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

Zack #26-3

Guardian Angel
DOB: 2000
Diagnosis: cerebral palsy, scoliosis

Zack is 11 years old. He is wheelchair-bound due to scoliosis and cerebral palsy. He is a bright and engaging boy that until recently was well loved and sheltered at an orphanage for younger children. He was recently transferred to an older child home for children with physical disabilities. He makes friends easily and is developmentally on target aside from typical orphanage delays.

Zack’s best friend of over a decade was adopted to the United States in June and both children are heart-broken to see their lives so far apart now. Zack’s friend Maria is standing firm in her belief that a family will see her best friend and bring him home to their family. Maria’s family has met Zack and is willing to talk to any interested families about him.

Information from Maria’s family:

Zack is a very sweet boy who has been in a great orphanage.  He loves music, cars, Legos (I sent some to him in one of the packages I sent my daughter).  He is developmentally and academically on track from what I saw and heard.  He is small for his age.  I think that both of these kids are doing so well because of the care they got.  The orphanage kept them longer that they should have before transferring them.  So instead of sending them on when they were about to turn 8 they kept them until the end of June when I picked my daughter up.  These two kids had been there since birth or soon after.  The staff did lots of special things with them.  I know they got birthday and Christmas gifts from the staff.  The staff we are in contact with have even said they have called Zack at his new orphanage.  Both kids were very sad on the day I picked Maria up….it was quite heartbreaking to be honest.  They have a very strong relationship and it extended to the staff at the orphanage.  The director even called my daughter princess Mimi.  There is also a foundation that has done several things for both children regarding surgeries and equipment.  I have Skyped with one of the founders who will be going to visit Zack at the beginning of August.  He is a very sweet and kind little boy.  They made sure he met me on the first trip because they didn’t want him to worry about who Maria would be adopted by.  They staff psychologist also did a lot of work with Zack and Maria about what a family is, family roles, seeing friends adopted and being left behind.  She is amazing!  She was even one of the staff that took Zack to his new orphanage.

Additional photos are available. More detailed information about his development is coming soon.

$5342.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Shane

Guardian AngelBoy, born August 2000
PRC
Albinism; poor vision of both eyes; bilateral nystagmus; bilateral absence of iris color

Shane needs to be adopted before he turns 14 in August 2014, or he will forever lose his chance at a family.

Shane is a very extroverted boy, he is active, outgoing, has fluent speaking, and he can talk freely before strangers. He likes to sing songs, and he often sings and dances before adults, and his singing is beautiful.  He likes to play badminton, Fly Chess and car toys.  He has a dream since young, hoping that he can be a bus driver to serve the passengers.  He is easy going, and he never breaks into temper without reason, so he often has a smile, and he often helps do something in his ability actively, like clean the floor and desk and fold the clothes and so on.

His vision is worse and worse as his increasing age, he must go to very close place when seeing things nearby. In strong light, he is always squint his eyes to see the scenery far.

$10000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tate

C-S
Boy, born June, 2007

Diagnoses:  Anal atresia and Hypospadias, also had Preauricular fistula

 

In July 2011, he moved to a  foster family.  He has such an outgoing personality, and is very active — his foster parents always joke that “our Tate never walks” because he always runs from one place to another.  One of his favorite things to do is running around in the playground. He has good appetite, so, he likes any kind of food, but, his favorite foods are meat, dumplings and bananas. He loves bicycles, even the toy bicycle.  He is smart with learning things, but, not good at practicing.  He does learn songs very fast and sing well.  He is doing well at kindergarten, and enjoys school.

 

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Danielle

danielle2Girl, born July 2004
PRC
Diagnosis: Pigmentation of skin

From her latest updates received from China, it was reported that she is currently in foster care and is getting along well with her foster parents and other family members. In school, she is described as a very well-behaved student who follows the classroom rules and gets along nicely with her classmates. Danielle enjoys playing hide and seek, bean-bag games, singing, and dancing. Danielle’s special need is a large pigmentation on her face. We think she is beautiful!

Danielle appears to be a very typical little girl, dealing with an unusual skin condition.   The condition appears to interfere with her hair growth as she has some alopecia as well. A dermatologist looked at her pictures and file and believes her condition is just nevus. A plastic surgeon looked at her file and he said the area in and on the side of her mouth could easily be removed and should be removed as to not interfere with her eating.

Her phyical development is normal, as well as her language development. She enjoys talking with people she knows. She likes imaginary play, and playing with baby dolls. She is active, smiling, and likes watching TV.

Additional pictures available for serious inquiries.

$35.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nathaniel

C-W

Boy, born August 2006

A sweet -faced 5 year-old, Nathaniel is diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease. He dresses himself and is otherwise independent in his daily living. He is not aggressive, is kind to others and cries easily if he doesn’t get what he wants. He needs a family who can work with the unknowns of his medical diagnosis.

