Damian

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2022
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Damian has Down syndrome, and is an affectionate and loving young boy. He feels close to his caretakers and loves sharing with them. He loves to give hugs. Contact MAA to learn more about Damian!

There is a $1,500 agency fee reduction for Damian’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Raydor #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Possible Autism, Premature
Listed: Sep 2022
$45.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Rey’s birth mother was addicted to Heroin and took Methadone during pregnancy. Rey was born premature and spent the first 5 months of his life in the hospital. Rey knows his alphabet, numbers and colors in both his native language and English. He can do simple addition problems (single digit plus single digit and single digit plus double digit). He speaks in 2 word sentences and memorizes poems. He loves to build houses and other things with Legos and will stay focused on this task for long periods of time. He plays independently and with other children. He enjoys music and often tries to imitate melodies. Rey has some behaviors that are commonly seen in children on the Autism spectrum. He has not had any type of formal evaluation for Autism. 

Katrina #

Girl, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Sep 2022
$53.10
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Katrina’s physical development and gross motor skills are age appropriate. She talks, but has some difficulty with articulation. Her fine motor skills are developed, but slightly delayed. She is diagnosed with mental delays. She knows and names the colors. She knows the letters of the alphabet and she has started reading. She already counts up to 30 and she writes some numbers. She knows the days of the week, seasons, left vs right, body parts, and can follow directions using instructions such as over/under, front/back, etc. She plays well with other children and enjoys attention from adults. She likes to work on a magnetic board, kinetic sand and active cards. She already colors in a contour and she is very diligent when connecting lines. She can cut and glue ready elements. She can read and the fact that she is being praised for that makes her very happy.

 

She follows the directions of an adult in relation to the hygiene and household activities. She can dress and undress her. She washes her hands and feeds herself independently, she makes attempts for self-serving. She takes care her belongings. She keeps her materials from school in a certain place.

Cattleya #

Girl, Age: 3
Shunt due to hydrocephalus
Listed: Aug 2022
$41.65
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Cattleya crawls, pulls to a stand, cruises around furniture and takes steps while holding two hands. She’s not yet walking independently, but she’s trying! She explores her environment and interacts with people and with toys. She babbles, but is not yet speaking any words. She is happy and enjoys interactions. She enjoys musical toys. Medically speaking, while her official diagnosis is “malformative syndrome”, she has signs of craniosynostosis.

Hennes #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Arnold-Chiari type II, spina bifida at level L5“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Aug 2022
$25.20
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Hennes has Arnold-Chiari type II with spina bifida at level L5.

Hennes is described as a very social and happy child. He communicates well with others. He can ask and answer questions and make general conversation. When he has difficulty with a task, he says, “It doesn’t work” in order to get help. A member of the agency’s team visited Hennes and said that he is “very easy to talk to and very smart”. Videos from July 2022 show him talking, answering questions and interacting with the adults. Hennes moves from place to place by crawling and using his upper body strength. He can pull to a stand and hold onto a support. He likes to play with all kind of toys, like balls, cubes, cars, puzzles and etc. He eats independently. He told the team member that he loves apples and orange juice.

Ned #

Boy, Age: 3
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy; obstructive hydrocephalus; delays in mental development
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Aug 2022
$270.00
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He runs, climbs stairs with help, rides a scooter, plays with cubes and figures which he can nest. Ned recognizes animals and knows their places when arranging a puzzle. He plays with other children, preferring the older ones and copying their actions. He loves music and musical toys, and sometimes dances. He responds to his name, follows directions, is well-intentioned, does not get angry and is not aggressive at all. Ned pronounces various sounds and syllables such as “ma-ma”, “ba-ba”(gandma), “ka-ka”(older sister), “hop”(ups), “meow”(what the cat says), “bau” (what the dog says), “da”(yes), “liu-liu”(swing), “ku -ku”(what the cuckoo says) etc. However, the main communication is related to taking the hand of a familiar adult and bringing her to the object the child wants. He arranges things in his room, chooses his clothes, can put on and take off his shoes, washes his hands by himself, likes to bathe by playing with balls and watering himself with a jug. He’s learning to feed himself independently with a spoon, but still needs pureed foods.

