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Kennedy

kennedy-e1473918190496Kennedy was born in July 2004 and found abandoned almost 6 months later. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and estropia.

I had the opportunity to spend time with Kennedy while volunteering on an advocacy trip in July 2013 and I just discovered that her adoption file was finally prepared in November 2015! I am SO happy to be able to advocate for this very sweet girl who is living in one of the better orphanages. The director of this orphanage works hard to provide decent care and has an excellent reputation for preparing children for adoption once they learn a family is coming. Almost all of the children are living with foster families on or off the orphanage grounds.

At the time of her report Kennedy was 11 years old and was receiving her education (in 3rd grade) through the orphanage. She was said to be cheerful, talkative, friends and had a ready smile. She actively greets classmates and teachers and likes to listen to music, sing, dance and draw. She is good at helping to take care of her younger foster sisters.

Kennedy’s language comprehension is good and she is able to communicate well although her pronunciation isn’t always right. In school she’s been learning Chinese, math, drawing, crafts, singing, labor skills, life adaptability and sports and health. She knows her colors, calendars, seasons, weather, simple math, etc.

Kennedy likes making friends and gets along with everyone. She is very happy when being praised, especially when she is told she’s pretty. She has good motor skills – can walk, run, jump and crawl. In PE class she follows directions to do simple exercises and enjoys participating in relay races and games. Her fine motor skills are also very good. She can pick up beans with two fingers, eat with chop sticks, hold and write letters and numbers with a pen.

Kennedy isn’t a picky eater and helps her foster mom clean up after meals. Sometimes she shows her foster mom her drawings and they get hung up on the wall.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Shaughan

2007, Nov. 2nd, Shaun ShaughanBoy, born November 2007
PRC
Congenital bilateral atresia of external acoustic meatus; congenital bilateral auricles deformity

Listed: Oct 24, 2014

Shaughan is a terrific little boy with a very manageable need! He is in care of a very well-run orphanage. Shaughan is diagnosed with bilateral atresia of external ears (moderate conductive hearing loss). Agency staff met him last year and said he is VERY sweet. A few adoptive families have met him too and have said that he is very sweet and precious! Shaughan’s file states that he is not affected by the atresia of the bilateral auricles. He likes being with and playing with other children. When called loudly, he will turn to you and smile to you happily. He likes helping his teacher- when the teacher praises him or affirms him, he gets very happy. Shaughan is also willing to help other children. He is extroverted, active, and restless. He is waiting for his family to find him. Are you the lucky family?

$10,420.40 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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Layla

layla-1 layla-3Girl, born December 2004
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Meet Layla! Layla is a sweet 11-year old girl who will be turning 12 this December! She has Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. She had received a heart surgery and since that time she has been doing great! She will be hosted here in the United States with a family over the upcoming holiday season, and interested families will have the opportunity to speak directly with the host family to learn more about this precious kiddo. She is very extroverted and loves to perform! She also loves to play with other kiddos and draw. She’s described as being very curious and independent.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Alissa #

alissaAlissa is 12 years old and has been living with a foster family since 2011. She is described as having a moderate developmental delay, some speech delays, and difficulty remembering things. Alissa has physically developed well, although she has some dental problems that would need to be addressed. She has exhibited aggression towards her caregivers, however, she appears to be attached to her foster parents. Alissa has been attending a special school since 2013, and during this time, her caregivers have seen her have significant cognitive improvements. She has a well developed imagination and is able to complete simple tasks, but struggles to focus on more complex tasks. Alissa is described as “emotionally unbalanced” and has a history of auto-aggression.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Ansel

ansel-1Boy, born 2003

Down syndrome

LA-E2

Ansel was relinquished to the children’s home when he was almost 2 years old; his family was unable to care for a child with special needs.

Ansel receives language and physical therapy once a week, and his vocabulary and social skills are improving!  He enjoys riding bikes, playing in the dirt, and watching Barney on TV.  His favorite foods are chicken with rice, yogurt, and cake.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Joey

joeyjoey-1josue2009Boy, born 2005

Down syndrome

LA-E1

Joey was left in the hospital at birth.  He is cleared for adoption and has been waiting for SO very long!  He has lived in the same children’s home since he was an infant.  He attends a school for children with special needs in the community.

Joey sounds like an active guy — he enjoys riding bikes, jumping on the trampoline, and running games.  He’s not a picky eater, and especially likes sweets.

Additional pictures available.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Zadie

sadieGirl, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Zadie gets along well with everyone in her foster home. She has 2 best friends in particular that she is often with. She loves riding her tricycle and doing puzzles. She is a good listener in school and is proud of her work.

 

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Vance

vance-2016Boy, born 2001Vance-001
Down syndrome

Listed April 3, 2013

Vance is a cute, outgoing boy, with a winning smile!  He loves to play outside – particularly swinging and playing soccer.   He enjoys drawing and playing with puzzles and bricks.

Vance has a significant speech delay, but interacts with others using gestures and expresses himself well.

Update October 2016:  paperwork being fixed!

From a family who met him in late 2016:  As is sometimes an issue for older children, Vance would probably be best suited in a family without young children.  He will greatly benefit from one on one focus in an experienced adoptive family.  He deserves life outside an institution where he can grow and learn appropriate social behaviors from typical peers and siblings. 

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Dominick

dominickBoy, born May 2004
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed October 2016

A recent adopting family met this boy, and spent time with Dominick on two different occasions.   They said:  “He is a very sweet boy who has expressed that he wants to be adopted. We have adopted two of his friends, and they pray every night that he can find his forever family too. Dominick has a sweet and loving personality that we know would be a blessing to any family.”

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Andrea

Andrea2AndreaGirl, born January 2006
PRC
Down Syndrome

Beautiful 10-year-old Andrea is a sweet girl agency staff met a year ago! Andrea has down syndrome, but is high functioning. She lives in a foster family with four siblings in an apartment on the grounds of the orphanage. She is attending a special education school inside the orphanage and her favorite thing to do and learn about is to listen to music and dance. Her vision and hearing were reported to be normal and she has no heart conditions. Andrea’s best friend is a boy in the orphanage who also has down syndrome. Her favorite color is red and she loves to play with Legos or toys you can take apart and build with. Her favorite food is meat.

Andrea understands everything she hears or is told. She repeats words and phrases. When she is happy, she will talk a lot. When she is upset, she stops talking. She also may not listen or respond when upset, but she is never aggressive. Andrea is very observant. She likes to watch and then copy. She can put on and take off her own clothes, but does need some help with buttons. Andrea can feed herself with a spoon. She is very helpful at school. Andrea is described as active, extroverted, playful, friendly, helpful, kind, and funny. She is a leader and she obeys most of the time, but can be stubborn at times.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Elina

ElinaGirl, 11 years old, possible FAS, low birth weight

Elina resides in the same foster family since she was 5 years old. She has a lot of interest including signing and playing saxophone. She is very athletic and participate is running competition. She needs to work on her behavior and self-control skills.

 

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Ace

ACGirl, 9 years old
M-OD

Ace is a 9 year old girl who is very cheerful, sensitive and affectionate. When she feels comfortable with people, she becomes playful, smiles and is affectionate. She enjoys company and demands constant attention from adults. It is generally hard for Ace to trust those around her. She seeks to establish relationships with those with whom she feels comfortable and secure in the area of basic and emotional needs. Ace is a sensitive girl that looks for others to protect her. Her vocabulary is limited and when she expresses herself verbally, she tends to change certain phonemes. Ace has been diagnosed as slightly intellectually disabled because of the social-emotional deprivation and malnutrition that she experienced in the early years of her life. Ace has significant artistic abilities and enjoys activities where she is the center of attention, such as dancing, music, singing and crafts. She demonstrates initiative when she makes up her own choreography and shows her friends the different movements. School motivates her. She wants very much to become a part of a family where her needs for affection will be met and where she can feel loved, protected and totally cared for.

