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

Ruth #1-55

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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!

Bolden

BoldenBoy, born Oct 2013
H-C

Bolden is an absolute sweetheart. He has hydrocephalus and so cannot hold his head up independently yet, although he loves to try when you help support him. Other than his gross motor delays, he seems to be developmentally on target. He loves to babble, clap his hands, nod his head, move his arms and legs and roll over. When you support his upper body, he loves to stand up and dance. Bolden has a great smile and laugh and is a blessing to care for.

$6.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hewitt

Hewitt (1) Hewitt (2)Hewitt (3)Boy, born September 2010
PRC
Hydrocephalus, Dandy-Walker Syndrome, post-operative meningoencephalocele, post-operative peritoneal shunt of arachnoid cysts

Handsome Hewitt is a sweet little boy who needs a family willing to look past all the labels he’s been given and see him for the precious little boy he is and the wonderful son he will be. Hewitt can sort objects by color, follow directions, make great eye contact and conversation, and draw quite well. He is clearly a happy little guy with a sweet and gentle personality. Hewitt is from a very good orphanage and he is living with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage. Hewitt loves to play and sing!

Hewitt is diagnosed as having hydrocephalus and Dandy Walker syndrome and is postoperative for a meningoencephalocele and postoperative for a peritoneal shunt due to arachnoid cysts.

Hosted in February 2016 – His host mama says:
Tristan is a precious little boy with a lot of energy. He loves being with people and for the most part is gentle and kind to other children. He really desires to please and loves to help around the house. He enjoys playing outside and wants desperately to learn how to ride a bike. He likes to listen to music. He has fun trying English words and cracks up when google translate translates his Chinese into silly things. He is very responsive to love and attention and is an intuitive little boy.

Tristan has adjusted well. Initially he stuck pretty close to me but has bonded more with host dad in the last week. He’s also been having a lot of fun playing with our children. The three of them were dancing to music tonight. He and our daughter made up some hand motions to one of the songs. He also enjoys playing with the baby (age almost 2) and is very gentle with her. He really looks up to our older girls (ages 10 and 12) and loves when they read to him or spend time playing with him.

On Saturday he found a children’s worship cd and has been listening to it over and over. He has played it as he’s fallen asleep every night since then. Tonight we caught him on video singing along with pretty decent English.

We took him swimming with friends…he really enjoyed that. He went to church with us and wasn’t so sure about it the first week. This past week he did much better, although it’s still hard on him to be around so many different people who all want to say hello to him. He gets pretty silly and sticks very close to us.

He has participated in our homeschool…he loves to water color, cut paper, glue, and paint. We’ve also been able to “read” several books to him through google translate…we discovered you can take a picture of the words and it will translate! Very fun! He enjoys that a lot. We’ve gone to the park, played in our back yard (he loves it out there), ridden bikes together, and gone for family walks. Tristan does very well with a predictable schedule and does struggle when things are different than the norm. He really likes it when we are all together. He eats pretty much anything we give him, although he didn’t want to touch oatmeal the first time we served it. He did like it the second time. He especially LOVES eggs, apples, and carrots .

The first week and a half that Tristan was with us, he struggled any time we needed to say no to him…especially in the afternoons. He was having melt downs almost daily. We would simply hold him until he calmed down and was willing to listen. He did get pretty worked up several times and tried to bite, scratch, and throw his head back. As he has settled into our home, these met downs have occurred less and less. He didn’t have any melt downs over the weekend even though our schedule was different than the norm and things were busier. He has been much quicker to listen and to say sorry when we ask him to.

Tristan is a very sweet little boy. He’s very active and likes to be outside a lot. He’s gentle with other children for the most part and loves to be silly. He likes to be held and loves to snuggle. We’ve all fallen in love with him in the short time he’s been with us.

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

Kim

girl, born 2015

aortopulonary septal defect; disorder of brain; other atopic dermatitis; rickets

Listed: October 2016

 

Being adopted outside of RR

$149.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Galen

galen-2016-2Boy, Born April 10, 2005

Listed: November 21, 2010

NEW PIC!  June 2016

Galen is an orphanage favorite!  he has brown hair and brown eyes.  Galen was born with mild CP.  He is very physically active, able to walk on his own with no problems.  The caregivers love him and say he is very friendly, smart and helpful.  He does have strabismus.

Galen seems to be much like our Victor.  He very  much recognizes that he doesn’t have his own mama and papa, and wants a family of his own.

More photos available.  Married couples only.

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

Jessie

jessie1Girl, born 2010

crossed eyes

 

Adopted outside of Reece’s Rainbow

Billy

billyBoy, born 2012

Protein-energy malnutrition of moderate and mild degree
Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Mild mental delays
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Convergent concomitant strabismus

 

Taken home by birth family!

Mila

milaGirl, born 2014
Arthrogryposis

 

 

 

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

Kayden

kayden-2016kayden-2016-2Boy, born 2011

Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, meningoradikulomyelocele,
internal hydrocephalus, low paraparesis, pelvic organs dysfunction (surgery on March 4, 2011), FAS, functional cardiopathy, congenital talipes paralyticus, testicles diminished function, mental delay, specific speech disorders, nystagmus, optic nerve atrophy

From a family who knows him, November 2016:  “Kayden was transferred to the institution last month. He is so full of sunshine and does not belong here! He still drinks from a bottle, but our team is trying to teach him to eat from a spoon. He can sit up, but does not crawl or walk. Kayden loves people and easily engages when we talk to him. He makes great eye contact and has the best little giggle. He is ticklish too! We are hoping and praying for a family to come take him out while he still has light in his eyes.”

