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Mayson

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Mason, born April of 2008, has an infectious smile! Mason can walk and can go up and down stairs independently. He likes playing on the slide, riding the wood horse on the playground, and chasing and playing with other children. Mason can use a spoon to eat and a cup to drink water. He can put on and take off his own clothes and shoes. Mason is toilet trained and washes his hands after going. He can brush his teeth and wash his face every morning. Mason understands the teacher’s instructions and follows through. He likes to play with toys and read books with other children in the activity room. Mason is described by his caretakers as positive, active, mild-mannered, smiley and kind to others. He can speak, but not clearly. His clearest word is “ayi.” Mason likes to help his caretakers by sweeping the floor, cleaning the table, etc. Mason was born with down syndrome and esotropia.

Mason has good self care skills. He “is sad if you tell him no.” He doesn’t talk much, but does make simple noises and can say some simple words. He attends the special education school. He is a happy child. Mason helps his teacher clean up the classroom. His teacher enjoys him and reports he is a high functioning child.

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-mason
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-mason5
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-mason6

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Mason’s adoption with his current agency.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Lyla

Girl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Lyla likes to smile at familiar people. Lyla’s caretakers describe her as shy and well-mannered. She can walk, get out of her bed, find her bed, and get in her bed on her own. She can drink water out of a bottle, grasp biscuits, and use a spoon to eat. She likes to play on her own with rattles and plush toys. Lyla also enjoys playing happily with another child in a crib adjacent to hers. She likes riding the wood horse and will even move the wood horse out to ride it on the playground. Lyla can play on the slide and can do simple morning exercises, along with the teacher. She will watch and listen to anyone talking to her and understands simple instructions, such as ‘put the trash into the trash can.’ She can say “ayi,” “jiejie,” and other simple words. Lyla is not potty trained. Lyla was born with down syndrome and polydactyl of the right thumb. It is clear that she has spent far too much time in a crib, which has led her to be more delayed than most children her age. Lyla needs a family who will get her out, meet her where she’s at, and get her access to the resources she needs to succeed!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Lyla’s adoption with her current agency.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Reece

Boy, born 2016
Reece was born with down syndrome and communicating hydrocephalus.

Listed: Feb 2018

Reece is quite the cutie! Those cheeks! Those lips! This little heart-melter can turn over, crawl, hold his feet to play, and reach his hands to grab toys out of reach. Reece can track moving people or rolling toys and responds if his name is called. He can make sounds. Reece is described as positive, active, smart, and happy. He likes playing with toys.

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-reece

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Reece’s adoption with his current agency.

$214.00 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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Molly

Girl, born 2006

Listed: Feb 2018

Molly has cerebral palsy. She can sit independently for short periods of time. She has a feeding tube to supplement her nutrition and help her gain weight, but she continues to eat her meals by mouth. She likes self feeding with hand over hand support. She is potty-trained using a Rifton chair. She tries very hard to communicate using limited sign and speech. She has an eye gaze-controlled computer which allows her to communicate with others. Molly is laid back and content. She loves to be included and likes being silly and goofy. She is very intelligent but has a difficult time showing what she knows given her communication limitations. Knows her English alphabet and can read simple words. Can spell her name. Enjoys playing games (she is competitive) and listening to stories (she can recap the plots of simple stories by selecting images that correspond with the plot). Likes to color. Enjoys being social and playing with other kids, especially make believe (baby dolls are her favorite).

*** I am 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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Penny

Girl, born 2009

Penny appears to have a genetic syndrome – possibly Rubinstein-Taybi – but further genetic testing is required to confirm. It was also discovered in January 2016 that she is profoundly deaf. Left eye convergent strabismus, right eye dominant, wears glasses.

Listed: Feb 2018

Penny is a very joyful child who is known for her laughter and constant smile! She attends an onsite school where she is working on using picture cards to communicate and completing fine motor tasks. Penny learned how to crawl in October 2017 and crawls all around the house. She receives physical therapy 3-4 times a week and is currently pulling up into a tall kneel for several minutes at a time. Penny’s joints hyperextend and she wears leg braces when she bears weight. With her leg braces on she is currently standing up to 30 minutes at a time twice a day. When she bears weight she will attempt to take steps and would benefit from a gait trainer. Penny self feeds herself snacks and rice and is drinking from a sippy cup or open cup. She enjoys being around other children and adults and is bonded to her primary caregiver. Penny is an easygoing child who is loved by everyone who meets her!

$180.00 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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Ginger

Girl, born 2004

Listed: Feb 2018

Ginger has cerebral palsy and intellectual delay. She can walk independently but is a bit wobbly on unstable surfaces. When she has her glasses on she is more stable. She is adorable, friendly, and eager to learn and explore. She is non verbal. She can say a few words that are not very clear, however those who know her know what she is saying. She knows some signs such as water, eat, bathroom. She loves to be a helper to the teachers in her onsite special class. She can identify letters and numbers 1-10 by pointing to the correct answer. She knows her English alphabet in sign language and her colors. She is currently scribbling as she has difficulty holding the pencil. She is working on tasks in school like beading, using a pincer grasp, and developing her gross motor skills such as walking in a straight line.

*** I am 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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Levi

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula

 

$129.90 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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Eden

Girl, born 2014

Eden is completely blind and has profound hearing loss. She received bilateral cochlear implants and is responding to sound and making many new sounds, although not yet saying any words.

Listed: Feb 2018

Eden has delayed milestones as a result of having no visual or auditory input for so long, but we are excited to see how she progresses over the coming months. She attends an on-site preschool every morning. She can sometimes get overwhelmed by the new sounds she is hearing, and when she feels this way, she tries to take her speech processors off. Eden has some self-stimulating behaviors. She loves to splash in the water and is getting better and better at walking independently with her guide cane. She loves to swing and rock in her rocking horse. She loves to cuddle. She has started to take several steps on her own, and also while holding onto a push toy (pre guide cane) or her cane.

