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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!

Leona

Leona collage

Girl, born January 2003
PRC
Sensitive special need

Look at lovely 11.5 year old, Leona! It seems unbelievable to think that she came into care as an infant and is still waiting for a family. Leona is diagnosed as having tested positive and treated for a sensitive special need as an infant. Her file is about 2.5 years old, so the agency she is listed with is trying to get an update from her orphanage. Leona is optimistic and active. She likes to smile at people, enjoys group activities, and likes playing badminton and jump rope with her friends. From someone who knew her: She is a girly girl who loves to dance and have her hair done with pretties. She was in the third grade in China and does pretty well in school. She likes to play games with her friends and watch cartoons on TV.

From her file: At the age of 7 years old, Leona went to preschool. When she was 8, she went to grade one in the primary school. She got along well with her classmates and teachers. At the age of 9 years old, she was an active girl, focused on her courses in school. She was getting average grades in school and she liked playing with her classmates. She enjoyed eating snacks such as biscuits, peanuts, and melon seeds. She likes eating porridge and bread for breakfast. She has a ready smile. She can speak quickly and fluently and knows her letters and numbers.

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

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Lewis

Lewis (1)Boy, born January 2011Lewis (2)

PRC
Down syndrome

Lewis is a beautiful 2 yr old boy. He is able to stand while holding onto something and if he wants a toy he will crawl to it. Lewis is active, restless and has a ready smile. At the age of 5-6 months he could speak “a” and “au” and he could laugh aloud when teased. At the age of 7-8 months, he is fond of playing with others. He could adopt himself to any environment. He could get along well with the strangers. At the age of 9-10 months he could respond when called. He could cry when he is hungry. At the age of 12 months he could drink milk with the hands holding the bottle. He is gentle and kind. He is happy and glad every day under the care of the caretakers.

$1,301.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Henry

Henry 3 Henry 1Boy, born June 2008
PRC
Post-op Congenital Heart Defect -TOF

 

Henry is diagnosed with post-op CHD-TOF. He is quite shy. His foster brother, Cailin, is the leader of these two. Henry has received heart surgery and has recovered very well. He was taking a nap in the kindergarten and was unhappy to be woken up to have his picture taken when Madison staff met him. He and Cailin are good brothers and are always together. Henry is a smart boy!

 

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

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Taya

Taya (2)

Taya (1)Girl, born October 2007
PRC
Down Syndrome

Taya is an extremely adorable child. If you ask her what her name is, she will tell you. If you ask her how old she is, she will extend her fingers to tell you that she is 7 years old. She is extremely intelligent. Taya loves to dance and in this aspect, she is very gifted. No matter what dance the teacher teaches, she is able to learn it all very quickly. Every Children’s Day, Taya is always the lead dancer. On the stage, she is just like a little star who leads the other little children as they copy and imitate her dancing. Now, Taya can dance “Gangnam Style,” “Little Apple,” “Go Baby!” and other dances. Taya also likes the piano. When she has nothing to do, she loves to sit in front of the piano, with both hands on the piano keys, and imitates playing.

Taya is very obedient, sensible and clever. Sometimes, she will even intentionally make strange faces to make you smile. If you take Ya’s picture, she will make her eyes big and wait for you to snap the shutter, and then she will narrow her eyes, stick out her tongue and make very funny faces. We truly hope Taya is able to find a forever family!

$675.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Gary

GaryBoy, born Feb 2003Gary and Marty
PRC
Double eyelid drooping (post-op ptosis) and binocular ametropia

 

Gary is outgoing and will smile when teased. He can chat with others and likes to sing. He is a sensible and polite boy. He gets along very well with children. Gary can read and is full of curiosity. He can do many simple things by himself. Gary has been told about adoption and shown some children’s photos who have been adopted. He likes it very much and wants a family of his own!

Gary’s best friend is Marty.  The boys are very close, and wish they could be adopted together.

Update Dec 2014:
13 year old Marty and 11.5 year old Gary are foster brothers who are VERY close! They wish to be adopted together and the orphanage hopes they will be as well. BOTH boys now have their orphanage donation waived!!!! The agency has a partnership with their orphanage and just visited in November. After the staff finished interviewing the boys, Marty said, “This is the third time you have come here to meet with us… Why don’t we have a family yet?” Oh my heart…no child should even have to ask that. Can you imagine? These boys NEED to find their forever family and it needs to be quick too since Marty doesn’t have a lot of time!

Gary is an 11.5 year old boy who is diagnosed with droopy eyes, which is also known as ptosis. This is a very minor need and can often be corrected. He too dreams about becoming a teacher one day! His favorite food is an apple. He loves movies and his favorite animal is the monkey. He has an extroverted and playful spirit. He is kind, friendly, a follower, and also smiles a lot! His mental acuity is normal and equal to his peers and he was found to be very polite. GARY HAS NO ORPHANAGE DONATION and he has a $3,000 AGENCY GRANT with Madison Adoption Associates. Agency fees for his adoption will be $3,500.

$488.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Marty

MartyBoy, born in November 2001Gary and Marty
PRC
mild hydrocephalus

Marty is a loving, kind child who rarely becomes angry but when he does, he gets over it quickly. He was diagnosed with hydrocephalus when he was found as a baby. He was cured and now is considered to be healthy. Marty stated it perfectly when he exclaimed, “It is good luck to be healthy again.” Marty attends 4th grade where he is especially good with computers. He is of normal intelligence and a great helper to the teacher. He can say many words in English including: no, hello, thank you, goodbye. He also loves all sports, especially basketball. His favorite color is red.

Marty’s best friend is Gary. They are truly close and Marty said his greatest dream would be for them to be adopted together! Marty is not opposed to a large family. He desperately wants to have a forever family. He also commented, “but if you can’t find me a family it will be OK because in the future I will be able to help other children find forever homes.”  Now who wouldn’t love to have a son with such a sweet, caring and positive attitude?

UPDATE DEC 2104:
13 year old Marty and 11.5 year old Gary are foster brothers who are VERY close! They wish to be adopted together and the orphanage hopes they will be as well. BOTH boys now have their orphanage donation waived!!!! The agency has a partnership with their orphanage and just visited in November. After the staff finished interviewing the boys, Marty said, “This is the third time you have come here to meet with us… Why don’t we have a family yet?” Oh my heart…no child should even have to ask that. Can you imagine? These boys NEED to find their forever family and it needs to be quick too since Marty doesn’t have a lot of time!

Marty is a 13 year old boy (ages out next November) who dreams about becoming a teacher. He is diagnosed with mild hydrocephalus. He perseveres in school as he is a leader in his class. His favorite classes are drawing and singing. He’s quite an extroverted young man and is friendly, playful, helpful, and kind. And my favorite…he smiles A LOT! His mental acuity is normal and he is equal to his peers. MARTY HAS NO ORPHANAGE DONATION and he has a $3,000 AGENCY GRANT with Madison Adoption Associates. Agency fees for his adoption will be $3,500.
$525.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ellen

Ellen (2)Girl, born 2011
PRC

Ellen is a very lovely 3 year old girl with Down Syndrome.

Ellen is considered to be a more able child in her group. She can walk holding a hand, and she can walk independently. She needs some help with feeding, but she eats her snacks by herself. She has pretty features, and a gentle demeanor. We are told by her teacher that she is a fast learner. We note that she holds her crayons well, and tried to imitate drawing lines and circles. Ellen has been healthy. She has no heart condition, and has had no significant medical history, surgeries or hospitalizations. She is very sweet natured. She attends a special class in the orphanage with a group of other children. Beautiful child, looks well nourished, clean and cared for. There is lots of video of her too.

The agency has a $2000 grant available for Ellen.

$15,804.24 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jay

Jay (2)

Jay (1)Boy, born September 2010
PRC
Congenital microphthalmus

Jay is an active and energetic child. He gets along well with others. Ordinarily, he plays with other children. When he looks at books, he likes to talk about what he sees. Jay is able to catch a ball thrown to him.

He was found abandoned March 2011. He was preliminarily diagnosed with congenital cataracts and brain damage. Because he has congenital microphthalmus, his vision is rather weak, but he generally can see things within a yard’s distance.
Jay is especially interested in music. He can sing many children’s songs. When he hears music playing, he likes to dance. Jay is especially polite and he likes to help other children.

 

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Jefferson

30115211711Boy, born April 2006

 

ADOPTED BY ITALIANS

 

Jefferson’s grant of $3,139.00 has been gifted to Ian.

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Betsy

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40614170606 Betsy (1)

Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

From a family who met her in 2014:

This young lady is very sweet! She is in school and just finished the 3rd level. Betsy likes to color, read, run, swing on the playground, and dance. When we were able to talk to her she seemed slightly shy but very calm and gentle. Betsy is articulate and seems only slightly delayed. She and my daughter hugged and cried when they had to say good-bye. Betsy really wants to come to America. She would be a wonderful addition to any family!

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

 

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

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Brock

40530180818 Brock (2)

40530180818 Brock (1)Boy, born early 2004
Slight mental delay, astigmatism, mitral valve prolapse of I stage

From a family who met him in 2014:
This boy is an absolute treasure! He is kind-hearted and thoughtful of others. Brock enjoys dancing in school productions, doing school work on the computer, shooting hoops, playing soccer, reading books, painting and cutting out art projects, and sliding down slides. He is one of my daughter’s really good friends. They hugged and cried when my daughter left the orphanage. Brock desperately needs a family to rescue him and give him a joyful life full of love.