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

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Andre

I have a miracle makerAndre

Boy, born October 2014
CO-A
Down syndrome

 

Listed: Dec 23, 2015

 

 

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$1,901.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $861.30 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Gwen

I have a miracle makerGwen 10-29-15 (5) resizedGirl, born 2013
PRC
Congenital heart defect

Gwen is a two year old cutie! She was abandoned when she was only one month old and was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a common heart defect that comprises 4 separate abnormalities. Gwen had surgery at one month old that successfully repaired 3 of the 4 defects. According to a US cardiologist who reviewed her file, Gwen may need a balloon procedure or even open heart surgery to address the remaining defect (a narrowed artery) at some point in the future, although the orphanage believes her cardiac issues are resolved.

Gwen also has inverted eyelashes (epiblepharon) which is not uncommon in children of Asian descent. This means she has an extra horizontal fold of skin near her eyelid which causes the lashes to be directed towards her eye and can cause irritation of the cornea. Some children grow out of this condition while others may need minor surgery to rotate the eyelashes outward.

Gwen is now able to eat, walk and run independently. Her intellectual development is comparable to her peers. She’s a little shy and doesn’t say much in front of strangers. Gwen is described as a helper who loves being cuddled by caretakers. Could this sweet girl be your daughter?

$162.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $142.20 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

Calina

Calina 2 (1)Calina 2 (2)Calina 3Girl, born October 2006
PRC
Congenital Anophthalmus

Listed: January 29, 2016

From an update in June of 2014- Calina can walk on her own by listening to sounds.

She talks to herself often but does not talk to people. She does not communicate with others verbally but she likes to have physical contact with people, such as sitting in someone’s lap, or holding other’s hand. She sleeps at night and is awake during the day, although she sleeps for shorter hours. She is not currently receiving any training or education. Calina was found abandoned at a few days old and has lived in the orphanage her whole life. She is waiting for a family to help her expand her world with proper training and education for the blind and blossom into her full potential.

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

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Pearl

I have a miracle makerpearlpearl-2016Girl, born 2010

Re-listed: July 25, 2016

 

From a family who met her in November 2016:Pearl” is eager to learn everything! The nannies like her because she is very obedient and always helping the little ones.  She is good friends with our daughter, she is gorgeous!  Very happy and sweet.  Very nice girl!”

$168.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $163.80 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

Cody and Caren

CodycarenBoy, born 2007 and girl born 2013

Cody:  Mild mental delay, Atrial septal defect, Hypertrophy of tonsils

Listed: May 22, 2015

They must be adopted together. She is in a different orphanage because of her age, but in the same region, pretty close to each other. It will be the same court for both children.

He changed 3 orphanages already and this summer he will be transferred again because of his school age; he is scheduled to be transferred before school starts in September. Where is he going is NOT good! He needs OUT!! He is a very good and friendly boy and needs a family asap!

From a family who met Cody spring 2014:  we were able to spend a good amount of time with him. He was delightful! He loved holding our hands when we went for walks outside, and he loved playing ball with my husband. He seemed healthy, smart, well-behaved, and kind to the other kids. We often saw him acting kind of like a big brother, helping some of the others with things like zipping their jackets. I think he would do great in a family with other kids. We were sad to say goodbye to him, and he asked us when his mom and dad were coming.

$5,220.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lilya

LilyGirl, born July 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Lilya is a 6 year old girl who loves to laugh. She is shy and quiet when she is around new people. Lilya has Down Syndrome. She is in foster care and is close to her foster family.

Lilya speaks in simple sentences, she can understand two-step directions, take care of her own self-care needs, and ask when she needs something. She walks up and down steps and jumps off the floor with both feet.

Lilya is a darling little girl who needs a family. Could she be your daughter?

** Lilya currently has a $4000 grant available through her agency!**

$4.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Parker (L)

parkerParker needs medical rehabilitation and medical treatment for HIV syndrome.

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Parker is a very loving, gentle, attached, and curious two year old boy. He likes to participate in activities. He is interested in toys and evaluates them. He likes to play independently as well as with other children. He likes to play with toy cars and blocks. He likes to swing on a horse, look at books, listen to music and dance. He speaks in syllables, talks with intonations and signs and loudly expresses his wishes. He copies his own and others sounds and actions, has good coordination between his eyes and hands, and has good balance. Parker implements the teacher‘s instructions and is able to concentrate his attention for a long time.

 

Jaco

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

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

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

Matt

Mattmatt-2016-1Boy, born 2011

Listed: March 11, 2016

FAS.  Other specified disorders of central nervous system; Other paralytic syndromes, Convergent concomitant strabismus, Congenital malformation of optic disc
Iron deficiency anaemia; Other cytomegaloviral diseases; Persistent hyperplasia of thymus, Cardiomyopathy

What a smile!!

 

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/XqGbdjy5YzE

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

Denise

denisedenise-2016Girl, born 2013
Disorder of the brain; other cardiomyopathies; abnormal immunological findings in serum; anemia; dermatitis; candidiasis; developmental delays

Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/bSahA5D3lkM

Such a darling baby girl!

Listed: July 25, 2016

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

Tanner

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Tanner (1)Boy, born August 2004
PRC
cleft lip and palate (repaired)

Listed: September 2, 2015

Tanner is a handsome boy who is 12 years old. He came to the center as a newborn. with a cleft lip and palate. Both have been repaired, and Tanner quickly learned to talk, and ask questions. Lots of questions. He had so much he wanted to know! Tanner is now a healthy, bright, typical boy. He loves to play with his friends, help out the nannies, and go to school. He is a very compassionate boy, and cares deeply for his friends. Tanner needs a family of his own. He will be a great son, and bring so much joy to your family!

