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Flora

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CP, Post-op CHD

Listed: January 2018

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

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

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

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Hector


Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2018

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

$1,173.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Lexie

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Blind

Listed: January 2018

January 2018 Written Update:   Lexie will be 5 years old in February. She has been attending preschool for 1 ½ years. She comes to school Monday-Friday from 8-4:30 pm.  For a little while she was in foster care organized by another nonprofit that works in her orphanage but for the last year she has been living in the orphanage. There are currently 9 children attending this school. Most of the other children came when they were older and have additional special needs. None of the other children are verbal and we believe this has affected her development as well. She doesn’t have any peers she can interact with. Even though the other children are older than her they are developmentally behind. She can speak in short sentences. She can make some requests and sometimes answer simple questions. In the last few weeks we have seen a change in her behaviors. She used to be a very happy little girl who played easily on her own or with teachers. She used to be able to follow commands and two step directions. She could sing along to songs. Now she seeks people out and wants to be with someone all the time. If they don’t respond right away she will start hitting herself indicating she needs someone to be with her and help her regulate. She is generally happier when she has a person with her. The teachers have had to assign her a teacher as her hands were becoming bruised and swollen. The teacher is worried about how the orphanage is affecting her and she has brought her out of the orphanage on weekends and she has never hit herself when they are together outside of the orphanage. They have a really sweet relationship and she is comforted by her when she is upset.

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Lexie’s adoption with her current agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

The agency has videos available, too.

$153.00 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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Poppie

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome/CHD (post surgery)

Listed:  Jan 2018

Meet Poppie! This little one is 2 years old, and so sweet! These photos were taken when she was about to turn 1 year old. Poppie came into care as a baby, and was found to have Down syndrome as well as some heart issues; VSD/ASD/PDA/PH, of which the VSD and PDA have been surgically corrected. Poppie has the developmental delays typically seen in kids with Down syndrome. She is engaging, observant…and, of course, incredibly cute! Poppie loves her nanny, and also loves to play.

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

$111.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Katelyn

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (ASD)

Listed:  Jan 2018

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

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

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

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

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Annie Mae

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome / CHD (post surgery)

Listed:  Jan 2018

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

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

$504.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Ethan

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Jan 2018

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

$200.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Lydia

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Jan 2018

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

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

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

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Zoe

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome / delayed growth & development

Listed:  Jan 2018

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

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

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

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

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Lissa

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

Listed:  Jan 2018

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

 

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

$1,001.09 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Otto

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Jan 2018

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

NEW VIDEO

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

$109.00 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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Nora

Girl, born 2006
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease (repaired)

Listed: April 2017

Nora is an amazing little girl. She was hosted in the US in the summer of 2016 by a family who hoped to adopt her but were denied — They are willing to talk with anyone interested in knowing more about this precious child.

Nora is very independent and cognitively very able. She was able to confidently take care of all her needs. She has extremely long hair that she did not like to have to brush, but was willing to have it braided to have it out of her way. She spoke very clearly in her native languate and was able to communicate her needs to her host family. She ate well and was very healthy. She adored the younger children in the family and wanted to help in caring for them. She enjoyed having jobs to do with the other children in the home. She liked to play outside and go on trips but she also loved to look at picture books and draw in notebooks. She loves animals. Nora did tend to get fairly grumpy when given sugar – so it is best to limit her intake. At times she would shake her head no and cry if she did not want to do something (like go to bed) but always chose to comply when her host parents repeated their direction.

She was examined by a pediatrician, dentist, and ophthalmologist while in the US. The pediatrician said she was very healthy and well taken care of. She also said Nora’s heart sounded very healthy. Nora does not need glasses but does have a few cavities that will need some treatment once she is adopted.

Nora would do very well in a family – she loves being with people, especially children. She adored her host dad in particular but also loved to snuggle with her host mom and their children. She is very bright and curious. She wants to learn and explore. She is a treasure just waiting to be claimed.

