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!

Brynlee

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Brynlee has Down syndrome. She came into care when she was about eight months old, and joined a foster family when she was one and a half. She is closest to her foster mother. This cute girl can walk several steps and say a few words. She gets along well with others and likes playing outside and toys that make sounds. She claps her hands when she is happy.

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

Rhonda #48-38

Girl: 2012

Rhonda spent the first 4 years of her life extremely neglected in the home of her birth family. She was placed in foster care at age 4, where she has thrived. She has made rapid progress in all aspects of her development since being placed in the foster home. She is being raised in a bilingual family and can speak both languages. She started kindergarten and speech therapy in September 2017. She now speaks in 2-3 word sentences and her speech is clear. She feeds herself, and can properly use both a fork and spoon. She drinks from an open cup. She has established hygiene habits: she brushes her teeth, dresses and undresses alone, and uses the toilet independently. She likes to play with other children and she easily creates friendships. She likes to dance and to draw. She can sing songs that she’s learned in kindergarten. She recognizes and names animals, colors, and can count to 3. The team member that visited her to take photos and videos said that she was very polite and sweet. Her social worker believes that due to the rapid progress made in her foster home, she has the capacity to overcome the delays that she has as a result of her first 4 years of life.

Photos and videos from September 2017 are available through the agency.

B/c we only have her file for a short time, donations will not be able to be accepted until a family is found for her.

Jeanette

Girl, born 2006
Blindness (total), prosthetic left eye.

Listed: October 2017

Jeanette can read braille at a grade 1 level. She can write on a brailler and a slate and stylus. She uses an abacus to do math including regrouping addition up to the hundreds place and subtraction. She knows how to type on a computer and is learning how to use screen reading software. She is very motivated by technology. She speaks fluently in Telugu and can converse in English. She is very comfortable moving around independently. She is very friendly with all the other girls and staff in her home.

Jeanette is curious about the world around her and is rarely slowed down by her blindness. She thrives with one on one attention. She loves to laugh. She used to attend a school for the blind in the community but the class sizes were very large and quality of teaching was poor, so she is currently being taught at home and is doing very well in a small setting. She is very bright. Jeanette has a lot of love to give and is sweet and endearing.

Jeanette has a $5000 agency grant offered by a specific grant.

*** 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 ***

Chance and Grace #

 

Family history: biological mother with moderate mental delay, neurotic  decompensation;

Chance: 2011

Special needs: 2nd degree of prematurity; Hyperkinetic disorder with disturbance of activity and attention. Mild mental delay. Delayed speech development

Chance has well-developed gross motor skills. His fine motor skills need to develop further; He very much likes listening to music and he demonstrates great interest in cars (not only car toys but real cars, too) Chance has been developing his active speech lately – he is using separate words and is forming simple sentences. Chance initiates contact and interacts well with his peers. He is not aggressive. Chance eats independently. He is also able to dress and undress independently. Chayce controls his physiological needs.

Grace: 2013

Special needs: 1st degree of prematurity; Epilepsy – grand mal; Hyperactivity syndrome; Convergent strabismus of the left eye;

the mother was HBsAg (+) during pregnancy and birth;

Grace’s gross and fine motor skills are well-developed. Her intellectual development is within the norms for her age. Grace is quite talkative and she uses many words, as well as simple and complex sentences in her speech. Grace presents as an extrovert and she tends to be a leader. Grace has formed her self-service skills. She is potty trained but she still wears diapers during the afternoon nap in the kindergarten, as well as during the night. She controls and announces her physiological needs but she sometimes wets her diaper at night.

 

Davy

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Until recently, David has been in the care of an amazing foster home. There, the ayis LOVED him so much. His special ayi was so proud of all she could teach him. He is such a happy guy. He LOVES being cuddled and held and rocked and sang to. He is such a special little guy!

$1,551.22 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Justina

Girl, born 2002

spinal cord herniation of the lumbar spine; mild mental delay

An I600a must be filed by February 2018; otherwise she will age out and be unavailable for adoption.

It is hard to say if she wants to be adopted. Now she is close to age out and perhaps anybody could try to melt her fear. She is a very good girl with a good potential. She likes to dance in her wheel-chair, she participates in competitions. She is very active and a sports girl. She could participate in para-Olympic games.

I highly recommend her to a family living close to different activities to give her a chance to go in for sports.