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Noel

C-S
May 2003
Noel has Cerebral Palsy.

Noel is 7 years old and has such potential given the support of a family.

She is extremely bright, loves to learn and can easily communicate with you, she just isn’t able to talk at this point. She is familiar with English, as she is now in class where she is learning the language. She can feed herself and hold a pen to draw.

Noel has great potential with therapy and a good environment … she is smart and is tries hard.  We have seen some improvement in her abilities.

Additional photos available.

 

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Lene

P-OD

Lene (pronounced like Renee)

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

 

What a doll baby!  Love her little pigtails!

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

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

 

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

$7844.64 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Grier (L)

Guardian AngelBoy, born January 2009
has siblings
Suspected FAS; mixed developmental delays; muscle tone disorder; near-sightedness; heart murmur

He was born from the 7th pregnancy and was born prematurely at 35 weeks. After birth his condition was difficult due to disordered microcirculation, tachypnea. Since 10 days old treatment of tuberculosis was applied. He has a history of anemia, rachitis, sudden bronchitis, and ear inflammation. In November 2009 he had an operation on both ear drums. Developmentally delayed in the areas of psychical and physical.

March 2010 update: At 1 year he can not sit by himself, he can sit with support but bends forward. He can not crawl, he just army crawls using his hands and drags his legs. He can roll. He will take a toy if someone gives it to him. He smiles. He speaks a few words. His emotions are poor. His development is progressing slowly.

Grier has 6 siblings, 3 have been adopted and 3 reside in the orphanage with him and may be available for adoption. Their mother passed away 9 months after Grier’s birth.

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ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

Grier’s grant of $470.00 has been gifted to Riley. 

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Ben

Boy, born April 2011
PRC

Ben is a precious little boy who has been diagnosed with CHD: tricuspid atresia; VSD; dysplasia of RV; ASD; and Persistent left superior vena cava. He has not been able to have an operation as this will not be possible in country.

At this time, his physical development is delayed compared to the other children and he does show signs of cynosis. The orphanage has been able to provide him with early intervention every day and he has shown positive signs from this. He has greatly improved and has quick reactions. He always has a ready smile and likes being cuddled. Ben can crawl on his hands and knees and can walk with one hand held. He understands simple directions and can point out his nose and ears. He is a beautiful baby who needs a loving family who can help him come home.

$164.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Suzy

C-W
Girl, born 2005

Suzy is an outgoing little girl who enjoys playing games with other children. The other children at her institute like her very much and she is very good at socializing. Suzy was born with ichthyosis, a skin disease that covers her entire body. The orphanage staff treats her ichthyosis with ointment once a day. Her skin itches due to her condition and her caregivers say that it also makes her “afraid” of the sun. In the wintertime, the condition tends to worsen. When we asked how her condition affected her in other ways, the nannies said that in the past her gait has been abnormal, but now it is better although she still can’t run as fast as the other children. She is described as a talkative girl who speaks well and speaks a lot.

She is able to walk with one foot in front of the other, stand on one foot, and she is able to name animals and know what their sounds and behaviors were. The orphanage staff say that they haven’t sent her to school yet because she is too young, but she appears to be on target and able to complete tasks that other 5 year olds can do. She is able to do basic self-care tasks such as toileting, washing her hands, and dressing herself. What she could really use is a family who could give her the love and care that she needs and who would help her get appropriate treatment for her skin condition.

There is a total of $9800 in financial aid (made up of a $4,200 Promise Child grant for eligible families for this adoption and a $5600 waiver for the orphanage fee) — details available through the agency.

$34.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jaeger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Update from 2010:

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

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

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

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Sera

Guardian Angel

Girl, born May 2008
Diagnosis:  congenital eyeball hypogenesis (blind)

 

Sera is reported to be a pretty girl, cute and clever.  She is well-loved by her caretakers.  She is developing well and her general health is good.  She likes to play hide and seek, and is described as a giggly, happy little girl.

 

Further medical history is available for potential families.

 

$675.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Kaden

GLAD-T
Male, Born August, 2011
Down syndrome

 

This baby boy’s birth parents have made the decision to make an adoption plan for him based on their financial situation. They would like him to be in a family who can provide all of the medical, emotional and financial support he will need.  The agency will provide prospective adoptive parents Kaden’s medical, social history, birth certificate, etc. files.

 

Country Requirements:

  • Parents must be between the ages of 30 and 48.
  • Parent’s Combined Annual Income must be $80,000.
  • Parents must be healthy with a standard BMI.
  • Both parents must have attended a college with at least one parent having a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Couples must be married at least 5 years.
  • Each parent can have no more than one previous marriage.
  • Parents must have no criminal history.

An agency grant is available to help with Kaden’s adoption.

