Newly Listed Children

These precious children are the newest on Reece’s Rainbow! Please share them on your social media and blogs and if you can help to get their grant fund started, that would be wonderful!

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Melanie

Girl, born 2008

Intellectual disability. No spasticity. She walks independently but her gait is a bit weak. Social, interactive, beautiful, engaging, loveable child with a sense of humor who loves to laugh. She can feed herself. She has good receptive language in her native language, but is non-verbal.

She can imitate some sounds. Enjoys playing with musical toys, toys that stack, toys with small parts that fit inside, trying to trace letters with chalk, and throwing and trying to catch balls. Able to concentrate on one toy for a sustained period of time.

Follows directions well. Prefers soft solid foods and favorite food is eggs. Loves the beach. She can go up and down stairs by herself holding the railing. She enjoys being with other people and is friendly with adults and children.

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

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Luna

Girl, age 8
CO-4

Blind

Listed: April 2018

Super sweet Luna reads and writes in Braille, and uses an abacus for math. She is described as resilient and extroverted! She loves to swim, play music and sing. Luna wants to be a lawyer when she grows up.

Luna wants a family where she can be the youngest child, and get lots of attention from a mom and a dad.

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Owen

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Owen is a smiley, energetic and intelligent 2 ½ old little boy.  Owen has a good appetite and loves bath time. He is very active, he loves to walk and run.  Owen enjoys playing with colorful toys such as dolls and toy cars, as well as with the other children and he loves being outside. He loves to clap, wave goodbye and give hugs. His emotional development is similar to children his age and he has bonded very well with his caretakers and teachers. We do have updated videos on Owen that show him walking and running without assistance as well as his sweet personality that can be seen in the comments of this post.

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

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

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Aiden, Ainsley, and Aimee L18

Siblings born, summer 2003, summer 2005, and fall 2008

Aiden has blue eyes and dark brown hair. He graduated 6th grade this year, learns after a regular school program. His results at school are average, he has some difficulties, but he can learn the required. The boy is interested in sports – he likes to play football and rugby, but sometimes he can be too lazy to attend the trainings. He also likes to work with technique, to repair something and to take pictures. The boy is calm and a little bit shy. He has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. He regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution.

Diagnoses: specific speech and language development disorders. Unspecified learning disorders. Food allergy. Allergic dermatitis. OU astigmatismus mixtus. Deformation of chest.

Ainsley has brown eyes and dark brown hair. She graduated 5th grade this year, learns after a regular school program. Her results at school are very good, she is hard-working and one of the best scholars in the class. She sings in an ensemble, dances modern dances, draws, plays rugby and football. She also likes to cook, to work in the garden and to ride a bike. The girl is calm and a little bit shy, but strong-willed. The girl`s physical development has significantly improved because of recreative gymnastics, dancing and sports, she has no X-shaped legs anymore. She has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. She regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution.

Diagnoses: allergic rhinopathy. Deformation of nasal septum. OD ptosis (operation in July 2014). Exotropia secundaris. Clumsy child syndrome (has improved). Dyslalia. Posture disorders (has improved). X-shaped legs (has improved). Umbilical hernia. Allergic dermatitis.

Aimee has greyish-blue eyes and brown hair. She graduated the 1st grade this year, a regular school program. She dances both modern and folk dances, sings in an ensemble and choir, draws, plays rugby and football. She also takes a part in cooking, rides a bike and does manual training. The girl likes animals very much. She has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. She regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution. Her physical development has significantly improved because of recreative gymnastics, dancing and sports, she has no X-shaped legs anymore. The girl is calm and a little bit shy.

Diagnoses: unspecified speech and language development disorders. Other emotional disorders. Dyslalia. Asymmetrical posture. X-shaped legs. Umbilical hernia. Naevus pigmentorum thoracis. OU hypermetropia.

From a family that has met them: Aiden is an awesome boy who is from my daughter’s orphanage. I spent quite a bit of time with him. He is quiet at first, but opens up over time. He likes to laugh, play soccer, and build things. He wants a dad to do things with him. He was polite and thankful while I was with him. It’s hard to watch his friends leave with families, and know that time is running out for him and his younger sisters.

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

 

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Kristal

Girl, 12 years old

blind

CO-4

Listed: April 2018

Kristal is learning braille, and wants to be a musician. She also likes science. She’s said to be peaceful, organized, and pays attention to details. She would really like to have siblings.

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

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Grayson

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Congenital heart defects (including single ventricle, double outlet right ventricle, pulmonary artery stenosis, VSD, ASD); He has had three surgeries

Heart Warrior Grayson is a handsome 10-year-old boy who is said to be positive, active, smart, respectful, and loving. He enjoys sliding and riding the wooden horse out in the playground. Caregivers describe him as compliant, and a talkative child who communicates well. Grayson is diagnosed with congenital heart defects (including single ventricle, double outlet right ventricle, pulmonary artery stenosis, VSD, ASD) and has had three surgical procedures. As of his report from August 2016, he can walk freely, go up and down the stairs without support, and feed himself. He brushed teeth and washes his face after getting out of bed in the mornings. He attends school in the orphanage and is reported to be a smart boy. He was often praised by his teachers and liked to share interesting things that happened in school after he came back to his caregivers. He can sing and read poems and he gets along well with the other children around him. He says he loves the welfare institute and the big “family” there but also hopes to have his own a family with loving dad and mom! Could you be his family that he’s dreaming of?

The agency has several videos available.

Grayson has a $4000 grant available with his current adoption agency.

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

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Margaret

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, nystagmus, congenital heart defects (PFO and ASD)

Margaret is a sweet baby girl, born July of 2016, with a gentle disposition and a ready smile. She is closest to the caretaker in her room and her caretaker would add that she is active and lovely. Margaret likes listening to music and playing with toys, especially musical toys and toys that are brightly colored. Margaret can roll over, sit independently, and army crawl. Her fine motor skills are good. Margaret has typical delays in language and cognition for a child with down syndrome. She can make sounds and she is a good sleeper. Margaret’s official diagnosis is just down syndrome, but within her file it notes that Margaret has and . We hope Margaret will find a family while she is still so young!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Margaret’s adoption with her current agency.

