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!

 

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

Listed: Sept 2012

Bradley arrived at the 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.

*** 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 ***

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

 

 

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Fernuodated filepicture2Fernupdated file pictureGirl, born Aug 2010
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Listed: January 2013

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!

*** 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 ***

Helen2014Girl, born Dec 2008guardianangel
PRC

Listed: Jan 2013

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.

*** 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 ***

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

Listed: Jan 2013

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.

*** 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 ***

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

Elle needs regular blood transfusions for her Thalassemia.   Additional medical information available.

elle-update

*** 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 ***

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?

*** 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 ***

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 ***

AaronBoy, born November 2010
PRC

Listed: Feb 2013

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.

*** 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 ***

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.

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

PeterBoy, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2013

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.

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

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 ***

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.

*** 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 ***

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

Listed: April 2013

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.”

*** 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 ***

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.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$3,622.59 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!

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.

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

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 ***

Boy, born 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)

Listed: Dec 2012

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.

UPDATE (2016): This delightful young man is Jennings! He was found abandoned as a newborn, and he is now a sweet 6 year old. He is a little shy, but he is very willing to meet new people. He has a lot of fun on the playground but his hands are not very flexible, so having his nannies there makes him feel more comfortable. Jennings’s physical development is a little bit slow, and he is a little small for his age. His nannies feel that his intelligence level is average and he just started attending classes in the community school. He needs reminders to use the restroom during the day, and he wears diapers at night. His ear malformation does not seem to affect his hearing, but both of his eyelids droop so he does have to look up a bit to see clearly.

*** 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 ***

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.

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

Girl, born 2008
PRC

Listed: Nov 2012

Penelope 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.

*** 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 ***

Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

Memphis is a cute little boy, born in May of 2018 with Down syndrome, CHD- patent foramen ovale (PFO), deformity of both auricles, and hearing loss of the left ear. He likes to drink milk and he gets really happy when he sees the caretakers carrying milk bottles. Memphis can roll over and play with toys in his hands when lying on his stomach. Memphis can transfer a toy from his left hand to his right hand and he can crawl to look for his favorite toy. If the toys make sounds, he will get really excited! Memphis likes to take a bath. He is always in a good mood when bathing and loves to play with water. He will slap the water when bathing and, when his caretaker puts some body wash on his body, he always kicks his feet and smiles at her. Memphis loves listening to music too. When his caretaker plays music, he shakes his head and wiggles. It’s so cute! Memphis’ caretakers say that he is a lovely little boy and that they love him so much! We know Memphis’ forever family is out there and hope that they can get to him while he’s still a little guy!

Memphis has a $1,000 agency grant for his adoption with his current adoption 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!

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, hypertension

Megan is an adorable little girl, born with Down syndrome and CHD- VSD, PDA, PFO, and moderate-severe pulmonary hypertension. She underwent the ligation of the arterial duct and the VSD repair in August of 2017.
Megan is described by her caretakers as active and smiley! She likes playing with toys with sounds and participating in outdoor activities. Megan has a good appetite and she is not a picky eater. She has rehabilitation training with a therapist everyday. Megan turns and smiles when her name is called but, at the time her file was prepared, she was not yet saying words. Megan likes when the caretakers tease and talk with her. As of the fall of 2017, she could crawl, stand up from a sitting position, and walk in her walker. She has good fine motor skills. Megan is very much adored at her orphanage. We are hoping to get an update for her and find her a forever family that will continue to adore and support her as she grows up!

There is a $1,000 agency grant with for Megan’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$20.00 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!

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Xavi is a beautiful baby boy! He is reported to be active and cute, and he loves playing with toys, especially in the children’s activity room in his orphanage. Xavi can sit stably, crawl, and stand while holding the railing of his crib, but his lower limbs lack strength. Xavi likes when his caretaker plays with him and he loves observing his caretaker when she is busying walking around doing things when he is sitting in his crib. He also likes to grab and play with the toys hanging on the bed rail. What a blessing this little angel will be to a family!

Xavi has a $1,000 agency grant for his adoption with his current adoption 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!

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Xandria is described as a lovely child with a ready smile! Xandria has good eating habits and she likes to be cuddled and teased. Xandria’s motor development is slightly delayed, but she has made steady improvement with her motor skills since coming into care. She makes sounds of ‘yaya’ when she is happy and she has the most precious laugh. Xandria is certain to bless her forever family!

Update from May 2020:  Xandria sounds like a lot of fun, she is described as:  Mostly well behaved, fearless, outgoing and naughty.  She can walk and run, and follows simple directions.

 

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There is a $1,000 agency grant for Xandria with her current adoption agency.

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

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

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Congenital dysplasia, dwarfism, dilated cardiomyopathy and abnormal liver function

Listed: May 2020

Abby is described as very sweet, petite, happy, active and alert. Her file states that she fully engages, is a leader, and is often seen helping other children. Her videos from 2020 shows her making arts and crafts, engaging with full eye contact with the camera, running, laughing, and balancing on an outdoor jungle gym. Abby’s file indicates that she has appropriate self-care skills, she can use the restroom herself, dress herself, and will help younger children get ready. According to her file, Abby enjoys singing, reading, reciting poems, and dancing. She has even performed dance routines for recitals. Her file shows that her favorite color is pink and she likes Barbie’s. According to Abby’s most recent update, her situation is becoming more urgent, for her liver is worsening. Despite her medical needs, her positive spirit shines through.

$72.00 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!

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Rare Chromosome Disorder: Chromosome 15 Ring

Listed: May 2020

Violet is a very petite girl, born in September of 2010, who appears much younger than her age. She is very shy and afraid of strangers, but is extroverted and cheerful around her caretakers. In fact, this cuddly girl loves to be held by her nannies. She gets along with the other children and likes to play games with them. Though she is behind other children her age, Violet continues to make progress in her development. She now speaks in short sentences, such as “I want to eat that” and she can answer yes or no questions. When she became scared of a stranger visiting, she told her nanny “I want to leave.” Despite Violet’s tiny size, she can run very fast and is able to go up and down stairs by holding the railing. Her self-care is good. She feeds and dresses herself and can climb up into a bed that’s taller than she is. She can point to body parts when asked and can do simple counting. She is also able to follow basic directions.

