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Penelope

Penelope Photo 2 Mar-2015 Penelope July 2016

Penelope was born prematurely at 29 weeks gestation in June of 2012 and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus for which she currently has a working shunt, autism, and global delays. Penelope also has strabismus.
Her pediatrician noticed several symptoms of autism in Penelope’s social and emotional development fairly early, including low eye contact, repetitive stereotyped movements, lack of interest in books, not responding to her name, and being non-verbal.
Over time, Penelope has calmed down considerably and become more affectionate. She can walk holding an adult’s hand and loves to be snuggled. Penelope better relates to her caregivers and is showing increasing interest in her environment. She craves individual attention and her caretakers believe that she would show best progress in a one-on-one care setting.

 

Please note: Married couples only due to child’s court appointed guardian in this case.

$270.00 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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Aaron

Aaron June 2016Aaron was born in June 2014 and has been diagnosed with Apert Syndrome, atopic dermatitis, and intestinal problems, possibly Hirschsprung’s Disease.

We hope to receive additional information soon.

Listed: July 2016

$40.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Neve

neve-video-still-march-2017-march-2017neve-feb-2017 Neve was born in April 2014 and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, microcephaly and internal hydrocephalus. She seems to be rather severely affected by her CP and does not have much physical mobility, but her caretakers say she recently learned to crawl. Neve responds to her environment with smiles, giggles, or crying and reacts to speech.

Listed: July 2016

Update February 2017: Neve has made big progress by learning to sit unassisted and to crawl. Everyone is hopeful that she may walk someday.

Update March 2017: Our team visited Neve today and saw her pulling herself from a lying down position to standing up against the railing of her crib.  She’s continuing to gain new skills.

Available to single moms and the agency has video available.

$115.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Katie

Katie June 2016Katie was born in March of 2012 and has Down syndrome. She was examined at birth by a cardiologist and no defects were detected. She also has been diagnosed with intestinal and bladder atony for which she needs further medical evaluation.

Listed: June 2016

While her development was better in infancy when Katie smiled, babbled, and played with toys, she has since fallen behind her peers. At this time, Katie sits with support. She cannot walk. She does not speak, does not appear to understand what is said to her, and does not show much emotion in daily life.

$1,004.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bella

bella-update-2016Bella June 2016

Girl, 4 years old

Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed June 21, 2016

Bella was born in May 2012 and has Down Syndrome as well as a congenital heart defect.  Bella sits on her own and walks with assistance.  She is not yet potty-trained, but working toward this milestone.  She does not appear to understand the speech of others, but communicates with gestures and vocalizations.  She responds to her name.  Bella is generally active, enjoys playing with other children and eats with the help of her caretakers.

Update March 2017:  Bella is described as an active, friendly and energetic girl.  She walks independently and uses some signs to communicate.  She is working on potty-training, but is still inconsistent in notifying others of her toileting needs.  Bella’s heart defect has not yet been surgically addressed. She receives physical therapy and pedagogical assistance.

$1,550.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Solomon

Solomon Oct-2015Solomon was born in March 2014. He has been diagnosed with microcephaly, but not much else is known about him at this time.

Update June 2016: Solomon is in poor physical condition and his development is severely delayed. He is immobile and does not react to his environment.

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

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Lance

Lance 2015Lance was born in March 2013. He has been diagnosed with spina bifida. He cannot walk and does not have bowel control.

In video from March 2015, Lance is seen observing his environment and speaking with an adult.

Update October 2015: Lance is a well-adjusted boy with fluent speech and a good memory. Lance’s spina bifida is post-operative. He uses a wheelchair which he can maneuver himself. He eats independently from a spoon and reportedly is able to use the bathroom.

Update June 2016: Lance is developing well.    He sits unassisted and stands with support, but cannot walk.  Lance is working on potty-training.

Update March 2017: Lance has been diagnosed with compensated hydrocephalus. He can crawl well, but is unable to walk. Lance has clear and direct speech and is described as very smart.

$1,065.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nina

Nina ARM RV 11-19-2015nina-update-2016Nina was born in July 2010 and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and spina bifida as well as disease of the central nervous system. Her report also lists a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, but this is likely an error. We are checking to clarify.

Listed:  November 2, 2015

Nina can stand unassisted and walks with a walker. She uses the bathroom. Nina speaks and can be shy with strangers.