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

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

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Elinor

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, esotropia

Elinor is as cute as a button!! Elinor’s caretakers say she is cheerful, active, curious, friendly, and that she has a warm personality. She is well-liked by all of her caretakers and the other children. Elinor is working hard to learn how to do things on her own, such as taking off her shoes and putting on her own clothes. She will even put her shoes in the shoe cabinet after taking them off. Elinor is so proud of herself when she does something on her own! She loves to be praised and finds the joy in the little things, such as touching the colorful pictures of flowers and small animals that are on the walls. Elinor loves to scribble, stack blocks, and imitate others. She has a strong imitating ability. Elinor can go up and down stairs on her own. She is also quite helpful! She will help her caretakers by folding towels and by taking the babies’ bottles to the sink, one by one. She will also take a tissue and wipe the mouths of the little ones, all on her own initiative. Elinor is a beautiful little girl with a terrific personality! She is getting good care while she waits. We can’t wait to see who her lucky family will be!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Elinor’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

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

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

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Marshall

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Marshall is an absolutely adorable little boy! He has the most beautiful smile and he loves to be cuddled. Marshall will shyly look at strangers when he is being held. He can hold a pencil and write lines on paper. He will point out pictures in books and turn the pages too. Marshall likes to imitate others and play with toys. He can use a spoon to eat, but sometimes needs help. He is not a picky eater and his favorite foods are meats, fish, and eggs. Marshall can understand some simple sentences and he can imitate some single syllable sounds. He can walk independently, go up and down stairs, play on a scooter, and throw a ball. Marshall’s favorite toys are balls, blocks, and toy trains. An adoptive parent who met Marshall said, “We met Marshall on one of our trips to his orphanage. He is a sweet, content little love. He was friends with my daughter and just seemed like such a happy little fella. He loves to play and dance. Love him so and praying someone will go get him!!”

Marshall has a family out there who just needs to see him! Could today be that day?

VIDEO of Marshall:  https://vimeo.com/143268985

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Marshall’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

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

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

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Sawyer

Boy, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Sawyer is a sweet boy, born in January of 2005 with down syndrome.  Sawyer’s file is brand new and it’s great he finally was made file ready so he can be adopted, but he is now own to just 9 months to find a family and for them to get to China before he ages out at 14!   Sawyer’s caretakers describe him as a polite boy who likes to greet others.  Sawyer does sometimes have a temper, but he is easily corrected.   Sawyer can go up and down stairs by himself. He can put on his shoes and clothes by himself and toilets independently as well. In the morning after he gets up, Sawyer can brush his teeth, wash his face, and make his bed by himself. Sawyer is currently studying at a special education school. He can follow the teacher’s instructions and answers questions proactively in class. He also attends the events organized by the teachers. He is a hard-worker and will complete his work too.  In the sports class, Sawyer can finish the 1200m run within 15 minutes. He also can do many forward rolls.  Sawyer has earned many awards at school, including ‘Student made progress,’ ‘Excellent Reader,’ ‘Good student,’ ‘and Excellent Young Pioneer.’  He often gets praised by his teachers. Let’s find Sawyer a forever family before he ages out!
VIDEOS:
There is a $2,000 agency grant for Sawyer’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

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

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Oliver

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Oliver is too cute for words!  Oliver is described by his caretakers as extroverted, active, curious, and adorable! All of Oliver’s nannies like him a lot and have nicknamed him ‘Hao Hao.’ Oliver loves to be outside and he is extra happy when it’s sunny, as he likes to bask in the sunshine and feel it’s warmth. He also enjoys listening to music and playing with his friends. Oliver’s favorite toys are toys that are colorful and those that make sound. He loves the sound bells make. When someone rings one, he will reach out his hands to take it and then ring it and laugh happily. He will then give the bell to another child so that child can share in his happiness! Oliver also likes to clap his hands and play hand clapping games with his nannies. He is very interactive and loves to laugh. At the time his file was prepared, Oliver was understanding the nannies’ directions and was making sounds. He could walk by holding onto something. Oliver is a good eater and his favorite food is noodles. He is also a good sleeper. We know this little sweetheart is going to bless a lucky family that says yes to being his forever! Could that family be yours?

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Oliver’s adoption with his current adoption agency. Oliver needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold his file or move forward with adopting him.

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

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

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Florence

Girl, born 2009

HIV

 

 

$234.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Abigayle

Girl, born 2016

Down Syndrome
Atrial Septal Defect
Disorder of the Brain

 

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

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

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Shelby Mae

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Shelby loves to dance!

Outgoing Shelby is always ready for fun! She’s always ready to join in games or music classes. Shelby was born with Down syndrome so she’s a little behind her peers in development. Shelby can run, climb stairs, and copy simple drawings. Her biggest areas of delay is in language development, but is speaking a few words and is pretty chatty. Otherwise, she has been physically healthy and rarely gets sick. Shelby is pretty self-sufficient and can dress herself- buttons and all! Shelby is curious and observant. She loves to imitate others, especially following adults in the latest dance moves.

Are you ready to practice your dance moves with Shelby?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with her current adoption agency.

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

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

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Summer

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Summer has a mischievous glint in her eye!

Outgoing Summer is tons of fun. She is an active little girl who is walking independently and climbing on things with a mischievous little grin! She loves cuddling and playing games with her caregivers. Summer was born with Down syndrome. Her language development seems to be the area of biggest delay. She is currently working on single words. Although she isn’t using many words she loves communicating with people through facial expressions and body language. This spunky girl loves to dance with the music and get a snuggle from her caregivers.

Are you ready for a dance party with Summer?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with her current agency.

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

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

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Chandler

Boy, born 2012

Chronic viral hepatitis B
May also have Cerebral Palsy

 

 

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

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

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Alba

Girl, born 2012

Other specified mental disorders due to brain damage and dysfunction and to physical disease

 

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

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

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Cooper

Boy, born 2008

mixed developmental disorders
cardiopathy
phymosis
right cryptochidism

From a family who met him Jan 2017:
This sweet boy is 8 years old but has some big set backs. He weights probably 35 lbs and size 5T falls off of him. He was being hosted and it did not work out. They were expecting a 8 year old and he is more the age of 4. He changed houses and we took turns caring for him. He is a super sweet boy, but has burn scars all over his body so he has been through some hard times and abuse. According to the orphanage they don’t know much about him. Heartbreaking. He cannot read or write and does not know his letters and numbers.

He is such a sweet boy and really loves attention from men. He is drawn to the father figure. He’s a lot of work but he’s going to be an awesome kid. IF the family is ready to work. He’s teachable! He doesn’t read or write but then again, I don’t know that anyone taught him…

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

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

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Dustin

Boy, born 2012

HIV
cerebral palsy
cytomegaloviral disease
moderate intellectual disabilities

What a great smile!