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

 

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

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Wendy

Wendy 2Wendy Girl, born Sept 2003

PRC
Down syndrome, mild to moderate mental delays, normal physical development

 

Wendy lives with a foster family that includes a father, mother and 3 siblings. Wendy is studying in orphan special education school. She has Down’s syndrome, but she is very forthright and sincere, and active. Now she is 8 years and 6 months old, and she is very obedient. She likes going to school, every day she goes to school, she will say hello to her teachers and classmates. She likes music and dance, she can dance very well, can recite several children’s songs. Although she can not speak clearly, she can recite them fluently.  Wendy can write all names of her family, and she likes drawing, usually she can take a piece of paper to draw figures. She is willing to learn new things and forms good life habit. Every day she can mend bed, put toys in order, clean floor and etc. the result of investigation: although she has Down’s syndrome, she is very forthright and sincere, and active.

$2,982.44 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Cody Dean

CodyJuly 20, 2001
PRC
Hemophilia

 

Cody will age out in July 2015 — he needs to be adopted prior to his birthday, or he will remain an orphan.

 

$85.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Yeardley

Yeardley (1)

Yeardley (2)Boy, born July 2003
PRC
Right parietal bone segmental defect; Left upper limbs dyskinesia

Yeardley is being hosted in the US this winter! He has a good personality and seems to be adjusting well to life in the US. He is well behaved and seems easy going, happy, and obedient. He sleeps through the night and eats well. He gets along well with all the host family members. He loves playing with other kids! Yeardley likes to laugh and smile. He is willing to try any new foods or activities. Yeardley enjoys playing Wii or games on the iPad. He also likes soccer, Nerf guns/swords, jumping on the trampoline and laser tag. He eats a variety of foods, such as pancakes, oranges, pepperoni pizza, chicken wings, apples, yogurt, grapes, noodles, wild rice, and French fries.

Yeardley is a bright and happy kid! He has been diagnosed with a right parietal bone segmental defect and left upper limbs dyskinesia. He has normal living and eating habits, and is well liked by all the nannies and other children. We hope Yeardley’s forever family finds him soon!

 

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Trisha and Tyler

Trisha & brother

Girl, born November 2000Trisha
Such a beautiful girl!

Trisha has an older brother (born 1999), who is healthy.  They will be available to be adopted together, in early 2014.

 

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

 

$1,092.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Qing

Qing (2) Qing (1)Boy, born August 2003
PRC
Malformed lower limb

Qing is being hosted in the US this winter! Qing is a sweet boy. He has really warmed up to the host family. The host family has had fun with him and Qing likes to take part in all family events. He plays really well with the host children. Qing is quiet, reserved, sweet, caring, contemplative, wise, funny, engaged, sad, loving, insecure, very even keeled, and incredibly intelligent. He enjoys playing with cars, doing puzzles, and reading. He also greatly enjoyed the car museum that the host family took him to. Qing has made some occasional statements that show the host family that he has experienced and felt more than an eleven year old should ever feel. He quickly follows those sentences up with something childish almost as if to sweep them under the rug. When he thinks no one is looking he will gently pat the younger kids’ backs. He is so polite and humble. Qing has a good appetite. He loves hot chocolate (though he keeps calling it coffee), cheeseburgers and spaghetti. He really hates pizza. The host family is hoping that by January 5th the start of his new prosthesis will be done.

Qing is introverted, not talkative and likes communicating with familiar people. He is bright and fond of studying, does things carefully, likes imitating and is an obedient and understanding child. He can draw pictures by himself, sing several children’s songs and can recognize and name many kinds of animals. He is fond of playing with other kids, willing to do outdoors activities, especially likes listening to music, watching TV and is curious. Help us find Qing his forever family!

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Will

WillWillBoy, born December 2004
PRC

Will is a handsome young boy who has been diagnosed with Hemophilia.

 

Despite his condition, he is an active and energetic boy. Will is a happy boy with a contagious smile. He is outgoing and gets along well with others. He enjoys singing songs and watching cartoons.

$1,029.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Banning

Banning

Banning2Boy, born March 2004
PRC
postoperative dura mater meningocelec, abnormal walking, minor pigeon chest, hypoplasia of 1st vertebral body on pars sacralis and right sacro-iliac joint, partial expansion of soft tissue on back of 1st pars sacralis

From his file report in April of 2012- Banning is a sunshine boy. He has many good characteristics. He always tries to finish the task perfectly. Banning is active,polite, open, and he knows to keep himself clean. He shares his toys and food with other friends. Banning is very clever and learns fast. He loves to do housework and he cares for his friends. He is considerate to the teachers and a little helper to them. The other kids like to go to him when they need help. Because of his condition, he had troubles in moving or doing sports, but he is a strong-minded child and he keeps practicing. Now he can walk, run and jump normally. Though his gait is different than others when walking, he shows confidence while walking and running. Banning is an optimistic child. He laughs happily when he is happy and he jumps up and down. When he is unhappy he won’t talk and there are tears in his eyes. At this time he may need the teachers’ comfort. He knows to care about people around him and he has close relationship with the teachers and caretakers. They are often moved by him because he often says “take care” “thank you” to the teachers.

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

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Kelton

KeltonBoy, born July 2012
H-C
Arthrogryposis

Kelton has arthrogryposis which affects all four of his limbs. Arthrogryposis is a condition that makes the joints in his arms and legs stiff and limits their range of motion. His head is long and narrow as well. Kelton will require a lot of medical intervention to get him independent and more functional which may include surgeries, physical therapy and serial casting for his joints. He is not walking at this time. As is typical with his condition, all other areas of his development are currently progressing typically with peers.

 

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Felicity

Felicity

Girl, born April 2002
PRC
Developmentally Delayed
Felicity is described as a very adorable girl. Her caretakers state that she is very quiet and introverted. She has good communication skills with familiar people and when with her friends and teachers/caretakers she is active, outgoing and likes to smile and talk. Her caretakers state that Felicity is shy when meeting strangers, but once comfortable she can express her thoughts well. She has made great improvements in studying. She can discuss and debate with friends, count, do addition and subtraction and read and write. Felicity is said to respect her teachers and get along with her classmates. She is healthy and participates in many sports. She helps out with younger kids and likes to watch TV, listen to music, ride her bike outside and put on beautiful clothes. She is not a picky eater and her favorite food is apples.

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

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Katie

KatieGirl, born March 2003
PRC
Blind

Katie is blind and has lived in a foster home for orphans with visual impairments since 2011. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the full. Katie is a sweet girl who was very shy when she first came to the foster home. It took her some time to adapt and get used to her new Ayis and classmates. In the beginning she simply observed the other children. She is completely blind. Katie does well in school and enjoys studying. She has a really good memory and understands most of her lessons, and loves to raise her hand to answer questions. She can be a little competitive at times, and loves to lead the other children in singing. She also does well in English class. Katie enjoys drawing and painting, and anything that has to do with music. She has done well enough in her studies that she is now able to attend the School of the Blind. She has been making good progress at the School for the Blind, She lives in an apartment with 3 other girls and her ayi and is learning lots of independent living skills. She is good at running and has run twice in the mini marathon! Are you the artistic, musical family Katie is waiting for?

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

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Sasha

Sasha (1)Girl, born August 2008
PRC
Down Syndrome

Sasha is an engaging little girl who will be 6 in August, 2014. She is considered high functioning and is in a special class in the orphanage with a teacher who is working with a group of children with DS.

Sasha (2)

Update as of May 2014:
Sasha is outgoing and adorable. According to her teacher, who proudly told us that she is one of the most able children in the class, and in her group, she has very good receptive language skills. She can speak simple words, and she uses gestures to communicate her needs. I note that she initiated shaking hands with me, making excellent eye contact. She was smiling, sweet and friendly…a very pleasant little girl. She loves to dance, and she has a very close friend in the orphanage, a boy named Codey, who is the same age, and who also has DS. They were observed together and there really seems to be a strong bond between them. It was very touching to see them together. Sasha has been a healthy girl. We are told that she has no heart condition, and has had no surgeries or hospitalizations. She attends the special kindergarten class and is making good progress. Sarah is a very lovely looking little girl, with a sweet expression and gentle manner. There are videos of Sasha.

The agency has a $2000 grant available for Sasha.

$1,857.08 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Wade

Wade (1)Wade (2)Boy, born July 2005
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Wade is a cute boy! He is active and gets along well with others! Due to his cerebral palsy, he cannot walk, but has been in rehabilitation for his lower limbs. He takes initiative in his recovery, and has been making great progress. Wade can take care of himself for the most part and has so much hope for the future. We hope Wade will find his forever family!!!

