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!

Clementine

ClementineGirl, born 2010
General speech underdevelopment, HIV, Hep C

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

Clementine’s grant of 1,401.45 has been gifted to Mary.

 

Cate (L)

CateGirl, born June 2015
Down syndrome

Listed: March 1, 2016

Cate is a tiny little muffin! What a gift to have her listed so young!

$1,756.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Faith

Faith2 resizedGirl, born August 2005
PRC
deformity of fingers and trouble with her feet and knees

Faith, 10.5, is a playful, clever, active and lovely girl with normal intelligence and mental development. She is well-liked and loves playing with others.

Faith was in the US for two weeks where she stayed with a host family. Her host family says, “Faith is very amiable, friendly and caring. She interacts & communicates with us naturally. She is highly confident and positive about herself. She has high self-esteem. She is strong and determined. She is also very brave. She asks me to be sure to eat breakfast if she sees I haven’t yet. If she sees me carrying a heavy laundry basket downstairs, she urges me to be careful walking down. She shows concern for her host sister. She likes drawing, writing, reading, singing, playing play dough, playing with her host sister. She reads high level Chinese fluently, is memorizing the English alphabet, and is learning English very quickly. She writes and draws beautifully. She writes math formulas/sentences/answers/solutions clearly. She makes play dough very artistically. She has talent in arts and music, which are her favorite subjects. She maintains good daily routines such as brushing teeth, washing, taking a shower. She makes her bed neatly every morning. She seems well trained and disciplined. She is totally adorable.”

Faith has deformity of fingers and trouble with her feet and knees. She had surgery in April of 2015, is now wearing orthopedic shoes, and will receive a second surgery next year. Her video shows her wearing a brace on her right leg, but she is walking and running. She kept up with everyone at arrival, played well with other children, and showed her happy and friendly nature.

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Charlie

Charlie 1charlie-2016Boy, born 2007
PRC
Down Syndrome, nystagmus

Listed: February 24, 2016

Charlie is a very smart guy, speaks very well, and follows directions very well. He’s bright, happy, and willing to please. He is a very sweet boy! The nannies in his orphanage take very good care of him and there is very little turn over. He shares a room with four other little boys and gets along very well with all of them.

$1,236.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Haddie

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born 10 years old
Farsighted, flat feet, one leg shorter than the other, speech delays

Haddie is nice, smile girl with the beautiful brown eyes. She is an open girl and is looking for contact with children and adults. She is very sensitive and emotional.

She is in the third class in the preliminary school.  Her intellectual develop is impaired in mild. She has individual education program which is matched to her possibility. Her behavior is good, she is also good pupil.

Haddie reads and understands short text, she can write sentences and write these sentences by ear and by memory. She can learns songs and poems. But she needs some help with her homework. She works slowly. Haddie has a problem with mathematics. She writes very pretty. Last year she started work with the speech therapist and with the pedagogic.

Haddie has traumatic history. She and her older sister after they both were removed from the family home; they have been placed in many places – mostly in the intervention institutions. In 2006 they started live in the foster family. In 2008, her sister died. In 2009, Haddie was placed in new foster family where she is living now. This foster family is good, these people try to help her and give her opportunity to develop and sense of safety.

Haddie likes to take care of youngest children and she is willing to help in homes duties. She likes to draw – her works are very interesting and creative. She has good mobility in spite of her health problems. She likes to dance and she is interested in animal’s word, she likes horse’s rides. She also likes swimming.

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

Jimmy

JimmyBoy, born July 2002
PRC
Blind

Jimmy is blind. Jimmy lived with his grandmother when he was little, but when she died he moved to his local orphanage. When he came to the specila foster home for the visually impaired, he was very sad. The first time he smiled was when he received training on how to use his cane. He was so excited to be able to walk by himself! No one had ever shown him that he could be independent. Jimmy has now run twice in the (mini) marathon and he often goes to the park to run 3-5km. Jimmy has progressed enough in his studies to be able to attend the School of the Blind. He has already been studying at this school for 2 years. He has piano lessons and he is very good, he loves being able to express himself through music. His caretakers are so proud of the way his personality and character have developed. Jimmy has worked hard at his piano lessons for the past few years and they have seen his confidence grow as he is impacted by the music he plays. He is very talented! When asked he said that he loves to draw for fun and his favorite food is noodles. For his favorite studies in school he likes anything that has to do with calculators and math. His favorite song is Edelweiss from the Sound of music. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up he adamantly answered a pianist! this talented boy is waiting for a family who can help him further his studies on both academics and music. Are you that music loving family?

$38.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bennet

Bennet2

BennetBoy, born 2008
PRC
anal atresia

The most handsome, sweetest, smartest, kindest 7 year old little boy is waiting for a forever family to choose him to be their son and be able to bring him home quickly without interference and delays. A family that sees beyond the medical diagnosis of anal atresia and into the eyes of a child longing for love. A family would be so lucky to call him their son. Bennett is super smart. He is very small for his age, but works very hard at all he does and never let’s his diagnosis slow him down. He enjoys life and is a wonderful friend and loves to be around little kids. He is inquisitive and caring … a gentle soul. Bennett’s agency fees have been reduced. Many families have met this amazing young man.

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gabriella

Gabriella (1)

SMALLGirl, born February 2014
PRC
osteo-genesis imperfecta (OI)

Gabriella might have fragile bones but she has a mighty heart! She is currently living in a foster care center that focuses on caring for children with bone conditions. She is not currently getting pamidronate or any IV treatment for her condition as it is a difficult procedure in her home country. She has started to sit up on her own. It was scary for her but she kept on trying and is now a sitting expert and loves to be able to sit on her own. She is learning to feed herself and is also an expert at making a big mess when she does! But she is very happy to be learning more independence. She is described as being curious and social. Gabriella hasn’t had a bone fracture since the beginning of 2015. Gabriella will likely benefit immensely from having an IV treatment of bisphosphonates, such as pamidronate, every 3-6 months.

$720.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kaila and Connie

sibs Sibling set!

Girls born 2009 and 2013

 

They must be adopted together!  They are so so cute!!

$1300.18 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Curtis

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

Listed: April 29, 2015

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

 

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

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

Esteban

esteban140913170637Boy, born 2012

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

 

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

 

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

Clara L21

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born September 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Hadley

Hadley (3)Hadley (1)

Girl, born April 2011
PRC
cerebral dysplasia, growth development delayed (head size not reach the standard)

 

At the age of 11 months, she can sit alone steadily.  Her left hand movement is normal, and her right hand is not very flexible; when playing with toy, her grip and flexing action is slow; Although her motor development delayed, she would express her love for music rhythm by her body language; for example, she sits in front of me, when I sing while clapping hands, after a while, she begins to imitate me, and shakes her head follow my rhythm, so lovely. At the age of 12 months, she can respond to the facial expressions of adult, can express her emotions.  At the age of 13 months, she can crawl while lying on the stomach.  When she sees her favorite toys, she would crawl to get them. At the age of 14 months, she can understand instructions; her hands and legs are getting more flexible gradually; she can stand for a long time with hands holding onto handrails; when asked to stand up or sit down, she would stand up with hands holding onto handrails or squat down following instructions; when she stands in front of mirror, she would do some interesting actions; for example, she would clap the mirror with hands, kiss herself in the mirror and make faces or make sounds to the mirror.  She is active, has a ready smile and no matter who teases her, she will smile happily.

