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

To follow along with each family’s adoption journey click here.

To see all of our Homecomings celebrations click here.

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!

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Marley

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Marley is an active and lovely child; facial expressions are rich; she likes all kinds of toys. She laughs when amused and can make sound of ah-oh. She likes to look at interesting things and play in the children’s activity room.

 

$1,653.40 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!

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Olive

Girl, born 2016sweet baby!

Listed: Feb 2018

Updated pics & medical info, April 2019:  dyskinetic cerebral palsy
other specified retinal disorders
anemia

$1,161.40 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!

Jenna Leigh

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Jenna is described as smart and active. Her file states that she likes to help her caretakers, she will put chairs in order before dinner and put them back afterwards. Jenna’s file says she is a fast learner, is very attentive, and can focus in class. Her file says she can say simple words and call the names of her friends. According to her file her favorite foods include bananas and apples.

*** 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***

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

Colette

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Colette is an adorable little girl who is said to have an active and outgoing personality and a ready smile! Colette likes to play outdoor activities. She can sit alone and likes to make sounds. In July of 2018, Colette was placed in a foster family. The foster family loves Colette and give her a lot of extra attention. Colette has built a close relationship with her foster family. Colette is said to be a happy girl who understands some simple instructions. If her foster mother asks her to clap her hands, she will. She can now stand up with her back against the wall or with her hands holding onto something for support. She has also begun crawling. Colette loves when her foster uncle cuddles her, but she is afraid of strangers. If unfamiliar people cuddle her, she looks around first, feels that something is wrong, and begins to cry. Colette was born with Down syndrome and noted to have rib valgus and some eczema in some areas. Colette is only going to continue to thrive in a loving forever family of her own! Could that family be yours?

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

$20.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Delia

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Delia is a smiley girl who loves to give her caregivers hugs! They describe her as a quiet and obedient toddler. She especially enjoys music, and will shake her body when she hears a tune. She also enjoys playing with drums, the toy piano and shaking rattles. Delia has Down syndrome, but is not diagnosed with any other medical conditions. Her development is behind, but she has made progress at her own pace. At eight months old she could roll over, and a couple months later was sitting with support. When she turned one she was saying single syllables like “ma” and “ba.” By one and a half she could sit on her own and crawl. She likes playing hand clapping and finger pointing games, and is able to pick up small objects with her thumb and forefinger. If another child takes her toy, rather than cry she just goes and finds another toy, but next time she will hide from the child who took the toy from her! Delia is waiting for the lucky family who will enjoy all the hugs she hands out!

UPDATE: Delia is a precious little girl, who also goes by the advocacy name of “Leta”. Delia can sit, crawl, walk, play clapping hand games, and pick up small objects with her fingers. She likes to play with toy drums, rattles, and the toy piano. If Delia hears music, she will be happy and shake her body to the beat. If another child takes her toys, Delia will hide from them and find another toy to play with instead of crying. She is quiet, obedient, and has a beautiful smile. Delia makes one syllable sounds and responds to others asking for her toys or food. She likes snuggling and hugs from her caregivers. Delia is a good eater and is not picky. She does have a red birthmark on her left arm. Don’t miss Delia’s video from this past August!

Delia’s current agency has a $1500 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$909.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bryten

Girl, born 2017

Down syndrome

 

Listed April 2019

 

$109.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Viola

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2018

Viola is as cute as can be! Viola is a happy, sweet and expressive little girl, who was born with Down syndrome. You can see her contagious smile in her photos as well as her hilarious pouting face! We are told that she is incredibly happy and gets a huge smile on her face when she is praised by her caregivers. In contrast, when she gets scolded she usually feels very sorry for what she did wrong and will look down with a tear in her eye. Because of this, her caregivers cannot bear to criticize her! Viola gets along with everyone, peers and caretakers alike. She likes playing games with her friends and playing with toys, but two of her favorite activities are bath time and playing outside!

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

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Kenzie

Girl, born 2015

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

Look at that hair!  Adorable!  Precious baby girl!  What a gift to have her listed so young.

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

$3,000.79 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Annie #

Girl: 2005

Listed: Feb 2019

Diagnosis – Chronic viral Hepatitis B without Delta agent.

Annie was placed with the same foster family since age 4. She is presently in 7th grade. She is doing well in school. She goes regularly to school and likes it there. She is reading and writing very well. Her grades in school are average. Her favorite subjects in school are Arts, Music, Sport and Bulgarian language and literature. She is very polite, social and open girl.

She is a great child – very charming and beautiful and at the same time smart and very nice child without any signs of initialization  or emotional deficit.  She wants to be adopted very much and I hope that a family for her could be found no matter of her age.

*** 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

Wilder

Boy, born 2017

Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

 

 

$569.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Georgia #

Girl: 2016

Listed: 4/2019

Diagnosis: Congenital cardiac malformation – Hypertrophic obstructive myocardiopathy. Low birth weight (II degree), hemolytic disease of the new born. Malformation syndrome. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy III degree.

