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Ellwood #

Boy: Born 2007

Physical and Cognitive delays

Listed: March 2017

Ellwood’s  fine motor skills do not correspond with his age, although his gross motor skills are good.  He can stay focused on easy tasks for a short period of time. Ellwood struggles with memorizing, retaining and reproducing new information.

He behaves like a younger child and can be aggressive and emotionally unstable. When upset, he may scream, cry or use inappropriate words. Ellwood can express himself and easily connects with strangers. He can be loving and kind also.  Ellwood likes sports but lacks the skills and understanding to play on a team.

More photos/file are available from his agency

*** 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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Felix Cooper

guardianangelBoy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Felix Cooper is a happy toddler who is usually smiling! Caregivers describe him as obedient, and say he gets along well with other children. Though he would often cry wanting to be picked up, he could be distracted with a rattle, and would happily play on his own.

Felix Cooper is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and his thorax protrudes out. At one year old, he could hold his head up, roll over, and sit on his own, though not for very long. Now he can crawl, stand and take steps when holding onto furniture. A social little boy, he interacts with his nannies and makes eye contact. He can feed himself finger foods. His favorite toys are balls and musical instruments! This chubby sweetheart needs a family to give him lots of cuddles!

The agency that currently has his file is offering an additional $4000 grant!

$904.60 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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Charity, Levi & Micah

Three siblings
CO-4

Listed: March 2017

Charity: age 12, good student, but 3 years behind in school as parents didn’t send her. Great memory. Perseverant.

Levi: age 9, Learning disabilities (already having to repeat a grade), untreated Strabismus – Ametropia Exotropia. He has language delays and is in speech therapy.

Micah: age 6, average student, in speech therapy but problems mild and disappearing.

$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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Princess

Girl, age 12
CO-4

Listed March 2017

Princess is deaf. She does not have any assisted listening device. Currently, she reads lips, and knows some sign language (in her native language). She also has congenital torticollis. She does not have academic delays.

*** 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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Ricardo

Boy, age 10
CO-4
He is deaf, but has Cochlear Implant. Born with Imperforate Anus, has colostomy.

Listed: March 2017

Ricardo also has some learning disability – but it is believed it is mainly due to hearing problems — large class, lots of noise, difficult to hear even with implant.

 

*** 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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Elsie and Evie

Elsie and Evie are sisters who have been diagnosed with dwarfism. As of March 2017, they are 5 and 6 years old.

Listed: March 2017

Elsie is a shy girl who can walk independently, feeds herself and is potty-trained. She is verbal and able to express her ideas. Evie has not mastered these skills and her speech is less developed. Prospective adoptive parents should be prepared for possible additional diagnoses after homecoming.

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Simon

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Simon is a happy little boy who loves to be outside. His foster mom says he likes to be with other children and laughs very easily. Simon isn’t quite walking yet, but he crawls and sits on his own and pulls to a stand. He says several words and had a wonderful time ripping up paper and flinging it around!

Simon is in foster care and appears to have a close connection with his foster mother. He likes when she hugs him but is more reserved with people he doesn’t know.  Little Simon needs a family. Could be your son?

***Simon has a $4000 grant towards his adoption from his current agency!***

$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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Maximus #

Boy: 2012

Moderate cognitive and speech delay

Listed: March 2017

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

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

More photos/file are available from his agency.

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Clifton #

 Boy: Born 2012

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

Listed: March 2017

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

Update 5/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

More photos/file are available from his agency

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Paddy #

Boy:Born July 2012

Hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, astigmatism

Listed: March 2017

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

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

More information and pictures may be available from his agency.

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Vada #

Girl: Born 2003

Sarcoidosis — receiving treatment

Listed March 2017

Vada has good fine and gross motor skills but displays some cognitive delays.  She works with a resource teacher and likes to study. Art is her favorite subject.  She likes to looks pretty and enjoys having friends.  She has a good connection with familiar adults but needs time to warm up to unfamiliar adults.

