Entries by Jamie Lentz

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Bethany #

Girl: 2016

Special Needs: Autism

Bethany is a sweet little 3-year-old from Bulgaria. She enjoys playing with her toys and will often imitate what the older children are doing. She also like to have close contact with other children and adults in her home. Bethany was diagnosed with autism and would need some special attention from her new family. Would you consider welcoming her into yours?
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Klein #

Boy: 2017
SN: blindness, premature birth, anemia, hypotrophy, developmental delays
This sweet little boy was born at only 31 weeks and is blind in both eyes. He is able to stand upright but usually moves by rolling around. He can sit independently. Klein loves to plays with toys and he can manipulate them for long periods of time. He makes spontaneous sounds and syllables but does not speak words. He reacts to his name. This loving little boy would thrive with a family who could love him unconditionally and give him the support he needs. He cries often in his current group home but is soothed by physical attention and gentle voices, something that is hard for kids to get enough of in an orphanage.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Emmett #

Boy: 2018

Special Need: down syndrome, low birth weight (4th degree premature), heart malformation, encephalopathy, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, developmental delays

Sweet little Emmett was born very premature which resulted in his heart and lungs not being fully developed. He was in an oxygen tent for 4 months. Emmett can grasp onto toys but he does not manipulate them. He does not look for the toys. He reacts to contact by adults but he shows emotions poorly. When his face is stroked, he will sometimes smile. He utters sounds and syllables when trying to communicate with adults around him.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

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Evelyn #

Girl: 2014

Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of skull and face bones; cerebral palsy. Spastic cerebral palsy; Partial epilepsy-takes medication
Evelyn crawls in order to get where she wants to go. She can stand with support and take steps to the side while holding on to something. She has spastic muscle tone. She picks up objects and transfers them from hand to hand. She does not talk. She responds positively to attention from adults.

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Andy, Izzy, Kayla #

Andy (2009), Izzy (2010) & Kayla (2013)
Listed: Oct. 2019
 
Andy and Izzy do not have any special needs.
Kayla has been diagnosed with mild mental delays, Other Nervous System Disorders in Diseases Classified Elsewhere and Neurological Status: Left Divergent Strabismus, Decreased Higher Cortical Functions.
 
Currently, Andy & Kayla are being raised together in a foster home, while Izzy is being raised in a different foster home in the same town. The children see each other often and want to be adopted together so that they can all live in the same home. The foster families do not speak the country’s native language in the home, so the children speak one language while at home and a 2nd language at school.
Andy tested at age appropriate levels on all psychological and emotional testing. He does well in school and does not have any behavioral concerns. He has age appropriate friendships, social skills, communication skills, and self-help skills. He likes to play football and eat french fries. When he grows up, he wants to be a policeman.
Izzy tested at age appropriate levels on all psychological and emotional testing. She does well in school and does not have any behavioral concerns. She has age appropriate friendships, social skills, communication skills, and self-help skills. She enjoys playing outside with her friends. When she grows up, she wants to be a teacher.
Kayla has speech delays that make it difficult to understand what she is saying. She is working with a speech therapist and learning to make the correct sounds so that her words are more easily understood. She is very active and takes medication to control impulsive behaviors and to help her attention span. Her foster mother reports that her behaviors have greatly improved with the addition of medication. She is attending kindergarten and responds well to play based learning.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Daniel (L)

Boy: 2016

Listed: Oct. 2019

Special Need: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Daniel is a boy whose cognitive and physical development is close to his expected age. He is described as very curious, sweet, gentle, outgoing and has good relationships with other children. He makes good eye contact, speaks in words and sentences, implements instructions and has a sweet personality. Diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and mixed development disorder

Pictures are available from the agency

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Aaron #

Boy: 2017

Listed: 2019

Diagnosis: Spastic CP

 
Aaron has increased muscle tone in all 4 limbs. A physical therapist is working with him daily to stretch his muscles to help improve his ability to move. He can roll from his stomach to his back and control his head movements. He will hold a toy if it’s placed in his hands. He responds to tactile stimulation and enjoys attention from caregivers. He cries when he needs his diaper changed or when he wants attention. He loves being held in a “cradle” position and will smile and respond to the caregivers. He turns his head toward voices.
Photos and videos from September 2019 are available through the agency.

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*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Edward #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: under developed receptive and expressive speech; hypothyroidism; surgical history of hernia repair and to correct an undescended testicle; delays in development

Listed: Oct 2019

Edward was recently moved into a group home where he’s receiving very good care. He’s attending a kindergarten in the local community with typically developing peers from the neighborhood. This allows him to be around children who are being raised in families and to participate in age appropriate learning and activities. He enjoys riding in the car and attending kindergarten each day and the staff reports that he is doing very well in this environment.

 

Edward is very social and enjoys interacting with both adults and other children. While his speech is delayed, he can say a few words, and will answer questions or indicate his wants/needs using gestures, sounds, pointing or showing you an object. Since being placed in the group home, he’s learned to feed and dress himself. He loves listening to music and will make sounds to match the tone of the music. He is familiar with his environment and can navigate his living area independently. He walks, runs, and plays with toys.

Videos taken in September 2019 show him engaged with the adults in the video, answering questions, and playing with a Spiderman toy.
Photos and videos from Sept 2019 are available through the agency.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

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Harry #

Boy: 2016

Listed: Sep 2019

Special Need: spina bifida and lower flaccid paraplegia, hydrocephalus (has been addressed with no concerns), developmental delays
Harry is unable to walk due to being paralyzed from the waist down, but he’s such a lively little boy. Harry loves toys and crawls towards them with excitement. He understands commands and he has a pretty good vocabulary. If on his back, he can sit up with no help. Harry is described as radiant and positive.
 

 
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Tad #

Boy: 2018

Listed: Sep 2019

Special need: Polymalformation, VSD

Tad has been diagnosed with Polymalformative syndrome, Dextrocardia, Ventricular septal defect (VSD), facial dysmorphism, micro-anaphthalmia on the right eye, and dysplastic right ear. Tad is described as a calm boy. Tad has good head control and he can turn from his back to his belly and vice versa. His file states he can reach out and grasp toys and turn to the source of sounds while on his stomach. He reacts to visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation. Tad smiles when interacting with adults and listens to people when they talk. His file states he can pronounce spontaneous sounds and can hold eye contact with objects. He cannot sit up, stand, or walk independently.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Iggy and Aggy L49

Boys: 2011, 2013
These adorable brothers are active, fun, rarely sick, interested and curious. They have never had anything that resembles a family so they will need structure. Aggy attended Kindergarten and will be in a first grade class this year. His challenges are in the light range. If you did not read his diagnosis, you would not notice any differences between he and his brother. Even in a group of kindergarteners he does not stand out as handicapped physically or mentally. He does show some signs of ADHD “type” behavior but many of our children present as ADHD until they are in a stable family environment. He had plastic surgery to correct a cleft lip in 2014. He has a type of scoliosis and wears glasses. Iggy has a diagnosis of nearsightedness and astigmatism and he also wears glasses. Both boys have general good health and good teeth. The boys are in a wonderful orphanage that is structured in family groups.

