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

Susana

Guardian AngelSusana-218x300susana-2015Girl, born August 2006

Listed:  June 18, 2013

Mixed hemangioma of face and neck, Chronic viral hepatitis C, Other specified deforming dorsopathies (carriage defect), Astigmatism, Iron deficiency anemia

Susana is a friendly and sociable girl!  From a family who visited her during hosting:  “She’s a sweet girl, clung to her host mother a lot. Went through the dr appointments like a champ, very brave. Host mom said sometimes it would seem like she would shut down when she’d get upset or things wouldn’t go her way. The tumor is made up of blood vessels and requires more testing but is not cancerous to their knowledge. It will continue to grow if nothing is done and it has already caused problems with her jaw and she’ll require dental work.  Surgery to reroute the blood vessels is needed.”

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/5zvL4JakJds

Married couples only.  Larger families welcome, travel required.  Contact debbie@reecesrainbow.org for more info on how to adopt Susana!

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Vikki

Girl, born 2017
Down syndrome

Vikki has beautiful, big brown eyes! She is a calm baby and will only fuss when she is hungry, sleepy or needs her diaper changed. She eats every four hours and will lift her head while her foster mother feeds and talks to her. She is beginning to smile, make babbling sounds, play with her hands, sucks on her fingers, and turn her head towards sounds. Vikki was born at 40 weeks gestation and has Down Syndrome.

 

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Beckett

beckettBoy, born 2011

Listed: April 25, 2016

Beckett is facing transfer in summer 2017!!

 

 

 

$1,211.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nika

Nika1nika-2017-2Girl, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2, 2016

New pic January 2017! 

UPDATE 2017:  Two and a half year old Nika is waiting for her forever family.  She is a lovely little girl who has Down Syndrome. She can crawl and walk freely. Nika can speak simple words, and loves music, playing with dolls and mirrors. She is closest to her caregivers and the other children she shares her room with. Nika is quiet and sweet with a ready smile. I have been praying for Nika that she will have her forever home soon. I believe in miracles that God will lead a forever family to her.

Nika is an adorable little girl who has just turned 2 years old! She arrived at the orphanage when she was about 4 months old, having been found at a coal yard. Nika has Down syndrome, with no known heart or other health issues. While her development is delayed, as expected, her overall development is good. She has good fine motor skills, and at the time of her report (August 2015) she was able to say several words. Nika was crawling at 13 months of age. Nika loves to look at herself in a mirror. She will pat her reflection, and touch her head to the mirror. Nika loves dolls, and enjoys playing with her nanny and the other kids in her room. Nika is a delightful and loving little one, who waits for her very own family!

$1,332.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ashton

ashton-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Ashton Photo 1 Dec-2013Ashton was born prematurely in July of 2007. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, bilateral second to third degree neuro-sensory hearing loss, strabismus, left-sided cryptorchidism, and absence of speech. Ashton has been fitted with hearing aids for both ears that allow him to hear speech and sounds at louder volumes, but unfortunately, Ashton does not like to keep his hearing aids on.

Ashton’s overall development is delayed. He recently moved to a new orphanage where he now receives regular speech and physical therapy and is showing progress. In 2013, Ashton has learned to walk a few steps independently, due in large part to own his determination and desire to be mobile. He understands what he is told and can follow instructions. Ashton’s social skills are not well developed and he struggles to participate in group games, but he is described as a smiley and friendly boy.

Update February 2017: Ashton attends a boarding school for hearing-impaired children where he has learned to communicate perfectly using sign language. He wears hearing aids. Ashton is potty-trained, can dress and undress without assistance, and his ability to walk has improved considerably over the last few years. Ashton is a tidy, sweet and smiley boy.

Ashton is in the same orphanage as Graham and Nigel; these boys could be adopted together.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Anna and Alex #

anna alexAnna and Alex, twins, age 2 ½

Listed: Dec 1, 2016

Anna has cerebral palsy and, as a result, is severely delayed. She and her brother were born very early, each weighing around 2 pounds. Anna is unable to stand. While Anna does vocalize, she is unable to articulate words. She has severe cognitive delays, and it appears unlikely that she will be able to make these up. Anna smiles when she is touched and is willing to play games, but she tires quickly and requires constant stimulation to stay engaged. She is unable to feed herself and is fed through a bottle.

Anna’s twin brother, Alex, has bronchopulmunal dysplasia, cerebral leukomalacia (brain injury from birth), and an intestinal hernia which will likely require surgery. He is described as “lackadaisical” and “good-natured.” Alexander is able to walk 5-6 steps before falling over, and has generally uncoordinated fine motor skills. He does vocalize, but his speech patterns are underdeveloped. The assessment from Bulgaria states that with the appropriate interventions, Alexander could make up for some of his delays, but that his capabilities will always be limited.

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

Shirley #1-34

Shirley
Diagnosis: spina bifida

 

Pierce

pierceBoy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Nov 2016

Pierce is in a wonderful foster home. An update from October 2016 says that he is sitting up on his own and full of spunk and personality. He likes to play outdoors. Agency staff met Pierce in September 2016.

 

$76.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Drake

drakedrake-2017-croppedBoy, born 2016
Down syndrome

What a chunky bundle of love!!

Listed: May 31, 2016

New pic January 2017!  Darling!

 

$1,963.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Leo Yi

Boy, born 2004
PRC
PKU (Phenylketonuria)

Leo has a team of advocates on his side, because we have all fallen in love with this sweet, gentle boy. Leo has PKU; this is a special need where his body does not process protein in a typical manner. Because he has not had a special vegetarian-type diet, his untreated PKU can cause developmental delays. He was hosted last summer, so his host family was able to get good observations on him. His host mom is a teacher, so she’s trained to know what to look for. He has developmental delays, and it’s uncertain how much he’ll learn or catch up when in a nurturing, supportive environment. He did make good progress when he was with his host family. He is flexible in transitions and open to new environments. He slept soundly, and through the night. He followed along with his host family, and enjoyed being with them.

He ages out April, 2018, so he needs a family quickly!

Personality-wise, he is very sweet, gentle, became bonded to his host family. He loves attention, and loves to play. He is silly in a gentle sort of way. He went camping with his host family, and loved it. He bonded well to his family and he interacted with them in a playful manner.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Clyde

clyde-2016Boy, born 2013
Down syndrome, HIV, disorder of brain, atopic dermatitis, torticollis, atrial septic defect, biliary tract issue

Sweet baby boy!

Listed: September 22, 2014

 

$10,252.44 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Landon #

landonBoy, age 2

Probable Opitz Syndrome GBBB resulting in fronto-nasal dysplasia, hypertelorism, & male karyotype, MLPA-N. Hypospadias penis, surgically corrected in 2015. Accidental heart noise at birth, no longer present.

Landon enjoys interacting with the other children and is interested in music. He is a happy child and is developing appropriately for his age. Detailed medical information on Opitz syndrome is available along with several videos for any interested families. Could you be Landon’s forever 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.

