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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

TamarixGirl, born 2004Tamarix
PRC
Deaf

Listed: June 2016

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

LeroyBoy, 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.

$270.00 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

EverlyGirl, 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.

$37.00 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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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

YanceyBoy, 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 ***

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Sam and Sue L2

boysillouettenophotogirlsillouettenophoto2 siblings, adoptable together or separately; brother, born in 2005, and sister, born in late 2006

Sam has light blue eyes and light brown hair; Autism with behavioral disorders and speech deficiency on organic background.

Listed: April 27, 2016

The boy likes to play with Lego, he is able to concentrate for a long time and to make beautiful buildings from Lego blocks. The boy is able to find activities for himself. He is rather peaceful, prefers to play alone as he finds it difficult to make friends with other children. The boy likes to watch cartoons, to spend time outside, is able to help adults with some chores. The boy attends specialized boarding school, his grades are average. The boy has marked speech, cognitive and emotional disorders, and difficulties to adapt to new surroundings. Relationship with his sister is not very cordial. The boy often has a course of medical treatment and periodically he stays in psycho-neurological hospital.

Sue has light blue eyes and light brown hair; mild mental retardation with significant impairment of behavior requiring attention or treatment, Language development delay.

The girl likes to play with a doll, to wheel the doll around in a toy pushchair. She likes to be in the center of attention, she tries to participate in other activities, but her actions are not always productive. She likes to watch cartoons sometimes, and to spend time outside. The girl is not able to concentrate for long. The girl attends specialized boarding school. The girl has marked cognitive and emotional disorders, difficulties to adapt to new surroundings. The girl often has a course of medical treatment and periodically she stays in psycho-neurological hospital.

*** 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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Ryan L19

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born in late 2006.

Listed: April 27, 2016

Ryan has brown eyes and brown hair.  His older brother, Royce, is in the process of being adopted.

His diagnoses: mental development delay with pronounced behavior issues on the background of a social and pedagogical neglect.

He is currently attending a specialized boarding school. His level of knowledge is lowered, the boy reads slowly, cannot tell a story about what he just read. The boy has issues with both writing and simple mathematic calculations. The boy is very active, very brave and smiles a lot, but has behavior issues. Pronounced anger can be seen when the boy is tired. The boy regularly argues with his older brother, they provoke each other. It may or may not be caused by the fact that the boy doesn’t know sign language that is a big obstacle in creating a good communication with the brother. The boy requires attention, emotional support and individual approach.

*** 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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Chloe Mei

Chloe2 Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 26, 2016

Chloe is a cuddly friendly little baby, who babbles, smiles, laughs, and waves hello. She can crawl and is very active! She loves toys with sounds and is not afraid of strangers.

She is an interactive little lady and likes looking at herself in the mirror. I mean, do you blame her!? Just look at that little face! Chloe needs a family who will cherish her for the perfect little girl she is. Let’s make sure she is home to celebrate her 3rd birthday in style with her very own family!

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.

$1,257.10 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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Austyn

Austyn (1)

Austyn (2)Boy, born August 2007
PRC
Albinism, Significant Motion and Intelligence Delays

Listed: April 25, 2016

Austyn is a miracle-in-the-making. He is significantly developmentally delayed in all areas. As he was previously in an institutionalized setting, he has made tremendous strides since arriving at the New Day Foster Home. Many have been praying for this special young boy and cheering for him. Recently, his adoption file has been completed in country, and he can now be officially matched with his forever family.

Austyn is introverted, has a ready smile, likes music, likes snuggling and is full of energy. A special education teacher at New Day provided an extensive report describing his delays, which is available for prospective adoptive families. These delays include limited mobility, non-verbal communication and in the past he had experienced trouble chewing and swallowing food, but is now able. He is progressing in mobility and is able to walk unassisted for short periods of time although prefers to have something to hold on to. Austyn also has low vision, which is associated with the condition of albinism, but he does see and recognize things. Austyn is attached to his main caregivers and benefits from predictability and routine. He is hypersensitive to most sensory experiences and exhibits many self-stimulation behaviors when he is over stimulated (relaxing and gentle music can help him calm). Austyn is attending preschool each afternoon for an hour and 15 minutes. For most activities Austyn has a helper that works one-on-one with him.

According to the special education teacher, “With the consistency of a loving family and a team of educators and therapists, Austyn will continue to make progress in all areas of his development.”

For more information on Austyn, see blog entries here: http://newdayfosterhome.blogspot.com/search/label/Austyn

$486.90 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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April L7

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on 2006

April lives with a foster family since 2007.  Foster family does not wish to adopt the child because the family believes that in the child’s best interest is to ensure the adoption abroad, as in this way child would have access to better medical care and more opportunities.

Suspected celiac disease; milk allergy.  Delivery complications, premature birth.  Low hemoglobin levels (anemia), congenital heart disease

Listed:  April 25, 2016

April has grey-bluish eyes, blond hair. The girl has a significant development progress, she can walk and even run, girl contacts with other children, carries out simple instructions. The girl has begun to develop speech- separate words. The girl attends massage, remedial gymnastics and takes part in therapy on regular basis. The girl starts to show interest in animals – when she rides a horse during Reiter therapy time, she touches the animal, observes foals with interest.

