Boy, age 4
Cognitive delays; repaired cleft lip & palate with additional surgeries needed

Listed: April 2019

Drako has undergone surgeries to repair a cleft lip and palate. He is under continues care by medical professionals and will need future orthodontic surgery and other possible surgeries as well related to his cleft issues. Developmentally, his speech, motor skills, and cognitive processing are all delayed. He can crawl, pull to a stand, cruise around furniture/objects, and walk while holding an adult’s hand. He will interact with toys that play music or light up. He babbles, but is not yet saying any words.

Photos and videos are available.

*** 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: 2015

Listed: April 2019

Diagnosis: Condition after extreme low weight at birth (prematurity IV degree). Cerebral palsy, spastic form – moderate degree. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia /BPD/. Delayed physical and psychomotor development. Bilateral neuro-sensory hearing loss.  

Aidan has delays in his psychomotor development. He has a potential and if he receives special cares, he will be able to achieve progress. His interactions with others are on an elementary level. The child feels calm in the presence of familiar adults. He is curious and walks around in his walker reaching for different items. The toys which stimulate his tactile sensors are more interesting for him than other toys and items, for example children’s books

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

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

Boy, born 2012
H-C
global developmental delay, microcephaly

Listed: April 2019

 

Robert is a sweet boy who loves to smile and has a contagious laugh. He happily greets his friends with a double high five and fist bump. Sometimes, he will also jump up for a big hug after.

He understands English as well as his native language. He can say a few words but often only speaks with people he knows well. He communicates nonverbally like with hand gestures and responds appropriately to yes/no questions by nodding his head.   He comprehends everything but is a bit inconsistent with how he responds to directions. Some times this depends on the space he is in or the situation. For example, fast transitions are often a challenge for him so he may freeze until you give him the time to complete the task on his own.

 

His favorite place to be is playing outside. He will often choose to play on the swing, zipline or trampoline. He has been practicing kicking and throwing balls too.

Robert enjoys school. He has mastered drawing circles, tracing shapes, and writing his favorite letter “O.” He can write other letters too though. He also has one on one time for school to practice his letters and numbers. He gets really excited to show off his projects from school and when you compliment him.

Robert is gentle with younger children/babies and children with special needs. He loves to engage with them by singing or dancing with them and will try to hold them.  He is such a happy boy with so much potential! We are praying his family finds him soon!

Video available.

$1,101.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2019

Bradley is a sweet baby who delights in exploring the toy shelf. He is quick to pick out his favorite toys and grab them off the shelf. He was born with Down syndrome but no other noted medical issues. Bradley is a happy little baby who loves to be cuddled. Like most babies with Down syndrome Bradley is delayed in many areas but he is making impressive progress. He is crawling and cruising on furniture. He can even walk a few steps independently. He loves to imitate sounds and is now able to say a few words. Even though he is still very young he is already understanding what his nannies are saying to him and following simple directions. Bradley is ready from some excitement and nothing is going to hold him back!

Bradley is ready to meet every challenge with a smile. Will you be there to help him?

Families may qualify for a $5,000 grant from his current 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!

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Neonatal brain injury, hypothyroidism, rickets

Listed: March 2019

Two year old Wendy is close with her caretakers and likes being held by them. Her file states that she has sharp reaction to outside stimulation such as sound source and visually following objects. She likes being teased, giggling, and can turn over onto her stomach. Her file indicates that she communicates her emotions by facial expression and reacts to being called.

$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!

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2019

Videos available!

Gwen has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and nystagmus. Gwen is described as optimistic, outgoing, and smiley. Her file states that she can stand and walk with support. According to her file, Gwen likes playing with her shoes, making excited ah-ah sounds, and listening to music, where she wiggles to the songs.

Gwen has a $1,000 Agency Grant with a specific adoption agency!

$13.50 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 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2019

Cynthia has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, esotropia of both eyes, and nystagmus. She is described as active, with a ready smile. According to her report in 2016, she can walk stably, crawl, play on big toys outside, and throw a ball with purpose. Her file says her speech is delayed, but can make simple noises to express her emotions. Her file states that she enjoys sunshine, loves playing outside, running, jumping, and laughing. Cynthia’s file says she likes holding her caretakers’ hand and dancing.

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

$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!

Boy, born 2013
H-C

Listed: March 2019

Jonah is a joy to be around. His smile and laughter lights up the room, especially when he really gets going. He loves to cuddle, get kisses, and to be included on what is going on around him. He has some breathing issues and breathes very loudly but does not regularly use any thing extra to help him breathe. Jonah has struggled with gaining weight his whole life, but lately has been doing better. In December of 2017 he had g-tube surgery and in December of 2018 he had a nissen to help prevent him from vomiting. He is unable to tolerate large amounts of food at a time so he is continuously fed with a feeding pump through his g-tube with a medical formula. Now that he has a nissen he is able to keep more inside him rather than vomiting it back out. Jonah has very high tone but is on medication to help with that as well as goes to therapy multiple times a week for stretching, massage, exercises, and time in the stander.

Jonah can hold his head up on his own, but isn’t steady and will often fall backwards or forwards. He can recover from this on his own but often needs encouragement and occasionally a little help. Jonah can roll from his front to his back or from a side to his back or his front, but cannot yet turn 360 degrees without help. He can also scoot around a little bit whether he is on his back or his stomach. On his stomach he can lift his head up to look around, but does not do so for long periods of time. Jonah needs help keeping his arms in position for supporting his upper body on his elbows. He cannot yet fully sit on his own, but will do most of the work when in a sitting position. Jonah can hold things in his hands, but does not do so for very long. He currently uses a special tomato chair for sitting as well as his wheelchair when needing to be mobile.

Jonah has been going to preschool for just over a year and has been working on communicating and making more and more choices. He can use a yes/no board or make choices between two things by touching the item or card or by looking in the direction of what he wants. He is learning to read just like most five and a half year olds are.

Jonah needs a family who can advocate for his care and love him fiercely. He needs access to more doctors than he has available in the country he is in to address and test some of his needs that cannot be done here.

$1,235.00 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
H-C
Developmental delays, deaf, VSD, history of seizures

Listed: March 2019

Sasha is a spunky, free spirited 8 year old. She has developmental delays, but is very curious about her surroundings. She is constantly walking around and picking things up to examine them, play with them, or chew on them. She loves to interact when you mimic the things she does as well as being tickled. She laughs and has a fun sparkle in her eye. She also loves watching and interacting with herself in the mirror.

Communication with her is limited since she is deaf and has yet to learn sign language. She understands some signs such as “sit” and “no”, but has yet to repeat signs back to us such as “more” and “food.” Sasha continues to work on those both in her foster home and with her teacher at school, but it has been very slow progress. She also has a VSD (hole in her heart), but her body has learned to live with it well. She has been taken off all her heart medicine, and seems to be doing well so far. She has seen doctors about surgery, but none has been needed so far. She is also on medication for seizures, but under the current combination of seizure medication, she has not a had a seizure.

$1,098.00 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 2009
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: March 2019

Barrett is described as a cute kid with a ready smile. He is said to be able to express himself and speak clearly. Because of his CP he needs help with many of his daily needs. He is not able to walk so must use a wheelchair.

