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Chandler

Chandler June 2016ChandlerSweet Chandler was born in July of 2008. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and psychomotor developmental delay. He cannot walk, but uses a wheelchair. Chandler can speak, but not clearly. He seems to understand what is said to him. He likes to play with other children and toys. He takes part in activities as much as he possibly can.

Update September 2014: Chandler is a shy boy who is friendly with other children and his caretakers. He asks for attention, explains his feelings and finds ways to get his needs met. Chandler sits independently, can stand with support, but is unable to walk at this time.

Update October 2015: Chandler understands what is said to him and speaks in short sentences. He maneuvers his wheelchair independently, eats with a spoon, and has started using the bathroom.

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Lance

Lance June 2016Lance 2015Lance was born in March 2013. He has been diagnosed with spina bifida. He cannot walk and does not have bowel control.

In video from March 2015, Lance is seen observing his environment and speaking with an adult.

Update October 2015: Lance is a well-adjusted boy with fluent speech and a good memory. Lance’s spina bifida is post-operative. He uses a wheelchair which he can maneuver himself. He eats independently from a spoon and reportedly is able to use the bathroom.

Update June 2016: Lance is developing well.    He sits unassisted and stands with support, but cannot walk.  Lance is working on potty-training.

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Solomon

Solomon Oct-2015Solomon was born in March 2014. He has been diagnosed with microcephaly, but not much else is known about him at this time.

Update June 2016: Solomon is in poor physical condition and his development is severely delayed. He is immobile and does not react to his environment.
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Kyle

Kyle June 2016Kyle Oct 2015Kyle was born in October 2013 and has Down Syndrome. He cannot yet walk.

Update June 2016: Kyle has learned to sit and crawl, but still does not seem to understand the speech of others.

 

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Eve

Eve June 2016Eve Oct-2015Eve was born in March 2014 and has been diagnosed with microcephaly and organic disease of the central nervous system. She does not yet walk or speak, but responds to interactions with smiles.

Update June 2016: The left side of Eve’s body is very tense due to her diagnosis.  She eats from a spoon and drinks for a bottle and wears diapers.  Eve responds to her surroundings and smiles. Her birth parents visit her.

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Asher

Asher June 2016Asher Oct-2015

Asher was born in October 2012 and has Down Syndrome.

Update June 2016: Asher has been in the hospital since mid-May for surgical treatment of his Hirschsprung’s Disease.

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Anna

Anna June 2016Anna Oct-2015
Anna was born in April 2013 and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and developmental delays.

Update June 2016: Sweet Anna continues to fall further behind in her development.  She has head control and can sit with assistance, but does not reach for toys and does not speak.  However, she smiles!

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Robert

Robert Photo 1 March 2014Robert was born very prematurely in May 2010. He has been diagnosed with intrauterine chronic acute hypoxia, severe asphyxia, and retinopathy of prematurity.

Robert is an active child who likes to play with noisy and musical toys. He can walk, but due to his impaired vision needs to hold on to a stable support or someone’s hand. Robert is friendly and interactive, but can be stubborn and is protective of his favorite toys. He eats very well and likes being first when the meals are served.

Robert needs a patient and loving family that can provide the resources he requires to develop further.

Additional photos, reports, and videos are available upon request from the agency.

From a family who met Robert in May 2014: Even though Robert has impaired vision, it is clear that he sees something as he navigates himself through the room and seeks physical contact with others.  Robert can walk with stable support and cruises along walls and furniture on his own.  He was very affectionate with my husband and clearly enjoyed the attention.  Robert was also able to play interactively with our son when receiving some guidance.  The two boys had so much fun riding the seesaw together.

Update June 2016: Robert understands most of what is said to him and follows directions.  He tries to repeat words and interacts with other children.  Robert walks independently, feeds himself with a spoon, and uses the bathroom with reminders.  He likes listening to music.

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Nicholas

Nicholas June 2016NicholasBoy, born May 2011

Down syndrome

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

Update February 2014:  Nicholas is an active and very sweet boy. He likes to run around and gladly plays with toys and other children. He eats and sleeps well. Though non-verbal at this time, Nicholas is described as a very responsive child who understands everything that is said to him and follows instructions. His nannies adore him.

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

Update June 2016: Nicholas was transferred to a different orphanage where he now shows a lot of aggression.  He walks and eats independently, is potty-trained, and understands what is said to him.Nicholas continues to be non-verbal.

Nicholas would thrive in a loving family.   Photos, videos and additional reports are available upon request from the agency.

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Nina

Nina ARM RV 11-19-2015Nina June 2016Nina was born in July 2010 and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and spina bifida as well as disease of the central nervous system. Her report also lists a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, but this is likely an error. We are checking to clarify.

Listed:  November 2, 2015

Nina can stand unassisted and walks with a walker. She uses the bathroom. Nina speaks and can be shy with strangers.

Update June 2016: Nina’s cognitive development appears to be mildly delayed, but she understands what is said to her and responds by speaking herself.  Due to her diagnosis, she does not have bladder or bowel control and uses diapers.
From a Family who Met Nina in March 2016 – Nina is part of a weekly Fairytale Group which we sat in on during one of our visits to the orphanage. She was quiet but quick to smile and clearly enjoyed participating in the group activities. She happily helped clean up and put away the chairs at the end. Nina is an endearing little girl who would blossom under the love of a forever family.
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Felix

Felix Photo 1 Oct-2014Felix was born in February 2011 and has been diagnosed with arthrogryposis. He is an active, friendly boy who interacts well with other children, loves his caretakers, and knows everyone by name.

Due to his medical condition, Felix cannot yet walk, but he is very mobile by crawling. He can sit and stand independently and is fully potty-trained, but needs assistance with feeding. Felix speaks in sentences and while a little shy with unfamiliar people to start, he quickly warms up and shows his happy personality.

Update October 2015: Felix’s cognitive development is said to be on target. Surgical intervention for his arthrogryposis is not available in his birth country.

Update June 2016: Felix continues to develop well, despite his limited mobility.    He sits unassisted, is potty-trained and tries to feed himself.

From a Family Who Met Felix in March 2016: Felix is part of a weekly Fairytale Group which we sat in on during one of our visits to the orphanage. He was engaged in the group and had a huge grin on his face the majority of the time. After the group was finished, Felix approached us excitedly and wanted to be held. Although his knees are in a bent position he has developed a unique “scootch-hop” to move around on his own. Felix is a cheerful little boy who needs and deserves a forever family.

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Jasmine

jasmineGirl, born 2008Jasmine

Cerebral palsy

This is a very sweet girl. She is always happy with a friendly smile on her pretty face. She is very kind and quite. She is very smart! She is ready for a family!!! She has a very good potential and needs help – family love and good medical care.

She VERY much wants a family!!

From a family that met her 6/16: I have never met a child who is so desperate to give and receive love. She is breaking my heart as we visit our child. She is ready for a family, she knows that she is missing something vital for life, if she could she would swim across the ocean to her family. Since that is not an option, I pray a family sees her soon and flies across an ocean to bring her home.

Update about her physical abilities: She is in a wheelchair, she propels it in her own style, sometimes using her feet to rotate swivel the chair around, sometime reaching across midline to use one arm on the opposite wheel, regardless, she seems to always get to where she wants to go! Her spasticity kicks in quickly when she is happy and excited, and she is happy much of the time! but she is able to take calming breaths and relax back down which is a great step. She can feed herself bread, drink from a mug, and likes lollipops. As mentioned above, I think with therapy and good home care with stretching she could potentially walk with braces and a walker. Her nannies adore her, the psychologist at her orphanage is begging for a family to commit to her, she is so intelligent and gets the concept of “family”, and there is a therapy room at the orphanage where I believe she gets some level of therapy. This could all change if she is transferred. I think she would take transitioning into a family in a stride. If she goes to a place without this level of care, her tendons could easily tighten to a point where contractures would limit her independence. I would hate to see that sparkle leave her face.

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Jaco

Jaco updateJacoBoy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Jaco, born in March 2012, is cared for in a foster family and has a delightful smile and a sunny personality. He’s diagnosed with Down syndrome and has a heart condition. The report was written when he was nine months old, so he’s sure to have made a lot of progress since then. At nine months Jaco was already standing steadily with his back against the sofa, he knew his name and turned his head when called and responded appropriately to the facial expressions of adults. He was very excited to see food, and would shout with joy in a high voice. He’d hand over a toy if he was asked for it and was very cooperative when he was being dressed and undressed. Jaco’s described as confident and energetic; a little boy who loves to play with other children, likes music and the outdoors and is delighted to pet the dog and cat that live with his foster family.

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Jory

Jory bikeJoryBoy, born July 2006
PRC
Spina Bifida (postoperative meningocele), postoperative right club foot, postoperative hernia (and one leg shorter than the other)

 

Jory was found abandoned beside the road at the age of 3 months. He has had corrective surgery to treat tethered spinal cord syndrome, meningocele and congenital cleft spine as well as right cross/club foot. He has normal intelligence. He likes to listen to music and sing. He likes playing with trucks, cars, and balls. His right leg is slightly shorter, but does not seem to impact him. He can walk, run, jump, and go up and down stairs well. He is currently in kindergarten and is doing well. He is patiently waiting for his family to find him.

UPDATE June 2016:  Jory is developing very well in all areas. He is able to express his feelings through words and art forms, especially drawing. He is very talented in drawing, and it is all self-taught! His drawings are full of details and stories, and his choice of colors and lines are amazing! Like most other boys of his age, superheroes are often the theme of his drawings. He loves his group home and his friends. He is caring, and able to stand up for himself when necessary. Academically, he excels at school. He knows a lot of Chinese characters and is able to read books with a little assistance. He knows how to use a dictionary, and he says he wants to make friends with his dictionary. He is very active and full of energy, even though he has to stay in bed because of a broken leg. He is eager to be able to walk and jump again. He is very humorous, and he enjoys making others laugh. He loves singing so much that he would sing along all the way on the school bus, which is a 45 minute ride! He also likes legos. He is fascinated with how things are made and how they work.

Jory has been watching his foster siblings and his friends getting adopted one after another, and he often wonders what would happen to him and if anyone would “pick” him. He says if he gets adopted, he would like to have mom and dad who are kind to him, who would bring him Legos, just like the other parents who adopted his foster brothers. It is hard for him, or any other waiting child, to truly understand that unconditional love means you don’t have to make an effort to be loved, you don’t need to earn your adoption and forever family. It is our hope that he can have a family of his own who will love him, cherish him, enjoy him, and show him what true love means.”

In talking to them, it sounds like Jory would greatly benefit from a comprehensive Spina Bifida team to look at all his problems and take an integrated approach. He needs good and consistent PT as well as custom braces, which are things not available to him currently. While Jory is able to walk despite having one significantly shorter leg, it is not safe for him to do so again until he is adopted and has these services/devices. His shorter leg has decreased bone density, so he has broken the leg once, hip once, and dislocated the hip once by walking. These injuries required three major orthopedic surgeries, and he has been on bedrest much of the last three years. The only benefit to this is that he has had private tutoring and is actually ahead of his peers academically!

Jory desperately needs a family to adopt him and help him get the medical care he needs so that he can walk again like he wishes to!

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Colby

Colby 2016ColbyBoy, born August 2008
PRC

Listed: Feb 22, 2013

Colby is a precious boy who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Congenital Heart Defect). From observation, the heart condition has no obvious affect on daily life.

Colby is active, extroverted, and smiles often. When Colby hears music on the radio, he dances with joy. He does well in dance class and has a good sense of rhythm. Colby also enjoys playing games with other children and likes to watch cartoons.

Update 2016:
Colby is very good at imitating; in his music and dance class, he learned a whole entire dance routine after being shown the first time! He has come a long way since his early days at the orphanage. At first, he was withdrawn and did not actively engage with others. Nowadays, he’s quite active and extroverted—he actively participates in all classroom activities. Although he was diagnosed with Down syndrome and has cognitive delays, his language ability has greatly improved. Every day before school, he’ll wave and say goodbye to his foster mom. When he comes home from school, he’ll say “hello mother” and “hello father” in his native language. Colby knows all the names of his foster family members, and can name common objects and foods. He has some challenges with expressive language but he’s quite good at understanding others. He has great self-care skills such as putting on his clothes and shoes, using the restroom, brushing his teeth, washing his face, and feeding himself. Colby gets along well with other children and likes to play games with them. His report states that he has a congenital heart defect but that it does not have any obvious effects on his day-to-day life; he hasn’t received surgery for his heart as of May 2016. An agency staff member met him on a recent Journey of Hope trip to China and found that he’s quite talented and showed off his martial art and rollerblading skills! He can speak words and simple sentences, but also communicates through pointing, touch, and body language. He’s been living with his foster family for about 5 years and they shared that he’s a great helper around the house and loves outdoor activities.

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Miley

mileymileyGirl, born 2012
Osteogenesis Imperfecta

 

 

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Cullen #12-4

Cullen-Bulgaria cullen-2016DOB: 2001
Down syndrome

Listed: June 9, 2014

 

Update June 2016: Cullen was moved out of the institution and into a group home 18 months ago and he is thriving in that environment. He is talking, playing appropriately with peers, performing all self-help skills, and attending a special education school where he fully participates in games and activities. Videos taken in June 2016 show him engaged in pretend play and talking about his birthday (and he asks when he will get to have another birthday party!). The director of the group home says that he has been very healthy since moving into the home and she believes that he will thrive in a family. Photos and videos are available.

Update January 2012:  Cullen is in 4th grade this year. He knows the names of all the children in his class and has a best friend.   He pronounces short words and simple sentences. He can repeat numbers and counts to 5 with help. He is very musical and loves to dance.