Update June 2016: Nina’s cognitive development appears to be mildly delayed, but she understands what is said to her and responds by speaking herself.  Due to her diagnosis, she does not have bladder or bowel control and uses diapers.
From a Family who Met Nina in March 2016 – Nina is part of a weekly Fairytale Group which we sat in on during one of our visits to the orphanage. She was quiet but quick to smile and clearly enjoyed participating in the group activities. She happily helped clean up and put away the chairs at the end. Nina is an endearing little girl who would blossom under the love of a forever family.

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

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Kyle

Kyle June 2016Kyle Oct 2015Kyle was born in October 2013 and has Down Syndrome. He cannot yet walk.

Update June 2016: Kyle has learned to sit and crawl, but still does not seem to understand the speech of others.

 

$304.00 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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Eve

Eve June 2016Eve Oct-2015Eve was born in March 2014 and has been diagnosed with microcephaly and organic disease of the central nervous system. She does not yet walk or speak, but responds to interactions with smiles.

Update June 2016: The left side of Eve’s body is very tense due to her diagnosis.  She eats from a spoon and drinks for a bottle and wears diapers.  Eve responds to her surroundings and smiles. Her birth parents visit her.

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

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Asher

RODS Clean.Red.Borderasher-nov-2016Asher was born in October 2012 and has Down Syndrome.

 

Update June 2016: Asher has been in the hospital since mid-May for surgical treatment of his Hirschsprung’s Disease.

Update March 2017: Asher is going to have a second surgery to address his Hirschsprung’s Disease.  He cannot yet walk, but loves to eat and is very attentive around mealtimes.

$15,000.00 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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Anna

Anna June 2016Anna Oct-2015
Anna was born in April 2013 and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and developmental delays.

Update June 2016: Sweet Anna continues to fall further behind in her development.  She has head control and can sit with assistance, but does not reach for toys and does not speak.  However, she smiles!

$297.00 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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Artie

Artie June 2016
Artie was born in June 2014 and has been diagnosed with perinatal encephalopathy. He has global developmental delays, cannot yet walk and eats from a bottle.

Update June 2016: Artie seems to have vision problems, but has begun to respond to his surroundings a little bit more.  He is fed with a tube.  His parents visit him.

Update March 2017: Artie does not have much mobility and is described as a child with very little activity.  He is fed through a G-tube 100% of the time.

 

$11.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Neo

neo-video-still-jan-2017-jan-2017NeoNeo was born in December 2013 and has Down Syndrome. His heart is healthy.

Neo is a smiley toddler who eats well and plays.

Update January 2017: Neo’s caretakers are pleased with his development and describe him as happy, active, and assertive. He takes a little longer to meet milestones, but eventually he always does. Neo sits unassisted and can roll over very well. He stands against stable support and is expected to begin cruising any day. Neo understands what is said to him and carries out simple instructions. He babbles and says the words mama and papa. Neo recognizes his caregivers, smiles and is interactive.  The agency has an updated video, as well.

$1,235.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Chandler

Chandler June 2016ChandlerSweet Chandler was born in July of 2008. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and psychomotor developmental delay. He cannot walk, but uses a wheelchair. Chandler can speak, but not clearly. He seems to understand what is said to him. He likes to play with other children and toys. He takes part in activities as much as he possibly can.

Update September 2014: Chandler is a shy boy who is friendly with other children and his caretakers. He asks for attention, explains his feelings and finds ways to get his needs met. Chandler sits independently, can stand with support, but is unable to walk at this time.

Update October 2015: Chandler understands what is said to him and speaks in short sentences. He maneuvers his wheelchair independently, eats with a spoon, and has started using the bathroom.

$627.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ashton

ashton-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Ashton Photo 1 Dec-2013Ashton was born prematurely in July of 2007. He has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, bilateral second to third degree neuro-sensory hearing loss, strabismus, left-sided cryptorchidism, and absence of speech. Ashton has been fitted with hearing aids for both ears that allow him to hear speech and sounds at louder volumes, but unfortunately, Ashton does not like to keep his hearing aids on.

Ashton’s overall development is delayed. He recently moved to a new orphanage where he now receives regular speech and physical therapy and is showing progress. In 2013, Ashton has learned to walk a few steps independently, due in large part to own his determination and desire to be mobile. He understands what he is told and can follow instructions. Ashton’s social skills are not well developed and he struggles to participate in group games, but he is described as a smiley and friendly boy.

