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!


Girl, born 2013

Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Congenital vertical talus deformity
Chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis
mixed developmental disorder

Listed: June 2017

$112.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Faith Ann

Girl, born 2012
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease, Esotropia

Listed May 4, 2016


UPDATE available from January 2018!    She is happy, active, outgoing, and likes interacting with others. She is well behaved and obedient. She’s potty trained. She can walk, run, jump, and go up and down stairs. Her fine motor skills are fine. She can scribble and pick up tiny things.

Faith was born in March 2012 and was found abandoned shortly after. She has been diagnosed with Esotropia (misalignment) of both eyes, Down syndrome and Congenital Heart Disease (PDA). Doctors in her area have said that her heart issue may self-heal and surgery wasn’t recommended.

Faith’s adoption file was completed in November 2015 when she was 3.5 years old. At that time she was participating in a program and was close to her teacher. She was said to be a popular child who was curious, lovely and friendly. Staff say she often holds hands with friends and foster siblings on the way to and from school. If she sees a child with a runny nose she will get a tissue and help them wipe it. Caretakers say she’s, “so cute and sensible.”

Faith is described as an active and energetic child who enjoys playing with peers and listens well to her caretakers. She can wash her hands independently, undress herself and go up and down stairs. She is fond of listening to music and has a ready smile.

A US Cardiologist has said that her medical situation would likely be quite manageable but whether or not she would need an operation to fix the PDA would depend on her symptoms and a repeat echocardiogram.

Faith Ann has an additional $5000 grant with her current agency!

$25,115.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Girl, born 2014
Down syndrome

Outgoing Lydiah is ready to play!

Lydiah is a happy and social little girl. She is happiest when she is playing blocks with one of the nannies or a little friend. Lydiah was born with Down syndrome and although her development is delayed, she is a determined little girl. She is walking and working on learning some skills like dressing. Lydiah loves music and is thrilled to have opportunities to clap and dance with the music. Her speech is delayed but she understands and follows many directions.

Are you ready to dance with Lydiah?

Families qualify for a $15,000 subsidy with her current agency!

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, born 2015

Down syndrome

New pic January 2017! 

Listed: Nov 2, 2016


$2,261.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, born 2012
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (ASD, VSD, and PFO) for which he has had surgery, and anal atresia, for which he has had at least one surgery.

Listed: Dec 2017

Titus is an adorable little boy who was born in January of 2012. He has lived with a loving foster family, sponsored by Love Without Boundaries, since he was a baby. Titus loves fun activities like riding bikes, swimming, and exploring nature’s treasures. He is especially good at playing ball and has quite the arm! Titus is said to be a cuddle bug and loves snuggling on his foster mother’s lap for story time or curling up near his foster brother, Timothy. He is also very fond of his foster family’s dog! Titus’ foster family says that he delights in pleasing others and is an awesome little helper around the house. He can often be found “serving” dinner to his foster siblings in the evenings. One day he cleaned up everyone’s shoes without being told. Titus is growing in independence and can even make his own jam sandwich for breakfast. His foster family says that he is quick to share toys and treats with his friends and gets along well with everyone. He loves playing with the other children, but is also very good at entertaining himself. Like all little boys, he has developed a fondness for electronics, including this keyboard. Titus is developing a very good receptive vocabulary and often surprises everyone with how much he understands. He continues to work on building his expressive vocabulary and was said to be learning to say new words each week.

Someone who met him said: “Titus is a spunky boy who knows what he wants. The first day, he led me around the playground to different pieces of equipment and wanted me to use them. When he was ready for me to be done, he let me know and took me to another piece. I heard an emphatic “no” when what I wanted to do was not what he wanted me to do. It was a joy to watch him interact, talk, use sign language, and play with his foster brothers and sister. Not only did they color and play with moon sand together, they had some pretend play with a toy cellphone. One would “take pictures” and then show the others. Titus’s sensitive side came out on the day of the birthday party. There was a butterfly that had died in the courtyard and he found it. The lady who was with him called to me to come tell him that the butterfly was dead and it couldn’t fly anymore. I signed “dead” and “no fly” to him and was on the receiving end of the most pitiful look. He then turned all boy and stomped on it. He was all smiles later in the afternoon when I surprised him around the curve of the slide as he was going down.”