Additional photos and videos of Cullen are available.  Cullen is 15 years old. He’s been living in a mental institution since the age of 5. He is completely healthy with no physical delays or health problems.  Cullen is in 3rd grade at a local special education school. He enjoys going on walks and field trips. He plays with blocks, mechanical toys and kitchen sets. He engages in pretend play. He likes to look at books and will look at the pictures in the book and point to objects in them upon request. He can identify animals and foods and choose them from photos. He has well developed self-help skills. He’s toilet trained, feeds himself, dresses himself, folds his own clothes and washes his hands and face independently before bed each night.

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Jared

BOY, born May 2007
This handsome young man, with dark hair and dark eyes, was born with a rare genetic condition called Stickler Syndrome.  His medical records also indicate microcephaly, a common symptom of SS.

Listed: June 3, 2010

Update May 2016: Jared has been transferred a while ago from his baby orphanage. New pictures are not currently available, but he *IS* still available for adoption.

Individuals with Stickler syndrome experience a range of signs and symptoms. Some people have no signs and symptoms; others have some or all of the features described below. In addition, each feature of this syndrome may vary from subtle to severe.

A characteristic feature of Stickler syndrome is a somewhat flattened facial appearance. This is caused by underdeveloped bones in the middle of the face, including the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. A particular group of physical features, called the Pierre Robin sequence, is common in children with Stickler syndrome. Robin sequence includes a U-shaped or sometimes V-shaped cleft palate (an opening in the roof of the mouth) with a tongue that is too large for the space formed by the small lower jaw. Children with a cleft palate are also prone to ear infections and occasionally swallowing difficulties.

Many people with Stickler syndrome are very nearsighted (described as having high myopia) because of the shape of the eye. People with eye involvement are prone to increased pressure within the eye (ocular hypertension) which could lead to glaucoma and tearing or detachment of the light-sensitive retina of the eye (retinal detachment). Cataract may also present as an ocular complication associated with Stickler’s Syndrome. The jelly-like substance within the eye (the vitreous humour) has a distinctive appearance in the types of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL2A1 and COL11A1 genes. As a result regular appointments to a specialist ophthalmologist are advised. The type of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL11A2 gene does not affect the eye.

People with this syndrome have problems that affect things other than the eyes and ears. Arthritis, abnormality to ends of long bones, vertebrae abnormality, curvature of the spine, scoliosis, joint pain, and double jointedness are all problems that can occur in the bones and joints. Physical characteristics of people with Stickler can include flat cheeks, flat nasal bridge, small upper jaw, pronounced upper lip groove, small lower jaw, and palate abnormalities, these tend to lessen with age and normal growth and palate abnormalities can be treated with routine surgery.

Another sign of Stickler syndrome is mild to severe hearing loss that, for some people, may be progressive (see hearing loss with craniofacial syndromes). The joints of affected children and young adults may be very flexible (hypermobile). Arthritis often appears at an early age and worsens as a person gets older. Learning difficulties, not intelligence, can also occur because of hearing and sight impairments if the school is not informed and the student is not assisted within the learning environment.

Stickler syndrome is thought to be associated with an increased incidence of mitral valve prolapse of the heart, although no definitive research supports this.

Jared may be available with Nate and Janie.

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Boden

boden boden4Boy, born April 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed October 11, 2012

Updated pictures from 2016

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

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

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Darcy

 

Darcy updates (1) Darcy updates (2)Darcy (1)Girl, born March 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (VSD)

Darcy is a delightful little girl! She came into care when she was 3 years old. She was diagnosed with Down syndrome, and a CHD (VSD) As of her report, done almost a year ago, she has not received surgery. Darcy has very good gross and fine motor skills! She is able to dress herself, and can walk and run with ease. She attends pre-school where she is learning to write. She has good recognition of colors, numbers, shapes, and names of objects. Darcy loves to play sports, and really enjoys her time outdoors! She has adapted to school very well, and plays well with the other kids. Darcy’s receptive speech is good, and they are working on her expressive speech. She has had no serious illnesses while at the orphanage. This precious little girl will bring lots of fun and laughter to your house! Darcy is waiting for a family!

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Ryan #6-14

ryan-2016-1DOB: 2001
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Listed: October 28, 2012

UPDATE MAY 2016:  Ryan was moved to a group home. He has made significant progress since leaving the institution and the staff believes that as they continue to work with him, he will continue to improve. Due to his history of behavior difficulties, the agency team sent a certified psychologist to spend time with Ryan and assess him in his new home. This updated information was provided by the psychologist who spent the day with Ryan and interviewed his teacher and the director of the group home: Ryan lives with children with more severe special needs, most of whom are in wheelchairs or bed bound. He feels like a leader in his group and enjoys helping with the other children. He has formed an emotional bond with the teacher that comes to the home to work with him. He waits for her in the morning, brings her the shoes she wears inside the home, and works very hard to obtain her praise and approval. He enjoys working with his teacher on activities such as assembling a train track. He is learning to do simple academic tasks like puzzles, though he loses interest quickly if he thinks it is “work”. He responds well to completing tasks and trying new things when the adults use praise and positive encouragement. He feeds himself. He is not yet toilet trained, but the director believes this is simply because no one at the institution attempted to train him. They will be working with him on this skill. He responds to his name and follows simple instructions. Behaviorally, he is doing very well in his new environment. He has formed attachments and works to please those he cares about. The staff describes him as calm and emotionally positive. He does struggle with concentration and is easily distracted, but he is willing to work hard for praise. He is hesitant with strangers, but will engage with them when encouraged.  Photos and videos are available through the agency.

Ryan is 12 years old. He has been in an institution.  His gross motor skills are well developed. He walks, runs, climbs and prefers physical activities. He exhibits some stereotypical movements. He plays with toys and attempts to manipulate them correctly. He requires 1:1 assistance for academic tasks. He is currently being instructed in how to trace letters, though he still requires assistance with this task. He tries to fit shapes into puzzles. He can arrange blocks and builds towers with them. He likes to arrange the chairs in stacks. He eats independently, though he’s still working on hygiene in related to table skills. He does put away his own dishes once he’s done eating. He can dress himself, but he does not undress himself independently. His personal hygiene skills are not built up at this time. During art class, he requires assistance with coloring and art projects. He can glue items onto paper if the items are pre-cut for him. His emotions and attention are unstable. He is hyperactive and doesn’t always follow the rules. He exhibits difficult behaviors when he doesn’t get his way or doesn’t want to do something. He is sometimes aggressive with objects and with his peers. He enjoys dancing and prefers to participate in activities and play that involve a ball and interacting with children who are more physical.

Additional information: Ryan has been visited by an experienced adoptive family and members from an adoption team well experienced in observing children with special needs. During the visits, he exhibited aggression toward the adults and staff members from the institution. He had difficulty following basic instructions from the staff and often didn’t respond to his name. He did seem to enjoy interacting in small amounts with the adults, though he wanted those interactions on his terms. He did not respond well to restrictions or being made to do things that he did not want to do. He will need a family willing to provide a lot of structure, routine and consistency in behavior management.

Additional photos and videos of Ryan from October 2012 are available.

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Vijay

vijay-2016Boy, born December 2007

Listed: June 4, 2012

Congenital hydrocephalus; epilepsy; cerebral palsy; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Optic atrophy

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/1mJd9rosJko

Vijay means “Victory” and we are all hoping he will find a family where he can thrive.  That would be a victory, indeed!  Please help save him from a lifetime in a crib.

Large families welcome, travel required.

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Brenna

brenna-2016Girl, born December 2007

Listed: June 4, 2012

FAS.  Microcephaly; Other congenital valgus deformities of feet (duck toed);  Coloboma of optic disc; Severe mental delays; strabismus; paralytic syndromes (cerebral palsy?)

What a cutie!  And what a world of different a head of hair would make for her, she needs to be in pigtails!

Update March 2014:
Very sweet and energetic little girl, eager to play and interact. She definitely has cognitive delays, and does not speak but functions within the preschool type setting classroom of her groupa. She communicates by pointing and making sounds. She appears to have something like hemiplegia CP affecting the right side of her body, causing a big of a drag in her leg as she walks, and causing her arm to be stiff on that side as well. She’s a happy little girl and very cute.

$9.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marty #6-7

marty-2016-1Boy, born June 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: June 23, 2010

UPDATE MAY 2016:  He easily relates to both children and staff. He likes to play with the children from his group. He responds when addressed by name and enjoys receiving attention.. He shows interest in all kinds of toys, but his top favorites are the stuffed ones. He has been included in a special remedial and training program created by a local university where he is involved in game therapy, individual activities,and kinesitherapy. The child struggles with his participation in the training activities due to easily being distracted. He will look with interest at bright objects, pictures and books. He likes to listen to music.He takes an active part in the music classes and in physical education activities.

Marty is described as a quiet and even-tempered child who has adapted quickly to the routine and daily schedule at the institution. He is able to walk independently. He assists with dressing and undressing himself and is learning to feed himself as well. He goes to the toilet when reminded to do so by the staff. He is not yet speaking but demonstrates understanding and follows basic requests.

He plays with other children and interacts well with adults. He responds to his name and loves attention from the caregivers. He has a special bond with one specific care giver. He loves to play with toys and shows a preference for stuffed animals.  Marty has already been transferred to an institution.

UPDATE March 2014:  He is a calm and quiet boy; good general condition; walks independently; eats, dresses/undresses and puts his shoes on independently; a 5th-grade student at an auxiliary school; vocalizes; understands what he is told; scribbles; establishes contact with other children and staff members; loves getting attention and being caressed; follows simple instructions; has formed a relationship of emotional attachment with one of the staff members; loves listening to music.

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Mollie

Mollie updateMollie (2)Girl, born March 2004
PRC
Mental delays

Listed: March 5, 2014

Mollie can sit, stand and walk, jump, run and go up and down stairs independently. She can make movements with teacher’s guidance. Regarding language development, she can communicate with nannies and teachers. She get’s along well with other children and likes to help others. She is able to play with toys, clap hands and dance with music, and participate in outdoor activities.

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Tabatha

Tabatha Tabatha2Girl, born October 2013
SE-Asia
Down syndrome

Listed October 13, 2015

 

UPDATED May 2016:  This gentle little girl has Down syndrome and came into care at approximately 2 weeks old after being found at the front gate of her current care center.  She responds to her name, laughs out loud, stands alone for 5 seconds, and walks with support. Tabatha is noted to have developmental delays that have been improving with physical therapy, malnutrition, and congenital heart disease. She shows much interest in music, clapping her hands when she hears it. Verbally, she babbles a few words and greets familiar people. Tabatha can follow simple directions from her caregivers. This sweetie is waiting for a family who has excellent access to the medical and developmental resources she needs to thrive and meet her full potential.

$2,268.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Felicity

Felicity (1)FelicityGirl, born February 2011
PRC
Down syndromeFelicity (2)

Updated April 2016:
Felicity is a very cute little girl, who warmed up to our staff quickly when they visited in April 2016. Another little girl put a crown on her head at the nanny’s request, which Felicity didn’t seem to mind! She is diagnosed with Down syndrome, as well as a heart murmur. She is able to walk and run well. Her speech is not always clear, but staff heard her say “mama” very clearly. Caregivers say it seems like she tries to put 2-3 words together, but they can’t always tell. She’s a very social little girl, who loves to be playing with other kids. A natural little leader, she can become loud trying to get the other children’s attention and get them to follow her! She follows basic directions, but isn’t receiving any formal teaching yet. When asked to point to parts of the face (eyes, ears, nose, mouth) she could do so. Our staff watched her put together duplo blocks very well!

There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.

$1,137.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ezrah

ezrah updated photo april 2016Ezrah updateBoy, born June 2012
PRC
Ankle joint contracture of both knees and muscular tension of limbs reduced

 

Ezrah can keep his head steadily and can hold his head up; he can stand up with wrists held slightly; he can recognize the aunt who cares him, can make sound of ma-ma, nai-nai, can shake and stare at the rattles, can take a block in a hand and take another one, can reach and grasp the toy beyond, and can shake the rattles consciously; he can chase the toy with hands and can look for the dropped toy; he can react to the game of hide and seek and looking oneself in the mirror; he is very curious and likes to discover and recognize all kinds of never seen objects and fresh things. He cares about the changers of around people and things.

Ezrah has an extroverted personality, is active, likes to play games with peers; he likes colorful toys with making sounds; he responds actively to stimulation of new things or strangers.

In an update from January 2016: Ezrah isn’t receiving any therapies for his conditions, and can’t yet stand or walk on his own. He gets around very well by crawling using his arms. Ezrah can speak in simple phrases, and express his ideas easily, as well as follow simple instructions from caregivers

April 2016 update: Ezrah is active and outgoing. Ezraht’s mental development is the same as kids the same age. His lower limbs make it so that he cannot walk. He knows and will tell adults when he needs to go to the bathroom. He can use the baby toilet by himself. Ezrah is well behaved and obedient.

He cannot walk, but he can move on his bottom with hand coordination. His fine motor skills are good and he can pick up rice. He cannot go to school due to his special need. Ezrah has good emotional development. He can read faces. He is attached to his foster mother and will share food with her. Ezrah can express his needs well and can follow simple directions. He is a very smart child! He can call the familiar people properly. Ezrah likes to play games with his foster family and other kids. He has been in the same foster family since March of 2014. He is not on any medication.

$3,457.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Regina

Regina collageGirl, born December 2004
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease

Listed: April 10, 2013

Regina was abandoned at the Children’s Welfare Institute in 2009, when she was approximately 5 years old.

