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Congratulations to all of these beautiful and deserving children who have now found committed adoptive families through Reece’s Rainbow!
 
To follow along with each family’s adoption journey, click here.
 
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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!

Astor #472

472_photo2_Jul14472_photo1_Jul14Boy, 5 years old
hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, symptomatic epilepsy (no seizures and medication since Jan 2011), latent infantile cerebral palsy and mild mental delay.

He walks independently; his gait is stable, although characterized by some CP features. He gradually improves his coordination and movements.

He eats well independently. He drinks from a cup with a little help by an adult. He uses the potty purposefully but he does not control his physiological needs yet, although he has developed notions about them. The boy takes off his shoes, socks and trousers by himself. He enjoys helping with household chores: cleaning the table, putting the toys back on their places, arranging objects and throwing garbage at the respective places

He seeks getting attention and interactions with familiar adults and he easily establishes contact with strangers as well. He prefers interacting with adults but he also joins some of the joint activities with the children from his group- he watches them and tries to do what they do. He follows various instructions very well, even such that have been addressed to another child. He can easily be persuaded with words.

The child has slightly delayed development. He shows good results from the physical therapy and pedagogical rehabilitation. The staff at the orphanage reports that this boy has very good potential for further development if raised in a family environment.

Update July 2014

The boy is very sociable and extremely responsive to interactions. He maintains very stable eye contact, listens intently to what he is told, responds adequately, smiles back at people, initiates interactions and comes up with his own ideas about what to do.

He is very independent and often refused help during my visit and preferred to try harder and do things by himself.
He has such a good attention span for a child his age and he obviously greatly enjoys being involved in educational activities.

As reported by the orphanage psychologist, he is striving for perfection and would not stop performing a given task until everything is in order and in the right place. He would not proceed to a next task before putting the things from the previous one back where they belong and he would not leave a room before closing its door. He is quite sharp and does not need instructions to be repeated to him. He is eager to please and get adults’ approval and praise. He is not embarrassed to seek an adult’s help when needed.

It is very easy to communicate with him, despite his unclear pronunciation. He has a lot to share and does whatever it takes to make himself understood and make his wishes known. Seeing how he is doing in an orphanage environment, he would undoubtedly just flourish in a family.

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.

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Nadia #25-63

ONadia 2563Girl, 5 1/2 years old

She is extremely sweet and smart, and doing very well!!!

She has been diagnosed with: “Children’s Cerebral Palsy. Spastic quadriparesis, average degree” and shows very good potential for development. She has exceptional spirit and constant striving to prove herself, which is also stimulated by the foster mother.

 

Update August 2014 – This girl’s intellectual development has been progressing very well since she’s been placed in the foster home. She knows a lot – she asks questions, has conversations with the people in the complex. She is able to lead dialog with people and uses full and complex, meaningful sentences. Sometimes for people who are not used to with children’s speech is difficult to understand every word. But with the time when used to her pronunciation everything become more understandable. She has very good vocabulary for her age. Her speech still is not clear, mainly because her CP but we are sure that with more constant and daily work with speech therapist everything just will gone.

She has undergone four surgical interventions in connection with her cerebral palsy. Two of which were on her Achilles tendons, and two of her hip joints, in which she had implants put, because of dislocation of the joints. The last operations was in the middle of June so she is still recovering, that is why she is unable to crawl or stand up straight with someone holding her by the waist. Her therapy is gentler ever since her last operation. More operations are planned, because she still can’t overcome the abduction in her hip joints. Her upper limbs are less spastic than the lower once, her left side is better than the right one. She mostly uses her left hand while eating with a spoon, drawing or throwing something, she can hold the bowl with her right hand while eating with the left one. She tries to chew on both sides while eating.

She knew some English already! She counted to ten, then she translated words from Bulgarian to English: elephant, rabbit, dog, boy, etc. She counts to 30 in Bulgarian; she knows the colors and named them. She knows the alphabet, when asked with what letter begins some word or someone’s name – she says the letter. The foster mother told me that they practice adding and subtracting (and also her fine motor skills) at home with a bead frame.

She is a very beautiful, charming and sweet little girl, who has a lot of potential if she is given the opportunity to develop in a good and loving environment. She is smart and intellectual preserved, has the ability to speak and lead conversation with people, just needs a little bit more individual attention, love and cares that will help her to achieve more and more. She is able to learn a lot, given the fact that everything she showed me has been thought only in a year and four months. She deserves to have her own family that will love her and take care of her, she will benefit enormously from having her own home and family with resources that will help her reach her full potential and become everything she can. She is so radiant, smiled and positive child, who needs the chance to keep her smile on her beautiful face forever!

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.

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Alexander #19-5

AlexanderAge: 2
Diagnosis: Achondroplasia (dwarfism) and delays in his development

Alexander lags behind in his physical development. At the time of his medical report, he could roll from back to stomach, but was not yet sitting up. He was pronouncing combinations of sounds. He plays with toys and enjoys musical games and activities. He seeks out interactions with other children and adults.

More details about his development, along with new photos and videos will be obtained.

 

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.

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Malachi #4-10

MalachiAge: 1
Diagnosis: Hypothyroidism

After birth, doctors suspected Malachi had Down syndrome. They later decided that he did not, but no genetic testing was ever done. His heart was checked at the national cardiology hospital and was determined to be normal. He’s also had brain scans, hip Xrays and other testing, which is all normal. At this time, his only medical diagnosis is hypothyroidism and he is on medication for this condition.

Malachi has been living with a foster family since he was just a few months old. He stands up in his crib holding on to the side. He sits independently and crawls. He walks while holding on to an adult’s hand. He currently has 8 teeth and eats from a spoon. He waves hello/goodbye and claps his hands to cheer. He listens when spoken to and laughs out loud when teased. He differentiates between familiar and non familiar people. He picks up and holds toys. He is saying individual words. He loves to be hugged and smiles when spoken to.

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.

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Sally #25-55

Sally (1) Sally (2)Girl, born 2011
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Agenesis of right kidney.

 

Motor Development – she turns independently and many times from back to stomach and vice verse. She makes attempts to sit up on her own and when the upper part of the body is lying down on the slightly raised support, she is able to sit up without any help. She is happy from everything that she achieved alone and is looking for a suitable place to lie down and exercise alone the sitting. She moves in space by moving herself in seated position. She actively uses the opportunities for movement. The child shows desire for walking and held by an adult by the armpits, she walks with diligence, but she has no stable support in her legs, sank/drops herself, and holds her legs bent at the knees and wide apart, often raises her legs in the air and does not touch the floor. When climbing stairs when held by adult, she steps steadily on her feet and rotates them consecutively, stepping on the next step. When placed in a walker she moves by pushing herself with her chest. When placed reclining in front of adult, she exercise pressure with her foot on a cylinder module.

Habits – developmental age – 12 months. She drinks from a cup with adult’s help, feeds with a spoon given by adult, bites off but does not chew the food, she just sucks it putting it on her palate. She alone takes a piece of bread put on the table, with her lips. She shows desire for independent feeding and enjoys when the spoon is put in her hand. She reluctantly accepts when placed on pot, but more often performs her physiological needs in it.

Pictorial activity – 15 months. She alone leaves traces on a paper, holding the pencil with lips. She is happy of joint drawing with adult, with a pencil placed between her fingers.

Emotional-social development – developmental age – 24 months – with positive attitude, feisty. She shows initiative and independence. The child reacts with joy of close to her adult’s approval and with displeasure to ban, she is radiant, calm, and actively spends the awake time. She enters in interaction with the other children in the group.

Speech – developmental age – 21 months. She understands adult’s the speech, pronounces 10-12 words – sentences. She tries to connect two words in a sentence. More often expresses her reluctance for something, in verbal way. She makes transfer of her vision, received from the perception of real object, in the perception of the relevant image on the picture and identifies them – she names 5 images in pictures – ball, phone, cup, shoes, baby.

Update July 2014.
Yesterday we visited the little girl 2555. We are amazed by this little girl – she is one of the sweetest girls I have ever seen and at the same time she is fighter who doesn’t want to give up on the smallest of things! She is so full of energy and life! She is very smart and intellectually preserved, and mentally developing very well! Her potential is huge! I am honestly in love with this little girl! She made me laugh as she is really funny, smile with tenderness, and at the same time, I had tears in my eyes knowing that she still does not have a family to help her and love her through the difficulties she is going through. The orphanage staff helps her a lot and takes the best possible care for her but they can never be compared to what mommy and daddy can give. I truly hope that the family forever for little girl will find her very soon!

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Annalyn #6

AnnalynAge: 10
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Annalyn’s mother was a victim of human trafficking. When she became pregnant, she was able to move into a privately run orphanage that also houses single mothers who are homeless. Annalyn’s mother lived in the facility with her until Annalyn was 3 years old. Annalyn was later transferred to a different orphanage and currently lives in a group home.

Annalyn feeds herself, drinks from a cup on her own and controls her physiological needs during the day. She walks, climbs on play sets in the yard, runs and goes up stairs independently. She dresses herself with minimal assistance. She likes to play with toys, balls, loves to play pretend games and makes attempts to play role games with adults or other children. She loves to swing, to hum and dance. She understands what is said to her and follows oral directions, but does not have well developed speech. She freely interacts with the other children via mimic and gestures; she likes to play with them and seeks their attention. She demonstrates curiosity about the world around her, especially when it is in relation to the others. She attends a special needs school during the school year.

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mathilda

40622125059 MathildaGirl, born 2003
HIV+

 

 

 

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

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Frankie

Frankie 1

Frankie 2Boy, born April 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome

Are you ready for this C-U-T-E-N-E-S-S? Recently turned two year old, Frankie is diagnosed with down syndrome. Frankie can sit alone and can crawl. He can imitate adults’ actions, can bang two blocks together, and can stack blocks. Frankie knows his name and reacts when called. His language development is delayed. Basic sign language would be a great option for him at this time. Frankie is outgoing, cute, and lovely. He likes to lie close on people. When there is music playing, he will shake his hands happily and shake his hips. His favorite toys are cars. Frankie is one unforgettable boy!

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

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Seff

Seff (1) Seff (2)Boy, born May 2011
PRC
Down Syndrome

Recently turned 3 year old, Seff is the definition of a BEAUTIFUL BOY! Seff has a beautiful smile when teased and a sweet giggle that comes out when someone is talking to him. When he was younger, he patiently waited for his bottle. He knows his name and reacts to being called. He has good head control and he can crawl and sit alone. Seff can hold his own cup to drink water and he can hold a spoon to eat food. He is able to stand steadily alone and can walk when one hand is held by a caregiver. His language development is delayed. Basic sign language would help him to be able communicate his needs at this time. Seff is gentle and lovely. He likes to be around familiar people and he can get along well with other children. Seff is willing to share toys with other children too. He likes going outside and building block towers. When there is nice music, he listens carefully. He enjoys it and it makes him very happy. Could Seff be your son? It’s clear Seff is going to make some lucky family so very happy!

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Julia

Julia 2

Julia 1Girl, born March 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome

Imagine this precious 2 year old girl with a smile on her face. Julia is currently living with a foster family. She is not yet speaking, but she can express her needs by eye contact,gestures and babbling. When she sees her favorite toy on the desk, she will point to it while making the sound of ah ah, trying to get someone to bring it to her. When she is hungry, she makes the sounds of yiyi ah ah. When someone is eating, she might go to her/him with her hands holding onto the desk, and ask for food. She is currently still in diapers, but cries when she has a bowel movement and stops crying right after her foster mom changes her. Julia can stand up alone and can walk with her hands held by an adult. She likes to ride her toy horse and enjoys playing with other children. When there are children over, she rides her horse over to them and watches them play or follows them by riding the horse and chasing them in the yard. If her foster mom calls her, she will turn her head and walk to her. Julia is fond of imitating. When there are singing and dancing programs on TV, she wiggles and imitates the dancing. When her foster mom praises her by giving a thumbs-up gesture, she imitates the thumbs up! When people leave, she can express goodbye to them by waving her hand. Julia is a lovely little girl who would be a blessing to some lucky family! Will you be the family to put a beautiful smile on her sweet face?