Violet is diagnosed with developmental delays and a congenital heart defect-VSD, that she has received surgery for. Though she was previously on a medication for pulmonary hypertension, she is no longer taking any medication. She was not re-tested for PH. Violet also had a test that showed a ring abnormality of chromosome 15. You can read more about that here.

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Agency staff who met Violet said that it appears to be understaffed based on observations and conversations with caregivers, with a higher than typical child to caregiver ratio. As a result, most of the children do not receive any rehabilitative services or therapies. Most of the children do not attend school and do not receive any lessons within the orphanage. Many of the children spend most of their time in their crib. Due to this, these children may have delays more significant than typical institutionalization. This could potentially be part of why Violet has developmental delays. Though she is behind other children her age, Violet continues to make progress in her development. She needs a patient, gentle, and loving family to help her adjust and provide the stimulation and nourishment she needs to learn and grow.

A family that traveled more recently said: “The children in this orphanage are in a group of 13 (ages 6-13) with 3-4 nannies. They were happy and loved, excited to see us and all smiles. My daughter has been home since 1/28/20 and learned English words and how to write her name in country. They watched Paw Patrol and other cartoons and have learned preschool skills from the shows. They do not go to school, but do have craft classes. My daughter can cut with sisters, paint, draw, and color in the lines, so I know someone worked with her. I met Violet and she is very sweet and social.”

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

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

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Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

One and a half year old Derrick is a loving and cuddly boy. His file states that he can roll over on his own and lift his head when laying on his stomach. Derek enjoys touching his caretakers face and will laugh out loud.

$15.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Nearly two year old Diana is described as a giggly and cuddly girl. Her file states that she can hold her head up while lying on her stomach. Diana responds to her name being called and smiles at those she knows. She likes toys that make sounds and being cuddled. Diana has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, hypospadias

Precious Mickey is described as mild-mannered and quiet. He loves when his caretakers hold him and chat with him! Mickey was born with Down syndrome, CHD- VSD and PFO, and hypospadias. In September of 2017, Mickey had heart surgery to repair his VSD and PFO, along with PDA ligation. Mickey is close with his caretaker and he loves playing with toys that are bright colored and make sounds. Mickey’s best buddies are two little boys we’ve been advocating for as Calvin and Torin. We sure hope all three of these precious little boys find their families soon and we have requested an update on Mickey!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Mickey’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

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

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (VSD)

Taliyah is a beautiful, quiet, and shy little girl, born in June of 2016 with Down syndrome and CHD-VSD. Taliyah’s caretakers say that she likes listening to music, playing with toys, and hanging out in her walker. Taliyah will smile readily and she gets along well with others. She likes noisy places and spending time playing in the special education room. Taliyah’s favorite food is an apple. She is a sound sleeper. She can imitate drawing lines and shapes and can catch a ball. Taliyah’s file is brand new and the agency has requested an update to hopefully get some videos of this precious little girl!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Taliyah’s adoption with her current adoption agency!

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Four and a half year old Kylie is described as outgoing and active. Her 2017 report states that she laughs loudly when happy and she can say a few simple words, such as “mom” and “dad”. Kylie can stand when holding onto a support and she has strong hand strength. Her file states she can follow objects with her eyes and moves around using a baby walker. Kylie enjoys playing with others.

$29.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2020

New pic & video from May 2020!

Camille is an adorable little girl, who is said to be active and smiley. Camille can walk, run, and go up and down stairs. She has a strong imitating ability and likes holding writing utensils to scribble. Camille recognizes her name and understands simple instructions. She occasionally calls “mama.” Camille can build a tower with blocks and she enjoys chasing adults and listening to musical toys. She also likes playing with other children and wants to excel.

Camille’s gross motor skills are basically normal. She can walk, run, and jump independently, but her balance ability lags other kids of her age. Her fine motor skills are generally normal. She can independently complete finger pinching, eating, washing hands, washing face, etc., but her coordination skills are relatively poor. She clearly speaks “Mama, Ayi (aunt), Chifan(eat rice), Nihao(hello), bye-bye, Zuo(sit down).” However, she doesn’t usually speak clearly. Sometimes when she says a word, she will utter “ah ah ah” in a hurry. She understands instructions, such as “throw the rubbish into the garbage can” and “set the table and chairs for lunch/dinner.”

When seeing caretakers standing and feeding other kids, Camille would bring a stool and ask the caretakers to have a seat. She is gentle in character and gets along with other kids peacefully. She has strong imitation ability, such as learning from her caretakers how to fold clothes and quilts. When watching TV, she will imitate dancing. She is extroverted and very enthusiastic towards visitors. She is not picky about food and she has a good sleep at night.

Camille has a $1,000 agency grant for her adoption with her current adoption agency.

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Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Two and a half year old Nolin is described as introverted, shy, and with a ready smile. His report from 2019 states that he can babble, imitate words, sit on his own, and stand with support. His file shows that he can express his needs through body language. Nolin is fond of listening to music, singing, and playing on a toy drum set. Nolin has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease.

Nolin has a $1500 agency specific grant from his current agency.

$33.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Esme is described as outgoing, active, and social. Her 2017 report states that she uses sounds and actions to communicate her needs. Esme’s file also states that she can sand while holding a handrail. She enjoys throwing an object on the ground and will giggle happily. Esme has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and postoperative congenital heart disease.

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD-ASD

Update and video from May 2020!
Rae is described as gentle and quiet.  She is relatively weak physically and delayed in terms of gross motor skills and speech development.  She’s not yet potty-trained. She holds her bottle and drinks milk. She can sit up on her own, but she cannot run, jump, or climb up/down stairs. When playing, she occasionally reached out his hand. She cannot pick up tiny things yet. Rae doesn’t have any schooling, and isn’t particularly attached to a caregivers. She’s begun to utter one syllable sounds. Her file says she likes to play hide and seek — I bet she’s adorable playing “Peek a boo”! Please help this tiny girl find her family, where she’ll be loved and treasured for exactly who she is.

