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Sizeable Grants ($2500+)



It is our true belief that there is a “forever family” for each of our waiting orphans with special needs. The purpose of Reece's Rainbow is to raise funds as adoption grants, to help potential adoptive families with the high cost of giving these children the life they so richly deserve.

Your donations and advocacy turn the child on the left into the child on the right!

This page includes the profiles of those children with more than $2,500+ in grant funding available. Put on your WARRIOR shoes and help us find families! PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE, that others will see it and take that leap of faith to save a child in need.



Grants:


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Marv

Marv (1) Marv (2)Boy, born October 2001
Crossed-eyes, development delays

From someone who met him:
Marv is a very sweet, happy boy. He loves to play soccer, even though his vision problems make that very difficult for him. He has been living in a boarding school for typical kids, and receiving his own private lessons, but recently was transferred to a facility in another region specifically for children with special needs. His favorite class is math, and he gets great grades in math. His least favorite class is Ukrainian. He is said to learn more slowly than other children, which is why he has required private lessons.

Guardian AngelHe is cheerful, friendly, and sociable. He said several times he would like to be adopted by an American family.

$2,534.66 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!

Nikolajs L15

boysillouettenophotoBoy, Born May 2002
Down syndrome
L15

 

Nikolajs is 12 years old and waiting for his family to find him.   His name means “Victory of the People”.     Walks free, is active in the environment which is known to him.   Is not able to talk but understands what others are saying, uses gestures when communicates.   Expresses emotions by making different sounds and by imitating gestures, likes to imitate different activities, likes dancing or talking by the toy cell phone.   Nikolajs also likes playing, has interest in books and magazines. He is calm and he likes to play with his toys alone. Makes role plays – cooperates with other children when wants to.   Likes leafing books.   Nikolajs knows his digits from 1 to 5 on his fingers.   Also points to correct letters when asked.   Takes part in sports and  culture events at the orphanage.

Full medical and social history available!

$4,185.38 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Willow

WillowWillow-001Girl, born January 2006
H-NM

When Willow arrived, she did not want others to touch her or be near her. However, with some attention and one-on-one time with staff, she began to trust others. While she is unable to walk, she has responded well to therapy which has focused on developing leg strength. She also participates in water therapy weekly.

Willow arrived at this orphanage in early February 2013. She loves music and loves to dance. She has responded well to the pre-school program taught at the orphanage. She has a bright smile and a contagious laugh. When visitors come, Willow is delighted to swing with them or go on walks in the neighborhood.

Willow

 

From a missionary who visited with her in 2013: ” I’ve met Willow!  Seriously, this girl ALWAYS smiles. Whenever I would come near her she’d just grab my hand and grin at me. She wants to go exploring so bad, but she can’t walk. She would just point at stuff and grin at me to try to get me there.  She is a sweetie pie. my roommate got to feed her lunch one day. She is a happy little girl who went from being scared of others near her to loving the attention! ”

$2,589.88 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!

Wendy

Girl, Born June 25, 2006

Guardian Angel

 


UPDATE:  Wendy has already been transferred :(

Updates and new photos will not be possible.   Would any family take a leap of blind faith to save her?  She will remain bedridden the rest of her short life if not.

 

Wendy is a beautiful girl with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes.    She was born quite premature  (not sure which gestational week, but it is listed as “4th stage”).  She has CP and is completely blind, with congenital cataracts in both eyes, optic sub-atrophy, and microcephaly.

From her medical records:  Microcephaly, tetraparesis, delayed psychomotor development due to perinatal CNS lesions.  Congenital malformations of eye, cataracts, microphthalmia of both eyes.

An experienced adoptive family of institutionalized children is preferred.  Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.

$2,637.07 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Yasmine

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2014

2014

Girl, Born June 2004

Spina bifida with hydrocephalus, low paraparesis, pelvic organs impairment, organic disorders of behavior and personality, paralytic clubfoot, kyphoscoliosis, chronic pyelonephritis, chronic granulated cystitis, convergent squint, retinal vascular abnormalities, myopia, reactive pancreatitis, biliary dyskinesia, nanism

 

NEW PHOTO DECEMBER 2014!!!  

Yasmine is walking sunshine! What a glorious smile and a personality to match! Yasmine was born with CP.  She has congeinital hydrocephaly as well. Her feet/ankles are turned in, but she is able to pull to a stand and tries so hard to get around! Surgery and therapy can make a world of difference for this darling little girl.

Let’s find a family for her FAST!!!

More photos available, please inquire. Older parents and large families welcome. MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

$2,624.10 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!

Rogan

RoganRogan2014Boy, born May 2013

40331223243 Rogan

Down syndrome, Cleft lip / cleft palate, rickets, additional chord of the left heart ventricle, carrier of Hep. C antibodies

UPDATE NOV 2014:  Hep C blood test is negative

 

So glad to have a new pic, isn’t he darling!?  What a sweetheart!

$3,764.18 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!

Zayne

Zane ZayneBoy, born September 2003
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Zayne wishes to be adopted by a family abroad.  He hopes to have a dad and mum to call his own.  He enjoys playing outside with other children!

 

$2,693.75 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!

Lana

Lana Photo 5 May-2013Lana was born in June 2002 and has Down Syndrome.

Lana is described as a very sweet, quiet girl with a beautiful smile. She is shy and does not speak, but she understands what is said to her and in her way answers questions. Lana can also carry out simple requests.

Lana is obedient with her caretakers. She participates in games as well as group and individual activities. Her self-help skills are good.

Lana loves to dance, likes everything pink, and is a very girly girl. She would thrive in a devoted family.

