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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Annie Mae

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome / CHD (post surgery)

Meet Annie! This sweet little one just turned 2 years old. She has Down syndrome, and has received surgery for her heart issues (ASD/VSD). Shortly after her surgery, Annie developed pneumonia, and was in the hospital for a bit. Between her surgery and pneumonia, her overall development is a bit more delayed than we expect to see with Down syndrome. However, her nannies are working with her, and she is making progress! Annie is lovable, and enjoys being help by her nanny. She has a cute giggle, which they often hear when she sees her nanny! Annie is waiting for a family.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward her agency fees for a qualified family!

$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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Ethan

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Ethan is an active and energetic child who has a ready smile. He is fond of playing with toys and enjoys cuddles. He likes when his caregivers amuse him and play with 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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Lydia

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Meet Lydia! This sweet little one has been in care since she was a baby. She will turn 6 years old in March. Lydia has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. While Lydia has had the expected delays, her motor skills are very good. It seems she can really pitch a ball well! Her speech, although initially delayed, is coming along nicely. Lydia loves to play with her friends, and really looks forward to giving the nannies a hug! She is well loved by the staff. Lydia needs a family, and the opportunity for a good education so she can reach her full potential.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward agency fees for a qualified family. Lydia is waiting for you!

$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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Zoe

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome / delayed growth & development

Zoe is an active, happy child who likes to tease and play games with her caretakers. Her file notes that since the time of her intake, she has continued to progress developmentally, has good motor skills and can point to parts of her body when instructed. Her file describes her as becoming more and more beautiful and adorable each month that goes by. She likes to tease her nannies and if they ask her to stand for a photo, she will sit right before they press the shutter and smile and giggle and do this repeatedly to tease with them. She loves to give hugs to everyone she meets and is not afraid of strangers and has learned to wave goodbye when a guest leaves. She lights up when the nannies praise her and she enjoys playing with toys and her peers, but can also play independently as well. She enjoys toys with colorful and various shapes and gets along with her peers. She is able to respond to her nannies instructions and knows when her name is being called. She understands her teacher’s motions and words and often imitates them. At 24 months, she could crawl to look for toys to play and could independently stand up and stand for a while. She is also able to walk by holding onto the rail or by holding on to a nanny’s hand. She now has a steadier gait and can toddle by herself and is walking more steadily than in the months prior. She will reach out her hands to the nannies as if to ask them to help guide her to walk. She will imitate words and uses some words to express her needs.

Zoe was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and has delayed growth and development. She is in rehabilitation/therapy and cooperates well with her rehabilitation training and with therapists. Her file is extremely detailed with a lot of wonderful developmental information and benchmarks and any family interested in reviewing her file can be connected with individuals who have visited her orphanage. This little one has so much potential if given the right family to grow and thrive in.

$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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Lissa

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, nystagmus, development delays

Lissa is a precious little one still waiting for her family to find her! Adored by her caretakers, she is described as a curious and happy little girl, who loves to eat! When she first arrived at her orphanage, she was small and weak. Intrigued by her surroundings she would observe the nannies and other children playing, smiling when teased or tickled. Over time, she has learned to trust the nannies and has become more and more adventurous, seeking out attention and interaction with her nannies and playing with the other children. She still loves to be tickled, held, and kissed, loves colorful toys that make sounds and likes to listen and dance to music.

Lissa will make eye contact and is said to be very cheerful! She is attentive when learning something new and will actively try to learn new things. Diagnosed with Down Syndrome and nystagmus of both eyes, compared to her peers her growth and development have been delayed; however, with rehabilitation training she is able to crawl, sit independently, grasp objects, and is making good progress as she continues to grow and develop. The origin of Lissa’s name, given to her by her caretakers, means ‘hope she will obtain love and be cherished.’ This little one, so clearly adored, is waiting for a family to find her who will love and cherish her delightful and adventurous little spirit! Her file is extremely detailed with a lot of wonderful developmental information and benchmarks, and we are also able to connect interested families with individuals who have visited her orphanage and were able to meet her during their visit in November 2016!

$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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Otto

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Sweet and lovely! Otto has a shirt on in his new photos that say those very words and they seem to be completely accurate! That adorable round head, those precious chubby cheeks, and those beautiful eyes- who can resist this cutie pie? Otto’s caregivers say that he likes to make faces, like sticking out his tongue and making pouty faces at them. Otto loves music and will respond differently when listening to it; sometimes he will be very calm and sometimes he will wave his hands and feet and make happy faces. Otto was pretty well on target developmentally his first year of life- able to raise his head when lying on his stomach, roll over, make cute sounds, visually follow a moving object, and turn in the direction of sounds. His favorite toys are colorful ones that make sound and he is able to reach out and grasp a nearby toy. His caregivers report that he has a good appetite. Otto was born with down syndrome and his placing agency has received new pictures and a nice long video. We can’t wait to see what lucky family will be blessed to call Otto their son!

NEW VIDEO

There is a $5,000 grant for Otto’s adoption 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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Barry #

Boy: 2007

Listed: Jan 2018

Barry is a 10-year-old boy who lives in a child center in Eastern Europe. He is physically well-developed for his age, but he has some delays in speech development and learning skills.

Barry contacts well with all other children. He quickly integrates with adults and children. He tracks the conversations of others and takes part in them, albeit with speech difficulties and short sentences of 2-3 words.

Barry is interested in musical programs on television and ball games. He also likes to play computer games.

Barry likes to be encouraged, and different games can provoke his curiosity. He also enjoys drawing.

Barry dresses alone and prepares for sleep. He has formed hygiene habits, washing his hands and brushing his teeth regularly. Barry controls his physiological needs, and he eats neatly on his own with great appetite.

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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Malory #

Girl: 2010

Listed: Jan, 2018

Diagnosis: Microcephalous; Moderate mental delays; Speech delay; Behavioral Issues

Malory is a beautiful, giggly 7.5-year-old girl who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe. With a contagious smile and laughter, Malory runs, climbs and could be described as an active child.  She enjoys the extra attention she receives from her foster parents. She is physically healthy, and she eats well. Her weight and height are catching up with the standards for her age.

Malory has some developmental delays that her caregivers attribute to early neglect and lack of stimulation. She has difficulty pronouncing some words, and her learning is below the norm for her age.  Malory understands everything her elders say. She cannot talk yet, but she can pronounce separate words and sounds. She knows her name and the people’s names living around her. She plays with the other kids from the group, and she prefers more dynamic games.

