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.

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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!

Girl, born 2016

 

 

$1,705.68 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula

 

 

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

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

 

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Video available.

Chip is a cutie who knows his name and will look when called. He enjoys playing with toys. He has a strong grip and can also transfer toys from one hand to the other. He loves toys that make sounds and when people play games with him. He laughs loudly when happy. Chip shouts loudly when he wants to get adults’ attention and always claps his hands happily when his needs are met. At 2.5, he could walk several steps with the help of a baby walker or with one hand held. He can now walk on his own. Chip has good fine motor skills and can pick-up small balls with his thumb and index finger. He tries to use his cup to drink. When he is not in agreement with something, he will shake his head. Chip can make the sounds of baba and mama.

In March of 2015, he entered a foster family. He receives 5.5 hours a day of physical therapy and developmental training in the grandmother class each day. He is cared for by his foster mother the rest of the time. He is very close to her. Chip is a sound sleeper and good eater. He likes to play games with the other children in the same activity room and play outside too. Chip was born with down syndrome and is being well-cared for while he waits for his forever family to see him and come get him! Could you or someone you know be Chip’s forever?

AUGUST 2017 UPDATE: Chip’s orphanage reports that he is high functioning. He likes creative toys like blocks and he understands directions from adults.

Chip is on the shared list, so a family could use any agency to adopt him, but there is a $5,000 specific agency grant with for Chip’s adoption if a family uses a specific agency.

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

$15,016.20 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!

40929144350 JoannaGirl, born 2012
Hydrocephalus

New pictures, April 2017.

Video.

$1,836.00 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!

Justine2Girl, born Jan 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2, 2016

Justine is an adorable little girl! She came into care at 6 months of age. Chromosome test confirmed she has Mosaic Down syndrome. Justine’s overall development is not too far behind her peers. At 24 months of age, she was active, engaging, learning to speak, and cruising furniture. Justine loves to dance when she hears music…and she likes cats! She was born with a small “extra” thumb, which was successfully removed with no complications. Justine is a happy, social, and loving little girl, who is more than ready to be loved by her new family!

Justine has a $2500 grant with a specific adoption agency.

*** I have received an additional $5,000 Grant! ***

$1,010.14 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

Down syndrome

 

Listed: April 2019

 

$109.00 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 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2019

Holleigh is a precious baby girl! Her orphanage reports that her mental and physical development is better than other peers with Down syndrome. As of 14 months of age, Holleigh was rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and playing with toys with both hands. Holleigh is reported to have a slower reaction and wasn’t yet able to follow directions. She is a sound sleeper and loves her milk. Holleigh is said to be very strong and healthy! She loves playing with toys and small bells on the activity mats. We hope Holleigh’s forever family will see her and get her home while she is still so young!

Update from June 2019 with pics & video!  Holleigh is doing well & is generally healthy.  She’s active and likes to play; she doesn’t like to be held. She sits well, can crawl, and can pick up small objects. She doesn’t speak yet, but she does respond to her name.

Video 1, Video 2

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

$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!

Girl, born 2019

down syndrome
patent ductus arteriosis
disorder of the brain
atopic dermatitis

 

$83.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boy, born 2018

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

Listed: Sept 2019

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

$1,063.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2015

Congenital stenosis of gullet, condition after surgery
mild mental delays

 

$1,436.11 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

Frontol Encephalocele
Congenital Hydrocephalus
Spina Bifida
arnold chiari syndrome
Hypospadias, penile
Cystic kidney disease
Congenital hydronephrosis
Flaccid paraplegia
Other chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis

Those eyes!! 🙂

Listed: Dec 2017

$10,412.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Misty has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, postoperative CHD, and mild anemia. She is described as quiet, friendly, and with a ready smile. According to her file, she can walk while holding onto something or if she is standing against a wall. Misty’s file states that she understands her name and can understand simple instructions. Her file says she smiles at caretakers she recognizes, opens her arms for a hug, and likes being held. Misty’s file shows she laughs loudly when playing, she enjoys toy blocks, and likes watching cartoons.

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

Girl, born 2019

Down Syndrome

 

 

$32.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl: 2016

Listed: July 2019

Special needs: Down syndrome (trisomy 21); atresia of the anus – condition after successful surgical treatment; pes equinovarus dextra – condition after successful surgical treatment; severe mental delay, minimal disturbance of behavior; decreased muscle tone and increased muscle reflexes of the limbs.

Beatrice reaches for and purposefully grabs toys/objects. She examines them and is able to transfer them from one hand to the other. She smiles when receiving adult’s individual attention. When an adult pays her individual attention Beatrice coos and produces various sounds.

