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.

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“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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Rory

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born June 2011

Cerebral palsy dyskinetic (hyperkinetic) type

 

What a little love!  Another one who is so young and will greatly benefit from therapy and a family.  Someone scoop him up!

 

Rory has 4 older siblings; 2 of them are in the same region and available for adoption.  His available brothers were born in 2006 and 2003.

$1,149.50 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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Josh

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

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

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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Chase

Chase (8) Chase (15)Boy, born October 2011
PRC
Delayed psychomotor

Are you ready for this cuteness? Say hi to 2.5 year old, Chase! Chase is listed as having psychomotor delays. Chase is very mobile and has good movement. He has received daily therapy over the past year to help with his motor skills and is learning to crawl and walk. It takes him some time to learn these skills. While he does not learn quickly, he does try. He is not potty trained yet, but when they put him on the toilet, he will go. Chase lives in the orphanage and he seems to be a very happy boy. He does not seem to be slowed down by his special need.

$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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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.

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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Gregory #

Boy: 2012

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Gregory has lived in a home for children needing medical care since he was five months old. He was born prematurely fourth degree.  No hospitalizations have been required since the placement in the Home for medical and social care.  He is now a five-year-old child with diagnosis Cerebral palsy – quadriparesis syndrome. Microcephaly. Retinopathy. He has a delay in the physical and neuro-psychological development. The child is at apparent age not corresponding to his age, with severely impaired general condition. He is able to hold his head upright for a short period while lying on his belly. Increased muscular tone for lower and upper limbs. He reacts to light, sound, tact and heat sources. He perceives familiar people, looks at objects and faces. He is able to track moving objects with his sight. He does not able to reach a toy, but if it is in his hand, he is able to hold it for a while. He listens to a speech and reacts with smile, turns his head and makes sounds. He expresses positive emotions when someone talks and plays with him. He expresses his emotion with smile, sounds and chaotic waving of hands. He shows different reactions of pleasure – he calms from familiar voice and when is held by someone, he cries when he is hungry and when he is not feeling comfortable. He eats five times a day, blended food only. He eats slow and with breaks. Unsuccessful try to eat solid food, he is not able to chew and has difficulties with swallowing. He is calm while bathing, dressing and undressing.  Since the child was placed in the Home for medical and social care, he eats via a nasogastric probe. The suction and swallowing reflex were renewed. He has started to eat bigger amounts of food and liquids. He is still not able to chew. The weight is below normal for his age. The Anemic syndrome is controlled. Active rehabilitation is conducted. Consultations were conducted with child neurologist, neurosurgeon, ophthalmologist, orthopedist, as well as brain imaging that confirm the basic diagnosis. With assessment from Labour Expert Medical Commission 95% with additional help. There are positive changes in the emotional development.

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Titus #

Boy:  2015

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

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

 

$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

$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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Kyle

Boy, almost 3 years

FAS, microdeletion syndrome 15q13.3, facial dysmorphia, speech delay, hyperopia (wear glasses)

This sweet boy is very energetic and friendly. He loves kisses and cuddles.

He was neglected by his biological mother and made a huge progress after his placement to a foster family. He attends a small preschool with 4-5 other children since September 2016 and enjoys it very much. His vocabulary enlarged and he can concentrate for a long time. He knows kids and caregivers names and has no problem with sharing toys. Everybody likes him and per his caregivers’ opinion he can be a leader in his group.

He has a good appetite but very fragile and petite. He can eat without help. He still wear diapers and learning how to use a potty. He likes to help cleaning the house and we have a video where you can see his energy and excitement of vacuuming the floor!

$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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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.

$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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Corin

Boy, born 2016

sweet boy needs love!

Spina Bifida

Listed: May 2017

$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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Kelton #11-57

Boy: 2013

Listed: April 2017

Kelton is very curious and is a happy boy most of the time.  He is unable to walk without aid, but he tries to get around when he sees and interesting toy near him, and will grab and play with a toy for long period of time.  This social boy enjoys playing with and receiving attention from other kiddos and his caretakers. He has been diagnosed with Spina bifida and Hydrocephaly.   Precious Kelton is ready to join a loving families that can provide for his needs.

Videos of Kelton are available upon request.

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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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.

$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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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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Maximus #

Boy: 2012

Moderate cognitive and speech delay

Listed: March 2017

Maximus like to play with musical toys.  He understands his name and reacts when called.  He can point to body parts when asked too.  Maximus is nonverbal, but can point to pictures of familiar objects.  He prefers to interact with adults and shows affection when they are familiar to him.  He is introverted when interacting with other children still.  He eats independently and is potty trained.

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 photos/file are available from his agency.

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Clifton #

 Boy: Born 2012

specific disorders of motor function development, Moderate mental delay, ectopic left kidney, strabismus

Listed: March 2017

Clifton lives with a foster family.  He loves to listen to music and dance and is always looking for a dancing partner! His foster family is working on him walking longer distances independently.  He is learning how to play with toys and interact appropriately with other children.  He has few words and does not follow verbal directions.  Clifton is receiving therapy multiple times a week.

Update 5/2017

Special needs: born with positive Wassermann test result; he underwent treatment with Penicillin; ectopic left kidney; convergent concomitant strabismus; hypermetropia (long-sightedness); dolichocephaly; Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type I; irritable bowel syndrome without diarrhea; secondary lactase deficiency; food allergy – slight intolerance to foods containing gluten, dairy products and eggs;delayed physical development; generalized developmental disorder; moderate mental delay

Clifton’s gross motor skills are well-developed – he moves around independently, even at long distances, and he has no difficulties walking on different surfaces. He can now run (since the beginning of January 2017). The deficits noted previously in Clifton’s fine motor skills have been compensated to a great extent. He can transfer small elements with a spoon from one bowl into another with an adult’s assistance, he plays with certain materials and toys, he clips and unclips clothes pegs, he looks for an object hidden in the sand and he takes it out with great interest. He holds a pencil and leaves pale traces with it on a sheet of paper. He does great eating with a spoon. Clifton accepts the toothbrush and allows for his teeth to be brushed.

It happens more and more rarely for Clifton to demonstrate anxiety in response to being introduced to unfamiliar places and people. The stereotypic movements he demonstrates when someone initiates interactions with him have decreased significantly. He imitates actions he has observed more often and more successfully than before. Clifton becomes lively and starts dancing whenever someone is singing or plays music.

Clifton is  calm in his new foster family, he often smiles and he laughs aloud while playing with an adult (or with the girls in the foster family). He is especially attached to the foster father and the younger daughter in the family. Clifton has become a lot more sociable in the last 6 months: he seeks children’s attention, initiates interactions, accepts unfamiliar people a lot easier, maintains a smaller distance between himself and others and makes eye contact.

Although Clifton has poor passive vocabulary, he follows simple instructions provided that those are accompanied by nonverbal means of communication. His speech development is at the level of producing chains of syllables. He uses “No” appropriately so as to express his disagreement, he sometimes uses “Yes” and “Give me”.

Clifton initiates physical and emotional contact with his foster parents and their children as well as with the specialists working with him. He is especially attached to the foster father and the youngest daughter in the foster family. His interactions with other children have changed significantly – he plays with them for a long time and he is making attempts to cooperate with them.

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 photos/file are available from his agency

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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.

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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.