We only have this child’s file for a short time.

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A.V.

AVBoy, 14 years old
M-OD
Intellectual delays

A.V. is a very cheerful and sociable child. He is affectionate, sensitive and empathetic to the needs of others. He usually protects the smallest children and is very happy when he realizes these children feel safe at his side. He enjoys being the leader during games and activities and sometimes corrects and scolds others when he gets angry. A.V. seeks out emotional closeness with those who are most meaningful for him. He is used to demanding attention and being possessive with material things and with individuals with whom he identifies. e has adapted very easily to the rules where he lives and usually demonstrates an attitude of service. A.V. adapts to change without much of a problem. His reports are positive in terms of relationships, adaptation and showing great resilience. A.V. has difficulty expressing himself verbally when he articulates words. In his relationships with the other children that live at the institution, A.V. is friendly, prudent and respectful. An evaluation concluded that his intellectual abilities are border line and this is directly related to his perinatal history and social deprivation associated with abuse and malnutrition.

We only have this child’s file for a short time.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Grace

GCGirl, 12 years old
M-OD

Grace is a sensitive, cheerful, responsible and expressive child. She is a very responsible with respect to the tasks she has been assigned and she feels proud when she shows others the results. Cognitively Grace has short attention and concentration spans, and has difficulty reading and writing. She is diagnosed with having a generalized neuro-developmental delay due to cerebral immaturity. It is important for Grace to have structure and clear and simple limits that she can follow. She enjoys special times when she can feel being emotionally close to someone and when she experiences that, she is sensitive and cooperative. Grace has a great need to repair the damage that her background has caused in her. She deeply desires to heal her wounds and feel loved. This hope-filled desire is what has allowed Grace to adapt in her daily life and experience notable emotional development.

We only have this child’s file for a short time.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Maxim

maxim-2016maxim-2016Boy, born 2005

Arnold-Chiari syndrome, compensated hydrocephalus, flail legs, chronic pyelonephritis, nanism
subclinical hypothyroidism, Mild mental delays

Listed: May 22, 2015

VERY friendly, outgoing and happy, smart and tolerant to others. He likes to play with other children. He wants to be adopted.

From a family who met him:  Wonderful cheerful smiling boy! So grateful for little gifts, and eager to rush back to his groupa to share the goodies. He can wheel himself around very well.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Declan

DeclanBoy, born October 2005
PRC
Albinism

Listed: August 6, 2015

Declan is an easy going and quiet boy who was admitted to the orphanage as a newborn and has lived there ever since. He has albinism and nystagmus (involuntary eye movements). Declan is able to attend school and makes average grades. It is said that he listens carefully to the teachers and respects them. He also loves to do hard work and earns awards from the teachers. Declan enjoys numbers and studying. He is a leader that unites his classmates. Declan loves to be outside in all types of weather, including snow. He gets along well with the other children and he likes playing games and playing on the outdoor playground equipment. Once he gets to know you a little, he becomes talkative and has a ready smile. He has strong language skills and expresses himself well. He doesn’t see objects clearly due to his weaker vision, so his actions can seem a bit timid and slow, but he does see colors fine. Declan’s gross motor development is stronger than his fine motor skills. He adapts easily and has strong self care skills. When it comes to eating, Declan has a reputation for having possibly the largest appetite in the dining room! Declan has waited long enough for a family- please help us find this great boy a family!

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Mikale, Mathew, and Margot

3.sibsTwo brothers, born 2005 & 2006; sister born 2012

Listed: Sept 1, 2016

Mikale’s intellectual and emotional development is proper to the age. He doesn’t have any behavioral problems.

Mathew has aphasia and special education due to motor aphasia. But he made a progress in his development.

Margot is a very cheerful girl and she needs early support in her development.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Chantelle-Ann

chantelle

chantelle1Girl, born 2001
Down syndrome, mental delay, crossed eyes

Listed: Feb 1, 2016

She doesn’t talk, she likes to dance very much.

From a family who met her in September 2016:  “Chantelle-Ann is a healthy, physically strong child.  She will be best served as the youngest child, with teen or adult siblings who are experienced with international adoption.  We did witness some assertive behaviors that will need to be worked through over time.  Chantelle-Ann deserves a loving family, not life in an adult mental institution.  She ages out next year.  We’re praying for the right family to come for her! “

 

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Justin John

Justin2Boy, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 16, 2016

Justin is a sweet boy with a great sense of humor. He loved making silly faces when we were taking his picture. He is an intelligent little guy who is super well-mannered. While visiting him, we observed him clean up his candy wrappers, wipe off his mouth, and wash his hands without being told to. He is well behaved in school and always follows rules and instructions. Justin relates well with peers and adults and loves to help out and play with the younger children. Justin adjusts well to change as he started a new class this semester and adapted well with no problems. Justin is also very detail oriented. He is well organized and can describe something he saw with great detail. Justin is in third grade in a special education school that focuses more on social and basic living skills. He is able to read and write simple words and phrases. He enjoys picture books, animals, and coloring. One of his favorite things to do is play games with a basketball. While visiting Justin, he was great at repeating English words. We pointed to different body parts and he repeated, “eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, ears”. He also counted to ten with us!

Justin has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. He lived in a foster home when he was younger but now lives in the orphanage. Justin understands what a family is and expressed that he very much wishes to have a mom and a dad of his own. What a blessing he will be to a family.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Chessa

Chessa2Girl, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome, repaired heart condition

Listed: August 16, 2016

Chessa is a rule follower, very verbal, easily able to answer questions and express herself. Her favorite animals are a dog, cat and giraffe. She is mobile and able to walk and run. Although she needs instruction when showering, she is able to dress herself and is toilet trained. Her nannies reported that she eats very slowly. She told us that her favorite foods are watermelon, eggplant and oranges.

Her personality is described as outgoing, active, interactive with a good attention span. She is a very sweet young lady who loves singing and dancing. Chessa attends a special education class within the orphanage and her academic performance was described as pretty good. Her gross and fine motor skills are good. She is not able to read or write but enjoys drawing and coloring. Her language is easy to understand.

We are hopeful that a family will give her a chance!

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Mara

Mara-1596Girl, born 2005
T-G
neurodegenerative disease (encephalomyelopathy), scoliosis, global developmental delay (mild-mod.), leg length discrepancy w/low muscle tone, low muscle tone in right hand

Listed: August 3, 2016

Total sweet heart alert! The agency’s team got to see Mara for the second time when they visited in May!

With total politeness she asked for a pack of gummy snacks. A girl that knows what she wants. Soon she was showing off her talent to color! Wow does this girl have skill. Colors all out and organized, color page tilted ever so slightly, and bent into the coloring pose she started her master piece. As we watched she made the most deep-in-thought faces as she decided exactly how she wanted the final product to be.

Mara is such a gentle soul. She has an adorable smirk and wise, knowing eyes. She loves drawing, puzzles and going to school. And she was very, very pleased with her new haircut– she “likes it short because it’s easier to fix and much cooler”. She is so incredibly persistent, such as hard worker. Her foster mom said “She is always like this. She comes home from school and does her work, I never have to remind her. She doesn’t even stop to eat her snack until she has completed all her work.” What an amazing kid!

Mara has a neurodegenerative disease — that is an umbrella term for the progress loss of function of her nervous system. She also has scoliosis. She gets occupational and physical therapy weekly and her foster mom says it has really helped her posture and endurance. Mara walks, goes up and down stairs and can even jump. She has weakness in her arms and legs, but she really impressively compensates when doing daily activities. She is independent with dressing, bathing, and eating.

