There is a very special joy that boys bring to life. Unfortunately, they are often the last ones to be chosen for adoption. We so hope you will find YOUR new son right here at the end of Reece’s Rainbow.

PLEASE HELP US raise grant funds and awareness for these precious, waiting angels. You really can save a life, with even the smallest gift!
You are also invited to send a check (no Paypal fees) to
Reece’s Rainbow, PO Box 146, Combined Locks, WI  54113

“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!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROCESS AND/OR ANY OF THE WAITING CHILDREN ON THIS PAGE, PLEASE INQUIRE.

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Skye

Boy, born 2015

Apert-Crouzon syndrome
Heart defect – Atrial septal defect

Sweet pea!!

Listed: Feb 2018

$53.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Connor

Boy, born 2013
quadriplegic cerebral palsy

Listed: January 2018

Connor is a very sweet, lovable boy! He has some spasticity and some hypotonicity. Due to dysphagia and reflux he underwent surgery for gastrostomy button placement and fundoplication. Connor loves to be held and carried and to gaze into a caregiver’s eyes. He is capable of strong bond with trusted caregiver and is calm and quiet in demeanor. He shows signs of strong preference to being with adults he has a good relationship with versus new people or visitors. He attends an onsite special education preschool five mornings per week and enjoys music and colorful toys. He can sort objects by color. He will reach out to make a selection between 2 objects. He can use an adaptive switch to operate a toy. He understands what is said to him. He responds yes and no by nods of his head. He laughs at jokes.

Connor is eligible for a $5000 grant from a specific adoption agency.

$179.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $179.20 from MACC donations!

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

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Kamden

Boy, born 2014

sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system
severe mental retardation
undescended testicle
congenital dislocation of hip
strabismus
atrial septal defect

Listed: January 2018

$177.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $177.50 from MACC donations!

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

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Paxon and Darnell

Boy, born 2012
Other disorders of the nervous system
Expressive language disorder
other disorder of psychological development
nonorganic enuresis
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
cardiomyopathy

 

Boy, born 2015
other specified disorder of central nervous system
other congenital valgus deformity of feet
ventral hernia
cardiomyopathy

The also have a brother born 2010

Listed: January 2018

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Kellen

Boy, born 2017

congenital malformation of the corpus callosum,
congenital hydrocephalus
ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect
congenital talipes calcaneovarus
bilateral inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia
polysyndactyly
preterm

Listed:  Dec 2017

Sweet baby boy!

$293.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $271.00 from MACC donations!

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

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Desi

Boy, born 2017

Congenital hydrocephaly, (subcompensated); atonic-astatic syndrome
umbilical hernia; inguinal hernia; mild myopia; average hypermetropia; astigmatism
heart murmur

Listed: December 2017

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

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

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Ernest

Boy, born 2013

Arnold chiari syndrome
flaccid paraplegia
anemia

Listed: December 2017

 

$389.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $286.00 from MACC donations!

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

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Pavel

Boy, born 2017

Frontol Encephalocele
Congenital Hydrocephalus
Spina Bifida
arnold chiari syndrome
Hypospadias, penile
Cystic kidney disease
Congenital hydronephrosis
Flaccid paraplegia
Other chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis

Those eyes!! 🙂

 

Listed: Dec 2017

$445.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $364.50 from MACC donations!

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

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Fletcher

Fletcher was born in November 2015 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, an Arnold-Chiari malformation, and an unspecified GI condition. His development is delayed.

Listed: November 2017

 

One trip of 15 to 21 days.

Married heterosexual couples and single heterosexual women only permitted by this country.

Both married parents must travel. Single unmarried heterosexual women welcomed.

$381.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $300.80 from MACC donations!

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

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Wilder

Wilder was born in February 2013 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida (surgically addressed) and hydrocephalus (shunt placed). Wilder sits independently, but appears to be wheelchair bound and requires an additional procedure (achillotomy) on his legs. He is developmentally delayed.

Listed: November 2017

 

Country requires one trip of 15 to 21 days.

Both married parents must travel.

Single unmarried heterosexual women welcomed.

$271.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $271.50 from MACC donations!

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

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Jamal #

DOB: 2015

Jamal is a cute, radiant  boy with a big smile who lives in a Baby Home in Eastern Europe.

Listed: November 2017

Jamal needs a loving family to take him out of the orphanage, to take care of him and to help him discover the wonderful world. He smiles when someone plays with him and expresses positive emotions.

Although Jamal has been diagnosed with polymalformative syndrome, inguinal hernia, hypotrophy, and delays in psycho-motor development, he doesn’t let that stop him from finding joy in life. He is interested what is happening around him, and in auditory stimulation he occasionally stops his movements to listen to the adult’s speech. He watches a moving object up to 180 degrees and pays attention for a long time on a musical toy with light indicators.

Jamal is dependent on the care of the caregivers from the Baby Home. He is fed slowly, and he falls asleep by himself and sleeps peacefully. Jamal can hold his head upright, and when supported by an adult, he can stand. He tries to sit alone and loves to play with nearby toys.

