Boy, born 2007
Cerebral palsy, deaf

Listed: October 2017

Nolan has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He is also profoundly deaf. He uses ASL at a beginner level. He received a cochlear implant, but due to the age that he was implanted, it has not been successful in helping him to locate sound. He used to be able to walk independently for short distances with orthotics, but recently lost that ability and crawls within the house or uses a wheelchair outside the house. He has a g-tube for feeding due to aspiration when he eats by mouth. Because of his oral motor challenges, he cannot speak and is on medication to control drooling. No seizures. He does classes every day at home with his tutor. He is very social and loves to be around other children. He is bright and learns a lot, when he applies himself. He knows the full English alphabet in ASL and knows many words. He communicates mostly in single words in ASL, as well as simple sentences like I want… He is potty trained day and night. He craves 1 on 1 attention and cries when the younger children get adopted and he has to say goodbye. He likes to be silly and play jokes. He likes to be a helper and enjoys doing chores. He is sensitive and his feelings are easily hurt. He can get frustrated by lack of ability to communicate and be understood. He would thrive in an environment where sign language is understood.

*** 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 ***

Girl, born May 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 ***

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down Syndrome, Hyaline Septal Variation, Cryptorchidism

Listed: September 2017

Meet Kun! He is 5 years old and will be celebrating his 6th birthday this fall. Kun is a little bit smaller than his peers, but this does not stop him from keeping up with the other kids. He loves to joke and play with them! Kun seems to be happiest when he is outside. He especially loves slides and trampolines! Kun is learning self-care skills and can do a lot of things on his own. He understands what is said to him and can follow directions, but he cannot say many words. Please help this sweet boy find his forever family!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome, Inguinal Hernia, Hydrocele

Listed: September 2017

Guy is cute as a button! This sweet boy first arrived at his institution when he was just a couple of days old. He adapted to life well – his nannies tell us he is a good eater and sleeper who grew into handsome boy quickly. Guy likes to play with toys that are brightly colored, and he is very happy watching other kiddos sing, dance, and play around him. He loves to interact with his caretakers and will babble excitedly as he plays with them! They tell us he is generally a smiley, happy boy who rarely cries.

 

Guy has had surgery for his hernia, and he made great improvements after he recovered from the procedure! With the help of rehabilitation therapy he learned to sit on his own, turn over, and crawl. He makes eye contact with his nannies and knows when his name is called, but he will not always respond when he hears it.

Please help Guy find his forever family!

$15,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, Heart Disease

Listed: September 2017

This playful, adventurous, sweet boy is Liam! He is 8 years old and will absolutely steal your heart. Liam can be quiet and introverted at times, but he is generally a very friendly kid! Whenever volunteers come to the orphanage he cannot wait to take pictures with them. He seems to have an eye for photography – he loves being in pictures and taking pictures of others. He especially likes to come up with funny poses! He can play games cooperatively with other kids, and he has a lot of fun building all kinds of structures out of blocks. Liam likes to be creative and has quite the imagination!

Liam had the opportunity to visit the US as part of the Winter 2016 China Hosting Program! He spent 3 weeks playing, learning, and laughing with his host family. Here is what they shared with us:

“Liam is a very happy little guy with the most contagious giggles you’ll ever hear, and I have no doubt that he’ll bring much joy to his forever family.  He is a very energetic and active little guy who enjoys playing outside (at the playground, swinging and going down the slide are favorite activities), but he also is great at entertaining himself indoors by looking at books or “writing” (making marks on paper). He has a great imagination and especially loves to pretend to cook! He plays well with others but just as often seems to enjoy playing independently.

Liam also has a bit of a mischievous streak — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but he does sometimes need help redirecting some of his energy to a more positive activity. I did see improvement throughout his time here with his ability to be redirected, and discipline-wise, short “time-ins” where we sat together quietly on the floor seemed to be most effective.

Liam LOVES to eat…And would eat ALL the time if I let him. He is not picky at all; he’s eaten everything I’ve given him — fruit, veggies, yogurt, meat, pasta, etc. The hardest thing for him is being done with a meal/snack — even if he has had plenty to eat, he still wants more. This does seem to be getting a bit better, though.

It was fun having Liam here & seeing him come out of his shell! He definitely keeps me on my toes because he is very active/into everything, but he has a great imagination that has been fun to watch. He also really has done a GREAT job transitioning into family life/life in the US.”

You can see more photos and videos from Liam’s time in the US on his advocacy page. Liam’s nannies tell us he is learning self-care skills. His recent health has been good, and he is not currently showing any symptoms of heart disease. Could you be Liam’s forever family?

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

guardianangelGirl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Natalie’s health is good. She is active, restless and outgoing. Natalie can walk and likes to play outdoors.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$32.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Update below from August 2019 & a video from September 2019!

She is behind normal kids, but much better than other kids with Down syndrome. She has a very strong self-esteem. She’s not potty trained yet, but will ask when she needs help. She is active, busy, sometimes shy, and likes playing with kids of the same age. She is well behaved and obedient. She can walk, run, jump, and go upstairs and downstairs. Her fine motor skills are fair. She can draw, write, and pick up tiny objects.

Quinnlee is attached to her caretakers. The person she is closest to is her foster mother and she knows to care about others. She likes interacting with other people. She gets along well with adults and kids. She has been in a foster family since July of 2013. She gets along well with her foster family. She has experienced two foster families, but can get used to it quickly. She can express her needs well. Her language is a little behind kids of her age. Quinnlee likes dolls, and blocks, and bright colors.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Quinn’s adoption with her current agency!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$15,004.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Nashville was found abandoned when he was around 6 months old and a birth note was with him indicating his age. He has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Nashville was described by orphanage staff as being lively, active and extroverted. They said he liked to play with other children and enjoyed time with adults as well. He doesn’t like to share treats with others but is generous with his caretaker. He is able to play alone.

