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Audrey and Anna

Audrey and AnnaGirls, ages 8 & 10
CO-2

Special Needs: Microcephaly, mild cognitive delay, anxiety and behavior disorder

Listed February 15, 2015

Audrey is 8 years old and Anna is 10 years old. They are sisters who express a lot of love and care for one another. They wish to be adopted together, and hope to find a forever 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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Selah Rose

Selah Rose (1)Selah Rose (3)Girl, born May 2007
PRC
Epilepsy, Cerebral palsy

Adorable Selah Rose is diagnosed as having Cerebral palsy and Epilepsy (she takes phenobarbital for this). She is described as extroverted with an active personality. She is restless and likes taking part in activities with other children her age. Selah Rose can get along well with other children and can share toys with other children. She likes all kinds of toys and responds actively to new things and to strangers. It really mentions nothing in her file about CP other than the diagnosis. Selah Rose had an abnormal EEG (epilepsy) but was found to have no obvious abnormal signs found by a cranium CT scan.

*** 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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Timothy John

Timothy JohnBoy, born December 2005
PRC
History of delayed development but on track developmentally now

Listed: February 19, 2015

Timothy John is a quiet, introverted boy who opens up and becomes lively and outgoing in familiar settings. He is adjusting quite well to life with his host-only family, and they say “any family will be truly lucky to him as their son.” He is a getting along with kids and adults and even learning a few English words. Timothy John enjoys going to the playground and playing soccer. He also likes to relax and watch Tom and Jerry. He attends grade 3 in school and has good school performance. Teachers like him and describe him as curious and helpful, with a strong ability to imitate.

*** 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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Daphne

Daphne MAAGirl, born July 2003
PRC
Post-op anal atresia

Listed: March 24, 2015

Daphne is outgoing and has a quick smile. She enjoys playing with all kinds of toys and watching cartoons. She is close to the caretakers and with her friends. She is helpful and gets along well with the other children. She attends school inside the orphanage.

Daphne is diagnosed with post-op anal atresia. She has normal urination, but does not have bowel continence. She could likely achieve social continence with the support of a program like the one at Cincinnati Children’s or the one at Nationwide Children’s.

*** 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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Brant

Brant (2)Brant (1)Boy, born January 2014
PRC
Hydrocephalus, partial hearing loss

Brant is a cute little boy! He can sit and go from a lying position to a sitting position, but he cannot crawl. He can stand using objects for support. His general development seems somewhat delayed but he interacts and plays with other children. Brant smiles and laughs with those he plays with. He is not able to feed himself or cannot imitate sounds. Brant has still not received treatment for his hydrocephalus, but undergoes sitting and standing exercises. He also has partial hearing loss. We really hope Brant finds a family to love him!

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

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

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Anna

AnnaGuardian AngelGirl, born January 2011
PRC
Spina bifida (post-op)

 

Anna has no sensation in her lower limbs but her upper limbs has full range of movement. She can sit independently but cannot walk. She has no sensation regarding toileting. Her mental and language development is all age appropriate according to her update completed December 2013. Her foster mother says that she is active and gentle. She listens well but will cry when her foster mom leaves. Her foster mother says that as long as she tells Anna that she will be back and when she will be back that she will quiet down and accept that her foster mom is leaving. Anna is a beautiful girl that longs for a family to call her own.

For interested families, the agency has 2 videos of Anna and an update from December 2013.

Anna would greatly benefit from treatment and therapies at a children’s hospital like Shriner’s in the US. This little girl would have a bright future with the love and care of a family.

$418.50 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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Mikayla

mikaylaGirl, born December 2009
PRC
File lists Symphysodactylia (not mentioned in the file, but she is thought to have Apert Syndrome)

Mikayla is a five year old full of personality and energy. This little lady knows what she wants and loves to have her photo taken and likes to use money to buy things by herself. She is described as active and outgoing and always has a smile ready for anyone around, just in case they might have a camera. She also likes dogs and playing outdoors.

Between 7-9 months she mastered crawling, could make single syllable sound like dad and mom, reach out for objects, and knew when her name was called. During her 10-12 months she could stand by herself then learned to walk alone for a few steps, she was also able to wave bye-bye, point to an object she wanted, sneak open a cabinet to find something she wanted and throw it playfully.

By two she could walk on her own and began to feed herself with a spoon. She was trying more independent tasks like taking off her shoes and socks and going to the toilet by herself. She also began to speak some simple words. Growing more independent at 3 years old, she likes to mimic the adults by helping to sweep the floors and can go upstairs and downstairs.

Mikayla lives in a loving and encouraging English speaking foster family with her little foster brother (Milo) with whom she is very close and adores. It would be wonderful if she and Milo could be adopted together as the brother and sister they have come to be!

$69.30 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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Bart

BartBoy, born July 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Bart is a kind boy, whose favorite thing to do is help others! Children understand his speech well, but adults sometimes have difficulty. However, they feel he understands a lot more than he expresses. He is diagnosed with Down Syndrome, but no other health concerns. Currently his gross motor skills are pretty good, though he has some trouble balancing, and needs to work on his fine motor skills. He can feed himself and navigate the stairs on his own. He gets along well with other children, and can focus well when playing with his favorite toy.

There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.

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

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Esther

EstherGirl, born January 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, Post-op CHD

Esther is an outgoing little girl who filled the room with her own high-energy sunshine when our staff saw her on a trip. Everything she saw delighted her- the giant rolling balls, brightly colored pipe cleaners, blocks to stack. She has Down syndrome, and seems to have good motor skills; she can run and jump, but her verbal skills are currently limited to “mama,” “baba,” and some expressive syllables. However she will also use gestures to express herself, and understand directions from her nannies.

This curious little girl likes playing on the playground and enjoys all sorts of toys. Her nanny told our staff she’s very good at imitating what others around her are doing. When they sit down to rest, she will pat their backs, and if other children are crying, she will comfort them with a cuddle. Her self-care skills are good, she can feed and dress herself. She has had surgery for a heart condition, and the doctor with our staff didn’t hear any murmurs.

There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.

$1,148.58 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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Joel

JoelBoy, born March 2007
PRC
cerebral hypoplasia and epilepsy

Joel’s motor and intellectual development at present:- he can walk alone, go upstairs and downstairs holding the wall, and can put on pants and shoes by himself. Joel is quiet, gregarious, and very curious. He is very fond of playing toy cars with partners and most interested in playing games with adults. He feels safe, happy, and satisfied in the institute with the caretakers’ careful nursing. He has close and intimate relationship with the caretakers. Agency staff recently met him and said this about him: Joel is a happy child. He has lived in the orphanage for several months and does not attend school. He can count to 3. He has not learned English. He likes to watch television and sing along with people on TV. When he entered the orphanage they believed he had epilepsy, but he has never had a seizure. They also said he had hydrocephalus but even without any treatment, it appears to have cured itself. Even his hair has grown in and is much healthier since his arrival. Two things noted were that he runs slower than the other children and when he gets a high fever, he can’t even stand up. He is potty trained.

*** 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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Melvin

Melvin (1)Boy, born June 2011Melvin (2)
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed Dec 2013

Melvin has a ready smile, claps his hands when he is happy, and waves good-bye. He is a very active little boy who likes to play with toys, especially if he can throw them! He also likes to sit on the small hobbyhorse and can get on and off on his own. He walks with help. This little cutie will rock himself right into your heart!

