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Bronson

I have a miracle makerbronson-2016bronson-updateBoy, born 2014
Spina Bifida

 

Additional medical information available to those seriously interested!

What a beautiful little boy!!  Additional pictures available.

He is an amazing little boy, he has such a positive disposition – it’s a miracle considering how much he had to go through during the first two years of his life. Bronson is a great kid, both emotionally and mentally his development has been remarkable. He loves to cuddle, he has great eye contact, he is vocal – his speech might not be very clear but he does pronounce words. Bronson has such a cute laugh also – there is a video of him in a swing set and his reaction to such a simple entertainment is just priceless! With good care and within a family setting this little boy has a lot of potential. Last year when he was able to go through a round of rehabilitation therapy, his legs sensitivity improved significantly. He just needs someone to give him that chance!

$1,631.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1154.80 from MACC donations!

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

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

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Cadence

cadence-2016cadenceGirl, born 2010
Her official diagnoses are syndrome of movements disturbance, conformational abnormalities of brain, unspecific; other disorders of mental development.

new picture 9/16!

Her orphanage is not the best place to live in, but she “may” be transferred so to even worse place. She is a very good girl, very friendly and ready for the family.

She cannot talk, she only makes some sounds to express herself. She understands direct speech though.

Well-behaved and friendly girl.

She has a 17-year old brother, but local authorities promised to allow “separation” of siblings if necessary.

$9.10 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!

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

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Adolfo #33

AdolfoBoy, just turned 7 yearsAdolfo

Moderate mental delay and epilepsy (with improvement noted as regards the frequency of the seizures, and with permanent medication therapy), delayed neuropsychological development; delayed speech development (well-developed receptive speech, poorly developed expressive speech).

Adolfo’s “seizures” are explained by the staff at his orphanage as moments of falling asleep that last for a short period of time (3-5 minutes). Since his placement in the Center for Family Type Accommodation in October 2014, Adolfo had only three “seizures” that were more likely “petit mals”, as there were no muscle spasms, convulsions, eye turning, foaming at the mouth, snoring sounds, etc. Some of his “seizures” happened at a time when he had high fever.

Adolfo is a sociable and energetic child. He interacts with all the children and the staff eagerly and with great joy. He sometimes shows preference for some of the other children in the Center and for some of the staff members.  He tries hard to pronounce words and names properly. He makes simple sentences consisting of several words. He responds adequately to adults’ requests and he follows simple instructions.

Adolfo has mastered all basic self-service skills- he eats independently and drinks from a cup. He can put on his clothes and shoes independently. He uses the restroom independently during the day. Adolfo is working on affirming his skills for washing his hands and face and brushing his teeth independently.

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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Eliza

Eliza2ElizaGirl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Listed: April 21, 2016

Orphanage staff say Eliza is very friendly and cheerful. She does not express herself well verbally but does know some words such as “mom” and “dad”. She tends to communicate in other ways such as patting her stomach to show she is full so the staff do not have trouble knowing what she needs. Eliza has good motor skills and is always very active. She loves getting to run and play hide and seek! She is also able feed herself and likes to color or draw. She enjoys getting to play with blocks and puzzles and she especially loves teddy bears. Everyone who works with Eliza agrees that she is a wonderful little girl!

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

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

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

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Lucas

I have a miracle makerlucaslucasBoy, born 2008

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

Listed: November 30, 2014

updated picture/info August 2016:
Lucas LOVES music!!! They have him a music player, and he is SO happy with it!!!  Unfortunately it looks like he get a some sedative medicines, but of course everybody denies it.   He is mostly non-verbal, but he CAN say: I want to eat! You know WHY he CAN say it, don’t you?
He is waiting for a family since 2014! He will be transferred very soon to the place where he won’t live very long.  He needs a family ASAP!

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.

 

$592.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $101.70 from MACC donations!

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

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

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Braxton (L)

Braxton2BraxtonBoy, born May 2014
Down syndrome, specific mixed developmental disorder, average level of bronchial asthma, and an open arterial duct

Listed: March 1, 2016

Braxton is such a serious and adorable little boy!

Braxton is reported to have a psychomotor development delay: he can roll, lift up his head and chest all the way on his hands, sits with support to his back, and stands while he is held. Braxton’s emotions are not expressed yet, he smiles after stimulation. He is not actively interested in the environment, very often pays attention to his hands and legs. He eats from a spoon and is fed, drinks from a bottle and has good appetite. Braxton falls asleep fast and his sleep is calm. He will need future speech therapy, a special education teacher, social worker and physical therapy.

Braxton is reported to be doing very well and much better than described.

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

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

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

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Landon

landon-2016landon1Boy, 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)

updated pics/video! August 2016
Video
It’s so hard to him to hold his head. He is doing his best to look at the person talking to him.  He is a very friendly child, always ready to smile anybody who talks to him.
He needs a family! He is going to be transferred very soon with no big chance to survive.  The place where they are transferring him is really terrible for children.

