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Dawn #17-1

Girl, born 2001

Down syndrome

Listed: September 2010

Update May 2012:
Dawn lived in an orphanage until she was three, when they moved her to an institution.

She just started walking a couple of months ago. She enjoys interacting with adults and playing with toys. Her favorite activities and toys revolve around music. She understands what is said to her but does not have any meaningful speech at this time. She reacts very positively to attention, smiles and cheers when adults interact with her. She attends a class at the institution, but does not go to school outside of the institution. She has not had the opportunity to experience many of the ordinary activities that other children her age are naturally exposed to due to the length of time she’s been institutionalized. She doesn’t have any medical or behavioral concerns. She just needs a family willing to look past her age to see her potential!

$10,204.30 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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Tanner #31-1

Tanner 2014Boy, Born July 2001

Down syndrome, deafness, strabismus

Listed: June 23, 2010

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

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

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

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

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Hannah

hannah-2016-1Girl, Born September 7, 2008

NEW PIC JANUARY 2016!

Hannah is a darling girl who needs a family.   MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.
Listed: Aug 6, 2010

From her medical records:  absence of rectum, cranial bones deformity, multiple development pathologies, severe dermatitis, delay of development but she is very smart and active.    Hannah is a very friendly girl. She likes to play different toys, with other children of her group. She is very smiling, easy-going girl. She understands everything, but she does not talk yet. She is a smart girl. She is walking independently.

Hannah was born with deformed cranial bones.   Hannah is very smart, she is nearly walking, and has striking blue eyes and a smile to warm your heart!   She has severe dermatitis, from what they are not sure.    She was also born without a rectum, and presumably uses a colostomy bag at this time.  She will definitely need to be seen by a gastroenterologist once home.

From an adoptive family who visited with her in June 2010:  ” Hannah is a precious little angel that despite her challenges, is unbelievably full of life.  She loves her walker, especially moving “lightening fast” down the hallway, to the playroom, whenever she has the chance.  She is a little spit fire…who has a mind of her own;) We took her pacifier (which she loves) out of her mouth to snap a few pictures and she made herself perfectly clear that she wanted it back:)  She is developing very well and  walks by holding on to her caretakers finger.  She can hold a ball/toy and is very social little girl.  She happily perked and stood up to her feet (while in her walker) when I bent down and spoke to her.  When my camera flashed, she threw her little hands up to her face and smiled.  She is an absolute favorite of her caretakers and the Orphanage Director.   The “blue” on her skin is an anteseptic that is applied as a result of her extreme skin allergy.  Given the chance, this little one will grow by leaps and bounds.  She sure stole my heart!”

UPDATE 2013:
Hannah is doing well, she is still in the orphanage and will be available for adoption when she turns 5 in September.  She is a sweet girl! Unfortunately, pictures cannot reflect it, but she is very charming!  We would be happy if a good family could adopt her ASAP!

We got to meet Hannah while touring the special needs floor of the baby house in April 2011.  She is obviously adored by the staff, and is well cared for.  She was super tiny and a little shy, but that didn’t stop her from approaching our daughter who had traveled with us.  Although I didn’t hear her make any sounds, she was very expressive and they quickly and easily responded to her.  She appeared to fully understand what they were saying to her as well, and did respond with head nodding and shaking a few times.  Not only was she walking on her own, she was strong and steady.  Able to get up and down, chase the ball, run off with the ball in her hands.  She is currently living in a caring environment with a great therapy floor, able to help her to meet her milestones and goals.  She will be transferred between the age of 5 & 6 as all children are from this facility.  The reality of where she will go, and the group where she will be fit into should a family not arrive for her BEFORE she is transfer is not good.  She will quickly regress there.

$10,013.50 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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Chrystyna

Guardian Angelchrystyna2015-croppedGirl, Born 2002

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Listed: August 7, 2010

Chrystyna is a beautiful, brown haired, brown eyed girl who deserves a chance at a better life!  Her official orphanage papers say she has developmental delays/difficulties from birth, but nothing more specific than that.  It is possible she has FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome).  Her biological mother  was deprived her parental rights in December 2004, and the biological father is not known.  Chrystyna has so much potential, and will be a precious gift to any family who adopts her.

Chrystyna is already living in an institution, so we need a family for her right away!

UPDATE:  God has been watching Chrystyna.  She was recently transferred out of the institution into a wonderful facility, where they teach these children, work with them, and they appear very well cared for.  The difference in the few girls who were transferred OUT of the institution is incredible!   Please give these girls a second chance for a loving family!

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.

From a family who met her, Sept 2012:
She is getting settled into her new environment. She seems to be very comfortable in her groupa. She is very beautiful and still has a lot of potential.  She deserves a chance!

From someone who met her, June 2013:
During the music performance, she was constantly stimming really fast (like it looks like she is being fast forwarded) and after they finished she was taken out by a nanny. Not sure what is going on with her;  If interested families want to see the videos they are welcome to! I know a family tried to take pictures of her last year but couldn’t get a good one because she moved so much!

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

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Katrina

katrina2014Girl, Born December 2001
Down syndrome

Listed:  January 31, 2012

Oh what a miracle, to have an updated photo of Katrina!!!    And there is the light I  knew had to be there!   She doesn’t realize it, but now that she has a profile here on Reece’s Rainbow, Katrina has a CHANCE…a chance for a new life, a family of her own, to get out of these four walls and to have something to smile about.

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sl34tb1wkg

From her medical records:  Down syndrome, significant cognitive delay (coupled with FAS), flatfoot, partial atrophy of optic nerves, esotropia, secondary cardiomyopathy.

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:   “Katrina is such a clever little munchkin. She mimics lots of different things, massage therapy, diapers changes, hammering in nails. Pulling faces the whole time, she is hilarious!  She loves cuddles and once she has you she doesn’t want to let go.  She still drinks from a bottle.  She can walk.  She cannot talk (yet). She can be a bit rough at times (scratching / hitting / pushing) so would be better in a family with bigger kids. She just wants to be loved. “

 

From a missionary who visited with her in March 2012: Oh my heart…I so wanted to bring her home!   She is a giggly soft hearted darling…she needs a mama!

From a family who met her, summer 2014:
Katrina was sitting in a stroller both times we saw her but I know she can walk. She seemed very happy to sit and listen to music during a concert for the orphanage, and she looked over at us with curiosity a few times. Her eyes are gorgeous. She was super cute and smiley, also calm and entertained when we saw her.

She was one of the girls selected for the group home, and the individual attention and instruction should really help her transition into a family! Even though she is getting better care right now, she would make even more progress in a real home. She needs a family!

Katrina and Tania can be adopted together if a family is approved and interested.   10 day wait often waived here.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.

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

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Megan

megan2013Girl, Born October 2002

Listed: May 1, 2011

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 $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Teagan

Teagan update-001Boy, born January 2007

PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 17, 2011

Because Teagan has Down syndrome, his physical development, intelligence and mental development developed slowly and was delayed compared to kids of similar age obviously, especially motion and flexibility of his limbs were slightly poorer. In recent years, with the efforts of this institute and foster parents, he can stand by holding onto objects, walk slowly. Now according to his growth foster parents offered him speech rehabilitative and limb training every day.

Teagan is shy, has a ready smile, likes to listen to music very much. When music plays all of his attention is attracted. When being glad he will swing his body following the musical rhythms. He likes to play toys very much, in particular toy cars are his favorite toys. We hope that he who is shy could become more and more active.

UPDATE 2013:
Teagan can sit, can understand simple language. His life is regular, has 3 meals per day, has dinners and goes to bed on time. Every day he tells stories, plays games and has outdoor activity under the guide of the foster parents.

Full social history and medical records available.  Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

$11,177.70 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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Kinley

kinley-2015Girl, born April 2001
Down syndrome

Listed: May 25, 2012
UPDATE December 2015: “This is Kinley. She is a great girl who loves attention. She tries everything the other girls are doing. She is nonverbal and makes her needs known by gestures. She understands staff. Kinley is inquisitive and very interested in what is going on around her. She is affectionate and a real cutie pie!! “

 

FINALLY!  A better picture of Kinley!  She is running out of time!  Sweet Kinley, she’s never has really had her picture taken before, but she’s trying!  It’s apparent she’s in need of dental work, and either glasses or surgery to help her vision.  Kinley could be adopted with  Emmalyn.  She’s already waited so long, let’s find Kinley her mama!

 

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

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Tania

tania-2014Girl, born August 2002.

Listed:  May 13, 2011

She is said to be independent and active, and she especially loves to swing.  She is shy with other children, and seeks attention from adults, cuddling up when hugs and affection are available.

From her medical records:  Down syndrome, esotropia, flatfoot, secondary  cardiomyopathy.

From a missionary who visited in August 2014: ” she is full of energy, she’ll keep you on your toes. She eats very well and can feed herself. She can walk, run and jump. She doesn’t talk but she makes sounds. She is very boisterous and on the go, she needs big brothers in her life!

From a missionary who visited with her in March 2012:  One time the care giver made her sit with other children she was so desperate for me all to herself shecried! she really didnt want to share me.   This is seriously one child who wants a Mama!   She seemed so bright, there is so much potential here being wasted.   She whacked the other children to keep them away from me but I could tell she was not an aggressive child.  Tania is fiesty and able and just desperate for love!  I loved her!!!   I wanted to bring her and Katarina home.  Tania is always active and she loves playing with her swing set, unlike the other kids who rather just play with their toys. The child is a bit shy around the children of her age.  However, she is very brave and courageous when dealing with new visitors.  The girl suffers from a lack of motherly care and gentleness, so she is attracted to everyone who is nice and kind to her.   She hides her lonely soul behind the wall of her active and independent lifestyle.   But as soon as she receives a warm hug and a little love, the mischievous girl suddenly becomes docile and calm.

Larger families, older parents welcome. This region does often waive the 10-day waiting period!

From a family who met her, summer 2014:
Tania is such a tiny little cutie! I can’t believe she is still waiting! She was also a good friend of one of our boys. Every time he sees her picture he will call out her name.We saw her with the other kids from her home at a concert at the orphanage. She was watching everything and danced to a few of the songs. She was the size of a petite five year old, but proportionally small, not too skinny. Her hair is just starting to grow out and is so pretty. She waved and smiled at us a couple times while we were there with our sons. When everyone walked back to the homes after the concert, she got mixed in with our group as her caregivers were pushing wheelchairs and going more slowly. When our group pointed back to where her group was, she turned and walked back very agreeably. She had no trouble walking the fifteen minutes in each direction. We didn’t hear her talk, but she did seem to understand what the caregivers were saying.

She would do so well in a family. The home she is in now is more of a family setting with fewer children and more individual attention, but it is not the same as a real family and they can’t stay there forever. It will give her a great head start to transitioning to a family though!

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

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Duane

2015

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duane-2016Boy, born November 2000

Down syndrome, neurodystrophy, psychological and motor development disorder, alalia

Listed: October 21, 2012

From a volunteer who visited with him in July 2016:  I’ve been struggling with words for this update on Duane, so I’m just going to write a very personal heartfelt update. I’ve been visiting Duane’s facility for many years now. I’ve seen the ups and downs of probably every child that we’re allowed to visit. But this year seeing Duane made me sad. Duane has regressed a lot through the last few years. This summer some other boys from his group were transferred and Duane is now the ‘big boy’ in his group. Now that he is the big boy in the group he starts to treat other children the way he has been treated himself. It breaks my heart to say that he hurts himself and others around him and that some of the smaller children are afraid of him. But I will not lose hope, because stronger than ever before I have also seen this year that there’s still a little boy in him who just wants attention and love. He is craving for someone who will love him. In the beginning of our trip, his aggressive behaviors made it hard to see that little boy. He’d push me away, he’d hit me, he’d hurt me pretty bad, but I couldn’t give up. I’ve known him for so many years, I couldn’t just accept that this was all there was left of Duane. One day I sat in the playpen with a couple children, including Duane. I had hesitated that morning if I should go in there, because of Duane’s aggressive behaviors. But that morning was different. I was singing a song to Elinor (also listed on RR) and Duane came a little closer. I was preparing myself for another hit, but he just sat there and looked at me. After a little bit Elinor was done listening, she stood up from my lap and walked away. Immediately Duane came over to me and crawled up in my lap. He laid his head against my chest. I’ve been singing the same song over and over again for at least 15 minutes and he was so calm, he would stroke my hand or leg every now and then, he would look up at me and look me straight in the eyes and the look in his eyes was calm and full of attention. I sang until he had to go inside. He moved to the edge of the playpen, while I was putting on his shoes he talked to me. Duane is mainly non verbal so it is quite a big thing when he talks. I’d repeat back to him what he said to me and he looked relieved and happy that I understood him. And then he told me ‘I love you’. Tears welled up in my eyes, Duane is still in there. You really have to look through all the behaviors and see the boy who’s craving love and attention. The boy who has been mistreated for so long. I saw that Duane. Apparently Duane loves singing, he loves it when he rides horse on my lap while I sing him a song. The real Duane came out when I gave him love and attention. He started to give me massages again, just like he used to do. He’s actually really good at that. 