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

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

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Olivia

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Microphthalmia, delays

Olivia is an energetic, smiley, and beautiful little girl who likes listening to music and playing outside. She is especially close to her caregivers and loves to be cuddled and tickled by them. Olivia is diagnosed as having microphthalmia, which means that both of her eyes are very small and underdeveloped. She also has very low muscle tone. She is able to stand with support, but she can’t walk yet. Her caregivers have been working with her, but she still struggles to move independently. She can sit up for about 30 minutes, but she gets tired and often needs support. She knows her name, responds when called, and can follow simple instructions. She can make sounds like “ah,” but doesn’t say any words. She gets excited when her caregivers tell her it’s snack time or time to go play! Olivia has some feeding issues. She mainly eats soft foods like mashed vegetables. She has a hard time swallowing and needs food chopped up for her. She really likes to hold her bottle herself. Olivia is in a school program in her orphanage during the week days and lives with a foster family on the orphanage grounds the remainder of the time. Olivia is making progress, but what she needs most is a family who can provide her with love and therapies that are simply not available in her orphanage!

Olivia has a $500 agency grant, with her current adoption agency. Olivia needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold her file or move forward with adopting her.

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

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

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Xena

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Xena will be two-years-old this spring. She is known as a girl with a sweet personality, rarely crying. She likes to play in her bed with toys that make noise, listen to music and being near caregivers while holding their hands. Xena can bang two blocks together, understand when others speak to her and will follow simple directions. A recent report from 3/2018 indicates she can sit without support, stay in a crawl position, creep on her tummy, reach for toys and visually follow her caregivers when they move around the room. Xena has Down Syndrome and other medical concerns.

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

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

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Raven

Girl, born 2017

hydrocephalus
Peripheral chorioretinal dystrophy of retina

Listed: March 16, 2018

update: she just had a shunt put in – 2018!

Paperwork should be ready in a couple of months!

$45.19 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Haley #

Girl: 2015

Listed: 3/2018

Diagnosis: Polyimalformative syndrome (holoprosecephaly), Microcephaly, Heilognatopalatoschisis, Symptomatic epilepsy; Delays in physical and neuro-psychological development.

Haley is a very special 2-year-old who needs a loving and caring home. She currently lives in a baby home in Eastern Europe.

Haley has been diagnosed with several malformations, including a severe malformative syndrome affecting the central nervous system (brain structures), symptomatic epilepsy, nasal septum deformity, nasal congenital atrophy and cleft palate, and a severe lag in physical, psychomotor and mental development. She needs specialized care.

She can straighten her head briefly while holding someone’s hands, but she does not hold it very long. Haley reacts to loud sounds, and when an adult puts a toy in her hand, her grip is spastic.

Haley is on a permanent anticonvulsant therapy that is working well, and she is receiving support and intervention from different specialists. She is entirely dependent on the care of an adult, and she is restless when being changed or bathed, though her sleep is calm. She is fed by a pacifier, which can be slow and difficult due to her facial jaw anomaly.

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Pacen #

Boy: 2012

Listed: 3/2018

Special needs: spina bifida aperta-condition after surgical correction of the meningomyelocele region lumbalis; internal hydrocephalus – VP shunt installed; severe muscle hypotonia of the lower limbs; contractures of the ankle joints; lower flaccid paraplegia; convergent concomitant strabismus; esotropia and amblyopia of the right eye – glasses are prescribed and treatment is being conducted; neuro-psychological development – within the norm with regards to the expressive and receptive speech development

Pacen presents as a cheerful and calm boy who doesn’t cry without a reason. He doesn’t have any manifestations of aggressive or self-aggressive acts. Pacen uses separate words, as well as simple sentences in his communication with others. He understands when spoken to and people can have a conversation with him. Pacen uses appropriate social gestures for greeting and good-bye. 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

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Axel

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Axel is an adorable little boy!  Axel is able to sit on his own and reach out for toys. He likes listening to music and will sometimes clap or nod along with the rhythm. In February of 2016, he entered a foster family on the orphanage grounds. Axel is a deep sleeper. He enjoys playing with toys that make sound, interacting with adults, and going outdoors with his foster mom. Axel is very close to his foster mom. He also likes to play with the other children when in the activity room. He is getting terrific care while he waits for his forever family to come forward and get to him!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Axel’s adoption with his current adoption agency.  Axel needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold his file or move forward with adopting him.

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

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

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Mary

Girl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Mary is a beautiful little girl, born in July of 2008. She is described as sunny and is said to enjoy singing, dancing, playing games, and building with toy blocks. She can say some simple words, such as “thank you, teacher,” “aunt,” “Good morning!” and “I want to eat ___.” Mary likes to learn new things while in her special education class and she will often raise her hand to answer questions in class, despite not being able to give a clear answer. She likes to help her classmates find their seats and will follow along when singing children’s songs during the music lesson or when she hears a song on TV. Mary gets along well with her teachers and her peers. She likes playing with toys with her friends and is good at sharing. She sometimes isn’t the best listener and will smile at the caretaker and do her own thing. Mary has good motor skills. She is able to sit, stand, walk, run, and jump on her own. She is active in PE class. Mary can eat, put on clothes, and wash up independently. She will sometimes help the caretaker fold blankets and clothes. Mary likes to give her morning exercise leader hugs and isn’t afraid to report a child who is not doing what they are supposed to be doing. At night, Mary can take off her shoes, socks, and clothes on her own before going to bed. She is good at folding her clothes and she enjoys sleeping.

There is a $2,000 agency grant for Mary’s adoption with her current adoption agency.  Mary needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold her file or move forward with adopting her.

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

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Larsen

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Larsen is a cutie pie, born with down syndrome in July of 2014. Larsen was put into a foster family in December of 2015. He is a good sleeper and has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. He has a pretty good understand of what people are saying to him, but is still only making sounds to communicate with people. He also uses his actions and facial expressions to express himself. He is good at following simple directions. When Larsen sees his foster mother making delicious food, he gets very happy- even his eyes smile, as he makes ‘mmm’ sounds when eating. Larsen can walk, run, and jump. He can open doors and get things out of reach by moving a chair and climbing up on the chair. He will shake his bottom and dance when he’s happy. Larsen’s hands and feet are flexible. He has good fine motor skills. He likes to clean up messes, imitate pictures he sees on his foster dad’s cell phone, and imitate people walking backwards. Larsen enjoys playing hide-and-seek with his foster sister. When an older neighbor lady visits the family, Larsen will wave his hands happily to greet her. A little brother recently joined the foster family and Larsen will go to the end of the bed to see him every day. Larsen will push the little brother’s stroller and play with him. Larsen likes playing games with his foster sister, playing outdoors in the park, and playing with water. He will sometimes play in the water with his sister in the bathroom when his foster mom is busy or not paying attention. Larsen sounds like a typical little boy who is going to thrive in a forever family! We hope his family sees him soon!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Larsen’s adoption with his current adoption agency. Larsen needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold his file or move forward with adopting him.

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

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

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Luca

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

It’s not every day we see babies this young made available for adoption! Luca is blessed to have a file and it is our hope that his family will see him soon so he can get home while he’s still quite young. Precious Luca loves his bottle of milk, napping, and being held by his caregivers. Luca can track objects or toys and loves to lay on his bed and kick his feet. Like most babies, he also enjoys sucking on his fingers.

