This page represents children from many countries. All of them have Down syndrome. Some of the orphanages allow multiple children to be adopted together.  The majority of the children posted here can also be adopted by CANADIAN FAMILIES!   Please inquire!

PLEASE HELP US raise grant funds and awareness for these precious, waiting angels. You really can save a life, with even the smallest gift!  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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Floramaria

Floramarie (2)Floramarie (1)Girl, born Feb 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart defect

 

Floramaria is a delicate little girl, in need of a family’s care! She was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition, for which she has had one surgery. Described as a quiet, adorable baby with a ready smile, Floramaria loves to be held. Her motor skills are delayed; she can roll over but not yet sit up. She can babble and imitate words. This tiny girl is still bottle fed, and nannies report she is an average eater.

The agency has a $4000 grant available!

$490.50 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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Sally

Sally_webreadyGirl, born July 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Sweet Sally needs a family to grow up in! Sally is a happy toddler who enjoys eating (fruit is her favorite) and bath time! Already Sally is showing herself to be a good friend to others. She plays well with other children and shares her toys. Her caregivers say she has a long attention span and with enjoys focused play with a single toy. Sally has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, and her physical development is behind other children her age. Nevertheless, she can babble and smiles in response to her caregivers’ interactions. They describe her as a “lovely child,” and we couldn’t agree more! Could Sally grow up in your family?

$490.50 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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Faith Ann

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

Listed May 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

$15,088.20 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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Temple

Temple (2) Temple (1)Girl, born April 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Temple is a precious little girl who is 3 years old. She has Down syndrome, with excellent gross and fine motor skills. Temple is not a good eater, and they are working with her to improve her nutrition. In her file, there is a description that may well be a bad translation, but the agency loves it. Under “Personality”, it say Temple is “relentless”. Perhaps, strong-willed is what they meant. But a relentless, adorable little girl will do well in life, for sure! Temple is not fond of being awakened to eat, but is typically a very happy little one. She loves to be held and hugged, Temple is a delightful little girl who will bring such happiness to your family!

$838.20 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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Xina

xina (2) xina (1)Girl, born March 2013
PRC
Down Syndrome; Heart Disease

Xina is a very well-behaved little girl. Her skin is fair and she is chubby. She has become extremely adorable. Little Xina is one and a half years old this year. Because she has Down syndrome, Xina’s physical development is slightly behind other children the same age. Now, Little Xina can crawl and turn her body over and roll. She is able to understand what adults say. If you call her name or clap your hands, she will look at you and she is able to quickly crawl to you. Xina likes rag dolls. She is very clever. Xina still cannot talk, but if you talk to her, she will babble responses to you. Xina is an extremely pretty and adorable child. We really hope Xina will find her forever family!

$432.00 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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Jolie An

JolieGirl, born June 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 21, 2016

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

$9.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Chloe

chloe-2016Girl, born April 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Little Chloe is diagnosed as having Down syndrome. Chloe can walk without help. With one hand held, she can go upstairs. She is cooperative when putting on clothes and knows how to play with blocks. Chloe can chew food well. She can understand the simple request of adults and can follow simple directions or requests. Chloe’s motor skills and intelligence development is delayed compared to other children her age. She can imitate adults to say simple words and actions. She makes good eye contact with her caregivers and visitors. Chloe can wave goodbye to people as well. We hope she’ll be waving hello to a very patient and loving family soon!

$2,060.24 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Kari

KariGirl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 15, 2016

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

$387.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Eliza

Eliza2ElizaGirl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Listed: April 21, 2016

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

$18.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Kerry

kerry (1)Girl, born May 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart disease

Dimples! I just love babies who have dimples!

Kerry was born in May 2012 and is doing wonderful. She is beginning to walk and loves cookies. Kerry loves music, being outside and playing games.

The agency has a video available.

$1,139.90 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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Nancy

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

Listed: August 3, 2016

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

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

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

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

$206.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $101.70 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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Shaena

Shaenashaena-2015-2-croppedGirl, born Feb 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

 

UPDATE November 2015, from her caregivers:  Shaena is outgoing and lively, but sometimes stubborn.  She gets along well with other children.  She is very attached to her nannies.  She still needs assistance with dressing and other care needs.  She is not potty trained, still in a diaper. She sleeps very well, she’s a good eater, and she attends preschool.

