Congratulations to all of these beautiful and deserving children who have now found committed adoptive families through Reece’s Rainbow!

To follow along with each family’s adoption journey click here.

To see all of our Homecomings celebrations click here.

All of these children are in various stages of the adoption process.  Once they are home, they will be removed from this page. Your prayers for these children and their new families are greatly appreciated!

Killian

Boy, born 2003

mild mental delay

Listed: September 2017

 

*** 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 ***

Beatriz

Girl, born 2017

down syndrome
torticollis
sequelae of protein-energy malnutrition

 

 

Levi

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula

 

$1,154.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bodey

BodeyBoy, born December 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 6, 2016

Bodey was found abandoned when he was around 3 months old. His weight has increased since entering the institute and at the time of his report he was 8 months old and his physical development was similar to his peers. Bodey could keep his head up when lying on his stomach, roll over, take off his socks, follow people around the room with his eyes and turn his head to look for an object. He expressed joy when being played with, held toys in his hands and played. Bodey would express happiness when seeing food! He was described as being extroverted, active and smiley. Bodey also enjoyed listening to music and being cuddled. Caretakers could stop his crying by picking him up and he responded actively to stimulation of new things and strangers.

UPDATE January 2018: At 2.5 years of age- he is a little ball of sunshine – very cheerful, happy, and active. So pleased whenever anyone pays attention to him. His smile radiates through his whole body. Occasionally he gets a flu, no other medical changes.

He can walk, doesn’t speak, he can make simple sounds, but his articulation is not clear. He can understand instructions given to him, he cannot go potty by himself, he can feed himself for some of the time but sometimes still needs help. He cannot dress himself, he can identify simple objects, he likes to play with toy cars and balls.

$1,301.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Shannen

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, alpha thalassemia (carrier only)

Listed: August 2018

Shannen could not be more precious! Shannen makes great eye contact when adults are talking to her and she can tightly grasp onto things, such as her caregiver’s fingers. She knows how to roll over. Shannen’s caretakers describe her as quiet and smiley. When she gets upset, holding her hand helps her to calm down. She is very observant and responds to sounds around her. Shannen is from one of our former partnership orphanages and her file is brand new! We hope Shannen is home with her forever family to celebrate her 2nd birthday!

VIDEOS:  Video 1, Video 2

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

$1,239.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Calvin Henry

Boy, born 2018

updated pic 11/18!

Down syndrome
Other congenital malformations of cardiac septa

Listed: Nov 2018

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

Gracyn

Girl, born 2014

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus
mild intellectual disabilities
Congenital talipes calcaneovarus (clubbed feet)
Congenital dislocation of hip, bilateral
Optic atrophy
Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies

She needs out asap!
They cannot keep her in the baby orphanage longer. She faces transferring to institution soon!

$505.88 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lainey

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Cerebral Palsy or SMA

Listed: May 2018

Lainey is a beautiful and special little girl, born in August of 2012. She is thoughtful, talkative, and adored by her caretakers at Alenah’s Home. Lainey likes to listen to music, paint, and spend time with her friends. She has a beautiful smile that just warms your heart and a light about her that makes you just want to love her! Lainey loves dolls, especially Anna and Elsa from Frozen. She also likes story books and will let the volunteers read a story for her. Her language development is excellent and she enjoys conversing with others and especially asking ‘Why?’ Lainey can use her arms much more than her legs right now. She can use a cup to drink water or milk, and she can stack blocks. Lainey can sit with support, but cannot walk, as she was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy (weak lower limbs only).

There is a strong possibility that Lainey actually has SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), which is a genetic disease which affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord. https://www.mda.org/disease/spinal-muscular-atrophy There are different types of SMA and a lot of research is being done in this area. There is a new drug called Nusinersen being used in clinical trials that is showing promise to treat some patients with SMA. We hope Lainey will soon find a loving who will help her get the medical care she needs.

$301.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kade

Boy, born 2018

down syndrome
ventricular septal defect
other hydrocele

Stanis

stanis

Boy, born 2010

severe intellectual disabilities, Epilepsy, Congenital hydrocephalus

Can’t wait to see a smile on his face!

ADOPTED!!

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ainsley

Girl, born 2014

Ankle contractures

Listed: July 2018

Ainsley is listed as having cerebral palsy, but despite contractures (limited motion) in both ankles, none of her other muscles/joints seem to be affected. She has good motor control and strength. She is motivated to stand and walk. She pulls to stand and tries to stand in the middle of the floor throughout the day. Currently, her ankle contractures make it difficult for her to balance on her feet and stand independently. However, we are looking into treatment for her ankles and she is expected to be an independent walker after treatment.

Ainsley transferred to her current home in June 2018 and has already made remarkable progress. She can crawl and scoot very quickly around the home. She loves playing with musical instruments and will seek them out to play with. She also likes playing catch and has quite a good arm for a small girl. She previously had no exposure to English but now responds to several English commands. She also says several words such as “hi”, “bye”, and her name. She has picked up on several ASL signs which are used in the home. She has an incredibly expressive face and loves making silly faces and expressions (such as repeatedly raising her eyebrows) to make others laugh. She loves engaging in playful connection games with trusted caregivers. She seeks out preferred caregivers for affection. She is very bright and perceptive. She has great potential to learn and would thrive in a family.