Beatrice is fed with a spoon by an adult. She needs more time to fall asleep, but after that her sleep is long and calm. Beatrice is on diapers.

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

She also has a $1500 agency specific grant with one of her listing agencies.

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

Boy: 2017

Special Needs: Down Syndrome

Listed: July 2019

Davi is all smiles! He is an adorable little boy born in June of 2017 with Down syndrome. He is mobile and his fine motor skills are developed. He tracks well with his eyes and he knows and reacts to his name. He can reach out for someone’s hand to put his in their, and say ”bye.”  Davi has a good daily routine. He will sit on the potty and sometimes use it. He is also said to be a good eater and calm sleeper.  Davi pronounces syllables and interacts well with adults. He follows patterns that are shown to him and he imitates movements. For instance, he sits on the swing and he walks with a stroller. Davi is a calm, active, and positive child. He adapts easily and is not aggressive.  We hope Davi’s family sees him and brings him home while he is still so young!

His current agency has a $1500 agency grant available for Davi’s adoption, and also requires that families interested in adopting him need an approved home study to apply.

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

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

Boy, born 2016

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

Listed: August 2017

$5,606.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

Boy, age 15:  Ages out in November!
Diagnosis: Spastic quadraparisis

ONLY A FAMILY WHO HAS ALREADY FILED USCIS APPROVAL WILL QUALIFY TO ADOPT VINN.

 

From a volunteer who visits the orphanage:  When he was 14 his mother placed him and his siblings in the orphanage, after her husband left them and signed away her rights to him, and went to Italy to work for a year. When she returned she took the siblings home, but not visit him. She does not visit him and her phone calls are becoming less and less. Upon arriving at the orphanage, he became friends with another boy who was adopted shortly before turning 16. They chat on FB. He has asked me repeatedly to find him a home in America, or to adopt him.

He has friends from the community who visit with him, and explained the entire adoption system/situation to him. He wants out and should be out. He has spastic cerebral palsy in all 4 limbs. He is in 7th grade, dreams of going to Paris, and has taught himself English. He translates or the staff! He is very upset about not having a walker there or receiving therapies. I have seen the’spunk’ starting to disappear. He is so very kind and compassionate. He has been raised Greek catholic, read the bible daily and loves to sing hymns and christian songs.

 

ONLY A FAMILY WHO HAS ALREADY FILED USCIS APPROVAL WILL QUALIFY TO ADOPT VINN.

$7,371.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2019

down syndrome
ventricular septal defect
disorder of the brain

 

 

$54.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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!

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: June 2017

UPDATE available from Feb 2019!

Stephanie is a beautiful little girl who has a close relationship with her foster mom and her early education teacher. She gets along well with her former nanny and children in the orphanage. She is willing to share food and toys with others and she always helps when another child is being bullied, as any big sister would. Stephanie is a good eater and sleeper.

Stephanie was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- PDA, which seems to have resolved itself. At 5 months of age, she was holding up her head, at 9 months she was crawling, at 11 months she was sitting, at 13 months she was standing with help, at 14 months she was walking with support, and at 19 months she was walking independently. Stephanie can sometimes say mom, but doesn’t really say words beyond that. She definitely knows her name and responds when called. She can also understand basic directions.

New video; Older Video.

Her current agency has a $1500 grant available.

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

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Sensitive special need

Listed: June 2017

Luke has a sensitive special need – XY46. He’s in a very poor orphanage, where adoptive families have met him.   Luke is in a very under resourced orphanage in rural China where he is not able to attend school, lacks proper nutrition, and the opportunity to play with even basic toys.

Luke is a charming boy who has a close relationship with his caregivers and is known around the orphanage for his helpfulness. He is attentive when the little ones cry, and runs errands for his caregivers when they need an extra hand. Luke likes to play games with others, especially ball games. Luke is active and extroverted. His favorite meal is egg and pork!

Luke’s development is fully age-appropriate. He will need a family who understands the complexities of his medical need and can offer him the unconditional love and support he needs to flourish. We believe Luke will thrive in the loving care of a family like yours. We’ve met him and loved hanging out with this smart little guy! Is he the child you’ve been waiting for?

*** Luke has received an Older Child Grant of $5000!
 Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Girl, born 2014
Down syndrome
T-A

Listed: Aug 2019

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

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

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

$1,447.23 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

HIV

 

DOMESTIC FOSTER CARE

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: August 2017

Zack, 3.5, is described as handsome, active, and adorable. Zack loves music and enjoys singing and dancing. He can be shy, but he gets along very well with his peers and teachers and warmly greets those familiar to him. Zack adapts well to new situations. He is able to feed himself, get dressed and undressed without assistance, use the bathroom alone, and wash his hands without help.