Agency staff met Nashville in November 2017 and said he is very ticklish! He responded to voices, turned to locate sounds and could follow a moving object with his eyes. He could search for dropped items, build a tower with blocks and play games like patty cake. He could laugh, imitate words and vocalize sounds like “mama.” Nashville was able to hold a crayon and scribble on paper, throw a ball, run and jump. He lives with a foster family and had 2 foster siblings in his home. Caretakers said he eats well and is very playful. They hope he will find a family to love him.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$1,029.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Magnolia was born in July 2012 and found abandoned when she was around 13 months old. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease (VSD). A color ultrasound of her heart is available with her adoption file.

Magnolia can run, jump, walk backwards and forward, and climb stairs up and down. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. Her hands can move freely and are flexible. She can eat with chopsticks and spoons, and drink with a cup. She can paint and enjoys reading picture books. She loves to play with blocks, listen to music and watch cartoons. She can understand some words and use simple communication to express her needs. She knows where things are and can help her foster mom find her shoes. She has been described by orphanage staff as being introverted and attached to her foster mom. She enjoys playing by herself and watching other children play games, and she attends kindergarten.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$1,027.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Harper is a three year old sweetie who loves to dance and blow kisses! She is an active and fun little girl with a beautiful smile. Harper has benefitted from living with the same foster family for over two years and they have been providing her with wonderful opportunities to grow and learn in a family environment. Harper was born with down syndrome and no other medical issues. She has good physical skills – running, jumping, and climbing stairs. Her speech is a little unclear at times, but she understands what is said to her. Harper loves playing with her friends and her favorite foods are fruits such as watermelon and apples. Harper is listed with Madison Adoption Associates and she has a new update. Could your family be Harper’s forever family?

Additional videos (very recent!) and photos are available from the agency. Families qualify for a $5,000 subsidy through Harper Anne’s current agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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.

$2,773.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy: 2004

Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus; Agenesis of the corpus kalozum; Moderate to severe mental delay; Delay I the neuro-psychical development.

Listed: August 2017

Amos is a sweet young boy is suffers from Hydrocephalus, Agenesis of the corpus Kalozum, as well as a mental delay. He walks independently and can run and play with the other children. His fine motor skills are poorly developed. He doesn’t control his emotions by crying when thing don’t go his way. He enjoys the attention of others. Amos can also be impulsive and selfish by taking the other toys for himself. He communicates well and how much depends on his mood. Amos shows lots of curiosity in asking questions and participating in different sports games. He is independent in eating and personal hygiene and likes to help out with the chores. Amos is outgoing and not a shy kid. He enjoys building, play dough, and toys. He cannot read or write.

 

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 ***

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, anal atresia

Listed: August 2017

Feb 2020 Update:  Maya is a beyond precious girl, born in February of 2014, who is waiting for her forever family to fall in love with her sweet face! Maya likes to go on the rocking horse and play catch with her friends. When she sees herself in a mirror, she gets excited. Maya knows her name and turns with a smile when she is called. Maya is described as energetic and smiley. She likes playing with toys (especially musical ones), playing games with adults and with other children in the activity room, and playing outside. Maya also likes to listen to music and watch cartoons. She likes to clap her hands, wave goodbye, and blow kisses.

Maya can understand directions from an adult, such as, “Come drink, please.” She will put down her toy and come over. She can also respond to others asking for her objects. Maya entered a foster family in September of 2014. She spends 5.5 hours a day in the grandmother’s class at the orphanage, where she receives physical therapy and developmental training. The rest of the time she is with her foster family and she is very close to her foster mother. Maya was born with Down syndrome and anal atresia (stoma fistula on the abdomen). She also has alpha thalassemia (just a carrier). On September 13th, 2015 she received reconstructive surgery in Beijing. In March of 2016, she returned back to her home orphanage. She recovered well after the surgery. The doctors at the orphanage help her to do dilatation each day. Now she can use the potty for defecation and urination. Maya’s orphanage, a former MAA orphanage, reports that she is high functioning. She can follow directions well and can now dance to a whole song without any help from the teacher- a few songs actually! Does your family have room in your home and hearts for this treasure?

There’s a $5000 grant available for Maya’s adoption with her current agency.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$1,112.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

George has a good spirit!

Handsome George is an adaptable little boy who is content playing on his own. He loves attention and is happiest when his nannies are meeting his needs. He was born with Downs Syndrome, deformity of his fingers, and a heart defect that has been repaired. As a toddler, George loved to crawl up to the mirror and loved to smile at his reflection. While he is behind on hitting his developmental milestones, he is making steady progress. Imagine the progress he could make under the loving care and special services a family provide! Wide Horizons has requested updated information on George, and we are looking forward to learning about the progress he has made.

Are you ready to be charmed by George?

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2008

Aperts syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Regina’s Apert’s syndrome does not prevent this curly-haired little girl from playing, learning, and living an active life! Regina is an intelligent and imaginative child who enjoys dolls, swings, slides – and watermelon! Could she be your daughter?

Regina needs corrective surgery for her hands, feet, and face, to help her be all she can be. A loving family would give Regina a future outside of a bleak institution.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LafIKeJQ0gY&feature=youtu.be

Many additional pictures and videos of Regina are available upon inquiry.

*** 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 ***

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Cognitive Delays, Speech Delay, Albinism

Listed: August 2017

Victor is an incredibly helpful and thoughtful 10 year old boy. Victor is living in an orphanage. This sweet boy is so sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. One of his favorite activities is playing on the slide, but if he sees a younger child at the orphanage waiting to go down the slide he will make sure that they get to go first.

Victor spent a short time living in a program home for children who are blind. He made great progress at this home. During this time, his caregivers reported that every day after school, Victor would help his teachers tidy up the classroom without being asked, then would sing the younger children to sleep with the songs he learned in school that day.

The agency is urgently seeking a family that is experienced in parenting children with trauma from hard places, and who can provide Victor with unconditional nurturing care so that he can heal and thrive as a cherished son.