After admission she adapted to the group life quickly. She likes being praised, can get alone well with caretaker and children, sometimes can care younger brothers and sisters and can manage her life.Regina (2)

In late 2010 she entered preschool class. We design and make some projects for her. We find she is interested with colorful paper, she takes the colorful paper to roll and unfold repeatedly. She learns to use scissor to cut paper. She likes painting, use colorful pens to draw circles on balloon. She can put the toy blocks of the same color together which makes her can recognize color and make her fingers more flexible. Regina has had a great change in the preschool class, from an autistic child she grows up into a polite and helpful child.

After training (blow the balloon, tongue exercise and read Pinyin), she can speak “wo, wawa, mama, yao, buyao, hao”, can write some numbers and simple characters. Her limb ability is improved, she can ride a bike, can swing, can sit on the seesaw, recently he loves riding children’s bike. Once upon a time, they are singing together, she feel the student near her does not sing well and tells to stop singing. At the same time she is helpful boy, she can do what she can, can help the teacher to clean the classroom and pick up the toys together; in the dormitory she can help to fold the clothes. In the picnic, she can pull child’s hand positively and can have a bag with food on her back. Through picnic and community activity, she broads her vision and improves her sociability.

She is confident, optimistic, polite, loving and sunshine child. She can perform actively when some guests visit the institute.   MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

There is a special $5,000 agency grant for Regina, from the adoption agency that currently holds her file.

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Gracie and George #

OGirl, born in 2007.  She has a delay in neuro-psychical development and epileptic seizures.

Gracie has been diagnosed with epilepsy and moderate mental delay. She is in a good general condition and has good general condition and well-developed gross and fine motor skills. She has formed self-service skills – she eats independently, arranges her clothes and keeps her personal belongings in order. She likes to be involved in art and musical activities.

Boy, born in 2005.   He has a delay in neuro-psychical development and mental delay.

The boy has infantile cerebral palsy and moderate mental delay. He rarely gets ill. He talks in simple sentences and participates in dialogues. He has good orientation in familiar surroundings and is not shy with strangers. He has built self-service and hygiene habits.

Listed April 9, 2014

Both children are friendly towards strangers and in the videos you will see them communicating with each other and with the person taking the videos.

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Yvonne

updated yvonne2YvonneYvonne-ChinaGirl, born July 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 1, 2013

 

Yvonne is a polite and friendly girl. “She likes to be tidy and beautiful,” said a visiting social worker. “So many times I saw her combing her hair.”

For the past year, Yvonne has lived in a group home in Hebei, China, where she gets to experience family life in the care of a foster mother and father. Although Yvonne has Down syndrome, she is described as “high functioning” for her condition. In the group home, she has taken on a big sister role and often helps her foster mom care for the younger children. Now 8 years old, she can read over 50 Chinese characters and count and write from 1 to 10.

Yvonne loves to perform and has natural grace. She was chosen to be the dance leader at her orphanage preschool. When she completes a project, she loves sharing it with her foster mom, and basking in her praise. Although she can be stubborn at times, Yvonne mostly listens and follows directions well.

Update Oct 2014:
Yvonne is outgoing and sensible. In her foster family, she is like an elder sister who takes care of her younger siblings. Whenever there are conflics between her siblings, she will do mediation for them. She acts like a little judge who is amiable but dignified. Therefore, her siblings all have faith in her. Yvonne loved on all the kids at the SWI too. She tucked them all in and told the visitors all about them.

Yvonne is also a good assistant of her parents in the foster family. When her foster parents are cooking, she always helps them with trimming vegetables, washing dishes or sweeping the floor. She does all these things as good as an adult. When her foster parents need to go out, she can take good care of her siblings so that let her parents don’t need to worry about them. She does so many things that her parents always praise her and love her so much.

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Mason

41128135445 Masonmason-2016Boy, born 2003
FAS, Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, profound mental delays, Other disorders of optic disc, general delays

Listed: November 30, 2014

Updated Picture and information 4/16!

The orphanage cannot keep this boy longer. They will try to hold him till the end of this summer. If nobody commits to him, he will be transferred to the terrible place for handicapped people forever,  and it will be very hard to pull him out from there.

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Lucas

41128135316 Lucas (3)

lucaslucas-2016Boy, born 2008

updated picture/information 4/16!
This boy used to cry a lot before. He needs his family ASAP! Recently he was at health and recreation resort where lots of nationals spend their vacation. So he got good social experience and made good progress in his communication skills. He has a good potential. If he is not chosen for adoption within next year they will place him in a handicapped children and adults orphanage forever where more likely he will be a bedridden person with no chance for normal life.

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Severe mental delays (with the statement of no, or minimal, impairment of behavior), Undescended testicle (bilateral), Convergent concomitant strabismus, Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements, Cardiomyopathy, unspecified

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Jacob

Jacobjacob-2016Boy, born 2006

new updated picture 4/16!

Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; syndrome of movement disorders; severe mental delay

 

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Maeve

Maeve EE4Maeve was born in November 2014 and has Down Syndrome. Her heart defect is being monitored and will be treated as necessary.

Update April 2016: Maeve’s heart defect was surgically corrected in May 2015. She had a smooth recovery and has been doing noticeably better since then. Maeve is an active toddler who eats well, sits independently and pulls to a stand against stable support. Her doctor and caregivers are happy with her development.

$1,129.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Max

Maxmax-updateBoy, born 2009

congenital heart disease, ventricular septal defect in the phase of closure, nebtal delay, nanism

Probable FAS (cautionary disclosure….facial features and other medical complications consistent with this condition).

Update from a family who met him in April 2016:
The director was encouraging us to consider (Max) for adoption too and really wants to see him in a family. He was transferred into the institution with our son. He was very small for his age, (maybe the size of an American 3 year old) and very active. He reminded me of a small chipmunk because he kept running around the director’s office and poking his nose into everything!!! He was SO curious! I saw him get cookies off the director’s table and he was able to chew and swallow, without difficulty, though he does tend to overload his mouth. (maybe he is afraid they will take the food away?) He drinks normally from a cup.

He understood speech addressed to him and appropriately made the correct animal sound when asked what the dog, cow, etc says. He also knew placement of his body parts. (Eyes, ears…) I did not observe him speak except for animal sounds but gestured appropriately when he needed his needs met.

He does tend to ignore redirection, but does it with a mischievous gleam in his eye and, due to him responding appropriately to questions, there is no doubt in my mind he understands, just doesn’t want to listen! After all, the director’s large office was a fun, new place to explore!

I saw him swinging in a swing and he seems fine physically. His movement (walking and running) is very good. He is not overly affectionate but tolerates affection well. (Director was lifting him/giving him hugs)

This is a nice institution to adopt from. It is an easy walk from the hotel and the hotel director speaks English and is very welcoming and accommodating to American guests. They will overfeed you!  There are many shops, parks, and markets within easy walking distance of the hotel and institution.  Unfortunately, at this institution, the disabled adult men are lumped in with the little boys. Max needs out now! He has amazing potential with a family!

$25.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Landon

41121123425 Landonlandon-2016Boy, born 2009

new updated picture 4/16!

Microcephaly, Tetraparesis, Severe mental delays (with the statement of no, or minimal, impairment of behavior), Lack of expected normal physiological development, Convergent concomitant strabismus, Iron deficiency anaemia, Undescended testicle (bilateral)

$99.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Chad #14-2

Chad collage 2 Chad collage 1

Boy, born April 2001
Down syndrome

Listed: June 23, 2010

Chad was born in 2001, he started looking at objects at the age of 6-7 months old; he started reacting to sounds at the age of 4-5 months old; he started sitting independently at the age of 1 year and 8 months and he walks with support since he’s been 2 years and 6 months. Chad has Down Syndrome; Delays in the neuro-psychical development; Moderate mental delay.

The child considerably lags behind for his age in his physical development. His motions are uncoordinated. The fine motor skills are not mastered. The child walks independently and climbs up stairs with support.  His attention is difficult to attract and to keep. His memory is with limited volume and the memorization is primarily mechanic, with accumulation.  The child reacts with increased anxiety and cry to unfamiliar environments. He participates in group activities with the other children and actively contacts them. He cheers up when contacted by an adult and reacts by uttering sounds of cheer and watching the adult in the eyes. Chad is oriented in the space in the different parts of the day.  He demonstrates bond, cheer, anxiety, and guilt. He calmly observes the children playing. He would play with them and is happy from their contacts. He carries out elementary instructions: “come”, “sit down”, “give me your hand”. The child doesn’t have developed skills for self-help and needs constant support. He can eat independently. He can’t dress or undress but cooperates when changed. He reacts to his name. He is oriented in the daily routine

He understands the speech of the others when it is simple. He pronounces single sounds by imitation. He is interactive, seeks contact, and demonstrates selectivity and preferences in his interactions with the other children and the personnel. He has expressive facial mimics that he shows his emotions with. He likes to listen to songs, laughs out loud and claps with his hands. He moves in tune with the music and is very mobile and energetic. He attracts the attention of the adults by pulling them or patting them with his hands because he can’t speak. He pronounces separate syllables – “ma”, “ba”, “da”, as well as words with repetitive syllables – “mama”, “baba”.

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

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Kiara

kiara

kiara1Girl, born 2012

Spina bifida, Congenital hydrocephalus

 

Very smart girl, can talk, tells poems

 

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Asher

Guardian Angelasher1Boy, born February 2009
Cerebral palsy, spastic low paraparesis, retinopathy

New picture from March, 2016

 

Such a handsome boy!  He has such beautiful big eyes.

 

$2,198.38 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nathan #29-21

Nathan 2016 (1) Nathan 2016 (2)Age: 3
Diagnosis: Infantile cerebral palsy – quadriparesis; Hypotrophy; Delay in the neuro-psychical development

The child is considerably delayed in the psycho-motor development. He is not stable on his legs. He can turn from his stomach on his back and vice versa. He can sit alone and can stand up on his knees. Reacts to emotional stimulus with smile, makes sounds, but does not pronounce syllables. He is a picky eater. His sleep is calm. The child reaches out and grabs a toy and plays with it by moving the toy from one hand to the other. He looks at people and follows objects by turning his head. He recognizes known people. He can solve simple problems – moving to an object he is interested in. He is mostly happy, gets irritated when placed in a noisy surrounding. He listens to speech but doesn’t seem to understand it. He reacts mainly to the tone. He can play on his own by manipulating simply with toys (takes cubes out of a box and hits them together).

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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Rudy

Rudy (2) New Rudy 1Boy, born January 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Rudy is described as an active little boy. At the time of his report when he was 2.5 he could roll over, crawl, bang blocks together, pick toys up out of a cup, feed himself biscuits and track people with his eyes as they move. He recognizes people, imitates sounds, recognizes his own name, understands facial expressions and waves his hands to say good-bye. Rudy laughs out loud and he has a good appetite.

$1,187.28 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kenzie

kenzie-2016Girl, born 2015Samantha-001

Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus; Lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus; Sacral spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Congenital heart defect: atrial septal defect; other malformation of the tricuspid valve; heart failure

Look at that hair!  Adorable!

Precious baby girl!  What a gift to have her listed so young.

At the age of two days old, she was operated. Now the hole in her spinal column is closed, but she needs the second step, next surgery. Mentally she is developing normal, she can grab things, she does the baby talk, she makes eye contact, she cries very seldom.

She can not sit, she always lays in her crib. She is a good eater, she has some baby fat. Her caregivers say she is not a cry baby, and seems to be happy.  She was also previously listed as “Samantha.”

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

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Judith

40730094950judith-2016Girl, born 2012
CP, dual hemiplegia

 

Judith cannot walk or sit independently. But she shows interest in toys and reacts to speech addressed to her.

 

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Inga

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Girl, born 2006
OD

HIV+

Inga is a very delicate and shy girl. She has blond hair and blue eyes. She resides at the orphanage since February 2015. Before this she has stayed with her father. Her mother died in 2008.

Her father has lived with her mother’s sister (Inga’s aunt) after her mother’s death. They both abused alcohol and reportedly there were a lot of fights and alcoholic libations. For sure Inga saw many negative situations. Her father is suspected of abusing the girl. A court case is in process. He has prohibition of contact with Inga.

Sometimes she has visits of her grandmother (mother of her mother) and aunt. She likes their visits but understands her situation. At the present Inga operates well in the orphanage. She doesn’t create any behavior problems. She tries be very independent. She is open with children and adults. She is very sensitive girl. She hides her emotions. During the days she is smiling but sometimes she has a withdrawal period. She doesn’t want to speak about the past. She looks for contact with adults. She needs to be noticed and be cuddled. Sometimes she can be stubborn.

Inga is clever girl. She likes puzzles, drawing (and doing it really well!), playing with other children. Her IQ is average and she is good schoolgirl. She attends in dancing class. She works with a psychologist and pedagog.

Update 2016: Inga at the beginning of her stay in the orphanage was very withdraw, she hasn’t wanted to speak. She was afraid so much of new situation. During the adaptation process (3 months) she hasn’t been willing to cooperate with the educators, she has avoided contacts with other children. She has been very sad and lost. During this period Inga has been sick very often. Her appearance has aroused anxiety. She was very slim, her skin was pale, she looked tired. Inga has had very often fever, cough, rashes. Inga had aversion to eat. After many medical exams the diagnosis that she is chronically ill (HIV).

In opinion of people who take care of Inga in the orphanage she functions very good now. She is more open, she wasn’t sick almost at all. In this difficult period of the year autumn-winter Inga wasn’t sick even once. She didn’t have any rash. She much better copes with swallowing drugs. Inga is open, smiling, more communicative. Other children like her. She is very sensitive and sustainable. She good cooperate with the children, in school and in the orphanage. Sometimes she has the moments that is little withdraw. Inga needs little time to trust new person.