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Titus’ adoption with his current agency.

$9.00 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!

Samantha (L)

Girl, born 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

Listed: September 2017


Samantha is an adorable two year old girl born with Down syndrome. The redness in her cheeks is caused by allergies.  She smiles and has started walking on her own. She copies everything others do and smiles constantly.


$15,067.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, born summer 2016
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

This one year old boy was found at birth at the gate of his current care center. He loves playing with toys that make sounds, and he smiles often. He is described as quite sociable. Upon coming into care, he was found to have Down’s syndrome, atrial septal defect, anemia, and cytomegalovirus. He is said to have no health problems at this time. An adoptive family should have familiarity with Down syndrome.




Girl, born 2013jackie2-chac-e1460663796192
Anal atresia, congenital heart defect

Listed: Sept 15, 2015

Jackie will be turning two years old shortly. She was abandoned at a hospital when she was one day old. She was born with a hand deformity, anal atresia and a heart defect. Jackie received surgery for her anal atresia, but she doesn’t have bladder or bowel control yet and wears diapers. Jackie had surgery to correct her ventricular septal defect when she was one year old and has reportedly fully recovered, takes no heart medication and has no restrictions on her activities. Jackie also has deformities on her left hand. She is an active little girl who can crawl and say a few words. Her mental development is delayed in comparison to her peers. Jackie has a ready smile, likes to play with her toys and loves hugs. Could she be your daughter?

From an August 2016 update-Jackie’s mental development is normal on target. She is walking independently. Jackie is not potty trained yet. She’s wearing diaper. She pees and poops regularly.  She had surgery done for anal atresia, and it’s successful. Jackie has no need to follow up on her heart surgery as it was successful. No medication or further surgery needed. Her communication is normal. She can make simple communication with adults.  Jackie is gentle and quiet.

$491.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Girl, born 2003

Developmental delays
Mental delays
Cerebral palsy

*** 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 ***


Girl, born 2014
Down’s syndrome; postoperative congenital heart disease(CHD) and postoperative umbilical hernia

Listed: November 2017

Audree’s caregivers say that she is a very cute girl who likes smiling, and that she is also very smart! Audree’s primary nanny is retiring in December and she’d love nothing more to know that Audree has a forever family coming for her! She hopes she’ll find a wonderful family who will have their heart melted like chocolate by this angel’s smile the same way it does for her every single day!

Video Available!

December 2017 Update:
Audree is healthy. She is not potty trained yet, as none of the kids work on potty training in First Hugs. The staff has not tried. She is very laid back and easy going. Once she knows you, she is quick to smile. Otherwise, she is wary. She loves her nanny fiercely, but shares her with others. Her nanny will be retiring at the end of the year. Yes, she is very well behaved and obedient! She is sweet and easy going. She cannot walk yet independently. She can pick up a ball. She needs a family and therapy to work on her walking. As for fine motor skills, she has no opportunity to color, but she can pick toys up. She is not attending school. She is super attached to one special nanny who adores her right back. You can even see the relationship in pictures. She will need a family to work more on social skills. She interacts with the nannies, but is happy just to watch the other kids. She is not taking any medications. She cannot feed herself yet, but we have not tried to teach her. She doesn’t know any English and is not aware of the concept of adoption. She loves to be with her nanny, with other people who connect with her, and to play with balls.

The agency has several videos available! There’s a $5000 grant available for Audree’s adoption through her current agency.

$108.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, born late 2016
Down Syndrome, hypothyroidism

Listed: November 2017

Baby AJ will celebrate his first birthday in December. AJ is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and hypothyroidism. He responds to stimulation in his environment and has a good appetite. He prefers the bottle but will also eat meat and pasta.

