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

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

To see all of our Homecomings celebrations click here.

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

Janie

janie-2016janiefromyuliaGirl, Born March 8, 2006

Listed:  June 21, 2010

NEW PHOTO MAY 2016:  Janie has been transferred.
She will remain bedridden and restrained for the rest of her life is she is not adopted.  Janie is a beautiful little girl who struggles with the effects of FAS.    She also has CP and some effects of hydrocephaly.   She is not able to walk on her own, and will need the loving and patient care of a family to help her achieve her potential.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition.  Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively.   This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much.   There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Janie may be available with Nate and Jared.

*** 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 ***

Eddie

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Wide-eyed Eddie is curious and explores by rolling over in his crib and play mat. Eddie was born with Downs Syndrome and a heart defect. He was abandoned as a frail, thin baby who struggled with digestive issues. Under the loving care of his nannies, his eating has improved and he is clearly more comfortable and putting on a little chub. He sweetly comforts himself by sucking his thumb. At the age of a year and a half, Eddie’s developmental delays are fairly significant so it’s hard to predict how much he will catch up with the attention and services he needs.

There’s no doubt this little cutie will benefit greatly from joining a family!

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through his current agency.

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

Nolan

nolan-2016Boy, Born September 2004

Nolan is such a handsome boy!  He needs a loving family!

Listed: August 4, 2010

From his medical records:  long-term effects of some early trauma (right-side hemiparesis), mild mental delays, seizures, flat feet, farsightedness

He has fine motor skills, understands everything, he talks but it is hard to understand him.  Nolan is very physically active, happy and cooperative, friends with other children.   A family living in the states who has 3 children, one who is significantly disabled, has taken a special interest in Nolan but cannot add Nolan to their own family due to the needs of their children. Per the family, “Nolan’s eyes and smile caught our heart. He is close in age to one of our own children. We hope this gift will enable someone to give Nolan the chance to live outside an institution.”

A family must have a completed homestudy to commit to Nolan.  Due to the size of Nolan’s grant, 50% of grant funds will be available upon receiving a travel date, and the other 50% upon passing court.

Nolan has a grant of $19,597.50 available towards the cost of his adoption!

Lily

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

Listed: June 2017

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

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

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

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

Valerie (L)

Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, heart murmur, astigmatism

Listed: July 2018

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

 

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

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

Stella

stella-2016Girl, born 2010

Down syndrome

Listed: August 3, 2016

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

 

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

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

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$7,054.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Chloe

Girl, age 6
Blind

Listed: June 2017

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

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

Dolly

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

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

Listed: July 2013

New pics January 2017! Lots of new pics available!

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

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

Gianna

Girl, born 2015

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

Listed: May 2017

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

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

Robin

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

Listed: May 11, 2017

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

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

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

Bruno

Boy, born 2002
Spina Bifida, after surgery

Very friendly, shying boy, not talkative, but smart.

Listed: September 2017

I600 a must be filed by July 2018; otherwise he will no longer be available for adoption!

It’s hard to say if he really wants to be adopted. I guess he has lots of fear before unknown country, people and culture.

But if he likes the people I believe he would be a good match to active family.

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

Malachy

Boy, born 2002

severe mental retardation

Listed: September 2017

 

Video available.  An I600a must be filed by Oct 2018; otherwise Malachy will age out and no longer be eligible for adoption.

$10,124.40 has been donated to Malachy`s matching grant! When his grant reaches $2500, he will receive an additional $2500. This grant will be for Malachy`s adoption; in addition, he is still eligible for a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

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

Ruth

Girl, born 2005
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

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

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

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

Suzy

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: November 2017

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

Suzy’s current agency has waived ALL AGENCY FEES!

Remmie L33

boysillouettenophotoBoy, born 2014

 

 

ADOPTED

Remmie’s grant was gifted to Adam and Andy

Jaycie

Girl, born 2009

moderate mental retardation
Cerebral Palsy
cross-eyes

She is a VERY good girl, she participates in all children activities, likes to be involved in different performances, recites poems, sings, is very active, helpful and friendly.

Needs a family asap!