Unfortunately, we don’t know specifics about Mara’s disease or how fast it will progress. She was seen by a neurologist in 2010, but they were not able to reach an official diagnosis. They refer to it as “encephelomylopathy” in her official paperwork, which is, again, an umbrella term for any disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Sweet Mara is such a joy. She deserves a family who will be detectives and help determine what is causing her weakness. She deserves a family that will challenge her with puzzles, math problems and lots of therapy. She deserves a family that will be there, whether the disease progresses rapidly or very slowly. She deserves love. She deserves her family.

Mara is a go getter. She is sweet. She is looking for her forever family. Could that be you?

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Mercedes

mercedesGirl, born 2005

Deaf; bilateral sensorineural hearing loss; valgus deformity; disease of biliary tract; other disease of pancreas

Listed: July 26, 2016

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Sterling

sterlingBoy, born 2002

Microcephaly; spastic tetraparesis; congenital brain malformation; severe mental delays; crossed eyes

Listed: July 26, 2016

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Corey

Corey-001Boy, born July 2001
Down Syndrome, Torticollis

Listed: July 2016

He only has one year to find his family. Otherwise he will spend the rest of his life in an institution.

 

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Tamarix

TamarixGirl, born 2004Tamarix
PRC
Deaf

Listed: June 2016

Tamarix is a strong willed girl who is 12 years old. Tamarix came into care as a baby, and was found to have a CHD (ASD – already repaired), a cataract of her right eye (post surgery), and congenital deafness. Tamarix is quite able to care for her own needs. She attends a school for the deaf, where she has learned sign language (CSL). Tamarix prefers to do things her own way (remember the strong willed part?), and can be very stubborn. Tamarix has 2 years to find a family before she ages out. It is difficult to say if Tamarix understands adoption, and what it will mean for her life. We know the great difficulties she will face as she becomes an adult with hearing loss in her country. We hope there is a family who will be able to give her the love and support she will need.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Dabney

DabneyBoy, born November 2003
PRC
Severe disorders of mental development; agenesis of corpus callosum; rickets

It is believed Dabney has Down syndrome (as it is listed his file twice) but there had not been a karyotype to confirm.

Listed:  June 2016

Dabney is said to be fairly “high functioning”. He needs to be adopted prior to his 14th birthday, or he will age out and remain an orphan.  His report is outdated; but as of 2009 he had good self-help skills, and was described as helpful and talented.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Guiliana

Guiliana (3)Guiliana (2)Girl, born January 2004
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

Guiliana came into care when she was about two and a half years old. She has Down Syndrome and has been living in a foster family since 2007. In 2015, Guiliana can do self-care skills including putting on clothes, bathing and toileting skills and she attends school. At home, Guiliana helps take care of younger siblings and holds their hands firmly when going outdoors. There is a younger sister, who just joined the foster family who is scared of strangers and refused to be fed by foster parents. So Guiliana tried to feed her and surprisingly she allowed Guiliana to feed her. She is a helper at home and sweeps the floor after meals. Guiliana has good appetite and eats well.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Yancey

YanceyBoy, born Oct 2003
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

Yancey is a handsome boy who is loved by many at his care center. Though he has very few words, Yancy has a great deal of intelligence and understanding of everything that goes on around him. Yancy’s files list him as having mild mental delay, but also in his file Down Syndrome is noted. He has had a chromosomal test to confirm Down Syndrome.

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/2VqLIP03CxY

From someone who met Yancey in May 2016:  “I got to meet Yancy yesterday for the first time, outside playing in the playground. He was such a lovely boy to play with, and it was clear he does have good understanding and is a bright boy. We played on the trampoline for a while, and he loved being picked up and for me to carry him as I jumped up and down. One of the younger kindergarten classes from the ICC centre were having class outside and he went and stood with them as they looked inside the tiny fish pond. He was with them for quite a few minutes until they went back inside. I sensed a desire to learn. Although he did not speak much, he was still able to communicate using gestures. (I wonder would he pick up ASL well?)
I then sat with him for at least ten or fifteen minutes, as he played with the plastic flowers in the tiny fishpond. He blew on them and swished them around in the water. He was happy and content!

It was such a pleasure to meet Yancy and I hope to get to spend some more time with him in the days and weeks to come. I would love to see him adopted into a forever family who can help continue his development and give him a brighter future than is possible in the setting he is in.”

From someone who met Yancey in Sept 2015:  “Please someone give Yancey a chance!! He has Down Syndrome, and from playing with him for about half an hour yesterday and seeing him again today, he seems like a bright boy who would do so well in a family!    I met Yancy for the first time, outside playing on the playground. He was such a lovely boy to play with, and it clear he does have good understanding and is a bright boy. We played on the trampoline for a while, and he loved being picked up and for me to carry him as I jumped up and down. One of younger kindergarten classes were having class outside, and he went and stood with them as they looked inside the tiny fish pond. He was with them for quite a few minutes until they went back insides. I sensed a desire to learn. Although he did not speak much, he was still able to communicate using gestures. I then sat with him for at least 10-15 minutes, as he played with the plastic flowers in the tiny fish pond. He blew on them and swished them around in the water. He was happy and content!”

I would love to see him adopted into a forever family who can help continue his development and give him a brighter future than is possible in the setting he is in.”

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Older Child Grant — Other Angels

AdamLizzie (1)Beginning May 6, 2016, children age 10 & up are eligible for a $10,000 grant.  Older children with special needs other than Down syndrome are referred to as “Other Angels” on the Reece’s Rainbow website.

**34** Other Angel grants have been awarded!

 

We are currently fundraising to help rebuild this grant fund!

 

Additional information available on the new Older Child Grant policy.

For a list of children who are eligible for these grant funds:  Older Other Angel Boys     and     Older Other Angel Girls  and    Other Angel Children (HIV)

To donate to the Older Child Grants (Other Angels) and help the grant grow:


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 on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

Checks can be mailed to:  Reece’s Rainbow
PO Box 277
Monrovia MD  21770

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Older Child Grant — Down Syndrome

Lana Dec 2015Adam 2014_2jayce-aBeginning May 6, 2016, children age 10 & up are eligible for a $10,000 grant.

**5** grants have previously been awarded!

These older children with Down syndrome currently have $525,000+  which creates **52** MORE $10,000 grants still available!

Additional information available on the new Older Child Grant policy.

For a list of children who are eligible for these grant funds:  Older Boys with Down Syndrome  and  Older Girls with Down SyndromeBeth

To donate to the Older Child Grants (Down syndrome) and help the grant pool grow:


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 on how to adopt this child, please visit our Contact Page.

Checks can be mailed to:  Reece’s Rainbow
PO Box 277
Monrovia MD  21770

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Gus #

Gus (2) Gus (1)Boy, born 2005
Down syndrome

Listed: May 3, 2016

Gus is an amazing little boy who just needs a chance! He walks, plays appropriately with some toys, loves to bathe. He loves to be tickled and has the best giggle. He seems to be able to form appropriate bonds, as he was particularly attached to a couple of workers at his orphanage, and sought them out when he felt anxious. He loves to be held and cuddled and he loves to be sung to. Gus would do best in a family with older children. He did display some aggression towards smaller children when they invaded his space. He is a precious, loving boy and will absolutely flourish in a family.

 

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Carver L22

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born June 2004

Carver has greyish-blue eyes and blond hair.

Psychomotor development delay. Behavioral disorders – F92.8 (Other mixed disorders of conduct and emotions), F81.3 (Mixed disorder of scholastic skills). Hypermetropia.