Update December 2018: Ainsley received serial casts on her ankles to gradually shift them from their previous, fixed position (flexed with toes pointed down) to a more neutral position. The treatment was successful, and Ainsley can now get both feet flat on the floor when standing. She started wearing orthotics to help her maintain the current position of her ankles. She is now working on balancing in standing and walking. She can walk holding an adult’s hand or pushing a small chair or push toy. She is able to go up and down stairs by crawling/scooting. Ainsley’s ability to sustain attention on a task and engage in a structured activity has greatly improved in the past months. She now knows the motions to several action songs. Her language skills are growing. New words include “yes”, “no”, “water”, “book”, “ball”, “uh-oh”, and “finished”. She loves to be cuddled and seeks attention and interaction with adults and kids in her environment. Videos available!

A specific adoption agency has offered a grant of $5000, to an eligible family for adoption expenses.

$1,356.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Scout

scoutscout-2016Girl, born 2009

Blind; other disorder of the central nervous system; severe mental delays; congenital aphakia; degenerated conditions of globes
cardiomopathy; metatarsus varus; umbilical hernia; mild protein-energy malnutrition

Listed: July 26, 2016

NEW PIC:  December 2016  Scout is living in an adult mental institution.  She is blind, and hidden in her own dark world behind the walls of this place.  PLEASE help us find her family!

$2,009.66 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tessa

Girl, born March 2006
PRC
Spina Bifida, spinal meningocele

Listed: Oct 2018

Tessa needs to be adopted prior to her 14th birthday (early 2020)!

Tessa is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! Tessa was initially diagnosed with spina bifida and spinal meningocele, and later with chronic kidney disease and moderate anemia. Tessa is mature, strong, polite and well-liked. Despite her complicated medical history, she continues to work hard in school, treat others with kindness, and be optimistic. She enjoys music, drawing, dancing, and reading. Her favorite musical instruments are the zither and the piano. Tessa also really enjoys fashion and beauty. She likes to pick out cute outfits and do her hair to match! Her caretakers say she is hygienic, organized and that she enjoys cleaning. Tessa makes her bed and tidies her room every morning without being asked. She is well-liked by both her peers and adults in the orphanage. The adults feel that Tessa is much more mature than peers her age, as evidenced by her frequent and advanced conversations with them. She gets along well with her teachers and is described by them as being polite and respectful. At the time her report was written, Tessa was in fourth grade and was said to be clever. Her medical needs mean that she misses school frequently, but she has excellent grades and reads in her free time. She is said to be above average intellectually.

Tessa had surgery in 2007 to repair her meningocele. Then in 2011, she had surgery to correct a neurogenic bladder. She had another surgery in 2012 to correct a nephroblastoma on her right kidney, and finally, she had surgery in 2014 to treat her chronic kidney disease (stage V) and moderate anemia. Currently, Tessa has dialysis twice per week and blood transfusions twice per month. She also has her blood and urine reviewed each week. She receives medications and a specialized diet to treat her chronic kidney disease and anemia. Tessa would like to be adopted. She desperately needs a family for many reasons, but a family will most certainly make a significant difference for her medical needs and for her future!

Additional photos and information available.

$630.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jenni

jenniGirl, born 2010

Pierre Robin syndrome, slight mental delay

New picture (left) May 2017.

She had surgery for cleft palate. She doesn’t speak but snuffles. She congenitally has very low palate. She most likely will never talk normally.

Jenni has a 17-year-old brother that a family must be approved for, as well.

From a family who met her in August 2017:
Jenni is a sweet, very cute little girl with a lot of personality. She is bubbly and does talk (although we didn’t know what she was saying) and was quick to come to us and cry out for us to be her Mama and Papa. She is very small for her age. She was friends with our daughter but was transferred to an older class so we only saw her on our first visit. She is so ready to be in a family and we believe she would absolutely thrive!

VIDEO

$1,049.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bailey

Girl, born 2017

Disorder of brain, unspecified
Atrial septal defect
Blind in one eye

Listed: Oct 2018

$1,073.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sue

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (PDA)

Sue is an absolutely adorable little girl who has Down syndrome and a heart condition (PDA). She is described by her caregivers as a bright girl with a ready smile who is pleasant and gregarious and likes playing with other children. She has made great progress and is well loved by her caregivers.

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

Dasha

Girl, born 2004

Cerebral palsy

Listed: June 2018

Dasha has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

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AUGUSTUS

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

$1,441.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Posey

30417092736poseyGirl, born Nov 2008

Cerebral palsy, double hemiplegia with severe movement disorders, symptomatic epilepsy (frontal lobe, focal) with partial seizures with secondary generalization, significant mental delays, optic nerves atrophy.

Listed: April 17, 2013

This sweet girl needs a family to help her bloom!

It has been at least a year since Posey was transferred to the older child institution.

From a family who met her in late 2016:  Posey is a tiny, dainty little girl. She sometimes seems a bit cautious of her surroundings due to her vision impairment. Orphanages can be scary places. Posey is in the bedridden wing of her institution.  She was out in the open in a group of a few of the healthiest looking children. Sometimes when there are visitors to the orphanage this group is taken out of their beds and cribs. They are placed in wheelchairs in front of a TV in a main room. Since Posey was in this group I am REALLY hoping it will mean she is getting some extra food and attention.

My husband had a great time playing with her. She smiled and interacted with him. She seems to be completely blind, but she does turn her head to follow the sound of your voice. She held onto his fingers with her hands. I don’t know how much she can move in general because she is always laying down or rarely out in a chair like that. She would benefit SO much from therapy and medication to keep her muscles loose. He said she is absolutely beautiful, but we already knew that.

Posey has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

Tristan

tristan-2016tristan-2016Boy, born 2003

Probable FAS

Listed: February 22, 2013

New photo and video, July 2016!

Mental delays, but otherwise healthy.  Tristan’s younger sister was adopted by a different family, and his older sister has aged out. He is a very nice, capable, and curious boy!