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

Eugene #

Boy:  2015

Diagnosis: Low birth weight (2250gr.)– internal and external hydrocephalus. Condition after surgery of spina bifida aperta. Poor paraplegia of lower limbs. Left ankle deformation.
Eugene is a  very sunny, radiant and positive boy. Currently he lives in a Home for medical and social care. He has made  improvements in his development. He is learning to go from one place to another independently.  Now Eugene uses his wheel chair and also crawl. He is  trying to learn myself to eat independently and to drink from cup. Eugene is  also trying to talk and can repeat words after an adult. He likes the company of other children and he  eats and sleeps very well.
b/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

Percy #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis:  Down syndrome

Percy is sitting alone and tries to crawl.   Takes toys alone and plays with them.  He puts cube /small ball/ into box.  He recognizes his caregiver and is clam around children and known adults. He is uneasy, when he is outside around unknown people.

 

 

Emmaline

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect) and malnutrition

Emmaline came into care when she was about two months old and has been living in the orphanage since that time. She was recently moved to a special unit in the orphanage where she can receive better care. Emmaline can sit on her own and crawl on her belly (see her video!). Occasionally she will also crawl on her hands and knees. She has good fine motor skills and can feed herself with a spoon and turn the pages of a book. She understands instructions like “give me the toy”, “hug me”, “wave goodbye”, and “clap hands”. She doesn’t say words yet, but is making sounds. Emmaline is a sweet little girl who raises her arms to be picked up when she sees her caregiver coming. She gets along well with her peers. If her toys are taken away she will cry until her caregivers come to hold her.

$400.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Garrett

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Garrett is a little boy filled with so much joy and kindness. He is sweet and has everyone in his apartment wrapped around his finger. Garrett loves to play with friends and walk outside. He can talk and easily communicate things in his native language, he also knows a few English phrases. Garrett does well in school and is always so intentional about learning in his foster home.

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

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

Vikki

Girl, born 2017
Down syndrome

Vikki has beautiful, big brown eyes! She is a calm baby and will only fuss when she is hungry, sleepy or needs her diaper changed. She eats every four hours and will lift her head while her foster mother feeds and talks to her. She is beginning to smile, make babbling sounds, play with her hands, sucks on her fingers, and turn her head towards sounds. Vikki was born at 40 weeks gestation and has Down Syndrome.

 

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Valentine

Boy, born 2007

Listed: Feb 2014

From the family hosting Valentine in summer 2017:
Valentine is polite and affectionate, in an appropriate way. He is easy-going and gets along with everyone. He is gentle with our younger children (ages 5 years and almost a year old). He is athletic and likes to be active; he particularly enjoys soccer and jumping on our trampoline. He is observant and is a quick learner. He also has a silly streak and likes to make us laugh.

 

Valentine has received a $2400 Older Child Grant.

 

Jaz

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect, Hexadactylia (two thumbs on each hand)

Pictures & video from 2017 available.

Adorable soon to be three-year-old Jaz loves to watch herself in the mirror. She enjoys clapping her hands, making sounds, and making the other kids very happy! Jaz loves her foster mother and early childhood teacher. She gets along well with the other children in the orphanage, as well as the caretakers there.

Jax’s ASD closed on its own and she has received surgery in July of 2016 to repair her CECD (complete endocardial cushion defect type A). Jaz was originally listed as having some pulmonary hypertension due to her heart needs. In September of 2016, she had a heart echo which showed mild mitral regurgitation and decrease of left ventricular diastolic function. Jaz was crawling at 15 months of age, sitting up at 16 months, standing with support at 22 months, and walking with support at 24 months. Jaz started making sounds by 15 months and saying mama by 17 months. At 18 months she was reacting to her name being called and at 20 months she could follow simple instructions. Jaz is absolutely precious and we hope she finds a family as special as her!

Her current agency has a $5000 grant available.

$49.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shay #

Boy: 2016

Down Syndrome

Special needs:  Low birth weight. Down syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – many VSD – state after surgery treatment.

His muscle tone – hypotonic. Good head control. He turns from back to stomach, takes asymmetric elbow support. He has legs’ support corresponding to the calendar age. Catches with palms with left and right hands, puts hands together to the middle line but does not transfer a toy. The child listens to speech stimulation, decreasing his motor activity and looking in to the adult’s face. Actively traces bright objects into the four directions on 180 degrees. Emotionally responsive in the contact with the adult.

