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Mavrick #2-8

mavrick mavrick-001Boy, age: 3
Diagnosis: Prader Willi Syndrome (confirmed with DNA testing)

Mavrick was formally diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome when he was a year old. He was started on growth hormones immediately following the diagnosis and continues to take them. A MRI of the cerebrum and pituitary was done after the diagnosis. The results of the MRI were normal. A bone scan was done when he was 19 months old with results showing a bone age of 6 months old (this is consistent with the syndrome).

Mavrick’s gross motor skills are developing. He can sit up, sit on his knees, crawl, pull up to a stand, and take steps to walk short distances. He makes sounds and says a few words. He claps his hands. He will point to things that he wants and reaches for people when he wants to be held. He likes to cuddle and seeks contact with an adult. He reaches for toys and explores them. He joins in playing with balls, cubes, and constructing toys. He attends daily therapy sessions.

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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Archer

archer-jan-2017Archer was born in April 2015 and has Down Syndrome.

Listed: January 2017

He’s a sensitive and active little boy who plays with toys, crawls and can roll over. Archer’s a good eater who never misses a meal. He has great reactions and responds to his caretakers who are happy with his development.

This sweetie is available to single moms and lives at the same orphanage as Jasper and Tyler.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Levi

levi-jan-2017Levi was born in February 2015 and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and paraplegia.

Levi can move is hands and legs, but is unable to sit or reach for objects at this time. He babbles, recognizes his caretakers and is cautious with strangers. He loves to watch TV and is very focused when doing so. Levi’s caregivers report that he has made great progress.

 

$1,080.95 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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Lorne

lorne1Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Lorne is soon turning 3 years old and has Down Syndrome. Wouldn’t a family be a wonderful birthday gift!?

Listed: January 2017

Lorne is a quiet, observant little boy who preferred to stay on his caregivers lap rather than play with us, but once we got the little music toy out he was much more willing to come to us. Lorne wasn’t quite walking when we (agency staff) saw him in October, but he took steps if you held his little hands. He follows simple commands and loves toys that make sounds.

Lorne has a $4,000 grant through his current adoption agency. They are also waiving the application fee through the end of January 2017, so today is a great time to contact us about adopting Lorne!

His file describes him as a well behaved lovely boy. Could this little sweetheart be your son? You can read more about Lorne and see additional photos in this blogpost.

$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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Tyler

tyler-jan-2017Tyler was born in May 2014 and has Down Syndrome.

Tyler is an active boy who plays with toys and makes sure he gets what he wants. He follows instructions and responds appropriately to interactions. Tyler’s caregivers are happy with his development.  Tyler is available to single mothers.

Tyler is in the same orphanage group as Jasper, and the boys could be adopted together.

$2,783.35 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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Jasper

jasper-jan-2017Jasper was born in April 2015 and has Down Syndrome as well as gastroduodenitis for which he has received treatment at the hospital and is now taking medication.

Jasper is an active boy who sits unassisted and can stand up with ease. He climbs from his crib into those of other children and is very mobile. Jasper is responsive, follows instructions and developing well.  Jasper is available to single mothers.

Jasper is in the same orphanage group as Tyler, and the boys could be adopted together.

$2,045.40 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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Natalia L36

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born 2011

Apert syndrome, Face dysmorphia, Multiple-suture craniosynostosis. Maxillary hypoplasia. Syndactyly (fingers grown together)

Natalia has blue eyes and light hair. She is quiet, observant, she is interested in toys and what is happening around, walks by holding to the play pen, understands the words, but does not speak.

Information from the pediatrician (2016) – girl`s parents have normal intelligence. Development dynamic of the child is positive. She is open to contact, diligent, purposeful actions, has started to tell when she needs to go to the potty, choosy in the household situations. She has an understanding of language, repeats names, nasal pronunciation due to high vaulted palate. She pronounces 2 words a time, articulation apparatus is inert, she receives massages. The girl is hard-working. She has emotional expressions. Interested in animals. Stability of attention and concentration skills are good. Orients in room and plane. Differentiates shapes and colors. Active thinking is really improved (combined actions). She colors with pleasure. Rotation of palms renewed in the post-operation period due to syndactyly.

$9.50 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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Klay L35

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born 2011

Sleep disorder. Other childhood emotional disorders, Anoxic brain damage, not elsewhere classified, aftereffects of perinatal hypoxia. Tracheostomy. Protein energy malnutrition. Language development delay. At nights boy uses artificial lung ventilation machine. 

Klay has brown eyes and dark brown hair. He is joyful, communicative, understands the everyday situations. Differentiates persons and calls them by their names. Accepts all kind of activities, wants individual attention. He has a small vocabulary, unsustainable attention. Positive and active in communication. His gait is stable, he eats and drinks independently. Is interested in what is happening around him – in things and environment. Boy’s reactions are stereotypic but there are positive features in the development of the boy.

$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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Remmie L33

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born 2014

Congenital heart disease (Tetralogy of Fallot) Cardiovascular insufficiency, stage I; OS ptosis palpebral. OU hypermetropia with astigmatism. Protein energy malnutrition. Physical development delay. Language development delay.

Listed January 10, 2017

Remmie has grey eyes and light brown hair. He walks without assistance, but unsteady, can climb up on a sofa. He likes to operate with rags (as toys), to construct towers of 3 or 4 blocks, to play with toys. He pronounces few words correctly, says „ma-ma”, „pa-pa”, „ta-ta”. Reacts to music with moves, understands denial „no”, he likes, when someone praises him, feels proud about it. The boy likes to co-operate with adults, prefers to be with people he knows. He is sad and angry if he doesn’t achieve the desired. The boy sits at the table, eats with a spoon and drinks from a cup with assistance. He is curious, shows interest in activities around him, operates with objects purposefully.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Blossom L34

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on October 2003

Down syndrome, mental delays, speech and language delays, behavior/attention issues. Hypothyroidism. Bronchial asthma. Astigmatism. Hypermetropia. The girl needs to wear glasses for distance.

Blossom resides in an out-of-family care institution since October 2003 — her mother placed her in the social care center, as she couldn’t provide care and therapy for her.  Her mother visited regularly, and took her home for short visits and out for walks.  Unfortunately, her mother died in early 2016.  Blossom has an older half-sister who visits, but is unable to care for her, so she did not take on her guardianship.

Blossom has greyish-blue eyes and light grey hair. She attends 6th grade at specialized boarding school (for children with significant mental delays). She is communicative, friendly and active, always wants to take a part in all activities. She likes music and dancing very much, she has learned to ride a bike, with pleasure attends music lessons, domestic science and sports. The girl gets dressed herself, has self-care skills. She has active speech disorders, the girl can’t concentrate on one exercise for a long time, gets bored quickly. She commands other children, sometimes hurts them. She needs constant surveillance and care round the clock.

Learning skills are encumbered due to communication and intellectual disorders.  The girl has language delay, speech of people around she comprehends partly – comprehends opening statements, but understanding of statements is very limited. She has s small active vocabulary. In communication she often uses particular sounds and strings of sounds, simple gestures, understands some pictograms. Passive vocabulary is wider – it contains the most commonly used words, phrases and persons’ names in everyday situations. She needs regular assistance in the learning process, encouragement, bright visuals and direct cooperation with a teacher. The girl has started to construct simple, short sentences, but they are very unintelligible.

