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Older Child Grant — Down Syndrome

thenandnowwatkinsthenandnow-isomBeginning January 1, 2017, children age 10 & up are eligible for a $15,000 grant.

Since May 2016, 13 $15,000 grant and 5 $10,000 grants have previously been awarded!

These older children with Down syndrome currently have $422,000+  

Additional information available on the new Older Child Grant policy.

For a list of children who are eligible for these grant funds:

Older Boys with Down Syndrome  and  Older Girls with Down Syndrome

To donate to the Older Child Grants (Down syndrome) and help the grant pool grow:


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!

Checks can be mailed to:
Reece’s Rainbow
PO Box 146
Combined Locks, WI 54113

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Lisa

Lisa-2002Girl, born 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: May 25, 2015

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

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Nina

Niamh-smallerGirl, born 2005
PRC

Nina is a lovely little girl who has Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Nina has also previously had kidney stones.

Listed November 15, 2012

Nina lives in a foster family and loves to play with her foster sibling from the orphanage. She also enjoys watching cartoons and playing outdoors. Nina is an introverted girl and is very well behaved. She is not receiving any special treatment or rehabilitation, and it is clear that she would greatly benefit from the attention of a loving family.

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

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Paul

paul-2017-croppedpaul-2017Boy, born December 2003
Down syndrome

Listed:  June 19, 2013

SO GLAD to have a new photo of Paul!  Jan 2017.

Paul is  13 years old.  He is living in an institution and needs a family so badly.  He is able to walk.  He is significantly malnourished, and will benefit from family life.  Married couples only.  Travel required.

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

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Regina

Regina collageGirl, born December 2004
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease

Listed: April 10, 2013

Regina was abandoned at the Children’s Welfare Institute in 2009, when she was approximately 5 years old.

After admission she adapted to the group life quickly. She likes being praised, can get alone well with caretaker and children, sometimes can care younger brothers and sisters and can manage her life.Regina (2)

In late 2010 she entered preschool class. We design and make some projects for her. We find she is interested with colorful paper, she takes the colorful paper to roll and unfold repeatedly. She learns to use scissor to cut paper. She likes painting, use colorful pens to draw circles on balloon. She can put the toy blocks of the same color together which makes her can recognize color and make her fingers more flexible. Regina has had a great change in the preschool class, from an autistic child she grows up into a polite and helpful child.

After training (blow the balloon, tongue exercise and read Pinyin), she can speak “wo, wawa, mama, yao, buyao, hao”, can write some numbers and simple characters. Her limb ability is improved, she can ride a bike, can swing, can sit on the seesaw, recently he loves riding children’s bike. Once upon a time, they are singing together, she feel the student near her does not sing well and tells to stop singing. At the same time she is helpful boy, she can do what she can, can help the teacher to clean the classroom and pick up the toys together; in the dormitory she can help to fold the clothes. In the picnic, she can pull child’s hand positively and can have a bag with food on her back. Through picnic and community activity, she broads her vision and improves her sociability.

She is confident, optimistic, polite, loving and sunshine child. She can perform actively when some guests visit the institute.   MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

There is a special $5,000 agency grant for Regina, from the adoption agency that currently holds her file.

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

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Artemur

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artemur-2016Boy, born January 2002
DS, atrial septal defect, polydactyly of the left hand

Listed:  December 19, 2012

From a volunteer who met him in November 2014:   “Artemur really needs to get out. Artemur is probably the strongest and one of the biggest children in his group, eventhough he’s only the size of a preschooler. The nurse who knew how to handle this group, an Artemur, isn’t there anymore. Artemurs behavior has gone worse. He bullies other children and he hits them. He doesn’t listen when nurses try to correct him. But as soon as he gets the positive attention of an adult he totally changes, he starts smiling and behaving very sweet. He is desperate for love and attention. They allowed us to take him (and some other stronger children) for a walk and that makes him so excited. He runs around and he want to explore everything there is to see. It’s a very eager boy. He just needs someone to teach him how to interact with other children. I think he would do best in a family with no younger (or at least smaller) children. Artemur is potty trained. When the nurses ask him to help bring the toys inside or push a wheel chair he will help. He knows how to react on verbal instructions. He has some language, but his language isn’t very clear. I have never seen him communicate about his needs with the nurses.”

Artemur is a handsome boy who has already been waiting far too long for a family of his own!

Large families welcome, multiple children may be adopted together from the same orphanage.  Elinor, Devora, Isolde, Julia,  Sullivan, Artemur, Duane, Abner and Irina may all be in the same region.

From someone who met Artemur in 2012:  Artemur is a ladies man 😉 He loves to greet visitors with a formal “Hello”, a chair for the visitor to sit on, and for the ladies he’ll kiss their hands and  sometimes request a kiss by pointing to his cheek. He has ten toes and ten fingers, and appears healthy. He is one of the two highest functioning boys in his group and is a big helper. He is quite verbal, and he has good self-care skills, he is able to feed himself and ask to use the restroom.  He likes to play with etch a sketches, toy phones, and bubbles. Artemur would probably do better in a family environment where he can be the youngest in the family.

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

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Ryan #6-14

ryan-2016-1DOB: 2001
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Listed: October 28, 2012

UPDATE MAY 2016:  Ryan was moved to a group home. He has made significant progress since leaving the institution and the staff believes that as they continue to work with him, he will continue to improve. Due to his history of behavior difficulties, the agency team sent a certified psychologist to spend time with Ryan and assess him in his new home. This updated information was provided by the psychologist who spent the day with Ryan and interviewed his teacher and the director of the group home: Ryan lives with children with more severe special needs, most of whom are in wheelchairs or bed bound. He feels like a leader in his group and enjoys helping with the other children. He has formed an emotional bond with the teacher that comes to the home to work with him. He waits for her in the morning, brings her the shoes she wears inside the home, and works very hard to obtain her praise and approval. He enjoys working with his teacher on activities such as assembling a train track. He is learning to do simple academic tasks like puzzles, though he loses interest quickly if he thinks it is “work”. He responds well to completing tasks and trying new things when the adults use praise and positive encouragement. He feeds himself. He is not yet toilet trained, but the director believes this is simply because no one at the institution attempted to train him. They will be working with him on this skill. He responds to his name and follows simple instructions. Behaviorally, he is doing very well in his new environment. He has formed attachments and works to please those he cares about. The staff describes him as calm and emotionally positive. He does struggle with concentration and is easily distracted, but he is willing to work hard for praise. He is hesitant with strangers, but will engage with them when encouraged.  Photos and videos are available through the agency.