Malory gets one-on-one instruction in each subject, participating in different programs – therapeutic, musical and rehabilitation.  She is much calmer then she was before, and she respects the authority of the foster family.

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

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Archer #

Boy: 2012

Listed: Jan, 2018

Diagnosis: Atypical Autism; Chronic suppurative otitis media; Chronic rhinitis; Reduction of hearing;
Delays in psychomotor skills development.

Archer is a 5-year-old boy living in an Eastern European baby home. Short, smiling and calm, Archer’s main diagnosis is atypical childhood autism.  He does not speak, but he pronounces sounds and syllables, and he performs stereotypical movements. Archer loves to be alone, and her prefers angles, areas near the window, mirror or door.

Physically well-developed, Archer’s height and weight are normal for his age. He walks by himself, improving his balance. He also climbs, going up and down stairs held by a hand. He can easily open doors.

Archer eats with a spoon, drinks from a cup and goes to sleep by himself. He is not potty trained.

Archer makes short-term contacts with the children he knows by touching them with a hand or pulling their clothes gently.

He prefers to play with music toys that have buttons, which he pushes to release the music by himself.

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

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Nora

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

Listed: April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Seamus

Boy, born 2017

Down Syndrome, atrial septal defect, other hydrocele

Listed: April 2017

Such a gift to have this baby listed at such a young age!

$22.50 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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Titus

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (ASD, VSD, and PFO) for which he has had surgery, and anal atresia, for which he has had at least one surgery.

Listed: Dec 2017

Titus is an adorable little boy who was born in January of 2012. He has lived with a loving foster family, sponsored by Love Without Boundaries, since he was a baby. Titus loves fun activities like riding bikes, swimming, and exploring nature’s treasures. He is especially good at playing ball and has quite the arm! Titus is said to be a cuddle bug and loves snuggling on his foster mother’s lap for story time or curling up near his foster brother, Timothy. He is also very fond of his foster family’s dog! Titus’ foster family says that he delights in pleasing others and is an awesome little helper around the house. He can often be found “serving” dinner to his foster siblings in the evenings. One day he cleaned up everyone’s shoes without being told. Titus is growing in independence and can even make his own jam sandwich for breakfast. His foster family says that he is quick to share toys and treats with his friends and gets along well with everyone. He loves playing with the other children, but is also very good at entertaining himself. Like all little boys, he has developed a fondness for electronics, including this keyboard. Titus is developing a very good receptive vocabulary and often surprises everyone with how much he understands. He continues to work on building his expressive vocabulary and was said to be learning to say new words each week.

Someone who met him said: “Titus is a spunky boy who knows what he wants. The first day, he led me around the playground to different pieces of equipment and wanted me to use them. When he was ready for me to be done, he let me know and took me to another piece. I heard an emphatic “no” when what I wanted to do was not what he wanted me to do. It was a joy to watch him interact, talk, use sign language, and play with his foster brothers and sister. Not only did they color and play with moon sand together, they had some pretend play with a toy cellphone. One would “take pictures” and then show the others. Titus’s sensitive side came out on the day of the birthday party. There was a butterfly that had died in the courtyard and he found it. The lady who was with him called to me to come tell him that the butterfly was dead and it couldn’t fly anymore. I signed “dead” and “no fly” to him and was on the receiving end of the most pitiful look. He then turned all boy and stomped on it. He was all smiles later in the afternoon when I surprised him around the curve of the slide as he was going down.”

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Titus’ adoption with his current agency.

$9.00 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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Roger

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
atrial septal defect
other disorder of nervous system

 

Listed: May 2017

Sweet baby boy!!

$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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Kellen

Boy, born 2017

congenital malformation of the corpus callosum,
congenital hydrocephalus
ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect
congenital talipes calcaneovarus
bilateral inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia
polysyndactyly
preterm

Sweet baby boy!

$22.50 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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LEIA

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Beautiful Leia! This sweet little lady has grown and developed well over the years.

Leia is a friendly girl, eagerly greeting those she knows. She does have some wariness among strangers, though. She has good self-care skills, including feeding herself and washing her hands. She helps with simple chores, and also speaks in sentences. Her favorite thing to do is draw. Staff reports that she has a great capacity to learn. At her facility, Leia receives therapy for language and motor skills twice daily.

UPDATE: April 2016
Leia is a pretty girl who was very eager to come play when our staff visited in April 2016; she hovered nearby while they talked with other children trying to patiently wait her turn! She is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and they learned from staff that she had surgery for a heart murmur in 2014. They observed nystagmus but the caregivers report it doesn’t seem to affect her vision in daily life. She also has some facial paralysis on her left side, but this was already the case when she came to the orphanage so they don’t know the cause. She was very focused when playing with the toys, and quickly figured out the stacking cups. She did fairly well on the shape sorter, though sometimes she had to try a few times to find the right match. She needed to be looking directly at the lid with the shape holes (straight on) in order to use it. She receives lessons at the orphanage, and is able to point to some colors when asked, but can’t yet count. She tries to put words together in sentences, though her speech isn’t clear. She gets along well with other kids, and loves to hold the babies!

$22.50 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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Tabatha

Girl, born late 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Tabatha came into care shortly after birth. She has Down syndrome, but no other health issues are noted in her file. In October 2017 Tabatha could roll over and pick up small objects with help. She would visually follow a sound. She is described as a quiet baby girl who likes to listen to music and enjoys bath time.

$67.50 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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Jimmy

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Jimmy came into care when he was less than two weeks old. He has Down syndrome, but no other medical concerns are noted in his file. In June 2017 Jimmy could sit with support, roll himself over, and crawl on his tummy to reach a toy. He likes to play with people and he likes hugs. He cries and laughs easily. Jimmy is an active little guy who especially enjoys toys that make sounds or glow.

$22.50 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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Addie

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Addie is a darling little girl with Down syndrome. She has been living at the orphanage since she was less than one month old. Addie can walk alone, go up and down stairs by herself and run fast! She is a bright little girl who is curious about her surroundings. She attends school and she likes to imitate adults. She can draw with a pen, eat with a spoon, wash her hands by herself, and help set up the table and meal times. She likes to give her doll a bath, imitating her caregivers. Her language is delayed and she communicates what she wants with gestures. This affectionate little girl likes to be held and smiles happily when her caregiver carries her. Her caregivers and teachers think she is adorable! The agency has video available.

