Boy, born 2007
quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy; takes medication to control seizures

Listed: Feb 2018

February 2020 Update: Daylan participates in daily educational and motor skill classes with the use of his wheelchair and a lap-tray. Daylan is eager and determined to learn! He loves working on basic spelling and math, and is so proud of himself when he learns something new! He is currently using a combination of assistive technology and PECS to help him with his non-verbal communication. Even without these, Daylan is still loud and clear in his communication using vocalizations, facial expressions and pointing to make his needs and feelings known. He loves to use switch-adapted toys and toys with large buttons that he is able to use independently. Unfortunately, Daylan’s dystonia has become more severe as he has grown over the past year. His ability to roll and scoot around the floor has decreased significantly, but he is still able to sit comfortably in his wheelchair with the support of a back brace. Daylan is incredibly joyful, sweet, goofy, sassy, and spunky. One of Daylan’s current favorite games is to lay next to one of the other boys in his home and attempt to stick his finger into their noses and ears! This always brings lots of laughter from everyone around him! Daylan truly has so much potential to thrive in a family!

Video available.

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

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD and PDA, which she has since received surgery to correct

Listed: Feb 2018

Tabitha is a cute and quiet little girl!  Tabitha can speak short sentences and interacts well with her caretaker and her teacher. She gets along well with the other children and likes to help put the chairs in their place, collect notebooks, etc. She is independent in her care – able to eat, wash her hands, put on and take off her own clothes and shoes, etc. She is in the pre-school class at the Sunshine school at her orphanage. Tabitha recognizes the numbers 1-10 and can count to 5. She is not a picky eater and is a good sleeper. Tabitha likes playing with balls, scooters, toy cars, singing children’s songs, and reading books.

Tabitha is a high functioning young girl. She has no temper and is quiet and easygoing. She gets along well with other kids and can follow most commands. She is potty trained. She can feed herself, however, she needs some help to put on clothes. She can say words like, “ayi”, “jiejie”. She can learn and likes drawing. She can sing songs. Overall, she is an easygoing, high functioning child with Down Syndrome.

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

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

$1,660.00 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 2004
Visual impairment (one side anophthalmia, other eye has microphthalmia and a coloboma). Minimal vision.  Mild developmental delay. Bright, giggly, vibrant young lady.

Listed: Feb 2018

Victoria would do well in a family without younger siblings. She is quite independent despite her low vision. She attends a rehab center where she gets private tutoring. She can read large print and reads and writes at a beginner level. She can do simple addition and subtraction facts in her head. She has a lot of energy and loves socializing, and simply needs constructive outlets for her energy. She is independent with her self care. She loves to color and dance.

She enjoys being the center of attention and moves around comfortably and independently. She loves playing games outdoors, walking in the park, dancing, art, and running around. She is able to communicate at a beginner level in English, and is fluent in her native language. She brings a lot of joy to her environment, and is often spotted with a smile on her face.

*** 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 2005
Mild cerebral palsy, monoplegia (only left hand affected), developmental and speech delay; seizure history

Listed: Feb 2018

February 2020 Update: Esther is a sweet girl with a joyful and spunky spirit. She speaks her native language fluently and can understand most English. Her sentences in English are simple and she would benefit from the support of a speech therapist. She has many friends and can usually be found in a circle of girls playing with toys or sitting in a reading corner with her favorite book. Esther enjoys English and writing but has difficulty concentrating in math. She has memorized her alphabet and numbers 1-300. She can write four and five letter words neatly. Esther thrives on one on one attention and can focus on her schooling best when given individual attention. Esther’s hobbies include jumping on the trampoline, coloring, painting, dancing, and singing. One of her favorite times of the day is when everyone is settling in for the night and she is able to sit down, either singing or dancing with her friends, or reading her favorite book. This sweet girl longs to have a family of her own.
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Esther speaks her native language fluently and understands some English. Her sentences in both languages are not clear and she needs the support of a speech therapist. She is on medication to control seizures and is seizure free. She tends to have trouble concentrating and attending to conversation. Social skills are delayed but she is well liked by the other girls and plays nicely. She has memorized her alphabet and numbers 1 to 200. She is writing four letter words neatly. She thrives from having adult attention and asks desperately when her family is coming. She is learning appropriate boundaries with strangers and tends to request hugs from any adult.

Esther likes jumping on the trampoline, cuddling with caregivers, coloring, dancing and singing. Esther likes to be active with the other children in her house, but she also is comfortable entertaining herself with books and other quiet activities.

*** 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 2004
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Zane has Down syndrome. He is very high functioning and independent. He can speak his native language fluently and his speech is clear. He understands and speaks some English as well. He is independent with self care and requires no support with tasks such as feeding himself, dressing, and bathing himself. He can write his name and read short words in English. He is a sweet kid, never aggressive, and has good relationships with the other boys and staff. He is communicative and very funny. He is socially motivated and likes to meet new friends.

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

Boy, born February 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Dane enjoys music!

Dane is a gentle, content little boy who loves listening to music. He was born with Down syndrome and is slower than his peer in achieving his developmental milestones. However, he is making good progress and is crawling and loves to explore toys that make noises. Dane is a kid who would greatly benefit from early intervention services and the one-on-one stimulation that only a family can provide.

Are you the one to make Dane feel special?

$116.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Mario loves to cuddle!

Mario is quiet, content little boy who loves to be picked up and hugged. Mario was born with Down syndrome, and hypospadias. He is slower in his development than his peers, but is getting stronger and more engaged every day. He can roll-over, and eagerly grab and manipulate toys. Mario needs a family can provide him with unconditional love and support him with services to help to him reach his potential.

Are you ready for Mario’s hugs?

Mario has a grant of $2,500 with a specific adoption agency.

$150.48 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 2018

Neil is a budding car fanatic!   Neil is a quiet little boy who loves playing with cars. He was born with Down syndrome and his development is delayed. Neil crawls but is not yet able to walk. His love of cars has helped him develop his fine motor skills. Neil will need a family who is devoted to getting him extra services to help him thrive. Will you be the one to play cars with Neil?

*** 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!

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Cory has been busy learning so many new things!

Listed: January 2018

Sweet Cory is a gentle and friendly boy. He loves to play. Some of his favorite things are books, blocks, and balls. Cory was born with Down syndrome and has a repaired heart defect. In the last year Cory has had the great benefit of living with a foster family and attending a special preschool. This has given him the opportunity to learn so much more than he might have in an institutional setting. Recently he even had the chance to do a little cooking – complete with Chef’s hat! Cory has made so much progress in his development this year, we can only image the things he will do in a family of his own! Will you be the one to share new experiences with Cory?

Cory’s current adoption agency has a $1500 grant available for his adoption.

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

$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 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: January 2018

Kolton is a natural performer!

Mischievous Kolton loves performing for his nannies, his friends, and any visitors who stop by. This outgoing boy has a good sense of humor and loves to make people laugh. He’s a quick imitator and often encourages the nannies to sit down so he can be the “Teacher”. Kolton was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect. His physical development is good and he can run quite fast! Kolton’s speech is not clear and he only has a few words. He relies mainly on a form of sign language to communicate. Kolton need a family who is ready to access a range of services to help this young actor reach his potential.

Are you ready for some play acting with Kolton?