Update February 2017: Ashton attends a boarding school for hearing-impaired children where he has learned to communicate perfectly using sign language. He wears hearing aids. Ashton is potty-trained, can dress and undress without assistance, and his ability to walk has improved considerably over the last few years. Ashton is a tidy, sweet and smiley boy.

Ashton is in the same orphanage as Graham and Nigel; these boys could be adopted together.

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

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William

William Full Picture William Head PictureHandsome William was born at 37 weeks gestation in January 2011 and diagnosed with bilateral cleft lip and palate which has been surgically corrected.  He has also been examined by a neurologist who feels William has cerebral palsy caused by periventricular leukomalacia. His neurologist believes that William’s cognitive abilities will not be affected, but his physical capacity may be impacted and require therapy. William can walk when held by the hands and is verbal. He is described as a very sweet boy who responds to his name, follows instructions, knows familiar people and has appropriate stranger anxiety.

Additional photos, videos, medical reports, and MRI results are available.  Please contact the agency for more information.

Listed: Apr 3, 2015

Update 2015: Our in-country representative visited William and was impressed with his tremendous progress. William can walk with assistance and with a walker, interacts with others and speaks in short sentences. He knows all of his caretakers and loves to play. William used to be terrified of strangers, but now is comfortable around them, smiling and talking and seeking their attention. He is potty-trained and can feed himself. William would thrive in a loving family.

From a family who met William in Sept 2015: Each time I saw William he gave me a huge grin. One day a nanny was helping him walk all around the courtyard using his walker and William was beaming. He also thoroughly enjoyed watching cartoons and music videos with his group, even getting up from his chair several times to stand, dance, and clap to the music, again with a big smile on his face.

Update March 2017: William has well-developed speech along with a good memory and attention span. He walks with a walker and has good coordination in his hands. William is participating in a preschool program, joins all activities at the orphanage and receives physical and swimming therapy. 

A $1000 agency grant is available to a committed family after a successful registration trip for William.

$82.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Maxmax-jan-2017Little Max was born in February 2014 and has been diagnosed with bilirubin encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and first degree hypotrophy. Max had ABO and rhesus incompatibility with his birth mother for which he received a blood transfusion after he was born.

Max does not yet have head control, but he can open his hands and move his fingers. He recognizes his caregivers and smiles at them when they speak to him. He enjoys physical affection.

Listed: Nov 26, 2014

Update January 2017: Max has come a very long way and is doing great. He cruises (or as his caregivers say races) against stable support, but can also walk unassisted. He understands and follows instructions and shows appropriate responses to interactions. He does not like to be in trouble with his caregivers and enjoys cleaning up the toys. Max babbles and says a few words, loves music and makes sure he is noticed among all the boys in his group.

$25.00 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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Jotham

Jotham Photo 2 Oct-2014Boy, born April 2006
Down syndrome

Listed: November 5, 2014

Jotham was born in April 2006 and has Down Syndrome. He is described as a well-behaved and good boy who is being homeschooled at his orphanage because he did not adjust well to a traditional classroom setting. Jotham can walk independently, is aware of his environment and knows the people around him. He follows instructions and has begun to communicate with words.

Additional information, including video, available upon request from the agency.

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

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Felix

Felix Photo 1 Oct-2014Felix was born in February 2011 and has been diagnosed with arthrogryposis. He is an active, friendly boy who interacts well with other children, loves his caretakers, and knows everyone by name.

Due to his medical condition, Felix cannot yet walk, but he is very mobile by crawling. He can sit and stand independently and is fully potty-trained, but needs assistance with feeding. Felix speaks in sentences and while a little shy with unfamiliar people to start, he quickly warms up and shows his happy personality.

Update October 2015: Felix’s cognitive development is said to be on target. Surgical intervention for his arthrogryposis is not available in his birth country.

Update June 2016: Felix continues to develop well, despite his limited mobility.    He sits unassisted, is potty-trained and tries to feed himself.

From a Family Who Met Felix in March 2016: Felix is part of a weekly Fairytale Group which we sat in on during one of our visits to the orphanage. He was engaged in the group and had a huge grin on his face the majority of the time. After the group was finished, Felix approached us excitedly and wanted to be held. Although his knees are in a bent position he has developed a unique “scootch-hop” to move around on his own. Felix is a cheerful little boy who needs and deserves a forever family.

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

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

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Nolan

nolan-jan-2017Nolan Photo 4 - Jan-2014Adorable Nolan was born in April 2010 and has Down syndrome. He also has a congenital heart defect.