Listed: April 27, 2016

The boy likes to be praised and to receive attention. He wants to be the first and the best, and if it is not so, he shows his dissatisfaction. The boy is very good at making things from clay and plastic, he enjoys that very much. He also likes sports, he is interested in dances and likes to listen to the music. The boy has behavioral problems, he gets angry quickly, sometimes he has tantrums, for example in cases when he lacks attention or something has not happened the way he wants or expects, then he may throw objects, overthrow furniture. The boy is inwardly sweet, but he is spiky from outside. The boy studies in a specialized boarding school for children with mental health disturbances due to behavioral problems, but his cognitive abilities are in average level. Previously the boy has had a surgery for his nose, which has been unsuccessful in terms of visual outcome, but it is surgically correctable. The boy wants to be adopted.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Sam and Sue L2

boysillouettenophotogirlsillouettenophoto2 siblings, adoptable together or separately; brother, born in 2005, and sister, born in late 2006

Sam has light blue eyes and light brown hair; Autism with behavioral disorders and speech deficiency on organic background.

Listed: April 27, 2016

The boy likes to play with Lego, he is able to concentrate for a long time and to make beautiful buildings from Lego blocks. The boy is able to find activities for himself. He is rather peaceful, prefers to play alone as he finds it difficult to make friends with other children. The boy likes to watch cartoons, to spend time outside, is able to help adults with some chores. The boy attends specialized boarding school, his grades are average. The boy has marked speech, cognitive and emotional disorders, and difficulties to adapt to new surroundings. Relationship with his sister is not very cordial. The boy often has a course of medical treatment and periodically he stays in psycho-neurological hospital.

Sue has light blue eyes and light brown hair; mild mental retardation with significant impairment of behavior requiring attention or treatment, Language development delay.

The girl likes to play with a doll, to wheel the doll around in a toy pushchair. She likes to be in the center of attention, she tries to participate in other activities, but her actions are not always productive. She likes to watch cartoons sometimes, and to spend time outside. The girl is not able to concentrate for long. The girl attends specialized boarding school. The girl has marked cognitive and emotional disorders, difficulties to adapt to new surroundings. The girl often has a course of medical treatment and periodically she stays in psycho-neurological hospital.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Royce and Ryan L19

boysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophoto2 siblings, adoptable together or separately; older brother, born in 2005, and younger brother, born in late 2006.

Royce, the oldest brother, has brown eyes and brown hair.

Listed: April 27, 2016

He has a heavy and pronounced sensorineural hearing impairment. Speech and language disorders. Hyperkinetic behavior disorders.  He has difficulties with concentration and focus. The boy must use hearing aid regularly, must be consulted by a speech therapist.

He is attending a specialized school for children with hearing impairment, in a simplified program. He likes working with computer, watching TV, roller-skating and riding a bicycle. He gladly takes part in hobby groups. The boy has adjusted to the community of the institution partially. He enjoys being alone, but has adapted to new surroundings well, he is active, friendly, communicative.  The boy has low motivation for studying, he has behavior issues – sometimes he can mistreat other children and then lay blame on others. There have been cases when he has taken things that don’t belong to him.  The boy wishes to live in a place where others understand sign language. The boy has expressed a wish to be adopted abroad, because he had good experience in a host program.
Ryan, the younger brother, has brown eyes and brown hair.

His diagnoses: mental development delay with pronounced behavior issues on the background of a social and pedagogical neglect.

He is currently attending a specialized boarding school. His level of knowledge is lowered, the boy reads slowly, cannot tell a story about what he just read. The boy has issues with both writing and simple mathematic calculations. The boy is very active, very brave and smiles a lot, but has behavior issues. Pronounced anger can be seen when the boy is tired. The boy regularly argues with his older brother, they provoke each other. It may or may not be caused by the fact that the boy doesn’t know sign language that is a big obstacle in creating a good communication with the brother. The boy requires attention, emotional support and individual approach.

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Camden

Camden2 Camdenboy, born 2006

Microcephaly; Spastic tetraparesis

Listed: April 25, 2016

updated pics/video! August 2016
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He will be transferred to a handicapped children orphanage with no big chance to survive there. It may happen at the begining of 2017. He needs a family ASAP. He is very good and friendly child. 

He has a good potential but no chance for any development in the orphanage. They will place him into the orphanage for handicapped children in a village with no chance for normal life.

His sister was adopted domestically a while ago. Please, help to place him in a loving family!

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April L7

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on 2006

April lives with a foster family since 2007.  Foster family does not wish to adopt the child because the family believes that in the child’s best interest is to ensure the adoption abroad, as in this way child would have access to better medical care and more opportunities.

Suspected celiac disease; milk allergy.  Delivery complications, premature birth.  Low hemoglobin levels (anemia), congenital heart disease

Listed:  April 25, 2016

April has grey-bluish eyes, blond hair. The girl has a significant development progress, she can walk and even run, girl contacts with other children, carries out simple instructions. The girl has begun to develop speech- separate words. The girl attends massage, remedial gymnastics and takes part in therapy on regular basis. The girl starts to show interest in animals – when she rides a horse during Reiter therapy time, she touches the animal, observes foals with interest.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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John, Jake and Jared L13

boysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophotoboysillouettenophoto3 brothers: the oldest brother, born 2006, 2007 & 2008

Listed: April 24, 2016

These boys need a family where they can stay together – a family prepared for for a lot of activity!

Oldest brother (Josh) is in process of adoption; these three boys are still available.

John grey-bluish eyes and light brown hair color.  He has disturbance of activity and attention (ADD)

The boy is active and dapper. He requires special attention to be focused towards him, the boy wants to be the first in every area. The boy studies averagely but he fulfills and finishes given tasks and the boy has interest doing them. The boy does not like chaos, he likes everything to be in order. He takes care of his younger brother, defends him in conflict situations with other children. The boy has vision problems, he wears glasses. Comparing to the way he used to behave, now the boy has become calmer, signs of hyperactivity have reduced, attends preschool institution and folk dances. The boy needs to receive lots of attention and love, the boy has expressed a wish for new parents, he dreams about having a mother and a father and imagines how it would be like having a family;

Jake has blue eyes and light hair color. He is farsighted (hypermetropia).

The boy likes talking and telling, he is sweet, friendly, active and dapper. The boy has average level of skills in studies. Since the boy resides in the out-of-family care institution, he has become calmer, signs of hyperactivity have reduced. The boy dreams about having a mom and a dad, a real family. He has family relationship with brothers. The boy needs additional attention and love to be focused towards him, the boy wishes to have new parents.

Jared is the youngest brother; he has grey-bluish eyes and light hair color.  He is healthy.

He is inquisitive, friendly and lovely. The boy is longing for family. He needs additional attention and lots of love. The boy perceives himself as belonging to his only family he has ever known – his brothers. Development of the child corresponds to age;

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Aniah #3-8

Aniah2_April 2016

Aniah_April 2016Age: 13
Diagnosis: dwarfism

Listed: April 15, 2016

Aniah walks, plays with toys, enjoys music class and playing hide and seek. She is not talking at this time, but responds to her name and basic commands.

Photos and videos from April 2016 are available through the agency.

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Dennis #1-41

Dennis (1)Age: 13
Diagnosis: delays in development

Listed: March 31, 2016

Dennis is living in a group home. His gross motor skills are developed, but his fine motor skills are not developed enough. It is hard to get his active attention. The passive attention prevails. His concentration is weak, and he is not good at memorizing. There is no logical thinking. His drawings are mainly scribbles, but some shapes can be distinguished. Intellectual development – mild mental delay in the development of the intellect. The child draws attention to himself on purpose. He is loving and emotional, sometimes even obsessive. He sometimes shows verbal aggression when defending his personal space. High level of anxiety is observed. He is communicative and when communicating he can express his feelings. He seeks the company of older children and adults. He doesn’t have notion of authority and hierarchy in school. He likes to sing and dance.

The child prefers to play alone. It is hard for him to fit in a group. He can read short words and when writing he writes in a straight line. His active and passive vocabulary has improved. He can count till 100 without knowing the algorithm of forming the numbers. He is in 5th grade and needs help and solicitation. He has self-service skills and can feed himself. He is independent when in familiar surroundings. He has a positive attitude towards adoption.