 

Petal L32

girlsillouettenophotoGirl, born on February 2012

 

 

ADOPTED

 

 

Jairus, Juno, and Betty L6

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Siblings, born March 2008, April 2009, November 2010

 

 

Adopted

 

Betsy

guardianangelbetsy-2016betsy-2016Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

Listed: March 1, 2015

 

 

ADOPTED

Mariah

mariahGirl, born 2006
PRC

Listed:  January 7, 2014

ADOPTED!

Rosie

Girl, born February 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Precious Rosie is an introverted, quiet, and beautiful baby girl. She is very close to her primary caretaker and loves cuddling and being held by her nanny. Rosie likes to play with toys that make sounds. At the time her file was prepared (November 2016), she could raise her head when lying on her stomach, but was not sitting or rolling over. She can track moving toys well and was making sounds at that time.

Rosie’s current agency has a $5000 grant available towards her adoption fees.

Joshua

Joshua (1)Boy, born September 2004
PRC
Developmental Delay

Listed:  April 27, 2015

 

 

ADOPTED!!

Clara

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Clara is ready to play dress up!

Clara is a ray of sunshine in her orphanage. She is a cheerful little girl who is quick to smile and laugh. She loves dancing and blowing kisses to her favorite nannies. Making herself pretty by putting on her favorite dresses and doing her hair is one of her favorite activities. Social Clara is always ready for a good game of Hide and Seek.  Clara’s language development seems to be the area of biggest delay as she is not yet able to put multiple words together. She has strong comprehension skills and happily follows the directions that her nannies give her. She is an attentive little girl who learns new skills quickly.

Who is ready for a game of Hide and Seek? 1…2…3…

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with Clara’s current agency.

$250.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Charlie

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: March 2017

 

RODS in partnership with Whovian Running Club

 

Charlie is tenacious and determined. He will work at new skills until he has grasped them – whether learning to balance or stealing crackers to share with the other children! Charlie is adventurous and loves to explore. His caretakers report that he is always curious about fresh things in life. He loves to play with toys and has a special affinity for trying on shoes.

Charlie has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and patent foramen ovale, a hole in his heart, but he has normal cardiac function and is otherwise healthy. Charlie’s file has been designated Special Focus, indicating his need of a forever family! Families do not need a dossier registered in-country to be matched with Charlie.

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

Sienna

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (PFO)

 

 

Beauchamp

Beauchamp (2)Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

 

HOME!!!

 

Roger

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
atrial septal defect
other disorder of nervous system

 

Listed: May 2017

Sweet baby boy!!

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

Vijay

vijay-2016vijay-2017Boy, born December 2007

Listed: June 4, 2012

Congenital hydrocephalus; epilepsy; cerebral palsy; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Optic atrophy

New pic Jan 2017.  Vijay has been transferred now.  Must get him out!

VIDEO:

Vijay means “Victory” and we are all hoping he will find a family where he can thrive.  That would be a victory, indeed!  Please help save him from a lifetime in a crib.

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

Justin

Justin update (2)Justin Asia (2) Justin update (1)Boy, born 2005
PRC
Thalassemia

 

Already home!

Blaine

Boy, born 2009
PRC
Downs Syndrome, right cryptochordism,  inguinal hernia with  undescended testicle

Listed: May 2017

A family recently met sweet Blaine while adopting their son:  My son came home in December (2016) and talks non-stop about his friend. He talks about how this little one was nice to him, gave him food and shared his blanket, etc. He also talks about how mean the nannies are to this little boy. My son doesn’t have anything to say about anyone else there except they aren’t nice. Initially I took it with a grain of salt but there is another little girl adopted from there in the last year who has told her family the exact same thing. Can you imagine the heart on this little one? I adore him. I am more than willing to talk to anyone about him!

update: He has strong self-care skills!

Blaine is described by the other children from his SWI as sweet, kind, caring and helpful. Several children who are home now continue to speak about his kindness and hope that he finds a family soon. He is a gentle soul who is said to have “strong self-care abilities”. Everyone in his orphanage calls him, “good baby”. According to his SWI, he likes to communicate with people and is kind to people and he likes music and dancing. He is very tiny and was timid in person when several families met him. He patiently waited to see his little friend who had just been adopted. Blaine has Down syndrome, right cryptorchidism and a right inguinal hernia but is reported to be otherwise healthy. A family will be so blessed to add this treasure to their family!

