Other Angels Girls, 10 and older

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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.

These older Other Angels currently have $168,700+ available, which creates **16** $10,000 grants!

**14** of these grants have already been awarded!

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 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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Irina

irina2015-3irina-2016Girl, Born March 5, 2005

Listed: prior to 2010

From a volunteer who visited with her in August 2016:  Irina’s update from last year is still very accurate. Her introvert and shy behaviors got more though. She prefers not to interact at all. It took me half of our trip to get her to trust me enough to walk around the building with us and she would still not look at me. She avoids any eye contact. She did enjoy the attention though. She still loves to sit on someones lap. She has grown even more than last year. This year she had become too heavy for me to carry her.

I think Irina wants to get out of the facility. She was transferred to this facility a couple years ago. Before she lived here, she lived in a ‘normal orphanage’ with a special needs group. When they lost their funding she was transferred here. When we take her for a walk she walks to the gate and she just stares at the world outside of those gates. She realizes there is an entire world out there. One day the nurses saw us at the gate though and they yelled at us for minutes. We were not allowed to take Irina there, she could walk away. The gate is closed and locked and we were there with her, so there was no way she’d walk away, but from that day on Irina was even more closed and she lost most of the initiative while walking. She even lost her interest in the swing. She needs someone she can trust, someone who she’ll know will stay and will love her. She has already been listed for so long! She needs a family!

From a volunteer who visited with her in July 2015:  ” Irina is a beautiful girl with dark hair and big dark eyes. She has a cleft palate. She is a precious and happy little girl. She loves personal attention. She is craving attention and physical touch. If it was up to her she’d be held and hugged all day. She can react really shy to people who talk to her and especially when yelled at, she will become really introvert. She is a really sweet girl. Irina is a physically quite healthy girl. She is well nourished, she can walk, run, swing, etc. Her physical development is good, compared with the other children in the same facility. She seems to have a strong body. She knows how to use a swing properly and can swing by herself. She enjoys it a lot. She can play accurate with toys, like dolls, or pretend play with kitchen tools. She knows how to walk stairs. She can dress and undress herself. She can drink from a cup and eat by herself. She is potty trained and will tell if she has to use the bathroom. She doesn’t talk, most likely because of her cleft palate. She doesn’t make noises, but her eyes express a lot about how she feels. And her smile will tell you when she enjoys something. She understands what is being said to her and she can follow orders. When Irina is in the group, she’ll try to stay away from the others. She prefers to play by herself, but she is also capable of interacting with other children or adults. She prefers to play with children who are smaller or younger than her, probably because they are no threat to her. Last year I saw how she was being bullied by other (bigger) children. She tries to flee from bullies (and from yelling), but there is nowhere to go. This year she is doing much better. She has grown physically, which made her less of a target for the bigger children. Maybe also because new smaller children are in the group now. Sometimes she’s still the target of bullying and harming behaviour, but at other moments she will show these behaviours herself. She can be a bully to the smaller children herself. I think this is her way of showing that she is stronger now, but this is no good development. The longer children are in this facility, the more harming behaviour they show. Irina is still able to receive love, but time is ticking away. She needs a family. She would thrive in a family where she could be ‘the baby’.”

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively. This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much. There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Irina has been transferred to the older child internat now.   Elinor, Devora, Julia,  Sullivan, Artemur, Duane, Abner and Irina may all be in the same region.

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

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Janie

Girl, Born March 8, 2006

So glad to have an updated picture of Janie!  She is blessed to still be at the baby house, but she will remain bedridden for the rest of her life is she is transferred.
Janie is a beautiful little girl who struggles with the effects of FAS.    She also has CP and some effects of hydrocephaly.   She is not able to walk on her own, and will need the loving and patient care of a family to help her achieve her potential.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.   This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.   There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Janie may be available with Nate and Jared.

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

 

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Jewell

jewell2015aGirl, Born April 2006
Cerebral palsy / TBI

Listed: August 6, 2010

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!! Eugene is really a GIRL! After all this time, we have learned he is a SHE. Dark brown hair and blue-green eyes.  She has severe CP, but has recently started walking! Jewell is the victim of parental physical abuse, and suffers from post-traumatic brain injury, which has further complicated her delays and struggles.

Updated medical and pictures 8/2015:

She has after-effects of severe brain injury (brain bones fracture), subarachnoidal influence in the form of irreversable damage, hemiplegia with microcephaly.

Dark brown hair and blue-green eyes. She has severe CP, but has recently started walking!

Jewell is the victim of parental physical abuse, and suffers from post-traumatic brain injury, which has further complicated her delays and struggles.

She does have a sister with mild delays whom she can be adopted with or by herself

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

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Leila

Girl, Born March 2005

Miss Leila is so pretty!  Dark hair and giant brown eyes, she is waiting for her forever family.  Leila does not have a specific diagnosis for her cognitive and physical  delays. Her speech is severely delayed and she is not able to walk her own.  She does have strabismus and an astigmatism.

Listed: November 21, 2010

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

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Daphne

Girl, Born April 25, 2006

Daphne was born with CP.  She is not able to walk and is significantly cognitively delayed.  She is described as an affectionate and responsive child, and she would so benefit from having a loving family of her own.

She is facing transfer very soon, and will remain bedridden if she is not adopted.

More photos available

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

 

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Lorena

Girl, Born November, 2005

This beautiful, brown haired, blue eyed angel was born with a lot of strikes stacked against her.  That doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a voice or a chance to have a family who loves her and can help her be all she is able!
From her medical records:  CEREBRAL PALSY.   Inborn defect of brain development (hypoplasia of right hemisphere, cerebellum, mosaic body). Syndrome of spastic tetraparesis; stage of motion defect.   Secondary microcephaly.  Hip dysplasia.  Secondary miocardiopathy.  Mental delay.  Strabismus.
Lorena is facing the mental institution soon, and will remain bedridden for life if she is not adopted.
 *** I am eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
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Willow

WillowWillow-001Girl, born January 2006
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When Willow arrived, she did not want others to touch her or be near her. However, with some attention and one-on-one time with staff, she began to trust others. While she is unable to walk, she has responded well to therapy which has focused on developing leg strength. She also participates in water therapy weekly.

Willow arrived at this orphanage in early February 2013. She loves music and loves to dance. She has responded well to the pre-school program taught at the orphanage. She has a bright smile and a contagious laugh. When visitors come, Willow is delighted to swing with them or go on walks in the neighborhood.

From a missionary who visited with her in 2013: ” I’ve met Willow!  Seriously, this girl ALWAYS smiles. Whenever I would come near her she’d just grab my hand and grin at me. She wants to go exploring so bad, but she can’t walk. She would just point at stuff and grin at me to try to get me there.  She is a sweetie pie. my roommate got to feed her lunch one day. She is a happy little girl who went from being scared of others near her to loving the attention! “

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

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Sarahfina

SarahfinaGirl, born June 2005
PRC
Autism

Sarahfina has been at the orphanage since she was one week old. She has grown healthy and strong since being here, but she is very shy. Sarahfina is independent and prefers to take care of herself. She likes to eat and is not picky. She always eats all of her meals and snacks are her favorite!

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

 

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Lizzie

Lizzie (1)Lizzie (2)Girl, born July, 2005
PRC
Blind

Lizzie is blind with light perception and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Lizzie is a beautiful little girl who has learning needs. She goes to primary school and she is in a special needs class, which means she has a lot of one-on-one teaching and therapy time. She has had speech and language therapy classes for 8 months and she has learned so much! She can communicate through signs but she has loved the freedom that comes with being able to communicate what she wants.

Guardian AngelLizzie really enjoys listening to music and hearing nursery rhymes. Since she can see a little bit, she likes to be in the light and wave her hand back and forth in front of her face. She also likes to sit on the seesaw, and gets a big smile on her face as she goes up and down. Lizzie loves to cuddle and will give almost anyone a hug. She also loves where she can move around, such as jumping on the trampoline and playing with big exercise balls. Lizzie will need some extra care and therapy when she is in a family. Her learning needs are such that she should have speech and language therapy and one-on-one time with teachers who have experience with children with special needs.

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

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Samantha and Kristina

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2015Girls, Born November 2004 & November 2005

 Guardian Angel
HELP, WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN TRANSFERRED!
Listed: August 7, 2010

Samantha (the oldest), on the left:  Brown hair and stunning green eyes!   Microcephaly, mental retardation, crossed eyes, physically capable, friendly and affectionate girl, will do well in family environment.  High likelihood of fetal alcohol syndrome.

Kristina, on the right:  cognitively delayed, physically capable, helpful, friendly, likes to play, good girl.

The girls are currently NOT in the same orphanage, but are in the same region and we could love for them to be adopted together.

*** We are eligible for a $20,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Aurora

Aurora (1)

Aurora (2)Girl, born May 2003
PRC
Brain Damage

At the orphanage Aurora likes to lead the younger girls. She will hold their hands and take them to play on the slide. When the children want to play on the trampoline, they will always call their “big sister,” and she will happily lift them up to play.

She has a strong ability to be self-sufficient. She likes to wash her own socks. When she speaks, the sound is not very clear, but each time after she finishes washing her things, she will run to the nanny and say, “Nanny, I am done washing, are they clean?” The nanny will pat her cheek and tell her how great she is, and she will happily hang the things out to dry.

The orphanage sent Aurora to a special education school to attend class. When she first went to the school, she was not very used to it and she didn’t talk much with the other children. With the teacher’s help, she started to slowly try to talk to her classmates. Because her pronunciation was unclear, she would use gestures when she spoke to help explain. It wasn’t long before she started to like going to school. She learned with her classmates and always participated actively in their games. She worked very hard and always earned the teachers’ praise. After class, she would take the initiative to set out the tables and chairs, and she would neatly put her school supplies in her schoolbag. She is a little girl who loves cleanliness. Each morning she makes her own bed and cleans up her area.

Now Aurora has grown even prettier and she is especially polite. When she sees a nanny, she will say “Hello, Nanny!” on her own initiative. She particularly likes to wear pretty skirts and twirl around, and she will always praise herself, saying, “Nanny, I am so pretty!” She is a hard-working girl, and although the clarity of her speech isn’t very good, she is very diligent. Each morning when she wakes up, she will read her lessons aloud, and if there is a part she doesn’t understand, she will ask the teacher. At school if she earns rewards of red flowers, beaded necklaces, or pencils, she will share with the other children on her own initiative.

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

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Haven

Guardian AngelGirl, Born March 2006

Poor Haven……sweet little girl.   Such a pretty girl burdened with such medical and cognitive difficulties….and no mama to love her through them.

From her medical records:  celiac disease, CP, toxic Hepatitis, hypotrophy of III stage

Listed: February 22, 2011

From our team who visited there: Haven is afraid of strangers and would not interact with us.

Haven may be available with Darina, Presley and Chase.

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

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Angela

Angela June 2013Angela (1)Girl, born Feb 2001
Diagnosis:  severe grade of the mental delay, hydrocephalus, fibrosis of hyaloid, secondary glaucoma, exfoliation/detachment of retina, congenital defect of the heart partition

Listed: February 13, 2012

Angela is very small for her age.  She needs a family!