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

Boy, born 2013
quadriplegic cerebral palsy

Listed: January 2018

February 2020 Update: Connor’s dark brown eyes and sweet smile are captivating. He has a kind, funny, gentle soul. He is cautious of new people in his home, but friendly. Connor has displayed the ability to cultivate deep connections with a trusting caregiver. He continues to love to be held and cuddled. Connor has become more interested in playing with his friends rather than self-play. He always wants to be included in activities. The cheeky little boy that he is, he loves to wiggle around or kick his legs when receiving feedings through his peg tube. He laughs and laughs as his caregiver attempts to get him to sit still long enough for his nurse to administer his feeding. Connor loves dancing to music, any chance to be outside, one-on-one time, watching movies and making crafts with his teacher. Connor enjoys watching his surroundings. When something is happening that he does not like or if he wants to be included in an activity he makes sure to let you know. Connor is incredibly smart. While he is nonverbal, he is very communicative and expressive. He makes his needs known clearly and is never afraid to express exactly what he wants from you.

Connor uses switch toys and certain iPad apps in classes. He loves doing activities that allow him to make independent choices. Connor has learned how to identify and point to different body parts when asked. In therapy, Connor is working on sitting independently. Currently, he is able to do so for ten, consecutive seconds. During free play, he likes to roll around next to his friends and often rolls into them, laughing. Connor would make such a wonderful son. His heart longs for family and deep connection with others.

$2,022.90 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 2005
Down Syndrome, myxomatous mitral valve, mild TR, tends to be very healthy, good tone, needs speech therapy.

Listed: January 2018

February 2020 Update: Naomi has mastered the entire alphabet and now helps teach her peers! She can now speak, read, and write numbers 1 to 50! She can identify most colours, birds, animals and vegetables. Naomi continues to improve her native and English language skills. In English, she has learned to read and write words starting with letters A to G, and months of the year. She is currently working on learning to write numbers 50 to 200, words starting with letters H to Z, and improving pronunciation and expanding vocabulary.

Naomi is very creative, and with her friends has made a number of wall hangings, paintings, and other decorations for the house. She has also started doing needlepoint and really seems to enjoy it!
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Naomi can identify colors and body parts. She can speak but her articulation is poor and speech is not very clear. She strings together 3-4 words in both English and her native language. Psychological evaluation in September 2015 reported a mild intellectual delay. She can write letters, numbers, and shapes. She comprehends reasonably well and follows simple instructions. She is independent for self care. Quiet, friendly, comical, obedient, sweet-tempered, hard-working. Naomi has a unique fashion sense and likes to choose her own outfits.

Naomi attends on-site school. She is very quiet but is most talkative during games of her choosing. She is not clumsy and does well and is independent with sports/games night with activities including basketball, hula hoop, 3 legged race.

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

November 2016

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Blind, Anemia, declining health

Listed: January 2018

VERY

2014

URGENT! * 10 years old * blind * beautiful * her health is declining for unknown reasons *

“Meet Kassidy! She is such a beautiful little love. Her health has declined since her last official medical report and she really needs a family. Our team’s PT feels there is a possibility she could improve so much with the love of a family and access to good medical care.”

Report from April 2011 – A pretty great report for a 19 month old:
Kassidy is extroverted, active and restless, sometimes she is stubborn. She loves being cuddled by caregivers the most. Since she is smart and lovely, everyone loves her and hopes she could find a family of her own to enjoy a happy and lovely family life facilitating her healthy development. She is smart and is able to crawl, take steps while holding onto handrails, take steps with one hand held, imitate words, and speak 3-5 words. She uses thumbs and index fingers deftly and is able to pick up a pill with her thumbs and index fingers. She is a very cute baby with fair complexion. She is not a picky eater and eats every good we give her, therefore, she has a chubby face. She has a lovely mouth and she often sucks her fingers as if sucking a soother, which is very cute.

Report from November 2016 – From an advocate who met Kassidy: “Kassidy did not interact with environment or caregiver to determine personality. Maintained fetal position sleeping. Did move her face and arms in response to cold washcloth on face. We observed no noises. She has low muscle tone, hyporeflexia. No contractures noted. Can’t stand or walk. Appears to be failure to thrive. She overall demonstrates severe delays in all domains. She appears to have declined in general health per report of previous function.”

*** 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, CHD (ASD)

Listed: January 2018

Joaquin is a cutie pie who was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- an ASD that appears to have closed on its own. Joaquin is said to always have a smile on his face ad laughs out loud when teased. Joaquin loves when his caregivers lovingly touch him or hold him. He carefully concentrates on his caretaker’s face and expressions when she works with him on exercises. At 9 months of age, he was making sounds to respond to his caretakers and could roll over and crawl across a room. Joaquin was good at grabbing for toys and holding onto them. He also was able to recognize his name and could track sound. He reads his caregiver’s facial expressions well and responds appropriately. Joaquin has stranger anxiety that is typical for a child his age and is close with his special caregiver. He loves to hold her hand and smiles at her when she smiles at him or when she compliments him. When the weather is nice, Joaquin enjoys outdoor time. He has a good appetite and is a good sleeper too. Joaquin is quiet and obedient and likes to play with his favorite toys or play games with other children, led by his caretakers. We hope this handsome little fella finds a family who can get him home while he is still so young!

Video:  https://vimeo.com/254420871

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

$1,794.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2018

Precious little Maisie is described by her caretakers as calm, outgoing, cute, easy-going, and lovely. When Maisie sees familiar people, she is happy and laughs. She likes her caregivers to hold her up and tease her. She is an active little girl who likes to hold and play with brightly colored toys. Maisie was rolling over and sitting with support at 7 months of age. She also responded to her name being called. Maisie has been living with a foster family inside the orphanage since July of 2017 and she is very close to her foster mother and enjoys playing with her foster siblings. She receives early intervention, PT, and education daily. She is making sounds, is a good eater and sleeper, and is starting to stand with support. Her orphanage sent an update in January 2018 – be sure to watch her new VIDEO!   Contact the agency to read her full written update. We hope her family will see her soon and bring her home while she is still so young!

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

$236.14 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Epilepsy, delays

Listed: January 2018

Addison is a petite and precious three-year-old girl who loves to be cuddled. When Addison was younger, she could walk independently and she had good fine motor skills. She could take small things out a bottle, turn the pages of a book, and take off her own socks. Addison loved to wave hello and goodbye, clap her hands, and blow kisses. Her nanny adored her and often took her to play on the playground. Addison could speak simple words, such as mom and sister and she could understand the adult’s instruction. She was described as cooperative, active, full of expression, and adored. Addison was sometimes mischievous and would occasionally lose her temper, as any 2-3 year-old would. She enjoyed the rocking horse and playing with balls.

In April of 2016 she started having seizures and was sent to the hospital for treatment. She does have a CT scan in her file which was normal, but once Addison came back she was like a different child. She had stiff limbs and couldn’t walk or sit. She was able to make small guttural sounds and could visually track moving people. The orphanage decided to have her start rehabilitation training. Addison started receiving acupuncture and massage therapy and her muscular tension improved. She can now hold her head up when lying on her stomach and responds to toys that make sound. She knows her name and will look when called. She still makes good eye contact, but has less facial expressions than she used to. She now imitates making sounds and recognizes people. She is still attached to her favorite nanny and enjoys when the nanny spends time with her. She will cry when the nanny leaves. Her nanny spoon feeds her porridge and she often bites the soon tightly and sometimes has trouble swallowing.  The agency has received a recent update. This sweet little girl has been through so much without a family by here side. It is our hope that the perfect family for her comes forward and meets her where she’s at and helps her reach her fullest potential!

$2,012.42 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, CHD (PFO)

Listed: January 2018

Codee has Down syndrome and congenital heart disease (PFO). Codee can crawl, stand alone for a short amount of time, walk with support and climb up onto the sofa. He is fond of imitating and will dance when he hears music. He lives with a foster family, and loves being with his foster sister. He can follow instructions. This cute little guy is close to his foster mom and likes playing outside.