Brenna

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: April 2017

Brenna is a lovely baby girl who smiles easily. She loves playing outdoors and listening to music. Brenna has Down syndrome, and no other diagnosed health conditions. As of July 2016, she could lift her head and chest up when lying on her stomach, and roll over without any help! If there was a toy nearby, she would roll over to get close to it, and when her hand touched it she smiled victoriously! She eats a wide diet including eggs, noodles, rice, and vegetables, and sleeps deeply. Brenna needs a family to give her lots of love and attention as she grows up!

The agency who currently holds Brenna’s file is offering a $5000 grant.

Marian #

Girl: 2010

Diagnosis: Disorder in psychological development, unspecified. Hypermetropia. Moderate mental retardation. Allergic dermatitis.

This sweet   girl resides in the foster family for last 2 years.   In the beginning of her placement into the foster family, she kept herself aside from the children, while now she definitely is looking for children and learning how to play with them.

 

She likes toys that move especially cars, but she also pays attention to musical and luminous toys. She also likes to swing, and she can sit on the cradle alone and keep herself. She likes to swing so much that she even laughs aloud while swinging. She moves freely into the space: walks, runs, goes down and upstairs – some of which are rather steep, she loves to slide, sits and stands up alone, crawls on both the ground and passes through a small tunnel, rises to her fingers, gives and picks up/takes toys, transfers from one hand to another, jumps, and spins around support.

 

The child attends public kindergarten/day care. There, for an hour every day, a resource teacher works with her!

 

She can fully undress herself, but  she needs  some help to put her clothes on. She controls her physiological needs! She uses a normal toilet, not a pot. She loves the water very much and to take a bath. She loves to eat everything and she is not capricious to the food, chews normally. In the transition from the institution to the foster family, she first ate blend food.

 

She has potential for development but she still needs a lot of work with specialists. Definitely there is a positive change in the child’s development and behavior since she was place into a foster family

Harper Grace

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Harper came into care when she was less than a week old and joined a foster family in September 2015. She is close to her foster mother. She has Down Syndrome but is otherwise healthy. Harper can sit alone, crawl, and stand and walk with help. She imitates words and responds if you ask her to hand you her toy. She is described as an active, extroverted little girl with a ready smile.

Patty #5-1

patty2pattyPatty #5-1
Age: 1
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Patty can sit without support. She moves toys from one hand to the other. She demonstrates emotional attachment to specific adults and is shy around strangers. She plays appropriately with toys. She says some words and is also able to imitate sounds. A recent update from Patty’s social worker states that Patty is able to stand and walks without problem in a walker. She is standing stable when someone holds her. She needs time to start feeling comfortable with someone she don’t know. She doesn’t have any problems with her hands. She grabs toys, she is manipulating with toys, she is able to move things from one of her hands to the other one, and she is reaching her hand to catch an offered subject or a toy. She says some words and she is trying to use phrases. She likes to eat fruits and vegetables. She changes without a problem the TV channel. She loves animals. The foster family has chickens and dog and she love them.

Photos and videos of Patty are available through the agency.

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

Aura Lee

40404202845 Aura Leeauralee-2016Girl, born July 2009
FAS, Microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis

 

NEW PHOTO DECEMBER 2016:  Aura Lee has already been transferred to the adult institution.  You can clearly see her wasting away, from that beautiful chubby-faced toddler she was before.

Status from April 2014:  Oh, isn’t she lovely?Aura Lee is doing very well.  She knows her nannies, smiles at familiar adults.  She can sit down and stand up with help.  She does not have mental delays.

Aura Lee has features consistent with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

Aura has developing speech — she can make separate sounds, and will repeat after an adult.

$293.51 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shay #

Boy: 2016

Down Syndrome

Special needs:  Low birth weight. Down syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – many VSD – state after surgery treatment.

His muscle tone – hypotonic. Good head control. He turns from back to stomach, takes asymmetric elbow support. He has legs’ support corresponding to the calendar age. Catches with palms with left and right hands, puts hands together to the middle line but does not transfer a toy. The child listens to speech stimulation, decreasing his motor activity and looking in to the adult’s face. Actively traces bright objects into the four directions on 180 degrees. Emotionally responsive in the contact with the adult.

 

Hollie

Hollie (2)

Girl, born 2011
PRC
meningocele
Hollie was 4 years old in August. She was abandoned at the gate of a coalmine on the day of her birth. She was born with a meningocele which required surgery. Unfortunately, she is not able to stand or walk and does not have bowel or bladder control. Hollie is reported to have normal intelligence, speaks well, and couldn’t be any cuter. She gets along well with other children and is adored by the orphanage staff.

Is your family able to help Hollie reach her full potential?

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

Logan

guardianangellogan-2017Boy, born 2012

Cerebral palsy

Listed: August 3, 2015

New pic January 2017!

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/YWmLwrCJvxk

Logan is a very sweet boy! logan-2016 He is receiving some physical therapy in his baby house and learning to sit up now.  He looks like a darling child with a bright smile!  Please adopt him before he is transferred to the adult institution!  MANY photos available!

Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.

$4,652.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Harrison and Henry

Boy, born 2013 & Boy, born 2011

Listed May 22, 2017

Must be adopted together!

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

Spring

SpringRODS Clean.Red.BorderGirl, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Listed March 23, 2015

Update as of May 2017: Spring is just adorable, and has Down syndrome. She was born with a heart defect; TOF/ASD, for which she received surgery in 2013. Spring has the delays expected for a child with Down syndrome and CHD, whose nannies love to coddle. She can walk while holding the rail, and can climb. Her fine motor skills are good. Her receptive speech is good, and her expressive speech is beginning. Spring receives therapy. She loves to play with the other kids, and enjoys being held. Spring has a significant grant through RR. She needs a family to help her reach her full potential…and to love her! New video is in her file!

$18,933.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jake (L)

jacob3 jacobBoy, born 2015
Down syndrome, specific mixed development disorder, operation plastic of Ventrical Septal Defect and Atrial Septal defect as well as closing Open arterial duct (canal); heart insufficiency, stage C, class F III, hypermetropy astigmatism, low height

Listed: Jan 26, 2017

Update 1-26-17: Jacob’s heart insufficiency diagnosis was before the operation and there are no signs since the operation. He now has only 1 degree of mitral valve not being able to fully close. His last consultation by a cardiologist took place on 11/15/16. He does not need any medical or operational treatment.

As of 10-17-2016 Jacob can turn himself from side to side and around by himself. He takes toys into his hands, plays with them and crashes them together. He smiles when he is spoken to and has started to pronounce some sounds. He laughs and has six teeth. He has a hard time falling asleep, but then sleeps well. He has started to crawl and can get into a sitting position and sit without help. He loves music and reacts to the sounds. His development is in delay due to Down syndrome. He needs speech therapist, special education teacher, and physiotherapist services in the future.