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Precious Rae has the most expressive faces! Rae was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD. She was reported to have developmental delays commonly seen with children with Down syndrome, but she has been diligently working to meet milestones. Rae’s caregivers say that she is calm and easy-going. At the time her file was prepared, she loved when her caregivers would give her a massage and when they would hold her and talk to her. When the nanny would tell her stories, she would quietly listen and when the nanny would call on her, she would look at the nanny. Little Rae desperately needs an update and we’re hoping one will come for her soon!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Rae’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

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

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Boy, born 2014
PRC
Bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma

Additional photos and video available.

Tristan has a severe skin condition. Look at that smile in spite of what must be very painful and itchy sores. A report from August 2018 says the following:

Tristan has a pair of bright eyes. He has a smile, he is so shy and cute when he laughs. He loves clean. Although he is young, he always spreads out the little towel, puts the bowel and spoon on the towel and has a meal carefully each time when it’s time for a meal. He knows to clean his face and mouth after a meal, and tells the caretaker that he eats over. When the caretaker praises him “well done”, he shows his happy smile. He likes all kinds of snacks and his favorite foods are ships and chocolates; he also loves all kinds of fruits, such as apple and pear. His favorite fruits are bananas. He is fond of watching cartoon; sometimes when there is familiar music from TV, he knows to sing follow it. His favorite cartoon is Boonie Bears. He sleeps alone in his cradle.

Tristan can go upstairs and downstairs without help, can jump off floor with both feet, can go upstairs one foot per step, can hold a pen with right hand, can hold a pen with full hand and scribbles on the book. He also can grasp a small ball with his hand, throw the ball away. He knows red color, count numerals of 1-5. He is fond of playing with toys. He is happiest when he is playing with toys. Usually he can play with toys alone over 10 minutes. He likes all kinds of toys. He can take a toy with his hand and plays with it, he puts it back after he doesn’t play; he can put on and take off socks and shoes. Due to his skin, he is difficulty in putting on and taking off clothes.

He can say some phrases; he is very clever and is not afraid of strangers. Each day, he sees that the caretaker goes to work or off the work, he says “good morning, mom” “goodbye, mom” on his own initiative. When he sees the repair men in the institute, he also says hello to them with open arms. The staffs like him very much. He knows the adult’s words and he also can communicate with the adult. He states out his needs on his own initiative and makes the caretaker to know his meanings. Sometimes we ask him “how old are you?”, he answers “4 years old”. In the group, he knows the names of all children, like a big brother; even if the children change their beds each other, he also knows to state out their names. He often plays with children together in the group. Sometimes he is naughty and grabs the toy with other children. He enjoys that he is praised by the adult, he is so happy at that time. Sometimes he is naughty, he shows his unhappiness and grievance when is criticized by the caretaker.

Please won’t a family adopt this sweetie and help make his life with this skin condition as comfortable as possible as he continues to grow and thrive!

$4,979.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2018
PRC
epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and CHD-ASD

Ping is a sweet little boy, with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and CHD-ASD. Ping was sent to a special home when he was only a few weeks old because he needed nursing care for his skin, extra nutrition, and heart surgery. Ping has had surgery for his heart, but still needs lots of special care for his skin. His skin is easily damaged from ordinary things, like seams on clothing, scratching an itch, and by doing things like rolling over, sitting up, or crawling. During the summer of 2019, Ping started to eat food orally. His nannies are so proud of the progress he’s made! He can sit up independently and loves singing time!

We sure hope Ping’s family finds him and can get him home while he’s still so young!

$544.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

May 2020 Written Update: His cognitive abilities are slower compared to typical children, but he has not other health issues. He is not yet potty trained, yet he is working on it. Houston has a lively personality! He can crawl and walk with assistance. He can grab small things with his hands. He is attached to his foster parents; the foster family likes him very much. Houston has delayed language; he doesn’t speak yet. He will grunt and point to something that he wants. He can understand simple instructions such as to pick something up. He likes to watch TV and play with cars.

Houston is a precious and smiley little guy! Houston can roll over, sit alone steadily, and crawl. He can stand with his hands held and he can change position easily, including going from a kneeling to sitting position. When there are toys beyond him, he crawls to reach them. Houston likes colorful toys and balls. He likes to bounce balls and bang two toys together to make sounds. Houston loves a lively environment and will crawl to a place with many children and sit down to observe the caretaker and children’s activities. He knows how to grab his favorite toy and how to throw the toy he dislikes away from him. Houston also enjoys interacting with the caretaker and playing peek-a-boo with her. He knows some simple instructions, such as “Come here,” “Have a meal,” and “Clap your hands.” Houston will crawl to the caretaker quickly and imitate putting a phone to his ear. He is curious about new toys and familiar with his own name. He turns when called and will respond to the caretaker’s facial expressions. When the weather is good, the caretakers take him to play outdoors. Houston has a good appetite and knows how to use a spoon. He can chew and swallow and can eat biscuits without help. Houston is a good sleeper too. We hope a family will come forward for precious Houston while he is still so young!

Houston has a $1000 grant with his current adoption agency.

$122.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (VSD – repaired)

Adorable Dillan is almost always smiling and his nannies absolutely adore him!  They say he is a good little boy who is so gentle and sweet. He is especially close to one of the “little sisters” in his room. He likes to exchange toys with her. When he goes to bed, he likes to reach his hand to the neighboring crib to hold her hand and play with her. Dillan was born with a VSD heart condition, but it has since been repaired. His nannies say he has been very healthy recently and he is rarely sick. Dillan is very observant and understands what is said to him. He can walk on his own and climb stairs while holding onto his nanny’s hand or the hand rail. Dillan is a little treasure and we are so excited to see who his lucky family will be!

Many photos and videos are available!  Dillan has a $1000 grant available from his current adoption agency.

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2007
PRC
metabolic condition – Guillain Barre Syndrome

In April of 2021, Hedda will age out and become ineligible to be adopted by an international family. Let’s make this the last year she lives in an orphanage. Could your family be hers?

Hedda is currently enrolled in elementary school. Hedda is described as outgoing. She loves playing with other children, enjoys all foods, and is a good singer and dancer. She performs at an annual show within the orphanage. She is attached to a caregiver, but also looking forward to being adopted. She has great self-care skills, tidy with with her belongings and able to pull her hair into a ponytail. Hedda has a (GSD) and there are no developmental concerns with her.