$1,045.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: January 2018

Amira has Down syndrome and congenital heart disease (endocardial cushion defect). She is scheduled to have surgery to repair her heart condition soon. Amira can walk unsupported, go up and down the stairs, and eat with a spoon by herself. She can point to her body parts if asked. Amira likes to play with the other children and is fond of spicy food.

*** 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 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CP, Post-op CHD

Listed: January 2018

Flora has Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, post-op congenital heart disease (VSD, PDA and PFO), and developmental delays. Flora can sit with support and grasp nearby toys. She can hold her head up when she is lying on her stomach. Her favorite toys are blocks.

$690.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2018

Hector has Down syndrome. He can walk, jump and go up and down the stairs. He can say “baba” and “mama”, and he likes to imitate. He can put on his shoes and socks and wash his hands without help. Hector likes playing with the other children and especially enjoys playing outside.

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

$1,173.50 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 2015
PRC
Down syndrome/CHD (post surgery)

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Poppie! This little one is so sweet! These photos were taken when she was about to turn 1 year old. Poppie came into care as a baby, and was found to have Down syndrome as well as some heart issues; VSD/ASD/PDA/PH, of which the VSD and PDA have been surgically corrected. Poppie has the developmental delays typically seen in kids with Down syndrome. She is engaging, observant…and, of course, incredibly cute! Poppie loves her nanny, and also loves to play.

Update from 2018:  She is described as happy and cuddly. Her file shows she can stand and walk by holding onto a support. Her update in 2018 states she can say short words, such as “mama”. Her favorite activities are cuddling her caretakers and playing with colorful bells.

$111.00 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, CHD (ASD)

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Katelyn! She was born with Down syndrome, and a heart condition (ASD) for which she has not received surgery. The test results are in her file. Katelyn is very attentive, and loves to play in the water (swimming lessons!). Katelyn is a charming little one and really loves her caretakers. Her orphanage staff are all hopeful she can soon find a family. Katelyn is such a sweetie!

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward the agency fees for a qualified family adopting Katelyn.

$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 2015
PRC
Down syndrome / CHD (post surgery)

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Annie! This sweet little one has Down syndrome, and has received surgery for her heart issues (ASD/VSD). Shortly after her surgery, Annie developed pneumonia, and was in the hospital for a bit. Between her surgery and pneumonia, her overall development is a bit more delayed than we expect to see with Down syndrome. However, her nannies are working with her, and she is making progress! Annie is lovable, and enjoys being help by her nanny. She has a cute giggle, which they often hear when she sees her nanny! Annie is waiting for a family.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward her agency fees for a qualified family!

$504.00 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:  Jan 2018

Ethan is an active and energetic child who has a ready smile. He is fond of playing with toys and enjoys cuddles. He likes when his caregivers amuse him and play with him.

$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:  Jan 2018

Meet Lydia! This sweet little one has been in care since she was a baby. She will turn 6 years old in March. Lydia has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. While Lydia has had the expected delays, her motor skills are very good. It seems she can really pitch a ball well! Her speech, although initially delayed, is coming along nicely. Lydia loves to play with her friends, and really looks forward to giving the nannies a hug! She is well loved by the staff. Lydia needs a family, and the opportunity for a good education so she can reach her full potential.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward agency fees for a qualified family. Lydia is waiting for you!

*** 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 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome / delayed growth & development

Listed:  Jan 2018

Zoe is an active, happy child who likes to tease and play games with her caretakers. Her file notes that since the time of her intake, she has continued to progress developmentally, has good motor skills and can point to parts of her body when instructed. Her file describes her as becoming more and more beautiful and adorable each month that goes by. She likes to tease her nannies and if they ask her to stand for a photo, she will sit right before they press the shutter and smile and giggle and do this repeatedly to tease with them. She loves to give hugs to everyone she meets and is not afraid of strangers and has learned to wave goodbye when a guest leaves. She lights up when the nannies praise her and she enjoys playing with toys and her peers, but can also play independently as well. She enjoys toys with colorful and various shapes and gets along with her peers. She is able to respond to her nannies instructions and knows when her name is being called. She understands her teacher’s motions and words and often imitates them. At 24 months, she could crawl to look for toys to play and could independently stand up and stand for a while. She is also able to walk by holding onto the rail or by holding on to a nanny’s hand. She now has a steadier gait and can toddle by herself and is walking more steadily than in the months prior. She will reach out her hands to the nannies as if to ask them to help guide her to walk. She will imitate words and uses some words to express her needs.

Zoe was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and has delayed growth and development. She is in rehabilitation/therapy and cooperates well with her rehabilitation training and with therapists. Her file is extremely detailed with a lot of wonderful developmental information and benchmarks and any family interested in reviewing her file can be connected with individuals who have visited her orphanage. This little one has so much potential if given the right family to grow and thrive in.

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

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

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, nystagmus, development delays

Listed:  Jan 2018

Lissa is a precious little one still waiting for her family to find her! Adored by her caretakers, she is described as a curious and happy little girl, who loves to eat! When she first arrived at her orphanage, she was small and weak. Intrigued by her surroundings she would observe the nannies and other children playing, smiling when teased or tickled. Over time, she has learned to trust the nannies and has become more and more adventurous, seeking out attention and interaction with her nannies and playing with the other children. She still loves to be tickled, held, and kissed, loves colorful toys that make sounds and likes to listen and dance to music.

 

Lissa will make eye contact and is said to be very cheerful! She is attentive when learning something new and will actively try to learn new things. Diagnosed with Down Syndrome and nystagmus of both eyes, compared to her peers her growth and development have been delayed; however, with rehabilitation training she is able to crawl, sit independently, grasp objects, and is making good progress as she continues to grow and develop. The origin of Lissa’s name, given to her by her caretakers, means ‘hope she will obtain love and be cherished.’ This little one, so clearly adored, is waiting for a family to find her who will love and cherish her delightful and adventurous little spirit! Her file is extremely detailed with a lot of wonderful developmental information and benchmarks, and we are also able to connect interested families with individuals who have visited her orphanage and were able to meet her during their visit in November 2016!

$1,001.09 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:  Jan 2018

Sweet and lovely! Otto has a shirt on in his new photos that say those very words and they seem to be completely accurate! That adorable round head, those precious chubby cheeks, and those beautiful eyes- who can resist this cutie pie? Otto’s caregivers say that he likes to make faces, like sticking out his tongue and making pouty faces at them. Otto loves music and will respond differently when listening to it; sometimes he will be very calm and sometimes he will wave his hands and feet and make happy faces. Otto was pretty well on target developmentally his first year of life- able to raise his head when lying on his stomach, roll over, make cute sounds, visually follow a moving object, and turn in the direction of sounds. His favorite toys are colorful ones that make sound and he is able to reach out and grasp a nearby toy. His caregivers report that he has a good appetite. Otto was born with down syndrome and his placing agency has received new pictures and a nice long video. We can’t wait to see what lucky family will be blessed to call Otto their son!

NEW VIDEO

There is a $5,000 grant for Otto’s adoption with his current agency.

$209.00 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: 2010

Listed: Jan, 2018

Diagnosis: Microcephalous; Moderate mental delays; Speech delay; Behavioral Issues

Malory is a beautiful, giggly 7.5-year-old girl who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe. With a contagious smile and laughter, Malory runs, climbs and could be described as an active child.  She enjoys the extra attention she receives from her foster parents. She is physically healthy, and she eats well. Her weight and height are catching up with the standards for her age.

