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Asia General Information

The orphan crisis for children with Down syndrome and other special needs crosses every political and continental border, extending through the countries of Asia.  Although many reside in foster homes, they are still discarded and need a forever family of their own.

 

China, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Philippines all do an outstanding job of documenting each child’s social history, as well as providing thorough medical history and updates for potential adoptive families.   The process to adopt in these countries is very straightforward and predictable.  We have outstanding agency partners serving these children.  Length of travel and other requirements have been markedly relaxed over the last year, and even allow for single moms and larger families to adopt.

 

Despite all of these positive features, our Asian children are often the last to be chosen.  Please help us raise awareness and find adoptive families for them!

 

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Bradley

Boy, born June  2010
PRC
Congenital heart disease, cerebral palsy

Listed: Sept 2012

Bradley arrived at the institute when he was 1.5 years old. In the beginning, he could not stand, is very quiet and his cries were not loud. He slept well through the night. His eyes could not follow the movement of toys and could not find the source of noise. He has limited awareness of his surroundings.

His motor development is delayed.  He cannot speak and is a timid and quiet little boy.

$21.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Franklin

Boy, born March 2008
PRC
Cerebral palsy, High tension in four limbs, and congenital heart disease

 

 

*** 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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Fern

Fernuodated filepicture2Fernupdated file pictureGirl, born Aug 2010
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Listed: January 2013

She can laugh aloud. She waves her head when happy. She grasps little toys with left hand and put them into her mouth to bite them. She can sit alone for a short time. She looks around when someone speaks to her.

Fern has a good physical state, has balanced nutrition, has a routine life every day, good living habits but is choosy about food.

From an adoptive parent who saw her in April 2014:
Let me start by saying my heart broke for this little one. She is unable to sit up or feed herself. She cannot walk. She was brought to me in the crib. She smiled when I spoke to her and she grabbed my hand when I placed mine in hers. She laughed when we tickled her and she seemed to enjoy my attention. The nannies say she can smile and laugh when tickled. She can chew and swallow food. She has a familiar caretaker and smiles when she is with her. She is described as a very content child. She is easy going.

Note: Fern’s updated file pictures do show her sitting up, although she may be supported by leaning on the wall in one picture. She desperately needs a family who can get her out of the crib and into therapy so she can be all that she can be!

$103.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Helen

Helen2014Girl, born Dec 2008guardianangel
PRC

Listed: Jan 2013

Helen was born with encephalocele, which is type of neural tube defect that occurs very early in fetal life where the embryo’s cells that form the skull do not come together to close over the brain. The result is a defect in the bones of the skull, causing brain tissue to protrude from the skull.

Helen

Helen loves to make herself laugh. She enjoys spending her time playing, humming, and observing things around her. She is doing well and getting strong. She is able to walk with help and has recently been able to pull herself up. She loves to go outside to the playground and practice her walking. Her smile is so cute and her laugh so hearty.

Helen has had surgery, and additional information is available about her surgeries and hospitalizations.  She has vision concerns, and has recently begun speaking a few words.

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

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Sarea

Guardian AngelGirl, born May 2009
PRC
postoperative hydrocephalus, postoperative meningocele (spina bifida), optic nerve atrophy, Cerebral palsy

Listed: Jan 2013

At the first sight, we were impressed by her black eyes. Her eyes were big and black, which seemed to talk. As she grew up, we found her hair was beautiful, black and soft. Till now we do not cut her hair. The caretaker likes dressing her and do various hair style for her. She received the surgery of meningocele and hydrocephalus. Now she is diagnosed as cerebral palsy and optic nerve atrophy. Her motion ability is poor and limbs are not powerful. She can turn over, can lie on the stomach, but can not sit. Additionally her mental development is delayed. She can not speak, just makes some unconscious sounds, she seems to dislike toys and not sensitive to the sounds.  Now she can eat the fixed food, mainly vegetable, meat, egg, noodles, oatmeal, porridge, rice, etc. She also likes fruits. She rarely has illness.

She is slight, and shorter than other children of her age. Though she has lots of disadvantages, she is still a lovely and happy baby. She likes smiling, especially when someone is talking with her and teasing her. When someone is hugging her, she is quiet and listening to adults’ talk, sometimes she touches the person’s face. She likes noisy, always turns her head to the sounds. When no one plays with her, she will be upset and call unhappily. Though she is a disabled child, she is lovely as other healthy child. She has the same feeling, desires to be loved and cared. We hope she would grow up healthily and happily and she would have a family with warm and love. We believe she can adapt new place and bring happiness to the family. Bless Sarea!  Wish she can find her parents soon and have a family. Wish she is peaceful all her life.

$78.36 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Elle

Girl, born Sept 2008
PRC
Dandy-Walker syndrome, hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, speech delays

Elle needs regular blood transfusions for her Thalassemia.   Additional medical information available.

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*** 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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Athena

AthenaAthenaGirl, born Feb 2010
PRC

Athena is a sweet little girl who has been diagnosed with congenital cleft palate and a slightly dilated ventricular system.

Listed:  Feb 22, 2013

Athena is an active child who likes riding on the wood horse in the institute. She likes playing with toys and rattles and her favorite toy is the toy bee. Athena likes communicating and playing with her caregivers. She likes to crawl and receive hugs too.

Update 2015:
Athena is a delicate little one who will be 5 years old in February. She came into care when she was about 5 months old and was found to have a cleft palate (no cleft lip), pneumonia, and lots of insect bites. Athena’s main file is almost 3 years old, although there is a brief update and photos from last September. Athena has some slight dilation of the ventricular system, per her medical. As of 4 months ago, she could crawl, and stand with assistance, but could not stand or walk without help. Her palate has not been repaired, thus her speech is very delayed. Athena is active, and enjoys riding the rocking horse. She has favorite toys, and delights in getting them before the other kids! They do not know the cause of Athena’s motor delays, but we do know she needs a loving family and good medical care. Athena is a very loving little girl, who asks for hugs. Are you her family?

