Audrey and AnnaGirls, sisters, 2 years apart in age
CO-2

Special Needs: Microcephaly, mild cognitive delay, anxiety and behavior disorder

Listed February 15, 2015

When they were listed in 2015, Audrey was 8 years old and Anna was 10 years old. They are sisters who express a lot of love and care for one another. They wish to be adopted together, and hope to find a forever family.

*** 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 ***

Selah Rose (1)Selah Rose (3)Girl, born May 2007
PRC
Epilepsy, Cerebral palsy

Listed: March 2015

Adorable Selah Rose is diagnosed as having Cerebral palsy and Epilepsy (she takes phenobarbital for this). She is described as extroverted with an active personality. She is restless and likes taking part in activities with other children her age. Selah Rose can get along well with other children and can share toys with other children. She likes all kinds of toys and responds actively to new things and to strangers. It really mentions nothing in her file about CP other than the diagnosis. Selah Rose had an abnormal EEG (epilepsy) but was found to have no obvious abnormal signs found by a cranium CT scan.

*** 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 ***

Brant (2)Brant (1)Boy, born January 2014
PRC
Hydrocephalus, partial hearing loss

Brant is a cute little boy! He can sit and go from a lying position to a sitting position, but he cannot crawl. He can stand using objects for support. His general development seems somewhat delayed but he interacts and plays with other children. Brant smiles and laughs with those he plays with. He is not able to feed himself or cannot imitate sounds. Brant has still not received treatment for his hydrocephalus, but undergoes sitting and standing exercises. He also has partial hearing loss. We really hope Brant finds a family to love him!

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

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

EstherGirl, born January 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, Post-op CHD

Esther is an outgoing little girl who filled the room with her own high-energy sunshine when our staff saw her on a trip. Everything she saw delighted her- the giant rolling balls, brightly colored pipe cleaners, blocks to stack. She has Down syndrome, and seems to have good motor skills; she can run and jump, but her verbal skills are currently limited to “mama,” “baba,” and some expressive syllables. However she will also use gestures to express herself, and understand directions from her nannies.

This curious little girl likes playing on the playground and enjoys all sorts of toys. Her nanny told our staff she’s very good at imitating what others around her are doing. When they sit down to rest, she will pat their backs, and if other children are crying, she will comfort them with a cuddle. Her self-care skills are good, she can feed and dress herself. She has had surgery for a heart condition, and the doctor with our staff didn’t hear any murmurs.

There is a $4000 Child Grant that may be available to families through the agency.

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

Melvin (1)Boy, born June 2011Melvin (2)
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed Dec 2013

Melvin has a ready smile, claps his hands when he is happy, and waves good-bye. He is a very active little boy who likes to play with toys, especially if he can throw them! He also likes to sit on the small hobbyhorse and can get on and off on his own. He walks with help. This little cutie will rock himself right into your heart!

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

$3,224.38 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!

Westonweston updated picture feb2014Boy, born November 2008
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Weston is diagnosed as having CP and mastoiditis. Weston has delayed motion development. He came into care at 1.5 years of age. At that time, he could sit alone, but his muscular tension was low and his head control was bad. At the age of 4 years, he was receiving preschool education, could imitate drawing circles, recognized big and small, and knew left and right. Now he can wash his face and hands, eat independently, and can speak sentences of 7-8 words. He can read simple characters, communicate with people, and express his will. After the rehabilitation treatment, he can crawl, but still cannot stand and walk. His muscular tension is low, but his hand function is good. His hip joint and both lower limb joints were deformed and he is continuing to receive the rehabilitation treatment. Weston is gentle, quiet, and shy. He likes staying with familiar people going to class, playing with toys, and watching cartoon with kids. He likes expressing his thoughts and being praised.

*** 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 ***

Rudy (2) New Rudy 1Boy, born January 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2013

Rudy is described as an active little boy. At the time of his report when he was 2.5 he could roll over, crawl, bang blocks together, pick toys up out of a cup, feed himself biscuits and track people with his eyes as they move. He recognizes people, imitates sounds, recognizes his own name, understands facial expressions and waves his hands to say good-bye. Rudy laughs out loud and he has a good appetite.

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

$1,187.28 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!

Seamus (1)Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2014

At the age of 31 months till now: he has made great progress: he can hold toys for a long time; can make voice; can clap his hands, can walk with one hand held, can walk with holding, can turn over, can sit up, can express his emotion with crying and smiling.

Though he is delayed compared to other normal children due to his diagnosis, we are confident in him. We have made standing and language training plan. We believe he will feed himself and walk and speak after the efforts.

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

KorbinBoy, born January 2008
PRC
Autism

Listed: January 2014

Korbin still needs adults help to put on and take off his clothes and needs reminders when to do some things like going to the bathroom. Even though he need some help when eating, he is not a picky eater! His favorite foods are dumplings and fruits. His foster family says that he has good motor development and is very coordinated. Korbin is a quiet boy and doesn’t speak. He likes to listen to music and play with toys by himself. He just started studying in the kindergarten class.

*** 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 ***

ZacharyBoy, born April 2010
PRC
congenital scoliosis, club feet and poor peripheral circulation of both lower limbs, right inguinal hernia, mild anemia

Listed: Jan 2014

Zachary has good physical development, can walk with holding rails, mental development is normal, can speak simple language, can cooperate when dressing, can undress clothes. He is active, talkative, ready to smile, likes music, likes playing games, likes playing balls and can get along well with other kids in the same room.

*** 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 ***

AndersonBoy, born June 2007
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Listed Jan 2014

Andersen is 6 years old and the life of the party. He had surgery when he was very young because he had CHD. Since then, he has been feeling better! Andersen is able to play with friends and loves to dance and sing. He is very smart and loves to ask questions. He is a great eater and his favorite food is sweet fruit. Andersen’s caregivers say that he is a typical boy that loves anything with wheels!

From an adoption advocate who met him summer 2013:
I met this 6 year old boy with CHD. This little guy had so much energy and was ALL BOY running around and playing and showing off for us. I was alone in a stairwell with him and nearly fainted when he jumped from the halfway point on a flight of stairs to beat me to the bottom! I tried to scold him but he gave me one of those smiles that led me to believe he was gonna do it again on the next flight…yep… This little guy is so full of life and just adorable!!! I imagine he keeps his foster mother on her toes! He was very curious about us and followed us all over the orphanage building.

 

*** 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 ***

blakeBoy, born November 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed: Jan 2014

Update from 2014, when he was first listed:  Blake just turned 4 years old! Since last summer he has been living with a foster family and this year he started kindergarten. Blake still needs daily help from his caregivers, but he is trying to do more for himself. Even though he is still a little delayed, he can go up and down the stairs all by himself and has good basic fine motor skills. Blake can understand what his foster family says to him but sometimes they cannot understand his words clearly. He enjoys playing with the other children. Blake is always energetic and tries to keep a ready smile for the day!

