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!

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Drake

drakeBoy, born 2016
Down syndrome

What a chunky bundle of love!!

Listed: May 31, 2016

New pic Feb 2018!  Darling!

 

$2,067.50 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!

 

Aaron

aaronaaron-2015Boy, born 2003
CP

Listed: August 4, 2010

Aaron was also previously listed as “Anderson”.

From a family who has met him many times:
This boy is absolutely exploding with energy. He’s really unsteady on his feet so he’s constantly roaming the halls half-running/half-falling. He loves to touch and craves physical contact. Sometimes we can get a glorious moment of quiet when he will just let us hold him and wrap our arms around him. He really does love that and it does wonders for his brain development. It’s just a matter of getting him still enough to realize he likes it!

He loves any kind of sensory play, like feeling the dirt outside and holding his hand under a running faucet. He likes to sit in a wheelchair and be pushed around, even though he doesn’t need a wheelchair! The best thing we can do for him is take him on walks. He likes to be outside so sometimes we just get him outside and follow wherever he leads. He doesn’t have any words, but when he gets excited he gives his signature shriek to let us know he’s excited. He needs a family who can provide him with a lot of structure. Right now he is constantly seeking sensory input, and getting into a lot of trouble doing that. We believe he would thrive within the structure and love of a family.

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

Jaymie

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post op)

Listed: Nov 2018

Meet Jamie! This bundle of adorableness recently turned 1 year old! He has been in care since he was a few months old. Found to have Down syndrome, they also discovered a heart condition (ASD/VSD) which has been corrected. Jamie now spends his days gaining weight. winning the hearts of all the nannies, and catching up on his motor skills.

There is a $2,000 agency grant to be used toward his agency adoption fees for a qualified family! Jamie is waiting for you!

$543.15 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!

Dominik #

Boy: 2017

Listed: Jan 2019

Diagnosis: Down syndrome; heart condition-surgically repaired; pancreas annulare

Dominik was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome, pancreas annulare with malrotated intestines. He underwent further testing, which found multiple heart defects. His heart was surgically repaired when he was 5 months old. The pancreas annulare is not causing any health issues at this time.

Dominik can roll over from back to belly and is beginning to attempt to crawl. He can sit unassisted and has recently started bearing weight on his feet. He reacts to sound and follows toys with his eyes and by turning his head. He’s beginning to babble and make sounds. He laughs and cries to show emotion. He likes rattles, toys that play music/make noise, and fabric that makes a crinkle sound. He will reach for toys, pick them up or take them from someone offering them to him and explore them by shaking them, bringing them to his mouth, etc.

Medical report and videos available through the agency.

*** Dominik 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.

$150.30 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!

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Kristen

Girl, born 2017

disorder of the brain
cleft palate
congenital absence of hand and finger
optic atrophy
other lack of expected normal physiological development
ventricular septal defect

Listed: January 2018

$1,852.39 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, born 2004

Arnold-Chiari syndrome
spina bifida with hydrocephalus
chronic kidney insufficiency- 3rd stage
spinal bladder
flail legs
congenital hip dislocation
chronic interstitial cystitis

Available in June 2019!!

Everybody who ever met this girl fell in love with her immediately. She is pure love and kindness!

She needs a family who will be able not only love her (which she deserves!) but to provide her with qualified and probably expensive medical care.

$9.00 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!

Yuliana

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome
heart murmur, due to have surgery soon

Listed: March 2019

 

 

$96.93 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!

Tasha Sue

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defects- VSD and PFO (post-op)

Listed: Feb 2019

Tasha is a sweetheart!  Tasha is described by her caretakers as clean and tidy. She likes cuddling with her caretaker and will always respond to the sound source when called. She likes to snuggle in for a hug when she falls down or is unhappy. When her caretaker teases her, Tasha squints her eyes and smiles happily! Tasha’s caretaker often takes her to enjoy the sunshine and get fresh air in the garden when it is sunny. Tasha has a good appetite and is fed congee with a spoon. She receives daily rehabilitation training. At the time her file was written, Tasha was rolling over both ways. Tasha likes playing with her favorite toys, especially those that make sound. She also enjoys playing outside and playing games, led by her caregivers, with her friends. She goes to bed at 8:00 p.m. and sleeps deeply until morning. Tasha takes a tub bath three times every week in spring and autumn, twice every week in the winter, and once every day in the summer. Tasha is a precious little girl who needs out of a big orphanage and in to a loving family who can get her access to the resources she needs to thrive. We hope Tasha’s family sees her while she is still so young!

Video available!