From a missionary who has met him:  He wants a family! He is very tiny. He is a sweet loving kid. He can get very excited sometimes.

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/497DghZ51LY

Tristan has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

Stellan

Boy, born 2005
PRC
Morquio

**URGENT- AGING OUT!**

Stellan is a smart and sweet young man, born in April of 2005. Stellan’s file lists malformation of vertebral column as his special need, but it has been determined that he has Morquio (MPS). Stellan is a model student who loves not only language, but acting as well! He loves to draw, write, sing, and dance. He’s described as polite, respectful, outgoing, active, positive, and brave. Stellan is a great kid who leaves a strong impression on those who meet him. Be sure to watch his videos and read all the comments from visitors who have met him below! Stellan’s family must see him and get him home before early April of 2019!  Please help us spread the word about this amazing kid!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3   Brand new video

One visitor said: “Stellan is a very special little boy I had the opportunity to meet this past spring. He has been in orphanage care all his life and yet at 13 years old, he is still waiting. He will age out in April of next year if a family doesn’t move forward soon. I was told he can transfer to his wheelchair independently and can walk for a bit with a walker and even join dance performances with his class for short amounts of time. When I met him, he was shy and polite and had a beautiful timid smile. A girl in his class started to sing and he joined in. When he finished he said he wasn’t as good as singing as she was and I told him he should do something he enjoyed and was good at. He chose to recite poetry for me. When I asked what he liked, he said he liked to read and when I asked what he didn’t like he said math. Things are not accessible in China for someone with mobility issues and his future does not look good if he doesn’t find a family. He was really sweet and appropriately shy around strangers, but with some encouragement he showed me his art and homework and he was so proud. In his class, there was an older girl matched with a family and he was so genuinely happy for her. There was also a boy who had aged out and the contrast was heartbreaking.”

A traveling mom who met Stellan said: “I met this fella in December of 2017. He is an absolute gem! Our new daughter, Clara, kept getting in his space and trying to push his chair. He really took her behavior in stride and was so patient and pleasant. There was just something so precious about him.”

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Stellan’s adoption with his current adoption agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.  The LPA also has a $5,000 grant for his adoption!

$121.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Abraham

DOB March 2015

VSD 2mm (closing on its own, no surgical intervention required), underdeveloped optic nerve in left eye, hypospadias, respiratory problems. His visual impairment is minor and largely does not affect his day to day life, although his depth perception is slightly off.

Listed: Dec 2018

Abraham is a very active and joyful child. He attends an on site preschool and enjoys going to circle time every morning. He can do the motions to songs and sing along with simple preschool songs such as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and ABCs. He can count up to 10-15 and identify his body parts. Abraham works 1:1 with his teacher on colors, shapes, and counting. Abraham has been walking since June 2017 and is very active. He runs, dances, jumps with 2 feet off the ground, and can go up and down stairs. He has some sensory needs and can be both sensory seeking and sensory resistant depending on the situation. Abraham is very attached to his primary caregiver and gets along with the other kids in the home. He has a large vocabulary in both English and his native language but sometimes is echolalic in speech although this has decreased significantly towards the end of 2018. He has a love for the guitar. He even holds it properly and loves to sing songs while strumming. Abraham understands what is being asked of him and can answer simple questions properly. Abraham is a silly boy full of laughter and personality. He loves to laugh and make other people laugh with his antics.

$180.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Preston

Boy, born 2010

Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy
Other organic personality and behavioural disorders due to brain disease, damage and dysfunction
Congenital deformity of feet
Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements
optic atrophy
epileptic syndrome

Listed: Sept 2018

From a family who knows him:
Preston is a very special boy who has already impacted many people in his short life. He lived with his birth family for his first four years until they felt they could not care for him anymore and put him in the baby house orphanage. In 2016 he was transferred from the baby house to an institution on the verge of death. Volunteers went to the institution in the night to help him and after many phone calls to authorities at the very top of the country’s government he was sent to a hospital instead of being left to die. That miraculous night started a train of events that brought Preston to the forefront of his country’s policies and procedures surrounding orphan care. Many people all over the country were outraged by his plight, and at the same time moved by his sweet spirit and beautiful smile.

Preston is a special case in that he is available for international adoption, but he lives with a local foster family. The foster family adore Preston and are are bonded to him. Although it breaks their hearts to release him, they know he needs to be adopted in order to live up to his full potential.

His list of diagnoses is daunting, but that list does not well represent the boy that we know so well. The Preston we know is a bright, social child that loves cars, trucks, sweets and animals and is deeply attached to his foster family. He loves to play like other boys, but his body just won’t cooperate, so he needs a lot of assistance in daily life. He doesn’t walk, but REALLY wants to. He understands everything that is said to him and wants to talk so bad! He tries to say some words, but is difficult to understand.

Preston will bring amazing joy to an adoptive family. He has already brought those who know him much joy and life. He is one loved boy!

$8,757.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Erin

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, polydactylism

Listed: August 2017

Erin is a beautiful 20-month-old baby girl who is said to be easy-going and gentle. She is good at sitting on her own and likes to sit in the a skate cart or walker too. Erin is good at searching for the source of sound and she gets along well with everyone. Erin was born with Down Syndrome, a funnel chest, polydactylism of bilateral thumbs, and congenital heart defects- VSD and ASD. She has had surgery on her heart in October of 2016. After she was discharged at the end of October, she moved into Love Without Boundaries’ Healing Home. She is a good eater and sleeper. Agency staff has met her.  Erin’s beautiful smile will surely make every day more joyful. Please help us spread the word about Erin so we can find her a forever family soon!

