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Asia General Information

The orphan crisis for children with Down syndrome and other special needs crosses every political and continental border, extending through the countries of Asia.  Although many reside in foster homes, they are still discarded and need a forever family of their own.

 

China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines all do an outstanding job of documenting each child’s social history, as well as providing thorough medical history and updates for potential adoptive families.   The process to adopt in these countries is very straightforward and predictable.  We have outstanding agency partners serving these children.  Length of travel and other requirements have been markedly relaxed over the last year, and even allow for single moms and larger families to adopt.

 

Despite all of these positive features, our Asian children are often the last to be chosen.  Please help us raise awareness and find adoptive families for them!

 

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Bradley

Boy, born June  2010
PRC
Congenital heart disease, cerebral palsy

 

Bradley arrived at our institute when he was 1.5 years old. In the beginning, he could not stand, is very quiet and his cries were not loud. He slept well through the night. His eyes could not follow the movement of toys and could not find the source of noise. He has limited awareness of his surroundings.

His motor development is delayed.  He cannot speak and is a timid and quiet little boy.

$21.90 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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Franklin

Boy, born March 2008
PRC
Cerebral palsy, High tension in four limbs, and congenital heart disease

 

 

$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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Patrick

patrick-updatepatrick-2016Boy, born July 2004
PRC

Listed: October 7, 2012

Patrick has osteogenesis imperfecta, this means that his bones break easily. He is in a wheelchair which he is able to wheel around himself. He lives in a community group home and has just started attending local primary school.

From someone who met him in May 2016:   Patrick is 11 years old and is in the care of ICC in China. He lives in a group home in the local community for high functioning boys. He receives schooling from an ICC teacher and the necessary supports to become more independent. Patrick is loved by all who know him, he has a cheeky smile and is very sweet. He knows some basic English such as: good morning, good afternoon, good evening and some food items like apple, and others.

Patrick has Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) or brittle bone disease. This means his bones break easily and that he must be careful. He therefore moves around in a wheelchair, which he can do quite well. There are other families who have adopted children with OI who would be happy to talk to potential adoptive families about their experiences adopting a child with OI. Email Erin to get in touch with those families.

While Patrick is living in a family style environment, this does not fully replace the love, support and opportunities that being adopted would give him. He is close to the boys he lives with and already knows what it’s like to be a brother (to some extent). We hope and pray that the right family will be able to adopt Patrick.

Patrick is extremely cute and endearing and everyone loves him. He is very good at complementing people and making them feel good.

VIDEO:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jU6yJrJqDI0&feature=youtu.be 🙂

*** 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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Bruno

Bruno (1) Bruno (2)Boy, born June 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, enlarged tonsils

Listed: Jan 3, 2013

Bruno is active and positive, has a ready smile, he is very lovely, he is favored. Since he can walk, he may play with his peers, and he will find staff on his own initiative. Ordinary, he likes cuddle balls and play, roll over the ball on the ground, then he will throw it away, he may pick up again. Sometime he will play and entertain himself for a whole day.  He can pronounce simple sounds, he can use gestures to say hello and goodbye to others.

$3,559.75 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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Justin

Justin update (2)Justin Asia (2) Justin update (1)Boy, born 2005
PRC
Thalassemia

Listed: January 17, 2013

Justin does not always go to school because of blood transfusions.  He is behind in each aspect compared to other children. Now he can go up and down stairs, can jump off the ground, can draw lines with holding pen, can draw circle, likes painting; knows “big and small”, “inside and outside”, “more and less” and “left and right”; recognize color of “red, yellow, blue, green, white and black”.  He can count from 1 to 10, but does not know number because of not receiving regular education.

His general language ability – he is talkative and can communicate simply, like telling you where he goes but not clearly. At the aspect of self-management, he can eat alone, can go to the toilet, can put on and off the clothes and socks. He also is a good helper, likes helping the caretaker do things like fetching things, helping the younger children.

*** 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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Fern

Fernuodated filepicture2Fernupdated file pictureGirl, born Aug 2010
Cerebral palsy
PRC

She can laugh aloud. She waves her head when happy. She grasps little toys with left hand and put them into her mouth to bite them. She can sit alone for a short time. She looks around when someone speaks to her.

Fern has a good physical state, has balanced nutrition, has a routine life every day, good living habits but is choosy about food.

From an adoptive parent who saw her in April 2014:
Let me start by saying my heart broke for this little one. She is unable to sit up or feed herself. She cannot walk. She was brought to me in the crib. She smiled when I spoke to her and she grabbed my hand when I placed mine in hers. She laughed when we tickled her and she seemed to enjoy my attention. The nannies say she can smile and laugh when tickled. She can chew and swallow food. She has a familiar caretaker and smiles when she is with her. She is described as a very content child. She is easy going.

Note: Fern’s updated file pictures do show her sitting up, although she may be supported by leaning on the wall in one picture. She desperately needs a family who can get her out of the crib and into therapy so she can be all that she can be!

$103.95 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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Helen

Helen2014Girl, born Dec 2008guardianangel
PRC

 

Helen was born with encephalocele, which is type of neural tube defect that occurs very early in fetal life where the embryo’s cells that form the skull do not come together to close over the brain. The result is a defect in the bones of the skull, causing brain tissue to protrude from the skull.

Helen

Helen loves to make herself laugh. She enjoys spending her time playing, humming, and observing things around her. She is doing well and getting strong. She is able to walk with help and has recently been able to pull herself up. She loves to go outside to the playground and practice her walking. Her smile is so cute and her laugh so hearty.

Helen has had surgery, and additional information is available about her surgeries and hospitalizations.  She has vision concerns, and has recently begun speaking a few words.

$3,810.44 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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Sarea

Guardian AngelGirl, born May 2009
PRC
postoperative hydrocephalus, postoperative meningocele (spina bifida), optic nerve atrophy, Cerebral palsy

At the first sight, we were impressed by her black eyes. Her eyes were big and black, which seemed to talk. As she grew up, we found her hair was beautiful, black and soft. Till now we do not cut her hair. The caretaker likes dressing her and do various hair style for her. She received the surgery of meningocele and hydrocephalus. Now she is diagnosed as cerebral palsy and optic nerve atrophy. Her motion ability is poor and limbs are not powerful. She can turn over, can lie on the stomach, but can not sit. Additionally her mental development is delayed. She can not speak, just makes some unconscious sounds, she seems to dislike toys and not sensitive to the sounds.  Now she can eat the fixed food, mainly vegetable, meat, egg, noodles, oatmeal, porridge, rice, etc. She also likes fruits. She rarely has illness.

She is slight, and shorter than other children of her age. Though she has lots of disadvantages, she is still a lovely and happy baby. She likes smiling, especially when someone is talking with her and teasing her. When someone is hugging her, she is quiet and listening to adults’ talk, sometimes she touches the person’s face. She likes noisy, always turns her head to the sounds. When no one plays with her, she will be upset and call unhappily. Though she is a disabled child, she is lovely as other healthy child. She has the same feeling, desires to be loved and cared. We hope she would grow up healthily and happily and she would have a family with warm and love. We believe she can adapt new place and bring happiness to the family. Bless Sarea!  Wish she can find her parents soon and have a family. Wish she is peaceful all her life.