$10.80 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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Dinah

Girl, born 2008

Dinah has nystagmus, diplegic cerebral palsy, and speech delay (nonverbal). She can walk independently and can feed herself. She is becoming more independent and is currently working on dressing herself. Is not potty trained but could probably learn in a more stable
family environment.

Listed: Feb 2018

Dinah is giggly, likes to snuggle, sweet, content. Will play with toys, seek out preferred toys, and seek out preferred children to play beside. She has been working on using a simple voice-output communication system to greet the other children and choose between two toy options. She is social and gets very excited when surrounded by lots of people. She likes to do what the other children are doing. She can follow simple commands in English and can identify body parts by touching them when asked.

She shows ability to build strong attachments and follows her preferred caregiver and opens her arms for a hug. She loves to dance and immediately stands up and starts dancing when music comes on.

*** I am 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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Daylan

Boy, born 2007
quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy; takes medication to control seizures

Listed: Feb 2018

Daylan is a social, happy, enthusiastic, intelligent boy who loves to play with toys, other kids, and adults. He is quite communicative despite speech challenges. He appropriately and spontaneously uses modified sign language for water, eat, more, and all done. He also communicates through vocalizations, facial expressions, and gesturing. Has a customized wheelchair. He independently rolls and scoots around on the floor. He can sit independently with back support and is working on sitting independently without support. He can walk with someone holding him at his arms and can stand holding the railing for short periods of time.

Daylan is a hard-worker and very motivated to participate in activities and perform as independently as possible. He attends onsite school 5 days a week and he loves to learn. He is a joyful, amazing kid. He has a great sense of humor and enjoys making others laugh by sticking out his tongue, tickling, and acting silly. He knows his colors and can point to the correct color when asked. He can identify numbers 1 to 10. He has a lot of potential to learn.

*** I am 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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Tabitha June

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD and PDA, which she has since received surgery to correct

Listed: Feb 2018

Tabitha is a cute and quiet little girl!  Tabitha can speak short sentences and interacts well with her caretaker and her teacher. She gets along well with the other children and likes to help put the chairs in their place, collect notebooks, etc. She is independent in her care – able to eat, wash her hands, put on and take off her own clothes and shoes, etc. She is in the pre-school class at the Sunshine school at her orphanage. Tabitha recognizes the numbers 1-10 and can count to 5. She is not a picky eater and is a good sleeper. Tabitha likes playing with balls, scooters, toy cars, singing children’s songs, and reading books.

Tabitha is a high functioning young girl. She has no temper and is quiet and easygoing. She gets along well with other kids and can follow most commands. She is potty trained. She can feed herself, however, she needs some help to put on clothes. She can say words like, “ayi”, “jiejie”. She can learn and likes drawing. She can sing songs. Overall, she is an easygoing, high functioning child with Down Syndrome.

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha2

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha3

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Tabitha’s adoption.

$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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Victoria

Girl, born 2004
Visual impairment (one side anophthalmia, other eye has microphthalmia and a coloboma). Minimal vision.  Mild developmental delay. Bright, giggly, vibrant young lady.

Listed: Feb 2018

Victoria would do well in a family without younger siblings. She is quite independent despite her low vision. She attends a rehab center where she gets private tutoring. She can read large print and reads and writes at a beginner level. She can do simple addition and subtraction facts in her head. She has a lot of energy and loves socializing, and simply needs constructive outlets for her energy. She is independent with her self care. She loves to color and dance.

She enjoys being the center of attention and moves around comfortably and independently. She loves playing games outdoors, walking in the park, dancing, art, and running around. She is able to communicate at a beginner level in English, and is fluent in her native language. She brings a lot of joy to her environment, and is often spotted with a smile on her face.

*** I am 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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Esther

Girl, born 2005
Mild cerebral palsy, monoplegia (only left hand affected), developmental and speech delay; seizure history

Listed: Feb 2018

Esther speaks her native language fluently and understands some English. Her sentences in both languages are not clear and she needs the support of a speech therapist. She is on medication to control seizures and is seizure free. She tends to have trouble concentrating and attending to conversation. Social skills are delayed but she is well liked by the other girls and plays nicely. She has memorized her alphabet and numbers 1 to 200. She is writing four letter words neatly. She thrives from having adult attention and asks desperately when her family is coming. She is learning appropriate boundaries with strangers and tends to request hugs from any adult.

Esther likes jumping on the trampoline, cuddling with caregivers, coloring, dancing and singing. Esther likes to be active with the other children in her house, but she also is comfortable entertaining herself with books and other quiet activities.

*** I am 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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Maclaine

Girl: 2010

Listed: Feb. 2018

Special needs – Cerebral palsy, premature birth

 

 

$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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Major

Boy: 2011

Diagnosis : neurofibromatosis type 1, aphasia, premature birth

Listed: Feb 2018

This little boy resides at the foster family since November 2011.   His foster mother described him as a very cheerful and smart child. He is always smiling and eager to help her with everything.  Despite of his aphasia, he has interest and ability to learn some English words and communicate with some English speaking children in his preschool. His vocabulary is getting bigger and bigger in his native language and English!

$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 2004
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Zane has Down syndrome. He is very high functioning and independent. He can speak his native language fluently and his speech is clear. He understands and speaks some English as well. He is independent with self care and requires no support with tasks such as feeding himself, dressing, and bathing himself. He can write his name and read short words in English. He is a sweet kid, never aggressive, and has good relationships with the other boys and staff. He is communicative and very funny. He is socially motivated and likes to meet new friends.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Dane

Boy, born February 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Dane enjoys music!

Dane is a gentle, content little boy who loves listening to music. He was born with Down syndrome and is slower than his peer in achieving his developmental milestones. However, he is making good progress and is crawling and loves to explore toys that make noises. Dane is a kid who would greatly benefit from early intervention services and the one-on-one stimulation that only a family can provide.

Are you the one to make Dane feel special?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through his current agency.

