HIV is a virus that claims many innocent lives when children do not have access to antiretroviral medications. Fortunately, it is treatable and the children who have access to medication and adhere to their treatment can live indefinitely without developing AIDS and can live long and full lives. HIV is now considered a chronic but manageable disease, even easier to treat than pediatric diabetes.

HIV can NOT be spread through casual/household contact. HIV is not spread through hugging, kissing, shaking hands, sharing toys, sneezing, coughing, sharing food, sharing drinks, bathing, swimming or any other casual way. It has been proven that HIV and AIDS can only be spread through sexual contact, birth, breastfeeding and intravenously (such as used needles and blood transfusions).

Children born to women with the virus have a chance of becoming HIV positive due to mother-to-child-transmission. These children are innocent carriers of the virus. The children you see below are currently living in institutions. Sadly, if they end up aging out of institutional life, there is a high likelihood they will be ill on the streets in a life of crime.

Recent laws in the US and Canada allow for these children to be adopted. Being in a loving family helps them access medical care and gives them the opportunity to have a normal, healthy, productive life. They can go to college, get married, give birth to healthy babies and live long enough to meet their grandchildren.

Here is an overview of the medical aspects of living with a child with HIV.

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 can make a Paypal donation or 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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Older Child Grant — Other Angels

AdamLizzie (1)Beginning May 6, 2016, children age 10 & up are eligible for a $10,000 grant.  Older children with special needs other than Down syndrome are referred to as “Other Angels” on the Reece’s Rainbow website.

**16** Other Angel grants have previously been awarded!

These older Other Angels currently have $171,000+  which creates **17** MORE $10,000 grants still available!


Additional information available on the new Older Child Grant policy.

For a list of children who are eligible for these grant funds:  Older Other Angel Boys     and     Older Other Angel Girls  and    Other Angel Children (HIV)

To donate to the Older Child Grants (Other Angels) and help the grant pool grow:

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

Checks can be mailed to:  Reece’s Rainbow
PO Box 277
Monrovia MD  21770

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Devon (Brian)

Devon11007070126 (1)Boy, Born October 15, 2001

Listed: September 11, 2010

Devon was previously listed as “Brian” — but it’s the same boy!  He’s so handsome, and still waiting for a family.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***

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Boy, Born May 15, 2003


Listed: September 11, 2010

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***

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30728131506Boy, born June 2004

Listed: August 5, 2013


*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***

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George, Dorothy, Robin, and Jeb


Boy, born 2010

Atrial septal defect (condition after surgery on December 20, 2012), mitral valve insufficiency of 2 stage, tricuspid insufficiency of 1-2 stage, circulatory deficiency of 1 stage, atrial septal defect Q 21.1, fetal alcohol syndrome, delay of physical and mental development – alcoholic embryopathy Q 86.0, severe astigmatism of both eyes H 52.2, primary pulmonary hypertention I 27.0.



sib2sib3sib4Girl, born 2009


Girl, born 2001


Boy, born 1999

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***


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AlexandraGirl, born 2003
Slight mental delay, HIV
Listed: November 9, 2014

Information from the family who adopted her close friend:

According to our daughter she is very sweet, she is neat (as in keeps things organized and clean), she loves to help, and she was a very loyal and good friend. I do know that after a while, the way she was treated at the orphanage caused her to cry often and thus they sent her to a different school. My daughter was similar and is doing wonderfully … her aunt has gone to see her once or twice and worries about her condition there.


*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***


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jeanette-2016Girl, born 2003
HIV, strabismus, congenital cataract (blind in right eye)
Mild to moderate mental delays, FAS, tuberculosis of the lymph nodes

Listed: October 21, 2012

Update March 2013:

Jeanette was exposed to alcohol prenatally.  She has issues with impulsivity/understanding consequences.   She is well-liked where she is, but needs additional support to succeed in school.  It’s recommended that Jeanette would do great with older children whom could help correct her behavior and could model appropriate behavioral for her.

She is very sweet and loves to draw, and color.  She pays great attention to detail in her drawings and when she is doing something she like to do like drawing she can sit still for a very long time doing it. She is also very funny and dramatic. She loves to act and dance and sing and make goofy faces and act silly to make people laugh. She could do well in a family but they would need to be prepared for FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***

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alicia6Girl, Born 2004


SO THANKFUL FOR A NEW PIC OF ALICIA!!   Miss Alicia is a beautiful little girl who needs a loving family.  Her other two typically developing sisters were adopted by other families already.