$22.50 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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Beatrice

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Beatrice came into care when she was about one year old. She has Down syndrome, but no other medical concerns are noted in her file. Beatrice can walk and run steadily and climb the stairs on her own. She can follow instructions, draw with a pen, and loves all kinds of toys. This cute little girl has a ready smile and giggles often. She likes to give kisses to her friends and plays games with them. She is described as a curious, active and adorable little girl. Video available from the agency.

$116.74 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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Johnas #

Age: 2016

Diagnosis: Premature, Cerebral Palsy, Craniosynostosis

Listed: Dec. 2017

Johnas lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe.  His diagnoses include:  Low weight at birth (prematurity 2nd degree); Infantile cerebral palsy (spastic quadric paresis); Mixed craniostenosis; Syndrome of the congenital anomalies affecting predominantly the facial area; Facial dysmorphism; Delay in the neuro-psychologial development.  His birth mother’s Wasserman test was positive however, Johnas is negative. 

Johnas started fixing his stare and reacting to sounds when he was 2 and a half months old. He started sitting independently when he was one year and two months old.  The support of his legs and the control of his head have improved. He can turn from his back to his belly. He can stand and sit independently by holding on to the bars of his crib. He can hold toys in his hands and tries to clap.

Johnas maintains eye contact and recognizes faces, sounds and the tone of speech.  He is not interested in activities/objects for a long period of time. His emotions are appropriate (cry, laugh, agitation).  He laughs out loud when teased and will imitate and pronounce combinations of sounds and syllables. Johnas interacts with the children and does not prefer one staff member over another. He likes music, toys, and watches the way they move, and he eats pureed food with a spoon.

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

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Sidney #

Age: 2015

Diagnosis: Low birth weight, Cerebral Palsy, Deafness

Listed: Dec. 2017

Sidney is 2 ½ years old and resides in Eastern Europe. Her current diagnoses include low weight at birth (3rd degree); Post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus; VPA; Infantile cerebral palsy (spastic quadric paresis); Deafness in the left ear and highly reduced hearing in the right ear; Delay in the neuro-psychological development.

          Sidney is very active!  She moves around by turning or pushing herself. She does not have good leg support when placed in a walker. She reaches out to toys, grabs them and manipulates with them for long periods of time. She purposefully hits the toy on a hard surface.

          Sidney has a good emotional state. She initiates contact with adults and is happy when seeing familiar people enter the room. She pronounces continuous combinations of sounds.  Sidney falls asleep easily and her sleep is peaceful. The child is calm when bathed or dressed/undressed. She is fed by an adult, but she is picky!

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

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Isaac #27-69

Isaac JeremyUpdate: 2017

Diagnosis:  Craniosynostosis with microcephalus; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Suspected atrophy of the visual nerve on both eyes; Delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development.

Isaac is a sweet little boy living in an Eastern Europe orphanage. He suffers from craniostenosis, cerebral palsy, spastic quadric paresis, atrophy of both eyes, and delay in the physical and neuropsychic development. He cannot sit without support or turn between his stomach and back. There is little support in the legs. Isaac doesn’t have an attention span and doesn’t focus on his surroundings. He reacts to touch but doesn’t when verbally addressed. He doesn’t understand speech but sometimes makes sounds. Isaac is mostly calm and smiles. He doesn’t interact with the children and adults around him.

Isaac There is little reaction with toys and no playing when in his possession. Peter is completely dependent on the help of the staff .

Listed: June 2015

Condition after a brain hemorrhage. Cyst in the left cerebral hemisphere. Microcephaly. Spastic quadriparesis. Cryptorchidism. Anemic syndrome. Behind in his neuro-psychical development. When put on his belly or held, he keeps his head up. He slightly turns to one side but doesn’t turn independently from back to stomach and vice versa. He doesn’t try to sit up and doesn’t get up to a standing position. He doesn’t have good support in his legs. He starts after loud sound but doesn’t turn his head to the direction of the sound. He listens to the speech of adults. He doesn’t look at an adult leaning over him. He doesn’t follow with a look moving objects or people. He reacts to touch. He is calm and doesn’t cry without reason. He reacts positively to interactions and laughs loud. Photos and videos from June 2015 are available through the agency.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Petey

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed Dec 2017

Petey is a precious little boy who will be three years old at the end of this year. He can sit, walk back and forth against the bed rails, and drink water from a bottle. He likes to play with rattles and stuffed animals. Petey smiles at familiar people and makes good eye contact with people speaking to him. He laughs when teased by his caretakers and responds when others ask for things. Petey understand instructions such as sit up, stand up, and lie down when it’s time to have his diaper changed. He follows directions and plays happily with kids next to him. He has good imitating abilities and likes to babble and shake his body to the music. Petey was born with down syndrome and beta thalassemia minor (carrier, but not transfusion dependent).

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Petey’s adoption 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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Shelbie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Shelbie is a 3.5-year-old sweetie who can sit, stand against the bed rails, and drink water from a bottle. She can make eye contact with people when called and can feed herself biscuits. She is cooperative for diaper changes and likes to play with rattles and stuffed toys. Shelbie laughs happily when someone plays with her and is described by her caretaker as cute and chubby. Shelbie was born with down syndrome and she has delays that are typical to her condition, but also typical delays of a child who is living in an orphanage. Shelbie really needs a family to love on her and provide her with the resources she’ll need to thrive!

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Shelbie’s adoption with her current agency.

$9.00 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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Caryn #

Girl: 2012

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Caryn is a cute  little girl who is living in a baby home in Eastern Europe.

Most of the time, Caryn is calm, especially when she is in the playroom. When somebody pays attention to her, she laughs loudly. Caryn totally depends on the care of others. She sleeps peacefully and stays calm when getting dressed and bathing. She has cerebral palsy and needs specific care, though she has no severe deficit in terms of physical activity.

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

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Hollie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Meet Hollie! Hollie will be 4 years old in January. She came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old. She has Down syndrome, and according to her medical she has dextrocardia (a rare heart condition in which your heart points to the right side of your chest, instead of the left side). However, there are no medical reports, test results, etc., in her file to support this. We will ask for more information. Hollie has the motor delays typical in kids with Down syndrome. She also has strabismus (crossed eyes) so often seen with Down syndrome. Hollie loves to play, loves to listen to music, and is a generally happy little one. Hollie needs a family, and the therapies that will help her reach her full potential.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward her agency fees for a qualified family. Hollie is waiting for you!