Nolan is a sociable child who enjoys playing with toys. He can cruise along stable support and is quite a little climber. Even though Nolan does not yet speak, he understands instructions. He likes moving to music, eats well and sleeps soundly.

Listed: Sept 12,  2014

Update January 2017: Nolan’s heart defect has been repaired, though he will likely need a follow-up surgery in the future. He currently takes medication for high blood pressure. Nolan recently began to take a few steps on his own. He vocalizes some sounds but is still nonverbal at this time. Nolan does not interact much with other children or play with toys, but prefers to do his own thing. He does not seem to have a specific attachment to any of his caregivers. Nolan often wakes up screaming at night and has been prescribed meds for this reason.

Additional photos and personal information available upon request from the agency.

$5,140.52 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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Arwen

Arwen Sept 2016Arwen July 2016Arwen 2015Arwen was born at 32 weeks gestation in March 2013 and has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus for which a shunt was placed in July 2013 as well as cysts on his brain. He takes medication for epilepsy, but has not had a seizure since November 2014.   Arwen also has esotropia and a cardiologist monitors his heart after he had sinus bradycardia.

Even though Arwen’s development is delayed, he is an interactive boy who tracks with his eyes, babbles, follows simple instructions, and giggles. Arwen has head control, can sit without support for a little while, and uses his hands. Arwen can chew small bites of solids and guide finger foods to his mouth.

From a family who met him in December 2015:  He has the most beautiful smile! He loves attention and will often laugh and grin in response to your words or motions. He likes music and sometimes clapped on beat. He seems stiff occasionally but does not seem to be in any pain or distress.

From a family who met him in August 2015: This little guy charmed me every time I saw him – such a smiley guy and so responsive to interaction from others. He enjoyed attending mass and parties, too. So joyful.

Update July 2016: Arwen has learned to roll in both directions, hold himself up on his hands and knees, and to sit unassisted for long periods of time during his therapy sessions.  He has the sweetest smile and a very happy disposition.

From a family who met him in September 2016: He is such a happy smiley boy. He loves interaction and is quick to laugh and smile. He loves to give high fives and is just an all around joy!

From a family who met him in March 2017:  Arwen cannot say any words, but engages easily and is always trying to get your attention and smiles constantly. His favorite thing is to give fives with his hands, and though limited in mobility and motor control, he can get around and plays with toys and interacts with others when on the ground. He spends time in a stander to strengthen his legs and help him try to walk. He might be able to walk with a walker in the future. It’s hard to say. He is a good eater.  He loves to make sounds, and will smile if you imitate his sounds, he’ll go back and forth with different sounds. His smiles are huge!

Married couples only.

$10.32 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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Remy

RRemyemy was born prematurely in August 2014 and has been diagnosed with post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus for which a shunt was placed in infancy and hypertensive hydrocephalus syndrome. It is unclear how much Remy can see due to bilateral congenital diffuse cataracts.

Remy has head control and tracks with his eyes in all directions. He looks and smiles at familiar adults. At this time, he does not reach for toys. His caretakers say that Remy is doing quite well and that he laughs a lot.

From a family who met him in August 2015: Remy’s first birthday was celebrated in conjunction with our daughter’s farewell party. Remy’s super cute and fell asleep during the festivities of lots of people and music!

Update July 2016: Remy’s physical therapist reports that he shows improved active movements in his hands, tries to grab toys within his reach, and brings his hands to his mouth.

From a family who met Remy in March 2017: Remy can move his legs and arms a little and he can look from side to side.  He is very happy and he likes to be held.  He cannot sit on his own, but he enjoys sitting propped up in a car seat.  He is also a very good eater.  He LOVES to eat his food.

Married couples only.

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

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Robert

Robert Photo 1 March 2014Robert was born very prematurely in May 2010. He has been diagnosed with intrauterine chronic acute hypoxia, severe asphyxia, and retinopathy of prematurity.

Robert is an active child who likes to play with noisy and musical toys. He can walk, but due to his impaired vision needs to hold on to a stable support or someone’s hand. Robert is friendly and interactive, but can be stubborn and is protective of his favorite toys. He eats very well and likes being first when the meals are served.

Robert needs a patient and loving family that can provide the resources he requires to develop further.

Additional photos, reports, and videos are available upon request from the agency.