Repeated haemoglobin analysis at the end of summer 2016; planned consultation of a psychiatrist. Asthma medication is not being taken – the girl has not had asthma attacks.

*** 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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Edward Jay

EdwardBoy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 21, 2016

Edward is very outgoing and is always happy to meet someone new. In general his caretakers say that is very adventurous and is always exploring new things in his world. He has good mobility so he is allowed to walk about the play area and play with things he finds interesting. Usually he finds a ball and tries to play catch with someone! Edward can feed himself and is not a picky eater. He can say simple words but does generally does not talk very much. His caretakers say that he is a sweet boy and would love to see him find a forever family!

$72.00 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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Eliza

Eliza2ElizaGirl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Listed: April 21, 2016

Orphanage staff say Eliza is very friendly and cheerful. She does not express herself well verbally but does know some words such as “mom” and “dad”. She tends to communicate in other ways such as patting her stomach to show she is full so the staff do not have trouble knowing what she needs. Eliza has good motor skills and is always very active. She loves getting to run and play hide and seek! She is also able feed herself and likes to color or draw. She enjoys getting to play with blocks and puzzles and she especially loves teddy bears. Everyone who works with Eliza agrees that she is a wonderful little girl!

$18.96 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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Aniah #3-8

Aniah2_April 2016

Aniah_April 2016Age: 13
Diagnosis: dwarfism

Listed: April 15, 2016

Aniah walks, plays with toys, enjoys music class and playing hide and seek. She is not talking at this time, but responds to her name and basic commands.

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

*** 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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Hemingway

HemingwayBoy, born October 2011
PRC
Down Syndrome, hypothyroidism, congenital heart disease (ASD and PDA)

 

He follows directions, is on target with other children his age, knows how to fold and put away his jacket, loves art class and playing tag. He is non-verbal, but has recently started making animal sounds that match pictures he is shown – like barking when shown a picture of a dog. He was evaluated by an American speech therapist and she thinks that his speech is simply delayed and that he would be able to talk with therapy. He knows his numbers and colors and is learning sign language. He attends special education classes and his teachers report that he behaves very well.

$495.00 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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Sawyer #4-5

Sawyer 4-5 (1)

Age: 6Sawyer 4-5 (2)
Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis with knee joint contractures, bilateral club foot, Hypotrophy.

Sawyer is able to move around the room by scooting on his bottom. He can talk in sentences, but his articulation is not always clear. He plays with toys, responds when spoken to, follows simple directions, and assists with self-help tasks such as dressing/undressing.
Photo and videos from March 2016 are available through the agency.

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

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Dennis #1-41

Dennis (1)Age: 13
Diagnosis: delays in development

Listed: March 31, 2016

Dennis is living in a group home. His gross motor skills are developed, but his fine motor skills are not developed enough. It is hard to get his active attention. The passive attention prevails. His concentration is weak, and he is not good at memorizing. There is no logical thinking. His drawings are mainly scribbles, but some shapes can be distinguished. Intellectual development – mild mental delay in the development of the intellect. The child draws attention to himself on purpose. He is loving and emotional, sometimes even obsessive. He sometimes shows verbal aggression when defending his personal space. High level of anxiety is observed. He is communicative and when communicating he can express his feelings. He seeks the company of older children and adults. He doesn’t have notion of authority and hierarchy in school. He likes to sing and dance.

The child prefers to play alone. It is hard for him to fit in a group. He can read short words and when writing he writes in a straight line. His active and passive vocabulary has improved. He can count till 100 without knowing the algorithm of forming the numbers. He is in 5th grade and needs help and solicitation. He has self-service skills and can feed himself. He is independent when in familiar surroundings. He has a positive attitude towards adoption.

*** 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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Larry #1-37

Age: 8
Diagnosis: cleft lip; developmental delays

Listed March 31, 2016
Larry lived the first 7 years of his life in an orphanage where he received very little care and intervention. As a result, he has significant delays in his growth and development. He does not have any medical diagnosis other than a cleft lip. He is now living in a group home, where he is growing and gaining skills. He has started taking steps independently, making sounds and saying some words, and is exploring and manipulating with toys. He enjoys contact with adults and will laugh out loud when someone plays with him.

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

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

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Roarke

Roarke (1)

Roarke (2)Boy, born June 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed March 6, 2013

UPDATE from 2013:  Roarke is a clever, lovely, handsome boy who does not like crying. He is a cute and favorable boy. Aunts like him very much. He likes aunts kissing her face; and he likes scratch games; he also likes other accompany with him to talk and play. When he is happy he will also wave his arms or clap hands while he will giggle. If you make him put out tongue, shake head, nod and etc, he will do as ordered.

He is obedient, quiet, and seldom cries. Now he can call ba-ba. On Feb.7 2012, he begins study in the early education class. He likes go to school, and quickly he gets along with the group, and he can enjoy himself with other children at school. He likes listening to music, every time when he hears nice music or happy sound, he will be very happy to dance.

$4,001.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Shirley #1-34

ShirleyAge: 15
Diagnosis: spina bifida

Listed: January 11, 2016

Ages out in JUNE 2017!

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

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

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

 

*** 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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Scott

Scott photo1ScottBoy, born 2014
PRC
spinal meningocele, anal atresia

Listed: March 1, 2016

oh sweet baby!

