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!

Brett #19-1

Boy, Born August 23, 2001

AGING OUT

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, Severe lagging behind in his development, Alopetio areata

Listed: June 23, 2010

Brett was born premature at home and taken to an open field, where he was abandoned. He was there for 6 hours before being rescued and taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for shock, hypothermia, bug bites all over his body and difficulty breathing. Once released from the hospital, he was placed in an orphanage and later transferred to a mental institution, where he lives today.  From a physical standpoint, he suffered several bouts of bronchitis and other sicknesses as a young child. He does have alopecia (hair loss), but does not have any other health problems at this time. Based on one of the video clips, it appears that Brett is able to pop his hip out of socket, as his can turn his leg at an unnatural angle.   He can walk and move freely around in his environment.

Brett suffers from many delays as a result of spending over 10 years in an institutionalized setting.   He walks, plays with toys, communicates using gestures and interact with adults at will. He is NOT aggressive.   The staff cares for all his basic needs and he is not receiving any academic instruction or any noted therapies at this time.  Several photos and videos of Brett from December 2012 are available.

 

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

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.

 

Oliver #11-60

Oliver2

Age: 2
polycystic left kidney

Oliver’s medical condition does not require any medical intervention at this time. His urine is cultured every month to check for infections and he has had 2 infections in his entire life, which were appropriately treated with medication.
Developmentally, Oliver has delays that are common in a child being raised in an institution. At the time of assessment, he was 26 months old and was assessed to be at an 18 month level. Oliver walks, feeds himself, and plays appropriately with toys. He has a 1:1 caregiver that spends time with him each day. He is bonded to her and seeks her out for help. When playing with toys, he was observed turning, transferring from one hand to the other, opening, turning the pages, pushing a button and tapping with the whole palm in an expectation to provoke a sound from the toy. He was observed walking around outside where he explored the environment and mimicked picking a flower. He is shy, but he interacts appropriately with familiar staff members. He mimics their actions and follows simple directions.

UPDATE March 2017: Oliver is a happy child who likes to play with cars, listen to music and take walks. He likes to be praised and doesn’t like to be interrupted.  He also likes to draw and play with playdough.  He takes some time to warm up to unfamiliar adults.

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.

Oliver shows  facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure

Franny

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (PDA)

Franny is a beautiful baby girl, with the best chubby cheeks you could spend hours kissing each day. Franny’s caregivers say she is an easy baby who doesn’t have a temper. In April of 2016, she could lay on her tummy and hold her head up. As of October 2016, she could roll over and crawl on her hands and knees. She babbles and tries to imitate words and can now sit up independently too. She had surgery for in August of 2016, for her heart defect. The orphanage feels she might have some hearing loss, though they haven’t formally tested her since she’s so young. Franny is fairly extroverted and is close to the other kids and the nannies at the orphanage. This sweet baby girl enjoys looking in the mirror, listening to music, and playing with toys. The agency was able to get a great update for her- they have videos, too.  Franny will be such a blessing to a very lucky family – could that family be yours?

$243.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mayson #11-61

maysonAge 2:
Diagnosis: Hemophilia B & esophageal atresia

Mayson is 2 years old and is living in an orphanage where the doctors and staff work diligently to address his medical needs. He has a gastric feeding tube (G-tube) and this is how he receives all of his nutrition. He walks, says a few simple words, follows simple directions, and engages with staff and other children.

A full medical report, photos, and videos are available through the agency.

from a family that met him 2/2017:
He is a very happy and social child with a bright smile.  He watches people a lot, especially in new situations.  While he is a bit shy at first, it doesn’t take much for him to join in.  When he gets excited and smiles, you can’t help but smile and laugh with him!  He seems to form bonds and likes to be included in activities.  He’s very easygoing.
$274.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Wrayna

wraynaGirl,

PRC

Down syndrome

Wrayna is an 11-year old sweetheart, with tiny splashes of silly and spunk thrown in. This girl loves to sing children’s rhymes and recite poetry, and she says that her favorite activities are doing art and writing characters. Her love for creativity is evident, in fact, as she spent much of our ‘free time’ doing crafts or filling in coloring books that I had brought along! Wrayna loved to have me do her hair in hairclips and bows, but while she said her favorite colors were red or pink, she often chose comfortable sweatshirts over ‘cutesy’ outfits … and wouldn’t hesitate, at the park, to run at the head of the pack with the boys.

Wrayna is an affectionate and people-oriented girl. Though it took her a moment to warm up to me initially, she quickly became connected and wanted to spend every minute together! Wrayna knew her friends at the camp and was considerate of those at her weekend foster home, bringing treats home for them on our last day at the camp and taking initiative to share. Wrayna is highly relational, but also independent, and she can play by herself for extended periods of time.

Wrayna’s special need does not define her or significantly hold her back, which is why I wait until now to write about it. In fact, over the course of the week, I found myself occasionally forgetting that I was talking to someone whose file says that she has Downs Syndrome. Wrayna is extremely high-functioning, and at age 11 seemed only two or three years younger than her typical peers. Wrayna can carry on conversations and understand concepts accessible to a child in early elementary school. She attends fourth grade at the special education boarding school, where she has learned to recite classical poetry, write some characters (her reading skills seem weak), and is so good at problem solving!!! One day I could NOT figure out the electric lights in a room, although I was inserting a key card. Wrayna looked at me like, “How do you not get this?” and turned the key over so that the magnetic strip could register with the card reader. This girl is sharp!