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

Emmaline

emmaline1emmaline-2016Girl, born 2005
cerebral palsy, hyperkinetic form; Psychological delay; Contracture of limbs

Listed: December 3, 2015

From a family who met her in July 2016:  “Emmaline was sitting on the edge of the crowd, watching it all and taking everything in.  She is a quiet girl, but I get the feeling not a lot escapes her soft eyes.  She was the last one to swing her wheelchair around to Angelina.  Unlike the other girls, she did not give a quick hug, instead she took Angelina’s hands, looked in her eyes and gave an eloquent goodbye toast in her intentional way.  She wished Angelina all the best, she was so glad parents have come for her, she will be missed.

Angelina was ablaze with joy and beamed at Emmaline.  Emmaline tried to return the smile but her face faltered as she turned away and a small, quavering sob slipped out.  Oh I still hear that soft sound today, it spoke volumes about this little girl who acts older than her age.

Unlike the other children at her orphanage who only know the world around them, I think Emmaline is a dreamer who thinks of all the possibilities life could hold if she had a family.  Her imagination has given her wings to soar away from her body which tied to a wheelchair, but at night when she is untied and left in bed those tears born of hope and despair mingle together and soak her pillow.  She wipes those tears away with the edge of her sheet because no one is there to wipe them away for her.”

Very smart and so sweet

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

 

Ellis

Ellis (1) Ellis (2)Boy, born September 2004
PRC
Post-op cleft lip/palate

Listed: June 26, 2015

Ellis is a handsome, active, and conscientious boy who is 10 years old. He came to the orphanage as a baby, with a cleft lip and palate. Both have been repaired (2004 and 2006). Ellis’ speech is not always clear, although he works very hard to correct it. He is healthy. Ellis loves to go to school! He has such a thirst for knowledge and wants to learn all he can. Before his first day of school, his nanny asked him what he liked most. He replied, “The happiest thing is to have a new bag, new folder, and new pencil!” Ellis has expressed his desire to have a family of his own, and looks forward to a life in a foreign country. He is a good “big brother” to the little ones at the orphanage. He enjoys playing with his friends at the orphanage and at school, and is a good helper to the orphanage staff. Ellis needs a family.

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

Laurel

LaurellaurelGirl, born 2010

Updated picture – March 2016

 

What a cutie pie!!

$104.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Patti

patti

Cecily 5Girl, born 2008

 

She had surgery for heart defect, she was born prematurely, and was diagnosed with microcephaly in early childhood. She has features of FAS (Fetal alcohol syndrome) but it is not on her medical record.Cecily in blue (3)

 

 

 

Marietta

Marietta (2)Marietta (1)Girl, born December 2009
PRC
Spine deformity

Marietta is a beautiful little girl who is 5 years old! She came into care when she was almost 1 year old, and was found to have a deformity of her spine, with paralysis of her legs. Marietta has bowel control, but no bladder control at this time. Marietta has excellent fine motor skills, and her speech is also very good. She is a smart little girl, who enjoys learning. She has a very sweet soul, and often shows compassion for others. Marietta uses a wheelchair to get around. This precious little girl wants to have a family of her own.

$63 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Emma

Girl, born September 2015Emma Video Still Sept-2016 - Sept-2016Emma Photo 1 Sept-2016 - September 2016
Down syndrome

Listed March 14, 2016

Emma was born at 38 weeks gestation via C-section in September 2015 and had an APGAR score of 7/8.  Emma’s heart is healthy, her hearing is normal, and her muscle tone is good. The staff at Emma’s orphanage are very happy with her development. Emma has head control and pulls up to sit.

Update July 2016:  Emma has learned to roll from tummy to back and vice versa. She reaches for toys, holds them and plays with them as well as brings objects to her mouth.  She kicks and pushes herself out of her chair.  When asked what Emma does, her caretakers respond, “She does it all!”

Update September 2016: Emma continues to be a happy and active child who coos and says two syllable words.  She recognizes familiar adults and reacts accordingly.  Emma like to be on the floor where she rolls over easily, plays with balls and other toys, and interacts with other children.  New video shows that Emma can now sit independently as well.

Video available from the agency. Married couples only due to court appointed guardian.

$729.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Edwin

Edwin June 2016Edwin was born in November 2014 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida.

Everybody loves Edwin! He is developing well. Edwin sits unassisted, stands up against support in his crib, responds to his name, and plays well with other children. Edwin’s prognosis to learn to walk is very good.

$180.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Timon

TimonBoy, born August 2003Timon2
PRC
Hydrocephalus

Listed: July 31, 2015

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVfnch_a7es

From a missionary who met him in 2016:  ” He’s a very sweet boy always helping others, pushing the boys in his home in their wheelchairs or making sure they are sitting up straight or helping his nannies with chores. Timmy had a brain tumor removed last year, there is a lot of medical info available to interested families. There is also $7000 in AGENCY grant money. Please share this video, in it he is interviewed and said his dream is to go to America and that he wishes to be adopted…”

Timon is a handsome boy who has overcome some amazing odds. When he first came into care he was dependent on others for help and care. Under the care of the center he became an independent and chatty boy who was doing so well. In Feb 2015, his caregivers noticed some irregularities in his gait and activity level. A CT scan showed enlarged ventricles and a tumor mass. He had emergency surgery for shunt placement and tumor removal. The surgeon believes all of the tumor was removed and it tested benign. Timon recovered slowly and has been able to become independent again in caring for himself, eating and talking. His speech remains slurred and slower but he is understandable. He is also back to being able to read and write. In early April 2015 Timon had a second surgery to place an external shunt to drain fluid from the area where the tumor was located and to allow for brain growth. The surgery went well and the plan is to remove the external shunt after 6- 12 months. While the long term effects of these surgeries is not fully known and further brain scans will be needed to monitor for any recurrence, Timon has proven himself to be a fighter. He has shown great courage in all his surgeries and therapies. He has shown great perseverance and commitment to doing well individually and in the therapies that have helped him recover after surgery.Timon is an overcomer and needs a family who sees his potential and can help him reach it. Are you the family that will help his light shine bright?