 

 

From an update 2/2015: Shaena can play well with blocks and she can dance to the music. She can avoid obstacles when pushing carts and she can reach things by standing on her tippy toes. Shaena gets a little aggressive with others when mad. She is healthy, strong, and in good health. She can understand some simple instructions like “give me the paper in your hand, do not climb, sit well, eat”, etc. Shaena can crawl down the bed very quickly and she can walk by herself for a while. She can stand up after falling over and can climb well. Shaena can hold small tiny things and can pull the rope by changing hands. Shaena can pick up and throw balls. She will ask to be held when adults walk by her and she knows if she is being criticizing or praised. When praised, she gets very happy! When you point out her mistakes, she will cry. Shaena’s favorite things to do are imitate, eat, and dance.

$1,183.70 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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Hollie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Meet Hollie! Hollie will be 4 years old in January. She came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old. She has Down syndrome, and according to her medical she has dextrocardia (a rare heart condition in which your heart points to the right side of your chest, instead of the left side). However, there are no medical reports, test results, etc., in her file to support this. We will ask for more information. Hollie has the motor delays typical in kids with Down syndrome. She also has strabismus (crossed eyes) so often seen with Down syndrome. Hollie loves to play, loves to listen to music, and is a generally happy little one. Hollie needs a family, and the therapies that will help her reach her full potential.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward her agency fees for a qualified family. Hollie is waiting for you!

$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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Tabitha

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Tabitha loves to dance along to music! She can walk, run, feed herself, use words for her needs, and take her shoes on and off. Tabitha has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Her file notes that she is receiving balance training and massage therapy at the orphanage. Her caretakers are very fond of her and hope that she will be in a forever family soon. They describe her as cheerful, playful, and adorable! The agency has additional photos and videos available.

Tabitha’s current agency has an extremely generous grant of $10,000, to offset the expenses for Tabitha’s adoption!

$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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Audree

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down’s syndrome; postoperative congenital heart disease(CHD) and postoperative umbilical hernia

Audree’s caregivers say that she is a very cute girl who likes smiling, and that she is also very smart! Audree’s primary nanny is retiring in December and she’d love nothing more to know that Audree has a forever family coming for her! She hopes she’ll find a wonderful family who will have their heart melted like chocolate by this angel’s smile the same way it does for her every single day!

December 2017 Update:
Audree is healthy. She is not potty trained yet, as none of the kids work on potty training in First Hugs. The staff has not tried. She is very laid back and easy going. Once she knows you, she is quick to smile. Otherwise, she is wary. She loves her nanny fiercely, but shares her with others. Her nanny will be retiring at the end of the year. Yes, she is very well behaved and obedient! She is sweet and easy going. She cannot walk yet independently. She can pick up a ball. She needs a family and therapy to work on her walking. As for fine motor skills, she has no opportunity to color, but she can pick toys up. She is not attending school. She is super attached to one special nanny who adores her right back. You can even see the relationship in pictures. She will need a family to work more on social skills. She interacts with the nannies, but is happy just to watch the other kids. She is not taking any medications. She cannot feed herself yet, but we have not tried to teach her. She doesn’t know any English and is not aware of the concept of adoption. She loves to be with her nanny, with other people who connect with her, and to play with balls.

The agency has several videos available! There’s a $5000 grant available for Audree’s adoption through 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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Stella Mae

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (ASD)

Stella Mae is an absolutely darling girl who just recently turned 3 years old. She has the cutest little personality that you can see in her must-watch videos. Stella lives with a foster family and likes to follow her foster grandmother around wherever she goes! Stella is an active and extroverted little girl, who loves to listen to music, play with colorful toys, and play interactive games. She is also a good eater, and sleeps well through the night. Stella is a sweet and smiley girl who was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD, for which she has already had surgery to correct. She is ready to come home and be the light of her family’s life!

The agency has several videos available! There’s a $5000 grant available for Stella’s adoption through 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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Hope Eloise

Girl, born August 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (repaired)

Hope is ready to give hugs!

Adorable Hope is a delightful little girl. She has a sweet, and gentle disposition. Hope eagerly engages with familiar people and is often smiling or letting out a big belly laugh in delight. But she’s no push over! If she sees a toy she interested in she’ll quickly go after it. Hope was born with Down syndrome and is delayed in all areas of development. She has a heart defect that was successfully repaired. Hope often has a smile on her face when she is listening to music. Her caregivers cherish this little girl who affectionately gives them hugs and kisses.

We can only imagine the joy Hope will bring to the right family!