*** 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

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Kerri

Girl, born 2017

Updated pics & medical info, April 2019:
spina bifida,
arnold chiari syndrome
congenital malformation of optic disc
arthrogryposis
Multiple congenital malformations

Listed: May 2018

Video

$1,416.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kellen

Boy, born 2017

congenital malformation of the corpus callosum,
congenital hydrocephalus
ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect
congenital talipes calcaneovarus
bilateral inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia
polysyndactyly
preterm

Listed:  Dec 2017

Sweet baby boy!

$1,056.08 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Livia

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome

Yuliana

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome
heart murmur, due to have surgery soon

Listed: March 2019

Yuliana’s file is being prepared; she will be available this summer.

 

Adopted by a European family!

$96.93 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Chloe Joy

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 2019

Chloe is a beautiful little girl! Chloe’s caregivers describe her as a quiet and cooperative baby who enjoys being held and talked to. They state that she likes calm activities like listening to music and taking naps. According to her last report from November 2017, Chloe had good head control, was able to lift her head while laying on her stomach and could roll over. At that time, she knew her name and would turn her head when her caretakers called her. The agency has requested updated information on Chloe and would love to have a family waiting for her when it arrives.

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

Caliana

Girl, born 2014

Down syndrome

 

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

Filipa

Girl, born 2017

congenital scoliosis
congenital heart disease

 

going home with family!

Kylie

Girl, born 2018

heart disease
born premature

 

 

 

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

Caroline

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD

Listed: August 2017

Caroline is a beautiful little girl who turned four years old this summer. There is something missing though. There’s no gleam in her eyes and no smile on her face. Caroline needs a family to pour love into her and turn that sad little face into a happy one. Caroline has went through a lot without a family by her side- more than any child should have to. Caroline was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart defects – ASD, VSD, and PDA. In July of 2016, she had her ASD and VSD repaired and her PDA was closed.

Caroline is introverted, gentle, and will smile when she is feeling well. She likes listening to music. Caroline is afraid of strangers, but she does know the caretakers who take care of her and she is close with them. Caroline can sit alone and she likes sitting in the walker and moving around. She can call mom and dad and responds well to sounds around her. She is good at imitating adult’s actions and knows how to ask for objects. She can feed herself biscuits and can hold a bottle to drink milk. She is not a picky eater and her favorite foods are eggs, noodles, cakes, and steamed buns. Caroline likes when her caretakers hug and interact with her, but she doesn’t get as much attention and time to do things kids her age should be doing since she lives in a room full of children of various ages in cribs side by side. It’s our hope that she will find a family soon!

Caroline’s current agency is offering a $5000 grant towards her adoption fees.

$441.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ace

Boy, born 2013

Other congenital malformations of limb(s)

Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures

 

Listed: Sep 2018

$1,004.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Patti

Girl, born 2008
PRC

 

ADOPTED

Preston

Boy, born 2010

Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy
Other organic personality and behavioural disorders due to brain disease, damage and dysfunction
Congenital deformity of feet
Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements
optic atrophy
epileptic syndrome

Listed: Sept 2018

From a family who knows him:
Preston is a very special boy who has already impacted many people in his short life. He lived with his birth family for his first four years until they felt they could not care for him anymore and put him in the baby house orphanage. In 2016 he was transferred from the baby house to an institution on the verge of death. Volunteers went to the institution in the night to help him and after many phone calls to authorities at the very top of the country’s government he was sent to a hospital instead of being left to die. That miraculous night started a train of events that brought Preston to the forefront of his country’s policies and procedures surrounding orphan care. Many people all over the country were outraged by his plight, and at the same time moved by his sweet spirit and beautiful smile.

Preston is a special case in that he is available for international adoption, but he lives with a local foster family. The foster family adore Preston and are are bonded to him. Although it breaks their hearts to release him, they know he needs to be adopted in order to live up to his full potential.

His list of diagnoses is daunting, but that list does not well represent the boy that we know so well. The Preston we know is a bright, social child that loves cars, trucks, sweets and animals and is deeply attached to his foster family. He loves to play like other boys, but his body just won’t cooperate, so he needs a lot of assistance in daily life. He doesn’t walk, but REALLY wants to. He understands everything that is said to him and wants to talk so bad! He tries to say some words, but is difficult to understand.

Preston will bring amazing joy to an adoptive family. He has already brought those who know him much joy and life. He is one loved boy!

$11,898.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kaysen

Boy, born 2003

severe intellectual disabilities
cerebral palsy
epilepsy
contracture of joint
strabismus

I600a MUST be filed by June 2019!!

 

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

Naheeda

Girl, 8 months old
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2018

 

*** Naheeda has received a 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. 

 

Myrtie #

Boy: 2014

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

Listed: Feb 2018

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

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

*** Myrtie 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. 

Braxton (L)

Boy, 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!

