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Girl, born September 2007 Cerebral palsy Listed: April 1, 2013 Update from a family who met her in late 2013:  Lydia is the sweetest little girl! Our kids were in the same groupa, so we got to see Lydia everyday we were in country. She is a joy! Lydia spends her days sitting in a […]



Boy, born July 2008 PRC Zach is an adorable boy diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. His limb, intelligence, and language development is delayed compared to peers. Zach had some new medical testing done and the results indicate that it may be likely that he has Progressive Muscular Dystrophy and not Cerebral Palsy.  A family should […]



Girl, 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 […]



Boy, born August 2008 PRC Listed: Feb 22, 2013 Colby is a precious boy who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Congenital Heart Defect). From observation, the heart condition has no obvious affect on daily life. Colby is active, extroverted, and smiles often. When Colby hears music on the radio, he […]



Boy, born September 2003 PRC Down syndrome Listed: February 20, 2013 Zayne wishes to be adopted by a family abroad.  He hopes to have a dad and mum to call his own.  He enjoys playing outside with other children! *** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email ***



Girl, born Sept 2010 PRC Down syndrome Carol  loves sitting and rocking on her hobby horse!  She is enjoys listening to music and rocking on her horse.  She can sit on the bed steadily and can stand with hands holding onto the bed rails.  Sometimes when she sees other children take her favorite toy she […]



Boy, born 2004 HIV, hydrocephalus Listed: January 30, 2013 Adam is a sweet, easy to please little cuddle bug. He is very much like a cuddly, curious little toddler. When I first met him he did not seem interested in me at all, but as time went by he began to want affection, and would […]



Boy, born August 2003 PRC Albinism Listed: January 29, 2013 Andrew lives with a foster family since 2004, for his better development and he feels warm towards his family. His foster parents take good care of him, and he has become more and more active and bright. His vision problem which was resulted from albinism […]



Boy, born Oct 2011 congenital internal hydrocephalus operated;  anemia;  protein-energy deficiency Ezra has had a shunt placed, and is doing better.  His adoption may necessitate consultations with medical personnel, to safely transport him home. From someone who met Ezra in 2013:    Ezra is absolutely precious! He is sweet and adorable and oh so lovable!  He laughs […]



Girl, born Dec 2008 PRC   Helen was born with encephalocele, which is type of neural tube defect that occurs very early in fetal life where the embryo’s cells that form the skull do not come together to close over the brain. The result is a defect in the bones of the skull, causing brain […]


Robert #34-9

Boy, born December 2002 Down syndrome Listed: November 29, 2012 Robert is a handsome young man.  His general development is delayed.  He has good gross motor skills, and his fine motor skills need a bit of assistance; he likes to color.  He enjoys listening to music, and dancing.  He vocalizes, but his expressive speech is […]



Girl, born 2005 PRC Nina is a lovely little girl who has Down Syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Nina has also previously had kidney stones. Listed November 15, 2012 Nina lives in a foster family and loves to play with her foster sibling from the orphanage. She also enjoys watching cartoons and playing outdoors. […]


Ryan #6-14

DOB: 2001 Diagnosis: Down syndrome Listed: October 28, 2012 UPDATE MAY 2016:  Ryan was moved to a group home. He has made significant progress since leaving the institution and the staff believes that as they continue to work with him, he will continue to improve. Due to his history of behavior difficulties, the agency team […]


Christian L11

Boy, Born May 2004 Down syndrome Listed: October 9, 2012 Christian has positive reactions towards the adults with whom he is familiar.   Has interest about what surrounds him, though not very big and also not very sustainable.   Makes unarticulated sounds.   He sleeps well, but has difficulties to fall asleep. Christian attends school and gets good references from […]


Thomas Quincy

Boy, born Oct 2008 PRC Cerebral palsy, decline in upper left muscle strength   Currently, Thomas is attending preschool.  He can draw simple pictures and sing nursery rhymes. He also likes to play with the other children, and enjoys playing outdoors. Thomas can go up and down stairs without help, and catches a ball thrown to […]