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

 

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Andy #

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!

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Antonio #

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.

 

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

 

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Rigby

Rigby (1)

Rigby (3)Boy, born August 2013
PRC
Motor delays

Rigby is a precious little one who is 22 months old. He came into care when he was about 10 months old…wheezing, and in need of help. After some TLC from the nannies, there was improvement in his health and motor skills. He was still behind his peers, but had become a very engaging and social baby. At 17 months of age, Rigby could roll over, sit with some support, and play with toys. Rigby was not able to crawl or walk at that time. He loves to be around the other kids. The more action, the better! The nannies have noticed he has high muscular tension and uncoordinated movements. There was no formal diagnosis made in his file which had resulted from a thorough exam. Rigby is an active, loving, happy little guy who really needs a family and some good therapy to help him with his gross motor skills. He needs to come home.

$31.50 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!

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Vann

vannvann1Boy, born October 2013

Update April 2015:
Birth trauma after-effects, tetraparesis, epileptic syndrome

Listed: Apr 7, 2014

Such a sweet, squishy little guy!  His head is completely flat on the back.

$4,158.90 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!

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Boyd

40402205812Boy, born December 2012

Listed: April 7, 2014
Congenital pathology of the central nervous system, internal hydrocephalus

New pic January 2017!  Growing up fast, let’s get him HOME.

This tiny little guy needs a mama’s love!

 

$1,081.76 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1054.76 from MACC donations!

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

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Riley

Riley (1) Riley (2)Boy, born 2012
PRC
tethered cord release (post surgery) / cystostomy

Listed: Dec 2015

Riley is an active, and incredibly adorable, little boy who is 3 years old! He came into care when he was about 8 months old. He was already crawling, and standing with support. Riley received surgery for a tethered cord in May of 2013. After his successful surgery,when they removed his catheter, they found there was an apparent urethral injury. They performed a cystostomy (a surgically created connection between the urinary bladder and the skin which is used to drain urine from the bladder in individuals with obstruction of normal urinary flow). Riley recovered well, and was returned to his foster family. He is a smart little guy who is very social. His fine motor skills and speech are on target. Riley is attached to his foster dad, and loves to play with the other children in the foster home. Riley needs a family of his own!

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

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

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Charlier

CharlierBoy, born 2014
PRC
hydrocephalus (post-op)

Listed: Aug 2015

Charlier is a cute one year old baby boy who was born with hydrocephalus. He was abandoned at the gate of the orphanage at three months old. He received surgery in July 2015. His fine motor skills appear to be on track. Charlier is now able to crawl, but not able to sit up, stand or walk yet. He eats well and babbles. He loves to listen to music and his favorite toy is a drum-shaped rattle. Can Charlier be the son you are looking for?

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

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

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Craig

Craig (2)Craig (1)Boy, born 2012
PRC
CHD (self healed) / past meningitis

Listed: Oct 2015

Craig is a very handsome boy who turned 3 years old in August. He came into care as a baby, and was diagnosed with a heart defect, that the doctors now say has self healed. He was a sick little guy in late 2013, when he developed meningitis and pneumonia. He had some excess fluid in one area of his brain, which they drained and has not recurred. Craig’s development is not delayed at all according to his reports. He is a bright and charming little boy who loves to play outdoors. He especially loves to catch and throw balls. We have video of Craig available in his file! He is a sweet boy, who loves his nanny and follows directions very well. Craig is waiting for a family….and we really hope you enjoy playing ball!

$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!

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Kenny

KennyBoy, born 2013
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect

Listed: Oct 1, 2015

Kenny recently turned two years old. When he was about 4 months old, he was left at a safe haven drop spot at the local orphanage. Kenny has a heart defect (patent foramen ovale) but it is reported to be closing on its own and it’s thought that it will not require surgery. He may have bronchopulmonary dysplasia (abnormal development of lung tissue) which affects premature babies, who are born with underdeveloped lungs. [According to the internet, many babies diagnosed with BPD will recover close to normal lung function, but this takes time. Scarred, stiffened lung tissue will always not work as well as it should. But as infants with BPD grow, new healthy lung tissue can form and grow, and might eventually take over much of the work of breathing for damaged lung tissue.] Kenny received treatment for BPD in March, 2014 and now his condition is improved, with decreased incidents of shortness of breath.

Recently, the orphanage’s physical therapy team has been working on the right side of his body, which seems a little weaker than the left. He is not able to hold things in his right hand. Kenny’s mental development is age appropriate. His physical development is good – he can crawl, sit, and walk holding on. Kenny is very attached to his nannies and loves to play with the 10 children in his room. Can Kenny be the son you’ve been searching for?

$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!

