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Dalton

guardianangelBoy, born 2015

hydrocephalus; disorder of the brain; other pervasive developmental disorder; other hydrocele

Listed: July 26, 2016

$593.42 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Owen

owen-2016Owen was born in July 2014 and has Down Syndrome. His heart is reportedly healthy.

Listed October 2016

Owen is an active child who can cruise along furniture and likes to play with toys. Owen responds to the people around him, communicates with gestures and sounds, and understands at least part of what is said to him. He eats very well and is not yet potty-trained.

Update March 2017: Owen is a kind little boy who likes receiving attention.  He can crawl, uses some sign language and says the names of his caretakers.

$280.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Neve

neve-video-still-march-2017-march-2017neve-feb-2017 Neve was born in April 2014 and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, microcephaly and internal hydrocephalus. She seems to be rather severely affected by her CP and does not have much physical mobility, but her caretakers say she recently learned to crawl. Neve responds to her environment with smiles, giggles, or crying and reacts to speech.

Listed: July 2016

Update February 2017: Neve has made big progress by learning to sit unassisted and to crawl. Everyone is hopeful that she may walk someday.

Update March 2017: Our team visited Neve today and saw her pulling herself from a lying down position to standing up against the railing of her crib.  She’s continuing to gain new skills.

Available to single moms and the agency has video available.

$115.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Bella

bella-update-2016Bella June 2016

Girl, 4 years old

Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed June 21, 2016

Bella was born in May 2012 and has Down Syndrome as well as a congenital heart defect.  Bella sits on her own and walks with assistance.  She is not yet potty-trained, but working toward this milestone.  She does not appear to understand the speech of others, but communicates with gestures and vocalizations.  She responds to her name.  Bella is generally active, enjoys playing with other children and eats with the help of her caretakers.

Update March 2017:  Bella is described as an active, friendly and energetic girl.  She walks independently and uses some signs to communicate.  She is working on potty-training, but is still inconsistent in notifying others of her toileting needs.  Bella’s heart defect has not yet been surgically addressed. She receives physical therapy and pedagogical assistance.

$1,550.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Asher

RODS Clean.Red.Borderasher-nov-2016Asher 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.

Update March 2017: Asher is going to have a second surgery to address his Hirschsprung’s Disease.  He cannot yet walk, but loves to eat and is very attentive around mealtimes.

$15,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Artie

Artie June 2016
Artie was born in June 2014 and has been diagnosed with perinatal encephalopathy. He has global developmental delays, cannot yet walk and eats from a bottle.

Update June 2016: Artie seems to have vision problems, but has begun to respond to his surroundings a little bit more.  He is fed with a tube.  His parents visit him.

Update March 2017: Artie does not have much mobility and is described as a child with very little activity.  He is fed through a G-tube 100% of the time.

 

$11.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Ashton

ashton-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Ashton Photo 1 Dec-2013Ashton was born prematurely in July of 2007. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, bilateral second to third degree neuro-sensory hearing loss, strabismus, left-sided cryptorchidism, and absence of speech. Ashton has been fitted with hearing aids for both ears that allow him to hear speech and sounds at louder volumes, but unfortunately, Ashton does not like to keep his hearing aids on.

Ashton’s overall development is delayed. He recently moved to a new orphanage where he now receives regular speech and physical therapy and is showing progress. In 2013, Ashton has learned to walk a few steps independently, due in large part to own his determination and desire to be mobile. He understands what he is told and can follow instructions. Ashton’s social skills are not well developed and he struggles to participate in group games, but he is described as a smiley and friendly boy.

Update February 2017: Ashton attends a boarding school for hearing-impaired children where he has learned to communicate perfectly using sign language. He wears hearing aids. Ashton is potty-trained, can dress and undress without assistance, and his ability to walk has improved considerably over the last few years. Ashton is a tidy, sweet and smiley boy.

Ashton is in the same orphanage as Graham and Nigel; these boys could be adopted together.

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

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Arwen

Arwen Sept 2016Arwen July 2016Arwen 2015Arwen was born at 32 weeks gestation in March 2013 and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus for which a shunt was placed in July 2013 as well as cysts on his brain. He takes medication for epilepsy, but has not had a seizure since November 2014.   Arwen also has esotropia and a cardiologist monitors his heart after he had sinus bradycardia.

