boroughs-madeline2015Reece’s Rainbow is dedicated to serving orphans abroad with Down syndrome. The ugly truth of the matter is that once these children reach a certain age, especially growing up in institutional/orphanage settings, they get to a point where they are no longer likely to be adopted.

You are also invited to send a check (no Paypal fees) to Reece’s Rainbow, PO Box 277  Monrovia, MD  21770

“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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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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Tarsha

Tarsha-2014Girl, born January 2008
PRCTara 2
Down syndrome; Postoperative CHD (Tetralogy of Fallot)

Listed: May 2014

Tarsha is a smart and mild-mannered girl. Tarsha is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and is post-op CHD-TOF. She responds well when people talk to her gently. If someone is loud or impatient, Tarsha becomes stubborn and unresponsive. Her movement and mobility are very good.

When Tarsha first came to the orphanage, she couldn’t speak very well. She still doesn’t speak clearly but she has been working on it and is doing better. She underwent heart surgery in 2013. She is potty trained, can undress herself and gets along well with other children. She is independent and is a happy girl. Could Tarsha be your daughter?

$3,115.00 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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Madalyn

MadalynGirl, born  January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, possible hearing issues

Listed: May 2013

This precious little girl loves to be tickled. She came into care at approximately 20 days old based on her physical status. Her caregivers report that she enjoys playing with her stuffed animals and throwing and chasing balls. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. It is also believed that she may have some hearing impairment, but reportedly is able to respond to her name and loud noises. She is not yet talking but responds to her name and makes sounds and waves goodbye. She is able to crawl, sit on her own and pull herself to a standing position. She is now also able to walk holding onto handrails and crawl with no difficulties. Her caregivers report that she loves playing with others.

$2,297.20 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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Holly

Girl, born Dec 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (VSD)

Holly loves to play outside! She is a good eater, and a little shy with strangers. She’s not walking independently yet (as of April 2012).  Additional information available.

Single moms welcome!

$2,287.30 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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Darcy

 

Darcy updates (1) Darcy updates (2)Darcy (1)Girl, born March 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (VSD)

Darcy is a delightful little girl! She came into care when she was 3 years old. She was diagnosed with Down syndrome, and a CHD (VSD) As of her report, done almost a year ago, she has not received surgery. Darcy has very good gross and fine motor skills! She is able to dress herself, and can walk and run with ease. She attends pre-school where she is learning to write. She has good recognition of colors, numbers, shapes, and names of objects. Darcy loves to play sports, and really enjoys her time outdoors! She has adapted to school very well, and plays well with the other kids. Darcy’s receptive speech is good, and they are working on her expressive speech. She has had no serious illnesses while at the orphanage. This precious little girl will bring lots of fun and laughter to your house! Darcy is waiting for a family!

$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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Lianna

Lianna updateLiannaGirl, born December 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Sweet Lianna was sadly abandoned at the age of 3 years. Upon entering the institution Lianna was not able to talk and this has not improved since. It is stated that Lianna likes class and helping the aunties.

Lianna could really benefit from a loving forever home that is able to see all her potential and be able to love her for exactly who she is.

$1,595.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $688.00 from MACC donations!

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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Tallulah

Girl, born April 2009Tallulah (1)
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2, 2013

 

Update May 2017:  Meet Tallulah! This active and spunky little girl came into care as a baby, and was diagnosed with Down syndrome, and a slight heart issue which has healed as she has grown. No surgery was necessary. Tallulah’s development has been good. She is a little one…her current height is 39″, and she weighs 35 pounds. She loves to play on the playground with her friends, and really loves to bounce. She is very flexible, and loves to climb.

Tallulah is engaging, social, funny, and a precious little girl! Her nannies say she is very bright, and able to learn new skills quickly. Tallulah has excellent receptive speech, and her expressive speech, though not always clear, is coming along. She attends school at the orphanage. She has been waiting for her family, and really hopes they hurry. I am sure she would also wish for lots of siblings and friends, and a big back yard with a swing set! Please make Tallulah’s wishes come true!

The agency has a video available.

Update 2015: She is potty trained and can take care of herself. She speaks two or three words phrases now. But she understands everything. She understands what others are talking about and she can follow instructions.