$30.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hester

Hester 1 Hester 3Girl, born July 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome; esotropia

What a little pumpkin Hester is! Hester will be turning two soon. She is diagnosed with down syndrome and esotropia. Hester was just moved to a foster family in January. She is a good sleeper once she is out, but she likes to play a little bit before falling asleep. Hester is introverted and quiet. She likes music, TV, and toys with sound- her musical toy car is her favorite! At 4 months, she could keep her head up and could grasp things and move them to her mouth. She also began to find other kids. At 6 months, she could turn over and could play with toys near her. At 7 months, she could kick her feet strongly, bounce on the caregiver’s lap, and could turn to the sound source if you called her. At 8 months, she could sit well, grasp things, and pat toys. At 12 months, she was afraid of strangers and could not walk.Now she likes sitting in the walker and rarely cries. She can make the sound of “mama” and “baba”. Occasionally she can call out “mama” and “baba.” Hester laughs loudly when being teased. What Hester needs most is the love of a forever family! Could you be her forever family?

$1.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sadler #1049

Sadler 1049Boy, born 2004
Moderate delays in neuro-psychical development, Secondary hypothyroidism, nanism

Sadler understands and keeps the rules in the group and in school. He works with a speech therapist and psychologist in order improving his development of physical processes and speech.

Sadler is smiley, good-natured. He loves to be object of an adult’s attention. He recognizes different emotional conditions – happiness, resentment, sadness.

He uses simple sentences. He knows the children from the group, he knows the names of the children and the adults from the staff in the Home and the school. He is able to have a conversation, he asks questions, and answers with simple sentences to asked questions. He shows interest and involves himself in organized activities with the children from the group.

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.

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Roxie

RoxieGirl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Roxie is an adorable little girl who is 4 years old. She has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Roxie is healthy, outgoing, lovable, very social, and happy. This sweet little girl loves to play with the other children. She is speaking (simple words), and her motor skills are good. Roxie is ready for her family to come and bring her home!

$256.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lexi

LexiGirl, born October 2005
PRC
Hyperextension of right knee/incontinent (possible lower spine issue)

Lexi is a beautiful little girl with such a sweet spirit! She is 8 years old, and has hyperextension of her right knee and is incontinent (possible issue with lower spine). She is able to “walk” with some assistance. Lexi used to sit and watch the other kids run and play, and she was so sad she couldn’t join in the fun. She worked and worked to find a way to get around! Lexi has had some delays but has excellent fine motor skills. She can take care of herself very well and is a smart girl. She has a best friend at the orphanage. Lexi sings while her friend dances. I imagine Lexi would love to be able to dance, too. She will need possible surgery and therapy on her right leg, and help with the continence issues. Lexi is a very loving and patient little girl. She is ready and waiting for a family of her own.

$40.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Thea #

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born October 2011
Significant gross motor delays, low vision, deafness in one ear, frequent respiratory illness

The was born at 25 to 26 weeks gestation and has had some of the usual problems associated with very premature babies. As of her last medical examination, she showed delay in general motor skills development, with improvement since last observation period- can sit independently, can stand continuously if placed to solid support, walks with assistance and crawls. She can reach, hold and play with a toy, placed in front of her. The left ear is with normal hearing, the right ear does not react. Can hold her attention for a while. Can articulate some sounds- ma-ma, la-la. Medical conditions that persist are asthma and diminished vision likely due to oxygen therapy after birth.

The agency has additional pictures and short videos of her, as well as more medical information.

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.

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Ivey

31209225022 IveyGuardian AngelGirl, born 2001
Arthrogryposis

 

From a family that met her early 2014: She is SO smart and funny and has the best sense of humor. When we were in there, she asked the staff if it was possible to get a family for herself, but they felt the answer would be no- because no one would want someone as badly disabled as she was. She can do nothing for herself physically, her limbs are twisted very badly, and unlike many of the others, she cannot feed herself. She lies on the couch and another older girl, also disabled, comes and feeds her. But she is amazing- despite her lack of formal schooling, she has memorized poems, and such. But she is also a fantastic conversationalist. She reads, can write some (limitations of her arms), has an incredible memory and method of delivery of things she has memorized (she also sang for us). She loves the color yellow and loves dressing up to feel pretty. She also loves to watch cartoons, but is ok with “serious dramas” on tv too lol! she’s spending her days on a couch, wishing for a family she fears will never come because her limbs are twisted and she cannot be “useful.” I am praying with all my heart that there is a family out there that recognizes that a person’s worth is not measured by what they can physically do- and will cross the ocean to call her daughter, because I truly believe she would be an incredible addition to a family. She’s spunky and overcame her hesitation about potential rejection, in order to ask me if I would please see if I could find her a family.

$837.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ross

RossBoy, born March 2010
PRC
Meningocele, unrepaired

Ross is 3 years old and loves to play with blocks and stack them up high! He has a meningocele on his back and this has not been repaired yet. Ross is not walking yet because he has a difficult time feeling his legs. He also cannot control his potty skills yet. Ross is a super cuddler and loves to be held. He can communicate simple words and instructions, follows directions, and crawls using his arms. When his aunties move away from him, he moves right back next to them! His caregivers say that Ross is loving and kind.

$4.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jeanne

JeanneGirl, born September 2003
PRC
Post-op hernia, congenital dislocated hip, curvature of the spine

Jeanne is 10 years old and is super smart and loves to draw. She is postoperative for a hernia and has a congenital dislocated hip. Because of her dislocated hip, she also have a curvature in her spine. Sometimes, in the winter Jeanne gets eczema on her hands and feet. Even though her walking is affected by her hip and spine issues, it doesn’t stop her from running, climbing, jumping, squatting, or doing any activities that she wants! Jeanne is studying in school with her friends and is making excellent grades. She can speak Mandarin and she is able to fully express her wants and needs. Jeanne is overall just a great little girl. Her caregivers say that she is active, outgoing, and very helpful. Jeanne had an evaluation done by an advocacy group and they said that she was ahead of my friends in her learning and expressive abilities! Jeanne has been taught about adoption and she would love to find a family of her own!

$117.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Travis

TravisBoy, born November 2011
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

This little cutie is Travis and he is 2 years old. He loves when his caregivers tell him stories and he can stare at the books. The doctors diagnosed Travis with cerebral palsy. He is able to sit up on his own and can stand with a little bit of help. Travis is not able to walk just yet, but he is working on it! His caregivers say that he is one happy little boy. Travis loves to listen to stories and try to babble. He can put blocks into a cup and bang them together loudly. His favorite toy is a rattle and he loves when his caregivers tickle him!

$47.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jagger

jagger3 jagger240502230449 (3)Boy, born late 2004
HIV

 

 

$168.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Damaris

40502230723 Damaris (1) 40502230723 Damaris (2)Girl, born early 2004
Spinal amyotrophy

Damaris cannot stand on her foot, needs hamstring or ligaments cutting.

 

 

$123.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Shiloh

40502230221 Shiloh (2)shilo2Boy, born mid 2004

From a family who met him, June 2014:

The day we saw him was the end of school party and he had the biggest part in their little skit. He had a really long poem to memorize and did great with it. He was having lots of fun! We could not see any physical or mental delays at all. He’s totally just a typical ten year old boy.

I saw him on the bench later, enjoying a conversation with one of the nannies. He sounds very well spoken and seems mature for his age. I waved to him but he was a little shy and the nanny had to prompt him to wave back, but he did and appreciated the attention!

Later one of the other nannies called him to do some chores and he happily went to work with “Horosho! Horosho!” (good, good) and a smile on his face. He smiles a lot, or perhaps he was just in an exceptionally good mood because it was the last day of school! Either way he would make SUCH an amazing son. And he is so handsome! He’s grown up some from the most recent picture and I think he is even more handsome than he was before!

 

$1036.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kitt

40427101745 Kitt (1)Girl, born 2009
HIV+

 

Kitt certainly has a sparkle in her eye!  She will be available for adoption in late 2014.

 

$47.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Silvie

Silvie (1)

Silvie (2)Girl, born August 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Silvie is an adorable little girl who can be timid but also talkative. She likes to imitate adult actions and to listen to music. Silvie is able to walk independently and likes to help her caretakers with their work. She is energetic, likes to play games and gets along well with others. Silvie likes to participate in social activities and likes to sing. She also enjoys reading picture books. Silvie is waiting for a family who will sing with her and read her bedtime stories. Are you the family she is waiting for?

$15000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Poppy

poppyGirl, born January 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Agency grant available up to $2500

Little Poppy is only 1 and has Down syndrome.
She likes to babble, has good hearing, can smile if being teased, and also will dance with her hands and feet. Poppy likes taking a bath, and can wave her feet in the water.

Poppy is so sweet!

$19.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Geoffrey

GeoffreyBoy, born Nov 2007
PRC
underdevelopment of the brain

Geoffrey is a darling little boy who is diagnosed with underdevelopment of the brain, but his file also says he is developing on target with his peers. He can walk and run, but sometimes loses his balance when moving too quickly. and may stumble. Geoffrey loves playing outside and he also likes playing with electrical toys. His favorite foods are apples and oranges. He is waiting for a family who loves to play!

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

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Alda

40115160442 AldaGirl, born September 2009
Cerebral paulsy, hemiparesis to the right, minor heart anomaly (false chord), developmental delays

Alda is able to walk independently.

She will be available in September 2014 when she turns 5 years old.

 

$1,190.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kellin

Kellin1 Kellin2Boy, born August 2011
PRC
Blind/anophthalmia

Kellin is a beautiful baby who was in a foster care home for children with visual impairments for 10 months in 2012. He improved so much during that time, he went from being a weak, unhappy baby to being a fat, happy baby! He loves to be cuddled and loves to speak baby babble and play with his lips so that they make sounds, and he repeats words. He learned how to crawl and to stand and he started to walk holding hands with one of his ayis. Since he has been back at his orphanage, he has been very unhappy. Kellin cries all of the time and he does not receive the care and attention that he needs. He mostly lies in his crib all day and he cries. This is such a different baby to the boy when he was when he was in a loving foster home and we know that with the love and attention of a family, he will return to his happy, healthy self.

$414.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Chloe Anne

Chloe Anne (2)Chloe Anne (1)Girl, born February 2002
PRC
DSD

Chloe Anne is a very pretty girl. The agency staff has observed that she is extroverted, sweet, obedient and friendly. She speaks in a soft voice and is very polite. Chloe Anne enjoys school, especially sports and physical activities such as jumping rope and playing hide and seek. She understands what it means to be adopted and wants to go to the USA. She hopes she can have a puppy with her new family.

The agency has MANY pictures and additional information for interested families.

Chloe Anne also has an agency grant available for $3500

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

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Preston

Preston 1Boy, born October 2009
PRC
Deaf, small birthmark in groin area

4 year old Preston will melt your heart! The director of the agency Preston is listed with has met him and just LOVES this child!! Preston is active, gets along well with others, is not shy with strangers, and is full of curiosity. Because of his deafness, he cannot speak. He can only babble. He also has a birthmark in the groin region. He is potty trained. He can follow directions and likes helping take care of other children. He helps pat the crying child’s shoulder to comfort him. Preston can get along well with other children. His favorite toy is a car. He likes adults to play all kinds of games with him and is very happy when they do. Preston will smile and stretch out his hands to ask for cuddling when he sees his caretakers and he has formed stable and close relationship with these caretakers.

