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HIV is a virus that claims many innocent lives when children do not have access to antiretroviral medications. Fortunately, it is treatable and the children who have access to medication and adhere to their treatment can live indefinitely without developing AIDS and can live long and full lives. HIV is now considered a chronic but manageable disease, even easier to treat than pediatric diabetes.

HIV can NOT be spread through casual/household contact. HIV is not spread through hugging, kissing, shaking hands, sharing toys, sneezing, coughing, sharing food, sharing drinks, bathing, swimming or any other casual way. It has been proven that HIV and AIDS can only be spread through sexual contact, birth, breastfeeding and intravenously (such as used needles and blood transfusions).

Children born to women with the virus have a chance of becoming HIV positive due to mother-to-child-transmission. These children are innocent carriers of the virus. The children you see below are currently living in institutions. Sadly, if they end up aging out of institutional life, there is a high likelihood they will be ill on the streets in a life of crime.

Recent laws in the US and Canada allow for these children to be adopted. Being in a loving family helps them access medical care and gives them the opportunity to have a normal, healthy, productive life. They can go to college, get married, give birth to healthy babies and live long enough to meet their grandchildren.

Here is an overview of the medical aspects of living with a child with HIV.

PLEASE HELP US raise grant funds and awareness for these precious, waiting angels. You really can save a life, with even the smallest gift! You can make a Paypal donation or send a check (no Paypal fees) to: Reece’s Rainbow, PO Box 4024, Gaithersburg, MD 20885. 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!

AnnaMarie

AnnaMarie (1)Girl, born December 1998
HIV, crossed eye

 

AnnaMarie loves school and was in 6th grade when I met her. Her favorite subject is math and likes working on the computer and with cameras. AnnaMarie is very quiet, sweet, and soft-spoken. She is very positive. She wants to have brothers and sisters of her own, and has many friends. She likes going out with her friends and dancing. She wants to go to college. I hope someone can help her make her dream come true!

 

AnnaMarie is in the same orphanage with several other available children. Interested and approved families could adopt multiple children together.

 

 

AnnaMarie (2)

$3218.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Ethan

Ethan Oct 2013 (3)Ethan 2013Boy, born November 1999
HIV, astigmatism

 

Pics from 2013 – he wants to be adopted! 

 

Ethan is in the same orphanage with several other available children. Interested and approved families could adopt multiple children together.

 

From a family who met him in Nov. & Dec. 2013:
Ethan is older than our daughter and so wasn’t in her group. However, he clearly enjoys interacting with the younger kids, and he came into her group room at least two or three evenings each week to play-wrestle and to play games/video games with the younger kids. We met him our first weekend with our daughter, when Ethan came outside for about 2 hours on Saturday to play with the younger kids. He impressed me immensely in that short amount of time. He was gentle and kind with them, laughing and joking. Not once did he display any mean or bullying behavior, which some of the other older boys did. He was very respectful and polite to my husband and me, as well as toward the teachers. That behavior continued every time we saw him for the next six weeks. He especially likes play wrestling with the younger boys, although he is always very gentle with them. Many times he would be play wrestling with one of the younger, much smaller boys, and I’d see him get to a position where he could have easily taken the play too far and hurt the younger boy, but not once did he do so. He always gently set down the younger boy with a big smile. As a result, he is a favorite with the younger boys. He’s also a bit goofy, in an understated way. For example, he likes to wear silly clothing combinations just to get a reaction from the other children. Once he was walking around with his skinny jeans rolled up his legs to look like shorts, but with huge gigantic cuffs. The other kids thought it was hilarious! Ethan told our daughter how much he wants a family. He will be a huge blessing and a wonderful addition to the family that chooses him.

$230.40 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Raul

30728131752 2Boy, born November 2002
HIV

 

$25.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Dante

DanteDante is a 13 year old boy who is HIV+.

He is considered very intelligent! He has some of the highest grades at the orphanage. He also speaks the best English of all the children. He is friends with everyone and everyone loves him. His caregivers say that he is so sweet and kind to everyone around him and doesn’t get in trouble. He is a real people pleaser, with a big heart. He is a favorite of some friends of the agency who visit the orphanage and we would love to see him find a family soon.