Since the beginning of the January the psychologist and the pedagogue in the orphanage have been talking with Inga about potential (domestic) adoption. She understands what is adoption and how this process works. Her reaction is positive. But she hasn’t been informed about possibility of international adoption at this moment. The psychologist and the pedagogue will work with her further and they think she will be positive about it as well.

$49.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marielli

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MarielliMarielli-2Girl, born 2011
PRC
Post-operative cleft palate
Beautiful Marielli has a contagious giggle. She loves to play with her foster mommy and giggles every time a toy block falls from her head. Like most toddlers, she wants to play the game on repeat. She shows how she wants to play again by grabbing her foster momma’s hand and motions to do it again. One of her favorite times of day is bath time! The sweet girl loves to splash and splash.

She is social, active and definitely not shy. She is often comforted by being held and snuggled when she is upset. Marielli was fortunate to be a part of Love Without Boundaries cleft exchange in 2012 and has had her cleft palate repaired already. Her file states that she congenital cleft palate (now repaired) and poor brain development. She is sure to be an absolute joy to a family. Who is ready to giggle and splash with Marielli?

An update received in the fall of 2015 states that Marielli is now living with a foster family. She is reported to be a healthy little girl who rarely gets sick. Compared to children of the same age, Marieli is still very delayed. She does crawl, stand, and walk with assistance. Marielli is cooperative with her caregivers, but rarely talks and says few well-pronounced words. She is happiest when her caregivers play with her, offer her toys, or hug her. Marielli has quite an appetite and eats a wide range of foods. There is a small hole in her palate, so some foods are difficult for her to eat. It is said that she is receiving rehabilitation training, but no details were given. Marielli has a fear of meeting strangers and her caregivers say she has an introverted personality.

Marielli’s current agency also has a $3000 grant available for qualified families.

$94.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nicki

NickiGirl, born June 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: May 9, 2014

Nicki is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and post-operative cleft lip. Nicki has waited a very long time to find her forever family. Such a beautiful smile, she is said to be kind to people, is polite, attached to foster mother, sensitive and active thinking.  Presently she has normal intelligence development, good physical development, and average balance ability and can walk with hands holding onto support.

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Hewitt

Hewitt (1) Hewitt (2)Hewitt (3)Boy, born September 2010
PRC
Hydrocephalus, Dandy-Walker Syndrome, post-operative meningoencephalocele, post-operative peritoneal shunt of arachnoid cysts

Handsome Hewitt is a sweet little boy who needs a family willing to look past all the labels he’s been given and see him for the precious little boy he is and the wonderful son he will be. Hewitt can sort objects by color, follow directions, make great eye contact and conversation, and draw quite well. He is clearly a happy little guy with a sweet and gentle personality. Hewitt is from a very good orphanage and he is living with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage. Hewitt loves to play and sing!

Hewitt is diagnosed as having hydrocephalus and Dandy Walker syndrome and is postoperative for a meningoencephalocele and postoperative for a peritoneal shunt due to arachnoid cysts.

Hosted in February 2016 – His host mama says:
Tristan is a precious little boy with a lot of energy. He loves being with people and for the most part is gentle and kind to other children. He really desires to please and loves to help around the house. He enjoys playing outside and wants desperately to learn how to ride a bike. He likes to listen to music. He has fun trying English words and cracks up when google translate translates his Chinese into silly things. He is very responsive to love and attention and is an intuitive little boy.

Tristan has adjusted well. Initially he stuck pretty close to me but has bonded more with host dad in the last week. He’s also been having a lot of fun playing with our children. The three of them were dancing to music tonight. He and our daughter made up some hand motions to one of the songs. He also enjoys playing with the baby (age almost 2) and is very gentle with her. He really looks up to our older girls (ages 10 and 12) and loves when they read to him or spend time playing with him.

On Saturday he found a children’s worship cd and has been listening to it over and over. He has played it as he’s fallen asleep every night since then. Tonight we caught him on video singing along with pretty decent English.

We took him swimming with friends…he really enjoyed that. He went to church with us and wasn’t so sure about it the first week. This past week he did much better, although it’s still hard on him to be around so many different people who all want to say hello to him. He gets pretty silly and sticks very close to us.

He has participated in our homeschool…he loves to water color, cut paper, glue, and paint. We’ve also been able to “read” several books to him through google translate…we discovered you can take a picture of the words and it will translate! Very fun! He enjoys that a lot. We’ve gone to the park, played in our back yard (he loves it out there), ridden bikes together, and gone for family walks. Tristan does very well with a predictable schedule and does struggle when things are different than the norm. He really likes it when we are all together. He eats pretty much anything we give him, although he didn’t want to touch oatmeal the first time we served it. He did like it the second time. He especially LOVES eggs, apples, and carrots .

The first week and a half that Tristan was with us, he struggled any time we needed to say no to him…especially in the afternoons. He was having melt downs almost daily. We would simply hold him until he calmed down and was willing to listen. He did get pretty worked up several times and tried to bite, scratch, and throw his head back. As he has settled into our home, these met downs have occurred less and less. He didn’t have any melt downs over the weekend even though our schedule was different than the norm and things were busier. He has been much quicker to listen and to say sorry when we ask him to.

Tristan is a very sweet little boy. He’s very active and likes to be outside a lot. He’s gentle with other children for the most part and loves to be silly. He likes to be held and loves to snuggle. We’ve all fallen in love with him in the short time he’s been with us.

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Susan

SusanGirl, born March 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 29, 2015

Susan is active and outgoing. She needs some time to be familiar with strangers and will interact with you if you are familiar. She gets along with others very well. She can communicate with others basically. She would help others to get utensils out. She can walk; go up and down stairs alone. She could stack blocks. She is very helpful to other kids. She will carry chairs, clean rooms and pick up garbage on the floor.

Additional photos available from the agency.

From her host family, February 2016:
Suzy has adjusted well to being in our home.  She initially had some anxiety during travel in our vehicle. This seems to have subsided after the first couple of day trips. We believe it may be related to not being certain where we were going and if she would be returning to our home. At this point, after six days with our family, she seems comfortable with our outings, and seems to understand that we will end up back at our house by the end of the day. This comfort seems to help her. She does get sleepy while riding in the car, if traveling over 45 minutes at a time. She naps, and then readily wakes up when we stop, with no problems.

Suzy is staying in the bedroom with two of our girls, ages 11 and 8. She remembers our 8-year old, who was a close friend in China! She has bonded well to both girls, looking to the older one as a constant guide/helper/playmate, and enjoys playing with the younger one, too. The girls are often holding hands when we’re walking about during our outings. Suzy is very sweet to our youngest daughter, age 6, who is wheelchair-bound and cannot speak. She also gets along well with our two boys, ages 15 and 13. Suzy is an obedient child, and listens to what we ask her to do. She also does a good job with our hand gestures, use of English, and demonstrations with the other kids to let her know what we are asking of her. She is a good-natured child, and has a very pleasant personality. She often giggles and laughs, and is now saying “hello” to people we pass by in the stores. She also says “bye” to people readily. She is seeming to understand us better each day, picking up on what we are saying (in English) and motioning.

Suzy is eating well. She usually eats a small breakfast, medium size lunch, has snacks during the day, and a larger dinner. This is by her own choosing, as we let her eat what she needs. She enjoys the Chinese food that we’ve made or purchased. We have also had Chick-fil-A and made taco salad, which she liked. She favors rice, meat, and some vegetables. We had ice cream this afternoon, which she thoroughly enjoyed!

We have gone to the park on a couple of occasions, to the pet store, and gone shopping. We also went to church and to an evening kids program. We have invited people over to our house to visit as well. She really does well in stores, and does not reach out to touch a lot of things. She stays with us in the stores very well. She liked riding in the cart for a little while.

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Ross

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Boy, born August 2003

Listed: May 4, 2011

His file says he has a seizure disorder, an possibly other mental disorders and brain damage — it is unclear if that all refers back to his seizure disorder.  It does not state that he has a mental delay, but it is possible.

It also appears that he has either a lazy eye or vision issues, from the pictures.  More pictures available.

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Abram

abram1-2016Boy, born 2012
Hydrocephalus posthemorrhagic

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Oh sweet love needs a family and medical care.

 

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Malachi

30118202126malachi-2016Boy, born June 2009

hydrocephalus (condition after ventriculoperitoneal shunt); cerebrospinal hernia of lumbar spine, post-surgery; congenital partial atrophy of optic discs; pelvic organs dysfunction; cytomegalovirus infection; anemia; rickets

$691.89 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kate

Kate (2) Kate (1)Girl, born February 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Kate is a precious baby girl! She came to the orphanage when she was about one month old, and was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Kate has the typical delays seen with children with Down syndrome, but is trying her best to learn! She has no known heart issues, and has been healthy since her arrival. Kate is very happy, sweet, social, and a lovable baby girl! She is ready for a mommy and daddy, and lots of love and attention.

$20.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Matty

matty-201630930134543Boy, born March 2005

FAS, cerebral palsy, lower spastic paraparesis, delay of mental development of the child with organic lesion of the central nervous system, bilateral uranostaphyloschisis after plastic surgery, subatrophy of both eyes’ optic nerves, shortsightedness of both eyes, horizontal nystagmus, flat feet

Listed: October 9, 2013

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Kaelin

Kaelin (2) Kaelin (1)Boy, born June 2007
PRC
Heart Disease-Major

Kaelin is a handsome boy with an outgoing personality! He is 8 years old, and came into care as a baby. Kaelin has a CHD (VSD) that had not been repaired as of 2014. He has been with a foster family since 2008, and has been well cared for since that time. He is close to his foster brother and sister, and enjoys playing games with them. He likes to read, and gets along well with his classmates. Kaelin is a bright boy who is active, obedient, and very social! He is waiting for a family of his own. Kaelin is a great kid, loved by those who know him, and will certainly be a wonderful addition to your family!

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bronson

Bronson2 bronson-2016Boy, born 2014
Spina Bifida

 

Additional medical information available to those seriously interested!

What a beautiful little boy!!  Additional pictures available.

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

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Noelia L10

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, 5 years old

Early antenatal central nervous system defect, microcephaly, cerebral palsy with a spastic feet paraparesis. Speech development delay. Lack of protein energy. Received primary latent hypothyreosis.

UPDATED 2016: Noelia has blue eyes and light brown hair. She is friendly, helpful, likes joking and laughing, strong will, adequate emotions and overall positive mood. She likes games with singing, she remembers and repeats movements. She has great interest in what is happening around her. She really likes individual consultations with specialists, enjoys walks – she walks with the help of walking frames. She has a good appetite and tries to talk, expresses interest in board games, but her focus is not firm, she has difficulty concentrating; speech delay, self-service skills like eating are well developed, but dressing up and going to the bathroom is problematic, probably due to the overbearing care of adults. Social worker says that she is doing much better than her diagnosis sounds.

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Andrew

andrew-2016andrew2Boy, born 2011
Cerebral palsy

Listed: April 16, 2015

Update Jan 2016:
The child is making good progress! He started to walk, plays well, reacts to everyone and everything. He is very affectionate and smiles all the time.

He has to be transferred to the institution now.

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

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Pepper

Pepper

Pepper (2)PepperGirl, born Feb 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Pepper is an active, extroverted little girl who was born in February of 2010. She was abandoned only months after she was born and was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a heart condition. She received surgery for her heart condition and recovered well. She has good motor development and self-care skills, having the ability to wash her hands before and after meals, and dress herself. She is very helpful to her caregivers, often assisting with simple chores like folding towels. She can respond to simple requests, like when someone asks her to give them something. She can draw a circle, count from 1-10, and say words like “aunt,” “brother,” and “sister.” She can sing children’s songs and likes to watch TV to learn new songs and dances. She likes playing on the playground and playing games with other children!

From a recent update (1/2016)
Pepper is toilet trained but does need reminders. Her caretakers state that she is active, lovely, well behaved and obedient.Pepper is attending school at the orphanage. She can follow multistep directions. She can speak simple words like “Ayi(nanny), GeGe(elder brother) and JieJie(elder sister), etc. Pepper will point at eyes, ears, noses, hands etc. She loves to imitate others- do what they do and say what theysay. For example, she will imitate the nanny’s words and behavior. She will sing or dance when she watches music programs on tv. She can express herself. Her speech ability is a bit behind compared with healthy children her age.

A $4000 grant may be available to families from her current agency.

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

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Elliot, Casey and Lynn

IMG_3685casey lynnElliot, boy, born 2004 – mental delays
Casey, girl, born 2008, healthy
Lynn, girl, born 2006, healthy

Listed: May 12, 2015

Casey,the younger girl was born in 2008 and has no SNs, just some kind of development delay. She is smart and active, participate in all orphanage performances. She has now been transferred as well.

Her older sister, Lynn, was transferred from her orphanage due to her age and in August she will be transferred again. She was born in 2006. By orphanage social worker her older sister is VERY smart and beautiful, no SNs, very active in all performances. She has now been transferred again

Both girls need a family asap!!!  These 2 siblings are to be adopted together for sure.

They have an older brother born in 2004. He is in the special school orphanage and has severe mental delays. 

If a family decides to adopt all 3 children it will be great!!! If they want only two younger siblings they are to be approved for 3 children and to get referral to meet ALL 3 siblings. Then if they decide not to adopt the oldest one we will do the best to “separate” them. I think it is possible, but we cannot guarantee it for sure.  They have a younger brother as well, and he has already been adopted.

*** We are eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Julia

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Girl, born 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Julia, 8.5 years old, was born with Down syndrome and was abandoned when she was only three months old. Julia is learning to read, write and count, and her speech is well developed. Julia is a performer and loves to dance and sing! She is potty-trained and likes to help take care of younger children.