 

Update 2018: 4 year old boy with Down syndrome, mixed specific development disorders, and asthma. His motor development is significantly delayed but he is more active in his environment than before. He walks holding someone’s hand and can take a few steps without help. He became more active once he got glasses. He plays with objects and is copying some simple actions with an adults help. He has a weak language understanding and does not know the objects in his environment. He doesn’t react to verbal instructions but smiles when is spoken to and loudly expresses his wishes. His expressive language is becoming more active. He loves to take a bath and play in a water.

Update from a family who met him in January 2019: He was a very small boy for his age. He came right to me after a few minutes of eye contact. He was so sweet. He can walk and crawl. He let me hold him and play. He is the oldest in his classroom and definitely isnt being pushed for his full potential which I believe is there! Definitely a sweetie who needs a mama ASAP!!!

Also he was doing wonderful with his glasses and understood what nannies were saying to him. Giggled when tickled. He was very smart when we went for a walk in the hall…he crawled down to his “favorite room” which was the music/movement room. He knew exactly where to go and that he wanted in 😉

Additional pictures & video available.

$3,883.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Silas #

Boy: 2017

Listed: 01/2019

Silas
Age: 1
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus, shunt, mild possible seizure activity observed (not officially diagnosed); increased muscle tone in all 4 limbs

Silas is closely followed by both a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. He’s sees the neurologist every 3 months and the neurosurgeon every 6 months. He can roll over unassisted. He smiles and reacts with pleasure to caregivers and to music. He is making sounds and some syllables such as “ma-ma”, “no-no”, “ba-ba”, etc. He loves music very much. It calms him, and at the same time makes him move in a rhythm even lying down. He kicks with his feet in time – there are active movements of the limbs. He loves the Sensory room, where he likes the different sounds and images. He does not like being alone. He feels much better in a group along with other kids, where it is louder, more moving and more colorful. He expresses emotions especially when is cuddled.

*** I have 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.

Patricia #

Patricia
Age: 2016
Diagnosis: Hydrocephaly, heart condition

 

Patricia is currently fed via an NG tube 4 times a day. The staff believes that she could learn to eat by mouth if a family was able to work with her on the skill. She can not sit up, but she does move her legs and her hands.  Patricia is very alert and aware of people. She tracks people and objects with her eyes and also looks when she hears voices. She responds to touch by smiling and making happy noises. When a toy is placed in her hand, she attempts to bring it to her mouth. She enjoys when someone sings to her and responds with smiles and sounds.

*** I have 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. 

Axel

Boy, born 2016

neuroblastoma in retroperitoneal space 1stage
Under observation only. (no treatment)

The boy is smart, active, not any symptoms of usual neuroblastoma. The diagnosis cannot be removed according to the order of the Ministry of Health Protection.

 

$126.00 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!

Perry

Boy, born July 2005
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: August 2017

Perry is a handsome and sweet recently turned 12-year-old boy who is full of smiles and so very ready to have a family of his own! Perry participated in an Ambassadors of Hope camp in the fall of 2015. He was the oldest of all the kids in his group, at just ten. Perry draws well and is a good-natured boy who follows directions and shares with others. His volunteer at that camp stated: “At first glance, he seemed to have so much going against him that he could have been forgiven for feeling defeated; instead, Perry smiled easily and stayed positive despite the cerebral palsy which put him in a wheelchair, and left him in an orphanage.” There is a terrific blog post about Perry that really shows just how special this sweet boy is. Please help us spread the word about Perry!

Perry’s special need is cerebral palsy. He is fully continent, but he does not walk. He uses a wheelchair to get around. Perry needs a family who will see past the wheelchair and see the amazing child that he is and the terrific son they could be missing out on!

Many videos available.  There is an agency which will waive their adoption fees (equivalent of an $8000 grant).

Perry has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.
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Ayla

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (VSD and PDA)

Listed: August 2018

Ayla is a beautiful little girl! Her file also mentions an umbilical hernia and pigeon chest/rib exstrophy briefly. Ayla joined a foster family in 2015 and is well loved by her foster family. She can walk unsupported and get dressed and undressed by herself, choosing her outfit because she likes to look pretty. She can count on her fingers and point to her nose and mouth if asked. She likes to dance with her foster sister too. Ayla can eat with a spoon by herself. She knows how to help do housework, picking up toys and putting them in the basket, helping put trash in the trash can, and dishes in the sink. She is fond of playing with other children. Ayla really enjoys books and being read to. When she was younger, she would point to the pictures in the book and babble, as if she was reading. She would sometimes even take the book and ‘read’ by herself. Ayla has really matured and shown a lot of growth since entering her foster home. She will clap her hands when being praised. Ayla uses single words and sometimes combines a couple words. Although her language skills are delayed, she understands what adults are saying and she is very interactive and good at imitating. Her foster mother describes her as cute, smart, active, and helpful. Ayla is being well prepared for life in a family, but is desperately in need of a family that will be hers forever. Could that family be yours?