Tasha has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with her current adoption agency. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

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

MaryKate

Girl, born 2007
PRC
beta thalassemia major

MaryKate is a sweet, spunky, sensible, talkative, and optimistic girl, born in December of 2007. She gets along well with the other children and she enjoys playing aeroplane chess, singling, dancing, and building things with Legos. She does not enjoy running. MaryKate is very responsible and mature for her age. She likes to help her caretakers and teachers. She is independent when it comes to her self care. She can be a little shy at first, but quickly warms up. Many adoptive parents and advocates who have met MaryKate adore her and recall her to be sweet and smart. MaryKate communicates and answers questions well. She attends school at the orphanage and can recite poetry, do addition and subtraction problems, and sing the 26-letter alphabet song in English. MaryKate is obedient and does well in math, reading, Chinese, and English. Her favorite foods are chips, chocolate, and cake, but she also likes grapes, apples, and bananas. She has been to Disney in 2015 and absolutely loved it! She loves Mickey Mouse and hopes to one day be able to go to Disney again!

MaryKate was born with beta thalassemia major. She has been getting transfusions, but not nearly as often as she should be. She is also in great need of iron chelation medication. Her file mentioned a heart defect- VSD as a baby, but it likely resolved on its own as it has not been brought up since. MaryKate would love a family of her own and she desperately needs access to regular transfusions and chelation medication. A family for MaryKate will change her life, but truly save her life too!

Videos available!  A specific agency has a $1000 grant available for MaryKate. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is also giving a $1,000 grant for any child with transfusion dependent thalassemia.

 

Sarah

Girl, born 2014
Down syndrome
CO-7

Listed: June 2019

Sarah is a darling girl, born in October of 2014 with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect (CHD). She loves to play with balls and balloons. She also likes to listen to children’s songs and play with animals, especially dogs. She lives with a foster family where she recognizes the family dynamics of which she is part of. She participates in kindergarten where she shows an adequate adaptation and social interactions with both her teachers and peers. These adjustment processes have been successful and consistent with what is expected. Sarah presents flexibility with her feet and has the ability to take things, like her hair and other objects. She receives physical, language, and occupational therapy. Sarah had heart surgery for her CHD in 2015. Her hearing is currently being studied. It is suspected that she might have some hearing loss. We do hope her forever family sees her soon so she can continue growing and learning!

Sarah has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with the agency who listed her.

$144.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Rebecca

guardianangel Girl, born 2014
LA-E3
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2017

 

Rebecca has a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and has some cognitive delays. She has less muscle tone and strength than other children her age. She can walk well, but is a little wobbly at times. The physical therapist monitors her growth and works with her on exercises and activities to help strength her muscles and improve coordination.

We see improvements every day. Rebecca has transitioned from the baby home to the toddler home. She likes being one of the ‘big kids’ and can feed herself.

Rebecca has an infectious smile and the Tías love asking her for a hug because she will run and jump in their arms for a full body hug! She has a favorite doll with rosy cheeks that she takes with her everywhere, and shows her to everyone. Like any toddler, Rebecca dislikes broccoli. Unlike many toddlers, she does not like to be tickled, and gets angry if anyone tries to make her smile!

$15,351.94 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!

Ulric

Boy, born 2017

Blind

 

$14.40 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!

Sloane

sloaneGirl, born 2014

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

Listed: July 26, 2016

$3,200.60 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!

Wynne

Girl, born 2012

Cerebral palsy
Severe mental retardation
convergent comcomitant strabisus

from a family that met her 4/19:
She is gentle and sweet. She knows how to roll, and she rolled over to a toy phone and was pushing the buttons because she knew it would make noise. She loved when I rocked her and sang to her, and she liked playing with my hair. She has a beautiful smile and is ticklish. She loves snuggles and her eyes looked better, not as crossed as before. She is really smart and with therapies and medical for her eyes she will do amazing, even the doctor there told us that.

$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!

Lulu

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

LuLu brings joy wherever she goes!

LuLu has a smile that just lights up the room. This sweet girl was born with Down syndrome and came into care when she was about 1 year old. At that time she was delayed in all areas and had a lot of catching up to do. With a lot of hard work, LuLu is now walking with the security of holding onto a walker. She’s just a little too scared to let go! She is social and outgoing and greets everyone as they enter the room. Her favorite game is pointing to parts of her body and when she is right everyone is rewarded with a classic LuLu smile!

LuLu is ready to spread some joy!

Families may qualify for a $5,000 grant with her current adoption agency.

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

Honor

Girl, born 2006
Craniofacial differences, skull defect with rib graft, has limited vision in right eye. Normal intellectual abilities and normal gross and fine motor abilities.

