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Asia General Information

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Bradley

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

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.

$21.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Franklin

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

 

 

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

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Fern

Fernuodated filepicture2Fernupdated file pictureGirl, born Aug 2010
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!

$103.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Helen

Helen2014Girl, born Dec 2008guardianangel
PRC

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 ***

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Sarea

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.

$78.36 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Elle

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

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

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

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Athena

AthenaAthenaGirl, born Feb 2010
PRC

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

Listed:  Feb 22, 2013

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

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

$58.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Jinger

Jinger (2)

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

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

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

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

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

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Aaron

AaronBoy, born November 2010
PRC

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.

$4.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Colby

Colby 2016ColbyBoy, born August 2008
PRC

Listed: Feb 22, 2013

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

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

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

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

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Hanson

HansonBoy, born 2006
PRC
post-operative mild cerebral palsy

Listed:  March 13, 2013

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

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

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

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Phoebe

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

Listed: May 10, 2013

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

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

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

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Peter

PeterBoy, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

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

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

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$4,132.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Lyle

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

Listed: May 2013

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

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

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

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

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Zach

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

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

Listed: March 13, 2013

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

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

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Amelia

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 ***

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Mickey

Boy, Born June 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 20, 2010

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

Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

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

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David-2

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

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

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

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, 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!

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Tobin

Tobin-ChinaBoy, born January 2008
Down syndrome
PRC

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

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

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Boden

boden boden4Boy, born April 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed October 11, 2012

Updated pictures from 2016

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

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

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

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Jennings

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

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.

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

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

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Sean

Boy, Born December 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed prior to 2010

Updated photo from 2016!

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

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

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

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

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Penelope

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 ***

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Barrett

Boy, born 2009
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Barrett is described as a cute kid with a ready smile. He is said to be able to express himself and speak clearly. Because of his CP he needs help with many of his daily needs. He is not able to walk so must use a wheelchair.

His best friend was recently adopted and he hopes he can also be adopted soon and get the help he needs to live as full a life as possible. Could you be his parents and welcome him into your family?

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

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

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Adalia

Girl, born 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2019

Sweet Adalia is 12 years old, and weighs 44 pounds. Agency staff met her in 2011, and still … she waits. She is in desperate need of a family.  She must be adopted by her 14th birthday, or she will be un-adoptable!  These photos are from March 2019.

Adalia is able to crawl and can stand with support. Her caregivers say that she refuses solid food, so she only eats food that is very watered down. Her favorite toy is a rocking horse. There is a video of her crawling over and climbing up to rock for a while. The nannies note that she does not interact with those around her and does not follow directions. Adalia receives some simple therapy in the orphanage and the teachers there work with her as well.

What Adalia needs most is to receive the one-on-one attention that a family could provide and the unconditional love of her very own mom and dad.

She has a $3,000 grant with her current agency.

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

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Timm

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome, ASD, PDA, and pulmonary hypertension

Timm is a handsome little fellow who was born January 2015, and who enjoys listening to music and playing with toys. He is quiet, shy and gets along well with the others around him. When he sees someone he knows he will reach out for them to hold him and while being held he will rest his head on their shoulders. He is close with his foster mother, and will always watch her when she is nearby, and dances with joy when she comes over to him. Timm has Down syndrome, as well as a congenital heart defect (ASD, PDA, and Pulmonary Hypertension). In May 2015 he had a surgical procedure for his heart and is said to have recovered well.

As of November 2017, he can sit, stand and walk while holding on to rails or by having both of his hands held. He is able to hold a bottle, but needs help when drinking from a straw. He does not yet use words but will make “ah” sounds to express his needs. He knows what ‘no’ means and will cry when disciplined. Timm can feed himself crackers and becomes happy when he sees food! He is waiting to make memories with his very own family.

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

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

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Will

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

His caregiver’s description of him says it all! “He is active and cheerful; has a ready smile; will smile at you if you call him; his smile is moving and makes you feel warm; docile; does not lose temper freely; will be comforted easily; shy in front of strangers; can dance with music; adorable.” Will was born with Down syndrome and no other known health issues.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, 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!

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

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Lark

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Lark is a precious little girl! Lark is optimistic and she likes to play with tiny balls and toy blocks. She is especially curious about new toys. Her teacher gives her attentive care, often holding her and talking to her. She also takes Lark outside to enjoy the sunshine. As of November of 2017, she could scoot around and walk while holding onto something for support. She was babbling, but not yet saying words. Lark does understand and can follow simple instructions. Her teacher is working hard with her on language, recognizing objects, and physical activities.  The agency is hoping for an update soon.