$27.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nolan

Nolan picBoy, born July 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Nolan lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Nolan likes to play with blocks and balls best. He likes to play with other children and likes to look at books. Nolan smiles often, knows his name, and has good motor development. He is active and energetic. An orphanage project team visited with Nolan last summer.

$144.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marilee

MarileeMarilee1Girl, born August 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Marilee lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Marilee is optimistic, extroverted, active and gets along well with others. She enjoys school and likes to sit close to her teachers, usually reaching out her hands to ask for cuddles. She often gives other children a warm hug with a smile to greet them. Marilee is very polite and is a good helper. An orphanage project team visited with Marilee last summer.

$4.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Owen #11-41

Owen Mar 2014Owen 2014 (1)DOB: 2008
Diagnosis: Von Willebrand disease, epilepsy, strabismus and delayed neuropsychological development.

Owen has been diagnosed with Von Williebrand disease and as a result is also anemic from the bleeding episodes. He is also reported to be very hyperactive and he’s currently being given medication to help calm him down so that he can focus better. The hope is that this will also reduce some of the bleeding episodes. His development is delayed, though he’s recently started making more developmental progress just to a change in his current environment. He walks and tries to run. He eats from a spoon. He is beginning to babble and make sounds. He plays in the children’s play room and enjoys going on walks with caregivers. He receives wilate treatments as needed for his condition.

Update 2014:   He has stable and consistent weight gain; walks stably and tries to run; produces random sound combinations; follows simple instructions; loves it when someone sings to him; builds up a pyramid of elements; plays with toy cars.

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Hudsen

HudsenBoy, born April 2010
PRC
bilateral cerebral temporal lobe development delays and otitis in his left ear

 

Despite his struggles, Hudson is able to walk independently, put on and take off his own clothes, and feed himself!  Hudson is also able to express his needs or thoughts and is potty trained.

 

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Haddie

Haddie2Girl, born January 2013
PRC
Cerebral dysplasia, strephexopodia of both feet, neuroblastoma of left eye

Haddie is a quiet girl who can recognize familiar people, turn when her name is called and searches for dropped toys. She likes to play with colorful toys, cuddling with her nurturer, and is she finds something funny, she will laugh loudly. She is describes as being a smart and happy girl.  Additional pictures available.

Haddie

 

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

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Ezrah

EzrahBoy, born June 2012Ezrah2
PRC
Ankle joint contracture of both knees and muscular tension of limbs reduced

Ezrah can keep his head steadily and can hold his head up; he can stand up with wrists held slightly; he can recognize the aunt who cares him, can make sound of ma-ma, nai-nai, can shake and stare at the rattles, can take a block in a hand and take another one, can reach and grasp the toy beyond, and can shake the rattles consciously; he can chase the toy with hands and can look for the dropped toy; he can react to the game of hide and seek and looking oneself in the mirror; he is very curious and likes to discover and recognize all kinds of never seen objects and fresh things. He cares about the changers of around people and things.

Ezrah has an extroverted personality, is active, likes to play games with peers; he likes colorful toys with making sounds; he responds actively to stimulation of new things or strangers.

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Leah

LeahGirl, born January 2010Leah 1
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Leah is an active and curious little girl. According to her foster mom she is higher functioning compared to other children with the same special need. She is able to say, “mama, pa, and DADADA.’ Leah sleeps well and is not fussy about the foods served to her. She does not have a bad temper, but can become annoyed if one does not allow her to grab things you are holding. (2012)

 

$7,319.49 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Charley

Charley Charley2Boy, Born May 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Tiny baby Charley! He will be turning ONE year old in May. The orphanage describes him as a “plump little baby” who eats and sleeps well. From his last report in January 2014, they said he could turn over in his bed, kick his quilt off, and follow a toy with his eyes and then his head will also turn to watch it. If you call his name, he will look for you, and he loves to lay or play in his bed. They say he is a quiet child who, when hungry, will not cry, but will suck on his hands instead.

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Noah

Noah Noah2Boy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Noah is said to be a lovely boy who loves to cuddle and is doing well in rehabilitation training. Noah likes to look at himself and when the report was prepared in January 2013, he was already starting to crawl. Noah enjoys music and watching himself in the mirror.

 

$54.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mirabel


mirabelsept2013Girl, Born August 2009

 

Miss Mirabel is also a real cutie!   What a great smile she has :)   Mirabel is 4 now and facing imminent transfer.   We’ve had many successful adoptions from this orphanage and region!  Please help us share Mirabel’s need for a forever family!  Mirabel will remain bedridden for the rest of us her life if she is not adopted.

 

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From her medical records:  congenital malformation of the central nervous system, cerebral hernia, hydrocephaly subcompensated, flail legs
 

From one of our families who visited with her in August 2013:  ” We saw Mirabel this morning.  She is in the laying down room.  The nannies were carrying them outside.  She can’t hold her head up, support herself, sit, or stand.   It looks like she has no control over her legs at all…flopped to the side when the nannies carried her. She does, however, have good use of her arms.  She kept reaching up to try to touch me.  I gave her a set of the rings to play with.   She was SO happy to have something to play with. She kept smiling at me. I really think that there is a smart, aware little girl in that broken body.”

 

More photos available.  Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.  Travel required.

$7820.65 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Caleb

Caleb updateBoy, Born November 29, 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:  “Caleb is extroverted, active and restless. He has a ready smile, enjoys playing with other children. He loves listening to music, watching cartoons. He is energetic and likes being outdoors!”

Update 2013:

Caleb can walk, run, jump, climb, and is good physically. He expresses his needs well to his foster mom, and knows his eyes, nose and ears, etc. He even understands simple English. He can feed himself. He is an outgoing and active boy, likes being with other kids, the other kids like him also. His favorite toys are cars and toy bricks. He likes to play with trampoline, slider, water and sand.

$10,646.13 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Candace #450

Candace2 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAge: 8
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus and spina bifida (both were surgically corrected in the early neonatal period), club feet (surgically corrected; her gait has been stabilized with ortheses of both ankle joints), lower limb paraparesis, bilateral luxation of the hip joints, slightly delayed neuropsychological development.

Candace moves around mainly by holding onto a fixed or a movable support; uses a walker; does well writing letters and numbers; has steady attention, good memory and has developed logical thinking; rich vocabulary; reads syllables with some help; careful and diligent in the educational process; calm and friendly; seeks adults’ attention insistently; interacts with children.

UPDATE March 2014:
Candace is learning to walk without support. She is very independent & only requires assistance with toileting. She is going to school and knows her alphabet, numbers, colors, and is learning to read. She can work puzzles, dress herself, talk in complete sentences, answer questions correctly and participates in activities at the orphanage. She acts as a big sister to many of the younger children in the facility. She enjoys drawing, watching TV and playing with dolls. She says that her favorite subject in school is math. We have several photos and videos from March 2014 of Candace.

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.

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Bennett

BennettGuardian AngelBoy, born July 2008
PRC
Congenital heart defect, Post-Op Anal Atresia, Post op repaired Mega Colon, nutrients absorption issues

Bennet is an incredibly sweet and caring little boy who is in care of a fantastic organization in his home country. Unfortunately, Bennett has been VERY sick with an abdominal infection over the last year and needs a mommy now. His condition is stable but has a hard time gaining weight as his body is having a hard time absorbing any nutrients. He is on a regular diet supplemented with Pediasure.  He is a boy that is extremely happy, full of energy and is a typical and active little boy who needs some extra TLC when it comes to his feeding and nutrients issues. Bennett hopes a family will see him for the sweet, intelligent and handsome little boy he is and make him their son.

 

$109.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Holly Joy

Holly Joy (1) Holly Joy (2)Girl, born June 2009
PRC
Post Op Hydrocephalus, delayed development
Holly Joy is a shy girl who loves music and food.

Update January 2013:
Holly is able to speak, but only monosyllabic words. She is potty trained and can move about very well. She loves to be held by her caregivers and she also loves to play with the other children. She is a sweet and happy girl who loves to dance and interact with other children.
$10.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Belle

BelleGirl, born May 2007
PRC
meningocele and hydrocephalus

Belle is 6 years old and was born with a meningocele and hydrocephalus. She has had surgery to repair this and her hydrocephalus has been corrected as well. Both of her feet are slightly clubbed, but she is getting therapies to help this! Belle is able to count, sing, and knows her shapes and colors too. She is getting therapies and living in a wonderful foster home that helps her to improve all her skills. Belle’s caregivers say that she is energetic, gets along well with her friends, and has big, beautiful brown eyes!

$5.40 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lisa Marie

Lisa MarieGirl, born September 2002
PRC
Hep B carrier, mild heart murmur

 

Lisa Marie is a beautiful little girl who is in the 5th grade. Her favorite subject is Chinese literature. Lisa is a Hep B carrier and also has a very mild heart murmur. Her conditions do not stop her at all! She loves to jump rope and participate in fan dancing. People say that she is a sweet girl and when she gets nervous she will cry. Lisa loves to do origami and her favorite animals are puppies, kittens, and rabbits. If she could have three wishes she would wish for a big doll, to take a ride on a big airplane and go outside for a picnic or bbq.

$4.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tanner

TannerBoy, born September 2011
PRC
viral encephalitis, secondary epilepsy, external hydrocephalus

Meet handsome 2 year old, Tanner.

From his October 2013 file: He has normal limbs and mental development. On Apr 1 2013 he had a skull CT test due to his head size and he was diagnosed with external hydrocephalus. He suffers secondary epilepsy. Occasionally he has a convulsion and always takes medicine for that. At the age of 1 year, he could stand while holding onto something, could search for familiar sounds, could turn back if his name was called, and could search for dropped toys. At the age of 1.5 years, he could stand alone, could respond to other’s asking, and understood what NO meant. At the age of 2 years, he could walk freely, could go up stairs holding on, could call “ayi, jiejie”, and liked smiling. Usually he likes listening to children’s songs, watching cartoons, and playing toys. Sometimes he has outdoor activity where he likes running around the playground. He can do actions according to your direction, such as jumping on the bridge. He likes being praised and hugged. He also likes helping the nurturer manage the toys. He can get along well with other kids. Now he can use the spoon to eat, can put his shoes on and take his shoes off, and is very cooperative.

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

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Quinnlee

QuinnleeGirl, born July 2010
PRC
Blind

Quinnlee is as cute as a button! She loves to smile and be tickled. Quinnlee was born without any eyes and this has caused her to be completely blind. She is very social and loves to be around her friends and caregivers. She has been healthy and has not even had common colds. Quinnlee loves to be cuddled and loves when her caregivers sing to her! She loves to dance and shake her hips to the music. Quinnlee’s toys are very special to her and she only likes the ones that make noise. Quinnlee is learning to walk with a walker so that she does not bump into things, and she is starting to explore the world with her hands. Her caregivers say that she is very beautiful and has an amazing smile!

$227.46 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marni

MarniGirl, born March 2012
PRC

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

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Kamdyn #1-6

Kamdyn April 2013DOB: 2009
Diagnosis: Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome

Kamdyn has been registered for adoption for over 2 years, during which time her development has been followed closely. She continues to make significant developmental progress as her medical needs are addressed and corrected.

