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

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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!

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

January 2019 Written Update:  Emmett has lived in a foster family at for a long time. He is very used to living with a lot of little kids. He has a very good relationship with the other kids in the house. With the children with similar abilities as him, he loves to play with them and gets really happy and excited to be with them. In other environments, like school, it is apparent that he is closer to the other kids who live in his same family. With the children with more severe disabilities, he will often help his mama and is able to help take care of them.

He is outgoing and loves to smile. When he laughs we all think he is very cute. Most of the time his temper is good and he is very willing to cooperate with adults. However, he has his own personality and if a stranger pushes him to do something he is not comfortable with or difficult he can get angry. He can sometimes be impatient. Has some language delays and sometimes he can get anxious if he can’t express himself clearly. With people he knows he doesn’t lose his temper. But if a stranger forces him to do something like for example a performance he won’t be happy. He is very happy and lively most of the time. He likes to hug and kiss familiar people and hear compliments. He can walk by himself. In fact, his sport abilities are not bad. He can even help his mama push other kids on the stroller. He is pretty independent in activities of daily living. Because he has had the opportunity to go out more often, when he is outside he listens well to direction, stays close to the mama or to the teacher. He can basically cooperate, especially if it’s activities of daily life or school that he is used to. He is good at listening to his mama or teacher.  He always likes to dance and participate in performances.  VIDEOS AVAILABLE.

Emmett’s current agency is offering a $2000 grant towards his adoption!

*** Emmett is also eligible for an additional $5,000 Older Child Grant***

$16,223.38 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2018

Lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Convergent concomitant strabismus

Listed: June 2020

 

$1,516.35 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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2016

Down Syndrome

 

 

$1,080.81 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!

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2018

Talipes valgus
atrial septal defect
patent ductus arteriosus

Updated pics 10/20; update from a family that met him 10/20:
Fraser was a very sweet and smart boy! He was very loving and happy. He seemed comfortable with his caregivers, happy and playful. He speaks and says several words appropriately for his age. He knows the names of the other children in his room. Fraser was very playful and played well with both caregivers and other kids. He also played with toys. He played peek a boo and laughed with our son. His listing says club feet. He does stand on both feet but rolls onto his heels and stands on his heels. He walked with assistance but was dragging his feet. We were told he walks unassisted but did not witness it. We were also told that his heart condition would close on its own and not need any surgery.
He has two brothers and a sister that are under custody and not adoptable at this time

$4,295.20 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!


ADOPTED!!

“ihaveawarrior” Girl, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Diana has been in the hospital a number of times since coming into care for asthmatic bronchitis/pneumonia. When she is lying in her crib, she likes to look up, lift her arms, and pat the mattress with her hands. She can hold her head up while lying on her stomach and roll over while lying on her back. Diana can laugh out loud and make sounds. She turns her head when she hears her name and she can track moving objects with her eyes; she likes to interact with people and will laugh when amused. She can grasp toys with her fingers and she loves the toys that make sounds. She also loves to be hugged and teased!

Video, Video 2 

$1,174.02 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!

“ihaveawarrior” Boy, born 2017
Down syndrome, CHD: tetralogy of fallot

Boy, born 2018
healthy

 

 

These boys are siblings and must be adopted together! They are currently in the same orphanage.

 

$3,726.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy: 2017

Listed: 06/2019

Special needs: Down Syndrome

Lazar is a handsome boy seeking a family that can give him the time, attention and love needed so he has the opportunity to thrive!

Lazar was born in  2017.  He has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21, Regular Form.  His doctors report that his general condition is relatively good.  He is delayed in his motor function as a result of the diagnosis of Down Syndrome.  He is able to roll from front to back and back to front but is not able to sit or stand on his own.  At birth, a consultation with a cardiologist showed a congenital heart defect described as a Foramen ovale.  At 1 month of age, a follow-up cardiologist visit showed there was no longer a congenital heart defect.  Additional reports regarding Lazar describe that when you pay attention to him and talk to him, he smiles and babbles happily.

Children with Down Syndrome need ongoing and consistent intervention in order to reach their full potential.  And all children deserve the chance to grow-up in a family.

Lazar is waiting for his forever family to find him and bring him home.  Several videos of Lazar are available through his placing agency.  A specific agency has a grant for him, for $2,500.

*** Lazar has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

$1,048.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Birthday: 2018
Diagnosis: Congenital anomaly of the central nervous system – microcephaly

Blair was born premature, with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. She had 2 seizures after birth. Cerebral edema was present after birth. She was found to have a dislocated hip at 4 months old. Treatment was performed for 4 months. A repeat Xray was done at 8 months of age and the dislocation was no longer present.
She can stand for 10 seconds on her own and takes 2-3 independent steps. She has difficulty with all motor activities: struggles with going from laying to sitting, and sitting to knees. 
She reaches with both hands for an object and grabs it. She moves an object from one hand to the other, touching it. She holds a toy in her hands and examines it. She claps her hands. She holds two objects and hits them into each other. She puts or takes toys out of a box, flips through pages of a children’s cardboard picture book. The only toy she is interested in is a ball. She has difficulty catching small objects, as well as performing more complex actions – stringing, arranging towers, etc. She is described as having “slight delays. She has difficulty interacting with other children and does not have an attachment to the foster family. She will make contact with a familiar adult, but has difficulty maintaining the contact/interaction. She will sometimes show appropriate emotions and other times, she does not react appropriately. She does not recognize the emotions of others. She avoids hugs by moving away from the person.  She understands what is said to her. She is saying some simple words and can also say sounds and respond to questions like, “What sound does a dog make?”Changes in her environment makes her anxious    

*** Blair has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

Girl, born 2017

down syndrome

 

 

$1,574.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2013
Disorder of brain, unspecified
Iron deficiency anaemia
A very good girl, very helpful and friendly, with no significant problems

 

 

Samantha’s sister Carly is still available for adoption.  Their brother Freddie has been adopted domestically.