$5,615.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Cadence

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

new picture May 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

Charity, Levi & Micah

Three siblings
CO-4

Listed: March 2017

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

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

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

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

Princess

Girl, age 12
CO-4

Listed March 2017

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

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

AUGUSTUS

Azure

Girl, born 2017

Down Syndrome
Open oval window

Listed: March 16, 2018

 

Josiah

Boy, born 2017

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

Listed: October 2017

$1,835.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Ellie

Girl, born 2013

Hiv
Hep C

Listed: May 2017

 

$1,123.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sophia (L)

Girl: 2014

Sophia has Down syndrome, specific mixed development disorder, suspected bilateral hearing nerve inflammation; anomaly of Tricuspid valve, I degree of Tricuspid valve not closing (no heart surgery or treatment necessary), hypermetric astigmatism.

Sophia adapts well in a new environment and is very easy going and loving. She initiates and keeps eye contact, smiles when spoken to, and is interested in toys. She puts toys in her mouth, plays with them making noise by hitting them on the table. Sophia sits well, crawls and goes from a sitting position to her knees but doesn’t stand yet. She quickly adapts in a new environment, is communicative, makes and keeps eye contact, involves herself into social play, is interested in herself in a mirror and has expressive emotions. She smiles when spoken to, laughs loudly when cuddled, speaks in syllables, but does not want to repeat sounds. The strong sides of Sophia‘s development are social adaptation, emotional expression and co-operation. Areas to work on include language, cognitive and motor development.

Sophia will require services by a speech therapist, occupational therapist, special education teacher, physical therapist, pediatric cardiologist, and a neurologist.

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

Penelope

Girl, born 2013

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

Listed: June 2017

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

Faith Ann

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

Listed May 4, 2016

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lydiah

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Outgoing Lydiah is ready to play!

Lydiah is a happy and social little girl. She is happiest when she is playing blocks with one of the nannies or a little friend. Lydiah was born with Down syndrome and although her development is delayed, she is a determined little girl. She is walking and working on learning some skills like dressing. Lydiah loves music and is thrilled to have opportunities to clap and dance with the music. Her speech is delayed but she understands and follows many directions.

Are you ready to dance with Lydiah?

Families qualify for a $15,000 subsidy with her current agency!

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Fynn

Boy, born 2015

Down syndrome

New pic January 2017! 

Listed: Nov 2, 2016

 

$2,261.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Samantha (L)

Girl, born 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

Listed: September 2017

 

Samantha is an adorable two year old girl born with Down syndrome. The redness in her cheeks is caused by allergies.  She smiles and has started walking on her own. She copies everything others do and smiles constantly.

 

$15,067.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kolby

Boy, born summer 2016
SE-Asia
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

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

 

Jackie

guardianangel

Girl, born 2013jackie2-chac-e1460663796192
PRC
Anal atresia, congenital heart defect

Listed: Sept 15, 2015

Jackie will be turning two years old shortly. She was abandoned at a hospital when she was one day old. She was born with a hand deformity, anal atresia and a heart defect. Jackie received surgery for her anal atresia, but she doesn’t have bladder or bowel control yet and wears diapers. Jackie had surgery to correct her ventricular septal defect when she was one year old and has reportedly fully recovered, takes no heart medication and has no restrictions on her activities. Jackie also has deformities on her left hand. She is an active little girl who can crawl and say a few words. Her mental development is delayed in comparison to her peers. Jackie has a ready smile, likes to play with her toys and loves hugs. Could she be your daughter?

From an August 2016 update-Jackie’s mental development is normal on target. She is walking independently. Jackie is not potty trained yet. She’s wearing diaper. She pees and poops regularly.  She had surgery done for anal atresia, and it’s successful. Jackie has no need to follow up on her heart surgery as it was successful. No medication or further surgery needed. Her communication is normal. She can make simple communication with adults.  Jackie is gentle and quiet.

$491.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lucille

Girl, born 2003

Developmental delays
Mental delays
Cerebral palsy
Malnourishment

*** 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 ***

Audree

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down’s syndrome; postoperative congenital heart disease(CHD) and postoperative umbilical hernia

Listed: November 2017

Audree’s caregivers say that she is a very cute girl who likes smiling, and that she is also very smart! Audree’s primary nanny is retiring in December and she’d love nothing more to know that Audree has a forever family coming for her! She hopes she’ll find a wonderful family who will have their heart melted like chocolate by this angel’s smile the same way it does for her every single day!