Zack goes to school in the orphanage. He is in class with other children with Down Syndrome, in which he is considered above average. He has some language skills, good fine and gross motor skills, and he knows his numbers, colors, and sizes. Zack can speak common characters, words, and short sentences, though he has poor pronunciation. He can walk, use the stairs, and jump by himself. He enjoys playing catch and playing with balls.

Zack was abandoned at 6 months old. He was born with Down Syndrome and patent ductus arteriosus, a congenital heart defect. We do not have any information at this time on treatment Zack has received for his heart condition, but we have asked for more information about this.

In order to help Zack find a family, we are waiving our entire agency fee. Zack’s family will be responsible for the costs of their homestudy, post-placement reports, dossier authentication, China’s dossier log-in and translation fees, USCIS fees, orphanage donation and travel expenses. Our staff will assist Zack’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The $13,000 federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Zack’s family.

Zack’s bright, goofy personality shines through in his photos. Could he brighten up your family?

$15,247.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2004

Cerebral palsy

Listed: June 2018

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

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

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

$1,008.00 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 fall 2015
Down syndrome, Hep C, anemia

Listed: May 11, 2017

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

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

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

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!

$15,448.94 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!

Boy, born 2009

Cerebral palsy

He is a smart boy, understands direct speech and follows instructions.
The doctors believe he will be able to walk in the future.

He is very quiet and kind child.

 

 

$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!

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect

Listed: June 2019

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

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

$1,019.76 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Knox is an adorable little boy! He was placed in a foster family in June of 2016 and he seems to get along well with all members of the family, but is very attached to his foster mom. Knox feeds himself and sits independently. At the time Knox’s file was prepared, he could follow simple instructions and could sit, crawl, and stand independently. He claps his hands when he sees his friends coming and likes to wave goodbye too. He vocalizes and says a few simple words, such as mom and dad. Knox is described by his caretakers as active, chubby, and adaptable. He smiles when praised, likes to be held, enjoys listening to stories, and likes to ask for hugs from people who are familiar to him. We can’t wait to see this little guy continue to grow in a forever family of his own!

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

$2,404.50 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 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (VSD), umbilical hernia

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

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

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

$1,053.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Developmental delays

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

Video Link:  Video from March 2019Video from 2017

$1,176.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2014

Disorder of brain, unspecified
emotional disorders
mild mental retardation

Listed: Dec 2018

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

ADOPTED!

 

Boy, born 2012
Other disorders of the nervous system
Expressive language disorder
other disorder of psychological development
nonorganic enuresis
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
cardiomyopathy

 

Boy, born 2015
other specified disorder of central nervous system
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
ventral hernia
cardiomyopathy

The also have a brother born 2010

Listed: January 2018

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

Girl: 2016

Listed: 05/2019

Special Needs: Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus- shunt has been placed

Chrissie has Spina Bifida, which impacts her lower limbs. She received a shunt for hydrocephalus. She has experienced recurrent UTIs. This is monitored and treated, as needed.  Chrissie recognizes familiar people and enjoys interactions with staff. She can hold her head up and roll from back to stomach and stomach to back. When asked about her, a caregiver said that she is very tender, likes to cuddle, laughs, and enjoys attention from adults. She makes sounds in an attempt to communicate and responds to singing by making humming sounds to “sing along”.

More photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

Boy, born 2008

mixed developmental disorders
cardiopathy
phymosis
right cryptochidism

Listed: March 2018

 

ADOPTED!

Boy, born 2015

Apert-Crouzon syndrome
Heart defect – Atrial septal defect

Sweet pea!!

Listed: Feb 2018

$1,089.10 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!

Boy, born 2018

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
Other specified disorders of brain

Listed: Dec 2018

$3,290.20 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!

guardianangelGirl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (ASD, VSD); Ametropia

Listed: May 2017

Sheena is the sweetest girl around! Agency staff have met her and said that she is very smart and pleasant. Sheena is also a favorite of her caretakers, giving her a lot of extra attention and love.

She was sitting independently between 9-11 months of age and was crawling by one. She started walking and speaking, though unclear, at age two. By three, she was a confident walker and could use a cup to drink. She’s a good eater and is not picky about food. Congee and meat are her favorites. She can go to toilet on her own and has few accidents. She does need a diaper at night. Sheena can also dress herself and put on her own shoes. When she was little, she got burned by hot water so she is still afraid of taking a bath.