 

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy 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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Luna

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Luna is a precious three-year-old girl, born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect-ASD. Her file is rather outdated, but some more recent pictures and videos were available! Her file notes that she went into a foster family on Oct. 31, 2014. She is said to have a good appetite and is close to her foster grandma. At the time her file was prepared, she was rolling over, sitting independently, and learning how to crawl. Luna was even speaking simple words and knew her name at the time her file was prepared. She smiles at acquaintances, but is afraid of strangers. Luna loves to drink milk and is an active little girl who likes crowded places, listening to music, toys that make sound, and outdoor activities.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Decklan’s adoption. An additional special $1,000 grant is being offered between Nov. 1st and December 31st, 2017 for families that sign on and contract during that time period!

$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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Coco

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Coco came into care when she was about six months old. She has Down Syndrome, but is otherwise a healthy little girl. Coco is described as an active child who likes to play outside and can climb up on a chair to look out the window. She can follow instructions, point to her body parts and imitate words. She likes playing games and smiles often.

$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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Silva

Girl, born May 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Silva likes to look at books and is described as energetic and outgoing.

Silva’s file indicates that she has Down syndrome. She walks independently and goes up and down steps on her own. She likes to listen to music and play with toys. Her favorite toys are dolls.

Silva has a good appetite and gets upset when she sees food that isn’t meant for her (don’t we all know that feeling!). She follows simple instructions, responds to her name, and has fun using crayons to scribble on paper.

This sweet little girl has a $4,000 grant through 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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Yia

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down Syndrome, Heart disease, Spina Bifida

Listed: Sept 2017

This is Yia! She just turned 4 years old this year, and we are told she is doing very well. She has had surgery to treat her heart condition and spina bifida, and she recovered well after the procedures. Yia loves to interact with others and imitate actions. She is shy around strangers, but her nannies tell us she is smiley and happy around people she is familiar with. They say she is a little tom-boy who can be a little mischievous at times. The orphanage tells us her physical development is on par with her peers – she can walk, run, go up and down stairs, eat, and put on her shoes all on her own. It seems like nothing can hold Yia back! Please help this sweet girl find her forever 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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Natalie

guardianangelGirl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Natalie’s health is good. She is active, restless and outgoing. Natalie can walk and likes to play outdoors.

 

$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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Quinnlee

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Agency staff met Quinn in November 2017 and said she responded to voices and her name, followed moving objects with her eyes and searched for dropped objects. In addition to having a few words she could communicate with gestures to express her wants/needs. She was able to maintain eye contact and was said to be a good sleeper. She was living with a foster family and had a 6 year old foster brother. Quinnlee is described as a very active and inquisitive, happy girl.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Quinn’s 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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Magnolia

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Magnolia was born in July 2012 and found abandoned when she was around 13 months old. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease (VSD). A color ultrasound of her heart is available with her adoption file.

Magnolia can run, jump, walk backwards and forward, and climb stairs up and down. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. Her hands can move freely and are flexible. She can eat with chopsticks and spoons, and drink with a cup. She can paint and enjoys reading picture books. She loves to play with blocks, listen to music and watch cartoons. She can understand some words and use simple communication to express her needs. She knows where things are and can help her foster mom find her shoes. She has been described by orphanage staff as being introverted and attached to her foster mom. She enjoys playing by herself and watching other children play games, and she attends kindergarten.

$112.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $112.50 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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Clare


Girl, born 2014
Down Syndrome

Listed: September 2017

What a cutie!!

She will be available in a couple of months (late 2017)!

$1,156.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1102.00 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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Harper Anne

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Harper is a three year old sweetie who loves to dance and blow kisses! She is an active and fun little girl with a beautiful smile. Harper has benefitted from living with the same foster family for over two years and they have been providing her with wonderful opportunities to grow and learn in a family environment. Harper was born with down syndrome and no other medical issues. She has good physical skills – running, jumping, and climbing stairs. Her speech is a little unclear at times, but she understands what is said to her. Harper loves playing with her friends and her favorite foods are fruits such as watermelon and apples. Harper is listed with Madison Adoption Associates and she has a new update. Could your family be Harper’s forever family?

Additional videos (very recent!) and photos are available from the agency.

Families qualify for a $5,000 subsidy through Harper Anne’s current agency.