His best friend was recently adopted and he hopes he can also be adopted soon and get the help he needs to live as full a life as possible. Could you be his parents and welcome him into your family?

$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 Dec 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2019

Sweet Adalia is 12 years old, and weighs 44 pounds. Agency staff met her in 2011, and still … she waits. She is in desperate need of a family.  She must be adopted by her 14th birthday, or she will be un-adoptable!  These photos are from March 2019.

Adalia is able to crawl and can stand with support. Her caregivers say that she refuses solid food, so she only eats food that is very watered down. Her favorite toy is a rocking horse. There is a video of her crawling over and climbing up to rock for a while. The nannies note that she does not interact with those around her and does not follow directions. Adalia receives some simple therapy in the orphanage and the teachers there work with her as well.

What Adalia needs most is to receive the one-on-one attention that a family could provide and the unconditional love of her very own mom and dad.

She has a $3,000 grant with her current agency.

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

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome, ASD, PDA, and pulmonary hypertension

Listed: March 2019

Timm is a handsome little fellow who was born January 2015, and who enjoys listening to music and playing with toys. He is quiet, shy and gets along well with the others around him. When he sees someone he knows he will reach out for them to hold him and while being held he will rest his head on their shoulders. He is close with his foster mother, and will always watch her when she is nearby, and dances with joy when she comes over to him. Timm has Down syndrome, as well as a congenital heart defect (ASD, PDA, and Pulmonary Hypertension). In May 2015 he had a surgical procedure for his heart and is said to have recovered well.

As of November 2017, he can sit, stand and walk while holding on to rails or by having both of his hands held. He is able to hold a bottle, but needs help when drinking from a straw. He does not yet use words but will make “ah” sounds to express his needs. He knows what ‘no’ means and will cry when disciplined. Timm can feed himself crackers and becomes happy when he sees food! He is waiting to make memories with his very own family.

$23.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2019

His caregiver’s description of him says it all! “He is active and cheerful; has a ready smile; will smile at you if you call him; his smile is moving and makes you feel warm; docile; does not lose temper freely; will be comforted easily; shy in front of strangers; can dance with music; adorable.” Will was born with Down syndrome and no other known health issues.

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

$67.50 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 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2019

Lark is a precious little girl! Lark is optimistic and she likes to play with tiny balls and toy blocks. She is especially curious about new toys. Her teacher gives her attentive care, often holding her and talking to her. She also takes Lark outside to enjoy the sunshine. As of November of 2017, she could scoot around and walk while holding onto something for support. She was babbling, but not yet saying words. Lark does understand and can follow simple instructions. Her teacher is working hard with her on language, recognizing objects, and physical activities.  The agency is hoping for an update soon.

Lark has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with a specific adoption agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

$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 2013
PRC
Cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

Listed: March 2019

Anney’s file states that she is a cuddly girl who loves being held by her caretakers. Her file says she loves to laugh and clap her hands when happy. Her pictures capture her bright and happy smile that light up a room.

$1,305.00 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!

Boys, born 2008 & 2010
PRC
Blood condition

Listed: March 2019

Kai and Konner were raised by their grandparents and brought into care four years ago.

Elder brother Kai is enrolled in second grade and known as a playful, clever boy who learns quickly. He is learning basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, reading and telling time. He enjoys eating snacks and seafood. There are no concerns with his motor development and Kai enjoys various sports, skipping rope and running outdoors. His favorite activities include remote controlled toys and video games. It’s noted that he gets along well with the other children, assists the caregivers, and has good self-care skills.

Younger brother Konner is known to be stubborn at times but playful. Konner avoids candy as he is afraid of tooth decay, but enjoys fruits, sausage, corn and seafood. There are no concerns with Konner’s motor development. He can help with chores and has good self-care skills. He is enrolled in preschool and learning basic math problems, colors, shapes, reading cartoon books and enjoys completing his homework. Similar to his brother, Konner likes to be outside playing in the park, running, skipping rope and playing video games.

The boys take daily medications & have no other health concerns.

Eligible families may qualify for an agency grant, in addition to a $15,000 Child-Specific Grant (exp. 5/15/2019) from the agency.

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Philip’s file shows he likes interacting in school and playing with his peers. Philips file says that his favorite toys are balls and toy cars. According to his file, he can walk freely on a flat floor, run, and jump.

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

$27.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Melody is a little peanut who couldn’t be cuter! Melody knows the nanny who takes care of her and is very close to her. She is described as smiley, shy, and energetic. She recognizes the other children in her room and enjoys playing with them. Melody feeds herself with a bottle and likes to eat crackers too. She is afraid of strangers, but will actively ask for hugs from the nanny who cares for her. Being held is one of her very favorite things! Melody will let her nanny know she is not happy if the nanny holds another child first or is too busy to hold her. Melody reacts when called and can understand simple instructions. She is now saying some single words and will say a sentence every once in a while, but it is hard to understand. She is finally walking and appears very small for her age.

Agency staff have met her multiple times and note that she is sweet, has a precious laugh, doesn’t cry much, is often happy, and is a good sleeper. One of our traveling families even had the blessing of meeting her last year. Melody will surely bring so much joy to her forever family!

Melody’s current adoption agency has a $5000 grant for her adoption!

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

$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 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Jayla is an adorable little girl! She loves candy and has a good appetite! She likes to listen to music and play games. Jayla is said to get along well with the others around her, though she is a true introvert who prefers to play alone. At one year old, she could roll over and sit with support. By two years, she could crawl, sit on her own, and feed herself finger foods. She was babbling to the other children. As of November of 2017, she could walk while pushing a rolling toy and her hands are flexible. Her favorite activity is playing outdoors and she enjoys toys that make noise. Jayla has a couple new pictures and a written update (Feb 2019). She definitely needs a loving family and access to resources she needs to thrive.

We hope Jayla’s family sees her soon!  Her current adoption agency has a grant of $5000 for her adoption!

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

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

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Ishmael is a quiet, well-behaved little boy who loves to play outside. He can stand for a long time with his hands holding something for support, feed himself with his fingers, and he imitates simple words. He wraps his arms around his caregiver’s neck as they move around the room. Ishmael is described as a sweet boy who gets along well with other children.

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

$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 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, anal atresia, post-operative of sigmoidostomy

Listed: Feb 2019

Sweet little Naomi is two years old. Naomi is described by her caregivers as cute, chubby and fair-skinned. She is full of energy and in August she was crawling everywhere and pulling to stand. Whenever her nannies call her name, she will crawl quickly to them and hold her arms out to be picked up. She loves being held. Naomi also loves playing with toys and with her little friends. She is fond of music and will rock her body to the rhythm. She is not shy around strangers and has a ready smile.

Naomi entered the care of the orphanage at just two days old. Soon after she was sent for surgery due to anal atresia. A sigmoid colostomy was done at that time. We are waiting for an update on Naomi to find out if the colostomy has since been reversed. When Naomi was 5 months old it was confirmed that she has a congenital heart disease (minor PFO). She is also suspected to have Down syndrome due to her facial features.

$432.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, post-operative of polydactylism of the right fingers, hearing loss

Listed: Feb 2019

Abel is generally a contented child who likes to have the caregivers play games with him. He will giggle when the games include shaking rattles, mirrors, and hide-and-seek. He has general delays in walking and talking which is typical for children with Down syndrome. He enjoys being in the class with other children and he likes watching what goes on around him.