$58.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Jinger

Jinger (2)

jinger-2015Girl, born June 2007
PRC
Abnormality of the head, hyperdactylia (extra digit) of left hand and left foot

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015:  “A friend and I met her in September. She has a syndrome of some sort with a facial deformity and extra fingers and toes (6 on each). It doesn’t appear to affect her beyond the visual standpoint. Her hearing and vision are normal. She attends a public special education school where she is in the 3rd grade. Her favorite subject is art. Aspen loves vegetables, but is allergic to seafood. She loves to jump rope and play with balls. Her favorite color is pink.  The orphanage staff described her as shy, kind, friendly to other children, helpful, and obedient. She likes to play with others and is very kind to everyone. Jinger speaks clearly and can communicate just fine, though she was very shy and scared when she first met us. By the time we left, she was more comfortable and full of smiles. She enjoys singing, dancing, playing outside, and helping the nannies. Jinger is a lovely and active girl. She likes listening to music and happy tone could make her happy.

She likes to play house and could imitate putting on clothes for the dolls, feeding and dressing the dolls. She is a girl who likes beauty. She is happy when praised as a beautiful girl. Jinger likes playing games with other children. Sometimes she would help the others to put on socks or shoes. The others are happy to play with her. Jinger is polite and would greet initially with the smile on her face.

Except hyperdactylia (of left hand and left foot) and abnormity of the head she seldom gets sick except occasional cold, but she could recover soon after treatment. She is considerate and we hope that she could blossom like a flower and be happy every day.”

*** 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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Aaron

AaronBoy, born November 2010
PRC

Listed: Feb 2013

Aaron has been diagnosed with Spina Bifida- Mylomeningocele in sacrococcygeal region. He has not received any treatment for this condition at this time.

Aaron is a shy little boy who always has a ready smile. He gets along well with others and is very energetic. Aaron loves playing with his toys especially if they are stuffed and fluffy toys. He is closest to his caretakers and enjoys playing with others. Aaron’s mental development is good and he knows to cooperate when putting on clothes. Aaron can crawl and can respond when speaking to him.

$4.70 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!

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Colby

Colby 2016ColbyBoy, born August 2008
PRC

Listed: Feb 22, 2013

Colby is a precious boy who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Patent Ductus Arteriosus (Congenital Heart Defect). From observation, the heart condition has no obvious affect on daily life.

Colby is active, extroverted, and smiles often. When Colby hears music on the radio, he dances with joy. He does well in dance class and has a good sense of rhythm. Colby also enjoys playing games with other children and likes to watch cartoons.

Update 2016:
Colby is very good at imitating; in his music and dance class, he learned a whole entire dance routine after being shown the first time! He has come a long way since his early days at the orphanage. At first, he was withdrawn and did not actively engage with others. Nowadays, he’s quite active and extroverted—he actively participates in all classroom activities. Although he was diagnosed with Down syndrome and has cognitive delays, his language ability has greatly improved. Every day before school, he’ll wave and say goodbye to his foster mom. When he comes home from school, he’ll say “hello mother” and “hello father” in his native language. Colby knows all the names of his foster family members, and can name common objects and foods. He has some challenges with expressive language but he’s quite good at understanding others. He has great self-care skills such as putting on his clothes and shoes, using the restroom, brushing his teeth, washing his face, and feeding himself. Colby gets along well with other children and likes to play games with them. His report states that he has a congenital heart defect but that it does not have any obvious effects on his day-to-day life; he hasn’t received surgery for his heart as of May 2016. An agency staff member met him on a recent Journey of Hope trip to China and found that he’s quite talented and showed off his martial art and rollerblading skills! He can speak words and simple sentences, but also communicates through pointing, touch, and body language. He’s been living with his foster family for about 5 years and they shared that he’s a great helper around the house and loves outdoor activities.

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

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Hanson

HansonBoy, born 2006
PRC
post-operative mild cerebral palsy

Listed:  March 13, 2013

Hanson is an extroverted boy who is 10 years old.  He was found on a staircase at the subway station when he was 4 years old. His limb and intelligence development is delayed compared to peers, but his motor skills have improved with 2 years of post-operative rehabilitation. When he was admitted, he could only walk short distances and would fall down easily, but now with an improved, but not completely steady walk and run, he can walk long distances, go upstairs and downstairs while holding onto rails and even likes to play outdoor activities. His right hand function has also gotten better as he can grasp most objects and can eat with a spoon. His language development is quite delayed compared to his peers. He can say 3-5 words, and understands simple vocabularies. He is very curious and observant of the things around him, and desires to communicate through play.

Hanson received surgery in October 2012 for posterior rhizotomy of spinal nerves and right carotid sympathectomy part stripping resection. Now he receives postoperative rehabilitation. At this time, Hanson’s muscular tension of left limbs is not high, and his language ability is developing.

*** 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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Phoebe

Phoebe (2)Phoebe (1)Girl, born Sept 2005
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, congenital trichiasis

Listed: May 10, 2013

At the time of abandonment she was 3 years old, still could not walk and speak. She is a child with Down syndrome from her appearance and still has mild CHD and trichiasis after test. At the beginning, her health was not good and often had a cold and fever. Now she can walk and her physical condition is good, just can not speak.

She is a little girl, but she likes playing with older children. She is restless and obstinate, likes doing anything.