Listed: October 2017

Update January 2018:  Honor is proficient in reading and writing in English, learning simple algebra and is very self-driven in completing her school work. She is completely independent in self care. Speech is completely fluent/normal in her local language and very advanced in English. She often acts as a translator between the two languages. Her social skills are age appropriate and she has very positive relationships with the other children in her home. She has good attachments to those she is close with and is affectionate with hugs to people she loves. Her birth date was estimated when she was young, but she believes she is about 3 years older than the 2005 birth date given and she looks older than the age given. She is sensitive about her appearance and gets teased in school for the way she looks. Honor is very sociable and loves to bring her sense of humor into most of her conversations. She is positive, witty, energetic, fun-loving, a go-getter, and a hard worker. Honor is a natural born leader, gladly taking on new challenges and new opportunities whenever she is able. She likes to watch movies, jump on the trampoline, and make up games to play with the other children in her house.

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

Stella

stella-2016Girl, born 2010

Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2016

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSDRmbGeQds

From a family who met her in Feb 2019: I think she is developmentally delayed and seems to be somewhat lost in her own world. She does smile when tickled, held my hands to play a game rowing back and forth, and she giggled when I clapped her hands. She is sweet, doesn’t cry often. She doesn’t like change or new places, but is content to be in her own area and hang out. She likes other kids to be around. She does not seem to hear or see very well. She does hear somewhat because she makes noises when it is silent, but doesn’t respond much to silly noises or her name. She reached for her nanny when I was holding her. She sits, stands, and when walks while holding hands. She is fed via NG tube but they are working with her to eat by mouth and she is making progress. She is adorable and sweet and so deserving of a family. I do very much believe that she will progress with a family willing to give her the help she needs. She has some autistic tendencies like repetitive movements of her hands. Personally I do not believe it’s full autism but maybe more like sensory issues because of her hearing and sight issues.

From a family who met her in February 2017:  ” She is what would be considered “low functioning”. I would describe her as autistic, although autism is not listed in her chart. She is currently fed via tube inserted into her mouth to her stomach. She was sick with a flu type virus and sent to the hospital. Prior to that visit she was eating regularly by mouth. After a week at hospital being fed by tube she has had difficulties swallowing. She is small. The size of a thin two year old. She does gently reach for your hand and make some eye contact and interaction. She has VERY low tone and does not sit up on her own. She is gentle. She does not yell or cry according to nannies, she is gentle with other children and mainly keeps to herself. Playing with her hands.”

From a missionary who met her in December 2016:  “Strabismus. Low tone. Very cuddly and mushy! Can stand with some support. I showed them some therapy positions and exercises for them to do to get her to weight bear on her feet and I can tell that they have been doing it. Her nose and eyes were excessively yucky and I suspected that her hearing was impaired from fluid. I discussed it with her doctors and they were going to follow up on it. She makes sounds, no language. ‘Lower functioning’ (but I hate to say that). The orphanage workers love her and I think that is a problem in that they carry her about. She is in a baby house with typical peers. I believe with some medical attention and therapy she is capable of progressing.”

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

$7,692.60 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!

Ashley #

Girl: 2013

Listed: Jan. 2019
Diagnosis: Dandy Walker; Congenital cytomegalovirus infection

Ashley was severely neglected by her birth family for the first 3 years of her life. The doctor responsible for her care at the Baby Home indicated that once she was removed from the family, she began making progress by first learning to walk and then developing new skills. They have seen a great increase in skills over the past few months and believe she has a lot of potential.. She attends a preschool class at the orphanage.

According to the doctor at the orphanage, the Dandy Walker Syndrome diagnosis has not been proven and no changes have been found in the brain and the eyes of the child.

Ashley walks, runs, and climbs up/down stairs. She can build a tower of cubes, put circles on a pin and push the right buttons of a busy box.

Ashley is very curious; she will initiate contact with an adult or other child first. She does not isolating herself from the other children, but she prefers to be on the periphery of the game and not in the center. Ashley attends preschool preparatory group within the Baby Home. In the group, she appears as an active, open child with a positive character.

Ashley understands, what is required of her, but not always implemented the task. She reacts to her name and performs simple task at her will. The child is making sounds and pronounces syllables, for now.

*** 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.

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Penny #

Girl: 2017

Diagnosis: down syndrome, reduced vision, epilepsy, delayed motor development, developmental delays

Listed: 5/2019

We have some updated photos and information on Penny. She is unable to sit up on her own or stand. She doesn’t make eye contact or speak. Penny can flip from back to front and holds her head upright. According to the neurologist, she has the potential to catch up. If you put your hand out she will grab your hand and squeeze. She is calm and is currently eating only pureed food.

*** 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.

$202.18 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!

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Marley

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Marley is an active and lovely child; facial expressions are rich; she likes all kinds of toys. She laughs when amused and can make sound of ah-oh. She likes to look at interesting things and play in the children’s activity room.

 

$1,653.40 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!