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Luca’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

Luca needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold his file or move forward with adopting him.

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

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

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Julie

Girl, DOB listed as 2005
Hydrocephalus – undergone surgery.

Julie’s age was estimated and appears to be incorrect; she is thought to be around 9 years old.

Julie is funny and sassy. She is a friendly child and always greets visitors with a big smile and waves them over to say hello. She has good use of her hands and is able to complete tasks such as feeding herself and is working on pre-writing skills. Julie attends an on-site school where she works with her teacher on learning her English alphabet and shapes. She can count up to 5 and identifies basic colors. Julie likes to look at books and play with toys, especially baby dolls and blocks. She speaks full sentences in her native language, and speaks 70 plus English words. She understands most of what is being said to her in both English and her native language.

She is bonded to her primary caregiver and gets along with the other children. She loves to hold the babies and play with other children her age. She can sit independently and crawl. She receives physical therapy 3-4 times a week where she working on tall kneeling and strengthening her back muscles. She has recently started bearing weight on her legs during physical therapy with the help of AFOs. Julie is also in the progress of potty training and has been doing really well with this.

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

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Hugo

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Hugo = HAPPINESS! This precious little pumpkin!  By age one, Hugo was rolling over and sitting up with some support, but not yet crawling. If he wanted a toy, he would roll and roll until he got to it. When someone he likes interacts with him, Hugo makes happy “yiyiyaya” sounds. He loves music and waves his hands along to the rhythm. Since May of 2017, he has been living with a foster family on the orphanage grounds. Hugo’s caretakers say he is shy and that he likes playing with toys with sounds, interacting with adults, and outdoor activities with adults and the other children in the activity room. He is very close to his foster mom. Hugo is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates and is from an orphanage we formerly partnered with. He is getting terrific care while he waits for his forever family to come forward and get to him!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Hugo’s adoption with his current agency. Hugo needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold his file or move forward with adopting him.

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

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

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Ryder

ryder1-2015RyderBoy, born 2012

Down Syndrome, crossed eyes, cryptorchism

updated pics 9/15!!

 

Listed: March 16, 2015

He is a DOLL!!! He is a favorite in the orphanage and loves to giggle!

$2,288.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Brady

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Epilepsy, mental retardation, and Tuberous Sclerosis.

Brady is a sweet young man that one of our Reece’s Rainbow families met when they traveled to bring their daughter home that won their hearts and they desperately want him to find his family.

Brady will be 11 years old this summer (2018). He is a bright, active young man that enjoys music. He integrates well into group life, but is eager to be adopted by a loving family and would love to have siblings. He has basic self-manage skills, gets along well with teachers, caregivers and other kids, answer questions positively at class, help teachers to tidy the classroom after class. He is willing to help younger children, he is a warm-hearted boy. He likes school. He has learned a lot including language, recognition, common sense, drawing and handcraft class, sports and heal care class, song and rhythm, social skills, labor skills, reading. He can write his name, do simple calculation and recite poems. At class, he would answer questions positively, active thinking, telling stories, singing, playing games with other kids, he can jump the farthest in standing long jump. He is willing to help teachers and classmates to do somethings, helps teachers turn off the lights, wipe the blackboard, lay the chairs on the desks, and help other kids to give out fruits and desserts.

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

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Kaylyn

Girl: 2014

Listed: 2/2018

Special needs: symptomatic epilepsy-partial seizures with secondary generalization; spastic cerebral palsy; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy of 2nd degree; profound mental delay;

Kaylyn is in severely impaired condition and her development is delayed in all areas. She is completely dependent on adults’ care. Her sleep is calm and rhythmical. She is fed with a spoon by an adult.

 Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for her.

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Graham #

Boy: 2007

Date listed: 2/2018

Diagnosis: mild mental delay; hyperkinetic behavior disorder with attention deficit; the child suffered physical abuse and mistreatment; born to a mother with moderate mental delay

Graham is treated with Convulex – 0,5 ml from 50 mg daily, Xanax ½ and Speridan when necessary

Graham takes an active part in the housework at the home. He goes shopping on his own, sets and then tidies up the table, makes his bed, knows how to work the washer, hang and then collect the clothes and tidies his room. One of the main activities that he takes part in is cooking. He is able to cut different types of vegetables in small pieces and follow the instructions of the recipe.  Grahamprefers games involving physical activity. He looks for interaction with his peers. He likes to ride a bicycle and play hide-and-seek. Graham has been acquainted with the process of adoption. His attitude and opinion towards a possible adoption is positive

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

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

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Walfred

Boy: 2009
Diagnosis: Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa; Toe Syndactyly bilateral feet; webbed fingers; anemia

Walfred currently lives in a hotel so that his medical needs can be appropriately managed. His intelligence is considered to be delayed, though it is believed to be a result of frequent sickness and hospitalization. His skin is severely impacted by the EB. He has hour long dressing changes each day. Ulcers in his mouth cause him to be on a restricted diet. It is also believed that these ulcers impact his ability to properly develop speech. He can expresses his wants and needs verbally, and use simple words and phrases. His motor skills are impacted by the bandages that cover his entire body. However, he can feed himself with a spoon, turn the pages in a book, and hold a toy. He can also drink from a straw, and wipe his face with a napkin after meals.  He receives PT and OT, though blisters on his skin often impact his ability to fully participate. He enjoys watching TV and playing on the iPad. He does not complain during bandage changes.
A full medical report is available through the agency.

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Lochland

Boy: 2008

Diagnosis: low intelligence, dyslexia

Lochlan was moved to a residential setting for boys with learning, and emotional problems in 2017. He is doing very well in both the school and group home setting now.  He is described as lively, active, popular with his peers, and helpful to the teacher. He enjoys playing football, playing with Legos, and watching TV. While at school, he participates in cycling and boy scouts. He completes his homework independently and participates in all the activities at the group home. His teachers state that he has demonstrated stable emotions since being at their school and that he earned a B in conduct the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year. He receives extra time on tests at school as an accommodation for his dyslexia. He follows the routines at the group home well. He has well developed self-help skills, goes to school on time, and has made many friends since moving to the group home.

He lived with his birth family until 2016. He has a lot of negative feelings about them and refuses to talk about them. He meets with a psychologist once a month to talk about his birth family, his past behaviors, and to prepare him for adoption. Lochlan has expressed a desire to be adopted and has stated that he won’t be at the group home long because a family will come for him.

