Georgie

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: May 2018
$3,823.90
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Georgie was transferred to his current home in April 2018. He had experienced neglect and under-stimulation in his previous orphanage but already his development is progressing and we look forward to seeing Georgie learn and explore the world. Georgie is functionally blind and has very little light perception. He has been doing so well in his transition into this new chapter of life. Everyday we are more captivated by his bubbly, sweet, gentle disposition. Georgie is rapidly changing and developing. He is learning how to scoot around, bear weight, and explore with his hands. He had no experience in his previous home with self feeding, but already is making great progress and is self feeding with minimal support. He had no English exposure previously, but in just a month his English understanding is already developing and he responds to several commands. He is weak, but gaining strength. He can pull up to a stand using a surface for support. Georgie loves making silly noises and often vocalizes silly babbles, finds interesting surfaces to tap on, or picks things up and throws them to hear their clatter. Georgie is very social. He loves to be held and swung around. He sometimes whimpers when he is put down and communicates non-verbally that he wants to be held. He mimics sounds others make and often bursts with excited laughter when playing with other adults and children. We are so excited to see him begin to hit the milestones he is already working towards.

UPDATE July 2020: Georgie has been making steady progress in his language skills. Lately, he has begun to make requests on his own or make jokes in conversations with his teachers, caregivers, and house mom. Georgie’s favorite little joke right now is to reply “JUICE” to each and every question asked of him. He erupts into giggles and repeats the word over and over until tickles and exclamations prompt him to give the real answer that we were looking for. We recently celebrated Georgie’s 6th birthday, and when asked what he wanted to do for his party he answered without hesitation: “DANCE PARTY!” Georgie can count to 10 and is learning his first braille characters!

Evi

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Mar 2020
$54.00
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Evi was transferred to her current home in September, 2019. She had experienced neglect and under-stimulation in her previous orphanage, but has grown so much in her new home that it’s hard to tell she is the same girl. Evi has cerebral palsy and although it hasn’t been officially diagnosed, it’s possible that Evi may have Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) based on its high correlation with cerebral palsy and the presence of several characteristics of CVI in Evi’s visual behaviors and processing. Improvements in her visual processing and engagement during her time in her new home have been made, due primarily to better nutrition and stimulation.

Evi is a happy, fun-loving child and loves to listen to music and play with her friends within the home. She enjoys being held and rocked, and being in the sunshine. Evi is able to independently lift her head up and makes purposeful eye contact, laughing and smiling at those she is familiar with. Evi is nonverbal and appears to understand some basic words in both English and her native language as she often smiles or laughs in response. Evi flaps her hands when she is excited. She is able to grab and pick up various items, and is working on both hand strength and mobility in physical therapy weekly. She is also working with physical therapy to prepare her body for a double hip surgery to help increase both her mobility and function.

Evi is a joy and would benefit and grow exponentially in a family of her own.

Evan

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome; an anorectal malformation that has already been operated on
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Evan is described as a happy child and attends school with special educator. He is friendly with peers and visitors, has some independent skills and can speaks a few words.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Emma

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$36.00
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Emma is an adorable girl! She is described as happy and enjoys playing with other children.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Dinah

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Dinah has nystagmus, diplegic cerebral palsy, and speech delay (nonverbal). She can walk independently and can feed herself. She is becoming more independent and is currently working on dressing herself. Is not potty trained but could probably learn in a more stable family environment.
Listed: Feb 2018
**** 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 ***
Dinah is giggly, likes to snuggle, sweet, content. Will play with toys, seek out preferred toys, and seek out preferred children to play beside. She has been working on using a simple voice-output communication system to greet the other children and choose between two toy options. She is social and gets very excited when surrounded by lots of people. She likes to do what the other children are doing. She can follow simple commands in English and can identify body parts by touching them when asked. She shows ability to build strong attachments and follows her preferred caregiver and opens her arms for a hug. She loves to dance and immediately stands up and starts dancing when music comes on.

Aug 2020 Update: Most weekdays, after breakfast, Dinah spends time working on self-care skills.. She also has class where she works on a variety of skills, especially her gross motor and O&M skills. Dinah radiates joy and excitement when she dances!