$209.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dalton

guardianangelBoy, born 2015

hydrocephalus; disorder of the brain; other pervasive developmental disorder; other hydrocele

Listed: July 26, 2016

$593.42 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kelly

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

This beautiful child who could not be any more adorable is Kelly! Kelly is close to her foster mother and she likes playing with other kids. She likes playing with all sorts of toys, including balls, blocks, and a toy piano. She loves playing a game where you have to hold hands with another child. Kelly is a very happy and smiley child and she interacts well with other people. She enjoys sitting on the lap of her foster mother and will say “mama” to talk to her. Kelly could support her head at 5 months of age, roll over at 6 months, sit independently at 12 months, stand with support at 16 months, walk with support at 18 months, and walk independently by 24 months. At 12 months, she was making sounds. She can now say simple single words. Kelly was reacting to her name being called at 10 months of age. If her foster mother smiles at her, she will smile back. She understands simple directions given by adults. If her foster mother tells her to share her toys, she will hand toys over to the other children. She knows the location of some of her body parts and will point to them when asked. Kelly was born with down syndrome and she has no other medical needs. Kelly is a very cute and friendly little girl who is going to brighten each day of a very lucky family- we just need to find the family that will be hers forever!

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

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

Hana

Hana (2) Hana (1)hana-updateGirl, born 2007
PRC
Spina bifida

Listed: January 4, 2016

Hana would bring so much fun into a family’s life. Just look at that glint of humor in her eyes, and she is a beauty as well. All she needs is someone to look beyond the wheel chair and the spina bifida to the little girl with so much potential. Besides smiling and hamming it up for the camera, Hana loves to play the piano and color. She smart and sensible, and the caregivers love her very much. She does well in school and can recite poems and works very hard. She is also very well behaved and her laugh is said to catch everyone’s heart who hears it. She gets along well with other children. Her report says “Her own wish is that she can own a happy family and she has the parent to care her.” Are you her Christmas Miracle of a family?

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Valarie #

Girl: 2015

Listed: 5/2017

Valarie is a sweet little 1-year-old looking for a family. Valarie is allergic to the medication Medaxon, she has a chronic liver insufficiency, atresia of the extrahepatic bile ducts, and liver cirrhosis. She can move and roll over from her back to her stomach. Valarie likes playing with different toys and loves toys that make noise. She shows a wide variety of emotions and is an altogether happy baby.

$110.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Cara

Cara 201420602083027
Guardian Angel
Girl, born September 2007

FAS, cognitive delays, anemia, ADD, congenital malformation of ribs NOS: pectus excavatum congenital heart defect:  Atrial septal defect

What a little doll!   She may be a strawberry blonde?  Cara is a sweet little girl with many of the challenges of fetal alcohol syndrome.   Facial features, cognitive/academic delays, inattention, and heart condition are all common symptoms of FAS.  She previously had a diagnosis of Hep C, but we believe that was preliminary at birth.   Families should be aware of this and prepared, but not expect it to be the case.  Cara will need to be followed by a cardiologist.

From one of our adoptive families who met her in 2013:  Cara seems to be a very bright girl all around. She wanted to sneak out into the room where we were playing with our daughter. They all try When she was told to come in she would quickly sit by our side and say, “but I’m going to sit here nicely and play, I promise.” I felt so bad when they would make her come in. She DID play very nicely. She didn’t throw any tantrums. We gave her a mini slinkie to keep and she was so excited and said thank you and ran back into the room.   Her hair is cut much shorter and she is petite.  She got her shoes on and off by herself…and fast when told she could play after her shoes were on.  She would really thrive in a family.  This region waives the 10 day wait usually too which is extra nice.

Update March 2014:
Cara is a sweetie, but more shy. She’s very pretty and has striking blue eyes and blond hair. She would watch me and sneak over to wave hello before the nannies would send her back to her chair. She’s in a groupa that does a lot of preschool type work, and and is set up like a classroom so the kids come home with more age- appropriate skills. Our just-turned-3 year old daughter knows how to work puzzles, hold a crayon/pencil properly to write (and is showing pre-writing skills already), understands the concept of counting, etc- not the “norm” for orphanage life! So, kids from this groupa will likely come home knowing how to play appropriately with toys but also prepared to learn in a school-type setting as well. Cara does have obvious facial features of FAS, but the only behavioral/developmental issues that were apparent from casual glance was the sensory needs- she does rock back and forth on her chair when she has to sit for more than about 30 minutes. Otherwise, she seems to do very well. She follows instructions and sat quietly while waiting for her turn.
$1,187.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Branson #

Branson 

Age: 2
Listed: 3/30/2017

Diagnosis: Premature birth, strabismus, reflux, right-sided hemiparesis

Branson is from Eastern Europe.  He was born prematurely at 28 weeks and suffered neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, mother-fetal infection, intraventricular hemorrhage IV degree complicated with porencefal cyst 53/23 mm, pneumonia, retinopathy, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Branson has strabismus, is allergic to Augmentin, and has not received some of his vaccinations due to low birth weight, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and bronchial asthma.  There is no data that the child was ill with any of the typical children’s diseases such as whooping cough, varicella, measles, rubella, parotitis.  There is no data that he has had Tuberculosis, seizures or convulsations, including from fever.  Branson has had bronchopneumonia with acute respiratory insufficiency during autumn-winter and bronchopneumonia dysplasia that evolved in bronchial asthma.  Videos are of available of this child.

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

Stella

stella-2016Girl, born 2010

Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2016

NEW VIDEO!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSDRmbGeQds

 

From a family who met her in February 2017:  ” She is what would be considered “low functioning”. I would describe her as autistic, although autism is not listed in her chart. She is currently fed via tube inserted into her mouth to her stomach. She was sick with a flu type virus and sent to the hospital. Prior to that visit she was eating regularly by mouth. After a week at hospital being fed by tube she has had difficulties swallowing. She is small. The size of a thin two year old. She does gently reach for your hand and make some eye contact and interaction. She has VERY low tone and does not sit up on her own. She is gentle. She does not yell or cry according to nannies, she is gentle with other children and mainly keeps to herself. Playing with her hands.”

From a missionary who met her in December 2016:  “Strabismus. Low tone. Very cuddly and mushy! Can stand with some support. I showed them some therapy positions and exercises for them to do to get her to weight bear on her feet and I can tell that they have been doing it. Her nose and eyes were excessively yucky and i suspected that her hearing was impaired from fluid. I discussed it with her doctors ad they were going to follow up on it. She makes sounds, no language. ‘Lower functioning’ (but I hate to say that). The orphanage workers love her and I think that is a problem in that they carry her about. She is in a baby house with typical peers. I believe with some medical attention and therapy she is capable of progressing.”

$1,186.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Brett #19-1

Boy, Born August 23, 2001

AGING OUT

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, Severe lagging behind in his development, Alopetio areata

Listed: June 23, 2010

Brett was born premature at home and taken to an open field, where he was abandoned. He was there for 6 hours before being rescued and taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for shock, hypothermia, bug bites all over his body and difficulty breathing. Once released from the hospital, he was placed in an orphanage and later transferred to a mental institution, where he lives today.  From a physical standpoint, he suffered several bouts of bronchitis and other sicknesses as a young child. He does have alopecia (hair loss), but does not have any other health problems at this time. Based on one of the video clips, it appears that Brett is able to pop his hip out of socket, as his can turn his leg at an unnatural angle.   He can walk and move freely around in his environment.

