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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Jack

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Jack loves playing with other children, and he has his opinions on who are his favorite people. He enjoys watching TV, especially dance and music programs. His favorite toys are the ones that make sounds, and he wants to press the buttons all by himself! He also enjoys going on walks outside. Jack is diagnosed with Down syndrome; his medical exam in January 2016 also noted a heart murmur and diagnosed him with a congenital heart defect, as well as malnourishment. In June his caregivers report that he was in good health, and could sit on his own for a moment and roll over and over quickly. When he recognizes people he waves hello and makes sounds at them. He also likes to speak to himself, and he can play well on his own. Jack is an adorable little guy who needs a family to give him lots of care and attention.

The agency that currently has Jack’s file has a $4000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Vinny #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis. Muscle hypertonia. Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Hydronephrosis 1st degree

 

Vinny is an adorable little boy that is living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He has poor muscle tone and active movements. Coordination is poor as well due to walking on his toes when trying to step (with help). He is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. At the age of 3 months old, he began reacting to sound and looking at objects. Vinny has good control of his head and can roll on his stomach and back. He does not attempt to walk and he has trouble sitting without support. He has spastically increased muscle tone. He does well holding objects but does not pass them hand to hand, but rather to his mouth. Vinny has a good attention span and does well with recognizing individuals. His behavior is calm and very playful when being interacted with. He listens when being communicated with and tries to interact back with syllables and noises. Vinny is a picky eater and very dependent on the work staff.

 

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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Kelton #11-57

Boy: 2013

Listed: 4/2017

Kelton is very curious and is a happy boy most of the time.  He is unable to walk without aid, but he tries to get around when he sees and interesting toy near him, and will grab and play with a toy for long period of time.  This social boy enjoys playing with and receiving attention from other kiddos and his caretakers. He has been diagnosed with Spina bifida and Hydrocephaly.   Precious Kelton is ready to join a loving families that can provide for his needs.

Videos of Kelton are available upon request.

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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Brenna

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome

Brenna is a lovely baby girl who smiles easily. She loves playing outdoors and listening to music. Brenna has Down syndrome, and no other diagnosed health conditions. As of July 2016, she could lift her head and chest up when lying on her stomach, and roll over without any help! If there was a toy nearby, she would roll over to get close to it, and when her hand touched it she smiled victoriously! She eats a wide diet including eggs, noodles, rice, and vegetables, and sleeps deeply. Brenna needs a family to give her lots of love and attention as she grows up!

The agency who currently holds Brenna’s file is offering a $4000 grant.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Annie

Girl, born 2010

mixed specific developmental disorder
congential complete absense of upper limb
astigmatism, hypermetropia
hypertrophy of tonsils

 

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Augustin

Boy, born 2012

disorder of the brain
atrial septal defect
valgus deformity
organic disorder of personality and behavior with cognitive delays

 

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Hailey

Girl, born 2011

minimal brain dysfunction, congenital heart defects, ventricular septal defect

 

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Marissa

Girl, born 2009

mixed specific disorders of psychological development
sensory neural hearing loss (bilateral)

 

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Ryan

Boy, born 2012
CO-1

Ryan has had surgery for cleft lip and and cleft palate. His right ear was amputated due to an infection. He has loss of vision in his right eye.

Listed: April 2017

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Jais

Boy, born 2013
CO-1
Down syndrome

Jais is generally healthy.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Lianne

Girl, born 2014
CO-1
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2017

Lianne is generally healthy.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Hailey and Hugh

Sibling Pair, ages 9 & 6

Hailey has developmental delays and vision issues

Hailey & Hugh need to be together!!

These siblings are unfortunately living apart, as the children are housed by age and gender at the facilities. They miss each other a lot and they’re both always happy to see each other when they can get together. They want to be together long term in the same adopted family.

Hailey is described by her caregivers as mild, positive, vivacious and well-behaved. She’s small for her age, wears glasses and has a small vocabulary. She’s easily distracted but has made great improvement in comprehension. Hailey’s a warm-hearted girl who finds pleasure in helping others. She remembers her birth family but is excited to start a new life with an adoptive family—as long as she isn’t separated from her brother.

Hugh is filled with curiosity about the world, often asking “why?” He speaks well and is reported to cooperative and able to follow rules. Like his big sister, he’s easily distracted but he works hard on his schoolwork. He attends primary school and mixes well with the other kids his age. His caregivers describe him as a good boy, energetic and usually happy. He’s been very clear he wants to be adopted with his sister.

There’s a $4000 grant for families who qualify to help with adoption expenses, available from the agency.  Video is available.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Maggie Mae

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Dwarfism, cerebral palsy

 

This sweet girl needs a family!  Her report says she’s introverted and doesn’t yet speak.  She’s said to show little expression on her face — poor girl needs some loving attention to thrive and reach her full potential.

$310.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

 

 

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Eloise

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome and repaired CHD

Meet Eloise! She is a sweet 2 year old baby girl who has Down Syndrome and post-operative CHD. She smiles easily and likes to be held and bounced to music. She crawls and walks with assistance. She bangs blocks together and can build a small tower.

She feeds herself small finger foods and her favorite food is cake (I’m already imagining a smash cake photo shoot for her third birthday!). This little one likes toys that make sounds and have flashing lights.

Eloise needs a family! She has a $4,000 grant available 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Harlow

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Congenital retinal degeneration, developmental delays

From the agency:
When the update came in, it was hard to read. But I powered through. Until I saw this:

Please describe his/her personalities in detail? No personality
No personality. No personality. I kept reading it over and over again. No personality. This cannot be so. Her referral, from two years ago, describes her as “giggles when she is touched; lovely when she smiles; enjoys that someone accompanies and plays with her.” Now, no personality.

In continuing to read the update, and comparing it to the two year old referral, it is pretty clear that Harlow has been forgotten. She does not go to school. She cannot perform any fine motor skills simply because she cannot see. She cannot perform most gross motor skills simply because she is given no chance to. She spends her days in her crib. Alone.

I am fairly certain that it should not read ‘no personality,’ but instead should read ‘no spirit,’ or ‘lost spirit,’ or ‘crushed spirit.’ It is not her personality that is lacking, but her spirit slipping away. She has been given up on by those around her, and has no other option but to give up on herself.

Harlow lives in dark, quiet solitude. No place for a child. She has lost hope. But we have not. We still see potential. We still see hope. And we will continue to share about Harlow until a family – HER family – sees it too.

The update is concluded with:

Anything else you think the family should know about this child? No
A response laden with hopelessness and doubt. A response lacking any type of love or compassion for this child. This soul whose spirit is in there somewhere, but if she stays where she is, will soon be gone forever.