*** 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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Quinntavius

Quinntavius (1)Boy, born February 2012
PRC
Limb difference

Listed: May 26, 2015

3 year old Quinntavius is missing his right hand. It looks as if he may have ptosis (droopy eye lid) of his left eye, but that is not a formal diagnosis. Quinntavius likes to look at picture books and be read to. He really enjoys going outside and playing and basking in the sunshine. Quinntavius has good fine motor skills and is very observant.

He knows his name and likes hearing his named called. Quinntavius has good expression and is very curious. He is a quiet boy and doesn’t cry often. He can combine actions with words, such as shaking his head no and saying no. He really likes to play with toys, especially blocks, and he enjoys rolling balls. Quinntavius sounds like a wonderful little boy who doesn’t let anything stop him. Now he just needs a forever family of his own!

Video available from spring 2017.

$2,069.40 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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Jax #49

Jax

Jax was born in 2011.

He has been living with a foster family since 2013.

Listed May 2015

He has a systolic murmur along the precordium; hyperkinetic conduct disorder and a mild mental delay. The child started walking on time, but his speech is underdeveloped. The child cannot stay focused for a long time while playing. He understands and follows simple instructions.

The agency has current medical reports available for serious inquiries.

UPDATE March 2017: previous Diagnosis of Atypical autism that was changed to hyperkinetic disorder, very interested in motor activities. Responds to positive interactions and praise from familiar adults, but can become anxious in new situations or if a familiar caregiver is not around. He seeks comfort from familiar adults and can become sad if one leaves.

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Lillie

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Lillie is 4.5 years old with a rosy complexion. She is described as active and bright with a ready smile. Lillie is very social and loves to play. Her verbal skills are not very strong, but she can say “Dad” and “Mom” and some short phrases. She can understand simple things that adults say.

$36.00 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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Anthony #

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

Listed: March 2017

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

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

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Jocelyn

jocelyn-collageGirl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed: March 2017

Sweet little Jocelyn is gentle and quiet and a too-cute sweetheart who is about to turn TWO! She likes it when the caretaker cuddles or teases her. She can play with toys and likes watching her hands. She will smile at you when she is happy and she is generally good spirited. Jocelyn has been receiving rehabilitation training and after her first month of training, she could turn over and search for toys and control her head when her body is propped with her elbows. Jocelyn is living in a foster family and is diagnosed as having Down Syndrome and CHD. In November of 2016, she had a VSD repair, ligation of PDA, PFO (patent foramen ovale) closure, and tricuspid plasty. Agency staff have met Jocelyn multiple times.

Her current agency has a $5000 grant available for her adoptions. They have many photos and videos available, as well as additional information!

$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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Thomas Michael

thomasBoy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Lively Thomas likes kicking ball and listening to music! He is currently in kindergarten and is talkative and sometimes mischievous! He is fond of others, shares well, and is known to comfort those who are sick of his own initiative. He is described as very active and energetic! Thomas has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, but he considered healthy otherwise and is rarely sick. Thomas is ready to find his forever family!

$206.30 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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Lillian and Aston

lillian1

astonGirl, born 2015
Carrier of Hep C antibodies (diagnosis may be cancelled soon)

Boy, born 2009
Spastic tetraparesis
He can walk by himself, can talk some, eats everything, strives at school

Listed: March 2017

They will be available fall 2017, and they must be adopted together.

$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!

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Karsen

karsen-feb-2017Karsen was born in November 2008 and has Down syndrome. His heart is healthy.  He is available to single moms.

Listed: March 2017

Karsen is a kind, friendly, and sensitive little boy who frequently hugs the other children in his group. He walks independently, repeats words, and easily learns songs and dances. Karsen loves to eat and enjoys games, cartoons, and going for walks. The director of his orphanage highly recommends him for adoption.

Update February 2017: Karsen is a polite and sociable little boy. He speaks in simple sentences and understands and follows directions such as pointing to specific body parts when asked and blowing kisses.

$1,345.50 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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Clio

guardianangelclioGirl, born 2012

Blindness, both eyes; Aphakia

Listed: Feb 2017

She needs a family ASAP!