$3,215.38 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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William

William Full Picture William Head PictureHandsome William was born at 37 weeks gestation in January 2011 and diagnosed with bilateral cleft lip and palate which has been surgically corrected.  He has also been examined by a neurologist who feels William has cerebral palsy caused by periventricular leukomalacia. His neurologist believes that William’s cognitive abilities will not be affected, but his physical capacity may be impacted and require therapy. William can walk when held by the hands and is verbal. He is described as a very sweet boy who responds to his name, follows instructions, knows familiar people and has appropriate stranger anxiety.

Additional photos, videos, medical reports, and MRI results are available.  Please contact the agency for more information.

Listed: Apr 3, 2015

Update 2015: Our in-country representative visited William and was impressed with his tremendous progress. William can walk with assistance and with a walker, interacts with others and speaks in short sentences. He knows all of his caretakers and loves to play. William used to be terrified of strangers, but now is comfortable around them, smiling and talking and seeking their attention. He is potty-trained and can feed himself. William would thrive in a loving family.

From a family who met William in Sept 2015: Each time I saw William he gave me a huge grin. One day a nanny was helping him walk all around the courtyard using his walker and William was beaming. He also thoroughly enjoyed watching cartoons and music videos with his group, even getting up from his chair several times to stand, dance, and clap to the music, again with a big smile on his face.

Update March 2017: William has well-developed speech along with a good memory and attention span. He walks with a walker and has good coordination in his hands. William is participating in a preschool program, joins all activities at the orphanage and receives physical and swimming therapy. 

A $1000 agency grant is available to a committed family after a successful registration trip for William.

$82.60 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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Weston

Westonweston updated picture feb2014Boy, born November 2008
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Weston is diagnosed as having CP and mastoiditis. Weston has delayed motion development. He came into care at 1.5 years of age. At that time, he could sit alone, but his muscular tension was low and his head control was bad. At the age of 4 years, he was receiving preschool education, could imitate drawing circles, recognized big and small, and knew left and right. Now he can wash his face and hands, eat independently, and can speak sentences of 7-8 words. He can read simple characters, communicate with people, and express his will. After the rehabilitation treatment, he can crawl, but still cannot stand and walk. His muscular tension is low, but his hand function is good. His hip joint and both lower limb joints were deformed and he is continuing to receive the rehabilitation treatment. Weston is gentle, quiet, and shy. He likes staying with familiar people going to class, playing with toys, and watching cartoon with kids. He likes expressing his thoughts and being praised.

$107.10 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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Trudy

Trudytrudy-updateGirl, born April 2004
PRC
Down syndrome, Hep B

Listed December 9, 2013

Trudy has normal limb development and delayed mental development compared to other children. Upon admission, she was 1 year old and she was careful in her new surroundings. At the age of 2 years, she could walk alone, was curious about new things, her hand-eye coordination was improved, and she could express her emotion. At the age of 4 years, she could have eat and drink independently and could recognize people, places and objects, but her expression was poor. At the age of 6 years, she was receiving the special education in the institute. Her self-management was improved under the guidance of the teacher, but her accepting ability was not good compared to other kids of her age. At the age of 8 years, she could speak simple numbers and words, could draw, could finish some simple jigsaw puzzles, and could play with the toy blocks. Now she can wave her body along with the rhythm of the music, can read simple children’s songs and words, and can count 1-10, but her expression is still poor. Trudy is open, likes music, can get along well with other kids, likes helping people, and wants to be praised. She is happy when watching cartoons and walking outside.

Update November 2016:   Trudy can understand directions and do many things on my own! She can go to the bathroom and put her clothes on, on her own. Trudy likes to do puzzles. She can speak clearly and likes to interact with classmates. Agency staff met and interacted with Trudy in September 2016.

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

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Rogers

Rogers update 2014 (1)RogerBoy, born May 2004
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 9, 2013

From a family who met him in August 2015:  “Came in and was very quiet, respectful of the nannies, and greeted us calmly. He posed for a picture and followed directions. When we were done taking his photo, he sat down quietly and waited for direction from the nannies.  He posed for many pictures!  He was very calm and sure of himself.  The room was very busy, with lots of visitors and lots of children.  This did not seem to upset Rogers at all.  He said hello to us.  Very well behaved!  Rogers is very loved in this orphanage, and he has been prepared for the transition into a family.  PLEASE SEE HIM BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!

Rogers has normal limb development and delayed mental development. Upon admission,he was 4 years old. At that time, he could walk alone, felt strange about the new place, and was careful to get to know new people. After a period of time, he learned how things worked and liked to get to know new people and got along with others well. At the age of 5 years, he could go up and down stairs holding the rail, could clap his hands along to the rhythm of music, could pick his favorite toys, and could share toys and food with other kids. At the age of 7 years, he could jump off the ground, could draw 3 parts of the body, and could pick up and throw a ball. At the age of 9 years, his self-management was improved and he knew his gender. He could eat and drink independently, take a bath, and put on his clothes independently. Now he is receiving the special education in the institute. He can imitate drawing pictures, can recognize common colors, can run and jump, and can have simple motion with his friends. He would like to do some work, but his language is delayed and he can only speak some simple words unclearly, He can understand the directions and he is gentle, shy, and likes familiar people close to him. Roger can get along well with other kids, likes playing games, enjoys basketball, and likes riding bikes with kids in the playground. Occasionally he is obstinate, but telling him a story can make him smile.

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

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Rudy

Rudy (2) New Rudy 1Boy, born January 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Rudy is described as an active little boy. At the time of his report when he was 2.5 he could roll over, crawl, bang blocks together, pick toys up out of a cup, feed himself biscuits and track people with his eyes as they move. He recognizes people, imitates sounds, recognizes his own name, understands facial expressions and waves his hands to say good-bye. Rudy laughs out loud and he has a good appetite.

$1,187.28 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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Kristoff

KristoffGuardian AngelBoy, born November 2011
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

 

Look at this heart breaker. He has mild cerebral palsy and is just too cute. The agency has updated photos and a development report. Can’t you just picture him rocking his way into your heart?

 

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

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

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Tesia

Tesia updated picture 2Girl, born Feb 2011Tesaiupdate2
PRC
Down syndrome, Cleft Palate, bilateral ear deformity, growth delays, developmental delay

Listed: Dec 21, 2013

Tesia has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, but a prospective family needs to be open to the possibility of a different medical diagnosis as Tesia exhibits many characteristics of children who have been diagnosed with Treacher Collins, although TC is not mentioned specifically in her record. Tesia was found abandoned at around 10 days old. She is a timid, shy and quiet little girl who likes to play with toys especially balls, sand and slides. Tesia is able to walk and is reported to be toilet trained. She can search for the source of a sound and can make sounds on her own, but did not use words as of the report date. Tesia likes to be cuddled and spoken to. She is waiting for a family of her own who can snuggle with her as they tell her “I love you!”Tesia updated photo

From an April 2015 UPDATE: Tesia can walk, run and go up and down the stairs. She can dress herself and goes to the bathroom on her own. She goes to the special education class in the SWI. She likes to go to school and gets along well with other classmates. As of today, Tesia is very active with quick responses and more speech. However, she speaks in a low voice. She has a strong ability to imitate and follows the teachers to do exercises. After class, she will play on the swings with her favorite friend. She will cry when she is blamed for wrong doings. When she sees the other kids cry, she will comfort them by patting them on the back. Tesia loves to play in the ball pits and on the trampoline. She likes someone to play with her and talk to her.