$201.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kipp

Boy, born 2004

updated medical Dec 18: spina bifida with tethered cord

Kipp is a sweet, caring, helpful, and active 14-year-old boy. He has a willingness to help others and enjoys having attention from anyone. When one of our volunteers met him, he grabbed her hand and led her to see his artwork.

Listed: Dec 2018

He has many interests and loves being outdoors. He has a strong interest in soccer, sports cars, and dogs. Kipp does well as part of a family and enjoys helping with cooking and cleaning. He loves to watch tv and play games of all sorts.
Kipp hasn’t been diagnosed but has some physical limitations, but does a great job keeping up with the other kids. His feet turn in and have somewhat of a limp. He wears pull-ups and needs reminders to take care of his personal hygiene but does a great job when he has a caring and consistent adult around.

We are desperate to find him a family. He’s been hosted many seasons through Host Ukraine and will be available again this winter. Every time he says goodbye to his host family at the airport it breaks our hearts.

Kipp deserves a forever family and needs one to step up soon. He will be the greatest addition to any family. Please don’t miss out on this precious boy!

$171.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boyd

40402205812Boy, born December 2012

Listed: April 7, 2014
Congenital pathology of the central nervous system, internal hydrocephalus

New pic January 2017!  Growing up fast, let’s get him HOME.

This tiny little guy needs a mama’s love!

 

$1,945.76 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!

Mila

Pacey

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Several videos available!

Pacey is a precious baby born, born in May of 2017 with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD. Pacey is kind-hearted boy who gets along well with the other children and who is good at sharing toys with others. He really likes colorful toys that make sounds and can be held. Pacey likes being silly with his caretaker and is happy when his caretaker teases him, giggling joyfully. Pacey was rolling over at 5 months of age and he was practicing sitting by 7 months. At the time his file was prepared, he was making many sounds and responding well to his name. Pacey is a happy little boy who loves to smile. It is our hope that he finds his forever family while he is still so young!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Pacey’s adoption with his current adoption agency. There is an extra $1,500 Down Syndrome Awareness grant for families that contract with this agency commit to adopting a child with Down syndrome during the month of October! Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

$0.00 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!

Charissa

Charissa (1)Charissa (2)Girl, born August 2005
PRC
Post-op hydrocephalus and Spina bifida

Listed: January 16, 2014

Charissa is very outgoing and has a ready smile. She goes to school, and learns to sing in the school and can hold a pen with full hand and can imitate drawing lines and simple shapes. Charissa always listen to the teacher in class. She gets along well with other children and likes to have her picture taken. She hopes that she can be adopted by foreigners. Charissa is patiently waiting for the perfect photo-op, the day she meets her new family. Are you ready too?

 

*** 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***

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Oaklee

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Bladder exstrophy and anal atresia

Listed: April 2018

Oaklee is the cutest little boy, born in October of 2013, who is also reported to be very happy and smart. Oaklee has no intellectual or physical disabilities. He likes cartoons, musical toys, singing, dancing, and being cuddled. He likes eating chicken and noodles, but doesn’t like sweets. Oaklee’s medical needs don’t slow him down. He runs, jumps, skips, and climbs stairs. He speaks in full sentences, can converse with adults, and likes to ask questions. Oaklee was born with exstrophy of his bladder and anal atresia. Oaklee had an operation in August of 2016 and because of complications, he had another procedure in September of 2016. The surgeries he had done were not done well and part or all of his colon was removed, which has caused him to have bowel incontinence. He has a ureterostomy on the right side. Oaklee suffers frequent and severe UTI’s and is still in need of additional surgeries ASAP.

Oaklee is very smart, a charmer, talkative, and very capable. He can dress himself, feed himself, and is also able to empty his urostomy bag and seal it up again all by himself. He can be shy with strangers, but once he warms up he loves to be the center of attention and can be quite the performer. Little Flower considers his medical needs urgent and hopes a family will come forward quickly and that his adoption can be expedited. We hope to find a family for Oaklee as soon as possible so he can get home and get the procedures he so desperately needs!

The agency has video available. There is a $1,500 agency grant for Oaklee’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$1,001.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
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Jewel

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Jewel is a beautiful little girl who is described by her caretakers as extroverted, active, and smiley. Jewel can walk alone steadily and can climb up and down stairs. She can take off her socks and shoes, use a cup to drink, and can eat without help. Jewel lives with a foster family. She likes her foster mom and can say ‘mom.’ She is beginning to use gestures to assist with simple instruction. Jewel is a good eater and sleeper. One of her favorite foods is scrambled eggs with tomatoes. Jewel’s hands are flexible and she is able to pick up tiny objects with her thumb and index finger, put them into a bottle, and take them out of the bottle. She can move a block from one hand to the other hand and bang two blocks together. She is also able to cover a bottle with its cap.

Jewel is receiving early education. Her teacher is teaching her to recognize objects using picture cards. Jewel points to the fruit or the animal on the card when asked by the teacher and responds to other’s asking for something she has. Jewel likes watching TV, especially cartoons. She also enjoys exploring new things. She cares about the people in her life and changes that take place around her too. Jewel loves to play with the other children and gets along well with them. She loves playing with toys and participating in outdoor activities. Little miss Jewel seems to be thriving and getting great care while she waits for her forever family to see her! Let’s hope this is the month that happens!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Jewel’s adoption with her current adoption agency. There is an extra $1,500 Down Syndrome Awareness grant for families that contract with this agency, and commit to adopting a child with Down syndrome during the month of October! Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

$1,220.00 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!