Update October 2014: Lana is a good girl who attends school where she participates in class and completes the tasks given to her. She is a very organized child and follows instructions.

Additional photos and personal information available upon request from the agency.

$2,665.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Mandy

Mandy20156 Mandy20153Girl, Born 2010

syndactyly of hands and feet, steeple tower head, psychological and motor delay, Congenital heart defect (patent foramen ovale, secondary defect of interatrial septum)

We are so glad to finally be able to relist Mandy! She was born with multiple skeletal anomalies, including fused/webbed hands.

The girl is smiling, laughing. She reaches for toys. She walks in baby-jumper.    Doctors consider that surgery may help to separate her fingers on the hands.   They give a positive prognosis regarding her mental development.  More photos are available.

This region typically waives the 10 day waiting period for children with special needs.   

$4,266.20 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!

Gabrielle

Girl, Born October 2006

 

From her medical records:  symptomatic early myoclonic encephalopathy, spastic tetraparesis, severe delay of psychospeech development, perceptive hearing loss

 

Gabrielle really needs a family of her own!  She will remain bedridden for the rest of her short life if she is not adopted, and is facing the institution very soon.

 

$2,709.30 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!

 

Illiana #10-2

IllianaAge: 14457_photo_2007_crop

Down syndrome

 

Illiana has been living in a mental institution for most of her life. She walks, eats and dresses independently; is very sociable; enjoys getting personal attention; recognizes her own as well as other people’s emotions – demonstrates attachment, joy and anxiety; indicates when she needs to go to the toilet; freely initiates interactions with the staff, other children and unfamiliar people; behaves well; understands other people’s speech; pronounces some words by imitation; selective attitude and preferences in her communication with other children and the staff; uses mimics to show her emotions and attitude.

Illianna has waited a long time for a family and she has very little time left to find one!

$4,503.30 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!

Grace

Grace image 3Girl, born November 2007
PRC
Grace has been diagnosed with Postoperative ASD (CHD). Grace has recovered well after her operation from 2010.

Grace is outgoing, smiles often, and likes playing with other children. She is a beautiful girl and is curious about the outside world. When intrigued by new objects, she will carefully observe and explore them. She likes meeting new people, and gets along with other children her age. She is a very active 5 year old. She can run and jump, can feed herself and use the restroom by herself. She can take on and off her clothing independently. She understands the meaning of “no”, can call “father”, “mother”. She can say “one, two” “give” “want” “fetch.” She enjoys listening to music and singing loudly. Even though nobody can understand what she is singing and yelling, she is very happy and involved in it. Even though she does not like speaking, she is very smart and observant. Grace likes to help the aunt to do some housework, such as folding the quilts and picking up toys. When the caretakers are holding the young children and they drop their toys, Grace will take the initiative to retrieve the toys. When the aunts want to feed the babies, Grace will take the initiative to bring them a towel. Her favorite fruits are bananas and small tomatoes. She also likes desserts.

$2,525.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Jasmina

Girl, Born June 6, 2005

KZ

Jasmina is a beautiful girl with the most gorgeous olive skin, dark hair and dark eyes. She is HEALTHY besides her Down syndrome, with no heart condition. Physically active, good self-help skills. Jasmina can pronounce sounds, repeats words, likes to play with children, very friendly, eats well, toilet trained.

Likes music, parties. The orphanage is for healthy children and in her group there are 8 children. The care conditions are very good. They eat and sleep according their timetable (6 times a day) They have lessons, speech therapy teacher and music teacher.

Married couples and single mothers may apply

Only open to Canadians

  • Single mothers must be financially stable and under 50 years of age
  • Both parents MUST be under 50 years, no exceptions
  • Smaller families preferred, no more than 5-6 children max
  • Both parents travel for 2 weeks the first trip; they go home for about a month.
  • 2nd trip 7-10 days until court
  • Child can be escorted home about 6 weeks later, or one parent can return to pick the child up (3rd trip)
$2,598.15 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!

Dixon #2-3

Boy, Born March 2001

Down syndrome

 

From his medical records: Elementary thinking processes are observed. He can’t speak but pronounces separate sounds and some syllables. He knows his name and reacts when called. He carries out very elementary orders come here, give me your hand, and lie down. He distinguishes praise and reprimand. He is not oriented for a place and time. His attention is unstable, his memory is mechanic. He gives his hand for a greeting. He walks independently and has good general motorics.   The fine motorics are limited. In emotional aspect the child is calm and quiet. He rejoices at the attention he is paid but prefers to play alone. He likes to play with toys by turning them from all sides. He looks at his hands with a great deal of interest and entertains himself by making different movements with them. The child is taken care of entirely by the personnel.   The child is included in the project Granny and grandchild and learns how to eat independently.    A speech therapist works with the child in order to develop his speech skills. The training how to eat on himself continues.

 

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL

MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME WITH LOW COST

$3,205.15 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!

 

Brody

BrodyBoy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op Congenital heart defect

Brody is a sweet little boy who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. He also has a heart defect in which he received surgery for his VSD, foramen ovale closure and ligation of ductus arteriosus. His treatment was successful and he is doing well now.

Brody is learning well and is he learning how to crawl. He can hold his own bottle and toys and likes to be active. He is not making sounds yet but he always has a ready smile.

$3,991.82 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!

Jordan L26

boysillouettenophotoBoy, Born November 2001
L26

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

Jordan is 13 years old.  He has light brown hair and brown eyes.  Instead of playing soccer and other games, Jordan clings to a walker because he has vision problems, and it makes him feel so uncertain about the world around him.   Jordan has tremendous potential in a loving, experienced adoptive family.

