There is a very special joy that boys bring to life. Unfortunately, they are often the last ones to be chosen for adoption. We so hope you will find YOUR new son right here at the end of Reece’s Rainbow.

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!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROCESS AND/OR ANY OF THE WAITING CHILDREN ON THIS PAGE, PLEASE INQUIRE.
The majority of these children posted here can also be adopted by CANADIAN FAMILIES! Please inquire!

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Lennox

LennoxBoy, born February 2012
PRC
indirect inguinal hernia of right side; postoperative sensitive special need; DSD

Listed: March 2015

Lennox is described as smart, clever, quiet, and pleasant. In March of 2014 he had surgery for one of his special needs. Lennox is a handsome and active boy who has a ready smile. The caretakers and other kids all like him very much! His agency has asked for an update and hope to have one soon!

$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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Milo

MiloBoy, born May 2012
PRC
Apert Syndrome

Be prepared to cuddle and hug as they are Milo’s favorite things to do!  And how could you possibly resist, after you meet this sweet, happy and handsome little toddler? Milo came into care at just a few days old and was diagnosed with Apert Syndrome and laryngomalacia.

He had a difficult start but with the love and attention of his foster family he grew stronger and began to catch up with his milestones. By summer 2013 he could sit up independently, respond when called, frequently share a smile, and scoot around in his walker. He loved to be playfully teased, cuddled and hugged and to play on a cell phone.

Milo lives in a loving and encouraging English speaking foster family with his older foster sister with whom he is very close. It would be wonderful if he and Mikayla could be adopted together as the brother and sister they have come to be!

$63.00 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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Adam

AdamBoy, born March 2012
PRC
Congenital developmental deformity of right lower limb and spina bifida.

Listed: March 2014

Adam was born in March 2012. One report states that he cannot stand while another states that he can stand steadily. Interestingly, his file says that he likes crawling and when his caregiver is not looking, he will crawl away. He must have lower limb mobility (update requested which will hopefully give some clarity on this!) He enjoys going places with people, listening to music and playing hide-and-seek. They also state that he is timid and shy and fairly introverted.

$225.00 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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Even if you can’t adopt,

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Ollie

Ollie (1)Boy, born January 2012
PRC
tuberous sclerosis; infantile spasms, and psychomotor development delay

 

Ollie’s report states that he has good development. He gets along well with others and is closest to his caregiver. He is a quiet child who likes music and enjoys his swim lessons.

 

$50.00 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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Josh

JoshBoy, born November 2012
PRC
Congenital optical atrophy of both eyes

Listed: May 2014

Josh is a cute, very active and extroverted little boy. He has congenital optic atrophy of both eyes but he can still track light. Josh loves to play games with his caretakers and he rarely gets fussy. Josh can crawl around and even go in reverse too! He likes to sit up and play with toy balls that make sound. It he can hear it then he can follow it. Josh understands simple dialogue and can recognize familiar people by their voice. He is sensitive and happy most of the time. Josh likes to suck on his fingers when he gets tired and his favorite thing to do is listen to music.

$25.00 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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Sanders

SandersBoy, born June 2012
PRC
Post-op spinal meningocele, hypophrenia

Listed: April 2014

Sanders is an adorable little boy who turns 2 in June. He can walk holding onto a railing. Sanders is still very young so it is too early to tell if he has full control of his urine and bowel movements. He is at the perfect age to start early intervention programs and therapies. He is just waiting for his family to see him and help him start building his skills.

 

$50.00 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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Kieran

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Spinal meningocele, delayed psychomotor development

This sweet boy was born in March 2014 and is diagnosed as having post-op meningocele and weak lower limbs. He has seen many of his friends find families through adoption and he wants to be adopted and have a forever family too. He will soon see two more friends go, including one foster sister he is very close with who will soon be living in Illinois.

Watch him in action! He does not let his need slow him down!
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AN UPDATE FROM OCTOBER 2017 SAYS:  Although his lower limbs are weak, he can walk with the aid of walking apparatus. He can crawl normally.