Duane needs a family. A family that is willing to give him a chance to be the boy that is hidden inside of him. A family that will give him the chance to communicate. He is going to need a special family. A family that is ready to fight for him. He needs a skilled, very prepared family. He needs to be the youngest in a family. He doesn’t have much time left, but he is so worth the fight. He ages out in November. He will face a life in a horrifying mental institution if he doesn’t get adopted. Duane still has a lot of love and light inside of him. He needs a family that can see that, through all his behaviors. It will not be easy, there are no guarantees. But Duane’s life is just as worthy and precious as all of the other children. He’s been waiting for so long and time is running out. He needs a family!

 

From a volunteer who visited with him in July 2014:  ” Duane is a wonderful boy, but he doesn’t get the attention he deserves. It is getting harder to interact with him. He responds less and less when you try to interact with him. Even when you are interacting with him, he loses interest and he will lay on the floor again.

He is best friends with Isolde, but she has been put in a different group now. Nobody ever puts them together, so that’s what we did this summer. The nurses first wouldn’t let us, but we explained that they are best friends and then it was okay. They hugged for minutes, until he was getting weaker (his legs aren’t really strong) and he lay down on the floor again. Isolde tried to get him to hug some more or to play a game through the bars from the playpen, but he didn’t react anymore. I’m afraid that next year he’ll be worse again. He needs to get out. Duane has some language, but is mainly non-verbal. He shows no aggressive behaviors, but as said, he is getting weaker, he is showing less and less behaviors at all. Someone needs to go and get him out of there.”

From someone who met Duane in 2012:  Sweet little Duane is the huggiest boy I’ve ever met! He is a determined, strong willed little guy and is up walking and chasing after balls despite some mild CP on his left side that causes his left knee to extend backwards in a painful looking manner. He has an amazing laugh, though it is sometimes a mischievous laugh. He sometimes feels the need to push boundaries, such as throwing balls at the other children, but he is a boy with a lot of love to give, both to the adults and the other kids in his group. He also sometimes gives massages. I feel he would especially thrive in a house where he is the youngest, or at least the smallest child in the home.

Significant features of FAS, shared as a cautionary disclosure for families considering his needs.

Elinor, Devora, Julia,  Sullivan, Artemur, Duane, Abner and Irina may all be in the same region.

$12,466.49 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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Colby

Colby 2016ColbyBoy, born August 2008
PRC

Listed: Feb 22, 2013

Colby is a precious boy who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Congenital Heart Defect). From observation, the heart condition has no obvious affect on daily life.

Colby is active, extroverted, and smiles often. When Colby hears music on the radio, he dances with joy. He does well in dance class and has a good sense of rhythm. Colby also enjoys playing games with other children and likes to watch cartoons.

Update 2016:
Colby is very good at imitating; in his music and dance class, he learned a whole entire dance routine after being shown the first time! He has come a long way since his early days at the orphanage. At first, he was withdrawn and did not actively engage with others. Nowadays, he’s quite active and extroverted—he actively participates in all classroom activities. Although he was diagnosed with Down syndrome and has cognitive delays, his language ability has greatly improved. Every day before school, he’ll wave and say goodbye to his foster mom. When he comes home from school, he’ll say “hello mother” and “hello father” in his native language. Colby knows all the names of his foster family members, and can name common objects and foods. He has some challenges with expressive language but he’s quite good at understanding others. He has great self-care skills such as putting on his clothes and shoes, using the restroom, brushing his teeth, washing his face, and feeding himself. Colby gets along well with other children and likes to play games with them. His report states that he has a congenital heart defect but that it does not have any obvious effects on his day-to-day life; he hasn’t received surgery for his heart as of May 2016. An agency staff member met him on a recent Journey of Hope trip to China and found that he’s quite talented and showed off his martial art and rollerblading skills! He can speak words and simple sentences, but also communicates through pointing, touch, and body language. He’s been living with his foster family for about 5 years and they shared that he’s a great helper around the house and loves outdoor activities.

$10,155.96 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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Samantha and Kristina

samantha2015

2015Girls, Born November 2004 & November 2005

 Guardian Angel
HELP, WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN TRANSFERRED!
Listed: August 7, 2010

Samantha (the oldest), on the left:  Brown hair and stunning green eyes!   Microcephaly, mental retardation, crossed eyes, physically capable, friendly and affectionate girl, will do well in family environment.  High likelihood of fetal alcohol syndrome.

Kristina, on the right:  cognitively delayed, physically capable, helpful, friendly, likes to play, good girl.

The girls are currently NOT in the same orphanage, but are in the same region and we could love for them to be adopted together.

*** We are eligible for a $20,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Artemur

2014

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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 $10,000 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 $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Jordan

Jordan_2014 Boy, born January 2005
Cerebral palsy and spastic tetraparesis

Listed May 6, 2011

Jordan seems very tiny for his age.  This sweet boy could really thrive in a family!

Updated picture (left):  March 2014

Travis, Troy, Jake, Nathan, Arnold, Garrett, Sammy, Harold, Harriet, Jordan and Russ were all listed together and may still be in the same region, if not orphanage.

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

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Carolina

Carolina 2013 (3)Girl, Born May 2006

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

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

Listed: August 6, 2010

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

Carolina 2013 (1)

UPDATE August 2013:

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

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

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Byron

Byron (2)Byron (1)Boy, born October 2005
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: June 23, 2015

Byron is a bright child, whose cognitive abilities are the same as other children his age. He speaks in complete sentences with clear pronunciation, other than a slight regional accent. He has no problem communicating with adults, and can express his ideas and needs freely. In December, the orphanage sent him to a foster home for special training to help his cerebral palsy, and before too long they saw big improvements! His muscles were weak from lack of use, but he had a strong desire to learn to stand and walk. After six months of therapy he was basically independent in daily life. He gets along well with other children in the foster home and at school; when they occasionally have a disagreement they work it out quickly. He enjoys playing with toy cars and balls, and also likes drawing and doing handicrafts. Byron also loves field trips! This determined boy is waiting for a family who can help him continue his great progress!

The current agency has a $4000 grant available for Byron.

$10,800.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Samuel #3-2

Samuel 2015 (2)Samuel (2)Boy, Born June 2003

Listed: October 6, 2015

Samuel has Down syndrome, an undescended testicle & flat feet. He also has a functional heart murmur that does not require therapy. He is integrated in a room with healthy children. He walks independently. He can drink out of a cup but still requires assistance with feeding. He carries our simple verbal instructions.  He seeks out the company of adults. His development is delayed in all areas.

Additional photos and videos from March 2014 are available from the agency.

UPDATE March 2014:  Samuel is now living in a foster home. His foster mother is a retired school teacher and she shared her opinion that Samuel would do very well in an adoptive family.  He is attending a day program for children with special needs where he is receiving basic academic instruction and therapy. He is working on becoming more independent with life skills. He is not currently talking, but he is able to express his wants and needs using gestures and nonverbal communication. His foster mother is encouraging him to vocalize more and make sounds so that he can learn to say words. He enjoys playing with other children and is not aggressive. He responds to verbal directions. He lives in the foster home with one other child and they are good friends. When he’s at the playground, he seeks out older children to play with. His foster mother reports that he enjoys eating sandwiches and drinking sweet tea. She is doing everything possible to prepare him for life with a forever family, as it is her hope that he will one day have a permanent adoptive family of his own!

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

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Tyler #4-5

tyler-2-croppedBoy, born 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: June 24, 2012

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 wi 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 $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Andrue #16-4

Andrue 2016Andrue-2012Age: 12 years
Special needs: prematurity; Down syndrome; severe mental delay

Listed: October 9, 2011
Andrue was raised by his birth family until he was 9 months old. At that time, he was hospitalized for genetic testing and when the diagnosis of Down syndrome was confirmed, he was left at the hospital. He was then transferred to an orphanage and later on, to an institution for children with mental disabilities, which is his current home.

Update 2016: Andrue makes and maintains eye contact. He laughs aloud and vocalizes. He knows and recognizes his name.  The child understands the meaning of words as part of his everyday life. He understands one-step instructions that are related with everyday activities. He participates in group activities in his class mostly as a spectator. He joins simple games of imitation with his teacher and classmates (such as clapping hands). He becomes very relaxed when he hears a favorite melody of his.

His expressive speech is underdeveloped. He doesn’t yet use language for communication. He expresses his needs and desires through vocalizations.

Andrue initiates interactions with familiar adults by laughing, vocalizations, handing them objects, etc.
He eats independently and uses utensils. If he hurts himself and is in pain, he would look for help. He is relatively independent when using the bathroom, washing, etc. He announces whenever he needs to use the bathroom.

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

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Paige

Paige June 2013 (3)Girl, born 2004
Mental delays. Down syndrome, cardiopathia. Umbilical hernia. Convergent squint.

Listed:  October 4, 2012

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 $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Gideon

gideonBoy, born 2001
HIV

He was hosted summer 2016:
We have tons of pictures of Gideon. He is such a good kid and he so badly wants a family of his own. He absolutely wants to be adopted! He has told us this many times during his stay so far. He also knows no one has chosen him due to his HIV status. He said he wants a family and to be loved like everyone else. It is heart breaking. Through it all though, he keeps such a good sense of humor and positive attitude. This boy needs a family and I believe he would bring countless blessings to his forever family. He is a really good kid who really wants a family.

He ages out in January of 2017 so a family must file an I600a by January 2017!

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

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Mara

Mara-1596Girl, born 2005
T-G
neurodegenerative disease (encephalomyelopathy), scoliosis, global developmental delay (mild-mod.), leg length discrepancy w/low muscle tone, low muscle tone in right hand

Total sweet heart alert! The agency’s team got to see Mara for the second time when they visited in May!

With total politeness she asked for a pack of gummy snacks. A girl that knows what she wants. Soon she was showing off her talent to color! Wow does this girl have skill. Colors all out and organized, color page tilted ever so slightly, and bent into the coloring pose she started her master piece. As we watched she made the most deep-in-thought faces as she decided exactly how she wanted the final product to be.

Mara is such a gentle soul. She has an adorable smirk and wise, knowing eyes. She loves drawing, puzzles and going to school. And she was very, very pleased with her new haircut– she “likes it short because it’s easier to fix and much cooler”. She is so incredibly persistent, such as hard worker. Her foster mom said “She is always like this. She comes home from school and does her work, I never have to remind her. She doesn’t even stop to eat her snack until she has completed all her work.” What an amazing kid!

Mara has a neurodegenerative disease — that is an umbrella term for the progress loss of function of her nervous system. She also has scoliosis. She gets occupational and physical therapy weekly and her foster mom says it has really helped her posture and endurance. Mara walks, goes up and down stairs and can even jump. She has weakness in her arms and legs, but she really impressively compensates when doing daily activities. She is independent with dressing, bathing, and eating.

Unfortunately, we don’t know specifics about Mara’s disease or how fast it will progress. She was seen by a neurologist in 2010, but they were not able to reach an official diagnosis. They refer to it as “encephelomylopathy” in her official paperwork, which is, again, an umbrella term for any disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Sweet Mara is such a joy. She deserves a family who will be detectives and help determine what is causing her weakness. She deserves a family that will challenge her with puzzles, math problems and lots of therapy. She deserves a family that will be there, whether the disease progresses rapidly or very slowly. She deserves love. She deserves her family.

Mara is a go getter. She is sweet. She is looking for her forever family. Could that be you?

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

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Konner and Allen #1-52

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Alexander and Alexa #65

Alexander-AlexaListed: March 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Arlene #12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mercedes

mercedesGirl, born 2005

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

 

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Sterling

sterlingBoy, born 2002

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

 

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Angelo and Antonio #

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

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

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

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

Angelo demonstrates creativity, aesthetic taste and precision in crafts.