Videos available, as well:  Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

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

2,069.81 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tabitha

Girl, born 2015

down syndrome
speech delay
atrial septal defect
iron-deficiency anemia
abdominal hernia

Listed: Jan 2019

$76.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jenny

Girl, 6 years old
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)
CO-5

Listed: June 2017

Jenny  is seven-years-old and known as a quiet and calm young girl. She can follow simple instructions, comprehends others, can generally stay in one place and shows affection to those she knows. Jenny is gaining strength and the ability to communicate through the various therapies she receives. She can use simple words and gestures to communicate her needs. She enjoys playing with musical instruments and is amused when she hears the sounds. She has Down Syndrome with a heart condition and it is reported that she is making significant progress in her development.

It is reported that Jenny receives therapies to support her speech and development. As a young child, Jenny underwent corrective surgery for a congenital heart condition and currently takes medication for hyperthyroidism and hypertension.  Jenny is in need of a family that can provide consistency, support, and a lifetime of love.

The agency has additional photos of Jenny for inquiring families. She is darling!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$2,418.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Dominique

Girl, born 2017

arthrogryposis
spina bifida
congenital hips dislocated

Listed: May 2018

 

$1,027.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Julie

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Julie is an adorable and cheerful little girl who gets along well with all of the caregivers and children in the orphanage, though she has a favorite nanny! A little mimic, she is very good at imitating other’s movements, and is especially flexible. She enjoys watching TV and playing with dolls. Her sense of rhythm is good, and she dances along with music. Julie is diagnosed with Down syndrome, as well as an umbilical hernia. When she was younger she also had mild anemia.

In 2016 she was attending preschool within the orphanage. As of May 2017 she can walk, run and jump, go up and down stairs, and stand on one leg! She is able to understand and follow directions, and says “mama” along with a few other simple words. Though it is messy she is able to feed herself with a spoon, and she can dress herself, including socks and shoes. Julie is a precious girl who needs a family to love and cherish her!

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

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

Ivory

Girl, born 2014

Сonsequences after purulent meningitis
Speech delay
light mental delay
Blepharoptosis (abnormal low-lying upper eyelid margin with the eye in primary gaze)

 

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Bryant

Boy, born 2018

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus

 

$3,817.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Josie

Girl, born 2015
Spina bifida and hydrocephalus

Listed: Nov 2018

VP shunt is placed and endoscopic third ventriculostomy (EVT) was completed in July 2018 . She has a mild form of bilateral clubfoot that has made great progress with serial casting and daily AFO usage. The orthopedist does not believe that surgical intervention will be required. She is a sweet child who enjoys playing with toys and other children. She attends an on-site English preschool where she is working on improving her fine motor skills. She can identify colors, count to 10, and sing both Telugu and English songs. She plays well with the other children and has appropriate attachment with her adult caregiver. Josie is speaking in 3-5 word sentences, primarily in English though she does understand her Telugu speaking caregiver. Josie currently crawls and scoots on her bottom to get around. She receives physical therapy 4 times a week where she is working on standing independently, walking with a walker and building her core strength. Josie has diminished feeling below her knees but has been making good progress in physical therapy. She is able to pull to a standing position and often does so throughout the day without prompting. She is making progress walking with the assistance of a walker. She is able to navigate her current home without difficulty. She goes up and down stairs by crawling/scooting and using her upper body strength. Josie is a happy child who loves to laugh and smile. Videos available!

$279.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nannette and Pamela

Girls, born 2013 and 2014

Both girls have diagnosis:
Other disorders of nervous system in diseases classified elsewhere

 

Domestic foster care!

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Yia

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down Syndrome, Heart disease, Spina Bifida

Listed: Sept 2017

This is Yia! She just turned 4 years old this year, and we are told she is doing very well. She has had surgery to treat her heart condition and spina bifida, and she recovered well after the procedures. Yia loves to interact with others and imitate actions. She is shy around strangers, but her nannies tell us she is smiley and happy around people she is familiar with. They say she is a little tom-boy who can be a little mischievous at times. The orphanage tells us her physical development is on par with her peers – she can walk, run, go up and down stairs, eat, and put on her shoes all on her own. It seems like nothing can hold Yia back! Please help this sweet girl find her forever family.

Yia has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.

$1,102.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Wyatt

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: November 2017

UPDATE April 14 2017: According to Wyatt’s foster mom he is a sweet boy who loves helping with chores. He is curious about everything and loves to explore! His favorite things are hugs, playing with other kids, music and dancing!

Wyatt was the orphanage favorite and now he is charming his foster family!