$116.00 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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Mario

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Mario loves to cuddle!

Mario is quiet, content little boy who loves to be picked up and hugged. Mario was born with Down syndrome, and hypospadias. He is slower in his development than his peers, but is getting stronger and more engaged every day. He can roll-over, and eagerly grab and manipulate toys. Mario needs a family can provide him with unconditional love and support him with services to help to him reach his potential.

Are you ready for Mario’s hugs?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with his current agency.

$111.00 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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Neil

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 2018

Neil is a budding car fanatic!

Neil is a quiet little boy who loves playing with cars. He was born with Down syndrome and his development is delayed. Neil crawls but is not yet able to walk. His love of cars has helped him develop his fine motor skills. Neil will need a family who is devoted to getting him extra services to help him thrive.

Will you be the one to play cars with Neil?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with his current agency.

$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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Cory

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Cory has been busy learning so many new things!

Listed: January 2018

Sweet Cory is a gentle and friendly boy. He loves to play. Some of his favorite things are books, blocks, and balls. Cory was born with Down syndrome and has a repaired heart defect. In the last year Cory has had the great benefit of living with a foster family and attending a special preschool. This has given him the opportunity to learn so much more than he might have in an institutional setting. Recently he even had the chance to do a little cooking – complete with Chef’s hat! Cory has made so much progress in his development this year, we can only image the things he will do in a family of his own!

Will you be the one to share new experiences with Cory?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with Cory’s current agency.

$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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Kolton

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: January 2018

Kolton is a natural performer!

Mischievous Kolton loves performing for his nannies, his friends, and any visitors who stop by. This outgoing boy has a good sense of humor and loves to make people laugh. He’s a quick imitator and often encourages the nannies to sit down so he can be the “Teacher”. Kolton was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect. His physical development is good and he can run quite fast! Kolton’s speech is not clear and he only has a few words. He relies mainly on a form of sign language to communicate. Kolton need a family who is ready to access a range of services to help this young actor reach his potential.

Are you ready for some play acting with Kolton?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with his current agency.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Connor

Boy, born 2013
quadriplegic cerebral palsy

Listed: January 2018

Connor is a very sweet, lovable boy! He has some spasticity and some hypotonicity. Due to dysphagia and reflux he underwent surgery for gastrostomy button placement and fundoplication. Connor loves to be held and carried and to gaze into a caregiver’s eyes. He is capable of strong bond with trusted caregiver and is calm and quiet in demeanor. He shows signs of strong preference to being with adults he has a good relationship with versus new people or visitors. He attends an onsite special education preschool five mornings per week and enjoys music and colorful toys. He can sort objects by color. He will reach out to make a selection between 2 objects. He can use an adaptive switch to operate a toy. He understands what is said to him. He responds yes and no by nods of his head. He laughs at jokes.

Connor is eligible for a $5000 grant from a specific adoption agency.

$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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Naomi

Girl, born 2005
Down Syndrome, myxomatous mitral valve, mild TR, tends to be very healthy, good tone, needs speech therapy.

Listed: January 2018

Naomi can identify colors and body parts. She can speak but her articulation is poor and speech is not very clear. She strings together 3-4 words in both English and her native language. Psychological evaluation in September 2015 reported a mild intellectual delay. She can write letters, numbers, and shapes. She comprehends reasonably well and follows simple instructions. She is independent for self care. Quiet, friendly, comical, obedient, sweet-tempered, hard-working. Naomi Has a unique fashion sense and likes to choose her own outfits.

Naomi attends on-site school. She knows all of her uppercase and lowercase letters and can write them. Her handwriting is very neat. She can copy write numbers 1-10. She is very quiet but is most talkative during games of her choosing. She is not clumsy and does well and is independent with sports/games night with activities including basketball, hula hoop, 3 legged race.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Rusty

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome
Atrioventricular septal defect
Congenital malformation of kidney
Hydrocele

Listed: January 2018

$289.00 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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Kristen

Girl, born 2017

disorder of the brain
cleft palate
congenital absence of hand and finger
optic atrophy
other lack of expected normal physiological development
ventricular septal defect

Listed: January 2018

$246.60 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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Kamden

Boy, born 2014

sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system
severe mental retardation
undescended testicle
congenital dislocation of hip
strabismus
atrial septal defect

Listed: January 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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Javier

Boy, born 2013

HIV
Protein-energy malnutrition,
other organic personality and behavioural disorder due to brain disease, damage

Listed: January 2018

$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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Mychal

Boy, born 2013

HIV
Protein-energy malnutrition
other specified disorders of brain

Listed: January 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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Paxon and Darnell

Boy, born 2012
Other disorders of the nervous system
Expressive language disorder
other disorder of psychological development
nonorganic enuresis
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
cardiomyopathy

 

Boy, born 2015
other specified disorder of central nervous system
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
ventral hernia
cardiomyopathy

The also have a brother born 2010

Listed: January 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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Sage

Boy, born 2007
He is missing one kidney (one kydney agenesia) and his other one is donor kydney.

Listed: January 2018

The boy is very smart, he has all the independent skills, he takes his medicine and wants to go to school with other children but he catches infectious diseases easily. Due to his condition he can’t have colds often. He has to do blood tests and other tests connected with kidney function monthly.

We need family for him asap because there is no medicine for his condition in his country.

*** I am 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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Jenny

Girl, 12.5 years old
PRC
Cerebral palsy, developmental delays

Listed: January 2018

Jenny is a hardworking child, as long as there is encouragement from caregivers, no matter how difficult a project or task is, she will try to complete it, but she sometimes needs to ask for help from the nannies. She couldn’t roll over when she first came but now through the efforts of her caregivers, she can crawl quickly if you let her go, and now she can go where she wants to be.

She is practicing crawling (with her elbows, not on fours) but she falls easily and rolls over. Jenny stands every day on a stand and does fine motor and daily knowledge (general knowledge).The nannies care about Jenny, probably because she is willing to interact with them. Jenny has a good sense of humor, and she can always find things that funny or fun. Jenny is learning to eat now. Her greatest difficulty is the tension of her arms, and her arms cannot reach very high.

