Girls with Down Syndrome, 10 and older

thenandnowwatkinsthenandnow-isomSince May 2016, $440,000+ has been awarded in Older Child grant for children with Down syndrome!  The grant was previously at $10,000, but now —

Beginning January 1, 2017, children age 10 & up are eligible for a $15,000 grant.

These older children with Down syndrome currently have $324,000+ in waiting funds.

 

Additional information available on the new Older Child Grant policy.

For a list of children who are eligible for these grant funds:

Older Boys with Down Syndrome  and  Older Girls with Down Syndrome

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Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant!

Boys ages 6-9  and Girls ages 6-9

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To donate to the Older Child Grants (Down syndrome) and help the grant pool grow:


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!

Checks can be mailed to:
Reece’s Rainbow
PO Box 146
Combined Locks, WI 54113

Girl, born 2007
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome, Hepatitis B

Listed: June 2018

This 11 year old girl enjoys music, dancing, and drawing! She is described as helpful and often helps with the younger children in the care center by changing diapers and helping with mealtime. She came into care at 7 years old and birth history is unknown. Lainey attends an intervention class for Down’s syndrome children at her institution and then a 1st grade class three afternoons a week in the community. Educationally she is able to write and recognize alphabet letters, copy words, knows numbers up to 50, do simple addition, and is said to have beautiful handwriting. She understands most of what people say and has age appropriate motor skills. Lainey likes to wear dresses and loves anything that makes her look beautiful. She needs a loving prospective adoptive family that is knowledgeable about Down syndrome and can provide her with excellent access to therapies and education.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2018

Mary is a beautiful little girl, born in July of 2008. She is described as sunny and is said to enjoy singing, dancing, playing games, and building with toy blocks. She can say some simple words, such as “thank you, teacher,” “aunt,” “Good morning!” and “I want to eat ___.” Mary likes to learn new things while in her special education class and she will often raise her hand to answer questions in class, despite not being able to give a clear answer. She likes to help her classmates find their seats and will follow along when singing children’s songs during the music lesson or when she hears a song on TV. Mary gets along well with her teachers and her peers. She likes playing with toys with her friends and is good at sharing. She sometimes isn’t the best listener and will smile at the caretaker and do her own thing. Mary has good motor skills. She is able to sit, stand, walk, run, and jump on her own. She is active in PE class. Mary can eat, put on clothes, and wash up independently. She will sometimes help the caretaker fold blankets and clothes. Mary likes to give her morning exercise leader hugs and isn’t afraid to report a child who is not doing what they are supposed to be doing. At night, Mary can take off her shoes, socks, and clothes on her own before going to bed. She is good at folding her clothes and she enjoys sleeping.

There is a $2,000 agency grant for Mary’s adoption with her current adoption agency.  Mary needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold her file or move forward with adopting her.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Lyla likes to smile at familiar people. Lyla’s caretakers describe her as shy and well-mannered. She can walk, get out of her bed, find her bed, and get in her bed on her own. She can drink water out of a bottle, grasp biscuits, and use a spoon to eat. She likes to play on her own with rattles and plush toys. Lyla also enjoys playing happily with another child in a crib adjacent to hers. She likes riding the wood horse and will even move the wood horse out to ride it on the playground. Lyla can play on the slide and can do simple morning exercises, along with the teacher. She will watch and listen to anyone talking to her and understands simple instructions, such as ‘put the trash into the trash can.’ She can say “ayi,” “jiejie,” and other simple words. Lyla is not potty trained. Lyla was born with down syndrome and polydactyl of the right thumb. It is clear that she has spent far too much time in a crib, which has led her to be more delayed than most children her age. Lyla needs a family who will get her out, meet her where she’s at, and get her access to the resources she needs to succeed!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Lyla’s adoption with her current agency.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girl, born 2005
Down Syndrome, myxomatous mitral valve, mild TR, tends to be very healthy, good tone, needs speech therapy.