$36.00 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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Pia #

pia-march-2017Pia was born in 2002 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida (which has been surgically addressed), infantile cerebral palsy, club feet, slight lower paraparesis, and mild developmental delays.

Listed: Feb 2017

Pia is an inquisitive and sociable teen who shows a generally positive attitude. She has a well-developed active vocabulary and easily makes conversation. Pia is oriented in time and space and her thinking is moving toward being abstract and logical. Pia participates in group games, interacts with peers, and enjoys individual attention. She loves music.

Pia walks independently though with a slightly unstable gait. Her gross and fine motor skills are well-developed and she has good self-help skills, including for hygiene and eating.

Pia currently attends 8th grade and receives integrated education with a resource teacher. She wishes to be adopted. Families who have met Pia would be happy to speak with anyone interested in bringing her home.

Update March 2017:  In an update received on Pia this month, she is described as a diligent, responsible teen who is willing to learn new things.  She regularly attends school and is meeting the goals of her IEP.  Pia can read and write, including by dictation, as well as solve math problems.  She is also studying English as a foreign language.  Pia is respectful toward adults and has good relationships with her peers among whom she prefers to be a leader.  She enjoys playing on the tablet, watching TV, drawing and coloring.  Pia dreams of having a family and would love to have younger siblings.

Please contact the agency for information about a substantial grant offered by a private donor.

*** 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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Peggy

peggy-feb-2017Peggy was born in December 2014 with spina bifida. A VP shunt has been placed.

Listed: Feb 2017

From a family who met her in March 2017: Peggy speaks and knows a lot of words, but doesn’t appear to use full sentences yet. Though shy, Peggy would do very well in her speech and communication in a family where she could develop further. She seems like a typical little girl, other than not being able to use her legs. She reacts and responds appropriately for her age. Peggy is very detail oriented, and loves to draw with a little sketch-it toy, which seems to be her favorite toy. She can wheel herself in a zipzac chair and would stay in it all day to move around if she were allowed. I could get her to laugh and smile often. She would follow me around in the zipzac chair and cried when we left.

Update February 2017: Peggy is a very affectionate and interactive little girl. She knows and uses the names of the children in her group, vocalizes functional words such as “here”, “bring”, and “give”, and follows single-step directions. Peggy enjoys playing with toys and games and is especially good at matching shapes and colors. She moves across the floor using her hands and is able to sit unsupported for a short period of time.

August 2015: Peggy is alert and tracks with her eyes. She has developed hand to hand and hand to mouth coordination and reaches for toys, but cannot yet hold them. Peggy appears to have head control, but needs support to sit. She regularly receives therapy.

Married couples only.

$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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Kade #16-2

Kade_June 2016

2016

Kade 2014DOB: 2002
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, asthma

Listed: October 9, 2011

2014 UPDATE:  Kade was moved out of an institution and into a group home in 2014.  He is described as sensitive, with alert look, inquisitive, willful, contact and adaptive to the group. He is oriented in his immediate social environment and in the scheme of his own body. The fine motor skills are developed and all main motion skills have been mastered. He understands and carries out all commands and makes attempts to pronounce some words. He is very energetic with great desire for all kinds of motion games, and is well coordinated and purposeful. Kade feeds himself, dresses himself, and is completely toilet trained. His favorite activity is to listen to music and dance and he shows off on all festivities. His expressive and impressive speech is poor and he has limited vocabulary but he pronounces conscious syllables and words. He imitates objects from everyday life when they are mentioned. He likes to help to take care of the other children in the institution. He is interactive with the other children from the group. He can start playing with any toy. He draws by imitation within the limits of the paper. He likes to play with stuffed, musical and mechanic toys and he uses them according to their purpose. He can play for a long time with them.

Photos and videos from December 2014 are available through the agency.

Kade is currently living in a mental institution but is doing very well. He is attending school in the local village. His gross and fine motor skills are well developed. He colors inside the lines, feeds and dresses himself and is toilet trained. His expressive and receptive language is developed. He answers to his name, follows directions and repeats the names of objects. He participates in games and seeks out contact with other children. He enjoys playing with stuffed animals, musical toys and mechanical toys.