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

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Peter

PeterBoy, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2013

Peter is a precious 3 year old boy diagnosed with Down’s syndrome, congenital nystagmus, and polydactyly of the right hand. His limb, language and intelligence development is fairly delayed compared to his peers.

At the age of 1, he could crawl slowly and sit alone, and make sounds unconsciously. At age 2, he could stand while holding onto handrails and could walk with one hand held. He could also understand simple instructions such as “come here” “sit down” and “drink milk.” Now, he can walk steadily, run slowly, and go up and down the stairs while holding onto handrails. He can eat a biscuit by himself and is even practicing eating with a spoon. He can imitate monosyllables and can understand most daily conversations of adults. He is very interested in games and toys, and likes to play with others. Peter is a quiet boy who always has a ready smile. He gets along well with the other children and likes playing outdoors.

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

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Lyle

Boy, born March 2007Lyle (1)Lyle (2)
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2013

Lyle was found in the waiting room of a train station when he was 3 years old. While he can only speak a few words, he understands what is said to him by adults. He is very protective of his friends and will go to their rescue if they are being bullied. He likes to dance and is very good at imitating dances he sees. He is able to dress himself, take care of his own toileting needs and feeds himself. His caretakers feel that he is a bright little guy although intellectually delayed compared to his peers.

He is very protective of his friends and will tell the teachers if he sees someone being bullied.  He has great gross motor development, can jump, run and walk.  He uses the restroom without assistance, dresses himself and can assist in folding clothes.  When we met Lyle, he was the dancer of the orphanage, very social and had great fine motor skills.

He likes to be kissed on the cheek and will respond back with multiple kisses. Lyle is waiting for a family that will cover his little cheeks with kisses and shower him with love.

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

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Zach

Zach (3) Zach (4)Boy, born July 2008
PRC
Zach is an adorable boy diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. His limb, intelligence, and language development is delayed compared to peers.

Zach had some new medical testing done and the results indicate that it may be likely that he has Progressive Muscular Dystrophy and not Cerebral Palsy.  A family should be prepared for that probable diagnosis.

Listed: March 13, 2013

From Zach’s host family (hosted December 2014)
Zach is a lovely 6-year-old boy and an absolute delight. He has a joyful and cheerful disposition, a sweet spirit, and an infectious smile. He is smart and resourceful in his interactions and playing. He enjoys playing with cars, dolls and animals, flying helicopters, and almost any mechanical objects. He enjoys playing pretend games, like pulling pretend luggage around the house and pretending to cook and serve us with play food, plates, cups, saucers, etc. He loves music and often sings as he goes about his day, and he’s been enjoying learning to play his new harmonica. He interacts well with other children: in our case with our 7- and 8-year-old daughters. He also has a good memory and surprised us by quickly learning things like where all of our dishes go and where we turn to get to our house. He has adapted so well to life in a family, and loves the bedtime rituals of bathing, brushing teeth, getting into his pajamas, and reading; but he also has an endearing habit of making sure the proper lights are turned off, doors are locked where they need to be, etc. He clearly is proud to show he can take on big-kid responsibilities. Zach has to work harder than most children to climb up steps and to get himself up off the floor. But he does navigate steps well, though he needs a boost at times getting into vans or other high places. In December, he was still able to walk normally, except that he has to be more careful than other kids in negotiating uneven surfaces, and steps. He doesn’t let this slow him down or limit his activities. On playgrounds, even with many unfamiliar children, he is not inhibited about climbing the equipment and riding down slides. He accepts help sometimes from us or from our children; other times he wants to show that he can do things alone even if it is harder for him. Zach can sometimes act like a much younger boy. He has a strong stubborn streak, which will sometimes manifest itself in a tantrum. Those tantrums did lessen over the weeks, however. He also enjoys being held, cuddled, and paid attention to and will come and say “Mama bao bao” when he wants to be picked up and carried. As our 7-year-old (without prompting from us) wrote in her journal, “Zach is the best boy I have ever met. He is cheerful and happy.” The medical evaluations we were able to do point to significant medical challenges ahead for Zach, and he will need a loving family to support him through those and ensure that he has the best care possible. Zach loves being a part of a family and will be a blessing and joy for whomever is lucky enough to adopt 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 ***

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Amelia

Amelia photo 2Girl, born August 2007
PRC
Tuberos Sclerosis — Congenital Bourneville-Pringle Syndrome

Listed: April 2013

Amelia likes to dance, listen to stories, read picture books, and play hide-and-seek. She came into care around 8 months of age and was sponsored by Half the Sky Foundation’s nurturing program for infants. At 9 months, she could sit steadily alone for a few minutes, grab her feet with her hands, and hold her hands up to be held. At one year of age, she could hold toys and stand when leaning on objects. She enjoyed sitting and rocking on the wooden horse. At 15 months, she was more outgoing and could stand for a long time when holding onto a support. She could grasp toys nearby and she could walk slowly with assistance. When it was time to take a nap, she would shake her head “no.” She could pick up objects with her thumb and index fingers.

Her condition became more serious in 2009, and we hope to see her come home soon so that she can receive the best medical treatment for her condition. Her caregivers exercise her daily to improve her symptoms, and say that “she has already taken the first step in life and will do better in the future.”

*** 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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David-2

Boy, Born May 2011
PRC
Down syndrome and pentalogy of fallot (heart condition)

This DARLING gift was born and left abandoned outside an apartment building.  Authorities were never able to locate his parents, but thank God they found him!   David has been living in an orphanage with outstanding medical care and lots of attention and love.  He is so young, and will benefit so greatly from further early intervention and a loving forever family.