Victor’s current agency is offering a $3000 reduction in fees.

*** 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 ***

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Faith will turn 4 this month! Her caretakers describe her as a very happy girl. Faith was abandoned at 2 months old and has been raised in an orphanage. She is diagnosed with Down syndrome. She is able to stand and walk on her own and enjoys walking outside. She smiles often, especially at those she recognizes. Faith likes to sit and play with her toys. She particularly likes electronic toys and picture books. She also enjoys music. Faith cannot speak, but she is able to imitate words, understand what “no” means, and respond to others asking for an object she possesses. She likes to be held. Faith gets along well with others and likes to play with the other kids. She can eat without help from an adult.

In order to help Faith find a family, her current agency is waiving their entire agency fee. Faith’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. Agency staff will assist Faith’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Faith’s family. Can Faith find a home with your family?

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$247.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Jay’s caretakers describe him as a gentle boy who smiles easily. He performs well in school and enjoys drawing and exercising. He gets along well with his classmates. Jay really enjoys playing outside!

His current agency has additional information and videos available.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$20.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Davina came into care when she was about nine months old. She understands concepts like inner and outer, left and right. She can count to two and speaks in short sentences. She can eat with a spoon, wash her hands and dress herself. Davina is an energetic little girl who gets along well with others. Her favorite toys are balloons and toy cars.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$202.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Nash came into care when he was about six months old and joined a foster family when he was about one and a half. He gets along well with his foster family and is close to his foster mom. Nash can walk unsupported and likes imitating others. He can point to body parts when asked, responds if you ask him to hand you a toy, and cooperates when it’s time to get dressed. Nash is described as a lovely and active boy who likes playing outside.

$15,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome and nystagmus

Listed: July 2017

Dean came into care when he was about ten months old. Dean can build a tower with five blocks, dress himself, and identify body parts. He can go up and down the stairs. He is a quiet boy who is curious about everything. He likes listening to music and playing outside.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born early 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Charley came into care when he was almost two years old. Charley is an active little guy with a good appetite. He can dress himself, including buttoning and unbuttoning his jacket. He speaks short sentences of 2-3 words and can point to his eyes, ears, nose, and other body parts if asked. Charley has a ready smile and his favorite thing to do is to play with his friends.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$43.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, Born December 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed prior to 2010

Updated photo from 2016!

Update from 2016:  He is easy going, cannot walk without assistance, understands simple instructions, affectionate, and doesn’t interact with children much because he isn’t moving around.

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:  “Sean was found abandoned by the riverside at the age of 4 months.  Sean is doing super and is well loved by his nannies!” Update from 2012: After his rehabilitation we feel his physical development is very good, he can clearly call father and mother, can sit alone, stand alone, can walk with holding something. He can not walk alone steadily, can feed himself snacks without help, good appetite, likes playing with other children sitting on the floor, occasionally he will challenge his favorite toys with other children. He is very favorable, and we hope him can find a family sooner to have parents to love him to live happier life.

More photos available, along with full social history and medical records Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

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

40626124650 Philip (2)30920114058 KelvinBoy, born January 2007
Down syndrome

Listed: September 23, 2013

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From a family who met him in June 2014:

This calm little guy came up to me with pleading eyes for attention and is just so polite. God has heard his prayers, and now he is listed for adoption! He is not overbearing or competitive at all. Rather, he is observant and inquisitive. He is about the size of a six year-old and just so gentle. I would take him home in a heartbeat if he was available before. He takes turns riding the red wagon around the orphanage grounds as the bigger boys pull him, and he gestures politely for fresh fruit when he sees it is available. He is kind to other children. He says a few words in his native language, and listened carefully when I was giving descriptions of my family photos. I have confidence that he would do wonderfully in any kind of family, and it is obvious– he can surely reciprocate love! He enjoyed throwing balls, going on walks, playing see-saw, and listening to English descriptions. Whoever adopts this little love will be so blessed to call him a beloved son.

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

30815195533Guardian AngelGirl, born Dec 2008
Hydrocephalus, Severe mental delays

Listed: August 2013

She is a very sweet and kind girl and extremely needs a family.  She will be 5 this December, so any new family may commit to her and start preparing a dossier.

She has siblings, but none are available for adoption; 2 older sisters live with birth mother and 1 younger sister has been adopted.

From a family who met her in summer 2013:
She was in my kids’ groupa.  She is the sweetest little thing and needs out of there ASAP!!!  She has the most noble quiet nature about her.  She is mentally delayed but has so much potential.  She was one of the least favored children in the orphanage and she is desperate for love.  On one occasion she wandered over to the play shelter where we were playing and was trying to eat our daughter’s cookie.  We didn’t have any extra (we brought treats for the groupa every three days or so) so my husband just picked her up to distract her and as soon as he did, she threw her arms around his neck and rested her head on his shoulder just soaking in the attention.  I can’t bear the thought of her being transferred!  She already has it bad enough.

*** 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 ***

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Andrew enjoys playing with kitchen toys or popping bubbles. Andrew is a sweet boy who never passes up a chance to sit in your lap and play. He is a good babbler and can mimic some sounds.

Andrew’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$47.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Nan is a sweet peanut! As of her spring 2017 update, Nan was able to sit, crawl, and stand a little, while holding onto the railing. Nan can say simple words like ‘mama’ and ‘nannan.’ She plays well with other children and will smile at someone she knows. When people talk to her, she is very happy. She sometimes takes toys from the other children. If they start to cry, she will join in and cry along with them. Nan loves to look at colorful picture books and knows how to turn the pages, one by one. Her caretakers are working with her on identifying body parts. Nan cries loudly when upset, but the staff can comfort her by talking to her gently. She is scared of strangers and new places and will look for familiar caretakers when in that situation. She likes when her caretakers kiss her cheeks or give her snacks. Nan can hold her own bottle but does eat other foods, such as cut-up meat, soup, sliced fruits, small pieces of bread, etc. She is not a picky eater and she really likes bread and steamed buns. Nan is living in the orphanage. She sleeps well, but does move around a lot at night. The staff will sometimes need to re-cover her or will just give her two blankets. Nan has a cheerful personality and loves being outdoors and playing with toys that make sounds. We’re hoping Nan’s family sees her soon so she is able to come home while she is still so young.