$2,890.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, born 2013

Disorder of the Brain





Hank RK

HankBoy, born 2010
Sensitive special need

Listed: Aug 2015






Boy, born 2017

sweet boy!

Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

$1,401.48 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Regina collageGirl, born December 2004
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease

Listed: April 10, 2013

Regina was abandoned at the Children’s Welfare Institute in 2009, when she was approximately 5 years old.

After admission she adapted to the group life quickly. She likes being praised, can get alone well with caretaker and children, sometimes can care younger brothers and sisters and can manage her life.Regina (2)

In late 2010 she entered preschool class. We design and make some projects for her. We find she is interested with colorful paper, she takes the colorful paper to roll and unfold repeatedly. She learns to use scissor to cut paper. She likes painting, use colorful pens to draw circles on balloon. She can put the toy blocks of the same color together which makes her can recognize color and make her fingers more flexible. Regina has had a great change in the preschool class, from an autistic child she grows up into a polite and helpful child.

After training (blow the balloon, tongue exercise and read Pinyin), she can speak “wo, wawa, mama, yao, buyao, hao”, can write some numbers and simple characters. Her limb ability is improved, she can ride a bike, can swing, can sit on the seesaw, recently he loves riding children’s bike. Once upon a time, they are singing together, she feel the student near her does not sing well and tells to stop singing. At the same time she is helpful boy, she can do what she can, can help the teacher to clean the classroom and pick up the toys together; in the dormitory she can help to fold the clothes. In the picnic, she can pull child’s hand positively and can have a bag with food on her back. Through picnic and community activity, she broads her vision and improves her sociability.

She is confident, optimistic, polite, loving and sunshine child. She can perform actively when some guests visit the institute.   MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

There is a special $5,000 agency grant for Regina, from the adoption agency that currently holds her file.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***


Girl, born 2006
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 ***


Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome

Sweet boy!


Lillian and Aston


astonGirl, born 2015

Boy, born 2009
Spastic tetraparesis
He can walk by himself, can talk some, eats everything, strives at school

Listed: March 2017

They will be available fall 2017, and they must be adopted together.

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


Gabriel 2

Gabriel 1Boy, born December 2011
postoperative lumbosacral meningomyelocele; hydrocephalus; Chiari deformity; left down limb deformity with paralysis; nervous bladder

Listed: Dec 2013

Gabriel has delayed limb and intelligence development. At the age of 3 months, he could smile if being teased and could turn his head. At the age of 6 months, the center arranged his rehabilitation training. He could control his head,turn over, could not sit alone, had right lower limb deformity, club feet, and normal left lower limb. At the age of 9 months, he could grasp his toys, hold his bottle to drink, and smile at familiar people. At the age of 1 year, he could imitate adult’s action, hit the toy blocks, and giggle if happy. At the age of 1.5 years, he could sit alone after a period of rehabilitation training, crawl and stand with holding, but still could not walk. Now he can imitate speaking, understand simple directions, and can recognize some common objects. Gabriel is open, lovely, likes music and toys, and likes playing games with familiar people. He can smile if happy and can wave his hands and feet when he hears the music. He has built stable and close relationships with the care takers.

$697.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Domestic foster care


Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome
congenital malformation of the cardiac septa

Listed: October 2017


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


Girl, born 2012

HIV, Other disorder of the nervous system

Listed: June 2017

From a family that met her May 2017: She’s really adorable. She’s one of the children asking the nannies when her mama and papa are coming. She’s always smiling at us, waving and trying to show us what she was doing

She will be available fall 2017!

$157.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Girl, born 2009

mixed specific disorders of psychological development
sensory neural hearing loss (bilateral)

Listed: April 2017

Updated pic (on left) from May 2017

$1,047.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


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!

