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

Twyla

photogirlGirl, born December 2000
PRC
Spina Bifida, Requires walking frame and wheelchair for mobility
Twyla needs to be adopted PRIOR to her birthday in December!

Photo available for interested families.

Twyla is a spirited 13 year-old girl who is chatty and sociable. She is very adaptable and adjusts well to changes. Twyla enjoys playing on the computer, reading novels and doing handicraft work. She is now learning to do cross-stitch.

Twyla is intelligent and bright and recently completed her primary school education. She will start junior high school in September 2013. Twyla has an inclination towards learning languages but also enjoys mathematics. Twyla’s dream is to enter college.

Twyla was in foster care from 2004 and stayed with a wonderful foster family. Her foster family provided her with very good support and care during her growing years. However due to her foster mother’s deteriorating heart condition, the family is no longer able to provide full-time foster care and Twyla was returned to the institution recently. The family still maintains weekend contact with Twyla and continues to help her in her adjustment.

Twyla has expressed that she would really like to have a family of her own that is permanent, she would like to be adopted and can be provided with good preparation for adoption.

$8,081.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Scarlett

Scarlett Photo 2 March 2014Scarlett Photo 7 rec. 3-6-13-croppedGirl, Born September 2012

Down syndrome, CHD

 

Beautiful Scarlett was born in September of 2012 with Down syndrome and a heart defect.   She reacts to sounds, follows objects, smiles when being talked to and eats and sleeps well. She currently lacks head control and has low muscle tone.

Update March 2014:

Beautiful Scarlett was born in September of 2012 with Down Syndrome and a heart defect. She reacts to sounds, follows objects with her eyes, and eats and sleeps well. Scarlett is an active child who plays with toys and insistently demands attention She is smiley and content when she receives it.

Additional photos, videos and medical information available from the agency upon request.

 

Update July 2014:  Scarlett can now sit unassisted, stand with stable support, but does not yet walk.  At this time, she is not very active and does not play much with other children.  Scarlett’s heart defect is expected to close on its own as she grows older.
Video from July 2014 available for review by interested families.

$530.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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David

David (1) David (2)Boy, born 2002

Down syndrome

 

David is so sweet and gentle.   He is very high functioning, does all his self care himself.  He is quite a mature young man!

 

 

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

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Josie Lynne

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Josie Lynne 3Girl, born September 2001
PRC
postoperative varus of feet

Josie Lynne needs a family PRIOR to her birthday in September 2015!

Josie Lynne cares for each person around her and loves to help. She helps her foster mother because she is concerned that her foster mother may get too tired from all the household chores. Her foster brother is blind and she always, on her own initiative, helps him to do things such as preparing toothpaste, getting water, clothes, and shoes, holding his hands and leading him when being outside. When celebrating the National Day they visited the zoo, she would tell her foster brother what was happening and the appearances and living habits of all kinds of animals. They even saw the pandas’ performances. She happily told him how a panda turned a somersault. She happily told him how a panda turned a somersault. He was excited and happily said, “a panda is so cute, Josie, you are very good at telling those things, it seems I see the panda.” Josie Lynne has studied in the Little Sister program for 2 years. She really likes school. Although she has poor ability of understanding, she loves studying with good learning habits and attitude. The teachers love reviewing her homework because she writes down words neatly and formally. Josie Lynne especially loves dancing with beautiful gestures. Josie Lynne is best friends with Elizabeth who is her foster sister.

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

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Hale

Hale (3)Hale (5)Boy, born January 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

 

The little one is ready to roll!  Hale enjoys public dances and goes to strangers willingly.  He loves to see people’s reactions to his noise making.  He is curious and he likes to go to noisy places.  Hale is a little shy with strangers; but, he is outgoing and active with other children. He loves to explore and participate in  group games. He is walking and has begun potty training at his foster home.  Can’t you see this beautiful boy as part of your family?

$670.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Johnathan

JohnathanBoy, born April 2002
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Johnathan is a strong, kind, brave boy who is also gentle and has a good temperament. He was quiet and timid when he first came into care, but now he is more outgoing. He does everything very carefully, and knows to feel grateful. He likes to sing and when he sings Grateful Heart, it brings tears to many people’s eyes. Johnathan also likes to draw and he is good at comforting others. He likes to play games and he likes going to school. He is able to walk freely with the help of his little blue walker. Johnathan has seen many friends get adopted and he is so afraid of being left behind.

$103.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Evan and Raymond #65-2

Evan and Raymond_Sept2014Age: 6 and 8
Diagnosis: Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome

The boys live together in the orphanage. They both walk, run, play with toys, participate in group activities and attend mainstream classes at school. In the videos they answers questions. Raymond uses mainly “yes” and “no” but he clearly understands what he’s asked and answers the questions appropriately. Evan is much more verbal. In the videos, Evan counts to 10 and Raymond counts to 5 . They are saying the name of their teachers at school (they’re mainstreamed) and who are their friends there. They are also seen writing and drawing. Raymond writes several letters on the paper.

Additional photos and videos from September 2014 are available.

Because we only have this file for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found.

Easy travel, larger families, older parents and single moms welcome.

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Harper

20419135635 Harper-croppedGirl, born 2007

 

How adorable is Harper! She looks so serious — it would be wonderful to see her smiling and laughing with a family.

 

$926.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Agnes

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born August 2011
Down syndrome

 

 

 

Agnes is being adopted domestically!

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Johnson

JohnsonBoy, born March 2004
PRC
Cerebral palsy, Thalassemia

Johnson has normal mental development, a little limp due to Sequelae of cerebral palsy so he can not do strenuous exercise. During the period in the foster family, he received contracture of Achilles tendon surgery in November of 2012, and has recovered well. Johnson is studying in Grade 2 in the nearby school. He can manage his daily life, such as have dinners, go to toilet, put on and off clothes, get along well with family member. He has good study records and likes Chinese class the best. Johnson also likes reading stories and drawing. He can persist in his opinions and can get along well with teachers and classmates. Occasionally he is buried in meditation but he also likes kicking the football, riding the bike and playing on the PC. He is open and generous.

$8.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Andrey

Andrey (2)

Andrey (1)Boy, born Nov 2004
PRC
Hydrocephalus

Andrey has normal physical and mental development. At the age of 1 year, he responded to calling of his name, was able to figure out strangers and acquaintances. At the age of 2 years, he could take out building blocks from a cup, be cooperative when putting on clothes and respond to asking of his things. At the age of 3 years, he could find dropped toys and walk with one hand held. At the age of 4 years, he could ask “what’s this?” on his initiative, know the meanings of inner, outer, big, small, dress independently, wash his hands, and speak simple and short sentences. Now he is able to sing simple nursery rhymes, knows simple shapes, figure colors, and answers simple questions. Since he has hydrocephalus, he cannot walk steadily and he walks slowly. Usually he enjoys reading books and playing toys. He is an active, outgoing, and lovely little boy who has a quick smile.

$5.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Manning

ManningBoy, born June 2002
PRC
Brain cyst; exotropia; sight impaired

Manning has normal physical and mental development. The PE check shows: deformity of porencephaly; concomitant exotropia; serious far sight and weak sight, otherwise normal. At the age of 3 years, he could go upstairs and downstairs by himself and have meals. At the age of 4 years, he could go to washroom by himself. He likes listening to nursery rhymes, and was able to be self-cared basically. During the time he lived in the orphanage, he was shy. He was sent to a family life- like environment. Since there are parents and siblings in the family, he has become more outgoing and active. He could get along well with his teachers and classmates at school. He is an average student. He enjoys drawing and is the best one in the family.

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

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Trenton

TrentonBoy, born January 2002
PRCTrenton2
Cerebral Palsy

 

Trenton is outgoing, clever and smart. He is friendly and gets along with other children well. He likes to watch ‘Warrior Armor’ on TV. He loves it when someone helps him with a puzzle or building blocks. Trenton is very good at expressing his emotions using the correct way. His caretakers know that he will make a family very happy. Are you ready to add this budding builder to your family?

Trenton has a $5,000 agency grant available.

$23.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Benson

BensonBoy, born August 23, 2001
PRC
Mental delays

Benson needs to be adopted PRIOR to his birthday in August 2015!

Benson is outgoing, social and enjoys playing basketball with other children and the game of dropping the handkerchief. He is self-confident and loves being praised for doing a good job. He enjoys going to parks or going shopping. Benson is a happy child and the caretakers all love him. Can’t you see him shooting hoops in his own backyard?

Benson has a $5,000 agency grant available.

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Antonio

AntonioBoy, born Dec 2005
PRC
Deaf

Antonio is outgoing, active and lovely. Sometimes he will get upset, but after some teasing and reassuring, he is fine. Usually he is optimistic, likes to take part in the games to play different roles, and can feel happy with everyone in the games. He likes watching cartoons, and in particular when he watches the funny picture, he will laugh happily. His caretakers love him and he is growing up healthily and happily.

Antonio is a lovable boy who likes dancing and performing. He can get frustrated because he has difficulty communicating, which is normal for a deaf child with no formal means of language. Just think how his world could open up when he learns sign language. Will you be the one to help expand his world?  His caretakers are hoping he finds a family soon.

Antonio also has an additional grant of $5000 available from the agency.

$45.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Willie

Willie (1)

Willie (2)Boy, born Feb 2008
PRC
Congenital symphalangism of both hands and feet, congenital left diaphragmatic hernia, bronchial asthma

 

Willie has characteristics of Apert syndrome, but not a formal diagnosis in his file.

 

Willie was found abandoned at the age of 3 weeks. He has normal intellectual developmental. He has polydactylia of both hands, polydactyl of both feet. Willie can count to 12 and is able to imitate drawing by using both hands to hold the pen. He gets along well with others and loves to do jigsaw and build with blocks. Willie enjoys the playground, especially the slide.

His caretakers find him a lovely child and they hope for him to have a family of his own soon. He is very interested in his surroundings and loves to taste food. Willie would be a great chef’s helper and willing taste tester for family meals!

Additional photos and information available for inquiring families.

$75.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hicks

Hicks (1)Hicks (2)Boy, born August 2008
PRC
Cerebral dysgenesis,bilateral rhinopsia

 

Hicks was found abandoned when he was just shy of his second birthday. He has normal vision with mild bilateral rhinopsia (strabismus) and also has cerebral dysgenesis(ie- some abnormal brain development).

He is an outgoing little boy who loves to smile and hug. He finds great joy in going to the park and going for walks. Hicks longs for a family who will include him in their family walks and park outings.

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

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Harvey

Harvey HarveyBoy, born Aug 2008
PRC
Repaired cleft lip and palate, ptosis and corneal white spot on right eye, subarachnoid hemorrhage

Harvey is postoperative for clef lip and clef palate, which healed well. His intellectual and body development are reported as normal. He attends the preschool program at the orphanage and the last report at the age of 3 years and a half states that he can is toilet trained and has strong self-care ability. He is outgoing and gets along with others well. He likes to play and study with his classmates, especially on the slide, seesaw, and riding tricycles. Harvey has rhythm, and loves to dance. He is waiting to dance into his forever families heart.

From an adoptive mama that met him July 2013:
Harvey has a lot of personality and is very alert. He is very communicative and has no delays there at all.  He loves to help other students in the classroom and his gross motor skills are very good.

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Rita

RitaRita-2014Girl, born 2007
Cerebral palsy, spastic hemiplegia, epilepsy, cardiomyopathy, deformity of lower limb, respiratory disease, malnutrition

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:  ”girly needs out now people! The doctors in her country have decided she doesn’t have long to live (they have said that for her whole life…) She needs proper medical attention and intervention. She is such a little doll, her smile can make your whole day. Don’t condemn her to die alone in a cot. ”

 

Sweet girl!   Several videos of her are available from Maya’s Hope.

 

$12,222.84 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Gabe

Gabe (1)

Gabe (2)Boy, born December 2008
PRC
Blind

Gabe participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Gabe was only 18 months when he first arrived and he was terrified. He didn’t want to leave his ayi, and would cry whenever she put him on the floor. He didn’t smile a single time his first week. He didn’t speak at all, but would only cry if he wanted something. He enjoyed playing by himself with a few toys, but didn’t care to interact with the other children. He also didn’t want to walk. He has had both eyes removed due to Retinoblastoma, but he is cancer free now! He has two prosthetic eyes.After a short time, Gabe began to get used to his new environment. He started smiling all the time and began to enjoy exploring his new home. At first he walked incorrectly, but with the patient help of his ayis, he can now walk and run normally. He quickly learned that adults liked it when he showed affection, so he started hugging everyone all the time. Gabe has learned to talk, get his own water, eat by himself, and other self help skills. He is a fast learner and did so well in his last class that he moved up to be with the older kids. He has lots of energy and is learning how to sit still without fidgeting during his lessons. He has been using a cane to walk with and he walks very confidently – he has excellent skills in orientation and mobility. It has been amazing to see Gabe learn and grow. He is an amazing boy!