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Tammy #1-38

TammyAge: 12
Diagnosis: Mental delays

Listed: March 31, 2016

Tammy is calm and sometimes shy and uncertain of her abilities. She is shy when communicating and doesn’t trust strangers. She understands and follows rules and has self-care skills. She showers on her own and feeds herself by using utensils. She strives to be independent when dealing with different situations. Her visual and hearing memory is developed and the presence of long term memory is observed regarding things that impressed her. She often gets confused about situations that happened at different time and mixes them in one. Her attention is stable and focused but with limited capacity and distribution. She can not determine the logical sequence and the cause-effect relation. She can not differentiate the tasks in terms of importance and time, which hinders her success. Her imagination is not developed. She speaks correctly and can have a conversation. She has formed a concept of her personality, culture, communication in a family or social situation, for the most important holidays, animals and seasons. She has extensive notions regarding objects and terms in her surroundings, the natural phenomena, different animals and plants, the human body and health.

The child is acquainted with the possibility of being adopted and wants to have a family that will care for her. She often plays a game of “family” and she is the mother.

Photos and videos from March 2016 are available through the agency. FEES ARE REDUCED FOR HER ADOPTION.

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Simeon and Charlotte

Guardian AngelCharlotteSimeon, Born October 2007
Significantly delayed; Cerebral palsy
Charlotte, born 2002
significantly delayed

Listed February 22, 2011

Simeon is a beautiful Roma child with dark hair and big brown eyes.  He is significantly delayed, and diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  We are trying to get more information on his social history.  Simeon is a fraternal twin, whose sister has already been adopted.

Simeon is described as mostly non-verbal, and is not able to walk on his own.  There just seems to be so much potential for him in a family environment.  He is already an outcast because of his darker skin and will be left institutionalized – and likely bedridden — if not adopted.

From a family who visited with him in 2011:  Simeon is barely responsive to stimuli, but I believe that could change if he received regular, loving attention.  I didn’t observe any of the orphanage workers spending much time interacting with him.  There were times that I was able to get him to smile and grip my hand.  After a few days, he was even able to clap!  But most of the time he is staring off in any direction and seems completely unable to control most of his movements.  He was always either lying down or propped up in a sitting position.  I never heard him speak.  I also never heard him cry or fuss. Overall, a very calm child.

Married couples only, larger families and older parents welcome.

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Jack

Jack-2004 (2)Boy, born April 2004
PRC
bilateral cleft lip and palate – repaired; ear deformities and partial hearing loss

Listed: March 14, 2016
Jack desperately wants to be adopted! Jack was born with bilateral cleft lip and palate, which was repaired when he was two.He has some ear deformities, and has partial hearing loss. In spite of that, he communicates freely. His communication skills have taken a big leap forward in the past couple of years. He is very tall, and has beautiful big eyes and long eyelashes. Jack is friendly and outgoing. He plays well the the other children, and they like him a lot. He has many friends.He loves to make things, and his favorite activity is handcrafts. He would love to become an engineer, because he likes to fix things. He also thinks that if he was an engineer, he could make a lot of money and but a car. Jack likes noodles, dumplings and chicken. Oh, and chocolate too, he tells me with a laugh.He is still hopeful that he might be chosen, even though he has waited so long.

Jack is so eager to have a family and go to America. This is his dream. He asks the caregivers constantly if a family is coming for him. He asked me, “Is it today?”

From his host mama:
Jack is a great kid who likes to engage people with his sense of humor. He has a lot of energy but can focus and be still when needed. He is very willing to try new things. He is easy going and has been happy to go along with our family’s routines. He loves to make things with his hands in a constructive and mechanical way and likes to figure out how things work.

He has moderate hearing loss in the right ear, but it does not hinder him. He communicates well and is picking up English words easily. His repaired cleft lip/palate do not seem to bother his speech and he prefers soft foods, noodles being his favorite.

He does not appear to have much confidence in school work and struggles and or quits when he can’t do something well. He doesn’t have many social skills but that is to be expected and will require patience and attention to help him “catch-up”. However his manners are perfect and he is very sweet with the younger children in the hosting group.

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Kade, Tyce and Piper

KADE, TYCE, PIPERHere is a terrific three! These siblings have been though their share of life. Kade is the youngest at approx. 11 years old, and healthy.  His older full sister Piper is 13. Their half-brother Tyce is 12 and suffers from some mental and physical delays. He is a very sweet boy who has been very poorly treated. These three lost their parents when they died during the Ebola epidemic. Piper herself had and beat the virus, but has some lingering side effects from the virus.

Listed:  March 8, 2016

Their preliminary investigation is complete.

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Frank and Nikki

girlsillouettenophoto boySiblings:  Frank, born 2004 and Nikki, born 2007

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Listed: February 25, 2016

Frank lives in the foster family with his younger sister. He is happy and a nice boy. He is independent and very scrupulous and he always try to do his best. He has a good sense of humor and he is very polite.

Frank has FAS, the intrauterine growth restriction, microcephaly, dysmorphic face. He has asymmetry of the posture, not full balance and incomplete lateralization.

His intellectual development is lower than the average level at his age. His development is not steady in practical-consultation tasks. Frank is much better in working in verbal tasks. His strong side is good eyes perception, lower is the verbal and conceptual thinking and direct memory.

Nikki is very nice and open girl. She lives with her older brother Frank in the foster family. She has a good contact with children in her age and with the adults. She is very caring and understanding. She is independent, has a good sense of humor. She studies well at school.

Nikki has the intrauterine growth restriction, microcephaly, dysmorphic face. She has an asymmetry of the posture.

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Greg #

GregBoy, born September 2005

Listed: February 23, 2016

Greg has mental developmental delays and delayed speech. His ability to communicate is delayed but improving; he can connect words in a simple sentence to express his desires.

Greg is emotionally reserved and enjoys playing by himself. He will interact with others for a time but quickly withdraws from social situations. Greg enjoys taking apart toys, and is able to group shapes and tell parts of the human body. He is able to feed and dress himself, sleeps well, and is comfortable using the toilet. Greg’s gross motor skills are well developed.

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Bailee

Bailey CollageGirl, born November 2005
PRC
arthrogryposis

Listed: Feb 21, 2016

Sweet 10-year-old Bailee is diagnosed as having arthrogryposis, which affects her knees, ankles and elbows. She is a very capable and independent girl despite her limb differences. In November 2015, she received surgery to improve her mobility and she is currently going through rehabilitation for walking. Bailee participates in the big sister program in her institute. Her teachers say she is polite, gets along well with other children, and loves studying. Although she was able to walk with support a little prior to her recent surgery, she had mostly been using a wheelchair to get around. Her teachers report that she is very smart, independent, and capable. Bailee learned to write her name after being shown only once and seldom asks for help. She is strong and very self-reliant both inside and outside of class and laughs happily when she is praised by her teachers. She is well liked and supported by her friends and classmates. Although the orphanage staff say her fingers aren’t affected by arthrogryposis, they do report some weakness in them. She is able to hold a pencil to write many words, do addition and subtraction, and feed herself.

Bailee enjoys singing, crafts, and drawing. Her teacher said that while all of the other children color a page working from the top to the bottom, Bailee starts at the bottom and colors up. When asked why, she replied: “I just want to be different from others.” Bailee is happy in the institute but also has a good attitude about adoption. Her orphanage prepares children very well for families and takes great care of their kids too! Bailee is willing to be adopted by foreigners so she’ll have more friends and people to love her. She told our staff that she would like to have siblings. She also shared that her favorite toys are Barbie dolls and that she likes the color blue. She said she hopes to go to college to become a teacher. What an inspiration this girl will be to the family who says “YES” to her!