 

Marian #

Girl: 2010

Diagnosis: Disorder in psychological development, unspecified. Hypermetropia. Moderate mental retardation. Allergic dermatitis.

This sweet   girl resides in the foster family for last 2 years.   In the beginning of her placement into the foster family, she kept herself aside from the children, while now she definitely is looking for children and learning how to play with them.

She likes toys that move especially cars, but she also pays attention to musical and luminous toys. She also likes to swing, and she can sit on the cradle alone and keep herself. She likes to swing so much that she even laughs aloud while swinging. She moves freely into the space: walks, runs, goes down and upstairs – some of which are rather steep, she loves to slide, sits and stands up alone, crawls on both the ground and passes through a small tunnel, rises to her fingers, gives and picks up/takes toys, transfers from one hand to another, jumps, and spins around support.

The child attends public kindergarten/day care. There, for an hour every day, a resource teacher works with her! She can fully undress herself, but  she needs  some help to put her clothes on. She controls her physiological needs! She uses a normal toilet, not a pot. She loves the water very much and to take a bath. She loves to eat everything and she is not capricious to the food, chews normally. In the transition from the institution to the foster family, she first ate blend food.

She has potential for development but she still needs a lot of work with specialists. Definitely there is a positive change in the child’s development and behavior since she was placed into a foster family.

Tate

Boy, born 2016
Down syndrome & atrial septal defect

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Tate is a lovely and cheerful boy waiting for his adoptive family. Other than Down Syndrome and an atrial septal defect, Tate is a healthy little boy. He loves to hold toys and makes sounds to react to people. He is also able to roll over on his own and lift his head by himself. He asks others’ attention by making “Ba Ba” sounds, and asks to be held by reaching out his both hands. Tate smiles and laughs a lot. He was the unwanted and unplanned third child of his parents who couldn’t accept his disability. A family that will love him and care for him is exactly what he needs.

$3,995.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Harper Grace

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Harper came into care when she was less than a week old and joined a foster family in September 2015. She is close to her foster mother. She has Down Syndrome but is otherwise healthy. Harper can sit alone, crawl, and stand and walk with help. She imitates words and responds if you ask her to hand you her toy. She is described as an active, extroverted little girl with a ready smile.

Harrison and Henry

Boy, born 2013 & Boy, born 2011

Listed May 22, 2017

Must be adopted together!

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

 

DOMESTIC FOSTER CARE

Kyle

Boy, almost 3 years

FAS, microdeletion syndrome 15q13.3, facial dysmorphia, speech delay, hyperopia (wear glasses)

Listed: May 2017

This sweet boy is very energetic and friendly. He loves kisses and cuddles.

He was neglected by his biological mother and made a huge progress after his placement to a foster family. He attends a small preschool with 4-5 other children since September 2016 and enjoys it very much. His vocabulary enlarged and he can concentrate for a long time. He knows kids and caregivers names and has no problem with sharing toys. Everybody likes him and per his caregivers’ opinion he can be a leader in his group.

He has a good appetite but very fragile and petite. He can eat without help. He still wear diapers and learning how to use a potty. He likes to help cleaning the house and we have a video where you can see his energy and excitement of vacuuming the floor!

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

Marina

Girl, born summer 2012
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Marina is a cute and sociable 4 year old girl with Down Syndrome. She has straight, black hair and a shy smile. She’s described by her care takers as pleasant, she plays well with other children and can communicate with single words.

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

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

Cole #

Boy: 2015

Listed: 5/2017

Cole is 2 year old sunny boy, he is very sociable and loving who was prematurely born, Delayed neuro-psychological development.

Cerebral palsy spastic quadriparesis.  Estropia of the left eye. Horizontal nystagmus  There is no confirmed metabolism disorder.  Receives daily therapy.

He sleeps calm but sometimes he wakes up and wants to eat and after eating something small he falls to sleep again.

Since the last month he is able to walk and wants to go everywhere he is able and to explore the world around him. Cole really enjoys watching through the window especially if there are people outside.He vocalizes sound combinations; he is familiar with the objects from the surrounding environment. He knows that with the remote is used for switching on the TV, he knows the ball is for kicking, he knows where the music toys are.