Her attention is more persistent if someone is working with her individually.  She can accomplish simple action individually – to take, to put back, to give, to observe pictures, to point on some objects in those pictures, to color over lines. She actively takes part in motion games and sports activities, sings and dances in music lesson. In literature class she tries to tell story independently, listens to the reading material, comprehends it partly. In the free time she plays with dolls and turns the pages of a magazine.

Blossom likes to participate in all measures. She has a leader position in her class and behavior problems are observed, she may fight and yell.  Girl is emotionally unstable, often reacts with anger, resents quickly, tendency to run away is observed.  At the same time the girl is kind-hearted, polite, responsive.

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

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Drew

drew-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Drew was born in June of 2004. He has been diagnosed with children’s cerebral palsy and encephalopathy. He receives special education and is described as having moderate delays.

Listed January 10, 2017

He communicates well with others, but may need some help with everyday tasks. Our in country partner visited Drew and describes him as extremely active, happy and mobile. He likes organizing and cleaning. His caretakers state that he is a big helper. He likes to play with toys and games, but gets bored easily. He is also very friendly, funny and inquisitive. He states that he likes school and has many friends there. Additional photos and videos available upon request.

Update February 2017: In video received this month, Drew can be seen answering questions, counting, naming the colors of his outfit, reciting a short Christmas poem, and stating his name and age.

*** 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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William #

williamBoy, born Jan 2006
mild mental delay, hyperactivity, and speech/language delay

William is in second grade and benefits from the care of a foster family. He needs help with his homework and has difficulty focusing in school. He has a limited vocabulary and struggles with pronunciation. He communicates non-verbally and would benefit greatly from speech therapy. He likes art class. This little guy is kind and likes to help his class mates. He enjoys participating in games and group activities with his friends.

*** 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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Vallis #

vallisBoy, born 2001

Vallis needs a family prior to his 16th birthday in July!

Vallis was placed in a foster family in 2013, and is currently in eighth grade. He has normal physical development. He also has diabetes mellitus- type 1 which is maintained with medication therapy. He has well-developed gross and fine motor skills. He has normal intelligence and a good imagination. He shows feelings and conditions, which are normal for his age. No increased level of anxiety or aggression. He is able to recognize his own emotions, as well as the emotions of other people. He has no increased levels of aggression. He is able to recognize his own emotions, as well as the emotions of other people. He has a good vocabulary. He is interested in sports. He is social. He maintains active social contacts, but prefers small social groups. He has friends- both boys and girls. He is able to play different roles both in plot and character games. He is good in school. He has good potential for learning. He prepares himself independently. Sometimes there is a lack of motivation and willingness for achieving higher results. He is fully independent in his household and hygiene habits, good habits. He has positive attitude towards the adoption process.

*** 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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Melisa #

melisaGirl, born 2004

She has been diagnosed with moderate mental delay and strabismus.

Listed: Jan 2017

Melisa has benefited from the care of a foster family for two years. They include her in family outings and she has gone on two vacations with them. Her foster mother works with her to teach her new skills. She is described as a very sensitive and sunny child. She likes to cuddle.  She is in good physical health and is rarely ill. She is friendly and smiling most of the time. She enjoys listening and humming to music. She likes books with colorful pictures. She has a favorite stuffed mouse toy and carries it with her wherever she goes. Her favorite color is pink and she likes to swing. She does not yet say words but seems to understand everyday speech. She can eat all by herself and can use a spoon and fork in an appropriate way. She can stand and walk without support.

She is now in 3rd grade in a specialized school. She needs a lot of care and attention and she is ready to give all her love and affection to a family of her own.

*** 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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Randy #34

randyBoy, born 2008
Diagnosis: Mild mental delays

Randy is a sweet boy who has moderate mental delay and speech delay compared to child his age. He has good gross motor skills though. He still scribbles outside the paper in art activities. He can manipulate some of the musical toys and seeks their functional application, because he likes listening to music. He reacts to his name, he began pointing at parts of his body and to observe and explore his reflection in the mirror. He perceives his own image and understands that this is him. He makes good eye contact. He often uses non-verbal signs and sounds to communicate. He has differentiating syllables, he tries to repeat. Mostly vowels can be heard. He can point at the picture of a familiar object. He understands but doesn’t speak, his communication is mostly non-verbal. He follows simple verbal directions. His social interactions are pointed mostly at adults. He initiates contact and loves collaboration. He interacts in games. He participates in group games but is inconstant. In the group of children he’s still introverted. He defends his position and his toys. He can tell apart people he knows form strangers but in both cases accepts an invitation for contact. He eats independently. He has a good appetite. He puts on and takes off his shoes but needs help to get dressed. He shows initiative in his clothes selection. He’s autonomous when going to the bathroom. At 6 years 4 months old he was tested and his level was 4 years and 6 months. He can develop further since he has a passive vocabulary. The deficiency is in his active vocabulary.

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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Dido #65

Roger 565Boy, born 2007
infantile cerebral palsy; severe mental delay; protein-calorie malnutrition

Listed: July 26, 2015

Update Jan 2017:  Dido is small and looks younger than his age. He has cerebral palsy – mixed type. He learned to walk at age 3. He goes up and down the stairs holding on the rail. He tries to run. He is an active child. He is delayed in all areas of development. He makes utterances but not recognizable words. He does not follow verbal directions. He plays by himself and does not participate in organized activities. His attention span on a task is short. He is learning to hold a pencil and color on a paper. If he gets upset, he is not able to calm himself and needs an adult to help sooth him. He needs adult assistance in most all areas of daily living – feeding, dressing, bodily functions. He is in need of a patient, loving family who will help him achieve to the best of his ability and who will accept him despite his delays.

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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Harmony #43

Harmony 543harmony-2017Age: 4 years

Special needs: blind (due to congenital eye anomalies) and has congenital anomalies syndrome mainly affecting the facial area, agenesis of the corpus callosum, colpocephaly and delayed motor development.

Listed May 11, 2015

Updated Jan 2017:  Harmony tries to sit independently and stands with the help of an adult or holding onto support. She can step aside holding onto support, pushes the walker with help and guidance by an adult. She is visually impaired – holds a toy handed by an adult, studies the objects with her hand. She has delayed neuro psychological development. When she gets upset, she self-harms.

Harmony expresses her emotions with vocalization – vowel sounds and random sounds. When frustrated she can express her discontent. She can tell apart the tone of voice, reacts with a smile to caresses when she’s calm. The child is fed with a spoon by an adult, drinks from a cup held by an adult.

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

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Tage #46

Tage 546tage-2017-croppedBoy, born 2012
Age-correspondent physical development and delayed neuropsychological development (mostly regarding speech), cognitive deficit correspondent to mild mental delay, and generalized developmental disorder – infantile autism.