A REPORT FROM OCTOBER 2015 SAYS:  He is an active and smart boy who has a ready smile. He is gregarious and quick to respond. He likes playing with kids of his age or older kids. Older kids would protect this cute and handsome boy. He is good at imitating, he would participate actively in group activity, follow older kids and caretakers, follow to sing songs and imitate actions. He is smart and strong, learns fast, tries to solve problems. He is fond of music, has good rhythm, would shake his body with music rhythm. He is obstinate sometimes, he would be irritated or cry if he could not get toys he likes. He has a favorite caretaker, he would cuddle with her or lean on her when he was ill. He likes outdoor activities, he would crawl around happily and interact with others. He likes to play retainer toys, blocks, puzzles, sometimes participate games of elder kids, play interacting games with elder kids.

He has good language development, often babbles, could say two words together such as older brother, older sister, aunt. He could imitate adults to speak, understand simple instructions and follow, can climb on 3-4 stairs, point nose and ears rightly.

Every morning, he takes part in group activity including rehabilitation, recognition, hand-made, drawing and scribble, take part in outdoor activity in the afternoon when weather permits. He has bonded with his caretakers and all of his caretakers love him.

$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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Griffin #

Boy: 2012

Griffin is diagnosed with global developmental delays, atypical autism, Strabismus, Asthma and Celiac disease.

Griffin is a boy who loves playing hide-and-seek. He hides behind the door, and when he is found, he laughs and stamps his feet. Griffin lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe.

In addition to hide-and-seek, Griffin is interested in musical animations and copies the actors’ movements. He is physically well developed. He has good coordination of his hands and feet, walks without falling, and can run, as well. Griffin has no problem climbing up and down stairs when holding an adult or the railing.

He can play with cubes by putting them in and taking them out of a cup, but he has some problems manipulating smaller objects. His asthma is well managed by medication. Griffin eats well and sleeps calmly and quietly.

Griffin cannot eat and dress by himself yet, but he does try.

B/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Desi

Boy, born 2017

Congenital hydrocephaly, (subcompensated); atonic-astatic syndrome
umbilical hernia; inguinal hernia; mild myopia; average hypermetropia; astigmatism
heart murmur

 

$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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Ernest

Boy, born 2013

Arnold chiari syndrome
flaccid paraplegia
anemia

 

$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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Pavel

Boy, born 2017

Frontol Encephalocele
Congenital Hydrocephalus
Spina Bifida

 

$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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Zane

Boy, born 2016

Kidney Agenesia

 

Such a sweet beautiful boy!  Zane will be available in the beginning of 2018!

 

$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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Gabriel

gabriel1Boy, born 2012
spina bifida (had surgery) urine and rectal incontinence

Gabriel can sit down by himself and he can walk.

 

Gabriel was unavailable for a while due to paperwork issues, but that’s all cleared up, and he’s available for adoption!

$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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Fletcher

Fletcher was born in November 2015 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, an Arnold-Chiari malformation, and an unspecified GI condition. His development is delayed.

Little information is available at this time, but additional details can likely be obtained for a serious family that submits a letter of inquiry for this child. One trip of 15 to 21 days. Married heterosexual couples and single heterosexual women only permitted by this country.

Both married parents must travel. Single unmarried heterosexual women welcomed.

$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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Wilder

Wilder was born in February 2013 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida (surgically addressed) and hydrocephalus (shunt placed). Wilder sits independently, but appears to be wheelchair bound and requires an additional procedure (achillotomy) on his legs. He is developmentally delayed.

Little information is available at this time, but additional details can likely be obtained for a serious family that submits a letter of introduction for this child. Country requires one trip of 15 to 21 days.

Both married parents must travel. Single unmarried heterosexual women welcomed.

$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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Norton #

Boy: 2012

Norton is a boy who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe. He loves to play with other children and particularly likes to play with musical toys and cars. He also likes to paint using watercolor paints. He manages to play games for a long time, and he likes to help around the household.

Norton is in good health and is stronger than typical of his age. He can independently move larger items, including furniture. He loves to run and jump, and he knows how to roll over forward and squeeze in narrower spaces. Like many 5-year-old boys, Norton brushes his teeth twice a day. He can tell others when he needs to go to the restroom, and he eats with great appetite. He naps for two hours in the afternoon and sleeps peacefully at night.