$101.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

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Priscilla

I have a miracle makerGuardian Angel

priscillaGirl, Born February 2010

WONDERFUL new photo of Miss Priss!

updated pics/video August 2016
Video
Priscilla stole my heart! She is SO sweet and very special girl!

updated medical: congenital malformations of her spinal cord/musculoskeletal system/eye/hip, lactose intolerance, nephritis, diverticulum of bladder, mental delays

Pretty Priscilla!Priscilla

From her caregivers:  communicative; adequate reactions.  Character: cheerful, active, friendly, communicative, likes to play with different toys.

 

Update Nov 18, 2014:  Priscilla is doing very well. She is a kind of shying but a smart girl. She understands everything but her speech ability is not understandable to me as she is very quiet. She has survived her blood issues she had few years ago.

She will be 5 years old in February 2015, and it would be great if a family will be ready to adopt her by that time. She really needs a family asap because her intellectual potential may be lost due to nobody really cares of her mental development and IQ in the orphanage. The care of her general health condition pretty good though.

More photos available.  Priscilla may be available with Louis.

$1,482.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $122.00 from MACC donations!

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

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

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Neil

neilneilBoy, born 2013

diagnosed with congenital brain disorder (callosal agenesis, polymicrogyria)
Spastic tetraparesis
Epilepsy syndrome
Speech delay

Listed: April 25, 2016

Updated pics/info/video August 2016
Poor guy! He was looking miserable! He is getting worse than before.  He needs good diagnostic and medical care.
Video

$172.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

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Mason

mason-2016mason-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 video August 2016

Video

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.

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

 

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Brice

 

briceBriceBoy, born 2012

Microcephaly
Spastic Tetraparesis

updated pics/video Aug 2016
Video

 

Listed: April 25, 2016

$3.60 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!

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

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Jacob

Jacobjacob-updateBoy, born 2006

new updated picture August 2016

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

Listed:  Nov 21, 2014

Video

This boy is also going to be transferred at the age of 11, which means next year. He has severe mental retardation.  Normally he is sitting in a stroller with no movement. His diagnoses were not changed since 2014 when he was listed. He has waited SO long! 

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

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Camden

Camden2 Camdenboy, born 2006

Microcephaly; Spastic tetraparesis

Listed: April 25, 2016

updated pics/video! August 2016
Video

He will be transferred to a handicapped children orphanage with no big chance to survive there. It may happen at the begining of 2017. He needs a family ASAP. He is very good and friendly child. 

He has a good potential but no chance for any development in the orphanage. They will place him into the orphanage for handicapped children in a village with no chance for normal life.

His sister was adopted domestically a while ago. Please, help to place him in a loving family!

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

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Finley

40225200307 (2)finley-2016Boy, born September 2013
Open oval window, open arterial duct, retinopathy, severe delay of psychological and motor development.

Sweet baby Finley will likely need some genetic testing for further diagnosing when he gets home.

Update pics and info, July 2016:
He is making HUGE progress. He can walk in orthopedic shoes, starts talking, understands speech addressed to him.

new medical:
spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy; congenital pes planus; hearing loss, unspecified; optic atrophy; strabismus; other specified congenital malformation of the heart

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

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

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

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Jenny

jennyGirl, 3 years old

Jenny has spent her whole her life at the hospital. She has chronic respiratory failure due to respiratory distress in the night.

Listed: Oct 2016

She is a very cheerful girl who is looking for company of adults. Her speech development is difficult because of the tracheotomy tube but she is working with the speech therapist and making progress. She can eat and drink without help.   She is ready for normal life and needs a family willing to learn how to take care of her.

Update:  Jenny has a problem with her speech because of the tracheotomy tube but the doctors said that this tube is little to the side so as not to damage the vocal cords. In their opinion she doesn’t has proper care of speech therapist and if she will has more exercises her speech can be very good. Jenny is very smart and learn who to connect the  tracheotomy tube by herself and she even helped another child when this tube was disconnected. She is easy making contact with other kids and adults.  She attends kindergarten at the hospital. She likes books, puzzles and drawing pictures.  She can eat and drink without help. Her  bio parents are healthy and her bio mother didn’t drink alcohol during pregnancy. Per Jenny’s doctors, she only needs to be connected to the respiratory tube at night.

We will be happy to share Jenny’s video and more photos with the interested family.

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

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

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

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Stella

I have a miracle makerstella-2016Girl, born 2010

Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2016

NEW VIDEO!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSDRmbGeQds

From a missionary who met her in December 2016:  “Strabimus. Low tone. Very cuddly and mushy! Can stand with some support. I showed them some therapy positions and exercises for them to do to get her to weight bear on her feet and I can tell that they have been doing it. Her nose and eyes were excessively yucky and i suspected that her hearing was impaired from fluid. I discussed it with her doctors ad they were going to follow up on it. She makes sounds, no language. ‘Lower functioning’ (but I hate to say that). The orphanage workers love her and I think that is a problem in that they carry her about. She is in a baby house with typical peers. I believe with some medical attention and therapy she is capable of progressing.”