Lark has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with a specific adoption agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

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

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Anney

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

Anney’s file states that she is a cuddly girl who loves being held by her caretakers. Her file says she loves to laugh and clap her hands when happy. Her pictures capture her bright and happy smile that light up a room.

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

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

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Kai and Konner

Boys, born 2008 & 2010
PRC
Blood condition

Kai and Konner were raised by their grandparents and brought into care four years ago.

Elder brother Kai is enrolled in second grade and known as a playful, clever boy who learns quickly. He is learning basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, reading and telling time. He enjoys eating snacks and seafood. There are no concerns with his motor development and Kai enjoys various sports, skipping rope and running outdoors. His favorite activities include remote controlled toys and video games. It’s noted that he gets along well with the other children, assists the caregivers, and has good self-care skills.

Younger brother Konner is known to be stubborn at times but playful. Konner avoids candy as he is afraid of tooth decay, but enjoys fruits, sausage, corn and seafood. There are no concerns with Konner’s motor development. He can help with chores and has good self-care skills. He is enrolled in preschool and learning basic math problems, colors, shapes, reading cartoon books and enjoys completing his homework. Similar to his brother, Konner likes to be outside playing in the park, running, skipping rope and playing video games.

The boys take daily medications & have no other health concerns.

Eligible families may qualify for an agency grant, in addition to a $15,000 Child-Specific Grant (exp. 5/15/2019) from the agency.

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Philip

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Philip’s file shows he likes interacting in school and playing with his peers. Philips file says that his favorite toys are balls and toy cars. According to his file, he can walk freely on a flat floor, run, and jump.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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Melody

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Melody is a little peanut who couldn’t be cuter! Melody knows the nanny who takes care of her and is very close to her. She is described as smiley, shy, and energetic. She recognizes the other children in her room and enjoys playing with them. Melody feeds herself with a bottle and likes to eat crackers too. She is afraid of strangers, but will actively ask for hugs from the nanny who cares for her. Being held is one of her very favorite things! Melody will let her nanny know she is not happy if the nanny holds another child first or is too busy to hold her. Melody reacts when called and can understand simple instructions. She is now saying some single words and will say a sentence every once in a while, but it is hard to understand. She is finally walking and appears very small for her age.

Agency staff have met her multiple times and note that she is sweet, has a precious laugh, doesn’t cry much, is often happy, and is a good sleeper. One of our traveling families even had the blessing of meeting her last year. Melody will surely bring so much joy to her forever family!

The agency has several photos — and videos!  NEW VIDEO (make sure to see her beaming smile when she finally gets picked up at about the 41 second mark); and 2018 VIDEO from when a traveling family met her.

Melody’s current adoption agency has a $5000 grant for her adoption!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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Jayla

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Jayla is an adorable little girl! She loves candy and has a good appetite! She likes to listen to music and play games. Jayla is said to get along well with the others around her, though she is a true introvert who prefers to play alone. At one year old, she could roll over and sit with support. By two years, she could crawl, sit on her own, and feed herself finger foods. She was babbling to the other children. As of November of 2017, she could walk while pushing a rolling toy and her hands are flexible. Her favorite activity is playing outdoors and she enjoys toys that make noise. Jayla has a couple new pictures and a written update (Feb 2019). She definitely needs a loving family and access to resources she needs to thrive.

We hope Jayla’s family sees her soon!  Her current adoption agency has a grant of $5000 for her adoption!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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Ishmael

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Ishmael is a quiet, well-behaved little boy who loves to play outside. He can stand for a long time with his hands holding something for support, feed himself with his fingers, and he imitates simple words. He wraps his arms around his caregiver’s neck as they move around the room. Ishmael is described as a sweet boy who gets along well with other children.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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Naomi

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, anal atresia, post-operative of sigmoidostomy

Listed: Feb 2019

Sweet little Naomi is two years old. Naomi is described by her caregivers as cute, chubby and fair-skinned. She is full of energy and in August she was crawling everywhere and pulling to stand. Whenever her nannies call her name, she will crawl quickly to them and hold her arms out to be picked up. She loves being held. Naomi also loves playing with toys and with her little friends. She is fond of music and will rock her body to the rhythm. She is not shy around strangers and has a ready smile.

Naomi entered the care of the orphanage at just two days old. Soon after she was sent for surgery due to anal atresia. A sigmoid colostomy was done at that time. We are waiting for an update on Naomi to find out if the colostomy has since been reversed. When Naomi was 5 months old it was confirmed that she has a congenital heart disease (minor PFO). She is also suspected to have Down syndrome due to her facial features.