His short-term and long-term memories function at a good level, and Noah can easily remember things related to the lifestyle, as well as past events related to pleasant or unpleasant memories.

Although he has been diagnosed with hyperactive disorder, mild mental disability and a speech delay, Norton has shown progress in his development. He understands everything that is required of him, executing commands correctly. He is persistent in his demands, but he understands when he has violated rules, and he does not oppose correction.

Norton chatters a lot, but he is incomprehensible. He repeats syllables he hears, and he uses gestures to help him communicate with others and make them clearly understand what he wants or wants to do. Norton is working with therapists to improve his speech abilities.

B/c we only have the file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

 

 

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Boothe #

Boy: 2011

Boothe is a calm, pleasant, boy who was raised by his birth family for nearly two years until he was abandoned. In 2013, he was placed in the Baby Home for orphans in Eastern Europe. He is attached to his caregivers and responds well to them.

Boothe was diagnosed with cerebral palsy – quadriparesis, and he has been experiencing delays in his neuro-psychological development.

He expresses his joy by erratically clapping his hands and by making noises. He takes several steps when held by the hand. When he is very close to a caregiver who lifts him up to face level, he laughs and pats her with his hand to express his joy and to study her face.

B/c we only have the file for a short time donations will not be able to be accepted until a family is found for him

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Jamal #

DOB: 2015

Jamal is a cute, radiant  boy with a big smile who lives in a Baby Home in Eastern Europe.

Jamal needs a loving family to take him out of the orphanage, to take care of him and to help him discover the wonderful world. He smiles when someone plays with him and expresses positive emotions.

Although Jamal has been diagnosed with polymalformative syndrome, inguinal hernia, hypotrophy, and delays in psycho-motor development, he doesn’t let that stop him from finding joy in life. He is interested what is happening around him, and in auditory stimulation he occasionally stops his movements to listen to the adult’s speech. He watches a moving object up to 180 degrees and pays attention for a long time on a musical toy with light indicators.

Jamal is dependent on the care of the caregivers from the Baby Home. He is fed slowly, and he falls asleep by himself and sleeps peacefully. Jamal can hold his head upright, and when supported by an adult, he can stand. He tries to sit alone and loves to play with nearby toys.

B/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him!

 

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Andy #

Boy: 2013

Listed: 7/5/2017

Diagnosis: premature, seizures

Andy is very persistent! He tries to reach for a toy that interests him. He was diagnosed with spastic quadriparesis, Hypotrophy II degree, Epilepsy, Luxation of the left hip, and physical and cognitive developmental delays. He is receiving good care and is monitored by a neurologist. Andy really needs someone who can show him what unconditional love looks like and care for him. We hope you can be the one to give him a loving home he deserves!

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Bennie #

Boy:  2013

Special needs: hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy; internal hydrocephalus; cerebral palsy-spastic quadriparesis; core atrophy; atrophy of the optic nerve; gastroesophageal reflux –condition after gastrostomy; hypotrophy – III-IV degree; convergent strabismus;  significant delay  in all developmental areas, the child is frequently sick from respiratory infections.

Bennie is calm throughout most of the day. He announces his discomfort through crying. When being patted or hugged he can easily be calmed down. No auto-aggressive behavior has been observed so far. Bennie is not worried by the presence of other children but he doesn’t initiate contact with them either. When he hears a familiar voice, the child turns around and reacts by smiling.

B/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found

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Antonio #

Boy: 2013

Special needs: prematurity (born in 36 g.w.), intrauterine hypotrophy; born with necrotizing enterocolitis and peritonitis- surgically treated with installation of ileostoma; mild degree of post-ischemic encephalopathy; periventricular leukomalacia; infantile cerebral palsy-mixed form; condition after surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis; protein-calorie malnutrition of 3rd degree; severely delayed physical and neuro-psychological development; severely delayed speech development; Memory and intellect – correspondent to severe mental delay;
Antonio enjoys receiving personal attention and being caressed by an adult. He shows preference towards some of his caregivers.

