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. These older Other Angels currently have $262,000+ available, which creates **26** $10,000 grants
Additional information available on the new Older Child Grant policy.
To donate to the Older Child Grants (Other Angels) and help the grant pool grow:
Checks can be mailed to: Reece’s Rainbow
PO Box 277
Monrovia MD 21770
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.
Girl, born 2009
Girl, born 2001
Boy, born 1999
Girl, 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.
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).
SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!! ALICIA HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED.
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.
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!
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Girl, born February 2002
Mental delay, HIV
Listed: March 4, 2013
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.
Listed: Dec 6, 2013
Sweet girl doesn’t have a great picture, but you can still see how lovely she looks. She seems so serious – would love to see her smiling, with her new family!
Girl, born 2002
Listed: February 1, 2016
She is a beauty! She will be available late July 2016!
From a family who met her in February 2016: “Oh boy she is amazing! I have seen a lot of orphans but very few like her. Beautiful, sweet, caring, motherly.”
Boy, born August 2000
Listed: February 1, 2016
An I600a MUST be filed by August 2016!!
This boy is very smart, kind-hearted and well behaved. He desperately wants to have a family. He is very worried about his condition (HIV). He has very little time left before he ages out. He is very much hoping his family will find him before it is too late for him.
He is a good student and great sportsman. Scottie has indicated he prefers a family without special needs children.
From a family who met him in 2016: I have met him and he is very good, shy, sweet and loving boy. He’s friends with my son who we just adopted this year. My son face times with him occasionally and he asks every time if we have found a family for him yet… Praying for his forever family. He is a precious boy with a gentle spirit.
Boy, born 2004
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!
Boy, born October 2004
HIV-infection, IV clinical stage, no signs of AIDS, biochemistry test is good; congenital hydrocephaly (shunting); myatonia disorders; disco-visual nerve subatrophy; myelinic cone fibers; hypertrophy of palatine tonsils; two anomalous chords of ventricle; biliary dyskinesia; slight mental delay with minimal behavioral disorders, night enuresis, organic emotional instable disorders. Probable FAS.
Listed May 1, 2012
He is said to be very careful and orderly, so he is probably a kid who does very well with routines and structure. He is also described as very helpful.
Girl, born 2003
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!