SonnyBoy, born April 2007
PRC
Post-op Cleft lip / Cleft palate, Deaf

Listed: April 2014

Sweet Sonny is post-operative cleft lip and palate and deaf. Sonny is generally a happy boy, but will cry when he feels wronged. The agency staff observed that he had good interaction with his caretaker. He attends a boarding school for deaf children. He likes doing math problems. Sonny is often bullied by a group of girls, but does not fight back. His caretakers say he shuts down when he is angry. His cleft lip and palate have been repaired. He has good physical and mental development. He can make sounds to communicate and is very independent. He is an affectionate and cuddly little guy!

Update 2019:  Sonny is now 12-years-old! He is athletic and he loves to play sports – especially basketball! He is pretty good at table tennis, too. Sonny’s nannies say he is very outgoing and he makes friends easily. He is a polite young man and he will often help his nannies.

Sonny goes to school outside of his orphanage where he learns math, art, and science. He is focused and actively participates in his classes.  Sonny is deaf but he has found ways to adapt. He knows sign language and he can also communicate by using body language. His nannies usually communicate with him by using body language or writing things down.

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

Boy, born 2008
PRC
beta thalassemia major

Listed: May 2019

Bradlee is a sensible and well-liked boy, born in August of 2008, who gets along well with the other children in his school and orphanage. He’s not always serious though, as he’s up for a good laugh anytime! Bradlee started attending school at the orphanage in September of 2015. He’s been taking language arts, math, art, music and PE. Bradlee’s teachers say he’s a good student and participates in class. At the end of the first semester of school, he received the “Star of Good Behavior” award! Bradlee is independent with dressing, bathing, and making his bed.

An adoptive mama and advocate has met this child, who she called Brett, and wrote this post about him: https://adoptingthalassemia.com/2018/04/19/smiley-brett/
When admitted to the orphanage Bradlee was initially diagnosed with a heart defect, but later ultrasounds showed it resolved on its own. Bradlee was born with beta thalassemia major and currently receives blood transfusions every two months, as well as chelation medication to treat iron overload.

It is clear Bradlee isn’t getting the care he needs or would get here due to the frontal bossing you can clearly see in the forehead area. If untreated or treated improperly, beta thalassemia major can cause the bone marrow to expand. Bone marrow is where most of the blood cells are produced in the body. The bone marrow expands because it is trying to compensate for chronic anemia. This abnormal expansion causes bones to become thinner, wider, and brittle. Affected bones may grow abnormally (bone deformities), particularly the long bones of the arms and legs and certain bones of the face. When facial bones are affected it can result in distinctive facial features including an abnormally prominent forehead (frontal bossing), full cheek bones (prominent malar eminence), a depressed bridge of the nose, and overgrowth (hypertrophy) of the upper jaw (maxillae), exposing the upper teeth. The affected bones have an increased fracture risk, particularly the long bones of the arms and legs. Some individuals may develop ‘knock knees’ (genu valgum), a condition in which the legs bend inward so that when a person is standing the knees will touch even if the ankles and feet are not. Bradlee desperately needs to find a loving family soon- access to good medical care will be life-saving and life-changing for him!

There is a $2,000 agency grant for Bradlee’s adoption with his current adoption agency. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is also giving a $1,000 grant for any child with transfusion dependent thalassemia.

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

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Boy, born 2009
PRC
beta thalassemia major

Listed: May 2019

May 2019 Written Update:His mental ability is similar to other kids of the same age. He has thalassemia and needs blood transfusion every month. He has a good personality. He is quiet. He listens to the staff, and likes reading, painting, singing, and playing chess. He is well behaved. Duncan has no delays with gross motor or fine motor skills. He attends school. Duncan has a close friend at the orphanage. He knows how to care for others. His social skills are good and he gets along well with others.
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“I love observing others in a big group of people and seeing others happy makes me happy. I am an easy kid who doesn’t need much to be entertained. I just like holding hands and feeling close to people. I’m a total lover, not a fighter! I always listen to what my nannies ask of me and I obey with a smile on my face. I’m gentle with my friends and treat all my belongings with care. People who know me describe me as sweet, shy, loving, happy, kind, and as a good listener.” This was written by volunteers who have gotten to know Duncan well over the years. What a gem of a kid! And don’t get us started on that smile….that smile that pretty much never leaves his face!

Duncan was born in January of 2009 with beta thalassemia major and is transfusion dependent. He needs a blood transfusion approximately every 3 weeks and he receives iron chelation daily. He is easy-going, obedient, and very happy. Unfortunately, Duncan has not been able to attend school outside of the orphanage due to his needs, but does receive schooling inside the orphanage. He knows how to count and can draw, color, and sing songs. Duncan is a polite boy who gets along well with all of his friends. A forever family and the medical care Duncan could receive in the United States would be life-changing for this precious boy!

There are several videos available.

There is a $4,000 agency grant for Duncan’s adoption with his current adoption agency.  The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is also giving a $1,000 grant for any child with transfusion dependent thalassemia.

$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!

Boy, born 2005

Malformations of aqueduct of Sylvius (hydrocephalus)
Other congenital malformations of posterior segment of eye
Profound intellectual disabilities

Listed: May 2019

Updated pic from Jan 2020:   He is SO sweet and loves attention!

 

$1,160.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Age 10; born 2010
Arthrogryposis with knee joint contractures, bilateral club foot, Hypotrophy

Sawyer is able to move around the room by scooting on his bottom. He can talk in sentences, but his articulation is not always clear. He plays with toys, responds when spoken to, follows simple directions, and assists with self-help tasks such as dressing/undressing.
Photo and videos from March 2016 are available through the agency.