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

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

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Maya

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, anal atresia

Listed: August 2017

Maya is a beyond precious 3.5-year-old girl who is waiting for her forever family to fall in love with her sweet face! Maya can sit and walk independently and can reach for objects around her. She likes to play with her hands and sit on the rocking horse. Maya can stand up in front of the mirror. When she sees herself, she tries to reach herself and makes excited sounds. Maya knows her name and turns with a smile when she is called. Maya is described as energetic and smiley. She likes playing with toys (especially musical ones), playing games with adults and with other children in the activity room, and playing outside. Maya also likes to listen to music and watch cartoons. Maya likes to use the blocks to make noise and she understands simple instructions, such as clapping hands, waiving goodbye, blowing kisses, etc. Maya babbles and can understand directions from an adult, such as ‘Come to drink, please.’ She will put down her toy and crawl over. She can also respond to others asking for her objects. Maya entered a foster family in September of 2014. She spends 5.5 hours a day in the grandmother’s class at the orphanage, where she receives physical therapy and developmental training. The rest of the time she is with her foster family and she is very close to her foster mother.

Maya was born with down syndrome and anal atresia (stoma fistula on the abdomen). She also has alpha thalassemia (just a carrier). On September 13th, 2015 she received reconstructive surgery. In March of 2016, she returned back to her home orphanage. She recovered well after the surgery. The doctors at the orphanage help her to do dilatation each day. Now she can use the potty for defecation and urination. Does your family or someone you know have room in your home and hearts for this treasure?

AUGUST 2017 UPDATE: Maya’s orphanage reports that she is high functioning. She can follow directions and can now dance to a whole song without any help from the teacher- a few songs actually!

$187.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $187.50 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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Ariana

Girl: 2014

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Ariana is a happy and smiling little baby girl who would be the best addition to any family. Ariana has down syndrome and slightly underdeveloped speech.

Ariana is a calm and bright child. She cries when her basic needs are not satisfied on time. Her caregiver states that she has a great need for closeness with an adult. She likes to be hugged and cuddled. Her need for closeness and safety are satisfied then. Ariana likes objects that can produce sounds, such as: rattles, music boxes and colorful and swishing toys.

Ariana is a good eater. Her favorite foods are vegetable soups and blended fruits. She sleeps pretty much throughout the night with seldom waking up. She goes to bed at about 8.30 p.m.

$15,180.00 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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Caroline

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD

Listed: August 2017

Caroline is a beautiful little girl who turned four years old this summer. There is something missing though. There’s no gleam in her eyes and no smile on her face. Caroline needs a family to pour love into her and turn that sad little face into a happy one. Caroline has went through a lot without a family by her side- more than any child should have to. Caroline was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart defects – ASD, VSD, and PDA. In July of 2016, she had her ASD and VSD repaired and her PDA was closed.

Caroline is introverted, gentle, and will smile when she is feeling well. She likes listening to music. Caroline is afraid of strangers, but she does know the caretakers who take care of her and she is close with them. Caroline can sit alone and she likes sitting in the walker and moving around. She can call mom and dad and responds well to sounds around her. She is good at imitating adult’s actions and knows how to ask for objects. She can feed herself biscuits and can hold a bottle to drink milk. She is not a picky eater and her favorite foods are eggs, noodles, cakes, and steamed buns. Caroline likes when her caretakers hug and interact with her, but she doesn’t get as much attention and time to do things kids her age should be doing since she lives in a room full of children of various ages in cribs side by side. It’s our hope that she will find a family soon!

Caroline’s current agency is offering a $5000 grant towards her adoption fees.

$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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Lois

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (VSD)

Listed: August 2017

Lois is an adorable little girl who will soon be turning two years old! From her pictures, you can see that Lois was in complete failure to thrive mode — just look at her now…the changes in her looks alone are simply amazing! Lois is said to really enjoy sitting in the walker or in the red skate cart. She has a ready smile that she can’t wait to show her forever family. Lois gets along well with others and is said to be active. She has a good appetite and is a sound sleeper. Lois has been in the healing home since August of 2016.  It is reported that Lois has grown beautifully. Her developmental delays seem to be very significant. She is not interactive with others, including her nannies. She is making sounds, but not words. There are still many unknowns about the extent of her delays. Agency staff met Lois in November of 2016. It is clear she has grown and changed significantly in the past year. We can’t wait to see the amazing changes she’d make in a forever family with the love and supports she needs to continue thriving!

There is a $5,000 agency grant currently available from the agency who currently has her file.

$207.00 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 Mae

Girl, born late 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Lily has a smile that will steal your heart!

