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!

Boy, born Oct 2006
PRC
HIV+

Listed: September 2018

Several new pics available!!

Update 2019: Hudson is outgoing and actively interacting with people. He does not exclude communicating with strangers. He likes to play mobile games, with weak self-control.

He listens to other people’s opinions and is willing to express his own ideas. However, he is accustomed to using doubtful language in verbal communication with a tough tone, which may lead to conflicts with others. Occasionally, he loses self-control over his emotions.  At present, his habits have been improved and personal hygiene habits have been established and maintained.

Hudson graduated from an elementary school in June of 2019.  However, due to poor foundation, his actual learning ability is about at the third grade level. At present, his teachers have worked out a study plan for Hudson to help him complete basic learning and to master Pinyin and basic mathematical operations skillfully.

$58.50 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: 2007

Listed: Sep 2018

He got very sick in 2015 and went through a number of procedures and while being in a hospital, his mother abandoned him. He is now cured although they keep monitoring him but he desperately needs a family to love and support him and to give back his faith into the family.

 Diagnosis: B-cell Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Relapse. Status after chemotherapy. Status after Radiation therapy – prophylactic Radiation therapy of Central nervous system (CNS).

Musa is well-mannered and well-meaning child. Follows the daily regime in the CFTA and every day marks progress. His vocabulary is still not very rich because he did not even know Bulgarian until two years ago. He still has some difficulties in choosing the right words. Musa constantly enriches his vocabulary and progresses in this area. His fine motor skills are very well developed, but he still has some difficulties with writing. He is learning to read and already recognizes the individual letters. Musa knows the geometric figures. Now he is able to solve simple tasks with addition and subtraction tasks. Due to the history of his placement and neglect, the child still has difficulties at school and his performance level is lower than this of his peers. But he is willing to learn and does his best.

Musa is quite shy, passive, silent and closed. He has difficulties in communication with strangers and difficult to trust. Musa does not like to be left alone and he is afraid of that. If things do not happen in the way he wanted, it is possible to close in himself. After spending some time in reasoning on what has happened, he realizes that closing in himself, may not be the best way to deal with problems.

In relationship with his peers, Musa is a leader. He has a fighting spirit and likes to win in the games. In his relationship with adults Musa shows respect for their authority. Obeys and seeks for their approval. This has largely contributed to the great progress the child has been making in the past two years.

In his spare time, Musa likes to play soccer. He also plays basketball. He also likes to color and to play on a tablet. His favorite color is blue. Favorite food sausages, dessert – ice-cream and fruit – banana. His favorite footballer is Ronaldo and dreams of becoming a soccer player when he grows up. From the animals he mostly likes dogs.

Musa has difficulties in talking for the adoption, but in general his attitude is positive.

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

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

Boy: 2011

Listed: Sep 2018

Special needs: hyperkinetic conduct disorder, congenital cardiac malformation – in a condition after surgical correction, atypical autism*

*Abner’s social worker reported that according to the specialists, supervising Abner’s condition and development, the diagnosis of atypical autism is no longer valid and it will be deleted from Abner’s formal paperwork that is to be updated in the following months

Abner likes to keep himself busy exploring! His  favorite activities are the ones that include movement, such as going for a walk. He very much likes to spend time looking through books. He also likes all musical instruments and toys that play melodies and sounds. His favorite toy is a children’s laptop that plays songs. When he hears a melody he tries to dance.

There has been a progress in Abner’s speech development as he has started using a lot of words. He now forms sentences containing 3-4 words, albeit dyslexia is observed.

*** 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 and congenital heart disease- ASD, VSD, and PDA

Listed: August 2018

Sofia is an adorable little girl! One month after surgery to repair Sofia’s heart, it was discovered that her trachea had been injured while she was intubated during surgery. At that time, she underwent a tracheotomy and had a trach in place for three years, which was recently removed. Sofia’s unfortunate complication that occurred during her heart surgery led her to live in a rather fortunate situation. Because of her trach, her orphanage life has been lived in the orphanage hospital with a wonderful nanny who has raised her like a daughter.

Sofia is a smiley, outgoing, and confident child. She can dress herself, brush her teeth, and she is potty trained. She says simple words like mama, baba, ayi and jiejie. Sofia imitates others and copies hand movements, as you can see in her video when she is outside with the social worker. Sofia likes to play with others, listen to music, and play with all kinds of toys, but especially those that play music. She is interested in new things and playing games. She likes watching singing and dancing programs and she will shake her body with the music. She has a strong desire to perform. Sofia is closely attached to her caretaker and she enjoys cuddling and kissing her. She is helpful and kind to everyone, including visitors who she will move chairs for, say bye bye to, and blow kisses at. Sofia is just waiting for her turn to be part of a forever family and we are hoping that day will come soon!

*** 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 summer 2016
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2018

Taylor is a beautiful baby girl with Down syndrome. She has straight black hair with brown eyes. Taylor has a beautiful smile that she extends to everyone she comes into contact with. She pays close attention to what is going on around her by following closely with her eyes. She enjoys holding and playing with a rattle, putting it in her mouth, and moving it from one hand to the other.

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

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

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

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2018

Davi is described as active, energetic, curious, and smiley. His file states that Davi loves to explore his surroundings and his favorite location is the kitchen. Davi’s file indicates that he can walk on his own, but he cannot run or jump yet. He can speak baby words, express his likes and dislikes through his facial expressions, and recognize the faces of those he knows. His file says he enjoys music, watching cartoons, playing on ipads, and playing outdoors.

$2,248.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born early 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2018

Felicia is a beautiful little girl with a darling smile, born in February of 2012 with down syndrome. Felicia loves to play and is said to be lively and friendly. She is not a picky eater and likes a variety of foods. Felicia enjoys playing with rubber balls, colorful toys, and listening to music. Felicia is a happy little girl and we can’t wait to see what family is going to be so happy they said yes to this little sweetheart!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Felicia’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

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

$663.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy: 2015

Listed: July 2018

Diagnosis: nonspecific reactive hepatitis. Hepatosplenomegalia. Heart malformation foramen ovale, initial lung hypertonia. Condition after hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy 2-3 degree. Hemoragia. Intraventricular bleeding 2 degree. bilateral otomastoidit – mastoidectomy in the right. Retention testicle in the left. Delay in the neuro-psychical development.

Robby is delayed in all aspects of his development, but has begun to make small gains in learning . He will interact with caregivers and other children if an activity is interesting to him. His attention span when working on tasks has begun to increase. He enjoys playing in the sensory room. He learns best with multiple repetitions of a task.

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

His current agency has videos and pictures that can be shared with interested families

*** 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
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: July 2018

Izzy has cerebral palsy. She transferred to her current home in June 2018 and has already made remarkable progress. She is incredibly bright, social, and affectionate. She previously had no exposure to English but now responds to several English commands. She also says several words such as “hi”, “bye”, and “more” and has picked up on several ASL signs which are used in the home. She communicates extremely well with vocalizations and gestures and is perceptive to body language and other social cues in communication. She is currently being potty trained and indicates when she has to use the toilet. She gets around the house quickly with crawling and scooting. She can pull to stand and remain standing with minimal support. She can walk with hand support or a reverse walker. She can self-feed. She loves playing games such as hot potato, duck duck goose, and catch. She has an infectious laugh and smile and brings a special energy and joy wherever she goes. She often seeks out trusted caregivers and requests hugs and kisses. She will turn her face from side to side to ensure she gets kisses on both cheeks. She would be an incredible gift to any family and has a huge capacity to learn and grow in a family environment.

