Everyone loves a precious little girl they can dress up in frilly dresses and hair bows. They capture the hearts of every daddy in the world! Here are some who are waiting for their family at the end of Reece’s Rainbow. Their special needs include such things as arthrogryposis, CP, spina bifida, FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), Autism, and other diagnoses.

You really can save a life, with even the smallest gift! You are also invited to send a check (no Paypal fees) to Reece’s Rainbow, PO Box 277, Monrovia MD  21770

“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!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROCESS AND/OR ANY OF THE WAITING CHILDREN ON THIS PAGE, PLEASE INQUIRE.

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Jubilee

jubileeJubileeGirl, 3 years old
H-C
Cerebral palsy and temporal lobe epilepsy

Listed April 2015

Sweet Jubilee is doing well. She has cerebral palsy and is on medication to control her seizures. Jubilee was a severely malnourished baby when we first met her, but she has gained weight well and is now a chubby little lady. Jubilee cannot sit up or roll over on her own, but she is receiving therapy to help increase her strength. She loves to stare at faces and responds really well to touch; if she is crying, she is easily soothed by being held. Only recently has Jubilee started to smile and laugh, and it is adorable. Sometimes, she will do this in response to being tickled, but over the past couple of weeks, we have seen her smile come out even more easily. Often a simple greeting or quick cuddle are enough to bring out Jubilee’s smile and it is sure to brighten your day.

$1,219.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $14.50 from MACC donations!

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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Summer (L)

Summer

Summer2Girl, born March 2012
FAS and mixed development disorder, premature birth.

Listed: February 15, 2016

Summer is quiet, friendly and always smiles when she is seen by an adult. She almost eats without help – but she eats slowly. She almost goes up and down the stairway by herself. She does not want to always participate in all activities and needs extra motivation. She expresses her feelings with mimics and movements. She has started to speak and pronounces some words. Summer loves music, reading, books and swinging on the horse.

She wants adult’s attention and likes to lean on an adult, sit in their lap, and give hugs. Her fine and gross motors skills development are adequate. She is friendly with adults and children.

$396.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $117.00 from MACC donations!

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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Gigi

Gigi (2)Girl, born July 2012
PRC
Hydrocephalus, bilateral blindness, developmental delays

Gigi is sweet little girl who has excellent hearing abilities! She can kneel on both knees and sit on her own. Gigi responds to her own name, and whenever she hears music, she get really excited and laughs! She loves to play with others. We hope Gigi finds her forever family!

Update 2017:  Gigi is able to walk on her own but cannot climb stairs.  She can sing children’s songs and count.   She needs assistance in taking care of her own needs (such as eating, dressing, toileting).  She can only repeat other people’s words.  She hasn’t had any hospitalizations or medical events.  She has never had seizures.  She is completely blind.

$289.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $172.55 from MACC donations!

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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Jackie

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Girl, born 2013jackie2-chac-e1460663796192
PRC
Anal atresia, congenital heart defect

Listed: Sept 15, 2015

Jackie will be turning two years old shortly. She was abandoned at a hospital when she was one day old. She was born with a hand deformity, anal atresia and a heart defect. Jackie received surgery for her anal atresia, but she doesn’t have bladder or bowel control yet and wears diapers. Jackie had surgery to correct her ventricular septal defect when she was one year old and has reportedly fully recovered, takes no heart medication and has no restrictions on her activities. Jackie also has deformities on her left hand. She is an active little girl who can crawl and say a few words. Her mental development is delayed in comparison to her peers. Jackie has a ready smile, likes to play with her toys and loves hugs. Could she be your daughter?

From an August 2016 update-Jackie’s mental development is normal on target. She is walking independently. Jackie is not potty trained yet. She’s wearing diaper. She pees and poops regularly.  She had surgery done for anal atresia, and it’s successful. Jackie has no need to follow up on her heart surgery as it was successful. No medication or further surgery needed. Her communication is normal. She can make simple communication with adults.  Jackie is gentle and quiet.

$391.50 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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Jairus, Juno, and Betty L6

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Siblings, born March 2008, April 2009, November 2010

The children reside in a foster family since March 2011.  Listed:  July 31, 2015

Jarius:
Older brother is 7 y.o. He is quiet child. He likes to play with Lego and toy cars. He is good at drawing, coloring pictures and handicrafts. His  medical diagnosis – physical development delay. Language delay. Urinary incontinence (neurosis).