Jenny loves to play new games and tries new activities. She can identify a lot of picture objects; airplane, pencil, animal, ladder, different person, and so on.  She can use pictures to choose or answer questions.

Jenny knows her colors, some shapes and many other things. She can express her feelings and but she seldom cries, unless she is sick. When she gets sick she will cry to tell you that she doesn’t want to do what she usually does every day.  Jenny will express happiness, excitement, anger, being full after eating, fear, un-comfortableness, hesitant, and willing/unwillingness and she will always find ways to let other people know what she wants.  Jenny’s nannies care for her very much and call her “Daughter” and their dream is to see her like a butterfly opening it’s wings to fly.

*** I am 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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Kassidy

November 2016

2014

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Blind, Anemia, declining health

Listed: January 2018

VERY URGENT! * 7 years old * blind * beautiful * her health is declining for unknown reasons *

“Meet Kassidy! She is such a beautiful little love. Her health has declined since her last official medical report and she really needs a family. Our team’s PT feels there is a possibility she could improve so much with the love of a family and access to good medical care.”

Report from April 2011 – A pretty great report for a 19 month old:
Kassidy is extroverted, active and restless, sometimes she is stubborn. She loves being cuddled by caregivers the most. Since she is smart and lovely, everyone loves her and hopes she could find a family of her own to enjoy a happy and lovely family life facilitating her healthy development. She is smart and is able to crawl, take steps while holding onto handrails, take steps with one hand held, imitate words, and speak 3-5 words. She uses thumbs and index fingers deftly and is able to pick up a pill with her thumbs and index fingers. She is a very cute baby with fair complexion. She is not a picky eater and eats every good we give her, therefore, she has a chubby face. She has a lovely mouth and she often sucks her fingers as if sucking a soother, which is very cute.

Report from November 2016 – From an advocate who met Kassidy: “Kassidy did not interact with environment or caregiver to determine personality. Maintained fetal position sleeping. Did move her face and arms in response to cold washcloth on face. We observed no noises. She has low muscle tone, hyporeflexia. No contractures noted. Can’t stand or walk. Appears to be failure to thrive. She overall demonstrates severe delays in all domains. She appears to have declined in general health per report of previous function.”

$207.90 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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Joaquin

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (ASD)

Listed: January 2018

Joaquin is a cutie pie who was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- an ASD that appears to have closed on its own. Joaquin is said to always have a smile on his face ad laughs out loud when teased. Joaquin loves when his caregivers lovingly touch him or hold him. He carefully concentrates on his caretaker’s face and expressions when she works with him on exercises. At 9 months of age, he was making sounds to respond to his caretakers and could roll over and crawl across a room. Joaquin was good at grabbing for toys and holding onto them. He also was able to recognize his name and could track sound. He reads his caregiver’s facial expressions well and responds appropriately. Joaquin has stranger anxiety that is typical for a child his age and is close with his special caregiver. He loves to hold her hand and smiles at her when she smiles at him or when she compliments him. When the weather is nice, Joaquin enjoys outdoor time. He has a good appetite and is a good sleeper too. Joaquin is quiet and obedient and likes to play with his favorite toys or play games with other children, led by his caretakers. We hope this handsome little fella finds a family who can get him home while he is still so young!

Video:  https://vimeo.com/254420871

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Joaquin’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$295.50 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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Maisie

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2018

Precious little Maisie is described by her caretakers as calm, outgoing, cute, easy-going, and lovely. When Maisie sees familiar people, she is happy and laughs. She likes her caregivers to hold her up and tease her. She is an active little girl who likes to hold and play with brightly colored toys. Maisie was rolling over and sitting with support at 7 months of age. She also responded to her name being called. Maisie has been living with a foster family inside the orphanage since July of 2017 and she is very close to her foster mother and enjoys playing with her foster siblings. She receives early intervention, PT, and education daily. She is making sounds, is a good eater and sleeper, and is starting to stand with support. Her orphanage sent an update in January 2018 – be sure to watch her new VIDEO!   Contact the agency to read her full written update. We hope her family will see her soon and bring her home while she is still so young!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Maisie’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$236.14 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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Emma

Girl, born 2009; Mild Mental Delay
Girl, born 2002 (sister)

Listed: April 25, 2016

Updated pics/info August 2016


Emma is going to be transferred into the school orphanage for mentally delayed children, and it is not the best place to anybody. The orphanage may keep her only till summer 2016, and then she will be transferred!

She is much educationally delayed. She is pretty friendly and calm. But her memory is not good, and it is hard for her to remember any rhymes or poems.

This girl needs a patient family who will love her and care of her. She deserves it!

$1,183.90 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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Addison

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Epilepsy, delays

Listed: January 2018

Addison is a petite and precious three-year-old girl who loves to be cuddled. When Addison was younger, she could walk independently and she had good fine motor skills. She could take small things out a bottle, turn the pages of a book, and take off her own socks. Addison loved to wave hello and goodbye, clap her hands, and blow kisses. Her nanny adored her and often took her to play on the playground. Addison could speak simple words, such as mom and sister and she could understand the adult’s instruction. She was described as cooperative, active, full of expression, and adored. Addison was sometimes mischievous and would occasionally lose her temper, as any 2-3 year-old would. She enjoyed the rocking horse and playing with balls.

In April of 2016 she started having seizures and was sent to the hospital for treatment. She does have a CT scan in her file which was normal, but once Addison came back she was like a different child. She had stiff limbs and couldn’t walk or sit. She was able to make small guttural sounds and could visually track moving people. The orphanage decided to have her start rehabilitation training. Addison started receiving acupuncture and massage therapy and her muscular tension improved. She can now hold her head up when lying on her stomach and responds to toys that make sound. She knows her name and will look when called. She still makes good eye contact, but has less facial expressions than she used to. She now imitates making sounds and recognizes people. She is still attached to her favorite nanny and enjoys when the nanny spends time with her. She will cry when the nanny leaves. Her nanny spoon feeds her porridge and she often bites the soon tightly and sometimes has trouble swallowing.  The agency has received a recent update. This sweet little girl has been through so much without a family by here side. It is our hope that the perfect family for her comes forward and meets her where she’s at and helps her reach her fullest potential!