Ned lived in an orphanage for the first 2.5 years of his life. When he entered foster care, he could not sit, stand, make any sounds or have any form of communication. He has made a large amount of progress in just one year, with the help of multiple specialists and his foster family.

Nahla #

Girl, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Asthma, Mental Delays, Possible FAS
Listed: Aug 2022
$25.20
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Medical report indicates that the birth mother is an alcoholic. While it does not state that the mother drank during pregnancy, prospective families should be prepared that Nahla may have FAS.

Nahla is physically healthy. She lived in a neglectful home for the first 4 years of her life, before being removed by social services and placed in foster care. She says individual words and some simple phrases. She has made progress in her development since being placed in foster care, but has had to work through behaviors and medical concerns as a result of the previous years of neglect. Progress is being observed in all aspects of her development.

Matias

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Aug 2022
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Agency staff met Matias in July of 2022. He is an active boy who like to play soccer. He loves to run and jump. Matias also loves to dance.

There is also a $1500 agency grant for Matias’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Salvador

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
“ihaveawarrior”Norrie’s disease; neurodevelopmental delays; blind
Listed: Jul 2022
$25.00
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Agency staff met sweet Salvador in July of 2022. Salvador receives physical, occupational, and language therapy weekly. He is doing well with advances in development. He walks, jumps, and climbs the stands. He combines words, counts numbers from 1 to 20, and says about 25 words. Salvador can feed himself with help. Contact the adoption agency to learn more about this sweet boy!

VIDEOS:

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-salvador1
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-salvador2
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-salvador3
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-salvador4
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-salvador5
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-salvador6
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-salvador7
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-salvador8
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-salvador9

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Sariah

Girl, Age: 3
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
cornelia de lange syndrome confirmed by genetics
Persistent BOS (broncho-obstructive syndrome), sequelae of pulmonary dysplasia plus aspiration cytology for swallowing disorder, hypotonic muscle disorder due to sequelae of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, history of resolved hypertrophic heart disease, malnutrition, severe psychomotor delays, history of non-recurrent acute episode convulsive syndrome
Listed: Jul 2022
$25.50
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Sariah is an adorable little gal, born in summer of 2019, who is described as affectionate and calm. She has established routines for sleeping. She has right hand dominance and can play independently for 15 minutes. She is not potty trained yet. Sariah can reach for objects in front of her, can turn around, and has good head control. She can move around on a mat without help and follow objects with her eyes. She reaches for objects close to her, can adapt to other spaces, and shakes objects that make noise.

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-sariah
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-sariah2
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-sariah3
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Edmundo

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2022
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Edmundo, born in June of 2011 with Down syndrome, is an active boy who is waiting for a loving family of his own. The agency has a video to see him in action. There is a $1,500 agency fee reduction for Edmundo’s adoption via a specific adoption agency.

Rose #

Girl, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs, Speech Delay
Mild Mental delays and speech delays
Listed: Jul 2022
*** 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, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Rose was removed from an abusive home at 9 years old and could not even speak the language of her birth country at that time. She now speaks in sentences, understands everything that is said to her and has made rapid developmental progress. During the visit with our team member, she was talking about the Mom and Dad that she’s waiting for and having a fun time posing for all the photos (see below). She currently lives with an older foster couple, who she calls grandma and grandpa. They have worked with her to teach her many self-help skills. She’s now in school and doing well working with a resource teacher.

Owen #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy
Listed: Jun 2022
$48.50
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Owen walks, runs, goes up and down steps and has good coordination between his upper and lower limbs. He has well developed fine motor skills. He is able to manipulate with objects of different size, as well as with different writing utensils. He is able to thread, inlay and assemble with support. He can move objects with his hands. He has a well developed auditory and visual memory. His attention is stable when he is interested in an activity. He is able to memorize, retain and reproduce  information related to his daily activities. He is attending a day program and making good progress there. He is happy and interactive. He does not have any behavioral concerns. He speaks in sentences of 3 or more words, can communicate his wants/needs and answer questions. He enjoys playing with other children and participates in group games.