$211.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Annie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome/CHD (post surgery)

Meet Annie! This sweet and sometimes serious little one recently turned 3 years old. Her file is outdated, so we have requested new info. Annie came into care as a baby, and was found to have Down syndrome, as well as a heart condition. She has received surgery for her CHD, but the surgery report is not in her file. Hopefully, we will know more very soon. We do know Annie is a spunky, active little girl who enjoys playing. She has the delays typical of a child with Down syndrome, so she may require some therapy when she comes home. Annie is an expressive, adorable little girl, who is waiting for her very own 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Rebecca

Girl, born 2014
LA-E3
Down syndrome

Rebecca has a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and has some cognitive delays. She has less muscle tone and strength than other children her age. She can walk well, but is a little wobbly at times. The physical therapist monitors her growth and works with her on exercises and activities to help strength her muscles and improve coordination.

We see improvements every day. Rebecca has transitioned from the baby home to the toddler home. She likes being one of the ‘big kids’ and can feed herself.

Rebecca has an infectious smile and the Tías love asking her for a hug because she will run and jump in their arms for a full body hug! She has a favorite doll with rosy cheeks that she takes with her everywhere, and shows her to everyone. Like any toddler, Rebecca dislikes broccoli. Unlike many toddlers, she does not like to be tickled, and gets angry if anyone tries to make her smile!

$9.90 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Nora

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

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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Olie and Ozzie #1-31

Boys: 2012, 2014
Diagnosis:  Coffin-Lowry Syndrome

Olie and Ozzie live together in the same group at the orphanage. However, the government officials in their birth country have determined that they can be separated and adopted individually if a family steps forward for just one of the boys. The agency’s desire is to keep the brothers together if at all possible.

Olie is the older brother.  He pulls up to a standing position while holding on to steady support and makes steps sideways. He walks held by both hands. From a standing position, he transfers to a sitting position while holding on to a steady support and then carefully eases off his hands. He reaches out to objects, picks up a toy with whole palm and with both hands. He puts a block in a box and knocks two blocks one against the other. He claps with hands. He shows “how big he is”; he gives his hand for “hello” and blows kisses. He pronounces combinations of sounds and coos. He observes the actions of the people around him. He turns his head towards a person who talks to him. He reacts at the change of intonation and timbre of the voice. He differentiates the tone of the speech – angry or friendly tone and reacts with cry to the angry tone. He stops crying and smiles when talked to. He smiles to the attention from an adult. He loves playing peek-a-boo with an adult. He laughs loud when teased or while playing with an adult. He is cautions with strangers. He differentiates between familiar adults and strangers. He picks up a toy given to him and plays with it. He turns when called by his name. He is a calm child with good emotional tone. He interacts with children and adults. He demonstrates positive and negative emotions when contacted. He maintains eye contact. He cheers at the appearance of persons whom he likes. He cheers up when an adult plays with him. He cries when he’s hungry and when the adult leaves. He is bonded to a preferred adult.Olie Ozzie

Ozzie is two years younger than his brother. He can hold his head up when placed on his belly. When picked up he can hold his head for a short period of time. He can turn from his back to his belly. He can sit without support for short period of time. He doesn’t crawl and can not stand up. He can direct his hand towards an object that is close to him and can grab it. He plays with toys for short period of time. His grip is weak. The child’s reaction to light, visual, heat and tactile stimuli are slow. He reacts to sounds by turning his head in the direction the sounds comes from. He can follow objects. He smiles and has positive emotions when interacting with adults and when he is around the rest of the children. He understands the tone the adult speaks with. He laughs when playing pick-a-boo.

Photos and videos from July 2016 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.

Update 2017:

Ozzie

Age: 3

Diagnosis: Familial laden –parents with mental delay and two brothers with hydrocephalus, both of whom passed away and he has brother with the same malformative stigmas and delays as him; Hypotrophy 2nd degree; Inguinal hernia; Facial dysmorphism; Syndrome of Coffin-Lowry; Hydronephrosis 1st degree. Familial Cardiomyopathy; Kyphosis and lordosis; Delays in the neuro-psychological development.

Ozzie is a sweet little boy that just turned 3 years old! He and his brother are currently living in a baby house in Eastern Europe. This child has been hospitalized for various health reasons. Ozzie cannot stand nor walk on his own. He pronounces sounds. His lower body is shorter and decreased muscle tone. He enjoys being around other children and adults. He doesn’t show much emotion and sometimes cries without obvious reason. He requires help with eating and bathing.

Olie

Age: 4

Diagnosis: Familial laden –parents with mental delay and two brothers with hydrocephalus, both of whom passed away; Born at home; Congenital anomalies with predominant affection of the facial area; Coffin-Lowry Syndrome; Congenital cardiac malformation –ventricular septum defect 5 (VSD); Scoliosis and lordosis; Converging strabismus: Delays in the neuro-psychological development.

Olie is an adorable and sweet little boy. He is currently being raised in a baby home in Eastern Europe with his brother. He has been hospitalized a few times for different health reasons. He moves around okay and can pronounce one syllable words. He has minimal muscle tone mostly in his lower body. There is delay in his neuropsychological development. He loves playing with blocks and other toys. He engages well with other children with playing and gets excited when familiar friends come around. Olie gets emotional when he is left or hungry. He is fed by an adult as well as bathed. He sleeps calmly.

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Kelan #

boy: 2004

Listed: April 2017

 

Diagnoses:  Grand Mal seizures; Epilepsy Partialis; brain edema; attachment disorder; Nocturnal Enuresis; learning abilities.

 

Kelan is from Eastern Europe.  He was placed in a baby house shortly after birth and is currently residing in a group home for children.  Kelan’s attention is lacking.  He can concentrate on routine tasks for short periods of time. His memory is not accurate and his thinking process is slow.  Although his vocabulary needs improvement, he understands the meaning of the words used in everyday life.  He does not have good communication skills but he can express his emotions. He often violates the personal space of others. His self-evaluation of himself wavers as sometimes it is too high and other times it is too low. He cannot maintain friendships. He quickly loses interest in the learning process at school and doesn’t follow the rules.

Kelan is a happy and cheerful child!  He is very emotional. He wants to play with the other children but often teases them by taking their possessions and insults them which leads to conflicts. He insults the other children, throws things at them and uses bad words. After a while he calms down. He easily gets upset. Sometimes he overreacts by crying or laughing.  It is important for him to receive approval from adults (including the teachers at school) but does not always comply with requirements. He is affectionate and seeks care from adults. He is not shy and does not feel guilt. He likes to help with the household chores – cooks, cleans, irons. He participates in culinary clubs. He likes to play with the children from the group home. He also likes physical activities: soccer, volleyball, badminton, and riding bikes.

*** 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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Montgomery #

Boy: 2001

 

Diagnoses:  Triventricular internal hydrocephalus; evacuation of a hematoma; Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations (AVM); mild to moderate mental delay.

AGES OUT IN JULY 2017!!!