An update on Hadley from January 2016 says that Hadley is not a picky eater.  She can follow simple instructions, she can also speak in simple words.  Her favorite thing to do is play with her friends.  Hadley will start attending pre school after Chinese New Year, to help with her interact with her peers and to help her catch up with her peers. With love and support, she has almost caught up in physical development with other children her age.  Her language, cognitive, and fine motor skills are behind compared to her peers.

$184.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jasmine

jasmine-2016Girl, born 2008Jasmine

Cerebral palsy

This is a very sweet girl. She is always happy with a friendly smile on her pretty face. She is very kind and quiet. She is very smart! She is ready for a family!!! She has a very good potential and needs help – family love and good medical care.

She VERY much wants a family!!

Listed: Dec 8, 2015

From a family who visited her July 2016:  “Yesterday we brought floor puzzles for various abilities to the groupa. They were a huge hit, most of the girls gathered on the carpet and they put them all together. Jasmine spied the box that had baby level puzzles, a total of 4 puzzles ranging from 2 pieces to 5 pieces. She asked my husband to cut the packaging but then she did everything else by herself! She slid out of her wheelchair to the carpet, opened the box, pulled out all the pieces, sorted them to the appropriate picture, and put them together starting with the 2 piece puzzle and working up to the 5 piece puzzle. Then she carefully put each puzzle back in the box, she was able to lift the puzzles up and place them down while keeping them intact! I am just blown away!!! Her fine motor was spot on, she has the best spatial reasoning out of all the girls I’ve seen, she chose to go in order smallest to largest and she figured out that there were 4 separate puzzles in the the box ENTIRELY ON HER OWN. None of the nannies explained any of this to her!!! She is such a bright girl, she needs a family to give her a future!   In her country, because of her physical disabilities, she was probably given the label “incapacitated” at around age 4. This means she won’t be able to vote, she won’t have the chance to have education, she will have no rights not even over her own life and when she ages out of this institution she will go to an adult mental institution.”

From a family that met her 6/16: I have never met a child who is so desperate to give and receive love. She is breaking my heart as we visit our child. She is ready for a family, she knows that she is missing something vital for life, if she could she would swim across the ocean to her family. Since that is not an option, I pray a family sees her soon and flies across an ocean to bring her home.

Update about her physical abilities: She is in a wheelchair, she propels it in her own style, sometimes using her feet to rotate swivel the chair around, sometime reaching across midline to use one arm on the opposite wheel, regardless, she seems to always get to where she wants to go! Her spasticity kicks in quickly when she is happy and excited, and she is happy much of the time! but she is able to take calming breaths and relax back down which is a great step. She can feed herself bread, drink from a mug, and likes lollipops. As mentioned above, I think with therapy and good home care with stretching she could potentially walk with braces and a walker. Her nannies adore her, the psychologist at her orphanage is begging for a family to commit to her, she is so intelligent and gets the concept of “family”, and there is a therapy room at the orphanage where I believe she gets some level of therapy. This could all change if she is transferred. I think she would take transitioning into a family in a stride. If she goes to a place without this level of care, her tendons could easily tighten to a point where contractures would limit her independence. I would hate to see that sparkle leave her face.

$864.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Aimey #1-28

Aimey_Nov 2015 Aimey2_Nov 2015Age: 13
Diagnosis: Osteochondrodysplasia (dwarfism)

Aimey has reduced fees through the agency.

After birth, Aimey was placed in an orphanage for children with brain damage and then transferred at age 4 to a notorious mental institution. She has lived her entire life in settings where she had no chance to develop her cognitive skills or any true life experiences simply because they looked at her medical diagnosis and assumed that she could not learn. The mental institution where she lived for over 10 years was recently closed and she is now living in a group home where she has the chance to attend school and learn life skills. As a result of all of the years of living in an inappropriate environment, Aimey is considered moderately delayed, though it is believed that the cognitive impairments are all a result of her environment. She now has a limited time to find a family before she will “age out” and be sent to an adult institution to live out the rest of her life.

Aimey moves around independently and walks on her own. She goes up and down stairs while holding on to the rails. She is not confident when throwing and catching a ball. The fine motor skills are developed, though they don’t correspond to the norms for the age. She aligns several blocks one next to the other. She tries to fit in figures by imitation. Her favorite toy is a form for sand. She memorizes after many repetitions and for a short time. Her thinking is specific and visual. Her notions and concepts are in the process of forming. She doesn’t recognize her colors and shapes. The emotional tone of the child is positive. She is well adapted in the group of children. She plays with the children and doesn’t seclude. She participates in group activities. She loves going to school. When she wants to establish a contact with an adult, she looks at them and persistently watches them for a long time, laughs, waives for “hello” and “bye”. She eats independently with a spoon and is not picky. She drinks from a cup on her own. She can undress independently but needs help for dressing. She is interactive and seeks attention from the adults.

Photos and videos from November 2015 are available through the agency.

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

Belinda #11-55

bELINDA2 BelindaAge: 12
Diagnosis: Familial laden – the mother is with oligophrenia and the child was born from close kinship relationship; Prematurity 2nd degree; Congenital relapsing ichthyosiform erythroderma; Microcephalus and malformative stigmas; Hypotrophy; Delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development; Severe mental delay

Belinda spent the first 9 years of her life in an orphanage where she was extremely neglected and malnourished. She is now in much better living conditions and has made developmental progress as a result. She learned to walk at age 12! She walks around the medical ward that is well familiar to her. She sits down and stands up from the chair and can move it according to her choice. She manipulates well with both hands and has well developed fine motor skills. She seeks independently her favorite toys and aligns blocks well. She has formed an emotional bond with an adult. She has a favorite place in her crib as well as in the play room. She perceives and expresses positive and negative emotions. She reacts to speech and differentiates between familiar adults and strangers. She demonstrates attention to objects and toys that are interesting for her, as well as to the specialized classes. She has moderately developed memory for favorite toys and persons. She has developed time and spatial characteristics with respect of the different places she goes to, as well as with respect of the start and end of activity, the regimen for eating, and presence and absence of adults. She is with good emotional tone. When talked to or teased, she smiles and recognizes the members of the team. When someone talks to her or explains and shows something, she shows interest in repeating words and actions, however she can’t speak yet. She is not aggressive. She makes attempts to pronounce her first syllables. She pronounces sounds and laughs loud. She understands almost everything that she is told. She can carry out elementary orders according to verbal instructions. She doesn’t express herself with words but with specific vowels. She is interested in specific objects and toys; she seeks them and plays with them. She likes to be nicely dressed and to be paid attention. She interacts well with the personnel and with the other children. She goes on walks daily and interacts positively with the other children.