$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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Tabitha

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Tabitha loves to dance along to music! She can walk, run, feed herself, use words for her needs, and take her shoes on and off. Tabitha has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Her file notes that she is receiving balance training and massage therapy at the orphanage. Her caretakers are very fond of her and hope that she will be in a forever family soon. They describe her as cheerful, playful, and adorable! The agency has additional photos and videos available.

Tabitha’s current agency has an extremely generous grant of $10,000, to offset the expenses 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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Kieran

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Spinal meningocele, delayed psychomotor development

This sweet boy was born in March 2014 and is diagnosed as having post-op meningocele and weak lower limbs. He has seen many of his friends find families through adoption and he wants to be adopted and have a forever family too. He will soon see two more friends go, including one foster sister he is very close with who will soon be living in Illinois.

Watch him in action! He does not let his need slow him down!
https://youtu.be/ArAIQ_dqM2w
https://youtu.be/5UYOLgoTTTs
https://youtu.be/MGfCmujV3CM
https://youtu.be/AQlft2pWdJE
https://youtu.be/H0sf_o2-O-8

AN UPDATE FROM OCTOBER 2017 SAYS:  Although his lower limbs are weak, he can walk with the aid of walking apparatus. He can crawl normally.

A REPORT FROM OCTOBER 2015 SAYS:  He is an active and smart boy who has a ready smile. He is gregarious and quick to respond. He likes playing with kids of his age or older kids. Older kids would protect this cute and handsome boy. He is good at imitating, he would participate actively in group activity, follow older kids and caretakers, follow to sing songs and imitate actions. He is smart and strong, learns fast, tries to solve problems. He is fond of music, has good rhythm, would shake his body with music rhythm. He is obstinate sometimes, he would be irritated or cry if he could not get toys he likes. He has a favorite caretaker, he would cuddle with her or lean on her when he was ill. He likes outdoor activities, he would crawl around happily and interact with others. He likes to play retainer toys, blocks, puzzles, sometimes participate games of elder kids, play interacting games with elder kids.

He has good language development, often babbles, could say two words together such as older brother, older sister, aunt. He could imitate adults to speak, understand simple instructions and follow, can climb on 3-4 stairs, point nose and ears rightly.

Every morning, he takes part in group activity including rehabilitation, recognition, hand-made, drawing and scribble, take part in outdoor activity in the afternoon when weather permits. He has bonded with his caretakers and all of his caretakers love him.

$945.00 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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Jojo

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Jojo is a cute little guy!  He can sit, but is quite delayed developmentally. He likes to suck his fingers and play with toy rattles and stuffed animals. He drinks water from a bottle. Jojo will look at someone speaking to him and will grasp their hand and play. He laughs happily when you hold his hands and play with him. Jojo sometimes babbles. He sits well when being fed and cooperates when having his diaper changed. He really needs a family that can meet him where he’s at and help him grow and develop with the love, good nutrition, therapies, and resources a forever family can provide.

$5000 is available as a grant from Jojo’s 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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Terrence

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Sweet little Terrence was born with down syndrome and has mild tricuspid regurgitation, but an otherwise normal heart. Terrence is an active boy who is curious about new things, observing them carefully and trying to touch anything he can to see what he can learn about it. He can walk independently and will say hello to familiar people. Terrence can also say aunt and elder sister, but not clearly. When he’s super excited, he’ll scream. He loves being teased by his caretakers and waves to say goodbye to people. When he’s playing happily, he’ll show everyone his big smile. Terrence is able to drink water from a bottle and feed himself biscuits. He understands simple instructions from caregivers, such as throw the trash away or sit well and eat your food. If he sees any child not behaving well, he will be sure to get the nanny’s attention! Terrence enjoys playing with toys such as rattles and blocks.

Terrence has a $5000 grant available 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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Zander

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Zander is a cutie; he has been going to school inside the orphanage. He has been working hard in physical therapy and has improved his balance significantly. He is able to run and jump now. Zander can hold a pen to draw on the writing board and he can do some fine motor activities, such as beading, holding small objects, etc. Zander can eat food without help and he can put on and take off his shoes independently. He is cooperative with dressing, as he does need some help. Zander’s language and cognition are significantly delayed. He is much more like a 3-4 year old in that aspect. Zander is described by his caretakers as cute and they say he gets along well with the other children in his class. Zander likes to go to class, participate in activities, and play games with other children. Zander needs a loving and supportive family who can give him more direction, encouragement, and services he needs to continue to progress.

$5000 grant available from his current agency! The agency has videos available, too.

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

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Griffin #

Boy: 2012

Griffin is diagnosed with global developmental delays, atypical autism, Strabismus, Asthma and Celiac disease.

Griffin is a boy who loves playing hide-and-seek. He hides behind the door, and when he is found, he laughs and stamps his feet. Griffin lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe.

In addition to hide-and-seek, Griffin is interested in musical animations and copies the actors’ movements. He is physically well developed. He has good coordination of his hands and feet, walks without falling, and can run, as well. Griffin has no problem climbing up and down stairs when holding an adult or the railing.

He can play with cubes by putting them in and taking them out of a cup, but he has some problems manipulating smaller objects. His asthma is well managed by medication. Griffin eats well and sleeps calmly and quietly.

Griffin cannot eat and dress by himself yet, but he does try.

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

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Jessie #

Girl: 2015

Jessie has been diagnosed with Microcephaly, Strabismus, Epilepsy and global developmental delay, but she is showing great progress.  She is a joyful, calm and positive  little girl who is growing up in a foster family in Eastern Europe.

Whether she is meeting new people or at home, Jessie is calm and laughs easily. There is no unjustified anxiety. She expresses appropriate emotions in social contacts with other children and verbalizes positive emotions through sounds and syllables.

Jessie is a warm and cuddly little girl.  She knows how to charm other people and receives lots of attention. Jessie has some issues concerning her general motor skills, but she is showing great progress. She can move using a walker, but she is starting to take a few steps with support, too. She has tremendous power in her legs, and the specialists think she will soon start running around.

Jessie  is receiving support and interventions from specialists (therapist and psychologist) in the local community.

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

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Margaret #

Girl: 2016

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy

Margaret was born with some complications and has been diagnosed with Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Strabismus and Epilepsy. She had to receive help when eating, and she continues to use a G-tube at the moment when she eats.

Margaret is a warm and cuddly little girl. Almost 2-years-old, Margaret knows how to charm her caregivers, and she receives lots of attention. She is currently living in a baby home in Eastern Europe.

Margaret was born with some complications. She had to receive help when eating, and she continues to use a G-tube at the moment when she eats.