Full medical records, social history, and more photos available.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$3,622.59 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Tobin

Tobin-ChinaBoy, born January 2008
Down syndrome
PRC

At the age of 3 years: he could sit steadily, sit up from supine position then stand up when holding onto handrails.  He could practice horizontally walking quite well while holding onto handrails and even step on one bar. He could take step with one hand held, switch a toy between hands, and pick up small pills with thumbs and index fingers. He could take off clothes with both hands. He could cover his face with clothes and towel to play peekaboo with an adult. He could follow guide to watch the objects an adult points to. He could repeat one motion from adults, take out food from a pocket, understand simple words, and play with other children in the playroom of the kindergarten. He could be cooperative with putting on clothes. He knows the motions of welcoming and goodbye and the game of pinching fingers. When being cuddled by an adult, he could automatically kiss him or her. He could eat all kinds of food. He is shy when being called his name and covers his face with both hands. He likes playing balls, finger game.  He is extroverted.

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

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Boden

boden boden4Boy, born April 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed October 11, 2012

Updated pictures from 2016

Boden was found in front of a building when he was 3 years old. He is a healthy, active and lovely boy.  Boden likes going to his school and participates in classroom activities. His teachers just love him!

Boden likes to crawl up his caretakers leg and into their laps. He will lean in for a snuggle. He is a great imitator and likes to imitate his caretakers cleaning up the room. This handsome little guy is just waiting for a family to scoop him up, snuggle and include him in their fun adventures!

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

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Jennings

Boy, born June 18 2010
PRC
Deformity of fingers of both hands; congenital blepharoptosis of both eyes, divergent squint; He has mild hydrocephalus, deformity of right ear (does not affect hearing)

Listed: Dec 2012

Jennings can roll over alone, but he can not sit straightly or crawl, his arms can yield and stretch. He can open his hands freely and can use hand to touch foot, and he can do some simple hand motion, like he can hold small things, can clap both hands. But compared with peers, the flexibility of his hands are not very good, and his hands can not hold large things, and his fingers can not stretch to straight; his leg development is normal can yield and stretch.

Jennings was not talking yet, but was babbling (report from 2011).  Additional pictures available.

UPDATE (2016): This delightful young man is Jennings! He was found abandoned as a newborn, and he is now a sweet 6 year old. He is a little shy, but he is very willing to meet new people. He has a lot of fun on the playground but his hands are not very flexible, so having his nannies there makes him feel more comfortable. Jennings’s physical development is a little bit slow, and he is a little small for his age. His nannies feel that his intelligence level is average and he just started attending classes in the community school. He needs reminders to use the restroom during the day, and he wears diapers at night. His ear malformation does not seem to affect his hearing, but both of his eyelids droop so he does have to look up a bit to see clearly.

$126.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Sean

Boy, Born December 2008
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed prior to 2010

Updated photo from 2016!

Update from 2016:  He is easy going, cannot walk without assistance, understands simple instructions, affectionate, and doesn’t interact with children much because he isn’t moving around.

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010:  “Sean was found abandoned by the riverside at the age of 4 months.  Sean is doing super and is well loved by his nannies!” Update from 2012: After his rehabilitation we feel his physical development is very good, he can clearly call father and mother, can sit alone, stand alone, can walk with holding something. He can not walk alone steadily, can feed himself snacks without help, good appetite, likes playing with other children sitting on the floor, occasionally he will challenge his favorite toys with other children. He is very favorable, and we hope him can find a family sooner to have parents to love him to live happier life.

More photos available, along with full social history and medical records Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

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

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Penelope

Girl, born 2008
PRC

Listed: Nov 2012

Penelope has been diagnosed as deaf. She is also post-operative for a PDA heart condition and has received treatment for cataracts, which do limit her vision. Penelope can visually perceive light and people moving around her.

Penelope came into care when she was about a year and a half old. She has good development of fine motor skills in that she could do the motions of grasping, holding, picking and putting things down as well as feeding herself. She has a strong sense of curiosity and experiences the world primarily by touch. We hope she can be adopted by a family who can provide her with the special education and care she 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 ***

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Cooper

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Cooper has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and CHD (ASD). He is described as a cute boy with a ready smile. According to his file, he can stand and walk back and forth with support of a rail. His file states Cooper can pick up toys and enjoys throwing them on the floor and giggling. Cooper’s file shows that he is beginning to say simple words, such as “mama”, and will smile and laugh to express his feelings. His file indicates that he loves to laugh, dance, and play with other children.

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

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

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Juliet

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital laryngeal

Juliet is introverted and enjoys being cuddled by her caretakers. According to her 2017 report, she is only able to raise her head and is non-verbal. Juliet’s file states that she laughs when being teased and enjoys music toys.

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

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

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Misty

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Misty has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, postoperative CHD, and mild anemia. She is described as quiet, friendly, and with a ready smile. According to her file, she can walk while holding onto something or if she is standing against a wall. Misty’s file states that she understands her name and can understand simple instructions. Her file says she smiles at caretakers she recognizes, opens her arms for a hug, and likes being held. Misty’s file shows she laughs loudly when playing, she enjoys toy blocks, and likes watching cartoons.

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

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

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Holleigh

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2019

Holleigh is a precious baby girl! Her orphanage reports that her mental and physical development is better than other peers with Down syndrome. As of 14 months of age, Holleigh was rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and playing with toys with both hands. Holleigh is reported to have a slower reaction and wasn’t yet able to follow directions. She is a sound sleeper and loves her milk. Holleigh is said to be very strong and healthy! She loves playing with toys and small bells on the activity mats. We hope Holleigh’s forever family will see her and get her home while she is still so young!