 

$1,095.75 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2015
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2018

This two year old is very affectionate and loves to be held and cuddled. Her caregivers describe her as a gentle and easy baby. She was born prematurely at 34 weeks and is diagnosed with Down syndrome. Developmentally she can crawl, pull to stand, sits unassisted, grasp objects, understand simple instructions, responds to her name, and uses simple gestures to communicate. She gets along well with her peers and enjoys when the older children hold her. It’s reported that she does need physical therapy to assist with her motor development. A loving prospective adoption family that is knowledgeable of her special needs and that can provide excellent access to therapies and special education would be best.

 

$1,251.94 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!

Girl, born 2008

 

 

ADOPTED!

 

Kalina’s grant of 183.77 has been gifted to Tammy.

Girl, born 2019

Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula (post-op); Other specified congenital malformations – she has 4 fingers in each hand; Other disorders of nervous system; malnutrition

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

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down Syndrome; Endocrine disorder

Listed: April 2018

Kaleb is a handsome and happy little boy, born in April of 2014 with down syndrome and an endocrine disorder. Kaleb likes to listen to music and play games. He is described as gentle, quiet, and shy. When he needs comfort, he will ask his caregiver for a hug. Kaleb can dress himself, put shoes on, and eat with a spoon, even if he might make a mess sometimes. He moves fast and can step over small chairs, get on tables, go up and down stairs, run, and jump. He is able to say simple words such as ‘mom’, ‘thank you’, ‘bye’, and other two syllable words. Though he doesn’t go to school, he is currently attending a pre-school education class in the orphanage along with ten other children. He is able to understand and follow instructions given by the caregivers. In October of 2015, a lab test showed that his blood thyroid hormone (T4) was low. He has since been taking medication and is regularly examined. Kaleb really likes to eat sweets, such as cake, candy, and other snacks. He also enjoys playing games and can be more focused than others if he is interested. He is described as cheerful, active, and is noted to get along well with the other children.

Kaleb joined an In-Orphanage Care Center in October of 2015.  The care center hires, trains and oversees nannies caring for a designated group of children with special needs. Staff say that Kaleb has brought a lot of joy and love to their room ever since! He is a happy little fellow with a big smile and a sweet personality. He loves cuddling and is often found crawling into somebody’s lap. Kaleb has a contagious laugh and he adds so much joy wherever he goes.

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Kaleb’s adoption with his current agency. Kaleb needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold his file or move forward with adopting him.

$152.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2020

special needs

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2019

Spina Bifida
congenital hydrocephalus, conditions after surgery

Listed: June 2020

 

$1,169.00 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!

“ihaveawarrior”

June 2020

Boy, born 2015

Nanism
Williams Syndrome

Listed: Feb 2020

 

ADOPTED!!

 

Elon’s grant of $482.90 has been gifted to Wolf.

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD-VSD (post-op)

Update from Feb 2020:
Kora can eat solid foods, she can eat all foods suitable for children. But because it is an institutional setting, we give the children little fish to eat. All bones are removed from meat and fish by nannies before serving to the children for safety. We usually give her softer foods.  She can grab things to eat herself. She also will break off and share snacks with other children.

 

*What she means is that they give them soft foods usually mixed with rice to prevent choking, to help the children eat faster, and so they don’t have to distinguish from children with stomach or eating issues. All the children who have come with this diet have had stomach issues because of it and have needed time to adjust to eating harder foods but recovered fine. Each day after eating in the morning and night she will drink a little milk.

Kora can understand almost everything that is said to her. She also can respond using actions, she just cannot communicate with spoken language, she can only speak a little.   She did not show any problems with the heart after her heart surgery. Previously her eyes often had tears. In December 2019, an eye examination was performed. She had a Nasolacrimal duct narrowing + nasolacrimal duct intubation. She has recovered well from this.

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Kora is a beautiful little girl with a beautiful smile and cute little dimples! Kora was born with Down syndrome and a CHD-VSD, for which she has had surgery to correct. By 2.5 years of age, Kora was walking forwards and backwards independently. She can understand simple instructions and helps look after other children near her. If another child has a runny nose, the caretaker will say “Kora, wipe the nose for your friend with the towel” and she would use the towel to help clean the child. She would pass it to the caretaker and then get another towel to clean another child up. Her caregiver will give her a thumbs up and praise her for being so great. At the end of an activity, she will put away toys with the other children. Kora likes music and dancing to the beat. She gets along well with other children and will kiss them or put her hand on her mouth and blow them a kiss. She will wave her hands to say goodbye. Kora is also very happy to play outdoors! She loves to pull the caretaker’s hands to go upstairs and walk on the bridge. She enjoys looking around and touching flowers and grasses after seeing them.

