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Colleen, Jaxson and Stellan

colleenjaxson stellan

 

Sibling Group! Must be adopted together!  They are all currently located in the same region.

Colleen must be adopted before she turns 18! an I600 must be filed by spring 2017!

girl, born 1999
healthy

boy, born 2001
mild mental delays;
definitely has some delays, developmentally. he is teased by other kids because he is different. hard to keep eye contact and gets excited and can be hard to understand. He mumbles a lot, he has been kept separate from the other siblings and has not experienced much.

boy, born 2003
healthy

 

*** We are eligible for an Older Child Grant of $10,000! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.  For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Kayla #

kayla-1Girl, born 2015

Despite Kayla’s needs, she is resilient and displays a social and happy personality. Kayla has several diagnoses; spina bifida aperta of severe form, dislocation of the right coxo-femoral articulation, hydrocephalus and congenital hydronephrosis, 2nd to 3rd degree (hydro-ureter right). Kayla has a ventricular-peritoneal shunt system in place. At this time Kayla is delayed in her physical development. Her right leg is shorter by 2 cm. She wears an orthopedic splint to attempt to correct this. She does not yet stand on her legs. She has a dislocation of the right coxo-femoral articulation. Her arms are very active, she has full range and can catch a toy in her hand. When someone takes her in her arms she child holds her head straight. If placed on her stomach, she also holds her head straight. Kayla raises her head when she is lying on her back and she tries to straighten her torso from a mid-lying position to a sitting. Kayla listens to words spoken to her and reacts by looking and turning her head in the direction of the sound. She makes eye contact with the person speaking to her. She recognizes the people who look after her and likes to be with the adults and the other children of the group. Detailed medical information is available.

The agency has additional photos and video available!

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

Mari Rose

marina-rose1Girl, born 2016

Down syndrome, congenital heart disease

 

She just had heart surgery in country!  She will be available in a couple of months

$566.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Evita

girlsillouettenophotoEvita was born in May 2016 and has Down Syndrome. She’s very active, reaches for toys and grabs them. She can roll both ways. The director and doctor at her orphanage are very impressed with her development.

She is available to single mothers.

$2,754.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Roxy #2-5

roxy2roxyAge: 2
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Roxy recognizes her name and is making some sounds. She is not yet speaking words. She recognizes familiar people. She plays with toys and interacts with others. She tries to get the attention of adults when she wants someone to interact with her. She explores things both visually and tactile and shows a curiosity to learn and explore things. She will take steps when holding two hands, but is not yet walking on her own. She eats soft foods from a spoon. She does not have any agressive nor auto-aggressive behaviors.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

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Shaughan

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

Listed: Oct 24, 2014

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

$10,420.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

4 Siblings

4-sibsThese siblings MUST be adopted together!  They will be available after March 2017!!

Boy, born 2010
mixed developmental disorders

Girl, born 2011
other disorder of nervous system
mixed developmental disorders
Haemangioma

Girl, born 2013
other disorder of nervous system

Girl, born 2014
other specified congenital malformation of circulatory system

$3,091.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

STAR #1-57

star-10
Age: 1
Diagnosis: Amniotic band syndrome resulting in limb differences- Left arm was amputated after birth, missing right foot, left foot is clubbed.

Star’s limb differences were detected in a prenatal ultrasound. At one day old, her left arm was amputated. The wound site healed appropriately and she has not had any complications. She does not currently have any health issues. Developmentally, she is progressing as expected for her age. She is sitting up unassisted and beginning to make sounds/babble. She plays with toys and interacts with staff.

Photos and videos from November 2016 are available.

 

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

Ruth #1-55

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ruth_nov2016Girl, Age: 1
Diagnosis: Chronic Monocytic Leukemia – Juvenile Myeloid-Monocytic Leukemia- in remission

Ruth is currently being raised in an orphanage. She was diagnosed with leukemia at 7 months old. According to the orphanage director, she is currently in remission and only requires a daily oral medication. The director indicated that her prognosis is very good. Her last hospitalization was when she was 11 months old. Since then, her blood results are being monitored by doctors in the pediatric clinic for genetic diseases. Since August the leukocytes count is progressively reduced and there are no diseases found in the differential blood count. Ruth also tested positive for congenital syphilis in the neonatal period. She received treatment and follow-up testing was negative. Developmentally, Ruth is sitting unassisted, taking a few independent steps, and walks well holding on to one hand of an adult. She says a few words and repeats syllables such as ba-ba and da-da. She plays with a few select toys and engages in meaningful play with her preferred toys. She eats from a spoon and is cooperative when adults engage her in a task.

Photos and videos from November 2016, along with a medical report, are available.

*PROGRAM FEES ARE REDUCED FOR THIS ADOPTION*

$198.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mia #

miaGirl, 8 years old
Special needs: renal agenesis of the left kidney and other reduction defects of kidney; congenital bilateral flatfeet; strabismus (wears glasses); delayed neuropsychological development correspondent to mild mental delay; born with rectovaginal fistula and anal atresia (surgically corrected)

Listed: November 2016

Some significant progress is seen in terms of enriching her vocabulary, increasing the number of concepts she understands and improving her self-service skills. Mia was placed at an orphanage shortly after birth and subsequently she was placed in a foster family.

Mia’s gross motor skills are well-developed. She walks independently, runs, jumps on one leg. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. She goes up and down the stairs independently. She walks independently, runs, jumps on one leg. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. She goes up and down the stairs independently.

Although it is said that her fine motor skills are in a process of developing further, Mia can hold a pen properly and draw houses and people. She can unzip and cope with Velcro fasteners independently. She can build a tower of cubes, she grabs toys and can thread rings on a fixed stand.  Mia has started to more and more actively participate in activities related with gaining new experience with the assistance of the foster parent. Her orientation in time and space has improved. She responds appropriately to adults’ praise and encouragement and to emotional stimuli.

