gavinBoy, born 2012

Abnormal development of hand, congenital radial clubhand with right forearm shortening; balanic hypospadias; positive HCV, PCR antibodies are negative; pyelectasis

Video.

 

$279.50 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!

tommytommy-2017-croppedBoy, born 2012
FAS, ventricular septal defect, congenital dislocation of the hip-bilateral, cleft lip

New pic January 2017!  Tommy is a darling boy. He was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and the physical effects of it.  Please research this condition so you are best prepared to help him with his lifelong needs!

 

$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!

andyBoy, born 2007

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

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

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

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

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

Listed: May 2015

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

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

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

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

Listed: May 2015

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

Not much smiling. He speaks.

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

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

corbettBoy, born 2008

enuresis, Mild mental delays, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, pilonidal cyst or pilonidal fistula

 

*** 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 ***

30520132428pearson-2017-croppedBoy, born Dec. 2004
Moderate mental delays, likely FAS

Listed: May 14, 2015

New pic January 2017.

From a family who met him in July 2015:  Pearson is a Lost Boy. He lives in a horrible institution.  Pearson is nonverbal. I only heard him laugh. I never heard other sounds; that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t make them, I just never heard them while I was there. Pearson picks up quickly on things, like making a ball light up, or scribbling on the magna-doodle. He has a wonderful smile, and LOVED making his blue spiky ball light up. It is not in his file, but judged on behavior and facial features, we are pretty sure that he has FAS. We were not able to adopt Pearson because we have small children in our home, and also another son with major needs. Pearson is a beautiful boy, but he lives in a place that chews the boys up and spits them out. He was taken into government care as a baby, and has been there since. He most likely entered this institution when he was 5 or 6. That is a very long time to be neglected. It is a very long time to suffer the boredom and trauma of this place. He is very easily overstimulated. Every few minutes he is overwhelmed and his behavior reflects that. He needs constant supervision, and a home without small children. While he is very sweet and likes to throw balls, he also has a tendency to run away, break things, pull hair, head butt, spit, etc. The more he is worked with, the better his tolerance to stimulation will be. Someone without small children, and someone experienced with institutional behaviors would be best for Pearson. He is a beautiful, broken boy, who needs a mama and daddy to help him calm down, to play ball with him, and to love him and put his pieces back together that the institution broke.”

From a family who met him in Fall 2013:  Pearson is doing so good!! He is precious and sweet! I saw him from a distance every day. The first time, he was with a group of boys having their picture taken in the fall leaves. He always did what the nanny told him to. He walks very well, and he likes holding the nannies hands. My favorite day was when I walked past their group and he was right in front of me on the sidewalk, and before the nanny could move him, I bent down and in Russian told him how sweet he was. He took my face in both of his hands, and pulled me down so our foreheads were touching, and just stared in my eyes. I kissed his cheek, and his whole face lit up!! And he has the most adorable splatter of freckles! He is smaller than I would have thought too.

*** 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 ***

IMG_3685casey lynnElliot, boy, born 2004 – mental delays
Casey, girl, born 2008, healthy
Lynn, girl, born 2006, healthy

Listed: May 12, 2015

Casey,the younger girl was born in 2008 and has no SNs, just some kind of development delay. She is smart and active, participate in all orphanage performances. She has now been transferred as well.

Her older sister, Lynn, was transferred from her orphanage due to her age and in August she will be transferred again. She was born in 2006. By orphanage social worker her older sister is VERY smart and beautiful, no SNs, very active in all performances. She has now been transferred again

Both girls need a family asap!!!  These 2 siblings are to be adopted together for sure.

They have an older brother born in 2004. He is in the special school orphanage and has severe mental delays. 

If a family decides to adopt all 3 children it will be great!!! If they want only two younger siblings they are to be approved for 3 children and to get referral to meet ALL 3 siblings. Then if they decide not to adopt the oldest one we will do the best to “separate” them. I think it is possible, but we cannot guarantee it for sure.  They have a younger brother as well, and he has already been adopted.