Brett suffers from many delays as a result of spending over 10 years in an institutionalized setting.   He walks, plays with toys, communicates using gestures and interact with adults at will. He is NOT aggressive.   The staff cares for all his basic needs and he is not receiving any academic instruction or any noted therapies at this time.  Several photos and videos of Brett from December 2012 are available.

 

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

Cole #

Boy: 2015

Listed: 5/2017

Cole is 2 year old sunny boy, he is very sociable and loving who was prematurely born, Delayed neuro-psychological development.

Cerebral palsy spastic quadriparesis.  Estropia of the left eye. Horizontal nystagmus  There is no confirmed metabolism disorder.  Receives daily therapy.

He sleeps calm but sometimes he wakes up and wants to eat and after eating something small he falls to sleep again.

Since the last month he is able to walk and wants to go everywhere he is able and to explore the world around him. Cole really enjoys watching through the window especially if there are people outside.He vocalizes sound combinations; he is familiar with the objects from the surrounding environment. He knows that with the remote is used for switching on the TV, he knows the ball is for kicking, he knows where the music toys are.

 

Since he has started to walk he has very positive development, he is friendly and shows no aggression or self-aggression. He likes people to pay attention to him. Cole gets along well with the other children in the group.

 

Cole been developing very well in the last few months with a tendency to improve more and more. The therapy with the rehabilitator has very positive results for the child.

 

Oliver #11-60

Oliver2

Age: 2
polycystic left kidney

Oliver’s medical condition does not require any medical intervention at this time. His urine is cultured every month to check for infections and he has had 2 infections in his entire life, which were appropriately treated with medication.
Developmentally, Oliver has delays that are common in a child being raised in an institution. At the time of assessment, he was 26 months old and was assessed to be at an 18 month level. Oliver walks, feeds himself, and plays appropriately with toys. He has a 1:1 caregiver that spends time with him each day. He is bonded to her and seeks her out for help. When playing with toys, he was observed turning, transferring from one hand to the other, opening, turning the pages, pushing a button and tapping with the whole palm in an expectation to provoke a sound from the toy. He was observed walking around outside where he explored the environment and mimicked picking a flower. He is shy, but he interacts appropriately with familiar staff members. He mimics their actions and follows simple directions.

UPDATE March 2017: Oliver is a happy child who likes to play with cars, listen to music and take walks. He likes to be praised and doesn’t like to be interrupted.  He also likes to draw and play with playdough.  He takes some time to warm up to unfamiliar adults.

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.

Oliver shows  facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure

Franny

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (PDA)

Franny is a beautiful baby girl, with the best chubby cheeks you could spend hours kissing each day. Franny’s caregivers say she is an easy baby who doesn’t have a temper. In April of 2016, she could lay on her tummy and hold her head up. As of October 2016, she could roll over and crawl on her hands and knees. She babbles and tries to imitate words and can now sit up independently too. She had surgery for in August of 2016, for her heart defect. The orphanage feels she might have some hearing loss, though they haven’t formally tested her since she’s so young. Franny is fairly extroverted and is close to the other kids and the nannies at the orphanage. This sweet baby girl enjoys looking in the mirror, listening to music, and playing with toys. The agency was able to get a great update for her- they have videos, too.  Franny will be such a blessing to a very lucky family – could that family be yours?

$243.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mayson #11-61

maysonAge 2:
Diagnosis: Hemophilia B & esophageal atresia

Mayson is 2 years old and is living in an orphanage where the doctors and staff work diligently to address his medical needs. He has a gastric feeding tube (G-tube) and this is how he receives all of his nutrition. He walks, says a few simple words, follows simple directions, and engages with staff and other children.

A full medical report, photos, and videos are available through the agency.

from a family that met him 2/2017:
He is a very happy and social child with a bright smile.  He watches people a lot, especially in new situations.  While he is a bit shy at first, it doesn’t take much for him to join in.  When he gets excited and smiles, you can’t help but smile and laugh with him!  He seems to form bonds and likes to be included in activities.  He’s very easygoing.
$274.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mona

mona-feb-2017Mona was born in May 2015 and has Down Syndrome as well as Tetralogy of Fallot. She has been monitored regularly by a cardiologist and heart surgery is scheduled for March 2017.

Update April 2017: Mona had the flu in March so her heart surgery has been postponed to a later time this spring.

Listed:  Feb 2017

Mona can sit independently for a quite a long time and moves herself into this position from lying down as well. She plays with toys (her favorite is a rattle), moves around, and babbles. She has no problems with eating, sleeping and toileting.

Mona’s caregivers say she’s not quite as interactive as some of her peers, but our team reports that she responded each time they called her by name.  The agency has video available.

$473.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gertie

Gertie Photo 3 Mar-2013Gertie was born in September of 2002 and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She receives regular physical therapy and is able to stand and walk with the help of a walker.

Listed: July 23, 2014

Gertie is described as an outgoing, sensitive and friendly girl. She eagerly takes part in group and individual activities and is very engaged in games. She likes to draw, memorizes songs and poems, and gladly completes her homework.

Update October 2014: Gertie is described as a smart, open and positive girl whose hard work continues to result in academic as well as physical progress for her. She’s now in 5th grade.

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

Gertie has received a $2,682.86 Older Child Grant.

Wrayna

wraynaGirl,

PRC

Down syndrome

Wrayna is an 11-year old sweetheart, with tiny splashes of silly and spunk thrown in. This girl loves to sing children’s rhymes and recite poetry, and she says that her favorite activities are doing art and writing characters. Her love for creativity is evident, in fact, as she spent much of our ‘free time’ doing crafts or filling in coloring books that I had brought along! Wrayna loved to have me do her hair in hairclips and bows, but while she said her favorite colors were red or pink, she often chose comfortable sweatshirts over ‘cutesy’ outfits … and wouldn’t hesitate, at the park, to run at the head of the pack with the boys.

Wrayna is an affectionate and people-oriented girl. Though it took her a moment to warm up to me initially, she quickly became connected and wanted to spend every minute together! Wrayna knew her friends at the camp and was considerate of those at her weekend foster home, bringing treats home for them on our last day at the camp and taking initiative to share. Wrayna is highly relational, but also independent, and she can play by herself for extended periods of time.

Wrayna’s special need does not define her or significantly hold her back, which is why I wait until now to write about it. In fact, over the course of the week, I found myself occasionally forgetting that I was talking to someone whose file says that she has Downs Syndrome. Wrayna is extremely high-functioning, and at age 11 seemed only two or three years younger than her typical peers. Wrayna can carry on conversations and understand concepts accessible to a child in early elementary school. She attends fourth grade at the special education boarding school, where she has learned to recite classical poetry, write some characters (her reading skills seem weak), and is so good at problem solving!!! One day I could NOT figure out the electric lights in a room, although I was inserting a key card. Wrayna looked at me like, “How do you not get this?” and turned the key over so that the magnetic strip could register with the card reader. This girl is sharp!