Boy, born 2009 CO-1 Listed Aug 25, 2012 Dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, congenital cervical scoliosis, and hypoplasia of the first finger of the right hand Phillip was given up for adoption shortly after birth.  He is constantly smiling.  He is very social and frequently seeks to have company.  His weight and height are lower […]



Girl, born January 2005 Anophthalmos (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 […]


Kayley 25HA

Girl, born October 2002 Blue eyes The nature of very hardworking girl, all orders are executed accurately and in good faith, begun work gets done. Likes to communicate with adults, and is easy to contact when communicating polite, gracious. Relationship with the children even, mostly friendly. Likes to organize kids. Emotional reactions usually adequate, occasionally […]



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Tyler #4-5

Boy, born 2002 Down syndrome Listed: June 24, 2012 NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016 Tyler has waited 14 years for the opportunity to have a family and he is now FINALLY registered for adoption. He needs a family that will look past his age and see all that this little boy can be under the guidance […]



Boy, born 2008 Congenital hydrocephalus; Coloboma of optic disc; Other paralytic syndromes (CP); Disorder of brain, unspecified; Dislocation of shoulder joint; Atrioventricular block, first degree Listed: June 12, 2012 Quinn is 8 years old — let’s help him find his family.   Every child deserves a loving family to call their own. From a missionary who knows him:  ” I loved […]


Niles (L)

Boy, born March 2003 Listed:  May 22, 2012 Diagnoses: specific mixed development delay, arthropathy (as the result of rickets), congenital flatfootedness, delay in intellectual development, specific cognitive delay, emotional, behavioral and social development delays, physical and motor delays, deviation of muscle tone Niles was born from first pregnancy and delivery and was born at 38 weeks, his weight […]


Zeke (L)

Boy, born March 2009 FAS; complex developmental disorder and autism features, CP ataxic form; mixed developmental disorder, low height, hypermetropic astigmatism, functional heart murmur Listed: May 21, 2012 From a family who met him in 2015: “Zeke is seriously one smart cookie!! He is walking GREAT now and was even jumping from a play mattress to […]


Daphne 15H

Girl, born July 2001 Down syndrome Daphne is a very communicative child. She loves all people especially women.  She loves to hug and kiss to show her kindness.  She is a leader by nature with a very calm and patient personality. Daphne adores playing ball. She does not know many words but can explain the idea that […]



Boy, born December 2009 Developmental Delays, feeding issues, failure to thrive, left congenital ptosis, laryngomalacia and supraglotoplasty T-GLAD   Talbot entered foster care as a result of being removed from his home due to his parent’s inability to provide a safe and stable, loving home for him.  He has resided with a foster family since […]


Isabel 25HA

  Girl, born April 2010 Hazel eyes The nature of periods of sleep and wakefulness correspond to the age norm. Down syndrome   Feb 2011: Calm and active. Not sitting, it is not necessary, turns in all directions. Shifts the toy from hand to hand. Interested in other children. Babbles. Update from a family who […]



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 […]



Boy, born December 2003 George is HIV+   Such beautiful hazel eyes this boy has! More photos available. From an adoptive family who met him:“Keep in mind we met him in Summer/Fall 2012, and he is now in an internat that is very hard and difficult. When we met “George” he was such a sweet […]


Madden #61-1

DOB: 2004 Down syndrome Listed: October 9, 2011 Madden is doing very well!  He is physically healthy and has never had any medical concerns. Like most children with Down syndrome, he’s physically small for his age. He weighed 34 pounds on his 7th birthday. Developmentally, Madden is delayed. He can walk and has good gross motor […]


Dexter 26HA

  95xy-26HA Boy, born May 2007 Diagnosis: Down syndrome Dexter is gentle and affectionate. He enjoys interacting with adults. He can walk with one-hand support, but will take a couple steps independently and can stand for a while without assistance. He vocalizes; rolls a ball; put in and get out small objects, opens and closes, […]