Derek

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2017
$1,116.00
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Derek is a baby boy with spiky black hair and round cheeks. He’s described as being friendly and shows a lot of interest in other children and nannies. He is able to crawl.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Daylan

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy; takes medication to control seizures
Listed: Feb 2018
**** 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 ***
February 2020 Update: Daylan participates in daily educational and motor skill classes with the use of his wheelchair and a lap-tray. Daylan is eager and determined to learn! He loves working on basic spelling and math, and is so proud of himself when he learns something new! He is currently using a combination of assistive technology and PECS to help him with his non-verbal communication. Even without these, Daylan is still loud and clear in his communication using vocalizations, facial expressions and pointing to make his needs and feelings known. He loves to use switch-adapted toys and toys with large buttons that he is able to use independently. Unfortunately, Daylan’s dystonia has become more severe as he has grown over the past year. His ability to roll and scoot around the floor has decreased significantly, but he is still able to sit comfortably in his wheelchair with the support of a back brace. Daylan is incredibly joyful, sweet, goofy, sassy, and spunky. One of Daylan’s current favorite games is to lay next to one of the other boys in his home and attempt to stick his finger into their noses and ears! This always brings lots of laughter from everyone around him! Daylan truly has so much potential to thrive in a family! Video available.

Connor

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
quadriplegic cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2018
$2,022.90
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February 2020 Update: Connor’s dark brown eyes and sweet smile are captivating. He has a kind, funny, gentle soul. He is cautious of new people in his home, but friendly. Connor has displayed the ability to cultivate deep connections with a trusting caregiver. He continues to love to be held and cuddled. Connor has become more interested in playing with his friends rather than self-play. He always wants to be included in activities. The cheeky little boy that he is, he loves to wiggle around or kick his legs when receiving feedings through his peg tube. He laughs and laughs as his caregiver attempts to get him to sit still long enough for his nurse to administer his feeding. Connor loves dancing to music, any chance to be outside, one-on-one time, watching movies and making crafts with his teacher. Connor enjoys watching his surroundings. When something is happening that he does not like or if he wants to be included in an activity he makes sure to let you know.

Connor is incredibly smart. While he is nonverbal, he is very communicative and expressive. He makes his needs known clearly and is never afraid to express exactly what he wants from you. Connor uses switch toys and certain iPad apps in classes. He loves doing activities that allow him to make independent choices. Connor has learned how to identify and point to different body parts when asked. In therapy, Connor is working on sitting independently. Currently, he is able to do so for ten, consecutive seconds. During free play, he likes to roll around next to his friends and often rolls into them, laughing. Connor would make such a wonderful son. His heart longs for family and deep connection with others.

Christie

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$10.00
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Christie has brown hair and a slender face. She is described as being happy by nature, loves playing with toys and other children, and is very cooperative with therapy.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Blaire

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jun 2020
$1,173.57
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Blaire is a sweet child who loves attention. Blaire receives physical therapy and her current therapist has been working with her for several years. Blaire loves to go on walks and enjoys swinging on the porch swing.

Last December, Blaire had a feeding tube placed. At the end of February she had a second surgery to have her feeding tube replaced due to minor complications. Ever since, she has been doing so well! Her cheeks are getting nice and plump! Blaire is deeply loved by everyone in the home, especially by her caregiver. She is very bonded with her current caregiver and will follow her throughout the room as she moves!

Blaire is a sweet child who lights up with 1:1 attention and would thrive in a family who will love and advocate for her.

Bhanu

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jul 2020
$112.05
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Bhanu is a teensy tiny girl with a bigger than life smile! She might be tiny, but she is mighty! She knows what she wants and she is going to get it! She is a thinker and mischievous in the most adorable way. She is learning to communicate verbally and is not able to walk independently, but she sure is a hard worker!

At a recent trip to the park, Bhanu wanted to try out all the equipment! She sneakily tried to cut the lines to get to the front and made sure her caregivers were beside her to help her out so she could take part! Bhanu stands and walks with support and works very hard in PT towards her goal of learning to walk independently. She feeds herself. She loves dancing to music!