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

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

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

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

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Anastasia #

AnastasiaAge: 11 (turning 12 soon)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information,
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John

john johnnyBoy, 15 years old
back injury

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

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information,
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Corey

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

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

 

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Tamarix

TamarixGirl, born 2004Tamarix
PRC
Deaf

Tamarix is a strong willed girl who is 12 years old. Tamarix came into care as a baby, and was found to have a CHD (ASD – already repaired), a cataract of her right eye (post surgery), and congenital deafness. Tamarix is quite able to care for her own needs. She attends a school for the deaf, where she has learned sign language (CSL). Tamarix prefers to do things her own way (remember the strong willed part?), and can be very stubborn. Tamarix has 2 years to find a family before she ages out. It is difficult to say if Tamarix understands adoption, and what it will mean for her life. We know the great difficulties she will face as she becomes an adult with hearing loss in her country. We hope there is a family who will be able to give her the love and support she will need.

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

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Avis #


Girl, 13 years old

Listed June 15, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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Dabney

DabneyBoy, born November 2003
PRC
Severe disorders of mental development; agenesis of corpus callosum; rickets

It is believed Dabney has Down syndrome (as it is listed his file twice) but there had not been a karyotype to confirm.

Listed:  June 2016

Dabney is said to be fairly “high functioning”. He needs to be adopted prior to his 14th birthday, or he will age out and remain an orphan.  His report is outdated; but as of 2009 he had good self-help skills, and was described as helpful and talented.

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Tyler

Tyler (1) Tyler (2) 14 yrs old

Listed: May 20, 2016

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

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

 

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

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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 $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Yancey

YanceyBoy, 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.”

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Gracie and George #

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

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

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

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

Listed April 9, 2014

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

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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.

 

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Carver L22

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born June 2004

Carver has greyish-blue eyes and blond hair.

Psychomotor development delay. Behavioral disorders – F92.8 (Other mixed disorders of conduct and emotions), F81.3 (Mixed disorder of scholastic skills). Hypermetropia.

Listed: April 27, 2016

The boy likes to be praised and to receive attention. He wants to be the first and the best, and if it is not so, he shows his dissatisfaction. The boy is very good at making things from clay and plastic, he enjoys that very much. He also likes sports, he is interested in dances and likes to listen to the music. The boy has behavioral problems, he gets angry quickly, sometimes he has tantrums, for example in cases when he lacks attention or something has not happened the way he wants or expects, then he may throw objects, overthrow furniture. The boy is inwardly sweet, but he is spiky from outside. The boy studies in a specialized boarding school for children with mental health disturbances due to behavioral problems, but his cognitive abilities are in average level. Previously the boy has had a surgery for his nose, which has been unsuccessful in terms of visual outcome, but it is surgically correctable. The boy wants to be adopted.

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Sam and Sue L2

boysillouettenophotogirlsillouettenophoto2 siblings, adoptable together or separately; brother, born in 2005, and sister, born in late 2006

Sam has light blue eyes and light brown hair; Autism with behavioral disorders and speech deficiency on organic background.

Listed: April 27, 2016

The boy likes to play with Lego, he is able to concentrate for a long time and to make beautiful buildings from Lego blocks. The boy is able to find activities for himself. He is rather peaceful, prefers to play alone as he finds it difficult to make friends with other children. The boy likes to watch cartoons, to spend time outside, is able to help adults with some chores. The boy attends specialized boarding school, his grades are average. The boy has marked speech, cognitive and emotional disorders, and difficulties to adapt to new surroundings. Relationship with his sister is not very cordial. The boy often has a course of medical treatment and periodically he stays in psycho-neurological hospital.

Sue has light blue eyes and light brown hair; mild mental retardation with significant impairment of behavior requiring attention or treatment, Language development delay.

The girl likes to play with a doll, to wheel the doll around in a toy pushchair. She likes to be in the center of attention, she tries to participate in other activities, but her actions are not always productive. She likes to watch cartoons sometimes, and to spend time outside. The girl is not able to concentrate for long. The girl attends specialized boarding school. The girl has marked cognitive and emotional disorders, difficulties to adapt to new surroundings. The girl often has a course of medical treatment and periodically she stays in psycho-neurological hospital.

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Royce and Ryan L19

boysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophoto2 siblings, adoptable together or separately; older brother, born in 2005, and younger brother, born in late 2006.

Royce, the oldest brother, has brown eyes and brown hair.

Listed: April 27, 2016

He has a heavy and pronounced sensorineural hearing impairment. Speech and language disorders. Hyperkinetic behavior disorders.  He has difficulties with concentration and focus. The boy must use hearing aid regularly, must be consulted by a speech therapist.

He is attending a specialized school for children with hearing impairment, in a simplified program. He likes working with computer, watching TV, roller-skating and riding a bicycle. He gladly takes part in hobby groups. The boy has adjusted to the community of the institution partially. He enjoys being alone, but has adapted to new surroundings well, he is active, friendly, communicative.  The boy has low motivation for studying, he has behavior issues – sometimes he can mistreat other children and then lay blame on others. There have been cases when he has taken things that don’t belong to him.  The boy wishes to live in a place where others understand sign language. The boy has expressed a wish to be adopted abroad, because he had good experience in a host program.
Ryan, the younger brother, has brown eyes and brown hair.

His diagnoses: mental development delay with pronounced behavior issues on the background of a social and pedagogical neglect.

He is currently attending a specialized boarding school. His level of knowledge is lowered, the boy reads slowly, cannot tell a story about what he just read. The boy has issues with both writing and simple mathematic calculations. The boy is very active, very brave and smiles a lot, but has behavior issues. Pronounced anger can be seen when the boy is tired. The boy regularly argues with his older brother, they provoke each other. It may or may not be caused by the fact that the boy doesn’t know sign language that is a big obstacle in creating a good communication with the brother. The boy requires attention, emotional support and individual approach.

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Camden

Camden2 Camdenboy, born 2006

Microcephaly; Spastic tetraparesis

Listed: April 25, 2016

updated pics/video! August 2016
Video

He will be transferred to a handicapped children orphanage with no big chance to survive there. It may happen at the begining of 2017. He needs a family ASAP. He is very good and friendly child. 

He has a good potential but no chance for any development in the orphanage. They will place him into the orphanage for handicapped children in a village with no chance for normal life.

His sister was adopted domestically a while ago. Please, help to place him in a loving family!

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April L7

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on 2006

April lives with a foster family since 2007.  Foster family does not wish to adopt the child because the family believes that in the child’s best interest is to ensure the adoption abroad, as in this way child would have access to better medical care and more opportunities.

Suspected celiac disease; milk allergy.  Delivery complications, premature birth.  Low hemoglobin levels (anemia), congenital heart disease

Listed:  April 25, 2016

April has grey-bluish eyes, blond hair. The girl has a significant development progress, she can walk and even run, girl contacts with other children, carries out simple instructions. The girl has begun to develop speech- separate words. The girl attends massage, remedial gymnastics and takes part in therapy on regular basis. The girl starts to show interest in animals – when she rides a horse during Reiter therapy time, she touches the animal, observes foals with interest.

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John, Jake and Jared L13

boysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophoto3 brothers: the oldest brother, born 2006, 2007 & 2008

Listed: April 24, 2016

These boys need a family where they can stay together – a family prepared for for a lot of activity!

Oldest brother (Josh) is in process of adoption; these three boys are still available.

John grey-bluish eyes and light brown hair color.  He has disturbance of activity and attention (ADD)

The boy is active and dapper. He requires special attention to be focused towards him, the boy wants to be the first in every area. The boy studies averagely but he fulfills and finishes given tasks and the boy has interest doing them. The boy does not like chaos, he likes everything to be in order. He takes care of his younger brother, defends him in conflict situations with other children. The boy has vision problems, he wears glasses. Comparing to the way he used to behave, now the boy has become calmer, signs of hyperactivity have reduced, attends preschool institution and folk dances. The boy needs to receive lots of attention and love, the boy has expressed a wish for new parents, he dreams about having a mother and a father and imagines how it would be like having a family;

Jake has blue eyes and light hair color. He is farsighted (hypermetropia).

The boy likes talking and telling, he is sweet, friendly, active and dapper. The boy has average level of skills in studies. Since the boy resides in the out-of-family care institution, he has become calmer, signs of hyperactivity have reduced. The boy dreams about having a mom and a dad, a real family. He has family relationship with brothers. The boy needs additional attention and love to be focused towards him, the boy wishes to have new parents.

Jared is the youngest brother; he has grey-bluish eyes and light hair color.  He is healthy.

He is inquisitive, friendly and lovely. The boy is longing for family. He needs additional attention and lots of love. The boy perceives himself as belonging to his only family he has ever known – his brothers. Development of the child corresponds to age;

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Aniah #3-8

Aniah2_April 2016

Aniah_April 2016Age: 13
Diagnosis: dwarfism

Listed: April 15, 2016

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

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

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Dennis #1-41

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

Listed: March 31, 2016

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

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

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Terance #1-39


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

Listed: March 31, 2016

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

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

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Tammy #1-38

TammyAge: 12
Diagnosis: Mental delays

Listed: March 31, 2016

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

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

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

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Simeon and Charlotte

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

Listed February 22, 2011

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

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

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

Married couples only, larger families and older parents welcome.

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Ackley #

AckleyBoy, 12 years old

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

Listed: March 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Jack

Jack-2004 (2)Boy, born 2004
PRC
bilateral cleft lip and palate – repaired; ear deformities and partial hearing loss

Listed: March 14, 2016
Jack desperately wants to be adopted! Jack was born with bilateral cleft lip and palate, which was repaired when he was two.He has some ear deformities, and has partial hearing loss. In spite of that, he communicates freely. His communication skills have taken a big leap forward in the past couple of years. He is very tall, and has beautiful big eyes and long eyelashes. Jack is friendly and outgoing. He plays well the the other children, and they like him a lot. He has many friends.He loves to make things, and his favorite activity is handcrafts. He would love to become an engineer, because he likes to fix things. He also thinks that if he was an engineer, he could make a lot of money and but a car. Jack likes noodles, dumplings and chicken. Oh, and chocolate too, he tells me with a laugh.He is still hopeful that he might be chosen, even though he has waited so long.

Jack is so eager to have a family and go to America. This is his dream. He asks the caregivers constantly if a family is coming for him. He asked me, “Is it today?”

From his host mama:
Jack is a great kid who likes to engage people with his sense of humor. He has a lot of energy but can focus and be still when needed. He is very willing to try new things. He is easy going and has been happy to go along with our family’s routines. He loves to make things with his hands in a constructive and mechanical way and likes to figure out how things work.

He has moderate hearing loss in the right ear, but it does not hinder him. He communicates well and is picking up English words easily. His repaired cleft lip/palate do not seem to bother his speech and he prefers soft foods, noodles being his favorite.

He does not appear to have much confidence in school work and struggles and or quits when he can’t do something well. He doesn’t have many social skills but that is to be expected and will require patience and attention to help him “catch-up”. However his manners are perfect and he is very sweet with the younger children in the hosting group.

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Donni

Donni croppedBoy, born August 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 10, 2016

Active Donni loves to be outdoors. He is happiest outside and on his bicycle! He can feed himself, take off his own shoes and say some simple words. He is very close to his caregivers. Donni has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and he has expressed a desire to be adopted and live in America. His biggest need is to be a part of a loving family and have that permanency and unconditional love!

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Kade, Tyce and Piper

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

Listed:  March 8, 2016

Their preliminary investigation is complete.

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Aisha #

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

Listed February 26, 2016

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

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

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

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Frank and Nikki

girlsillouettenophoto boySiblings:  Frank, born 2004 and Nikki, born 2007

OD

Listed: February 25, 2016

Frank lives in the foster family with his younger sister. He is happy and a nice boy. He is independent and very scrupulous and he always try to do his best. He has a good sense of humor and he is very polite.

Frank has FAS, the intrauterine growth restriction, microcephaly, dysmorphic face. He has asymmetry of the posture, not full balance and incomplete lateralization.

His intellectual development is lower than the average level at his age. His development is not steady in practical-consultation tasks. Frank is much better in working in verbal tasks. His strong side is good eyes perception, lower is the verbal and conceptual thinking and direct memory.