$5.62 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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Codee

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (PFO)

Listed: January 2018

Codee has Down syndrome and congenital heart disease (PFO). Codee can crawl, stand alone for a short amount of time, walk with support and climb up onto the sofa. He is fond of imitating and will dance when he hears music. He lives with a foster family, and loves being with his foster sister. He can follow instructions. This cute little guy is close to his foster mom and likes playing outside.

$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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Blakely

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2018

Blakely has Down syndrome. She came to the orphanage when she was four months old and joined a foster family when she was seven months old. Her foster mother loves her very much, and she is attached to her foster family. Blakely can walk alone and climb up on the sofa. She can understand when others speak to her, and has a few words. She can pretend to make a phone call. She eats with a spoon and expresses her needs in gestures. This lovely little girl needs a permanent family of her own.

$15,000.00 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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Amira

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: January 2018

Amira has Down syndrome and congenital heart disease (endocardial cushion defect). She is scheduled to have surgery to repair her heart condition soon. Amira can walk unsupported, go up and down the stairs, and eat with a spoon by herself. She can point to her body parts if asked. Amira likes to play with the other children and is fond of spicy food.

There is a $3000 Special Blessings Grant available toward the fees for Amira’s adoption through her current agency!

$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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Flora

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CP, Post-op CHD

Listed: January 2018

Flora has Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, post-op congenital heart disease (VSD, PDA and PFO), and developmental delays. Flora can sit with support and grasp nearby toys. She can hold her head up when she is lying on her stomach. Her favorite toys are blocks.

$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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Hector

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2018

Hector has Down syndrome. He can walk, jump and go up and down the stairs. He can say “baba” and “mama”, and he likes to imitate. He can put on his shoes and socks and wash his hands without help. Hector likes playing with the other children and especially enjoys playing outside.

$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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Lexie

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Blind

Listed: January 2018

January 2018 Written Update:   Lexie will be 5 years old in February. She has been attending preschool for 1 ½ years. She comes to school Monday-Friday from 8-4:30 pm.  For a little while she was in foster care organized by another nonprofit that works in her orphanage but for the last year she has been living in the orphanage. There are currently 9 children attending this school. Most of the other children came when they were older and have additional special needs. None of the other children are verbal and we believe this has affected her development as well. She doesn’t have any peers she can interact with. Even though the other children are older than her they are developmentally behind. She can speak in short sentences. She can make some requests and sometimes answer simple questions. In the last few weeks we have seen a change in her behaviors. She used to be a very happy little girl who played easily on her own or with teachers. She used to be able to follow commands and two step directions. She could sing along to songs. Now she seeks people out and wants to be with someone all the time. If they don’t respond right away she will start hitting herself indicating she needs someone to be with her and help her regulate. She is generally happier when she has a person with her. The teachers have had to assign her a teacher as her hands were becoming bruised and swollen. The teacher is worried about how the orphanage is affecting her and she has brought her out of the orphanage on weekends and she has never hit herself when they are together outside of the orphanage. They have a really sweet relationship and she is comforted by her when she is upset.

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Lexie’s adoption with her current agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

The agency has videos available, too.

$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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Poppie

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome/CHD (post surgery)

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Poppie! This little one is 2 years old, and so sweet! These photos were taken when she was about to turn 1 year old. Poppie came into care as a baby, and was found to have Down syndrome as well as some heart issues; VSD/ASD/PDA/PH, of which the VSD and PDA have been surgically corrected. Poppie has the developmental delays typically seen in kids with Down syndrome. She is engaging, observant…and, of course, incredibly cute! Poppie loves her nanny, and also loves to play.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward the agency fees for a qualified family to adopt Poppie. Poppie is waiting for you!

$111.00 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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Katelyn

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (ASD)

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Katelyn! She was born with Down syndrome, and a heart condition (ASD) for which she has not received surgery. The test results are in her file. Katelyn is very attentive, and loves to play in the water (swimming lessons!). Katelyn is a charming little one and really loves her caretakers. Her orphanage staff are all hopeful she can soon find a family. Katelyn is such a sweetie!

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward the agency fees for a qualified family adopting Katelyn.

$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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Annie Mae

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome / CHD (post surgery)

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Annie! This sweet little one has Down syndrome, and has received surgery for her heart issues (ASD/VSD). Shortly after her surgery, Annie developed pneumonia, and was in the hospital for a bit. Between her surgery and pneumonia, her overall development is a bit more delayed than we expect to see with Down syndrome. However, her nannies are working with her, and she is making progress! Annie is lovable, and enjoys being help by her nanny. She has a cute giggle, which they often hear when she sees her nanny! Annie is waiting for a family.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward her agency fees for a qualified family!

$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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Ethan

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Jan 2018

Ethan is an active and energetic child who has a ready smile. He is fond of playing with toys and enjoys cuddles. He likes when his caregivers amuse him and play with him.

$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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Lydia

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Lydia! This sweet little one has been in care since she was a baby. She will turn 6 years old in March. Lydia has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. While Lydia has had the expected delays, her motor skills are very good. It seems she can really pitch a ball well! Her speech, although initially delayed, is coming along nicely. Lydia loves to play with her friends, and really looks forward to giving the nannies a hug! She is well loved by the staff. Lydia needs a family, and the opportunity for a good education so she can reach her full potential.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward agency fees for a qualified family. Lydia is waiting for you!