Lily was born with Down Syndrome and a heart defect. The heart defect was a CAVC (Complete Atrioventricular Canal) which has already been repaired. As of her last medical report there were no residual effects. As is typical of children with Down Syndrome, Lily is a bit delayed in her development but she is trying so hard. At one and a half she was crawling and taking steps with support. She is an active and happy little girl who loves to be cuddled and to be on the move. Wide Horizons has reached out to her orphanage to request updated medical information, photos, and video. We look forward to sharing what Lily is up to when we get the updates.

Lily is ready to meet each challenge with a smile. Will you join her?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through her current agency.

$6.30 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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Faith

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Faith will turn 4 this month! Her caretakers describe her as a very happy girl. Faith was abandoned at 2 months old and has been raised in an orphanage. She is diagnosed with Down syndrome. She is able to stand and walk on her own and enjoys walking outside. She smiles often, especially at those she recognizes. Faith likes to sit and play with her toys. She particularly likes electronic toys and picture books. She also enjoys music. Faith cannot speak, but she is able to imitate words, understand what “no” means, and respond to others asking for an object she possesses. She likes to be held. Faith gets along well with others and likes to play with the other kids. She can eat without help from an adult.

In order to help Faith find a family, her current agency is waiving their entire agency fee. Faith’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. Agency staff will assist Faith’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Faith’s family.

Can Faith find a home with your family?

$247.50 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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Mia

Girl, born summer 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Mia will turn 3 next month! Mia is described as sensitive, quiet, and affectionate; she enjoys hugging and being held by her caretaker. Her favorite toys are those that make sounds, like bells.

Mia was born with Down Syndrome and abandoned at 2 months old. The most recent information on Mia is from October, 2016. At that time she reportedly had delayed physical, intellectual, and language development. Mia could crawl, stand while holding onto a railing, walk with both hands held, and sit up on her own. She could also hold objects by herself, such as her bottle. As of October, Mia could not speak and did not respond when her name was called, though she did giggle when happy. Mia has a good appetite and is not a picky eater.

From the agency that currently has Mia’s file:  In order to help Mia find a family, we are waiving our entire agency fee. Mia’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. Our staff will assist Mia’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Mia’s family.

Is Mia the daughter you’ve been looking for?

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

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

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Alisa

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Alisa is a go getter. She loves to explore her surroundings and loves lots of cuddles in her foster home.

Alisa’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to 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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Nadia

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome and heart condition

Listed: June 2017

Nadia is a darling, happy little girl who shows her recognition for people by laughing and waving her hands. She is very happy when her caregiver arrives in the morning. She is 2 years old and has Down syndrome. She was independently and communicates through simple words and gestures. She enjoys playing with blocks, putting them in a bucket then dumping them out. She also loves playing with balloons and splashing in water.

Nadia is described as a quiet child, and I love this picture of her looking at books! Doesn’t she just look too sweet? This little sweetie needs a family! Could she be your daughter?

Nadia has a $4,000 grant through 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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Stephanie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: June 2017

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.

$247.50 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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Everleigh

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2017

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!

$189.00 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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Nova

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome and CHD (ASD)

Listed: June 2017

Nova is described as lovely and sweet. She is growing and developing well. She walks and jumps, she crawls and goes up steps with assistance. Nova likes listening to music and doing motions to songs along with her nannies and the other children. She likes to be held and cuddled. She says a few words and follows simple instructions. She seems to be doing great, and she is just so cute!

Nova has a $4,000 grant through 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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Parris

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (post-op)

Listed: June 2017

Parris is a pretty little three-year-old girl who is close to her caretakers. Parris was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD, which she had surgery for in July of 2016. She no longer has any heart concerns. Parris does not like toys. If you give her a toy, she will throw it away. Parris sat up at 12 months and could stand with support at 13 months. She is still not walking independently though. Parris can say ‘baba’ and she reacts to her name being called. She does have trouble following directions.

Parris has a $5,000 grant 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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Savana

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Savana has Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease (PDA). She came into care when she was about 8 months old and has been living in the orphanage since that time. Savana can walk unsupported and say a few words. She likes playing on the slide and her favorite toys are balls— her report mentions several times how much she likes them! Savana gets along well with the other children.

$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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Ilana

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Ilana is a healthy little girl with Down Syndrome. She came into care when she was about two days old, and joined her foster family in December 2015. She gets along well with her foster family and is especially close to her foster mom. Ilana can walk unsupported, although she’s still a little unsteady. Please watch her video! She can say “baba” and “mama”, and she can communicate her needs using body language. Ilana likes playing outside.