Scott was left at the orphanage when he was only four days old. He was diagnosed with anal atresia and received corrective surgery for this. Part of his lower digestive tract was removed during surgery, which may affect his bowel control in the future. Scott also has a tumor on his waist that will require surgery for spinal meningocele. Scott can sit and crawl. He says “mama” and “papa” and understands what is said to him. Scott likes playing games and has a ready smile. He also likes to be cuddled and comforted by the nannies at the orphanage. Could you be Scott’s family?

UPDATED:  Scott, age 1.5, is a real miracle. He was abandoned as a newborn infant in August of 2014 with multiple problems, including a heart defect, anal atresia and spina bifida. Within the first 12 days of his life, he had two intestinal surgeries that both failed. After the second surgery failed, the local surgeons decided to give up.  He was sent to Little Flower for hospice care.

The good people at Little Flower write:  When this beautiful little boy arrived at our home we discussed the various options for treatment.  We could not bring ourselves give up and let him die because of a simple, correctable defect, so we transferred him to Beijing so that surgeons could try to repair the damage from the first two surgeries.   During that surgery he was diagnosed with short bowel syndrome.  We knew that meant a very long road for this little guy, but hoped that he might beat the odds.

Because of the failed surgeries, much of his intestine had been removed; this made it nearly impossible for him to absorb nutrition.  The doctors tried many, many things to help him, including various feeding pumps, numerous types of specialized infant formula (and even donor milk) as well as parenteral nutrition.  He was discharged from the hospital over and over, but repeatedly needed to be re-admitted with dehydration and serious infection.  He was not able to gain any weight and as hard as we were fighting, we just weren’t sure he would be able to pull through. His hospital bills were growing and it was getting harder and harder to raise funds for this little boy whose prognosis was so poor.

Finally, a very special donor agreed to help him and we were able to admit him to the hospital for long term care and specialized feeding. We hoped that if his remaining intestines had a chance to rest for a prolonged period, perhaps they would be able to recover. It took him a few weeks to stabilize, and then slowly he started to gain weight.   When he was 10 months old he had another surgery to close his colostomy.  This little fighter was not going to give up!  However, it still took another 5 months for his intestines to heal enough for him to wean off the parenteral feeding.  Gradually, he began to get his nutrition from his bottle and baby food.

After 10 long months of hospitalization, Scott returned home a changed boy! He is now very stable and able to eat just like the other babies.   He sits up, crawls, and babbles – he has a lot to say!   He still needs surgery for his spina bifida (his cardiac issue is now resolved), but we are SO glad that his gastrointestinal issues are finally under control.  We are grateful to the doctors who were willing to take a chance on this “hopeless” little guy and worked so hard to provide the medical care that he needed to survive.  Now Scott needs 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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Daryl

DarylBoy, born 2007
PRC
ectopia and limited motions of right lower limb

Listed: March 6, 2016

Daryl came into care as a newborn with a broken leg.

 

$19.80 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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Jake James

Jake photoBoy, born 2011
PRC
PKU (Phenylketonuria)

Listed: March 1, 2016

Jake was left abandoned at a hospital when he was 6 months old. He is an active little boy and is attached to his foster grandmother. Jake is diagnosed with PKU (although he hasn’t been tested for it) and both his mental, motor and language development are delayed. Jake can feed himself, knows a couple of colors and can say simple words. He is also able to jump as well as go up and down stairs. Jake likes to play with other children and his favorite toy is his toy car. Could Jake be the son you’ve been looking for?

$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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Deric L24

boysillouettenophotoBoy, 5 years old
HIV, Thrombocytopenia (a blood clotting disorder)

Listed: February 24, 2016

This adorable sweet boy is doing well with his medication regime. He has weekly blood tests for the Thrombocytopenia. He takes meds twice a day for HIV. His levels are now normal and the virus is apparently undetectable. He has those blood tests every 2 wks. He likes swimming (he can swim underwater), building with blocks, and playing with cars. This child is naïve, very trusting, and has no fear of strangers. He is good with other kids, but timid & afraid of rough/big kids. There are no limitations on his activity due to his health. He can run, jump, and swim. He uses knee pads & a helmet when riding a bike in order to prevent injury. He is a gentle boy who use to cry often but he has gotten much better and more confident. He had some significant issues with decay in his front teeth; he saw the dentist in fall 2015 and had his teeth fixed.   Now that his teeth are no longer a source of constant infection, his platelet levels have dropped within normal range!

He lives with a foster mother who works very hard to prepare her foster children for adoption.

$1,359.00 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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Bailee

Bailey CollageGirl, born November 2005
PRC
arthrogryposis

Listed: Feb 21, 2016

Sweet 10-year-old Bailee is diagnosed as having arthrogryposis, which affects her knees, ankles and elbows. She is a very capable and independent girl despite her limb differences. In November 2015, she received surgery to improve her mobility and she is currently going through rehabilitation for walking. Bailee participates in the big sister program in her institute. Her teachers say she is polite, gets along well with other children, and loves studying. Although she was able to walk with support a little prior to her recent surgery, she had mostly been using a wheelchair to get around. Her teachers report that she is very smart, independent, and capable. Bailee learned to write her name after being shown only once and seldom asks for help. She is strong and very self-reliant both inside and outside of class and laughs happily when she is praised by her teachers. She is well liked and supported by her friends and classmates. Although the orphanage staff say her fingers aren’t affected by arthrogryposis, they do report some weakness in them. She is able to hold a pencil to write many words, do addition and subtraction, and feed herself.