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Olive

Girl, born 2016sweet baby!

Listed: Feb 2018

Updated pics & medical info, April 2019:  dyskinetic cerebral palsy
other specified retinal disorders
anemia

$1,161.40 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!

Jenna Leigh

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Jenna is described as smart and active. Her file states that she likes to help her caretakers, she will put chairs in order before dinner and put them back afterwards. Jenna’s file says she is a fast learner, is very attentive, and can focus in class. Her file says she can say simple words and call the names of her friends. According to her file her favorite foods include bananas and apples.

*** Jenna Leigh has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant***

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

Colette

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Colette is an adorable little girl who is said to have an active and outgoing personality and a ready smile! Colette likes to play outdoor activities. She can sit alone and likes to make sounds. In July of 2018, Colette was placed in a foster family. The foster family loves Colette and give her a lot of extra attention. Colette has built a close relationship with her foster family. Colette is said to be a happy girl who understands some simple instructions. If her foster mother asks her to clap her hands, she will. She can now stand up with her back against the wall or with her hands holding onto something for support. She has also begun crawling. Colette loves when her foster uncle cuddles her, but she is afraid of strangers. If unfamiliar people cuddle her, she looks around first, feels that something is wrong, and begins to cry. Colette was born with Down syndrome and noted to have rib valgus and some eczema in some areas. Colette is only going to continue to thrive in a loving forever family of her own! Could that family be yours?

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

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

Garrett #

Boy:  2016

Diagnosis: Down syndrome, polysyndactyly

Listed: Jan 2019

Garrett is an adorable little boy, born in November of 2016 with Down syndrome, polysyndactyly (webbed fingers/toes) – 3rd and 4th fingers on both hands and 2nd and 3rd toe on both feet, congenital cardiac malformation – open foramen ovale with preserved chamber function (the foramen ovale is already closed), and motor developmental delays.

Garrett turns from his back to his belly and vice versa. When lying on his belly, he leans on his elbows. Garrett reaches for a toy he is being handed or for hanging objects. He takes two toys, one in each hand, and knocks them together. Garrett is overall a pleasant little guy and individual attention from an adult makes him so happy. He loves to smile back at adults when they are smiling at him. He cries at separation, but quickly calms down. Garrett has syllable-repetition speech. He accepts food from a bottle and is gaining weight. His sleep is calm.

His file is currently with multiple agencies. One agency is offering a $1500 agency fee reduction.

*** 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. 

For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

$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!

Delia

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Delia is a smiley girl who loves to give her caregivers hugs! They describe her as a quiet and obedient toddler. She especially enjoys music, and will shake her body when she hears a tune. She also enjoys playing with drums, the toy piano and shaking rattles. Delia has Down syndrome, but is not diagnosed with any other medical conditions. Her development is behind, but she has made progress at her own pace. At eight months old she could roll over, and a couple months later was sitting with support. When she turned one she was saying single syllables like “ma” and “ba.” By one and a half she could sit on her own and crawl. She likes playing hand clapping and finger pointing games, and is able to pick up small objects with her thumb and forefinger. If another child takes her toy, rather than cry she just goes and finds another toy, but next time she will hide from the child who took the toy from her! Delia is waiting for the lucky family who will enjoy all the hugs she hands out!

UPDATE: Delia is a precious little girl, who also goes by the advocacy name of “Leta”. Delia can sit, crawl, walk, play clapping hand games, and pick up small objects with her fingers. She likes to play with toy drums, rattles, and the toy piano. If Delia hears music, she will be happy and shake her body to the beat. If another child takes her toys, Delia will hide from them and find another toy to play with instead of crying. She is quiet, obedient, and has a beautiful smile. Delia makes one syllable sounds and responds to others asking for her toys or food. She likes snuggling and hugs from her caregivers. Delia is a good eater and is not picky. She does have a red birthmark on her left arm. Don’t miss Delia’s video from this past August!

Delia’s current agency has a $1500 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$909.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bryten

Girl, born 2017

Down syndrome

 

Listed April 2019

 

$109.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lola

Lola was born in November 2015. She has Down Syndrome and a heart defect that has been surgically corrected. She has also been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and an unspecified adrenogenital dysfunction.

Listed: November 2017

 

 

$530.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $409.60 from MACC donations!

Viola

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2018

Viola is as cute as can be! Viola is a happy, sweet and expressive little girl, who was born with Down syndrome. You can see her contagious smile in her photos as well as her hilarious pouting face! We are told that she is incredibly happy and gets a huge smile on her face when she is praised by her caregivers. In contrast, when she gets scolded she usually feels very sorry for what she did wrong and will look down with a tear in her eye. Because of this, her caregivers cannot bear to criticize her! Viola gets along with everyone, peers and caretakers alike. She likes playing games with her friends and playing with toys, but two of her favorite activities are bath time and playing outside!

