Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

When Meghan first entered her institute she had poor physique and digestion but under the nannies care she gradually improved. When she was 4 years old she was receiving some education, motor and language training. She crawled quickly and could stand and walk with support. She was extroverted and smiled a lot. She liked to play with friends, understood simple instructions, knew the names of body parts, could call “mom” and waved her hands to express “good-bye.”

In May 2018 it was reported that she could walk and run on her own. She used a spoon to feed herself, could follow simple instructions and could play with toys alone. Her intelligence was said to be delayed and although she couldn’t yet speak in full sentences she could say simple words like, “thank you” and understood other people.

2019 UPDATE: Meghan is said to be an active and cute girl who likes posing for pictures! She enjoys going out to play and interacting with other children. She can kick and bounce a ball, walk freely, feed and dress herself, dance, sing, and string beads. She understands her teacher’s instructions and imitates well.  Additional photos and video available.

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

$170.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl: 2014

Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of skull and face bones; cerebral palsy. Spastic cerebral palsy; Partial epilepsy-takes medication

Evelyn crawls in order to get where she wants to go. She can stand with support and take steps to the side while holding on to something. She has spastic muscle tone. She picks up objects and transfers them from hand to hand. She does not talk. She responds positively to attention from adults.

*** 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

Andy (2009), Izzy (2010) & Kayla (2013)

Listed: Oct. 2019

 

Andy and Izzy do not have any special needs.

Kayla has been diagnosed with mild mental delays, Other Nervous System Disorders in Diseases Classified Elsewhere and Neurological Status: Left Divergent Strabismus, Decreased Higher Cortical Functions.

 

Currently, Andy & Kayla are being raised together in a foster home, while Izzy is being raised in a different foster home in the same town. The children see each other often and want to be adopted together so that they can all live in the same home. The foster families do not speak the country’s native language in the home, so the children speak one language while at home and a 2nd language at school.

Andy tested at age appropriate levels on all psychological and emotional testing. He does well in school and does not have any behavioral concerns. He has age appropriate friendships, social skills, communication skills, and self-help skills. He likes to play football and eat french fries. When he grows up, he wants to be a policeman.
Izzy tested at age appropriate levels on all psychological and emotional testing. She does well in school and does not have any behavioral concerns. She has age appropriate friendships, social skills, communication skills, and self-help skills. She enjoys playing outside with her friends. When she grows up, she wants to be a teacher.
Kayla has speech delays that make it difficult to understand what she is saying. She is working with a speech therapist and learning to make the correct sounds so that her words are more easily understood. She is very active and takes medication to control impulsive behaviors and to help her attention span. Her foster mother reports that her behaviors have greatly improved with the addition of medication. She is attending kindergarten and responds well to play based learning.

*** 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 2011
PRC
Willem was found abandoned as a newborn. He has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease.

Listed: Oct 2019

Willem’s development was delayed so his institute provided early intervention and comprehensive rehabilitation training for him. During this time his development improved significantly and now at 8 years old he is able to walk independently, dress and feed himself and has good focus when playing with toys. He imitates others, understands his teacher’s instructions and likes to play with other children. He also enjoys outdoor activities and posing for pictures! Willem has a good appetite and likes to eat cake and fruit.

A specific agency has a grant to cover all of Willem’s placing agency adoption fees.

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

$11.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2019

Deletion from autosomes, unspecified
Patent ductus arteriosus
Other congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connections,
Organic emotionally labile (asthenic) disorder

Listed: Oct 2019

$103.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2015

Microcephaly
Epilepsy, unspecified
Congenital malformation of optic disc
Optic atrophy
Astigmatism
Other ill-defined heart diseases
Mixed specific developmental disorders
Convergent concomitant strabismus

Listed: Oct 2019

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

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

Girl, born 2018

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

 

 

$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!

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Precious Daia is described as a very happy girl who loves playing with her nanny. She also likes to play alone, especially with musical toys, picture books, and a favorite toy truck. She knows when she is called by name and is able to communicate when she needs help. She is said to adapt very well, but is afraid of strangers. Her favorite foods are fruits and her favorite activity is listening to music. At the time Daia’s file was prepared, she was babbling. At that time, she could also sit alone, crawl on her hands and knees, and stand with support. Daia was able to feed herself and throw a ball. At times she was impatient and would cry if caretakers didn’t tend to her, but she was said to be easily comforted. Daia is diagnosed with Down syndrome as well as a heart condition (endocardial cushion defect). At the time her file was prepared, Daia had not had heart surgery. As of October of 2016, Daia was attending a preschool class and was said to adore her teacher. She could follow simple instructions and loved dressing up! Caregivers said she was very shy. Sweet Daia needs a family to love her forever and help her get the medical care she needs. We have requested an update.

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Daia’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

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

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

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Handsome Tad didn’t come into care until he was three years old. Sweet Tad gets up at 6:30 am, naps from 1:00-2:00 pm, and goes to bed at 10:00 pm. He has lessons in the playroom to study simple Chinese characters and numbers, as well as to sing songs from 9:00 am-11:00 am and then again from 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm. Tad is not a picky eater and he likes to try all kinds of food. He has a very big appetite and is a good sleeper. Tad likes cartoons and toys with bright colors. Tad is pretty quiet in general and likes to play alone, but will play with other children too. Tad is obedient and likes to learn about things he is interested in. He likes to look at books and scribble too. Though Tad rarely talks, he does understand simple words and is able to do simple things he is told to do, such as putting away toys. Tad needs a loving and patient family to help put a big smile back on that sweet face!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Tad’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

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

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

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (ASD)

Listed: Oct 2019

Update Oct 2019: Physical and intellectual aspects: Peeta has Down syndrome with good health and normal limbs that can move freely. He cannot eat large or hard food, but soft and chopped food. His physical strength is not good, since he tends to be fatigued after he completes some sports. His fine motor skills and cognition are poor, since he cannot recognize those daily necessities. In November of 2018, he was sent to the hospital for disability assessment and was assessed as Grade II intellectual disability.