Bailee enjoys singing, crafts, and drawing. Her teacher said that while all of the other children color a page working from the top to the bottom, Bailee starts at the bottom and colors up. When asked why, she replied: “I just want to be different from others.” Bailee is happy in the institute but also has a good attitude about adoption. Her orphanage prepares children very well for families and takes great care of their kids too! Bailee is willing to be adopted by foreigners so she’ll have more friends and people to love her. She told our staff that she would like to have siblings. She also shared that her favorite toys are Barbie dolls and that she likes the color blue. She said she hopes to go to college to become a teacher. What an inspiration this girl will be to the family who says “YES” to her!

*** 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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Warner and Walden

Warden-WaldenBoy, born 2012
PRC
Twin brothers
Premature; one brother has autism
Listed: February 11, 2016

Warner and Walden are two handsome twin boys who are currently living in different foster families. They see each other periodically but do not have a close relationship. Their reports indicate that they were both born prematurely due to their low weights at the time they were found. Over time, they both increased their food intake and grew in strength.

When Warner was nearly 2 years of age, he could walk steadily, follow simple instructions, and speak 3-5 simple words. He could be stubborn at times like many toddlers, like throwing food he didn’t like in the trash when his foster mom wasn’t looking. He’s an active, outgoing kid who likes interacting with others and playing with toys with other children. According to an update October 2015, he’s made great progress with his communication and language skills; he can answer questions about his name and age, count to 20, express his wants and needs, knows children’s names, and can even recite poems. He has become more independent and can dress himself, feed himself, and use the bathroom. He feels closest to his foster mom and has a few close friends he likes playing with the most. Even though he can be stubborn at times and has an occasional quarrel with his younger foster sister, he still shows his empathy and kindness by helping with chores around the house and even offering his foster parents a back rub when he knows they’re tired!

Walden loves playing with toys, especially ones that make sounds! When he gets a new toy, he likes to shake it first; he’s particularly enthralled by car toys that make engine-like sounds. As an infant, he had some motor development delays; he could crawl and eventually learned to walk, though a bit unsteadily, just before he turned 2 years old. He did not cry often as an infant, and could babble sounds like “ma” and “ah wei”. He would get excited during mealtimes and adorably babble “muma” and scoot closer to anyone holding food. He responds better to familiar people and feels closest to his foster parents, sometimes even putting his arms around them for comfort. When he’s upset, he balls up his fists and his body shakes; his parents help him calm down by holding him and taking him outside. He can recognize his name and although his language skills are limited, he can understand simple instructions. He will sometime engage in repetitive self-soothing behaviors when he feels alone and would benefit from redirection to help him find other ways to comfort himself. An evaluation completed in 2014 suggests a possibility of mild to moderate autism due to his low engagement and minimal communication with others. An update from 2015 tells us he has improved his ability to make eye contact, and can still point to express his wants and needs (for example, when he wants to eat or watch his favorite cartoons). Walden would benefit from a loving, supportive environment and specialized education tailored to his needs.

The current agency has a $4000 grant available to assist families that qualify with the cost of this adoption.

$5,054.00 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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Kipper

Kipper (2)

Kipper (1)Boy, born October 2006
PRC
Hearing Impaired

Listed: January 26, 2016

Kipper is a handsome and outgoing boy who is 9 years old. (Note: his photos from his file have spots on them…these are not skin blemishes) He came to the orphanage when he was about 3 months old. They discovered he had hearing loss, with no other developmental issues. Kipper began “language recovery training” when he was 4 years old. At that time, his left ear was at 90dB, with his right ear having more hearing ability at 75dB. Kip had no language at 4 years old. He attended the language center during the week, then returned to the orphanage each weekend. He received hearing aids in 2010, and was soon able to repeat words and phrases. He is now able to speak in full sentences. Sometimes Kipper’s speech can be hard to understand, but for the most part, he can communicate with others with no problem. Kipper is a very smart boy, who quickly learns new skills. He has a fantastic memory, and can quickly recall passwords he has only seen one time. Kipper is a very compassionate boy, who looks out for the other kids. One friend at the orphanage is blind. He and Kipper are good friends, and he is able to understand what Kipper says every time. He refers to Kipper as his eyes, since Kipper helps him so much. Kipper is a sweet, active, energetic, and loving boy who wants to have a family of his own. He is inquisitive, polite, and eager to learn. He will be such a great addition to a loving 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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Nannette

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Nannette (13)-001Girl, born 11/2007
PRC
Post-op congenital right cleft lip, right microphthalmia; scar hyperplasia post systemic inflammatorome. cicatricial alopecia; post inflammatory depigmentation macule; Malnutrition

Listed: January 26, 2016

From her 2012 file- Nannette has normal body and intellectual development. At the age of 4 years, she can take care of herself, have a meal, go to toilet, read, and draw lines and scribble. She can walk and run. Nannette’s Language, personality and emotion development is delayed. She is introverted and not talkative. Usually when she communicates with adults, she can understand adults, but she responds less or responds in a low voice, we can’t hear clearly. When Nannette gets along with children, she is talkative and usually happy. In her diet, she has good appetite and good digestion; when it’s time for meal, she is anxious about, even loses her temper. In life, Nannette is an obedient child, and often willing to help the aunt to do something that she can do, such as putting away milk containers, taking diapers, picking up garbage and taking out the trash and so on. Now with her growing slowly, she can learn from imitating continuously, and learns more and more. Now she can draw lines and scribbles and sing children’s songs and so on.