Ian #

Boy: 2017

SN: down syndrome

Listed: Sep 2019

Meet sweet little Ian! He is lagging behind developmentally within the norms of the syndrome. He has 6 fingers on his right hand and may be having surgery to remove the extra finger in the future. He holds his head up and turns from his back to his belly. When in a walker, he can stand up and take small steps. Ian squeezes toys and moves them between his hands. He loves clapping when someone praises him. Ian expresses emotions and attaches to certain people. He can already say a few words including “grandpa”, “dad” and “eat”
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

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Patrick #

Boy: 2017
Listed: Sep 2019
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, delays in development
 
Patrick is currently living with a foster family, who has worked with therapists and professionals to address his developmental and physical needs. As a result, he’s making progress in all areas. He can now walk when supported by one hand. He recognizes his own name and his reflection in the mirror. He fixes his gaze on and manipulates with small objects. He can pronounce typical of the age combination of sounds: “da-da, pa-pa”, etc. He eats blended food and can now drink water from a glass with a straw. Videos from August 2019 show him walking while holding one hand, engaged with the photographer and responding with words like “da-da” and being very interactive and inquisitive.
 
Photo and videos from August 2019 are available through the agency.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Stephanie #

Girl: 2017
Listed: Sep 2019
Diagnosis: non-obstructive hydrocephalus, Quadriparetic syndrome, delays in psycho-motor development
 
Stephanie rolls from back to stomach/stomach to back, crawls short distances mainly by pulling herself with her left arm, and sits with minimal support to her back. When placed in a walker, she can move it backwards with her legs. She will hold a toy that is handed to her, but once she drops it, she often doesn’t look for it. If she finds a toy in her space, she will grab it. She is making sounds and producing basic syllables. She laughs and smiles when caregivers interact with her.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Nelly

Girl: 2018

Listed: 8/2019

Special Needs: adrenogenital disorders, congenital anomalies, anemia, small weight at birth, chromosomal anomaly, syndactyly, developmental delays

We don’t know a lot about sweet Nelly yet, but the agency does have videos of her they can share with inquiring families. Nelly can crawl and can do so well. She loves scooting her way to toys she finds interesting. Nelly can sit up on her own. She enjoys attention and will sometimes interact with other children.

Annie

Girl 2016
EE-6

Special Need: spina bifida (surgically corrected), anemia, minor delays, potential autism.

Meet sweet little Annie! Annie loves to laugh, give hugs and kisses, and play with her toys. She is living with a foster family who she is very affectionate towards. Annie talks and walks well. She can hold a cup and drink from it. She recently was tested for childhood autism and the results pointed toward this diagnosis. Behavioral therapy was recommended. The agency has videos of Annie to show potential families.

 

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Cora #

Girl: 2009
Diagnosis: Atypical Autism
Cora currently lives with a foster family. She has mental delays, some stereotypical movements, and difficulty with eye contact and social interactions. She was diagnosis with Atypical Autism in 2017. She is physically healthy. She is toilet trained and feeds herself. She is described as a happy child who has a contagious smile and laughter. Her caregivers attribute her learning delays to early neglect.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Anders #

Boy: 2015
Special needs: Seizures
Anders is a 4-year-old boy and currently lives in a small Eastern European country. He is happiest listening to soft music or playing with toys that make sound! Anders is described as a happy, calm child. Tests show that Anders has learning and motor delays, as well as occasional seizures.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Jasper #

Boy: 2017 . 
Listed: August 2019
Diagnosis: Cerebral leukomalacia, feed via NG tubeJasper is a bright little boy, smiling all the time. He holds toys and tries to play with them. He is currently fed with a NG tube. He does have a sucking reflex, but has difficulty with swallowing.
 He can turn without help from his stomach to his back and backwards again. He can hold his head up and control it. He has a weak leg support and cannot stay upright, yet, but can kick with his legs and if put into a walker, can even move to a short distance. He plays with hanging toys when he’s laying on his back. He babbles and makes sounds. He cries at appropriate times, like when he rolls over into the side of the crib and needs help to be moved.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Posie #

Girl: 2017
Diagnosis: cleft lip & palate, facial and skull dysmorphia, seizures, quadriparesis-weakness in all 4 extremities
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Silas #

Boy: 2015
Diagnosis: DiGeorge Syndrome; heart condition- pulmonary atresia
 
Silas can walk, run, feed himself and is toilet trained. He plays with toys, says simple words and is beginning to use phrases. He’s working with a speech therapist to improve his speech. He can identify part of his body.  He understands simple directions and follows them. He enjoys playing with toys and interacts well with other children. He loves music.
Silas needs to be adopted in order to receive medical care in the US for his heart.

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Molly and Mason #

Siblings: 06, 08
Diagnosis: Mason has a peanut allergy. Both children have delays

Mason & Molly lived with their birth family until 2017, when their father died. Their mother placed them in a group home and stated that she had no desire to continue caring for them. The children are very bonded to each other and live together in a small family style group home. Before entering the group home, the children had rarely attended school and did not have any type of academic foundation. Since being placed in the group home, they have attended school regularly and have worked with specialized teachers to obtain the academic skills that they had previously missed. After a year of intense work, Mason is now only requiring additional support in math and Molly is only requiring additional support in language classes (both her native language and English classes). Both children have their special needs classified as “disorder in school delays”. Both children enjoy playing outside and drawing. They both get along well with the staff and other children. Mason does have a known peanut allergy and also a dust allergy. He takes allergy medication daily.

Photos and videos are available through the agency

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Teddy #

 

Boy: 2015
Listed: July 2019

Special Need:congenital heart malformation: ASD, VSD; infantile cerebral palsy – ataxic form; moderate mental delay; autistic manifestations in behavior
Despite his diagnosis of infantile cerebral palsy Teddy walks independently. He climbs on and gets off the bed independently. Teddy examines objects with hands, eyes and mouth. He is able to transfer objects from one hand to another. He is able to hold two toys in his hands and knock them in one another.
When the foster mother leaves the room Teddy would start crying and looking for her.
He likes playing with musical toys and shows excitement when they make sounds. He also looks at and likes some of the TV commercials.
The foster mother feeds Teddy with a spoon and some improvement has been reported, as he is now eating solid food. Teddy loves bananas, biscuits with milk, homemade soups and sops.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

Beatrice #

Girl: 2016
Listed: July 2019
Special needs: Down syndrome (trisomy 21); atresia of the anus – condition after successful surgical treatment; pes equinovarus dextra – condition after successful surgical treatment; severe mental delay, minimal disturbance of behavior; decreased muscle tone and increased muscle reflexes of the limbs.
Beatrice reaches for and purposefully grabs toys/objects. She examines them and is able to transfer them from one hand to the other. She smiles when receiving adult’s individual attention. When an adult pays her individual attention Beatrice coos and produces various sounds.
Beatrice is fed with a spoon by an adult. She needs more time to fall asleep, but after that her sleep is long and calm. Beatrice is on diapers.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
She also has a $1500 agency specific grant with one of her listing agencies.