Mikey 15H

Boy, born May 2008 Blue eyes Tranquil character Mikey likely has hydrocephalus.  He does have vision problems — very likely related to his hydrocephalus. From an adoptive family who met Mikey in August 2011:   Mikey is very active despite the weight of his head and his vision problems.  He played in the sand box […]


Ulysess #46-2

DOB: February 2004 Diagnosis: Down syndrome, Chronic pyelonephritis, hydronephrosis first degree to the left kidney Listed: June 17, 2011 Ulysess is considered significantly delayed. As of March 2011, he was not independently walking. He can pull to a stand, walk while holding someone’s hand, walks behind push toys and climb in and out of his crib […]


Elden 14G

Boy, born February 2007 Eyes: Brown Hair: Dark Character: calm Diagnosis: Down syndrome From a missionary who visited with him recently:  Elden is very lively, joyful and playful boy. He loves games and jokes. He is the favorite of kids and personnel at the orphanage. Elden is a special kid. Before he was weak but due to attention […]


2017 Annual RR Family Reunion/Camping Trip

June 9, 2017 marks (11) years of bringing orphans out of the shadows and into the light.  More than 1700+ orphaned children with Down syndrome and other special needs have found families through RR.   We celebrate each year TOGETHER for an annual Reece’s Rainbow Family Reunion trip. Come join us this year at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone […]


Cora Lynne 3G

Date of Birth: May 2006 Gender: Female Nature: Calm Diagnosis: Down syndrome Cora Lynne is already 6 and facing the institution.  She looks like such a baby, but she should be in kindergarten, not a mental institution!    Cora Lynne is a beautiful, active girl with blonde/strawberry hair.   She has much to live for, and much joy to […]


Kolya 15H

Boy, Born July 2000 6e1n-15H Kolya is 15 years old, and has been waiting for such a long time! From his advocates and friends:   Kolya – very delicate and sensitive child who catches every touch, every word or a smile. He may long to sit next to a nice man and just hold hands, enjoying the […]


Daniel 15H

Boy, Born 2001 Diagnosis: Down syndrome Daniel (blonde boy in this photo) is just a love bug.  He is so affectionate, and so desires the attentions of others.   All of the children in his orphange adore him and include him.   There are many typical children there as well, and they all include Daniel and love […]


Isabelle #2-2

Girl, Born February 2002 Down syndrome Listed: September 27, 2010 From her medical records:   The child is in a very good general condition. Elementary thinking processes are observed. She can’t speak but pronounces sounds and combinations of sounds: ba-ba, etc. that are completely random. She knows her name and reacts when called. She carries out […]


Adam #16-1

DOB: March 2001 Down syndrome, autistic traits AGING OUT Listed: June 23, 2010 NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016! Adam has lived in a mental institution since shortly after his 4th birthday. Visitors to the institution have described it as very nice and more like a nice hotel than a mental institution. The children are well cared […]


Mikale #38-2

DOB: 2003 Down syndrome Listed: June 23, 2010 NEW PHOTO NOVEMBER 2016! Mikale has been transferred to a mental institution. He attends a specialized school. He interacts well with other children and does not have any behavior issues. He’s non-verbal, but he understands what is said to him and follows directions that are given to […]


Marty #6-7

Boy, born June 2002 Down syndrome Listed: June 23, 2010 UPDATE MAY 2016:  He easily relates to both children and staff. He likes to play with the children from his group. He responds when addressed by name and enjoys receiving attention.. He shows interest in all kinds of toys, but his top favorites are the […]



Girl, Born March 5, 2005 Listed: prior to 2010 Cleft palate, possible FAS 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 […]