Even though Arwen’s development is delayed, he is an interactive boy who tracks with his eyes, babbles, follows simple instructions, and giggles. Arwen has head control, can sit without support for a little while, and uses his hands. Arwen can chew small bites of solids and guide finger foods to his mouth.

From a family who met him in December 2015:  He has the most beautiful smile! He loves attention and will often laugh and grin in response to your words or motions. He likes music and sometimes clapped on beat. He seems stiff occasionally but does not seem to be in any pain or distress.

From a family who met him in August 2015: This little guy charmed me every time I saw him – such a smiley guy and so responsive to interaction from others. He enjoyed attending mass and parties, too. So joyful.

Update July 2016: Arwen has learned to roll in both directions, hold himself up on his hands and knees, and to sit unassisted for long periods of time during his therapy sessions.  He has the sweetest smile and a very happy disposition.

From a family who met him in September 2016: He is such a happy smiley boy. He loves interaction and is quick to laugh and smile. He loves to give high fives and is just an all around joy!

From a family who met him in March 2017:  Arwen cannot say any words, but engages easily and is always trying to get your attention and smiles constantly. His favorite thing is to give fives with his hands, and though limited in mobility and motor control, he can get around and plays with toys and interacts with others when on the ground. He spends time in a stander to strengthen his legs and help him try to walk. He might be able to walk with a walker in the future. It’s hard to say. He is a good eater.  He loves to make sounds, and will smile if you imitate his sounds, he’ll go back and forth with different sounds. His smiles are huge!

Married couples only.

$10.32 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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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.

Listed: Apr 3, 2015

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.

Update March 2017: William has well-developed speech along with a good memory and attention span. He walks with a walker and has good coordination in his hands. William is participating in a preschool program, joins all activities at the orphanage and receives physical and swimming therapy. 

A $1000 agency grant is available to a committed family after a successful registration trip for William.

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

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

nigel-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Nigel Photo 2 Oct-2014Nigel was born prematurely at 29 weeks gestation in February of 2007, weighing 1500g. At the age of two months, Nigel was diagnosed with hypertensive syndrome and deformation of the head. A neurologist has also stated that his cerebellum is small and that is why he had some problems with coordination (in the past).

Nigel was brought to the orphanage when he was 5 months old and lived with his parents until that time. At the orphanage his issues with coordination improved and at present there are no concerns. He is able to walk, run and is very active. After being placed in the orphanage it was also found that he has a hearing impairment. He has not had a full hearing screen but it has been suggested that his impairment is rather severe. His caretakers are apprehensive of anesthesia needing to be used to check the issue further and will wait to see if there are other options. Nigel also has vision impairment, but he does not wear glasses at this time as he ends up breaking them. He is described as a happy boy, who is also very neat. He does not like when something is not in its place or the table is dirty or his clothes are dirty. He lets the caretakers know about it and ask them to clean it. He does not speak and does not say sounds, but is able to let his caretakers know what he wants by gestures. He loves going outside and is also very friendly.

Update February 2017: Nigel has come a long way since transferring to his current orphanage. He wears hearing aids, follows instructions, is described as neat and clean, and participates actively in games. He especially enjoys his occupational therapy sessions and crafts. In new video, Nigel can be seen answering questions with sign language and counting.

Additional photos and video are available upon request from the agency.

Nigel is located in the same orphanage as Graham and Ashton, and the boys could be adopted together.

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

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Harlan

harlan-feb-2017Harlan Photo 1 rec. 1-22-13Boy, Born July 2004

Down syndrome, ADD

Listed: September 22, 2013

Sweet Harlan was born in July of 2004.   He has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and Attention Deficit Disorder.  He does not use speech as means of communication and he has cognitive delays.  He needs assistance with basic daily living skills.

Update October 2014: Harlan is nonverbal and his development continues to be significantly delayed, but he can now walk independently.

Update February 2017: Harlan continues to be nonverbal and is more significantly delayed than some of his peers with Down Syndrome. He’s able to wave hello and gets excited about spending time outdoors.

Additional photos, video and report available from the agency.

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

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Olie and Ozzie #1-31

Boys: 2012, 2014
Diagnosis:  Coffin-Lowry Syndrome

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

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

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

Photos and videos from July 2016 are available through the agency.