December 2018 update: Izzy is learning and making progress steadily! She is now potty trained. She is making strength gains, and her ability to use her walker is improving. She is able to go up and down stairs by crawling/scooting. Her receptive language is growing and she now responds to many commands and knows the English words for many household objects. She has learned her body parts and picked up more sign language. She can match colors and do simple puzzles. She knows the names of all the other kids in the house. She is beginning to use a program on her iPad to expand her communication. She enjoys coloring and is beginning to engage in imaginative play with dolls. She loves to dance and has learned the motions to multiple action songs. She anticipates the next activity in her daily routine. Her social nature and love of life continue to be so endearing! Izzy is so bright and would THRIVE in a family! Videos available.

Izzy also has a $5000 grant offered by Here I Am Orphan Ministries!

$1,085.00 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

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

Update Oct. 2019

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

Gracelynn was raised by her birth family for the first year of her life. She began having seizures at the age of 6 months. She was placed in the orphanage 5 days before her first birthday. Gracelynn was placed on medication to control her seizures before arriving at the orphanage. She has been monitored by a neurologist and had check-ups every 6 months. An EEG when she was 23 months old showed no epiletic activity. Following a neurology appointment when she was 3 years old, due to the lack of seizures and seizure activity for 2 years, seizure medication was reduced. She began presenting with signs of seizures after the reduction of medication, so the medication was resumed and seizure activity stopped. No seizure activity has been observed since her medication was resumed. Gracelynn also has GERD and experiences gas pains and vomiting as a result. She’s also had several instances of pneumonia. It is possible that Gracelynn has aspiration issues, but this has not been medically diagnosed, as it is not something they typically test for in her birth country. She is being treated with medication for GERD.
Gracelynn lives in the “medical ward” section of the orphanage. This means that while her medical and therapy needs are being met, she does not have many opportunities to interact with other children or to improve developmentally. She spends a large portion of her day alone in a crib. When on her back, Gracelynn will roll onto her right side. She tries to sit up by lifting her head and her legs. She can hold her head up and she sits upright when placed in a walker or special chair. She will follow voices and objects with her eyes. She turns her head when her name is called. She will occasionally reach for toys. She eats soft mashed food from a spoon.

*** 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. 

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

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

Boy: 2015

Listed: July 2018

Diagnosis: Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance. Foramen ovale persistens. Transient pulmonary hypertension. Pes equinovarus bilateralis. Severe delay in neuro-psychical development

Brian recognizes familiar adults and has formed an attachment to his favorite caregiver. He is uncomfortable around strangers. He is working with a physical therapist and a teacher on fine and gross motor skills. He can pick up toys and transfer them from hand to hand. His teacher reports that he understands what is being said to him and has recently begun responding to simple directions such as “give me”. He is able to sit unassisted and moves around in a baby walker.

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: 2016
Listed: July 2018
Diagnosis:  Hydrocephaly; Strabismus; G-tube feeding; delays in development

Mila turns her head towards sound and looks at people and objects of interest. She recognizes the faces of the staff. She can roll over, but still has difficulty with head control. She enjoys musical toys that spin and will focus on those for short periods of time.

*** 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: 2007

Listed: July 2018

Nala experienced extreme neglect in her birth family. As a result, she has significant delays in language and education. She’s currently living in foster care, where she is receiving speech therapy and additional assistance with school. Improvements in her development have been seen since she joined her foster family. She is described as very social and affectionate. She understands everything that is said to her. She follows verbal directions. She can verbally answer questions, but her vocabulary is limited due to previous neglect. She has memorized all of her letters and numbers. She has appropriate social interactions with other children. She enjoys dancing and painting. She works hard in school and enjoys going to school. She makes her own bed, organizes her clothes, and helps her foster mother in the kitchen.

*** 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 ***

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

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: July 2018

Meet Penelope! She is a lovable and charming little girl who is 3 years old. Penelope came into care when she was about 6 months old. After a few months at the orphanage, she was placed with a foster family, where she has blossomed! Penelope was born with Down syndrome. She has an ASD, which as of her report in 2017, had required no treatment. Penelope has the typical delays seen with Down syndrome, but has accomplished a lot since joining her foster family. She is especially close to her older foster brother, and waits impatiently for him to come home from school. Sadly, even an excellent foster family is not a permanent solution for an orphan. Penelope needs a family who will become hers forever. This sweet little one is waiting!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

 

An adoptive family for Penny is also eligible for a $5000 matching grant from RODS Racing!

$5,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2018

Conner is an adorable little boy, born in May of 2014 with down syndrome and anal atresia. He has had three surgeries, including a colostomy and anoplasty. Conner receives early childhood education and rehabilitation to work on his cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, and language abilities. After just two months of this, he started learning how to make friends, share, and get around better. Conner likes giving his foster siblings kisses and helping hold their bottles for them. He will even help wipe their mouths like a good big brother. Over time, he has learned how to feed himself with a spoon. He can take off his own shoes and likes to organize all the other shoes. He tries to put on his own socks and shoes, but needs a little assistance getting the shoes on the right feet. He can understand simple language, basic directions, and he reads facial expressions very well. When he sees his foster mother smiling at him, he will smile back, be good, and snuggle up in her arms quietly. If someone is looking at him with a not so nice face, he will make a serious face and play by himself. He gets upset when he is criticized for making a bad choice.

Conner can go up and down stairs on his own now. He has been watching his foster mother carefully over time and has learned how to help his foster mother care for his younger foster sister. He can put his little sister’s diaper, sweater, shoes, socks and coat near his foster mother’s side in sequence and throw her used diaper into the trash can. He can call “dad, dad, mom, mom.” Conner likes watching cartoons and listening to and dancing to children’s songs. He can choose his favorite picture book and ‘read.’ Conner also enjoys painting, playing with play dough, and stringing the toy blocks. He likes playing outdoors with other children too. There, he will help pick fruit, look for flowers, and dig in the dirt. He is said to be happy every day! We know Conner’s going to make a great son! Could your family be the one Conner will call his forever family?

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

An adoptive family for Conner is also eligible for a $5000 matching grant from RODS Racing!

$5,000.00 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 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Ronan is a happy and handsome little guy, born in February of 2011 with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Ronan has had surgery for his ASD. He is living in a foster home connected to the orphanage and he goes to school in a special education classroom in the orphanage from Monday-Saturday. Ronan is an extroverted boy who is positive at school and very interested in new things. He can get along well with his classmates and his teacher and classmates like him. Ronan enjoys playing with toy blocks, drawing, and reading books at home. His favorite tv programs are Boonie Bears and Spiderman. He has good motor and mental development, and has great self help skills. Ronan can put on and take off his clothes, wash his face, brush his teeth, and eat independently. He can also help his foster dad and foster mom clean the table, put the chairs in place, fold clothes, etc. We hope Ronan’s forever family comes forward soon because he’s clearly a waiting treasure!