Ryan is 12 years old. He has been in an institution.  His gross motor skills are well developed. He walks, runs, climbs and prefers physical activities. He exhibits some stereotypical movements. He plays with toys and attempts to manipulate them correctly. He requires 1:1 assistance for academic tasks. He is currently being instructed in how to trace letters, though he still requires assistance with this task. He tries to fit shapes into puzzles. He can arrange blocks and builds towers with them. He likes to arrange the chairs in stacks. He eats independently, though he’s still working on hygiene in related to table skills. He does put away his own dishes once he’s done eating. He can dress himself, but he does not undress himself independently. His personal hygiene skills are not built up at this time. During art class, he requires assistance with coloring and art projects. He can glue items onto paper if the items are pre-cut for him. His emotions and attention are unstable. He is hyperactive and doesn’t always follow the rules. He exhibits difficult behaviors when he doesn’t get his way or doesn’t want to do something. He is sometimes aggressive with objects and with his peers. He enjoys dancing and prefers to participate in activities and play that involve a ball and interacting with children who are more physical.

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

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

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

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Christian L11

boysillouettenophotoBoy, Born May 2004
Down syndrome

Listed: October 9, 2012

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

Christian attends school and gets good references from his teachers, he is starting to express his opinion – murmurs when tries to answer.   Active and joyful and as most boys – he likes cars and playing with them.  Is able to move up and down the stairs, eats self-dependently, though has self-care difficulties (still working on toileting), likes long walks in fresh air but is able to do them only with holding on one’s hand.  Christian has amazing potential….what a joy to get to watch him grow and thrive in a forever family!  Older parents, large families, and single moms welcome.  Great program!

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

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Mikel (L)

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Mikel B147-002Boy, born September 2002
Down syndrome, specific mixed developmental disorder and aphasia (Language disorder)

Listed: October 30, 2015

Mikel is not speaking, but follows directions. In 2004, he had surgery for cataracts, and glasses assigned for permanent wearing. The report indicates that the boy is not getting involved in any activities and performs the stereotypic movements. Mikel was never visited by his parents and has no contact with relatives.

Mikel goes to the special school in town. Mikel is not receiving any neurological medication. His sleep during the night is good (calm), but he needs to wear diapers. Mikel needs an ongoing supervision by an adult. His eye contact is short, is concentrating his attention to the sounds and visual signals. Has good understanding of the adult’s speech, implements instructions, but he is not speaking by himself. He is able to eat without help, to dress up and undress, to wash his hands, brush his teeth, but still his hygienic skill are not yet developed in full: he takes the action only when is reminded and is helped by the staff member. His eating is good and likes different food. His interest in the environment is weak, he feels secure in the environment he is familiar with with persons he knows. He likes to be together with other children in a family group setting, listen to music, but due to his slow motion he is not getting involved into the group activities. His favorite activity is to play with balloons and ball; he throws them up in the air.

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

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Gus #

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

Listed: May 3, 2016

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

 

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

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Leonard

Boy, born November 2002

Listed: November 4, 2011
Leonard is so handsome! Growing well, and is blessed to be in a boarding SCHOOL for children with special needs, not an adult mental institution. He has Down syndrome, but no other medical conditions listed at this time. He is said to be very quiet, friendly and cheerful.

Hope someone will see this darling boy and give him the chance he deserves to have a loving family of his own. Married couples only. Older parents and large families welcome.  Leonard can be adopted with Chrystyna!

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

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Jordan L26

boysillouettenophotoBoy, Born November 2001
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Listed: October 8, 2012

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

Jordan is 14 years old.  He has light brown hair and brown eyes.  Instead of playing soccer and other games, Jordan clings to a walker because he has vision problems, and it makes him feel so uncertain about the world around him.   Jordan has tremendous potential in a loving, experienced adoptive family.

Older parents, large families and single moms welcome.  A family where Jordan can be the youngest, with older siblings, would be ideal for his learning and attachment.   He has missed out on so much in life    WE’VE HAD MULTIPLE SUCCESSFUL OLDER CHILD ADOPTIONS IN THIS PROGRAM!! 

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

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Ulysess #46-2

ulysses-2016DOB: February 2004

Diagnosis: Down syndrome, Chronic pyelonephritis, hydronephrosis first degree to the left kidney

Listed: June 17, 2011

Ulysess is considered significantly delayed. As of March 2011, he was not independently walking. He can pull to a stand, walk while holding someone’s hand, walks behind push toys and climb in and out of his crib on his own. He holds toys in his hands and plays with them. He enjoys music and smiles when someone sings to him. He does have some sensory issues and will often hide his head in his hands. He demonstrates some auto-aggression by hitting the side of his head with his palm.  He has frequent kidney infections and it is possible that he experiences pain from his kidney condition that effects his behavior.

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

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Andrea

Andrea2AndreaGirl, born January 2006
PRC
Down Syndrome

Beautiful 10-year-old Andrea is a sweet girl agency staff met a year ago! Andrea has down syndrome, but is high functioning. She lives in a foster family with four siblings in an apartment on the grounds of the orphanage. She is attending a special education school inside the orphanage and her favorite thing to do and learn about is to listen to music and dance. Her vision and hearing were reported to be normal and she has no heart conditions. Andrea’s best friend is a boy in the orphanage who also has down syndrome. Her favorite color is red and she loves to play with Legos or toys you can take apart and build with. Her favorite food is meat.

Andrea understands everything she hears or is told. She repeats words and phrases. When she is happy, she will talk a lot. When she is upset, she stops talking. She also may not listen or respond when upset, but she is never aggressive. Andrea is very observant. She likes to watch and then copy. She can put on and take off her own clothes, but does need some help with buttons. Andrea can feed herself with a spoon. She is very helpful at school. Andrea is described as active, extroverted, playful, friendly, helpful, kind, and funny. She is a leader and she obeys most of the time, but can be stubborn at times.

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

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Crystal L25

photogirlGirl, Born November 2001
Down syndrome

Listed October 8, 2012

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

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

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

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Joey

joeyjoey-1josue2009Boy, born 2005
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 27, 2016

LA-E1

Joey was left in the hospital at birth.  He is cleared for adoption and has been waiting for SO very long!  He has lived in the same children’s home since he was an infant.  He attends a school for children with special needs in the community.

Joey sounds like an active guy — he enjoys riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline, and running games.  He’s not a picky eater, and especially likes sweets.

Additional pictures available.

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

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Aislinn

pollypolly1Girl, born Jan. 2004
Down syndrome, Severe mental delays, Congenital malformation of heart, unspecified; Kyphosis and lordosis (curved spine); malnutrition

Listed: July 7, 2013

NEW PHOTO JULY 2016!!!  

Aislinn is in urgent need of an adoptive family.  She is already in an institution.  Please share her need!

Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.

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

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Chessa

Chessa2Girl, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome, repaired heart condition

Listed: August 16, 2016

Chessa is a rule follower, very verbal, easily able to answer questions and express herself. Her favorite animals are a dog, cat and giraffe. She is mobile and able to walk and run. Although she needs instruction when showering, she is able to dress herself and is toilet trained. Her nannies reported that she eats very slowly. She told us that her favorite foods are watermelon, eggplant and oranges.

Her personality is described as outgoing, active, interactive with a good attention span. She is a very sweet young lady who loves singing and dancing. Chessa attends a special education class within the orphanage and her academic performance was described as pretty good. Her gross and fine motor skills are good. She is not able to read or write but enjoys drawing and coloring. Her language is easy to understand.