Music and musical toys make Margaret very happy, which she expresses by smiling and making baby sounds. Margaret has global delays and receives support and intervention from specialists in the orphanage.

 

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

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Allison #

Girl: 2008

Diagnosis: Developmental Delay, Speech Delay

Allison is a beautiful, giggly  girl who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe.

Allison is an active child. She runs, jumps, catches a ball with two hands or kicks it with a leg, and climbs and descends stairs with the support of a railing. Allison likes to connect with others, is interested in other children, and includes them in her games. She enjoys playing with dolls and likes to show others all her toys.

Allison enjoys the extra attention she receives from her foster parents.

Allison is physically healthy. She is eating well, and her weight and height are catching up with the standards for her age. She has some developmental delays that her caregivers attribute to early neglect and lack of stimulation. Allison has difficulty pronouncing some words, and her learning is below the norm for her age. She was in first grade last school year, and the foster family said she loves to go to school.

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

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DeeDee

Girl, born 2014

 

HIV
renal hypoplasia – unilateral
spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

DeeDee has such beautiful eyes!

 

$6.30 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!

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Desmond

Boy, born 2016

Down Syndrome

 

 

$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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Davie

Boy, born 2007

Down syndrome
ventricular septal defect
astigmatism
Other specified extra-pyramidal and movement disorders
valgus deformity

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

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Desi

Boy, born 2017

Congenital hydrocephaly, (subcompensated); atonic-astatic syndrome
umbilical hernia; inguinal hernia; mild myopia; average hypermetropia; astigmatism
heart murmur

 

$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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Ernest

Boy, born 2013

Arnold chiari syndrome
flaccid paraplegia
anemia

 

$103.50 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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Pavel

Boy, born 2017

Frontol Encephalocele
Congenital Hydrocephalus
Spina Bifida

 

$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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Zane

Boy, born 2016

Kidney Agenesia

 

Such a sweet beautiful boy!  Zane will be available in the beginning of 2018!

 

$22.50 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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Gabriel

gabriel1Boy, born 2012
spina bifida (had surgery) urine and rectal incontinence

Gabriel can sit down by himself and he can walk.

 

Gabriel was unavailable for a while due to paperwork issues, but that’s all cleared up, and he’s available for adoption!

$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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Ernie and Johnny (L)

Ernie:  2003

Ernie wants to be adopted and wants to live in a family with his brother Johnny. He attends a special school for children with speech developmental problems. His educational success is at the average level. Ernie lives at the school and every other weekend he comes home to the child the care institution. At the child care home, he gets along very well with staff members as well as with children. Other children like him very much. He communicates easily, is friendly and sincere. During free time he likes to get into sports. He participates in the athletic activities. Ernie needs intensive speech therapy and special education teacher‘s services.

 

 

 

 

 Johnny: boy  2005

Johnny attends a special needs school with speech therapy. He is diagnosed with special educational needs and incapability due to an intellectual disorder and he has specific speech development due to an intellectual disorder. He has difficulty understanding time, does not work independently and has difficulty concentrating. At the care home, Johnny has good relationships with other children and he tries to follow the rules. Johnny behavior depends on his emotional state and mood. Sometimes he has anger attacks and usually when his wishes or requests are not appropriate. His hygiene skills are minimal. He needs an ongoing reminding and control. During the free time Johnny likes to play with computer and table games.

 

 

The biological mother has a mild mental disability and behavior disorder which requires attention and treatment. She is abusing alcohol and the children were left without care.

*** 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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Howie

 

Boy, born 2015 PRC
Down syndrome

Howie is a darling baby boy! He has the motor delays common with Down syndrome, but is developing well. Howie was born with polydactyly of the thumbs on both hands, which has been surgically corrected. Howie is sweet, cuddly and likes to babble. He is described as gentle and smiley. Some lucky family is going to call him their son – is that your family?

Howie’s current agency is offering a $2000 fee reduction for his adoption!

$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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Adelyn

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Adelyn is a precious 6-year-old girl who joined a foster family when she was a year and a half. Adelyn is close to her foster mother and plays with her foster brother. She can jump, go up and down stairs on her own, catch a ball, and skip. She speaks in sentences, understands concepts such as in and out or big and small, and can she can count to ten. Adelyn can be stubborn at times, but she can also follow directions and help out with chores. She loves to sing and dance. Adelyn was born with down syndrome, but has no other medical needs. This sweet girl is full of personality and ready to come home to her forever family!

Adelyn has a $5,000 agency grant for her 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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Jenna

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

It is impossible not to smile when looking at pictures of Jenna! She has got character too! In a very recent update, Jenna’s caretakers described her as happy, outgoing, and active. Jenna was brought into care when she was almost 4 months old. The staff gave Jenna a name representing their good wishes that she would be beautiful, optimistic, happy, and healthy. Jenna was assessed and no medical conditions were found. Jenna does have down syndrome. It is shared that Jenna is a healthy child, who rarely gets sick. At 12 months of age, she was raising her head, turning over, grasping at toys, and sitting upright with support. She enjoys watching television, and is a gregarious child. Jenna’s updated pictures and videos show that she is a very flexible little lady. Jenna would absolutely thrive with the individualized care and attention of a family!

$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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Audree

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down’s syndrome; postoperative congenital heart disease(CHD) and postoperative umbilical hernia

Audree’s caregivers say that she is a very cute girl who likes smiling, and that she is also very smart! Audree’s primary nanny is retiring in December and she’d love nothing more to know that Audree has a forever family coming for her! She hopes she’ll find a wonderful family who will have their heart melted like chocolate by this angel’s smile the same way it does for her every single day!

December 2017 Update:
Audree is healthy. She is not potty trained yet, as none of the kids work on potty training in First Hugs. The staff has not tried. She is very laid back and easy going. Once she knows you, she is quick to smile. Otherwise, she is wary. She loves her nanny fiercely, but shares her with others. Her nanny will be retiring at the end of the year. Yes, she is very well behaved and obedient! She is sweet and easy going. She cannot walk yet independently. She can pick up a ball. She needs a family and therapy to work on her walking. As for fine motor skills, she has no opportunity to color, but she can pick toys up. She is not attending school. She is super attached to one special nanny who adores her right back. You can even see the relationship in pictures. She will need a family to work more on social skills. She interacts with the nannies, but is happy just to watch the other kids. She is not taking any medications. She cannot feed herself yet, but we have not tried to teach her. She doesn’t know any English and is not aware of the concept of adoption. She loves to be with her nanny, with other people who connect with her, and to play with balls.