Mia mostly demonstrates positive emotions. She doesn’t manifest any aggressive behaviors. She shows empathy when someone gets hurt or is upset. Her smile is genuine!  Mia does well asking and answering both simple and complex questions. She understands two-step instructions. She listens to fairy tales with great interest and she tries to retell them with an adult’s occasional assistance. She knows her name as well as her date of birth. She can talk on the phone and she does well getting a message properly from one person to another.

Mia is very sociable and creates long-lasting friendships. She joins activities outside her home – she participates in a group for folklore dancing.

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

Stanley #

stanleyBoy, age: 2 and a half years
Special needs: protein-energy malnutrition, strabismus, right-sided hydrocele, significant disturbance of behavior requiring care and treatment. He doesn’t take any medications.

Stanley crawls, scoots around, stands up while holding onto something for support, walks while held by one hand and when placed in a baby walker. He can make a few steps independently. He reaches for, grabs and manipulates with toys. He manipulates with different toys – musical toys, cubes, rings, etc. He prefers to receive individual attention from some of the adults in his surroundings and he regularly initiates interactions. He laughs aloud when jested.

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

Parker (L)

parkerParker needs medical rehabilitation and medical treatment for HIV syndrome.

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Parker is a very loving, gentle, attached, and curious two year old boy. He likes to participate in activities. He is interested in toys and evaluates them. He likes to play independently as well as with other children. He likes to play with toy cars and blocks. He likes to swing on a horse, look at books, listen to music and dance. He speaks in syllables, talks with intonations and signs and loudly expresses his wishes. He copies his own and others sounds and actions, has good coordination between his eyes and hands, and has good balance. Parker implements the teacher‘s instructions and is able to concentrate his attention for a long time.

 

Sadira

Sadira (1) Sadira (2)Girl, born March 2014
PRC
Down Syndrome/extra digit

Listed: Oct 2016

Sadira is a delightful little one who is 2 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was just a few weeks old, and was found to have Down syndrome, and an extra thumb on one hand. Sadira has the delays typical of a child with Down syndrome, and is receiving therapy to improve her motor skills. Sadira is very vocal, and loves to see her nanny react when she makes a sound. Sadira has no known heart or other health issues. The spare thumb can be removed, and should not hinder her hand. This precious little one is waiting for a family!

$34.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Anderson

AndersonAnderson was born in August 2015 and has been diagnosed with bilateral fibular hemimelia, left forearm amelia, and congenital talipes equinovarus. He has been receiving treatment for his limb differences in the form of surgery, casts and braces.

Anderson’s caregivers, doctor and orphanage director report that his development is excellent. He is active, crawls, rolls, pulls to a stand, uses single words and understands what is said to him. Anderson loves music.

The agency prefers a home study ready family for this child, but will be glad to consider anyone who can work quickly for this adoption.   He is available to single mothers.

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

Leslie and Carla

Leslie-CarlaGirl, born 2011
Girl, born 2010

 

 

BEING ADOPTED OUTSIDE OF RR

 

 

Emmaline

emmaline1emmaline-2016Girl, born 2005
cerebral palsy, hyperkinetic form; Psychological delay; Contracture of limbs

Listed: December 3, 2015

From a family who met her in July 2016:  “Emmaline was sitting on the edge of the crowd, watching it all and taking everything in.  She is a quiet girl, but I get the feeling not a lot escapes her soft eyes.  She was the last one to swing her wheelchair around to Angelina.  Unlike the other girls, she did not give a quick hug, instead she took Angelina’s hands, looked in her eyes and gave an eloquent goodbye toast in her intentional way.  She wished Angelina all the best, she was so glad parents have come for her, she will be missed.

Angelina was ablaze with joy and beamed at Emmaline.  Emmaline tried to return the smile but her face faltered as she turned away and a small, quavering sob slipped out.  Oh I still hear that soft sound today, it spoke volumes about this little girl who acts older than her age.

Unlike the other children at her orphanage who only know the world around them, I think Emmaline is a dreamer who thinks of all the possibilities life could hold if she had a family.  Her imagination has given her wings to soar away from her body which tied to a wheelchair, but at night when she is untied and left in bed those tears born of hope and despair mingle together and soak her pillow.  She wipes those tears away with the edge of her sheet because no one is there to wipe them away for her.”

Very smart and so sweet

*** Emmaline has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

 

Carrie

Guardian Angelcarrie-20162011Carrie was born in 2011.

Carrie was previously listed with her older sisters.  Her sisters were adopted domestically.

 

$734.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Hugo

Boy, born late 2015
Microcephaly, cardiovascular disorders (heart murmur), problem with vision

Hugo resides in a foster family. He is very cheerful and interested in his environment. He has vision problems but he can focus on the faces and smaller objects (he is following objects with his eyes). In the position on his belly can raise his head highly and based on his forearms. He likes playing with toys. He recognizes his caregivers and will smile if they smiled to him. His sleep is calm, he eats well and enjoys his bath time.

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mark

mark1Boy, born 2002

mild mental delay
hepatitis C

 

 

*** Mark has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Jewel

Jewel2Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Sept 8, 2016

I think it should be pretty evident how Jewel got her name! Just look at this little one! She will be a treasure to her family for sure! She especially likes mirrors and loves to look beautiful and get her hair done!

She walks independently, throws a ball, and runs to her nanny when she is called. She feeds herself with a spoon. She is described as a happy, outgoing little girl. When asked what her favorite things are her caregiver said that she likes to play with stuffed animals and take the other kids’ shoes off! Too funny!

Jewel is such a darling baby girl and she needs a family! Could she be your daughter?

A $4000 grant is available to families adopting a child with Down syndrome through the current adoption agency. This grant is available through February 2017.