$78.36 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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Elle

elle-updateElleGirl, born Sept 2008
PRC
Dandy-Walker syndrome, hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, speech delays

Elle needs regular blood transfusions for her Thalassemia.

Additional medical information available.

$135.29 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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Carol

Carol update 8 2013carol-updateGirl, born Sept 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Carol  loves sitting and rocking on her hobby horse!  She is enjoys listening to music and rocking on her horse.  She can sit on the bed steadily and can stand with hands holding onto the bed rails.  Sometimes when she sees other children take her favorite toy she will try and take it back.

Update from Sept 2016: In May 2014, Carol went into the care of a foster family and has been living with them ever since. She is currently in kindergarten and has made big progress! Carol is happy, active, talkative, and cute. She can say many daily words. Some words are clear and some are not, but they are all understandable. Sometimes she will sing songs or count from 1 to 10 for her foster grandparents on the way home. After she goes home from school, she will change her shoes and put her school shoes in the cabinet. She will then tell her foster grandma what she wants to eat. She enjoys greeting her neighbors by saying “hello.” If she sees something she does not understand, she will ask her foster grandma, “Grandma, what is this?” When she wants to go out to play, she will tell her foster grandparents “go to play.” If you call her name, she will reply “I am…” or “Ah, what do you want?” If you ask her what her name is, she will tell you her full Chinese name. If you ask her some simple questions, she will reply. Carol’s motor skills are good. She can hold a pen to draw and can write “1.” After drawing, she will put away the pencils in the drawer.

Carol eats with a spoon and is very clean when eating. After eating, she will try to wash her dish. Carol is potty trained, but needs an adult to help her wipe. She loves music and specially loves singing and dancing when she hears music she likes. She has good social skills and is very attached to her foster grandparents. She gets along well with her foster sisters as well. Each night, she will ask her older foster sister to sleep with her. In the past, she would grab her foster sister’s pillow and play or tease her, but she doesn’t do that anymore. Carol’s foster grandma is more serious and her foster grandpa spoils her, so she prefers the foster grandpa and knows to ask him when she has requests. When guests come over, she will show her drawings to the guests. She does not like to eat vegetables, but does like to eat chicken legs and wings and is very clean when eating them. She also enjoys watermelon and bananas, but does not like sour fruit. Carol enjoys playing with her dolls, watching cartoons, and going outside with her foster grandparents. Carol has down syndrome, but is clearly quite high functioning. She couldn’t be doing better, but it’s definitely time she found a forever family of her own!

$3,208.50 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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Jace

JaceBoy, born March 2009
PRC
Cerebral palsy, postoperative Spina bifida, Urinary tract infection

He can transfer the toy from one hand to another one. He can sit for a while without any help. But he likes to sit on the little chair better. He can roll but at present he can not stand and walk.

The caregiver of Jace recently has been working on potty training with him, which is very successful. When taking a bath, he likes to play in the water and kick the water. We use some oil which can help to heal the wounds and make the operation scar is not too obvious.

Jace is a very kind and content child.

$32.50 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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Athena

AthenaAthenaGirl, born Feb 2010
PRC

Athena is a sweet little girl who has been diagnosed with congenital cleft palate and a slightly dilated ventricular system.

Listed:  Feb 22, 2013

Athena is an active child who likes riding on the wood horse in the institute. She likes playing with toys and rattles and her favorite toy is the toy bee. Athena likes communicating and playing with her caregivers. She likes to crawl and receive hugs too.

Update 2015:
Athena is a delicate little one who will be 5 years old in February. She came into care when she was about 5 months old and was found to have a cleft palate (no cleft lip), pneumonia, and lots of insect bites. Athena’s main file is almost 3 years old, although there is a brief update and photos from last September. Athena has some slight dilation of the ventricular system, per her medical. As of 4 months ago, she could crawl, and stand with assistance, but could not stand or walk without help. Her palate has not been repaired, thus her speech is very delayed. Athena is active, and enjoys riding the rocking horse. She has favorite toys, and delights in getting them before the other kids! They do not know the cause of Athena’s motor delays, but we do know she needs a loving family and good medical care. Athena is a very loving little girl, who asks for hugs. Are you her family?

$58.90 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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Jinger

Jinger (2)

jinger-2015Girl, born June 2007
PRC
Abnormality of the head, hyperdactylia (extra digit) of left hand and left foot

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015:  “A friend and I met her in September. She has a syndrome of some sort with a facial deformity and extra fingers and toes (6 on each). It doesn’t appear to affect her beyond the visual standpoint. Her hearing and vision are normal. She attends a public special education school where she is in the 3rd grade. Her favorite subject is art. Aspen loves vegetables, but is allergic to seafood. She loves to jump rope and play with balls. Her favorite color is pink.  The orphanage staff described her as shy, kind, friendly to other children, helpful, and obedient. She likes to play with others and is very kind to everyone. Jinger speaks clearly and can communicate just fine, though she was very shy and scared when she first met us. By the time we left, she was more comfortable and full of smiles. She enjoys singing, dancing, playing outside, and helping the nannies. Jinger is a lovely and active girl. She likes listening to music and happy tone could make her happy.

She likes to play house and could imitate putting on clothes for the dolls, feeding and dressing the dolls. She is a girl who likes beauty. She is happy when praised as a beautiful girl. Jinger likes playing games with other children. Sometimes she would help the others to put on socks or shoes. The others are happy to play with her. Jinger is polite and would greet initially with the smile on her face.

Except hyperdactylia (of left hand and left foot) and abnormity of the head she seldom gets sick except occasional cold, but she could recover soon after treatment. She is considerate and we hope that she could blossom like a flower and be happy every day.”

*** 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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Aaron

AaronBoy, born November 2010
PRC

Aaron has been diagnosed with Spina Bifida- Mylomeningocele in sacrococcygeal region. He has not received any treatment for this condition at this time.

Aaron is a shy little boy who always has a ready smile. He gets along well with others and is very energetic. Aaron loves playing with his toys especially if they are stuffed and fluffy toys. He is closest to his caretakers and enjoys playing with others. Aaron’s mental development is good and he knows to cooperate when putting on clothes. Aaron can crawl and can respond when speaking to him.

$4.70 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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Madalyn

MadalynGirl, born  January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, possible hearing issues

This precious little girl loves to be tickled. She came into care at approximately 20 days old based on her physical status. Her caregivers report that she enjoys playing with her stuffed animals and throwing and chasing balls. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. It is also believed that she may have some hearing impairment, but reportedly is able to respond to her name and loud noises. She is not yet talking but responds to her name and makes sounds and waves goodbye. She is able to crawl, sit on her own and pull herself to a standing position. She is now also able to walk holding onto handrails and crawl with no difficulties. Her caregivers report that she loves playing with others.

$2,297.20 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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Colby

Colby 2016ColbyBoy, born August 2008
PRC

Listed: Feb 22, 2013

Colby is a precious boy who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Congenital Heart Defect). From observation, the heart condition has no obvious affect on daily life.

Colby is active, extroverted, and smiles often. When Colby hears music on the radio, he dances with joy. He does well in dance class and has a good sense of rhythm. Colby also enjoys playing games with other children and likes to watch cartoons.