The agency has several videos available! There’s a $5000 grant available for Audree’s adoption through her current agency.

$18.90 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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Stella Mae

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (ASD)

Stella Mae is an absolutely darling girl who just recently turned 3 years old. She has the cutest little personality that you can see in her must-watch videos. Stella lives with a foster family and likes to follow her foster grandmother around wherever she goes! Stella is an active and extroverted little girl, who loves to listen to music, play with colorful toys, and play interactive games. She is also a good eater, and sleeps well through the night. Stella is a sweet and smiley girl who was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD, for which she has already had surgery to correct. She is ready to come home and be the light of her family’s life!

The agency has several videos available! There’s a $5000 grant available for Stella’s adoption through 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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Suzy

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Suzy, just over 2.5 years old, was abandoned at about six months old. She is a cute, active, and outgoing girl who gets along with other children and has fun with them. She loves listening to music and playing musical toys, knitting wool, and playing with balls and small toys. She understands adults’ expressions, follows simple instructions, and expresses her needs. She can’t yet feed herself, speak words, or stand by herself or run, and doesn’t have bowel/bladder control, but she is described as only “slightly delayed” compared to other children her age. We are working to place Suzy through our Down Syndrome Initiative, where our entire agency fee is waived, and her orphanage is willing to reduce their donation from her adoptive family. Could this sweet girl with a ready smile be your daughter?

Suzy’s current agency has waived ALL AGENCY FEES!

$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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Paxton

Girl, born Nov 2002

Paxton is a wonderful, kind teenager who would love to be in a family. PAXTON IS AGING OUT SOON!

Paxton has congenital tricuspid atresia. She had a bi-directional Glenn Shunt in 2007 and TCPC surgery with fenestration on 23-Dec-15. Prior to the 2015 surgery she had poor circulation which has caused clubbing in her fingers and toes. When waiting for surgery, her oxygen levels were low and were not supplying to her extremities well. This clubbing is purely aesthetic and does not affect function in any way. Prior to her surgery, Paxton had trouble going up and down stairs and had swelling in her legs. This is no longer the case post-surgery. Paxton is very active. She loves to ride her bike and jump on the trampoline.

Paxton’s heart condition is very stable. She is on two maintenance meds with therapeutic response. She requires monthly blood tests as one med is a blood thinner but if she were adopted she would likely have access to meds available in other countries that would not require this. Paxton is very well liked by her peers. She is in third grade at school, due to a very late start, but she enjoys going to school and appears intellectually normal.

$5000 agency grant available for Paxton!

*** 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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Fletcher

Fletcher was born in November 2015 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, an Arnold-Chiari malformation, and an unspecified GI condition. His development is delayed.

Little information is available at this time, but additional details can likely be obtained for a serious family that submits a letter of inquiry for this child. One trip of 15 to 21 days. Married heterosexual couples and single heterosexual women only permitted by this country.

Both married parents must travel. Single unmarried heterosexual women welcomed.

$36.00 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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Lola

Lola was born in November 2015. She has Down Syndrome and a heart defect that has been surgically corrected. She has also been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and an unspecified adrenogenital dysfunction.

A family interested in this child would have to send a letter of introduction to her country and, if given preliminary approval, we may be able to obtain additional information about Lola.  Country requires one trip of 15 to 21 days.

Both married parents must travel. Single unmarried heterosexual women welcomed.

$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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Wilder

Wilder was born in February 2013 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida (surgically addressed) and hydrocephalus (shunt placed). Wilder sits independently, but appears to be wheelchair bound and requires an additional procedure (achillotomy) on his legs. He is developmentally delayed.

Little information is available at this time, but additional details can likely be obtained for a serious family that submits a letter of introduction for this child. Country requires one trip of 15 to 21 days.

Both married parents must travel. Single unmarried heterosexual women welcomed.

$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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Samantha (L)

Girl, born 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

Listed: 2017

 

Samantha is an adorable two year old girl born with Down syndrome. The redness in her cheeks is caused by allergies.  She smiles and has started walking on her own. She copies everything others do and smiles constantly.

 

$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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Wyatt

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

UPDATE April 14 2017: According to Wyatt’s foster mom he is a sweet boy who loves helping with chores. He is curious about everything and loves to explore! His favorite things are hugs, playing with other kids, music and dancing!

Wyatt was the orphanage favorite and now he is charming his foster family!

It is no surprise that all the Nannies love Wyatt! He is social and engaging. He can’t wait to great his favorite nannies when he sees them! Wyatt is content when playing by himself, but he lights up when he has a pal to play with and he regularly seeks out other children or the Nannies to engage in a game. Wyatt was born with Down Syndrome. A few weeks ago Wyatt moved into a foster home and has settled in quickly! He loves his foster father and follows him around imitating him. Wyatt is walking, jumping and climbing stairs independently. His fine motor skills are excellent too. Wyatt is not a big talker but has a small list of words he uses clearly. He has a great memory and is learning so much!

Wyatt is an affectionate little boy. Are you ready to fill his world with love and hugs?

Families qualify for a $7,500 grant through 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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Hope Eloise

Girl, born August 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (repaired)

Hope is ready to give hugs!

Adorable Hope is a delightful little girl. She has a sweet, and gentle disposition. Hope eagerly engages with familiar people and is often smiling or letting out a big belly laugh in delight. But she’s no push over! If she sees a toy she interested in she’ll quickly go after it. Hope was born with Down syndrome and is delayed in all areas of development. She has a heart defect that was successfully repaired. Hope often has a smile on her face when she is listening to music. Her caregivers cherish this little girl who affectionately gives them hugs and kisses.

We can only imagine the joy Hope will bring to the right family!

 

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

$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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Rocky #

Boy: 2011

Rocky is a calm, pleasant  boy who lives in a group home in Eastern Europe. He is attached to his caregivers and responds well to them.

Although Rocky was born premature and with low birth weight; cerebral palsy; and speech, motor and cognitive delays, he is making good progress in his physical therapy and other supports. He can walk with minimal support, and his fine motor skills are also improving

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

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Norton #

Boy: 2012

Norton is a boy who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe. He loves to play with other children and particularly likes to play with musical toys and cars. He also likes to paint using watercolor paints. He manages to play games for a long time, and he likes to help around the household.

