Congratulations to all of these beautiful and deserving children who have now found committed adoptive families through Reece’s Rainbow!

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All of these children are in various stages of the adoption process.  Once they are home, they will be removed from this page. Your prayers for these children and their new families are greatly appreciated!

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Sensitive special need

Listed: June 2017

Luke has a sensitive special need – XY46. He’s in a very poor orphanage, where adoptive families have met him.   Luke is in a very under resourced orphanage in rural China where he is not able to attend school, lacks proper nutrition, and the opportunity to play with even basic toys.

Luke is a charming boy who has a close relationship with his caregivers and is known around the orphanage for his helpfulness. He is attentive when the little ones cry, and runs errands for his caregivers when they need an extra hand. Luke likes to play games with others, especially ball games. Luke is active and extroverted. His favorite meal is egg and pork!

Luke’s development is fully age-appropriate. He will need a family who understands the complexities of his medical need and can offer him the unconditional love and support he needs to flourish. We believe Luke will thrive in the loving care of a family like yours. We’ve met him and loved hanging out with this smart little guy! Is he the child you’ve been waiting for?

*** Luke has received an Older Child Grant of $5000!
 Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Boy, born 2014

HIV

 

DOMESTIC FOSTER CARE

Girl, born 2017

arthrogryposis
spina bifida
congenital hips dislocated

 

Listed: May 2018

 

$1,045.10 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!

Girl, born 2015

 

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Other specified congenital malformations of nervous system
Other congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Flaccid Paraplegia
Mixed specific developmental disorders
Expressive language disorder
Contracture of joint
Lactose intolerance
Hypoglycemia
Moderate protein-calorie malnutrition
Cardiomyopathy

Listed: Oct 2019

$391.50 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!

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect

Listed: June 2019

Update from July 2019: 
Jia is a beautiful and gentle little girl. Jia’s development is delayed compared to others her age, but not as much as other children with Down syndrome.  She dislikes cold, and is not yet potty trained.  She is quite active and outgoing with a gentle personality. She gets along well with her caretakers and friends.  She follows one step directions.  Jia walks; She needs assistance with eating.

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

$1,019.76 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!

Girl, born 2019

Down syndrome

 

 

$1,206.10 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!

Deakyn
Boy: 2017
Diagnosis: Mosaic Down syndrome; ASD  & PDA heart condition-no surgery required at this time

Listed: 05/2019

Deakyn was born at 31 weeks gestation and spent several weeks in the hospital after birth. He was diagnosed with both an ASD and PDA at birth and has been monitored by a cardiologist. He is currently living in a therapeutic group home. He can roll over and has minimal head control. He can not yet sit unassisted. He is making vocalizations and responds to interactions with staff by smiling and making sounds. He enjoys physical contact and willingly interacts with staff members. He makes good eye contact and will follow adults around the room with his eyes.

A full medical report and videos are available through the agency

*** Deakyn has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

$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!

Girl, born 2018
abnormal development of the larynx

Boy, born 2016
healthy

 

These darling siblings must be adopted together!

$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!

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (VSD), umbilical hernia

Maura is a beautiful little girl! She is described as quiet, obedient, and smiley. Maura likes cloth books, being held by adults, and walking around. She is a good sleeper. At the time her file was prepared, Maura was not speaking yet, but was making sounds and using facial expressions to express herself. Maura’s file is a bit outdated, but her file did have these new photos. We’re working hard to try to get some video of her! Maura is certainly an adorable little girl who is going to bring so much joy to her forever family!

August 2019 Written Update: Maura’s diagnosis is Down syndrome, CHD (VSD), hernia, and development delay. The institute takes her to do regular heart echos. The most recent time, was in May, 2019. Her report revealed that she had ASD (II) and moderate tricuspid regurgitation. The hernia was not healed yet. Maura rarely has a cold or cough. In terms of motor skills, she has made good progress. She can crawl, sit alone, walk by holding the rail, and sit for 4-5 seconds. She can drink a bottle by herself and can put snacks in her mouth by herself. When you give her a bag of toys, she will put the bag on the table to observe what is inside. When you give her toys, she will put them in her mouth. When you tell her not to eat, she will stare at you as if she can understand you. When you teach her to play with toys, you need to guide her more and teach her a few more times. She will imitate your gesture and fling the bell. She is very interested in balls. When you put it in her hands, she will be very excited and will imitate you to throw the ball into your hand. In terms of language and social skills, Maura cannot speak yet. She will make some sounds to express her emotions and needs. Occasionally, she can make the sound of “mama.” She knows her name. When the nurse reads her name, she will respond. For example, you tell her “Maura, do not step on other kids.” She will stop. When she is happy, she will wave goodbye. She is happy, outgoing, and easygoing. She hopes to have her own loving family. Updated Measurements: Height: 81 cm, Weight: 11.5 kg, Head circ: 44 cm, Chest circ: 46 cm.

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Maura’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$1,053.00 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!

