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.
To see all of our Homecomings celebrations click here.
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!

Troy

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

 

 

Charlotte

charlotte (2)evelyn2Girl, born August 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

The agency’s team met Charlotte! It never ceases to amaze me how different it is to write an advocacy post after you have met a child! Let me tell you about Charlotte now that we have met her and seen this cuteness in person!

Charlotte has Down syndrome and CHD. And she is the cutest, sweetest, silliest little girl you could hope to meet!

She is walking by herself and really aced all of our little developmental things we do with little ones. She scribbles and stacks blocks and she is all about the baby puffs! Believe me, she can grab them and get those things to her mouth no problem!

She understands simple commands, though her caregiver pointed out that she also likes to pick and choose which of those commands she actually follows. She is 2, after all.  There was a whole group of little ones in the room with her and the caregivers were singing little songs with them and doing hand motions. She was right in there doing the motions! So, so cute!

Charlotte has a $4,000 grant through her current agency. Please spread the word and let’s get this little one home!

Additional information and photos can be found in this blog post.

$512.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Molly

Girl, born June 2014
PRC
Down syndrome; postoperative repair of polydactyly of left hand

Molly goes to preschool class of the welfare institute to study.   She is very adorable; she is cheerful and active.  Molly likes to get close to people; like to follow the nanny to learning moves of dances.  Due to her Down syndrome, her development in all respects is delayed — she can understand what is said to her, and she can give some reaction.  Her language development is obviously delayed, except for some pronunciations and calling the nanny, she can speak no other language.

Molly likes to play toys and games; likes the familiar nanny to take her to play with peers.

Molly’s current agency has arranged for the orphanage to waive their fee!

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

Shane

ShaneBoy, born October 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

From January 2015- Shane is under foster care in the orphanage. His caregivers say he is very smart. He learns fast and can figure out his own way. When he was learning to put on shoes, he would line all shoes up and try on each pair, and he would check it in the mirror to see if the shoes look good. He can walk to take his favorite toys and uses blocks to build something he likes and can also put away toys. Shane is not talking yet. He understands “no”. He will reach for things when given. Shane can follow directions of the teachers to do something like putting away toys and put on stickers. He will imitate the teacher to do something. He will learn after teacher how to wash face. When teacher praises him, Shane will be very happy. He is active and extroverted. He likes music, toys and games. He is brought to the potty at regular intervals and will not wet his pants. He is a good sleeper. Shane is active and happy and he likes to imitate. He loves toys and playing with adults.

 

$1,538.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

,

Bruno

Bruno (1) Boy, born June 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, enlarged tonsils

Listed: Jan 3, 2013

Bruno is active and positive, has a ready smile, he is very lovely, he is favored. Since he can walk, he may play with his peers, and he will find staff on his own initiative.

 

Ordinary, he likes cuddle balls and play, roll over the ball on the ground, then he will throw it away, he may pick up again. Sometime he will play and entertain himself for a whole day.  He can pronounce simple sounds, he can use gestures to say hello and goodbye to others.

$3,837.72 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $277.97 from MACC donations!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Oscar

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

It is impossible to look at these pictures and not smile. Oscar is the cutest little tennis shoe wearing one-year-old boy ever! Oscar was born in January of 2016 and his file just became ready recently. He was born with down syndrome. Oscar is able to hold his own bottle when drinking milk and he eats soft rice or porridge by spoon, hand-fed by his caretaker. He is a good sleeper are rarely wakes up at night. At 6 months of age, Oscar could roll over and could sit up with a little support. When on his stomach, he can stretch out to reach his toys and is able to hang onto them. At one, he was able to sit on his own and crawl. He can now stand while holding onto something or up against the wall. When he sees someone standing by his bed, he will stand up from a sitting position holding the bedrails and he will make sounds of “Ah” as if he’s speaking to adults. When he sees his caregiver coming with his bottle in her hand, he will crawl towards her almost asking for it. He’s a super content little man once he’s eaten and is full. Oscar has an easy-going personality and can get along with others well. He can move a toy from one hand to the other hand and responds when he is called. Oscar can understands others’ moods and emotions. When an adult speaks seriously, he will curl his lips. Oscar is more than ready for his forever family to see him and get him home while he is still so young.guardianangel

There is a $5,000 grant available with the current agency.

$364.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nora

Girl, born 2006
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease (repaired)

Listed: April 2017

Nora is an amazing little girl. She was hosted in the US in the summer of 2016 by a family who hoped to adopt her but were denied — They are willing to talk with anyone interested in knowing more about this precious child.

Nora is very independent and cognitively very able. She was able to confidently take care of all her needs. She has extremely long hair that she did not like to have to brush, but was willing to have it braided to have it out of her way. She spoke very clearly in her native languate and was able to communicate her needs to her host family. She ate well and was very healthy. She adored the younger children in the family and wanted to help in caring for them. She enjoyed having jobs to do with the other children in the home. She liked to play outside and go on trips but she also loved to look at picture books and draw in notebooks. She loves animals. Nora did tend to get fairly grumpy when given sugar – so it is best to limit her intake. At times she would shake her head no and cry if she did not want to do something (like go to bed) but always chose to comply when her host parents repeated their direction.

She was examined by a pediatrician, dentist, and ophthalmologist while in the US. The pediatrician said she was very healthy and well taken care of. She also said Nora’s heart sounded very healthy. Nora does not need glasses but does have a few cavities that will need some treatment once she is adopted.

Nora would do very well in a family – she loves being with people, especially children. She adored her host dad in particular but also loved to snuggle with her host mom and their children. She is very bright and curious. She wants to learn and explore. She is a treasure just waiting to be claimed.