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

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LEIA

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

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

Listed:  Dec 2017

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

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

*** I am eligible for 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***

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

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

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Jimmy

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Dec 2017

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

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

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

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Addie

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Dec 2017

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

Update!  New videos & photos from May 2019!  Video, Video 2, Video 3

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

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

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

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Beatrice

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed:  Dec 2017

Beatrice came into care when she was about one year old. She has Down syndrome, but no other medical concerns are noted in her file. Beatrice can walk and run steadily and climb the stairs on her own. She can follow instructions, draw with a pen, and loves all kinds of toys. This cute little girl has a ready smile and giggles often. She likes to give kisses to her friends and plays games with them. She is described as a curious, active and adorable little girl. Video available from the agency.

$1,116.94 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!

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Petey

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed Dec 2017

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

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

$200.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Shelbie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

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

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

$1,187.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Hollie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: December 2017

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

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

$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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Tabitha

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

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

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

$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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Jojo

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

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

$5000 is available as a grant from Jojo’s current adoption agency.

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

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

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Terrence

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: December 2017

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

Terrence has a $5000 grant available with his current adoption agency!

$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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Zander

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

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

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

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

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Howie

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

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

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

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

$1,925.90 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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Adelyn

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

Update January 2018:
Adelyn is a precious girl who joined a foster family when she was a year and a half. Adelyn is close to her foster mother and plays with her foster brother. She can jump, go up and down stairs on her own, catch a ball, and skip. She speaks in sentences, understands concepts such as in and out or big and small, and can she can count to ten. Adelyn can be stubborn at times, but she can also follow directions and help out with chores. She loves to sing and dance. Adelyn was born with down syndrome, but has no other medical needs. This sweet girl is full of personality and ready to come home to her forever family!

Adelyn has a $5,000 agency grant for her adoption with her current agency. Video available.

*** 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***

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

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

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Jenna

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: December 2017

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

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

 

$525.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Stella Mae

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (ASD)

Listed: November 2017

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

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

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

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Hope Eloise

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

Hope is ready to give hugs!

Listed: November 2017

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

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

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

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

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Luna

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: November 2017

File update available from Jan 2018!  She is well-behaved for her foster family, and considered “high-functioning.”

Luna is a precious girl, born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect-ASD. Her file is rather outdated, but some more recent pictures and videos were available! Her file notes that she went into a foster family on Oct. 31, 2014. She is said to have a good appetite and is close to her foster grandma. At the time her file was prepared, she was rolling over, sitting independently, and learning how to crawl.

Luna was even speaking simple words and knew her name at the time her file was prepared. She smiles at acquaintances, but is afraid of strangers. Luna loves to drink milk and is an active little girl who likes crowded places, listening to music, toys that make sound, and outdoor activities.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Luna’s adoption.

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

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

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Decklan

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: November 2017

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

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

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$450.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Alan

Alan-update2Boy, born January 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2013

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

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

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

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

$4,783.00 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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Gabriella

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (post-op)

Listed: October 2017

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

*** I am eligible for 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***

$1,222.71 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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Coco

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Coco came into care when she was about six months old. She has Down Syndrome, but is otherwise a healthy little girl. Coco is described as an active child who likes to play outside and can climb up on a chair to look out the window. She can follow instructions, point to her body parts and imitate words. She likes playing games and smiles often.

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

$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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Holly Jo

Girl, born Jan 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: October 2017

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

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

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

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Shyanne

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2017

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

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

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

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

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Tim

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

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

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

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

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

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Scottie

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

$1,105.91 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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Shane Yu

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Colt

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

Listed: October 2017

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

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

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

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Silva

Girl, born May 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Silva likes to look at books and is described as energetic and outgoing.

Silva’s file indicates that she has Down syndrome. She walks independently and goes up and down steps on her own. She likes to listen to music and play with toys. Her favorite toys are dolls.

Silva has a good appetite and gets upset when she sees food that isn’t meant for her (don’t we all know that feeling!). She follows simple instructions, responds to her name, and has fun using crayons to scribble on paper.

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

$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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Louis

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

This darling little guy loves robots and is high functioning. He has mosaic DS and was abandoned at 1 year old.