Abel’s report (from June 2017) shares that: He was weak when admitted to the class. Caregivers give him delicate care, he gradually grows up and becomes more and more lovely. At present, Abel could transfer from lying on back to lying on abdomen and vice versa, likes playing on the mattress, he would be very happy when caregivers tease him with rattles.  While lying on back, caregiver shake her hand in front of him, he would giggle, smile when being teased. He often scratch his forehead or look at his hands. He would lift his head high supported with arms against the mattress, look around, play toys with handle.  Abel could grasp toys on the toy shelf, try to grasp little towel covering on his face, clap his hands and laugh. He often roll for toys far away, he likes looking at the mirror, shake his head seeing himself in the mirror, try to touch himself in the mirror.

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

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

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, postoperative repair of congenital heart disease

Listed: Feb 2019

If you need a joyful smile to brighten your day, Isaac is your guy! Isaac was born  with Down syndrome and has already had a procedure for Heart Disease. He also has esotropia of his left eye. This little guy lives life with gusto. Isaac is extremely friendly and doesn’t know a stranger! Isaac lives with a foster family while he waits for adoption.

$1,659.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome; physical developmental delays

Listed: Feb 2019

This little cutie pie is Xander, who was born with Down Syndrome. He came into care when he was about six months old, and joined a foster family when he was 9 months old. He is especially close to his foster uncle. Xander can walk unsupported and ride a trike. He loves to play with others and follows instructions. Xander loves to play outside.

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

$145.00 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

Listed: Feb 2019

Darling Selma loves playing in the water, and she kicks her legs to splash in it every day. Her caregivers say she has bright eyes and a pure heart, and they all adore her. When being cuddled she will touch your face while looking at you sweetly! She loves eating, and will shout happily when she sees a bottle coming, but if you ask her to sleep she’ll roll on her side and grumble. Selma has Down syndrome, and no other known health needs. When she was first admitted into the orphanage she was noted to be malnourished and had eczema on her neck and ear, but with treatment her skin cleared. She had difficulties keeping her milk down and she had poor sucking ability; however, with the proper care these matters improved. Selma’s development is delayed, so she attends rehabilitation training. They are working on crawling, but as of October 2017 she hadn’t mastered it quite yet. She can say ‘mom’ and ‘grandmother’ and will observe the facial expressions of the adults around her. If you walk by her she will make sounds and if you leave her she will cry! Her greatest need if for a family to take her to place called home.

$1,004.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Paulie is doing his best to grow in all aspects of his life. Paulie can sit up for a few minutes and he is learning transitional movements from sitting to crawling, moving forward on his stomach and using his arms and legs (one of the steps towards crawling). Paulie doesn’t talk yet, but is headed in that direction. He makes recognizable sounds to communicate. These include clicking his tongue to show happiness. This is a new sound of self-expression to communicate and we are excited because it is an effort he makes towards speech! He does not speak words at this time, but he is using more vocal sounds to express joy or unhappiness. Paulie’s fine motor skills are satisfactory. He enjoys playing with toys that hang on strings or toys that can dangle. Paulie has Down Syndrome but he is working hard to be all that he can be. He has great enthusiasm for life and an even greater smile! Could Paulie be a part of your family?

Paulie’s agency has a $1500 grant for his adoption!

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

$87.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: Feb 2019

Wayde’s file indicates that he is a shy young boy who doesn’t like his picture taken. So much so, that he will cover his face if he see’s a camera. His file states that he had difficulty walking at first, but now he can. His file says he loves all types of food, he even will eat chili peppers. Wayde’s file shows that he loves playing so much that if he could, he would stay up all night to play. According to Wayde’s file he is nonverbal.

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

$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!

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Zelda’s file says she is an active young girl, who is extroverted, and has a ready smile. Zelda’s file indicates that she likes to play with others, watch TV, and listen to music. According to her file, she has normal motor function; she can sit, crawl, stand steadily alone, and walk while holding railings. Her file states that she is non-verbal, but will try to imitate words. Her file shows that she can distinguish who is a stranger and who she knows.

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

$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 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Keven’s caretakers describe him as friendly, playful and affectionate. His file states a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome. According to his last report in April of 2018, Keven is attending Kindergarten and loves it! He listens to his teacher, follows directions and always pushes in his chair when he leaves his desk. We are told by his caretakers that he rarely speaks, but he understands and follows simple instructions. Keven enjoys playing outdoors and gets along well with other children. His file states that he has a good appetite and does not have any trouble eating.  The agency is happy to share more information about Keven with interested families.

Keven’s agency has a $5000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$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 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: Feb 2019

Aubrey’s caregivers say that she is a quiet girl with a clear mind and has shown good responses to stimulus. Her file states that she has a good appetite and sleeps well during the night. Her most recent information indicated she can sit up, and crawls well on her own. We have requested updated information on Aubrey and the agency would love to have a family waiting for her when it arrives.

$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!

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect – PFO

Listed: Feb 2019

Jim is a precious little boy with the best smile!  He has been hospitalized for pneumonia and a femoral fracture in the past. Jimmy’s motor development is delayed. As of October of 2018, he could not sit, crawl, or walk independently. He does like to roll over and play with his hands and feet. Jim cannot speak, but knows how to get the attention of his caregiver. He loves to cuddle and tease with his caregiver. Jim is cared for in the infant area with six other children his age. He gets up at 6:00, drinks a bottle of formula at 6:30, drinks water at 9:30, drinks another bottle of formula at 11:00, naps from 12:00-14:00, drinks water at 14:10, takes a bath at 15:00, drinks another bottle of formula at 18:30, and goes to bed at 19:30. He takes a tub bath 3 times every week in spring and autumn, twice per week in the winter, and once per day in the summer. Jimmy loves playing with baby toys and spending time outdoors in the sunshine. Jimmy really needs a family that can pour love into him and help him get the resources he needs to continue to develop.

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

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

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Clementine loves greeting people!  Sweet Clementine is always ready to say hello with a big smile to new arrivals. Clementine was born with Down syndrome and is delayed in all areas. Physically her skills are quite good and she has good strength. She was sitting independently, standing with something to hold for support and crawling at 15 months. She loves to imitate sounds and words and is quick to greet people. Clementine is a happy, good-natured baby who is ready to thrive in a family!

Are you ready to be the one to get all of Clementine’s smiles?

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

Families may qualify for a $2,500 subsidy through her current adoption agency.

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

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

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Livi is a cuddler!

Listed: Feb 2019

Livi is a smiley little girl who is loves people. She is quick to grab her caregiver’s attention with her big smiles and happy babbles. Livi was born with Down syndrome and is typical for her need, is delayed in all areas of her development. Otherwise, she has enjoyed good health. Livi loves to play peek-a-boo and enjoys stroller trips outside. At 1 ½ years, Livi can sit confidently, roll easily, and grabs toys. The agency has requested an update and look forward to see what this little charmer has been up to recently.

Families may qualify for a $5,000 subsidy through the adoption agency who currently has her file.

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

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

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD and PFO.