Listed: June 2017

Antonio has spent all of his life in one of the biggest orphanages in his county. He is just one of the many children there that suffer from malnutrition, hypotonia and severely delayed physical and neuropsychological development.

 

B/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be able to be received until a family is found

 

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Thomas #

 Boy: 2012

Special needs: III degree of prematurity; infantile cerebral palsy; other types of hydrocephalus; hypertrophy of the adenoids; adenoid vegetation III degree; optic nerve atrophy; nystagmus; hemangioma on the right chest; congenital heart malformation – ventricular septal defect and septal defect type foramen ovale /all closed at present/; functional heart murmur; delayed physical development; severe mental delay;

Family history: the child’s biological mother on therapy with methadone during pregnancy;

 

Great improvement is seen in Thomas’ gross motor skills – he now moves in the space independently, sits on a chair and also walks up and down the stairs independently.

Thomas likes receiving adults’ attention and he rejoices and laughs at loud when an adult is tickling him.

Thomas has spent all of his life in institutions so far. He is living in his current group home since May 2016 and the specialists, working there report that he has achieved an amazing progress for a little over an year there. They believe that Thomas has a lot of potential and would progress much further if provided with enough individual attention and loving and caring family environment.

B/c we only have his file for a short time, donations cannot be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Marty #

  Boy: 2013

Special needs:Congenital malformation syndrome predominantly associated with short stature – Prader-Willi. Right-sided cryptorchidism. Delayed neuropsychological development. Treatment with growth hormones is being conducted. Allergy to Meronem.

 

Marty is calm when surrounded by peers. He participates in simple games with an adult.

He sits stably and is able to take a sitting and kneeling position independently. He stands up, holding onto fixed support. He is making relatively stable, independent steps.

The child follows moving objects with his eyes, he gestures adults and reaches his hands out to them. Marty likes to be held and to cuddle.

He reaches for, grabs and examines toys. He joins play activities when cubes, balls and constructor sets are involved.

Marty pronounces vocalizations, random sounds and syllables. He would repeat the adult’s words if he wishes to. He is using non-verbal gestures – he raises and waves his hand to say “Hello” and “Goodbye” and he gives blow-kisses. He partly understands the adult’s speech at an everyday level and he reacts to the intonation of the speech. Marty distinguishes between familiar and unfamiliar people and situations. When feeling happy, he claps with his hands. He shows his reactions through mimics and pointing with his fingers; Marty is also able to show an adult that he wishes to be picked up and hugged.

Marty has a good appetite, but he still is a picky eater. Marty is calm while sleeping and when awake.

 

B/c we only have his file for a short time, we can’t accept donation until a family is found for him

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Liesl, Kurt, Brigitta and Louisa

4 Siblings

girl, born 2013 — mild mental delays

boy, born 2012 — alalia

girl, 2007 — alalia, She cannot talk

girl, born 2005 — moderate mental delay

They must be adopted together!

*** We are eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.  For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Evan #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, optic nerve atrophy

Evan lives in a baby house in Eastern Europe.  His current diagnoses include: Congenital hydrocephalus – VPS. Horizontal nystagmus. Atrophy of the visual nerve. Moderate muscle hypotonia. Mild mental delay. Delay in the neuro-psychological development.

Evan is interested in what is happening around him. He turns his head in the direction of sound. When spoken to, he listens but does not fix his stare or follow bright objects with his eyes. He is attentive when playing with a musical toy or bright object.  He does not imitate actions with objects.  

Evan can turn from his back to his belly and vice versa, stand up, and reach for a toy that is attached to his bed or given by an adult. He catches the toy after chaotic movements of his hands while trying to coordinate them. He sometimes can place the toy from one hand in the other by himself but sometimes he needs help from an adult. His left hand is no longer in a fist and there are longer periods of time when his fingers are spread out.  

When communicating with an adult, Evan reaches out and touches his/her face and smiles. He is not aggressive but when he wants to be left alone, he will bite his hand.

When provoked, he can imitate syllables but cannot gesture or mimic.  Evan does not react when called by name and does not give a toy when asked.  