$288.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mark (Latin America)

Boy, Born August 2006
Down syndrome

UPDATE Nov 2013:  Mark is doing well, and his overall health is good!!   

We did not receive any information on the treatment he received for leukemia — but GOOD HEALTH is GREAT news!!

UPDATE December 2012:   It has been determined that sweet Mark is also battling leukemia.  We are waiting for additional medical testing and details, but PLEASE pray for him and help us find his forever family!  THANK GOD for a new photo, he has grown so much!   Trying to get his new photo in a larger size, but SO glad to finally have one!   Mark is up and walking and doing SO well!   Updated info coming soon!

 

609-02 This gentle boy has smooth, baby soft skin. He has dark skin and dark hair, potentially from an African/black parent. He is just darling, with a round chubby face. He was born on 8/2006. He enjoys playing with toys and with other children. His legs are rather weak so he scoots around quickly to reach his destination. He smiles brightly when he is spoken to. He waits for his loving family because he has Down syndrome. His family will be so lucky to be able to help this angel reach his fullest potential!

$11,198.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kyler

kylerBoy, born April 2009
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Kyler is 3 years old and super cute. He can be spoiled but is close with his caretakers. In April 2013, he had surgery called a “right double-way Glenn operation.” The doctors say that he has a complex heart defect: transposition of the great arteries, pulmonary stenosis, and an ASD and VSD. The doctors told him that he is a brave boy but will need to have another operation next year.

Kyler can be quite talkative but when he gets around strangers he becomes shy. He likes getting to play with the other children but since he has a heart problem, he cannot go to school with his friends.

$2,104.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marcin

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born May 2013

Infant with features of prematurity and hypotrophy with a history of perinatal renal failure and renal circulatory and respiratory caused among others. Hypertension, and the mother intake of addictive drugs.

 

Marcin’s current status is overall generally good. Increased muscle tension.   His development is delayed in all spheres, runs disharmonious. Requires a more systematic, multi-sensory stimulation of development.

The agency can request further information for serious inquiries. We are so excited to be able to advocate for these children!

 

Adopted outside of RR

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Tate and Piper #23

OSiblings; Piper (2004) and Tate (2005).

Tate is an active, lively and smiley child; he is suffering from asthma with predominantly allergic component; Bronchial asthma – atopical, moderately severe asthma, with moderately frequent fits. He is using inhaler for his asthma. He has been diagnosed with mild mental delay. He is self-oriented and is specially oriented. He is roughly oriented for time. His concentration is mildly decreased, the properties of attention are improving when he is doing an activity that he is interested in. His impressive speech is underdeveloped – his vocabulary is poor. His communication is mainly nonverbal, accompanied by mimics and gestures. He has good emotional background, positive emotions are predominant. He shows fear of situations accompanying child’s development. He understands instructions. He attends school activities and study hall. In classes he is quiet and calm. He is studying by an individual educational program and finished 2nd grade, and willingly works with the resource teacher.

Piper is motorically active. She is coordinated; she knows the position in her body in space, as well as all physical activities. She is familiar with her bodily expression; her fine motor skills are in the process of development. She has been diagnosed with mild mental delay. She seeks support, she need reminding when solving simple problems. Her notions are limited; she is self-oriented and is specially oriented. She has monomorphic dyslalia, she understands the meaning of words. She is lively and active. She is trying to be noticed and is positively influenced by praising. She frequently plays with her brother. When invited she participates in group activities. She is studying by an individual educational program and finished 3rd grade. When the setting is friendly and supporting she shows curiosity and interest for learning about objects, asks questions and if the approach is right she can establish closeness. She still has some problems with bedwetting but it now happens very rarely and sometimes in cases when she changes the environment.

Piper and Tate have been in orphanages all their lives. Tate brother has been in this orphanage (for children from 7 to 18 years of age) for over a year, and sister for about two years and that according to him there is a visible progress in the development of both kids, they both have been developing since they were placed in this orphanage.

These children are socially and educational neglected and given they are approached in the right way by specialists, they will compensate their educational and developmental deficits. Tate is more calm and introverted, and sister is more touchy and emotional.

These children are very attached to each other, they know they are brother and sister and they want to be adopted together because they have never lived separately. They are looking for each other – they have normal and “sweet” relationship between siblings and are happy together. When Piper was asked whether she wants to have a mommy, she said “I do not have a mommy but I want to have mommy very much and her to be a mommy for me and my brother”. These two children just need a chance and love, encouragement, support and personal attention. They really need to find their own family forever, who will show them the real meaning of the word “family”. A family who will help them catch up with the missed hugs, emotions, kisses – who will show them that there is someone, who really will love them forever and in this way they will have more and more motivation for mastering of knowledge and skills.

Because we only have these children’s file for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for them.

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Zander #

Zander updateZanderBoy, born 2009
Background retinopathy Microphthalmus of the left eye; coloboma affecting the iris, optic nerve papilla, both eyes. Asthma with predominant allergic component; Iron-deficiency anemia; general developmental delays
Update August 2014:

The pedagogue who works with this boy for two years, said that definitely there was improvement and progress in his development since she had started working with him. She said that he started eating transitional food and now is not eating from a feeding bottle; she said he chews well but slowly; he is calm while eating. He spontaneously pronounces syllables like “ma-ma”
He can push himself with the walker and he is doing a really good job in it. He really holds onto a toy when he has in his grip; he mostly bangs it on a hard surface or if he has two, one in each hand he bangs them together, but he really has his attention on them. When someone takes his toy or if he loses it, he starts to look for it. He can crawl really well, and in the instance that our representative saw him crawling, it was after a ball taken from him on purpose by the pedagogue. He was right after the ball and he caught up and got his ball back, which was very impressive, taking into account that he is diagnosed with detached retina. He can sit up straight holding on or leaning towards a fixed support. He can walks if he held by both hands – his legs still are a bit weak for him to walk all by himself, and that if it’s worked with him toward strengthening his legs he will be able to walk well.

The most surprising thing about him was that he could take a toy that was within his reach, without it making any noise. Apparently he has some vision left, the doctor in the Home said that he may “see shadows”, and that’s how he is able to reach for toys that are close to him. He seemed to reach mostly on his left side and with his left hand. He could detect toys from a big yellow bucket to a small red car, so he definitely has some partial peripheral vision left, no one was sure exactly how much though. Even the test that was done on him is inconclusive saying “following light?”. Otherwise it reads “Total detachment of the retina bilaterally. Retinopathy of prematurity fifth degree.”

He is a really cute boy who is definitely behind in all the areas of development, but he has the potential to develop a lot more. He is a blind boy, who otherwise is healthy. He needs more specific care, more patience and a lot of love to help him master tactile senses and some social skills. He needs people who will teach him to orientate in the environment. He is a good child, with very good potential. He needs more security and stability that only a loving family can give him. He is so young and can achieve many things! Having his own family who loves him and cares for him will benefit this child enormously.

Additional pictures and video available from 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.

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Pearson

30520132428Boy, born Dec. 2004
Moderate mental delays

 

He is a very good boy, communicable, calm and friendly.

From a family who met him in Fall 2013:
Pearson is doing so good!! He is precious and sweet! I saw him from a distance every day. The first time, he was with a group of boys having their picture taken in the fall leaves. He always did what the nanny told him to. He walks very well, and he likes holding the nannies hands. My favorite day was when I walked past their group and he was right in front of me on the sidewalk, and before the nanny could move him, I bent down and in Russian told him how sweet he was. He took my face in both of his hands, and pulled me down so our foreheads were touching, and just stared in my eyes. I kissed his cheek, and his whole face lit up!! And he has the most adorable splatter of freckles! He is smaller than I would have thought too.

$9,225.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Joaquin #

Joaquin (2)Joaquin (1)Boy, born 2011
achondroplasia

 

Update from 2013:
Joaquin is walking with support.  He can reach out, grabs and holds a toy, putting it in one hand and then the other.  He plays continuously. He gets alive at attention, becomes angry at separation, when upset, he cries continuously and is hard to be calmed down. He is active and calm. He can pronounce syllables- ba-ba. The child’s psychomotor development is delayed under all indicators. He has a good emotional status.

 

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.

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Clementine

40823114237Girl, born 2010
General speech underdevelopment, HIV+, Hep C
What a little dolly!

Clementine is available for adoption in early 2015.

 

BEING ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

 

Clementine’s grant of $288.90 has been gifted to Harper.

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Octavian

Octavian update30413212627 (1)Boy, born Jan 2013

Down syndrome

 

Such irresistible chubby cheeks!

 

5,390.52 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sadie #53-4

Sadie photos (15)DOB: 2005, age 9

Diagnosis: Osteogenesis imperfecta; Osteochondrodysplasia

While Sadie’s physical condition is complex, she maintains a good spirit and great hope for a forever family. Her bones are shorter than average and fragile due to her medical condition. She has limited movement, but is learning to compensate with what she has. She has recently learned to feed herself and she plays with toys and manipulates other objects as much as her limited mobility will allow. She can communicate verbally very well and has directly expressed her desire to be adopted. She participates in dialogues, asks variety of questions and answers questions. She sings variety of songs, recites rhymes, sometimes with the help from an adult. She always reacts adequately to her name, as well as to praises and reprimands. She has gender and age orientation. She is attending school and enjoys participating in class. When she is in the orphanage, she will often attempt to “boss” the caregivers by telling them that a certain child is crying because he needs a diaper change or reminding them that it’s time to feed another child, etc.

The agency has several photos and videos of Sadie, along with detailed medical information.

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.

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Gene

Gene1Boy, born August 1998
Down syndrome

Gene2

Gene is described as eager and easygoing.

From someone who met him:  To really ‘get access’ to Gene, you need to try hard.  Some days he’s living in his own world and it’s hard to ‘reach’ him.   But it’s worth the effort.  I met Gene in the summer, and the other children in the group were all trying to get my attention, Gene wouldn’t  I tried to give some attention to every child in the group, so also to Gene. It took a while before I could get him out of his own world. I grabbed his hand and just stroke his fingers one at a time.  He would look at his fingers, and after doing that for minutes, he would finally look at me.  He looked who was stroking his hand.

Still he didn’t allow me to touch him more than just stroking his hand.  Next day I was wondering if he would still remember me and if I could touch his hand again.  I didn’t need to ask myself that question, because as soon as I walked in, he came up to me, reaching me his hand.  I knew I broke through his wall that kept him safe in his own world. It still took me a while to really ‘open him up’. In November I visited his group again, and again it took me a while to ‘reach’ him. But as I was tickling one of the other boys in his group, he came closer. So I grabbed his hand, to pull him on my lap, next to the other boy, and I tickled him. What happened was amazing! He started to laugh! He laughed out loud, the first time I heard him do that. And he couldn’t stop anymore. His laugh was so contagious and so wonderful to hear it. It brought tears to my eyes. He was so open and he wanted me to tickle him more. Next day I could hardly touch him again, which was hard for me, because I wanted to get him out of his own world again. But I found out that I should not lose hope, because it depends on his mood if he will let you touch him. Another day I could tickle him again and he laughed again. This boy just needs more stimulation to stay out of his own world. Because of the lack of stimulation he normally just sits on the ground and rock back and forth. But he is able to walk, to run around and play games. He can have fun and interact with other children. It just takes a little more. This boy is already in the institute for a long time, and this is the price he paid for it.

He desperately needs a family —  He needs a family committed to him before his 16th birthday, otherwise he’ll be condemned to institution life forever.

Married couples only, large families welcome.

$18,615.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Teddy

40223153742 (1)teddyBoy, born January 2012
Spastic dyplegia, completely deaf

 

Sweet boy has such beautiful, dark eyes.
Update from a family who met him in early 2014:
Teddy crawls- he’s very high functioning. He does have some autistic type behaviors- but I think it’s because he cannot hear. In other words- he stims from boredom, and when they call his name, unless he’s looking at their faces when they speak, he appears not to respond. Which is to be expected, as he is deaf.

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE RR

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Simon (L)

SimonSimon LBoy, born Dec 2009
Down syndrome
post-op CHD, post-op Hirschsprung’s disease

Simon still lives in his baby home; if a family is found for him soon — they will NOT transfer him!

Simon receive special education, speech therapy and occupational therapy. He will need future speech therapy and special ed teachers services.