Craig

Boy, born 2018

Down Syndrome

 

 

 

Sloane

sloaneGirl, born 2014

spina bifida; hydrocephalus; congenital malformation of the central nervous system; congenital hip dislocation; convergent squint

Listed: July 26, 2016

$73.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption

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Gabby #

 Girl: 2016

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

Gabby is a precious little girl, born in September of 2016 with Down syndrome. . More information, photos, and videos of her will be available SOON! Gabby sure is a cutie!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Gabby’s adoption with Her Current agency. There is an extra $1,500 Down Syndrome Awareness grant for families that contract with her agency and commit to adopting a child with Down syndrome during the month of October!

Gabby needs a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting her as per her listing agencies rules.

$469.00 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!

Hope #

Girl:   2012

Listed: Sep/2018

Special needs: low birth weight (2nd degree of prematurity); infantile cerebral palsy – severe spastic quadriparesis; adenoid vegetation – condition after surgery; left kidney – drainage disturbances at the level of the pelvis; Right kidney – 2nd degree hydronephrosis; tumor formation was noticed dorsally at the basis of the neck; Ultrasound data: tumor formation – non-homogenous formation of fat density; most likely a lipoma r.suprascapularis; atheroma; convergent concomitant strabismus; delayed neuro-psychological development; significantly delayed psychomotor development; severe mental delay.

Hope makes steps when an adult holds her by both hands. She can move with a walker. Hope grabs and holds objects and demonstrates a grasp with a partially opposing thumb. She reaches an interesting object and examines it. Hope is a calm child and does not cry without a reason. She reacts positively to gestures – she smiles and rejoices. No aggression or self-aggression is observed. Hoe is showing more and more interest in interaction and engagement with toys. She listens to children’s songs and watches cartoons. Hope prefers to be among children and adults and would sometimes protest when she is alone.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for her.

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Blakely

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2018

Blakely has Down syndrome. She came to the orphanage when she was four months old and joined a foster family when she was seven months old. Her foster mother loves her very much, and she is attached to her foster family. Blakely can walk alone and climb up on the sofa. She can understand when others speak to her, and has a few words. She can pretend to make a phone call. She eats with a spoon and expresses her needs in gestures. This lovely little girl needs a permanent family of her own.

Blakely also has a $1500 adoption grant with her current adoption agency!

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

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Antonio

Boy, born 2016

Down Syndrome

 

 

$390.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Seamus

Boy, born 2017

Down Syndrome, atrial septal defect, other hydrocele

Listed: April 2017

Such a gift to have this baby listed at such a young age!

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

 

 

Brady

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Epilepsy, mental retardation, and Tuberous Sclerosis.

Listed: March 2018

Brady is a sweet young man that one of our Reece’s Rainbow families met when they traveled to bring their daughter home that won their hearts and they desperately want him to find his family.

Brady will be 11 years old this summer (2018). He is a bright, active young man that enjoys music. He integrates well into group life, but is eager to be adopted by a loving family and would love to have siblings. He has basic self-manage skills, gets along well with teachers, caregivers and other kids, answer questions positively at class, help teachers to tidy the classroom after class. He is willing to help younger children, he is a warm-hearted boy. He likes school. He has learned a lot including language, recognition, common sense, drawing and handcraft class, sports and heal care class, song and rhythm, social skills, labor skills, reading. He can write his name, do simple calculation and recite poems. At class, he would answer questions positively, active thinking, telling stories, singing, playing games with other kids, he can jump the farthest in standing long jump. He is willing to help teachers and classmates to do somethings, helps teachers turn off the lights, wipe the blackboard, lay the chairs on the desks, and help other kids to give out fruits and desserts.

Brady has received a $6,000 Older Child Grant.
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Ronald

Boy, born 2014 Brain affection of unspecified etiology, congenital multiple arthrogryposis, Jarcho-Levin syndrome, Freeman-Sheldon syndrome

Listed: Oct 5, 2014

 

From a family who met him:  This little man needs a family! He is sweet, soft spoken, and gentle and would make an awesome addition to any family … He needs a family and medical so please please share!

$9,401.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ryder

ryder1-2015RyderBoy, born 2012

Down Syndrome, crossed eyes, cryptorchism

updated pics 9/15!!

 

Listed: March 16, 2015

He is a DOLL!!! He is a favorite in the orphanage and loves to giggle!

*** Ryder has received an additional $5,000 Grant!  ***

From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$2,767.77 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Andre

Boy, born January 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Precious Andre is getting dangerously close to aging out. An older boy with his need can be difficult to match. Please don’t turn away.

Listed: June 2018

From a family who met him: “My daughter lived with him in the same swi for 9 years. They were best friends. My family wants him to find his family. He was her best friend. She has not forgotten him and asks about him all the time. I know of many of you may not know me but if you knew my daughter you could see how far she has come since adoption. She is amazing. She is the sweetest most caring little girl anyone could ever know. I know this little boy has to be the same way. They had the same caregivers and shared many things. He only has a little over a year to find his family before he aged out.”

The odds are long, but Andre has a chance yet of finding his family!

From his file: As a younger kiddo (his file is 4 years old), Andre was said to like to be held and teased, liking to play with others. According to his file, he could not go to outside school so they arranged for him to go to the orphanage class room every day; where he is described as obedient. Even though his learning is slow, the teachers like him very much. Andre is said to like to watch TV, play blocks and to play outside. His file states that he likes to listen to music, is curious and likes taking a bath. This precious one is said to have good personal hygiene. If his hands are dirty, Andre will wash them and his face by himself. His file also states that he can put on and take off simple clothes such as pants, shoes and socks and can make beds.