Evan is entirely dependent on the staff but will reach toward his food when being fed. 

 

More information, pictures and videos are available from his agency!

B/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be able to be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Zack

Boy, born 2014
Spina bifida of lower lumbar and entire sacral region. Hydrocephalus (with VP shunt) and Chiari malformation. Had operation to release tethered spinal cord. Is catheterized.

Zack can sit independently and feed himself. Smiley, happy guy who is well-loved by caregivers. Easygoing and social. A sweetheart. Socially and cognitively meeting all milestones, delayed in gross motor due to disability. Zack is starting to talk and says around 10 words. When Zack is greeted he will slowly raise his hand and wave appropriately and independently.  In preschool he has tummy time and is working on reaching for toys and bringing them to himself.  He is able to do this with the plastic linking chain.  He is also able to pick up the chain and place it in an empty bucket with little assistance.  We are working on putting objects in and taking out while sitting up with support.  Zack’s motions are slow, but he is able to put objects in and take out with some help by adult.  He can sort colours. He smiles when praised for completing task.  He also kicks his legs during circle time with excitement.  He independently does the motions to songs like Twinkle Twinkle and Wheels on the Bus.

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

$58.50 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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Dalton

guardianangelBoy, born 2015

hydrocephalus; disorder of the brain; other pervasive developmental disorder; other hydrocele

Listed: July 26, 2016

$593.42 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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Ashford #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Microcephaly

Ashford enjoys the presence of adults and emotionally expresses himself with laughter, crying and sounds.  He laughs when tickled and smiles when he sees familiar faces.  Ashford is unable to sit, stand, nor does he have head control.  He prefers to be on his stomach.  He does not have coordinated movement of his arms or legs and has little ability to hold a toy.  Ashford’s diagnosis is Microcephaly.  He was born prematurely and received intervention at the hospital at birth.  Some history of convulsions, controlled with medication.  Suspicion of left nasal atresia.

 

B/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

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Shepard

Boy, born 2016

Congenital debility NOS
Unilateral small kidneys
Unilateral inguinal hernia
Atrial septal defect

 Listed: August 2017

Sweet baby boy!!

$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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Benedict

Boy, born 2012

Listed: August 2017

FAS, disorder of the brain, cardiac murmur, cardiomyopathy, exposure to TB, congenital deformities of hip, anemia

He needs a smile!

 

 

$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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Vinny #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis. Muscle hypertonia. Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Hydronephrosis 1st degree

 Listed: August 2017

Vinny is an adorable little boy that is living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He has poor muscle tone and active movements. Coordination is poor as well due to walking on his toes when trying to step (with help). He is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. At the age of 3 months old, he began reacting to sound and looking at objects. Vinny has good control of his head and can roll on his stomach and back. He does not attempt to walk and he has trouble sitting without support. He has spastically increased muscle tone. He does well holding objects but does not pass them hand to hand, but rather to his mouth. Vinny has a good attention span and does well with recognizing individuals. His behavior is calm and very playful when being interacted with. He listens when being communicated with and tries to interact back with syllables and noises. Vinny is a picky eater and very dependent on the work staff.

$946.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $936.90 from MACC donations!

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

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Gregson

Boy, born 2016

Spastic cerebral palsy
cryptorchism
inconclusive laboratory evidence of human immunodeficiency virus of HIV
congenital kidney malformation unspecified
heart murmur

Listed: August 2017

$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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Franklin

Boy, born 2015

disorder of the brain
other osteochondrodyplasia
disease of the gallbladder
short stature
atrial septal defect
cleft uvula

Cutie pie!!!

Listed: Aug 2017

$252.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $252.20 from MACC donations!

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

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Winston L17

Boy, born early 2012
Mixed specific developmental disorder. Psycho-motor and language development delay. Dysmorphism (a specific form of the head and lower jaw)

Listed: July 2017

The boy has brown eyes and light brown hair. The boy has a disability status, his development doesn’t correspond to his age, he doesn’t speak. The boy attends specialized kindergarten and consultations of speech therapist. He can’t eat egg white, bananas, milk, white bread, and sweets. He had a genetic analysis performed and there was no genetic pathology found.