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

careycarey-2015Girl, born 2011
Fibrosing alveolitis (kidneys pathology)
Other interstitial pulmonary diseases with fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis

Listed: May 2, 2015

NEW VIDEO January 2017!  Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/tJFqxvNQjro

She received hormone therapy, this is why she has sodden features. She does not receive it any more.

$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!

 

larryBoy, born 2011

Symptomatic epilepsy, Epilepsy and recurrent seizures

 

 

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

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

kysonkarlsuzanneBoy, born 2011
FAS, Specific disorders of mental development

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

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

New pic January 2017! 

$2,562.10 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!

kyson

Suzanne

Karl

guardianangel

siblings-001

Boy, born late 2012

congenital malformation of corpus callosum,
delay of psychological and motor development

 

Bobby’s two brothers are no longer available for adoption, as they have gone into domestic foster care.

 

$1,702.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

guardianangelarchieBoy, born 2011
Microcephaly, specific disorders of mental development, cardiomyopathy

Listed: April 27, 2015

 

$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!

 

samuelBoy, born 2012cerah
Delay of psychological and motor development, crossed eyes

Girl, born 2009
mild mental delays

Listed April 27, 2015

She is a child Americans usually define as “a happy child”. She is very friendly with others. She is very active and likes to participate in orphanage performances, she recites poems. But in general she has some educational issues.

They must be adopted together.

$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!

christian-2017Boy, born 2011

christian1

Listed: April 24, 2015

Congenital brain malformation, epileptic syndrome with frequent polymorphic seizures, cranial bones deformation, chest deformation, knee- and elbow-joints contracture. The child is in medication sleep due to frequent seizures.

New photo January 2017.  The difference is stark.  Please help us a find a family that can lovingly serve his medical needs!  He deserves the best in life, not misery in a mental institution.

$1,092.80 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!

walter1walter-001Boy, born 2010
Spastic parenteral paralysis, double hemiplegia, pseudobulbar syndrome, epileptic syndrome, severe mental delays, right loxia, hip dysplasia

Listed April 24, 2015

$1,206.14 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!

 

rhonda1-001rhonda-2017Girl, born 2011

Listed April 23, 2015

Kidneys dysplasia, chronic pyelonephritis, partial atrophy of optic nerves, secondary cardiomyopathy, crossed eyes, after-effects of brain injury.

You can see a marked difference in Rhonda from her time at the baby house, and now at the institution.  It is heart-wrenching for us here at Reece’s Rainbow to witness this neglect.  Please share Rhonda so we can find a family for her quickly.

 

This country allows for married hetero couples only.  Older parents and large families welcome.  Travel required.

$479.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013

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

New photo 2019

Update:  Ronan is walking!  Video.

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

$1,045.36 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!

marc marc2Boy, born 2009

autism spectrum disorder, cognitive deficiency, mental delay

Listed: April 23, 2015

*** 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 ***

buddy1Boy, born 2009
Robinow syndrome, external-internal hydrocephalus, mental delay, secondary cardiomyopathy, minor heart anomaly, nanism, secondary enzyme defect, recurrent bronchitis

From a family who adopted in 2016:buddy2     I did not personally meet him, but he was in my son’s institution when we were there just two months ago. The village where this institution is located is small and very safe. The hotel has modern amenities and is owned by an English speaking local who will take very good care of you and feed you very well! The locals are friendly and helpful to Americans. The institution is a quick and easy walk from the hotel. We were the second family to ever adopt from this institution and the judge in this region waived the ten day wait for both of us.    I would be more than happy to talk to those interested in adopting from this institution. We had an excellent experience here!

*** 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 ***

arthurarthur1

Boy, born 2011

After-effects of encephalitis, spastic tetraparesis, hyperkinetic syndrome, crossed eyes, hip joints contracture, deep mental delays

$72.00 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!

ellenellenGirl, born 2010
Microcephaly, Cerebral Palsy

Listed: Apr 16, 2015

URGENT:  FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER to the INSTITUTION

 

$2,059.70 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!

andrew-2016andrew2Boy, born 2011
Cerebral palsy

Listed: April 16, 2015

Update Jan 2016:
The child is making good progress! He started to walk, plays well, reacts to everyone and everything. He is very affectionate and smiles all the time.