$2,973.86 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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Seamus

Seamus (1)Boy, born March 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

At the age of 31 months till now: he has made great progress: he can hold toys for a long time; can make voice; can clap his hands, can walk with one hand held, can walk with holding, can turn over, can sit up, can express his emotion with crying and smiling.

Though he is delayed compared to other normal children due to his diagnosis, we are confident in him. We have made standing and language training plan. We believe he will feed himself and walk and speak after the efforts.
$1,201.10 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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Korbin

KorbinBoy, born January 2008
PRC
Autism

Korbin is 5 years old and has autism. He still needs adults help to put on and take off his clothes and needs reminders when to do some things like going to the bathroom. Even though he need some help when eating, he is not a picky eater! His favorite foods are dumplings and fruits. His foster family says that he has good motor development and is very coordinated. Korbin is a quiet boy and doesn’t speak. He likes to listen to music and play with toys by himself. He just started studying in the kindergarten class.

$171.00 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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Mariah

mariahGirl, born June 2006
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Listed:  January 7, 2014

When Mariah was younger she received a two-way Glenn operation and recovered well. She had a complete ASD; double outlets of right ventricle; severe pulmonary artery stenosis(under the valve), VSD(secondary), AO right arch right descending; and a formation of collateral circulation. She may need another surgery next year.

Mariah can walk, jump, climb up and down the stairs and do most thinks on her own. She is a little behind my friends, but that is because as a young child she was very sick. She enjoys time playing with the other kids and enjoys sharing her toys with them.

*** 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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Zachary

ZacharyBoy, born April 2010
PRC
congenital scoliosis, club feet and poor peripheral circulation of both lower limbs, right inguinal hernia, mild anemia

 

Zachary has good physical development, can walk with holding rails, mental development is normal, can speak simple language, can cooperate when dressing, can undress clothes. He is active, talkative, ready to smile, likes music, likes playing games, likes playing balls and can get along well with other kids in the same room.

$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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Andersen

AndersonBoy, born June 2007
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Listed Jan 2014

Andersen is 6 years old and the life of the party. He had surgery when he was very young because he had CHD. Since then, he has been feeling better! Andersen is able to play with friends and loves to dance and sing. He is very smart and loves to ask questions. He is a great eater and his favorite food is sweet fruit. Andersen’s caregivers say that he is a typical boy that loves anything with wheels!

From an adoption advocate who met him summer 2013:
I met this 6 year old boy with CHD. This little guy had so much energy and was ALL BOY running around and playing and showing off for us. I was alone in a stairwell with him and nearly fainted when he jumped from the halfway point on a flight of stairs to beat me to the bottom! I tried to scold him but he gave me one of those smiles that led me to believe he was gonna do it again on the next flight…yep… This little guy is so full of life and just adorable!!! I imagine he keeps his foster mother on her toes! He was very curious about us and followed us all over the orphanage building.

$1,059.80 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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Cate

CateGirl, born July 2011
PRC
left eye ptosis, atrophy- retinoblastoma

Cate is just over 2 years old. The doctors believes she has ptosis, left eye atrophy, and possible retinoblastoma of her right eye. She hasn’t received any treatments for her eyes.

Cate can keep up with the kids her age. She can walk around and knows exactly what toys to pick out of the toy box. She knows how to talk and get along with others, but is very shy and prefers to stay quiet around strangers.

$193.60 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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Blake

blakeBoy, born November 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Blake just turned 4 years old! Since last summer he has been living with a foster family and this year he started kindergarten. Blake still needs daily help from his caregivers, but he is trying to do more for himself. Even though he is still a little delayed, he can go up and down the stairs all by himself and has good basic fine motor skills. Blake can understand what his foster family says to him but sometimes they cannot understand his words clearly. He enjoys playing with the other children. Blake is always energetic and tries to keep a ready smile for the day!

$1,391.20 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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Kendall

KendallGuardian AngelGirl, age 2
PRC
Missing right eye, left eye deterioration, hearing loss

Kendall just turned 2 years old. Although she is a quiet girl, she is close to her caretakers. Her left eye has corneal degeneration and she is missing her right eye. She also still has trouble with her hearing and it has made it hard for her to keep up with the other kids her age. She can stand up on her own but needs a little help walking around.

She is really good at recognizing the voice of familiar people and when she hear musics, she likes to dance around. She is ready and waiting to dance into her families heart.

$46.35 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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Tomo

guardianangelTomoBoy, born March 2004
PRC
Cleft lip/Cleft palate

Listed: January 7, 2014

Tomo is 12 years old and is great at sports. He had CL/CP surgery when he was younger and has been doing great ever since! He has been living in a foster home almost his whole life, and he has been getting stronger and smarter every day. Tomo has not had any health concerns since his surgery and he is doing great in school. He can take care of himself during the day and loves to play with friends. He enjoys meeting new people and making new friends!

*** 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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Sarahfina

SarahfinaGirl, born June 2005
PRC
Autism

Sarahfina has been at the orphanage since she was one week old. She has grown healthy and strong since being here, but she is very shy. Sarahfina is independent and prefers to take care of herself. She likes to eat and is not picky. She always eats all of her meals and snacks are her favorite!

*** 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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Randy #34

randyBoy, born 2008
Diagnosis: Mild mental delays

Listed: Jan 10, 2017

Randy is a sweet boy who has moderate mental delay and speech delay compared to child his age. He has good gross motor skills though. He still scribbles outside the paper in art activities. He can manipulate some of the musical toys and seeks their functional application, because he likes listening to music. He reacts to his name, he began pointing at parts of his body and to observe and explore his reflection in the mirror. He perceives his own image and understands that this is him. He makes good eye contact. He often uses non-verbal signs and sounds to communicate. He has differentiating syllables, he tries to repeat. Mostly vowels can be heard. He can point at the picture of a familiar object. He understands but doesn’t speak, his communication is mostly non-verbal. He follows simple verbal directions. His social interactions are pointed mostly at adults. He initiates contact and loves collaboration. He interacts in games. He participates in group games but is inconstant. In the group of children he’s still introverted. He defends his position and his toys. He can tell apart people he knows form strangers but in both cases accepts an invitation for contact. He eats independently. He has a good appetite. He puts on and takes off his shoes but needs help to get dressed. He shows initiative in his clothes selection. He’s autonomous when going to the bathroom. At 6 years 4 months old he was tested and his level was 4 years and 6 months. He can develop further since he has a passive vocabulary. The deficiency is in his active vocabulary.

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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Melody

melody updated picture 1 feb2014Melody 2Girl, born May 2004
PRC
Developmental delays, possible mild Thalssemia

Listed: January 14, 2014

Melody is diagnosed with moderate delayed mental development and Hypochromic microcytic anemia- possible thalassemia or iron deficiency anemia. Her file mentions beta thalassemia minor, but it does not appear that she receives regular transfusions at this time. She may have thalassemia intermedia. A prospective family should be prepare for any form of thalassemia. www.choosingthalassemia dot blogspot dot com is an excellent resource to learn more about thalassemia. Melody does not have good motion development and her mental development is delayed. A prospective family should be prepared for mild CP as well, even though that is not on the list of diagnoses. She was admitted to the orphanage at 5 years old. At that time, she could sit, stand, and walk alone. After she got comfortable with her new surroundings, she was polite and could get along well with people. At the age of 6 years, she could go up and down stairs holding onto something and could pick her favorite toys, but her language development was delayed. She could greet adults positively. At the age of 8 years, her motion of both upper limbs was not good and her walking position was not normal. She could wash her hands, could put on and take off her clothes independently, and could button and unbutton. She is now receiving special education in the center, can recognize common colors and shapes, can participate in some simple activities with kids, and can read some short children’s songs with teachers and friends, but she cannot read alone. Melody is gentle and shy, can get along well with others, and is very happy when playing games with children. Occasionally she is obstinate. She likes to share toys and food with the other children.