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

Update 2017:

Ozzie

Age: 3

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

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

Olie

Age: 4

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

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

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Peggy

peggy-feb-2017Peggy was born in December 2014 with spina bifida. A VP shunt has been placed.

From a family who met her in March 2017: Peggy speaks and knows a lot of words, but doesn’t appear to use full sentences yet. Though shy, Peggy would do very well in her speech and communication in a family where she could develop further. She seems like a typical little girl, other than not being able to use her legs. She reacts and responds appropriately for her age. Peggy is very detail oriented, and loves to draw with a little sketch-it toy, which seems to be her favorite toy. She can wheel herself in a zipzac chair and would stay in it all day to move around if she were allowed. I could get her to laugh and smile often. She would follow me around in the zipzac chair and cried when we left.

Update February 2017: Peggy is a very affectionate and interactive little girl. She knows and uses the names of the children in her group, vocalizes functional words such as “here”, “bring”, and “give”, and follows single-step directions. Peggy enjoys playing with toys and games and is especially good at matching shapes and colors. She moves across the floor using her hands and is able to sit unsupported for a short period of time.

August 2015: Peggy is alert and tracks with her eyes. She has developed hand to hand and hand to mouth coordination and reaches for toys, but cannot yet hold them. Peggy appears to have head control, but needs support to sit. She regularly receives therapy.

Married couples only.

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

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

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Delaney #

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Girl, born 2012delaney

Hydrocephalus internal – ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Spina bifida, congenital anomalies of the urinary system, ventral hernia.

Listed: April 25, 2016

Update Jan 2017: Delaney is a beautiful, sweet, calm girl. She likes to be hugged and held. She likes it when someone takes care of her and to be outside, with her stroller and recognizes the people that take care of her. She feels most comfortable in her bed and during her walks with the stroller in the garden. She eats and sleeps well.

Delaney expresses her preferences to people and objects to which she is more attached. She has three favorite toys that are colorful and soft. She also enjoys listening to music especially children’s songs. She doesn’t like lying on her back and sudden and quick movements. She is able to sit independently and grab and hold objects she has very strong hands she uses well. She feels comfortable when around her there are people with who she is familiar with.

Delaney is able to express her opinion and preference with gestures. Delaney is very calm child with big potential for improvement with the needed care, attention and the feeling of the real family environment.

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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Drew

drew-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Drew was born in June of 2004. He has been diagnosed with children’s cerebral palsy and encephalopathy. He receives special education and is described as having moderate delays.

Listed January 10, 2017

He communicates well with others, but may need some help with everyday tasks. Our in country partner visited Drew and describes him as extremely active, happy and mobile. He likes organizing and cleaning. His caretakers state that he is a big helper. He likes to play with toys and games, but gets bored easily. He is also very friendly, funny and inquisitive. He states that he likes school and has many friends there. Additional photos and videos available upon request.

Update February 2017: In video received this month, Drew can be seen answering questions, counting, naming the colors of his outfit, reciting a short Christmas poem, and stating his name and age.

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

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Larry #2-4

Larry collageBoy, age 4
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Listed: July 25, 2016

Larry has Down syndrome and some of the typical delays that are common with his diagnosis. He is not yet walking independently, though his report indicates it is because he refuses to practice when he doesn’t want to! He plays with toys and enjoys the ones that play with music. When the staff attempts to work with him on fine motor skills, once he realizes it is ‘work”, he refuses to comply. He is not yet using words, but he IS communicating through non-verbal means. He needs a family that will bring him home and teach him appropriate communication skills and work with him on that all too common “Down syndrome stubborn streak” to help him continue to develop new skills.

Update: April 2017

Special needs: Down syndrome; 3rd-degree prematurity; a condition after 3rd-degree intraventricular hemorrhage; posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (the orphanage doctor reported that at this point there are no evidence of hydrocephalus); anemia of prematurity; congenital cardiac malformation – atrial septal defect – foramen ovale type and persistent arterial duct; hypotrophic; muscle hypotonia; delayed physical and neuropsychological development; underdeveloped speech;  severe mental delay

Larry moves around independently and purposefully by crawling, walking while holding onto something for support and while held by one or both hands. He goes up and down the stairs while holding onto something for support. He grabs and hands objects.