Update from June 2019 with pics & video!  Holleigh is doing well & is generally healthy.  She’s active and likes to play; she doesn’t like to be held. She sits well, can crawl, and can pick up small objects. She doesn’t speak yet, but she does respond to her name.

Video 1, Video 2

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

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

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

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Jia

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect

Listed: June 2019

Jia is a beautiful and gentle little girl. Jia likes playing alone and entertaining herself. She doesn’t interact with adults and the other children much, but she isn’t scared of them either and she will occasionally open her arms and ask for a hug. Jia really likes milk and does not care for congee at all. At the time her file was prepared, she was not yet potty trained. Jia was raising her head, responding to sounds, and laughing loudly when teased at the age of three months. By six months, she could roll over. Jia was sitting with support at one year of age and was reaching for and grasping objects. She can now sit unsupported, crawl, and pick up and toss toys. Jia was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- PFO. We are hoping to get an update!

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

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

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

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Angela

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.

$1,350.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Able

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

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 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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

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April

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.

 

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

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

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Anderson

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.

$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!

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Jordyn

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Jordyn’s caregivers describe him as a very energetic boy who likes playing games with other kids. He has good control over his hands and fingers – he can turn pages in a book and enjoys tearing paper. He especially likes being outdoors and playing with toy blocks or balls. Jordyn is a happy little boy who needs a family to help him explore and learn!

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

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

 

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Kennedy

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (repaired)

Listed: June 2019

Sweet, adorable Kennedy is a “girly-girl” who just needs her family!  Kennedy has Down syndrome as well as CHD that was repaired in 2011. Kennedy now lives in a family home with 4 other children. She is excited when seeing others and will run over and hold their hands and walk with them. She loves to sing songs and help her teacher hand out snacks. She can walk and run, and walk the balance beam. She loves to “play house”, helps others, and has good self-care skills.

$46.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Sonny

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 ***

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Mateo

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2019

Mateo is a smiley, outgoing, responsible, and very loving boy, with Down syndrome, a right eye sty, and a right undescended testicle. Mateo came into care around three years of age and he has been living in a foster family for quite some time. Since he entered the foster care program, Mateo has made big gains! His foster mother says he is a smart kid and always takes the opportunity to talk about his merits. She works hard with him in order to improve his daily living skills and independence. Mateo likes chatting with people and playing with other kids. He really enjoys dancing and singing too! He is a good helper around the house and he loves taking care of his younger foster siblings, some of whom he has already had to say goodbye to. Mateo is also said to be a good student, who likes talking to his classmates and participating in his classes. He has learned to recognize some simple shapes and some characters. He can also count to 50 and write his full name. Be sure to watch Mateo’s videos to see how well he interacts with other kids and how well he’s doing in school with counting, following instructions, and dancing. We hope that Mateo’s forever family will fall in love with his bright eyes and magical smile and that they will bring him home soon!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

There’s a $2000 agency grant available for Mateo with his current adoption agency.

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

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

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Benson

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

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.
$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

Listed: January 11, 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.

$4,092.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Bradlee

Boy, born 2008
PRC
beta thalassemia major

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!

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Julian

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2019

Julian’s file states that he can stand while holding objects like tables or peoples clothing.  His file also says he likes to play with balls and his favorite game is hide and seek. He likes it when his caregiver puts a towel on his head and plays peek a boo, he smiles and giggles happily. Julian’s favorite food is noodles.

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Channing

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Channing has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. His file states that his name means cypress in the spring, green and luxuriant, full of vitality. According to his file, he smiles when being teased and will stare at his caretakers wanting to be held. When he is held, he likes lying his head on his caretakers shoulder. Channing’s file says he can turn over by himself, raise his head, coordinate his hands, and sit up with an adults help. His file states he likes to do passive exercises and listen to music.

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

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

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Lance

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Lance lives in a large Asian country and has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, postoperative repair of congenital heart disease, bilateral cryptorchidism and postoperative repair of right indirect inguinal hernia. His file states that Lance has good self-care skills, he can fold his clothes, take off his shoes, and put them away. According to his file, he loves listening to his teacher tell stories, he can read simple words, and understand basic questions. Lance’s file says he enjoys finger painting and singing and dancing to songs. His file indicates he likes to run, jump, and play sports.

 

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

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Duncan

Boy, born 2009
PRC
beta thalassemia major

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!

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-duncanupdate
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-duncanupdate2
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-duncanupdate3
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-duncan

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!

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Everly

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (PFO and PDA)

Everly is a precious little girl, born with Down syndrome and Congenital Heart Disease- PFO and PDA. Everly’s caretakers all like her a lot and noted that she is a very curious and observant little girl. Everly was rolling over by 10 months of age. Despite being smaller, she could get anywhere she wanted or get anyone’s attention by rolling across the room! She is able to make sounds and her caretakers report that she makes the cutest faces too! Everly has always enjoyed sitting in her rocking chair and making it move. She likes musical toys and interacting with people. Everly will turn to smile when she is called by her caretaker and she will also raise her hands to ask for cuddles from others too. At the time her file was prepared, Everly was learning how to crawl. She is being loved on while she waits for a forever family of her own, that is for sure!

Update June 2019:  These videos show her play and developmental level. She self soothes by rocking her chair, lots of oral stuff (putting toys to mouth), and is starting the “chuck the toy over the side.” She also has some pre-verbal sounds.  Video 1, Video 2

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

$42.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Brad

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Bradley is a sweet baby who delights in exploring the toy shelf. He is quick to pick out his favorite toys and grab them off the shelf. He was born with Down syndrome but no other noted medical issues. Bradley is a happy little baby who loves to be cuddled. Like most babies with Down syndrome Bradley is delayed in many areas but he is making impressive progress. He is crawling and cruising on furniture. He can even walk a few steps independently. He loves to imitate sounds and is now able to say a few words. Even though he is still very young he is already understanding what his nannies are saying to him and following simple directions. Bradley is ready from some excitement and nothing is going to hold him back!