His play is appropriate. He is impulsive and will get upset if he doesn’t get his way. However, he is not aggressive toward himself nor toward other people.  He has a short attention span and will often give up easily when an activity is too hard and ask to do something else instead.  Kade is described as calm, inquisitive, headstrong, sensitive and communicative.

Update from Feb 2013: Kade is toilet trained, feeds and dresses himself, says some words, follows directions, and is not aggressive. He attends special education classes taught by teachers who come to the institution for instructional time. He is active and enjoys playing outside and staying busy. He enjoys the attention from the staff and will act silly to get them to pay attention to him. We have several current photos and a video of him. In the video, he is playing on playground equipment, following directions, joking around with staff and making funny faces at the camera and you can hear him say a few words too. He is living in a mental institution, but he is well cared for and doing quite well.

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

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ISABELLA #

guardianangelisabella-feb-2017isabellaGirl, almost 11 years old

special needs: infantile cerebral palsy – mixed form, with lower limb flaccid paraparesis, with monoplegia of the right upper limb; surgical intervention of Spina bifida occulta after tuberculous meningoencephalitis;

From the agency representative who met her:  We are delighted deeply touched by this girl’s kindness and sweet personality. Her intellect is intact and she does have so much potential to develop further if only provided with the constant, stimulating, loving and caring environment that only a forever family could give.

Isabella uses a wheelchair. She has preserved intellect and attends a mainstream school. She is a 3rd-grade student. She copes well with her studies and attends her classes regularly.

Isabella is a sociable child and interacts freely both with peers and adults. She enjoys receiving attention. Isabella can lead a dialogue and express her feelings and emotions as part of communication. She initiates conversations and games together with others. She enjoys company, she remains calm and observes others. She is smiling and sociable.

Isabella is focused and attentive while performing the tasks she is assigned. She is engaged in activities aimed at enriching her knowledge and skills. Isabella is a diligent girl and she completes the tasks she is given.

Isabella doesn’t demonstrate any aggressive behavior. She shows interest in music. She enjoys playing with plush toys, balls, dolls and puzzles. She loves drawing and coloring as well as watching children’s TV shows. She plays different games with her peers and enjoys being part of a group.

*** 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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Faith

faith

faith1Girl, born 2012

Cornelia deLange Syndrome
heart issues

Listed: Feb 2017

 

$93.45 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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Zachary

zacharyBoy, born 2012

Phenylketonuria (PKU)

Available end of summer 2017!

Listed: Feb 2017

 

$47.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Steven #

steven-2 stevenBoy, age 9
Spinal muscle atrophy; moderate mental delay

Listed: Feb 2017

Steven’s general motor skills are good, however, he walks with a waddling gait and it is difficult for him to stand up after squatting position. Steven’s fine motor skills are weak and his concentration is only held for about one-two minutes. Memorization capacity and imagination are poor. He can carry out instructions and has good visual contact. Steven’s intellectual abilities are limited even though there is the impression that he understands his surroundings. Steven is non-verbal; he communicates by mimics and gestures. He pronounces syllables and some words but his speech is incomprehensible. Steven likes to play outside in a sandbox, go down slides and swing on the swing set. He is happy when there are children around him and he will share his toys with others.

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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Sebastian

sebastianBoy, born 2011

Multicystic Kidney disease

Listed: Feb 2017

Sebastian is a smart and Active child!

$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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Vassilio #

vassilioBoy, 6 years old

Vassilio has cerebral palsy, strabismus, moderate mental delay and he is allergic to eggs, cocoa, fish and carrots.

Listed: Feb 2017

Vassilio can hold objects in both hands and his vocabulary consists of about 10-15 words. He understands verbal instructions and follows them. Vassilio likes to listen to music, dance and watch puppet shows. He likes to communicate with adults and children and likes to be hugged and touched. Vassilio can put small bites of food in his mouth and can drink out of a cup. He cannot dress or undress himself. The agency has additional information and photos.