$225.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dewey #

Dewey (2)Boy, 2 years old

Undescended testicles /bilateral cryptorchism/, Convergent concomitant strabismus and Congenital anomaly of the neurological system due to post-term pregnancy and pathological birth – heavy asphyxia at birth, neonatal aspiration of meconium and cerebral depression.

The child has slower dynamics in his psychomotor development. He is adapted to daily regimen of age appropriate for childcare. He is calm while awake, he is rather passive and emotionally apathetic in his behavior. He is incredulous and distant towards unfamiliar adults. He smiles when teased. He moves by crawling, sits and stands up by himself. He walks slowly while someone leads him with two hands. He plays with toys. He pronounces spontaneous vocal combinations and syllables. He eats well. He accepts the care for his body in calm manner. His skills in the motor development are delayed for his age. His neuropsychological development has values below normal for the age.

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

Dorri

Dorri3Girl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 16, 2016

Dorri came to meet us accompanied by her foster father.  It was obvious that he adored Dorri and he told us that she is very smart.  He said “We cannot make her life better but we have hope for her to have a better future.”  Dorri is fostered by a mom and dad.  There is another child in the home who is 3 years old.  Dorri plays well with the other child.  When asked if she liked animals she told us that she loves dogs and that she has a very big dog at her house.  Her foster father started laughing and told us it was a big toy dog!  She is described as a very gentle child who loves people and connects well with adults and peers.  She does a lot of things at home, cleaning the floor or her parents shoes, just to be helpful.  She was observed throwing away her sucker paper and stick and then wiping her own face, without being told.  Reportedly she is able to do good self-care.

Her foster father said they have to control the amount of food she eats stating that she seems to keep eating and doesn’t know when to stop.  When we asked her if she had a favorite food, she told us her favorite was suckers…after we had just given her one.  She speaks very clearly, was very affectionate and was also giving kisses to the orphanage worker.  Dancing and singing makes her happy.  Her foster father said she rarely throws a tantrum but when she does they ignore her and she quits.  She is currently attending Kindergarten at a private special education school.  There are 20 students in her class.  She is able to read some very simple words and understands what the teacher tells her.  She seems very intelligent.  When asked her favorite subject, she told us “hula hoop” which we assume is her favorite thing to play with in Kindergarten!  Dorri has Down syndrome and an Atrial Septal Defect which has not been repaired.  She likes to play outside and ride her scooter and tricycle.  Her favorite color is red and she enjoys playing with stuffed animals.

$22.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shawn

shawnBoy, born 2011

disorder of the brain; unstable hip; atrial septal defect; Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies; d50 anemia

Lilya

LilyGirl, born July 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Lilya is a 6 year old girl who loves to laugh. She is shy and quiet when she is around new people. Lilya has Down Syndrome. She is in foster care and is close to her foster family.

Lilya speaks in simple sentences, she can understand two-step directions, take care of her own self-care needs, and ask when she needs something. She walks up and down steps and jumps off the floor with both feet.

Lilya is a darling little girl who needs a family. Could she be your daughter?

** Lilya currently has a $4000 grant available through her agency!**

$4.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Denise

denisedenise-2016Girl, born 2013
Disorder of the brain; other cardiomyopathies; abnormal immunological findings in serum; anemia; dermatitis; candidiasis; developmental delays

Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/bSahA5D3lkM

Such a darling baby girl!

Listed: July 25, 2016

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

Pearl

pearlpearl-2016Girl, born 2010

Re-listed: July 25, 2016

 

From a family who met her in November 2016:Pearl” is eager to learn everything! The nannies like her because she is very obedient and always helping the little ones.  She is good friends with our daughter, she is gorgeous!  Very happy and sweet.  Very nice girl!”

$1,325.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1320.30 from MACC donations!

Susie

susieGirl, born 2015

Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect: atrial septal defect
disorder of the brain, anemia

Listed: July 19, 2016

What a sparkle in her eyes!!

Dexter

boysillouettenophotoBoy, 7 years old
HIV+

He is very open, cheerful and social boy. He makes friends very easy. He likes to cuddle. He works with the speech therapist.

Additional information will be available for an interested family.

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

Temperance

Temperance (1) Temperance (2)Girl, 7 years old
HIV+

This girl is in the orphanage since 2015.

Listed: July 15, 2016

She is very cheerful and polite. She is respectful to adults and they are an authority for her. The sympathy and approvals of other are really important for her. She is friendly and has many friends. She completed a first grade and her intellectual level is higher than the average level.

She needs a lot of love, support and attention.

 

Layla #1-51

Layla2_July 2016 Layla3_July 2016Girl, age: 2
Diagnosis: Microcephalus; Bilateral microphthalmia and coloboma iridis of the left eye – diagnostic specification under anesthesia is imminent; clubbed feet – corrected with orthotics and orthopedic shoes; Mild degree of delays in the neuro-psychical development.

Layla has lived in foster care since birth. She walks, kicks and rolls a ball, dances along to music, has a well-developed pincer grasp that she uses appropriately with small objects, and goes up and down stairs while holding the rail. She plays appropriately with toys, put items in/out of containers, stacks blocks on top of each other and enjoys looking at books and doing art projects with glue. She demonstrates understanding of the functional relationship of items (example: she gets a doll, puts it in bed and covers it up). She demonstrates appropriate emotions based on the situation. She likes to brush her teeth and look at herself in the mirror. She attempts to be independent with household tasks and gladly helps her foster mother clean the house. She enjoys music and toys. She plays well with other children and by herself. She mimics the actions of others. After watching an adult turn on a mechanical toy, she takes the toy and attempts to turn it on herself.

Medically, her clubbed feet were corrected with casting and braces. Her eyes are sensitive to the sun. She has had multiple visits with a neurologist, endocrinologist, and orthopedic doctors. Her birth family history lists the following: the birth mother has a brain-vessels disease and epilepsy grand mall; she takes Depakote; the father has an alcohol addiction. The child is allergic to Biseptol.