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

Levin

LevinBoy, born February 2012
PRC
visual impairment

Levin is a sweet little boy who has a visual impairment in both eyes. He has been in foster care since he was 9 months old and he has been growing well. He has a good appetite and he sleeps well. Levin is learning how to be curious and he now walks independently, and plays with toys. He is very proud of himself when his nannies congratulate him on learning a new skill.

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

Harpo

Harpo July 2016Harpo was born full-term in October 2015.

He has Down Syndrome and congenital heart defects (atrial septal defect, PDA, pulmonary hypertension).

Listed March 14, 2016

Harpo’s medical report from the hospital states that he was breastfed exclusively by his birth mother for the first two weeks of his life. However, he is currently unable to to drink from a bottle due to an inability to suck. His caretakers are working hard to restore the strength of his oral-motor muscles. At this time, Harpo is primarily fed with a feeding tube. Harpo does not yet have head control, but tracks with his eyes.

Harpo’s therapist feels generally positive about his development and believes he would make good progress with targeted, one on one interventions.

Update July 2016: Harpo has started to eat soft, soupy foods which is big progress for him given his struggles with oral-motor control.  His therapist reports that he can roll from his back to his belly and shows improved head control during tummy time.

Married couples only. Video available from the agency.

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bianca

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

Listed: November 4, 2014

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

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

Lynda

30815195533Guardian AngelGirl, born Dec 2008
Hydrocephalus, Severe mental delays

 

She is a very sweet and kind girl and extremely needs a family.  She will be 5 this December, so any new family may commit to her and start preparing a dossier.

She has siblings, but none are available for adoption; 2 older sisters live with birth mother and 1 younger sister has been adopted.

From a family who met her in summer 2013:
She was in my kids’ groupa.  She is the sweetest little thing and needs out of there ASAP!!!  She has the most noble quiet nature about her.  She is mentally delayed but has so much potential.  She was one of the least favored children in the orphanage and she is desperate for love.  On one occasion she wandered over to the play shelter where we were playing and was trying to eat our daughter’s cookie.  We didn’t have any extra (we brought treats for the groupa every three days or so) so my husband just picked her up to distract her and as soon as he did, she threw her arms around his neck and rested her head on his shoulder just soaking in the attention.  I can’t bear the thought of her being transferred!  She already has it bad enough.

 

$5,434.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Leslie and Carla

Leslie-CarlaGirl, born 2011
Girl, born 2010

 

 

BEING ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

 

 

Adelaide

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

Listed: July 23, 2014

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

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

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

Additional reports and photos available upon request from the agency.

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

 

Dexter

boysillouettenophotoBoy, 7 years old
HIV+

He is very open, cheerful and social boy. He makes friends very easy. He likes to cuddle. He works with the speech therapist.

Additional information will be available for an interested family.

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

Stephan

Stephanstephan-2016boy, born 2002

Central nervous system lesions, spastic tetraparesis, severe mental delays, Vitreous Fibrosis, Horizontal Nystagmus, overbite.

Listed: May 2, 2015

NEW PHOTO!  Stephen is such a treasure. We want a family for him so desperately. He is about the size of a 6 or 7 year old- just an itty bitty thing. The nannies say that he is blind, but we believe he can at least see shadows. He always wants to be near the window- especially on sunny days. There are two places you can usually find Stephen- either standing under the window at the end of the hall, or sitting on a chair in the kitchen, waiting for the next meal.

Stephen is extremely sensory-seeking and needs to feel the world around him. He loves to spin, flap his arms, spin some more, run, spin, you get the idea. He has absolutely no sensory input at the institution- so he has to create it himself.

He does not speak and displays many institutional behaviors. He is NOT harmful or aggressive to himself or others. He is absolutely adorable and has so.much.potential. He is more than a diagnosis.

 

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

Alexis

Alexis Photo 2 Apr-2013AAlexis was born in August 2006 and has been diagnosed with pelvic positioning of the left kidney, congenital hypotrophy, and mild cognitive delays. Alexis can walk independently, is potty-trained, dresses and undresses without help, and feeds herself.

Listed:  December 8, 2014

Though a bit shy with strangers, Alexis is sociable, communicative, and gladly participates in games and activities. She is described as obedient and easily follows directions from her caretakers. Alexis likes to recite poems and sing songs, as well as play with toys like dolls, purses, etc. Alexis’s teachers note that she is able to learn and reasons well. In November 2013, she could count to ten and had just begun learning her letters.

Additional photos, video and reports available upon request from the agency.

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

Carl

carl1

carlBoy, born 2011
Williams syndrome, congenital malformation of urogenital system, left pyelectasia, chronic pyelonephritis, organic amino acids derangement

 

$342.57 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

John

john johnnyBoy, 15 years old
back injury

John is from an African country who has lost both his parents to a recent tragic illness outbreak in his home country. John will turn 16 in January 2017 and he can no longer be adopted due to the visa requirements of the US. John is one of the most loving, kind and tenderhearted young boys that you will meet. Anyone that meets him are drawn in by his sweet spirit despite the fact that he has been through so much tragedy in his life. John fell out of a Mango tree when he was 4 years old and it caused an injury to his lower back- his disc is damaged and at times it pains him so much and will impact his ability to move around without hindrance. John keeps persevering despite the pain it causes him and he is able to keep his good mood.

