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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Kaylyn

Girl: 2014

Listed: 2/2018

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

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

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

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Graham #

Boy: 2007

Date listed: 2/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Walfred

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

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

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Lochland

Boy: 2008

Diagnosis: low intelligence, dyslexia

Lochlan was moved to a residential setting for boys with learning, and emotional problems in 2017. He is doing very well in both the school and group home setting now.  He is described as lively, active, popular with his peers, and helpful to the teacher. He enjoys playing football, playing with Legos, and watching TV. While at school, he participates in cycling and boy scouts. He completes his homework independently and participates in all the activities at the group home. His teachers state that he has demonstrated stable emotions since being at their school and that he earned a B in conduct the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year. He receives extra time on tests at school as an accommodation for his dyslexia. He follows the routines at the group home well. He has well developed self-help skills, goes to school on time, and has made many friends since moving to the group home.
He lived with his birth family until 2016. He has a lot of negative feelings about them and refuses to talk about them. He meets with a psychologist once a month to talk about his birth family, his past behaviors, and to prepare him for adoption. Lochlan has expressed a desire to be adopted and has stated that he won’t be at the group home long because a family will come for him.

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Shepherd

Boy: 2011
Diagnosis: developmental delays, ADHD

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

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Karmen

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

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

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

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North

Boy: 2013

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

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

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Olivia

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

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

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

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

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Sara

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

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

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

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

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Tricia

Girl, born 2007
Seizure disorder, intellectual delay

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

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

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

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Ronald

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

Listed: Oct 5, 2014

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

$3,061.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Kahlia #

Girl: 2016

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

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

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

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Myrtie #

Boy: 2014

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

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

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

 

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

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Giada #

Girl: 2007

Listed: 2/2018

Diagnosis: epilepsy –

 

Giada hasgrand mal seizures (with small seizures (petit mal) or without them), unspecified; congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance; genetic syndrome – chromosomopathy or monogenic syndrome; facial dysmorphism; psychological and behavioral disorders related to sexual development and direction as a result of sexual abuse;

Giada is on constant medical treatment with: Depakine Chrono, Mannitol Sol, Diazepam

Family history: the child’s biological mother has mental delay, epilepsy- grand mal seizures (she had Depakine during pregnancy) and cerebrovascular disease; the child’s biological father had mental delay and abused alcohol.

Giada is sociable and outgoing girl. She interacts and looks for contact with peers and adults. She is able to cooperate with other children from her class. Giada loves to draw and color, as well as to solve puzzles. She prefers to play with her peers or older children. She loves to play with children younger than her so she can take care of them. She cooperates in games.

Giada knows what adoption means and she dreams about being adopted and have a forever family of her own.

B/c we only have her file for a short time, 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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Dale #

Boy: 2004

Listed: 2/2018

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy, Quadriparesis

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

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

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

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

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Olive

Girl, born 2016
sweet baby!

 

dyskinetic cerebral palsy
other specified retinal disorders
anemia
atrial septal defect

$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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Sierra

Girl, born 2015

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

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

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

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Skye

Boy, born 2015

Apert-Crouzon syndrome
Heart defect – Atrial septal defect

Sweet pea!!

 

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

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

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Lucille

Girl, born 2003

Developmental delays
Mental delays
Cerebral palsy
Malnourishment

*** 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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Mayson

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

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

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

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

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

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

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Lyla

Girl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

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

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

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

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Clara

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Clara is ready to play dress up!

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

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

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

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

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

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Reece

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

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

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

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

$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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Molly

Girl, born 2006

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

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

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Penny

Girl, born 2009

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

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

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

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

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Ginger

Girl, born 2004

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

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

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Betsy

guardianangelbetsy-2016betsy-2016Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

Listed: March 1, 2015

From a family who met her in 2014:  This young lady is very sweet! She is in school and just finished the 3rd level. Betsy likes to color, read, run, swing on the playground, and dance. When we were able to talk to her she seemed slightly shy but very calm and gentle. Betsy is articulate and seems only slightly delayed. She and my daughter hugged and cried when they had to say good-bye. Betsy really wants to come to America. She would be a wonderful addition to any family! I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

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

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

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

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

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

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Eden

Girl, born 2014

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

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

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Dinah

Girl, born 2008

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

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

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

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

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Daylan

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

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

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

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

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Tabitha June

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

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

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

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha2

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha3

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

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

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

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Victoria

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

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

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

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

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Esther

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

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

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

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

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Maclaine

Girl: 2010

Listed: Feb. 2018

Special needs – Cerebral palsy, premature birth

 

 

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

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Major

Boy: 2011

Diagnosis : neurofibromatosis type 1, aphasia, premature birth

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

 

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Zane

Boy, born 2004
Down syndrome

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

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

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Dane

Boy, born February 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Dane enjoys music!