Listed, April 2016; Update below, April 2019:

Sawyer has spent his entire life in a large orphanage, where his experiences and interactions have been limited. He’s been attending school and working with a speech therapist for the past 2 years and this has resulted in an increase in all skill areas. Sawyer can talk in simple sentences and answer questions. His articulation is poor, but he’s made improvements with the help of a speech therapist. He can count to 10, identify his body parts, and answer basic questions such as his name and age. He demonstrates imaginative play with toys. His motor skills are delayed due to his diagnosis. He uses a wheelchair for mobility and will also scoot around the room on his bottom. He can feed himself. He can take his shoes and socks off independently. He is described as very social. He works hard during academic instruction. He enjoys interacting with both peers and adults. It is believed that his cognitive delays are due to the environment he has lived in and lack of exposure.

*** 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, age 10
cognitive delays; hypothyroidism

Listed: April 2019

Stan takes medication to manage his thyroid. He’s also on medication for behaviors, and his foster family reports that the medication helps him to sleep better at night, which has improved his overall behavior. He can memorize, retain, and reproduces information. Motor skills are well developed. Self-help skills are well developed. He follows the rules and behaves well in public. The medication he is taking has decreased his mood swings. He talks in complete sentences and is able to ask/answer questions, tell a story, etc. He occasionally mixes up verb tenses and other grammatical errors, but is able to be understood. He is working with a speech therapist at school. He responds well to verbal praise and verbal prompts when he needs correction. He enjoys music and loves animals. He eagerly engages in activities with other children. He likes to put puzzles together, watch TV and play on the computer. He is behind academically at school due to difficulty with attention span.

*** 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 2009
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: March 2019

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

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

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

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

Boy, born 2009

HIV
Hepatitis C

Listed: March 2019

 

$23.20 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!

Boy, born 2009

Muscular Dystrophy

Updated pic 2019; Wilson has lost the ability to stand and walk.

 

Wilson is a sweet, happy, playful boy. He is great with little kids and bigger kids. He loves to play legos, color, watch tv, go to the beach and just be with those who care for him. He spent one summer and winter break with a host family, he bonded well with them. He is affectionate and makes good eye contact.

He has a progressive form of Muscular Dystrophy. He can no longer stand, walk or crawl. He can still sit upright by himself. He does require help dressing, bathing and some help with eating. He is toilet trained but needs help to get to the toilet. He longs to belong and be given love and attention. He adapts well to new adventures, people and places. He will be a blessing to any family.

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

Boys, born 2008 & 2010
PRC
Blood condition

Listed: March 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Boy, born 2010

Nephritic agenesis, one sided
light degree mental delay

 

Listed: Feb 2019

$1,019.70 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!

nolan-2016Boy, Born September 2004

Nolan is such a handsome boy!  He needs a loving family!

Listed: August 4, 2010

From his medical records:  long-term effects of some early trauma (right-side hemiparesis), mild mental delays, seizures, flat feet, farsightedness

He has fine motor skills, understands everything, he talks but it is hard to understand him.  Nolan is very physically active, happy and cooperative, friends with other children.   A family living in the states who has 3 children, one who is significantly disabled, has taken a special interest in Nolan but cannot add Nolan to their own family due to the needs of their children. Per the family, “Nolan’s eyes and smile caught our heart. He is close in age to one of our own children. We hope this gift will enable someone to give Nolan the chance to live outside an institution.”

A family must have a completed homestudy to commit to Nolan.  Due to the size of Nolan’s grant, 50% of grant funds will be available upon receiving a travel date, and the other 50% upon passing court.

Nolan has a grant of $19,597.50 available towards the cost of his adoption!

Boy, born 2008

Cerebral palsy
Spastic lower Paraparesis

Listed: Jan 2018

From a family who met him Nov 2018:   Shaw is a very loving boy who desperately wants a family. He hugged us repeatedly asking, “Mama, America? Papa, America?”

He speaks well, enjoys painting, and can walk with some need for support. He sweetly pushes his friend’s wheelchair and it offers stability for him and assistance for his friend. He’s been raised amongst boys much older than him and has picked up swear words but truly is a beautiful soul. He became jealous of our attention when we were talking with his younger roommate and he bit him. The facilitator would like us to note that he has a family history of mental illness and that his family should consider this in their decision. We are head over heals for this boy and honestly would have brought him home without hesitation were we approved for another adoption. Every adoptive family would be wise to consider trauma-informed parenting and to anticipate both aggression and mental illness. Please, consider whether you could be Shaw’s mama and papa.

He is so sweet, but can be a kind of “difficult” – strong-willing and stubborn. He is a smart boy. He wants to be adopted and asks to find a family for him. At the same time he will choose if he likes a family. I would recommend him to a family with older children – older than him, to show a way to behave. He may be very helpful and careful. I often can see him helping other kids with worse disabilities as he has. But he can lose his temper fast. He has a kind of mental retardation/delay. His biological mother is qualified as mentally disabled due to her schizophrenia.

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

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

Boy, born 2005

Epilepsy
severe mental retardation

Listed: Dec 2018

 

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

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

boy: 2010
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Listed: Oct 2018

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

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

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

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

Listed: Sep 2018

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

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

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

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Listed: Sep 2018

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

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

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

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: September 2018

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

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

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

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

*** 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 Oct 2006
PRC
HIV+

Listed: September 2018

Several new pics available!!

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

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

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

$58.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy: 2007

Listed: Sep 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listed: June 2018

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

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

Age: 2004

Listed: July 2018

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

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

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

Siblings born, summer 2003, summer 2005, and fall 2008

Listed: April 2018

Aiden has blue eyes and dark brown hair. He graduated 6th grade this year, learns after a regular school program. His results at school are average, he has some difficulties, but he can learn the required. The boy is interested in sports – he likes to play football and rugby, but sometimes he can be too lazy to attend the trainings. He also likes to work with technique, to repair something and to take pictures. The boy is calm and a little bit shy. He has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. He regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution.

Diagnoses: specific speech and language development disorders. Unspecified learning disorders. Food allergy. Allergic dermatitis. OU astigmatismus mixtus. Deformation of chest.