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

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

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Shepherd

Boy: 2011
Diagnosis: developmental delays, ADHD

Shepherd receives PT, OT, and ST. He is making rapid progress with therapy. He is under the care of a psychiatrist for his behavior and has medication that he takes twice a day for the ADHD. His teacher reports that his behavior is his biggest issue at school. He is described as cheerful, energetic, playful, and active. Social skills are his greatest area of weakness. He wants to be in charge of the other children. He is very competitive. He likes to test boundaries. However, he is very motivated to learn and is doing well in school. He does better with adults who are very firm and enforce the rules. During free time, Shepherd enjoys riding his bicycle, playing with toy cars, and building with Legos. Shepherd wishes to be adopted. His only concern is that learning a new language will be hard. His social worker believes that Shepherd needs a family that will demonstrate love, patience, acceptance, and an understanding of how to handle his behaviors.
A full medical report is available through the agency.

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Karmen

Girl: 2010
Diagnosis: Mild intellectual disability w/Autism Spectrum Disorder

Karmen’s birth parents are both reported to have an intellectual disability. Karmen was diagnosed with ASD due to a weakness in social and communication skills. She has lived with the same foster family her entire life.

Karmen speaks in 3 word sentences. She has difficulty answering reasoning questions such as “why?” and “how?” Her strengths are her rote memory and and literacy skills. Her foster mother describes her as affectionate, sensitive, and timid. She loves to give hugs. Her favorite free time activities include drawing, playing with stuffed animals, listening to music, and watching children’s videos on the iPad. She enjoys going to school. Her teacher describes her as polite, responsible, and gaining independence. The teacher reports that Karmen does better with verbal answers when assessing knowledge vs written ones.  Karmen is toilet trained, dresses and undresses herself, brushes her teeth, and feeds herself with a spoon. She is not a picky eater. She wears goggles in the shower to prevent water from getting in her face. She sleeps well.
A full medical report is available through the agency.

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North

Boy: 2013

Diagnosis: Hypoventilation Syndrome, Hirschsprung’s Disease, Marcus Gunn Phenomenon, Ptosis

North has normal vision and hearing. He has begun saying sounds and word approximations to get people’s attention and to indicate what he wants. He also communicates by pointing, and by taking someone’s hand to take them to what he wants. He follows verbal directions and can identify body parts by pointing when asked (ex: “touch your head”, “touch your feet”).  He gives high 5’s and blows kisses. He can feed himself with a spoon. He likes to eat rice cereal with chopped meat. His swallowing skills have improved and he is able to drink milk, water, and juice. He can walk while holding someone’s hand. He can stand and balance independently for approximately 10 seconds. He knows how to use a toy computer and a smart phone. He likes to take selfies with the social worker.  Medically, North requires a Trilogy Ventilator, Pulse OX, and Oxygen monitor. He’s off the ventilator for 2 hours each day, and is slowly working up to additional time vent- free. The goal for him is to be completely independent of the ventilator during day time hours. He sees the ENT and eye clinic. He receives PT, OT, and ST 5 times a week to help with his development. He currently lives in a hospital setting since the orphanages cannot care for his medical needs.
A full health report is available for interested families.

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Olivia

Girl, born 2007
HIV positive, on antiretroviral treatment. The virus is well-controlled. She has a CD4 count of 742 on 3 Sept 2017 and her viral load is less than detectable as of Jan 2017. She takes abacavir lamivudine and nevirapine twice daily.

Olivia is endearing, imaginative, creative, silly, likes to make people laugh, and is full of contagious joy. She likes painting, coloring, jumping on the trampoline, and baby dolls. Always willing to participate in impromptu singing and dancing performances with the other girls in her home. She is enrolled in English speaking school. In the 2017 to 2018 school year she is in grade 1. She is behind where she should be due to a late start at school. She knows all her uppercase and lowercase letters and can count to 200 and can spell 1 to 20.

She can read short, easy sentences by sounding out each word and can spell some words up to 5 letters long. Her favorite color is red and she enjoys the occasional sweet treat for a snack. She can easily jump into play with the other girls in her home and likes to be center of attention. She is always excited to spin, jump, and climb but also enjoys watching movies and being read to. Olivia has the most beautiful smile.

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

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Sara

Girl, born 2004
HIV+, has appointments monthly at a government ART center. CD4 count is 750. Viral load is undetectable as of Feb 2018.  She started ARTs in Dec 2016. She looked very sickly when she arrived at SCH, as she hadn’t started ARTs yet, but now her face has filled out and she looks healthier.

Sara has a smile that lights up any room she walks into. She has a quieter personality but enjoys joking and laughing with people she knows well. She has a best friend in her home whom she does everything with.

Sara makes friends easily, and enjoys playing games and lending a helping hand. She likes dancing, jumping on the trampoline, and singing.
Sara has a very kind heart and likes to show affection by hugging those she is close to. When she is upset she likes to cuddle up to a caregiver and hug them. Sara is so eager to learn. She loves to learn everything she can get her hands on and enjoys working on homework with caregivers. Sara speaks her native language fluently, and is learning spoken and written English and is doing well with it. She can read simple chapter books in English and is able to sound out most words she does not know. She knows multiplication facts and can add and subtract. She is an excellent student and the only thing holding her back is that she got a late start to school.

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

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Tricia

Girl, born 2007
Seizure disorder, intellectual delay

Tricia has a seizure disorder for which she is on medication. She is now seizure free. She also has intellectual delay. She can speak in short sentences in her native languate and uses some words in English. Her speech is somewhat slurred and she has difficulty with social skills, attending to tasks and conversation.

Tricia is a sweet, happy girl who loves dancing, music, and jumping on the trampoline. She loves to be with her caregivers, the other girls in her home, and is very friendly with new people. She is very affectionate. She struggles with writing her alphabet and therefore does not enjoy it very much. She is interested in fashion and looking her cutest in a pretty dress with a flower in her hair. She has lots of energy to run around and jump up for a hug. She has a sweet voice and likes to show you her work. She is very motivated by adult attention and is learning boundaries with adults she doesn’t know well. She desperately asks for a family.

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

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Ronald

ronaldBoy, born 2014
Brain affection of unspecified etiology, congenital multiple arthrogryposis, Jarcho-Levin syndrome, Freeman-Sheldon syndrome

Listed: Oct 5, 2014

From a family who met him:  This little man needs a family! He is sweet, soft spoken, and gentle and would make an awesome addition to any family … He needs a family and medical so please please share!

$3,155.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Kahlia #

Girl: 2016

Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy; Spastic quadriparesis; Microcephaly Severe hydrocephaly; Severe mental retardation; Optic nerve atrophy

Kahlia lives in Eastern Europe and is 2 years old. She is completely dependent on the adult that cares for her. She doesn’t move on her own, feed herself, communicate or respond to communication. Kahlia has cerebral palsy, microcephaly, hydrocephaly, and severe vision problems. She doesn’t play with toys or hold them. She doesn’t have an attention span or focus on any one object. She is bottle fed.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for her.