 

Since he has started to walk he has very positive development, he is friendly and shows no aggression or self-aggression. He likes people to pay attention to him. Cole gets along well with the other children in the group.

 

Cole been developing very well in the last few months with a tendency to improve more and more. The therapy with the rehabilitator has very positive results for the child.

 

Logan

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2017

Outgoing Logan knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to let you know! He has a ready smile and loves to cuddle with his caretakers.

Logan loves eating his favorite foods, especially desserts. He likes interacting with the other children, swinging, and playing with balls. Logan has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. His heart has been tested and there are no current cardiac concerns. Logan is a very engaging and loving child who would do well with the loving care of a forever family!

$14,321 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lianne

guardianangelGirl, born 2014
CO-1
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2017

Lianne is generally healthy.

BEING ADOPTED BY A EUROPEAN FAMILY!!

Patty #5-1

patty2pattyPatty #5-1
Age: 1
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Patty can sit without support. She moves toys from one hand to the other. She demonstrates emotional attachment to specific adults and is shy around strangers. She plays appropriately with toys. She says some words and is also able to imitate sounds. A recent update from Patty’s social worker states that Patty is able to stand and walks without problem in a walker. She is standing stable when someone holds her. She needs time to start feeling comfortable with someone she don’t know. She doesn’t have any problems with her hands. She grabs toys, she is manipulating with toys, she is able to move things from one of her hands to the other one, and she is reaching her hand to catch an offered subject or a toy. She says some words and she is trying to use phrases. She likes to eat fruits and vegetables. She changes without a problem the TV channel. She loves animals. The foster family has chickens and dog and she love them.

Photos and videos of Patty are available through the agency.

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

Clio

guardianangelclioGirl, born 2012

Blindness, both eyes; Aphakia

Listed: Feb 2017

She needs a family ASAP!

$623.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

ADRIAN and ADRIANNA

adrianna

adrianBoy, born 2013
Autism

Girl, born 2012
Mild Autism
Adrianna talks, understands everything, communicates well with others.

 

Available fall 2017!

 

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gabby and Stephen #

gabby-stephanBrother and sister, ages 12 and 9

Listed: Feb 2017

The children are wonderful, despite the tough first years of their lives, living in a very poor environment and being severely neglected. Stephan was still a young boy, who had to take care of his younger sister. This made him much more mature than his calendar age. He is a bight and responsible young boy and it is easy to see how much he cares about his sister. Gabby loves her brother and count on his care and protection. The emotional bond between the two of them is very strong. Both kids have great potential for future development, if only provided with stable, loving and caring environment that only a family could give them.

GABBY, age: 9 years

Special needs: moderate spastic left-sided hemiparesis as a result of the tuberculosis meningoencephalitis suffered at the age of 3; grand mal seizures (with or without petit mal), not specified.

Gabby is a carefree, radiant and beautiful girl. She is calm and emotionally stable. She does not demonstrate any aggression/self-aggression. She is well-behaved and polite.

Gabby is well-intentioned, compliant and respectful in her relationships with adults and peers. She is sociable, talkative and affectionate. She communicates with both children and adults with ease. Gabby likes watching cartoons in her spare time and she is interested in solving math tasks.

STEPHEN, age: 12 years

Special needs: None! Healthy child, with normal development;

Stephen presents as a very bright and mature young boy. Stephen is calm and emotionally stable. He does not demonstrate any aggression/self-aggression. He is well-behaved and respectful. He observes the rules and norms. He shows solidarity in his communication with adults. Stephen is interested in his studies and he wants to succeed. He is motivated to acquire new knowledge and study.

Because we only have this  file for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for them.

Jayden

jayden1Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome

 

Oh sweet pea!!

$405.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Evita

girlsillouettenophotoEvita was born in May 2016 and has Down Syndrome. She’s very active, reaches for toys and grabs them. She can roll both ways. The director and doctor at her orphanage are very impressed with her development.

She is available to single mothers.

$2,754.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Emma Joy

emma-joyemma-joy2Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome
When Emma Joy first entered her orphanage she had a poor appetite so the caretakers needed to give her extra care by offering smaller meals more frequently. At the age of 1.5 years old she could sit on a bed and play with a toy alone and could walk anywhere in the room with a walker. At the time of her report she was 20 months old and able to understand what adults were saying to her. She could play hide-and-seek, say “mom,” and could express “goodbye” by waving her hands. She had a ready smile and her favorite activity was walking around in her walker. She was very curious and would look for other children playing. When the weather is nice caretakers took her outside to play. When she hears music she will stop whatever she is doing to figure out where it’s coming from. She enjoys music and wiggles her body to the rhythm.