Malory has some developmental delays that her caregivers attribute to early neglect and lack of stimulation. She has difficulty pronouncing some words, and her learning is below the norm for her age.  Malory understands everything her elders say. She cannot talk yet, but she can pronounce separate words and sounds. She knows her name and the people’s names living around her. She plays with the other kids from the group, and she prefers more dynamic games.

Malory gets one-on-one instruction in each subject, participating in different programs – therapeutic, musical and rehabilitation.  She is much calmer then she was before, and she respects the authority of the foster family.

Additional videos are available from her 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

Boy: 2012

Listed: Jan, 2018

Diagnosis: Atypical Autism; Chronic suppurative otitis media; Chronic rhinitis; Reduction of hearing;
Delays in psychomotor skills development.

Archer is  living in an Eastern European baby home. Short, smiling and calm, Archer’s main diagnosis is atypical childhood autism.  He does not speak, but he pronounces sounds and syllables, and he performs stereotypical movements. Archer loves to be alone, and her prefers angles, areas near the window, mirror or door.

Physically well-developed, Archer’s height and weight are normal for his age. He walks by himself, improving his balance. He also climbs, going up and down stairs held by a hand. He can easily open doors.

Archer eats with a spoon, drinks from a cup and goes to sleep by himself. He is not potty trained.  Archer makes short-term contacts with the children he knows by touching them with a hand or pulling their clothes gently.   He prefers to play with music toys that have buttons, which he pushes to release the music by himself.

*** 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 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Beautiful Leia! This sweet little lady has grown and developed well over the years.

Listed:  Dec 2017

Leia is a friendly girl, eagerly greeting those she knows. She does have some wariness among strangers, though. She has good self-care skills, including feeding herself and washing her hands. She helps with simple chores, and also speaks in sentences. Her favorite thing to do is draw. Staff reports that she has a great capacity to learn. At her facility, Leia receives therapy for language and motor skills twice daily.

UPDATE: April 2016
Leia is a pretty girl who was very eager to come play when our staff visited in April 2016; she hovered nearby while they talked with other children trying to patiently wait her turn! She is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and they learned from staff that she had surgery for a heart murmur in 2014. They observed nystagmus but the caregivers report it doesn’t seem to affect her vision in daily life. She also has some facial paralysis on her left side, but this was already the case when she came to the orphanage so they don’t know the cause. She was very focused when playing with the toys, and quickly figured out the stacking cups. She did fairly well on the shape sorter, though sometimes she had to try a few times to find the right match. She needed to be looking directly at the lid with the shape holes (straight on) in order to use it. She receives lessons at the orphanage, and is able to point to some colors when asked, but can’t yet count. She tries to put words together in sentences, though her speech isn’t clear. She gets along well with other kids, and loves to hold the babies!

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

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Dec 2017

Jimmy came into care when he was less than two weeks old. He has Down syndrome, but no other medical concerns are noted in his file. In June 2017 Jimmy could sit with support, roll himself over, and crawl on his tummy to reach a toy. He likes to play with people and he likes hugs. He cries and laughs easily. Jimmy is an active little guy who especially enjoys toys that make sounds or glow.

$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!

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Dec 2017

Addie is a darling little girl with Down syndrome. She has been living at the orphanage since she was less than one month old. Addie can walk alone, go up and down stairs by herself and run fast! She is a bright little girl who is curious about her surroundings. She attends school and she likes to imitate adults. She can draw with a pen, eat with a spoon, wash her hands by herself, and help set up the table and meal times. She likes to give her doll a bath, imitating her caregivers. Her language is delayed and she communicates what she wants with gestures. This affectionate little girl likes to be held and smiles happily when her caregiver carries her. Her caregivers and teachers think she is adorable!

Update!  New videos & photos from May 2019!

The agency which currently has Addie’s file is also offering a $1500 grant for her adoption.

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

$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!

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Listed:  Dec 2017

Update from 2019: Beatrice has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease.  Beatrice is learning speech and has made progress. She can say simple phrases and names, such as “hello, teacher” and the names of her friends. Beatrice can express her needs in simple words and she can understand instructions. Her file states that she can walk, go up and down stairs, and climb over fences without assistance. Beatrice’s files states that she is helpful and will assist her teacher in organizing, putting chairs back to their proper place, help other children put on shoes, and sweep with a broom. Her file shows she’s very attentive towards others and will help children get up if they fall while playing.

*** 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***

$1,151.94 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!

Isaac JeremyUpdate: 2017

Diagnosis:  Craniosynostosis with microcephalus; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Suspected atrophy of the visual nerve on both eyes; Delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development.

Isaac is a sweet little boy living in an Eastern Europe orphanage. He suffers from craniostenosis, cerebral palsy, spastic quadric paresis, atrophy of both eyes, and delay in the physical and neuropsychic development. He cannot sit without support or turn between his stomach and back. There is little support in the legs. Isaac doesn’t have an attention span and doesn’t focus on his surroundings. He reacts to touch but doesn’t when verbally addressed. He doesn’t understand speech but sometimes makes sounds. Isaac is mostly calm and smiles. He doesn’t interact with the children and adults around him.

Isaac There is little reaction with toys and no playing when in his possession. Peter is completely dependent on the help of the staff .

Listed: June 2015

Condition after a brain hemorrhage. Cyst in the left cerebral hemisphere. Microcephaly. Spastic quadriparesis. Cryptorchidism. Anemic syndrome. Behind in his neuro-psychical development. When put on his belly or held, he keeps his head up. He slightly turns to one side but doesn’t turn independently from back to stomach and vice versa. He doesn’t try to sit up and doesn’t get up to a standing position. He doesn’t have good support in his legs. He starts after loud sound but doesn’t turn his head to the direction of the sound. He listens to the speech of adults. He doesn’t look at an adult leaning over him. He doesn’t follow with a look moving objects or people. He reacts to touch. He is calm and doesn’t cry without reason. He reacts positively to interactions and laughs loud. Photos and videos from June 2015 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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed Dec 2017

Petey is a precious little boy who will be three years old at the end of this year. He can sit, walk back and forth against the bed rails, and drink water from a bottle. He likes to play with rattles and stuffed animals. Petey smiles at familiar people and makes good eye contact with people speaking to him. He laughs when teased by his caretakers and responds when others ask for things. Petey understand instructions such as sit up, stand up, and lie down when it’s time to have his diaper changed. He follows directions and plays happily with kids next to him. He has good imitating abilities and likes to babble and shake his body to the music. Petey was born with down syndrome and beta thalassemia minor (carrier, but not transfusion dependent).

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Petey’s adoption with his current agency.

$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 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Shelbie is a 3.5-year-old sweetie who can sit, stand against the bed rails, and drink water from a bottle. She can make eye contact with people when called and can feed herself biscuits. She is cooperative for diaper changes and likes to play with rattles and stuffed toys. Shelbie laughs happily when someone plays with her and is described by her caretaker as cute and chubby. Shelbie was born with down syndrome and she has delays that are typical to her condition, but also typical delays of a child who is living in an orphanage. Shelbie really needs a family to love on her and provide her with the resources she’ll need to thrive!

*** 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***

$1,182.70 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: 2012

Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Caryn is a cute  little girl who is living in a baby home in Eastern Europe.

Listed: December 2017

Most of the time, Caryn is calm, especially when she is in the playroom. When somebody pays attention to her, she laughs loudly. Caryn totally depends on the care of others. She sleeps peacefully and stays calm when getting dressed and bathing. She has cerebral palsy and needs specific care, though she has no severe deficit in terms of physical activity.

From a teacher who works with her: This little blind girl is progressing so well, but she is so scared. Can you imagine to be in a world where at any given moment you could get pinched, pushed over, knocked down, hair pulled, eyes poked. I don’t blame her, especially when there are so many other special needs children around her and so few staff and no family love and care. But inspite of all of this she is a fighter and a giggler.