Adoption Process

This information is provided to potential adoptive families/individuals at no cost to you. Your adoption agency will also be able to help you with this, but some people like to know ahead of time exactly what to expect. It is good to do things in THIS ORDER…the “multi-tasker” knows to start one thing so other […]


Voice of Hope Fund

Donate to our “Voice of Hope” Fund Please consider a donation to this important fund, which keeps Reece’s Rainbow operational. Tick the box to “Make This Recurring” to make your gift a monthly gift. Your gifts ARE a “voice of hope” for each of our waiting children! Reece likes to help me make phone calls and send […]


BARBARA (Chrissie) for the Patterson Family

SERBIA Chrissie is doing GREAT!  I cannot even explain what a joy she is.  I have never met a child who is as vibrant and joyful and funny as Miss Chrissie!!!  She is excited about life, and she is just so full of love that it amazes me into speechlessness!!!  They were able to get […]


SAM for the Harding Family

HONG KONG We brought “Sam” home from Hong Kong on April 23rd, 2009.  He has been an absolute joy from the moment we took custody of him overseas, and keeps us hopping every day. He eats like a champ (he averages 3 bananas each morning for breakfast!), understands everything we say to him (even though […]


SAM, DANTE, and ROMAN for the Loux Family

UKRAINE On January 24th we finally arrived home with our three angels!  The flight from Ukraine was quite eventful.  Ethan (previously known as Dima) broke out in chicken pox a few days before we flew home so he was incredibly uncomfortable.  He also had pneumonia. We were quite shocked but thankful that he was cleared […]


GIO (Luka) for the Spahr Family

REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA This is has been the experience of a lifetime and our family feels so fortunate that we were blessed with the desire and ability to have brought Luka into our home.   He is adjusting quite well and has already brought us a lot of joy.   We’ve only been home 2 1/2 weeks and he seems […]


ALINA (Ava) for the Urban Family

UKRAINE “Dear Ava, I love you so much and I am glad that you’re not an orphan anymore and that you are my sister and I want you to come to my birthday party and all my friends can come and watch me do ballet.” What began as an adoption dream and a prayer over […]


DUOC (Paige) for the Litzke Family

VIETNAM Paige is home and doing wonderfully.  She has adjusted so well and we just cannot imagine what life was like before she came home.  Other than the “waiting”…we don’t miss that part one bit.  LOL  But, it was so worth it!  She has mastered using a sippy cup.  Whew….that took about a month, but […]


KATYA for the Delrosario Family

KAZAKHSTAN Katya is such a joy! While we didn?t start out wanting to adopt a child with Down Syndrome it has been one of the biggest blessings of our lives.  We worked for two years to bring a child home to our family.  God knew all along which little one would be ours.  Katya has […]


MARIA for the Riggi Family

RUSSIA It’s hard to believe we have had Masha home with us for three months already.  In some ways it seems like she’s been here forever while in other ways it seems like just yesterday we were anticipating her arrival.  Luckily, Masha has transitioned into our lives very easily.  Our friends and family even think […]


DANIIL for the Stolz Family — OH

UKRAINE We began our adoption journey to Joey back in 2004 when we decided we wanted to adopt one or two, up to three children, from Ukraine. Through prayer, we decided we wanted an older girl (age range 10-14) with a younger brother (age range 5-9), preferably for the younger brother to have Down syndrome. […]

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GINA and LOUISA for the Andrews Family — AL

COLOMBIA Our adoption journey this time was very eventful. We arrived in Bogota, Colombia on May 27th and received our newest girls on Monday.   Their names are Lilyanna Hope and Gabriella Joy.  Our meeting was fantastic and they adjusted very well. The Lord sent us two very precious girls and we know they are meant […]

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TATIANA for the Premont Family — TX

RUSSIA   The adoption of our sixth child, Tatiana Alexandra Premont, was a whirlwind event in many ways. From the day I was “called” to adoption to our court date was about 40 weeks- the length of a typical pregnancy! In so many ways, that was exactly what it felt like too. I never doubted […]

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