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Nolan

Boy, Born September 2004

Nolan is such a handsome boy!  He needs a loving family!

Listed: August 4, 2010

From his medical records:  long-term effects of some early trauma (right-side hemiparesis), mild mental delays, seizures, flat feet, farsightedness

He has fine motor skills, understands everything, he talks but it is hard to understand him.  Nolan is very physically active, happy and cooperative, friends with other children.   A family living in the states who has 3 children, one who is significantly disabled, has taken a special interest in Nolan but cannot add Nolan to their own family due to the needs of their children. Per the family, “Nolan’s eyes and smile caught our heart. He is close in age to one of our own children. We hope this gift will enable someone to give Nolan the chance to live outside an institution.”

A family must have a completed homestudy to commit to Nolan.  Due to the size of Nolan’s grant, 50% of grant funds will be available upon receiving a travel date, and the other 50% upon passing court.

Nolan has a grant of $19,597.50 available towards the cost of his adoption!

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Sean

Boy, Born December 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed prior to 2010

Updated photo from 2016!

Update from 2016:  He is easy going, cannot walk without assistance, understands simple instructions, affectionate, and doesn’t interact with children much because he isn’t moving around.

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:  “Sean was found abandoned by the riverside at the age of 4 months.  Sean is doing super and is well loved by his nannies!” Update from 2012: After his rehabilitation we feel his physical development is very good, he can clearly call father and mother, can sit alone, stand alone, can walk with holding something. He can not walk alone steadily, can feed himself snacks without help, good appetite, likes playing with other children sitting on the floor, occasionally he will challenge his favorite toys with other children. He is very favorable, and we hope him can find a family sooner to have parents to love him to live happier life.

More photos available, along with full social history and medical records Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Kristopher

Boy, Born May 2007

HIV+, FAS,  heart defect, vision issues (blind in one eye), moderate mental delay

Relisted: Feb 28, 2014

Kristopher finally available again!!  Kristopher is a handsome young man with blonde hair and brown eyes.   He is very active and is said to be always happy, but he is quite delayed.  Kristopher has significant vision issues, which may or may not be correctable.  He shows many facial and medical features of FAS.

***He can be adopted with Jessica and/or Emerson if a family is interested and approved in their home study ***

From a family who met him in early 2014:  Kristopher is such a sweet boy, and I think he would have so much potential in a loving home! He is very small for his age; he was 6, but looked like about 4 years old. He was definitely more mentally delayed than the other boys in his group, but he could answer questions appropriately, followed directions, could eat by himself and get dressed to go outside with little help. One time we played a game like ring-around-the-rosy, and he knew the words to the song and how to play along. He loved when my husband lifted him up high in the air. His eyesight is poor, and they said he is blind in one eye. He had trouble doing a puzzle, but we weren’t sure if it was a cognitive issue, or because he couldn’t see the pieces well. They told us he has some sort of heart condition, which might require surgery. We did see him showing rocking behavior at times. He got along well with the other kids, although he often played by himself, probably because of cognitive differences. He is so precious and really needs a family!

From a family who met him in October 2012:  Kristopher is a super-sweet boy who is 5 but looks 2 and is happy ALL the time.  He needs to live near a large medical facility, have heart surgery (unless it’s too late), and probably needs a small family that can commit to pretty full care for him. He is darling!

From a family who met him in spring 2014:   Kristopher is such a sweet boy, and I think he would have so much potential in a loving home!  He is very small for his age; he was 6, but looked like about 4 years old.  He was definitely more mentally delayed than the other boys in his group, but he could answer questions appropriately, followed directions, could eat by himself and get dressed to go outside with little help.  One time we played a game like ring-around-the-rosy, and he knew the words to the song and how to play along.  He loved when my husband lifted him up high in the air.  His eyesight is poor, and they said he is blind in one eye.  He had trouble doing a puzzle, but we weren’t sure if it was a cognitive issue, or because he couldn’t see the pieces well.  They told us he has some sort of heart condition, which might require surgery.  We did see him showing rocking behavior at times.  He got along well with the other kids, although he often played by himself, probably because of cognitive differences.  He is so precious and really needs a family!

Additional photos available.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.  For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Carolina

Girl, Born May 2006

Listed: August 6, 2010
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!