 

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

$3,414.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Frederick

FrederickBoy, born November 2009
H-NM

Frederick update (1)

Frederick has low muscle tone, and he has been diagnosed with developmental delays.  He is capable of feeding himself (but he makes a mess!) and just needs more practice to develop that skill.  There is concern about core muscle development, but Frederick works hard, so it is believed that he may be able to walk some day.

Multiple unrelated children can be adopted together Frederick is a hard-working little boy who wants to develop his skills.  He has developed friendships with some of the other kids in the orphanage (both able-bodied and special-needs kids).  He responds well to physical therapy, and in just a couple of months he progressed from simply lying on a mat to attempting to stand and taking small steps.

  • One parent must be at least 35 years old
  • Parents must be married at least 10 years; singles may currently adopt
  • The number of children can depend on other factors (marriage and parent age)
  • Past depression is OK, but must explain the circumstances and past and/or current treatment.
  • If a criminal history/background, must be explained in detail.
  • Travel is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged
  • Travel for pick-up is also not required, but strongly encouraged. Escorts can be provided, for an extra cost. The trip for pick-up is usually about a week long, so you and the child could get to know each other well in their environment.
$2,720.54 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!

Carol

Carol update 8 2013CarolGirl, born Sept 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Carol  loves sitting and rocking on her hobby horse!  She is enjoys listening to music and rocking on her horse.  She can sit on the bed steadily and can stand with hands holding onto the bed rails.  Sometimes when she sees other children take her favorite toy she will try and take it back.

 

Update Aug 2013:
Every day starting at 9:00 teachers of special education will take her and other children to the class room to do physical exercise and play. She receives special education in the institute. No other training/therapy. She walks pretty well but cannot speak, except for making some “yee-yah” voices. She will cooperate when a caregiver brushes her teeth. Her teeth are very healthy.
She can eat solid foods. She needs her caregiver’s help when the food contains bones or too hard to break. She needs to be fed by a caregiver. She is close to her caregivers.

Update Spring 2014:
Carol can use body language or expression to express her needs. sometimes she will say “ayi”. Sometimes she can answer simple questions, like “Carol, do you need potty?” and she will answer”No” Carol responds to her name and understands what you say. She  likes to play with and gets along well with the other kids most  of the time. She can get upset if others grab her toys or ignore her. Compared to other kids her age with Down Syndrome, Carol is said to be more skillful and obedient. She does not wear a diaper during the day, but needs to be taken to the toilet on a regular schedule. She still needs a diaper at night. Carol loves to get attention for her caregivers and loves to play with toy cars and blocks.

$2,536.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Adam

AdamBoy, born 2004Adam
HIV, hydrocephalus

 

Adam is a sweet, easy to please little cuddle bug. He is very much like a cuddly, curious little toddler. When I first met him he did not seem interested in me at all, but as time went by he began to want affection, and would grab my hands if I stopped rubbing his head and put them back on his head.

One day I picked him up and from that moment on he wanted to spend most of my time there in my arms. When I arrived he’d jump up from his little wooden chair, and hurry over to me with his arms raised. If I didn’t pick him up fast enough he’d try to climb up into my arms using nearby chairs or beds, and he would not hesitate to grab items from my hands and set them down to free up my hands so I could hold him. He also began to cry whenever I left. He loves wind up toys and toys that vibrate, and would giggle happily and flap his hands to show how excited he was about them. His other favorite toys were a pony he enjoyed chewing on, any sort of car, and some legos that made a train. He is not verbal but was beginning to make noises to communicate. I tried to teach him to sign more one day, by signing hand over hand with him. When I asked him to sign it he took my hands and helped me sign it. He seems to me to have a need for love and affection that can only come from a loving family. I would love to see him thriving and meeting his full potential, as well as bringing joy to as many people as possible!

$2,528.65 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!

Bryce

Boy, born Dec 2008

PRC
Down syndrome

 

Bryce can turn the book pages incessantly to read it and take out the toys he likes from the toy box. He likes riding a bike and also likes to hold a pencil to scribble. He is extroverted. He likes to look into the mirror a lot and has rich facial expressions and actions. He can swing his body excitedly when hearing music. Seeing the dancing people, he can also dance to imitate them. He likes to interact , play games and play with people very much. He gets along well with caretakers and kids. Everyone likes him very much!

$3,060.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Jasper

CO-A

Boy, born 2010
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

His overall health is good; he is currently in a foster home.

 

 

$2,856.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

David-2

Boy, Born May 2011
PRC
Down syndrome and pentalogy of fallot (heart condition)

 

This DARLING gift was born and left abandoned outside an apartment building.  Authorities were never able to locate his parents, but thank God they found him!   David has been living in an orphanage with outstanding medical care and lots of attention and love.  He is so young, and will benefit so greatly from further early intervention and a loving forever family.

Full medical records, social history, and more photos available.

$3,047.69 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!

Gabi

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

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

 

Gabi update (2)

 

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

$3,148.50 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!

Nicholas

NicholasNicholas Photo 3 rec. 1-22-13-croppedBoy, born May 2011

Down syndrome

 

Nicholas was born in May of 2011.   His physical development is on target.   He is able to sit up, stand and is able to walk holding onto furniture.   He is very active and likes to play with toys and other children.  Nicholas is also very observant; when someone is playing with other kids of his group, he watches them very attentively as if wanting to take part in it.  He has been seen playing with one of the other boys in his group, they giggle and talk in their own little language, as if they know exactly what the other is saying.  In general, Nicholas is a serious child, but if you make him smile he smiles.  He currently eats and sleeps well.

Update February 2014:

Nicholas is an active and very sweet boy. He likes to run around and gladly plays with toys and other children. He eats and sleeps well. Though non-verbal at this time, Nicholas is described as a very responsive child who understands everything that is said to him and follows instructions. His nannies adore him.