*** 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 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: December 2017

Meet Hollie! Hollie will be 4 years old in January. She came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old. She has Down syndrome, and according to her medical she has dextrocardia (a rare heart condition in which your heart points to the right side of your chest, instead of the left side). However, there are no medical reports, test results, etc., in her file to support this. We will ask for more information. Hollie has the motor delays typical in kids with Down syndrome. She also has strabismus (crossed eyes) so often seen with Down syndrome. Hollie loves to play, loves to listen to music, and is a generally happy little one. Hollie needs a family, and the therapies that will help her reach her full potential.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward her agency fees for a qualified family. Hollie is waiting for you!

*** 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 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Tabitha loves to dance along to music! She can walk, run, feed herself, use words for her needs, and take her shoes on and off. Tabitha has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Her file notes that she is receiving balance training and massage therapy at the orphanage. Her caretakers are very fond of her and hope that she will be in a forever family soon. They describe her as cheerful, playful, and adorable! The agency has additional photos and videos available.

Tabitha’s current agency has an extremely generous grant of $10,000, to offset the expenses for Tabitha’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***

$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 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Jojo is a cute little guy!  He can sit, but is quite delayed developmentally. He likes to suck his fingers and play with toy rattles and stuffed animals. He drinks water from a bottle. Jojo will look at someone speaking to him and will grasp their hand and play. He laughs happily when you hold his hands and play with him. Jojo sometimes babbles. He sits well when being fed and cooperates when having his diaper changed. He really needs a family that can meet him where he’s at and help him grow and develop with the love, good nutrition, therapies, and resources a forever family can provide.

$5000 is available as a grant from Jojo’s 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***

$604.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: December 2017

Sweet little Terrence was born with down syndrome and has mild tricuspid regurgitation, but an otherwise normal heart. Terrence is an active boy who is curious about new things, observing them carefully and trying to touch anything he can to see what he can learn about it. He can walk independently and will say hello to familiar people. Terrence can also say aunt and elder sister, but not clearly. When he’s super excited, he’ll scream. He loves being teased by his caretakers and waves to say goodbye to people. When he’s playing happily, he’ll show everyone his big smile. Terrence is able to drink water from a bottle and feed himself biscuits. He understands simple instructions from caregivers, such as throw the trash away or sit well and eat your food. If he sees any child not behaving well, he will be sure to get the nanny’s attention! Terrence enjoys playing with toys such as rattles and blocks.

Terrence has a $5000 grant available 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!

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Zander is a cutie; he has been going to school inside the orphanage. He has been working hard in physical therapy and has improved his balance significantly. He is able to run and jump now. Zander can hold a pen to draw on the writing board and he can do some fine motor activities, such as beading, holding small objects, etc. Zander can eat food without help and he can put on and take off his shoes independently. He is cooperative with dressing, as he does need some help. Zander’s language and cognition are significantly delayed. He is much more like a 3-4 year old in that aspect. Zander is described by his caretakers as cute and they say he gets along well with the other children in his class. Zander likes to go to class, participate in activities, and play games with other children. Zander needs a loving and supportive family who can give him more direction, encouragement, and services he needs to continue to progress.

$5000 grant available from his current agency! The agency has videos available, too.

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

Girl: 2008
Diagnosis: Developmental Delay, Speech Delay

Allison is a beautiful, giggly  girl who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe.

Listed: December 2017

Allison is an active child. She runs, jumps, catches a ball with two hands or kicks it with a leg, and climbs and descends stairs with the support of a railing. Allison likes to connect with others, is interested in other children, and includes them in her games. She enjoys playing with dolls and likes to show others all her toys.

Allison enjoys the extra attention she receives from her foster parents.

Allison is physically healthy. She is eating well, and her weight and height are catching up with the standards for her age. She has some developmental delays that her caregivers attribute to early neglect and lack of stimulation. Allison has difficulty pronouncing some words, and her learning is below the norm for her age. She was in first grade last school year, and the foster family said she loves to go to school.

*** 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 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Howie is a darling baby boy! He has the motor delays common with Down syndrome, but is developing well. Howie was born with polydactyly of the thumbs on both hands, which has been surgically corrected. Howie is sweet, cuddly and likes to babble. He is described as gentle and smiley. Some lucky family is going to call him their son – is that your family?

Video:  https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-howieupdate3

Howie’s current agency is offering a $1500 grant for his adoption!

$2,966.90 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 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

It is impossible not to smile when looking at pictures of Jenna! She has got character too! In a very recent update, Jenna’s caretakers described her as happy, outgoing, and active. Jenna was brought into care when she was almost 4 months old.

The staff gave Jenna a name representing their good wishes that she would be beautiful, optimistic, happy, and healthy. Jenna was assessed and no medical conditions were found. Jenna does have down syndrome. It is shared that Jenna is a healthy child, who rarely gets sick. At 12 months of age, she was raising her head, turning over, grasping at toys, and sitting upright with support. She enjoys watching television, and is a gregarious child. Jenna’s updated pictures and videos show that she is a very flexible little lady. Jenna would absolutely thrive with the individualized care and attention of a family!

 

$525.00 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; CHD (ASD)

Listed: November 2017

Stella Mae is an absolutely darling girl who just recently turned 3 years old. She has the cutest little personality that you can see in her must-watch videos. Stella lives with a foster family and likes to follow her foster grandmother around wherever she goes! Stella is an active and extroverted little girl, who loves to listen to music, play with colorful toys, and play interactive games. She is also a good eater, and sleeps well through the night. Stella is a sweet and smiley girl who was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD, for which she has already had surgery to correct. She is ready to come home and be the light of her family’s life!

$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!

Brendan 535

Boy: 2013

Diagnosis: background retinopathy; retinopathy of prematurity; a condition after 2-degree intracranial hemorrhage (he is blind); Specific developmental disorder of motor function; hypotrophy; delayed neuropsychological development.  Prematurely born second degree, with low birth weight. Microcephalus; Delay in the neuro-psychical development.

Listed: June 3, 2015

The child is calm and rarely cries when he’s upset or protests. Single demonstrations of stereotypical shaking of the head right-left have been observed. He reacts with cheer and liveliness to the presence of familiar adults and accepts their presence and contact; he smiles to tender speech and laughs loud to teases. He likes close physical contact. He is distanced with strangers and is distrustful with them not showing activity in play interactions. His attention is difficult to attract and keep. He has support in his legs. His motor development is at the level turning from back to stomach and vice versa and moving by crawling. He is steady in the walker and makes attempts to move around in it. His grip is palmar and he manipulates for long time with toys put in proximity, with alternation of the hands. He picks up a toy put in proximity, makes attempts to evoke sounds from it or puts it in his mouth. Currently, he plays with toys manipulating with them for a long time. He rarely pronounces syllables or other combinations of sounds.

He readily enters into play interactions with adults. He spontaneously pronounces syllables and other combinations of sounds. He eats well, with appetite. While bathed, he’s calm. His sleep is calm and long. He sucks his thumb while sleeping.  He eats blended 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. 

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

Girl, born August 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (repaired)

Hope is ready to give hugs!

Listed: November 2017

Adorable Hope is a delightful little girl. She has a sweet, and gentle disposition. Hope eagerly engages with familiar people and is often smiling or letting out a big belly laugh in delight. But she’s no push over! If she sees a toy she interested in she’ll quickly go after it. Hope was born with Down syndrome and is delayed in all areas of development. She has a heart defect that was successfully repaired. Hope often has a smile on her face when she is listening to music. Her caregivers cherish this little girl who affectionately gives them hugs and kisses.

