Girl, born 2015
PRC
Developmental delays

Elizabeth’s nannies say she is a lovely little girl and she loves to be tickled and cuddled and she will smile when her nanny entertains her. Elizabeth was born March off 2015 and her diagnoses is intelligence delay. However Elizabeth has been in good health with no hospitalizations or illnesses. Her development is delayed compared to other children in the orphanage. She can sit with support and crawl, but she is not walking yet. She cannot talk, but she can communicate with her nannies through her cries and smiles. Unfortunately she is in an orphanage known for leaving babies in their cribs with little interaction. She really needs a family to help her reach her full potential. Are you that family?  The agency

Video Link:  Video from March 2019Video from 2017

$161.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $130.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Grey has such beautiful eyes! His report is from May of 2017 so he really needs an update. The report says at 6 months old he could wave his hands and was happy. At 9 months he could reach for toys and hold milk bottle. When he was 12 months old Grey could turn from lying down to facing down and he could use one hand to hold his body weight. He could also sit alone and reach for stuff with his fingers. When he was 1 year old and 2 months, he could poke or pull objects with thumb and other fingers and drop stuff. When he was 1 year and 4 months old his hands and mouth movements were coordinated. At this age Grey is also starting to talk. He pats small balls and toys. He smiles at familiar people. He reacts to unpleasant sounds. He turns easily from crying to laughing. He stares at strangers when they enter his room, and becomes shy. He likes hugging the nurses. Please let us know if you would like an update of this great kid and don’t forget to check out his video!

$160.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $160.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2013
CO-7
Down syndrome

Evangeline is an adorable little girl with Down syndrome. She likes to dance, color, play hide-and-seek, and toss a ball. The agency would love to share more information about Evangeline with interested families!

There is a $2,500 agency grant Evangeline’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$83.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $83.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2018

Down syndrome
Umbilical hernia
Atrioventricular septal defect
Subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism

Listed: Sept 2019

Quill is a very sweet boy! Everybody loves him and wants him to be adopted asap!

$75.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $30.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2017

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy

Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes

Listed: Sept 2019

 

$89.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $35.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD – endocardial cushion defect, for which she has had surgery

Listed: Sept 2019

Video

Mariella is a very cute girl who has an adorable smile! She really enjoys playing outside. Mariella’s development is delayed compared to her peers. At the time her file was prepared, Mariella could stand up while holding onto the bed rail. She could hold her bottle with both hands to drink milk and she could make sounds of “yaya” when happy. Mariella is ready to come home and make great strides with a forever family of her own!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Mariella’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$72.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $62.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2013

Other congenital malformations of brain
Cleft hard palate with cleft soft palate
Polysyndactyly
Other strabismus
Short stature, not elsewhere classified
Profound mental retardation
(Probably has Aperts, though not on her file)

 

$76.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $45.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2010

HIV+

 

She is a perfect match to a family, she is a very kind, friendly, polite kid!

She is amazing!

 

$140.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $23.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2012
CO-7
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Bailey is a beautiful little girl! She attends kindergarten. Bailey is potty trained and is beginning to learn other self care skills, but she relies heavily on her caretakers for her daily needs. Bailey also has a congenital heart defect, which was repaired in 2017. We will be receiving more information about this sweet girl very soon!

The agency has a video available of Bailey!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Bailey’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$1,543.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1543.00 from MACC donations!

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!

 

Girl, born 2019

Down syndrome

 

 

$246.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $40.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2016

patent ductus arteriosus

 

 

$238.86 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $202.86 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2017

down syndrome

 

 

$96.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $65.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (VSD), umbilical hernia

Maura is a beautiful little girl! She is described as quiet, obedient, and smiley. Maura likes cloth books, being held by adults, and walking around. She is a good sleeper. At the time her file was prepared, Maura was not speaking yet, but was making sounds and using facial expressions to express herself. Maura’s file is a bit outdated, but her file did have these new photos. We’re working hard to try to get some video of her! Maura is certainly an adorable little girl who is going to bring so much joy to her forever family!

August 2019 Written Update: Maura’s diagnosis is Down syndrome, CHD (VSD), hernia, and development delay. The institute takes her to do regular heart echos. The most recent time, was in May, 2019. Her report revealed that she had ASD (II) and moderate tricuspid regurgitation. The hernia was not healed yet. Maura rarely has a cold or cough. In terms of motor skills, she has made good progress. She can crawl, sit alone, walk by holding the rail, and sit for 4-5 seconds. She can drink a bottle by herself and can put snacks in her mouth by herself. When you give her a bag of toys, she will put the bag on the table to observe what is inside. When you give her toys, she will put them in her mouth. When you tell her not to eat, she will stare at you as if she can understand you. When you teach her to play with toys, you need to guide her more and teach her a few more times. She will imitate your gesture and fling the bell. She is very interested in balls. When you put it in her hands, she will be very excited and will imitate you to throw the ball into your hand. In terms of language and social skills, Maura cannot speak yet. She will make some sounds to express her emotions and needs. Occasionally, she can make the sound of “mama.” She knows her name. When the nurse reads her name, she will respond. For example, you tell her “Maura, do not step on other kids.” She will stop. When she is happy, she will wave goodbye. She is happy, outgoing, and easygoing. She hopes to have her own loving family. Updated Measurements: Height: 81 cm, Weight: 11.5 kg, Head circ: 44 cm, Chest circ: 46 cm.

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Maura’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$53.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $35.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2014
Down syndrome
T-A

“Annabelle is the same age as my youngest, and the similarities don’t stop there… she also has an extra chromosome, known as trisomy 21, or more commonly, Down syndrome. Annabelle’s dark hair frames her sweet round face. Her dark chocolate eyes sparkle. And the most adorable giggle comes from the her soft pink lips. She only says a few words and uses a few signs yet she is very capable of communicating her needs. Annabelle stole the show as she entered the room with a big wave and a “Hi” to the camera. It didn’t take long to realize she loves the camera. And she was an expert at posing! We shared in her pride as she showed us how quickly she could put her large wooden shape puzzle together. And it didn’t stop there… Annabelle shared with us her scooter riding talent, giggles and all as she glided across the room.”