We visited Julia in her orphanage in late June.  She is small for her age, which is common for children with DS.  She was just precious.  She recited a poem for us along with hand gestures, which we captured on video.

If your family is open to the adoption of a child with Down syndrome, please consider Julia.  She could be a wonderful addition to your family.

A $5000 grant is available to reduce Julia’s adoption expenses for an eligible family, from her current agency.

$926.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Trevor

Trevor

trevor-2016Boy, born 2013
Hydrocephalus, Sensorineural hearing loss, bilateral, Atrial septal defect, Optic atrophy

Sweetie!!

 

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

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Oscar #11-55

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Down syndrome, hydrocephalus; a brain cyst; epilepsy; bronchial asthma; hypothyroidism.

Oscar has good physical development.

When hearing familiar adults speak, he would produce sounds and sound combinations and turn his head in the direction of sound. He likes listening to relaxing music and children’s songs.

Sweet Oscar is rolling over!  The agency has video available for interested families.

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Dylan #6-21

DylanDylanAge: 3 years

viral meningitis at the age of 3 months, internal and external hydrocephalus, after installation of a lumbar-peritoneal shunt; agenesis of the corpus callosum; heterozygous Beta-thalassemia; he was diagnosed with epilepsy that was resistant to the conducted treatment and after a check-up MRI examination, a shunt was installed. After the surgery the EEG results were within the norm and the anticonvulsant treatment was stopped; Delayed physical and psychological development in all areas;

Listed: September 2014

Dylan takes a sitting position independently and remains sitting for a long time without using anything for support.He stands up in his crib while holding onto the bars and he walks around in his crib freely. He can walk when held by both hands and he makes small steps, albeit not stable enough. He has already started moving around independently with a movable support (a special walker). Dylan is very happy when a familiar adult jests him. He would often get sulky when the adult is going away. He produces various sounds. He often expresses his emotions with screams and shouts. Dylan responds to being called by name and to the invitation “Come here”. He is fed with slightly mashed transitional food. Dylan does very well drinking liquids from a cup. If he likes the drink, he holds the cup independently, with both his hands. Dylan cannot yet control his physiological needs and he isn’t potty-trained yet.

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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Antoinette #24-33

Antoinette (2) Antoinette (1)Girl, almost 4 years old

infantile cerebral palsy; blindness; bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, muscle tone – quadri-hypotonia and hyperreflexia.

March 2014 update:

No physical activity and initiative. Takes a passive seat with adherence, has elbow support but shows poor balance reactions. Gripping reflex – upon touch with, grips for a short while. Visual – motor coordination /hand-to-hand; Hand-foot-thigh; Hand-foot-mouth /. Visual analyzer – horizontal nystagmus, amaurosis, atrophy of optic nerve. Does not follow and fixate a bright object. Does not wince and does not orient in the direction of strong acoustic stimulus, bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Pronounced “seeking” reflex and pathological oral automatisms. Speech production – coo sounds and vocalizations. Affective reactions – heavily decreased mimical facial expression, responds to tactile stimulation, “facade” smile is observed briefly.

Autonomy – positioned entirely by an adult. She feeds with an appetite and permanently gains on weight. Sleep – short periods of wakefulness.

Update, August 2014: Within a month this little girl has made a progress, which is encouraging. Also, the staff working with her shared that according to them she is not deaf but probably with decreased hearing!!!

The agency has an updated report on file and video! Antoinette needs a family that will give her a chance!

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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Kyle Cole

Kyle RKKyleBoy, born 2011
PRC
Spina bifida, hydrocephalus

Kyle is 3.5 years old with an adorable smile! Kyle was abandoned when he was only one month old. He had surgery for a meningocele and had a shunt placed for hydrocephalus when he was only 7 months old, but is now doing well although he does not yet have bowel or bladder control. Kyle is described as an active little boy who is walking and talking and has age-appropriate mental development. He likes to play with toy cars and to dance along to music! Could Kyle be your son?

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

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Ryan

Ryan RKRyan RKBoy, born 2010
PRC
meningocele (post-op), hydrocephalus (shunt placed)

Ryan, age 5, is a sweet, shy little boy. He was abandoned outside a hospital when he was about 12 months old. Shortly after coming into orphanage care, he had surgery for a meningocele and also had a shunt placed to decrease the pressure in his head caused by hydrocephalus. The procedures were successful and he has recovered well. Ryan has good bowel and bladder control and his latest medical report says he’s healthy now.

We visited Ryan in his orphanage in late June and were taken in by his shy smile. He enjoyed playing with our iPad. Ryan demonstrated his excellent walking and running, and sang us a song. His video will melt your heart.
Ryan lives with a foster family. He sleeps with his foster mother and is very attached to her. Ryan is described as introverted and not very talkative. His motor and speech development are a bit delayed.
Could Ryan be the son you’ve been searching for?

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Shannon

ShannonGirl, born February 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (ASD and VSD), Hep B carrier

Shannon is an outgoing girl who loves to talk! She may only be able to say simple words but she can be the life of the party. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and has two mild heart defects (an ASD and a VSD). She is also a ShannonHep B carrier. Shannon’s caregivers say that she lives life just like the rest of her friends in the orphanage. She loves to eat, play, and watch cartoons. Shannon is always playing and smiling!

UPDATE:
Rule number one…never leave scissors out where Shannon can get them. She currently has little to no bangs due to an attempt to style her own hair. However, even a bad haircut can’t take away from Shannon’s sweet spirit and lovable personality! She is currently 5 years old, and waiting very patiently for her mama and papa. Shannon has Down syndrome, an ASD and VSD (which have not been repaired) , and is a HepB carrier. Shannon came to the orphanage at about 7 months of age, already able to sit and crawl. She has good motor skills, but needs help with her speech. Her receptive speech is good, and she follows directions. Shannon can use 3 word sentences. Shannon is a sweet and huggable girl who is very curious. She loves to play with her friends, and thrives in a noisy environment. Shannon is ready to be part of a loving family, who will help her reach her full potential! Video is available.

$2,636.34 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Maddie

MaddieMaddie update 2015Girl, born March 2014
H-C

Maddie is a sweet little girl who has developmental delays. She has not been diagnosed with anything particular, but she does appear to have cerebral palsy of some degree. She prefers to keep her head tilted to one side and tends to be very stiff, however she does great at tummy time and will lift her head up to look around. Maddie also loves to be held and can easily be soothed when you pick her up for some cuddles.  Maddie does have a lot of muscle spasms, but it is currently unclear whether this is seizure activity. Despite her delays, Maddie is very observant of her environment; she can often be seen looking at those around her and she has gotten good at tracking people and objects with her eyes. Maddie cannot yet sit up on her own, but when put in a crawling position, she will often move her legs forward like she is trying to crawl. She also bears weight on her legs when put in a standing position. Maddie is an easy going baby, except sometimes at meal time when she does not want to eat, and she is very loved by her nannies. One particular nanny has a special love for Maddie. She says that Maddie reminds her of one of her sister’s kids, so she pays special attention to her. This nanny was very excited when we gave Maddie a new chair to help her keep her head straight; she even thanked us with a hug and a kiss. She was also very happy to learn therapy techniques to help Maddie and has been using these regularly.

$99.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Eloise

Eloise (2) Eloise (1)Eloise was born in October 2006 and has Down Syndrome as well as strabismus.

Eloise can walk independently and uses the bathroom with help. She drinks unassisted from an open cup, but needs a hand when eating. Eloise is non-verbal at this time, but makes herself heard with gestures and understands simple instructions. She attends a homeschool program at her orphanage.

Update December 2015:
Eloise is described as a very sweet and easy child. She is tidy and takes care of her own needs, but continues to be nonverbal. She responds to greetings by waving and shaking hands. Eloise loves music and when a classical quartet came to play at her orphanage, she was mesmerized and did not want to miss a single note.

Eloise

Additional information, including video, available upon request directly from the agency.

$1,165.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jesse #11-51

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Boy, age: 2
Diagnosis: External hydrocephalus; Arachnoid cyst; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis

Jesse has been seen by a neurosurgeon who has said that no surgical intervention is required at this time. He picks up a toy given to him, keeps it for a short time and drops it. He will play for a short time – studies a toy, puts it in the mouth, transfers it from one hand to the other.

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.

Photos and videos from November 2015 are available through the agency.

$396.57 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mathis

mathis-2016mathis1Boy, born 2013
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, internal hydrocephalus, open oval window

updated pics Jan 2015 and medical info:
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, thymic hypoplasia, hypoplasia of abdominal wall muscles, crossed eyes, additional chord in the heart.

He had surgery. He is developing well. Smart boy. Needs out asap.

From a family that met him 11/15:
“Mathis” (he will be 3 years old in winter) also has delayed speech and mental delay. He did not use any words while we were there. He cannot sit, crawl, stand, or walk. We did not see him move about the floor, he needed to be held. This is frustrating for him. We did not observe him using his hands. I tried to place toys in his hands a he did not grab them. He did not laugh or smile.

$1,494.63 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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William

William Full Picture William Head PictureHandsome William was born at 37 weeks gestation in January 2011 and diagnosed with bilateral cleft lip and palate which has been surgically corrected.  He has also been examined by a neurologist who feels William has cerebral palsy caused by periventricular leukomalacia. His neurologist believes that William’s cognitive abilities will not be affected, but his physical capacity may be impacted and require therapy. William can walk when held by the hands and is verbal. He is described as a very sweet boy who responds to his name, follows instructions, knows familiar people and has appropriate stranger anxiety.
Additional photos, videos, medical reports, and MRI results are available.  Please contact the agency for more information.

Update 2015: Our in-country representative visited William and was impressed with his tremendous progress. William can walk with assistance and with a walker, interacts with others and speaks in short sentences. He knows all of his caretakers and loves to play. William used to be terrified of strangers, but now is comfortable around them, smiling and talking and seeking their attention. He is potty-trained and can feed himself. William would thrive in a loving family.

From a family who met William in Sept 2015: Each time I saw William he gave me a huge grin. One day a nanny was helping him walk all around the courtyard using his walker and William was beaming. He also thoroughly enjoyed watching cartoons and music videos with his group, even getting up from his chair several times to stand, dance, and clap to the music, again with a big smile on his face.

$82.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ellen

ellenellenGirl, born 2010
Microcephaly, Cerebral Palsy

 

URGENT:  FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER to the INSTITUTION

 

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Hanna

Hannah-smGirl, born Feb 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Hanna, age 5, has Down syndrome and was abandoned as a newborn. Hanna has a big smile and is described as an active little girl. Since being placed with a foster family, she has made progress in her language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Hanna is not a big talker, but she understands and responds to her teacher. She can use the bathroom, get dressed/undressed on her own, throw and chase a ball. Hanna likes to care for other children and comfort them when they are sad. Could this sweet girl be your daughter?

Update:Hanna-update (2)

5 year old Hanna is an absolute doll! Agency staff were blessed to meet her in China in September of 2015. She is in foster care in the orphanage village on the orphanage grounds. She attends school in the orphanage, where she is in her 2nd year of kindergarten. She likes to play with toys and help put chairs away at school. She is friends with all of the kids in her class. She loves sweet dim sum, crackers, and cakes. Hanna likes playing with the sports equipment, especially balls. She is toilet trained.

Hanna was sent to the orphanage in 2014. She had a scar on her neck when she came- the orphanage is not sure what it was from. She is super cute, smiley, flexible, and very friendly! She laughed happily and is always excited to see new people. She offers toys to new friends and is good with sharing. She is not at all aggressive. She only makes noises and mimics. She has a couple of simple words, but is not totally clear. Hanna loves to dance and has good gross motor skills. She has good fine motor skills as well and can string beads. She is independent with her care- she can dress and undress herself and feed herself using a spoon and a cup. Hanna is high functioning for a child with down syndrome. She is a very happy and loving girl who will bless some lucky family so much!

A $3000 grant is available from the agency that currently has her file, to help Hanna get adopted.

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Elsa

Elsa-updateElsa (1)

Girl, born August 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Elsa is just adorable! She is 3 years old, incredibly charming, and sweet. Elsa has Down syndrome with the expected delays, but was walking at 2 years old. She has no known heart issues. She lives with a foster family, who have made sure she has a good diet, plenty of fresh air, and all the hugs she wants(she likes warm hugs)! Elsa is ready to let it go and have a family of her own and will waste no time in wrapping them around her little finger.

$1,055.13 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kenny

KennyBoy, born 2013
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Kenny recently turned two years old. When he was about 4 months old, he was left at a safe haven drop spot at the local orphanage. Kenny has a heart defect (patent foramen ovale) but it is reported to be closing on its own and it’s thought that it will not require surgery. He may have bronchopulmonary dysplasia (abnormal development of lung tissue) which affects premature babies, who are born with underdeveloped lungs. [According to the internet, many babies diagnosed with BPD will recover close to normal lung function, but this takes time. Scarred, stiffened lung tissue will always not work as well as it should. But as infants with BPD grow, new healthy lung tissue can form and grow, and might eventually take over much of the work of breathing for damaged lung tissue.] Kenny received treatment for BPD in March, 2014 and now his condition is improved, with decreased incidents of shortness of breath.

Recently, the orphanage’s physical therapy team has been working on the right side of his body, which seems a little weaker than the left. He is not able to hold things in his right hand. Kenny’s mental development is age appropriate. His physical development is good – he can crawl, sit, and walk holding on. Kenny is very attached to his nannies and loves to play with the 10 children in his room. Can Kenny be the son you’ve been searching for?