Nicholas is special friends with another little boy in his group; they giggle and communicate in their own private language, as if they know exactly what the other is saying.

Nicholas would thrive in a loving family.

Photos, videos and additional reports are available upon request from the agency.

$3,196.86 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!

Christian

Christian Photo 7 May-2013Boy, Born April 2009

Down syndrome, CHD

Sweet Christian was born in April of 2009 with Down syndrome and a heart condition.  He is a happy and fun little guy.   Christian is active, attentive, gives lots of smiles and loved very much by his caregivers.   He enjoys watching television, listening to music, playing with toys and eating cookies! Additional photos and video are available from the agency.

Update from January 22, 2013: Christian is able to walk, is very active and likes to dance. He is able to say various words but he cannot speak in sentences. Christian is described as very kind, friendly, shy and sensitive. He also enjoys listening to music and knows many songs by heart. He is smart and knows how to play many different games. Christian knows different characters from various cartoons and sometimes asks for a certain cartoon to watch. He is able to eat by himself, except for soup, as he sometimes makes a little bit of a mess!

Update May 2013: After visiting with Christian in May, our agency representative had the following update. Christian can walk independently now. He speaks (although his words are a little unclear). He answers the questions, e:g: where is “Neal” (he knows all children) or how are you, completes simple requests. He has become very active and very joyful. The Orphanage Director says that he is very smart and very kind. Our in-country representative feels that the family who adopts Christian will be blessed. At present he is healthy and in a good mood.

$2,649.35 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!

Kolya #7-2

Kolya

Boy, Born August 2004

 

Main diagnosis: Down Syndrome. Asthma with prevailing allergic component. Lagging behind in his neuro-psychical development. Abnormally low weight; full medical records available

 

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL

 

$2,582.25 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!

Laura

Laura Photo 7 March 2015ALaura Photo 3 Mar-2015ALaura Photo 4 - May 2014Girl, Born November 2009
Down syndrome
Laura was born in November 2009 and has Down Syndrome. Her heart has an open oval window without hemodynamic disorders. There has been no need for monitoring or treatment by a cardiologist. Laura receives physical and speech therapy.

Laura’s caregivers report that she is a sweet and joyful girl who likes playing with toys, listening and moving to music, and spending time with other children. She is active and affectionate and it’s easy to make her laugh.

Laura cannot yet walk independently, but tries to do so with help. She can climb and scoot along on the floor as well as feed herself. Laura is currently non-verbal, but follows simple instructions and responds to her name.

Laura lives in a great bilingual orphanage where she is exposed to the English language and receives wonderful care and attention.

Updates July 2, 2012 & September 30, 2012: Laura responds when she hears her name by looking or turning her head and smiles.   She can give you a small item if asked.   She is not eating by herself yet, but can put food in her mouth.   She is not speaking or walking yet but is progressing little by little.  She is described as playful and you can easily make her laugh.  She likes to sit and take everything in around her.

Updates February & March 2013:
Our agency staff representative visited Laura in February and March and our Executive Director visited Laura in February. They provided the following update: Laura is healthy and joyful as usual.   She is very active and affectionate.  She can entertain herself but likes attention very much.  She does not walk yet, but is able to climb up the couch or on the chair or back to the floor.  She does not say any words yet.   She enjoys listening to music, rocks back and forth to the beat.  She has a good appetite!  Laura has a best friend in her orphanage and likes to play on her own or with him most of the time.  Laura is in a bilingual orphanage, one of which is English, so she is used to hearing English and her native language. We have updated photos available upon request!

Update July 2014:
Laura can now stand up without assistance and walk when held by the hands.  She is a very quick crawler and using this skill to get everywhere.  Laura feeds herself and understands instructions both in her native language and English.

From a family who met Laura in March 2015: Laura is so sweet. The first day we saw her, she was engaging in imaginative play and diligently caring for her baby doll and feeding herself and baby pretend food. Laura also likes music and dancing. The caregivers were playing a children’s music video that she found quite engaging. She is affectionate and sat cuddled in my lap for a time. Laura has been curious about us as we’ve been visiting our daughter.

MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

$2,502.56 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!

Quentin

Quentin update 2013 (5)Quentin (1)

Boy, born December 2008

PRC
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!

$4,273.70 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!

Boden

BodenBoy, born April 2007Boden
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Such a handsome guy, so serious!

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

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

 

$2,630.10 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!

 

Hunter, Forest and Ridge

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Brothers – they need to be adopted together!  They are said to be “very good boys”!

 

 

Hunter, The oldest, was born in March 2004

Hyperkinetic disorders/Hyperkinetic conduct disorder; Nonorganic sleep disorder/Emotional sleep disorder; Benign intracranial hypertension; Other specified diseases of gallbladder; Flat foot

Hunter likes to eat a lot. He and his brother Hunter-001

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

 

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

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

 

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

Ridge-001Ridge likes to clean. He was mopping the floor with an adult sized mop as I wrote this. He is a very small but sweet boy. He’s a very peaceful and charming child. He is not in school yet but he seems to be the most intellectual of his brothers. He will likely do better in school then his brothers when he gets the chance. He is so cute it is hard to imagine him spending another day without a family. When the boys orphanage shuts down Ridge will be separated from his brothers for several months because he is not old enough to go with his older brothers. I expect this will be a very traumatic time for him, so if a family could come for him as soon as possible that would be best. No family should hesitate to adopt these children as long as they are available to give the time and attention that these children deserve. If that is done the children will flourish.