She is attending special education preschool in the orphanage. In the special education class, she learns life common sense and children songs, poems, counting, drawing, etc. Her motor skills are as good as healthy children. She is flexible, active and lovely. She likes to dance. She always dance with television when there is a dance show. Her body is very flexible. She can run and jump. She is extroverted, she’s happy most of time. She’s been living group life here in the orphanage always. She gets along well with other children and caretakers. Although her language is not so good, she understands others well.

She likes to build blocks and play with beautiful Barbie dolls. She also likes to dress up beautiful dress or outfits. There is another Down Syndrome child in the pictures (Bruno). They came to the orphanage about the same time and have grown up together. They are very close. They both are extroverted, active and cute!

$4,350.59 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1015.20 from MACC donations!

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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Shannon

ShannonGirl, born February 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (ASD and VSD), Hep B carrier

Listed: May 9, 2014

Shannon

Shannon is an outgoing girl who loves to talk! She may only be able to say simple words but she can be the life of the party. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and has two mild heart defects (an ASD and a VSD). She is also a Hep B carrier. Shannon’s caregivers say that she lives life just like the rest of her friends in the orphanage. She loves to eat, play, and watch cartoons. Shannon is always playing and smiling!

UPDATE:    Rule number one…never leave scissors out where Shannon can get them. She currently has little to no bangs due to an attempt to style her own hair. However, even a bad haircut can’t take away from Shannon’s sweet spirit and lovable personality! She is currently 5 years old, and waiting very patiently for her mama and papa. Shannon has Down syndrome, an ASD and VSD (which have not been repaired) , and is a HepB carrier. Shannon came to the orphanage at about 7 months of age, already able to sit and crawl. She has good motor skills, but needs help with her speech. Her receptive speech is good, and she follows directions. Shannon can use 3 word sentences. Shannon is a sweet and huggable girl who is very curious. She loves to play with her friends, and thrives in a noisy environment. Shannon is ready to be part of a loving family, who will help her reach her full potential! Video is available.

$2,636.34 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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Hanna

Hannah-smhannacollage-2016Girl, born Feb 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Aug 18, 2015

Hanna, age 5, has Down syndrome and was abandoned as a newborn. Hanna has a big smile and is described as an active little girl. Since being placed with a foster family, she has made progress in her language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Hanna is not a big talker, but she understands and responds to her teacher. She can use the bathroom, get dressed/undressed on her own, throw and chase a ball. Hanna likes to care for other children and comfort them when they are sad. Could this sweet girl be your daughter?

Update:     5 year old Hanna is an absolute doll! Agency staff were blessed to meet her in China in September of 2015. She is in foster care in the orphanage village on the orphanage grounds. She attends school in the orphanage, where she is in her 2nd year of kindergarten. She likes to play with toys and help put chairs away at school. She is friends with all of the kids in her class. She loves sweet dim sum, crackers, and cakes. Hanna likes playing with the sports equipment, especially balls. She is toilet trained.

Hanna was sent to the orphanage in 2014. She had a scar on her neck when she came- the orphanage is not sure what it was from. She is super cute, smiley, flexible, and very friendly! She laughed happily and is always excited to see new people. She offers toys to new friends and is good with sharing. She is not at all aggressive. She only makes noises and mimics. She has a couple of simple words, but is not totally clear. Hanna loves to dance and has good gross motor skills. She has good fine motor skills as well and can string beads. She is independent with her care- she can dress and undress herself and feed herself using a spoon and a cup. Hanna is high functioning for a child with down syndrome. She is a very happy and loving girl who will bless some lucky family so much!

A $5000 grant is available from the agency that currently has her file, to help Hanna get adopted.

$1,015.20 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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Libby

Libby (2) Girl, born November 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Libby is a joy! She is 4 years old, quite a spunky kid, and a born entertainer. Libby has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Her motor development has been good, with some delays in her speech. Libby loves music, loves to “sing”, and was born to karaoke! She is social, happy, follows directions well, and is ready to charm her new parents. Libby is waiting!

Libby (1)

$801.50 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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Angelica

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born August 2009

Angelica has Down syndrome. She has a congenital heart defect — VSD, ASD 11, PDA.