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

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Daniel #

Boy: 2017
Special Needs: Third degree immaturity; first degree hypotrophy; intraventricular hemorrhage; Child Cerebral Palsy; epilepsy; delayed neuro-psychic development; strabismus; bronchial asthma.
Listed: July 2019
The child keeps his head upright in a child chair in the wheelchair. He is unable to stand on his feet. In bed he can turn and roll. The boy is calm, with good emotional tone. He responds positively to contact: he laughs when teased by an adult and is happy with someone he likes.
 
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

Davi #

Boy: 2017

Special Needs: Down Syndrome

Listed: July 2019

Davi is all smiles! He is an adorable little boy born in June of 2017 with Down syndrome. He is mobile and his fine motor skills are developed. He tracks well with his eyes and he knows and reacts to his name. He can reach out for someone’s hand to put his in their, and say ”bye.”  Davi has a good daily routine. He will sit on the potty and sometimes use it. He is also said to be a good eater and calm sleeper.  Davi pronounces syllables and interacts well with adults. He follows patterns that are shown to him and he imitates movements. For instance, he sits on the swing and he walks with a stroller. Davi is a calm, active, and positive child. He adapts easily and is not aggressive.  We hope Davi’s family sees him and brings him home while he is still so young!

His current agency has a $1500 agency grant available for Davi’s adoption, and also requires that families interested in adopting him need an approved home study to apply.

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
*** Davi has received a $2,000 Grant! *** 

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Gabi #

Girl: 2010
Special needs: moderate mental delay- significant impairment of behavior requiring attention or treatment; microcephaly; hyperactive behavior

Listed: 7/2019
 
Gabi is physically healthy with normal physical development. She is radiant and very active.
Gabi responds adequately to praise and punishment. Gabi establishes and maintains eye contact.  She seeks the attention of the people around and she seeks familiar people and their closeness purposefully.
Gabi understands the meaning of words that are often used in her surroundings. She expresses her needs and wishes through vocalization.
In her spare time Gabi likes watching TV, playing on a phone, listening to music and going out for walks.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Antonio #

Boy: 2017
Listed: June 2019
Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of the central nervous system – hydrocephalus permagna. Condition after implantation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Symptomatic epilepsy. Convergent concomitant strabismus. Atopic dermatitis. Second degree prematurely born baby.
This is the case of a male child born prematurely – 2nd degree with hydrocephalus diagnosed prenatally. At the age of 2 months he had a liquor drainage surgery with implantation of a VP-shunt. He is delayed with reference to all indicators of the physical and neuro-psychic development. Nasogastric-tube feeding is applied due to missing nutritional reflexes.
This is a child with hypertensive – hydrocephalic syndrome. Liquor draining surgery has been done. The child was fed by way of nasogastric-tube until the age of 1 year and 8-9 months; after that he was taught to eat with a spoon. The child has visual and hearing perceptions. He is unable to control his head. He is unable to flip from back to front or to sit. He is delayed in his physical and neuro-psychic development – speech and motor skills.
He reacts when spoken to and when touched and smiles.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Garth #

Boy: 2017

Listed: 6/2019

Special needs:Williams – Beuren Syndrome
Garth is able to turn from back to front on his own; he can sit on his own but needs something to hold on; he is able to stand holding onto a support and makes some steps. When standing on his feet he joggles. He grasps toys and plays with them, passing them from one hand to the other. He can move around in a baby walker. He is expected to start walking soon. The boy attempts to reach a toy placed nearby by crawling but he is unstable and falls aside. Every day he receives physical therapy. His physical therapist and his pedagogue work on his motor development and he has improved a lot. His doctor said that he is hyperactive which is typical for his main condition. He can pronounces random specific sounds; there are no syllables or imitation. His doctor expects that at some point he may start speaking. This child is given pureed food; he is fed by an adult with a spoon. He eats well and has a good appetite.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Yager #

Boy: 2017
Diagnosis: Spina Bifida

Yager loves the company of the adults. He likes to be engaged in play and laughs when interacted with. He has a special relationship with one of the staff members, who always accompanies him for operations and for check-ups. While lying on his back, he can turn on his abdomen, he pulls himself up with his arms. The muscles above the waist are very well-developed. He will reach for an adult and when you extend your hands, he immediately pulls himself to the sitting position. He eats from a bottle while holding it himself. When he sees toys, he reaches for them and tries to get them.  If he gets upset he easily calms down if cudded.
He repeats syllables and pronounces sounds. He holds toys in his hands and knocks them together. He can follow simple directions.
 
Photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

Chrissie #

Girl: 2016
Listed: 05/2019
Special Needs: Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus- shunt has been placed
Chrissie has Spina Bifida, which impacts her lower limbs. She received a shunt for hydrocephalus. She has experienced recurrent UTIs. This is monitored and treated, as needed.  Chrissie recognizes familiar people and enjoys interactions with staff. She can hold her head up and roll from back to stomach and stomach to back. When asked about her, a caregiver said that she is very tender, likes to cuddle, laughs, and enjoys attention from adults. She makes sounds in an attempt to communicate and responds to singing by making humming sounds to “sing along”.
More photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** Chrissie has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

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Penny #

Girl: 2017

Diagnosis: down syndrome, reduced vision, epilepsy, delayed motor development, developmental delays

Listed: 5/2019

We have some updated photos and information on Penny. She is unable to sit up on her own or stand. She doesn’t make eye contact or speak. Penny can flip from back to front and holds her head upright. According to the neurologist, she has the potential to catch up. If you put your hand out she will grab your hand and squeeze. She is calm and is currently eating only pureed food.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

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Molly May #

Molly May
Birthday: 2015
Listed: 2019
Diagnosis: Trisomy 7; cleft lip & palate; Cerebral Palsy
 
Molly May has made progress in her development during recent months. She is able to sit unassisted, get up on her knees and has begun to start trying to move around in a walker. She is becoming more physically active. She makes eye contact, looks around for families adults and smiles when someone looks at her. She will laugh out loud when an adult plays with her. She watches children’s cartoons and movies on the TV and will get excited and point to the screen when the TV is turned on. She picks up toys and attempts to play with them. She still needs instructions in how to appropriately play with toys. She makes vocalizations in an effort to communicate. She eats soft foods from a spoon.
Molly May has undergone multiple surgeries to repair her cleft lip & palate. She is under the continued care of the doctor who is performing these procedures. She is also under the regular care of a neurologist, who diagnosed her with CP in 2018. She had suffered from “constant shaking” resulting in uncontrollable movements up until a few months ago. The social worker reports that this has greatly improved and that Molly May’s movement are now more calm and she also sleeps calmly too. Videos taken in April 2019 show her interacting with toys.
 