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Warner and Walden

Warden-WaldenBoy, born 2012
PRC
Twin brothers
Premature; one brother has autism
Listed: February 11, 2016

Warner and Walden are two handsome twin boys who are currently living in different foster families. They see each other periodically but do not have a close relationship. Their reports indicate that they were both born prematurely due to their low weights at the time they were found. Over time, they both increased their food intake and grew in strength.

When Warner was nearly 2 years of age, he could walk steadily, follow simple instructions, and speak 3-5 simple words. He could be stubborn at times like many toddlers, like throwing food he didn’t like in the trash when his foster mom wasn’t looking. He’s an active, outgoing kid who likes interacting with others and playing with toys with other children. According to an update October 2015, he’s made great progress with his communication and language skills; he can answer questions about his name and age, count to 20, express his wants and needs, knows children’s names, and can even recite poems. He has become more independent and can dress himself, feed himself, and use the bathroom. He feels closest to his foster mom and has a few close friends he likes playing with the most. Even though he can be stubborn at times and has an occasional quarrel with his younger foster sister, he still shows his empathy and kindness by helping with chores around the house and even offering his foster parents a back rub when he knows they’re tired!

Walden loves playing with toys, especially ones that make sounds! When he gets a new toy, he likes to shake it first; he’s particularly enthralled by car toys that make engine-like sounds. As an infant, he had some motor development delays; he could crawl and eventually learned to walk, though a bit unsteadily, just before he turned 2 years old. He did not cry often as an infant, and could babble sounds like “ma” and “ah wei”. He would get excited during mealtimes and adorably babble “muma” and scoot closer to anyone holding food. He responds better to familiar people and feels closest to his foster parents, sometimes even putting his arms around them for comfort. When he’s upset, he balls up his fists and his body shakes; his parents help him calm down by holding him and taking him outside. He can recognize his name and although his language skills are limited, he can understand simple instructions. He will sometime engage in repetitive self-soothing behaviors when he feels alone and would benefit from redirection to help him find other ways to comfort himself. An evaluation completed in 2014 suggests a possibility of mild to moderate autism due to his low engagement and minimal communication with others. An update from 2015 tells us he has improved his ability to make eye contact, and can still point to express his wants and needs (for example, when he wants to eat or watch his favorite cartoons). Walden would benefit from a loving, supportive environment and specialized education tailored to his needs.

The current agency has a $4000 grant available to assist families that qualify with the cost of this adoption.

$5,045.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kelvin Philip

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Boy, born January 2007
Down syndrome

Listed: September 23, 2013

Handsome Kelvin is 8 years old, and waiting for his family!

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From a family who met him in June 2014:

This calm little guy came up to me with pleading eyes for attention and is just so polite. God has heard his prayers, and now he is listed for adoption! He is not overbearing or competitive at all. Rather, he is observant and inquisitive. He is about the size of a six year-old and just so gentle. I would take him home in a heartbeat if he was available before. He takes turns riding the red wagon around the orphanage grounds as the bigger boys pull him, and he gestures politely for fresh fruit when he sees it is available. He is kind to other children. He says a few words in his native language, and listened carefully when I was giving descriptions of my family photos. I have confidence that he would do wonderfully in any kind of family, and it is obvious– he can surely reciprocate love! He enjoyed throwing balls, going on walks, playing see-saw, and listening to English descriptions. Whoever adopts this little love will be so blessed to call him a beloved son.

$3,853.27 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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Tracy and Bart

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barttraceybart-2Boy, born 2003
Cleft lip

Girl, born 2002
Healthy

Listed: February 1, 2016

They must be adopted together!
Tracy is the best student in her class! She loves art, sewing, singing and dance.

Bart likes soccer and to play games.

 

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Elijah

elijah-collage-2016Boy, born June 2003
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed January 26, 2016

TWO VIDEOS:  

Video 1- shows you how capable he is (warning that smile might steal your heart) https://vimeo.com/151409460
Video 2…. You can hear him say Mama and Baba in video can you imagine the disappointment he will feel if he ages out 🙁!!! https://vimeo.com/151409534

 

Elijah was found abandoned at the orphanage gate at five years old. On admission to the institute it was found that he suffered from cerebral palsy, was tested to have normal intelligence and was found to have weakened lower limbs. Although he tried, he could not walk, and he was given a wheelchair. He showed his strong will, and integrated into the group life in the institute. At the age of 7 years, he liked to play games with peers and share the toys with other children. He is polite to others, and always smiles at strangers who visit the orphanage.

He has received physical therapy at the institute, and after great diligence and perseverance on Elijah’s part, he can now walk slowly while holding onto handrails. In the institute, he is an obedient and sensible boy, and he is adored by the caretakers and medical staffs. The nannies and orphanage directors hope a family will chose him as he will make a wonderful addition to any family.

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Kipper

Kipper (2)

Kipper (1)Boy, born October 2006
PRC
Hearing Impaired

Listed: January 26, 2016

Kipper is a handsome and outgoing boy who is 9 years old. (Note: his photos from his file have spots on them…these are not skin blemishes) He came to the orphanage when he was about 3 months old. They discovered he had hearing loss, with no other developmental issues. Kipper began “language recovery training” when he was 4 years old. At that time, his left ear was at 90dB, with his right ear having more hearing ability at 75dB. Kip had no language at 4 years old. He attended the language center during the week, then returned to the orphanage each weekend. He received hearing aids in 2010, and was soon able to repeat words and phrases. He is now able to speak in full sentences. Sometimes Kipper’s speech can be hard to understand, but for the most part, he can communicate with others with no problem. Kipper is a very smart boy, who quickly learns new skills. He has a fantastic memory, and can quickly recall passwords he has only seen one time. Kipper is a very compassionate boy, who looks out for the other kids. One friend at the orphanage is blind. He and Kipper are good friends, and he is able to understand what Kipper says every time. He refers to Kipper as his eyes, since Kipper helps him so much. Kipper is a sweet, active, energetic, and loving boy who wants to have a family of his own. He is inquisitive, polite, and eager to learn. He will be such a great addition to a loving family!

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Lane

laneBoy, born 2003

Cerebral palsy, tetraparetic form

Listed: December 28, 2015

So sweet!

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Anton

antonBoy, born 2003

Cerebral Palsy, tetraparesis, microcephaly, convulsive disorder, chest deformation, severe mental delays, crossed eyes, nystagmus

Listed: December 28, 2015

Look at the light in his eyes!

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Miles

miles

Boy, born 2002

Severe mental retardation as a result of CP, spastic monoparesis (severe form), convulsive disorder

Listed: December 28, 2015

 

Sweet boy needs a family!  He still has light in his eyes.

 

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Yvonne

updated yvonne2YvonneYvonne-ChinaGirl, born July 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 1, 2013

 

Yvonne is a polite and friendly girl. “She likes to be tidy and beautiful,” said a visiting social worker. “So many times I saw her combing her hair.”

For the past year, Yvonne has lived in a group home in Hebei, China, where she gets to experience family life in the care of a foster mother and father. Although Yvonne has Down syndrome, she is described as “high functioning” for her condition. In the group home, she has taken on a big sister role and often helps her foster mom care for the younger children. Now 8 years old, she can read over 50 Chinese characters and count and write from 1 to 10.

Yvonne loves to perform and has natural grace. She was chosen to be the dance leader at her orphanage preschool. When she completes a project, she loves sharing it with her foster mom, and basking in her praise. Although she can be stubborn at times, Yvonne mostly listens and follows directions well.

Update Oct 2014:
Yvonne is outgoing and sensible. In her foster family, she is like an elder sister who takes care of her younger siblings. Whenever there are conflics between her siblings, she will do mediation for them. She acts like a little judge who is amiable but dignified. Therefore, her siblings all have faith in her. Yvonne loved on all the kids at the SWI too. She tucked them all in and told the visitors all about them.