Angelica is said to have a moderate intellectual disability. She does not speak; she communicates through gestures and onomatopoeia —  seemingly inarticulate sounds, playing voice. She understands simple commands.

$3,501.05 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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Halle

Halle (1) Halle (2)Girl, born October 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome; Post-Op Heart

Listed: Jan 2015

Little Halle is a very intelligent child. Now, she attends a little brothers and sisters class in the institute. Normally, she learns how to dance, sing and play games with the teacher. Halle really likes to dance. She is most skilled at the “Little Running Pig” dance. If you play music, she cannot help but to start dancing. And then, with one hand, she will even imitate grabbing a microphone and she will sing and dance. At this time, she will even let other children dance with her. Halle really likes playing outside. She will look at the beautiful flowers and grass in the garden. She will point at them and say: “Nannies, quickly, look!” with an extremely cheerful smile.

Little Halle is very well-behaved. Every time she is done eating, she will clear away her bowl and take all of the bowls. Then, she will arrange all the little stools. Everyone all really likes bright, clever and sensible Halle. Please help us find a forever family for Halle!

$721.26 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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Lina

Lina (1) Lina (2)Girl, born February 2010
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Nov 2014

Precious Lina has Down Syndrome and entered the orphanage when she was about 3 years old. She is very timid. When she does not get a toy, she will cry loudly and will cry out, “Mama, it’s mine” to the nannies. When she gets a toy, she will smile at the nannies. When she’s sleeping at night, she will lie down on the bed and wait for the nannies to say, “Lina, we are going to sleep and we are going to turn the lights off, be a good girl!” She will smile and nod her head then close her eyes and go to dreamland. When she feels wronged, she will run to the nannies and say, “Mama, Mama” and the nannies will comfort her and pat her head and say, “Good girl, don’t worry about it.” She will then run over to the children and continue playing. When she sees other little children with a runny nose, she will help them wipe it and then smile at them.

$939.72 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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Dollie

Dollie (1)Dollie (2)Girl, born March 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Nov 2014

Dollie is a little girl who has a very strong ability to adapt. When she had just entered the institute, she would look left and right in the room and turn back and forth. She would run up to other little children and say, “en ah.” When she saw curious things, she would say, “ohhhh.”

She is very well-mannered. When she’s eating, she will sit down on a stool and then use a spoon to feed herself one mouthful at a time; it’s very sweet. After she’s finished eating, she will take her bowl and give it to the nannies and then will happily smile at them. When she’s doing outdoor activities with other little children, she will hold their hands. She will help little children go up and down platforms.

She dances happily to the rhythm of music. She can put on her clothes and she can help the weaker children take off their clothes. Each time she does something successfully, she will always give a thumbs-up to the nannies and say, “great, great!” She is quite a likeable child!

$1,262.25 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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LEIA

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Beautiful Leia! This sweet little lady has grown and developed well over the years.

Leia is a friendly girl, eagerly greeting those she knows. She does have some wariness among strangers, though. She has good self-care skills, including feeding herself and washing her hands. She helps with simple chores, and also speaks in sentences. Her favorite thing to do is draw. Staff reports that she has a great capacity to learn. At her facility, Leia receives therapy for language and motor skills twice daily.

UPDATE: April 2016
Leia is a pretty girl who was very eager to come play when our staff visited in April 2016; she hovered nearby while they talked with other children trying to patiently wait her turn! She is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and they learned from staff that she had surgery for a heart murmur in 2014. They observed nystagmus but the caregivers report it doesn’t seem to affect her vision in daily life. She also has some facial paralysis on her left side, but this was already the case when she came to the orphanage so they don’t know the cause. She was very focused when playing with the toys, and quickly figured out the stacking cups. She did fairly well on the shape sorter, though sometimes she had to try a few times to find the right match. She needed to be looking directly at the lid with the shape holes (straight on) in order to use it. She receives lessons at the orphanage, and is able to point to some colors when asked, but can’t yet count. She tries to put words together in sentences, though her speech isn’t clear. She gets along well with other kids, and loves to hold the babies!