 Andre has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant.

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Lars

lars2016-1Boy, born 2015

Lumbar Spina Bifida with hydrocephalus

Listed: May 4, 2016

 

ADOPTED DOMESTICALLY!!

 

 

Johnas #

Age: 2016

Diagnosis: Premature, Cerebral Palsy, Craniosynostosis

Listed: Dec. 2017

Johnas lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe.  His diagnoses include:  Low weight at birth (prematurity 2nd degree); Infantile cerebral palsy (spastic quadric paresis); Mixed craniostenosis; Syndrome of the congenital anomalies affecting predominantly the facial area; Facial dysmorphism; Delay in the neuro-psychologial development.  His birth mother’s Wasserman test was positive however, Johnas is negative. 

Johnas started fixing his stare and reacting to sounds when he was 2 and a half months old. He started sitting independently when he was one year and two months old.  The support of his legs and the control of his head have improved. He can turn from his back to his belly. He can stand and sit independently by holding on to the bars of his crib. He can hold toys in his hands and tries to clap.

Johnas maintains eye contact and recognizes faces, sounds and the tone of speech.  He is not interested in activities/objects for a long period of time. His emotions are appropriate (cry, laugh, agitation).  He laughs out loud when teased and will imitate and pronounce combinations of sounds and syllables. Johnas interacts with the children and does not prefer one staff member over another. He likes music, toys, and watches the way they move, and he eats pureed food with a spoon.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

Barbara

Girl, born 2009

Other congenital malformation of the musculoskeletal system
Other cardiomyopathies
Papulosquamous disorder
Other specified diseases of gallbladder
Nephropathy

Listed: September 2017

$56.00 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!

Penelope

Girl, born 2013

Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Congenital vertical talus deformity
Chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis
mixed developmental disorder

Listed: June 2017

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

Bethany

bethany
Girl, born 2008

FAS
Megalencephaly
Profound mental retardation
Congenital malformation of retina
Other specified congenital malformations of kidney
Contracture of muscle

*** Bethany has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant ***

Olivia

Girl, born 2007

Listed: Feb 2018

Olivia is endearing, imaginative, creative, silly, likes to make people laugh, and is full of contagious joy. She likes painting, coloring, jumping on the trampoline, and baby dolls. Always willing to participate in impromptu singing and dancing performances with the other girls in her home. She is enrolled in English speaking school. In the 2017 to 2018 school year she is in grade 1. She is behind where she should be due to a late start at school. She knows all her uppercase and lowercase letters and can count to 200 and can spell 1 to 20.

She can read short, easy sentences by sounding out each word and can spell some words up to 5 letters long. Her favorite color is red and she enjoys the occasional sweet treat for a snack. She can easily jump into play with the other girls in her home and likes to be center of attention. She is always excited to spin, jump, and climb but also enjoys watching movies and being read to. Olivia has the most beautiful smile.

Olivia has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

 

Javier

Boy, born 2013

 

 

 

Listed: January 2018

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kayden

Boy, born 2011kayden-2016-2

Congenital malformation of the central nervous system, meningoradikulomyelocele,
internal hydrocephalus, low paraparesis, pelvic organs dysfunction (surgery on March 4, 2011), FAS, functional cardiopathy, congenital talipes paralyticus, testicles diminished function, mental delay, specific speech disorders, nystagmus, optic nerve atrophy

Listed: Nov 2015

From a family who knows him, November 2016:  “Kayden was transferred to the institution last month. He is so full of sunshine and does not belong here! He still drinks from a bottle, but our team is trying to teach him to eat from a spoon. He can sit up, but does not crawl or walk. Kayden loves people and easily engages when we talk to him. He makes great eye contact and has the best little giggle. He is ticklish too! We are hoping and praying for a family to come take him out while he still has light in his eyes.”

From a family who met him March 2018: I held tiny little Kayden! He is such a sweetheart and a tiny little lovebug! I couldn’t believe there was a child in the room he was lying so still and so quietly. I asked permission to pick him and was told yes, as soon as I held him he let out that adorable little giggle I had heard before in his Wide Awake video. Wish I had a video it is the cutest little giggle! He is such a happy baby boy. He clung to me, I had to pry him off to put him down, he wants out so badly. He also reached for the bars of the crib he wants to stand and just needs someone to help him and teach him! Kayden is technically not a baby but he is tiny, lighter than my 18 mo. old and desperately needs a Mama to hold him so he can grow. 

$2,542.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lily

Girl, age 13
Cerebral palsy; post-op club feet, strabismus (operated)

Listed: June 2017

Lily gets around by crawling, walking with support from an adult, or walking with her gait trainer. She receives physical therapy daily and is working to improve her walking. She loves dancing and attends dance class in the community.

Her communication is improving quickly and she is speaking in sentences, although it is hard for some people to understand her. She is intelligent and attends school, knows the alphabet, is learning to read, can type on the iPad, knows her colors, can count objects to 15, can do simple math problems, is potty trained, and feeds herself. She is just starting to sound out words when reading and can spell short words. She has great potential to learn if given the appropriate interventions. She builds strong attachments to her caregivers, getting sad when any adult she loves goes on vacation. She is a family girl at heart and adores the family she has in her group home, but longs for the stability that adoption would bring. She is beautiful inside and out and there is something very special about her. She loves to pray for her friends when they are sad or hurt. She likes to take care of the other children and particularly makes a point to include the kids who are less physically able than she is. She is very bright and has a deep desire to learn. She is an old soul and while she definitely has a silly, goofy side, she enjoys the company of adults. She longs to be adopted and asks frequently if a Mommy and Daddy are coming.