His speech is so so, since he cannot speak yet, but he has a tendency to speak and utters relatively clear single tones, such as yi, yeh, ah.  His self-care ability is so so. He eats with a small spoon and drinks water with a cup. He needs assistance in the shower, going to the toilet, and putting on clothes.  In class, he is active and highly motivated, but his attention is not focused and sometimes he is out of control and runs out of his seat without approval and does not listen to the teacher’s instructions. He prefers music, dance, and games, but is not enthusiastic in physical education class, since he is easy to tire and weak in playing sports. He does well in self-training class- basically follows the teacher’s instructions to complete the training. His teachers and classmates all like him a lot, due to his active and outgoing personality and his big smile that he wears all the time. He never fights with others.

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

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

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

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2019

Malcolm is an adorable little boy!  He has also had surgery for a congenital choledochal cyst. Malcolm can walk independently and can understand simple directions. He loves to look at himself in the mirror and smile. His favorite toy is the rocking horse. Malcolm receives occupational, speech, and sensory therapies. He has a favorite caregiver who takes care of him regularly. Malcolm is a gentle and cheerful little boy who gets along with friends. We know it just has to be Malcolm’s turn!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

Update:  Malcolm, now 5 years old and 6 months old, has been living in a simulated family in the orphanage, with foster parents accompanying him and taking care of his daily life. He can run and jump, with strong imitation ability. He likes listening to music, dancing, playing football, and playing on the trampoline as well. He likes to chase and play with other kids at ordinary times. Malcolm is currently studying in the orphanage. He is taught with knowledge, mainly courses on improving intelligence and motor skills. He can point at all parts of his body, count from 1 to 5, sing familiar songs, brush his teeth, go to the toilet, lift his pants and flush the toilet. He can tell the front from the back of his clothes and the left shoe from the right shoe. He can put on his own clothes and shoes.

Malcolm can speak “Papa,” “Mama,” “Ayi (aunt)” and other single words, such as “yao (want)” and “wan (play)” etc., but he cannot speak a complete sentence yet. Malcolm is a cute and obedient boy. He is sociable and courteous. He gets along well with his family, teachers, and classmates. He will wave his hands and say hello, but he will not follow strangers. He likes when his parents and brothers take him outside for fun. Malcolm is not picky about food, and meat is his favorite. However, his foster parents usually restrict him from eating raw and cold food, since his digestion is not very good.

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Malcolm’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

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

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

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

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (PDA)

Listed: Oct 2019; update available Oct 2019.

 

Several videos available.

Cecelia is a precious little girl! She has had surgery to correct her heart defect. Cecelia is an active little girl who loves participating in interactive games! At the time her file was prepared, Cecelia liked to crawl around on the ground and explore objects in the room. She could sit up and interact with other children her age. Cecelia’s caretakers were working with her on standing and walking at that time as well. Cecelia makes sounds and laughs a lot. She likes to be outside and observe others. When she sees her main nanny, she will wave her hands and scream excitedly! Cecelia was able to hold some food to feed herself and was working on feeding herself with a spoon at the time. She likes to eat apple puree, bananas, and grape puree. She was reportedly able to swallow, but had trouble with hard foods at the time of her report. Cecelia does not care for bitter foods. She sleeps on her stomach, is good at imitating adult motions, and loves to wave goodbye!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Cecelia’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

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

$2,270.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boys: 2011, 2013

Listed: Sept 2019

These adorable brothers are active, fun, rarely sick, interested and curious. They have never had anything that resembles a family so they will need structure. Aggy attended Kindergarten and will be in a first grade class this year. His challenges are in the light range. If you did not read his diagnosis, you would not notice any differences between he and his brother. Even in a group of kindergarteners he does not stand out as handicapped physically or mentally. He does show some signs of ADHD “type” behavior but many of our children present as ADHD until they are in a stable family environment. He had plastic surgery to correct a cleft lip in 2014. He has a type of scoliosis and wears glasses. Iggy has a diagnosis of nearsightedness and astigmatism and he also wears glasses. Both boys have general good health and good teeth. The boys are in a wonderful orphanage that is structured in family groups.

$2,940.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2005

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy
Spastic hemiplegia
Severe mental retardation
Convergent concomitant strabismus

Listed: Sept 2019

$198.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2017

Spastic quadriplegic Cerebral palsy
epileptic syndromes
severe mental retardation

Listed: Sept 2019

 

$1,257.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2005

Kidney Nephrosis

Listed: Sept 2019

White blood cell count is raised. Both kidneys are functioning. He takes medication (hormone therapy) He tires quickly. His face is swollen because of medication. He cannot eat a lot of fried food and cannot play sports. He is sweet and kind and really wants a family.

He has a beautiful singing voice, dreams of being interior designer, and is a huge helper to the orphanage director. Callum loves animals and painting and music. Favorite colors black and grey and white.

He asks the facilitator every time they come if they have a family for him yet.

$992.70 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!