Juno:
The middle sister is 6 y.o. This girl is clever and musical. She likes to sing and dance, and also draw and color pictures as well as do various handicrafts. The girl is sometimes disobedient and tearful in both – kindergarten and home.  Her  medical diagnosis – psychomotor development delay. Neurosis – urinary incontinence, neurotic reactions

Betty:
The youngest sister is  4 y.o. She is clever for her age. She is very musical and she has a good memory – she knows many songs and she likes to dance. She is also good at drawing and coloring pictures as well as in various handicrafts. The girl is disobedient  and wishes to do only what she wants. The girl is nervous and fragile.  Her  medical diagnosis – hypostature (physical development delay), and asteno-neurosis.

$63.00 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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Mavis

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Mavis 1Girl, born March 2012
PRC
Epilepsy; Developmental Delays

Listed: Oct 2015

Marvelous Mavis is a lovable 3 year old girl who will steal your heart! She is quick to smile and loves being picked up and held for comfort. Shortly after entering into the orphanage Mavis was diagnosed with epilepsy which is now managed by medication and careful attention to her diet. Mavis’ skills are steadily improving and with the support of her foster family she can now sit, and stand with assistance. When playing on her own, Mavis sits quietly; seemingly enjoying her surroundings! Mavis’ foster family “hopes she will soon find a family who will love her so she can enjoy the love of her forever parents and have a happy childhood”.

$6.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Lucetta

Lucetta (2)

Lucetta (1)Girl, born May 2012
PRC
Estropia, possible CP

Lucetta is an adorable little girl who is 3 years old! She came into care as a newborn, and lives in the orphanage. Lucetta has esotropia which is the “turning in” of her eyes. It can be corrected with glasses, temporary patching, or outpatient surgery. Lucetta’s gross motor skills were delayed as of her report (done when she was about 16 months old). She was not crawling or pulling to stand at that time, and an exam suggested she may have CP. Lucetta is a lovable little one, and enjoys playing with toys. Lucetta is ready for her Mommy and Daddy to come and get her!

$450.00 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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Cecylia

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born 2014

hypoxia, posible hydrocephalus.  Delay global development.  Probable Cerebal palsy;  minimal emotional contact

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

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

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SCARLET

guardianangelscarlett-2017-croppedGirl, born 2013 & Boy, born 2011

Scarlet:  Epilepsy, FAS.  She is severely handicapped

Rhett is healthy – Rhett has been adopted

VIDEO!  January 2017: Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/OyGhFHu_A0E

New pics January 2017!!  

$1,341.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $4.50 from MACC donations!

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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Hasini

Girl, born July 2012
PRC
malnutrition, developmental delay, oral deformity. ametropia and double strephenopodia

Hasini was wearing orthopedic shoes for rehabilitation as of the time her file was prepared. Hasini had a CT scan come back normal. There is a very good possibility that she has what is called Moebius Syndrome, which affects the muscles that control facial expressions and eye movements.
Hasini is described as gentle and quiet. From her outdated file: Hasini can sit stably for a long time now. She can use her left hand to go from lying down to sitting and can flexibly turn over. She likes to crawl backwards. When she is happy, she would grab the bed handrail to rock her body. She can clap and can grasp the toys attached to her bed. She can understand simple instructions. For example, if the caretaker asks her to put her hands down, she will do it. If tell her “we need to stand up,” she will give her hand to the adults because we have to help her up. She can make the “a” “e” “na” sounds. She falls asleep quickly. Hasini is afraid of strangers, but after some time, she gradually accepts the strangers. She likes playing with other kids.

A recent update states that she moved from foster care back to the orphanage recently. The update was not very positive, but Hasini has only been with them for a few months. The inability to make facial expressions may cause confusion for those who try to care and interact with her. Hasini needs a family who can see the beautiful little girl she is. Those with Moebius Syndrome do not smile with their mouths, but with their hearts. Will you be the lucky family who gets to see Hasini’s heart smile?