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Loman

Loman Boy, born June 2012
PRC
Thalassemia

2 year old Loman is diagnosed with alpha thalassemia but his file notes that he receives regular transfusions, which is not typical of kids with alpha thalassemia. The agency has asked for clarification from the orphanage because of his file mentioning weekly transfusions. He does have a gene test in his file noting alpha thalassemia. Alpha thalassemia patients are typically not transfused, but there are many variations. The orphanage did say that he receives monthly transfusions (not weekly) so there must have been a translation error. A family will need to be open to the fact that he very well may need monthly transfusions. But, he may just need to have his spleen removed and end up not needing transfusions ever or only when he is ill. Someone may need to take a bit of a leap of faith, but it will certainly be worth it!

Loman lives with a foster family. Now he can speak some words, such as “baba, mama, apo, gege.” He can understand facial expressions. Loman is smart and cute. He likes playing with kids, but will sometimes take toys away from the other kids. He likes interacting with visitors who come to his home. He can speak “yiyi,aa” to the visitors, and also can say “goodbye” if they leave. He likes playing with toy blocks. He has a good appetite and is not a choosy eater. Fruit is his favorite food. If the foster mom picks fruit, he will move the stool for her and also catch the trash can. Sometimes he is naughty and he always find the snacks. Loman enjoys baths and his favorite thing to do is to play outdoors with his foster parents and foster brother.

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

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Barrett

Guardian AngelBarrett-2014Boy, born October 2011

SO HAPPY to have new photos of Barrett!!

 

This little love has a heart defect and numerous other health issues:  condition after resection of coarctation of the aorta, aneurysm of interatrial septum with multiple defects perimembranous (VSD), laryngotracheomalacia (collapsed airway), micrognathia (abnormally small jaw), tracheostomy

It’s suspected that Barrett may have Pierre Robin syndrome or a chromosome deletion. Families should be prepared for additional health needs, just in case.

Barrett desperately needs a family to give him the love, attention and medical care he needs to thrive.

 

$5,406.26 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lora

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Girl, born February 2009
Slight mental delay, crossed eyes

 

What a dolly!

Lora will be available for adoption in July 2014.

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

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Grady

30520133224Boy, born Sept 2000
Сerebral palsy with mild tetraparesis; Severe mental delays

From a family who met him:
He is so sweet and smart! He was asked to come tell us “Speceeba” (thank you) for the bananas a few times by the other staff. They wanted us to see him. He’s quite small for his age, walks with a little trouble, not much (this was 3 years ago though). On the last day we asked about adopting another child. The director sent for him. He came out and sang us a beautiful song in Russian. It has haunted me. I know when a previous family was there, he looked very battered.

He needs out!

$8,732.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Malcolm

MalcolmBoy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, droopy eye lid

 

Malcolm is described as super cute and curious!

$1,743.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nathaniel

Nathaniel 2014OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born August 2010

Other congenital hydrocephalus, Other specified congenital malformations of brain, Tetraplegia, Other specified disorders of brain, Optic atrophy, Iron deficiency anemia, Other ill-defined heart diseases

Nathaniel is available for adoption!

 

Picture in pink pajamas from March 2014; picture in orange stripes from winter 2014.

 

We are so thrilled to be able to relist sweet Nathaniel!  He is alive and growing!

From a family who met him in April 2013:
Nathaniel was our little boy’s neighbor in the infirmary. When we first saw him, we were so sad for his condition and the pain it must cause him daily. But then his eyes met mine, and his joy in just that interaction traveled quickly to his sweet smile. We became fast friends through the windows separating the rooms, playing peek a boo and smiling at one another. He began to look for us and to squeal with joy when we came for our daily visits. He taught me so much about true joy in our weeks there. I pray that a family will come forward soon to claim him. I know they will be blessed beyond measure by this amazing little boy! I don’t know a lot about his diagnosis, but I know that the little boy we spent time interacting with was full of life and hope.

$10,050.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Calista

40205120325Girl, born February 2000
Strabismus

 

Calista likes to sing and dance.  She is a little shy, very positive.  She studies well, likes English very much.

Calista’s grant of $40.50 has been gifted to Ruby.

 

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

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Eloise

EloiseEloiseGuardian AngelGirl, born August 2004

 

From a family who met her in 2014:

Eloise is such a lovely girl, inside and out! The pictures truly don’t do her justice. She is absolutely beautiful and just has the sweetest personality. She is a little shy, but also very open to interacting and you can tell she is just aching for connection.

She was probably the oldest child at this orphanage. We are certain she is still there because of how amazing she is with the little ones. She would do awesome in a family with young children! She was like a doting older sister to all the other children and seemed especially fond of the babies and toddlers.

We saw her learning to cross stitch and she also has some pretty awesome gymnastics moves she’s come up with on the swing set! We hope she can find a family quickly because we aren’t sure how much longer they’ll let her stay at the baby house and older child internats can be absolutely awful and traumatic.

My husband and I both felt she would be a fantastic daughter for anyone and wished we could bring her home too! She will bring such joy and love to a family! More pictures and video available for seriously inquiring families.

$549.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Cora #27-64

Cora update (2)

Cora update (1)5 years old
Congenital eye anomaly: horizontal nystagmus. Aniridia and congenital cataracts in both eyes. Divergent strabismus of the right eye. Severely reduced visual acuity, without the possibility of correction.

Update December 3, 2014. During the past year and a half, since she lives with the foster mother, she has shown she has a potential that allows further development, improvement of mastered habits and skills, achieving new things, and making up for gaps. She is a wonderful child, who would thrive under the care of a loving family.

About her vision: the damage is genetic. Shortly before the child was placed in the foster family, she was brought by the orphanage in a medical clinic to do studies of her vision. The opinion of the experts was that surgically nothing could be done to improve about her vision.

She willingly goes to the kindergarten. Since this September, she has worked once a week with a resource teacher in the kindergarten: for correction of deficits.  She is not angry or aggressive child, she is cheerful and good child. She is obedient. She is affectionate and shows her attachment through caressing.  The girl sleeps in a regular bed. Her sleep is calm. She has a nap about an hour, sometimes a little more. After she wakes up she stays in her bed until someone tells her to stand up. She controls her physiological needs and self-care for example during the night.

She feeds herself alone and clean, and after she is done with her meal – she helps with cleaning the table. She dresses herself. She still has a problem in putting on her socks, she cannot oriented exactly where the heel is. Fasting zippers is also still difficult for her, as well as putting on a shirt with a picture on it – sometimes she rotates it in order to put it on the right way.

She loves water. In the summer they had inflatable pool in the yard, where she spends a lot of time. They were on the sea/beach for one day this year. She definitely had no fear from the sea.

She is a very charming girl. She is one of the many abandoned children, who deserves a chance for a better life, better opportunities and the chance to know the love of a family. She had the chance to be placed with an experienced foster parent (professional teacher) but she is not very emotional person and just doing her job but every child needs a hug and kiss every day, needs to feel loved and have a family!

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Maey

Maey (1) Maey (2)Girl, born April 2008
PRC
Arthrogryposis multiplex

Maey is beautiful little girl, 6 years old, who has an incredible amount of spirit and spunk! She has been in care since she was an infant. Maey has arthrogryposis, which has caused her elbow, ankle, and wrist joints to stiffen. She is able to use her hands, but her elbows are “locked”. Maey walks on her knees, and is quite good at it! She has normal intelligence, and enjoys drawing. She has regular therapy, and attends an education class. Maey loves to sing, and has a great ability to quickly memorize songs. She really likes to wear new clothes and have pretty headbands and bows. Maey has a favorite doll, which she dotes on daily. If anyone touches her doll, she feels hurt. Maey needs a family who can help her receive the needed therapies, schooling, and provide the love (and hairbows) she needs.

$4.64 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Zhen

ZhenBoy, born February 2014
PRC
Infantile hepatitis syndrome, syphilis, congential heart disease

Zhen is a charming and clever little boy! When Zhen arrived at the orphanage, he had syphilis. We immediately connected him with a hospital. The child promptly received medical treatment. Now, he is already cured and his health is renewed. He loves to listen to music and will wiggle his little body to and fro and dance to the rhythm of the music. His limb and intellectual development is very normal. Zhen is intelligent and everyone loves to play with him! He has infant hepatitis syndrome, syphilis, and congenital heart disease. We can’t wait to find a family for this little cutie!

$1,800.00 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.

 

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

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Zhih

Lhih (2) Lhih (1)Boy, born April 2013
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Zhih is such a sweetie pie! With regards to his mild cerebral palsy, it is a hard, long and slow process, but with strength, he will persevere. His rehabilitation has been very good. With the help of the nannies, he is already able to walk several steps. His personality is cheerful and he loves to smile. When he sees the nannies come into the room, he will perk up and he will say hello. He is extremely adorable. He likes to eat noodles and salted rice congee. Every time the nannies come to get him for his favorite meals, he is too impatient to wait and just crawls over to eat big mouthfuls. Zhih also especially likes to eat little steamed buns and shrimp crackers for snacks. Moreover, he has already learned how to grab these little snacks to eat on his own. All of the nannies were happy to see this progress. He even likes to go to the classroom. Everyone says that he will positively love to learn in the future. We hope Zhih finds his forever family soon!

 

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Rania

20525191619 (5)Girl, born March 1999
Down syndrome

 

She looks so thoughtful, doesn’t she?  She only has until age 16 to be adopted — let’s not let her wait that long!    This princess needs a Mama!

