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!

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!

Alexandra

AlexandraGirl, born 2003

 

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR!!

Rianne

 

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

 

 

 

 

ADOPTED!

 

Bianca

Bianca 1Girl, born August 2003
PRC
Slight/mild CP

Listed: November 4, 2014

Bianca is diagnosed with slight cerebral palsy. One of her best friends was adopted in March and she thought she had a family coming for her too, but she does not…yet! From a volunteer at her orphanage who has known her for years in regards to her file mentioning retardation of some sort: “She is bright and wonderful. She is personable and her CP is very slight. She would be a wonderful little girl and needs a mommy and daddy to help her to reach her full potential. I”m not sure why they put such words in files unless it means “delayed” or something to that capacity. She does go to the school outside the orphanage. She is currently living in a “family like” setting within the orphanage with three other girls and foster parents. She’s doing great!” From an Oct. 2013 update: Her speech is clear now. Bianca can speak complete sentences and read a textbook. She can do math too. She is independent in her daily life, doing things such as making her bed, sweeping the floor, and taking a shower. Bianca gets along well with her classmates and will greet people she knows. She rarely gets sick except for an occasional cold. At school she receives rehab training for her CP.

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

Lana

Lana Dec 2015lana-video-still-jan-2017-jan-2017Lana was born in June 2002 and has Down Syndrome.

Listed September 12, 2014

Lana is described as a very sweet, quiet girl with a beautiful smile. She is shy and does not speak, but she understands what is said to her and in her way answers questions. Lana can also carry out simple requests. Lana is obedient with her caretakers. She participates in games as well as group and individual activities. Her self-help skills are good. Lana loves to dance, likes everything pink, and is a very girly girl. She would thrive in a devoted family.

 

Update January 2017:  Lana’s caretakers couldn’t speak more highly of her and believe that she would do beautifully in a loving family. Lana is a sweet girl who speaks a variety of words, understands everything that’s said to her, and attends a school for children with special needs where she has acquired some very basic academic skills and where her teachers are very happy with her.

 

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

Jaco

Jaco updateJacoBoy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Jaco, born in March 2012, is cared for in a foster family and has a delightful smile and a sunny personality. He’s diagnosed with Down syndrome and has a heart condition. The report was written when he was nine months old, so he’s sure to have made a lot of progress since then. At nine months Jaco was already standing steadily with his back against the sofa, he knew his name and turned his head when called and responded appropriately to the facial expressions of adults. He was very excited to see food, and would shout with joy in a high voice. He’d hand over a toy if he was asked for it and was very cooperative when he was being dressed and undressed. Jaco’s described as confident and energetic; a little boy who loves to play with other children, likes music and the outdoors and is delighted to pet the dog and cat that live with his foster family.

$1,484.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Audra

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

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

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

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!

Adelaide

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

Listed: July 23, 2014

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

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

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

Additional reports and photos available upon request from the agency.

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

 

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!

Eden

eden-collageGirl, born May 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 11, 2104
Eden is very happy and everyone gets along well with her. She is very close to her foster parents, and her favorite toys are dolls. She likes to sing and dance. Her file says that because of her ds she has slowed physical and intellectual development. She can use simple double syllable words like papa, mama, ah, yes, etc. At the end of the first part of her report: “We hope that she will live happy every day and her life is safe.”

Eden can go upstairs and downstairs without help, and jump off of the floor with both feet. She is imitating drawing crosses. She knows “big” and “small”. Eden can wash hands without help.

Update 2014:Eden
Eden is an adorable little girl who recently turned 5 years old! She came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old, and was found to have Down syndrome. Eden’s overall development has been good. She is living with a foster family within the orphanage along with 5 other children. Eden is very out-going, active, playful, and lovable. Her favorite cartoon is “Pleasant Sheep”, and she will sing and dance in front of the TV. Eden’s receptive speech is good, but her expressive speech is slow to develop. She can say some words, but is not yet able to make a short sentence. Eden is a loving little girl who needs a family!

Update Dec 2016:
Eden is in Oklahoma being hosted by a family who is advocating to find her forever family.  She is absolutely PURE JOY!! She is happy and witty and VERY vocal! She is such a good girl and is so well behaved!  She lights up the room with her smiles and giggles and fun-loving personality. She is extremely high functioning and seems to be a very smart little jewel! To see more pictures and videos and to watch her hosting journey, follow her Facebook page where she is referred to as “Daisy.”