We are hopeful that a family will give her a chance!

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

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Isabelle #2-2

Isabelle Sept 2013 (1)Girl, Born February 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: September 27, 2010

From her medical records:   The child is in a very good general condition. Elementary thinking processes are observed. She can’t speak but pronounces sounds and combinations of sounds: ba-ba, etc. that are completely random. She knows her name and reacts when called. She carries out elementary orders. She is not oriented for place and time. Her attention is unstable, her memory is mechanic.

In emotional aspect the child is calm, merry and playful. She enjoys the attention that she is paid and actively seeks it. She easily enters into interaction with the children and the adults in the orphanage. She has friends among the children and prefers to play with them. She reacts actively in musical classes – makes rhythmical movements, but almost doesn’t play with toys and prefers to put them in her mouth or toss them.

The child walks independently and carries out the orders of the physical therapist – crouches, stands up. She already eats by herself. She doesn’t signal about her physiological needs and is taken care of entirely by the personnel of the orphanage.

The child is being taught to put her clothes on and take them off on her own. The training for gaining life skills continues.

Single moms and large families welcome, easy travel!

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

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Nikolajs L15

boysillouettenophotoBoy, Born May 2002
Down syndrome
L15

Listed: October 9, 2012

Nikolajs is 14 years old and waiting for his family to find him.   His name means “Victory of the People”.     Walks free, is active in the environment which is known to him.   Is not able to talk but understands what others are saying, uses gestures when communicates.   Expresses emotions by making different sounds and by imitating gestures, likes to imitate different activities, likes dancing or talking by the toy cell phone.   Nikolajs also likes playing, has interest in books and magazines. He is calm and he likes to play with his toys alone. Makes role plays – cooperates with other children when wants to.   Likes leafing books.   Nikolajs knows his digits from 1 to 5 on his fingers.   Also points to correct letters when asked.   Takes part in sports and  culture events at the orphanage.

Full medical and social history available!

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

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Dominick

guardianangeldominickBoy, born May 2004
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed October 2016

A recent adopting family met this boy, and spent time with Dominick on two different occasions.   They said:  “He is a very sweet boy who has expressed that he wants to be adopted. We have adopted two of his friends, and they pray every night that he can find his forever family too. Dominick has a sweet and loving personality that we know would be a blessing to any family.”

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

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Charles

Boy, born:  June 2004

Listed: May 4, 2011

Charles is a sweet little guy, who looks like he’s in need of a Momma to scoop him up!

He is also listed as having barrel chest, which is common in children with Down syndrome.  He has no listed heart condition or other health issues.

Charles can be adopted with Megan or any of the other children in this orphanage!

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

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Bart

BartBoy, born July 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Bart is a kind boy, whose favorite thing to do is help others! Children understand his speech well, but adults sometimes have difficulty. However, they feel he understands a lot more than he expresses. He is diagnosed with Down Syndrome, but no other health concerns. Currently his gross motor skills are pretty good, though he has some trouble balancing, and needs to work on his fine motor skills. He can feed himself and navigate the stairs on his own. He gets along well with other children, and can focus well when playing with his favorite toy.

There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.

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

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Zadie

sadieGirl, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Zadie gets along well with everyone in her foster home. She has 2 best friends in particular that she is often with. She loves riding her tricycle and doing puzzles. She is a good listener in school and is proud of her work.

 

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

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Paige

paige-2017-croppedGirl, born 2004
Mental delays. Down syndrome, cardiopathia. Umbilical hernia. Convergent squint.

Listed:  October 4, 2012

New pic January 2017!

Paige had previously been living with her mother until she lost her rights.

She can sit independently and can crawl! Her speech is not well developed but she can partially understand what you are saying.  She has a very short attention span.

Update June 2013:
Lovely Paige has hair now!  She broke my heart.  She was just sitting on the couch rocking back and forth and didn’t respond at all when I came over to her. Poor, sweet thing!! The nannys love her, but she needs more than they can give. I am not sure if the move was hard on her or what but she just rocked and rocked.

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

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Ansel

ansel-1Boy, born 2003
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 27, 2016

LA-E2

Ansel was relinquished to the children’s home when he was almost 2 years old; his family was unable to care for a child with special needs.

Ansel receives language and physical therapy once a week, and his vocabulary and social skills are improving!  He enjoys riding bikes, playing in the dirt, and watching Barney on TV.  His favorite foods are chicken with rice, yogurt, and cake.

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

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Asherton

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Asherton (1)Boy, born November 2004
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: February 10, 2015

Meet Asherton.  Asherton has good gross motor skills and he is able to feed and dress himself. He attends school and enjoys it. Though he is hard to understand when he talks, he likes to talk a lot. He can understand what others tell him and can follow directions.  Asherton likes listening to music, singing, dancing and playing games with other children. Asherton is waiting for a loving family that will help him grow and thrive.

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

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Eva

eva-2014eva-video-still-jan-2017-jan-2017Girl, Born September 2004
Down syndrome

Listed September 22, 2013

Sweet Eva is described as an active, joyful girl who likes toys and to play games.   She is also very friendly and likes to communicate with people.

Update January 2017: Eva is doing very well and described as a calm, if rather stubborn child.  She understands instructions and follows them when she wishes.  Eva is nonverbal, but is able to make her feelings known.  She attends a school for children with special needs, but does not appear to have many academic skills.  It’s expected that Eva would do well in a family.

Additional information is available from the agency, upon request.

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

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Rogers

Rogers update 2014 (1)RogerBoy, born May 2004
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 9, 2013

From a family who met him in August 2015:  “Came in and was very quiet, respectful of the nannies, and greeted us calmly. He posed for a picture and followed directions. When we were done taking his photo, he sat down quietly and waited for direction from the nannies.  He posed for many pictures!  He was very calm and sure of himself.  The room was very busy, with lots of visitors and lots of children.  This did not seem to upset Rogers at all.  He said hello to us.  Very well behaved!  Rogers is very loved in this orphanage, and he has been prepared for the transition into a family.  PLEASE SEE HIM BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!

Rogers has normal limb development and delayed mental development. Upon admission,he was 4 years old. At that time, he could walk alone, felt strange about the new place, and was careful to get to know new people. After a period of time, he learned how things worked and liked to get to know new people and got along with others well. At the age of 5 years, he could go up and down stairs holding the rail, could clap his hands along to the rhythm of music, could pick his favorite toys, and could share toys and food with other kids. At the age of 7 years, he could jump off the ground, could draw 3 parts of the body, and could pick up and throw a ball. At the age of 9 years, his self-management was improved and he knew his gender. He could eat and drink independently, take a bath, and put on his clothes independently. Now he is receiving the special education in the institute. He can imitate drawing pictures, can recognize common colors, can run and jump, and can have simple motion with his friends. He would like to do some work, but his language is delayed and he can only speak some simple words unclearly, He can understand the directions and he is gentle, shy, and likes familiar people close to him. Roger can get along well with other kids, likes playing games, enjoys basketball, and likes riding bikes with kids in the playground. Occasionally he is obstinate, but telling him a story can make him smile.