$1135.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Greta

GretaGirl, born November 1998
Down syndrome

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Boy, Born September 2005

ABITaiPan–Premature, Speech Delay

 

Health Condition: Benji was born prematurely at 30 weeks gestation. His birth mother is an AIDS carrier and a drug abuser. Tests have shown that Benji  does not have HIV/AIDS, even though his birth mother does. He suffered from Staphylococcus aureus infection and Retinal Detachment. He received laser treatment and a follow-up examination showed normal results. Benji  was diagnosed with speech developmental delay when he moved to the third foster family.   As of August 2007, he began receiving speech therapy and cognitive therapy weekly. After two years, his developmental assessment revealed that he could attend kindergarten and did not need extra training since.

 

$81.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Timothy

Boy, Born December 2007

Down Syndrome

Sweet Timothy is a true orphan.  He was found abandoned, and they have no information about his birth family or any other relatives.  His DOB was estimated by the medical officials at the orphanage.  Someone out there can give Timothy the family and history he so richly deserves!   He has such a wonderful, glowing smile!

 

$1523.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption

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Raymond

Guardian Angel
Boy, born July 2007

 

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

 

$3879.55 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Roland #3-1

DOB: 2008
Diagnosis: Robinow Syndrome-Dwarfism

Roland is 4 years old. He walks and has good gross motor skills. His fine motor skills are also developing well. He scribbles on paper, feeds himself and is working on mastering buttoning his own clothes. He recognizes objects and pictures, can name members of the staff and other children, and concentrates on tasks for up to 15 minutes at a time. He pronounces words and simple sentences. He participates in activities with the other children and is bonding to specific staff members.

 

Several additional photos and videos of Roland are available.

We have several new photos and videos of Roland in addition to photos and videos from last year as well. In the current videos, he is naming his body parts and answering questions. He was described as “a little shy, but very capable and able to follow directions very well”.

$27.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Calvin

Boy, born approx Sept 2008

Calvin is HIV+. He is not on ARV’s at this time.

 

From someone who works with him (updated Oct 2011):

Calvin is such a sweet talkative little boy.  For living in a biolingual environment, we are daily amazed by how well his language skills have improved over the short time he has lived  here.  He loves to play and is all boy.  Some of his favorite activites are pool days, playing on the play ground, and ball day.  He loves to get dirty and have fun.  Calvin is not scared of the water at all and puts his face right down in it!  He radiates with joy as he plays!  He has a beautiful little smile and cute dimples!  Calvin loves to help people.  If you ask him where someone is he will walk you around the baby house until he helps you find them.  Calvin has made many improvements in the time we have known him.  He still has fits, but they are few and far in between.  When he does have them they don't last nearly as long as they used to.  A lot of his fits revolve around food.  Calvin gets along great with the other kids here.  He plays well and loves to include everyone.  Calvin loves to go to preschool and can't seem to learn enough!  He also loves nanny prayer and singing time.  We love watching him clap his hands to the beat of the music and dance up and down the hallway as his nannies sign loudly in Creole!  Calvin loves to sing.  It's not uncommon to hear him leading the other kids his age in songs.  They sing in both English and Creole and will even do the hand motions occasionally!  Calvin is so much fun to be around and we just love him dearly!  He's incredibly intelligent and always up for an adventure.

 

  • Multiple unrelated children can be adopted together
  • One parent must be at least 35 years old
  • Parents must be married at least 10 years (or if close, prove they have known each other 10 years)
  • The number of children can depend on other factors (marriage and parent age)
  • Singles may currently adopt
  • Past depression is OK, but must explain the circumstances and past and/or current treatment.
  • If a criminal history/background, must be explained in detail. 
  • Travel is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged 
  • Travel for pick-up is also not required, but strongly encouraged. Escorts can be provided, for an extra cost.  The trip for pick-up is usually about a week long, so you and the child could get to know each other well in their environment. 
  • ESTIMATED TOTAL (in-country expenses): $13,070 – $13,320 roughly

 

$6.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Angel

Born March 2010

Angel has post op anal atresia MIH variant of Holoprosencephaly(HPE).

 

She smiles, laughs, plays, reacts, crawls, and lifts her arms up to be held. Angel is a laid back, pleasant baby. The surgery for her anal atresia was successful.

 

Contact is Xiaoqing Cai.

 

$222.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption.

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Felix


Boy, Born October 20, 2003

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

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

 

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

More photos available, married couples only.

$16305.66 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Callie

Callie 2011Girl, Born February 24, 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

 

From a missionary who visited with her in August 2010:  Callie is an active girl who enjoys being outdoors. She can drink by herself , go up and down stairs, and play ball.

 

More photos available, along with full social history and medical records.  Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.
$5125.47 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tyler

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

 

 

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Zane

Boy, Born March 2004

 

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

Contact Erin Mower at Holt International for more info

$38.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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