Nikki is very nice and open girl. She lives with her older brother Frank in the foster family. She has a good contact with children in her age and with the adults. She is very caring and understanding. She is independent, has a good sense of humor. She studies well at school.

Nikki has the intrauterine growth restriction, microcephaly, dysmorphic face. She has an asymmetry of the posture.

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Greg #

GregBoy, born September 2005

Listed: February 23, 2016

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

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

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Bailee

Bailey CollageGirl, born November 2005
PRC
arthrogryposis

Listed: Feb 21, 2016

Sweet 10-year-old Bailee is diagnosed as having arthrogryposis, which affects her knees, ankles and elbows. She is a very capable and independent girl despite her limb differences. In November 2015, she received surgery to improve her mobility and she is currently going through rehabilitation for walking. Bailee participates in the big sister program in her institute. Her teachers say she is polite, gets along well with other children, and loves studying. Although she was able to walk with support a little prior to her recent surgery, she had mostly been using a wheelchair to get around. Her teachers report that she is very smart, independent, and capable. Bailee learned to write her name after being shown only once and seldom asks for help. She is strong and very self-reliant both inside and outside of class and laughs happily when she is praised by her teachers. She is well liked and supported by her friends and classmates. Although the orphanage staff say her fingers aren’t affected by arthrogryposis, they do report some weakness in them. She is able to hold a pencil to write many words, do addition and subtraction, and feed herself.

Bailee enjoys singing, crafts, and drawing. Her teacher said that while all of the other children color a page working from the top to the bottom, Bailee starts at the bottom and colors up. When asked why, she replied: “I just want to be different from others.” Bailee is happy in the institute but also has a good attitude about adoption. Her orphanage prepares children very well for families and takes great care of their kids too! Bailee is willing to be adopted by foreigners so she’ll have more friends and people to love her. She told our staff that she would like to have siblings. She also shared that her favorite toys are Barbie dolls and that she likes the color blue. She said she hopes to go to college to become a teacher. What an inspiration this girl will be to the family who says “YES” to her!

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Scottie

ScottieBoy, born August 2000
HIV

Listed: February 1, 2016

An I600a MUST be filed by August 2016!!

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

He is a good student and great sportsman.

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

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Elijah

Elijah (4) Elijah (3)Boy, born June 2003
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed January 26, 2016

Elijah was found abandoned at the orphanage gate at five years old. On admission to the institute it was found that he suffered from cerebral palsy, was tested to have normal intelligence and was found to have weakened lower limbs. Although he tried, he could not walk, and he was given a wheelchair. He showed his strong will, and integrated into the group life in the institute. At the age of 7 years, he liked to play games with peers and share the toys with other children. He is polite to others, and always smiles at strangers who visit the orphanage.

He has received physical therapy at the institute, and after great diligence and perseverance on Elijah’s part, he can now walk slowly while holding onto handrails. In the institute, he is an obedient and sensible boy, and he is adored by the caretakers and medical staffs. The nannies and orphanage directors hope a family will chose him as he will make a wonderful addition to any family.

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Shirley #1-34

ShirleyAge: 14
Diagnosis: spina bifida

Listed: January 11, 2016

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

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

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

FEES ARE REDUCED FOR THIS ADOPTION

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Lane

laneBoy, born 2003

Cerebral palsy, tetraparetic form

Listed: December 28, 2015

So sweet!

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Anton

antonBoy, born 2003

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

Listed: December 28, 2015

Look at the light in his eyes!

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Miles

miles

Boy, born 2002

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

Listed: December 28, 2015

 

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

 

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

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Harris

HarrisonBoy, born 2004
PRC
possible muscular dystrophy

Listed: December 8, 2015

Harris is a bright and sweet boy who is 11 years old. He arrived at the orphanage when he was 2 years old, with a birth note to confirm his age. Harris is unable to walk, and there is a possibility he has muscular dystrophy. Harris has two wishes…he wants a family to adopt him, and he wants to go to school. There was a teacher at the orphanage for a while, but once she left there has been no one to help him learn. Harris speaks Mandarin, and has good writing skills. He is eager to learn. Harris’s cognitive skills are normal, and his fine motor skills are fine. He is waiting for a family, and the chance to learn!

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

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Aubrey

2003, Sept. 23rd, AubreyGirl, born Sept 2003
PRC
Anemia; Nystagmus; Minor Delay

Listed: Dec 8, 2015

Adorable Aubrey has waited so long for a family already.

Aubrey is described as pure, kind and polite. Her outdated file states that she smiles at people every day.  She is said to get along well with other children and caregivers, being very helpful to them and to others. When she was very young, her file also noted that she loved to be hugged by people she was familiar with. Please help us find this sweet girl a family- she has waited long enough! Aubrey is from a province that makes the travel part of the process as easy and convenient as possible for an adoptive family.

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Aubrey’s adoption with her current agency.

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

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Lizzie

LizzieGirl, born 2003
Microcephaly
Profound mental retardation

Listed: December 8, 2015

Sweet girl!

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Rich

rich

Boy, born 2004

hyperkinetic disorder, long-term adverse health effects: cranium-brain-trauma – fracture of parietal bone, brain contusion

Listed: December 8, 2015

Possible Shaken Baby Syndrome 🙁

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

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Kara

Kara Girl, born Dec 2000
spastic quadriplegic cerebral pals
severe mental retardation

Listed: December 8, 2015
 

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LouAnn

LouAnnGirl, born 2004
spastic tetraplegia
profound mental retardation
congenital malformation of retina

Listed: December 8, 2015

 

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Fabio

Fabio (1)

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 $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Tera #1-29

Age: 10
Diagnosis: Partial cryptogenic epilepsy; Anemia

Listed: November 30, 2015

Tera’s file indicates that she has delays in all areas of her cognitive development, many of which are the result of being institutionalized her entire life. She talks, responds to questions and sings beautifully. She enjoys playing games and likes to have the role of the teacher in games. She is significantly behind academically, but shows a great interest in learning and tries very hard to do what the other children are doing. She is very sociable and enjoys interacting with other people.

The agency has photos and videos from November 2015 available for interested families.

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Bree

Bree (1)Bree (3)Girl, born 2005
PRC
possible Cerebral palsy, club feet

Listed: November 20, 2015

Bree is a beautiful young girl who just turned 10 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was about 3 years old. She was diagnosed with club feet, but watching her video brings up the possibility of CP. Bree is bright, observant, and a very sweet girl. She gets around with a walker, but very slowly. She is able to care for herself, but may need some assistance in the bathroom.  Bree desperately needs a good evaluation, physical therapy, and whatever braces or splints that will help her mobility. Bree is a good student, and enjoys playing with other kids. She is so eager to have a family of her own. Bree’s cognitive skills are fine, her speech is fine, she just needs help getting around. Please make her dream of a family come true! Video is available.

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

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Anthony #41-4

Anthonyanthony-2016Born: May 2003
bilateral conductive hearing loss, underdeveloped speech as a result of deafness, history of tuberculosis

Anthony is a very positive, optimistic and outgoing young man. He loves the world around him despite the fact that he can barely hear it due to bilateral hearing loss. He focuses only on good things in life and tries to see the good in everyone he meets. His teachers note how communicative Anthony is with his peers and with adults even though he mostly communicates by signs and notes. He attends a school for the deaf and teachers note his effort and dedication. Developmentally, Anthony is described to be on target, with only slight cognitive delays probably caused by his deafness. Physically, Anthony is very active and athletic – he loves sports, as well as ‘break’ and ‘hip-hop’ dancing. We hope someone notices this sweet boy without a mean bone in his body and gives him a chance!

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

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Dominic

dominic

Boy, born 2005

Mixed behavioral disorders; left-sided scoliosis of thoracic spine of I stage

Listed: November 17, 2015

He needs to smile!

 

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Toni

Toni1

ToniGirl, born October 2002
PRC
loss of vision in one eye / some hearing loss (wears hearing aids)

Listed: November 4, 2015

Toni is a beautiful girl who recently turned 13 years old. She has less than one year to find a new family, after which time she will be ineligible for adoption. She came into care as an abandoned child when she was about 2 years old. They discovered she had vision loss in one eye. They thought at that time she was totally deaf. She was placed with a foster family, who taught her to use some basic signs. After a while, the foster mother realized Toni could hear louder sounds and voices. Toni has attended a school for the deaf since last year, where she receives speech therapy. She is now wearing hearing aids, which have enhanced her hearing. Toni is learning to speak. She is able to hear well enough to follow spoken directions. Toni can do addition to 100, and she can write her name. She has excellent self care abilities, and can also help out in caring for the younger children. Toni sets the table, and folds her own laundry. She is very polite. Toni’s caregiver has been encouraging her to be more out going and enthusiastic. She loves to play outdoors with her friends, and is very active. Toni enjoys drawing and making handicrafts, and in her quiet time, watches cartoons and other TV shows. In her videos, you can see how serious Toni appears. She realizes her time to find a family is short, and she is concerned. Toni needs a family who will help her learn all she has missed educationally, and help her blossom.

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

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Sebastian #1-25

Sebastian

Sebastian_July 2016Boy, age 13
infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis, mild degree; Congenital malformation of the secretion system – malformation of the right kidney and chronic obstructive pyelonephritis

Listed: November 3, 2015

*Program fees are reduced for his adoption through the placing agency*

Sebastian was raised by his birth family for 5 years and was severely neglected during that time. He entered into government care and was placed in an orphanage. In 2013, he was moved into a group home where he began receiving therapy and individual attention. He has made REMARKABLE progress since being placed in the group home. He is now walking independently, feeding himself solid foods, drinking from an open cup unassisted, saying a few simple words, putting his shoes on unassisted, locks and unlocks doors with a key and moves around the group home and yard independently. He enjoys swinging on the swing outside. He loves attention from adults and responds very positively to interactions with other people. He seeks out interactions. He is very inquisitive and loves anything electronic (cell phones, tables, cameras, etc). The staff continues to work with him to develop skills and believes that he’ll continue to make great strides in different skill areas.

Photos and videos from October 2015 are available through the agency.

Update 2016: Sebastian continues to make significant progress in all aspects of his development. Videos from July 2016 show him walking and going down stairs. Program fees are reduced through the agency for his adoption.

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

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Becky

Becky (1)Girl, born Sept. 2003Becky (2)
PRC
cognitive delays

Listed October 29, 2015

Becky is a pretty girl who is known for her sweet nature. She is 12 years old, and has been in care since she was a baby. Becky has lived in the same foster family for many years. Becky’s right leg is about 1cm shorter than her left, which causes her to walk with a slight limp. She has delays in her language, and cognitive skills. Becky is unable to retain much of what she is taught. She can follow directions, and is a big help around the house where she completes her chores quite happily. Becky responds to questions with a one word reply. She seldom uses two words together. Becky loves music, and loves to dance! She also enjoys watching cartoons. It is difficult to say if Becky will be able to live independently as an adult, but with the love and support of a family of her own, she will surely reach her full potential.

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

 

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Nanci

Nanci (2) Nanci (1)Girl, born March 2006
PRC
cognitive and speech delays

Listed: October 28, 2015

Nanci is a sweet and active girl who is 9 years old. She came to the orphanage as an infant, and has been found to have cognitive delays, as well as some speech delays. She uses short sentences to express her needs. Her movements seem to be a bit slow, overall. Nanci enjoys playing with her friends. She can be easily distracted, and is typically a quiet girl. Nanci would benefit from a good special education class, and a full developmental evaluation. But, most of all, Nanci needs a family!

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

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McKinley

McKinley CollageGirl, born June 2004
PRC
Growth and developmental delays, mental delays

Listed: October 27, 2015

Agency staff had the pleasure of recently meeting beautiful 11 year old McKinley! McKinley is living in a mock family in the foster village, which is on the orphanage grounds. She attends school in the special education class at the orphanage, where she is in 2nd grade. Her favorite subjects are art and Chinese. McKinley’s best friend has already been adopted to the US and she would very much like to be adopted too and she said she’d love a big family! When asked what kind of family she would like, she pointed to one of our staff members. She is a very sweet and considerate little girl. The guide that was with our staff said she has known her for years and that she is a wonderful girl!