Ainsley has brown eyes and dark brown hair. She graduated 5th grade this year, learns after a regular school program. Her results at school are very good, she is hard-working and one of the best scholars in the class. She sings in an ensemble, dances modern dances, draws, plays rugby and football. She also likes to cook, to work in the garden and to ride a bike. The girl is calm and a little bit shy, but strong-willed. The girl`s physical development has significantly improved because of recreative gymnastics, dancing and sports, she has no X-shaped legs anymore. She has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. She regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution.

Diagnoses: allergic rhinopathy. Deformation of nasal septum. OD ptosis (operation in July 2014). Exotropia secundaris. Clumsy child syndrome (has improved). Dyslalia. Posture disorders (has improved). X-shaped legs (has improved). Umbilical hernia. Allergic dermatitis.

Aimee has greyish-blue eyes and brown hair. She graduated the 1st grade this year, a regular school program. She dances both modern and folk dances, sings in an ensemble and choir, draws, plays rugby and football. She also takes a part in cooking, rides a bike and does manual training. The girl likes animals very much. She has good self-care skills, has no behavior problems or bad habits. She regularly attends speech therapist and recreative gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution. Her physical development has significantly improved because of recreative gymnastics, dancing and sports, she has no X-shaped legs anymore. The girl is calm and a little bit shy.

Diagnoses: unspecified speech and language development disorders. Other emotional disorders. Dyslalia. Asymmetrical posture. X-shaped legs. Umbilical hernia. Naevus pigmentorum thoracis. OU hypermetropia.

From a family that has met them: Aiden is an awesome boy who is from my daughter’s orphanage. I spent quite a bit of time with him. He is quiet at first, but opens up over time. He likes to laugh, play soccer, and build things. He wants a dad to do things with him. He was polite and thankful while I was with him. It’s hard to watch his friends leave with families, and know that time is running out for him and his younger sisters.

*** 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 ***

 

Boy: 2007

Date listed: 2/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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 ***

Ernie:  2003

Ernie wants to be adopted and wants to live in a family with his brother Johnny. He attends a special school for children with speech developmental problems. His educational success is at the average level. Ernie lives at the school and every other weekend he comes home to the child the care institution. At the child care home, he gets along very well with staff members as well as with children. Other children like him very much. He communicates easily, is friendly and sincere. During free time he likes to get into sports. He participates in the athletic activities. Ernie needs intensive speech therapy and special education teacher‘s services.

 Johnny: boy  2005

Johnny attends a special needs school with speech therapy. He is diagnosed with special educational needs and incapability due to an intellectual disorder and he has specific speech development due to an intellectual disorder. He has difficulty understanding time, does not work independently and has difficulty concentrating. At the care home, Johnny has good relationships with other children and he tries to follow the rules. Johnny behavior depends on his emotional state and mood. Sometimes he has anger attacks and usually when his wishes or requests are not appropriate. His hygiene skills are minimal. He needs an ongoing reminding and control. During the free time Johnny likes to play with computer and table games.

The biological mother has a mild mental disability and behavior disorder which requires attention and treatment. She is abusing alcohol and the children were left without care.

Listed: December 2017

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Boy, Born 2007

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

Listed: Sept 11, 2013

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

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

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

Additional photos and videos are available.

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

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 ***

Boy, born April 2007

HIV I, N II. Hepatitis B. Atopic dermatitis – remission. Allergy to the cow milk products; low physical development. The consequences of the prenatal defect of central system of nerves, the delay of psychomotor development.

Listed: October 2017

Zion has blue eyes, light hair, and is very joyful.

Zion likes to ride bikes, play soccer, play with Legos, eat ice cream and wants to grow up to be a Policeman! Sounds like most little boys, doesn’t it? This little guy has other dreams, too: to come to America, to have a present at Christmas, and to have a brother and a mom.

*** 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 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.

August 2020 Update:  Nolan is looking older and older every day. There is a new nurse in the home who is a male and Nolan is really enjoying having a male to spend time with, as most of the staff are female. Having a big brother figure to look up to has been so special to him! He is a great big brother himself, and really enjoys bringing toys to the younger kids and trying to help with them. In class Nolan is playing lots of new games that involve following patterns, reading, and categorizing items!

*** 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: 2004

Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus; Agenesis of the corpus kalozum; Moderate to severe mental delay; Delay I the neuro-psychical development.

Listed: August 2017

Amos is a sweet young boy is suffers from Hydrocephalus, Agenesis of the corpus Kalozum, as well as a mental delay. He walks independently and can run and play with the other children. His fine motor skills are poorly developed. He doesn’t control his emotions by crying when thing don’t go his way. He enjoys the attention of others. Amos can also be impulsive and selfish by taking the other toys for himself. He communicates well and how much depends on his mood. Amos shows lots of curiosity in asking questions and participating in different sports games. He is independent in eating and personal hygiene and likes to help out with the chores. Amos is outgoing and not a shy kid. He enjoys building, play dough, and toys. He cannot read or write.

*** 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 2007
PRC
Cognitive Delays, Speech Delay, Albinism

Listed: August 2017

Victor is an incredibly helpful and thoughtful 10 year old boy. Victor is living in an orphanage. This sweet boy is so sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. One of his favorite activities is playing on the slide, but if he sees a younger child at the orphanage waiting to go down the slide he will make sure that they get to go first.

Victor spent a short time living in a program home for children who are blind. He made great progress at this home. During this time, his caregivers reported that every day after school, Victor would help his teachers tidy up the classroom without being asked, then would sing the younger children to sleep with the songs he learned in school that day.

The agency is urgently seeking a family that is experienced in parenting children with trauma from hard places, and who can provide Victor with unconditional nurturing care so that he can heal and thrive as a cherished son.

Victor’s current agency is offering a $3000 reduction in fees.

*** 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 July 2006

Listed October 2011

 

Roger is a handsome young man who will be 12 years old this fall.  He has many facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This dear boy is listed as having “childhood autism” — if it is truly autism or autistic behaviors due to orphanage life and his other special needs, we really don’t know.