 

Rania (along with GraceLynnKinley, and Emmalyn) are in a facility for older disabled children.  We are blessed to have the photos and info we do to fight for these girls to find forever families.   We may be their ONLY chance at a future.   We are seeking an experienced adoptive family who will take a chance on one of these girls, and help open the doors for other older children waiting in this institution.

 

Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.   Previous adoptive experience of older institutionalized children is preferred.

 

$20,090.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Gary

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born February 2012
hearing impairment

 

 

 

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Linden

S Boy, born November 2013
PRC
Poor Brain Development, Malnutrition

Linden is a likable and peaceful child. He does not like to move. He mostly likes to calmly lie on his little bed or sit on his bean bag chair, peacefully sleep or close his eyes to rest. Currently, he can control his head, he can lie on his back and turn over onto his stomach, he can sit but he cannot crawl. He has good fine motor movements. When you call his name, he is able to respond promptly. He is unable to differentiate between strangers and acquaintances. He really likes to listen to music. When he hears music, he seems even more peaceful, but his excited eyes tell us that he likes it. For the time being, he is unable to use body language to express his wishes. Linden is a happy and calm child. We hope Linden finds a family soon!

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Mary and Laura

2007 2001

ADOPTED DOMESTICALLY

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Tori

Tori update (1) Girl, born March 2011

Tori update (2)

PRC

Tori is a beautiful little girl who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Tori has a balanced nutrition and good sleep. She has a routine life in the orphanage. According to her caregivers, she is growing up very similar to that of her peers.

$3,168.63 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Neal

Neal Photo 3 rec. Jan-2013Guardian AngelSweet Neal was born in January of 2009 and has been diagnosed with perinatal encephalopathy and psychomotor development delay. We have reports that his doctor has stated that there is a possibility that Neal may be able to walk in the future, but there are no guarantees. He is able to express himself very well. He is a very kind little boy and is very much loved.

Update August 2012: Neal is very shy with people he does not know well, but his caretakers state that he is very outgoing and personable with those he knows well. He can say poems and he is very friendly and sociable. He once told his caretakers that one day he will walk, and they are working on therapy. Currently, he is not so strong but little by little he is progressing.

Update from January 2013: Our agency staff representative visited Neal in January and provided the following update. Neal speaks, understands the speech addressed to him, and recognizes everybody. He is very articulate, using complex sentences and knows poems and songs by heart. With physical therapy he has acquired better head control and is using his hands more. Therapists are working on his legs as well. With the help of physical therapy his doctors feel he will, little by little, develop his muscles. At this point he can stand for a second, which is big progress. Plus he is very smart and he himself wants to stand, walk and be stronger. It is very touching when he says so. It has only been a year and a half that he has been at the orphanage, and all that period of time they have done therapy, only not so intensive. If an intensive therapy was available for him he would have better progress.

Caregiver update March 2014: Everybody agrees the progress that Neal has made by now is huge. He’s able to move his hands and is doing really well. A very smart and sweet boy!

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

From a family who met Neal in May 2014: Neal is a very shy boy when he doesn’t know you, but it is clear that he is very smart and aware of his surroundings.  Everyone from the orphanage director down raves about Neal’s intelligence.  He knows everyone, can tell you what has happened or will happen, memorizes parts of TV shows, recites poetry and sings songs.  Despite his limited mobility, Neal is now potty-trained and notifies his caregivers when he has to use the restroom.  Neal’s caretakers report that every morning when he wakes up he tells them, “I know my mama is coming.”

$423.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tomas

Tomas Tomas LWB 2Boy, born October 2006
PRC
Post-op meningocele

Precious Tomas is diagnosed with post-op spinal meningocele. He can walk, run, and jump, though a bit slower than his peers and he is totally continent. His meningocele was repaired in 2006. His caregivers say he is a completely normal, healthy child, with a large scar on his back. His real special need is that he’s a school-aged boy who is still waiting for his family to see him!

Recently the staff reported that Tomas is doing pretty well at school and is gaining self confidence. He loves to giggle! He is shy, but he is a funny guy when you meet him. He likes to sing and he is still often found singing softly to himself when he is doing his school work.

Update from 11/2014- Tomas is now in the kindergarten in the orphanage. He can say a complete sentence and understand what the teacher says. He is a happy and quiet child. He is social. He can feed himself and he is potty trained. His intelligence is behind normal kids. When the teacher teaches songs or simple dances, he learns quite slowly. He can count from 1 to 10.

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

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Yana

Guardian AngelGirl, born January 2010
PRC
Cerebral Palsy, High muscular tension in the right side, Sinusitis, Bronchitis

 

Yana arrived at the institute when she was around 2 years old. In the beginning, it was very hard for her to fall asleep and she liked to keep her mouth open. After 2 months, she started to sleep well and can turn to her side. She could aiso occasionally produce simple sounds. Three months after her arrival at our institute, she still could not stand on her own and had no strength in her legs. Her hands could not grab objects nearby. She needed to be fed by the caretaker during meal times.

Crawls on hands and knees, Imitates drawing lines; Put the block into a cup; turns book pages one by one. Knows what “No” means; Quiet, Restless, Having a ready smile, Fairly introverted, Impatient sometimes.  Loves to play outdoors.

Additional information available.

$1,651.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Koda

KodaBoy, born December 2007
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

 

Koda is a handsome boy who is doing very well developmentally. His cerebral palsy seems to be more on the mild side. He can run around and likes to play. Can’t you see this sweet boy playing at the park with his new family?

 

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

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Ethan

Ethan Oct 2013 (3)Ethan 2013Boy, born November 1999

 

Pics from 2013 – he wants to be adopted! 

 

Ethan 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 Nov. & Dec. 2013:
Ethan is older than our daughter and so wasn’t in her group. However, he clearly enjoys interacting with the younger kids, and he came into her group room at least two or three evenings each week to play-wrestle and to play games/video games with the younger kids. We met him our first weekend with our daughter, when Ethan came outside for about 2 hours on Saturday to play with the younger kids. He impressed me immensely in that short amount of time. He was gentle and kind with them, laughing and joking. Not once did he display any mean or bullying behavior, which some of the other older boys did. He was very respectful and polite to my husband and me, as well as toward the teachers. That behavior continued every time we saw him for the next six weeks. He especially likes play wrestling with the younger boys, although he is always very gentle with them. Many times he would be play wrestling with one of the younger, much smaller boys, and I’d see him get to a position where he could have easily taken the play too far and hurt the younger boy, but not once did he do so. He always gently set down the younger boy with a big smile. As a result, he is a favorite with the younger boys. He’s also a bit goofy, in an understated way. For example, he likes to wear silly clothing combinations just to get a reaction from the other children. Once he was walking around with his skinny jeans rolled up his legs to look like shorts, but with huge gigantic cuffs. The other kids thought it was hilarious! Ethan told our daughter how much he wants a family. He will be a huge blessing and a wonderful addition to the family that chooses him.

$423.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Milo (L)

MiloBoy, born Oct 2012

Milo is deaf and has a delay in speech development. He also needs an operation on his adenoids.

 

 

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

 

 

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Leine

Leine (1)

Leine (2)Boy, born March 2013
PRC
Mild cerebral palsy

Leine loves to smile! He loves getting his picture taken. The nannies describe his photos as “very dignified and handsome”. He is very affectionate. Leine has cerebral palsy. However, he does not have any issues with his intelligence. As for his motor development, he can lift up both of his legs very high and he can grab his toes with his hands. Currently, he is able to sit up on his own and he is able to stand using the wall for support. Leine is a very obedient child. He is peaceful and intelligent. We whole-heartedly hope that he will be able to find a loving family soon, where he can be carefully cared for and have a healthy and happy development, and enjoy a beautiful future!

 

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Sheldon #100

SheldonAge: 1
Down syndrome

 

Sheldon has Down syndrome and no additional medical concerns. He rolls over, sits with minimal assistance, reaches for toys and plays with them, responds positively to interactions with staff, laughs out loud, and pronounces syllables and sound combinations.

 

 

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Dale

Dale (2) Dale (1)Boy, born September 2011
PRC
Missing right foot, syndactyly of right hand, delayed language development

Dale is a shy boy who is always ready to greet you with a big smile! He loves music, games, and toys. He loves the nannies at the orphanage, and gets along well with other children. Dale has a good appetite and loves to eat chicken and bananas. He is a very cute child and is well liked. Dale hopes to find his forever family soon!

 

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Kathleen

Kathleen2-croppedKathleen3Girl, born 2004
Unrepaired cleft palate

 

Kathleen is described as broadminded and cheerful.

From someone who met Kathleen in 2010: Kathleen is a very loving and social little girl who loves getting attention from adults. Whenever I was in her group, she was always right beside me, participating in whatever I was doing and engaging me in her own favorite activities. Kathleen has kept that silly, playfulness that most institutionalized children seem to lose. She was definitely a little mischievous getting into everything, but was also very quick to follow direction and obviously eager to please. I truly believe she would thrive in a family where she was showered with all the attention she deserves and allowed to simply be the fun-loving, silly little girl God created her to be.

From someone who met Kathleen in 2012: Kathleen is a happy little girl who would love to be able to communicate, but cannot because of an unrepaired cleft palate. She makes noises to communicate to the best of her ability. She is a very sweet little girl, and loves to play outside. Many missionaries who have met her loved her and spoke highly of her!