In January of 2016, Sheena started receiving schooling inside the orphanage. The teachers quickly learned that she liked the toy numbers. They taught her how to string the toy numbers. After three months, Sheena made big progress in her language, gross motor, and social skills. She has learned words like teacher, ayi, chair, mine, etc. When talking with her, she responds with sounds like “en, oh, hao”. She likes to listen to music and will follow the beat by clapping her hands. She also tries to sing to the music. Sheena can walk upstairs and downstairs by herself and can now run faster. When she sees other kids fall down, she will walk over to help the child get up. If other kids get hurt, she will go over and blow on it to soothe the pain. In September of 2016, Sheena showed good progress with her cognition. She focuses in class to learn with other kids. Sheena likes being active and being held. She enjoys imitating, playing with toy cars, and playing hide and seek.

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

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

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

Girl, born 2017

Down Syndrome
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Listed: March 16, 2018

 

Boy: 2017

SN: down syndrome

Listed: Sep 2019

Meet sweet little Ian! He is lagging behind developmentally within the norms of the syndrome. He has 6 fingers on his right hand and may be having surgery to remove the extra finger in the future. He holds his head up and turns from his back to his belly. When in a walker, he can stand up and take small steps. Ian squeezes toys and moves them between his hands. He loves clapping when someone praises him. Ian expresses emotions and attaches to certain people. He can already say a few words including “grandpa”, “dad” and “eat”

*** 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.

 

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital hypothyroidism

Listed: Feb 2019

One-and-half-year-old Xenah is extroverted, active, and has a ready smile. Xenah’s report in 2018 says she can hold her head well, can turn her head to follow moving objects, and will look at her caretaker when they talk to her. Her report also indicates her favorite activities are to be cuddled and teased. Xenah’s pictures show how giggly and happy her demeanor is. Her file says she can pick up blocks and she loves holding two together as she stares at them. The agency has requested updated information on Xenah and would love to have a family waiting for her when it arrives!

Family hoping to travel in December

Girl, born 2013

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

Listed: June 2017

ADOPTED

 

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Austin likes to make faces at himself in the mirror, smiling or opening his eyes and mouth wide. A restless and active boy, he is quite interested in new things, and he laughs loudly when he’s happy. Austin is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and he has no other known medical needs. His voice is low, he doesn’t scream or shout, and although he doesn’t yet speak, if he needs something he lets his nannies know by making sounds or crying. His caregivers can easily tell how he feels by the sound of his voice, and he responds appropriately to their facial expressions. When praised he is happy, and when scolded he gets very quiet. By October 2016 he could crawl, sit on his own, and go up and down stairs by holding onto the railing. If Austin doesn’t like something he’ll refuse it by just not moving, and his caregivers all now understand that this means he doesn’t want it! When he sleeps, he sucks on two of his fingers, and his nanny will sneak over later and move his hand out of his mouth once he’s asleep. This cheerful little fellow needs a family who will give him all the care and attention he needs!

Video.   The agency who currently holds Austin’s file is offering a $1500 grant.

$71.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2015

spastic diplegia
Sequelae of subarachnoid haemorrhage
Epilepsy
Congenital malformation of optic disc
Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung
Cardiomyopathy

Listed: Feb 2018

$1,025.10 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!

Girls, born 2008 & 2011
CO-8

Lizzie and Luna are sisters who have been in and out of care since they were little. Lizzie is the older sister and is described as shy and reserved. Lizzie enjoys dancing and watching cartoons. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up she says “to be a veterinarian and take care of animals”. Her little sister Luna is described to a bit more extroverted and social. Luna enjoys dancing, playing pretend kitchen, and playing with her dolls. The sisters love to go on outings with their foster family, watch movies and play games.

The girls have a history of abuse/trauma.  More information available from the agency for serious inquiries.  Both sisters are reportedly in overall good physical health. Due to their previous unstable life environment, Lizzie and Luna are behind in school. However, it is reported that since being enrolled in school, they are showing progress! Both girls struggle with behavior issues. Their foster mother is working with them to address these problems. An ideal family for Lizzie and Luna should be understanding of older child adoption and accepting of the unknowns in their life. An adoptive family for these girls should have ready access to the education, medical, and behavioral resources they potentially will require in order to reach their full life potential.

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2006
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease (repaired)

Listed: April 2017

Nora is an amazing little girl. She was hosted in the US in the summer of 2016 by a family who hoped to adopt her but were denied — They are willing to talk with anyone interested in knowing more about this precious child.