Eligible families may qualify for a grant through a specific adoption agency and Brittany’s Hope Foundation, in addition to a $12,500 Child Specific Grant (exp 6/1/2020).  These grants are not offered by or ensured by Reece’s Rainbow.

$58.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, post op CHD

There is no shortage of fun when Lien is around! Three year old Lien shares joy with all he comes into contact with! When he is happy, he moves his hips. When you touch his face, he laughs happily. His laugh can be heard on video in a game of chase and is simply contagious! Lien is lively, gentle and always smiles when he sees people.

Lien has a bond with a little friend in the SWI as well as his caregivers. He likes playing a game of chase and playing with blocks. He is very affectionate and enjoys attention, snuggling in his caretaker’s arms. He understands instructions of caregivers. Lien is cooperative with his therapist when in rehabilitation training.

$480.02 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome, funnel chest, and PFO

Update from May 2019: Henry is 1 ½ years old. At the age of 11 months, Henry enjoyed playing on the cushion, turning around, making a circle. He was reaching for toys and is most happy when a caretaker is playing with him. He likes to play with his hands and play with toys that make noise. He is described as a lovely boy who likes playing in the water during bathtime!

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, anal atresia

Listed: Feb 2020

Update from Feb 2020:

Madelyn is a darling little girl with Down syndrome, CHD- Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect (CASD), Secondary Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), and anal atresia (no fistula).

Madelyn is described as smart and lovely, active, energetic, and well-behaved.  She is a lovely girl. She follows adults’ instructions and likes playing outdoors.  She can walk on her own. She can walk upstairs/downstairs when she puts a hand on the wall.   Her fine motor skills are also very good. She can pick up tiny things with her fingers.  Madelyn is sociable and friendly, and attached her to her caretakers.  Her language skills are emerging, and she can follow simple directions.

In February of 2017, Madelyn had anal angioplasty surgery and in June of 2017, she had heart surgery.

There is a $2,000 agency grant for Madelyn’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$58.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Precious Sienna is described as an active, sunny, and energetic little girl. Sienna likes playing freely in the activity room or going outdoors to explore the outside world. She plays well in the activity room and is full of curiosity. She especially loves the toys with sounds. In between playing sessions, she loves to go up to her early education teacher to interact and play with her. She occasionally takes toys from other children and takes off. If someone takes her toys or she has a need that is not met, Sienna will cry. She is sensitive, but she stops crying when someone picks her up and holds her. Sienna has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. She falls asleep on her own and is a sound sleeper. Sienna has seen many of her friends leave with their forever families this past year! It just has to be her turn!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Sienna’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Mila is a beautiful, quiet, and smiley little girl. Mila is also reported to be easy-going and outgoing. She gets along well with others and is not afraid of strangers. She enjoys playing with colorful toys that make sounds.  Mila has a good appetite and enjoys her daily fruit juice. She is a sound sleeper. At the time Mila’s file was prepared, she could roll over and sit. She likes making sounds and interacting with the adults. Mila is going to therapy every day and is progressing in all areas. Mila is very happy when someone holds or kisses her. Mila’s file is rather new; we’d love to see Mila in the arms of her very own forever family!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Mila’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$259.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, post op CHD, pigeon breast

Are you ready for some cuteness?! Check out Liviah, so fancy in her red dress with her hair in a little ponytail! Bows would be a hit!

Her file describes her as active, cheerful, smart and clever. She is loved by teachers and caretakers. Liviah’s communication and cognitive development has progressed since coming into care at age 1.5 years. She is now ale to ask for help, express her needs, respond to simple questions, and although not potty trained she can express herself when she needs to use the bathroom. She enjoys therapy and learning about facial features, playing a clapping game, and imitating sign language.

Liviah likes to ride on the scooter, go down the slide and explore, taking walks inside and outside! She likes can build a 5-6 block tower with blocks, loves balls, listening to Opera music and match shapes in a puzzle. Her file reports that she has fallen in love with “painting” and “going to the theatre”. She loves dancing and when she sees a cell phone, she gets excited, starts dancing and in her own way, asks for Opera music to be played!

Liviah’s file was recently prepared and she has many photos and videos for review with her current agency.

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2007
PRC
Limb differences (right hand, right leg)

 

Listed: Feb 2020

 

Dominic needs to be adopted prior to his birthday in January 2021!

 

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

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Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Torin is an outgoing, smiley, and curious little boy who likes when his caretaker cuddles and talks to him. Torin has made a lot of gains since he came into care. At the time his file was prepared, he could roll over and sit with assistance. When a toy is put in front of him, Torin is able to stretch his hand to touch it, grab it, and shake it. He loves moving along to the rhythm of the music. When his caretaker is chatting with him, Torin will gaze at her firmly with both eyes and laugh to respond, as if he can understand the words said to him. Torin also has adorable dimples when he smiles and laughs! Torin was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD, VSD, and PDA. In June of 2018, Torin had surgery to repair his VSD and ASD, along with ligation of PDA. It is our hope that Torin finds his family as soon as possible so they don’t miss out on much more!

There is a $1,000 agency grant with his current adoption agency.

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 2020

Yvette is described by her caretakers as lively and cheerful. She likes to play with the other children and is not afraid of strangers. She will actively greet and interact with others and is said to be more and more lively and cute with age! Yvette goes to school with her friends every day, where she does rhythmic activities, plays games, participates in sports, learns self-care skills, and participates in an early education program. She is full of curiosity about new things. At a garden party, one of the teachers was dressed as a big doll. The other children were a little afraid to get close, but Yvette was not afraid at all! She took the initiative to hug the doll’s legs and shake hands with the doll. Yvette makes sounds of “mama” and “baba.” When she wants to drink milk, she will call “Ma-Ma” around her caretaker. She tries to repeat her caretaker with basic counting. Yvette can build with blocks, hold the spoon by herself, and hold a pen to scribble. Yvette can walk and run independently. She uses the railing for support when going up and down the stairs. She is cooperative and not afraid to play outdoor games.