Listed: May 2015

Tage is a joyful and happy child.  He is healthy and does not get sick often. There is no delay in his physical development and his height and weight are normal for a child of his age. Tage recently had some stomach troubles and is now on a diet restricting gluten and casein.  An X-Ray was done and there were no abnormalities found. Tage is the second child of his mother.  He has been in care since birth, first in an orphanage setting, and since age 1 in a foster home. Tage is mentally delayed in most areas and has a diagnosis of infantile autism and delayed neuropsychic development.  His older sister and mother both have a history of mental delay.  He attends a local school for children with special needs which he enjoys. Tage receives active motor, speech, psychological rehabilitation which has improved his condition. Tage is looking for his forever family, could it be you? 

The agency has additional photos and videos.

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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Petal L32

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on February 2012

Moderate to severe mental retardation with significant impairment of behavior, non-organic enuresis and encopresis. Significantly delayed social abilities’ development;  expressive language disorder, seizure syndrome

Petal has brown eyes and dark brown hair.  She is unable to find activities independently, plays alone with selective toys (blocks etc.), does not comprehend adults’ talk, but understands activities of cuddling toys or dress etc.). The girl attends speech therapy. Petal needs constant care and supervision.

$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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River L31

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born on August 2012

premature birth (degree II), intrauterine infection, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy I-II stage, physical and mental development delay, protein energy malnutrition, microcephaly, OU astigmatism, hypermetropia;  speech therapy recommended

Listed: Jan 6, 2017

River has brown eyes and hair. Welcomes the given attention, but if it is suddenly stopped or in case of contact rejection may react with sadness, disappointment, sometimes a little crying. However, mostly all of the emotions are expressed weakly, without the characteristic intensity, such as crying as grumbling, or rubbing eyes in protest. Does not request physical contact – accepts communication style as it is. Mostly characteristic joyful excitement bordering on nervousness can be noticed in movements, gestures and facial expressions. Enjoys the atmosphere of organized events with lots of people and impressions, which further reinforces the joyful excitement – loud laughs, significant movement and arbitrary contact search. Also observed radical mood changes for no apparent reason – can suddenly start to cry, followed by loud laughter, which can pass again suddenly. In these cases neither consolation nor physical contact help. Will power is unmarked – tries to do the given task, but it is more literal fulfillment of indications than internal motivation to learn.

The cognitive sphere (perception, thinking, attention, interest) – thinking processes most occur at the level of mechanistic imitation – is able to repeat what he has seen or heard recently, but after a time he is unable to reproduce it anymore. The boy knows parts of the body and can name them and show them on other people, but in doing so he needs repeated encouragement. The same applies to everyday activities such as bathing, dressing, tidying toys, etc. – an adult should always name and show the needed action – only then the boy completes it. The boy knows his name and he knows also the names of other children and teachers, but, for example, on a logical question “What is your name?” he often responds with the last word of the question: “Name”. The boy recognizes some animals, he may show them in a book, may show signs of an object or phenomenon, for example, that the flower smells, injury hurts and need to be blown at to ease the pain. Notices minor consequences – for example, understands that pressing one button on a musical toy can start the others, but the boy lacks understanding to put together even a simple puzzle.The boy likes everything related to sound and light signals – both objects and events, he can observe or operate them enthusiastically for a long time, but by jamming in the process. Behavior, social behavior – friendly, good-natured with both children and adults. Happy with any interaction and the opportunity to gain new experiences. Understands all instructions, but the nervous agitation disturbs to perform fine motor activities accurately – eating, dressing, playing with small objects. Weak self-advocacy skills, generally does not interfere with other children’s activities, but sometimes can have a sudden impulse – incomprehensible, short-term aggression. The boy likes walks, all outdoor environment and everything related to the movement possibilities – climbing, jumping, swinging, etc. Enjoys water therapy. Is able to eat independently, dress up, but does not fully comprehend, whether he has done it correctly or incorrectly. Uses toilet only with a reminder.

 

$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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Carice L30

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on January 2016

meningomyelocele of lumbosacral region, hydrocephalus, ventriculoperitoneal shunt;
lower limbs flaccid paraparesis, congenital feet inversion-extension deformation, neurogenic bladder, which causes chronic urinary tract infections;

 

Carice has bluish-grey eyes and brown hair.  She is very positive, often smiles, and always is glad when an adult talks or plays with her. She is calm, emotionally stable, cries only when there is a reason.  She is able to get up on all fours, crawls on floor, during the crawling supports more on one forearm. Grasps toys, rattles them, moves toys from one hand into another during the playing. Reacts on her name, smiles, babbles, likes to imitate sounds, likes musical sounds. Reacts on her reflection in mirror – smiles. The girl enjoys to be around other children. She drinks from a cup with adult support, eats from a spoon. It is predicted that the girl will be clever, but she will not be able to walk and will need a wheelchair (she does not feel her lower part). It is not clear yet if the girl will be able to control bowel movements, probably it will be known around 3-4 years of age. Hydrocephalus is compensated, the liquid drained in time.

$27.50 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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Zayn

zayn-small-photozayn-photo-3 Boy, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Zayn, 5, was abandoned at 1 month old with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Zayn is described as an active little boy. He can run and go upstairs and downstairs by himself. He is fond of listening and dancing to music! He enjoys playing interactive games and greeting familiar people. Zayn can understand instructions from adults, but struggles to express himself. He can say simple words, but cannot speak in complete sentences. Zayn has some self-care ability. He can put on his shoes and socks by himself and can feed himself. He is not potty-trained and must wear a diaper. Zayn has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. He loves to play with a toy broom and dustpan.  Click here to see Zayn’s video.

$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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Duke

duke-photo-1 duke-small-photoBoy, born July 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Duke, 3, was abandoned at 2 months old. Upon admission to the orphanage, he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). His caretakers described him as an active, bright and smart kid. Duke has great gross motor skills. He can walk on his own, move around obstacles, and play actively, such as kicking and chasing a ball outside. He is well behaved and follows instructions from his teacher when given. Duke can imitate simple language such as dad, mom, and aunt. He is also able to have simple interactions with his caregivers. Duke knows his shapes, the names of clothes, and the names of five organs! His fine motor skills are good as well. He can pick up and move small objects, he can put shapes into their correct positions, and can hold a pen to color with. Duke has good self-care ability. He can feed himself, put his shoes and socks on and off, help his caregiver receive and pass objects, wipe his own nose, and wash his hands and face without help. Duke does still wear a diaper. Duke is fond of listening to music, playing with toys, and playing games. He loves to play interactive games and his favorite toy is a light-up music box. Can Duke find a home with your family?

$305.80 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Daniella

daniella-photo-5 daniella-photo-3Girl, born February 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Daniella, 5, is described as an active and bright girl though her intellectual capabilities are behind that of her peers. She can use simple language, but cannot speak whole sentences. Her caretakers believe she has the intent to speak but is unable to do so clearly. Instead, Daniella often expresses herself through her actions. She enjoys listening to children’s songs and being read short stories. Daniella can run and enjoys body rhythm training where she is asked to do movements that imitate different animals. She can feed herself, put on her shoes, and clean up after herself. She is not potty-trained and must wear a diaper. Daniella gets along well with her caregivers and peers in the institute. She enjoys watching TV and playing house (i.e. cooking, cleaning).   Daniella’s video.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Parker

parkerBoy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, possible hearing loss

Parker came into care shortly after birth. He has Down Syndrome and possibly some hearing loss in his left ear. This cute little guy goes to preschool five days a week in the orphanage. He can speak many words and follows instructions. Active and affectionate, Parker loves to give kisses! Agency member met this little guy recently and many photos and videos are on file. Parker has a sweet personality!

