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 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2019

Joshua is just a baby in the photos we have, however he’s now 3 years old. His initial report is from February 2017 and says the following: Joshua is an active and pleasant boy. He visually follows bright color. He likes being held by caregiver. He is energetic, has a ready smile and is fond of listening to music and playing with the music rattle hanging on his crib. He can lift his head while lying on abdomen. He can lift his leg and grasp to play, grasp toys or others’ hands with both hands. He is able to say “Aaaaah” and giggles when being teased. When he sees the staff holding a milk bottle or toys, he can visually follow. He can reach out his hands to ask for them and express he is very happy. When there is a sound. he will turn around to have a look. He is attached to the caregiver and stops crying when she holds him.

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

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

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (ASD)

Listed: November 2017

Stella Mae is an absolutely darling girl who just recently turned 3 years old. She has the cutest little personality that you can see in her must-watch videos. Stella lives with a foster family and likes to follow her foster grandmother around wherever she goes! Stella is an active and extroverted little girl, who loves to listen to music, play with colorful toys, and play interactive games. She is also a good eater, and sleeps well through the night. Stella is a sweet and smiley girl who was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD, for which she has already had surgery to correct. She is ready to come home and be the light of her family’s life!

$600.00 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 2019

Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome

 

 

$84.65 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

Hemangioma
Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia originating in the perinatal period
Other disorders of nervous system not elsewhere classified

Girl, born 2015

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus

41211154054 Lennielennie-babylennie-2016Boy, born 2012
Hypoplastic right heart syndrome

Listed: Dec 12, 2014

Lennie seems to have a glowing, happy personality! Facial features are consistent with those of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  Signs of hydrocephalus are present as well.   Interested families should research these conditions and be prepared upon arrival home.

URGENT:  FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER to the INSTITUTION

$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!

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis. Muscle hypertonia. Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Hydronephrosis 1st degree

Listed: August 2017

Vinny is an adorable little boy that is living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He has poor muscle tone and active movements. Coordination is poor as well due to walking on his toes when trying to step (with help). He is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. At the age of 3 months old, he began reacting to sound and looking at objects. Vinny has good control of his head and can roll on his stomach and back. He does not attempt to walk and he has trouble sitting without support. He has spastically increased muscle tone. He does well holding objects but does not pass them hand to hand, but rather to his mouth. Vinny has a good attention span and does well with recognizing individuals. His behavior is calm and very playful when being interacted with. He listens when being communicated with and tries to interact back with syllables and noises. Vinny is a picky eater and very dependent on the work staff.

Update: Jan 2020

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy-Spastic Quadriparesis. Symptomatic epilepsy. Congenital anomalies syndrome that affects predominantly the facial area. 

Vinny can turn from his back to his belly and vice versa. He doesn’t make attempts to stand up and he is unstable when sitting without support. He has spastic muscle tone of the upper and lower extremities. He registers visual, hearing and tactile stimuli. His attention is stable if he is interested in the activity. He differentiates familiar people from strangers, recognizes voices and situations. He is happy and smiles when teased from an adult. He vocalizes and pronounces spontaneous syllables. He listens when somebody talks to him. He turns around to the source of a sound or movement. He often opens his mouth. His reaction to adults is positive – he looks at the adult and is happy.

He looks at, follows, and sometimes reaches with uncoordinated moves for toys, or tries to pick up a nearby object of interest. He grabs and holds a suitable toy (like a rattle) in his hand. He looks at it briefly, tries to swing it by moving his hand up and down, brings it to his mouth or throws it (the sound of the toy falling causes the child to laugh and repeat the action).

$3,060.00 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!

Born: 2016
Diagnosis: 
Microcephaly, Hypotrophy 2nd group, protein-caloric malnutrition with anemic syndrome, constipation and flatulence, and delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development.

Brenda was born premature. She lived with her birth parents and her twin for the first 7 months of her life. She was then placed in an orphanage. Her twin died when they were a year old from pneumonia. Brenda experiences a lot of gas and bloating issues. She’s had multiple tests done to try to determine a cause, including testing for celiac. At this time, there is no conclusive diagnosis other than constipation. She takes multiple over the counter supplements each day to help with the gas, bloating and constipation. She’s also on a formula drink supplement to assist with weight gain. She walks independently.  She can go up the stairs with support. She climbs on furniture, runs, can balance on a swing. She can perform complex of actions when shown. She is cautious when learning new actions. She feeds herself with a spoon, but does not like dry foods. She pronounces continuous combinations of sounds and separate simple words and tries to combine them into sentences. Her understanding corresponds to the age and surroundings. She performs simple actions after verbal instructions..She mainly plays alone, but doesn’t isolate herself from the other children. She can play for a long period of time and there is a plot in her games. She prefers a certain doll. Her attention is attracted by toys that make sounds and are mechanic.    She accepts boundaries and follows simple instructions.  She is inquisitive and observes the individual activities with interest. Her attention is easy to attract and held on activities suggested by the teacher – music, playing with cubes and rings, cups to be fitted in one another, looking at books. She remembers and reproduces actions she was shown. She holds a pencil and scratches within the margins of the paper. Her speech activity is on the level of pronouncing separate combinations of sounds and simple words which she tries to combine in a sentence. She looks at her image in the mirror.  She communicates with adults and children, and seeks contact with significant adult. She is active and has fun in the games. She is clearly interested and listens to songs and “dances”. Her facial and body expression are very expressive. She imitates gestures and mimics. She performs social gestures.

