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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!

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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Rhyder

30728134755rhyder-2017-croppedBoy, born February 2003
Congenital malformation of entodermal canal, anus atresia (colostomy in 2003)

Listed: August 5, 2013

New pic January 2017!  Isn’t Rhyder handsome?   He needs a loving family to help him with his medical needs.  14 years old now.  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 an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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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!

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

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Carolina

Carolina 2013 (3)carolina-2017Girl, Born May 2006

Listed: August 6, 2010

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!

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

New pic January 2017!  

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!

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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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!

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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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!

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.

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 an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Kanani

kanani-2016Girl, born April 2008

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

Kanani has been transferred!

NEW PHOTO DECEMBER 2016

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

From a family who met her in May 2012:  Large 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!

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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.

$2,002.30 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!

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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 an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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William #

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

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

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Vallis #

vallisBoy, born 2001

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

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

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Melisa #

melisaGirl, born 2004

She has been diagnosed with moderate mental delay and strabismus.

Listed: Jan 2017

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

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

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Randy #34

randyBoy, born 2008
Diagnosis: Mild mental delays

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

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

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Dido #65

Roger 565Boy, born 2007
infantile cerebral palsy; severe mental delay; protein-calorie malnutrition

Listed: July 26, 2015

Update Jan 2017:  Dido is small and looks younger than his age. He has cerebral palsy – mixed type. He learned to walk at age 3. He goes up and down the stairs holding on the rail. He tries to run. He is an active child. He is delayed in all areas of development. He makes utterances but not recognizable words. He does not follow verbal directions. He plays by himself and does not participate in organized activities. His attention span on a task is short. He is learning to hold a pencil and color on a paper. If he gets upset, he is not able to calm himself and needs an adult to help sooth him. He needs adult assistance in most all areas of daily living – feeding, dressing, bodily functions. He is in need of a patient, loving family who will help him achieve to the best of his ability and who will accept him despite his delays.

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

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Sorenson #

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

Listed: April 2, 2015

Update Jan 2017:  Sorenson has bilateral retinopathy and is blind in both eyes. He has some mental delay. He can move independently in space by walking and crawling; he climbs the furniture, squats, goes up and down the stairs. He uses his hands and feet to learn about his environment and reaching objects. Lately he’s shown the desire to feed himself with a spoon. He gets his cup on his own, holds it steadily and drinks form it. He learns of the world by touch, smell, or with objects that reflect the noises in the room. He stands next to the wall and with a stick reaches up. According to the foster mother his skill of detecting objects has improved – he now can name an object at 20 cm distance. He can hold his attention on an activity/ topic.

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

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

 

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

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Harmony #43

Harmony 543harmony-2017Age: 4 years

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

Listed May 11, 2015

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

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

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

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Delaney #

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Girl, born 2012delaney

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

Listed: April 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Tage #46

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

Listed: May 2015

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

The agency has additional photos and videos.

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

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Bella #2-6

bella_dec-2016 bella-collageGirl, age 5
Down syndrome

BELLA is 5 years old and has Down syndrome. Bella’s gross motor skills are well developed. She walks, runs, goes up and down the stairs without support, and throws a ball. She plays appropriately with toys and will play with her favorite toys for long periods of time. She plays with other children from her group. She enjoys musical games and songs with movement/hand motions. She says 4-5 words, responds to her name, and follows simple directions. She understands everything that is said to her. She eats independently, takes her shoes on/off independently and holds her hands out for them to be washed after meals. She helps clean up the toys after play time.

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

$27.00 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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Tess #

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

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

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

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

Videos available from the agency.

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

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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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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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!

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

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

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

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Mary

maryGirl, born 2011

epilepsy
other disorder of psychological development

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

She is very beautiful, smart and kind.

$189.00 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

 

$1.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

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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

 

$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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Henley

henley Boy, born 2008

HIV
slight mental delay

 

Henley is a very quiet boy.

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

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

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

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Tressa

tressatressa-2016-2Girl, born 2015

Listed: November 23, 2016

This peach has Down syndrome.  Her medical records indicate: disorder of the brain, mental delays,
atrioventricular septal defect (ASD), atrioventricular block, protein energy malnutrition, vit d deficiency

She will so benefit from being adopted EARLY, so she has access to necessary medical intervention and a family to love her through the recovery.

$103.50 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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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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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

fynnfynn-2017Boy, born 2015

Down syndrome

New pic January 2017! 

 

 

$122.50 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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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.

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

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

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

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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-collageBoy, born 2005

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

Listed: May 22, 2015

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

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

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Gerry

gerryBoy, born 2011

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

 

 

$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!

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

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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!

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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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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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 $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Willhelm

willhelmBoy, born 2014

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

Listed: August 24, 2016

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

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

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

bruce (1)Boy, born 2013

HIV; Hep C on his file

What a cutie!!

Listed: August 3, 2016

NEW VIDEO! January 2017  Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/8AnspMXTocA

$1,433.19 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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Stella

stella-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.”

 

$1,168.30 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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Shawn

shawnBoy, born 2011

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

 

Listed August 2016

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

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

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

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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 an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Sloane

sloaneGirl, born 2014

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

Listed: July 26, 2016

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

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

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

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Scout

scoutscout-2016Girl, born 2009

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

Listed: July 26, 2016

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

$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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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!

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Scott

scottBoy, born 2016

callosal agenesis
congenital cerebral cyst
open oval window

Sweet baby boy!

Listed: July 25, 2016

 

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

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

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

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Steven

stevensteven-2017-croppedBoy, born August 2007

Listed July 19, 2016

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

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

$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!

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

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Garry

garryBoy, born 2016

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

Listed:  July 19, 2016

Sweet boy needs a family!

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

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

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

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Corey

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

AGING OUT
Down Syndrome, Torticollis

Listed: July 2016

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

 

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

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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.

$1,024.40 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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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.