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Lennie

lennie41211154054 LennieBoy, born 2012
Hypoplastic right heart syndrome

 

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Christian

Christian Video Still Sept-2015 - Sept-2015Boy, Born April 2009

Down syndrome, CHD

Christian was born in April 2009 and has Down Syndrome as well as a heart defect. He is a happy, but quiet little guy. Christian is active and attentive, enjoys playing with his friends, and is loved very much by his caregivers.

Update September 2015: Christian is doing very well and has age appropriate self-help skills. He can dress without assistance and even helps other children with this task. He makes his bed and is fully potty-trained. Christian understands everything that his said to him, follows directions, and speaks well. He can be shy with strangers, is a picky eater, and shows some stubbornness at times. Christian thrives in one on one settings. He will soon be moved to an older child orphanage and updates will be more difficult to obtain.

Update May 2013: After visiting with Christian in May, our agency representative had the following update. Christian can walk independently now. He speaks (although his words are a little unclear). He answers questions and completes simple requests. He is active and joyful. The orphanage director says that he is very smart and very kind. Our in-country representative feels that the family who adopts Christian will be blessed.

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

 

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Max

MaxLittle Max was born in February 2014 and has been diagnosed with bilirubin encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and first degree hypotrophy. Max had ABO and rhesus incompatibility with his birth mother for which he received a blood transfusion after he was born.

Max does not yet have head control, but he can open his hands and move his fingers. He recognizes his caregivers and smiles at them when they speak to him. He enjoys physical affection.

Update November 2014: Max has improved his head control and can roll from back to tummy, but does not yet sit or crawl. He does not reach for things, but can hold objects handed to him. Max likes playing with his caretakers and enjoys receiving hugs. He is a happy boy who is starting to babble.

Update September 2015: At 19 months old, Max’s development is quite a bit behind his peers. He now has had control, grabs onto objects with at least one hand, and pushes up through his feet and legs in a baby walker. Max appears to be interested in his environment, but his caretakers are wondering if he has impaired vision. He smiles at others and seems to be making eye contact. The orphanage director believes that his cerebral palsy is rather severe.

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Cassie

Cassie update (2) CassieGirl, born August 2009
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Cassie is a beautiful little girl! She was found by a family when she was about 7 months old. They took her home and kept her until she was about 17 months old, then took her to the police station. Cassie was found to have cerebral palsy. She had a difficult time at the orphanage when she first arrived. She kept calling for her “neinei” (grandmother) and was inconsolable. After a bit, she warmed to the nannies and the other children. Through therapy, Cassie’s muscles are less tight, and she is able to crawl, sit alone, and can stand with assistance. She can speak (though not as well as her peers), and uses some sign language. Cassie can count, and has a good memory. She likes to sing, and loves to play with dolls! Reading about her progress with therapy at the orphanage, imagine what could happen with formal therapy once she is home! Sweet Cassie is waiting for a family. Please bring her home soon!

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Rona

 

RonaSGirl, born July 2010
PRC
Cerebral palsy (low muscle tension)

Rona is a ray of sunshine! She is a little shy and timid, but is very friendly to those she is familiar with. She likes to play with toys, especially rag dolls. Rona underwent rehabilitation for her cerebral palsy and she can now walk on her own! She is steadily growing to taking care of herself and the nannies are proud of her progress. We hope Rona finds her home soon!

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

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Alaric #25-15

Alaric 2015 (1) Alaric 2015 (2)Boy, born 2009
Down syndrome
Alaric has delays in psycho-motor development. Senses(sight, hearing) are preserved.

 

UPDATE early 2015:
Alaric was moved to a family style group home 6 months ago and has made significant progress in this new setting. He is now receiving more personalized attention from staff. While Alaric is still not walking, the director believes that this is due simply to his stubborn insistence to crawl, as he can walk while holding on to one hand of a caregiver. To help him become more independent, the staff introduced a wheelchair and Alaric has learned to maneuver the wheelchair to get where he wants to go. A physical therapist will begin intensive work on teaching him to walk in the coming months.
The staff reports that Alaric has become more expressive and confident since moving into the group home. They are working with him on learning self-help skills such as feeding himself and dressing himself.

Photos and videos from Feb 2015 are available through the agency.

Update Sept 2015
He is extremely energetic child, constantly in motion, keeping his attention on something for a short time. When he has some purpose, he is able to walk a long distance lead by hands to reach his goal. If he was sitting on the ground and nearby there was a support – he succeeded standing up without other’s help. If there was some distance to his goal – then he was crawling to the support (the wall in our case), after which leaning on the wall with his hands, he alone was reaching the desired object.

As to the food, having in mind his diagnose – Down syndrome and related with its physiological characteristics, he is chewing and swallowing with difficulty. Therefore he still accepts blended food – five times daily. He is fed by the staff but usually they “encourage” him to eat alone, holding his hand and bringing the food to his mouth. He drinks liquids with a spoon or with syringe. When served with a cup, he can hold it, but does not bring it to his mouth. He is usually biting the feeding/nursing-bottle. Otherwise, he eats/finishes everything, even very often when he is done with his food, he snivels.

$1,295.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Prince

boy

Boy, born 2010
Down syndrome

UPDATE from 2014: Prince lives with a foster family, and is currently available for adoption. He has been diagnosed with DS and a heart murmur. The left side of his body is weaker then right and limbs on left side are less movable.
His speech is delayed.

Families interested in adopting special needs children from EE-5 should submit a letter of introduction to the Central Authority through the adoption agency in order to request more information on the available children. The Ministry has agreed to send additional information and a photo of any child the family wishes to adopt. The agency will help each family to prepare the letter and will forward it to EE-5. The Agency’s representative will translate and submit the letter of introduction to the Ministry. As soon as the Ministry responds, the Agency will forward the information on the child to the family. We welcome the opportunity to help you find the child the Lord has prepared for your family.

$2,537.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ryder

ryder1-2015RyderBoy, born 2012

Down Syndrome, crossed eyes, cryptorchism

updated pics 9/15!!

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

$1,012.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kraig #29-10

Kraig_Sept 2015 Kraig2_Sept 2015Boy, 7 years old
blind
Prematurely born with low birth weight; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; ROP (Retinopathy of the prematurely born) with detachment of the retina in both eyes – second type, final stage; Amaurosis; Delays in the physical and neuro-psychical development.

UPDATE from a family who met him in 2016: I spent a week with Kraig at the children’s home. He is very well cared for and loved by the Nannies, but they are so limited in respect for knowing how to care for a blind child and being able to provide what he needs. He cannot play with most of the toys because he cannot see them. He is walking VERY well. He has a very hard time when the room gets loud and he does self soothe by putting his hands on his ears and rocking. I believe with a good school/program he would learn how to live daily life as a blind person and be fully functional. He really wants to be loved. He would even let me put my hand on his head or rub his back. He would be a real Mama’s Boy! I would love to help find him a family and I will commit to helping that family fundraise as much as I possibly can.

Kraig needs a family! His most recent update shows he is doing worse than previously; he has started some auto-aggressive behaviors and autistic traits – which is not a surprise since he’s blind and doesn’t have a lot of stimulation and attention in his environment.

Kraig doesn’t talk but understands the speech of the adults, reacts to his name but not always, and pronounces accidental combinations of sounds. He doesn’t use non-verbal means or gestures to communicate. He likes to cuddle in familiar adults.

He laughs loud when teased and expresses positive emotions to interactions with familiar adults. When he is anxious, he exhibits auto-aggression. He cries form strangers. Sometimes he lives in his own world, does stereotypical movements (rocks), and refuses to carry out instructions. He becomes very restless in a noisy environment, when the tone of the voice is raised or at loud sounds (hi puts his hands on his ears). He has difficulties accepting new things.

Kraig tolerates close contact with familiar adults but doesn’t interact with his peers due to his vision. He walks with support and around unmoving support. He makes independently several steps but is afraid. He moves comparatively calmly in a familiar environment. He is terrified by the walks in the yard. He has good appetite and eats well but doesn’t gain weight well.

Kraig plays with musical toys. He likes to listen to music and songs. He claps his hands and is happy then. He prefers familiar toys and children’s songs. He has difficulties accepting new games and needs time to get used to them. He holds objects in his hands. He can play for a long time with appropriate musical toys – hits a drum and tambourine and waves with rattles.

Updated photos from Sept 2015 — the agency has videos available, too.

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Donny

donny41128155614 DonnyBoy, born 2009

Updated pictures 8/15

Pervasive developmental disorders, Hypertrophy of adenoids, Cardiomyopathy, unspecified, Complicated cataract, Myopia

He has little sight, but he is a very friendly and happy boy!

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

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Susie

SusieSusieGuardian AngelSusie was born prematurely at 27 weeks gestation in June 2011. She has been diagnosed with multiple malformations of the brain, including agenesis of the corpus callosum, porencephaly, hydrocephaly, and hematomas. A catheter and shunt have been placed to allow fluids to drain from Susie’s brain. Susie has epilepsy, is blind, has no head control, and has significant developmental delays, but she reacts when someone speaks to her and loves music.

Additional photos and reports are available upon request from the agency. Please note: Married couples are given preference due to child’s court appointed guardian in this case.

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mary Ellen #23

Mary Ellen_2015Mary Ellen June 2016Age: 3
Diagnosis: Arnold-Chiari syndrome; hydrocephalus (shunt installed); spina bifida aperta-surgically repaired; stabismus; frequent bladder infections that are being treated; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic diplegia; Seizure symptomatic – on treatment with Convulex; Delays in the psycho-motor development.

Listed: October 29, 2013

Update June 2016:  Sweet Mary Ellen is one precious little fighter and survivor! She is only 4 years old and she has already been through so much! This sweet kid amazes her caregivers and the staff at her orphanage with the huge progress she has been making in the last several months.

It seems that the major change was the removal of the permanent catheter that was installed back in the end of 2014. The catheter was removed in September 2015. Now Mary Ellen gets ill more rarely and she does not get recurrent urinary tract infections that frequently. Her last hospitalization was back in September 2015 when she had pneumonia. She hasn’t been ill since then. She is being monitored by a pediatric nephrologist and according to the last consultation, which was held last week, on June 17, she does not have any symptoms of urinary tract infection, either.

Mary Ellen is now eating better, gaining weight and becoming stronger. She enjoys spending time in a special positioning chair. This has been helping her neck muscles to also get stronger and now she has a better control of her head.

Mary Ellen enjoys receiving adults’ attention and she recognizes and demonstrates preference for her caregivers over unknown people.

Mary Ellen has also started showing preference towards a specific toy (a plastic rattle) and she would look for it among other toys. She would also make efforts in changing her body position and reaching  that toy.

We believe that this young girl would continue to impress everyone with her improvements. She needs a momma to love and cherish her and to help her get stronger and develop her potential further.

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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Melaney #51

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMelaneyGirl, age 7

Blind, retrolental fibroplasia, microphthalmia, amaurosis, nystagmus and converging strabismus; Epilepsy – on treatment with Convulex; Severe mental delay; Delay in the neuro-psychical development.

She has good motion activity. She can walk freely and overcomes different hurdles. She is with very well coordinated movements. She goes up and down stairs alternating her feet. She has good fine motor skills. She has developed skills in her hands and the movements of her fingers are strong. She can manipulate with small objects.
She has difficulties concentrating her attention. Her imagination is not developed. Intellect: Severe delay in her intellectual development. The cognitive processes are being developed now.  She is emotionally unstable and with frequent changes in her moods. She is inclined to aggression and auto-aggression. She exhibits aggression towards the children around her without a reason. She calms down when she washes her hands or is showered by an adult.

The speech is underdeveloped – she pronounces several words/syllables. She imitates speech by using repetitive syllables and short words. This is her way of interaction with children and adults. The child partially understands what is told to her and orientates by the voice and the sounds. When an adult gives her instructions, she would carry them out if they are simple – she gives her hand for “hello”, waves “bye” and comes closer if called. She laughs if praised.

Sometimes she becomes irritable in the presence of strangers. She rarely interacts with other children. She doesn’t initiate contacts with them and sometimes is aggressive with them. She establishes contacts with the staff and when they ask her something, she understands. She doesn’t have preferences for specific members of the team.

She doesn’t have desire to participate in group games. She doesn’t show interest in toys. She is very musical, loves to listen to children’s music and very correctly hums melodies.  She doesn’t attend school. Specialists work with her by sound and tactile stimulation – through touching hoarse and soft surfaces and fitting in figures by touch and with help. She doesn’t know the colors and doesn’t have orientation for “small” and “large”.

The girl is oriented and adapted to the familiar environment by touching with hands and feet. She has difficulties falling asleep but has a calm sleep. She doesn’t have preferences for specific foods. She undresses and takes her shoes off independently. She drinks form a cup on her own. She eats with a spoon given to her by an adult. She can eat solid foods on her own. She can go down a slide on her own.

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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Jamieson

 

Jamieson updateJamieson (1)Boy, born March 2011
PRC
repaired meningomyelocele, possible mild scoliosis

Jamieson is a bright, smiley four year old boy who is considered very bright and a favorite of the nannies in his orphanage. He came into care as an infant and was diagnosed with a myelomeningocele (a birth defect in which a portion of the spinal cord and its covering, the meninges, protrudes from the back) and myelosyringosis (cavities in the spinal column). At one year of age he had a successful surgery to repair his spinal cord defects. He was walking even before his surgery and continues to be an energetic, active boy fond of games and playing with toys. He can talk, run, jump, feed and dress himself, and often volunteers to help with chores. Jamieson sleeps well, has a great appetite, and is fully potty trained. At his last update he was almost 40 inches and weighed 35 pounds. Although his file states that he had delayed mental development, the orphanage explains that this was due to language delay when he didn’t respond to the doctor examining him. Jamieson no longer carries this diagnosis and the nannies say he is on target for his age and is normal in his development. This sweet boy is ready for a forever family to make him their own!