Simon seems to be a very peaceful child – no aggression towards other children. He plays with several boys and one girl in his group. He likes to play a lot with one older boy in front of the mirror as this boy shows what he learned at the speech therapist and Simon is joining him and learning with him. (Speech therapist a lot is working with the child in front of the mirror).

Simon seems to know not only his routine and what children shall do during it, but he is very sensitive to what is going on around him: I observed how he was helping one caregiver who is feeding a little boy: she was taking out the boy out of the crib and was carrying him on her hand and walking to the table – Simon  took a big chair and put it for a caregiver so that she does not walk for a long distance with a baby on hands. The care giver asked Simon to pull a chair towards the table and he did this.

Simon was helping the other caregiver to dress kids before we went outdoors. Simon was not only dressing himself, but he helped the caregiver to find the rights shoes for the other boy. Simon is very good helper as he knows all the shoes for all the children in his group. He understood that there is no need for rainboots as it was sunny and dry day (I did this on purpose and he was so good in understanding the instruction).

His play in the sand box was very calm taking into consideration that there was a girl of his age who was destructive and was kind of fighting with every child entering the sand box. He became very happy when we offered him an individual sand spoon and bucket and he found a quiet place and his play was correct: he was filling the bucket, and “baking the sand cakes”.

Simon is communicative, but he would do some things to get his attention in full from a stranger: he brought his whitle teddy bear which sings when the button is pressed and some lights are coming out. HE LOVES WHITE TEDDY BEAR. But in a music class he decided not to participate, but he was not distracting other children and was helping the younger one girl to sing and act correctly. He new all the songs and activities teacher was leading, but on that day decided not to participate and this was the way to get my extra attention.

Simon knows everything about floor cleaning and tools they need to use, can put a trash into the trash box, loves water. SIMON LOVES WATER; he was so happy when I asked whether he would love to play with water longer and alone. I said that I hope that one day he will be able to play with water for a longer time than usually now. I just hope, as this child is very very smart and he needs family and possibly an older sibling in the family, to learn from.

$122.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ricky #

Ricky (2)Boy, under 2 years old
phenylketonuria

 

Ricky needs a special diet due to PKU. Additional pictures and video available from 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.

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Bonnie #58-10

OAge: 1
Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of corpus callosum

She plays for a longer period with toys, which she takes alone and explores their functions. She tries to imitate observed in the adult actions with objects. She tries to browse books, takes objects out of the box. She says a few words and short sentences such as “give me water”. She responds to her name and follows some simple instructions. She is now walking too.

Photos and videos from September 2014 are available.

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.

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Cliff #397

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACliff 2014Boy, born 2008

This almost 5-year-old boy has infantile cerebral palsy, microcephaly, club feet, congenital megacolon and hypotrophy.

 

Cliff laughs aloud when jested and smiles when involved in interaction. He follows moving objects with his eyes. He listens to adults’ speech. He has a good appetite. His sleep is calm.

 The agency has additional pictures and videos available for interested families.

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.

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Lucas

Luke LucasGuardian AngelBoy, born October 2010
PRC

Lucas is a precious little boy who has been diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defect. He has received a Glen Operation and has recovered well from the operation. Because of the complexity of his diagnosis, Luke will likely need another operation after he turns 5.

When Luke came to the orphanage, he was also showing signs of developmental delays. After the operation, he has shown significant improvements in development. Luke is active, energetic, talkative and extroverted. He smiles often, gets along well with others, and enjoys listening to music and singing. Luke was also sponsored by an American advocacy group that provides children with additional therapy and nurturing to help them develop to their full potential.

$956.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Moises #24-82

MoisesBoy, 4 years old

severe physical delay and polymalformative syndrome.

Polymaformative syndrome affecting all systems: Congenital cardiac malformation – interatrial defect – secondary Type, big left-right shunt. Conservative therapy. Anomaly of the foot – bilateral club foot – with orthesis. Cleft soft palate. Bilateral partial atrophy of ocular nerves. Pseudobulbar palsy. Hypospadias. Protein–energy malnutrition 3-4 degree.
The child has motor deficit, he can not move independently in the space and upright by adult. He turns himself from back to stomach and vice-verse.

He catches given toy and implement longer manipulative actions with it. He transfers it from hand to hand. He pronounces different sounds and sometimes syllables. He is happy and smile in games. He is nurturing with tube.He is crying and restless in bathing and dressing up.

Additional info coming soon.

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.

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Boone #473

Boone update 473 (2) Boone update 473 (1)Boy, nearly 2-years-old
a condition after surgery for internal hydrocephalus (valve installation) and meningomyelocele regio thoracolumbalis; lower flaccid paraplegia; equinovarus in the right slight convergent strabismus of the left eye.

The child performs a full range of movements with his upper limbs. His latest check-up examination with a neurosurgeon was in March, 2014: head circumference 46 cm; the child is in a good general condition, conscious, satisfactory tonus, with clinical evidence of normal functioning of the shunt.

The boy plays with different toys in a different manner. He prefers musical toys.The child is emotional. He smiles, laughs and rejoices when involved in joint games and activities. He distinguishes between familiar and unfamiliar people. He is insistent in seeking adults’ attention and affection. The boy imitates sounds and is trying to pronounce his first words.

 

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.

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Dylan #6-21

DylanAge: 2
Diagnosis: Shunt placed to repair hydrocephalus; heterozygous β-thalassemia

Dylan was hospitalized at 3 months old with viral meningitis. At that time, neurological testing was conducted and hydrocephalus was diagnosed. A VP shunt was installed and Dylan’s neurological care continues to be followed by doctors at one of the top hospitals in his birth country. After routine lab work, Dylan was diagnosed with anemia. When his body did not respond to the common treatments, he was referred to a hematologist, who diagnosed him with heterozygous β-thalassemia. Blood work is done routinely in the orphanage to monitor this condition.

Developmentally, Dylan is sitting up, playing with toys, making sounds and interacting with adults. He eats mashed foods and drinks from an open cup. He will stand when held by both hands.

Photos and videos from August 2014 are available from 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.

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Murray

Murray (2)Murray (2)Boy, born August 2001
HIV

Isn’t he handsome!

 

Murray is in the same orphanage with several other available children.  Interested and approved families could adopt multiple children together.

 

From a family who met him in late 2013:
Murray is one of our daughter’s best friends, and she SO wants him to have a family! She says, “Murray is smart, very nice, very handsome, and he is a good dancer. He is a good English student, and he has many friends. He is funny and hardworking.”Murray (3)

We spent many, many hours with Murray (and all of the kids from Orphanage 60), and Murray was DEFINITELY one of our favorites. He is so sweet, so much fun, so wonderful! Murray loved using my camera while we were there. Every time I brought my camera, he wanted to take photos, and many of his photos turned out very well. He helps all of the kids in his class with their homework — this kid is SMART! He is very organized and loved helping us and the orphanage workers. His English isn’t good, but it’s better than any of the other kids in his class, so I know he’ll excel in his English once he’s in America and getting good English lessons. He was playful and loved spending time with us. I miss him terribly now that we’re home, and I want him to have a family just as much as our daughter does!

We have hundreds of photos and videos of Murray, not to mention stories of our time with him. If you or anyone you know is interested in bringing the most amazing boy you’ll ever meet into your family as your beloved son, please contact me. I want to find this guy his forever home!

$2818.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Kolby #65

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKolby_smBoy, Age: 3
Diagnosis: Retrolental fibrodysplasia on both sides.

Kolby is blind but is with preserved intellect and is very smart and sweet!

Kolby can crawl and walk a few steps when held by hand of an adult. He is able to hold a toy that was passed to him. He recognizes familiar and unfamiliar voices. He repeats everything said by adults and is learning children songs. He is able to answer questions correctly with yes or no. He is able to raise himself around fixed support and to sit. He enjoys the proximity of a loved adult, he likes to be hugged. He prefers to play with rattles, creating strong noise by hitting them into objects. He has a positive attitude towards himself and the surrounding. He does not show any signs of aggression or autoaggression.

 

Update July 2014
Kolby is very beautiful and charming little boy who has a lot of potential!! If he has the chance to find and live in supporting family environment – with a loving, caring family, who helps him show and develop his potential, he has the abilities to achieve a lot. He is just 4 and he can speak, walk and freely lead a dialog with adults. This child just needs someone, who will love and direct him and then I am more than sure that growing up he will have more independent and free life – life that everyone needs and deserves. He memorizes very quick, his intellectual capacity is very good. This child is looking for contact and socialization most of the time – just because he is motivated by himself, he needs it. He misses one of the most important sense that can master skills and information with (his vision), but he has fully preserved intellectual capacity, as well as auditory. He can achieve a lot if he finds his family forever, who will support, help and show him how to master new, and more and more skills. This child really needs his chance for better future, full of love and care that will help him to be complete adult in the future!
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.

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Sadler #1049

Sadler 1049Boy, born 2004
Moderate delays in neuro-psychical development, Secondary hypothyroidism, nanism

Sadler understands and keeps the rules in the group and in school. He works with a speech therapist and psychologist in order improving his development of physical processes and speech.

Sadler is smiley, good-natured. He loves to be object of an adult’s attention. He recognizes different emotional conditions – happiness, resentment, sadness.

He uses simple sentences. He knows the children from the group, he knows the names of the children and the adults from the staff in the Home and the school. He is able to have a conversation, he asks questions, and answers with simple sentences to asked questions. He shows interest and involves himself in organized activities with the children from the group.

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.

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AnnaMarie

AnnaMarie (1)annamarie-2Girl, born December 1998
AnnaMarie is really struggling right now, longing for a family. Many of her friends have been adopted in the last year (through RR), but no family has come for *her*. She wants a family so badly — aches for a family, cries herself to sleep because her longing for a mama and a papa is so strong and so painful.

She knows what her future holds when she ages out of the orphanage and is on the streets by herself.   AnnaMarie is not some hardened 15yo.   She is a sweet, kind, smart, beautiful child who longs to be hugged and cuddled by people she can call “mama” and “papa,” a family of her very own.   Please, share this note and share her profile.   She only has until December to find a family.

AnnaMarie loves school and was in 6th grade when I met her.  Her favorite subject is math and likes working on the computer and with cameras. AnnaMarie is very quiet, sweet, and soft-spoken.   She is very positive.   She wants to have brothers and sisters of her own, and has many friends.  She likes going out with her friends and dancing.  She wants to go to college.  I hope someone can help her make her dream come true!

AnnaMarie is in the same orphanage with several other available children. Interested and approved families could adopt multiple children together.

$14,293.97 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Travis

TravisBoy, born November 2011
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

This little cutie is Travis and he is 2 years old. He loves when his caregivers tell him stories and he can stare at the books. The doctors diagnosed Travis with cerebral palsy. He is able to sit up on his own and can stand with a little bit of help. Travis is not able to walk just yet, but he is working on it! His caregivers say that he is one happy little boy. Travis loves to listen to stories and try to babble. He can put blocks into a cup and bang them together loudly. His favorite toy is a rattle and he loves when his caregivers tickle him!

$47.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Alyssa

AlyssaMei3AlyssaGirl, born November 10, 2000
PRC
hearing nerve injury on both sides, serious on right side; right scroll ear deformity; scoliosis; congenital anal atresia, postoperative anoplasty;  postoperative rectovestibular fistula

 Alyssa needs to be adopted PRIOR to her birthday in November!

Alyssa was a little introverted when she was young. Now under the help of teachers and aunts, she is quiet, smart, and has a ready smile. Guardian AngelShe is fairly active when she plays with familiar people; she can take good care of herself in life, and is organized and responsible. She can care about young brothers and sisters; sometimes she is reserved, like a girl. In the studying, she is very careful, and is able to finish homework according to the teacher, meticulously, writing and reading text in particulars.

Additional pictures are available for interested families.

There is a family who adopted her best friend and is willing to talk to anyone interested.

$367.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Annabelle

Annabelle March2014aAnnabelleGirl, born July 2009
PRC
Amblyopia (both eyes); congenital nystagmus (both eyes)

Annabelle is a beautiful little girl. Her caregivers report that she is blind, but can see some light and objects. She will giggle and smile when a camera flash goes off, so it does appear that she can see light. Annabelle’s development is delayed, but from caregiver reports, she spends most of her time in a crib or in one area. So it is quite possible that some of her delays are from institutionalization.

From an update in late 2012, Annabelle is able to sit and stand with support and can play while on her stomach. She is a quiet child who does not communicate much. She may need to have her hearing checked. She has never seen an eye doctor. Annabelle needs a family who can get her in to see medical specialists. Are you the family who can giver her the attention she needs and deserves so she can blossom and reach her full potential?

March 2014 update-
Annabelle shows delays and can only see light. She is very outgoing and enjoys playing with kids and adults. In a current video, she can be seen standing up as well as trying to repeat a few words. Annabelle loves hugs!