Larry orientates about familiar actions, including feeding, times for rest, going for a walk, etc. He performs different actions in the different rooms – bedroom, playroom, in accordance with the setting, the furniture and the purpose of the room. Due to his underdeveloped speech, Larry expresses himself mostly in emotional and tactile manner. He eats independently, at the table, and he drinks from a cup. While involved in emotional and tactile communication with an adult, Larry expresses his joy by laughing aloud and demonstrating that the respective action is pleasant to him and he wants it to be repeated. He produces some basic and not very diverse syllables. He follows some simple instructions that are related with everyday actions. He responds to being called by name.

$301.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Skip

Skip (2)

Boy, born January 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

Skip is an adorable 3 year old boy! Skip has a ready smile and with the support of the caretakers is making great progress. Skip is now able to sit in a chair on his own and crawl on his hands and knees. He enjoys group activities and gets along well with others. Skip can reach for toys he likes and can put blocks into cups and take them back out. Darling Skip is waiting for his forever family.

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Barrett

barrett-updateBoy, born 2011barrett-update2017Barrett-2014

Listed: May 23, 2012


VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/WMefdZwvUi0

This little love has a heart defect and numerous other health issues:  condition after resection of coarctation of the aorta, aneurysm of interatrial septum with multiple defects perimembranous (VSD), laryngotracheomalacia (collapsed airway), micrognathia (abnormally small jaw), tracheostomy

Barrett desperately needs a family to give him the love, attention and medical care he needs to thrive.

$822.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

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Chloe Mei

Chloe2 Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 26, 2016

Chloe is a cuddly friendly little baby, who babbles, smiles, laughs, and waves hello. She can crawl and is very active! She loves toys with sounds and is not afraid of strangers.

She is an interactive little lady and likes looking at herself in the mirror. I mean, do you blame her!? Just look at that little face! Chloe needs a family who will cherish her for the perfect little girl she is. Let’s make sure she is home to celebrate her 3rd birthday in style with her very own family!

Additional information and photos can be found in this blog post.

A $4000 grant is available to families adopting a child with Down syndrome through the current adoption agency. This grant is available through February 2017.

$1,257.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Beckett

beckettBoy, born 2011
HIV

Listed: April 25, 2016

Beckett is facing transfer in summer 2017!!

NEW VIDEO! December
2016:  Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/gctwxCRPL1s

updated pics/video August 2016
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$752.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Daryl

DarylBoy, born 2007
PRC
ectopia and limited motions of right lower limb

Listed: March 6, 2016

Daryl came into care as a newborn with a broken leg.

Update: Lively, cheerful, loves playing with other kids and expresses his needs clearly. Born 2/2007, this boy likes to play ball and with toy cars. He attends school, can speak in full sentences, identifies colors, numbers and can dress and undress himself. He is with a foster family and gets along well with others.

Dec 2013 report indicates that his cognitive and speech development are the same as his peers. He has limitations with his right leg and has an abnormal hip joint. We have video of him walking down stairs, walking to the playground, swinging, and playing on a toy car. His report indicates there are no other medical concerns. In the dancing show held by the institute on June 1st which was Children’s day, Daryl’s dance together with his rich facial expressions, harmonious hand movements and excellent shows, won warm applause of audiences time and again. Everybody couldn’t help being filled with deep esteem to this five-year-old little kid who is disabled in body but firm in spirit. He is a little “Man” full of responsibility and justice. When bringing younger brothers and sisters playing outside every time, he will undertake the duty of their “protector”, and never allow others bully his younger brothers and sisters. If other children have conflict in the kindergarten, Daryl will always stand out and take charge of justice, and resolve disputes for them. Both his teammates and his teachers praise him for his good behavior. He understands his foster parents’ hard working and always feels grateful to his parents. When his mother is sick, he will always take care of her and get her water. Every day when his father goes back home after work, he always takes slippers for him, gets him water, and pats on his back. He always says that he should study hard, and should be filial to his parents after grown up. Daryl not only studies well, but also very talented. He likes singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments. When dancing, because of the limitation of his physical condition, he can’t jump as other little kids, but he never admits defeat, and waves his hands with music, striving to make the best movement.