In May of 2019, Kora started attending the Little Sister’s Pre-School Program. She adapted well to going to school. She can move her stool to the designated position when she comes into the classroom and will sit down happily. She does not speak much, but she can understand the teacher’s instructions and will cooperate positively. When the teacher calls her name, she can raise her hands up to indicate that she is there. She will imitate the teacher to dance along to the music in class. Kora can hold a pen to write on the blank paper. She will curiously touch the lines she draws with the other hand. When the teacher says it is time to go outside, Kora always stands up and runs to the door. She likes interaction with people too and is not scared of new people. Kora has a good appetite and she likes snacks. She is a sound sleeper. Kora is ready for a forever family! Could that family be yours?

There is a $1,000 Agency Grant with a specific adoption agency to help a family bring Kora home!

$1,698.50 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!

“ihaveawarrior” Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2016

Marielle is a sweet girl who is rocking an extra chromosome. She plays happily and babbles when playing. She likes to be held and pays close attention to her nannies when they hold her and talk to her.

Marielle’s file shows no heart defect. She would do so well in a family! And look at that hair!

Update Oct 2017:  She likes to play in the activity room at the orphanage and especially enjoys toys that make sounds.  She loves to be held.  She can speak several words like “xie xie” (thank you), “bu ke qi” (you’re welcome) and “chi” (eat).  This sweet little girl enjoys music and smiles often.

Update & videos from Feb 2019:  Video 1, Video 2 
Marielle is generally healthy.  She can feed herself & dress herself.  She is potty trained, and considered “high functioning”. She can climb, run, jump, go upstairs and downstairs by herself, string beads, button clothes and so on. There is a $1,500 agency grant for Marielle’s adoption with her current adoption agency.  They also have MANY additional videos of her!

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

$1,300.40 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!


Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Aug 2017

Auden finally has a file, which means he finally has a chance to have a family of his own! In September of 2015, the agency posted about a little baby boy with down syndrome who we met while on an advocacy trip. His situation was very grave due to a digestion issue and staff who weren’t sure what more to do for him. They honestly weren’t sure how much time he had left. They got in touch with some wonderful people who got him into one of their healing homes. Three months later, they posted a picture of this baby they are calling Auden. The changes moved are amazing!

Auden is now two years old and not only is he adorable, but he is thriving! This cutie has an amazing story, but this is just the beginning. There just has to be an awesome family out there for this little one. Please help spread the word about him so he can soon be in the arms of his family…his forever family!

A specific agency has a $5000 adoption grant available for Auden.

$1,275.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born Feb 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

Video, photos & update available from summer 2020!
Video 1, Video 2

Watson is a precious little boy. He can roll over and sit alone. Watson loves hugging! When he’s upset, Watson will calm down when his caretaker holds and pats his back. Watson’s caretaker often takes him to the garden to enjoy the sunshine and get fresh air. He has a good appetite and doesn’t have issues with swallowing. He is currently in diapers and is noted to be a sound sleeper. Watson lives in an area with about 40 other kids, two and under. We have requested an update and are hoping that Watson’s family sees him while he is still so young! What a precious son he will be!

Update August 2020:  Watson can stand up by himself, walk by holding a hand, recognize people, and speak “Mama and Nainai (granny), etc.”  Watson has been living in a foster family. He doesn’t go to school yet.  Watson doesn’t take any special medication or receive any surgery. He sometimes catches a cold, gets a fever, and receives proper medical treatment.

There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Watson’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$1,120.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2017

Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Disorder of the brain
Persistent hyperplasia of Thymus
Hypermetropia

 

ADOPTED!

Grove’s grant of $152.50 has been gifted to Desi.

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2019

Joshua is just a baby in the photos we have, however he’s now 3 years old. His initial report is from February 2017 and says the following: Joshua is an active and pleasant boy. He visually follows bright color. He likes being held by caregiver. He is energetic, has a ready smile and is fond of listening to music and playing with the music rattle hanging on his crib. He can lift his head while lying on abdomen. He can lift his leg and grasp to play, grasp toys or others’ hands with both hands. He is able to say “Aaaaah” and giggles when being teased. When he sees the staff holding a milk bottle or toys, he can visually follow. He can reach out his hands to ask for them and express he is very happy. When there is a sound. he will turn around to have a look. He is attached to the caregiver and stops crying when she holds him.

$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!

guardianangelGirl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (ASD)

Listed: November 2017

Stella Mae is an absolutely darling girl who just recently turned 3 years old. She has the cutest little personality that you can see in her must-watch videos. Stella lives with a foster family and likes to follow her foster grandmother around wherever she goes! Stella is an active and extroverted little girl, who loves to listen to music, play with colorful toys, and play interactive games. She is also a good eater, and sleeps well through the night. Stella is a sweet and smiley girl who was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD, for which she has already had surgery to correct. She is ready to come home and be the light of her family’s life!

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

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

Girl, born 2010

 

 

ADOPTED DOMESTICALLY!

 

Isadora’s grant has been gifted to Tammy.

Girl, born 2019

Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome

 

 

$84.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2010

FAS, Mental delay, congenital hypothyroidism

Listed: August 2017

 

 

ADOPTED!!