$1,013.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Jolie An

JolieGirl, born June 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 21, 2016

Everyone LOVES Jolie!!!! She is two and a half, and she is outgoing and full of life and love.  What a little sweetie! At 15 months old, she could raise her head if lying on the abdomen, could crawl and turn over, could sit alone freely, could grasp toys near her, could take blocks out the cup, could bang toy blocks together, could visually follow moving toys, could search for the sound source and could search for dropped things. She is outgoing, active and restless, likes music, would wave her head along the rhythm, fond of playing toys, would crawl to seek for toys to play, get along well with other children, play well with other children, seldom cry, when she cries occasionally she will be fine when cuddled.

$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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Drake

Drake Drake-002Drake-001Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 15, 2016

Drake was found at about 2 months old and just turned 1 year old! He recognizes faces, isn’t afraid of strangers, and holds hands. Drake has down syndrome and is developing very well and in great physical shape. Drake is starting to talk and is on track to continue to thrive.

$90.08 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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Josh Finley

JOshBoy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 15, 2016

Josh just turned 2 and is adorable! Josh has Down syndrome, loves to listen to music and can turn over on his own. He is also great at crawling like a champ and can say a few words! He has 2 great big dimples when he smiles, and he smiles often! Josh is active, and loves to play games with his caretakers, adjusted well to them and is developing well! In an update from the beginning of December, Josh had great eye contact and was very curious. He is starting to talk, recognizes his name, and loves chocolate and dumplings (what a combo!)

$1,319.46 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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Kari

KariGirl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 15, 2016

Meet Kari! She is 2 1/2 and she is full of fun. She has Down Syndrome, but no heart condition. What a cutie!!!

$387.00 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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Gus

Gus RKBoy, born October 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 13, 2016

Gus recently turned 5 and has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. He was found abandoned in a hospital when he was about 2 months old with a note indicating his date of birth. Gus’ adoption file was prepared around his 5th birthday and it was reported that he eats well and has no food allergies. He can walk alone steadily, go up and down stairs and jump with both feet. He holds a pen to scribble, builds towers with blocks and turns pages in a book one by one. Gus is said to be an active boy with a ready smile. He understands what caretakers say, speaks some simple words and is able to follow directions. His favorite toy is a stuffed dog and he enjoys watching cartoons, listening to music and being helpful by cleaning up after younger children. Gus has no other health issues.

Can he be the son you’ve been dreaming of?

$1,305.00 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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Wade

Wade RKBoy, born 2014
PRC
deformed fingers

Listed: January 11, 2016

Wade is only 15 months old. Although dressed in pink in this photo, he is all boy. He was abandoned at the orphanage gate when he was 2 days old and has been living in the orphanage ever since. Wade was born with deformed fingers on both hands and an additional minor special need. He can use his thumbs and index fingers deftly, can hold beans and toys, turn pages of a book and pick up beans. He has started to use the potty.

When his report was prepared in October, Wade was standing independently while holding onto a toy or other object. Now he is walking with support (holding someone’s hand or holding onto something). He’s not saying many words yet but he understands what’s said to him and is reported to have normal intelligence. He likes to listen to music, play with toy cars and is known to laugh out loud.

Can you be the family that Wade’s been waiting for?

$5.80 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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Grace

Grace RKGirl, born June 2010
PRC
Cleft lip and palate; congenital heart defect (post-op)

Listed: January 11, 2016

Grace was abandoned by the train station when she was ten days old and has been living in an orphanage ever since. Grace was born with a cleft lip and palate, for which her first surgery will occur in May. She also had a congenital heart defect which was corrected this past summer. She does not take any cardiac medication but she sometimes pants and her lips become blue after strenuous exercise so her cardiac issues may not be fully resolved.

Grace is reported to have normal intelligence, bowel and bladder control, and she walks and runs just fine. She dresses herself, speaks in 3 – 5 word sentences, likes to sing and play games with other children.

Grace needs a family of her own. Can she join yours?

$24.30 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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Donovan

Donovan RKBoy, born January 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 11, 2016

Donovan was found abandoned when he was around 12 months old and is said to have strong adaptability. He was 3.5 years old when his report was written and was able to walk freely, go up and down stairs, scribble and turn pages in a book. Donovan understands what his caretakers are saying to him and is cooperative with dressing. He knows his parts of the body and can point to them as directed. His favorite toy is a car and he enjoys listening to music and playing. In a January 2016 update it was reported that Donovan is not speaking much yet but he does babble. He is potty trained during the day and it sounds like they are working on being dry at night as well. Reportedly, he no other health issues.

Can you help him to know the love of a family?