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

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

$445.50 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, CHD

Listed: July 2018

Remi is the cutest little guy, born in June of 2017 with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- PFO. At the time his file was prepared, he had motor delays. He slept a lot and was said to be very mild-mannered. He loves colorful toys and being held by his caretaker. His caretaker loves how precious he looks when he falls asleep in her arms. Remi could be home before his 2nd birthday and we pray he is!

His foster mother will do some PT for him each day. He can move around on the mattress by himself. He will crawl to you if you shake the rattle to attract him. He will try hard to reach it. He can roll over well. He can hold a bottle to feed himself; he eats well. He can grab things well. He can take off his socks quickly.

Mental: He has down syndrome so his mental ability is behind normal kids. He likes music and will dance when he hears music.

There’s a $2000 grant available for Maya’s adoption with her current agency.

$1,308.00 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!

Age: 2
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy; Microcephaly; Symptomatic epilepsy; Developmental delay

Listed: July 2018

Lisa is a happy and sociable little girl. She enjoys meeting new people and interacts with them appropriately. She responds to her name and verbalizes using sounds and syllables. She follows basic directions. Her motor skills are developing. Videos of Lisa show her playing with a ball and manipulating it appropriately. She currently moves around by crawling. She can take steps when holding 2 hands of an adult and can also move using a walker. She is receiving therapy to help develop her motor skills.
Photos and videos are available through the agency

 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for Lisa!

Penn
Boy, born 2007
Diagnosis: mental delays and behavior disturbances

Listed: June 2018

The  child  is  able  to  communicate  with other  children, though his vocabulary is not at age level. He prefers to play alone, but will join in group games willingly if invited. He willingly forms relationships with adults. He has delays in academics, but works hard to learn new skills. His behavior is described as “unstable”

*** 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 ***

Age: 2004

Listed: July 2018

SN:  epilepsy – rare seizures, after surgical intervention due to brain tumor – oligodendroglioma in the left temporo-parietal area; at this point he does not have any symptoms, related to the illness.

He is active during dynamic games. He rides a bicycle and has good coordination of his body in space. His IQ = 89, which is within the norm but he still has difficulties reading and makes spelling mistakes while writing and re-writing. He communicates freely with children and adults. He completed 7th grade and have an average results. He needs a guidance and support of loving parents. He wants to be adopted and agreed to meet the prospective parents.

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

Girl, born 2007
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome, Hepatitis B

Listed: June 2018

This 11 year old girl enjoys music, dancing, and drawing! She is described as helpful and often helps with the younger children in the care center by changing diapers and helping with mealtime. She came into care at 7 years old and birth history is unknown. Lainey attends an intervention class for Down’s syndrome children at her institution and then a 1st grade class three afternoons a week in the community. Educationally she is able to write and recognize alphabet letters, copy words, knows numbers up to 50, do simple addition, and is said to have beautiful handwriting. She understands most of what people say and has age appropriate motor skills. Lainey likes to wear dresses and loves anything that makes her look beautiful. She needs a loving prospective adoptive family that is knowledgeable about Down syndrome and can provide her with excellent access to therapies and education.

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

Girl, born 2015
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2018

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

 

$1,251.94 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2007
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome, Hepatitis B

Listed: June 2018

This 11 year old boy loves to do simple science experiments, dancing, and art activities. His caregivers describe him to be happy, extroverted, cooperative, and compassionate. He was approximately two months old when he entered into care and is diagnosed with Down syndrome and Hepatitis B. He attends a special education class at his care center but is said to have a short attention span. His caregivers report that he is extremely active and uses gestures or sounds to communicate. Maurice is reported to be protective of younger children, follow rules from known caregivers, and show remorse. He needs a prospective adoptive family familiar with Down syndrome who can provide excellent access to therapies and special education.

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

Boy, born 2007
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2018

This older boy loves to be the center of attention and likes to be close to his teacher. He is diagnosed with Down syndrome. He is noted to have good gross motor skills and can ride a tricycle, run, climb, use utensils to eat, throw a ball, and stand on one foot. He has also learned to dress himself without assistance but is still learning additional self-help skills. He enjoys dancing, coloring, playing with dolls, and watching cartoons.  Sylvan has one close friend at his care center but does need additional assistance in social skills and learning to share toys. He currently attends a special education class at his care center and is reported to have a good attention span. His teacher notes that he can follow simple one-step instructions and remembers the names of most of his friends. He can say a few simple words and communicates with gestures.  This older boy would do best as the youngest in a family. He needs a prospective adoptive family familiar with Down syndrome who can provide excellent access to therapies and special education.

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

Boy, born 2015
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome, malnutrition, umbilical hernia, and microcytic anemia

Listed: June 2018

This active and affectionate little boy came into care at approximately two months old. He is said to have an easy smile and enjoys joking with his caregivers. He especially likes being cuddled, hugged, and being held before bedtime. His caregivers report that he often explores objects placed around him and finds hidden things well. Despite some developmental delays he is progressing; he sits unsupported, crawls, pulls to stand, throws a ball, knows his name, babbles, and keeps good eye contact. This little guy needs a loving family who is knowledge of his special needs who can provide an excellent access to medical care and special education.

$225.00 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
Down syndrome
CO-7

Listed: June 2018

Updated pics & video available from March 2020!  He is potty-trained during the day, but wears a pull-up at night.

Adorable Anton loves to color, play with the hole puncher and throw confetti. He is also interested in photography. He loves going to school to be with his teachers and classmates. He likes to wear his school uniform. He can play alone but prefers to play with other children. He likes to be a leader and share his favorite toys. Anton recognizes geometric shapes. He generally follows rules and respects the instructions of adults. He understands what he is asked of him. Anton is expressive, recognizes the parts of the body, has good personal presentation and is known for leaving his work area very neat. Anton is a charming young boy that will bring happiness and joy to a family.

A grant of $2500 is also available from a specific agency, for Anton’s 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***

$6,464.33 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: 2009

Listed: 6/2018

Special needs: 1st degree of prematurity; dilatation of the rectum; allergic to cow’s milk protein; expressive language disorder; delayed neuro-psychological development; mild to moderate mental delay (according to the information published by the MOJ)

Evian is very active and agile. Well – developed motor skills for his age.

Evian’s emotional tone is positive. He presents as radiant and loving. He is able to express different emotions through facial expressions.

Evian follows verbal instructions, related to his everyday activities.

His passive and active vocabulary are getting improved. He is already able to say a few words. He strives to use words when answering questions.

He can glue figures, solve 6-parts puzzles and build towers and houses. Evian loves building with constructor and listening to music. Evian knows the basic colors – red, yellow and green.  His independence is also increasing through encouragement of the independent activities – dressing, undressing, putting on and off his shoes, tiding his toys, working materials, etc.