Kamdyn has Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome. She is affected by this syndrome in the following ways: She has an additional finger on her right hand; her uterus and right ovary has been removed; Hydronephrosis of the left kidney that has been surgically addressed and astigmatism. She is receiving excellent medical care and remains under the supervision of doctors to ensure that all her needs are addressed as they arise. The surgeon has recommended additional minor surgical procedures, but feels that this could best be done in the US and has recommended that a suitable adoptive family be found for the child in order for her final medical needs to be addressed.

Developmentally, Kamdyn continues to make progress in all areas of her development. She spent the first year of her life confined to a crib while her medical needs were addressed. Since then, she’s made rapid progress. She is walking, goes up/down stairs, climbs on play structures, runs and dances. Her fine motor skills are at age appropriate levels. She grabs with pincer-pliers grip; picks up petite objects, puts them in a bottle with a narrow opening and after that takes them out of it; builds a tower of 7-8 blocks and fits in rings and squares while adapting according to the form. She leafs through the pages of a book with hard covers. Her visual-motor coordination are also on target for her age (hand/eye, hand/hand, hand/eye/mouth). She imitates actions she’s told to copy, points to requested items, gives kisses when asked, finds hidden objects, enjoys “hide and seek” games, and plays appropriately with toys according to their function. She participates in organized activities with the group of children that she lives with. She exhibits leadership skills and appropriate social behaviors when interacting with other children. She stands up for herself and will say “no-no-no” to the other children if they try to “invade her space” or take things from her. She follows verbal directions and responds to her name. She can say several words and phrases. She waves “bye-bye” and blows kisses. She has a good attention span. She feeds herself and is learning to dress herself without assistance. Despite her kidney problems, she is in the process of potty training too.

Additional photos and videos of Kamdyn are available.

$3840.24 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ned

Ned (1) Ned (2)Boy, born 2003
PRC
Alopecia

Ned is a charming 10 year old boy who has been waiting for a long time for a family because of the relatively minor special need of hair loss! Ned was abandoned at the age of five and arrived at the orphanage in a malnourished state. He was very fearful of others and self-conscious about his hair loss. Ned was unwilling to interact with anyone at the orphanage, and when people tried to talk to him he would run away.

A teacher at the orphanage realized the cause of his anxiety and bought him a hat. The teachers praised Ned and told him he looked handsome and his confidence started to build almost immediately. Now Ned is 10 years old and he is lively and extroverted. He is of normal intelligence and attends the local school where he is hardworking and studies carefully. Ned loves going to school. He has a lot of friends there and gets on well with everyone.

His orphanage fee has been waived completely in the hope of finding him a family!

$53.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Edmund #

Boy, born November 2011
Down Syndrome, delayed motor development

 

Edmund rolls over and sits up by himself. He is not yet standing or pulling himself up. He makes combinations of sounds and laughs. He will grasp and hold a toy. His face expresses interest while he studies it. He is interested in studying his hands and feet. He reacts to physical and verbal contact with an adult. He is attentive and smiles when teased. He is described as calm, often smiling and generally in a good mood.

 

The agency has MANY pictures of him!

$133.20 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Conner #

ConnerBoy, born 2000
Hodgkin’s disease (remission)

Conner is sociable, inquisitive, and friendly. As he grows up, he strives to be more responsible.  He likes playing soccer, watches soccer games with interest; he enjoys coloring and playing computer games.  His value system is well-established as he can tell the difference between good and bad. He knows he should respect both other children and adults. He has friends.  Conner is emotional and sensitive. He looks for support of social workers whenever he feels the need to.  During the 2012/2013 school year he completed seventh grade in an elementary school. A resource teacher was additionally working with him.  He has good hygiene for this age. He tries to keep his clothes clean. He keeps his room clear and in order, but sometimes needs to be reminded of that.  He eagerly participates in organized activities. He is very responsible when participating in ongoing group activities focused on social skills development.  The child’s behavior is normal; he is sociable.

In December 2003 Conner was diagnosed with: Hodgkin’s disease. Six courses of chemotherapy were performed, with documented full remission.

Conner wants to be adopted and live in a family where he will be surrounded with love and attention.

Additional information is available from the agency.

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.

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Vera #346

Vera (1) VeraGirl, born June 2011
Down syndrome

Vera has good emotional tone.  She is comfortable in new settings.  She seeks the attention of familiar adults, and laughs when they tease her.  She recognizes her name.    Vera delivers long focused strings of sounds and combinations of sounds of speech of adults.  Sitting, but quickly tired. Pulls to an upright position with support, crawls. Able to walk when holding one hand to an adult. Still scared to let go and walk independently. Due to congenital condition, she is behind in her neurological and intellectual development for her age.  She needs caring adults to further her development.

$36.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tirzah

TirzahGirl, born Oct 2002
PRC
Amniotic banding causing hand deformity (and some missing toes)

Tirzah is an active and optimistic girl. She likes to play with other children. She is very shy when meeting new people. Tirzah is a very sensible child. When someone visits her, she would share greeting with them. She likes long hair. She likes to collect the beautiful hairpins. Tirzah likes the beautiful clothes. She likes to put on beautiful dress in summer. She likes to go outside with the volunteers.

Tirzah is a child who likes the crowed places. She likes to communicate with volunteers about the things which happened at school. Tirzah gets well along with them. Volunteers think Tirzah is very sensible and like her very much. The volunteers always take her outside. She is very grateful for the volunteers. Tirzah likes to do crafts. When the craft teacher comes, she is very happy. The volunteer teacher says that Tirzah is very patient. She is very careful.

$9.96 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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EDEN #657

Eden_Jan 2014 (14)Age: 2Eden_Jan 2014 (11)
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, Hashimoto Thyroiditis

 

Eden’s picture with the grumpy face is SO irresistible!  Love that attitude!  She was awoken from her nap for pictures – and was not impressed.  (pics from January 2014)

 

Eden just turned 2 years old. She is beginning to learn to crawl. She plays with toys, laughs and smiles when adults interact with her and enjoys being around other people. She imitates sounds/syllables after an adult says them and responds to her name.

Video available from the agency.

 

$85.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Aric (L)

HeinrichBoy, born June 2012
Down syndrome, suspected hearing issues

 

As of July 2013:
Aric is one year old, he is diagnosed with Down syndrome. The boy started to pronounce parts of the words, Aric learned to take a toy into his hands. He is actively seeking for the toys sitting in front of him or next to him. Started to sit without help for 5 sec just putting his hands in front of him. The boy looks for his view in the mirror and touches the picture of himself.

$108.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Aran

Aran (2)Aran (1)Boy, born October 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (VSD)

 

At the age of 4 months, Aran would laugh when teased and could visually follow the moving people. At the age of 6 months, he could move his head freely, look around, and when someone talked to him, he would make the sound of gugu. At the age of 8 months, he could distinguish the sounds of familiar people, distinguish strangers from familiar people, and had more sensitive hearing. At the age of 10 months, he could roll over, transfer from supine position to lateral position, or transfer from lateral position to supine position. He would turn his head over when called. Now he can sit alone, crawl, smile at familiar people, and knows how to grasp the toy nearby his hand. He also knows how to respond to the facial expressions of adults. He is outgoing, active, and lovely. Usually he is fond of playing with toys and fond of listening to music. When there is music, he is very quiet. Sometimes he waves his hands. He is not afraid of strangers and likes to be cuddled and teased. He has a sweet smile when he is happy.

$471.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lily

LilyGirl, born March 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (VSD)

 

Lily loves the attention of familiar people and understands simple instructions. As you can see from her smile, she giggles when she is happy! She walks on her own but has some language delays. She likes active play and is cooperative when dressing or picking up toys.

 

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Maddie

Maddie (2)

Maddie (1)Girl, born July 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (ASD)

Maddie is a clever child, curious about anything new and with a passion for life. She is somewhat introverted but will play with other children. She is a happy child who often asks her caregiver for a hug. She likes colorful toys as well as dolls.

$15,081 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Evie

Evie Evie 2Girl, born Dec 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Sweet Evie!  She’s so serious in her pictures, but at the orphanage she is called the “sunshine girl” because of her sunny personality. She is reportedly healthy and developing well.

 

$633.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Della

Girl, born June 2002M (2)
Down syndrome, deep mental handicap, deficiency anemia, hypostatura

Della is 11 years old and waiting for her family in a mental institution.  She has the most striking blue eyes and what seems like blonde hair.

 

From someone who met her:  I called her the crying girl as she was sobbing uncontrollably and just being ignored, she had a pencil which she kept turning over and over as she sobbed, it was heartbreaking. This place too cold and hard for such a child!

 

10 day wait often waived in this region.  Married couples only, larger families welcome.  Older parents welcome.   Travel required.  Previous adoptive experience preferred.

$749.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Lisa

Girl,

Born December 2006

PRC

DOWN SYNDROME

Congenital heart defect

 

For a long time, there was a translation error in Lisa’s file, saying she had Trisomy 13, Patau syndrome.  This is INCORRECT!   She has Trisomy 21, Down syndrome.

She is developing well intellectually and is described as a lovely child. She is active and sometimes will amuse her roommates and likes to stay with companions. She loves attention!

Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

**An outside donor has pledged $10,000 to Lisa’s family when they receive TA**

$9115.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Adeline

Adeline (1) Adeline (3)Girl, born March 2012
PRC
Congenital Heart Disease (post-op)

She may have Down syndrome; it hasn’t been ruled out as testing was done and inconclusive.

The nannies all remind everyone that when they care for her they need to be very meticulous and spend lots of time holding her. The nannies will gently put her down and it always seems like they are gently putting down a (fragile) bowl and they are afraid of knocking it into something. She really likes being held in the nannies’ laps. Now, she also loves to smile. Her congenital heart disease has not developed well but she is very tenacious in life.

As of May 2013:
Adeline can sit, and is starting to crawl.  Her vision is good.  She baby talks, and her language is developing. She had heart surgery in 2012, and takes medication for her heart and pulmonary conditions.

$400.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Janie

Janie Photo 2 - April 2014Janie Photo 4 Jun-2013Girl, Born August 2012
Down syndrome, cataracts

 

Look at this sweet chunk!    Janie was born in August of 2012 and has Down syndrome.   Her heart is healthy, but she has been diagnosed with cataracts.  Janie is a sweet, quiet girl who loves to eat and sleep.   She is interested in her environment and smiles and babbles when someone gives her attention.   Janie can roll over on her own and is well loved by her caretakers.

Update February 2014: Janie is doing well.  She is an active girl who responds to music with clapping and rhythmic babbling.  She likes playing in her playpen, too.  Janie has received a crystalline lens implant in her right eye and now responds to light.  She is being monitored by her doctors for progress with her vision and to decide how to treat her left eye.

Additional photos, videos and reports are available upon request from the agency.

$1,346.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Reed #

Reed Dec 2013Reed is a 3-year-old boy with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and CP.

He is passive while in his bed, he can’t control his head and his legs do not support him. The staff changes his body position. He reacts to strong noisy interactions with spontaneous quailing.  He cannot speak and make sounds. He takes liquid food from a nasogastric tube. He gains weight and sleep well.

 

UPDATE:  the caregivers said that they believe that he is aware of his environment and what is going on around him. He does move his eyes when people are in the room and seems to be aware that people are there and talking.

Additional information and a video clip is available from the agency.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for his adoption at this time.

 

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.