$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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Zoe

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome / delayed growth & development

Listed:  Jan 2018

Zoe is an active, happy child who likes to tease and play games with her caretakers. Her file notes that since the time of her intake, she has continued to progress developmentally, has good motor skills and can point to parts of her body when instructed. Her file describes her as becoming more and more beautiful and adorable each month that goes by. She likes to tease her nannies and if they ask her to stand for a photo, she will sit right before they press the shutter and smile and giggle and do this repeatedly to tease with them. She loves to give hugs to everyone she meets and is not afraid of strangers and has learned to wave goodbye when a guest leaves. She lights up when the nannies praise her and she enjoys playing with toys and her peers, but can also play independently as well. She enjoys toys with colorful and various shapes and gets along with her peers. She is able to respond to her nannies instructions and knows when her name is being called. She understands her teacher’s motions and words and often imitates them. At 24 months, she could crawl to look for toys to play and could independently stand up and stand for a while. She is also able to walk by holding onto the rail or by holding on to a nanny’s hand. She now has a steadier gait and can toddle by herself and is walking more steadily than in the months prior. She will reach out her hands to the nannies as if to ask them to help guide her to walk. She will imitate words and uses some words to express her needs.

Zoe was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and has delayed growth and development. She is in rehabilitation/therapy and cooperates well with her rehabilitation training and with therapists. Her file is extremely detailed with a lot of wonderful developmental information and benchmarks and any family interested in reviewing her file can be connected with individuals who have visited her orphanage. This little one has so much potential if given the right family to grow and thrive in.

$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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Lissa

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, nystagmus, development delays

Listed:  Jan 2018

Lissa is a precious little one still waiting for her family to find her! Adored by her caretakers, she is described as a curious and happy little girl, who loves to eat! When she first arrived at her orphanage, she was small and weak. Intrigued by her surroundings she would observe the nannies and other children playing, smiling when teased or tickled. Over time, she has learned to trust the nannies and has become more and more adventurous, seeking out attention and interaction with her nannies and playing with the other children. She still loves to be tickled, held, and kissed, loves colorful toys that make sounds and likes to listen and dance to music.

Lissa will make eye contact and is said to be very cheerful! She is attentive when learning something new and will actively try to learn new things. Diagnosed with Down Syndrome and nystagmus of both eyes, compared to her peers her growth and development have been delayed; however, with rehabilitation training she is able to crawl, sit independently, grasp objects, and is making good progress as she continues to grow and develop. The origin of Lissa’s name, given to her by her caretakers, means ‘hope she will obtain love and be cherished.’ This little one, so clearly adored, is waiting for a family to find her who will love and cherish her delightful and adventurous little spirit! Her file is extremely detailed with a lot of wonderful developmental information and benchmarks, and we are also able to connect interested families with individuals who have visited her orphanage and were able to meet her during their visit in November 2016!

$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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Otto

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Jan 2018

Sweet and lovely! Otto has a shirt on in his new photos that say those very words and they seem to be completely accurate! That adorable round head, those precious chubby cheeks, and those beautiful eyes- who can resist this cutie pie? Otto’s caregivers say that he likes to make faces, like sticking out his tongue and making pouty faces at them. Otto loves music and will respond differently when listening to it; sometimes he will be very calm and sometimes he will wave his hands and feet and make happy faces. Otto was pretty well on target developmentally his first year of life- able to raise his head when lying on his stomach, roll over, make cute sounds, visually follow a moving object, and turn in the direction of sounds. His favorite toys are colorful ones that make sound and he is able to reach out and grasp a nearby toy. His caregivers report that he has a good appetite. Otto was born with down syndrome and his placing agency has received new pictures and a nice long video. We can’t wait to see what lucky family will be blessed to call Otto their son!

NEW VIDEO

There is a $5,000 grant for Otto’s adoption with his current agency.

$28.00 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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Kellen

Boy, born 2017

congenital malformation of the corpus callosum,
congenital hydrocephalus
ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect
congenital talipes calcaneovarus
bilateral inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia
polysyndactyly
preterm

Listed:  Dec 2017

Sweet baby boy!

$22.50 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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LEIA

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Beautiful Leia! This sweet little lady has grown and developed well over the years.

Listed:  Dec 2017

Leia is a friendly girl, eagerly greeting those she knows. She does have some wariness among strangers, though. She has good self-care skills, including feeding herself and washing her hands. She helps with simple chores, and also speaks in sentences. Her favorite thing to do is draw. Staff reports that she has a great capacity to learn. At her facility, Leia receives therapy for language and motor skills twice daily.

UPDATE: April 2016
Leia is a pretty girl who was very eager to come play when our staff visited in April 2016; she hovered nearby while they talked with other children trying to patiently wait her turn! She is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and they learned from staff that she had surgery for a heart murmur in 2014. They observed nystagmus but the caregivers report it doesn’t seem to affect her vision in daily life. She also has some facial paralysis on her left side, but this was already the case when she came to the orphanage so they don’t know the cause. She was very focused when playing with the toys, and quickly figured out the stacking cups. She did fairly well on the shape sorter, though sometimes she had to try a few times to find the right match. She needed to be looking directly at the lid with the shape holes (straight on) in order to use it. She receives lessons at the orphanage, and is able to point to some colors when asked, but can’t yet count. She tries to put words together in sentences, though her speech isn’t clear. She gets along well with other kids, and loves to hold the babies!

$22.50 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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Jimmy

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Dec 2017

Jimmy came into care when he was less than two weeks old. He has Down syndrome, but no other medical concerns are noted in his file. In June 2017 Jimmy could sit with support, roll himself over, and crawl on his tummy to reach a toy. He likes to play with people and he likes hugs. He cries and laughs easily. Jimmy is an active little guy who especially enjoys toys that make sounds or glow.