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

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Kieran #

KieranBoy, born April 2004

Down Syndrome

Listed: September 9, 2014

He has learned basic motor skills, is very active, fast, and flexible. He has a tendency to act impulsively. He climbs, responds to his name, and selectively executes commands. He is curious and sociable, but he prefers the attention of adults. He loves playing with stuffed animals and spends the day with his favorite toy. Speech is not developed. He can eat independently and eats solid foods. He is dependent on the assistance of an adults.

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

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Jamison

JamisonBoy, born April 2006
CO-1
Down syndrome

Listed:  February 4, 2015

Jamison is sweet, very affectionate and loves to play outside.  Single moms welcome!!

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

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Beth

BethGirl, born April 2005
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital preauricular fistula

Listed: April 22, 2015

Beth’s caretakers describe her as cute and obedient. She loves music class and creating dances to songs. Beth can write some characters in her native language. She does not have good expressive skills but is able to convey her needs through body language and simple words. She loves to learn new things and loves going to her class. Beth also loves playing games with other kids and helping out her caretakers.She has been waiting for a long time for a family of her own.

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

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Robert #34-9

Robert updateBoy, born December 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: November 29, 2012

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

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

Additional information available from the agency.  Recent pictures and videos available, too!

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

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Marty #6-7

Boy, born June 2002

Down syndrome

Listed: June 23, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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Mickey

Boy, Born June 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 20, 2010

This very sweet young boy has Down syndrome.   He is well loved by his foster mother and father. He was a dancer in the orphanage performance.   Whenever he hears music he starts dancing.   He was cooperative and happy. He can wash his face if his foster mom gets the towel ready and can do other self help skills.   He can feed himself and. He can pull his pants up and down.   He has good speech and can say many words.   He pulls his chair to the table when it is time to eat and he will clean his mouth after he eats.  He is kind when he plays with other children and does not take their toys.  He likes to run around and play with balls.   He is very curious and likes to watch large machinery outside.   He loves cars and will play with them and watch them out the window for long periods of time. He was described as a “happy, curious and lovely child.”   He is healthy and energetic. He is friendly to others and sensible! He does not have any heart issues.

Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

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

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Gabriel L16

photoboyBoy, Born December 2001

Down syndrome

Listed: October 9, 2012

Handsome Gabriel!   14 years old and really needs a loving, experienced family to give him the life he deserves.    He probably has a bit of ADHD, possibly ASD.  He is considered relatively low functioning (compared to other children with Down syndrome).  But he is active, able, and deserving of a better life than he’s got!

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

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

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George #19-2

George_2011DOB: 2004
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Listed: February 14, 2013

George can walk with support. He will play with toys. He is described as friendly and as having a positive attitude. He is exposed to games and activities, but he does not always participate. He is not aggressive toward himself or others.

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

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Louie

Boy, born April 2005
Down syndrome
PRC

Listed: December 12, 2012

Louie is walking, running, jumping and crawling, can stand with one foot for 5 seconds, can jump with both feet.  His balance is good.  Louie can use the scissor deftly, like cutting paper, can draw simple pictures, can imitating drawing fish.

He would like to express with language, though his voice is not clear, other people can understand him. Every day he comes to the classroom, he can make greetings with teachers politely and express his willing. Also he can communicate with adults. Usually he can help mates in trouble like older brother.

Louie likes studying, is curious with new things, likes operating with hands, like drawing. He can not only join kinds of sports, but also he can use materials to create. His self-performing is improving, can answer the questions actively. He can recognize common color in the daily life, can paint and draw simple pictures. He has good memory, can remember poems and children’s songs. He likes imitating, and can write his name.  He can learn dancing quickly and often joins art performance.

Teachers and other children all like Louie. He is active, open, confident, often plays with mates. He likes handcrafts, also likes outdoor activities, like rocking horse, sliding, see-saw, etc. He has good safety awareness. He likes balls, toy cars and toy guns.

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

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Xander

Xander 3XanderBoy, born March 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 20, 2013

Xander was found abandoned at 6 yrs old, he’s an active child, running and chasing in the rooms all around, he was even running to go upstairs, however he never did that again after teacher’s criticism so that we could see he’s an obedient child. At the age of 6 years and 7 months, Xander did well in all aspects of taking care of himself: he eats food himself, washes the dishes after meal and takes shower, puts on clothes, socks and shoes, goes to washroom and occasionally he helps caretaker to do works within his abilities. At the age of 6 years and 1 month: he is active, restless and unquiet, able to greet familiar people and call “teacher, aunt, uncle, brother, sister”, he’s really naughty and played on class, he didn’t like to be restricted, playing is the nature for boys, however the teacher demanded him to keep classroom discipline and he couldn’t affect other kids, he’s acceptable to teacher’s words. At the age of 6 years 7 months, Xander behaved well on classes and he was praised many times by teacher, however his expression ability was not good enough and couldn’t express himself with whole sentences, so most of the time he needed the gestures, teacher said he had made big improvements, we trust he would express himself fluently and naturally.

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

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Madden #61-1

Madden-BulgariaDOB: 2004
Down syndrome

Listed: October 9, 2011

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

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

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

More photos available.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
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Tyler #4-5

tyler-2016Boy, born 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: June 24, 2012

NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016

Tyler has waited 14 years for the opportunity to have a family and he is now FINALLY registered for adoption. He needs a family that will look past his age and see all that this little boy can be under the guidance of a loving family.

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

UPDATE 2014:
This  joyful 11-y.o. boy is still waiting for his adoptive parents. He is a radiant and sociable child who loves interacting with adults. He also has preferred adults which is a significant indicator that the child is capable of forming a relationship of attachment.

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

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Kelvin Philip

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Boy, born January 2007
Down syndrome

Listed: September 23, 2013

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From a family who met him in June 2014:

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

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

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Ruth

Girl, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Ruth would really thrive with a forever mommy and daddy! She loves to hold your hand, but never will shy away from showing off her smarts and independence. She is doing very well in school and loves to learn. The first thing Ruth will run to during her play time is the trampoline… she jumps sings, and will even throw some dance moves in there too!

Ruth’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

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Nick

Boy, born summer 2004
PRC
Down Syndrome

Nick is gentle, active, restless, kind, careful and full of love! He can speak short sentences and express his needs. He enjoys helping his caretaker and helping to care for children. Nick also likes to draw and play with other children. He likes to be neat; and pays attention to his appearance. After getting up he likes to look at himself in the mirror; and tidy himself neatly. He has a good sense of music and he likes to sing and dance!

Video available.

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Nora

Girl, born 2006
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease (repaired)

Listed: April 2017

Nora is an amazing little girl. She was hosted in the US in the summer of 2016 by a family who hoped to adopt her but were denied — They are willing to talk with anyone interested in knowing more about this precious child.