Wrayna can care for herself as appropriate to the life skills level of an 8 or 9-year-old child. She could dress and feed herself, express her need to use the restroom, and take a bath without assistance. Wrayna knew to keep close when we were out and about and was very responsive to direction. There was only one time in five days together that I had to implement a ‘consequence’ for disobeying —- took away a toy that she had refused to put away. overall, throughout the whole course of our time together, she was obedient and responsive. I had a small infant with me, and even though Wrayna needed occasional reminders to be gentle, she was very quick to watch out for the baby’s welfare – even stopping a well-intentioned older child from feeding her solid food!

Per orphanage workers, Wrayna has no medical needs other than asthma. On the day before we all parted ways, Wrayna somehow seemed to tune in to an English conversation that another staff member and I were having about how difficult it is to place older children and their unfortunate prospects within the country. She became very subdued and started to shed quiet tears, which she did on and off for much of the afternoon. Later she asked me, “If I have my birthday, will I not get to go to America {and have a family?}” We assured her that we would try everything we could to find a mama.

When the nannies came to take her back to her foster home, Wrayna truly cried. She so much wants to have a mother and a father. When I shared this with another adoption professional, she commented on the reality — that while many people may express concern for Wrayna, her increased age means that many potential adoptive parents may not pull the trigger…and her pool for hope is small.  Would you be willing to be Wrayna’s forever family?

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

Hayley

Hayley (2)

Hayley (1)Girl, born April 2011
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Hayley is 4 years old, and absolutely adorable! Her motor skills have been a bit delayed, but she is catching up to her peers. There is a possibility of mild CP. She is active, engaging, and loves her nanny. Hayley is sweet, funny, huggable, and always wants to play! Her file is a bit slim, so we hope to learn more about this little girl in an update. We do know she is a charmer, and very ready for a loving family of her own!

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

Robert Jay

robert-collageBoy, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

In September of 2015, I met the most special baby boy! He was to be advocated for as ‘Robert.’ Robert was 14 months old at the time and he didn’t have a file even started. Let me tell you about this little angel. This precious baby boy was found abandoned in a toilet. Unfathomable to me, but I knew God had a very important reason for keeping this baby alive. He is special- beyond special really. Back on that September day in 2015, I walked into a room full of kids of all ages. Most lay still in their cribs, not very interactive. They had grown accustomed to their solitary life. Not Robert. Robert was moving around, made awesome eye contact, and had the best smile. His eyes were piercing. As he looked into my eyes, I knew he was special and that I had to find this boy a family. Later on, I went into a room to meet all of the children with down syndrome who didn’t have files yet. In came this boy with a nanny who clearly adored him. I could tell he was her favorite by the way she cared for him, how well he appeared, and because I saw he was wearing these beautiful little bracelets, one on each hand. I knew it was that boy…the same one I had saw hours earlier in his crib. Then I saw him interact with his nanny. His smile and his laugh…it stole my heart. I found myself wishing I could somehow sneak him out and take him home because he was ADORABLE! The sad reality was that it would be at least 6 months before his file was even available. Unfortunately for Robert, it took much longer than that. It took over a year for his file to be made ready and to arrive to the agency…15 months from the first time I met him to be exact. But hey…it’s here and it’s time to find this precious little boy a forever family. He’s going to be such a blessing!

The agency has videos available, and is offering a grant of $5000 towards Robert’s adoption costs.

$189.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Eliza #

eliza-video-still-april-2016-sept-2016Eliza was born preterm at 29 weeks in February 2014. She is a healthy little girl with cerebral palsy (mild spastic quadriparesis) and developmental delay.

Listed: Nov 7, 2016

Eliza can sit, pull to stand, walk with support, and is learning to take steps on her own. She grasps and holds objects with both hands, knocks blocks together, and is able to play with toys independently. Eliza responds to visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation and shows appropriate attention span for activities of interest to her. She vocalizes combinations of sounds, but, at present, communicates primarily in a nonverbal manner. Eliza reacts when spoken to but does not yet understand all that is being said to her. At times she exhibits stereotypic rocking.

Eliza is a peaceful little girl who eats and sleeps well. She accepts the company of other children and allows physical contact with familiar adults, freely smiling and laughing in her interactions with them.

Update September 2016: Per our in-country representative, Eliza began to take steps independently without support at 18 months of age. Although unsteady, she is currently able to walk for short distances on her own. Eliza now imitates sounds and repeats syllables. She receives daily physical therapy. This sweet little girl would greatly benefit from additional therapies, and overall, from the support and love of a forever family.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

Gulliver

Gulliver-2016 2 GulliverGulliver-2016

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 8, 2016

Absolutely the sweetest little boy!! Gulliver has an incredibly sweet and easy going personality. He loves to snuggle and interact with people, but also does well playing independently. He warms up quickly to new people. Currently Gulliver crawls and walks with assistance. He is a fantastic eater and a great sleeper!! While in the U.S. for hosting he has had the opportunity to interact with lots of children and pets and has done great with all of them! He has also been on several long car trips and also done great. Loved the zoo, aquarium, beach and swimming pool!

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

Vinny #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis. Muscle hypertonia. Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Hydronephrosis 1st degree

 

Vinny is an adorable little boy that is living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He has poor muscle tone and active movements. Coordination is poor as well due to walking on his toes when trying to step (with help). He is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. At the age of 3 months old, he began reacting to sound and looking at objects. Vinny has good control of his head and can roll on his stomach and back. He does not attempt to walk and he has trouble sitting without support. He has spastically increased muscle tone. He does well holding objects but does not pass them hand to hand, but rather to his mouth. Vinny has a good attention span and does well with recognizing individuals. His behavior is calm and very playful when being interacted with. He listens when being communicated with and tries to interact back with syllables and noises. Vinny is a picky eater and very dependent on the work staff.

 

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.

Jayce

jayce-ajayce-2017Boy, born July 2002
Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2015

New pic January 2017.  INEXCUSABLE.  Jayce’s glowing smile has been replaced by misery.  PLEASE help us find his family!

What a beautiful smile!!  Jayce is already 14 years old.  He needs a FAMILY before he is lost forever to an adult mental institution.

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

Meredith Joy

meredithGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Brave Meredith is quiet but loves to smile! She is quite independent and likes to play with toys that make noise. She makes good eye contact, is responsive to others, and can stand with support. Meredith is believed to have Down syndrome, but no official diagnosis has been made. She is considered healthy otherwise.

$65.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Seamus

Boy, born 2017

Down Syndrome, atrial septal defect, other hydrocele

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

 

Hank Alan

hank-rk-photo-360x445Boy, born 2014
PRC
Lumbosacral Myelomeningocele and right club foot

Listed: Feb 24, 2016

Hank received surgery for the Myelomeningocele when he was around two months old and may be a little delayed compared to other children his age. Hank is being raised by a foster family in his orphanage. At the time of his report he was around 18 months old and able to crawl, stand and walk freely. He could pick up small objects with his fingers and imitate words. Hank was said to be an outgoing boy who enjoys listening to music and playing with toys. He is attached to his foster parents and enjoys being cuddled by them. His favorite toys are cars and blocks.