Update 2016:
Colby is very good at imitating; in his music and dance class, he learned a whole entire dance routine after being shown the first time! He has come a long way since his early days at the orphanage. At first, he was withdrawn and did not actively engage with others. Nowadays, he’s quite active and extroverted—he actively participates in all classroom activities. Although he was diagnosed with Down syndrome and has cognitive delays, his language ability has greatly improved. Every day before school, he’ll wave and say goodbye to his foster mom. When he comes home from school, he’ll say “hello mother” and “hello father” in his native language. Colby knows all the names of his foster family members, and can name common objects and foods. He has some challenges with expressive language but he’s quite good at understanding others. He has great self-care skills such as putting on his clothes and shoes, using the restroom, brushing his teeth, washing his face, and feeding himself. Colby gets along well with other children and likes to play games with them. His report states that he has a congenital heart defect but that it does not have any obvious effects on his day-to-day life; he hasn’t received surgery for his heart as of May 2016. An agency staff member met him on a recent Journey of Hope trip to China and found that he’s quite talented and showed off his martial art and rollerblading skills! He can speak words and simple sentences, but also communicates through pointing, touch, and body language. He’s been living with his foster family for about 5 years and they shared that he’s a great helper around the house and loves outdoor activities.

$10,155.96 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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Tallulah

Girl, born April 2009Tallulah (1)
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2, 2013

 

Update May 2017:  Meet Tallulah! This active and spunky little girl is 8 years old! She came into care as a baby, and was diagnosed with Down syndrome, and a slight heart issue which has healed as she has grown. No surgery was necessary. Tallulah’s development has been good. She is a little one…her current height is 39″, and she weighs 35 pounds. She loves to play on the playground with her friends, and really loves to bounce. She is very flexible, and loves to climb.

Tallulah is engaging, social, funny, and a precious little girl! Her nannies say she is very bright, and able to learn new skills quickly. Tallulah has excellent receptive speech, and her expressive speech, though not always clear, is coming along. She attends school at the orphanage. She has been waiting for her family, and really hopes they hurry. I am sure she would also wish for lots of siblings and friends, and a big back yard with a swing set! Please make Tallulah’s wishes come true!

The agency has a video available.

Update 2015: She is potty trained and can take care of herself. She speaks two or three words phrases now. But she understands everything. She understands what others are talking about and she can follow instructions.

She is attending special education preschool in the orphanage. In the special education class, she learns life common sense and children songs, poems, counting, drawing, etc. Her motor skills are as good as healthy children. She is flexible, active and lovely. She likes to dance. She always dance with television when there is a dance show. Her body is very flexible. She can run and jump. She is extroverted, she’s happy most of time. She’s been living group life here in the orphanage always. She gets along well with other children and caretakers. Although her language is not so good, she understands others well.

She likes to build blocks and play with beautiful Barbie dolls. She also likes to dress up beautiful dress or outfits. There is another Down Syndrome child in the pictures (Bruno). They came to the orphanage about the same time and have grown up together. They are very close. They both are extroverted, active and cute!

$3,335.39 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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Hanson

HansonBoy, born 2006
PRC
post-operative mild cerebral palsy

Listed:  March 13, 2013

Hanson is an extroverted boy who is 10 years old.  He was found on a staircase at the subway station when he was 4 years old. His limb and intelligence development is delayed compared to peers, but his motor skills have improved with 2 years of post-operative rehabilitation. When he was admitted, he could only walk short distances and would fall down easily, but now with an improved, but not completely steady walk and run, he can walk long distances, go upstairs and downstairs while holding onto rails and even likes to play outdoor activities. His right hand function has also gotten better as he can grasp most objects and can eat with a spoon. His language development is quite delayed compared to his peers. He can say 3-5 words, and understands simple vocabularies. He is very curious and observant of the things around him, and desires to communicate through play.

Hanson received surgery in October 2012 for posterior rhizotomy of spinal nerves and right carotid sympathectomy part stripping resection. Now he receives postoperative rehabilitation. At this time, Hanson’s muscular tension of left limbs is not high, and his language ability is developing.

*** 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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Jesse

new jesseJesse

Boy, born January 2010
PRC
Blind

Three year old Jesse is a beautiful little boy who resides a specialized foster care home for blind and visually impaired children. It is small home with only five children and the carers are specially trained to work with blind children. He is being taught life skills and self-care that will help him prepare for adoption and eventually independent living.jesse on tricycle

While this is a great opportunity, life has not been so fortunate for Jesse. He was abandoned at the gates of his orphanage when he was 9 months old. His blindness was caused by an untreated eye infection, and he was so ill he was sent to a palliative care home to die. He arrived a very sick and frightened little boy but was nursed back to health and given the opportunity to gain confidence and trust others around him. He is currently healthy with no further medical problems but is delayed in some areas of his development such as walking and feeding himself.

Jesse is now a happy child, interested and aware in all that is around him. In the absence of sight, he uses other senses to explore the world. He is quite timid in nature but likes to be around other children and his carers. He is sometimes uncertain when trying new things but enjoys praise and attention, so this motivates him to keep going. He would be a wonderful son with a great future but just needs his family to find him.

Some recent updates on Jesse, speech is making an appearance and Jesse is saying bye,bye and waving when his carers leave. He is eating a good variety of food now and sleeping much better than when he arrived at the foster home. Jesse communicates what he wants and doesn’t want by nodding and shaking his head. He can move himself around the room and onto furniture to get to a comfortable spot for a nap! He has been practicing with his walker and has started with physical and occupational therapy to take his walking from aided to independent.

Videos available for inquiring families.

$1,726.16 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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Kent

KentBoy, born December 2011

PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Kent is an adorable baby boy who is just 1 year old! He came into care when he was 4 months old, and they began working with him immediately to strengthen his muscles. Kent has Down syndrome, and a VSD (6mm) with left atrium enlargement. He may require a surgical procedure to plug the ASD. Kent’s development is delayed, as would be expected. When he turned 1 year old, he was not yet sitting alone, or crawling. He will need more time, and attention, before he masters these milestones.

Kent is a precious baby boy. He is very alert, and very engaging. His receptive language is very good, and he is beginning to make sounds to communicate with the nannies. His favorite activity is listening to music and being hugged. I cannot argue with that! Kent needs a family to love him, and help him reach his full potential. This sweet boy is waiting for you!

$2,889.50 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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Phoebe

Phoebe (2)Phoebe (1)Girl, born Sept 2005
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, congenital trichiasis

Listed: May 10, 2013

At the time of abandonment she was 3 years old, still could not walk and speak. She is a child with Down syndrome from her appearance and still has mild CHD and trichiasis after test. At the beginning, her health was not good and often had a cold and fever. Now she can walk and her physical condition is good, just can not speak.

She is a little girl, but she likes playing with older children. She is restless and obstinate, likes doing anything.

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

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Peter

PeterBoy, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Peter is a precious 3 year old boy diagnosed with Down’s syndrome, congenital nystagmus, and polydactyly of the right hand. His limb, language and intelligence development is fairly delayed compared to his peers.