 

Donations can not be accepted until a family is found for him

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

Listed: May 2018

Update from Oct 2019:  Tasha is a darling girl! She is typically healthy, and potty training. She has a good personality. She is active and energetic with lots of facial expressions. She is a determined girl. She likes watching cartoon movies and listening to music. She watches it quietly and afterwards she will imitate and clap her hands. Sometimes she has a temper, but it’s easy to please her and make her happy again. Tasha is well-behaved and cooperative. She can walk, run slowly on her own, and climb upstairs/downstairs when holding your hand. Tasha is attached to others, and she knows how to communicate with people. She shares her toys/snacks with other kids. She gets along well with other kids and adults. She loves group activities and loves to talk with her roommates next to her. She has been living in the orphanage since January of 2016. She has never been fostered. She and other kids of the same age share a bedroom. She lags behind compared with other kids of the same age. She sometimes imitates adults’ talk; she cannot express herself with words, but can using body language or by crying to communicate. She understands some simple instructions, such as “Bring the ball to me!” and “Dump garbage into the bin.” Tasha has received heart surgery before. She has been healthy since.

Tasha is waiting for a family to share her life with. She is in need of love and encourage to help her grow!

Tasha’s current agency has a $2500 grant towards the cost of her adoption.

$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 2017
PRC
Down Syndrome, exotropia

Listed: May 2018

York is a joyful baby who loves to be tickled! He eats and sleeps well, and knows his name and turns when he is called. He is diagnosed with Down syndrome, as well as exotropia, and his development is delayed. At four months old, York could track moving objects and turn to familiar people. Within a couple months he grew much stronger, though he didn’t like to practice sitting up! He could be held up, and was able to kick his legs and pat with his hands. By nine months he could sit stably on his own, and since turning one year old he can now roll over and crawl. He is able to grasp nearby toys, and is especially interested when he sees a new toy! In November 2017, he joined a foster family in order to get more attentive care, but York truly needs a permanent family to ensure he gets the care he needs!

York’s current agency has a $4000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

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

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

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Dino enjoys cuddling and sometimes acts spoiled, but is obedient and gets along well with the other children. He is an active and restless little toddler, with a big smile and long eyelashes. He likes to sit in his stroller out in the sunshine, and will lift up his legs to peel off his socks! Dino has Down syndrome and has been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (PDA), but has not received any surgery for it. After just 3 months following his admission into the orphanage, he still couldn’t raise his head due to low muscle strength in his neck. He began receiving rehabilitation and early intervention training to increase the strength of his muscles. Three to six months after beginning the training, he was able to raise his head, turn over without help, sit alone for about 1 minute, and grab on to large objects with both hands. When he turned one year old he drew lots and chose the pen right away, so his foster mother believes he will be a writer! Shortly after his first birthday he could make ‘yiyiyaya’ sounds and recognize his name when called. He is waiting for a home to call his own and for a family to love him unconditionally.

Dino has a $4000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$15,188.00 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, Burn scar on L leg, birthmark on R leg

Listed: May 2018

This little girl is pure happiness! Betsy enjoys playing with toys, looking at picture books, and she especially loves outdoor activities. Her favorite toys are rubber balls she can throw, though she doesn’t really aim where she throws them yet! She has a good appetite and can feed herself with a spoon. Betsy has Down syndrome, and her medical notes a history of elevated liver enzymes (ALT). She also has a burn scar on her left leg and a birthmark on her right leg. She can walk, go up and down stairs, and stand on one foot for several seconds! She will verbally express her needs as well as use sign language when asking for things. Her fine motor skills are developing well; she can pour water back and forth without spilling it, stack eight blocks and put on her shoes! She can say several simple words such as dad, sister, bye, and aunt and imitates other words as well. Her greatest need is for a family to step forward for her and show her a wonderful childhood.

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

$1,045.00 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 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Tyree is a sweet little boy, born in December of 2011 with down syndrome. Tyree goes to class in the rehabilitation and education classroom of the orphanage from 8:00 to 2:00 Monday through Saturday. He is said to be an active and positive boy with a pair of charming eyes. He can put on and take off his clothes, wash his face, and eat independently. Tyree likes to help his foster dad and mom clean the table, put the bowls and chairs in place, and put toys back in the toy box. He is positive at school and is interested in new things. He gets along well with the other classmates and they, along with his teacher, all like him. Tyree enjoys listening to music, dancing, and playing with toy blocks and balls. His favorite programs are Spiderman, Boonie Bears, and Pilgrimage to the West. Dancing is Tyree’s specialty though! Tyree’s caretakers note that he has good motor and mental development. We hope that Tyree’s forever family sees him soon!

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

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

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

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

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: May 2018

Update, Jan 2020:  She still cannot stand or walk independently. She needs someone for support.   Just an aside — With all the layers and slippers she is wearing, it would be hard to learn to walk. Her area doesn’t have centralized heating and she is in a foster family where they may be doing a lot for her too.

Update Oct 2019:  She can now crawl, but she cannot walk. She can stand alone and can squat. I think she would be able to talk, but she is scared. Her health is good. She is a bit chubby, she needs to be fed often. She is very interested in music. When music is playing, she can keep up with the rhythm/tempo and will try to jump to the music, but her feet don’t get off the ground. She can’t speak yet, but can recognize words. She can understand simple commands. She is warm towards people. Her foster parents are elderly. They only sent over one picture. The rest are from a recent home visit. Occasionally, she will say “baba” or “mama” and she says it very clearly. But, she doesn’t make any requests when she calls out. She knows her body parts and her 5 senses. She understands the meaning of “no.” She currently has 16 teeth.

Eliza is a delightful little one; she is such a happy and social little girl. Eliza was born with Down syndrome, and has the typical motor delays. She has had surgery to correct her heart issues; ASD/VSD/PDA, and has recovered well. Eliza lives with a foster family, to whom she is very close. She loves to play, and loves toys that make music. She is spunky, sweet, and waiting for a family of her own!

There are many recent photos and videos in her file! ​

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

$468.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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


Boy, born 2014
PRC
DS/CHD (post surgery)

Listed: May 2018

Wanted: family who loves to laugh, play together, and has room for one more! Parker is looking for you! This handsome guy is 4 years old, and waiting. Parker has Down syndrome with the typical delays. He is very outgoing, loves to play, loves musical toys, and is very sweet. He had surgery in 2014 for a heart issue (PDA) and recovered well. His file states he has an ectopic kidney on the right side. This means the kidney sits in an abnormal position. In most cases, this causes no issues at all, but there is a chance it can lead to later kidney stones or infection. He has had no issues with this to date. Parker needs a family who will love him, and be by his side as he grows and learns.

An adoptive family for Parker John is also eligible for a $5000 matching grant from RODS Racing!

*** 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***

$5,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2014
Blind

Listed: May 2018

Georgie was transferred to his current home in April 2018. He had experienced neglect and under-stimulation in his previous orphanage but already his development is progressing and we look forward to seeing Georgie learn and explore the world. Georgie is functionally blind and has very little light perception. He has been doing so well in his transition into this new chapter of life. Everyday we are more captivated by his bubbly, sweet, gentle disposition.

Georgie is rapidly changing and developing. He is learning how to scoot around, bear weight, and explore with his hands. He had no experience in his previous home with self feeding, but already is making great progress and is self feeding with minimal support. He had no English exposure previously, but in just a month his English understanding is already developing and he responds to several commands. He is weak, but gaining strength. He can pull up to a stand using a surface for support.