Girls, born 2007 & 2008

Down syndrome

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: Sept 2019

Jilly is the older sister, and she has Down syndrome.

Jilly and Justine are beautiful sisters! Jilly has been receiving occupational therapy and attends special education classes. Jilly is a cheerful and active child. She can complete activities when motivated and can focus when playing and singing. Jilly can fold her clothes and organize them in her cabinet. She can also make her bed and do other simple household chores, such as cleaning her room and stacking chairs. Jilly can perform basic self-care activities, such as combing her hair, washing her hands, and brushing her teeth. She can toilet independently. Jilly loves to hug her caregivers and other children!

Justine was born in 2008. A psychological assessment in 2014 noted her to have a learning disability. She underwent another psychological assessment in 2015 and the results stated that her intellectual capacity is above average. Justine was enrolled in a regular school and was noted by her teacher to have good leadership skills. In 2017, Justine was recommended by her neuro-developmental pediatrician to attend special education classes, where she will be given individualized learning instructions tailored to fit her needs. In 2018, Justine attended mainstream school and completed 2nd Grade. Justine enjoys singing and dancing. She can easily make friends, but easily gets upset when she is teased or when her toys and other personal belongings are taken away from her. Justine is attentive and loves to talk and take part in conversation. She enjoys outdoor play.

Jilly and Justine are aware that they are sisters and would love to be adopted together. Justin’es concept of adoption is having a new family that will take care of her and her sister, Jilly! We know there is a wonderful family out there for Jilly and Justine!

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Jilly and Justine’s adoption with the agency.  Jilly and Justine need a family with an approved home study to be able to hold their file or move forward with adopting them.

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

Girl, born 2013

Other congenital malformations of brain
Cleft hard palate with cleft soft palate
Polysyndactyly
Other strabismus
Short stature, not elsewhere classified
Profound mental retardation
(Probably has Aperts, though not on her file)

Listed: Sept 2019

$3,732.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2010

HIV+

Listed: Sept 2019

She is a perfect match to a family, she is a very kind, friendly, polite kid!  She is amazing!

 

$1,716.50 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!

Sibling set!
boy, born 2006
other disorder of psychological development

boy, born 2007
other mixed disorder of conduct and emotions

girl, born 2010
disorder of speech, disturbance of activity

Listed: Sept 2019

These 3 MUST be adopted together!

$76.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2012
CO-7
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Listed: Sept 2019

Bailey is a beautiful little girl! She attends kindergarten. Bailey is potty trained and is beginning to learn other self care skills, but she relies heavily on her caretakers for her daily needs. Bailey also has a congenital heart defect, which was repaired in 2017. We will be receiving more information about this sweet girl very soon!

The agency has a video available of Bailey!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Bailey’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

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

$3,000.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

Girl: 2017

Listed: Sep 2019

Diagnosis: non-obstructive hydrocephalus, Quadriparetic syndrome, delays in psycho-motor development

Stephanie rolls from back to stomach/stomach to back, crawls short distances mainly by pulling herself with her left arm, and sits with minimal support to her back. When placed in a walker, she can move it backwards with her legs. She will hold a toy that is handed to her, but once she drops it, she often doesn’t look for it. If she finds a toy in her space, she will grab it. She is making sounds and producing basic syllables. She laughs and smiles when caregivers interact with her.

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

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

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome and postoperative Congenital Heart Disease

Listed: Aug 2019

Dori is described as extroverted, affectionate, cheerful, lively, and smiley. Her file states that she loves to talk, but her speech isn’t clear, she can say simple words like mama, thank you, and she can make sounds. Dori’s file states that she can walk and is good at imitating. Her file says she likes watching tv, listening to music, and dancing. We have been told that Dori is attentive and will clean another child’s face is their nose is running and help with chores. Her file indicates that she blows kisses and says goodbye to her caretakers.

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

$121.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013

Other congenital malformations of limb(s)

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

 

Listed: Sep 2018

$2,057.70 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!

Boy, born 2012
CO-8

Listed: Aug 2019

Xavier is a 6 year old boy who is happiest when it’s time to eat! He loves parties, especially ones with cake but doesn’t care much for the loud noises or large groups of people. He enjoys dancing, singing, and painting. Xavier is in school and has reportedly adapted well to the classroom dynamic. He is said to be obedient and respectful towards his teachers but is academically delayed due to his impacted social-emotional development. With adequate support, primarily tutoring and assistance with homework, he has shown academic improvements. He is kind to animals and is respectful of his and other’s personal property.

Xavier has a history of abuse/trauma. More information available from the agency for serious inquiries. Xavier is capable of following instructions but requires close adult supervision and encouragement. He is gaining autonomy in his daily routine and sleeps throughout the night without waking. Xavier’s caregivers say he is honest and is capable of giving and receiving affection. At times, Xavier can become frustrated easily and this often leads to him giving up on a task. His caregivers are working with him to regulate these emotions and improve his emotional communication skills. When asked about an adoptive family, Xavier expresses interest and says he wants a family “to help him with his homework”. Xavier would do best in a home where he is the youngest child. His adoptive family needs to be able to provide him with plenty of individualized attention and support.

$23.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl & boy, born 2005 & 2010
CO-8

Listed: Aug 2019

This brother and sister pair share a strong bond. Kelsi is older than her brother Kameron by 5 years. She is a good student who works hard in school. She loves sports, especially soccer, and enjoys typical teenager activities such as hanging out with friends and listening to music.  These siblings have a history of abuse/trauma. More information available from the agency for serious inquiries.