At the age of 1, he could crawl slowly and sit alone, and make sounds unconsciously. At age 2, he could stand while holding onto handrails and could walk with one hand held. He could also understand simple instructions such as “come here” “sit down” and “drink milk.” Now, he can walk steadily, run slowly, and go up and down the stairs while holding onto handrails. He can eat a biscuit by himself and is even practicing eating with a spoon. He can imitate monosyllables and can understand most daily conversations of adults. He is very interested in games and toys, and likes to play with others. Peter is a quiet boy who always has a ready smile. He gets along well with the other children and likes playing outdoors.

$4,132.25 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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Lyle

Boy, born March 2007Lyle (1)Lyle (2)
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2013

Lyle was found in the waiting room of a train station when he was 3 years old. While he can only speak a few words, he understands what is said to him by adults. He is very protective of his friends and will go to their rescue if they are being bullied. He likes to dance and is very good at imitating dances he sees. He is able to dress himself, take care of his own toileting needs and feeds himself. His caretakers feel that he is a bright little guy although intellectually delayed compared to his peers.

He is very protective of his friends and will tell the teachers if he sees someone being bullied.  He has great gross motor development, can jump, run and walk.  He uses the restroom without assistance, dresses himself and can assist in folding clothes.  When we met Lyle, he was the dancer of the orphanage, very social and had great fine motor skills.

He likes to be kissed on the cheek and will respond back with multiple kisses. Lyle is waiting for a family that will cover his little cheeks with kisses and shower him with love.

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

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Zach

Zach (3) Zach (4)Boy, born July 2008
PRC
Zach is an adorable boy diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. His limb, intelligence, and language development is delayed compared to peers.

Zach had some new medical testing done and the results indicate that it may be likely that he has Progressive Muscular Dystrophy and not Cerebral Palsy.  A family should be prepared for that probable diagnosis.

Listed: March 13, 2013

From Zach’s host family (hosted December 2014)
Zach is a lovely 6-year-old boy and an absolute delight. He has a joyful and cheerful disposition, a sweet spirit, and an infectious smile. He is smart and resourceful in his interactions and playing. He enjoys playing with cars, dolls and animals, flying helicopters, and almost any mechanical objects. He enjoys playing pretend games, like pulling pretend luggage around the house and pretending to cook and serve us with play food, plates, cups, saucers, etc. He loves music and often sings as he goes about his day, and he’s been enjoying learning to play his new harmonica. He interacts well with other children: in our case with our 7- and 8-year-old daughters. He also has a good memory and surprised us by quickly learning things like where all of our dishes go and where we turn to get to our house. He has adapted so well to life in a family, and loves the bedtime rituals of bathing, brushing teeth, getting into his pajamas, and reading; but he also has an endearing habit of making sure the proper lights are turned off, doors are locked where they need to be, etc. He clearly is proud to show he can take on big-kid responsibilities. Zach has to work harder than most children to climb up steps and to get himself up off the floor. But he does navigate steps well, though he needs a boost at times getting into vans or other high places. In December, he was still able to walk normally, except that he has to be more careful than other kids in negotiating uneven surfaces, and steps. He doesn’t let this slow him down or limit his activities. On playgrounds, even with many unfamiliar children, he is not inhibited about climbing the equipment and riding down slides. He accepts help sometimes from us or from our children; other times he wants to show that he can do things alone even if it is harder for him. Zach can sometimes act like a much younger boy. He has a strong stubborn streak, which will sometimes manifest itself in a tantrum. Those tantrums did lessen over the weeks, however. He also enjoys being held, cuddled, and paid attention to and will come and say “Mama bao bao” when he wants to be picked up and carried. As our 7-year-old (without prompting from us) wrote in her journal, “Zach is the best boy I have ever met. He is cheerful and happy.” The medical evaluations we were able to do point to significant medical challenges ahead for Zach, and he will need a loving family to support him through those and ensure that he has the best care possible. Zach loves being a part of a family and will be a blessing and joy for whomever is lucky enough to adopt him.

$2,800.00 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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Regina

Regina collageGirl, born December 2004
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease

Listed: April 10, 2013

Regina was abandoned at the Children’s Welfare Institute in 2009, when she was approximately 5 years old.

After admission she adapted to the group life quickly. She likes being praised, can get alone well with caretaker and children, sometimes can care younger brothers and sisters and can manage her life.Regina (2)

In late 2010 she entered preschool class. We design and make some projects for her. We find she is interested with colorful paper, she takes the colorful paper to roll and unfold repeatedly. She learns to use scissor to cut paper. She likes painting, use colorful pens to draw circles on balloon. She can put the toy blocks of the same color together which makes her can recognize color and make her fingers more flexible. Regina has had a great change in the preschool class, from an autistic child she grows up into a polite and helpful child.

After training (blow the balloon, tongue exercise and read Pinyin), she can speak “wo, wawa, mama, yao, buyao, hao”, can write some numbers and simple characters. Her limb ability is improved, she can ride a bike, can swing, can sit on the seesaw, recently he loves riding children’s bike. Once upon a time, they are singing together, she feel the student near her does not sing well and tells to stop singing. At the same time she is helpful boy, she can do what she can, can help the teacher to clean the classroom and pick up the toys together; in the dormitory she can help to fold the clothes. In the picnic, she can pull child’s hand positively and can have a bag with food on her back. Through picnic and community activity, she broads her vision and improves her sociability.

She is confident, optimistic, polite, loving and sunshine child. She can perform actively when some guests visit the institute.   MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

There is a special $5,000 agency grant for Regina, from the adoption agency that currently holds her file.

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

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Chance

chanceBoy, born August 2010
PRC

Listed March 2013

Chance is a lovely 2 year old boy with the skin condition epidermolysis lax disease. He had blebs on his elbow, knee, ankle and thigh that got better after taking medicine for a week. He also has scars on his abdomen and reoccurring blebs on his forehead, neck and behind the ears, but the condition is not very serious.

His motor skills and intelligence development is similar to his peers. At age 1, he could sit steadily and eat porridge, babble, and imitate simple actions. He learned to stand up by holding onto hand rails and could walk a few steps with support when he was 1.5 years old. Now, he is able to build a tower of blocks, turn book pages, go up and down the stairs by holding onto handrails and can even put on and take off his shoes. He can also understand what the caretaker is saying and can say a few words in Chinese himself. Chance is an energetic and active little boy who likes playing with toy cars and going outdoors. Chance gets along great with other children and is still waiting to find his forever family.

$1,379.30 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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Amelia

Amelia photo 2Girl, born August 2007
PRC
Tuberos Sclerosis — Congenital Bourneville-Pringle Syndrome

Amelia likes to dance, listen to stories, read picture books, and play hide-and-seek. She came into care around 8 months of age and was sponsored by Half the Sky Foundation’s nurturing program for infants. At 9 months, she could sit steadily alone for a few minutes, grab her feet with her hands, and hold her hands up to be held. At one year of age, she could hold toys and stand when leaning on objects. She enjoyed sitting and rocking on the wooden horse. At 15 months, she was more outgoing and could stand for a long time when holding onto a support. She could grasp toys nearby and she could walk slowly with assistance. When it was time to take a nap, she would shake her head “no.” She could pick up objects with her thumb and index fingers.

Her condition became more serious in 2009, and we hope to see her come home soon so that she can receive the best medical treatment for her condition. Her caregivers exercise her daily to improve her symptoms, and say that “she has already taken the first step in life and will do better in the future.”