Video Available!

December 2017 Update:
Audree is healthy. She is not potty trained yet, as none of the kids work on potty training in First Hugs. The staff has not tried. She is very laid back and easy going. Once she knows you, she is quick to smile. Otherwise, she is wary. She loves her nanny fiercely, but shares her with others. Her nanny will be retiring at the end of the year. Yes, she is very well behaved and obedient! She is sweet and easy going. She cannot walk yet independently. She can pick up a ball. She needs a family and therapy to work on her walking. As for fine motor skills, she has no opportunity to color, but she can pick toys up. She is not attending school. She is super attached to one special nanny who adores her right back. You can even see the relationship in pictures. She will need a family to work more on social skills. She interacts with the nannies, but is happy just to watch the other kids. She is not taking any medications. She cannot feed herself yet, but we have not tried to teach her. She doesn’t know any English and is not aware of the concept of adoption. She loves to be with her nanny, with other people who connect with her, and to play with balls.

The agency has several videos available! There’s a $5000 grant available for Audree’s adoption through her current agency.

$108.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Abbott

Boy, born 2013

Disorder of the Brain

 

 

ADOPTED!

Hank

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HankBoy, born 2010
PRC
Sensitive special need

Listed: Aug 2015

 

 

ADOPTED!

 

Cyril

Boy, born 2017

sweet boy!

Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

$1,936.98 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Regina

Regina collageGirl, born December 2004
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease

Listed: April 10, 2013

Regina was abandoned at the Children’s Welfare Institute in 2009, when she was approximately 5 years old.

After admission she adapted to the group life quickly. She likes being praised, can get alone well with caretaker and children, sometimes can care younger brothers and sisters and can manage her life.Regina (2)

In late 2010 she entered preschool class. We design and make some projects for her. We find she is interested with colorful paper, she takes the colorful paper to roll and unfold repeatedly. She learns to use scissor to cut paper. She likes painting, use colorful pens to draw circles on balloon. She can put the toy blocks of the same color together which makes her can recognize color and make her fingers more flexible. Regina has had a great change in the preschool class, from an autistic child she grows up into a polite and helpful child.

After training (blow the balloon, tongue exercise and read Pinyin), she can speak “wo, wawa, mama, yao, buyao, hao”, can write some numbers and simple characters. Her limb ability is improved, she can ride a bike, can swing, can sit on the seesaw, recently he loves riding children’s bike. Once upon a time, they are singing together, she feel the student near her does not sing well and tells to stop singing. At the same time she is helpful boy, she can do what she can, can help the teacher to clean the classroom and pick up the toys together; in the dormitory she can help to fold the clothes. In the picnic, she can pull child’s hand positively and can have a bag with food on her back. Through picnic and community activity, she broads her vision and improves her sociability.

She is confident, optimistic, polite, loving and sunshine child. She can perform actively when some guests visit the institute.   MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE.

There is a special $5,000 agency grant for Regina, from the adoption agency that currently holds her file.

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

Nora

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.

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

Jesse

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome

Sweet boy!

 

Lillian and Aston

lillian1

astonGirl, born 2015

Boy, born 2009
Spastic tetraparesis
He can walk by himself, can talk some, eats everything, strives at school

Listed: March 2017

They will be available fall 2017, and they must be adopted together.

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

Gabriel

Gabriel 2

Gabriel 1Boy, born December 2011
PRC
postoperative lumbosacral meningomyelocele; hydrocephalus; Chiari deformity; left down limb deformity with paralysis; nervous bladder

Listed: Dec 2013

Gabriel has delayed limb and intelligence development. At the age of 3 months, he could smile if being teased and could turn his head. At the age of 6 months, the center arranged his rehabilitation training. He could control his head,turn over, could not sit alone, had right lower limb deformity, club feet, and normal left lower limb. At the age of 9 months, he could grasp his toys, hold his bottle to drink, and smile at familiar people. At the age of 1 year, he could imitate adult’s action, hit the toy blocks, and giggle if happy. At the age of 1.5 years, he could sit alone after a period of rehabilitation training, crawl and stand with holding, but still could not walk. Now he can imitate speaking, understand simple directions, and can recognize some common objects. Gabriel is open, lovely, likes music and toys, and likes playing games with familiar people. He can smile if happy and can wave his hands and feet when he hears the music. He has built stable and close relationships with the care takers.