February 2019 Update: Louis’ caretakers report that Louis is introverted and obedient. He understands what adults say and has normal communication with other kids. Louis can say things like “put away the toys,” “love mama,” “go shopping,” “grandma is here,” and so on. He can follow instructions and is potty- trained. Louis’ gross and fine motor skills are good. He can pick up tiny things, scribble, and draw. He is not in kindergarten yet. Louis has been living with a foster family for two years and he is attached to his foster mother, foster grandma, and foster brother. Louis gets up at 7:30 am, has breakfast at 8:10 am, spends time drawing and playing, drinks milk at 10 am, eats lunch at 11:30 am, takes a nap around 1:00-3:00 pm, has a snack, free activities, dinner at 6:00 pm, watch TV, and goes to bed at 9:30 pm. Louis eats most foods, drinks with a sippy cup, and can feed himself with a spoon. He has not learned English. Louis likes bright colors and he likes going on the slide, playing with balls, and playing with all types of cars.

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The agency that currently has his file is offering a $1500 grant.

$15,000.00 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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Lili

Girl, born 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Lili is such a sweet-hearted girl. She almost always has a smile on her face and gets along well with the other children in her orphanage! Her nannies say she is such a great helper – she is happy to help distribute snacks or help the nanny clean up. She also loves music, and will sing and dance along to her favorite songs.

Lili can run and jump with ease, and she is able to handle many self-care tasks on her own (with a small reminder from her nanny). She can express her needs verbally and is learning how to write simple Chinese characters.

Lili is an amazing girl with so much potential!

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

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Kun

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down Syndrome, Hyaline Septal Variation, Cryptorchidism

Listed: September 2017

Meet Kun! He is 5 years old and will be celebrating his 6th birthday this fall. Kun is a little bit smaller than his peers, but this does not stop him from keeping up with the other kids. He loves to joke and play with them! Kun seems to be happiest when he is outside. He especially loves slides and trampolines! Kun is learning self-care skills and can do a lot of things on his own. He understands what is said to him and can follow directions, but he cannot say many words. Please help this sweet boy find his forever family!

*** 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***

$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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Jai

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down Syndrome, Eyelid Ptosis, Nystagmus

Listed: Sept 2017

Meet Jai! He will be turning 3 years old this fall. Jai’s nannies say he is generally a pretty active kiddo! He loves being outside – when it is time to play outside he is able to recognize his shoes and will ask his nanny to help put them on. When he is inside, this boy is fascinated by anything with wheels. He loves to push his toy cars around and he really likes the toy shopping cart! Jai also likes music. His nannies tell us he will sit very calmly as he listens to the melody.

Little Jai can walk steadily on his own, but he is not running quite yet. He can feed himself snacks, too. He is not talking yet, but he knows to find his nanny when he needs help with something.

Please help this sweet boy find his family!

$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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Hai

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: Sept 2017

Little Hai’s smile is contagious! He turned 2 this fall. Hai first arrived at his orphanage when he was just a few days old. His nannies tell us he can sit alone and is working on crawling, but he can’t crawl very far quite yet. He likes watching cartoons, playing with toy cars, and being around other people! Hai can’t say any words, but he can make sounds and knows to stretch out his hand if he needs something. His nannies think he is a very bright little boy – you can tell he is very aware of his nannies facial expressions and his environment. Hai is such a happy baby! Could you be his forever family?

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

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

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Guy

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome, Inguinal Hernia, Hydrocele

Listed: September 2017

Guy is cute as a button! This sweet boy first arrived at his institution when he was just a couple of days old. He adapted to life well – his nannies tell us he is a good eater and sleeper who grew into handsome boy quickly. Guy likes to play with toys that are brightly colored, and he is very happy watching other kiddos sing, dance, and play around him. He loves to interact with his caretakers and will babble excitedly as he plays with them! They tell us he is generally a smiley, happy boy who rarely cries.

 

Guy has had surgery for his hernia, and he made great improvements after he recovered from the procedure! With the help of rehabilitation therapy he learned to sit on his own, turn over, and crawl. He makes eye contact with his nannies and knows when his name is called, but he will not always respond when he hears it.

Please help Guy find his forever family!