Listed: January 2018

Naomi can identify colors and body parts. She can speak but her articulation is poor and speech is not very clear. She strings together 3-4 words in both English and her native language. Psychological evaluation in September 2015 reported a mild intellectual delay. She can write letters, numbers, and shapes. She comprehends reasonably well and follows simple instructions. She is independent for self care. Quiet, friendly, comical, obedient, sweet-tempered, hard-working. Naomi Has a unique fashion sense and likes to choose her own outfits.

Naomi attends on-site school. She knows all of her uppercase and lowercase letters and can write them. Her handwriting is very neat. She can copy write numbers 1-10. She is very quiet but is most talkative during games of her choosing. She is not clumsy and does well and is independent with sports/games night with activities including basketball, hula hoop, 3 legged race.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girl, born 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Lili is such a sweet-hearted girl. She almost always has a smile on her face and gets along well with the other children in her orphanage! Her nannies say she is such a great helper – she is happy to help distribute snacks or help the nanny clean up. She also loves music, and will sing and dance along to her favorite songs.

Lili can run and jump with ease, and she is able to handle many self-care tasks on her own (with a small reminder from her nanny). She can express her needs verbally and is learning how to write simple Chinese characters.

Lili is an amazing girl with so much potential!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

SamanthaGirl, born August 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2013

Samantha is a beautiful little girl who is 6 years old. She came into care as an infant, and was found to have Down syndrome. Samantha’s motor skills are good, and she has the typical language delays. She is able to speak, but not always clearly. She has been healthy, and they report no issues with her heart. Samantha is an active little girl, who enjoys playing with toys. She loves to be held. Samantha likes to “look pretty” (there goes the clothes budget), and loves to imitate singing and dancing on the TV. This precious little one is waiting for a family of her own!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Gabi update (1)4Girl, born June 2007
H-NM
Down syndromeGabi update (2)

Gabi has been diagnosed with Down syndrome.  She loves attending the pre-school at the orphanage, but she has struggled with learning basic concepts such as numbers, letters, etc. However, with more one-on-one instruction, it is believed that she can and will learn.

 

Gabi is well-liked by the other children at the orphanage. She is also a favorite of visitors who come to visit. Gabi can sometimes come across too strongly in her attempts to get attention, but she truly is a delightful little girl!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Girl, born April 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Aug 19, 2015

Julia was born with Down syndrome and was abandoned when she was only three months old. Julia is learning to read, write and count, and her speech is well developed. Julia is a performer and loves to dance and sing! She is potty-trained and likes to help take care of younger children.

We visited Julia in her orphanage in late June.  She is small for her age, which is common for children with DS.  She was just precious.  She recited a poem for us along with hand gestures, which we captured on video.

If your family is open to the adoption of a child with Down syndrome, please consider Julia.  She could be a wonderful addition to your family.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Haile (1)Haile (2)Girl, Oct 2006
PRC
Down Syndrome

Haile is such a lovebug! She gets along well with her foster family and is always showing compassion. She can take care of herself and follows directions well. Due to her Down Syndrome, she is delayed in language but she can express her daily needs. Haile is a quiet girl, and she loves singing, listening to music, and dancing. She is a creative child and loves to draw. She plays well with others and has a great appetite!

The agency that currently has Haile’s file has a $2000 grant for her adoption!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

clarabelle-2015clarabelle-2015-3Girl, born April 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Clarabelle is a sweet girl diagnosed with Down syndrome. She likes to draw, and her artwork is said to be very abstract. Caregivers say she is considered to have an introverted personality, but she plays exceptionally well with other children. Though she is not in school, the orphanage reports that they are teaching her using “play learning.” Her heart sounded normal to a doctor visiting with our staff. Clarabelle can feed herself, and helps caregivers with basic tasks like picking up trash.

More photos available.  Single moms welcome.