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

Macey #1-46

MaceyMacey2Age: 3
Diagnosis: congenital cardiac malformation; pulmonary hypertention

Listed: April 28, 2016

Macey is developing well. She can walk while holding someone’s hand or holding on to a support. She repeats words, assists with dressing/undressing, and is in the process of being toilet trained. She responds to her name, follows simple directions, plays appropriately with toys, and demonstrates age appropriate pretend play skills (takes a plate and spoon and pretends to eat, holds a phone to ear and says hello).

Videos from April 2016 show her walking while holding one hand of a caregiver, appropriately playing with toys, saying a few basic words, saying animal sounds, looking at a book, and interacting with the adults in the room.

Photos and videos from April 2016 are available through the agency.

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

Gideon

gideonBoy, born 2001

He was hosted summer 2016:
We have tons of pictures of Gideon. He is such a good kid and he so badly wants a family of his own. He absolutely wants to be adopted! He has told us this many times during his stay so far. He also knows no one has chosen him due to his HIV status. He said he wants a family and to be loved like everyone else. It is heart breaking. Through it all though, he keeps such a good sense of humor and positive attitude. This boy needs a family and I believe he would bring countless blessings to his forever family. He is a really good kid who really wants a family.

He ages out in January of 2017 so a family must file an I600a by January 2017!

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

Alissa

alissaGirl, born 2002

Listed: February 1, 2016

She is a beauty! She will be available late July 2016!

 

From a family who met her in February 2016:  “Oh boy she is amazing! I have seen a lot of orphans but very few like her. Beautiful, sweet, caring, motherly.”

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

Kiara

kiara1Girl, born 2012kiara

Spina bifida, Congenital hydrocephalus

 

Very smart girl, can talk, tells poems

 

$509.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Carrie

Guardian Angelcarrie-20162011Carrie was born in 2011.

Carrie was previously listed with her older sisters.  Her sisters were adopted domestically.

 

$734.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Merryn

Merryn 2016 cropped 2Girl, born June 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 6, 2016

Merryn is a delightful little girl who is 5 years old! She was found near a railway station when she was about 8 months old. Merryn has Down syndrome, with no other known health concerns. Her gross and fine motor skills are good, and her speech is coming along. Merryn has been with a foster family for almost 2 years now, and loves to play outdoors with the other kids in the neighborhood. Merryn is a sweet and lovely little girl! She enjoys music, playing with her toys, and being with her friends.

$125.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shawn

shawnBoy, born 2011

disorder of the brain; unstable hip; atrial septal defect; Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies; d50 anemia

Carter

Carter2

Carter1Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome & hand deformity

Listed: April 26, 2016

Carter is a 24 month old baby boy who loves to cuddle!  Carter has Down Syndrome and a hand deformity. He is a quiet baby, he was so enjoying his time being cuddled that he fell asleep in her arms waiting his turn to be seen by the medical team!

He rolls over and extends his arms to lift his tummy and head when he is on his tummy. He makes some sounds but is not saying words yet. He likes to play with bells and other toys that make sounds. This sweet baby boy needs a family who will give him all the cuddles he deserves!

$33.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mark

mark1Boy, born 2002

mild mental delay
hepatitis C

 

 

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

Sylvie (L)

sylvie2SylvieGirl, born December 2014
Down syndrome – Roberson translocation between 21 chromosomes; suspected bilateral hearing nerve inflammation; anomaly of Tricuspid valve, I degree of Tricuspid valve not closing; hypermetric astigmatism.

Listed: March 1, 2016

What a sweetheart – look at that sweet smile!

Sylvie adapts well in a new environment. She initiates and keeps eye contact, smiles when spoken to and is interested in toys. She puts toys in her mouth, plays with them making noise by hitting them on the table. Sylvie finds the resource of sounds, she makes a few sounds but is not speaking yet. She eats well and her sleep is calm. She sits when leaning against a support, crawls, and can go for her favorite toy. Sylvie is very easy going and loving.

Sylvie will require services by a speech therapist, occupational therapist, special education teacher, physical therapist, pediatric cardiologist, and a neurologist.

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

Noah

Noah (1) Noah (2)3 yrs old

Deaf/HOH

Listed: May 20, 2016

Noah is a true orphan who lost both of his parents to Ebola. He has just recently joined the Center and is taking in all the new sights, sounds, and love that our Center has to offer.

$796.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Zoey

Zoey (2)Girl, born May 2013Zoey (1)
PRC
possible corneal leukoma, some delays in development

Zoey is a beautiful little one
who will turn 2 years old in May! She is a very quiet and peaceful little girl, who enjoys listening to stories. When she first arrived at the orphanage, her general health was poor. Now, the nannies have both plumped her up, and with therapy, have increased her muscle tone and balance. Zoey has been diagnosed with a possible corneal leukoma which affects the her vision. It appears she may also have strabismus in one or both eyes. Zoey is a very sweet and precious little girl who needs a family.

$553.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Story and Stacy

story

stacyBoy, born 2012
Healthy

Girl, born 2011
Spina bifida

The children are very nice.
The girl can walk and talk and acts as a normal child. She had surgery for her spinal bifida but she wears diapers.

We need a family for them asap because they are very likely to be fostered or adopted in country and they may be separated. Both are in the same orphanage.