*** Brenda has been awarded a $2,000 Grant! *** 

Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Sept 2019

Update Oct 2019: Vaughn can understand some simple instructions, such as “come and drink milk,” “have a meal,” “blow with your mouth when the food is very hot,” “bring something to your Mom,” etc. He can also make some simple gestures, such as saying goodbye to auntie, giving a warm welcome, putting his two index fingers together and imitating a flying insect, and so on. Vaughn can crawl (with his belly on the ground and his hands crawling forward alternately) , and he can stand up when leaning on something (for a short time). He has been receiving rehabilitation training from a rehabilitation therapist. He can grasp toys and items. After the training, he will put toys back in their baskets under the guidance of his pre-school education teacher.

Vaughn is more interested in balls and toys that make sound. He plays with toys under the guidance of adults and has simple interaction with adults. He has a good personality. He gets along with his little friends. He seldom cries. He does not recognize strangers and likes to be held. He will reach out his hands, asking for hugs to those he is familiar with. In terms of food, Vaughn drink about 350ml of formula at each meal. Between two meals of formula, he eats half a small bowl of nutritional congee. He likes thick congee and smashed apples.

There is a $2,500 agency grant Vaughn’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$1,233.00 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 2018

Other reduction deformities of brain
Congenital deformities of feet
Atrial septal defect
Cardiomyopathy, unspecified
Nutritional anemia, unspecified

 

He has an older brother, who is not available for adoption.

$11.25 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!

Girl, born 2017

down syndrome

 

 

$1,144.00 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!

anna-2016Girl, born 2009anna (1)

Internal hydrocephalus (operated), spastic tetraparesis with movement disorders, open oval window, development delays

Listed: October 2015

VIDEO:  https://goo.gl/photos/Sdw2Gk8qf9n2rYcC9

From a family who met her summer 2015:  This little girl is wonderful! I have never met a child with so much personality and spunk. She absolutely loves people and she is so desperate for attention. I held her for most of our visitation time one day. If I tried to put her down she demanded that I pick her up again and then she would kiss all over me. She just wanted someone to be near her. Everyday when my husband would walk through the playground gates she would get a stern look on her face and point at him and then motion for him to come to her… NOW:) She would smile from ear to ear when he acknowledged her. You can not help but laugh when you are with her. Even the cold and distant nannies couldn’t keep a solemn expression on their faces when we interacted with her.

She is in need of urgent dental care! I have never seen such decayed teeth before. I am not sure why her mouth is so much worse than all the other children but her mouth is really concerning. She can stand on her own but struggles to lift and bend her legs when she is bearing weight on them. She has a little walker that she does wonderful with. She can walk along a bench by holding on to it but we never saw her walk independently. From what I could tell she does not have any limitations of her upper body.

We never witnessed her show any aggression towards any of the children. When I would sit on the bench holding my daughter she would try to climb in my lap as well, but she never tried to harm my daughter or push her out of the way. She is very hungry for attention and for the love of a family. She would make a wonderful daughter and I am sure she would provide you with a life time of laughter.

This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is a cautionary disclosure only.  Families should research the varying impacts of this condition.

*** Anna has received a $5000 Older Child Grant ***

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect-ASD

Listed: November 2017

File update available from early 2020!  She is well-behaved for her foster family, and considered “high-functioning.”   MANY VIDEOS AVAILABLE!

Luna is an absolutely precious girl, born in January of 2014, with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect-ASD. Luna went into a foster family on Oct. 31, 2014. She is said to have a good appetite and is close to her foster grandma. Luna is an active little girl who likes crowded places, listening to music, toys that make sound, and outdoor activities. Do not miss her written update and all of her videos! She’s a waiting gem!

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Luna’s adoption.

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

$2,445.05 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

 

 

$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!

Boy, born 2008

microcephaly
partial optic atrophy
Severe intellectual disabilities

Listed: Feb 2020

$222.40 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!

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2018

JP is a happy, chunky little dude … he has a very inquisitive personality – always wanting to see and be a part of what’s going on! When you come in the door, JP would be the first one to smile big, wave his hands, and giggle nonstop. It’s always play time for JP! When he attended a “baby class” his favorite thing to do was be buried in the ball pit, then jump up and scream! He would play in that ball pit all day if he could! JP also loves music… dancing and wiggling around, sometimes trying to make sounds along with the words. If he was ever upset, his caregiver would turn on his favorite songs and he’d be back to his happy self in no time – smiling and laughing. In July, JP was beginning to take his first steps independently and had become very comfortable walking around the room holding the wall/someone’s hand. He had also started to try and spoon feed himself a few bites of meals, however he would quickly give in and let the caregiver feed him so he could get food faster.

$945.00 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

Spastic Diplegia

 

 

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

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

Girl: 2016

Special Needs: Autism

Bethany is a sweet little 3-year-old!  She enjoys playing with her toys and will often imitate what the older children are doing. She also like to have close contact with other children and adults in her home. Bethany was diagnosed with autism and would need some special attention from her new family. Would you consider welcoming her into yours?