$15,000.00 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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Caden

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome, Heart Disease

Listed: September 2017

Little Caden has the cutest chubby cheeks! Caden likes to be active and play with toys –toys that make sounds and have bright colors are his favorite! He also likes to listen to music. His nannies tell us when he hears music he will stop playing with his toys for a minute while he attentively listens to the melody – it is very cute! Sweet Caden is very cuddly, and seems to be happiest when he is sitting in his nanny’s arms.

Caden can babble and make little ‘ah ah’ sounds, but he is not saying words yet. He can sit on his own and stand with support, and he can grasp small objects. He is participating in early education classes for infants and toddlers at his orphanage to work on strengthening some of these skills!

Could you be Caden’s forever family?

$250.00 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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Liam

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, Heart Disease

Listed: September 2017

This playful, adventurous, sweet boy is Liam! He is 8 years old and will absolutely steal your heart. Liam can be quiet and introverted at times, but he is generally a very friendly kid! Whenever volunteers come to the orphanage he cannot wait to take pictures with them. He seems to have an eye for photography – he loves being in pictures and taking pictures of others. He especially likes to come up with funny poses! He can play games cooperatively with other kids, and he has a lot of fun building all kinds of structures out of blocks. Liam likes to be creative and has quite the imagination!

Liam had the opportunity to visit the US as part of the Winter 2016 China Hosting Program! He spent 3 weeks playing, learning, and laughing with his host family. Here is what they shared with us:

“Liam is a very happy little guy with the most contagious giggles you’ll ever hear, and I have no doubt that he’ll bring much joy to his forever family.  He is a very energetic and active little guy who enjoys playing outside (at the playground, swinging and going down the slide are favorite activities), but he also is great at entertaining himself indoors by looking at books or “writing” (making marks on paper). He has a great imagination and especially loves to pretend to cook! He plays well with others but just as often seems to enjoy playing independently.

Liam also has a bit of a mischievous streak — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but he does sometimes need help redirecting some of his energy to a more positive activity. I did see improvement throughout his time here with his ability to be redirected, and discipline-wise, short “time-ins” where we sat together quietly on the floor seemed to be most effective.

Liam LOVES to eat…And would eat ALL the time if I let him. He is not picky at all; he’s eaten everything I’ve given him — fruit, veggies, yogurt, meat, pasta, etc. The hardest thing for him is being done with a meal/snack — even if he has had plenty to eat, he still wants more. This does seem to be getting a bit better, though.

It was fun having Liam here & seeing him come out of his shell! He definitely keeps me on my toes because he is very active/into everything, but he has a great imagination that has been fun to watch. He also really has done a GREAT job transitioning into family life/life in the US.”

You can see more photos and videos from Liam’s time in the US on his advocacy page. Liam’s nannies tell us he is learning self-care skills. His recent health has been good, and he is not currently showing any symptoms of heart disease. Could you be Liam’s forever family?

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

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Soleil

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Agency staff met Soleil in October when she was only 4 months old. Naturally, they kind of fell head over heels in love. Look at this sweetheart! She is now 14 months old and as cute as a button. At the time her file was prepared, she could crawl and sit independently. She can pick up and feed herself small finger foods. She bangs blocks together and understands what “no” means. She is very attached to her foster mom and is doing so well. This little sweetie needs a mommy and family of her own!

Soleil has a $1500 grant through her current agency.

$111.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Drew

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Drew is an active and lovely child. He enjoys that the nanny amuses him; he giggles when happy. He has a ready smile; he is very lovely when he waves his arms and stamps his feet in joy.

$1,141.78 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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Caleb

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Isn’t Caleb precious?! He’s a quiet one and it shows. He’s affectionate and loves being cuddled. Fantastic eye contact and connection with his ayis. He needs a mama so much!

$154.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Hannah

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Hannah’s a sweet cuddly baby, and has grown a bit over the past few months. She also loved being rocked and held a lot; she has sweet smile when amused; she claps her hands when happy and she is a lovely child.

$130.10 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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Natalie

guardianangelGirl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Natalie’s health is good. She is active, restless and outgoing. Natalie can walk and likes to play outdoors.