Girl, born 2016

Hemangioma
Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia originating in the perinatal period
Other disorders of nervous system not elsewhere classified

Girl, born 2015

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus

41211154054 Lennielennie-babylennie-2016Boy, born 2012
Hypoplastic right heart syndrome

Listed: Dec 12, 2014

Lennie seems to have a glowing, happy personality! Facial features are consistent with those of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  Signs of hydrocephalus are present as well.   Interested families should research these conditions and be prepared upon arrival home.

URGENT:  FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER to the INSTITUTION

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

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

Boy: 2015

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

Listed: August 2017

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

Update: Jan 2020

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy-Spastic Quadriparesis. Symptomatic epilepsy. Congenital anomalies syndrome that affects predominantly the facial area. 

Vinny can turn from his back to his belly and vice versa. He doesn’t make attempts to stand up and he is unstable when sitting without support. He has spastic muscle tone of the upper and lower extremities. He registers visual, hearing and tactile stimuli. His attention is stable if he is interested in the activity. He differentiates familiar people from strangers, recognizes voices and situations. He is happy and smiles when teased from an adult. He vocalizes and pronounces spontaneous syllables. He listens when somebody talks to him. He turns around to the source of a sound or movement. He often opens his mouth. His reaction to adults is positive – he looks at the adult and is happy.

He looks at, follows, and sometimes reaches with uncoordinated moves for toys, or tries to pick up a nearby object of interest. He grabs and holds a suitable toy (like a rattle) in his hand. He looks at it briefly, tries to swing it by moving his hand up and down, brings it to his mouth or throws it (the sound of the toy falling causes the child to laugh and repeat the action).

$3,150.00 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!

Born: 2016
Diagnosis: 
Microcephaly, Hypotrophy 2nd group, protein-caloric malnutrition with anemic syndrome, constipation and flatulence, and delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development.

Brenda was born premature. She lived with her birth parents and her twin for the first 7 months of her life. She was then placed in an orphanage. Her twin died when they were a year old from pneumonia. Brenda experiences a lot of gas and bloating issues. She’s had multiple tests done to try to determine a cause, including testing for celiac. At this time, there is no conclusive diagnosis other than constipation. She takes multiple over the counter supplements each day to help with the gas, bloating and constipation. She’s also on a formula drink supplement to assist with weight gain. She walks independently.  She can go up the stairs with support. She climbs on furniture, runs, can balance on a swing. She can perform complex of actions when shown. She is cautious when learning new actions. She feeds herself with a spoon, but does not like dry foods. She pronounces continuous combinations of sounds and separate simple words and tries to combine them into sentences. Her understanding corresponds to the age and surroundings. She performs simple actions after verbal instructions..She mainly plays alone, but doesn’t isolate herself from the other children. She can play for a long period of time and there is a plot in her games. She prefers a certain doll. Her attention is attracted by toys that make sounds and are mechanic.    She accepts boundaries and follows simple instructions.  She is inquisitive and observes the individual activities with interest. Her attention is easy to attract and held on activities suggested by the teacher – music, playing with cubes and rings, cups to be fitted in one another, looking at books. She remembers and reproduces actions she was shown. She holds a pencil and scratches within the margins of the paper. Her speech activity is on the level of pronouncing separate combinations of sounds and simple words which she tries to combine in a sentence. She looks at her image in the mirror.  She communicates with adults and children, and seeks contact with significant adult. She is active and has fun in the games. She is clearly interested and listens to songs and “dances”. Her facial and body expression are very expressive. She imitates gestures and mimics. She performs social gestures.

*** Brenda has been awarded a $2,000 Grant! *** 

Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Sept 2019

Update Oct 2019: Vaughn can understand some simple instructions, such as “come and drink milk,” “have a meal,” “blow with your mouth when the food is very hot,” “bring something to your Mom,” etc. He can also make some simple gestures, such as saying goodbye to auntie, giving a warm welcome, putting his two index fingers together and imitating a flying insect, and so on. Vaughn can crawl (with his belly on the ground and his hands crawling forward alternately) , and he can stand up when leaning on something (for a short time). He has been receiving rehabilitation training from a rehabilitation therapist. He can grasp toys and items. After the training, he will put toys back in their baskets under the guidance of his pre-school education teacher.

Vaughn is more interested in balls and toys that make sound. He plays with toys under the guidance of adults and has simple interaction with adults. He has a good personality. He gets along with his little friends. He seldom cries. He does not recognize strangers and likes to be held. He will reach out his hands, asking for hugs to those he is familiar with. In terms of food, Vaughn drink about 350ml of formula at each meal. Between two meals of formula, he eats half a small bowl of nutritional congee. He likes thick congee and smashed apples.

There is a $2,500 agency grant Vaughn’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$1,233.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2018

Other reduction deformities of brain
Congenital deformities of feet
Atrial septal defect
Cardiomyopathy, unspecified
Nutritional anemia, unspecified

 

He has an older brother, who is not available for adoption.