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Yvette is very sensible. When one of her little friends cry, she will take a small towel or napkin to wipe the tears and nose of the little friend to comfort them. She can unzip and take off her coat and take off her shoes and socks. Yvette will clap her hands and laugh when she is happy. She will cry when she is not happy, but if you reach out and hug her, she will show her smile again. Yvette likes to play with bowls and spoons and pretends to eat by herself, often making an “A-mu, A-mu” sound while pretending to scoop rice with a spoon. She also likes to swing and play ball. Every time she swings high, she will laugh loudly! She also likes to imitate her rehabilitation teacher, helping her friends with cerebral palsy by massaging their legs and moving her arms. Yvette has normal eating and sleeping habits. She was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart defect-complete atrioventricular common channel (CAVC), ASD, and VSD. She’s had surgery to repair her heart defects. Yvette sounds like an amazing little girl who is going to be such a blessing to a very lucky family!

Yvette has a $1000 grant with her current adoption agency.

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Chloe is a playful and happy girl!  Staff report that “Chloe fills every room with laughter and joy. She loves to play, socialize and have fun in all aspects of her day. Chloe is the youngest member of her community group home, and she is very loved by all her older sisters and caregivers! She is a very social girl who enjoys spending time with others. She is able to express herself through use of gestures, simple phrases and sentences. Chloe is friendly, greeting those she knows with a big smile and hug! She also displays confidence and has been observed introducing herself to new people and is willing to spend time with them. She is caring and will make sure that all of her friends are included in any games or activities that are taking place! She can be a bit mischievous – she has been caught several times sneaking into her sister’s room to eat snacks with a big smile on her face!”

“Chloe is independent in most self care skills throughout the day. At times, her caregivers will supervise her to make sure she is completing a task correctly like dressing. She enjoys mealtimes and can feed herself with a spoon. She can brush her teeth and toilet independently. She loves selecting her own clothes and wearing pretty dresses! Her caregivers report she will change clothes if she prefers to wear something else over what has been selected for the day. Chloe attends a special school outside of the Project and Welfare Center. She attends school 5 days a week. Her classes at school include fine motor activities, exercise, language, art and self care skill development. Despite some difficulties with focus and concentration, Chloe has shown she has an ability to learn and is making progress in her subjects. Chloe loves many activities, especially if she can do them with other children or a carer. She enjoys dancing, singing, playing games with her sisters, watching stories on TV, going for a walk or to the playground, drawing/crafting, and having her picture taken! Chloe LOVES all things girly including dresses, painting her nails, and sparkly headbands.”

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

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

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, enterobrosia (intestinal perforation) that was surgically corrected

January 2020 Written update: Bryson attends a classroom during the day and lives with a foster family at night. There are four children living in the foster family and he is the youngest. During the day, he is active in the classroom. He goes back home for lunch and a nap. He has little language. He can understand and follow simple instructions. He likes to interact with people and laugh. He is not potty trained and needs to be fed. Sometimes he will grab the spoon and try to feed himself. He has a gentle personality.  VIDEO available.

2017 update:  Bryson is a cute and smiley little boy! At the age of 1.5, Bryson was transferred to a foster family. Bryson’s foster mom sends him to a program in the orphanage during the day. She picks him up for lunch and to bring him home at night. There are a few others kids from the orphanage in his foster family too! Bryson has good motor skills. He can walk and run well. Sometimes he crawls back and forth on the toy shelf. Bryson likes snacks and can pick out biscuits and deliver them to the caretaker to let the caretaker help tear the package open. He can understand simple instructions and is pleased to finish things that he is allowed to do. Bryson can distinguish between familiar people and strangers. He can walk over and give a hug to express affection after seeing a familiar caretaker. He is not afraid of strangers.

If you hold his hand and say “let’s play outdoors, Bryson,” he is happy to pull your hand to walk to the door. Bryson understands his daily schedule well. He can take off his shoes and walk to the activity room when he arrives to the center each weekday morning. When his foster mom picks him up at noon for lunch, she will call his name at the door and he will run to the mom and leave the activity room. He often runs ahead on the way home and will stop to touch and look at interesting things. Bryson likes playing outdoors. His caretaker takes him to play outdoors on sunny days. He also likes music and dancing. He can shake his body along to the beat and will imitates a bird flying. Bryson is a good sleeper and is still in diapers. Bryson appears to be receiving good care and is doing quite well while he waits for his forever family to see him! We hope that will be soon!

There is a $1,000 Agency Grant with a specific adoption agency to help a family bring Bryson home!

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2006
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Joshua needs to be adopted prior to his birthday in November 2020!

Joshua is such a handsome fellow with a bright smile. Those close to him say he is a lovely boy, very polite and keen to learn and be more independent.

Joshua has seen several of his friends adopted, and has asked repeatedly of staff when he will have a forever family. He understands what adoption means and longs for a family of his own.

In ICC’s care, Joshua has grown in confidence and ability. He is member of the Conductive Education group where he receives education and therapy to help him develop his abilities. Joshua has good communication skills, and expresses his opinions and wishes with his teachers, carers, therapists and friends. He enjoys learning, and is an active member of his education and therapy classes. He would benefit from speech and language therapy to help understand the cause of his “hoarse” voice.

Joshua has lots of learning potential, and really enjoys going to daily classes. He is able to concentrate during class, ask questions and respond appropriately. His education is behind due to his delayed opportunity to receive education. Joshua recognizes colors, animals and 40 characters. He can count and recognize numbers, and do simple math.

Joshua uses a wheelchair, and can move himself independently from chair to bed or bathroom without help.  He manages to get himself around in the wheelchair including a daily 30 minute trip to school!  He is able to pull himself up to stand at a table, and can sit unsupported on a stool.  He does have some high muscle tone which affects his legs and arms.  His hands are affected by the CP, but he is able to feed himself, brush his own teeth and do puzzles.  He can also dress himself independently.

$172.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

Videos available!

Calvin is very loved by his caretakers and he is a calm and sweet boy.