McKinley’s favorite foods are fish, noodles, and grapes. Her favorite toys are dolls and puzzles. McKinley’s favorite animals are dogs and kangaroos. Her favorite color is white. McKinley said she wants to be a mama when she grows up…so sweet! McKinley’s mental abilities are slightly below her peers. She is not receiving any therapy at this time. Her hearing is normal, but she does squint a lot. It is a possibility that she needs glasses. She can read simple books and plays well with others. The orphanage staff described McKinley as shy, kind, helpful, friendly, and obedient.

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

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Joseph

JosephBoy, born October 2005
PRC
mild CP – poss. seizures

Listed: October 27, 2015

Joseph is a handsome and active boy who has just turned 10 years old. He came to the orphanage as an infant, having been found by a caring citizen who was out for his morning exercise. There was a birth note in the box, so his birth date is accurate. Joseph had weakness in his right arm and leg, and was diagnosed with mild CP. He had surgery on his right arm in 2007. His range of motion with his right arm is limited. The doctors discovered he had mild hydrocephalus; however, subsequent CT scans have shown it is self correcting. There has been no need for medical intervention. Joseph had a seizure in 2012, and has been on medication since that time. We are unclear as to the type of seizure, and hope to receive an update soon. Joseph lives with a foster family, and they report he is a friendly boy, who enjoys playing with the kids in the neighborhood. Joseph attending a boarding school, and returns each weekend to his foster family. He likes school, and his many friends there. Joseph needs a family of his own. Video is available!

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

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4 Siblings #42

Nicole (14) , Nicoletta(9), Nicolina(5) and Nicholas (7)Nicole (14) , Nicoletta (9), Nicolina (5) and Nicholas (7)

Listed: October 13, 2015

A close-knit sibling group of four kids is waiting for their forever family! Born to parents who are both mute and deaf, all four kids have moderate to severe hearing loss and resulting delays in speech and development. Unfortunately, they only received medical evaluation and hearing aids last year.

These children need someone to teach them sign language, to help them catch up their peers, and to seek more treatment and therapies to mitigate their hearing loss. No lessons in love are needed – the kids already know what it means to be a family and are very attached to each other – they just need to find a family to share their affection with!

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

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Bridget

Bridget (2)

Bridget (1)Girl, born June 2006
PRC
Deaf

Listed: October 12, 2015

Bridget is a beautiful girl who is 9 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was 6 years old, after being found at a local hospital, with no identifying information, and unable to communicate with anyone. Bridget is deaf, and unable to speak. She quickly settled into life at the orphanage, and now communicates with limited sign language. She attends classes where she is learning additional signs, math, and Chinese characters. Bridget is a bright girl, who is very adaptable, out-going, and polite. She gets along very well with the other children, and enjoys sports, games, and other activities. Bridget has been healthy since her arrival. She is a warm and happy girl who would love to have a family of her own.

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

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Audrey, Adelaide and Emmett

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adelaide

emmett

Sibling set – Must be kept together! Listed: October 5, 2015

Girl, born 2004 (red dress)
Healthy

Girl, born 2006 (pink dress)
Other disorders of psychological development
Phonological disorder
flat feet
astigmatism
cardiomyopathy

boy, born 2008
Phonological disorder
ADHD
Other behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence
Flat foot

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

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Kathleen

Kathleen2-croppedKathleen 2015Girl, born 2004
Unrepaired cleft palate, mental delays

Listed: October 1, 2015

Kathleen is described as broadminded and cheerful.

From someone who met Kathleen in 2010: Kathleen is a very loving and social little girl who loves getting attention from adults. Whenever I was in her group, she was always right beside me, participating in whatever I was doing and engaging me in her own favorite activities. Kathleen has kept that silly, playfulness that most institutionalized children seem to lose. She was definitely a little mischievous getting into everything, but was also very quick to follow direction and obviously eager to please. I truly believe she would thrive in a family where she was showered with all the attention she deserves and allowed to simply be the fun-loving, silly little girl God created her to be.

From someone who met Kathleen in 2012: Kathleen is a happy little girl who would love to be able to communicate, but cannot because of an unrepaired cleft palate. She makes noises to communicate to the best of her ability. She is a very sweet little girl, and loves to play outside. Many missionaries who have met her loved her and spoke highly of her!

Update September 2015: Kathleen was moved into an all girls facility in 2012. The staff say she has adapted well to the routine and has a group of friends. However there is no opportunity for education or therapy where she currently is. The staff say their goals are focused physical activity and teaching the girls self care rather than on education. The facility is in a very rural village and there is no school nearby.

Kathleen was evaluated by a doctor who said that she is moderately mentally disabled. There is a high likelihood that she has some form of a congenital syndrome that she was born with. She has an unrepaired cleft palate, mitral valve prolapse, as well as some abnormality of her elbow joints. She is also very thin, it’s unclear if this is related to her syndrome since the other girls at her facility were not under weight like she is. We observed her eating several times, the palate does not seem to slow her down, but she does have to clear her nose frequently because there is no barrier between her mouth and her nasal cavity. It was originally thought that her speech challenges were due to the unrepaired palate, but the doctor says this is not likely since she is not just delayed in speech, but rather is completely nonverbal. He believes that she will remain nonverbal, but then again there is no speech therapy offered where she is, so we doubt that!

Kathleen understands and is able to follow basic instructions, and is able to perform self care with supervision (self feeds, toilets, dresses independently, etc). We were able to get her to play briefly kicking around a ball, and she liked to watch us color. We were unable to get her to use the crayons herself to see what her fine motor skills are like. She likes to take pictures but refuses to look at the pictures on the phone! She seems really averse to iphones, ipad, etc, when we tried to show her pictures and videos. She would hold our hands and lead us around where she wanted to go, and enjoys skipping! The staff have a nickname for her that basically means “energizer,” because she is always active and on the go!

Kathleen is a beautiful girl who is not able to reach her God given potential where she currently is. The doctor was not hopeful that she would “ever progress,” but we know that with the love/dedication of a family, and medical care/therapy that she needs, that she can prove him wrong!

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

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Emily

emilyGirl, born 2001
Cerebral palsy, knee joints contractures, valgus feet, severe mental delays

Listed: September 25, 2015

She is so full of life!  She just needs a family!

 

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

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Nina

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born November 2004
Nina wants to be adopted! Possible FAS diagnosis

Listed: September 24, 2015

Nina is fine, cute, companionable, independent. She quickly and easily establish contacts with other people. She is popular among peers, sensitive to the suffering of others. She likes to help the weaker ones.

She learns willingly. She is conscientious and responsible. Science is not a problem for her. However, she requires assistance with homework. The girl reads nicely and smoothly, inventive, she likes to actively spend her free time. She is happy to be included in the work team. She likes to manual activities, games and fun group. Nina has difficulties in memorizing of a few commands at the same time also troubles with abstract account – on concretely doing well, is not that the worst of logical thinking.

The girl doesn’t often get sick, she has a small eye condition that in recent times has significantly improved (after a visual check by an ophthalmologist opportunity to stop wearing glasses) and a slight defect in attitude.

Nina strongly emotionally is related to her carers in the orphanage, which calls “mother” and “father”. Always warmly expressed about them and about the people of her loved ones.

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

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Tanner

Tanner (2)

Tanner (1)Boy, born 2004
PRC
cleft lip and palate (repaired)

Listed: September 2, 2015

Tanner is a handsome boy who is 12 years old. He came to the center as a newborn. with a cleft lip and palate. Both have been repaired, and Tanner quickly learned to talk, and ask questions. Lots of questions. He had so much he wanted to know! Tanner is now a healthy, bright, typical boy. He loves to play with his friends, help out the nannies, and go to school. He is a very compassionate boy, and cares deeply for his friends. Tanner needs a family of his own. He will be a great son, and bring so much joy to your family!

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

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Lexi

LexiGirl, born October 2005
PRC
Hyperextension of right knee/incontinent (possible lower spine issue)

Listed: May 27, 2014

Lexi is a beautiful little girl with such a sweet spirit! She is 8 years old, and has hyperextension of her right knee and is incontinent (possible issue with lower spine). She is able to “walk” with some assistance. Lexi used to sit and watch the other kids run and play, and she was so sad she couldn’t join in the fun. She worked and worked to find a way to get around! Lexi has had some delays but has excellent fine motor skills. She can take care of herself very well and is a smart girl. She has a best friend at the orphanage. Lexi sings while her friend dances. I imagine Lexi would love to be able to dance, too. She will need possible surgery and therapy on her right leg, and help with the continence issues. Lexi is a very loving and patient little girl. She is ready and waiting for a family of her own.

A family met her in country in 2015; they are willing to discuss her privately with families who are seriously considering adopting her.

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

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Chelsea Qi

Chelsea Qi (3)Chelsea Qi (1)Girl, born 2006
She is listed as Blind with a left foot deformity; she was assessed and they confirmed that she has no visual impairments but rather what they think is a visual processing disorder.

Listed: August 25, 2015

Chelsea Qi is a sweet girl with a kind spirit. It is rare to see her without a huge smile on her face. When first meeting her she may come across as shy or reserved but she warms up very quickly!

Chelsea loves to color and craft time was her favorite activity at camp. She could sit for hours coloring, making beaded necklaces or filling in her memory book. Chelsea has a beautiful voice and really enjoys singing! She knows a lot of Chinese songs and even a few songs in English! She really enjoyed our assembly time where we would sing some crazy camp songs and dance. She even sang a song all by herself during the end of week Talent Show. Swimming time was another highlight of the week for her, she loved getting to splash around in the pool and play with the blow up balls. All morning she would ask if it was time to go swimming yet!

Chelsea does have some special needs but her biggest need of all is a family that will love and help her to succeed in life. We have seen what small interventions can do for her development and with proper support and therapies we have no doubt she can continue to thrive! She used to live in a great foster home but had to return to her home orphanage in February 2015. We know she greatly misses her friends and nannies as the situation in her current orphanage isn’t ideal.

A specific agency is offering a $4,000 grant if a family uses their agency to adopt her.

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

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Julissa & Jodi L9

girlsillouettenophotogirlsillouettenophotoListed: August 11, 2015

Julissa:  born April 2002; lack of protein energy. Weak posture. Enuresis of night. Psychomotor development delay in the form of a mild mental development delay.

the oldest sister has greyish-blue eyes and ash blonde hair. The girl is currently attending school and has good grades. The girl has a rich imagination, she gladly writes poems, stories, and enjoys performing in front of an audience and reciting poems. She is organizing a dance team in which they create performances and show them to the social workers. She likes roller-skating and has many friends, but also enjoys being alone. An educational neglect was observed, she had difficulties with adapting herself to having lessons, wasn’t able to independently study the school materials. She needed to be motivated and supported by adults on a regular basis. Her thinking speed was medium slow. The girl really needs a support of adults and needs to hear their thoughts and opinions. She needs someone she can trust, whom she could open up to, whom she could tell her feelings, emotions and thoughts. The girl has big mood-swings and she sometimes has self-destructive thoughts. She explained to her mother on the phone that she will be a part of a host program in USA and she wants to be adopted.

Jodi:   born January 2005; bronchial asthma, moderate degree, allergic rhinitis. Hereditary knee anomalies, feet deformation.  Mild mental delays, disturbance of activity and attention, institutional upbringing.

Jodi has blue eyes and ash blonde hair. In the school year of 2012/2013 the girl began her 1st grade. The girl is attending a specialized school. She has a great imagination and artistic thinking. She loves watching movies, singing songs, portraying things in her drawings and acting. The girl takes care of the youngest children. She is very active, gladly joins in different activities, including the dance team, and loves roller-skating. Currently, she really likes to make herself look pretty and enjoys having fun with such girly things. The head of the institution in which she currently resides explained, that her mild mental development delay cannot be seen when talking with the girl, it mainly is expressed as difficulties with focusing when studying. She has a poorly developed willpower, has low motivation for learning. Apart from that, she has good reasoning skills, she knows how to defend her point of view. The girl wasn’t prepared for school, wasn’t able to focus during lessons, had a slow thinking pace, and couldn’t follow the rest of the class. The abilities, health condition and development level was evaluated and she was introduced to a more suitable education program for children of minorities and with mental development issues.

*** We are eligible for a $20,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Darly #67

Darly #567This 10 y.o.girl has specific developmental disorders of speech and language; mild mental delay. She is physically healthy. She does not often get ill.

Listed: August 3, 2015

Darly has started speaking in full sentences and her speech is becoming more and more understandable. She has started seeking contact with some of her peers as well as with the educators. She is timid and shy, agile and independent as regards her self-service needs. She attends a mainstream school. She marks progress in her sociability and her speech. She has a positive attitude towards adoption.