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Porter

Porter updatePorterBoy, born June 2007
PRC
Deafness

Porter is 8 years old and deaf, but has no other health issues. He was abandoned when he was 4 years old. He lives in a foster family, where he is a good helper and playmate to his foster siblings. He is described as kind, sensible, and clever and everyone likes him. He attends kindergarten in the orphanage. His foster mother has taught him writing and drawing, and he can write his name and draw pictures. Porter takes care of himself (feeding, washing, dressing) and likes to help his foster mom with chores. He loves to learn and wants to do homework like his foster brothers do. He feels proud when he earns a “thumbs up.”

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hyde

HydeHydeBoy, born April 2010
PRC
Meningocele

Hyde, age 5, is an energetic little boy. Harry was born with a meningocele and was abandoned as a newborn baby. He has since had surgery and is doing well, although he does not yet have bowel or bladder control. He has a significant scar on his back that US doctors may be able to improve.

We visited Hyde in his orphanage in late June. What a cutie! He was happy to recite two poems for us and enjoyed playing with our iPad. Hyde attends kindergarten in the orphanage and has normal intelligence.

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Galan

galanGalanBoy, born January 2003
PRC
post op. anal atresia and post op. genital malformations

Listed: April 8, 2014

Galan is already 13 years old. He was born with anal atresia and a genital deformity (hypospadias), and was abandoned when he was only 4 months old. He had several surgeries in 2005 and is now in good health. He has good bowel control, and moderate control of urination but he does not need to wear diapers.

Galan is a clever and intelligent boy, who gets good grades in his 5th grade class. He gets along well with other children. He lives in a foster family with whom he has good relations. When we met him in late June, he was all smiles, especially when playing with our iPad. He counted, demonstrated that he walks and runs without issue, and was friendly and happy to meet us.

It’s not easy to find a home when you’re a 13 year old boy. Maybe you could be the parents that Gavin needs to reach his full potential?

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Jewell

jewell2015aGirl, Born April 2006
Cerebral palsy / TBI

Listed: August 6, 2010

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!! Eugene is really a GIRL! After all this time, we have learned he is a SHE. Dark brown hair and blue-green eyes.  She has severe CP, but has recently started walking! Jewell is the victim of parental physical abuse, and suffers from post-traumatic brain injury, which has further complicated her delays and struggles.

Updated medical and pictures 8/2015:

She has after-effects of severe brain injury (brain bones fracture), subarachnoidal influence in the form of irreversable damage, hemiplegia with microcephaly.

Dark brown hair and blue-green eyes. She has severe CP, but has recently started walking!

Jewell is the victim of parental physical abuse, and suffers from post-traumatic brain injury, which has further complicated her delays and struggles.

She does have a sister with mild delays whom she can be adopted with or by herself

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Duane

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Boy, born November 2000

Down syndrome, neurodystrophy, psychological and motor development disorder, alalia

Listed: October 21, 2012

From a volunteer who visited with him in July 2014:  ” Duane is a wonderful boy, but he doesn’t get the attention he deserves. It is getting harder to interact with him. He responds less and less when you try to interact with him. Even when you are interacting with him, he loses interest and he will lay on the floor again.

He is best friends with Isolde, but she has been put in a different group now. Nobody ever puts them together, so that’s what we did this summer. The nurses first wouldn’t let us, but we explained that they are best friends and then it was okay. They hugged for minutes, until he was getting weaker (his legs aren’t really strong) and he lay down on the floor again. Isolde tried to get him to hug some more or to play a game through the bars from the playpen, but he didn’t react anymore. I’m afraid that next year he’ll be worse again. He needs to get out. Duane has some language, but is mainly non-verbal. He shows no aggressive behaviors, but as said, he is getting weaker, he is showing less and less behaviors at all. Someone needs to go and get him out of there.”

From someone who met Duane in 2012:  Sweet little Duane is the huggiest boy I’ve ever met! He is a determined, strong willed little guy and is up walking and chasing after balls despite some mild CP on his left side that causes his left knee to extend backwards in a painful looking manner. He has an amazing laugh, though it is sometimes a mischievous laugh. He sometimes feels the need to push boundaries, such as throwing balls at the other children, but he is a boy with a lot of love to give, both to the adults and the other kids in his group. He also sometimes gives massages. I feel he would especially thrive in a house where he is the youngest, or at least the smallest child in the home.

Significant features of FAS, shared as a cautionary disclosure for families considering his needs.

Elinor, Devora, Julia,  Sullivan, Artemur, Duane, Abner and Irina may all be in the same region.

$12,466.49 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Elinor

Elinor-238x300ElinorGirl, born 2009
Mental delay

Elinor understands everything, follows directions, but she does not speak.

Elinor, Devora, Isolde, Julia,  Sullivan, Artemur, Duane, Abner and Irina may all be in the same region.

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Isaac #27-69

Isaac JeremyIsaacBoy, age 2
Condition after a brain hemorrhage. Cyst in the left cerebral hemisphere. Microcephaly. Spastic quadriparesis.
Cryptorchidism. Anemic syndrome. Behind in his neuro-psychical development.

When put on his belly or held, he keeps his head up. He slightly turns to one side but doesn’t turn independently from back to stomach and vice versa. He doesn’t try to sit up and doesn’t get up to a standing position. He doesn’t have good support in his legs. He starts after loud sound but doesn’t turn his head to the direction of the sound. He listens to the speech of adults. He doesn’t look at an adult leaning over him. He doesn’t follow with a look moving objects or people. He reacts to touch. He is calm and doesn’t cry without reason. He reacts positively to interactions and laughs loud.

Photos and videos from June 2015 are available through the agency.

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

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Justin

Justin update (2)Justin Asia (2) Justin update (1)Boy, born 2005
PRC
Thalassemia

Listed: January 17, 2013

Justin does not always go to school because of blood transfusions.  He is behind in each aspect compared to other children. Now he can go up and down stairs, can jump off the ground, can draw lines with holding pen, can draw circle, likes painting; knows “big and small”, “inside and outside”, “more and less” and “left and right”; recognize color of “red, yellow, blue, green, white and black”.  He can count from 1 to 10, but does not know number because of not receiving regular education.

His general language ability – he is talkative and can communicate simply, like telling you where he goes but not clearly. At the aspect of self-management, he can eat alone, can go to the toilet, can put on and off the clothes and socks. He also is a good helper, likes helping the caretaker do things like fetching things, helping the younger children.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Zach

Zach (3) Zach (4)Boy, born July 2008
PRC
Zach is an adorable boy diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. His limb, intelligence, and language development is delayed compared to peers.

Zach had some new medical testing done and the results indicate that it may be likely that he has Progressive Muscular Dystrophy and not Cerebral Palsy.  A family should be prepared for that probable diagnosis.

From Zach’s host family (hosted December 2014)
Zach is a lovely 6-year-old boy and an absolute delight. He has a joyful and cheerful disposition, a sweet spirit, and an infectious smile. He is smart and resourceful in his interactions and playing. He enjoys playing with cars, dolls and animals, flying helicopters, and almost any mechanical objects. He enjoys playing pretend games, like pulling pretend luggage around the house and pretending to cook and serve us with play food, plates, cups, saucers, etc. He loves music and often sings as he goes about his day, and he’s been enjoying learning to play his new harmonica. He interacts well with other children: in our case with our 7- and 8-year-old daughters. He also has a good memory and surprised us by quickly learning things like where all of our dishes go and where we turn to get to our house. He has adapted so well to life in a family, and loves the bedtime rituals of bathing, brushing teeth, getting into his pajamas, and reading; but he also has an endearing habit of making sure the proper lights are turned off, doors are locked where they need to be, etc. He clearly is proud to show he can take on big-kid responsibilities. Zach has to work harder than most children to climb up steps and to get himself up off the floor. But he does navigate steps well, though he needs a boost at times getting into vans or other high places. In December, he was still able to walk normally, except that he has to be more careful than other kids in negotiating uneven surfaces, and steps. He doesn’t let this slow him down or limit his activities. On playgrounds, even with many unfamiliar children, he is not inhibited about climbing the equipment and riding down slides. He accepts help sometimes from us or from our children; other times he wants to show that he can do things alone even if it is harder for him. Zach can sometimes act like a much younger boy. He has a strong stubborn streak, which will sometimes manifest itself in a tantrum. Those tantrums did lessen over the weeks, however. He also enjoys being held, cuddled, and paid attention to and will come and say “Mama bao bao” when he wants to be picked up and carried. As our 7-year-old (without prompting from us) wrote in her journal, “Zach is the best boy I have ever met. He is cheerful and happy.” The medical evaluations we were able to do point to significant medical challenges ahead for Zach, and he will need a loving family to support him through those and ensure that he has the best care possible. Zach loves being a part of a family and will be a blessing and joy for whomever is lucky enough to adopt him.

$2,800.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Fiona

Fiona updated CollageGirl, born July 2006
PRC
Sensitive special need

Listed:  April 13, 2015

Fiona is diagnosed as having a disorder of sex development (DSD). Her social sex is listed as female. Her file is very outdated and the agency has requested an update. Unfortunately, her orphanage does not seem very cooperative. They just said other than her listed special need, she is just like any other child. Fiona is potty trained. Fiona’s file states that she has been living in foster care and that she is active and energetic. It also notes that she communicates fluently.

Update 6/2015: Fiona’s hobbies include calligraphy, rope jumping, and roller-skating. She is active, outgoing, straight forward, cute, and has a quick response. She likes studying and obeys the school rules. She is good at concentrating on studying and finishes her school work on time. She actively takes part in school activities. They’ve described her as a healthy girl.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Tallulah

Tallulah (2)Girl, born April 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Tallulah is adorable, spunky, and about as sweet as she can be! She has been in care since she was about 5 months old. Tallulah has Down syndrome; her medical mentions a CHD that has been “cured”, but there is no other report of it, and they never mention it again.

Tallulah is incredibly flexible…a gymnastics instructor will love her! She is cheerful, loves to play (outside is her favorite place to be), and hide-and-seek is her favorite game. They report she has an adventurous spirit! Her report is over a year old…but we know she has only become sweeter, and more adorable! Tallulah needs a family to love her and be with her on all her adventures!Tallulah (1)

 

The agency has a video available.

Update May 2015: She is potty trained and can take care of herself. She speaks two or three words phrases now. But she understands everything. She understands what others are talking about and she can follow instructions.
She is attending special education preschool in the orphanage. In the special education class, she learns life common sense and children songs, poems, counting, drawing, etc. Her motor skills are as good as healthy children. She is flexible, active and lovely. She likes to dance. She always dance with television when there is a dance show. Her body is very flexible. She can run and jump. She is extroverted, she’s happy most of time. She’s been living group life here in the orphanage always. She gets along well with other children and caretakers. Although her language is not so good, she understands others well.
She likes to build blocks and play with beautiful Barbie dolls. She also likes to dress up beautiful dress or outfits. There is another Down Syndrome child in the pictures (Bruno). They came to the orphanage about the same time and have grown up together. They are very close. They both are extroverted, active and cute!

$3,335.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cody and Caren

[pullquote]From a family who met Cody spring 2014:  we were able to spend a good amount of time with him. He was delightful! He loved holding our hands when we went for walks outside, and he loved playing ball with my husband. He seemed healthy, smart, well-behaved, and kind to the other kids. We often saw him acting kind of like a big brother, helping some of the others with things like zipping their jackets. I think he would do great in a family with other kids. We were sad to say goodbye to him, and he asked us when his mom and dad were coming.[/pullquote]CodycarenBoy, born 2007 and girl born 2013

Cody:  Mild mental delay, Atrial septal defect, HIV disease resulting in encephalopathy, Hypertrophy of tonsils

Caren:  HIV

They must be adopted together. She is in a different orphanage because of her age, but in the same region, pretty close to each other. It will be the same court for both children.

He changed 3 orphanages already and this summer he will be transferred again because of his school age; he is scheduled to be transferred before school starts in September. Where is he going is NOT good! He needs OUT!! He is a very good and friendly boy and needs a family asap!

$3,906.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lucie

30818222451lucie-2016Girl, born Jan 2009
Cerebral palsy, Epilepsy, partical optic atrophy , cross-eye, mental delay, possible FAS

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/y43CZ_uQ7ig

updated medical 5/15: added cardiomyopathy and atopic dermatitis

What a pretty smile Lucie has!  She could do so well with a family.  Lucie has recently been transferred to the adult institution.  We must find a family for her!

$405.14 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Harmony #43

HarmonyHarmony 543Age: 3 years

Special needs: blind (due to congenital eye anomalies) and has congenital anomalies syndrome mainly affecting the facial area, agenesis of the corpus callosum, colpocephaly and delayed motor development.

Listed May 11, 2015

She rejoices when interacting with adults; produces syllables by imitation and uses a couple of words; plays with toys for a long time; laughs when jested; differentiates between the tones of voice; feels comfortable in both children’s and adults’ company. calli

Harmony rejoices when interacting with adults; produces syllables by imitation and also uses a couple of words; plays with toys for a long time; laughs when jested; smiles when caressed; differentiates between different tones of voice; feels comfortable both in children’s and adults’ company.