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

Are you the one to make Dane feel special?

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

$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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Mario

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Mario loves to cuddle!

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

Are you ready for Mario’s hugs?

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

$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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Neil

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Neil is a budding car fanatic!

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

Will you be the one to play cars with Neil?

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

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

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

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Lydiah

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Outgoing Lydiah is ready to play!

Lydiah is a happy and social little girl. She is happiest when she is playing blocks with one of the nannies or a little friend. Lydiah was born with Down syndrome and although her development is delayed, she is a determined little girl. She is walking and working on learning some skills like dressing. Lydiah loves music and is thrilled to have opportunities to clap and dance with the music. Her speech is delayed but she understands and follows many directions.

Are you ready to dance with Lydiah?

Families qualify for a $15,000 subsidy 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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Cory

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Cory has been busy learning so many new things!

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

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

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

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

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

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Kolton

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Kolton is a natural performer!

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

Are you ready for some play acting with Kolton?

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

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

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Connor

Boy, born 2013
quadriplegic cerebral palsy

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

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

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

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

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Naomi

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

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

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

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

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Rusty

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome
Atrioventricular septal defect
Congenital malformation of kidney
Hydrocele

 

$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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Kristen

Girl, born 2017

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

 

$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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Kamden

Boy, born 2014

sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system
severe mental retardation
undescended testicle
congenital dislocation of hip
strabismus
atrial 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!

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Javier

Boy, born 2013

HIV
Protein-energy malnutrition,
other organic personality and behavioural disorder due to brain disease, damage

 

$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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Mychal

Boy, born 2013

HIV
Protein-energy malnutrition
other specified disorders of brain

 

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

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

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Paxon and Darnell

Boy, born 2012
Other disorders of the nervous system
Expressive language disorder
other disorder of psychological development
nonorganic enuresis
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
cardiomyopathy

 

Boy, born 2015
other specified disorder of central nervous system
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
ventral hernia
cardiomyopathy

The also have a brother born 2010

$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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Sage

Boy, born 2007
He is missing one kidney (one kydney agenesia) and his other one is donor kydney.

The boy is very smart, he has all the independent skills, he takes his medicine and wants to go to school with other children but he catches infectious diseases easily. Due to his condition he can’t have colds often. He has to do blood tests and other tests connected with kidney function monthly.

We need family for him asap because there is no medicine for his condition in his country.

*** 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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Jenny

Girl, 12.5 years old
PRC
Cerebral palsy, developmental delays

Jenny is a hardworking child, as long as there is encouragement from caregivers, no matter how difficult a project or task is, she will try to complete it, but she sometimes needs to ask for help from the nannies. She couldn’t roll over when she first came but now through the efforts of her caregivers, she can crawl quickly if you let her go, and now she can go where she wants to be.

She is practicing crawling (with her elbows, not on fours) but she falls easily and rolls over. Jenny stands every day on a stand and does fine motor and daily knowledge (general knowledge).The nannies care about Jenny, probably because she is willing to interact with them. Jenny has a good sense of humor, and she can always find things that funny or fun. Jenny is learning to eat now. Her greatest difficulty is the tension of her arms, and her arms cannot reach very high.

Jenny loves to play new games and tries new activities. She can identify a lot of picture objects; airplane, pencil, animal, ladder, different person, and so on.  She can use pictures to choose or answer questions.

Jenny knows her colors, some shapes and many other things. She can express her feelings and but she seldom cries, unless she is sick. When she gets sick she will cry to tell you that she doesn’t want to do what she usually does every day.  Jenny will express happiness, excitement, anger, being full after eating, fear, un-comfortableness, hesitant, and willing/unwillingness and she will always find ways to let other people know what she wants.  Jenny’s nannies care for her very much and call her “Daughter” and their dream is to see her like a butterfly opening it’s wings to fly.