 

$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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Haidyn

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, extra digit

Listed: September 2017

Haidyn is only 1 year old and is an incredibly adorable little boy. Just look at that little grin! Melt.my.heart into a puddle on the floor. Haidyn has Down Syndrome and an extra digit on his right hand. Hayden recognizes his name when it is called and rolls over independently. He holds toys in his hands and plays with them. He is a smiley little fellow and like his bouncy seat. This little guy needs a family! Could he be your son?

Haidyn’s current agency has a $4000 grant available towards his adoption fees. Can you think of any good reason this baby should wait for a family? Neither can I.

$81.00 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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Quinnlee

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

 

Agency staff met Quinn in November 2017 and said she responded to voices and her name, followed moving objects with her eyes and searched for dropped objects. In addition to having a few words she could communicate with gestures to express her wants/needs. She was able to maintain eye contact and was said to be a good sleeper. She was living with a foster family and had a 6 year old foster brother.

Quinnlee is described as a very active and inquisitive, happy girl.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Quinn’s adoption with her current agency!

*** 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***

$15,004.50 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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Nashville

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Nashville was found abandoned when he was around 6 months old and a birth note was with him indicating his age. He has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Nashville was described by orphanage staff as being lively, active and extroverted. They said he liked to play with other children and enjoyed time with adults as well. He doesn’t like to share treats with others but is generous with his caretaker. He is able to play alone.

Agency staff met Nashville in November 2017 and said he is very ticklish! He responded to voices, turned to locate sounds and could follow a moving object with his eyes. He could search for dropped items, build a tower with blocks and play games like patty cake. He could laugh, imitate words and vocalize sounds like “mama.” Nashville was able to hold a crayon and scribble on paper, throw a ball, run and jump. He lives with a foster family and had 2 foster siblings in his home. Caretakers said he eats well and is very playful. They hope he will find a family to love him.

$1,029.50 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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Magnolia

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Magnolia was born in July 2012 and found abandoned when she was around 13 months old. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease (VSD). A color ultrasound of her heart is available with her adoption file.

Magnolia can run, jump, walk backwards and forward, and climb stairs up and down. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. Her hands can move freely and are flexible. She can eat with chopsticks and spoons, and drink with a cup. She can paint and enjoys reading picture books. She loves to play with blocks, listen to music and watch cartoons. She can understand some words and use simple communication to express her needs. She knows where things are and can help her foster mom find her shoes. She has been described by orphanage staff as being introverted and attached to her foster mom. She enjoys playing by herself and watching other children play games, and she attends kindergarten.

*** 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***

$1,027.80 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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Harper Anne

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: September 2017

Harper is a three year old sweetie who loves to dance and blow kisses! She is an active and fun little girl with a beautiful smile. Harper has benefitted from living with the same foster family for over two years and they have been providing her with wonderful opportunities to grow and learn in a family environment. Harper was born with down syndrome and no other medical issues. She has good physical skills – running, jumping, and climbing stairs. Her speech is a little unclear at times, but she understands what is said to her. Harper loves playing with her friends and her favorite foods are fruits such as watermelon and apples. Harper is listed with Madison Adoption Associates and she has a new update. Could your family be Harper’s forever family?

Additional videos (very recent!) and photos are available from the agency.

Families qualify for a $5,000 subsidy through Harper Anne’s 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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Jacquie

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Listed: September 2017

Jacquie is a lovebug!

Sweet Jacquie loves to babble and engage with her nannies. She has great eye contact and is fascinated by faces. Although she is just a young baby, it is obvious she is curious and is interested in her surroundings. Put a toy in front of her and she’ll grab it right away! Jacquie has Down syndrome and a heart defect which has been repaired. Can you imagine being the lucky one to play and cuddle with Jacquie?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through Jacquie’s current agency.