*** 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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Levi

lewis-levi updated picture2 Feb2014LeviBoy, born April 2007
PRC
Mental developmental delay, postoperative left oblique inguinal hernia

Levi is active, social, fond of listening to music and he can get along well with other children. He enjoys musical or movable toys, playing balls, clapping hands and swaying his hips along with music. He is curious about new things and delicious food makes him happy. Levi has attached stable and close relationships with the caregivers. Levi is attending the center’s preschool and loves participating in the class games. He has some difficulties paying attention, but he will listen to someone close to him or someone he knows well. He is very polite and greets everyone he meets. This sweet boy is waiting for a family who will provide him with structure, love and the opportunity to continue his progress.

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

*** 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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Rose

RoseGirl, born Sept 2011
PRC
Cleft lip / cleft palate, Cerebral Palsy

Rose is 2 years old and she loves to smile! She has a cleft lip and palate and Cerebral Palsy (CP). Her CP makes it hard for her body to move so right now she cannot sit or stand on her own. It can also be hard for her to talk with her cleft lip and palate. Rose loves when her caretakers go outside with her, and she loves when they call her name. Rose laughs and smiles at people when they talk to her, and especially when they play bells. She can roll over, hold her own toys, and hold her head up like a champ!

$1,066.36 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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Brody

BrodyBoy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op Congenital heart defect

Brody is a sweet little boy who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. He also has a heart defect in which he received surgery for his VSD, foramen ovale closure and ligation of ductus arteriosus. His treatment was successful and he is doing well now.

Brody is learning well and is he learning how to crawl. He can hold his own bottle and toys and likes to be active. He is not making sounds yet but he always has a ready smile.

$4,582.62 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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Charissa

Charissa (1)Charissa (2)Girl, born August 2005
PRC
Post-op hydrocephalus and Spina bifida

Listed: January 16, 2014

Charissa is very outgoing and has a ready smile. She goes to school, and learns to sing in the school and can hold a pen with full hand and can imitate drawing lines and simple shapes. Charissa always listen to the teacher in class. She gets along well with other children and likes to have her picture taken. She hopes that she can be adopted by foreigners. Charissa is patiently waiting for the perfect photo-op, the day she meets her new family. Are you ready too?

 

*** 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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Rhonda #445

RhondaAGE: 12Rhonda update
Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus

Listed: January 16, 2014

Rhonda is VERY alert and aware. In 2012, her head measurement was 71cm. It has not grown since that time. She’s learning to push herself around in a wheelchair. She can control her head and hold it up, but still requires support to sit up. She loves being upright and gets upset when left laying for long periods of time. She sits in a positioning chair and loves it. She manipulate with objects-she puts cubes one on top of the other, puts wide rings on a fixed axis, she inlays 5 cubes with different sizes one into the other. She concentrates for longer time when doing something that is interesting for her. She likes listening to music and will share her toys with other children. She follows simple directions.

*** 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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Genevieve

genevieveGirl, born Aug 2006
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Listed:  September 12, 2013

Genevieve is a sweet little girl who came into care when she was almost 3 years old, and has lived in the orphanage since that day. Genevieve has Down syndrome, and has had surgery to repair the VSD with which she was born. She is HepB positive. She is a delightful little girl, who loves to sing! She can care for her own needs, and is helpful to the nannies. Genevieve is ready for a family!

She loves to participate in dancing and singing with the class, always front and center, leading the other children and keeping perfect time with the steps.  Her inner beauty radiates to all around her!

Video:  http://youtu.be/9Rd84ahgKa4

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

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Kyle

Kyle (4)Boy, born Jan 2010Kyle (5)
PRC
Down syndrome

Look out for Kyle, the “little athlete” He loves music and likes to “dance”… wiggling his hips and waving his hands, wiggling following the music.  He speaks a few words.  He can also feed himself and use the toilet when asked. The staff says: “ Once, mom takes him to the institute for physical examination, he likes a pair of badminton racket, takes them in his hands so favorite, plays them with children, look like a little athlete. We hope that he can grow up happily and healthily, and can have a happy family as soon as possible.” Are you the answer for his happy family?

$2,210.38 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Evelyn

Evelyn (1) Evelyn (2)Girl, born August 2003
PRC
Developmental delays

Listed:  September 10, 2013

 Evelyn is a pretty little girl who was abandoned at age 5 in a rural area. She had received no education and therefore is now a 10 year old trying to catch up with her peers. She is one of the favorites at the center. Several nannies take her home with them so she can experience family life. In the center she is in a room with 4 girls and 1 nanny. She is very shy especially around strangers. Evelyn attends the special class at school and is now able to count to 100 and on her own told me “thank you” although they say she does not understand many words in English. Her writing is excellent. She also loves to sing and is very talented.

Evelyn’s favorite foods are apples and chicken wings. Her favorite color is pink. She truly wants to be adopted and go to America….QUICKLY! (as stated in her own words!)

From an agency that previously had her file:  “We brought her to the USA for hosting last summer and her behavior was uncontrollable and violent at times.  She was very unhappy to be here, cried a lot, was very demanding of her host family, and had tantrums every day.  We are not saying this child should not be adopted, but it will take a very patient family and they will need to be well-trained in how to deal with older children who have experienced trauma and who may have an attachment disorder.”

*** 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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Jesse

new jesseJesse

Boy, born January 2010
PRC
Blind

Three year old Jesse is a beautiful little boy who resides a specialized foster care home for blind and visually impaired children. It is small home with only five children and the carers are specially trained to work with blind children. He is being taught life skills and self-care that will help him prepare for adoption and eventually independent living.jesse on tricycle

While this is a great opportunity, life has not been so fortunate for Jesse. He was abandoned at the gates of his orphanage when he was 9 months old. His blindness was caused by an untreated eye infection, and he was so ill he was sent to a palliative care home to die. He arrived a very sick and frightened little boy but was nursed back to health and given the opportunity to gain confidence and trust others around him. He is currently healthy with no further medical problems but is delayed in some areas of his development such as walking and feeding himself.

Jesse is now a happy child, interested and aware in all that is around him. In the absence of sight, he uses other senses to explore the world. He is quite timid in nature but likes to be around other children and his carers. He is sometimes uncertain when trying new things but enjoys praise and attention, so this motivates him to keep going. He would be a wonderful son with a great future but just needs his family to find him.

Some recent updates on Jesse, speech is making an appearance and Jesse is saying bye,bye and waving when his carers leave. He is eating a good variety of food now and sleeping much better than when he arrived at the foster home. Jesse communicates what he wants and doesn’t want by nodding and shaking his head. He can move himself around the room and onto furniture to get to a comfortable spot for a nap! He has been practicing with his walker and has started with physical and occupational therapy to take his walking from aided to independent.

Videos available for inquiring families.