We can only imagine the joy Hope will bring to the right family!

$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!

Boy: 2011

Listed: November 2017

Rocky is a calm, pleasant  boy who lives in a group home in Eastern Europe. He is attached to his caregivers and responds well to them.

Although Rocky was born premature and with low birth weight; cerebral palsy; and speech, motor and cognitive delays, he is making good progress in his physical therapy and other supports. He can walk with minimal support, and his fine motor skills are also improving

*** 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: 2012

Norton is a boy who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe. He loves to play with other children and particularly likes to play with musical toys and cars. He also likes to paint using watercolor paints. He manages to play games for a long time, and he likes to help around the household.

Listed: November 2017

Norton is in good health and is stronger than typical of his age. He can independently move larger items, including furniture. He loves to run and jump, and he knows how to roll over forward and squeeze in narrower spaces. Like many 5-year-old boys, Norton brushes his teeth twice a day. He can tell others when he needs to go to the restroom, and he eats with great appetite. He naps for two hours in the afternoon and sleeps peacefully at night.

His short-term and long-term memories function at a good level, and Noah can easily remember things related to the lifestyle, as well as past events related to pleasant or unpleasant memories.

Although he has been diagnosed with hyperactive disorder, mild mental disability and a speech delay, Norton has shown progress in his development. He understands everything that is required of him, executing commands correctly. He is persistent in his demands, but he understands when he has violated rules, and he does not oppose correction.

Norton chatters a lot, but he is incomprehensible. He repeats syllables he hears, and he uses gestures to help him communicate with others and make them clearly understand what he wants or wants to do. Norton is working with therapists to improve his speech abilities.

*** 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: 2004

Magee is a  boy who is living in a Child Center in Eastern Europe. Magee witnessed other adopted children from the child’s center moving abroad with their new families. To be adopted and have his own family and home is his greatest dream.

Listed: November 2017

Magee is physically well developed for his age, but he has some developmental delays attributed to his time living in an orphanage. Magee has a good appetite and can eat by himself. He has established good personal hygiene habits and sleeps peacefully.

Magee demonstrates affection for loved ones. He interacts well with peers and adults and has established friendly relationships with the children from school. Magee likes to go to school and works independently and willingly.

*** 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 2006
Apert syndrome, craniosyntosis (frontal skull reconstruction done, midface advance needed, would be best done in the US), syndactyly of feet and hands (fingers surgically separated–has 4 digits on each hand).

Listed: November 2017

March 2020 Update: Rebekah is continuing to improve her literacy in both her native language and English. She is working on reading and writing sentences and expanding vocabulary. She is able to do small simple addition with single digits, and is working on moving on to double digit addition. In pre-vocational classes, she is learning to make paper chains and improving her needle and threading skills.

Rebekah feeds herself independently and calls people by name. She can identify objects and colors. She is independent in indicating her needs and independent in her self care. She is attending on site school where she can write numbers 1 to 200. She loves counting things. She knows and writes all of her upper and lower case letters. She is reading and writing 3 letter words. She can spell her name.She doesn’t want to miss out on what is happening, she is eager to be a part of the fun. She enjoys sitting with adults and telling stories. She loves to color, draw and write. She is proud to be a helper and to be independent. She is working on pre-vocational skills of washing dishes and sweeping and fine motor skills like beading, threading, and cutting with scissors. She is well liked by all the staff and is helpful in the home. She has several very close friends with whom she gets all very well.

*** 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
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect-ASD

Listed: November 2017

File update available from early 2020!  She is well-behaved for her foster family, and considered “high-functioning.”   MANY VIDEOS AVAILABLE!

Luna is an absolutely precious girl, born in January of 2014, with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect-ASD. Luna went into a foster family on Oct. 31, 2014. She is said to have a good appetite and is close to her foster grandma. Luna is an active little girl who likes crowded places, listening to music, toys that make sound, and outdoor activities. Do not miss her written update and all of her videos! She’s a waiting gem!

 

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Luna’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***

$2,445.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: November 2017

Decklan is an adorable  boy, born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect: VSD. His file is quite outdated, but at the time it was prepared, Decklan could stand with support and walk with one hand being held. His fine motor skills were on target. Decklan was very good at finding sound sources, tracking things with his eyes, and distinguishing strangers from acquaintances. He was doing well at imitating sounds and following simple directions. Decklan could point to all of his body parts and has the most precious laugh when playing. He is described by his caretakers as quiet. smiley, and adorable and is said to like to listen to music and play with toys. He gets along well with other children too.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Decklan’s adoption. An additional special $1,000 grant is being offered between Nov. 1st and December 31st, 2017 for families that sign on and contract during that time period!

Video.

*** 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***

$450.00 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: 2013

Listed: 7/5/2017

Diagnosis: premature, seizures

Andy is very persistent! He tries to reach for a toy that interests him. He was diagnosed with spastic quadriparesis, Hypotrophy II degree, Epilepsy, Luxation of the left hip, and physical and cognitive developmental delays. He is receiving good care and is monitored by a neurologist. Andy really needs someone who can show him what unconditional love looks like and care for him. We hope you can be the one to give him a loving home he deserves!

*** 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: 2013

Special needs: prematurity (born in 36 g.w.), intrauterine hypotrophy; born with necrotizing enterocolitis and peritonitis- surgically treated with installation of ileostoma; mild degree of post-ischemic encephalopathy; periventricular leukomalacia; infantile cerebral palsy-mixed form; condition after surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis; protein-calorie malnutrition of 3rd degree; severely delayed physical and neuro-psychological development; severely delayed speech development; Memory and intellect – correspondent to severe mental delay;
Antonio enjoys receiving personal attention and being caressed by an adult. He shows preference towards some of his caregivers.

Listed: June 2017

Antonio has spent all of his life in one of the biggest orphanages in his county. He is just one of the many children there that suffer from malnutrition, hypotonia and severely delayed physical and neuropsychological development.

 

*** 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

Alan-update2Boy, born January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2013

Alan just turned three years old, and although he can stand by himself and crawl all over the furniture, he is not quite yet able to walk. His foster father has been taking him on tricycle rides to strengthen his legs and improve his balance. Alan seems to be enjoying himself immensely!

Alan-update

Update 2014:
Alan has truly blossomed! He is very smart and also very clever! With his foster mother’s assistance he can count to ten; she is also teaching him colors and shapes. With his new found knowledge, Alan believes he is now a teacher and he can often be found teaching his younger foster sister a school lesson.

One of Alan’s favorite things to do is to play outside. Although he wishes to play outside everyday, he knows when it rains he has to stay inside and always lets his foster mother know this. Alan has great physical strength and he can run and jump. His favorite game to play is hide and seek. Alan is also a little ham and whenever the camera comes out, he will stop what he is doing and pose. He also has some pretty impressive dance moves. As soon as the music starts playing he will start dancing by shaking his hips.

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

Girl, 2009

Special needs: moderate mental delay; some evidence of microcephaly; intermittent heterotropia; hyperactive behavior; delayed neuropsychological development; delayed speech development; good physical development; good general health condition; well-developed gross motor skills.

Listed: November 2017

Abigail has developed the main self-service skills – she can eat and drink independently. She copes well with the major activities as part of her everyday life, with some support from the adults.

Although her expressive speech is underdeveloped, Abigail produces sounds so as to express her emotions. She seems to understand adults’ speech as she is able to follow simple instructions. Abigail is radiant and cheerful girl and her mood is mainly positive. She shows interest in listening to children’s songs, playing with puzzles, and trying to draw.