He has to be transferred to the institution now.

$60.57 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!

Rayray-2017-croppedBoy, born 2012
FAS, Renal agenesis and other reduction defects of kidney

Listed: April 16, 2015

New pic January 2017.

Ray is facing transfer to the institution.  Please share him so he can find his forever family!

$474.50 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!

Maxmax-updateBoy, born 2009

congenital heart disease, ventricular septal defect in the phase of closure, nebtal delay, nanism

Probable FAS (cautionary disclosure….facial features and other medical complications consistent with this condition).

Update from a family who met him in April 2016:
The director was encouraging us to consider (Max) for adoption too and really wants to see him in a family. He was transferred into the institution with our son. He was very small for his age, (maybe the size of an American 3 year old) and very active. He reminded me of a small chipmunk because he kept running around the director’s office and poking his nose into everything!!! He was SO curious! I saw him get cookies off the director’s table and he was able to chew and swallow, without difficulty, though he does tend to overload his mouth. (maybe he is afraid they will take the food away?) He drinks normally from a cup.

He understood speech addressed to him and appropriately made the correct animal sound when asked what the dog, cow, etc says. He also knew placement of his body parts. (Eyes, ears…) I did not observe him speak except for animal sounds but gestured appropriately when he needed his needs met.

He does tend to ignore redirection, but does it with a mischievous gleam in his eye and, due to him responding appropriately to questions, there is no doubt in my mind he understands, just doesn’t want to listen! After all, the director’s large office was a fun, new place to explore!

I saw him swinging in a swing and he seems fine physically. His movement (walking and running) is very good. He is not overly affectionate but tolerates affection well. (Director was lifting him/giving him hugs)

This is a nice institution to adopt from. It is an easy walk from the hotel and the hotel director speaks English and is very welcoming and accommodating to American guests. They will overfeed you!  There are many shops, parks, and markets within easy walking distance of the hotel and institution.  Unfortunately, at this institution, the disabled adult men are lumped in with the little boys. Max needs out now! He has amazing potential with a family!

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

alexanderBoy, born 2011
Mental delay, minor heart anomaly, left loxia

 

Listed: April 2015

$133.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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

patrickBoy, born 2010

HIV, cardiomyopathy, inguinal hernia, rickets, other congenital valgus deformity of the feet, anemia, disorder of the brain Will try to get his updated picture soon.

Diagnosis are also dated when he was a baby so many things could have gone except for HIV.

 

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

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

amelia1Girl, born 2012
Microcephaly, callosum apoplasia, partial atrophy of optic nerves, nanism, minor cardiac abnormalities

$10.50 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!

carson-2017carson-2017-2Boy, born 2007
Down Syndrome

Listed March 2015

Jan 2017 update  Dear God, LOOK how beautiful this boy is!  10 years old this year, watch his wonderful VIDEO!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0h_jIAOafA&feature=youtu.be

 

Engaging, healthy, active!  #MAMASEEME

 

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

40530180818 Brock (2)

Boy, born early 2004
Slight mental delay, astigmatism, mitral valve prolapse of I stage

Listed: March 1, 2015

From a family who met him in 2014:  This boy is an absolute treasure! He is kind-hearted and thoughtful of others. Brock enjoys dancing in school productions, doing school work on the computer, shooting hoops, playing soccer, reading books, painting and cutting out art projects, and sliding down slides. He is one of my daughter’s really good friends. They hugged and cried when my daughter left the orphanage. Brock desperately needs a family to rescue him and give him a joyful life full of love.

I would love to share more with seriously interested families.