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Billy

BillyBoy, born 2012
PRC
Congenital heart defect

Listed: Dec 2015

Billy was abandoned by the side of the road when he was about three months old. He was born with a heart defect (Complete Atrial Ventricular Canal defect, also known as CAVC, which means there was a large hole in the wall between the right and left sides of his heart) and had corrective surgery when he was 5 months old. He had a good result from the surgery but developed a common complication: ventricular tachycardia, a short circuit of the heart’s electrical system which is being treated with medication. According to a US cardiologist who reviewed Billy’s file, the tachycardia could be quite benign or he may need additional surgery.

According to the orphanage, Billy is a nice boy who gets along well with other children. His language skills are age appropriate and his physical health is comparable to other children. Billy can get dressed and undressed by himself, goes up and down stairs, knows his body parts, and can hold a pen and scribble. Can Billy be the son you’ve been searching for?

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

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

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Andy

Boy, 4 years old
Vergae Cyste, intrauterine pneumonia

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Conrad

Boy, born 2018

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
Other specified disorders of brain

 

$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!

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Donnie #

Donnie
Boy: 2016

Diagnosis:Cerebral Palsy and severe mental delays.

Donnie has been in foster care since he was one week old. He has slow physical development: sits independently, crawls, pulls to a stand, “cruises”, takes steps holding someone’s hands and can stand and balance for short periods of time. He had a traumatic experience related to food: Shortly after solid food was introduced, he had a bad choking episode. Since then, he’s afraid of food. He drinks from a bottle and needs to watch the bottle being prepared.  He has no expressive language at this time. He will look when his name is called, but does not react or respond to simple directions or other verbal interactions. He interacts with toys, makes eye contact, and distinguishes between familiar and unfamiliar adults. He has been receiving therapy since April 2018 for his delays and CP.

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

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Josiah #

Boy: 2016

Listed: Oct 2018

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

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

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

Donations cannot be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Simon #

Boy:  2016

Simon
Age: 2
Diagnosis: Cystic Fibrosis; Ileostomy

Simon reacts to his name and to noises around him; he listens and tries to identify where the sound comes from. He smiles when he sees a familiar face. He feels nervous around strangers and looks for support from an adult he knows. He has recently learned to pull to a stand, can cruise by stepping laterally, and can take steps to walk while holding the hand of an adult. He moves around the room in a baby walker. He reaches for toys, holds and plays with them. He is very curious and seeks the attention of the caregivers. He laughs out loud and responds positively to affection. He likes to be cuddled. He has formed an attachment to specific caregivers. He is not verbal at this time, but does make sounds to express his emotions and to get attention. Simon is on a dairy free diet. He eats 6 times a day and is fed with a spoon.

The agency has detailed medical information regarding Simon diagnosis, along with additional photos and videos of Simon.

Donations cannot be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Freddie, Carly and Samantha

These 3 siblings are only adoptable together!  They are in the same region, but in 2 different cities and 3 different orphanages.

Freddie:
Boy, born 2015
Disorder of brain, unspecified
Specific speech articulation disorder

A very good boy, friendly and smart!

 

Carly:
Girl, Born 2012
Disorder of brain, unspecified;
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Mild mental retardation
Congenital dislocation of hip, unilateral
Convergent concomitant strabismus

 

Samantha:
Girl, born 2013
Disorder of brain, unspecified
Iron deficiency anaemia
A very good girl, very helpful and friendly, with no significant problems

 

$560.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $560.25 from MACC donations!

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

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Ace

Boy, born 2013

Other congenital malformations of limb(s)

Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures

 

 

$297.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $297.20 from MACC donations!

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

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Bryant

Boy, born 2018

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus

 

$274.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $251.55 from MACC donations!

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

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Dawson

Boy, born 2015

Blind

 

Listed: Sept 2018

$272.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $272.00 from MACC donations!

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

 

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Robby #

Boy: 2015

Listed: July 2018

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

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

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

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Brian #

Boy: 2015

Listed: July 2018

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

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

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

 

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Tony #

Boy: 2015

Listed: July 2018

Diagnosis: Spina Bifida

Tony had a shunt placed in December 2016. It is currently fully operational. His lower limbs are paralyzed as a result of the spina bifida. He crawls around using his arms and can pull up using his arms as well. He interacts with toys.  He follows simple instructions and can answer the question, “How old are you?” by showing the correct number of fingers. He is very interested in his environment and loves interacting with other people.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

 

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Gavyn

Boy, born 2016

Other specified disorders of brain
Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition
Other specified congenital malformations
Double outlet right ventricle
Other specified congenital malformations of kidney
Chronic obstructive pyelonephritis
Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Listed: July 2018

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

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

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Declan


Boy, born 2017

ventricular septal defect
Neonatal cerebral irritability
Other specified mental disorders due to known physiological condition

Listed: July 2018

 

$229.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $184.50 from MACC donations!

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

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Brodan

Boy, born 2013

sweet smile! 🙂

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Unspecified personality and behavioral disorder due to known physiological condition
Esotropia
Other acquired deformities of limbs
Flaccid paraplegia
Vasomotor rhinitis
Hypertrophy of adenoids

Listed: May 2018

$148.50 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!