The agency has a $4000 grant available!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Gracie-LynneGirl, born Oct 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jun 2014

Gracie Lynne is a precious little girl who is 6 years old. She came to the orphanage when she was 10 months old (estimated age). Gracie Lynne has Down syndrome, and her motor skills are good. She can dress herself (including her shoes), and her other self care skills are good. Gracie Lynne loves to play with the other kids. During her physical exam, she was uncooperative for the eye exam and hearing tests (imagine that!). The doctor suggested she have a further hearing screening, which had not been done when her file was completed late February. There is no mention of any hearing issues in her Growth Report. Gracie Lynne is a sweetheart, and needs a family. Her favorite activity is cuddling with her nanny while watching TV. Who could resist that?

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Girl, born 2004
Mental delays. Down syndrome, cardiopathia. Umbilical hernia. Convergent squint.

Listed:  October 4, 2012

New pic May 2019!

Paige had previously been living with her mother until she lost her rights.

She can sit independently and can crawl! Her speech is not well developed but she can partially understand what you are saying.  She has a very short attention span.

Update June 2013:
Lovely Paige has hair now!  She broke my heart.  She was just sitting on the couch rocking back and forth and didn’t respond at all when I came over to her. Poor, sweet thing!! The nannys love her, but she needs more than they can give. I am not sure if the move was hard on her or what but she just rocked and rocked.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

daisyGirl, born 2007
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: January 2017

Daisy loves to dance and listen to music. She enjoys being her foster mom’s little helper and is very protective and helpful with her little foster sister. She is learning how to help in the kitchen by cutting vegetables, cooking and folding clothes. She watches the cartoon heroes on TV and imitates saving the world. She is noted to be very verbal and loves to be cuddled.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Audrey (1)Girl, born Dec 2007
PRC
Down syndrome and postoperative congenital heart disease

Listed: May 20, 2016

Audrey is a charming and happy 8 year old girl. She has great motor development and loves to sing and dance with others. She can count from 1-10, recognize differences, and perform daily tasks like dressing, eating, and bathing all by herself. Audrey is also able to communicate with simple dialogue and tell you her name and age.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

SaraiGirl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed: Nov 2015

Sarai is a young girl with a big, bright smile who is always eager to be a helper! She was born in March of 2008 and was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect for which she received surgery for in 2012. She’s extroverted and she gets along well with her peers in the orphanage. She isn’t a picky eater and has a healthy appetite. She loves being outdoors and her favorite thing to do is slide down the slide at the playground! According to her file, she has normal motor functioning—she can run, jump, and climb the stairs. She likes helping around the orphanage—for example, she’s quick to encourage her caregiver to sit down for a rest by grabbing her a stool, and she’ll clean up a spill if she sees one. She can understand what others are saying to her and can follow directions from caregivers. Our staff was able to meet with her in May of 2015 and during our visit, her caregivers reported that she can understand complex directions and communicate her needs using hand motions and body gestures. Although her file states that she has delayed language development, she can speak the word “mama” and other names. She has great self-care skills such as washing her hands, eating independently, and dressing herself. We have updated photos and videos from our trip of her during playtime for interested families!

Agency staff met with him in May 2015 and we have updated photos and videos for interested families! This current agency also has a $4000 grant available to families who qualify to assist with the cost of this adoption.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

pollypolly1Girl, born Jan. 2004
Down syndrome, Severe mental delays, Congenital malformation of heart, unspecified; Kyphosis and lordosis (curved spine); malnutrition

Listed: July 7, 2013

NEW PHOTO JULY 2016!!!  

Aislinn is in urgent need of an adoptive family.  She is already in an institution.  Please share her need!

Married couples only.  Large families and older parents welcome.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***


 

The Reece’s Rainbow Prayer Warrior Ministry was created with three goals in mind:

  1. To lift the daily needs of each waiting child up in prayer
  2. To lift Reece’s Rainbow up in prayer
  3. To lift the families whom God is preparing for each waiting child up in prayer

 

Girl, born 2007
PRC
Down syndrome, post-operative cleft palate, dysplasia on the right eye, cerebral palsy

When Winnie was 2 years old she began receiving rehabilitation training to help with her delays. By the age of 4 she could walk with the help of orthopedic shoes, and when she was 5 she had a cleft palate repair from which she recovered well. She was imitating words and her clarity and articulation improved. She was said to be active and very fond of music.