 

$182.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $101.30 from MACC donations!

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

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

 

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Bella

I have a miracle makerbella-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.

 

$223.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $178.20 from MACC donations!

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

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

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Alvaro #


Boy, age 4

prematurity (33 g.w.), severe mental delay, rejected hearing loss of the right ear, hypotrophy, severely delayed neuro-psychological development; underdeveloped speech.

Listed: June 14, 2016

Alvaro needs individual sessions with a speech therapist and psychologist.

Although he does not really interact with peers, Alvaro is described as a child who enjoys being in the company of adults, receiving their personal attention and being caressed. He prefers playing with balls and cups. He likes playing by throwing objects and then going to get them.

Alvaro eats transitional food. He is fed by an adult. His sleep is calm.
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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Charlotte

charlotte (2)evelyn2Girl, born August 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

The agency’s team met Charlotte! It never ceases to amaze me how different it is to write an advocacy post after you have met a child! Let me tell you about Charlotte now that we have met her and seen this cuteness in person!

Charlotte is 2. She has Down syndrome and CHD. And she is the cutest, sweetest, silliest little 2 year old girl you could hope to meet!

She is walking by herself and really aced all of our little developmental things we do with little ones. She scribbles and stacks blocks and she is all about the baby puffs! Believe me, she can grab them and get those things to her mouth no problem!

She understands simple commands, though her caregiver pointed out that she also likes to pick and choose which of those commands she actually follows. She is 2, after all.  There was a whole group of little ones in the room with her and the caregivers were singing little songs with them and doing hand motions. She was right in there doing the motions! So, so cute!

Charlotte has a $4,000 grant through her current agency. Please spread the word and let’s get this little one home!

 

$260.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

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Lars

Larslars2016-1Boy, born 2015

Lumbar Spina Bifida with hydrocephalus

Listed: May 4, 2016

 

New pic December 2016!!!  Many more new photos available.  Sweet baby boy!

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

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

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

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Jeff

Jeffjeff-2016Boy, born 2011
HIV

Very smart and fun-loving!  Super child!

 

From a family who met him November 2016:  “This boy is sooo sweet and learning English with me!  He remembers the words I say to him from 2 & 3 days ago!!!  Very, very intelligent , doesn’t miss a detail!!”

Listed: April 26, 2016

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

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

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

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Emma

I have a miracle makeremma-2016Girl, born 2009

Mild Mental Delay

Listed: April 25, 2016

Updated pics/info August 2016
She will be transferred in a couple weeks to a really bad place. Please help to pull her out from there!


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

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

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

$259.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $193.50 from MACC donations!

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

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

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Beckett

beckettbeckett1Boy, born 2011

HIV

He will be available end of summer 2016!

Listed: April 25, 2016

updated pics/video August 2016
Video
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$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!

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

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Chance

chanceI have a miracle makerBoy, born 2015chance

Down Syndrome

Listed: February 17, 2016

A bundle of love!

 

$1,694.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1653.90 from MACC donations!

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

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

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Elijah

elijah-collage-2016Boy, born June 2003
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed January 26, 2016

TWO VIDEOS:  

Video 1- shows you how capable he is (warning that smile might steal your heart) https://vimeo.com/151409460
Video 2…. You can hear him say Mama and Baba in video can you imagine the disappointment he will feel if he ages out 🙁!!! https://vimeo.com/151409534

 

Elijah was found abandoned at the orphanage gate at five years old. On admission to the institute it was found that he suffered from cerebral palsy, was tested to have normal intelligence and was found to have weakened lower limbs. Although he tried, he could not walk, and he was given a wheelchair. He showed his strong will, and integrated into the group life in the institute. At the age of 7 years, he liked to play games with peers and share the toys with other children. He is polite to others, and always smiles at strangers who visit the orphanage.

He has received physical therapy at the institute, and after great diligence and perseverance on Elijah’s part, he can now walk slowly while holding onto handrails. In the institute, he is an obedient and sensible boy, and he is adored by the caretakers and medical staffs. The nannies and orphanage directors hope a family will chose him as he will make a wonderful addition to any family.

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

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Linda

Lindalinda1
Girl, born 2010

Spina bifida; hydrocephalus

Can’t wait to see her with bows in her hair!

Smart girl, she can talk, very affectionate

$50.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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Lance

I have a miracle makerlance-update-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.

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $27.00 from MACC donations!

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

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

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Sebastian #1-25

Sebastian

Sebastian_July 2016Boy, age 13
infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis, mild degree; Congenital malformation of the secretion system – malformation of the right kidney and chronic obstructive pyelonephritis

Listed: November 3, 2015

*Program fees are reduced for his adoption through the placing agency*

Sebastian was raised by his birth family for 5 years and was severely neglected during that time. He entered into government care and was placed in an orphanage. In 2013, he was moved into a group home where he began receiving therapy and individual attention. He has made REMARKABLE progress since being placed in the group home. He is now walking independently, feeding himself solid foods, drinking from an open cup unassisted, saying a few simple words, putting his shoes on unassisted, locks and unlocks doors with a key and moves around the group home and yard independently. He enjoys swinging on the swing outside. He loves attention from adults and responds very positively to interactions with other people. He seeks out interactions. He is very inquisitive and loves anything electronic (cell phones, tables, cameras, etc). The staff continues to work with him to develop skills and believes that he’ll continue to make great strides in different skill areas.