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

“ihaveawarrior”KendallGuardian AngelGirl, born 2011
PRC
Missing right eye, left eye deterioration, hearing loss

Kendall is a quiet girl, and she is close to her caretakers. Her left eye has corneal degeneration and she is missing her right eye. She also still has trouble with her hearing and it has made it hard for her to keep up with the other kids her age. She can stand up on her own but needs a little help walking around.

She is really good at recognizing the voice of familiar people and when she hear musics, she likes to dance around. She is ready and waiting to dance into her families heart.

$200.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

lewis-levi updated picture2 Feb2014LeviBoy, born April 2007
PRC
Mental developmental delay, postoperative left oblique inguinal hernia

Levi is active, social, fond of listening to music and he can get along well with other children. He enjoys musical or movable toys, playing balls, clapping hands and swaying his hips along with music. He is curious about new things and delicious food makes him happy. Levi has attached stable and close relationships with the caregivers. Levi is attending the center’s preschool and loves participating in the class games. He has some difficulties paying attention, but he will listen to someone close to him or someone he knows well. He is very polite and greets everyone he meets. This sweet boy is waiting for a family who will provide him with structure, love and the opportunity to continue his progress.

A $5,000 agency grant is available, and his orphanage donation has been reduced and could possibly be waived completely.

*** 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 ***

RoseGirl, born Sept 2011
PRC
Cleft lip / cleft palate, Cerebral Palsy

Listed: 2014

Rose loves to smile! She has a cleft lip and palate and Cerebral Palsy (CP). Her CP makes it hard for her body to move so right now she cannot sit or stand on her own. It can also be hard for her to talk with her cleft lip and palate. Rose loves when her caretakers go outside with her, and she loves when they call her name. Rose laughs and smiles at people when they talk to her, and especially when they play bells. She can roll over, hold her own toys, and hold her head up like a champ!

$2,066.56 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!

BrodyBoy, born March 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op Congenital heart defect

Listed: Jan 2014

Brody is a sweet little boy who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. He also has a heart defect in which he received surgery for his VSD, foramen ovale closure and ligation of ductus arteriosus. His treatment was successful and he is doing well now.

Brody is learning well and is he learning how to crawl. He can hold his own bottle and toys and likes to be active. He is not making sounds yet but he always has a ready smile.

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

$4,582.62 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!

Kyle (4)Boy, born Jan 2010Kyle (5)
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Sept 2013

Look out for Kyle, the “little athlete” He loves music and likes to “dance”… wiggling his hips and waving his hands, wiggling following the music.  He speaks a few words.  He can also feed himself and use the toilet when asked. The staff says: “ Once, mom takes him to the institute for physical examination, he likes a pair of badminton racket, takes them in his hands so favorite, plays them with children, look like a little athlete. We hope that he can grow up happily and healthily, and can have a happy family as soon as possible.” Are you the answer for his happy family?

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

 

Boy, Born 2007

Good general condition, hydrocephalus with a shunt installed, spina bifida aperta, lower limb paraplegia, congenital anomaly of the excretory system – agenesis of the left kidney, hypotonic right ureter, osteogenesis imperfecta (which has not been genetically proven), convergent strabismus, logorrhoea, delayed neuropsychological development.

Listed: Sept 11, 2013

Todd can sit independently. He talks and easily carries on conversations with adults. His intellectual development is right at the “normal” level on testing. He has a caregiver that works 1:1 with him daily.

Families who have visited the orphanage where he lives report that he is a very smart and friendly little boy. He is able to carry on a conversation and answer questions appropriately and plays hand held video games.

Update, 2016:
Todd recently turned 9 years old.  He engages in symbolic and role play, which includes the activities and roles typical for his environment (how a doctor’s visitation goes; how one gets medical supplies; how one organizes a birthday party; what happens during the lesson with the resource teacher).   He knows the staff members. He takes the initiative in meeting new people. Todd eats independently. He eats common food. He chooses his clothes depending on the season and the temperature in the building. Todd leads a dialogue and asks a lot of questions.He loves telling stories and improvising depending on the specific interests of the person he is communicating with.

Additional photos and videos are available.

*** 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 ***

Tripp2 TrippBoy, born March 2008
PRC
Arrhythmia, mental delays

Listed:  Sept 2013

Tripp is a bright boy who likes studying and playing with his classmates. He also likes music and dancing. He is growing up healthy and happy. He is a lovely child!!

*** 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 ***

Shaw (1)Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Sept 2013

Shaw (3)

Shaw was abandoned at the age of 6 months. When he was found he could crawl and he initially made progress, but by the time he was 16 months old and was sent to a foster home, he was very thin and weak. After a few months in foster care he began to thrive again. Shaw loves to eat and shows patience in all areas except when he has to wait for his food! He gets along well with others and loves bright colorful toys that make sound.

Shaw is very talkative and loves to be cuddled! He is waiting for a family that will snuggle with him and help him continue to grow.

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

SloanBoy, born May 2008
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Sept 2013

Sloan is a happy, laughing boy. He likes to run and play ball. He is close with his caregivers. He is very curious and likes to explore new things. He is very expressive, and loves to play with other children.

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

TitasBoy, born January 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Sept 2013

Titas is a leader in his orphanage. He is well liked by his peers and the caregivers. He has big, double lidded eyes and he is very gentle. He can understand much more than he can say. He goes to a special class, and he helps with the younger children in the class.He loves to play new games and sometimes he is naughty!

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

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Spina Bifida, Club foot

London is a kind, smart, beautiful, shy, and determined girl, born in November of 2012, who interacts positively with her caregivers and the other children. London enjoys watching cartoons, listening to music, and playing with other children. Her favorite activities include singing and playing with dolls and stuffed animals. She likes to be near her caregivers and prefers they hold her hand when they go outside. London has normal cognitive and language development. She speaks in clear and complete sentences and can sing children’s songs. London was born with spina bifida and clubbed feet. She had surgery for her spina bifida, but has not had anything done with her feet/ankles. London is able to crawl, stand with assistance, and sit independently. Her report indicates she has good fine motor skills as she is able to pick-up small objects, play with toys, hold a pen to draw, and turn the pages of a book. This adorable little girl is going to such a blessing to a very lucky family!

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

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

SEVERAL VIDEOS available!

Handsome Enzo is an extroverted little boy who is well loved by his caretakers! He laughs out loud when other children play with him, but will cry loudly if someone grabs his toy. When people ask “Do you still know me?” he will respond with a huge smile. When his file was prepared at the age of three, he could stand up by holding the railing and could change his body position when he sat down. Enzo can imitate adults by blowing kisses and waving goodbye. He could walk everywhere if he holds onto an adult’s finger. Enzo likes playing with other children and likes colorful toys and toys that make sound. He can sway his body to the music. He can say “Mama, sister is here.” Enzo understands what his caretakers say to him and they all adore him. They say that he is small compared to his same-aged peers, but that he is active and strong. He is very outgoing and will open his arms happily to be held. Enzo has a good appetite and is said to be a steady sleeper. We’re hoping an update will come through for Enzo and that this cutie pie will soon have a family of his own!