$11.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2019

Down syndrome

 

 

$1,206.10 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!

anna-2016Girl, born 2009anna (1)

Internal hydrocephalus (operated), spastic tetraparesis with movement disorders, open oval window, development delays

Listed: October 2015

VIDEO:  https://goo.gl/photos/Sdw2Gk8qf9n2rYcC9

From a family who met her summer 2015:  This little girl is wonderful! I have never met a child with so much personality and spunk. She absolutely loves people and she is so desperate for attention. I held her for most of our visitation time one day. If I tried to put her down she demanded that I pick her up again and then she would kiss all over me. She just wanted someone to be near her. Everyday when my husband would walk through the playground gates she would get a stern look on her face and point at him and then motion for him to come to her… NOW:) She would smile from ear to ear when he acknowledged her. You can not help but laugh when you are with her. Even the cold and distant nannies couldn’t keep a solemn expression on their faces when we interacted with her.

She is in need of urgent dental care! I have never seen such decayed teeth before. I am not sure why her mouth is so much worse than all the other children but her mouth is really concerning. She can stand on her own but struggles to lift and bend her legs when she is bearing weight on them. She has a little walker that she does wonderful with. She can walk along a bench by holding on to it but we never saw her walk independently. From what I could tell she does not have any limitations of her upper body.

We never witnessed her show any aggression towards any of the children. When I would sit on the bench holding my daughter she would try to climb in my lap as well, but she never tried to harm my daughter or push her out of the way. She is very hungry for attention and for the love of a family. She would make a wonderful daughter and I am sure she would provide you with a life time of laughter.

This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is a cautionary disclosure only.  Families should research the varying impacts of this condition.

*** Anna has received a $5000 Older Child Grant ***

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect-ASD

Listed: November 2017

File update available from early 2020!  She is well-behaved for her foster family, and considered “high-functioning.”   MANY VIDEOS AVAILABLE!

Luna is an absolutely precious girl, born in January of 2014, with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect-ASD. Luna went into a foster family on Oct. 31, 2014. She is said to have a good appetite and is close to her foster grandma. Luna is an active little girl who likes crowded places, listening to music, toys that make sound, and outdoor activities. Do not miss her written update and all of her videos! She’s a waiting gem!

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Luna’s adoption.

*** Luna has received a $5,000 Grant! ***

$2,445.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2018

JP is a happy, chunky little dude … he has a very inquisitive personality – always wanting to see and be a part of what’s going on! When you come in the door, JP would be the first one to smile big, wave his hands, and giggle nonstop. It’s always play time for JP! When he attended a “baby class” his favorite thing to do was be buried in the ball pit, then jump up and scream! He would play in that ball pit all day if he could! JP also loves music… dancing and wiggling around, sometimes trying to make sounds along with the words. If he was ever upset, his caregiver would turn on his favorite songs and he’d be back to his happy self in no time – smiling and laughing. In July, JP was beginning to take his first steps independently and had become very comfortable walking around the room holding the wall/someone’s hand. He had also started to try and spoon feed himself a few bites of meals, however he would quickly give in and let the caregiver feed him so he could get food faster.

$945.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2014

Spastic Diplegia

 

 

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

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

Girl: 2016

Special Needs: Autism

Bethany is a sweet little 3-year-old!  She enjoys playing with her toys and will often imitate what the older children are doing. She also like to have close contact with other children and adults in her home. Bethany was diagnosed with autism and would need some special attention from her new family. Would you consider welcoming her into yours?

Update July 2020:

She is very lively, active and curious child.  Her speech is  underdeveloped  – separate words. Calm. Waves for goodbye.

She feeds herself with a spoon sometimes spilling. She undresses herself alone, assists in dressing, e.g. reaches out an arm or a leg. Uses diapers. She is not picky about the food.

She can play alone or with other kids. She has a good potential for development, but needs constant continuous work for development of the speech, communicative skills and enrichment of the activities that she does.

*** 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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma

Additional photos and video available.

Tristan has a severe skin condition. Look at that smile in spite of what must be very painful and itchy sores. A report from August 2018 says the following:

Tristan has a pair of bright eyes. He has a smile, he is so shy and cute when he laughs. He loves clean. Although he is young, he always spreads out the little towel, puts the bowel and spoon on the towel and has a meal carefully each time when it’s time for a meal. He knows to clean his face and mouth after a meal, and tells the caretaker that he eats over. When the caretaker praises him “well done”, he shows his happy smile. He likes all kinds of snacks and his favorite foods are ships and chocolates; he also loves all kinds of fruits, such as apple and pear. His favorite fruits are bananas. He is fond of watching cartoon; sometimes when there is familiar music from TV, he knows to sing follow it. His favorite cartoon is Boonie Bears. He sleeps alone in his cradle.

Tristan can go upstairs and downstairs without help, can jump off floor with both feet, can go upstairs one foot per step, can hold a pen with right hand, can hold a pen with full hand and scribbles on the book. He also can grasp a small ball with his hand, throw the ball away. He knows red color, count numerals of 1-5. He is fond of playing with toys. He is happiest when he is playing with toys. Usually he can play with toys alone over 10 minutes. He likes all kinds of toys. He can take a toy with his hand and plays with it, he puts it back after he doesn’t play; he can put on and take off socks and shoes. Due to his skin, he is difficulty in putting on and taking off clothes.