$1,726.16 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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Tiger

Tiger (2)Tiger (1)Boy, born April 2009
PRC
glaucoma of both eyes; developmental delays

Tiger is active, restless, fond of playing with toys, and gets along well with others. He like to play games with adults and likes the toys that make sounds. Tiger likes to play with the skateboard and he is fond of taking part in outdoor activity with adults. Although, he cannot see, he can locate the direction of the sound and will reach out to find objects. Tiger is a great imitator of sounds and can communicate with short statements. He is able to answer “Tiger, where are you going?” by saying “take a bus, go shopping.” After he finishes his bath, he can say “so nice.” He has a good memory. When he went to the zoo with the school he could tell his foster parent the sound the tiger makes when it is walking and also the sound of the lion. Wouldn’t you love to hear all about the zoo animals from this little cutie?

Tiger has a $1,000 special focus grant with the agency.

$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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Ellie

Ellieellie updated picture Feb2014Girl, born July 2004
PRC
Cerebral palsy, mental delays

Listed: September 17, 2013

 

Ellie is open, gets along well with others, is helpful, and can join in group activities. She is a positive girl, and likes to share the toys. Ellie is receiving acupuncture and motion treatment according to her condition. She can sit stably, can crawl well, can walk slowly with the help of the walking aid. This beautiful girl is just waiting to light up the lives of a her new 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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Alex

AlexGuardian AngelBoy, born January 2008
PRC
Limb different/arm deformity

Alex can be stubborn at times, but he gets along well with the little children and likes to play games with them. He is a team player and works well the class to do tasks together.

Alex is a very smart, lovely and active boy. He is very good at following instructions from his caretakers. He enjoys learning new things and showing off what he can do. He is waiting for a family that he can show off all he can do and be showered with their praise.

Alex has a $2,000 Special Focus grant with the agency.

$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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Tripp

Tripp2 TrippBoy, born March 2008
PRC
Arrhythmia, mental delays

 

Tripp is a bright boy who likes studying and playing with his classmates. He also likes music and dancing. He is growing up healthy and happy. He is a lovely child!!

Tripp has a $2,000 agency grant.

$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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Shaw

Shaw (1)Boy, born November 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Shaw (3)

Shaw was abandoned at the age of 6 months. When he was found he could crawl and he initially made progress, but by the time he was 16 months old and was sent to a foster home, he was very thin and weak. After a few months in foster care he began to thrive again. Shaw loves to eat and shows patience in all areas except when he has to wait for his food! He gets along well with others and loves bright colorful toys that make sound.

Shaw is very talkative and loves to be cuddled! He is waiting for a family that will snuggle with him and help him continue to grow.

$2,525.05 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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Addison

Addison Photo 7 rec. 1-21-13addison-feb-2017Girl, Born May 2003

Listed:  September 22, 2013

Sweet Addison was born in May of 2003.   She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.   She is described as extremely active, joyful and friendly.

Addison does not speak, but is able to let you know what she wants and when you ask her questions she answers by gestures and making sounds.   She loves toys, especially blocks.  She communicates with other children very well.

Update October 2014: Addison attends third grade and is described as a good girl. Even though she is still nonverbal, she appears to understand at least some of what is said to her and responds in her own ways.

Update February 2017: Addison continues to be nonverbal, but follows various directions in her everyday environment. The agency has a new video available for inquiring families.

Additional information available upon request from the agency.

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

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Christian

Christian Video Still Sept-2015 - Sept-2015Boy, Born April 2009
Down syndrome, CHD

Christian was born in April 2009 and has Down Syndrome as well as a heart defect. He is a happy, but quiet little guy. Christian is active and attentive, enjoys playing with his friends, and is loved very much by his caregivers.

Listed: Sept 22, 2013

Update January 2017: Christian is doing well and the doctor and caregivers are very happy with his development. Christian had a recent appointment at the dentist where he behaved appropriately and politely. He likes sharing with others when he finds something exciting, for example, after a visit to the theater, he relayed what he had seen there. He’s a sweet kiddo and everyone loves him.

Update September 2015: Christian is doing very well and has age appropriate self-help skills. He can dress without assistance and even helps other children with this task. He makes his bed and is fully potty-trained. Christian understands everything that his said to him, follows directions, and speaks well. He can be shy with strangers, is a picky eater, and shows some stubbornness at times. Christian thrives in one on one settings. He will soon be moved to an older child orphanage and updates will be more difficult to obtain.

Update 2013: After visiting with Christian in May, our agency representative had the following update. Christian can walk independently now. He speaks (although his words are a little unclear). He answers questions and completes simple requests. He is active and joyful. The orphanage director says that he is very smart and very kind. He also enjoys listening to music and knows many songs by heart. He can play many different games. Christian is described as very kind, friendly, shy and sensitive.

$5,295.23 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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Harlan

harlan-feb-2017Harlan Photo 1 rec. 1-22-13Boy, Born July 2004

Down syndrome, ADD

Listed: September 22, 2013

Sweet Harlan was born in July of 2004.   He has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and Attention Deficit Disorder.  He does not use speech as means of communication and he has cognitive delays.  He needs assistance with basic daily living skills.

Update October 2014: Harlan is nonverbal and his development continues to be significantly delayed, but he can now walk independently.

Update February 2017: Harlan continues to be nonverbal and is more significantly delayed than some of his peers with Down Syndrome. He’s able to wave hello and gets excited about spending time outdoors.

Additional photos, video and report available from the agency.

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

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Nicholas

Nicholas June 2016NicholasBoy, born May 2011

Down syndrome

Nicholas was born in May of 2011.   His physical development is on target.   He is able to sit up, stand and is able to walk holding onto furniture.   He is very active and likes to play with toys and other children.  Nicholas is also very observant; when someone is playing with other kids of his group, he watches them very attentively as if wanting to take part in it.  He has been seen playing with one of the other boys in his group, they giggle and talk in their own little language, as if they know exactly what the other is saying.  In general, Nicholas is a serious child, but if you make him smile he smiles.  He currently eats and sleeps well.

Update February 2014:  Nicholas is an active and very sweet boy. He likes to run around and gladly plays with toys and other children. He eats and sleeps well. Though non-verbal at this time, Nicholas is described as a very responsive child who understands everything that is said to him and follows instructions. His nannies adore him.

Nicholas is special friends with another little boy in his group; they giggle and communicate in their own private language, as if they know exactly what the other is saying.

Update June 2016: Nicholas was transferred to a different orphanage where he now shows a lot of aggression.  He walks and eats independently, is potty-trained, and understands what is said to him.Nicholas continues to be non-verbal.

Nicholas would thrive in a loving family.   Photos, videos and additional reports are available upon request from the agency.

$5,026.16 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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Sloan

SloanBoy, born May 2008
PRC
Down Syndrome

Sloan is a happy, laughing boy. He likes to run and play ball. He is close with his caregivers. He is very curious and likes to explore new things. He is very expressive, and loves to play with other children.

$2,113.55 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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Eva

eva-2014eva-video-still-jan-2017-jan-2017Girl, Born September 2004
Down syndrome

Listed September 22, 2013

Sweet Eva is described as an active, joyful girl who likes toys and to play games.   She is also very friendly and likes to communicate with people.

Update January 2017: Eva is doing very well and described as a calm, if rather stubborn child.  She understands instructions and follows them when she wishes.  Eva is nonverbal, but is able to make her feelings known.  She attends a school for children with special needs, but does not appear to have many academic skills.  It’s expected that Eva would do well in a family.