*** 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. 

*** 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

Special needs: prematurely born in the 28th gestation week, after placental abruption; Infantile cerebral palsy, spastic quadriparesis – severe degree; spastic left side of the body; Glioependymal cyst of the right cerebral hemisphere- condition after surgery; Delayed neuro-psychical development; Severe mental delay; Generalized developmental delay with an active potential to make further progress and develop;

Listed: November 2017

Aria is able to walk by using a mobility aid – a walker. She can go up and down the stairs while holding onto the railings. She can maintain a sitting position while sitting on a chair, even without seat restraints.

Aria is emotionally stable and has adequate emotional responses in different situations. She enjoys being the center of attention.  Aria names animals, fruits and vegetables, counts up to 10, says the alphabet with some help from an adult, and names the children and the staff members by name.  She participates in group activities with other children. She is sensitive to the other person’s emotional state and observes his/her reactions.  Aria enjoys looking at children’s books and recognizes the familiar objects and animals on the pictures.

Area eats common food independently with a small spoon or fork.The child drinks from a cup. Due to her physical disability, she cannot bath herself independently. She goes to the toilet on her own. The child washes her hands and brushes her teeth on her own.

*** 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: 2012

Special needs: III degree of prematurity; infantile cerebral palsy; other types of hydrocephalus; hypertrophy of the adenoids; adenoid vegetation III degree; optic nerve atrophy; nystagmus; hemangioma on the right chest; congenital heart malformation – ventricular septal defect and septal defect type foramen ovale /all closed at present/; functional heart murmur; delayed physical development; severe mental delay;

Family history: the child’s biological mother on therapy with methadone during pregnancy;

Listed: November 2017

Great improvement is seen in Thomas’ gross motor skills – he now moves in the space independently, sits on a chair and also walks up and down the stairs independently.

Thomas likes receiving adults’ attention and he rejoices and laughs at loud when an adult is tickling him.

Thomas has spent all of his life in institutions so far. He is living in his current group home since May 2016 and the specialists, working there report that he has achieved an amazing progress for a little over an year there. They believe that Thomas has a lot of potential and would progress much further if provided with enough individual attention and loving and caring family environment.

*** 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 2009
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (post-op)

Listed: October 2017

Gabriella has Down syndrome and had surgery for congenital heart disease (VSD). A recent echocardiogram was normal. She came into care when she was a baby and joined a foster family in 2014. She gets along well with her foster family and is especially close to her foster father. She brings him his shoes when he arrives home from work and plays games with him. She can say a few words and knows how to greet the neighbors politely. Gabriella is a curious little girl who likes to play outside and gets along well with others.

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

 

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Updated from 2019: Coco is an adorable and smart little girl, who loves to interact with others! Coco learns so much by observing her nannies. One of her caregivers shared this sweet story in her file: “I asked her “Coco, Where are your ears?” She didn’t seem to know. I touched her ear with my hand and told her “Coco’s ears are here.” Then I pulled my own ears as well and repeated telling her “ear, ear.” Then after about three minutes of playing, I asked her again “where are Coco’s ears?” She thought a while, looked at me, walked to me, and pulled my ears. We all laughed! Then I asked again “Where are Coco’s ears?” She then withdrew her hands and touched her own ears.” Coco goes to preschool in her orphanage. Right now she is learning how to count and recognize Chinese characters. She can say simple words and phrases. She plays well with other children and she can follow her nanny’s instructions.

MANY VIDEOS are available of this darling girl!

Families qualify for a $2,500 subsidy 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!

Girl, born Jan 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: October 2017

Holly Jo was found abandoned when she was 6 months old. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease – PDA. Holly Jo is said to be a happy, active girl. She enjoys playing with toys, watching cartoons, imitating, listening to music, and dancing. She is described as introverted and is closest to her foster mom.

Holly Jo lives with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage. She can walk, run, and jump though she gets tired if she walks for a long time. She can have simple communication. Holly Jo attends school in the orphanage. Her best subject is music. She has both bowel and bladder control. In order to help Holly Jo find a family, her current agency is waiving all Placing Agency fees. Holly Jo’s family will be responsible for the costs of their homestudy, post-placement reports, dossier authentication, dossier log-in and translation fees, USCIS fees, orphanage donation and travel expenses.

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

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, optic nerve atrophy

Evan lives in a baby house in Eastern Europe.  His current diagnoses include: Congenital hydrocephalus – VPS. Horizontal nystagmus. Atrophy of the visual nerve. Moderate muscle hypotonia. Mild mental delay. Delay in the neuro-psychological development.

Listed: October 2017

Evan is interested in what is happening around him. He turns his head in the direction of sound. When spoken to, he listens but does not fix his stare or follow bright objects with his eyes. He is attentive when playing with a musical toy or bright object.  He does not imitate actions with objects.  

Evan can turn from his back to his belly and vice versa, stand up, and reach for a toy that is attached to his bed or given by an adult. He catches the toy after chaotic movements of his hands while trying to coordinate them. He sometimes can place the toy from one hand in the other by himself but sometimes he needs help from an adult. His left hand is no longer in a fist and there are longer periods of time when his fingers are spread out.  

When communicating with an adult, Evan reaches out and touches his/her face and smiles. He is not aggressive but when he wants to be left alone, he will bite his hand.

When provoked, he can imitate syllables but cannot gesture or mimic.  Evan does not react when called by name and does not give a toy when asked.  

Evan is entirely dependent on the staff but will reach toward his food when being fed. 

More information, pictures and videos are available from his agency!

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

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

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2017

Shyanne is a gorgeous 2-year-old little girl who is described as gentle and timid. She can stand up while holding onto a chair and her limbs are very flexible. Shyanne loves to eat and will finish her bottle of milk very quickly. She likes to smile at people she knows and loves to be held by her nanny or to sit on her nanny’s lap. She enjoys crawling around the activity room and is such a snuggle bug with the other kids in the room. If a child pushes her away, she will joyfully climb right back up on them. Shyanne enjoys going outside for walks and basking in the sunshine, as the outdoors peak her curiosity. Shyanne’s favorite toys are the wooden horse, musical toys, and toys with buttons. If Shyanne sees herself in a mirror, she will laugh loudly. Shyanne is a precious waiting treasure waiting to be a daughter in a family who treasures her forever.

Shyanne’s current agency is offering a $5000 grant towards the cost of her adoption.

$124.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Tim was abandoned in early 2016. He is very high functioning. He moved to a foster home in late 2017. He goes to a private school for special needs children.

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

$604.50 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 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Scottie is a sweet 7 year old boy who is described as a brave and joyful little boy.  He is a real cutie!

Scott has Down syndrome. He loves to draw and paint and is polite and well behaved. He lives with a foster family and enjoys helping with housework. He enjoys playing games, kicking balls, and playing with blocks.

He sounds like such a great little fellow. He needs a family who can help him reach his greatest potential. Can you imagine the snuggles and giggles this great little guy would add to a family?

Scott has a $4,000 grant through his current agency.

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

Boy, born 2014
Spina bifida of lower lumbar and entire sacral region. Hydrocephalus (with VP shunt) and Chiari malformation. Had operation to release tethered spinal cord. Is catheterized.

Listed: October 2017

February 2020 Update: Zack continues to grow healthy and strong! Ever smiley, Zack is the social butterfly of his home. He adores when visitors come over and he loves making new friends. When going on walks in the neighborhood, Zack will call people as he passes by with a friendly “hello” and huge grin. Zack’s caregiver and teachers often call him a “handsome hero.” He cannot get enough of it! Due to this fact he has begun brushing his hair to the side with his fingers and smiling up at people until they tell him how handsome he is. It is endearing. Zack is truly the sweetest boy. Anytime anyone is sick or seems sad he will ask to sit with them and attempts to cheer them up or offers prayer. He deeply desires to see all of his friends happy at all times.