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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Grady and Vanessa #

gradyvanessa Grady, boy, age 10
Vanessa, girl, age 16

Listed: Feb 2017

Vanessa will be able to be adopted past age 16 as long as she is adopted with her brother, Grady.

Grady is an adorable little boy who is very social and loves to communicate and interact with others. He has lived with a foster family and his sister since 2008. Grady is on the shorter side but with well-developed motor skills and enjoys activity and dynamic games. He shows some cases of chaotic movements of the body. He does well with drawing picture but his attention can be unstable and makes learning content in school difficult. He is very competitive in games and communicates well but with slight speech impairment. He understands when he messes up and feels guilty. He isn’t very independent but doesn’t ask for help if he doesn’t need it. Grady is excited to find a family and wants to be adopted!

Vanessa is a beautiful young girl who is so sweet and easy to interact with. She has lived with a foster family and her brother since  2008. Vanessa is very social and initiates conversation with people she knows but not as well with people she just met. She has a well-developed short and long term memory and does well at summarization with limited information. She has good fine motor skills and is healthy and athletic. She is competitive but not aggressive. She is kind-hearted and can’t wait to be adopted!

 

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

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George, Rose, Yvonne and Nadia #

georgerosenadiayvonne

These four siblings are available to be adopted together.  Nadia must be adopted prior to her 17th birthday, WITH her younger siblings, to be eligible for adoption.  Yvonne is only available with her younger siblings, as well.

Listed: Feb 2017

George, Age 13
George is a handsome, energetic, and great at making friends. He is healthy, can respond well, and maintain an attention span. He can concentrate well and does well in school. He has been treated through vaccinations since he was young and doesn’t show peculiarities. George is the perfect candidate for becoming a new member of the family!

Rose, Age 15
Rose is a beautiful young lady who is curious, social, and kind-hearted. She is healthy, has low intellectual skills, gets easily distracted and has a mild mental delay. She has difficulty remembering content learned in school and loses interest quickly. Rose communicates well and always engages in conversation by asking questions, and responding well. She is very active in group play and is far from aggressive. She is honest and always has good intentions. Rose is so ready to find a new family and make new friends!

Yvonne, Age 16
Yvonne is a gorgeous 16-year-old with a kind heart, social communicator, and good-intentioned teen. She is healthy, has a mild mental delay, and delay in the neural-psychical development. She has trouble remembering content and poor vocabulary. She does well with communication and well developed motor skills. She also has an impaired hearing memory. She shows a strong connection between her siblings an isn’t aggressive towards others. Yvonne is ready to be accepted into a new family!

Nadia, age 17
Nadia is the oldest of the four children and is very social, kind, and loving to those she bonds with. She is healthy with specific learning disabilities. She has well developed motor movement and can have an adequate conversation. She is emotionally connected with her siblings and connects well with other children in the orphanage. Her intellect is low and she has limited learning abilities. Her thinking ranges from low and sometimes very fast. She has a short attention span and concentration. She wants to be a cook when she is older and is very much ready to find a family.

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

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Gabby and Stephen #

gabby-stephanBrother and sister, ages 12 and 9

Listed: Feb 2017

The children are wonderful, despite the tough first years of their lives, living in a very poor environment and being severely neglected. Stephan was still a young boy, who had to take care of his younger sister. This made him much more mature than his calendar age. He is a bight and responsible young boy and it is easy to see how much he cares about his sister. Gabby loves her brother and count on his care and protection. The emotional bond between the two of them is very strong. Both kids have great potential for future development, if only provided with stable, loving and caring environment that only a family could give them.

GABBY, age: 9 years

Special needs: moderate spastic left-sided hemiparesis as a result of the tuberculosis meningoencephalitis suffered at the age of 3; grand mal seizures (with or without petit mal), not specified.

Gabby is a carefree, radiant and beautiful girl. She is calm and emotionally stable. She does not demonstrate any aggression/self-aggression. She is well-behaved and polite.