$450.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Robbie

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Robbie (2)Boy, born April 2010
PRC
Low Vision

Robbie is a bundle of fun! He loves to jump, play, talk and sing and he really likes being silly. He is learning how to do a lot of self help skills for the first time, such as changing his shoes, putting on clothes and he practices fine motor skills with lots of different activities and objects. He is very sweet and he loves attention. Robbie is in a primary school class with other children who have low vision. Robbie receives services from an organization that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or have low vision. His teachers fell that Robbie could easily go to a mainstream school and learn with sighted children. He is waiting for a family that he can be silly with and who will help him continue his great progress.

$4.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Harbin

30419222151Boy, May 2011
Cerebral palsy, symptomatic epilepsy (secondary generalized seizures), optic nerve atrophy, crossed eyes.

 

Hello, sweet baby!  Aren’t you just precious?

Large families welcome; married couples only.

 

 

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Tayte

Boy, born January 2009TayteTayte
PRC
Albinism

Tayte is outgoing, active, has a ready smile and is fond of playing toys; he is not talkative and likes playing games with children in the same room. He is close to the caretaker and his favorite activity is that the aunt takes him out to play with children to the top of his bent. He is a lovely boy.

Because of congenital albinism and light photophobia, he wears sunglasses when he plays outside.
Update, July 2013: 
Tayte is a smart and easy going boy. He attends kindergarten where he gets along well with other children. He can feed himself, dress himself and go to the restroom by himself. He picks up toys, sets the table, and is able to do some housework.

He takes the initiative to greet people who he knows and have simple conversation with them. He meets someone and will ask them if they have finished their days work, showing concern for other person.

Because of his vision, he struggles with pictures, but he is a organizer of other kids to teach them the games he learns at school. He will play with those he is unfamiliar with if introduced to them and told to play together. He likes to sit on adults lap and cuddle with caretaker.

He can go up and downstairs. Going down is a bit slow as he is afraid he would fall. He can run very fast and adjust his speed according to the circumstances. He likes to play toys with wheels and music. He especially loves to explore the environment.

$1,711.89 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jagger

jagger3 jagger240502230449 (3)Boy, born late 2004
HIV

 

 

$168.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Astor #472

472_photo2_Jul14472_photo1_Jul14Boy, 5 years old
hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, symptomatic epilepsy (no seizures and medication since Jan 2011), latent infantile cerebral palsy and mild mental delay.

He walks independently; his gait is stable, although characterized by some CP features. He gradually improves his coordination and movements.

He eats well independently. He drinks from a cup with a little help by an adult. He uses the potty purposefully but he does not control his physiological needs yet, although he has developed notions about them. The boy takes off his shoes, socks and trousers by himself. He enjoys helping with household chores: cleaning the table, putting the toys back on their places, arranging objects and throwing garbage at the respective places

He seeks getting attention and interactions with familiar adults and he easily establishes contact with strangers as well. He prefers interacting with adults but he also joins some of the joint activities with the children from his group- he watches them and tries to do what they do. He follows various instructions very well, even such that have been addressed to another child. He can easily be persuaded with words.

The child has slightly delayed development. He shows good results from the physical therapy and pedagogical rehabilitation. The staff at the orphanage reports that this boy has very good potential for further development if raised in a family environment.

Update July 2014

The boy is very sociable and extremely responsive to interactions. He maintains very stable eye contact, listens intently to what he is told, responds adequately, smiles back at people, initiates interactions and comes up with his own ideas about what to do.

He is very independent and often refused help during my visit and preferred to try harder and do things by himself.
He has such a good attention span for a child his age and he obviously greatly enjoys being involved in educational activities.

As reported by the orphanage psychologist, he is striving for perfection and would not stop performing a given task until everything is in order and in the right place. He would not proceed to a next task before putting the things from the previous one back where they belong and he would not leave a room before closing its door. He is quite sharp and does not need instructions to be repeated to him. He is eager to please and get adults’ approval and praise. He is not embarrassed to seek an adult’s help when needed.

It is very easy to communicate with him, despite his unclear pronunciation. He has a lot to share and does whatever it takes to make himself understood and make his wishes known. Seeing how he is doing in an orphanage environment, he would undoubtedly just flourish in a family.

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.

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Finneas #

FinneasBoy, born July 2011
Cystic Fibrosis

Finneas has been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. He is receiving medication and is otherwise doing well physically. Recently, improvements have been noted in his speech and motor skills. He interacts with his peers and is learning to walk with adult assistance. He plays appropriately with toys and has a good emotional tone.

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.

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Ivey

31209225022 IveyGuardian AngelGirl, born 2001
Arthrogryposis

 

From a family that met her early 2014: She is SO smart and funny and has the best sense of humor. When we were in there, she asked the staff if it was possible to get a family for herself, but they felt the answer would be no- because no one would want someone as badly disabled as she was. She can do nothing for herself physically, her limbs are twisted very badly, and unlike many of the others, she cannot feed herself. She lies on the couch and another older girl, also disabled, comes and feeds her. But she is amazing- despite her lack of formal schooling, she has memorized poems, and such. But she is also a fantastic conversationalist. She reads, can write some (limitations of her arms), has an incredible memory and method of delivery of things she has memorized (she also sang for us). She loves the color yellow and loves dressing up to feel pretty. She also loves to watch cartoons, but is ok with “serious dramas” on tv too lol! she’s spending her days on a couch, wishing for a family she fears will never come because her limbs are twisted and she cannot be “useful.” I am praying with all my heart that there is a family out there that recognizes that a person’s worth is not measured by what they can physically do- and will cross the ocean to call her daughter, because I truly believe she would be an incredible addition to a family. She’s spunky and overcame her hesitation about potential rejection, in order to ask me if I would please see if I could find her a family.

$837.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Spencer #

Spencer (2) Spencer (1)Boy, 5 years old
Mild mental delays, family history of mental illness, malnutrition, physical delays, strabismus

 

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.

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Ashur

Ashur (2) Ashur (1)Boy, born November 2010
PRC
congenital microphthalmia

Ashur is so cute! He has low vision and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the full.

He is a very friendly child when he is with his ayis and friends, but he is extremely timid and afraid around strangers. He loves to reward people who pay attention to him with giant, ear to ear smiles. He can see things to an extent, including colors and shapes, and he can pick up a piece of rice or cookie off the table or floor if he has dropped it. However, he can’t see further away. This rarely limits him though and he is an amazing little boy who loves talking, singing and giggling as well as walking, jumping and playing. He also loves cuddles and he is happy to play on his own, play with other kids and also play with adults.

$54.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Elijah #29-5

ElijahAge: 1
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Elijah recently turned a year old. He is rolling over, making sounds in an effort to mimic speech, playing peek-a-boo, reaching for toys and trying to play with them. He interacts with his care givers through facial expressions, sounds and gestures. He recognizes familiar people. He has no other health issues other than Down syndrome. He eats and sleeps well.

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

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Nadia #25-63

ONadia 2563Girl, 5 1/2 years old

She is extremely sweet and smart, and doing very well!!!

She has been diagnosed with: “Children’s Cerebral Palsy. Spastic quadriparesis, average degree” and shows very good potential for development. She has exceptional spirit and constant striving to prove herself, which is also stimulated by the foster mother.

 

Update August 2014 – This girl’s intellectual development has been progressing very well since she’s been placed in the foster home. She knows a lot – she asks questions, has conversations with the people in the complex. She is able to lead dialog with people and uses full and complex, meaningful sentences. Sometimes for people who are not used to with children’s speech is difficult to understand every word. But with the time when used to her pronunciation everything become more understandable. She has very good vocabulary for her age. Her speech still is not clear, mainly because her CP but we are sure that with more constant and daily work with speech therapist everything just will gone.

She has undergone four surgical interventions in connection with her cerebral palsy. Two of which were on her Achilles tendons, and two of her hip joints, in which she had implants put, because of dislocation of the joints. The last operations was in the middle of June so she is still recovering, that is why she is unable to crawl or stand up straight with someone holding her by the waist. Her therapy is gentler ever since her last operation. More operations are planned, because she still can’t overcome the abduction in her hip joints. Her upper limbs are less spastic than the lower once, her left side is better than the right one. She mostly uses her left hand while eating with a spoon, drawing or throwing something, she can hold the bowl with her right hand while eating with the left one. She tries to chew on both sides while eating.

She knew some English already! She counted to ten, then she translated words from Bulgarian to English: elephant, rabbit, dog, boy, etc. She counts to 30 in Bulgarian; she knows the colors and named them. She knows the alphabet, when asked with what letter begins some word or someone’s name – she says the letter. The foster mother told me that they practice adding and subtracting (and also her fine motor skills) at home with a bead frame.

She is a very beautiful, charming and sweet little girl, who has a lot of potential if she is given the opportunity to develop in a good and loving environment. She is smart and intellectual preserved, has the ability to speak and lead conversation with people, just needs a little bit more individual attention, love and cares that will help her to achieve more and more. She is able to learn a lot, given the fact that everything she showed me has been thought only in a year and four months. She deserves to have her own family that will love her and take care of her, she will benefit enormously from having her own home and family with resources that will help her reach her full potential and become everything she can. She is so radiant, smiled and positive child, who needs the chance to keep her smile on her beautiful face forever!

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.

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Shiloh

40502230221 Shiloh (2)shilo2Boy, born mid 2004

From a family who met him, June 2014:

The day we saw him was the end of school party and he had the biggest part in their little skit. He had a really long poem to memorize and did great with it. He was having lots of fun! We could not see any physical or mental delays at all. He’s totally just a typical ten year old boy.

I saw him on the bench later, enjoying a conversation with one of the nannies. He sounds very well spoken and seems mature for his age. I waved to him but he was a little shy and the nanny had to prompt him to wave back, but he did and appreciated the attention!

Later one of the other nannies called him to do some chores and he happily went to work with “Horosho! Horosho!” (good, good) and a smile on his face. He smiles a lot, or perhaps he was just in an exceptionally good mood because it was the last day of school! Either way he would make SUCH an amazing son. And he is so handsome! He’s grown up some from the most recent picture and I think he is even more handsome than he was before!

 

$1036.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jonny

jonny updated picture feb 2014JonnyBoy, born August 2003
PRC

Crossed eye, repaired club feet, Bell’s palsy

Jonny is outgoing, clever and lovely. He is getting along with others well and can get along well with other children. His favorite activity is bouncing the ball and his favorite toy is Ultra-Man toy. When someone plays on the seesaw and slide he is happy. He is fond of listening to music. With the guidance of his teacher, he can do morning exercise following the music, and do some simple dance movements. He is happy to help others and knows to care about others; he is willing to help others. Under the care and loving of everyone, he grows healthily and happily. Everyone expects he will have loving parents soon.

Jonny has a $5,000 agency grant and his orphanage donation will be reduced, possibly even waived completely.

$50.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lloyd

2007, March 30th, LloydBoy, born March 2007
Thalassemia- B

At the age of 3 years, Lloyd was placed with a foster family and started attending the preschool nearby. He quickly adapted to the family environment and gets along with

his family members. Now he can go upstairs and downstairs alone, can run and jump freely, and can understand the words of others. He likes to help his foster family and he can put on his own clothes and go to the bathroom independently. He likes to play with puzzles, play games, and play with toys. Usually he is not talkative, but he has a ready smile. In a strange environment or in front of strangers, he speaks in a low voice, but after being familiar with people or the environment, he becomes more active, speaks clearly and uses a high voice.

$8.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Margeaux L18

photogirlGirl, Born December 1999
Down syndrome, oval window
L18

 

Margeaux is almost 13 years old and is in a crib in her photo :(   She is considered quite low functioning, but it is these children we always see the greatest transformation in!   She is able to pull to a stand.   Full medical and behavioral information is available.   Older parents, larger families and single moms welcome.  Margeaux needs a family who is experienced in international adoption and the challenges of children with special needs who have been living in institutional settings.

Additional medical and social history available from the agency.

Update 2014:
Currently Margeaux receives schooling in the 3rd grade but she is not able to learn language, counting, or to recognize digits and letters etc. The teacher comes to her twice a week. Learning process is actually more of an interaction with the teacher; Margeaux listens to the teacher read, and they do some activities together. She reacts towards words like “let’s eat” or “let’s stand up now” etc. She is not verbal. Margeaux reacts towards the smell of food. She is satisfied when feels comfortable. Margeaux does not like environment changes; she does not like persons’ she is unfamiliar with.