Georgie loves making silly noises and often vocalizes silly babbles, finds interesting surfaces to tap on, or picks things up and throws them to hear their clatter. Georgie is very social. He loves to be held and swung around. He sometimes whimpers when he is put down and communicates non-verbally that he wants to be held. He mimics sounds others make and often bursts with excited laughter when playing with other adults and children. We are so excited to see him begin to hit the milestones he is already working towards.

 

UPDATE NOV 2018:  Georgie is totally blind. It has been confirmed that he has no light perception, Leber’s is suspected. Georgie can now crawl, walk independently, climb up and down stairs (with a railing), and balance on a balance board. He self-feeds. He is good at predicting parts of a routine. His language, both receptive and expressive, is growing steadily. He can respond to various commands in English such as “Come”, “Clap”, “Spin”, and “Touch your head”. He will follow sounds and voices and will seek them out when it’s a preferred person/object. He is showing an increased ability to self-entertain and will seek out toys in his environment. He loves to repeat songs and commonly heard phrases. He likes to interact with others through playing echoing games and will giggle and laugh when playing. Georgie has a relaxed, easy-going personality. He also loves to be silly and will find reasons to laugh. Some of his favorite activities are playing in water, swinging, and playing catch. He is social and loves to be held and cuddled.

$2,502.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome; possible CHD

Listed: May 2018

Beautiful Brightyn, loves playing, toys that make noise, and being held. Brightyn is a good sleeper and she really likes her quilt. She was rolling over and making sounds between 7-9 months of age. She is able to visually follow moving objects and listens carefully to the sounds she hears around her. She smiles when teased and is not scared of strangers. Brightyn’s file also listed her as having a congenital heart defect, but an ultrasound showed no abnormal findings of the heart structure and function. We’d love to see Brightyn home with her forever family by her 2nd birthday!

$1,398.00 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: April 2018

This is Celia! She has just turned 4 years old. Celia came into care when she was about 3 months old. She was left with a birthday note, and some money to help with her care. Celia has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She had a small procedure to remove a branchial cleft cyst, which healed without issue, and has left a very small scar. Celia has the typical developmental delays expected with Down syndrome, but is progressing well. She is very social, active, and loves her nannies. Celia loves to play with toys, and is especially fond of music. She is waiting for a 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***

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

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down Syndrome; Endocrine disorder

Listed: April 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Girl, born 2008

Listed: April 2018

Intellectual disability. No spasticity. She walks independently but her gait is a bit weak. Social, interactive, beautiful, engaging, loveable child with a sense of humor who loves to laugh. She can feed herself. She has good receptive language in her native language, but is non-verbal.

She can imitate some sounds. Enjoys playing with musical toys, toys that stack, toys with small parts that fit inside, trying to trace letters with chalk, and throwing and trying to catch balls. Able to concentrate on one toy for a sustained period of time.

Follows directions well. Prefers soft solid foods and favorite food is eggs. Loves the beach. She can go up and down stairs by herself holding the railing. She enjoys being with other people and is friendly with adults and children.

March 2020 Update: Melanie is working on a number of daily living skills. She is eating independently, able to wash her hands with verbal prompts, and working on other skills such as getting dressed independently. She is able to identify colors as well. Melanie is currently working towards the goals of saying her name, drawing shapes, and increasing her sounds and words.

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

Girl, age 8
CO-4

Blind

Listed: April 2018

Super sweet Luna reads and writes in Braille, and uses an abacus for math. She is described as resilient and extroverted! She loves to swim, play music and sing. Luna wants to be a lawyer when she grows up.

Luna wants a family where she can be the youngest child, and get lots of attention from a mom and a dad.

$1,045.00 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: April 2018

Owen is a smiley, energetic and intelligent 2 ½ old little boy.  Owen has a good appetite and loves bath time. He is very active, he loves to walk and run.  Owen enjoys playing with colorful toys such as dolls and toy cars, as well as with the other children and he loves being outside. He loves to clap, wave goodbye and give hugs. His emotional development is similar to children his age and he has bonded very well with his caretakers and teachers. We do have updated videos on Owen that show him walking and running without assistance as well as his sweet personality that can be seen in the comments of this post.

$630.00 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, esotropia

Listed: April 2018

Elinor is as cute as a button!! Elinor’s caretakers say she is cheerful, active, curious, friendly, and that she has a warm personality. She is well-liked by all of her caretakers and the other children. Elinor is working hard to learn how to do things on her own, such as taking off her shoes and putting on her own clothes. She will even put her shoes in the shoe cabinet after taking them off. Elinor is so proud of herself when she does something on her own! She loves to be praised and finds the joy in the little things, such as touching the colorful pictures of flowers and small animals that are on the walls. Elinor loves to scribble, stack blocks, and imitate others. She has a strong imitating ability. Elinor can go up and down stairs on her own. She is also quite helpful! She will help her caretakers by folding towels and by taking the babies’ bottles to the sink, one by one. She will also take a tissue and wipe the mouths of the little ones, all on her own initiative. Elinor is a beautiful little girl with a terrific personality! She is getting good care while she waits. We can’t wait to see who her lucky family will be!

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

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

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

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Oliver is too cute for words!  Oliver is described by his caretakers as extroverted, active, curious, and adorable! All of Oliver’s nannies like him a lot and have nicknamed him ‘Hao Hao.’ Oliver loves to be outside and he is extra happy when it’s sunny, as he likes to bask in the sunshine and feel it’s warmth. He also enjoys listening to music and playing with his friends. Oliver’s favorite toys are toys that are colorful and those that make sound. He loves the sound bells make. When someone rings one, he will reach out his hands to take it and then ring it and laugh happily. He will then give the bell to another child so that child can share in his happiness! Oliver also likes to clap his hands and play hand clapping games with his nannies. He is very interactive and loves to laugh. At the time his file was prepared, Oliver was understanding the nannies’ directions and was making sounds. He could walk by holding onto something. Oliver is a good eater and his favorite food is noodles. He is also a good sleeper. We know this little sweetheart is going to bless a lucky family that says yes to being his forever! Could that family be yours?

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

$200.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Update & new pic from Oct 2019!

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

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

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

*** 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***

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

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

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Summer has a mischievous glint in her eye!

Outgoing Summer is tons of fun. She is an active little girl who is walking independently and climbing on things with a mischievous little grin! She loves cuddling and playing games with her caregivers. Summer was born with Down syndrome. Her language development seems to be the area of biggest delay. She is currently working on single words. Although she isn’t using many words she loves communicating with people through facial expressions and body language. This spunky girl loves to dance with the music and get a snuggle from her caregivers.

Are you ready for a dance party with Summer?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with her current agency.

$441.50 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
Microphthalmia, delays

Listed: March 2018

Olivia is an energetic, smiley, and beautiful little girl who likes listening to music and playing outside. She is especially close to her caregivers and loves to be cuddled and tickled by them. Olivia is diagnosed as having microphthalmia, which means that both of her eyes are very small and underdeveloped. She also has very low muscle tone. She is able to stand with support, but she can’t walk yet. Her caregivers have been working with her, but she still struggles to move independently. She can sit up for about 30 minutes, but she gets tired and often needs support. She knows her name, responds when called, and can follow simple instructions. She can make sounds like “ah,” but doesn’t say any words. She gets excited when her caregivers tell her it’s snack time or time to go play! Olivia has some feeding issues. She mainly eats soft foods like mashed vegetables. She has a hard time swallowing and needs food chopped up for her. She really likes to hold her bottle herself. Olivia is in a school program in her orphanage during the week days and lives with a foster family on the orphanage grounds the remainder of the time. Olivia is making progress, but what she needs most is a family who can provide her with love and therapies that are simply not available in her orphanage!