$37.80 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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Cullen

cullenBoy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Cullen came into care when he was 3 months old. He has Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease (atrioventricular septal defect, PFO and pulmonary hyptertension). He was hospitalized for about three months in late 2014 for heart surgery and currently takes heart daily heart medications. A social worker who met Cullen recently describes him as an alert, active little boy. He has good balance and can take 2-3 steps on his own. He babbles, but doesn’t yet speak words. He likes to ride on rolling toys and plays well with others.

$225.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Hazel

hazel1Girl, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Hazel’s story is a little special. She is a beautiful 4 year old girl who has Down Syndrome. When one of the agency’s families traveled to adopt their son they visited the orphanage and met Hazel. They fell in love and asked if she had an adoption file. They were told she did not and they asked the orphanage personnel to please prepare the file. Apparently they listened, because when asked about her the last time the agency team was at the orphanage, they said her file was almost completed!

Hazel is a funny little thing who loved the different activities we had going on in the room! She loved the balls and my goodness did she love the stacking cups! She kept trying to get them and take them to another part of the room!

Hazel has a $4,000 grant through her current adoption agency!  Hazel needs a family! Could she be your daughter?

Additional information and photos can be found in this blog post.

Hazel has a $250 matching grant!  When her grant reaches$272.50, another $250 will be donated.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Harley

harleyGirl, born Feb 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Harley’s paperwork states that she is 2 years old, but the doctors think she may be younger than that. Regardless of her age, Harley is a little sweetie who is squishy and huggable. Her caregiver says she likes to be held and loves snacks and bananas.

She is a smiley easy going little thing who giggles often. She is afraid of loud noises. She is saying a few words such as “mama”, she also babbles and imitates noises.

Harley has Down syndrome. She sits and rolls over by herself. When the agency team met her in April she was just starting to transition from her belly to a sitting position.

Harley’s caregiver feels she is advanced and is learning things quickly. Little Harley sat and played with toys for quite a while when we were with her. She was content by herself, but my, how her little eyes lit up when we would sit down to play with her or engage her in any way!

Harley has a $4,000 grant through her current adoption agency!

Additional information and photos can be found in blog post 1 and blog post 2.

$117.00 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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Emery

emeryemery-pic-2Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2016

Emery is well adapted to her daily routine in the orphanage. She eats three meals a day but doesn’t have a big appetite and doesn’t care for snacks or desserts. The orphanage staff make efforts to enrich her days to help her development by watching TV, listening to music, playing with toys and taking her out for outdoor activities.

Her motion development is slightly delayed compared to other children but staff feel this is due to her being in orphanage life and not with a family. They say her opportunities are more limited there although she does participate in rehabilitation training in the institute. At the time of her report she was 3.5 years old and could sit independently, hold toys to play and walk holding the wall. She was described as being extroverted, well liked and having a ready smile. Emory could take off her socks and pants and was in good physical condition, but wasn’t yet speaking. Orphanage staff hope she will be adopted by a family who can educate her and help her grow up to be a happy girl.

Video available.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Tess #

tess-photo-1-june-2015-nov-2016-cropTess was born in February 2004. She has been diagnosed with spina bifida (for which surgery has been done), hydrocephalus, mild cerebellar ataxia, and delayed physical and cognitive development.

Tess walks independently for short distances with a distinctive gait, although she prefers to crawl. She can climb up and down stairs holding the railings, and can throw and kick balls. Tess scribbles with a pencil held in a fisted grasp, stacks blocks in a tower, threads objects onto a fixed stand, and holds scissors but cannot use them functionally. Her vocalizations are limited mostly to the expression of strong emotions. She is currently developing her nonverbal communication skills. Tess follows simple instructions related to everyday activities but does not yet comprehend cause and effect relationships. She completes tasks slowly as she is easily distracted by her surroundings. In the 2015/2016 school year, Tess received individualized education with the support of a resource teacher.

Tess is a calm and passive girl with a positive emotional tone who needs and seeks out connection with adults. While she typically engages in parallel play with her peers, she has recently started showing willingness to establish contact, by sitting near them, smiling and holding their hands. Tess diligently helps prepare for orphanage celebrations and enjoys participating to the extent that she is able. Tess eats slowly but independently. She needs assistance with dressing and bathing and wears diapers.

The one-on-one attention, care, and support of a forever family would enable sweet Tess to realize her full potential.

Videos available from the agency.

A private family who adopted Tess’s best friend in 2015 is offering a $2000 grant to Tess’s forever parents upon notice of final travel. The family is also willing to help with fundraising. Please contact the listing agency for further details.

*** 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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Gretel

gretel-221x3002xGirl, born 2015
FAS (Fetal alcohol syndrome)

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Gretel does not crawl, she can turn onto her belly, goes to a kneeling position, on hands and knees, swings. Gretel is fed through a g-tube (surgery in February 2016), also takes a small amount of food or liquid with a teaspoon.

Gretel develops physically, has significantly improved eye contact; she is calm, serene, responds well to a massage, very fond of massage hands and feet, then reacts with laughter. Massage is a problem within the oral cavity and oral feeding. The girl does not like this, but the appropriate action (stimulation of chewing and swallowing) and quiet, slow feed, is making progress. She is now able to eat a small amount of mixed fruit or soup with a teaspoon.

Gretel begins to make sounds, they are not yet purposeful, the girl usually murmurs, laughs and cries.

$283.50 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Sosie

sosie-255x3002xGirl, born 2012
Delayed development of more complex forms of communication and entertainment affect hypersensitivity tactile, visual and auditory, psychomotor hyperactivity, attention and memory deficits. She requires ongoing speech therapy.

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Sosie constantly acquires new language skills and communication, but the process is delayed. She can understand and follow simple commands like “lie down, fetch, enter” etc. She understands simple questions asked of her and can provide adequate answers “yes / no”. She usually communicates with single words and – increasingly – sentences consisting of a maximum of two words.

Because of the deficits in the field of motor skills, Sosie is not able to fit the pieces of a puzzle together or make a picture of two parts. She can imitate a 2-3-element sequence of movements of an adult. She can not classify objects. She is able to track the course of events in the simplest of illustrated stories. She also begin to show interest in the simplest, short poems.

Sosie shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

$31.50 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Kitt

kitt2-300x2952x kitt-197x3002xGirl, born 2013

features of hypotrophy, dysmorphism face and hands, cataracts, circulatory system defect

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Oh my, what a darling girl!

During holiday, Kitt has made good progress in the area of movement – and she’s learned to walk on his own.  Kitt understands instructions, complies with them, plays, and has her own ideas.  She is receiving early intervention.