$5,011.07 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jiles

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Jiles (1)Boy, born March 2013
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Jiles is a quiet, sweet boy who loves to smile as he plays. He can crawl and can stand up with support. When he is standing up, Jing seems proud of this accomplishment. Jiles is a charming little one who loves to play with toys and eat sweets. We hope Jiles finds his forever family!

 

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Alban

Boy, born Dec 2008
PRC

Diagnoses: congenital hydrocephalus, spina bifida

VP shunt to drain fluid from the brain to the abdominal cavity, and he has had the spinal repair for the SB. Also “resection of lipoma outside dura mater of sacroiliac” – which likely means he had a fatty benign tumor removed.

 

Alban is a funny little guy, always willing to help.  He has a ready smile and a laugh that makes you laugh right along with him. He loves to sing and dance and be paid attention to. All his nannies adore him and wish him a family. He loves to eat but especially noodles and greens.

Additional information available.

$136.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Maureen

Maureen40122221635 Maureen (1)Girl, born February 2013
Down syndrome, ventricular septal defect

 

Oh Sweet baby girl!  Her paperwork issues are all cleared up!  Can’t wait to see her find a family!

She had surgery in September 2013 for her pulmonary valve.

 

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

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Louis

Louis (1)Boy, born September 2011
PRC
Limb difference

 

Louis is a handsome little boy. He loves to play outside and is described as clever. He has upper limb deformity that makes some tasks difficult but he always tries to help his caretaker in any way that he can. He can raise his left arm up to the horizontal position but his right arm has more limited mobility and drooping. Both wrists have restricted movement and stiffness. His favorite food is dumplings and he can understand and produce simple words. Louis can walk alone and has good balance. Could Louis be your son?

$171.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ephraim

30626164933 smBoy, born July 2009
spina bifida (myelocele), hydrocephalus (subcompensation),  moderate mental delays, functional systolic murmur, astigmatism, crossed eyes, delay of physical development, spastic talipes paralyticus, spastic dislocation of the hips.

 

$804.94 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Fremont

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Fremont (2)Boy, born March 2009
PRC
Club feet, hydrocephalus, spina bifida

Fremont is now over 5 years old. He is extremely cute, and his big eyes are bright and sparkling, as if they could speak. Under his delicate nose, his sweet mouth has grown into quite the talker. Everyone really likes him. However, Fremont tends to speak a little childishly when he talks. All of his little friends around him like to imitate the way he talks. Whenever this happens, Fremont will happily laugh out loud. Currently, all of Fremont’s developments are very good. He can do everything that other children can do. However, his medical condition has only affected his legs, which are slightly weak. When walking by himself, his pace is a little slow. Fremont’s personality is optimistic, and his ability to adapt to new environments is very strong.

Fremont is a very strongly independent child. Ordinarily, he is very well-behaved. Also, the nannies do not need to worry about taking care of him, like brushing his teeth, washing his face, washing his hands, eating, taking off his shoes, going to bed, and other similar matters. He is able to do it all on his own, and he does not need other people’s help. When he is playing with other children and they finish playing, Fremont will take the initiative to return all of the toys to the toy box. The nannies all praise Fremont as a sensible and good child.

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Elwood

Boy, born 2008

Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; secondary microcephaly; Fetal alcohol syndrome;  tetraplegia; strabismus;  Mixed specific developmental disorders

Elwood’s grant of $665.10 has been gifted to Emery!

ADOPTED DOMESTICALLY

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Jayda

Jayda (1) Jayda (2)Girl, born September 2011
Down syndrome

 

Additional information coming soon.

 

This little girl is absolutely beautiful!

 

$900.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kayla

40303182538 Kayla (2)Guardian Angel

Girl, born August 2007

Diagnosis info coming soon.

She cannot walk and her mental development is normal.

From a family who met her in late 2013:
Kayla is about the sweetest child you could ever imagine. She is full of smiles and giggles. We saw her everyday for several weeks and I was able to play with her a few times. We played a game in which I would hand her a block and she would put it into a bag. She loved it. She prefers to use her left hand although if I’d put the block out of reach of her left hand she could use her right. She is constantly in a stroller. I never saw her anywhere else. I did notice she seemed to have good control over her legs. I bet she could walk with PT and some love! She is small for her age. She needs dental care now. She made good eye contact and watched what I was doing. I was able to give her simple instructions despite the language barrier and she followed them. I truly believe she would absolutely thrive in a family. And a family would be beyond blessed by her sweet little self.

Kayla’s grant of $380.43 has been gifted to Aria.

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Ernie

40929144247erniesept2013Boy, born December 2010
Hydrocephaly

Ernie can sit independently.  He smiles, plays with toys – and has the most adorable wispy hair!

 

Ernie is available!  He has been relocated to a region that is not directly affected by unrest in his country.

 

 

$5,007.32 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Melissa #

MelissaGirl, born July 2013
Down syndrome

Melissa is able to crawl. She plays normally for a child of her age, both alone and with an adult. She makes attempts to get those around her to play with her. She knows her name and seems attached to her foster mother. She is able to understand simple instructions.

 

$274.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Alan

Alan-update2Boy, born January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Alan just turned three years old, and although he can stand by himself and crawl all over the furniture, he is not quite yet able to walk. His foster father has been taking him on tricycle rides to strengthen his legs and improve his balance. Alan seems to be enjoying himself immensely!

Alan-update

Alan is speaking some family words such as “mama,”, “uncle,” and “sister” and is learning his colors and how to build a tower. Also, Alan can turn the pages of a book and is quite curious. Based on our reports, we can just imagine this handsome little guy snuggling on the lap of a mom or dad of his very own and read book after book. He will surely be a happy addition to some very lucky family!

Update 2014:
Alan has truly blossomed! He is very smart and also very clever! With his foster mother’s assistance he can count to ten; she is also teaching him colors and shapes. With his new found knowledge, Alan believes he is now a teacher and he can often be found teaching his younger foster sister a school lesson.

One of Alan’s favorite things to do is to play outside. Although he wishes to play outside everyday, he knows when it rains he has to stay inside and always lets his foster mother know this. Alan has great physical strength and he can run and jump. His favorite game to play is hide and seek. Alan is also a little ham and whenever the camera comes out, he will stop what he is doing and pose. He also has some pretty impressive dance moves. As soon as the music starts playing he will start dancing by shaking his hips.
$4,283.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Emma Grace

emmagraceGirl, born October 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Emma Grace was found as a newborn. According to her last report in April of 2012, she can walk quickly and goes up and down stairs with holding. Emma Grace can kick the ball and likes outdoor activity. She can wave her body along the rhythm. She can use chopsticks and spoon for feeding and can drink water from a cup. Emma Grace can brush her teeth and wash her hands with supervision. Sometimes she can speak phrases of 2 words, such as “baba, mama, baibai, nihao”. She is also learning sign language.

Emma Grace likes to play with toys that make music as well as playing with blocks. She can understand simple directions such as passing things and likes to imitate.   She is quiet and kind and likes to be cuddled. She is shy at first but warms up to familiar people. Emma Grace is a darling little girl who is easygoing, always feels content.

Photo and additional information available from the agency.

$711.88 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Yancy

Yancy (2)

Yancy (1)Boy, born April 2013
PRC
Post-op congenital heart disease (major)

Yancy is such a sweetie pie! He can walk freely on his own and is at the same development level as his peers. He loves to play with toys, especially sports balls, and really enjoys playing with others. Yancy loves to play “drop the handkerchief”, which is similar to “duck, duck, goose”. We hope this cute boy finds a family soon!

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Justice

JusticeBoy, born May 2001
PRC
Post-op congenital heart defect, deformity of cervical bones

Ages out May 2015

Justice is 13 years old so will AGE OUT MAY 2015… and in so many ways he is just a normal kid. He was raised by a foster family for most of his life and had to go to the orphanage when his foster parents became ill and could no longer care for him. Justice had heart surgery last year and is doing really well since! He has been to normal school most of his life, and seems intellectually normal for his age. Justice likes going to school and he loves all of his subjects! (he goes to mainstream school) Though he said he especially likes English as he is the best in his class! He has said that he wants to be a volunteer when he grows up, just like one of the other volunteers who has spent a lot of time with him, who was a role model for him. Justice is a charming, polite boy who would benefit from and do well in a family. He is very social and helpful too. Would you be his family?

$585.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Philip

41008121032Boy, born 2009
HIV

 

ADOPTED DOMESTICALLY

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Blake

Blake Photo 23 May 2014 - May 2014Blake was born in May 2011 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida at the thoracic level. In July of 2011 he had surgery to place a peritoneal shunt. He has also had surgery to repair a hernia. Blake has cryptorchidism (both sides) and convergent strabismus. Blake’s orthopedic doctor is optimistic that he will be able to walk with leg braces in the future.Blake sits unassisted and has full mobility in his arms and hands. He is described as a smart and very happy boy who likes to play with toys, has a good imagination, and interacts well. The clarity of his speech has improved and he uses a rich vocabulary. He forms sentences, answers questions, and sings songs. Blake can identify and label three colors and many objects. He receives therapy three times a week at a specialized center for children.