Olivia has a $500 agency grant, with her current adoption agency. Olivia needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold her file or move forward with adopting her.

$1,458.70 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!


Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2018

Xena will be two-years-old this spring. She is known as a girl with a sweet personality, rarely crying. She likes to play in her bed with toys that make noise, listen to music and being near caregivers while holding their hands. Xena can bang two blocks together, understand when others speak to her and will follow simple directions. A recent report from 3/2018 indicates she can sit without support, stay in a crawl position, creep on her tummy, reach for toys and visually follow her caregivers when they move around the room. Xena has Down Syndrome and other medical concerns.

An adoptive family for Xena is also eligible for a $5000 matching grant from RODS Racing!

$5,000.00 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: 2012

Listed: 3/2018

Special needs: spina bifida aperta-condition after surgical correction of the meningomyelocele region lumbalis; internal hydrocephalus – VP shunt installed; severe muscle hypotonia of the lower limbs; contractures of the ankle joints; lower flaccid paraplegia; convergent concomitant strabismus; esotropia and amblyopia of the right eye – glasses are prescribed and treatment is being conducted; neuro-psychological development – within the norm with regards to the expressive and receptive speech development

Pacen presents as a cheerful and calm boy who doesn’t cry without a reason. He doesn’t have any manifestations of aggressive or self-aggressive acts. Pacen uses separate words, as well as simple sentences in his communication with others. He understands when spoken to and people can have a conversation with him. Pacen uses appropriate social gestures for greeting and good-bye. 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2018

Axel is an adorable little boy!  Axel is able to sit on his own and reach out for toys. He likes listening to music and will sometimes clap or nod along with the rhythm. In February of 2016, he entered a foster family on the orphanage grounds. Axel is a deep sleeper. He enjoys playing with toys that make sound, interacting with adults, and going outdoors with his foster mom. Axel is very close to his foster mom. He also likes to play with the other children when in the activity room. He is getting terrific care while he waits for his forever family to come forward and get to him!

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

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

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

Girl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2018

Mary is a beautiful little girl, born in July of 2008. She is described as sunny and is said to enjoy singing, dancing, playing games, and building with toy blocks. She can say some simple words, such as “thank you, teacher,” “aunt,” “Good morning!” and “I want to eat ___.” Mary likes to learn new things while in her special education class and she will often raise her hand to answer questions in class, despite not being able to give a clear answer. She likes to help her classmates find their seats and will follow along when singing children’s songs during the music lesson or when she hears a song on TV. Mary gets along well with her teachers and her peers. She likes playing with toys with her friends and is good at sharing. She sometimes isn’t the best listener and will smile at the caretaker and do her own thing. Mary has good motor skills. She is able to sit, stand, walk, run, and jump on her own. She is active in PE class. Mary can eat, put on clothes, and wash up independently. She will sometimes help the caretaker fold blankets and clothes. Mary likes to give her morning exercise leader hugs and isn’t afraid to report a child who is not doing what they are supposed to be doing. At night, Mary can take off her shoes, socks, and clothes on her own before going to bed. She is good at folding her clothes and she enjoys sleeping.

There is a $2,000 agency grant for Mary’s adoption with her current adoption agency.  Mary needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold her file or move forward with adopting her.

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2018

Larsen is a cutie pie, born with down syndrome in July of 2014. Larsen was put into a foster family in December of 2015. He is a good sleeper and has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. He has a pretty good understand of what people are saying to him, but is still only making sounds to communicate with people. He also uses his actions and facial expressions to express himself. He is good at following simple directions. When Larsen sees his foster mother making delicious food, he gets very happy- even his eyes smile, as he makes ‘mmm’ sounds when eating. Larsen can walk, run, and jump. He can open doors and get things out of reach by moving a chair and climbing up on the chair. He will shake his bottom and dance when he’s happy. Larsen’s hands and feet are flexible. He has good fine motor skills. He likes to clean up messes, imitate pictures he sees on his foster dad’s cell phone, and imitate people walking backwards. Larsen enjoys playing hide-and-seek with his foster sister. When an older neighbor lady visits the family, Larsen will wave his hands happily to greet her. A little brother recently joined the foster family and Larsen will go to the end of the bed to see him every day. Larsen will push the little brother’s stroller and play with him. Larsen likes playing games with his foster sister, playing outdoors in the park, and playing with water. He will sometimes play in the water with his sister in the bathroom when his foster mom is busy or not paying attention. Larsen sounds like a typical little boy who is going to thrive in a forever family! We hope his family sees him soon!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Larsen’s adoption with a specific adoption agency. Larsen needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold his file or move forward with adopting him.

$245.00 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

Listed: March 2018

It’s not every day we see babies this young made available for adoption! Luca is blessed to have a file and it is our hope that his family will see him soon so he can get home while he’s still quite young. Precious Luca loves his bottle of milk, napping, and being held by his caregivers. Luca can track objects or toys and loves to lay on his bed and kick his feet. Like most babies, he also enjoys sucking on his fingers.

$1,238.35 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, DOB Jan/2009
Hydrocephalus – undergone surgery.

Listed: March 2018

Julie’s age was estimated.  Please check with the agency for further information.

February 2020 Update: Julie is just as friendly as ever! When people she knows or visitors enter the room, she grins from ear to ear and calls them over to say hi. Julie is a girl who can make everyone laugh! She is spunky, funny, and oh, so sassy. Julie continues to work on her letters, numbers, shapes, and colors in class. She can now count to 10, she can identify 15% of the English alphabet, and identify basic colors.

She is bonded to her primary caregiver and gets along with the other children in her home. She loves to hold babies and play with other children her age. She can sit independently and crawl. She receives physical therapy 5 times a week where she working on tall kneeling and strengthening her back muscles. She can bear weight on her legs during physical therapy with the help of AFOs.

Julie had hip surgery in July 2019. She is working daily with her physical therapist to regain strength in her legs, core, and arms. Through a variety of exercises, she is sitting independently again and has started to crawl. Julie also stands with assistance while wearing AFOs during therapy. Julie is one tough cookie and she is working hard to be even stronger than she was before.

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Julie is funny and sassy. She is a friendly child and always greets visitors with a big smile and waves them over to say hello. She has good use of her hands and is able to complete tasks such as feeding herself and is working on pre-writing skills. Julie attends an on-site school where she works with her teacher on learning her English alphabet and shapes. She can count up to 5 and identifies basic colors. Julie likes to look at books and play with toys, especially baby dolls and blocks. She speaks full sentences in her native language, and speaks 70 plus English words. She understands most of what is being said to her in both English and her native language.

She is bonded to her primary caregiver and gets along with the other children. She loves to hold the babies and play with other children her age. She can sit independently and crawl. She receives physical therapy 3-4 times a week where she working on tall kneeling and strengthening her back muscles. She has recently started bearing weight on her legs during physical therapy with the help of AFOs. Julie is also in the progress of potty training and has been doing really well with this.