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

Lucia

lucialucia-2016Girl, born 2010

Listed: May 22, 2015

Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with simple partial seizures, Unspecified mental delays, myopia after stroke syndrome, lack of coordination of muscle movements

Very friendly and sweet!

Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/2bg0dC9jCC4

$151.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lylah

guardianangellylahGirl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, heart defect

Listed: Feb 2017

AN UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 2016 SAYS:
Lylah is very attached to her ayi and has just learned to sit up on her own. Her core strength continues to improve and she has a very sweet personality with silly smiles and giggles. She is in a wonderful foster home where he receives great care. Lylah receives physical therapy daily and she has really benefited. She’s just a tad spoiled (oops) and would prefer to be held and played with rather than playing on her own. She is VERY attached to her ayi. Video available from the agency.

$387.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mari Rose

marina-rose1Girl, born 2016

Down syndrome, congenital heart disease

 

She just had heart surgery in country!

$1,653.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Chad #14-2

Chad collage 2

Boy, born April 2001
Down syndrome

AGING OUT

Listed: June 23, 2010

NEW PICS FEBRUARY 2017! 

Chad was born in 2001, he started looking at objects at the age of 6-7 months old; he started reacting to sounds at the age of 4-5 months old; he started sitting independently at the age of 1 year and 8 months and he walks with support since he’s been 2 years and 6 months. Chad has Down Syndrome; Delays in the neuro-psychical development; Moderate mental delay.

The child considerably lags behind for his age in his physical development. His motions are uncoordinated. The fine motor skills are not mastered. The child walks independently and climbs up stairs with support.  His attention is difficult to attract and to keep. His memory is with limited volume and the memorization is primarily mechanic, with accumulation.  The child reacts with increased anxiety and cry to unfamiliar environments. He participates in group activities with the other children and actively contacts them. He cheers up when contacted by an adult and reacts by uttering sounds of cheer and watching the adult in the eyes. Chad is oriented in the space in the different parts of the day.  He demonstrates bond, cheer, anxiety, and guilt. He calmly observes the children playing. He would play with them and is happy from their contacts. He carries out elementary instructions: “come”, “sit down”, “give me your hand”. The child doesn’t have developed skills for self-help and needs constant support. He can eat independently. He can’t dress or undress but cooperates when changed. He reacts to his name. He is oriented in the daily routine.Chad collage 1

He understands the speech of the others when it is simple. He pronounces single sounds by imitation. He is interactive, seeks contact, and demonstrates selectivity and preferences in his interactions with the other children and the personnel. He has expressive facial mimics that he shows his emotions with. He likes to listen to songs, laughs out loud and claps with his hands. He moves in tune with the music and is very mobile and energetic. He attracts the attention of the adults by pulling them or patting them with his hands because he can’t speak. He pronounces separate syllables – “ma”, “ba”, “da”, as well as words with repetitive syllables – “mama”, “baba”.

MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE

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

Haines

40225194207 Haines (1)haines-2015Boy, born October 2002
Mental delay

Listed: February 27, 2014

New pic January 2017!  Haines is a wonderful young man.  He has been hosted several times.  Much information, and video, is available of him.  Haines faces the streets when he ages out next year. He deserves life in a FAMILY.

*** Haines has received an Older Child Grant in the amount of $3,872.15 ***

Adley

adleybBoy, born 2016

Down syndrome
tetralogy of fallot

$333.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Alvaro #

Boy, age 4
prematurity (33 g.w.), severe mental delay, rejected hearing loss of the right ear, hypotrophy, severely delayed neuro-psychological development; underdeveloped speech.
Listed: June 14, 2016
Alvaro needs individual sessions with a speech therapist and psychologist.


Update June 2016: Although he does not really interact with peers, Alvaro enjoys being in the company of adults, receiving their personal attention and being caressed. He prefers playing with balls and cups.
Alvaro eats transitional food. He is making attempts to feed himself independently, while the adult is only helping him scoop the food with the spoon. Alvaro’s sleep is calm.


This boy would benefit from individual sessions with a speech therapist and psychologist.
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.

Mae

mae-9-28-3mae2mae3Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Mae responded to her name at one year old, and appeared very excited when she saw the caregiver coming her way with her bottle. She would hold her bottle tightly and drank until the bottle was empty. When she was about two, she started to walk independently. Her favorite activity was playing outside. She loved to touch the grass and flowers and loved to go down the slide. In the spring of 2015, Mae was placed into a foster family within the CWI. She has her own foster parents and siblings and received much love from them. She is growing healthy and happy. Currently Mae is in the pre-school at the CWI. She has round face, big eyes, fair skin and looks very lovely. She has out-going personality and is affectionately to others. She is loved by all her caregivers. Because of her special need, she is developmentally delayed, but her abilities to understand things are good. She can respond accurately to the caregivers’ instruction. When she sees the caregivers holding a camera, she will pose for the camera. She also knows the function of some objects. Her language development is delayed. Besides occasional sounds she makes, she doesn’t have other language and cannot say a complete sentence. She can feed herself and take off and put on her shoes, clothes and pants. She is not potty trained yet and still needs to wear diapers. Now she is starting to be aware of her needs of going to the bathroom. When she needs to have bowel movement, she makes the sound “Bian Bian” or use hand gesture to let the caregivers know that she needs to go to the bathroom. Mae has wide range of interests. She likes to play with toys and play games. She likes to listen to music and dance. She often participates in the dance performances for different holiday celebrations. Mae is a lovely girl who needs to be with her forever family.

The agency has video available, and the orphanage fee toward Mae’s adoption has been waived.

$759.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Reese

reese-update-2016Reese July 2016Reese was born in April 2007 and has an infectious smile and piercing blue eyes. Reese has been diagnosed with strabismus, Spina bifida and hydrocephaly, receiving a shunt shortly after birth.

Listed: March 7, 2014

He is able to crawl with assistance, but cannot sit up without support. He receives physical and occupational therapy which has improved his head control. He enjoys books, blocks and singing songs. He is able to feed himself finger foods, such as bread and cookies. His caretakers say he is extremely smart and has an extensive vocabulary for his age. Currently he is completely immobile, but would really like to use a wheelchair like many of his friends. Any family interested in Reese will need to be prepared for obstacles that may come with his diagnoses.

From a family who met him in September 2016:  I have spent several hours with this precious boy. He is so smart, and kind. When we went to Mass on Sunday he was one of two children there. He sang out and was such a joy to be around. He is in a great country and a great orphanage, but he needs a home with parents who can spend the time to help him reach his full potential. His agency has lots of pictures and video and medical information. Please see him and share him. Maybe he could be YOUR son?

From a family who met him in December 2015: He is often very quiet and observant, very content to sit back and watch the action. He knows the words to many songs and recited prayers and seems to understand everything that is said to him, often replying appropriately. Reese is quite a handsome boy and could do so well in a family!