He can say some phrases; he is very clever and is not afraid of strangers. Each day, he sees that the caretaker goes to work or off the work, he says “good morning, mom” “goodbye, mom” on his own initiative. When he sees the repair men in the institute, he also says hello to them with open arms. The staffs like him very much. He knows the adult’s words and he also can communicate with the adult. He states out his needs on his own initiative and makes the caretaker to know his meanings. Sometimes we ask him “how old are you?”, he answers “4 years old”. In the group, he knows the names of all children, like a big brother; even if the children change their beds each other, he also knows to state out their names. He often plays with children together in the group. Sometimes he is naughty and grabs the toy with other children. He enjoys that he is praised by the adult, he is so happy at that time. Sometimes he is naughty, he shows his unhappiness and grievance when is criticized by the caretaker.

Please won’t a family adopt this sweetie and help make his life with this skin condition as comfortable as possible as he continues to grow and thrive!

$4,979.40 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!

Girl, born 2007
PRC
Spina Bifida (post-op)

Simone is an amazing and beautiful girl who is described by her caretakers as gentle, cute, diligent, and honest. Simone is attending school and is said to recognize and understand things quickly and have a quick response. She listens carefully and follows the teachers’ directions. Simone takes part in group activities and gets along well with the other kids. She is a bit more reserved when it comes to working or interacting with adults or children she does not know, though she would not refuse to work with them. Despite being quiet, she is said to have rich inner emotions. Simone has a strong self-esteem and is willing to admit her mistakes and make corrections. She likes to share with others when she has received praise from her teachers. She is obedient and is willing to help others. Simone is independent in her care. She can feed herself, put on and take off her own clothes and shoes, comb her hair, wash her face, brush her teeth, take a bath, and go to the toilet on her own. Simone is diagnosed with post-op spina bifida. Though her spina bifida does not affect her gross motor skills, she is incontinent. This may be the very thing that has caused her to wait all these years, but it should not be. Simone is an all-around awesome young lady with so much to offer the world! Her forever family has been missing out, but we know they are out there!

MANY videos available.  A specific adoption agency has a $1000 grant offered for her adoption.

$423.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013

Arnold chiari syndrome
flaccid paraplegia
anemia

 

Listed: December 2017

 

$2,557.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2019

Down Syndrome
Unspecified disorder of psychological development
Other disorders of nervous system, not elsewhere classified

Listed: June 2020

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

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

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Limb differences (right hand, right leg)

 

Listed: Feb 2020

 

Dominic needs to be adopted prior to his birthday in January 2021!

 

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

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

garryBoy, born 2016

congenital brain malformation: leptomeningeal cyst of back cranial fossa, hypoplasia of left cerebellar hemi-sphere, ventriculomegalia, atrophic process
Congenital heart defect:  tetralogy of fallot, ventricular septal defect, stenosis of pulmonary artery, other congential malformation of the cardiac septa, heart failure
cystic dilation of collecting ducts atopic dermatitis
umbilical hernia
congenital deformity of the hip
hereditary optic atrophy
rickets

Listed:  July 19, 2016

Sweet boy needs a family!

$1,602.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

update from March 2020: She lags behind, compared with other kids of her age. She has poor speech with poor learning skill. She can speak single characters at one time. The teacher said that when in class, the teacher demonstrated “1” and she could stick up her fingers and say “1.” She is a quiet, well-behaved girl; she likes to play, and happily plays with a little friend. She walks on her own, and it not yet potty-trained. She can scribble on paper and pick up tiny things with her fingers. She has poor language skills and poor learning skills. She can speak single characters only, and she follows simple directions (such as ‘bring a ball to the teacher’). Nan loves things that are colorful, and she likes to play with construction blocks, watch cartoon movies and playing with balls.

Videos of Nan are available!

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

Girl, born 2019

Down syndrome
ventricular septum defect
minimal patent ductus arteriosus
minimal open foramen ovale

 

$1,227.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2018

congenital hydrocephaly
congenital defect of development of corpus callosum
torticollis

Listed: Jan 2019

 

$3,268.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2017

Listed; January 2020

angelman syndrome
Other disorders of psychological development
Expressive language disorder
Valgus deformity
Hypermetropia

The girl does not talk. She can walk with support. They feed her.

$1,550.50 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!

guardianangelfaith

faith1Girl, born 2012

Cornelia deLange Syndrome
heart issues

Listed: Feb 2017

 

ADOPTED DOMESTICALLY!

evelyn1 Girl, born 2008
Spina bifida (condition after surgery), paraparesis, secondary hydrocephalus

 

 

Adopted Domestically!

guardianangel Boy, born 2016

Hydrocephalus
spastic tetraplegia
epilepsy
severe mental delay
mixed specific disorders of psychological development
atopic dermatitis
congenital deformation of foot
polydactyly
optic nerve atrophy
cardiomyopathy

 

$2,253.15 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2015

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

Update Oct. 2019

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

Gracelynn was raised by her birth family for the first year of her life. She began having seizures at the age of 6 months. She was placed in the orphanage 5 days before her first birthday. Gracelynn was placed on medication to control her seizures before arriving at the orphanage. She has been monitored by a neurologist and had check-ups every 6 months. An EEG when she was 23 months old showed no epiletic activity. Following a neurology appointment when she was 3 years old, due to the lack of seizures and seizure activity for 2 years, seizure medication was reduced. She began presenting with signs of seizures after the reduction of medication, so the medication was resumed and seizure activity stopped. No seizure activity has been observed since her medication was resumed. Gracelynn also has GERD and experiences gas pains and vomiting as a result. She’s also had several instances of pneumonia. It is possible that Gracelynn has aspiration issues, but this has not been medically diagnosed, as it is not something they typically test for in her birth country. She is being treated with medication for GERD.