$108.00 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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Bonnie

BonnieGirl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Disease (ASD)

Listed: January 7, 2016

Bonnie was found abandoned in a park when she was around 6 months old and adjusted well to life in her orphanage. Her adoption file was prepared when she was 3.5 years old and at that time it was reported that she was able to crawl and sit unassisted, and walk with one hand being held. She has flexible hands and can pick up small objects, hold a pen, imitate drawing lines and can turn pages in a book. Bonnie is communicating with simple words, feeding herself, putting on her shoes and socks, and undressing independently. Her favorite toy is a musical puppet and she enjoys watching cartoons and listening to music. Bonnie has a ready smile and is a cooperative little girl. In August 2015 orphanage staff took her to a hospital for heart surgery but the doctor said her pulmonary artery pressure was too high and the surgery was cancelled. As of January 2015 she wasn’t receiving any medication for her heart.

 

$81.86 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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Hana

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

Listed: January 4, 2016

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

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

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Asher

AsherBoy, born June 2012
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart defect (ASD, VSD)

Asher is a sweet, happy, high-functioning toddler. He loves to laugh and is very easy going and adaptable. Asher participated in a hosting program in the US, and his host family describes him as smart, attentive, and curious. Asher will flourish in a forever 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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Leigha

LeighaGirl, born January 2014
CO-1
Shaken Baby Syndrome

 

Listed: Dec 23, 2015

$1,070.50 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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Jerome

JuanBoy, born May 2009
CO-1
Diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Listed: 12-23-2015

$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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Billy

BillyBoy, born 2012
PRC
Congenital heart defect

Billy is three years old. He was abandoned by the side of the road when he was about three months old. He was born with a heart defect (Complete Atrial Ventricular Canal defect, also known as CAVC, which means there was a large hole in the wall between the right and left sides of his heart) and had corrective surgery when he was 5 months old. He had a good result from the surgery but developed a common complication: ventricular tachycardia, a short circuit of the heart’s electrical system which is being treated with medication. According to a US cardiologist who reviewed Billy’s file, the tachycardia could be quite benign or he may need additional surgery.

According to the orphanage, Billy is a nice boy who gets along well with other children. His language skills are age appropriate and his physical health is comparable to other children. Billy can get dressed and undressed by himself, goes up and down stairs, knows his body parts, and can hold a pen and scribble. Can Billy be the son you’ve been searching for?

$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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Yvonne

updated yvonne2YvonneYvonne-ChinaGirl, born July 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 1, 2013

 

Yvonne is a polite and friendly girl. “She likes to be tidy and beautiful,” said a visiting social worker. “So many times I saw her combing her hair.”

For the past year, Yvonne has lived in a group home in Hebei, China, where she gets to experience family life in the care of a foster mother and father. Although Yvonne has Down syndrome, she is described as “high functioning” for her condition. In the group home, she has taken on a big sister role and often helps her foster mom care for the younger children. Now 8 years old, she can read over 50 Chinese characters and count and write from 1 to 10.

Yvonne loves to perform and has natural grace. She was chosen to be the dance leader at her orphanage preschool. When she completes a project, she loves sharing it with her foster mom, and basking in her praise. Although she can be stubborn at times, Yvonne mostly listens and follows directions well.

Update Oct 2014:
Yvonne is outgoing and sensible. In her foster family, she is like an elder sister who takes care of her younger siblings. Whenever there are conflics between her siblings, she will do mediation for them. She acts like a little judge who is amiable but dignified. Therefore, her siblings all have faith in her. Yvonne loved on all the kids at the SWI too. She tucked them all in and told the visitors all about them.

Yvonne is also a good assistant of her parents in the foster family. When her foster parents are cooking, she always helps them with trimming vegetables, washing dishes or sweeping the floor. She does all these things as good as an adult. When her foster parents need to go out, she can take good care of her siblings so that let her parents don’t need to worry about them. She does so many things that her parents always praise her and love her so much.

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

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Harris

HarrisonBoy, born March 2004
PRC
possible muscular dystrophy

Listed: December 8, 2015

Harris is a bright and sweet boy who is 11 years old. He arrived at the orphanage when he was 2 years old, with a birth note to confirm his age. Harris is unable to walk, and there is a possibility he has muscular dystrophy. Harris has two wishes…he wants a family to adopt him, and he wants to go to school. There was a teacher at the orphanage for a while, but once she left there has been no one to help him learn. Harris speaks Mandarin, and has good writing skills. He is eager to learn. Harris’s cognitive skills are normal, and his fine motor skills are fine. He is waiting for a family, and the chance to learn!

*** 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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Callie

CallieGirl, born 2009Callie2 (1)
PRC
Turner syndrome

Callie is a sweet and pretty little girl who is 6 years old. She was found abandoned when she was 4 years old…scared, shy, and very malnourished. She had received no early education, and even less nutritious food. They discovered she had what they call “bandy legs”, better known as bow legs. It may well have been rickets from the lack of nutrition. Callie now has good motor skills. She has good expressive speech, and loves to sing (check out her video). Callie can be shy in a new place, but warms up quickly. Last June, Callie was diagnosed with Turner syndrome through a chromosome test. (http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/turner-syndrome) She may need to receive hormone therapy in order to undergo puberty. She will likely be short, and may never be able to conceive. Callie is bright, despite the results of the adult version of an IQ test they gave her. She has a lot of catching up to do because of her lack of stimulation and learning prior to arriving at the orphanage. Callie lives with a foster family, and is very close to her foster mom. This little one needs a family of her own, more proper nutrition, and the opportunity to learn. Callie needs you!