Margeaux does not stand up on her feet (she needs support). She is able to change position in the bed by herself. Due to her severe mental delays, she is not able to try learning how to walk. She has leg malformation. Margeaux is being put in the wheelchair, several times a day she is taken out of the bed and being put on the buckwheat bag and also put on the toy horse. A doctor has said that the musculature of her legs could not be overstrained, she also does not like moving a lot.  Margeaux receives massages.

Margeaux has 4th level of care, it is the highest level; she is incapable to take care of herself and to perform simple self-care activities. She is not able to chew food, she is being fed only with purees.  She has inner anxiety, auto-aggression – she might hit herself on the face but she is not aggressive towards others. She sleeps well.

Margeaux is rapidly approaching the time where she will “age-out” and no longer be eligible for international adoption (by US law).  Her life means, and can be, so much more than this!  PLEASE do not leave her behind now that she has been given a voice and a chance through Reece’s Rainbow!

$10,505.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Patton

patonupdated picture2 feb2014PattonBoy, born Sept 2005
PRC
Hypospadias

 

Patton is a happy boy with a wonderful smile! He likes playing outside, riding the tricycle and playing on the playground. Patton chuckles when being teased by adults. He is darling and will be a wonderful addition to the right family. Can you see him on your family outings to the park? What a smile that would bring to his sweet face!

A $5,000 agency grant is available, and his orphanage donation has been reduced and could possibly be waived completely.

$50.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Alexander #19-5

AlexanderAge: 2
Diagnosis: Achondroplasia (dwarfism) and delays in his development

Alexander lags behind in his physical development. At the time of his medical report, he could roll from back to stomach, but was not yet sitting up. He was pronouncing combinations of sounds. He plays with toys and enjoys musical games and activities. He seeks out interactions with other children and adults.

More details about his development, along with new photos and videos will be obtained.

 

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.

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Tiya #11-45

TiyaAge: 8

Diagnosis: Massive destruction of the brain matter, sub-cortical cysts, cortical atrophy; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Symptomatic epilepsy; Hypotrophy; Premature puberty

This little girl has significant delays in all aspects of her development. She will turn her eyes and head in reaction to someone speaking to her. She stops crying if someone calls her name. She follows objects with her eyes.

 

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

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Owen #11-41

Owen Mar 2014Owen 2014 (1)DOB: 2008
Diagnosis: Von Willebrand disease, epilepsy, strabismus and delayed neuropsychological development.

Owen has been diagnosed with Von Williebrand disease and as a result is also anemic from the bleeding episodes. He is also reported to be very hyperactive and he’s currently being given medication to help calm him down so that he can focus better. The hope is that this will also reduce some of the bleeding episodes. His development is delayed, though he’s recently started making more developmental progress just to a change in his current environment. He walks and tries to run. He eats from a spoon. He is beginning to babble and make sounds. He plays in the children’s play room and enjoys going on walks with caregivers. He receives wilate treatments as needed for his condition.

Update 2014:   He has stable and consistent weight gain; walks stably and tries to run; produces random sound combinations; follows simple instructions; loves it when someone sings to him; builds up a pyramid of elements; plays with toy cars.

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Romeo

40804201205 Romeo

Boy, born 2014

Down Syndrome

 

Good golly, voted most likely to steal your heart …

 

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

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Starr

40808183336  Starr (2)40808183336  Starr (1)Girl, born 2014
DS, congenital heart defect, duodenum atresia (operated), syndactyly

 

 

$9.27 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Everett

EverettBoy, born 2013
Hydrocephalus, disorder of brain, spastic hemiplegia, umbilical hernia, ectopic perinal testis, hereditary optic atrophy, alternating esotropia, cardiac murmur, vit d deficiency

 

 

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Finn

30419223250 FinnBoy, born August 2010

Achondroplasia with anostosis of long bones and musculoskeletal system malformation

 

What a handsome boy Finn is!   Such serious eyes.

 

$27.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mathilda

40622125059 MathildaGirl, born 2003
HIV+

 

 

 

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

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Mikel

40730100708Boy, born 2014
Down syndrome, heart murmur

Will be available in Fall 2014.

 

Oh my goodness!  That sweet face!  I bet he’s full of personality…

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

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Hester

Hester 1 Hester 3Girl, born July 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome; esotropia

What a little pumpkin Hester is! Hester will be turning two soon. She is diagnosed with down syndrome and esotropia. Hester was just moved to a foster family in January. She is a good sleeper once she is out, but she likes to play a little bit before falling asleep. Hester is introverted and quiet. She likes music, TV, and toys with sound- her musical toy car is her favorite! At 4 months, she could keep her head up and could grasp things and move them to her mouth. She also began to find other kids. At 6 months, she could turn over and could play with toys near her. At 7 months, she could kick her feet strongly, bounce on the caregiver’s lap, and could turn to the sound source if you called her. At 8 months, she could sit well, grasp things, and pat toys. At 12 months, she was afraid of strangers and could not walk.Now she likes sitting in the walker and rarely cries. She can make the sound of “mama” and “baba”. Occasionally she can call out “mama” and “baba.” Hester laughs loudly when being teased. What Hester needs most is the love of a forever family! Could you be her forever family?

$1.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Julia

Julia 2

Julia 1Girl, born March 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome

Imagine this precious 2 year old girl with a smile on her face. Julia is currently living with a foster family. She is not yet speaking, but she can express her needs by eye contact,gestures and babbling. When she sees her favorite toy on the desk, she will point to it while making the sound of ah ah, trying to get someone to bring it to her. When she is hungry, she makes the sounds of yiyi ah ah. When someone is eating, she might go to her/him with her hands holding onto the desk, and ask for food. She is currently still in diapers, but cries when she has a bowel movement and stops crying right after her foster mom changes her. Julia can stand up alone and can walk with her hands held by an adult. She likes to ride her toy horse and enjoys playing with other children. When there are children over, she rides her horse over to them and watches them play or follows them by riding the horse and chasing them in the yard. If her foster mom calls her, she will turn her head and walk to her. Julia is fond of imitating. When there are singing and dancing programs on TV, she wiggles and imitates the dancing. When her foster mom praises her by giving a thumbs-up gesture, she imitates the thumbs up! When people leave, she can express goodbye to them by waving her hand. Julia is a lovely little girl who would be a blessing to some lucky family! Will you be the family to put a beautiful smile on her sweet face?

$30.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Saige

Girl, born November 2002
Down syndrome
PRC

Saige is almost 12 years old, and still waiting.

From her file:  At present, she has lived here for 3 years and now she is 9 years old. She studies cognition, language, math, social intercourse, emotion, fine arts, music, arts and crafts and physical education. She has Down syndrome and although she is 9 years old, she has poor developments than normal children in her age in terms of language, intellect and social intercourse.  She cannot speak clearly, yet she is willing to communicate with others. Typically, she could call the names of her familiar persons, understand words and follow 2-3 steps of instructions such as use a cloth to clean a table. She could express her needs via 3-5 words such as a teacher gives me soup. She could refuse the things she dislikes orally such as I do not want more rice and I am full.

She could tell several colors such as red, yellow, white and black; tell and use over 10 daily used goods, tell circle and triangle shapes, know several animals such as fish, chicken, duck, dog, pig and cow. She could tell several vegetables and fruits such as apple, banana, pear, cabbage, carrot and pumpkin as well as vehicles of cars, motorcycles and bicycles. She could count numbers from 1 to 10, take a couple of objects, figure out the size of objects.

She can walk, run, jump and crawl as per instructions. She loves doing gyms and dances the most. She could thread a needle, hold a pen to draw, write down numbers and simple words. In terms of self-cared ability, she could eat on her own, go to washroom, clean and wash, wash and fold clothes, clean rooms and wash and put away tableware.

She positively participates in the games with other children and she is polite, greets acquaintances when seeing them. She could help fellow friends do something. She enjoys showing herself off and she acts as an older sister.

She is outgoing, gentle and kindhearted. In daily life, she tends to help the children who are not capable than her to do something as her age appropriate such as helping other children putting on shoes, taking on and off clothes and washing face. Other children love such older sister. She has sweet teeth, likes wearing colorful skirts and playing dolls.    She has been healthy since admission and seldom gets sick other than having chap on lips in winter time.

$10,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sally #25-55

Sally (1) Sally (2)Girl, born 2011
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Agenesis of right kidney.

 

Motor Development – she turns independently and many times from back to stomach and vice verse. She makes attempts to sit up on her own and when the upper part of the body is lying down on the slightly raised support, she is able to sit up without any help. She is happy from everything that she achieved alone and is looking for a suitable place to lie down and exercise alone the sitting. She moves in space by moving herself in seated position. She actively uses the opportunities for movement. The child shows desire for walking and held by an adult by the armpits, she walks with diligence, but she has no stable support in her legs, sank/drops herself, and holds her legs bent at the knees and wide apart, often raises her legs in the air and does not touch the floor. When climbing stairs when held by adult, she steps steadily on her feet and rotates them consecutively, stepping on the next step. When placed in a walker she moves by pushing herself with her chest. When placed reclining in front of adult, she exercise pressure with her foot on a cylinder module.

Habits – developmental age – 12 months. She drinks from a cup with adult’s help, feeds with a spoon given by adult, bites off but does not chew the food, she just sucks it putting it on her palate. She alone takes a piece of bread put on the table, with her lips. She shows desire for independent feeding and enjoys when the spoon is put in her hand. She reluctantly accepts when placed on pot, but more often performs her physiological needs in it.

Pictorial activity – 15 months. She alone leaves traces on a paper, holding the pencil with lips. She is happy of joint drawing with adult, with a pencil placed between her fingers.

Emotional-social development – developmental age – 24 months – with positive attitude, feisty. She shows initiative and independence. The child reacts with joy of close to her adult’s approval and with displeasure to ban, she is radiant, calm, and actively spends the awake time. She enters in interaction with the other children in the group.

Speech – developmental age – 21 months. She understands adult’s the speech, pronounces 10-12 words – sentences. She tries to connect two words in a sentence. More often expresses her reluctance for something, in verbal way. She makes transfer of her vision, received from the perception of real object, in the perception of the relevant image on the picture and identifies them – she names 5 images in pictures – ball, phone, cup, shoes, baby.

Update July 2014.
Yesterday we visited the little girl 2555. We are amazed by this little girl – she is one of the sweetest girls I have ever seen and at the same time she is fighter who doesn’t want to give up on the smallest of things! She is so full of energy and life! She is very smart and intellectually preserved, and mentally developing very well! Her potential is huge! I am honestly in love with this little girl! She made me laugh as she is really funny, smile with tenderness, and at the same time, I had tears in my eyes knowing that she still does not have a family to help her and love her through the difficulties she is going through. The orphanage staff helps her a lot and takes the best possible care for her but they can never be compared to what mommy and daddy can give. I truly hope that the family forever for little girl will find her very soon!

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Rebecca

Rebecca  update 2014 (3)Rebecca 2014Girl, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

 

Rebecca has Down syndrome, and a heart condition; ASD, enlarged RA, mild insufficiency of TV, and mild pulmonary hypertension…the left side of her heart has normal function. A brain CT and EEG were both normal.

Rebecca is a precious little one who is just 2 years old. She was found abandoned at a bus stop when she was about 5 months old.  This sweet little girl has delays; to be expected, of course, but she does not seem to be receiving the therapy she needs to help her progress more quickly. Her heart condition is slowing her down, too. Imagine the great progress she will make when her heart is fixed, and she has someone to help her learn and develop! Rebecca is crawling now, and her fine motor skills are behind. She badly needs a loving family and the continued stimulation that will help her develop and improve her future. It is certainly not too late to begin working with her…at all! Rebecca is sweet, quiet, and loves to watch other children play. A family for Rebecca will help her join other kids at play!

$2,085.83 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Malachi #4-10

MalachiAge: 1
Diagnosis: Hypothyroidism

After birth, doctors suspected Malachi had Down syndrome. They later decided that he did not, but no genetic testing was ever done. His heart was checked at the national cardiology hospital and was determined to be normal. He’s also had brain scans, hip Xrays and other testing, which is all normal. At this time, his only medical diagnosis is hypothyroidism and he is on medication for this condition.

Malachi has been living with a foster family since he was just a few months old. He stands up in his crib holding on to the side. He sits independently and crawls. He walks while holding on to an adult’s hand. He currently has 8 teeth and eats from a spoon. He waves hello/goodbye and claps his hands to cheer. He listens when spoken to and laughs out loud when teased. He differentiates between familiar and non familiar people. He picks up and holds toys. He is saying individual words. He loves to be hugged and smiles when spoken to.

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.

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Kitt

40427101745 Kitt (1)Girl, born 2009
HIV+

 

Kitt certainly has a sparkle in her eye!  She will be available for adoption in late 2014.

