Congratulations to all of these beautiful and deserving children who have now found committed adoptive families through Reece’s Rainbow!
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All of these children are in various stages of the adoption process.  Once they are home, they will be removed from this page. Your prayers for these children and their new families are greatly appreciated!

Gwen

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

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

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

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

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

JoyAnna

JoyAnna (1)

JoyAnna (2)Girl, born 2009
PRC
vision impaired

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

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

Calvin

Calvin CollageBoy, born May 2011
PRC
Blind

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

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

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

Samuel #3-2

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

Listed: September 28, 2010

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

NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016!

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

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

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

Nina

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

Listed: September 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Kaisey

KaiseyGirl, born November 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

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

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

Andy

Andy, CHAC, 2_07Andy RKBoy, born 2007
PRC

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aslan

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

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

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

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

Cody

CodyBoy, born 2007

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

Listed: May 22, 2015

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

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

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

Jonathan

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

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

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

Amelinda

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

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

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

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

Sophie

sophie3

sophie-2017-croppedGirl, born 2012

Internal hydrocephalus compensated, tetraparesis, dysmetabolic nephropathy, chronic pyelonephritis, subnanism

Listed: April 21, 2015

New pic January 2017! 

 

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

Ryder

ryder1-2015RyderBoy, born 2012

Down Syndrome, crossed eyes, cryptorchism

updated pics 9/15!!

 

Listed: March 16, 2015

He is a DOLL!!! He is a favorite in the orphanage and loves to giggle!

$2,095.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Derrick

Derrick_webreadyBoy, born January 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Fall in love with snuggly little Derrick. Derrick is 3 years old and was abandoned at a baby safe haven when he was three months old; shortly after he was diagnosed with CHD and Down’s Syndrome. Derrick is a charming little baby who can roll over on his own. He loves to interact with his caregivers and shake toys that rattle. Derrick’s caregivers tell us that he is good at following people with his eyes and locating sounds around the room. He is an enthusiastic eater and sleeps well. Derrick needs a family who will cherish him and advocate for him as he grows and makes his way in the world. Could Derrick be the son your family has been waiting for?

$177.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Audra

Audra audra-updateGirl, born March 2010
PRC
Anal atresia, limb diferences(hands and feet) ear deformity

Guardian Angel4 year old Audra is waiting for a family. Is she cute or what!?!?! Audra is diagnosed as having congenital anal atresia with recto-perineal fistula; polydactyly of both hands; syndactyly of both of feet; deformity of both ears. Audra can dress and undress herself. She is a very cooperative child and she has a good appetite. She very much enjoys dragon fruit with peanut butter. When eating, she eats nicely and she likes to stay clean. Audra is very clever and nice. She can speak well and she can understand Chinese and some English. She lives in a foster family, where she likes helping. She will close the cupboards once they are filled and is curious about new things. She likes to go explore and touch things that are new to her. She loves rag dolls and her blanket, which she likes to sleep with. Audra likes to look at herself in the mirror when she is wearing nice clothes. Audra is good at sharing toys with other children. She can walk steadily and can go upstairs and downstairs without help. Audra loves to dress-up! She is active, lovely, and a favorite! Could this little princess be your daughter?

$270.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Adelaide

Adelaide (2)Adelaide Photo 1 Oct-2014Adelaide Photo 3 May-2013Adelaide was born in September 2005 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida, lower limb paresthesia, and a disorder of the hips. She is wheelchair-bound.

Listed: July 23, 2014

Adelaide is described as a sweet, joyful, and communicative girl. She is interested and participates in different activities and likes to help others. Adelaide regularly attends school and can read and write. She recites poetry and sings songs.

Update October 2014: Adelaide is being homeschooled at her orphanage at a third grade level. Her teachers are very happy with her academic progress and Adelaide likes showing off her math and language workbooks.

Update March 2016: Adelaide is a lovely girl with an easy and quick smile. She is extremely mobile with her wheelchair which she maneuvers herself, even in tight spaces. Adelaide has great upper body strength and skills and is able to move herself from the wheelchair onto furniture and back.  She independently takes care of her toileting needs. Adelaide gets along very well with everyone, older and younger children as well as caretakers. She makes conversation, responds to requests, is alert and engaged with her surroundings.  Her social worker says she is a smart and sweet girl.

Additional reports and photos available upon request from the agency.

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

 

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.

 

Guardian Angel
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!

Dawn #17-1

dawn-2017-croppedGirl, born February 15, 2001 #AGINGOUT!

Down Syndrome, congenital cardiac malformation – atrium septum defect, left-right shunt – surgically corrected and strabismus.

Listed: September 2010

AGES OUT IN FEBRUARY 2017

A family must file the I-800A immigration application before her 16 th birthday

New pic February 2017!  

Update from Nov 2016:  Dawn walks with an unsteady gait. When going up stairs, she requires an adult to hold one hand and pull her arm to get her to take a step. She requires physical prompts to comply with verbal directions.  Dawn does not consistently respond to her name, and she does not make eye contact. She does not initiate contact with other children and rarely initiates contact with adults. She has auto aggressive behaviors: hits herself in the head and pokes her eyes.

Dawn does not have established skills to play. She will hold an object, but does not use it correctly.  She does not like bath time and has difficulty sleeping. She has significant tongue protrusion, which impacts feeding. She cannot feed herself and is not toilet trained.

Cautionary disclosure:  This child has numerous signs of Autism. She did not like being touched, the hand over hand “help” either.  She is running out of time to find a family, and she needs a family who is prepared and fully-equipped to care for her needs.  The agency has additional photos, videos and information for inquiring families.

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