Update Oct 2020:  Enzo is generally healthy.  With reminders, he can go to the toilet by himself.  He is outgoing and gentle, and likes to talk with people.  Little sweetheart is afraid of high pitch noise and bugs. Enzo has very good gross motor skills.  He can run, jump and walk without help.  He can fill in colors, connect dots with lines, and pick up tiny things. He sees a speech therapist, and his speech and cognition has been improving.  He is attached to his caretakers and teachers. He knows to care for others. When he is afraid, give him hugs, he will calm down then.  Enzo has good social skills. He stays with his little friends, and shares toys and food with them.

Enzo has a grant of $2000 with his current adoption agency.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Leigha is a sweet little girl. In July of 2015, when she arrived to her current care center, she could sit alone and was said to be smiley, but also cried a lot. At the time her file was prepared in 2017, she could stand up by holding onto something. Leigha liked to scoot across the floor on her bottom to get a toy she wanted to play with. She likes playing with colorful toys, dolls, and with other children. When she listens to music, she will shake her body to dance. When she was called by her caretaker, she could turn her head to find the sound source. Leigha smiles when people amuse her and she can understand her caretaker. She has a good personality overall, but is sometimes obstinate. Leigha is introverted, shy, and cries easily, but is as cute as can be. She has a good diet and is said to be a steady sleeper. We’re hoping to be able to get an update for Leigha and that she won’t wait much longer!

Leigha has a $2000 grant 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 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Jill is a beautiful little girl. She is active and smiley. She is afraid of strangers, but close to familiar people. Jill likes playing with toys that make sounds. Jill is a deep sleeper and she has a normal appetite and often holds her own bottle to drink. At the time Jill’s file was prepared, she could turn over, sit, and stand while holding onto or against objects. She was learning to walk in the walker and could make sounds. Jill likes smiling, interacting with adults, and being held and kissed. She enjoys listening to music and is said to be easy-going. Jill is receiving therapy every day and progressing in all aspects. She is from a former partnership orphanage and agency staff have met her when she was just a little baby. We are hoping to get an update on her and hoping that her family will see her very soon!

Jill’s file was updated in October 2020. She is active and energetic. She likes to play and is very happy. Jill is well-behaved and obedient, but afraid of strangers. She currently walks with assistance, and is not yet potty-trained. When she is afraid, she likes hugs.

There is a $2,000 agency fee reduction for Jill’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2010

Blind

Listed: October 2020

Malachi is a very happy, friendly, active child! He loves to play with the other children in his home, jump on the trampoline, ride his bike, and listen to music. Malachi is blind, but has good awareness of his surroundings in familiar settings. Malachi is independent in all his daily living skills. He attended a local school for the blind until class five and is now homeschooled. He is very motivated to learn new skills and new information – one of his favorite activities is listening to the news on the radio. Malachi reads braille and is currently at around a 3rd/4th grade level. He says his favorite subjects in school are math and social studies. Malachi speaks Telugu fluently and English conversationally. In English he can communicate basic needs and sentences and he is continuing to learn more words every day!

Malachi enjoys playing independently as well as in groups of his peers. His favorite activities revolve around music, including learning new songs and playing the piano. Malachi has an ear for notes and can listen to a song and figure out the melody on the piano, without any instruction. Within a few days of starting on the piano he had figured out to play “Happy Birthday” and “Jingle Bells” just by listening to the songs. He has expressed interest in piano lessons as well as learning other instruments.

Malachi is a very sweet and spirited child who has formed healthy attachments with his current caregivers. He has a close relationship with a few of the other boys in his home and enjoys including everyone, regardless of ability, into his play. Malachi is finding his sense of humor and likes to try out different jokes and funny sounds to make others around him laugh. He is a very bright child who would do incredibly well in a family!

$135.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Quintin is an adorable and active little boy, born in September of 2017 with Down syndrome. In December of 2017, he was moved into a foster family. He quickly grew very attached to his foster uncle. When he see his foster uncle, he will ask him for hug and kiss him! When the uncle takes him to play outdoors, he yells “yiya” happily. Quintin is afraid of strangers. If a stranger hugs him, he will cry loudly if he doesn’t see his foster mother or uncle right away. Quintin’s file was prepared when he was one year and nine months of age. At that time, he could walk while holding onto an adult’s hand and could even take a few steps without holding on. He was saying one or two words at that time, such as “baba” or “ajie.” Quintin could be naughty at times. He liked throwing things, especially if it was something he didn’t know how to play with. He can understand adult’s simple instructions. His foster family was working on potty training him. They describe Quintin as sunny, busy, and smiley and say that he loves outdoor activities. We are hoping to get an update for Quintin and that his forever family sees him while he is still a little guy too!

There is a $2,000 agency fee reduction for Quintin’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2016
H-C
Cerebral palsy

Jesse is definitely a smart boy! He is nonverbal, but already recognizes a lot of letters and their sounds. He communicates by moving his hand closer to the letter or option he is choosing. He is working hard on these skills in preschool, which he currently attends two afternoons each week. He also uses his eyes to communicate. Sometimes I will tell him to look at someone to say please, thank you or sorry and he is always quick to comply, unless he is mad, in which case he will either shut or roll his eyes. If given two choices, I’ll ask him to look at one person for the first choice and another person for the second choice. He is quick to answer, especially if it’s something he really wants. For example, I will say look at Irene if you want your milk or look at Judith if you want more food and he will look at Judith to indicate he wants another bowl of food. Jesse knows the name of all his familiar people and will quickly look at them with a smile if I ask where they are.

Jesse loves to laugh and is quite entertained by the antics of his foster brothers and sister. Every night, I take Jesse into his bedroom to sit by his bed and pray together. Our one year old has a habit of following us in to the bedroom and sitting down beside us until another adult comes to get him. Jesse always anticipates this and as soon as I sit down with him, he watches the door and smiles, until the toddler comes in and Jesse wiggles and dances with joy. Sometimes after Jesse is in bed, his buddy will climb in with him and they both laugh at the craziness of bedtime.

Physically, Jesse can balance in a sitting position for several seconds, with his legs crossed and using his arms for support. He doesn’t do it for long at a time before he tumbles over, but he is always very proud of his accomplishments. He doesn’t roll over, but when he is laying on his tummy (his favorite position!), he can lift his head up and look around. Jesse loves to practice his walking, especially if he can “chase” the other kids around. I support him by holding him under his arms and then he lifts his feet and off we go. Jesse wears AFOs to use his stander every day. He really enjoys this time and rarely fusses while he stands. He has a musical light up toy that he likes to use during this time and he is quick to fuss if one of the other kids tries to take it. He also goes to physical therapy four days a week where he works hard on continuing to develop his skills.

Jesse still wears a diaper, but he is working on potty training and sits on his modified potty every evening before bath time. He will usually use it and always smiles proudly when we praise him for this.