$697.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Annie

Domestic foster care

Marissa

Girl, born 2009

mixed specific disorders of psychological development
sensory neural hearing loss (bilateral)

Listed: April 2017

Updated pic (on left) from May 2017

$1,047.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Seamus

Boy, born 2017

Down Syndrome, atrial septal defect, other hydrocele

Listed: April 2017

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

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

 

 

Johnas #

Age: 2016

Diagnosis: Premature, Cerebral Palsy, Craniosynostosis

Listed: Dec. 2017

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

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

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

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

Zadock #

Age: 4
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Zadock was raised by his birth family the first 5 months of his life and then placed in an orphanage. After being placed in the orphanage, he underwent heart surgery to repair multiple intra ventricular defects. His heart has been checked annually since his surgery and is healthy at this time. He has no other physical health complications.

Zadock is making progress with his development. He is currently living in a group home setting and attending preschool. He can walk and run independently. He climbs up/down on furniture and can go up/down stairs with minimal assistance. He imitates gestures and actions, responds with excitement when he sees familiar adults, and enjoys interacting with both adults and peers. He follows basic instructions. He can say some simple words and imitates sounds. He can work wooden puzzles with minimal assistance, and can stack blocks after watching someone do it first. He will roll a ball back and forth with a peer or adult. He eats from a spoon and sleeps well at night.

Videos taken in October 2017 show him responding to simple instructions, and demonstrating pretend play skills by playing with a toy truck appropriately and pretending to cook and eat from a toy kitchen set. He is very social and interactive in the videos.

Photos and videos from October 2017 are available through the agency.

$18 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption.

Clare

Girl, born 2014
Down Syndrome

Listed: September 2017

What a cutie!!

She will be available in a couple of months (late 2017)!

$1,156.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Davy

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Until recently, David has been in the care of an amazing foster home. There, the ayis LOVED him so much. His special ayi was so proud of all she could teach him. He is such a happy guy. He LOVES being cuddled and held and rocked and sang to. He is such a special little guy!

$1,551.22 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Deklan

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2017

Deklan came into care when he was about one month old. He is a healthy child with Down syndrome. Deklan is an energetic, outgoing little guy who can crawl very fast, pull himself up to standing and walk with one hand held. He can say “mama” and turns his head when his name is called. He doesn’t yet follow instructions very well, but his caregivers are working on this with him, and he will try to cooperate when you initiate face-to-face play. He seeks out interaction with others. He likes to imitate and play with toys. He is close to a particular caregiver and smiles readily. Agency staff met Deklan recently. Video available.

There is a $3000 grant available toward the cost of Deklan’s adoption through his current agency.

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

Neli #

 Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: congenital malformation syndrome, mainly related to abnormal height. Delayed physical, neurological and psychological development.

Neli resides in Eastern Europe and is approaching 2-years-old.  Neli was born with facial asymmetry, low-set ears, shorter left lower limb, muscle hypotonia and significant delay in neurological and psychological development.  Neli needs assistance when sitting up and cannot stand as she lacks leg support.  She does not speak syllables or “coo” and appears to have partial conductive hearing loss.  

Neli can build towers with blocks and manipulate small objects with help. She cannot write but can throw a small ball.  Neli will makes sounds when spoken to and follow simple commands however, it is difficult for her to pronounce many sounds.  She enjoys being with people but is content by herself.  Neli establishes eye contact, demonstrates her discontent, responds to smiles and sounds, and accepts comfort from a staff member.

Tallulah

Girl, born April 2009Tallulah (1)
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2, 2013

 

Update May 2017:  Meet Tallulah! This active and spunky little girl came into care as a baby, and was diagnosed with Down syndrome, and a slight heart issue which has healed as she has grown. No surgery was necessary. Tallulah’s development has been good. She is a little one…her current height is 39″, and she weighs 35 pounds. She loves to play on the playground with her friends, and really loves to bounce. She is very flexible, and loves to climb.