Update June 2013: 
She is so sweet. She is blind, but follows with her head your voice and she smiles very big when you talk to her! She has such potential but is in a bed!!

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

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Madison

41128135847 Madison (2) Girl, born 200441128135847 Madison (1)
Severe mental delays, anemia, other disorders of optic disc, Other specified acquired deformities of limbs

Listed: November 30, 2014

Madison may be transferred to mental institution SOON. She is delayed, does not talk. She understands and follows simple directions.

 

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

 

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Maddie (L)

MaddieGirl born March, 2006
Moderate mental delay; congenital heart defect, has had surgery to repair; developmental delays; farsightedness. She is currently receiving speech therapy and physiotherapy.

Listed: May 20, 2012

From 2010 report: Maddie is alert and likes to engage. She is helpful, likes to help with the younger children. Her walking in unsteady and is described as “crooked”. Understands simple orders, but in various activities she does not fully understand what is being asked of her. Maddie is determined to be independent and tries to perform everything herself. She enjoys helping others, likes to clean up when she sees a mess. Her fine motor skills need improvement. She seeks out attention. She likes to observe and then imitate. She is protective of her toys. Speech is significantly delayed at this time. She says few words (thank you, bye, this, no, uncle, mom). She enjoys singly loudly in her own little language.

Isn’t Maddie adorable? She would fit right in as “Mommy’s little helper”

UPDATE SEPT 2013:
The girl is well disposed towards school: she already can sit by the table with help completes the tasks, for a short time started to concentrate her attention to the task she is interested in. She is able to complete the task if proper motivation is provided. Still the girl’s activities in general are chaotic, non-meaningful and in consecutive order. She understands short instructions. General knowledge about herself and environment still are limited. She can show some items in her surrounding environment. Speaks in sounds/words, short words which needs the correction; is able to express her wishes, emotions, understands when misbehaved and comes close to a person and touches saying sorry and expressing her apology. She always asks when need to go to the bathroom and walks accompanied by the teacher‘s assistant. Her hygiene skills needs to be improved, but they are in place. The school bus takes Maddie from care institution and brings her back.

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

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Edith

30131131941 EdithGirl, born 2006
Diagnoses:  depression, impulsive, attention deficit disorder
It is suspected she has FAS; she suffered meningitis in past.

Listed: January 31, 2013
 

Look at sweet Edith, all dolled up for the New Year’s party at her orphanage!

She has had a broken nose because when she lived in the family her mother’s boyfriend pushed her and she fell and broke the nose. Two foreign families have visited her but did not end up adopting her.

One of our adoptive families has met her, and has video of her for inquiring families. “Edith was was much in need of one on one attention but did not even know how to be held. She was whiney, but very willing to share her chocolate with anyone and everyone.  Edith played with the other girls and was sociable. You could tell, however, that she was emotionally somewhat fragile. She would do really well, in my opinion, as the youngest or only child (or in a family where the other children are grown).   She really needs an experienced adoptive family who can give her lots of one on one attention and help build her trust in humanity back”.

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

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Nicki

NickiGirl, born June 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: May 9, 2014

Nicki is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and post-operative cleft lip. Nicki has waited a very long time to find her forever family. Such a beautiful smile, she is said to be kind to people, is polite, attached to foster mother, sensitive and active thinking.  Presently she has normal intelligence development, good physical development, and average balance ability and can walk with hands holding onto support.

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

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Emilie

EmilieGirl, born April 2005
PRC
Repaired cleft lip and palate

Listed: March 10, 2014

Emilie is on target in every way (cognitively, physically,emotionally etc.) , but her speech is a bit delayed. She can recite children’s rhymes, but her pronunciation is not very clear. She enjoys playing with kids older than she is and likes to be praised by adults.

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

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Chrystyna

Guardian Angelchrystyna2015-croppedGirl, Born 2002

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Listed: August 7, 2010

Chrystyna is a beautiful, brown haired, brown eyed girl who deserves a chance at a better life!  Her official orphanage papers say she has developmental delays/difficulties from birth, but nothing more specific than that.  It is possible she has FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome).  Her biological mother  was deprived her parental rights in December 2004, and the biological father is not known.  Chrystyna has so much potential, and will be a precious gift to any family who adopts her.

Chrystyna is already living in an institution, so we need a family for her right away!

UPDATE:  God has been watching Chrystyna.  She was recently transferred out of the institution into a wonderful facility, where they teach these children, work with them, and they appear very well cared for.  The difference in the few girls who were transferred OUT of the institution is incredible!   Please give these girls a second chance for a loving family!

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.   This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.   There is no way to know this ahead of time.

From a family who met her, Sept 2012:
She is getting settled into her new environment. She seems to be very comfortable in her groupa. She is very beautiful and still has a lot of potential.  She deserves a chance!

From someone who met her, June 2013:
During the music performance, she was constantly stimming really fast (like it looks like she is being fast forwarded) and after they finished she was taken out by a nanny. Not sure what is going on with her;  If interested families want to see the videos they are welcome to! I know a family tried to take pictures of her last year but couldn’t get a good one because she moved so much!

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

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Carolina

Carolina 2013 (3)Girl, Born May 2006

Carolina is such a beautiful girl; beautiful brown hair with olive skin.  She has cerebral palsy, and does wear AFO’s on both feet.

From her medical records: Cerebral palsy, convergent squint, mental delay.   She can walk by supporter or holding one hand.  She says separate words, understands simple speech, is affectionate and friendly.   Physical therapy and a loving family will bring MIRACLES for this little girl!

Listed: August 6, 2010

Carolina was transferred in 2011 to a boarding school (not an institution).

Carolina 2013 (1)

UPDATE August 2013:

Carolina is a beautiful girl! She is about 4ft tall and about 50lbs. Her CP affects her mostly from the knees down. She does have cytomegalovirus. This was reconfirmed last year, but we were not able to find out if it is active, or if she merely was exposed while her mother was pregnant with her. CMV does cause brain damage if a baby is exposed in utero, so a family needs to be prepared for that, or for the fact that is IS transmissible when it flares. She is very strong and she does make her likes and dislikes known. Her biggest love is candy…but not chocolate! She likes white chocolate a lot though. She likes dolls, and can undress them herself. She has good use of her hands. She gets around by crawling or knee walking, which is great. Knee walking shows her hips are nice and strong. She loves to “dance.” Dancing, to her, is an adult bouncing her up and down for as long as you can stand to do it. She gets quite unhappy when you stop to take a break. The nannies make her walk a bit while holding onto hands, but her legs and feet are just not able to line up with her being so tight. She is very strong. She loves cell phones and will try to snatch them at any opportunity. A toy cell phone that plays music would be nice for her. She speaks, though it is like a toddler. She repeats the same few things over and over, but she does say a couple other words and used them correctly. She understands much more though and the caretakers speak to her in complete sentences. She just loves to move and bounce and be twirled around. She likes BIG movements. She was very briefly startled by my husband, but quickly discovered he could bounce her around longer and higher than I could…and so she quickly preferred him!

Carolina does have some institutional behaviors that a family needs to be prepared for. Her moods change quickly, and when she gets upset, she can throw herself to the floor, even injuring herself. She will hit, pull hair,etc if she is upset. She will throw large toys as well. The caretakers love her, but did express that she would likely not engage or interact with kids bigger than her, and would be likely to assert herself over anyone smaller. That is just how life in these places is. Families without small children would be best for her. An involved, hands-on Papa would be ideal, and a trampoline would be out of this world for her.

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

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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.

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

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Havalah

Havalah June 2013Girl, born 2005
Mild to moderate mental delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

This little peach is just waiting for a family of her own!

 

Update June 2013:
So disappointed her new picture is fuzzy.  She is teeny-tiny and a very happy little girl!

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

 

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Krista

30930133635Girl, born November 2005
slight mental delay, flat feet, convergent squint, vision impairment

 

Listed October 9, 2013

 

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

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Charissa

Charissa (1)Charissa (2)Girl, born August 2005
PRC
Post-op hydrocephalus and Spina bifida

Listed: January 16, 2014

Charissa is very outgoing and has a ready smile. She goes to school, and learns to sing in the school and can hold a pen with full hand and can imitate drawing lines and simple shapes. Charissa always listen to the teacher in class. She gets along well with other children and likes to have her picture taken. She hopes that she can be adopted by foreigners. Charissa is patiently waiting for the perfect photo-op, the day she meets her new family. Are you ready too?

 

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

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Anastasia

Anastasia June 2013 (1) Anastasia June 2013 (2)Girl, Born 2002
Cerebral Palsy, mild/moderate mental delays

Listed: August 7, 2010

Anastasia is a lovely young lady with blonde hair and blue eyes.  Anastasia was born with CP, and has difficulty walking, but she is very smart and affectionate and doing well.    Physical therapy will work wonders for her.  She will be a wonderful daughter for anyone who considers her!

Update June 2013:
This girl is a dancer! She does not let her CP stop her and she was up and dancing up and down to the music. She is mobile and does walk unassisted but poor thing desperately needs PT and is not receiving it. Her legs do not go straight

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

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Adelaide

Adelaide (2)Adelaide Photo 1 Oct-2014Adelaide Photo 3 May-2013Adelaide was born in September 2005 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida, lower limb paresthesia, and a disorder of the hips. She is wheelchair-bound.

Listed: July 23, 2014

Adelaide is described as a sweet, joyful, and communicative girl. She is interested and participates in different activities and likes to help others. Adelaide regularly attends school and can read and write. She recites poetry and sings songs.

Update October 2014: Adelaide is being homeschooled at her orphanage at a third grade level. Her teachers are very happy with her academic progress and Adelaide likes showing off her math and language workbooks.

Update March 2016: Adelaide is a lovely girl with an easy and quick smile. She is extremely mobile with her wheelchair which she maneuvers herself, even in tight spaces. Adelaide has great upper body strength and skills and is able to move herself from the wheelchair onto furniture and back.  She independently takes care of her toileting needs. Adelaide gets along very well with everyone, older and younger children as well as caretakers. She makes conversation, responds to requests, is alert and engaged with her surroundings.  Her social worker says she is a smart and sweet girl.

Additional reports and photos available upon request from the agency.

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

 

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Caroline

41122172320 CarolineGirl, born 2004    (outdated picture)
Mental Delay, mitral valve prolapse, secondary cardiopathy, umbilical hernia

Listed November 22, 2014

 

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

 

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Delta

Delta-002Girl, born 2003
Mild to moderate delays, left eye condition

Listed: October 29, 2012

Update June 2013:
Look at Delta- isn’t she beautiful?! She is SO, SO sweet- we gave the kids lollipops and she grabbed my hand and squeezed it and said thank you. She is very “with it”- the kids danced for me and she was one of the very few that was on beat! She is able to follow directions and imitate. I have a video but for privacy reasons I can’t put it on her profile but if a family is considering her I would be happy to share!