Michey #

Boy, Age: 9
“ihaveawarrior”Internal hydrocephalus – post Ventriculoperitoneal shunt condition. heart condition – complete AVSD with partially closed chambers. Cleft palate -surgically corrected. Post bacterial meningitis condition – unspecified and acute pyelonephritis. Delays in all aspects of development.
Listed: Jun 2022
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$835.18
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Michey walks while holding one hand of an adult. He can take 2-3 steps independently, but is not yet walking independently. He can pull up and cruise along furniture and objects, and also crawls and scoots on his bottom very quickly to get where he wants to go. He has a very short attention span. He lived in an orphanage for the first 7+ years of his life and received very little intervention or opportunities to learn skills. He’s now living in a group home, where he’s receiving therapy and instruction in basic skills. He enjoys listening to music and playing outside on the swing. 

Marianne

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Marianne is a sweet and beautiful young girl, born with Down syndrome in 2010! Marianne is hoping to find a forever family who loves her unconditionally.

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-marianne1
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Brad #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Glanzmann thrombasthenia; delays in development
Listed: May 2022
$25.00
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Brad walks independently. He plays with toys. He will fill a container with small toys and “pour” or “dump” into another container and continue the game back and forth. He can nest cups by putting them in the correct size order. He goes to other children, smiles to them and takes them by the hands. He smiles and observes with interest the faces of adults when gently talked to or sung to. He understands object permanency. He demonstrates pretend play skills related to kitchen/cooking (putting a spoon in a bowl and stirring, etc) and also bathing a baby. He shows good development in social play skills.

Sadie #

Girl, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”Progressive ossifying fibrodysplasia
Listed: May 2022
$45.00
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Sadie has limited movement in her neck, back and hands/arms (due to limited movement of the shoulders). She has more range of motion in her left arm vs her right. She compensates for her limited mobility. She stands on her toes to reach objects (when she cannot extend her arms) and holds on to a support to bend down or she seeks assistance from an adult. She walks, plays with toys, and interacts with her environment. She can put together wooden puzzles, stack rings and perform other basic tasks. She can take the cap off a pen and tries to draw shapes. She interacts with familiar people. She initiates games such as peek-a-boo. She will point to things she wants to communicate her wants/needs. She dances along to music. She can say some simple single syllable words such as ma-ma, but mostly communicates with gestures. She lived in a home with a younger child for a while and did well with the younger child. The foster family limits her interactions with other people, because they are afraid she will get hurt, due to her physical limitations. She plays well with other people, when she is around them. She does not go to preschool due to the fear her foster family has that she will be injured. She shows a preference to certain objects and TV shows (Peppa Pig and Masha the Bear).

Videos from May 2022 show Sadie walking, playing with toys, putting a puzzle together and interacting with adults. The videos show Sadie’s physical limitations.

Bronner #

Boy, Age: 4
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
“ihaveawarrior”Congenital maxillofacial anomaly – haylognoplatosis. Condition after cheiloplasty. Protein energy malnutrition, developmental delays
Listed: May 2022
$25.70
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Bronner has recently started walking. He eats from a spoon. He explores toys, but often throws them. He remembers the activities of his daily routine and follows his daily schedule well. He explores his environment and interacts with other people.

Randy #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD
mild developmental delays; attention deficit disorder “ihaveawarrior”
Listed: May 2022
$22.50
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Randy recognizes letters and numbers and can say their names in English. He has difficulty with articulation and English is easier for him than his native language, though he does know both the English alphabet and that of his native language. He can recite his colors in English too. He speaks in short two word sentences that is difficult to understand due to articulation issues. He can add one digit numbers and 1 plus 2 digit numbers ending in zero (such as 20 + 4). He can identify most objects. He has difficulty with fine motor skills, such as handwriting. He feeds himself, and likes to smell everything before eating it. He can get undressed unassisted, but still requires some assistance with dressing, specifically with putting his shoes on. He is completely toilet trained. He still requires some assistance with getting dressed due to his fine motor delays. He demonstrates pretend play skills and has the ability to role play, like pretending to be a sleeping baby. He is hesitant when meeting strangers and takes time to adapt to new people and new situations. He enjoys playing with construction sets and legos. He is musical and will imitate melodies. He memorizes poems that are read to him.