Boy:  2016; Age: 2
Diagnosis: Cystic Fibrosis; Ileostomy

Listed: Oct 2018

Simon reacts to his name and to noises around him; he listens and tries to identify where the sound comes from. He smiles when he sees a familiar face. He feels nervous around strangers and looks for support from an adult he knows. He has recently learned to pull to a stand, can cruise by stepping laterally, and can take steps to walk while holding the hand of an adult. He moves around the room in a baby walker. He reaches for toys, holds and plays with them. He is very curious and seeks the attention of the caregivers. He laughs out loud and responds positively to affection. He likes to be cuddled. He has formed an attachment to specific caregivers. He is not verbal at this time, but does make sounds to express his emotions and to get attention. Simon is on a dairy free diet. He eats 6 times a day and is fed with a spoon.

The agency has detailed medical information regarding Simon diagnosis, along with additional photos and videos of Simon.

*** Simon has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

SusanGirl, born March 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 29, 2015

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

Additional photos available from the agency.

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

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

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

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

*** Susan has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Boy: 2017
Diagnosis: Spina Bifida

Yager loves the company of the adults. He likes to be engaged in play and laughs when interacted with. He has a special relationship with one of the staff members, who always accompanies him for operations and for check-ups. While lying on his back, he can turn on his abdomen, he pulls himself up with his arms. The muscles above the waist are very well-developed. He will reach for an adult and when you extend your hands, he immediately pulls himself to the sitting position. He eats from a bottle while holding it himself. When he sees toys, he reaches for them and tries to get them.  If he gets upset he easily calms down if cudded.

He repeats syllables and pronounces sounds. He holds toys in his hands and knocks them together. He can follow simple directions.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** Yager has received a $2,000 Grant! *** 

Girl, born 2012

Disorder of central nervous system
Other specified infections specific to the perinatal period
anxiety disorder
Severe intellectual disabilities
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Other chronic suppurative otitis media
Congenital malformation of optic disc
Conductive hearing loss, unilateral
Mild protein-calorie malnutrition
Cardiac arrhythmia

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: under developed receptive and expressive speech; hypothyroidism; surgical history of hernia repair and to correct an undescended testicle; delays in development

Listed: Oct 2019

Edward was recently moved into a group home where he’s receiving very good care. He’s attending a kindergarten in the local community with typically developing peers from the neighborhood. This allows him to be around children who are being raised in families and to participate in age appropriate learning and activities. He enjoys riding in the car and attending kindergarten each day and the staff reports that he is doing very well in this environment.

 

Edward is very social and enjoys interacting with both adults and other children. While his speech is delayed, he can say a few words, and will answer questions or indicate his wants/needs using gestures, sounds, pointing or showing you an object. Since being placed in the group home, he’s learned to feed and dress himself. He loves listening to music and will make sounds to match the tone of the music. He is familiar with his environment and can navigate his living area independently. He walks, runs, and plays with toys.

Videos taken in September 2019 show him engaged with the adults in the video, answering questions, and playing with a Spiderman toy.

Photos and videos from Sept 2019 are available through the agency.

*** Edward has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

$1,025.00 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!

Girl, born 2017

down syndrome

 

 

$1,031.50 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!

Boy, born 2018

Down Syndrome
Atrial septal defect- condition after surgery 12/18
Disorder of brain, unspecified

 

GIOVANNI PASSED AWAY 🙁

 

 

Girl, born 2015

congenial internal hydrocephalus
spastic tetraparesis
symptomatic epilepsy

 

 

$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!

ADOPTED!

 

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

 

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

The also have a brother born 2010

Listed: January 2018

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

Girl: 2016

Listed: 05/2019

Special Needs: Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus- shunt has been placed

Chrissie has Spina Bifida, which impacts her lower limbs. She received a shunt for hydrocephalus. She has experienced recurrent UTIs. This is monitored and treated, as needed.  Chrissie recognizes familiar people and enjoys interactions with staff. She can hold her head up and roll from back to stomach and stomach to back. When asked about her, a caregiver said that she is very tender, likes to cuddle, laughs, and enjoys attention from adults. She makes sounds in an attempt to communicate and responds to singing by making humming sounds to “sing along”.

More photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** Chrissie has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

Boy, born 2015

updated pics 4/19!

 

Disturbance of cerebral status of newborn, unspecified
Congenital cataract

11/19 update: Oakley will be transferred from his baby home by end of year 2019!  He needs a family for ASAP!  He will be transferred before this New Year.  He has less chance to survive in the new place (institution).

He is such a happy and friendly kid!

$1,263.00 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!

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Bladder exstrophy and anal atresia

Listed: April 2018

Oaklee is the cutest little boy, born in October of 2013, who is also reported to be very happy and smart. Oaklee has no intellectual or physical disabilities. He likes cartoons, musical toys, singing, dancing, and being cuddled. He likes eating chicken and noodles, but doesn’t like sweets. Oaklee’s medical needs don’t slow him down. He runs, jumps, skips, and climbs stairs. He speaks in full sentences, can converse with adults, and likes to ask questions. Oaklee was born with exstrophy of his bladder and anal atresia. Oaklee had an operation in August of 2016 and because of complications, he had another procedure in September of 2016. The surgeries he had done were not done well and part or all of his colon was removed, which has caused him to have bowel incontinence. He has a ureterostomy on the right side. Oaklee suffers frequent and severe UTI’s and is still in need of additional surgeries ASAP.