Update May 2020: Calvin can sit alone, crawl around the mats, and walk on the flat ground without falling down. He is quite active, crawling or walking on the mats, playing with his favorite toys. He shakes toys, passes them between his hands, and grabs the smaller toys as well.  Occasionally, he speaks “Mama, Papa,” and wants to be held. When he wants to eat, he will speak “Mama.” When he talks with other kids of his age nearby, he will make a “midada” sound to express his friendliness. His uttering “a~a~o~o~” is used to attract attention, mainly with body language, such as reaching out his hands for a hug when seeing his favorite caretaker is nearby. When seeing strangers, he will cry.
He responds to his teachers and caretakers by coming up when they call his name. He understands simple instructions. For example, when the teacher say we go out to play, he will walk to the door and wait for his caretakers to help him change clothes and put on shoes. When the caretakers say that we were going to have dinner, he would take the towel out by himself and wait for his caretakers to deliver the meal.  He prefers to be in a familiar environment with those he knows. When a stranger approaches and holds him, he will feel nervous and sometimes cry. When the stranger plays with him for a while, he will be willing to let the stranger hold him or play with him.  Calvin loves music, imitates his teachers, and moves his body according to the music rhythm. He is happy to listen to the music.  Calvin has two close friends; he likes his teachers and caretakers to play with him.
There is a $1,000 agency grant for Calvin’s adoption with his current adoption agency!

$108.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect, unknown eye issue (not in file)

Delfina is a precious little girl who is described by her caretakers as spirited and sweet. She has lots of personality and snuggles to share! Delfina loved celebrating the holiday season with her nannies and friends. She especially enjoyed dressing up in festive hats and playing with jingle bells. Delfina loves getting her picture taken. Immediately after seeing a camera, she will get in front of it and pose or flash a great big smile. Delfina usually asks to see the pictures by plopping down on the photographer’s lap and pointing to the camera. Delfina has a big smile and an even bigger personality!

Staff say that she has matured and learned about stretching her imagination and playing with others. She likes to build and stack blocks, read books, and play outside. Watching Delfina explore the world around her is a joy, and between her wonderful hugs and loving pats on the back, she’s won over all of her caretakers’ hearts. Delfina’s nannies love sharing about how smart, strong, and adorable she is. Her enthusiasm for life is endearing. Whenever you introduce her to a new toy or game, she doesn’t hesitate to join in on the fun. Popping bubbles is her current favorite activity and the joy she exudes is contagious!

Delfina was born with Down syndrome and CHD- TOF, Perimembranous VSD, Pulmonary stenosis, Right ventricular hypertrophy, and PFO. We are trying to find out if she has had any surgeries, because her outdated medical file doesn’t mention any. It also appears that Delfina has had something happen to her right eye since her file was prepared. We are not sure if she has any vision in that eye or not, but are also looking to get more information about that. It’s clear Delfina brings so much joy to her caretakers. We hope her forever family will see her soon, so they don’t continue to miss out on that joy!

Delfina has a $1,000 Agency grant with a specific agency for her adoption.

$15.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD-VSD (post-op)

Update from Feb 2020:
Kora can eat solid foods, she can eat all foods suitable for children. But because it is an institutional setting, we give the children little fish to eat. All bones are removed from meat and fish by nannies before serving to the children for safety. We usually give her softer foods.  She can grab things to eat herself. She also will break off and share snacks with other children.

*What she means is that they give them soft foods usually mixed with rice to prevent choking, to help the children eat faster, and so they don’t have to distinguish from children with stomach or eating issues. All the children who have come with this diet have had stomach issues because of it and have needed time to adjust to eating harder foods but recovered fine. Each day after eating in the morning and night she will drink a little milk.

Kora can understand almost everything that is said to her. She also can respond using actions, she just cannot communicate with spoken language, she can only speak a little.   She did not show any problems with the heart after her heart surgery. Previously her eyes often had tears. In December 2019, an eye examination was performed. She had a Nasolacrimal duct narrowing + nasolacrimal duct intubation. She has recovered well from this.

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Kora is a beautiful little girl with a beautiful smile and cute little dimples! Kora was born with Down syndrome and a CHD-VSD, for which she has had surgery to correct. By 2.5 years of age, Kora was walking forwards and backwards independently. She can understand simple instructions and helps look after other children near her. If another child has a runny nose, the caretaker will say “Kora, wipe the nose for your friend with the towel” and she would use the towel to help clean the child. She would pass it to the caretaker and then get another towel to clean another child up. Her caregiver will give her a thumbs up and praise her for being so great. At the end of an activity, she will put away toys with the other children. Kora likes music and dancing to the beat. She gets along well with other children and will kiss them or put her hand on her mouth and blow them a kiss. She will wave her hands to say goodbye. Kora is also very happy to play outdoors! She loves to pull the caretaker’s hands to go upstairs and walk on the bridge. She enjoys looking around and touching flowers and grasses after seeing them.

In May of 2019, Kora started attending the Little Sister’s Pre-School Program. She adapted well to going to school. She can move her stool to the designated position when she comes into the classroom and will sit down happily. She does not speak much, but she can understand the teacher’s instructions and will cooperate positively. When the teacher calls her name, she can raise her hands up to indicate that she is there. She will imitate the teacher to dance along to the music in class. Kora can hold a pen to write on the blank paper. She will curiously touch the lines she draws with the other hand. When the teacher says it is time to go outside, Kora always stands up and runs to the door. She likes interaction with people too and is not scared of new people. Kora has a good appetite and she likes snacks. She is a sound sleeper. Kora is ready for a forever family! Could that family be yours?

There is a $1,000 Agency Grant with a specific adoption agency to help a family bring Kora home!

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Girl, born Nov 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Hana is a precious little girl! Hana is quiet, kind, and an all around girly-girl! She thrives with one-on-one attention, but also loves to be around other kids. When in foster care, she was eager to have her hair done every morning and liked to play in the bath. Hana enjoys PE and dance. She has a good appetite and can self feed. Before she was taken to an orphanage, she was being potty trained during the day and wore a diaper at night.