Now tell me you don’t want to just go snatch this sweetheart up after reading that! Here are a few more details about her. She is 4 years old and is a genuinely good-natured child. Her motor skills are great and her caregivers loved showing us how well she could do various tasks. Watching their pride in her was as fun as watching her pride in her own accomplishments. As Michelle mentioned, her speech is delayed. She says a few words, but mostly communicates with signs. Her comprehension is amazing, she easily and quickly follows 2 step directions. And her caregivers made sure to tell us she follows instructions even when she does not want to do what they ask.

$49.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $35.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2013

Other congenital malformations of limb(s)

Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures

 

Listed: Sep 2018

$1,045.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $40.50 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2011

Down Syndrome
Other specified congenital malformations of heart
Moderate Mental Retardation
Enuresis
Deformity of the chest and rib
Deformities of musculoskeletal system
Flat Foot
Esotropia

Listed: August 2019

He is NOT in a “good” place at all and needs to be pulled out asap!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$100.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $50.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Limb differences

The child understands simple words, sometimes the child will follow aunt to speak. Braxton can play in the activity room every day, the child likes playing with other children specially. He likes the blocks especially, but he can not play, so he looks at other children to play blocks, and he likes circle toy. If he wants the toys or other objects, he will shake his arms.

He is shy with strangers. Once he’s familiar with someone, he will move to them, he likes praise, and then accompany him.The child is very clever, sometimes he can help aunt to close the door, knows to call the names of other children who are in the same room with him.

$609.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $595.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

New videos & update from 2019!
Video 1, video 2

Della is an adorable little girl! She came into care at the approximate age of three. She is now almost 5 years old, and although her mental and language development is delayed, her mental is considered above average compared to other kids with Down syndrome of the same age. She is easygoing and obedient; she is easygoing most of the time. Della is busy, playful, and impatient. She is still in diapers. Her motor skills are pretty normal. She can walk, run, and go upstairs and downstairs. Her fine motor skills are good:
she can draw, not scribbling, and she can string beads and pick up tiny things, especially food.

We can’t wait to see her continue to make big gains in a loving family of her own!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Della’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$41.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $25.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2013
H-C
hydrocephalus

Bennett is a very social child. Whenever he sees his friends, he eagerly greets them with a smile, a hug, and a “Happy Birthday!”

He had hydrocephalus as an infant that was treated with a VP shunt. The shunt was later removed but he still has macrocephaly. He does have a history of seizures which are very well controlled by medication. He receives physical therapy twice a week and has made tremendous progress over the past several years. He is fully mobile, can feed himself, and go to the bathroom independently. Bennett wears a helmet to protect his head. He has become fond of his helmet though because he can show off his headstand.

When he is not at home, you will often find him enjoying jumping on the trampoline, playing on the playground or going on a walk. He needs redirection often because he is always on the move. Although he is generally happy, he can get frustrated when people do not do what he wants to do or if he is being asked to do something he is not ready for.

Bennett’s favorite part of school is circle time because he likes to sing songs and answer ALL the questions even if his answer has nothing to do with what was asked. He understands and speaks English as well as his native language. He is known for reciting the four seasons in English quite well. At home, he loves to ask other people to dance and sing with him too. Bennett loves to make people smile!

$178.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $120.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Sayer is a precious little boy who loves to be cuddled. He has a ready smile and is described as active and lovely. Sayer loves to play peek-a-boo and will giggle loudly every time he sees the caretaker. He is an outgoing child who warms up quickly, even to strangers. Sayer had a great update about a year ago this time and we are hoping that another one might be coming for him!

The agency has videos available.  Sayer has a $2,500 agency grant for his adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$69.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $65.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2013
Other specified disorders of central nervous system
Mixed specific developmental disorders
Unspecified mental disorder due to known physiological condition
Expressive language disorder
Pectus excavatum
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Congenital malformation of optic disc

Listed: July 2019

 

$367.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $54.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2012
Down syndrome
CO-7

Listed: July 2019

Bria is a cute little girl, born in August of 2012 with Down syndrome and strabismus.  The agency has additional information; please inquire to learn more about making this adorable little girl part of your family!

Bria has a $2,500 agency grant for her adoption with the agency who listed her; additional grants may also be possible.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$776.76 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $740.76 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2018

Down Syndrome
Atrial septal defect- condition after surgery 12/18
Disorder of brain, unspecified

 

Listed: July 2019

$65.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2012
Cornelia de lange syndrome

Listed: July 2019
LA-E8

Lucia has a diagnosis of Cornelia de lange syndrome, which causes developmental delays.  She continues to make great progress with therapy.  She enjoys playing with her favorite doll, and all food.

The adoption agency has more detailed information on this child that they can share with potential families.

$28.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2010
Blind in one eye, autism

Listed: July 2019
LA-E5

James is receiving therapy to help him develop his communication and interpersonal skills.  He loves to swim, swing, and play with his special stuffed animals.  He loves chicken noodle soup, plantains, and anything sweet.

The adoption agency has more detailed information on this child that they can share with potential families.

$34.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $30.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect

Listed: June 2019

Update from July 2019: 
Jia is a beautiful and gentle little girl. Jia’s development is delayed compared to others her age, but not as much as other children with Down syndrome.  She dislikes cold, and is not yet potty trained.  She is quite active and outgoing with a gentle personality. She gets along well with her caretakers and friends.  She follows one step directions.  Jia walks; She needs assistance with eating.

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

$48.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $30.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2015

updated pics 4/19!