$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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Janie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed: May 2017

Three-year-old Janie is a cute little girl who likes to smile and be with her caretaker.  She gets along well with the other children in her room and loves to ride the horse toy and play with toys that make sounds.  Janie has good gross and fine motor skills and can say simple words. Janie was sitting independently by 15 months of age, crawling at 18 months, standing with support at 20 months, and was walking with support at the time her file was prepared. Janie was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD with PH.  She had surgery in September of 2016 to repair her ASD.  She had pneumonia at one point and now has trouble with breathing when she gets colds in the winter- medication seems to help with this.  Janie is waiting for her forever family to see her and know she is their daughter. Could that be your family?

The agency which currently has Janie’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

$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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Theresa

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Darling Theresa is close with and attached to her foster mother and early education teachers. She will laugh at her foster mother when she sees her coming and loves giving her big hugs. She likes playing with other kids and gets along well with the other children and her caretakers. Theresa has a toy she just loves playing with and she can play with it for long periods of time. Theresa could hold up her head at 5 months of age, sit independently at 8 months, crawl at 10 months, stand with support at 12 months, walk with assistance at 14 months, and walk on her own at 18 months. At 18 months, Theresa could say ‘Mama.’ Now, when she sees food on the table, she will point to it and say “ah!” She was able to respond to her name being called by 12 months and could understand simple directions from adults at 18 months. If you reach out your hands to her and tell her “mama hold you,” she would crawl towards you. Theresa was born with down syndrome and came into care at about 7 months of age. She’s ready and waiting for her forever family to see her so she can snuggle and love on them daily.

The agency which currently has Theresa’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

$109.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $109.00 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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Carlie

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Recently turned 4-year-old Carlie is an adorable little girl who was born with down syndrome. Carlie love colorful toys and any activities outdoors! Carlie was found in a flower bed under a bridge and came into care at approximately 4-5 months of age. At that time, she could hold her head up and put her hands in front of her eyes to look and play. By one year of age, she could babble, laugh when playing with others, sit with support, roll over, and move toys from one hand to the other. At two, she could sit independently, crawl, and turn the pages of books. She also became very attached to her caregiver. By three, she could stand while holding onto something and put objects into a cup and take them out. Carlie is currently attending a school inside her orphanage. She gets along well with the other children, but is quiet and uses words like aunt and teacher, but not clearly. As of fall, she was not yet potty trained. When Carlie meets new people, she will wave her hands and blow them a kiss- a little charmer! When others are showing her attention, she will smile and approach them on her own. She is a well-behaved little girl.

The agency which currently has Sheena’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

$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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Sheena

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Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (ASD, VSD); Ametropia

Listed: May 2017

Sheena is the sweetest girl around! Agency staff have met her and said that she is very smart and pleasant. Sheena is also a favorite of her caretakers, giving her a lot of extra attention and love.

She was sitting independently between 9-11 months of age and was crawling by one. She started walking and speaking, though unclear, at age two. By three, she was a confident walker and could use a cup to drink. She’s a good eater and is not picky about food. Congee and meat are her favorites. She can go to toilet on her own and has few accidents. She does need a diaper at night. Sheena can also dress herself and put on her own shoes. When she was little, she got burned by hot water so she is still afraid of taking a bath.

In January of 2016, Sheena started receiving schooling inside the orphanage. The teachers quickly learned that she liked the toy numbers. They taught her how to string the toy numbers. After three months, Sheena made big progress in her language, gross motor, and social skills. She has learned words like teacher, ayi, chair, mine, etc. When talking with her, she responds with sounds like “en, oh, hao”. She likes to listen to music and will follow the beat by clapping her hands. She also tries to sing to the music. Sheena can walk upstairs and downstairs by herself and can now run faster. When she sees other kids fall down, she will walk over to help the child get up. If other kids get hurt, she will go over and blow on it to soothe the pain. In September of 2016, Sheena showed good progress with her cognition. She focuses in class to learn with other kids. Sheena likes being active and being held. She enjoys imitating, playing with toy cars, and playing hide and seek.