*** 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 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2018

Hugo = HAPPINESS! This precious little pumpkin!  By age one, Hugo was rolling over and sitting up with some support, but not yet crawling. If he wanted a toy, he would roll and roll until he got to it. When someone he likes interacts with him, Hugo makes happy “yiyiyaya” sounds. He loves music and waves his hands along to the rhythm. Since May of 2017, he has been living with a foster family on the orphanage grounds. Hugo’s caretakers say he is shy and that he likes playing with toys with sounds, interacting with adults, and outdoor activities with adults and the other children in the activity room. He is very close to his foster mom. Hugo is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates and is from an orphanage we formerly partnered with. He is getting terrific care while he waits for his forever family to come forward and get to him!

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

$1,200.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl: 2014

Listed: 2/2018

Special needs: symptomatic epilepsy-partial seizures with secondary generalization; spastic cerebral palsy; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy of 2nd degree; profound mental delay;

Kaylyn is in severely impaired condition and her development is delayed in all areas. She is completely dependent on adults’ care. Her sleep is calm and rhythmical. She is fed with a spoon by an adult.

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

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

Boy: 2007

Date listed: 2/2018

Diagnosis: mild mental delay; hyperkinetic behavior disorder with attention deficit; the child suffered physical abuse and mistreatment; born to a mother with moderate mental delay

Graham is treated with Convulex – 0,5 ml from 50 mg daily, Xanax ½ and Speridan when necessary

Graham takes an active part in the housework at the home. He goes shopping on his own, sets and then tidies up the table, makes his bed, knows how to work the washer, hang and then collect the clothes and tidies his room. One of the main activities that he takes part in is cooking. He is able to cut different types of vegetables in small pieces and follow the instructions of the recipe.  Grahamprefers games involving physical activity. He looks for interaction with his peers. He likes to ride a bicycle and play hide-and-seek. Graham has been acquainted with the process of adoption. His attitude and opinion towards a possible adoption is positive

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for 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 ***

Girl, born 2007
Seizure disorder, intellectual delay

Tricia has a seizure disorder for which she is on medication. She is now seizure free. She also has intellectual delay. She can speak in short sentences in her native language and uses some words in English. Her speech is somewhat slurred and she has difficulty with social skills, attending to tasks and conversation.

Listed: Feb 2018

February 2020 Update: Tricia is a happy girl with lots of energy. She speaks her native language and English in simple sentences. She has classes every morning that includes learning the alphabet, colors, and simple words and their meanings. She has a difficult time concentrating for long periods of time so she has breaks where she listens to her favorite songs and dances around the house. Tricia loves listening to music, painting, and picking out her prettiest outfits for the day. You can find her most days jumping on the trampoline, spending time with her best friend, and/or drawing on any piece of paper she can find. Tricia thrives on individual attention and craves the love of being called daughter and having her very own family.

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Tricia is a sweet, happy girl who loves dancing, music, and jumping on the trampoline. She loves to be with her caregivers, the other girls in her home, and is very friendly with new people. She is very affectionate. She struggles with writing her alphabet and therefore does not enjoy it very much. She is interested in fashion and looking her cutest in a pretty dress with a flower in her hair. She has lots of energy to run around and jump up for a hug. She has a sweet voice and likes to show you her work. She is very motivated by adult attention and is learning boundaries with adults she doesn’t know well. She desperately asks for a family.

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

Girl: 2007

Listed: 2/2018

Diagnosis: epilepsy –

Giada has grand mal seizures (with small seizures (petit mal) or without them), unspecified; congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance; genetic syndrome – chromosomopathy or monogenic syndrome; facial dysmorphism; psychological and behavioral disorders related to past trauma.  More information is available from the agency for interested parents.

Giada is on medication for her seizures.

Family history: the child’s biological mother has mental delay, epilepsy- grand mal seizures (she had Depakine during pregnancy) and cerebrovascular disease; the child’s biological father had mental delay and abused alcohol.

Giada is sociable and outgoing girl. She interacts and looks for contact with peers and adults. She is able to cooperate with other children from her class. Giada loves to draw and color, as well as to solve puzzles. She prefers to play with her peers or older children. She loves to play with children younger than her so she can take care of them. She cooperates in games.

Giada knows what adoption means and she dreams about being adopted and have a forever family of her own.

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

UPDATE: Oct. 2018:

Giada is physically well developed for her age with mild neuropsychological developmental delay. Her Epilepsy (petit mal seizures) is well managed with medication. She has a well developed fine and gross motor skills. She can read and write. She loves to paint and to play sports. She has a well-developed imagination.

She attends a public school and is doing very well there. Her dream is to become a teacher one day. Giada is not shy. She is able to communicate easily and maintain a dialogue with her classmates and adults. She has good hygiene habits.

*** 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 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Mason, born April of 2008, has an infectious smile! Mason can walk and can go up and down stairs independently. He likes playing on the slide, riding the wood horse on the playground, and chasing and playing with other children. Mason can use a spoon to eat and a cup to drink water. He can put on and take off his own clothes and shoes. Mason is toilet trained and washes his hands after going. He can brush his teeth and wash his face every morning. Mason understands the teacher’s instructions and follows through. He likes to play with toys and read books with other children in the activity room. Mason is described by his caretakers as positive, active, mild-mannered, smiley and kind to others. He can speak, but not clearly. His clearest word is “ayi.” Mason likes to help his caretakers by sweeping the floor, cleaning the table, etc. Mason was born with down syndrome and esotropia.

Mason has good self care skills. He “is sad if you tell him no.” He doesn’t talk much, but does make simple noises and can say some simple words. He attends the special education school. He is a happy child. Mason helps his teacher clean up the classroom. His teacher enjoys him and reports he is a high functioning child.

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-mason
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-mason5
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-mason6

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

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

Girl, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Lyla likes to smile at familiar people. Lyla’s caretakers describe her as shy and well-mannered. She can walk, get out of her bed, find her bed, and get in her bed on her own. She can drink water out of a bottle, grasp biscuits, and use a spoon to eat. She likes to play on her own with rattles and plush toys. Lyla also enjoys playing happily with another child in a crib adjacent to hers. She likes riding the wood horse and will even move the wood horse out to ride it on the playground. Lyla can play on the slide and can do simple morning exercises, along with the teacher. She will watch and listen to anyone talking to her and understands simple instructions, such as ‘put the trash into the trash can.’ She can say “ayi,” “jiejie,” and other simple words. Lyla is not potty trained. Lyla was born with down syndrome and polydactyl of the right thumb. It is clear that she has spent far too much time in a crib, which has led her to be more delayed than most children her age. Lyla needs a family who will get her out, meet her where she’s at, and get her access to the resources she needs to succeed!

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

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

Boy, born 2016
Reece was born with down syndrome and communicating hydrocephalus.

Listed: Feb 2018

Reece is quite the cutie! Those cheeks! Those lips! This little heart-melter can turn over, crawl, hold his feet to play, and reach his hands to grab toys out of reach. Reece can track moving people or rolling toys and responds if his name is called. He can make sounds. Reece is described as positive, active, smart, and happy. He likes playing with toys.