It is no surprise that all the Nannies love Wyatt! He is social and engaging. He can’t wait to great his favorite nannies when he sees them! Wyatt is content when playing by himself, but he lights up when he has a pal to play with and he regularly seeks out other children or the Nannies to engage in a game. Wyatt was born with Down Syndrome. A few weeks ago Wyatt moved into a foster home and has settled in quickly! He loves his foster father and follows him around imitating him. Wyatt is walking, jumping and climbing stairs independently. His fine motor skills are excellent too. Wyatt is not a big talker but has a small list of words he uses clearly. He has a great memory and is learning so much!

Wyatt is an affectionate little boy. Are you ready to fill his world with love and hugs?

Families qualify for a $5,000 grant through his current agency.

$600.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tina #

Girl: 2017

Listed: Jan 2019

Special needs:  Down syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – Tetralogy of Fallot. State after surgery treatment of congenital cardiac malformation. Greatly delays in physical and neuro-psychic development.

She is extremely sweet and charming little baby girl. She needs more time to get to use to new people. When she expresses her emotions she usually makes sounds and syllables. She makes eye contact. She reacts to people, but quickly gets tired and shifts her sight away. She usually moves into the space by turning from back to stomach. She is able to hold upright her head. In general this is her way to move around, she cannot crawl. She turns around but usually she is more apathetic (the staff thinks that this is mainly due to her heart condition). She holds a toy put into her hand and when she drops some toys she is looking for it.

This precious little girl deserves attention and love, as every child of course, but she definitely shows much more necessity for cuddling. She is infant baby with diseases, which need special cares and monitoring and once she has her own forever family soon, she will make a big progress!!!!

*** 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.

Wendel

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: August 2017

Wendel is cute as a button! His happy, bright personality shines through in all of his photos and videos. Wendell does not have formal language skills yet, but he enjoys communicating with others through smiles, hugs, and some simple words, such as goodbye and coming. He recognizes his name when it is called and recognizes familiar people. He has a good understanding of social interactions and can show his emotions. Wendel can follow simple commands and has strong imitating ability.

The orphanage describes him as handsome, active, and extroverted. Wendel enjoys listening to music, playing games, and playing with toys, especially rag dolls. He gets along well with others and enjoys spending time with his peers. Wendell has quick reactions and is inquisitive; if an object is hidden he will search for it rather than be upset that it is gone. Wendel can crawl quickly and is beginning to walk. He can stand and walk with someone’s help or by holding onto a railing. He has good coordination and his motor skills are developing. The orphanage says that Wendel has strong adaptability. He does not yet have bowel or bladder control.

Wendel was abandoned at one month old. He was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and two congenital heart defects, an atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale. The orphanage reports that both heart conditions have healed themselves and have sent tests and images from February, 2017 to show this. Wendel is also listed as having the cytomegalovirus (CMV) and a milk protein allergy. The orphanage says that he was never affected by CMV and that this is a mistake. We are unclear whether the listed milk protein allergy means that he is lactose intolerant or that he has PKU as he has certain PKU physical qualities and is getting low-protein milk powder and low-protein rice powder, but the orphanage denies that he has PKU. The agency has requested a PKU test to be sure.

ADOPTED!!!

Wregan

wregan-2

wregan-1Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

 

ADOPTED!!!

Wellington

wellington-2 wellingtonGirl, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

 

 

ADOPTED!!!

Ridge

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Ridge is an extroverted, active, and smiley little boy, born in June of 2016 with Down syndrome. Ridge can crawl, walk with his hands held, and stand and walk with his hands holding onto something for support. He can hold his own bottle and transfer toys between hands. Ridge lives with a foster family and is attached to his foster mom. He can stretch his hands out to ask his foster mom for a cuddle and can make sounds of da-da. Ridge responds well to facial expressions and really likes hide-and-seek and looking at himself in the mirror! He is very curious about new things around him and changes in his environment. Ridge cares about the people close to him and is said to be a good eater and sleeper. He likes to play with his friends and his favorite toys are those that are colorful or make sounds. Ridge is waiting for his forever family. Could that family be yours?

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marshall

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Marshall is an absolutely adorable little boy! He has the most beautiful smile and he loves to be cuddled. Marshall will shyly look at strangers when he is being held. He can hold a pencil and write lines on paper. He will point out pictures in books and turn the pages too. Marshall likes to imitate others and play with toys. He can use a spoon to eat, but sometimes needs help. He is not a picky eater and his favorite foods are meats, fish, and eggs. Marshall can understand some simple sentences and he can imitate some single syllable sounds. He can walk independently, go up and down stairs, play on a scooter, and throw a ball. Marshall’s favorite toys are balls, blocks, and toy trains. An adoptive parent who met Marshall said, “We met Marshall on one of our trips to his orphanage. He is a sweet, content little love. He was friends with my daughter and just seemed like such a happy little fella. He loves to play and dance. Love him so and praying someone will go get him!!”

Marshall has a family out there who just needs to see him! Could today be that day?

VIDEO of Marshall:  https://vimeo.com/143268985

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

Marshall has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.

$450 is available for my adoption.