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

Guardian Angelbrandi-2016Girl, Born August 2007
brain malformations, bilateral hearing loss,significant cognitive delays, heart condition strabismus, anemia

NEW PHOTO!!   Brandi is listed with bilateral hearing loss, but can definitely hear, as she will turn around and look for the person calling her name, and does respond to commands given if she chooses (if she doesn’t, she screams/attempts to run/swats at the caregiver). Cognitively, she is very delayed, more like a toddler, in ability to understand what’s going on around her, and in her responses, and appropriateness. She also has strabismus in both eyes, and has both a heart condition and anemia. She does NOT have CP, nor microcephaly. She does have brain malformations, significant developmental delays, and many stimming behaviors that are typical of lower functioning autism. She is completely nonverbal.brandidatabase-1

Families interested in Brandi should be aware that she appears to have autism, and that it impacts her significantly. She is a “runner” and will bolt and run unless contained or restrained and potential families need to be aware that this is common in autism, and that they will need to take appropriate measures to keep her safe in a home and family. She has a history of aggression when changes occur, such as a move, or unexpected event, which include biting peers and adults, and she struggled for at least a year after her last orphanage change four years ago, but is doing better now. However, as many with autism thrive on routine and predictability, families need to be aware that she may handle a transition poorly, especially at first. She has excellent mobility, and is very typically sized for a normal 7 year old in weight and height, and when she resists, it is challenging for a grown woman to hold her back. She has been in a school for the deaf, however, she knows no sign language nor does she read lips. She is very much in her own world in many ways. She enjoys music and will sometimes clap, but remains disconnected from the group and does not interact with adults (was not seen with peers).

Brandi attempts to smell/lick everything that is handed to her and when she realizes it isn’t food, she is not typically interested. The nannies report that she has an excellent appetite, and that she enjoys eating. She stims by rocking, throwing herself back and forth, sucking all four fingers on her hand, grunting, and moaning/shrieking. She walks with a lurching gallop. She flaps her hands often. A potential family should be aware that she has no awareness of danger, no fear of strangers and is very much like a very young child emotionally and cognitively, but physically is strong and very mobile. She currently takes psychiatric medications to assist in sleep and behavior.

She is a lovely little girl, with beautiful blond hair and clear complexion. She is in a good orphanage where she is well cared for. Families need to research autism, and be comfortable and familiar with caring safely for a child with the issues mentioned above, in order to provide Brandi with a safe, loving home.

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

K 2008ginny-2017Girl, born 2008
Backbone separation with hydrocephalus, cross- eye, Atrophy of eye nerves. Other and unspecified hydronephrosis on the left side.

New pic January 2017! 

 

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

LzGirl, born 2008
Mental delays, Cerebral Palsy, development delay. Atrophy of eye nerve. Cardiopathy.

From someone who met her in June 2013:  “She was one of my absolute favorite kids I met! She is just the sweetest thing. She is diagnosed with MR not sure she really is. She was giggling and introduced herself by saying her name. She has a huge smile! She has a special nanny that does PT with her. She was bed bound when I met her but she came from a very good orphanage before she was transferred here. She needs out now!!”

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

Vera June 2013-001VeraGirl, born 2007
Birth anomaly brain development, microcephaly with tetraparesis, convulsive syndrome. Mental delays. Convergent squint. Partial optic atrophy. Umbilical hernia.

Oh sweet Vera!  She spends much of her day in the crib and she needs stimulation!! She is living on borrowed time. She has tremendous potential for improvement if only she is given the chance. She will require medical attention and families should expect at the very least physical therapy.

Update June 2013:
Vera is doing well!  She looks good — but she still spends too much time in her crib.

Vera needs a family!

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

shayla june 2013Girl, born 2004
Diagnoses: deep mental delay. Cerebral paralysis- double spastic form, microcephaly. Strabismus, divergent squint, and Optic atrophy. First degree anemia.

Listed: October 4, 2012

Sweet little Shayla could tremendously use a family and medical attention to help her thrive. She has already been living in this orphanage for 3 years and risks soon having to be transferred to a place where adoption will be next to impossible.

Her speech is not well developed, she holds toys in her hands for brief periods of time (but she sure does love to hold stuffed animals!), she has a reaction when you say her name but she is not able to communicate back but she smiles. She walks with support- can”t walk independently. Children in this orphanage need families! They do not receive enough interaction/therapy to help them thrive. They are seen as hopeless but we know that is not true!