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-reece

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

$414.00 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 2006

Listed: Feb 2018

Molly has cerebral palsy. She can sit independently for short periods of time. She has a feeding tube to supplement her nutrition and help her gain weight, but she continues to eat her meals by mouth. She likes self feeding with hand over hand support. She is potty-trained using a Rifton chair. She tries very hard to communicate using limited sign and speech. She has an eye gaze-controlled computer which allows her to communicate with others. Molly is laid back and content. She loves to be included and likes being silly and goofy. She is very intelligent but has a difficult time showing what she knows given her communication limitations. Knows her English alphabet and can read simple words. Can spell her name. Enjoys playing games (she is competitive) and listening to stories (she can recap the plots of simple stories by selecting images that correspond with the plot). Likes to color. Enjoys being social and playing with other kids, especially make believe (baby dolls are her favorite).

Jan 2019 Update: In March 2018, due to increasing hip pain and subluxation of her hip joints, Molly underwent a major double hip surgery: femoral derotation and osteotomy to correct the alignment of her hips and femurs. She was in a spica cast (immobilizing her hips and knees) for over a month. She then spent much of the year re-gaining the strength and movement that she had lost while immobilized. She is a fighter and persevered through significant discomfort over the past year. She maintained her joyful, sweet spirit throughout! Molly celebrated her 12th birthday in December. She was very excited to receive a new traditional dress for the occasion and to get henna designs drawn on her arms. She loves getting fancy and looked so gorgeous! Molly was also very enthusiastic about her cake as she loves all sweets. Over the past year, Molly developed a new interest in make-up and will request to wear it by reaching up and rubbing her hand on her lips and cheeks. She also was introduced to the movie “Frozen” and it has become a favorite. She will “sing” (vocalize) along to favorite songs such as “Let it Go”. Molly may not stand out as one of the youngest or one of the sickest, but she is so worthy of a family. She would be a beautiful addition to a family and a beloved daughter, sister, and cousin.

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

Girl, born 2009

Penny appears to have a genetic syndrome – possibly Rubinstein-Taybi – but further genetic testing is required to confirm. It was also discovered in January 2016 that she is profoundly deaf. Left eye convergent strabismus, right eye dominant, wears glasses.

Listed: Feb 2018

February 2020 Update: Penny can take steps with assistance and uses a gait trainer to walk around. Penny is a big fan of sensory play! She will sit beside a tub of water and swirl the water round and round. Penny also enjoys finding objects hidden in sensory containers. She slowly drags her hands through the container finding the objects hidden beneath the surface. Penny is a friendly child who loves people so much! When someone walks into the room and approaches her, she gets so excited. Penny will flap her arms and grin from ear to ear, giggling the whole time. Penny loves being held and squeezed tightly. She also enjoys having her face cupped between her or someone else’s hands. Penny finds a lot of amusement in holding people’s hands and guiding them over a light source to create shadows which she intently watches as they bend and flow. Sweet Penny loves deeply and it is very easy to love her right back.

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

Girl, born 2004

Listed: Feb 2018

Ginger has cerebral palsy and intellectual delay. She can walk independently but is a bit wobbly on unstable surfaces. When she has her glasses on she is more stable. She is adorable, friendly, and eager to learn and explore. She is non verbal. She can say a few words that are not very clear, however those who know her know what she is saying. She knows some signs such as water, eat, bathroom. She loves to be a helper to the teachers in her onsite special class. She can identify letters and numbers 1-10 by pointing to the correct answer. She knows her English alphabet in sign language and her colors. She is currently scribbling as she has difficulty holding the pencil. She is working on tasks in school like beading, using a pincer grasp, and developing her gross motor skills such as walking in a straight line.

December 2018 UPDATE: Ginger is doing great! She has learned to colour in large objects rather than scribbling, and this has been a fun new activity for her. She has also been enjoying making Christmas crafts and helping to decorate her home. She needs support with this, but loves to try her hardest and is proud of her work. Right now she is enjoying playing with toys like Legos and puzzles. She is a kind friend. Whenever one of the other girls is sad, she comforts them by sitting beside them, giving a hug, and patting their arms or legs.

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

Girl, born 2014

Eden is completely blind and has profound hearing loss. She received bilateral cochlear implants and is responding to sound and making many new sounds, although not yet saying any words.

Listed: Feb 2018

February 2020 update: Eden’s acrobatic skills have only increased over this past year. She has discovered how to climb out of her bed and into the bed of one of the older girls in her home. This cuddle bug loves any chance to seek out physical touch- whether it is sneaking late night cuddles or laying in the swing in her home with one of her friends. The disc swing in her home remains her favorite place, however she has grown fond of a plastic rocking horse as well.

Eden continues to take daily morning walks with her teacher to continue to practice her cane skills. Eden is now able to climb a flight of stairs while holding onto the railing and receiving promptings from her teacher. Recently, Eden has shown an increase in desire to explore her surroundings. Eden’s teacher has been working with her on spatial recognition and her ability to find new landmarks in her home. Eden is currently working on self-feedings skills. At first she was reluctant to hold her spoon during meal times, but now she is able to hold it with assistance for her entire meal. She is doing incredible! We are optimistic that this is a skill she will master this year! Eden continues to wear her processors daily. Recently Eden has begun attending speech therapy three days a week. She has begun babbling more. We hope that with speech therapy she will be able to begin to associate more meaning with the noises that she hears.

Jan 2019 update: Eden has started moving around the home with purpose more independently.  She is now able to climb up 3 flights of stairs while holding onto the rail for support.  She is also able to come down the stairs, also holding onto the rail for support.  Eden has always been quite the acrobat and has now learned to climb on the sofa in the home and will stand while holding onto the back and jump and giggle.  She has also learned to find a low hanging disc swing in the home and climb on it.  She loves the swing and will vocalize sweet sounds as she enjoys the motion.  Eden continues to work with her guide cane and still needs encouraging and prompting to use the guide cane throughout the day.  She takes daily walks down the street with her teacher. She mostly enjoys the walks, unless she is tired, then she cries to be picked up and comforted.  Eden continues to wear her processors allowing her to hear and she often responds to the sounds of toys falling on the floor, familiar voices, and music.   She does require frequent prompting to complete activities in her classes.  Eden also continues to demonstrate some aversions to a lot of textures. This is addressed in the home through a lot of opportunity for sensory play.  She enjoys having lotion rubbed on her, sensory brush actives and water play.

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Girl, born 2008

Dinah has nystagmus, diplegic cerebral palsy, and speech delay (nonverbal). She can walk independently and can feed herself. She is becoming more independent and is currently working on dressing herself. Is not potty trained but could probably learn in a more stable
family environment.

Listed: Feb 2018

Dinah is giggly, likes to snuggle, sweet, content. Will play with toys, seek out preferred toys, and seek out preferred children to play beside. She has been working on using a simple voice-output communication system to greet the other children and choose between two toy options. She is social and gets very excited when surrounded by lots of people. She likes to do what the other children are doing. She can follow simple commands in English and can identify body parts by touching them when asked.

She shows ability to build strong attachments and follows her preferred caregiver and opens her arms for a hug. She loves to dance and immediately stands up and starts dancing when music comes on.

*** 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 ***