Levi

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula

 

$1,154.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bodey

BodeyBoy, born December 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 6, 2016

Bodey was found abandoned when he was around 3 months old. His weight has increased since entering the institute and at the time of his report he was 8 months old and his physical development was similar to his peers. Bodey could keep his head up when lying on his stomach, roll over, take off his socks, follow people around the room with his eyes and turn his head to look for an object. He expressed joy when being played with, held toys in his hands and played. Bodey would express happiness when seeing food! He was described as being extroverted, active and smiley. Bodey also enjoyed listening to music and being cuddled. Caretakers could stop his crying by picking him up and he responded actively to stimulation of new things and strangers.

UPDATE January 2018: At 2.5 years of age- he is a little ball of sunshine – very cheerful, happy, and active. So pleased whenever anyone pays attention to him. His smile radiates through his whole body. Occasionally he gets a flu, no other medical changes.

He can walk, doesn’t speak, he can make simple sounds, but his articulation is not clear. He can understand instructions given to him, he cannot go potty by himself, he can feed himself for some of the time but sometimes still needs help. He cannot dress himself, he can identify simple objects, he likes to play with toy cars and balls.

$1,301.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shannen

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, alpha thalassemia (carrier only)

Listed: August 2018

Shannen could not be more precious! Shannen makes great eye contact when adults are talking to her and she can tightly grasp onto things, such as her caregiver’s fingers. She knows how to roll over. Shannen’s caretakers describe her as quiet and smiley. When she gets upset, holding her hand helps her to calm down. She is very observant and responds to sounds around her. Shannen is from one of our former partnership orphanages and her file is brand new! We hope Shannen is home with her forever family to celebrate her 2nd birthday!

VIDEOS:  Video 1, Video 2

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

$1,239.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Calvin Henry

Boy, born 2018

updated pic 11/18!

Down syndrome
Other congenital malformations of cardiac septa

Listed: Nov 2018

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gracyn

Girl, born 2014

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus
mild intellectual disabilities
Congenital talipes calcaneovarus (clubbed feet)
Congenital dislocation of hip, bilateral
Optic atrophy
Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies

She needs out asap!
They cannot keep her in the baby orphanage longer. She faces transferring to institution soon!

$505.88 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lainey

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Cerebral Palsy or SMA

Listed: May 2018

Lainey is a beautiful and special little girl, born in August of 2012. She is thoughtful, talkative, and adored by her caretakers at Alenah’s Home. Lainey likes to listen to music, paint, and spend time with her friends. She has a beautiful smile that just warms your heart and a light about her that makes you just want to love her! Lainey loves dolls, especially Anna and Elsa from Frozen. She also likes story books and will let the volunteers read a story for her. Her language development is excellent and she enjoys conversing with others and especially asking ‘Why?’ Lainey can use her arms much more than her legs right now. She can use a cup to drink water or milk, and she can stack blocks. Lainey can sit with support, but cannot walk, as she was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy (weak lower limbs only).

There is a strong possibility that Lainey actually has SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), which is a genetic disease which affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord. https://www.mda.org/disease/spinal-muscular-atrophy There are different types of SMA and a lot of research is being done in this area. There is a new drug called Nusinersen being used in clinical trials that is showing promise to treat some patients with SMA. We hope Lainey will soon find a loving who will help her get the medical care she needs.

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

Kade

Boy, born 2018

down syndrome
ventricular septal defect
other hydrocele

Stanis

stanis

Boy, born 2010

severe intellectual disabilities, Epilepsy, Congenital hydrocephalus

Can’t wait to see a smile on his face!

ADOPTED!!

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

Ainsley

Girl, born 2014

Ankle contractures

Listed: July 2018

Ainsley is listed as having cerebral palsy, but despite contractures (limited motion) in both ankles, none of her other muscles/joints seem to be affected. She has good motor control and strength. She is motivated to stand and walk. She pulls to stand and tries to stand in the middle of the floor throughout the day. Currently, her ankle contractures make it difficult for her to balance on her feet and stand independently. However, we are looking into treatment for her ankles and she is expected to be an independent walker after treatment.

Ainsley transferred to her current home in June 2018 and has already made remarkable progress. She can crawl and scoot very quickly around the home. She loves playing with musical instruments and will seek them out to play with. She also likes playing catch and has quite a good arm for a small girl. She previously had no exposure to English but now responds to several English commands. She also says several words such as “hi”, “bye”, and her name. She has picked up on several ASL signs which are used in the home. She has an incredibly expressive face and loves making silly faces and expressions (such as repeatedly raising her eyebrows) to make others laugh. She loves engaging in playful connection games with trusted caregivers. She seeks out preferred caregivers for affection. She is very bright and perceptive. She has great potential to learn and would thrive in a family.