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

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Bianca

Bianca 1Girl, born August 2003
PRC
Slight/mild CP

Listed: November 4, 2014

Bianca is diagnosed with slight cerebral palsy. One of her best friends was adopted in March and she thought she had a family coming for her too, but she does not…yet! From a volunteer at her orphanage who has known her for years in regards to her file mentioning retardation of some sort: “She is bright and wonderful. She is personable and her CP is very slight. She would be a wonderful little girl and needs a mommy and daddy to help her to reach her full potential. I”m not sure why they put such words in files unless it means “delayed” or something to that capacity. She does go to the school outside the orphanage. She is currently living in a “family like” setting within the orphanage with three other girls and foster parents. She’s doing great!” From an Oct. 2013 update: Her speech is clear now. Bianca can speak complete sentences and read a textbook. She can do math too. She is independent in her daily life, doing things such as making her bed, sweeping the floor, and taking a shower. Bianca gets along well with her classmates and will greet people she knows. She rarely gets sick except for an occasional cold. At school she receives rehab training for her CP.

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

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Bailey

BaileyGirl, born Jan 2003
PRC
Hypophrenia, muscular tension of upper limbs is low

Listed: April 3, 2013

Bailey is 10 years old. She dresses neatly and likes to be beautiful. She is shy but gets along well with other children. She listens well in class but has some difficulty understanding. She has some difficulty writing and with some personal care such as combing her hair, due to the low muscle tension in her upper limbs. Additional pictures available.

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

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Alisha

Alisha June 2013Alisha 2012Girl, Born 2003
Alisha was born with Penn-Sjogren Syndrome.     We do not have any other info indicating why she may be cognitively and physically delayed.  She has cognitive delays, and a divergent squint.

Listed: JAugust 7, 2010

Update 2012:
Little Miss Alisha’s eyesight has regressed significantly.  She needs a family!
She can’t move by herself but she tries to sit. Her speech is not developed. Mental processes are not formed. Ideation is not developed.  Alisha is friendly and quiet. Her emotional world is poor.  She needs care constantly.

Update June 2013:
Look how good she looks! When I saw her she was sitting on the floor with another child, and she reached out and tugged on my pant leg almost like “look at me!”  I said her name, and she gave me a big grin.

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

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Soleil

Soleil June 2013Girl, born January 2001
Mild to moderate mental delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

Soleil comes very highly recommended from the orphanage director. She has shown great progress since she entered the orphanage.

She is running out of time — a family must be found for her before she turns 16!

Update June 2013:
Soleil really stands out.  She is a helper. She was helping the younger children stand up and dance and they were watching her to mimic what to do. She seems to be one of children that helps the orphanage staff as she is able to follow directions. She can read and speaks very clearly when asked questions. It is unclear why she is in this specific orphanage and they pointed her out specifically as needing a family! She is a very sweet girl who said she has dreamed about having a family but isn’t sure if she will ever have one- it just about broke my heart. There is also video available with her in it!

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

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Adelina

Adelina June 2013Girl, born 2002Adelina (2)
Mild to moderate delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

Another lovely young lady, still waiting for her forever family.

Update June 2013:
This picture does not show off her true beauty! She loved wearing this dress as when she danced the beads went flying. She has some pretty good dancing moves! I am not sure if she knew the words to the song but her mouth moved the entire time. She also rocks when she sits and does present as delayed.  She has a very sweet, shy smile.

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

 

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Cheryl

CherylGirl, born 2004
Mild to moderate delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

Update June 2013:
She is delayed but she tries very hard to keep up with everything. She is super, super smiley- like she could not stop smiling and giggling. She loved singing and she also loved watching everyone else dance (she did not participate). She also rocks when she sits, but again probably to self-soothe. There is video available with her in it as well.

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

 

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Justine

Girl, Born June 2001
From her medical records: congenital microcephaly, autism

Listed: August 7, 2010

Justine is a pretty girl with dark hair and eyes. She is fully mobile and active. Her face bears features of FAS, but this is not documented and is only a cautionary disclosure.

As with all children living in these difficult conditions, this child’s cognitive development has regressed significantly since he/she was younger. It is of crucial importance that any family considering the adoption of an older child from the mental institution setting be well prepared for what to expect with regards to how the neglect and lack of adequate medical care and nourishment has affected this child. These children all have TREMENDOUS potential for improvement, and deserve to have a life outside these four walls.

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

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Coralina

Coralina June 2013Girl, born 2004
Mild to moderate mental delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

Isn’t she just the sweetest?

Update June 2013:
Coralina is also such a sweet girl! She loved the beach balls and was running around the room making sure they all stayed in one place. She is very small especially considering she is almost 9.  She is in a video, available to interested families.

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

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Dorothy

Dorothy MAAGirl, born May 2005
PRC
post-op Cerebral Palsy and estropia

Listed: May 18, 2015

Dorothy is diagnosed as having post-op CP (both lower limbs affected) and esotropia. From an update (April 2015): Dorothy is extroverted, optimistic, and happy. Her mental development is same as other peers the same age in the orphanage. She understands everything adults say. Dorothy can comprehend and remember what she is taught, but she cannot speak clearly. She needs a walker when walking, as she cannot walk independently. Dorothy can stand by herself for a short time and she can walk upstairs or downstairs by holding the rail. Dorothy is potty trained and has no continence issues. She can communicate with adults by using simple words, but talks slowly. She likes talking with people and she is well behaved and obedient. She can feed herself and put on her own clothing. Dorothy’s fine motor skills are normal. She can draw simple shapes like a circle, triangle, and apple and she can pick up little things with her fingers. She likes playing with blocks, coloring, painting, and dancing. She receives special education in the orphanage and her academic performance is fine. Dorothy’s emotional development is normal. She is close with her foster mother and her teachers. She gets along well with the other kids and is very caring. When other kids carry her walker for her, she will say ‘thank you.” She has lived with a foster family inside the orphanage for four years. Before, she lived with another foster family. She got along well with both families. Dorothy 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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Alys

Alys June 2013Girl, born February 2003
Mental delays, fetal alcohol syndrome, microcephaly, partial atrophy of optic nerve, birth vitium cordis

Listed: October 8, 2012

Alys is a beautiful, sweet girl who is already 9 years old!   She has significant mental delays, FAS, microcephaly and partial atrophy of optic nerve.   She could greatly benefit from a family!

Update June 2013:
She was about ready to take her nap when I saw her. She already had her hands behind her head relaxing! She does get out of her crib and her orphanage just created an outside safe space for older children who are in cribs.

Married couples only.  Larger families and older parents welcome.

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

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Emily

emilyGirl, born 2001
Cerebral palsy, knee joints contractures, valgus feet, severe mental delays

Listed: September 25, 2015

She is so full of life!  She just needs a family!

 

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

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Nadene

Nadene 2013 (1)Girl, born 2005
Diagnsis: mental delays, light degree tetraparesis (CP)

Listed: October 14, 2012

Miss Nadene has regressed greatly in the orphanage. She has bad memory and attention. She is very shy and quiet. She needs help often but she can walk with support. She could use the love of a family to really blossom!

 

UPDATE 2013:
She is a mover!  It was difficult to get her to stand still.

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

 

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Willa

WillaGirl, born February 2005
PRC
Motions of right tendon is bad, deformed tongue

Listed May 11, 2015

Willa, 11,  is by all accounts an extroverted, happy, well-behaved, very obedient and caring, helpful and easy-going girl.  She  has been in the orphanage system and foster care since 2005 and has lived in the foster home inside the orphanage for the last 5 years.  She’s always gotten along well with foster families.  She likes to help her foster mom, do housework, take care of her little brothers and sisters, and help children with physical disabilities walk up and down stairs.  Though she is diagnosed with postoperative tongue malformation and mental development delay, others who’ve met her say she has normal mental and emotional development, but can’t speak clearly. Her motor skills are normal, and she has no physical limitations.  A recent report says she’s in kindergarten, but past reports have said she is in the orphanage special education class, is the best student there, understands what is taught, and is good at painting.  She is close to the teachers and gets along very well with all other kids and adults.  She can recite some poems and children’s songs, as well as simple English words.  She can write simple words and do simple addition and subtraction. We and others met Terri in her orphanage, and one visitor reports, “She is a very sweet and happy child who really lights up the room when she smiles. She will go very far with love and formal education.” She really wants to be adopted!  See her happy personality as she dances in her video.   Click here to see Terri’s video

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

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Toni

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ToniGirl, born October 2002
PRC
loss of vision in one eye / some hearing loss (wears hearing aids)

Listed: November 4, 2015

Toni is a beautiful girl who recently turned 13 years old. She has less than one year to find a new family, after which time she will be ineligible for adoption. She came into care as an abandoned child when she was about 2 years old. They discovered she had vision loss in one eye. They thought at that time she was totally deaf. She was placed with a foster family, who taught her to use some basic signs. After a while, the foster mother realized Toni could hear louder sounds and voices. Toni has attended a school for the deaf since last year, where she receives speech therapy. She is now wearing hearing aids, which have enhanced her hearing. Toni is learning to speak. She is able to hear well enough to follow spoken directions. Toni can do addition to 100, and she can write her name. She has excellent self care abilities, and can also help out in caring for the younger children. Toni sets the table, and folds her own laundry. She is very polite. Toni’s caregiver has been encouraging her to be more out going and enthusiastic. She loves to play outdoors with her friends, and is very active. Toni enjoys drawing and making handicrafts, and in her quiet time, watches cartoons and other TV shows. In her videos, you can see how serious Toni appears. She realizes her time to find a family is short, and she is concerned. Toni needs a family who will help her learn all she has missed educationally, and help her blossom.

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

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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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Darly #67

Darly #567This 10 y.o.girl has specific developmental disorders of speech and language; mild mental delay. She is physically healthy. She does not often get ill.

Listed: August 3, 2015

Darly has started speaking in full sentences and her speech is becoming more and more understandable. She has started seeking contact with some of her peers as well as with the educators. She is timid and shy, agile and independent as regards her self-service needs. She attends a mainstream school. She marks progress in her sociability and her speech. She has a positive attitude towards adoption.

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

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Julissa & Jodi L9

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Julissa:  born April 2002; lack of protein energy. Weak posture. Enuresis of night. Psychomotor development delay in the form of a mild mental development delay.

the oldest sister has greyish-blue eyes and ash blonde hair. The girl is currently attending school and has good grades. The girl has a rich imagination, she gladly writes poems, stories, and enjoys performing in front of an audience and reciting poems. She is organizing a dance team in which they create performances and show them to the social workers. She likes roller-skating and has many friends, but also enjoys being alone. An educational neglect was observed, she had difficulties with adapting herself to having lessons, wasn’t able to independently study the school materials. She needed to be motivated and supported by adults on a regular basis. Her thinking speed was medium slow. The girl really needs a support of adults and needs to hear their thoughts and opinions. She needs someone she can trust, whom she could open up to, whom she could tell her feelings, emotions and thoughts. The girl has big mood-swings and she sometimes has self-destructive thoughts. She explained to her mother on the phone that she will be a part of a host program in USA and she wants to be adopted.

Jodi:   born January 2005; bronchial asthma, moderate degree, allergic rhinitis. Hereditary knee anomalies, feet deformation.  Mild mental delays, disturbance of activity and attention, institutional upbringing.