Listed: April 2017

A family must file the I-800A Immigration application before his 16th birthday

His medical diagnoses include Triventricluar internal hydrocephalus; evacuation of a hematoma; Posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations (AVM); mild to moderate mental delay.  Montgomery’s physical development is normal for his age. His psychomotor development does not  correspond to his age. Montgomery moves around by himself but exhibits some clumsiness in his gait due to the underdeveloped gross motor skills. His fine motor skills are not developed – the coordination between arms and legs is compromised.  Montgomery understands and carries out simple instructions. He maintains adequate eye contact and recognizes familiar people from strangers. His abstract thinking does not correspond to his age and he lacks concentration. He has difficulties in reproducing words and concepts. His memory is short-termed and he has difficulties in storing information related to quantity and time.

Montgomery’s emotional development does not correspond to his age as he has a low degree of emotional intellect. No aggression is observed in his behavior. His frustration level is average having in mind that he is a teenager. Sometimes affected behavior is observed when he is unable to complete a task and often he just refuses to complete a given activity.  Montgomery has problems with articulation and has poor vocabulary. He communicates with his peers and adults via verbal and non-verbal means of communication. He prefers to play individually, but he is also willing to take part in group activities and maintains good relationships with his peers and the staff. He seeks emotional warmth and makes physical contact with the others – taking somebody by the hand and hugging. His speech is hard to understand – he uses short and simple sentences that are badly constructed.  Montgomery is interested in creative activities – modeling and drawing. He is motivated and willing to acquire everyday self-service skills.

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.

More photos/file are available from his 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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Kessler #

Boy 2008

Listed: 4/2/17

Diagnosis:  Infantile cerebral palsy – quadric paresis; Severe to deep mental delay; Delay in the neuro-psychological development.

Kessler lived with his birth parents until he was almost 3-years-old when he was placed in an orphanage.  He currently resides in a group home.

Kessler can turn from his back to his belly and vice versa. He crawls using his hands and can sit when held by his hands.  He can sit with support for a longer period of time. He can reach out and grab a toy. When purposefully looking, he can coordinate the movement of his arms – he can thread rings on a stable axis with help from an adult. His notions and perceptions are not full. He is not oriented in a social environment. His concentration and attention are weak. Sometimes he looks at objects and can follow them. His involuntary attention is better than his active attention as it is hard to attract and to hold. His memory is with reduced volume and short-termed.

Most of the times, Kessler is happy. He seeks approval, attention and love from adults, attention and love. His reactions to positive emotional stimuli are adequate. He is apt to change his mood depending on the circumstances. He is attached to the staff.  Kessler makes undetermined and happy sounds that are the result of other people talking to him. He is communicative and curious.           When he is awake, he spends his time among the other children and interacts with them. He perceives their sounds, touch and reacts by moving his hands, turning his head, making sounds and laughing. He understands poor behavior and will stop unwanted actions.

Kessler can manipulate objects.  He plays with rubber toys, rattles and likes to move a ball in a labyrinth. He holds the toy for a short period of time and bites it. He can look at a toy for longer period if the toy lights up. His sleep is calm. He is dependent on the staff for his basic needs. He is fed by the staff.

 

 

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Troy

Boy, born 2014
PRC
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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Natalya

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Natalya is a gentle baby who rarely cries. Active and curious, she is interested in colorful toys that make noise, and she often reaches her hands out to touch the cartoon characters painted on the wall. She loves being cuddled by her caregivers. Natalya is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and she has no other known health conditions. When she was one year and two months old, she could prop her body up on her forearms, and she was able to roll over. She could grab toys with both hands and hold her bottle to drink. If her caregiver called her name, she would turn, and respond by making noise. She loves listening to music and being outdoors! Natalya needs a family give her lots of attention and care.

The agency who currently holds Natalya’s file is offering a $4000 grant.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Niko

Boy, born 2015
PRC
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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Kenzie

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome; below medium development and nutrition; congenital blepharophimosis syndrome of both eyes; mild abnormity of liver function; CHD: patent foramen ovale

Kenzie is a sweet little girl from China who is a year and a half old. She was born with Down Syndrome and is just the cutest little girl you’ve ever seen! She is described by her caregivers as a sweet, adorable little girl who’s smile is beautiful and heartwarming. She is babbling to communicate her needs and is now able to stand with support. She also is able to hold on to a milk bottle and drink milk without assistance! She is a precious kiddo who would thrive with the love of a forever family.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Penny

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Penny is a positive and outgoing girl who warms up to people quickly. She enjoys playing with other children and dancing to music. Sometimes she pats her caregiver’s shoulder and gives her a kiss – usually because she wants to eat whatever food her caregiver has! Penny is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and she has no other known health needs. When she arrived at the orphanage at two years of age, she could crawl very fast, and shortly after her third birthday she was able to walk by herself. As of October 2016 she can run for a short distance and she can grasp objects. During study period she sits quietly and listens, though she has some trouble concentrating. She understands simple directions, and can point to her eyes, ears, nose and mouth when they are named. Her speech is delayed, but she can say some simple words like “dad” and “aunt.” This friendly little cherub needs a family – one who is willing to share their snacks!

The agency who currently holds Penny’s file is offering a $4000 grant.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Kullen

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome; esotropia of both eyes

 

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Bruno Martin

Boy, born 2013
PRC
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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Austin

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Austin likes to make faces at himself in the mirror, smiling or opening his eyes and mouth wide. A restless and active boy, he is quite interested in new things, and he laughs loudly when he’s happy. Austin is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and he has no other known medical needs. His voice is low, he doesn’t scream or shout, and although he doesn’t yet speak, if he needs something he lets his nannies know by making sounds or crying. His caregivers can easily tell how he feels by the sound of his voice, and he responds appropriately to their facial expressions. When praised he is happy, and when scolded he gets very quiet. By October 2016 he could crawl, sit on his own, and go up and down stairs by holding onto the railing. If Austin doesn’t like something he’ll refuse it by just not moving, and his caregivers all now understand that this means he doesn’t want it! When he sleeps, he sucks on two of his fingers, and his nanny will sneak over later and move his hand out of his mouth once he’s asleep. This cheerful little fellow needs a family who will give him all the care and attention he needs!

The agency who currently holds Austin’s file is offering a $4000 grant.

$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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Bonny

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Bonny enjoys all kinds of toys, but especially loves musical toys, and she wiggles her body to the music! She is a fairly quiet child and doesn’t like noisy places. She loves to be close to people, and wants lots of hugs and kisses. Bonny is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and she has no other diagnosed medical needs. At one year old she could crawl, and she was able to stand and walk while holding the bed railing. As of October 2016 she could stand on her own, and walk alone for 6 or 7 steps. She enjoys playing a hand-clapping game with her nanny, and she loves banging on the toy drums and piano. Her language is delayed compared to peers, but she can make the sounds “da-da” and “ah-ah.” She can also express good-bye and thank you using gestures, and knows how to blow a kiss. Bonny needs a family to give her all the hugs and kisses she asks for!

The agency who currently holds Mabel’s file is offering a $4000 grant.