Photos and videos are available through the agency.
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*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Adrian #

Boy: 2015
Listed: 4/2019
Diagnosis: Condition after extreme low weight at birth (prematurity IV degree). Cerebral palsy, spastic form – moderate degree. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia /BPD/. Delayed physical and psychomotor development. Bilateral neuro-sensory hearing loss.  
Aidan has delays in his psychomotor development. He has a potential and if he receives special cares, he will be able to achieve progress. His interactions with others are on an elementary level. The child feels calm in the presence of familiar adults. He is curious and walks around in his walker reaching for different items. The toys which stimulate his tactile sensors are more interesting for him than other toys and items, for example children’s books
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

Georgia #

Girl: 2016
Listed: 4/2019
Diagnosis: Congenital cardiac malformation – Hypertrophic obstructive myocardiopathy. Low birth weight (II degree), hemolytic disease of the new born. Malformation syndrome. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy III degree.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Annie #

Girl: 2005
Listed: Feb 2019

She is a great child – very charming and beautiful and at the same time smart and very nice child without any signs of initialization  or emotional deficit.  She wants to be adopted very much and I hope that a family for her could be found no matter of her age.
*** I have received a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
 

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Tina #

Girl: 2017
Listed: Jan 2019
Special needs:  Down syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – Tetralogy of Fallot. State after surgery treatment of congenital cardiac malformation. Greatly delays in physical and neuro-psychic development.
She is extremely sweet and charming little baby girl. She needs more time to get to use to new people. When she expresses her emotions she usually makes sounds and syllables. She makes eye contact. She reacts to people, but quickly gets tired and shifts her sight away. She usually moves into the space by turning from back to stomach. She is able to hold upright her head. In general this is her way to move around, she cannot crawl. She turns around but usually she is more apathetic (the staff thinks that this is mainly due to her heart condition). She holds a toy put into her hand and when she drops some toys she is looking for it.
This precious little girl deserves attention and love, as every child of course, but she definitely shows much more necessity for cuddling. She is infant baby with diseases, which need special cares and monitoring and once she has her own forever family soon, she will make a big progress!!!!
*** Tina has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

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Ashley #

Girl: 2013
Listed: Jan. 2019
Diagnosis: Dandy Walker; Congenital cytomegalovirus infection
Ashley was severely neglected by her birth family for the first 3 years of her life. The doctor responsible for her care at the Baby Home indicated that once she was removed from the family, she began making progress by first learning to walk and then developing new skills. They have seen a great increase in skills over the past few months and believe she has a lot of potential.. She attends a preschool class at the orphanage.
According to the doctor at the orphanage, the Dandy Walker Syndrome diagnosis has not been proven and no changes have been found in the brain and the eyes of the child.
Ashley walks, runs, and climbs up/down stairs. She can build a tower of cubes, put circles on a pin and push the right buttons of a busy box.
Ashley is very curious; she will initiate contact with an adult or other child first. She does not isolating herself from the other children, but she prefers to be on the periphery of the game and not in the center. Ashley attends preschool preparatory group within the Baby Home. In the group, she appears as an active, open child with a positive character.
Ashley understands, what is required of her, but not always implemented the task. She reacts to her name and performs simple task at her will. The child is making sounds and pronounces syllables, for now.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Dominik #

Boy: 2017
Listed: Jan 2019
Diagnosis: Down syndrome; heart condition-surgically repaired; pancreas annulare
Dominik was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome, pancreas annulare with malrotated intestines. He underwent further testing, which found multiple heart defects. His heart was surgically repaired when he was 5 months old. The pancreas annulare is not causing any health issues at this time.
Dominik can roll over from back to belly and is beginning to attempt to crawl. He can sit unassisted and has recently started bearing weight on his feet. He reacts to sound and follows toys with his eyes and by turning his head. He’s beginning to babble and make sounds. He laughs and cries to show emotion. He likes rattles, toys that play music/make noise, and fabric that makes a crinkle sound. He will reach for toys, pick them up or take them from someone offering them to him and explore them by shaking them, bringing them to his mouth, etc.
Medical report and videos available through the agency.
*** Dominik has received a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
$150.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Shay #

Girl: 2013 – age 5

Listed: Jan 2019
Diagnosis: Seizure disorder-currently on seizure meds; delays in development; ataxic cerebral palsy; ADHD

Shay lives in a foster home. She was hospitalized to look for a cause for her seizures and was diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy. She is currently taking medication for seizures, but still has 1-2 seizures each month. She is able to walk and has good gross motor skills. Her fine motor skills are delayed. Her speech is delayed. She uses single words or short phrases to communicate. She has difficulty focusing, which makes it difficult for her to learn new skills. She is very active and needs constant supervision.

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Silas #

Boy: 2017

Listed: 01/2019
Silas
Age: 1
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus, shunt, mild possible seizure activity observed (not officially diagnosed); increased muscle tone in all 4 limbs
Silas is closely followed by both a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. He’s sees the neurologist every 3 months and the neurosurgeon every 6 months. He can roll over unassisted. He smiles and reacts with pleasure to caregivers and to music. He is making sounds and some syllables such as “ma-ma”, “no-no”, “ba-ba”, etc. He loves music very much. It calms him, and at the same time makes him move in a rhythm even lying down. He kicks with his feet in time – there are active movements of the limbs. He loves the Sensory room, where he likes the different sounds and images. He does not like being alone. He feels much better in a group along with other kids, where it is louder, more moving and more colorful. He expresses emotions especially when is cuddled.
*** I have received a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Sally #

Girl: 2016; age 2

Listed: Jan 2019

Diagnosis: congenital anomaly of the central nervous system; dysmorphic stigmas(dysmorphic facies, four-finger groove of left hand, six fingers on right leg, longer right foot with a larger surface area); generalized hypotonia and forming hemiparesis on the left.
Sally had one seizure at age one. She’s been on seizure medication since that time and has not had any additional seizures. She touches and grabs with her right hand and moves her right foot. The left hand is almost clenched in a fist. Her muscles are very tight, but she can sit up when placed in that position. She will reach and grab toys with her right hand. She tracks objects that are moving in front of her face. She laughs when adults interact with her. She makes sounds and produces syllabes when imitating someone. She enjoys musical toys and will scoot to get to a toy that is near her when on the floor. She is fed by an adult and can eat from a spoon.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Garrett #