The agency has videos from April 2022, which show him interacting with the team member who visited him, talking, answering questions, playing videos on a cell phone, and building a house with legos.

Trey #

Boy, Age: 4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
“ihaveawarrior”Cerebral palsy with paraparesis of the lower limbs, mixed form.
Listed: May 2022
$10.00
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Trey had a rough birth with vacuum extraction; he received treatment in the intensive care unit. He has been lagging behind in his neuro-psychic development since his early childhood. He started walking without aid late in his life.  He follows simple instructions and plays with musical toys; with assistance he nests rings. He often imposes his will. He is restless when sleeping. Trey often cries without a reason. He does not play with other children and prefers contacts with adults. At times he exhibits auto-aggression and stops after distraction.

Presently, the child does not show interest towards his environment and is not interested in the surrounding world. He looks at his toys and touches them but is not interested in them. He takes a toy but quickly throws it away. He does not react to his name but now he makes a difference between known people and strangers. When asked, he does not seek objects with his eyes. He reacts to sounds and likes it when people talk to him tenderly. He responds with joy to simple jesting. His speech is not developed; he produces guttural sounds and listens to them. He reacts positively when hearing human voices.

Trey has regular consultations with a psychologist and a speech therapist, as well as with a pediatric psychiatrist and a neurologist. His delay in his neuro-psychic development was confirmed. The child has undergone a surgery for his strabismus.

Alexei #

Boy, Age: 4
“ihaveawarrior”hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy; multicystic encephalopathy; nonobstructive internal and external hydrocephalus; epilepsy; cavernous hemangioma; umbilical hernia; specific developmental disorder of the motor function.
Listed: May 2022
$71.10
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This is the case of a male child born with extremely low weight (grade III immaturity) and heavy early neonatal period (intubation in the first minutes after his birth; seizures). Later he had disorder of the central nervous system, i.e. hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, multicystic encephalopathy, internal and external hydrocephalus. The child is in an impaired general state of health; he takes opisthotonos position; he has spastic quadriparesis and repeated day and night tonic seizures against the background of anticonvulsant therapy; myorelaxant medication is applied. He is not subject to surgical treatment and insertion of a VP shunt.
The child needs special care and supervision by medical specialists.

He depends completely on the staff taking care of him and often has respiratory infections. He takes food from a bottle and hardly takes in the quantity of food determined for him, and throws out from time to time. The boy reacts to speech and when being touched.

Alexei exhibits no interest to contact other children. He easily makes tactile contacts with adults with no resistance, including with strangers.

The child depends on the staff of the institution. Diapers are used; he does not communicate his physiological needs by crying. Sleeping routine: he naps in the day and sleeps at night; he easily falls asleep and easily wakes up. He has a routine in receiving proper food and liquids distributed over time.

Dean #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI, Hydrocephalus
“ihaveawarrior”Congenital cytomegalovirus infection. Internal hydrocephaly: state post implantation of a VP shunt. Quadriparetic syndrome. Cortical blindness. Cataract. Rickets. Protein energy malnutrition.
Listed: May 2022
$27.00
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This is the case of a male child born from a pathological pregnancy with very low weight and indications of congenital cytomegalovirus infection. In the early neonatal period posthemorrhagic internal hydrocephaly was found and at the age of 2 months a VP shunt was implanted. Due to malfunctioning of the shunt, it was replaced when the child was 9 months old.

Dean is in a stationed impaired general state of health with a severe quadriparetic syndrome, pseudobulbar paresis and cortical blindness. Also, total cataract of both eyes has been found which cannot be treated surgically due to the severely damaged state of health of the child. He is fed via a nasogastric tube. He is severely delayed in his physical and neuro-psychic development. His condition is being monitored by medical professionals.