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

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Kaiden

Boy, 6 years old
P-OD
Fetal alcohol syndrome, dysmorphia and drooping eyelids

Listed: January 29, 2016

Kaiden has typical FAS, deficiency of weight and growth. He just recently had a medical examinations which found he has anemia and vitamin D3 deficiency.

Kaiden is very cheerful boy. He has blond hair and blue eyes. He lives in the orphanage since  2010.

Kaiden is active and he likes new challenges. He is in good physical condition and is willing for exercises and playing with others. Kaiden runs fast, climbs the ladders. He kicks and throws the ball very well. He avoids the obstacles even when he is running. He likes to participate in group and individual activities. He likes rhythmic classes and sings the songs.

He speaks in proper, grammatical way, he uses long sentences. He asks many questions and he talks a lot. He is talking about things interesting for him or about his problems. Kaiden is willing to play with others children with blocks, cars and thematic plays as in “doctors”, “shop” or “house”.

Update 2017:  He attends a special preschool and didn’t started school yet. He made a big progress this year. His concentration is much better, his social skills are developing and he is getting along with other kids and caregivers. He is a sensitive and open child who has no problem to share. He likes to play with boys but girls also want to play with him.  He has great imagination and creativity but his motor skills are not developed well. His vision is poor.

Videos are available from the agency.

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

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

 

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Hana

Hana (2) Hana (1)hana-updateGirl, born 2007
PRC
Spina bifida

Listed: January 4, 2016

Hana would bring so much fun into a family’s life. Just look at that glint of humor in her eyes, and she is a beauty as well. All she needs is someone to look beyond the wheel chair and the spina bifida to the little girl with so much potential. Besides smiling and hamming it up for the camera, Hana loves to play the piano and color. She smart and sensible, and the caregivers love her very much. She does well in school and can recite poems and works very hard. She is also very well behaved and her laugh is said to catch everyone’s heart who hears it. She gets along well with other children. Her report says “Her own wish is that she can own a happy family and she has the parent to care her.” Are you her Christmas Miracle of a family?

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

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Slavic

slavic

Boy, born 2011

Congenital malformation of spine and bony thorax; Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of large intestine (operated, fixed, working properly); Mixed specific developmental disorders; other disorders of nervous system

Listed: November 2015

What a cutie pie!

From a family who met him 4/17:
His nannies love him, he’s so cute, he’s smart and has a wonderful personality.. he’s really a class clown, and has a great sense of humor. He has great memory and learns very fast.. he recited a poem for us, it was so long! I don’t know how he was able to remember it at such a young age

From a family who met him 11/16: He does have developmental delays. Very sweet , well behaved boy, walks, runs and moves Independently without problems. He is continent.

$67.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Lance

Lance 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.

Update March 2017: Lance has been diagnosed with compensated hydrocephalus. He can crawl well, but is unable to walk. Lance has clear and direct speech and is described as very smart.

$1,065.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hasini

Girl, born July 2012
PRC
malnutrition, developmental delay, oral deformity. ametropia and double strephenopodia

Hasini was wearing orthopedic shoes for rehabilitation as of the time her file was prepared. Hasini had a CT scan come back normal. There is a very good possibility that she has what is called Moebius Syndrome, which affects the muscles that control facial expressions and eye movements.
Hasini is described as gentle and quiet. From her outdated file: Hasini can sit stably for a long time now. She can use her left hand to go from lying down to sitting and can flexibly turn over. She likes to crawl backwards. When she is happy, she would grab the bed handrail to rock her body. She can clap and can grasp the toys attached to her bed. She can understand simple instructions. For example, if the caretaker asks her to put her hands down, she will do it. If tell her “we need to stand up,” she will give her hand to the adults because we have to help her up. She can make the “a” “e” “na” sounds. She falls asleep quickly. Hasini is afraid of strangers, but after some time, she gradually accepts the strangers. She likes playing with other kids.

A recent update states that she moved from foster care back to the orphanage recently. The update was not very positive, but Hasini has only been with them for a few months. The inability to make facial expressions may cause confusion for those who try to care and interact with her. Hasini needs a family who can see the beautiful little girl she is. Those with Moebius Syndrome do not smile with their mouths, but with their hearts. Will you be the lucky family who gets to see Hasini’s heart smile?

$621.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Leena

leena-2017-croppedGirl, born 2011

Listed September 11, 2015

Phenylketonuria, also known as PKU

New pic January 2017! 