He is said to have encephalopathy (unspecified disease of the brain), Childhood autism, and moderate mental delays.

He also has vision problems:  Convergent concomitant strabismus (crossing eyes) and hypermetropia (far-sighted); and is said to be anemic.

*** 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: 2006

Diagnosis: moderate mental delay; hyperactive behavior; had a traumatic brain injury following an accident.

Listed: June 2017

Kasey demonstrates adequate behavior. He respects adults’ authority. He has developed his self-service skills. He keeps a good level of personal hygiene. He strives to keep his clothes and shoes clean and in a good shape.

Kasey goes to an auxiliary school and is currently in fourth grade.

According to the individual characteristics, dated Nov. 2016 it is reported that at the end of the school year Kasey started reading short words and that he copes well with writing, reading, counting up to 100 and solving math problems involving borrowing and passing. He also started showing more interest in educational activities. He is now feeling more secure in his ability to complete the assigned task. He seeks help from adults when needed.

His class teacher reports that Kasey adaptation to his school environment is excellent and that he interacts with his classmates and other children from his school.

Kasey likes playing with toys, as well as playing with his friends (tag, hide and seek).

Kasey social worker reported that he knows what adoption is and that he shares a positive attitude towards being adopted.

*** 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:  2010

Intercranial trauma (surgery done at 11 months for it), mild-moderate delays, seizures.

Listed: June 2017

Brogan is amiable, friendly, at times is too enthusiastic. He cooperates with others; participates in group activities; He shows that he is proud with his achievements; often searches for the approval of the adults and insist to make things independently. He likes role games and pretend games. Brogan easily memorizes and reproduces what he learned and his attention is more sustainable and focused. Because of that he is secure in his expressions and does undertake initiative in the learning process.   He likes to impose his opinion in the game and to be a leading figure, but agrees with the opinion of the others as well. He willingly communicates with the others, without too much physical closeness, and seeks approval of his foster parent. His understanding corresponds to his age and environment. He is able to lead a dialogue with others and is empathetic towards others. When communicating with  others he uses non-verbal methods as gestures and mimics for better communication. He has some vocabulary is working on that. He knows his first name and his age. He understands and uses the specifications for emotional states, features of the character, for himself and others as well. He loves to listen to tales or stories, expresses interest towards the pictures in the books. He can tell overall if he likes certain story or not. He has established perception of his body structure. He has developed feeling of good and evil. He has developed a sense of justice. He is more patient. He has vast desire to explore the world around him and is constantly asking questions until he receives a satisfactory answer. He demonstrates care for the others and his foster parent.

He loves to play with car toys, constructors, to listen to music and dance. He enjoys independent and group games with peers. He had surgery at 11 months old for inter-cranial trauma.  He shows mild to moderate delays and occasional seizures if ill or upset.

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

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

Boy: 2005

Diagnosis: strabismus; mild mental delay

Listed: June 2017

Rowen is calm, sociable and affectionate. He is well-accepted and liked by others. He is able to establish friendships and communicates well with the other children in his group. Rowen has a best friend with whom he likes to spend his spare time in joint games and laughter. Rowen is very sincere and expresses his emotions openly. He is positively predisposed to others. He doesn’t demonstrate depression, aggression or self-aggression. 

In his spare time Rowen likes to play with toys and watching cartoons on the TV.

Rowen knows what adoption means and very much wants to be adopted. He is dreaming about a big family with mom, dad and siblings.

 

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Male: 2004

listed: 5/2017

Sheldon is a happy young 12-year-old.  Sheldon has a bilateral cleft lip and pallet, wide set eyes, misshapen ears, and an additional sensitive special need. . He also has a moderate mental delay.

Sheldon is active and energetic child with developed motor functions. Sheldon doesn’t trust other children easily and prefers to rely on adults. He likes to play with Lego’s and draw. He doesn’t like loud or noisy games. He likes to help with chores around the house, such as setting the table.

*** 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 ***

Guardian Angelbert-2016Boy, born February 2008

Listed: March 22, 2013

Bert has cerebral palsy; we don’t have any specific information

 

NEW VIDEO!!  A new video of Bert!!! He looks to still be in the baby house. He bertneeds a family NOW! He is so adorable!

Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/ZlnVHrFiH8k

Bert’s younger brother, Ernie, has been adopted domestically.  Please note, there is limited information on all children. Some children may have FAS, Autism, RAD or other institutional behaviors NOT diagnosed or disclosed.

*** 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 ***

Male: 2004

Listed: 5/2017

Joran is a happy, loving young boy. He has Infantile cerebral palsy and spastic quadriparesis. He also has epilepsy and a severe mental delay. His motor skills are severely impaired and he cannot walk alone without a supporting equipment. He is extremely sensitive to sounds and touch. When he needs attention, or is hungry, he will cry. He shows emotions in different ways but is very calm and positive.

Joran enjoys listening to music, watching cartoons, listening to stories and looking at pictures. He is very dependent on adults for everyday needs.

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.

*** 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: 2006

Listed: May 2017

Grayden was born prematurely and suffered an intraventricular hemorrhage. His diagnoses include Congenital Cardiac malformation (moderately large inter-chamber cardiac defect), atresia of the duodenum – condition after surgery, moderate mental delay, hypotrophy first-second degree, Iron-insufficiency anemia and lagging in the neuro-psychological development.

The child is active, walks alone and takes part in mobile games. He can go up and down the stairs. When performing complicated actions, he has difficulties coordinating his hands and legs. The child’s fine motor skills are not poorly developed. He can grab an object with his hand and scribbles on a piece of paper.

The child’s notions and perceptions are poor and not accurate. His visual perception is slow. The involuntary attention is prevailing. His active attention is difficult to attract and hold. His concentration is weak. His memory is short termed and with poor reproducing. All thinking processes (analysis, summarizing and conclusion) are not developed.

No depression is observed. The child is with hypokinetic syndrome and his hyperactive behavior requires constant control.