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

Update 2016: Sebastian continues to make significant progress in all aspects of his development. Videos from July 2016 show him walking and going down stairs. Program fees are reduced through the agency for his adoption.

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

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Nina

Nina ARM RV 11-19-2015nina-update-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.

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

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

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

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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.

 

$54.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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!

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

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

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

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Dylan

DylanBoy, born April 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Dylan is darling!

What a little doll baby Dylan is! He recently turned 2 years old and has a diagnosis of Down syndrome. His file was made when he was only 7 months old so we are asking for an update. In the meantime…

His file states – The child is active, optimistic, restless and will cry when meeting with strangers. He will cry when he is hungry or when he wets his diaper. When teased the child can smile, seeing aunts who take care of him, he will move his limbs happily. Under the care and love of the caretakers in the institute, he can feel safe, happy and satisfaction. He has built a solid and close relation with his caretakers.

It sounds like this boy has learned to attach which will make it easier for him to attach to his new family over time. Are you his Mama?

Dylan has a $6500 agency specific grant available with his current agency.

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

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Samuel #3-2

Samuel 2015 (2)samuel-2016Boy, Born June 2003

Listed: September 28, 2010

Samuel has Down syndrome, an undescended testicle & flat feet. He also has a functional heart murmur that does not require therapy.  Samuel also has alopecia areata (hair loss).  He is integrated in a room with healthy children. He walks independently. He can drink out of a cup but still requires assistance with feeding. He carries our simple verbal instructions.  He seeks out the company of adults. His development is delayed in all areas.

NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016!

Additional photos and videos from November 2016 are available from the agency.

UPDATE March 2014:  Samuel is now living in a foster home. His foster mother is a retired school teacher and she shared her opinion that Samuel would do very well in an adoptive family.  He is attending a day program for children with special needs where he is receiving basic academic instruction and therapy. He is working on becoming more independent with life skills. He is not currently talking, but he is able to express his wants and needs using gestures and nonverbal communication. His foster mother is encouraging him to vocalize more and make sounds so that he can learn to say words. He enjoys playing with other children and is not aggressive. He responds to verbal directions. He lives in the foster home with one other child and they are good friends. When he’s at the playground, he seeks out older children to play with. His foster mother reports that he enjoys eating sandwiches and drinking sweet tea. She is doing everything possible to prepare him for life with a forever family, as it is her hope that he will one day have a permanent adoptive family of his own!

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

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Byron

byron1byron-2016-1Boy, born 2011

FAS, Internal hydrocephalus, congenital brain malformations, slight mental delay, crossed eyes

So so sweet!!

New pic December 2016!  

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

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Emily

emily-updateemilyGirl, born 2001
Cerebral palsy, knee joints contractures, valgus feet, severe mental delays

Listed: September 25, 2015

She is so full of life!  She just needs a family!

Update late 2016:  Emily seems like a great kid who really wants to be adopted. She was crying to the caregivers in the beginning of the visit because she saw that someone else had a family coming. She clearly understands the idea of adoption and wants a mama and papa of her own. She has been sad to see other girls be adopted while she still waits.

Emily is one of the most capable girls in her group home. She understands everything that is spoken to her. She can speak a bit, but she mostly uses gestures to explain what she needs. She seems very bright and capable, but she has spent a long time in institutional care.

She was on her best behavior during this visit, but she is in a group of girls who are rough and tumble with one another sometimes. It isn’t a guarantee, but our boys from the same place were similar when we first adopted them, although they quickly learned our family’s expectations for behavior.

She can’t walk, but she is able to get around independently by scooting across the floor. She also uses a wheelchair.

This region has waived the ten day wait in the past.

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

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Chester

chesterchester2016-1Boy, born 2009

mental delays, crossed eyes

What an imp!

 

New photo December 2016!  Several more photos avail.

From a family that spent time with him 9/15:  This little guy is so fun! I spent loads of time with him because he was in the same summer groupa as my daughter that we are bringing home this September. He was always up for hugs and snuggles and pictures. His needs seemed very mild. He seems to have have a slight mental delay and strabismus but I could not see any other special needs. His motor skills seemed to be exactly on cue for a 6 year old boy. He was full of excitement and imagination and loads of energy. What a sweet little blond haired darling treasure! He is in the same school as Charlie, Rebecca, Wetherbee, and Toby. Please somebody bring him home fast! What a darling!

$148.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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.

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

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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.

$135.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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!

Married couples only.