Winnie can now walk freely, dance and sing! She can feed and dress herself, reads poems, understands her teacher’s instructions and likes to communicate and play with her peers. She is described as an outgoing and cute girl who enjoys playing with plush toys.

Additional photos and video available. A specific agency has a grant to cover all of Winnie’s placing agency adoption fees.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girls, born 2007 & 2008

Down syndrome

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: Sept 2019

Jilly is the older sister, and she has Down syndrome.

Jilly and Justine are beautiful sisters! Jilly has been receiving occupational therapy and attends special education classes. Jilly is a cheerful and active child. She can complete activities when motivated and can focus when playing and singing. Jilly can fold her clothes and organize them in her cabinet. She can also make her bed and do other simple household chores, such as cleaning her room and stacking chairs. Jilly can perform basic self-care activities, such as combing her hair, washing her hands, and brushing her teeth. She can toilet independently. Jilly loves to hug her caregivers and other children!

Justine was born in 2008. A psychological assessment in 2014 noted her to have a learning disability. She underwent another psychological assessment in 2015 and the results stated that her intellectual capacity is above average. Justine was enrolled in a regular school and was noted by her teacher to have good leadership skills. In 2017, Justine was recommended by her neuro-developmental pediatrician to attend special education classes, where she will be given individualized learning instructions tailored to fit her needs. In 2018, Justine attended mainstream school and completed 2nd Grade. Justine enjoys singing and dancing. She can easily make friends, but easily gets upset when she is teased or when her toys and other personal belongings are taken away from her. Justine is attentive and loves to talk and take part in conversation. She enjoys outdoor play.

Jilly and Justine are aware that they are sisters and would love to be adopted together. Justin’es concept of adoption is having a new family that will take care of her and her sister, Jilly! We know there is a wonderful family out there for Jilly and Justine!

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Jilly and Justine’s adoption with the agency.  Jilly and Justine need a family with an approved home study to be able to hold their file or move forward with adopting them.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (repaired)

Listed: June 2019

Sweet, adorable Kennedy is a “girly-girl” who just needs her family!  Kennedy has Down syndrome as well as CHD that was repaired in 2011. Kennedy now lives in a family home with 4 other children. She is excited when seeing others and will run over and hold their hands and walk with them. She loves to sing songs and help her teacher hand out snacks. She can walk and run, and walk the balance beam. She loves to “play house”, helps others, and has good self-care skills.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girl, born 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2019

Sweet Adalia is 12 years old, and weighs 44 pounds. Agency staff met her in 2011, and still … she waits. She is in desperate need of a family.  She must be adopted by her 14th birthday, or she will be un-adoptable!  These photos are from March 2019.

Adalia is able to crawl and can stand with support. Her caregivers say that she refuses solid food, so she only eats food that is very watered down. Her favorite toy is a rocking horse. There is a video of her crawling over and climbing up to rock for a while. The nannies note that she does not interact with those around her and does not follow directions. Adalia receives some simple therapy in the orphanage and the teachers there work with her as well.

What Adalia needs most is to receive the one-on-one attention that a family could provide and the unconditional love of her very own mom and dad.

She has a $3,000 grant with her current agency.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome, postoperative congenital heart disease, brain dysplasia

Listed: Dec 2018

Update (age 7):  Sweet Erica is as cute as can be!  Erica is a cheerful girl who loves to play – she plays well with other kiddos, but she is just as content playing on her own with some building blocks. She always looks at her creation afterwards and is so proud! Her nannies tell us she also loves to get her picture taken. When she sees someone with a camera she gets very excited and begins to pose for a picture – it is very cute!