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

Edwin

Edwin June 2016Edwin was born in November 2014 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida.

Everybody loves Edwin! He is developing well. Edwin sits unassisted, stands up against support in his crib, responds to his name, and plays well with other children. Edwin’s prognosis to learn to walk is very good.

$180.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Madeline

Madeline June 2016 (1) Madeline June 2016 (2)Madeline was born in March 2015 and has Down Syndrome.

Madeline is a very active child and her caregivers are happy with her development. She can sit and stand unassisted and walks with support. Madeline eats and sleeps well, babbles, holds objects and transfers them between her hands. She has a big personality and makes sure that things happen the way she wants.

 

Merryn

Merryn 2016 cropped 2Girl, born June 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 6, 2016

Merryn is a delightful little girl who is 5 years old! She was found near a railway station when she was about 8 months old. Merryn has Down syndrome, with no other known health concerns. Her gross and fine motor skills are good, and her speech is coming along. Merryn has been with a foster family for almost 2 years now, and loves to play outdoors with the other kids in the neighborhood. Merryn is a sweet and lovely little girl! She enjoys music, playing with her toys, and being with her friends.

$125.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dabney

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

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

Listed:  June 2016

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

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Brianna #1-48

Briannabrianna-2016Age: 2
Diagnosis: dwarfism

Brianna can walk when held by the hands. She can crawl, sits down on her own, can pick up a toy and can pull up to a standing position by holding on to something stable. She can push, pull, and drag objects tied with a thread; she can place blocks one on top of the other and then knock them down. She actively manipulates with objects. She memorizes and repeats some specific actions with objects. She knows the logic sequence of actions – feed the doll and tuck her in bed. She is happy when she sees a familiar person and gets upset when that person is not present. She likes body contact and reaches out with her arms to be picked up.She uses two word phrases. She imitates clapping with hands, giving a kiss, waving goodbye, placing a doll for a nap. She carries out orders – “give me” and “bring me”. She can identify parts of her body and point them. She plays with the other children and can share their space.

Norah

NorahGirl, born May 2012RODS Clean.Red.Border
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart disease

Listed: May 20, 2016

Norah is a four year old girl that is looking for a family. She is gradually getting stronger in the orphanage and is able to walk, draw, and pick out toy blocks from a cup. She knows how to imitate actions and knows some words. Her favorite things include playing interactive games with other children and listening to music.

Norah also has an adorable smile!

$5,099.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jenya #

Jenya 3

Jenya 2Girl, age 2

As a result of her premature birth, Jenya had heart surgery when she was two months old, but has had no complications or further heart issues. She was on a breathing machine right after she was born, and has suffered some lung damage (current diagnosis of Bronchopulmonary Dyspalsia) and developed asthma as a result.

Jenya is a little over two years old. She is a very curious child, who enjoys toys and exploring her surroundings. Jenya loves to move, and is able to walk when holding onto someone hands or using a walker. She’s a great sleeper and eats mainly mashed foods. Jenya is reported to be attached to her caregivers and to be a happy child. She is delayed in nearly every aspect of development, including walking, cognitive abilities, and speaking. Jenya’s caregivers believe some of this is due to her premature birth and the orphanage environment, and believe being placed with a family could help with the physical development.

 

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

Lee

lee-2003Boy, born 2003
Profound mental delays, Microcephaly, Multi system degeneration
Other paralytic syndromes, Flat foot, Strabismus, Cardiomyopathy

Listed: May 4, 2016

Sweet boy needs out of his crib!

 

Lee has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! 

Paulson

paulsonBoy, born 2015

Down Syndrome, Atrial Septal Defect

Listed: May 4, 2016

 

Cutie!!

$145.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Daniel

Boy, 8 years old
CO-HSA

Listed: Aug 17, 2015

Daniel is an 8-year-old boy that has been in state care for many years. Daniel had a difficult start and experience some trauma at birth resulting in intellectual disability, feeding and digestive issues. Daniel is well bonded to his foster siblings and parents, despite having multiple placements. He was especially close to his foster brother who was recently adopted.

While he is described as having the intellectual functioning of a 1 year old, Daniel appears to be higher functioning. He communicates in one or two words, uses gestures and although he has difficulty with language is very communicative. Daniel is able to guide and provide directions to get to his school. He has a lot of unexplored potential and his social worker believes that learning sign language and other ways to communicate would help him significantly.

Daniel loves to be held and to be around other children and adults. He also loves to eat and until recently, he was unable to do so because of a feeding tube. Daniel’s feeding tube is now removed and is learning how to feed himself without making a mess. He appears to adapt well to almost any situation and is accustomed to being with other children of varying ages. Daniel is a curious and friendly child that would blossom with the love and support of a forever family.

$40.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

John, Jake and Jared L13

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

Listed: April 24, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew #01-10

Matthew #01-10 (2) Matthew #01-10 (1)Age: 6
Diagnosis-very mild CP in his legs

Matthew walks and runs, though he does have an awkward gait due to the mild CP. He throws and catches a ball. His speech is excellent. He is able to ask and answer questions, share details about his life, count to 5 and hold a conversation with people. He gets along well with other children and adults. He does not have any behavioral concerns. He has a good memory. He participates in games and other activities and follow the rules set to complete the task. He is described as “sociable and affectionate”.

Photos and videos from July 2015 are available through the agency. In the videos, Matthew walks, runs, answers questions about his life and engages in conversation with an adult on the video.