$3,264.47 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nolan

nolan-2016Boy, Born September 2004

Nolan is such a handsome boy!  He needs a loving family!

Listed: August 4, 2010

From his medical records:  long-term effects of some early trauma (right-side hemiparesis), mild mental delays, seizures, flat feet, farsightedness

He has fine motor skills, understands everything, he talks but it is hard to understand him.  Nolan is very physically active, happy and cooperative, friends with other children.   A family living in the states who has 3 children, one who is significantly disabled, has taken a special interest in Nolan but cannot add Nolan to their own family due to the needs of their children. Per the family, “Nolan’s eyes and smile caught our heart. He is close in age to one of our own children. We hope this gift will enable someone to give Nolan the chance to live outside an institution.”

$19,592.50 has been donated 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!

Oskar

Oskar April2014Boy, born November 2005
PRC
Thalassemia B

Listed: November 27, 2013

 

ADOPTED!!

Toby

Toby - croppedBoy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral dysplasia

Toby is an adorable little boy who is 2 years old. He came into care as an infant. Toby is developing on target, with no delays when compared to his peers. Toby is a very out-going and active little guy, who has no fear of strangers. At this point, he considers everyone to be a potential playmate!

Toby had a heart scan, which showed no problems. He had a CT scan of his brain, which showed the left hemisphere was reduced, and there was evidence of a past brain injury (prenatal or during birth). Toby does not have seizures, does not show any developmental delays, and is happy and healthy (other than usual childhood illnesses). The brain of a child is wonderful that way…it can compensate for many issues it may have! He loves to play, and is a very active little boy who is “full of curiosity”, according to the nannies! His favorite toys are balls…soccer, baseball, tennis…which will he choose? Toby is a wonderful little boy, who will be such a joy to have in your family!

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

Tatumn

Girl, born January 2002

Listed: August 13, 2012
What a beautiful smile!

 

ADOPTED!!!

Amelia #2-1

AmeliaGirl, Born 2001
Down syndrome

AGING OUT

Listed September 27, 2010

 

ADOPTED!

Lynne

Girl, Born 2007

 

ADOPTED

 

Mikale #38-2

Mikale2_2013mikale-2016DOB: 2003
Down syndrome

Listed: June 23, 2010

NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016!

Mikale has been transferred to a mental institution. He attends a specialized school. He interacts well with other children and does not have any behavior issues. He’s non-verbal, but he understands what is said to him and follows directions that are given to him. He plays appropriately with toys and enjoys blocks most of all. He feeds himself and assists with setting the table and also with cleaning up the toys. He seeks out adults and other people to interact with. He is physically healthy, with no past or current health concerns.

Additional photos and videos from January 2013 are available for interested families.

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL.  MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME WITH LOW COST. 

*** Mikale has received an Older Child Grant! ***

Tanner #31-1

Tanner 2014tanner-2017-1Boy, Born July 2001

AGING OUT

Down syndrome, deafness, strabismus

Listed: June 23, 2010

NEW PIC FEBRUARY 2017!  Tanner was transferred to a group home in 2014. He is very small for his age and has delays in all aspects of his development. While he has an official diagnosis of deafness, he does respond to some sounds, so it is thought that he has some degree of hearing loss, but that he is not completely deaf. He does not have any speech, but he does respond to some basic commands and also to hand gestures. It is possible that many of his delays could be compensated for once his hearing issues are addressed.

Tanner attends a school for children with special needs. He doesn’t have problems following the rules in class and at school. He is calm and usually smiling. He is the favorite of the children at school. He is not aggressive and doesn’t get irritated by the other children. His expressive speech is not developed. He carries out simple commands – “stop”, “sit down”, “give me”, and “take”. He knows his place in the classroom – he has a favorite spot in each classroom. He is oriented in the rooms and partially in the school building. He opens and closes the closets. He can lock and unlock the doors of the closets if the key is put in. He tries to put in the key (rarely manages) and is happy if he succeeds. He likes to look at books with pictures. He has a favorite book in each classroom, picks it up and manipulates with it. He observes the other children while they work. He shows interest in pictures of animals. He works with desire in the classes for physical education.

Photos and videos from December 2014 are available through the agency.

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