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

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Kenzie

Girl, born 2015

Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus;
Lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus;
Sacral spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Congenital heart defect: atrial septal defect;
other malformation of the tricuspid valve; heart failure

Look at that hair!  Adorable!  Precious baby girl!  What a gift to have her listed so young.

At the age of two days old, she was operated. Now the hole in her spinal column is closed, but she needs the second step, next surgery. Mentally she is developing normal, she can grab things, she does the baby talk, she makes eye contact, she cries very seldom.

$3,000.79 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Annie #

Girl: 2005

Listed: Feb 2019

She is a great child – very charming and beautiful and at the same time smart and very nice child without any signs of initialization  or emotional deficit.  She wants to be adopted very much and I hope that a family for her could be found no matter of her age.

*** I have 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.

 

Wilder

Boy, born 2017

Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

 

 

$569.70 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!

Georgia #

Girl: 2016

Listed: 4/2019

Diagnosis: Congenital cardiac malformation – Hypertrophic obstructive myocardiopathy. Low birth weight (II degree), hemolytic disease of the new born. Malformation syndrome. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy III degree.

*** 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.

For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

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Kerri

Girl, born 2017

Updated pics & medical info, April 2019:
spina bifida,
arnold chiari syndrome
congenital malformation of optic disc
arthrogryposis
Multiple congenital malformations

Listed: May 2018

Video

$1,416.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kellen

Boy, born 2017

congenital malformation of the corpus callosum,
congenital hydrocephalus
ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect
congenital talipes calcaneovarus
bilateral inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia
polysyndactyly
preterm

Listed:  Dec 2017

Sweet baby boy!

$1,056.08 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Livia

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome

Chloe Joy

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 2019

Chloe is a beautiful little girl! Chloe’s caregivers describe her as a quiet and cooperative baby who enjoys being held and talked to. They state that she likes calm activities like listening to music and taking naps. According to her last report from November 2017, Chloe had good head control, was able to lift her head while laying on her stomach and could roll over. At that time, she knew her name and would turn her head when her caretakers called her. The agency has requested updated information on Chloe and would love to have a family waiting for her when it arrives.

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

Filipa

Girl, born 2017

congenital scoliosis
congenital heart disease

 

going home with family!

Kylie

Girl, born 2018

heart disease
born premature

 

 

 

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

Caroline

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD

Listed: August 2017

Caroline is a beautiful little girl who turned four years old this summer. There is something missing though. There’s no gleam in her eyes and no smile on her face. Caroline needs a family to pour love into her and turn that sad little face into a happy one. Caroline has went through a lot without a family by her side- more than any child should have to. Caroline was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart defects – ASD, VSD, and PDA. In July of 2016, she had her ASD and VSD repaired and her PDA was closed.

Caroline is introverted, gentle, and will smile when she is feeling well. She likes listening to music. Caroline is afraid of strangers, but she does know the caretakers who take care of her and she is close with them. Caroline can sit alone and she likes sitting in the walker and moving around. She can call mom and dad and responds well to sounds around her. She is good at imitating adult’s actions and knows how to ask for objects. She can feed herself biscuits and can hold a bottle to drink milk. She is not a picky eater and her favorite foods are eggs, noodles, cakes, and steamed buns. Caroline likes when her caretakers hug and interact with her, but she doesn’t get as much attention and time to do things kids her age should be doing since she lives in a room full of children of various ages in cribs side by side. It’s our hope that she will find a family soon!

Caroline’s current agency is offering a $5000 grant towards her adoption fees.

$441.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ace

Boy, born 2013

Other congenital malformations of limb(s)

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

 

Listed: Sep 2018

$1,004.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Patti

Girl, born 2008
PRC

 

ADOPTED

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!

$11,898.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kaysen

Boy, born 2003

severe intellectual disabilities
cerebral palsy
epilepsy
contracture of joint
strabismus

I600a MUST be filed by June 2019!!

 

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

Naheeda

Girl, 8 months old
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2018

 

*** Naheeda has received a 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. 

 

Myrtie #

Boy: 2014

Current diagnoses: Arnold-Chiari Malformation. Internal hydrocephalus. Spina bifida aperta. Bottom paraplegia. Neurogenic bladder. Recurrent urinary tract infections. Iron deficiency anemia.

Listed: Feb 2018

In the attached short video Myrtie demonstrates the following abilities: He carries out conversations that are on target for his age, he adequately asks questions, answers questions, demonstrates his likes, dislikes and gives warnings (‘Don’t touch my car!’), learns very fast (he learned ‘left’ and ‘right’ for 20 min.), is full of a little cute man’s personality and is very bright.