Norton is in good health and is stronger than typical of his age. He can independently move larger items, including furniture. He loves to run and jump, and he knows how to roll over forward and squeeze in narrower spaces. Like many 5-year-old boys, Norton brushes his teeth twice a day. He can tell others when he needs to go to the restroom, and he eats with great appetite. He naps for two hours in the afternoon and sleeps peacefully at night.

His short-term and long-term memories function at a good level, and Noah can easily remember things related to the lifestyle, as well as past events related to pleasant or unpleasant memories.

Although he has been diagnosed with hyperactive disorder, mild mental disability and a speech delay, Norton has shown progress in his development. He understands everything that is required of him, executing commands correctly. He is persistent in his demands, but he understands when he has violated rules, and he does not oppose correction.

Norton chatters a lot, but he is incomprehensible. He repeats syllables he hears, and he uses gestures to help him communicate with others and make them clearly understand what he wants or wants to do. Norton is working with therapists to improve his speech abilities.

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

 

 

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Boothe #

Boy: 2011

Boothe is a calm, pleasant, boy who was raised by his birth family for nearly two years until he was abandoned. In 2013, he was placed in the Baby Home for orphans in Eastern Europe. He is attached to his caregivers and responds well to them.

Boothe was diagnosed with cerebral palsy – quadriparesis, and he has been experiencing delays in his neuro-psychological development.

He expresses his joy by erratically clapping his hands and by making noises. He takes several steps when held by the hand. When he is very close to a caregiver who lifts him up to face level, he laughs and pats her with his hand to express his joy and to study her face.

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

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Magee #

Boy: 2004

Magee is a  boy who is living in a Child Center in Eastern Europe. Magee witnessed other adopted children from the child’s center moving abroad with their new families. To be adopted and have his own family and home is his greatest dream.

Magee is physically well developed for his age, but he has some developmental delays attributed to his time living in an orphanage. Magee has a good appetite and can eat by himself. He has established good personal hygiene habits and sleeps peacefully.

Magee demonstrates affection for loved ones. He interacts well with peers and adults and has established friendly relationships with the children from school. Magee likes to go to school and works independently and willingly.

 

B/c we only have this 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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AJ

Boy, born late 2016
CO-6
Down Syndrome, hypothyroidism

Baby AJ will celebrate his first birthday in December. AJ is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and hypothyroidism. He responds to stimulation in his environment and has a good appetite. He prefers the bottle but will also eat meat and pasta.

$2,082.16 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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Jamal #

DOB: 2015

Jamal is a cute, radiant  boy with a big smile who lives in a Baby Home in Eastern Europe.

Jamal needs a loving family to take him out of the orphanage, to take care of him and to help him discover the wonderful world. He smiles when someone plays with him and expresses positive emotions.

Although Jamal has been diagnosed with polymalformative syndrome, inguinal hernia, hypotrophy, and delays in psycho-motor development, he doesn’t let that stop him from finding joy in life. He is interested what is happening around him, and in auditory stimulation he occasionally stops his movements to listen to the adult’s speech. He watches a moving object up to 180 degrees and pays attention for a long time on a musical toy with light indicators.

Jamal is dependent on the care of the caregivers from the Baby Home. He is fed slowly, and he falls asleep by himself and sleeps peacefully. Jamal can hold his head upright, and when supported by an adult, he can stand. He tries to sit alone and loves to play with nearby toys.

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

 

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Ember #

Girl: 2010

Ember is a cuddly, friendly girl who is living in a Child Center in Eastern Europe. She is comfortable with unfamiliar people and is not afraid to initiate contact, vocalizing specific sounds.

She was diagnosed with epilepsy and strabismus but is able to vocalize combinations of syllables and to pronounce a few words. Her caretakers report that the sounds Ember expresses vary depending on her state, needs and desires, and eventually one can recognize what she is saying and can establish a contact with her.

Ember receives developmental therapy in a group for children with special needs, and she is well-oriented in familiar and often repetitive activities. She freely interacts with familiar children and is well accepted among her peers.

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

 

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Alaska #

Girl: 2010

Alaska is a cuddly  girl who loves to receive attention, dance and listen to music. She is currently living with a foster family in Eastern Europe.

Alaska attends a day care center for children with special needs due to a moderate mental disability, but her intellectual development has progressed since she moved from the orphanage to her foster family.

Alaska is in the process of accumulating new ideas and concepts, building habits and self-service skills. Progress has been reported in her speech development and in the process of eating, where she is already able to feed herself without assistance. She also more frequently contacts and plays with the other children.

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

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Rebekah

Girl, born 2006
Apert syndrome, craniosyntosis (frontal skull reconstruction done, midface advance needed, would be best done in the US), syndactyly of feet and hands (fingers surgically separated–has 4 digits on each hand).

Rebekah feeds herself independently and calls people by name. She can identify objects and colours. She is independent in indicating her needs and independent in her self care. She is attending on site school where she can write numbers 1 to 200. She loves counting things. She knows and writes all of her upper and lower case letters. She is reading and writing 3 letter words. She can spell her name.She doesn’t want to miss out on what is happening, she is eager to be a part of the fun. She enjoys sitting with adults and telling stories. She loves to color, draw and write. She is proud to be a helper and to be independent. She is working on pre-vocational skills of washing dishes and sweeping.

Rebekah has a $5000 agency grant offered by a specific grant.

*** 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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Noreen #

Girl: 2002

Diagnoses: hydrocephalus, spina bifida

 

Noreen turned 15 earlier this year.  She lives in Eastern Europe in a group home for children with disabilities.  Noreen uses a wheelchair and needs assistance for some of her needs.  She is not yet fully able to take care of herself however, she has developed good hygiene habits, can dress, undress and feed herself.  She is fun-loving, active and involves herself in many group activities.  She is quiet and kind, approaches others with respect, and exhibits no signs of aggression.  Noreen gets along with her classmates, teachers, and children at the specialized institution.

 

Noreen moves around without help except for her electric wheelchair.  She can catch and throw a ball and any other toy with both hands.  She has normally developed speech and makes complete and logical sentences.  She adapts with ease and can focus well, depending on the environment.  If necessary, she keeps eye contact.  Noreen relates and reacts to music and will sometimes sing! Noreen is easily motivated, smart, kind, respectful, well-mannered, with no signs of any aggression.  She is thirsty for knowledge and has developed a creative personality and good character.

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

*** 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, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

File update available from Jan 2018!  She is well-behaved for her foster family, and considered “high-functioning.”

Luna is a precious girl, born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect-ASD. Her file is rather outdated, but some more recent pictures and videos were available! Her file notes that she went into a foster family on Oct. 31, 2014. She is said to have a good appetite and is close to her foster grandma. At the time her file was prepared, she was rolling over, sitting independently, and learning how to crawl.