$7,213.50 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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Laina

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born May 2014

Laina has delayed psychomotor development and hypertonia. She has significant hearing loss in her left ear, with almost no reaction; her right ear has normal hearing. Laina has slightly dysmorphic facial features. She has a congenital heart defect –Patent ductus arteriosus.
With these diagnoses, it’s possible that Laina has Down syndrome, although it’s not diagnosed in the information the agency currently has.

$1,025.00 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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Kendall

KendallGuardian AngelGirl, age 2
PRC
Missing right eye, left eye deterioration, hearing loss

Kendall just turned 2 years old. Although she is a quiet girl, she is close to her caretakers. Her left eye has corneal degeneration and she is missing her right eye. She also still has trouble with her hearing and it has made it hard for her to keep up with the other kids her age. She can stand up on her own but needs a little help walking around.

She is really good at recognizing the voice of familiar people and when she hear musics, she likes to dance around. She is ready and waiting to dance into her families heart.

$46.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Nora

40819143326 NoraGirl, born 2013
Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, symptomatic epilepsy, atactic syndrome, tetraparesis, porencephalia

 

 

$111.25 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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Kenzie

kenzie-2016Girl, born 2015

Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus; Lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus; Sacral spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Congenital heart defect: atrial septal defect; other malformation of the tricuspid valve; heart failure

Look at that hair!  Adorable!

Precious baby girl!  What a gift to have her listed so young.

At the age of two days old, she was operated. Now the hole in her spinal column is closed, but she needs the second step, next surgery. Mentally she is developing normal, she can grab things, she does the baby talk, she makes eye contact, she cries very seldom.

She can not sit, she always lays in her crib. She is a good eater, she has some baby fat. Her caregivers say she is not a cry baby, and seems to be happy.  She was also previously listed as “Samantha.”

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

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

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Sloane

sloaneGirl, born 2014

spina bifida; hydrocephalus; congenital malformation of the central nervous system; congenital hip dislocation; convergent squint

Listed: July 26, 2016

$73.00 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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Eleanor

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born December 2013

Distal urethral acidosis. Nephrocalcinosis. Hearing loss on both sides. Heart defect. Hypotrophy. Slightly delayed psychomotor development. Reduced muscle tension.

$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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Leelee

leeleeGirl, born 2014
Spina bifida

Listed: Sept 20, 2016

Leelee went directly to Family Orphanage from the hospital after birth. She was born with spina bifida in the sacral, without hydrocephalus, operated on the first day of life. Because of neurogenic bladder, she is systematic catheterized.

Leelee is very cheerful and open, easily makes contact with new people. Leelee willingly playing with dolls, cradled them, she takes in the stroller and swings them, loves also look books. Motor development girl is behind schedule. Currently Leelee already able to run, although there she imbalance. It comes and goes down the stairs holding the railing with both hands, climbs up on a chair and goes down with him.

Leelee uses single words, which include the names of familiar people, actions, and everyday objects.

$50.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $5.00 from MACC donations!

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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Leigha

LeighaGirl, born January 2014
CO-1
Shaken Baby Syndrome

 

Listed: Dec 23, 2015

$1,080.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $10.00 from MACC donations!

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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Rachel

Rachel_RKwebreadyGirl, born October 2012
PRC
Apert Syndrome

Meet Rachel! She has been diagnosed with Apert Syndrome and hand and foot deformities. Because of her special needs, Rachel’s development is behind other children, but she has an active personality just waiting to blossom! Rachel loves taking showers and playing in the water. She can’t hold toys well but she likes to bat at them with her hands, and she loves any toy that makes noise. Rachel especially loves to be held. In fact, her caregivers tell us that is her favorite thing to do! Rachel loves nothing more than to sit on someone’s lap and be loved. Rachel needs a family to snuggle with her and help her become all she is meant to be. Could your family welcome this sweet little girl into your life?

$41.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Sosie

sosie-255x3002xGirl, born 2012
Delayed development of more complex forms of communication and entertainment affect hypersensitivity tactile, visual and auditory, psychomotor hyperactivity, attention and memory deficits. She requires ongoing speech therapy.

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Sosie constantly acquires new language skills and communication, but the process is delayed. She can understand and follow simple commands like “lie down, fetch, enter” etc. She understands simple questions asked of her and can provide adequate answers “yes / no”. She usually communicates with single words and – increasingly – sentences consisting of a maximum of two words.