Photos and videos from November 2015 are available through the agency.

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

Madeline

madeline

madelineGirl, born 2011

FAS – Congenital malformation syndromes due to known exogenous causes,
kidney hypoplasia (kidney function is retained)

Pretty in pink!

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

Evan Paul

Evan RKBoy, born December 2011
PRC
meningocele, clubbed foot

Evan Paul will be 4 years old in December. He was found abandoned when he was just 3 days old. Evan Paul was born with a meningocele (where a sac of fluid protrudes through an opening in the baby’s back, but the spinal cord is not in this sac and there is usually little or no nerve damage), which was surgically corrected when he was one month old. He also had a hernia which was repaired at the same time. Evan Paul’s left foot is clubbed, but it doesn’t slow him down at all.

Evan Paul has good bowel and bladder control, has age-appropriate intellectual development, and is very attached to his foster family, including a foster sister. He loves candy, playing outside with cars, and being held.

Can Evan Paul be the son your family is looking for?

 

Kaley

KaleyGirl, born 2014
PRC
Congenital heart defect

Kaley will be two years old in January. She was left at the gate of the orphanage when she was one month old. She’s diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (atrial septal defect and leak in her tricuspid valve). When she was six weeks old, she underwent a procedure to have a heart valve dilated with a balloon. A US cardiologist who reviewed her file says that may be all she needs, or she may need surgery to repair the valve and the hole in the wall between the two top chambers of her heart. Recently, the orphanage reports that Kaley’s activities are restricted to non-strenuous ones and her lips are a little blue, so an adoptive family should anticipate that she will likely need some cardiac work in the future.

Kaley is walking and talking and is reported to have typical mental development. She is described as a gentle child who likes listening to music and sharing her toys with other children.

Kaley needs a family of her own. Can you be her mom?

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

Pepper

Pepper

Pepper (2)PepperGirl, born Feb 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Pepper is an active, extroverted little girl who was born in February of 2010. She was abandoned only months after she was born and was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a heart condition. She received surgery for her heart condition and recovered well. She has good motor development and self-care skills, having the ability to wash her hands before and after meals, and dress herself. She is very helpful to her caregivers, often assisting with simple chores like folding towels. She can respond to simple requests, like when someone asks her to give them something. She can draw a circle, count from 1-10, and say words like “aunt,” “brother,” and “sister.” She can sing children’s songs and likes to watch TV to learn new songs and dances. She likes playing on the playground and playing games with other children!

From a recent update (1/2016)
Pepper is toilet trained but does need reminders. Her caretakers state that she is active, lovely, well behaved and obedient.Pepper is attending school at the orphanage. She can follow multistep directions. She can speak simple words like “Ayi(nanny), GeGe(elder brother) and JieJie(elder sister), etc. Pepper will point at eyes, ears, noses, hands etc. She loves to imitate others- do what they do and say what theysay. For example, she will imitate the nanny’s words and behavior. She will sing or dance when she watches music programs on tv. She can express herself. Her speech ability is a bit behind compared with healthy children her age.

A $4000 grant may be available to families from her current agency.

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

Juliana

JulianaGirl, born December 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Juliana is a playful, happy little girl who was born in December of 2011. She was diagnosed with Down syndrome upon admission to her orphanage. During her infancy, she was slow to adapt to her new environment in the orphanage, crying often and eating very little. With nurturing and care, her appetite and sleep improved. When her caregivers tease and tickle her, she would smile, wave her hands, and kick her feet in joy! When she was nine months old, she could turn her head to locate the direction of music and other sounds. She was able to sit independently in a chair at one year of age. Her caregivers describe her as introverted and she enjoys quietly watching her caregivers and peers. Her language skills, growth, and cognitive development are behind in comparison to peers of her same age. When her caregiver talks to her, she smiles sweetly and makes “ah ah” sounds! An update from 2014 indicates that her receptive and expressive language skills are limited to which she cannot understand words spoken to her and does not respond to verbal requests. She gets along with other children, though she seldom interacts with them. She is able to roll over and sit up by herself, and grab objects for a short period of time. She is in good health and we have a video on file of her playing and smiling!

A $4000 grant may be available to families from the current agency.

$120.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hannah

HannahGirl, born 2010
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

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

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

Yahto

Yahto (2) Yahto (1)
Boy, born March 2006
PRC
congenital cataract, nystagmus

Listed: September 25, 2015

Yahto is an extroverted and active 9 year old boy. His vision is impaired in both eyes, but that doesn’t slow him down! Yahto loves to play with other children and enthusiastically participates in activities. He also enjoys playing with toy planes and listening to everything that is going on around him. He is able to bathe, dress himself, and complete other general tasks on his own. Yahto is a smart boy who has also learned to identify his caretakers by their footsteps! Yahto is lively, polite, confident, and otherwise healthy. Please help Yahto find his forever family!

UPDATE:  The orphanage staff reports that Yahto’s mental ability compared to his peers is normal. He is able to take care of his own toileting needs and is well behave and obedient. Yahto’s gross motor skills are age appropriate although he does not run because he cannot see. He also has good fine motor skills. He attends a special needs class at the orphanage and the staff feels like he could catch up. Yahto can follow directions and his language ability is good. He is close to people and good at expressing his needs. He gets along well with other kids and adults. Yahto is warm, extroverted, happy and optimistic. He desperately wants a family and his orphanage has asked for help in finding him a family because he is a great boy!

 

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

 

Mick

MickMick was born in April 2013 and has Down Syndrome. His caretakers are happy with his development.

Mick eats and sleeps well. He can feed himself solids like cookies or bread and drink without assistance. He is reportedly using the potty, but may only be trip-trained. Mick follows simple instructions.

Mick is a very active boy who walks when held by the hands, but is expected to take his first independent steps soon. He plays with toys, absolutely loves music and dances well. Mick is an expert rocking horse rider, too.

 

From an RR family who met him in June 2015:  “First and foremost he’s adorable. He is extremely happy, always smiling! He loves to dance and listen to the music. He seems to have pretty low tone because when we were there, he wasn’t walking.  He was in a stroller a lot of the time. But he could sit up and I believe pull to a stand. He was honestly so adorable! I remember him clapping a lot. He definitely would thrive with some love! He wasn’t one of the kids who got a lot of attention.”

$600.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mallory

Mallory Photo 1 May 2016 - May 2016MalloryMallory was born in November 2014 and has Down Syndrome. Her congenital heart defect was surgically repaired in June 2015. She takes no medication and is doing well.

 

Mallory tracks with her eyes, recognizes her caretakers, and reacts when someone speaks to her. She can roll over in the playpen and is interested in toys. Mallory lets her needs be known by crying and fusses when things she wants are taken from her.