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

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Remy

remyupdate-nov-2016
RRemyemy was born prematurely in August 2014 and has been diagnosed with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus for which a shunt was placed in infancy and hypertensive hydrocephalus syndrome. It is unclear how much Remy can see due to bilateral congenital diffuse cataracts.

Remy has head control and tracks with his eyes in all directions. He looks and smiles at familiar adults. At this time, he does not reach for toys. His caretakers say that Remy is doing quite well and that he laughs a lot.

From a family who met him in August 2015: Remy’s first birthday was celebrated in conjunction with our daughter’s farewell party. Remy’s super cute and fell asleep during the festivities of lots of people and music!

Update July 2016: Remy’s physical therapist reports that he shows improved active movements in his hands, tries to grab toys within his reach, and brings his hands to his mouth.

Married couples only.

$4.50 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.

Listed: July 30, 2015

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.

Updated: Noelia is a tiny bit shy upon meeting strangers, but quickly loosens up. She smiled non stop during our whole visit, and loved playing with my phone to look at the pictures I took of her. She seems very bright! Noelia proudly showed us her bedroom, where she sleeps alone. She loves ponies! We brought her a “my little pony” type toy and she was thrilled. She took us upstairs to her room and put the pony with another one she already had there.

She walks alone without help, unless on stairs where she needs to hold on. She was not wearing any kind of leg brace. She is left handed and can write her name!

When I picked her up, she gently pushed my hair back from my face.

$522.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Miley

mileymiley-2016Girl, born 2012
Osteogenesis Imperfecta

 

 

$9.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Buddy

buddy2buddy1Boy, born 2009
Robinow syndrome, external-internal hydrocephalus, mental delay, secondary cardiomyopathy, minor heart anomaly, nanism, secondary enzyme defect, recurrent bronchitis

 

From a family who adopted in 2016:
I did not personally meet him, but he was in my son’s institution when we were there just two months ago. The village where this institution is located is small and very safe. The hotel has modern amenities and is owned by an English speaking local who will take very good care of you and feed you very well! The locals are friendly and helpful to Americans. The institution is a quick and easy walk from the hotel. We were the second family to ever adopt from this institution and the judge in this region waived the ten day wait for both of us.    I would be more than happy to talk to those interested in adopting from this institution. We had an excellent experience here!

 

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

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Jubilee

I have a miracle makerjubileeJubileeGirl, 3 years old
H-C
Cerebral palsy and temporal lobe epilepsy

Listed April 2015

Sweet Jubilee is doing well. She has cerebral palsy and is on medication to control her seizures. Jubilee was a severely malnourished baby when we first met her, but she has gained weight well and is now a chubby little lady. Jubilee cannot sit up or roll over on her own, but she is receiving therapy to help increase her strength. She loves to stare at faces and responds really well to touch; if she is crying, she is easily soothed by being held. Only recently has Jubilee started to smile and laugh, and it is adorable. Sometimes, she will do this in response to being tickled, but over the past couple of weeks, we have seen her smile come out even more easily. Often a simple greeting or quick cuddle are enough to bring out Jubilee’s smile and it is sure to brighten your day.

$310.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $256.10 from MACC donations!

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Betsy

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

Listed: March 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Willy

WillyWill 2016Boy, born March 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (PDA and PFO)

Listed: Jan 29, 2015

Willy has decided…he will stop sucking his thumb long enough to say he is tired of orphanage life. He wants a family! Willy is 2 years old, and has been at the orphanage since he was a baby. He was found to have Down syndrome, as well as a CHD (PFO/PDA) which has not required treatment. We are waiting for verification of that. Willy has the expected delays associated with Down syndrome, and will certainly benefit from early intervention with therapies.

There is an agency grant of $2,000 toward his adoption fees. Willy is serious about this…he wants to come home!

$407.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Maddie

I have a miracle makermaddiechristmas16Maddie update 2015Girl, born March 2014
H-C

Listed: Jan 13, 2015

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.

$226.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $127.80 from MACC donations!

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Griffin

griffin-2016Boy, born 2011Griffin (1)
CP, mental delay, probable FAS

Griffin can walk with help, understands simple instructions, can say separate words.

Updated pics 10/16, from a family that met him:   He walks, he talks, he answered questions appropriately, he is Great! He loved my husband. We told him we would try to find him a family and he was SO shocked!  We need him out before he gets transferred in a couple of months!!  Griffin is very high functioning and has a personality of gold!

Update 7/16 – He really needs out asap! He has very little time left before he is moved to the institution! He is making good progress! He can walk by himself and he talks pretty well too! Don’t let him face institution!

$18.00 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.

Listed: June 10, 2014

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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Clarence

40406184152 Clarence (2)clarence-2016Boy, born August 2013
Spastic tetraparesis, local symptomatic epilepsy with seizures, congenital heart defect: hypoplasia of aortic arch, open oval window; optic nerve atrophy, inquinal hernia and umbilical hernia, lower extremities contracture

 

New photo November 2016.  Oh sweet baby boy … he needs a family’s love and care.