Hunter

Hunter 2014

Ridge

Ridge 2014

 

$2,964.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bruno

Bruno (1) Bruno (2)Boy, born June 2009
Down syndrome, enlarged tonsils
PRC

Bruno is active and positive, has a ready smile, he is very lovely, he is favored. Since he can walk, he may play with his peers, and he will find staff on his own initiative. Ordinary, he likes cuddle balls and play, roll over the ball on the ground, then he will throw it away, he may pick up again. Sometime he will play and entertain himself for a whole day.  He can pronounce simple sounds, he can use gestures to say hello and goodbye to others.

 

$2,554.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Louie

Boy, born April 2005
Down syndrome
PRC

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

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

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

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

$2,660.93 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marlowe #18-1

Marlowe (1)

Boy, Born August 2001

Down Syndrome, Inborn cardiac malformation – persisting arterial channel, Lung hypertonia, Severe lagging behind in his development.

UPDATE MAY 2015:
Marlowe was born in 2001. At the birth the child was with atresia of the esophagus and tracheoesophageal fistula due to which a surgery was performed on the third day after the birth. There was clinical data for Down Syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – persistent arterial canal and pulmonary hypertension. Persistent ductus arteriosus; Eisenmenger Syndrome. Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis, moderately expressed; Hypotrophy; Hypothyroidism; Cryptorchidism; Severe mental delay.

Marlowe (2)

Marlowe walks with the help of an adult and makes several steps on his own. His physical development doesn’t correspond to his age. He doesn’t speak. Marlowe would hold a toy given to him for a short time; he demonstrates interest in the objects and studies them; he makes eye contact and follows an adult if he is appropriately stimulated. He would look at his reflection in the mirror for a long time and makes attempts to touch it. He is entirely served by an adult. He eats mashed food and is fed by an adult. He is a student in the special education school.

He is calm and doesn’t demonstrate aggression or auto-aggression. He clearly expresses when he’s happy. The child doesn’t speak but he reacts when called by his name. He pronounces some combinations of sounds and irrational syllables. He wouldn’t play with peers and prefers the company of adults. The child demonstrates initiative for interaction with adults and children.

$2,630.01 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Xander

Xander 3Boy, born March 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

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

$3,653.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jennie

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Girl, born August 2003
PRC
Down syndrome, malnutrition

 

The information we have for Jennie is very outdated.  We know she is walking, and as of age 8 she wasn’t talking.

 

$3,110.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ezra

Ezra May 2013 (2)

ezra-3Boy, born Oct 2011 congenitalguardianangel
internal hydrocephalus operated;  anemia;  protein-energy deficiency

Ezra has had a shunt placed, and is doing better.  His adoption may necessitate consultations with medical personnel, to safely transport him home.

From someone who met Ezra in 2013:    Ezra is absolutely precious! He is sweet and adorable and oh so lovable!  He laughs when his toes are tickled, or when someone around him laughs or talks or sings to him. He often smiles or laughs so hard his chubby cheekers make his eyes close. He ha s learned to blow spit bubbles and coo. It is hard for me to tell if he is able to use his limbs normally, but he is able to move from his back to his side with little or no assistance. He has not yet learned to play with toys, but he has a very strong grip and enjoys holding my finger. I was told he can see, but not very well. I observed his eyes moving rapidly from side to side, and sometimes appearing to be looking in two different directions. In spite of this there were other times in which he appeared to be quite focused and looking right at us. He has absolutely stolen my heart, and I hope that he will find a family that can help him meet his full potential!

These pictures are from May, 2013.

Caius and Anne are in the same orphanage with Ezra.

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$2,603.92 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lynne

Girl, Born July 2, 2007

I HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE OLDER CHILD ORPHANAGE/SPECIAL NEEDS HOME.

From her medical records: minimal brain dysfunction, delay of psychological and speech development (may have slight mental delay), patent foramen ovale, crossed eyes.

Lynne is a beautiful blue eyed girl who was born with FAS.  She is quite smart and high functioning socially.  She is described as calm and friendly, and will do well in a family.   FAS, Congenital heart disease; minor pulmonary valve stenosis; delay of psychological development, crossed eyes.
$4,252.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Niles (L)

Boy, born March 2003
Diagnoses: specific mixed development delay, arthropathy (as the result of rickets), congenital flatfootedness, delay in intellectual development, specific cognitive delay, emotional, behavioral and social development delays, physical and motor delays, deviation of muscle tone

Niles was born from first pregnancy and delivery and was born at 38 weeks, his weight at birth was 305g and height was 54cm. He scored 10/10 on APGAR. He was born with an asymmetric face, his left side of his face and his nose were pushed towards the right, due to pathologic position in the womb. The symptoms of irritability were noticed after his birth: increased muscle tonus, tremor, and when he cries his skin turns reddish. The blood test was done and the boy was diagnosed with polycithaemia, neonatal cerebral irritability. The state of the health of newborn was satisfactory, there were no observed complications.

Niles is quiet and struggles with jealousy. He willingly gets involved in educational activities but sometimes has trouble learning the materials. He does not know how to read. He enjoys drawing, moulding, folding, and making appliques. He likes imitative activities and can express everything and does so very well. He can draw himself, a mother, a home, and flowers, can you tell he wants a mother and home of his own? He plays computer games. He wants to play with other children very much but always wants to be the leader. He has good hygiene and is self sufficient. He communicates with his peers and adults willingly. He adapts easily in new surroundings. He thinks positively about himself. He struggles to express his own opinions.

Niles says he wants a mummy and daddy very much.

$2,510.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Alicia

alicia6Girl, Born 2004

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!  ALICIA HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED.