Boy:  2016
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, polysyndactyly
Listed: Jan 2019
Garrett is an adorable little boy, born in November of 2016 with Down syndrome, polysyndactyly (webbed fingers/toes) – 3rd and 4th fingers on both hands and 2nd and 3rd toe on both feet, congenital cardiac malformation – open foramen ovale with preserved chamber function (the foramen ovale is already closed), and motor developmental delays.
Garrett turns from his back to his belly and vice versa. When lying on his belly, he leans on his elbows. Garrett reaches for a toy he is being handed or for hanging objects. He takes two toys, one in each hand, and knocks them together. Garrett is overall a pleasant little guy and individual attention from an adult makes him so happy. He loves to smile back at adults when they are smiling at him. He cries at separation, but quickly calms down. Garrett has syllable-repetition speech. He accepts food from a bottle and is gaining weight. His sleep is calm.
His file is currently with multiple agencies. One agency is offering a $1500 agency fee reduction.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Pippy #

Girl: 2013

Special needs: Cerebral Palsy, Leukemia, strabismus

Listed: Jan 2019

Pippy is a precious little girl, born 2013.  Pippy is a twin and was born very premature and diagnosed as having cerebral palsy- spastic diplegia, umbilical hernia, and strabismus.  She now wears glasses to correct the strabismus and has received surgery to correct the hernia.  Pippy was later diagnosed as having acute lymphoblast leukemia.  She is currently in remission, but continues to take medication to prevent her cancer from coming back.  Pippy’s twin brother also has CP and is being cared for by his biological family. Pippy is very delayed in all areas of her development.  She can manipulate objects using her left hand.  Pippy is not speaking at this time.  We hope just the right family sees Pippy and knows that she is their daughter.
UPDATE NOV 2019:
Diagnosis: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (actively receiving chemotherapy, which will be needed until 2021). Cerebral palsy – spastic diplegia; Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Convergent concomitant strabismus (wears corrective glasses); Delay in neuro-psychic development
 
Pippy is receiving chemotherapy for Leukemia. She was diagnosed in March 2017 and immediately began treatment. She lives in an isolation room at the orphanage to reduce her exposure to sickness. She is considered in remission, but is required to continue to take daily medication. She has a port, weekly blood draws (to adjust medications), and monthly appointments with an oncologist. Pippy also has CP that results in increased muscle tone in all 4 limbs, primarily impacting her legs. She can grab and hold a toy with her left hand. She can manipulate toys by picking up, dropping, pulling a string, picking up ring toys. She understands basic cause and effect, such as knowing to pull a string on a toy to activate the toy. She explores toys with interest. She pronounces several words and can follow basic commands. She enjoys the attention of caregivers.
 
A detailed medical report that outlines her Leukemia treatment, other medical history, and her development are available, along with photos and videos of Pippy. Due to her cancer diagnosis, any interested family would need to provide proof of medical insurance coverage that would adequately cover Pippy’s cancer treatment immediately upon taking custody of her. Her birth country will also require a detailed care plan showing the family has the appropriate resources and support to provide the required medical care for Pippy once home.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Valerie #

Girl:  2016

Diagnosis: external hydrocephalus; mild intellectual delays
Valerie is walking and making progress in all areas of development. She picks up toys and manipulates them independently. She is interested in her surroundings and attends to group activities. She responds to her name and focuses on objects that interest her. She is aware of her routine and is reacts positively to familiar adults. Her hydrocephalus is being monitored by a neurologist.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Tobias #

Boy:  2013

Diagnosis: Untreated Recto-vesical fistula and anal atresia that has resulted in a colostomy bag for stool output and chronic kidney conditions including untreated kidney reflux. A vesicostomy was placed for urine output. These conditions are possibly repairable with appropriate medical care.
Listed: Jan 2019
Tobias is developing well. He talks in sentences and answers questions appropriately. He has difficulty pronouncing some words, but is able to get his point across.  His gross motor skills are well developed. He walks, runs, goes up/down stairs, kicks a ball, throws a ball, and “drives” around in a kid car outside. His fine motor skills are also well developed. He can hold a pen correctly and draw tiny circles on paper. He can thread beads, make things with with putty/play dough, and put his hair up with a hair tie. He has an imagination and demonstrates pretend play skills in his videos. He loves sunglasses and will even attempt to make sunglasses out of twigs when playing outside.He also takes twigs and makes bracelets and rings to wear. He is learning his colors and shapes and can already properly identify some of them. He knows body parts and can count. He can also identify some animals. He interacts well with other children and adults.
The team member who visited him described him as, “Cheerful, sweet, very funny and always smiling”.    Photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** Tobias has received a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Leon #

Boy:  2017

Diagnosis: hydrocephalus; motor delays

Listed: Jan 2019
Leon is living in an orphanage that is known for a lack of care to children. Despite this, his emotional development seems to be doing well. He was recently moved out of the section of the orphanage for babies and in with the toddlers. He enjoys interacting with the staff and the other children. He plays with toys. He eats from a spoon. He is crawling and can stand with support. His motor delays are said to be due to high muscle tone.
Additional photos and videos are available through the agency.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Patricia #

Patricia
Age: 2016
Diagnosis: Hydrocephaly, heart condition
 
Patricia is currently fed via an NG tube 4 times a day. The staff believes that she could learn to eat by mouth if a family was able to work with her on the skill. She can not sit up, but she does move her legs and her hands.  Patricia is very alert and aware of people. She tracks people and objects with her eyes and also looks when she hears voices. She responds to touch by smiling and making happy noises. When a toy is placed in her hand, she attempts to bring it to her mouth. She enjoys when someone sings to her and responds with smiles and sounds.
*** I have received a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Julian #

JulianAge: 2014Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Listed: Dec 2018
Julian enjoys playing with toys. He is well attached to his caregivers and responds to them when they talk to him. When he is happy, he responds by making noises and clapping his hands. His report indicates that when held by the hands, he will take steps.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Ozzie #

OzzieAge: 2014Diagnosis: Coffin-Lowry Syndrome

Ozzie has decreased muscle tone. He can’t walk, but has recently started standing up in his crib with support. He smiles and has positive emotions when interacting with adults and when he is with the other children. He pronounces combinations of sounds. He laughs when playing peek-a-boo.