Erica walks a bit slowly, but she can walk, run, jump, and go up or downstairs without any problems. She can say a few words and can understand what adults say to her. Her limb function appears to be normal and she can put on her shoes, socks, and pants on her own.  Please help Erica find her forever family!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Beautiful Leia! This sweet little lady has grown and developed well over the years.

Listed:  Dec 2017

Leia is a friendly girl, eagerly greeting those she knows. She does have some wariness among strangers, though. She has good self-care skills, including feeding herself and washing her hands. She helps with simple chores, and also speaks in sentences. Her favorite thing to do is draw. Staff reports that she has a great capacity to learn. At her facility, Leia receives therapy for language and motor skills twice daily.

UPDATE: April 2016
Leia is a pretty girl who was very eager to come play when our staff visited in April 2016; she hovered nearby while they talked with other children trying to patiently wait her turn! She is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and they learned from staff that she had surgery for a heart murmur in 2014. They observed nystagmus but the caregivers report it doesn’t seem to affect her vision in daily life. She also has some facial paralysis on her left side, but this was already the case when she came to the orphanage so they don’t know the cause. She was very focused when playing with the toys, and quickly figured out the stacking cups. She did fairly well on the shape sorter, though sometimes she had to try a few times to find the right match. She needed to be looking directly at the lid with the shape holes (straight on) in order to use it. She receives lessons at the orphanage, and is able to point to some colors when asked, but can’t yet count. She tries to put words together in sentences, though her speech isn’t clear. She gets along well with other kids, and loves to hold the babies!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girl, born Jan 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: October 2017

Holly Jo was found abandoned when she was 6 months old. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease – PDA. Holly Jo is said to be a happy, active girl. She enjoys playing with toys, watching cartoons, imitating, listening to music, and dancing. She is described as introverted and is closest to her foster mom.

Holly Jo lives with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage. She can walk, run, and jump though she gets tired if she walks for a long time. She can have simple communication. Holly Jo attends school in the orphanage. Her best subject is music. She has both bowel and bladder control. In order to help Holly Jo find a family, her current agency is waiving all Placing Agency fees. Holly Jo’s family will be responsible for the costs of their homestudy, post-placement reports, dossier authentication, dossier log-in and translation fees, USCIS fees, orphanage donation and travel expenses.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girl, born 2009
Down syndrome, Tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy performed in May 2014. Excellent heart echo, no longer needs follow-up. Structurally normal heart. Normal-sized cardiac chambers. No PAH/COA. Good biventricular systolic function.

Listed: October 2017

Update January 2018:  Heidi is identifying her ABCs and is able to write her alphabet. With some assistance she is able to write numbers 1 through 10. She receives tutoring from in home teachers and participates in other various learning activities at home as well as a special education class every morning at a local institute. Her speech has improved greatly, but she would benefit from speech therapy. She is verbal, but not everything is understood by those who don’t know her well. She speaks in sentences of 3-4 words in both English and Telugu, and can name caregivers and other children in the home. She uses sign language to communicate things like wanting food, water, or the bathroom. She attends the washroom independently. Heidi is observant and reserved when getting to know new people, but she does warm up to people and likes to share with her friends. She is comfortable playing independently and enjoys coloring. She loves to help around the home and can often be found cleaning or helping other kids. She has a wonderful imagination and likes to invite others to join in on her play.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

shelbyGirl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2017

Shelby is a petite little girl who doesn’t let her small stature get in the way of helping others. It is reported that Shelby loves to help her peers by standing up for them when they are teased by bigger kids, or when they fall and get hurt. Shelby is an animated little girl who her orphanage workers describe as “lovely”. Shelby is a bundle of fun who loves imitating the behaviors of her peers such as reading books.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

cheyenneGirl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 26, 2016

Cheyenne is an active and very optimistic 7 year old girl. She loves to sing and dance and is a very happy child. She loves playing piano and is capable of doing many things on her own, such playing and eating. She can communicate well, although sometimes must speak slower for strangers to understand her. She loves all types of food and is not a picky eater. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. Could this precious girl be the joyful addition your family needs?