The child likes to go on walks. He likes to be around children and likes to hug them. He likes to participate in activities with musical accompaniment. He explores objects by holding them, throwing and breaking them. The child likes to play chase with the other children, to watch music shows and listen to the radio and also to talk to his toys. He plays with different toys, he has good imagination and can play alone. He prefers games with ball.

*** 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

Diagnoses:  Grand Mal seizures; Epilepsy Partialis; brain edema; attachment disorder; Nocturnal Enuresis; learning abilities.

Listed: April 2017

Kelan is from Eastern Europe.  He was placed in a baby house shortly after birth and is currently residing in a group home for children.  Kelan’s attention is lacking.  He can concentrate on routine tasks for short periods of time. His memory is not accurate and his thinking process is slow.  Although his vocabulary needs improvement, he understands the meaning of the words used in everyday life.  He does not have good communication skills but he can express his emotions. He often violates the personal space of others. His self-evaluation of himself wavers as sometimes it is too high and other times it is too low. He cannot maintain friendships. He quickly loses interest in the learning process at school and doesn’t follow the rules.

Kelan is a happy and cheerful child!  He is very emotional. He wants to play with the other children but often teases them by taking their possessions and insults them which leads to conflicts. He insults the other children, throws things at them and uses bad words. After a while he calms down. He easily gets upset. Sometimes he overreacts by crying or laughing.  It is important for him to receive approval from adults (including the teachers at school) but does not always comply with requirements. He is affectionate and seeks care from adults. He is not shy and does not feel guilt. He likes to help with the household chores – cooks, cleans, irons. He participates in culinary clubs. He likes to play with the children from the group home. He also likes physical activities: soccer, volleyball, badminton, and riding bikes.

*** 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 2008

Listed: April 2017

Diagnosis:  Infantile cerebral palsy – quadric paresis; Severe to deep mental delay; Delay in the neuro-psychological development.

Kessler lived with his birth parents until he was almost 3-years-old when he was placed in an orphanage.  He currently resides in a group home.

Kessler can turn from his back to his belly and vice versa. He crawls using his hands and can sit when held by his hands.  He can sit with support for a longer period of time. He can reach out and grab a toy. When purposefully looking, he can coordinate the movement of his arms – he can thread rings on a stable axis with help from an adult. His notions and perceptions are not full. He is not oriented in a social environment. His concentration and attention are weak. Sometimes he looks at objects and can follow them. His involuntary attention is better than his active attention as it is hard to attract and to hold. His memory is with reduced volume and short-termed.

Most of the times, Kessler is happy. He seeks approval, attention and love from adults, attention and love. His reactions to positive emotional stimuli are adequate. He is apt to change his mood depending on the circumstances. He is attached to the staff.  Kessler makes undetermined and happy sounds that are the result of other people talking to him. He is communicative and curious.  When he is awake, he spends his time among the other children and interacts with them. He perceives their sounds, touch and reacts by moving his hands, turning his head, making sounds and laughing. He understands poor behavior and will stop unwanted actions.

Kessler can manipulate objects.  He plays with rubber toys, rattles and likes to move a ball in a labyrinth. He holds the toy for a short period of time and bites it. He can look at a toy for longer period if the toy lights up. His sleep is calm. He is dependent on the staff for his basic needs. He is fed by the staff.

*** 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 ***

steven-2 stevenBoy, age 10
Spinal muscle atrophy; moderate mental delay

Listed: Feb 2017

Steven’s general motor skills are good, however, he walks with a waddling gait and it is difficult for him to stand up after squatting position. Steven’s fine motor skills are weak and his concentration is only held for about one-two minutes. Memorization capacity and imagination are poor. He can carry out instructions and has good visual contact. Steven’s intellectual abilities are limited even though there is the impression that he understands his surroundings. Steven is non-verbal; he communicates by mimics and gestures. He pronounces syllables and some words but his speech is incomprehensible. Steven likes to play outside in a sandbox, go down slides and swing on the swing set. He is happy when there are children around him and he will share his toys with others.

*** 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 ***

vassilioBoy, born 2010

Vassilio has cerebral palsy, strabismus, moderate mental delay and he is allergic to eggs, cocoa, fish and carrots.

Listed: Feb 2017

Vassilio can hold objects in both hands and his vocabulary consists of about 10-15 words. He understands verbal instructions and follows them. Vassilio likes to listen to music, dance and watch puppet shows. He likes to communicate with adults and children and likes to be hugged and touched. Vassilio can put small bites of food in his mouth and can drink out of a cup. He cannot dress or undress himself. The agency has additional information and photos.

*** 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 ***

rowan-reisenjozyGirl, born 2013
HIV

boy, born 2008
mental delays

boy, born 2010
mental delays

Listed: Jan 26, 2017

The dynamic duo – here come Rowan and Reisen. Their smile can light up a room and they are certain to win you over with their little boy charm. Both love cars and chocolate. Rowan has been hosted before last summer; Reisen just recently arrived at the orphanage. Both boys have some developmental delays, but are teacher’s favorites. Rowan has grown leaps and bounds since he was last hosted in the US, in every way possible.

Rowan: Loves cars, Happy & Playful, Speech delays; Reisen: Outoging lil bro, Artistic explorer, Friendly

From Dec 2016:
They appeared to be very hyper, having serious behavioral issues and mental delays. They changed families during hosting program because first hosting family couldn’t handle them.

Their sister can be adopted separately from them but adoptive family needs to have approval for three children in order for us to be able to separate them. She lives in a different orphanage from them.

*** 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 ***

oscaroscar-2017-croppedBoy, born 2010

HIV
other disorders of the nervous system
other disorder of psychological develpmt
chronic atticoantral suppurative otitis media

He also has a brother born in 2007

Listed: Nov 30, 2016

 

*** 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 ***

henley Boy, born 2008
HIV, slight mental delay

Listed: Nov 28, 2016

Henley is a very quiet boy.