From a family who met Robert in May 2014: Even though Robert has impaired vision, it is clear that he sees something as he navigates himself through the room and seeks physical contact with others.  Robert can walk with stable support and cruises along walls and furniture on his own.  He was very affectionate with my husband and clearly enjoyed the attention.  Robert was also able to play interactively with our son when receiving some guidance.  The two boys had so much fun riding the seesaw together.

Update June 2016: Robert understands most of what is said to him and follows directions.  He tries to repeat words and interacts with other children.  Robert walks independently, feeds himself with a spoon, and uses the bathroom with reminders.  He likes listening to music.

$1,052.50 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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Jake

Jake Photo 1 April 2014 - April 2014 -cropjake-photo-3-jan-2017Boy, Born July 2003
Down syndrome

Listed: September 22, 2013

Jake was born in February 2003 with Down syndrome.  He is a happy young man who loves animals and can talk about them for hours, especially about cats.   Jake can understand English and loves music and to sing!   Songs that have hand motions are his very favorite. He enjoys puzzles, books and Legos!   Please give Jake a chance!

Updated April 2014: Jake is an active, happy boy who attends school, likes to play games, and enjoys singing and dancing. Jake has well-developed self-help skills. He eats and drinks as well as dresses and undresses independently. Jake knows how to wash his hands and face, brush his teeth, and make his bed without assistance. Jake is also potty-trained. Jake speaks in short sentences and has a large vocabulary. He was exposed to the English language for the first several years of his life and can understand it. He tells stories, counts, and recognizes 27 letters. Jake understands simple rules and follows them. He would thrive in a loving family.
From a family who met him in 2015: Jake is such a nice boy.  He will greet you happily with a handshake.  Jake understands and speaks English as well as his native tongue.  The caregivers and other residents at his home speak English, so he has a very good understanding of it.  Jake is a very capable and independent boy.  He would thrive in a family of his own. MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

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

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Annalise

annalise-photo-1-jan-2017-jan-2017AnnaliseGirl, Born August 2003
Down syndrome, CHD (repaired)

Listed: September 22, 2013

This energy filled and vibrant little girl was born with Down syndrome in August of 2003 and is ready for an active family with lots of structure.  She can understand and speak two languages, including English. She had surgery to repair a heart defect in 2003, but has required no additional treatment.  Annalise is beaming with sunshine and loves cell phones and cameras, like all curious little girls!  She loves to be the center of attention and is very smart!

Updated April 2014:

Annalise is an active, friendly girl who speaks clearly with an extensive vocabulary. She uses short sentences and understands two languages, one of them English. Annalise walks independently, including up and down stairs.  Annalise has great self-help skills. She eats and drinks as well as dresses and undresses without assistance. She can wash her hands and brush her teeth on her own.

Annalise attends school where she has learned to count, recognize 25 letters, cut with scissors and paint. She can re-tell a short story and participates in simple games. Annalise likes to listen to music and dances very well. She would thrive in a loving family.

From a family who met her in March 2015: Annalise is a beautiful young lady with long brown hair and the most adorable freckles.  She is very sweet, but also quite independent.  She came right up to me and sat on my lap. She speaks some English and is very verbal in her native tongue.  The caregivers and other residents at her home speak English, so she has a good understanding of it.  Annalise is adored by the other residents and caregivers in her home.

MARRIED COUPLES ONLY.

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

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Harlan

harlan-feb-2017Harlan Photo 1 rec. 1-22-13Boy, Born July 2004

Down syndrome, ADD

Listed: September 22, 2013

Sweet Harlan was born in July of 2004.   He has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and Attention Deficit Disorder.  He does not use speech as means of communication and he has cognitive delays.  He needs assistance with basic daily living skills.

Update October 2014: Harlan is nonverbal and his development continues to be significantly delayed, but he can now walk independently.

Update February 2017: Harlan continues to be nonverbal and is more significantly delayed than some of his peers with Down Syndrome. He’s able to wave hello and gets excited about spending time outdoors.

Additional photos, video and report available from the agency.

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

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Addison

Addison Photo 7 rec. 1-21-13addison-feb-2017Girl, Born May 2003

Listed:  September 22, 2013

Sweet Addison was born in May of 2003.   She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.   She is described as extremely active, joyful and friendly.

Addison does not speak, but is able to let you know what she wants and when you ask her questions she answers by gestures and making sounds.   She loves toys, especially blocks.  She communicates with other children very well.

Update October 2014: Addison attends third grade and is described as a good girl. Even though she is still nonverbal, she appears to understand at least some of what is said to her and responds in her own ways.