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Darcy updates (1) Darcy updates (2)Darcy (1)Girl, born March 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (VSD)

Darcy is a delightful little girl! She came into care when she was 3 years old. She was diagnosed with Down syndrome, and a CHD (VSD) As of her report, done almost a year ago, she has not received surgery. Darcy has very good gross and fine motor skills! She is able to dress herself, and can walk and run with ease. She attends pre-school where she is learning to write. She has good recognition of colors, numbers, shapes, and names of objects. Darcy loves to play sports, and really enjoys her time outdoors! She has adapted to school very well, and plays well with the other kids. Darcy’s receptive speech is good, and they are working on her expressive speech. She has had no serious illnesses while at the orphanage. This precious little girl will bring lots of fun and laughter to your house! Darcy is waiting for a family!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Hannah-smhannacollage-2016Girl, born Feb 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Aug 18, 2015

Hanna, age 5, has Down syndrome and was abandoned as a newborn. Hanna has a big smile and is described as an active little girl. Since being placed with a foster family, she has made progress in her language, physical, cognitive, social and emotional development. Hanna is not a big talker, but she understands and responds to her teacher. She can use the bathroom, get dressed/undressed on her own, throw and chase a ball. Hanna likes to care for other children and comfort them when they are sad. Could this sweet girl be your daughter?

Update:     5 year old Hanna is an absolute doll! Agency staff were blessed to meet her in China in September of 2015. She is in foster care in the orphanage village on the orphanage grounds. She attends school in the orphanage, where she is in her 2nd year of kindergarten. She likes to play with toys and help put chairs away at school. She is friends with all of the kids in her class. She loves sweet dim sum, crackers, and cakes. Hanna likes playing with the sports equipment, especially balls. She is toilet trained.

Hanna was sent to the orphanage in 2014. She had a scar on her neck when she came- the orphanage is not sure what it was from. She is super cute, smiley, flexible, and very friendly! She laughed happily and is always excited to see new people. She offers toys to new friends and is good with sharing. She is not at all aggressive. She only makes noises and mimics. She has a couple of simple words, but is not totally clear. Hanna loves to dance and has good gross motor skills. She has good fine motor skills as well and can string beads. She is independent with her care- she can dress and undress herself and feed herself using a spoon and a cup. Hanna is high functioning for a child with down syndrome. She is a very happy and loving girl who will bless some lucky family so much!

A $5000 grant is available from the agency that currently has her file, to help Hanna get adopted.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

EstherGirl, born January 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, Post-op CHD

Esther is an outgoing little girl who filled the room with her own high-energy sunshine when our staff saw her on a trip. Everything she saw delighted her- the giant rolling balls, brightly colored pipe cleaners, blocks to stack. She has Down syndrome, and seems to have good motor skills; she can run and jump, but her verbal skills are currently limited to “mama,” “baba,” and some expressive syllables. However she will also use gestures to express herself, and understand directions from her nannies.

This curious little girl likes playing on the playground and enjoys all sorts of toys. Her nanny told our staff she’s very good at imitating what others around her are doing. When they sit down to rest, she will pat their backs, and if other children are crying, she will comfort them with a cuddle. Her self-care skills are good, she can feed and dress herself. She has had surgery for a heart condition, and the doctor with our staff didn’t hear any murmurs.

There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Halle (1) Halle (2)Girl, born October 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome; Post-Op Heart

Listed: Jan 2015

Little Halle is a very intelligent child. Now, she attends a little brothers and sisters class in the institute. Normally, she learns how to dance, sing and play games with the teacher. Halle really likes to dance. She is most skilled at the “Little Running Pig” dance. If you play music, she cannot help but to start dancing. And then, with one hand, she will even imitate grabbing a microphone and she will sing and dance. At this time, she will even let other children dance with her. Halle really likes playing outside. She will look at the beautiful flowers and grass in the garden. She will point at them and say: “Nannies, quickly, look!” with an extremely cheerful smile.