In classes Zack is currently learning shapes, days of the week, numbers one through ten, and the first five letters of the English alphabet. In play time he often requests blocks in order to build towers. Once they are completed he will call his caregiver in order to proudly show off his creation. When he is not building blocks he loves coloring, making crafts and playing with toy cars. His new favorite sensory play is with shaving cream. On Christmas the staff in his home filled a plastic swimming pool with shaving cream so the children in his home could play with “snow.” Ever since he has begun asking for shaving cream daily in his sensory class.

Recently Zack was gifted a new wheelchair that allows him to more easily reach the wheels. He has begun learning how to push himself in his chair. He is thrilled! While he is still in the early stages of learning this skill, he is already showing amazing progress! Obtaining this skill will be huge in Zack’s independence! He loves practicing and will often request to be taken on walks.  Zack often asks about his future family and is eager for the day that he is able to meet his mom and dad!

July 2019 update: Zack is the naughtiest and happiest boy in his home! He learned all his colours and is now learning his animals. He wants to be more independent! He can scoot backwards to get around by himself. He can make requests in both English and his local language and can translate English words to his local language for his caregiver! Zack loves his caregiver Ammama so much. He always scoots over to be near her and wants to be a part of what she is doing. One day he kept asking Ammama for a new shirt, so when she went on her monthly leave she brought him back a new blue shirt.

$2,058.50 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
Down syndrome, Tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy performed in May 2014. Excellent heart echo, no longer needs follow-up. Structurally normal heart. Normal-sized cardiac chambers. No PAH/COA. Good biventricular systolic function.

Listed: October 2017

February 2020 Update: Heidi is a spunky, loving, and mischievous little girl. The sweet presence this girlie brings is a light to anyone’s day. Heidi attends in home classes everyday that includes English, math, art, and life skills. Heidi can understand and speak both he native language and most simple English sentences. Her speech might be difficult to understand for someone who does to know her, but her friends and caregivers know exactly what she is saying, and she is never too shy to tell you what she wants! She would benefit greatly from speech therapy. Heidi loves to write words, and she can write three to four letters words. She is able to do simple addition problems in math and is improving her skills! Heidi enjoys spending time with her friends, making crafts, listening to music, and hiding her toys all around the house to create games to find them later! Every night you can hear her quietly singing and playing with her baby doll on the porch. The people in Heidi’s life see how much she would thrive with a family. She hopes and prays for a family every night.

Update January 2018:  Heidi is identifying her ABCs and is able to write her alphabet. With some assistance she is able to write numbers 1 through 10. She receives tutoring from in home teachers and participates in other various learning activities at home as well as a special education class every morning at a local institute. Her speech has improved greatly, but she would benefit from speech therapy. She is verbal, but not everything is understood by those who don’t know her well. She speaks in sentences of 3-4 words in both English and Telugu, and can name caregivers and other children in the home. She uses sign language to communicate things like wanting food, water, or the bathroom. She attends the washroom independently. Heidi is observant and reserved when getting to know new people, but she does warm up to people and likes to share with her friends. She is comfortable playing independently and enjoys coloring. She loves to help around the home and can often be found cleaning or helping other kids. She has a wonderful imagination and likes to invite others to join in on her play.

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

Boy, born 2007
Cerebral palsy, deaf

Listed: October 2017

Nolan has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He is also profoundly deaf. He uses ASL at a beginner level. He received a cochlear implant, but due to the age that he was implanted, it has not been successful in helping him to locate sound. He used to be able to walk independently for short distances with orthotics, but recently lost that ability and crawls within the house or uses a wheelchair outside the house. He has a g-tube for feeding due to aspiration when he eats by mouth. Because of his oral motor challenges, he cannot speak and is on medication to control drooling. No seizures. He does classes every day at home with his tutor. He is very social and loves to be around other children. He is bright and learns a lot, when he applies himself. He knows the full English alphabet in ASL and knows many words. He communicates mostly in single words in ASL, as well as simple sentences like I want… He is potty trained day and night. He craves 1 on 1 attention and cries when the younger children get adopted and he has to say goodbye. He likes to be silly and play jokes. He likes to be a helper and enjoys doing chores. He is sensitive and his feelings are easily hurt. He can get frustrated by lack of ability to communicate and be understood. He would thrive in an environment where sign language is understood.

*** 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: October 2017

Shane Yu is only 17 months old and is the sweetest little guy! We met him when he was only 5 months old, and he was already a champion cuddler! But, my goodness, has he ever grown up since then.

Shane is described as a shy, quiet baby who prefers to be held by his foster mom. He lives in a foster home with 5 foster siblings.

He sits independently and crawls. He likes to play with toys and can feed himself finger foods. He makes happy noises and vocalizes, but isn’t saying words yet.

Shane has a $4,000 grant through his current agency.

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

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

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down Syndrome, post-op ASD

Listed: October 2017

Sixteen month old Colt is a curious toddler who loves music! Whenever he hears it, he follows the music to shake and dance. Life of the party! His developmental report was completed in June when he was 13 months old. At that time, Colt could raise his head when lying on his stomach, turn over by himself, and grasp his feet to play. He loved to tease people. He will stick is tongue out, make faces and laugh. When he’s excited he says things like, “Ah ba da!” He babbles in response to people. When he goes outside, he is very curious about his surroundings. He engages people with eye contact, and he can nod his head for “yes.” He is strong-willed, and if he doesn’t like what you’re doing, he lets you know! Colt is closest to his caretaker. He enjoys colorful toys that make sounds. Colt was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, and he has had surgery to correct an atrial septal defect.

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

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

Girl, born May 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Silva likes to look at books and is described as energetic and outgoing. Silva’s file indicates that she has Down syndrome. She walks independently and goes up and down steps on her own. She likes to listen to music and play with toys. Her favorite toys are dolls. Silva has a good appetite and gets upset when she sees food that isn’t meant for her (don’t we all know that feeling!). She follows simple instructions, responds to her name, and has fun using crayons to scribble on paper.

This sweet little girl has a $4,000 grant through her current 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***

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

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

A group of five siblings from Latin America between the ages of eleven and five years old have a close relationship to one another. They all attend school and it is noted that they are well integrated and adapted in their classrooms and have good relationships with their teachers and peers. A recent update indicates that they all love to go to the beach, are playful and outgoing.

Listed: September 2017

The eldest sister, D, likes school and enjoys painting and drawing. She has good interactions with others and known as an empathetic, resilient and independent young girl. She enjoys playing in groups and shows leadership skills in playful activities.

Brother O is known as a well-adjusted nine year old boy with an extroverted personality. He does well academically and is especially good at math. O enjoys playing soccer and plays three times a week. He is described as having highly developed social skills and no concerns with his development.

Sister MB is eight years old and described as well adjusted. Despite being rather shy, MB likes to play with peers and participate in group activities. She is very close to her siblings, especially her younger sister FR. MB likes to play together with FB and the sisters frequently check on each other. She has strabismus but is otherwise healthy. It is noted that she does well academically.

Seven year old FB is artistic and likes to play sports. She seeks affection appropriately from others. She has good skills in matching and has a good attention span. FB has no known medical needs.

Baby brother L is five years old and likes to play games with his peers. He has good independent living skills such as feeding himself and getting dressed. He has a speech & language delay.

The agency has additional information and a recent video of their contagious laughter. Eligible families may qualify for a grant through the agency.  (exp 10/31/2017)

$1,052.68 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!