 

$185.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Olin

OlinOlinBoy, born July 2009
PRC
Hydrocephalus and brain dysplasia

Listed: May 9, 2014

Olin has been diagnosed with brain dysplasia and hydrocephalus. Olin has been living in the orphanage since he was 9-months-old and is getting rehabilitation therapies since then. He is doing great with his physical development, and is getting stronger and stronger! Olin is able to respond to his name, can point to his body parts when asked, and is learning new things daily.

From someone who met him:
Olin is super smart and a nanny favorite. He loves candy, playing outside, and can repeat English words.  He is super handsome as well!  Someone bring this gem home! I’ve met him…Contact me with questions!

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

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Derek

Derek picderek-20162013Boy, born August 2007
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (ASD, VSD)

Would you look at these glowing almond eyes!?  Derek reminds me so much of Reece!  Derek is diagnosed with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Derek is described as outgoing, extroverted, and active. He enjoys school and enters the classroom every morning with a smile as he greets the teacher and other children. He loves to help his teacher as well as the children who are not mobile. Derek enjoys sports and does well in running and kicking and passing the ball. He enjoys drawing, dancing, singing, and playing games. An orphanage project team visited with Derek last summer.

 

Visit THIS LINK for more info and VIDEO of Derek!

$1,453.57 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Robert

I have a miracle makerRobert 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.

$522.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $472.50 from MACC donations!

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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Reese

I have a miracle makerreese-update-2016Reese July 2016Reese 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.

Listed: March 7, 2014

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 September 2016:  I have spent several hours with this precious boy. He is so smart, and kind. When we went to Mass on Sunday he was one of two children there. He sang out and was such a joy to be around. He is in a great country and a great orphanage, but he needs a home with parents who can spend the time to help him reach his full potential. His agency has lots of pictures and video and medical information. Please see him and share him. Maybe he could be YOUR son?

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.

July 2016:  New photo and video available.

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

$4,841.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $2124.00 from MACC donations!

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Quint

Jerry OCT formal-Quint-001Boy, born August 2011
H-C

Listed: Jan 22, 2014

Update Jan 2015:

Quint is an adorable little guy. He appears to have cerebral palsy and possible other delays. He can sit up on his own and scoots all over the place. Quint can stand unassisted and has recently started walking on his own. He is very proud of this new skill and practices it often, although scooting is still his primary choice. Quint tends to grab at anything he is close to, whether this is a toy, grass or someone else’s clothing. He will hold on tight, and sometimes put the object he finds in his mouth. Quint currently has trouble making eye contact, but he still loves to interact and play. He is non-verbal, but can often be heard making loud noises as he plays, by himself or with others. These noises are sometimes an expression of frustration and sometimes indicate joy. Quint loves to be tickled and get kisses!

 

$31.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Carlton

Monel OCT fomal-Carlton-

Boy, born May 2008
H-C
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: Jan 22, 2014

Update Jan 2014:
Carlton has cerebral palsy, but can sit up independently. He can also stand assisted and will walk with assistance if you hold his hands. He has vision impairment, but can still see what is happening in the world around him. Carlton has no history of seizures and is medically stable, although he does struggle with weight gain. He is nonverbal, but is often babbling and loves to have “conversations” with those around him, often making loud noises. Carlton can roll and scoot independently and has no trouble making it from one side of the room to the other. He loves pressure and a tight hug helps to calm him down when he gets overexcited. He loves to be tickled and receive special attention.

$54.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brenden

brendenBrendenBoy, born July 2012
H-C
Hydrocephalus, spina bifida

Brenden is an absolute sweetheart. He has hydrocephalus and spina bifida and has had surgery for both. Brenden has limited movement in his lower body, but has already made some progress and can move his legs a little bit on his own. He is working on sitting up and is almost there. A visiting therapist thinks that, with braces and a walker, Brenden will be able to walk in the future. Brenden loves to play and chat and is starting to say several words. He is definitely a precious little guy!

Update Jan 2015:

Brenden is an absolute sweetheart. He has hydrocephalus and spina bifida and has had surgery for both. He also has sickle cell anemia. Brenden has limited movement in his lower body, but has already made some progress and can move his legs a little bit on his own. Brenden can sit up independently. A visiting therapist thinks that with braces and a walker, Brenden may be able to walk in the future. Brenden loves to play and is talking more every day. He also loves to sing and will often choose his favorites to sing with his foster family. He is definitely a precious little guy! 

 

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Breckin

breckinchristmas16-breckin-Boy, born February 2011
H-C
Cerebral Palsy

Breckin has cerebral palsy, but he can sit up and stand with assistance. He can even take a few steps if you hold onto his hands! He cannot yet feed himself, but he has practiced holding his own spoon and sippy cup and has made great progress.

Update Jan 2015:
Breckin has cerebral palsy, but he can sit up and stand with assistance. He can even take a few steps if you hold onto his hands. He has been receiving regular therapy and loves this time. Breckin is making great improvements – he now has a modified crawl that he uses to get all around his house and can quickly move to wherever he wants to be. He can also pull himself up to stand and does this often. Breckin does not yet feed himself, but he has practiced holding his own spoon and sippy cup and has made great progress. Breckin is a happy little guy who loves to play.