$99.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Wyoming

wyoming-2 wyoming-1Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed Dec 7, 2016

Wyoming is wise as ice. That is what Wyoming’s caregiver told me about him. When I tried to clarify what she meant, she replied that it meant he was very smart. She continued that he also likes to read books by himself but also play with his little friends, especially on the slide. He delights in tickle games and bouncing balls as you can see in his videos.
https://youtu.be/Fq3_hMSAfuU  and https://youtu.be/B4OEU4INKlQ

Wyoming’s orphanage has shown to cherish all the children in their care, regardless of special need. He is growing well and healthy. He has no known heart condition.

“Motor development: he can go up and down stairs alone, can imitate drawing vertical lines, circles and crosses, and can go upstairs one foot one step.

Adaptability: he can recognize his teacher and caretaker, can know where his bed is, can recognize his favorite toy.

Language and social ability: he can know cold and warm, can put off unlined clothes and pants, and can wash his hands alone.

Personality: he is active and restless, usually likes playing toys, likes music and playing games, likes reading books and watching TV, likes sliding, can imitate the teacher doing some dance movements; has quick reaction, full of energy, likes playing with his mates; occasionally he is obstinate.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Wrennie

wrennie-2

wrennie-1Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Wrennie is gentle and quiet by nature. She is introverted but will also play with other children and will interact with her teachers and caregivers. She understands requests made to her and is usually compliant with her caregivers and teachers. She enjoys music time and dancing with the other children. She also likes painting and drawing pictures. She will play with toys of her own choosing.

Wrennie is in good physical condition and has no reported medical issues in general and her heart and respiratory system have been strong. She is able to help take care of her daily needs and likes to imitate the actions of her teachers and caregivers. She is drawn to pretty things and adores wearing them as well.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Winkler

winkler-2 winkler-1Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Winkler is so cool he rules! He can rock his roll on the plasma car. While he is still perfecting walking independently, he is able to to crawl to all the toys he is eager to grab and manipulate. Winkler is reported to be strong and in good physical health with no heart condition or other medical issues.
Winkler’s reports also share, “Motor development: he can crawl; can use thumb and index finger deftly.

Adaptability: he can take objects, can take out toy blocks from the cup, and can take the toy positively he is interested with.

Language and social ability: he can make sounds of yiya, and can imitate the pronunciation.

Personality: he is active and restless, ready to smile, likes playing toys, has quick reaction to objects, but occasionally impatient. Dated May 25, 2016

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Wregan

wregan-2

wregan-1Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Wregan also participated in the agency’s camp. She is sassy, spunky and a good dancer! She participated in the group performances and was able to execute choreography with little prompting. Wregan was also meeting milestones for a child her age with Down syndrome according to her advocate.

Wregan is expressive and loves to use her hands to help share how she is feeling. She is energetic and wanting to join with the other children in activities and imitate their actions. Here caregivers share the following, ““Motor development: she can go up and down stairs alone, can get upstairs on foot alternately, has strong imitation, can imitate drawing vertical lines, circles and crosses, and can catch a ball thrown to her.

She can imitate the teacher’s simple rhythm, can understand the teacher’s direction, and can recognize big and small.
Language and social ability: she can distinguish strange and familiar people, can understand what NO means, can respond if ask her for a object, can unbutton and button, can put off unlined clothes and pants, can know “cold, tired and hungry”, and can wash her hands by herself.

She is active, restless and ready to smile, usually likes music, and likes imitating and playing toys. She likes playing games with her mates, full of energy. She also likes reading books and playing dolls, likes riding the rocking horse.

$9.90 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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Wellington

wellington-2 wellingtonGirl, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Wellington participated in the agency’s recent advocacy camp. She was paired with an advocate who has a bio child with DS who said she meets most, if not all of the milestones for a child her age with DS.  She said Wellington is an “easy and snuggly baby” with a very sweet and happy disposition. 

Wellington is eager to explore her environment and bursts with energy from one happy activity to the next. She is mastering her walking ability and is able to get herself to get herself independently to where the action is. She is a good problem solver and has learned how to help the caregivers in their daily tasks. She has a cheerful disposition and wants to participate with her little friends in the activities around her.

Current video shows Wellington in her environment. https://youtu.be/dLUdiFret4Q

The agency’s team met her in May 2016 and is able to talk with families about their impressions. Wellington will participate in the November CHI Advocacy Camp in her city and is waiting to be matched with an advocate as well.

Wellington’s reports also share, “Motor development: she can crawl, can pick up tiny object with thumb and index finger, and can walk with one hand held.

Adaptability: she can take out toy blocks from the cup and put them back, can bang two toy blocks, can turn pages of a book, and can cover the bottle.

Language and social ability: she can imitate the teacher and caretaker to pronouns, can respond to other’s asking for her objects, can understand what NO means, can know cold and warm, can express her needs with the teacher and caretaker, and can cooperate the caretaker to put on and off clothes.

Personality: she is active, ready to smile, likes imitating, likes music, likes playing games with her mates, and has quick reaction. She likes plush toys, likes reading books and full of energy.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Amber

amber amber1Girl, born 2010

cerebral palsy
severe mental delays
nystagmus

 

Beautiful girl, full of spunk!

$48.87 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Oscar

oscaroscar-2017-croppedBoy, born 2010

FAS, HIV
other disorders of the nervous system, other disorder of psychological development, chronic atticoantral suppurative otitis media

New pic January 2017!  He also has a brother born in 2007

 

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Herbert

herbertBoy, born 2015

disorder of the brain
inguinal hernia
astigmatism
other iron deficiency, immunodeficiency, hypothyroidism
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
ventricular septal defect

 

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Shaughan

2007, Nov. 2nd, Shaun ShaughanBoy, born November 2007
PRC
Congenital bilateral atresia of external acoustic meatus; congenital bilateral auricles deformity

Listed: Oct 24, 2014

Shaughan is a terrific little boy with a very manageable need! He is in care of a very well-run orphanage. Shaughan is diagnosed with bilateral atresia of external ears (moderate conductive hearing loss). Agency staff met him last year and said he is VERY sweet. A few adoptive families have met him too and have said that he is very sweet and precious! Shaughan’s file states that he is not affected by the atresia of the bilateral auricles. He likes being with and playing with other children. When called loudly, he will turn to you and smile to you happily. He likes helping his teacher- when the teacher praises him or affirms him, he gets very happy. Shaughan is also willing to help other children. He is extroverted, active, and restless. He is waiting for his family to find him. Are you the lucky family?

$10,420.40 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Henley

henley Boy, born 2008

HIV
slight mental delay

 

Henley is a very quiet boy.

$5.00 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Elaine

elaine-300x2482xGirl, born Feb 2013

The girl moves crawling and pushing handles. She can independently sit. She learned to move around using a wheelchair (knows how to turn, go forward and backward). She passively stands – able to set and maintain the torso axis. Attempts to walk with walker.  She have muscle flaccidity and paralysis from the waist down. The child has no feeling in the lower extremities.

Elaine is a cheerful, lively emotionally, so her smile quickly gaining the sympathy of adults.