$153.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shirley #1-34

ShirleyAge: 14
Diagnosis: spina bifida

Listed: January 11, 2016

Shirley moves around independently in a wheelchair. She can pull up to a standing position on her own by holding on to a steady support. She can get on and sit in a chair, sofa or bench. She writes, draws, cuts, and eats independently. She is very social and easily carries on a conversation with people. ; she does her nails and can recognize herself in the mirror. She likes to do her hair and put bows and tiaras in it. She likes to receive gifts – bracelets, rings, etc. She likes to be a leader among her peers. She is concerned for the younger children and helps them. When helping someone, she feels meaningful and useful. When someone interacts with her, she is very loving, seeks contacts with the people who take care of her, constantly asks questions and is curious. She likes to listen to music and watch soap operas on the TV. She sings children’s songs, dances well and can follow the rhythm. She likes to draw and color as well as to go out on walks.

At 7 years old, she was placed in a mental institution, where she lived for 7 years. She is now living in a group home and has the opportunity to attend school. In the school 2015/2016, she is in the seventh grade in a mainstream school, in the program “Inclusive Education”. She is in the 7th grade, in a group for individual education of children with multitude of disabilities. She loves going to school. She partially recognizes numbers, letters and writes elements of the letters. She counts to 20. She knows “smaller” and “larger”. She knows the days of the week and the seasons. She knows the main colors and with directions from an adult, recognizes the fruits and vegetables. She participates in activities from the everyday life – she puts her room in order, eats on her own; she can put the table and clean it; she helps the children in the group. She can do her morning and night routines independently. She also can choose her clothes that she will wear.

The agency has videos from January 2016. While videoing, she asked a lot of questions and made sure to watch the video to ensure she looked good before allowing the photos and videos to be seen. She demonstrated an inquisitive nature and a sense of humor during the interaction.

FEES ARE REDUCED FOR THIS ADOPTION

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

Charlotte and Jadon

charlotteJAdonGirl, born 2008 and Boy, born 2009

girl,
boy, cardiomyopathy, anemia

Re-listed: January 29, 2016

Charlotte was recently hosted with her brother!

Shareable video link for Charlotte: https://youtu.be/vehhxak-Cx4

Shareable video link for Jadon: https://youtu.be/H-uFbTLEK4Q

They were listed before and were taken into foster care, they are now available again!
These siblings must be adopted together!

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

 

Thomas #1-43

Thomas

Thomas 2Age: 5
Diagnosis: Spina bifida apeta, prolapse, lower left paraplegia, inner hydrocephalus, bilateral luxation, chronic osteomyelitis, delay in the neuro-psychical development.
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.

Soleil

Soleil June 2013Girl, born January 2001
Mild to moderate mental delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

Soleil comes very highly recommended from the orphanage director. She has shown great progress since she entered the orphanage.

She is running out of time — a family must be found for her before she turns 16!

Update June 2013:
Soleil really stands out.  She is a helper. She was helping the younger children stand up and dance and they were watching her to mimic what to do. She seems to be one of children that helps the orphanage staff as she is able to follow directions. She can read and speaks very clearly when asked questions. It is unclear why she is in this specific orphanage and they pointed her out specifically as needing a family! She is a very sweet girl who said she has dreamed about having a family but isn’t sure if she will ever have one- it just about broke my heart. There is also video available with her in it!

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

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.

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

Norah

NorahGirl, born May 2012RODS Clean.Red.Border
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart disease

Listed: May 20, 2016

Norah is a four year old girl that is looking for a family. She is gradually getting stronger in the orphanage and is able to walk, draw, and pick out toy blocks from a cup. She knows how to imitate actions and knows some words. Her favorite things include playing interactive games with other children and listening to music.

Norah also has an adorable smile!

$5,099.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Edward

Edward (2)

Edward (1)Boy, born June 2004
PRC
Blind

Listed: October 30, 2013

Edward participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. When he first arrived he was very afraid of the unknown, especially sounds that he hadn’t heard before. He didn’t want to talk to strangers or touch anything new. He preferred to play by himself instead of with the other children. Today Edward is one of the most energetic, outgoing kids at his home. He loves to do everything fast–sometimes you can see him running down the hill to his house waving his cane in the air, even though he is completely blind! He doesn’t want to miss a second of the fun. Edward loves to sing and dance. He often makes his ayi’s laugh with his silly dance moves. He enjoys playing with a variety of toys, but especially with the cars. He is always cheerful and likes to play with everyone. Edward ran in the mini marathon in October 2013 and he often goes to the park to run 3-5km. Physical education is one of his favorite activities at school, but Edward is good at other subjects as well. He is the best in his class at Braille, and also is a very good English student. His only hindrance is that he loves to be active so much he has a hard time sitting still, so we have set up a special program where he gets to run on a treadmill before he goes in to class so that he can focus on his studies. We’re very proud of the active, fun boy Edward has become!

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

Donni

Donni croppedBoy, born August 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 10, 2016

Active Donni loves to be outdoors. He is happiest outside and on his bicycle! He can feed himself, take off his own shoes and say some simple words. He is very close to his caregivers. Donni has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and he has expressed a desire to be adopted and live in America. His biggest need is to be a part of a loving family and have that permanency and unconditional love!

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

Dewey #

Dewey (2)Boy, 2 years old

Undescended testicles /bilateral cryptorchism/, Convergent concomitant strabismus and Congenital anomaly of the neurological system due to post-term pregnancy and pathological birth – heavy asphyxia at birth, neonatal aspiration of meconium and cerebral depression.

The child has slower dynamics in his psychomotor development. He is adapted to daily regimen of age appropriate for childcare. He is calm while awake, he is rather passive and emotionally apathetic in his behavior. He is incredulous and distant towards unfamiliar adults. He smiles when teased. He moves by crawling, sits and stands up by himself. He walks slowly while someone leads him with two hands. He plays with toys. He pronounces spontaneous vocal combinations and syllables. He eats well. He accepts the care for his body in calm manner. His skills in the motor development are delayed for his age. His neuropsychological development has values below normal for the age.