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Leandra

Leandra (1)

Girl, born October 2012Leandra (2)
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease, hypothyroidism

Leandra has normal limb development. At the age of 2 months, she could smile if being teased, could track moving people with her eyesight. At the age of 4 months, she could turn her head, could make sound of “gegegugu”. At the age of 6 months, she could recognize familiar people’s voice,and had sensitive hearing. At the age of 8 months, she could smile at familiar people, could attract adult’s attention with “yiyiyaya”. Now she can turn over, can raise her head, can search for sound source, and can ask for a hug from close people. Leandra is open, lovely, likes music, can wave her hands along to the rhythm and likes being cuddled and teased. She likes to smile when happy.

$1061.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lloyd

2007, March 30th, LloydBoy, born March 2007
Thalassemia- B

At the age of 3 years, Lloyd was placed with a foster family and started attending the preschool nearby. He quickly adapted to the family environment and gets along with

his family members. Now he can go upstairs and downstairs alone, can run and jump freely, and can understand the words of others. He likes to help his foster family and he can put on his own clothes and go to the bathroom independently. He likes to play with puzzles, play games, and play with toys. Usually he is not talkative, but he has a ready smile. In a strange environment or in front of strangers, he speaks in a low voice, but after being familiar with people or the environment, he becomes more active, speaks clearly and uses a high voice.

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

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Trixie

Trixie (1) Trixie (2)Girl, born Oct 2004
PRC
Microphthalmia and nystagmus

Trixie is blind and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Trixie is a healthy little girl. When she is in class, she loves to sit where she can see the light come through the window. It’s the only thing that can distract her during school time, she is a model student! Trixie is a good listener, works seriously, and learns quickly. She especially likes oral expression in English and French. She also loves to sing solo! When she grows up, she is going to be a teacher, and she will be an excellent one! She is patient and kind, and loves to explain concepts and ideas. Trixie has a very outgoing personality. She enjoys speaking with others, playing with her classmates and welcoming visitors. She will be friendly to anyone! She has a good amount of independence and can perform all necessary self help skills. She loves eating spicy food. Trixie loves girly things, including wearing dresses, doing her hair with bows. She loves being told that she is beautiful, and she is!
She has been attending the School for the Blind for over 2 years. She lives in an apartment near the school with 3 other girls and their ayi. She walks to school every day and she has good cane skills. She can walk to the local shop on her own and buy groceries, and she also has some chores around the house to help her ayi. She likes helping to cook and to clean the house. Trixie’s energy and joy in life are an inspiration to both the staff and other children.

$20.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ashur

Ashur (2) Ashur (1)Boy, born November 2010
PRC
congenital microphthalmia

Ashur is so cute! He has low vision and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the full.

He is a very friendly child when he is with his ayis and friends, but he is extremely timid and afraid around strangers. He loves to reward people who pay attention to him with giant, ear to ear smiles. He can see things to an extent, including colors and shapes, and he can pick up a piece of rice or cookie off the table or floor if he has dropped it. However, he can’t see further away. This rarely limits him though and he is an amazing little boy who loves talking, singing and giggling as well as walking, jumping and playing. He also loves cuddles and he is happy to play on his own, play with other kids and also play with adults.

$54.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Yulia

Yulia update (2) Yulia update (1)Girl, born September 2010

PRC
Down syndrome

Her orphanage says her mental development is better among other children with Down syndrome; her physical and mental development is delayed compared to other normal children of her age. She is quiet, shy, gets along well with others. She is a cutie and has no other medical conditions. Her picture is about a year old; the agency is hoping for an updated photo soon.

Update:
She is a good eater, not picky with food. She gets up at 6:30am, and goes to bed at 9:00pm. She can understand what you said and response to the instructions. She can put her toy close to her ear and pretend it is a phone and talk . She can recognize some pictures with your help. She can walk, run, jump, climb up and down stairs.

She can eat by herself, but she may get food on the table. She can go to the toilet by herself if you remind her. She needs to wear diapers when she goes out. She can put on pants and shoes, and she can take them off. She is very active and lovely. When her foster father come home, she will get him his slippers and wait for his kiss. She likes to help foster mother to do housework, she will hold a dust cloth and clean here and there like her mother.

Videos available:

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$5,025.97 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kolby #65

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKolby_smBoy, Age: 3
Diagnosis: Retrolental fibrodysplasia on both sides.

Kolby is blind but is with preserved intellect and is very smart and sweet!

Kolby can crawl and walk a few steps when held by hand of an adult. He is able to hold a toy that was passed to him. He recognizes familiar and unfamiliar voices. He repeats everything said by adults and is learning children songs. He is able to answer questions correctly with yes or no. He is able to raise himself around fixed support and to sit. He enjoys the proximity of a loved adult, he likes to be hugged. He prefers to play with rattles, creating strong noise by hitting them into objects. He has a positive attitude towards himself and the surrounding. He does not show any signs of aggression or autoaggression.

 

Update July 2014
Kolby is very beautiful and charming little boy who has a lot of potential!! If he has the chance to find and live in supporting family environment – with a loving, caring family, who helps him show and develop his potential, he has the abilities to achieve a lot. He is just 4 and he can speak, walk and freely lead a dialog with adults. This child just needs someone, who will love and direct him and then I am more than sure that growing up he will have more independent and free life – life that everyone needs and deserves. He memorizes very quick, his intellectual capacity is very good. This child is looking for contact and socialization most of the time – just because he is motivated by himself, he needs it. He misses one of the most important sense that can master skills and information with (his vision), but he has fully preserved intellectual capacity, as well as auditory. He can achieve a lot if he finds his family forever, who will support, help and show him how to master new, and more and more skills. This child really needs his chance for better future, full of love and care that will help him to be complete adult in the future!
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.

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Hallie

HallieGirl, born January 2004
PRC
Post op Congenital heart defect, Cognitive Delays

 

Hallie’s Chinese name implies that she came to the orphanage during the spring festival and that she will become a person of outstanding talent. We already think she is pretty special!

On May 30, 2005, Hallie was operated on for her heart condition. The surgery was successful.

Hallie attends kindergarten at the orphanage. At first, Hallie was a little bit shy, sat on her little chair and didn’t speak much. It was hard for her to adjust herself to the new group and environment, and to communicate with teachers and classmates. With help and encouragement from her teachers, Hallie is becoming more lively and active, willing to play with the other children and play outdoors. She also enjoys motor-development activities.

In November 2007, Hallie went to live with a foster family. She has received all possible care and love from her foster parents, sisters and brothers, and has healthy physical development. Hallie can eat by herself at home, put on her clothes and shoes by herself, and help adults placing chairs around the dining table. When her little sisters and brothers cry, she also acts like an adult to humor them. Hallie is good and kind by nature. Hallie is quiet, and loves music, books, games and toys, especially the cloth dolls. She is very sociable.

From a family who recently met her: “SWEET SWEET GIRL!!! She is a doll!! She totally understood our questions and answered accordingly…PRECIOUS!!”

Hallie has a $2000 agency grant available.

$9.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Robbie

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Robbie (2)Boy, born April 2010
PRC
Low Vision

Robbie is a bundle of fun! He loves to jump, play, talk and sing and he really likes being silly. He is learning how to do a lot of self help skills for the first time, such as changing his shoes, putting on clothes and he practices fine motor skills with lots of different activities and objects. He is very sweet and he loves attention. Robbie is in a primary school class with other children who have low vision. Robbie receives services from an organization that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or have low vision. His teachers fell that Robbie could easily go to a mainstream school and learn with sighted children. He is waiting for a family that he can be silly with and who will help him continue his great progress.

$4.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Linny

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Guardian AngelGirl, born Feb 2010
PRC
Post-operative meningocele/paralyzed on one side

Linny is a beautiful little 3 year old whose original diagnosis was Congenital meningocele. After having surgery she was developing normal physically and mentally. At 21 months old she was admitted to the hospital with a severe head injury for which she needed surgery. She is now paralyzed on her right side. She can no longer speak and can not walk.

She is introvert, limbs, intelligence and language development is slow. Her left hand can hold milk bottle to drink. She can understand what adults said, and their facial expressions. She can communicate with others by eyesight. She can response to the sound who called her.

Staff will make her rehabilitation training everyday. She likes toys with sound, and likes music.

$3165.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mikey

31021225321 MikeyBoy, born July 2013

Down syndrome

 

Oh, sweet boy! Where is your mama??

 

Large families welcome; married couples only.

$1250.07 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Olen

31021075254 Olen (2)Boy, born May 2013

Down syndrome

 

Oh what a lovely baby boy!  His deep dark eyes, and his hand reaching out — he needs a loving family!

 

Olen will be available for adoption in summer 2014.

$2,129.68 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Paige

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Paige4aGirl, born Dec 2009
PRC
Post operative Hydrocephalus

 

Beautiful little Paige was found roadside as a newborn. An update in March of 2013 stated that Paige could not stand or walk on her own. Her hearing is good and she understands what is said to her, but she does not yet speak. Paige likes to interact with other children and also likes to smile and laugh. This precious little girl needs a family who is prepared to deal with some unknowns as Paige may have some significant delays. She needs a family to give her a chance to thrive and blossom.

$18.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Keegan

Keegan (1)
Boy, born July 2009
PRC
post-burn cicatricial contracture sotomy deformity of face, scar proliferation contracture deformity after empyrosis in right hand

Meet precious 4 year old, Keegan. When Keegan was a baby he was involved in an accident that resulted in his scalp, face and right hand/arm being severely burned. Some issues Keegan has include: the absence of most of his hair and missing fingers on his right hand. He has “nubbies.” He is also missing the outer right ear. Keegan has trouble closing his eyes and his nose has lost the sense of smell. While these issues seem large, they are manageable. Hats, sunscreen, garments, and masks can help Keegan with his burn injuries. Shriner’s in Cincinnati can help children with burn injuries at no out-of-pocket cost to the family.

Keegan can use his right hand in a limited way. He has become left handed as a result of his injuries. Keegan is smart and likes to help his foster mom with household tasks. He can help with holding his own bowl, goes to the bathroom on his own, and can climb a slide. Keegan is learning to count, sing children’s songs and say his ABC’s. He knows animals and sounds. He likes electronics, TV, DVD’s, CD’s, and the cell phone. He enjoys playing with other kids and is sad when they leave. He is affectionate with his foster mom.

Keegan is a SURVIVOR! Keegan can go far… he just needs a chance! Is Keegan your son?

Keegan has a Brighter Futures agency grant for $5,000 and his orphanage donation will be reduced by at least half, possibly more.

$1041.30 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Quentin #HP

Quentin Photo 1 rec. Jul-2013-croppedBoy, Born January 2012

Down syndrome

 

Quentin was born prematurely, but is now considered physically healthy.   Quentin’s development is delayed, but at 16 months old he could sit with support, creep on his stomach, reach for and play with toys, and respond to his name.   Quentin is happy, curious, and expressive, clearly enjoying contact with adults and physical affection.   He tracks sights and sounds and responds properly to the tone of voice in which someone speaks to him.  Quentin cannot yet stand, walk, imitate sounds, or feed himself.  Additional photos and reports are available upon request.

 

Married couples and single moms welcome.  Older parents and large families welcome.  Only one parent has to travel.

$0.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Evan

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Boy, Born September 2011
Down syndrome

 

Sweet Evan was born in September of 2011 at 34 weeks premature.   He is currently able to turn to the side and roll to his stomach and back, but is not able to sit up yet.   He is described as a very joyful, smiley and happy boy.   He likes to play with toys and responds when being spoken to.   He does not yet make sounds on his own.

Additional photos, video and report available from the agency, upon request.

$1198.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Vaughan

Vaughan Photo 4 Apr-2013Vaughan-2014Boy, Born February 2012

Down syndrome

 

Brown hair, brown eyed Vaughan was born in February of 2012 with Down syndrome.  He has an infectious smile and big brown eyes.