$22.50 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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Addie

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Dec 2017

Addie is a darling little girl with Down syndrome. She has been living at the orphanage since she was less than one month old. Addie can walk alone, go up and down stairs by herself and run fast! She is a bright little girl who is curious about her surroundings. She attends school and she likes to imitate adults. She can draw with a pen, eat with a spoon, wash her hands by herself, and help set up the table and meal times. She likes to give her doll a bath, imitating her caregivers. Her language is delayed and she communicates what she wants with gestures. This affectionate little girl likes to be held and smiles happily when her caregiver carries her. Her caregivers and teachers think she is adorable! The agency has video available.

$22.50 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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Beatrice

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Dec 2017

Beatrice came into care when she was about one year old. She has Down syndrome, but no other medical concerns are noted in her file. Beatrice can walk and run steadily and climb the stairs on her own. She can follow instructions, draw with a pen, and loves all kinds of toys. This cute little girl has a ready smile and giggles often. She likes to give kisses to her friends and plays games with them. She is described as a curious, active and adorable little girl. Video available from the agency.

$116.74 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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Sidney #

Age: 2015

Diagnosis: Low birth weight, Cerebral Palsy, Deafness

Listed: Dec. 2017

Sidney is 2 ½ years old and resides in Eastern Europe. Her current diagnoses include low weight at birth (3rd degree); Post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus; VPA; Infantile cerebral palsy (spastic quadric paresis); Deafness in the left ear and highly reduced hearing in the right ear; Delay in the neuro-psychological development.

          Sidney is very active!  She moves around by turning or pushing herself. She does not have good leg support when placed in a walker. She reaches out to toys, grabs them and manipulates with them for long periods of time. She purposefully hits the toy on a hard surface.

          Sidney has a good emotional state. She initiates contact with adults and is happy when seeing familiar people enter the room. She pronounces continuous combinations of sounds.  Sidney falls asleep easily and her sleep is peaceful. The child is calm when bathed or dressed/undressed. She is fed by an adult, but she is picky!

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

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Isaac #27-69

Isaac JeremyUpdate: 2017

Diagnosis:  Craniosynostosis with microcephalus; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Suspected atrophy of the visual nerve on both eyes; Delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development.

Isaac is a sweet little boy living in an Eastern Europe orphanage. He suffers from craniostenosis, cerebral palsy, spastic quadric paresis, atrophy of both eyes, and delay in the physical and neuropsychic development. He cannot sit without support or turn between his stomach and back. There is little support in the legs. Isaac doesn’t have an attention span and doesn’t focus on his surroundings. He reacts to touch but doesn’t when verbally addressed. He doesn’t understand speech but sometimes makes sounds. Isaac is mostly calm and smiles. He doesn’t interact with the children and adults around him.

Isaac There is little reaction with toys and no playing when in his possession. Peter is completely dependent on the help of the staff .

Listed: June 2015

Condition after a brain hemorrhage. Cyst in the left cerebral hemisphere. Microcephaly. Spastic quadriparesis. Cryptorchidism. Anemic syndrome. Behind in his neuro-psychical development. When put on his belly or held, he keeps his head up. He slightly turns to one side but doesn’t turn independently from back to stomach and vice versa. He doesn’t try to sit up and doesn’t get up to a standing position. He doesn’t have good support in his legs. He starts after loud sound but doesn’t turn his head to the direction of the sound. He listens to the speech of adults. He doesn’t look at an adult leaning over him. He doesn’t follow with a look moving objects or people. He reacts to touch. He is calm and doesn’t cry without reason. He reacts positively to interactions and laughs loud. Photos and videos from June 2015 are available through the agency.

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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Petey

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed Dec 2017

Petey is a precious little boy who will be three years old at the end of this year. He can sit, walk back and forth against the bed rails, and drink water from a bottle. He likes to play with rattles and stuffed animals. Petey smiles at familiar people and makes good eye contact with people speaking to him. He laughs when teased by his caretakers and responds when others ask for things. Petey understand instructions such as sit up, stand up, and lie down when it’s time to have his diaper changed. He follows directions and plays happily with kids next to him. He has good imitating abilities and likes to babble and shake his body to the music. Petey was born with down syndrome and beta thalassemia minor (carrier, but not transfusion dependent).

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Petey’s adoption with his current agency.

$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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Shelbie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Shelbie is a 3.5-year-old sweetie who can sit, stand against the bed rails, and drink water from a bottle. She can make eye contact with people when called and can feed herself biscuits. She is cooperative for diaper changes and likes to play with rattles and stuffed toys. Shelbie laughs happily when someone plays with her and is described by her caretaker as cute and chubby. Shelbie was born with down syndrome and she has delays that are typical to her condition, but also typical delays of a child who is living in an orphanage. Shelbie really needs a family to love on her and provide her with the resources she’ll need to thrive!

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Shelbie’s adoption with her current agency.

$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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Caryn #

Girl: 2012

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Caryn is a cute  little girl who is living in a baby home in Eastern Europe.

Listed: December 2017

Most of the time, Caryn is calm, especially when she is in the playroom. When somebody pays attention to her, she laughs loudly. Caryn totally depends on the care of others. She sleeps peacefully and stays calm when getting dressed and bathing. She has cerebral palsy and needs specific care, though she has no severe deficit in terms of physical activity.

From a teacher who works with her: This little blind girl is progressing so well, but she is so scared. Can you imagine to be in a world where at any given moment you could get pinched, pushed over, knocked down, hair pulled, eyes poked. I don’t blame her, especially when there are so many other special needs children around her and so few staff and no family love and care. But inspite of all of this she is a fighter and a giggler.

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

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Hollie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: December 2017

Meet Hollie! Hollie will be 4 years old in January. She came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old. She has Down syndrome, and according to her medical she has dextrocardia (a rare heart condition in which your heart points to the right side of your chest, instead of the left side). However, there are no medical reports, test results, etc., in her file to support this. We will ask for more information. Hollie has the motor delays typical in kids with Down syndrome. She also has strabismus (crossed eyes) so often seen with Down syndrome. Hollie loves to play, loves to listen to music, and is a generally happy little one. Hollie needs a family, and the therapies that will help her reach her full potential.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward her agency fees for a qualified family. Hollie is waiting for you!