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Georgie

Boy, born 2014
Blind

Listed: May 2018

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

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

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

 

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

$462.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $287.00 from MACC donations!

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

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Oaklee

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Bladder exstrophy and anal atresia

Listed: April 2018

Oaklee is the cutest little boy, born in October of 2013, who is also reported to be very happy and smart. Oaklee has no intellectual or physical disabilities. He likes cartoons, musical toys, singing, dancing, and being cuddled. He likes eating chicken and noodles, but doesn’t like sweets. Oaklee’s medical needs don’t slow him down. He runs, jumps, skips, and climbs stairs. He speaks in full sentences, can converse with adults, and likes to ask questions. Oaklee was born with exstrophy of his bladder and anal atresia. Oaklee had an operation in August of 2016 and because of complications, he had another procedure in September of 2016. The surgeries he had done were not done well and part or all of his colon was removed, which has caused him to have bowel incontinence. He has a ureterostomy on the right side. Oaklee suffers frequent and severe UTI’s and is still in need of additional surgeries ASAP.

Oaklee is very smart, a charmer, talkative, and very capable. He can dress himself, feed himself, and is also able to empty his urostomy bag and seal it up again all by himself. He can be shy with strangers, but once he warms up he loves to be the center of attention and can be quite the performer. Little Flower considers his medical needs urgent and hopes a family will come forward quickly and that his adoption can be expedited. We hope to find a family for Oaklee as soon as possible so he can get home and get the procedures he so desperately needs!

The agency has video available. There is a $1,500 agency grant for Oaklee’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$321.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $321.40 from MACC donations!

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

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Myrtie #

Boy: 2014

Current diagnoses: Arnold-Chiari Malformation. Internal hydrocephalus. Spina bifida aperta. Bottom paraplegia. Neurogenic bladder. Recurrent urinary tract infections. Iron deficiency anemia.

Listed: Feb 2018

In the attached short video Myrtie demonstrates the following abilities: He carries out conversations that are on target for his age, he adequately asks questions, answers questions, demonstrates his likes, dislikes and gives warnings (‘Don’t touch my car!’), learns very fast (he learned ‘left’ and ‘right’ for 20 min.), is full of a little cute man’s personality and is very bright.

Personality, developmental and abilities: Child’s fine motor skills are on target. He transfers toys from one hand to another and plays with them according to their purpose. Palmar grip with opposing thumb are developed. He fits in simple shapes and has top pincher grip, also. Myrtie’s attention is stable in group and individual activities, as well as in long interactions with an adult. He can reproduce information and knows his routine. Myrtie is an emotionally healthy child with more than basic knowledge. He is sensitive and emotional and expresses different feelings adequately to stimuli. He’s happy when praised and makes different social hand gestures like ‘Hello’ and ‘Bye’. The child recognizes a “stranger” from a familiar person who takes care of him. He also expresses gratitude and has a mostly positive personality and emotional tone. He has no signs of aggression or auto-aggression. The child can combine the words in complete simple sentences. He knows the other children and the staff by their names and can call them. The child can answer adults’ questions and could be convinced with words. He also makes attempts to ask simple questions. Myrtie carries out verbal instructions and complies with orders for consecutive actions. Myrtie has just begun forming opinions of his own and by himself. He is very playful and enjoys all kinds of toys. He can even throw and catch them back with his entire palm. His favorites are toys that make sounds. The child likes tales for animals and books. He already makes attempts to self-feed. Myrtie has very good appetite and enjoys healthy and calm sleep.

 

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

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Isaac #27-69

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.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Brendan #35

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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.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Liesl, Kurt, Brigitta and Louisa

4 Siblings

girl, born 2013 — mild mental delays

boy, born 2012 — alalia

girl, 2007 — alalia, She cannot talk

girl, born 2005 — moderate mental delay

They must be adopted together!

*** We are 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 ***

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Evan #

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!

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

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Zack

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

Zack is an adorable boy, with the most beautiful eyes! He can sit independently and feed himself. Smiley, happy guy who is well-loved by caregivers.

Easygoing and social. A sweetheart. Socially and cognitively meeting all milestones, delayed in gross motor due to disability. Zack is starting to talk and says around 10 words. When Zack is greeted he will slowly raise his hand and wave appropriately and independently. In preschool he has tummy time and is working on reaching for toys and bringing them to himself. He is able to do this with the plastic linking chain. He is also able to pick up the chain and place it in an empty bucket with little assistance.

We are working on putting objects in and taking out while sitting up with support. Zack’s motions are slow, but he is able to put objects in and take out with some help by adult. He can sort colours. He smiles when praised for completing task. He also kicks
his legs during circle time with excitement. He independently does the motions to songs like Twinkle Twinkle and Wheels on the Bus. He can now sit independently for 25 minutes while using both hands to do activities.

Zack has a $5000 agency grant offered by a specific grant.

