This page represents children from many countries. All of them have Down syndrome. Some of the orphanages allow multiple children to be adopted together. The majority of the children posted here can also be adopted by CANADIAN FAMILIES! Please inquire!

PLEASE HELP US raise grant funds and awareness for these precious, waiting angels. You really can save a life, with even the smallest gift! You are also invited to send a check (no Paypal fees) to

Reece’s Rainbow, PO Box 146 Combined Locks WI 54113

*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!

codieBoy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome.

Codie is in a wonderful foster home where he receives great care.

Listed: Feb 2017

AN UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 2016 SAYS:
Codie continues to make huge progress. He is sitting on his own, bear crawling and is really starting to develop socially with lots of eye contact, playing with toys and has really started to made better attachment. While he has made great progress in his physical development, his social development has also progressed rapidly. He will reciprocate smiles and hugs, and will now freely smile and giggle. Video available.

$22.50 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!

benben-updateBoy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Nov 2016

Ben is in a wonderful foster home where he receives great care.

AN UPDATE FROM NOVEMBER 2016 SAYS:
Ben has literally transformed before our very eyes in terms of improvement and progress. He came to us at 19 months and could not sit up, and was extremely low tone in all of his muscles. Now he sits up, plays on his own. Gives us good eye contact. Eats table food from a spoon, and sitting in a high chair. He has come a long way in his 4 months here. Video available from the agency.

Ben has a private grant of $5000 with his current agency!

$54.00 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!

cullenBoy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Cullen came into care when he was 3 months old. He has Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease (atrioventricular septal defect, PFO and pulmonary hyptertension). He was hospitalized for about three months in late 2014 for heart surgery and currently takes heart daily heart medications. A social worker who met Cullen recently describes him as an alert, active little boy. He has good balance and can take 2-3 steps on his own. He babbles, but doesn’t yet speak words. He likes to ride on rolling toys and plays well with others.

$225.00 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!

winkler-2 winkler-1Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Winkler is so cool he rules! He can rock his roll on the plasma car. While he is still perfecting walking independently, he is able to to crawl to all the toys he is eager to grab and manipulate. Winkler is reported to be strong and in good physical health with no heart condition or other medical issues.
Winkler’s reports also share, “Motor development: he can crawl; can use thumb and index finger deftly.

Adaptability: he can take objects, can take out toy blocks from the cup, and can take the toy positively he is interested with.

Language and social ability: he can make sounds of yiya, and can imitate the pronunciation.

Personality: he is active and restless, ready to smile, likes playing toys, has quick reaction to objects, but occasionally impatient. Dated May 25, 2016

$720.20 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!

LonnyBoy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome and thumb deformity (extra digit)

Listed: Sept 8, 2016

Lonny is a darling little 20 month old baby boy who loves to cuddle. Just look at those kissable little cheeks! He rolls over, sits without support, and babbles. He likes to listen to music and watch TV. Which makes me laugh just a little. Can you imagine how this little one would thrive in a family!?

The agency’s team spent time with him and all said he was such a cuddle bug! This sweet little one needs a family to call his own! Could Lonny be your son?

Additional information and photos can be found in this blog post.

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

$1,113.19 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!

Drake Drake-002Drake-001Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 15, 2016

Drake was found at about 2 months old and just turned 1 year old! He recognizes faces, isn’t afraid of strangers, and holds hands. Drake has down syndrome and is developing very well and in great physical shape. Drake is starting to talk and is on track to continue to thrive.

$90.08 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!

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

Listed: April 29, 2015

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

 

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

$1,848.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

DylanBoy, born April 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Dylan is darling!

What a little doll baby Dylan is! He recently turned 2 years old and has a diagnosis of Down syndrome. His file was made when he was only 7 months old so we are asking for an update. In the meantime…

His file states – The child is active, optimistic, restless and will cry when meeting with strangers. He will cry when he is hungry or when he wets his diaper. When teased the child can smile, seeing aunts who take care of him, he will move his limbs happily. Under the care and love of the caretakers in the institute, he can feel safe, happy and satisfaction. He has built a solid and close relation with his caretakers.

It sounds like this boy has learned to attach which will make it easier for him to attach to his new family over time. Are you his Mama?

Dylan has a $6500 agency specific grant available with his current agency.

$18.00 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!

Rocco2RoccoBoy, born April 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2015

This cute little guy is Rocco. Rocco can sit without help for a while and can stand when held. He loves to grasp toys near him and to try to find dropped toys. He’s very curious and is fond of exploring new objects. Rocco’s an outgoing and active little boy who loves listening to music and playing with toys. He is also a little performer! He performed a sign language dance at party at his orphanage. He loves laughing, is very fond of imitating others, and would love to share that happiness with his forever family. Ask about Rocco and help him become a part of your forever family!

$1,722.50 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!

Obert (1)Boy, born June 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

From Obert’s December 2014 file:
Obert is calm and quiet. He likes being cuddled by his caregiver and being close to her. As of December, he was not sitting or crawling, but he was receiving therapy to help him learn how to do those things. Obert likes listening to music and musical toys. He can sometimes move his hands and feet along to the rhythm. He sleeps soundly and likes sleeping in his crib. He has a regular diet and a good appetite.

$45.00 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!

WillyWill 2016Boy, born March 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (PDA and PFO)

Listed: Jan 29, 2015

Willy has decided…he will stop sucking his thumb long enough to say he is tired of orphanage life. He wants a family! Willy is 3 years old, and has been at the orphanage since he was a baby. He was found to have Down syndrome, as well as a CHD (PFO/PDA) which has not required treatment. We are waiting for verification of that. Willy has the expected delays associated with Down syndrome, and will certainly benefit from early intervention with therapies.

There is an agency grant of $2,000 toward his adoption fees. Willy is serious about this…he wants to come home!

$1,465.00 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!