Bradley is ready to meet every challenge with a smile. Will you be there to help him?

Families may qualify for a $5,000 grant from his current agency.

$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!

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Wendy

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

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!

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Gwen

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Gwen has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and nystagmus. Gwen is described as optimistic, outgoing, and smiley. Her file states that she can stand and walk with support. According to her file, Gwen likes playing with her shoes, making excited ah-ah sounds, and listening to music, where she wiggles to the songs.

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

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

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Cynthia

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

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 the end of 2019, 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!

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Barrett

Boy, born 2009
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

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!

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Adalia

Girl, born 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2019

Sweet Adalia is 12 years old, and weighs 44 pounds. Agency staff met her in 2011, and still … she waits. She is in desperate need of a family.  She must be adopted by her 14th birthday, or she will be un-adoptable!  These photos are from March 2019.

Adalia is able to crawl and can stand with support. Her caregivers say that she refuses solid food, so she only eats food that is very watered down. Her favorite toy is a rocking horse. There is a video of her crawling over and climbing up to rock for a while. The nannies note that she does not interact with those around her and does not follow directions. Adalia receives some simple therapy in the orphanage and the teachers there work with her as well.

What Adalia needs most is to receive the one-on-one attention that a family could provide and the unconditional love of her very own mom and dad.

She has a $3,000 grant with her current agency.

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

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Timm

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome, ASD, PDA, and pulmonary hypertension

Timm is a handsome little fellow who was born January 2015, and who enjoys listening to music and playing with toys. He is quiet, shy and gets along well with the others around him. When he sees someone he knows he will reach out for them to hold him and while being held he will rest his head on their shoulders. He is close with his foster mother, and will always watch her when she is nearby, and dances with joy when she comes over to him. Timm has Down syndrome, as well as a congenital heart defect (ASD, PDA, and Pulmonary Hypertension). In May 2015 he had a surgical procedure for his heart and is said to have recovered well.

As of November 2017, he can sit, stand and walk while holding on to rails or by having both of his hands held. He is able to hold a bottle, but needs help when drinking from a straw. He does not yet use words but will make “ah” sounds to express his needs. He knows what ‘no’ means and will cry when disciplined. Timm can feed himself crackers and becomes happy when he sees food! He is waiting to make memories with his very own family.

$23.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Will

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

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 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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

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

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Lark

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Lark is a precious little girl! Lark is optimistic and she likes to play with tiny balls and toy blocks. She is especially curious about new toys. Her teacher gives her attentive care, often holding her and talking to her. She also takes Lark outside to enjoy the sunshine. As of November of 2017, she could scoot around and walk while holding onto something for support. She was babbling, but not yet saying words. Lark does understand and can follow simple instructions. Her teacher is working hard with her on language, recognizing objects, and physical activities.  The agency is hoping for an update soon.

Lark has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with a specific adoption agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

$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!

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Anney

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

Anney’s file states that she is a cuddly girl who loves being held by her caretakers. Her file says she loves to laugh and clap her hands when happy. Her pictures capture her bright and happy smile that light up a room.

$30.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Kai and Konner

Boys, born 2008 & 2010
PRC
Blood condition

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.

Eligible families may qualify for an agency grant, in addition to a $15,000 Child-Specific Grant (exp. 5/15/2019) from the agency.

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

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

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Philip

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Philip’s file shows he likes interacting in school and playing with his peers. Philips file says that his favorite toys are balls and toy cars. According to his file, he can walk freely on a flat floor, run, and jump.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$27.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Melody

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Melody is a little peanut who couldn’t be cuter! Melody knows the nanny who takes care of her and is very close to her. She is described as smiley, shy, and energetic. She recognizes the other children in her room and enjoys playing with them. Melody feeds herself with a bottle and likes to eat crackers too. She is afraid of strangers, but will actively ask for hugs from the nanny who cares for her. Being held is one of her very favorite things! Melody will let her nanny know she is not happy if the nanny holds another child first or is too busy to hold her. Melody reacts when called and can understand simple instructions. She is now saying some single words and will say a sentence every once in a while, but it is hard to understand. She is finally walking and appears very small for her age.

Agency staff have met her multiple times and note that she is sweet, has a precious laugh, doesn’t cry much, is often happy, and is a good sleeper. One of our traveling families even had the blessing of meeting her last year. Melody will surely bring so much joy to her forever family!

The agency has several photos — and videos!  NEW VIDEO (make sure to see her beaming smile when she finally gets picked up at about the 41 second mark); and 2018 VIDEO from when a traveling family met her.

Melody’s current adoption agency has a $5000 grant for her adoption!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through the end of 2019, 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!

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Jayla

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Jayla is an adorable little girl! She loves candy and has a good appetite! She likes to listen to music and play games. Jayla is said to get along well with the others around her, though she is a true introvert who prefers to play alone. At one year old, she could roll over and sit with support. By two years, she could crawl, sit on her own, and feed herself finger foods. She was babbling to the other children. As of November of 2017, she could walk while pushing a rolling toy and her hands are flexible. Her favorite activity is playing outdoors and she enjoys toys that make noise. Jayla has a couple new pictures and a written update (Feb 2019). She definitely needs a loving family and access to resources she needs to thrive.

We hope Jayla’s family sees her soon!  Her current adoption agency has a grant of $5000 for her adoption!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through the end of 2019, 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!