From a family who met Blake in May 2014: Blake is a little quiet and shy when he first meets someone, but give him goldfish crackers and toys and you’ve just made a friend. Once he’s comfortable, you can really see his personality. He is like the leader of the orphanage. He likes to know what going on and who’s doing what. Before he goes to bed, he makes sure all the other children are in their beds and then he says, “Okay, Blake, sleep now.” Blake is so smart and such an old soul. He is very articulate, can repeat words in English, and can name all the people and children at the orphanage. He can count to 10 and sing songs. He can sit up alone and scoot on his bottom. He has use of his right leg. When we put him in a walking position, he would pretend to walk using his right leg, even moving the leg forward. He told everyone, “Look I’m walking.” Blake can drink from a straw and eat without problems. He feeds himself. He does seem to have a weak cough reflex. Blake told the caregivers that he didn’t have a mama and papa which broke my heart. I think he would do well in a home and make all of his dreams come true.

Additional information is available directly from the agency.

Married couples only due to child’s court appointed guardian in this case.

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Payton

Payton (2) Payton (1)Boy, born July 1, 2001
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Payton needs to be adopted PRIOR to his birthday in July 2015!

Payton was found abandoned at the institute gate at the age of 8 years old. At that time he could not walk by himself. After a year of therapy. he can walk alone on flat surfaces without falling and can go up and down stairs. He participates in the classroom activities and has a good memory. He speaks slowly and has trouble at times speaking clearly, but he is able to recite poems, stories, and counts from 1 to 100. He also can do addition and subtraction to 10 and names most colors.

Payton is an outgoing, active child who gets along well with others. Payton’s caretakers love him very much and want him to find a family very soon. Are you ready to greet this sweet boy and welcome him into his forever family?

UPDATE: Pang is an extroverted child and he is very clever; when he meets the teacher and nannies, he can say hello to them politely; he can get along well with children. He is very loving and can have insight into someone’s mind around him; the teacher and children like him. He often leaves his desserts to the nannies and teacher.
Pang can do normal motions, but because of his cerebral palsy, his own coordination is poor, especially poor fine motion. He has good learning and memory; he can finish the class smoothly.

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

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Selena

40622124805 SelenaGirl, born 2001

 

From a family who met her in 2014:  ”This is Selena she is 13 years old; I was not able to spend a lot of time with her but myself and my facilitator were asked to help her find a family. She has expressed how she would love a family as well as her caretakers. She was not picky in what she wanted in a family but just would love to be in one. She is very shy. I did not have a lot of one on one time to sit alone with her. But I will say that she hangs out with many of the girls I know. My children that went to school with her said she stays out of trouble and is a very good girl. She has a very calm demeanor and self controlled. Very polite!”

 

 

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Laura #502

LauraGirl, age: 2
Diagnosis: background retinopathy, reorganization of one of the 9th chromosomes – the long arm of the chromosome has extra material, asthma

Laura is under the care of an ophthalmologist, who is monitoring the background retinopathy. It does not require any treatment at this time. She has a hemangioma with size of about 1 cm, located on her forehead. It is monitored by a pediatric plastic surgeon, whose opinion is that there is no need for surgical treatment at this time. She has a Pulicort inhaler for asthma and is monitored by a pulmonologist.

She crawls actively on her four limbs. She stands up independently next to a fixed stand and she walks around it freely, albeit not very stably. She demonstrates interest in toys, including new ones. She mostly manipulates with toys in a non-specific manner. Her emotions are changeable and she easily gets upset. She seeks adults’ attention and caress. She knows and follows simple everyday instructions, which she has heard many times. She produces various syllables and has recently started trying to say separate short words by imitating the other children in her group. She eats from a spoon and is learning to drink from a cup.

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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Dillon

dillon2014-4dillon2014-1Boy, born 2000
Down syndrome

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:    Dillon loves cuddles and attention. He also loves getting his photo taken with other people, then takes his own “photos” with his hand. He grabs you and says “cheee” and takes a selfie with his hand. So adorable!  He has a killer laugh.  He is smart and helps out the caregivers.  He doesn’t speak but verbalizes sounds and makes his needs known. He will be a lovely son.

 

From a family who visited with him in 2014:  In all my interaction and time with Dillon, I never saw the slightest sign that he was aggressive or had the ability to hit children. In fact, out of all the boys there, Dillon is the most gentle, softhearted, and kind. I did see some horse play and pinching between the other boys, but never Dillon. Dillon is calm, extremely happy, and joyful, and very soft and slow with his movements.

From another family who met him:
He is beautiful! absolutely a treasure. a teddy bear my hubby says. When he first met me, he kissed my hand to say hello, and then he kissed (my husband’s) hand.  He has a beautiful smile! We visited him again later that night. He gave me a huge hug. He just wraps his arms around you very tight! He is quiet, but sat next to me and loves to spend time with you. Today, when we arrived and gave the kids cookies, he was so happy. We have a video where he sets down what he has in one hand just to say hello to the camera. He is full of smiles. When we left, I went up to him and he put the world’s hugest smile on his face and put his arms out in a straight “t”, armed and ready for a tight hug! An absolute treasure is the best way to describe him He is more than that.  He loves to play soccer. He runs and plays and laughs. He will be a huge blessing to a family! Also very gentle!

$4,012.23 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kendall

O girl (1)Guardian AngelKendall-2014Girl, born January 2006
cerebral palsy, bigeminal epilepsy, deep mental handicap, inner hydrocephaly, convergent squint

Kendall is a true orphan, as her mother has passed away.

 

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:  ”She is a total sweetheart. She loves being picked up, held and tickled. She can stand with support but her feet don’t sit flat on the ground. She needs a family who can get her the therapy she needs. She responds to the caregivers she has a bond with, she will pull herself along the ground to get to them. Her giggle is precious. She really is an amazing little girl who would light up her families life.”

 

From someone who met her:  She was gorgeous, when I spent time with her she had been taken into the playroom by a caretaker and she was lapping up every single second, she couldn’t stop laughing and grinning; it was a joy to watch! when I compare to pictures I received of her later in her cot it does not look like the same child! She needs a life and love, she could bloom, I know it!

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

$222.42 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
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Gideon

Gideon4 Gideon6Boy, born 2002
mental delays, cardiopathy and microcephaly

 

Every person – be it a child or an adult – wants to get attention and recognition. Gideon is not an exception: he speaks loudly so that adults couldn’t ignore him. He is persistent too. Once the goal is set, he tries to achieve it. He likes to interact with others and join the children in their activities: playing outside, drawing – if it’s what the other children do, or swinging even if there is already somebody on the swings.

However he can also play calmly on his own. He doesn’t like to draw or to paint for a long time but he tries to make the best piece of art he can. And of course if there is a chance to play in sand or to throw pebbles into seawater – this is the biggest fun for the energetic boy!

Gideon also likes to watch children’s movies and sing songs. And even if his singing is not perfect and sometimes you cannot make out some words, with his loud cheerful voice and a lively smile Gideon brings joy and genuineness into this world.

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Gideon has a matching grant of $100!  When his grant reaches $277.25, he will receive an additional $100!

 

$280.75 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!
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Dakota #1-10

Dakota-updateAge: 3
Diagnosis: Spina bifida aperta at L1 – S2 – surgically corrected, bottom flaccid paraplegia; Internal hydrocephalus – VP shunt was placed on October 03, 2011; Brain atrophy and agenesis of corpus callosum; Partial atrophy of the optic nerve; Accidental cardiac murmur; Iron-insufficiency anemia

Due to the spina bifida, the child is moving in the space by crawling and with the help of his hands (the legs are lacking movements and sensitivity). He sits actively and makes attempts to pull up to a standing position by holding on to a support. He demonstrates motion activity and initiative. He gets to an object desired by him. If a toy is taken away from him by another child, he cries. He is with good visual-motor coordination (eye-hand, hand-hand), picks up objects and transfers them from one to another hand, all the while the eyes following the movements. He traces with a look a falling object. He follows with a look in all four directions (left/right/up/bottom). He has a palmar grip. He plays with the toys according to their purpose.

The speech background is at the level of accidental combinations of sounds and doubling the syllables. He “babbles”. He uses at least three conscious words. He understands simple orders – “come here”, and “give me this”. He turns when called by his name. He differentiates between familiar persons and strangers. He differentiates the tone of the speech. He hums 2-3 melodies of children’s songs. He makes a good eye contact. He is in the beginning stage of imitation. He is calm and with good emotional tonus. He is emotionally responsive. He purposefully seeks the contacts with adults and children. He demonstrates jealousy if not paid attention. He is easily calmed down when picked up. He eats with appetite from a spoon and fed by an adult. He drinks independently from a cup.