Disturbance of cerebral status of newborn, unspecified
Congenital cataract

 

 

$554.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $320.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2010

Congenital hydrocephalus
flail legs
Severe mental retardation
Optic atrophy

Listed: May 2019

From a family that met her April 2019: She was timid and scared of strangers. She has stunning behaviors and needs to be seen by a nutritionalist because she is anemic. She cried when they took her away from us. She is smart, but in her own world a lot. She knew when it was lunch time and kept looking towards the door where they served the food.

She is tiny and beautiful.

$485.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $35.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2011

Listed September 11, 2015

Phenylketonuria, also known as PKU

New pic May 2019! 

From a volunteer in August 2016:   “I was happy to see that Leena is still the same strong willed young girl as last year. She is available for adoption now! She was a little calmer than last year, but she would still take every chance she got to run around. Just like last year it was obvious that some nurses have a very hard time with her and others love her. She’s much calmer when the nurses like her and she’s easier to handle. It was unclear if she was totally potty trained this year or that she’s still working on it. It was also unclear if she got the diet she needed, but her delays didn’t look worse. Leena is such a wonderful girl! She should be in a family where she has the chance to be who she is, all days of the year.

From a missionary who met her in 2015: “Leena is a strong-willed young girl.  She is stubborn and funny. She loves to explore the world (within the concrete walls she lives between). She has been transferred to this facility in May and she is obviously still getting used to the circumstances of living. She had a lot more freedom in the baby orphanage she came from. Leena can walk (so don’t be fooled by the picture), she can run, she is very energetic. She can drink from a cup. This summer (2015) she was being potty trained. She doesn’t talk. She squeals when she is very excited. She is probably the size of a 3 year old at the moment (summer 2015). She probably understands what is being said to her, but she has a hard time following orders. Due to her PKU she needs a special diet and medicine. The baby orphanage she grew up in, didn’t provide the proper care. So (part of) het mental delays may be caused because of that. The facility she lived in right now, tries to provide the proper care. They do not receive funds for it, so they raise it themselves with a charity fund. They really try to take good care of her. Some nurses really like her. Other nurses have a hard time dealing with her, because of her energetic ways. She likes to move and run around all the time. As soon as you let go of her hand or take her out of her wheelchair, you have to chase her. As soon as you give her an opportunity she’ll take it. Some days she was tied up in a wheelchair and we thought she might have been drugged. She didn’t react, she didn’t smile, she didn’t interact. Until the moment my fiancé pulled her from the wheelchair and it was as if she came alive again. I have not seen any selfharming behaviours and I haven’t seen her hurt other children. I have also not seen her interact with other children at all. The nurses don’t like it when she gets all excited, but for me it was a sign that she was not so institutionalized yet. There was so much fight in her. I hope she finds a family before she loses the strength to fight and before her delays will get worse, due to a lack of a proper diet and medical care.”

$1,075.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $61.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2013

Congenital malformation of the central nervous system
symptomatic epilepsy
atactic syndrome
tetraparesis
porencephalia

Listed: Aug 2014

 

$8,555.68 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2012
H-C
Cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, microcephaly

Robert is a sweet little boy who loves to smile and laugh. His laugh is contagious and makes you laugh. He loves to play outside and swing. He also likes the zipline. He loves to be a big brother and is sweet with little kids and with babies. He loves to make babies laugh and loves to hold them. He can say a few words but only does it in front of people he knows well and is comfortable with. The words he can say are pretty clear. He will shake his head no if he doesn’t want something or yes if he wants something. He is getting better at responding to directions. He is potty trained. He loves to sit on your lap and cuddle.

Video available.

$276.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $200.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2013
H-C

Jonah is a joy to be around. His smile and laughter lights up the room, especially when he really gets going. He loves to cuddle, get kisses, and to be included on what is going on around him. He has some breathing issues and breathes very loudly but does not regularly use any thing extra to help him breathe. Jonah has struggled with gaining weight his whole life, but lately has been doing better. In December of 2017 he had g-tube surgery and in December of 2018 he had a nissen to help prevent him from vomiting. He is unable to tolerate large amounts of food at a time so he is continuously fed with a feeding pump through his g-tube with a medical formula. Now that he has a nissen he is able to keep more inside him rather than vomiting it back out. Jonah has very high tone but is on medication to help with that as well as goes to therapy multiple times a week for stretching, massage, exercises, and time in the stander.

Jonah can hold his head up on his own, but isn’t steady and will often fall backwards or forwards. He can recover from this on his own but often needs encouragement and occasionally a little help. Jonah can roll from his front to his back or from a side to his back or his front, but cannot yet turn 360 degrees without help. He can also scoot around a little bit whether he is on his back or his stomach. On his stomach he can lift his head up to look around, but does not do so for long periods of time. Jonah needs help keeping his arms in position for supporting his upper body on his elbows. He cannot yet fully sit on his own, but will do most of the work when in a sitting position. Jonah can hold things in his hands, but does not do so for very long. He currently uses a special tomato chair for sitting as well as his wheelchair when needing to be mobile.

Jonah has been going to preschool for just over a year and has been working on communicating and making more and more choices. He can use a yes/no board or make choices between two things by touching the item or card or by looking in the direction of what he wants. He is learning to read just like most five and a half year olds are.

Jonah needs a family who can advocate for his care and love him fiercely. He needs access to more doctors than he has available in the country he is in to address and test some of his needs that cannot be done here.

$300.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $65.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2011
H-C
Developmental delays, deaf, VSD, history of seizures

Sasha is a spunky, free spirited 8 year old. She has developmental delays, but is very curious about her surroundings. She is constantly walking around and picking things up to examine them, play with them, or chew on them. She loves to interact when you mimic the things she does as well as being tickled. She laughs and has a fun sparkle in her eye. She also loves watching and interacting with herself in the mirror.