Kelsi is described as respectful to authorities, calm, and kind. She is very attached to her brother and is protective over him. Kameron is the outgoing and extraverted one of the pair. He loves drawing, soccer and watching YouTube videos. Kameron presents some difficulties in speech and reading comprehension which causes him to struggle in school. He is receiving extra help in this area and is showing improvements – in fact, since learning he and his sister are candidates for adoption, Kameron has shown a greater interest and dedication to his school studies. Kelsi and Kameron need to be placed in a home together. Neither child received consistent schooling prior to entering into care so an adoptive family should be prepared to provide any necessary educational support and resources. It is important for Kelsi and Kameron to join a family with a calm and even-tempered father figure and it is best if there are no younger or vulnerable children in the home. Kelsi and Kameron dream of an adoptive family who will love and protect them for the rest of their lives.

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

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

Boy, born 2011

Down Syndrome
Other specified congenital malformations of heart
Moderate Mental Retardation
Enuresis
Deformity of the chest and rib
Deformities of musculoskeletal system
Flat Foot
Esotropia

Listed: August 2019

He is NOT in a “good” place at all and needs to be pulled out asap!

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

$2,017.94 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2012

S. E. Asia (2)

Listed: Aug 2019

Phineas is described by nannies as an observant child who has positive relationships with peers and caregivers. He enjoys being with his caretakers and knows/understands their individual personalities and is challenging for him when he has a new caregiver. He gives and receives affection with individuals he likes. He participates in the orphanage activities and loves to explore. He can express his feelings if his caregivers encourage it and knows some self-care.

Phineas has been diagnosed with ADHD and currently receives medication for treatment. This little boy needs a loving family that can provide a nurturing environment, felt safety, and knowledge regarding older child adoption.

$40.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2011

S. E. Asia (2)

Listed: Aug 2019

Brandt loves riding bikes and playing soccer and plays for the soccer team at his school. His caregivers describe him as a cheerful child who is talkative and very sweet He attends 1st grade and his favorite class is where they learn the ABC’s. He is not a fan of coloring or drawing and when he doesn’t like an activity at school, he prefers to go to the bathroom and clean. He is calm and loving with other children and he enjoys social activities and helping with chores.

Brandt had a complicated birth history, and was premature.  He typically wears glasses.  Brandt needs a prospective adoptive family with excellent educational resources including ESL support, and a good understanding of developmental trauma, institutionalization and older child adoption.  He needs a family that is open to some unknowns.

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

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

Girl, born 2010

S. E. Asia (2)

Listed: Aug 2019

Peyton is in the 1st grade and enjoys computers, science and math. She is vocal with her opinion and her frustrations and wants attention from her caregivers. She likes to be different than the other girls in her orphanage and she participates in the orphanage group activities. She likes to save her allowance, loves cats, and enjoys playing ping pong. She is sad when the older girls in the orphanage pick on her. She has been to camp and loved to play in the swimming pool.

Peyton has a history of latent tuberculosis and hepatitis.  She has been in the orphanage her entire life.  This unique girl needs a prospective adoptive family with good educational, ESL resources, play therapy and have a good understanding of institutionalization and older child adoption.

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

Boy, born 2010
PRC
hernias (repaired), anemia

Listed: August 2019

Zeke has a pair of small eyes, but his eyes are bright.  He is an obedient child, is active. Every morning he helps mom to fold up a quilt, clean and take care of young sister; he helps sister to put on clothes and he is very diligent. He holds sister’s hands to go to school and helps sister to go upstairs when back home after school; he teaches sister to sing children’s songs, play games, draw and he watches carton with sister together; he puts food onto the plates of sister when having a meal; he is a little sweet guy and is so caring.  He speaks clearly.

Zeke gets along well with classmates in the class; they like to play with him. When his foster mom takes him to play outdoors, he always runs around mom and doesn’t let her out of his sight; he is naughty and adored. He loves sports, loves to run, loves to jump and loves small toys. He likes to take photos and is good at making pose; he always makes a handsome pose to ask mom to take photos for him.

Zeke is very clever. He loves to learn, to use his head and has good memory. He knows the knowledge taught by the teacher and is able to finish his homework alone; he would teach sister to draw and write after school. He is careful in learning; he also likes to play puzzles with sister and spell outs various patterns.

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Congenital Heart Defect, neurogenic bladder

Listed: August 2019

Huxley is introverted, fairly quiet, smart and obedient. He’s shy and doesn’t have great communication yet. He doesn’t like to share with others and he will cry to get attention; if someone grabs his toy, he doesn’t know how to get it back and he only cries there. He has normal sleep and mainly has nutrition porridge.

At the age of 4 and a half, his gross motor ability is increasing, such as riding children’s bike, walking in a line, jumping with one feet and bouncing the ball; he also can help the caretaker to finish simple tasks. His language, understanding and expressions are all increasing; he is able to imitate animal’s sounds and actions.

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

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

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Limb differences

Listed: Aug 2019

The child understands simple words, sometimes the child will follow aunt to speak. Braxton can play in the activity room every day, the child likes playing with other children specially. He likes the blocks especially, but he can not play, so he looks at other children to play blocks, and he likes circle toy. If he wants the toys or other objects, he will shake his arms.

He is shy with strangers. Once he’s familiar with someone, he will move to them, he likes praise, and then accompany him.The child is very clever, sometimes he can help aunt to close the door, knows to call the names of other children who are in the same room with him.