Update May 2016: Mallory’s doctor and caregivers are quite pleased with her development.  Mallory is very active, sits and stands independently, eats and plays well, and responds to her name.

The agency has video available.

$15,205.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Fallyn #1-19

Fallyn2 2015 Fallyn 2015Fallyn 2Girl, two years old
Turner syndrome, neuro-sensory disorder in hearing, Persisting anemia, suspected for minor thalassemia

The agency has many photos and video, from October 2015

Fallyn was raised by her birth mother for the first year of her life. Her birth mother is deaf and mute, and Fallyn was developmentally delayed upon entering the orphanage.

She has undergone multiple hospital and specialist visits since entering the orphanage in order to receive a proper diagnosis. An MRI was done to check for CP or other conditions and results came back normal. She was severely anemic and had other deficits in her blood work upon entering the orphanage. She was given iron and Vitamin D supplements until her blood work came back in the normal range. She was diagnosed with a neuro-sensory hearing loss in late 2014, but no intervention or follow-up has been done as of her most recent report. .

Fallyn can walk independently. She looks around in her environment, smiles when teased, follows what happens around her and observes children and adults. She understands the voice tone of the adults. She cheers up when paid attention, vivifies and shouts out. She cheers up when contacted by a child, touches them and smiles wide. She reacts with cry to pain. She can be upset for a short time.

She pronounces syllables (ba-ba, da-da, ta-ta), sounds and crowing sounds. She turns when called by her name. She shouts loud to attract attention and doesn’t stop until she gets what she wants. She has preference and linking to specific adults. She demonstrates cheerful emotion when seeing specific adults and is upset when they leave. She takes away toys form the hands of the other children. She interacts with the adults, seeks contact and attention but prefers to play alone and no one to invade her personal space. She reaches out, picks up a toy with both hands, transfers it from one hand to another, lifts it to her mouth and plays for a short time. She would shake it to produce sounds. She studies the toys for a long time from all sides. She prefers to play with her hands and touch them and her face. She claps with her hands. She has a favorite toy (a stuffed fox), holds it, “talks” to it and brings it up to her face. She eats with a spoon and drinks from an open cup.

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.

Oscar #11-55

oscar-2016OscarBoy, 1 year old
Down syndrome, hydrocephalus; a brain cyst; epilepsy; bronchial asthma; hypothyroidism.

Listed: Sept 14, 2015

Oscar has good physical development.

When hearing familiar adults speak, he would produce sounds and sound combinations and turn his head in the direction of sound. He likes listening to relaxing music and children’s songs.

Sweet Oscar is rolling over!  The agency has video available for interested families.

$1,220.58 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Randall #6-30

Randall 2

Age: 2
Diagnosis: caudal regression syndrome

He sits alone and stable. Often stands on four limbs an crawls on hands Puts rings and pieces with a small hole on the stand. He has a good attention span when interested in a particular toy or object. The child understands and responds to praise and prohibition. Performs simple orders, but generally not prone to group games or activities. He is happy when banter by an adult and likes to cuddle. He can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar people. He can pronounce syllables and short words, but rarely, only when he decides.

In the videos, he is independently maneuvering his wheelchair and also navigating his environment by using his hands to “crawl”.

Photos, videos and a detailed medical report are available through 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.

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!

Lucinda

Lucinda (2)

Lucinda (1)Girl, born 2004
PRC
mild Cerebral Palsy

Listed: August 19, 2015

Lucinda is a beautiful 11 year old girl who was abandoned at age 2. She is described as an active child who is an extrovert. She is diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. We have recent video of Lucinda which shows her walking and climbing stairs well – no indication of any problems getting around although she reportedly has a slight limp. Lucinda can read and write (we have recent video of her reading too). She speaks a little slowly and has some delays with expressive language but communicates with others very well. Lucinda wears glasses (which we’ve provided for her) and has some dental cavities which will need attention. She enjoys quiet activities and loves to read, solve puzzles and draw. Could you be the parents of this amazing young girl?

Lucinda has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant!

Alisha

Raine (7)Girl, born January 2014
PRC
Vision Impairment

Adorable Alisha was just six months old when she arrived at her specific care home, and we often fight over who gets to cuddle our baby girl. She is a very happy baby. She is always smiling and loves to be held. She is very strong and often rolls from her back to her tummy and then lifts her arms and legs, which makes it look like she is flying! Alisha is in our baby home, where she gets lots of love and attention from the nannies. She was born with cataracts but had surgery to remove them shortly after she came to her current placement. She can see a little and focuses in on bright toys and faces. We love this beautiful little girl! A volunteer also recently said: She can crawl or walk with a push toy or holding someone’s hand. She has glasses prescribed but is still getting used to them.

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

Olena

Olena (5) Olena (2)Girl, born 2013
P-OD

Good development level for her age. Sociable and cheerful child with good appetite; she doesn’t like to be alone and even though she enjoys playing with other kids, prefers the company of an adult. She is communicative. Currently attends an early stimulation classroom showing good interaction with her peers.

Language is adequate for her age, pronouncing some words, phrases and short sentences. Adequate psychomotor development. Walks and runs alone in a coordinated way; good balance, she tries to stand up with one foot, moves around freely, goes up and down stairs with support, builds towers with 3 blocks, executes simple commands; has an adequate fine psychomotor development.

Depends on the closeness of an adult (caretaker), doesn’t like to be alone, shows affection and likes to play with other kids. Shows an adequate development in all areas for her age.

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

Jude

JudeBoy, born November 2014
H-C
Down syndrome

Jude is a contented little baby who recently joined us here. He is interactive and loves to play. Jude is quick to reach for toys and grasp fingers. He is great at tracking people and does fairly well with his bottle and feeding. Jude loves to make silly noises with his mouth and is starting to show off his smile. Jude’s core strength is already improving; he has a Bumbo seat that he loves to sit in and we are working with him to be able to sit up independently. Jude first learned to roll from his tummy to his back and is now working on rolling from his back to his tummy. While laying on his tummy, Jude can hold his head and shoulders up. While laying on his back, he loves to play with his hands and feet. He is a great sleeper and generally sleeps through the night, although he does not always take consistent naps.

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

Reba

RebaGirl, born February 2013
H-C
arthrogryposis

Reba is a fun loving toddler. This little lady was initially unsure what she thought about all of the new people in her life, but she quickly settled in. She has a big personality and loves to show off her skills. Reba loves to feed herself. She is pretty good at getting the spoon to her mouth, but this is definitely a slow process sometimes. She also loves to hold her own cup and drink from it. So far, she is a much bigger fan of water than milk, but will slowly sip away at her milk as well. One day, while drinking from her cup, we told her to be careful not to spill it. She quickly replied by lifting the cup over her head and pouring it all over, laughing hysterically at her little joke. She definitely loves to have fun! After that, she switched to a sippy cup, which she almost immediately figured out how to work. Reba is great at following directions and will quickly swing a door shut if you ask her to or wave bye-bye to anyone who is leaving. She is quick to make friends and spent a long time playing with another child one day. Reba would scoot around on her bottom and the other child would follow. We then asked the girls if they could crawl on their knees and both girls quickly switched positions and continued their game. Reba definitely loves to have fun. We took a moto to the hospital one day for an appointment and she loved the ride, looking everywhere as we drove. At the hospital, she was a bit shy with the doctors and preferred to stay with a familiar person, but did willingly accept the candy that the doctors shared with her. Reba has an amazing grin and an easy giggle that are sure to brighten your day.