There is a $5000 agency grant available, through Nan’s current agency.  They also have video and additional pictures.

$2,749.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

$2,630.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2010

Other reduction deformities of brain, Moderate mental delays, Valgus deformity, Hypermetropia, Convergent concomitant strabismus, Umbilical hernia with obstruction, without gangrene

Video available.

From the orphanage: The girl needs a family asap. She is a kind child surviving with no parents. She requires much individual care because her educational ability is very low. In her orphanage she does not follow instructions; her vocabulary is very poor; she is severe speech delayed. She does not like to play with other children in her orphanage, she is on her own. She wants more attention than her caregivers are able to provide her with.

*** 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 ***

Girl: 2006

Diagnosis: Moderate mental retardation. Spastic cerebral palsy. Congenital hydrocephalus; state after VPA. CP. Spastic quadriparesis in moderate degree with predilection in lower limbs. Vitiligo (leukoderma).

Listed: June 2017

She was born prematurely.   She is calm and positive child who likes to participate in group activities. She doesn’t  show aggression and does not isolate.  Angela Attends Special school. She does not have good coordination of her movements.  She delays in her speech development. Reciprocal speech at low level. Expressive speech – echolalia. Likes to sings children’s songs.

She serves herself with help. Feeds herself alone with spoon. Morning, daily toilet and bathing are with assistance by an adult.

Video available.

B/c we only have her file for a short time, donations will not be able to be accepted for her until a family is found.

*** 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 ***

Girl: 2009

Special needs: ROP, Infantile cerebral palsy – severe degree of spastic quadriparesis. Condition after intraventricular hemorrhage, communicating hydrocephalus. Cerebral cysts. Severe mental delay.

Listed: June 2017

Vivianna is able to move around independently for short periods of time in her wheelchair.

She shows interest toward shining materials, cords, ties. Although her speech isn’t developed, Vivianna pronounces vowels and separate syllables with the consonants “g”, “m”, “n”, etc. She demonstrates basic understanding about simple instructions and presents as cooperative.

Vivianna likes to crawl and exercise on a mattress, and she also likes to play in the pool with balls. Vivianna feels comfortable around other children and adults. Vivianna is fed by an adult. She drinks from a cup. She is on diapers. Her sleep is calm.

*** 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. 

*** 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 ***

boy: 2006

Diagnosis: moderate mental delay; hyperactive behavior; had a traumatic brain injury following an accident.

Listed: June 2017

Kasey demonstrates adequate behavior. He respects adults’ authority. He has developed his self-service skills. He keeps a good level of personal hygiene. He strives to keep his clothes and shoes clean and in a good shape.

Kasey goes to an auxiliary school and is currently in fourth grade.

According to the individual characteristics, dated Nov. 2016 it is reported that at the end of the school year Kasey started reading short words and that he copes well with writing, reading, counting up to 100 and solving math problems involving borrowing and passing. He also started showing more interest in educational activities. He is now feeling more secure in his ability to complete the assigned task. He seeks help from adults when needed.

His class teacher reports that Kasey adaptation to his school environment is excellent and that he interacts with his classmates and other children from his school.

Kasey likes playing with toys, as well as playing with his friends (tag, hide and seek).

Kasey social worker reported that he knows what adoption is and that he shares a positive attitude towards being adopted.

*** 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 ***

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!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$5,689.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boys: 2007, 2008

 Listed: June 2017

Seth and Victor are brothers currently residing together in a foster home.  Seth has a moderate mental and physical delay but is otherwise clinically healthy.  Victor has hypothyroidism but is otherwise healthy and not delayed.

*** 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 ***

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2017

Freddie was abandoned at 7 months old. He is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and funnel chest. Freddie’s medical information is 3 years old, but we do have some recent information from his orphanage. While we are working to get an updated medical for him, the recent report, photos, and videos can give a good picture of Freddie’s development. Neither the medical or report indicate any significant delays with his physical development.

Freddie’s videos show him walking steadily, kicking a ball, and playing with blocks, indicating that his gross and fine motor skills appear to be on target. Freddie reportedly can understand simple language and is seen following directions in his videos, though we are not sure if Freddie is able to speak. Freddie attends school in the orphanage, but there is no language training available which inhibits his ability to learn to speak. His intelligence is slightly delayed compared to his peers, but he could potentially make progress with the proper services and interventions.

Freddie is said to be outgoing, active, and loving. The orphanage reports that he can make new friends easily and he is seen playing with other children in his videos. Freddie has a sweet smile and pleasant demeanor. He has some self-care ability; he reportedly can do simple tasks alone, but needs assistance with other tasks such as taking a shower. The orphanage reports that Freddie can have bowel and bladder control, but he does not at this time.

Freddie needs the love and support of a family to help him thrive. Could Freddie find a home with your family?

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl: 2008
Diagnosis: prematurity of 3rd degree; microcephaly; severe mental delay; epilepsy – generalized tonic-clonic seizures; infantile cerebral palsy.

Listed: June 2017

Despite her CP diagnosis, Prudence is able to go up and down the stairs and walk independently, albeit her gait is not very stable.

She is nonverbal. Prudence does not understand other people’s speech and she tends to self-isolate.  Prudence likes to cuddle with an adult and likes it when someone is talking gently to her. She loves listening to music and even starts smiling and dancing in her own way.
Prudence hasn’t developed any self-service skills and fully depends on the caregivers in the facility. She cannot control her physiological needs (she wears dippers). Her sleep is calm.