Wrayna can care for herself as appropriate to the life skills level of an 8 or 9-year-old child. She could dress and feed herself, express her need to use the restroom, and take a bath without assistance. Wrayna knew to keep close when we were out and about and was very responsive to direction. There was only one time in five days together that I had to implement a ‘consequence’ for disobeying —- took away a toy that she had refused to put away. overall, throughout the whole course of our time together, she was obedient and responsive. I had a small infant with me, and even though Wrayna needed occasional reminders to be gentle, she was very quick to watch out for the baby’s welfare – even stopping a well-intentioned older child from feeding her solid food!

Per orphanage workers, Wrayna has no medical needs other than asthma. On the day before we all parted ways, Wrayna somehow seemed to tune in to an English conversation that another staff member and I were having about how difficult it is to place older children and their unfortunate prospects within the country. She became very subdued and started to shed quiet tears, which she did on and off for much of the afternoon. Later she asked me, “If I have my birthday, will I not get to go to America {and have a family?}” We assured her that we would try everything we could to find a mama.

When the nannies came to take her back to her foster home, Wrayna truly cried. She so much wants to have a mother and a father. When I shared this with another adoption professional, she commented on the reality — that while many people may express concern for Wrayna, her increased age means that many potential adoptive parents may not pull the trigger…and her pool for hope is small.  Would you be willing to be Wrayna’s forever family?

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

Hayley

Hayley (2)

Hayley (1)Girl, born April 2011
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Hayley is 4 years old, and absolutely adorable! Her motor skills have been a bit delayed, but she is catching up to her peers. There is a possibility of mild CP. She is active, engaging, and loves her nanny. Hayley is sweet, funny, huggable, and always wants to play! Her file is a bit slim, so we hope to learn more about this little girl in an update. We do know she is a charmer, and very ready for a loving family of her own!

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

Robert Jay

robert-collageBoy, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

In September of 2015, I met the most special baby boy! He was to be advocated for as ‘Robert.’ Robert was 14 months old at the time and he didn’t have a file even started. Let me tell you about this little angel. This precious baby boy was found abandoned in a toilet. Unfathomable to me, but I knew God had a very important reason for keeping this baby alive. He is special- beyond special really. Back on that September day in 2015, I walked into a room full of kids of all ages. Most lay still in their cribs, not very interactive. They had grown accustomed to their solitary life. Not Robert. Robert was moving around, made awesome eye contact, and had the best smile. His eyes were piercing. As he looked into my eyes, I knew he was special and that I had to find this boy a family. Later on, I went into a room to meet all of the children with down syndrome who didn’t have files yet. In came this boy with a nanny who clearly adored him. I could tell he was her favorite by the way she cared for him, how well he appeared, and because I saw he was wearing these beautiful little bracelets, one on each hand. I knew it was that boy…the same one I had saw hours earlier in his crib. Then I saw him interact with his nanny. His smile and his laugh…it stole my heart. I found myself wishing I could somehow sneak him out and take him home because he was ADORABLE! The sad reality was that it would be at least 6 months before his file was even available. Unfortunately for Robert, it took much longer than that. It took over a year for his file to be made ready and to arrive to the agency…15 months from the first time I met him to be exact. But hey…it’s here and it’s time to find this precious little boy a forever family. He’s going to be such a blessing!

The agency has videos available, and is offering a grant of $5000 towards Robert’s adoption costs.

$189.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gulliver

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Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 8, 2016

Absolutely the sweetest little boy!! Gulliver has an incredibly sweet and easy going personality. He loves to snuggle and interact with people, but also does well playing independently. He warms up quickly to new people. Currently Gulliver crawls and walks with assistance. He is a fantastic eater and a great sleeper!! While in the U.S. for hosting he has had the opportunity to interact with lots of children and pets and has done great with all of them! He has also been on several long car trips and also done great. Loved the zoo, aquarium, beach and swimming pool!

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

Jayce

jayce-ajayce-2017Boy, born July 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2015

New pic January 2017.  INEXCUSABLE.  Jayce’s glowing smile has been replaced by misery.  PLEASE help us find his family!

What a beautiful smile!!  Jayce is already 14 years old.  He needs a FAMILY before he is lost forever to an adult mental institution.

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

Meredith Joy

meredithGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Brave Meredith is quiet but loves to smile! She is quite independent and likes to play with toys that make noise. She makes good eye contact, is responsive to others, and can stand with support. Meredith is believed to have Down syndrome, but no official diagnosis has been made. She is considered healthy otherwise.

$65.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hank Alan

hank-rk-photo-360x445Boy, born 2014
PRC
Lumbosacral Myelomeningocele and right club foot

Listed: Feb 24, 2016

Hank received surgery for the Myelomeningocele when he was around two months old and may be a little delayed compared to other children his age. Hank is being raised by a foster family in his orphanage. At the time of his report he was around 18 months old and able to crawl, stand and walk freely. He could pick up small objects with his fingers and imitate words. Hank was said to be an outgoing boy who enjoys listening to music and playing with toys. He is attached to his foster parents and enjoys being cuddled by them. His favorite toys are cars and blocks.

$8.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lylah

guardianangellylahGirl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, heart defect

Listed: Feb 2017

AN UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 2016 SAYS:
Lylah is very attached to her ayi and has just learned to sit up on her own. Her core strength continues to improve and she has a very sweet personality with silly smiles and giggles. She is in a wonderful foster home where he receives great care. Lylah receives physical therapy daily and she has really benefited. She’s just a tad spoiled (oops) and would prefer to be held and played with rather than playing on her own. She is VERY attached to her ayi. Video available from the agency.

$387.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Chad #14-2

Chad collage 2

Boy, born April 2001
Down syndrome

AGING OUT

Listed: June 23, 2010

NEW PICS FEBRUARY 2017! 