Nora is very independent and cognitively very able. She was able to confidently take care of all her needs. She has extremely long hair that she did not like to have to brush, but was willing to have it braided to have it out of her way. She spoke very clearly in her native languate and was able to communicate her needs to her host family. She ate well and was very healthy. She adored the younger children in the family and wanted to help in caring for them. She enjoyed having jobs to do with the other children in the home. She liked to play outside and go on trips but she also loved to look at picture books and draw in notebooks. She loves animals. Nora did tend to get fairly grumpy when given sugar – so it is best to limit her intake. At times she would shake her head no and cry if she did not want to do something (like go to bed) but always chose to comply when her host parents repeated their direction.

She was examined by a pediatrician, dentist, and ophthalmologist while in the US. The pediatrician said she was very healthy and well taken care of. She also said Nora’s heart sounded very healthy. Nora does not need glasses but does have a few cavities that will need some treatment once she is adopted.

Nora would do very well in a family – she loves being with people, especially children. She adored her host dad in particular but also loved to snuggle with her host mom and their children. She is very bright and curious. She wants to learn and explore. She is a treasure just waiting to be claimed.

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

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Kade #16-2

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Kade_June 2016

2016

Kade 2014DOB: 2002
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, asthma

Listed: October 9, 2011

2014 UPDATE:  Kade was moved out of an institution and into a group home in 2014.  He is described as sensitive, with alert look, inquisitive, willful, contact and adaptive to the group. He is oriented in his immediate social environment and in the scheme of his own body. The fine motor skills are developed and all main motion skills have been mastered. He understands and carries out all commands and makes attempts to pronounce some words. He is very energetic with great desire for all kinds of motion games, and is well coordinated and purposeful. Kade feeds himself, dresses himself, and is completely toilet trained. His favorite activity is to listen to music and dance and he shows off on all festivities. His expressive and impressive speech is poor and he has limited vocabulary but he pronounces conscious syllables and words. He imitates objects from everyday life when they are mentioned. He likes to help to take care of the other children in the institution. He is interactive with the other children from the group. He can start playing with any toy. He draws by imitation within the limits of the paper. He likes to play with stuffed, musical and mechanic toys and he uses them according to their purpose. He can play for a long time with them.

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

Kade is currently living in a mental institution but is doing very well. He is attending school in the local village. His gross and fine motor skills are well developed. He colors inside the lines, feeds and dresses himself and is toilet trained. His expressive and receptive language is developed. He answers to his name, follows directions and repeats the names of objects. He participates in games and seeks out contact with other children. He enjoys playing with stuffed animals, musical toys and mechanical toys.

His play is appropriate. He is impulsive and will get upset if he doesn’t get his way. However, he is not aggressive toward himself nor toward other people.  He has a short attention span and will often give up easily when an activity is too hard and ask to do something else instead.  Kade is described as calm, inquisitive, headstrong, sensitive and communicative.

Update from Feb 2013: Kade is toilet trained, feeds and dresses himself, says some words, follows directions, and is not aggressive. He attends special education classes taught by teachers who come to the institution for instructional time. He is active and enjoys playing outside and staying busy. He enjoys the attention from the staff and will act silly to get them to pay attention to him. We have several current photos and a video of him. In the video, he is playing on playground equipment, following directions, joking around with staff and making funny faces at the camera and you can hear him say a few words too. He is living in a mental institution, but he is well cared for and doing quite well.

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

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Blossom L34

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on October 2003

Down syndrome, mental delays, speech and language delays, behavior/attention issues. Hypothyroidism. Bronchial asthma. Astigmatism. Hypermetropia. The girl needs to wear glasses for distance.

Listed: Jan 10, 2017

Blossom resides in an out-of-family care institution since October 2003 — her mother placed her in the social care center, as she couldn’t provide care and therapy for her.  Her mother visited regularly, and took her home for short visits and out for walks.  Unfortunately, her mother died in early 2016.  Blossom has an older half-sister who visits, but is unable to care for her, so she did not take on her guardianship.

Blossom has greyish-blue eyes and light grey hair. She attends 6th grade at specialized boarding school (for children with significant mental delays). She is communicative, friendly and active, always wants to take a part in all activities. She likes music and dancing very much, she has learned to ride a bike, with pleasure attends music lessons, domestic science and sports. The girl gets dressed herself, has self-care skills. She has active speech disorders, the girl can’t concentrate on one exercise for a long time, gets bored quickly. She commands other children, sometimes hurts them. She needs constant surveillance and care round the clock.

Learning skills are encumbered due to communication and intellectual disorders.  The girl has language delay, speech of people around she comprehends partly – comprehends opening statements, but understanding of statements is very limited. She has s small active vocabulary. In communication she often uses particular sounds and strings of sounds, simple gestures, understands some pictograms. Passive vocabulary is wider – it contains the most commonly used words, phrases and persons’ names in everyday situations. She needs regular assistance in the learning process, encouragement, bright visuals and direct cooperation with a teacher. The girl has started to construct simple, short sentences, but they are very unintelligible.

Her attention is more persistent if someone is working with her individually.  She can accomplish simple action individually – to take, to put back, to give, to observe pictures, to point on some objects in those pictures, to color over lines. She actively takes part in motion games and sports activities, sings and dances in music lesson. In literature class she tries to tell story independently, listens to the reading material, comprehends it partly. In the free time she plays with dolls and turns the pages of a magazine.

Blossom likes to participate in all measures. She has a leader position in her class and behavior problems are observed, she may fight and yell.  Girl is emotionally unstable, often reacts with anger, resents quickly, tendency to run away is observed.  At the same time the girl is kind-hearted, polite, responsive.

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

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Justin John

Justin2Boy, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 16, 2016

Justin is a sweet boy with a great sense of humor. He loved making silly faces when we were taking his picture. He is an intelligent little guy who is super well-mannered. While visiting him, we observed him clean up his candy wrappers, wipe off his mouth, and wash his hands without being told to. He is well behaved in school and always follows rules and instructions. Justin relates well with peers and adults and loves to help out and play with the younger children. Justin adjusts well to change as he started a new class this semester and adapted well with no problems. Justin is also very detail oriented. He is well organized and can describe something he saw with great detail. Justin is in third grade in a special education school that focuses more on social and basic living skills. He is able to read and write simple words and phrases. He enjoys picture books, animals, and coloring. One of his favorite things to do is play games with a basketball. While visiting Justin, he was great at repeating English words. We pointed to different body parts and he repeated, “eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, ears”. He also counted to ten with us!

Justin has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. He lived in a foster home when he was younger but now lives in the orphanage. Justin understands what a family is and expressed that he very much wishes to have a mom and a dad of his own. What a blessing he will be to a family.

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

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Guiliana

Guiliana (3)Guiliana (2)Girl, born January 2004
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

Guiliana came into care when she was about two and a half years old. She has Down Syndrome and has been living in a foster family since 2007. In 2015, Guiliana can do self-care skills including putting on clothes, bathing and toileting skills and she attends school. At home, Guiliana helps take care of younger siblings and holds their hands firmly when going outdoors. There is a younger sister, who just joined the foster family who is scared of strangers and refused to be fed by foster parents. So Guiliana tried to feed her and surprisingly she allowed Guiliana to feed her. She is a helper at home and sweeps the floor after meals. Guiliana has good appetite and eats well.

