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River L31

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born on August 2012

premature birth (degree II), intrauterine infection, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy I-II stage, physical and mental development delay, protein energy malnutrition, microcephaly, OU astigmatism, hypermetropia;  speech therapy recommended

Listed: Jan 6, 2017

River has brown eyes and hair. Welcomes the given attention, but if it is suddenly stopped or in case of contact rejection may react with sadness, disappointment, sometimes a little crying. However, mostly all of the emotions are expressed weakly, without the characteristic intensity, such as crying as grumbling, or rubbing eyes in protest. Does not request physical contact – accepts communication style as it is. Mostly characteristic joyful excitement bordering on nervousness can be noticed in movements, gestures and facial expressions. Enjoys the atmosphere of organized events with lots of people and impressions, which further reinforces the joyful excitement – loud laughs, significant movement and arbitrary contact search. Also observed radical mood changes for no apparent reason – can suddenly start to cry, followed by loud laughter, which can pass again suddenly. In these cases neither consolation nor physical contact help. Will power is unmarked – tries to do the given task, but it is more literal fulfillment of indications than internal motivation to learn.

The cognitive sphere (perception, thinking, attention, interest) – thinking processes most occur at the level of mechanistic imitation – is able to repeat what he has seen or heard recently, but after a time he is unable to reproduce it anymore. The boy knows parts of the body and can name them and show them on other people, but in doing so he needs repeated encouragement. The same applies to everyday activities such as bathing, dressing, tidying toys, etc. – an adult should always name and show the needed action – only then the boy completes it. The boy knows his name and he knows also the names of other children and teachers, but, for example, on a logical question “What is your name?” he often responds with the last word of the question: “Name”. The boy recognizes some animals, he may show them in a book, may show signs of an object or phenomenon, for example, that the flower smells, injury hurts and need to be blown at to ease the pain. Notices minor consequences – for example, understands that pressing one button on a musical toy can start the others, but the boy lacks understanding to put together even a simple puzzle.The boy likes everything related to sound and light signals – both objects and events, he can observe or operate them enthusiastically for a long time, but by jamming in the process. Behavior, social behavior – friendly, good-natured with both children and adults. Happy with any interaction and the opportunity to gain new experiences. Understands all instructions, but the nervous agitation disturbs to perform fine motor activities accurately – eating, dressing, playing with small objects. Weak self-advocacy skills, generally does not interfere with other children’s activities, but sometimes can have a sudden impulse – incomprehensible, short-term aggression. The boy likes walks, all outdoor environment and everything related to the movement possibilities – climbing, jumping, swinging, etc. Enjoys water therapy. Is able to eat independently, dress up, but does not fully comprehend, whether he has done it correctly or incorrectly. Uses toilet only with a reminder.

 

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

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

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Carice L30

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on January 2016

meningomyelocele of lumbosacral region, hydrocephalus, ventriculoperitoneal shunt;
lower limbs flaccid paraparesis, congenital feet inversion-extension deformation, neurogenic bladder, which causes chronic urinary tract infections;

Listed: Jan 6, 2017

Carice has bluish-grey eyes and brown hair.  She is very positive, often smiles, and always is glad when an adult talks or plays with her. She is calm, emotionally stable, cries only when there is a reason.  She is able to get up on all fours, crawls on floor, during the crawling supports more on one forearm. Grasps toys, rattles them, moves toys from one hand into another during the playing. Reacts on her name, smiles, babbles, likes to imitate sounds, likes musical sounds. Reacts on her reflection in mirror – smiles. The girl enjoys to be around other children. She drinks from a cup with adult support, eats from a spoon. It is predicted that the girl will be clever, but she will not be able to walk and will need a wheelchair (she does not feel her lower part). It is not clear yet if the girl will be able to control bowel movements, probably it will be known around 3-4 years of age. Hydrocephalus is compensated, the liquid drained in time.

$27.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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Zayn

zayn-small-photozayn-photo-3 Boy, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Zayn, 6, was abandoned at 1 month old with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Zayn is described as an active little boy. He can run and go upstairs and downstairs by himself. He is fond of listening and dancing to music! He enjoys playing interactive games and greeting familiar people. Zayn can understand instructions from adults, but struggles to express himself. He can say simple words, but cannot speak in complete sentences. Zayn has some self-care ability. He can put on his shoes and socks by himself and can feed himself. He is not potty-trained and must wear a diaper. Zayn has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. He loves to play with a toy broom and dustpan.  Click here to see Zayn’s video.

$10.80 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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Duke

duke-photo-1 duke-small-photoBoy, born July 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Duke, 3, was abandoned at 2 months old. Upon admission to the orphanage, he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). His caretakers described him as an active, bright and smart kid. Duke has great gross motor skills. He can walk on his own, move around obstacles, and play actively, such as kicking and chasing a ball outside. He is well behaved and follows instructions from his teacher when given. Duke can imitate simple language such as dad, mom, and aunt. He is also able to have simple interactions with his caregivers. Duke knows his shapes, the names of clothes, and the names of five organs! His fine motor skills are good as well. He can pick up and move small objects, he can put shapes into their correct positions, and can hold a pen to color with. Duke has good self-care ability. He can feed himself, put his shoes and socks on and off, help his caregiver receive and pass objects, wipe his own nose, and wash his hands and face without help. Duke does still wear a diaper. Duke is fond of listening to music, playing with toys, and playing games. He loves to play interactive games and his favorite toy is a light-up music box. Can Duke find a home with your family?

$305.80 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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Daniella

daniella-photo-5 daniella-photo-3Girl, born February 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Daniella, 6, is described as an active and bright girl though her intellectual capabilities are behind that of her peers. She can use simple language, but cannot speak whole sentences. Her caretakers believe she has the intent to speak but is unable to do so clearly. Instead, Daniella often expresses herself through her actions. She enjoys listening to children’s songs and being read short stories. Daniella can run and enjoys body rhythm training where she is asked to do movements that imitate different animals. She can feed herself, put on her shoes, and clean up after herself. She is not potty-trained and must wear a diaper. Daniella gets along well with her caregivers and peers in the institute. She enjoys watching TV and playing house (i.e. cooking, cleaning).   Daniella’s video.

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

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

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Parker

parkerBoy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, possible hearing loss

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Parker came into care shortly after birth. He has Down Syndrome and possibly some hearing loss in his left ear. This cute little guy goes to preschool five days a week in the orphanage. He can speak many words and follows instructions. Active and affectionate, Parker loves to give kisses! Agency member met this little guy recently and many photos and videos are on file. Parker has a sweet personality!

$37.80 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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Cullen

cullenBoy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Cullen came into care when he was 3 months old. He has Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease (atrioventricular septal defect, PFO and pulmonary hyptertension). He was hospitalized for about three months in late 2014 for heart surgery and currently takes heart daily heart medications. A social worker who met Cullen recently describes him as an alert, active little boy. He has good balance and can take 2-3 steps on his own. He babbles, but doesn’t yet speak words. He likes to ride on rolling toys and plays well with others.