$416.70 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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Riley

Riley (1) Riley (2)Boy, born 2012
PRC
tethered cord release (post surgery) / cystostomy

Riley is an active, and incredibly adorable, little boy who is 3 years old! He came into care when he was about 8 months old. He was already crawling, and standing with support. Riley received surgery for a tethered cord in May of 2013. After his successful surgery,when they removed his catheter, they found there was an apparent urethral injury. They performed a cystostomy (a surgically created connection between the urinary bladder and the skin which is used to drain urine from the bladder in individuals with obstruction of normal urinary flow). Riley recovered well, and was returned to his foster family. He is a smart little guy who is very social. His fine motor skills and speech are on target. Riley is attached to his foster dad, and loves to play with the other children in the foster home. Riley needs a family of his own!

$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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Fabio

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Fabio (2)June 2004
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: December 7, 2015

Fabio is an independent and capable 12 year old boy. He can take care of his personal needs such as eating, dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom. Fabio is very out-going, active, funny, and engaging. He loves riding his bike, as well as doing puzzles. Fabio enjoys meeting new people, and usually greets them by saying ‘good morning.’ Fabio is a smart young man and knows many animals, letters, words, phrases, counting. When Fabio gets stuck on something, he will throw his two hands in the air in despair and ask his teacher “How do I do?” When his teacher responds with the answer, Fabio claps his hands happily and imitates the teacher’s answer! Fabio has perseverance, and if the teacher does not understand his question, he will figure out another way to ask in order to get his point across. Fabio was abandoned at the age of 6.

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

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Shawn

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Shawn (2)Boy, born January 2011
PRC
post-operative CHD; Down Syndrome

Shawn is spunky. He runs faster than you can follow and he’s always grabbing at whatever catches his interest. He’s got a jolly laugh. He’s not content with just looking. He has to feel with his own two hands.

Shawn was abandoned at the age of seven months old. He has lived in an orphanage ever since. Shawn is active and bright, and loves playing with teachers and other children. When the teacher asks “Is Shawn here?” he will raise his hand and come running over for a hug. Shawn is a people-pleaser, and is happiest when he is being praised. He loves helping to clean up, and always follows the rules.

$10.00 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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Sarai

SaraiGirl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Sarai is a young girl with a big, bright smile who is always eager to be a helper! She was born in March of 2008 and was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect for which she received surgery for in 2012. She’s extroverted and she gets along well with her peers in the orphanage. She isn’t a picky eater and has a healthy appetite. She loves being outdoors and her favorite thing to do is slide down the slide at the playground! According to her file, she has normal motor functioning—she can run, jump, and climb the stairs. She likes helping around the orphanage—for example, she’s quick to encourage her caregiver to sit down for a rest by grabbing her a stool, and she’ll clean up a spill if she sees one. She can understand what others are saying to her and can follow directions from caregivers. Our staff was able to meet with her in May of 2015 and during our visit, her caregivers reported that she can understand complex directions and communicate her needs using hand motions and body gestures. Although her file states that she has delayed language development, she can speak the word “mama” and other names. She has great self-care skills such as washing her hands, eating independently, and dressing herself. We have updated photos and videos from our trip of her during playtime for interested families!

Agency staff met with him in May 2015 and we have updated photos and videos for interested families! This current agency also has a $4000 grant available to families who qualify to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$1,170.00 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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Jaya

JayaGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Jaya is an adorable little girl with a sweet face!  During her first year of life, her growth was delayed in comparison to same-age peers. Her caregivers describe her as introverted and she prefers quiet time. She loves being cuddled by her favorite caregiver, and can distinguish her from other caregivers who are less familiar to her. She can hold up her head while lying on her stomach, although she cannot yet crawl or sit upright. She can babble sounds like “nai nai” and her caregivers describe her as easy to smile! She can be very attentive to where she can follow the direction of sounds and voices, and can visually follow moving toys—she’ll even reach out grab toys nearby. WACAP staff met with her in May of 2015 and reported that she was relaxed and had a good connection with her caregiver; she makes good eye contact when interacting with others! She has soft muscle tone and needs extra support of her head and neck when being held. We have several updated photos and videos from our trip for interested families!

Agency staff met with him in May 2015 and we have updated photos and videos for interested families! This current agency also has a grant available to families who qualify to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$378.00 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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Tera #1-29

Age: 10
Diagnosis: Partial cryptogenic epilepsy; Anemia

Listed: November 30, 2015

Tera’s file indicates that she has delays in all areas of her cognitive development, many of which are the result of being institutionalized her entire life. She talks, responds to questions and sings beautifully. She enjoys playing games and likes to have the role of the teacher in games. She is significantly behind academically, but shows a great interest in learning and tries very hard to do what the other children are doing. She is very sociable and enjoys interacting with other people.

The agency has photos and videos from November 2015 available for interested families.

*** 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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Adele

adele-updateadeleGirl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect

Adele is a sweet little girl who was estimated to be born in January of 2015. She was abandoned when she was about 9 days old and was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a heart defect (PFO). Although her caregivers describe her as introverted and fond of quiet time, she is affectionate and loves to be cuddled! She can hold up her head while lying on her stomach and roll over, though she cannot yet sit upright or crawl. She can easily follow the directions of sounds and voices, and will quietly listen to music when she hears it.

adele-update2Agency staff were able to meet her in May of 2015 and described her as a happy baby who interacted well with her caregiver. Her caregiver reported that she sleeps well at night and has a good appetite. We have updated videos and a photo of her from our trip for interested families!