Jodi has blue eyes and ash blonde hair. In the school year of 2012/2013 the girl began her 1st grade. The girl is attending a specialized school. She has a great imagination and artistic thinking. She loves watching movies, singing songs, portraying things in her drawings and acting. The girl takes care of the youngest children. She is very active, gladly joins in different activities, including the dance team, and loves roller-skating. Currently, she really likes to make herself look pretty and enjoys having fun with such girly things. The head of the institution in which she currently resides explained, that her mild mental development delay cannot be seen when talking with the girl, it mainly is expressed as difficulties with focusing when studying. She has a poorly developed willpower, has low motivation for learning. Apart from that, she has good reasoning skills, she knows how to defend her point of view. The girl wasn’t prepared for school, wasn’t able to focus during lessons, had a slow thinking pace, and couldn’t follow the rest of the class. The abilities, health condition and development level was evaluated and she was introduced to a more suitable education program for children of minorities and with mental development issues.

*** We are eligible for a $20,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Lexi

LexiGirl, born October 2005
PRC
Hyperextension of right knee/incontinent (possible lower spine issue)

Listed: May 27, 2014

Lexi is a beautiful little girl with such a sweet spirit! She is 8 years old, and has hyperextension of her right knee and is incontinent (possible issue with lower spine). She is able to “walk” with some assistance. Lexi used to sit and watch the other kids run and play, and she was so sad she couldn’t join in the fun. She worked and worked to find a way to get around! Lexi has had some delays but has excellent fine motor skills. She can take care of herself very well and is a smart girl. She has a best friend at the orphanage. Lexi sings while her friend dances. I imagine Lexi would love to be able to dance, too. She will need possible surgery and therapy on her right leg, and help with the continence issues. Lexi is a very loving and patient little girl. She is ready and waiting for a family of her own.

A family met her in country in 2015; they are willing to discuss her privately with families who are seriously considering adopting her.

*** 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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Chelsea Qi

Chelsea Qi (3)Chelsea Qi (1)Girl, born 2006
She is listed as Blind with a left foot deformity; she was assessed and they confirmed that she has no visual impairments but rather what they think is a visual processing disorder.

Listed: August 25, 2015

Chelsea Qi is a sweet girl with a kind spirit. It is rare to see her without a huge smile on her face. When first meeting her she may come across as shy or reserved but she warms up very quickly!

Chelsea loves to color and craft time was her favorite activity at camp. She could sit for hours coloring, making beaded necklaces or filling in her memory book. Chelsea has a beautiful voice and really enjoys singing! She knows a lot of Chinese songs and even a few songs in English! She really enjoyed our assembly time where we would sing some crazy camp songs and dance. She even sang a song all by herself during the end of week Talent Show. Swimming time was another highlight of the week for her, she loved getting to splash around in the pool and play with the blow up balls. All morning she would ask if it was time to go swimming yet!

Chelsea does have some special needs but her biggest need of all is a family that will love and help her to succeed in life. We have seen what small interventions can do for her development and with proper support and therapies we have no doubt she can continue to thrive! She used to live in a great foster home but had to return to her home orphanage in February 2015. We know she greatly misses her friends and nannies as the situation in her current orphanage isn’t ideal.

A specific agency is offering a $4,000 grant if a family uses their agency to adopt her.

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

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Aubrey

2003, Sept. 23rd, AubreyGirl, born Sept 2003
PRC
Anemia; Nystagmus; Minor Delay

Listed: Dec 8, 2015

Adorable Aubrey has waited so long for a family already.

Aubrey is described as pure, kind and polite. Her outdated file states that she smiles at people every day.  She is said to get along well with other children and caregivers, being very helpful to them and to others. When she was very young, her file also noted that she loved to be hugged by people she was familiar with. Please help us find this sweet girl a family- she has waited long enough! Aubrey is from a province that makes the travel part of the process as easy and convenient as possible for an adoptive family.

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Aubrey’s adoption with her current agency.

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

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Kathleen

Kathleen2-croppedKathleen 2015Girl, born 2004
Unrepaired cleft palate, mental delays

Listed: October 1, 2015

Kathleen is described as broadminded and cheerful.

From someone who met Kathleen in 2010: Kathleen is a very loving and social little girl who loves getting attention from adults. Whenever I was in her group, she was always right beside me, participating in whatever I was doing and engaging me in her own favorite activities. Kathleen has kept that silly, playfulness that most institutionalized children seem to lose. She was definitely a little mischievous getting into everything, but was also very quick to follow direction and obviously eager to please. I truly believe she would thrive in a family where she was showered with all the attention she deserves and allowed to simply be the fun-loving, silly little girl God created her to be.

From someone who met Kathleen in 2012: Kathleen is a happy little girl who would love to be able to communicate, but cannot because of an unrepaired cleft palate. She makes noises to communicate to the best of her ability. She is a very sweet little girl, and loves to play outside. Many missionaries who have met her loved her and spoke highly of her!

Update September 2015: Kathleen was moved into an all girls facility in 2012. The staff say she has adapted well to the routine and has a group of friends. However there is no opportunity for education or therapy where she currently is. The staff say their goals are focused physical activity and teaching the girls self care rather than on education. The facility is in a very rural village and there is no school nearby.

Kathleen was evaluated by a doctor who said that she is moderately mentally disabled. There is a high likelihood that she has some form of a congenital syndrome that she was born with. She has an unrepaired cleft palate, mitral valve prolapse, as well as some abnormality of her elbow joints. She is also very thin, it’s unclear if this is related to her syndrome since the other girls at her facility were not under weight like she is. We observed her eating several times, the palate does not seem to slow her down, but she does have to clear her nose frequently because there is no barrier between her mouth and her nasal cavity. It was originally thought that her speech challenges were due to the unrepaired palate, but the doctor says this is not likely since she is not just delayed in speech, but rather is completely nonverbal. He believes that she will remain nonverbal, but then again there is no speech therapy offered where she is, so we doubt that!

Kathleen understands and is able to follow basic instructions, and is able to perform self care with supervision (self feeds, toilets, dresses independently, etc). We were able to get her to play briefly kicking around a ball, and she liked to watch us color. We were unable to get her to use the crayons herself to see what her fine motor skills are like. She likes to take pictures but refuses to look at the pictures on the phone! She seems really averse to iphones, ipad, etc, when we tried to show her pictures and videos. She would hold our hands and lead us around where she wanted to go, and enjoys skipping! The staff have a nickname for her that basically means “energizer,” because she is always active and on the go!

Kathleen is a beautiful girl who is not able to reach her God given potential where she currently is. The doctor was not hopeful that she would “ever progress,” but we know that with the love/dedication of a family, and medical care/therapy that she needs, that she can prove him wrong!

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

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Nina

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born November 2004
Nina wants to be adopted! Possible FAS diagnosis

Listed: September 24, 2015

Nina is fine, cute, companionable, independent. She quickly and easily establish contacts with other people. She is popular among peers, sensitive to the suffering of others. She likes to help the weaker ones.

She learns willingly. She is conscientious and responsible. Science is not a problem for her. However, she requires assistance with homework. The girl reads nicely and smoothly, inventive, she likes to actively spend her free time. She is happy to be included in the work team. She likes to manual activities, games and fun group. Nina has difficulties in memorizing of a few commands at the same time also troubles with abstract account – on concretely doing well, is not that the worst of logical thinking.

The girl doesn’t often get sick, she has a small eye condition that in recent times has significantly improved (after a visual check by an ophthalmologist opportunity to stop wearing glasses) and a slight defect in attitude.

Nina strongly emotionally is related to her carers in the orphanage, which calls “mother” and “father”. Always warmly expressed about them and about the people of her loved ones.

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

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Audrey, Adelaide and Emmett

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Sibling set – Must be kept together! Listed: October 5, 2015

Girl, born 2004 (red dress)
Healthy

Girl, born 2006 (pink dress)
Other disorders of psychological development
Phonological disorder
flat feet
astigmatism
cardiomyopathy

boy, born 2008
Phonological disorder
ADHD
Other behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence
Flat foot

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

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4 Siblings #42

Nicole (14) , Nicoletta(9), Nicolina(5) and Nicholas (7)Nicole (14) , Nicoletta (9), Nicolina (5) and Nicholas (7)

Listed: October 13, 2015

A close-knit sibling group of four kids is waiting for their forever family! Born to parents who are both mute and deaf, all four kids have moderate to severe hearing loss and resulting delays in speech and development. Unfortunately, they only received medical evaluation and hearing aids last year.

These children need someone to teach them sign language, to help them catch up their peers, and to seek more treatment and therapies to mitigate their hearing loss. No lessons in love are needed – the kids already know what it means to be a family and are very attached to each other – they just need to find a family to share their affection with!

*** 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 12 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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LouAnn

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

Listed: December 8, 2015

 

*** 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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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!

*** 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.

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

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Lizzie

LizzieGirl, born 2003
Microcephaly
Profound mental retardation

Listed: December 8, 2015

Sweet girl!

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Daphne

Daphne MAAGirl, born July 2003
PRC
Post-op anal atresia

Listed: March 24, 2015

Daphne is outgoing and has a quick smile. She enjoys playing with all kinds of toys and watching cartoons. She is close to the caretakers and with her friends. She is helpful and gets along well with the other children. She attends school inside the orphanage.

Daphne is diagnosed with post-op anal atresia. She has normal urination, but does not have bowel continence. She could likely achieve social continence with the support of a program like the one at Cincinnati Children’s or the one at Nationwide Children’s.

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

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Shirley #1-34

ShirleyAge: 14
Diagnosis: spina bifida

Listed: January 11, 2016

Shirley moves around independently in a wheelchair. She can pull up to a standing position on her own by holding on to a steady support. She can get on and sit in a chair, sofa or bench. She writes, draws, cuts, and eats independently. She is very social and easily carries on a conversation with people. ; she does her nails and can recognize herself in the mirror. She likes to do her hair and put bows and tiaras in it. She likes to receive gifts – bracelets, rings, etc. She likes to be a leader among her peers. She is concerned for the younger children and helps them. When helping someone, she feels meaningful and useful. When someone interacts with her, she is very loving, seeks contacts with the people who take care of her, constantly asks questions and is curious. She likes to listen to music and watch soap operas on the TV. She sings children’s songs, dances well and can follow the rhythm. She likes to draw and color as well as to go out on walks.

At 7 years old, she was placed in a mental institution, where she lived for 7 years. She is now living in a group home and has the opportunity to attend school. In the school 2015/2016, she is in the seventh grade in a mainstream school, in the program “Inclusive Education”. She is in the 7th grade, in a group for individual education of children with multitude of disabilities. She loves going to school. She partially recognizes numbers, letters and writes elements of the letters. She counts to 20. She knows “smaller” and “larger”. She knows the days of the week and the seasons. She knows the main colors and with directions from an adult, recognizes the fruits and vegetables. She participates in activities from the everyday life – she puts her room in order, eats on her own; she can put the table and clean it; she helps the children in the group. She can do her morning and night routines independently. She also can choose her clothes that she will wear.

The agency has videos from January 2016. While videoing, she asked a lot of questions and made sure to watch the video to ensure she looked good before allowing the photos and videos to be seen. She demonstrated an inquisitive nature and a sense of humor during the interaction.

FEES ARE REDUCED FOR THIS ADOPTION

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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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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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Vaida

photogirlGirl, born 2004
P-OD
Apert Syndrome, Craniosynostosis, Syndactyly (feet and hands), Language disorder

Listed: March 20, 2015

Vaida is sociable; responds with friendly smile.