Additional information is available from the agency, upon request.

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

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Tanner #31-1

Tanner 2014tanner-2017-1Boy, Born July 2001

AGING OUT

Down syndrome, deafness, strabismus

Listed: June 23, 2010

NEW PIC FEBRUARY 2017!  Tanner was transferred to a group home in 2014. He is very small for his age and has delays in all aspects of his development. While he has an official diagnosis of deafness, he does respond to some sounds, so it is thought that he has some degree of hearing loss, but that he is not completely deaf. He does not have any speech, but he does respond to some basic commands and also to hand gestures. It is possible that many of his delays could be compensated for once his hearing issues are addressed.

Tanner attends a school for children with special needs. He doesn’t have problems following the rules in class and at school. He is calm and usually smiling. He is the favorite of the children at school. He is not aggressive and doesn’t get irritated by the other children. His expressive speech is not developed. He carries out simple commands – “stop”, “sit down”, “give me”, and “take”. He knows his place in the classroom – he has a favorite spot in each classroom. He is oriented in the rooms and partially in the school building. He opens and closes the closets. He can lock and unlock the doors of the closets if the key is put in. He tries to put in the key (rarely manages) and is happy if he succeeds. He likes to look at books with pictures. He has a favorite book in each classroom, picks it up and manipulates with it. He observes the other children while they work. He shows interest in pictures of animals. He works with desire in the classes for physical education.

Photos and videos from December 2014 are available through the agency.

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

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Titas

TitasBoy, born January 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome

Titas is a leader in his orphanage. He is well liked by his peers and the caregivers. He has big, double lidded eyes and he is very gentle. He can understand much more than he can say. He goes to a special class, and he helps with the younger children in the class.He loves to play new games and sometimes he is naughty!

$1,578.20 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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Marty #6-7

Boy, born June 2002

Down syndrome

Listed: June 23, 2010

UPDATE MAY 2016:  He easily relates to both children and staff. He likes to play with the children from his group. He responds when addressed by name and enjoys receiving attention.. He shows interest in all kinds of toys, but his top favorites are the stuffed ones. He has been included in a special remedial and training program created by a local university where he is involved in game therapy, individual activities,and kinesitherapy. The child struggles with his participation in the training activities due to easily being distracted. He will look with interest at bright objects, pictures and books. He likes to listen to music.He takes an active part in the music classes and in physical education activities.

Marty is described as a quiet and even-tempered child who has adapted quickly to the routine and daily schedule at the institution. He is able to walk independently. He assists with dressing and undressing himself and is learning to feed himself as well. He goes to the toilet when reminded to do so by the staff. He is not yet speaking but demonstrates understanding and follows basic requests.

He plays with other children and interacts well with adults. He responds to his name and loves attention from the caregivers. He has a special bond with one specific care giver. He loves to play with toys and shows a preference for stuffed animals.  Marty has already been transferred to an institution.

UPDATE March 2014:  He is a calm and quiet boy; good general condition; walks independently; eats, dresses/undresses and puts his shoes on independently; a 5th-grade student at an auxiliary school; vocalizes; understands what he is told; scribbles; establishes contact with other children and staff members; loves getting attention and being caressed; follows simple instructions; has formed a relationship of emotional attachment with one of the staff members; loves listening to music.

SINGLE MOMS, OLDER PARENTS, & LARGE FAMILIES WELCOME, EASY TRAVEL. MULTIPLE CHILDREN CAN BE ADOPTED AT THE SAME TIME.

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

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Mickey

Boy, Born June 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 20, 2010

This very sweet young boy has Down syndrome.   He is well loved by his foster mother and father. He was a dancer in the orphanage performance.   Whenever he hears music he starts dancing.   He was cooperative and happy. He can wash his face if his foster mom gets the towel ready and can do other self help skills.   He can feed himself and. He can pull his pants up and down.   He has good speech and can say many words.   He pulls his chair to the table when it is time to eat and he will clean his mouth after he eats.  He is kind when he plays with other children and does not take their toys.  He likes to run around and play with balls.   He is very curious and likes to watch large machinery outside.   He loves cars and will play with them and watch them out the window for long periods of time. He was described as a “happy, curious and lovely child.”   He is healthy and energetic. He is friendly to others and sensible! He does not have any heart issues.

Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

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

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Lily

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

 

FEBRUARY 2017 UPDATE:

She can crawl and sit without assistance and can walk and run with a walker, but could not stand on her own yet. There were no changes with her health and she had gotten stronger and gained some weight. Her development is still delayed compared to peers but her intelligence is normal and she understands everything said to her.

Lily’s hospital tests showed she had pulmonary hypoplasia with signs of asthma which she was taking medication for. She was gradually getting stronger and not having issues being short of breath anymore.

The agency has additional photos and video, and a grant up to $2,500 available for qualifying families.

$0.00 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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Kraig #29-10

guardianangelKraig_Sept 2015 Kraig2_Sept 2015Boy, 7 years old
blind
Prematurely born with low birth weight; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; ROP (Retinopathy of the prematurely born) with detachment of the retina in both eyes – second type, final stage; Amaurosis; Delays in the physical and neuro-psychical development.

Listed: September 2014

UPDATE from a family who met him in 2016: I spent a week with Kraig at the children’s home. He is very well cared for and loved by the Nannies, but they are so limited in respect for knowing how to care for a blind child and being able to provide what he needs. He cannot play with most of the toys because he cannot see them. He is walking VERY well. He has a very hard time when the room gets loud and he does self soothe by putting his hands on his ears and rocking. I believe with a good school/program he would learn how to live daily life as a blind person and be fully functional. He really wants to be loved. He would even let me put my hand on his head or rub his back. He would be a real Mama’s Boy! I would love to help find him a family and I will commit to helping that family fundraise as much as I possibly can.

Kraig needs a family! His most recent update shows he is doing worse than previously; he has started some auto-aggressive behaviors and autistic traits – which is not a surprise since he’s blind and doesn’t have a lot of stimulation and attention in his environment.

Kraig doesn’t talk but understands the speech of the adults, reacts to his name but not always, and pronounces accidental combinations of sounds. He doesn’t use non-verbal means or gestures to communicate. He likes to cuddle in familiar adults.

He laughs loud when teased and expresses positive emotions to interactions with familiar adults. When he is anxious, he exhibits auto-aggression. He cries form strangers. Sometimes he lives in his own world, does stereotypical movements (rocks), and refuses to carry out instructions. He becomes very restless in a noisy environment, when the tone of the voice is raised or at loud sounds (hi puts his hands on his ears). He has difficulties accepting new things.

Kraig tolerates close contact with familiar adults but doesn’t interact with his peers due to his vision. He walks with support and around unmoving support. He makes independently several steps but is afraid. He moves comparatively calmly in a familiar environment. He is terrified by the walks in the yard. He has good appetite and eats well but doesn’t gain weight well.

Kraig plays with musical toys. He likes to listen to music and songs. He claps his hands and is happy then. He prefers familiar toys and children’s songs. He has difficulties accepting new games and needs time to get used to them. He holds objects in his hands. He can play for a long time with appropriate musical toys – hits a drum and tambourine and waves with rattles.

Updated photos from Sept 2015 — the agency has videos available, too.

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Beverly #

Girl: 2013

Special needs: Condition after virus – related encephalopathy. Microcephaly. Epilepsy. Internal hydrocephalus and seizures. Atrophy of the optic nerves. Hip dysplasia. Infantile cerebral palsy. Severely delayed neuro-psychological development.