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

Penny

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Penny is a positive and outgoing girl who warms up to people quickly. She enjoys playing with other children and dancing to music. Sometimes she pats her caregiver’s shoulder and gives her a kiss – usually because she wants to eat whatever food her caregiver has! Penny is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and she has no other known health needs. When she arrived at the orphanage at two years of age, she could crawl very fast, and shortly after her third birthday she was able to walk by herself. As of October 2016 she can run for a short distance and she can grasp objects. During study period she sits quietly and listens, though she has some trouble concentrating. She understands simple directions, and can point to her eyes, ears, nose and mouth when they are named. Her speech is delayed, but she can say some simple words like “dad” and “aunt.” This friendly little cherub needs a family – one who is willing to share their snacks!

The agency who currently holds Penny’s file is offering a $4000 grant.

$6.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bonny

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Bonny enjoys all kinds of toys, but especially loves musical toys, and she wiggles her body to the music! She is a fairly quiet child and doesn’t like noisy places. She loves to be close to people, and wants lots of hugs and kisses. Bonny is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and she has no other diagnosed medical needs. At one year old she could crawl, and she was able to stand and walk while holding the bed railing. As of October 2016 she could stand on her own, and walk alone for 6 or 7 steps. She enjoys playing a hand-clapping game with her nanny, and she loves banging on the toy drums and piano. Her language is delayed compared to peers, but she can make the sounds “da-da” and “ah-ah.” She can also express good-bye and thank you using gestures, and knows how to blow a kiss. Bonny needs a family to give her all the hugs and kisses she asks for!

Naomi

naomiGIrl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2017

Naomi is in a wonderful foster home where he receives great care. Oh my goodness, you have got to see Naomi’s video! I can’t help but smile every time I watch it. Naomi is very bright and she loves to sing and dance. She is an active and lovely child. Her limbs and intelligence development are delayed compared with peers. She gets along well with children and is very loving. She has learned about 30 kinds of gesture language. She uses the gesture language to express her needs, such as having a meal and drinking water. She recognizes her own belongings and likes outdoor activities very much, especially the slide. She often takes her shoes to the nanny and asks her to help her. She hopes that the nanny takes her to play at outdoors. Video available from the agency.

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

Rhonda #48-38

Girl: 2012

Rhonda spent the first 4 years of her life extremely neglected in the home of her birth family. She was placed in foster care at age 4, where she has thrived. She has made rapid progress in all aspects of her development since being placed in the foster home. She is being raised in a bilingual family and can speak both languages. She started kindergarten and speech therapy in September 2017. She now speaks in 2-3 word sentences and her speech is clear. She feeds herself, and can properly use both a fork and spoon. She drinks from an open cup. She has established hygiene habits: she brushes her teeth, dresses and undresses alone, and uses the toilet independently. She likes to play with other children and she easily creates friendships. She likes to dance and to draw. She can sing songs that she’s learned in kindergarten. She recognizes and names animals, colors, and can count to 3. The team member that visited her to take photos and videos said that she was very polite and sweet. Her social worker believes that due to the rapid progress made in her foster home, she has the capacity to overcome the delays that she has as a result of her first 4 years of life.

Photos and videos from September 2017 are available through the agency.

B/c we only have her file for a short time, donations will not be able to be accepted until a family is found for her.

Sydney and Reagan

Girls, born 2016 – TWINS!
PRC
Sydney – esotropia; agenesis of the corpus callosum

Sydney and Reagan are precious twin girls born in February of 2016. Both girls were under the care of Love Without Boundaries’ healing home until just this month. They graduated and have moved into foster care sponsored by Love Without Boundaries.

Reagan is healthy and Sydney has more complex needs. Her file says esotropia and agenesis of the corpus callosum. She had a seizure when she was younger and was put on seizure meds. She has not had seizures since, but the medicine could be causing other problems. Sydney has significant delays and feeding issues. Reagan is now on target and doing well.

These beautiful girls need to be adopted together and need a family open to Sydney’s needs, including those unknown. Agency staff have met both Sydney and Reagan, and several pictures and videos are available. Please help us spread the word, as we know there is a wonderful family out there for this double blessing!

There is currently $14,000 in grants for their adoption with MAA, making the ‘agency fee’ portion just $2,000 total for both girls!

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

Logan

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2017

Outgoing Logan knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to let you know! He has a ready smile and loves to cuddle with his caretakers.

Logan loves eating his favorite foods, especially desserts. He likes interacting with the other children, swinging, and playing with balls. Logan has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. His heart has been tested and there are no current cardiac concerns. Logan is a very engaging and loving child who would do well with the loving care of a forever family!

$14,321 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Adela

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Adela is a healthy little girl who has Down Syndrome. She came into care when she was about one month old, and joined a foster family in September 2016. She is close to her foster mom. Adela can stand with support and crawl on her hands and knees. She doesn’t yet have language. Adela is an active little girl who loves her teddy bear. Please watch her video and contact us for more information!

Seamus

Boy, born 2017

Down Syndrome, atrial septal defect, other hydrocele

Listed: April 2017

Such a gift to have this baby listed at such a young age!

 

 

Dawn

Girl, born 2012

Hypermetropia
other disease of esophagus
other heart disease

 

Sweet smile!

 

Ryan

Boy, born 2012

HIV, Other disorders of the brain, Hernia

Listed: June 2017

He will be available fall 2017!

$121.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Geoffrey

geoffreyBoy, born 2010
Infantile cerebral paralysis, internal hydrocephalus, mental delay, crossed eyes, medically induced chronic hepatitis, hip joints contracture, partial atrophy of optic nerves, secondary cardiomyopathy, nanism

Such a little sweetie … look at those delicate fingers and big dark eyes!

Geoffrey’s grant has been gifted to Ray.

GEOFFREY IS BEING ADOPTED BY ITALIANS!

,

Kellan

Boy, born 2017
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

What a cutie!!!

 

$1,330.03 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1330.03 from MACC donations!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Brynlee

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Brynlee has Down syndrome. She came into care when she was about eight months old, and joined a foster family when she was one and a half. She is closest to her foster mother. This cute girl can walk several steps and say a few words. She gets along well with others and likes playing outside and toys that make sounds. She claps her hands when she is happy.