Nevan #

Boy, Age: 4
State after intraventricular hemorrhage. Internal hydrocephaly: VPA inserted. Cortical blindness. Congenital heart abnormality: type 2 atrial septal defect (persisting foramen ovale). Hypospadias. Bilateral cryptorchidism. Delayed physical development and severely delayed psychomotor development.
Listed: May 2022
$25.00
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Nevan was born prematurely, to a young mother. He had a difficult neonatal period, with use of mechanical ventilation.
The child has a severe impairment of the central nervous system: posthemorrhagic internal hydrocephaly; a VPA shut was inserted in April 2018; later it was twice revised. The child is in a stationed impaired state of health. ECG: Persisting foramen ovale with positive natural evolution; no therapy needed.

Nevan will need observation by a neurosurgeon, pediatric cardiologist; he needs specialized care, physical therapy and kinesiotherapy.

The child turns his head towards sounds. When placed on his side by adults and with help, he can turn the lower part of his body and flip from back to front and vice versa. When awake he is placed in a baby chair. Coefficient of development: 8.
The boy laughs loudly when teased; he is happy when hearing the voice of a known to him adult that he likes. He reacts to the tone of the voice of the person speaking to him. He grasps a toy but does not manipulate with it. He falls easily asleep and sleeps well. He is fed with a bottle. He is calm when being changed and when being bathed.

Augustus #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, Hydrocephalus
“ihaveawarrior”Internal hydrocephalus: state after implantation of a VP-shunt; epilepsy; spastic quadriparesis; cortical blindness; delay in the neuro-psychic development
Listed: May 2022
$27.00
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Augustus was born full term, and was found that he has internal hydrocephalus; at the age of 4 months a liquid drainage valve system was implanted. The child lies in bed; he has spasticity in his limbs and his active and passive movements are limited. He depends completely on the care provided by adults. He receives kinesiotherapy. The child is subject to observation by a neurologist and by a neuro-surgeon.

The child’s lower and upper limbs are highly spastic and are with diffuse muscle hypotonia. His fine motor skills are not developed. He does not grasp a toy given to him. Atanas holds his hands bent in fists. He is seriously delayed in his psychomotor development. The boy reacts to tactile stimulation by adults. When teased, he does not smile. He is unable to interact with the other children. Atanas depends completely on the care provided by adults. He is fed by a bottle. From time to time he cries when given a shower. He sleeps well.

Orion #

Boy, Age: 2
“ihaveawarrior”Premature, Congenital Heart Defect, strabismus, hydrocephalus, general delays
Listed: May 2022
$13.50
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Special needs: Prematurity III stage Bronchopulmonary dysplasia; persistent foramen ovale; peripheral pulmonary stenosis; moderate communicating hydrocephalus; retinopathy of a prematurely born child; convergent strabismus.

This is the case of a male child, born prematurely III degree (1180 g), with a complicated perinatal history and pathological neonatal period. Subsequently he developed moderate communicating hydrocephalus and is delayed in his motor and mental development; there are changes in his tone and reflexes.

The child was diagnosed with a congenital heart malformation (persisting foramen ovale and PAC), which required therapy for a certain period of time. His cardiac status has improved. Given the severe prematurity, he has retinopathy of a prematurely born child and strabismus. The ophthalmic status is being monitored. The boy needs to be followed up by a pediatric cardiologist, a neurologist and an ophthalmologist. A systematic motor rehabilitation is conducted.

The child can flip from back to front, he is unable to sit, he is unable to rise on his feet on his own. The boy reaches out and grabs with his hands and can hold toys for a short time. He follows with his eyes and turns his head after moving toys and people; he smiles when they talk to him gently; he winces and listens to a loud sounds and reacts briskly when familiar adults are talking to him. The boy pronounces sounds and random sound combinations. The child is completely dependent on the care of adults. Diapers are used.

Lena

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: LA-2
Listed: Apr 2022
$276.35
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Lena has a diagnosis of Turner Syndrome with associated delays and epilepsy.