$1,886.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
premature infant with very low birth weight, hydrocephalus (post-op shunt)

Listed: August 2019

When Minerva came she looked petite and weak, and was hospitalized for care and surgery. She has delayed physical development compared with children of her age, but after the operation her physical health is fairly stable and her motor ability improves day by day.  She is able to raise her head when lying on stomach, and turn over continuously. She likes to roll over to and fro on the mat best.  She is able to sit alone for a moment with both hands against the floor, even occasionally stand for a few seconds with both hands grasping the rail. Her muscular tension is higher, she can not coordinate and control her body well. If her name is called or someone talks beside her ear she is able to turn around her head to locate the source following the sound direction. The muscular tension of her neck has decreased obviously, therefore its turning range is much larger.

If you move a toy with bright colors slowly in front of her eyes she will follow the toy visually. She is able to grasp a toy and shake it to and fro with her hands.  She is an introverted and quiet baby, is able to lie alone for some time without noisy crying, but if she is made to practice sitting with her hands against the floor she will be very reluctant and cry aloud. Her crying is very loud and we can hear it from far away. She also likes to be cuddled by someone and her facial expressions and actions will be much richer while she is cuddled.  Her speech development is delayed. She is a light sleeper.

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

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Girl: 2018

Listed: 8/2019

Special Needs: adrenogenital disorders, congenital anomalies, anemia, small weight at birth, chromosomal anomaly, syndactyly, developmental delays

We don’t know a lot about sweet Nelly yet, but the agency does have videos of her they can share with inquiring families. Nelly can crawl and can do so well. She loves scooting her way to toys she finds interesting. Nelly can sit up on her own. She enjoys attention and will sometimes interact with other children.

$407.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl: 2009

Diagnosis: Atypical Autism

Listed: Aug 2019

Cora currently lives with a foster family. She has mental delays, some stereotypical movements, and difficulty with eye contact and social interactions. She was diagnosis with Atypical Autism in 2017. She is physically healthy. She is toilet trained and feeds herself. She is described as a happy child who has a contagious smile and laughter. Her caregivers attribute her learning delays to early neglect.

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

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

Girl: 2017
Diagnosis: cleft lip & palate, facial and skull dysmorphia, seizures, quadriparesis-weakness in all 4 extremities

*** 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

Siblings, born in  2006, 2008

Mason has a peanut allergy. Both children have delays

Listed: August 2019

Mason & Molly lived with their birth family until 2017, when their father died. Their mother placed them in a group home and stated that she had no desire to continue caring for them. The children are very bonded to each other and live together in a small family style group home. Before entering the group home, the children had rarely attended school and did not have any type of academic foundation. Since being placed in the group home, they have attended school regularly and have worked with specialized teachers to obtain the academic skills that they had previously missed. After a year of intense work, Mason is now only requiring additional support in math and Molly is only requiring additional support in language classes (both her native language and English classes). Both children have their special needs classified as “disorder in school delays”. Both children enjoy playing outside and drawing. They both get along well with the staff and other children. Mason does have a known peanut allergy and also a dust allergy. He takes allergy medication daily.

Photos and videos are available through the agency

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

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

Boy, born 2013
H-C
hydrocephalus

Listed: August 2019

Bennett is a very social child. Whenever he sees his friends, he eagerly greets them with a smile, a hug, and a “Happy Birthday!”

He had hydrocephalus as an infant that was treated with a VP shunt. The shunt was later removed but he still has macrocephaly. He does have a history of seizures which are very well controlled by medication. He receives physical therapy twice a week and has made tremendous progress over the past several years. He is fully mobile, can feed himself, and go to the bathroom independently. Bennett wears a helmet to protect his head. He has become fond of his helmet though because he can show off his headstand.

When he is not at home, you will often find him enjoying jumping on the trampoline, playing on the playground or going on a walk. He needs redirection often because he is always on the move. Although he is generally happy, he can get frustrated when people do not do what he wants to do or if he is being asked to do something he is not ready for.

Bennett’s favorite part of school is circle time because he likes to sing songs and answer ALL the questions even if his answer has nothing to do with what was asked. He understands and speaks English as well as his native language. He is known for reciting the four seasons in English quite well. At home, he loves to ask other people to dance and sing with him too. Bennett loves to make people smile!

$1,500.60 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!

Girl, born 2008

S. E. Asia (2)

Listed: July 2019

This silly and playful girl doesn’t like to be alone and prefers to be surrounded by friends. She likes to joke around and giggle. She has been to the beach and the waterpark and enjoys swimming. She loves chocolate milk. She is described as confident and independent by her caregivers.

Poppy has been diagnosed with Thalassemia and receives monthly blood transfusions. She has been in the orphanage her entire life. This silly girl needs a prospective adoptive family with excellent medical, educational, ESL resources, play therapy and have a good understanding of institutionalization and older child adoption.

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2010

S. E. Asia (2)

Listed: July 2019

This sweet child gets along well with peers and with the older girls in the orphanage. She is described as empathetic, obedient, and enjoys giving and receiving hugs from her caregivers. She describes herself as fun, a responsible student, and she enjoys English and Art. She is afraid of snakes and frogs. She has had multiple placements in her life and has been diagnosed with ADHD and is taking medications. She would like a family of her own that includes sisters.

This sweet girl needs a prospective adoptive family with excellent educational resources including ESL support, and have a good understanding of developmental trauma, institutionalization and older child adoption.