“Why hasn’t anyone chosen her? Don’t they know how amazing she is? Can’t they see how much joy she would bring to their family? Can’t they see that she is so much more than her cerebral palsy? That she is smart, she loves to laugh, she is gentle, and loves going to church. Her cerebral palsy doesn’t define her” – Lily’s foster mother

Lily has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.

Valerie (L)

Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, heart murmur, astigmatism

Listed: July 2018

Valerie was born in 2015. She is a beautiful girl who is described as very gentle, loving and kind. Valerie‘s special needs are Down syndrome specific mixed developmental disorder, relaxation of the front side of the right diaphragm dome, hypermetropic astigmatism, low height, and a functional heart murmur. 

 

She is very eager to make contact with the caregivers, enjoys playing with the children in her group and always smiles when she is spoken to. She claps and answers when her name is called and loves to be held by her hands. She is getting more active, is interested in toys and can concentrate her attention for a long time on the object she is interested in. Valerie sits but does not yet stand or walk on her own. She has delays in all developmental areas.

$58.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Chloe

Girl, age 6
Blind

Listed: June 2017

When Chloe came into care as a toddler, she was non-verbal and had little exposure to stimulation and affection. After being in her foster home, six-year-old Chloe is now speaking full sentences primarily in English, has good comprehension skills, eats on her own, dances, sings and laughs. She is known as a funny, social and bright little girl who is quickly learning braille, counting objects, knows the phonetic sound of most letters and can identify everyone in the home by their voice or smell. She was recently accepted into a private school that will continue to help her thrive and focus on learning more braille, help with independent skills related to blindness, and meeting more friends. She loves to make everyone laugh, enjoys being silly and is well liked by her peers. Despite being blind, Chloe walks around the home independently, walks up and down stairs, rides on a tricycle, and jumps on a trampoline. It is noted that she has such great potential as she absorbs everything around her.

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

Dolly

dolly-2017-2Girl, born Oct 2008dolly-2017 Mental delays,

anomaly innate of development of central nervous system and spinal hernia with lower paraplegia, cross- eye.  Chronic kidney infections (obstructive pyelonephritis, and congenital megaureter)

Listed: July 2013

New pics January 2017! Lots of new pics available!

From someone who met her, summer 2013:   This girl has my heart. I can not get her off my mind! I wish I was in a place to adopt or I would go get her. I really, really hope a family falls in love with her like I have! I got to kiss her and love on her for a little bit. No idea what she was saying to me but she gave the biggest smile- very photogenic. I can’t bear to think about her just sitting in the wheelchair and watching the other kids play!

$349.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gianna

Girl, born 2015

congenital hydrocephalus
tetralogy of fallot
congenital malformation of pulmonary artery
patent ductus arteriosus
congenital cerebral cysts
congenital malformation of corpus callosum

Listed: May 2017

She had heart surgery done recently and she started to make huge progress right after it.

$1,443.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Robin

Boy, born fall 2015
Down syndrome, Hep C, anemia

Listed: May 11, 2017

Robin is a 1 ½ year old baby boy with Down syndrome. He has also been treated for Hep C and anemia. He has spikey black hair and large inquisitive eyes.

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

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

Ruth

Girl, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Ruth would really thrive with a forever mommy and daddy! She loves to hold your hand, but never will shy away from showing off her smarts and independence. She is doing very well in school and loves to learn. The first thing Ruth will run to during her play time is the trampoline… she jumps sings, and will even throw some dance moves in there too!

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

Ruth has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant.

Suzy

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: November 2017

Suzy, just over 2.5 years old, was abandoned at about six months old. She is a cute, active, and outgoing girl who gets along with other children and has fun with them. She loves listening to music and playing musical toys, knitting wool, and playing with balls and small toys. She understands adults’ expressions, follows simple instructions, and expresses her needs. She can’t yet feed herself, speak words, or stand by herself or run, and doesn’t have bowel/bladder control, but she is described as only “slightly delayed” compared to other children her age. We are working to place Suzy through our Down Syndrome Initiative, where our entire agency fee is waived, and her orphanage is willing to reduce their donation from her adoptive family. Could this sweet girl with a ready smile be your daughter?

Suzy’s current agency has waived ALL AGENCY FEES!

Roger

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
atrial septal defect
other disorder of nervous system

 

Listed: May 2017

Sweet baby boy!!

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

Cadence

cadence-2016Girl, born 2010
Her official diagnoses are syndrome of movements disturbance, conformational abnormalities of brain, unspecific; other disorders of mental development.

new picture May 2017.

Sweet video of Cadence playing:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjHKaY6ZVfQ&amp=&feature=youtu.be

Her orphanage is not the best place to live in, but she “may” be transferred so to even worse place. She is a very good girl, very friendly and ready for the family.  She cannot talk, she only makes some sounds to express herself. She understands direct speech though.  Well-behaved and friendly girl.

From a family who met her in August 2017:
Cadence is a beautiful little blonde haired girl who has a sweet smile and gentle demeanor. We were told that she does not talk and is not potty trained but is very sweet-natured and kind. She reached out to us when we walked in the room. She was able to follow some simple directions given to her and was aware of the other children in her group. She is small for her age. She likes to be carried and held. She is not a favorite of the orphanage staff and is given very little attention. It is a poor orphanage with little resources. She needs a family willing to invest the time and energy into drawing her out of her shell.

She does NOT have an older brother, as was previous believed.

$1,694.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Charity, Levi & Micah

Three siblings
CO-4

Listed: March 2017

Charity: age 12, good student, but 3 years behind in school as parents didn’t send her. Great memory. Perseverant.