Update July 2020:

She is very lively, active and curious child.  Her speech is  underdeveloped  – separate words. Calm. Waves for goodbye.

She feeds herself with a spoon sometimes spilling. She undresses herself alone, assists in dressing, e.g. reaches out an arm or a leg. Uses diapers. She is not picky about the food.

She can play alone or with other kids. She has a good potential for development, but needs constant continuous work for development of the speech, communicative skills and enrichment of the activities that she does.

*** 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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma

Additional photos and video available.

Tristan has a severe skin condition. Look at that smile in spite of what must be very painful and itchy sores. A report from August 2018 says the following:

Tristan has a pair of bright eyes. He has a smile, he is so shy and cute when he laughs. He loves clean. Although he is young, he always spreads out the little towel, puts the bowel and spoon on the towel and has a meal carefully each time when it’s time for a meal. He knows to clean his face and mouth after a meal, and tells the caretaker that he eats over. When the caretaker praises him “well done”, he shows his happy smile. He likes all kinds of snacks and his favorite foods are ships and chocolates; he also loves all kinds of fruits, such as apple and pear. His favorite fruits are bananas. He is fond of watching cartoon; sometimes when there is familiar music from TV, he knows to sing follow it. His favorite cartoon is Boonie Bears. He sleeps alone in his cradle.

Tristan can go upstairs and downstairs without help, can jump off floor with both feet, can go upstairs one foot per step, can hold a pen with right hand, can hold a pen with full hand and scribbles on the book. He also can grasp a small ball with his hand, throw the ball away. He knows red color, count numerals of 1-5. He is fond of playing with toys. He is happiest when he is playing with toys. Usually he can play with toys alone over 10 minutes. He likes all kinds of toys. He can take a toy with his hand and plays with it, he puts it back after he doesn’t play; he can put on and take off socks and shoes. Due to his skin, he is difficulty in putting on and taking off clothes.

He can say some phrases; he is very clever and is not afraid of strangers. Each day, he sees that the caretaker goes to work or off the work, he says “good morning, mom” “goodbye, mom” on his own initiative. When he sees the repair men in the institute, he also says hello to them with open arms. The staffs like him very much. He knows the adult’s words and he also can communicate with the adult. He states out his needs on his own initiative and makes the caretaker to know his meanings. Sometimes we ask him “how old are you?”, he answers “4 years old”. In the group, he knows the names of all children, like a big brother; even if the children change their beds each other, he also knows to state out their names. He often plays with children together in the group. Sometimes he is naughty and grabs the toy with other children. He enjoys that he is praised by the adult, he is so happy at that time. Sometimes he is naughty, he shows his unhappiness and grievance when is criticized by the caretaker.

Please won’t a family adopt this sweetie and help make his life with this skin condition as comfortable as possible as he continues to grow and thrive!

$4,979.40 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!

Girl, born 2007
PRC
Spina Bifida (post-op)

Simone is an amazing and beautiful girl who is described by her caretakers as gentle, cute, diligent, and honest. Simone is attending school and is said to recognize and understand things quickly and have a quick response. She listens carefully and follows the teachers’ directions. Simone takes part in group activities and gets along well with the other kids. She is a bit more reserved when it comes to working or interacting with adults or children she does not know, though she would not refuse to work with them. Despite being quiet, she is said to have rich inner emotions. Simone has a strong self-esteem and is willing to admit her mistakes and make corrections. She likes to share with others when she has received praise from her teachers. She is obedient and is willing to help others. Simone is independent in her care. She can feed herself, put on and take off her own clothes and shoes, comb her hair, wash her face, brush her teeth, take a bath, and go to the toilet on her own. Simone is diagnosed with post-op spina bifida. Though her spina bifida does not affect her gross motor skills, she is incontinent. This may be the very thing that has caused her to wait all these years, but it should not be. Simone is an all-around awesome young lady with so much to offer the world! Her forever family has been missing out, but we know they are out there!

MANY videos available.  A specific adoption agency has a $1000 grant offered for her adoption.

$423.00 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

Arnold chiari syndrome
flaccid paraplegia
anemia

 

Listed: December 2017

 

$2,557.30 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 2019

Down Syndrome
Unspecified disorder of psychological development
Other disorders of nervous system, not elsewhere classified

Listed: June 2020

$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!

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Limb differences (right hand, right leg)

 

Listed: Feb 2020

 

Dominic needs to be adopted prior to his birthday in January 2021!

 

$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!

garryBoy, born 2016

congenital brain malformation: leptomeningeal cyst of back cranial fossa, hypoplasia of left cerebellar hemi-sphere, ventriculomegalia, atrophic process
Congenital heart defect:  tetralogy of fallot, ventricular septal defect, stenosis of pulmonary artery, other congential malformation of the cardiac septa, heart failure
cystic dilation of collecting ducts atopic dermatitis
umbilical hernia
congenital deformity of the hip
hereditary optic atrophy
rickets

Listed:  July 19, 2016

Sweet boy needs a family!

$1,602.50 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 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

update from March 2020: She lags behind, compared with other kids of her age. She has poor speech with poor learning skill. She can speak single characters at one time. The teacher said that when in class, the teacher demonstrated “1” and she could stick up her fingers and say “1.” She is a quiet, well-behaved girl; she likes to play, and happily plays with a little friend. She walks on her own, and it not yet potty-trained. She can scribble on paper and pick up tiny things with her fingers. She has poor language skills and poor learning skills. She can speak single characters only, and she follows simple directions (such as ‘bring a ball to the teacher’). Nan loves things that are colorful, and she likes to play with construction blocks, watch cartoon movies and playing with balls.