Harmony is fed with a spoon by an adult. She drinks from a cup with an adult’s help. She needs constant supervision and assistance due to her blindness. If the child is raised in a stimulating family environment, this would give her the opportunity to develop further her potential for psychological and physical 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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Tadd

TaddBoy, born November 2013
PRC
Down syndrome and strabismus

This precious peanut is Tadd! Tadd has Down syndrome and he may need glasses once home due to having strabismus or a lazy eye. He cannot talk, but he can makes sounds. He is very happy when listening to and dancing to music. He understands the caretaker’s words, such as “good boy” and “so cute” and he can smile at the caretaker when hearing such words. Tadd has a ready smile and is an energetic and active baby. He wants to be the first to eat- if the caretaker feeds others first, he will cry loudly. Tadd likes to imitate and will sometimes imitate a singing and dancing show on TV. He cannot walk independently yet, but he can walk around his a walker. He likes to play with the other children and with all kinds of toys. Sometimes he will sit quietly and watch the caretaker, but his favorite thing to do is to play peek-a-boo with the caretakers. His caretakers all like him very much!

Tadd collage

5/18/2015 update: Tadd cannot talk yet. He is a happy child. When the nanny takes him for a bath or plays with him, he smiles a lot. Tadd can stand up by holding the crib rail. He can crawl to catch toys. He can move around in the walker. When eating, Tadd will move to the nanny for food in a walker.

$1,143.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Reese

Reese Photo 1 May 2014 - May 2014Reese was born in April 2007 and has an infectious smile and piercing blue eyes. Reese has been diagnosed with strabismus, Spina bifida and hydrocephaly, receiving a shunt shortly after birth.

He is able to crawl with assistance, but cannot sit up without support. He receives physical and occupational therapy which has improved his head control. He enjoys books, blocks and singing songs. He is able to feed himself finger foods, such as bread and cookies. His caretakers say he is extremely smart and has an extensive vocabulary for his age. Currently he is completely immobile, but would really like to use a wheelchair like many of his friends. Any family interested in Reese will need to be prepared for obstacles that may come with his diagnoses.

From a family who met him in December 2015: He is often very quiet and observant, very content to sit back and watch the action. He knows the words to many songs and recited prayers and seems to understand everything that is said to him, often replying appropriately. Reese is quite a handsome boy and could do so well in a family!

 

From a family who met him in March 2015: Reese is such a joy! He just laughs and laughs and loves to be a part of the other children’s laughter and joy. He even waved at me and blew me a kiss.  Reese is verbal, I heard him speaking some English as well as in his native tongue.  I was told that he will often start prayers and has them memorized.  Reese would thrive in a family that could provide him with the therapies and love that he deserves.  He really is a bright boy, but his physical limitations hold him back.

From a family who met him in 2014 and again in May 2015: Reese looked so much better this time! He remembered us and we hadn’t been there in several months. He was more interactive and his assisted sitting position seemed improved. He does great on his stomach and can raise his upper body and head. Reese sings songs with everyone and knows the words. He speaks in his native language, but can copy English words. With therapy and more medical care and a family, I think he would progress at a fast rate. His physical disabilities are out of his control, but he chooses to be kind, funny, loves to laugh, loves to be held and touched.

Married couples are given preference due to child’s court appointed guardian in this case.

$1,052.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Shadrach

Shadrach 201530311191921Boy, born June 2010
Microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis, epileptic syndrome with frequent seizures, chronic subdural hematoma

 

This sweet little tyke needs a family to love an care for him — he’s said to have frequent seizures, so a neurologist should be overseeing his care and medications.

 

$60.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

 

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Ronald

ronald41001155308 RonaldBoy, born 2014
Brain affection of unspecified etiology, congenital multiple arthrogryposis, Jarcho-Levin syndrome, Freeman-Sheldon syndrome

 

 

$108.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Marlowe #18-1

Marlowe (1)

Marlowe (2)Boy, Born August 2001

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

Listed: June 23, 2010

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

 

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

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

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Penn

penn230127183956Boy, born September 2010
spina bifida (congenital malformation of the central nervous system, spina bifida of lower thoracic spine and upper lumbar spine)
lower paraplegia, pelvic organs dysfunction, hydrocephalus

$799.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Vann

vannvann1Boy, born October 2013
Update April 2015:
Birth trauma after-effects, tetraparesis, epileptic syndrome

 

Such a sweet, squishy little guy!  His head is completely flat on the back.

 

 

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

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Bert

2015

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bertGuardian Angel

Boy, born February 2008

Listed: March 22, 2013

Bert has cerebral palsy; we don’t have any specific information

NEW VIDEO!!  A new video of Bert!!! He looks to still be in the baby house. He needs a family NOW! He is so adorable <3

Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/ZlnVHrFiH8k

Bert’s younger brother, Ernie, has been adopted domestically.

 

*** Bert needs a family to commit ASAP!  They are ready to move him to the institution unless someone commits now. It will be a disaster for him after this very good orphanage he is in now, especially that he is making a good progress!***

 

$7,554.14 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Clayton and Caleb

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Clayton, April 2015

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Caleb, April 2015

Twin boys, born August 2010

Updated pictures and medical info April 2015

Clayton
Cerebral palsy. taking anticonvulsant therapy

Caleb
cerebral palsy, focal symptomatic epilepsy, Paraplegia (paraparesis) and quadriplegia (quadriparesis), taking anticonvulsant therapy

Please help us find them a family, where they can grow up together and reach their full potential!

 

From someone who met them in 2013:
(Brother 1)  He is in with a much younger groupa. He goes outside twice daily when it is nice, and this orphanage does physical therapy five times a week. He makes eye contact, but is in his own little world until you talk directly to him. He appears kind of zoned out, and then I said his name and stroked his cheek and his whole body came to life, just longing to be touched and tickled. He arched his back and smiled, but I wasn’t allowed to pick him up. He has grown too long for his stroller. I put a velcro wrist rattle on him and he purposefully moved his left arm to interact with it immediately. He is well nourished there, but he will really need a mama’s touch to help him grow. His teeth look like they are in great shape. He uses his arms, but I did not see him move his legs, though he was certainly wiggling from one side to the other and is a kid who would really like to be on the move! He is not in the same groupa as his brother. Kids are generally grouped by what they are eating, and his brother was in the groupa for kids doing formula and purees. I think he may be on only formula still. It was so hard to leave him behind!

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(Brother 2)  Several days later, I saw who I thought was the same child in a different stroller, but the nannies corrected me when I called him by his brothers name, slowly communicating that this was his twin brother. They look SO much alike! The first day I saw him, he was badly in need of a diaper change and I showed the nannies. He was laying flat on his back in the outdoor playpen, and when I came back to return my daughter to the groupa, he was still there an hour later, unchanged in diaper and position. The next day I saw him, though, one of the sweet nannies was playing music on her ipod, and he was laying close to her in a stroller. Although he didn’t interact with the music, he was very quick to respond to my voice. The second I stopped talking, he stopped smiling and zoned out again. But, he was so responsive to touch and baby talk!  He pushed his body around in the stroller with his legs AND arms, and had a lot of good neck strength. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he is only being limited by the assumptions of his diagnosis. As we left our daughter’s groupa for the last time, we saw him being lovingly carried down to his physical therapy appointment. I think it was a sign of good things to come for these boys!

Neither boy is using meaningful speech, though both babble. Videos available. Wonderful region to adopt from, especially if one parent needs to stay alone for a time.

$7,687.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tesia

Tesia updated picture 2 Tesia updated photoTesaiupdate2 Girl, born Feb 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, Cleft Palate, bilateral ear deformity, growth delays, developmental delay

Tesia has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, but a prospective family needs to be open to the possibility of a different medical diagnosis as Tesia exhibits many characteristics of children who have been diagnosed with Treacher Collins, although TC is not mentioned specifically in her record. Tesia was found abandoned at around 10 days old. She is a timid, shy and quiet little girl who likes to play with toys especially balls, sand and slides. Tesia is able to walk and is reported to be toilet trained. She can search for the source of a sound and can make sounds on her own, but did not use words as of the report date. Tesia likes to be cuddled and spoken to. She is waiting for a family of her own who can snuggle with her as they tell her “I love you!”

From an April 2015 UPDATE: Tesia can walk, run and go up and down the stairs. She can dress herself and goes to the bathroom on her own. She goes to the special education class in the SWI. She likes to go to school and gets along well with other classmates. As of today, Tesia is very active with quick responses and more speech. However, she speaks in a low voice. She has a strong ability to imitate and follows the teachers to do exercises. After class, she will play on the swings with her favorite friend. She will cry when she is blamed for wrong doings. When she sees the other kids cry, she will comfort them by patting them on the back. Tesia loves to play in the ball pits and on the trampoline. She likes someone to play with her and talk to her.

$1,872.56 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Frannie

Fran 2Frannie-2015Girl, born December 2007
PRC
congenital deafness; CHD- mild pulmonary stenosis and mild patent foramen ovale (PFO)

NEW PIC OF FRANNIE!

 

From reading 6.5 year old Frannie’s file, it is clear that this girl will do very well in a forever family! And speaking of files, hers is full of information! Frannie likes to play with other children. She also likes to play with dolls, games, and do puzzles. Her favorite foods are apples and eggs and she like to drink milk. She also loves snacks.

At the age of 6, Frannie began going to a special school. She quickly became a favorite. Frannie quickly learned to follow the teachers and learned some sign language. She is learning more gestures, such as one for her name, the numbers 1-10, and a sign for toilet. She has learned to write many numbers and some words. She is an active student in school and she enjoys games and crafts. Frannie won two awards at school- one for “good child prize”, and one for “small pacesetter who helps others prize.” The awards made her very happy and proud. Her overall performance is excellent! Even when she loses a game, she will smile. Frannie needs some help when it comes to fine motor skills, but she is fond of learning and can imitate quite well. She seems to be very interested in gymnastics and can do many tricks. She is flexible and has talent in dancing. Frannie is enthusiastic, outgoing, and fond of learning. All the caretakers in the orphanage love her very much! It is clear that with the love of a forever family and some guidance, this child will make huge gains and will soar!

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Samantha and Kristina

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2015Girls, Born November 2004 & November 2005

 Guardian Angel
HELP, WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN TRANSFERRED!
Listed: August 7, 2010

Samantha (the oldest), on the left:  Brown hair and stunning green eyes!   Microcephaly, mental retardation, crossed eyes, physically capable, friendly and affectionate girl, will do well in family environment.  High likelihood of fetal alcohol syndrome.

Kristina, on the right:  cognitively delayed, physically capable, helpful, friendly, likes to play, good girl.

The girls are currently NOT in the same orphanage, but are in the same region and we could love for them to be adopted together.

*** We are eligible for a $20,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Jake

Jake Photo 1 April 2014 - April 2014 -cropJakeBoy, Born February 2003
Down syndrome

Listed: September 22, 2013

Jake was born in February 2003 with Down syndrome.  He is a happy young man who loves animals and can talk about them for hours, especially about cats.   Jake can understand English and loves music and to sing!   Songs that have hand motions are his very favorite. He enjoys puzzles, books and Legos!   Please give Jake a chance!
Updated April 2014: Jake is an active, happy boy who attends school, likes to play games, and enjoys singing and dancing. Jake has well-developed self-help skills. He eats and drinks as well as dresses and undresses independently. Jake knows how to wash his hands and face, brush his teeth, and make his bed without assistance. Jake is also potty-trained. Jake speaks in short sentences and has a large vocabulary. He was exposed to the English language for the first several years of his life and can understand it. He tells stories, counts, and recognizes 27 letters. Jake understands simple rules and follows them. He would thrive in a loving family.
From a family who met him in 2015: Jake is such a nice boy.  He will greet you happily with a handshake.  Jake understands and speaks English as well as his native tongue.  The caregivers and other residents at his home speak English, so he has a very good understanding of it.  Jake is a very capable and independent boy.  He would thrive in a family of his own. MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Annalise

AnnaliseGirl, Born August 2003
Annalise Photo 2014 - April 2014Down syndrome, CHD (repaired)

Listed: September 22, 2013

This energy filled and vibrant little girl was born with Down syndrome in August of 2003 and is ready for an active family with lots of structure.  She can understand and speak two languages, including English. She had surgery to repair a heart defect in 2003, but has required no additional treatment.  Annalise is beaming with sunshine and loves cell phones and cameras, like all curious little girls!  She loves to be the center of attention and is very smart!

Updated April 2014:

Annalise is an active, friendly girl who speaks clearly with an extensive vocabulary. She uses short sentences and understands two languages, one of them English. Annalise walks independently, including up and down stairs.  Annalise has great self-help skills. She eats and drinks as well as dresses and undresses without assistance. She can wash her hands and brush her teeth on her own.

Annalise attends school where she has learned to count, recognize 25 letters, cut with scissors and paint. She can re-tell a short story and participates in simple games. Annalise likes to listen to music and dances very well. She would thrive in a loving family.

From a family who met her in March 2015: Annalise is a beautiful young lady with long brown hair and the most adorable freckles.  She is very sweet, but also quite independent.  She came right up to me and sat on my lap. She speaks some English and is very verbal in her native tongue.  The caregivers and other residents at her home speak English, so she has a good understanding of it.  Annalise is adored by the other residents and caregivers in her home.

MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Emery

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31112181246 EmeryBoy, born July 2007

Convergent squint (operated), slight mental delay, fetal alcohol syndrome, epileptic reaction (affective-respiratory seizures), nanism of somatogenic genesis, poor speech

November 2015:  *** Emery facing imminent transfer.  He urgently needs a family!  ***

Info from a family that met him 10/15:
He has a lot of energy, but he listens well to the nannies. They often reminded him to behave in passing – though it was more of a reminder that they were watching than because he was acting up. He interacts well with other children though he did not engage me (adult) very much. He is delayed, but has potential in a family. Super cute. He needs a family, there is so much hope and potential for him that he will not get in an orphanage. He would do well with older children to set an example.

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