Personality, developmental and abilities: Child’s fine motor skills are on target. He transfers toys from one hand to another and plays with them according to their purpose. Palmar grip with opposing thumb are developed. He fits in simple shapes and has top pincher grip, also. Myrtie’s attention is stable in group and individual activities, as well as in long interactions with an adult. He can reproduce information and knows his routine. Myrtie is an emotionally healthy child with more than basic knowledge. He is sensitive and emotional and expresses different feelings adequately to stimuli. He’s happy when praised and makes different social hand gestures like ‘Hello’ and ‘Bye’. The child recognizes a “stranger” from a familiar person who takes care of him. He also expresses gratitude and has a mostly positive personality and emotional tone. He has no signs of aggression or auto-aggression. The child can combine the words in complete simple sentences. He knows the other children and the staff by their names and can call them. The child can answer adults’ questions and could be convinced with words. He also makes attempts to ask simple questions. Myrtie carries out verbal instructions and complies with orders for consecutive actions. Myrtie has just begun forming opinions of his own and by himself. He is very playful and enjoys all kinds of toys. He can even throw and catch them back with his entire palm. His favorites are toys that make sounds. The child likes tales for animals and books. He already makes attempts to self-feed. Myrtie has very good appetite and enjoys healthy and calm sleep.

*** Myrtie 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. 

Braxton (L)

Boy, born May 2014
Down syndrome, specific mixed developmental disorder, average level of bronchial asthma, and an open arterial duct

Listed: March 1, 2016

Braxton is such a serious and adorable little boy!

 

Update 2018: 4 year old boy with Down syndrome, mixed specific development disorders, and asthma. His motor development is significantly delayed but he is more active in his environment than before. He walks holding someone’s hand and can take a few steps without help. He became more active once he got glasses. He plays with objects and is copying some simple actions with an adults help. He has a weak language understanding and does not know the objects in his environment. He doesn’t react to verbal instructions but smiles when is spoken to and loudly expresses his wishes. His expressive language is becoming more active. He loves to take a bath and play in a water.

Update from a family who met him in January 2019: He was a very small boy for his age. He came right to me after a few minutes of eye contact. He was so sweet. He can walk and crawl. He let me hold him and play. He is the oldest in his classroom and definitely isnt being pushed for his full potential which I believe is there! Definitely a sweetie who needs a mama ASAP!!!

Also he was doing wonderful with his glasses and understood what nannies were saying to him. Giggled when tickled. He was very smart when we went for a walk in the hall…he crawled down to his “favorite room” which was the music/movement room. He knew exactly where to go and that he wanted in 😉

Additional pictures & video available.

$3,883.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Silas #

Boy: 2017

Listed: 01/2019

Silas
Age: 1
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus, shunt, mild possible seizure activity observed (not officially diagnosed); increased muscle tone in all 4 limbs

Silas is closely followed by both a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. He’s sees the neurologist every 3 months and the neurosurgeon every 6 months. He can roll over unassisted. He smiles and reacts with pleasure to caregivers and to music. He is making sounds and some syllables such as “ma-ma”, “no-no”, “ba-ba”, etc. He loves music very much. It calms him, and at the same time makes him move in a rhythm even lying down. He kicks with his feet in time – there are active movements of the limbs. He loves the Sensory room, where he likes the different sounds and images. He does not like being alone. He feels much better in a group along with other kids, where it is louder, more moving and more colorful. He expresses emotions especially when is cuddled.

*** I have 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.

Patricia #

Patricia
Age: 2016
Diagnosis: Hydrocephaly, heart condition

 

Patricia is currently fed via an NG tube 4 times a day. The staff believes that she could learn to eat by mouth if a family was able to work with her on the skill. She can not sit up, but she does move her legs and her hands.  Patricia is very alert and aware of people. She tracks people and objects with her eyes and also looks when she hears voices. She responds to touch by smiling and making happy noises. When a toy is placed in her hand, she attempts to bring it to her mouth. She enjoys when someone sings to her and responds with smiles and sounds.

*** I have 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. 

Axel

Boy, born 2016

neuroblastoma in retroperitoneal space 1stage
Under observation only. (no treatment)

The boy is smart, active, not any symptoms of usual neuroblastoma. The diagnosis cannot be removed according to the order of the Ministry of Health Protection.

 

$4,051.00 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!