$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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Catherine

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Catherine is a sensitive little girl who gazes thoughtfully at people when they talk to her. When her caregiver gently touches her on the head, she will call “mama” and smile. Catherine is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and she also had surgery for a heart defect in February 2016. As of October 2016 she could roll over easily and hold herself up when lying on her stomach. When lying on her back she would grab her feet to roll around and play. Her caregivers play a game of catch with her by tossing a pillow back and forth, and she grins gleefully when they tease her. She started babbling at six months old, and at a year and half she could say “mama.” Her favorite toys are the ones that make music! Catherine needs a caring family to help her grow and develop.

The agency who currently holds Catherine’s file is offering a $4000 grant.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Kiara

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, syndactyly of right foot (2 toes fused together); CHD: ventricular septal aneurysm

 

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

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Alfie

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, polydactylism of left hand

Listed: March 2017

 

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

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Stevie

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

 

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

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Locke #

Boy: 2005

Listed: 3/30/2017

 

Diagnosis:   Speech impairment; Mild mental delay; Disorder of the attachment in the childhood, reactive type.

 

Locke was with his birth family until he was 8-years-old when he was placed in a home for homeless children and then placed in a group home, where he currently resides. He started holding eye contact and reacting to sound when he was 2 months old.  He does not display aggressive, nor self-aggressive behavior. He is well intentioned. He likes to receive attention and when feeling neglected he will simulate stomachache or headache. He is emotionally unstable with weak self-control.

 

Locke has a speech impairment – he omits or pronounces the wrong sounds, which makes his speech incomprehensible. He understands the meaning of words but cannot use them correctly. He is respectful to authorities and is selective when communicating with children. He does not follow the social requirements for personal space. He is too trustful towards strangers.

 

Locke enjoys watching cartoons, listening to music, doing puzzles and drawing.  He often refuses to complete different tasks and instructions. He is not interested in learning at school and does not adapt to the requirements.  He can take care of his personal hygiene.  He does not wish to be involved in household chores or keeping his room in order. He needs constant reminders from the staff.

 

 

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.

More photos/file are available from his 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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Branson #

Branson 

Age: 2
Listed: 3/30/2017

Diagnosis: Premature birth, strabismus, reflux, right-sided hemiparesis

Branson is from Eastern Europe.  He was born prematurely at 28 weeks and suffered neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, mother-fetal infection, intraventricular hemorrhage IV degree complicated with porencefal cyst 53/23 mm, pneumonia, retinopathy, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Branson has strabismus, is allergic to Augmentin, and has not received some of his vaccinations due to low birth weight, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and bronchial asthma.  There is no data that the child was ill with any of the typical children’s diseases such as whooping cough, varicella, measles, rubella, parotitis.  There is no data that he has had Tuberculosis, seizures or convulsations, including from fever.  Branson has had bronchopneumonia with acute respiratory insufficiency during autumn-winter and bronchopneumonia dysplasia that evolved in bronchial asthma.  Videos are of available of this child.

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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Katie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 30, 2017

Meet Katie! She is an active and adorable little one. Katie arrived at the orphanage when she was almost 1 year old. She has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She does have the delays expected with Down syndrome, as well as strabismus of one eye. Katie is playful, happy, and full of energy. She has been with a foster family since 2015, where she has progressed in her motor skills. Katie loves toys, and her favorite activity is “interaction”! Katie is waiting for her family to come and take her home!

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Lena

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 30, 2017

Meet Lena! She is a huggable and oh-so-sweet little girl who is 2 years old! Lena has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She lives at the orphanage, and has not received as much help with her development as she should. While motor and speech delays are expected with little ones who have Down syndrome, early intervention can really help. Lena is quiet, happy, and a very lovable little one. In fact, her report states she loves hugs! She needs a family soon, and the therapies required to help her with her speech and motor skills. Lena 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Minerva #

Girl: 2010

Epilepsy, moderate special needs

 

Minerva is a 6 year old girl looking for a loving home. She enjoys playing by herself but will jump in and play with other children, especially when there is running involved! She has been diagnosed with epilepsy and some moderate special needs, but workers note that they see improvements in her development.

 

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

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Gaston #

Boy: 2010

Diagnoses:  Infantile cerebral palsy – severe spastic quadric paresis; Delays in the neuro-psychological development.

Gaston is from Eastern Europe. He was born 20 days prematurely and lived with his birth parents for 2 years and then placed in a baby house.  He is currently placed in a group home.  Gaston’s speech is underdeveloped – he lacks expressive speech. He cannot walk or eat independently and is incontinent.  He visibly does not correspond to his age for height and weight.

Gaston is in good general health.  He can turn independently from his back to his stomach and vice-versa. He cannot pull up to a standing position independently. With someone’s help, he can take steps. He uses a walker to move around. He cannot stand independently. His muscle tone is decreased and his movements are stereotypical.  Gaston can give his hand, pick up and hold objects for a short time, and manipulate toys with delayed movements.  He cannot use utensils independently and does not eat on his own.

Gaston’s eye contact for a short time is rarely observed. There is no cognitive interest corresponding to his calendar age. The child reacts to stimuli – he plays with toys but not according to their purposes. He gets upset if the environment or the position of the body changes. He doesn’t understand or carry out commands or instructions. He doesn’t differentiate between familiar persons and strangers. He reacts and expresses positive emotions when taken out to walks; he touches objects and makes non-verbal contact with the personnel – smiles and pronounces sounds. His attention is unstable. He rarely focuses and keeps his attention. It could happen for a short time when he plays with toys or when there is contact with adults.  He has deficits in the thinking processes. Gaston doesn’t have developed imagination and he doesn’t play imaginary games. He is not aggressive and will express negative emotions with crying and sounds.  There is no expressive speech but he pronounces separate sounds. When he wants to enter into contact with peers and adults, he uses non-verbal communication – sounds, mimics, and change in the position of his body.

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.

More photos/file are available from his agency

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Ellery #

 Girl: 2004

Diagnoses:  Spina bifida aperta, infantile cerebral palsy, internal hydrocephaly, mild mental delay and delay in neuro-psychological development

Ellery was born with spina bifida aperta (determined to be inoperable and necessitating conservative treatment and placement of a sterile bandage every day), Meningomyelocele lumbosacralils, Rashischisis, infantile cerebral palsy, internal hydrocephaly, hypotrophy, mild mental delay and delay in neuro-psychological development.  Her gross motor skills are not developed and her fine motor skills are developed. The notions and perceptions regarding color, shape and size are present. Her attention is not that stable and concentrating is difficult for her. Her memory is mechanic, and her thinking is with normal development and good associative ability.  Ellery is emotionally stable and rarely exhibits displeasure. She is not aggressive nor self-aggressive. Ellery is communicative, inquisitive and willingly participates in different activities.   She is eager to learn and asks questions and takes part in conversations.  Ellery likes to play with blocks, stuffed animals, dolls, read books and color.

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

More photos/file are available from his 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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Briggs #

Boy: 2004

Diagnoses: short stature; cryptorchidism; familial nanism; mild mental delay.