$225.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Hazel

hazel1Girl, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 19, 2016

Hazel’s story is a little special. She is a beautiful 4 year old girl who has Down Syndrome. When one of the agency’s families traveled to adopt their son they visited the orphanage and met Hazel. They fell in love and asked if she had an adoption file. They were told she did not and they asked the orphanage personnel to please prepare the file. Apparently they listened, because when asked about her the last time the agency team was at the orphanage, they said her file was almost completed!

Hazel is a funny little thing who loved the different activities we had going on in the room! She loved the balls and my goodness did she love the stacking cups! She kept trying to get them and take them to another part of the room!

Hazel has a $4,000 grant through her current adoption agency!  Hazel needs a family! Could she be your daughter?

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

$598.95 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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Harley

harleyGirl, born Feb 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 16, 2016

Harley’s paperwork states that she is 3 years old, but the doctors think she may be younger than that. Regardless of her age, Harley is a little sweetie who is squishy and huggable. Her caregiver says she likes to be held and loves snacks and bananas.

She is a smiley easy going little thing who giggles often. She is afraid of loud noises. She is saying a few words such as “mama”, she also babbles and imitates noises.

Harley has Down syndrome. She sits and rolls over by herself. When the agency team met her in April she was just starting to transition from her belly to a sitting position.

Harley’s caregiver feels she is advanced and is learning things quickly. Little Harley sat and played with toys for quite a while when we were with her. She was content by herself, but my, how her little eyes lit up when we would sit down to play with her or engage her in any way!

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

$117.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Emery

emeryemery-pic-2Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2016

Emery is well adapted to her daily routine in the orphanage. She eats three meals a day but doesn’t have a big appetite and doesn’t care for snacks or desserts. The orphanage staff make efforts to enrich her days to help her development by watching TV, listening to music, playing with toys and taking her out for outdoor activities.

Her motion development is slightly delayed compared to other children but staff feel this is due to her being in orphanage life and not with a family. They say her opportunities are more limited there although she does participate in rehabilitation training in the institute. At the time of her report she was 3.5 years old and could sit independently, hold toys to play and walk holding the wall. She was described as being extroverted, well liked and having a ready smile. Emory could take off her socks and pants and was in good physical condition, but wasn’t yet speaking. Orphanage staff hope she will be adopted by a family who can educate her and help her grow up to be a happy girl.

Video available.

$10.80 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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Tess #

tess-photo-1-june-2015-nov-2016-cropTess was born in February 2004. She has been diagnosed with spina bifida (for which surgery has been done), hydrocephalus, mild cerebellar ataxia, and delayed physical and cognitive development.

Tess walks independently for short distances with a distinctive gait, although she prefers to crawl. She can climb up and down stairs holding the railings, and can throw and kick balls. Tess scribbles with a pencil held in a fisted grasp, stacks blocks in a tower, threads objects onto a fixed stand, and holds scissors but cannot use them functionally. Her vocalizations are limited mostly to the expression of strong emotions. She is currently developing her nonverbal communication skills. Tess follows simple instructions related to everyday activities but does not yet comprehend cause and effect relationships. She completes tasks slowly as she is easily distracted by her surroundings. In the 2015/2016 school year, Tess received individualized education with the support of a resource teacher.

Tess is a calm and passive girl with a positive emotional tone who needs and seeks out connection with adults. While she typically engages in parallel play with her peers, she has recently started showing willingness to establish contact, by sitting near them, smiling and holding their hands. Tess diligently helps prepare for orphanage celebrations and enjoys participating to the extent that she is able. Tess eats slowly but independently. She needs assistance with dressing and bathing and wears diapers.

The one-on-one attention, care, and support of a forever family would enable sweet Tess to realize her full potential.

Videos available from the agency.

A private family who adopted Tess’s best friend in 2015 is offering a $2000 grant to Tess’s forever parents upon notice of final travel. The family is also willing to help with fundraising. Please contact the listing agency for further details.

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

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Wyoming

wyoming-2 wyoming-1Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed Dec 7, 2016

Wyoming is wise as ice. That is what Wyoming’s caregiver told me about him. When I tried to clarify what she meant, she replied that it meant he was very smart. She continued that he also likes to read books by himself but also play with his little friends, especially on the slide. He delights in tickle games and bouncing balls as you can see in his videos.
https://youtu.be/Fq3_hMSAfuU  and https://youtu.be/B4OEU4INKlQ

Wyoming’s orphanage has shown to cherish all the children in their care, regardless of special need. He is growing well and healthy. He has no known heart condition.

“Motor development: he can go up and down stairs alone, can imitate drawing vertical lines, circles and crosses, and can go upstairs one foot one step.

Adaptability: he can recognize his teacher and caretaker, can know where his bed is, can recognize his favorite toy.

Language and social ability: he can know cold and warm, can put off unlined clothes and pants, and can wash his hands alone.

Personality: he is active and restless, usually likes playing toys, likes music and playing games, likes reading books and watching TV, likes sliding, can imitate the teacher doing some dance movements; has quick reaction, full of energy, likes playing with his mates; occasionally he is obstinate.

$10.80 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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Wrennie

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wrennie-1Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Wrennie is gentle and quiet by nature. She is introverted but will also play with other children and will interact with her teachers and caregivers. She understands requests made to her and is usually compliant with her caregivers and teachers. She enjoys music time and dancing with the other children. She also likes painting and drawing pictures. She will play with toys of her own choosing.

Wrennie is in good physical condition and has no reported medical issues in general and her heart and respiratory system have been strong. She is able to help take care of her daily needs and likes to imitate the actions of her teachers and caregivers. She is drawn to pretty things and adores wearing them as well.

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

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

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Winkler

winkler-2 winkler-1Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Winkler is so cool he rules! He can rock his roll on the plasma car. While he is still perfecting walking independently, he is able to to crawl to all the toys he is eager to grab and manipulate. Winkler is reported to be strong and in good physical health with no heart condition or other medical issues.
Winkler’s reports also share, “Motor development: he can crawl; can use thumb and index finger deftly.

Adaptability: he can take objects, can take out toy blocks from the cup, and can take the toy positively he is interested with.

Language and social ability: he can make sounds of yiya, and can imitate the pronunciation.

Personality: he is active and restless, ready to smile, likes playing toys, has quick reaction to objects, but occasionally impatient. Dated May 25, 2016

$578.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Wregan

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wregan-1Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Wregan also participated in the agency’s camp. She is sassy, spunky and a good dancer! She participated in the group performances and was able to execute choreography with little prompting. Wregan was also meeting milestones for a child her age with Down syndrome according to her advocate.

Wregan is expressive and loves to use her hands to help share how she is feeling. She is energetic and wanting to join with the other children in activities and imitate their actions. Here caregivers share the following, ““Motor development: she can go up and down stairs alone, can get upstairs on foot alternately, has strong imitation, can imitate drawing vertical lines, circles and crosses, and can catch a ball thrown to her.