Beverly motor development is impaired. She doesn’t turn from back to belly and via versa. She cannot sit independently. Her fine motor skills are severely underdeveloped.

Beverly doesn’t imitate sounds, sometimes she pronounces accidental sounds. She doesn’t seem to understand adults’ speech.

Beverly doesn’t play with toys.  She likes listening to adults’ voices. She prefers being alone and longer interactions make her anxious.

Beverly is on diapers. She is being fed by an adult.

It is reported that Beverly’s seizures are relatively well-controlled with the two anti-convulsive medications she receives- Depakine and Clonareks.

 

B/c we only have her file for a short time, donations will not be able to be accepted until a family is found.

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Vivianna #

Girl: 2009

Special needs: ROP, Infantile cerebral palsy – severe degree of spastic quadriparesis. Condition after intraventricular hemorrhage, communicating hydrocephalus. Cerebral cysts. Severe mental delay.

 

Vivianna is able to move around independently for short periods of time in her wheelchair.

She shows interest toward shining materials, cords, ties;

Although her speech isn’t developed, Vivianna pronounces vowels and separate syllables with the consonants “g”, “m”, “n”, etc. She demonstrates basic understanding about simple instructions and presents as cooperative.

 

Vivianna likes to crawl and exercise on a mattress, and she also likes to play in the pool with balls.

 

Vivianna feels comfortable around other children and adults.

Vivianna is fed by an adult. She drinks from a cup. She is on diapers. Her sleep is calm.

Since we only have her file for a short time, we will not be able to accept donations for her until a family is found.

 

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Antonio #

Boy: 2013

Special needs: prematurity (born in 36 g.w.), intrauterine hypotrophy; born with necrotizing enterocolitis and peritonitis- surgically treated with installation of ileostoma; mild degree of post-ischemic encephalopathy; periventricular leukomalacia; infantile cerebral palsy-mixed form; condition after surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis; protein-calorie malnutrition of 3rd degree; severely delayed physical and neuro-psychological development; severely delayed speech development; Memory and intellect – correspondent to severe mental delay;
Antonio enjoys receiving personal attention and being caressed by an adult. He shows preference towards some of his caregivers.

Antonio has spent all of his life in one of the biggest orphanages in Bulgaria. He is just one of the many children there that suffer from malnutrition, hypotonia and severely delayed physical and neuropsychological development.

 

B/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be able to be received until a family is found

 

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Stephanie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Stephanie is a beautiful little three-year-old girl who has a close relationship with her foster mom and her early education teacher. She gets along well with her former nanny and children in the orphanage. She is willing to share food and toys with others and she always helps when another child is being bullied, as any big sister would. Stephanie is a good eater and sleeper.

Stephanie was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- PDA, which seems to have resolved itself. At 5 months of age, she was holding up her head, at 9 months she was crawling, at 11 months she was sitting, at 13 months she was standing with help, at 14 months she was walking with support, and at 19 months she was walking independently. Stephanie can sometimes say mom, but doesn’t really say words beyond that. She definitely knows her name and responds when called. She can also understand basic directions.

Her current agency has a $5000 grant available.

$0.00 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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Jaz

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect, Hexadactylia (two thumbs on each hand)

Adorable soon to be three-year-old Jaz loves to watch herself in the mirror. She enjoys clapping her hands, making sounds, and making the other kids very happy! Jaz loves her foster mother and early childhood teacher. She gets along well with the other children in the orphanage, as well as the caretakers there.

Jax’s ASD closed on its own and she has received surgery in July of 2016 to repair her CECD (complete endocardial cushion defect type A). Jaz was originally listed as having some pulmonary hypertension due to her heart needs. In September of 2016, she had a heart echo which showed mild mitral regurgitation and decrease of left ventricular diastolic function. Jaz was crawling at 15 months of age, sitting up at 16 months, standing with support at 22 months, and walking with support at 24 months. Jaz started making sounds by 15 months and saying mama by 17 months. At 18 months she was reacting to her name being called and at 20 months she could follow simple instructions. Jaz is absolutely precious and we hope she finds a family as special as her!

Her current agency has a $5000 grant available.

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

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

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Chloe

Girl, age 6
Blind

When Chloe came into care as a toddler, she was non-verbal and had little exposure to stimulation and affection. After being in her foster home, six-year-old Chloe is now speaking full sentences primarily in English, has good comprehension skills, eats on her own, dances, sings and laughs. She is known as a funny, social and bright little girl who is quickly learning braille, counting objects, knows the phonetic sound of most letters and can identify everyone in the home by their voice or smell. She was recently accepted into a private school that will continue to help her thrive and focus on learning more braille, help with independent skills related to blindness, and meeting more friends. She loves to make everyone laugh, enjoys being silly and is well liked by her peers. Despite being blind, Chloe walks around the home independently, walks up and down stairs, rides on a tricycle, and jumps on a trampoline. It is noted that she has such great potential as she absorbs everything around her.

Eligible families may qualify for a grant through her current agency in addition to a $5,000 Child Specific Grant (exp 7/31/17).

$0.00 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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Lily

Girl, age 12
Cerebral pasly, HIV

Known as Lily by her committed orphanage volunteers, she recently had a big celebration for her 12th birthday. Lily is described as a caretaker with a bright, warm and joy filled personality. She loves to wear new dresses and new shoes, play with baby dolls, read books, color, laugh, give hugs and dance. She works with a gait trainer to walk for her cerebral palsy, but it’s noted that she has a preference to run. With the trainer, she is able to kick a soccer ball and use a scooter standing up. She is able to speak, uses a communication program so she is able to share her thoughts and needs with others and has started to spell and read short phonetic words. Her volunteer notes that Lily has an understanding of what it means to have a forever family and has a strong desire to have this herself.

Why hasn’t anyone chosen her? Don’t they know how amazing she is? Can’t they see how much joy she would bring to their family? Can’t they see that she is so much more than her cerebral palsy? That she is smart, she loves to laugh, she is gentle, and loves going to church. Her cerebral palsy doesn’t define her. – Lily’s foster mother

Lily is diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and HIV. She’s reported to be an eager learner and receives physical, speech and occupational therapies.

Eligible families may qualify for a grant through her current agency in addition to a $5,000 Child Specific Grant (exp 7/31/17).

*** 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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Nolan

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Are you ready for some darling dancing baby boy cuteness this morning? Meet Nolan! Nolan is 2 years old and is described as quiet and shy. His file says he cries very sad tears when he is left by familiar people. Doesn’t that make you want to scoop him up and keep him close forever? He is learning to walk and takes several steps independently, or at least he was when his file was prepared a couple of months ago. I bet he is walking and running by now. He is also learning to communicate his needs. He understands simple commands. I had to laugh when I read that he favorite activity is football. Not bad for a baby who wasn’t quite walking!

Nolan has a $4,000 grant through his current agency.

$0.00 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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Jenny

Girl, 6 years old
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)
CO-5

Jenny is a sweet 6-years-old girl with Down syndrome living in a children’s home. Jenny has been described as an affectionate and calm young girl who enjoys playing games and loves animals and other young children. It has been said that nothing brings a bigger smile to Jenny’s face than being able to play with her musical instruments and having others play along with her!

It is reported that Jenny receives therapies to support her speech and development. As a young child, Jenny underwent corrective surgery for a congenital heart condition and currently takes medication for hyperthyroidism and hypertension.