Hana has a very generous adoption grant from Journey of a Joyful Life that could cover up to half of her adoption costs! Her file is currently on the Shared List.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$900.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2019

Update from Jan 2020:
Handsome Harley is described as a sunny, active, passionate, kind, and helpful little boy! He is a very happy boy who loves to smile. Harley likes helping other children who have physical limitations in any way that he can. When he sees his teacher busy with children who are physically weaker, he will give her a hand. He often helps push one child in a wheelchair and helps pull another child to get to and from school. Harley likes singing and dancing! He has a strong music sense and good imitating abilities. Harley’s gross motor skills are good too. He can catch a ball and his favorite outdoor activities are throwing sand bags or colorful balls. Harley also likes picking vegetables and fruits in the garden with his friends. Harley has made great improvement with his language skills since coming into care. He can count from 1-10 clearly with the teacher. By age seven, he could say some simple daily words under the teacher and mom’s patient guidance, such as: “take the candy,” “I am Harley,” etc. He can use simple words, sentences, and gestures to express his needs. When his teacher asks, “Who is your good friend, Harley?” he will point at DZ and say loudly, “DZ!” If other children scream, he will imitate his teacher and, though not clearly, he will say “softly and slowly.” He is currently learning to use personal pronouns for daily communication, such as: me and you.

At school, Harley can raise his hand and answer questions actively when asked. He positively participates in activities. He is said to like to ask the teacher questions to get to the bottom of things if it was something he did not understand. Harley’s concentration has improved too. He can listen to other children’s self introductions quietly, can identify a circle and a triangle, and can find similar shapes around him. Harley is said to be very warm towards his foster mom, teacher, and friends. When he sees his foster mom or teacher’s disheveled hair, he can help manage their hair. Harley was born with Down syndrome, but he most certainly was born with a heart of gold! It is our hope that Harley’s family sees him soon. He is certain to be a blessing!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Harley’s adoption, with a specific adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Nearly three year old Tolliver is described as quiet and is smiley. According to his report in 2017, he can turn over, prop with his elbows at prone position, he can grasp toys. His file states that he can track moving objects and sounds; he will gaze at caretakers faces and smile. Ollie’s 2018 video shows him walking quickly and with a wide smile.

$63.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, abnormal liver function, and anemia

Blayne is described as active, extroverted, energetic, kind, and with a ready smile. According to his file, he can walk freely, participate in games and activities, has good imitating ability and can call for “mom”. His file states that he enjoys music, playing games with others, and loves cuddles with his caretaker. He can pick up small objects with his index finger and thumb, draw lines, play with blocks and put them away. Blayne has a good temper and can adapt to new environments well.

$1,263.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born late 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, postoperative congenital heart disease, and bronchial asthma

 

Iris is described as extroverted and quiet. Her report in 2016 states that she can speak simple words, but her speech isn’t always clear. She can understand simple directions, can count to five, and can use pens and paint. Iris’s file shows she has good self-care skills, she can use the restroom herself, dress herself, brush her teeth, and have meals herself. She loves hugs and her favorite game is the operation board game.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome and ventricular septal bulged aneurysm

 

According to June’s report from 2016, she can crawl to her caretakers, reach her arms out, and grasp objects. June’s file states she can pronounce “mama” and can stand when holding onto her caregivers’ leg. Her file states she likes toy piano’s and her favorite snack is biscuits.

 

$35.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Wylie’s report is from 2015, and states that he could turn over, sit by himself, and support his body with his hands. Wylie likes to babble and will laugh when being teased, but he does not like to be tickled. His file states that he can make eye contact.

 

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$592.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Carson is described as outgoing, honest, and that he is sunshine. His file states that he has good motor development; he can run, climb up onto a children’s bike, and have a meal alone with a spoon. Carson’s file states he can make sounds, understands most instructions, and likes to imitate. He is shown to be a very loving boy who loves to cuddle and will laugh and kiss his caretakers face. He is attentive to others and will give food to younger children. Carson enjoys playing with toy cards, musical toys, and outdoor activities.

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Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (VSD)

Millie is described as extroverted and active. Millie’s file states she has strong psychical coordination and rhythm sensation; she loves to play outside with her friends and dance. She greets her teachers with a smile and they love to pinch her adorable face. According to her file, her language is delayed, but she is showing improvements and has no issue with daily communication. Her file says she has strong imitation, she will stretch out her arms to express flying of birds, butterflies and bees. She has good self-care skills; she can eat with the spoon and can drink with the cup, wash her hands, takes off shoes, and socks without help.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$94.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Spike is described as active and sunny. His file states that he can walk freely and use the stairs while holding a rail. Spike’s file says that he responses to his teacher in class and will clap happily when his teacher gives him praise. We have been told that he can perform simple directions, enjoys exploring new things, and will help put away items. Spike likes to play with house toys and feed a doll with a bottle. His file shows that he is friendly and knows how to share with others.

 

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Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, severe nerve deafness of both ears

 

Fleur’s file states that her eyes trace people and objects. Fleur’s motion and coordination is a bit clumsy according to her file. Fleur enjoys playing with toys of various colors and textures and likes to be close to others. Her file indicates she can grasp objects, sit, roll over, and she is learning how to make consonant sounds.

 

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Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease, and congenital laryngomalacia

 

According to her report in 2018, Sandi can walk on her own, climb up stairs, and understand language. She smiles when being praised, but will curl her lips and look down if she feels criticized. She enjoys humming her own tunes and will make happy sounds when playing with others. Her file states she loves playing with plush toys and a rocking horse.

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

This handsome little man is Eugene! Eugene is described as an optimistic little boy with a gregarious personality, who likes to play with his friends. He has been with his foster family since 2013, and receives services for PT, OT, and Speech. He appears to be doing very well developmentally. He is able to dress himself for the most part, can feed himself with spoon, and can use the restroom by himself and wash his hands. Eugene is able to recognize some colors and shapes, point out body parts, and imitate simple block building activities. He can understand simple instructions and say two word sentences.

This sweet boy has several videos available!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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Girl, born 2007
PRC
Spina Bifida (post-op)

Simone is an amazing and beautiful girl who is described by her caretakers as gentle, cute, diligent, and honest. Simone is attending school and is said to recognize and understand things quickly and have a quick response. She listens carefully and follows the teachers’ directions. Simone takes part in group activities and gets along well with the other kids. She is a bit more reserved when it comes to working or interacting with adults or children she does not know, though she would not refuse to work with them. Despite being quiet, she is said to have rich inner emotions. Simone has a strong self-esteem and is willing to admit her mistakes and make corrections. She likes to share with others when she has received praise from her teachers. She is obedient and is willing to help others. Simone is independent in her care. She can feed herself, put on and take off her own clothes and shoes, comb her hair, wash her face, brush her teeth, take a bath, and go to the toilet on her own. Simone is diagnosed with post-op spina bifida. Though her spina bifida does not affect her gross motor skills, she is incontinent. This may be the very thing that has caused her to wait all these years, but it should not be. Simone is an all-around awesome young lady with so much to offer the world! Her forever family has been missing out, but we know they are out there!