Because of the deficits in the field of motor skills, Sosie is not able to fit the pieces of a puzzle together or make a picture of two parts. She can imitate a 2-3-element sequence of movements of an adult. She can not classify objects. She is able to track the course of events in the simplest of illustrated stories. She also begin to show interest in the simplest, short poems.

Sosie shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

$31.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Kimmy #

Girl, born 2013

This 4 years old girl has been diagnosed with PDD – Pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (PDD), Spastic quadriplegia with axial hypotonia, microcephaly and dismrphic facies. She has rehabilitation every day and is on a special Pyruvate dehydrogenase diet due to the PDD.

Listed: Dec 6, 2016

She is a little sweet girl with big brown eyes, white skin and auburn hair. She has small feet and such tiny legs.  She is very sociable and emotional child, who loves attention and loves the contact with adults and children. The staff reported that she grabs a toy with her right hand and holds it for a short time. She really loves to be tickled on the legs and laughs with voice. She can stay in a sitting position in chair alone.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

UPDATE 2017:

Kimmy stands with the help of an adult.  She is relaxed, calm and laughs.  Kimmy pronounces different sounds with a melody and likes communicating with adults. She likes games and songs.  The family history of the child is that one sibling was diagnosed of a brain tumor and passed away and another died of pneumonia.  Kimmy has a delay in physical and psychomotor development and she requires special care.  Kimmy received a microcephaly diagnosis and the presence of metabolic encephalopathy was suspected.  She has also been diagnosed with infantile cerebral paralysis – spastic quadriparesis type.

 

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

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Joanna

40929144350 JoannaGirl, born 2012
Hydrocephalus
Will be available December 2014 / January 2015

 

$188.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $40.50 from MACC donations!

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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Kitt

kitt2-300x2952x kitt-197x3002xGirl, born 2013

features of hypotrophy, dysmorphism face and hands, cataracts, circulatory system defect

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Oh my, what a darling girl!

During holiday, Kitt has made good progress in the area of movement – and she’s learned to walk on his own.  Kitt understands instructions, complies with them, plays, and has her own ideas.  She is receiving early intervention.

$99.00 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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Harmony #43

Harmony 543harmony-2017Age: 4 years

Special needs: blind (due to congenital eye anomalies) and has congenital anomalies syndrome mainly affecting the facial area, agenesis of the corpus callosum, colpocephaly and delayed motor development.

Listed May 11, 2015

Updated Jan 2017:  Harmony tries to sit independently and stands with the help of an adult or holding onto support. She can step aside holding onto support, pushes the walker with help and guidance by an adult. She is visually impaired – holds a toy handed by an adult, studies the objects with her hand. She has delayed neuro psychological development. When she gets upset, she self-harms.

Harmony expresses her emotions with vocalization – vowel sounds and random sounds. When frustrated she can express her discontent. She can tell apart the tone of voice, reacts with a smile to caresses when she’s calm. The child is fed with a spoon by an adult, drinks from a cup held by an adult.

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

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Gretel

gretel-221x3002xGirl, born 2015
FAS (Fetal alcohol syndrome)

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Gretel does not crawl, she can turn onto her belly, goes to a kneeling position, on hands and knees, swings. Gretel is fed through a g-tube (surgery in February 2016), also takes a small amount of food or liquid with a teaspoon.

Gretel develops physically, has significantly improved eye contact; she is calm, serene, responds well to a massage, very fond of massage hands and feet, then reacts with laughter. Massage is a problem within the oral cavity and oral feeding. The girl does not like this, but the appropriate action (stimulation of chewing and swallowing) and quiet, slow feed, is making progress. She is now able to eat a small amount of mixed fruit or soup with a teaspoon.

Gretel begins to make sounds, they are not yet purposeful, the girl usually murmurs, laughs and cries.