$9.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Xander

Xander 3XanderBoy, born March 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 20, 2013

Xander was found abandoned at 6 yrs old, he’s an active child, running and chasing in the rooms all around, he was even running to go upstairs, however he never did that again after teacher’s criticism so that we could see he’s an obedient child. At the age of 6 years and 7 months, Xander did well in all aspects of taking care of himself: he eats food himself, washes the dishes after meal and takes shower, puts on clothes, socks and shoes, goes to washroom and occasionally he helps caretaker to do works within his abilities. At the age of 6 years and 1 month: he is active, restless and unquiet, able to greet familiar people and call “teacher, aunt, uncle, brother, sister”, he’s really naughty and played on class, he didn’t like to be restricted, playing is the nature for boys, however the teacher demanded him to keep classroom discipline and he couldn’t affect other kids, he’s acceptable to teacher’s words. At the age of 6 years 7 months, Xander behaved well on classes and he was praised many times by teacher, however his expression ability was not good enough and couldn’t express himself with whole sentences, so most of the time he needed the gestures, teacher said he had made big improvements, we trust he would express himself fluently and naturally.

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

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Mickey

Boy, Born June 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 20, 2010

This very sweet young boy has Down syndrome.   He is well loved by his foster mother and father. He was a dancer in the orphanage performance.   Whenever he hears music he starts dancing.   He was cooperative and happy. He can wash his face if his foster mom gets the towel ready and can do other self help skills.   He can feed himself and. He can pull his pants up and down.   He has good speech and can say many words.   He pulls his chair to the table when it is time to eat and he will clean his mouth after he eats.  He is kind when he plays with other children and does not take their toys.  He likes to run around and play with balls.   He is very curious and likes to watch large machinery outside.   He loves cars and will play with them and watch them out the window for long periods of time. He was described as a “happy, curious and lovely child.”   He is healthy and energetic. He is friendly to others and sensible! He does not have any heart issues.

Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

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

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David-2

Boy, Born May 2011
PRC
Down syndrome and pentalogy of fallot (heart condition)

This DARLING gift was born and left abandoned outside an apartment building.  Authorities were never able to locate his parents, but thank God they found him!   David has been living in an orphanage with outstanding medical care and lots of attention and love.  He is so young, and will benefit so greatly from further early intervention and a loving forever family.

Full medical records, social history, and more photos available.

$3,622.59 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Louie

Boy, born April 2005
Down syndrome
PRC

Listed: December 12, 2012

Louie is walking, running, jumping and crawling, can stand with one foot for 5 seconds, can jump with both feet.  His balance is good.  Louie can use the scissor deftly, like cutting paper, can draw simple pictures, can imitating drawing fish.

He would like to express with language, though his voice is not clear, other people can understand him. Every day he comes to the classroom, he can make greetings with teachers politely and express his willing. Also he can communicate with adults. Usually he can help mates in trouble like older brother.

Louie likes studying, is curious with new things, likes operating with hands, like drawing. He can not only join kinds of sports, but also he can use materials to create. His self-performing is improving, can answer the questions actively. He can recognize common color in the daily life, can paint and draw simple pictures. He has good memory, can remember poems and children’s songs. He likes imitating, and can write his name.  He can learn dancing quickly and often joins art performance.

Teachers and other children all like Louie. He is active, open, confident, often plays with mates. He likes handcrafts, also likes outdoor activities, like rocking horse, sliding, see-saw, etc. He has good safety awareness. He likes balls, toy cars and toy guns.

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

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Tobin

Tobin-ChinaBoy, born January 2008
Down syndrome
PRC

At the age of 3 years: he could sit steadily, sit up from supine position then stand up when holding onto handrails.  He could practice horizontally walking quite well while holding onto handrails and even step on one bar. He could take step with one hand held, switch a toy between hands, and pick up small pills with thumbs and index fingers. He could take off clothes with both hands. He could cover his face with clothes and towel to play peekaboo with an adult. He could follow guide to watch the objects an adult points to. He could repeat one motion from adults, take out food from a pocket, understand simple words, and play with other children in the playroom of the kindergarten. He could be cooperative with putting on clothes. He knows the motions of welcoming and goodbye and the game of pinching fingers. When being cuddled by an adult, he could automatically kiss him or her. He could eat all kinds of food. He is shy when being called his name and covers his face with both hands. He likes playing balls, finger game.  He is extroverted.

$5,530.42 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boden

boden boden4Boy, born April 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed October 11, 2012

Updated pictures from 2016

Boden was found in front of a building when he was 3 years old. He is a healthy, active and lovely boy.  Boden likes going to his school and participates in classroom activities. His teachers just love him!

Boden likes to crawl up his caretakers leg and into their laps. He will lean in for a snuggle. He is a great imitator and likes to imitate his caretakers cleaning up the room. This handsome little guy is just waiting for a family to scoop him up, snuggle and include him in their fun adventures!

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

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Jennings

Boy, born June 18 2010
PRC
Deformity of fingers of both hands; congenital blepharoptosis of both eyes, divergent squint; He has mild hydrocephalus, deformity of right ear (does not affect hearing)

Jennings can roll over alone, but he can not sit straightly or crawl, his arms can yield and stretch. He can open his hands freely and can use hand to touch foot, and he can do some simple hand motion, like he can hold small things, can clap both hands. But compared with peers, the flexibility of his hands are not very good, and his hands can not hold large things, and his fingers can not stretch to straight; his leg development is normal can yield and stretch.

Jennings was not talking yet, but was babbling (report from 2011).

Additional pictures available.

$126.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sean

Boy, Born December 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed prior to 2010

Updated photo from 2016!

Update from 2016:  He is easy going, cannot walk without assistance, understands simple instructions, affectionate, and doesn’t interact with children much because he isn’t moving around.

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:  “Sean was found abandoned by the riverside at the age of 4 months.  Sean is doing super and is well loved by his nannies!” Update from 2012: After his rehabilitation we feel his physical development is very good, he can clearly call father and mother, can sit alone, stand alone, can walk with holding something. He can not walk alone steadily, can feed himself snacks without help, good appetite, likes playing with other children sitting on the floor, occasionally he will challenge his favorite toys with other children. He is very favorable, and we hope him can find a family sooner to have parents to love him to live happier life.

More photos available, along with full social history and medical records Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

$5,738.93 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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Penelope

Girl, born 2008
PRC

Penelope is 4 years old and has been diagnosed as deaf. She is also post-operative for a PDA heart condition and has received treatment for cataracts, which do limit her vision. Penelope can visually perceive light and people moving around her.

Penelope came into care when she was about a year and a half old. She has good development of fine motor skills in that she could do the motions of grasping, holding, picking and putting things down as well as feeding herself. She has a strong sense of curiosity and experiences the world primarily by touch. We hope she can be adopted by a family who can provide her with the special education and care she needs.

$201.30 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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Nina

Niamh-smallerGirl, born 2005
PRC

Nina is a lovely little girl who has Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Nina has also previously had kidney stones.

Listed November 15, 2012

Nina lives in a foster family and loves to play with her foster sibling from the orphanage. She also enjoys watching cartoons and playing outdoors. Nina is an introverted girl and is very well behaved. She is not receiving any special treatment or rehabilitation, and it is clear that she would greatly benefit from the attention of a loving family.