Gabby is well-intentioned, compliant and respectful in her relationships with adults and peers. She is sociable, talkative and affectionate. She communicates with both children and adults with ease. Gabby likes watching cartoons in her spare time and she is interested in solving math tasks.

STEPHEN, age: 12 years

Special needs: None! Healthy child, with normal development;

Stephen presents as a very bright and mature young boy. Stephen is calm and emotionally stable. He does not demonstrate any aggression/self-aggression. He is well-behaved and respectful. He observes the rules and norms. He shows solidarity in his communication with adults. Stephen is interested in his studies and he wants to succeed. He is motivated to acquire new knowledge and study.

Because we only have this  file for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for them.

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Codie

codieBoy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome.

Codie is in a wonderful foster home where he receives great care.

Listed: Feb 2017

AN UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 2016 SAYS:
Codie continues to make huge progress. He is sitting on his own, bear crawling and is really starting to develop socially with lots of eye contact, playing with toys and has really started to made better attachment. While he has made great progress in his physical development, his social development has also progressed rapidly. He will reciprocate smiles and hugs, and will now freely smile and giggle. 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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Meilani

meilaniGirl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2017

Meilani is described as “clever, cute, pretty, and very endearing.” She is lively and active, with an extroverted personality. She is a happy little girl with a ready smile. She likes to play outside. Meilani enjoys playing with her little friends and watching TV. She eats and sleeps well. She is described as smart, and would truly thrive in a family. Meilani is diagnosed with Down syndrome  There is no mention of any heart defects and her heart is said to be “normal” in her file, but her family will want to follow-up with cardiology once home to confirm. She is a healthy girl with great overall development. Meilani is waiting for her family to see her and choose her as their daughter. Is Meilani the sweet daughter you’ve been searching for?

$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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Naomi

naomiGIrl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2017

Naomi is in a wonderful foster home where he receives great care. Oh my goodness, you have got to see Naomi’s video! I can’t help but smile every time I watch it. Naomi is very bright and she loves to sing and dance. She is an active and lovely child. Her limbs and intelligence development are delayed compared with peers. She gets along well with children and is very loving. She has learned about 30 kinds of gesture language. She uses the gesture language to express her needs, such as having a meal and drinking water. She recognizes her own belongings and likes outdoor activities very much, especially the slide. She often takes her shoes to the nanny and asks her to help her. She hopes that the nanny takes her to play at outdoors. Video available from the agency.

$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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Ben

benben-updateBoy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Nov 2016

Ben is in a wonderful foster home where he receives great care.

AN UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 2016 SAYS:
Ben has literally transformed before our very eyes in terms of improvement and progress. He came to us at 19 months and could not sit up, and was extremely low tone in all of his muscles. Now he sits up, plays on his own. Gives us good eye contact. Eats table food from a spoon, and sitting in a high chair. He has come a long way in his 4 months here. Video available from the agency.

$54.00 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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Pierce

pierceBoy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Nov 2016

Pierce is in a wonderful foster home. An update from October 2016 says that he is sitting up on his own and full of spunk and personality. He likes to play outdoors. Agency staff met Pierce in September 2016.

 

$76.50 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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Tammy #1-38

TammyGirl: 2003
Diagnosis: Mental delays

Listed: March 31, 2016

Tammy is calm and sometimes shy and uncertain of her abilities. She is shy when communicating and doesn’t trust strangers. She understands and follows rules and has self-care skills. She showers on her own and feeds herself by using utensils. She strives to be independent when dealing with different situations. Her visual and hearing memory is developed and the presence of long term memory is observed regarding things that impressed her. She often gets confused about situations that happened at different time and mixes them in one. Her attention is stable and focused but with limited capacity and distribution. She can not determine the logical sequence and the cause-effect relation. She can not differentiate the tasks in terms of importance and time, which hinders her success. Her imagination is not developed. She speaks correctly and can have a conversation. She has formed a concept of her personality, culture, communication in a family or social situation, for the most important holidays, animals and seasons. She has extensive notions regarding objects and terms in her surroundings, the natural phenomena, different animals and plants, the human body and health.