From a volunteer in August 2016:   “I was happy to see that Leena is still the same strong willed young girl as last year. She is available for adoption now! She was a little calmer than last year, but she would still take every chance she got to run around. Just like last year it was obvious that some nurses have a very hard time with her and others love her. She’s much calmer when the nurses like her and she’s easier to handle. It was unclear if she was totally potty trained this year or that she’s still working on it. It was also unclear if she got the diet she needed, but her delays didn’t look worse. Leena is such a wonderful girl! She should be in a family where she has the chance to be who she is, all days of the year.

From a missionary who met her in 2015: “Leena is a strong-willed young girl.  She is stubborn and funny. She loves to explore the world (within the concrete walls she lives between). She has been transferred to this facility in May and she is obviously still getting used to the circumstances of living. She had a lot more freedom in the baby orphanage she came from. Leena can walk (so don’t be fooled by the picture), she can run, she is very energetic. She can drink from a cup. This summer (2015) she was being potty trained. She doesn’t talk. She squeals when she is very excited. She is probably the size of a 3 year old at the moment (summer 2015). She probably understands what is being said to her, but she has a hard time following orders. Due to her PKU she needs a special diet and medicine. The baby orphanage she grew up in, didn’t provide the proper care. So (part of) het mental delays may be caused because of that. The facility she lived in right now, tries to provide the proper care. They do not receive funds for it, so they raise it themselves with a charity fund. They really try to take good care of her. Some nurses really like her. Other nurses have a hard time dealing with her, because of her energetic ways. She likes to move and run around all the time. As soon as you let go of her hand or take her out of her wheelchair, you have to chase her. As soon as you give her an opportunity she’ll take it. Some days she was tied up in a wheelchair and we thought she might have been drugged. She didn’t react, she didn’t smile, she didn’t interact. Until the moment my fiancé pulled her from the wheelchair and it was as if she came alive again. I have not seen any selfharming behaviours and I haven’t seen her hurt other children. I have also not seen her interact with other children at all. The nurses don’t like it when she gets all excited, but for me it was a sign that she was not so institutionalized yet. There was so much fight in her. I hope she finds a family before she loses the strength to fight and before her delays will get worse, due to a lack of a proper diet and medical care.”

 

$1,014.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Acer

Ace (1)acerBoy, born October 2011
PRC
Lower limb weakness

Acer is quite the cutie! Acer is diagnosed as having lower limb weakness. He came into care at the approximate age of two, so he has only been in the orphanage for a little over a year and a half. His nannies report that he has big beautiful eyes and is very handsome….that is clear from his pictures! When his file was prepared in Oct. 2014, he could stand up and walk while holding onto something or holding someone’s hand. He could also walk by pushing something like a small stool. He is cooperative and can help put on and take off his own clothes and shoes. Acer’s favorite toy is the wooden rocking horse! He can get on and off of it and likes sitting and riding on it. Acer likes to hold the milk bottles to help feed the younger children. He also likes playing outside. The slide and swings are his favorite, but he enjoys playing with balls and toy blocks too. He can build a tower with 5-6 blocks. He doesn’t want the other kids to touch his blocks or he’ll cry. Acer likes taking baths and playing in the water. He eats noodles, eggs, and bread regularly. Acer receives some physical therapy, but would benefit so much more from the love and support of his own family.

$31.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sean

seansean-2017-1Boy, born 2013
Down Syndrome

 

Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/pf5S8vFS6yI

 

$1,544.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Denny

denny-updateDennyBoy, born August 2006
PRC
Hydrocephalus

Denny has got some spunk and personality! Denny is diagnosed with hydrocephalus. His orphanage has asked for help in advocating for him because they feel he is special and are surprised he has waited so long. From an April 2015 update: Denny’s mental development is normal. His language is behind his same aged peers. He can only say one word or two words at one time. If there is something new, he will ask, “What is it?” Though he cannot speak a whole sentence, he can understand all directions from adults and can express his needs very well by words and body language. His response is quiet and he has good memory. He is fully potty trained. Denny is introverted, but he smiles a lot. He is stubborn sometimes, but he is well behaved and obedient. Denny’s gross motor skills are totally normal. He can run, walk, jump, walk upstairs and downstairs. His fine motor skills are also normal. Denny studies at home. A special education teacher visits him 1 or two times a week. He can catch up with his study. He is very attached to his foster grandma and he cares for other kids. Denny is very helpful. His foster grandma was cooking congee and he saw it was overcooked, so he rushed to tell the grandma right away. He helps take care of the younger kids in the family. Denny gets along well with other kids and adults around him. He has been with the same foster family since he was little.