Yvonne is also a good assistant of her parents in the foster family. When her foster parents are cooking, she always helps them with trimming vegetables, washing dishes or sweeping the floor. She does all these things as good as an adult. When her foster parents need to go out, she can take good care of her siblings so that let her parents don’t need to worry about them. She does so many things that her parents always praise her and love her so much.

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Harris

HarrisonBoy, born March 2004
PRC
possible muscular dystrophy

Listed: December 8, 2015

Harris is a bright and sweet boy who is 11 years old. He arrived at the orphanage when he was 2 years old, with a birth note to confirm his age. Harris is unable to walk, and there is a possibility he has muscular dystrophy. Harris has two wishes…he wants a family to adopt him, and he wants to go to school. There was a teacher at the orphanage for a while, but once she left there has been no one to help him learn. Harris speaks Mandarin, and has good writing skills. He is eager to learn. Harris’s cognitive skills are normal, and his fine motor skills are fine. He is waiting for a family, and the chance to learn!

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Lizzie

LizzieGirl, born 2003
Microcephaly
Profound mental retardation

Listed: December 8, 2015

Sweet girl!

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Rich

rich-225x300Boy, born 2004

hyperkinetic disorder, long-term adverse health effects: cranium-brain-trauma – fracture of parietal bone, brain contusion

Listed: December 8, 2015

Possible Shaken Baby Syndrome 🙁

Rich is already living at the institution.  His needs are great.  He will do best in an experienced adoptive family with older typical peer siblings to be the best support system and guide for behavior possible.  Rich is so deserving of a family.  He has already endured so much.   Married couples only.  Travel required.

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/Og48gYyXMpw

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Kara

Kara Girl, born Dec 2000
spastic quadriplegic cerebral pals
severe mental retardation

Listed: December 8, 2015
 

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LouAnn

LouAnnGirl, born 2004
spastic tetraplegia
profound mental retardation
congenital malformation of retina

Listed: December 8, 2015

 

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Fabio

Fabio (1)

Fabio (2)June 2004
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: December 7, 2015

Fabio is an independent and capable 12 year old boy. He can take care of his personal needs such as eating, dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom. Fabio is very out-going, active, funny, and engaging. He loves riding his bike, as well as doing puzzles. Fabio enjoys meeting new people, and usually greets them by saying ‘good morning.’ Fabio is a smart young man and knows many animals, letters, words, phrases, counting. When Fabio gets stuck on something, he will throw his two hands in the air in despair and ask his teacher “How do I do?” When his teacher responds with the answer, Fabio claps his hands happily and imitates the teacher’s answer! Fabio has perseverance, and if the teacher does not understand his question, he will figure out another way to ask in order to get his point across. Fabio was abandoned at the age of 6.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Tera #1-29

Age: 10
Diagnosis: Partial cryptogenic epilepsy; Anemia

Listed: November 30, 2015

Tera’s file indicates that she has delays in all areas of her cognitive development, many of which are the result of being institutionalized her entire life. She talks, responds to questions and sings beautifully. She enjoys playing games and likes to have the role of the teacher in games. She is significantly behind academically, but shows a great interest in learning and tries very hard to do what the other children are doing. She is very sociable and enjoys interacting with other people.

The agency has photos and videos from November 2015 available for interested families.

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Bree

Bree (1)Bree (3)Girl, born 2005
PRC
possible Cerebral palsy, club feet

Listed: November 20, 2015

Bree is a beautiful young girl who just turned 10 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was about 3 years old. She was diagnosed with club feet, but watching her video brings up the possibility of CP. Bree is bright, observant, and a very sweet girl. She gets around with a walker, but very slowly. She is able to care for herself, but may need some assistance in the bathroom.  Bree desperately needs a good evaluation, physical therapy, and whatever braces or splints that will help her mobility. Bree is a good student, and enjoys playing with other kids. She is so eager to have a family of her own. Bree’s cognitive skills are fine, her speech is fine, she just needs help getting around. Please make her dream of a family come true! Video is available.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Mathis

mathis-2016mathis1Boy, born 2013
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, internal hydrocephalus, open oval window

updated pics Jan 2015 and medical info:
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, thymic hypoplasia, hypoplasia of abdominal wall muscles, crossed eyes, additional chord in the heart.

He had surgery. He is developing well. Smart boy. Needs out asap.

From a family that met him 11/15:
“Mathis” (he will be 3 years old in winter) also has delayed speech and mental delay. He did not use any words while we were there. He cannot sit, crawl, stand, or walk. We did not see him move about the floor, he needed to be held. This is frustrating for him. We did not observe him using his hands. I tried to place toys in his hands a he did not grab them. He did not laugh or smile.

$1,494.63 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kenny

KennyBoy, born 2006

Unspecified personality and behavioral disorder due to known physiological condition; Moderate intellectual disabilities; Atopic dermatitis; Other congenital valgus deformities of feet  Unspecified cataract; Traction detachment of retina

Kenny shows facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  Please research this condition!

Where is his mama?!

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Dominic

dominic

Boy, born 2005

Mixed behavioral disorders; left-sided scoliosis of thoracic spine of I stage

Listed: November 17, 2015

He needs to smile!

 

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Sebastian #1-25

Sebastian

Sebastian_July 2016Boy, age 13
infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis, mild degree; Congenital malformation of the secretion system – malformation of the right kidney and chronic obstructive pyelonephritis

Listed: November 3, 2015

*Program fees are reduced for his adoption through the placing agency*

Sebastian was raised by his birth family for 5 years and was severely neglected during that time. He entered into government care and was placed in an orphanage. In 2013, he was moved into a group home where he began receiving therapy and individual attention. He has made REMARKABLE progress since being placed in the group home. He is now walking independently, feeding himself solid foods, drinking from an open cup unassisted, saying a few simple words, putting his shoes on unassisted, locks and unlocks doors with a key and moves around the group home and yard independently. He enjoys swinging on the swing outside. He loves attention from adults and responds very positively to interactions with other people. He seeks out interactions. He is very inquisitive and loves anything electronic (cell phones, tables, cameras, etc). The staff continues to work with him to develop skills and believes that he’ll continue to make great strides in different skill areas.

Photos and videos from October 2015 are available through the agency.

Update 2016: Sebastian continues to make significant progress in all aspects of his development. Videos from July 2016 show him walking and going down stairs. Program fees are reduced through the agency for his adoption.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Garrett (L)

GarrettBoy, born June 2005
Down syndrome, mixed development disorder, low IQ, and is nonverbal

Listed: October 30, 2015

Garrett is very active, attachable, and helpful.  Look at that beautiful smile he has!  He loves to jump on the trampoline and ball and swing. He loves to go for walks and enjoys cartoons and shows about nature and animals. He attends a special school and is in the 4th grade. He has difficulty communicating with other children.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Mikel (L)

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Mikel B147-002Boy, born September 2002
Down syndrome, specific mixed developmental disorder and aphasia (Language disorder)

Listed: October 30, 2015

Mikel is not speaking, but follows directions. In 2004, he had surgery for cataracts, and glasses assigned for permanent wearing. The report indicates that the boy is not getting involved in any activities and performs the stereotypic movements. Mikel was never visited by his parents and has no contact with relatives.

Mikel goes to the special school in town. Mikel is not receiving any neurological medication. His sleep during the night is good (calm), but he needs to wear diapers. Mikel needs an ongoing supervision by an adult. His eye contact is short, is concentrating his attention to the sounds and visual signals. Has good understanding of the adult’s speech, implements instructions, but he is not speaking by himself. He is able to eat without help, to dress up and undress, to wash his hands, brush his teeth, but still his hygienic skill are not yet developed in full: he takes the action only when is reminded and is helped by the staff member. His eating is good and likes different food. His interest in the environment is weak, he feels secure in the environment he is familiar with with persons he knows. He likes to be together with other children in a family group setting, listen to music, but due to his slow motion he is not getting involved into the group activities. His favorite activity is to play with balloons and ball; he throws them up in the air.