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Ishmael

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Ishmael is a quiet, well-behaved little boy who loves to play outside. He can stand for a long time with his hands holding something for support, feed himself with his fingers, and he imitates simple words. He wraps his arms around his caregiver’s neck as they move around the room. Ishmael is described as a sweet boy who gets along well with other children.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Naomi

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, anal atresia, post-operative of sigmoidostomy

Listed: Feb 2019

Sweet little Naomi is two years old. Naomi is described by her caregivers as cute, chubby and fair-skinned. She is full of energy and in August she was crawling everywhere and pulling to stand. Whenever her nannies call her name, she will crawl quickly to them and hold her arms out to be picked up. She loves being held. Naomi also loves playing with toys and with her little friends. She is fond of music and will rock her body to the rhythm. She is not shy around strangers and has a ready smile.

Naomi entered the care of the orphanage at just two days old. Soon after she was sent for surgery due to anal atresia. A sigmoid colostomy was done at that time. We are waiting for an update on Naomi to find out if the colostomy has since been reversed. When Naomi was 5 months old it was confirmed that she has a congenital heart disease (minor PFO). She is also suspected to have Down syndrome due to her facial features.

$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!

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Abel

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, post-operative of polydactylism of the right fingers, hearing loss

Listed: Feb 2019

Abel is generally a contented child who likes to have the caregivers play games with him. He will giggle when the games include shaking rattles, mirrors, and hide-and-seek. He has general delays in walking and talking which is typical for children with Down syndrome. He enjoys being in the class with other children and he likes watching what goes on around him.

Abel’s report (from June 2017) shares that: He was weak when admitted to the class. Caregivers give him delicate care, he gradually grows up and becomes more and more lovely. At present, Abel could transfer from lying on back to lying on abdomen and vice versa, likes playing on the mattress, he would be very happy when caregivers tease him with rattles.  While lying on back, caregiver shake her hand in front of him, he would giggle, smile when being teased. He often scratch his forehead or look at his hands. He would lift his head high supported with arms against the mattress, look around, play toys with handle.  Abel could grasp toys on the toy shelf, try to grasp little towel covering on his face, clap his hands and laugh. He often roll for toys far away, he likes looking at the mirror, shake his head seeing himself in the mirror, try to touch himself in the mirror.

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

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

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Isaak

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, postoperative repair of congenital heart disease

Listed: Feb 2019

If you need a joyful smile to brighten your day, Isaac is your guy! Isaac was born  with Down syndrome and has already had a procedure for Heart Disease. He also has esotropia of his left eye. This little guy lives life with gusto. Isaac is extremely friendly and doesn’t know a stranger! Isaac lives with a foster family while he waits for adoption.

$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!

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Xander

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome; physical developmental delays

Listed: Feb 2019

This little cutie pie is Xander, who was born with Down Syndrome. He came into care when he was about six months old, and joined a foster family when he was 9 months old. He is especially close to his foster uncle. Xander can walk unsupported and ride a trike. He loves to play with others and follows instructions. Xander loves to play outside.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$145.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Selma

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Darling Selma loves playing in the water, and she kicks her legs to splash in it every day. Her caregivers say she has bright eyes and a pure heart, and they all adore her. When being cuddled she will touch your face while looking at you sweetly! She loves eating, and will shout happily when she sees a bottle coming, but if you ask her to sleep she’ll roll on her side and grumble. Selma has Down syndrome, and no other known health needs. When she was first admitted into the orphanage she was noted to be malnourished and had eczema on her neck and ear, but with treatment her skin cleared. She had difficulties keeping her milk down and she had poor sucking ability; however, with the proper care these matters improved. Selma’s development is delayed, so she attends rehabilitation training. They are working on crawling, but as of October 2017 she hadn’t mastered it quite yet. She can say ‘mom’ and ‘grandmother’ and will observe the facial expressions of the adults around her. If you walk by her she will make sounds and if you leave her she will cry! Her greatest need if for a family to take her to place called home.

$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!

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Jennie

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Precious Jennie needs to find her family! Just watching her video makes your heart yearn to bring her home! Video (pw is jenny)

Jennie was born late 2011 with Down syndrome. She was met by an adoptive mama, who I am sure would love to talk to anyone interested in this sweet girl! Jennie’s photos and video show her darling personality. She seems so outgoing, funny and affectionate! She will be the perfect addition to any family!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through the end of 2019, 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!

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Paulie

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Paulie is doing his best to grow in all aspects of his life. Paulie can sit up for a few minutes and he is learning transitional movements from sitting to crawling, moving forward on his stomach and using his arms and legs (one of the steps towards crawling). Paulie doesn’t talk yet, but is headed in that direction. He makes recognizable sounds to communicate. These include clicking his tongue to show happiness. This is a new sound of self-expression to communicate and we are excited because it is an effort he makes towards speech! He does not speak words at this time, but he is using more vocal sounds to express joy or unhappiness. Paulie’s fine motor skills are satisfactory. He enjoys playing with toys that hang on strings or toys that can dangle. Paulie has Down Syndrome but he is working hard to be all that he can be. He has great enthusiasm for life and an even greater smile! Could Paulie be a part of your family?

Paulie’s agency has a $1500 grant for his adoption!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$20.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Wayde

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Wayde’s file indicates that he is a shy young boy who doesn’t like his picture taken. So much so, that he will cover his face if he see’s a camera. His file states that he had difficulty walking at first, but now he can. His file says he loves all types of food, he even will eat chili peppers. Wayde’s file shows that he loves playing so much that if he could, he would stay up all night to play. According to Wayde’s file he is nonverbal.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, 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!