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

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Spring

SpringRODS Clean.Red.BorderGirl, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Listed March 23, 2015

Update as of May 2017: Spring is just adorable, and has Down syndrome. She was born with a heart defect; TOF/ASD, for which she received surgery in 2013. Spring has the delays expected for a child with Down syndrome and CHD, whose nannies love to coddle. She can walk while holding the rail, and can climb. Her fine motor skills are good. Her receptive speech is good, and her expressive speech is beginning. Spring receives therapy. She loves to play with the other kids, and enjoys being held. Spring has a significant grant through RR. She needs a family to help her reach her full potential…and to love her! New video is in her file!

$15,798.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Harper

harper-update2009, Jan. 18th, Harper collage (1)Girl, born January 2009
PRC
Prematurity, abnormal growth, developmentally delayed

Recently turned 6 year old Harper file is a bit outdated. Harper is diagnosed as being premature, having abnormal growth and developmentally delayed in one part of her file, but only as having malnutrition and mild anemia in another part of her file. Harper’s file mentions that Harper has normal limb and intelligence development. Harper is active and outgoing. Her motor and language development was only slightly delayed compared to a child born full term. She has a close relationship with her foster parents. Harper loves blocks, dancing, and she is a good sleeper. What Harper needs most is a forever family!

FEBRUARY 2015 UPDATE: Harper is strong willed and active; she enjoys singing. Harper lives with a foster family, and is close with them. She likes to be comforted when she is upset. She speaks in short (two-three word) sentences. Her growth motor skills are fine, just a little behind her same aged peers. She is potty trained.

$10.44 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Clyde

guardianangelclyde-2016Boy, born 2013
Down syndrome, HIV, disorder of brain, atopic dermatitis, torticollis, atrial septic defect, biliary tract issue

Sweet baby boy!

Listed: September 22, 2014

 

$10,252.44 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Audra

Audra audra-updateGirl, born March 2010
PRC
Anal atresia, limb diferences(hands and feet) ear deformity

Guardian Angel4 year old Audra is waiting for a family. Is she cute or what!?!?! Audra is diagnosed as having congenital anal atresia with recto-perineal fistula; polydactyly of both hands; syndactyly of both of feet; deformity of both ears. Audra can dress and undress herself. She is a very cooperative child and she has a good appetite. She very much enjoys dragon fruit with peanut butter. When eating, she eats nicely and she likes to stay clean. Audra is very clever and nice. She can speak well and she can understand Chinese and some English. She lives in a foster family, where she likes helping. She will close the cupboards once they are filled and is curious about new things. She likes to go explore and touch things that are new to her. She loves rag dolls and her blanket, which she likes to sleep with. Audra likes to look at herself in the mirror when she is wearing nice clothes. Audra is good at sharing toys with other children. She can walk steadily and can go upstairs and downstairs without help. Audra loves to dress-up! She is active, lovely, and a favorite! Could this little princess be your daughter?

$270.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

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Graham

graham-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Graham Photo 2 Oct-2014Handsome Graham was born in April of 2007. He is developmentally delayed, does not speak and does not make sounds. He seems to understand some of what is said to him. He may also have cerebral palsy or another disorder affecting his motor skills.

Graham is described as kind, friendly, smiley, and joyful. He is very active and enjoys participating in games. Graham can complete a task when you repeat the instructions many times and show him what to do.

Update February 2017: Graham attends a boarding school for hearing impaired children where he is learning sign language which he is using to communicate. While he does not speak, he understands most of what is said to him and generally follows the instructions of his caretakers. He dresses and undresses without assistance. Graham walks with a slightly unusual gait, but has no significant mobility problems.

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

Graham is in the same orphanage as Ashton and Nigel; these boys could be adopted together.

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

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Addison

Addison Photo 7 rec. 1-21-13addison-feb-2017Girl, Born May 2003

Listed:  September 22, 2013

Sweet Addison was born in May of 2003.   She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.   She is described as extremely active, joyful and friendly.