Tallulah is engaging, social, funny, and a precious little girl! Her nannies say she is very bright, and able to learn new skills quickly. Tallulah has excellent receptive speech, and her expressive speech, though not always clear, is coming along. She attends school at the orphanage. She has been waiting for her family, and really hopes they hurry. I am sure she would also wish for lots of siblings and friends, and a big back yard with a swing set! Please make Tallulah’s wishes come true!

The agency has a video available.

Update 2015: She is potty trained and can take care of herself. She speaks two or three words phrases now. But she understands everything. She understands what others are talking about and she can follow instructions.

She is attending special education preschool in the orphanage. In the special education class, she learns life common sense and children songs, poems, counting, drawing, etc. Her motor skills are as good as healthy children. She is flexible, active and lovely. She likes to dance. She always dance with television when there is a dance show. Her body is very flexible. She can run and jump. She is extroverted, she’s happy most of time. She’s been living group life here in the orphanage always. She gets along well with other children and caretakers. Although her language is not so good, she understands others well.

She likes to build blocks and play with beautiful Barbie dolls. She also likes to dress up beautiful dress or outfits. There is another Down Syndrome child in the pictures (Bruno). They came to the orphanage about the same time and have grown up together. They are very close. They both are extroverted, active and cute!

$4,360.59 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Charlotte

charlotte (2)evelyn2Girl, born August 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 20, 2016

The agency’s team met Charlotte! It never ceases to amaze me how different it is to write an advocacy post after you have met a child! Let me tell you about Charlotte now that we have met her and seen this cuteness in person!

Charlotte has Down syndrome and CHD. And she is the cutest, sweetest, silliest little girl you could hope to meet!

She is walking by herself and really aced all of our little developmental things we do with little ones. She scribbles and stacks blocks and she is all about the baby puffs! Believe me, she can grab them and get those things to her mouth no problem!

She understands simple commands, though her caregiver pointed out that she also likes to pick and choose which of those commands she actually follows. She is 2, after all.  There was a whole group of little ones in the room with her and the caregivers were singing little songs with them and doing hand motions. She was right in there doing the motions! So, so cute!

Charlotte has a $4,000 grant through her current agency. Please spread the word and let’s get this little one home!

Additional information and photos can be found in this blog post.

$512.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Molly

Girl, born June 2014
PRC
Down syndrome; postoperative repair of polydactyly of left hand

Molly goes to preschool class of the welfare institute to study.   She is very adorable; she is cheerful and active.  Molly likes to get close to people; like to follow the nanny to learning moves of dances.  Due to her Down syndrome, her development in all respects is delayed — she can understand what is said to her, and she can give some reaction.  Her language development is obviously delayed, except for some pronunciations and calling the nanny, she can speak no other language.

Molly likes to play toys and games; likes the familiar nanny to take her to play with peers.

Molly’s current agency has arranged for the orphanage to waive their fee!

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

Shane

ShaneBoy, born October 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

From January 2015- Shane is under foster care in the orphanage. His caregivers say he is very smart. He learns fast and can figure out his own way. When he was learning to put on shoes, he would line all shoes up and try on each pair, and he would check it in the mirror to see if the shoes look good. He can walk to take his favorite toys and uses blocks to build something he likes and can also put away toys. Shane is not talking yet. He understands “no”. He will reach for things when given. Shane can follow directions of the teachers to do something like putting away toys and put on stickers. He will imitate the teacher to do something. He will learn after teacher how to wash face. When teacher praises him, Shane will be very happy. He is active and extroverted. He likes music, toys and games. He is brought to the potty at regular intervals and will not wet his pants. He is a good sleeper. Shane is active and happy and he likes to imitate. He loves toys and playing with adults.

 

$1,538.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Oscar

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

It is impossible to look at these pictures and not smile. Oscar is the cutest little tennis shoe wearing one-year-old boy ever! Oscar was born in January of 2016 and his file just became ready recently. He was born with down syndrome. Oscar is able to hold his own bottle when drinking milk and he eats soft rice or porridge by spoon, hand-fed by his caretaker. He is a good sleeper are rarely wakes up at night. At 6 months of age, Oscar could roll over and could sit up with a little support. When on his stomach, he can stretch out to reach his toys and is able to hang onto them. At one, he was able to sit on his own and crawl. He can now stand while holding onto something or up against the wall. When he sees someone standing by his bed, he will stand up from a sitting position holding the bedrails and he will make sounds of “Ah” as if he’s speaking to adults. When he sees his caregiver coming with his bottle in her hand, he will crawl towards her almost asking for it. He’s a super content little man once he’s eaten and is full. Oscar has an easy-going personality and can get along with others well. He can move a toy from one hand to the other hand and responds when he is called. Oscar can understands others’ moods and emotions. When an adult speaks seriously, he will curl his lips. Oscar is more than ready for his forever family to see him and get him home while he is still so young.guardianangel

There is a $5,000 grant available with the current agency.