Bodie #

Boy, Age: 5
Listed: Apr 2022
$51.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bodie has a diagnosis of moderately impaired general condition which requires constant adult attention and supervision. He was born prematurely. He has congenital hydronephrosis grade 3 of both kidneys with congenital mega-ureters and is underdeveloped in his neurological and mental development.  He does not make eye contact and does not have developed speech — although he does not use words, he hums and shouts to express himself. He is interested in toys but without creative play. He began sitting independently at 2 years 9 months. He stands but cannot walk independently, and uses diapers day and night due to kidney condition, and requires constant adult supervision for his daily needs.   Additional photos and a brief video are available upon request.

Brandon #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Children’s hemiplegia, right-sided.Epilepsy. Convergent strabismus. Hypermetropia
Listed: Apr 2022
$27.50
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Brandon  walks, runs and climbs. His right side has some weakness, but he is able to use his right leg and right arm/hand. He does favor his left arm/hand and completes more activities using his left hand. However, he can use his right hand and has recently started completing activities with the right hand as well. Brandon speaks in sentences. He asks questions and cal also answer questions appropriately and follow verbal directions. He knows his colors and body parts. He’s currently working on learning to tell time. He is able to play and draw independently. He enjoys playing with cars/trucks and robots. He enjoys playing on the playground with other children. He can independently climb/play on the play structures. He is receiving academic instruction and therapy to help with deficits. He continues to make progress both physically and developmentally.

Alonzo

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: LA-2
“ihaveawarrior”Down syndrome, CHD
Listed: Mar 2022
*** I am eligible for an additional $2,500 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome under the age of 6 are eligible for this grant. ***
$448.60
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Alonzo is a young boy with a bright smile!  Alonzo likes sports and books. He adapts well to his surroundings and willingly follows the regular routines and daily habits in his environment. He is alert and attentive. Alonzo has the ability to express his feelings of like and dislike.

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Alonzo also has a $1000 grant with a specific agency!

Ethan #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH, Hydrocephalus
hearing loss; hydrocephalus (controlled without a shunt); developmental delays; reflux
Listed: Mar 2022
$46.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Ethan is well developed for his age. He is a warm and curious little boy. His best toy is a ball. He laughs and shouts every time he got his ball. Ethan is a cheerful and peaceful child. He likes the other children. Observes and manipulates with toys. He knows how to charm his caregivers and receives lots of attention.

With a familiar adult, Ethan has a good emotional tone – he enjoys a hide and seek game and sometimes gives his hand for “hello”.

He cannot walk yet, but he sits, crawls and staying straight caught for fixed support, showing progress in his motor skill development. The child has flat feet with valgus deviation of both feet – it was recommended to wear orthopedic shoes. Ethan stands up on his own until he is caught on a fixed support, stands on tiptoe, does not step aside, placed in a walker, moves short distances; pronounces long sound combinations.

Wayne #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder, Deaf / HoH
Congenital cleft of the hard and soft palate with a one-sided cleft of the upper lip on the left. Moderate mental retardation. Bilateral conductive hearing loss.
Listed: Feb 2022
$27.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Wayne has had surgery to repair the cleft lip and palate. He will be having orthodontic treatment and possible surgery on his nose in the future. His hearing was tested in June 2021 and it was determined that he has mild hearing loss of 10/15 decibels bilaterally.

His physical development is on track for his age. He walks, runs, kicks a ball, climbs, etc. His fine motor skills and speech are delayed. He has delays in his intellectual development and has difficulty with focus and attention. He attempts to communicate using non-verbal gestures and sounds or emotions. He is not aggressive and does not have any behavioral concerns. He was recently moved from a large orphanage into foster care, where he is learning new skills. He is completely toilet trained.

Update September 2022: Wayne continues to make developmental progress.
He follows verbal instructions. His speech is still delayed, but he does well identifying colors, objects and answering simple questions with pointing and gestures. He can make some animal sounds and attempts to mimic other sounds. He appears to understand everything said to him. He does have a documented mild hearing loss and a repaired cleft lip and palate. Wayne feeds himself with a spoon, can dress and undress himself independently and is independent with toileting. He can arrange objects by color, shape and size. His developmental skills continue to improve.