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Ayla

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (VSD and PDA)

Listed: August 2018

Ayla is a beautiful little girl! Her file also mentions an umbilical hernia and pigeon chest/rib exstrophy briefly. Ayla joined a foster family in 2015 and is well loved by her foster family. She can walk unsupported and get dressed and undressed by herself, choosing her outfit because she likes to look pretty. She can count on her fingers and point to her nose and mouth if asked. She likes to dance with her foster sister too. Ayla can eat with a spoon by herself. She knows how to help do housework, picking up toys and putting them in the basket, helping put trash in the trash can, and dishes in the sink. She is fond of playing with other children. Ayla really enjoys books and being read to. When she was younger, she would point to the pictures in the book and babble, as if she was reading. She would sometimes even take the book and ‘read’ by herself. Ayla has really matured and shown a lot of growth since entering her foster home. She will clap her hands when being praised. Ayla uses single words and sometimes combines a couple words. Although her language skills are delayed, she understands what adults are saying and she is very interactive and good at imitating. Her foster mother describes her as cute, smart, active, and helpful. Ayla is being well prepared for life in a family, but is desperately in need of a family that will be hers forever. Could that family be yours?

Videos available, as well:  Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

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

2,069.81 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tabitha

Girl, born 2015

down syndrome
speech delay
atrial septal defect
iron-deficiency anemia
abdominal hernia

Listed: Jan 2019

$76.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jenny

Girl, 6 years old
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)
CO-5

Listed: June 2017

Jenny  is seven-years-old and known as a quiet and calm young girl. She can follow simple instructions, comprehends others, can generally stay in one place and shows affection to those she knows. Jenny is gaining strength and the ability to communicate through the various therapies she receives. She can use simple words and gestures to communicate her needs. She enjoys playing with musical instruments and is amused when she hears the sounds. She has Down Syndrome with a heart condition and it is reported that she is making significant progress in her development.

It is reported that Jenny receives therapies to support her speech and development. As a young child, Jenny underwent corrective surgery for a congenital heart condition and currently takes medication for hyperthyroidism and hypertension.  Jenny is in need of a family that can provide consistency, support, and a lifetime of love.

The agency has additional photos of Jenny for inquiring families. She is darling!

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

$2,482.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Dominique

Girl, born 2017

arthrogryposis
spina bifida
congenital hips dislocated

Listed: May 2018

 

$1,027.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Julie

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Julie is an adorable and cheerful little girl who gets along well with all of the caregivers and children in the orphanage, though she has a favorite nanny! A little mimic, she is very good at imitating other’s movements, and is especially flexible. She enjoys watching TV and playing with dolls. Her sense of rhythm is good, and she dances along with music. Julie is diagnosed with Down syndrome, as well as an umbilical hernia. When she was younger she also had mild anemia.

In 2016 she was attending preschool within the orphanage. As of May 2017 she can walk, run and jump, go up and down stairs, and stand on one leg! She is able to understand and follow directions, and says “mama” along with a few other simple words. Though it is messy she is able to feed herself with a spoon, and she can dress herself, including socks and shoes. Julie is a precious girl who needs a family to love and cherish her!

*** Julie has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant!  ***

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

Ivory

Girl, born 2014

Сonsequences after purulent meningitis
Speech delay
light mental delay
Blepharoptosis (abnormal low-lying upper eyelid margin with the eye in primary gaze)

 

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Bryant

Boy, born 2018

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus

 

$3,817.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Nannette and Pamela

Girls, born 2013 and 2014

Both girls have diagnosis:
Other disorders of nervous system in diseases classified elsewhere

 

Domestic foster care!

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Yia

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down Syndrome, Heart disease, Spina Bifida

Listed: Sept 2017

This is Yia! She just turned 4 years old this year, and we are told she is doing very well. She has had surgery to treat her heart condition and spina bifida, and she recovered well after the procedures. Yia loves to interact with others and imitate actions. She is shy around strangers, but her nannies tell us she is smiley and happy around people she is familiar with. They say she is a little tom-boy who can be a little mischievous at times. The orphanage tells us her physical development is on par with her peers – she can walk, run, go up and down stairs, eat, and put on her shoes all on her own. It seems like nothing can hold Yia back! Please help this sweet girl find her forever family.

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

$1,102.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Wyatt

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: November 2017

UPDATE April 14 2017: According to Wyatt’s foster mom he is a sweet boy who loves helping with chores. He is curious about everything and loves to explore! His favorite things are hugs, playing with other kids, music and dancing!

Wyatt was the orphanage favorite and now he is charming his foster family!

It is no surprise that all the Nannies love Wyatt! He is social and engaging. He can’t wait to great his favorite nannies when he sees them! Wyatt is content when playing by himself, but he lights up when he has a pal to play with and he regularly seeks out other children or the Nannies to engage in a game. Wyatt was born with Down Syndrome. A few weeks ago Wyatt moved into a foster home and has settled in quickly! He loves his foster father and follows him around imitating him. Wyatt is walking, jumping and climbing stairs independently. His fine motor skills are excellent too. Wyatt is not a big talker but has a small list of words he uses clearly. He has a great memory and is learning so much!