Strengths of girl is cheerful mood, rich facial expressions, varied emotional expression, gratitude, seeking contact with another person, the pursuit of overcoming obstacles.

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Allen #38-1

allen2

allen-nov2016Age: 12
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus

Allen lived in a mental institution for many years before recently being moved to a group home. Since being moved to the group home, he has made rapid progress in his development. Videos taken in November 2016 show him appropriate answering questions (such as “When is your birthday?”), identifying objects, and speaking in complete sentences. He is described as inquisitive. He constantly looks around and asks questions. He can estimate “smaller” and “larger”. He knows how to behave when he is on the sidewalk and in a bus. He can dance and follows the rhythm. He can play with play dough, and he can manipulate and draw with pencils and crayons. He participates in active and sports games. He likes to play with toys and colorful legos. He likes to play outside and to swing. His favorite activity is taking care of the plants in the yard and to water them. He manages all of his personal hygiene, including toileting and showering. He feeds himself. He likes to help with serving the food and cleaning the table and often he is a volunteer in the kitchen.

Photos and videos from November 2016 are available.

 

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Eliza #

eliza-video-still-april-2016-sept-2016Eliza was born preterm at 29 weeks in February 2014. She is a healthy little girl with cerebral palsy (mild spastic quadriparesis) and developmental delay.

Eliza can sit, pull to stand, walk with support, and is learning to take steps on her own. She grasps and holds objects with both hands, knocks blocks together, and is able to play with toys independently. Eliza responds to visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation and shows appropriate attention span for activities of interest to her. She vocalizes combinations of sounds, but, at present, communicates primarily in a nonverbal manner. Eliza reacts when spoken to but does not yet understand all that is being said to her. At times she exhibits stereotypic rocking.

Eliza is a peaceful little girl who eats and sleeps well. She accepts the company of other children and allows physical contact with familiar adults, freely smiling and laughing in her interactions with them.

Update September 2016: Per our in-country representative, Eliza began to take steps independently without support at 18 months of age. Although unsteady, she is currently able to walk for short distances on her own. Eliza now imitates sounds and repeats syllables. She receives daily physical therapy. This sweet little girl would greatly benefit from additional therapies, and overall, from the support and love of a forever family.
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, she will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for her.

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Ansel

ansel-1Boy, born 2003

Down syndrome

LA-E2

Ansel was relinquished to the children’s home when he was almost 2 years old; his family was unable to care for a child with special needs.

Ansel receives language and physical therapy once a week, and his vocabulary and social skills are improving!  He enjoys riding bikes, playing in the dirt, and watching Barney on TV.  His favorite foods are chicken with rice, yogurt, and cake.

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

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Joey

joeyjoey-1josue2009Boy, born 2005

Down syndrome

LA-E1

Joey was left in the hospital at birth.  He is cleared for adoption and has been waiting for SO very long!  He has lived in the same children’s home since he was an infant.  He attends a school for children with special needs in the community.

Joey sounds like an active guy — he enjoys riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline, and running games.  He’s not a picky eater, and especially likes sweets.

Additional pictures available.

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

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Zadie

sadieGirl, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Zadie gets along well with everyone in her foster home. She has 2 best friends in particular that she is often with. She loves riding her tricycle and doing puzzles. She is a good listener in school and is proud of her work.

 

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

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Harriet

harperGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Harriet can be a little timid at times but is not afraid of strangers. She is often smiling and loves being around the other children. She can understand what is being said to her and is a smart girl. She loves toys and her favorite thing is to be cuddled by her caretakers.

 

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

 

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Kaylee

kaylee-1-300x225Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Kaylee is a happy and playful baby who is always smiling. She is independent and able to enjoy time playing alone. She loves listening to music and will wave her arms when it comes on.

$387.01 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Cheyenne

cheyenneGirl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Cheyenne is an active and very optimistic 7 year old girl. She loves to sing and dance and is a very happy child. She loves playing piano and is capable of doing many things on her own, such playing and eating. She can communicate well, although sometimes must speak slower for strangers to understand her. She loves all types of food and is not a picky eater. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Could this precious girl be the joyful addition your family needs?

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Chloris

chloris-1 chloris-2Girl, born Oct 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

This is Chloris!  Chloris came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old. They found she has Down syndrome, with no known heart or other health issues. Chloris lives with a foster family, and gets along very well with her foster siblings. Her development has been delayed, as is typical for a child with Down syndrome. Chloris has some speech delays which will likely require some speech therapy. She is bright, happy, engaging, and very social! Her foster family has helped her in her development so much! Chloris enjoys playing with her foster sisters…a family for Chloris with built in playmates would be wonderful!

$2,340.00 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Dominick

dominickBoy, born May 2004
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed October 2016

A recent adopting family met this boy, and spent time with Dominick on two different occasions.   They said:  “He is a very sweet boy who has expressed that he wants to be adopted. We have adopted two of his friends, and they pray every night that he can find his forever family too. Dominick has a sweet and loving personality that we know would be a blessing to any family.”

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

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Owen

owen-2016Owen was born in July 2014 and has Down Syndrome. His heart is reportedly healthy.

Listed October 2016

Owen is an active child who can cruise along furniture and likes to play with toys. Owen responds to the people around him, communicates with gestures and sounds, and understands at least part of what is said to him. He eats very well and is not yet potty-trained.

Update March 2017: Owen is a kind little boy who likes receiving attention.  He can crawl, uses some sign language and says the names of his caretakers.

$280.00 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Evelyn

evelyn-2016Evelyn was born in October 2012 and has Down Syndrome. Her heart defect was surgically repaired.

Listed October 2016

Evelyn can walk holding a hand or against support. She’s an active girl who plays with toys and interacts with friends. She eats well, is potty-trained and makes herself understood with gestures, facial expressions and by using her hands.

 

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Jesse

jesse-001Boy, born 2012
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed October 2016

Jesse has a good appetite. He tries to eat alone, with a little help from caregivers.
He likes bathing. Jesse is quiet, lively, cheerful child. He is interested in his environment. He is sociable, he likes to be with children and familiar adults. In September this year, he will begin kindergarten.

Jesse has developmental delays typically associated with children who have Down syndrome: a slight decrease in muscle tone and impaired motor coordination. He willingly to use all the equipment on the playground, kicking ball, running, walking ever greater distances. Twice a week, he attends therapy. Jesse is stubborn and sometimes offended. He requires supervision, but he can play on his own for a long time. His speech development is delayed. He says few words, but he is able to understand much, and follow simple commands. He responds to his name, and can indicates body parts on himself and on the doll.

$99.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Nico

nicoBoy, born 2011
Down Syndrome, hypothyroidism, bronchial asthma.

Listed October 2016

Nico is a cheerful boy. He enjoys music, he dances to the beat. He communicates with gestures and single words.  Nico tries to be independent –  eating, drinking & dressing himself. He is very interested in his environment.

