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Hunter, Forest and Ridge

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

They are said to be “very good boys”!

Listed: August 11, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Clark

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

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

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Rhyder

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

Listed: August 5, 2013

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

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

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Avery

30728131506Boy, born June 2004
HIV

 
Listed: August 5, 2013

 

*** 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!

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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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!

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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Carolina

Carolina 2013 (3)Girl, Born May 2006

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

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

Listed: August 6, 2010

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

Carolina 2013 (1)

UPDATE August 2013:

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

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

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

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Lucie

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

Listed: Aug 19, 2013

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/y43CZ_uQ7ig

updated medical 5/15: added cardiomyopathy and atopic dermatitis

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

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

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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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

 

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

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Todd #21-12

todd-2015Boy, Born 2007

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

Listed: Sept 11, 2013

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

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

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

Additional photos and videos are available.

$890.41 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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

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

Listed: prior to 2010

Cleft palate, possible FAS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

I have a miracle makerBoy, 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.

$1,042.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $103.50 from MACC donations!

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

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

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

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Kimmy #

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born 2013

This 3 years old girl has been diagnosed with PDD – Pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (PDD), Spastic quadriplegia with axial hypotonia, microcephaly and dismrphic facies. She has rehabilitation every day and is on a special Pyruvate dehydrogenase diet due to the PDD.

She is a little sweet girl with big brown eyes, white skin and auburn hair. She has small feet and such tiny legs.  She is very sociable and emotional child, who loves attention and loves the contact with adults and children. The staff reported that she grabs a toy with her right hand and holds it for a short time. She really loves to be tickled on the legs and laughs with voice. She can stay in a sitting position in chair alone.

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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Anna and Alex #

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

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

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

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Sadie #

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

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

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

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Amber

amber amber1Girl, born 2010

cerebral palsy
severe mental delays
nystagmus

 

Beautiful girl, full of spunk!

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

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Mary

maryGirl, born 2011

epilepsy
other disorder of psychological development

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

She is very beautiful, smart and kind.

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

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

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

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Oscar

oscarBoy, born 2010

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

He also has a brother born in 2007

 

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

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Herbert

herbertBoy, born 2015

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

 

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Roxy #2-5

roxy2roxyAge: 2
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

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

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

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4 Siblings

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

Boy, born 2010
mixed developmental disorders

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

Girl, born 2013
other disorder of nervous system

Girl, born 2014
other specified congenital malformation of circulatory system

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

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Henley

henley Boy, born 2008

HIV
slight mental delay

 

Henley is a very quiet boy.

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STAR #1-57

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

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

Photos and videos from November 2016 are available.

 

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

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Tressa

tressaGirl, born 2015

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

 

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

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Dena #

debbieGirl, approx 2 years old

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

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

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

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Mia #

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

Listed: November 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Allen #38-1

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allen-nov2016Age: 12
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus

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

Photos and videos from November 2016 are available.

 

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

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Drake #1-53

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

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

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

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Alissa #

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

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

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Agatha #

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

Listed: April 27, 2016

The girl doesn’t take any medications at present.

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

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

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Eliza #

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

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

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

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

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Fynn

fynnBoy, born 2015

Down syndrome

 

 

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

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Vincent #

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

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

 

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

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Martin #

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

The agency has a photo available for inquiring families.

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

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Presley #

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

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

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

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Randy #

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

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

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

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Jenna #

JennaGirl, 2.5 years old

Listed: Oct 2016

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

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

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

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Brendan #35

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

Listed: June 3, 2015

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

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

He eats blended food from a spoon.

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

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Albee #35

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born 2014

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

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

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

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

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Maxim

maxim-2016maxim-2016Boy, born 2005

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

Listed: May 22, 2015

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

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

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

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Oliver #11-60

Oliver

Oliver2Age: 2
polycystic left kidney

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

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

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Gerry

gerryBoy, born 2011

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

 

 

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

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Simson

simsonBoy, born 2014

Congenital brain malformation (callosum dysplasia)
congenital hydrocephaly

 

 

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

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Armando #75

ArmandoAge: 8 years
Special needs: good physical development with a minor disability (aseptic idiopathic osteonecrosis in the left); significant mental delay and disturbance of behavior; hyperactivity disorder combined with mental delay and stereotypic movements; delayed neuropsychological development;

Armando is a physically active boy.  Armando has good communication skills. He is sociable and interacts with both children and adults. Armando is friendly, kind and emotionally responsive. He makes very good eye contact.