 

 SO THANKFUL FOR A NEW PIC OF ALICIA!!   Miss Alicia is a beautiful little girl who needs a loving family.  Her other two typically developing sisters were adopted by other families already.
Alicia was born to an HIV+ mother, and is HIV+ herself.  She has also has significant delays and challenges associated with her FAS.  (fetal alcohol syndrome).  We are waiting to learn if she has any medical complications, but she is cognitively delayed and does show signs of attention deficit and hyperactivity.    Alicia will do best where she can be the focus of attention and have her Daddy wrapped around her finger :)     Alicia has SO much potential, and deserves a family as much as her other sisters do.   I know there is a family out there for this little girl!  She is facing the mental institution soon, but has grown up in a loving and well kept orphanage so far.  A committed family now can prevent her transfer!

 

From an adoptive family who visited with her in July 2010:  “ Alicia absolutely LOVES one on one attention. she is front and center if you are handing out kisses and hugs. You can see she wants a Mama all her own, and it will be so hard on her to have her sister leave to be adopted, as her other sister was already adopted.   (Their mother is deceased, most likely from AIDS).   She likes to swing.   She loved to lay her head in my lap while we were both on the bench swing and I would stroke her hair. The other kids didnt like to share my attention but Alicia was ok with it.   I could have two in my lap and she didn’t mind, but she didnt like being crowded out when the other child decided they wanted me all to themselves.  She likes sensory input.   She kept rubbing her arm across my husband’s unshaved face and shivering and making the funniest face and then immediately doing it again.  She likes to go down the slide again and again.   She really likes to be in the  middle of whatever is going on, and be included. But often she is excluded, even by attendants.  For Alicia it’s a vicious circle. She is delayed, she gets frustrated, they don’t let her do things the others are doing, she gets more delayed and more frustrated. She is VERY VERY SWEET AND LOVING.  She needs a family that has only a couple kids, not ten. She has HIV.   If you want a little girl to hug and kiss, she will GLADLY take all the hugs and kisses you can hand out. She isn’t afraid of men but isn’t inappropriate either. I saw her with my husband as well as another couple of young men who visit regularly.  Alicia is on the small side, like maybe size 4.  The children are valued and loved at this orphanage.   The grounds are visually stimulating and the kids get outside for a couple hours in the morning as well as afternoon.   They even go swimming in the pool they have there.   Hope someone will come for Alicia very soon!”   Alicia is toilet-trained and able to say when she needs to use the restroom.  She has tremendous potential if someone would take her home and love her!

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE, MARRIED COUPLES ONLY

$4,430.91 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Helen

Helen2014Girl, born Dec 2008guardianangel
PRC

 

Helen was born with encephalocele, which is type of neural tube defect that occurs very early in fetal life where the embryo’s cells that form the skull do not come together to close over the brain. The result is a defect in the bones of the skull, causing brain tissue to protrude from the skull.

Helen

Helen loves to make herself laugh. She enjoys spending her time playing, humming, and observing things around her. She is doing well and getting strong. She is able to walk with help and has recently been able to pull herself up. She loves to go outside to the playground and practice her walking. Her smile is so cute and her laugh so hearty.

Helen has had surgery, and additional information is available about her surgeries and hospitalizations.  She has vision concerns, and has recently begun speaking a few words.

$3,801.44 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!

Presley

PresleyBoy, Born March 2008
Significant mental delays

What a CUTIE!   Presley is a sweet boy with blonde hair and bright blue eyes.  He is a very happy and affectionate child.

 

From his medical records:  leukemia, delay of psychological and motor development, skull deformation (almost flat on the back), congenital isotropy of both eyes (crossed eyes)

Presley will benefit so greatly from having a loving family!  More photos available.

Updated Nov 2013:
He is a very sweet child. Seemed to listen to instructions well. Participated in group activities (like dance and singing). Longing for attention, affection, and stimulation.  He does not currently have leukemia; but he has mental delays, and his head is very flat.

 

The back of his head is very flat,

$2,530.50 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!

 

Prudence

Prudence-China Prudence-2014Girl, born Dec 2005
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (PDA)

 

Prudence is gentle, likes quiet places, and is a little shy with strangers.  She gets along well with other children.  She understands speech very well, and  is speaking, but not clearly.  She does speak enough to get her needs met.

She is a lovely little girl, and her fine motor skills are good (she can turn the pages of a book, and pick up small items).

 

She has difficulties swallowing, and eats harder foods (like crackers) slowly.  She does have a heart defect, and tires when standing or walking for a longer period of time.  She also frequently has colds or fevers, but no serious illnesses.

$4,473.34 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!

Lauren

Lauren-ChinaGirl, born August 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, strabismus

 

Lauren loves to play with the older children. She is active and stubborn. She likes some animals and likes to watch tv.  She understands adults and after reminding her a few times each day, she is very cooperative.  She sleeps well through the night.

Additional information available.She is surrounded by people that love her and children who loves to play games with her. They wish Lauren all the best and hope she will lead a successful life and live happily ever after.

$3,558.88 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!

Marla

Guardian AngelGirl, Born March 2007

FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER!!!

 

Poor sweet Marla …she was born with severe CP.   She has a loving personality, but is completely immobile on her own.  She is facing transfer soon and will remain bedridden the rest of her life if she is not adopted :( (

From her medical records:   Congenital malformation of the CNS: microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis.   Can not walk.   Does not speak. 

Married couples only, older parents and large families welcome, travel required.   More photos available. 

$2,874.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Dex

Dex (2)Boy, born February 2011
PRC

Down syndrome

 

This little one is outgoing, active and enjoys playing with others. Dex was found outside of the gate of the first aide clinic at the orphanage when a staff member left the institution to go shopping. It was determined that he was about 2 days old at the time.