$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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Adelyn

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Adelyn is a precious 6-year-old girl who joined a foster family when she was a year and a half. Adelyn is close to her foster mother and plays with her foster brother. She can jump, go up and down stairs on her own, catch a ball, and skip. She speaks in sentences, understands concepts such as in and out or big and small, and can she can count to ten. Adelyn can be stubborn at times, but she can also follow directions and help out with chores. She loves to sing and dance. Adelyn was born with down syndrome, but has no other medical needs. This sweet girl is full of personality and ready to come home to her forever family!

Adelyn has a $5,000 agency grant for her adoption with her 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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Gabriella

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (post-op)

Gabriella has Down syndrome and had surgery for congenital heart disease (VSD). A recent echocardiogram was normal. She came into care when she was a baby and joined a foster family in 2014. She gets along well with her foster family and is especially close to her foster father. She brings him his shoes when he arrives home from work and plays games with him. She can say a few words and knows how to greet the neighbors politely. Gabriella is a curious little girl who likes to play outside and gets along well with others.

$327.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $327.25 from MACC donations!

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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Holly Jo

Girl, born Jan 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Holly Jo was found abandoned when she was 6 months old. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease – PDA. Holly Jo is said to be a happy, active girl. She enjoys playing with toys, watching cartoons, imitating, listening to music, and dancing. She is described as introverted and is closest to her foster mom.

Holly Jo lives with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage. She can walk, run, and jump though she gets tired if she walks for a long time. She can have simple communication. Holly Jo attends school in the orphanage. Her best subject is music. She has both bowel and bladder control. In order to help Holly Jo find a family, her current agency is waiving all Placing Agency fees. Holly Jo’s family will be responsible for the costs of their homestudy, post-placement reports, dossier authentication, dossier log-in and translation fees, USCIS fees, orphanage donation and travel expenses.

$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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Heidi

Girl, born 2009
Down syndrome, Tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy performed in May 2014. Excellent heart echo, no longer needs follow-up. Structurally normal heart. Normal-sized cardiac chambers. No PAH/COA. Good biventricular systolic function.

Heidi is identifying her ABCs and is able to write her alphabet. With some assistance she is able to write numbers 1 through 10. She receives tutoring from in home teachers and participates in other various learning activities at home. Her speech has improved greatly, but she would benefit from speech therapy. She is verbal, but not everything is understood by those who don’t know her well. She speaks in sentences of 2-3 words in both English and her native language, and can name caregivers and other children in the home. She uses sign language to communicate things like wanting food, water, or the bathroom. She attends the washroom independently. Heidi is observant and reserved when getting to know new people, but she does warm up to people and likes to share with her friends. She is comfortable playing independently and enjoys coloring. She loves to help around the home and can often be found cleaning or helping other kids.

Heidi has a $5000 agency grant offered by a specific grant.

$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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Davina

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Davina came into care when she was about nine months old. She understands concepts like inner and outer, left and right. She can count to two and speaks in short sentences. She can eat with a spoon, wash her hands and dress herself. Davina is an energetic little girl who gets along well with others. Her favorite toys are balloons and toy cars.

$202.50 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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Jenny

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

Listed: June 2017

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!

$766.79 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $752.50 from MACC donations!

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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Stella

stella-2016Girl, born 2010

Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2016

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

 

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

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

$1,186.60 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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Mollie

mollie-1Girl, born 2008mollie-3mollie-2
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2017

Mollie is an 8 year old girl with high functioning Down syndrome. Mollie is a lovely, sweet, expressive and outgoing child who is very able and high functioning. Judging by the pictures over the years, she has no problem keeping up with the boys! Mollie loves to sing and dance, and had no shyness about performing for us on a little stage. We have watched Molly grow and progress well over the years. She is affectionate with her caregivers, and she is very close with her group of little friends. Molly resides in a foster program, does well in a family, and loves her four foster siblings. She attends special classes where she does very well. She has good self-care skills and is able to dress herself and take care of her own toileting needs.