$373.50 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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Maggie

Maggie (2)

Maggie (1)Girl, born September 2013
PRC
Cleft palate, repaired cleft lip, CHD (PDA), delays

 

Maggie is a precious little one who has just turned 2. She arrived at the orphanage when she was about 6 months old; a frail and quiet baby girl. She was found to have a cleft lip and palate, CHD (PDA), and the ring finger and middle finger of her left hand fused. She had the lip surgery in 2014, but no palate surgery yet, to our knowledge. Her heart defect, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, is not at all uncommon. An x-ray of her hand showed mostly adhesion of the adjacent skin of the two fingers. Maggie has delays of both motor skills and speech. It is difficult to say if the delays are due to her known medical issues (plus unknown care for her first 6 months), or if there may be another cause. We do know Maggie needs help. She needs a family to love her unconditionally, and medical care plus therapies to help her reach her full potential. Maggie needs a family.

$5.00 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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Luisa

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born June 2012

Global developmental delay. Very poor speech development. Neurodevelopmental disorders: cognitive, language, motor, emotional, observation towards the overall development of the disorder. The low level of visual perception. Decreased levels of auditory function. There is a disturbance in the field of small and large motor skills.

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

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

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Mira

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born September 2014

After  birth she had respiratory failure, respiratory distress syndrome, underwent congenital pneumonia, jaundice, found intrauterine fetal infection, ASD II (congenital heart disease). Observation in the FAS. Cysts found in both compartments of the brain, anemia. Has recommended a neurological consultation. Reduced muscle tension. Good general condition.

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

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

 

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Diane

Diane RKGirl, born 2012
PRC
Spina bifida

Diane was found abandoned at the gate of the orphanage when she was only 3 days old. She was born with a meningomyelocele which was surgically corrected when she was about 1 month old. She does not yet have bowel or bladder control but hopefully will one day.

Diane can walk, run and jump on her own, knows a few words, and can scribble on her own. She likes to play outside and also loves being cuddled. Diane has a great, big smile and is described as an active and happy little girl with age-appropriate intellectual development. Could Diane be the daughter you’ve been searching for?

$360.00 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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Amelia

amelia1Girl, born 2012
Microcephaly, callosum apoplasia, partial atrophy of optic nerves, nanism, minor cardiac abnormalities

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

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

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Elaine

elaine-300x2482xGirl, born Feb 2013

The girl moves crawling and pushing handles. She can independently sit. She learned to move around using a wheelchair (knows how to turn, go forward and backward). She passively stands – able to set and maintain the torso axis. Attempts to walk with walker.  She have muscle flaccidity and paralysis from the waist down. The child has no feeling in the lower extremities.

Listed: Nov 22, 2016

Elaine is a cheerful, lively emotionally, so her smile quickly gaining the sympathy of adults.

Strengths of girl is cheerful mood, rich facial expressions, varied emotional expression, gratitude, seeking contact with another person, the pursuit of overcoming obstacles.

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

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

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Delaney #

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Girl, born 2012delaney

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

Listed: April 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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Maddie

maddiechristmas16Maddie update 2015Girl, born March 2014
H-C

Listed: Jan 13, 2015

Maddie is a sweet little girl who has developmental delays. She has not been diagnosed with anything particular, but she does appear to have cerebral palsy of some degree. She prefers to keep her head tilted to one side and tends to be very stiff, however she does great at tummy time and will lift her head up to look around. Maddie also loves to be held and can easily be soothed when you pick her up for some cuddles.  Maddie does have a lot of muscle spasms, but it is currently unclear whether this is seizure activity. Despite her delays, Maddie is very observant of her environment; she can often be seen looking at those around her and she has gotten good at tracking people and objects with her eyes. Maddie cannot yet sit up on her own, but when put in a crawling position, she will often move her legs forward like she is trying to crawl. She also bears weight on her legs when put in a standing position. Maddie is an easy going baby, except sometimes at meal time when she does not want to eat, and she is very loved by her nannies. One particular nanny has a special love for Maddie. She says that Maddie reminds her of one of her sister’s kids, so she pays special attention to her. This nanny was very excited when we gave Maddie a new chair to help her keep her head straight; she even thanked us with a hug and a kiss. She was also very happy to learn therapy techniques to help Maddie and has been using these regularly.