More developmentally/medically:
Reba can sit, scoot around as mentioned above both on her bum and by sliding her knees together. Her legs to not straighten and she can not stand. She has figured out who to use a plasma car as a means to get places faster and is so cute driving that around. She is very tiny, but adjusting very well in our care. She appears to have some sort of surgery on her feet from before she came into our care. We believe this was to correct club feet. She has arthrogryposis, but it only affects her legs.

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

Martin

MartinBoy, age 6
CO-HSA
Goldenhar Syndrome

Listed: June 26, 2015

Martin is a sweet boy who loves to receive a lot of affection from his friends and caretakers. He has a very kind and playful heart and is loved by his peers. He loves spending quality time with his friends and is always willing to share his toys with them.

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

Hattie

Hattie (1) Hattie (3)Girl, born May 2006
PRC
cleft palate, post-op Congenital heart defect

Listed: June 15, 2015

Nine-year-old Hattie is diagnosed as having a cleft palate and post-op CHD, though her file mentions that her heart was normal. It seems that she had a cleft lip that was repaired and it looks like they wrote post-op CHD instead of cleft lip in her file. Hattie is described as outgoing, observant, active, and extroverted. She gets along well with the other children and adapts well to new environments. Hattie is obedient and very curious about everything! She likes to touch things she has never seen before and asks all sorts of questions. She goes to class with the other children and likes to sing and dance. Her language skills have improved as well. At the primary school she attends, she is noted to be a good listener and a good student. Hattie is happy to help others and she often goes back to the orphanage and teaches the younger children about the knowledge she has learned, along with the songs and dances. She always gets good grades and is a good role model for her younger brothers and sisters. Hattie is a good helper in the classroom too. She puts away the toys and helps the teacher do things she is able to do. She likes to build and create all kinds of thing using the blocks and likes to finish a project once started.

Hattie lives in the orphanage. She has a good appetite. Her favorite food is meat and her least favorite food are vegetables. Hattie’s favorite thing to do is to sing and dance with the other children and her favorite toys are puzzles and Barbies. Hattie sounds like she’d not only make a wonderful daughter, but a sweet sister as well!

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

Nikkita

Nikkita (1) Nikkita (2)Girl, born January 2006
PRC
post-op congenital cataract, ataxia of both eyes, cerebral palsy, developmental delay

 

ADOPTED!

Ethan

Ethan MAA CollageBoy, born April 2004
PRC
deformity of right hand; deaf

Listed:  June 1, 2015

 

 

 

Family traveling soon to bring him home!

 

Owen #11-41

Owen 2014 (1)Boy, 6 years
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.

$191.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Keely

Keely1342422086273Girl, born December 2004
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Listed: May 18, 2015

Keely is a beautiful girl who is 10 years old! She came into care when she was about 14 months old, and was diagnosed with CP. Keely is a very bright girl, and full of personality! She lives in a family setting, where she has learned how families work together and care for one another. Keely goes to school through a center program. She gets around on a small bike. Keely is able to dress herself, brush her teeth, etc. She loves to sing and dance. Keely studies very hard to do her best in school, and is a very good student. She is a loving girl, who makes sure to save special treats to share with her foster mom, and the other children living there. Keely is ready to be part of a family!

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

Alan

Alan-update2Boy, born January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

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

Alan-update

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

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

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

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

Sunny

SunnyGirl, born Feb 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Sunny lives with a foster family. She can walk well without help, can kick ball near her. She has delayed language development, can make unconscious sound like “Ah, mama”, but she can understand simple words from caretaker, such as “Time to have meals, wash your hands, throw paper in the trash can.” She can point to her eyes, nose, mouth, ears when asked, she knows to express 5 and 10 with fingers, wave goodbye and blow kisses after only one month with her foster family. Sunny is active, not afraid of strangers, friendly to anyone, smiles happily and attaches to you when being teased.

Sunny is an active and cute girl, an absolute ray of sunshine! We hope a family can adopt her, give her education and allow her to grow happily and healthily, and give her a bright future.

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

Tate

Tate (2)Tate (1)Boy, born March 2010
PRC
Arthrogryposis

 

HOME!

 

 

Tate’s grant of $59 has been gifted to Rory.

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!

Chelsea

chelseachelsea-2016Girl, born 2009
mild intellectual disabilities, probable FAS

 

 

$14.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sierra

sierra 2015sierraGirl, born 2010

Adopted!

 

Junior

JuniorBoy, born September 2010
PRC
Postoperative Congenital heart defect (Tetralogy of Fallot)

Junior is a handsome little boy. He is observant and pays attention to details. He likes making noodles and he even asked the nanny is she wants to have some. Junior also enjoys making snowman and telling stories to younger children in the orphanage. He had a surgery to treat his CHD on Oct 2011 and it went well and he recovered well. Now he is as active as other kids his age. Junior is a social boy, he says hello to people all the time. He is a sunny and sweet boy!

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

Isaiahu

isaiahisaihu-2016Boy, born 2009
Deep mental delay, Cerebral palsy

 

UPDATE December 2015:  “The orphanage doctor believes Isaiahu is losing his sight. We do not know the cause, but our team has noticed that he does not appear to track as well as he used to. The orphanage he is in is poor and rural. There will be nothing done for his sight unless he is adopted. Time is of the essence for this most precious boy.”

 

From a family who has met him many times:  “This little guy came to the institution at the beginning of last summer and we have seen him blossom under the care of a specially hired nanny. He is nonverbal, but he has the best laugh. He giggles and smiles very easily. The only time we hear him cry is when he is jealous that he doesn’t have his nanny’s full attention. He loves to be taken outside, and he loves to play with his mobile that hangs above his crib. He has a good appetite and is learning how to better eat by spoon instead of by bottle. He is slowly learning to hold his head up, but cannot sit or roll over, as he has had no therapy of any kind. He would absolutely thrive with the love of a family. He is pure sunshine!”

$5,779.78 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Amelie

Amelie Photo 2 April 2015 - April 2015AAmelie was born in May 2013 and has been diagnosed with hypochondroplasia and chondrodystrophy. Her heart and lungs are developed normally.

 

Amelie sits independently and walks when holding an adult’s hand. She is energetic and likes to play with colorful and noisy toys. Amelie is interactive and speaks in single words. She is emotionally engaged with her environment, caretakers and other children.