Listed: Feb 2019

Shaw is a precious little boy!  In June of 2016, he underwent surgery to repair his ASD. Shaw came into care at the approximate age of one. At that time, he could stand and walk against the rails, and could not speak. Part of his name means handsome, which he was given to him because he was said to be the most handsome boy among kids with Down syndrome in the whole orphanage! Shaw is described as active, cute, and smiley. He can now walk, jump, and move flexibly. Shaw has an adorable laugh and the most beautiful eyes. He understands simple instructions and can feed himself. He is not picky and is a good sleeper too. From his file photos, it appears Shaw loves wearing gloves! He also likes playing games with the other children and playing with toy cars. We couldn’t help but notice how sweet he is with the other children too, helping to give them bottles and feed them. Shaw is going to make some very lucky so happy and we can’t wait to see who!

VIDEO

Shaw has a $1,500 agency grant for his adoption with the agency who currently holds his file. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

$14.00 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 in 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect- PDA

Listed: Feb 2019

Journey is a beautiful little girl with a warm smile! Journey is not a picky eater and can feed herself, but won’t necessarily eat as much as she should so she does get some help to make sure she is eating enough to fill her up. She really likes milk and fruits. Journey can walk stably and can go up and down stairs using the handrail. She is said to be calm and cautious. Sometimes if she thinks the stairs, for example, are dangerous she will sit on the stairs and move down with her hands and feet. Journey’s favorite toys are toy dogs and the red plasma car. Because she doesn’t speak much, Journey has trouble expressing her needs and does need some assistance with toileting. She communicates with her gorgeous eyes and through gestures and actions. When people greet her, Journey smiles happily. Journey is an affectionate little girl. For a period of time, she would go down one set of stairs to the office on the second floor when the caretaker was not looking. She would appear suddenly behind one of the workers there and pat the worker. That worker would sometimes then go visit her activity room and Journey would come forward immediately and hug the worker tightly. Her hugs are said to be so tight they are like bear hugs. We can’t wait to see what lucky family is going to be blessed to not only have this little girl in their home and family, but to see those smiles and receive those bear hugs every day!

Journey has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with the agency who currently holds her file. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

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

$203.00 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, low birth weight

Listed: Feb 2019

Willes is a quiet and loving baby boy who is 1 year and 5 months old. Willes was found abandoned when he was one month old and now lives in an orphanage in a large Asian country. His last report was from December 2017, when he was six months old. At that time, Willes had great head control, was able to distinguish between familiar adults and strangers, would visually follow moving objects and could locate the direction of someone’s voice. Willes loves his caretakers and they care for him in return; we are told that his favorite place to be is in the arms of his caretaker. Because of this, we know that Willes would love to have a mother of his own to love and care for him.

Could your family be the one that Willes has been waiting for?

$5.00 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: 2013 – age 5

Listed: Jan 2019

Diagnosis: Seizure disorder-currently on seizure meds; delays in development; ataxic cerebral palsy; ADHD


Shay lives in a foster home. She was hospitalized to look for a cause for her seizures and was diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy. She is currently taking medication for seizures, but still has 1-2 seizures each month. She is able to walk and has good gross motor skills. Her fine motor skills are delayed. Her speech is delayed. She uses single words or short phrases to communicate. She has difficulty focusing, which makes it difficult for her to learn new skills. She is very active and needs constant supervision.

*** 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 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Darling Cindy was born June 2013 with Down syndrome, CHD, and a left wrist deformity. She loves to play hide and seek, and when her caretakers play with her, she is said to laugh loudly and smile.

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

 

$77.28 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!

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 2019

Hazel is an adorable little doll! She has been a part of a foster family and enrolled in a sponsored school called the Grandma program. She is able to go up and down stairs by herself, skip and stand on one foot. She can draw lines, knows big and small, can button and unbutton her clothes, and wash her hands by herself. She is said to be fond of imitating, listening to music and playing with toys. She has a ready smile and gets along well with others. Her favorite activity is watching TV, and her favorite toy is a rag doll. Hazel is ready to be the joy of her new family!

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

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

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

Girl: 2016; age 2

Listed: Jan 2019

Diagnosis: congenital anomaly of the central nervous system; dysmorphic stigmas(dysmorphic facies, four-finger groove of left hand, six fingers on right leg, longer right foot with a larger surface area); generalized hypotonia and forming hemiparesis on the left.

Sally had one seizure at age one. She’s been on seizure medication since that time and has not had any additional seizures. She touches and grabs with her right hand and moves her right foot. The left hand is almost clenched in a fist. Her muscles are very tight, but she can sit up when placed in that position. She will reach and grab toys with her right hand. She tracks objects that are moving in front of her face. She laughs when adults interact with her. She makes sounds and produces syllabes when imitating someone. She enjoys musical toys and will scoot to get to a toy that is near her when on the floor. She is fed by an adult and can eat from a spoon.

*** 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 2011

Listed: Jan 2019

Jamila is listed as having microcephaly as well as hemiplegia on the left side of her body.

She is a vibrant little girl who is full of life and loves being around others. She is active and loves to go on walks around the neighborhood, jump on the trampoline, brush her baby doll’s hair and play hide and seek. She is able to move around independently and can run and walk with ease. She does slightly drag her left foot as she moves around but manages well despite this. Jamila does receive physio therapy where her leg and foot are stretched to help with movement. She attends an on site school 5 days a week where she participates in circle time as well as class time with her teachers. Jamila is able to point to named colors and match colors correctly. She is also working on improving her fine motor abilities through activities such as using the peg board, stringing beads, playing with play doh, and cutting with scissors. Jamila also enjoys finger painting and all types of water and sensory play. She has a very strong bond with her caregiver and good relationships with the other children in her home. Jamila is non-verbal, only able to say “hi” to others to communicate. She does know some signs and is working towards learning more. She can sign to communicate that she wants water and also to ask for help. She has a beautiful face, her eyes, smiles, and adorable dimples steal the hearts of all that come around her. She is a loving girls who seeks out attention and affection from others and would thrive in a family.

$1,240.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: Jan 2019

Noah is a happy and active little boy, who is just turning 4 years old! Noah was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition, which he had surgery for shortly after arriving at his orphanage. The surgery was successful, and he made a lot of progress as he recovered! Noah loves to roll around on the play mats and play with his toys! He will often hold a ball in his hands and study it while he plays.

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

$1,510.48 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: 2013

Special needs: Cerebral Palsy, Leukemia, strabismus

Listed: Jan 2019

Pippy is a precious little girl, born 2013.  Pippy is a twin and was born very premature and diagnosed as having cerebral palsy- spastic diplegia, umbilical hernia, and strabismus.  She now wears glasses to correct the strabismus and has received surgery to correct the hernia.  Pippy was later diagnosed as having acute lymphoblast leukemia.  She is currently in remission, but continues to take medication to prevent her cancer from coming back.  Pippy’s twin brother also has CP and is being cared for by his biological family. Pippy is very delayed in all areas of her development.  She can manipulate objects using her left hand.  Pippy is not speaking at this time.  We hope just the right family sees Pippy and knows that she is their daughter.