Jesse eats well, with mostly pureed food, although he also likes to eat things like crackers or cookies. He does not self-feed, but if we give him the spoon to hold, he works hard to bring it to his mouth. Jesse drinks from a sippy cup and a water bottle with a straw – he especially loves milk and juice, but nothing too cold!

Jesse enjoys spending time being pushed in a supportive swing and fusses when it is time to get out. He also likes watching movies and going for walks in our stroller. Jesse enjoys story time and holding his baby doll or stuffed lamb. He is an amazing little guy who will definitely be a huge blessing to his family!

$124.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $120.00 from MACC donations!

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

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born Jan 2014
H-C
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy and Hypotonia (low tone)

Alan is a smiley, friendly boy who likes to engage with the people around him!

Although Alan does not talk, he is very vocal and knows how to communicate. He is good at tracking people and objects with his eyes. At school, he has been working on using an eye gaze program to speak through a dynavox. He needs assistance with holding his head but he focuses really hard and gets excited when he can say things. When asked a yes/no question, he will raise his eyebrows for yes or shake his head for no. He is quite opinionated, especially when he is hungry!

At school he uses his arm moving it along a cookie sheet to spell words, make sentences, answer questions, etc. He also likes to use his arms to reach out and tag you, unplug cords or get cellphones… such a jokester he is! When he doesn’t want to work or he is tired then it is harder to get him to respond.

Alan has a g-tube but does still eat all meals blended by mouth and drinks water well from a honey bear bottle squeezed for him. His g-tube is used to supplement snacks for weight gain, to give him more water and to ensure he gets all his medicine properly. Some times when he is sick or is having a difficult time eating safely by mouth then he chooses to use his tube for meals. This helps us to ensure he is getting enough food/water too. When you ask him, he will often indicate to us he wants to be fed via his tube when he is struggling. Alan was slow to gain weight for a long time. He threw up a lot when he was on a milk-based formula and cried like he was in pain. Since then he has remained mostly dairy free and now his diet is supplemented with real food blends. There has been positive improvement overall!!

In the past, he had a couple unexplained episodes that were thought to be seizures. He is on Keppra but has not had any recently so his medical caregivers will try to wean him off soon to see how he does. The heat does seem to affect him so he is often more uncomfortable/grumpy in the summer months here in his home country. It is no surprise then that he loves when he has a fan by him to cool him down or if he is involved in water play.

Swimming in pools or sitting in his water chair are two of his favorite activities to beat the summer heat. When swimming he likes to float on his belly and paddle his arms and kick. It’s a workout with him in the pool because of how excited he gets! With little head control, he has benefited from a float that can keep his head up while he tries to move his arms. He attends therapy four times a week currently. The therapists say he does much better in the stander when he has had his stretching beforehand. Often though he is not a big fan of standing unless someone sits with him and interacts with him.

Alan enjoys being held by his caregivers and going for walks. Going over bumps makes him laugh a lot. He loves to interact with his other friends in his foster family. He will make a great addition to his forever family and has so much potential!!

Alan LOVES music and dancing. He gets really excited when people want to sing to him or help him dance. Sometimes if you are holding under his armpits he will lift up his feet like he is trying to walk. He can also flip himself over super fast. He keeps everyone laughing when he is in his good, giggly moods!

$1,027.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1018.00 from MACC donations!

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 Feb 2006

TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and intellectual disability

Listed: September 2020

Ruthie is a very vibrant, energetic, and joyful girl . She loves to be with and meet new friends. Ruthie enjoys dancing and can easily captivate the attention of anyone she comes in contact with. Ruthie walks independently, but does have some minor issues with her balance. Ruthie is vocal, and can speak several words in telegu (her native language) as well as some English words. Ruthie is a true delight to be around and would absolutely thrive in a family environment that could give her one on one attention and love her for the wonderful, joyful, and enthusiastic queen she is.

$19.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born summer 2015

CO-7
Down syndrome

Listed: Sept 2020

Ruth is a beautiful and social girl! She likes to listen to music and watch TV.

There is a $2,000 agency fee reduction for Ruth’s adoption her listing agency.

$2,148.68 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $2022.77 from MACC donations!

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

Robinson is a quiet, obedient, and smart little guy who likes to laugh when amused. Robinson is able to play alone, and is very happy when the nanny plays with and amuses him. He has a contagious laugh when he is happy! Robinson takes a mid-day nap every day from 11:30 to 1:30 and is said to be a sound sleeper. It isn’t hard to get Robinson to sleep but, if you pat his back lightly, he will fall asleep right away. He uses diapers at night. We have requested an update to see how Robinson is doing now and to learn more about his special needs, as his file has some conflicting information beyond him having been born with Down syndrome. We sure hope this cutie pie finds his family soon!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4

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

$25.00 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 2008
PRC
HIV+

Janessa is a beautiful girl, born in December of 2008, who has had a lot of loss in her life. Janessa’s caregivers say that she is very quiet and introverted, but that she has good language comprehension. She scores very well on her Chinese tests and average in mathematics. With some tutoring and repeated practice, Janessa can master concepts. She can do two-digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, decimal points, area, length, time, and more. She can read elementary school comics and story books on her own, and can complete a 100-word composition. Janessa can draw animals and flowers. She makes time to finish her homework each day and, if she doesn’t understand the question, she will ask the teacher. Janessa will sometimes play with other girls, but her friends say she is a little eccentric sometimes and her friends don’t want to play with her. Most of time, Janessa reads alone or watches other children play. When she’s not reading, Janessa likes watching TV and playing on the computer. She also enjoys outdoor activities, and going to the supermarket to buy her favorite snacks. When Janessa is unhappy, she will cry. She is sometimes bullied by her peers, but she is forgiving and will play with those peers not long after the fact. In general, Janessa gets along well with her peers in the orphanage and she is polite to everyone. She is happy to have a lot of caretakers who care about her.

Janessa is HIV+ and she takes antiviral drugs every day. She is a good sleeper and is not a picky eater, but she loves snacks and watermelon best! Janessa’s motor skills are normal and she is coordinated. She enjoys running, jump roping, and playing outdoors. Janessa has strong self-care skills. She can help sweep and clean the floors, and wash and hang the clothes. Janessa always helps and she makes sure to take good care of her own health. Janessa needs a loving family she can trust and one who will love her forever, as she has gone through enough loss in her biological family. Could your family be Janessa’s forever?

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4, Video 5

There is a $1,500 agency fee reduction for Janessa’s adoption via her current adoption agency!

$108.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Tara is a giggly and playful girl! Her report from 2016 states that she reacts to her name being called, look in the direction of the caller, and will make an “ah” sound as a response. Tara can track objects as they move, grasp toys, and she enjoys interacting with her caretakers. One of Tara’s favorite games include playing peek-a-boo and she loves to go out into nature to look and touch flowers.

There’s a $2000 grant available from Tara’s current adoption agency for her adoption.

$125.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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: 2017

Listed: Sep 2020

Special needs: prematurity born III degree, bronco pulmonary dysplasia, Internal hydrocephalus, convergent strabismus, Protein-energy deficiency – I degree. Delays in psycho-motor development. Quadriparetic syndrome. Bilateral blindness.