She can imitate the teacher’s simple rhythm, can understand the teacher’s direction, and can recognize big and small.
Language and social ability: she can distinguish strange and familiar people, can understand what NO means, can respond if ask her for a object, can unbutton and button, can put off unlined clothes and pants, can know “cold, tired and hungry”, and can wash her hands by herself.

She is active, restless and ready to smile, usually likes music, and likes imitating and playing toys. She likes playing games with her mates, full of energy. She also likes reading books and playing dolls, likes riding the rocking horse.

$9.90 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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Wellington

wellington-2 wellingtonGirl, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Wellington participated in the agency’s recent advocacy camp. She was paired with an advocate who has a bio child with DS who said she meets most, if not all of the milestones for a child her age with DS.  She said Wellington is an “easy and snuggly baby” with a very sweet and happy disposition.

Wellington is eager to explore her environment and bursts with energy from one happy activity to the next. She is mastering her walking ability and is able to get herself to get herself independently to where the action is. She is a good problem solver and has learned how to help the caregivers in their daily tasks. She has a cheerful disposition and wants to participate with her little friends in the activities around her.

Current video shows Wellington in her environment. https://youtu.be/dLUdiFret4Q

The agency’s team met her in May 2016 and is able to talk with families about their impressions. Wellington will participate in the November CHI Advocacy Camp in her city and is waiting to be matched with an advocate as well.

Wellington’s reports also share, “Motor development: she can crawl, can pick up tiny object with thumb and index finger, and can walk with one hand held.

Adaptability: she can take out toy blocks from the cup and put them back, can bang two toy blocks, can turn pages of a book, and can cover the bottle.

Language and social ability: she can imitate the teacher and caretaker to pronouns, can respond to other’s asking for her objects, can understand what NO means, can know cold and warm, can express her needs with the teacher and caretaker, and can cooperate the caretaker to put on and off clothes.

Personality: she is active, ready to smile, likes imitating, likes music, likes playing games with her mates, and has quick reaction. She likes plush toys, likes reading books and full of energy.

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

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

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Kimmy #

Girl, born 2013

This 4 years old girl has been diagnosed with PDD – Pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (PDD), Spastic quadriplegia with axial hypotonia, microcephaly and dismrphic facies. She has rehabilitation every day and is on a special Pyruvate dehydrogenase diet due to the PDD.

Listed: Dec 6, 2016

She is a little sweet girl with big brown eyes, white skin and auburn hair. She has small feet and such tiny legs.  She is very sociable and emotional child, who loves attention and loves the contact with adults and children. The staff reported that she grabs a toy with her right hand and holds it for a short time. She really loves to be tickled on the legs and laughs with voice. She can stay in a sitting position in chair alone.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

UPDATE 2017:

Kimmy stands with the help of an adult.  She is relaxed, calm and laughs.  Kimmy pronounces different sounds with a melody and likes communicating with adults. She likes games and songs.  The family history of the child is that one sibling was diagnosed of a brain tumor and passed away and another died of pneumonia.  Kimmy has a delay in physical and psychomotor development and she requires special care.  Kimmy received a microcephaly diagnosis and the presence of metabolic encephalopathy was suspected.  She has also been diagnosed with infantile cerebral paralysis – spastic quadriparesis type.

 

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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Shaughan

2007, Nov. 2nd, Shaun ShaughanBoy, born November 2007
PRC
Congenital bilateral atresia of external acoustic meatus; congenital bilateral auricles deformity

Listed: Oct 24, 2014

Shaughan is a terrific little boy with a very manageable need! He is in care of a very well-run orphanage. Shaughan is diagnosed with bilateral atresia of external ears (moderate conductive hearing loss). Agency staff met him last year and said he is VERY sweet. A few adoptive families have met him too and have said that he is very sweet and precious! Shaughan’s file states that he is not affected by the atresia of the bilateral auricles. He likes being with and playing with other children. When called loudly, he will turn to you and smile to you happily. He likes helping his teacher- when the teacher praises him or affirms him, he gets very happy. Shaughan is also willing to help other children. He is extroverted, active, and restless. He is waiting for his family to find him. Are you the lucky family?

$10,420.40 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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Allen #38-1

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allen-nov2016Age: 12
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus

Listed: Nov 14, 2016

Allen lived in a mental institution for many years before recently being moved to a group home. Since being moved to the group home, he has made rapid progress in his development. Videos taken in November 2016 show him appropriate answering questions (such as “When is your birthday?”), identifying objects, and speaking in complete sentences. He is described as inquisitive. He constantly looks around and asks questions. He can estimate “smaller” and “larger”. He knows how to behave when he is on the sidewalk and in a bus. He can dance and follows the rhythm. He can play with play dough, and he can manipulate and draw with pencils and crayons. He participates in active and sports games. He likes to play with toys and colorful legos. He likes to play outside and to swing. His favorite activity is taking care of the plants in the yard and to water them. He manages all of his personal hygiene, including toileting and showering. He feeds himself. He likes to help with serving the food and cleaning the table and often he is a volunteer in the kitchen.

Photos and videos from November 2016 are available.

 

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Ansel

ansel-1Boy, born 2003
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 27, 2016

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Ansel was relinquished to the children’s home when he was almost 2 years old; his family was unable to care for a child with special needs.

Ansel receives language and physical therapy once a week, and his vocabulary and social skills are improving!  He enjoys riding bikes, playing in the dirt, and watching Barney on TV.  His favorite foods are chicken with rice, yogurt, and cake.

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

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Joey

joeyjoey-1josue2009Boy, born 2005
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 27, 2016

LA-E1

Joey was left in the hospital at birth.  He is cleared for adoption and has been waiting for SO very long!  He has lived in the same children’s home since he was an infant.  He attends a school for children with special needs in the community.

Joey sounds like an active guy — he enjoys riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline, and running games.  He’s not a picky eater, and especially likes sweets.

Additional pictures available.

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

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Zadie

sadieGirl, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Zadie gets along well with everyone in her foster home. She has 2 best friends in particular that she is often with. She loves riding her tricycle and doing puzzles. She is a good listener in school and is proud of her work.

 

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

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Harriet

harperGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Harriet can be a little timid at times but is not afraid of strangers. She is often smiling and loves being around the other children. She can understand what is being said to her and is a smart girl. She loves toys and her favorite thing is to be cuddled by her caretakers.

 

$10.80 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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Kaylee

kaylee-1-300x225Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Kaylee is a happy and playful baby who is always smiling. She is independent and able to enjoy time playing alone. She loves listening to music and will wave her arms when it comes on.

$387.01 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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Cheyenne

cheyenneGirl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Cheyenne is an active and very optimistic 7 year old girl. She loves to sing and dance and is a very happy child. She loves playing piano and is capable of doing many things on her own, such playing and eating. She can communicate well, although sometimes must speak slower for strangers to understand her. She loves all types of food and is not a picky eater. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Could this precious girl be the joyful addition your family needs?