The current agency also has a grant available (up to $2500) for families who qualify to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$504.00 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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Thaddeus

thaddeusBoy, born in 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Thaddeus is a likeable, extroverted young boy who was nearly three years old when he was abandoned; upon admission, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome. He likes being around his caretakers and his peers, and he gets along well with others. He loves playing games with other kids and enjoys outdoor activities. When he hears music, he loves to dance! He can speak simple word such as “dad,” “mom,” and “aunt.” His caregivers report that he can understand what others say to him and can complete tasks by following instructions. He has self-care skills such as dressing himself, washing his hands, feeding himself, and using the bathroom during the day.

Agency staff met with him in May 2015 and we have updated photos and videos for interested families!   This current agency also has a $4000 grant available to families who qualify to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$5.00 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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Marielli

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MarielliMarielli-2Girl, born 2011
PRC
Post-operative cleft palate
Beautiful Marielli has a contagious giggle. She loves to play with her foster mommy and giggles every time a toy block falls from her head. Like most toddlers, she wants to play the game on repeat. She shows how she wants to play again by grabbing her foster momma’s hand and motions to do it again. One of her favorite times of day is bath time! The sweet girl loves to splash and splash.

She is social, active and definitely not shy. She is often comforted by being held and snuggled when she is upset. Marielli was fortunate to be a part of Love Without Boundaries cleft exchange in 2012 and has had her cleft palate repaired already. Her file states that she congenital cleft palate (now repaired) and poor brain development. She is sure to be an absolute joy to a family. Who is ready to giggle and splash with Marielli?

An update received in the fall of 2015 states that Marielli is now living with a foster family. She is reported to be a healthy little girl who rarely gets sick. Compared to children of the same age, Marieli is still very delayed. She does crawl, stand, and walk with assistance. Marielli is cooperative with her caregivers, but rarely talks and says few well-pronounced words. She is happiest when her caregivers play with her, offer her toys, or hug her. Marielli has quite an appetite and eats a wide range of foods. There is a small hole in her palate, so some foods are difficult for her to eat. It is said that she is receiving rehabilitation training, but no details were given. Marielli has a fear of meeting strangers and her caregivers say she has an introverted personality.

Marielli’s current agency also has a $3000 grant available for qualified families.

$209.70 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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Kier

KierBoy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Kier is a handsome boy (even with the interesting haircut) who is 4 years old. He came to the orphanage when he was about 18 months old, and they found he was a healthy boy with Down syndrome. Kier has no known heart or other health issues. His development is a bit delayed, which is typical for children with Down syndrome. Kier lives with a foster family within the orphanage, and is close to his foster mom. His receptive speech is very good, and he uses some words to express his needs. Kier is toilet trained, and feeds himself. He is very helpful to his foster mom, and will bring her items she needs during the day. Kier loves cartoons, crackers, and candy! He is very outgoing and social, and will sing and dance at every opportunity. If his foster mom is not happy with him, he will give her a hug and a kiss. Kier is waiting for his family!

$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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Bree

Bree (1)Bree (3)Girl, born 2005
PRC
possible Cerebral palsy, club feet

Listed: November 20, 2015

Bree is a beautiful young girl who just turned 10 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was about 3 years old. She was diagnosed with club feet, but watching her video brings up the possibility of CP. Bree is bright, observant, and a very sweet girl. She gets around with a walker, but very slowly. She is able to care for herself, but may need some assistance in the bathroom.  Bree desperately needs a good evaluation, physical therapy, and whatever braces or splints that will help her mobility. Bree is a good student, and enjoys playing with other kids. She is so eager to have a family of her own. Bree’s cognitive skills are fine, her speech is fine, she just needs help getting around. Please make her dream of a family come true! Video is available.

*** 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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Jamison

JamisonBoy, born 2013
PRC
meningomyelocele

Jamison recently turned two years old. Jamison was found abandoned at the door of the orphanage as a newborn. He was born with a meningomyelocele which was surgically corrected before he was a month old. Jamison now walks independently (although he is a little bow-legged) and has bowel and bladder control so it seems the surgery was quite successful. His current diagnosis is rickets, a vitamin deficiency that can be corrected with good nutrition.

Jamison has been living with a foster family where he is doing well. He likes to play with his foster grandparents and is attached to them. He likes playing with toy cars and enjoys going outside. Jamison is described as a cheerful little boy who likes to sing, talk, and is energetic. Could Jamison be the son you’ve been looking for?

$38.80 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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Ennis

EnnisBoy, born September 2013
PRC
Down syndrome / hernia

Listed: November 19, 2015

Ennis is a very handsome little guy who recently turned 2 years old! When he was brought to the orphanage, at about 8 months of age, he was very ill with pneumonia. They found he has Down syndrome, and a hernia, which has not been repaired. Ennis lives with a foster mother, who loves him very much. His overall development is a bit delayed, which is to be expected. He is able to stand with just a little assistance, and will surely be walking in the next few months. Ennis has good fine motor skills. He loves to be outdoors, and loves his foster mama! He is imitating words, and his receptive speech is typical for a 2 year old…he hears what he wants to hear. Ennis needs a family of his own, who will help him reach his full potential. What a sweet son he will be! Video is available.

$250.00 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!