Levi: age 9, Learning disabilities (already having to repeat a grade), untreated Strabismus – Ametropia Exotropia. He has language delays and is in speech therapy.

Micah: age 6, average student, in speech therapy but problems mild and disappearing.

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

Princess

Girl, age 12
CO-4

Listed March 2017

Princess is deaf. She does not have any assisted listening device. Currently, she reads lips, and knows some sign language (in her native language). She also has congenital torticollis. She does not have academic delays.

Princess has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

Azure

Girl, born 2017

Down Syndrome
Open oval window

Listed: March 16, 2018

 

Josiah

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome
heart condition (open oval window, pulmonic tricuspid regurgitation)
atrial septal defect
preterm
disorder of the lacrimal system
disorder of choroid

Listed: October 2017

$1,835.30 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!

Faith Ann

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease, Esotropia

Listed May 4, 2016

 

UPDATE available from January 2018!    She is happy, active, outgoing, and likes interacting with others. She is well behaved and obedient. She’s potty trained. She can walk, run, jump, and go up and down stairs. Her fine motor skills are fine. She can scribble and pick up tiny things.

Faith was born in March 2012 and was found abandoned shortly after. She has been diagnosed with Esotropia (misalignment) of both eyes, Down syndrome and Congenital Heart Disease (PDA). Doctors in her area have said that her heart issue may self-heal and surgery wasn’t recommended.

Faith’s adoption file was completed in November 2015 when she was 3.5 years old. At that time she was participating in a program and was close to her teacher. She was said to be a popular child who was curious, lovely and friendly. Staff say she often holds hands with friends and foster siblings on the way to and from school. If she sees a child with a runny nose she will get a tissue and help them wipe it. Caretakers say she’s, “so cute and sensible.”

Faith is described as an active and energetic child who enjoys playing with peers and listens well to her caretakers. She can wash her hands independently, undress herself and go up and down stairs. She is fond of listening to music and has a ready smile.

A US Cardiologist has said that her medical situation would likely be quite manageable but whether or not she would need an operation to fix the PDA would depend on her symptoms and a repeat echocardiogram.

Faith Ann has an additional $5000 grant with her current agency!

$25,115.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kolby

Boy, born summer 2016
SE-Asia
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

This one year old boy was found at birth at the gate of his current care center. He loves playing with toys that make sounds, and he smiles often. He is described as quite sociable. Upon coming into care, he was found to have Down’s syndrome, atrial septal defect, anemia, and cytomegalovirus. He is said to have no health problems at this time. An adoptive family should have familiarity with Down syndrome.

 

Annamaria

Girl, born 2004

Down Syndrome

 

 

*** AnnaMaria has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant! ***

Jovie (L)

Girl: 2017

Listed: July 2018

Jovie was born 2017 and is HIV positive since birth. She is able to stand up, sit down, and walks if taken by a hand. She eats and sleeps well. Jovie receives medication two times per day as part of her antivirus treatment. Jovie smiles a lot when she is spoken to, adapts in new environments and gets involved in social interactions. She is very curious and evaluates objects in her environment. She pays attention to herself by pronouncing sounds and makes syllables. Jovie is active, very eager to communicate with people she knows and recognizes “her own people” from strangers. She likes to play with the other children and toys.

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Keane

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Keane is an adorable and kissable little fella! By 8 months of age, Keane was able to hold his head up while lying on his stomach, roll over on his own, follow moving objects with his eyes, and grasp toys near his hands.

Keane is described as quiet and full of smiles. He loves listening to music, playing with toys, and snuggling, especially the caretaker he is closest to. We sure hope Keane’s forever family sees him soon so they don’t miss out on too many more of his snuggles!

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

An adoptive family for Keane is also eligible for a $5000 matching grant from RODS Racing!

$5,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Abigayle

Girl, born 2016

Down Syndrome
Atrial Septal Defect
Disorder of the Brain

Listed: April 2018

$9.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Cooper

Boy, born 2008

mixed developmental disorders
cardiopathy
phymosis
right cryptochidism

Listed: March 2018

 

ADOPTED!

Mychal

Boy, born 2013

 

Listed: January 2018

 

Sage

Boy, born 2007
He is missing one kidney (one kydney agenesia) and his other one is donor kydney.

Listed: January 2018

The boy is very smart, he has all the independent skills, he takes his medicine and wants to go to school with other children but he catches infectious diseases easily. Due to his condition he can’t have colds often. He has to do blood tests and other tests connected with kidney function monthly.

We need family for him asap because there is no medicine for his condition in his country.

*** 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 ***

Griffin #

Boy: 2012

Griffin is diagnosed with global developmental delays, atypical autism, Strabismus, Asthma and Celiac disease.

Listed: December 2017

Griffin is a boy who loves playing hide-and-seek. He hides behind the door, and when he is found, he laughs and stamps his feet. Griffin lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe.

In addition to hide-and-seek, Griffin is interested in musical animations and copies the actors’ movements. He is physically well developed. He has good coordination of his hands and feet, walks without falling, and can run, as well. Griffin has no problem climbing up and down stairs when holding an adult or the railing.

He can play with cubes by putting them in and taking them out of a cup, but he has some problems manipulating smaller objects. His asthma is well managed by medication. Griffin eats well and sleeps calmly and quietly.

Griffin cannot eat and dress by himself yet, but he does try.

*** Griffin has received 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. 

Zane

Boy, born 2016

Kidney Agenesia

Listed: December 2017

Such a sweet beautiful boy!  Zane will be available in the beginning of 2018!

 

ADOPTED!