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Abel

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, post-operative of polydactylism of the right fingers, hearing loss

Listed: Feb 2019

Abel is generally a contented child who likes to have the caregivers play games with him. He will giggle when the games include shaking rattles, mirrors, and hide-and-seek. He has general delays in walking and talking which is typical for children with Down syndrome. He enjoys being in the class with other children and he likes watching what goes on around him.

Abel’s report (from June 2017) shares that: He was weak when admitted to the class. Caregivers give him delicate care, he gradually grows up and becomes more and more lovely. At present, Abel could transfer from lying on back to lying on abdomen and vice versa, likes playing on the mattress, he would be very happy when caregivers tease him with rattles.  While lying on back, caregiver shake her hand in front of him, he would giggle, smile when being teased. He often scratch his forehead or look at his hands. He would lift his head high supported with arms against the mattress, look around, play toys with handle.  Abel could grasp toys on the toy shelf, try to grasp little towel covering on his face, clap his hands and laugh. He often roll for toys far away, he likes looking at the mirror, shake his head seeing himself in the mirror, try to touch himself in the mirror.

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Isaak

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, postoperative repair of congenital heart disease

Listed: Feb 2019

If you need a joyful smile to brighten your day, Isaac is your guy! Isaac was born  with Down syndrome and has already had a procedure for Heart Disease. He also has esotropia of his left eye. This little guy lives life with gusto. Isaac is extremely friendly and doesn’t know a stranger! Isaac lives with a foster family while he waits for adoption.

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Xander

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome; physical developmental delays

Listed: Feb 2019

This little cutie pie is Xander, who was born with Down Syndrome. He came into care when he was about six months old, and joined a foster family when he was 9 months old. He is especially close to his foster uncle. Xander can walk unsupported and ride a trike. He loves to play with others and follows instructions. Xander loves to play outside.

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

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Selma

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Darling Selma loves playing in the water, and she kicks her legs to splash in it every day. Her caregivers say she has bright eyes and a pure heart, and they all adore her. When being cuddled she will touch your face while looking at you sweetly! She loves eating, and will shout happily when she sees a bottle coming, but if you ask her to sleep she’ll roll on her side and grumble. Selma has Down syndrome, and no other known health needs. When she was first admitted into the orphanage she was noted to be malnourished and had eczema on her neck and ear, but with treatment her skin cleared. She had difficulties keeping her milk down and she had poor sucking ability; however, with the proper care these matters improved. Selma’s development is delayed, so she attends rehabilitation training. They are working on crawling, but as of October 2017 she hadn’t mastered it quite yet. She can say ‘mom’ and ‘grandmother’ and will observe the facial expressions of the adults around her. If you walk by her she will make sounds and if you leave her she will cry! Her greatest need if for a family to take her to place called home.

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Jennie

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Precious Jennie needs to find her family! Just watching her video makes your heart yearn to bring her home! Video (pw is jenny)

Jennie was born late 2011 with Down syndrome. She was met by an adoptive mama, who I am sure would love to talk to anyone interested in this sweet girl! Jennie’s photos and video show her darling personality. She seems so outgoing, funny and affectionate! She will be the perfect addition to any family!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

 

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Paulie

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Paulie is doing his best to grow in all aspects of his life. Paulie can sit up for a few minutes and he is learning transitional movements from sitting to crawling, moving forward on his stomach and using his arms and legs (one of the steps towards crawling). Paulie doesn’t talk yet, but is headed in that direction. He makes recognizable sounds to communicate. These include clicking his tongue to show happiness. This is a new sound of self-expression to communicate and we are excited because it is an effort he makes towards speech! He does not speak words at this time, but he is using more vocal sounds to express joy or unhappiness. Paulie’s fine motor skills are satisfactory. He enjoys playing with toys that hang on strings or toys that can dangle. Paulie has Down Syndrome but he is working hard to be all that he can be. He has great enthusiasm for life and an even greater smile! Could Paulie be a part of your family?

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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Wayde

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Wayde’s file indicates that he is a shy young boy who doesn’t like his picture taken. So much so, that he will cover his face if he see’s a camera. His file states that he had difficulty walking at first, but now he can. His file says he loves all types of food, he even will eat chili peppers. Wayde’s file shows that he loves playing so much that if he could, he would stay up all night to play. According to Wayde’s file he is nonverbal.

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

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

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Zelda

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Zelda’s file says she is an active young girl, who is extroverted, and has a ready smile. Zelda’s file indicates that she likes to play with others, watch TV, and listen to music. According to her file, she has normal motor function; she can sit, crawl, stand steadily alone, and walk while holding railings. Her file states that she is non-verbal, but will try to imitate words. Her file shows that she can distinguish who is a stranger and who she knows.