 

*** 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 ***

stevensteven-2017-croppedBoy, born August 2007

Listed July 19, 2016

brain malformation (agenesia of the left part of ventricular system of the brain callosum hypogenesia liquor cyst of medial parts of left temporal and parietal lobe), congenital anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia epileptic syndrome, severe mental retardation
nystagmus

New pic January 2017.  Steven needs out right now.  He urgently needs medical care, nutrition, and a family who loves him.

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

otto-2016Boy, born September 2007

Mental delays with autistic features; Other and unspecified speech disturbances; Dysarthria and anarthria; Bacterial pneumonia, unspecified; Other diseases of biliary tract.  Significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).

Listed: June 6, 2016

Update June 2016:  He is non-verbal and was in a laying room most of the time, but last summer he went to camp and spent 10 days free. He apparently came alive at camp. He’s a sweet sweet little guy. He was walking and interacting at camp. His diagnosis is autism/speech issues and mental delay.

See this wonderful blog post about his experience at summer camp!  http://covenantbuilders.blogspot.com/2016/07/just-shadow-of-boy.html

He has been transferred to the adult mental institution.  He needs out NOW.

*** 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 August 2007
PRC
Albinism, Significant Motion and Intelligence Delays

Listed: April 25, 2016

Austyn is a miracle-in-the-making. He is significantly developmentally delayed in all areas. As he was previously in an institutionalized setting, he has made tremendous strides since arriving at the New Day Foster Home. Many have been praying for this special young boy and cheering for him. Recently, his adoption file has been completed in country, and he can now be officially matched with his forever family.

Austyn (1)

Austyn is introverted, has a ready smile, likes music, likes snuggling and is full of energy. A special education teacher at New Day provided an extensive report describing his delays, which is available for prospective adoptive families. These delays include limited mobility, non-verbal communication and in the past he had experienced trouble chewing and swallowing food, but is now able. He is progressing in mobility and is able to walk unassisted for short periods of time although prefers to have something to hold on to. Austyn also has low vision, which is associated with the condition of albinism, but he does see and recognize things. Austyn is attached to his main caregivers and benefits from predictability and routine. He is hypersensitive to most sensory experiences and exhibits many self-stimulation behaviors when he is over stimulated (relaxing and gentle music can help him calm). Austyn is attending preschool each afternoon for an hour and 15 minutes. For most activities Austyn has a helper that works one-on-one with him.

According to the special education teacher, “With the consistency of a loving family and a team of educators and therapists, Austyn will continue to make progress in all areas of his development.”

For more information on Austyn, see blog entries here: http://newdayfosterhome.blogspot.com/search/label/Austyn

*** 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 ***

Guardian Angelsimeon-2017Simeon, Born October 2007
Significantly delayed; Cerebral palsy

Charlotte, born 2002 {aged out}
significantly delayed

Listed February 22, 2011

New pic Jan 2017.

Simeon is a beautiful Roma child with dark hair and big brown eyes.  He is significantly delayed, and diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  We are trying to get more information on his social history.  Simeon is a fraternal twin, whose sister has already been adopted.

Simeon is described as mostly non-verbal, and is not able to walk on his own.  There just seems to be so much potential for him in a family environment.  He is already an outcast because of his darker skin and will be left institutionalized – and likely bedridden — if not adopted.

From a family who visited with him in 2011:  Simeon is barely responsive to stimuli, but I believe that could change if he received regular, loving attention.  I didn’t observe any of the orphanage workers spending much time interacting with him.  There were times that I was able to get him to smile and grip my hand.  After a few days, he was even able to clap!  But most of the time he is staring off in any direction and seems completely unable to control most of his movements.  He was always either lying down or propped up in a sitting position.  I never heard him speak.  I also never heard him cry or fuss. Overall, a very calm child.

*** 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 ***

Boy, born 2010

Other congenital, malformations of brain; Disorder of brain, unspecified
Cleft hard and soft palate with bilateral cleft lip
Atrial septal defect; Iron deficiency anaemia

Listed: March 2016

Update from a family who hosted him:   If there is ever a boy who is destined to be someone’s son, it is Seth.  Hosted in December 2019/January 2020, he truly showed what an amazing and sweet kid he is.  Seth longs for a family of his own, a mom to hold hands with and hug, a dad to share a snuggle with and a laugh.  He was one of five kids during a Christmas hosting, and he did fantastic even with the chaos.

Seth does have additional needs.  His Cleft Palate has been repaired at some point, and we had no issues regarding his cleft palate during his month with us.  When adopted, he will need some speech therapy.  But that does not stop him from communicating!!!  He can speak some English, and LOVES learning more English!  Every day during hosting, he would sit down and do English lessons, and openly try to engage in English discussion.  However, when nervous, Seth has a slight stutter.  He is proficient at using a translation service like google, and his favorite thing to write was: I love you mom.

Seth is a funny kid, and has a great sense of humor.  We would openly joke for Christmas all he was getting was underwear (he wanted a digital watch)…and it was an ongoing joke with him all hosting.  He also loves all other boy things: legos, playing games on the tablet, and going for walks to the playground.  He hesitates to try new things, but once encouraged…he was unstoppable!  He loves the trampoline park and bowling.  His favorite food is pizza.  He also can eat applesauce by the jar full, as well as crackers.

Seth is a big helper, and really loves to try to please.  We do not require our host children to assist with lots of chores, but every day he would find the broom, or mop, or vacuum and he’d busy himself.  All he wanted in return was praise and a hug.  Seth was really open with affection, and loved to hold hands, be rocked, he loved bedtime stories, hugs and kisses, and would love to show off his video games. He related well to anyone in his host family, but did struggle with meeting strangers.  He did warm up to people once he realized they were family friends.  He would comply with just about any request (not so much on eating vegetables, but everything else), and was very appropriate with his interactions with his host family.  We had no major behavior issues during his month-long hosting.