She stands upright in her crib and “walks” around it, and when she is among the other children, usually the staff put her in a walker. She has good support of her foot, she can be lead by both hands in bigger spaces. Alone takes a toy and manipulates with it. Likes teases and contact. She is fed by the adult, uses dippers. Does not talk syllables.  Continues with prescribed daily kinesitheraphy. Suffered acute respiratory viral infection, applied antibiotic therapy, no complications

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

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

Boy: 2007

Listed: Sep 2020

Diagnosis: mild mental delay with disturbances in speech and behavioral deviations; deficits in the cognitive, intellectual and social development.

Damian is able to speak and understand everything but prefers using mimics and gestures to communicate.

He prefers sporting and free activities. He orientates well and quickly when solving puzzles. He likes riding a bicycle, playing with pins and mini-soccer.

Damian participates in playing activities, both individual and group, but often does not follow the rules. Damian is able to make his bed when he gets up. He can fold his clothes and tidy his wardrobe.

He needs to be reminded about maintaining his personal hygiene and shows no interest in acquiring skills for cleaning and maintaining his personal space, cleaning utensils and other daily activities.

 Damian eats well and sleeps calmly. His attitude towards possible adoption is positive.

*** 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

Girl: 2011

Listed: Sep. 2020

Diagnosis: Moderate mental retardation. Congenital cataract oculi utriusque (on both eyes). Concomitant convergent strabismus. Astigmatism oculi utriusque. Hyperkinetic behavior disorder. Low birth weight.

Stable walk, climbs up and down stairs unassisted. Willingly and enthusiastically participates in the individual sport and kinesitherapy activities. Sociable, engages easily in interaction with peers and adults. The vocabulary is significantly richer, uses short sentences and manages to make herself understood. Follows simple rules and instructions. She is in the process of mastering her self-control skills. When with the class, she demonstrates certain confidence and independence. The positive, upbeat mood prevails. Sometimes she gets upset without apparent reason. She is verbal. Composes short sentences, which she usеs to express her desires and preferences

*** 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

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Cassidy is described as outgoing, active, and clever. Her file states that she greatly enjoys dancing and music. Cassidy is said to be very girly, she loves to have her hair styled and she will look into the mirror to admire the hairstyle. Her report from 2019 highlights her communication skills, she can connect two words, such as “thank you”, and she count to 10. Cassidy can walk, run, and climb on her own. According to her file, she enjoys imitating songs and dances she see on the television, and she likes bath time.

 

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

$125.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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

Westyn is described as an extroverted and loving boy. We have been told that he can stand and walk without assistance, however he cannot communicate verbally. He enjoys being held and interacting with his caretakers. According to his file, his favorite activities include swimming and exploring nature.

 

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

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

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

 

“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Nathaniel is healthy, but has had nutritional deficits, most likely related to emotional and safety needs. We are pleased with his healthy head of hair now, that shows he’s so much healthier. Nathaniel clearly needs glasses, and we think this would open up the world for him, but where he lives we’ve not been able to get him tested properly. He doesn’t use words to communicate, but understands words spoken to him. He has high needs for touch, cuddles, and would suit a family where those things are given freely and often, and where he can bond with his people. Nathaniel has grown in confidence and security in recent months, shown by him initiating more independent play. He is kind to his peers and loving to the adults in his life. He is sensitive, cries to express his needs, and what he wants more than anything in the world is time.

Nathaniel lives in a small group home, and is making great progress.  Other pictures and additional information are available, for interested families.

A specific adoption agency is currently offering a grant of $1500 towards his adoption.

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

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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

“ihaveawarrior” Girl, born 2016
PRC
Brain damage

Hailey is a smiley, sociable, and cuddly little girl. She can hold small toys and always smiles when someone plays with her. That smile will melt your heart. She is happiest when she is outdoors and loves being in the center of activities. She is very close with her caregivers. She cannot walk or talk yet, but she makes plenty of sounds. She is working hard at physical therapy and is striving towards learning to crawl. Lately Hailey has been taking more initiative to explore her surroundings independently. Hailey recently had a medical check up, including a cardiac ultrasound which showed no abnormalities.

$135.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $110.00 from MACC donations!

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

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (TOF)

Lionel is a sweet boy, with Down Syndrome and a heart condition (TOF). He is a strong and courageous fighter – a little miracle!   Lionel had surgery to repair his Tetralogy of Fallot when he was 10 months old, and has recovered well!

 

Lionel lives in a small group home, and is making great progress.  Many other pictures and additional information are available, for interested families.

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

$103.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $85.00 from MACC donations!

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

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born January 2014
CO-7
Epilepsy, TBI and global delays

Listed August 2020

 

Violet is a beautiful little girl who loves going to the park. She also loves dancing, music, exploring her environment, and playing with different elements and textures. Violet is diagnosed as having epilepsy (for which she take medication), right side hemiparesis, right eye strabismus, and global developmental delays due to a traumatic brain injury. Video available.

Violet has a $1,000 agency fee reduction for her adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$212.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy(HIE), and CHD (ASD and PFO)

Sullivan is precious! He lived in the orphanage for about 4 months before being sent to live with a foster family. Sullivan eats soft foods and likes sweet foods. He doesn’t like rice and acidic food. Sullivan’s development is delayed and he weighs less than a child his age should. He needs a lot of help from his foster parents. Sullivan can roll over and he likes to stretch his hands out as a sign for his foster parents to cuddle him. Despite his delays, he is said to be clever. If he wants his needs met, Sullivan will makes sounds. If his foster parents respond to him, he stops making sounds. If his foster parents don’t respond to him, he continues making sounds. Sullivan can visually track moving objects, including his foster parents, and laughs when he is amused. He knows his name and turns to respond when called. His eyes are so bright and he keeps his eyes fixed on whoever is talking to him. Sullivan is hesitant of strangers, but likes to interact and play games with his foster family. Sullivan’s file is brand new, but the agency is requesting an update in the hopes of getting some video of him!

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

$130.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $105.00 from MACC donations!

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

“ihaveawarrior”

Boy, born 2017
PRC
brain damage

Ronan is a clever boy and has everyone wrapped around his little finger! He enjoys his mealtimes. He is a boy who knows exactly what he wants and is not afraid to let his caregivers know if he doesn’t like a particular food or texture. He cannot form words yet but is making plenty of sounds. He loves being the center of attention and will cry if his caregivers too far away, indicating he wants to be picked up! They are more than happy to oblige and he spends most of the day cuddled in someone’s arms. Ronan is not crawling yet, but he attends regular physiotherapy sessions to improve his muscle strength and coordination. However, if Ronan does not want to do his exercises, he will kick his legs and scream until his caregivers pick him up. This is something we are working on with him though, as his caregivers know that he needs to do his exercises to improve his tone. We are working on rewarding his therapy efforts with his favorite music and songs. Ronan loves all types of music and will not go asleep without listening to his favorite lullabies. Although he is developmentally delayed, he continues to make good progress and we feel he would thrive with a forever family.