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

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

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Keven

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Keven’s caretakers describe him as friendly, playful and affectionate. His file states a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome. According to his last report in April of 2018, Keven is attending Kindergarten and loves it! He listens to his teacher, follows directions and always pushes in his chair when he leaves his desk. We are told by his caretakers that he rarely speaks, but he understands and follows simple instructions. Keven enjoys playing outdoors and gets along well with other children. His file states that he has a good appetite and does not have any trouble eating.  The agency is happy to share more information about Keven with interested families.

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Aubrey

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Aubrey’s caregivers say that she is a quiet girl with a clear mind and has shown good responses to stimulus. Her file states that she has a good appetite and sleeps well during the night. Her most recent information indicated she can sit up, and crawls well on her own. We have requested updated information on Aubrey and the agency would love to have a family waiting for her when it arrives.

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Tasha Sue

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defects- VSD and PFO (post-op)

Tasha is a sweetheart!  Tasha is described by her caretakers as clean and tidy. She likes cuddling with her caretaker and will always respond to the sound source when called. She likes to snuggle in for a hug when she falls down or is unhappy. When her caretaker teases her, Tasha squints her eyes and smiles happily! Tasha’s caretaker often takes her to enjoy the sunshine and get fresh air in the garden when it is sunny. Tasha has a good appetite and is fed congee with a spoon. She receives daily rehabilitation training. At the time her file was written, Tasha was rolling over both ways. Tasha likes playing with her favorite toys, especially those that make sound. She also enjoys playing outside and playing games, led by her caregivers, with her friends. She goes to bed at 8:00 p.m. and sleeps deeply until morning. Tasha takes a tub bath three times every week in spring and autumn, twice every week in the winter, and once every day in the summer. Tasha is a precious little girl who needs out of a big orphanage and in to a loving family who can get her access to the resources she needs to thrive. We hope Tasha’s family sees her while she is still so young!

Tasha has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with her current adoption agency. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

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Jim

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect – PFO

Jim is a precious little boy with the best smile!  He has been hospitalized for pneumonia and a femoral fracture in the past. Jimmy’s motor development is delayed. As of October of 2018, he could not sit, crawl, or walk independently. He does like to roll over and play with his hands and feet. Jim cannot speak, but knows how to get the attention of his caregiver. He loves to cuddle and tease with his caregiver. Jim is cared for in the infant area with six other children his age. He gets up at 6:00, drinks a bottle of formula at 6:30, drinks water at 9:30, drinks another bottle of formula at 11:00, naps from 12:00-14:00, drinks water at 14:10, takes a bath at 15:00, drinks another bottle of formula at 18:30, and goes to bed at 19:30. He takes a tub bath 3 times every week in spring and autumn, twice per week in the winter, and once per day in the summer. Jimmy loves playing with baby toys and spending time outdoors in the sunshine. Jimmy really needs a family that can pour love into him and help him get the resources he needs to continue to develop.

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Jimmy has a $1,500 agency grant for his adoption with his current agency; other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

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Clementine

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Clementine loves greeting people!

Sweet Clementine is always ready to say hello with a big smile to new arrivals. Clementine was born with Down syndrome and is delayed in all areas. Physically her skills are quite good and she has good strength. She was sitting independently, standing with something to hold for support and crawling at 15 months. She loves to imitate sounds and words and is quick to greet people. Clementine is a happy, good-natured baby who is ready to thrive in a family!

Are you ready to be the one to get all of Clementine’s smiles?

Families may qualify for a $5,000 subsidy through her current adoption agency.

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Livi

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Livi is a cuddler!

Livi is a smiley little girl who is loves people. She is quick to grab her caregiver’s attention with her big smiles and happy babbles. Livi was born with Down syndrome and is typical for her need, is delayed in all areas of her development. Otherwise, she has enjoyed good health. Livi loves to play peek-a-boo and enjoys stroller trips outside. At 1 ½ years, Livi can sit confidently, roll easily, and grabs toys. The agency has requested an update and look forward to see what this little charmer has been up to recently.

Families may qualify for a $5,000 subsidy through the adoption agency who currently has her file.

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Shaw Finn

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD and PFO.