Oaklee is very smart, a charmer, talkative, and very capable. He can dress himself, feed himself, and is also able to empty his urostomy bag and seal it up again all by himself. He can be shy with strangers, but once he warms up he loves to be the center of attention and can be quite the performer. Little Flower considers his medical needs urgent and hopes a family will come forward quickly and that his adoption can be expedited. We hope to find a family for Oaklee as soon as possible so he can get home and get the procedures he so desperately needs!

The agency has video available. There is a $1,500 agency grant for Oaklee’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$1,001.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boy, born 2008

mixed developmental disorders
cardiopathy
phymosis
right cryptochidism

Listed: March 2018

 

ADOPTED!

Boy, born 2015

Apert-Crouzon syndrome
Heart defect – Atrial septal defect

Sweet pea!!

Listed: Feb 2018

$1,089.10 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!

Boy, born 2018

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
Other specified disorders of brain

Listed: Dec 2018

$2,505.20 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!

guardianangelGirl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (ASD, VSD); Ametropia

Listed: May 2017

Sheena is the sweetest girl around! Agency staff have met her and said that she is very smart and pleasant. Sheena is also a favorite of her caretakers, giving her a lot of extra attention and love.

She was sitting independently between 9-11 months of age and was crawling by one. She started walking and speaking, though unclear, at age two. By three, she was a confident walker and could use a cup to drink. She’s a good eater and is not picky about food. Congee and meat are her favorites. She can go to toilet on her own and has few accidents. She does need a diaper at night. Sheena can also dress herself and put on her own shoes. When she was little, she got burned by hot water so she is still afraid of taking a bath.

In January of 2016, Sheena started receiving schooling inside the orphanage. The teachers quickly learned that she liked the toy numbers. They taught her how to string the toy numbers. After three months, Sheena made big progress in her language, gross motor, and social skills. She has learned words like teacher, ayi, chair, mine, etc. When talking with her, she responds with sounds like “en, oh, hao”. She likes to listen to music and will follow the beat by clapping her hands. She also tries to sing to the music. Sheena can walk upstairs and downstairs by herself and can now run faster. When she sees other kids fall down, she will walk over to help the child get up. If other kids get hurt, she will go over and blow on it to soothe the pain. In September of 2016, Sheena showed good progress with her cognition. She focuses in class to learn with other kids. Sheena likes being active and being held. She enjoys imitating, playing with toy cars, and playing hide and seek.

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The agency which currently has Sheena’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

Girl, born 2017

Down Syndrome
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Listed: March 16, 2018

 

Boy: 2017

SN: down syndrome

Listed: Sep 2019

Meet sweet little Ian! He is lagging behind developmentally within the norms of the syndrome. He has 6 fingers on his right hand and may be having surgery to remove the extra finger in the future. He holds his head up and turns from his back to his belly. When in a walker, he can stand up and take small steps. Ian squeezes toys and moves them between his hands. He loves clapping when someone praises him. Ian expresses emotions and attaches to certain people. He can already say a few words including “grandpa”, “dad” and “eat”

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

$121.50 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!

Girl, born Sept 2013

oculo-auriculo-vertebral (OAV) syndrome (known as Goldenhar syndrome)

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: May 2018

Joely is full of energy and vibrancy. Joely was born with a cleft palate, a deformed/missing right ear, a small meningocele (soft fluid filled mass) at the back of her head, and Congenital Heart Disease – Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). In February of 2014, Joely was diagnosed by the genetics doctor with Oculo Auriculo Vertebral Spectrum. In 2017, she had an operation to repair her cleft palate; however, there are still two small holes in her palate which will need to be repaired again. Her surgeons have stated that her meningocele would need an operation in the future, but that it is not urgent. Her doctor recommends continual regular monitoring and checkups with a pediatric cardiologist, but does not see the need for surgery at this point. She shows no signs of heart problems at this time. Joely is fit and active and does not tire easily.

Because of Joely’s delays, she currently has weekly occupational and speech therapy as per recommendations. She really enjoys her sessions. Despite her wide range of medical concerns, Joely is really thriving. She started attending the local nursery school this year and is adapting well. Her teachers are very fond of her and she holds her own in a class of her peers. Although she is talking, her speech is delayed and she is often difficult to understand, especially for strangers. Her house parents understand her well. Joely is more than capable of making her needs and wants known using a combination of words with facial and hand gestures. She is independent and likes to do things by herself if she can, but will willingly accept help when needed. She follows her daily routine well. She has become more affectionate over the last 6 months and enjoys all the activities at the child caring agency, especially singing in the nightly devotions. Despite the holes in her palate, Joely is a good eater and enjoys all kinds of foods. She has friends within the center but can be a little rough with younger children. She does well with older children, as she models their behavior. She can be boisterous at times, but she has shown a much higher level of self-control since she started nursery school. Joely will continue to develop and catch up with the consistency and love of a forever family who have good medical resources and therapists at hand.