*** 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 ***

Boy: 2005

Diagnosis: strabismus; mild mental delay

Listed: June 2017

Rowen is calm, sociable and affectionate. He is well-accepted and liked by others. He is able to establish friendships and communicates well with the other children in his group. Rowen has a best friend with whom he likes to spend his spare time in joint games and laughter. Rowen is very sincere and expresses his emotions openly. He is positively predisposed to others. He doesn’t demonstrate depression, aggression or self-aggression. 

In his spare time Rowen likes to play with toys and watching cartoons on the TV.

Rowen knows what adoption means and very much wants to be adopted. He is dreaming about a big family with mom, dad and siblings.

 

*** 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 ***

Girl: 2004

Special needs: congenital microphthalmia of the left eye; strabismus

Listed: June 2017

Verity has well-developed hygiene habits. She eats independently, uses the cutlery adequately and has developed all of her self-service skills.

Verity is sociable, friendly, responsive and affectionate. She likes being among other people. She prefers interacting with peers, but she also communicates well with adults.

Verity likes to play with other children, especially sport games. In her spare time she likes watching TV or listening to music.  Her dream is to become a singer.

*** 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 ***

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Savana has Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease (PDA). She came into care when she was about 8 months old and has been living in the orphanage since that time. Savana can walk unsupported and say a few words. She likes playing on the slide and her favorite toys are balls— her report mentions several times how much she likes them! Savana gets along well with the other children.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Guardian Angelbert-2016Boy, born February 2008

Listed: March 22, 2013

Bert has cerebral palsy; we don’t have any specific information

 

NEW VIDEO!!  A new video of Bert!!! He looks to still be in the baby house. He bertneeds a family NOW! He is so adorable!

Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/ZlnVHrFiH8k

Bert’s younger brother, Ernie, has been adopted domestically.  Please note, there is limited information on all children. Some children may have FAS, Autism, RAD or other institutional behaviors NOT diagnosed or disclosed.

*** 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 ***

Male: 2004

Listed: 5/2017

Joran is a happy, loving young boy. He has Infantile cerebral palsy and spastic quadriparesis. He also has epilepsy and a severe mental delay. His motor skills are severely impaired and he cannot walk alone without a supporting equipment. He is extremely sensitive to sounds and touch. When he needs attention, or is hungry, he will cry. He shows emotions in different ways but is very calm and positive.

Joran enjoys listening to music, watching cartoons, listening to stories and looking at pictures. He is very dependent on adults for everyday needs.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

*** 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 ***

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Darling Theresa is close with and attached to her foster mother and early education teachers. She will laugh at her foster mother when she sees her coming and loves giving her big hugs. She likes playing with other kids and gets along well with the other children and her caretakers. Theresa has a toy she just loves playing with and she can play with it for long periods of time. Theresa could hold up her head at 5 months of age, sit independently at 8 months, crawl at 10 months, stand with support at 12 months, walk with assistance at 14 months, and walk on her own at 18 months. At 18 months, Theresa could say ‘Mama.’ Now, when she sees food on the table, she will point to it and say “ah!” She was able to respond to her name being called by 12 months and could understand simple directions from adults at 18 months. If you reach out your hands to her and tell her “mama hold you,” she would crawl towards you. Theresa was born with down syndrome and came into care at about 7 months of age. She’s ready and waiting for her forever family to see her so she can snuggle and love on them daily.

The agency which currently has Theresa’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$1,009.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Recently turned 4-year-old Carlie is an adorable little girl who was born with down syndrome. Carlie love colorful toys and any activities outdoors! Carlie was found in a flower bed under a bridge and came into care at approximately 4-5 months of age. At that time, she could hold her head up and put her hands in front of her eyes to look and play. By one year of age, she could babble, laugh when playing with others, sit with support, roll over, and move toys from one hand to the other. At two, she could sit independently, crawl, and turn the pages of books. She also became very attached to her caregiver. By three, she could stand while holding onto something and put objects into a cup and take them out. Carlie is currently attending a school inside her orphanage. She gets along well with the other children, but is quiet and uses words like aunt and teacher, but not clearly. As of fall, she was not yet potty trained. When Carlie meets new people, she will wave her hands and blow them a kiss- a little charmer! When others are showing her attention, she will smile and approach them on her own. She is a well-behaved little girl.

The agency which currently has Sheena’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$49.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed: May 2017

Eden is an adorable little four-year-old girl! She was born with down syndrome and congenital heart defects – VSD, double outlet of RV, and pulmonary stenosis. Eden is described by her caretakers as active, sweet, and very pretty. She loves music with a quick rhythm and toys that make sounds. She also enjoys snuggling with her caretakers and often called out mama when she needed something. Her file is outdated, but at the age of two, Eden was walking, needed reminders to go to the bathroom, was holding her own food, and was using single words. She loves to giggle when she is playing and when she is happy. Eden’s agency has received a written update, new pictures, and precious new videos!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$1,143.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born late 2009
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Evan is a 7 year old boy with Down Syndrome and an anorectal malformation that has already been operated on. He is described as a happy child and attends school with special educator. He is friendly with peers and visitors, has some independent skills and can speaks a few words.

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

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

Boy, born early 2012
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Jordan is a 5 year old boy with Down Syndrome. He is described as extremely friendly and easily soothed. Despite his language and developmental delays, he enjoys playing with the other children in his orphanage.

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

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born summer 2012
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Emma is an adorable girl with Down syndrome.  Emma is from a predominantly Christian state in Northeastern India that boarders with Myanmar. She is described as happy and enjoys playing with other children.

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

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy: 2006

Listed: May 2017

Grayden was born prematurely and suffered an intraventricular hemorrhage. His diagnoses include Congenital Cardiac malformation (moderately large inter-chamber cardiac defect), atresia of the duodenum – condition after surgery, moderate mental delay, hypotrophy first-second degree, Iron-insufficiency anemia and lagging in the neuro-psychological development.