As of 2012:  Vaida has a mild to moderate mental delays, she shows difficulty in taking objects with her hands, she is able to integrate simple concepts necessary for her daily living, her language isn’t understandable, low attention and memory.

She is able to walk without help and is independent in her daily living activities, articulated visuomotor coordination, recognizes her body parts; she has difficulty communicating with others.

Vaida is a very loving child who helps the care takers; she is curious, she enjoys when someone tells her a tale, easy going with the therapies. She gets tired quickly and prefers play activities. In front of strangers she avoids contact, hiding or putting her head down.

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

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Aisha #

AishaGirl, recently turned 14
Severe mental delay; congenital convergent strabismus and horizontal nystagmus; disorder of the vegetative nervous system.

Listed February 26, 2016

Aisha is described as mostly calm and cheerful. She doesn’t demonstrate any aggressive behavior. The stability of her attention needs to improve further as she has some difficulties focusing her attention on certain objects and she easily gets distracted.

Aisha is a very affectionate child and she loves receiving individual attention.

Aisha has formed self-service habits. She eats independently and slowly as her chewing reflex needs to develop further. The level of independence and inattentiveness she presents with should improve further as well. She needs support and supervision in performing her daily tasks and activities.

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

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Clara

ClaraGirl, born 2001
Sensorineural bilateral hearing loss, Expressive language disorder

Clara can talk.

Listed: March 16, 2015

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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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Skyler

SkylerGirl, born 2003
Cerebral palsy

Listed: March 16, 2015

Skyler is a very kind and friendly girl, studies well.

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Betsy

40614170606 Betsy (2)betsy-2016Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

Listed: March 1, 2015

From a family who met her in 2014:
This young lady is very sweet! She is in school and just finished the 3rd level. Betsy likes to color, read, run, swing on the playground, and dance. When we were able to talk to her she seemed slightly shy but very calm and gentle. Betsy is articulate and seems only slightly delayed. She and my daughter hugged and cried when they had to say good-bye. Betsy really wants to come to America. She would be a wonderful addition to any family!

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

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Marygrace

marygraceGirl, born June 2005
PRC
Post-op cerebral palsy. concomittant exotropia

Listed: February 26, 2015

From her file dated September 2011- Marygrace is introverted, shy and timid. She loves playing toys (dolls) and listening to music and has a ready smile on her face. Marygrace can get along with other kids, likes reading picture books and chatting with familiar caretakers. She can chat well with close partners and is good at expressing herself, but she doesn’t like talking with strangers. She’s also a good leader among the children.

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Sara #529 and Susan #530

Sara 529Two sisters; the older sister has post-surgical encephalopathy.
Sara, age: 12 years
The girl had post-surgical encephalopathy of moderate degree. Condition after surgery of a benign formation of the cerebrum. The girl is clinically healthy at present. Her physical development is within the norm, as well as her intelligence.

Listed: February 25, 2015

The child communicates freely with both children and adults. She enjoys listening to music and dancing. She has a very close emotional bond with her younger sister.

Susan, aSusan 530ge: 11 years

Healthy. Her intelligence is within the norm. The child is sociable and radiant. She has well-developed self-service skills and hygiene habits. Her physical and mental development is correspondent to her age.

In the videos you will see the girls say “hello”, tell that they are in 7th and 5th grade respectively.  Sara’s favorite school subjects are reading and mathematics and Susan’s is man and nature. They share they have friends. Write. When asked confirm they are studying English at school but they get embarrassed and the only words in English they can think of are “Hello” and “Goodbye”

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

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Jill

JillJill is a 10 year old girl; she has severe hearing deficits and is developmentally more like a 6 year old.

Listed: January 26, 2015

 

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Shayla

shayla june 2013Girl, born 2004
Diagnoses: deep mental delay. Cerebral paralysis- double spastic form, microcephaly. Strabismus, divergent squint, and Optic atrophy. First degree anemia.

Listed: October 4, 2012

Sweet little Shayla could tremendously use a family and medical attention to help her thrive. She has already been living in this orphanage for 3 years and risks soon having to be transferred to a place where adoption will be next to impossible.

Her speech is not well developed, she holds toys in her hands for brief periods of time (but she sure does love to hold stuffed animals!), she has a reaction when you say her name but she is not able to communicate back but she smiles. She walks with support- can”t walk independently. Children in this orphanage need families! They do not receive enough interaction/therapy to help them thrive. They are seen as hopeless but we know that is not true!

Update June 2013:
This is not a great picture [on the right] but she would NOT sit still. She was wanting to move!! She thought it was so funny and would not stop laughing and rocking back and forth about the camera. The nannys also were laughing with her- her laugh and happiness is very infectious.

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

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Venetia

Girl, born 2005
Mild to moderate delays, needs dental work

Listed: October 29, 2012

Sweet girl!  She needs a mama to paint her nails and braid her hair.  She’s trying so hard to force a smile for the camera.

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Lauren

Guardian Angellauren-2016Girl, Born January 2002
From her medical records:  chondrodysplasia

NEW PIC OF LAUREN!

Listed: August 7, 2010

Lauren says “HI Mama!!  I’m here waiting for you!”  (in this photo she is riding a rocking horse!)

Lauren is a super-sweet and active little girl.  She is very social and affectionate, and will do well in a family setting.

As with all children living in these difficult conditions,  this child’s cognitive development has regressed significantly since he/she was younger.  It is of crucial importance that any family considering the adoption of an older child from the mental institution setting be well prepared for what to expect with regards to how the neglect and lack of adequate medical care and nourishment has affected this child.    These children all have TREMENDOUS potential for improvement, and deserve to have a life outside these four walls.

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Frieda

Frieda June 2013Girl, born 2002
Mild to moderate delays, Cerebral Palsy

Listed: October 29, 2012

Update June 2013: 
Frieda is also very sweet but is delayed. She is shy when you meet her but she loves lollipops and will smile for one 🙂  There is video also available with her in it, for interested families. She knew the words to the lyrics to the songs they performed and also tried to dance along to the music. She does like to rock a little bit when she sits more than likely to self-soothe.

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Gertie

Gertie Photo 3 Mar-2013Gertie was born in September of 2002 and has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. She receives regular physical therapy and is able to stand and walk with the help of a walker.

Listed: July 23, 2014

Gertie is described as an outgoing, sensitive and friendly girl. She eagerly takes part in group and individual activities and is very engaged in games. She likes to draw, memorizes songs and poems, and gladly completes her homework.

Update October 2014: Gertie is described as a smart, open and positive girl whose hard work continues to result in academic as well as physical progress for her. She’s now in 5th grade.

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

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Sarah Anne

Sarah AnneGirl, born October 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: May 9, 2014

Sweet Sarah Anne has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Right now she is living in an orphanage but is able to go to a Special Education school in the big city. Sarah Anne is still a bit behind her friends developmentally but she does like to play with other children and she studies very hard. Sarah Anne is friendly with others and likes meeting new people. Sarah Anne’s limbs can be a little stiff but she still loves communicating with others.

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Sophia

Sophia (1)Sophia2014Girl, born June, 2004
PRC
Scoliosis and delayed mental development

Listed: March 12, 2014

Sophia can communicate with teachers and caregivers, but when talk is deeper, she can not express herself well. She is able to take care of herself in all daily needs. She is in Grade 4 of a Special Need Children School.

Video:  http://youtu.be/hswDggLxjOQ

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Lucy

LucyLucy 1Girl, born December 2004
PRC
mental delays and language delays

Listed: March 10, 2014

Lucy lives in a foster home and attends special education classes. Lucy is said to be outgoing and enjoys interacting with other children. Lucy was diagnosed with mental delays and language delays. Lucy loves to sing and dance. She knows about 30 Chinese characters, can count to 100, knows all the months of the year and days of the week. Her sentences are said to be limited to four to five words. Lucy can dress and undress herself, feed herself and participate in most all physical activities. Lucy is said to love to read books aloud.

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

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Sarina

Sarahfina Feb 2014 (1)Sarina (1)Girl, born December 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: November 27, 2013

Sarina has normal limb development and delayed motion development. Her mental development is delayed compared to other children. She is open, gentle, polite, and likes familiar people close to her. She can get along well with other kids, likes sharing toys with kids, likes riding the bike, listening to music, and reading. Sarina is able to communicate with people and express her preferences.She can sing short children’s songs, recite short poems and can imitate drawing various shapes. Sarina can walk independently as well as go up and down the stairs. She likes to help people. Sarina is waiting to have a family so she can be a helper to her brothers and sisters.

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

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Ellie

Ellieellie updated picture Feb2014Girl, born July 2004
PRC
Cerebral palsy, mental delays

Listed: September 17, 2013

 

Ellie is open, gets along well with others, is helpful, and can join in group activities. She is a positive girl, and likes to share the toys. Ellie is receiving acupuncture and motion treatment according to her condition. She can sit stably, can crawl well, can walk slowly with the help of the walking aid. This beautiful girl is just waiting to light up the lives of a her new family.

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

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Jessica

Girl, born July 2004
PRC
cerebral palsy

Listed: September 29, 2012

Jessica is a shy and sensitive little girl. She is also timid.

Jessica was abandoned by her parents in front of our institute in 2005 due to her cerebral palsy. At the time, her complexion was dark and she was skinny. She could neither walk nor talk. In the institute, she is a very good girl who did not cry without reason. We all treasure her. When she interacts with other children, she likes to hold hands with them and touch their faces. Most interestingly, she takes very good care of her toys as they are always the cleanest and complete after she plays with them. For all of this, she is constantly praised by our caretakers.

Because of her cerebral palsy, Jessica has limitations in movement and speech. She received rehabilitation treatment in the institute for a period of time. From July 2011, she received rehabilitation treatment  for half a year. Currently, she can walk slowly when holding onto something. She can also say some simple words. For example, she can say the names of all the children in the institute. Because she is timid, she cannot walk freely for fear of falling. She’s afraid to step forward and would sometimes just sit on the floor. We would tell her encouraging words everyday, for Jessica is a child in need of much encouragement.

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

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Cambria

Cambria smiling March 2014Girl, born January 2005Anophthalmos (absence of eyes)

Listed: August 13, 2012

What a sweet little girl!  She is walking independently. Married couples only, large families welcome!

Update June 2013:
Don’t let Cambria’s pictures fool you. She is happy and full of life. Usually, she is stuck in bed for her own safety, as the nannies are afraid she could fall or run into something and hurt herself. When I took her out, she was able to walk, run, and dance to the music playing on the TV in the room. She loves dancing! She started laughing when I clapped my hands in front of her face and when I sneezed. She is an absolutely angelic little girl. While I do believe she has some institutional autism, she would be a joy in any family, and with love and proper care will thrive.

Update March 2014:
Although she mostly lays around because she cannot see, she walks and dances; she loves music. She is extremely gentle, and sensitive to noises.  She loves to be swung around and rocked gently, and that also makes her giggle.

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

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Lexi (L)

Girl, born September, 2004
has siblings (not available for adoption)
FAS; Mixed specific developmental delays; short-stature; strabismus; hypertrophy; flat-foot; repaired hernia.