The agency which currently has Sheena’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

$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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Eden

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed: May 2017

Eden is an adorable little four-year-old girl! She was born with down syndrome and congenital heart defects – VSD, double outlet of RV, and pulmonary stenosis. Eden is described by her caretakers as active, sweet, and very pretty. She loves music with a quick rhythm and toys that make sounds. She also enjoys snuggling with her caretakers and often called out mama when she needed something. Her file is outdated, but at the age of two, Eden was walking, needed reminders to go to the bathroom, was holding her own food, and was using single words. She loves to giggle when she is playing and when she is happy. Eden’s agency has received a written update, new pictures, and precious new videos!

$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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Meadow

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

 Listed: May 2017

Meadow is a beautiful girl who was found as a newborn and was moved into a foster family in May of 2016. She adapted to her foster family quickly and has a good routine schedule, including a daily nap. Meadow has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. She loves the snacks her foster mother gives her between meals. Meadow takes a bath twice a day in the summer and once in the winter, generally before going to bed. She is currently in diapers. Meadow was born with down syndrome and heart defects (ASD, VSD, and PDA). In November of 2015, she underwent surgery to repair her VSD and ASD and had a PDA ligation with tricuspid valvuloplasty. Her file mentioned her receiving a temporary pacemaker. In September of 2016, she had a brain MRI- there were no abnormal findings, but they did note that she had bilateral mastoiditis. Also at that time, she had genetic testing done and it was found that Meadow had alpha thalassemia (meaning she is just a carrier). A couple days later she had a mass on her neck looked at and nothing abnormal was found.

Meadow is not speaking yet, but she can turn her head when her name is called. She likes playing with adults and will often babble happily when playing alone. Meadow can sit and turn over on her own. She uses gestures to communicate- such as purposely putting her foot on her foster mother while lying on the bed or tugging at her clothes or wrist when she sees people eating. Meadow enjoys playing with dolls and giggling. A family will be blessed to have this little angel as a part of their family!

The agency has videos and additional photos available. There is a $5,000 agency grant for Meadow’s adoption with the current agency. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

$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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Tanya

Girl, born spring 2014
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Tanya is a 3 year old girl with straight black hair and dark brown eyes. She has Down syndrome. She is loving and comfortable with the staff at her orphanage, but shy of strangers. Although she still can’t walk unassisted at age 3, she is starting to communicate with single words.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$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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Sandra

Girl, born fall 2014
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Sandra is described as loving cuddles, is smiling most of the time and is liked by all the caretakers in her children’s home.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$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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Amy

Girl, born spring 2014
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Amy is a sweet 3 year old girl with Down syndrome. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Her nannies say she loves to laugh, is able to stand with support but is not able to speak yet.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$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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Marina

Girl, born summer 2012
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Marina is a cute and sociable 4 year old girl with Down Syndrome. She has straight, black hair and a shy smile. She’s described by her care takers as pleasant, she plays well with other children and can communicate with single words.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$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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Emma

Girl, born summer 2012
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Emma is an adorable 4 year old girl with Downs syndrome.  Emma is from a predominantly Christian state in Northeastern India that boarders with Myanmar. She is described as happy and enjoys playing with other children.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

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

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

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Christie

Girl, born fall 2014
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed: May 11, 2017

Christie has Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. Christie has brown hair and a slender face. She is described as being happy by nature, loves playing with toys and other children, and is very cooperative with therapy.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$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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Kate

Girl, born early 2013
Down syndrome, heart defect

Listed: May 11, 2017

Kate is sweet 4 year old girl in need of your prayers for a loving family. Kate has Down Syndrome and heart disease. She has big brown eyes and a round face. Kate is described as a friendly, smiley and loving child. She has already had PDA coil closure surgery.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$27.00 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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Emma Leigh

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Emma has Down Syndrome, but is otherwise a healthy girl. She came into care when she was about 3 months old and joined a foster family when she was two. She likes to play with her foster family (she has 3 foster siblings) and is particularly close to her foster mom. She attends a special school program, and can now speak a few words. She likes going to school and smiles often.

$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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Eloise

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome and repaired CHD

Listed: April 2017

Meet Eloise! She is a sweet 2 year old baby girl who has Down Syndrome and post-operative CHD. She smiles easily and likes to be held and bounced to music. She crawls and walks with assistance. She bangs blocks together and can build a small tower.

She feeds herself small finger foods and her favorite food is cake (I’m already imagining a smash cake photo shoot for her third birthday!). This little one likes toys that make sounds and have flashing lights.

Eloise needs a family! She has a $4,000 grant available through her current agency.