Update February 2017: Addison continues to be nonverbal, but follows various directions in her everyday environment. The agency has a new video available for inquiring families.

Additional information available upon request from the agency.

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

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Eva

eva-2014eva-video-still-jan-2017-jan-2017Girl, Born September 2004
Down syndrome

Listed September 22, 2013

Sweet Eva is described as an active, joyful girl who likes toys and to play games.   She is also very friendly and likes to communicate with people.

Update January 2017: Eva is doing very well and described as a calm, if rather stubborn child.  She understands instructions and follows them when she wishes.  Eva is nonverbal, but is able to make her feelings known.  She attends a school for children with special needs, but does not appear to have many academic skills.  It’s expected that Eva would do well in a family.

Additional information is available from the agency, upon request.

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

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Callum

callum-jan-2017Callum Photo 2 Jul-2013

Callum was born in February of 2010 and has been diagnosed with “defect of urinary and reproductive organs and external auditory canal atresia of the right ear.” Callum is able to hear. He was seen at a clinic for nephrology and it is expected that his single kidney will eventually go into failure unless he can receive appropriate intervention.

Callum is a very sweet boy and quite smart. The caretakers, teacher and orphanage director say that his cognitive development is on target. Callum walks independently, follows instructions, is interactive and appears to have at least some expressive speech. He can recite rhymes and use the hand motions that go along with them.

From a family who visited in August 2015: Callum is an adorable little pixie of a fellow. He is completely lovable and wants nothing more than hugs. He is very mild mannered and tends to go off alone and play with a toy rather than join the gang. He’s a love bug in a tiny package and very strong even though he appears so slight. When we visited we would pick him up with one arm and hold him a great deal. He is incredibly friendly with a smile that can bring you to tears. I am shocked he has not gotten more attention. He deserves it.

$473.00 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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Christian

Christian Video Still Sept-2015 - Sept-2015Boy, Born April 2009
Down syndrome, CHD

Christian was born in April 2009 and has Down Syndrome as well as a heart defect. He is a happy, but quiet little guy. Christian is active and attentive, enjoys playing with his friends, and is loved very much by his caregivers.

Listed: Sept 22, 2013

Update January 2017: Christian is doing well and the doctor and caregivers are very happy with his development. Christian had a recent appointment at the dentist where he behaved appropriately and politely. He likes sharing with others when he finds something exciting, for example, after a visit to the theater, he relayed what he had seen there. He’s a sweet kiddo and everyone loves him.

Update September 2015: Christian is doing very well and has age appropriate self-help skills. He can dress without assistance and even helps other children with this task. He makes his bed and is fully potty-trained. Christian understands everything that his said to him, follows directions, and speaks well. He can be shy with strangers, is a picky eater, and shows some stubbornness at times. Christian thrives in one on one settings. He will soon be moved to an older child orphanage and updates will be more difficult to obtain.

Update 2013: After visiting with Christian in May, our agency representative had the following update. Christian can walk independently now. He speaks (although his words are a little unclear). He answers questions and completes simple requests. He is active and joyful. The orphanage director says that he is very smart and very kind. He also enjoys listening to music and knows many songs by heart. He can play many different games. Christian is described as very kind, friendly, shy and sensitive.

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Susie

SusieSusieGuardian AngelSusie was born prematurely at 27 weeks gestation in June 2011. She has been diagnosed with multiple malformations of the brain, including agenesis of the corpus callosum, porencephaly, hydrocephaly, and hematomas. A catheter and shunt have been placed to allow fluids to drain from Susie’s brain. Susie has epilepsy, is blind, has no head control, and has significant developmental delays, but she reacts when someone speaks to her and loves music.

Listed: March 7, 2014

Additional photos and reports are available upon request from the agency. Please note: Married couples are given preference due to child’s court appointed guardian in this case.

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Nicholas

Nicholas June 2016NicholasBoy, born May 2011

Down syndrome

Nicholas was born in May of 2011.   His physical development is on target.   He is able to sit up, stand and is able to walk holding onto furniture.   He is very active and likes to play with toys and other children.  Nicholas is also very observant; when someone is playing with other kids of his group, he watches them very attentively as if wanting to take part in it.  He has been seen playing with one of the other boys in his group, they giggle and talk in their own little language, as if they know exactly what the other is saying.  In general, Nicholas is a serious child, but if you make him smile he smiles.  He currently eats and sleeps well.