$1,168.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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The Reece’s Rainbow Prayer Warrior Ministry was created with three goals in mind:

  1. To lift the daily needs of each waiting child up in prayer
  2. To lift Reece’s Rainbow up in prayer
  3. To lift the families whom God is preparing for each waiting child up in prayer

 

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Sade #

 

Girl: 2013

Listed: July 2017

Sade has been diagnosed with Holoprosencephaly and is currently residing in a specialized facility where she received medical care and permanent rehabilitation services. Sade enjoys interacting with adults and will communicate with them by touching their face and laughing when they tease her.  She happily observes other children at play and displays a mostly calm personality.  It has been reported that, although her movements are stereotypical, she is staring to develop control over fine motor skills and her gross motor skills are improving as well. Sade needs a family that will nurture her and help her get the ongoing care that she needs.

 

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Sydney and Reagan

Girls, born 2016 – TWINS!
PRC
Sydney – esotropia; agenesis of the corpus callosum

Sydney and Reagan are precious twin girls born in February of 2016. Both girls were under the care of Love Without Boundaries’ healing home until just this month. They graduated and have moved into foster care sponsored by Love Without Boundaries.

Reagan is healthy and Sydney has more complex needs. Her file says esotropia and agenesis of the corpus callosum. She had a seizure when she was younger and was put on seizure meds. She has not had seizures since, but the medicine could be causing other problems. Sydney has significant delays and feeding issues. Reagan is now on target and doing well.

These beautiful girls need to be adopted together and need a family open to Sydney’s needs, including those unknown. Agency staff have met both Sydney and Reagan, and several pictures and videos are available. Please help us spread the word, as we know there is a wonderful family out there for this double blessing!

There is currently $14,000 in grants for their adoption with MAA, making the ‘agency fee’ portion just $2,000 total for both girls!

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

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

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Neli #

  Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: congenital malformation syndrome, mainly related to abnormal height. Delayed physical, neurological and psychological development.

Neli resides in Eastern Europe and is approaching 2-years-old.  Neli was born with facial asymmetry, low-set ears, shorter left lower limb, muscle hypotonia and significant delay in neurological and psychological development.  Neli needs assistance when sitting up and cannot stand as she lacks leg support.  She does not speak syllables or “coo” and appears to have partial conductive hearing loss.  

Neli can build towers with blocks and manipulate small objects with help. She cannot write but can throw a small ball.  Neli will makes sounds when spoken to and follow simple commands however, it is difficult for her to pronounce many sounds.  She enjoys being with people but is content by herself.  Neli establishes eye contact, demonstrates her discontent, responds to smiles and sounds, and accepts comfort from a staff member.

 

 

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Liesl, Kurt, Brigitta and Louisa

4 Siblings

girl, born 2013 — mild mental delays

boy, born 2012 — alalia

girl, 2007 — alalia, She cannot talk

girl, born 2005 — moderate mental delay

They must be adopted together!

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

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Rhonda #48-38

Girl: 2012

Rhonda spent the first 4 years of her life extremely neglected in the home of her birth family. She was placed in foster care at age 4, where she has thrived. She has made rapid progress in all aspects of her development since being placed in the foster home. She is being raised in a bilingual family and can speak both languages. She started kindergarten and speech therapy in September 2017. She now speaks in 2-3 word sentences and her speech is clear. She feeds herself, and can properly use both a fork and spoon. She drinks from an open cup. She has established hygiene habits: she brushes her teeth, dresses and undresses alone, and uses the toilet independently. She likes to play with other children and she easily creates friendships. She likes to dance and to draw. She can sing songs that she’s learned in kindergarten. She recognizes and names animals, colors, and can count to 3. The team member that visited her to take photos and videos said that she was very polite and sweet. Her social worker believes that due to the rapid progress made in her foster home, she has the capacity to overcome the delays that she has as a result of her first 4 years of life.

Photos and videos from September 2017 are available through the agency.

B/c we only have her file for a short time, donations will not be able to be accepted until a family is found for her.

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Karen #

Girl: 2014
Listed: July 2017

Karen loves social interaction and receiving lots of love and attention.  She has several special needs conditions, which include CP, microcephaly, epilepsy and Strabismus. Despite these challenges, she is able to do many things.  She can crawl to get around and walk with assistance.  She also does well playing alone with toys and if one catches her attention she will spend a long time studying it and playing with it.  She especially enjoys noise maker toys.  Karen is non-verbal and her communication consists of syllabic patterns. She makes attempts to repeat different sounds and syllables.  She has no trouble bonding with her caretakers and does not have any issues with eating or sleeping.