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

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Boy, born 2013
Other specified disorders of central nervous system
Mixed specific developmental disorders
Unspecified mental disorder due to known physiological condition
Expressive language disorder
Pectus excavatum
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Congenital malformation of optic disc

Listed: July 2019

 

$1,331.73 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2012
Down syndrome
CO-7

Listed: July 2019

Bria is a cute little girl, born in August of 2012 with Down syndrome and strabismus.  The agency has additional information; please inquire to learn more about making this adorable little girl part of your family!

Bria has a $2,500 agency grant for her adoption with the agency who listed her; additional grants may also be possible.

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

$1,748.99 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 2006
Cerebral palsy

Listed: July 2019
LA-E9

Mateo has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.  He received physical therapy to help develop muscle tone and coordination.  He attends a local school and receives support from a private instructor.  Mateo enjoys using his iPad, being read to, and spending time outside.

The adoption agency has more detailed information on this child that they can share with potential families.

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

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

Girl, born 2012
Cornelia de lange syndrome

Listed: July 2019
LA-E8

Lucia has a diagnosis of Cornelia de lange syndrome, which causes developmental delays.  She continues to make great progress with therapy.  She enjoys playing with her favorite doll, and all food.

The adoption agency has more detailed information on this child that they can share with potential families.

$1,008.60 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!

Girl, born 2009
Blind

Listed: July 2019
LA-E7

Rebekah is blind, and has significant delays in speech and motor development.  She can easily become overstimulated.  She enjoys listening to music and receiving hugs from the “aunties” at her children’s home.

 

The adoption agency has more detailed information on this child that they can share with potential families.

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

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

Boy, born 2010
Blind in one eye, autism

Listed: July 2019
LA-E5

James is receiving therapy to help him develop his communication and interpersonal skills.  He loves to swim, swing, and play with his special stuffed animals.  He loves chicken noodle soup, plantains, and anything sweet.

The adoption agency has more detailed information on this child that they can share with potential families.

$1,304.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2009
Cerebral Palsy, cognitive delays

Listed: July 2019
LA-E4

Diana was born to a teenage mother who felt unable to give her the attention and stability she needed.  Diana is unable to speak, but communicates non-verbally.  Diana enjoys being outside, bath time, and hand massages.

The adoption agency has more detailed information on this child that they can share with potential families.

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

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Girl: 2010

Special needs: moderate mental delay- significant impairment of behavior requiring attention or treatment; microcephaly; hyperactive behavior

Listed: 7/2019

 

Gabi is physically healthy with normal physical development. She is radiant and very active.

Gabi responds adequately to praise and punishment. Gabi establishes and maintains eye contact.  She seeks the attention of the people around and she seeks familiar people and their closeness purposefully.

Gabi understands the meaning of words that are often used in her surroundings. She expresses her needs and wishes through vocalization.

In her spare time Gabi likes watching TV, playing on a phone, listening to music and going out for walks.

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

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

Girl, born 2009
PRC
congenital hip dislocation; mild to moderate delays

Listed: June 2019

Angela is smart, cute and active, and has dimples when she smiles. She gets along well with other kids, and is willing to share food and toys with other kids, willing to do something within her power. She has good physical quality, seldom gets sick, and she is an obedient and cute girl.

From an adoptive family who met her: she was very sweet. She leaves each day to go to regular school in the city. She just finished 2nd grade. She said her favorite class is music class. She walks with a slight limp but gets around very well. When we were visiting she was helping take care of some of the severe needs kids in her class. She seemed shy but she did talk to our interpreter a fair bit.

Additional photos 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, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2019

Able is a cute little boy who loves to laugh and play games with balls. Able’s caretakers say that he is strong and that he has a lovely smile. Able can walk independently and he has strong imitating abilities. He can dance to the song of ‘Do Re Me’ following the teacher and can take initiative to help his teacher put garbage in the correct place. Abel also helps the other children to put on shoes. Able is always abiding the rules. If there are children who leave their seats in class, Able takes them back to their seats to sit well, and then seats himself. One time in class, Able’s teacher was singing and doing roll call, and another child in class was not concentrating or sitting well … Able went to him and strictly asked him to sit well.

Able can go up and down stairs, throw a ball, and ride a tricycle. Every morning, Able carefully comes down the stairs for exercise. Sometimes he is far behind the teacher. The teacher will squat down, spread her arms, and give a come here sign. Able will then happily run to the teacher’s open arms. Able can doodle with a pen and can put a missing piece of a toy back together.

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

$31.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2009

Listed: June 2019

Updated pic January 2020

Congenital chromosomal condition

Severe mental retardation
Congenital malformations of palate
Other disorders of optic disc
Chronic inflammation of lacrimal passages

From a family who knows him: Even though Ravi spends most of his days in the same bed, staring at the same ceiling, he’s fascinated by everything that goes on around him. He loves the rare walks he gets outside in the summertime and being held up in the window to watch snow falling in winter. He obviously recognizes his favorite people and cries when they leave. He cannot sit up on his own, and seems to get tired even when held sitting for long. But he scoots all around in his bed, very actively turning his head to where his feet should be, or the other way around to see and hear everything. He is completely non-verbal. Ravi really needs a family and a chance to get out into the world that fascinates him so much!

 

$180.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2007
PRC

April seems to be so joyful.  She has ready smile and laughs easily and when she laughs you can see her dimples.  She attends primary school and is on the same level as her peers. For more information on the sweet girl please inquire, for agency contact information.