Briggs is short in stature and has been treated with growth hormone.  He often soils his bed at night and is followed by a nephrologist.  He attends a resource center for support of his mental development, unstable behavior and euphoric moods.  Briggs is extremely emotional, radiant and smiles a lot.  He is lagging in neuro-psychological and physical development.  Briggs attends kindergarten and tries to adapt to the life of the group but usually does not seek the company of other children preferring to play by himself.  He has a good memory and uses it to learn texts with ease but without learning the meaning.  His attention is not stable.  He abides by the rules and does not exhibit aggression.   Briggs speaks well however his vocabulary is poor.  He is very interested in music and has developed a sense of rhythm, sings with pleasure and can repeat the melodies of different musical pieces.  Briggs gross motor skills are well developed however, his fine motor skills are poor with regard to his fingers and hands.

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.

More photos/file are available from his 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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Denver #

Boy: 2011

Cerebral Palsy,  reflux, delay in neuro-psychological development

Denver can sit, pull himself up to a standing position with support and makes small steps.  He walks in a walker or when led by his hands by an adult but cannot yet walk independently.  Denver has a small attention span and doesn’t have expressed interests in certain types of activities or games.  He laughs loudly when teased by an adult, likes to listen to children’s songs, and pronounces long combinations of sounds.  Denver cannot carry out instructions according to verbal prompting and depends entirely on adults.   He is not potty trained and only eats mashed table food fed by an adult with a spoon.  Denver picks up and holds small toys and reaches out to desired objects. He makes attempts to imitate the adults’ actions with toys.  He memorizes actions and manipulations that he repeatedly uses in his everyday life.  Denver needs a loving family to nurture him and provide the attention he needs and deserves.

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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Franny

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (PDA)

Franny is a beautiful baby girl, with the best chubby cheeks you could spend hours kissing each day. Franny’s caregivers say she is an easy baby who doesn’t have a temper. In April of 2016, she could lay on her tummy and hold her head up. As of October 2016, she could roll over and crawl on her hands and knees. She babbles and tries to imitate words and can now sit up independently too. She had surgery for in August of 2016, for her heart defect. The orphanage feels she might have some hearing loss, though they haven’t formally tested her since she’s so young. Franny is fairly extroverted and is close to the other kids and the nannies at the orphanage. This sweet baby girl enjoys looking in the mirror, listening to music, and playing with toys. The agency was able to get a great update for her- they have videos, too.  Franny will be such a blessing to a very lucky family – could that family be yours?

$243.90 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Deenah #6-20

Deenah_Sept2015 Girl: 2007
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis; farsighted; On anti-convulsive therapy; Severe delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development. Microcephalus.

Listed: Aug 29, 2014

Deenah was raised by her birth mother until she was 5 years old. She was removed from the home at that time by social services because the mother could not meet the child’s medical needs.

Deenah has high muscle tone as a result of the CP. She would greatly benefit from the care available in the US, such as botox treatments. She does have some movements in her limbs. She can raise her right arm to shoulder width and will open her hands. She’s receiving physical therapy to assist with her movements. When placed on her stomach, she will lift her head and can control it/move it around to look at desired objects. She attempts to roll over on her back and the staff is working with her on this skill. She sits in a positioning chair and while in the chair, she turns her head toward voices or toys.

She enjoys interactions with other people and will smile and laugh when interacted with. She cries when she wants attention. She appears to understand some spoken commands as she will lift her arm and attempt to hand a toy that she is holding to someone when asked.

Update: March 2017:   Deenah can turn to a side position. When she’s on her back, she can turn in circles. She makes active movements with her hands and legs. She can hold a toy put in her hand although manipulating the toy is very difficult. She differentiates between the adults and reacts with positive emotion when stimulated. She does not pronounce syllables, only throaty sounds. She is fed with a spoon by an adult, but it is very difficult due to which most often she is fed with a bottle.

She can move her right hand best and recently, her left hand been more mobile. After stimulation and a little help, she turns from her back to stomach but cannot pull out her hand beneath on her own. When positioned in a chair she can stay seated. The fine motor skills are not developed. She can pick up a toy if placed conveniently on her own with her right hand and will play with it with interest.  She makes attempts to pick toys up with her left hand but at this point needs help.  Her attention is short-lived.

When Deenah sees an adult she recognizes, her reaction is a wild, almost euphoric laughter.  She often cries if not paid attention. She differentiates between familiar people and strangers and has different expectations.  She demonstrates different attitudes to the adults, based on her past experiences with them. She cheers up when other children tease her. She understands and gives her hand for “hello” but does not carry out other social gestures.

Deenah smiles when someone talks tenderly to her. She understands and carries out 2-3 simple typical instructions like “give me” and “hello”. She pronounces sounds and unclear combinations of sounds, mostly vowels.

She is included in the educational system. In the 2014/2015 school year she is enrolled in first grade for special needs education and is trained according to an individual plan. In the 2016/2017 school year she will continue her education in third grade.

The photos in the pink are from March 2017.  The agency also has videos from 2015 available.

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

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Brogan #

Boy:  2010

Intercranial trauma (surgery done at 11 months for it), mild-moderate delays, seizures.

Brogan is amiable, friendly, at times is too enthusiastic. He cooperates with others; participates in group activities; He shows that he is proud with his achievements; often searches for the approval of the adults and insist to make things independently. He likes role games and pretend games. Brogan easily memorizes and reproduces what he learned and his attention is more sustainable and focused. Because of that he is secure in his expressions and does undertake initiative in the learning process.   He likes to impose his opinion in the game and to be a leading figure, but agrees with the opinion of the others as well. He willingly communicates with the others, without too much physical closeness, and seeks approval of his foster parent. His understanding corresponds to his age and environment. He is able to lead a dialogue with others and is empathetic towards others. When communicating with  others he uses non-verbal methods as gestures and mimics for better communication. He has some vocabulary is working on that. He knows his first name and his age. He understands and uses the specifications for emotional states, features of the character, for himself and others as well. He loves to listen to tales or stories, expresses interest towards the pictures in the books. He can tell overall if he likes certain story or not. He has established perception of his body structure. He has developed feeling of good and evil. He has developed a sense of justice. He is more patient. He has vast desire to explore the world around him and is constantly asking questions until he receives a satisfactory answer. He demonstrates care for the others and his foster parent.

He loves to play with car toys, constructors, to listen to music and dance. He enjoys independent and group games with peers.

He had surgery at 11 months old for inter-cranial trauma.  He shows mild to moderate delays and occasional seizures if ill or upset.