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

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

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Chloris

chloris-1 chloris-2Girl, born Oct 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

This is Chloris!  Chloris came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old. They found she has Down syndrome, with no known heart or other health issues. Chloris lives with a foster family, and gets along very well with her foster siblings. Her development has been delayed, as is typical for a child with Down syndrome. Chloris has some speech delays which will likely require some speech therapy. She is bright, happy, engaging, and very social! Her foster family has helped her in her development so much! Chloris enjoys playing with her foster sisters…a family for Chloris with built in playmates would be wonderful!

$2,340.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Dominick

guardianangeldominickBoy, born May 2004
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed October 2016

A recent adopting family met this boy, and spent time with Dominick on two different occasions.   They said:  “He is a very sweet boy who has expressed that he wants to be adopted. We have adopted two of his friends, and they pray every night that he can find his forever family too. Dominick has a sweet and loving personality that we know would be a blessing to any family.”

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

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Owen

owen-2016Owen was born in July 2014 and has Down Syndrome. His heart is reportedly healthy.

Listed October 2016

Owen is an active child who can cruise along furniture and likes to play with toys. Owen responds to the people around him, communicates with gestures and sounds, and understands at least part of what is said to him. He eats very well and is not yet potty-trained.

Update March 2017: Owen is a kind little boy who likes receiving attention.  He can crawl, uses some sign language and says the names of his caretakers.

$280.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Evelyn

evelyn-2016Evelyn was born in October 2012 and has Down Syndrome. Her heart defect was surgically repaired.

Listed October 2016

Evelyn can walk holding a hand or against support. She’s an active girl who plays with toys and interacts with friends. She eats well, is potty-trained and makes herself understood with gestures, facial expressions and by using her hands.

 

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

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

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Jenna #

JennaGirl, 2.5 years old

Listed: Oct 2016

Jenna is 2 and a half years old, and has been living in an orphanage since she was 6 weeks old. Jenna loves to be hugged, enjoys musical toys, and laughs when she is teased by adults. She plays well with other children and appears to enjoy being around them. Jenna appears to connect well with others emotionally.

Jenna is blind due to a complete retinal detachment in one eye and a partial detachment in the other. She is also developmentally delayed. She does not walk on her own, but can walk when led by an adult for a few steps. Jenna is not speaking and does not respond to verbal instructions from other adults. She is unable to feed herself, but is in the process of potty training. The reports describe Jenna as having “underdeveloped thinking operations.”

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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Poppy

Poppy bGirl, born June 2013
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Oct 17, 2016

Poppy is an adorable little girl who is 3 years old. Poppy has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She has the delays expected with a child who has Down syndrome, but is making progress. At 2, she was crawling well, and could stand with support. Poppy’s fine motor skills are very good. Her receptive speech is good, also. She is a sweet and lovable little one, who loves to play outdoors with the other kids. She needs a family!

$81.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Douglas

Douglas collageBoy, born December 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome/Congenital heart defect

Listed: Oct 17, 2016

Meet darling Douglas! Douglas has down syndrome, a Congenital Heart Defect- PDA (funnel shape), and possible CP. Douglas came into care at the age of five and has only been living in the orphanage for a little over a year. At the time he came into care, he was walking independently, but was not speaking. Douglas can now eat independently with a spoon and drink from a cup. He can go up and down stairs on his own as well. Douglas is not toilet trained yet and he does need help getting dressed, but he will cooperate and hold up his hands when the caretaker help dress him. He can make sounds, but cannot say specific words. When Douglas is not happy, he will sit on the ground and cry. He loves to be cuddled and snuggled and that usually cheers him up pretty quickly. He recently started attending pre-school in the orphanage and is said to be able to sit nicely and quietly listen to the teacher. Douglas is described as an introverted boy who loves to walk around the living area and take walks with his caretakers after supper. He loves to bounce balls back and forth with his caretakers and friends, though he does have difficulty catching the ball sometimes. Douglas is waiting for a family to see him, bring him home, and love him forever!

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

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

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Andrea

Andrea2AndreaGirl, born January 2006
PRC
Down Syndrome

Beautiful 10-year-old Andrea is a sweet girl agency staff met a year ago! Andrea has down syndrome, but is high functioning. She lives in a foster family with four siblings in an apartment on the grounds of the orphanage. She is attending a special education school inside the orphanage and her favorite thing to do and learn about is to listen to music and dance. Her vision and hearing were reported to be normal and she has no heart conditions. Andrea’s best friend is a boy in the orphanage who also has down syndrome. Her favorite color is red and she loves to play with Legos or toys you can take apart and build with. Her favorite food is meat.

Andrea understands everything she hears or is told. She repeats words and phrases. When she is happy, she will talk a lot. When she is upset, she stops talking. She also may not listen or respond when upset, but she is never aggressive. Andrea is very observant. She likes to watch and then copy. She can put on and take off her own clothes, but does need some help with buttons. Andrea can feed herself with a spoon. She is very helpful at school. Andrea is described as active, extroverted, playful, friendly, helpful, kind, and funny. She is a leader and she obeys most of the time, but can be stubborn at times.

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

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Brendan #35

Brendan 535OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, 3 years old
Main Special Needs: background retinopathy; retinopathy of prematurity; a condition after 2-degree intracranial hemorrhage (he is blind); Specific developmental disorder of motor function; hypotrophy; delayed neuropsychological development.  Prematurely born second degree, with low birth weight. Microcephalus; Delay in the neuro-psychical development.

Listed: June 3, 2015

The child is calm and rarely cries when he’s upset or protests. Single demonstrations of stereotypical shaking of the head right-left have been observed. He reacts with cheer and liveliness to the presence of familiar adults and accepts their presence and contact; he smiles to tender speech and laughs loud to teases. He likes close physical contact. He is distanced with strangers and is distrustful with them not showing activity in play interactions. His attention is difficult to attract and keep. He has support in his legs. His motor development is at the level turning from back to stomach and vice versa and moving by crawling. He is steady in the walker and makes attempts to move around in it. His grip is palmar and he manipulates for long time with toys put in proximity, with alternation of the hands. He picks up a toy put in proximity, makes attempts to evoke sounds from it or puts it in his mouth. Currently, he plays with toys manipulating with them for a long time. He rarely pronounces syllables or other combinations of sounds.

He readily enters into play interactions with adults. He spontaneously pronounces syllables and other combinations of sounds. He eats well, with appetite. While bathed, he’s calm. His sleep is calm and long. He sucks his thumb while sleeping.

He eats blended food from a spoon.