Communication with her is limited since she is deaf and has yet to learn sign language. She understands some signs such as “sit” and “no”, but has yet to repeat signs back to us such as “more” and “food.” Sasha continues to work on those both in her foster home and with her teacher at school, but it has been very slow progress. She also has a VSD (hole in her heart), but her body has learned to live with it well. She has been taken off all her heart medicine, and seems to be doing well so far. She has seen doctors about surgery, but none has been needed so far. She is also on medication for seizures, but under the current combination of seizure medication, she has not a had a seizure.

$319.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $224.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

Anney’s file states that she is a cuddly girl who loves being held by her caretakers. Her file says she loves to laugh and clap her hands when happy. Her pictures capture her bright and happy smile that light up a room.

$101.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $41.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2010

Nephritic agenesis, one sided
light degree mental delay

 

Listed: Feb 2019

$44.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $25.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2016

Holoprosencephaly,
Spina bifida at lumbar part with hydrocephaly.
Spastic tetraplegia
Cognitive thigh deformity
Cognitive hip subluxation one sided.
Cognitive pathology of development of disk of optic nerve
Сoncomitant strabismus

 

Listed: Feb 2019

She has two sisters, born 2014 & 2015 both are healthy.
These 3 girls MUST be adopted together!

$864.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $445.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, postoperative repair of congenital heart disease

Listed: Feb 2019

If you need a joyful smile to brighten your day, Isaac is your guy! Isaac was born  with Down syndrome and has already had a procedure for Heart Disease. He also has esotropia of his left eye. This little guy lives life with gusto. Isaac is extremely friendly and doesn’t know a stranger! Isaac lives with a foster family while he waits for adoption.

$364.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $360.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Darling Selma loves playing in the water, and she kicks her legs to splash in it every day. Her caregivers say she has bright eyes and a pure heart, and they all adore her. When being cuddled she will touch your face while looking at you sweetly! She loves eating, and will shout happily when she sees a bottle coming, but if you ask her to sleep she’ll roll on her side and grumble. Selma has Down syndrome, and no other known health needs. When she was first admitted into the orphanage she was noted to be malnourished and had eczema on her neck and ear, but with treatment her skin cleared. She had difficulties keeping her milk down and she had poor sucking ability; however, with the proper care these matters improved. Selma’s development is delayed, so she attends rehabilitation training. They are working on crawling, but as of October 2017 she hadn’t mastered it quite yet. She can say ‘mom’ and ‘grandmother’ and will observe the facial expressions of the adults around her. If you walk by her she will make sounds and if you leave her she will cry! Her greatest need if for a family to take her to place called home.

$57.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $53.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2018

other specified disorders of brain
microphthalmos

Listed: Jan 2019

$128.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2011

Listed: Jan 2019

Jamila is listed as having microcephaly as well as hemiplegia on the left side of her body.

She is a vibrant little girl who is full of life and loves being around others. She is active and loves to go on walks around the neighborhood, jump on the trampoline, brush her baby doll’s hair and play hide and seek. She is able to move around independently and can run and walk with ease. She does slightly drag her left foot as she moves around but manages well despite this. Jamila does receive physio therapy where her leg and foot are stretched to help with movement. She attends an on site school 5 days a week where she participates in circle time as well as class time with her teachers. Jamila is able to point to named colors and match colors correctly. She is also working on improving her fine motor abilities through activities such as using the peg board, stringing beads, playing with play doh, and cutting with scissors. Jamila also enjoys finger painting and all types of water and sensory play. She has a very strong bond with her caregiver and good relationships with the other children in her home. Jamila is non-verbal, only able to say “hi” to others to communicate. She does know some signs and is working towards learning more. She can sign to communicate that she wants water and also to ask for help. She has a beautiful face, her eyes, smiles, and adorable dimples steal the hearts of all that come around her. She is a loving girls who seeks out attention and affection from others and would thrive in a family.

$1,240.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1015.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: Jan 2019

Noah is a happy and active little boy, who is just turning 4 years old! Noah was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition, which he had surgery for shortly after arriving at his orphanage. The surgery was successful, and he made a lot of progress as he recovered! Noah loves to roll around on the play mats and play with his toys! He will often hold a ball in his hands and study it while he plays.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$75.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $70.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born April 2012

Cerebral palsy

Listed: Dec 2018

Kristy is a cheerful and lovable little girl. She has a deep connection to her caregiver and her face lights up with joy when her caregiver is around. Kristy enjoys snuggling and working on walking using either her walker or the parallel bars with her teacher. It is expected that one day she will become independent with walking using the support of her walker. She is diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Kristy has moderate hearing loss and has a hearing aid to help her hear. Kristy does have some sensory issues which means she has difficulty keeping her hearing aid on for an extended period of time. Her teachers and caregivers work with her on keeping them on and helping her engage in fun activities. Kristy attends an onsite special school where she participates in circle time, sensory play, and individualized instruction. She also receives physio therapy 5 days a week. Kristy loves playing with scarves and waving them in the air to music. She also loves water play with the other kids in the house and laughs hysterically when splashing in the water.

Kristy would make a valuable addition to a family as she has so much love and affection to share with others.

Video available!

$38.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2017

Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system
Other hydrocephalus
Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures
Optic atrophy
Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements
Atrial septal defect

Listed: Dec 2018

$527.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $437.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2016

Tuberous sclerosis
Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes

Listed: Dec 2018

She cannot talk yet and in general is pretty “weak”.

$665.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $80.65 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2018

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
Other specified disorders of brain

Listed: Dec 2018

$1,057.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1005.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy: 2014
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2018

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

*** 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. 

$468.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $414.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2018

Davi is an adorable baby boy, born in August of 2017, who is described his caretakers as quiet and lovely. Davi was born with down syndrome and congenital heart disease- VSD and ASD. He was weak as an infant because of the CHD, but received surgery to repair the ASD and VSD in March. A lot of improvement was seen after surgery. Davi has good physical development and flexible limbs. He can grasp and hold toys, raise and control his head, turn over freely, and sit with support. Davi is a smiley little guy who likes music and is curious about his toys. He can stretch out his hands to reach for toys ahead of him when he is sitting supported. He will also raise both of his hands to grab the toy hanging above him when he is lying on his back. Davi is good at tracking objects and people and can hear well. He will turn his head to the source of sound and when his name is called. Davi interacts well with familiar people. In fact, he loves spending time interacting with his caretaker more than anything else and will smile happily when teased. Who will be the lucky family to bring this sweetheart home while he’s still so young?