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

New pic January 2017!  
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 an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Wesley

BOY, born January 2008

From his medical records:    internal hydrocephalus, multi cystic encephalomalacia, convulsive disorder, hernia, secondary cardiomyopathy, patent foramen ovale, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle, secondary optic atrophy

Listed August 2010

Wesley may be available with Gabrielle.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Hannah

Girl, Born September 2008

NEW PIC JANUARY 2016!
Hannah is a darling girl who needs a family.   MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

Listed: Aug 6, 2010
Hannah went home with her biological family!
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Katerina

Girl, Born April 2008

Listed: February 18, 2013

From her medical records:  cerebral palsy, delay of psychological and motor development, tetraparesis, equinovalgus feet, hypoxic-ishemic encephalopathy

Katerina has been living at an institution for quite some time.

Improved nutrition, and a loving, encouraging family will make a big difference for this little girl!
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Weston 9HA

 

DOB October 2009

 

Weston’s grant of 1043.50 has been gifted to William and Tommy.  

 

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Brad 23

 

The boy was born in December 2007
Eyes Blue
Hair dark blond
Character sociable, active, inquisitive
***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Andrew P. 26HA

Date of Birth: July 2005

Andrew is a friendly and sociable boy who loves order which is immediately noticeable in his appearance – he is always combed and neat. He is a diligent and patient boy. These qualities help him to successfully develop new skills and apply them in practice. He grasps new concepts quickly. He is a cheerful boy and often smiling. HIV+

More photos available.

Andrew’s grant of 55.20 has been gifted to Jason.

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Eric

BOY, Born October 2006

Listed: September 2010

SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!

Eric has been transferred now .  The daily suffering and mere existence is heart-wrenching.  Try to imagine a life like this!   Eric will remain bedridden for life…he needs a family quickly!

 
Eric may be adoptable with Kyle.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Preston

BOY, Born July 5, 2006
Cerebral palsy
After-effects of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system; optic nerve atrophy; conductive and neurosensorial hearing loss; atopic dermatitis; cryptorchidsm; severe mental delay

Preston will be institutionalized and remain bedridden for life…he needs a family!  He has been waiting far too long!

Preston may be adoptable with Kyle and Eric.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant***

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Kyle

BOY, Born December 2005

Listed: September 27, 2010

Kyle has CP, but he can walk.  Kyle may be adoptable with Eric.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Harlen 26HA

Boy, born November 2005
Eyes: Blue
Hair: red
Nature: Quiet
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Harlen’s grant of $2768.00 has been gifted to Emil.  
***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Kyle 2H

Boy, born November 2006
Eyes: Blue
Hair: brown
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Kyle’s grant of $5055.00 was reallocated to Kyle 7-1.

 

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Alexander 2S

Boy, born February 2007
Eyes: Brown
Hair: brown
Character: Calm, sedentary
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Sweet Alexander has been waiting TOO long.  He is going on 6 already now and if he hasn’t been transferred to the institution yet, he will be soon.   We have worked SO hard to raise significant grant funds for him, and pray every day that his forever family will find him.  Please don’t let the light in his eyes and smile go out….Alexander has too much to live for!

More photos available.  No more than 4 children at home, travel required.

Alexander’s grant of $12409.00 was divided in half and shared with Grant and Charles.

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Sophia M. 25HA

Girl, Born February 2008
Eyes: Blue
Hair: blond
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Character: sociable, a little girl moving, funny, good going on contact, crawling on his belly, looking for a hidden object in front, playing with toys, keeps them in his hand is weak, there are attempts to imitate the actions of an adult, played by request, “Ladushki,” stammered one and the same syllable (July 2008). Girl calm, affectionate, friendly, emotional, she dominated a good mood, easily comes into contact. Sofia is listening to the sounds of speech, responds to his name correctly responds to the intonation. Do not go, but sitting alone. Fluency takes various toys, manipulates them. At the request of an adult is familiar objects. In the active voice is lepetnye words that have no clear meaning. Self does not eat, but a good appetite, eats everything. Falls asleep quickly, sleeps peacefully. (May 2010)

Sophia’s grant of $3113.60 has been gifted to Kylie.  