*Photos and video are available for seriously interested families. Joely is from a small Asian country. Per her country’s regulations, pictures and videos can only be shared with seriously interested families directly and are not allowed to be shared publicly. Joely’s file is listed with multiple agencies with a sending program from this country and approval is dependent on the head of adoption in this particular country.

There is a $500 agency grant for Joely’s adoption with a specific agency.

$1,000.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boy, born 2004

updated medical Dec 18: spina bifida with tethered cord

Kipp is a sweet, caring, helpful, and active 14-year-old boy. He has a willingness to help others and enjoys having attention from anyone. When one of our volunteers met him, he grabbed her hand and led her to see his artwork.

Listed: Dec 2018

He has many interests and loves being outdoors. He has a strong interest in soccer, sports cars, and dogs. Kipp does well as part of a family and enjoys helping with cooking and cleaning. He loves to watch tv and play games of all sorts.
Kipp hasn’t been diagnosed but has some physical limitations, but does a great job keeping up with the other kids. His feet turn in and have somewhat of a limp. He wears pull-ups and needs reminders to take care of his personal hygiene but does a great job when he has a caring and consistent adult around.

We are desperate to find him a family. He’s been hosted many seasons through Host Ukraine and will be available again this winter. Every time he says goodbye to his host family at the airport it breaks our hearts.

Kipp deserves a forever family and needs one to step up soon. He will be the greatest addition to any family. Please don’t miss out on this precious boy!

$171.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital hypothyroidism

Listed: Feb 2019

One-and-half-year-old Xenah is extroverted, active, and has a ready smile. Xenah’s report in 2018 says she can hold her head well, can turn her head to follow moving objects, and will look at her caretaker when they talk to her. Her report also indicates her favorite activities are to be cuddled and teased. Xenah’s pictures show how giggly and happy her demeanor is. Her file says she can pick up blocks and she loves holding two together as she stares at them. The agency has requested updated information on Xenah and would love to have a family waiting for her when it arrives!

Family hoping to travel in December

Boy, born 2015

Blind

 

Listed: Sept 2018

$1,019.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Girl, born 2013

Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Congenital vertical talus deformity
Chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis
mixed developmental disorder

Listed: June 2017

$112.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

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

Video.   The agency who currently holds Austin’s file is offering a $1500 grant.

$71.00 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!

Girl:  2016

Diagnosis: external hydrocephalus; mild intellectual delays

Valerie is walking and making progress in all areas of development. She picks up toys and manipulates them independently. She is interested in her surroundings and attends to group activities. She responds to her name and focuses on objects that interest her. She is aware of her routine and is reacts positively to familiar adults. Her hydrocephalus is being monitored by a neurologist.

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. 

For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

Girl, born 2015

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

Listed: Feb 2018

$1,012.50 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!

Girl, born 2018

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Girls, born 2008 & 2011
CO-8

Lizzie and Luna are sisters who have been in and out of care since they were little. Lizzie is the older sister and is described as shy and reserved. Lizzie enjoys dancing and watching cartoons. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up she says “to be a veterinarian and take care of animals”. Her little sister Luna is described to a bit more extroverted and social. Luna enjoys dancing, playing pretend kitchen, and playing with her dolls. The sisters love to go on outings with their foster family, watch movies and play games.

The girls have a history of abuse/trauma.  More information available from the agency for serious inquiries.  Both sisters are reportedly in overall good physical health. Due to their previous unstable life environment, Lizzie and Luna are behind in school. However, it is reported that since being enrolled in school, they are showing progress! Both girls struggle with behavior issues. Their foster mother is working with them to address these problems. An ideal family for Lizzie and Luna should be understanding of older child adoption and accepting of the unknowns in their life. An adoptive family for these girls should have ready access to the education, medical, and behavioral resources they potentially will require in order to reach their full life potential.

$27.00 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!

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

Listed: April 2017

Nora is an amazing little girl. She was hosted in the US in the summer of 2016 by a family who hoped to adopt her but were denied — They are willing to talk with anyone interested in knowing more about this precious child.

Nora is very independent and cognitively very able. She was able to confidently take care of all her needs. She has extremely long hair that she did not like to have to brush, but was willing to have it braided to have it out of her way. She spoke very clearly in her native languate and was able to communicate her needs to her host family. She ate well and was very healthy. She adored the younger children in the family and wanted to help in caring for them. She enjoyed having jobs to do with the other children in the home. She liked to play outside and go on trips but she also loved to look at picture books and draw in notebooks. She loves animals. Nora did tend to get fairly grumpy when given sugar – so it is best to limit her intake. At times she would shake her head no and cry if she did not want to do something (like go to bed) but always chose to comply when her host parents repeated their direction.