The boy’s characterization provided by the teacher of the kindergarten (2016.) – the boy attends kindergarten since August 2014. In June 2014 pedagogically medical commission has given an opinion that the boy needs special education pre-school program for children with mental development disorders. The boy is kind-hearted, sunny and curious, an observer, but sometimes can be spiteful, wants to be the leader of his peers and also adults. He likes to play with the construction materials and the big toy cars. He observes adults around him and imitates cooking and cleaning. Helps to clean the group and to lay the table according to his abilities in the kindergarten. Tries to take a part in the sports activities in the kindergarten. The boy has acquired self-care skills partially, can eat independently, has started to go to the potty without assistance, but still needs to use diapers. His attention and concentration skills are low.

$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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Jimmy

Boy, born 2012

Microcephaly

 Listed: July 2017

 

$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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Barric L44

Boy, born early 2015
significantly premature child, post-haemorrhagic obstructive hydrocephalus, chronic bronchitis, psycho-motor and physical development delay

Listed: July 2017

The boy has greyish-brown eyes and brown hair. The boy smiles a lot, he likes contact with other people, is interested in toys, likes to be outside, enjoys taking bath. When the boy lays on his stomach, he tries to raise his head and hold it for a short time. He eats well porridge or root vegetables with meat, he is spoon-fed. Mostly is seated in a specialized chair with head positioning.

Physiotherapist: tone imbalance. Slight spastic distally, active reflexes, weak torso; Weak head and torso control in all positions against gravity. In lying down on the back position the head is turned to the right, turns to the abdomen without lifting his head from the surface. The head in comparison to body proportionally large. Poor attention and motivation persistence. Interested in flashing, scintillating texture items. Emotionally labile. The development dynamics is minimal.

$262.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $251.50 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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Mordecai L42

Boy, born fall, 2013
Brain damage, speech articulation disorder

Listed: July 2017

The boy has blue eyes and blonde hair. He is benevolent, likes to be in the focus of attention, he builds contact with ease. The boy likes to play with toys. He requires elevated supervision and cannot eat or drink independently. He still does not walk and talk; adopters should take into consideration that the boy may choke with food, if it is of hard consistence. The boy has severe health problems, he cannot get off a sofa independently and may fall, he needs constant supervision and needs to be strapped in a pushchair. The child suffered from physical abuse, as a result he has multiple location intracerebral haemorrhages, multiple subdural hematoma, multiple rib fractures, symptomatic seizures, psycho-motor development delay.

$315.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $275.00 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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Titus #

Boy:  2015

Listed: June 2017

Titus has a congenital cardiac malformation, specifically an intra pericardial septal defect with volume loading of right cavities.  He has also been diagnosed with atactic cerebral palsy and a moderate mental delay.  Titus enjoys holding toys and reaches for a toy if it is out in front of him.  He is able to sit without support and stand up with support.  He smiles and waves his arms and legs when excited and expresses excitement when he hears sounds he likes.  Titus enjoys listening to children’s songs.

 

b/c we only have his file for a short time, donations cannot be accepted until a family is found for him

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Nikko

Boy, born 2013

Hk-1

Listed: June 2017

Nikko is a sweet little boy looking for a home. Nikko has Congenital Hypoventilation Syndrome and Hisrschsprug’s Disease. He also suffers from Congenital Left Eye, Ptosis and Marcus Gunn Phenomenon.  Nikko has normal vision and hearing.  He is unable to speak but always makes sounds to show his wants or draw others’ attention. He can show where his hands, feet, eyes, ears, month, nose and head. Nikko enjoys eating and loves rice cereal with chopped meat.  He can feed himself with a spoon.  He likes to drink milk, water, and fruit juice. He can stand by himself and walk around by himself for about 10 seconds.

Nikko is not afraid of strangers and welcomes everyone approaching and talking to him.  He also enjoys being held by others and bathing.  Nikko has learned to use smart phone and toy-computer.  He presses the button himself when someone holds the phone for him and asks to take selfie photo with him.  He also plays music and shows people the blinking lights when he is playing the toy-computer. Nikko needs a Trilogy Ventilator, Oxygen Pulse and Oximentry Monitor.  He’s eagerly looking for a new family.