Jenny is in need of a family that can provide consistency, support, and a lifetime of love.

The agency has photos of Jenny for inquiring families. She is darling!

$0.00 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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Shay #

Boy: 2016

Down Syndrome

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

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

 

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Kasey #

boy: 2006

Diagnosis: moderate mental delay; hyperactive behavior; had a traumatic brain injury following an accident.

Kasey demonstrates adequate behavior. He respects adults’ authority. He has developed his self-service skills. He keeps a good level of personal hygiene. He strives to keep his clothes and shoes clean and in a good shape.

Kasey goes to an auxiliary school and is currently in fourth grade.

According to the individual characteristics, dated Nov. 2016 it is reported that at the end of the school year Kasey started reading short words and that he copes well with writing, reading, counting up to 100 and solving math problems involving borrowing and passing. He also started showing more interest in educational activities. He is now feeling more secure in his ability to complete the assigned task. He seeks help from adults when needed.

His class teacher reports that Kasey adaptation to his school environment is excellent and that he interacts with his classmates and other children from his school.

Kasey likes playing with toys, as well as playing with his friends (tag, hide and seek).

Kasey social worker reported that he knows what adoption is and that he shares a positive attitude towards being 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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Shiloh #

Girl: 2012

Diagnosis: Congenital hydrocephaly. Microcephaly. Spastic cerebral palsy. Optic nerve atrophy. Convergent concomitant strabismus. Lagging behind in the neuro-psychical development.

 

Shiloh lives in Eastern Europe. She is completely dependent on an adult for all requirements needed. She doesn’t communicate and does not respond to being communicated with. She is spoon fed which is a process. Shiloh does not move or turn on her own. She sleeps long hours and doesn’t react to play with an adult or other children.

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

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Gregory #

Boy: 2012

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Gregory has lived in a home for children needing medical care since he was five months old. He was born prematurely fourth degree.  No hospitalizations have been required since the placement in the Home for medical and social care.  He is now a five-year-old child with diagnosis Cerebral palsy – quadriparesis syndrome. Microcephaly. Retinopathy. He has a delay in the physical and neuro-psychological development. The child is at apparent age not corresponding to his age, with severely impaired general condition. He is able to hold his head upright for a short period while lying on his belly. Increased muscular tone for lower and upper limbs. He reacts to light, sound, tact and heat sources. He perceives familiar people, looks at objects and faces. He is able to track moving objects with his sight. He does not able to reach a toy, but if it is in his hand, he is able to hold it for a while. He listens to a speech and reacts with smile, turns his head and makes sounds. He expresses positive emotions when someone talks and plays with him. He expresses his emotion with smile, sounds and chaotic waving of hands. He shows different reactions of pleasure – he calms from familiar voice and when is held by someone, he cries when he is hungry and when he is not feeling comfortable. He eats five times a day, blended food only. He eats slow and with breaks. Unsuccessful try to eat solid food, he is not able to chew and has difficulties with swallowing. He is calm while bathing, dressing and undressing.  Since the child was placed in the Home for medical and social care, he eats via a nasogastric probe. The suction and swallowing reflex were renewed. He has started to eat bigger amounts of food and liquids. He is still not able to chew. The weight is below normal for his age. The Anemic syndrome is controlled. Active rehabilitation is conducted. Consultations were conducted with child neurologist, neurosurgeon, ophthalmologist, orthopedist, as well as brain imaging that confirm the basic diagnosis. With assessment from Labour Expert Medical Commission 95% with additional help. There are positive changes in the emotional development.

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Brogan #

Boy:  2010

Intercranial trauma (surgery done at 11 months for it), mild-moderate delays, seizures.

Brogan is amiable, friendly, at times is too enthusiastic. He cooperates with others; participates in group activities; He shows that he is proud with his achievements; often searches for the approval of the adults and insist to make things independently. He likes role games and pretend games. Brogan easily memorizes and reproduces what he learned and his attention is more sustainable and focused. Because of that he is secure in his expressions and does undertake initiative in the learning process.   He likes to impose his opinion in the game and to be a leading figure, but agrees with the opinion of the others as well. He willingly communicates with the others, without too much physical closeness, and seeks approval of his foster parent. His understanding corresponds to his age and environment. He is able to lead a dialogue with others and is empathetic towards others. When communicating with  others he uses non-verbal methods as gestures and mimics for better communication. He has some vocabulary is working on that. He knows his first name and his age. He understands and uses the specifications for emotional states, features of the character, for himself and others as well. He loves to listen to tales or stories, expresses interest towards the pictures in the books. He can tell overall if he likes certain story or not. He has established perception of his body structure. He has developed feeling of good and evil. He has developed a sense of justice. He is more patient. He has vast desire to explore the world around him and is constantly asking questions until he receives a satisfactory answer. He demonstrates care for the others and his foster parent.

He loves to play with car toys, constructors, to listen to music and dance. He enjoys independent and group games with peers.

He had surgery at 11 months old for inter-cranial trauma.  He shows mild to moderate delays and occasional seizures if ill or upset.

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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Everleigh

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Meet Everleigh! This pretty little one is 4 years old, and came into care as a baby. Everleigh has Down syndrome. Her motor skills and speech are a bit delayed, as expected. Everleigh loves to play with the other kids, and enjoys being outdoors. She is close to her nanny, and is very social. Everleigh’s file is from 2016, but we have request an update. She has been healthy, with the exception of typical childhood colds and viruses. Everleigh needs a family to love her, and provide any therapies she may need as she grows. She has so much potential! Everleigh is waiting for a family!

$0.00 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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Seth and Victor #

Boys: 2007, 2008

 

Seth and Victor are brothers currently residing together in a foster home.  Seth has a moderate mental and physical delay but is otherwise clinically healthy.  Victor has hypothyroidism but is otherwise healthy and not delayed.

*** 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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Titus #

Boy:  2015

Titus has a congenital cardiac malformation, specifically an intra pericardial septal defect with volume loading of right cavities.  He has also been diagnosed with atactic cerebral palsy and a moderate mental delay.  Titus enjoys holding toys and reaches for a toy if it is out in front of him.  He is able to sit without support and stand up with support.  He smiles and waves his arms and legs when excited and expresses excitement when he hears sounds he likes.  Titus enjoys listening to children’s songs.

 

b/c we only have his file for a short time, donations cannot be accepted until a family is found for him

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Deklan

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Deklan came into care when he was about one month old. He is a healthy child with Down syndrome. Deklan is an energetic, outgoing little guy who can crawl very fast, pull himself up to standing and walk with one hand held. He can say “mama” and turns his head when his name is called. He doesn’t yet follow instructions very well, but his caregivers are working on this with him, and he will try to cooperate when you initiate face-to-face play. He seeks out interaction with others. He likes to imitate and play with toys. He is close to a particular caregiver and smiles readily. Agency staff met Deklan recently. Video available.

There is a $3000 grant available toward the cost of Deklan’s adoption through his current agency.

$0.00 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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Elliot

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect)
Elliot came into care when he was about one year old. He has . He receives physical therapy and can now walk unsteadily without help. He wears a walking aid. He can understand instructions and speaks in single words. Elliot can use a spoon to eat his meals and is cooperative when playing games. Elliot is an active little boy who is very fond of playing with the other children. The agency has new video!

There is a $3000 grant available toward the cost of Elliot’s adoption through his current agency.

$0.00 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!