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

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Bailey

BaileyGirl, born Jan 2003
PRC
Hypophrenia, muscular tension of upper limbs is low

Listed: April 3, 2013

Bailey is 10 years old. She dresses neatly and likes to be beautiful. She is shy but gets along well with other children. She listens well in class but has some difficulty understanding. She has some difficulty writing and with some personal care such as combing her hair, due to the low muscle tension in her upper limbs. Additional pictures available.

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

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Jayce

jayce-aBoy, born 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2015

What a beautiful smile!!  Jayce is already 14 years old.  He needs a FAMILY before he is lost forever to an adult mental institution.

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

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Grayson

GraysonBoy, born July 2001

Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, flail legs, secondary multisystemic central origin dystrophy, delay of physical development, severe mental delays

Listed: August 3, 2015

Sweet boy needs a family to love him!  AGING OUT.

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

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Timon

TimonBoy, born August 2003Timon2
PRC
Hydrocephalus

Listed: July 31, 2015

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVfnch_a7es

From a missionary who met him in 2016:  ” He’s a very sweet boy always helping others, pushing the boys in his home in their wheelchairs or making sure they are sitting up straight or helping his nannies with chores. Timmy had a brain tumor removed last year, there is a lot of medical info available to interested families. There is also $7000 in AGENCY grant money. Please share this video, in it he is interviewed and said his dream is to go to America and that he wishes to be adopted…”

Timon is a handsome boy who has overcome some amazing odds. When he first came into care he was dependent on others for help and care. Under the care of the center he became an independent and chatty boy who was doing so well. In Feb 2015, his caregivers noticed some irregularities in his gait and activity level. A CT scan showed enlarged ventricles and a tumor mass. He had emergency surgery for shunt placement and tumor removal. The surgeon believes all of the tumor was removed and it tested benign. Timon recovered slowly and has been able to become independent again in caring for himself, eating and talking. His speech remains slurred and slower but he is understandable. He is also back to being able to read and write. In early April 2015 Timon had a second surgery to place an external shunt to drain fluid from the area where the tumor was located and to allow for brain growth. The surgery went well and the plan is to remove the external shunt after 6- 12 months. While the long term effects of these surgeries is not fully known and further brain scans will be needed to monitor for any recurrence, Timon has proven himself to be a fighter. He has shown great courage in all his surgeries and therapies. He has shown great perseverance and commitment to doing well individually and in the therapies that have helped him recover after surgery.Timon is an overcomer and needs a family who sees his potential and can help him reach it. Are you the family that will help his light shine bright?

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

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Paige #68

Paige 568Paige is a sweet 14 year old girl who has Down syndrome, severe mental delay and hydrocephalus.

Listed July 26, 2015

She is calm and timid; often smiles; rejoices when receiving attention; demonstrates her attachment to staff members; produces sounds and she is visibly happy when someone hugs her; loves listening to music, watching TV and moving around in her positioning walker; loves it when someone reads fairy-tales to her; responds to other people’s speech; establishes contact easily; makes eye contact; engages in school work with the help of her resource teacher; looks at the pictures in children’s books.

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

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Rebecca

RebeccaGirl, born summer 2003
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 14, 2015

A family hosted her two summers ago and would love to see her find her forever family. They’d be happy to talk to inquiring families.  Comments from her host mother:

She is spunky, lively, funny. She had SUCH personality. She responded to love, to being held. She was strong-willed. Very much a “mommy”, too. But, if you had to tell her she did something she shouldn’t, she would break down and cry. So, I would hold her on my lap and she would curl up, close her eyes, and fake being asleep. She just wanted to be loved. She was funny, and LOVED to help. She loved sweeping and cleaning.Rebecca feeding baby

When here, we got her glasses but she didn’t like to wear them. She even hid them once. I would try to get her to wear them, but I didn’t want a “battle of wills” to develop. I let it go, and she would occasionally put them on. She had nystagmus, her eyes shook, and her head would shake a bit, too. It was very endearing to me. When she would insist on something she would stomp her foot, cross her arms, and give me a serious look. It made me smile. She can be bossy!Rebecca at pool

She LOVED swimming! The picture in the purple shirt and sunglasses is at the pool. Every day she would put her swimsuit on, waiting to go swimming, all ready to go in case we went! She blossomed so much! When she first came, she would not let me hug her, or touch her. I kept at it, she eventually curled up in my lap when upset. I would rock her to sleep.

She had the BEST laugh! I mean, with her entire heart and soul!! I. Loved. It!

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

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Benjamin

Benjamin 2006Boy, born July 2006
PRC
Post-op cleft lip and palate

Benjamin is post-operative for a cleft lip and palate. He is an active and restless boy. Compared with children the same age, he is delayed in language development. He can only say some simple words including brother, aunt, sister, etc. He can’t speak clearly and usually uses body language to express himself. Benjamin is able to take care of himself and he is in a second grade special education class in the orphanage. He has strong cognitive and receptive ability and is able to understand most of what teachers teach him. He likes to help the teachers by helping moving the seats, picking up toys, and sweeping and cleaning the floor. He enjoys watching cartoons, including Boonie Bears, GG bond, and Happy Goat and Bad Wolf. He enjoys outdoor activities and likes playing with toys and building blocks very much. Benjamin is a happy boy who would thrive in a family that could help him with his speech and possibly use some sign language with him while he is learning to communicate verbally.

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

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Barry

Barry (2)

Barry (1)Boy, born December 2002 AGING OUT
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: July 9, 2015

Sweet Barry is now 12.5 years old and waiting for his forever family to see him. He was abandoned at a week old and was found by a stranger with a birth note. That person took him in and raised him until he was about 4.5 and then he was turned over to the local orphanage. It was determined when Barry came into care that he had cerebral palsy, but that he was very smart. He did need to use a walker when walking. Barry started receiving rehabilitation therapy once he came into the care of the orphanage. Barry wears orthotics on his legs in addition to using the walker for support. He is very determined and persistent and now insists on practicing standing with the support of the wall for 1-2 hours each day. Barry is a fighter and is very optimistic. He respects his elders and loves the younger children. He helps the nannies with what he can and helps take care of the other children. He practiced for two years so he could perform at the Chinese New Year celebration. He sang a popular song and his optimism affected everyone in attendance. Barry deserves to know the love of a forever family and sounds like a boy who would do so well in a family where he is able to receive the therapies he needs. Do you have room in your hear and home for Barry?

 

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

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Sawyer

SawyerBoy, born January 2006
PRC
Post op sensitive special need

Listed: July 9, 2015

That face…that smile! Handsome 9 year old Sawyer is an active boy who loves playing outdoors! He also enjoys toy cars and building with blocks. Caregivers report he is clever and does well in school, though sometimes he has trouble paying attention. He says that his favorite class is PE. He can recite poems and songs and loves to perform dances during the holidays. He has told people he really wants to be adopted in a family with many brothers and sisters. Sawyer is a social boy who has many friends! His nannies report they are anxious to see him adopted and think he will adjust well in the right family. He has had his appendix removed, as well as surgery to correct another sensitive condition. He’s an active and healthy boy who would do great with the loving guidance from a family experienced adopting older children or a family who have parented children his age or older.

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

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Cece

Cece CollageGirl, born August 2006
PRC
Hemiplegia of the left side

Listed July 7, 2015

Adorable Cece has been waiting quite some time for a family to see her. Her listing agency was able to get a written update on her and there are many photos available of Cece from over the years that a family will be blessed to have! Cece is diagnosed with hemiplegia of the left side, though it seems Cece’s biggest need is her lack of communication and need for a family.She is delayed compared to her peers, but she can walk, run, jump and climbed stairs on her own. Her caretakers describe her as a quiet and lovely girl. She cannot speak yet, but when seeing the nannies or teachers she knows well, she will come up and take your hand, smiling. Cece is well behaved and obedient. Cece’s speech ability is delayed compared with other kids the same age. She can speak baby words only. Cece can follow one, two and three step directions. She is a sweet little girl who will thrive in a loving family.

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

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Hyatt

HyattHyatt (1)Boy, born February 2006
PRC
Post-op spinal meningocele

Listed: July 2, 2015

Hyatt was born with meningomyelocele (spina bifida) and has had surgery. He can walk, has a bit of a limp, but can do everything on his own. He’s shy with strangers but a good friend to his little buddies. Hyatt is independent in his dressing and eating skills and can make his own bed.He is a good helper and helps his caretakers empty the trash and hand out the chopsticks and bowls to the other kids at mealtime.

A specific agency has offered a $4000 grant for Hyatt.

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

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Ellis

Ellis (1) Ellis (2)Boy, born September 2004
PRC
Post-op cleft lip/palate

Listed: June 26, 2015

Ellis is a handsome, active, and conscientious boy who is 10 years old. He came to the orphanage as a baby, with a cleft lip and palate. Both have been repaired (2004 and 2006). Ellis’ speech is not always clear, although he works very hard to correct it. He is healthy. Ellis loves to go to school! He has such a thirst for knowledge and wants to learn all he can. Before his first day of school, his nanny asked him what he liked most. He replied, “The happiest thing is to have a new bag, new folder, and new pencil!” Ellis has expressed his desire to have a family of his own, and looks forward to a life in a foreign country. He is a good “big brother” to the little ones at the orphanage. He enjoys playing with his friends at the orphanage and at school, and is a good helper to the orphanage staff. Ellis needs a family.

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

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Sailor

Sailor updateBoy, born March 2006Sailor
PRC
Limb differences

Listed: June 16, 2015

From recent update 6/2015: Sailor’s mental development is the same as kids of same age. He walks well since he got the artificial limbs. He has no issues with toileting. Sailor is active, extroverted and outgoing in familiar surroundings, but he will be quiet in front of strangers. He is well behaved and obedient to his foster parents. His gross motor skills are good. He can walk, run, walk upstairs and downstairs. He can play also basketball and soccer. His fine motor skills are good- same as kids the same age. He can put thread through a needle. Sailor’s language ability is the same as his peers. He can express his needs very well. He can follow directions just as well as kids the same age as him. Sailor’s emotional development is good. He is very attached to his foster family. He cares for the younger kids at home. and he gets along well with other kids. All the kids like him. He has been in the same foster family since 2010. He is very happy in this family. Sailor is not able to attend school.

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

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Lisa

Lisa-2002Girl, born 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: May 25, 2015
 

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Dorothy

Dorothy MAAGirl, born May 2005
PRC
post-op Cerebral Palsy and estropia

Listed: May 18, 2015

Dorothy is diagnosed as having post-op CP (both lower limbs affected) and esotropia. From an update (April 2015): Dorothy is extroverted, optimistic, and happy. Her mental development is same as other peers the same age in the orphanage. She understands everything adults say. Dorothy can comprehend and remember what she is taught, but she cannot speak clearly. She needs a walker when walking, as she cannot walk independently. Dorothy can stand by herself for a short time and she can walk upstairs or downstairs by holding the rail. Dorothy is potty trained and has no continence issues. She can communicate with adults by using simple words, but talks slowly. She likes talking with people and she is well behaved and obedient. She can feed herself and put on her own clothing. Dorothy’s fine motor skills are normal. She can draw simple shapes like a circle, triangle, and apple and she can pick up little things with her fingers. She likes playing with blocks, coloring, painting, and dancing. She receives special education in the orphanage and her academic performance is fine. Dorothy’s emotional development is normal. She is close with her foster mother and her teachers. She gets along well with the other kids and is very caring. When other kids carry her walker for her, she will say ‘thank you.” She has lived with a foster family inside the orphanage for four years. Before, she lived with another foster family. She got along well with both families. Dorothy wants to be adopted.