Listed: June 2019

$157.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Anderson is a precious little boy who loves outdoor activities like ball games. He can sometimes be active and lively and other times quiet. Anderson has strong imitating abilities. He tries hard to follow along with the morning exercises to music. Whenever it’s time to go outside, Anderson gets very excited and follows the teacher out. He kicks or throws the balls happily. Anderson can hold toys and both of his hands are flexible in regards to fine motor skills. He can use a pen to doodle on a piece of paper. Anderson has been working hard to copy sounds and single words. He is able to independently take off his own clothes and shoes. At the time his file was prepared, he needed some help with dressing and toileting, though he could initially go to the toilet on his own. He can zip well. He is also able to brush his teeth and clean his mouth with minimal assistance. Anderson can join a group game if led and organized by a teacher. He can concentrate well and is not easily distracted. Sometimes he is calm and serious, but when playing with his favorite toys or games he is interested in, Anderson can be active, cheerful, and very excited. Anderson has been living in a foster family and also has a very good friend. Every day, the two go to and leave school hand in hand, often found playing together. Anderson knows how to share and will often share his food with other children. He has a good appetite and likes to eat fruits and cakes. Anderson wakes up at 6:00 a.m. and goes to bed at 8:30 p.m. He is a good sleeper. Anderson is well-loved by the caretakers at his orphanage!  The agency has several videos available of Anderson, as well!

Anderson’s current adoption agency is offering a $1500 grant for his adoption.

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

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

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

Girl, born 2010

Congenital hydrocephalus
flail legs
Severe mental retardation
Optic atrophy

Listed: May 2019

From a family that met her April 2019: She was timid and scared of strangers. She has stunning behaviors and needs to be seen by a nutritionalist because she is anemic. She cried when they took her away from us. She is smart, but in her own world a lot. She knew when it was lunch time and kept looking towards the door where they served the food.

She is tiny and beautiful.

$1,468.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Disease- mild tricuspid regurgitation, mild pulmonary arterial hypertension, and pericardial effusion(less)

Listed: May 2019

Benson is a beautiful little boy! Benson was said to be a timid little guy who was a little scared of the dark. A nightlight of some sort is helpful for him when it comes to sleeping.

Update June 2019:  Benson is a smiley guy; blessed with a happy, enthusiastic nature and responds with effervescence to interactions with adults and children.  Benson loves social situations and is enjoying some pre-kindy group playtime, several afternoons a week, which involve free playing, manipulative skills, singing, rhythm and socialization.  He is very settled within his family home, and is self-motivated to play, whether with his playmates or alone. Benson perceives happy situations and will often raise his hands in the air and exclaim, “Hooray!” , such as when he attends birthday parties or sees people applauding. He is delightful.

Benson understands his caregivers’ interactions with him, but has a very limited vocabulary.  Benson is very tender-hearted. Benson loves to watch and imitate , slowly improving his cognition with sorting , counting and self-care skills. He has developed lots of physical skills in the last year. He can sit independently, pull himself to stand without help, cruises holding on to furniture/ caregivers’ hands, and can take a few steps without holding on! Benson loves balls and enjoys sitting opposite a caregiver doing rolling, throwing and catching across a short distance.

Update from June 2019:  Video 1, Video 2, Video 3
Benson’s current agency has a $1500 grant available.

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

$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!

girl, born 2006
impaired visual acuity
deviated nasal septum
disorders of psychological development – In real life she does not demonstrate any issues

girl, born 2003
thyroid disorders, perhaps, oncology disease, post-op
asthenia

These two sisters must be adopted together!
Both girls are very good and friendly

Listed: May 2019

$1,471.50 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!

Grace RK Girl, born 2010
PRC
Cleft lip and palate; congenital heart defect (post-op)

Listed: January 2016

Grace was abandoned by the train station when she was ten days old and has been living in an orphanage ever since. Grace was born with a cleft lip and palate, for which her first surgery will occur in May. She also had a congenital heart defect which was corrected this past summer. She does not take any cardiac medication but she sometimes pants and her lips become blue after strenuous exercise so her cardiac issues may not be fully resolved.

Grace is reported to have normal intelligence, potty trained, and she walks and runs just fine. She dresses herself, speaks in 3 – 5 word sentences, likes to sing and play games with other children.

Update from 2016: At 6 years old Grace enjoys looking at books, playing with her friends and has a favorite stuffed toy. She has great self help and fine motor skills, she can dress herself, including jacket and shoes, she can draw lines and shapes. She is an extroverted girl and she really enjoys playing games with her peers. She has many favorite foods, dumplings, noodles, fruit and many more. She had a surgery to repair her cleft lip already, but her cleft palate has not been repaired yet. She studies preschool, she can sing, dance, draw, string beads, and put clothes on dolls. Her upper limbs are flexible, she can walk and run, but not very steadily. She is active and gets along well with other kids,and often helps other younger kids.

Grace has met her matching grant of $1000!  

$6,332.07 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2011

Listed September 11, 2015

Phenylketonuria, also known as PKU

New pic May 2019! 

From a volunteer in August 2016:   “I was happy to see that Leena is still the same strong willed young girl as last year. She is available for adoption now! She was a little calmer than last year, but she would still take every chance she got to run around. Just like last year it was obvious that some nurses have a very hard time with her and others love her. She’s much calmer when the nurses like her and she’s easier to handle. It was unclear if she was totally potty trained this year or that she’s still working on it. It was also unclear if she got the diet she needed, but her delays didn’t look worse. Leena is such a wonderful girl! She should be in a family where she has the chance to be who she is, all days of the year.