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

,

Angelina

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome and abdominal muscle dysplasia

Listed: July 2017

Angelina came into care when she was about two months old, and joined a foster family when she was about one and a half. She gets along well with her foster family and is especially close to her foster mother. Angelina can walk well and run. She is learning to speak more clearly and can understand instructions. She can point to different body parts when asked and likes to dance with music.

$1,827.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1782.00 from MACC donations!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Kai

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Kai is a cute little guy who has Down Syndrome. He came into care when he was about two weeks old, and joined a foster family in September 2016. He is attached to his foster parents and knows how to say “mama” and “baba”. Kai mostly expresses his needs with body language, such as shaking his head or nodding. He can crawl very well and walks with support—the agency has video available!

 

Anna Leigh

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Anna is full of fun. She is a social and outgoing little girl who is equally happy running and climbing up the slide with her friends or sitting quietly by herself working on a puzzle. Anna was born with Down Syndrome and has otherwise been healthy She seeks out people she knows offering a hug or blowing a kiss good-bye. During clean up time, Anna carefully picks up each individual block and put it in the appropriate bucket—always with a smile on her face. She even helps her friends tidy their spaces too! This year she has found a new love of having her hair done up. When told how pretty she is, she responds with a grin and gesture to her pigtails! Anna understands everything that is said to her and is starting to speak in simple words. There’s no limit to what this kiddo can achieve under the loving care of a family!

Anna greets each new day with joy. Are you ready for all the happiness she will bring?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through her current agency.

Nicki

guardianangelNickiGirl, born June 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: May 9, 2014

Nicki is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and post-operative cleft lip. Nicki has waited a very long time to find her forever family. Such a beautiful smile, she is said to be kind to people, is polite, attached to foster mother, sensitive and active thinking.  Presently she has normal intelligence development, good physical development, and average balance ability and can walk with hands holding onto support.

*** 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 ***

,

Loman

LomanBoy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Loman is an active and happy little boy. His caretakers describe him as being clever, talkative and optimistic. Loman loves to listen to music and when he hears it he begins to dance. He loves to be a helper and always wants to help. Loman and Kaisey are friends who adore each other’ Perhaps a brother and sister?

$1,944.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1894.50 from MACC donations!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Inga

146066781485749-7

Girl, born 2006
OD

 

Inga is a very delicate and shy girl. She has blond hair and blue eyes. She resides at the orphanage since February 2015. Before this she has stayed with her father. Her mother died in 2008.

Her father has lived with her mother’s sister (Inga’s aunt) after her mother’s death. They both abused alcohol and reportedly there were a lot of fights and alcoholic libations. For sure Inga saw many negative situations. Her father is suspected of abusing the girl. A court case is in process. He has prohibition of contact with Inga.

Sometimes she has visits of her grandmother (mother of her mother) and aunt. She likes their visits but understands her situation. At the present Inga operates well in the orphanage. She doesn’t create any behavior problems. She tries be very independent. She is open with children and adults. She is very sensitive girl. She hides her emotions. During the days she is smiling but sometimes she has a withdrawal period. She doesn’t want to speak about the past. She looks for contact with adults. She needs to be noticed and be cuddled. Sometimes she can be stubborn.

Inga is clever girl. She likes puzzles, drawing (and doing it really well!), playing with other children. Her IQ is average and she is good schoolgirl. She attends in dancing class. She works with a psychologist and pedagog.

Update 2016: Inga at the beginning of her stay in the orphanage was very withdraw, she hasn’t wanted to speak. She was afraid so much of new situation. During the adaptation process (3 months) she hasn’t been willing to cooperate with the educators, she has avoided contacts with other children. She has been very sad and lost. During this period Inga has been sick very often. Her appearance has aroused anxiety. She was very slim, her skin was pale, she looked tired. Inga has had very often fever, cough, rashes. Inga had aversion to eat. After many medical exams the diagnosis that she is chronically ill (HIV).

In opinion of people who take care of Inga in the orphanage she functions very good now. She is more open, she wasn’t sick almost at all. In this difficult period of the year autumn-winter Inga wasn’t sick even once. She didn’t have any rash. She much better copes with swallowing drugs. Inga is open, smiling, more communicative. Other children like her. She is very sensitive and sustainable. She good cooperate with the children, in school and in the orphanage. Sometimes she has the moments that is little withdraw. Inga needs little time to trust new person.

Since the beginning of the January the psychologist and the pedagogue in the orphanage have been talking with Inga about potential (domestic) adoption. She understands what is adoption and how this process works. Her reaction is positive. But she hasn’t been informed about possibility of international adoption at this moment. The psychologist and the pedagogue will work with her further and they think she will be positive about it as well.

*** 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 ***

Bree

guardianangelBree (1)Girl, born 2005
PRC
possible Cerebral palsy, bilateral club feet

Listed: November 20, 2015

Update as of Oct 2016:  Bree was smiling and happy. She was also very engaging and easily answered questions. Her nanny stated that she is a sweet girl and “the smartest kid at her SWI”. She enjoys drawing, hand craft, and writing. When it comes to food, she likes cabbage, but dislikes onions and squash.

Her special need was listed as bilateral clubfoot, but she is able to push herself in her wheelchair without help. When she is not in her wheelchair, she is able to walk on her knees to move around. She is able to care for most of her needs, including dressing, but she needs some help with bathing. Otherwise, she is able to speak fluently, read, add, subtract, multiply and divide.

*** 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 ***

Simson

simsonBoy, born 2014

Congenital brain malformation (callosum dysplasia)
congenital hydrocephaly

Listed: Sept 22, 2016

 

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tracy and Bart

tracy1

barttraceybart-2Boy, born 2003
Cleft lip

Girl, born 2002
Healthy

Listed: February 1, 2016

They must be adopted together!
Tracy is the best student in her class! She loves art, sewing, singing and dance.

Bart likes soccer and to play games.