MANY videos available.  A specific adoption agency has a $1000 grant offered for her adoption.

$423.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Beautiful Jolie likes helping her caretaker, especially with caring for the younger children. She has good motor skills and she likes to play with the other children outside. She is able to run and jump. Jolie can’t pronounce words clearly, but she is able to express her needs well. If she can’t be understood, she knows to use gestures. She goes to school in the special education class and knows some colors and shapes. She is good about answering the teachers’ questions and is said to be good-spirited there. She is said to speak more under the encouragement of the teacher and not as much in front of strangers.

Jolie likes to listen and dance to the music, perform, and play with the children who are in the same special education class. Jolie likes performing/dancing while listening to familiar music, drawing, watching cartoons, swinging, and playing with toy blocks. She is not a picky eater and her favorite food is candy, but she can’t chew well and eats slowly due to her poor swallowing function. She is not able to chew meat well and she eats vegetables slowly. It takes her a long time to finish a meal. Jolie is closest to the caretaker who cares for her and her main teacher. She knows how to share her favorite toys and she has good self-care abilities. Jolie is able to put on and take off her clothes, brush her teeth, and toilet independently. Jolie was born with Down syndrome and trichiasis of the left eye. Agency staff have met Jolie a few years ago and had good things to say about her and how she was doing. She finally has a file and we can’t wait to see who her lucky forever family will be!

Joely has a $1500 grant available from her current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$10.00 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!

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD- ASD

Braxten is described as an active and outgoing boy who has good motor skills. When the weather is nice, he will play with the other children outside. He is able to run and jump. Braxten has good language development. He can’t pronounce words clearly, but is able to express his needs well. If he can’t be understood, he knows to use gestures. He goes to school in the special education class. Braxten knows some colors and shapes. He is full of energy in class and always puts his hand up to answer the teachers’ questions. He speaks more under the encouragement of the teacher. In front of the strangers, he seldom speaks. Braxten likes to listen and dance to the music, perform, and play with the children who are in the same special education class. Braxten also likes to watch cartoons and play with blocks and toy cars. He is not a picky eater and his favorite food is candy, but he can’t chew well and eats slowly due to his poor swallowing function. Braxten is closest to the caretaker who cares for him and to his main teacher. He knows how to share his favorite toys and he has good self-care abilities. Braxten is able to put on and take off his clothes, brush his teeth and toilet independently. He can be obstinate and lose his temper at times, especially if his needs are not met. With some coaxing, he calms down. In September of 2010, he had surgery for his ASD and he recovered well. Agency staff have met Braxten a few years ago and had good things to say about him and how he was doing!

Braxten has a $2,000 grant available from his current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$15.00 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!

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus

Magnolia is a precious little girl, who is described as being extroverted and sweet tempered. She is fairly active, talkative, and has quick reaction time. Magnolia enjoys singing and listening to music. She gets along well with others and likes playing outdoors with her friends and with toy cars. Magnolia lives with a foster family and though she likes to be cuddled by her foster grandfather, she is closest with her foster grandmother. She is a good sleeper and sleeps in her own bed. She is not a picky eater, though she has been spoiled by her foster grandparents who tend to hand-feed her and let her use a bottle to drink her drinks from. Magnolia’s favorite foods are meat, dumplings, noodles, vegetables, and fruits. Magnolia can walk independently. She was able to imitate words and say simple things like, “What is this?” Her intelligence was said to be delayed compared to her peers, but her orphanage also seems to say this about many children in their care.

In January of 2014, Magnolia received surgery for lumbar spinal meningocele and hydrocephalus. She had good recovery after the surgery, though she is not toilet trained. We are unsure if that is a result of her meningocele surgery or because she just hadn’t been trained yet, but a family should be prepared for her to be incontinent. An update from August (you can read the full update below) mentions that Magnolia has had a handful of seizures over the years. Magnolia has the sweetest little face with the cutest little voice.

Magnolia has a $2,500 agency grant for her adoption with a specific adoption agency. You have to watch her sweet videos!  The agency has several.

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

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, allergies

Alina is a precious little girl, who is described as sensitive. She has a good appetite, but is allergic to fish and shrimp and needs to avoid oily foods. Alina likes playing with toys by herself most of the time, but will occasionally participate in group activities. She will play with other children when she is very happy. Alina has good motor skills. At the time her file was prepared, they said she was flexible and strong and that she could sit and turn over. Alina is reported to have average language skills. She can call out “mom” and “aunt.” She can understand simple words, such as “Come over here!” and “Time for dinner!” She will respond to questions. Alina was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. She had surgery in December of 2017 for coarctation of aortic arch and recovered well. We are hoping for an update and for a forever family for beautiful Alina!
A specific adoption agency has a $1500 grant for Alina!
$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

When Meghan first entered her institute she had poor physique and digestion but under the nannies care she gradually improved. When she was 4 years old she was receiving some education, motor and language training. She crawled quickly and could stand and walk with support. She was extroverted and smiled a lot. She liked to play with friends, understood simple instructions, knew the names of body parts, could call “mom” and waved her hands to express “good-bye.”

In May 2018 it was reported that she could walk and run on her own. She used a spoon to feed herself, could follow simple instructions and could play with toys alone. Her intelligence was said to be delayed and although she couldn’t yet speak in full sentences she could say simple words like, “thank you” and understood other people.

2019 UPDATE: Meghan is said to be an active and cute girl who likes posing for pictures! She enjoys going out to play and interacting with other children. She can kick and bounce a ball, walk freely, feed and dress herself, dance, sing, and string beads. She understands her teacher’s instructions and imitates well.  Additional photos and video available.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$170.00 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!