Listed May 20, 2012

Lexi was born prematurely at 34 weeks gestation weighing 1530g. She has had trouble gaining weight. She has a history of bronchitis and otitis. She started walking at the age of 2. In March 2011 she weighed 15kg and was 103cm tall. Delay of speech comprehension, expressive speech, general motor, audio attention memory, and visual attention memory. She is developmentally on target for her age in the areas of fine motor, self sufficiency skills, and social adaptation.

Update from Lexi’s care home Feb 2011: She attends speech therapy classes. She was diagnosed with Speech and communication disorder- moderate delay of language development. During therapy she is active and interested in the activities. However her actions are stereotypical, chaotic, she struggles to understand simple plots of the games.

October 2010: Lexi is agile, happy, and communicative. She is able to recognise and name the objects from her nearest surroundings. She struggles to understand abstract concepts. She helps get herself dressed, undressed, makes her bed, and looks after her own clothes.

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

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Noel

Guardian AngelGirl, Born October 2004

Oh, Noel!   Noel was born with hydrocephaly and severe CP.   She has had surgery and has a shunt for her hydrocephalus, but she is still just “existing” for right now.  She is blessed to still be at the baby house….the director can’t bear to send her on.

Listed: February 21, 2011

There is no way to know her potential until she is out of an orphanage and in her own family setting.  She will likely require 24 hour care.   But she deserves a family of her own!

Because of her severe special needs, any family considering a commitment for Noel should have experience caring for a child with these significant needs.

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

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Tressa

Girl, Born January 16, 2005
Probable FAS

Listed December 23, 2010

Tressa is facing imminent transfer.  She does not have much to be happy about.  Maybe you can make this the last Christmas she spends alone?

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

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Valerie

valerie-2015Girl, Born February 2004

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!  Valerie has been transferred.

Listed: August 7, 2010

Isn’t Valerie cute??  She is diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  She also has strabismus (crossed/lazy eyes).    She is diagnosed with developmental delay, and shows many of the facial characteristics of a child with FAS (Fetal Alcohol syndrome).  But she is a darling girl, very active, loving and affectionate!   She is facing the institution soon.  I hope a family is out there waiting just for her!

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.   This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.   There is no way to know this ahead of time.

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

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Miranda

Girl, Born August 25, 2004
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: June 20, 2010
SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

What a beautiful little girl!    Wispy blonde hair and bright blue eyes!  Miranda is healthy and developing well out side of her CP.    She is an orphanage favorite.   Waiting for more info on her ability to walk/speak, etc.

She has two younger siblings, their status is not known.

She was transferred from her baby home, and still waits for her family.  She has been listed for SO long!!

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Devora

DevoraGirl, born February 2002
Mental delay, HIV

Listed: March 4, 2013

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.

Elinor, Devora, Isolde, Julia,  Sullivan, Artemur, Duane, Abner and Irina may all be in the same region.

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

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Mollie

Mollie updateMollie (2)Girl, born March 2004
PRC
Mental delays

Listed: March 5, 2014

Mollie can sit, stand and walk, jump, run and go up and down stairs independently. She can make movements with teacher’s guidance. Regarding language development, she can communicate with nannies and teachers. She get’s along well with other children and likes to help others. She is able to play with toys, clap hands and dance with music, and participate in outdoor activities.

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Shirley

ShirleyGirl, born February 2004
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: February 11, 2014

Shirley is a sweet girl who has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and high muscle tension in her legs. She has had surgery to help with the tension in her tendons. Shirley loves to play dress up with her dolls. She is currently attending a primary school and is learning a lot! Shirley has been living in a foster family since 2006 so that she could get more individualized attention. She go to therapies every day to make her body stronger. Shirley is able to take care of all her personal needs and is very independent. She has been taught about adoption and would like to be adopted!

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Alice

AliceGirl, born December 2003
PRC
Developmental Delay

Listed November 18, 2013

Alice is very caring and sweet. She is diagnosed as being developmentally delayed, but the volunteer at camp found her to be a very smart girl who loves chatting about everything around her!!

What Alice’s camp counselor had to say:
“I am writing about my girl Alice whom I worked with at camp for a week. Alice is such a great girl! She is 9 years old, loves crafts, singing and dancing in front of people in her own way, and taking care of others. As I watched her, I noticed how kind and sweet she is. Alice is so kind to others, especially children who are with her, or those she lives with at her orphanage.

One of the best moments I had with Alice was when we read our goodbye letters to each other. She seems so tough and tried not to show her emotions to me all week, but when I read my letter to her and she read her letter to me, she started crying. She cried for a very long time, which made me emotional and she turned and looked at me and whispered “I love you.” It broke my heart, but made me so thankful to have this sweet girl in my life that I didn’t realize I needed, until God placed her there.

Alice looks a little small for her age, but has no physical needs. She is very active, talks a lot once she gets to know you, and like I have said before, LOVES kids! It is so neat to see her take care of those around her, make sure they have enough to drink, to eat, and that they are clothed well. Any family would be so blessed to have Alice in their life and I hope you consider adopting her!! She is so amazing and I’m blessed to know her and call her my little sister.”

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Iris

30702000250Girl, born March 2003
Moderate mental delays; Microcephaly; Acquired deformity of chest and rib; Scoliosis

Listed: July 7, 2013

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Rhonda #445

RhondaAGE: 11Rhonda update
Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus

Listed: January 16, 2014

Rhonda is VERY alert and aware. In 2012, her head measurement was 71cm. It has not grown since that time. She’s learning to push herself around in a wheelchair. She can control her head and hold it up, but still requires support to sit up. She loves being upright and gets upset when left laying for long periods of time. She sits in a positioning chair and loves it. She manipulate with objects-she puts cubes one on top of the other, puts wide rings on a fixed axis, she inlays 5 cubes with different sizes one into the other. She concentrates for longer time when doing something that is interesting for her. She likes listening to music and will share her toys with other children. She follows simple directions.

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Melody

melody updated picture 1 feb2014Melody 2Girl, born May 2004
PRC
Developmental delays, possible mild Thalssemia

Listed: January 14, 2014

Melody is diagnosed with moderate delayed mental development and Hypochromic microcytic anemia- possible thalassemia or iron deficiency anemia. Her file mentions beta thalassemia minor, but it does not appear that she receives regular transfusions at this time. She may have thalassemia intermedia. A prospective family should be prepare for any form of thalassemia. www.choosingthalassemia dot blogspot dot com is an excellent resource to learn more about thalassemia. Melody does not have good motion development and her mental development is delayed. A prospective family should be prepared for mild CP as well, even though that is not on the list of diagnoses. She was admitted to the orphanage at 5 years old. At that time, she could sit, stand, and walk alone. After she got comfortable with her new surroundings, she was polite and could get along well with people. At the age of 6 years, she could go up and down stairs holding onto something and could pick her favorite toys, but her language development was delayed. She could greet adults positively. At the age of 8 years, her motion of both upper limbs was not good and her walking position was not normal. She could wash her hands, could put on and take off her clothes independently, and could button and unbutton. She is now receiving special education in the center, can recognize common colors and shapes, can participate in some simple activities with kids, and can read some short children’s songs with teachers and friends, but she cannot read alone. Melody is gentle and shy, can get along well with others, and is very happy when playing games with children. Occasionally she is obstinate. She likes to share toys and food with the other children.

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Tatumn

Girl, born January 2002
She has moderate mental delays

Listed: August 13, 2012
What a beautiful smile!

Currently Tatumn lives in school orphanage. She is very friendly and easy-going.

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Winnie

DOB: 12/27/02
PRC
SN: mild humpback

Listed: May 10, 2012

In Asia, many people believe it’s important to welcome the new year with new clothes. Eight-year-old Winnie is so proud of her new coat and is ready to bring in the Year of the Rabbit!

Winnie is a very sweet girl.  She is always smiling and is very outgoing. The nannies love her because she is an excellent helper! Cleaning the table, mopping the floor, making beds, folding clothes and feeding babies are all fun and games for Winnie. She has a little humpback (a frontward curving of the spine that causes a bowing of the back), but it is said to not be too serious. Winnie walks very well, although occasionally she is a little unsteady. She expresses herself well but has difficulty articulating some of her words.

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Heather

Girl, Born December 2003
T-A
Epilepsy, moderate cognitive delay

Listed: November 12, 2011

This BEAUTIFUL girl needs a forever family of her own.   Heather is presently residing in an orphanage.

Health Condition: Heather has been diagnosed with Epilepsy.   She is currently on medication for this condition and reports state that she has not displayed any effects of Epilepsy since April 2009.   Heather has also been diagnosed with Moderate intellectual deficiency. According to reports, she had a brain injury caused by the suspected abuse from her birth father. Her psychological assessments show that she has a delay in cognitive and motor development. Heather has also been diagnosed with congenital myopia, astigmatism and mild strabismus. She currently wears glasses for myopia and astigmatism. The doctor related that astigmatism is mild so it is not necessary for her to have a surgery.

Likes & Dislikes: Heather’s favorite foods are rice with meat sauce, tapioca milk tea, chocolate, pudding, cookies, yakult, and candy. She dislikes carrots, noodles, vegetables, bean curd, and steamed buns. Her favorite activities are playing house, fishing, doing puzzles, drawing, and any active games. Y-W does not enjoy thunder, dogs, being alone, the dark, strangers, or caregivers having raised/angry voices. Heather very much enjoys school, especially singing and dancing. She gets along very well with her school peers.

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Mara

Mara (1) Mara (2)Girl, born 2003

Diagnoses: Mild mental delays, Hydrocephalus, cleft palate, Anomaly (congenital) (unspecified type) of pupil function

Listed:  January 21, 2013

This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  Please research and prepare yourself for the challenges of children with this condition.

Update:
She was so sweet! She was playing nice with all the kids. Very lovable. She came up to ask if I was her mama? It broke my heart. She loved to be held.

She followed the care givers directions & was very well behaved!! With love & patience she would fit right into a family.

Married couples only, large families welcome.

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Dani

DaniGirl, born Feb 2003dina
PRC
epilepsy

Listed: May 13, 2013

Dani is now 13 years old; she needs to be adopted prior to Feb 2017, or she will remain an orphan.

Danielle is a sweet girl who came to the institution at 5 years of age. She tends to have an episode when the weather suddenly turns cold. She will usually start to feel better after lying down for half an hour. Danielle is a very polite and sensible little girl. Usually, when she has nothing to do, she likes to help the nannies with whatever she is able to help with. She enjoys playing games with other children and really loves to talk. She is lively and open, and is well liked by everyone.

Danielle has become an active little girl. She likes to go jogging in the morning with the other kids and can run 400-500m. She did not attend school due to flare-ups of her condition, and because she has not been attending school, her intelligence is a bit lower compared to her peers. However, she has good language ability and can communicate with others normally. She enjoys singing songs and can recite some poetry. She can also write numbers. Danielle is also very hospitable. When guests come, she will warmly greet them, ask if they would like to sit down, and will shake their hand to say goodbye when the guests are leaving. She also considers herself as the Big Sister and will take care of the younger children.

Dani’s caregivers say that she is very hospitable, kind, and helpful. She likes to help clean up after the younger kids in the orphanage. Her favorite thing to do is SING!