Update April 2013: What a sweet and active boy. He always wants to play and brings your attention on him. He is very smiley and very happy boy. He moves a lot and likes to play with toys. He can roll over and sits up with support. He babbles. He eats and sleeps well and does not get sick very often.

Update July 2014: Vaughan continues to be an active, alert and happy child who loves to dance.  He walks, climbs, sits up, points, understands instructions, and finds ways to communicate his needs.  Vaughan babbles and is described as an all around fun kid.
Even though Vaughan was born prematurely at 36 weeks gestation, he is very healthy.  It is reported that he does not have a heart defect and currently requires no special care.

$1,103.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Asher

Asher Photo 2 May-2013Boy, Born January 2012
Down syndrome

 

Brown haired, brown eyed Asher was born in January of 2012. He has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. He is able to push up while on his stomach and roll over from stomach to back.

Update for January 2013: Our agency staff representative visited Asher in January and provided the following update. Asher was taken for a cardiologist examination where he was diagnosed with a heart defect.   An operation was performed where they closed the patent ductus arteriosus.   At present time Asher is doing very well.  Although he cannot sit up and stand, he is a very active boy.  He is friendly, reacts to people when they talk to him, smiles back.  He likes to play with toys.   He sleeps and eats well.

Additional photos and video are available from the agency upon request.

$3691.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Savannah

Savannah Photo 6 Apr-2013Girl, Born August 2008Savannah 2
Down syndrome

 

Outgoing Savannah was born in August of 2008 with Down syndrome.   She is very active, playful and charming.  Our in country partner found her to be delightful and speaking with her during a recent visit.  She clearly has fun interacting and playing with others as seen on her video.

Additional photos and video available from the agency upon request.

$1026.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Callie

Callie Photo 2 April 2014 - April 2014 cropCallie Photo 1 2014 - April 2014Girl, Born 2006

** Two birth dates were provided to the agency, and the second birth date of Sept 2006 was confirmed twice from record provided by Ministry Of Justice. **

Down syndrome, strabismus (surgically corrected in 2011)

 

Blonde hair, blue eyes, fair skin beauty!   Callie is the funniest child that loves to sing songs, make bread, attend camp and ride ponies.   She has Down syndrome and was born in 2003.    Her strabismus was surgically corrected in 2011.   Callie is such a smart little girl who also loves her dolls and cell phones.  Callie can speak and understand two languages, including English!   If you like to have fun, make puzzles, build Legos and read books, Callie is happy to join you!

Update 2014:
Callie is a beautiful and funny girl who likes to sing and dance and who easily makes friends. Callie is communicative, speaking clearly in two languages, one of them English. She has an extensive vocabulary, tells stories, recites poems by heart, and remembers places and names.

Callie eats and drinks, dresses and undresses, and brushes her teeth independently. She is potty-trained and a very tidy, organized girl who makes her own bed and puts away her toys without help.  Callie attends school and her teacher describes her as an attentive and good student. She recognizes numbers and 30 letters as well as colors.

Callie would be a wonderful addition to a loving family!   MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

 

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

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Faith

Faith Photo 3 Apr-2013Girl, Born August 2010

Down syndrome

Faith was born in August of 2010 and has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. She has been seen by a cardiologist and the report shows that she has no cardiac concerns or problems. Faith is very active; she can walk holding onto a stable object and likes to listen to music. She is a somewhat serious little girl who makes sounds, recognizes her caretakers and smiles when teased.

From an adopting family who met her in January of 2013: “While visiting with our little girl [at the same orphanage] we had the pleasure of getting to spend time with sweet “Faith”. She is such a delightful little girl with the most amazing smile. She loves to be held, touch your hands and listen to music. She is not defined by her diagnosis and shows true determination for life. She is such a happy little girl and is waiting patiently for her forever family who will give her the chance to reach her full potential.”

Additional photos, videos and medical information available upon request.

$2,730.33 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Chance

Chance Photo 7 Jun-2013Boy, Born September 2012

 

Sweet Chance was born in September of 2012 with Down syndrome. It is unknown whether he has issues with this heart, as he is awaiting an appointment with a cardiologist at this time. He smiles and laughs when entertained. He makes sounds and takes toys. When being talked to he reacts but it is a bit delayed. He sleeps and eats well.   He is developing slowly, but you can see his progress. He is a very sweet boy who is loved by everybody.   His caretakers love him very much and there is also a volunteer who spends a lot of time with him at his orphanage.

Additional photos, video and medical information are available upon request.

MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

 

$1665.06 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Zola

Zola Photo 2 Apr-2013Girl, Born July 2011
Down syndrome

 

Zola was born in July of 2011 with Down syndrome. Her heart is reportedly healthy. Zola is an active little girl who reaches for toys. She can take a few steps without assistance, babbles, and eats well. Zola is described as a joyful and funny child who is friendly with her peers and caregivers. Additional photos, videos, and reports are available upon request.

 

Married couples preferred but single moms may apply.

 

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York

York (1) York (2)Boy, born Feb 2006
PRC
Post-op hydrocephalus

York was found abandoned at the age of 2 1/2 years old. He is a very clever, outgoing, and active child and can learn fast. York has good self care skills and he can put on clothes and shoes, fold the quilt and have a meal alone, and can also help other children to do something what they can’t do, such as pass the toy to them or sing for them. In school he listens to the teacher and is learning well. He also has learned some English and he likes to sing English children’s songs.

By the way, he is quite the little singer and loves to perform when guests come. York performs for them happily, which always bring laughter and joy for everyone. his caretakers state that he is so excellent, so happy, so strong, which can’t help making us send the most enthusiastic applause for him. York would love to have a family to perform for and sing with. Are you ready to add this little star to your family?

$40.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Susan

SUSAN 4Girl, born January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

You had me at the “pig-tails”!  Oh, this sweet cutie is a bundle of JOY!  Susan is 3 year old and has been lovingly fostered by a grandmother.  This little girl has had one on one attention from her foster family to help her catch up with others her age!  She is walking, going to a small school, playing games and singing in performances with other children.  You can see her smile is infectious and her eyes are full of wonder! She can express goodbye by waving her hands and knows to go to toilet using the bed pan. She plays games of hand in hand and can make a circle with older sisters; she is always happy when she plays games.

 

$3100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ruthanne

Ruth (1)ping ru_6 July 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Oh my goodness, look into this sweet face and see the possibilities!

Little Ruthanne has had several months of rehabilitation at a care center near her orphanage. She is making huge strides in motor development and her personality is shining through! She can clap, make funny faces, and make sounds when hearing her name called by the caretaker. She can imitate sounds and she likes to listen to music and play toys. She is able to sit up alone and loves showing off her personality with games! Ruthanne is looking for her family….could it be you?

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$1237.54 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nadia and Nancy (twins)

born August 2007
Both girls have been diagnosed with FAS, pyramidal insufficiency in legs, mental delay, and crossed eyes

URGENT!  NADIA and NANCY HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED!!!

 

What a lovely little pair of pixies!  Nadia and Nancy are twins.  Please help us find them a family where they can grow up, together!

 

From a family who met them in 2012:

We saw them successfully feeding themselves borscht. They were sitting up properly and feeding themselves soup with a spoon. One walks and even runs a little stiff/awkwardly but they are absolute DOLLS! The other crawls and socializes.  They have deep auburn hair and dark hazel-ish eyes. They are both tall, lean, and long-limbed. One is a bit more shy than the other. Both are BORED and need music, hugs, kisses, and a mama and daddy! They loved our attention and carried around magazine pages. They are beautiful twin girls!!!Oh my heart!!!! My heart is breaking!  Someone will be blessed to be their parents!

From a family who met them in 2013:

Both girls are now walking! We hugged them a couple times. They are very sweet! They giggle and seem to speak in sentences (from what little Russian I understand). They have a teacher working with them to try and allow them to progress enough to be sent to a regular older child orphanage instead of an institution! They say mama and papa and smile and laugh when we come in each day. They feed themselves and I don’t think either one is in diapers.

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Large families welcome; married couples only.

$10,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Palmer

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Boy, born July 2005
PRC
hypospadias, post-op hernia

 

Palmer is outgoing and has a ready smile. He loves to play – alone or with others. He likes to play games and is very cooperative. He has quick reaction time. Palmer is a good student and can recite children’s songs. Are you the family that will bring a smile to this cute little face?

Palmer has a $1,000 Special Focus agency grant.

 

$5.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cade (L)

Cade B 319Boy, born July 2007
Vision issues – weak vision in both eyes; inborn high level of shortsightedness with the degeneration symptoms in the background of the eye.  Specific mixed developmental disorder

Cade is very loving, non-conflict child and friendly. When he faces difficulty, he asks for help from a child or an adult. Very careful in the environment he is not familiar with. Cade is taught according to the individual program, always performs his tasks, asks a lot of questions. Has knowledge and visualizations of the environment he is at and further from him, about the people as well. Is good singer, likes to read poems, is able to speak about his experience.

Cade is a very active child, his movement is in co-ordination and balance. He eats without help and is clean, can undress himself, while dressing up – needs a minimum of help from an adult.

Cade likes to draw and play pretend.

$2500.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jonny

jonny updated picture feb 2014JonnyBoy, born August 2003
PRC

Crossed eye, repaired club feet, Bell’s palsy

Jonny is outgoing, clever and lovely. He is getting along with others well and can get along well with other children. His favorite activity is bouncing the ball and his favorite toy is Ultra-Man toy. When someone plays on the seesaw and slide he is happy. He is fond of listening to music. With the guidance of his teacher, he can do morning exercise following the music, and do some simple dance movements. He is happy to help others and knows to care about others; he is willing to help others. Under the care and loving of everyone, he grows healthily and happily. Everyone expects he will have loving parents soon.

Jonny has a $5,000 agency grant and his orphanage donation will be reduced, possibly even waived completely.

$50.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Yule

yuleupdatedpicture2march2014Boy, born Dec 2009Yule (2)
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

 

This handsome little guy likes to giggle when he plays. He was found outside a hotel gate when he was 6 months old. He is able to walk holding an adults hand and knows simple words, but has difficulty with correct sound production.

Yule is an outgoing little guy who likes to play with other children and will share his toys.He likes to play with cars and blocks and loves to listen to music.His caretakers describe him as an unforgettable good child and hope he finds a family soon. Are you ready to snuggle or play cars with this sweet little boy?

$4,277.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Flora

FloraFlora (1)Girl, born Feb 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Just look at this little beauty! Flora was found under a tree at the tender age of 3 weeks old. She is able to take a few steps on her own and can walk around using a baby walker toy. She loves to smile and listen to music. She is able to stack a block on top of another, follow simple directions and is imitating adults words.

Flora gets along well with other children and enjoys playing with other children. This princess is adored by her caretakers and they hope she finds a family soon. Are you ready to scoop her up and dance to the music with her?

$45.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Murray

Murray (2)Murray (2)Boy, born August 2001
HIV

Isn’t he handsome!

 

Murray is in the same orphanage with several other available children.  Interested and approved families could adopt multiple children together.

 

From a family who met him in late 2013:
Murray is one of our daughter’s best friends, and she SO wants him to have a family! She says, “Murray is smart, very nice, very handsome, and he is a good dancer. He is a good English student, and he has many friends. He is funny and hardworking.”Murray (3)

We spent many, many hours with Murray (and all of the kids from Orphanage 60), and Murray was DEFINITELY one of our favorites. He is so sweet, so much fun, so wonderful! Murray loved using my camera while we were there. Every time I brought my camera, he wanted to take photos, and many of his photos turned out very well. He helps all of the kids in his class with their homework — this kid is SMART! He is very organized and loved helping us and the orphanage workers. His English isn’t good, but it’s better than any of the other kids in his class, so I know he’ll excel in his English once he’s in America and getting good English lessons. He was playful and loved spending time with us. I miss him terribly now that we’re home, and I want him to have a family just as much as our daughter does!