Wyatt is an affectionate little boy. Are you ready to fill his world with love and hugs?

Families qualify for a $5,000 grant through his current agency.

$600.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tina #

Girl: 2017

Listed: Jan 2019

Special needs:  Down syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – Tetralogy of Fallot. State after surgery treatment of congenital cardiac malformation. Greatly delays in physical and neuro-psychic development.

She is extremely sweet and charming little baby girl. She needs more time to get to use to new people. When she expresses her emotions she usually makes sounds and syllables. She makes eye contact. She reacts to people, but quickly gets tired and shifts her sight away. She usually moves into the space by turning from back to stomach. She is able to hold upright her head. In general this is her way to move around, she cannot crawl. She turns around but usually she is more apathetic (the staff thinks that this is mainly due to her heart condition). She holds a toy put into her hand and when she drops some toys she is looking for it.

This precious little girl deserves attention and love, as every child of course, but she definitely shows much more necessity for cuddling. She is infant baby with diseases, which need special cares and monitoring and once she has her own forever family soon, she will make a big progress!!!!

*** Tina 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.

Wendel

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: August 2017

Wendel is cute as a button! His happy, bright personality shines through in all of his photos and videos. Wendell does not have formal language skills yet, but he enjoys communicating with others through smiles, hugs, and some simple words, such as goodbye and coming. He recognizes his name when it is called and recognizes familiar people. He has a good understanding of social interactions and can show his emotions. Wendel can follow simple commands and has strong imitating ability.

The orphanage describes him as handsome, active, and extroverted. Wendel enjoys listening to music, playing games, and playing with toys, especially rag dolls. He gets along well with others and enjoys spending time with his peers. Wendell has quick reactions and is inquisitive; if an object is hidden he will search for it rather than be upset that it is gone. Wendel can crawl quickly and is beginning to walk. He can stand and walk with someone’s help or by holding onto a railing. He has good coordination and his motor skills are developing. The orphanage says that Wendel has strong adaptability. He does not yet have bowel or bladder control.

Wendel was abandoned at one month old. He was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and two congenital heart defects, an atrial septal defect and patent foramen ovale. The orphanage reports that both heart conditions have healed themselves and have sent tests and images from February, 2017 to show this. Wendel is also listed as having the cytomegalovirus (CMV) and a milk protein allergy. The orphanage says that he was never affected by CMV and that this is a mistake. We are unclear whether the listed milk protein allergy means that he is lactose intolerant or that he has PKU as he has certain PKU physical qualities and is getting low-protein milk powder and low-protein rice powder, but the orphanage denies that he has PKU. The agency has requested a PKU test to be sure.

ADOPTED!!!

Wregan

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wregan-1Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

 

ADOPTED!!!

Wellington

wellington-2 wellingtonGirl, born July 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 7, 2016

 

 

ADOPTED!!!

Ridge

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Ridge is an extroverted, active, and smiley little boy, born in June of 2016 with Down syndrome. Ridge can crawl, walk with his hands held, and stand and walk with his hands holding onto something for support. He can hold his own bottle and transfer toys between hands. Ridge lives with a foster family and is attached to his foster mom. He can stretch his hands out to ask his foster mom for a cuddle and can make sounds of da-da. Ridge responds well to facial expressions and really likes hide-and-seek and looking at himself in the mirror! He is very curious about new things around him and changes in his environment. Ridge cares about the people close to him and is said to be a good eater and sleeper. He likes to play with his friends and his favorite toys are those that are colorful or make sounds. Ridge is waiting for his forever family. Could that family be yours?

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

Marshall

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Marshall is an absolutely adorable little boy! He has the most beautiful smile and he loves to be cuddled. Marshall will shyly look at strangers when he is being held. He can hold a pencil and write lines on paper. He will point out pictures in books and turn the pages too. Marshall likes to imitate others and play with toys. He can use a spoon to eat, but sometimes needs help. He is not a picky eater and his favorite foods are meats, fish, and eggs. Marshall can understand some simple sentences and he can imitate some single syllable sounds. He can walk independently, go up and down stairs, play on a scooter, and throw a ball. Marshall’s favorite toys are balls, blocks, and toy trains. An adoptive parent who met Marshall said, “We met Marshall on one of our trips to his orphanage. He is a sweet, content little love. He was friends with my daughter and just seemed like such a happy little fella. He loves to play and dance. Love him so and praying someone will go get him!!”

Marshall has a family out there who just needs to see him! Could today be that day?

VIDEO of Marshall:  https://vimeo.com/143268985

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

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

$450 is available for my adoption.

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!

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!

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

$1,384.88 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!