*There is an older child that is believed to be Ozzie’s older brother. However, they are NOT listed as needing to be adopted together. The other child is listed as Ollie  https://reecesrainbow.org/127612/ollie-2
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Ollie #

OllieAge: 2012Diagnosis: Coffin-Lowry Syndrome
 
Ollie is now living in foster care.He is physically well developed. He has good coordination of his hands and feet. He walks without falling, and can run as well. Climbs up and goes down by the stairs when holding an adult or the railing. He can play with cubes by putting them and taking them out of a cup, but has some problems manipulating with smaller objects. He cannot eat and dress by himself yet, but does make attempts. He understood almost everything and fulfils small tasks. He likes playing hide and seek. He hides behind the door and when he is found, he laughs and stomps his feet. He is interested in musical cartoons and copies the movements of the actors.
*There is a younger child that is believed to be Ollie’s younger brother. However, they are NOT listed as needing to be adopted together. The other child is listed as Ozzie.  https://reecesrainbow.org/127615/ozzie
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Josiah #

Boy: 2016
Listed: Oct 2018
Special needs: genetic metabolic disease – pyruvate-kinase deficiency – homozygote mutation p-R 446; mild to moderate core and periventricular lesions; generalized muscle hypotonia; severely delayed physical and neuro-psychological development;
Josiah moves in space by turning from back to belly and vice versa. He has started forming some of the perceptions about objects from his constant surroundings and everyday life. He connects some objects from his surroundings with the actions performed with them.
When awake, Josiah is mostly calm. He would laugh out loud when jested. During active interactions with adults Josiah pronounces various sounds and random syllables.  Josiah follows a specific dietary regime and has food individually prepared for him. He is fed with a spoon by an adult and has a picky appetite. He is calm during dressing and bathing. Josiah’s sleep is calm.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Scott #

Boy: 2014Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2018
Scott spent the first 9 months of his life with his birth family. He was placed in an orphanage at 9  months old. He can sit up unassisted and can stand up with support. He will reach for a toy, hold it in his hand and manipulate it. He likes being held and cuddled. He is babbling and will repeat some basic words such as “ba-ba” and “ma-ma”. He’s been diagnosed with anemia and an iron deficiency.
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Gary #

boy: 2010Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy
Listed: Oct 2018
Gary is currently living in a group home for children with special needs. He can move around the group home in a gait trainer. Due to his low tone, he can not sit or stand independently. He can roll from back to stomach. He can hold a toy and will manipulate it, though he does not always understand the purpose of the toy. He enjoys interacting with adults and will smile and demonstrate appropriate emotions when engaged in activities.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Ryan #

Boy, born 2012
Listed: Oct. 2018
Diagnosis: remission after brain tumor; VP shunt; epilepsy
Ryan has no mental issues. His memory, thinking and intellect are normal for the age. He has very good communication skills; communicates easily entering into dialogue; telling his experiences, can define in words how his body feels. Among the children, he feels comfortable, looking for contact with his peers. Ryan’s games varied – typical boyish type, calm and connected with movement. He plays with a variety of toys – with keys, buttons, sound and light effects, musical etc. The child enters role in the story game. His current interests are aimed at police and fire trucks and accessories related to these items. He has good self-service skills. He eats clean, serves with a spoon and fork. He can dress and undressed by himself, puts and takes off his shoes. Controls and communicates his physiological needs, he is potty trained. His day and night sleep is calm and he falls asleep easily.
When Ryan was 2, a tumor was surgically removed from his brain. He went through chemotherapy procedures. Ryan has been experiencing a number of other physical problems, like changing the VPS 3 times because of the chemotherapy, Ataxi (lack of coordination during walking), Epilepsy symptoms and Strabismus. He is in a stabilized general condition, but needs constant specialized care and actively monitoring of his health. He is receiving physical stimulation and other supports and has made good progress. Ryan can walk with minimal support and his fine motor skills are improving as well.
Ryan is a calm and pleasant child.  He is well attached to his caregivers and responds well to them.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Musa #

Boy: 2007
Listed: Sep 2018
He got very sick in 2015 and went through a number of procedures and while being in a hospital, his mother abandoned him. He is now cured although they keep monitoring him but he desperately needs a family to love and support him and to give back his faith into the family.
 Diagnosis: B-cell Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Relapse. Status after chemotherapy. Status after Radiation therapy – prophylactic Radiation therapy of Central nervous system (CNS).
Musa is well-mannered and well-meaning child. Follows the daily regime in the CFTA and every day marks progress. His vocabulary is still not very rich because he did not even know Bulgarian until two years ago. He still has some difficulties in choosing the right words. Musa constantly enriches his vocabulary and progresses in this area. His fine motor skills are very well developed, but he still has some difficulties with writing. He is learning to read and already recognizes the individual letters. Musa knows the geometric figures. Now he is able to solve simple tasks with addition and subtraction tasks. Due to the history of his placement and neglect, the child still has difficulties at school and his performance level is lower than this of his peers. But he is willing to learn and does his best.
Musa is quite shy, passive, silent and closed. He has difficulties in communication with strangers and difficult to trust. Musa does not like to be left alone and he is afraid of that. If things do not happen in the way he wanted, it is possible to close in himself. After spending some time in reasoning on what has happened, he realizes that closing in himself, may not be the best way to deal with problems.
In relationship with his peers, Musa is a leader. He has a fighting spirit and likes to win in the games. In his relationship with adults Musa shows respect for their authority. Obeys and seeks for their approval. This has largely contributed to the great progress the child has been making in the past two years.
In his spare time, Musa likes to play soccer. He also plays basketball. He also likes to color and to play on a tablet. His favorite color is blue. Favorite food sausages, dessert – ice-cream and fruit – banana. His favorite footballer is Ronaldo and dreams of becoming a soccer player when he grows up. From the animals he mostly likes dogs.
Musa has difficulties in talking for the adoption, but in general his attitude is positive.
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Abner #

Boy: 2011
Listed: Sep 2018
Special needs: hyperkinetic conduct disorder, congenital cardiac malformation – in a condition after surgical correction, atypical autism*
*Abner’s social worker reported that according to the specialists, supervising Abner’s condition and development, the diagnosis of atypical autism is no longer valid and it will be deleted from Abner’s formal paperwork that is to be updated in the following months
Abner likes to keep himself busy exploring! His  favorite activities are the ones that include movement, such as going for a walk. He very much likes to spend time looking through books. He also likes all musical instruments and toys that play melodies and sounds. His favorite toy is a children’s laptop that plays songs. When he hears a melody he tries to dance.
There has been a progress in Abner’s speech development as he has started using a lot of words. He now forms sentences containing 3-4 words, albeit dyslexia is observed.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Robby #

Boy: 2015
Listed: July 2018
Diagnosis: nonspecific reactive hepatitis. Hepatosplenomegalia. Heart malformation foramen ovale, initial lung hypertonia. Condition after hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy 2-3 degree. Hemoragia. Intraventricular bleeding 2 degree. bilateral otomastoidit – mastoidectomy in the right. Retention testicle in the left. Delay in the neuro-psychical development.
Robby is delayed in all aspects of his development, but has begun to make small gains in learning . He will interact with caregivers and other children if an activity is interesting to him. His attention span when working on tasks has begun to increase. He enjoys playing in the sensory room. He learns best with multiple repetitions of a task.
Donations can not be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Jovie (L)

Girl: 2017
Listed: July 2018
Jovie was born 2017 and is HIV positive since birth. She is able to stand up, sit down, and walks if taken by a hand. She eats and sleeps well. Jovie receives medication two times per day as part of her antivirus treatment. Jovie smiles a lot when she is spoken to, adapts in new environments and gets involved in social interactions. She is very curious and evaluates objects in her environment. She pays attention to herself by pronouncing sounds and makes syllables. Jovie is active, very eager to communicate with people she knows and recognizes “her own people” from strangers. She likes to play with the other children and toys.