$231.30 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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Maya

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, anal atresia

Listed: August 2017

Maya is a beyond precious 3.5-year-old girl who is waiting for her forever family to fall in love with her sweet face! Maya can sit and walk independently and can reach for objects around her. She likes to play with her hands and sit on the rocking horse. Maya can stand up in front of the mirror. When she sees herself, she tries to reach herself and makes excited sounds. Maya knows her name and turns with a smile when she is called. Maya is described as energetic and smiley. She likes playing with toys (especially musical ones), playing games with adults and with other children in the activity room, and playing outside. Maya also likes to listen to music and watch cartoons. Maya likes to use the blocks to make noise and she understands simple instructions, such as clapping hands, waiving goodbye, blowing kisses, etc. Maya babbles and can understand directions from an adult, such as ‘Come to drink, please.’ She will put down her toy and crawl over. She can also respond to others asking for her objects. Maya entered a foster family in September of 2014. She spends 5.5 hours a day in the grandmother’s class at the orphanage, where she receives physical therapy and developmental training. The rest of the time she is with her foster family and she is very close to her foster mother.

Maya was born with down syndrome and anal atresia (stoma fistula on the abdomen). She also has alpha thalassemia (just a carrier). On September 13th, 2015 she received reconstructive surgery. In March of 2016, she returned back to her home orphanage. She recovered well after the surgery. The doctors at the orphanage help her to do dilatation each day. Now she can use the potty. Does your family or someone you know have room in your home and hearts for this treasure?

AUGUST 2017 UPDATE: Maya’s orphanage reports that she is high functioning. She can follow directions and can now dance to a whole song without any help from the teacher- a few songs actually!

There’s a $2000 grant available for Maya’s adoption with her current agency.

$1,000.00 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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Chip

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Video available.

Chip is a cutie who knows his name and will look when called. He enjoys playing with toys. He has a strong grip and can also transfer toys from one hand to the other. He loves toys that make sounds and when people play games with him. He laughs loudly when happy. Chip shouts loudly when he wants to get adults’ attention and always claps his hands happily when his needs are met. At 2.5, he could walk several steps with the help of a baby walker or with one hand held. He can now walk on his own. Chip has good fine motor skills and can pick-up small balls with his thumb and index finger. He tries to use his cup to drink. When he is not in agreement with something, he will shake his head. Chip can make the sounds of baba and mama.

In March of 2015, he entered a foster family. He receives 5.5 hours a day of physical therapy and developmental training in the grandmother class each day. He is cared for by his foster mother the rest of the time. He is very close to her. Chip is a sound sleeper and good eater. He likes to play games with the other children in the same activity room and play outside too. Chip was born with down syndrome and is being well-cared for while he waits for his forever family to see him and come get him! Could you or someone you know be Chip’s forever?

AUGUST 2017 UPDATE: Chip’s orphanage reports that he is high functioning. He likes creative toys like blocks and he understands directions from adults.

Chip is on the shared list, so a family could use any agency to adopt him, but there is a $5,000 specific agency grant with for Chip’s adoption if a family uses a specific agency.

$15,016.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Nate

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, mild anemia

Listed: August 2017

Nate is a gorgeous and active 14 month-old baby boy who likes being held by his caretaker. Nate likes bright colors and listening to music. He enjoys playing with the music rattle toy attached to his crib. He is attached to his caregiver and is very happy when he sees his caregiver coming, especially if she is holding a bottle of milk or toys. He will reach out his hands to ask for them and his face is full of happiness. He reacts to sounds around him and if he’s upset, he’ll calm down once held. When the weather is nice, Nate spends time outside to get some fresh air, play in the grass, and look at flowers. He is always happy to be outside and to watch other kids play. Nate bathes daily in the summer and three times a week in the winter. He loves being in the water and will kick the water with his feet, while holding onto the sides or onto a caregiver with his arms. Nate’s file was prepared in January. At that time, he could turn over with a bit of help, hold up his head while laying on his stomach, and grab toys or other people’s hands. He was making babbling sounds. We hope that Nate will be able to come home while he’s still so young!

Nate’s current adoption agency is offering a $5,000 grant towards his adoption.