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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Scotty #

Boy: age 2

Diagnosis: Lumbar spina bifida (surgically corrected), grand mal seizures, spastic cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus

Scotty has little support from his legs.  His head control has improved and he can turn from his back to his belly.  He sits independently by holding on to the bars of his crib and also makes attempts to stand up.  Scotty can hold toys in his hands and tries to clap!  He maintains eye contact and recognizes the faces of his caregivers.  Scotty expresses appropriate emotions to happiness and agitation and will laugh out loud when teases.  He imitates and pronounces combinations of sounds and syllables.  Scotty interacts with all children and caregivers.  He likes music and toys.  Scotty is fed by a spoon and receives additional nutrition from a bottle.

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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Charlie

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Charlie is tenacious and determined. He will work at new skills until he has grasped them – whether learning to balance or stealing crackers to share with the other children! Charlie is adventurous and loves to explore. His caretakers report that he is always curious about fresh things in life. He loves to play with toys and has a special affinity for trying on shoes. Charlie has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and patent foramen ovale, a hole in his heart, but he has normal cardiac function and is otherwise healthy. Charlie’s file has been designated Special Focus, indicating his need of a forever family! Families do not need a dossier registered in-country to be matched with Charlie.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Thomas #1-43

Thomas

Thomas 2Age: 6
Diagnosis: Spina bifida apeta, prolapse, lower left paraplegia, inner hydrocephalus, bilateral luxation, chronic osteomyelitis, delay in the neuro-psychical development.
Thomas moves around by sliding with the help of his arms. He can not stand upright. He receives constant physical therapy. He can string element to a stationary axis. He can do simple puzzled with shapes. He can build thinks with Lego, can place cubes on top of each other or collects them in a box. He is emotionally stable, smiling and happy. He is acquiring cognitive skills. He recognized the circular and square forms, can draw a circle on a piece of paper. The child is getting acquainted with the general characteristics of the objects – their color, shape and size. His attention is getting more and more stable. She is beginning to show interest in the given tasks and asking for another when he has finished the previous. His thinking is slow. His attention is developing through play. He seeks attention from adults and shows excitement by waving his hands. In the group he is calm and tries to interact with the children. He gets annoyed by loud noises and is scared of scissors. His speech lags behind, but uses a lot of words. He can carry out simple instructions. He feeds himself, but is slow and sometimes needs help. He is picky about the food. He can drink out of a cup, but refuses to hold it and waits for the adult to hold it. When getting dressed he assists the adult. He doesn’t control his physiological needs.

Photos and videos from March 2016 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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Ellwood #

 

Boy: Born 2007

Physical and Cognitive delays

Ellwood’s  fine motor skills do not correspond with his age, although his gross motor skills are good.  He can stay focused on easy tasks for a short period of time.  Ellwood struggles with memorizing, retaining and reproducing new information.

He behaves like a younger child and can be aggressive and emotionally unstable.  When upset, he may scream, cry or use inappropriate words. Ellwood can express himself and easily connects with strangers.  He can be loving and kind also.  Ellwood likes sports but lacks the skills and understanding to play on a team.

 

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.

More photos/file are available from his 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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Felix Cooper

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Felix Cooper is a happy toddler who is usually smiling! Caregivers describe him as obedient, and say he gets along well with other children. Though he would often cry wanting to be picked up, he could be distracted with a rattle, and would happily play on his own.

Felix Cooper is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and his thorax protrudes out. At one year old, he could hold his head up, roll over, and sit on his own, though not for very long. Now he can crawl, stand and take steps when holding onto furniture. A social little boy, he interacts with his nannies and makes eye contact. He can feed himself finger foods. His favorite toys are balls and musical instruments! This chubby sweetheart needs a family to give him lots of cuddles!

The agency that currently has his file is offering an additional $4000 grant!

$208.00 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Charity, Levi & Micah

Three siblings
CO-4

Listed: March 2017

Charity: age 12, good student, but 3 years behind in school as parents didn’t send her. Great memory. Perseverant.

Levi: age 9, Learning disabilities (already having to repeat a grade), untreated Strabismus – Ametropia Exotropia. He has language delays and is in speech therapy.

Micah: age 6, average student, in speech therapy but problems mild and disappearing.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Princess

Girl, age 12
CO-4

Listed March 2017

Princess is deaf. She does not have any assisted listening device. Currently, she reads lips, and knows some sign language (in her native language). She also has congenital torticollis. She does not have academic delays.

*** 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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Ricardo

Boy, age 10
CO-4
He is deaf, but has Cochlear Implant. Born with Imperforate Anus, has colostomy.

Ricardo also has some learning disability – but it is believed it is mainly due to hearing problems — large class, lots of noise, difficult to hear even with implant.

 

*** 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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Elsie and Evie

Elsie and Evie are sisters who have been diagnosed with dwarfism. As of March 2017, they are 5 and 6 years old.

Elsie is a shy girl who can walk independently, feeds herself and is potty-trained. She is verbal and able to express her ideas. Evie has not mastered these skills and her speech is less developed. Prospective adoptive parents should be prepared for possible additional diagnoses after homecoming.

$90.00 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Simon

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Simon is a happy little boy who loves to be outside. His foster mom says he likes to be with other children and laughs very easily. Simon isn’t quite walking yet, but he crawls and sits on his own and pulls to a stand. He says several words and had a wonderful time ripping up paper and flinging it around!

Simon is in foster care and appears to have a close connection with his foster mother. He likes when she hugs him but is more reserved with people he doesn’t know.  Little Simon needs a family. Could be your son?

***Simon has a $4000 grant towards his adoption from his current agency!***

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Maximus #

Boy: 2012

Moderate cognitive and speech delay

Maximus like to play with musical toys.  He understands his name and reacts when called.  He can point to body parts when asked too.  Maximus is nonverbal, but can point to pictures of familiar objects.  He prefers to interact with adults and shows affection when they are familiar to him.  He is introverted when interacting with other children still.  He eats independently and is potty trained.

 

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.

 

More photos/file are available from his agency

 

 

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Clifton #

 Boy: Born 2012

specific disorders of motor function development, Moderate mental delay, ectopic left kidney, strabismus

Clifton lives with a foster family.  He loves to listen to music and dance and is always looking for a dancing partner! His foster family is working on him walking longer distances independently.  He is learning how to play with toys and interact appropriately with other children.  He has few words and does not follow verbal directions.  Clifton is receiving therapy multiple times a week.

 

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.

 

More photos/file are available from his agency

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Paddy #

Boy:Born July 2012

Hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, astigmatism

Paddy can turn over on his own, and sits independently. He will walk holding hands or using a walker, but does not like to walk over uneven surfaces.  He likes musical toys and has recently started imitating simple actions like a ring stacker.  Paddy likes to interact with familiar adults and may pout when they leave.  He eats mashed food and drinks from a cup.

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.

More information and pictures may be available from his agency.

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Vada #

Girl: Born 2003

Sarcoidosis — receiving treatment

Listed March 2017

Vada has good fine and gross motor skills but displays some cognitive delays.  She works with a resource teacher and likes to study. Art is her favorite subject.  She likes to looks pretty and enjoys having friends.  She has a good connection with familiar adults but needs time to warm up to unfamiliar adults.