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Brian #

Boy: 2015
Listed: July 2018
Diagnosis: Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance. Foramen ovale persistens. Transient pulmonary hypertension. Pes equinovarus bilateralis. Severe delay in neuro-psychical development
Brian recognizes familiar adults and has formed an attachment to his favorite caregiver. He is uncomfortable around strangers. He is working with a physical therapist and a teacher on fine and gross motor skills. He can pick up toys and transfer them from hand to hand. His teacher reports that he understands what is being said to him and has recently begun responding to simple directions such as “give me”. He is able to sit unassisted and moves around in a baby walker.
Photos and videos are available through the agency.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Mila #

Girl: 2016

Listed: July 2018

Diagnosis:  Hydrocephaly; Strabismus; G-tube feeding; delays in development

Mila turns her head towards sound and looks at people and objects of interest. She recognizes the faces of the staff. She can roll over, but still has difficulty with head control. She enjoys musical toys that spin and will focus on those for short periods of time.

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Nala #

Girl: 2007

Listed: July 2018

Nala experienced extreme neglect in her birth family. As a result, she has significant delays in language and education. She’s currently living in foster care, where she is receiving speech therapy and additional assistance with school. Improvements in her development have been seen since she joined her foster family. She is described as very social and affectionate. She understands everything that is said to her. She follows verbal directions. She can verbally answer questions, but her vocabulary is limited due to previous neglect. She has memorized all of her letters and numbers. She has appropriate social interactions with other children. She enjoys dancing and painting. She works hard in school and enjoys going to school. She makes her own bed, organizes her clothes, and helps her foster mother in the kitchen.

 

 
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Valerie (L)

Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, heart murmur, astigmatism

Listed: July 2018

Valerie was born in 2015. She is a beautiful girl who is described as very gentle, loving and kind. Valerie‘s special needs are Down syndrome specific mixed developmental disorder, relaxation of the front side of the right diaphragm dome, hypermetropic astigmatism, low height, and a functional heart murmur. 

 

She is very eager to make contact with the caregivers, enjoys playing with the children in her group and always smiles when she is spoken to. She claps and answers when her name is called and loves to be held by her hands. She is getting more active, is interested in toys and can concentrate her attention for a long time on the object she is interested in. Valerie sits but does not yet stand or walk on her own. She has delays in all developmental areas.

$58.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Calvin and Florence #

Calvin; age 4 & Florence; age: 9
CALVIN is a healthy and active 4 year old. He walks, runs, jumps, and plays at a level appropriate for his age. He is described as outgoing and friendly. He’s currently attending kindergarten. His language skills have improved since starting school and he now speaks in short sentences. He has a group of friends at the kindergarten and willingly joins group games although he does not always comprehend the rules. He struggles with memorization and finishing tasks on his own but can complete them when he receives assistance. Calvin understands right from wrong, shows good manners, and likes to demonstrate his skills to others. He enjoys drawing, constructing with Legos, listening to music and watching cartoons. He takes good care of his personal belongings and is independent with regard to self-service and personal hygiene skills.
FLORENCE is a 9 years old girl, in good health. She has been diagnosed with mild mental disabilities. In school, she enjoys music and fine arts. She likes to sing short phrases from a song and to hum. She has some difficulty asking and answering questions and voicing her opinion. She is a compassionate girl who enjoys painting, coloring, listening to music, and spending time with her best friends. She likes to play with a ball. She can throw it, but it is a little bit harder for her to catch it. She is independent in her self-service skills and independently maintains good personal hygiene and a neat appearance.
 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

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Lisa #

Age: 2
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy; Microcephaly; Symptomatic epilepsy; Developmental delay
Listed: July 2018
Lisa is a happy and sociable little girl. She enjoys meeting new people and interacts with them appropriately. She responds to her name and verbalizes using sounds and syllables. She follows basic directions. Her motor skills are developing. Videos of Lisa show her playing with a ball and manipulating it appropriately. She currently moves around by crawling. She can take steps when holding 2 hands of an adult and can also move using a walker. She is receiving therapy to help develop her motor skills.
Photos and videos are available through the agency
 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for Lisa!

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Penn #

Penn
Boy, age: 10
Diagnosis: mental delays and behavior disturbances

Listed: June 2018
The  child  is  able  to  communicate  with other  children, though his vocabulary is not at age level. He prefers to play alone, but will join in group games willingly if invited. He willingly forms relationships with adults. He has delays in academics, but works hard to learn new skills. His behavior is described as “unstable”

*** 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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Vernon #

Age: 2004

Listed: July 2018
SN:  epilepsy – rare seizures, after surgical intervention due to brain tumor – oligodendroglioma in the left temporo-parietal area; at this point he does not have any symptoms, related to the illness.
He is active during dynamic games. He rides a bicycle and has good coordination of his body in space. His IQ = 89, which is within the norm but he still has difficulties reading and makes spelling mistakes while writing and re-writing. He communicates freely with children and adults. He completed 7th grade and have an average results. He needs a guidance and support of loving parents. He wants to be adopted and agreed to meet the prospective parents.
*** 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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Evian #

Boy: 2009

Listed: 6/2018

Special needs: 1st degree of prematurity; dilatation of the rectum; allergic to cow’s milk protein; expressive language disorder; delayed neuro-psychological development; mild to moderate mental delay (according to the information published by the MOJ)

Evian is very active and agile. Well – developed motor skills for his age.

Evian’s emotional tone is positive. He presents as radiant and loving. He is able to express different emotions through facial expressions.

Evian follows verbal instructions, related to his everyday activities.

His passive and active vocabulary are getting improved. He is already able to say a few words. He strives to use words when answering questions.

He can glue figures, solve 6-parts puzzles and build towers and houses. Evian loves building with constructor and listening to music. Evian knows the basic colors – red, yellow and green.  His independence is also increasing through encouragement of the independent activities – dressing, undressing, putting on and off his shoes, tiding his toys, working materials, etc.