Videos of Nan are available!

$2,749.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2019

Down syndrome
ventricular septum defect
minimal patent ductus arteriosus
minimal open foramen ovale

 

$1,227.00 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 2018

congenital hydrocephaly
congenital defect of development of corpus callosum
torticollis

Listed: Jan 2019

 

$3,233.80 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!

Girl, born 2017

Listed; January 2020

angelman syndrome
Other disorders of psychological development
Expressive language disorder
Valgus deformity
Hypermetropia

The girl does not talk. She can walk with support. They feed her.

$1,550.50 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!

faith

faith1Girl, born 2012

Cornelia deLange Syndrome
heart issues

Listed: Feb 2017

 

ADOPTED DOMESTICALLY!

evelyn1 Girl, born 2008
Spina bifida (condition after surgery), paraparesis, secondary hydrocephalus

 

 

Adopted Domestically!

Girl, born 2018

Lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Convergent concomitant strabismus

 

$373.50 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!

guardianangel Boy, born 2016

Hydrocephalus
spastic tetraplegia
epilepsy
severe mental delay
mixed specific disorders of psychological development
atopic dermatitis
congenital deformation of foot
polydactyly
optic nerve atrophy
cardiomyopathy

 

$1,617.30 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

Listed: January 2020

 

Taken home by family!

 

Girl, born 2015

Gracelyn is a beautiful little girl who has Down syndrome, West syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.

Update Oct. 2019

Diagnosis: Translocation Down syndrome; West Syndrome; Spastic CP; GERD; equinovarus foot (clubbed foot)

Gracelynn was raised by her birth family for the first year of her life. She began having seizures at the age of 6 months. She was placed in the orphanage 5 days before her first birthday. Gracelynn was placed on medication to control her seizures before arriving at the orphanage. She has been monitored by a neurologist and had check-ups every 6 months. An EEG when she was 23 months old showed no epiletic activity. Following a neurology appointment when she was 3 years old, due to the lack of seizures and seizure activity for 2 years, seizure medication was reduced. She began presenting with signs of seizures after the reduction of medication, so the medication was resumed and seizure activity stopped. No seizure activity has been observed since her medication was resumed. Gracelynn also has GERD and experiences gas pains and vomiting as a result. She’s also had several instances of pneumonia. It is possible that Gracelynn has aspiration issues, but this has not been medically diagnosed, as it is not something they typically test for in her birth country. She is being treated with medication for GERD.

Gracelynn lives in the “medical ward” section of the orphanage. This means that while her medical and therapy needs are being met, she does not have many opportunities to interact with other children or to improve developmentally. She spends a large portion of her day alone in a crib. When on her back, Gracelynn will roll onto her right side. She tries to sit up by lifting her head and her legs. She can hold her head up and she sits upright when placed in a walker or special chair. She will follow voices and objects with her eyes. She turns her head when her name is called. She will occasionally reach for toys. She eats soft mashed food from a spoon.

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

$2,596.65 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, unknown eye issue (not in file)

Delfina is a precious little girl who is described by her caretakers as spirited and sweet. She has lots of personality and snuggles to share! Delfina loved celebrating the holiday season with her nannies and friends. She especially enjoyed dressing up in festive hats and playing with jingle bells. Delfina loves getting her picture taken. Immediately after seeing a camera, she will get in front of it and pose or flash a great big smile. Delfina usually asks to see the pictures by plopping down on the photographer’s lap and pointing to the camera. Delfina has a big smile and an even bigger personality!

Staff say that she has matured and learned about stretching her imagination and playing with others. She likes to build and stack blocks, read books, and play outside. Watching Delfina explore the world around her is a joy, and between her wonderful hugs and loving pats on the back, she’s won over all of her caretakers’ hearts. Delfina’s nannies love sharing about how smart, strong, and adorable she is. Her enthusiasm for life is endearing. Whenever you introduce her to a new toy or game, she doesn’t hesitate to join in on the fun. Popping bubbles is her current favorite activity and the joy she exudes is contagious!

Delfina was born with Down syndrome and CHD- TOF, Perimembranous VSD, Pulmonary stenosis, Right ventricular hypertrophy, and PFO. We are trying to find out if she has had any surgeries, because her outdated medical file doesn’t mention any. It also appears that Delfina has had something happen to her right eye since her file was prepared. We are not sure if she has any vision in that eye or not, but are also looking to get more information about that. It’s clear Delfina brings so much joy to her caretakers. We hope her forever family will see her soon, so they don’t continue to miss out on that joy!

Delfina has a $1,000 Agency grant with a specific agency for her adoption.

$15.00 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: 2017

Listed: June 2019

Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of the central nervous system – hydrocephalus permagna. Condition after implantation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Symptomatic epilepsy. Convergent concomitant strabismus. Atopic dermatitis. Second degree prematurely born baby.

This is the case of a male child born prematurely – 2nd degree with hydrocephalus diagnosed prenatally. At the age of 2 months he had a liquor drainage surgery with implantation of a VP-shunt. He is delayed with reference to all indicators of the physical and neuro-psychic development. Nasogastric-tube feeding is applied due to missing nutritional reflexes.