$364.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Bonny

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Bonny enjoys all kinds of toys, but especially loves musical toys, and she wiggles her body to the music! She is a fairly quiet child and doesn’t like noisy places. She loves to be close to people, and wants lots of hugs and kisses. Bonny is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and she has no other diagnosed medical needs. At one year old she could crawl, and she was able to stand and walk while holding the bed railing. As of October 2016 she could stand on her own, and walk alone for 6 or 7 steps. She enjoys playing a hand-clapping game with her nanny, and she loves banging on the toy drums and piano. Her language is delayed compared to peers, but she can make the sounds “da-da” and “ah-ah.” She can also express good-bye and thank you using gestures, and knows how to blow a kiss. Bonny needs a family to give her all the hugs and kisses she asks for!

Naomi

naomiGIrl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2017

Naomi is in a wonderful foster home where he receives great care. Oh my goodness, you have got to see Naomi’s video! I can’t help but smile every time I watch it. Naomi is very bright and she loves to sing and dance. She is an active and lovely child. Her limbs and intelligence development are delayed compared with peers. She gets along well with children and is very loving. She has learned about 30 kinds of gesture language. She uses the gesture language to express her needs, such as having a meal and drinking water. She recognizes her own belongings and likes outdoor activities very much, especially the slide. She often takes her shoes to the nanny and asks her to help her. She hopes that the nanny takes her to play at outdoors. Video available from the agency.

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

Rhonda #48-38

Girl: 2012

Rhonda spent the first 4 years of her life extremely neglected in the home of her birth family. She was placed in foster care at age 4, where she has thrived. She has made rapid progress in all aspects of her development since being placed in the foster home. She is being raised in a bilingual family and can speak both languages. She started kindergarten and speech therapy in September 2017. She now speaks in 2-3 word sentences and her speech is clear. She feeds herself, and can properly use both a fork and spoon. She drinks from an open cup. She has established hygiene habits: she brushes her teeth, dresses and undresses alone, and uses the toilet independently. She likes to play with other children and she easily creates friendships. She likes to dance and to draw. She can sing songs that she’s learned in kindergarten. She recognizes and names animals, colors, and can count to 3. The team member that visited her to take photos and videos said that she was very polite and sweet. Her social worker believes that due to the rapid progress made in her foster home, she has the capacity to overcome the delays that she has as a result of her first 4 years of life.

Photos and videos from September 2017 are available through the agency.

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

Sydney and Reagan

Girls, born 2016 – TWINS!
PRC
Sydney – esotropia; agenesis of the corpus callosum

Sydney and Reagan are precious twin girls born in February of 2016. Both girls were under the care of Love Without Boundaries’ healing home until just this month. They graduated and have moved into foster care sponsored by Love Without Boundaries.

Reagan is healthy and Sydney has more complex needs. Her file says esotropia and agenesis of the corpus callosum. She had a seizure when she was younger and was put on seizure meds. She has not had seizures since, but the medicine could be causing other problems. Sydney has significant delays and feeding issues. Reagan is now on target and doing well.

These beautiful girls need to be adopted together and need a family open to Sydney’s needs, including those unknown. Agency staff have met both Sydney and Reagan, and several pictures and videos are available. Please help us spread the word, as we know there is a wonderful family out there for this double blessing!

There is currently $14,000 in grants for their adoption with MAA, making the ‘agency fee’ portion just $2,000 total for both girls!

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

Logan

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2017

Outgoing Logan knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to let you know! He has a ready smile and loves to cuddle with his caretakers.

Logan loves eating his favorite foods, especially desserts. He likes interacting with the other children, swinging, and playing with balls. Logan has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. His heart has been tested and there are no current cardiac concerns. Logan is a very engaging and loving child who would do well with the loving care of a forever family!

$14,321 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!