Chad was born in 2001, he started looking at objects at the age of 6-7 months old; he started reacting to sounds at the age of 4-5 months old; he started sitting independently at the age of 1 year and 8 months and he walks with support since he’s been 2 years and 6 months. Chad has Down Syndrome; Delays in the neuro-psychical development; Moderate mental delay.

The child considerably lags behind for his age in his physical development. His motions are uncoordinated. The fine motor skills are not mastered. The child walks independently and climbs up stairs with support.  His attention is difficult to attract and to keep. His memory is with limited volume and the memorization is primarily mechanic, with accumulation.  The child reacts with increased anxiety and cry to unfamiliar environments. He participates in group activities with the other children and actively contacts them. He cheers up when contacted by an adult and reacts by uttering sounds of cheer and watching the adult in the eyes. Chad is oriented in the space in the different parts of the day.  He demonstrates bond, cheer, anxiety, and guilt. He calmly observes the children playing. He would play with them and is happy from their contacts. He carries out elementary instructions: “come”, “sit down”, “give me your hand”. The child doesn’t have developed skills for self-help and needs constant support. He can eat independently. He can’t dress or undress but cooperates when changed. He reacts to his name. He is oriented in the daily routine.Chad collage 1

He understands the speech of the others when it is simple. He pronounces single sounds by imitation. He is interactive, seeks contact, and demonstrates selectivity and preferences in his interactions with the other children and the personnel. He has expressive facial mimics that he shows his emotions with. He likes to listen to songs, laughs out loud and claps with his hands. He moves in tune with the music and is very mobile and energetic. He attracts the attention of the adults by pulling them or patting them with his hands because he can’t speak. He pronounces separate syllables – “ma”, “ba”, “da”, as well as words with repetitive syllables – “mama”, “baba”.

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

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

Haines

40225194207 Haines (1)haines-2015Boy, born October 2002
Mental delay

Listed: February 27, 2014

New pic January 2017!  Haines is a wonderful young man.  He has been hosted several times.  Much information, and video, is available of him.  Haines faces the streets when he ages out next year. He deserves life in a FAMILY.

*** Haines has received an Older Child Grant in the amount of $3,872.15 ***

Adley

adleybBoy, born 2016

Down syndrome
tetralogy of fallot

$333.50 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.

Mae

mae-9-28-3mae2mae3Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Mae responded to her name at one year old, and appeared very excited when she saw the caregiver coming her way with her bottle. She would hold her bottle tightly and drank until the bottle was empty. When she was about two, she started to walk independently. Her favorite activity was playing outside. She loved to touch the grass and flowers and loved to go down the slide. In the spring of 2015, Mae was placed into a foster family within the CWI. She has her own foster parents and siblings and received much love from them. She is growing healthy and happy. Currently Mae is in the pre-school at the CWI. She has round face, big eyes, fair skin and looks very lovely. She has out-going personality and is affectionately to others. She is loved by all her caregivers. Because of her special need, she is developmentally delayed, but her abilities to understand things are good. She can respond accurately to the caregivers’ instruction. When she sees the caregivers holding a camera, she will pose for the camera. She also knows the function of some objects. Her language development is delayed. Besides occasional sounds she makes, she doesn’t have other language and cannot say a complete sentence. She can feed herself and take off and put on her shoes, clothes and pants. She is not potty trained yet and still needs to wear diapers. Now she is starting to be aware of her needs of going to the bathroom. When she needs to have bowel movement, she makes the sound “Bian Bian” or use hand gesture to let the caregivers know that she needs to go to the bathroom. Mae has wide range of interests. She likes to play with toys and play games. She likes to listen to music and dance. She often participates in the dance performances for different holiday celebrations. Mae is a lovely girl who needs to be with her forever family.

The agency has video available, and the orphanage fee toward Mae’s adoption has been waived.

$759.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Candy

CandyGirl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (VSD, ASD, PDA)

Listed July 2016

Candy is the perfect name for this sweet little girl! She is 3 years old and has a Down syndrome diagnosis.  She has had surgery on her CHD. We are working on getting an update as her file is over a year old but this is what her file currently states.

She can sit on the auxiliary chair, can hold her head up while crawling, can take a toy in her hand, likes to be cuddled by the nanny, and likes to hold the nanny’s hand; she can drink with hands holding onto the feeding bottle. Now she is added supplementary food; she knows her name, knows when called by the nanny; when she is unhappy at times, at this time the nanny needs to cuddle her and comfort her patiently.

Candy has a $6500 agency specific grant available with her current agency.

$1,003.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Royce L19

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born 2005

Royce, the oldest brother, has brown eyes and brown hair.

Listed: April 27, 2016

He has a heavy and pronounced sensorineural hearing impairment. Speech and language disorders. Hyperkinetic behavior disorders.  He has difficulties with concentration and focus. The boy must use hearing aid regularly, must be consulted by a speech therapist.

He is attending a specialized school for children with hearing impairment, in a simplified program. He likes working with computer, watching TV, roller-skating and riding a bicycle. He gladly takes part in hobby groups. The boy has adjusted to the community of the institution partially. He enjoys being alone, but has adapted to new surroundings well, he is active, friendly, communicative.  The boy has low motivation for studying, he has behavior issues – sometimes he can mistreat other children and then lay blame on others. There have been cases when he has taken things that don’t belong to him.  The boy wishes to live in a place where others understand sign language. The boy has expressed a wish to be adopted abroad, because he had good experience in a host program.

*** Royce has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Kennedy

kennedy-e1473918190496Kennedy was born in July 2004 and found abandoned almost 6 months later. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and estropia.