Photos available for inquiring families.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Talbert #

 Boy: 2012

Listed 5/2017

Special needs: born to a mother with symptomatic epilepsy acquired following encephalitis, who was on anti-convulsant therapy and had epileptic seizures while pregnant.
Talbert was diagnosed with: Mixed specific disorders of the psychological development. Expressive speech disorder. Mild mental delay, with no or minimal disturbance of behavior. Bronchial asthma. Single febrile seizure (at the age of 3 years)

Talbert is radiant, playful and energetic boy. He likes to play with toy cars and soap bubbles. He has formed a preferred relationship with his foster mother. He does not demonstrate aggression or self-aggression.

Talbert makes progress over time, albeit slowly – the emotions he expresses and his playing are becoming more diverse over time;  his vocabulary has enriched and he can now tries to connect several words in simple sentences so he has progressed in the area of speech as well. It is expected that once Talbert gets provided with more regular and intensive sessions with a psychologist and a speech therapist, he would progress much further. Talbert has the capacity to develop further when placed in his forever family environment and given the chance to explore his surroundings and try new things more freely.

Video available.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Marvin #

Boy: 2014

Listed: 5/2017

Marvin is an adorable, lively little boy. He was born prematurely.  Marvin suffers from Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (a chronic lung disease) and has partial necrosis of fingers 2-4 on his left hand and a total of 5 fingers on his right hand. He also has respiratory distress syndrome and Hyaline membrane disease, a neonatal respiratory disease. Marvin also has Craniosynostosis.

Marvin has no language skills and likes to play with toys. While he doesn’t know how to use the toys, he still attempts to play with them. He plays with them and puts them in his mouth when they are handed to him. He can walk without help and likes to be mobile. He can hold a pencil but doesn’t try to write or draw with it.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him

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Abbott

Boy, born 2013

Disorder of the Brain
Hepatitis C

  Listed: May 2017

$90.00 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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Cayden

Boy, born 2015

new picture coming!

Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula
Ventricular septal defect,
Disorder of brain, unspecified

Listed: May 2017

$99.00 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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Champ

Boy, born 2013
T-A
Premature, traumatic birth, history of seizures

Listed: May 2017

Champ was born one month premature and he suffered from HIE (hypoxic-ischemi encephalopathy) which is basically brain damage caused by lack of oxygen.  All of his medical complications, except for the cleft lip and palate, were caused by his traumatic birth.

Champ has received loving care by foster families.  Focus has been on furthering therapies and working on feeding. In late 2014, he had surgery to place a gastric feeding tube to allow him to learn to swallow.

He currently has therapies; physical, occupational, and speech/feeding, three days a week at a local hospital.  He takes medicine for seizures and muscle spasms.  He has struggled with respiratory tract infections due to aspiration and excess sputum, in the past. Currently he is doing well.

Champ does recognize his name when spoken, the request to raise his head and cough, and praise words like “good boy”, and the words “all done”. He calms when soothed and is able to cry and express dislikes through sounds and body language. He has been given a “Flash” vision test and it was determined that he can see, but the level of clarity cannot be determine from this test. The seizure medicines have caused some vision problems. He is far sighted and possibly has some tunnel vision. He wears glasses for up close vision when we are feeding him and when we show him books, flash cards, and toys.

He is thriving and gaining weight and length well. He is very sweet, smiles sometimes, and loves to be cuddled, twirled and swung. He bonded well with his first foster family and again with his second foster family. He is very aware of people and likes to look at our large dog, the movie Frozen, American football and the Baby First TV Channel. He can focus on things and track items, but he is slow in moving his eyes to do so. His hearing appears to be good, he responds to sounds and startles at loud sounds. He has some tactile sensitivity, but this area continues to improve and he enjoys having his feet massaged. He doesn’t use his hands much, due in part to some sensory issues. I believe with the right therapy, this will improve. He will push away things he doesn’t like, and will sometimes bat at toys and pull things to his head.