Armando takes care of his self-service needs independently (he eats independently and uses cutlery properly, he dresses and undresses independently, he puts on and takes off his shoes independently). He has formed very good hygiene habits and maintains very good hygiene. He keeps his school books, pencils, etc. clean.

Attitude towards possible adoption: Armando has a positive attitude and great expectations.

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Sorenson #

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASorenson (1)Boy, born 2010
retinopathy, premature birth, general overall delays

Listed: April 2, 2015

He is exploring the objects by examining them with his hands, smells them, and touches them with his face. When he drops an object he bends and looks for it by stretching his hands in different directions. With purpose of developing the motor skills of his hands the foster family is giving him smaller objects and treats.

He moves around in the space by crawling or walking. He can steps mainly on his toes.When he walks on his own, he helps himself by using a wall or other horizontal purpose. When he walks with an adult he is led by the hand. With the help from the foster mother he is climbing up stairs and changing the left and the right foot. He pushes his cart, which gives him an opportunity to walk with changing feet. In standing position he can step on his right foot fully. He loves to play a game in which he is standing up and holds the hands of the adult and springs with his feet.

He pronounces separate words and phrases. He loves to play with the family members. He enjoys baths and plays with the water and the rubber duck. The child freely communicates with the foster parents and likes to play with other children. During the contact with a stranger at first he is reserved.

He announces when he is hungry or thirsty. He can eat with spoon and meet difficulties in getting food from the cup, but doesn’t miss his mouth. He can hold independently solid food – pretzel or cracker. He learns how to drink from a cup.

 

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

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Kraig #29-10

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

Listed: September 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chantelle-Ann

chantelle

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

Listed: Feb 1, 2016

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

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

 

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

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Willhelm

willhelmBoy, born 2014

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

Listed: August 24, 2016

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

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

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

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Pauly

paulyBoy, born 2012

HIV resulting in generalized lymphadenopathy

Will be available early 2017!

Sweet boy!!

Listed: August 3, 2016

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

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

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

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Bruce

I have a miracle makerbruce (1)Boy, born 2013

HIV; Hep C on his file

What a cutie!!

Listed: August 3, 2016

$393.56 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $371.06 from MACC donations!

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

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

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Stella

I have a miracle makerstella-2016Girl, born 2010

Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2016

NEW VIDEO!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSDRmbGeQds

From a missionary who met her in December 2016:  “Strabimus. Low tone. Very cuddly and mushy! Can stand with some support. I showed them some therapy positions and exercises for them to do to get her to weight bear on her feet and I can tell that they have been doing it. Her nose and eyes were excessively yucky and i suspected that her hearing was impaired from fluid. I discussed it with her doctors ad they were going to follow up on it. She makes sounds, no language. ‘Lower functioning’ (but I hate to say that). The orphanage workers love her and I think that is a problem in that they carry her about. She is in a baby house with typical peers. I believe with some medical attention and therapy she is capable of progressing.”

 

$182.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $101.30 from MACC donations!

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

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

 

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Stacie

stacie

stacie1Girl, born 2011

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

Listed: August 3, 2016

So sweet!!

$5.40 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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Daniel #

Daniel update 2016DanielBoy, age 7
Epilepsy, cognitive delays

Listed: July 29, 2016

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

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

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

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Mercedes

mercedesGirl, born 2005

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

Listed: July 26, 2016

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

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Sloane

sloaneGirl, born 2014

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

Listed: July 26, 2016

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

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

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Scout

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

Listed: July 26, 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!

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Dalton

daltondalton-2016Boy, born 2015

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

Listed: July 26, 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!

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Sterling

sterlingBoy, born 2002

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

Listed: July 26, 2016

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

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Larry #2-4

Larry collageBoy, age 4
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Listed: July 25, 2016

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

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

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Scott

scottBoy, born 2016

callosal agenesis
congenital cerebral cyst
open oval window

Sweet baby boy!

Listed: July 25, 2016

 

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

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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

$99.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Garry

garryBoy, born 2016

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

Listed:  July 19, 2016

Sweet boy needs a family!

$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!

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Corey

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

Listed: July 2016

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

 

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

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Sage and Sven

I have a miracle makerSage 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.

$73.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $50.90 from MACC donations!

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

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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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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).

Listed: June 6, 2016

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

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

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

$5,122.58 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Drake

drakeBoy, born 2016Drake2
Down syndrome

What a chunky bundle of love!!

Listed: May 31, 2016

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

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

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