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

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Lois

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (VSD)

Lois is an adorable little girl who will soon be turning two years old! From her pictures, you can see that Lois was in complete failure to thrive mode — just look at her now…the changes in her looks alone are simply amazing! Lois is said to really enjoy sitting in the walker or in the red skate cart. She has a ready smile that she can’t wait to show her forever family. Lois gets along well with others and is said to be active. She has a good appetite and is a sound sleeper. Lois has been in the healing home since August of 2016.  It is reported that Lois has grown beautifully. Her developmental delays seem to be very significant. She is not interactive with others, including her nannies. She is making sounds, but not words. There are still many unknowns about the extent of her delays. Agency staff met Lois in November of 2016. It is clear she has grown and changed significantly in the past year. We can’t wait to see the amazing changes she’d make in a forever family with the love and supports she needs to continue thriving!

There is a $5,000 agency grant currently available from the agency who currently has her file.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Wendel

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Wendel is cute as a button! His happy, bright personality shines through in all of his photos and videos. Wendell does not have formal language skills yet, but he enjoys communicating with others through smiles, hugs, and some simple words, such as goodbye and coming. He recognizes his name when it is called and recognizes familiar people. He has a good understanding of social interactions and can show his emotions. Wendel can follow simple commands and has strong imitating ability.

The orphanage describes him as handsome, active, and extroverted. Wendel enjoys listening to music, playing games, and playing with toys, especially rag dolls. He gets along well with others and enjoys spending time with his peers. Wendell has quick reactions and is inquisitive; if an object is hidden he will search for it rather than be upset that it is gone. Wendel can crawl quickly and is beginning to walk. He can stand and walk with someone’s help or by holding onto a railing. He has good coordination and his motor skills are developing. The orphanage says that Wendel has strong adaptability. He does not yet have bowel or bladder control.

Wendel was abandoned at one month old. He was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and two congenital heart defects, an atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale. The orphanage reports that both heart conditions have healed themselves and have sent tests and images from February, 2017 to show this. Wendel is also listed as having the cytomegalovirus (CMV) and a milk protein allergy. The orphanage says that he was never affected by CMV and that this is a mistake. We are unclear whether the listed milk protein allergy means that he is lactose intolerant or that he has PKU as he has certain PKU physical qualities and is getting low-protein milk powder and low-protein rice powder, but the orphanage denies that he has PKU. The agency has requested a PKU test to be sure.

In order to help Wendel find a family, his current agency is waiving their entire agency fee.

Adorable Wendel needs a family to bring him home. Can that family be yours?

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Eddie

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Wide-eyed Eddie is curious and explores by rolling over in his crib and play mat. Eddie was born with Downs Syndrome and a heart defect. He was abandoned as a frail, thin baby who struggled with digestive issues. Under the loving care of his nannies, his eating has improved and he is clearly more comfortable and putting on a little chub. He sweetly comforts himself by sucking his thumb. At the age of a year and a half, Eddie’s developmental delays are fairly significant so it’s hard to predict how much he will catch up with the attention and services he needs.

There’s no doubt this little cutie will benefit greatly from joining a family!

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

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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George

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

George has a good spirit!

Handsome George is an adaptable little boy who is content playing on his own. He loves attention and is happiest when his nannies are meeting his needs. He was born with Downs Syndrome, deformity of his fingers, and a heart defect that has been repaired. As a toddler, George loved to crawl up to the mirror and loved to smile at his reflection. While he is behind on hitting his developmental milestones, he is making steady progress. Imagine the progress he could make under the loving care and special services a family provide! Wide Horizons has requested updated information on George, and we are looking forward to learning about the progress he has made.

Are you ready to be charmed by George?

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

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lily Mae

Girl, born late 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Lily has a smile that will steal your heart!

Lily was born with Down Syndrome and a heart defect. The heart defect was a CAVC (Complete Atrioventricular Canal) which has already been repaired. As of her last medical report there were no residual effects. As is typical of children with Down Syndrome, Lily is a bit delayed in her development but she is trying so hard. At one and a half she was crawling and taking steps with support. She is an active and happy little girl who loves to be cuddled and to be on the move. Wide Horizons has reached out to her orphanage to request updated medical information, photos, and video. We look forward to sharing what Lily is up to when we get the updates.

Lily is ready to meet each challenge with a smile. Will you join her?

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

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Stella

Girl, born May 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, minor heart defect

Charming Stella is a sweet, content baby who interested in the world around her. If she sees something she wants she eagerly goes to grab it. Stella has lower muscle tone so crawling is easier for her than getting in to sitting position. When a caregiver calls her name she will crawl right up and offer a big smile. Stella is making sounds, but not saying any clear words yet. Under the loving care of a family, Stella will surely blossom!

Are you ready for Stella’s smiles to be for you?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through her current agency. The agency has additional photos and videos, as well.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Victor

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Cognitive Delays, Speech Delay, Albinism

Victor was briefly in a program at a home for children who are blind.  He came to the home “pretty broken” and has been sent back to his orphanage. He hadn’t been at the home too long, but progressed, blossomed, and was loved there.

A special family is needed to adopt him quickly so he will not lose that feeling of love and all of his progress. Praying for his family to see him today. He likes to dance, and he likes to find leaves and sticks.

February 2017 update (from the home):
“Victor is still waiting for a family. He has grown very close to his teacher. In the morning the caregivers drop the kids off at school and they walk on their own and wait for their teachers in the classroom. Victor insists every day on waiting for his teacher at the door. He smiles and holds her hand when she comes and they walk upstairs together. He follows her everywhere and she is able to cheer him up if he is having a hard time. It’s been amazing to see their relationship grow but he needs a permanent family to continue encouraging him to grow”

*** 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

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Faith will turn 4 this month! Her caretakers describe her as a very happy girl. Faith was abandoned at 2 months old and has been raised in an orphanage. She is diagnosed with Down syndrome. She is able to stand and walk on her own and enjoys walking outside. She smiles often, especially at those she recognizes. Faith likes to sit and play with her toys. She particularly likes electronic toys and picture books. She also enjoys music. Faith cannot speak, but she is able to imitate words, understand what “no” means, and respond to others asking for an object she possesses. She likes to be held. Faith gets along well with others and likes to play with the other kids. She can eat without help from an adult.

In order to help Faith find a family, her current agency is waiving their entire agency fee. Faith’s family will be responsible for the costs of their homestudy, post-placement reports, dossier authentication, dossier log-in and translation fees, USCIS fees, orphanage donation and travel expenses. Agency staff will assist Faith’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Faith’s family.

Can Faith find a home with your family?

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Anna Leigh

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Anna is full of fun. She is a social and outgoing little girl who is equally happy running and climbing up the slide with her friends or sitting quietly by herself working on a puzzle. Anna was born with Down Syndrome and has otherwise been healthy She seeks out people she knows offering a hug or blowing a kiss good-bye. During clean up time, Anna carefully picks up each individual block and put it in the appropriate bucket—always with a smile on her face. She even helps her friends tidy their spaces too! This year she has found a new love of having her hair done up. When told how pretty she is, she responds with a grin and gesture to her pigtails! Anna understands everything that is said to her and is starting to speak in simple words. There’s no limit to what this kiddo can achieve under the loving care of a family!