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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Lane

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Lane (1)Boy, born October 2006
PRC
Bilateral hearing impairment, language development impairment

Lane is a shy, delicate and handsome little boy. His demeanor is really peaceful, and when he sees a stranger, he stands very still and does not talk. If you slowly come into close contact with him, then he will be very willing to communicate with you. Lane is skilled, his paintings are extremely good. Lane takes studying very seriously; after classes when he returns, he does his homework first. Afterwards, he will find a companion and play. He is also very sensible; he will help his home’s (foster care) grandmother with a few household chores. For example: sweeping the floor and wiping down tables. His daily habits are also very routine. He goes to bed at a fixed time, wakes up on time, and does not feel too lazy to get out of bed or sleep in. He likes to be clean and he will always bathe at a fixed time. The clothes that he wears are always neat and tidy. He is also never picky about the food he eats; rice, noodles, he loves to eat everything. He has a very small amount of food. He also gets along very well with children. Lane is also able to take care of himself: washing his face, brushing his teeth, putting on and taking off clothes. His imitation abilities are quite strong; if he sees words in a book, he will take a pen and will conscientiously study it and write it. His writing is outstandingly similar. Although he is deaf and cannot speak, he is intelligent, and he is a good child who takes learning seriously.

 

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Addie

Addie 1Girl, born September 2001
PRC
Post-op Spina Bifida

Addie needs to be adopted PRIOR to her birthday in September 2015!

*An agency grant of $5,000 is available*

Addie is dearly favored by one of the adoption officials who desires for her to have a loving family and good future. Addie is very artistic and likes to paint. She is also quite smart! Addie wants a family of her own more than anything!! Although Addie has paraplegia of both lower limbs, both of her hands are very flexible and her mental development is normal. Addie lives with a foster family and she has formed a deep bond with the family. Addie is outgoing, bright, and inquisitive. She has great expressive language and understanding ability and likes to communicate with others and to express herself. She can write, recite a lot of poems and does things seriously. Addie has great receptive ability, likes imitating, and is a sensible child. She likes playing with kids, listening to music, and drawing. She gets along very well with the foster family and her teachers. Everyone likes her a lot.

$4.77 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jimi

JimiBoy, born August 2012
PRC
Cleft lip/palate, developmental delays

Jimi is a stubborn, fussy and energetic little boy. He has jet-black hair, an apple-like little face and two bright eyes. When he needs something, his bright big eyes will gaze at the nannies. He is not very agile at rolling over, but he can lift up his head for a while when lying on his back. Sometimes he will suddenly have a temper or cry loudly. Jimi likes to play by himself while lying on his bed. He is afraid to see strangers, and he is a little guy who likes to act like a pampered child in the arms of the nannies. In November of 2013, he had “left cleft lip repair surgery + nasal plastic surgery.”

This child does not have obvious signs of cerebral palsy, but his limb and intelligence development are delayed. He is small in size and cannot sit or make sounds. The nanny says he is somewhat closed off and doesn’t like to be around lots of people. He likes to play by himself. He will smile if a familiar person calls his name.

 

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Deon

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Deon (1)Boy, born November 2013
PRC
Congenital Pigmented Nevi

Deon’s personality is peaceful, he is not noisy, and when he sees people, he likes to smile. When he lies on the rocking chair, he sees the nannies pass by him and likes to look at them. When the nannies hold him, he is very happy.

Currently Deon has a congenital pigmented nevus and still cannot sit by himself, he also cannot turn over. His eyes will look around nonstop, and he is very curious about all things that he sees. When the nannies tease him, he will laugh. He especially likes to hold the nannies’ hands.

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

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Caye

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Caye (2)Girl, born May 2011
PRC
Brain damage, Deaf, Strabismus

Caye is an active and energetic little girl. She was preliminarily diagnosed with deafness, strabismus, and brain damage. Because the child is deaf, she cannot talk; she can only call “ah ah.” She can use her hands to gesture. Normally, when adults make a few simple hand gestures, she is also able to understand them. She cannot run, jump or skip due to her strabismus. Caye is not shy with strangers. The child is especially clever and loves to smile.

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Fawn

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Girl, born April 2012
PRC
Heterochromia iridium; Bilateral hearing impairment; Mute

Fawn is a lively and active child who is very gregarious. She likes to play together with other little children and she is quite extroverted. She is especially interested in sounds and she likes to watch TV. When she sees little children on the TV, she will call out to them. The child especially likes to smile and when you play with her, she will smile happily. On occasion when she’s fussing, if you give her something to eat, she’ll be okay. The child is scared of little sticks and dolls.

Fawn can walk freely on her own and she can go up and down stairs. She can occasionally jump and both of her feet get off the ground. Fawn cannot talk at present but she can understand adults’ facial expressions. When adults want her to do something, she will immediately understand. When you leave her, she will wave her hand saying goodbye.

Fawn recognizes people she’s close with and when she sees familiar people, she will nod her head and open her mouth. Due to the fact that the child’s ears cannot hear sounds, her ability to imitate is very strong. When she sees an adult talking on the phone, she will also grab a phone and put it up to her ear and open her mouth like she is talking.

$27.86 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Adler

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Boy, born mid-2009
FAS, infantile autism

 

Adopted outside of Reece’s Rainbow

 

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Dacey

Dacey (1) Dacey (2)Girl, born August 2006
PRC
Congenital heart disease; Cerebral Palsy

Dacey has a very fragile appearance. She has not had surgery to correct her complex heart conditions. The doctor in the orphanage said they cannot complete the surgery in her country. Her fingers are stumped and blue, and her feet are blue. Dacey plays well with other kids and her favorite toys are balls. Her caregiver said she is scared of strangers and usually gets quiet and cries around them. She likes to listen to music, particularly Chinese children’s songs. She can’t speak words, but sometimes she speaks sounds to herself. She can understand and follow directions and her caregiver says her intelligence is normal. She is very timid, but she likes to laugh. She is receiving rehab training everyday from her caregivers and is physically making gains. She can walk independently, so her caretakers now allow her to get out of her bed more often.

This precious child desperately needs a family that can get her the medical care she needs and to help her become all she can be.

Agency grant available.

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

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Ryleigh

riley7Girl, born Oct. 2008
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Look at this cutie! Ryleigh is a sweet 4 year old girl. She is a quiet girl who is doing well with her foster family. She attends school and gets along well with other children.

Ryleigh makes friends easily and everyone hopes to find a forever family to love her! Are you ready to scoop her up?

Ryleigh also has an additional grant of $2000 available from the agency.

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

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Shandler

Shandler (2)Shandler (1)Boy, born December 2011
PRC
unilateral aural atresia (a small unformed ear), radial club arm, right hernia.

Isn’t Shandler a sweetheart? Just look at the new photo of him all filled out and looking so healthy! Here is what his orphanage staff say about him:
“Little Shandler is fairly quietly and some times a little impatient, even the time before drinking milk. At ordinary time, he is very obedient and is very close to the grandmother. He will smile at her as long as he sees her. He likes to watch little brothers and sisters play games very much, as seems that he wants to take part in it. He likes the little rattle toys very much and likes to explore it.”

Sounds like Shandler is just missing one thing— a FAMILY.

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

 

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Oscar

oscarOscar Oscar faceBoy, born January 2012
PRC
Congenital limb deformities – most likely he has Arthrogryposis

Oscar has congenital limb deformities which has limited his mobility.

He is a very smart and happy boy. His eyes are very lively, he loves to smile and laugh, and when he smiles and laughs his eyes looks like little curled moons.

When you try to talk with him he will respond by making different sounds through his mouth, and always with a cute smile. When you tease him he will laugh. He will respond when his name is being called. He also knows different facial expressions, and he likes it a lot when you pick him up and talk with him.

$15.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Edmund, Gilbert, Richard and Margaret

M.Yu. B.Ye. M.Yeg.Boy, born 2004
Slight mental delay
Missing his picture, it is coming soon.

Boy, born 2009
Healthy

Boy, born 2012
Brain affection of unspecified ethiology

Girl, born 2014
Brain affection of unspecified ethiology

ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

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Lhin

LhinBoy, born April 2013
PRC
Strabismus, brain damage, congenital heart disease

Lhin is an active and energetic child who loves to smile and is especially charming. He gets along well with others and likes to play with other children. He loves to play with toys and is especially interested in sounds. He likes to listen to music and when he hears music playing, he will be particularly excited. Lhin was preliminarily diagnosed with brain damage.

Lhin’s hand movements are nimble. He can crawl, sit, turn over, stand by supporting himself on a handrail, and presently he still cannot walk. The child’s vision is also normal and he is able to see far away. When you call his name, he knows and will turn his head. Lhin can recognize familiar people close to him and when he sees familiar people, he will take the initiative to ask for a hug. Lhin is an especially adorable child!

 

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Paisley Ellira

PaisleyGirl, born March 2007
PRC
Spina Bifida; club foot

 

Beautiful Paisley Ellira is quiet and ready to smile. She likes music, playing with toys and playing games. Paisley Ellira has a quick reaction and is close to her caregiver. She likes outdoor activity and toys with sound.She is active and smart, good at observing. Paisley Ellira has good handcraft, good logic, and can answer questions in the class. Her drawings show that she is full of imagination. Paisley Ellira likes to help care for others. She is definitely a princess in the making as she likes beautiful things, especially clothes and dolls. She is optimistic and hopes for a family of her own.

$2,708.32 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Keagan

KeaganBoy, born Feb 2013
Cleft lip and palate

Keagan is a sweet, young boy with a cleft condition. He may require multiple surgeries. He is able to track objects and move both eyes freely. Keagan’s growth rate and developmental are good. He loves music and will move around to the music. He babbles to his caretakers and smiles at them. He also likes to wave his arms. This precious child is waiting for a family who can help him access the medical care he needs so that he can continue to progress and have a happy life.