The child is acquainted with the possibility of being adopted and wants to have a family that will care for her. She often plays a game of “family” and she is the mother.

*** 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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Sally #

sallyGirl, age 15 years

Sally will age out in NOVEMBER 2017.  She needs a family to commit to her PRIOR to that date, and apply for USCIS approval before she ages out.

Sally’s special needs/developmental delays: moderate mental delay; educational difficulties;  biological mother with psychological issues, low intellectual level and unstable personality

Sally is described as a nice girl who demonstrates mostly positive emotions. She is independent when in familiar environment. She is friendly and communicative and can interact equally good with children and adults. Sally is curious. She creates long-lasting friendships. Sally is generally obedient, she follows the rules at school and respects authorities. She participates in musical and dynamic game. Sally loves listening to music and dancing. Sally takes care of her appearance and she is always clean and well–dressed.

*** 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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John and Anthony #479

john-anthonyTrey TrentJohn, age 13
Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development

Anthony, age 12
Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development

Listed: Aug 2014 (originally listed as Trey and Trent)

John is a 13-year-old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. He is inquisitive and interested in many subjects. He has difficulty understanding the difference between “wants” and “needs” and relies on his memorization skills when learning. John has difficulty with concentrating and therefore, is academically below his grade level. John is mobile and energetic and enjoys soccer, badminton, riding his bike and skateboarding.

Anthony is John’s 12-year-old brother. There is data that the child has loss of hearing in one ear while the hearing in the other one is preserved. He has difficulties with carrying out constructive-technical activities, speaks simple sentences and often his words are unclear and incorrectly articulated and therefore, is delayed in speech and language development.

*** 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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Delaney #

delaney-update

Girl, born 2012delaney

Hydrocephalus internal – ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Spina bifida, congenital anomalies of the urinary system, ventral hernia.

Listed: April 25, 2016

Update Jan 2017: Delaney is a beautiful, sweet, calm girl. She likes to be hugged and held. She likes it when someone takes care of her and to be outside, with her stroller and recognizes the people that take care of her. She feels most comfortable in her bed and during her walks with the stroller in the garden. She eats and sleeps well.

Delaney expresses her preferences to people and objects to which she is more attached. She has three favorite toys that are colorful and soft. She also enjoys listening to music especially children’s songs. She doesn’t like lying on her back and sudden and quick movements. She is able to sit independently and grab and hold objects she has very strong hands she uses well. She feels comfortable when around her there are people with who she is familiar with.

Delaney is able to express her opinion and preference with gestures. Delaney is very calm child with big potential for improvement with the needed care, attention and the feeling of the real family environment.

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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Sydney

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born 2012

epilepsy
moderate mental delays
congenital talipes calcaneovalgus
other chromosomal abnormality
myopia

Listed: January 2017

$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!

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Jozy, Rowan and Reisen

rowan-reisenjozyGirl, born 2013
HIV

boy, born 2008
mental delays

boy, born 2010
mental delays

Listed: Jan 26, 2017

The dynamic duo – here come Rowan and Reisen. Their smile can light up a room and they are certain to win you over with their little boy charm. Both love cars and chocolate. Rowan has been hosted before last summer; Reisen just recently arrived at the orphanage. Both boys have some developmental delays, but are teacher’s favorites. Rowan has grown leaps and bounds since he was last hosted in the US, in every way possible.

Rowan: Loves cars, Happy & Playful, Speech delays; Reisen: Outoging lil bro, Artistic explorer, Friendly

From Dec 2016:
They appeared to be very hyper, having serious behavioral issues and mental delays. They changed families during hosting program because first hosting family couldn’t handle them.

Their sister can be adopted separately from them but adoptive family needs to have approval for three children in order for us to be able to separate them. She lives in a different orphanage from them.

$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!

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Isaiah #

isaiahBoy, age: 10 years
Special needs: prematurity of 1 degree; dextrocardia (without any heart malformations); moderate mental delay; delayed speech development

Listed Jan 2017

Isaiah has age-correspondent physical development; He is in a stable and good health condition; His dextrocardia does not cause him any problems.