UPDATE NOV 2019:

Diagnosis: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (actively receiving chemotherapy, which will be needed until 2021). Cerebral palsy – spastic diplegia; Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Convergent concomitant strabismus (wears corrective glasses); Delay in neuro-psychic development

 

Pippy is receiving chemotherapy for Leukemia. She was diagnosed in March 2017 and immediately began treatment. She lives in an isolation room at the orphanage to reduce her exposure to sickness. She is considered in remission, but is required to continue to take daily medication. She has a port, weekly blood draws (to adjust medications), and monthly appointments with an oncologist. Pippy also has CP that results in increased muscle tone in all 4 limbs, primarily impacting her legs. She can grab and hold a toy with her left hand. She can manipulate toys by picking up, dropping, pulling a string, picking up ring toys. She understands basic cause and effect, such as knowing to pull a string on a toy to activate the toy. She explores toys with interest. She pronounces several words and can follow basic commands. She enjoys the attention of caregivers.

 

A detailed medical report that outlines her Leukemia treatment, other medical history, and her development are available, along with photos and videos of Pippy. Due to her cancer diagnosis, any interested family would need to provide proof of medical insurance coverage that would adequately cover Pippy’s cancer treatment immediately upon taking custody of her. Her birth country will also require a detailed care plan showing the family has the appropriate resources and support to provide the required medical care for Pippy once home.

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

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

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 2019

Sam is a shy child with a quick smile who gets along well with the other children. He enjoys playing with balls and swinging, and he likes to play hide and seek. Sam may be a budding musician; he’s shown a keen interest in the electric piano and laughs aloud at the sound when he plays the keys! Sam would benefit from a resourceful family that would be able to provide love, care, and support.

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

$10.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (Congenital heart defect)

Listed: Jan 2019

An update from 2016: Rhiannon is a quiet, tiny girl, who appears quite small for her age, and very thin. She has a heart condition, which she has not had surgery for. The nannies say she eats a normal amount, so they are not sure why she’s so thin. When agency staff visited in April 2016, she sat up very stably and was alert, frequently nodding her head and rocking. Caregivers say she doesn’t often reach for toys, but she will react when the nannies make faces or tickle her. She can stand up with support from her nanny under her hands. In the baby walker she can move around very quickly! She will scoot around on her bottom as well to get around, but doesn’t crawl yet. So far she’s not babbling, just making sounds. She does turn to sounds as well.

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

$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!

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Blind

Listed: Jan 2019

Landon is an amazing boy who came to a special home for the Blind in December of 2016. Landon had made so much progress with consistent love and care, but he was recalled to his orphanage this past December. When his nanny took him back to his orphanage, they told her they didn’t even have a bed for him.  Staff went back the next day and donated his bed from their care center. They also recently visited him in the orphanage and reported: “It’s clear the staff is doing their best, but is very overwhelmed. In his room there are 9 children with just one nanny caring for them and one toy to share. When we first saw Landon, he was very distant and refused to even say our names. Even with his new nannies, he was much quieter and cold than he usually was… I can only imagine what’s going on in his little mind. I held him in my arms and sang to him and, even though he refused to sing songs that we used to sing together, he seemed calm and happy. We played for a while and when I gave him a piggy back ride, our old Landon came back to us. He was calling out “go” and “faster” in English and was calling our names again, with a big smile on his face. Leaving him hurt, especially because he started asking to go home with us. Landon needs the love and support of a family now more than ever.”

When Landon first arrived at the home, he had struggled with transitions and always demanded to be held. However, he was able to work with a wonderful occupational therapist that helped him and he made great improvements. He still loves hugs, to snuggle, and is the biggest fan of piggy back rides! He especially loves singing and enjoys singing English songs like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “BINGO.” He was in our English immersion classroom and has a strong foundation in English to express himself. Thanks to having American volunteers providing an English immersion environment, he can say the days of the week, say left or right, use manners, and express his basic needs in English. His file lists him to have nystagmus and esotropia. Landon had been making big improvements in his orientation and mobility classes. He had also been making wonderful progress with his cane. Make sure to watch his videos and see him speak English and use his cane skills! Landon finds music to be very soothing. He loves when you sing to him while holding him in your arms and when you run your hands through his hair. You can feel how much he just wants to be loved!

MANY additional photos and videos available!

$72.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy:  2017

Diagnosis: hydrocephalus; motor delays

Listed: Jan 2019

Leon is living in an orphanage that is known for a lack of care to children. Despite this, his emotional development seems to be doing well. He was recently moved out of the section of the orphanage for babies and in with the toddlers. He enjoys interacting with the staff and the other children. He plays with toys. He eats from a spoon. He is crawling and can stand with support. His motor delays are said to be due to high muscle tone.

Additional photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** 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 April 2012

Cerebral palsy

Listed: Dec 2018

February 2020 Update: Kristy is such a precious girl! She loves when she is with people that she knows care for her. Kristy eagerly seeks out physical touch from her teachers and caregivers. She crawls up to them and slowly stretches out her body until she is fully in their lap, then she hugs them tightly. It is very endearing. Kristy is very friendly and enjoys having visitors in her home. While Kristy loves to cuddle with her friends, she tends to prefer independent play. She loves to crawl in the play tunnel she received for Christmas, play with musical instruments, swing, jump on the trampoline, and play with balls.

Kristy rarely wears her hearing aids as she does not tolerate them due to her sensory aversion for them. In classes, Kristy’s teachers are beginning to work with her to teach her basic sign language. Currently they are working specifically on saying “more,” “finished,” “yes,” and “no.”

Kristy would make a valuable addition to a family as she has so much love and affection to share with others.

Video available!

$1,038.00 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 2009
PRC
Down Syndrome, postoperative congenital heart disease, brain dysplasia

Listed: Dec 2018

Update (age 7):  Sweet Erica is as cute as can be!  Erica is a cheerful girl who loves to play – she plays well with other kiddos, but she is just as content playing on her own with some building blocks. She always looks at her creation afterwards and is so proud! Her nannies tell us she also loves to get her picture taken. When she sees someone with a camera she gets very excited and begins to pose for a picture – it is very cute!

Erica walks a bit slowly, but she can walk, run, jump, and go up or downstairs without any problems. She can say a few words and can understand what adults say to her. Her limb function appears to be normal and she can put on her shoes, socks, and pants on her own.  Please help Erica find her forever family!

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

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome, delayed motor development

Listed: Dec 2018

From March 2013:   Under the patient care and training, Marcel has more communication with others and the outside world, and he is interested in some toys. Sometimes when he is doing activity on the cushion, he will reach toys on the shelf when lying on back, and makes the toys make sound. And the sound can make him feel happy. He can also get up the objects and toys near hand, and the put them into his mouth, if he failed to get the toy he can move his body to get. He can follow rolling red training ball, and his sight follow the ball to turn. When lying on back he can raise up head for 2-3 seconds, when lying on back he can touch toys on the toy shelf.   Now he lives happily in this institute, and caretaker takes patient care of him and trains him and forms him some basic motion skills according to his growth. We hope that he can have a family. He is gentle, likes colorful toys.

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

$126.00 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 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: Dec 2018

From July 2014:  Humphrey is active and likes crowed places; he is obstinate and must do things he wants to do; when in our institute, the caretaker who is liked by him took care of him; in foster family, foster parents take care of him.