*** We are 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 ***

Graceann

Graceann (2)

graceann-2015-2Girl, born December 2010
PRC
Post-op cerebral palsy

 

HOME!!!

Chance and Grace #

 

Family history: biological mother with moderate mental delay, neurotic  decompensation;

Chance: 2011

Special needs: 2nd degree of prematurity; Hyperkinetic disorder with disturbance of activity and attention. Mild mental delay. Delayed speech development

Chance has well-developed gross motor skills. His fine motor skills need to develop further; He very much likes listening to music and he demonstrates great interest in cars (not only car toys but real cars, too) Chance has been developing his active speech lately – he is using separate words and is forming simple sentences. Chance initiates contact and interacts well with his peers. He is not aggressive. Chance eats independently. He is also able to dress and undress independently. Chayce controls his physiological needs.

Grace: 2013

Special needs: 1st degree of prematurity; Epilepsy – grand mal; Hyperactivity syndrome; Convergent strabismus of the left eye;

the mother was HBsAg (+) during pregnancy and birth;

Grace’s gross and fine motor skills are well-developed. Her intellectual development is within the norms for her age. Grace is quite talkative and she uses many words, as well as simple and complex sentences in her speech. Grace presents as an extrovert and she tends to be a leader. Grace has formed her self-service skills. She is potty trained but she still wears diapers during the afternoon nap in the kindergarten, as well as during the night. She controls and announces her physiological needs but she sometimes wets her diaper at night.

 

Mindey

Mindy (1) EveGirl, born April 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Feb 2015

Mindey likes listening to music and she will grab both feet and shake them when she’s happy. She has a good appetite and is very cooperative during meal time. When her caretakers praise her and say “Mindey is so obedient” she giggles! Mindey has big eyes, a cute round face, and a smile so big she squints! Her development is delayed, which is typical for a child with down syndrome.

As of Nov. 2013, she could sit without help and stand and walk holding rails. She could transfer blocks from her left hand to her right hand and she could grasp toys near her. She could also feed herself biscuits. She can clap her hands. Mindey is shy and quiet. She likes watching children’s cartoon movies and is focused when watching TV. She likes being held and asks for hugs from familiar people and sweetly leans her head on her caretaker’s shoulder. She could pronounce simple sounds like Ahah and mama. She would smile sweetly, but seldom imitated her caretaker’s speech. She likes outdoor activities and snacks.

$16,285.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Justina

Girl, born 2002

spinal cord herniation of the lumbar spine; mild mental delay

An I600a must be filed by February 2018; otherwise she will age out and be unavailable for adoption.

It is hard to say if she wants to be adopted. Now she is close to age out and perhaps anybody could try to melt her fear. She is a very good girl with a good potential. She likes to dance in her wheel-chair, she participates in competitions. She is very active and a sports girl. She could participate in para-Olympic games.

I highly recommend her to a family living close to different activities to give her a chance to go in for sports.

 

*** 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 ***

Tate

Boy, born 2016
Down syndrome & atrial septal defect

Hk-4

Tate is a lovely and cheerful boy waiting for his adoptive family. Other than Down Syndrome and an atrial septal defect, Tate is a healthy little boy. He loves to hold toys and makes sounds to react to people. He is also able to roll over on his own and lift his head by himself. He asks others’ attention by making “Ba Ba” sounds, and asks to be held by reaching out his both hands. Tate smiles and laughs a lot. He was the unwanted and unplanned third child of his parents who couldn’t accept his disability. A family that will love him and care for him is exactly what he needs.

$3,995.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Percy #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis:  Down syndrome

Percy is sitting alone and tries to crawl.   Takes toys alone and plays with them.  He puts cube /small ball/ into box.  He recognizes his caregiver and is clam around children and known adults. He is uneasy, when he is outside around unknown people.

 

 

Deric L24

boysillouettenophotoBoy, 5 years old
HIV, Thrombocytopenia (a blood clotting disorder)

Listed: February 24, 2016

This adorable sweet boy is doing well with his medication regime. He has weekly blood tests for the Thrombocytopenia. He takes meds twice a day for HIV. His levels are now normal and the virus is apparently undetectable. He has those blood tests every 2 wks. He likes swimming (he can swim underwater), building with blocks, and playing with cars. This child is naïve, very trusting, and has no fear of strangers. He is good with other kids, but timid & afraid of rough/big kids. There are no limitations on his activity due to his health. He can run, jump, and swim. He uses knee pads & a helmet when riding a bike in order to prevent injury. He is a gentle boy who use to cry often but he has gotten much better and more confident. He had some significant issues with decay in his front teeth; he saw the dentist in fall 2015 and had his teeth fixed.   Now that his teeth are no longer a source of constant infection, his platelet levels have dropped within normal range!

He lives with a foster mother who works very hard to prepare her foster children for adoption.

$1,359.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brenden

brendenBrendenBoy, born July 2012
H-C
Hydrocephalus, spina bifida

Brenden is an absolute sweetheart. He has hydrocephalus and spina bifida and has had surgery for both. Brenden has limited movement in his lower body, but has already made some progress and can move his legs a little bit on his own. He is working on sitting up and is almost there. A visiting therapist thinks that, with braces and a walker, Brenden will be able to walk in the future. Brenden loves to play and chat and is starting to say several words. He is definitely a precious little guy!

Update Jan 2015:

Brenden is an absolute sweetheart. He has hydrocephalus and spina bifida and has had surgery for both. He also has sickle cell anemia. Brenden has limited movement in his lower body, but has already made some progress and can move his legs a little bit on his own. Brenden can sit up independently. A visiting therapist thinks that with braces and a walker, Brenden may be able to walk in the future. Brenden loves to play and is talking more every day. He also loves to sing and will often choose his favorites to sing with his foster family. He is definitely a precious little guy! 