Seth bonds well with family.  He longs for a connection.  He is meant to be someone’s son.  His ideal family would be aware of cognitive delays associated with FAS, and be trauma informed with an understanding of institutional life.  He has spent a large portion of his life in an orphanage.  His orphanage director is very eager to find Seth a forever family, and very supportive of his future.

While in America, we asked Seth his birthday for paperwork we were completing for the trampoline park, and he has no idea when his birthday was.  He said no one had ever celebrated him.  A few days later, all the host families came together for a birthday celebration for Seth.  He was so pleased to have his very own cupcakes, and grinned all evening as we looked at pictures.  On departure day, he was very very sweet and cried a lot as he boarded the plane.  He’s still very young, he needs family to watch out for him, to teach him, and to love him for the amazing little boy he is.  Seth is very capable of learning, his behavior issues were very minor, he has the worlds best smile, and a heart of gold.   Seth would thrive in a family where a mom and dad could love him.

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chad1Boy, born 2009

Hearing loss
Listed: February 17, 2016

He is a nice, smart boy

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Austin

Boy, born 2008

Other disorders of nervous system not elsewhere classified, Other disorders of psychological development

Too serious!

 

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KevinBoy, born March 2007
PRC
possible muscular dystrophy

Listed: Nov 2015

Kevin’s story is so heartbreaking. He was brought to the orphanage when he was 4 years old; scared, lonely, and confused. They decided to give him an IQ/DQ test just a few months after he arrived; he did not score very high (not surprising at all, given the trauma of the past few months!). He appeared to be in good health overall. Kevin came to the U.S. as part of an agency’s host program. At that time, he was active, healthy-looking, and doing well. When he returned to his orphanage, his physical health began to decline. Currently, Kevin is unable to walk any distance at all without falling. He requires help to get up off the floor, or from the toilet. He can only eat soft foods that are easy to chew. There is a strong possibility that Kevin has muscular dystrophy. Throughout it all, Kevin has remained a positive outlook, a loving nature, and a great compassion for others. Kevin is now 8 years old. He is currently in a foster home at the orphanage, and takes care of the younger children there. Kevin needs a family of his own, in an area that can provide him the care and treatments he will need.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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stanley

Boy, born 2009

Spastic tetraplegia; Severe intellectual disabilities; Undescended testicle, unspecified, bilateral; Scoliosis; Astigmatism; Optic atrophy

Sweet boy needs out of his crib!

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Chad featureBoy, born Feb 2007
PRC
post-op cleft lip, cleft palate, sensitive special need

Listed: Oct 2015

Chad looks like a real sweetie! Chad is diagnosed as having post-operative cleft lip, cleft palate, and a sensitive special need that can be shared privately. Chad is said to be a very adaptable child and it was reported that he has good gross motor skills. Due to his cleft palate, his speech is delayed. Chad likes fresh vegetables and fruit, sea food, meat, and eggs. He is an active boy and who likes outdoor activities and electronic toys that make sounds. Chad has normal intelligence and growth. His file is pretty bare and outdated so his agency has asked for an update for him.

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Chad’s adoption with the agency he is listed with. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

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

Haiden (2)Boy, born May 2010
PRC
Developmental delays

Listed: Oct 2015

At the age of 3 years, Haiden can walk without help, can find toys without help, but obstinate sometimes, did not like being disturbed, likes playing alone most time, his language development is delayed, call mama when happy.

Currently, he is attached to familiar people, likes hugs, can jump, run, interact with other kids. He develops well, has balanced nutrition. He has routine life, good life habits, good match of diet.

*** 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 ***

Francis (1)Boy, born September 2009
PRC
Hydrocephalus

Listed: Oct 2015

Sweet Frank recently turned six years old. Frank is in a province that is very convenient for traveling families. The agency’s in-country facilitator recently met Frank and has this to say about him: “Frank is from a very nice orphanage that takes great care of their kids. He is post-op for hydrocephalus. He can understand things and can say simple words. He knows how to call others. He needs a lot of repeated directions or reminders for him to do things or so that he can remember what you tell him. He is not yet potty trained. He doesn’t know numbers or colors yet.”

Frank is quiet and introverted. He is mild when he speaks and he has a ready smile.

There is a $2,000 agency grant for Frank’s adoption with his current agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

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

lawson

Boy, born 2008

Personality change, unspecified mental disorder, mixed specific development disorder, ADHD

His behavior is similar to one of a child with autism.

He needs a family!

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dryden-2017-croppedBoy, born 2010

HIV +, possible FAS
Hepatomegaly with splenomegaly, not elsewhere classified

Listed: Oct 2015

 

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audrey

adelaide

emmett

Sibling set – Must be kept together!

 

Listed: October 5, 2015

Girl, born 2004 (red dress)
Healthy

Girl, born 2006 (pink dress)
Other disorders of psychological development
Phonological disorder
flat feet
astigmatism
cardiomyopathy

boy, born 2008
Phonological disorder
ADHD
Other behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence
Flat foot

*** 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 ***

KeeganBoy, born May 2010
PRCKeegan2
Strabismus, speech delays, possible mild hydrocephalus

Listed: Sept 2015

Keegan is a handsome, and active boy who is 5 years old. He came into care when he was 2 years old, unable to walk or talk. He soon began walking, but his speech was limited to “yiyi yaya”. By the time he turned 4 years old, he was talking, but adults were not able to understand what he said. Keegan has strabismus (crossed eyes), and has difficulty seeing things up close. He needs an eye exam, and possibly glasses to correct the strabismus and any vision issue. A CT scan showed possible mild hydrocephalus, which has not required any treatment at this time. Keegan is very friendly, active, and an easy going little boy. He gets along well with other kids and really loves to play outside! Keegan needs a family, correction for his vision issue, and help with his speech. Oh…he would also probably like a bike and a swing set!

*** 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 ***

Ty (2)

Ty (1)Boy, born 2010
PRC
Microtia, absence of iris (Aniridic keratopathy?)