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Myrtie #

Boy: 2014

Current diagnoses: Arnold-Chiari Malformation. Internal hydrocephalus. Spina bifida aperta. Bottom paraplegia. Neurogenic bladder. Recurrent urinary tract infections. Iron deficiency anemia.

In the attached short video Myrtie demonstrates the following abilities: He carries out conversations that are on target for his age, he adequately asks questions, answers questions, demonstrates his likes, dislikes and gives warnings (‘Don’t touch my car!’), learns very fast (he learned ‘left’ and ‘right’ for 20 min.), is full of a little cute man’s personality and is very bright.

Personality, developmental and abilities: Child’s fine motor skills are on target. He transfers toys from one hand to another and plays with them according to their purpose. Palmar grip with opposing thumb are developed. He fits in simple shapes and has top pincher grip, also. Myrtie’s attention is stable in group and individual activities, as well as in long interactions with an adult. He can reproduce information and knows his routine. Myrtie is an emotionally healthy child with more than basic knowledge. He is sensitive and emotional and expresses different feelings adequately to stimuli. He’s happy when praised and makes different social hand gestures like ‘Hello’ and ‘Bye’. The child recognizes a “stranger” from a familiar person who takes care of him. He also expresses gratitude and has a mostly positive personality and emotional tone. He has no signs of aggression or auto-aggression. The child can combine the words in complete simple sentences. He knows the other children and the staff by their names and can call them. The child can answer adults’ questions and could be convinced with words. He also makes attempts to ask simple questions. Myrtie carries out verbal instructions and complies with orders for consecutive actions. Myrtie has just begun forming opinions of his own and by himself. He is very playful and enjoys all kinds of toys. He can even throw and catch them back with his entire palm. His favorites are toys that make sounds. The child likes tales for animals and books. He already makes attempts to self-feed. Myrtie has very good appetite and enjoys healthy and calm sleep.

 

B/c we only have this file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

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Dale #

Boy: 2004

Listed: 2/2018

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy, Quadriparesis

Dale is a happy, loving young boy. Dale has Infantile cerebral palsy and spastic quadriparesis. He also has epilepsy and a severe mental delay. His motor skills are severely impaired and he cannot walk alone without a supporting equipment. He is extremely sensitive to sounds and touch. When he needs attention, or is hungry, he will cry. He shows emotions in different ways but is very calm and positive. He shows affection towards everyone.

Dale enjoys listening to music, watching cartoons, listening to stories and looking at pictures. He is very dependent on adults for everyday needs. He is in need of a loving forever family.

B/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

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

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Olive

Girl, born 2016
sweet baby!

 

dyskinetic cerebral palsy
other specified retinal disorders
anemia
atrial septal defect

$72.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Sierra

Girl, born 2015

spastic diplegia
Sequelae of subarachnoid haemorrhage
Epilepsy
Congenital malformation of optic disc
Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung
Cardiomyopathy

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

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

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Skye

Boy, born 2015

Apert-Crouzon syndrome
Heart defect – Atrial septal defect

Sweet pea!!

 

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

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

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Mayson

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Mason, born April of 2008, has an infectious smile! Mason can walk and can go up and down stairs independently. He likes playing on the slide, riding the wood horse on the playground, and chasing and playing with other children. Mason can use a spoon to eat and a cup to drink water. He can put on and take off his own clothes and shoes. Mason is toilet trained and washes his hands after going. He can brush his teeth and wash his face every morning. Mason understands the teacher’s instructions and follows through. He likes to play with toys and read books with other children in the activity room. Mason is described by his caretakers as positive, active, mild-mannered, smiley and kind to others. He can speak, but not clearly. His clearest word is “ayi.” Mason likes to help his caretakers by sweeping the floor, cleaning the table, etc. Mason was born with down syndrome and esotropia.

Mason has good self care skills. He “is sad if you tell him no.” He doesn’t talk much, but does make simple noises and can say some simple words. He attends the special education school. He is a happy child. Mason helps his teacher clean up the classroom. His teacher enjoys him and reports he is a high functioning child.

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-mason
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-mason5
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-mason6

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Mason’s adoption with his current agency.

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

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Lyla

Girl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Lyla likes to smile at familiar people. Lyla’s caretakers describe her as shy and well-mannered. She can walk, get out of her bed, find her bed, and get in her bed on her own. She can drink water out of a bottle, grasp biscuits, and use a spoon to eat. She likes to play on her own with rattles and plush toys. Lyla also enjoys playing happily with another child in a crib adjacent to hers. She likes riding the wood horse and will even move the wood horse out to ride it on the playground. Lyla can play on the slide and can do simple morning exercises, along with the teacher. She will watch and listen to anyone talking to her and understands simple instructions, such as ‘put the trash into the trash can.’ She can say “ayi,” “jiejie,” and other simple words. Lyla is not potty trained. Lyla was born with down syndrome and polydactyl of the right thumb. It is clear that she has spent far too much time in a crib, which has led her to be more delayed than most children her age. Lyla needs a family who will get her out, meet her where she’s at, and get her access to the resources she needs to succeed!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Lyla’s adoption with her current agency.

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

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Clara

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Clara is ready to play dress up!

Clara is a ray of sunshine in her orphanage. She is a cheerful little girl who is quick to smile and laugh. She loves dancing and blowing kisses to her favorite nannies. Making herself pretty by putting on her favorite dresses and doing her hair is one of her favorite activities. Social Clara is always ready for a good game of Hide and Seek.  Clara’s language development seems to be the area of biggest delay as she is not yet able to put multiple words together. She has strong comprehension skills and happily follows the directions that her nannies give her. She is an attentive little girl who learns new skills quickly.

Who is ready for a game of Hide and Seek? 1…2…3…

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with Clara’s current agency.

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

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

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Reece

Boy, born 2016
Reece was born with down syndrome and communicating hydrocephalus.

Reece is quite the cutie! Those cheeks! Those lips! This little heart-melter can turn over, crawl, hold his feet to play, and reach his hands to grab toys out of reach. Reece can track moving people or rolling toys and responds if his name is called. He can make sounds. Reece is described as positive, active, smart, and happy. He likes playing with toys.

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-reece

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Reece’s adoption with his current agency.

$214.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Molly

Girl, born 2006

Molly has cerebral palsy. She can sit independently for short periods of time. She has a feeding tube to supplement her nutrition and help her gain weight, but she continues to eat her meals by mouth. She likes self feeding with hand over hand support. She is potty-trained using a Rifton chair. She tries very hard to communicate using limited sign and speech. She has an eye gaze-controlled computer which allows her to communicate with others. Molly is laid back and content. She loves to be included and likes being silly and goofy. She is very intelligent but has a difficult time showing what she knows given her communication limitations. Knows her English alphabet and can read simple words. Can spell her name. Enjoys playing games (she is competitive) and listening to stories (she can recap the plots of simple stories by selecting images that correspond with the plot). Likes to color. Enjoys being social and playing with other kids, especially make believe (baby dolls are her favorite).