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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Tina

TTGirl, 9 years old
M-OD
cerebral palsy, speech delays

Listed: Oct 6, 2016

Tina is a 9 year old girl who is a very cheerful, active, sociable and persistent child who easily shows her emotions. She is a bit shy upon meeting new people, but when she feels like trust has been established, she is playful and affectionate. She has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic paraparesis (muscular rigidity predominantly in the legs), strabismus and a speech developmental delay. Tina is an independent child that tries to do things on her own and tries to get as little help as possible when it comes to self-care habits. She has a significant gap in her development affecting her most in the area of her motor skills. Her cognitive and speech abilities have also been affected due to the difficulty she has abstracting and understanding information. She is participative and cooperative. She is interested in expressing and sharing her desires, needs and concerns. Tina’s attention-concentration span is short, which means she needs constant monitoring so that she will appropriately complete her activities. She is capable of going up stairs, running, and jumping with both feet.

We only have this child’s file for a short time.

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Ace

ACGirl, 9 years old
M-OD

Listed: Oct 6, 2016

Ace is a 9 year old girl who is very cheerful, sensitive and affectionate. When she feels comfortable with people, she becomes playful, smiles and is affectionate. She enjoys company and demands constant attention from adults. It is generally hard for Ace to trust those around her. She seeks to establish relationships with those with whom she feels comfortable and secure in the area of basic and emotional needs. Ace is a sensitive girl that looks for others to protect her. Her vocabulary is limited and when she expresses herself verbally, she tends to change certain phonemes. Ace has been diagnosed as slightly intellectually disabled because of the social-emotional deprivation and malnutrition that she experienced in the early years of her life. Ace has significant artistic abilities and enjoys activities where she is the center of attention, such as dancing, music, singing and crafts. She demonstrates initiative when she makes up her own choreography and shows her friends the different movements. School motivates her. She wants very much to become a part of a family where her needs for affection will be met and where she can feel loved, protected and totally cared for.

We only have this child’s file for a short time.

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A.V.

AVBoy, 14 years old
M-OD
Intellectual delays

Listed Oct 2016

A.V. is a very cheerful and sociable child. He is affectionate, sensitive and empathetic to the needs of others. He usually protects the smallest children and is very happy when he realizes these children feel safe at his side. He enjoys being the leader during games and activities and sometimes corrects and scolds others when he gets angry. A.V. seeks out emotional closeness with those who are most meaningful for him. He is used to demanding attention and being possessive with material things and with individuals with whom he identifies. e has adapted very easily to the rules where he lives and usually demonstrates an attitude of service. A.V. adapts to change without much of a problem. His reports are positive in terms of relationships, adaptation and showing great resilience. A.V. has difficulty expressing himself verbally when he articulates words. In his relationships with the other children that live at the institution, A.V. is friendly, prudent and respectful. An evaluation concluded that his intellectual abilities are border line and this is directly related to his perinatal history and social deprivation associated with abuse and malnutrition.

We only have this child’s file for a short time.

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

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Declan

DeclanBoy, born October 2005
PRC
Albinism

Listed: August 6, 2015

Declan is an easy going and quiet boy who was admitted to the orphanage as a newborn and has lived there ever since. He has albinism and nystagmus (involuntary eye movements). Declan is able to attend school and makes average grades. It is said that he listens carefully to the teachers and respects them. He also loves to do hard work and earns awards from the teachers. Declan enjoys numbers and studying. He is a leader that unites his classmates. Declan loves to be outside in all types of weather, including snow. He gets along well with the other children and he likes playing games and playing on the outdoor playground equipment. Once he gets to know you a little, he becomes talkative and has a ready smile. He has strong language skills and expresses himself well. He doesn’t see objects clearly due to his weaker vision, so his actions can seem a bit timid and slow, but he does see colors fine. Declan’s gross motor development is stronger than his fine motor skills. He adapts easily and has strong self care skills. When it comes to eating, Declan has a reputation for having possibly the largest appetite in the dining room! Declan has waited long enough for a family- please help us find this great boy a family!

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

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Lonny

LonnyBoy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome and thumb deformity (extra digit)

Listed: Sept 8, 2016

Lonny is a darling little 20 month old baby boy who loves to cuddle. Just look at those kissable little cheeks! He rolls over, sits without support, and babbles. He likes to listen to music and watch TV. Which makes me laugh just a little. Can you imagine how this little one would thrive in a family!?

The agency’s team spent time with him and all said he was such a cuddle bug! This sweet little one needs a family to call his own! Could Lonny be your son?

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

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

$103.50 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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Tyrone

guardianangelTyBoy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 16, 2016

Tyrone is a very happy and extroverted little boy! He can walk by himself and is attached to his caretakers and peers. He loves playing with the other children. He plays with blocks and he enjoys singing and music. He is able to feed himself and follows his caretakers around while they work. He smiles often and waves hello and goodbye to people he is familiar with.

$41.40 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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Justin John

Justin2Boy, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 16, 2016

Justin is a sweet boy with a great sense of humor. He loved making silly faces when we were taking his picture. He is an intelligent little guy who is super well-mannered. While visiting him, we observed him clean up his candy wrappers, wipe off his mouth, and wash his hands without being told to. He is well behaved in school and always follows rules and instructions. Justin relates well with peers and adults and loves to help out and play with the younger children. Justin adjusts well to change as he started a new class this semester and adapted well with no problems. Justin is also very detail oriented. He is well organized and can describe something he saw with great detail. Justin is in third grade in a special education school that focuses more on social and basic living skills. He is able to read and write simple words and phrases. He enjoys picture books, animals, and coloring. One of his favorite things to do is play games with a basketball. While visiting Justin, he was great at repeating English words. We pointed to different body parts and he repeated, “eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, ears”. He also counted to ten with us!

Justin has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. He lived in a foster home when he was younger but now lives in the orphanage. Justin understands what a family is and expressed that he very much wishes to have a mom and a dad of his own. What a blessing he will be to a family.

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

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Chessa

Chessa2Girl, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome, repaired heart condition

Listed: August 16, 2016

Chessa is a rule follower, very verbal, easily able to answer questions and express herself. Her favorite animals are a dog, cat and giraffe. She is mobile and able to walk and run. Although she needs instruction when showering, she is able to dress herself and is toilet trained. Her nannies reported that she eats very slowly. She told us that her favorite foods are watermelon, eggplant and oranges.

Her personality is described as outgoing, active, interactive with a good attention span. She is a very sweet young lady who loves singing and dancing. Chessa attends a special education class within the orphanage and her academic performance was described as pretty good. Her gross and fine motor skills are good. She is not able to read or write but enjoys drawing and coloring. Her language is easy to understand.

We are hopeful that a family will give her a chance!

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

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Nancy

guardianangelNancyGirl, born Oct 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome, Post Op CHD, Low Thyroxine

Listed: August 3, 2016

Nancy loves to give hugs! All you have to do is open your arms out and this sweetie jumps right into them and snuggles in for a long hug.

She gives thumbs ups, is speaking a few simple words, and blows kisses. She needs help getting dressed, but puts on her own shoes. She has started potty training. She is good at imitating and her caregivers describe her as sweet and engaging.

Nancy needs a family of her own. Anyone’s life would be brighter with Nancy’s hugs in it!