She was examined by a pediatrician, dentist, and ophthalmologist while in the US. The pediatrician said she was very healthy and well taken care of. She also said Nora’s heart sounded very healthy. Nora does not need glasses but does have a few cavities that will need some treatment once she is adopted.

Nora would do very well in a family – she loves being with people, especially children. She adored her host dad in particular but also loved to snuggle with her host mom and their children. She is very bright and curious. She wants to learn and explore. She is a treasure just waiting to be claimed.

*** Nora has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Girl 2016
EE-6

Special Need: spina bifida (surgically corrected), anemia, minor delays, potential autism.

Meet sweet little Annie! Annie loves to laugh, give hugs and kisses, and play with her toys. She is living with a foster family who she is very affectionate towards. Annie talks and walks well. She can hold a cup and drink from it. She recently was tested for childhood autism and the results pointed toward this diagnosis. Behavioral therapy was recommended. The agency has videos of Annie to show potential families.

 

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

This darling little guy loves robots and is high functioning. He has mosaic DS and was abandoned at 1 year old.

February 2019 Update: Louis’ caretakers report that Louis is introverted and obedient. He understands what adults say and has normal communication with other kids. Louis can say things like “put away the toys,” “love mama,” “go shopping,” “grandma is here,” and so on. He can follow instructions and is potty- trained. Louis’ gross and fine motor skills are good. He can pick up tiny things, scribble, and draw. He is not in kindergarten yet. Louis has been living with a foster family for two years and he is attached to his foster mother, foster grandma, and foster brother. Louis gets up at 7:30 am, has breakfast at 8:10 am, spends time drawing and playing, drinks milk at 10 am, eats lunch at 11:30 am, takes a nap around 1:00-3:00 pm, has a snack, free activities, dinner at 6:00 pm, watch TV, and goes to bed at 9:30 pm. Louis eats most foods, drinks with a sippy cup, and can feed himself with a spoon. He has not learned English. Louis likes bright colors and he likes going on the slide, playing with balls, and playing with all types of cars.

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

The agency that currently has his file is offering a $1500 grant.

$15,100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Danny is a tenderhearted and genuine boy. He charms everyone he meets with that squinty-eyed smile! Danny is content in any situation and obeys well – he also is a fantastic school student in his foster home.

Danny’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

*** Danny has received a $5,000 Grant! ***

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

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Misty has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, postoperative CHD, and mild anemia. She is described as quiet, friendly, and with a ready smile. According to her file, she can walk while holding onto something or if she is standing against a wall. Misty’s file states that she understands her name and can understand simple instructions. Her file says she smiles at caretakers she recognizes, opens her arms for a hug, and likes being held. Misty’s file shows she laughs loudly when playing, she enjoys toy blocks, and likes watching cartoons.

$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!

Girl, born 2017

Down syndrome

 

Listed: April 2019

 

$109.00 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!

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: June 2017

UPDATE available from Feb 2019!

Stephanie is a beautiful little girl who has a close relationship with her foster mom and her early education teacher. She gets along well with her former nanny and children in the orphanage. She is willing to share food and toys with others and she always helps when another child is being bullied, as any big sister would. Stephanie is a good eater and sleeper.

Stephanie was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- PDA, which seems to have resolved itself. At 5 months of age, she was holding up her head, at 9 months she was crawling, at 11 months she was sitting, at 13 months she was standing with help, at 14 months she was walking with support, and at 19 months she was walking independently. Stephanie can sometimes say mom, but doesn’t really say words beyond that. She definitely knows her name and responds when called. She can also understand basic directions.

New video; Older Video.

Her current agency has a $1500 grant available.

$247.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl: 2016

Listed: July 2019

Special needs: Down syndrome (trisomy 21); atresia of the anus – condition after successful surgical treatment; pes equinovarus dextra – condition after successful surgical treatment; severe mental delay, minimal disturbance of behavior; decreased muscle tone and increased muscle reflexes of the limbs.

Beatrice reaches for and purposefully grabs toys/objects. She examines them and is able to transfer them from one hand to the other. She smiles when receiving adult’s individual attention. When an adult pays her individual attention Beatrice coos and produces various sounds.

Beatrice is fed with a spoon by an adult. She needs more time to fall asleep, but after that her sleep is long and calm. Beatrice is on diapers.

*** Beatrice has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

She also has a $1500 agency specific grant with one of her listing agencies.

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

Boy: 2017

Special Needs: Down Syndrome

Listed: July 2019

Davi is all smiles! He is an adorable little boy born in June of 2017 with Down syndrome. He is mobile and his fine motor skills are developed. He tracks well with his eyes and he knows and reacts to his name. He can reach out for someone’s hand to put his in their, and say ”bye.”  Davi has a good daily routine. He will sit on the potty and sometimes use it. He is also said to be a good eater and calm sleeper.  Davi pronounces syllables and interacts well with adults. He follows patterns that are shown to him and he imitates movements. For instance, he sits on the swing and he walks with a stroller. Davi is a calm, active, and positive child. He adapts easily and is not aggressive.  We hope Davi’s family sees him and brings him home while he is still so young!