Update June 2013:
This is not a great picture [on the right] but she would NOT sit still. She was wanting to move!! She thought it was so funny and would not stop laughing and rocking back and forth about the camera. The nannys also were laughing with her- her laugh and happiness is very infectious.

*** 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 ***

venetia-2017-croppedGirl, born 2005
Mild to moderate delays, needs dental work

Listed: October 29, 2012

New pic January 2017.

Sweet girl!  She needs a mama to paint her nails and braid her hair.  She’s trying so hard to force a smile for the camera.

*** 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 ***

June 2007Girl, born 2007
Symptomatic epilepsy, autism, development delay, scoliosis, dermatitis, mental delays

 

She loved, loved loved the camera. Could not get enough of it but she would prefer to hold it herself. She was able to follow directions and was playing independently with toys.

*** 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 ***

July 2007Girl, born 2007
Cerebral palsy, dysplastic cardiopathy, first degree flatfoot, incorrect posture, hearing loss, epilepsy

 

*** 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 ***

sandy-2017-croppedGirl, born 2006

Mild to moderate delays, FAS

Listed:  October 29, 2012

This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  Please research this condition so you are best prepared to help her thrive at home!  Won’t she be beautiful with long hair?

New pic January 2017! 

 

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

Nadene 2013 (1)Girl, born 2005
Diagnsis: mental delays, light degree tetraparesis (CP)

Listed: October 14, 2012

Miss Nadene has regressed greatly in the orphanage. She has bad memory and attention. She is very shy and quiet. She needs help often but she can walk with support. She could use the love of a family to really blossom!

 

UPDATE 2013:
She is a mover!  It was difficult to get her to stand still.

*** 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 ***

Havalah June 2013Girl, born 2005
Mild to moderate mental delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

This little peach is just waiting for a family of her own!

 

Update June 2013:
So disappointed her new picture is fuzzy.  She is teeny-tiny and a very happy little girl!

*** 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 ***

Coralina June 2013coralina-2017-croppedGirl, born 2004
Mild to moderate mental delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

New pic January 2017.  Coralina has been listed with us for 4+ YEARS.  The wait is endless for these children.  They deserve to be in families.

Isn’t she just the sweetest?  Some facial features of #FAS.  Please research this condition so you are prepared for her emotional and academic needs!

Update June 2013:
Coralina is also such a sweet girl! She loved the beach balls and was running around the room making sure they all stayed in one place. She is very small especially considering she is almost 9.  She is in a video, available to interested families.

*** 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 ***

Cherylcheryl-2017Girl, born 2004
Mild to moderate delays

Listed: October 29, 2012

New pic January 2017.

Update June 2013:
She is delayed but she tries very hard to keep up with everything. She is super, super smiley- like she could not stop smiling and giggling. She loved singing and she also loved watching everyone else dance (she did not participate). She also rocks when she sits, but again probably to self-soothe. There is video available with her in it as well.

*** 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 ***

Girl, born August 2009

Jessica has congenital brain malformation.  She has a heart defect:  stenosis of the pulmonary artery, and an atrial septal defect.  FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).

Re-listed: January 5, 2015

Love the grin on this little love!  She has vision issues (listed as optic atrophy and also nystagmus).  She is listed as anemic and malnourished.

Families should be aware that her medical history says FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), as well.

*** 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 ***

Elinorelinor-2016Girl, born 2009
Mental delay, probably FAS

Listed: Dec 31, 2014

From a volunteer who knows her in August 2016:  “Elinor is a sweet little girl who craves attention. Elinor is non verbal and she hardly makes sounds at all. She seems to understand everything that is being said to her. She reacts strongly on body language as well. She shies away from people that have negative/aggressive body language and she comes closer to people with positive/loving body language. Elinor is the smallest child in the group. She spends most of the time sitting on the ground or a chair, not really doing anything. She does not play with toys that are offered to her. She loves to sit on someones lap and it makes her calm when someone sings to her. She would take every chance to cuddle. The nurses said that if she had a chance to be cuddled all day, that she would. Elinor does have some protective behaviors. When she feels threatened she will bite people. It will not stop until that person creates space between them. If she is still upset them, she will continue to bite herself. She does not purposely harm others and she doesn’t seem to bite any of the other children, only adults. Because she is the smallest child of the group, she is an easy target for the aggressive behaviors of the other children.  Elinor seems to be potty trained, she knows how to eat and drink by herself. She also knows perfectly how to navigate a smartphone an play easy games on it or swipe through pictures. She loves all electronic deviced, such as phones, cameras, etc.”