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

$104.80 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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Rafferty

Rafferty 2016Boy, born Sept 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2, 2016

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

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

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

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Hannahlee

Hannah croppedGirl, born January 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2, 2016

Hannahlee is a beautiful little girl who is 6 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was about a month old, and was found to have Down syndrome. Hannahlee’s medical showed a heart murmur, but further tests showed no problems. Hannah has the delays expected with a child who has Down syndrome. She is making progress, and her nannies work with her every day.

Hannahlee is a thoughtful and sweet girl. Her overall health has been good. She enjoys playing in the play room, and likes stuffed animals. Hannahlee’s nannies all hope she can find a loving family. We do, too!

$1,031.40 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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Nika

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

Listed: August 2, 2016

New pic January 2017! 

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

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

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

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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Justine

Justine2JustineGirl, born Jan 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2, 2016

Justine is an adorable little girl who is 3 years old! She came into care at 6 months of age. Chromosome test confirmed she has Mosaic Down syndrome. Justine’s overall development is not too far behind her peers. At 24 months of age, she was active, engaging, learning to speak, and cruising furniture. Justine loves to dance when she hears music…and she likes cats! She was born with a small “extra” thumb, which was successfully removed with no complications. Justine is a happy, social, and loving little girl, who is more than ready to be loved by her new family!

$1,005.64 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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Haylie

guardianangelHaylieGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2016

Although Haylie has a Down syndrome diagnosis, this does not affect her body development. At the age of 2-3 months, when teased the child can open eyes to look at you, can pay attention to the sound; at the age of 4-5 months, the child can roll over; at the age of 6-7 months, the child can wave hands when she is happy, it seems that she is clapping hands; at the age of 8-9 months, the child is active, can get along well with others, has strong curiosity, can babble, Under the care and love of caretakers, the child can feel happiness and satisfaction, and she builds close relation with caretakers.

Haylie has an agency specific grant from her current agency.

$401.54 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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Marielle

MarielleGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2016

Marielle is a sweet 1.5 year old girl who is rocking an extra chromosome. She plays happily and babbles when playing. She likes to be held and pays close attention to her nannies when they hold her and talk to her.

Marielle’s file shows no heart defect. She would do so well in a family! And look at that hair!

 

$155.40 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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Ruthie

RuthieGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Ruthie will be two in just a few weeks and it sounds like she is so loved by her nannies!

Listed: July 2016

Ruthie is lively, lovely and restless who loves laughing and crawling everywhere. She can grasp the toy trolley and push it forward and also turn to look at nanny from time to time, because she wants to know if she is being watched; if the nanny is looking at her, she will raise her hands very happily and make a bye gesture or push the toy trolley more quickly; sometimes, she would fall down, but as soon as the nanny hugs her and comforts her, she would laugh immediately. She likes listening to music, and she can imitate the actions of clapping hands, shaking head and also will laugh whenever hearing the familiar children’s song. She cannot sit down for a long time, and she likes climbing onto the table top. Every time, when the nanny puts her onto the chair, she would climb onto the table top while the nanny is not looking at her and giggles to express that she has climbed onto and show her great ability.

$1,109.50 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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Sage and Sven

Sage July 2016Sven July 2016

Two-year old Sage and eight-year old Sven are a beautiful sibling group. Even though Sage and Sven have been placed into different foster families, the Central Authority in their country requires that they be adopted together.

Listed July 2016

Per the social worker’s report, Sage is completely healthy and typically developing. Based on videos received in June 2016, Sage walks well, including on uneven terrain. She plays with toys, enjoys the company of domestic animals, and appears to be vocalizing, babbling and speaking words.

Sven walks independently and communicates easily even though it is sometimes difficult to understand him. He answers questions, names objects and people, and shows curiosity about his surroundings. Sven attends a school for children with special needs and loves to go. His foster mother reports that he takes medication to calm him as he tends to be very excitable and energized. During periods of anxiety, fear, sensory overload or other stressors, Sven can become extremely agitated. During these times, it is difficult to reach Sven with communication and it takes a while for him to calm. Sven has a wonderful and kind foster mother who takes great care of him.

$1,747.47 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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Aaron

Aaron June 2016Aaron was born in June 2014 and has been diagnosed with Apert Syndrome, atopic dermatitis, and intestinal problems, possibly Hirschsprung’s Disease.

We hope to receive additional information soon.

Listed: July 2016

$40.50 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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Neve

neve-video-still-march-2017-march-2017neve-feb-2017 Neve was born in April 2014 and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, microcephaly and internal hydrocephalus. She seems to be rather severely affected by her CP and does not have much physical mobility, but her caretakers say she recently learned to crawl. Neve responds to her environment with smiles, giggles, or crying and reacts to speech.

Listed: July 2016

Update February 2017: Neve has made big progress by learning to sit unassisted and to crawl. Everyone is hopeful that she may walk someday.

Update March 2017: Our team visited Neve today and saw her pulling herself from a lying down position to standing up against the railing of her crib.  She’s continuing to gain new skills.

Available to single moms and the agency has video available.

$115.80 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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Tamarix

guardianangelTamarixGirl, born 2004
PRC
Deaf

Listed: June 2016Tamarix

Tamarix is a strong willed girl who is 12 years old. Tamarix came into care as a baby, and was found to have a CHD (ASD – already repaired), a cataract of her right eye (post surgery), and congenital deafness. Tamarix is quite able to care for her own needs. She attends a school for the deaf, where she has learned sign language (CSL). Tamarix prefers to do things her own way (remember the strong willed part?), and can be very stubborn. Tamarix has 2 years to find a family before she ages out. It is difficult to say if Tamarix understands adoption, and what it will mean for her life. We know the great difficulties she will face as she becomes an adult with hearing loss in her country. We hope there is a family who will be able to give her the love and support she will need.

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

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NOAH and MASON

Noah & MasonBoys, age 8
PRC

The agency is hoping to find a family where these boys can be adopted together.  They are available separately — in which case we would split any grant funds they may have in half.

Listed: June 2016

Meet Noah and Mason. They are the best of friends. Mason is deaf but Noah knows sign language. They are so funny together and truly the best of buddies. Everyone would love to see them placed together. Noah will be 9 in November and Mason just turned 8 in May.

Noah had cleft lip and received sponsorship through Love Without Borders in 2009. His file said he is mentally disabled and umbilical hernia. He was polite and funny and very interactive with us.

Mason has severe hearing loss and his file said he had a cochlear implant but he does not use it. The agency has lots of pictures and video of the boys interacting together. Mason loves to perform. Additional information is available on these boys.

If these boys are adopted together, the orphanage will waive one of their orphanage donation fees and the current agency has added another $4000 grant if they are adopted together.

$52.70 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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Levron

guardianangelLeroyBoy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome & CHD

Listed: June 2016

The agency’s team visited Levron for the third time in April. We glanced at this paperwork then looked a little closer. It was his 3rd birthday! So we sang, and Levron got 2 packages of fruit snacks rather than the standard 1 package per child.