Listed: August 7, 2010
Alicia was born to an HIV+ mother, and is HIV+ herself.  She has also has significant delays and challenges associated with her FAS.  (fetal alcohol syndrome).  We are waiting to learn if she has any medical complications, but she is cognitively delayed and does show signs of attention deficit and hyperactivity.    Alicia will do best where she can be the focus of attention and have her Daddy wrapped around her finger 🙂    Alicia has SO much potential, and deserves a family as much as her other sisters do.   I know there is a family out there for this little girl!  She is facing the mental institution soon, but has grown up in a loving and well kept orphanage so far.  A committed family now can prevent her transfer!

From an adoptive family who visited with her in July 2010:  ” Alicia absolutely LOVES one on one attention. she is front and center if you are handing out kisses and hugs. You can see she wants a Mama all her own, and it will be so hard on her to have her sister leave to be adopted, as her other sister was already adopted.   (Their mother is deceased, most likely from AIDS).   She likes to swing.   She loved to lay her head in my lap while we were both on the bench swing and I would stroke her hair. The other kids didnt like to share my attention but Alicia was ok with it.   I could have two in my lap and she didn’t mind, but she didnt like being crowded out when the other child decided they wanted me all to themselves.  She likes sensory input.   She kept rubbing her arm across my husband’s unshaved face and shivering and making the funniest face and then immediately doing it again.  She likes to go down the slide again and again.   She really likes to be in the  middle of whatever is going on, and be included. But often she is excluded, even by attendants.  For Alicia it’s a vicious circle. She is delayed, she gets frustrated, they don’t let her do things the others are doing, she gets more delayed and more frustrated. She is VERY VERY SWEET AND LOVING.  She needs a family that has only a couple kids, not ten. She has HIV.   If you want a little girl to hug and kiss, she will GLADLY take all the hugs and kisses you can hand out. She isn’t afraid of men but isn’t inappropriate either. I saw her with my husband as well as another couple of young men who visit regularly.  Alicia is on the small side, like maybe size 4.  The children are valued and loved at this orphanage.   The grounds are visually stimulating and the kids get outside for a couple hours in the morning as well as afternoon.   They even go swimming in the pool they have there.   Hope someone will come for Alicia very soon!”   Alicia is toilet-trained and able to say when she needs to use the restroom.  She has tremendous potential if someone would take her home and love her!


*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***


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DevoraGirl, born February 2002
Mental delay, HIV

Listed: March 4, 2013

Creative, eager

Devora is a real sweetie pie! She loves to have her head rubbed, and enjoys being tickled. Her smiles and giggles are absolutely heart melting! She does not talk, stand, or walk as far as I could tell. Her idea of mischief is to kick off a shoe or hide her arm inside of her sweatshirt, and she’d giggle as these things were corrected.

She seemed to find it very amusing when I would ask her where her hand was, then say “There it is” as I removed it from inside of her shirt. This became a game, and she would giggle as she hid her arm again as soon as I removed it from inside of her shirt. She is a very content little girl, and something as simple as a spiky ball could put a big grin on her face. I never saw her upset as long as she was allowed to play in either her bed or her chair, but she would become upset if I tried to move her to a more unfamiliar area to play.

Elinor, Devora, Isolde, Julia,  Sullivan, Artemur, Duane, Abner and Irina may all be in the same region.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***

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AdamBoy, born 2004Adam
HIV, hydrocephalus

Listed: January 30, 2013

Adam is a sweet, easy to please little cuddle bug. He is very much like a cuddly, curious little toddler. When I first met him he did not seem interested in me at all, but as time went by he began to want affection, and would grab my hands if I stopped rubbing his head and put them back on his head.

One day I picked him up and from that moment on he wanted to spend most of my time there in my arms. When I arrived he’d jump up from his little wooden chair, and hurry over to me with his arms raised. If I didn’t pick him up fast enough he’d try to climb up into my arms using nearby chairs or beds, and he would not hesitate to grab items from my hands and set them down to free up my hands so I could hold him. He also began to cry whenever I left. He loves wind up toys and toys that vibrate, and would giggle happily and flap his hands to show how excited he was about them. His other favorite toys were a pony he enjoyed chewing on, any sort of car, and some legos that made a train. He is not verbal but was beginning to make noises to communicate. I tried to teach him to sign more one day, by signing hand over hand with him. When I asked him to sign it he took my hands and helped me sign it. He seems to me to have a need for love and affection that can only come from a loving family. I would love to see him thriving and meeting his full potential, as well as bringing joy to as many people as possible!

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***

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sarai-2016Girl, born 2003Sarai

Listed: January 16, 2013


Sarai should be in a family with no children or much older children; her behaviors are that of a younger child.  She has FAS, HIV, and tests positive for TB on the skin test.

She is so cute!

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***