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

Thomas #1-43

Thomas

Thomas 2Age: 5
Diagnosis: Spina bifida apeta, prolapse, lower left paraplegia, inner hydrocephalus, bilateral luxation, chronic osteomyelitis, delay in the neuro-psychical development.
Thomas moves around by sliding with the help of his arms. He can not stand upright. He receives constant physical therapy. He can string element to a stationary axis. He can do simple puzzled with shapes. He can build thinks with Lego, can place cubes on top of each other or collects them in a box. He is emotionally stable, smiling and happy. He is acquiring cognitive skills. He recognized the circular and square forms, can draw a circle on a piece of paper. The child is getting acquainted with the general characteristics of the objects – their color, shape and size. His attention is getting more and more stable. She is beginning to show interest in the given tasks and asking for another when he has finished the previous. His thinking is slow. His attention is developing through play. He seeks attention from adults and shows excitement by waving his hands. In the group he is calm and tries to interact with the children. He gets annoyed by loud noises and is scared of scissors. His speech lags behind, but uses a lot of words. He can carry out simple instructions. He feeds himself, but is slow and sometimes needs help. He is picky about the food. He can drink out of a cup, but refuses to hold it and waits for the adult to hold it. When getting dressed he assists the adult. He doesn’t control his physiological needs.

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

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

Billy

billyBoy, born 2012

Protein-energy malnutrition of moderate and mild degree
Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Mild mental delays
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Convergent concomitant strabismus

 

Taken home by birth family!

Collen #11-56

CollenBoy, age 2Collen 2

Syndrome of the multifocal infantile hemangioma; Congenital cardiac malformation – Septal defect, Heart failure; Pseudo-hydrocephalic configuration of the head; Facial dysmorphism; Micrognathia, gothic palate; Allergy to the proteins of the cow’s milk and Piperacilin; Hypotrophy 3rd degree.

Collen sits with support. He can turn around from his back to his stomach and vice versa. He smiles when talked or sang to. He makes sounds but does not repeat syllables. He plays with toys. He is feed with a bottle and has good appetite.

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

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

Donni

Donni croppedBoy, born August 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 10, 2016

Active Donni loves to be outdoors. He is happiest outside and on his bicycle! He can feed himself, take off his own shoes and say some simple words. He is very close to his caregivers. Donni has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and he has expressed a desire to be adopted and live in America. His biggest need is to be a part of a loving family and have that permanency and unconditional love!

*** Donni has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Cate (L)

CateGirl, born June 2015
Down syndrome

Listed: March 1, 2016

Cate is a tiny little muffin! What a gift to have her listed so young!

$1,756.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sylvie (L)

sylvie2SylvieGirl, born December 2014
Down syndrome – Roberson translocation between 21 chromosomes; suspected bilateral hearing nerve inflammation; anomaly of Tricuspid valve, I degree of Tricuspid valve not closing; hypermetric astigmatism.

Listed: March 1, 2016

What a sweetheart – look at that sweet smile!

Sylvie adapts well in a new environment. She initiates and keeps eye contact, smiles when spoken to and is interested in toys. She puts toys in her mouth, plays with them making noise by hitting them on the table. Sylvie finds the resource of sounds, she makes a few sounds but is not speaking yet. She eats well and her sleep is calm. She sits when leaning against a support, crawls, and can go for her favorite toy. Sylvie is very easy going and loving.

Sylvie will require services by a speech therapist, occupational therapist, special education teacher, physical therapist, pediatric cardiologist, and a neurologist.

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

Faith

Faith2 resizedGirl, born August 2005
PRC
deformity of fingers and trouble with her feet and knees

Faith, 10.5, is a playful, clever, active and lovely girl with normal intelligence and mental development. She is well-liked and loves playing with others.

Faith was in the US for two weeks where she stayed with a host family. Her host family says, “Faith is very amiable, friendly and caring. She interacts & communicates with us naturally. She is highly confident and positive about herself. She has high self-esteem. She is strong and determined. She is also very brave. She asks me to be sure to eat breakfast if she sees I haven’t yet. If she sees me carrying a heavy laundry basket downstairs, she urges me to be careful walking down. She shows concern for her host sister. She likes drawing, writing, reading, singing, playing play dough, playing with her host sister. She reads high level Chinese fluently, is memorizing the English alphabet, and is learning English very quickly. She writes and draws beautifully. She writes math formulas/sentences/answers/solutions clearly. She makes play dough very artistically. She has talent in arts and music, which are her favorite subjects. She maintains good daily routines such as brushing teeth, washing, taking a shower. She makes her bed neatly every morning. She seems well trained and disciplined. She is totally adorable.”

Faith has deformity of fingers and trouble with her feet and knees. She had surgery in April of 2015, is now wearing orthopedic shoes, and will receive a second surgery next year. Her video shows her wearing a brace on her right leg, but she is walking and running. She kept up with everyone at arrival, played well with other children, and showed her happy and friendly nature.

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sara

Sarah RK photoGirl, born May 2014
PRC
Severe growth developmental delay, crossed eyes

Since entering her institute Sara’s development has improved although she is slightly delayed compared to other children her age. Her adoption file was completed when she was around 15 months old. According to her report she could walk with her hand being held, pick up small objects with her fingers, hand objects to a care taker when asked and was learning to speak. She was said to be a sweet-tempered and happy little girl with a ready smile who enjoyed playing with other kids. She liked to be cuddled by adults and playing with toys that make sounds. Sara needs a family to help her grow!

Haddie

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born 10 years old
Farsighted, flat feet, one leg shorter than the other, speech delays

Haddie is nice, smile girl with the beautiful brown eyes. She is an open girl and is looking for contact with children and adults. She is very sensitive and emotional.

She is in the third class in the preliminary school.  Her intellectual develop is impaired in mild. She has individual education program which is matched to her possibility. Her behavior is good, she is also good pupil.

Haddie reads and understands short text, she can write sentences and write these sentences by ear and by memory. She can learns songs and poems. But she needs some help with her homework. She works slowly. Haddie has a problem with mathematics. She writes very pretty. Last year she started work with the speech therapist and with the pedagogic.