Addison does not speak, but is able to let you know what she wants and when you ask her questions she answers by gestures and making sounds.   She loves toys, especially blocks.  She communicates with other children very well.

Update October 2014: Addison attends third grade and is described as a good girl. Even though she is still nonverbal, she appears to understand at least some of what is said to her and responds in her own ways.

Update February 2017: Addison continues to be nonverbal, but follows various directions in her everyday environment. The agency has a new video available for inquiring families.

Additional information available upon request from the agency.

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

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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.

Listed: Sept 22, 2013

Update January 2017: Christian is doing well and the doctor and caregivers are very happy with his development. Christian had a recent appointment at the dentist where he behaved appropriately and politely. He likes sharing with others when he finds something exciting, for example, after a visit to the theater, he relayed what he had seen there. He’s a sweet kiddo and everyone loves him.

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 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. He also enjoys listening to music and knows many songs by heart. He can play many different games. Christian is described as very kind, friendly, shy and sensitive.

$5,295.23 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Mario

V2Boy, born May 2001
Mental delays, inborn hydrocephaly, cerebral palsy, anemia

Listed: May 22, 2013

When I met him he was in the institution, but he has since moved to the first happy home (after another boy was adopted) so he is in a much better situation. I know emotionally he suffers, as he cries an awful lot.

From a family who met him in 2016:  He is the sweetest boy, we had heard that he was a little rough but we didn’t see that at all. My husband got down on the floor and played cars with him, he loved attention and my husband. When another child took toys from him he showed no aggression at all, he did seem scared of some caretakers though. I can see him being a real blessing to a family.

10 day wait often waived here. Married couples only, larger families welcome.

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

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Tallulah

Girl, born April 2009Tallulah (1)
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2, 2013

 

Update May 2017:  Meet Tallulah! This active and spunky little girl is 8 years old! She came into care as a baby, and was diagnosed with Down syndrome, and a slight heart issue which has healed as she has grown. No surgery was necessary. Tallulah’s development has been good. She is a little one…her current height is 39″, and she weighs 35 pounds. She loves to play on the playground with her friends, and really loves to bounce. She is very flexible, and loves to climb.

Tallulah is engaging, social, funny, and a precious little girl! Her nannies say she is very bright, and able to learn new skills quickly. Tallulah has excellent receptive speech, and her expressive speech, though not always clear, is coming along. She attends school at the orphanage. She has been waiting for her family, and really hopes they hurry. I am sure she would also wish for lots of siblings and friends, and a big back yard with a swing set! Please make Tallulah’s wishes come true!

The agency has a video available.

Update 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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Kayson

30118212004January 2010
microcephaly, Epilepsy, dystonic tetraparesis, brain degeneration

Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/S6yhR1o3eow

Kayson needs a family, to save him from a life in a crib.

$2,221.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Patrick

patrick-updatepatrick-2016Boy, born July 2004
PRC

Listed: October 7, 2012

Patrick has osteogenesis imperfecta, this means that his bones break easily. He is in a wheelchair which he is able to wheel around himself. He lives in a community group home and has just started attending local primary school.

From someone who met him in May 2016:   Patrick is 11 years old and is in the care of ICC in China. He lives in a group home in the local community for high functioning boys. He receives schooling from an ICC teacher and the necessary supports to become more independent. Patrick is loved by all who know him, he has a cheeky smile and is very sweet. He knows some basic English such as: good morning, good afternoon, good evening and some food items like apple, and others.

Patrick has Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) or brittle bone disease. This means his bones break easily and that he must be careful. He therefore moves around in a wheelchair, which he can do quite well. There are other families who have adopted children with OI who would be happy to talk to potential adoptive families about their experiences adopting a child with OI. Email Erin to get in touch with those families.

While Patrick is living in a family style environment, this does not fully replace the love, support and opportunities that being adopted would give him. He is close to the boys he lives with and already knows what it’s like to be a brother (to some extent). We hope and pray that the right family will be able to adopt Patrick.

Patrick is extremely cute and endearing and everyone loves him. He is very good at complementing people and making them feel good.

VIDEO:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jU6yJrJqDI0&feature=youtu.be 🙂

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