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



Johnas #

Age: 2016

Diagnosis: Premature, Cerebral Palsy, Craniosynostosis

Listed: Dec. 2017

Johnas lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe.  His diagnoses include:  Low weight at birth (prematurity 2nd degree); Infantile cerebral palsy (spastic quadric paresis); Mixed craniostenosis; Syndrome of the congenital anomalies affecting predominantly the facial area; Facial dysmorphism; Delay in the neuro-psychologial development.  His birth mother’s Wasserman test was positive however, Johnas is negative. 

Johnas started fixing his stare and reacting to sounds when he was 2 and a half months old. He started sitting independently when he was one year and two months old.  The support of his legs and the control of his head have improved. He can turn from his back to his belly. He can stand and sit independently by holding on to the bars of his crib. He can hold toys in his hands and tries to clap.

Johnas maintains eye contact and recognizes faces, sounds and the tone of speech.  He is not interested in activities/objects for a long period of time. His emotions are appropriate (cry, laugh, agitation).  He laughs out loud when teased and will imitate and pronounce combinations of sounds and syllables. Johnas interacts with the children and does not prefer one staff member over another. He likes music, toys, and watches the way they move, and he eats pureed food with a spoon.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

Zadock #

Age: 4
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Zadock was raised by his birth family the first 5 months of his life and then placed in an orphanage. After being placed in the orphanage, he underwent heart surgery to repair multiple intra ventricular defects. His heart has been checked annually since his surgery and is healthy at this time. He has no other physical health complications.

Zadock is making progress with his development. He is currently living in a group home setting and attending preschool. He can walk and run independently. He climbs up/down on furniture and can go up/down stairs with minimal assistance. He imitates gestures and actions, responds with excitement when he sees familiar adults, and enjoys interacting with both adults and peers. He follows basic instructions. He can say some simple words and imitates sounds. He can work wooden puzzles with minimal assistance, and can stack blocks after watching someone do it first. He will roll a ball back and forth with a peer or adult. He eats from a spoon and sleeps well at night.

Videos taken in October 2017 show him responding to simple instructions, and demonstrating pretend play skills by playing with a toy truck appropriately and pretending to cook and eat from a toy kitchen set. He is very social and interactive in the videos.

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

$18 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption.


Girl, born 2015
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Update from January 2018 available! Easy-going and kind-hearted. She is well behaved and obedient. Her gross motor and find motor skills are good.

Stellah is active and has a ready smile. Her favorite foods are noodles, steamed eggs, wonton, apples, and bread. She is a good sleeper, and she is fond of listening to music. One of her favorite activities is sitting in her caregiver’s lap and listening to stories. From her last update at 14 months old, Stellah can crawl, and she can stand while holding on to a table. When she is ready to sit down, she calls out “AH!” to get her caregivers’ attention to ask for help. When Stellah sees her coming, she giggles in delight.

Stellah, at 14 months, was able to self feed and babble using several different sounds. She can obey directions, and when her caregiver says, “Stellah, give me a hug,” she will stretch her hands to be held with a smile on her face.

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


Girl, born 2016
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2017

Every once in awhile you come across a file with the sweetest, heartfelt expressions written about a child. That’s what I found in the file of precious Lilly, who recently turned one. Lilly’s file said things like “She would smile sweetly, just like a little angel without wings,” “She is very cute and favorable,” and “When someone had fun with her, she will smile innocently. It showed that she is a girl with good personality.” It is clear this baby is not only sweet, but adored!

Lilly is a good eater and sleeper and she really likes taking baths. She loves to play in the water and kicking the water with her feet makes her squeal with excitement. Lilly was turning from side to side when her file was prepared and she is receiving physical therapy. The staff believes she is going to continue to surprise them. It is our hope that Lilly can come home to her family before her 2nd birthday!

$1,022.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Girl, born 2014
Down Syndrome

Listed: September 2017

What a cutie!!

She will be available in a couple of months (late 2017)!

$1,156.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, born 2016
Down syndrome

Until recently, David has been in the care of an amazing foster home. There, the ayis LOVED him so much. His special ayi was so proud of all she could teach him. He is such a happy guy. He LOVES being cuddled and held and rocked and sang to. He is such a special little guy!