From a family who met him in March 2015: Reese is such a joy! He just laughs and laughs and loves to be a part of the other children’s laughter and joy. He even waved at me and blew me a kiss.  Reese is verbal, I heard him speaking some English as well as in his native tongue.  I was told that he will often start prayers and has them memorized.  Reese would thrive in a family that could provide him with the therapies and love that he deserves.  He really is a bright boy, but his physical limitations hold him back.

From a family who met him in 2014 and again in May 2015: Reese looked so much better this time! He remembered us and we hadn’t been there in several months. He was more interactive and his assisted sitting position seemed improved. He does great on his stomach and can raise his upper body and head. Reese sings songs with everyone and knows the words. He speaks in his native language, but can copy English words. With therapy and more medical care and a family, I think he would progress at a fast rate. His physical disabilities are out of his control, but he chooses to be kind, funny, loves to laugh, loves to be held and touched.

July 2016:  New photo and video available.

Married couples are given preference due to child’s court appointed guardian in this case.

$5,715.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Candy

CandyGirl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (VSD, ASD, PDA)

Listed July 2016

Candy is the perfect name for this sweet little girl! She is 3 years old and has a Down syndrome diagnosis.  She has had surgery on her CHD. We are working on getting an update as her file is over a year old but this is what her file currently states.

She can sit on the auxiliary chair, can hold her head up while crawling, can take a toy in her hand, likes to be cuddled by the nanny, and likes to hold the nanny’s hand; she can drink with hands holding onto the feeding bottle. Now she is added supplementary food; she knows her name, knows when called by the nanny; when she is unhappy at times, at this time the nanny needs to cuddle her and comfort her patiently.

Candy has a $6500 agency specific grant available with her current agency.

$1,003.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Royce L19

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born 2005

Royce, the oldest brother, has brown eyes and brown hair.

Listed: April 27, 2016

He has a heavy and pronounced sensorineural hearing impairment. Speech and language disorders. Hyperkinetic behavior disorders.  He has difficulties with concentration and focus. The boy must use hearing aid regularly, must be consulted by a speech therapist.

He is attending a specialized school for children with hearing impairment, in a simplified program. He likes working with computer, watching TV, roller-skating and riding a bicycle. He gladly takes part in hobby groups. The boy has adjusted to the community of the institution partially. He enjoys being alone, but has adapted to new surroundings well, he is active, friendly, communicative.  The boy has low motivation for studying, he has behavior issues – sometimes he can mistreat other children and then lay blame on others. There have been cases when he has taken things that don’t belong to him.  The boy wishes to live in a place where others understand sign language. The boy has expressed a wish to be adopted abroad, because he had good experience in a host program.

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

Kennedy

kennedy-e1473918190496Kennedy was born in July 2004 and found abandoned almost 6 months later. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and estropia.

I had the opportunity to spend time with Kennedy while volunteering on an advocacy trip in July 2013 and I just discovered that her adoption file was finally prepared in November 2015! I am SO happy to be able to advocate for this very sweet girl who is living in one of the better orphanages. The director of this orphanage works hard to provide decent care and has an excellent reputation for preparing children for adoption once they learn a family is coming. Almost all of the children are living with foster families on or off the orphanage grounds.

At the time of her report Kennedy was 11 years old and was receiving her education (in 3rd grade) through the orphanage. She was said to be cheerful, talkative, friends and had a ready smile. She actively greets classmates and teachers and likes to listen to music, sing, dance and draw. She is good at helping to take care of her younger foster sisters.

Kennedy’s language comprehension is good and she is able to communicate well although her pronunciation isn’t always right. In school she’s been learning Chinese, math, drawing, crafts, singing, labor skills, life adaptability and sports and health. She knows her colors, calendars, seasons, weather, simple math, etc.

Kennedy likes making friends and gets along with everyone. She is very happy when being praised, especially when she is told she’s pretty. She has good motor skills – can walk, run, jump and crawl. In PE class she follows directions to do simple exercises and enjoys participating in relay races and games. Her fine motor skills are also very good. She can pick up beans with two fingers, eat with chop sticks, hold and write letters and numbers with a pen.

Kennedy isn’t a picky eater and helps her foster mom clean up after meals. Sometimes she shows her foster mom her drawings and they get hung up on the wall.

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

ADRIAN and ADRIANNA

adrianna

adrianBoy, born 2013
Autism

Girl, born 2012
Mild Autism
Adrianna talks, understands everything, communicates well with others.

 

Available fall 2017!

 

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

Clarence

40406184152 Clarence (2)clarence-2016Boy, born August 2013
Spastic tetraparesis, local symptomatic epilepsy with seizures, congenital heart defect: hypoplasia of aortic arch, open oval window; optic nerve atrophy, inquinal hernia and umbilical hernia, lower extremities contracture

New photo November 2016.  Oh sweet baby boy … he needs a family’s love and care.

$285.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Camila

camilaGirl, born 2013

Arthrogryposis

 

 

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

Olivia

Olivia Girl, born March 2007
PRCOlivia2
Down syndrome

Listed March 2014

 

Olivia can walk alone, and can go upstairs and downstairs without help with hands holding onto support, but fairly slowly. She can do morning excises with children together in the line. When there is her familiar song I Love You, she can imitate clapping hands and wiggling her body simple with music, and can dance with children together.
Now she can’t use words to express her needs, but she can understand what the aunt and the teacher say to her; such as when it’ s time to eat. the aunt will tell the children, “ let’s have a meal.” Then she would move her chair to the table for the meal. When she is told to go potty, she can go to the bedpan and take off her trousers and sit on it. Now she can make some simple words, such as yi and ya. She is careful to study, and is confident; in the activity of stringing beads, coloring, playing the cap of a bottle she is

very interested in them and focuses on them. She can imitate pointing to facial features. She is kind and helps other children; when she falls down in walking, teachers and children would help her and encourage her. Now she knows to care about children. She is restless and brave.

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

Skyler

SkylerGirl, born 2003
Cerebral palsy

Listed: March 16, 2015

Skyler is a very kind and friendly girl, studies well.

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

Maddox

MaddoxBoy, born 2015
T-G
Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2016
Cuddle bug alert! This special little guy is not quite one and oh my is he ever precious! When the agency’s team met Maddox in May 2016, he stretched out on the mat like a little frog in the sun. Each time someone would talk he would turn to face them, tilting his little head to the left. He played with the little rattle and enjoyed observing the other older kids play in the room.

Like most little ones he really seemed to enjoy snuggle time. Between his caregivers and the Superkids team he was snuggled a bunch. Who can resist a huggable, lovable baby?

Maddox has Down syndrome and after much consideration and love his birth parents have decided that making an adoption plan is best for his future.  The agency has his full profile, including medical information and photos.

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

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

$82.81 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Farrah

Farrah3Farrah2Girl, born 2013
T-G
Shaken baby syndrome resulting in hearing/vision loss, cognitive/developmental delays

Listed: April 26, 2016

Farrah is a sweet almost 3 year old girl that agency representatives met in September. She had a calm demeanor and her caregivers stated that she enjoys playing with the other children. She likes playing with toys that light up or make sounds. Farrah is a foodie – she loves very flavorful foods! If she really likes something she will want to keep eating and eating!