Videos from September 2022 show him identifying objects, answering questions (with pointing and making noises), following simple instructions, playing appropriately on playground equipment and with toys and interacting with the adults on the playground.

Evangeline

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Jan 2022
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,668.39
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Evangeline is an adorable little girl with Down syndrome, described as cheerful and active. She likes to dance, color, play hide-and-seek, and toss a ball. She easily understands instructions that are given to her. She continues to increase her vocabulary. Evangeline has great skill in performing playful activities. such as obstacle games. She has good fine and gross motor skills. Evangeline is also interested in running, jumping, assembling Legos, coloring, and painting.

A Specific adoption agency has a $3000 grant for Evangeline’s adoption!

Evangeline was originally listed in October 2019.  She was re-listed in January 2022.

Izak

Boy, Age: 5
possible HIV infection or contact with smb. HIV positive
encephalopathy of unspecified aetiology
CHD:  atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect
Listed: Mar 2019
$3,909.70
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Izak has two older siblings, same region but far away; they must be adopted together!

Vann #

Boy, Age: 3
“ihaveawarrior”
bilateral cleft of the upper lip with a cleft of the hard and soft palate; cheiloplasty; hydrocephalus; cognitive delays
Listed: Oct 2021
$0.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Vann smiles and reacts when caregivers interact with him. He can roll around in his crib and is often placed in a walker. He picks up toys, shakes them and tries to manipulate them.

Update Jan 2022:   He’s now independently sitting, standing up in his crib holding on to the rails and taking steps when holding the hands of an adult. He’s receiving daily physical therapy to get stronger and the therapist believes he will soon learn to walk. He maintains eye contact and enjoys interacting with other adults and children Vann has undergone the second stage of cleft surgeries. He’s now eating soft foods from a spoon.  He’s currently living in a group home with children who are more significantly delayed. His social worker believes this will prevent him from developing appropriate communication and social skills, so she is actively looking for a therapeutic foster family for Vann, so that he can continue to reach developmental milestones.

Alivia

Girl, Age: 7
Listed: Oct 2021
$1,180.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
She has FAS and epilepsy and resides at the orphanage in Eastern Europe. Alivia is an affectionate girl who loves to hug and kiss the staff. She is soft spoken and initially with new people she will observe quietly but then she is not shy and initiates conversation with people she knows. She loves singing, acting, and dancing. She also loves to draw and listen stories. Alivia’s psychological evaluation report indicates that she has developmental delays.  She can be easily distracted but is easily redirected with reminders.

 

 

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Sage

Girl, Age: 4
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Speech disorder, developmental delay, Candidiasis, Neurogenic arthritis, Eustachian tube disorder
Listed: Oct 2021
$259.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
Toxic liver disease with chronic hepatitis, HIV disease associated with another conditions
Listed: Oct 2021
$1,187.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, Age: 4
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
Paraplegia, brain disorder, HIV disease associated with another conditions.
Listed: Oct 2021
$1,025.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Vicky

Girl, Age: 4
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Brain disorder, developmental delay, speech disorder
Listed: Oct 2021
$94.95
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nova

Girl, Age: 5
HIV, Umbilical hernia, speech disorder, developmental delay, ptosis of eyelid, flaccid hemiplegia
Listed: Oct 2021
$1,431.70
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
bilateral deafness-choclear implant on the ride side; Moderate mental delay with autistic characteristics; Strabismus
Listed: Sep 2021
*** 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, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
$0.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Brody walks independently. He is able to navigate stairs and playground equipment at the park. Most of Brody’s delays seem to be related to being unable to hear and communicate his wants/needs. For example, the foster family reports that he is not aggressive, but he does demonstrate frustration at being unable to communicate with them to express his thoughts and what he wants. He uses some gestures to communicate, such as opening the refrigerator to express that he is hungry. He is supposed to be under the care of a specialist to work with him now that he has the cochlear implant (and to continue to develop his communication skills), but this has not been consistent due to COVID restrictions and the fact that the family must travel to another town for Brody to see the specialist. The foster family does report that Brody seems to be able to hear now that he has the implant and they have seen improvements with the implant in place. Brody does attend a day program for children with disabilities and has recently become more interested in the other children.