I had the opportunity to spend time with Kennedy while volunteering on an advocacy trip in July 2013 and I just discovered that her adoption file was finally prepared in November 2015! I am SO happy to be able to advocate for this very sweet girl who is living in one of the better orphanages. The director of this orphanage works hard to provide decent care and has an excellent reputation for preparing children for adoption once they learn a family is coming. Almost all of the children are living with foster families on or off the orphanage grounds.

At the time of her report Kennedy was 11 years old and was receiving her education (in 3rd grade) through the orphanage. She was said to be cheerful, talkative, friends and had a ready smile. She actively greets classmates and teachers and likes to listen to music, sing, dance and draw. She is good at helping to take care of her younger foster sisters.

Kennedy’s language comprehension is good and she is able to communicate well although her pronunciation isn’t always right. In school she’s been learning Chinese, math, drawing, crafts, singing, labor skills, life adaptability and sports and health. She knows her colors, calendars, seasons, weather, simple math, etc.

Kennedy likes making friends and gets along with everyone. She is very happy when being praised, especially when she is told she’s pretty. She has good motor skills – can walk, run, jump and crawl. In PE class she follows directions to do simple exercises and enjoys participating in relay races and games. Her fine motor skills are also very good. She can pick up beans with two fingers, eat with chop sticks, hold and write letters and numbers with a pen.

Kennedy isn’t a picky eater and helps her foster mom clean up after meals. Sometimes she shows her foster mom her drawings and they get hung up on the wall.

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

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!

Clarence

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

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

$285.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Olivia

Olivia Girl, born March 2007
PRCOlivia2
Down syndrome

Listed March 2014

 

Olivia can walk alone, and can go upstairs and downstairs without help with hands holding onto support, but fairly slowly. She can do morning excises with children together in the line. When there is her familiar song I Love You, she can imitate clapping hands and wiggling her body simple with music, and can dance with children together.
Now she can’t use words to express her needs, but she can understand what the aunt and the teacher say to her; such as when it’ s time to eat. the aunt will tell the children, “ let’s have a meal.” Then she would move her chair to the table for the meal. When she is told to go potty, she can go to the bedpan and take off her trousers and sit on it. Now she can make some simple words, such as yi and ya. She is careful to study, and is confident; in the activity of stringing beads, coloring, playing the cap of a bottle she is

very interested in them and focuses on them. She can imitate pointing to facial features. She is kind and helps other children; when she falls down in walking, teachers and children would help her and encourage her. Now she knows to care about children. She is restless and brave.

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

Bronson

bronson-2016bronson-updateBoy, born 2014
Spina Bifida

 

Additional medical information available to those seriously interested!

What a beautiful little boy!!  Additional pictures available.

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

$2,261.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bruce

bruce (1)Boy, born 2013

What a cutie!!

Listed: August 3, 2016

NEW VIDEO! January 2017  Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/8AnspMXTocA

$1,986.69 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Priscilla

Guardian Angel

priscilla-2017Girl, Born February 2010

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

Priscilla is facing transfer in summer 2017!!

WONDERFUL new photo of Miss Priss!

NEW VIDEO!  December 2016:  https://youtu.be/6T9IZ9-nco8
Priscilla stole my heart! She is SO sweet and very special girl!

Priscilla

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

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

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

More photos available.  Priscilla may be available with Louis.

$2,378.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

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!

Sydney

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born 2012

epilepsy
moderate mental delays
congenital talipes calcaneovalgus
other chromosomal abnormality
myopia

Listed: January 2017

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

Jayden

jayden1Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome

 

Oh sweet pea!!

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

Colleen, Jaxson and Stellan

colleenjaxson stellan

Sibling Group! Must be adopted together!  They are all currently located in the same region.

Colleen must be adopted before she turns 18! an I600 must be filed by spring 2017!

girl, born 1999 — healthy

boy, born 2001 — mild mental delays;
definitely has some delays, developmentally. he is teased by other kids because he is different. hard to keep eye contact and gets excited and can be hard to understand. He mumbles a lot, he has been kept separate from the other siblings and has not experienced much.

boy, born 2003 — healthy

Jaxon has received a $8,855.14 Older Child Grant.

Bella #2-6

bella_dec-2016 bella-collageGirl, age 5
Down syndrome

BELLA is 5 years old and has Down syndrome. Bella’s gross motor skills are well developed. She walks, runs, goes up and down the stairs without support, and throws a ball. She plays appropriately with toys and will play with her favorite toys for long periods of time. She plays with other children from her group. She enjoys musical games and songs with movement/hand motions. She says 4-5 words, responds to her name, and follows simple directions. She understands everything that is said to her. She eats independently, takes her shoes on/off independently and holds her hands out for them to be washed after meals. She helps clean up the toys after play time.

Photos and videos from December 2016 are available through the agency.

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

Wilkie

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wilkie-2Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, extra finger on his right hand

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

“Wilkie can understand the directions to finish the mission.” Now there is a gift! To understand directions, follow them through and finish the mission is a strong characteristic parents long for their children to develop and incorporate. Right up front, you need to know that Wilkie is an extra special kind of boy. He not only takes care of his daily needs, he helps the other children take care of theirs and he does it with great attention to tidiness and organization. He is keen on keeping things clean! He is well liked by his peer group and capable of keeping up with them. Although his expressive language is delayed he is able to communicate his needs and have them met. He is not currently learning any sign language but from his abilities he would likely be able to learn signing quickly and effectively if given the opportunity.