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

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Yancey

guardianangelYanceyBoy, born Oct 2003
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

Yancey is a handsome boy who is loved by many at his care center. Though he has very few words, Yancy has a great deal of intelligence and understanding of everything that goes on around him. Yancy’s files list him as having mild mental delay, but also in his file Down Syndrome is noted. He has had a chromosomal test to confirm Down Syndrome.

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/2VqLIP03CxY

From someone who met Yancey in May 2016:  “I got to meet Yancy yesterday for the first time, outside playing in the playground. He was such a lovely boy to play with, and it was clear he does have good understanding and is a bright boy. We played on the trampoline for a while, and he loved being picked up and for me to carry him as I jumped up and down. One of the younger kindergarten classes from the ICC centre were having class outside and he went and stood with them as they looked inside the tiny fish pond. He was with them for quite a few minutes until they went back inside. I sensed a desire to learn. Although he did not speak much, he was still able to communicate using gestures. (I wonder would he pick up ASL well?)
I then sat with him for at least ten or fifteen minutes, as he played with the plastic flowers in the tiny fishpond. He blew on them and swished them around in the water. He was happy and content!

It was such a pleasure to meet Yancy and I hope to get to spend some more time with him in the days and weeks to come. I would love to see him adopted into a forever family who can help continue his development and give him a brighter future than is possible in the setting he is in.”

From someone who met Yancey in Sept 2015:  “Please someone give Yancey a chance!! He has Down Syndrome, and from playing with him for about half an hour yesterday and seeing him again today, he seems like a bright boy who would do so well in a family!    I met Yancy for the first time, outside playing on the playground. He was such a lovely boy to play with, and it clear he does have good understanding and is a bright boy. We played on the trampoline for a while, and he loved being picked up and for me to carry him as I jumped up and down. One of younger kindergarten classes were having class outside, and he went and stood with them as they looked inside the tiny fish pond. He was with them for quite a few minutes until they went back insides. I sensed a desire to learn. Although he did not speak much, he was still able to communicate using gestures. I then sat with him for at least 10-15 minutes, as he played with the plastic flowers in the tiny fish pond. He blew on them and swished them around in the water. He was happy and content!”

I would love to see him adopted into a forever family who can help continue his development and give him a brighter future than is possible in the setting he is in.”

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

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Yvonne

updated yvonne2YvonneYvonne-ChinaGirl, born July 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 1, 2013

 

Yvonne is a polite and friendly girl. “She likes to be tidy and beautiful,” said a visiting social worker. “So many times I saw her combing her hair.”

For the past year, Yvonne has lived in a group home in Hebei, China, where she gets to experience family life in the care of a foster mother and father. Although Yvonne has Down syndrome, she is described as “high functioning” for her condition. In the group home, she has taken on a big sister role and often helps her foster mom care for the younger children. Now 8 years old, she can read over 50 Chinese characters and count and write from 1 to 10.

Yvonne loves to perform and has natural grace. She was chosen to be the dance leader at her orphanage preschool. When she completes a project, she loves sharing it with her foster mom, and basking in her praise. Although she can be stubborn at times, Yvonne mostly listens and follows directions well.

Update Oct 2014:
Yvonne is outgoing and sensible. In her foster family, she is like an elder sister who takes care of her younger siblings. Whenever there are conflics between her siblings, she will do mediation for them. She acts like a little judge who is amiable but dignified. Therefore, her siblings all have faith in her. Yvonne loved on all the kids at the SWI too. She tucked them all in and told the visitors all about them.

Yvonne is also a good assistant of her parents in the foster family. When her foster parents are cooking, she always helps them with trimming vegetables, washing dishes or sweeping the floor. She does all these things as good as an adult. When her foster parents need to go out, she can take good care of her siblings so that let her parents don’t need to worry about them. She does so many things that her parents always praise her and love her so much.

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

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Fabio

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Fabio (2)June 2004
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: December 7, 2015

Fabio is an independent and capable 12 year old boy. He can take care of his personal needs such as eating, dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom. Fabio is very out-going, active, funny, and engaging. He loves riding his bike, as well as doing puzzles. Fabio enjoys meeting new people, and usually greets them by saying ‘good morning.’ Fabio is a smart young man and knows many animals, letters, words, phrases, counting. When Fabio gets stuck on something, he will throw his two hands in the air in despair and ask his teacher “How do I do?” When his teacher responds with the answer, Fabio claps his hands happily and imitates the teacher’s answer! Fabio has perseverance, and if the teacher does not understand his question, he will figure out another way to ask in order to get his point across. Fabio was abandoned at the age of 6.

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

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Garrett (L)

GarrettBoy, born June 2005
Down syndrome, mixed development disorder, low IQ, and is nonverbal

Listed: October 30, 2015

Garrett is very active, attachable, and helpful.  Look at that beautiful smile he has!  He loves to jump on the trampoline and ball and swing. He loves to go for walks and enjoys cartoons and shows about nature and animals. He attends a special school and is in the 4th grade. He has difficulty communicating with other children.

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

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Susan

SusanGirl, born March 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 29, 2015

Susan is active and outgoing. She needs some time to be familiar with strangers and will interact with you if you are familiar. She gets along with others very well. She can communicate with others basically. She would help others to get utensils out. She can walk; go up and down stairs alone. She could stack blocks. She is very helpful to other kids. She will carry chairs, clean rooms and pick up garbage on the floor.

Additional photos available from the agency.

From her host family, February 2016:
Suzy has adjusted well to being in our home.  She initially had some anxiety during travel in our vehicle. This seems to have subsided after the first couple of day trips. We believe it may be related to not being certain where we were going and if she would be returning to our home. At this point, after six days with our family, she seems comfortable with our outings, and seems to understand that we will end up back at our house by the end of the day. This comfort seems to help her. She does get sleepy while riding in the car, if traveling over 45 minutes at a time. She naps, and then readily wakes up when we stop, with no problems.

Suzy is staying in the bedroom with two of our girls, ages 11 and 8. She remembers our 8-year old, who was a close friend in China! She has bonded well to both girls, looking to the older one as a constant guide/helper/playmate, and enjoys playing with the younger one, too. The girls are often holding hands when we’re walking about during our outings. Suzy is very sweet to our youngest daughter, age 6, who is wheelchair-bound and cannot speak. She also gets along well with our two boys, ages 15 and 13. Suzy is an obedient child, and listens to what we ask her to do. She also does a good job with our hand gestures, use of English, and demonstrations with the other kids to let her know what we are asking of her. She is a good-natured child, and has a very pleasant personality. She often giggles and laughs, and is now saying “hello” to people we pass by in the stores. She also says “bye” to people readily. She is seeming to understand us better each day, picking up on what we are saying (in English) and motioning.