Isaiah is marking significant progress in his development in the last couple of years. Isaiah talks and composes sentences. He is learning how to write and read.

Isaiah is a sociable child who joins his peers in different games and group activities; He is able to create long-lasting friendships with other children. For the 5 years spent in a foster family the boy has developed a relationship of attachment with his foster mother. Isaiah enjoys spending time on the computer playing children’s games and listening to children’s songs and fairy-tales. He plays with toys in accordance with their purpose.

Isaiah is expressive and artistic boy who can imitate actions, movements, behavior and cartoon characters.

*** 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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Mollie

mollie-1Girl, born 2008mollie-3mollie-2
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2017

Mollie is an 8 year old girl with high functioning Down syndrome. Mollie is a lovely, sweet, expressive and outgoing child who is very able and high functioning. Judging by the pictures over the years, she has no problem keeping up with the boys! Mollie loves to sing and dance, and had no shyness about performing for us on a little stage. We have watched Molly grow and progress well over the years. She is affectionate with her caregivers, and she is very close with her group of little friends. Molly resides in a foster program, does well in a family, and loves her four foster siblings. She attends special classes where she does very well. She has good self-care skills and is able to dress herself and take care of her own toileting needs.

$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!

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Boyd #

boydBoy, age: 1 year 8 months

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

Listed: Jan 2017

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

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

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

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Shelby

shelbyGirl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2017

Shelby is a petite little girl who doesn’t let her small stature get in the way of helping others. It is reported that Shelby loves to help her peers by standing up for them when they are teased by bigger kids, or when they fall and get hurt. Shelby is an animated little girl who her orphanage workers describe as “lovely”. Shelby is a bundle of fun who loves imitating the behaviors of her peers such as reading books.

$13.50 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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Daisie

daisyGirl, born 2007
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: January 2017

Daisy loves to dance and listen to music. She enjoys being her foster mom’s little helper and is very protective and helpful with her little foster sister. She is learning how to help in the kitchen by cutting vegetables, cooking and folding clothes. She watches the cartoon heroes on TV and imitates saving the world. She is noted to be very verbal and loves to be cuddled.

$111.70 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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Alek and Edward #2-9

alek-and-edwardAlek, age: 7
Diagnosis: atypical pulmonary stenosis

Edward, age: 13
Diagnosis: no special needs

Listed: Jan 25, 2017

The brothers live together in a group home. They are bonded and hope to be adopted together. Edward attends school, where he does very well. His IQ score is 95. He does not have any physical, mental nor behavioral concerns. Alek is the youngest child in the group home. He gets along well with peers at school and with the older children in the group home. He is doing well in school. He does not have any mental or behavioral concerns. His pulmonary stenosis does not require medication at this time.

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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Mavrick #2-8

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

Listed: Jan 25, 2017

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.

From A Family Who Met Archer in May 2017: Archer is described as very, very active by the caretakers. They all believe that he will hit developmental milestones earlier than his peers who have Down Syndrome. We saw him crawl and roll over. However, when we first came into the room, he was a little shy and scared – he made contact with us on his own terms and finally allowed me to hold him and rock him, purposefully seeking my attention. Such a sweet boy.

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!

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Levi

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

Listed: Jan 24, 2017

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.

 

$1,108.85 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.

Listed: Jan 20, 2017

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.

Listed: Jan 20, 2017

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.

Listed: Jan 11, 2017

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.

Listed: Jan 11, 2017

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!

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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.

Listed: Jan 10, 2017

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

Listed: Jan 10, 2017

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

Listed: Jan 10, 2017

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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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

Listed: Jan 6, 2017

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;

Listed: Jan 6, 2017

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

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Zayn, 6, 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

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

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!

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Daniella

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

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Daniella, 6, 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!

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Parker

parkerBoy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, possible hearing loss

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

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

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

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

Listed: Dec 19, 2016

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.

$598.95 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!