Wilkie likes to help care for the younger children. He has a nurturing, energetic and cheerful personality. His large motor skills and hand/eye coordination are impressive. You can see him joyfully catch, tap, and throw a balloon in the video linked below. https://youtu.be/hrHBwBSfc50

Wilkie also participated in the agency’s camp. He is a “perfect boy” according to his orphanage. He likes to wear nice clothing and is sweet, kind and patient. Wilkie thrived on attention from his advocate and the other campers; the team was completely smitten with him. He will not meet his full potential growing up in an institution. A family needs this child as much as he needs a family.

$2,119.50 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!

Roxy #2-5

roxy2roxyAge: 2
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Roxy recognizes her name and is making some sounds. She is not yet speaking words. She recognizes familiar people. She plays with toys and interacts with others. She tries to get the attention of adults when she wants someone to interact with her. She explores things both visually and tactile and shows a curiosity to learn and explore things. She will take steps when holding two hands, but is not yet walking on her own. She eats soft foods from a spoon. She does not have any agressive nor auto-aggressive behaviors.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

Noelani

noelani-2Girl, born Sept noelani-12014
PRC
Down syndrome

Meet Noelani! She has just turned 2 years old, and is about the cutest little one ever! Noelani has Down syndrome, and is waiting to be your daughter. She has the typical delays, but is working very hard to progress. Noelani is a favorite of the nannies there, and has such a sweet personality!

$360.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Martin #

boysillouetteMartin is a lovable 21-month old boy. He is described as calm and likes to seek out attention from adults. Martin also loves to receive hugs from other people and is able to walk when held by both hands. Martin is also able to steadily sit up unaided. Doctors have diagnosed Martin with Down Syndrome. He is in need of a family who will provide him with love and a lifetime of support.

The agency has a photo available for inquiring families.

$36.00 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 ***

Jenny

jennyGirl, 3 years old

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

Listed: Oct 2016

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

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

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

$468.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

Hugo

Boy, born late 2015
Microcephaly, cardiovascular disorders (heart murmur), problem with vision

Hugo resides in a foster family. He is very cheerful and interested in his environment. He has vision problems but he can focus on the faces and smaller objects (he is following objects with his eyes). In the position on his belly can raise his head highly and based on his forearms. He likes playing with toys. He recognizes his caregivers and will smile if they smiled to him. His sleep is calm, he eats well and enjoys his bath time.

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

Jewel

Jewel2Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Sept 8, 2016

I think it should be pretty evident how Jewel got her name! Just look at this little one! She will be a treasure to her family for sure! She especially likes mirrors and loves to look beautiful and get her hair done!

She walks independently, throws a ball, and runs to her nanny when she is called. She feeds herself with a spoon. She is described as a happy, outgoing little girl. When asked what her favorite things are her caregiver said that she likes to play with stuffed animals and take the other kids’ shoes off! Too funny!

Jewel is such a darling baby girl and she needs a family! Could she be your daughter?

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.

$225.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Pauly

paulyBoy, born 2012

 

Will be available early 2017!

Sweet boy!!

Listed: August 3, 2016

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

Pearl

pearlpearl-2016Girl, born 2010

Re-listed: July 25, 2016

 

From a family who met her in November 2016:Pearl” is eager to learn everything! The nannies like her because she is very obedient and always helping the little ones.  She is good friends with our daughter, she is gorgeous!  Very happy and sweet.  Very nice girl!”

$1,325.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1320.30 from MACC donations!

5 siblings #1-50

MAE
NV

Mark – Age: 6 Diagnosis: speech delays; mild cognitive delay
Ellie – Age: 10 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays
Vallie – Age 11 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays
Nellie – Age: 12 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays
Allie – Age: 15 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays

 

This sibling group was raised by their mother until her death in early 2014. At that time, they were placed in a group home due to their orphan status. The rules of their country dictate that they should all be adopted together. However, all the children desire a family and have agreed that they are willing to be split up if that means that they can have a family. The children agreed to be split into 2 smaller sibling groups for the purposes of adoption: Mark, Ellie, and Allie can be adopted as a sibling group of 3 and Vallie and Nellie can be adopted as a sibling group of 2. When asked by the agency if they were truly ok with being split up, Allie stated, “We have waited so long that it is obvious that no one wants us. We will do whatever it takes to be adopted”. The agency is seeking one family willing to adopt all 5 children, but will honor the children’s wishes and work with a family to adopt either the group of 2 or 3. Since the children chose how they would like to be grouped if separated, the agency cannot take any requests to separate the children differently than what is stated.

None of the children had received any type of education and as a result, the older children cannot read or write. It is believed that most of their delays are a result of a lack of education and experience. All the children are currently attending school and making some academic progress. None of the children have behavior issues and all 5 children are physically healthy.

The agency has photos and videos of all 5 children that were taken in June 2016. In the videos, Mark states that his favorite toys are the tractor, staffed bears, small cars; he likes going to school and he likes to play any kind of electronic games. Nellie says that her favorite subject in school is music; most of all she likes to watch TV in her free time and to dance folk dances; she likes to listen to any kind of music. Ellie says that she likes to draw; her favorite subjects at school are music and math; she likes to play outside with the children in her free time “moms, dads and babies”; and she likes to jump rope; Vallie says her favorite subject at school is PE; she likes all kinds of movies and music; she likes to play in the yard with the children in her free time (they play tag); they also go on walks; and that her grades at school are “so and so”. Allie says that her favorite subjects at school are chemistry and biology; she likes to listen to music in her free time, going on a walks with friends and siblings in the nature; all kinds of music and movies are fine with her; her favorite color is green.