 

B/c we only have her file for a short time, we will not be able to accept donations until a family is found for her

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Penelope

Girl, born 2013

Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Congenital vertical talus deformity
Chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis
mixed developmental disorder

 Listed: June 2017

$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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Patrice

patrice patrice-2016Girl, born 2012

She needs family fast because she is facing transition to the institution

Listed:  March 30, 2016

Microcephaly; other congenital hydrocephalus
Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic; syndromes with simple partial seizures
severe mental delays, other congenital deformities of hip; Haemangioma; amenia, congenital malformation of larynx, convergent concomitant strabismus; optic atrophy; other cardiomyopathies

$41.50 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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May

Girl, 2 years old
Atrial Septal Defect, premature birth, delayed psychomotor development

Listed: May 2017

May was born prematurely and was faced with numerous surgical procedures, e.g. cardio surgical procedures and hernia repair. She has been diagnosed with loss in the intracardial and atrial septum. In 2014, she underwent a pulmonary banding and ligation of the arteries with success. Because Maya was born prematurely, she is delayed in psychomotor development. She attends rehabilitation programs and she receives numerous exercises to stimulate her development in all areas. The last psychological opinion made in 2015 indicated delays in psychomotor development, but it was stressed that she has spent most of her life in hospitals and was a premature baby. It is believed she will improve greatly both socially and physically if she is put in a stable and loving environment with more physical and social stimulation. It would be very helpful for her to be established in a family where she would receive more frequently extensive stimulation at home and with therapy. She stays at the child care facility where there are children with severe health problems, so the level of attention given to her is lower than recommended.

$49.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Gianna

Girl, born 2015

congenital hydrocephalus
tetralogy of fallot
congenital malformation of pulmonary artery
patent ductus arteriosus
congenital cerebral cysts
congenital malformation of corpus callosum

Listed: May 2017

She had heart surgery done recently and she started to make huge progress right after it.

$194.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $45.00 from MACC donations!

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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Harlow

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Congenital retinal degeneration, developmental delays

Listed: April 2017

From the agency:  When the update came in, it was hard to read. But I powered through. Until I saw this:

Please describe his/her personalities in detail? No personality
No personality. No personality. I kept reading it over and over again. No personality. This cannot be so. Her referral, from two years ago, describes her as “giggles when she is touched; lovely when she smiles; enjoys that someone accompanies and plays with her.” Now, no personality.

In continuing to read the update, and comparing it to the two year old referral, it is pretty clear that Harlow has been forgotten. She does not go to school. She cannot perform any fine motor skills simply because she cannot see. She cannot perform most gross motor skills simply because she is given no chance to. She spends her days in her crib. Alone.

I am fairly certain that it should not read ‘no personality,’ but instead should read ‘no spirit,’ or ‘lost spirit,’ or ‘crushed spirit.’ It is not her personality that is lacking, but her spirit slipping away. She has been given up on by those around her, and has no other option but to give up on herself.

Harlow lives in dark, quiet solitude. No place for a child. She has lost hope. But we have not. We still see potential. We still see hope. And we will continue to share about Harlow until a family – HER family – sees it too.

The update is concluded with:

Anything else you think the family should know about this child? No
A response laden with hopelessness and doubt. A response lacking any type of love or compassion for this child. This soul whose spirit is in there somewhere, but if she stays where she is, will soon be gone forever.

$2,151.00 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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Lillian and Aston

lillian1

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

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

Listed: March 2017

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

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Clio

guardianangelclioGirl, born 2012

Blindness, both eyes; Aphakia

Listed: Feb 2017

She needs a family ASAP!

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Faith

faith

faith1Girl, born 2012

Cornelia deLange Syndrome
heart issues

Listed: Feb 2017

 

$621.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Petal L32

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on February 2012

Moderate to severe mental retardation with significant impairment of behavior, non-organic enuresis and encopresis. Significantly delayed social abilities’ development;  expressive language disorder, seizure syndrome

Listed: Jan 6, 2017

Petal has brown eyes and dark brown hair.  She is unable to find activities independently, plays alone with selective toys (blocks etc.), does not comprehend adults’ talk, but understands activities of cuddling toys or dress etc.). The girl attends speech therapy. Petal needs constant care and supervision.

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

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