 

$47.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Samson #438

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASamsonGuardian AngelBoy, 2 years old

This 2-year-old boy has been diagnosed with: condition after perinatal asphyxia; respiratory distress syndrome; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy; neonatal infection; seizure syndrome; averagely large ASD (atrial septal defect) type 2; significantly delayed development.

Samson Aug 2013

A $2500 grant may be available from the agency for Samson’s family.

 

$5,241.19 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Olen

31021075254 Olen (2)Boy, born May 2013

Down syndrome

 

Oh what a lovely baby boy!  His deep dark eyes, and his hand reaching out — he needs a loving family!

 

Olen will be available for adoption in summer 2014.

$2,129.68 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Layla #56-3

LaylaAge: 1
Diagnosis: weakness in right hand and leg

Layla had a cyst removed from her brain when she was a baby. She”s been very healthy since then. She currently has some weakness in her right hand and right leg. However, she does use her hand and she’s taking step while holding on to one hand of an adult. She can sit on her own, crawls independently around objects, walks on her knees and can walk on her feet while holding one hand of an adult. She moves around in a walker and climbs on physical therapy equipment and toys. She repeats words and understands everything said to her. She follows simple directions and plays with toys. The staff reports that she does not have any mental delays. She has a very happy personality and eagerly engages with staff. She receives physical therapy daily. She walks using both legs and will use her right hand as well. In the videos taken in July 2014, she is opening her right hand and taking steps with her right leg.

Additional photos and videos from July 2014 are available.

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.

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Collier

Boy, born October 1999

Down syndrome, significant mental delays

 

This handsome young man has waited a long time for a family of his own!

Update March 2014:  Collier- he breaks my heart. He’s also in a room with many older, more active and larger boys that are busy moving around, and so he retreats to a small area in the corner of the room, sitting on the floor in between two beds, and just watches everyone. He’s TINY- think toddler/preschooler size, definitely not like a 14 or 15 year old. He’s just a baby in so many ways. I cannot believe that in a year or so, he’ll be too old to be adopted- it just does not seem fair that a virtual preschooler would spend the rest of his life like this. he seemed very quiet, watching everything but never getting up to come over, even though we were handing out cookies and candy and juice.

 

Update June 2013:
Collier is a sweet little guy who just wants to be loved. He looks like he’s about 2 or 3, despite being almost 14 years old. He always keeps trying to find food, and is somewhat of a bottomless pit – I fed him lunch and a candy bar and he was still trying to take food from the other children. He attaches to you very quickly. He would not let go of me when I was in the room and was always trying to go outside on walks. When I picked him up, he would always giggle and smile. Collier would be a most precious son.

 

$10,135.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Stephanie #25-11

StephanieAge: 6
Diagnosis: developmental delays

Stephanie has been in her current placement for 2 years. She is making constant improvements in this environment. She is becoming more independent. She can eat on her own, drink water from a cup, she tries to keep clean. She is willing to put her shoes on and dresses by herself, and with some help she succeeds. Her fine motor skills are also improving. She is a calm child. She rarely becomes irritated. She communicates willingly with the other children and adults. She enjoys listening to music, dancing, watching cartoons, but her concentration is still low. She plays willingly with different toys – dolls, ball. She goes to a kindergarten, normal socialization, well integrated in the group.

 

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.

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Lettie

40720105029 LettieGirl, born 2014

Down syndrome, heart murmur

 

Oh my goodness!  This sweet baby with the serious face — she is truly irresistible!  Look at those CHEEKS!

 

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

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Ned

Ned (1) Ned (2)Boy, born 2003
PRC
Alopecia

Ned is a charming 10 year old boy who has been waiting for a long time for a family because of the relatively minor special need of hair loss! Ned was abandoned at the age of five and arrived at the orphanage in a malnourished state. He was very fearful of others and self-conscious about his hair loss. Ned was unwilling to interact with anyone at the orphanage, and when people tried to talk to him he would run away.

A teacher at the orphanage realized the cause of his anxiety and bought him a hat. The teachers praised Ned and told him he looked handsome and his confidence started to build almost immediately. Now Ned is 10 years old and he is lively and extroverted. He is of normal intelligence and attends the local school where he is hardworking and studies carefully. Ned loves going to school. He has a lot of friends there and gets on well with everyone.

His orphanage fee has been waived completely in the hope of finding him a family!

$53.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lydia Rose

Lydia Rose 2 Lydia RoseGirl, born August 2007
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Lydia Rose is a shy girl; she has a ready smile and is fond of singing.  She is a very happy, obedient and good intelligent little child. At the age of 2 years and 6 months, the scissor step disappears and she can basically finish the actions such as putting off the shoes and socks. She can conduct the simple communication. At the age of 3 years, she can have meals with bowl and spoon. She can wash hands and face with help of the caretaker. Now little Lydia Rose can stand for several minutes alone. She can hold objects to walk. She has the prominent hand movements. She move flexibly and can hold things. Her intelligent development is well. She can conduct the daily communication. Lydia can take off clothes and go to the toilet without help.

Update and pictures from August 2012.

$2,651.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Roxie

RoxieGirl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Roxie is an adorable little girl who is 4 years old. She has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Roxie is healthy, outgoing, lovable, very social, and happy. This sweet little girl loves to play with the other children. She is speaking (simple words), and her motor skills are good. Roxie is ready for her family to come and bring her home!

$256.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Annalyn #6

AnnalynAge: 10
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Annalyn’s mother was a victim of human trafficking. When she became pregnant, she was able to move into a privately run orphanage that also houses single mothers who are homeless. Annalyn’s mother lived in the facility with her until Annalyn was 3 years old. Annalyn was later transferred to a different orphanage and currently lives in a group home.

Annalyn feeds herself, drinks from a cup on her own and controls her physiological needs during the day. She walks, climbs on play sets in the yard, runs and goes up stairs independently. She dresses herself with minimal assistance. She likes to play with toys, balls, loves to play pretend games and makes attempts to play role games with adults or other children. She loves to swing, to hum and dance. She understands what is said to her and follows oral directions, but does not have well developed speech. She freely interacts with the other children via mimic and gestures; she likes to play with them and seeks their attention. She demonstrates curiosity about the world around her, especially when it is in relation to the others. She attends a special needs school during the school year.

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Seff

Seff (1) Seff (2)Boy, born May 2011
PRC
Down Syndrome

Recently turned 3 year old, Seff is the definition of a BEAUTIFUL BOY! Seff has a beautiful smile when teased and a sweet giggle that comes out when someone is talking to him. When he was younger, he patiently waited for his bottle. He knows his name and reacts to being called. He has good head control and he can crawl and sit alone. Seff can hold his own cup to drink water and he can hold a spoon to eat food. He is able to stand steadily alone and can walk when one hand is held by a caregiver. His language development is delayed. Basic sign language would help him to be able communicate his needs at this time. Seff is gentle and lovely. He likes to be around familiar people and he can get along well with other children. Seff is willing to share toys with other children too. He likes going outside and building block towers. When there is nice music, he listens carefully. He enjoys it and it makes him very happy. Could Seff be your son? It’s clear Seff is going to make some lucky family so very happy!

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Vaughan

Vaughan Photo 4 Apr-2013Vaughan-2014Boy, Born February 2012

Down syndrome

 

Brown hair, brown eyed Vaughan was born in February of 2012 with Down syndrome.  He has an infectious smile and big brown eyes.

Update April 2013: What a sweet and active boy. He always wants to play and brings your attention on him. He is very smiley and very happy boy. He moves a lot and likes to play with toys. He can roll over and sits up with support. He babbles. He eats and sleeps well and does not get sick very often.

Update July 2014: Vaughan continues to be an active, alert and happy child who loves to dance.  He walks, climbs, sits up, points, understands instructions, and finds ways to communicate his needs.  Vaughan babbles and is described as an all around fun kid.
Even though Vaughan was born prematurely at 36 weeks gestation, he is very healthy.  It is reported that he does not have a heart defect and currently requires no special care.

$1,103.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Yule

yuleupdatedpicture2march2014Boy, born Dec 2009Yule (2)
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

 

This handsome little guy likes to giggle when he plays. He was found outside a hotel gate when he was 6 months old. He is able to walk holding an adults hand and knows simple words, but has difficulty with correct sound production.

Yule is an outgoing little guy who likes to play with other children and will share his toys.He likes to play with cars and blocks and loves to listen to music.His caretakers describe him as an unforgettable good child and hope he finds a family soon. Are you ready to snuggle or play cars with this sweet little boy?

$4,277.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ashton

40224204946Boy, born August 2010
Spinal bifida of lumbar area with hydrocephaly;  lower smoldering paraparesis

 

An adorable grin on Ashton!
Update early 2014: Ashton has started to walk slowly with support. He is a very smart, nice boy, very much loved by everyone in the orphanage.

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Large families welcome, travel required.  Married couples only.

 

$2,000.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

 

 

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Frankie

Frankie 1

Frankie 2Boy, born April 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome

Are you ready for this C-U-T-E-N-E-S-S? Recently turned two year old, Frankie is diagnosed with down syndrome. Frankie can sit alone and can crawl. He can imitate adults’ actions, can bang two blocks together, and can stack blocks. Frankie knows his name and reacts when called. His language development is delayed. Basic sign language would be a great option for him at this time. Frankie is outgoing, cute, and lovely. He likes to lie close on people. When there is music playing, he will shake his hands happily and shake his hips. His favorite toys are cars. Frankie is one unforgettable boy!

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

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Lexi

LexiGirl, born October 2005
PRC
Hyperextension of right knee/incontinent (possible lower spine issue)

Lexi is a beautiful little girl with such a sweet spirit! She is 8 years old, and has hyperextension of her right knee and is incontinent (possible issue with lower spine). She is able to “walk” with some assistance. Lexi used to sit and watch the other kids run and play, and she was so sad she couldn’t join in the fun. She worked and worked to find a way to get around! Lexi has had some delays but has excellent fine motor skills. She can take care of herself very well and is a smart girl. She has a best friend at the orphanage. Lexi sings while her friend dances. I imagine Lexi would love to be able to dance, too. She will need possible surgery and therapy on her right leg, and help with the continence issues. Lexi is a very loving and patient little girl. She is ready and waiting for a family of her own.

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

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Yulia

Yulia update (2) Yulia update (1)Girl, born September 2010

PRC
Down syndrome

Her orphanage says her mental development is better among other children with Down syndrome; her physical and mental development is delayed compared to other normal children of her age. She is quiet, shy, gets along well with others. She is a cutie and has no other medical conditions. Her picture is about a year old; the agency is hoping for an updated photo soon.

Update:
She is a good eater, not picky with food. She gets up at 6:30am, and goes to bed at 9:00pm. She can understand what you said and response to the instructions. She can put her toy close to her ear and pretend it is a phone and talk . She can recognize some pictures with your help. She can walk, run, jump, climb up and down stairs.

She can eat by herself, but she may get food on the table. She can go to the toilet by herself if you remind her. She needs to wear diapers when she goes out. She can put on pants and shoes, and she can take them off. She is very active and lovely. When her foster father come home, she will get him his slippers and wait for his kiss. She likes to help foster mother to do housework, she will hold a dust cloth and clean here and there like her mother.

Videos available:

http://youtu.be/FAhTMQazR6g

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http://youtu.be/Pd1JtsiuTqQ

$5,025.97 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Faith

Faith Photo 3 Apr-2013Girl, Born August 2010

Down syndrome

Faith was born in August of 2010 and has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. She has been seen by a cardiologist and the report shows that she has no cardiac concerns or problems. Faith is very active; she can walk holding onto a stable object and likes to listen to music. She is a somewhat serious little girl who makes sounds, recognizes her caretakers and smiles when teased.

From an adopting family who met her in January of 2013: “While visiting with our little girl [at the same orphanage] we had the pleasure of getting to spend time with sweet “Faith”. She is such a delightful little girl with the most amazing smile. She loves to be held, touch your hands and listen to music. She is not defined by her diagnosis and shows true determination for life. She is such a happy little girl and is waiting patiently for her forever family who will give her the chance to reach her full potential.”

Additional photos, videos and medical information available upon request.

$2,730.33 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Geneva L12

photogirlGirl, Born October 1999

Down syndrome

SO grateful to have this opportunity to share these beautiful older children with you!    Geneva is darling….almost 13 years old and growing so well.  She is much loved, and attends a school for children with special needs in the 5th grade.

Geneva has a little hyperactivity…she gets bored easily with things and goes from activity to activity.  She does not use words or gestures to express her desires.  She has such potential to learn to communicate, it would open up her own world and improve her level of frustration.   Geneva also has alopecia areata (like Reece!)…she may benefit from Vitamin D therapy and/or steroid treatment for that hair loss.