$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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Markus

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Marcus is the definition of adorable! This sweet boy with his kissable cheeks and happiest little grin recently turned two years old. Marcus was born with down syndrome. He is an energetic little guy. When he would be laid down for a nap, he used to wiggle around to the point of trapping himself in his blanket. He knew just how to get out by giving a good cry to get his nanny to the rescue! Marcus appears to have a good attention span, and he will happily play, babble, or simply watch whatever is going on in the home. His nanny says that with his bright eyes and sweet smile, Marcus makes people want to cuddle and talk to him.

Additional information and videos available.

$33.75 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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Ellen

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Ellen is a kissable little girl who will be turning two years this fall. She is energetic and has a ready smile. Ellen likes music and playing with toys. She likes crawling in her crib and moving the quilts around. In December of 2016, Ellen entered a foster family. She likes hugging and playing interactive games with her foster mother. She is a good eater and is not picky. She also sleeps soundly. Ellen can crawl, turn over, sit, and stand while holding objects. She imitates sounds she hears and will sometimes turn back to see who is calling her name. She can use her hands to hold her milk bottle and to pick-up objects. Ellen was born with down syndrome. She is getting loved on and good care through foster care while she waits and we hope that she will be home with her forever family before her third birthday!

 

$50.00 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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Bernard

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, his file also mentions possible nystagmus

Listed: August 2017

This precious little boy recently turned two years old and is ready for a family! Bernard can recognize the caretaker who takes care of him, as well as the children in the same room. He is handsome and has a sweet smile, but he is afraid of strangers. When the caretakers in the other room want to cuddle him, he gets shy. He is very close to the caretaker who takes care of him. He is active and extroverted and likes music and interacting with or playing games with adults. Bernard likes hugs and pulling the hand of his caretaker to walk. He likes to play with toys and balls. He plays well with his friends and can share. Bernard can feed himself biscuits and is a good eater and sleeper. He can walk independently and he knows his own name and will turn and smile when he is called. Bernard can also say mom and dad. Bernard’s file is full of positive things about him and he’s making great progress!

This little cutie is going to bless a family. Could it be yours?

Bernard’s current agency is offering up to $5000 in grants towards his adoption fees.

 

$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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Zack Qi

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: August 2017

Zack, 3.5, is described as handsome, active, and adorable. Zack loves music and enjoys singing and dancing. He can be shy, but he gets along very well with his peers and teachers and warmly greets those familiar to him. Zack adapts well to new situations. He is able to feed himself, get dressed and undressed without assistance, use the bathroom alone, and wash his hands without help.

Zack goes to school in the orphanage. He is in class with other children with Down Syndrome, in which he is considered above average. He has some language skills, good fine and gross motor skills, and he knows his numbers, colors, and sizes. Zack can speak common characters, words, and short sentences, though he has poor pronunciation. He can walk, use the stairs, and jump by himself. He enjoys playing catch and playing with balls.

Zack was abandoned at 6 months old. He was born with Down Syndrome and patent ductus arteriosus, a congenital heart defect. We do not have any information at this time on treatment Zack has received for his heart condition, but we have asked for more information about this.

In order to help Zack find a family, we are waiving our entire agency fee. Zack’s family will be responsible for the costs of their homestudy, post-placement reports, dossier authentication, China’s dossier log-in and translation fees, USCIS fees, orphanage donation and travel expenses. Our staff will assist Zack’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The $13,000 federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Zack’s family.

Zack’s bright, goofy personality shines through in his photos. Could he brighten up your family?

$15,247.50 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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George

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

George has a good spirit!

Handsome George is an adaptable little boy who is content playing on his own. He loves attention and is happiest when his nannies are meeting his needs. He was born with Downs Syndrome, deformity of his fingers, and a heart defect that has been repaired. As a toddler, George loved to crawl up to the mirror and loved to smile at his reflection. While he is behind on hitting his developmental milestones, he is making steady progress. Imagine the progress he could make under the loving care and special services a family provide! Wide Horizons has requested updated information on George, and we are looking forward to learning about the progress he has made.

Are you ready to be charmed by George?

$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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Lily Mae

Girl, born late 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Lily has a smile that will steal your heart!