$40.01 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lollie

Reyima OCT formal-Lollie-Guardian Angel

Girl, born May 2011
H-C
Siezures; other undiagnosed issues

Lollie is learning how to sit; when you put her in a sitting position, she can now sit for several seconds. She has an epileptic syndrome and is on medication for seizures, but has not had any seizures since being admitted to our care. She has a vision impairment, but with glasses is able to see much more of her world. Lollie is nonverbal, but she will make contented noises to express herself.

Update Jan 2015:
Lollie is an absolute princess who loves getting special attention from her caregivers and friends. She responds to voices and physical touch, often with a smile or contented noise. She is learning how to sit up on her own and is often put into a tripod position to practice. Even though she often keeps her head down while doing this, she can stay in this position for several seconds. She usually gets to practice sitting while her nannies do her hair – they will help her sit against their legs while they put the intricate braids in place. Lollie has an epileptic syndrome and is on medication for seizures, but rarely has any episodes that last more than a few seconds. She has a vision impairment, but with glasses is able to see much more of her world. Lollie seems to respond better to people that she knows; when she first meets someone, it often takes her a few days to warm up to them and begin to smile in response to their attention.

$61.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Trudy

Trudytrudy-updateGirl, born April 2004
PRC
Down syndrome, Hep B

Listed December 9, 2013

Trudy has normal limb development and delayed mental development compared to other children. Upon admission, she was 1 year old and she was careful in her new surroundings. At the age of 2 years, she could walk alone, was curious about new things, her hand-eye coordination was improved, and she could express her emotion. At the age of 4 years, she could have eat and drink independently and could recognize people, places and objects, but her expression was poor. At the age of 6 years, she was receiving the special education in the institute. Her self-management was improved under the guidance of the teacher, but her accepting ability was not good compared to other kids of her age. At the age of 8 years, she could speak simple numbers and words, could draw, could finish some simple jigsaw puzzles, and could play with the toy blocks. Now she can wave her body along with the rhythm of the music, can read simple children’s songs and words, and can count 1-10, but her expression is still poor. Trudy is open, likes music, can get along well with other kids, likes helping people, and wants to be praised. She is happy when watching cartoons and walking outside.

Update November 2016:   Trudy can understand directions and do many things on my own! She can go to the bathroom and put her clothes on, on her own. Trudy likes to do puzzles. She can speak clearly and likes to interact with classmates. Agency staff met and interacted with Trudy in September 2016.

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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.

$5,026.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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)

Listed: July 8, 2013

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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Aislinn

pollypolly1Girl, born Jan. 2004
Down syndrome, Severe mental delays, Congenital malformation of heart, unspecified; Kyphosis and lordosis (curved spine); malnutrition

Listed: July 7, 2013

NEW PHOTO JULY 2016!!!  

Aislinn is in urgent need of an adoptive family.  She is already in an institution.  Please share her need!

Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.

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Zeke

zekechristmas16-Zeke-Boy, born January 2010
H-C
Cerebral palsy

Zeke cannot sit and generally has very little control of his head, although he will lift it up occasionally. His overall muscle tone is low, but this has improved with therapy. Zeke cannot yet roll over, but can often be seen wiggling around and trying to accomplish this – if he can figure out what to do with his arm, he will be fine! Ezechiel is non-verbal, but expresses himself through happy noises or crying. He will likely require ongoing care his whole life.

From someone who works with him:
Zeke is such a happy little guy. He loves to sit outside and watch the leaves blow in the wind. His eyes light up each time he is given attention. He loves to be held and even more loves to be tickled. Zeke has the cutest little dimples and a beautiful smile that can melt any ones heart! He is always in a good mood and very rarely cries. Even though his name was given to him recently, he already response to it!  Zeke is a picky little guy and often requires special meals made for him as he doesn’t like what the other kids are having. He has only been here with us a short time, but has already touched many people’s lives. He is such a joy to be around and is loved dearly by his nannies, volunteers, and the other children!

Zeke has very little control of his muscles. We are hopeful that with the right therapy he will improve in these areas.

Update Jan 2015:
Zeke is a sweetheart who has cerebral palsy. He does not have a lot of control of his muscles, but through regular therapy has increased his muscle tone a lot. Zeke cannot sit and generally has very little control of his head, although he will lift it up occasionally.  Zeke cannot yet roll over, but can often be seen wiggling around and trying to accomplish this – if he can figure out what to do with his arm, he will be fine! Ezechiel is non-verbal, but expresses himself through happy noises or crying. He is a happy little guy who loves to spend time outside playing. His eyes light up each time he is given attention. He loves to be held and even more loves to be tickled. Zeke has the cutest little dimples and a beautiful smile that can melt any ones heart! He is usually in a great mood! He is such a joy to be around and is loved dearly by his caregivers and the other children!