$1,551.22 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!



Boy, born 2011

Congenital malformation of spine and bony thorax; Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of large intestine (operated, fixed, working properly); Mixed specific developmental disorders; other disorders of nervous system

Listed: November 2015

What a cutie pie!

From a family who met him 4/17:
His nannies love him, he’s so cute, he’s smart and has a wonderful personality.. he’s really a class clown, and has a great sense of humor. He has great memory and learns very fast.. he recited a poem for us, it was so long! I don’t know how he was able to remember it at such a young age

From a family who met him 11/16: He does have developmental delays. Very sweet , well behaved boy, walks, runs and moves Independently without problems. He is continent.

$73.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2017

Deklan came into care when he was about one month old. He is a healthy child with Down syndrome. Deklan is an energetic, outgoing little guy who can crawl very fast, pull himself up to standing and walk with one hand held. He can say “mama” and turns his head when his name is called. He doesn’t yet follow instructions very well, but his caregivers are working on this with him, and he will try to cooperate when you initiate face-to-face play. He seeks out interaction with others. He likes to imitate and play with toys. He is close to a particular caregiver and smiles readily. Agency staff met Deklan recently. Video available.

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

$247.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Neli #

 Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: congenital malformation syndrome, mainly related to abnormal height. Delayed physical, neurological and psychological development.

Neli resides in Eastern Europe and is approaching 2-years-old.  Neli was born with facial asymmetry, low-set ears, shorter left lower limb, muscle hypotonia and significant delay in neurological and psychological development.  Neli needs assistance when sitting up and cannot stand as she lacks leg support.  She does not speak syllables or “coo” and appears to have partial conductive hearing loss.  

Neli can build towers with blocks and manipulate small objects with help. She cannot write but can throw a small ball.  Neli will makes sounds when spoken to and follow simple commands however, it is difficult for her to pronounce many sounds.  She enjoys being with people but is content by herself.  Neli establishes eye contact, demonstrates her discontent, responds to smiles and sounds, and accepts comfort from a staff member.

Larry #2-4

Larry collageBoy, age 4
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Listed: July 25, 2016

Larry has Down syndrome and some of the typical delays that are common with his diagnosis. He is not yet walking independently, though his report indicates it is because he refuses to practice when he doesn’t want to! He plays with toys and enjoys the ones that play with music. When the staff attempts to work with him on fine motor skills, once he realizes it is ‘work”, he refuses to comply. He is not yet using words, but he IS communicating through non-verbal means. He needs a family that will bring him home and teach him appropriate communication skills and work with him on that all too common “Down syndrome stubborn streak” to help him continue to develop new skills.

Update: April 2017

Special needs: Down syndrome; 3rd-degree prematurity; a condition after 3rd-degree intraventricular hemorrhage; posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus (the orphanage doctor reported that at this point there are no evidence of hydrocephalus); anemia of prematurity; congenital cardiac malformation – atrial septal defect – foramen ovale type and persistent arterial duct; hypotrophic; muscle hypotonia; delayed physical and neuropsychological development; underdeveloped speech;  severe mental delay

Larry moves around independently and purposefully by crawling, walking while holding onto something for support and while held by one or both hands. He goes up and down the stairs while holding onto something for support. He grabs and hands objects.

Larry orientates about familiar actions, including feeding, times for rest, going for a walk, etc. He performs different actions in the different rooms – bedroom, playroom, in accordance with the setting, the furniture and the purpose of the room. Due to his underdeveloped speech, Larry expresses himself mostly in emotional and tactile manner. He eats independently, at the table, and he drinks from a cup. While involved in emotional and tactile communication with an adult, Larry expresses his joy by laughing aloud and demonstrating that the respective action is pleasant to him and he wants it to be repeated. He produces some basic and not very diverse syllables. He follows some simple instructions that are related with everyday actions. He responds to being called by name.