This is a child with hypertensive – hydrocephalic syndrome. Liquor draining surgery has been done. The child was fed by way of nasogastric-tube until the age of 1 year and 8-9 months; after that he was taught to eat with a spoon. The child has visual and hearing perceptions. He is unable to control his head. He is unable to flip from back to front or to sit. He is delayed in his physical and neuro-psychic development – speech and motor skills.

He reacts when spoken to and when touched and smiles.

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

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

New videos & update from 2019!
Video 1, video 2

Della is an adorable little girl! She came into care at the approximate age of three. She is now almost 5 years old, and although her mental and language development is delayed, her mental is considered above average compared to other kids with Down syndrome of the same age. She is easygoing and obedient; she is easygoing most of the time. Della is busy, playful, and impatient. She is still in diapers. Her motor skills are pretty normal. She can walk, run, and go upstairs and downstairs. Her fine motor skills are good:  she can draw, not scribbling, and she can string beads and pick up tiny things, especially food.

We can’t wait to see her continue to make big gains in a loving family of her own!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Della’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$1,516.20 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!

Girl, born 2018

Down syndrome

Nava is an adorable little girl who loves music and loves to move her body to the music. She has a regular routine during the day and sleeps well at night. We sure hope her forever family sees her and brings her home while she’s still so young!

There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Nava’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

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

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, hearing loss

Listed: Oct 2019

Tinsley is a beautiful little girl, with Down syndrome and significant hearing loss in both ears. Tinsley can turn her head from side to side, roll over, and kick her legs and wave her arms. She looks at the nanny’s face when she is being cuddled and will smile back at her nanny when her nanny smiles at her. Tinsley will cry when she wants to be cuddled and quiets down quickly once held. Her nanny describes her as so very lovely! When Tinsley is happy, she will babble, sticks out her tongue, or chuckle. Tinsley loves to take a bath! Slapping the water and splashing around makes her so happy. Tinsley would thrive in a family who could teach her sign language to help her communicate. Could that family be yours?

There is a $3,500 agency grant for Tinsley’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$1,252.00 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 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Update & new pic from Oct 2019!

Shelbie Mae does speak, usually in short sentences (2-3 words). She attends a school for kids with special needs. Shelbie enjoys singing and dancing; she doesn’t know the lyrics but she does know the tunes. She is outgoing and active, and flexible with changes in her routine. She maintains eye contact, and likes to give hugs. Shelbie likes to play with the other kids.

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Outgoing Shelby is always ready for fun! She’s always ready to join in games or music classes. Shelby was born with Down syndrome so she’s a little behind her peers in development. Shelby can run, climb stairs, and copy simple drawings. Her biggest areas of delay is in language development, but is speaking a few words and is pretty chatty. Otherwise, she has been physically healthy and rarely gets sick. Shelby is pretty self-sufficient and can dress herself- buttons and all! Shelby is curious and observant. She loves to imitate others, especially following adults in the latest dance moves.  Are you ready to practice your dance moves with Shelby?

Families qualify for a $5,000 subsidy with her current adoption agency, AND a $3,000 grant from Love Without Boundaries.

*** Shelby Mae has received an additional $5,000 Grant! ***

$1,500.00 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 2016

Other disorders of psychological development
failure to thrive
Atrial septal defect

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

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

Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: Congenital cardiac malformation – Aortic valve stenosis. Status after aortic valve commissurotomy. Aortic coarctation resection. Slight aortic insufficiency. Peripheral pulmonary stenosis. Moderate to severe mental disability.

ADOPTED DOMESTICALLY

 

 

$1,009.98 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Listed:  Dec 2017

Update from 2019: Beatrice has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease.  Beatrice is learning speech and has made progress. She can say simple phrases and names, such as “hello, teacher” and the names of her friends. Beatrice can express her needs in simple words and she can understand instructions. Her file states that she can walk, go up and down stairs, and climb over fences without assistance. Beatrice’s files states that she is helpful and will assist her teacher in organizing, putting chairs back to their proper place, help other children put on shoes, and sweep with a broom. Her file shows she’s very attentive towards others and will help children get up if they fall while playing.

*** Beatrice received a $5,000 Grant! ***

$1,151.94 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 2013

Down Syndrome

He’s a very smart boy, he understands everything but cannot talk.

 

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$679.50 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 2016

patent ductus arteriosus

Listed: Aug 2019

 

$1,290.86 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 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: Nov 2018

Elijah was born with Down syndrome and a Congenital Heart Defect. He seems to know how to have fun!

His caretakers describe him as cute, outgoing and delightful, and say he rarely cries. When you hug him and talk to him, he instantly smiles. He loves to listen to music and sing along.

*** Elijah received a $5,000 Grant! ***

$75.86 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

HIV

VERY good, smart and beautiful girl!

 

$125.70 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!

Boy, born 2017

possible HIV infection or contact with smb. HIV positive
encephalopathy of unspecified aetiology

atrial septal defect
ventricular septal defect

Listed: March 2019

Izak has two older siblings, same region but far away; they must be adopted together!