My favorite memory of Levron from the April trip is how much he loved looking at himself in the mirror! He looked and giggled and kissed himself then looked at himself again. It was just too adorable! Another thing that brought peals of laughter from him was playing peek-a-boo! And his laugh is so cute! We couldn’t help laughing with him!

Levron was sooooo close to walking when we met him! He stacked cups for us and really loved looking at books. He babbles but isn’t saying words yet.

Additional information and photos are available in this blog post.

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

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

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

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Katie

Katie June 2016Katie was born in March of 2012 and has Down syndrome. She was examined at birth by a cardiologist and no defects were detected. She also has been diagnosed with intestinal and bladder atony for which she needs further medical evaluation.

Listed: June 2016

While her development was better in infancy when Katie smiled, babbled, and played with toys, she has since fallen behind her peers. At this time, Katie sits with support. She cannot walk. She does not speak, does not appear to understand what is said to her, and does not show much emotion in daily life.

$1,004.40 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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Quinn Leigh

Quinn Leigh (1)Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2016

Quinn Leigh has been described by caregivers as clever, introverted, cute and energetic. Quinn Leigh lives in an imitation family on the orphanage grounds, which is like a foster family, so she is receiving more one-on-one attention than some other children.

Quinn Leigh can use her hands to hold small objects, such as sticks, books, spoons, etc. Quinn Leigh can pass toys between both of her hands and can use hands to support herself. When Quinn Leigh is sitting up the child has good balance and can change her position freely. Quinn can crawl, she can stand up by herself and is learning to walk. Quinn Leigh likes to walk around using small chairs and stools to help her balance.Quinn Leigh (2)

Like many children with Down syndrome, Quinn Leigh’s language abilities are delayed compared to other children her age without Down syndrome. However, she can say words like “ma ma,” “ba ba,” and she imitates what adults and children around her are saying.

Quinn Leigh enjoys listening to music, looking at picture books and dancing. She can color on paper and play with puzzles. She is clearly a very curious little girl and always seems to want to figure out how things work. We hope we are able to find her Forever Family soon!

Video 1 – Quinn playing ball

Video 2 – Quinn playing

Video 3 – Quinn playing (2)

The current agency has a grant available.

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

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

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Bella

bella-update-2016Bella June 2016

Girl, 4 years old

Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed June 21, 2016

Bella was born in May 2012 and has Down Syndrome as well as a congenital heart defect.  Bella sits on her own and walks with assistance.  She is not yet potty-trained, but working toward this milestone.  She does not appear to understand the speech of others, but communicates with gestures and vocalizations.  She responds to her name.  Bella is generally active, enjoys playing with other children and eats with the help of her caretakers.

Update March 2017:  Bella is described as an active, friendly and energetic girl.  She walks independently and uses some signs to communicate.  She is working on potty-training, but is still inconsistent in notifying others of her toileting needs.  Bella’s heart defect has not yet been surgically addressed. She receives physical therapy and pedagogical assistance.

$1,550.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Luthuli

 

boysillouettenophotoLuthuli is an intelligent 3 year old boy in South Africa who loves playing with his peers. While Luthuli was healthy for the first three months of his life, his head began to increase and his development slowed for unknown reasons. Recent assessments by a doctor have diagnosed Luthuli with Macrocephalus, brain atrophy and frontal bossing.

Listed: June 2016

While there are unknowns for Luthuli’s future development, he has been reported to be developmentally on target and has not shown signs of developmental delays or low intelligence.

The agency has photos and additional information available.

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

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

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Kamdyn

Kamdyn Kamdyn2Boy, born 2010
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2016

This sweet boy can follow his daily routines and has preferred friends and adults at his care center. Upon coming into care after being found, he was noted to have no right hand, a right leg that was longer and weaker than the left, and to have Down syndrome. His health has reportedly been good. He loves striking two things together to make sounds and climbing. His development is delayed but his gross motor skills are emerging. Recently he has shown improvements in learning to listen and expressing his emotions when upset. This boy is waiting for a family with the resources he needs to reach his full potential.

$427.50 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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Bodey

BodeyBoy, born December 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 6, 2016

Bodey was found abandoned when he was around 3 months old. His weight has increased since entering the institute and at the time of his report he was 8 months old and his physical development was similar to his peers. Bodey could keep his head up when lying on his stomach, roll over, take off his socks, follow people around the room with his eyes and turn his head to look for an object. He expressed joy when being played with, held toys in his hands and played. Bodey would express happiness when seeing food! He was described as being extroverted, active and smiley. Bodey also enjoyed listening to music and being cuddled. Caretakers could stop his crying by picking him up and he responded actively to stimulation of new things and strangers.

$297.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Everlynne

guardianangelEverlyGirl, born November 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 6, 2016

Everlynne is an adorable little girl who is 5 years old. She came into care when she was 18 months old. Everlynne has Down syndrome, with no known heart or other health issues. She is part of a foster family, and loves having a big sister to imitate! When her foster sister is doing her homework, Everlynne picks up a pen and wants to learn to write, too. Everlynne likes to sleep late (8am), and runs to check on the chickens in the coop every morning. She is a very helpful little girl. Everlynne loves to ride the tricycle, and especially loves to dance. She has a good imagination, and likes to take photos! Everlynne gets along well with other children, and is very close to her foster mother. She has been part of a family, and is now ready to have a family of her own.

$1,061.50 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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Oakley

Oakley (2)

Oakley (1)Boy, born May 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 6, 2016

Oakley was about 2.5 months old when he came into care. His caretakers describe him as active and restless. When he is happy he will smile at everyone. Oakley is said to understand the caretakers commonly used instructions. He wakes up at 7:00 am and will crawl to the other beds around him to wake the others up so they can play with him. Oakley has a strong imitating ability and likes cartoons and listening to music. His speech is often unclear, but that doesn’t stop him from interacting and talking with people. Oakley has a good appetite and eats a variety of foods. His report states that Oakley “has been living in the institute for 3 years;every one likes this adorable and naughty child;we sincerely hope that he will soon have a happy family and will always have bright smiles” Are you the lucky family who will get to see those adorable bright smiles every day?

$256.30 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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West

Weston Weston-youngerBoy, born June 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease

Listed: May 20, 2016

West is a sweetheart with lots of personality! He is loved by everyone and enjoys interacting with his caregivers and helping them with daily tasks like setting the table. West likes being active and dribbling a basketball around the room but he also likes quieter activities like singing songs and flipping through books. He can count from 1-10, recognize big and small, and likes dressing himself. West is one bright little boy!

$4.50 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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Skip

Skip (2)

Boy, born January 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

Skip is an adorable 3 year old boy! Skip has a ready smile and with the support of the caretakers is making great progress. Skip is now able to sit in a chair on his own and crawl on his hands and knees. He enjoys group activities and gets along well with others. Skip can reach for toys he likes and can put blocks into cups and take them back out. Darling Skip is waiting for his forever family.