Emma #

Girl, Age: 6
Condition after herpes-viral encephalitis. Hepatitis caused by CMV. Hypotrophy. Hydrocephaly – of mild degree. Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia. Delayed neuro-psychological development.

Listed: Sep 2021
*** 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, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
$1,005.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Emma was recently transferred to a group home where she can receive more specialized care to help her continue to develop and receive appropriate medical care. She is receiving monthly blood transfusions at this time for her anemia. She had surgery to correct clubbed feet in 2020. She can sit unassisted, stand next to a stable support, walk around fixed supports and walk while holding the hand of an adult. Videos from May 2021 show Emma playing with an electronic toy. She is pushing the button to get the toy to make a sound. Her fine motor skills are not well-developed at this time, due to her spasticity. Emma responds positively to adults and other children. She smiles and laughs when adults interact with her.

Zeek #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Spina bifida
Spina Bifida; shunt placed for hydrocephalus
Listed: Sep 2021
*** 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, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
$1,000.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Zeek is being taught to use a wheelchair. He can currently turn, but has not yet mastered going forward and backwards. He is also learning to pull his torso up and move around when in his bed or on the floor. He can physically handle toys. He picks them up, transfers them between hands, looks for them and retrieves them if he drops them. He can push buttons and activate sensory toys. He follows simple directions such as “give me”. He plays peek-a-boo. He enjoys interacting with the staff. He will hold out his hand for a hand shake, make kissing noises, and reaches to be held. He uses his hands to show how big he will grow up to be when asked by an adult. He is pronouncing sounds and syllables.

Updated May 2022: Zeek was recently moved from a large orphanage to a small group home, where he’s now receiving more interaction and attention. His language skills have started developing. He can now say several words. He enjoys interacting with staff and responds when he receives attention. He enjoys music.

Kai

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Congenital tracheomalacia
Listed: Oct 2020
$2,578.33
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
At age of 2 months old he survived a surgery for heart defect

Mitchell #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy – an ataxic form
Listed: Jul 2021
$0.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Mitchell walks independently with an ataxic gait. He talk using simple words and simple sentences. He plays with toys. He shows interest in his environment and everything happening around him. He seeks contact with familiar adults.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

Ian #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
premature birth, delays in all aspects of development

Listed: Jul 2021
$1,033.93
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Ian walks with support and can take some independent steps. He’s easily comforted with hugs and affection. He loves music and will smile and dance when he hears it. He also loves cars and trains. His expressive and receptive speech are delayed. He is not yet speaking and the difficulty with communication (his foster mother not understanding what he wants) leads to crying and “meltdowns”. He foster mother reports that he likes to do things his way and he has learned that when he’s told “no”, he can have a “meltdown” and get his way. He has recently started speech therapy to assist with his language delays, but is living in a small town that has limited resources to provide the therapies and support he needs.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

Blaine

Boy, Age: 14
Malnutrition, Epilepsy, Vision issues, tightened limbs/joints (exact cause/condition unknown); possible cerebral palsy
Listed: Jul 2021
$1,299.30
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, Age: 7
spastic diplegia, Sequelae of subarachnoid haemorrhage, Epilepsy, Congenital malformation of optic disc, Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung, Cardiomyopathy
Listed: Feb 2018
$2,767.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Melany #

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Borderline intellectual delays; learning delays
Listed: Apr 2021
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Melany is physically healthy with mild intellectual delays. She is in 7th grade and has worked with a resource teacher online during the 2020-2021 school year. She is described as shy and introverted, though she communicates freely with familiar people. She enjoys talking about topics that interest her and is very friendly. She has friends at school and at the children’s center where she lives. She states that her dreams are to have a family, finish school and become a teacher. When asked what adoption means, she said, “to have a family, to live forever with these people who take care of you and not to be left alone anymore”.

Joanna

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus
Listed: Oct 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
New pictures, April 2017