$301.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Girl, born April 2009Tallulah (1)
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2, 2013


Update May 2017:  Meet Tallulah! This active and spunky little girl came into care as a baby, and was diagnosed with Down syndrome, and a slight heart issue which has healed as she has grown. No surgery was necessary. Tallulah’s development has been good. She is a little one…her current height is 39″, and she weighs 35 pounds. She loves to play on the playground with her friends, and really loves to bounce. She is very flexible, and loves to climb.

Tallulah is engaging, social, funny, and a precious little girl! Her nannies say she is very bright, and able to learn new skills quickly. Tallulah has excellent receptive speech, and her expressive speech, though not always clear, is coming along. She attends school at the orphanage. She has been waiting for her family, and really hopes they hurry. I am sure she would also wish for lots of siblings and friends, and a big back yard with a swing set! Please make Tallulah’s wishes come true!

The agency has a video available.

Update 2015: She is potty trained and can take care of herself. She speaks two or three words phrases now. But she understands everything. She understands what others are talking about and she can follow instructions.

She is attending special education preschool in the orphanage. In the special education class, she learns life common sense and children songs, poems, counting, drawing, etc. Her motor skills are as good as healthy children. She is flexible, active and lovely. She likes to dance. She always dance with television when there is a dance show. Her body is very flexible. She can run and jump. She is extroverted, she’s happy most of time. She’s been living group life here in the orphanage always. She gets along well with other children and caretakers. Although her language is not so good, she understands others well.

She likes to build blocks and play with beautiful Barbie dolls. She also likes to dress up beautiful dress or outfits. There is another Down Syndrome child in the pictures (Bruno). They came to the orphanage about the same time and have grown up together. They are very close. They both are extroverted, active and cute!

$4,360.59 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017



Joey # (Alaric)

Boy, born October 2009

Joey has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome and is delayed in his psychomotor development.

Joey crawls and can pull himself up. He makes steps forward with the support of an adult. He babbles, listens to speech, and can respond to commands.

He reaches for and holds toys, preferring musical toys. He can hold a pencil and a spoon. He seeks interaction with adults and tolerates other children. He is generally calm and cheerful.

$3,866.77 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Rafferty 2016Boy, born Sept 2014
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2, 2016

Rafferty is such a sweet and lovable little one! He is 21 months old, and came to the orphanage when he was about 3 months old. Rafferty has Down syndrome, and was born with a PFO, which has not required treatment. Rafferty is very social, and has a girl at his orphanage wrapped around his little finger! He has the delays we typically see with kids who have Down syndrome. Rafferty needs a loving family, maybe some therapies to help him catch up a bit, and a chance for a bright and happy future. Rafferty is waiting!

$1,143.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


charlotte (2)evelyn2Girl, born August 2014
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!


Girl, born June 2014
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!


ShaneBoy, born October 2009
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 (1) Boy, born June 2009
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.

$4,297.42 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, born 2016
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!


Girl, born 2012
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!


Girl, born 2014
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!


naomiGIrl, born 2012
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!
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!


Boy, born 2013
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!


Girl, born 2015
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!


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!


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.



Boy, born 2017
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

What a cutie!!!


$1,730.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Girl, born 2015
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!


Girl, born 2013
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.

$1,944.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!


Boy, born 2015
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
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.


guardianangelNickiGirl, born June 2004
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 ***


LomanBoy, born March 2012
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?

$1,994.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!



Girl, born 2006

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.

Inga has received a $7,500 Older Child Grant.


guardianangelBree (1)Girl, born 2005
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.

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


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!


Graceann (2)

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



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.



Mindy (1) EveGirl, born April 2012
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!


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 ***


Boy, born 2016
Down syndrome & atrial septal defect


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!


brendenBrendenBoy, born July 2012
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!

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!



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.


adele-updateadeleGirl, born 2015
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!




Boy, born 2005



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 ***

Tyler #4-5

tyler-2016Boy, born 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: June 24, 2012


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! ***