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Susan

SusanGirl, born March 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 29, 2015

Susan is active and outgoing. She needs some time to be familiar with strangers and will interact with you if you are familiar. She gets along with others very well. She can communicate with others basically. She would help others to get utensils out. She can walk; go up and down stairs alone. She could stack blocks. She is very helpful to other kids. She will carry chairs, clean rooms and pick up garbage on the floor.

Additional photos available from the agency.

From her host family, February 2016:
Suzy has adjusted well to being in our home.  She initially had some anxiety during travel in our vehicle. This seems to have subsided after the first couple of day trips. We believe it may be related to not being certain where we were going and if she would be returning to our home. At this point, after six days with our family, she seems comfortable with our outings, and seems to understand that we will end up back at our house by the end of the day. This comfort seems to help her. She does get sleepy while riding in the car, if traveling over 45 minutes at a time. She naps, and then readily wakes up when we stop, with no problems.

Suzy is staying in the bedroom with two of our girls, ages 11 and 8. She remembers our 8-year old, who was a close friend in China! She has bonded well to both girls, looking to the older one as a constant guide/helper/playmate, and enjoys playing with the younger one, too. The girls are often holding hands when we’re walking about during our outings. Suzy is very sweet to our youngest daughter, age 6, who is wheelchair-bound and cannot speak. She also gets along well with our two boys, ages 15 and 13. Suzy is an obedient child, and listens to what we ask her to do. She also does a good job with our hand gestures, use of English, and demonstrations with the other kids to let her know what we are asking of her. She is a good-natured child, and has a very pleasant personality. She often giggles and laughs, and is now saying “hello” to people we pass by in the stores. She also says “bye” to people readily. She is seeming to understand us better each day, picking up on what we are saying (in English) and motioning.

Suzy is eating well. She usually eats a small breakfast, medium size lunch, has snacks during the day, and a larger dinner. This is by her own choosing, as we let her eat what she needs. She enjoys the Chinese food that we’ve made or purchased. We have also had Chick-fil-A and made taco salad, which she liked. She favors rice, meat, and some vegetables. We had ice cream this afternoon, which she thoroughly enjoyed!

We have gone to the park on a couple of occasions, to the pet store, and gone shopping. We also went to church and to an evening kids program. We have invited people over to our house to visit as well. She really does well in stores, and does not reach out to touch a lot of things. She stays with us in the stores very well. She liked riding in the cart for a little while.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Becky

Becky (1)Girl, born Sept. 2003Becky (2)
PRC
cognitive delays

Listed October 29, 2015

Becky is a pretty girl who is known for her sweet nature. She is 13 years old, and has been in care since she was a baby. Becky has lived in the same foster family for many years. Becky’s right leg is about 1cm shorter than her left, which causes her to walk with a slight limp. She has delays in her language, and cognitive skills. Becky is unable to retain much of what she is taught. She can follow directions, and is a big help around the house where she completes her chores quite happily. Becky responds to questions with a one word reply. She seldom uses two words together. Becky loves music, and loves to dance! She also enjoys watching cartoons. It is difficult to say if Becky will be able to live independently as an adult, but with the love and support of a family of her own, she will surely reach her full potential.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

 

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Nanci

Nanci (2) Nanci (1)Girl, born March 2006
PRC
cognitive and speech delays

Listed: October 28, 2015

Nanci is a sweet and active girl who is 9 years old. She came to the orphanage as an infant, and has been found to have cognitive delays, as well as some speech delays. She uses short sentences to express her needs. Her movements seem to be a bit slow, overall. Nanci enjoys playing with her friends. She can be easily distracted, and is typically a quiet girl. Nanci would benefit from a good special education class, and a full developmental evaluation. But, most of all, Nanci needs a family!

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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McKinley

McKinley CollageGirl, born June 2004
PRC
Growth and developmental delays, mental delays

Listed: October 27, 2015

Agency staff had the pleasure of recently meeting beautiful 11 year old McKinley! McKinley is living in a mock family in the foster village, which is on the orphanage grounds. She attends school in the special education class at the orphanage, where she is in 2nd grade. Her favorite subjects are art and Chinese. McKinley’s best friend has already been adopted to the US and she would very much like to be adopted too and she said she’d love a big family! When asked what kind of family she would like, she pointed to one of our staff members. She is a very sweet and considerate little girl. The guide that was with our staff said she has known her for years and that she is a wonderful girl!

McKinley’s favorite foods are fish, noodles, and grapes. Her favorite toys are dolls and puzzles. McKinley’s favorite animals are dogs and kangaroos. Her favorite color is white. McKinley said she wants to be a mama when she grows up…so sweet! McKinley’s mental abilities are slightly below her peers. She is not receiving any therapy at this time. Her hearing is normal, but she does squint a lot. It is a possibility that she needs glasses. She can read simple books and plays well with others. The orphanage staff described McKinley as shy, kind, helpful, friendly, and obedient.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Joseph

JosephBoy, born October 2005
PRC
mild CP – poss. seizures

Listed: October 27, 2015

Joseph is a handsome and active boy who has just turned 10 years old. He came to the orphanage as an infant, having been found by a caring citizen who was out for his morning exercise. There was a birth note in the box, so his birth date is accurate. Joseph had weakness in his right arm and leg, and was diagnosed with mild CP. He had surgery on his right arm in 2007. His range of motion with his right arm is limited. The doctors discovered he had mild hydrocephalus; however, subsequent CT scans have shown it is self correcting. There has been no need for medical intervention. Joseph had a seizure in 2012, and has been on medication since that time. We are unclear as to the type of seizure, and hope to receive an update soon. Joseph lives with a foster family, and they report he is a friendly boy, who enjoys playing with the kids in the neighborhood. Joseph attending a boarding school, and returns each weekend to his foster family. He likes school, and his many friends there. Joseph needs a family of his own. Video is available!

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Ryland

Ryland (2)RylandBoy, born October 2006
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Handsome Ryland is diagnosed as having Congenital Heart Defect (CHD): transposition of the single atrium, single ventricle and great arteries with moderate stenosis of pulmonary artery. The CCCWA asked the agency Ryland is listed with to advocate for him because they want him to find a family and know that he needs to get out quickly. If that doesn’t tell you this kid is special, read on.

Ryland’s file is outdated so the agency he is listed with has requested an update for him. From his 2013 file: At the age of 4 years until now, he studies in the preschool class. He can recite many children’s songs, can recognize common words, can count 1-100, and can do addition and subtraction within 10. He is toilet trained and can dress and undress independently and button clothing. At that time he was not able to tie his shoelaces. He is polite and can greet people. Ryland likes watching cartoons and imitating. His language ability is normal- he can tell about things, can tell what he see, and can ask questions. He is helpful and kind to others, helping his orphanage brothers and sisters up if he sees them fall down. He does well in school and gets his homework done. He likes studying and is clever. Ryland is described as having normal mental and physical development besides his serious heart condition.

This part of his file was too sweet not to include: Ryland has been living in the welfare institute since he was young. He regards the welfare institute as his home. There is the common mom in the institute, as well as caretakers and children who are like brothers and sisters to him. The institute is like a big family- everyone lives together and studies happily. He does feel lonely here. If one day he is adopted, he will miss the kids and caretakers here. He will visit them if he has chance. Returning home is his dream. He is looking forward to his own dad and mom. If he can be adopted by foreigners, he will be very happy. He would like to be adopted. Ryland sounds like an amazing child! We are looking forward to what his update has to say about him and hope to find him a family who can expedite his adoption and get him home soon!

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Ryland’s adoption with the current agency he is listed with. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

*** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***