 

  • His orphanage will require a Christian family who can provide a letter of recommendation from their pastor. Interested families will need to send a letter of introduction to the orphanage and have their homestudy approved by the orphanage social worker before being able to be matched.
  • Families with six or less children at home preferred but we can inquire about an exception
  • Couples must be married at least 1 year and one parent at least 21 years older than the child being adopted
  • One parent over 25 years old.
$67.20 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.
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Trisha and Tyler

Trisha (1)Trisha & brother

Girl, born November 2000
HIV
Such a beautiful girl!

Trisha has an older brother (born 1999), who is healthy.  They will be available to be adopted together, in early 2014.

 

Trisha is in the same orphanage with several other available children. Interested and approved families could adopt multiple children together.

 

$24.05 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Vlad

Boy, Born September 1999
HIV

From our facilitator who has visited with him: Vlad is very healthy and has the most striking green eyes! His life story is very typical. The boy doesn’t have brothers and sisters, the mother died. Super boy. Physically developed perfectly well. By the fact very healthy, practically never ill. He is very fond of English, reads children stories without a dictionary, speaks good English. The boy is very communicative, always optimistic. He is very supportive with friends and very polite and obedient with the teachers and caregivers. Dreams about obtaining a family.

***Vlad is also an OLDER CHILD, and will have no opportunities if he ages out. His “orphan and HIV status” will follow him the rest of her life. Please give Vlad a chance to grow up knowing the love of a family and having basic the opportunities that he deserves. ***

$700.60 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Ruben

RubenRuben is a 12 year old boy who is HIV+.

Ruben is described as always smiling. He loves to dance and he loves music. He enjoys making up beats and learning new rhythms. He is one of the most playful children at the home as well as one of the brightest. He speaks English very well and dreams of going to America.

Even though he is 12 he still loves to cuddle upon the couch. He is friends with every kid in the home and all the young ones look up to him, while the older ones love joking around with him. He is a double orphan and needs a family.

  • His orphanage will require a Christian family who can provide a letter of recommendation from their pastor. Interested families will need to send a letter of introduction to the orphanage and have their homestudy approved by the orphanage social worker before being able to be matched.
  • Families with six or less children at home preferred but we can inquire about an exception
  • Couples must be married at least 1 year and one parent at least 21 years older than the child being adopted
  • One parent over 25 years old.
$186.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.
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Trudy

TrudyGirl, born 1998
HIV+

 

Trudy is the older sister of Tristan and Tatiana.

All three children can be adopted together or separately; they are currently in the same region, but in different orphanages.  We hope to find a family where they can stay together!

Huntley

30622080825Boy, born May 2002
HIV+

is a wonderful boy; they kept him at his orphanage as long as they could and he was recently transferred to an internat.

 

A family met him recently as said he is very mild-mannered and very, very sweet.

 

$1535.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Devora

Devora

Girl, born February 2002
Mental delay, HIV

Creative, eager

Devora is a real sweetie pie! She loves to have her head rubbed, and enjoys being tickled. Her smiles and giggles are absolutely heart melting! She does not talk, stand, or walk as far as I could tell. Her idea of mischief is to kick off a shoe or hide her arm inside of her sweatshirt, and she’d giggle as these things were corrected.

She seemed to find it very amusing when I would ask her where her hand was, then say “There it is” as I removed it from inside of her shirt. This became a game, and she would giggle as she hid her arm again as soon as I removed it from inside of her shirt. She is a very content little girl, and something as simple as a spiky ball could put a big grin on her face. I never saw her upset as long as she was allowed to play in either her bed or her chair, but she would become upset if I tried to move her to a more unfamiliar area to play.

$1396.70 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Zebadiah

Zebadiah-001Boy, born July 2001
PRC
HIV+

Handsome Zebadiah was found when he was 4 years old. He likes to play with other children and he know how to share. He can express his needs, but has difficulty with pronunciation. He doesn’t speak too often and has difficulty expressing his ideas, but he does get along well with others, respects his teachers and is popular with his caretakers and other children. Zebadiah can walk, run and jump freely, understand adults directions and has good self care skills. He studies in Grade 3 and has average marks. He likes to draw, knows simple English letters and has a good sense of observation.