 

Dex (1)

This sweet little boy loves playing with toys and listening to music. He is waiting for a family that will help him thrive and grow.

$3,086.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Kirk

Guardian Angel

BOY, born August 28, 2006

 

From his medical records:  Connective tissue dysplasia, chest distortion, crossed eyes, delay of psychological development, functional cardiopathy.

 

$2,674.70 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!

 

Paul

Boy, born December 2003

Down syndrome

 

Paul is almost 10 years old.  He is living in an institution and needs a family so badly.

$4,407.26 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!

Janie

Girl, Born March 8, 2006

So glad to have an updated picture of Janie!  She is blessed to still be at the baby house, but she will remain bedridden for the rest of her life is she is transferred.
Janie is a beautiful little girl who struggles with the effects of FAS.    She also has CP and some effects of hydrocephaly.   She is not able to walk on her own, and will need the loving and patient care of a family to help her achieve her potential.

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.

$3,617.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Corban

Corban-001Boy born March, 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Corban’s physical capacity and mental development are delayed comparatively, due to his Down syndrome. As he grows older he has learned to roll over, crawl, stand by holding onto supports and walk by holding onto rails. Now he can walk forward with one of his hands led, he can distinguish familiar people and strangers. Seeing familiar people he can smile and greet them. He knows to be cooperative when dressed, give the clothes when asked, is a lovely little boy.

Corban is gentle, quiet, has a ready smile. He has Down syndrome, but it does not influence his happy life. He likes to play with toys, listen to music, can wave arms following rhythms which looks very adorable. He is willing to play games with kids, likes toys making sound, will laugh aloud when playing happily. Seeing strangers he will cry noisily because of being unfamiliar with them in the beginning. He can play with you gradually, is integrated into the games you bring to him, is a sensible good child!

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

Videos available.

$3,574.46 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!

Jeanette

JeanetteGirl, born 2003
HIV, strabismus, congenital cataract (blind in right eye)
Mild to moderate mental delays, FAS, tuberculosis of the lymph nodes

 

Update March 2013:

Jeanette was exposed to alcohol prenatally.  She has issues with impulsivity/understanding consequences.   She is well-liked where she is, but needs additional support to succeed in school.  It’s recommended that Jeanette would do great with older children whom could help correct her behavior and could model appropriate behavioral for her.

She is very sweet and loves to draw, and color.  She pays great attention to detail in her drawings and when she is doing something she like to do like drawing she can sit still for a very long time doing it. She is also very funny and dramatic. She loves to act and dance and sing and make goofy faces and act silly to make people laugh. She could do well in a family but they would need to be prepared for FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).

$3,340.45 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!

Valery

Girl, Born September 27, 2006

Valery was born with CP and spina bifida.  She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”.  She is not able to walk, and is significantly delayed in all aspects.   But she is still beautiful and deserving and can truly thrive in a loving family, with access to adequate medical care and nutrition.   Valery will remain bedridden for life, and will likely not survive the transfer to the institution.   Won’t someone consider being her “forever family”?
More photos available, please inquire.
$4,616.70 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!

Jason

Jason (1)Boy, Born April 10, 2003

 

HELP!  I have been transferred to a remote institution, with no hope of finding my family without you!

Jason spends his time either in a crib or in a stroller, sitting outside.

He needs a lot of love and attention … He is a good, sweet child, but he has a lot of self-injuring behaviors.  Unfortunately, he is often restrained because he hits himself really hard.

Update Nov 2012:  Jason is learning to walk with support!

 

From a  family who visited with him in June 2013:   I saw Jason this morning. I got to take him for a walk in the stroller, play with him, feed him (twice!), and get him ready for his nap. He is wonderful. He loved it when I made my hand crawl up his belly and tickle him under the chin. I was rewarded with loud laughing and a huge smile. He liked to have me rub his feet, and whenever I would stop he would stick his little foot up for more. He makes noises but he does not talk. He can walk if he holds both of your hands, but he prefers to crawl as he can go faster. He is the king of the bouncy seat. He sits in it whenever he can, and he shooed away another child who came too close. ;) He is about the size of a four year old and is in a 4/5 shirt. He’s heavier than I thought he would be, but I can carry him easily. I’m totally in love.

10 day wait often waived here.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.

$3,468.57 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!

Ulysses

Boy, born December 2009

Blind

Tetraparesis (which sounds like a degree of Cerebral palsy, or muscular weakness due to time in a crib)

ULYSSES HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED!  HIS NEED IS URGENT!   

 

Ulysses is blind; he won’t have much of a life in an institution, but he can THRIVE in a family!  Give this dear boy a chance at the world, help find his family.

He was born at 24 weeks.  He can’t speak but can understand everything.  Ulysses is unable to walk but is trying to stand up.  Will pull up to his knees.

 

Large families and older parents welcome.

$3,651.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Anderson

BOY, Born December 13, 2003
 
Anderson is a sweet boy who is blessed to still be at his baby house.   He is significantly cognitively delayed, and needs a loving family to help his achieve his potential.  He does not have any words, but communicates through other sounds.    He is able to walk and is physically active.  he is facing the mental institution soon, hope someone will consider him and give him the life he so deserves!

 

$2,559.70 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!

 

Alan

Boy, born October 2003

Alan has a cleft palate and hydrocephalus, as well as mild mental retardation.  This little boy does not have a mustache, the children were eating a snack just before their pictures were taken :)   However, he does show strong facial features of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and the cleft palate and hydrocehalus are common conditions associated with this syndrome.  Be sure to research FAS thoroughly so you are prepared for the challenges that come with this special need.

More pictures available.