Anna greets each new day with joy. Are you ready for all the happiness she will bring?

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

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Samuel

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Samuel is described as a bright and pleasant boy. He enjoys being held by his caretakers. He enjoys playing with toys. Samuel can crawl and sit without help. He will respond by turning his head when he hears his name, and he can understand simple instructions.

His current agency has additional information and videos available.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jasper

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Jasper likes to play with balls that are brightly colored! He can sit alone and crawl around. He will crawl to look at himself in a mirror. Jasper likes to play interactive games with caretakers. He enjoys playing peak-a-boo and will laugh out loud when playing with caretakers. Please keep in mind that several families may be reviewing this child’s file at one time.

His current agency has additional information and videos available.

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Jay

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Jay’s caretakers describe him as a gentle boy who smiles easily. He performs well in school and enjoys drawing and exercising. He gets along well with his classmates. Jay really enjoys playing outside!

His current agency has additional information and videos available.

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Angelina

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome and abdominal muscle dysplasia

Angelina came into care when she was about two months old, and joined a foster family when she was about one and a half. She gets along well with her foster family and is especially close to her foster mother. Angelina can walk well and run. She is learning to speak more clearly and can understand instructions. She can point to different body parts when asked and likes to dance with music.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Davina

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Davina came into care when she was about nine months old. She understands concepts like inner and outer, left and right. She can count to two and speaks in short sentences. She can eat with a spoon, wash her hands and dress herself. Davina is an energetic little girl who gets along well with others. Her favorite toys are balloons and toy cars.

$202.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nash

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Nash came into care when he was about six months old and joined a foster family when he was about one and a half. He gets along well with his foster family and is close to his foster mom. Nash can walk unsupported and likes imitating others. He can point to body parts when asked, responds if you ask him to hand you a toy, and cooperates when it’s time to get dressed. Nash is described as a lovely and active boy who likes playing outside.

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Dean

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome and nystagmus

Dean came into care when he was about ten months old. Dean can build a tower with five blocks, dress himself, and identify body parts. He can go up and down the stairs. He is a quiet boy who is curious about everything. He likes listening to music and playing outside.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Charley

Boy, born early 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Charley came into care when he was almost two years old. Charley is an active little guy with a good appetite. He can dress himself, including buttoning and unbuttoning his jacket. He speaks short sentences of 2-3 words and can point to his eyes, ears, nose, and other body parts if asked. Charley has a ready smile and his favorite thing to do is to play with his friends.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Mia

Girl, born summer 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Mia will turn 3 next month! Mia is described as sensitive, quiet, and affectionate; she enjoys hugging and being held by her caretaker. Her favorite toys are those that make sounds, like bells.

Mia was born with Down Syndrome and abandoned at 2 months old. The most recent information on Mia is from October, 2016. At that time she reportedly had delayed physical, intellectual, and language development. Mia could crawl, stand while holding onto a railing, walk with both hands held, and sit up on her own. She could also hold objects by herself, such as her bottle. As of October, Mia could not speak and did not respond when her name was called, though she did giggle when happy. Mia has a good appetite and is not a picky eater.

From the agency that currently has Mia’s file:  In order to help Mia find a family, we are waiving our entire agency fee. Mia’s family will be responsible for the costs of their homestudy, post-placement reports, dossier authentication, dossier log-in and translation fees, USCIS fees, orphanage donation and travel expenses. Our staff will assist Mia’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Mia’s family.

Is Mia the daughter you’ve been looking for?

$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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Walker

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Walker likes being held and tickled in his foster home. If you ever need him to make a funny face or giggle, let him see himself on a camera.

Walker’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

$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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Ruth

Girl, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Ruth would really thrive with a forever mommy and daddy! She loves to hold your hand, but never will shy away from showing off her smarts and independence. She is doing very well in school and loves to learn. The first thing Ruth will run to during her play time is the trampoline… she jumps sings, and will even throw some dance moves in there too!

Ruth’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

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

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Jamie

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Jamie is a sweet and adorable little boy. He loves to stand and hold your hand. Jamie is so ticklish and his giggles are the cutest ever. In little kids’ class in his foster home. Jamie is always finishing school first so he can hurry and get to play time.

Jamie’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

$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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Garrett

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Garrett is a little boy filled with so much joy and kindness. He is sweet and has everyone in his apartment wrapped around his finger. Garrett loves to play with friends and walk outside. He can talk and easily communicate things in his native language, he also knows a few English phrases. Garrett does well in school and is always so intentional about learning in his foster home.

Garrett’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

$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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Danny

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Danny is a tenderhearted and genuine boy. He charms everyone he meets with that squinty-eyed smile! Danny is content in any situation and obeys well – he also is a fantastic school student in his foster home.

Danny’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Andrew

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Andrew enjoys playing with kitchen toys or popping bubbles. Andrew is a sweet boy who never passes up a chance to sit in your lap and play. He is a good babbler and can mimic some sounds.

Andrew’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Alisa

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Alisa is a go getter. She loves to explore her surroundings and loves lots of cuddles in her foster home.

Alisa’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Nan

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Nan is a sweet peanut! As of her spring 2017 update, Nan was able to sit, crawl, and stand a little, while holding onto the railing. Nan can say simple words like ‘mama’ and ‘nannan.’ She plays well with other children and will smile at someone she knows. When people talk to her, she is very happy. She sometimes takes toys from the other children. If they start to cry, she will join in and cry along with them. Nan loves to look at colorful picture books and knows how to turn the pages, one by one. Her caretakers are working with her on identifying body parts. Nan cries loudly when upset, but the staff can comfort her by talking to her gently. She is scared of strangers and new places and will look for familiar caretakers when in that situation. She likes when her caretakers kiss her cheeks or give her snacks. Nan can hold her own bottle but does eat other foods, such as cut-up meat, soup, sliced fruits, small pieces of bread, etc. She is not a picky eater and she really likes bread and steamed buns. Nan is living in the orphanage. She sleeps well, but does move around a lot at night. The staff will sometimes need to re-cover her or will just give her two blankets. Nan has a cheerful personality and loves being outdoors and playing with toys that make sounds. We’re hoping Nan’s family sees her soon so she is able to come home while she is still so young.

There is a $5000 agency grant available, through Nan’s current agency.  They also have video and additional pictures.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Zane

ZayneBoy, born October 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2015

This expressive kiddo is Zane! He is three years old and has Down syndrome. He is very verbal and loves to communicate with his caretakers! He especially loves to imitate what they say and will laugh about it. He loves the outdoors and playing games outside with his friends. He also enjoys sharing toys with others, dancing to music, and watching cartoons. He is a very extroverted little guy and would love to share his energy with you!Zayne2

Zane is a smart and sweet little boy at his foster home! He is always one of the first children to run up and give a big hug. Zane is also a terrific eater! When he finishes his first bowl, he will hold it up for everyone to see, then ask for more! Zane would thrive with a forever mommy and daddy.

Zane’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

$126.00 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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Nick

Boy, born summer 2004
PRC
Down Syndrome

Nick is gentle, active, restless, kind, careful and full of love! He can speak short sentences and express his needs. He enjoys helping his caretaker and helping to care for children. Nick also likes to draw and play with other children. He likes to be neat; and pays attention to his appearance. After getting up he likes to look at himself in the mirror; and tidy himself neatly. He has a good sense of music and he likes to sing and dance!