The child is active, walks alone and takes part in mobile games. He can go up and down the stairs. When performing complicated actions, he has difficulties coordinating his hands and legs. The child’s fine motor skills are not poorly developed. He can grab an object with his hand and scribbles on a piece of paper.

The child’s notions and perceptions are poor and not accurate. His visual perception is slow. The involuntary attention is prevailing. His active attention is difficult to attract and hold. His concentration is weak. His memory is short termed and with poor reproducing. All thinking processes (analysis, summarizing and conclusion) are not developed.

No depression is observed. The child is with hypokinetic syndrome and his hyperactive behavior requires constant control.

The child likes to go on walks. He likes to be around children and likes to hug them. He likes to participate in activities with musical accompaniment. He explores objects by holding them, throwing and breaking them. The child likes to play chase with the other children, to watch music shows and listen to the radio and also to talk to his toys. He plays with different toys, he has good imagination and can play alone. He prefers games with ball.

*** 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 ***

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Emma has Down Syndrome, but is otherwise a healthy girl. She came into care when she was about 3 months old and joined a foster family when she was two. She likes to play with her foster family (she has 3 foster siblings) and is particularly close to her foster mom. She attends a special school program, and can now speak a few words. She likes going to school and smiles often.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$521.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013
CO-1
Down syndrome

Jais is generally healthy.

Jais is calm and loving towards those around him. He expresses his desires easily.

Listed: April 2017

A specific agency has a $2,500 grant available for his adoption.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$6,486.77 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Sibling Pair, ages 11 & 8
T-2sibs

Hailey has developmental delays and vision issues

Hailey & Hugh need to be together!!

Listed: April 2017

These siblings are unfortunately living apart, as the children are housed by age and gender at the facilities. They miss each other a lot and they’re both always happy to see each other when they can get together. They want to be together long term in the same adopted family.

Hailey is described by her caregivers as mild, positive, vivacious and well-behaved. She’s small for her age, wears glasses and has a small vocabulary. She’s easily distracted but has made great improvement in comprehension. Hailey’s a warm-hearted girl who finds pleasure in helping others. She remembers her birth family but is excited to start a new life with an adoptive family—as long as she isn’t separated from her brother.

Hugh is filled with curiosity about the world, often asking “why?” He speaks well and is reported to cooperative and able to follow rules. Like his big sister, he’s easily distracted but he works hard on his schoolwork. He attends primary school and mixes well with the other kids his age. His caregivers describe him as a good boy, energetic and usually happy. He’s been very clear he wants to be adopted with his sister.

There’s a $4000 grant for families who qualify to help with adoption expenses, available from the agency.  Video is available.

*** We are 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 ***

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Congenital retinal degeneration, developmental delays

Listed: April 2017

UPDATE 2018:  There are several other photos & videos available.  Harlow desperately needs a family.   She really cannot wait years to be adopted without any medical care or better care at the orphanage to give her the stimulation she needs.  Without this care, she will sink further and further to the point she may not be able to be reached.

From the agency:  When the update came in, it was hard to read. But I powered through. Until I saw this:

 

“Please describe his/her personalities in detail? No personality”

No personality. No personality. I kept reading it over and over again. No personality. This cannot be so. Her referral, from two years ago, describes her as “giggles when she is touched; lovely when she smiles; enjoys that someone accompanies and plays with her.” Now, no personality.

In continuing to read the update, and comparing it to the two year old referral, it is pretty clear that Harlow has been forgotten. She does not go to school. She cannot perform any fine motor skills simply because she cannot see. She cannot perform most gross motor skills simply because she is given no chance to. She spends her days in her crib. Alone.

I am fairly certain that it should not read ‘no personality,’ but instead should read ‘no spirit,’ or ‘lost spirit,’ or ‘crushed spirit.’ It is not her personality that is lacking, but her spirit slipping away. She has been given up on by those around her, and has no other option but to give up on herself.

Harlow lives in dark, quiet solitude. No place for a child. She has lost hope. But we have not. We still see potential. We still see hope. And we will continue to share about Harlow until a family – HER family – sees it too.

The update is concluded with:  “Anything else you think the family should know about this child? No”

A response laden with hopelessness and doubt. A response lacking any type of love or compassion for this child. This soul whose spirit is in there somewhere, but if she stays where she is, will soon be gone forever.

The agency that currently has Harlow’s file is also offering a $1500 grant.

$8,093.82 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome/CHD (post surgery)

Listed: March 2017

Meet Annie! This sweet and sometimes serious little one recently turned 3 years old. Her file is outdated, so we have requested new info. Annie came into care as a baby, and was found to have Down syndrome, as well as a heart condition. She has received surgery for her CHD, but the surgery report is not in her file. Hopefully, we will know more very soon. We do know Annie is a spunky, active little girl who enjoys playing. She has the delays typical of a child with Down syndrome, so she may require some therapy when she comes home. Annie is an expressive, adorable little girl, who is waiting for her very own family.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born: 2004

Diagnoses:  Grand Mal seizures; Epilepsy Partialis; brain edema; attachment disorder; Nocturnal Enuresis; learning abilities.

Listed: April 2017

Kelan is from Eastern Europe.  He was placed in a baby house shortly after birth and is currently residing in a group home for children.  Kelan’s attention is lacking.  He can concentrate on routine tasks for short periods of time. His memory is not accurate and his thinking process is slow.  Although his vocabulary needs improvement, he understands the meaning of the words used in everyday life.  He does not have good communication skills but he can express his emotions. He often violates the personal space of others. His self-evaluation of himself wavers as sometimes it is too high and other times it is too low. He cannot maintain friendships. He quickly loses interest in the learning process at school and doesn’t follow the rules.