Listed: Sept 2015

Ty is a handsome little guy who will be 5 years old in September. He was found abandoned when he was about 4 months old. His initial exam at the orphanage discovered he has microtia affecting his right ear. Ty is able to hear. In fact, the orphanage staff reports his hearing is very good! Ty also has an absence of iris in both eyes. They have diagnosed him with cataracts, however, with the iris issue, he may have aniridic keratopathy.  Ty’s file was done when he was 2 years old, and we are waiting for more recent info. At 2, he was climbing into and out of his crib, and loved to play with toys. Ty was imitating, and saying a few words. His receptive speech was very good. Ty (at 2) did not like to be alone. That is the one time he would be very sad, Ty needs a family…one with several kids would be great! That way, he would always have someone around to play with. No more loneliness! Ty is waiting for you!

*** 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 ***

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESBoy, born 2008
PRC
Congenital microphthalmus, congenital cataracts, and delayed intelligence development

Listed: Aug 2015

Jordy is an outgoing 7 year old boy who was abandoned when he was 18 months old. Jordy lives in a foster family who report that he is always in a good mood. He takes the bus to school, feeds and dresses himself, and goes to the bathroom on his own. Due to his poor vision, his intellectual development is behind his peers but he goes to school, can sing and recite poems, teaches his younger foster brother to count, and loves when the teacher reads a story. He likes to play outdoors on the playground where he enjoys the swings, seesaw, slide and sandbox. Can Jordy be your son?

*** 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 ***

Frankie LeeBoy, born 2010
PRC
Congenital heart defect

Listed: Aug 2015

Frankie Lee, a sweet little boy, is five years old. He was abandoned at eight months. Frankie was born with a congenital heart disease (complex single atrium, single ventricle) and when we visited with him in late June, his lips and fingernails were a bit blue, so we knew his cardiac needs were pressing. We were able to have him transferred to China Little Flower, and a few weeks ago Frankie had surgery (pulmonary vein diversion and a central shunt). He has made a great recovery and he has returned to his foster family back in his province. He may need additional surgery down the road but his condition is much improved now.

Frankie Lee is reported to have normal intelligence but hadn’t attended school yet due to his cardiac condition (however, this report is now several years old).

Frankie Lee is a bit shy and very attached to his foster mom. He loves listening to music and dancing along to the rhythm. Could Frankie Lee be your son? Can you provide the cardiac care he needs?

*** 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 ***

Ryan RKRyan RKBoy, born 2010
PRC
meningocele (post-op), hydrocephalus (shunt placed)

Listed: Aug 18, 2015

Ryan is a sweet, shy little boy. He was abandoned outside a hospital when he was about 12 months old. Shortly after coming into orphanage care, he had surgery for a meningocele and also had a shunt placed to decrease the pressure in his head caused by hydrocephalus. The procedures were successful and he has recovered well. Ryan has good bowel and bladder control and his latest medical report says he’s healthy now.

We visited Ryan in his orphanage in late June and were taken in by his shy smile. He enjoyed playing with our iPad. Ryan demonstrated his excellent walking and running, and sang us a song. His video will melt your heart.
Ryan lives with a foster family. He sleeps with his foster mother and is very attached to her. Ryan is described as introverted and not very talkative. His motor and speech development are a bit delayed.
Could Ryan be the son you’ve been searching for?

*** 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 ***

Yanni RKBoy, born 2010
PRC
meningocele and tethered spinal cord (post-surgery), Achilles tendon surgery corrected

Listed: Aug 2015

Yanni was born with a meningocele and tethered spinal cord and was abandoned when he was just two days old. Two weeks later, he had surgery to correct his meningocele and spinal cord and is doing well. Yanni also had surgery on his Achilles tendon. He now walks and runs, and even marched like a soldier when we visited his orphanage in late June. Yanni is potty trained but sometimes needs reminders when he’s tired. He counts to ten, knows his colors, and plays well with his foster mom’s grandson. Can he be your son?

*** 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 ***

wyattwyatt-2017-croppedBoy, born 2009
mental delays

Listed: Aug 2015

Too serious! He needs hugs and kisses!

New pic January 2017.

*** 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 ***

connorBoy, born 2008

bilateral sensoneural hearing loss, congenital mental underdevelopment, severe speech underdevelopment

 

*** 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 ***

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xander2Boy, born 2008

He has epilepsy; moderate mental retardation; convergent concomitant strabismus

He was placed into institution this July 2015 (transferred from a different orphanage). He cannot concentrate his attention; he understands speech addressed to him but keeps doing what he wants to; a kind of “runner”.

*** 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 ***

tyreseBoy, born 2010

HIV disease resulting in multiple infections,
Disorder of brain,
Divergent concomitant strabismus,
Atopic dermatitis,
Umbilical hernia

Listed: June 2015

Video available from 2016.

He has 3 older half-siblings, it is believed they live with family or a foster family at this time.

This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is not a diagnosis, but a cautionary disclosure.

*** 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 ***

andyBoy, born 2007

Organic damage of Central Nervous System: syndrome movements disturbances, moderate mental delays, hypermetropia

He has a brother who is not adoptable because he lives in the custodian family and his 2 younger sisters were adopted domestically.

He is very active, a kind of athletic, bossy.

*** 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 ***

stefanBoy, born 2009
parasomnia, severe mental delays, Other atopic dermatitis, Astigmatism

Listed: May 2015

He needs a family asap! He requires much time and energy from the adopting family. He is a kind of enervative, cranky and rickety, he likes to be held in arms, he often cries.

This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  Please research and prepare yourself for the challenges of children with this condition.

*** 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 ***

RykerBoy, born 2009
Childhood autism, Drug-induced tics, Mixed specific developmental disorders, respiratory issues, Other alopecia areata, Umbilical hernia, enuresis

Listed: May 2015

Not communicative with children, better with adults, but very “selective” communication – he choses whom he likes and then he may talk to this person and he may absolutely ignore people whom he dislike.

Not much smiling. He speaks.

He is visited by his grandmother but she does not take him home.

*** 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 ***