Emma Joy can crawl on her hands and knees, pick up small objects with her fingers and scribble with a pen. When playing with blocks she was able to bang them together and put in and take out of a cup. She understood what “no” meant and could respond to others asking her for things. She was cooperative with dressing and fond of playing games.

Emma Joy was described as an active and cute little girl that all the caretakers love. Her favorite toys are dolls and a musical box.

$49.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Vance

vance-2016Boy, born February 14, 2001Vance-001
Down syndrome

Listed April 3, 2013

Vance is a cute, outgoing boy, with a winning smile!  He loves to play outside – particularly swinging and playing soccer.   He enjoys drawing and playing with puzzles and bricks.

Vance has a significant speech delay, but interacts with others using gestures and expresses himself well.

Update October 2016:  paperwork being fixed!

From a family who met him in late 2016:  As is sometimes an issue for older children, Vance would probably be best suited in a family without young children.  He will greatly benefit from one on one focus in an experienced adoptive family.  He deserves life outside an institution where he can grow and learn appropriate social behaviors from typical peers and siblings. 

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

Jenna #

JennaGirl, 2.5 years old

Listed: Oct 2016

Jenna is 2 and a half years old, and has been living in an orphanage since she was 6 weeks old. Jenna loves to be hugged, enjoys musical toys, and laughs when she is teased by adults. She plays well with other children and appears to enjoy being around them. Jenna appears to connect well with others emotionally.

Jenna is blind due to a complete retinal detachment in one eye and a partial detachment in the other. She is also developmentally delayed. She does not walk on her own, but can walk when led by an adult for a few steps. Jenna is not speaking and does not respond to verbal instructions from other adults. She is unable to feed herself, but is in the process of potty training. The reports describe Jenna as having “underdeveloped thinking operations.”

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

Maxim

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guardianangel

Boy, born 2005

Arnold-Chiari

 

syndrome, compensated hydrocephalus, flail legs, chronic pyelonephritis, nanism
subclinical hypothyroidism, Mild mental delaysmaxim-2016

 

Listed: May 22, 2015

 

VERY friendly, outgoing and happy, smart and tolerant to others. He likes to play with other children. He wants to be adopted.

From a family who met him:  Wonderful cheerful smiling boy! So grateful for little gifts, and eager to rush back to his groupa to share the goodies. He can wheel himself around very well.

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

Carrie

Guardian Angelcarrie-20162011Carrie was born in 2011.

Carrie was previously listed with her older sisters.  Her sisters were adopted domestically.

 

$734.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nika

Nika1nika-2017-2Girl, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2, 2016

New pic January 2017! 

UPDATE 2017:  Two and a half year old Nika is waiting for her forever family.  She is a lovely little girl who has Down Syndrome. She can crawl and walk freely. Nika can speak simple words, and loves music, playing with dolls and mirrors. She is closest to her caregivers and the other children she shares her room with. Nika is quiet and sweet with a ready smile. I have been praying for Nika that she will have her forever home soon. I believe in miracles that God will lead a forever family to her.

Nika is an adorable little girl who has just turned 2 years old! She arrived at the orphanage when she was about 4 months old, having been found at a coal yard. Nika has Down syndrome, with no known heart or other health issues. While her development is delayed, as expected, her overall development is good. She has good fine motor skills, and at the time of her report (August 2015) she was able to say several words. Nika was crawling at 13 months of age. Nika loves to look at herself in a mirror. She will pat her reflection, and touch her head to the mirror. Nika loves dolls, and enjoys playing with her nanny and the other kids in her room. Nika is a delightful and loving little one, who waits for her very own family!

$1,332.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Luthuli

boysillouettenophotoLuthuli is an intelligent 3 year old boy in South Africa who loves playing with his peers. While Luthuli was healthy for the first three months of his life, his head began to increase and his development slowed for unknown reasons. Recent assessments by a doctor have diagnosed Luthuli with Macrocephalus, brain atrophy and frontal bossing.