$1,285.00 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 July 2012
PRC
malnutrition, developmental delay, oral deformity. ametropia and double strephenopodia

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

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

$11,013.30 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, CHD (PFO and PDA)

Listed: April 2019

Update December 2019: Everly is a sweet girl who is affectionate and has an infectious giggle! She has Down Syndrome which has delayed her development. Over the last 4 months, Everly has made some significant improvements in her social and physical development. Everly can roll over independently, and crawls quickly when motivated! She is able to get up into standing position happily, and enjoys cruising around furniture. She has started walking with carer’s holding both of her hands. She LOVES this! She can sit unsupported, and enjoys watching bubbles being blown! This sunshine girl enjoys hugs and the company of others! She loves to play hand games with people and gives kisses on the cheek! She loves receiving kisses too!

Everly is part of family style care where she has 5 consistent caregivers, and lives with 8 other children all under the age of 4. Everly has therapy sessions two times per week where she has opportunities to work on her development through play! She makes sounds to communicate and enjoys face to face time with others. She has not verbalized with simple words yet, but she enjoys connecting with people and has become a sociable little girls in the last few months.

Update June 2019:  These videos show her play and developmental level. She self soothes by rocking her chair, lots of oral stuff (putting toys to mouth), and is starting the “chuck the toy over the side.” She also has some pre-verbal sounds.  Video 1, Video 2

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

$42.00 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 late 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (post-op)

Listed: August 2017

Lily Mae is a friendly, creative, and adorable little girl, born in November of 2014 with Mosaic Down syndrome and CHD-CVAC/ASD/VSD/PFO.

Lily Mae loves to help other people, and she always greets volunteers with a happy “hello”. She gets along well with the other children, her nannies, and her teachers. Lily Mae is in the orphanage’s highest level kindergarten class, and her favorite activity at school is arts & crafts. She loves just about any project that has to do with paint or paste! Lily Mae has had surgery to treat her heart and she is currently in good health and not taking any medication. She can say some simple Chinese words such as “thank you,” “hello,” and “okay.” She understands what is said to her, and she can follow instructions very well! Lily Mae can wash her hands by herself and she knows how to help tidy up the room after play time. She needs help with self-care skills, but she continues to learn and grow!

Lily is ready to meet each challenge with a smile. Will you join her?

Families qualify for a $2,500 grant through a specific adoption agency.

$96.30 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 2013
CO-7
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2019

Evangeline is an adorable little girl with Down syndrome. She likes to dance, color, play hide-and-seek, and toss a ball. The agency would love to share more information about Evangeline with interested families!

There is a $2,500 agency grant Evangeline’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$1,396.80 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, born 2018

other specified disorders of brain
microphthalmos

Listed: Jan 2019

$1,175.50 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

Listed: Feb 2019

Clementine loves greeting people!  Sweet Clementine is always ready to say hello with a big smile to new arrivals. Clementine was born with Down syndrome and is delayed in all areas. Physically her skills are quite good and she has good strength. She was sitting independently, standing with something to hold for support and crawling at 15 months. She loves to imitate sounds and words and is quick to greet people. Clementine is a happy, good-natured baby who is ready to thrive in a family!

Are you ready to be the one to get all of Clementine’s smiles?

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

Families may qualify for a $2,500 subsidy through her current adoption agency.

$1,223.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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 2013
PRC
Congenital retinal degeneration, developmental delays

Listed: April 2017

UPDATE 2018:  There are several other photos & videos available.  Harlow desperately needs a family.   She really cannot wait years to be adopted without any medical care or better care at the orphanage to give her the stimulation she needs.  Without this care, she will sink further and further to the point she may not be able to be reached.

From the agency:  When the update came in, it was hard to read. But I powered through. Until I saw this:

 

“Please describe his/her personalities in detail? No personality”

No personality. No personality. I kept reading it over and over again. No personality. This cannot be so. Her referral, from two years ago, describes her as “giggles when she is touched; lovely when she smiles; enjoys that someone accompanies and plays with her.” Now, no personality.

In continuing to read the update, and comparing it to the two year old referral, it is pretty clear that Harlow has been forgotten. She does not go to school. She cannot perform any fine motor skills simply because she cannot see. She cannot perform most gross motor skills simply because she is given no chance to. She spends her days in her crib. Alone.

I am fairly certain that it should not read ‘no personality,’ but instead should read ‘no spirit,’ or ‘lost spirit,’ or ‘crushed spirit.’ It is not her personality that is lacking, but her spirit slipping away. She has been given up on by those around her, and has no other option but to give up on herself.

Harlow lives in dark, quiet solitude. No place for a child. She has lost hope. But we have not. We still see potential. We still see hope. And we will continue to share about Harlow until a family – HER family – sees it too.

The update is concluded with:  “Anything else you think the family should know about this child? No”

A response laden with hopelessness and doubt. A response lacking any type of love or compassion for this child. This soul whose spirit is in there somewhere, but if she stays where she is, will soon be gone forever.

The agency that currently has Harlow’s file is also offering a $1500 grant.

$8,138.82 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: 2018

Listed: 3/2020

CO8

Johnny is a calm and affectionate boy who is happiest when he gets to play. He likes toys he can drag and building toys especially when they are colorful. He finds it very fun to build little towers and then destroy them. Johnny enjoys spending time with other kids, even though sometimes he might be shy at first. He relates positively to them but prefers it when they take the lead to talk to him. He is very receptive in his relationship both to kids his age and adults.  