$1,370.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $125.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2011
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: July 2018

Izzy has cerebral palsy. She transferred to her current home in June 2018 and has already made remarkable progress. She is incredibly bright, social, and affectionate. She previously had no exposure to English but now responds to several English commands. She also says several words such as “hi”, “bye”, and “more” and has picked up on several ASL signs which are used in the home. She communicates extremely well with vocalizations and gestures and is perceptive to body language and other social cues in communication. She is currently being potty trained and indicates when she has to use the toilet. She gets around the house quickly with crawling and scooting. She can pull to stand and remain standing with minimal support. She can walk with hand support or a reverse walker. She can self-feed. She loves playing games such as hot potato, duck duck goose, and catch. She has an infectious laugh and smile and brings a special energy and joy wherever she goes. She often seeks out trusted caregivers and requests hugs and kisses. She will turn her face from side to side to ensure she gets kisses on both cheeks. She would be an incredible gift to any family and has a huge capacity to learn and grow in a family environment.

December 2018 update: Izzy is learning and making progress steadily! She is now potty trained. She is making strength gains, and her ability to use her walker is improving. She is able to go up and down stairs by crawling/scooting. Her receptive language is growing and she now responds to many commands and knows the English words for many household objects. She has learned her body parts and picked up more sign language. She can match colors and do simple puzzles. She knows the names of all the other kids in the house. She is beginning to use a program on her iPad to expand her communication. She enjoys coloring and is beginning to engage in imaginative play with dolls. She loves to dance and has learned the motions to multiple action songs. She anticipates the next activity in her daily routine. Her social nature and love of life continue to be so endearing! Izzy is so bright and would THRIVE in a family! Videos available.

$542.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $524.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2015

Gracelyn is a beautiful little girl who has Down syndrome, West syndrome and Cerebral Palsy.

Update Oct. 2019

Diagnosis: Translocation Down syndrome; West Syndrome; Spastic CP; GERD; equinovarus foot (clubbed foot)

Gracelynn was raised by her birth family for the first year of her life. She began having seizures at the age of 6 months. She was placed in the orphanage 5 days before her first birthday. Gracelynn was placed on medication to control her seizures before arriving at the orphanage. She has been monitored by a neurologist and had check-ups every 6 months. An EEG when she was 23 months old showed no epiletic activity. Following a neurology appointment when she was 3 years old, due to the lack of seizures and seizure activity for 2 years, seizure medication was reduced. She began presenting with signs of seizures after the reduction of medication, so the medication was resumed and seizure activity stopped. No seizure activity has been observed since her medication was resumed. Gracelynn also has GERD and experiences gas pains and vomiting as a result. She’s also had several instances of pneumonia. It is possible that Gracelynn has aspiration issues, but this has not been medically diagnosed, as it is not something they typically test for in her birth country. She is being treated with medication for GERD.
Gracelynn lives in the “medical ward” section of the orphanage. This means that while her medical and therapy needs are being met, she does not have many opportunities to interact with other children or to improve developmentally. She spends a large portion of her day alone in a crib. When on her back, Gracelynn will roll onto her right side. She tries to sit up by lifting her head and her legs. She can hold her head up and she sits upright when placed in a walker or special chair. She will follow voices and objects with her eyes. She turns her head when her name is called. She will occasionally reach for toys. She eats soft mashed food from a spoon.

*** 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. 

$1,862.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $266.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2014

Down syndrome
Myopia
Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of large intestine, part unspecified

Listed: July 2018

 

$2,023.84 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1015.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2012
Down syndrome
CO-7

Listed: June 2018

Adorable Anton loves to color, play with the hole puncher and throw confetti. He is also interested in photography. He loves going to school to be with his teachers and classmates. He likes to wear his school uniform. He can play alone but prefers to play with other children. He likes to be a leader and share his favorite toys. Anton recognizes geometric shapes. He generally follows rules and respects the instructions of adults. He understands what he is asked of him. Anton is expressive, recognizes the parts of the body, has good personal presentation and is known for leaving his work area very neat. Anton is a charming young boy that will bring happiness and joy to a family.

A grant of $2500 is also available from a specific agency, for Anton’s adoption!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$5,349.33 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $30.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down Syndrome, Burn scar on L leg, birthmark on R leg

Listed: May 2018

This little girl is pure happiness! Betsy enjoys playing with toys, looking at picture books, and she especially loves outdoor activities. Her favorite toys are rubber balls she can throw, though she doesn’t really aim where she throws them yet! She has a good appetite and can feed herself with a spoon. Betsy has Down syndrome, and her medical notes a history of elevated liver enzymes (ALT). She also has a burn scar on her left leg and a birthmark on her right leg. She can walk, go up and down stairs, and stand on one foot for several seconds! She will verbally express her needs as well as use sign language when asking for things. Her fine motor skills are developing well; she can pour water back and forth without spilling it, stack eight blocks and put on her shoes! She can say several simple words such as dad, sister, bye, and aunt and imitates other words as well. Her greatest need is for a family to step forward for her and show her a wonderful childhood.