Kelan is a happy and cheerful child!  He is very emotional. He wants to play with the other children but often teases them by taking their possessions and insults them which leads to conflicts. He insults the other children, throws things at them and uses bad words. After a while he calms down. He easily gets upset. Sometimes he overreacts by crying or laughing.  It is important for him to receive approval from adults (including the teachers at school) but does not always comply with requirements. He is affectionate and seeks care from adults. He is not shy and does not feel guilt. He likes to help with the household chores – cooks, cleans, irons. He participates in culinary clubs. He likes to play with the children from the group home. He also likes physical activities: soccer, volleyball, badminton, and riding bikes.

*** 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 ***

Boy 2008

Listed: April 2017

Diagnosis:  Infantile cerebral palsy – quadric paresis; Severe to deep mental delay; Delay in the neuro-psychological development.

Kessler lived with his birth parents until he was almost 3-years-old when he was placed in an orphanage.  He currently resides in a group home.

Kessler can turn from his back to his belly and vice versa. He crawls using his hands and can sit when held by his hands.  He can sit with support for a longer period of time. He can reach out and grab a toy. When purposefully looking, he can coordinate the movement of his arms – he can thread rings on a stable axis with help from an adult. His notions and perceptions are not full. He is not oriented in a social environment. His concentration and attention are weak. Sometimes he looks at objects and can follow them. His involuntary attention is better than his active attention as it is hard to attract and to hold. His memory is with reduced volume and short-termed.

Most of the times, Kessler is happy. He seeks approval, attention and love from adults, attention and love. His reactions to positive emotional stimuli are adequate. He is apt to change his mood depending on the circumstances. He is attached to the staff.  Kessler makes undetermined and happy sounds that are the result of other people talking to him. He is communicative and curious.  When he is awake, he spends his time among the other children and interacts with them. He perceives their sounds, touch and reacts by moving his hands, turning his head, making sounds and laughing. He understands poor behavior and will stop unwanted actions.

Kessler can manipulate objects.  He plays with rubber toys, rattles and likes to move a ball in a labyrinth. He holds the toy for a short period of time and bites it. He can look at a toy for longer period if the toy lights up. His sleep is calm. He is dependent on the staff for his basic needs. He is fed by the staff.

*** 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 ***

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome; esotropia of both eyes

Listed: March 2017

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$6.66 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, polydactylism of left hand

Listed: March 2017

 

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

 

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$5.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born February 2012Quinntavius (1)
PRC
Limb difference

Listed: May 26, 2015

3 year old Quinntavius is missing his right hand. It looks as if he may have ptosis (droopy eye lid) of his left eye, but that is not a formal diagnosis. Quinntavius likes to look at picture books and be read to. He really enjoys going outside and playing and basking in the sunshine. Quinntavius has good fine motor skills and is very observant.

 

He knows his name and likes hearing his named called. Quinntavius has good expression and is very curious. He is a quiet boy and doesn’t cry often. He can combine actions with words, such as shaking his head no and saying no. He really likes to play with toys, especially blocks, and he enjoys rolling balls. Quinntavius sounds like a wonderful little boy who doesn’t let anything stop him. Now he just needs a forever family of his own!

Video available from spring 2017.

$5,313.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Lillie is 4.5 years old with a rosy complexion. She is described as active and bright with a ready smile. Lillie is very social and loves to play. Her verbal skills are not very strong, but she can say “Dad” and “Mom” and some short phrases. She can understand simple things that adults say.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$126.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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thomasBoy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Lively Thomas likes kicking ball and listening to music! He is currently in kindergarten and is talkative and sometimes mischievous! He is fond of others, shares well, and is known to comfort those who are sick of his own initiative. He is described as very active and energetic! Thomas has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, but he considered healthy otherwise and is rarely sick. Thomas is ready to find his forever family!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$206.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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steven-2 stevenBoy, age 10
Spinal muscle atrophy; moderate mental delay

Listed: Feb 2017

Steven’s general motor skills are good, however, he walks with a waddling gait and it is difficult for him to stand up after squatting position. Steven’s fine motor skills are weak and his concentration is only held for about one-two minutes. Memorization capacity and imagination are poor. He can carry out instructions and has good visual contact. Steven’s intellectual abilities are limited even though there is the impression that he understands his surroundings. Steven is non-verbal; he communicates by mimics and gestures. He pronounces syllables and some words but his speech is incomprehensible. Steven likes to play outside in a sandbox, go down slides and swing on the swing set. He is happy when there are children around him and he will share his toys with others.

*** 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 ***

rowan-reisenjozyGirl, born 2013
HIV

boy, born 2008
mental delays

boy, born 2010
mental delays

Listed: Jan 26, 2017

The dynamic duo – here come Rowan and Reisen. Their smile can light up a room and they are certain to win you over with their little boy charm. Both love cars and chocolate. Rowan has been hosted before last summer; Reisen just recently arrived at the orphanage. Both boys have some developmental delays, but are teacher’s favorites. Rowan has grown leaps and bounds since he was last hosted in the US, in every way possible.

Rowan: Loves cars, Happy & Playful, Speech delays; Reisen: Outoging lil bro, Artistic explorer, Friendly

From Dec 2016:
They appeared to be very hyper, having serious behavioral issues and mental delays. They changed families during hosting program because first hosting family couldn’t handle them.

Their sister can be adopted separately from them but adoptive family needs to have approval for three children in order for us to be able to separate them. She lives in a different orphanage from them.

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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 ***

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 ***

lorne1Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2017

Lorne is a quiet, observant little boy who preferred to stay on his caregivers lap rather than play with us, but once we got the little music toy out he was much more willing to come to us. Lorne wasn’t quite walking when we (agency staff) saw him in October, but he took steps if you held his little hands. He follows simple commands and loves toys that make sounds.