At 25 months old he could make many sounds; could call mama; could clap hands; at 26 months old: could point to or grasp ears when you ask him where his ears were; at 27 months old: we decided to look for a foster family for his better care and development; on May 9, 2014, the baby was officially admitted to foster family; the family liked him very much and bought him many new toys and clothes; the baby adjusted to new life soon; now he attends our rehabilitation trainings every day accompanied by his mom; he can imitate simple motions such as bird flying, clapping hands and raising hands; at 28 months old: through half a month’s training, he could stand with support steadily; he just will not step forward; during training, he always raise his feet naughtily to ask his mom to hold him.  The baby is adorable and willing to cooperate to do rehabilitation trainings. We believe through working hard together, he will make greater progress.

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

$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 2012
PRC
Down Syndrome, congenital left cleft lip/cleft palate, and postoperative repair of congenital heart disease

Listed: Dec 2018

Kraig’s file was prepared in October 2016, when he was four. He is described as an introverted child who will also smile sweetly to his caregiver. He will play with other children, but cries loudly if they take his toys away. He likes an electronic keyboard and rubber ball toy, but will play with them less than five minutes.

Most recently, at the beginning of 2018, Kraig was at a foster home in a major city receiving medical treatment, but was recently recalled back to his orphanage due to new law in his country, in the Spring of 2018.

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

$20.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Julian
Age: 2014
Diagnosis: Spina bifida

Listed: Dec 2018

Julian enjoys playing with toys. He is well attached to his caregivers and responds to them when they talk to him. When he is happy, he responds by making noises and clapping his hands. His report indicates that when held by the hands, he will take steps.

Update Jan 2020:

Diagnosis: Spina Bifida; Hydrocephalus: shunt placed: Slight paraplegia of lower limbs; Left kidney agenesis; Vesicostomy.

Julian sits on his own while supporting his weight on his hands. He uses his hands to change his posture and move his body. He stands in the walker. He actively grabs and manipulates toys and objects, tries to use them as intended – shakes to produce sound, pulls the string of a musical toy. Visual-motor coordination is slightly impaired.

*** 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

Ozzie
Age: 2014
Diagnosis: Coffin-Lowry Syndrome


Ozzie has decreased muscle tone. He can’t walk, but has recently started standing up in his crib with support. He smiles and has positive emotions when interacting with adults and when he is with the other children. He pronounces combinations of sounds. He laughs when playing peek-a-boo.

*There is an older child that is believed to be Ozzie’s older brother. However, they are NOT listed as needing to be adopted together. The other child is listed as Ollie  https://reecesrainbow.org/127612/ollie-2

*** 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

Ollie
Age: 2012
Diagnosis: Coffin-Lowry Syndrome

 

Ollie is now living in foster care.He is physically well developed. He has good coordination of his hands and feet. He walks without falling, and can run as well. Climbs up and goes down by the stairs when holding an adult or the railing. He can play with cubes by putting them and taking them out of a cup, but has some problems manipulating with smaller objects. He cannot eat and dress by himself yet, but does make attempts. He understood almost everything and fulfils small tasks. He likes playing hide and seek. He hides behind the door and when he is found, he laughs and stomps his feet. He is interested in musical cartoons and copies the movements of the actors.

*There is a younger child that is believed to be Ollie’s younger brother. However, they are NOT listed as needing to be adopted together. The other child is listed as Ozzie.  https://reecesrainbow.org/127615/ozzie

*** 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

CallieGirl, born 2009Callie2 (1)
PRC
Turner syndrome

Listed: December 2015

Callie is a sweet and pretty little girl who is 6 years old. She was found abandoned when she was 4 years old…scared, shy, and very malnourished. She had received no early education, and even less nutritious food. They discovered she had what they call “bandy legs”, better known as bow legs. It may well have been rickets from the lack of nutrition. Callie now has good motor skills. She has good expressive speech, and loves to sing (check out her video). Callie can be shy in a new place, but warms up quickly. Last June, Callie was diagnosed with Turner syndrome through a chromosome test. (http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/turner-syndrome) She may need to receive hormone therapy in order to undergo puberty. She will likely be short, and may never be able to conceive. Callie is bright, despite the results of the adult version of an IQ test they gave her. She has a lot of catching up to do because of her lack of stimulation and learning prior to arriving at the orphanage. Callie lives with a foster family, and is very close to her foster mom. This little one needs a family of her own, more proper nutrition, and the opportunity to learn. Callie needs you!

Update: Callie is currently taught by a special preschool teacher in the orphanage. She is learning basic Pinyin, literacy and arithmetic. Her height growth is slow, but other physical development is good. Callie’s intellectual development is good. New content needs to be taught slowly, as she is a little slower at learning. Callie usually likes to draw with other children and play together. Now she can recognize five colors. She can jump on both feet and jump on one foot.

*** 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 ***

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: Nov 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: Nov 2018

Reese is an adorable little girl, born in July of 2014, who is described as gentle, kind, thoughtful, and loving. Reese was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease-complete endocardial cushion defect (type A). She rarely gets sick and she is said to have a good appetite.

Reese is deeply attached to her nanny and smiles in response to her. You don’t want to miss seeing that sweet smile in her videos below! Reese is easily satisfied and feels happy when she is loved on. She has been receiving rehabilitation training for her delayed motor development. At the time her file was prepared, Reese was saying simple sounds. When Reese sees another child crying, she will go up to the other child and pat their back to comfort them. Reese is a precious little girl who would benefit significantly from a family of her own!

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

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

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***

Listed: Nov 2018

This is sweet and silly Jolie. Jolie loves to watch cartoons, but her favorite thing to do is to play outside. It is estimated that she was born in March 2013. Jolie has some developmental delays related to Down syndrome. But she doesn’t let that slow her down. Jolie is described as active, lively and restless. She walks and runs just like other four year olds. She also navigates stairs on her own and climbs all over the furniture at home. Jolie can follow simple directions, such as “bring that ball over here”. She speaks simple words such as mama, baba (dad), gege (big brother), and chichi (eat). She also knows how to communicate her needs and desires. For example, if her foster father is going for a ride on his scooter, she will stand in front of it so that he knows she wants to go with him.

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

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

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

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***

Listed: Nov 2018

A REPORT FROM APRIL 2017 SAYS:   On admission, William is about 6 months old. He is fairly quiet and a smart little boy. He had heart surgery in 2015. After back the institute, he gets the excellent care of our caretaker and he recovers gradually. At the age of 8-10 months, he is excited to see colorful toys, can transfer from supine position to lateral position; his movement of hands and feet is strong; he can put the object into his mouth and lift his hand, can turn his head, can grasp the toy with his hands and look at his hands; he laughs when amused by his familiar people. At the age of 10-12 months, he can hold his head up for a moment while lying on the stomach; he can stare at the adult when the adult is speaking to him and can grasp the toy in his hand. At the age of 12-15 months, he can hold his head high and look at the toy in front of him while lying on the stomach; he can visually move follow the dropping object, can stretch his hands out to reach the toy in front of him; he can roll over and laughs more. At the age of 13-15 months, he can hold his head to observe the thing and people around him while lying on the stomach, can sit for a moment with his back against the support, can move his body with abdomen, can pass a toy from one hand to the other hand; sometimes he can bang two toys together and makes sounds of yiyiyaya, so lovely. At the age of 15-18 months,he can roll over freely in the activity room, can roll over to reach his favorite toys, can prop up his upper body with hands and would watch other children are playing; he laughs when happy and can look for his favorite toy; sometimes he plays with other children; he is attached to the adult; he enjoys that someone plays games with him, such as the game of touching head, listening to music, listening to other’s talking and reading picture books; he knows his name, turns when called, and crawls to you; he smiles at you when happy in order to attract your attention. Now he can sit alone steadily and can stand up with hands holding the support; he is very curious and always wants to explore what he sees; sometimes he sits on the cushion, plays with other children, then he crawls to the adult and runs to the adult’s arms, he is so lovely.