Suzy is eating well. She usually eats a small breakfast, medium size lunch, has snacks during the day, and a larger dinner. This is by her own choosing, as we let her eat what she needs. She enjoys the Chinese food that we’ve made or purchased. We have also had Chick-fil-A and made taco salad, which she liked. She favors rice, meat, and some vegetables. We had ice cream this afternoon, which she thoroughly enjoyed!

We have gone to the park on a couple of occasions, to the pet store, and gone shopping. We also went to church and to an evening kids program. We have invited people over to our house to visit as well. She really does well in stores, and does not reach out to touch a lot of things. She stays with us in the stores very well. She liked riding in the cart for a little while.

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

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Megan

megan2013Girl, Born October 2002

Listed: May 1, 2011

Megan has been listed with us for 5 years.  Please help us find her family!

Praise God for a new photo!  Isn’t she BEAUTIFUL!?   This beautiful girl is waiting for her forever family.   She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

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

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Aaric #58-2

Aaric12 years
Down syndrome; severe mental delay

Listed: October 5 2015

Aaric likes participating in group activities but also enjoys receiving individual attention. He loves one-to-one interactions and activities. He does not speak, but uses different sounds to express himself. He is very affectionate and easily forms loving relationships with the staff members.

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

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Julia

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Girl, born April 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Aug 19, 2015

Julia was born with Down syndrome and was abandoned when she was only three months old. Julia is learning to read, write and count, and her speech is well developed. Julia is a performer and loves to dance and sing! She is potty-trained and likes to help take care of younger children.

We visited Julia in her orphanage in late June.  She is small for her age, which is common for children with DS.  She was just precious.  She recited a poem for us along with hand gestures, which we captured on video.

If your family is open to the adoption of a child with Down syndrome, please consider Julia.  She could be a wonderful addition to your family.

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

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Marcus

MarcusMarcus 3bBoy, born December 2004
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 18, 2015

This sweet boy has been waiting for so long!  He is much loved by some advocates who work with him and worked hard to help get his paperwork together so he could have a chance at a family.  Please share him, and don’t let this chance be lost!

Update Nov 2015:
He can do a lot of things, like a typical kid; he is the big brother in the orphanage, and helps the nanny do lots of housework. He feeds the babies, dresses them, put their shoes on, take the trash (babies’ dirty diaper, wipers etc.) to go throw away, plays with kids while the nanny is busy, and takes good care of himself. He helps the old men do some gardening, he is very well potty-trained, he eats well, won’t get the table messy, and knows to change the slippers while come into the room.

 

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

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Carson

carson-2017carson-2017-2Boy, born 2007
Down Syndrome

Listed March 2015

Jan 2017 update  Dear God, LOOK how beautiful this boy is!  10 years old this year, watch his wonderful VIDEO!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0h_jIAOafA&feature=youtu.be

 

Engaging, healthy, active!  #MAMASEEME

 

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

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Haile

Haile (1)Haile (2)Girl, Oct 2006
PRC
Down Syndrome

Haile is such a lovebug! She gets along well with her foster family and is always showing compassion. She can take care of herself and follows directions well. Due to her Down Syndrome, she is delayed in language but she can express her daily needs. Haile is a quiet girl, and she loves singing, listening to music, and dancing. She is a creative child and loves to draw. She plays well with others and has a great appetite!

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

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Clarabelle

clarabelle-2015clarabelle-2015-3Girl, born April 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Clarabelle is a sweet girl diagnosed with Down syndrome. She likes to draw, and her artwork is said to be very abstract. Caregivers say she is considered to have an introverted personality, but she plays exceptionally well with other children. Though she is not in school, the orphanage reports that they are teaching her using “play learning.” Her heart sounded normal to a doctor visiting with our staff. Clarabelle can feed herself, and helps caregivers with basic tasks like picking up trash.

More photos available.  Single moms welcome.

The agency has a $4000 grant available!

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

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Jotham

Jotham Photo 2 Oct-2014Boy, born April 2006
Down syndrome

Listed: November 5, 2014

Jotham was born in April 2006 and has Down Syndrome. He is described as a well-behaved and good boy who is being homeschooled at his orphanage because he did not adjust well to a traditional classroom setting. Jotham can walk independently, is aware of his environment and knows the people around him. He follows instructions and has begun to communicate with words.

Additional information, including video, available upon request from the agency.

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

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Derek

Derek picderek-20162013Boy, born August 2007
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (ASD, VSD)

Would you look at these glowing almond eyes!?  Derek reminds me so much of Reece!  Derek is diagnosed with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Derek is described as outgoing, extroverted, and active. He enjoys school and enters the classroom every morning with a smile as he greets the teacher and other children. He loves to help his teacher as well as the children who are not mobile. Derek enjoys sports and does well in running and kicking and passing the ball. He enjoys drawing, dancing, singing, and playing games. An orphanage project team visited with Derek last summer.

Visit THIS LINK for more info and VIDEO of Derek!

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

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Jiminy

JiminyBoy, born April 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Jiminy is a sweet boy who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. He is a very independent little boy who is doing well. Sometimes he will need to be reminded to go potty but other than that he can do everything all by himself! Jiminy can run, jump, go up and down stairs, and he likes to pinch things. Jimmy loves to eat! His favorite foods are rice, noodles, and fruits. He is now in kindergarten where he is active and outgoing. Jiminy can understand what people say but he does not know how to use big words. Jiminy can usually use words like, ba, ma, hao, yao etc. Jiminy lives with a foster family who lets him listen to lots of music. He loves trying to sing along!

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

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Trudy

Trudytrudy-updateGirl, born April 2004
PRC
Down syndrome, Hep B

Listed December 9, 2013

Trudy has normal limb development and delayed mental development compared to other children. Upon admission, she was 1 year old and she was careful in her new surroundings. At the age of 2 years, she could walk alone, was curious about new things, her hand-eye coordination was improved, and she could express her emotion. At the age of 4 years, she could have eat and drink independently and could recognize people, places and objects, but her expression was poor. At the age of 6 years, she was receiving the special education in the institute. Her self-management was improved under the guidance of the teacher, but her accepting ability was not good compared to other kids of her age. At the age of 8 years, she could speak simple numbers and words, could draw, could finish some simple jigsaw puzzles, and could play with the toy blocks. Now she can wave her body along with the rhythm of the music, can read simple children’s songs and words, and can count 1-10, but her expression is still poor. Trudy is open, likes music, can get along well with other kids, likes helping people, and wants to be praised. She is happy when watching cartoons and walking outside.

Update November 2016:   Trudy can understand directions and do many things on my own! She can go to the bathroom and put her clothes on, on her own. Trudy likes to do puzzles. She can speak clearly and likes to interact with classmates. Agency staff met and interacted with Trudy in September 2016.

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

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Samantha

SamanthaGirl, born August 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Samantha is a beautiful little girl who is 6 years old. She came into care as an infant, and was found to have Down syndrome. Samantha’s motor skills are good, and she has the typical language delays. She is able to speak, but not always clearly. She has been healthy, and they report no issues with her heart. Samantha is an active little girl, who enjoys playing with toys. She loves to be held. Samantha likes to “look pretty” (there goes the clothes budget), and loves to imitate singing and dancing on the TV. This precious little one is waiting for a family of her own!