 

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Miley

mileymiley-2016Girl, born 2012
Osteogenesis Imperfecta

updated pictures 8/17!
From a family that spent time with her:
She is just back from the hospital. She is quiet, well mannered, loving and affectionate girl that needs someone to love her. Her parents gave her up…. the other couple that was going to adopt her suddenly backed out… and she is one heart broken little girl. She waits for someone to come along and save her from “the system” that will fail her at 16 years old. By then, her options will be close to zero.

She just cracked both femurs when she was outside running and playing with the other kids. She is a huge favorite in this orphanage and with the doctor and they call her the crystal girl because she is so fragile. She is so sweet and kind, very loving and affectionate and wants a family really bad. She is well mannered and a girly girl that loves jewelry and girly stuff.

She is so, so beautiful!!

$85.37 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Carice L30

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on January 2016

meningomyelocele of lumbosacral region, hydrocephalus, ventriculoperitoneal shunt;
lower limbs flaccid paraparesis, congenital feet inversion-extension deformation, neurogenic bladder, which causes chronic urinary tract infections;

Listed: Jan 6, 2017

Carice has bluish-grey eyes and brown hair.  She is very positive, often smiles, and always is glad when an adult talks or plays with her. She is calm, emotionally stable, cries only when there is a reason.  She is able to get up on all fours, crawls on floor, during the crawling supports more on one forearm. Grasps toys, rattles them, moves toys from one hand into another during the playing. Reacts on her name, smiles, babbles, likes to imitate sounds, likes musical sounds. Reacts on her reflection in mirror – smiles. The girl enjoys to be around other children. She drinks from a cup with adult support, eats from a spoon. It is predicted that the girl will be clever, but she will not be able to walk and will need a wheelchair (she does not feel her lower part). It is not clear yet if the girl will be able to control bowel movements, probably it will be known around 3-4 years of age. Hydrocephalus is compensated, the liquid drained in time.

$27.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Sealey

Guardian Angelsealey-2017BOY, Born October 26, 2004

Listed: August 4, 2010

New pic Jan 2017.

Sealey needs a family….he has severe CP, and is diagnosed with congenital brain malformation; anencephalea (no cerebral cortex).

He is not able to walk and needs full care.  It will be so wonderful to see him blossom in a loving family.  He is facing the institution very soon. MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

Sealey has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

Brad

40225185351 Brad (1)40225185351 Brad (4)Boy, born October 2001
Hydrocephalus, mental delay

Listed: February 25, 2014

From a family who met him in January 2014:  We saw Brad quite a few times while we visited our daughter. Brad is very short for his age, and his head is definitely big proportional to his body. We observed him dancing in a recital two different times. He seemed coordinated. He is curious and intelligent. Brad always had a twinkle in his eye! I would love to talk about Brad to seriously interested parents.

*** 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***

Adele

adele-updateadeleGirl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect

Adele is a sweet little girl who was estimated to be born in January of 2015. She was abandoned when she was about 9 days old and was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a heart defect (PFO). Although her caregivers describe her as introverted and fond of quiet time, she is affectionate and loves to be cuddled! She can hold up her head while lying on her stomach and roll over, though she cannot yet sit upright or crawl. She can easily follow the directions of sounds and voices, and will quietly listen to music when she hears it.

adele-update2Agency staff were able to meet her in May of 2015 and described her as a happy baby who interacted well with her caregiver. Her caregiver reported that she sleeps well at night and has a good appetite. We have updated videos and a photo of her from our trip for interested families!

The current agency also has a grant available (up to $2500) for families who qualify to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$504.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Chiara

Girl, born 2012

HIV, Crossed Eyes

 

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Maxim

maxim-collage

guardianangel

Boy, born 2005

Arnold-Chiari

 

syndrome, compensated hydrocephalus, flail legs, chronic pyelonephritis, nanism
subclinical hypothyroidism, Mild mental delaysmaxim-2016

 

Listed: May 22, 2015

 

VERY friendly, outgoing and happy, smart and tolerant to others. He likes to play with other children. He wants to be adopted.

From a family who met him:  Wonderful cheerful smiling boy! So grateful for little gifts, and eager to rush back to his groupa to share the goodies. He can wheel himself around very well.

*** Maxim has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant ***

Roger

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
atrial septal defect
other disorder of nervous system

 

Listed: May 2017

Sweet baby boy!!

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

Tyler #4-5

tyler-2016Boy, born 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: June 24, 2012

NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016

Tyler has waited 14 years for the opportunity to have a family and he is now FINALLY registered for adoption. He needs a family that will look past his age and see all that this little boy can be under the guidance of a loving family.

Tyler has experienced many transitions in his young life. He was placed in an orphanage after birth, sent to a horrific mental institution at age 4, removed from those conditions and placed in a different orphanage at age 6 and then finally moved into a group home family style orphanage at age 7, where he still lives today. In the group home, he is learning daily living skills, basic academics and self-help skills. He eats from a spoon and is learning to feed himself proficiently. He loves water and enjoys playing in the bath tub. He likes to watch TV and to sit on the back patio and watch the dogs walking down the street and the cars passing by. He will call out to the dogs when he sees them. He also enjoys going for walks in the community. He enjoys playing with musical books and toys. He follows verbal directions and says a few one and two syllable words. He knows the difference between familiar people and strangers and enjoys receiving individualized attention from adults. A teacher comes to the group home to work with him and other children on educational goals.

UPDATE 2014:
This  joyful 11-y.o. boy is still waiting for his adoptive parents. He is a radiant and sociable child who loves interacting with adults. He also has preferred adults which is a significant indicator that the child is capable of forming a relationship of attachment.

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

Maggie Mae

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Dwarfism, cerebral palsy

Listed: April 2017

This sweet girl needs a family!  Her report says she’s introverted and doesn’t yet speak.  She’s said to show little expression on her face — poor girl needs some loving attention to thrive and reach her full potential.