Nora is very independent and cognitively very able. She was able to confidently take care of all her needs. She has extremely long hair that she did not like to have to brush, but was willing to have it braided to have it out of her way. She spoke very clearly in her native languate and was able to communicate her needs to her host family. She ate well and was very healthy. She adored the younger children in the family and wanted to help in caring for them. She enjoyed having jobs to do with the other children in the home. She liked to play outside and go on trips but she also loved to look at picture books and draw in notebooks. She loves animals. Nora did tend to get fairly grumpy when given sugar – so it is best to limit her intake. At times she would shake her head no and cry if she did not want to do something (like go to bed) but always chose to comply when her host parents repeated their direction.

She was examined by a pediatrician, dentist, and ophthalmologist while in the US. The pediatrician said she was very healthy and well taken care of. She also said Nora’s heart sounded very healthy. Nora does not need glasses but does have a few cavities that will need some treatment once she is adopted.

Nora would do very well in a family – she loves being with people, especially children. She adored her host dad in particular but also loved to snuggle with her host mom and their children. She is very bright and curious. She wants to learn and explore. She is a treasure just waiting to be claimed.

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

Girl 2016
EE-6

Special Need: spina bifida (surgically corrected), anemia, minor delays, potential autism.

Meet sweet little Annie! Annie loves to laugh, give hugs and kisses, and play with her toys. She is living with a foster family who she is very affectionate towards. Annie talks and walks well. She can hold a cup and drink from it. She recently was tested for childhood autism and the results pointed toward this diagnosis. Behavioral therapy was recommended. The agency has videos of Annie to show potential families.

 

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

This darling little guy loves robots and is high functioning. He has mosaic DS and was abandoned at 1 year old.

February 2019 Update: Louis’ caretakers report that Louis is introverted and obedient. He understands what adults say and has normal communication with other kids. Louis can say things like “put away the toys,” “love mama,” “go shopping,” “grandma is here,” and so on. He can follow instructions and is potty- trained. Louis’ gross and fine motor skills are good. He can pick up tiny things, scribble, and draw. He is not in kindergarten yet. Louis has been living with a foster family for two years and he is attached to his foster mother, foster grandma, and foster brother. Louis gets up at 7:30 am, has breakfast at 8:10 am, spends time drawing and playing, drinks milk at 10 am, eats lunch at 11:30 am, takes a nap around 1:00-3:00 pm, has a snack, free activities, dinner at 6:00 pm, watch TV, and goes to bed at 9:30 pm. Louis eats most foods, drinks with a sippy cup, and can feed himself with a spoon. He has not learned English. Louis likes bright colors and he likes going on the slide, playing with balls, and playing with all types of cars.

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

The agency that currently has his file is offering a $1500 grant.

$15,100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Danny is a tenderhearted and genuine boy. He charms everyone he meets with that squinty-eyed smile! Danny is content in any situation and obeys well – he also is a fantastic school student in his foster home.

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

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

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

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!

Girl, born 2010

Congenital hydrocephalus
flail legs
Severe mental retardation
Optic atrophy

Listed: May 2019

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

She is tiny and beautiful.

Xaria has received a $5000 Older Child Grant

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!

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

 

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.

$100.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
atrial septal defect
other disorder of nervous system

 

Listed: May 2017

Sweet baby boy!!

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

Girl, born 2006
Blindness (total), prosthetic left eye.

Listed: October 2017

Jeanette can read braille at a grade 1 level. She can write on a brailler and a slate and stylus. She uses an abacus to do math including regrouping addition up to the hundreds place and subtraction. She knows how to type on a computer and is learning how to use screen reading software. She is very motivated by technology. She speaks fluently in Telugu and can converse in English. She is very comfortable moving around independently. She is very friendly with all the other girls and staff in her home.

Jeanette is curious about the world around her and is rarely slowed down by her blindness. She thrives with one on one attention. She loves to laugh. She used to attend a school for the blind in the community but the class sizes were very large and quality of teaching was poor, so she is currently being taught at home and is doing very well in a small setting. She is very bright. Jeanette has a lot of love to give and is sweet and endearing.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.  For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Girl, age 6
Blind

Listed: June 2017

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

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

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

Listed: June 2017

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

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

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

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

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!

Girl, born early 2013
Down syndrome, heart defect

Listed: May 11, 2017

Kate is sweet 4 year old girl in need of your prayers for a loving family. Kate has Down Syndrome and heart disease. She has big brown eyes and a round face. Kate is described as a friendly, smiley and loving child. She has already had PDA coil closure surgery.

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

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

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

14088420_10153821829092606_9221273545580412810_nGirl, Born September 2008

NEW PIC JANUARY 2016!

Hannah is a darling girl who needs a family.   MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.
Listed: Aug 6, 2010

Hannah went home with her biological family!

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