His file describes him as a well behaved lovely boy. Could this little sweetheart be your son? You can read more about Lorne and see additional photos in this blogpost.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

 

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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zayn-small-photozayn-photo-3 Boy, born March 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Zayn, 6, was abandoned at 1 month old with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Zayn is described as an active little boy. He can run and go upstairs and downstairs by himself. He is fond of listening and dancing to music! He enjoys playing interactive games and greeting familiar people. Zayn can understand instructions from adults, but struggles to express himself. He can say simple words, but cannot speak in complete sentences. Zayn has some self-care ability. He can put on his shoes and socks by himself and can feed himself. He is not potty-trained and must wear a diaper. Zayn has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. He loves to play with a toy broom and dustpan.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

duke-photo-1 duke-small-photoBoy, born July 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Duke, 3, was abandoned at 2 months old. Upon admission to the orphanage, he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). His caretakers described him as an active, bright and smart kid. Duke has great gross motor skills. He can walk on his own, move around obstacles, and play actively, such as kicking and chasing a ball outside. He is well behaved and follows instructions from his teacher when given. Duke can imitate simple language such as dad, mom, and aunt. He is also able to have simple interactions with his caregivers. Duke knows his shapes, the names of clothes, and the names of five organs! His fine motor skills are good as well. He can pick up and move small objects, he can put shapes into their correct positions, and can hold a pen to color with. Duke has good self-care ability. He can feed himself, put his shoes and socks on and off, help his caregiver receive and pass objects, wipe his own nose, and wash his hands and face without help. Duke does still wear a diaper. Duke is fond of listening to music, playing with toys, and playing games. He loves to play interactive games and his favorite toy is a light-up music box. Can Duke find a home with your family?

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$305.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

daniella-photo-5 daniella-photo-3Girl, born February 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Daniella, 6, is described as an active and bright girl though her intellectual capabilities are behind that of her peers. She can use simple language, but cannot speak whole sentences. Her caretakers believe she has the intent to speak but is unable to do so clearly. Instead, Daniella often expresses herself through her actions. She enjoys listening to children’s songs and being read short stories. Daniella can run and enjoys body rhythm training where she is asked to do movements that imitate different animals. She can feed herself, put on her shoes, and clean up after herself. She is not potty-trained and must wear a diaper. Daniella gets along well with her caregivers and peers in the institute. She enjoys watching TV and playing house (i.e. cooking, cleaning).   Daniella’s video.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

parkerBoy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, possible hearing loss

Listed: Dec 20, 2016

Parker came into care shortly after birth. He has Down Syndrome and possibly some hearing loss in his left ear. This cute little guy goes to preschool five days a week in the orphanage. He can speak many words and follows instructions. Active and affectionate, Parker loves to give kisses! Agency member met this little guy recently and many photos and videos are on file. Parker has a sweet personality!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$37.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

hazel1Girl, born September 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Listed: Dec 19, 2016

Hazel is darling little girl, born in September of 2012, who is described as adorable and sweet. Hazel is extroverted, active, and loves playing with other children in a group. She also likes to interact with adults and can follow simple instructions well. She likes cartoons and she will laugh at the funny parts of them! Hazel has good gross and fine motor skills. She can walk and go up and down stairs by herself, throw and pick up a ball when playing catch with someone, and eat snacks by herself. Like many other children with Down syndrome, Hazel has delayed language abilities compared with other children her age. However, she is able to speak simple words like “mom” and “dad” and say “bye bye.” She can also express many of her needs and wants by using simple sign language gestures, such as expressing when she wants to eat. Hazel did have CHD (PDA; PH) when she was younger, but she has had heart surgery and now appears to have no heart-related issues. Hazel has waited long enough! Could she be your daughter?

Hazel has a $2,500 grant through her current adoption agency!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$1,600.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

emeryemery-pic-2Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2016

Emery is well adapted to her daily routine in the orphanage. She eats three meals a day but doesn’t have a big appetite and doesn’t care for snacks or desserts. The orphanage staff make efforts to enrich her days to help her development by watching TV, listening to music, playing with toys and taking her out for outdoor activities.

Her motion development is slightly delayed compared to other children but staff feel this is due to her being in orphanage life and not with a family. They say her opportunities are more limited there although she does participate in rehabilitation training in the institute. At the time of her report she was 3.5 years old and could sit independently, hold toys to play and walk holding the wall. She was described as being extroverted, well liked and having a ready smile. Emory could take off her socks and pants and was in good physical condition, but wasn’t yet speaking. Orphanage staff hope she will be adopted by a family who can educate her and help her grow up to be a happy girl.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

wyoming-2 wyoming-1Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed Dec 7, 2016

Wyoming is wise as ice. That is what Wyoming’s caregiver told me about him. When I tried to clarify what she meant, she replied that it meant he was very smart. She continued that he also likes to read books by himself but also play with his little friends, especially on the slide. He delights in tickle games and bouncing balls as you can see in his videos.

Wyoming’s orphanage has shown to cherish all the children in their care, regardless of special need. He is growing well and healthy. He has no known heart condition.  “Motor development: he can go up and down stairs alone, can imitate drawing vertical lines, circles and crosses, and can go upstairs one foot one step.  Adaptability: he can recognize his teacher and caretaker, can know where his bed is, can recognize his favorite toy.   Language and social ability: he can know cold and warm, can put off unlined clothes and pants, and can wash his hands alone.

Personality: he is active and restless, usually likes playing toys, likes music and playing games, likes reading books and watching TV, likes sliding, can imitate the teacher doing some dance movements; has quick reaction, full of energy, likes playing with his mates; occasionally he is obstinate.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

wrennie-2

wrennie-1Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

Wrennie is gentle and quiet by nature. She is introverted but will also play with other children and will interact with her teachers and caregivers. She understands requests made to her and is usually compliant with her caregivers and teachers. She enjoys music time and dancing with the other children. She also likes painting and drawing pictures. She will play with toys of her own choosing.

Wrennie is in good physical condition and has no reported medical issues in general and her heart and respiratory system have been strong. She is able to help take care of her daily needs and likes to imitate the actions of her teachers and caregivers. She is drawn to pretty things and adores wearing them as well.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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