 

Maeve

Maeve EE4Maeve was born in November 2014 and has Down Syndrome. Her heart defect is being monitored and will be treated as necessary.

Update April 2016: Maeve’s heart defect was surgically corrected in May 2015. She had a smooth recovery and has been doing noticeably better since then. Maeve is an active toddler who eats well, sits independently and pulls to a stand against stable support. Her doctor and caregivers are happy with her development.

$1,140.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Matilda

MatildaGirl, born April 2006
PRC
Blind

 

 

ADOPTED!

Breylon

Breylon

BreylonBoy, born July 2011
PRC
Hemophilia

Darling 3.5 year old Breylon is diagnosed with hemophilia. Breylon is said to have a good spirit. He is extroverted and talkative, but can be timid at times. He always has a ready smile. He gets along well with the other children and he is said to be a clever child. Breylon enjoys listening to music, playing with toys, reading, and playing games. His favorite toys are the riding horse and toy cars.

Breylon likes talking to familiar people and he can have simple conversations with those he is not familiar with. He can speak simple words and short sentences. Breylon can walk freely and can go upstairs and downstairs, using the wall as support. He can explore picture books and is cooperative when putting on his clothes and shoes. He can use a spoon to eat his meals. Breylon has a good appetite, but can be a picky eater at times. His favorite food is dumplings. At school, he plays games with the other children and teachers, takes a nap at noon, listens to music and reads picture books in the afternoon, and then returns home. If the weather is nice, his teachers take him out to the playground to play and bask in the sun. At night, he has super with his foster family, plays with toys, takes a bath, changes his clothes, and goes to bed. Breylon’s file mentions him being a fairly adored child!

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

Annie May

Annie May (1)Annie May (2)Girl, born February 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Annie May is just 2 years old and likes to play with toys and listen to music. She is a darling little girl who is just beginning to walk. She likes playing with her peers and responds well to her care takers. She could just thrive in a family!

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

Joseph #11-48

Joseph2015 (6) Joseph2015 (2)Boy, age: 2
ADOPTED!!!

 

Marygrace

marygraceGirl, born June 2005
PRC
Post-op cerebral palsy. concomittant exotropia

Listed: February 26, 2015

From her file dated September 2011- Marygrace is introverted, shy and timid. She loves playing toys (dolls) and listening to music and has a ready smile on her face. Marygrace can get along with other kids, likes reading picture books and chatting with familiar caretakers. She can chat well with close partners and is good at expressing herself, but she doesn’t like talking with strangers. She’s also a good leader among the children.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Nevil #73-2

Nevil2

Nevil_2015Boy, age: 2 and a half
Special needs: congenital adrenal insufficiency (for which he undergoes maintenance therapy); muscular dystrophy Duschen-Becker (for which he has physical therapy, remedial gymnastics, etc.); bilateral cryptorchidism and delayed neuropsychological development.
He demonstrates interest in toys and plays with them for quite some time; reaches out his hands to a person he finds pleasant; rejoices when playing peekaboo; laughs aloud when jested; produces continuous random sound combinations.

When held, he keeps his head upright. He has more support in his legs. He sits only with steady support but not independently. He turns from back to stomach and vice versa; he turns in different directions when put on his back; he stands in a walker. He insistently gets to a toy that has attracted his attention. He prefers to play with hanging toys and rings that he studies with interest. With little help he can knock two blocks one against the other. He takes and holds in his hand a toy given to him but mainly shakes it. He is fed by an adult and drinks liquids given by an adult. He cheers to play of “peek-a-boo” and hiding. He doesn’t imitate sounds but pronounces accidental and long combinations of sounds.

Photos and videos from January 2015 along with a complete medical report are available through 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.

Dolly

Dollydolly-2017dolly-2017-2Girl, born 2008
Mental delays, anomaly innate of development of central nervous system and spinal hernia with lower paraplegia, cross- eye.  Chronic kidney infections (obstructive pyelonephritis, and congenital megaureter)

New pics January 2017! Lots of new pics available!

From someone who met her, summer 2013:   This girl has my heart. I can not get her off my mind! I wish I was in a place to adopt or I would go get her. I really, really hope a family falls in love with her like I have! I got to kiss her and love on her for a little bit. No idea what she was saying to me but she gave the biggest smile- very photogenic. I can’t bear to think about her just sitting in the wheelchair and watching the other kids play!

$344.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kirilee

KirileeGirl, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Kirilee is a shy, sweet little one who will be 4 years old in March. She has Down syndrome, with the expected delays. As of this past September, she was standing with support, and was crawling. One wonders if an improvement in her diet would make a big difference…she mainly has milk and rice powder every day. Kirilee badly needs therapies to help with her motor skills and speech. She is a loving little one who is so sweet and quiet. Kirilee needs a family of her own to help her reach her full potential!

$1,146.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Teddy

TeddyBoy, born Sept 2009
PRC
Visually Impaired

Teddy is a loving, sweet, smart and silly boy. He has a smile to make your heart melt and a general cheeky attitude to go along with it! Teddy is a typical boy. He is very active, he loves running, jumping on the trampoline and riding bikes and scooters. He also loves to play with his friends, and he likes new challenges and activities. Teddy is learning Braille and how to walk with a cane and he has all the potential to be an independent adult in society as he grows up. He is a wonderful child. Are you the family he is waiting for?

 

Maisy

Maisy (2)Girl, born April 2013
PRC
paralysis of lower limbs and abnormal development of sacral vertebrae

 

Meet adorable 1.5 year old Maisy! The agency’s guide has met Maisy and said that her legs have no feeling. She is a very sweet girl and is well bonded with her foster parents. She smiles a lot! Maisy can recognize people well and will not let strangers hold her. She likes watching TV, especially cartoons. She could crawl with the support of her arms. Maisy is a peaceful, quiet and cute girl. Her spine lacks some bones. She will eventually need to be in wheelchair, but other than that, the rest of her development is normal. Maisy is still young so it is hard to tell if she will be incontinent.

From her file: She is lovely, introverted, and afraid of strangers. She is quiet and occasionally obstinate. She can wave her hands if happy and she likes music. She can sit, crawl and turn over. She can grasp toys with her hands and can make sound of “yiyi, yaya.” She smiles when she sees her foster mom and cries when she sees strangers. She does not want to be cuddled by strangers and tracks her foster mom all the time with her eyes. If she sees her foster mom taking her bag to go out to buy vegetables, she will want to go with her. She is serious and smiles at you if teased occasionally. She likes when her foster mom takes her outdoors to play. She is curious with everything outside and will come to the foster mom if she sees strangers. She can dance with her hands and feet when she is excited.