Betsy’s agency has a $5000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$105.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $60.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2014
Blind

Listed: May 2018

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 NOV 2018:  Georgie is totally blind. It has been confirmed that he has no light perception, Leber’s is suspected. Georgie can now crawl, walk independently, climb up and down stairs (with a railing), and balance on a balance board. He self-feeds. He is good at predicting parts of a routine. His language, both receptive and expressive, is growing steadily. He can respond to various commands in English such as “Come”, “Clap”, “Spin”, and “Touch your head”. He will follow sounds and voices and will seek them out when it’s a preferred person/object. He is showing an increased ability to self-entertain and will seek out toys in his environment. He loves to repeat songs and commonly heard phrases. He likes to interact with others through playing echoing games and will giggle and laugh when playing. Georgie has a relaxed, easy-going personality. He also loves to be silly and will find reasons to laugh. Some of his favorite activities are playing in water, swinging, and playing catch. He is social and loves to be held and cuddled.

$2,393.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1015.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, age 8
CO-4

Blind

Listed: April 2018

Super sweet Luna reads and writes in Braille, and uses an abacus for math. She is described as resilient and extroverted! She loves to swim, play music and sing. Luna wants to be a lawyer when she grows up.

Luna wants a family where she can be the youngest child, and get lots of attention from a mom and a dad.

$85.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $40.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Update & new pic from Oct 2019!

Shelbie Mae does speak, usually in short sentences (2-3 words). She attends a school for kids with special needs. Shelbie enjoys singing and dancing; she doesn’t know the lyrics but she does know the tunes. She is outgoing and active, and flexible with changes in her routine. She maintains eye contact, and likes to give hugs. Shelbie likes to play with the other kids.

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Outgoing Shelby is always ready for fun! She’s always ready to join in games or music classes. Shelby was born with Down syndrome so she’s a little behind her peers in development. Shelby can run, climb stairs, and copy simple drawings. Her biggest areas of delay is in language development, but is speaking a few words and is pretty chatty. Otherwise, she has been physically healthy and rarely gets sick. Shelby is pretty self-sufficient and can dress herself- buttons and all! Shelby is curious and observant. She loves to imitate others, especially following adults in the latest dance moves.  Are you ready to practice your dance moves with Shelby?

Families qualify for a $5,000 subsidy with her current adoption agency, AND a $3,000 grant from Love Without Boundaries.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through the end of 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$65.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2015

Apert-Crouzon syndrome
Heart defect – Atrial septal defect

Sweet pea!!

Listed: Feb 2018

$139.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $50.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2014

Eden is completely blind and has profound hearing loss. She received bilateral cochlear implants and is responding to sound and making many new sounds, although not yet saying any words.

Listed: Feb 2018

Eden has delayed milestones as a result of having no visual or auditory input for so long, but we are excited to see how she progresses over the coming months. She attends an on-site preschool every morning. She can sometimes get overwhelmed by the new sounds she is hearing, and when she feels this way, she tries to take her speech processors off. Eden has some self-stimulating behaviors. She loves to splash in the water and is getting better and better at walking independently with her guide cane. She loves to swing and rock in her rocking horse. She loves to cuddle. She has started to take several steps on her own, and also while holding onto a push toy (pre guide cane) or her cane.

Jan 2019 update: Eden has started moving around the home with purpose more independently.  She is now able to climb up 3 flights of stairs while holding onto the rail for support.  She is also able to come down the stairs, also holding onto the rail for support.  Eden has always been quite the acrobat and has now learned to climb on the sofa in the home and will stand while holding onto the back and jump and giggle.  She has also learned to find a low hanging disc swing in the home and climb on it.  She loves the swing and will vocalize sweet sounds as she enjoys the motion.  Eden continues to work with her guide cane and still needs encouraging and prompting to use the guide cane throughout the day.  She takes daily walks down the street with her teacher. She mostly enjoys the walks, unless she is tired, then she cries to be picked up and comforted.  Eden continues to wear her processors allowing her to hear and she often responds to the sounds of toys falling on the floor, familiar voices, and music.   She does require frequent prompting to complete activities in her classes.  Eden also continues to demonstrate some aversions to a lot of textures. This is addressed in the home through a lot of opportunity for sensory play.  She enjoys having lotion rubbed on her, sensory brush actives and water play.

$2,570.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $70.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD and PDA, which she has since received surgery to correct

Listed: Feb 2018

Tabitha is a cute and quiet little girl!  Tabitha can speak short sentences and interacts well with her caretaker and her teacher. She gets along well with the other children and likes to help put the chairs in their place, collect notebooks, etc. She is independent in her care – able to eat, wash her hands, put on and take off her own clothes and shoes, etc. She is in the pre-school class at the Sunshine school at her orphanage. Tabitha recognizes the numbers 1-10 and can count to 5. She is not a picky eater and is a good sleeper. Tabitha likes playing with balls, scooters, toy cars, singing children’s songs, and reading books.

Tabitha is a high functioning young girl. She has no temper and is quiet and easygoing. She gets along well with other kids and can follow most commands. She is potty trained. She can feed herself, however, she needs some help to put on clothes. She can say words like, “ayi”, “jiejie”. She can learn and likes drawing. She can sing songs. Overall, she is an easygoing, high functioning child with Down Syndrome.

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha2
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-tabitha3

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Tabitha’s adoption.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through the end of 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$675.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $25.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2013
quadriplegic cerebral palsy

Listed: January 2018

Connor is a very sweet, lovable boy! He has some spasticity and some hypotonicity. Due to dysphagia and reflux he underwent surgery for gastrostomy button placement and fundoplication. Connor loves to be held and carried and to gaze into a caregiver’s eyes. He is capable of strong bond with trusted caregiver and is calm and quiet in demeanor. He shows signs of strong preference to being with adults he has a good relationship with versus new people or visitors. He attends an onsite special education preschool five mornings per week and enjoys music and colorful toys. He can sort objects by color. He will reach out to make a selection between 2 objects. He can use an adaptive switch to operate a toy. He understands what is said to him. He responds yes and no by nods of his head. He laughs at jokes.