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

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Penny

Girl, born 2009

Penny appears to have a genetic syndrome – possibly Rubinstein-Taybi – but further genetic testing is required to confirm. It was also discovered in January 2016 that she is profoundly deaf. Left eye convergent strabismus, right eye dominant, wears glasses.

Penny is a very joyful child who is known for her laughter and constant smile! She attends an onsite school where she is working on using picture cards to communicate and completing fine motor tasks. Penny learned how to crawl in October 2017 and crawls all around the house. She receives physical therapy 3-4 times a week and is currently pulling up into a tall kneel for several minutes at a time. Penny’s joints hyperextend and she wears leg braces when she bears weight. With her leg braces on she is currently standing up to 30 minutes at a time twice a day. When she bears weight she will attempt to take steps and would benefit from a gait trainer. Penny self feeds herself snacks and rice and is drinking from a sippy cup or open cup. She enjoys being around other children and adults and is bonded to her primary caregiver. Penny is an easygoing child who is loved by everyone who meets her!

$180.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Ginger

Girl, born 2004

Ginger has cerebral palsy and intellectual delay. She can walk independently but is a bit wobbly on unstable surfaces. When she has her glasses on she is more stable. She is adorable, friendly, and eager to learn and explore. She is non verbal. She can say a few words that are not very clear, however those who know her know what she is saying. She knows some signs such as water, eat, bathroom. She loves to be a helper to the teachers in her onsite special class. She can identify letters and numbers 1-10 by pointing to the correct answer. She knows her English alphabet in sign language and her colors. She is currently scribbling as she has difficulty holding the pencil. She is working on tasks in school like beading, using a pincer grasp, and developing her gross motor skills such as walking in a straight line.

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

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Betsy

guardianangelbetsy-2016betsy-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.

Update November 2016:  Here is a beautiful young lady who wants a family very badly. Betsy just turned 14 years old. She is fun, rather shy, very sweet, immature emotionally (more like an 8-10yo), physically affectionate, with some mild mental delays, has severe astigmatism that made her nearly blind (but since corrected with strong glasses). She was hosted this summer by a family in TX. We visited Betsy for 6 days while she was here. Betsy confided in our daughter that she did not want to go back to her country at all and wanted to stay here in America with a mama and papa and brothers and sisters. Betsy cried at the thought of going back to her internat (boarding school for orphans).

Yes, adopting Betsy would be adopting an older child. Yes, it comes with different expectations than adopting an infant. Yes, I’ve been there done that and would be more than happy to share the ups and downs of adopting an older child. Yes, I would adopt Betsy in a heartbeat if our house wasn’t already full.

Please, DO NOT turn away from Betsy. Please, pray about adopting her.

I KNOW what kind of internat she comes from…it’s NOT a good place. Betsy does have a few teachers who do care somewhat for these children. She does receive some schooling. Betsy needs out!

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

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Eden

Girl, born 2014

Eden is completely blind and has profound hearing loss. She received bilateral cochlear implants and is responding to sound and making many new sounds, although not yet saying any words.

Eden has delayed milestones as a result of having no visual or auditory input for so long, but we are excited to see how she progresses over the coming months. She attends an on-site preschool every morning. She can sometimes get overwhelmed by the new sounds she is hearing, and when she feels this way, she tries to take her speech processors off. Eden has some self-stimulating behaviors. She loves to splash in the water and is getting better and better at walking independently with her guide cane. She loves to swing and rock in her rocking horse. She loves to cuddle. She has started to take several steps on her own, and also while holding onto a push toy (pre guide cane) or her cane.

$10.80 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!

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Dinah

Girl, born 2008

Dinah has nystagmus, diplegic cerebral palsy, and speech delay (nonverbal). She can walk independently and can feed herself. She is becoming more independent and is currently working on dressing herself. Is not potty trained but could probably learn in a more stable
family environment.

Dinah is giggly, likes to snuggle, sweet, content. Will play with toys, seek out preferred toys, and seek out preferred children to play beside. She has been working on using a simple voice-output communication system to greet the other children and choose between two toy options. She is social and gets very excited when surrounded by lots of people. She likes to do what the other children are doing. She can follow simple commands in English and can identify body parts by touching them when asked.

She shows ability to build strong attachments and follows her preferred caregiver and opens her arms for a hug. She loves to dance and immediately stands up and starts dancing when music comes on.

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

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Daylan

Boy, born 2007
quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy; takes medication to control seizures

Daylan is a social, happy, enthusiastic, intelligent boy who loves to play with toys, other kids, and adults. He is quite communicative despite speech challenges. He appropriately and spontaneously uses modified sign language for water, eat, more, and all done. He also communicates through vocalizations, facial expressions, and gesturing. Has a customized wheelchair. He independently rolls and scoots around on the floor. He can sit independently with back support and is working on sitting independently without support. He can walk with someone holding him at his arms and can stand holding the railing for short periods of time.

Daylan is a hard-worker and very motivated to participate in activities and perform as independently as possible. He attends onsite school 5 days a week and he loves to learn. He is a joyful, amazing kid. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys making others laugh by sticking out his tongue, tickling, and acting silly. He knows his colors and can point to the correct color when asked. He can identify numbers 1 to 10. He has a lot of potential to learn.

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

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Tabitha June

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD and PDA, which she has since received surgery to correct

Tabitha is a cute and quiet little girl!  Tabitha can speak short sentences and interacts well with her caretaker and her teacher. She gets along well with the other children and likes to help put the chairs in their place, collect notebooks, etc. She is independent in her care – able to eat, wash her hands, put on and take off her own clothes and shoes, etc. She is in the pre-school class at the Sunshine school at her orphanage. Tabitha recognizes the numbers 1-10 and can count to 5. She is not a picky eater and is a good sleeper. Tabitha likes playing with balls, scooters, toy cars, singing children’s songs, and reading books.

Tabitha is a high functioning young girl. She has no temper and is quiet and easygoing. She gets along well with other kids and can follow most commands. She is potty trained. She can feed herself, however, she needs some help to put on clothes. She can say words like, “ayi”, “jiejie”. She can learn and likes drawing. She can sing songs. Overall, she is an easygoing, high functioning child with Down Syndrome.

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There is a $1,500 agency grant for Tabitha’s adoption.

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

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

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Victoria

Girl, born 2004
Visual impairment (one side anophthalmia, other eye has microphthalmia and a coloboma). Minimal vision.  Mild developmental delay. Bright, giggly, vibrant young lady.