 

Donations can not be accepted until a family is found for him

Becky #

Girl: 2015
Special needs: spina bifida; hydrocephalus, condition after VP shunt; convergent concomitant strabismus
Listed: May 2018

Becky is a calm child, with positive emotional tone. She is able to demonstrate various reactions of content and discontent. She smiles when spoken to and laughs out loud when jested. Becky recognizes her caregivers and calls them by their names. She is sociable and loves being around adults and other children in her group. A significant increase of words in the child’s passive and active vocabulary has been observed in recent months. The number of words she can pronounce is constantly increasing. She understands adults’ speech. Becky answers questions appropriately. She initiates verbal interaction on her own and performs simple instructions. Becky enjoys playing with toys and she can play continuously with them. She plays with toys in accordance with their purpose. Becky is not a picky eater. She has good appetite and is gaining weight. Her sleep is calm.
*** Becky has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

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Pacen #

Boy: 2012

Listed: 3/2018

Special needs: spina bifida aperta-condition after surgical correction of the meningomyelocele region lumbalis; internal hydrocephalus – VP shunt installed; severe muscle hypotonia of the lower limbs; contractures of the ankle joints; lower flaccid paraplegia; convergent concomitant strabismus; esotropia and amblyopia of the right eye – glasses are prescribed and treatment is being conducted; neuro-psychological development – within the norm with regards to the expressive and receptive speech development

Pacen presents as a cheerful and calm boy who doesn’t cry without a reason. He doesn’t have any manifestations of aggressive or self-aggressive acts. Pacen uses separate words, as well as simple sentences in his communication with others. He understands when spoken to and people can have a conversation with him. Pacen uses appropriate social gestures for greeting and good-bye. 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

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Kaylyn #

Girl: 2014
Listed: 2/2018
Special needs: symptomatic epilepsy-partial seizures with secondary generalization; spastic cerebral palsy; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy of 2nd degree; profound mental delay;
Kaylyn is in severely impaired condition and her development is delayed in all areas. She is completely dependent on adults’ care. Her sleep is calm and rhythmical. She is fed with a spoon by an adult.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. 
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Graham #

Boy: 2007
Date listed: 2/2018
Diagnosis: mild mental delay; hyperkinetic behavior disorder with attention deficit; the child suffered physical abuse and mistreatment; born to a mother with moderate mental delay
Graham is treated with Convulex – 0,5 ml from 50 mg daily, Xanax ½ and Speridan when necessary
Graham takes an active part in the housework at the home. He goes shopping on his own, sets and then tidies up the table, makes his bed, knows how to work the washer, hang and then collect the clothes and tidies his room. One of the main activities that he takes part in is cooking. He is able to cut different types of vegetables in small pieces and follow the instructions of the recipe.  Grahamprefers games involving physical activity. He looks for interaction with his peers. He likes to ride a bicycle and play hide-and-seek. Graham has been acquainted with the process of adoption. His attitude and opinion towards a possible adoption is positive
Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.
*** 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 ***

Myrtie #

Boy: 2014
Current diagnoses: Arnold-Chiari Malformation. Internal hydrocephalus. Spina bifida aperta. Bottom paraplegia. Neurogenic bladder. Recurrent urinary tract infections. Iron deficiency anemia.
Listed: Feb 2018
In the attached short video Myrtie demonstrates the following abilities: He carries out conversations that are on target for his age, he adequately asks questions, answers questions, demonstrates his likes, dislikes and gives warnings (‘Don’t touch my car!’), learns very fast (he learned ‘left’ and ‘right’ for 20 min.), is full of a little cute man’s personality and is very bright.
Personality, developmental and abilities: Child’s fine motor skills are on target. He transfers toys from one hand to another and plays with them according to their purpose. Palmar grip with opposing thumb are developed. He fits in simple shapes and has top pincher grip, also. Myrtie’s attention is stable in group and individual activities, as well as in long interactions with an adult. He can reproduce information and knows his routine. Myrtie is an emotionally healthy child with more than basic knowledge. He is sensitive and emotional and expresses different feelings adequately to stimuli. He’s happy when praised and makes different social hand gestures like ‘Hello’ and ‘Bye’. The child recognizes a “stranger” from a familiar person who takes care of him. He also expresses gratitude and has a mostly positive personality and emotional tone. He has no signs of aggression or auto-aggression. The child can combine the words in complete simple sentences. He knows the other children and the staff by their names and can call them. The child can answer adults’ questions and could be convinced with words. He also makes attempts to ask simple questions. Myrtie carries out verbal instructions and complies with orders for consecutive actions. Myrtie has just begun forming opinions of his own and by himself. He is very playful and enjoys all kinds of toys. He can even throw and catch them back with his entire palm. His favorites are toys that make sounds. The child likes tales for animals and books. He already makes attempts to self-feed. Myrtie has very good appetite and enjoys healthy and calm sleep.
*** Myrtie has received a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. 

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Giada #

Girl: 2007
Listed: 2/2018
Diagnosis: epilepsy –
Giada has grand mal seizures (with small seizures (petit mal) or without them), unspecified; congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance; genetic syndrome – chromosomopathy or monogenic syndrome; facial dysmorphism; psychological and behavioral disorders related to past trauma.  More information is available from the agency for interested parents.
Giada is on medication for her seizures.
Family history: the child’s biological mother has mental delay, epilepsy- grand mal seizures (she had Depakine during pregnancy) and cerebrovascular disease; the child’s biological father had mental delay and abused alcohol.
Giada is sociable and outgoing girl. She interacts and looks for contact with peers and adults. She is able to cooperate with other children from her class. Giada loves to draw and color, as well as to solve puzzles. She prefers to play with her peers or older children. She loves to play with children younger than her so she can take care of them. She cooperates in games.
Giada knows what adoption means and she dreams about being adopted and have a forever family of her own.
B/c we only have her file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for her.

UPDATE: Oct. 2018:

Giada is physically well developed for her age with mild neuropsychological developmental delay. Her Epilepsy (petit mal seizures) is well managed with medication. She has a well developed fine and gross motor skills. She can read and write. She loves to paint and to play sports. She has a well-developed imagination.
She attends a public school and is doing very well there. Her dream is to become a teacher one day. Giada is not shy. She is able to communicate easily and maintain a dialogue with her classmates and adults. She has good hygiene habits.

*** 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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Malory #

girl: 2010

Listed: Jan, 2018

Diagnosis: Microcephalous; Moderate mental delays; Speech delay; Behavioral Issues

Malory is a beautiful, giggly 7.5-year-old girl who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe. With a contagious smile and laughter, Malory runs, climbs and could be described as an active child.  She enjoys the extra attention she receives from her foster parents. She is physically healthy, and she eats well. Her weight and height are catching up with the standards for her age.

Malory has some developmental delays that her caregivers attribute to early neglect and lack of stimulation. She has difficulty pronouncing some words, and her learning is below the norm for her age.  Malory understands everything her elders say. She cannot talk yet, but she can pronounce separate words and sounds. She knows her name and the people’s names living around her. She plays with the other kids from the group, and she prefers more dynamic games.

Malory gets one-on-one instruction in each subject, participating in different programs – therapeutic, musical and rehabilitation.  She is much calmer then she was before, and she respects the authority of the foster family.

Additional videos are available from her agency.

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. 
For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org