Haddie has traumatic history. She and her older sister after they both were removed from the family home; they have been placed in many places – mostly in the intervention institutions. In 2006 they started live in the foster family. In 2008, her sister died. In 2009, Haddie was placed in new foster family where she is living now. This foster family is good, these people try to help her and give her opportunity to develop and sense of safety.

Haddie likes to take care of youngest children and she is willing to help in homes duties. She likes to draw – her works are very interesting and creative. She has good mobility in spite of her health problems. She likes to dance and she is interested in animal’s word, she likes horse’s rides. She also likes swimming.

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

Jimmy

JimmyBoy, born July 2002
PRC
Blind

Jimmy is blind. Jimmy lived with his grandmother when he was little, but when she died he moved to his local orphanage. When he came to the specila foster home for the visually impaired, he was very sad. The first time he smiled was when he received training on how to use his cane. He was so excited to be able to walk by himself! No one had ever shown him that he could be independent. Jimmy has now run twice in the (mini) marathon and he often goes to the park to run 3-5km. Jimmy has progressed enough in his studies to be able to attend the School of the Blind. He has already been studying at this school for 2 years. He has piano lessons and he is very good, he loves being able to express himself through music. His caretakers are so proud of the way his personality and character have developed. Jimmy has worked hard at his piano lessons for the past few years and they have seen his confidence grow as he is impacted by the music he plays. He is very talented! When asked he said that he loves to draw for fun and his favorite food is noodles. For his favorite studies in school he likes anything that has to do with calculators and math. His favorite song is Edelweiss from the Sound of music. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up he adamantly answered a pianist! this talented boy is waiting for a family who can help him further his studies on both academics and music. Are you that music loving family?

$38.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Alissa

alissaGirl, born 2002

Listed: February 1, 2016

She is a beauty! She will be available late July 2016!

 

From a family who met her in February 2016:  “Oh boy she is amazing! I have seen a lot of orphans but very few like her. Beautiful, sweet, caring, motherly.”

*** Alissa has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Charlotte and Jadon

charlotteJAdonGirl, born 2008 and Boy, born 2009

girl,
boy, cardiomyopathy, anemia

Re-listed: January 29, 2016

Charlotte was recently hosted with her brother!

 

 

They were listed before and were taken into foster care, they are now available again!
These siblings must be adopted together!

 

Calina

Calina 2 (1)Calina 2 (2)Calina 3Girl, born October 2006
PRC
Congenital Anophthalmus

Listed: January 29, 2016

From an update in June of 2014- Calina can walk on her own by listening to sounds.

She talks to herself often but does not talk to people. She does not communicate with others verbally but she likes to have physical contact with people, such as sitting in someone’s lap, or holding other’s hand. She sleeps at night and is awake during the day, although she sleeps for shorter hours. She is not currently receiving any training or education. Calina was found abandoned at a few days old and has lived in the orphanage her whole life. She is waiting for a family to help her expand her world with proper training and education for the blind and blossom into her full potential.

*** Calina has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Bennet

Bennet2

BennetBoy, born 2008
PRC
anal atresia

The most handsome, sweetest, smartest, kindest 7 year old little boy is waiting for a forever family to choose him to be their son and be able to bring him home quickly without interference and delays. A family that sees beyond the medical diagnosis of anal atresia and into the eyes of a child longing for love. A family would be so lucky to call him their son. Bennett is super smart. He is very small for his age, but works very hard at all he does and never let’s his diagnosis slow him down. He enjoys life and is a wonderful friend and loves to be around little kids. He is inquisitive and caring … a gentle soul. Bennett’s agency fees have been reduced. Many families have met this amazing young man.

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gabriella

Gabriella (1)

SMALLGirl, born February 2014
PRC
osteo-genesis imperfecta (OI)

Gabriella might have fragile bones but she has a mighty heart! She is currently living in a foster care center that focuses on caring for children with bone conditions. She is not currently getting pamidronate or any IV treatment for her condition as it is a difficult procedure in her home country. She has started to sit up on her own. It was scary for her but she kept on trying and is now a sitting expert and loves to be able to sit on her own. She is learning to feed herself and is also an expert at making a big mess when she does! But she is very happy to be learning more independence. She is described as being curious and social. Gabriella hasn’t had a bone fracture since the beginning of 2015. Gabriella will likely benefit immensely from having an IV treatment of bisphosphonates, such as pamidronate, every 3-6 months.

$720.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Scarlett

ScarlettGirl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2016

Miss Scarlett!  Scarlett has Down Syndrome. She is alert and sociable! At 13 months old, she was rolling from back to stomach, grasping toys, attached to her caregiver, would sit for a few seconds and continues to make great progress. She always has a ready smile and likes bright things.

$32.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kaila and Connie

sibs Sibling set!

Girls born 2009 and 2013

 

They must be adopted together!  They are so so cute!!

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

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

*** Shirley has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Curtis

Curtis2 CurtisBoy, born March 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op congenital heart disease

Listed: April 29, 2015

What a little love muffin Curtis is! Curtis is diagnosed as having down syndrome and is post-op CHD-TOF (elsewhere in his file it mentions an ultrasound reported PFO, ASD, and PDA).

 

Curtis has typical delays for a child with down syndrome. He could distinguish the difference between strangers and those close to him at the age of 6 months. At 9 months he was rolling over and could clap his hands and use his hands to get his favorite toys. Shortly after Curtis3he was crawling and able to recognize his name and respond when called. He has been beginning to learn some simple words and trying to pronounce them. Curtis is gentle and cute. He likes to snuggle and receive hugs from his caretakers. He likes when others play with him and when he is happy he will shake hands with other children and kick his feet happily. Curtis gets along well with the other children and is good about sharing his toys. Could you be the lucky family that gets to snuggle with this little teddy bear? Please help us find a family for Curtis now so he can get home while he is still so young!