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

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Vanessa

VanessaGirl, born Feb 2003
PRC
Albinism

Vanessa is a quiet and active girl who has been diagnosed with albinism. She is a 10 year old girl who always has a ready smile. Vanessa likes jumping on the trampoline and playing with dolls. Vanessa first came to the orphanage at 6 months old. Now, she is 10 years old and has normal physical and cognitive development. Due to her albinism, she does not like to play in the light. Vanessa can move freely in the institute and likes to play with the other children. Vanessa enjoys watching comics and can communicate well with others. Vanessa can put on her clothing without help and can understand easy things such as the answers to “why should you wash your hands before meals”, and “the purpose of a cup”. Vanessa likes to listen to music and play with the other children. She is very close with her caretakers.

$61.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Whitaker

20141017_100945Boy, born October 2010Guardian Angel Cerebral palsy, spastic tetraparesis, optic atrophy, secondary internal hydrocephaly, seizure disorder

 

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UPDATE NOV 2014:  Whitaker is facing transition to a very bad institution in a month or two at most. If a family commits prior to transfer, the orphanage will hold him.  Please share!

 

$8,392.69 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

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Darah

Girl, born 2013
Down syndrome, atrio-ventricular septum defect, condition after pulmonary artery coarctation (April, 2013)

 

Will be available in about 2 months (summer 2014)

What a sweet little love!

 

$1,076.63 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Eden

Eden Photo 1 May 2014Guardian AngelEden was born in June 2007 and has been diagnosed with kyphoscoliosis with rotation and lordosis of the fourth degree. The position of some of her internal organs deviates slightly from the norm and some of her organs are a little smaller than typical because of her skeletal differences. However, her major organs appear to be healthy and working according to their function.

Eden’s gross motor development is impaired due to her scoliosis, but she does walk and run independently. Her cognitive development is age appropriate. She speaks in complete sentences, recites poetry and loves to sing songs.

Eden is in great need of surgical treatment and therapies for her scoliosis under the loving wings of a dedicated forever family.

From a family who met Eden in May 2014: Eden is our daughter’s best friend at the orphanage. Both girls love to play together and share their things. While we had our daily visits with our daughter, we were told Eden missed her in the group. She welcomed her back with a hug every time and told her, “My dear girl, my best girl, I miss you.”

Eden is a very sweet child who lights up a room. Her ability to walk unassisted impressed us tremendously. She is fully potty-trained and her self-help skills are age appropriate. Eden makes conversation and understands what is happening in her environment. This lovely girl would bring so much joy to a family and we believe her medical condition could be improved through treatments and therapies in the United States.

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

$133.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Reno

Reno 201430706161738 (2)Boy, born April 2011

Congenital heart disease: perimembranous ventricular septum defect, congenital atrial septum defect, minor pulmonary valve stenosis

crossed eyes, ptosis (droopy eyelid), both sides inguinal testis, delay of psychological and speech development.

 

From a family who met him, summer 2014:
He is very small but he does not let it stop him. He can run and climb and say names. He played very well with other children. I never witness him being aggressive to other children. Every time we came to visit he would run up and put his arms up to be held. I would stroke his check and say his name then he was off to the races. He would make an awesome son! The orphanage is so nice. The playground facility was top notch and the nannies were so nice. We were able to interact with all of the children in our daughter’s group which I found to be a huge plus. We got to see first hand how he played and got along with other children

 

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

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Ben Gabriel

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PRC
Post op bilateral cleft lip and palate

Ages out July 2015

Ben Gabriel is a very outgoing, active, gentle, loving and sweet boy. His handwriting is super good, but sometimes he does need to be reminded to do his homework. Ben Gabriel likes to play with other children. He can help to clean the room. In fact, he always cleans the classroom and living room very well. He likes to help to do things. Ben Gabriel can change his clothes, take shower and wash clothes by self. He eats slower than other kids. He never fights with any child. His foster family and all the neighbors adore him. If his foster grandma comes home late, he always calls to check on her. When he goes out with the grandma, he always watch her very well. Ben Gabriel really wants to have a family who he can stay with forever.

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

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Tony

Tony (2)Boy, born June 2007
PRC
Congenital heart defect, and post op cleft lip and palate

7 year old Tony is diagnosed with CHD and post-op congenital cleft lip and palate. It is clear that his orphanage adoption director cares about the kids and wants them to find a family! She has said that Tony is a very well behaved child and she speaks very highly about him when talking to others about him.

From an August 2012 update in his file: Tony has already had surgery for his cleft lip and palate and has recovered well. He has a strong self management skills. He can put on his clothes and shoes, can fold up his quilt, and feed himself. He likes to play with toy cars and toy trains. He is studying in the preschool class of the institute. Tony can write and recognize numbers 1-10. He went into a foster family in July 2011 and got more delicate care from his parents. He is active, bright, polite and he likes to communicate with others. Although he doesn’t pronounce accurately, he has no problem with communicating. He has a good appetite and is not picky about food. He likes to play outdoors with his parents most. He likes to ride a bike and play ball on the playground with other children. He likes to please. We hope he could be adopted as soon as possible and have a happy and warm family.

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Nella (Juliana)

40205110952Girl, born August 1999Juliana
Turner syndrome

Please help find her family before she ages out (at 16)!

Nella is a good-mannered girl, studies well, reads much. Height 150 cm (4′ 9″) due to Turner syndrome.

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

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Willow

41022134950 WillowGirl, born 2014
Down syndrome

 

Oh my goodness!  What a sweetheart!

 

$27.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Josh #494

JoshAge: 4
Diagnosis: strabismus and delays in development

 

Josh has developed fine and gross motor skills. He walks, plays with toys, has a developed pincer and tweezer grasp, tracks objects with his eyes and manipulates objects appropriately. He wears glasses to help correct his vision issues. He shows interest in new things. He examines toys and works to understand their function. He understands object permanence and plays hide and seek. He builds towers with blocks and looks at books.He understands and follows simple instructions and complies with what he is forbidden to do. He responds to being called by name. He is in his initial stage of imitating others’ speech. Speech production – random sound combinations, no purposeful words yet. He always carries around a toy with him (most often a toy rattle) and he puts it in his mouth. He would leave it for a while when he is playing with another object. He defends his position before other children. He deliberately initiates interactions with adults so as to play or go for a walk together. He does not often join group activities or games but he usually takes the position of a passive spectator. He has low threshold of tolerance as regards other children. He isolates himself at times. He eats with a good appetite. He often finds his portion of food not to be enough and gets annoyed. He has not yet started announcing and controlling his physiological needs so he wears diapers. In the last several months the child has started compensating the delay in his neuropsychological development. He is being monitored.

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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Elana

ElanaGirl, born March 2013
PRC
abnormal bilateral upper eyelids and abnormal development of bilateral eyeballs

17 month old Elana is diagnosed as having abnormal bilateral upper eyelids and abnormal development of bilateral eyeballs. Elana has good mental development. She has learned how to raise her head, turn over sit independently and stand steadily with support. She can hold her bottle to drink her milk independently and she can hold food to eat. Although she cannot see, she has sense of light. She has sharp ears and can follow a sound source. She enjoys playing with other children and listening to music during the day. Elana is quiet and timid and sometimes likes to sit alone. She can distinguish familiar people and strangers and gets very happy when she hears a familiar person’s voice. Her favorite toys are blocks. Elana is an adorable baby whose favorite activity is reported to be holding hands with her foster mother.

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

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John #26-20

JohnAge: 12
Diagnosis: Defect of the development of the skull and facial bones

John has well developed gross and fine motor skills. He loves to play sports. He has age appropriate self help skills. He assists with tasks in the orphanage such as cleaning the dining room, serving food, and cleaning his room. He is doing well in school. He has started computer classes, which he enjoys. He has a good attention span and a very good imagination. He answers questions accurately. He can tell a story based on pictures. He enjoys interacting with other children his age. He likes to watch cooking shows on TV and dreams of becoming a chef. He has age appropriate behaviors and acts appropriately in the presence of other children and adults. He participates in group activities. He helps the children who have physical disabilities that impact their mobility by bringing them items and pushing their wheelchairs.

One of John’s best friends is in the process of being adopted. John has verbally expressed his desire to be adopted and come to the US. He is in an orphanage that prepares children for being adopted and works with families during the adoption process to ensure the child is prepared to join a family.

 

From an adoptive family who met him in July 2014:  ”Met this boy who is every bit of amazing!! His picture isn’t a good resemblance, it makes him look older. He is actually smaller looking in person. He is so thoughtful, kind, and has wonderful manners. Yesterday they asked if he would bring us a chair and he quickly gave us his chair and asked his friend to give his chair and then went for other chairs. He quickly says thank you for everything and today thanked us for spending time with him and said he had “it was a pleasure”! He wants a family, three boys from his group home will be going home this year. He loves to cook and the nannies say he can prepare entire meals. He is 11. Very bright, he knows all the workers schedules, he loves responsibility and smiled so much to be in charge of the keys for the gate. A young girl in a wheel chair asked him to push her and he was happy to do so. This is an amazing son just waiting for a family. Please help me find them!!! ”

The agency has additional photos and videos of John.

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Lucille

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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