Update February 2014:  Nicholas is an active and very sweet boy. He likes to run around and gladly plays with toys and other children. He eats and sleeps well. Though non-verbal at this time, Nicholas is described as a very responsive child who understands everything that is said to him and follows instructions. His nannies adore him.

Nicholas is special friends with another little boy in his group; they giggle and communicate in their own private language, as if they know exactly what the other is saying.

Update June 2016: Nicholas was transferred to a different orphanage where he now shows a lot of aggression.  He walks and eats independently, is potty-trained, and understands what is said to him.Nicholas continues to be non-verbal.

Nicholas would thrive in a loving family.   Photos, videos and additional reports are available upon request from the agency.

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Nigel

nigel-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Nigel Photo 2 Oct-2014Nigel was born prematurely at 29 weeks gestation in February of 2007, weighing 1500g. At the age of two months, Nigel was diagnosed with hypertensive syndrome and deformation of the head. A neurologist has also stated that his cerebellum is small and that is why he had some problems with coordination (in the past).

Nigel was brought to the orphanage when he was 5 months old and lived with his parents until that time. At the orphanage his issues with coordination improved and at present there are no concerns. He is able to walk, run and is very active. After being placed in the orphanage it was also found that he has a hearing impairment. He has not had a full hearing screen but it has been suggested that his impairment is rather severe. His caretakers are apprehensive of anesthesia needing to be used to check the issue further and will wait to see if there are other options. Nigel also has vision impairment, but he does not wear glasses at this time as he ends up breaking them. He is described as a happy boy, who is also very neat. He does not like when something is not in its place or the table is dirty or his clothes are dirty. He lets the caretakers know about it and ask them to clean it. He does not speak and does not say sounds, but is able to let his caretakers know what he wants by gestures. He loves going outside and is also very friendly.

Update February 2017: Nigel has come a long way since transferring to his current orphanage. He wears hearing aids, follows instructions, is described as neat and clean, and participates actively in games. He especially enjoys his occupational therapy sessions and crafts. In new video, Nigel can be seen answering questions with sign language and counting.

Additional photos and video are available upon request from the agency.

Nigel is located in the same orphanage as Graham and Ashton, and the boys could be adopted together.

*** 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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Graham

graham-video-still-feb-2017-feb-2017Graham Photo 2 Oct-2014Handsome Graham was born in April of 2007. He is developmentally delayed, does not speak and does not make sounds. He seems to understand some of what is said to him. He may also have cerebral palsy or another disorder affecting his motor skills.

Graham is described as kind, friendly, smiley, and joyful. He is very active and enjoys participating in games. Graham can complete a task when you repeat the instructions many times and show him what to do.

Update February 2017: Graham attends a boarding school for hearing impaired children where he is learning sign language which he is using to communicate. While he does not speak, he understands most of what is said to him and generally follows the instructions of his caretakers. He dresses and undresses without assistance. Graham walks with a slightly unusual gait, but has no significant mobility problems.

Additional reports, photos and video available upon request from the agency.

Graham is in the same orphanage as Ashton and Nigel; these boys could be adopted together.

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

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Elsie and Evie

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

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

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

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Karsen

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

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

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

$1,345.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Peggy

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

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

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

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

Married couples only.

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Archer

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

Listed: January 2017

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

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

$180.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Levi

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

Listed: Jan 24, 2017

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

 

$1,080.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Tyler

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

Listed: Jan 20, 2017

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

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

$2,783.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Jasper

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

Listed: Jan 20, 2017

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

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

$2,045.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Drew

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

Listed January 10, 2017

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

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

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Owen

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

Listed October 2016

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

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

$280.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Evelyn

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

Listed October 2016

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

 

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

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Auggie

Auggie July 2016Auggie was born in November 2012. At birth, he was diagnosed with cerebral hypoxia, seizure syndrome, brain edema, hydronephrosis. His current diagnoses are global developmental delay and hearing loss for which further testing is needed.

Listed: July 2016

Auggie responds to his name, walks, smiles, and plays. He can climb stairs and enjoys going for walks with his caretakers. Auggie likes others to talk to him, but is nonverbal at this time. He recognizes his environment and familiar people.

Married couples only.

$400.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sukie

Sukie July 2016Sukie was born in August 2014 at 37 weeks gestation via a difficult birth. She was hospitalized until March 2016 with the following diagnoses: CNS perinatal hypoxic-ischemic damage, spastic tetraparesis, bilateral paralytic esotropia, global development delay, secondary microcephaly with the potential of developing CP, and laryngeal stridor.