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

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

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Shelby

shelbyGirl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2017

Shelby is a petite little girl who doesn’t let her small stature get in the way of helping others. It is reported that Shelby loves to help her peers by standing up for them when they are teased by bigger kids, or when they fall and get hurt. Shelby is an animated little girl who her orphanage workers describe as “lovely”. Shelby is a bundle of fun who loves imitating the behaviors of her peers such as reading books.

$13.50 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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Daniella

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

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

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

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

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

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Wrennie

wrennie-2

wrennie-1Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Cheyenne

cheyenneGirl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

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

$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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Chloris

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

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

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

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

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

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Hannahlee

Hannah croppedGirl, born January 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2, 2016

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

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

$1,031.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Everlynne

guardianangelEverlyGirl, born November 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 6, 2016

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

$1,061.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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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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Melanie

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Melanie (2)Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2015

Melanie is so sweet and adorable! She came to the orphanage when she was about 1 year old. She was found to have Down syndrome, with no heart issues. Melanie was sent to an infant foster project after her arrival at the orphanage, where she has received great care and stimulation. Melanie loves looking at herself in a mirror, making faces or talking to herself. She loves to pretend call someone on a toy phone, and “helps” the nannies by taking off the socks of other children when they are being dressed. Melanie is a sweetheart, and will be a joy in your family. Melanie is ready for a family!

$1,093.89 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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Rosalia

Rosie-Adoptable-4yo-DSGirl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed Oct 19, 2015

Rosalia seems to be doing very well! Her caretakers say she is a very helpful, adorable and happy little girl. Rosie is a fast learner, smart and active. She loves her teachers and going to class. She likes to play with my friends and play with the ring toss, blocks and balls.

$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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Bree Ann

Bree AnnGirl, born September 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2015

Bree Ann is doing wonderful. She is reported to not give up and is doing well developmentally.

$703.10 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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Lillian

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LillianGirl, born October 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Lillian loves being held so that she can pay close attention to everything that is going on around her. She does not walk or speak yet, but can kneel down and crawl around independently. Lillian also can make sounds when she needs something. She still has weak chewing and swallowing skills so eats mainly milk and rice paste. She can hold her own bottle. She loves to smile and to watch people talking.Lillian also likes to be teased and held by her caretakers. She is ready for a family of her own!

$1,018.70 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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Cara

Cara (2) Cara (1)Girl, born August 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart defect

Sweet Cara is 4 years old, and and absolutely adorable! She came into care when she was about 10 months old, and was diagnosed with Down syndrome as well as several heart issues. She had surgery in 2012, and the surgery reports are in her file. Cara’s motor skills are very good, and she is quite a helper for her teacher! She is very social, cheerful, and incredibly responsible for a young child. Cara has been living in a family setting, and is ready for the big move to a family of her very own.

$556.50 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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Felicity

Felicity (1)FelicityGirl, born February 2011
PRC
Down syndromeFelicity (2)

Updated April 2016:
Felicity is a very cute little girl, who warmed up to our staff quickly when they visited in April 2016. Another little girl put a crown on her head at the nanny’s request, which Felicity didn’t seem to mind! She is diagnosed with Down syndrome, as well as a heart murmur. She is able to walk and run well. Her speech is not always clear, but staff heard her say “mama” very clearly. Caregivers say it seems like she tries to put 2-3 words together, but they can’t always tell. She’s a very social little girl, who loves to be playing with other kids. A natural little leader, she can become loud trying to get the other children’s attention and get them to follow her! She follows basic directions, but isn’t receiving any formal teaching yet. When asked to point to parts of the face (eyes, ears, nose, mouth) she could do so. Our staff watched her put together duplo blocks very well!

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

$9,052.26 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1552.50 from MACC donations!

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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Georgia

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Georgia (2)Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD, malnutrition

Georgia is a quiet little girl who loves to be held. She is in good spirits and has a good appetite. She can grasp for toys, turn her body over and raise her head. Although she is delayed developmentally she is a very happy little girl.

$707.56 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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Elsa

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Girl, born August 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 18, 2015

 

Elsa is just adorable! She is incredibly charming, and sweet. Elsa has Down syndrome with the expected delays, but was walking at 2 years old. She has no known heart issues. She lives with a foster family, who have made sure she has a good diet, plenty of fresh air, and all the hugs she wants(she likes warm hugs)! Elsa is ready to let it go and have a family of her own and will waste no time in wrapping them around her little finger.