Shaw is a precious little boy!  In June of 2016, he underwent surgery to repair his ASD. Shaw came into care at the approximate age of one. At that time, he could stand and walk against the rails, and could not speak. Part of his name means handsome, which he was given to him because he was said to be the most handsome boy among kids with Down syndrome in the whole orphanage! Shaw is described as active, cute, and smiley. He can now walk, jump, and move flexibly. Shaw has an adorable laugh and the most beautiful eyes. He understands simple instructions and can feed himself. He is not picky and is a good sleeper too. From his file photos, it appears Shaw loves wearing gloves! He also likes playing games with the other children and playing with toy cars. We couldn’t help but notice how sweet he is with the other children too, helping to give them bottles and feed them. Shaw is going to make some very lucky so happy and we can’t wait to see who!

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Shaw has a $1,500 agency grant for his adoption with the agency who currently holds his file. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

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Journey

Girl, born in 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect- PDA

Journey is a beautiful little girl with a warm smile! Journey is not a picky eater and can feed herself, but won’t necessarily eat as much as she should so she does get some help to make sure she is eating enough to fill her up. She really likes milk and fruits. Journey can walk stably and can go up and down stairs using the handrail. She is said to be calm and cautious. Sometimes if she thinks the stairs, for example, are dangerous she will sit on the stairs and move down with her hands and feet. Journey’s favorite toys are toy dogs and the red plasma car. Because she doesn’t speak much, Journey has trouble expressing her needs and does need some assistance with toileting. She communicates with her gorgeous eyes and through gestures and actions. When people greet her, Journey smiles happily. Journey is an affectionate little girl. For a period of time, she would go down one set of stairs to the office on the second floor when the caretaker was not looking. She would appear suddenly behind one of the workers there and pat the worker. That worker would sometimes then go visit her activity room and Journey would come forward immediately and hug the worker tightly. Her hugs are said to be so tight they are like bear hugs. We can’t wait to see what lucky family is going to be blessed to not only have this little girl in their home and family, but to see those smiles and receive those bear hugs every day!

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Journey has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with the agency who currently holds her file. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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

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Xenah

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital hypothyroidism

One-and-half-year-old Xenah is extroverted, active, and has a ready smile. Xenah’s report in 2018 says she can hold her head well, can turn her head to follow moving objects, and will look at her caretaker when they talk to her. Her report also indicates her favorite activities are to be cuddled and teased. Xenah’s pictures show how giggly and happy her demeanor is. Her file says she can pick up blocks and she loves holding two together as she stares at them. The agency has requested updated information on Xenah and would love to have a family waiting for her when it arrives!

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

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Willes

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, low birth weight

Willes is a quiet and loving baby boy who is 1 year and 5 months old. Willes was found abandoned when he was one month old and now lives in an orphanage in a large Asian country. His last report was from December 2017, when he was six months old. At that time, Willes had great head control, was able to distinguish between familiar adults and strangers, would visually follow moving objects and could locate the direction of someone’s voice. Willes loves his caretakers and they care for him in return; we are told that his favorite place to be is in the arms of his caretaker. Because of this, we know that Willes would love to have a mother of his own to love and care for him.

Could your family be the one that Willes has been waiting for?

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Cindy

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Darling Cindy was born June 2013 with Down syndrome, CHD, and a left wrist deformity. She loves to play hide and seek, and when her caretakers play with her, she is said to laugh loudly and smile.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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

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Hazel Mae

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 2019

Hazel is an adorable little doll! She has been a part of a foster family and enrolled in a sponsored school called the Grandma program. She is able to go up and down stairs by herself, skip and stand on one foot. She can draw lines, knows big and small, can button and unbutton her clothes, and wash her hands by herself. She is said to be fond of imitating, listening to music and playing with toys. She has a ready smile and gets along well with others. Her favorite activity is watching TV, and her favorite toy is a rag doll. Hazel is ready to be the joy of her new family!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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

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Chloe Joy

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Chloe is a beautiful little girl! Chloe’s caregivers describe her as a quiet and cooperative baby who enjoys being held and talked to. They state that she likes calm activities like listening to music and taking naps. According to her last report from November 2017, Chloe had good head control, was able to lift her head while laying on her stomach and could roll over. At that time, she knew her name and would turn her head when her caretakers called her. The agency has requested updated information on Chloe and would love to have a family waiting for her when it arrives.