His current agency has a $1500 agency grant available for Davi’s adoption, and also requires that families interested in adopting him need an approved home study to apply.

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

*** Davi has received a $2,000 Grant! *** 

Girl, born 2014

Down syndrome

 

$202.50 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!

 

Girl, born 2008

Down syndrome

 

 

 

*** Adele has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

 

 

ADOPTED!

Boy, born 2014
healthy

boy, born 2012
congenital stenosis of larynx
hearing loss (uses hearing device)
hypospadias

These siblings must be adopted together!

From a family who met them Feb 2019: They are very sweet and seemed happy. They were kind to each other, happily posed for photos, and answered questions. They seem very healthy and I did not notice any obvious developmental delays.

$225.00 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!

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: August 2017

Zack, 3.5, is described as handsome, active, and adorable. Zack loves music and enjoys singing and dancing. He can be shy, but he gets along very well with his peers and teachers and warmly greets those familiar to him. Zack adapts well to new situations. He is able to feed himself, get dressed and undressed without assistance, use the bathroom alone, and wash his hands without help.

Zack goes to school in the orphanage. He is in class with other children with Down Syndrome, in which he is considered above average. He has some language skills, good fine and gross motor skills, and he knows his numbers, colors, and sizes. Zack can speak common characters, words, and short sentences, though he has poor pronunciation. He can walk, use the stairs, and jump by himself. He enjoys playing catch and playing with balls.

Zack was abandoned at 6 months old. He was born with Down Syndrome and patent ductus arteriosus, a congenital heart defect. We do not have any information at this time on treatment Zack has received for his heart condition, but we have asked for more information about this.

In order to help Zack find a family, we are waiving our entire agency fee. Zack’s family will be responsible for the costs of their homestudy, post-placement reports, dossier authentication, China’s dossier log-in and translation fees, USCIS fees, orphanage donation and travel expenses. Our staff will assist Zack’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The $13,000 federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Zack’s family.

Zack’s bright, goofy personality shines through in his photos. Could he brighten up your family?

$15,247.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2015

Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures
Other specified congenital malformations of brain
Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly associated with short stature
mixed specific developmental disorder
spastic tetraplegia
Congenital malformation of optic disc

$967.90 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!

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Knox is an adorable little boy! He was placed in a foster family in June of 2016 and he seems to get along well with all members of the family, but is very attached to his foster mom. Knox feeds himself and sits independently. At the time Knox’s file was prepared, he could follow simple instructions and could sit, crawl, and stand independently. He claps his hands when he sees his friends coming and likes to wave goodbye too. He vocalizes and says a few simple words, such as mom and dad. Knox is described by his caretakers as active, chubby, and adaptable. He smiles when praised, likes to be held, enjoys listening to stories, and likes to ask for hugs from people who are familiar to him. We can’t wait to see this little guy continue to grow in a forever family of his own!

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

$2,404.50 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!

Boy, born 2015
Down syndrome

South Asia – Pacific

Listed:  June 2018

I wish we could share his picture — Lincoln has big brown eyes and the most adorable little ears!

Adorable Lincoln was born with Down Syndrome and was also diagnosed as having global developmental delay and bilateral undescended testes. He started physical and occupational therapy in July of 2016 and is still receiving therapy at this time. Lincoln is capable of following simple instructions and can use his fingers when sorting small objects, such as beads and marbles. He likes music and dancing and can imitate action songs. He will, at times, try to speak by babbling and he communicates by pointing out to things or people. He says “ma” whenever he sees a caregiver.

*Photos are available for seriously interested families. Lincoln is from a small Asian country. Per his country’s regulations, pictures and videos can only be shared with seriously interested families directly and are not allowed to be shared publicly. Lincoln’s file is listed with multiple agencies with a sending program from this country and approval is dependent on the head of adoption in this particular country.

HOME!

Siblings
Girl, born 2010
Cerebral Palsy
mental delays

Girl, born 2012
HIV

They must be adopted together!

 

Girl, born 2010

Listed: 2015

 

 

ADOPTED!

Girl, born early 2013
Down syndrome, heart defect

Listed: May 11, 2017

Kate is sweet 4 year old girl in need of your prayers for a loving family. Kate has Down Syndrome and heart disease. She has big brown eyes and a round face. Kate is described as a friendly, smiley and loving child. She has already had PDA coil closure surgery.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

*** Kate has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant! ***

$1,027.80 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!

Boy:  2013

Diagnosis: Untreated Recto-vesical fistula and anal atresia that has resulted in a colostomy bag for stool output and chronic kidney conditions including untreated kidney reflux. A vesicostomy was placed for urine output. These conditions are possibly repairable with appropriate medical care.