Listed: June 2016

While there are unknowns for Luthuli’s future development, he has been reported to be developmentally on target and has not shown signs of developmental delays or low intelligence.

The agency has photos and additional information available.

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

Alvaro #

Boy, age 4
prematurity (33 g.w.), severe mental delay, rejected hearing loss of the right ear, hypotrophy, severely delayed neuro-psychological development; underdeveloped speech.
Listed: June 14, 2016
Alvaro needs individual sessions with a speech therapist and psychologist.


Update June 2016: Although he does not really interact with peers, Alvaro enjoys being in the company of adults, receiving their personal attention and being caressed. He prefers playing with balls and cups.
Alvaro eats transitional food. He is making attempts to feed himself independently, while the adult is only helping him scoop the food with the spoon. Alvaro’s sleep is calm.


This boy would benefit from individual sessions with a speech therapist and psychologist.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

Holland

Holland 2015Holly 2Girl, born Oct 2011
PRC
Blind (retinal glioblastoma; secondary retinal detachment; glaucoma; left eyeball after enucleation)

Listed: Dec 21, 2013

Holland has delayed development. When admitted, she was 4 months old. At that time, she could make the sound of “gugu” if being teased and could hold your fingers if you touched her hand. At the age of 8 months, she could turn over and sit alone, hold the milk bottle to drink milk, and jump if you held her arms. At the age of 1 year, she could crawl forward and backward, knew her name, and could respond if you called her name. At the age of 1.5 years, she could walk with holding hands, imitate speaking, and could understand simple language. Now she can walk alone, can speak simple sentences. Her cognitive ability is not good due to her visual impairment. She likes toys with sound. Holland is quiet, lovely, shy, and sometimes likes toys and music. She likes playing games with familiar people and can smile when happy. Under careful care of everyone, she is growing up healthily and happily. She has built stable and close relationships with the nurturers.

Update from someone who met her in 2015:
Look who I saw on our orphanage visit. She looks great and is very confident in getting around. My heart just melted when I saw how great she is doing! Just look at her hair growing back!

$1,392.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Charlotte

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

Listed: May 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

$512.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Beckett

beckettBoy, born 2011

Listed: April 25, 2016

Beckett is facing transfer in summer 2017!!

 

 

 

$1,211.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Micah

Micah1Boy, born March 2013
T-G
Down syndrome, repaired cleft lip & palate, PFO

Listed: April 21, 2016

Micah is an adorable little 3 year old boy that is waiting for his forever family. Micah was seen by the agency team in September and they all fell in love with him! He has such a sweet smile and a wonderfully affectionate relationship with one of his caregivers – his face just lit up when she walked in the room! Micah is a generally happy little guy who gets along well with his peers. His caregivers told us that he is easy-going but definitely has a little bit of a serious and determined personality.

Micah’s favorite toys are stacking rings and a piggy bank that he likes to put plastic coins into. He also loves to dance! His caregivers stated that he understands many words and simple instructions, and he can speak several simple words. He walks well and loves to ride on a little push toy car. He can hold crayons and scribble on paper. Micah has Down syndrome. He also has a repaired cleft lip and palate, and PFO which is expected to repair itself as he grows older. The agency has additional information for interested families.

Additional information and photos have been shared online blog post 1 and blog post 2.

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

$1,027.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Scarlett

ScarlettGirl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2016

Miss Scarlett!  Scarlett has Down Syndrome. She is alert and sociable! At 13 months old, she was rolling from back to stomach, grasping toys, attached to her caregiver, would sit for a few seconds and continues to make great progress. She always has a ready smile and likes bright things.

$32.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Curtis

Curtis2 CurtisBoy, born March 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart disease

Listed: April 29, 2015

What a little love muffin Curtis is! Curtis is diagnosed as having down syndrome and is post-op CHD-TOF (elsewhere in his file it mentions an ultrasound reported PFO, ASD, and PDA).

 

Curtis has typical delays for a child with down syndrome. He could distinguish the difference between strangers and those close to him at the age of 6 months. At 9 months he was rolling over and could clap his hands and use his hands to get his favorite toys. Shortly after Curtis3he was crawling and able to recognize his name and respond when called. He has been beginning to learn some simple words and trying to pronounce them. Curtis is gentle and cute. He likes to snuggle and receive hugs from his caretakers. He likes when others play with him and when he is happy he will shake hands with other children and kick his feet happily. Curtis gets along well with the other children and is good about sharing his toys. Could you be the lucky family that gets to snuggle with this little teddy bear? Please help us find a family for Curtis now so he can get home while he is still so young!