 

From her caregivers:  Very lively girl, moves all the time.   Wants individual attention to be focused on her.   Does not react on the admonishments of carers.   Girl gladly attends lessons but does not understand the need for them. Does not ‘see’ herself in the mirror.  Is not able to repeat movements with her lips and tongue.  Has good self-service skills and also tries to help others.   Gladly draws with pencils, chalks and also paints. Is trying to learn to ride in the three-wheel bike.   Likes walking around the city, going to cinema.   Behaves well, eats with fork.  She is a singleton, does not participate in the group activities.

Older parents and large families welcome.

$15,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Janie

Janie Photo 2 - April 2014Janie Photo 4 Jun-2013Girl, Born August 2012
Down syndrome, cataracts

 

Look at this sweet chunk!    Janie was born in August of 2012 and has Down syndrome.   Her heart is healthy, but she has been diagnosed with cataracts.  Janie is a sweet, quiet girl who loves to eat and sleep.   She is interested in her environment and smiles and babbles when someone gives her attention.   Janie can roll over on her own and is well loved by her caretakers.

Update February 2014: Janie is doing well.  She is an active girl who responds to music with clapping and rhythmic babbling.  She likes playing in her playpen, too.  Janie has received a crystalline lens implant in her right eye and now responds to light.  She is being monitored by her doctors for progress with her vision and to decide how to treat her left eye.

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

$1,346.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brice #4-5

Brice 4-5 Aug 2013 (1)OAge: 5
Diagnosis: Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Brice has had genetic testing in 2010 that confirmed his diagnosis. Muscle hypertonia in the lower limbs has been observed recently. His gross and fine motor skills are developing. He walks, runs and goes up/down steps. He plays with toys appropriately, plays with other children and is sociable with children and adults. When he gets involved in an activity, he will play for long periods of time. However, if he is not interested or the task is too hard, he is easily distracted. He talks in 2-3 word sentences, asks and answers questions, follows verbal directions, responds to his name, knows the names of the other children and adults and can identify objects (clothes, body parts,etc) and how to properly greet people. He feeds himself. His development is considered to be delayed.

Additional photos and a video clip are available.

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.

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Quinnlee

QuinnleeGirl, born July 2010
PRC
Blind

Quinnlee is as cute as a button! She loves to smile and be tickled. Quinnlee was born without any eyes and this has caused her to be completely blind. She is very social and loves to be around her friends and caregivers. She has been healthy and has not even had common colds. Quinnlee loves to be cuddled and loves when her caregivers sing to her! She loves to dance and shake her hips to the music. Quinnlee’s toys are very special to her and she only likes the ones that make noise. Quinnlee is learning to walk with a walker so that she does not bump into things, and she is starting to explore the world with her hands. Her caregivers say that she is very beautiful and has an amazing smile!

$227.46 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Alda

40115160442 AldaGirl, born September 2009
Cerebral paulsy, hemiparesis to the right, minor heart anomaly (false chord), developmental delays

Alda is able to walk independently.

She will be available in September 2014 when she turns 5 years old.

 

$1,190.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Poppy

poppyGirl, born January 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Agency grant available up to $2500

Little Poppy is only 1 and has Down syndrome.
She likes to babble, has good hearing, can smile if being teased, and also will dance with her hands and feet. Poppy likes taking a bath, and can wave her feet in the water.

Poppy is so sweet!

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

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Robbie # 29-11

Robbie_2014 Robbie2_2014Age 2
Diagnosis: Presence of malformative stigmas: short fingers and wide palms, lowly situated ears, projective forehead, sunken ears, saddle nose, and sharp chin; delays in development

Robbie has been tested for Fragile X and other genetic conditions in an attempt to diagnosis the “malformative stigmas”. All testing has come back negative at this time. Additional testing is currently being performed. He has mild developmental delays. He sits unassisted, pulls up to a standing position, stays standing and moves holding on to unmoving support. When supported by an adult, he walks independently. With respect of the fine motor skills, he holds toys for a short time, knocks with a block on another object. He explores the objects with hands and mouth. He rarely pronounces combinations of sounds. He listens to spoken language. He attempts to carry out one-step instructions with guidance. He is participating with interest in activities and games and cooperates with the adults. He holds the pencil and leaves pale traces on the paper only with guidance from the adult. He holds the spoon when eating but doesn’t use it. He prefers to eat more liquid foods by drinking them. He doesn’t have the patience to eat them with a spoon and can eat with it only at the end of the feeding. He puts blocks one on top of another with help. He fits in two toys on his own. He tries to repeat observed actions. He is calm when asleep and awake and eats with appetite.

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.

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Emily #4-63

EmilyAge: 8
Diagnosis: right-sided spastic hemiparesis caused by a cerebral contusion

Emily has brain damage due to physical abuse. It impacts the right side of her body. She walks with a slight limp. She is receiving physical therapy and making progress in increasing her physical abilities. She can now open her right hand and catch a ball with it. She is attending school where she is making progress in all aspects of her development. She has an official diagnosis of mental delays, though the social worker indicated that this diagnosis was assigned to her simply so that she could access school based services. The agency has medical and psychological information and will have updated photos and videos soon.

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Candace #450

Candace2 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAge: 8
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus and spina bifida (both were surgically corrected in the early neonatal period), club feet (surgically corrected; her gait has been stabilized with ortheses of both ankle joints), lower limb paraparesis, bilateral luxation of the hip joints, slightly delayed neuropsychological development.

Candace moves around mainly by holding onto a fixed or a movable support; uses a walker; does well writing letters and numbers; has steady attention, good memory and has developed logical thinking; rich vocabulary; reads syllables with some help; careful and diligent in the educational process; calm and friendly; seeks adults’ attention insistently; interacts with children.

UPDATE March 2014:
Candace is learning to walk without support. She is very independent & only requires assistance with toileting. She is going to school and knows her alphabet, numbers, colors, and is learning to read. She can work puzzles, dress herself, talk in complete sentences, answer questions correctly and participates in activities at the orphanage. She acts as a big sister to many of the younger children in the facility. She enjoys drawing, watching TV and playing with dolls. She says that her favorite subject in school is math. We have several photos and videos from March 2014 of Candace.

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.

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Reed #

Reed Dec 2013Reed is a 3-year-old boy with spina bifida, hydrocephalus and CP.

He is passive while in his bed, he can’t control his head and his legs do not support him. The staff changes his body position. He reacts to strong noisy interactions with spontaneous quailing.  He cannot speak and make sounds. He takes liquid food from a nasogastric tube. He gains weight and sleep well.

 

UPDATE:  the caregivers said that they believe that he is aware of his environment and what is going on around him. He does move his eyes when people are in the room and seems to be aware that people are there and talking.

Additional information and a video clip is available from the agency.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for his adoption at this time.

 

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.

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Thea #

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born October 2011
Significant gross motor delays, low vision, deafness in one ear, frequent respiratory illness

The was born at 25 to 26 weeks gestation and has had some of the usual problems associated with very premature babies. As of her last medical examination, she showed delay in general motor skills development, with improvement since last observation period- can sit independently, can stand continuously if placed to solid support, walks with assistance and crawls. She can reach, hold and play with a toy, placed in front of her. The left ear is with normal hearing, the right ear does not react. Can hold her attention for a while. Can articulate some sounds- ma-ma, la-la. Medical conditions that persist are asthma and diminished vision likely due to oxygen therapy after birth.

The agency has additional pictures and short videos of her, as well as more medical information.

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.

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Leah

LeahGirl, born January 2010Leah 1
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Leah is an active and curious little girl. According to her foster mom she is higher functioning compared to other children with the same special need. She is able to say, “mama, pa, and DADADA.’ Leah sleeps well and is not fussy about the foods served to her. She does not have a bad temper, but can become annoyed if one does not allow her to grab things you are holding. (2012)

 

$7,319.49 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Debbie

30416141749Guardian AngelGirl, born Feb 2009

Congenital dislocation of the right hip,  left club foot non-heritable, paraplegia with severe movement disorders

 

Debbie has been transferred!  She needs a family NOW.

$173.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Geoffrey

GeoffreyBoy, born Nov 2007
PRC
underdevelopment of the brain

Geoffrey is a darling little boy who is diagnosed with underdevelopment of the brain, but his file also says he is developing on target with his peers. He can walk and run, but sometimes loses his balance when moving too quickly. and may stumble. Geoffrey loves playing outside and he also likes playing with electrical toys. His favorite foods are apples and oranges. He is waiting for a family who loves to play!

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

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Callie

Callie Photo 2 April 2014 - April 2014 cropCallie Photo 1 2014 - April 2014Girl, Born 2006

** Two birth dates were provided to the agency, and the second birth date of Sept 2006 was confirmed twice from record provided by Ministry Of Justice. **

Down syndrome, strabismus (surgically corrected in 2011)

 

Blonde hair, blue eyes, fair skin beauty!   Callie is the funniest child that loves to sing songs, make bread, attend camp and ride ponies.   She has Down syndrome and was born in 2003.    Her strabismus was surgically corrected in 2011.   Callie is such a smart little girl who also loves her dolls and cell phones.  Callie can speak and understand two languages, including English!   If you like to have fun, make puzzles, build Legos and read books, Callie is happy to join you!

Update 2014:
Callie is a beautiful and funny girl who likes to sing and dance and who easily makes friends. Callie is communicative, speaking clearly in two languages, one of them English. She has an extensive vocabulary, tells stories, recites poems by heart, and remembers places and names.

Callie eats and drinks, dresses and undresses, and brushes her teeth independently. She is potty-trained and a very tidy, organized girl who makes her own bed and puts away her toys without help.  Callie attends school and her teacher describes her as an attentive and good student. She recognizes numbers and 30 letters as well as colors.

Callie would be a wonderful addition to a loving family!   MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

 

$5,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nadia and Nancy (twins)

born August 2007
Both girls have been diagnosed with FAS, pyramidal insufficiency in legs, mental delay, and crossed eyes

URGENT!  NADIA and NANCY HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED!!!

 

What a lovely little pair of pixies!  Nadia and Nancy are twins.  Please help us find them a family where they can grow up, together!

 

From a family who met them in 2012:

We saw them successfully feeding themselves borscht. They were sitting up properly and feeding themselves soup with a spoon. One walks and even runs a little stiff/awkwardly but they are absolute DOLLS! The other crawls and socializes.  They have deep auburn hair and dark hazel-ish eyes. They are both tall, lean, and long-limbed. One is a bit more shy than the other. Both are BORED and need music, hugs, kisses, and a mama and daddy! They loved our attention and carried around magazine pages. They are beautiful twin girls!!!Oh my heart!!!! My heart is breaking!  Someone will be blessed to be their parents!

From a family who met them in 2013:

Both girls are now walking! We hugged them a couple times. They are very sweet! They giggle and seem to speak in sentences (from what little Russian I understand). They have a teacher working with them to try and allow them to progress enough to be sent to a regular older child orphanage instead of an institution! They say mama and papa and smile and laugh when we come in each day. They feed themselves and I don’t think either one is in diapers.

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Large families welcome; married couples only.

$10,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Damaris

40502230723 Damaris (1) 40502230723 Damaris (2)Girl, born early 2004
Spinal amyotrophy

Damaris cannot stand on her foot, needs hamstring or ligaments cutting.

 

 

$123.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jeanne

JeanneGirl, born September 2003
PRC
Post-op hernia, congenital dislocated hip, curvature of the spine

Jeanne is 10 years old and is super smart and loves to draw. She is postoperative for a hernia and has a congenital dislocated hip. Because of her dislocated hip, she also have a curvature in her spine. Sometimes, in the winter Jeanne gets eczema on her hands and feet. Even though her walking is affected by her hip and spine issues, it doesn’t stop her from running, climbing, jumping, squatting, or doing any activities that she wants! Jeanne is studying in school with her friends and is making excellent grades. She can speak Mandarin and she is able to fully express her wants and needs. Jeanne is overall just a great little girl. Her caregivers say that she is active, outgoing, and very helpful. Jeanne had an evaluation done by an advocacy group and they said that she was ahead of my friends in her learning and expressive abilities! Jeanne has been taught about adoption and she would love to find a family of her own!