Listed: Jan 2019

Tobias is developing well. He talks in sentences and answers questions appropriately. He has difficulty pronouncing some words, but is able to get his point across.  His gross motor skills are well developed. He walks, runs, goes up/down stairs, kicks a ball, throws a ball, and “drives” around in a kid car outside. His fine motor skills are also well developed. He can hold a pen correctly and draw tiny circles on paper. He can thread beads, make things with with putty/play dough, and put his hair up with a hair tie. He has an imagination and demonstrates pretend play skills in his videos. He loves sunglasses and will even attempt to make sunglasses out of twigs when playing outside.He also takes twigs and makes bracelets and rings to wear. He is learning his colors and shapes and can already properly identify some of them. He knows body parts and can count. He can also identify some animals. He interacts well with other children and adults.

The team member who visited him described him as, “Cheerful, sweet, very funny and always smiling”.    Photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** Tobias has received a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. 

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2019

Holleigh is a precious baby girl! Her orphanage reports that her mental and physical development is better than other peers with Down syndrome. As of 14 months of age, Holleigh was rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and playing with toys with both hands. Holleigh is reported to have a slower reaction and wasn’t yet able to follow directions. She is a sound sleeper and loves her milk. Holleigh is said to be very strong and healthy! She loves playing with toys and small bells on the activity mats. We hope Holleigh’s forever family will see her and get her home while she is still so young!

Update from June 2019 with pics & video!  Holleigh is doing well & is generally healthy.  She’s active and likes to play; she doesn’t like to be held. She sits well, can crawl, and can pick up small objects. She doesn’t speak yet, but she does respond to her name.

Video 1, Video 2

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

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post op)

Listed: Nov 2018

Meet Jamie! This bundle of adorableness recently turned 1 year old! He has been in care since he was a few months old. Found to have Down syndrome, they also discovered a heart condition (ASD/VSD) which has been corrected. Jamie now spends his days gaining weight. winning the hearts of all the nannies, and catching up on his motor skills.

There is a $2,000 agency grant to be used toward his agency adoption fees for a qualified family! Jamie is waiting for you!

$723.15 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!

Boy: 2017

Listed: Jan 2019

Diagnosis: Down syndrome; heart condition-surgically repaired; pancreas annulare

Dominik was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome, pancreas annulare with malrotated intestines. He underwent further testing, which found multiple heart defects. His heart was surgically repaired when he was 5 months old. The pancreas annulare is not causing any health issues at this time.

Dominik can roll over from back to belly and is beginning to attempt to crawl. He can sit unassisted and has recently started bearing weight on his feet. He reacts to sound and follows toys with his eyes and by turning his head. He’s beginning to babble and make sounds. He laughs and cries to show emotion. He likes rattles, toys that play music/make noise, and fabric that makes a crinkle sound. He will reach for toys, pick them up or take them from someone offering them to him and explore them by shaking them, bringing them to his mouth, etc.

Medical report and videos available through the agency.

*** Dominik has received a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

$150.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2017

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

Listed: January 2018

$1,892.39 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!

Girl, born 2004

Arnold-Chiari syndrome
spina bifida with hydrocephalus
chronic kidney insufficiency- 3rd stage
spinal bladder
flail legs
congenital hip dislocation
chronic interstitial cystitis

 

Everybody who ever met this girl fell in love with her immediately. She is pure love and kindness!

She needs a family who will be able not only love her (which she deserves!) but to provide her with qualified and probably expensive medical care.

$100.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome
heart murmur, due to have surgery soon

Listed: March 2019

 

 

$96.93 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!

Girl, born 2007
PRC
beta thalassemia major

MaryKate is a sweet, spunky, sensible, talkative, and optimistic girl, born in December of 2007. She gets along well with the other children and she enjoys playing aeroplane chess, singling, dancing, and building things with Legos. She does not enjoy running. MaryKate is very responsible and mature for her age. She likes to help her caretakers and teachers. She is independent when it comes to her self care. She can be a little shy at first, but quickly warms up. Many adoptive parents and advocates who have met MaryKate adore her and recall her to be sweet and smart. MaryKate communicates and answers questions well. She attends school at the orphanage and can recite poetry, do addition and subtraction problems, and sing the 26-letter alphabet song in English. MaryKate is obedient and does well in math, reading, Chinese, and English. Her favorite foods are chips, chocolate, and cake, but she also likes grapes, apples, and bananas. She has been to Disney in 2015 and absolutely loved it! She loves Mickey Mouse and hopes to one day be able to go to Disney again!

MaryKate was born with beta thalassemia major. She has been getting transfusions, but not nearly as often as she should be. She is also in great need of iron chelation medication. Her file mentioned a heart defect- VSD as a baby, but it likely resolved on its own as it has not been brought up since. MaryKate would love a family of her own and she desperately needs access to regular transfusions and chelation medication. A family for MaryKate will change her life, but truly save her life too!

Videos available!  A specific agency has a $1000 grant available for MaryKate. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is also giving a $1,000 grant for any child with transfusion dependent thalassemia.