$1,828.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Graceann

Graceann (2)

graceann-2015-2Girl, born December 2010
PRC
Post-op cerebral palsy

 

HOME!!!

Logan

guardianangellogan-2017Boy, born 2012

Cerebral palsy

Listed: August 3, 2015

New pic January 2017!

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/YWmLwrCJvxk

Logan is a very sweet boy! logan-2016 He is receiving some physical therapy in his baby house and learning to sit up now.  He looks like a darling child with a bright smile!  Please adopt him before he is transferred to the adult institution!  MANY photos available!

Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.

$4,652.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Geoffrey

geoffreyBoy, born 2010
Infantile cerebral paralysis, internal hydrocephalus, mental delay, crossed eyes, medically induced chronic hepatitis, hip joints contracture, partial atrophy of optic nerves, secondary cardiomyopathy, nanism

Such a little sweetie … look at those delicate fingers and big dark eyes!

Geoffrey’s grant has been gifted to Ray.

GEOFFREY IS BEING ADOPTED BY ITALIANS!

Shane

ShaneBoy, born October 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

From January 2015- Shane is under foster care in the orphanage. His caregivers say he is very smart. He learns fast and can figure out his own way. When he was learning to put on shoes, he would line all shoes up and try on each pair, and he would check it in the mirror to see if the shoes look good. He can walk to take his favorite toys and uses blocks to build something he likes and can also put away toys. Shane is not talking yet. He understands “no”. He will reach for things when given. Shane can follow directions of the teachers to do something like putting away toys and put on stickers. He will imitate the teacher to do something. He will learn after teacher how to wash face. When teacher praises him, Shane will be very happy. He is active and extroverted. He likes music, toys and games. He is brought to the potty at regular intervals and will not wet his pants. He is a good sleeper. Shane is active and happy and he likes to imitate. He loves toys and playing with adults.

 

$1,538.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Clyde

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

Sweet baby boy!

Listed: September 22, 2014

 

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

Luken

Luken (2)Luken (1)ADOPTED

 

Finley and Fern

Boy, born September 2013
spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy; congenital pes planus; hearing loss, unspecified; optic atrophy; strabismus; other specified congenital malformation of the heart

Finley will be transferred end of August 2017!!
From a family that met them July 2017:
Finley is precious and has the most adorable dimples! He walks very well and we are told has recently made incredible progress! The nannies love him and say is very friendly and helpful, and especially enjoys helping to set the table. He is soft spoken, but communicates well. We adored him!
Fern is doing so well! We were told he has improved dramatically with a change in medication. His smile just lights up the room!
Updated pics, video and info 7/17!!

Fern:  Boy, born 2016
other specified congenital malformations, atrial septal defect, patent ductus arteriosis, laryngeal hypoplasia
congenital hydrophenosis, congenital vertical talus deformity, esotropia, vitamin deficiency, cytomegaloviral disease

This region often waives the 10-day-wait.

$365.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brenden

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

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

Update Jan 2015:

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

 

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

Tallulah

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

Listed: May 2, 2013

 

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

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

The agency has a video available.

Update 2015: She is potty trained and can take care of herself. She speaks two or three words phrases now. But she understands everything. She understands what others are talking about and she can follow instructions.

She is attending special education preschool in the orphanage. In the special education class, she learns life common sense and children songs, poems, counting, drawing, etc. Her motor skills are as good as healthy children. She is flexible, active and lovely. She likes to dance. She always dance with television when there is a dance show. Her body is very flexible. She can run and jump. She is extroverted, she’s happy most of time. She’s been living group life here in the orphanage always. She gets along well with other children and caretakers. Although her language is not so good, she understands others well.

She likes to build blocks and play with beautiful Barbie dolls. She also likes to dress up beautiful dress or outfits. There is another Down Syndrome child in the pictures (Bruno). They came to the orphanage about the same time and have grown up together. They are very close. They both are extroverted, active and cute!

$4,360.59 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Isabelle #2-2

Isabelle Sept 2013 (1)Girl, Born February 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: September 27, 2010

 

 

Isabelle’s file is no longer available — she is either adopted, in foster care, or in the process of adoption.

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