$110.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Emeric
Birth Year: 2017
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Emeric can sit up in a special chair with support. He has poor support for his legs. He can hold a rattle with his left hand and shake it. He turns his head in the direction of sound. He has recently started tracking objects with his eyes. He enjoys listening to music. When music plays, he will get very still and listen to it with interest. He laughs and smiles in the presence of familiar adults.

He eats blended food from a bottle.

*** 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

Girl, born 2012

Cerebral Palsy

Bhanu is a teensy tiny girl with a bigger than life smile! She might be tiny, but she is mighty! She knows what she wants and she is going to get it! She is a thinker and mischievous in the most adorable way. She is learning to communicate verbally and is not able to walk independently, but she sure is a hard worker! At a recent trip to the park, Bhanu wanted to try out all the equipment! She sneakily tried to cut the lines to get to the front and made sure her caregivers were beside her to help her out so she could take part! Bhanu stands and walks with support and works very hard in PT towards her goal of learning to walk independently. She feeds herself. She loves dancing to music!

$112.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born July 2013

Cerebral Palsy and Moderate Developmental Delays

Video

Piper is a beautiful, 6-year-old girl with a smile that can light up any room! Piper has a warm, sweet personality, and she adores her caregivers. She absolutely loves being read stories or just talked to. It’s clear that she understands what is being said to her. She enjoys music and appreciates a good nap! Piper has a medical diagnosis that may look concerning at first, but she has already made huge strides strides with some daily therapy and a lot of love! This special little girl will be a blessing to the family God has waiting for her. Could your family reciprocate all the love Piper has to give?

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

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

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born April 2016

Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy, Blind, Amputated Right Wrist

Vivian is growing and developing very well, despite the many hardships she has faced in her short life. She is currently using a sensory curriculum in school that is focused on communication and decision making. She loves to sleep but her teachers say she is making progress in her abilities to use yes/no signaling. Vivian would do best in a stable and loving home that is willing to meet her needs and ensure she is healthy and well cared for. Are you willing to be that family?

$94.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $70.00 from MACC donations!

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 July 2012

Hydrocephaly

Videos, Video 2

Shiloh is a beautiful little girl who has shown improvement during her time in the Baby’s Home. Shiloh can coo and babble and make purposeful movements to grab items and she seems to be easy to comfort. She enjoys cuddles and music. Shiloh is currently enrolled in school using a sensory curriculum that is focused on purposeful communication. Although Shiloh is growing and developing well, she needs someone who will be devoted to her and give her lots of love and attention. Is that you?

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

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

 

Owen is described as smiley and friendly.

According to his report from 2016, he can sit steadily, stand with support, and walk a few steps with support. His file states that Owen knows his name and he will say hello to his caretakers to gain their attention. Owen loves to play peek-a-boo, be in nature, and to touch flowers and leaves.

$270.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Three year old Ryder is described as sunny, outgoing, and smiley. According to his file to his 2017 report, Ryder could move his body to music, sit on his own, and his videos from 2019 show him walking while holding onto a support. His 2019 update highlights that he can say simple words and laugh loudly. Ryder knows when someone is calling his name, he can recognize people he knows, he enjoys listening to music and playing outdoors.

$25.00 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!

July 2020

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, anal atresia

Mady is a beautiful little girl with Down syndrome and anal atresia, for which she has had surgery to repair. She has been living in an orphanage in a room with 5-10 other children her age. By two years of age, Mady could sit and walk in a walker. She loves sunshine and being outdoors. She loves to look at her hands, touch her feet, and smile. Every indicator was normal at her March 2019 physical exam. She was wearing diapers at that time and had not been vaccinated, due to her medical needs.

Additional photos available!

Video 1,  Video 2  new videos from 2020:  Video 3, Video 4

There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Mady’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!

Sisters, born 2004 & 2008

Teresa and Tia are very close sisters!

CO-7

Listed: June 2020

Tia is the younger of the two; she is very affectionate and attached to her big sister. She loves animals, ice cream, Legos, and art. She has a lot of friends. She follows instructions and understands right from wrong. Tia does have some delays/a lower IQ, but no other concerns.

Older sister Teresa is confident and a leader in her class. She is optimistic and enjoys hanging out with her friends. She likes art, especially making bracelets. She also likes to play with her younger sister.

These sweet sisters participated in the summer hosting program in August of 2018 and were very well behaved girls that got along very well with others. They were kind, considerate, and would do well in a family. These girls had a family at one point, but the family had to back out. Teresa has reached out, begging for help in finding them a family. Teresa and Tia would love to have a forever family of their own and we hope that a family will come forward for them very soon!

There is a $1500 agency grant for Teresa and Tia’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$10,252.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2015
cerebral palsy

Blaire is a sweet child who loves attention. Blaire receives physical therapy and her current therapist has been working with her for several years. Blaire loves to go on walks and enjoys swinging on the porch swing.

Last December, Blaire had a feeding tube placed. At the end of February she had a second surgery to have her feeding tube replaced due to minor complications. Ever since, she has been doing so well! Her cheeks are getting nice and plump! Blaire is deeply loved by everyone in the home, especially by her caregiver. She is very bonded with her current caregiver and will follow her throughout the room as she moves!

Blaire is a sweet child who lights up with 1:1 attention and would thrive in a family who will love and advocate for her.

$219.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $65.00 from MACC donations!

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

“ihaveawarrior”guardianangelGirl, born 2007

Flaccid Arms (unknown cause)

Listed: June 2020

Tatum is an incredibly bright, resourceful, and happy teenage girl!

Tatum has no active use of her arms or hands (they are flaccid). No official diagnosis has been given. Tatum is very skilled with using her feet for fine motor tasks and uses them to eat with a spoon and to write. She has beautiful penmanship! She can criss cross her legs and sit comfortably on the floor. She is not an independent walker and has weak core muscles. She gets around the home by scooting on her bottom and she can also scoot down stairs.

Tatum has a sweet and kind personality. She likes to play with and watch over the younger kids in the home. She is interested in painting and singing. She also enjoys entertaining her caregivers! Tatum has good language and communication skills and expresses her needs and feelings to her caregivers. Her caregivers report that she is a happy and content child with appropriate emotional behavior.

Tatum attends a local school. Due to a late start in formal education, she is behind where she should be but appears to have no intellectual delay. She loves school and typically receives A and A+ grades. She also enjoys participating in school activities and performances. Tatum is very bright and is eager to learn.

Tatum has a charming, endearing personality and is well liked by her teachers, her caregivers, and the other kids in the home. She is an absolute joy and would thrive with more resources and with the love and stability of a family.

$118.79 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.79 from MACC donations!