Luna was even speaking simple words and knew her name at the time her file was prepared. She smiles at acquaintances, but is afraid of strangers. Luna loves to drink milk and is an active little girl who likes crowded places, listening to music, toys that make sound, and outdoor activities.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Luna’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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Vinnie #

Boy: 2009

Vinnie is a very happy little guy who lives in Eastern Europe. He is very social and possesses basic cognitive abilities such as recognizing objects and understanding and performing simple instructions. Vinnie daily routine includes activities that are tailored to his abilities and specific health needs. Vinnie attends kindergarten and works with a resource teacher. He can hold a pencil correctly and colors when prompted.

Vinnie appears younger than his actual age.  He is allergic to milk and yogurt. He understands he needs to wash his hands and face, and brush his teeth however, his health-hygiene habits are still developing.  He uses the toilet but needs a diaper as he does not yet inform of his physiological needs. Vinnie attempts to dress and undress himself alone but needs help form an adult. He eats independently and has a good appetite.

Vinnie actively looks for attention and physical closeness. His speech and vocabulary are developing. He follows simple instructions and maintains good eye contact. There is no evidence of significant increased impulsivity, aggression or auto-aggression. He follows verbal instructions related to everyday life, likes to listen to music and look at books. His vocabulary has significantly improved, and he says the names of everybody in his surroundings.

 

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

 

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Decklan

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Decklan is an adorable  boy, born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect: VSD. His file is quite outdated, but at the time it was prepared, Decklan could stand with support and walk with one hand being held. His fine motor skills were on target. Decklan was very good at finding sound sources, tracking things with his eyes, and distinguishing strangers from acquaintances. He was doing well at imitating sounds and following simple directions. Decklan could point to all of his body parts and has the most precious laugh when playing. He is described by his caretakers as quiet. smiley, and adorable and is said to like to listen to music and play with toys. He gets along well with other children too.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Decklan’s adoption. An additional special $1,000 grant is being offered between Nov. 1st and December 31st, 2017 for families that sign on and contract during that time period!

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$450.00 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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Alan

Alan-update2Boy, born January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Alan just turned three years old, and although he can stand by himself and crawl all over the furniture, he is not quite yet able to walk. His foster father has been taking him on tricycle rides to strengthen his legs and improve his balance. Alan seems to be enjoying himself immensely!

Alan-update

Alan is speaking some family words such as “mama,”, “uncle,” and “sister” and is learning his colors and how to build a tower. Also, Alan can turn the pages of a book and is quite curious. Based on our reports, we can just imagine this handsome little guy snuggling on the lap of a mom or dad of his very own and read book after book. He will surely be a happy addition to some very lucky family!

Update 2014:
Alan has truly blossomed! He is very smart and also very clever! With his foster mother’s assistance he can count to ten; she is also teaching him colors and shapes. With his new found knowledge, Alan believes he is now a teacher and he can often be found teaching his younger foster sister a school lesson.

One of Alan’s favorite things to do is to play outside. Although he wishes to play outside everyday, he knows when it rains he has to stay inside and always lets his foster mother know this. Alan has great physical strength and he can run and jump. His favorite game to play is hide and seek. Alan is also a little ham and whenever the camera comes out, he will stop what he is doing and pose. He also has some pretty impressive dance moves. As soon as the music starts playing he will start dancing by shaking his hips.

$4,783.00 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!

$4,783.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sean

seansean-2017-1Boy, born 2013
Down Syndrome

Listed May 2015

Video: https://youtu.be/pf5S8vFS6yI

 

$1,544.00 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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Abigail #

Girl,2009

Special needs: moderate mental delay; some evidence of microcephaly; intermittent heterotropia; hyperactive behavior; delayed neuropsychological development; delayed speech development; good physical development; good general health condition; well-developed gross motor skills.

 

Abigail has developed the main self-service skills – she can eat and drink independently. She copes well with the major activities as part of her everyday life, with some support from the adults.

Although her expressive speech is underdeveloped, Abigail produces sounds so as to express her emotions. She seems to understand adults’ speech as she is able to follow simple instructions.

Abigail is radiant and cheerful girl and her mood is mainly positive.

She shows interest in listening to children’s songs, playing with puzzles, and trying to draw.

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

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Aria #

Girl 2007

Special needs: prematurely born in the 28th gestation week, after placental abruption; Infantile cerebral palsy, spastic quadriparesis – severe degree; spastic left side of the body; Glioependymal cyst of the right cerebral hemisphere- condition after surgery; Delayed neuro-psychical development; Severe mental delay; Generalized developmental delay with an active potential to make further progress and develop;

Aria is able to walk by using a mobility aid – a walker. She can go up and down the stairs while holding onto the railings. She can maintain a sitting position while sitting on a chair, even without seat restraints.

Aria is emotionally stable and has adequate emotional responses in different situations. She enjoys being the center of attention.  Aria names animals, fruits and vegetables, counts up to 10, says the alphabet with some help from an adult, and names the children and the staff members by name.  She participates in group activities with other children. She is sensitive to the other person’s emotional state and observes his/her reactions.  Aria enjoys looking at children’s books and recognizes the familiar objects and animals on the pictures.

Area eats common food independently with a small spoon or fork.The child drinks from a cup. Due to her physical disability, she cannot bath herself independently. She goes to the toilet on her own. The child washes her hands and brushes her teeth on her own.

*** 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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Thomas #

 Boy: 2012

Special needs: III degree of prematurity; infantile cerebral palsy; other types of hydrocephalus; hypertrophy of the adenoids; adenoid vegetation III degree; optic nerve atrophy; nystagmus; hemangioma on the right chest; congenital heart malformation – ventricular septal defect and septal defect type foramen ovale /all closed at present/; functional heart murmur; delayed physical development; severe mental delay;

Family history: the child’s biological mother on therapy with methadone during pregnancy;

 

Great improvement is seen in Thomas’ gross motor skills – he now moves in the space independently, sits on a chair and also walks up and down the stairs independently.

Thomas likes receiving adults’ attention and he rejoices and laughs at loud when an adult is tickling him.

Thomas has spent all of his life in institutions so far. He is living in his current group home since May 2016 and the specialists, working there report that he has achieved an amazing progress for a little over an year there. They believe that Thomas has a lot of potential and would progress much further if provided with enough individual attention and loving and caring family environment.

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