$1,097.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $95.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (ASD)

Listed: January 2018

Joaquin is a cutie pie who was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- an ASD that appears to have closed on its own. Joaquin is said to always have a smile on his face ad laughs out loud when teased. Joaquin loves when his caregivers lovingly touch him or hold him. He carefully concentrates on his caretaker’s face and expressions when she works with him on exercises. At 9 months of age, he was making sounds to respond to his caretakers and could roll over and crawl across a room. Joaquin was good at grabbing for toys and holding onto them. He also was able to recognize his name and could track sound. He reads his caregiver’s facial expressions well and responds appropriately. Joaquin has stranger anxiety that is typical for a child his age and is close with his special caregiver. He loves to hold her hand and smiles at her when she smiles at him or when she compliments him. When the weather is nice, Joaquin enjoys outdoor time. He has a good appetite and is a good sleeper too. Joaquin is quiet and obedient and likes to play with his favorite toys or play games with other children, led by his caretakers. We hope this handsome little fella finds a family who can get him home while he is still so young!

Video:  https://vimeo.com/254420871

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

$749.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $453.60 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Epilepsy, delays

Listed: January 2018

Addison is a petite and precious three-year-old girl who loves to be cuddled. When Addison was younger, she could walk independently and she had good fine motor skills. She could take small things out a bottle, turn the pages of a book, and take off her own socks. Addison loved to wave hello and goodbye, clap her hands, and blow kisses. Her nanny adored her and often took her to play on the playground. Addison could speak simple words, such as mom and sister and she could understand the adult’s instruction. She was described as cooperative, active, full of expression, and adored. Addison was sometimes mischievous and would occasionally lose her temper, as any 2-3 year-old would. She enjoyed the rocking horse and playing with balls.

In April of 2016 she started having seizures and was sent to the hospital for treatment. She does have a CT scan in her file which was normal, but once Addison came back she was like a different child. She had stiff limbs and couldn’t walk or sit. She was able to make small guttural sounds and could visually track moving people. The orphanage decided to have her start rehabilitation training. Addison started receiving acupuncture and massage therapy and her muscular tension improved. She can now hold her head up when lying on her stomach and responds to toys that make sound. She knows her name and will look when called. She still makes good eye contact, but has less facial expressions than she used to. She now imitates making sounds and recognizes people. She is still attached to her favorite nanny and enjoys when the nanny spends time with her. She will cry when the nanny leaves. Her nanny spoon feeds her porridge and she often bites the soon tightly and sometimes has trouble swallowing.  The agency has received a recent update. This sweet little girl has been through so much without a family by here side. It is our hope that the perfect family for her comes forward and meets her where she’s at and helps her reach her fullest potential!

$1,393.42 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $387.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2014

HIVrenal hypoplasia – unilateral
spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

DeeDee has such beautiful eyes!

 

Updated Jan 2018:  Deedee has a brother born in 2013, do not know his special needs yet.

Listed: December 2017

$1,161.98 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2013

Arnold chiari syndrome
flaccid paraplegia
anemia

 

Listed: December 2017

 

$1,237.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $25.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Howie is a darling baby boy! He has the motor delays common with Down syndrome, but is developing well. Howie was born with polydactyly of the thumbs on both hands, which has been surgically corrected. Howie is sweet, cuddly and likes to babble. He is described as gentle and smiley. Some lucky family is going to call him their son – is that your family?

Video:  https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-howieupdate3

Howie’s current agency is offering a $1500 grant for his adoption!

$1,990.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $65.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2014
Spina bifida of lower lumbar and entire sacral region. Hydrocephalus (with VP shunt) and Chiari malformation. Had operation to release tethered spinal cord. Is catheterized.

Listed: October 2017

July 2019 update: Zack is the naughtiest and happiest boy in his home! He learned all his colours and is now learning his animals. He wants to be more independent! He can scoot backwards to get around by himself. He can make requests in both English and his local language and can translate English words to his local language for his caregiver! Zack loves his caregiver Ammama so much. He always scoots over to be near her and wants to be a part of what she is doing. One day he kept asking Ammama for a new shirt, so when she went on her monthly leave she brought him back a new blue shirt.

 

Zack is an adorable boy, with the most beautiful eyes! He can sit independently and feed himself. Smiley, happy guy who is well-loved by caregivers.  Easygoing and social. A sweetheart. Socially and cognitively meeting all milestones, delayed in gross motor due to disability.

We are working on putting objects in and taking out while sitting up with support. Zack’s motions are slow, but he is able to put objects in and take out with some help by adult. He can sort colours. He smiles when praised for completing task. He also kicks his legs during circle time with excitement. He independently does the motions to songs like Twinkle Twinkle and Wheels on the Bus. He can now sit independently for 25 minutes while using both hands to do activities.

$1,123.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $65.00 from MACC donations!

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!

A group of five siblings from Latin America between the ages of eleven and five years old have a close relationship to one another. They all attend school and it is noted that they are well integrated and adapted in their classrooms and have good relationships with their teachers and peers. A recent update indicates that they all love to go to the beach, are playful and outgoing.

Listed: September 2017

The eldest sister, D, likes school and enjoys painting and drawing. She has good interactions with others and known as an empathetic, resilient and independent young girl. She enjoys playing in groups and shows leadership skills in playful activities.

Brother O is known as a well-adjusted nine year old boy with an extroverted personality. He does well academically and is especially good at math. O enjoys playing soccer and plays three times a week. He is described as having highly developed social skills and no concerns with his development.

Sister MB is eight years old and described as well adjusted. Despite being rather shy, MB likes to play with peers and participate in group activities. She is very close to her siblings, especially her younger sister FR. MB likes to play together with FB and the sisters frequently check on each other. She has strabismus but is otherwise healthy. It is noted that she does well academically.

Seven year old FB is artistic and likes to play sports. She seeks affection appropriately from others. She has good skills in matching and has a good attention span. FB has no known medical needs.