$337.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $279.00 from MACC donations!

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

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Dalton

Boy, born 2015

hydrocephalus; disorder of the brain; other pervasive developmental disorder; other hydrocele

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Listed: July 26, 2016

$894.22 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $300.80 from MACC donations!

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

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Ashford #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Microcephaly

Listed: September 2017

Ashford enjoys the presence of adults and emotionally expresses himself with laughter, crying and sounds.  He laughs when tickled and smiles when he sees familiar faces.  Ashford is unable to sit, stand, nor does he have head control.  He prefers to be on his stomach.  He does not have coordinated movement of his arms or legs and has little ability to hold a toy.  Ashford’s diagnosis is Microcephaly.  He was born prematurely and received intervention at the hospital at birth.  Some history of convulsions, controlled with medication.  Suspicion of left nasal atresia.

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

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Shepard

Boy, born 2016

Congenital debility NOS
Unilateral small kidneys
Unilateral inguinal hernia
Atrial septal defect

Listed: August 2017

Sweet baby boy!!

 

$283.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $252.00 from MACC donations!

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

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Vinny #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis: Infantile Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis. Muscle hypertonia. Delay in the neuro-psychological development. Hydronephrosis 1st degree

Listed: August 2017

Vinny is an adorable little boy that is living in an orphanage in Eastern Europe. He has poor muscle tone and active movements. Coordination is poor as well due to walking on his toes when trying to step (with help). He is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. At the age of 3 months old, he began reacting to sound and looking at objects. Vinny has good control of his head and can roll on his stomach and back. He does not attempt to walk and he has trouble sitting without support. He has spastically increased muscle tone. He does well holding objects but does not pass them hand to hand, but rather to his mouth. Vinny has a good attention span and does well with recognizing individuals. His behavior is calm and very playful when being interacted with. He listens when being communicated with and tries to interact back with syllables and noises. Vinny is a picky eater and very dependent on the work staff.

$1,393.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $381.60 from MACC donations!

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

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Jerome

Boy, born 2016

esophageal obstruction
GERD
bronchopneumonia
ventricular septal defect
unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition
benign intercranial hypertension

Listed: August 2017

$276.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $250.90 from MACC donations!

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

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Gregson

Boy, born 2016

Spastic cerebral palsy
cryptorchism
inconclusive laboratory evidence of human immunodeficiency virus of HIV
congenital kidney malformation unspecified
heart murmur

Listed: August 2017

$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!

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Franklin

Boy, born 2015

disorder of the brain
other osteochondrodyplasia
disease of the gallbladder
short stature
atrial septal defect
cleft uvula

Cutie pie!!!

Listed: Aug 2017

$1,035.20 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!

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Barric L44

Boy, born early 2015
significantly premature child, post-haemorrhagic obstructive hydrocephalus, chronic bronchitis, psycho-motor and physical development delay

Listed: July 2017

The boy has greyish-brown eyes and brown hair. The boy smiles a lot, he likes contact with other people, is interested in toys, likes to be outside, enjoys taking bath. When the boy lays on his stomach, he tries to raise his head and hold it for a short time. He eats well porridge or root vegetables with meat, he is spoon-fed. Mostly is seated in a specialized chair with head positioning.

Physiotherapist: tone imbalance. Slight spastic distally, active reflexes, weak torso; Weak head and torso control in all positions against gravity. In lying down on the back position the head is turned to the right, turns to the abdomen without lifting his head from the surface. The head in comparison to body proportionally large. Poor attention and motivation persistence. Interested in flashing, scintillating texture items. Emotionally labile. The development dynamics is minimal.

 

$1,333.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $323.00 from MACC donations!

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

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Titus #

Boy:  2015

Listed: June 2017

Titus has a congenital cardiac malformation, specifically an intra pericardial septal defect with volume loading of right cavities.  He has also been diagnosed with atactic cerebral palsy and a moderate mental delay.  Titus enjoys holding toys and reaches for a toy if it is out in front of him.  He is able to sit without support and stand up with support.  He smiles and waves his arms and legs when excited and expresses excitement when he hears sounds he likes.  Titus enjoys listening to children’s songs.

 

b/c we only have his file for a short time, donations cannot be accepted until a family is found for him

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Marvin #

Boy: 2014

Listed: 5/2017

Marvin is an adorable, lively little boy. He was born prematurely.  Marvin suffers from Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (a chronic lung disease) and has partial necrosis of fingers 2-4 on his left hand and a total of 5 fingers on his right hand. He also has respiratory distress syndrome and Hyaline membrane disease, a neonatal respiratory disease. Marvin also has Craniosynostosis.

Marvin has no language skills and likes to play with toys. While he doesn’t know how to use the toys, he still attempts to play with them. He plays with them and puts them in his mouth when they are handed to him. He can walk without help and likes to be mobile. He can hold a pencil but doesn’t try to write or draw with it.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him

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Cayden

Boy, born 2015

new picture coming!

Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula
Ventricular septal defect,
Disorder of brain, unspecified

Listed: May 2017

$102.60 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!

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Scotty #

Boy: age 2

Diagnosis: Lumbar spina bifida (surgically corrected), grand mal seizures, spastic cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus

Listed: March 2017

Scotty has little support from his legs.  His head control has improved and he can turn from his back to his belly.  He sits independently by holding on to the bars of his crib and also makes attempts to stand up.  Scotty can hold toys in his hands and tries to clap!  He maintains eye contact and recognizes the faces of his caregivers.  Scotty expresses appropriate emotions to happiness and agitation and will laugh out loud when teases.  He imitates and pronounces combinations of sounds and syllables.  Scotty interacts with all children and caregivers.  He likes music and toys.  Scotty is fed by a spoon and receives additional nutrition from a bottle.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Clifton #

Boy: Born 2012

specific disorders of motor function development, Moderate mental delay, ectopic left kidney, strabismus

Listed: March 2017

Clifton lives with a foster family.  He loves to listen to music and dance and is always looking for a dancing partner! His foster family is working on him walking longer distances independently.  He is learning how to play with toys and interact appropriately with other children.  He has few words and does not follow verbal directions.  Clifton is receiving therapy multiple times a week.

Update 5/2017

Special needs: born with positive Wassermann test result; he underwent treatment with Penicillin; ectopic left kidney; convergent concomitant strabismus; hypermetropia (long-sightedness); dolichocephaly; Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type I; irritable bowel syndrome without diarrhea; secondary lactase deficiency; food allergy – slight intolerance to foods containing gluten, dairy products and eggs;delayed physical development; generalized developmental disorder; moderate mental delay

Clifton’s gross motor skills are well-developed – he moves around independently, even at long distances, and he has no difficulties walking on different surfaces. He can now run (since the beginning of January 2017). The deficits noted previously in Clifton’s fine motor skills have been compensated to a great extent. He can transfer small elements with a spoon from one bowl into another with an adult’s assistance, he plays with certain materials and toys, he clips and unclips clothes pegs, he looks for an object hidden in the sand and he takes it out with great interest. He holds a pencil and leaves pale traces with it on a sheet of paper. He does great eating with a spoon. Clifton accepts the toothbrush and allows for his teeth to be brushed.

It happens more and more rarely for Clifton to demonstrate anxiety in response to being introduced to unfamiliar places and people. The stereotypic movements he demonstrates when someone initiates interactions with him have decreased significantly. He imitates actions he has observed more often and more successfully than before. Clifton becomes lively and starts dancing whenever someone is singing or plays music.

Clifton is  calm in his new foster family, he often smiles and he laughs aloud while playing with an adult (or with the girls in the foster family). He is especially attached to the foster father and the younger daughter in the family. Clifton has become a lot more sociable in the last 6 months: he seeks children’s attention, initiates interactions, accepts unfamiliar people a lot easier, maintains a smaller distance between himself and others and makes eye contact.

Although Clifton has poor passive vocabulary, he follows simple instructions provided that those are accompanied by nonverbal means of communication. His speech development is at the level of producing chains of syllables. He uses “No” appropriately so as to express his disagreement, he sometimes uses “Yes” and “Give me”.

Clifton initiates physical and emotional contact with his foster parents and their children as well as with the specialists working with him. He is especially attached to the foster father and the youngest daughter in the foster family. His interactions with other children have changed significantly – he plays with them for a long time and he is making attempts to cooperate with them.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

 

More photos/file are available from his agency

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Anthony #

anthonyBoy, age 1.5
Neonatal, cerebral schemia; hydrocephalus; ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Listed: March 2017

Anthony is an adorable, sweet 1 year old! Anthony has a lack of development physically and neurologically. In late 2015, a ventriculoperiteneal shunt was placed and he has been free of seizures since then. He cannot sit upright by himself and does not talk, but responds to sound. Anthony is tube fed due to lack of suck reflex. He does not react well to teasing or tactile stimulation by smiling but by irritation and crying.

Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him.

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Herbert

herbertBoy, born 2015

disorder of the brain
inguinal hernia
astigmatism
other iron deficiency, immunodeficiency, hypothyroidism
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,
ventricular septal defect

Listed: Nov 30, 2016

$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!

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Willhelm

willhelmBoy, born 2014

Ventricular septal defect; spastic tetraplegia; disorder of the brain, unspecified

Listed: August 24, 2016

$63.00 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!

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Scott

scottBoy, born 2016

callosal agenesis
congenital cerebral cyst
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Sweet baby boy!

Listed: July 25, 2016

 

$370.00 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!

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Garry

garryBoy, born 2016

congenital brain malformation: leptomeningeal cyst of back cranial fossa, hypoplasia of left cerebellar hemi-sphere, ventriculomegalia, atrophic process
Congenital heart defect:  tetralogy of fallot, ventricular septal defect, stenosis of pulmonary artery, other congential malformation of the cardiac septa, heart failure
cystic dilation of collecting ducts atopic dermatitis
umbilical hernia
congenital deformity of the hip
hereditary optic atrophy
rickets

Listed:  July 19, 2016

Sweet boy needs a family!