Gracelynn lives in the “medical ward” section of the orphanage. This means that while her medical and therapy needs are being met, she does not have many opportunities to interact with other children or to improve developmentally. She spends a large portion of her day alone in a crib. When on her back, Gracelynn will roll onto her right side. She tries to sit up by lifting her head and her legs. She can hold her head up and she sits upright when placed in a walker or special chair. She will follow voices and objects with her eyes. She turns her head when her name is called. She will occasionally reach for toys. She eats soft mashed food from a spoon.

*** Gracelyn has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

$2,596.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect, unknown eye issue (not in file)

Delfina is a precious little girl who is described by her caretakers as spirited and sweet. She has lots of personality and snuggles to share! Delfina loved celebrating the holiday season with her nannies and friends. She especially enjoyed dressing up in festive hats and playing with jingle bells. Delfina loves getting her picture taken. Immediately after seeing a camera, she will get in front of it and pose or flash a great big smile. Delfina usually asks to see the pictures by plopping down on the photographer’s lap and pointing to the camera. Delfina has a big smile and an even bigger personality!

Staff say that she has matured and learned about stretching her imagination and playing with others. She likes to build and stack blocks, read books, and play outside. Watching Delfina explore the world around her is a joy, and between her wonderful hugs and loving pats on the back, she’s won over all of her caretakers’ hearts. Delfina’s nannies love sharing about how smart, strong, and adorable she is. Her enthusiasm for life is endearing. Whenever you introduce her to a new toy or game, she doesn’t hesitate to join in on the fun. Popping bubbles is her current favorite activity and the joy she exudes is contagious!

Delfina was born with Down syndrome and CHD- TOF, Perimembranous VSD, Pulmonary stenosis, Right ventricular hypertrophy, and PFO. We are trying to find out if she has had any surgeries, because her outdated medical file doesn’t mention any. It also appears that Delfina has had something happen to her right eye since her file was prepared. We are not sure if she has any vision in that eye or not, but are also looking to get more information about that. It’s clear Delfina brings so much joy to her caretakers. We hope her forever family will see her soon, so they don’t continue to miss out on that joy!

Delfina has a $1,000 Agency grant with a specific agency for her adoption.

$15.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy: 2017

Listed: June 2019

Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of the central nervous system – hydrocephalus permagna. Condition after implantation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Symptomatic epilepsy. Convergent concomitant strabismus. Atopic dermatitis. Second degree prematurely born baby.

This is the case of a male child born prematurely – 2nd degree with hydrocephalus diagnosed prenatally. At the age of 2 months he had a liquor drainage surgery with implantation of a VP-shunt. He is delayed with reference to all indicators of the physical and neuro-psychic development. Nasogastric-tube feeding is applied due to missing nutritional reflexes.

This is a child with hypertensive – hydrocephalic syndrome. Liquor draining surgery has been done. The child was fed by way of nasogastric-tube until the age of 1 year and 8-9 months; after that he was taught to eat with a spoon. The child has visual and hearing perceptions. He is unable to control his head. He is unable to flip from back to front or to sit. He is delayed in his physical and neuro-psychic development – speech and motor skills.

He reacts when spoken to and when touched and smiles.

*** Antonio has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

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

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

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

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

$1,516.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, hearing loss

Listed: Oct 2019

Tinsley is a beautiful little girl, with Down syndrome and significant hearing loss in both ears. Tinsley can turn her head from side to side, roll over, and kick her legs and wave her arms. She looks at the nanny’s face when she is being cuddled and will smile back at her nanny when her nanny smiles at her. Tinsley will cry when she wants to be cuddled and quiets down quickly once held. Her nanny describes her as so very lovely! When Tinsley is happy, she will babble, sticks out her tongue, or chuckle. Tinsley loves to take a bath! Slapping the water and splashing around makes her so happy. Tinsley would thrive in a family who could teach her sign language to help her communicate. Could that family be yours?

There is a $3,500 agency grant for Tinsley’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$1,252.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Update & new pic from Oct 2019!

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

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

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

*** Shelby Mae has received an additional $5,000 Grant! ***

$1,500.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2016

Other disorders of psychological development
failure to thrive
Atrial septal defect

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

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

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Listed:  Dec 2017

Update from 2019: Beatrice has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease.  Beatrice is learning speech and has made progress. She can say simple phrases and names, such as “hello, teacher” and the names of her friends. Beatrice can express her needs in simple words and she can understand instructions. Her file states that she can walk, go up and down stairs, and climb over fences without assistance. Beatrice’s files states that she is helpful and will assist her teacher in organizing, putting chairs back to their proper place, help other children put on shoes, and sweep with a broom. Her file shows she’s very attentive towards others and will help children get up if they fall while playing.

*** Beatrice received a $5,000 Grant! ***

$1,117.44 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013

Down Syndrome

He’s a very smart boy, he understands everything but cannot talk.

 

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

$679.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2016

patent ductus arteriosus

Listed: Aug 2019

DOMESTIC FOSTER CARE

$1,290.86 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ivey, born 2015

Listed: May 2019
Diagnosis: Turner Syndrome

Ivey currently lives in a group home for children with special needs and there are no other children her age in the home. She has delays in all aspects of her development. She was born with a heart condition that was surgically corrected. She still takes heart medication and sees the cardiologist for check-ups.