 

Girl, born 2014
Down syndrome
CO-7

Listed: June 2019

Sarah is a darling girl, born in October of 2014 with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect (CHD). She loves to play with balls and balloons. She also likes to listen to children’s songs and play with animals, especially dogs. She lives with a foster family where she recognizes the family dynamics of which she is part of. She participates in kindergarten where she shows an adequate adaptation and social interactions with both her teachers and peers. These adjustment processes have been successful and consistent with what is expected. Sarah presents flexibility with her feet and has the ability to take things, like her hair and other objects. She receives physical, language, and occupational therapy. Sarah had heart surgery for her CHD in 2015. Her hearing is currently being studied. It is suspected that she might have some hearing loss. We do hope her forever family sees her soon so she can continue growing and learning!

Sarah has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with the agency who listed her.

$144.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

guardianangel Girl, born 2014
LA-E3
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2017

 

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

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

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

$15,448.94 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!

Boy, born 2017

Blind

 

$41.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

sloaneGirl, born 2014

spina bifida; hydrocephalus; congenital malformation of the central nervous system; congenital hip dislocation; convergent squint

Listed: July 26, 2016

$3,200.60 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!

Girl, born 2012

Cerebral palsy
Severe mental retardation
convergent comcomitant strabisus

from a family that met her 4/19:
She is gentle and sweet. She knows how to roll, and she rolled over to a toy phone and was pushing the buttons because she knew it would make noise. She loved when I rocked her and sang to her, and she liked playing with my hair. She has a beautiful smile and is ticklish. She loves snuggles and her eyes looked better, not as crossed as before. She is really smart and with therapies and medical for her eyes she will do amazing, even the doctor there told us that.

$162.00 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!

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

LuLu brings joy wherever she goes!

LuLu has a smile that just lights up the room. This sweet girl was born with Down syndrome and came into care when she was about 1 year old. At that time she was delayed in all areas and had a lot of catching up to do. With a lot of hard work, LuLu is now walking with the security of holding onto a walker. She’s just a little too scared to let go! She is social and outgoing and greets everyone as they enter the room. Her favorite game is pointing to parts of her body and when she is right everyone is rewarded with a classic LuLu smile!

LuLu is ready to spread some joy!

Families may qualify for a $5,000 grant with her current adoption agency.

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

Girl, born 2006
Craniofacial differences, skull defect with rib graft, has limited vision in right eye. Normal intellectual abilities and normal gross and fine motor abilities.

Listed: October 2017

Update January 2018:  Honor is proficient in reading and writing in English, learning simple algebra and is very self-driven in completing her school work. She is completely independent in self care. Speech is completely fluent/normal in her local language and very advanced in English. She often acts as a translator between the two languages. Her social skills are age appropriate and she has very positive relationships with the other children in her home. She has good attachments to those she is close with and is affectionate with hugs to people she loves. Her birth date was estimated when she was young, but she believes she is about 3 years older than the 2005 birth date given and she looks older than the age given. She is sensitive about her appearance and gets teased in school for the way she looks. Honor is very sociable and loves to bring her sense of humor into most of her conversations. She is positive, witty, energetic, fun-loving, a go-getter, and a hard worker. Honor is a natural born leader, gladly taking on new challenges and new opportunities whenever she is able. She likes to watch movies, jump on the trampoline, and make up games to play with the other children in her house.

*** Honor has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant ***

stella-2016Girl, born 2010

Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2016

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

From a family who met her in Feb 2019: I think she is developmentally delayed and seems to be somewhat lost in her own world. She does smile when tickled, held my hands to play a game rowing back and forth, and she giggled when I clapped her hands. She is sweet, doesn’t cry often. She doesn’t like change or new places, but is content to be in her own area and hang out. She likes other kids to be around. She does not seem to hear or see very well. She does hear somewhat because she makes noises when it is silent, but doesn’t respond much to silly noises or her name. She reached for her nanny when I was holding her. She sits, stands, and when walks while holding hands. She is fed via NG tube but they are working with her to eat by mouth and she is making progress. She is adorable and sweet and so deserving of a family. I do very much believe that she will progress with a family willing to give her the help she needs. She has some autistic tendencies like repetitive movements of her hands. Personally I do not believe it’s full autism but maybe more like sensory issues because of her hearing and sight issues.

From a family who met her in February 2017:  ” She is what would be considered “low functioning”. I would describe her as autistic, although autism is not listed in her chart. She is currently fed via tube inserted into her mouth to her stomach. She was sick with a flu type virus and sent to the hospital. Prior to that visit she was eating regularly by mouth. After a week at hospital being fed by tube she has had difficulties swallowing. She is small. The size of a thin two year old. She does gently reach for your hand and make some eye contact and interaction. She has VERY low tone and does not sit up on her own. She is gentle. She does not yell or cry according to nannies, she is gentle with other children and mainly keeps to herself. Playing with her hands.”

From a missionary who met her in December 2016:  “Strabismus. 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 and 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.”

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$7,742.10 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!