*** 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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Kassidy

November 2016

2014

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Blind, Anemia, declining health

VERY URGENT! * 7 years old * blind * beautiful * her health is declining for unknown reasons *

“Meet Kassidy! She is such a beautiful little love. Her health has declined since her last official medical report and she really needs a family. Our team’s PT feels there is a possibility she could improve so much with the love of a family and access to good medical care.”

Report from April 2011 – A pretty great report for a 19 month old:
Kassidy is extroverted, active and restless, sometimes she is stubborn. She loves being cuddled by caregivers the most. Since she is smart and lovely, everyone loves her and hopes she could find a family of her own to enjoy a happy and lovely family life facilitating her healthy development. She is smart and is able to crawl, take steps while holding onto handrails, take steps with one hand held, imitate words, and speak 3-5 words. She uses thumbs and index fingers deftly and is able to pick up a pill with her thumbs and index fingers. She is a very cute baby with fair complexion. She is not a picky eater and eats every good we give her, therefore, she has a chubby face. She has a lovely mouth and she often sucks her fingers as if sucking a soother, which is very cute.

Report from November 2016 – From an advocate who met Kassidy: “Kassidy did not interact with environment or caregiver to determine personality. Maintained fetal position sleeping. Did move her face and arms in response to cold washcloth on face. We observed no noises. She has low muscle tone, hyporeflexia. No contractures noted. Can’t stand or walk. Appears to be failure to thrive. She overall demonstrates severe delays in all domains. She appears to have declined in general health per report of previous function.”

$207.90 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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Sahana #

Girl: 2013

Listed: Jan, 2018

Her special needs are infantile cerebral palsy, symptomatic epilepsy and hypotrophy.  Sahana is not yet speaking and is fully dependent on her caretakers. She is spoon fed pureed foods because of her inability to swallow whole foods. Sahana enjoys music and reacts positively when she is sung to or music is being played. She is described as calm, especially in the presence of adults

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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Sawney #

Boy: 2015

Listed: Jan, 2018

He was born in 2015 and has been diagnosed with infantile cerebral palsy, encephalopathy, symptomatic epilepsy, delayed neuro-psychological development, protein and enzyme insufficiency of the 2nd degree.  . Sweet Sawney is fully dependent of adults’ care and sleeps most of the day and night. He sleeps calmly and is fed through a feeding tube. He does not have the strength to hold a toy that is handed to him but is able to lift and hold his head up for brief periods of time while lying on his stomach. We are told that his development corresponds to that of a one year old baby. Sawney is in desperate need of a loving and devoted family to care for his medical needs.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

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Sienna

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (PFO)

Prepare to fall in love with recently turned two-year-old Sienna! Sienna is pretty easy-going and likes to smile. She is very close to her primary caretaker and enjoys spending time with her. Sienna likes to be hugged by people she is familiar with and will make excited sounds when people talk to her. She likes to play with toys that make sound and is curious about things around her. Sienna enjoys playing with the other children and listening to music. She understands instructions and commands like “hug,” “say mum,“ ”drink milk,” ”lie down,” etc. She can differentiate adults’ facial expressions. Sienna smiles when you talk to her with a happy face and will stop smiling when you look at her with a serious face. She becomes quiet if you embrace her and puts her feet up while lying down. Sienna was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- PFO.

Could Sienna be your daughter?

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

$40.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Joaquin

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (ASD)

Joaquin is a cutie pie who was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- an ASD that appears to have closed on its own. Joaquin is said to always have a smile on his face ad laughs out loud when teased. Joaquin loves when his caregivers lovingly touch him or hold him. He carefully concentrates on his caretaker’s face and expressions when she works with him on exercises. At 9 months of age, he was making sounds to respond to his caretakers and could roll over and crawl across a room. Joaquin was good at grabbing for toys and holding onto them. He also was able to recognize his name and could track sound. He reads his caregiver’s facial expressions well and responds appropriately. Joaquin has stranger anxiety that is typical for a child his age and is close with his special caregiver. He loves to hold her hand and smiles at her when she smiles at him or when she compliments him. When the weather is nice, Joaquin enjoys outdoor time. He has a good appetite and is a good sleeper too. Joaquin is quiet and obedient and likes to play with his favorite toys or play games with other children, led by his caretakers. We hope this handsome little fella finds a family who can get him home while he is still so young!