$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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Annie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome/CHD (post surgery)

Listed: March 2017

Meet Annie! This sweet and sometimes serious little one recently turned 3 years old. Her file is outdated, so we have requested new info. Annie came into care as a baby, and was found to have Down syndrome, as well as a heart condition. She has received surgery for her CHD, but the surgery report is not in her file. Hopefully, we will know more very soon. We do know Annie is a spunky, active little girl who enjoys playing. She has the delays typical of a child with Down syndrome, so she may require some therapy when she comes home. Annie is an expressive, adorable little girl, who is waiting for her very own family.

$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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Rebecca

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Girl, born 2014
LA-E3
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2017

Rebecca has a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and has some cognitive delays. She has less muscle tone and strength than other children her age. She can walk well, but is a little wobbly at times. The physical therapist monitors her growth and works with her on exercises and activities to help strength her muscles and improve coordination.

We see improvements every day. Rebecca has transitioned from the baby home to the toddler home. She likes being one of the ‘big kids’ and can feed herself.

Rebecca has an infectious smile and the Tías love asking her for a hug because she will run and jump in their arms for a full body hug! She has a favorite doll with rosy cheeks that she takes with her everywhere, and shows her to everyone. Like any toddler, Rebecca dislikes broccoli. Unlike many toddlers, she does not like to be tickled, and gets angry if anyone tries to make her smile!

$9.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Katie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 30, 2017

Meet Katie! She is an active and adorable little one. Katie arrived at the orphanage when she was almost 1 year old. She has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She does have the delays expected with Down syndrome, as well as strabismus of one eye. Katie is playful, happy, and full of energy. She has been with a foster family since 2015, where she has progressed in her motor skills. Katie loves toys, and her favorite activity is “interaction”! Katie is waiting for her family to come and take her home!

$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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Lena

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 30, 2017

Meet Lena! She is a huggable and oh-so-sweet little girl who is 2 years old! Lena has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She lives at the orphanage, and has not received as much help with her development as she should. While motor and speech delays are expected with little ones who have Down syndrome, early intervention can really help. Lena is quiet, happy, and a very lovable little one. In fact, her report states she loves hugs! She needs a family soon, and the therapies required to help her with her speech and motor skills. Lena is waiting for you!

$446.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $428.00 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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Lillie

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Lillie is 4.5 years old with a rosy complexion. She is described as active and bright with a ready smile. Lillie is very social and loves to play. Her verbal skills are not very strong, but she can say “Dad” and “Mom” and some short phrases. She can understand simple things that adults say.

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

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

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Hazel

hazel1Girl, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

$701.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $102.50 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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Emery

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

Listed: Dec 2016

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

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

Video available.

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Wregan

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wregan-1Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

$9.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Wellington

wellington-2 wellingtonGirl, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Harriet

harperGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

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

 

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

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Poppy

Poppy bGirl, born June 2013
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Oct 17, 2016

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

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

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

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Justine

Justine2JustineGirl, born Jan 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2, 2016

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

$1,005.64 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Haylie

guardianangelHaylieGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2016

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

Haylie has an agency specific grant from her current agency.

$401.54 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Marielle

MarielleGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2016

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

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

Update Oct 2017:  She likes to play in the activity room at the orphanage and especially enjoys toys that make sounds.  She loves to be held.  She can speak several words like “xie xie” (thank you), “bu ke qi” (you’re welcome) and “chi” (eat).  This sweet little girl enjoys music and smiles often.

$155.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Ruthie

RuthieGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

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

Listed: July 2016

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

$1,109.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Chloe Mei

Chloe2 Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

$1,257.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Jaya

JayaGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

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

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

$378.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Kate

Kate (2) Kate (1)Girl, born February 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 8, 2015

Kate is a precious baby girl! She came to the orphanage when she was about one month old, and was diagnosed with Down syndrome. Kate has the typical delays seen with children with Down syndrome, but is trying her best to learn! She has no known heart issues, and has been healthy since her arrival. Kate is very happy, sweet, social, and a lovable baby girl! She is ready for a mommy and daddy, and lots of love and attention.

$1,076.20 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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Laina

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born May 2014

Laina has delayed psychomotor development and hypertonia. She has significant hearing loss in her left ear, with almost no reaction; her right ear has normal hearing. Laina has slightly dysmorphic facial features. She has a congenital heart defect –Patent ductus arteriosus.
With these diagnoses, it’s possible that Laina has Down syndrome, although it’s not diagnosed in the information the agency currently has.

$1,025.00 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!