 

$99.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Jenna #

JennaGirl, 2.5 years old

Listed: Oct 2016

Jenna is 2 and a half years old, and has been living in an orphanage since she was 6 weeks old. Jenna loves to be hugged, enjoys musical toys, and laughs when she is teased by adults. She plays well with other children and appears to enjoy being around them. Jenna appears to connect well with others emotionally.

Jenna is blind due to a complete retinal detachment in one eye and a partial detachment in the other. She is also developmentally delayed. She does not walk on her own, but can walk when led by an adult for a few steps. Jenna is not speaking and does not respond to verbal instructions from other adults. She is unable to feed herself, but is in the process of potty training. The reports describe Jenna as having “underdeveloped thinking operations.”

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

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Poppy

Poppy bGirl, born June 2013
PRC
Down Syndrome

Poppy is an adorable little girl who is 3 years old. Poppy has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She has the delays expected with a child who has Down syndrome, but is making progress. At 2, she was crawling well, and could stand with support. Poppy’s fine motor skills are very good. Her receptive speech is good, also. She is a sweet and lovable little one, who loves to play outdoors with the other kids. She needs a family!

$81.00 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Douglas

Douglas collageBoy, born December 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome/Congenital heart defect

Meet darling Douglas! Douglas has down syndrome, a Congenital Heart Defect- PDA (funnel shape), and possible CP. Douglas came into care at the age of five and has only been living in the orphanage for a little over a year. At the time he came into care, he was walking independently, but was not speaking. Douglas can now eat independently with a spoon and drink from a cup. He can go up and down stairs on his own as well. Douglas is not toilet trained yet and he does need help getting dressed, but he will cooperate and hold up his hands when the caretaker help dress him. He can make sounds, but cannot say specific words. When Douglas is not happy, he will sit on the ground and cry. He loves to be cuddled and snuggled and that usually cheers him up pretty quickly. He recently started attending pre-school in the orphanage and is said to be able to sit nicely and quietly listen to the teacher. Douglas is described as an introverted boy who loves to walk around the living area and take walks with his caretakers after supper. He loves to bounce balls back and forth with his caretakers and friends, though he does have difficulty catching the ball sometimes. Douglas is waiting for a family to see him, bring him home, and love him forever!

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Andrea

Andrea2AndreaGirl, born January 2006
PRC
Down Syndrome

Beautiful 10-year-old Andrea is a sweet girl agency staff met a year ago! Andrea has down syndrome, but is high functioning. She lives in a foster family with four siblings in an apartment on the grounds of the orphanage. She is attending a special education school inside the orphanage and her favorite thing to do and learn about is to listen to music and dance. Her vision and hearing were reported to be normal and she has no heart conditions. Andrea’s best friend is a boy in the orphanage who also has down syndrome. Her favorite color is red and she loves to play with Legos or toys you can take apart and build with. Her favorite food is meat.

Andrea understands everything she hears or is told. She repeats words and phrases. When she is happy, she will talk a lot. When she is upset, she stops talking. She also may not listen or respond when upset, but she is never aggressive. Andrea is very observant. She likes to watch and then copy. She can put on and take off her own clothes, but does need some help with buttons. Andrea can feed herself with a spoon. She is very helpful at school. Andrea is described as active, extroverted, playful, friendly, helpful, kind, and funny. She is a leader and she obeys most of the time, but can be stubborn at times.

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

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Brendan #35

Brendan 535OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, 3 years old
Main Special Needs: background retinopathy; retinopathy of prematurity; a condition after 2-degree intracranial hemorrhage (he is blind); Specific developmental disorder of motor function; hypotrophy; delayed neuropsychological development.  Prematurely born second degree, with low birth weight. Microcephalus; Delay in the neuro-psychical development.

Listed: June 3, 2015

The child is calm and rarely cries when he’s upset or protests. Single demonstrations of stereotypical shaking of the head right-left have been observed. He reacts with cheer and liveliness to the presence of familiar adults and accepts their presence and contact; he smiles to tender speech and laughs loud to teases. He likes close physical contact. He is distanced with strangers and is distrustful with them not showing activity in play interactions. His attention is difficult to attract and keep. He has support in his legs. His motor development is at the level turning from back to stomach and vice versa and moving by crawling. He is steady in the walker and makes attempts to move around in it. His grip is palmar and he manipulates for long time with toys put in proximity, with alternation of the hands. He picks up a toy put in proximity, makes attempts to evoke sounds from it or puts it in his mouth. Currently, he plays with toys manipulating with them for a long time. He rarely pronounces syllables or other combinations of sounds.

He readily enters into play interactions with adults. He spontaneously pronounces syllables and other combinations of sounds. He eats well, with appetite. While bathed, he’s calm. His sleep is calm and long. He sucks his thumb while sleeping.

He eats blended food from a spoon.

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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Tony

Boy, 7 years old, epilepsy

Tony resides with his biological family for 3 years.  Then he was placed to a foster family but since September 2014 he resides at the orphanage. He was in the hospital twice with suspicion of epilepsy and currently he takes a medication.

Tony went to preschool in 2014 and it was difficult transition since he didn’t follow the rules and was aggressive toward other kids. His present teachers don’t have any problems with him. He seems adapted well and established relationship with kids and adults. He doesn’t like to draw. He is very fond of cars! He still has problems with concentration at school and his development is delayed but he made a good progress!

It is recommended to place him into a family without other children.

$5.00 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Elina

elinaGirl, 11 years old, possible FAS, low birth weight

Elina resides in the same foster family since she was 5 years old. She has a lot of interest including signing and playing saxophone. She is very athletic and participate is running competition. She needs to work on her behavior and self-control skills.

 

*** 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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Tina

TTGirl, 9 years old
M-OD
cerebral palsy, speech delays

Tina is a 9 year old girl who is a very cheerful, active, sociable and persistent child who easily shows her emotions. She is a bit shy upon meeting new people, but when she feels like trust has been established, she is playful and affectionate. She has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic paraparesis (muscular rigidity predominantly in the legs), strabismus and a speech developmental delay. Tina is an independent child that tries to do things on her own and tries to get as little help as possible when it comes to self-care habits. She has a significant gap in her development affecting her most in the area of her motor skills. Her cognitive and speech abilities have also been affected due to the difficulty she has abstracting and understanding information. She is participative and cooperative. She is interested in expressing and sharing her desires, needs and concerns. Tina’s attention-concentration span is short, which means she needs constant monitoring so that she will appropriately complete her activities. She is capable of going up stairs, running, and jumping with both feet.

We only have this child’s file for a short time.

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Ace

ACGirl, 9 years old
M-OD

Listed: Oct 6, 2016

Ace is a 9 year old girl who is very cheerful, sensitive and affectionate. When she feels comfortable with people, she becomes playful, smiles and is affectionate. She enjoys company and demands constant attention from adults. It is generally hard for Ace to trust those around her. She seeks to establish relationships with those with whom she feels comfortable and secure in the area of basic and emotional needs. Ace is a sensitive girl that looks for others to protect her. Her vocabulary is limited and when she expresses herself verbally, she tends to change certain phonemes. Ace has been diagnosed as slightly intellectually disabled because of the social-emotional deprivation and malnutrition that she experienced in the early years of her life. Ace has significant artistic abilities and enjoys activities where she is the center of attention, such as dancing, music, singing and crafts. She demonstrates initiative when she makes up her own choreography and shows her friends the different movements. School motivates her. She wants very much to become a part of a family where her needs for affection will be met and where she can feel loved, protected and totally cared for.