*** 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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Quinntavius

Quinntavius (1)Boy, born February 2012
PRC
Limb difference

Listed: May 26, 2015Quinntavius (2)

3 year old Quinntavius is missing his right hand. It looks as if he may have ptosis (droopy eye lid) of his left eye, but that is not a formal diagnosis. Quinntavius likes to look at picture books and be read to. He really enjoys going outside and playing and basking in the sunshine. Quinntavius has good fine motor skills and is very observant.

He knows his name and likes hearing his named called. Quinntavius has good expression and is very curious. He is a quiet boy and doesn’t cry often. He can combine actions with words, such as shaking his head no and saying no. He really likes to play with toys, especially blocks, and he enjoys rolling balls. Quinntavius sounds like a wonderful little boy who doesn’t let anything stop him. Now he just needs a forever family of his own!

$1,979.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Oliver #11-60

Oliver2

Age: 2
polycystic left kidney

Oliver’s medical condition does not require any medical intervention at this time. His urine is cultured every month to check for infections and he has had 2 infections in his entire life, which were appropriately treated with medication.
Developmentally, Oliver has delays that are common in a child being raised in an institution. At the time of assessment, he was 26 months old and was assessed to be at an 18 month level. Oliver walks, feeds himself, and plays appropriately with toys. He has a 1:1 caregiver that spends time with him each day. He is bonded to her and seeks her out for help. When playing with toys, he was observed turning, transferring from one hand to the other, opening, turning the pages, pushing a button and tapping with the whole palm in an expectation to provoke a sound from the toy. He was observed walking around outside where he explored the environment and mimicked picking a flower. He is shy, but he interacts appropriately with familiar staff members. He mimics their actions and follows simple directions.

UPDATE March 2017: Oliver is a happy child who likes to play with cars, listen to music and take walks. He likes to be praised and doesn’t like to be interrupted.  He also likes to draw and play with playdough.  He takes some time to warm up to unfamiliar adults.

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.

Oliver shows  facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure

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Jax #49

Jax

Jax was born in 2011.

He has been living with a foster family since 2013.

Listed May 2015

He has a systolic murmur along the precordium; hyperkinetic conduct disorder and a mild mental delay. The child started walking on time, but his speech is underdeveloped. The child cannot stay focused for a long time while playing. He understands and follows simple instructions.

The agency has current medical reports available for serious inquiries.

UPDATE March 2017: previous Diagnosis of Atypical autism that was changed to hyperkinetic disorder, very interested in motor activities. Responds to positive interactions and praise from familiar adults, but can become anxious in new situations or if a familiar caregiver is not around. He seeks comfort from familiar adults and can become sad if one leaves.

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Lillie

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Lillie is 4.5 years old with a rosy complexion. She is described as active and bright with a ready smile. Lillie is very social and loves to play. Her verbal skills are not very strong, but she can say “Dad” and “Mom” and some short phrases. She can understand simple things that adults say.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Kristopher #4-5

KristopherBoy, born 2010
Diagnosis: congenital cataract of both eyes and congenital glaucoma
Cytomegaloviral Infection that was passed to him from his birth mother

Kristopher has had 2 eye surgeries already and needs surgery for both cataracts. He’s been seen by an opthamologist 10 times since arriving at the orphanage when he was 4 months old.

 

UPDATE April 2012:    Kristopher is doing very well. In the new videos of him, he is tracking objects, playing with toys and saying “mama”!  He does have cataracts and would benefit from lens replacement surgery. The orphanage is currently seeking funds to have this done ASAP so that his development is not hindered by his vision problems.

UPDATE Jan 2014:   Kristopher currently lives in a family style group home with several other children. He’s receiving therapy daily.

UPDATE March 2017: Kristopher is living with a foster family now.  He is able to stand up if he has support like being propped on up.  He can crawl to preferred toys, and will walk if you hold his hands.  He eats a blended diet, and likes to play in water.  He responds to his caregivers by smiling and reaching to be held, and prefers his familiar adults to strangers.

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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Wrayna

wraynaGirl,

PRC

Down syndrome

Wrayna is an 11-year old sweetheart, with tiny splashes of silly and spunk thrown in. This girl loves to sing children’s rhymes and recite poetry, and she says that her favorite activities are doing art and writing characters. Her love for creativity is evident, in fact, as she spent much of our ‘free time’ doing crafts or filling in coloring books that I had brought along! Wrayna loved to have me do her hair in hairclips and bows, but while she said her favorite colors were red or pink, she often chose comfortable sweatshirts over ‘cutesy’ outfits … and wouldn’t hesitate, at the park, to run at the head of the pack with the boys.

Wrayna is an affectionate and people-oriented girl. Though it took her a moment to warm up to me initially, she quickly became connected and wanted to spend every minute together! Wrayna knew her friends at the camp and was considerate of those at her weekend foster home, bringing treats home for them on our last day at the camp and taking initiative to share. Wrayna is highly relational, but also independent, and she can play by herself for extended periods of time.

Wrayna’s special need does not define her or significantly hold her back, which is why I wait until now to write about it. In fact, over the course of the week, I found myself occasionally forgetting that I was talking to someone whose file says that she has Downs Syndrome. Wrayna is extremely high-functioning, and at age 11 seemed only two or three years younger than her typical peers. Wrayna can carry on conversations and understand concepts accessible to a child in early elementary school. She attends fourth grade at the special education boarding school, where she has learned to recite classical poetry, write some characters (her reading skills seem weak), and is so good at problem solving!!! One day I could NOT figure out the electric lights in a room, although I was inserting a key card. Wrayna looked at me like, “How do you not get this?” and turned the key over so that the magnetic strip could register with the card reader. This girl is sharp!

Wrayna can care for herself as appropriate to the life skills level of an 8 or 9-year-old child. She could dress and feed herself, express her need to use the restroom, and take a bath without assistance. Wrayna knew to keep close when we were out and about and was very responsive to direction. There was only one time in five days together that I had to implement a ‘consequence’ for disobeying —- took away a toy that she had refused to put away. overall, throughout the whole course of our time together, she was obedient and responsive. I had a small infant with me, and even though Wrayna needed occasional reminders to be gentle, she was very quick to watch out for the baby’s welfare – even stopping a well-intentioned older child from feeding her solid food!

Per orphanage workers, Wrayna has no medical needs other than asthma. On the day before we all parted ways, Wrayna somehow seemed to tune in to an English conversation that another staff member and I were having about how difficult it is to place older children and their unfortunate prospects within the country. She became very subdued and started to shed quiet tears, which she did on and off for much of the afternoon. Later she asked me, “If I have my birthday, will I not get to go to America {and have a family?}” We assured her that we would try everything we could to find a mama.

When the nannies came to take her back to her foster home, Wrayna truly cried. She so much wants to have a mother and a father. When I shared this with another adoption professional, she commented on the reality — that while many people may express concern for Wrayna, her increased age means that many potential adoptive parents may not pull the trigger…and her pool for hope is small.  Would you be willing to be Wrayna’s forever family?