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

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Noah

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Noah is a happy and active little boy, who is just turning 4 years old! Noah was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition, which he had surgery for shortly after arriving at his orphanage. The surgery was successful, and he made a lot of progress as he recovered! Noah loves to roll around on the play mats and play with his toys! He will often hold a ball in his hands and study it while he plays.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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Sam

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Sam is a shy child with a quick smile who gets along well with the other children. He enjoys playing with balls and swinging, and he likes to play hide and seek. Sam may be a budding musician; he’s shown a keen interest in the electric piano and laughs aloud at the sound when he plays the keys! Sam would benefit from a resourceful family that would be able to provide love, care, and support.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$10.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Rhiannon

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (Congenital heart defect)

An update from 2016: Rhiannon is a quiet, tiny girl, who appears quite small for her age, and very thin. She has a heart condition, which she has not had surgery for. The nannies say she eats a normal amount, so they are not sure why she’s so thin. When agency staff visited in April 2016, she sat up very stably and was alert, frequently nodding her head and rocking. Caregivers say she doesn’t often reach for toys, but she will react when the nannies make faces or tickle her. She can stand up with support from her nanny under her hands. In the baby walker she can move around very quickly! She will scoot around on her bottom as well to get around, but doesn’t crawl yet. So far she’s not babbling, just making sounds. She does turn to sounds as well.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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Landon

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Blind

Landon is an amazing boy who came to a special home for the Blind in December of 2016. Landon had made so much progress with consistent love and care, but he was recalled to his orphanage this past December. When his nanny took him back to his orphanage, they told her they didn’t even have a bed for him.  Staff went back the next day and donated his bed from their care center. They also recently visited him in the orphanage and reported: “It’s clear the staff is doing their best, but is very overwhelmed. In his room there are 9 children with just one nanny caring for them and one toy to share. When we first saw Landon, he was very distant and refused to even say our names. Even with his new nannies, he was much quieter and cold than he usually was… I can only imagine what’s going on in his little mind. I held him in my arms and sang to him and, even though he refused to sing songs that we used to sing together, he seemed calm and happy. We played for a while and when I gave him a piggy back ride, our old Landon came back to us. He was calling out “go” and “faster” in English and was calling our names again, with a big smile on his face. Leaving him hurt, especially because he started asking to go home with us. Landon needs the love and support of a family now more than ever.”

When Landon first arrived at the home, he had struggled with transitions and always demanded to be held. However, he was able to work with a wonderful occupational therapist that helped him and he made great improvements. He still loves hugs, to snuggle, and is the biggest fan of piggy back rides! He especially loves singing and enjoys singing English songs like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “BINGO.” He was in our English immersion classroom and has a strong foundation in English to express himself. Thanks to having American volunteers providing an English immersion environment, he can say the days of the week, say left or right, use manners, and express his basic needs in English. His file lists him to have nystagmus and esotropia. Landon had been making big improvements in his orientation and mobility classes. He had also been making wonderful progress with his cane. Make sure to watch his videos and see him speak English and use his cane skills! Landon finds music to be very soothing. He loves when you sing to him while holding him in your arms and when you run your hands through his hair. You can feel how much he just wants to be loved!

MANY additional photos and videos available!

$54.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Erica

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome, postoperative congenital heart disease, brain dysplasia

Listed: Dec 2018

Update (age 7):  Sweet Erica is as cute as can be!  Erica is a cheerful girl who loves to play – she plays well with other kiddos, but she is just as content playing on her own with some building blocks. She always looks at her creation afterwards and is so proud! Her nannies tell us she also loves to get her picture taken. When she sees someone with a camera she gets very excited and begins to pose for a picture – it is very cute!

Erica walks a bit slowly, but she can walk, run, jump, and go up or downstairs without any problems. She can say a few words and can understand what adults say to her. Her limb function appears to be normal and she can put on her shoes, socks, and pants on her own.  Please help Erica find her forever family!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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Marcel

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome, delayed motor development

From March 2013:   Under the patient care and training, Marcel has more communication with others and the outside world, and he is interested in some toys. Sometimes when he is doing activity on the cushion, he will reach toys on the shelf when lying on back, and makes the toys make sound. And the sound can make him feel happy. He can also get up the objects and toys near hand, and the put them into his mouth, if he failed to get the toy he can move his body to get. He can follow rolling red training ball, and his sight follow the ball to turn. When lying on back he can raise up head for 2-3 seconds, when lying on back he can touch toys on the toy shelf.   Now he lives happily in this institute, and caretaker takes patient care of him and trains him and forms him some basic motion skills according to his growth. We hope that he can have a family. He is gentle, likes colorful toys.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$108.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Humphrey

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: Dec 2018

From July 2014:  Humphrey is active and likes crowed places; he is obstinate and must do things he wants to do; when in our institute, the caretaker who is liked by him took care of him; in foster family, foster parents take care of him.