Annabelle

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (small VSD and mild pulmonary hypertension)
Listed: May 2017
$1,035.35
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Annabelle has brown curly hair and beautiful big brown eyes. She can sit, babble and is described by her care takers as content, smiley and gentle towards peers and caregivers.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Amy

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$4.50
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Amy is a sweet girl with brown hair and brown eyes. Her nannies say she loves to laugh, is able to stand with support but is not able to speak yet.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Abraham

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,010.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Abraham is an adorable boy with straight black hair, big brown eyes and a round face. He is described by his care givers as extremely cute. The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Vivian

Girl, Age: 5
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy, Blind, Amputated Right Wrist
Listed: Jul 2020
$1,074.50
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Vivian is a gorgeous, joyful girl. Though she had a difficult start in life, she is an absolute fighter and has already come so far! She appears to have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) at birth which has led to her disability. She also has cerebral palsy that affects all 4 limbs and uses a wheelchair. In her physical therapy she is working to keep her range of motion and improve her head control. Vivian appears to have both hearing and vision loss, although she responds to light and dark, and loves it when you open the curtains and turn on the lights to greet her in the morning. Her right hand was amputated as a baby, but she makes great use of her left hand, and enjoys holding hands/fingers and grabbing her favorite blanket and toys. Vivian is fed by a G-tube, but also enjoys occasional oral feeding for a tasty smoothie (not too cold please!) or a hot chocolate treat. Although she takes daily medicines to manage her epilepsy, Vivian is generally a very stable little girl and her epilepsy is well controlled.

As a result of her vision impairment and TBI, Vivian sleeps more than might be expected for a girl her age. For instance, after enjoying her breakfast Vivian often falls asleep until around lunch time when she wakes up for food and is then ready to enjoy an afternoon of activities (snuggles and playtime!) before falling asleep just after dinner with a bedtime story/cuddle. Once she gets to know her caregivers, Vivian learns the feeling of her favorite people (she identifies them by the feel of their bracelet, hair, or other identifying features) and responds happily when she knows they are with her!

Although Vivian is non-verbal she does express herself by facial expressions and vocalizing in response to what is going on or to get your attention. For instance, she loves being bounced around and will respond with her mouth wide open and a joyful noise. Once you get to know Vivian you will be better at recognizing how she communicates. She might let out a little noise, give you a sassy side eye, or open her mouth wide to let you know exactly how she feels. In the mornings she is normally very excited to see her people, and gives a big smile and an open mouth when you wake her up! Caregivers use objects of reference to let Vivian know what’s going to happen next, but our prayer for Vivian is that she and her caregivers will be able to find a comprehensive communication system that enables her to express her thoughts and opinions with the world.

Vivian has a gentle and lovely personality which you will quickly come to cherish. Some of the things that make her the happiest are picnics outside under the trees, walks, bubble baths, and snuggles on the couch. She is most at peace when she is close to the people she loves. With the right care and support, Vivian is capable of making beautiful progress in life. She is a treasure to have around and would absolutely love to join a forever family!

Shiloh

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Listed: Jul 2020
$10.00
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Update Feb 2021:

Shiloh is a wonderful little girl who is full of joy and loves to make happy noises. When Shiloh arrived at the children’s home, she was around 9 months old and was very underweight and unwell. He spent much of the next year in and out of the hospital and required multiple neurosurgeries to control her hydrocephalus. Despite her difficult start to life Shiloh is a fighter and today she is a very happy 8-year-old who has a beautiful smile and sassy personality. Shiloh’s health has stabilized over the years. She is a healthy weight and is not longer susceptible to infections. Shiloh has a shunt in place to treat her hydrocephalus that is working well. However, this did leave her with some significant disabilities. She has cerebral palsy which affects her right side more severely. She struggles with neck and trunk control, so she is not yet sitting unaided. She also has a significant visual impairment and epilepsy that is not yet fully controlled with medication.

Despite all this, Shiloh enjoys waving her strong side limbs with intention. In school she is learning to communicate using a picture system and communicating with her arm waves. Shiloh has good hearing and loves to listen to music. If given a shaker or bells she will join in the music. She is also able to investigate things that make noise and is working to grasp objects independently. Shiloh also enjoys physical touch and movement, such as being rocked or swinging in a hammock. Shiloh is able to recognize familiar people and has developed clear bonds with several caretakers. In a loving family she would quickly develop an attachment. The constant love and attention from a forever family is just what Shiloh needs to continue learning and growing!