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

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Sorenson #

Sorenson (1)sorensonBoy, born 2010
retinopathy, premature birth, general overall delays

Listed: April 2, 2015

Update March 2017:

Sorenson sees only light and dark. He currently lives in a very small village with a foster family and does not have access to good ophthalmologist evaluations.

Sorenson explores items through touch and smell. When he drops an object, he will search for it by feeling around with his hands. He navigates a room by feeling along the wall and making a noise that he uses to follow the acoustics of the room. He speaks in simple sentences and is able to request things that he wants. He can feed himself and is learning to drink from a cup independently without spills. He is learning to use the toilet independently.  He interacts with familiar adults and will socialize with strangers once he has adjusted to their presence.
Update Jan 2017:  Sorenson has bilateral retinopathy and is blind in both eyes. He has some mental delay. He can move independently in space by walking and crawling; he climbs the furniture, squats, goes up and down the stairs. He uses his hands and feet to learn about his environment and reaching objects. Lately he’s shown the desire to feed himself with a spoon. He gets his cup on his own, holds it steadily and drinks form it. He learns of the world by touch, smell, or with objects that reflect the noises in the room. He stands next to the wall and with a stick reaches up. According to the foster mother his skill of detecting objects has improved – he now can name an object at 20 cm distance. He can hold his attention on an activity/ topic.

Sorenson learns songs – starts singing but how much of the text he’s going to reproduce depends on his current mood. He remembers deals or promises from the previous day like “after you sleep we will go to the park” or “after… something…. Tomorrow we will buy…” He uses sentences consisting of several words. He informs of his needs that have to do with eating or drinking. He draws the attention of his caregiver by initiating common activities such as the exercise they do together. He creates and performs activities that develop his fine motor skills and help him orient in the environment. He makes up games, has a new hiding place in the home of his foster family. He shows more and more interest in is environment. He can’t protect himself from dangers when playing and when moving in space. He’s learning the body parts – he knows ear, hand, foot. He orients himself in closed spaces through clicking with his mouth and knocking with a stick on a surface. He shows negative and positive emotions according to the situation. He’s usually happy and in a good mood, he reacts to humor and jokes. He laughs out loud, he rarely gets upset or angry – mostly when he can’t find his toy or when he wants attention and his caregiver has other work.

Sorenson understands other people’s speech and expresses his thoughts and desires, asks and answers questions. He expresses his emotions. He’s getting more and more active in studying his environment and expresses desire to be independent. He plays independently or with other people. He changes his preferences towards toys. He likes to play for a longer time with a toy phone filled with balls or with a spikey ball. He goes to kindergarten in the morning for 2 hours and has breakfast there with the other children. He works with a psychologist and a speech therapist.

 

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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Anthony #

anthonyBoy, age 1.5
Neonatal, cerebral schemia; hydrocephalus; ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Anthony is an adorable, sweet 1 year old! Anthony has a lack of development physically and neurologically. In late 2015, a ventriculoperiteneal shunt was placed and he has been free of seizures since then. He cannot sit upright by himself and does not talk, but responds to sound. Anthony is tube fed due to lack of suck reflex. He does not react well to teasing or tactile stimulation by smiling but by irritation and crying.

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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Jocelyn

jocelyn-collageGirl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Sweet little Jocelyn is gentle and quiet and a too-cute sweetheart who is about to turn TWO! She likes it when the caretaker cuddles or teases her. She can play with toys and likes watching her hands. She will smile at you when she is happy and she is generally good spirited. Jocelyn has been receiving rehabilitation training and after her first month of training, she could turn over and search for toys and control her head when her body is propped with her elbows. Jocelyn is living in a foster family and is diagnosed as having Down Syndrome and CHD. In November of 2016, she had a VSD repair, ligation of PDA, PFO (patent foramen ovale) closure, and tricuspid plasty. Agency staff have met Jocelyn multiple times.

Her current agency has a $5000 grant available for her adoptions. They have many photos and videos available, as well as additional information!

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Thomas Michael

thomasBoy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Lively Thomas likes kicking ball and listening to music! He is currently in kindergarten and is talkative and sometimes mischievous! He is fond of others, shares well, and is known to comfort those who are sick of his own initiative. He is described as very active and energetic! Thomas has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, but he considered healthy otherwise and is rarely sick. Thomas is ready to find his forever family!

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Lillian and Aston

lillian1

astonGirl, born 2015
Carrier of Hep C antibodies (diagnosis may be cancelled soon)

Boy, born 2009
Spastic tetraparesis
He can walk by himself, can talk some, eats everything, strives at school

They will be available fall 2017, and they must be adopted together.

$100.00 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Karsen

karsen-feb-2017Karsen was born in November 2008 and has Down syndrome. His heart is healthy.  He is available to single moms.

Karsen is a kind, friendly, and sensitive little boy who frequently hugs the other children in his group. He walks independently, repeats words, and easily learns songs and dances. Karsen loves to eat and enjoys games, cartoons, and going for walks. The director of his orphanage highly recommends him for adoption.

Update February 2017: Karsen is a polite and sociable little boy. He speaks in simple sentences and understands and follows directions such as pointing to specific body parts when asked and blowing kisses.

$1,345.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Robert Jay

robert-collageBoy, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

In September of 2015, I met the most special baby boy! He was to be advocated for as ‘Robert.’ Robert was 14 months old at the time and he didn’t have a file even started. Let me tell you about this little angel. This precious baby boy was found abandoned in a toilet. Unfathomable to me, but I knew God had a very important reason for keeping this baby alive. He is special- beyond special really. Back on that September day in 2015, I walked into a room full of kids of all ages. Most lay still in their cribs, not very interactive. They had grown accustomed to their solitary life. Not Robert. Robert was moving around, made awesome eye contact, and had the best smile. His eyes were piercing. As he looked into my eyes, I knew he was special and that I had to find this boy a family. Later on, I went into a room to meet all of the children with down syndrome who didn’t have files yet. In came this boy with a nanny who clearly adored him. I could tell he was her favorite by the way she cared for him, how well he appeared, and because I saw he was wearing these beautiful little bracelets, one on each hand. I knew it was that boy…the same one I had saw hours earlier in his crib. Then I saw him interact with his nanny. His smile and his laugh…it stole my heart. I found myself wishing I could somehow sneak him out and take him home because he was ADORABLE! The sad reality was that it would be at least 6 months before his file was even available. Unfortunately for Robert, it took much longer than that. It took over a year for his file to be made ready and to arrive to the agency…15 months from the first time I met him to be exact. But hey…it’s here and it’s time to find this precious little boy a forever family. He’s going to be such a blessing!

The agency has videos available, and is offering a grant of $5000 towards Robert’s adoption costs.

$189.00 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Clio

clioGirl, born 2012

Blindness, both eyes; Aphakia

 

She needs a family ASAP!

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.