From his first foster family:   I think it’s important to share with potential adoptive families that Champ’s condition hasn’t stopped changing and improving since he’s been fostered.  He thrives on love, continuity, and regular stimulation/therapy.  It’s also important to know, something that is hard to see in videos and pictures, that he has a great capacity to give and receive love.  I know many parents who are willing to adopt special needs children, who aren’t daunted by the physical care, are just afraid they will never be able to give or receive love from their adopted child.  With Champ this is not the case.  In the eight months we had him, I can say WITHOUT a doubt that he KNEW and LOVED both of us, and was able to receive the same love from us.

$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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Augustin

Boy, born 2012

disorder of the brain
atrial septal defect
valgus deformity
organic disorder of personality and behavior with cognitive delays

Listed: April 2017

New picture (left) May 2017.

$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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Scotty #

Boy: age 2

Diagnosis: Lumbar spina bifida (surgically corrected), grand mal seizures, spastic cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus

Listed: March 2017

Scotty has little support from his legs.  His head control has improved and he can turn from his back to his belly.  He sits independently by holding on to the bars of his crib and also makes attempts to stand up.  Scotty can hold toys in his hands and tries to clap!  He maintains eye contact and recognizes the faces of his caregivers.  Scotty expresses appropriate emotions to happiness and agitation and will laugh out loud when teases.  He imitates and pronounces combinations of sounds and syllables.  Scotty interacts with all children and caregivers.  He likes music and toys.  Scotty is fed by a spoon and receives additional nutrition from a bottle.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Paddy #

Boy:Born July 2012

Hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, astigmatism

Listed: March 2017

Paddy can turn over on his own, and sits independently. He will walk holding hands or using a walker, but does not like to walk over uneven surfaces.  He likes musical toys and has recently started imitating simple actions like a ring stacker.  Paddy likes to interact with familiar adults and may pout when they leave.  He eats mashed food and drinks from a cup.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

More information and pictures may be available from his agency.

Update from a family that met him in 2015. Paddy is a truly beautiful boy! He does have some behaviors, shrieking and flapping for the majority of the time we observed him. He did not make eye contact with us or the staff. We asked the staff about his medical information and they stated that he did not need regular transfusions, but did have a seizure disorder. A family that is prepared to deal with autistic like behaviors would be ideal!

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Anthony #

anthonyBoy, age 1.5
Neonatal, cerebral schemia; hydrocephalus; ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Listed: March 2017

Anthony is an adorable, sweet 1 year old! Anthony has a lack of development physically and neurologically. In late 2015, a ventriculoperiteneal shunt was placed and he has been free of seizures since then. He cannot sit upright by himself and does not talk, but responds to sound. Anthony is tube fed due to lack of suck reflex. He does not react well to teasing or tactile stimulation by smiling but by irritation and crying.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Zachary

zacharyBoy, born 2012

Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Available end of summer 2017!

Listed: Feb 2017

 

$47.50 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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Boyd #

boydBoy, age: 1 year 8 months

Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting the facial area (high forehead, dolichocephaly, bigger nose, microretrognathia, macroglossia); pes equinovarus; severely delayed neuropsychological development; severe generalized muscle hypotonia more affecting the lower limbs

Listed: Jan 2017

Positive dynamics in Boyd’s status and improvement of his muscle tone have been observed in the last months. Boyd has marked slight increase in his spontaneous motor activity, too.

Boyd’s caregiver and the head nurse from his ward share that he has been making a constant, albeit very slow, progress in his development since his placement in the orphanage. They both share that Boyd is like a baby and needs a lot of patience but they both believe he also has the potential to continue progressing in his development. Boyd would greatly benefit if he is adopted by a family who can meet his medical needs but also provide him with proper stimulation and personal attention. Most of all, little Boyd needs a forever family who would accept and love him unconditionally.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Ronald

ronaldBoy, born 2014
Brain affection of unspecified etiology, congenital multiple arthrogryposis, Jarcho-Levin syndrome, Freeman-Sheldon syndrome

Listed: Oct 5, 2014

Ronald has a matching grant of $200!  When his MACC grant reaches $386, he will receive an additional $200!

$1,663.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $267.00 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!