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

Cristoff

41214130041_4 41214130041_2Boy, born 2011
Down syndrome, Profound mental delays, Vomiting associated with other psychological disturbances, Umbilical hernia without obstruction or gangrene, Divergent concomitant strabismus, Other cardiomyopathies (open foramen ovale)

Listed December 16, 2014

$4,190.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Anderson

AndersonBoy, born January 2012
H-C
Anderson has spin bifida. He has had surgery when he was very young. Aside from that Anderson is continually makes progress.

He is an entertaining little guy who is always trying to do something new and fun. While he has had scooting mastered for quite awhile, he has recently begun to crawl, even pulling his knees forward separately, an impressive task considering his limited mobility. One day, he even tried to stand up in the middle of the pavilion when he saw his friends doing it. He wasn’t able to accomplish this task, but did scoot over for a hug like the other kiddos. He then held out his arms for one of his newly-walking friends and they laughed together as she fell towards him. Anderson is a social little guy and loves to play with his friends. One day, he even spent a good amount of time planting kisses on the cheeks of one of our newest little guys. Anderson can also identify all of his friends by name, and often calls out names as he sees people. He still loves to chatter, and much of it is unclear, but you can easily hear names and several other words. He is also great at repeating what you say to him and we have no doubt that he’ll soon be talking clearly. Of course, Anderson is not always happy, but even when he is upset, he entertains us. Sometimes, he offers a dramatic cry, where he throws himself on the floor and covers up his face. Other times, he simply tilts his head down and glares up at you. However, if you make the same face back at him, he can’t help but smile and is soon giggling. He loves to make people laugh; one day, one of the babies tooted. Anderson and a couple kids commented on this, and then Anderson started making tooting noises with his mouth! He has also been loving the new toys in the Life House. He can be seen laughing at the toddler mirror, pulling a toy train by the string, stacking big Lego blocks, or pulling his stool to the right spot to sit and watch a movie. Anderson is also a great helper; I was handing out nanny gifts one day, and he wanted to help. I gave him a gift and told him who to pass it to. He held it closely to his body as he scooted to the nanny. He is a great little guy with a lot of personality!

$1,654.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Joseph

41130120852 Josephjoseph-2015Boy, born 2009

Down Syndrome, residual-organic lesion of the central nervous system, low paraparesis, slight mental delay, valgus feet, muscle hypotonia, diaphragmatic hernia (had surgery in May 2013), crossed eyes, congenital partial optic nerves atrophy.
He can sit, stand up, make steps. He does not talk. He expresses interest in toys. He lived with his mother but she passed away recently.

 

VIDEO!  https://youtu.be/geDRvmexmlQ 

$3,199.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lulu

Lulu (2)

Lulu (1)Girl, born May 2011
PRC
Post-op congential retinal glioblastoma; Artificial eye

Beautiful Lulu was abandoned in January of 2013 and was preliminarily diagnosed with leukocoria in her right eye and an artificial left eye.

Her hands are nimble and she can use one hand to grab the other. She normally grabs things and plays with toys on her own. She can do a few fine motor movements and she uses her fingers to grab onto and pick things up. Her left and right hands can pass things back and forth between them. She can grab onto cookies as well as fruit and eat them. She can walk on her own and she likes to jump and play in her crib. Lulu has post-operative retinal glioblastoma, an artificial eye and both her eyes cannot see things.

Lulu can call out, “ma ma” and sometimes she will baby talk. She understands what the nannies say and she especially likes to play together with the nannies; and when they tease her, she will smile happily. The child remembers the sounds of people she’s acquainted with and when she hears someone she’s familiar with, she will want to be held. She rarely cries and when the child is crying her heart out, if you grab a toy and give it to her, grab something to give her to eat or hold her she will be ok.

Lulu is a lively little girl who loves to smile and is especially likeable. She is very gregarious and she likes to play together with other little children. However, sometimes she is a bit shy. She is especially interested in sounds and likes to listen to music

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Rianne

 

RianneGirl, born May 2011
PRC
Right eyeball atrophy; Small left eyeball

 

 

 

 

ADOPTED!

 

Dylan / Alvis

DylanDylanAge: 3 years

viral meningitis at the age of 3 months, internal and external hydrocephalus, after installation of a lumbar-peritoneal shunt; agenesis of the corpus callosum; heterozygous Beta-thalassemia; he was diagnosed with epilepsy that was resistant to the conducted treatment and after a check-up MRI examination, a shunt was installed. After the surgery the EEG results were within the norm and the anticonvulsant treatment was stopped; Delayed physical and psychological development in all areas;

Listed: September 2014

Dylan takes a sitting position independently and remains sitting for a long time without using anything for support.He stands up in his crib while holding onto the bars and he walks around in his crib freely. He can walk when held by both hands and he makes small steps, albeit not stable enough. He has already started moving around independently with a movable support (a special walker). Dylan is very happy when a familiar adult jests him. He would often get sulky when the adult is going away. He produces various sounds. He often expresses his emotions with screams and shouts. Dylan responds to being called by name and to the invitation “Come here”. He is fed with slightly mashed transitional food. Dylan does very well drinking liquids from a cup. If he likes the drink, he holds the cup independently, with both his hands. Dylan cannot yet control his physiological needs and he isn’t potty-trained yet.

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.

Mandy

mandy1Girl, Born 2010mandy3

syndactyly of hands and feet, steeple tower head, psychological and motor delay, Congenital heart defect (patent foramen ovale, secondary defect of interatrial septum)

 The director is praying for a family before she transfers to the institution in the fall!!

Updated March 2016:
She is doing really well and making good progress in her development. She is facing transition to the institution in the fall. She doesn’t deserve a life in the institution. It weighs heavily on the orphanage director’s mind to have her moved out to the institution instead of a family.

She was born with multiple skeletal anomalies, including fused/webbed hands.  As a cautionary disclosure, Mandy does appear to have Apert syndrome.

The girl is smiling, laughing. Doctors consider that surgery may help to separate her fingers on the hands.   They give a positive prognosis regarding her mental development.  More photos are available.

This region typically waives the 10 day waiting period for children with special needs.   

$4,927.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Delphine

DelphineGirl, 3 y.o. (DOB 2010)
P-OD
HIV+

Delphine is a cheerful, playful and loving girl with a psychological age of a 1 yr and 9 month old child, which is below her chronological age.  Because of this, the child requires more attention in different areas such as communication, socialization, occupation, self control, etc to achieve an adequate comprehensive development. Her language is poor for her age.

Delphine is a little girl with a HIV diagnosis that needs much attention and care. It is important that she gets integrated to a family that understands and accepts her health condition and that provides the socio-affective support that she requires to achieve the comprehensive development of her abilities and social adequacy.

The future parents must be able to create a stable and deep emotional bond; they must be expressive in their affection, with a great amount of physical energy and dynamic interaction but flexible and tolerant to facilitate her adaptation.

It is important to continue with the necessary early stimulation in all areas of personal development at the child’s pace to achieve her full potential.  She must receive early stimulation and Language Therapy permanently.