She has an amazing connection to one of her caregivers – as soon as the caregiver walked into the room we saw her face just light up! She instantly became more active and smiley. Her caregiver explained that they have been working hard with her to learn new motor skills and that she also attends physical therapy weekly. They have seen her make great strides in her therapies.

Farrah wears hearing aids in both ears and it is also reported that she may have some vision issues. Farrah also has developmental delays and, as mentioned above, is receiving therapies.

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

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

Bronson

bronson-2016bronson-updateBoy, born 2014
Spina Bifida

 

Additional medical information available to those seriously interested!

What a beautiful little boy!!  Additional pictures available.

He is an amazing little boy, he has such a positive disposition – it’s a miracle considering how much he had to go through during the first two years of his life. Bronson is a great kid, both emotionally and mentally his development has been remarkable. He loves to cuddle, he has great eye contact, he is vocal – his speech might not be very clear but he does pronounce words. Bronson has such a cute laugh also – there is a video of him in a swing set and his reaction to such a simple entertainment is just priceless! With good care and within a family setting this little boy has a lot of potential. Last year when he was able to go through a round of rehabilitation therapy, his legs sensitivity improved significantly. He just needs someone to give him that chance!

$2,261.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bruce

bruce (1)Boy, born 2013

What a cutie!!

Listed: August 3, 2016

NEW VIDEO! January 2017  Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/8AnspMXTocA

$1,986.69 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Eloise

Eloise (2) Eloise (1)Eloise was born in October 2006 and has Down Syndrome as well as strabismus.Eloise

Eloise can walk independently and uses the bathroom with help. She drinks unassisted from an open cup, but needs a hand when eating. Eloise is non-verbal at this time, but makes herself heard with gestures and understands simple instructions. She attends a homeschool program at her orphanage.

Listed: April 30, 2015

Update December 2015:
Eloise is described as a very sweet and easy child. She is tidy and takes care of her own needs, but continues to be nonverbal. She responds to greetings by waving and shaking hands. Eloise loves music and when a classical quartet came to play at her orphanage, she was mesmerized and did not want to miss a single note.

Additional information, including video, available upon request directly from the agency.

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

Talia


talia
Girl, born 2011

 

VIDEO!  January 2017.  Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/ctt0Y_mY_rg

Talia is a nice girl!

$1,218.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Amory #685

AmoryBoy, 2 years old

Listed July 2016

Special needs: biological mother with mental delay; the child: good general condition; good physical development; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; gallbladder dyskinesia; infantile cerebral palsy – mixed form; pes equinus bilateralis; delayed neuropsychological development;

The orthopedist who examined Amory earlier has recommended gymnastics as appropriate at present and stated that later on (in about a year) surgical treatment for his pes equinus could be discussed.
His daily rehabilitation and kinesitherapy sessions at the orphanage would also continue.

Amory is improving his motor skills: several months ago he wasn’t able to take a sitting position independently or stand up while holding onto a fixed support. Now he goes from a supine position to a sitting position and he maintains a stable sitting position, he crawls and he strands up while holding onto something for support. He is able to maintain a standing position while holding onto a fixed support and standing on his toes. He attempts to make steps sideways and he moves around in a baby walker.

Amory likes to play with toys: he reaches for and grabs a toy independently, examines it, transfers it from one hand into the other and manipulates with it in a simple manner. He knocks two cubes one into the other. He takes cubes out of a box and then puts them back in. He threads colorful rings on a fixed stand.
Amory’s vocabulary is developing, as well. The level of development of his receptive speech is good: he understands others’ speech at an everyday level and he turns when called by name. He produces sounds and sound combinations, sometimes by imitation.

Amory’s emotional status is predominantly calm and positive: he doesn’t cry for no reason and he doesn’t demonstrate any aggressive or self-aggressive behaviors. Amory is an affectionate little boy who seeks individual attention and enjoys physical contact (hugs) as well as jests on behalf of familiar people. He sometimes protests when having to say goodbye to an adult he likes. Amory responds positively to interactions with an adult he likes, he looks at them closely, smiles and laughs aloud when jested. He has formed a relationship of emotional attachment with a staff member.

Amory eats with a very good appetite and gains weight. His sleep is calm.

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.

Priscilla

Guardian Angel

priscilla-2017Girl, Born February 2010

updated medical: congenital malformations of her spinal cord/musculoskeletal system/eye/hip, lactose intolerance, nephritis, diverticulum of bladder, mental delays

Priscilla is facing transfer in summer 2017!!

WONDERFUL new photo of Miss Priss!

NEW VIDEO!  December 2016:  https://youtu.be/6T9IZ9-nco8
Priscilla stole my heart! She is SO sweet and very special girl!

Priscilla

From her caregivers:  communicative; adequate reactions.  Character: cheerful, active, friendly, communicative, likes to play with different toys.

Update Nov 18, 2014:  Priscilla is doing very well. She is a kind of shying but a smart girl. She understands everything but her speech ability is not understandable to me as she is very quiet. She has survived her blood issues she had few years ago.

She will be 5 years old in February 2015, and it would be great if a family will be ready to adopt her by that time. She really needs a family asap because her intellectual potential may be lost due to nobody really cares of her mental development and IQ in the orphanage. The care of her general health condition pretty good though.

More photos available.  Priscilla may be available with Louis.

$2,378.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Iain

IanBoy, born May 2009
PRC

 

HOME!!!

 

Iain’s grant of $45 has been gifted to Ashton.

Kaisey

KaiseyGirl, born November 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Happy, active Kaisey is described as being clever, smart and energetic. She loves running, climbing and playing with other kids. Kaisey also likes to dance with her friends and loves to be on the playground. Her caretakers say she has a strong curiosity about her surroundings and always wants to do things for herself! Kaisey and Loman are friends that adore each other. Wouldn’t they make great siblings?

$5,040.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dawn #17-1

dawn-2017-croppedGirl, born February 15, 2001 #AGINGOUT!

Down Syndrome, congenital cardiac malformation – atrium septum defect, left-right shunt – surgically corrected and strabismus.

Listed: September 2010

AGES OUT IN FEBRUARY 2017

A family must file the I-800A immigration application before her 16 th birthday

New pic February 2017!  

Update from Nov 2016:  Dawn walks with an unsteady gait. When going up stairs, she requires an adult to hold one hand and pull her arm to get her to take a step. She requires physical prompts to comply with verbal directions.  Dawn does not consistently respond to her name, and she does not make eye contact. She does not initiate contact with other children and rarely initiates contact with adults. She has auto aggressive behaviors: hits herself in the head and pokes her eyes.

Dawn does not have established skills to play. She will hold an object, but does not use it correctly.  She does not like bath time and has difficulty sleeping. She has significant tongue protrusion, which impacts feeding. She cannot feed herself and is not toilet trained.

Cautionary disclosure:  This child has numerous signs of Autism. She did not like being touched, the hand over hand “help” either.  She is running out of time to find a family, and she needs a family who is prepared and fully-equipped to care for her needs.  The agency has additional photos, videos and information for inquiring families.

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