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Julia

 

2015

2015

julia-2016Girl, born 2002

FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), probable secondary CP

Julia has such happy, giant brown eyes and a smile that lights up a room!

Listed:  January 13, 2013

Update from August 2016:  Last year Julia got operated on, on her feet. This year she is walking like a queen! She gets therapy where she learns to walk in a straight line, jump, etc. It was amazing to see what she was capable of. She was talking a lot this year. It’s very hard to understand her, even if you speak the language, but the girls that she has been in a group with for many years understand her completely and are capable of having conversations together. She loves to go on the swing, she hates to get off again. 😉

It is hard to tell what she does and doesn’t understand. She hardly responded to any question that was asked. She only answered question about whether or not she wanted to walk around the building, go on the swing, play with the ball. It was hard to tell if she wasn’t interested in answering other questions or that she didn’t understand the other questions or didn’t know the answer.

This year she showed less harming behaviors, but they were not totally gone. See does bite herself or other smaller children around her sometimes. There doesn’t seem to be a specific reason for it. It happens on random moments. But she is totally not an aggressive girl, she is so cheerful and enthusiastic. She has been a hero in her rehab therapy. It makes me think that she can achieve a lot if she gets the chance and sets her mind to it. I would really look forward to see how she’d thrive in a family!

UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER 2015: “Julia is a very enthusiastic girl. I don’t know how else I should put it in words. Meeting Julia is an experience. She is one blast of fun and energy and happiness. When I met Julia I called her my little monkey, because as soon as your within reach, she will grab you (whereever she can) and she will climb on you. And she will hold on so tight that you don’t even have to hold her. She won’t fall. She is really strong. She loves to be hold This spring Julia got operated on her feet. Before her feet were shaped like how ballerinas hold their feet while dancing. This summer she was wearing casts and one of our last days the casts were taken off and her feet are straight. Even with the casts she was already walking on her own, without the casts she did the same. Walking was very hard for her before the operation. She could amaze me sometimes by getting up and walking a couple steps to reach something she really wanted, but now she was really capable of walking, not just a couple steps. She is still in a wheelchair most of the time though. Julia is potty trained and will tell if she has to use it. She can dress (or at least undress) herself. She can play accurate with toys, like dolls, or pretend play with kitchen tools. She also tries to brush hair and put a band in it. She is really careful when she does that. She can drink from a cup and eat by herself. Julia can say some words, she doesn’t speak in sentences. She understands what is being said to her. Julia is pretty social if you compare her to many of the other children in her group. She is willing to share toys sometimes. She likes to show you around and show you beautiful things, like flowers. She has a hard time sharing personal attention though. She just wants someone for her own. Someone that she doesn’t have to share. She wants someone who has time for her, sees her, likes her. And it’s not hard to like her. With her big smile, her beaming eyes and her loving hugs it’s easy to fall in love with this girl. Last year we think she was sedated many days that we were there. She would hardly respond to anything. She would only hold my hand, but she wouldn’t even try to hold it when I walked away. We expect that they sedated her because she is such an energetic girl and there was a lack of staff last year. This year we didn’t see that anymore. Things are better in her facility than last year. She will most likely also get some kind of physical therapy now that her casts are taken off. I’ve seen some self-harming behaviors in Julia. Sometimes she bites herself or pinches herself. She can do this so badly that she starts to bleed. She can also bite and pinch others when she is upset. This is not regular behavior for her, but I’ve seen it happen. Julia is a loving girl who desperately needs a family. She has a sweet character with a lot of fire in her spirit as well. She needs someone to get her out there, before she loses the fire in her eyes.”

From a volunteer who visited with her in July 2014:  “I know Julia as a big Drama Queen. She loves attention and she’ll do anything to draw your attention. But not this year. I don’t know if she was on heavier sedatives or that she lost her strength to fight for attention. The only thing she’d do was take my hand as I walked by. Normally she’d wheel after me and try to climb on me, but it seems like there was no strength left. I missed my Julia as I know her, my little monkey. I want her to find back her energy to get out of life what’s in there. She’s an amazing girl and she deserves a loving family. She Always has a big smile on her face and she’s really caring. She takes care of dolls as if they are real babies. She feeds them, changes their diapers. She loves to play with my hair and she actually tries to put the band in it. She is amazing! She would be such a good daughter! “

From someone who met her:   Julia is a girl that I know as the girl with the big smile.  Somehow she just seem to smile almost always. She’s a little monkey. Whenever somebody enters her group she would crawl up to that person and just start to climb on him/her. She doesn’t even need you to give her a hand, she’ll just climb up without any help and then she hangs on your neck, looking around, proud, as if she wants to say ‘Did you see that? Do you see where I am?’

Guardian AngelHer favorite toy is a doll. She plays with it as if it is a baby. Keeping the doll up straight, putting her down carefully. She feeds and clothes the doll. One of the nurses showed her how she should put a cotton diaper on the doll, she totally loved it. She even sings lullabies for the doll and she’ll ask visitors to do the same. She also loves to play with long hair. She really tries to make ponytails or braids.

Julia is able to walk, but her legs are really crooked, and she needs help to keep standing or to walk.  Julia is described as curious and enthusiastic.

Elinor, Devora, Julia,  Sullivan, Artemur, Duane, Abner and Irina may all be in the same region.

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Tadee

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born February 2004
Chronic Hepatitis B

Listed: March 26, 2013

Tadee is a lovely young girl, hoping for a family of her own!  Her hair is adorable, with the multiple braids.

 

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

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

 

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Aurora (L)

AuroraGirl, born April 2002
General delays of speech & development; cerebral paralysis atonic-astatic form; wears glasses for convergent squint and farsightedness

Listed: April 12, 2012

 

Aurora has been in the orphanage since 2005.  She is being prepared to go to school. Special educator, speech therapist work with her intensively. The girl is active, willingly participates in group and in individual activity. Communicates with all the children. Wishes to be a leader, creates hers own rules. Is interested in puzzles, mosaics. Plays with dolls willingly. Likes thumbing and coloring books. Actively participates in games. Is able and likes ranging toys. Prosecutes orders willingly. She keeps to tasks consciously. Understands everyday vocabulary well, performs simple daily orders. Especially likes drawing classes. She recognizes main colors. When she gets angry, she persists, keeps silence and does not speak. Self-clean and hygiene skills formed. Orients in closest environment well. The girl is lovely, kind and smiling.

UPDATE November 2013:
Aurora attends a specialized secondary school for children who have speech development problems. She is in the 4th grade now. She likes to go to school, but still her motivation for learning is low. She is taught at the general level. The girl is confident in her self and very active. Independent, but is easy to distract her and she is impulsive. If there is enough stimulation – she will always perform well and will take care of herself. She chooses people with whom she is friendly, but with some persons she may be not polite.

Among the children of her age tries to get a leader‘s position. Sometimes she may pick on other children. When she is in her good mood she would play with all children and especially boys. Her hygienic skills are in place. Can take care of her own body. Is able and can take care of her room, can wash dishes, and wash her clothes. She helps other girls to do their hair. She knows the time, has very good orientation in the environment. She understands the value of money, but she goes to the shop with an adult. She knows how to work in a team. Aurora very much likes to paint and color, play with the computer. The top achievement – started to read book and she reads fairy tails. She participates in the dancing group.

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Evelyn

Evelyn (1) Evelyn (2)Girl, born August 2003
PRC
Developmental delays

Listed:  September 10, 2013

 Evelyn is a pretty little girl who was abandoned at age 5 in a rural area. She had received no education and therefore is now a 10 year old trying to catch up with her peers. She is one of the favorites at the center. Several nannies take her home with them so she can experience family life. In the center she is in a room with 4 girls and 1 nanny. She is very shy especially around strangers. Evelyn attends the special class at school and is now able to count to 100 and on her own told me “thank you” although they say she does not understand many words in English. Her writing is excellent. She also loves to sing and is very talented.

Evelyn’s favorite foods are apples and chicken wings. Her favorite color is pink. She truly wants to be adopted and go to America….QUICKLY! (as stated in her own words!)

From an agency that previously had her file:  “We brought her to the USA for hosting last summer and her behavior was uncontrollable and violent at times.  She was very unhappy to be here, cried a lot, was very demanding of her host family, and had tantrums every day.  We are not saying this child should not be adopted, but it will take a very patient family and they will need to be well-trained in how to deal with older children who have experienced trauma and who may have an attachment disorder.”

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Luigina

30702001143Girl, born July 2003
Moderate mental delays; Acquired deformity of chest and rib; Epilepsy

Listed: July 7, 2013

 

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Merida

Girl, born May 2003
Bilateral hearing loss, right-sided hemiparesis, cognitive delays

Listed: June 12, 2012

What an adorable young lady!

 

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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

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?

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Alexander and Alexa #65

Alexander-AlexaListed: March 2016

Alexander — age: 11 years
Special needs: other mixed disorders of conduct and emotions;

Alexander is calm child who does not demonstrate aggressive behavior.
He expresses himself properly. He seeks interactions with children. He prefers to interact with his peers and gets along well with them. He also does well playing with other children.  Alexander is interested in electronic games – he plays on his phone for a long time; his other interest is soccer.

Alexander goes to a mainstream school where he is slightly below the average level for a 5th grader, that is, compared to the other children in his class. He prefers drawing but he is not very interested in writing and reading.  Alexander always has a neat and clean appearance. He is good at maintaining good personal hygiene. He eats well.

Alexa — age: 10 years
Special needs: childhood emotional disorder, unspecified

Alexa has good communication skills and she follows the rules. She enjoys interactive games, putting puzzles together, etc.  Alexa has stable behavior in a familiar environment. She does not demonstrate any aggressive behaviors. Alexa integrates well in the group and class. She respects authority and participates actively in other children’s games.

At school, Alexa presents with satisfactory knowledge, skills and competencies. Her favorite subjects are Physical education and sports, Arts, and Music. She has some difficulties with Maths and Literature.  Alexa takes care of her self-service needs independently. She maintains good personal hygiene.

 

Alexander and Alexa are being prepared by the social services for possibly being adopted and they have a positive attitude towards adoption.

As reported in June 2016: “Apparently, and as reported by the foster parent at present both children demonstrate normal behavior for their age. Positive changes are seen as regards their behavior and reactions”.

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Arlene #12

ArleneAge: 10 years
Special needs: Turner syndrome; moderate mental delay due to Turner syndrome; microcephaly;

Arlene is sociable, speaks actively, asks questions and seeks answers insistently. She presents with echolalia (repeating words). She sometimes uses nonverbal means of communication.

Arlene demonstrates a positive attitude towards herself and her surroundings. She joins group activities, but that is whenever she wants to. She imitates the behavior of the adults and the children around her. She loves looking through children’s books and manipulating with objects. She watches drama performances calmly. She listens to music with great interest.

Arlene is well-intentioned towards both children and adults. She accepts new people well. She seeks the presence of a familiar adult around her and if she needs help, she would turn to that familiar adult.

Arlene has formed self-service skills. She eats independently, lays the table, chooses her clothes herself and puts her shoes on independently. She maintains good personal hygiene and keeps her personal belonging in order.