Delphine is currently available for adoption and waiting for her  forever family! The central authority in the children’s country of origin are the legal custodians and guardians of the children and Open Door has been given the privilege to assist in finding permanent homes for these children.  Agency has photos and videos and we will be happy to share them with an interested family.

$96.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

Sam Thomas

Sam ThomasBoy, born February 2009
H-C

Update Jan 2015:
Sam Thomas has had some developmental delays, but is making great progress in catching up to the other kids his age. He can still struggle to express himself, but his verbal skills are increasing every day and this seems to be helping him immensely. Sam Thomas knows many words in both his native language and English. He has had febrile seizures as well, although there have been no recent episodes. Sam Thomas has a slight deformity in one of his legs, but it is virtually unnoticeable and he is able to run around and play with his friends. Sam Thomas sometimes gets overwhelmed when his environment changes or when he gets too excited, but he is getting very good at self-regulating and requesting time alone in his room to settle down. He knows the names of everyone in his house and regularly attends English preschool, where he is making great progress.

$9.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Telvin

TelvinBoy, born August 2006
H-C
Moebius Syndrome

Telvin has some cognitive delays and behavioral issues, but we have seen huge progress in him over the past year. Telvin can walk and perform basic self-care skills, such as getting dressed and going to the toilet. He is verbal, although does not speak in complex sentences and is sometimes difficult to understand. He loves to sing! Telvin can easily follow simple commands (go get the plate, etc), and can ask for what he needs. He received glasses for a vision impairment. Telvin is a very smart little guy who definitely knows what he likes!

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

Judy

JudyGirl, born October 2012
H-C

Judy is a sweet little girl. She appears to have some delays, possibly cerebral palsy, and does not currently have much muscle control. She cannot hold her head independently, but her control is improving. She cannot roll over, but can roll to her side. As her nutrition level increases, we are hopeful that this will improve. Judy loves to interact with those around her and will eagerly watch you until you pay attention to her. She has a great giggle and a precious laugh and is completely adorable!

Update Jan 2015:
Judy is a beautiful little girl. She appears to have some delays, likely cerebral palsy, and currently has limited muscle control. Although unable to do so for long amounts of time, Judy has made great strides in her ability to hold her head up. Her general core strength is also improving and when her trunk is somewhat supported, she can stay in an upright position for quite awhile. Judy does not roll over, but easily turns her head from side to side to observe the world around her. She always keeps a close eye on her nanny and will watch her from across the room. Judy seems very aware of familiar people and will often smile at those she sees. If she is not happy, she is quick to bring out her pouty lip. Judy will cry to be held and stops immediately if you pick her up. She is a petite little girl who has struggled with weight gain, but we are supplementing her diet with high calorie foods and she is starting to gain a little weight. She has also had a few periods of illness with a fever, but has not had any recent issues. Judy has a smile and a giggle that make many fall in love with her. Even though she cannot talk, her eyes and facial expressions communicate volumes!

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

Chelsey

ChelseyGirl, born December 2004
PRC
brain development issue

Listed: January 14, 2014

Chelsey is a very quiet and very cute girl. Now she is studying in sister class at the orphanage. At school, she respects the teachers and unites the students and likes to help others. She likes to tell her foster mother something about school when she comes back home. She is a very clever child. At home, she is talkative and knows the name of her foster family members. She is a good child, cares about her foster mother, and is a good helper, often helping her foster mother to do housework, such as clean, wash dishes, and with taking care of the younger brothers and sisters. She is very polite to others and says hello to familiar people on her own initiative. She gets along well with her foster siblings at home and is happy to help others. She often helps other children to do something that she knows how to do. She likes snacks- especially milk, drinks, fruits, and sweet food. She also likes to watch cartoons. At home she respects her elders and is considerate to her foster parents. In school, she is a good student. She agrees to be adopted by a foreign family. When we ask her if she agreed to be adopted, she looks happy and says “I want to have a family and I agree to be adopted and want to have my own father and mother.”

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

Ambrose

31209220253 Ambrose (1)ambrose-2017-croppedBoy, born April 2001
Down syndrome, no heart defect noted, mental delays

Listed: December 9, 2013

FINALLY!  A new pic of Ambrose!  And walking!  Ambrose ages out in APRIL of 2017.  There is still time to file your USCIS app for him. Can’t leave him behind!

 

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

 

Laura

Laura Photo 7 March 2015ALaura Photo 3 Mar-2015ALaura Photo 4 - May 2014Girl, Born November 2009

Down syndrome; her heart has an open oval window without hemodynamic disorders. There has been no need for monitoring or treatment by a cardiologist.

Laura receives physical and speech therapy. Laura’s caregivers report that she is a sweet and joyful girl who likes playing with toys, listening and moving to music, and spending time with other children. She is active and affectionate and it’s easy to make her laugh.  Laura is currently non-verbal, but follows simple instructions and responds to her name. Laura lives in a great bilingual orphanage where she is exposed to the English language and receives wonderful care and attention.

Updates July 2, 2012 & September 30, 2012: Laura responds when she hears her name by looking or turning her head and smiles.   She can give you a small item if asked.   She is not eating by herself yet, but can put food in her mouth.   She is not speaking or walking yet but is progressing little by little.  She is described as playful and you can easily make her laugh.  She likes to sit and take everything in around her.

Updates February & March 2013: Our agency staff representative visited Laura in February and March and our Executive Director visited Laura in February. They provided the following update: Laura is healthy and joyful as usual.   She is very active and affectionate.  She can entertain herself but likes attention very much.  She does not walk yet, but is able to climb up the couch or on the chair or back to the floor.  She does not say any words yet.   She enjoys listening to music, rocks back and forth to the beat.  She has a good appetite!  Laura has a best friend in her orphanage and likes to play on her own or with him most of the time.  Laura is in a bilingual orphanage, one of which is English, so she is used to hearing English and her native language. We have updated photos available upon request!

Update July 2014: Laura can now stand up without assistance and walk when held by the hands.  She is a very quick crawler and using this skill to get everywhere.  Laura feeds herself and understands instructions both in her native language and English.

From a family who met Laura in March 2015: Laura is so sweet. The first day we saw her, she was engaging in imaginative play and diligently caring for her baby doll and feeding herself and baby pretend food. Laura also likes music and dancing. The caregivers were playing a children’s music video that she found quite engaging. She is affectionate and sat cuddled in my lap for a time. Laura has been curious about us as we’ve been visiting our daughter.

Update May 2015: Laura can walk independently now. She appears to understand most of what is said to her, even though she doesn’t speak much.  She loves attention and often seeks it out.

From a family who met her in August 2015: Laura plays alone often, but got so excited for piggy back rides with us.  She giggled so much when I swayed and danced with her, loves to be tickled, and really loves to dance. She doesn’t speak, but does make her wishes known. She is in process of being potty trained. Laura definitely responds to familiar people; after visiting every day for a week, she walked up to me and hugged me. She really loves bubbles and playing on the keyboard.

MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

$17,502.56 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!