At 25 months old he could make many sounds; could call mama; could clap hands; at 26 months old: could point to or grasp ears when you ask him where his ears were; at 27 months old: we decided to look for a foster family for his better care and development; on May 9, 2014, the baby was officially admitted to foster family; the family liked him very much and bought him many new toys and clothes; the baby adjusted to new life soon; now he attends our rehabilitation trainings every day accompanied by his mom; he can imitate simple motions such as bird flying, clapping hands and raising hands; at 28 months old: through half a month’s training, he could stand with support steadily; he just will not step forward; during training, he always raise his feet naughtily to ask his mom to hold him.  The baby is adorable and willing to cooperate to do rehabilitation trainings. We believe through working hard together, he will make greater progress.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Kraig

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome, congenital left cleft lip/cleft palate, and postoperative repair of congenital heart disease

Kraig’s file was prepared in October 2016, when he was four. He is described as an introverted child who will also smile sweetly to his caregiver. He will play with other children, but cries loudly if they take his toys away. He likes an electronic keyboard and rubber ball toy, but will play with them less than five minutes.

Most recently, at the beginning of 2018, Kraig was at a foster home in a major city receiving medical treatment, but was recently recalled back to his orphanage due to new law in his country, in the Spring of 2018.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$20.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Joseph Lee

Boy, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

URGENT! AGING OUT!!

Joseph came into care at about nine years of age. He is currently 13 years old. Joseph has just five months to find his family and for his family to adopt him before it’s forever too late.  He needs to be adopted by May 2019.

At nine years of age, it was noted that Joseph could run, jump, use the stairs, and feed himself. He has basic self-care abilities and can dress himself. Joseph knows simple characters and can speak simple words. He is considered extroverted, friendly, and takes an interest in the other children and his nannies. His class at his orphanage is very interactive, with a lot of dancing, which he seems to love! Joseph enjoys meeting new people and is well-liked by others. Joseph is waiting for a family on the shared list. A traveling family recently met Joseph, which is where the picture on the left and the first video below came from.

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-josephupdate
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-joseph

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

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

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Elijah

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Elijah was born with Down syndrome and a Congenital Heart Defect. He seems to know how to have fun!

His caretakers describe him as cute, outgoing and delightful, and say he rarely cries. When you hug him and talk to him, he instantly smiles. He loves to listen to music and sing along.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$57.41 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Emmett

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

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

January 2019 Written Update:  Emmett has lived in a foster family at for a long time. He is very used to living with a lot of little kids. He has a very good relationship with the other kids in the house. With the children with similar abilities as him, he loves to play with them and gets really happy and excited to be with them. In other environments, like school, it is apparent that he is closer to the other kids who live in his same family. With the children with more severe disabilities, he will often help his mama and is able to help take care of them. He is outgoing and loves to smile. When he laughs we all think he is very cute. Most of the time his temper is good and he is very willing to cooperate with adults. However, he has his own personality and if a stranger pushes him to do something he is not comfortable with or difficult he can get angry. He can sometimes be impatient. Has some language delays and sometimes he can get anxious if he can’t express himself clearly. With people he knows he doesn’t lose his temper. But if a stranger forces him to do something like for example a performance he won’t be happy. He is very happy and lively most of the time. He likes to hug and kiss familiar people and hear compliments. He can walk by himself. In fact, his sport abilities are not bad. He can even help his mama push other kids on the stroller. He is pretty independent in activities of daily living. Because he has had the opportunity to go out more often, when he is outside he listens well to direction, stays close to the mama or to the teacher. He can basically cooperate, especially if it’s activities of daily life or school that he is used to. He is good at listening to his mama or teacher.  He always likes to dance and participate in performances.  VIDEOS AVAILABLE.

Emmett’s current agency is offering a $2000 grant towards his adoption!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$112.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Reese

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Reese is an adorable little girl, born in July of 2014, who is described as gentle, kind, thoughtful, and loving. Reese was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease-complete endocardial cushion defect (type A). She rarely gets sick and she is said to have a good appetite.

Reese is deeply attached to her nanny and smiles in response to her. You don’t want to miss seeing that sweet smile in her videos below! Reese is easily satisfied and feels happy when she is loved on. She has been receiving rehabilitation training for her delayed motor development. At the time her file was prepared, Reese was saying simple sounds. When Reese sees another child crying, she will go up to the other child and pat their back to comfort them. Reese is a precious little girl who would benefit significantly from a family of her own!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Reese’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

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

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Jolie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***

This is sweet and silly Jolie. Jolie loves to watch cartoons, but her favorite thing to do is to play outside. It is estimated that she was born in March 2013. Jolie has some developmental delays related to Down syndrome. But she doesn’t let that slow her down. Jolie is described as active, lively and restless. She walks and runs just like other four year olds. She also navigates stairs on her own and climbs all over the furniture at home. Jolie can follow simple directions, such as “bring that ball over here”. She speaks simple words such as mama, baba (dad), gege (big brother), and chichi (eat). She also knows how to communicate her needs and desires. For example, if her foster father is going for a ride on his scooter, she will stand in front of it so that he knows she wants to go with him.