 

$3,933.09 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nolan

Nolan Photo 4 - Jan-2014Adorable Nolan was born in April 2010 and has Down Syndrome. He also has a congenital heart defect.

 

Nolan is a sociable child who enjoys playing with toys. He can cruise along stable support and is quite a little climber. Even though Nolan does not yet speak, he understands instructions. He likes moving to music, eats well and sleeps soundly.

Update Oct 2014:
From a family who met Nolan in October 2014: Nolan is an active little boy and very interested in the happenings in his environment. When we visited his room with our son who used to live there, he instantly tried to interact with our son who had crawled into the playpen with the other kids plus Nolan was watching what we were doing as well. Nolan cannot yet walk, but sits, stands, crawls, and cruises. He eats and sleeps well. Nolan still uses diapers, but his caretakers know his typical bathroom times and put him on the potty for them. When I picked up Nolan, he made wonderful eye contact with me and I heard him babble different sound combinations. His caretakers told me he is a kind child who enjoys and seeks physical affection and attention from others.

Additional photos and personal information available upon request from the agency.

 

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Olivier

Olivier (2)Olivier (1)Boy, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome and missing fingers on left hand

Olivier is diagnosed with down syndrome and a partial left hand. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Infant and Parenting program. His report describes him as extroverted, active, and energetic. He likes to communicate and play games with children. Olivier’s favorite activities are playing with blocks, balls and riding bike. He can walk, can transfer positions when squatting, he can kick the football, go upstairs and downstairs with hands held. He can build a tower of 4 blocks, can dismantle the toy and assemble it again. He is very clever and can express his needs. An orphanage project team visited with Olivier last summer.

$2,809.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Julie

Julie updated photo (1)Julie (1)Girl, born March 2012 PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

 

Julie has a big smile with huge dimples! She plays well alone and is known by her caregivers as being smart, lovely and pleasant. She is a strong little girl who can stand with help. She likes to play hide and seek and giggles when teased. Her favorite toys are those that make noise when shaken. Julie has also been diagnosed with a heart condition.

UPDATE March 2015:
The orphanage says this little cutie has made big progress. She is the only girl in her orphanage and is loved by all the nannies.
Julie grows happily. She can take food to eat, can play with toys alone, and her hands are flexible. She smiles beautifully with dimples.Julie plays, watches cartoon movies after have meals Julie is a smart, lovely and a pleasant girl.

$2,654.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Aurora (L)

AuroraGirl, born April 2002
General delays of speech & development; cerebral paralysis atonic-astatic form; wears glasses for convergent squint and farsightedness

 

Aurora has been in the orphanage since 2005.  She is being prepared to go to school. Special educator, speech therapist work with her intensively. The girl is active, willingly participates in group and in individual activity. Communicates with all the children. Wishes to be a leader, creates hers own rules. Is interested in puzzles, mosaics. Plays with dolls willingly. Likes thumbing and coloring books. Actively participates in games. Is able and likes ranging toys. Prosecutes orders willingly. She keeps to tasks consciously. Understands everyday vocabulary well, performs simple daily orders. Especially likes drawing classes. She recognizes main colors. When she gets angry, she persists, keeps silence and does not speak. Self-clean and hygiene skills formed. Orients in closest environment well. The girl is lovely, kind and smiling.

UPDATE November 2013:
Aurora attends a specialized secondary school for children who have speech development problems. She is in the 4th grade now. She likes to go to school, but still her motivation for learning is low. She is taught at the general level. The girl is confident in her self and very active. Independent, but is easy to distract her and she is impulsive. If there is enough stimulation – she will always perform well and will take care of herself. She chooses people with whom she is friendly, but with some persons she may be not polite.

Among the children of her age tries to get a leader‘s position. Sometimes she may pick on other children. When she is in her good mood she would play with all children and especially boys. Her hygienic skills are in place. Can take care of her own body. Is able and can take care of her room, can wash dishes, and wash her clothes. She helps other girls to do their hair. She knows the time, has very good orientation in the environment. She understands the value of money, but she goes to the shop with an adult. She knows how to work in a team. Aurora very much likes to paint and color, play with the computer. The top achievement – started to read book and she reads fairy tails. She participates in the dancing group.

$3,026.54 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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!

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.
$3,978.08 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Shari

Shari updated pic Jan2014shari-2015Girl, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome; strabismus of both eyes

 

Oh my goodness, look at this sweet little fluffy-headed beauty!

This little cutie loves music! She receives rehabilitation services and while working on her sitting skills, started playing on the piano. She has made good progress since starting rehabilitation services. She does present with strabismus of both eyes along with Down Syndrome. Shari is a quiet, timid child with a ready smile. She loves to be cuddled and responds with laughter. Shari is waiting for a family who will help her develop and her caretakers believe that with a family’s care and hugs and kisses every day, she can live healthily and happily.

Update January 2014
Look how Shari has grown! She is now crawling and can stand on her own. Shari is also walking with assistance. She is quite a talker and is able to feed herself…although her caretakers have to watch her as she would much rather play than eat!
$4,604.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jill L22

photogirlGirl, Born January 2002
Down syndrome

 

Jill is a beautiful young lady who needs a loving, experienced family.   She is considered profoundly delayed.  She does attend a school for children with special needs, and she does recv therapy and specialized care in her orphanage.  She is growing well (size-wise), but she needs full care.  She tries to walk but gets tired easily.  She has some autistic/institutional behaviors, and craves sensory input.

Full medical and social history available.  Wonderful program with a great agency partner.  Older parents, large families, and single moms welcome.  Families should be experienced with international adoption and the challenges of older children with special needs.   Photos available.

$3,818.48 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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