$310.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Tesia

Tesia updated picture 2Girl, born Feb 2011Tesaiupdate2
PRC
Down syndrome, Cleft Palate, bilateral ear deformity, growth delays, developmental delay

Listed: Dec 21, 2013

Tesia has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, but a prospective family needs to be open to the possibility of a different medical diagnosis as Tesia exhibits many characteristics of children who have been diagnosed with Treacher Collins, although TC is not mentioned specifically in her record. Tesia was found abandoned at around 10 days old. She is a timid, shy and quiet little girl who likes to play with toys especially balls, sand and slides. Tesia is able to walk and is reported to be toilet trained. She can search for the source of a sound and can make sounds on her own, but did not use words as of the report date. Tesia likes to be cuddled and spoken to. She is waiting for a family of her own who can snuggle with her as they tell her “I love you!”Tesia updated photo

From an April 2015 UPDATE: Tesia can walk, run and go up and down the stairs. She can dress herself and goes to the bathroom on her own. She goes to the special education class in the SWI. She likes to go to school and gets along well with other classmates. As of today, Tesia is very active with quick responses and more speech. However, she speaks in a low voice. She has a strong ability to imitate and follows the teachers to do exercises. After class, she will play on the swings with her favorite friend. She will cry when she is blamed for wrong doings. When she sees the other kids cry, she will comfort them by patting them on the back. Tesia loves to play in the ball pits and on the trampoline. She likes someone to play with her and talk to her.

$3,065.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Alfred

Boy, born 2016

Down Syndrome; has seizures occasionally

 

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

Eugene #

Boy:  2015

Diagnosis: Low birth weight (2250gr.)– internal and external hydrocephalus. Condition after surgery of spina bifida aperta. Poor paraplegia of lower limbs. Left ankle deformation.
Eugene is a  very sunny, radiant and positive boy. Currently he lives in a Home for medical and social care. He has made  improvements in his development. He is learning to go from one place to another independently.  Now Eugene uses his wheel chair and also crawl. He is  trying to learn myself to eat independently and to drink from cup. Eugene is  also trying to talk and can repeat words after an adult. He likes the company of other children and he  eats and sleeps very well.
b/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

Lily

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

 

FEBRUARY 2017 UPDATE:

She can crawl and sit without assistance and can walk and run with a walker, but could not stand on her own yet. There were no changes with her health and she had gotten stronger and gained some weight. Her development is still delayed compared to peers but her intelligence is normal and she understands everything said to her.

Lily’s hospital tests showed she had pulmonary hypoplasia with signs of asthma which she was taking medication for. She was gradually getting stronger and not having issues being short of breath anymore.

The agency has additional photos and video, and a grant up to $2,500 available for qualifying families.

$459.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sawyer #4-5

Sawyer 4-5 (1)

Age: 6Sawyer 4-5 (2)
Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis with knee joint contractures, bilateral club foot, Hypotrophy.

Sawyer is able to move around the room by scooting on his bottom. He can talk in sentences, but his articulation is not always clear. He plays with toys, responds when spoken to, follows simple directions, and assists with self-help tasks such as dressing/undressing.
Photo and videos from March 2016 are available through the agency.

 

Thomas #1-43

Thomas

Thomas 2Age: 6
Diagnosis: Spina bifida apeta, prolapse, lower left paraplegia, inner hydrocephalus, bilateral luxation, chronic osteomyelitis, delay in the neuro-psychical development.

Listed: April 2016

Thomas moves around by sliding with the help of his arms. He can not stand upright. He receives constant physical therapy. He can string element to a stationary axis. He can do simple puzzled with shapes. He can build thinks with Lego, can place cubes on top of each other or collects them in a box. He is emotionally stable, smiling and happy. He is acquiring cognitive skills. He recognized the circular and square forms, can draw a circle on a piece of paper. The child is getting acquainted with the general characteristics of the objects – their color, shape and size. His attention is getting more and more stable. She is beginning to show interest in the given tasks and asking for another when he has finished the previous. His thinking is slow. His attention is developing through play. He seeks attention from adults and shows excitement by waving his hands. In the group he is calm and tries to interact with the children. He gets annoyed by loud noises and is scared of scissors. His speech lags behind, but uses a lot of words. He can carry out simple instructions. He feeds himself, but is slow and sometimes needs help. He is picky about the food. He can drink out of a cup, but refuses to hold it and waits for the adult to hold it. When getting dressed he assists the adult. He doesn’t control his physiological needs.

Photos and videos from March 2016 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.

Finley and Fern

Boy, born September 2013
spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy; congenital pes planus; hearing loss, unspecified; optic atrophy; strabismus; other specified congenital malformation of the heart

Finley will be transferred end of August 2017!!
From a family that met them July 2017:
Finley is precious and has the most adorable dimples! He walks very well and we are told has recently made incredible progress! The nannies love him and say is very friendly and helpful, and especially enjoys helping to set the table. He is soft spoken, but communicates well. We adored him!
Fern is doing so well! We were told he has improved dramatically with a change in medication. His smile just lights up the room!
Updated pics, video and info 7/17!!

Fern:  Boy, born 2016
other specified congenital malformations, atrial septal defect, patent ductus arteriosis, laryngeal hypoplasia
congenital hydrophenosis, congenital vertical talus deformity, esotropia, vitamin deficiency, cytomegaloviral disease

This region often waives the 10-day-wait.

$365.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Corin

Boy, born 2016

sweet boy needs love!

Spina Bifida

Listed: May 2017

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

Quinn Leigh

Quinn Leigh (1)Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2016

Quinn Leigh has been described by caregivers as clever, introverted, cute and energetic. Quinn Leigh lives in an imitation family on the orphanage grounds, which is like a foster family, so she is receiving more one-on-one attention than some other children.

Quinn Leigh can use her hands to hold small objects, such as sticks, books, spoons, etc. Quinn Leigh can pass toys between both of her hands and can use hands to support herself. When Quinn Leigh is sitting up the child has good balance and can change her position freely. Quinn can crawl, she can stand up by herself and is learning to walk. Quinn Leigh likes to walk around using small chairs and stools to help her balance.Quinn Leigh (2)

Like many children with Down syndrome, Quinn Leigh’s language abilities are delayed compared to other children her age without Down syndrome. However, she can say words like “ma ma,” “ba ba,” and she imitates what adults and children around her are saying.