*** This sibling group has received an Older Child Grant up to $40,000 ! ***

Merryn

Merryn 2016 cropped 2Girl, born June 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 6, 2016

Merryn is a delightful little girl who is 5 years old! She was found near a railway station when she was about 8 months old. Merryn has Down syndrome, with no other known health concerns. Her gross and fine motor skills are good, and her speech is coming along. Merryn has been with a foster family for almost 2 years now, and loves to play outdoors with the other kids in the neighborhood. Merryn is a sweet and lovely little girl! She enjoys music, playing with her toys, and being with her friends.

$125.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Pearl

Pearl2pearl-updateGirl, born June 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed: June 6, 2016

Pearl came into care at about two months old. She has Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease (VSD, PFO, pulmonary hypertension). She had surgery for her heart in October 2014. Pearl now lives in a small group home on the orphanage grounds with four other children. Her foster mother describes her as a happy little girl who is very strong. She sits independently, crawl and babbles, but doesn’t yet speak any words. She is darling!

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

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!

Norah

NorahGirl, born May 2012RODS Clean.Red.Border
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart disease

Listed: May 20, 2016

Norah is a four year old girl that is looking for a family. She is gradually getting stronger in the orphanage and is able to walk, draw, and pick out toy blocks from a cup. She knows how to imitate actions and knows some words. Her favorite things include playing interactive games with other children and listening to music.

Norah also has an adorable smile!

$5,099.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Emma

emma-2016Girl, born 2009

Mild Mental Delay

Listed: April 25, 2016

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


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

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

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

$1,183.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Vivian

vivian-2016-1Girl, born 2014vivian1

Hydrocephalus (shunted), Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system, had encephalomeningitis, low paraparesis

Listed: February 1, 2016

NEW photo of Miss Vivian!  Still at the baby house, and blessed to be someplace she is receiving physical therapy.  Lots of new photos available, working on her walking.  She is SO sweet!!

 

Married couples only.  Travel required.  Older parents and large families welcome.

$1,102.50 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!

Esteban

esteban140913170637Boy, born 2012

epilepsy, ventricular septal defect, other congenital malformations of the cardiac septa

 

update 2/15 – He had last seizure in October 2014. He is on medication for epilepsy. His heart condition does not require surgery.

 

$10,006.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Clara L21

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born September 2012

Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, tetralogy of fallot; Cardiovascular incompetence, stage II (NYHA). Atopic dermatitis. State after origination of Blalock-Taussig Anastomosis. G93.1 (anoxic brain damage). Perinatal CNS damage. Palliative care patient.

Clara has blue eyes and brown hair. She is fed through a nasogastric tube, she has cardiovascular insufficiency. After palliative heart operation (in March, 2013) the girl`s general health condition became stable.

From a family who visisted with her in 2015:  “Clara is so darling – with her cute chubby cheeks, soft light brown hair and pretty eyes…. She looks healthy but petite and can sit independently and play with toys.”      A photo will be available to the family after USCIS approval.

More info from her records:  She watches surroundings, but focus is temporary. She grasps toys, has physical contact with other children, the girl differentiates persons depending on the type of action, turns from back to stomach actively; the child was born to a 28 years old mother, with weight of 2730 g, height – 47 cm. After birth the girl was placed in an intensive care unit and tetralogy of Fallot (congenital heart disease) was diagnosed. The girl is fed through a nasogastric tube, she has cardiovascular insufficiency. After palliative heart operation (in March, 2013) the girl’s general health condition became stable.

$2,297.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Angel

Angel (2)

Angel (1)Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome / CHD (VSD)

Angel is an adorable little one who recently turned 3 years old! She came into care at about 6 months old, and was found to have Down syndrome, as well as a heart defect (VSD). Angel has been with a foster family since she arrived at the orphanage, and her development has been close to that of her peers. At 25 months of age, she was walking, going up and down stairs, following simple directions, toilet trained (during the day), and the apple of everyone’s eye! Angel is spunky, loving, very social, and ready to be part of your family! Video is available! (Our favorite part of the video is when her pants have slipped down a bit, and she does what any kid would do…scratch her belly for a while!)

$162.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gwen

Gwen 10-29-15 (5) resizedGirl, born 2013
PRC
Congenital heart defect

Gwen is a two year old cutie! She was abandoned when she was only one month old and was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a common heart defect that comprises 4 separate abnormalities. Gwen had surgery at one month old that successfully repaired 3 of the 4 defects. According to a US cardiologist who reviewed her file, Gwen may need a balloon procedure or even open heart surgery to address the remaining defect (a narrowed artery) at some point in the future, although the orphanage believes her cardiac issues are resolved.

Gwen also has inverted eyelashes (epiblepharon) which is not uncommon in children of Asian descent. This means she has an extra horizontal fold of skin near her eyelid which causes the lashes to be directed towards her eye and can cause irritation of the cornea. Some children grow out of this condition while others may need minor surgery to rotate the eyelashes outward.

Gwen is now able to eat, walk and run independently. Her intellectual development is comparable to her peers. She’s a little shy and doesn’t say much in front of strangers. Gwen is described as a helper who loves being cuddled by caretakers. Could this sweet girl be your daughter?

$1,506.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

JoyAnna

JoyAnna (1)

JoyAnna (2)Girl, born 2009
PRC
vision impaired

Joy is a precious little girl who is 6 years old. She came to the orphanage as an infant, and was found to be blind in both eyes. Joy was moved to a foster home, where she has been well loved, but has not had the opportunity to learn to function independently as a child who is unable to see. Joy is very comfortable in her foster home, where she knows her way around very well. Her foster mother feeds her, and assists her when she is walking outside her home. Joy knows how to count and sing some songs. Joy needs a family to help her learn how to be independent, and to love her! Video is available from the agency!