Little Halle is very well-behaved. Every time she is done eating, she will clear away her bowl and take all of the bowls. Then, she will arrange all the little stools. Everyone all really likes bright, clever and sensible Halle. Please help us find a forever family for Halle!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Lina (1) Lina (2)Girl, born February 2010
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Nov 2014

Precious Lina has Down Syndrome and entered the orphanage when she was about 3 years old. She is very timid. When she does not get a toy, she will cry loudly and will cry out, “Mama, it’s mine” to the nannies. When she gets a toy, she will smile at the nannies. When she’s sleeping at night, she will lie down on the bed and wait for the nannies to say, “Lina, we are going to sleep and we are going to turn the lights off, be a good girl!” She will smile and nod her head then close her eyes and go to dreamland. When she feels wronged, she will run to the nannies and say, “Mama, Mama” and the nannies will comfort her and pat her head and say, “Good girl, don’t worry about it.” She will then run over to the children and continue playing. When she sees other little children with a runny nose, she will help them wipe it and then smile at them.

*** 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 ***

Libby (2) Girl, born November 2009Libby (1)
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Aug 2014

Libby is a joy! She is 4 years old, quite a spunky kid, and a born entertainer. Libby has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Her motor development has been good, with some delays in her speech. Libby loves music, loves to “sing”, and was born to karaoke! She is social, happy, follows directions well, and is ready to charm her new parents. Libby is waiting!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

ShannonGirl, born February 2010
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (ASD and VSD), Hep B carrier

Listed: May 9, 2014

Shannon

Shannon is an outgoing girl who loves to talk! She may only be able to say simple words but she can be the life of the party. She has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and has two mild heart defects (an ASD and a VSD). She is also a Hep B carrier. Shannon’s caregivers say that she lives life just like the rest of her friends in the orphanage. She loves to eat, play, and watch cartoons. Shannon is always playing and smiling!

UPDATE:    Rule number one…never leave scissors out where Shannon can get them. She currently has little to no bangs due to an attempt to style her own hair. However, even a bad haircut can’t take away from Shannon’s sweet spirit and lovable personality! She is currently 5 years old, and waiting very patiently for her mama and papa. Shannon has Down syndrome, an ASD and VSD (which have not been repaired) , and is a HepB carrier. Shannon came to the orphanage at about 7 months of age, already able to sit and crawl. She has good motor skills, but needs help with her speech. Her receptive speech is good, and she follows directions. Shannon can use 3 word sentences. Shannon is a sweet and huggable girl who is very curious. She loves to play with her friends, and thrives in a noisy environment. Shannon is ready to be part of a loving family, who will help her reach her full potential! Video is available.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Lianna updateLiannaGirl, born December 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Sweet Lianna was sadly abandoned at the age of 3 years. Upon entering the institution Lianna was not able to talk and this has not improved since. It is stated that Lianna likes class and helping the aunties.

Lianna could really benefit from a loving forever home that is able to see all her potential and be able to love her for exactly who she is.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

genevieveGirl, born Aug 2006
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Listed:  September 12, 2013

Genevieve is a sweet little girl who came into care when she was almost 3 years old, and has lived in the orphanage since that day. Genevieve has Down syndrome, and has had surgery to repair the VSD with which she was born. She is HepB positive. She is a delightful little girl, who loves to sing! She can care for her own needs, and is helpful to the nannies. Genevieve is ready for a family!

She loves to participate in dancing and singing with the class, always front and center, leading the other children and keeping perfect time with the steps.  Her inner beauty radiates to all around her!

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Girl, born Dec 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (VSD)

Holly loves to play outside! She is a good eater, and a little shy with strangers. She’s not walking independently yet (as of April 2012).  Additional information available.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***