Quinn Leigh enjoys listening to music, looking at picture books and dancing. She can color on paper and play with puzzles. She is clearly a very curious little girl and always seems to want to figure out how things work. We hope we are able to find her Forever Family soon!

Video 1 – Quinn playing ball

Video 2 – Quinn playing

Video 3 – Quinn playing (2)

The current agency has a grant available.

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

Jaz

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect, Hexadactylia (two thumbs on each hand)

Pictures & video from 2017 available.

Adorable soon to be three-year-old Jaz loves to watch herself in the mirror. She enjoys clapping her hands, making sounds, and making the other kids very happy! Jaz loves her foster mother and early childhood teacher. She gets along well with the other children in the orphanage, as well as the caretakers there.

Jax’s ASD closed on its own and she has received surgery in July of 2016 to repair her CECD (complete endocardial cushion defect type A). Jaz was originally listed as having some pulmonary hypertension due to her heart needs. In September of 2016, she had a heart echo which showed mild mitral regurgitation and decrease of left ventricular diastolic function. Jaz was crawling at 15 months of age, sitting up at 16 months, standing with support at 22 months, and walking with support at 24 months. Jaz started making sounds by 15 months and saying mama by 17 months. At 18 months she was reacting to her name being called and at 20 months she could follow simple instructions. Jaz is absolutely precious and we hope she finds a family as special as her!

Her current agency has a $5000 grant available.

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

Harley

harleyGirl, born Feb 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 16, 2016

Harley’s paperwork states that she is 3 years old, but the doctors think she may be younger than that. Regardless of her age, Harley is a little sweetie who is squishy and huggable. Her caregiver says she likes to be held and loves snacks and bananas.

She is a smiley easy going little thing who giggles often. She is afraid of loud noises. She is saying a few words such as “mama”, she also babbles and imitates noises.

Harley has Down syndrome. She sits and rolls over by herself. When the agency team met her in April she was just starting to transition from her belly to a sitting position.

Harley’s caregiver feels she is advanced and is learning things quickly. Little Harley sat and played with toys for quite a while when we were with her. She was content by herself, but my, how her little eyes lit up when we would sit down to play with her or engage her in any way!

Additional information and photos can be found in blog post 1 and blog post 2.

$117.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Stella

Girl, born May 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, minor heart defect

Charming Stella is a sweet, content baby who interested in the world around her. If she sees something she wants she eagerly goes to grab it. Stella has lower muscle tone so crawling is easier for her than getting in to sitting position. When a caregiver calls her name she will crawl right up and offer a big smile. Stella is making sounds, but not saying any clear words yet. Under the loving care of a family, Stella will surely blossom!

Are you ready for Stella’s smiles to be for you?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through her current agency. The agency has additional photos and videos, as well.

Jerome

Boy, born 2016

esophageal obstruction
GERD
bronchopneumonia
ventricular septal defect
unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition
benign intercranial hypertension

$7.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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 ***

Griffin

griffin-2016Boy, born 2011Griffin (1)
CP, mental delay, probable FAS

Griffin can walk with help, understands simple instructions, can say separate words.

Updated pics 10/16, from a family that met him:   He walks, he talks, he answered questions appropriately, he is Great! He loved my husband. We told him we would try to find him a family and he was SO shocked!  We need him out before he gets transferred in a couple of months!!  Griffin is very high functioning and has a personality of gold!

Update 7/16 – He really needs out asap! He has very little time left before he is moved to the institution! He is making good progress! He can walk by himself and he talks pretty well too! Don’t let him face institution!

$108.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mikah

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Mikah is a healthy little boy with Down syndrome. He came into care when he was about nine days old and joined a foster family in November 2015. He gets along well with his foster family and has learned to say “baba” and “mama”. Mikah can walk on his own, understand simple instructions, and make his needs known using gestures. He is an active and cheerful little guy who likes cars and playing outside.

There is a $3000 grant available toward the cost of Mikah’s adoption through his current agency.

Emmaline

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect) and malnutrition

Emmaline came into care when she was about two months old and has been living in the orphanage since that time. She was recently moved to a special unit in the orphanage where she can receive better care. Emmaline can sit on her own and crawl on her belly (see her video!). Occasionally she will also crawl on her hands and knees. She has good fine motor skills and can feed herself with a spoon and turn the pages of a book. She understands instructions like “give me the toy”, “hug me”, “wave goodbye”, and “clap hands”. She doesn’t say words yet, but is making sounds. Emmaline is a sweet little girl who raises her arms to be picked up when she sees her caregiver coming. She gets along well with her peers. If her toys are taken away she will cry until her caregivers come to hold her.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!

Roman

41122171341 RomanBoy, born 2013
Hydrocephalus, had surgery at 3 months to install shunt.

Listed November 22, 2014

Roman was born prematurely. He is a twin — the healthy twin went home with the parents.

Roman makes very good eye contact, is trying to talk, likes to play with toys.

$1,940.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lilya

Girl, born 2016

Down Syndrome

Listed:  March 28, 2017

Can’t wait to see her smiling!

$81.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ruth #1-55

ruth2_nov2016

ruth_nov2016Girl, Age: 1
Diagnosis: Chronic Monocytic Leukemia – Juvenile Myeloid-Monocytic Leukemia- in remission

Ruth is currently being raised in an orphanage. She was diagnosed with leukemia at 7 months old. According to the orphanage director, she is currently in remission and only requires a daily oral medication. The director indicated that her prognosis is very good. Her last hospitalization was when she was 11 months old. Since then, her blood results are being monitored by doctors in the pediatric clinic for genetic diseases. Since August the leukocytes count is progressively reduced and there are no diseases found in the differential blood count. Ruth also tested positive for congenital syphilis in the neonatal period. She received treatment and follow-up testing was negative. Developmentally, Ruth is sitting unassisted, taking a few independent steps, and walks well holding on to one hand of an adult. She says a few words and repeats syllables such as ba-ba and da-da. She plays with a few select toys and engages in meaningful play with her preferred toys. She eats from a spoon and is cooperative when adults engage her in a task.