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

Calvin

Calvin CollageBoy, born May 2011
PRC
Blind

Beautiful Calvin was recently met by agency staff. Calvin is blind and is listed as having a Mongolian spot, which pretty much every child in his country has. He has been in foster care in the village inside the orphanage grounds since the end of 2013. Prior to that he was living in the countryside with a family. He goes to school in the orphanage, where he just started his 2nd year of ‘kindergarten.’ He loves to play games and play with toys he knows or is familiar with. He has normal hearing, but can’t see light unless it is very bright. He is not a picky eater- he’ll eat anything he is given. He is sensitive and might have some possible sensory issues- mostly related to his need. He is cautious about new things and change, ie: new classroom teacher. He can recite poems and say 2 and 3 word sentences. He could smell the snack that the teacher brought out for him. 🙂 He was able to follow directions and is a very calm/mild child. His caretakers said he is introverted. He was shy at first, but really started opening up more towards the end. He is kind, friendly, helpful, obedient and smiley. His mental abilities are normal.

There is a $4,000 agency grant for Calvin’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

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

Hannah

HannahGirl, born 2010
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

This happy girl has Down syndrome and came into care at approximately 2 months of age. She is noted to be generally healthy. She has developmental delays but is said to cooperate well with care center staff and her therapy teacher and love to attend her early intervention class for children with special needs at the center, where she is taught to improve her motor skills as well as language and social development. She was found at the front gate of a child protection center and entered her current care center soon after. She follows instructions well and can put her toys away without reminders. She can also feed herself, speak in sentences, and call her friends names correctly. She is waiting for a family who has access to the resources she needs.

$2,773.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bridget

Bridget (2)

Bridget (1)Girl, born June 2006
PRC
Deaf

Listed: October 12, 2015

Bridget is a beautiful girl who is 9 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was 6 years old, after being found at a local hospital, with no identifying information, and unable to communicate with anyone. Bridget is deaf, and unable to speak. She quickly settled into life at the orphanage, and now communicates with limited sign language. She attends classes where she is learning additional signs, math, and Chinese characters. Bridget is a bright girl, who is very adaptable, out-going, and polite. She gets along very well with the other children, and enjoys sports, games, and other activities. Bridget has been healthy since her arrival. She is a warm and happy girl who would love to have a family of her own.

*** Bridget has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Samuel #3-2

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

Listed: September 28, 2010

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

NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016!

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

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

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

Anna

anna-2016Girl, born 2009anna (1)

What a sweetie!

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

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.

$1,054.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1018.05 from MACC donations!

Nina

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born November 2004
Nina wants to be adopted! Possible FAS diagnosis

Listed: September 24, 2015

Nina is fine, cute, companionable, independent. She quickly and easily establish contacts with other people. She is popular among peers, sensitive to the suffering of others. She likes to help the weaker ones.

She learns willingly. She is conscientious and responsible. Science is not a problem for her. However, she requires assistance with homework. The girl reads nicely and smoothly, inventive, she likes to actively spend her free time. She is happy to be included in the work team. She likes to manual activities, games and fun group. Nina has difficulties in memorizing of a few commands at the same time also troubles with abstract account – on concretely doing well, is not that the worst of logical thinking.

The girl doesn’t often get sick, she has a small eye condition that in recent times has significantly improved (after a visual check by an ophthalmologist opportunity to stop wearing glasses) and a slight defect in attitude.

Nina strongly emotionally is related to her carers in the orphanage, which calls “mother” and “father”. Always warmly expressed about them and about the people of her loved ones.

*** Nina has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Kaisey

KaiseyGirl, born November 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Happy, active Kaisey is described as being clever, smart and energetic. She loves running, climbing and playing with other kids. Kaisey also likes to dance with her friends and loves to be on the playground. Her caretakers say she has a strong curiosity about her surroundings and always wants to do things for herself! Kaisey and Loman are friends that adore each other. Wouldn’t they make great siblings?

$5,040.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Andy

Andy, CHAC, 2_07Andy RKBoy, born 2007
PRC

Andy, age 8, was found abandoned when he was three months old. He was born with a meningocele and hydrocephalus, for which he received surgery when he was 9 months old. Other than a few scars, he’s in great health now. He has complete bowel and bladder control.

Andy has had a difficult road on his adoption journey. He visited the US for a few weeks in our Summer 2014 Bridge of Hope hosting program, and stayed with a host-only family in South Carolina. His host mom described him as “sweet as a kitten” and a “great, great happy kid” from the moment he wakes up each day. He was very affectionate, giving lots of hugs and kisses, and did everything asked of him. He loves to swim and got used to the family’s dogs. He also loved food—waffles, corn on the cob, watermelon, shrimp, and noodles—and even a July 4th hot dog. His host family found Andy to be strong, brave, kind and mature. He enjoyed family activities including long hikes, puzzles and math games and piano practice.

A family met Andy during his visit and decided to move forward with his adoption. Over the course of a year, they had several starts and stops on their adoption paperwork and just this week decided that they will adopt domestically instead.

We visited Andy in China at the end of June. He lives with a foster family, with whom he is very attached. He knew he was in the process of being adopted and several months ago his school had a celebration/farewell party for him in anticipation of his upcoming adoption. Now he will have to start school again in the fall, with no adoption prospects at present.

Andy is a laughing, funny, talkative boy who loves playing with other children and helping them. He’s also an entertainer who enjoys making people laugh. He really needs an adoptive family!

