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HIV+, 6-9

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 4024, Gaithersburg, MD 20885. 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!


Diana 2013Diana 2013-001Diana, she is 9 years old and is HIV positive and cannot talk. It is currently unknown why she doesn’t speak.


She is such a happy kiddo!  She really is darling.

Update June 2013:  
Diana is a very very lively girl, she’s always moving, running around. She does not speak, just one word and this is “JAGU JAGU JAGU” but I am convinced she understands EVERYTHING! When I am sad she sees it and puts her arms around me. When she does something wrong and you are angry she understands. When you say “go away” she goes. Diana is very thin but she has so much power. She is always always hungry and always looking around for some food.   The mothers don’t have enough time to care specific for one kid so most oft he time nobody recognizes what they are doing. If somebody would tell Diana what to do and what shes not allowed she would understand. She is clever. And I think needs more food. I don’t know if she has maybe problems with metabolism. But she needs special medication because she’s HIV positive. Diana is a lovely girl and if she would get more attention she would be even more lovely.

$50.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.


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.
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!


$3418.71 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.


30929120500 OpalGirl, born April 2006
HIV, Cerebral palsy, spastic dyplegia


Opal is described as a very nice girl, and she can walk independently.


$333.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.


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.

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.


$330.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.


EloiseGirl, born August 2004

Eloise will be available in July 2014


$9.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.


40212231523 Valentine (1)40212231523 Valentine (2)Boy, born April 2007


Valentine has a sister born in 2000; we don’t know yet if she is available also.

Additional pictures available.


$12.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.




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MaleaThis little girl is about 7 years old and is HIV+.

Malea is the smallest child in her orphanage. She is described as fierce and sassy, yet loveable. She loves to be on the swing set and when boys tell her to get off she tells them to go away because she is not done yet. Visitors fall in love with her larger than life personality instantly. She is the cleanest child in the house and self sufficient always washing her own clothes. When the children are walking home from school she will pick up a stick and tells the others to go faster. She is a strong willed little girl.

She has some ADHD tendencies, may have some intellectual delays and has suspected (but not diagnosed) microcephaly. We believe this little girl may do best as the youngest child in a family who is prepared to parent a very energetic little girl who may have other special needs besides HIV.

  • Her orphanage will require a Christian family who can provide a letter of recommendation from their pastor. Interested families will need to send a letter of introduction to the orphanage and have their homestudy approved by the orphanage social worker before being able to be matched.
  • Families with six or less children at home preferred but we can inquire about an exception
  • Couples must be married at least 1 year and one parent at least 21 years older than the child being adopted
  • One parent over 25 years old.
$217.25 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.
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AdamBoy, born 2004Adam
HIV, hydrocephalus


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!

$2528.65 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.


Boy, Born December 2006



From his caregivers:  good results of blood tests; gets anti-retroviral therapy.

Character: hyperactive, restless, jumpy, sometimes disruptive behaved


Update Nov 2011:  

Louis is a very active and communicative boy. He likes attention, he really needs a family. Just look at his smile. He is very sweet.


$2021.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.


30809101012Digital imageGirl, born Dec 2005


Wonderful new photo of Mariya!  Mariya will be 8 this year and desperately wants a family of her own.  Let’s make this Christmas her last birthday alone! 


Married couples only.   Large families and older parents welcome. 


$87.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.


30728131506Boy, born June 2004



$234.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.


Blonde hair and blue eyes.    He has been diagnosed with HIV, but is medically healthy.  Yuri is already living in the older child internat/boarding school, but can be adopted with any child from orphanage 37, 38, or 39 as well.
$1205.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.


The Reece’s Rainbow Prayer Warrior Ministry was created with three goals in mind:

  1. To lift the daily needs of each waiting child up in prayer
  2. To lift Reece’s Rainbow up in prayer
  3. To lift the families whom God is preparing for each waiting child up in prayer



Boy, Born May 2007

HIV+, heart defect, vision issues (blind in one eye), moderate mental delay

Kristopher is a handsome young man with blonde hair and brown eyes.   He is very active and is said to be always happy, but he is quite delayed.  Kristopher has significant vision issues, which may or may not be correctable.


From a family who met him in October 2012:

Kristopher is a super-sweet boy who is 5 but looks 2 and is happy ALL the time.  He needs to live near a large medical facility, have heart surgery (unless it’s too late), and probably needs a small family that can commit to pretty full care for him. He is darling!

Photo from April 2011. Additional photos available.

$1346.06 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.