Video:  https://vimeo.com/254420871

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

$157.50 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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Maisie

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Precious little Maisie is described by her caretakers as calm, outgoing, cute, easy-going, and lovely. When Maisie sees familiar people, she is happy and laughs. She likes her caregivers to hold her up and tease her. She is an active little girl who likes to hold and play with brightly colored toys. Maisie was rolling over and sitting with support at 7 months of age. She also responded to her name being called. Maisie has been living with a foster family inside the orphanage since July of 2017 and she is very close to her foster mother and enjoys playing with her foster siblings. She receives early intervention, PT, and education daily. She is making sounds, is a good eater and sleeper, and is starting to stand with support. Her orphanage sent an update in January 2018 – be sure to watch her new VIDEO!   Contact the agency to read her full written update. We hope her family will see her soon and bring her home while she is still so young!

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

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

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

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Emma

Girl, born 2009; Mild Mental Delay
Girl, born 2002 (sister)

Listed: April 25, 2016

Updated pics/info August 2016


Emma is going to be transferred into the school orphanage for mentally delayed children, and it is not the best place to anybody. The orphanage may keep her only till summer 2016, and then she will be transferred!

She is much educationally delayed. She is pretty friendly and calm. But her memory is not good, and it is hard for her to remember any rhymes or poems.

This girl needs a patient family who will love her and care of her. She deserves it!

$1,183.90 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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Addison

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Epilepsy, delays

Addison is a petite and precious three-year-old girl who loves to be cuddled. When Addison was younger, she could walk independently and she had good fine motor skills. She could take small things out a bottle, turn the pages of a book, and take off her own socks. Addison loved to wave hello and goodbye, clap her hands, and blow kisses. Her nanny adored her and often took her to play on the playground. Addison could speak simple words, such as mom and sister and she could understand the adult’s instruction. She was described as cooperative, active, full of expression, and adored. Addison was sometimes mischievous and would occasionally lose her temper, as any 2-3 year-old would. She enjoyed the rocking horse and playing with balls.

In April of 2016 she started having seizures and was sent to the hospital for treatment. She does have a CT scan in her file which was normal, but once Addison came back she was like a different child. She had stiff limbs and couldn’t walk or sit. She was able to make small guttural sounds and could visually track moving people. The orphanage decided to have her start rehabilitation training. Addison started receiving acupuncture and massage therapy and her muscular tension improved. She can now hold her head up when lying on her stomach and responds to toys that make sound. She knows her name and will look when called. She still makes good eye contact, but has less facial expressions than she used to. She now imitates making sounds and recognizes people. She is still attached to her favorite nanny and enjoys when the nanny spends time with her. She will cry when the nanny leaves. Her nanny spoon feeds her porridge and she often bites the soon tightly and sometimes has trouble swallowing.  The agency has received a recent update. This sweet little girl has been through so much without a family by here side. It is our hope that the perfect family for her comes forward and meets her where she’s at and helps her reach her fullest potential!

$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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Codee

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (PFO)

Codee has Down syndrome and congenital heart disease (PFO). Codee can crawl, stand alone for a short amount of time, walk with support and climb up onto the sofa. He is fond of imitating and will dance when he hears music. He lives with a foster family, and loves being with his foster sister. He can follow instructions. This cute little guy is close to his foster mom and likes playing outside.

$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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Blakely

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Blakely has Down syndrome. She came to the orphanage when she was four months old and joined a foster family when she was seven months old. Her foster mother loves her very much, and she is attached to her foster family. Blakely can walk alone and climb up on the sofa. She can understand when others speak to her, and has a few words. She can pretend to make a phone call. She eats with a spoon and expresses her needs in gestures. This lovely little girl needs a permanent family of her own.

$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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Amira

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Amira has Down syndrome and congenital heart disease (endocardial cushion defect). She is scheduled to have surgery to repair her heart condition soon. Amira can walk unsupported, go up and down the stairs, and eat with a spoon by herself. She can point to her body parts if asked. Amira likes to play with the other children and is fond of spicy food.