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

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Harlan

harlan-feb-2017Harlan Photo 1 rec. 1-22-13Boy, Born July 2004

Down syndrome, ADD

Listed: September 22, 2013

Sweet Harlan was born in July of 2004.   He has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and Attention Deficit Disorder.  He does not use speech as means of communication and he has cognitive delays.  He needs assistance with basic daily living skills.

Update October 2014: Harlan is nonverbal and his development continues to be significantly delayed, but he can now walk independently.

Update February 2017: Harlan continues to be nonverbal and is more significantly delayed than some of his peers with Down Syndrome. He’s able to wave hello and gets excited about spending time outdoors.

Additional photos, video and report available from the agency.

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

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Addison

Addison Photo 7 rec. 1-21-13addison-feb-2017Girl, Born May 2003

Listed:  September 22, 2013

Sweet Addison was born in May of 2003.   She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.   She is described as extremely active, joyful and friendly.

Addison does not speak, but is able to let you know what she wants and when you ask her questions she answers by gestures and making sounds.   She loves toys, especially blocks.  She communicates with other children very well.

Update October 2014: Addison attends third grade and is described as a good girl. Even though she is still nonverbal, she appears to understand at least some of what is said to her and responds in her own ways.

Update February 2017: Addison continues to be nonverbal, but follows various directions in her everyday environment. The agency has a new video available for inquiring families.

Additional information available upon request from the agency.

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

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Annalise

annalise-photo-1-jan-2017-jan-2017AnnaliseGirl, Born August 2003
Down syndrome, CHD (repaired)

Listed: September 22, 2013

This energy filled and vibrant little girl was born with Down syndrome in August of 2003 and is ready for an active family with lots of structure.  She can understand and speak two languages, including English. She had surgery to repair a heart defect in 2003, but has required no additional treatment.  Annalise is beaming with sunshine and loves cell phones and cameras, like all curious little girls!  She loves to be the center of attention and is very smart!

Updated April 2014:

Annalise is an active, friendly girl who speaks clearly with an extensive vocabulary. She uses short sentences and understands two languages, one of them English. Annalise walks independently, including up and down stairs.  Annalise has great self-help skills. She eats and drinks as well as dresses and undresses without assistance. She can wash her hands and brush her teeth on her own.

Annalise attends school where she has learned to count, recognize 25 letters, cut with scissors and paint. She can re-tell a short story and participates in simple games. Annalise likes to listen to music and dances very well. She would thrive in a loving family.

From a family who met her in March 2015: Annalise is a beautiful young lady with long brown hair and the most adorable freckles.  She is very sweet, but also quite independent.  She came right up to me and sat on my lap. She speaks some English and is very verbal in her native tongue.  The caregivers and other residents at her home speak English, so she has a good understanding of it.  Annalise is adored by the other residents and caregivers in her home.

MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

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

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Jake

Jake Photo 1 April 2014 - April 2014 -cropjake-photo-3-jan-2017Boy, Born July 2003
Down syndrome

Listed: September 22, 2013

Jake was born in February 2003 with Down syndrome.  He is a happy young man who loves animals and can talk about them for hours, especially about cats.   Jake can understand English and loves music and to sing!   Songs that have hand motions are his very favorite. He enjoys puzzles, books and Legos!   Please give Jake a chance!

Updated April 2014: Jake is an active, happy boy who attends school, likes to play games, and enjoys singing and dancing. Jake has well-developed self-help skills. He eats and drinks as well as dresses and undresses independently. Jake knows how to wash his hands and face, brush his teeth, and make his bed without assistance. Jake is also potty-trained. Jake speaks in short sentences and has a large vocabulary. He was exposed to the English language for the first several years of his life and can understand it. He tells stories, counts, and recognizes 27 letters. Jake understands simple rules and follows them. He would thrive in a loving family.
From a family who met him in 2015: Jake is such a nice boy.  He will greet you happily with a handshake.  Jake understands and speaks English as well as his native tongue.  The caregivers and other residents at his home speak English, so he has a very good understanding of it.  Jake is a very capable and independent boy.  He would thrive in a family of his own. MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

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

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Boden

boden boden4Boy, born April 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed October 11, 2012

Updated pictures from 2016

Boden was found in front of a building when he was 3 years old. He is a healthy, active and lovely boy.  Boden likes going to his school and participates in classroom activities. His teachers just love him!

Boden likes to crawl up his caretakers leg and into their laps. He will lean in for a snuggle. He is a great imitator and likes to imitate his caretakers cleaning up the room. This handsome little guy is just waiting for a family to scoop him up, snuggle and include him in their fun adventures!

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

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Genevieve

genevieveGirl, born Aug 2006
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Listed:  September 12, 2013

Genevieve is a sweet little girl who came into care when she was almost 3 years old, and has lived in the orphanage since that day. Genevieve has Down syndrome, and has had surgery to repair the VSD with which she was born. She is HepB positive. She is a delightful little girl, who loves to sing! She can care for her own needs, and is helpful to the nannies. Genevieve is ready for a family!

She loves to participate in dancing and singing with the class, always front and center, leading the other children and keeping perfect time with the steps.  Her inner beauty radiates to all around her!

Video:  http://youtu.be/9Rd84ahgKa4

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

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Gabi

Gabi update (1)4Girl, born June 2007
H-NM
Down syndromeGabi update (2)

Gabi has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.  She loves attending the pre-school at the orphanage, but she has struggled with learning basic concepts such as numbers, letters, etc. However, with more one-on-one instruction, it is believed that she can and will learn.

 

Gabi is well-liked by the other children at the orphanage. She is also a favorite of visitors who come to visit. Gabi can sometimes come across too strongly in her attempts to get attention, but she truly is a delightful little girl!

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

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Luke Anthony

Luke-1Luke-4Boy, born December 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Luke is a darling boy who is described as active, playful, coordinated, well-behaved, sensible, and gentle.

Luke is so many things, including capable and independent. He can dress himself for the most part, use the bathroom on his own, and attends kindergarten each day, after which he spends the afternoons with his foster grandparents and tells them all about what happened at school.

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Luke has learned some counting, likes to draw simple shapes, gets along well with his classmates, and remembers most of what his teacher tells him. He loves music and dancing, and spending time with his foster family. Luke enjoys playing with toy cars and bikes, as well as bouncing a basketball around the neighborhood. He is a busy boy!

Thanks to the foster care sponsors, Luke has truly thrived in his community and has developed a strong emotional foundation. He is very much loved by his foster family, and their greatest wish is that Luke finds a permanent, loving home.

Luke has an additional adoption assistance grant of $3,000 available from Love Without Boundaries.

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

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Brooks

Boy, September 2003
Down syndrome, severe mental delays

Listed: June 19, 2013

Brooks is also believed to have FAS, as well.  Brooks can be adopted with PAUL.  A family would be nearly fully funded with their doubled grant funding.  Please consider them!!

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