$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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Tabitha

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Tabitha loves to dance along to music! She can walk, run, feed herself, use words for her needs, and take her shoes on and off. Tabitha has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Her file notes that she is receiving balance training and massage therapy at the orphanage. Her caretakers are very fond of her and hope that she will be in a forever family soon. They describe her as cheerful, playful, and adorable! The agency has additional photos and videos available.

Tabitha’s current agency has an extremely generous grant of $10,000, to offset the expenses for Tabitha’s adoption!

$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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Kieran

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Spinal meningocele, delayed psychomotor development

Listed: December 2017

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!
https://youtu.be/ArAIQ_dqM2w
https://youtu.be/5UYOLgoTTTs
https://youtu.be/MGfCmujV3CM
https://youtu.be/AQlft2pWdJE
https://youtu.be/H0sf_o2-O-8

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.

$958.50 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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Jojo

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Jojo is a cute little guy!  He can sit, but is quite delayed developmentally. He likes to suck his fingers and play with toy rattles and stuffed animals. He drinks water from a bottle. Jojo will look at someone speaking to him and will grasp their hand and play. He laughs happily when you hold his hands and play with him. Jojo sometimes babbles. He sits well when being fed and cooperates when having his diaper changed. He really needs a family that can meet him where he’s at and help him grow and develop with the love, good nutrition, therapies, and resources a forever family can provide.

$5000 is available as a grant from Jojo’s current adoption agency.

$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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Terrence

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: December 2017

Sweet little Terrence was born with down syndrome and has mild tricuspid regurgitation, but an otherwise normal heart. Terrence is an active boy who is curious about new things, observing them carefully and trying to touch anything he can to see what he can learn about it. He can walk independently and will say hello to familiar people. Terrence can also say aunt and elder sister, but not clearly. When he’s super excited, he’ll scream. He loves being teased by his caretakers and waves to say goodbye to people. When he’s playing happily, he’ll show everyone his big smile. Terrence is able to drink water from a bottle and feed himself biscuits. He understands simple instructions from caregivers, such as throw the trash away or sit well and eat your food. If he sees any child not behaving well, he will be sure to get the nanny’s attention! Terrence enjoys playing with toys such as rattles and blocks.

Terrence has a $5000 grant available with his current adoption agency!

$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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Zander

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Zander is a cutie; he has been going to school inside the orphanage. He has been working hard in physical therapy and has improved his balance significantly. He is able to run and jump now. Zander can hold a pen to draw on the writing board and he can do some fine motor activities, such as beading, holding small objects, etc. Zander can eat food without help and he can put on and take off his shoes independently. He is cooperative with dressing, as he does need some help. Zander’s language and cognition are significantly delayed. He is much more like a 3-4 year old in that aspect. Zander is described by his caretakers as cute and they say he gets along well with the other children in his class. Zander likes to go to class, participate in activities, and play games with other children. Zander needs a loving and supportive family who can give him more direction, encouragement, and services he needs to continue to progress.

$5000 grant available from his current agency! The agency has videos available, too.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Griffin #

Boy: 2012

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

Listed: December 2017

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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Jessie #

Girl: 2015

Jessie has been diagnosed with Microcephaly, Strabismus, Epilepsy and global developmental delay, but she is showing great progress.  She is a joyful, calm and positive  little girl who is growing up in a foster family in Eastern Europe.

Listed: December 2017

Whether she is meeting new people or at home, Jessie is calm and laughs easily. There is no unjustified anxiety. She expresses appropriate emotions in social contacts with other children and verbalizes positive emotions through sounds and syllables.

Jessie is a warm and cuddly little girl.  She knows how to charm other people and receives lots of attention. Jessie has some issues concerning her general motor skills, but she is showing great progress. She can move using a walker, but she is starting to take a few steps with support, too. She has tremendous power in her legs, and the specialists think she will soon start running around.

Jessie  is receiving support and interventions from specialists (therapist and psychologist) in the local community.

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

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Margaret #

Girl: 2016

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy

Listed: December 2017

Margaret was born with some complications and has been diagnosed with Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Strabismus and Epilepsy. She had to receive help when eating, and she continues to use a G-tube at the moment when she eats.

Margaret is a warm and cuddly little girl. Almost 2-years-old, Margaret knows how to charm her caregivers, and she receives lots of attention. She is currently living in a baby home in Eastern Europe.

Margaret was born with some complications. She had to receive help when eating, and she continues to use a G-tube at the moment when she eats.

Music and musical toys make Margaret very happy, which she expresses by smiling and making baby sounds. Margaret has global delays and receives support and intervention from specialists in the orphanage.

 

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

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Allison #

Girl: 2008

Diagnosis: Developmental Delay, Speech Delay

Allison is a beautiful, giggly  girl who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe.

Listed: December 2017

Allison is an active child. She runs, jumps, catches a ball with two hands or kicks it with a leg, and climbs and descends stairs with the support of a railing. Allison likes to connect with others, is interested in other children, and includes them in her games. She enjoys playing with dolls and likes to show others all her toys.

Allison enjoys the extra attention she receives from her foster parents.

Allison is physically healthy. She is eating well, and her weight and height are catching up with the standards for her age. She has some developmental delays that her caregivers attribute to early neglect and lack of stimulation. Allison has difficulty pronouncing some words, and her learning is below the norm for her age. She was in first grade last school year, and the foster family said she loves to go to school.

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

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DeeDee

Girl, born 2014

HIV
renal hypoplasia – unilateral
spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

DeeDee has such beautiful eyes!

Listed: December 2017

$6.30 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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Desmond

Boy, born 2016

Down Syndrome

 

Listed: Dec 2017

$157.50 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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Davie

Boy, born 2007

Down syndrome
ventricular septal defect
astigmatism
Other specified extra-pyramidal and movement disorders
valgus deformity

Listed: December 2017

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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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

Listed: December 2017

$10.80 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

Listed: December 2017

$103.50 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!