We only have this child’s file for a short time.

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A.V.

AVBoy, 14 years old
M-OD
Intellectual delays

A.V. is a very cheerful and sociable child. He is affectionate, sensitive and empathetic to the needs of others. He usually protects the smallest children and is very happy when he realizes these children feel safe at his side. He enjoys being the leader during games and activities and sometimes corrects and scolds others when he gets angry. A.V. seeks out emotional closeness with those who are most meaningful for him. He is used to demanding attention and being possessive with material things and with individuals with whom he identifies. e has adapted very easily to the rules where he lives and usually demonstrates an attitude of service. A.V. adapts to change without much of a problem. His reports are positive in terms of relationships, adaptation and showing great resilience. A.V. has difficulty expressing himself verbally when he articulates words. In his relationships with the other children that live at the institution, A.V. is friendly, prudent and respectful. An evaluation concluded that his intellectual abilities are border line and this is directly related to his perinatal history and social deprivation associated with abuse and malnutrition.

We only have this child’s file for a short time.

*** 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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Grace

GCGirl, 12 years old
M-OD

Grace is a sensitive, cheerful, responsible and expressive child. She is a very responsible with respect to the tasks she has been assigned and she feels proud when she shows others the results. Cognitively Grace has short attention and concentration spans, and has difficulty reading and writing. She is diagnosed with having a generalized neuro-developmental delay due to cerebral immaturity. It is important for Grace to have structure and clear and simple limits that she can follow. She enjoys special times when she can feel being emotionally close to someone and when she experiences that, she is sensitive and cooperative. Grace has a great need to repair the damage that her background has caused in her. She deeply desires to heal her wounds and feel loved. This hope-filled desire is what has allowed Grace to adapt in her daily life and experience notable emotional development.

We only have this child’s file for a short time.

*** 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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Maxim

maxim-2016maxim-collageBoy, born 2005

Arnold-Chiari syndrome, compensated hydrocephalus, flail legs, chronic pyelonephritis, nanism
subclinical hypothyroidism, Mild mental delays

Listed: May 22, 2015

VERY friendly, outgoing and happy, smart and tolerant to others. He likes to play with other children. He wants to be adopted.

From a family who met him:  Wonderful cheerful smiling boy! So grateful for little gifts, and eager to rush back to his groupa to share the goodies. He can wheel himself around very well.

*** 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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Gerry

gerryBoy, born 2011

Other disorders of nervous system
Mild mental retardation
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Divergent concomitant strabismus

 

 

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Simson

simsonBoy, born 2014

Congenital brain malformation (callosum dysplasia)
congenital hydrocephaly

 

 

$100.00 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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Declan

DeclanBoy, born October 2005
PRC
Albinism

Listed: August 6, 2015

Declan is an easy going and quiet boy who was admitted to the orphanage as a newborn and has lived there ever since. He has albinism and nystagmus (involuntary eye movements). Declan is able to attend school and makes average grades. It is said that he listens carefully to the teachers and respects them. He also loves to do hard work and earns awards from the teachers. Declan enjoys numbers and studying. He is a leader that unites his classmates. Declan loves to be outside in all types of weather, including snow. He gets along well with the other children and he likes playing games and playing on the outdoor playground equipment. Once he gets to know you a little, he becomes talkative and has a ready smile. He has strong language skills and expresses himself well. He doesn’t see objects clearly due to his weaker vision, so his actions can seem a bit timid and slow, but he does see colors fine. Declan’s gross motor development is stronger than his fine motor skills. He adapts easily and has strong self care skills. When it comes to eating, Declan has a reputation for having possibly the largest appetite in the dining room! Declan has waited long enough for a family- please help us find this great boy a family!

*** 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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Leelee

leeleeGirl, born 2014
Spina bifida

Listed: Sept 20, 2016

Leelee went directly to Family Orphanage from the hospital after birth. She was born with spina bifida in the sacral, without hydrocephalus, operated on the first day of life. Because of neurogenic bladder, she is systematic catheterized.

Leelee is very cheerful and open, easily makes contact with new people. Leelee willingly playing with dolls, cradled them, she takes in the stroller and swings them, loves also look books. Motor development girl is behind schedule. Currently Leelee already able to run, although there she imbalance. It comes and goes down the stairs holding the railing with both hands, climbs up on a chair and goes down with him.

Leelee uses single words, which include the names of familiar people, actions, and everyday objects.

$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!

For more information on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

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Kraig #29-10

Kraig_Sept 2015 Kraig2_Sept 2015Boy, 7 years old
blind
Prematurely born with low birth weight; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; ROP (Retinopathy of the prematurely born) with detachment of the retina in both eyes – second type, final stage; Amaurosis; Delays in the physical and neuro-psychical development.

Listed: September 2014

UPDATE from a family who met him in 2016: I spent a week with Kraig at the children’s home. He is very well cared for and loved by the Nannies, but they are so limited in respect for knowing how to care for a blind child and being able to provide what he needs. He cannot play with most of the toys because he cannot see them. He is walking VERY well. He has a very hard time when the room gets loud and he does self soothe by putting his hands on his ears and rocking. I believe with a good school/program he would learn how to live daily life as a blind person and be fully functional. He really wants to be loved. He would even let me put my hand on his head or rub his back. He would be a real Mama’s Boy! I would love to help find him a family and I will commit to helping that family fundraise as much as I possibly can.

Kraig needs a family! His most recent update shows he is doing worse than previously; he has started some auto-aggressive behaviors and autistic traits – which is not a surprise since he’s blind and doesn’t have a lot of stimulation and attention in his environment.

Kraig doesn’t talk but understands the speech of the adults, reacts to his name but not always, and pronounces accidental combinations of sounds. He doesn’t use non-verbal means or gestures to communicate. He likes to cuddle in familiar adults.

He laughs loud when teased and expresses positive emotions to interactions with familiar adults. When he is anxious, he exhibits auto-aggression. He cries form strangers. Sometimes he lives in his own world, does stereotypical movements (rocks), and refuses to carry out instructions. He becomes very restless in a noisy environment, when the tone of the voice is raised or at loud sounds (hi puts his hands on his ears). He has difficulties accepting new things.

Kraig tolerates close contact with familiar adults but doesn’t interact with his peers due to his vision. He walks with support and around unmoving support. He makes independently several steps but is afraid. He moves comparatively calmly in a familiar environment. He is terrified by the walks in the yard. He has good appetite and eats well but doesn’t gain weight well.

Kraig plays with musical toys. He likes to listen to music and songs. He claps his hands and is happy then. He prefers familiar toys and children’s songs. He has difficulties accepting new games and needs time to get used to them. He holds objects in his hands. He can play for a long time with appropriate musical toys – hits a drum and tambourine and waves with rattles.

Updated photos from Sept 2015 — the agency has videos available, too.