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

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Pearson

30520132428pearson-2015-croppedBoy, born Dec. 2004
Moderate mental delays, possible FAS

Listed: May 14, 2015

From a family who met him in July 2015:  Pearson is a Lost Boy. He lives in a horrible institution.  Pearson is nonverbal. I only heard him laugh. I never heard other sounds; that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t make them, I just never heard them while I was there. Pearson picks up quickly on things, like making a ball light up, or scribbling on the magna-doodle. He has a wonderful smile, and LOVED making his blue spiky ball light up. It is not in his file, but judged on behavior and facial features, we are pretty sure that he has FAS. We were not able to adopt Pearson because we have small children in our home, and also another son with major needs. Pearson is a beautiful boy, but he lives in a place that chews the boys up and spits them out. He was taken into government care as a baby, and has been there since. He most likely entered this institution when he was 5 or 6. That is a very long time to be neglected. It is a very long time to suffer the boredom and trauma of this place. He is very easily overstimulated. Every few minutes he is overwhelmed and his behavior reflects that. He needs constant supervision, and a home without small children. While he is very sweet and likes to throw balls, he also has a tendency to run away, break things, pull hair, head butt, spit, etc. The more he is worked with, the better his tolerance to stimulation will be. Someone without small children, and someone experienced with institutional behaviors would be best for Pearson. He is a beautiful, broken boy, who needs a mama and daddy to help him calm down, to play ball with him, and to love him and put his pieces back together that the institution broke.”

From a family who met him in Fall 2013:  Pearson is doing so good!! He is precious and sweet! I saw him from a distance every day. The first time, he was with a group of boys having their picture taken in the fall leaves. He always did what the nanny told him to. He walks very well, and he likes holding the nannies hands. My favorite day was when I walked past their group and he was right in front of me on the sidewalk, and before the nanny could move him, I bent down and in Russian told him how sweet he was. He took my face in both of his hands, and pulled me down so our foreheads were touching, and just stared in my eyes. I kissed his cheek, and his whole face lit up!! And he has the most adorable splatter of freckles! He is smaller than I would have thought too.

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

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Elliot, Casey and Lynn

IMG_3685casey lynnElliot, boy, born 2004 – mental delays
Casey, girl, born 2008, healthy
Lynn, girl, born 2006, healthy

Listed: May 12, 2015

Casey,the younger girl was born in 2008 and has no SNs, just some kind of development delay. She is smart and active, participate in all orphanage performances. She has now been transferred as well.

Her older sister, Lynn, was transferred from her orphanage due to her age and in August she will be transferred again. She was born in 2006. By orphanage social worker her older sister is VERY smart and beautiful, no SNs, very active in all performances. She has now been transferred again

Both girls need a family asap!!!  These 2 siblings are to be adopted together for sure.

They have an older brother born in 2004. He is in the special school orphanage and has severe mental delays. 

If a family decides to adopt all 3 children it will be great!!! If they want only two younger siblings they are to be approved for 3 children and to get referral to meet ALL 3 siblings. Then if they decide not to adopt the oldest one we will do the best to “separate” them. I think it is possible, but we cannot guarantee it for sure.  They have a younger brother as well, and he has already been adopted.

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

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Willa

WillaGirl, born February 2005
PRC
Motions of right tendon is bad, deformed tongue

Listed May 11, 2015

Willa, 11,  is by all accounts an extroverted, happy, well-behaved, very obedient and caring, helpful and easy-going girl.  She  has been in the orphanage system and foster care since 2005 and has lived in the foster home inside the orphanage for the last 5 years.  She’s always gotten along well with foster families.  She likes to help her foster mom, do housework, take care of her little brothers and sisters, and help children with physical disabilities walk up and down stairs.  Though she is diagnosed with postoperative tongue malformation and mental development delay, others who’ve met her say she has normal mental and emotional development, but can’t speak clearly. Her motor skills are normal, and she has no physical limitations.  A recent report says she’s in kindergarten, but past reports have said she is in the orphanage special education class, is the best student there, understands what is taught, and is good at painting.  She is close to the teachers and gets along very well with all other kids and adults.  She can recite some poems and children’s songs, as well as simple English words.  She can write simple words and do simple addition and subtraction. We and others met Terri in her orphanage, and one visitor reports, “She is a very sweet and happy child who really lights up the room when she smiles. She will go very far with love and formal education.” She really wants to be adopted!  See her happy personality as she dances in her video.   Click here to see Terri’s video

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

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Stephan

Stephanstephan-2016boy, born 2002

Central nervous system lesions, spastic tetraparesis, severe mental delays, Vitreous Fibrosis, Horizontal Nystagmus, overbite.

Listed: May 2, 2015

NEW PHOTO!  Stephen is such a treasure. We want a family for him so desperately. He is about the size of a 6 or 7 year old- just an itty bitty thing. The nannies say that he is blind, but we believe he can at least see shadows. He always wants to be near the window- especially on sunny days. There are two places you can usually find Stephen- either standing under the window at the end of the hall, or sitting on a chair in the kitchen, waiting for the next meal.

Stephen is extremely sensory-seeking and needs to feel the world around him. He loves to spin, flap his arms, spin some more, run, spin, you get the idea. He has absolutely no sensory input at the institution- so he has to create it himself.

He does not speak and displays many institutional behaviors. He is NOT harmful or aggressive to himself or others. He is absolutely adorable and has so.much.potential. He is more than a diagnosis.

 

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

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Joshua

Joshua (1)Boy, born September 2004
PRC
Developmental Delay

Listed:  April 27, 2015

Meet handsome 10 year old Joshua! Josh has the cutest dimples! Joshua is listed as having a developmental delay. He attends school in the orphanage and lives with a foster family. Joshua is described as introverted, friendly, shy, funny, a follower (he has a big brother in foster care), and a little naughty. He doesn’t like school. He attended public school in the past, but is now in the Sunshine Academy in the orphanage. Joshua reads well and is very well spoken and very logical. Joshua was initially raised by neighbors and was brought to the orphanage at a later age. The neighbor family wanted to keep Josh, but they were too old to care for him. The foster family takes good care of Joshua, but they are not strict about studying. Joshua is very artistic and he loves art. Joshua wants a big family and he likes cats.

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

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Tallis

TallisBoy, born March 2006
PRC
postoperative CHD, postoperative umbilical hernia repair, spina bifida of recessive character (L5), overactive disease of infantile bladder, mental development delay

Listed: April 21, 2015

Tallis is an outgoing, smart lovely little boy. He enjoys playing with friends and playing outside on the slide and tricycle. He is not afraid of being with strangers. At times he can be stubborn and impatient. However, so long as you guide him patiently, he will be back to normal soon.In school Tallis has improved his language skills and ability to understand instructions. He can express his thoughts and ideas via simple words and body language. He has formed a stable and close relationship with his caretakers and they hope that he will have a happy family soon. he is waiting for a family to help him continue to blossom and grow. Maybe that family is you!

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

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Fiona

Fiona updated CollageGirl, born July 2006
PRC
Sensitive special need

Listed:  April 13, 2015

Fiona is diagnosed as having a disorder of sex development (DSD). Her social sex is listed as female. Her file is very outdated and the agency has requested an update. Unfortunately, her orphanage does not seem very cooperative. They just said other than her listed special need, she is just like any other child. Fiona is potty trained. Fiona’s file states that she has been living in foster care and that she is active and energetic. It also notes that she communicates fluently.

Update 6/2015: Fiona’s hobbies include calligraphy, rope jumping, and roller-skating. She is active, outgoing, straight forward, cute, and has a quick response. She likes studying and obeys the school rules. She is good at concentrating on studying and finishes her school work on time. She actively takes part in school activities. They’ve described her as a healthy girl.

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

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Aaron

aaronaaron-2015Boy, born 2003
CP

Listed: April 13, 2015

From a family who has met him many times:
This boy is absolutely exploding with energy. He’s really unsteady on his feet so he’s constantly roaming the halls half-running/half-falling. He loves to touch and craves physical contact. Sometimes we can get a glorious moment of quiet when he will just let us hold him and wrap our arms around him. He really does love that and it does wonders for his brain development. It’s just a matter of getting him still enough to realize he likes it!

He loves any kind of sensory play, like feeling the dirt outside and holding his hand under a running faucet. He likes to sit in a wheelchair and be pushed around, even though he doesn’t need a wheelchair! The best thing we can do for him is take him on walks. He likes to be outside so sometimes we just get him outside and follow wherever he leads. He doesn’t have any words, but when he gets excited he gives his signature shriek to let us know he’s excited. He needs a family who can provide him with a lot of structure. Right now he is constantly seeking sensory input, and getting into a lot of trouble doing that. We believe he would thrive within the structure and love of a family.

 

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

 

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Mitch

30220154627Boy, born July 2003
Cerebral palsy, hemiplegia to the right

Listed: April 6, 2015

Mitch can walk.  He is mentally healthy and very, very much wants to be adopted and live in a family.

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

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Leroy

LeroyBoy, born December 2005
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Listed: April 3, 2015

Leroy came into care as a baby, and by the time he was two and a half his caregivers were already describing him as extroverted, clever and with sparkling eyes full of mischief. An active little guy, he loved to dance happily in his chair to music. Even as a little tyke, he showed a calm and patient nature when adults were too busy to play with him, and he loved to interact with them when they had time. He’s grown into a handsome boy who lived for some time with a foster family including a mother, father, and another boy a year older who was also a foster child. When agency staff met him in 2010, despite having been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, he was walking independently for short distances, and he could run but would sometimes fall. At that time he wasn’t speaking very much. We’re looking forward to the update we’ve requested, to see how he’s doing now. Like all kids, Leroy needs the love and support of a forever family.

The application fee and pre-approval deposit has been waived for Leroy. In addition, there is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.

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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.

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Daphne

Daphne MAAGirl, born July 2003
PRC
Post-op anal atresia

Listed: March 24, 2015

Daphne is outgoing and has a quick smile. She enjoys playing with all kinds of toys and watching cartoons. She is close to the caretakers and with her friends. She is helpful and gets along well with the other children. She attends school inside the orphanage.

Daphne is diagnosed with post-op anal atresia. She has normal urination, but does not have bowel continence. She could likely achieve social continence with the support of a program like the one at Cincinnati Children’s or the one at Nationwide Children’s.

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

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Adonai

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born March 2006
Down syndrome, Severe Psychomotor Delay, Organic Language Delay

Listed: March 20, 2015

Adonai was found, abandoned along a public road as an infant. He shows affection toward those who care for him.  He smiles constantly and seeks caresses from those around him; he also enjoys giving affection. He is connected to his surroundings, makes visual contact, responds to his name and follows simple directions. He has difficulty with oral expression and comprehension, and is receiving psychological treatment for showing auto-aggression.

We are waiting on a photo to share with you!  Additional medical info available.  Single moms and larger families welcome.

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Vaida

photogirlGirl, born 2004
P-OD
Apert Syndrome, Craniosynostosis, Syndactyly (feet and hands), Language disorder

Listed: March 20, 2015

Vaida is sociable; responds with friendly smile.

As of 2012:  Vaida has a mild to moderate mental delays, she shows difficulty in taking objects with her hands, she is able to integrate simple concepts necessary for her daily living, her language isn’t understandable, low attention and memory.

She is able to walk without help and is independent in her daily living activities, articulated visuomotor coordination, recognizes her body parts; she has difficulty communicating with others.

Vaida is a very loving child who helps the care takers; she is curious, she enjoys when someone tells her a tale, easy going with the therapies. She gets tired quickly and prefers play activities. In front of strangers she avoids contact, hiding or putting her head down.

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

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Amadeus

photoboyBoy, born January 2006
P-OD
Slightly Mentally delayed, deaf, Speech and language disorder

Listed: March 20, 2015

Amadeus is restless and his moods can vary.  He lacks affection.  He needs a neurological evaluation to determine his Dx.  Child institutionalized given the abuse and neglect of his mother.

From his report dated 2011:
As of 2011 (at 5 years old), he was testing at a mental age 2 yrs and 7 months; labeled as Mild Mental Retardation. He has poor expressive language with recent slight improvements saying: bread, water, mom. He has attended a community school, and adapts easily; participates and plays with other kids, shows interest in activities around the orphanage showing enthusiasm and communicates through guttural sounds. Receptive to expressions of attention and affection, responding with happiness to hugs and smiles. In some circumstances reacts in an auto-aggressive way biting his index finger, showing low level of tolerance and trying to hit his peers.  Showing major deficiencies in communication but better ability in self-reliance to eat and to get dressed and to get clean.

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Clara

ClaraGirl, born 2001
Sensorineural bilateral hearing loss, Expressive language disorder

Clara can talk.

Listed: March 16, 2015

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Skyler

SkylerGirl, born 2003
Cerebral palsy

Listed: March 16, 2015

Skyler is a very kind and friendly girl, studies well.

