Boy, Born April 2000
Dante is a handsome young man! Nearly 14 years old and full of life and potential. Considered quite high functioning by the staff and caregivers. Very smart, active, friendly, helpful…enjoys the computer very much, as well as hockey and basketball. Loves people and playing with other children, but likes to have his own time as well. Speaks well, understands clearly, responds appropriately. He even knows how to ride a bike safely in the street! He is generous with his things, but also takes care of them. (I’m wondering where I can get a child like this!? Wow!)
He does seem to need glasses (he squints a lot). Full medical and social history available.
Praying Dante will not have to wait one second longer now that he has a voice and a chance through Reece’s Rainbow. Older parents and large families welcome, single moms welcome. Wonderful program!
Boy, born January 2007
Down syndrome, otherwise reported to be healthy
What a handsome young fella! I adore how he’s standing with his hands in his pockets. Vaughn is now 8, and at a great age to join his forever family. This is a great program with a wonderful agency partner. Hope you will consider Vaughn as your son!
The last report from December 2014 states that his overall health is good. He has gained some weight. Still lives in a foster home where he has activities to help him with his skills and development, he is in the first grade at a school for special needs children. He loves to watch the TV program “Dora la exploradora” and playing with lego games. He likes to help around the house.
Boy, born December 2004
This sweet boy has been waiting for so long! He is much loved by some advocates who work with him and worked hard to help get his paperwork together so he could have a chance at a family. Please share him, and don’t let this chance be lost!
Girl, age: 15
Bella will age out in the fall of 2015. She needs a family who can file their I-800a application before her 16th birthday!
Bella is a healthy and happy 15 year old girl. She lived in an institution for many years, but is now in a group home, where she is thriving. She attends a special education school, where she is in the 8th grade. She actively participates in class. She likes to help other children and willingly participates in group activities. She talks in simple sentences, likes music, drawing, watching TV, dancing, and playing games with other children. She has well developed self-help skills and feeds and dresses herself independently.
The agency has photos and videos from March 2015.
Boy, born May 2004
Rogers has normal limb development and delayed mental development. Upon admission,he was 4 years old. At that time, he could walk alone, felt strange about the new place, and was careful to get to know new people. After a period of time, he learned how things worked and liked to get to know new people and got along with others well. At the age of 5 years, he could go up and down stairs holding the rail, could clap his hands along to the rhythm of music, could pick his favorite toys, and could share toys and food with other kids. At the age of 7 years, he could jump off the ground, could draw 3 parts of the body, and could pick up and throw a ball. At the age of 9 years, his self-management was improved and he knew his gender. He could eat and drink independently, take a bath, and put on his clothes independently. Now he is receiving the special education in the institute. He can imitate drawing pictures, can recognize common colors, can run and jump, and can have simple motion with his friends. He would like to do some work, but his language is delayed and he can only speak some simple words unclearly, He can understand the directions and he is gentle, shy, and likes familiar people close to him. Roger can get along well with other kids, likes playing games, enjoys basketball, and likes riding bikes with kids in the playground. Occasionally he is obstinate, but telling him a story can make him smile.
Girl, born October 2001
Heidi was found abandoned at the gates of the welfare institution at the age of 8 yrs.
She is shy, can write her name. Heidi can speak sentences of 5-10 words. Now she can manage her life, can recognize and write simple words under the guide of special teacher; likes helping the caretaker do the housework. She is open, can look after the younger brothers and sister, like feeding, putting on the clothes, etc. She likes outdoor activity, can sing simple songs, can draw simple picture. When the loving people come to visit the institute, she can make greetings passionately.
BOY, Born August, 2005
PORTER HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO AN INSTITUTION!
Don’t mind this pink shirt, Porter is a BOY. He is HIV+, stage 3. He is cognitively delayed as well, and has some paralysis on half of his body.
From his medical records: HIV stage 3, without immunosuppression, delay of psychomotor and speech development, bacillosis
Update 2013: Severe mental retardation, HIV, congenital heart disease
Boy, born December 2008
Down syndrome, heart defect (acleistocardia)
Oh my, what a cutie! Love his fuzzy hair!
Quentin has Down syndrome, but is otherwise healthy!
From a family who met Quentin in 2012:
We were able to meet him when we visited our son’s first foster home. The foster home is wonderful and the children are very well cared for and LOVED!! I was told that he has made great progress since a new caregiver arrived from the states. She absolutely adores him and was trying to hold back tears as she thanked me for coming and trying to find a family for him. The past few months he has begun seeking out attention of her, interacting more with the other children, taking more interest in toys and pulling up to a standing position. He loves being held and is adorable.
Video and additional pictures available for potential families.
UPDATE spring 2013:
Last time I saw Quentin was in early March and he was doing GREAT! I am so proud of his progress over the past year and a half. Not only is he walking steadily, but also making progress figuring out and doing things on his own, for example, climbing up the stairs to the slide and sliding down, stacking up chairs and stools to get in and out of his bed on his own. In the past the only noises he would make was to cry when he was sad or mad (which is rarely) but last time I saw him he was making noises like baby talk which to me was a good sign that he is wanting to try and talk/communicate…imitating noises, etc. He is also more and more affectionate and loving…coming up behind you to steal hugs and kisses.
He’s a treasure, and I can’t WAIT for some family to find him and take him home! He is SO smart and SO ready to have a family of his own!
Boy, Born January 30, 2002
From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010: ” Jeff was found abandoned by his parents at the age of 2 1/2 years. He was placed into a foster family right away, and has continued to make progress there. He is active and doing well.”
More photos available, along with full social history and medical records. Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.