Johnny has a diagnosis of Down syndrome with developmental delay, a gastrostomy and thyroid profile within the normal upper limit for his age. He is a little late for his age on his speaking and would do best in a family that can help him work on this. His family must be very loving and work consistently on his development.

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

4 Siblings!

9 year old boy, 8 year old girl, 6 year old boy and 4 year old girl

The oldest boy, Andy (age 9) is creative and can draw beautifully. His social skills are developed according to age. He is able to communicate verbally and can clearly tell about his wishes and feelings. He likes sports activities. He is inquisitive and tries to do his homework. He has difficulties in concentrating on a task that requires longer time and can quickly gets tired, offended and angry. His language development is delayed. He has difficulties in dealing adequately with conflict situations, respecting borders, accepting criticism or correction and has anxious behavior. He tends to disobey the rules and react to remarks with anger and resentment. He is friendly with peers but not always friendly with his sisters and brother. He is a strong leader. His psycho-emotional state is stable and he needs to continue to learn to control his emotions.

Brenda, the 8 year old girl is loving, kind, generous and hardworking. She likes to sing, dance and swim. She likes to dress up, wear dresses, create hairstyles and help with household chores. She likes to go to school but has difficulties in Latvian, English and mathematics. She has language delays. She is friendly with peers and makes eye contact with adults and shows affection for them. If something is not right, she tends to get very angry and resentful. She is always interested and feels responsible for her siblings.

Carl, the 6 year old boy, is inquisitive, explores his surroundings and shows a desire to learn something new. He likes to play with Lego, toy cars, puzzles and play board games. He is also active and likes to play ball and ride a scooter. He is beginning to read and put syllables together. He has language delays and his social skills are developed according to his age. He fits well into the work of groups and follows the rules of behavior adopted by a group. He has become more independent and shows a sense of humor. He attends a pre-school institution and is in an educational program for children with language development delay.

Dani, the 4 year old girl, is very kind by nature and knows how to and likes to care for others. She likes to play with dolls and ride a scooter. When playing with peers or younger children she is like a teacher and enjoys instructing others. She has a tendency to get angry when something is not right and defends her opinion. The girl creates a game with a story and various events. She has language delays and her social skills are age appropriate. She has great motor skills developed appropriate to the age. She is becoming more and more independent. She begins to realize that her actions have consequences and is learning to limit herself. She shows care for younger children and attends kindergarten.

The children have suffered from emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well as neglect. They have received social rehabilitation for children who have suffered from violence, medical assistance and appropriate education. Rehabilitation has made the children more balanced and aware of what to do in an emergency. They need special attention and love, patience and strict boundaries.

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2019

Down Syndrome

 

 

$1,228.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2013

Down syndrome

condition after surgery of atriventricular communication

Listed: Jan 2019

 

Update May 2020:  Vivi has 4 older siblings: they must be adopted together!

 

*** I have received a $5,000 Older Child Grant! ***

$6.30 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

Disorder of the Brain
Other disorders of psychological development
Fused fingers
Fused toes
Other iron deficiency anemias
Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance
Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies
Atrial septal defect

Listed: Dec 2019

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

Donnie
Boy: 2016

Diagnosis: mental delays

Donnie was placed in a foster home when he was one week old. His social worker has reported that this is not a good placement for him. The foster mother is older and refuses to take Donnie to appointments for early intervention services. It has also been reported to the social worker that Donnie is being abused in the foster home by an older child that also lives in the home. The social worker reported personal observations of neglect and abuse as well. This has lead to trauma and regression. The social worker also reports that there is no attachment between the child and foster family and that he is treated like an object and not a child. While Donnie is diagnosed with delays, it is believed by the professionals that have observed him that the majority of his issues are related to the environment that he lives in and his experiences in that home. More details are in his full medical report.

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

*** I have received a $2,000 Grant! ***

$5,386.93 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!

CallieGirl, born 2009Callie2 (1)
PRC
Turner syndrome

Listed: December 2015

 

Family in process — waiting to travel!

Boy: 2018

Special Need: down syndrome, low birth weight (4th degree premature), heart malformation, encephalopathy, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, developmental delays

Sweet little Emmett was born very premature which resulted in his heart and lungs not being fully developed. He was in an oxygen tent for 4 months. Emmett can grasp onto toys but he does not manipulate them. He does not look for the toys. He reacts to contact by adults but he shows emotions poorly. When his face is stroked, he will sometimes smile. He utters sounds and syllables when trying to communicate with adults around him.

*** I have received a $2,000 Grant! ***

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

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2019

Sayer is a precious little boy who loves to be cuddled. He has a ready smile and is described as active and lovely. Sayer loves to play peek-a-boo and will giggle loudly every time he sees the caretaker. He is an outgoing child who warms up quickly, even to strangers. Sayer had a great update about a year ago this time and we are hoping that another one might be coming for him!

The agency has videos available.  Sayer has a $2,500 agency grant for his adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$1,009.50 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: 2009

Vinnie is a very happy little guy who lives in Eastern Europe. He is very social and possesses basic cognitive abilities such as recognizing objects and understanding and performing simple instructions. Vinnie daily routine includes activities that are tailored to his abilities and specific health needs. Vinnie attends kindergarten and works with a resource teacher. He can hold a pencil correctly and colors when prompted.