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

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Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***

Listed: Nov 2018

When Devan was found abandoned in September 2014 it was estimated that he was about 1.5 years old. When Devan first arrived in the orphanage, he was a very unhappy baby who was very “weak and floppy”. The orphanage staff decided it would be best if he was placed with a loving experienced foster family. His foster mother worked with him diligently, and by 3 years old he was walking and potty trained. Devan does not speak well. He occasionally calls his foster father baba (dad) and sometimes when he is playing by himself he talks to himself, but others do not know what he is saying. With that being said, Devan is able to express his needs and wants. For example, whenever he gets a treat, such as a candy bar, he will place it in his foster mother’s hands and look up at her, letting her know that he wants her to open it for him. Devan has been able to learn some gestures. He will shake a persons hand when saying hello and wave good-bye to them when they leave.

Devan is described as quiet and well behaved. He likes to play with building blocks. He also enjoys playing with neighbor kids. He recently began attending school and has made great progress there.

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

$280.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***

Listed: Nov 2018

Meet Jude! Isn’t he just adorable?!  He is still in the baby room at his orphanage, so he doesn’t get a lot of floor time. Therefore, he is not crawling yet. However, he can roll over. Also, when he is on his tummy, he can hold his head and chest up. Jude enjoys playing with his hands and sucking his fingers. He also likes playing with toys…which also go straight into his mouth. He enjoys being held by his nannies and is particularly attached to a specific one.

Caregivers describe Jude as a lively and lovely boy who is full of giggles. They say that he has very expressive eyes. With his eyes, Jude can show happiness, distress, fear and anger.

$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 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Nov 2018

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***

Sweet little Julia was found abandoned at approximately 16 months old. She lived in the orphanage for a time, but has been with a foster family for the last year. In August she was walking with support. We are waiting on an update to find out if she is walking independently yet. In August she was not talking yet but could make her needs known. Her foster mom describes her as timid and quiet. She likes listening to music and will shake her body to the beat. She also enjoys watching TV and is very attentive when her favorite shows are on.

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

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

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2018

Would you look at the smile on this little guy? Ronen is such a happy kiddo! When you talk with Ronen’s nannies about him, they cannot help but boast about how much progress he has made! They say his learning abilities in particular have made astonishing progress! When he gets back from school he will immediately grab a book off the bookshelf and sit quietly to look at it. He is full of curiosity and is fascinated by everything he sees!

Ronen has made great progress with his motor abilities, too. He can walk alone steadily and run, and he is learning to feed himself (though he still needs a little help with that!) In terms of his language ability, Ronen’s nannies believe he has a strong desire to speak. He cannot say any words yet, but he will imitate the shape of the nanny’s mouth when she speaks. He can understand most of what is said to him and can follow instructions. Ronen gets a cold from time to time, but his general health is very good. He has not been found to have a heart condition. Could you be Ronen’s forever family?

Several additional photos & videos available!  VideoVideo 2.

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

Ronen has a $1500 grant available from the agency who currently holds his file.

$145.00 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: 2016

Listed: Oct 2018

Special needs: genetic metabolic disease – pyruvate-kinase deficiency – homozygote mutation p-R 446; mild to moderate core and periventricular lesions; generalized muscle hypotonia; severely delayed physical and neuro-psychological development;

Josiah moves in space by turning from back to belly and vice versa. He has started forming some of the perceptions about objects from his constant surroundings and everyday life. He connects some objects from his surroundings with the actions performed with them.

When awake, Josiah is mostly calm. He would laugh out loud when jested. During active interactions with adults Josiah pronounces various sounds and random syllables.  Josiah follows a specific dietary regime and has food individually prepared for him. He is fed with a spoon by an adult and has a picky appetite. He is calm during dressing and bathing. Josiah’s sleep is calm.

*** 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: 2014
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2018

Scott spent the first 9 months of his life with his birth family. He was placed in an orphanage at 9  months old. He can sit up unassisted and can stand up with support. He will reach for a toy, hold it in his hand and manipulate it. He likes being held and cuddled. He is babbling and will repeat some basic words such as “ba-ba” and “ma-ma”. He’s been diagnosed with anemia and an iron deficiency.

*** 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. 

$1,057.00 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: 2010
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Listed: Oct 2018

Gary is currently living in a group home for children with special needs. He can move around the group home in a gait trainer. Due to his low tone, he can not sit or stand independently. He can roll from back to stomach. He can hold a toy and will manipulate it, though he does not always understand the purpose of the toy. He enjoys interacting with adults and will smile and demonstrate appropriate emotions when engaged in activities.

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

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

Boy, born 2012

Listed: Oct. 2018

Diagnosis: remission after brain tumor; VP shunt; epilepsy

Ryan has no mental issues. His memory, thinking and intellect are normal for the age. He has very good communication skills; communicates easily entering into dialogue; telling his experiences, can define in words how his body feels. Among the children, he feels comfortable, looking for contact with his peers. Ryan’s games varied – typical boyish type, calm and connected with movement. He plays with a variety of toys – with keys, buttons, sound and light effects, musical etc. The child enters role in the story game. His current interests are aimed at police and fire trucks and accessories related to these items. He has good self-service skills. He eats clean, serves with a spoon and fork. He can dress and undressed by himself, puts and takes off his shoes. Controls and communicates his physiological needs, he is potty trained. His day and night sleep is calm and he falls asleep easily.

When Ryan was 2, a tumor was surgically removed from his brain. He went through chemotherapy procedures. Ryan has been experiencing a number of other physical problems, like changing the VPS 3 times because of the chemotherapy, Ataxi (lack of coordination during walking), Epilepsy symptoms and Strabismus. He is in a stabilized general condition, but needs constant specialized care and actively monitoring of his health. He is receiving physical stimulation and other supports and has made good progress. Ryan can walk with minimal support and his fine motor skills are improving as well.

Ryan is a calm and pleasant child.  He is well attached to his caregivers and responds well to them.

*** 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 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2018

Meet sweet Audry! Audry was found wrapped in a blanket in a flower bed when she was about a month old. She was born with Down syndrome. Audry has the developmental delays typical of a child with Down syndrome, but her skills are improving every day! She gets along well with the other children, and loves to be cuddled by her nanny…she will hold the nanny’s clothes tightly, not wanting to be put down again. Audry enjoys watching children’s shows on TV, and will imitate the words and dances. There is an agency grant of $2,000 toward agency fees for a qualified family, with her current adoption agency. Audry is waiting for you!