We have hundreds of photos and videos of Murray, not to mention stories of our time with him. If you or anyone you know is interested in bringing the most amazing boy you’ll ever meet into your family as your beloved son, please contact me. I want to find this guy his forever home!

$2818.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Antoinette

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Girl, born June 2009
Organic lesion of the central nervous system, mental delay.

Antoinette will be available when she turns 5, in June 2014

 

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jasmine

JasmineGuardian AngelThis beautiful girl is 13 years old and HIV+.

Jasmine came to the orphanage in 2008. She is doing very well in the orphanage and has learned a lot from the other kids at the home. She loves to dance and listen to music; she has a beautiful singing voice.

She enjoys playing with the younger kids and they in turn really look up to her. She is exceptionally beautiful with a smile that lights up the entire room. At times she is reserved but she is so eager to learn about any and everything. She is very good with technology and is learning how to use a computer.

  • Her orphanage will require a Christian family who can provide a letter of recommendation from their pastor. Interested families will need to send a letter of introduction to the orphanage and have their homestudy approved by the orphanage social worker before being able to be matched.
  • Families with six or less children at home preferred but we can inquire about an exception
  • Couples must be married at least 1 year and one parent at least 21 years older than the child being adopted
  • One parent over 25 years old.

 

$2708.40 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Aubrey #33

baby girlGirl, age: 1
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Aubrey was recently given developmental assessments that placed her IQ at 78. She does not have any health concerns at this time.
Detailed information on Aubrey’s current developmental skills coming soon.

 

$562.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Miles

MilesBoy, born January 2002
PRC
hydrocele, mild mental delays
Miles is a tender and shy boy who needs encouragement when he is in a new place. He is quiet until you get to know him, but then you will find he is very clever! He is gifted at drawing, and he is very curious to learn new things. Miles gets along well with other children and is able to develope close relationships with his caretakers. He needs a family to call his very own.

A $5,000 agency grant is available, and his orphanage donation has been reduced and could possibly be waived completely.

$23.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Pepe

photoboyBoy, born 2006
CO-HSA
Mental delays, coming from an indigenous community.

 

As of this little boy’s report evaluation when he was five years and nine months old, he was thriving in his foster home with a foster mom and other children in that home unrelated to him. Pepe has been in this foster home since December of 2011 when he had lesions characterized as a form of erythema. Pepe belonged to an indigenous community but was removed because of his physical condition so that he could be available for adoption. Because of his indigenous background, this little boy will likely not be adopted within his country and for this reason is available for adoption internationally.

Pepe had 7 biological siblings but has not had any contact or relationship with them. This child was diagnosed with moderate mental delays and his report describes that his facial features resemble that of Down Syndrome. He was placed in adoption because he was being severely neglected and was in a poor physical state regarding his lack of good nutrition.

Pepe’s report from just before he turned 6 shows that he was at a low height and weight for his age and had poor communication skills. He is reported to have difficulty learning as characterized by his low concentration/attention abilities, low language ability, low expressive and comprehensive communication skills and delays in kinesthetic movement. He is reported to be easily confused by questions and does not answer questions at the level of other children his age.

Nevertheless, Pepe’s picture shows a very happy and engaging face. He reportedly loves animals and plays well with children who are younger than him. He also enjoys watching TV and playing ball, along with other fun activities that require movement. While frustration and inability to communicate can influence him to become aggressive at times, in general, Pepe is reported to be a very affectionate, caring, warm and good-natured little boy.

Photo available from the agency, for serious inquiries.

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. The agency anticipates they’ll have his file for 3-6 months.

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Joey

Joey1Joey_Fall2009Boy, born November 2006
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

 

Joey’s file is outdated (from 2009).  He has had one surgery on his heart. He is introverted and loves his nanny.  He loves to be cuddled and play with cars.

There is an advocate who has been following him for about 2 yrs and is willing to talk to anyone who is seriously considering the adoption of Joey.  There is also a video available for serious inquiries.

$522.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Finn

30419223250 FinnBoy, born August 2010

Achondroplasia with anostosis of long bones and musculoskeletal system malformation

 

What a handsome boy Finn is!   Such serious eyes.

 

$27.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Shawn

Shawn (4)Shawn (1)Boy, born August 2001
HIV

 

Shawn is currently in the fourth grade and enjoys reading and and history.   He is a very calm and quiet boy, but is lazy.  He has few friends and likes playing outside, and also enjoys when his orphanage is able to go to the beach.  He also enjoys helping prepare meals, and wants to be a chef.

Shawn is in the same orphanage with several other available children. Interested and approved families could adopt multiple children together.

 

$77.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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AnnaMarie

AnnaMarie (1)annamarie-2Girl, born December 1998
AnnaMarie is really struggling right now, longing for a family. Many of her friends have been adopted in the last year (through RR), but no family has come for *her*. She wants a family so badly — aches for a family, cries herself to sleep because her longing for a mama and a papa is so strong and so painful.

She knows what her future holds when she ages out of the orphanage and is on the streets by herself.   AnnaMarie is not some hardened 15yo.   She is a sweet, kind, smart, beautiful child who longs to be hugged and cuddled by people she can call “mama” and “papa,” a family of her very own.   Please, share this note and share her profile.   She only has until December to find a family.

AnnaMarie loves school and was in 6th grade when I met her.  Her favorite subject is math and likes working on the computer and with cameras. AnnaMarie is very quiet, sweet, and soft-spoken.   She is very positive.   She wants to have brothers and sisters of her own, and has many friends.  She likes going out with her friends and dancing.  She wants to go to college.  I hope someone can help her make her dream come true!

AnnaMarie is in the same orphanage with several other available children. Interested and approved families could adopt multiple children together.

$14,293.97 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Armando

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This little guy is about six years old.  He was found abandoned in 2009 and police were unable to locate his family.

He’s been diagnosed with Down syndrome and is developmentally delayed.

He is described as a cute boy and he likes to play with his peers. He knows some simple words and understands and follows some instructions from adults. He needs a family who can provide him with the love and support he lacked in his early life.

Update June 2013:
Our family met this little guy in January 2012 & then again in January 2013. He is a sweetie. He is very independent and very mobile. I chased him all around the playground. He loved the games on our iPhone’s & enjoyed looking at pictures. He understands adults and is very loving. We were told he goes to a kindergarten school. He is super bright, a loves to laugh. He definitely has the stubborn, “I’m not done playing on your phone” attitude typical with our little DS lovies. He was very loving & really enjoyed our teenage girls & our younger boys. I think he would settle in easily into a family. This orphanage is very organized, structured and he is blessed to be there. BUT HE. NEEDS. A. FAMILY.

$669.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Temperance (L)

Temperance (2)Girl, born November 2008

Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, astigmatism

 

Temperance has made much progress.  She has low muscle tone, but continues to gain strength and make progress.

She’s very gentle, follows directions, strong willed, stubborn, more flexible than resistant. She communicates well and mimics others; makes good eye contact. So far no surgery on her heart is needed.  She does not uses any medication for her heart now and her physical activity shall not be limited in any way so far.

Additional medical information available from the agency.

$2217.99 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Rebecca

Rebecca  update 2014 (3)Rebecca 2014Girl, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

 

Rebecca has Down syndrome, and a heart condition; ASD, enlarged RA, mild insufficiency of TV, and mild pulmonary hypertension…the left side of her heart has normal function. A brain CT and EEG were both normal.

Rebecca is a precious little one who is just 2 years old. She was found abandoned at a bus stop when she was about 5 months old.  This sweet little girl has delays; to be expected, of course, but she does not seem to be receiving the therapy she needs to help her progress more quickly. Her heart condition is slowing her down, too. Imagine the great progress she will make when her heart is fixed, and she has someone to help her learn and develop! Rebecca is crawling now, and her fine motor skills are behind. She badly needs a loving family and the continued stimulation that will help her develop and improve her future. It is certainly not too late to begin working with her…at all! Rebecca is sweet, quiet, and loves to watch other children play. A family for Rebecca will help her join other kids at play!

$2,085.83 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marcia

GMarciairl, born December 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, extra digit

Marcia is a spunky, and very cute, little girl who is 2 years old. She came into care when she was about 4 months old. Marcia  has Down syndrome, and an extra thumb on her right hand. She is so sweet, and so full of life! Marcia has no known heart conditions.

She is out-going, and not afraid of strangers. She loves blocks and rattles. Marcia is crawling and can walk while holding the rails (as of March…she could be walking unassisted now). She can imitate actions, and loves to blow kisses! Marcia is very curious, according to her report. This was so good to see! She is attentive, and very interested in everything around her.

Marcia needs a family who will help her reach her full potential…we have no doubt there are great things ahead in this little girl’s life!

$85.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lydia Rose

Lydia Rose 2 Lydia RoseGirl, born August 2007
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Lydia Rose is a shy girl; she has a ready smile and is fond of singing.  She is a very happy, obedient and good intelligent little child. At the age of 2 years and 6 months, the scissor step disappears and she can basically finish the actions such as putting off the shoes and socks. She can conduct the simple communication. At the age of 3 years, she can have meals with bowl and spoon. She can wash hands and face with help of the caretaker. Now little Lydia Rose can stand for several minutes alone. She can hold objects to walk. She has the prominent hand movements. She move flexibly and can hold things. Her intelligent development is well. She can conduct the daily communication. Lydia can take off clothes and go to the toilet without help.

Update and pictures from August 2012.

$2,651.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Faith

FaithGirl, born June 2007
PRC
Delayed mental development, congenital mild cleft upper palate

Faith is 5 years old, she goes to kindergarten like other kids. She knows 1-5 numerals so far, can recite 3-4 songs. She can speak daily use words. Seeing other kids break the rules, she would put up her hands and report to teachers. She can’t speak clearly, but could be understood. She can have meals, dress, zip, button and wash face and feet by herself. She loves to be beautiful, likes clothes with colorful background instead of just one color. She likes to play in the park, she cheers, jumps like a happy bird when she reaches the park. She doesn’t like to stay home and watch TV, when she is upset, she pouts her lips and ignore others; when her requirements are satisfied, she smiles immediately. In the kindergarten, she performs good and cooperate with the teachers actively.

Faith is optimistic, shows affection initially.

$153.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tayte

Boy, born January 2009TayteTayte
PRC
Albinism

Tayte is outgoing, active, has a ready smile and is fond of playing toys; he is not talkative and likes playing games with children in the same room. He is close to the caretaker and his favorite activity is that the aunt takes him out to play with children to the top of his bent. He is a lovely boy.

Because of congenital albinism and light photophobia, he wears sunglasses when he plays outside.
Update, July 2013: 
Tayte is a smart and easy going boy. He attends kindergarten where he gets along well with other children. He can feed himself, dress himself and go to the restroom by himself. He picks up toys, sets the table, and is able to do some housework.

He takes the initiative to greet people who he knows and have simple conversation with them. He meets someone and will ask them if they have finished their days work, showing concern for other person.

Because of his vision, he struggles with pictures, but he is a organizer of other kids to teach them the games he learns at school. He will play with those he is unfamiliar with if introduced to them and told to play together. He likes to sit on adults lap and cuddle with caretaker.

He can go up and downstairs. Going down is a bit slow as he is afraid he would fall. He can run very fast and adjust his speed according to the circumstances. He likes to play toys with wheels and music. He especially loves to explore the environment.