Video available.

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

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Benjamin

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Progeria (not officially diagnosed)

Benjamin is the sweetest little boy who recently turned seven years old! Sadly, many people in Benjamin’s life have already given up hope on him…but not us. We know there must be a very special plan for this little boy who came into care at the approximate age of two and got to participate in camp this past November, spending a few days with the team members despite the fact that he didn’t have an adoption file. The agency asked that his file be made ready and it was completed and arrived just this week! Benjamin is attending kindergarten in the classroom inside his orphanage. He can do addition and subtraction within 10 and knows his shapes, colors, and classmates’ names. Benjamin communicates well and is good about sharing his toys and food with other children. He loves to draw, color, and sing songs. Benjamin cares a lot about his teachers and the other children. He likes to play with toys and play outside. Benjamin is able to put on and take off simple clothes, use chopsticks to eat, and take care of himself. He has good comprehension skills and is always willing to help his teachers in the classroom. He is very obedient and focused. It is time to find a family for this special little boy who is full of hope!

Benjamin’s camp volunteer said: This little guy is the sweetest. He plays great with other kids, is a very meticulous artist, and is very smart! He is right on target intellectually. He gets around just fine. Benjamin starts off shy, but warms up as soon as he sees he can trust you (which didn’t take long). He played very well with the other kids. but didn’t really like to be touched though, especially at first. He would take my hand. I do believe that he would be more open to touch given more time. Benjamin is very smart, is an avid artist with crayons (leaves no white!) and enjoys cartoons. When he didn’t want to do something, he didn’t do it. Period. He sure is a sweet boy!

Another volunteer said: Benjamin has a sense of humor. I was cleaning up the balls and he was tossing them out as fast as I tossed them in. We were both laughing. He’s a good eater, too- loved noodles.

A third volunteer said: On the last day, I crawled in the ball pit with him. He was actually welcoming my hugs and my kissing all over him!

$29.80 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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Emmett

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Emmett is attending school and doing very well, plays well with other kids, and follows instructions. Emmett is able to walk, run, and use a spoon to feed himself. He enjoys watching TV and can focus well on the TV. He is able to follow instructions from adults and listen to their conversations. He caretakers say that he sometimes looks like a little adult when he is walking in the yard. He performs well in school and knows all the names of his classmates. He colors, plays with blocks, and sometimes dances at school.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Lilly

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Every once in awhile you come across a file with the sweetest, heartfelt expressions written about a child. That’s what I found in the file of precious Lilly, who recently turned one. Lilly’s file said things like “She would smile sweetly, just like a little angel without wings,” “She is very cute and favorable,” and “When someone had fun with her, she will smile innocently. It showed that she is a girl with good personality.” It is clear this baby is not only sweet, but adored!

Lilly is a good eater and sleeper and she really likes taking baths. She loves to play in the water and kicking the water with her feet makes her squeal with excitement. Lilly was turning from side to side when her file was prepared and she is receiving physical therapy. The staff believes she is going to continue to surprise them. It is our hope that Lilly can come home to her family before her 2nd birthday!

There is a $5,000 grant available through her current agency.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Nadia

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome and heart condition

Nadia is a darling, happy little girl who shows her recognition for people by laughing and waving her hands. She is very happy when her caregiver arrives in the morning. She is 2 years old and has Down syndrome. She was independently and communicates through simple words and gestures. She enjoys playing with blocks, putting them in a bucket then dumping them out. She also loves playing with balloons and splashing in water.

Nadia is described as a quiet child, and I love this picture of her looking at books! Doesn’t she just look too sweet? This little sweetie needs a family! Could she be your daughter?

Nadia has a $4,000 grant through her current agency.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Lily

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

 

FEBRUARY 2017 UPDATE:

She can crawl and sit without assistance and can walk and run with a walker, but could not stand on her own yet. There were no changes with her health and she had gotten stronger and gained some weight. Her development is still delayed compared to peers but her intelligence is normal and she understands everything said to her.

Lily’s hospital tests showed she had pulmonary hypoplasia with signs of asthma which she was taking medication for. She was gradually getting stronger and not having issues being short of breath anymore.

The agency has additional photos and video, and a grant up to $2,500 available for qualifying families.

$459.00 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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Stephanie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Stephanie is a beautiful little three-year-old girl who has a close relationship with her foster mom and her early education teacher. She gets along well with her former nanny and children in the orphanage. She is willing to share food and toys with others and she always helps when another child is being bullied, as any big sister would. Stephanie is a good eater and sleeper.

Stephanie was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- PDA, which seems to have resolved itself. At 5 months of age, she was holding up her head, at 9 months she was crawling, at 11 months she was sitting, at 13 months she was standing with help, at 14 months she was walking with support, and at 19 months she was walking independently. Stephanie can sometimes say mom, but doesn’t really say words beyond that. She definitely knows her name and responds when called. She can also understand basic directions.

Her current agency has a $5000 grant available.

$247.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Jaz

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect, Hexadactylia (two thumbs on each hand)

Pictures & video from 2017 available.

Adorable soon to be three-year-old Jaz loves to watch herself in the mirror. She enjoys clapping her hands, making sounds, and making the other kids very happy! Jaz loves her foster mother and early childhood teacher. She gets along well with the other children in the orphanage, as well as the caretakers there.

Jax’s ASD closed on its own and she has received surgery in July of 2016 to repair her CECD (complete endocardial cushion defect type A). Jaz was originally listed as having some pulmonary hypertension due to her heart needs. In September of 2016, she had a heart echo which showed mild mitral regurgitation and decrease of left ventricular diastolic function. Jaz was crawling at 15 months of age, sitting up at 16 months, standing with support at 22 months, and walking with support at 24 months. Jaz started making sounds by 15 months and saying mama by 17 months. At 18 months she was reacting to her name being called and at 20 months she could follow simple instructions. Jaz is absolutely precious and we hope she finds a family as special as her!

Her current agency has a $5000 grant available.

$49.50 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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Nolan

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Are you ready for some darling dancing baby boy cuteness this morning? Meet Nolan! Nolan is 2 years old and is described as quiet and shy. His file says he cries very sad tears when he is left by familiar people. Doesn’t that make you want to scoop him up and keep him close forever? He is learning to walk and takes several steps independently, or at least he was when his file was prepared a couple of months ago. I bet he is walking and running by now. He is also learning to communicate his needs. He understands simple commands. I had to laugh when I read that he favorite activity is football. Not bad for a baby who wasn’t quite walking!

Nolan has a $4,000 grant through his current agency.

$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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Everleigh

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Meet Everleigh! This pretty little one is 4 years old, and came into care as a baby. Everleigh has Down syndrome. Her motor skills and speech are a bit delayed, as expected. Everleigh loves to play with the other kids, and enjoys being outdoors. She is close to her nanny, and is very social. Everleigh’s file is from 2016, but we have request an update. She has been healthy, with the exception of typical childhood colds and viruses. Everleigh needs a family to love her, and provide any therapies she may need as she grows. She has so much potential! Everleigh is waiting for a family!

$189.00 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!