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Betsy

40614170606 Betsy (2)betsy-2016Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

Listed: March 1, 2015

From a family who met her in 2014:
This young lady is very sweet! She is in school and just finished the 3rd level. Betsy likes to color, read, run, swing on the playground, and dance. When we were able to talk to her she seemed slightly shy but very calm and gentle. Betsy is articulate and seems only slightly delayed. She and my daughter hugged and cried when they had to say good-bye. Betsy really wants to come to America. She would be a wonderful addition to any family!

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

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Brock

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40530180818 Brock (1)Boy, born early 2004
Slight mental delay, astigmatism, mitral valve prolapse of I stage

Listed: March 1, 2015

From a family who met him in 2014:  This boy is an absolute treasure! He is kind-hearted and thoughtful of others. Brock enjoys dancing in school productions, doing school work on the computer, shooting hoops, playing soccer, reading books, painting and cutting out art projects, and sliding down slides. He is one of my daughter’s really good friends. They hugged and cried when my daughter left the orphanage. Brock desperately needs a family to rescue him and give him a joyful life full of love.

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

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Marygrace

marygraceGirl, born June 2005
PRC
Post-op cerebral palsy. concomittant exotropia

Listed: February 26, 2015

From her file dated September 2011- Marygrace is introverted, shy and timid. She loves playing toys (dolls) and listening to music and has a ready smile on her face. Marygrace can get along with other kids, likes reading picture books and chatting with familiar caretakers. She can chat well with close partners and is good at expressing herself, but she doesn’t like talking with strangers. She’s also a good leader among the children.

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

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Sara #529 and Susan #530

Sara 529Two sisters; the older sister has post-surgical encephalopathy.
Sara, age: 12 years
The girl had post-surgical encephalopathy of moderate degree. Condition after surgery of a benign formation of the cerebrum. The girl is clinically healthy at present. Her physical development is within the norm, as well as her intelligence.

Listed: February 25, 2015

The child communicates freely with both children and adults. She enjoys listening to music and dancing. She has a very close emotional bond with her younger sister.

Susan, aSusan 530ge: 11 years

Healthy. Her intelligence is within the norm. The child is sociable and radiant. She has well-developed self-service skills and hygiene habits. Her physical and mental development is correspondent to her age.

In the videos you will see the girls say “hello”, tell that they are in 7th and 5th grade respectively.  Sara’s favorite school subjects are reading and mathematics and Susan’s is man and nature. They share they have friends. Write. When asked confirm they are studying English at school but they get embarrassed and the only words in English they can think of are “Hello” and “Goodbye”

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

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Timothy John

Timothy JohnBoy, born December 2005
PRC
History of delayed development but on track developmentally now

Listed: February 19, 2015

Timothy John is a quiet, introverted boy who opens up and becomes lively and outgoing in familiar settings. He is adjusting quite well to life with his host-only family, and they say “any family will be truly lucky to him as their son.” He is a getting along with kids and adults and even learning a few English words. Timothy John enjoys going to the playground and playing soccer. He also likes to relax and watch Tom and Jerry. He attends grade 3 in school and has good school performance. Teachers like him and describe him as curious and helpful, with a strong ability to imitate.

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

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Shawnessy

ShawnessyBoy, born June 2006
PRC
Post Op anal atresia, has a droopy eyelid and only one kidney

Shawnessy is a curious, lively and outgoing boy, described by his host family as “truly joyful.” His hosts report he is obedient, very intelligent, and doesn’t show developmental delays. He watches others and learns quickly, easily figured out a smart phone and complicated electronics. His letters are very finely formed, and he has good fine motor skills. He adapts easily to new situations, loves music, and keeps himself occupied. All his teachers in his country like him and he gets along well with his classmate and he always wants to help others. His school performance is good. Though he doesn’t speak clearly, that doesn’t impede him from communicating with others. He likes TV, cartoons, and playing with his many friends. He had surgery for anal atresia in infancy, has a droopy eyelid and only one kidney.

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

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Audrey and Anna

Audrey and AnnaGirls, ages 8 & 10
CO-HSA

Special Needs: Microcephaly, mild cognitive delay, anxiety and behavior disorder

Listed February 15, 2015

Audrey is 8 years old and Anna is 10 years old. They are sisters who express a lot of love and care for one another. They wish to be adopted together, and hope to find a forever family.

 

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

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Brandi

Guardian Angelbrandidatabase-1brandi-2016Girl, Born August 2007
brain malformations, bilateral hearing loss,significant cognitive delays, heart condition strabismus, anemia

NEW PHOTO!!   Brandi is a beautiful 9 year old girl. She is listed with bilateral hearing loss, but can definitely hear, as she will turn around and look for the person calling her name, and does respond to commands given if she chooses (if she doesn’t, she screams/attempts to run/swats at the caregiver). Cognitively, she is very delayed, more like a toddler, in ability to understand what’s going on around her, and in her responses, and appropriateness. She also has strabismus in both eyes, and has both a heart condition and anemia. She does NOT have CP, nor microcephaly. She does have brain malformations, significant developmental delays, and many stimming behaviors that are typical of lower functioning autism. She is completely nonverbal.

Families interested in Brandi should be aware that she appears to have autism, and that it impacts her significantly. She is a “runner” and will bolt and run unless contained or restrained and potential families need to be aware that this is common in autism, and that they will need to take appropriate measures to keep her safe in a home and family. She has a history of aggression when changes occur, such as a move, or unexpected event, which include biting peers and adults, and she struggled for at least a year after her last orphanage change four years ago, but is doing better now. However, as many with autism thrive on routine and predictability, families need to be aware that she may handle a transition poorly, especially at first. She has excellent mobility, and is very typically sized for a normal 7 year old in weight and height, and when she resists, it is challenging for a grown woman to hold her back. She has been in a school for the deaf, however, she knows no sign language nor does she read lips. She is very much in her own world in many ways. She enjoys music and will sometimes clap, but remains disconnected from the group and does not interact with adults (was not seen with peers).

Brandi attempts to smell/lick everything that is handed to her and when she realizes it isn’t food, she is not typically interested. The nannies report that she has an excellent appetite, and that she enjoys eating. She stims by rocking, throwing herself back and forth, sucking all four fingers on her hand, grunting, and moaning/shrieking. She walks with a lurching gallop. She flaps her hands often. A potential family should be aware that she has no awareness of danger, no fear of strangers and is very much like a very young child emotionally and cognitively, but physically is strong and very mobile. She currently takes psychiatric medications to assist in sleep and behavior.

She is a lovely little girl, with beautiful blond hair and clear complexion. She is in a good orphanage where she is well cared for. Families need to research autism, and be comfortable and familiar with caring safely for a child with the issues mentioned above, in order to provide Brandi with a safe, loving home.

$11,101.30 100% of your giving -- up to the original grant amount ($10,681.29) -- will go to Brandi, to help rebuild her grant

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Meredith

Meredith (2)Girl, born August 2006
PRC
Right Cross foot; CHD

Listed: February 11, 2015

Meet 10 year old Meredith! Meredith is a strong and resilient little girl. She is diagnosed as having right cross foot and a Congenital Heart Defect. Her file does not mention the specific type, but does say- Suggestion: Aneurysm of ventricular septum, no defect; Mild eccentric aortic regurgitation; Right heart larger with tricuspid regurgitation (mild-medium); PH (severe). Meredith has not had surgery to repair her heart and she is starting to tire more easily because of the severe PH. She needs to come home and know what it means to be loved by a family. February is Heart Awareness Month…what better month for this child to finally find her family!

Meredith is self-sufficient and sweet. She loves to draw and play with others. She is described as lively, talkative, and cheerful. Meredith’s favorite subject in school is English. Meredith has a little trouble concentrating in school and needs a lot of repetition in her studies to help aid in memorizing information. She is quick to ask questions to learn more though! Meredith likes when the attention is on her and she is working on sharing. She communicates well and is a very polite little girl who is quick to greet new people. Meredith can be seen in these two videos with her friend who has a wonderful family in the adoption process.

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

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Kippy

Kippy (1)Kippy (2)Boy, born February 2006
PRC
left eye removed

Listed: February 11, 2015

Kippy is a handsome, active boy! He came into care as an infant, and was found to have an infection of his left eye when he was small. The infection did not resolve, and resulted in the loss of his left eye in 2012. A prosthetic was inserted after surgery. He healed well, and has had no further complications. His right eye was never involved. Kippy is a normal, healthy, active, and fun boy! He attends school and enjoys learning. Kippy’s development has always been on target. He gets along very well with the other kids, and loves the adults at the orphanage. Kippy and the other kids were invited to a Christmas party at the Marriott. Kippy made gingerbread and was praised by the baker of the hotel! He was a very happy and proud boy! Kippy is healthy, a bright boy, and is very eager to have a family of his own.

 

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 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.

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Jamison

JamisonBoy, born April 2006
CO-A
Down syndrome

Listed:  February 4, 2015

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

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Sherman

Sherman (1) Sherman (2)Boy, born August 2004
PRC
Mild cerebral palsy

Listed: January 27, 2015

Sherman is outgoing, clever and diligent. He enjoys talking with others and likes to imitate sounds and actions. Sherman enjoys listening to music and loves to dance! He is curious about new things and likes to read books, look at pictures, listen to stories and go outside. Sherman has mild CP and his physical development is behind other children of his age. He has been in a foster family since 2006 and really thrived in that environment. Sherman likes to be independent and is a great helper!

Update from his host family: Sherman is being hosted in the US this winter! Sherman is a super sweet boy who is easy to fall in love with. He is overall very obedient and does a good job communicating despite language differences. He has been picking up some English, including counting and saying things like, “bye-bye” and “good night”. He gives and receives hugs, kisses, and high fives easily. He is polite and will say, “Thank you Mama” when the host mom gives him something. He gets very excited sometimes and will get very loud and animated (both when he’s happy and upset). He is very ticklish, smiles and laughs a lot, and loves to dance, which is super cute! He is also quite the poser for the camera. He is pretty easy going and has become easy to correct. When he really wants something or things don’t go his way (i.e. losing at a game) he will whine and pout, but usually can be persuaded to have a better attitude pretty quickly. He likes to play by himself a lot, but will play with others sometimes. He doesn’t seem interested in watching TV, unless it’s a Chinese cartoon (then he could probably spend hours watching if you let him). Sherman likes playing in the backyard~ going down the slide, digging in the gravel, riding bikes and scooters around. He also seems to like putting the train track together and running the train on it. He found the game, “Trouble” and LOVES IT! He also got the card game “War” for Christmas and has enjoyed playing that a lot. The host family played bowling on the X-box with Sherman, which he thought was the coolest thing ever. He loves the computer and will ask to go on it a lot, and the host family got him an mp3 player for Christmas which he now listens to all the time. When he first arrived, Sherman could do a 24 piece puzzle independently, but was frustrated and unable to do puzzles larger than that. The host family gave him a 48 piece puzzle for Christmas, which he tried to trade with the host daughter, because she got a 24 piece puzzle that he could do. Of course, she didn’t want to trade because hers was a princess and she can’t do bigger puzzles either. Anyway, we have been working on how to do puzzles together (separating the edge pieces, looking for all the pieces for one particular part of the puzzle, etc.), and one day he called the host mom downstairs to show her that he had put his 48 piece puzzle together completely independently! She was so proud of him! The host family hopes Sherman finds a forever family soon!

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Jill

JillJill is a 10 year old girl; she has severe hearing deficits and is developmentally more like a 6 year old.

Listed: January 26, 2015

 

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Shayla

shayla june 2013Girl, born 2004
Diagnoses: deep mental delay. Cerebral paralysis- double spastic form, microcephaly. Strabismus, divergent squint, and Optic atrophy. First degree anemia.

Listed: October 4, 2012

Sweet little Shayla could tremendously use a family and medical attention to help her thrive. She has already been living in this orphanage for 3 years and risks soon having to be transferred to a place where adoption will be next to impossible.

Her speech is not well developed, she holds toys in her hands for brief periods of time (but she sure does love to hold stuffed animals!), she has a reaction when you say her name but she is not able to communicate back but she smiles. She walks with support- can”t walk independently. Children in this orphanage need families! They do not receive enough interaction/therapy to help them thrive. They are seen as hopeless but we know that is not true!

Update June 2013:
This is not a great picture [on the right] but she would NOT sit still. She was wanting to move!! She thought it was so funny and would not stop laughing and rocking back and forth about the camera. The nannys also were laughing with her- her laugh and happiness is very infectious.

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