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.

Layla #1-51

Layla2_July 2016 Layla3_July 2016Girl, age: 2
Diagnosis: Microcephalus; Bilateral microphthalmia and coloboma iridis of the left eye – diagnostic specification under anesthesia is imminent; clubbed feet – corrected with orthotics and orthopedic shoes; Mild degree of delays in the neuro-psychical development.

Layla has lived in foster care since birth. She walks, kicks and rolls a ball, dances along to music, has a well-developed pincer grasp that she uses appropriately with small objects, and goes up and down stairs while holding the rail. She plays appropriately with toys, put items in/out of containers, stacks blocks on top of each other and enjoys looking at books and doing art projects with glue. She demonstrates understanding of the functional relationship of items (example: she gets a doll, puts it in bed and covers it up). She demonstrates appropriate emotions based on the situation. She likes to brush her teeth and look at herself in the mirror. She attempts to be independent with household tasks and gladly helps her foster mother clean the house. She enjoys music and toys. She plays well with other children and by herself. She mimics the actions of others. After watching an adult turn on a mechanical toy, she takes the toy and attempts to turn it on herself.

Medically, her clubbed feet were corrected with casting and braces. Her eyes are sensitive to the sun. She has had multiple visits with a neurologist, endocrinologist, and orthopedic doctors. Her birth family history lists the following: the birth mother has a brain-vessels disease and epilepsy grand mall; she takes Depakote; the father has an alcohol addiction. The child is allergic to Biseptol.

Photos and videos from July 2016 are available through the agency.

Denzel


Guardian Angel
Denzel-2014Boy, born January 2001–AGING OUT
mental delays, spastic tetraparesis, convulsive disorder

Listed: September 4, 2013Denzel2

Sweet Denzel!  THIS CHILD IS 15 YEARS OLD.  He is tube fed through his nose, and often swaddled to prevent him from removing the tube.    He ‘lights up’ and smiles widely when presented with musical toys — a greatly welcome distraction from his days spent staring at the ceiling.  There is so much a family could provide for him!

More photos available.

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

Phoenix

Y (2) Y (1)Boy, born May 2002
Cerebral palsy, spastic tetraparesis, epilepsy, hydrocephaly, deep mental handicap

Listed: May 22, 2013

From someone who met him:  Bedridden but still able to smile.  They seemed particularly keen for me to photograph this child and kept turning his head for a better shot! I sensed that they too spot the potential within this child who smiled from inside his limited life.  Somebody please go get this boy out of this cot!

10 day wait often waived here. Married couples only, larger families welcome.

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

Tabatha

Tabatha Tabatha2Girl, born October 2013
SE-Asia
Down syndrome

Listed October 13, 2015

 

UPDATED May 2016:  This gentle little girl has Down syndrome and came into care at approximately 2 weeks old after being found at the front gate of her current care center.  She responds to her name, laughs out loud, stands alone for 5 seconds, and walks with support. Tabatha is noted to have developmental delays that have been improving with physical therapy, malnutrition, and congenital heart disease. She shows much interest in music, clapping her hands when she hears it. Verbally, she babbles a few words and greets familiar people. Tabatha can follow simple directions from her caregivers. This sweetie is waiting for a family who has excellent access to the medical and developmental resources she needs to thrive and meet her full potential.

$2,268.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jenifer

Jennifer (3)

Jennifer (2)Girl, born 2004
PRC
atresia of both antrum auris

Listed December 18, 2015

A family who knows some sign language and some hearing aids will likely do wonders for Jenifer! Jenifer does not have this listed in her file, but many adoptive parents who have children with Treacher Collins Syndrome believe she has this condition.
Jennifer’s file is quite outdated- the agency is working to obtain an update for her.

From Jenifer’s file: Jenifer is toilet trained. If the caretaker used gestures to ask her to do the housework, she could understand and would then help to do it. When she needs something, she will use her finger to point to it. Although she cannot talk, she can use gestures to communicate with the other children. She is pure, active,and has many friends who like to play with her. Jenifer is outgoing and often has a smile on her face. She can play with other children and caretakers actively. Her eyes are very bright. Apart from communication with others, she can use her big eyes to notice people and things around. She has strong observational skills. It is this advantage and her active personality which attract many children to play with her. Through the observation of the eyes, she can learn the action and dance with the picture on TV as well as teacher’s instruction.

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Jenifer’s adoption with her current agency.

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

Hugo

Boy, born late 2015
Microcephaly, cardiovascular disorders (heart murmur), problem with vision

Hugo resides in a foster family. He is very cheerful and interested in his environment. He has vision problems but he can focus on the faces and smaller objects (he is following objects with his eyes). In the position on his belly can raise his head highly and based on his forearms. He likes playing with toys. He recognizes his caregivers and will smile if they smiled to him. His sleep is calm, he eats well and enjoys his bath time.

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

Susie

susieGirl, born 2015

Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect: atrial septal defect
disorder of the brain, anemia

Listed: July 19, 2016

What a sparkle in her eyes!!

Temperance

Temperance (1) Temperance (2)Girl, 7 years old
HIV+

This girl is in the orphanage since 2015.

Listed: July 15, 2016

She is very cheerful and polite. She is respectful to adults and they are an authority for her. The sympathy and approvals of other are really important for her. She is friendly and has many friends. She completed a first grade and her intellectual level is higher than the average level.

She needs a lot of love, support and attention.

 

Madeline

Madeline June 2016 (1) Madeline June 2016 (2)Madeline was born in March 2015 and has Down Syndrome.