Piper

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy and Moderate Developmental Delays
Listed: Jul 2020
$15.00
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Piper is a beautiful girl with a smile that can light up any room! Piper has a warm, sweet personality, and she adores her caregivers. She absolutely loves being read stories or just talked to. It’s clear that she understands what is being said to her. She enjoys music and appreciates a good nap! Piper has a medical diagnosis that may look concerning at first, but she has already made huge strides strides with some daily therapy and a lot of love! This special little girl will be a blessing to the family God has waiting for her. Could your family reciprocate all the love Piper has to give?

Colt

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: SE.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
“ihaveawarrior”Down syndrome, malnutrition, umbilical hernia, and microcytic anemia
Listed: Jun 2018
$1,502.46
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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This active and affectionate little boy came into care at approximately two months old. He is said to have an easy smile and enjoys joking with his caregivers. He especially likes being cuddled, hugged, and being held before bedtime. His caregivers report that he often explores objects placed around him and finds hidden things well. Despite some developmental delays he is progressing; he sits unsupported, crawls, pulls to stand, throws a ball, knows his name, babbles, and keeps good eye contact. This little guy needs a loving family who is knowledge of his special needs who can provide an excellent access to medical care and special education.

Tomas

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-5
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, severe mental delays, congenital cardiopathy
Listed: Oct 2014
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Tomas is in urgent need of a family! He has heart disease and recently needed a pacemaker installed. He can stand a little with a walker but cannot walk. He can sit up on his own. He can only babble and cannot talk. He does smile a little bit at his caregivers. I don’t believe he is able to feed himself. He needs 100% help with all his activities. Tomas would thrive in a family setting, with access to all the medical care and therapies he really needs!

Alan

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy and Hypotonia (low tone)
Listed: Oct 2020
$1,027.00
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Alan is a smiley, friendly boy who likes to engage with the people around him! Although Alan does not talk, he is very vocal and knows how to communicate. He is good at tracking people and objects with his eyes. At school, he has been working on using an eye gaze program to speak through a dynavox. He needs assistance with holding his head but he focuses really hard and gets excited when he can say things. When asked a yes/no question, he will raise his eyebrows for yes or shake his head for no. He is quite opinionated, especially when he is hungry!

At school he uses his arm moving it along a cookie sheet to spell words, make sentences, answer questions, etc. He also likes to use his arms to reach out and tag you, unplug cords or get cellphones… such a jokester he is! When he doesn’t want to work or he is tired then it is harder to get him to respond.

Alan has a g-tube but does still eat all meals blended by mouth and drinks water well from a honey bear bottle squeezed for him. His g-tube is used to supplement snacks for weight gain, to give him more water and to ensure he gets all his medicine properly. Some times when he is sick or is having a difficult time eating safely by mouth then he chooses to use his tube for meals. This helps us to ensure he is getting enough food/water too. When you ask him, he will often indicate to us he wants to be fed via his tube when he is struggling. Alan was slow to gain weight for a long time. He threw up a lot when he was on a milk-based formula and cried like he was in pain. Since then he has remained mostly dairy free and now his diet is supplemented with real food blends. There has been positive improvement overall!!

In the past, he had a couple unexplained episodes that were thought to be seizures. He is on Keppra but has not had any recently so his medical caregivers will try to wean him off soon to see how he does. The heat does seem to affect him so he is often more uncomfortable/grumpy in the summer months here in his home country. It is no surprise then that he loves when he has a fan by him to cool him down or if he is involved in water play. Swimming in pools or sitting in his water chair are two of his favorite activities to beat the summer heat. When swimming he likes to float on his belly and paddle his arms and kick. It’s a workout with him in the pool because of how excited he gets! With little head control, he has benefited from a float that can keep his head up while he tries to move his arms. He attends therapy four times a week currently. The therapists say he does much better in the stander when he has had his stretching beforehand. Often though he is not a big fan of standing unless someone sits with him and interacts with him.

Alan enjoys being held by his caregivers and going for walks. Going over bumps makes him laugh a lot. He loves to interact with his other friends in his foster family. He will make a great addition to his forever family and has so much potential!! Alan LOVES music and dancing. He gets really excited when people want to sing to him or help him dance. Sometimes if you are holding under his armpits he will lift up his feet like he is trying to walk. He can also flip himself over super fast. He keeps everyone laughing when he is in his good, giggly moods!