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

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2015

cerebral palsy

Listed: June 2020

Shiloh is a precious little girl. Her favorite things are to be both held and cuddled. She enjoys listening and dancing to music while being twirled around the room. Shiloh communicates well with her body language. She has made healthy attachments to her care provider. Shiloh will track her around the room and kick her legs and move her arms around when she wants her attention. Shiloh receives physical therapy 5 days a week and attends an in-home school Monday to Friday. Her classes consist of sensory experiences as well as working on gross and fine motor skills. Shiloh loves sensory play, and one of her favorite things is the sound of crinkling paper.

Shiloh also enjoys water play. With the assistance of her teacher, she splashes water around a sensory bin; using cups, shovels, and other water toys to manipulate and move the water. Her favorite game is when her caregiver counts to three and then leans her backwards. As her caregiver starts to count, a grin will flash in anticipation of being “thrown” backwards. Shiloh is a deep lover of life and friendship and would thrive in a family of her own.

$571.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $175.00 from MACC donations!

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
PRC
Down syndrome

Memphis is a cute little boy, born in May of 2018 with Down syndrome, CHD- patent foramen ovale (PFO), deformity of both auricles, and hearing loss of the left ear. He likes to drink milk and he gets really happy when he sees the caretakers carrying milk bottles. Memphis can roll over and play with toys in his hands when lying on his stomach. Memphis can transfer a toy from his left hand to his right hand and he can crawl to look for his favorite toy. If the toys make sounds, he will get really excited! Memphis likes to take a bath. He is always in a good mood when bathing and loves to play with water. He will slap the water when bathing and, when his caretaker puts some body wash on his body, he always kicks his feet and smiles at her. Memphis loves listening to music too. When his caretaker plays music, he shakes his head and wiggles. It’s so cute! Memphis’ caretakers say that he is a lovely little boy and that they love him so much! We know Memphis’ forever family is out there and hope that they can get to him while he’s still a little guy!

Memphis has a $1,000 agency grant for his adoption with his current adoption agency.

$4.50 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, CHD, hypertension

Megan is an adorable little girl, born with Down syndrome and CHD- VSD, PDA, PFO, and moderate-severe pulmonary hypertension. She underwent the ligation of the arterial duct and the VSD repair in August of 2017.
Megan is described by her caretakers as active and smiley! She likes playing with toys with sounds and participating in outdoor activities. Megan has a good appetite and she is not a picky eater. She has rehabilitation training with a therapist everyday. Megan turns and smiles when her name is called but, at the time her file was prepared, she was not yet saying words. Megan likes when the caretakers tease and talk with her. As of the fall of 2017, she could crawl, stand up from a sitting position, and walk in her walker. She has good fine motor skills. Megan is very much adored at her orphanage. We are hoping to get an update for her and find her a forever family that will continue to adore and support her as she grows up!

There is a $1,000 agency grant with for Megan’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

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

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

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

New pics & videos from June 2020:  Two new videos of this darling boy!  Video, Video 2
Xavi is a beautiful baby boy! He is reported to be active and cute, and he loves playing with toys, especially in the children’s activity room in his orphanage. Xavi can sit stably, crawl, and stand while holding the railing of his crib, but his lower limbs lack strength. Xavi likes when his caretaker plays with him and he loves observing his caretaker when she is busying walking around doing things when he is sitting in his crib. He also likes to grab and play with the toys hanging on the bed rail. What a blessing this little angel will be to a family!

Xavi has a $1,000 agency grant for his adoption with his current adoption agency.

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

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

“ihaveawarrior”guardianangelBoy, born 2015

Down syndrome, CHD

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: June 2020

Kellan is a seriously adorable little boy, born in June of 2015 and diagnosed with congenital heart disease and down syndrome. He is monitored by a children’s hospital cardiologist and regularly takes his maintenance medications for his heart condition. Kellan loves to cuddle and though he doesn’t mind playing alone, he does have a special friend he likes to play with. He laughs when tickled and when being entertained. Kellan can grab toys, sit, and stand while pushing a walker. He sways his body when he hears music and will turn his head when his name is called. Kellan regularly smiles and loves to wave goodbye and blow kisses. He can babble two syllable words. Though you can’t see his pictures publicly, take our word for it- Kellan is one cute little boy!

*Photos and video are available for seriously interested families. Kellan is from a small Asian country. Per his country’s regulations, pictures and videos can only be shared with seriously interested families directly and are not allowed to be shared publicly. Kellan’s file is listed with multiple agencies with a sending program from this country and approval is dependent on the head of adoption in this particular country.

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

$126.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2014

cerebral palsy, visual impairment

Mikayla has the sweetest smile, laugh, and disposition. She is extremely expressive so it is very easy to gauge what she needs and when she is upset. She likes to be silly. For her own entertainment and the entertainment of others, Mikayla makes silly faces and sounds, gargles her water, and echoes the voices of her friends and caregivers. She is a cuddle bug one minute and a determined explorer the next. She is definitely full of light and love and spirit.

Mikayla has made wonderful, consistent progress since arriving at her current home. She is motivated to communicate and will babble and approximate some words. She is now more willing to engage in sensory experiences and has developed some independent play skills. She has good receptive communication and is spoken to in both English and her native language. She will use various vocalizations and behaviors to express some basic things, like making a kissy noise when she wants a kiss. She is gaining physical strength and can sit independently, move around by rolling, can stand with support and take steps using a mobility device.

$282.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $264.60 from MACC donations!

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

Xandria is described as a lovely child with a ready smile! Xandria has good eating habits and she likes to be cuddled and teased. Xandria’s motor development is slightly delayed, but she has made steady improvement with her motor skills since coming into care. She makes sounds of ‘yaya’ when she is happy and she has the most precious laugh. Xandria is certain to bless her forever family!

Update from May 2020:  Xandria sounds like a lot of fun, she is described as:  Mostly well behaved, fearless, outgoing and naughty.  She can walk and run, and follows simple directions.

 

NEW VIDEO

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Xandria with her current adoption agency.

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

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

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Congenital dysplasia, dwarfism, dilated cardiomyopathy and abnormal liver function

Listed: May 2020

Abby is described as very sweet, petite, happy, active and alert. Her file states that she fully engages, is a leader, and is often seen helping other children. Her videos from 2020 shows her making arts and crafts, engaging with full eye contact with the camera, running, laughing, and balancing on an outdoor jungle gym. Abby’s file indicates that she has appropriate self-care skills, she can use the restroom herself, dress herself, and will help younger children get ready. According to her file, Abby enjoys singing, reading, reciting poems, and dancing. She has even performed dance routines for recitals. Her file shows that her favorite color is pink and she likes Barbie’s. According to Abby’s most recent update, her situation is becoming more urgent, for her liver is worsening. Despite her medical needs, her positive spirit shines through.