There is a $3000 Special Blessings Grant available toward the fees for Amira’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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Flora

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CP, Post-op CHD

Flora has Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, post-op congenital heart disease (VSD, PDA and PFO), and developmental delays. Flora can sit with support and grasp nearby toys. She can hold her head up when she is lying on her stomach. Her favorite toys are blocks.

$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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Hector

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Hector has Down syndrome. He can walk, jump and go up and down the stairs. He can say “baba” and “mama”, and he likes to imitate. He can put on his shoes and socks and wash his hands without help. Hector likes playing with the other children and especially enjoys playing outside.

$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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Lexie

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Blind

January 2018 Written Update:   Lexie will be 5 years old in February. She has been attending preschool for 1 ½ years. She comes to school Monday-Friday from 8-4:30 pm.  For a little while she was in foster care organized by another nonprofit that works in her orphanage but for the last year she has been living in the orphanage. There are currently 9 children attending this school. Most of the other children came when they were older and have additional special needs. None of the other children are verbal and we believe this has affected her development as well. She doesn’t have any peers she can interact with. Even though the other children are older than her they are developmentally behind. She can speak in short sentences. She can make some requests and sometimes answer simple questions. In the last few weeks we have seen a change in her behaviors. She used to be a very happy little girl who played easily on her own or with teachers. She used to be able to follow commands and two step directions. She could sing along to songs. Now she seeks people out and wants to be with someone all the time. If they don’t respond right away she will start hitting herself indicating she needs someone to be with her and help her regulate. She is generally happier when she has a person with her. The teachers have had to assign her a teacher as her hands were becoming bruised and swollen. The teacher is worried about how the orphanage is affecting her and she has brought her out of the orphanage on weekends and she has never hit herself when they are together outside of the orphanage. They have a really sweet relationship and she is comforted by her when she is upset.

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Lexie’s adoption with her current agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

The agency has videos available, too.

$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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Poppie

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

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Poppie! This little one is 2 years old, and so sweet! These photos were taken when she was about to turn 1 year old. Poppie came into care as a baby, and was found to have Down syndrome as well as some heart issues; VSD/ASD/PDA/PH, of which the VSD and PDA have been surgically corrected. Poppie has the developmental delays typically seen in kids with Down syndrome. She is engaging, observant…and, of course, incredibly cute! Poppie loves her nanny, and also loves to play.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward the agency fees for a qualified family to adopt Poppie. Poppie 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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Katelyn

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (ASD)

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Katelyn! She was born with Down syndrome, and a heart condition (ASD) for which she has not received surgery. The test results are in her file. Katelyn is very attentive, and loves to play in the water (swimming lessons!). Katelyn is a charming little one and really loves her caretakers. Her orphanage staff are all hopeful she can soon find a family. Katelyn is such a sweetie!

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward the agency fees for a qualified family adopting Katelyn.

$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

Listed:  Jan 2018

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.

$10.00 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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Kessler #

Boy 2008

Listed: April 2017

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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Jesse #11-51

Boy, age: 4
Diagnosis: External hydrocephalus; Arachnoid cyst; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis

 

Listed: June 2, 2015

Update November 2015: He demonstrates interest in musical and mechanical toys. He will play for a short time – studies a toy, puts it in the mouth, transfers it from one hand to the other. He likes activities involving music. He recognizes familiar areas of the orphanage and understands his daily routine related to familiar tasks such as eating. He is very happy when interacting with familiar adults.

Update 2/2018

Jesse has Moderate external hydrocephalus; Arachnoid cyst – cortical atrophy; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Hypotrophy; Delays in the neuro-psychological development; Severe mental delay.

Jesse attention span is short-lived and unstable in relation to objects and people. There is some sharing with a close adult.  Jesse responds when called by name.  His memory and speech are poorly developed. When happy, he laughs loud and when anxious, he cries. Sometimes he pronounces unspecified sounds and separate syllables. He is sensitive and emotional and tends to be nervous around strangers.  When given a toy he reaches out and takes it. He is working on the pinch grip. He hasn’t mastered fully the ability to move a toy from one hand to the other. Jesse is fed with a spoon and sleeps calmly through the night.  He cannot control his physiological needs.  Jesse is entirely cared for by the team in his orphanage.

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

$1,426.77 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!