Arlene has never lived with her biological family. She spent all of her life in institutions. After birth she lived in a Home for Medical and Social Care for Children for 8 years. She was placed in a Center for Family Type Accommodation in December 2014.

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Mercedes

mercedesGirl, born 2005

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

 

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Anastasia #

AnastasiaAge: 11 (turning 12 soon)

Special needs: Dyslexia, dyslalia, situational neurotic stuttering; Intellectual deficit at the level of mild mental delay

Anastasia is supported by a resource teacher at school and she also works with a psychologist and a speech therapist there.

Anastasia is described as being agile and energetic, as well as well-intentioned, cordial and obedient.

She enjoys running and participating in games including movement. She trains gymnastics at school.

Anastasia has a positive attitude towards other children. She doesn’t demonstrate any aggressive behaviors. She presents as playful and jesting.  She is a smiling and cheerful child, who bears some signs of institutionalization as a result of the long time she has spent in institutions. She doesn’t speak in such a restless manner any more, but she might start stuttering when overwhelmed and eager to share with others at the same time.

Anastasia has friends at the facility and she has many friends at school. She is well-accepted by the children at her school. She gets along well with all the children. She doesn’t create conflicts. She is very caring with another girl at the facility, she shares her dolls with her and spends time engaging in activities with her.

Anastasia has formed independence skills – she makes her bed, folds her clothes, chooses what to wear and can now tie her shoe laces independently. She has started developing her aesthetic taste and she tries hard to keep her clothes and herself clean.

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Tamarix

TamarixGirl, born 2004Tamarix
PRC
Deaf

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.

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Avis #


Girl, 13 years old

Listed June 15, 2016

Special needs: congenital hydrocephalus; mitral valve prolapse; delayed neuro-psychological development; severe mental delay; delayed speech development; delayed physical development;

Avis is described as a calm and joyful child. Although she cannot talk, she can say short words (“mama” and “yes”) and she has also found her way of communication by expressing her desires and emotions non-verbally. Avis is a friendly girl who does not bother the others but gets very happy when someone pays her individual attention or hugs her. She is an affectionate child and seeks physical contact. She likes being hugged very much.

Avis is quite sociable and she does not get anxious when meeting new people, instead she greets them with a huge smile that make her face glow.

Avis’s special needs are well-managed and she does not require significant medical care/consultations. All Avis really needs is a family, where she can feel loved and cherished.

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

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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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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.

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

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Bridget

Bridget (2)

Bridget (1)Girl, born June 2006
PRC
Deaf

Listed: October 12, 2015

Bridget is a beautiful girl who is 9 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was 6 years old, after being found at a local hospital, with no identifying information, and unable to communicate with anyone. Bridget is deaf, and unable to speak. She quickly settled into life at the orphanage, and now communicates with limited sign language. She attends classes where she is learning additional signs, math, and Chinese characters. Bridget is a bright girl, who is very adaptable, out-going, and polite. She gets along very well with the other children, and enjoys sports, games, and other activities. Bridget has been healthy since her arrival. She is a warm and happy girl who would love to have a family of her own.

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

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Cece

Cece CollageGirl, born August 2006
PRC
Hemiplegia of the left side

Listed July 7, 2015

Adorable Cece has been waiting quite some time for a family to see her. Her listing agency was able to get a written update on her and there are many photos available of Cece from over the years that a family will be blessed to have! Cece is diagnosed with hemiplegia of the left side, though it seems Cece’s biggest need is her lack of communication and need for a family.She is delayed compared to her peers, but she can walk, run, jump and climbed stairs on her own. Her caretakers describe her as a quiet and lovely girl. She cannot speak yet, but when seeing the nannies or teachers she knows well, she will come up and take your hand, smiling. Cece is well behaved and obedient. Cece’s speech ability is delayed compared with other kids the same age. She can speak baby words only. Cece can follow one, two and three step directions. She is a sweet little girl who will thrive in a loving family.

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

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Fiona

Fiona updated CollageGirl, born July 2006
PRC
Sensitive special need

Listed:  April 13, 2015

Fiona is diagnosed as having a disorder of sex development (DSD). Her social sex is listed as female. Her file is very outdated and the agency has requested an update. Unfortunately, her orphanage does not seem very cooperative. They just said other than her listed special need, she is just like any other child. Fiona is potty trained. Fiona’s file states that she has been living in foster care and that she is active and energetic. It also notes that she communicates fluently.

Update 6/2015: Fiona’s hobbies include calligraphy, rope jumping, and roller-skating. She is active, outgoing, straight forward, cute, and has a quick response. She likes studying and obeys the school rules. She is good at concentrating on studying and finishes her school work on time. She actively takes part in school activities. They’ve described her as a healthy girl.

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

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Audrey and Anna

Audrey and AnnaGirls, ages 8 & 10
CO-HSA

Special Needs: Microcephaly, mild cognitive delay, anxiety and behavior disorder

Listed February 15, 2015

Audrey is 8 years old and Anna is 10 years old. They are sisters who express a lot of love and care for one another. They wish to be adopted together, and hope to find a forever family.

 

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

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Meredith

Meredith (2)Girl, born August 2006
PRC
Right Cross foot; CHD

Listed: February 11, 2015

Meet 10 year old Meredith! Meredith is a strong and resilient little girl. She is diagnosed as having right cross foot and a Congenital Heart Defect. Her file does not mention the specific type, but does say- Suggestion: Aneurysm of ventricular septum, no defect; Mild eccentric aortic regurgitation; Right heart larger with tricuspid regurgitation (mild-medium); PH (severe). Meredith has not had surgery to repair her heart and she is starting to tire more easily because of the severe PH. She needs to come home and know what it means to be loved by a family. February is Heart Awareness Month…what better month for this child to finally find her family!

Meredith is self-sufficient and sweet. She loves to draw and play with others. She is described as lively, talkative, and cheerful. Meredith’s favorite subject in school is English. Meredith has a little trouble concentrating in school and needs a lot of repetition in her studies to help aid in memorizing information. She is quick to ask questions to learn more though! Meredith likes when the attention is on her and she is working on sharing. She communicates well and is a very polite little girl who is quick to greet new people. Meredith can be seen in these two videos with her friend who has a wonderful family in the adoption process.

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

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Sandy

Sandy 2013-001Girl, born 2006

Mild to moderate delays, FAS

Listed:  October 29, 2012

This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  Please research this condition so you are best prepared to help her thrive at home!

New picture (red stripes) from summer 2013.

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

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Alexis

Alexis Photo 2 Apr-2013AAlexis was born in August 2006 and has been diagnosed with pelvic positioning of the left kidney, congenital hypotrophy, and mild cognitive delays. Alexis can walk independently, is potty-trained, dresses and undresses without help, and feeds herself.

Listed:  December 8, 2014

Though a bit shy with strangers, Alexis is sociable, communicative, and gladly participates in games and activities. She is described as obedient and easily follows directions from her caretakers. Alexis likes to recite poems and sing songs, as well as play with toys like dolls, purses, etc. Alexis’s teachers note that she is able to learn and reasons well. In November 2013, she could count to ten and had just begun learning her letters.

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

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

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George and Martha

40331220722 (3)Boy, born May 2010
Delay of psychological and speech development, used to have heart defect (oval window that closed), hemangioma, chest deformation.

George can fulfill simple instructions, does not walk very well, has been in the orphanage for 1.5 years.

Listed: April 1, 2014

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Severe mental delays

Martha does not react to her name, does not know colors, does not play with toys.  can feed herself, but is not adequate. She would eat banana with skin and candy with cover. She is not potty trained. Her speech is almost not developed.

There is a history of prior neglect; George has better development because he lived in the family less time than Martha, before they were removed.

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

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Mariah

mariahGirl, born June 2006
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Listed:  January 7, 2014

When Mariah was younger she received a two-way Glenn operation and recovered well. She had a complete ASD; double outlets of right ventricle; severe pulmonary artery stenosis(under the valve), VSD(secondary), AO right arch right descending; and a formation of collateral circulation. She may need another surgery next year.

Mariah can walk, jump, climb up and down the stairs and do most thinks on her own. She is a little behind my friends, but that is because as a young child she was very sick. She enjoys time playing with the other kids and enjoys sharing her toys with them.

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

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Mindie #444

Girl, born 2006photo 2013 (2)
Moderate hydrocephaly; spina bifida (post op); Bilateral club foot

Listed:  November 27, 2013

Mindie is sitting up independently, but not yet walking.   She has been diagnosed with Prematurity, moderate internal hydrocephaly, Spina bifida /the defect has been closed through a plastic surgery/, paraplegia inferior, pes equinovarus bilateralis. According to the staff at her orphanage it’s more likely that her hydrocephaly is a stationed one which is probably the reason why she has not had a shunt surgery.

The agency has additional information available for inquiring families.  Photo from 2013.

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

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Susana

Guardian AngelSusana-218x300susana-2015Girl, born August 2006

Listed:  June 18, 2013

Mixed hemangioma of face and neck, Chronic viral hepatitis C, Other specified deforming dorsopathies (carriage defect), Astigmatism, Iron deficiency anemia

Susana is a friendly and sociable girl!  From a family who visited her during hosting:  “She’s a sweet girl, clung to her host mother a lot. Went through the dr appointments like a champ, very brave. Host mom said sometimes it would seem like she would shut down when she’d get upset or things wouldn’t go her way. The tumor is made up of blood vessels and requires more testing but is not cancerous to their knowledge. It will continue to grow if nothing is done and it has already caused problems with her jaw and she’ll require dental work.  Surgery to reroute the blood vessels is needed.”

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/5zvL4JakJds

Married couples only.  Larger families welcome, travel required.  Contact debbie@reecesrainbow.org for more info on how to adopt Susana!

 

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

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Daisy

Girl, born July 2006
PRC
Cerebral Palsy, congenital heart disease

Listed:  September 29, 2012

Daisy was already 2 years old at the time of her arrival to the institute. She could neither walk nor speak at the time. She was also very skinny with a large head. Following an initial physical examination, it was found she had a congenital heart disease. She had lackluster complexion and dull eyes. The caretakers thought it was a miracle that she would survive. She has a strong will to live and has a healthy appetite. She eats three meals a day and is not a picky eater.

After a period of care, she slowly gained weight and colored returned to her complexion. Even more encouraging is that she began to speak. She will call the caretaker often, which made the caretakers very happy. She took her first step in May 2009 and surprised everyone when she started walking. Most fortunately is in all this time she has been in our institute, her heart disease has never surfaced. She has been living happily.

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

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Wendy

Girl, Born June 25, 2006

Guardian Angel

Listed: June 21, 2010

Updates and new photos will not be possible.   Would any family take a leap of blind faith to save her?  She will remain bedridden the rest of her short life if not.

Wendy is a beautiful girl with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes.    She was born quite premature  (not sure which gestational week, but it is listed as “4th stage”).  She has CP and is completely blind, with congenital cataracts in both eyes, optic sub-atrophy, and microcephaly.

From her medical records:  Microcephaly, tetraparesis, delayed psychomotor development due to perinatal CNS lesions.  Congenital malformations of eye, cataracts, microphthalmia of both eyes.

An experienced adoptive family of institutionalized children is preferred.  Married couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.

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