$63.00 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!

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Neil

neilBoy, born 2013

diagnosed with congenital brain disorder (callosal agenesis, polymicrogyria)
Spastic tetraparesis
Epilepsy syndrome
Speech delay

Listed: April 25, 2016

Updated pics/info/video August 2016
Poor guy! He was looking miserable! He is getting worse than before.  He needs good diagnostic and medical care.
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$447.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $274.70 from MACC donations!

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

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Hans

HansBoy, born 2014
Spastic tetraparesis, convulsive disorder, epileptic syndrome, cardiopathy, partial atrophy of optic nerves, crossed eyes

Listed: March 8, 2016

From a family that met him 3/16:
He’s a good size for his age. I was allowed to hold him and he let me do the “mom away”. I kept trying to get into his line of vision, but he kept averting his gaze. It seemed like he could possibly be purposefully avoiding eye contact. I was able to easily shift him to a seated position in my arms, though I don’t think he could sit unassisted.

$696.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $566.55 from MACC donations!

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

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Pieter

pieterBoy, born 2015

Hydrocephalus

Listed: March 8, 2016

 

$283.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $251.50 from MACC donations!

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

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Scott

Scott photo1ScottBoy, born 2014
PRC
spinal meningocele, anal atresia

Listed: March 1, 2016

oh sweet baby!

Scott was left at the orphanage when he was only four days old. He was diagnosed with anal atresia and received corrective surgery for this. Part of his lower digestive tract was removed during surgery, which may affect his bowel control in the future. Scott also has a tumor on his waist that will require surgery for spinal meningocele. Scott can sit and crawl. He says “mama” and “papa” and understands what is said to him. Scott likes playing games and has a ready smile. He also likes to be cuddled and comforted by the nannies at the orphanage. Could you be Scott’s family?

UPDATED:  Scott, age 1.5, is a real miracle. He was abandoned as a newborn infant in August of 2014 with multiple problems, including a heart defect, anal atresia and spina bifida. Within the first 12 days of his life, he had two intestinal surgeries that both failed. After the second surgery failed, the local surgeons decided to give up.  He was sent to Little Flower for hospice care.

The good people at Little Flower write:  When this beautiful little boy arrived at our home we discussed the various options for treatment.  We could not bring ourselves give up and let him die because of a simple, correctable defect, so we transferred him to Beijing so that surgeons could try to repair the damage from the first two surgeries.   During that surgery he was diagnosed with short bowel syndrome.  We knew that meant a very long road for this little guy, but hoped that he might beat the odds.

Because of the failed surgeries, much of his intestine had been removed; this made it nearly impossible for him to absorb nutrition.  The doctors tried many, many things to help him, including various feeding pumps, numerous types of specialized infant formula (and even donor milk) as well as parenteral nutrition.  He was discharged from the hospital over and over, but repeatedly needed to be re-admitted with dehydration and serious infection.  He was not able to gain any weight and as hard as we were fighting, we just weren’t sure he would be able to pull through. His hospital bills were growing and it was getting harder and harder to raise funds for this little boy whose prognosis was so poor.

Finally, a very special donor agreed to help him and we were able to admit him to the hospital for long term care and specialized feeding. We hoped that if his remaining intestines had a chance to rest for a prolonged period, perhaps they would be able to recover. It took him a few weeks to stabilize, and then slowly he started to gain weight.   When he was 10 months old he had another surgery to close his colostomy.  This little fighter was not going to give up!  However, it still took another 5 months for his intestines to heal enough for him to wean off the parenteral feeding.  Gradually, he began to get his nutrition from his bottle and baby food.

After 10 long months of hospitalization, Scott returned home a changed boy! He is now very stable and able to eat just like the other babies.   He sits up, crawls, and babbles – he has a lot to say!   He still needs surgery for his spina bifida (his cardiac issue is now resolved), but we are SO glad that his gastrointestinal issues are finally under control.  We are grateful to the doctors who were willing to take a chance on this “hopeless” little guy and worked so hard to provide the medical care that he needed to survive.  Now Scott needs a family of his own!

$322.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $277.00 from MACC donations!

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

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Mathis (L)

Boy, born 2014

FAS and delayed development. Mathis recently had surgery to repair his cleft palate. He has physical and psychomotor delays.

Listed: February 15, 2016

Mathis has a problem eating and is fed with a tube although he has learned to suck a bottle and can eat mashed food. He still receives liquids from a tube. His language skills are weak. He can walk holding on to something and is crawling. He has started to walk, climb, and manipulate toys and objects. He is doing very well and his development in general is very optimistic.

Description from a visiting family: peaceful, gentle, and enjoys adult attention. He understands the language and is very observant. Mathis is calm, quiet, crawls, responsive, content, alert, survivor, easily comforted.