Listed: November 2017

Vinnie appears younger than his actual age.  He is allergic to milk and yogurt. He understands he needs to wash his hands and face, and brush his teeth however, his health-hygiene habits are still developing.  He uses the toilet but needs a diaper as he does not yet inform of his physiological needs. Vinnie attempts to dress and undress himself alone but needs help form an adult. He eats independently and has a good appetite.

Vinnie actively looks for attention and physical closeness. His speech and vocabulary are developing. He follows simple instructions and maintains good eye contact. There is no evidence of significant increased impulsivity, aggression or auto-aggression. He follows verbal instructions related to everyday life, likes to listen to music and look at books. His vocabulary has significantly improved, and he says the names of everybody in his surroundings.

*** Vinnie has received an Older Child Grant of $5000!  ***

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

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

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

 

*** I have received a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Blind

Madeline is an adorable little girl with a beautiful smile! Madeline recently spent a year at a foster home for blind and visually impaired orphans. Staff at the foster home said, “Watching Madeline blossom from an overly timid and scared child into a lively and happy little girl has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Madeline is still shy, but she has the sweetest smile when she accomplishes something new. She was very nervous the first time we took her to the pool, but after a few seconds with her feet in the water she was ready to jump right in! I’ve never seen her happier than when she’s playing in the pool. Madeline loves hugs and kisses, when she hears the voice of someone she loves she will call out to great them and walk over for a hug. She will bring so much brightness and love to a forever family.”

Madeline was learning cane skills and can navigate short routes on her own, and longer routes with someone telling her where to go. She can express her basic needs such as when she is hungry, thirsty or needs to go to the bathroom, but only when she is asked directly. Madeline follows directions and is clearly very smart, but selective about when she speaks. Towards the end of her time at the foster home, Madeline was starting to speak spontaneously and in more complex sentences, as she felt safe there. She was also learning English and had fantastic pronunciation. Madeline was recalled to her orphanage and she desperately needs a family to get to her so she doesn’t regress from all that she had gained!

December 2019 Written Update:
Self-care: She can walk, run under the guidance of someone else, brush her teeth, wash her face, and eat by herself with a spoon. However, food sometimes drops mid-way due to her vision issue. She can use the toilet on her own, but she needs adults to take her to the toilet.

Emotion: She likes to give hugs to those she knows well. She wants hugs from others too. She is very close to her foster mom and her teachers. She trusts and relies on those she knows. She usually keeps a stable mood, but when she cannot find the toys she wants, she will get upset and anxious.

Cognition: She can tell different people apart by listening to their voice and she knows what she wants or doesn’t want. She also knows if she needs to go to the toilet. Under the guidance of her teachers, she can count numbers and recite poems and three-character sutras.

Speech: She says hello to the teacher and goodbye when she leaves. She can complete simple dialogue with the teacher or foster parents. When you ask her simple questions, she will respond to you. She can introduce herself.

Motor: She can walk independently under the guidance of adults and can run and jump with support of a hand. Her hands grasp things very well. She can play with toys and construction blocks. She can ride a twist car and follow the music to do morning exercises.

Many videos of Madeline are available!

Madeline has a $5,000 Bright Futures Agency Grant with Madison Adoption Associates.

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

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

Girl, born 2014

Down syndrome

 

Taken into domestic foster care!

 

Boy: 2017

SN: blindness, premature birth, anemia, hypotrophy, developmental delays

This sweet little boy was born at only 31 weeks and is blind in both eyes. He is able to stand upright but usually moves by rolling around. He can sit independently. Klein loves to plays with toys and he can manipulate them for long periods of time. He makes spontaneous sounds and syllables but does not speak words. He reacts to his name. This loving little boy would thrive with a family who could love him unconditionally and give him the support he needs. He cries often in his current group home but is soothed by physical attention and gentle voices, something that is hard for kids to get enough of in an orphanage.

*** I have received a $2,000 Grant! ***

Girl, born 2019

Down Syndrome

Listed: January 2020

Sweet little sleeping beauty; we hope to have new pics of her awake soon!

$1,075.63 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, nystagmus, congenital heart defects (PFO and ASD)

Listed: April 2018

Margaret is a sweet baby girl, born July of 2016, with a gentle disposition and a ready smile. She is closest to the caretaker in her room and her caretaker would add that she is active and lovely. Margaret likes listening to music and playing with toys, especially musical toys and toys that are brightly colored. Margaret can roll over, sit independently, and army crawl. Her fine motor skills are good. Margaret has typical delays in language and cognition for a child with down syndrome. She can make sounds and she is a good sleeper. Margaret’s official diagnosis is just down syndrome, but within her file it notes that Margaret has a CHD . We hope Margaret will find a family while she is still so young!

An adoptive family for Margaret is also eligible for a $5000 matching grant from RODS Racing!

$5,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2011
microcephaly, epilepsy, chronic malnutrition

Listed: July 2019
LA-E6

Marisol came into care at this home in 2014, and her physical and emotional health has improved.  Marisol enjoys playing with her dolls, going for walks, and drawing or doing art projects.

The adoption agency has more detailed information on this child that they can share with potential families.

$3,330.45 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 2013
PRC
Blind

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