Lily was born with Down Syndrome and a heart defect. The heart defect was a CAVC (Complete Atrioventricular Canal) which has already been repaired. As of her last medical report there were no residual effects. As is typical of children with Down Syndrome, Lily is a bit delayed in her development but she is trying so hard. At one and a half she was crawling and taking steps with support. She is an active and happy little girl who loves to be cuddled and to be on the move. Wide Horizons has reached out to her orphanage to request updated medical information, photos, and video. We look forward to sharing what Lily is up to when we get the updates.

Lily is ready to meet each challenge with a smile. Will you join her?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through her current agency.

$6.30 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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Victor

Boy, born 2007
PRC
Cognitive Delays, Speech Delay, Albinism

Listed: August 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Faith

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Faith will turn 4 this month! Her caretakers describe her as a very happy girl. Faith was abandoned at 2 months old and has been raised in an orphanage. She is diagnosed with Down syndrome. She is able to stand and walk on her own and enjoys walking outside. She smiles often, especially at those she recognizes. Faith likes to sit and play with her toys. She particularly likes electronic toys and picture books. She also enjoys music. Faith cannot speak, but she is able to imitate words, understand what “no” means, and respond to others asking for an object she possesses. She likes to be held. Faith gets along well with others and likes to play with the other kids. She can eat without help from an adult.

In order to help Faith find a family, her current agency is waiving their entire agency fee. Faith’s family will be responsible for the costs of their homestudy, post-placement reports, dossier authentication, dossier log-in and translation fees, USCIS fees, orphanage donation and travel expenses. Agency staff will assist Faith’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Faith’s family.

Can Faith find a home with your family?

$247.50 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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Auden


Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Aug 2017

Auden finally has a file, which means he finally has a chance to have a family of his own! In September of 2015, the agency posted about a little baby boy with down syndrome who we met while on an advocacy trip. His situation was very grave due to a digestion issue and staff who weren’t sure what more to do for him. They honestly weren’t sure how much time he had left. They got in touch with some wonderful people who got him into one of their healing homes. Three months later, they posted a picture of this baby they are calling Auden. The changes moved are amazing!

Auden is now two years old and not only is he adorable, but he is thriving! This cutie has an amazing story, but this is just the beginning. There just has to be an awesome family out there for this little one. Please help spread the word about him so he can soon be in the arms of his family…his forever family!

Auden has a $5,000 agency grant available, with his current agency.

$50.00 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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Samuel

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Samuel is described as a bright and pleasant boy. He enjoys being held by his caretakers. He enjoys playing with toys. Samuel can crawl and sit without help. He will respond by turning his head when he hears his name, and he can understand simple instructions.

His current agency has additional information and videos available.

$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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Jasper

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: July 2017

Jasper is an adorable little boy who sure loves to drum! He is sweet, active, and funny and is said to love to play. His favorite toys are brightly colored balls and toys that make musical sounds. Jasper was born with down syndrome, undescended testicles, and congenital heart disease- TOF and PFO. His first stage heart surgery is complete and was successful. Jasper has been progressing in his development and is receiving great care. He likes when his caretakers tease him in a loving way and will flash them his huge smile in return. He can understand his caretaker’s facial expressions and responds accordingly. Jasper likes to play interactive games with his caretakers, such as peek-a-boo and will laugh loudly while doing so. He is very familiar with his name and will turn around and seek the sound source when called. He can sit independently and crawl around to look at himself in the mirror.

As of April of 2018, he was taking his first steps. Jasper lights up a room, that is for sure! We can’t wait to see what lucky family’s life is going to be lit up by this waiting treasure too!

His current agency is offering a $2500 grant; additional pictures and video available, too!

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

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

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Jay

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Jay’s caretakers describe him as a gentle boy who smiles easily. He performs well in school and enjoys drawing and exercising. He gets along well with his classmates. Jay really enjoys playing outside!

His current agency has additional information and videos 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***

$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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Davina

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2017

Davina came into care when she was about nine months old. She understands concepts like inner and outer, left and right. She can count to two and speaks in short sentences. She can eat with a spoon, wash her hands and dress herself. Davina is an energetic little girl who gets along well with others. Her favorite toys are balloons and toy cars.

*** 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***

$202.50 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!