$1,191.79 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!

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Wade

Wade RKBoy, born 2014
PRC
deformed fingers

Listed: January 11, 2016

Wade is only 15 months old. Although dressed in pink in this photo, he is all boy. He was abandoned at the orphanage gate when he was 2 days old and has been living in the orphanage ever since. Wade was born with deformed fingers on both hands and an additional minor special need. He can use his thumbs and index fingers deftly, can hold beans and toys, turn pages of a book and pick up beans. He has started to use the potty.

When his report was prepared in October, Wade was standing independently while holding onto a toy or other object. Now he is walking with support (holding someone’s hand or holding onto something). He’s not saying many words yet but he understands what’s said to him and is reported to have normal intelligence. He likes to listen to music, play with toy cars and is known to laugh out loud.

Can you be the family that Wade’s been waiting for?

$287.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $281.40 from MACC donations!

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

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Jamison

JamisonBoy, born 2013
PRC
meningomyelocele

Listed: Nov 2015

Jamison was found abandoned at the door of the orphanage as a newborn. He was born with a meningomyelocele which was surgically corrected before he was a month old. Jamison now walks independently (although he is a little bow-legged) and has bowel and bladder control so it seems the surgery was quite successful. His current diagnosis is rickets, a vitamin deficiency that can be corrected with good nutrition.

Jamison has been living with a foster family where he is doing well. He likes to play with his foster grandparents and is attached to them. He likes playing with toy cars and enjoys going outside. Jamison is described as a cheerful little boy who likes to sing, talk, and is energetic. Could Jamison be the son you’ve been looking for?

$290.92 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $252.12 from MACC donations!

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

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Mathis

mathis-2016mathis1Boy, born 2013
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, internal hydrocephalus, open oval window

updated pics Jan 2015 and medical info:
Multiple congenital arthrogryposis, thymic hypoplasia, hypoplasia of abdominal wall muscles, crossed eyes, additional chord in the heart.

He had surgery. He is developing well. Smart boy. Needs out asap.

From a family that met him 11/15:
“Mathis” (he will be 3 years old in winter) also has delayed speech and mental delay. He did not use any words while we were there. He cannot sit, crawl, stand, or walk. We did not see him move about the floor, he needed to be held. This is frustrating for him. We did not observe him using his hands. I tried to place toys in his hands a he did not grab them. He did not laugh or smile.

$1,499.63 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Trevor

Trevor

trevor-2016Boy, born 2013
Hydrocephalus, Sensorineural hearing loss, bilateral, Atrial septal defect, Optic atrophy

Sweetie!!

Listed: Nov 16, 2015

$277.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $259.00 from MACC donations!

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Jonathan

guardianangelJonathan RKBoy, born July 2013
PRC
Congenital heart defect; extra fingers, tracheotomy

Listed: Nov 2015

Jonathan turned two in July. He was abandoned near a garden when he was about three weeks old and has lived in the orphanage ever since. Jonathan was born with a few challenges: a congenital heart defect which was repaired when he was two months old and is thought to be resolved, extra fingers on both hands, a small ear lobe deformity, and torticollis. At 10 months old, he had surgery to reconstruct his larynx and now has a tracheotomy, which is checked every 6 months and hopefully will be removed soon. At 11 months old, he had a feeding tube placed in his stomach (possibly due to the tracheotomy) which will be removed when he’s better able to eat and drink. Jonathan’s left testicle is under-developed. The tracheotomy prevents him from speaking or making any sounds.

Jonathan is described as quiet and shy. He likes listening to music, making others laugh, and playing with toys. He is cruising around his play area and on the verge of walking independently.

Jonathan needs a special family who can see past his current medical issues and help him reach his full potential. Could you be the family for him?

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Kyson, Karl and Suzanne

kysonkarlsuzanneBoy, born 2011
FAS, Specific disorders of mental development

Boy, born 2013 (wearing blue socks-pink shorts) No diagnosed special needs

Girl, born 2010 (wearing dress)guardianangel FAS, Microcephaly, low paraparesis

New pic January 2017! 

$1,666.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $272.50 from MACC donations!

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Suzanne

Karl

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Ronan

ronan1Boy, born 2013

Internal progressive hydrocephalus with brain atrophy, condition after shunting, ventriculitis, microphthalmia, congenital retina malformation, crossed eyes, mental delay

Update:  Ronan is walking!  Video.

New picture, late 2017:  Ronan looks good — what a smile!!

$297.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $252.50 from MACC donations!

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Jackson

JacksonBoy, born November 2012
PRC
Sensitive special need

Listed: April 2015

Jackson is a very handsome little boy, who is 2 years old! He came into care as an infant, and was diagnosed with a sensitive special need which is not very common, but can be surgically corrected. Jackson has been on target in all his developmental milestones. He is smart, sweet, active, and just adorable! Jackson needs to have the surgery done before he starts school, if possible. This little guy is so ready to be part of a family!

$8.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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