Victoria would do well in a family without younger siblings. She is quite independent despite her low vision. She attends a rehab center where she gets private tutoring. She can read large print and reads and writes at a beginner level. She can do simple addition and subtraction facts in her head. She has a lot of energy and loves socializing, and simply needs constructive outlets for her energy. She is independent with her self care. She loves to color and dance.

She enjoys being the center of attention and moves around comfortably and independently. She loves playing games outdoors, walking in the park, dancing, art, and running around. She is able to communicate at a beginner level in English, and is fluent in her native language. She brings a lot of joy to her environment, and is often spotted with a smile on her face.

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

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Esther

Girl, born 2005
Mild cerebral palsy, monoplegia (only left hand affected), developmental and speech delay; seizure history

Esther speaks her native language fluently and understands some English. Her sentences in both languages are not clear and she needs the support of a speech therapist. She is on medication to control seizures and is seizure free. She tends to have trouble concentrating and attending to conversation. Social skills are delayed but she is well liked by the other girls and plays nicely. She has memorized her alphabet and numbers 1 to 200. She is writing four letter words neatly. She thrives from having adult attention and asks desperately when her family is coming. She is learning appropriate boundaries with strangers and tends to request hugs from any adult.

Esther likes jumping on the trampoline, cuddling with caregivers, coloring, dancing and singing. Esther likes to be active with the other children in her house, but she also is comfortable entertaining herself with books and other quiet activities.

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

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Maclaine

Girl: 2010

Listed: Feb. 2018

Special needs – Cerebral palsy, premature birth

 

 

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

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

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Major

Boy: 2011

Diagnosis : neurofibromatosis type 1, aphasia, premature birth

This little boy resides at the foster family since November 2011.   His foster mother described him as a very cheerful and smart child. He is always smiling and eager to help her with everything.  Despite of his aphasia, he has interest and ability to learn some English words and communicate with some English speaking children in his preschool. His vocabulary is getting bigger and bigger in his native language and English!

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

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

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Zane

Boy, born 2004
Down syndrome

Zane has Down syndrome. He is very high functioning and independent. He can speak Telugu fluently and his speech is clear. He understands and speaks some English as well. He is independent with self care and requires no support with tasks such as feeding himself, dressing, and bathing himself. He can write his name and read short words in English. He is a sweet kid, never aggressive, and has good relationships with the other boys and staff. He is communicative and very funny. He is socially motivated and likes to meet new friends.

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

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Dane

Boy, born February 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Dane enjoys music!

Dane is a gentle, content little boy who loves listening to music. He was born with Down syndrome and is slower than his peer in achieving his developmental milestones. However, he is making good progress and is crawling and loves to explore toys that make noises. Dane is a kid who would greatly benefit from early intervention services and the one-on-one stimulation that only a family can provide.

Are you the one to make Dane feel special?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through his current agency.

$116.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Mario

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Mario loves to cuddle!

Mario is quiet, content little boy who loves to be picked up and hugged. Mario was born with Down syndrome, and hypospadias. He is slower in his development than his peers, but is getting stronger and more engaged every day. He can roll-over, and eagerly grab and manipulate toys. Mario needs a family can provide him with unconditional love and support him with services to help to him reach his potential.

Are you ready for Mario’s hugs?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with his current agency.

$111.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Neil

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Neil is a budding car fanatic!

Neil is a quiet little boy who loves playing with cars. He was born with Down syndrome and his development is delayed. Neil crawls but is not yet able to walk. His love of cars has helped him develop his fine motor skills. Neil will need a family who is devoted to getting him extra services to help him thrive.

Will you be the one to play cars with Neil?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with his current agency.

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

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

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Cory

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Cory has been busy learning so many new things!

Sweet Cory is a gentle and friendly boy. He loves to play. Some of his favorite things are books, blocks, and balls. Cory was born with Down syndrome and has a repaired heart defect. In the last year Cory has had the great benefit of living with a foster family and attending a special preschool. This has given him the opportunity to learn so much more than he might have in an institutional setting. Recently he even had the chance to do a little cooking – complete with Chef’s hat! Cory has made so much progress in his development this year, we can only image the things he will do in a family of his own!

Will you be the one to share new experiences with Cory?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with Cory’s current agency.

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

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

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Kolton

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Kolton is a natural performer!

Mischievous Kolton loves performing for his nannies, his friends, and any visitors who stop by. This outgoing boy has a good sense of humor and loves to make people laugh. He’s a quick imitator and often encourages the nannies to sit down so he can be the “Teacher”. Kolton was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect. His physical development is good and he can run quite fast! Kolton’s speech is not clear and he only has a few words. He relies mainly on a form of sign language to communicate. Kolton need a family who is ready to access a range of services to help this young actor reach his potential.

Are you ready for some play acting with Kolton?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with his current agency.

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

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Connor

Boy, born 2013
quadriplegic cerebral palsy

Connor is a very sweet, lovable boy! He has some spasticity and some hypotonicity. Due to dysphagia and reflux he underwent surgery for gastrostomy button placement and fundoplication. Connor loves to be held and carried and to gaze into a caregiver’s eyes. He is capable of strong bond with trusted caregiver and is calm and quiet in demeanor. He shows signs of strong preference to being with adults he has a good relationship with versus new people or visitors. He attends an onsite special education preschool five mornings per week and enjoys music and colorful toys. He can sort objects by color. He will reach out to make a selection between 2 objects. He can use an adaptive switch to operate a toy. He understands what is said to him. He responds yes and no by nods of his head. He laughs at jokes.

Connor is eligible for a $5000 grant from a specific adoption agency.

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

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

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Naomi

Girl, born 2005
Down Syndrome, myxomatous mitral valve, mild TR, tends to be very healthy, good tone, needs speech therapy.

Naomi can identify colors and body parts. She can speak but her articulation is poor and speech is not very clear. She strings together 3-4 words in both English and her native language. Psychological evaluation in September 2015 reported a mild intellectual delay. She can write letters, numbers, and shapes. She comprehends reasonably well and follows simple instructions. She is independent for self care. Quiet, friendly, comical, obedient, sweet-tempered, hard-working. Naomi Has a unique fashion sense and likes to choose her own outfits.

Naomi attends on-site school. She knows all of her uppercase and lowercase letters and can write them. Her handwriting is very neat. She can copy write numbers 1-10. She is very quiet but is most talkative during games of her choosing. She is not clumsy and does well and is independent with sports/games night with activities including basketball, hula hoop, 3 legged race.

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

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Rusty

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome
Atrioventricular septal defect
Congenital malformation of kidney
Hydrocele

 

$289.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Kristen

Girl, born 2017

disorder of the brain
cleft palate
congenital absence of hand and finger
optic atrophy
other lack of expected normal physiological development
ventricular septal defect

 

$109.80 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!