$117.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lucille

Lucille (4)

Lucille (1)

Girl, born January 2008
PRC
Post-op Hydrocephalus, developmental delay

Lucille is the sweetest little girl, who always has a smile on her face. She had two surgeries for hydrocephalus in May 2009, and has recovered well, making big strides in all areas of development, though she is still behind her peers. She likes looking at picture books, and will point out animals she recognizes in the pictures. This talkative girl enjoys chatting with people, and can now express herself in simple sentences, such as “I want to eat, mama.” Lucille can answer simple questions, and asks lots of questions herself! She knows the names of a few fruits and colors, and understands concepts like “front and back,” “big and small,” etc. She has a basic understanding of abstract concepts like time and age, and is able to recognize some household items. An energetic and extroverted little girl, she is the first one to run and answer the door when she hears a knock! She can go up and down stairs on her own, throw a ball over her head, and scribble with a pen. Lucille loves playing house, and is very good at mimicking adults. This sweet girl has been at a great Foster Home since she was 1 year 3 months old, and is receiving wonderful care there, but needs her own family to help her reach her full potential!

An agency grant of $4,000 is available for her adoption!

$5,253.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Silvie

Silvie (1)

Silvie (2)Girl, born August 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Silvie is an adorable little girl who can be timid but also talkative. She likes to imitate adult actions and to listen to music. Silvie is able to walk independently and likes to help her caretakers with their work. She is energetic, likes to play games and gets along well with others. Silvie likes to participate in social activities and likes to sing. She also enjoys reading picture books. Silvie is waiting for a family who will sing with her and read her bedtime stories. Are you the family she is waiting for?

$15000.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kellin

Kellin1 Kellin2Boy, born August 2011
PRC
Blind/anophthalmia

Kellin is a beautiful baby who was in a foster care home for children with visual impairments for 10 months in 2012. He improved so much during that time, he went from being a weak, unhappy baby to being a fat, happy baby! He loves to be cuddled and loves to speak baby babble and play with his lips so that they make sounds, and he repeats words. He learned how to crawl and to stand and he started to walk holding hands with one of his ayis. Since he has been back at his orphanage, he has been very unhappy. Kellin cries all of the time and he does not receive the care and attention that he needs. He mostly lies in his crib all day and he cries. This is such a different baby to the boy when he was when he was in a loving foster home and we know that with the love and attention of a family, he will return to his happy, healthy self.

$414.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Chloe Anne

Chloe Anne (2)Chloe Anne (1)Girl, born February 2002
PRC
DSD

Chloe Anne is a very pretty girl. The agency staff has observed that she is extroverted, sweet, obedient and friendly. She speaks in a soft voice and is very polite. Chloe Anne enjoys school, especially sports and physical activities such as jumping rope and playing hide and seek. She understands what it means to be adopted and wants to go to the USA. She hopes she can have a puppy with her new family.

The agency has MANY pictures and additional information for interested families.

Chloe Anne also has an agency grant available for $3500

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

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Carrie Ann

40402200842 Carrie AnnGirl, born November 2012
Lumbar spina bifida (myelocele) (post-surgery)

 

Oh what a sweet little dumpling!  Carrie Ann is developing normally.

 

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Preston

Preston 1Boy, born October 2009
PRC
Deaf, small birthmark in groin area

4 year old Preston will melt your heart! The director of the agency Preston is listed with has met him and just LOVES this child!! Preston is active, gets along well with others, is not shy with strangers, and is full of curiosity. Because of his deafness, he cannot speak. He can only babble. He also has a birthmark in the groin region. He is potty trained. He can follow directions and likes helping take care of other children. He helps pat the crying child’s shoulder to comfort him. Preston can get along well with other children. His favorite toy is a car. He likes adults to play all kinds of games with him and is very happy when they do. Preston will smile and stretch out his hands to ask for cuddling when he sees his caretakers and he has formed stable and close relationship with these caretakers.

$27.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nolan

Nolan picBoy, born July 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Nolan lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Nolan likes to play with blocks and balls best. He likes to play with other children and likes to look at books. Nolan smiles often, knows his name, and has good motor development. He is active and energetic. An orphanage project team visited with Nolan last summer.

$144.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marilee

MarileeMarilee1Girl, born August 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Marilee lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Marilee is optimistic, extroverted, active and gets along well with others. She enjoys school and likes to sit close to her teachers, usually reaching out her hands to ask for cuddles. She often gives other children a warm hug with a smile to greet them. Marilee is very polite and is a good helper. An orphanage project team visited with Marilee last summer.

$4.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hudsen

HudsenBoy, born April 2010
PRC
bilateral cerebral temporal lobe development delays and otitis in his left ear

 

Despite his struggles, Hudson is able to walk independently, put on and take off his own clothes, and feed himself!  Hudson is also able to express his needs or thoughts and is potty trained.

 

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Haddie

Haddie2Girl, born January 2013
PRC
Cerebral dysplasia, strephexopodia of both feet, neuroblastoma of left eye

Haddie is a quiet girl who can recognize familiar people, turn when her name is called and searches for dropped toys. She likes to play with colorful toys, cuddling with her nurturer, and is she finds something funny, she will laugh loudly. She is describes as being a smart and happy girl.  Additional pictures available.

Haddie

 

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ezrah

EzrahBoy, born June 2012Ezrah2
PRC
Ankle joint contracture of both knees and muscular tension of limbs reduced

Ezrah can keep his head steadily and can hold his head up; he can stand up with wrists held slightly; he can recognize the aunt who cares him, can make sound of ma-ma, nai-nai, can shake and stare at the rattles, can take a block in a hand and take another one, can reach and grasp the toy beyond, and can shake the rattles consciously; he can chase the toy with hands and can look for the dropped toy; he can react to the game of hide and seek and looking oneself in the mirror; he is very curious and likes to discover and recognize all kinds of never seen objects and fresh things. He cares about the changers of around people and things.

Ezrah has an extroverted personality, is active, likes to play games with peers; he likes colorful toys with making sounds; he responds actively to stimulation of new things or strangers.

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Charley

Charley Charley2Boy, Born May 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Tiny baby Charley! He will be turning ONE year old in May. The orphanage describes him as a “plump little baby” who eats and sleeps well. From his last report in January 2014, they said he could turn over in his bed, kick his quilt off, and follow a toy with his eyes and then his head will also turn to watch it. If you call his name, he will look for you, and he loves to lay or play in his bed. They say he is a quiet child who, when hungry, will not cry, but will suck on his hands instead.

$22.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Noah

Noah Noah2Boy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Noah is said to be a lovely boy who loves to cuddle and is doing well in rehabilitation training. Noah likes to look at himself and when the report was prepared in January 2013, he was already starting to crawl. Noah enjoys music and watching himself in the mirror.

 

$54.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mirabel


mirabelsept2013Girl, Born August 2009

 

Miss Mirabel is also a real cutie!   What a great smile she has :)   Mirabel is 4 now and facing imminent transfer.   We’ve had many successful adoptions from this orphanage and region!  Please help us share Mirabel’s need for a forever family!  Mirabel will remain bedridden for the rest of us her life if she is not adopted.

 

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From her medical records:  congenital malformation of the central nervous system, cerebral hernia, hydrocephaly subcompensated, flail legs
 

From one of our families who visited with her in August 2013:  ” We saw Mirabel this morning.  She is in the laying down room.  The nannies were carrying them outside.  She can’t hold her head up, support herself, sit, or stand.   It looks like she has no control over her legs at all…flopped to the side when the nannies carried her. She does, however, have good use of her arms.  She kept reaching up to try to touch me.  I gave her a set of the rings to play with.   She was SO happy to have something to play with. She kept smiling at me. I really think that there is a smart, aware little girl in that broken body.”

 

More photos available.  Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.  Travel required.

$7820.65 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Millie #57-2

millie2013Girl, born June 2004

Down syndrome, strabismus, eczema-primarily around the nose

Millie has Down syndrome and currently lives in an institution. She is under the care of a doctor for allergies and gastro issues. She currently takes a daily allergy medication and reflux meds.

Millie has difficulty making eye contact and other signs that she may also have Autism. A formal evaluation is being scheduled to either confirm or rule out Autism. She is significantly delayed in her development and requires adult assistance for most activities. She shows little interest in toys unless an adult is directly interacting with her and assisting her in her interactions. She is not yet talking, though she will vocalize to indicate her pleasure or displeasure with activities. She does not show any signs of aggression. She loves to swing and play outside and did make eye contact and smile at adults while participating in this desired activity. She walks and goes up/down stairs with assistance. She drinks from an open cup and eats with a spoon.

Millie needs a family willing to invest the time & attention needed to help her reach her full potential.

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

$7122.63 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Caleb

Caleb updateBoy, Born November 29, 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:  “Caleb is extroverted, active and restless. He has a ready smile, enjoys playing with other children. He loves listening to music, watching cartoons. He is energetic and likes being outdoors!”

Update 2013:

Caleb can walk, run, jump, climb, and is good physically. He expresses his needs well to his foster mom, and knows his eyes, nose and ears, etc. He even understands simple English. He can feed himself. He is an outgoing and active boy, likes being with other kids, the other kids like him also. His favorite toys are cars and toy bricks. He likes to play with trampoline, slider, water and sand.

$10,646.13 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nathaniel #449

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANathanielAge: 2
Diagnosis: infantile cerebral palsy and congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Nathaniel is 2 years old. Despite the limb spasticity, the boy walks when held by the hands. As for the congenital adrenal hyperplasia, the boy takes medications that have been prescribed by an endocrinology specialist and those successfully compensate this condition.

He moves around in a baby walker to get where he wants to go. He can get to a kneeling position independently and also crawls. He plays with toys, will reach for a desired object, places objected into boxes/containers and has a good attention span for his age. He says bravo and blows kisses. He interacts appropriately with caregivers and enjoys their attention. He maintains eye contact and is aware of everything going on around him. He makes noises to get people’s attention and then smiles when they respond. He follows simple verbal instructions such as “give it to me” and “come here”.

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.

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Bennett

BennettGuardian AngelBoy, born July 2008
PRC
Congenital heart defect, Post-Op Anal Atresia, Post op repaired Mega Colon, nutrients absorption issues

Bennet is an incredibly sweet and caring little boy who is in care of a fantastic organization in his home country. Unfortunately, Bennett has been VERY sick with an abdominal infection over the last year and needs a mommy now. His condition is stable but has a hard time gaining weight as his body is having a hard time absorbing any nutrients. He is on a regular diet supplemented with Pediasure.  He is a boy that is extremely happy, full of energy and is a typical and active little boy who needs some extra TLC when it comes to his feeding and nutrients issues. Bennett hopes a family will see him for the sweet, intelligent and handsome little boy he is and make him their son.

 

$109.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Holly Joy

Holly Joy (1) Holly Joy (2)Girl, born June 2009
PRC
Post Op Hydrocephalus, delayed development
Holly Joy is a shy girl who loves music and food.

Update January 2013:
Holly is able to speak, but only monosyllabic words. She is potty trained and can move about very well. She loves to be held by her caregivers and she also loves to play with the other children. She is a sweet and happy girl who loves to dance and interact with other children.
$10.80 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Belle

BelleGirl, born May 2007
PRC
meningocele and hydrocephalus

Belle is 6 years old and was born with a meningocele and hydrocephalus. She has had surgery to repair this and her hydrocephalus has been corrected as well. Both of her feet are slightly clubbed, but she is getting therapies to help this! Belle is able to count, sing, and knows her shapes and colors too. She is getting therapies and living in a wonderful foster home that helps her to improve all her skills. Belle’s caregivers say that she is energetic, gets along well with her friends, and has big, beautiful brown eyes!

$5.40 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lisa Marie

Lisa MarieGirl, born September 2002
PRC
Hep B carrier, mild heart murmur

 

Lisa Marie is a beautiful little girl who is in the 5th grade. Her favorite subject is Chinese literature. Lisa is a Hep B carrier and also has a very mild heart murmur. Her conditions do not stop her at all! She loves to jump rope and participate in fan dancing. People say that she is a sweet girl and when she gets nervous she will cry. Lisa loves to do origami and her favorite animals are puppies, kittens, and rabbits. If she could have three wishes she would wish for a big doll, to take a ride on a big airplane and go outside for a picnic or bbq.

$4.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tanner

TannerBoy, born September 2011
PRC
viral encephalitis, secondary epilepsy, external hydrocephalus

Meet handsome 2 year old, Tanner.

From his October 2013 file: He has normal limbs and mental development. On Apr 1 2013 he had a skull CT test due to his head size and he was diagnosed with external hydrocephalus. He suffers secondary epilepsy. Occasionally he has a convulsion and always takes medicine for that. At the age of 1 year, he could stand while holding onto something, could search for familiar sounds, could turn back if his name was called, and could search for dropped toys. At the age of 1.5 years, he could stand alone, could respond to other’s asking, and understood what NO meant. At the age of 2 years, he could walk freely, could go up stairs holding on, could call “ayi, jiejie”, and liked smiling. Usually he likes li