Listed: July 2016

When Sukie’s condition improved, she was moved into an orphanage where her caretakers believe that she understands certain things, such as being caressed. Sukie responds to adult interactions and grabs objects when handed to her.

From a family who met her in March 2017: Sukie is a sweet, beautiful girl. Though she cannot communicate verbally, she does make sounds if she is happy or sad, and will smile when tickled and returns a smile when she is enjoying herself. She likes being held, playing with toys, and listening to singing time. Though limited in mobility, having some problems fully controlling her motor skills and not being able to walk, she can stand up holding on to something stable, and she does crawl, getting to where she wants to go. She often came up to me and others, grabbed onto my clothing, and tried to crawl into my lap. She likes to touch faces and hair, and she really enjoys getting personal one on one attention.

Married couples only. Video available from the agency.

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Greg

Greg July 2016Boy, born 2014

Greg was born prematurely at 27/28 weeks gestation in March 2014 and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, quadriplegia and plagiocephaly.

Listed: July 2016

Greg has high muscle tone and spasticity in his shoulders and hands, but is making some progress with the help of physical and occupational therapy. He can stand against stable support and engage in an activity, like stacking cups, for a while. Greg eats mashed foods. While Greg can follow simple instructions, such as give or take, and makes sounds in response to something, he has trouble with comprehension in more complex situations where he seems to get confused and not able to carry out what’s asked of him.

Greg will need one on one attention to thrive.

Married couples only. Video available from the agency.

$400.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Maisie

Sweet Maisie was born prematurely in April of 2012. She has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, bilateral hemiparesis, non-progressive retinopathy, esotropia, high muscle tone, mild anemia, and developmental delay.

Listed: April 2015

As of December 2015: Maisie is a sensitive child who loves to be held. She enjoys looking at the world around her as well as listening to music and watching cartoons. Maisie recognizes and smiles at her caregivers and appears to understand everything they say to her. She rolls from stomach to back and vice versa, and although she cannot yet sit unassisted, she has some head control. She attempts to pull to a stand against stable support, reaches for and holds toys in her hands, and tries to babble. Maisie is spoon-fed and sleeps calmly.

Loving Maisie urgently needs the affection of a family as well as appropriate medical care and therapies.

$1,003.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Neal

Neal Photo 3 rec. Jan-2013Guardian AngelSweet Neal was born in January of 2009 and has been diagnosed with perinatal encephalopathy and psychomotor development delay. We have reports that his doctor has stated that there is a possibility that Neal may be able to walk in the future, but there are no guarantees. He is able to express himself very well. He is a very kind little boy and is very much loved.

Update August 2012: Neal is very shy with people he does not know well, but his caretakers state that he is very outgoing and personable with those he knows well. He can say poems and he is very friendly and sociable. He once told his caretakers that one day he will walk, and they are working on therapy. Currently, he is not so strong but little by little he is progressing.

Update from January 2013: Our agency staff representative visited Neal in January and provided the following update. Neal speaks, understands the speech addressed to him, and recognizes everybody. He is very articulate, using complex sentences and knows poems and songs by heart. With physical therapy he has acquired better head control and is using his hands more. Therapists are working on his legs as well. With the help of physical therapy his doctors feel he will, little by little, develop his muscles. At this point he can stand for a second, which is big progress. Plus he is very smart and he himself wants to stand, walk and be stronger. It is very touching when he says so. It has only been a year and a half that he has been at the orphanage, and all that period of time they have done therapy, only not so intensive. If an intensive therapy was available for him he would have better progress.

Caregiver update March 2014: Everybody agrees the progress that Neal has made by now is huge. He’s able to move his hands and is doing really well. A very smart and sweet boy!

Additional photos, video and personal information available upon request from the agency.

From a family who met Neal in May 2014: Neal is a very shy boy when he doesn’t know you, but it is clear that he is very smart and aware of his surroundings.  Everyone from the orphanage director down raves about Neal’s intelligence.  He knows everyone, can tell you what has happened or will happen, memorizes parts of TV shows, recites poetry and sings songs.  Despite his limited mobility, Neal is now potty-trained and notifies his caregivers when he has to use the restroom.  Neal’s caretakers report that every morning when he wakes up he tells them, “I know my mama is coming.”

$423.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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