Photos and videos from November 2016, along with a medical report, are available.

*PROGRAM FEES ARE REDUCED FOR THIS ADOPTION*

$198.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Waniya

guardianangel
waniya-2016-2Girl, born October 2007

Cerebral palsy; Mixed specific developmental disorders; Coloboma of optic discwaniya-2016

Listed: June 3, 2012

NEW PICS!  December 2016

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/Mxt_cASQ9fw

UPDATE December 2016:  Update for Waniya the sunshine girl! She does have eyes, she just smiles so big they disappear 😉  Waniya is very sociable girl. She likes to play with other children. Likes finger exercises, fairy tales, and musical therapy. She pronounces simple phrases, answers questions. She has a favorite doll, she calls her Katya. The doll has blonde hair like Waniya. She takes the doll to bed with her. She is learning to count from 1 to 5. Her appetite is good.  Waniya needs a family!!!

This sweet girl cannot reach her full potential where she is now! She has been transferred since this video was made.  The staff at the baby orphanage cry when the kids are transferred because they know where they are going… Waniya has managed to avoid the laying down room but that doesn’t mean she is protected from neglect and abuse.  Will you share her today? She is pure sunshine!  Waniya (pronounced Wa-NEE-ya) — a Lakota (Sioux) name that means “breath of life.”  Waniya is a gem; she needs a family to reach her true potential.

$1,104.94 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jenna #

JennaGirl, 2.5 years old

Listed: Oct 2016

Jenna is 2 and a half years old, and has been living in an orphanage since she was 6 weeks old. Jenna loves to be hugged, enjoys musical toys, and laughs when she is teased by adults. She plays well with other children and appears to enjoy being around them. Jenna appears to connect well with others emotionally.

Jenna is blind due to a complete retinal detachment in one eye and a partial detachment in the other. She is also developmentally delayed. She does not walk on her own, but can walk when led by an adult for a few steps. Jenna is not speaking and does not respond to verbal instructions from other adults. She is unable to feed herself, but is in the process of potty training. The reports describe Jenna as having “underdeveloped thinking operations.”

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.

Nita #

Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: neonatal hepatitis and congenital hypothyroidism; congenital malformities stigmas in the background.

 

Nita lives in Eastern Europe and is age 1. She was born premature. She was diagnosed with congenital impaired infant with hypothyroidism, neonatal hepatitis with pancytopenia. She stands up alone and can take steps with support. Nita is deeply lagging in mental development. She initiates with adults and enjoys attention. She doesn’t talk but uses sounds as her communication. Nita enjoys interacting with her peers and adults, and likes to explore faces. This is her way of her interacting. There is little interaction with toys. She is spoon fed and isn’t a picky eater. She is difficult with dressing and undressing but sleeps well and does so independently. Nita is a sweet and adorable little girl, deserving of a new and loving forever family!

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.

Micah

Micah1Boy, born March 2013
T-G
Down syndrome, repaired cleft lip & palate, PFO

Listed: April 21, 2016

Micah is an adorable little 3 year old boy that is waiting for his forever family. Micah was seen by the agency team in September and they all fell in love with him! He has such a sweet smile and a wonderfully affectionate relationship with one of his caregivers – his face just lit up when she walked in the room! Micah is a generally happy little guy who gets along well with his peers. His caregivers told us that he is easy-going but definitely has a little bit of a serious and determined personality.

Micah’s favorite toys are stacking rings and a piggy bank that he likes to put plastic coins into. He also loves to dance! His caregivers stated that he understands many words and simple instructions, and he can speak several simple words. He walks well and loves to ride on a little push toy car. He can hold crayons and scribble on paper. Micah has Down syndrome. He also has a repaired cleft lip and palate, and PFO which is expected to repair itself as he grows older. The agency has additional information for interested families.

Additional information and photos have been shared online blog post 1 and blog post 2.

A $4000 grant is available to families adopting a child with Down syndrome through the current adoption agency. This grant is available through February 2017.

$1,027.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Fynn

fynnfynn-2017Boy, born 2015

Down syndrome

New pic January 2017! 

Listed: Nov 2, 2016

 

 

$1818.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption.

Valentine

Boy, born 2007

Listed: Feb 2014

From the family hosting Valentine in summer 2017:
Valentine is polite and affectionate, in an appropriate way. He is easy-going and gets along with everyone. He is gentle with our younger children (ages 5 years and almost a year old). He is athletic and likes to be active; he particularly enjoys soccer and jumping on our trampoline. He is observant and is a quick learner. He also has a silly streak and likes to make us laugh.

 

Valentine has received a $2400 Older Child Grant.

 

Gabriella

Gabriella (1)

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

Listed: Jan 26, 2016

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.

$751.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Susanna

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

This little angel turned THREE today! Susan is said to be very close to her foster parents and her early education teacher. Her best friend goes by ‘Jace’ . She gets along very well with the other children and her caretakers. Susanna is a very happy child who likes playing with the toy horse and any big ball. She is often seen trying to talk to people by her. Susanna can walk well and when she hears music, she will dance to the beat and laugh out loud! Susanna was holding up her head at 5 months, crawling at 9 months, sitting at 10 months, walking with support at 16 months, and walking by herself at 20 months. At 18 months of age, she was babbling. By two, she was saying ‘mama.’ Susanna is currently able to say simple words, such as ‘mama,’ ‘baba,’ and ‘take.’ At 8 months of age, she reacted when hearing her name and at 13 months, she was understanding simple directions from adults. Susanna was born with Down syndrome. She’s a very happy and friendly little girl who is determined to not let anything stop her. It is our hope that this is her last birthday without a forever family.

The agency which currently has Susanna’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.