Zebadiah is a good kid who is praised by his foster parents and teachers. He is waiting for his forever family to find him and help him reach his full potential.

$190.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Andrey

Boy, Born November 29, 2002

 

From our facilitator who has visited with him:

HIV.    His life story is very typical   The  boy doesn’t have brothers and sisters. His mother abandoned him at the delivery house,  the father was registered after the mother’s words.  Loves to construct, to draw, very assiduous,  wants to know  everything about What? Where? When and  Who?   Hardworking, can focus his attention and  be concentrated on the most important things.   Among children he is very supportive and friendly.

 

$206.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Melanie

31126202802Girl, born June 2000
HIV+

 

Sweet girl doesn’t have a great picture, but you can still  see how lovely she looks.   She seems so serious – would love to see her smiling, with her new family!

 

$54.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

George

Boy, born December 2003
George is HIV+

 

Such beautiful hazel eyes this boy has!

More photos available.

From an adoptive family who met him:“Keep in mind we met him in Summer/Fall 2012, and he is now in an internat that is very hard and difficult. When we met “George” he was such a sweet and soft spoken boy. We never saw him exhibit aggressive behavior and our daughter said he was a good friend of hers. He appeared to get along well with the others in the groupa, and always seemed to be smiling when we saw him. His sweet personality, smile, and demeanor captured our hearts. He was very capable of self care and even performed in a play while we were there. He also seemed to enjoy the music during the play and we caught him on camera dancing to the music in his seat while we waited for it to start.”

$957.44 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Sarai

SeraiGirl, born 2003
FAS, HIV

Sarai

 

Sarai should be in a family with no children or much older children; her behaviors are that of a younger child.  She has FAS, HIV, and tests positive for TB on the skin test.

She is so cute!

$1041.75 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

 

Jasmine

JasmineGuardian AngelThis beautiful girl is 13 years old and HIV+.

Jasmine came to the orphanage in 2008. She is doing very well in the orphanage and has learned a lot from the other kids at the home. She loves to dance and listen to music; she has a beautiful singing voice.

She enjoys playing with the younger kids and they in turn really look up to her. She is exceptionally beautiful with a smile that lights up the entire room. At times she is reserved but she is so eager to learn about any and everything. She is very good with technology and is learning how to use a computer.

  • Her orphanage will require a Christian family who can provide a letter of recommendation from their pastor. Interested families will need to send a letter of introduction to the orphanage and have their homestudy approved by the orphanage social worker before being able to be matched.
  • Families with six or less children at home preferred but we can inquire about an exception
  • Couples must be married at least 1 year and one parent at least 21 years older than the child being adopted
  • One parent over 25 years old.

 

$2708.40 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Jeanette

JeanetteGirl, born 2003
HIV, strabismus, congenital cataract (blind in right eye)
Mild to moderate mental delays, FAS, tuberculosis of the lymph nodes

 

Update March 2013:

Jeanette was exposed to alcohol prenatally.  She has issues with impulsivity/understanding consequences.   She is well-liked where she is, but needs additional support to succeed in school.  It’s recommended that Jeanette would do great with older children whom could help correct her behavior and could model appropriate behavioral for her.

She is very sweet and loves to draw, and color.  She pays great attention to detail in her drawings and when she is doing something she like to do like drawing she can sit still for a very long time doing it. She is also very funny and dramatic. She loves to act and dance and sing and make goofy faces and act silly to make people laugh. She could do well in a family but they would need to be prepared for FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).

$3340.45 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Eric

Boy, Born May 15, 2003
HIV+
$127.50 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.

Devon (Brian)

Devon11007070126 (1)Boy, Born October 15, 2001

 

Devon was previously listed as “Brian” — but it’s the same boy!  He’s so handsome, and still waiting for a family.

 

$2106.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

Donations are tax deductible.
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