From a missionary who met her in 2015: “Leena is a strong-willed young girl.  She is stubborn and funny. She loves to explore the world (within the concrete walls she lives between). She has been transferred to this facility in May and she is obviously still getting used to the circumstances of living. She had a lot more freedom in the baby orphanage she came from. Leena can walk (so don’t be fooled by the picture), she can run, she is very energetic. She can drink from a cup. This summer (2015) she was being potty trained. She doesn’t talk. She squeals when she is very excited. She is probably the size of a 3 year old at the moment (summer 2015). She probably understands what is being said to her, but she has a hard time following orders. Due to her PKU she needs a special diet and medicine. The baby orphanage she grew up in, didn’t provide the proper care. So (part of) het mental delays may be caused because of that. The facility she lived in right now, tries to provide the proper care. They do not receive funds for it, so they raise it themselves with a charity fund. They really try to take good care of her. Some nurses really like her. Other nurses have a hard time dealing with her, because of her energetic ways. She likes to move and run around all the time. As soon as you let go of her hand or take her out of her wheelchair, you have to chase her. As soon as you give her an opportunity she’ll take it. Some days she was tied up in a wheelchair and we thought she might have been drugged. She didn’t react, she didn’t smile, she didn’t interact. Until the moment my fiancé pulled her from the wheelchair and it was as if she came alive again. I have not seen any selfharming behaviours and I haven’t seen her hurt other children. I have also not seen her interact with other children at all. The nurses don’t like it when she gets all excited, but for me it was a sign that she was not so institutionalized yet. There was so much fight in her. I hope she finds a family before she loses the strength to fight and before her delays will get worse, due to a lack of a proper diet and medical care.”

$2,014.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2008
PRC
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!

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!

Molly May

Birthday: 2015

Listed: 2019
Diagnosis: Trisomy 7; cleft lip & palate; Cerebral Palsy

Listed: May 2019

Molly May has made progress in her development during recent months. She is able to sit unassisted, get up on her knees and has begun to start trying to move around in a walker. She is becoming more physically active. She makes eye contact, looks around for families adults and smiles when someone looks at her. She will laugh out loud when an adult plays with her. She watches children’s cartoons and movies on the TV and will get excited and point to the screen when the TV is turned on. She picks up toys and attempts to play with them. She still needs instructions in how to appropriately play with toys. She makes vocalizations in an effort to communicate. She eats soft foods from a spoon.
Molly May has undergone multiple surgeries to repair her cleft lip & palate. She is under the continued care of the doctor who is performing these procedures. She is also under the regular care of a neurologist, who diagnosed her with CP in 2018. She had suffered from “constant shaking” resulting in uncontrollable movements up until a few months ago. The social worker reports that this has greatly improved and that Molly May’s movement are now more calm and she also sleeps calmly too. Videos taken in April 2019 show her interacting with toys.

 

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

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*** 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
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!

 

$1,003.10 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!

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

Girl, born 2013

Congenital malformation of the central nervous system
symptomatic epilepsy
atactic syndrome
tetraparesis
porencephalia

Listed: Aug 2014

 

$9,565.68 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013

Cerebral palsy

Listed: April 2019

 

 

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

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

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

Listed: April 2019

 

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

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

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

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

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

Video available.

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

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

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

Listed: March 2019

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

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

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

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2019

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

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

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

December 2019

Boy, born 2013
H-C

Listed: March 2019

Jonah is a such joy to be around. His smile and laughter lights up the room, especially when he really gets going. He loves to cuddle, get kisses, and to be included on what is going on around him. He has some breathing issues and breathes very loudly but does not regularly use anything extra to help him breathe. Jonah has struggled with gaining weight his whole life and his weight gains and losses ebb and flow. In December of 2017 he had g-tube surgery and in December of 2018 he had a nissen to help prevent him from vomiting. Unfortunately the nissen failed and he can vomit again, but does so a lot less than he used to. He is unable to tolerate large amounts of food at a time so he is continuously fed with a feeding pump through his g-tube with a medical formula or blended food. Jonah has very high tone but is on medication to help with that as well as goes to therapy multiple times a week for stretching, massage, exercises, and time in the stander.

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

Jonah has been going to school for a couple of years and has been working on communicating and making more and more choices. He can use a yes/no board or make choices between two things by touching the item or card or by looking in the direction of what he wants. He is continually learning and is reading full sentences and doing elementary math problems. He understands everything and has a great memory. Sometimes in school he likes to play tricks and purposely choose the wrong thing. He usually uses a magnet board and magnetic letters to write words or solve math problems, but he is working on using a touch screen computer and a computer that uses eye gaze. The eye gaze has been tricky though because he is always moving his head.

Jonah needs a family who can advocate for his care and love him fiercely. He needs access to more doctors than he has available in the country he is in to address and test some of his needs that cannot be done here. He is an incredible kid and deserves (and desperately needs) more medical care than he can get in his country. Jonah has been through a lot medically already in his life and has some medical trauma. We would love to see him have the best care he can get so he can increase his quality of life and hopefully need to see doctors less often.

Jonah has a matching grant of $150!  When his grant reaches $1387, he’ll receive an additional $150!

$1,265.60 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!

Girl, born 2011
H-C
Developmental delays, deaf, VSD, history of seizures

Listed: March 2019

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

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

Sasha has a matching grant of $200!  When her grant reaches $1298, she’ll receive an additional $200!

$1,158.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 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 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2019

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

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

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

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