Update December 2018: Ainsley received serial casts on her ankles to gradually shift them from their previous, fixed position (flexed with toes pointed down) to a more neutral position. The treatment was successful, and Ainsley can now get both feet flat on the floor when standing. She started wearing orthotics to help her maintain the current position of her ankles. She is now working on balancing in standing and walking. She can walk holding an adult’s hand or pushing a small chair or push toy. She is able to go up and down stairs by crawling/scooting. Ainsley’s ability to sustain attention on a task and engage in a structured activity has greatly improved in the past months. She now knows the motions to several action songs. Her language skills are growing. New words include “yes”, “no”, “water”, “book”, “ball”, “uh-oh”, and “finished”. She loves to be cuddled and seeks attention and interaction with adults and kids in her environment. Videos available!

A specific adoption agency has offered a grant of $5000, to an eligible family for adoption expenses.

$1,356.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Scout

scoutscout-2016Girl, born 2009

Blind; other disorder of the central nervous system; severe mental delays; congenital aphakia; degenerated conditions of globes
cardiomopathy; metatarsus varus; umbilical hernia; mild protein-energy malnutrition

Listed: July 26, 2016

NEW PIC:  December 2016  Scout is living in an adult mental institution.  She is blind, and hidden in her own dark world behind the walls of this place.  PLEASE help us find her family!

$2,105.66 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tessa

Girl, born March 2006
PRC
Spina Bifida, spinal meningocele

Listed: Oct 2018

Tessa needs to be adopted prior to her 14th birthday (early 2020)!

Tessa is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! Tessa was initially diagnosed with spina bifida and spinal meningocele, and later with chronic kidney disease and moderate anemia. Tessa is mature, strong, polite and well-liked. Despite her complicated medical history, she continues to work hard in school, treat others with kindness, and be optimistic. She enjoys music, drawing, dancing, and reading. Her favorite musical instruments are the zither and the piano. Tessa also really enjoys fashion and beauty. She likes to pick out cute outfits and do her hair to match! Her caretakers say she is hygienic, organized and that she enjoys cleaning. Tessa makes her bed and tidies her room every morning without being asked. She is well-liked by both her peers and adults in the orphanage. The adults feel that Tessa is much more mature than peers her age, as evidenced by her frequent and advanced conversations with them. She gets along well with her teachers and is described by them as being polite and respectful. At the time her report was written, Tessa was in fourth grade and was said to be clever. Her medical needs mean that she misses school frequently, but she has excellent grades and reads in her free time. She is said to be above average intellectually.

Tessa had surgery in 2007 to repair her meningocele. Then in 2011, she had surgery to correct a neurogenic bladder. She had another surgery in 2012 to correct a nephroblastoma on her right kidney, and finally, she had surgery in 2014 to treat her chronic kidney disease (stage V) and moderate anemia. Currently, Tessa has dialysis twice per week and blood transfusions twice per month. She also has her blood and urine reviewed each week. She receives medications and a specialized diet to treat her chronic kidney disease and anemia. Tessa would like to be adopted. She desperately needs a family for many reasons, but a family will most certainly make a significant difference for her medical needs and for her future!

Additional photos and information available.

$630.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jenni

jenniGirl, born 2010

Pierre Robin syndrome, slight mental delay

New picture (left) May 2017.

She had surgery for cleft palate. She doesn’t speak but snuffles. She congenitally has very low palate. She most likely will never talk normally.

Jenni has a 17-year-old brother that a family must be approved for, as well.

From a family who met her in August 2017:
Jenni is a sweet, very cute little girl with a lot of personality. She is bubbly and does talk (although we didn’t know what she was saying) and was quick to come to us and cry out for us to be her Mama and Papa. She is very small for her age. She was friends with our daughter but was transferred to an older class so we only saw her on our first visit. She is so ready to be in a family and we believe she would absolutely thrive!

VIDEO

$1,049.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bailey

Girl, born 2017

Disorder of brain, unspecified
Atrial septal defect
Blind in one eye

Listed: Oct 2018

$1,073.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sue

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (PDA)

Sue is an absolutely adorable little girl who has Down syndrome and a heart condition (PDA). She is described by her caregivers as a bright girl with a ready smile who is pleasant and gregarious and likes playing with other children. She has made great progress and is well loved by her caregivers.

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

Dasha

Girl, born 2004

Cerebral palsy

Listed: June 2018

Dasha has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

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AUGUSTUS

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

$1,441.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Posey

30417092736poseyGirl, 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.

Posey has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

Tristan

tristan-2016tristan-2016Boy, born 2003

Probable FAS

Listed: February 22, 2013

New photo and video, July 2016!

Mental delays, but otherwise healthy.  Tristan’s younger sister was adopted by a different family, and his older sister has aged out. He is a very nice, capable, and curious boy!

From a missionary who has met him:  He wants a family! He is very tiny. He is a sweet loving kid. He can get very excited sometimes.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/497DghZ51LY

Tristan has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

Abraham

DOB March 2015

VSD 2mm (closing on its own, no surgical intervention required), underdeveloped optic nerve in left eye, hypospadias, respiratory problems. His visual impairment is minor and largely does not affect his day to day life, although his depth perception is slightly off.