$1,828.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

Noelle

NoelleGirl, born Dec 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 7, 2016

She is quiet and very easy to smile. When people play with her, she is very easy to laugh. If you clap your hands in front of her, she will reach for you and let you hold her. When someone is holding her, she stares at the person’s face carefully. She has a quick reaction and smile when people call her.

$2,857.99 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lily

LilyGirl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart condition

Precious Lily-who could resist that precious face. Lily is 4 years old and the life of the party. Though she has Down Syndrome and a heart condition, nothing stops this girl from enjoying life.

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

Braydin

Braydin Braydin2Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Almost 2 year old Braydin is one of the most handsome little guys around. He is said to have a ready smile and he is doing really well developmentally. He is inquisitive and likes to explore. He is simply adorable and doing so well!

$90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Esteban

esteban140913170637Boy, born 2012

epilepsy, ventricular septal defect, other congenital malformations of the cardiac septa

 

update 2/15 – He had last seizure in October 2014. He is on medication for epilepsy. His heart condition does not require surgery.

 

$10,006.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Andre

Andre

Boy, born October 2014
CO-A
Down syndrome

 

Listed: Dec 23, 2015

 

$2,185.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

Hadley

Hadley (3)Hadley (1)

Girl, born April 2011
PRC
cerebral dysplasia, growth development delayed (head size not reach the standard)

 

At the age of 11 months, she can sit alone steadily.  Her left hand movement is normal, and her right hand is not very flexible; when playing with toy, her grip and flexing action is slow; Although her motor development delayed, she would express her love for music rhythm by her body language; for example, she sits in front of me, when I sing while clapping hands, after a while, she begins to imitate me, and shakes her head follow my rhythm, so lovely. At the age of 12 months, she can respond to the facial expressions of adult, can express her emotions.  At the age of 13 months, she can crawl while lying on the stomach.  When she sees her favorite toys, she would crawl to get them. At the age of 14 months, she can understand instructions; her hands and legs are getting more flexible gradually; she can stand for a long time with hands holding onto handrails; when asked to stand up or sit down, she would stand up with hands holding onto handrails or squat down following instructions; when she stands in front of mirror, she would do some interesting actions; for example, she would clap the mirror with hands, kiss herself in the mirror and make faces or make sounds to the mirror.  She is active, has a ready smile and no matter who teases her, she will smile happily.

An update on Hadley from January 2016 says that Hadley is not a picky eater.  She can follow simple instructions, she can also speak in simple words.  Her favorite thing to do is play with her friends.  Hadley will start attending pre school after Chinese New Year, to help with her interact with her peers and to help her catch up with her peers. With love and support, she has almost caught up in physical development with other children her age.  Her language, cognitive, and fine motor skills are behind compared to her peers.

$184.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jenifer

Jennifer (3)

Jennifer (2)Girl, born 2004
PRC
atresia of both antrum auris

Listed December 18, 2015

A family who knows some sign language and some hearing aids will likely do wonders for Jenifer! Jenifer does not have this listed in her file, but many adoptive parents who have children with Treacher Collins Syndrome believe she has this condition.
Jennifer’s file is quite outdated- the agency is working to obtain an update for her.

From Jenifer’s file: Jenifer is toilet trained. If the caretaker used gestures to ask her to do the housework, she could understand and would then help to do it. When she needs something, she will use her finger to point to it. Although she cannot talk, she can use gestures to communicate with the other children. She is pure, active,and has many friends who like to play with her. Jenifer is outgoing and often has a smile on her face. She can play with other children and caretakers actively. Her eyes are very bright. Apart from communication with others, she can use her big eyes to notice people and things around. She has strong observational skills. It is this advantage and her active personality which attract many children to play with her. Through the observation of the eyes, she can learn the action and dance with the picture on TV as well as teacher’s instruction.

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

*** Jenifer has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Jasmine

jasmine-2016Girl, born 2008Jasmine

Cerebral palsy

This is a very sweet girl. She is always happy with a friendly smile on her pretty face. She is very kind and quiet. She is very smart! She is ready for a family!!! She has a very good potential and needs help – family love and good medical care.

She VERY much wants a family!!

Listed: Dec 8, 2015

From a family who visited her July 2016:  “Yesterday we brought floor puzzles for various abilities to the groupa. They were a huge hit, most of the girls gathered on the carpet and they put them all together. Jasmine spied the box that had baby level puzzles, a total of 4 puzzles ranging from 2 pieces to 5 pieces. She asked my husband to cut the packaging but then she did everything else by herself! She slid out of her wheelchair to the carpet, opened the box, pulled out all the pieces, sorted them to the appropriate picture, and put them together starting with the 2 piece puzzle and working up to the 5 piece puzzle. Then she carefully put each puzzle back in the box, she was able to lift the puzzles up and place them down while keeping them intact! I am just blown away!!! Her fine motor was spot on, she has the best spatial reasoning out of all the girls I’ve seen, she chose to go in order smallest to largest and she figured out that there were 4 separate puzzles in the the box ENTIRELY ON HER OWN. None of the nannies explained any of this to her!!! She is such a bright girl, she needs a family to give her a future!   In her country, because of her physical disabilities, she was probably given the label “incapacitated” at around age 4. This means she won’t be able to vote, she won’t have the chance to have education, she will have no rights not even over her own life and when she ages out of this institution she will go to an adult mental institution.”

From a family that met her 6/16: I have never met a child who is so desperate to give and receive love. She is breaking my heart as we visit our child. She is ready for a family, she knows that she is missing something vital for life, if she could she would swim across the ocean to her family. Since that is not an option, I pray a family sees her soon and flies across an ocean to bring her home.