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

Aslan

Aslan (4)Aslan (3)Boy, born January 2008
PRC
Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis (EV)

Aslan has the heart of a lion. Every day he manages the physical effects of his special need. He likely has Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis. EV is a rare inherited condition characterized by chronic infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) leading to multiple cutaneous lesions. It can be disfiguring and is rapidly progressive not only in terms of physical deformity but also functionality. Little Aslan’s fingernails have growth long and difficult to use. The condition is not contagious to others and is not life threatening. With close medical multidisciplinary care it can be managed. Regardless of all of this, Aslan is determined to enjoy his friends and all that his current life has to offer him. Video taken in April 2015 shows his exhuberance.

Aslan’s reports from March 2015 share, “Now Aslan is extroverted; active, relentless; can run and jump freely; has a ready smile; talkative; can communicate well with others; like singing, dancing and telling stories; outstanding performance in our institute; strong receptivity of knowledge; can put on and take off clothes and shoes by himself; like clean up; helpful; can distinguish position, color, size and shape; know to share and give; coralloid adamant on whole body’s skin except for belly and back; such coralloid adamant will fall off after a period of time; if touches such coralloid adamant by accident, it will be bleeding and hurting.”

$2,140.33 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sailor

Sailor updateBoy, born March 2006Sailor
PRC
Limb differences

Listed: June 16, 2015

From recent update 6/2015: Sailor’s mental development is the same as kids of same age. He walks well since he got the artificial limbs. He has no issues with toileting. Sailor is active, extroverted and outgoing in familiar surroundings, but he will be quiet in front of strangers. He is well behaved and obedient to his foster parents. His gross motor skills are good. He can walk, run, walk upstairs and downstairs. He can play also basketball and soccer. His fine motor skills are good- same as kids the same age. He can put thread through a needle. Sailor’s language ability is the same as his peers. He can express his needs very well. He can follow directions just as well as kids the same age as him. Sailor’s emotional development is good. He is very attached to his foster family. He cares for the younger kids at home. and he gets along well with other kids. All the kids like him. He has been in the same foster family since 2010. He is very happy in this family. Sailor is not able to attend school.

*** Sailor has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Juliana and Lily

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guardianangellily-2016Juliana:  girl, born 2012

Lily:  girl, born 2010
mixed specific development disorders, umbilical hernia, Anaemia   (on right)

Must be adopted together; the sisters are in different orphanages (in different towns) because of age difference, but in the same region, so it will be 1 court for both siblings.

 

Cody

CodyBoy, born 2007

Cody:  Mild mental delay, Atrial septal defect, Hypertrophy of tonsils

Listed: May 22, 2015

Cody changed 3 orphanages already and this summer he will be transferred again because of his school age; he is scheduled to be transferred before school starts in September. Where is he going is NOT good! He needs OUT!! He is a very good and friendly boy and needs a family asap!

From a family who met Cody spring 2014:  we were able to spend a good amount of time with him. He was delightful! He loved holding our hands when we went for walks outside, and he loved playing ball with my husband. He seemed healthy, smart, well-behaved, and kind to the other kids. We often saw him acting kind of like a big brother, helping some of the others with things like zipping their jackets. I think he would do great in a family with other kids. We were sad to say goodbye to him, and he asked us when his mom and dad were coming.

$5,220.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Alan

Alan-update2Boy, born January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Alan just turned three years old, and although he can stand by himself and crawl all over the furniture, he is not quite yet able to walk. His foster father has been taking him on tricycle rides to strengthen his legs and improve his balance. Alan seems to be enjoying himself immensely!

Alan-update

Alan is speaking some family words such as “mama,”, “uncle,” and “sister” and is learning his colors and how to build a tower. Also, Alan can turn the pages of a book and is quite curious. Based on our reports, we can just imagine this handsome little guy snuggling on the lap of a mom or dad of his very own and read book after book. He will surely be a happy addition to some very lucky family!

Update 2014:
Alan has truly blossomed! He is very smart and also very clever! With his foster mother’s assistance he can count to ten; she is also teaching him colors and shapes. With his new found knowledge, Alan believes he is now a teacher and he can often be found teaching his younger foster sister a school lesson.

One of Alan’s favorite things to do is to play outside. Although he wishes to play outside everyday, he knows when it rains he has to stay inside and always lets his foster mother know this. Alan has great physical strength and he can run and jump. His favorite game to play is hide and seek. Alan is also a little ham and whenever the camera comes out, he will stop what he is doing and pose. He also has some pretty impressive dance moves. As soon as the music starts playing he will start dancing by shaking his hips.

$4,783.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jonathan

Jonathanboy, born 2002
Moderate mental retardation, cerebral dysfunction of movement, functional cardiomyopathy CH-0.

Jonathan is kind to the other boys and cheerful. He smiles so easily! He is nonverbal at this time. I heard from one volunteer that he always helps the nannies clear the table after meals. The only issues that is easily noticed regarding his “dysfunction of movement” is that he walks on the tips of his toes and kind of lumbers along that way. He is curious and loves to be outside.

$71.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Amelinda

Amelinda (1)Amelinda (2)Girl, born July 2011
PRC
Congenital heart defect; hip, knee and foot issues

Amelinda is a beautiful little girl! She came into care when she was a few months old, and was found to have a CHD (VSD and mild hypertension), dislocation of her right hip, varus deformities of her knees, club feet, posterior angulation of the sacral bone, and osteomalacia (could be lack of vitamin D). As scary as all that sounds, this precious little one will not be stopped! She crawls, walks with one hand held (as of 2013), and loves to play with the other kids.

Amelinda is sweet, happy and a very loving litle girl. She needs a family who will love and cherish her in return!

$950.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!