$1,711.89 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Victor

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VictorBoy, born June 2008
PRC
facial deformity
At the age of 2 years old, Victor could play toys alone on his crib, be interested in the things in his surrounding environment and he has quick smile. Now he is in the special educational class and he understands simple instructions.

He is very cute and has quick reaction. He has special feelings to caregivers and enjoys being lead to outdoors for fun. He adjusts to strangers and new environment slowly. He loves listening to music and playing with toys and he is an adorable child.

Video available for inquiring families.

$4308.25 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lydia

Lydia

Girl, born Feb 2008
C-M
Down syndrome

 

Lydia is the ‘little star’ of the orphanage. Everyone loved hugging her and being around her, especially the director. She understands instructions and is quick to respond. She likes to use any toy and pretend it’s a phone so she can talk with her friends. Lydia also loves taking baths.

$13,819.59 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Callahan

CallahanBoy, born March 2011Callahan (2) PRC
Down syndrome

 

Callahan is such a little muffin!!

He is making good progress.  He has been in a foster family since Sept 2011.

 

$108.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Chuck

ChuckBoy, born Sept 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defects

Chuck is an active and energetic little boy!  He was abandoned when he was approximately 20 days old.  Chuck began living with a foster family in December of 2008 and had surgery to repair his congenital heart defects of VSD and PFO in May of 2010.

Chuck is able to walk and is fond of playing games.  His favorite toy is a small car and he enjoys pushing the car back and forth.

The latest information we have on Chuck is from November 2010 and it is being updated, so please check back soon.

This little boy has lots of love to share with a family…is your family his?

UPDATE:  Chuck is quick in reaction, can call people, is active, outgoing, agile and loves playing with other kids.  He is very social!

$4453.19 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Saige

Girl, born November 2002
Down syndrome
PRC

Saige is almost 12 years old, and still waiting.

From her file:  At present, she has lived here for 3 years and now she is 9 years old. She studies cognition, language, math, social intercourse, emotion, fine arts, music, arts and crafts and physical education. She has Down syndrome and although she is 9 years old, she has poor developments than normal children in her age in terms of language, intellect and social intercourse.  She cannot speak clearly, yet she is willing to communicate with others. Typically, she could call the names of her familiar persons, understand words and follow 2-3 steps of instructions such as use a cloth to clean a table. She could express her needs via 3-5 words such as a teacher gives me soup. She could refuse the things she dislikes orally such as I do not want more rice and I am full.

She could tell several colors such as red, yellow, white and black; tell and use over 10 daily used goods, tell circle and triangle shapes, know several animals such as fish, chicken, duck, dog, pig and cow. She could tell several vegetables and fruits such as apple, banana, pear, cabbage, carrot and pumpkin as well as vehicles of cars, motorcycles and bicycles. She could count numbers from 1 to 10, take a couple of objects, figure out the size of objects.

She can walk, run, jump and crawl as per instructions. She loves doing gyms and dances the most. She could thread a needle, hold a pen to draw, write down numbers and simple words. In terms of self-cared ability, she could eat on her own, go to washroom, clean and wash, wash and fold clothes, clean rooms and wash and put away tableware.

She positively participates in the games with other children and she is polite, greets acquaintances when seeing them. She could help fellow friends do something. She enjoys showing herself off and she acts as an older sister.

She is outgoing, gentle and kindhearted. In daily life, she tends to help the children who are not capable than her to do something as her age appropriate such as helping other children putting on shoes, taking on and off clothes and washing face. Other children love such older sister. She has sweet teeth, likes wearing colorful skirts and playing dolls.    She has been healthy since admission and seldom gets sick other than having chap on lips in winter time.

$10,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Leanne

Girl, born June 2002Leanne-2
PRC
Down syndrome

 

This darling little girl lives in a group home.  One of our adoptive families met her in 2012, and would love to see her find a family!

Leanne has started attending special education classes and is learning and communicating well.

 

She loves performance and is very good at putting on a show for everyone that will watch her. She is also extremely helpful at home, doing lots of house chores such as sweeping and washing bowls. She has been the little sister in her family (group home) for some time, but recently has had the opportunity to be a big sister when another little girl of 8 years moved into the home. She is a lovely, caring big sister too. She has just moved into a community group home and has adapted well to the new environment.

$3278.81 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Margeaux L18

photogirlGirl, Born December 1999
Down syndrome, oval window
L18

 

Margeaux is almost 13 years old and is in a crib in her photo :(   She is considered quite low functioning, but it is these children we always see the greatest transformation in!   She is able to pull to a stand.   Full medical and behavioral information is available.   Older parents, larger families and single moms welcome.  Margeaux needs a family who is experienced in international adoption and the challenges of children with special needs who have been living in institutional settings.

Additional medical and social history available from the agency.

Update 2014:
Currently Margeaux receives schooling in the 3rd grade but she is not able to learn language, counting, or to recognize digits and letters etc. The teacher comes to her twice a week. Learning process is actually more of an interaction with the teacher; Margeaux listens to the teacher read, and they do some activities together. She reacts towards words like “let’s eat” or “let’s stand up now” etc. She is not verbal. Margeaux reacts towards the smell of food. She is satisfied when feels comfortable. Margeaux does not like environment changes; she does not like persons’ she is unfamiliar with.

Margeaux does not stand up on her feet (she needs support). She is able to change position in the bed by herself. Due to her severe mental delays, she is not able to try learning how to walk. She has leg malformation. Margeaux is being put in the wheelchair, several times a day she is taken out of the bed and being put on the buckwheat bag and also put on the toy horse. A doctor has said that the musculature of her legs could not be overstrained, she also does not like moving a lot.  Margeaux receives massages.

Margeaux has 4th level of care, it is the highest level; she is incapable to take care of herself and to perform simple self-care activities. She is not able to chew food, she is being fed only with purees.  She has inner anxiety, auto-aggression – she might hit herself on the face but she is not aggressive towards others. She sleeps well.

Margeaux is rapidly approaching the time where she will “age-out” and no longer be eligible for international adoption (by US law).  Her life means, and can be, so much more than this!  PLEASE do not leave her behind now that she has been given a voice and a chance through Reece’s Rainbow!

$10,505.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Maddox

Boy, born December 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

This little one is so smart and learns quickly. He loves to blow kisses and listen to music. He likes to clap his hands when you sing to him. He has made good progress developmentally. Balls are his favorite toy.
$1000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Enoch

Boy, born September 2006

He has strong mental delays, strabismus

 

Someone needs to save this sweet boy from a lifetime in a crib.  He’s chewing on his hands for self-soothing.  We have another picture of him that’s fuzzy, but you can see his smile peeking out behind his hands — he has a spark!

 

$346.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lene

P-OD

Lene (pronounced like Renee)

Girl, born August 2010
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease, language delay

 

What a doll baby!  Love her little pigtails!

Lene responds to expressions of affection from other persons. She can adapt to any social environment.

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As of February 2012, her report said that the she attends therapy 3 times a week.

 

  • Large families okay (with adequate space in the home)
  • One trip – total travel time 21-30 days in country (one parent can leave earlier)
  • Average length of time from Dossier submission to travel is 7-10 months
  • Total costs estimated around $27,000

$7844.64 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jaeger

P-OD
Boy, born March 2006
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Eyes and hair black

*The agency has a video of him at 6 years, 2 months old.  He is putting together a puzzle, playing on a playground, and adorable!  Video available for serious inquiries*

Oh my goodness, the grin on this boy!  Even with the poor quality of the picture, Jaeger’s personality shines!

The information we have is from 2009, when he was 3 years old.   He has received special ed services, starting in 2008.   He can understand and follow sample instructions, he begins games and has started potty training.  He eats well, and feeds himself.

He walks and moves well through obstacles.  He has good eye-hand coordination while playing, but not good eye-feet coordination yet.  He loves the pool.  He likes his caregivers and smiles and is very affectionate.

He is really a happy boy and healthy, with good skills for his age.

The paperwork also stated that at the time, he needed treatment for his teeth.

Update from 2010:

He starts his own games, he likes making strokes with pencil or crayons, he can now use scissors . He helps keep the toys in right places.

Jaeger is a social child, he participates with his peers, he integrates into a group, he walks, runs, jumps, climbs and turns without difficulty; but he is not aware of the danger.  He receives physical therapy and occupational therapy to increase his abilities.

$11,158.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Greta

GretaGirl, born November 1998
Down syndrome

 

 

Mama, are you out there?  Please come get me!  We are so happy for the chance to help sweet Greta find her family.

Greta is very petite; more the size of a 5 year old than the 13 year old she actually is.  Developmentally, she is quite delayed, probably closer to a 3-4 year old.  In many ways, she is toddler like. Greta is missing out on the essential things in life- a mama and daddy to teach her the things she needs to know, school lessons to maximize her potential for learning, and hope for a future.

From a family who visited with her in September 2012:  “Greta desperately desires to be loved and shown affection. It broke our hearts to see how desperate she was for attention. She would climb up us before we even knew what was happening and was clinging to us. She probably needs to go to a family that can devote a lot of one on one attention to her, and that she be the youngest child, because she can get aggressive when she is jealous for attention. I hope this helps her find a family.”

 

From a family who visited with her in August 2012:  “Love Greta!  She climbed over the playpen wall to hug on me.   She’s walking now, thanks to a team of foreign therapists who worked in that groupa.  She has so much potential- but needs a lot of love and a family!  I just know there has to be a family out there for this thin, wiry little girl, a family who likes to play and be energetic :)

More photos available!   Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.  *** Families with adoptive experience and a completed home study would be the best option for Miss Greta. ***

$19810.36 is available towards the cost of my adoption!
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Raymond

Guardian Angel
Boy, born July 2007

 

Raymond has arthrogryposis, and optic nerve atrophy, and he is cross- eyed.  He desperately needs a family to care for him and help him reach his full potential!  If Raymond is not adopted, he’s destined for a life in bed, with little outside stimulation.

 

$3879.55 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Felix


Boy, Born October 20, 2003

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

What a cutie!  Betcha he is a handful!  Felix is blessed to be at more of an internat than the institution.  He doesn’t have many words of his own, but his receptive understanding is very good.  He is potty trained and does ask to go to the bathroom.  He is described by his caregivers as very friendly and quite the comedian!

 

Felix urgently needs a family.  He was raised as the only child with DS in the baby house.  He was much loved and the only child with special needs there, so he didn’t know he was different….. he was raised like the rest of the kids…and was transferred late to the “Internat for Invalids”.    Felix was ADORED up until he was about 8 and has taken the transfer very hard.   Felix is SUCH a love and he deserves to have a family of his own.   Please help us rally for Felix!

More photos available, married couples only.

$16305.66 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tyler

Tyler
Boy, Born October 20, 2009
Baby Tyler is doing great!   He was born at 36 weeks gestation, and has an ASD and a VSD.   He is being treated with medication and is doing very well, but will need to be followed by a cardiologist once home.   Super easy program, hope he finds a family quickly.   Significant and detailed social and medical history available.
 

 

 

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Zane

Boy, Born March 2004

 

This adorable 6 year old boy with Down syndrome was found outside a police station in March of 2008. His age is estimated. He is reported to have adapted will to life at the orphanage and has made many friends. He is very helpful to the teachers and care givers. He is able to take care of his daily needs, and speaks a few words. His caregivers find him to be loving, humorous, very adorable and having a kind heart. This lovable boy needs a family that is experienced with childhood delays and can be strong advocates for him.

Contact Erin Mower at Holt International for more info

$38.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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