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William

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

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***

A REPORT FROM APRIL 2017 SAYS:   On admission, William is about 6 months old. He is fairly quiet and a smart little boy. He had heart surgery in 2015. After back the institute, he gets the excellent care of our caretaker and he recovers gradually. At the age of 8-10 months, he is excited to see colorful toys, can transfer from supine position to lateral position; his movement of hands and feet is strong; he can put the object into his mouth and lift his hand, can turn his head, can grasp the toy with his hands and look at his hands; he laughs when amused by his familiar people. At the age of 10-12 months, he can hold his head up for a moment while lying on the stomach; he can stare at the adult when the adult is speaking to him and can grasp the toy in his hand. At the age of 12-15 months, he can hold his head high and look at the toy in front of him while lying on the stomach; he can visually move follow the dropping object, can stretch his hands out to reach the toy in front of him; he can roll over and laughs more. At the age of 13-15 months, he can hold his head to observe the thing and people around him while lying on the stomach, can sit for a moment with his back against the support, can move his body with abdomen, can pass a toy from one hand to the other hand; sometimes he can bang two toys together and makes sounds of yiyiyaya, so lovely. At the age of 15-18 months,he can roll over freely in the activity room, can roll over to reach his favorite toys, can prop up his upper body with hands and would watch other children are playing; he laughs when happy and can look for his favorite toy; sometimes he plays with other children; he is attached to the adult; he enjoys that someone plays games with him, such as the game of touching head, listening to music, listening to other’s talking and reading picture books; he knows his name, turns when called, and crawls to you; he smiles at you when happy in order to attract your attention. Now he can sit alone steadily and can stand up with hands holding the support; he is very curious and always wants to explore what he sees; sometimes he sits on the cushion, plays with other children, then he crawls to the adult and runs to the adult’s arms, he is so lovely.

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Devan

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***

When Devan was found abandoned in September 2014 it was estimated that he was about 1.5 years old. When Devan first arrived in the orphanage, he was a very unhappy baby who was very “weak and floppy”. The orphanage staff decided it would be best if he was placed with a loving experienced foster family. His foster mother worked with him diligently, and by 3 years old he was walking and potty trained. Devan does not speak well. He occasionally calls his foster father baba (dad) and sometimes when he is playing by himself he talks to himself, but others do not know what he is saying. With that being said, Devan is able to express his needs and wants. For example, whenever he gets a treat, such as a candy bar, he will place it in his foster mother’s hands and look up at her, letting her know that he wants her to open it for him. Devan has been able to learn some gestures. He will shake a persons hand when saying hello and wave good-bye to them when they leave.

Devan is described as quiet and well behaved. He likes to play with building blocks. He also enjoys playing with neighbor kids. He recently began attending school and has made great progress there.

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

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Jude

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***

Meet Jude! Isn’t he just adorable?!  He is still in the baby room at his orphanage, so he doesn’t get a lot of floor time. Therefore, he is not crawling yet. However, he can roll over. Also, when he is on his tummy, he can hold his head and chest up. Jude enjoys playing with his hands and sucking his fingers. He also likes playing with toys…which also go straight into his mouth. He enjoys being held by his nannies and is particularly attached to a specific one.

Caregivers describe Jude as a lively and lovely boy who is full of giggles. They say that he has very expressive eyes. With his eyes, Jude can show happiness, distress, fear and anger.

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

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Juliette

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***

Sweet little Julia was found abandoned at approximately 16 months old. She lived in the orphanage for a time, but has been with a foster family for the last year. In August she was walking with support. We are waiting on an update to find out if she is walking independently yet. In August she was not talking yet but could make her needs known. Her foster mom describes her as timid and quiet. She likes listening to music and will shake her body to the beat. She also enjoys watching TV and is very attentive when her favorite shows are on.

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

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Jaymie

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

Meet Jamie! This bundle of adorableness recently turned 1 year old! He has been in care since he was a few months old. Found to have Down syndrome, they also discovered a heart condition (ASD/VSD) which has been corrected. Jamie now spends his days gaining weight. winning the hearts of all the nannies, and catching up on his motor skills.

There is a $2,000 agency grant to be used toward his agency adoption fees for a qualified family! Jamie is waiting for you!

$183.15 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!