Update about her physical abilities: She is in a wheelchair, she propels it in her own style, sometimes using her feet to rotate swivel the chair around, sometime reaching across midline to use one arm on the opposite wheel, regardless, she seems to always get to where she wants to go! Her spasticity kicks in quickly when she is happy and excited, and she is happy much of the time! but she is able to take calming breaths and relax back down which is a great step. She can feed herself bread, drink from a mug, and likes lollipops. As mentioned above, I think with therapy and good home care with stretching she could potentially walk with braces and a walker. Her nannies adore her, the psychologist at her orphanage is begging for a family to commit to her, she is so intelligent and gets the concept of “family”, and there is a therapy room at the orphanage where I believe she gets some level of therapy. This could all change if she is transferred. I think she would take transitioning into a family in a stride. If she goes to a place without this level of care, her tendons could easily tighten to a point where contractures would limit her independence. I would hate to see that sparkle leave her face.

$864.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Daniella

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daniella1Girl, born 2003
Cerebral palsy

Listed: December 3, 2015

What a beauty!!

She is very smart, friendly and quiet.  Love this girl!

Daniella has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! 

Barbara #1-27

Barbara_Nov 2015 Barbara2_Nov 2015Age: 15
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy that primarily impacts her legs

Barbara has reduced fees through the agency.

Barbara just turned 15 years old. She independently maneuvers her wheelchair, goes to the bathroom independently, eats independently, and performs self-help tasks without assistance. Her communication skills are well developed for her age, she has a steady attention span, and does not appear to have any cognitive delays. She is in the 9th grade in public school with an IEP. Videos from November 2015 show her communicating and answering questions appropriately. She is able to talk about her favorite music, TV shows, preferences, etc.
Barbara is a wonderful young lady who has very limited time left to find an adoptive family. Though she’s been registered for adoption since she was very young, her file had never been reviewed until now. Despite how well she is doing cognitively and with her self-help skills, if she is not adopted, she will end up in an adult mental institution once she ages out of the group home.

 

From one of our families who visited in May 2015: “She is so very smart, patient, and helpful with the younger kids. Her and another teenage girl were watching a dvd of a teenager that had been adopted from their orphanage. She expressed wanting a family but that she thought no one would want an older girl, especially one in a wheelchair. She is beautiful in every way. She is very attentive and polite. She would sit and do crafts for hours and did not hesitate to try and use English.   She has the most precious smile and I would love for her to understand how incredible she is.   She would observe and take everything in and then apply it in perfect context. We took her gifts when we went for pick up. She could not understand why we brought her gifts, blushed the entire time, and could not stop saying thank you. When she hugs you, she hangs on for a bit…. like she wants to be able to remember it. “

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

Aimey #1-28

Aimey_Nov 2015 Aimey2_Nov 2015Age: 13
Diagnosis: Osteochondrodysplasia (dwarfism)

Aimey has reduced fees through the agency.

After birth, Aimey was placed in an orphanage for children with brain damage and then transferred at age 4 to a notorious mental institution. She has lived her entire life in settings where she had no chance to develop her cognitive skills or any true life experiences simply because they looked at her medical diagnosis and assumed that she could not learn. The mental institution where she lived for over 10 years was recently closed and she is now living in a group home where she has the chance to attend school and learn life skills. As a result of all of the years of living in an inappropriate environment, Aimey is considered moderately delayed, though it is believed that the cognitive impairments are all a result of her environment. She now has a limited time to find a family before she will “age out” and be sent to an adult institution to live out the rest of her life.

Aimey moves around independently and walks on her own. She goes up and down stairs while holding on to the rails. She is not confident when throwing and catching a ball. The fine motor skills are developed, though they don’t correspond to the norms for the age. She aligns several blocks one next to the other. She tries to fit in figures by imitation. Her favorite toy is a form for sand. She memorizes after many repetitions and for a short time. Her thinking is specific and visual. Her notions and concepts are in the process of forming. She doesn’t recognize her colors and shapes. The emotional tone of the child is positive. She is well adapted in the group of children. She plays with the children and doesn’t seclude. She participates in group activities. She loves going to school. When she wants to establish a contact with an adult, she looks at them and persistently watches them for a long time, laughs, waives for “hello” and “bye”. She eats independently with a spoon and is not picky. She drinks from a cup on her own. She can undress independently but needs help for dressing. She is interactive and seeks attention from the adults.

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

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

Bentley

Bentley

Boy, born March 2007

Epileptic syndrome; neuropathy Vod 0.15 vos 0.3

kidney cancer (with exception of renal sinus)
(Awaiting more information on his cancer-will update as soon as we have it)

He NEEDS a family!!

 

*** Bentley has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Kayden

kayden-2016kayden-2016-2Boy, born 2011

Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, meningoradikulomyelocele,
internal hydrocephalus, low paraparesis, pelvic organs dysfunction (surgery on March 4, 2011), FAS, functional cardiopathy, congenital talipes paralyticus, testicles diminished function, mental delay, specific speech disorders, nystagmus, optic nerve atrophy

From a family who knows him, November 2016:  “Kayden was transferred to the institution last month. He is so full of sunshine and does not belong here! He still drinks from a bottle, but our team is trying to teach him to eat from a spoon. He can sit up, but does not crawl or walk. Kayden loves people and easily engages when we talk to him. He makes great eye contact and has the best little giggle. He is ticklish too! We are hoping and praying for a family to come take him out while he still has light in his eyes.”

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

Anna #41-3

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGirl, born 2008
Diagnosis: epilepsy (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) Dandy-Walker variation, craniostenosis, infantile cerebral palsy, severe mental delay, hypotrophy.
Once in a while we receive a case file of an immobile child living in a state orphanage in Eastern Europe. No, living is not the right word- it’s an existence, a survival. We refuse to believe that lying in her crib, still and unmoving, is all life has in store for her…

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