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Nana 25HA

Date of Birth: January 2009
Gender: Female
Eyes: Blue
Hair: blond
Down syndrome

Update May 2012: She is calm, affectionate, reaches out to adults, and is good at making contact. She seeks the attention of adults, but even though this is understood, she is not always given that attention. She will play with other children, but prefers to be by herself.

Nana’s grant of $4689.90 has been gifted to Shaina.  

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Holly 25HA

Girl, born April 2009
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: blond
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Update from a family who met her, March 2012:

I was there to visit another child, so after quickly greeting her, I turned away to interact with the other child instead. Holly would have none of that! She doesn’t walk yet, but she scoots quickly, and made her way directly to me and into my lap. She giggled a lot and interacted with me the entire time I held her. She stole my heart with her outgoing personality.

The caregivers told me that she had health issues for the first few years of her life and she is only now becoming healthy. She is very tiny for her age. She is in an orphanage that provides for the children but I feel really needs a family soon so that she can start receiving interventions and therapies so that she may grow into a healthy little girl.

Holly’s grant of $3525.51 was gifted to Ruthie.  

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Parker

BOY, born March 20, 2005

Listed: September 9, 2010

Parker is a handsome boy with big brown eyes!  He is moderately cognitively delayed, and has a secondary cardiopathy.  Parker will be a wonderful son!

 
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant***

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Thomas

Boy, Born August  2007

From his medical records:  congenital anomaly of the brain, internal hydrocephalus, spastic tetraparesis, convergent strabismus.

Does not speak, but smiles a lot.

May be available with Howell.

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Kirk

BOY, born August 28, 2006

From his medical records:  Connective tissue dysplasia, chest distortion, crossed eyes, delay of psychological development, functional cardiopathy.

Listed: Sept 2010
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Denis

BOY, born July 2006

From his medical records:  epilepsy, frequent seizures therapeutic resistant, spastic tetraparesis, craniostenosis, gastroesophogeal reflux, congenital endogastritis

More photos available

From an adoptive family in summer 2012: 
We saw Denis three different times at large group events at this orphanage, and he is a very cute little boy. He is small for his age, and he was in a wheelchair the times I saw him (that may have been just for transport). But he was alert and following what was going on (a puppet show once, and a musical performance another time) with real interest.  He looked content and in a good mood every time we saw him.

This region typically waives the 10 day waiting period for children with special needs.   

Update March 2014:
Denis is a very handsome little guy. He is nonverbal, but makes a high trilling/singing sound or squeals when he is happy or trying to communicate. He looks like he is about the size of a 4 year old, however his abdomen is quite large (barrel shaped) while his arms and legs and hands are very thin and tiny. He is in a wheelchair and does not walk. His little body shakes often, from his head to his toes, which may be seizure activity. He’s very alert and watches what goes on, but does not appear very interested in interacting with people specifically. He is in a room with many other older, more mobile boys, so he may simply feel overwhelmed with the activity and constant movement.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Emerson

Boy, Born May 2007

From his medical records: symptomatic epilepsy G40.1 Other disorders of psychological development. F88.0; Tuberous sclerosis. Q85.1 Other ill-defined heart diseases. I51.8 Iron deficiency anaemia, unspecified D50.9 Hypermetropia H52.0 Convergent concomitant strabismus H50.0 Cytomegaloviral disease, unspecified. B25.9  Probable FAS.

Emerson finally available again!  He’s waited SO long.

Listed: Sept 6, 2010

NEW VIDEO!!  Emerson is such a handsome and active boy with an awesome smile! He needs a family!

Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/DzK684ijYok

*** He can be adopted with Jessica and/or Kristopher if a family is interested and approved in their home study. ***

Emerson is growing up so fast! He is so tall now! He is a sweet, blonde haired, blue eyed boy waiting for his forever family. He is quite self sufficient and a happy child.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.  For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Elijah 2H

Boy, born April 2008
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Dark
Character: needs some stimulation!
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Elijah’s grant of $4325.50 was gifted to Ryan in Asia.  

 

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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James 2H

 

Boy, born May 2008
Eyes: Gray
Hair: blond
Nature: Quiet

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

 

James’s grant of $4130.00 has been gifted to Collier.   

 

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Chris 6

Boy, Born July 2009
Down syndrome
 

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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