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Zelda

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Zelda’s file says she is an active young girl, who is extroverted, and has a ready smile. Zelda’s file indicates that she likes to play with others, watch TV, and listen to music. According to her file, she has normal motor function; she can sit, crawl, stand steadily alone, and walk while holding railings. Her file states that she is non-verbal, but will try to imitate words. Her file shows that she can distinguish who is a stranger and who she knows.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through the end of 2019, 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!

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Keven

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Keven’s caretakers describe him as friendly, playful and affectionate. His file states a diagnosis of Down’s syndrome. According to his last report in April of 2018, Keven is attending Kindergarten and loves it! He listens to his teacher, follows directions and always pushes in his chair when he leaves his desk. We are told by his caretakers that he rarely speaks, but he understands and follows simple instructions. Keven enjoys playing outdoors and gets along well with other children. His file states that he has a good appetite and does not have any trouble eating.  The agency is happy to share more information about Keven with interested families.

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

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Aubrey

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Aubrey’s caregivers say that she is a quiet girl with a clear mind and has shown good responses to stimulus. Her file states that she has a good appetite and sleeps well during the night. Her most recent information indicated she can sit up, and crawls well on her own. We have requested updated information on Aubrey and the agency would love to have a family waiting for her when it arrives.

$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!

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Jim

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect – PFO

Listed: Feb 2019

Jim is a precious little boy with the best smile!  He has been hospitalized for pneumonia and a femoral fracture in the past. Jimmy’s motor development is delayed. As of October of 2018, he could not sit, crawl, or walk independently. He does like to roll over and play with his hands and feet. Jim cannot speak, but knows how to get the attention of his caregiver. He loves to cuddle and tease with his caregiver. Jim is cared for in the infant area with six other children his age. He gets up at 6:00, drinks a bottle of formula at 6:30, drinks water at 9:30, drinks another bottle of formula at 11:00, naps from 12:00-14:00, drinks water at 14:10, takes a bath at 15:00, drinks another bottle of formula at 18:30, and goes to bed at 19:30. He takes a tub bath 3 times every week in spring and autumn, twice per week in the winter, and once per day in the summer. Jimmy loves playing with baby toys and spending time outdoors in the sunshine. Jimmy really needs a family that can pour love into him and help him get the resources he needs to continue to develop.

$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!

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Clementine

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Clementine loves greeting people!  Sweet Clementine is always ready to say hello with a big smile to new arrivals. Clementine was born with Down syndrome and is delayed in all areas. Physically her skills are quite good and she has good strength. She was sitting independently, standing with something to hold for support and crawling at 15 months. She loves to imitate sounds and words and is quick to greet people. Clementine is a happy, good-natured baby who is ready to thrive in a family!

Are you ready to be the one to get all of Clementine’s smiles?

Families may qualify for a $5,000 subsidy through her current adoption agency.

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

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

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Livi

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Livi is a cuddler!

Listed: Feb 2019

Livi is a smiley little girl who is loves people. She is quick to grab her caregiver’s attention with her big smiles and happy babbles. Livi was born with Down syndrome and is typical for her need, is delayed in all areas of her development. Otherwise, she has enjoyed good health. Livi loves to play peek-a-boo and enjoys stroller trips outside. At 1 ½ years, Livi can sit confidently, roll easily, and grabs toys. The agency has requested an update and look forward to see what this little charmer has been up to recently.

Families may qualify for a $5,000 subsidy through the adoption agency who currently has her file.

$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!

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Shaw Finn

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD and PFO.

Listed: Feb 2019

Shaw is a precious little boy!  In June of 2016, he underwent surgery to repair his ASD. Shaw came into care at the approximate age of one. At that time, he could stand and walk against the rails, and could not speak. Part of his name means handsome, which he was given to him because he was said to be the most handsome boy among kids with Down syndrome in the whole orphanage! Shaw is described as active, cute, and smiley. He can now walk, jump, and move flexibly. Shaw has an adorable laugh and the most beautiful eyes. He understands simple instructions and can feed himself. He is not picky and is a good sleeper too. From his file photos, it appears Shaw loves wearing gloves! He also likes playing games with the other children and playing with toy cars. We couldn’t help but notice how sweet he is with the other children too, helping to give them bottles and feed them. Shaw is going to make some very lucky so happy and we can’t wait to see who!

VIDEO

Shaw has a $1,500 agency grant for his adoption with the agency who currently holds his file. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

$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!

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Journey

Girl, born in 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect- PDA

Listed: Feb 2019

Journey is a beautiful little girl with a warm smile! Journey is not a picky eater and can feed herself, but won’t necessarily eat as much as she should so she does get some help to make sure she is eating enough to fill her up. She really likes milk and fruits. Journey can walk stably and can go up and down stairs using the handrail. She is said to be calm and cautious. Sometimes if she thinks the stairs, for example, are dangerous she will sit on the stairs and move down with her hands and feet. Journey’s favorite toys are toy dogs and the red plasma car. Because she doesn’t speak much, Journey has trouble expressing her needs and does need some assistance with toileting. She communicates with her gorgeous eyes and through gestures and actions. When people greet her, Journey smiles happily. Journey is an affectionate little girl. For a period of time, she would go down one set of stairs to the office on the second floor when the caretaker was not looking. She would appear suddenly behind one of the workers there and pat the worker. That worker would sometimes then go visit her activity room and Journey would come forward immediately and hug the worker tightly. Her hugs are said to be so tight they are like bear hugs. We can’t wait to see what lucky family is going to be blessed to not only have this little girl in their home and family, but to see those smiles and receive those bear hugs every day!

Video 1 & Video 2

Journey has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with the agency who currently holds her file. 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 additional $5,000 Grant!  Through the end of 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$203.00 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!