Baby brother L is five years old and likes to play games with his peers. He has good independent living skills such as feeding himself and getting dressed. He has a speech & language delay.

The agency has additional information and a recent video of their contagious laughter. Eligible families may qualify for a grant through the agency.  (exp 10/31/2017)

$67.68 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!, including $40.00 from MACC donations

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!

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, extra digit

Listed: September 2017

Haidyn is only 1 year old and is an incredibly adorable little boy. Just look at that little grin! Melt.my.heart into a puddle on the floor. Haidyn has Down Syndrome and an extra digit on his right hand. Hayden recognizes his name when it is called and rolls over independently. He holds toys in his hands and plays with them. He is a smiley little fellow and like his bouncy seat. This little guy needs a family! Could he be your son?

Haidyn’s current agency has a $4000 grant available towards his adoption fees. Can you think of any good reason this baby should wait for a family? Neither can I.

$111.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $30.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Listed: September 2017

Jacquie is a lovebug!

Sweet Jacquie loves to babble and engage with her nannies. She has great eye contact and is fascinated by faces. Although she is just a young baby, it is obvious she is curious and is interested in her surroundings. Put a toy in front of her and she’ll grab it right away! Jacquie has Down syndrome and a heart defect which has been repaired. Can you imagine being the lucky one to play and cuddle with Jacquie?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through Jacquie’s current agency.

$251.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis. Muscle hypertonia. Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Hydronephrosis 1st degree

Listed: August 2017

Vinny is an adorable little boy that is living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He has poor muscle tone and active movements. Coordination is poor as well due to walking on his toes when trying to step (with help). He is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. At the age of 3 months old, he began reacting to sound and looking at objects. Vinny has good control of his head and can roll on his stomach and back. He does not attempt to walk and he has trouble sitting without support. He has spastically increased muscle tone. He does well holding objects but does not pass them hand to hand, but rather to his mouth. Vinny has a good attention span and does well with recognizing individuals. His behavior is calm and very playful when being interacted with. He listens when being communicated with and tries to interact back with syllables and noises. Vinny is a picky eater and very dependent on the work staff.

$2,139.53 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $80.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2016

esophageal obstruction
GERD
bronchopneumonia
ventricular septal defect
unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition
benign intercranial hypertension

Listed: August 2017

$2,086.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $215.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Alisa is a go getter. She loves to explore her surroundings and loves lots of cuddles in her foster home. Alisa is a darling girl, whose personality along with some great dimples light up the room! She has been a part of Joyful Life and loved by so many. Alisa was born in 2014 with Down syndrome. She is ready to come home and be the joy of her new family’s life!

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $40.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born summer 2012

Down syndrome, speech delay

Listed: July 2017

Branden has bluish-green eyes and light brown hair. He is sunny, inquisitive and very active boy, who likes attention and communication. Branden was placed in an out-of-family care institution (from foster care) at the age of 3 years and 5 months. The adaptation period in the orphanage was successful, the boy was friendly and cute, the attention span was sustainable, physical development corresponded the age, language development was delayed.

Branden’s overall development progresses well, although the development of language is without change, attention span is less sustainable, he is more careless. General movements are free, the boy freely moves, runs, climbs up and down the stairs. Branden is very active and inquisitive. He shows interest in the surrounding area and events, as well as activities of adults and other children. He is friendly and builds contact gladly also with less known people. The boy is interested in toys, but often the interest is unstable, he plays a little bit and then looks for another toy. Needs to be motivated to continue and finish the started play. The boy tends to be inattentive, has unstable attention, wants to rush everything. Language development lags behind age norms and progress is very minimal. The boy responds to his name, he comprehends and reacts adequately on daily instructions. Uses few words in short form in his active speech, but in most occasions uses inarticulate exclamation sounds, vocabulary has not progressed. Passive (receptive) vocabulary is wider. Keenly observes and leafs through picture books, but he cannot show the asked object or name it himself. Self-skills well trained, independent eating and drinking, knows his cot, is able to dress himself partially, can undress, is not yet able to fasten clothes with buttons or zips, goes to toilet after reminder, sometimes goes independently.

Branden does have older siblings, but they have been legally separated by the courts.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$1,394.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $25.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Boy, born 2011
Congenital hydrocephalus
paraplegia and tetraplegia (spastic tetraparesis)
partial atrophy of optic discs of both eyes
additional chord of the left heart ventricle
hernia

Listed: June 2017

Look at the curls on this doll! Cameron is in urgent need of medical care!!

$1,191.01 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2017

Update available from late 2018:  Everleigh is Extroverted and outgoing. She loves to be held. She can walk, run, jump, and walk upstairs and downstairs.  Her fine motor skills and basic communication skills are good, too, for a child her age with Down syndrome.  She is attached to her caretakers and she plays well with other kids. She knows to care for others and share food with others.

Meet Everleigh! This pretty little one came into care as a baby.  Her motor skills and speech are a bit delayed, as expected. Everleigh loves to play with the other kids, and enjoys being outdoors. She is close to her nanny, and is very social. Everleigh’s file is from 2016, but we have request an update. She has been healthy, with the exception of typical childhood colds and viruses. Everleigh needs a family to love her, and provide any therapies she may need as she grows. She has so much potential! Everleigh is waiting for a family!

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-everleigh2
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-everleigh

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$4,709.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $20.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome / CHD (post surgery)

Listed: June 2017

Meet Clover! This adorable little one is 2 years old, and has been in care at the orphanage since she was a baby. Clover has Down syndrome, and was born with a heart defect (ASD) which has been surgically corrected. Clover has the expected delays, and her nanny works with her to help her development.

Clover is sweet, huggable, loves music, and loves her nanny! She will benefit from therapies when she comes home. With her heart surgery behind her, Clover is ready to come home and be the center of attention! She is waiting for you!

There’s a $5000 grant available for Clover’s adoption, through her current agency. Video available.

$680.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $500.00 from MACC donations!

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!