$216.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Rare Chromosome Disorder: Chromosome 15 Ring

Listed: May 2020

Violet is a very petite girl, born in September of 2010, who appears much younger than her age. She is very shy and afraid of strangers, but is extroverted and cheerful around her caretakers. In fact, this cuddly girl loves to be held by her nannies. She gets along with the other children and likes to play games with them. Though she is behind other children her age, Violet continues to make progress in her development. She now speaks in short sentences, such as “I want to eat that” and she can answer yes or no questions. When she became scared of a stranger visiting, she told her nanny “I want to leave.” Despite Violet’s tiny size, she can run very fast and is able to go up and down stairs by holding the railing. Her self-care is good. She feeds and dresses herself and can climb up into a bed that’s taller than she is. She can point to body parts when asked and can do simple counting. She is also able to follow basic directions.

Violet is diagnosed with developmental delays and a congenital heart defect-VSD, that she has received surgery for. Though she was previously on a medication for pulmonary hypertension, she is no longer taking any medication. She was not re-tested for PH. Violet also had a test that showed a ring abnormality of chromosome 15. You can read more about that here.

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Agency staff who met Violet said that it appears to be understaffed based on observations and conversations with caregivers, with a higher than typical child to caregiver ratio. As a result, most of the children do not receive any rehabilitative services or therapies. Most of the children do not attend school and do not receive any lessons within the orphanage. Many of the children spend most of their time in their crib. Due to this, these children may have delays more significant than typical institutionalization. This could potentially be part of why Violet has developmental delays. Though she is behind other children her age, Violet continues to make progress in her development. She needs a patient, gentle, and loving family to help her adjust and provide the stimulation and nourishment she needs to learn and grow.

A family that traveled more recently said: “The children in this orphanage are in a group of 13 (ages 6-13) with 3-4 nannies. They were happy and loved, excited to see us and all smiles. My daughter has been home since 1/28/20 and learned English words and how to write her name in country. They watched Paw Patrol and other cartoons and have learned preschool skills from the shows. They do not go to school, but do have craft classes. My daughter can cut with sisters, paint, draw, and color in the lines, so I know someone worked with her. I met Violet and she is very sweet and social.”

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

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

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

Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

One and a half year old Derrick is a loving and cuddly boy. His file states that he can roll over on his own and lift his head when laying on his stomach. Derek enjoys touching his caretakers face and will laugh out loud.

There’s a $2000 grant available from Derrick’s current adoption agency, towards his adoption.

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

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

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

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

Video, Video 2 

$218.02 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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

“ihaveawarrior”Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, hypospadias

Precious Mickey is described as mild-mannered and quiet. He loves when his caretakers hold him and chat with him! Mickey was born with Down syndrome, CHD- VSD and PFO, and hypospadias. In September of 2017, Mickey had heart surgery to repair his VSD and PFO, along with PDA ligation. Mickey is close with his caretaker and he loves playing with toys that are bright colored and make sounds. Mickey’s best buddies are two little boys we’ve been advocating for as Calvin and Torin. We sure hope all three of these precious little boys find their families soon and we have requested an update on Mickey!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Mickey’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$190.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (VSD)

Taliyah is a beautiful, quiet, and shy little girl, born in June of 2016 with Down syndrome and CHD-VSD. Taliyah’s caretakers say that she likes listening to music, playing with toys, and hanging out in her walker. Taliyah will smile readily and she gets along well with others. She likes noisy places and spending time playing in the special education room. Taliyah’s favorite food is an apple. She is a sound sleeper. She can imitate drawing lines and shapes and can catch a ball. Taliyah’s file is brand new and the agency has requested an update to hopefully get some videos of this precious little girl!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Taliyah’s adoption with her current adoption agency!

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

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

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Four and a half year old Kylie is described as outgoing and active. Her 2017 report states that she laughs loudly when happy and she can say a few simple words, such as “mom” and “dad”. Kylie can stand when holding onto a support and she has strong hand strength. Her file states she can follow objects with her eyes and moves around using a baby walker. Kylie enjoys playing with others.

$129.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2020

New pic & video from May 2020!

Camille is an adorable little girl, who is said to be active and smiley. Camille can walk, run, and go up and down stairs. She has a strong imitating ability and likes holding writing utensils to scribble. Camille recognizes her name and understands simple instructions. She occasionally calls “mama.” Camille can build a tower with blocks and she enjoys chasing adults and listening to musical toys. She also likes playing with other children and wants to excel.

Camille’s gross motor skills are basically normal. She can walk, run, and jump independently, but her balance ability lags other kids of her age. Her fine motor skills are generally normal. She can independently complete finger pinching, eating, washing hands, washing face, etc., but her coordination skills are relatively poor. She clearly speaks “Mama, Ayi (aunt), Chifan(eat rice), Nihao(hello), bye-bye, Zuo(sit down).” However, she doesn’t usually speak clearly. Sometimes when she says a word, she will utter “ah ah ah” in a hurry. She understands instructions, such as “throw the rubbish into the garbage can” and “set the table and chairs for lunch/dinner.”

When seeing caretakers standing and feeding other kids, Camille would bring a stool and ask the caretakers to have a seat. She is gentle in character and gets along with other kids peacefully. She has strong imitation ability, such as learning from her caretakers how to fold clothes and quilts. When watching TV, she will imitate dancing. She is extroverted and very enthusiastic towards visitors. She is not picky about food and she has a good sleep at night.

Camille has a $1,000 agency grant for her adoption with her current adoption agency.

$175.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $171.00 from MACC donations!

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
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Two and a half year old Nolin is described as introverted, shy, and with a ready smile. His report from 2019 states that he can babble, imitate words, sit on his own, and stand with support. His file shows that he can express his needs through body language. Nolin is fond of listening to music, singing, and playing on a toy drum set. Nolin has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease.

Nolin has a $1500 agency specific grant from his current agency.

$33.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Esme is described as outgoing, active, and social. Her 2017 report states that she uses sounds and actions to communicate her needs. Esme’s file also states that she can sand while holding a handrail. She enjoys throwing an object on the ground and will giggle happily. Esme has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and postoperative congenital heart disease.

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

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

“ihaveawarrior”Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD-ASD

Update and video from May 2020!
Rae is described as gentle and quiet.  She is relatively weak physically and delayed in terms of gross motor skills and speech development.  She’s not yet potty-trained. She holds her bottle and drinks milk. She can sit up on her own, but she cannot run, jump, or climb up/down stairs. When playing, she occasionally reached out his hand. She cannot pick up tiny things yet. Rae doesn’t have any schooling, and isn’t particularly attached to a caregivers. She’s begun to utter one syllable sounds. Her file says she likes to play hide and seek — I bet she’s adorable playing “Peek a boo”! Please help this tiny girl find her family, where she’ll be loved and treasured for exactly who she is.

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Precious Rae has the most expressive faces! Rae was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD. She was reported to have developmental delays commonly seen with children with Down syndrome, but she has been diligently working to meet milestones. Rae’s caregivers say that she is calm and easy-going. At the time her file was prepared, she loved when her caregivers would give her a massage and when they would hold her and talk to her. When the nanny would tell her stories, she would quietly listen and when the nanny would call on her, she would look at the nanny. Little Rae desperately needs an update and we’re hoping one will come for her soon!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Rae’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$552.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $260.00 from MACC donations!

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!