$307.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sarai

sarai-2016Girl, born 2003Sarai
FAS, HIV

Listed: January 16, 2013

Video

Sarai should be in a family with no children or much older children; her behaviors are that of a younger child.  She has FAS, HIV, and tests positive for TB on the skin test.

She is so cute!

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Posey

I have a miracle maker30417092736poseyGirl, born Nov 2008

Cerebral palsy, double hemiplegia with severe movement disorders, symptomatic epilepsy (frontal lobe, focal) with partial seizures with secondary generalization, significant mental delays, optic nerves atrophy.

Listed: April 17, 2013

This sweet girl needs a family to help her bloom!

It has been at least a year since Posey was transferred to the older child institution.

From a family who met her in late 2016:  Posey is a tiny, dainty little girl. She sometimes seems a bit cautious of her surroundings due to her vision impairment. Orphanages can be scary places. Posey is in the bedridden wing of her institution.  She was out in the open in a group of a few of the healthiest looking children. Sometimes when there are visitors to the orphanage this group is taken out of their beds and cribs. They are placed in wheelchairs in front of a TV in a main room. Since Posey was in this group I am REALLY hoping it will mean she is getting some extra food and attention.

My husband had a great time playing with her. She smiled and interacted with him. She seems to be completely blind, but she does turn her head to follow the sound of your voice. She held onto his fingers with her hands. I don’t know how much she can move in general because she is always laying down or rarely out in a chair like that. She would benefit SO much from therapy and medication to keep her muscles loose. He said she is absolutely beautiful, but we already knew that.

 

$1,029.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $913.50 from MACC donations!

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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.

$10,155.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Penn

penn2pennBoy, 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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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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Zoey (Becky)

zoey-2016
Girl, born November 2007

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection, Profound mental delays, Other paralytic syndromes (CP), epilepsy, Microcephaly, Coloboma of optic disc

Sweet love needs a family, or she’s destined to a life lying in a crib.  She has a host of needs; a family will need to be well prepared — but she deserves the chance to bloom!

She has been transferred and is not in the baby home anymore.

$422.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tyler #4-5

tyler-2016Boy, born 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: June 24, 2012

NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016

Tyler has waited 14 years for the opportunity to have a family and he is now FINALLY registered for adoption. He needs a family that will look past his age and see all that this little boy can be under the guidance of a loving family.

Tyler has experienced many transitions in his young life. He was placed in an orphanage after birth, sent to a horrific mental institution at age 4, removed from those conditions and placed in a different orphanage at age 6 and then finally moved into a group home family style orphanage at age 7, where he still lives today. In the group home, he is learning daily living skills, basic academics and self-help skills. He eats from a spoon and is learning to feed himself proficiently. He loves water and enjoys playing in the bath tub. He likes to watch TV and to sit on the back patio and watch the dogs walking down the street and the cars passing by. He will call out to the dogs when he sees them. He also enjoys going for walks in the community. He enjoys playing with musical books and toys. He follows verbal directions and says a few one and two syllable words. He knows the difference between familiar people and strangers and enjoys receiving individualized attention from adults. A teacher comes to the group home to work with him and other children on educational goals.

UPDATE 2014:
This  joyful 11-y.o. boy is still waiting for his adoptive parents. He is a radiant and sociable child who loves interacting with adults. He also has preferred adults which is a significant indicator that the child is capable of forming a relationship of attachment.

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Aven

aven-2016Boy, born June 2009

Dandy-Walker syndrome;  hydrocephalus; Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung; Atrial septal defect; Congenital subluxation of hip; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Bilateral inguinal hernia; Tetraplegia, unspecified

New photo November 2016!  This little boy has a laundry list of issues, but I’m confident there is a family out there who will be able to look at this picture and see a child, their son.

Large families welcome, travel required.

$58.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Andrue #16-4

andrue-2016Age: 12 years
Special needs: prematurity; Down syndrome; severe mental delay

Listed: October 9, 2011

NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016!

Andrue was raised by his birth family until he was 9 months old. At that time, he was hospitalized for genetic testing and when the diagnosis of Down syndrome was confirmed, he was left at the hospital. He was then transferred to an orphanage and later on, to an institution for children with mental disabilities, which is his current home.

Update 2016: Andrue makes and maintains eye contact. He laughs aloud and vocalizes. He knows and recognizes his name.  The child understands the meaning of words as part of his everyday life. He understands one-step instructions that are related with everyday activities. He participates in group activities in his class mostly as a spectator. He joins simple games of imitation with his teacher and classmates (such as clapping hands). He becomes very relaxed when he hears a favorite melody of his.

His expressive speech is underdeveloped. He doesn’t yet use language for communication. He expresses his needs and desires through vocalizations.

Andrue initiates interactions with familiar adults by laughing, vocalizations, handing them objects, etc.
He eats independently and uses utensils. If he hurts himself and is in pain, he would look for help. He is relatively independent when using the bathroom, washing, etc. He announces whenever he needs to use the bathroom.

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