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

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

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2018

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

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

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

Boy, born 2009
PRC
bilateral microphthalmia with surgical removal of cataracts. He has low, but functional vision.

Listed: Sep 2018

Jack is charismatic boy who wants a family to take him home from the orphanage. Jack has low vision but doesn’t let that suppress his bright personality. He does have some vision and is amazing in his ability to see and identify colors and other objects. He was blessed to spend time in a small foster home for vision impaired children where he learned to speak English fluently.

Jack is funny, loving, bright and smart. He walks, runs, jumps, and goes up and down stairs independently. He loves dinosaurs that eat grass, and loves when people read him books about dinosaurs. He has a great sense of humor and outgoing personality. Jack charms everyone who meets him. In a family environment with he will thrive and grow to be the best he can be. He just needs that family to find him.

*** 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 ***

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Listed: Sep 2018

Baker is a, handsome, active, and talkative boy. Baker loves listening to music, playing games, and singing. He is known to share snacks with the other children around him and communicates well with his teachers and classmates. Baker is diagnosed with strabismus and cerebral palsy that affects his right side. As of 2016, he could walk up and down stairs, jump up with both feet, and stand on one foot. He was also able to catch a ball thrown to him. He knew the difference between big and small, inside and outside, could count to 10, and recognized shapes, colors and the days of the week. His vocabulary was rich and he could ask and answer questions appropriately. Baker has the best smile and is full of life! Don’t miss his videos!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Baker’s 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 2009
PRC
Spinal meningocele

Listed: Sep 2018

Determined Darcy is described by those who know her as joyful and optimistic. Darcy was a camper at an advocacy camp run by another agency in November of 2017. Agency reps and Darcy’s camp partner said that she was a true delight, full of personality. She was ready to go, go, go! Everyone at camp loved watching her facial expressions, as they said everything she was thinking. Her must watch camp video spotlights her sunny disposition and the exuberance she felt at camp. Darcy loved riding the bus, shopping, exploring, and eating.

Darcy was born with a spinal meningocele, which has been surgically removed, but she now has paralysis in her lower limbs. She is able to zip her wheelchair here and there and makes sure she puts herself in the middle of the action. She is said to be able to enjoy herself and that is absolutely true. She will find enjoyment in all that is going on around her. Darcy will be a gift to her family, but she desperately needs to find one so that she can share her joy not just with her family, but with the world! Do watch her video and help us find this waiting gem a forever family!

VIDEO

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Darcy’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

*** 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 ***

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: September 2018

Oskar is an extroverted and handsome boy, born in July of 2010, who usually has a huge smile on his face, whether he is at home or at school! His smile is so amazing that he makes everyone around him happy just by being with him. Oskar lives with an English speaking foster family. He loves to play with other children as well as the family’s pets. He is behind other children from a motor standpoint, but his foster mother says he is very smart and points to all his body parts, can sort and stack blocks, and can problem solve. He has been receiving rehabilitation for his cerebral palsy and has continued to make gains. He has a walker and a wheelchair, but does not like to use them. He would rather hold an adult’s hand to walk. Oskar has an amazing spunk and determination. He is not speaking yet, but is learning sign language and now knows about 500 signs. This has really helped him communicate better with the adults around him. Oskar would benefit from continued use of basic sign language and speech therapy. We hope to find Oskar a family because we know he’ll not only make a great son, but that a family will be blessed daily by his presence.

September 2017 Update:    Oskar’s mental capability is like any other 7-year-old boy his age. He has CP (Cerebral Palsy). It does not affect him mentally, but it effects his walking and speaking. He also gets easier tired than other kids his age. At the end of the day he usually is so ready for bed. He is potty trained. Oskar is a very fun and active boy. He is so boy and his CP does not hold him back to want to do everything all the other boys do in his age. He is very extroverted and loves going outside. He loves sport, as in swimming, playing ball, taking walks (usually on his car). He is very competitive – which usually shows itself when we play board games. He is a very social boy and loves to hang out with his foster siblings and friends. His love language is touch. Hugging and kissing him as well as encouraging him with words of affirmation get the best out of him. Although he is usually very brave, he is afraid of the dark and won’t go anywhere if there is no light. When he came to his foster home, as a three-year-old, he had to learn what rules are and how to keep them. He has improved so much in the last four years. He sometimes still is a bit stubborn and tries to get his way through crying, but it is now much more according to his appropriate age. His foster family has found out, that if they explain to him ahead of time what will happen, why he will need to share something, why he will not be able to go along with them, why he should not do something or change his behavior, he then will obey very well.

When Oskar came to his foster home, he was only able to crawl. He now can walk by himself through the whole house. He can get up by himself and walk for a short distance. When holding onto a ladder, he can walk up some stairs. But as soon as goes out, he usually uses an electric wheelchair or a stroller to get somewhere. When they get to the place, he usually wants to get out of the wheelchair and walk around with their help. He is daily improving in his walking and his foster mom believes, that with some therapy and some support as in leg braces, he should be able to walk stable one day. But so far, he still needs support from us. His foster family is working on his fine motor skills. He still mostly scribbles. Not because he does not know his ABC, but because his fine motor skills with his hands are a bit hard for him. Last week though he wrote his name all by himself on a piece of paper, and it was readable. When his foster mom asks him to color a picture, he usually always draws out of the box. It makes him mad because he knows it should not look like that. Basically, he can pick up anything with his fingers, hold a pen, open stuff, just not draw very well. In the morning, he goes to Chinese kindergarten. In the afternoon, he is home-schooled in English, Math, and sign language (ASL). In Math, he is learning numbers from 1-20. We just started learning some addition. Books we use for him in Math as well as English are Kindergarten level (Pre K). He knows about 500 words in sign language by now, which has helped so much in communicated with him. He understands English as well as Chinese. He is very much attached to his foster mom and loves his foster siblings a lot. His social skills are good. When friends come over to play, he will find something to play with them. He especially likes hanging out with other boys his age. Even though he cannot speak, he will find a way to make them understand him. He had no problem with interacting with adults. Oskar has been living since the age of 3 in the same foster home. His foster mom is from Germany (but only speaks English to him). Before that he lived in the orphanage. He can only say a few words: mama, more, move; everything else he communicates in sign language. He can follow directions in three steps. He understands everything you say and can do it. He shares a room with his younger foster brother.

His foster mom only speaks English to him so his English is quite good. In his 4 years that he has been in his foster home, he has seen about 6 of his foster siblings being adopted. His foster mom openly talks about adoption and prepares the kids well for the possibility of being adopted. Oskar has been praying for his own mom and dad for a long time now. He understands what it means (as far as a kid can understand) and is waiting for his own mom and dad to show up. He also prays to have some siblings of his own, that will play with him. He has now even started to pray for grandparents of his own. His favorite color is green. If he plays a game it has to be green, if he gets clothes or a toy they have to be green, if he likes something it has to be green. Board games are his most favorite activity. But he also loves to play with toys, play Lego, play with superheroes, or go on outings. He also loves it to be read books to, or look at pictures books by himself. It is hard to say what his favorite toy is, since he does not have one in specific. He loves to play with cars, super heroes, look at books…. Any toy any other 7-year-old would like to play with.

$234.00 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!