She is also currently on a dairy free diet. The doctor has indicated that milk and dairy products should be slowly reintroduced to observe her tolerance level. An optomologist diagnosed her with a vision impairment, but she does not have glasses or any corrective measures at this time.
Ivey can sit up, pull to a stand and walk around her crib holding on to support. She interacts with toys, but doesn’t know how to play with them appropriately due to lack of instruction. She says a couple of short words and babbles/makes sounds. She makes eye contact, tracks with her eyes, and will interact with a mirror and other toys that interest her.

*** Ivey has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: Nov 2018

Elijah was born with Down syndrome and a Congenital Heart Defect. He seems to know how to have fun!

His caretakers describe him as cute, outgoing and delightful, and say he rarely cries. When you hug him and talk to him, he instantly smiles. He loves to listen to music and sing along.

*** Elijah received a $5,000 Grant! ***

$75.86 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2017

possible HIV infection or contact with smb. HIV positive
encephalopathy of unspecified aetiology

atrial septal defect
ventricular septal defect

Listed: March 2019

Izak has two older siblings, same region but far away; they must be adopted together!

$1,826.20 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!

guardianangel Girl, born July 2012
PRC
malnutrition, developmental delay, oral deformity. ametropia and double strephenopodia

Hasini was wearing orthopedic shoes for rehabilitation as of the time her file was prepared. Hasini had a CT scan come back normal. There is a very good possibility that she has what is called Moebius Syndrome, which affects the muscles that control facial expressions and eye movements.
Hasini is described as gentle and quiet. From her outdated file: Hasini can sit stably for a long time now. She can use her left hand to go from lying down to sitting and can flexibly turn over. She likes to crawl backwards. When she is happy, she would grab the bed handrail to rock her body. She can clap and can grasp the toys attached to her bed. She can understand simple instructions. For example, if the caretaker asks her to put her hands down, she will do it. If tell her “we need to stand up,” she will give her hand to the adults because we have to help her up. She can make the “a” “e” “na” sounds. She falls asleep quickly. Hasini is afraid of strangers, but after some time, she gradually accepts the strangers. She likes playing with other kids.

A recent update states that she moved from foster care back to the orphanage recently. The update was not very positive, but Hasini has only been with them for a few months. The inability to make facial expressions may cause confusion for those who try to care and interact with her. Hasini needs a family who can see the beautiful little girl she is. Those with Moebius Syndrome do not smile with their mouths, but with their hearts. Will you be the lucky family who gets to see Hasini’s heart smile?

$11,013.30 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!

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (PFO and PDA)

Listed: April 2019

Update December 2019: Everly is a sweet girl who is affectionate and has an infectious giggle! She has Down Syndrome which has delayed her development. Over the last 4 months, Everly has made some significant improvements in her social and physical development. Everly can roll over independently, and crawls quickly when motivated! She is able to get up into standing position happily, and enjoys cruising around furniture. She has started walking with carer’s holding both of her hands. She LOVES this! She can sit unsupported, and enjoys watching bubbles being blown! This sunshine girl enjoys hugs and the company of others! She loves to play hand games with people and gives kisses on the cheek! She loves receiving kisses too!

Everly is part of family style care where she has 5 consistent caregivers, and lives with 8 other children all under the age of 4. Everly has therapy sessions two times per week where she has opportunities to work on her development through play! She makes sounds to communicate and enjoys face to face time with others. She has not verbalized with simple words yet, but she enjoys connecting with people and has become a sociable little girls in the last few months.

Update June 2019:  These videos show her play and developmental level. She self soothes by rocking her chair, lots of oral stuff (putting toys to mouth), and is starting the “chuck the toy over the side.” She also has some pre-verbal sounds.  Video 1, Video 2

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

$42.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born late 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (post-op)

Listed: August 2017

Lily Mae is a friendly, creative, and adorable little girl, born in November of 2014 with Mosaic Down syndrome and CHD-CVAC/ASD/VSD/PFO.

Lily Mae loves to help other people, and she always greets volunteers with a happy “hello”. She gets along well with the other children, her nannies, and her teachers. Lily Mae is in the orphanage’s highest level kindergarten class, and her favorite activity at school is arts & crafts. She loves just about any project that has to do with paint or paste! Lily Mae has had surgery to treat her heart and she is currently in good health and not taking any medication. She can say some simple Chinese words such as “thank you,” “hello,” and “okay.” She understands what is said to her, and she can follow instructions very well! Lily Mae can wash her hands by herself and she knows how to help tidy up the room after play time. She needs help with self-care skills, but she continues to learn and grow!

Lily is ready to meet each challenge with a smile. Will you join her?

Families qualify for a $2,500 grant through a specific adoption agency.

$96.30 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!

Girl, born 2013
CO-7
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2019

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

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

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

$1,396.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2018

other specified disorders of brain
microphthalmos

Listed: Jan 2019

$1,175.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2018
abnormal development of the larynx

Boy, born 2016
healthy

 

These darling siblings must be adopted together!

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

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

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Congenital retinal degeneration, developmental delays

Listed: April 2017

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$9,938.82 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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