$2,839.43 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $412.90 from MACC donations!

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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Lucina

Lucina (2)LucinaGirl, born September 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, rickets

Lucina came into care when she was 2 years old. She is doing very well! Lucina has Down syndrome with good motor skills. She is able to imitate words, but her speech is not very clear. Lucina had rickets, and they have improved her diet to help this. Lucina loves to slide, and is very serious about riding the rocking horse. She is a favorite of the other kids in the orphanage, and she loves them all, too. Lucina needs to be able to let her hair grow…a rocking horse…hugs…but most of all, she needs a family!

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Update:  Lucina’s motor skills are good and her speech is coming along. She can scribble with crayons and wash her face. She sings along with her teacher. Lucina is toilet trained (using her country’s traditional toilet) but wears a diaper at night just in case. Lucina loves to play with the other kids and loves for her teacher to give her hugs!

$1,109.20 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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Savannah

SavannahGirl, born November 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op Congenital heart defect, treated for Syphillis

Savannah likes to look at the colorful pictures and colorful toys. She has good living habit, normal diet, good appetite, regular defecation and urination, and normal sleep. Savannah is lovely, and close to her caregiver. Savannah can sit for a while, and can understand what nurturer says. She likes music, eating and plush toys. Agency staff met and interacted with Savannah in September! She is a sweetheart!

$1,429.90 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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Carol

Carol update 8 2013carol-updateGirl, born Sept 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Carol  loves sitting and rocking on her hobby horse!  She is enjoys listening to music and rocking on her horse.  She can sit on the bed steadily and can stand with hands holding onto the bed rails.  Sometimes when she sees other children take her favorite toy she will try and take it back.

Update from Sept 2016: In May 2014, Carol went into the care of a foster family and has been living with them ever since. She is currently in kindergarten and has made big progress! Carol is happy, active, talkative, and cute. She can say many daily words. Some words are clear and some are not, but they are all understandable. Sometimes she will sing songs or count from 1 to 10 for her foster grandparents on the way home. After she goes home from school, she will change her shoes and put her school shoes in the cabinet. She will then tell her foster grandma what she wants to eat. She enjoys greeting her neighbors by saying “hello.” If she sees something she does not understand, she will ask her foster grandma, “Grandma, what is this?” When she wants to go out to play, she will tell her foster grandparents “go to play.” If you call her name, she will reply “I am…” or “Ah, what do you want?” If you ask her what her name is, she will tell you her full Chinese name. If you ask her some simple questions, she will reply. Carol’s motor skills are good. She can hold a pen to draw and can write “1.” After drawing, she will put away the pencils in the drawer.

Carol eats with a spoon and is very clean when eating. After eating, she will try to wash her dish. Carol is potty trained, but needs an adult to help her wipe. She loves music and specially loves singing and dancing when she hears music she likes. She has good social skills and is very attached to her foster grandparents. She gets along well with her foster sisters as well. Each night, she will ask her older foster sister to sleep with her. In the past, she would grab her foster sister’s pillow and play or tease her, but she doesn’t do that anymore. Carol’s foster grandma is more serious and her foster grandpa spoils her, so she prefers the foster grandpa and knows to ask him when she has requests. When guests come over, she will show her drawings to the guests. She does not like to eat vegetables, but does like to eat chicken legs and wings and is very clean when eating them. She also enjoys watermelon and bananas, but does not like sour fruit. Carol enjoys playing with her dolls, watching cartoons, and going outside with her foster grandparents. Carol has down syndrome, but is clearly quite high functioning. She couldn’t be doing better, but it’s definitely time she found a forever family of her own!

$3,208.50 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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Lauren

Lauren-ChinaGirl, born August 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, strabismus

Lauren loves to play with the older children. She is active and stubborn. She likes some animals and likes to watch tv.  She understands adults and after reminding her a few times each day, she is very cooperative.  She sleeps well through the night.

Additional information available.She is surrounded by people that love her and children who loves to play games with her. They wish Lauren all the best and hope she will lead a successful life and live happily ever after.

$5,068.64 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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