Listed: Dec 2018

Abraham is a very active and joyful child. He attends an on site preschool and enjoys going to circle time every morning. He can do the motions to songs and sing along with simple preschool songs such as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and ABCs. He can count up to 10-15 and identify his body parts. Abraham works 1:1 with his teacher on colors, shapes, and counting. Abraham has been walking since June 2017 and is very active. He runs, dances, jumps with 2 feet off the ground, and can go up and down stairs. He has some sensory needs and can be both sensory seeking and sensory resistant depending on the situation. Abraham is very attached to his primary caregiver and gets along with the other kids in the home. He has a large vocabulary in both English and his native language but sometimes is echolalic in speech although this has decreased significantly towards the end of 2018. He has a love for the guitar. He even holds it properly and loves to sing songs while strumming. Abraham understands what is being asked of him and can answer simple questions properly. Abraham is a silly boy full of laughter and personality. He loves to laugh and make other people laugh with his antics.

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

Erin

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, polydactylism

Listed: August 2017

Erin is a beautiful 20-month-old baby girl who is said to be easy-going and gentle. She is good at sitting on her own and likes to sit in the a skate cart or walker too. Erin is good at searching for the source of sound and she gets along well with everyone. Erin was born with Down Syndrome, a funnel chest, polydactylism of bilateral thumbs, and congenital heart defects- VSD and ASD. She has had surgery on her heart in October of 2016. After she was discharged at the end of October, she moved into Love Without Boundaries’ Healing Home. She is a good eater and sleeper. Agency staff has met her.  Erin’s beautiful smile will surely make every day more joyful. Please help us spread the word about Erin so we can find her a forever family soon!

$201.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kipp

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!

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Boyd

40402205812Boy, born December 2012

Listed: April 7, 2014
Congenital pathology of the central nervous system, internal hydrocephalus

New pic January 2017!  Growing up fast, let’s get him HOME.

This tiny little guy needs a mama’s love!

 

$1,945.76 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Pacey

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Several videos available!

Pacey is a precious baby born, born in May of 2017 with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD. Pacey is kind-hearted boy who gets along well with the other children and who is good at sharing toys with others. He really likes colorful toys that make sounds and can be held. Pacey likes being silly with his caretaker and is happy when his caretaker teases him, giggling joyfully. Pacey was rolling over at 5 months of age and he was practicing sitting by 7 months. At the time his file was prepared, he was making many sounds and responding well to his name. Pacey is a happy little boy who loves to smile. It is our hope that he finds his forever family while he is still so young!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Pacey’s adoption with his current adoption agency. There is an extra $1,500 Down Syndrome Awareness grant for families that contract with this agency commit to adopting a child with Down syndrome during the month of October! Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

$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!

Charissa

Charissa (1)Charissa (2)Girl, born August 2005
PRC
Post-op hydrocephalus and Spina bifida

Listed: January 16, 2014

Charissa is very outgoing and has a ready smile. She goes to school, and learns to sing in the school and can hold a pen with full hand and can imitate drawing lines and simple shapes. Charissa always listen to the teacher in class. She gets along well with other children and likes to have her picture taken. She hopes that she can be adopted by foreigners. Charissa is patiently waiting for the perfect photo-op, the day she meets her new family. Are you ready too?

 

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

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Oaklee

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!
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Jewel

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Jewel is a beautiful little girl who is described by her caretakers as extroverted, active, and smiley. Jewel can walk alone steadily and can climb up and down stairs. She can take off her socks and shoes, use a cup to drink, and can eat without help. Jewel lives with a foster family. She likes her foster mom and can say ‘mom.’ She is beginning to use gestures to assist with simple instruction. Jewel is a good eater and sleeper. One of her favorite foods is scrambled eggs with tomatoes. Jewel’s hands are flexible and she is able to pick up tiny objects with her thumb and index finger, put them into a bottle, and take them out of the bottle. She can move a block from one hand to the other hand and bang two blocks together. She is also able to cover a bottle with its cap.

Jewel is receiving early education. Her teacher is teaching her to recognize objects using picture cards. Jewel points to the fruit or the animal on the card when asked by the teacher and responds to other’s asking for something she has. Jewel likes watching TV, especially cartoons. She also enjoys exploring new things. She cares about the people in her life and changes that take place around her too. Jewel loves to play with the other children and gets along well with them. She loves playing with toys and participating in outdoor activities. Little miss Jewel seems to be thriving and getting great care while she waits for her forever family to see her! Let’s hope this is the month that happens!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Jewel’s adoption with her current adoption agency. There is an extra $1,500 Down Syndrome Awareness grant for families that contract with this agency, and commit to adopting a child with Down syndrome during the month of October! Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

$1,220.00 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!

Craig

Boy, born 2018

Down Syndrome