Madeline is a very active child and her caregivers are happy with her development. She can sit and stand unassisted and walks with support. Madeline eats and sleeps well, babbles, holds objects and transfers them between her hands. She has a big personality and makes sure that things happen the way she wants.

 

5 siblings #1-50

MAE
NV

Mark – Age: 6 Diagnosis: speech delays; mild cognitive delay
Ellie – Age: 10 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays
Vallie – Age 11 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays
Nellie – Age: 12 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays
Allie – Age: 15 Diagnosis: mild cognitive delays

 

This sibling group was raised by their mother until her death in early 2014. At that time, they were placed in a group home due to their orphan status. The rules of their country dictate that they should all be adopted together. However, all the children desire a family and have agreed that they are willing to be split up if that means that they can have a family. The children agreed to be split into 2 smaller sibling groups for the purposes of adoption: Mark, Ellie, and Allie can be adopted as a sibling group of 3 and Vallie and Nellie can be adopted as a sibling group of 2. When asked by the agency if they were truly ok with being split up, Allie stated, “We have waited so long that it is obvious that no one wants us. We will do whatever it takes to be adopted”. The agency is seeking one family willing to adopt all 5 children, but will honor the children’s wishes and work with a family to adopt either the group of 2 or 3. Since the children chose how they would like to be grouped if separated, the agency cannot take any requests to separate the children differently than what is stated.

None of the children had received any type of education and as a result, the older children cannot read or write. It is believed that most of their delays are a result of a lack of education and experience. All the children are currently attending school and making some academic progress. None of the children have behavior issues and all 5 children are physically healthy.

The agency has photos and videos of all 5 children that were taken in June 2016. In the videos, Mark states that his favorite toys are the tractor, staffed bears, small cars; he likes going to school and he likes to play any kind of electronic games. Nellie says that her favorite subject in school is music; most of all she likes to watch TV in her free time and to dance folk dances; she likes to listen to any kind of music. Ellie says that she likes to draw; her favorite subjects at school are music and math; she likes to play outside with the children in her free time “moms, dads and babies”; and she likes to jump rope; Vallie says her favorite subject at school is PE; she likes all kinds of movies and music; she likes to play in the yard with the children in her free time (they play tag); they also go on walks; and that her grades at school are “so and so”. Allie says that her favorite subjects at school are chemistry and biology; she likes to listen to music in her free time, going on a walks with friends and siblings in the nature; all kinds of music and movies are fine with her; her favorite color is green.

*** This sibling group has received an Older Child Grant up to $40,000 ! ***

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Holland

I have a miracle makerHolland 2015Holly 2Girl, born Oct 2011
PRC
Blind (retinal glioblastoma; secondary retinal detachment; glaucoma; left eyeball after enucleation)

Listed: Dec 21, 2013

Holland has delayed development. When admitted, she was 4 months old. At that time, she could make the sound of “gugu” if being teased and could hold your fingers if you touched her hand. At the age of 8 months, she could turn over and sit alone, hold the milk bottle to drink milk, and jump if you held her arms. At the age of 1 year, she could crawl forward and backward, knew her name, and could respond if you called her name. At the age of 1.5 years, she could walk with holding hands, imitate speaking, and could understand simple language. Now she can walk alone, can speak simple sentences. Her cognitive ability is not good due to her visual impairment. She likes toys with sound. Holland is quiet, lovely, shy, and sometimes likes toys and music. She likes playing games with familiar people and can smile when happy. Under careful care of everyone, she is growing up healthily and happily. She has built stable and close relationships with the nurturers.

Update from someone who met her in 2015:
Look who I saw on our orphanage visit. She looks great and is very confident in getting around. My heart just melted when I saw how great she is doing! Just look at her hair growing back!

$452.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $104.65 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

Brianna #1-48

Briannabrianna-2016Age: 2
Diagnosis: dwarfism

Brianna can walk when held by the hands. She can crawl, sits down on her own, can pick up a toy and can pull up to a standing position by holding on to something stable. She can push, pull, and drag objects tied with a thread; she can place blocks one on top of the other and then knock them down. She actively manipulates with objects. She memorizes and repeats some specific actions with objects. She knows the logic sequence of actions – feed the doll and tuck her in bed. She is happy when she sees a familiar person and gets upset when that person is not present. She likes body contact and reaches out with her arms to be picked up.She uses two word phrases. She imitates clapping with hands, giving a kiss, waving goodbye, placing a doll for a nap. She carries out orders – “give me” and “bring me”. She can identify parts of her body and point them. She plays with the other children and can share their space.

Liam

Liam (2)

Liam (1)Boy, 7 months old
Hydrocephalus, Cleft Palate

Listed: May 23, 2016

The agency is looking for a homestudy ready family who would be willing to move quickly. This little guy would qualify for an expedite due to the surgery needed now. His vision is believed to have been compromised.

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

Aiden #3-9

Aiden_May 2016Diagnosis: Down syndrome; Pulmonary sequestration; reflux; hypothyroidism

Aiden just turned a year old. He has had numerous hospital stays due to respiratory infections. It is very possible that Aiden is aspirating liquids based on the constant infections and diagnosed pneumonia, along with the reflux diagnosis. This could be the cause for his lung issues. The orphanage director is hopeful that a family will step forward quickly so that Aiden can get the medical care he needs.
Developmentally, Aiden is holding toys and beginning to interact with them. Due to his numerous sicknesses, he is often kept in an isolation room, so he does not have a lot of opportunities to develop his motor skills. He rolls over and will put weight on his feet when held up. He likes listening to music and looking in a mirror. He smiles when he sees familiar adults and also smiles at toys.

Photos and videos from May 2016 are available through the agency. Aiden is in an area that allows for very short travel.

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