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

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

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Charlotte

charlotte (2)evelyn2Girl, born August 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

The agency’s team met Charlotte! It never ceases to amaze me how different it is to write an advocacy post after you have met a child! Let me tell you about Charlotte now that we have met her and seen this cuteness in person!

Charlotte is 2. She has Down syndrome and CHD. And she is the cutest, sweetest, silliest little 2 year old girl you could hope to meet!

She is walking by herself and really aced all of our little developmental things we do with little ones. She scribbles and stacks blocks and she is all about the baby puffs! Believe me, she can grab them and get those things to her mouth no problem!

She understands simple commands, though her caregiver pointed out that she also likes to pick and choose which of those commands she actually follows. She is 2, after all.  There was a whole group of little ones in the room with her and the caregivers were singing little songs with them and doing hand motions. She was right in there doing the motions! So, so cute!

Charlotte has a $4,000 grant through her current agency. Please spread the word and let’s get this little one home!

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

 

$305.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Audrey

Audrey (2)

Audrey (1)Girl, born Dec 2007
PRC
Down syndrome and postoperative congenital heart disease

Listed: May 20, 2016

Audrey is a charming and happy 8 year old girl. She has great motor development and loves to sing and dance with others. She can count from 1-10, recognize differences, and perform daily tasks like dressing, eating, and bathing all by herself. Audrey is also able to communicate with simple dialogue and tell you her name and age.

$41.50 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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Guiliana

Guiliana (3)Guiliana (2)Girl, born January 2004
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

Guiliana came into care when she was about two and a half years old. She has Down Syndrome and has been living in a foster family since 2007. In 2015, Guiliana can do self-care skills including putting on clothes, bathing and toileting skills and she attends school. At home, Guiliana helps take care of younger siblings and holds their hands firmly when going outdoors. There is a younger sister, who just joined the foster family who is scared of strangers and refused to be fed by foster parents. So Guiliana tried to feed her and surprisingly she allowed Guiliana to feed her. She is a helper at home and sweeps the floor after meals. Guiliana has good appetite and eats well.

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

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Yancey

guardianangelYanceyBoy, born Oct 2003
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

Yancey is a handsome boy who is loved by many at his care center. Though he has very few words, Yancy has a great deal of intelligence and understanding of everything that goes on around him. Yancy’s files list him as having mild mental delay, but also in his file Down Syndrome is noted. He has had a chromosomal test to confirm Down Syndrome.

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/2VqLIP03CxY

From someone who met Yancey in May 2016:  “I got to meet Yancy yesterday for the first time, outside playing in the playground. He was such a lovely boy to play with, and it was clear he does have good understanding and is a bright boy. We played on the trampoline for a while, and he loved being picked up and for me to carry him as I jumped up and down. One of the younger kindergarten classes from the ICC centre were having class outside and he went and stood with them as they looked inside the tiny fish pond. He was with them for quite a few minutes until they went back inside. I sensed a desire to learn. Although he did not speak much, he was still able to communicate using gestures. (I wonder would he pick up ASL well?)
I then sat with him for at least ten or fifteen minutes, as he played with the plastic flowers in the tiny fishpond. He blew on them and swished them around in the water. He was happy and content!

It was such a pleasure to meet Yancy and I hope to get to spend some more time with him in the days and weeks to come. I would love to see him adopted into a forever family who can help continue his development and give him a brighter future than is possible in the setting he is in.”

From someone who met Yancey in Sept 2015:  “Please someone give Yancey a chance!! He has Down Syndrome, and from playing with him for about half an hour yesterday and seeing him again today, he seems like a bright boy who would do so well in a family!    I met Yancy for the first time, outside playing on the playground. He was such a lovely boy to play with, and it clear he does have good understanding and is a bright boy. We played on the trampoline for a while, and he loved being picked up and for me to carry him as I jumped up and down. One of younger kindergarten classes were having class outside, and he went and stood with them as they looked inside the tiny fish pond. He was with them for quite a few minutes until they went back insides. I sensed a desire to learn. Although he did not speak much, he was still able to communicate using gestures. I then sat with him for at least 10-15 minutes, as he played with the plastic flowers in the tiny fish pond. He blew on them and swished them around in the water. He was happy and content!”

I would love to see him adopted into a forever family who can help continue his development and give him a brighter future than is possible in the setting he is in.”

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

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Nicholas

NicholasBoy, born January 2008
PRC
Down Syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: May 18, 2016

This boy can dance…no doubt about it! Meet 8 year old Nicholas! No updates since 2009, so the agency asked for video and a report. He has been hiding his talent for a long time! Nicholas has Down syndrome and a CHD (mitral valve thickening – the cardiologist said to monitor him for any difficulty, but he has been fine according to the orphanage staff). Nicholas’ development has been good. He is outgoing, active, and loves to dance! He also loves to play outdoors. Nicholas has been waiting for a long time for a family of his own!

$22.50 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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Megan

Megan CollageGirl, born January 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease (PDA and PFO)

Listed: May 18, 2016

Prepare to fall in love with 6-year-old Megan! Megan is an adorable and social little girl. She is bold when meeting new people. If you have a toy in your hand, she will happily come your way! She loves to study the toys by twisting and turning them in her hands. Megan is very curious and loves to explore her surroundings. She is a very happy and smiley little lady. Megan’s caretakers adore her and they know she will thrive with a loving family of her own.

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

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

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Faith Ann

Faith RKGirl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease, Esotropia

Listed May 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

$88.20 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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Gus #

Gus (2) Gus (1)Boy, born 2005
Down syndrome

Listed: May 3, 2016

Gus is an amazing little boy who just needs a chance! He walks, plays appropriately with some toys, loves to bathe. He loves to be tickled and has the best giggle. He seems to be able to form appropriate bonds, as he was particularly attached to a couple of workers at his orphanage, and sought them out when he felt anxious. He loves to be held and cuddled and he loves to be sung to. Gus would do best in a family with older children. He did display some aggression towards smaller children when they invaded his space. He is a precious, loving boy and will absolutely flourish in a family.

 

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

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Carver L22

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born June 2004

Carver has greyish-blue eyes and blond hair.

Psychomotor development delay. Behavioral disorders – F92.8 (Other mixed disorders of conduct and emotions), F81.3 (Mixed disorder of scholastic skills). Hypermetropia.

Listed: April 27, 2016

The boy likes to be praised and to receive attention. He wants to be the first and the best, and if it is not so, he shows his dissatisfaction. The boy is very good at making things from clay and plastic, he enjoys that very much. He also likes sports, he is interested in dances and likes to listen to the music. The boy has behavioral problems, he gets angry quickly, sometimes he has tantrums, for example in cases when he lacks attention or something has not happened the way he wants or expects, then he may throw objects, overthrow furniture. The boy is inwardly sweet, but he is spiky from outside. The boy studies in a specialized boarding school for children with mental health disturbances due to behavioral problems, but his cognitive abilities are in average level. Previously the boy has had a surgery for his nose, which has been unsuccessful in terms of visual outcome, but it is surgically correctable. The boy wants to be adopted.

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