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41217084557_ 4 41217084557_ 2Girl, born 2010

Blind

$2,622.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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41211154054 Lennielennie-babylennie-2016Boy, born 2012
Hypoplastic right heart syndrome

Listed: Dec 12, 2014

Lennie seems to have a glowing, happy personality! Facial features are consistent with those of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.  Signs of hydrocephalus are present as well.   Interested families should research these conditions and be prepared upon arrival home.

URGENT:  FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER to the INSTITUTION

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

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landon-2016landon1Boy, born 2009

new updated picture 4/16!

Microcephaly, Tetraparesis, Severe mental delays (with the statement of no, or minimal, impairment of behavior), Lack of expected normal physiological development, Convergent concomitant strabismus, Iron deficiency anaemia, Undescended testicle (bilateral)

updated pics/video! August 2016
Video
It’s so hard to him to hold his head. He is doing his best to look at the person talking to him.  He is a very friendly child, always ready to smile anybody who talks to him.
He needs a family! He is going to be transferred very soon with no big chance to survive.  The place where they are transferring him is really terrible for children.

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lucaslucasBoy, born 2008

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Severe mental delays (with the statement of no, or minimal, impairment of behavior), Undescended testicle (bilateral), Convergent concomitant strabismus, Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements, Cardiomyopathy, unspecified

Listed: November 30, 2014

updated picture/info August 2016:
Lucas LOVES music!!! They have him a music player, and he is SO happy with it!!!  Unfortunately it looks like he get a some sedative medicines, but of course everybody denies it.   He is mostly non-verbal, but he CAN say: I want to eat! You know WHY he CAN say it, don’t you?
He is waiting for a family since 2014! He will be transferred very soon to the place where he won’t live very long.  He needs a family ASAP!

updated picture/information 4/2016:
This boy used to cry a lot before. He needs his family ASAP! Recently he was at health and recreation resort where lots of nationals spend their vacation. So he got good social experience and made good progress in his communication skills. He has a good potential. If he is not chosen for adoption within next year they will place him in a handicapped children and adults orphanage forever where more likely he will be a bedridden person with no chance for normal life.

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41128135744 Chloe (2)Girl, born 2010

 

Listed: November 30, 2014

 

Congenital heart defect: Ventricular septal defect, Atrial septal defect; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Mental and physiological delays; Acquired deformity of chest and rib, likely FAS

 

It’s not right that this girl is waiting SO long for a loving family!!! She is always so sad with no Mama’s love and care. She needs a family ASAP because she is going to be transferred very soon.

$29.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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donny41128155614 DonnyBoy, born 2009

Updated pictures 8/15

Listed: Nov 30, 2014

Pervasive developmental disorders, Hypertrophy of adenoids, Cardiomyopathy, unspecified, Complicated cataract, Myopia

He has little sight, but he is a very friendly and happy boy!

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

41128135847 Madison (2) Girl, born 200441128135847 Madison (1)
Severe mental delays, anemia, other disorders of optic disc, Other specified acquired deformities of limbs

Listed: November 30, 2014

Madison may be transferred to mental institution SOON. She is delayed, does not talk. She understands and follows simple directions.

 

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41122172320 Carolinecaroline-2017-croppedGirl, born 2004    (outdated picture)
Mental Delay, mitral valve prolapse, secondary cardiopathy, umbilical hernia

Listed November 22, 2014

ALL GROWN UP 🙁  Still waiting.  Caroline is almost 13 years old now.  She needs a family!

 

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Jacobjacob-updateBoy, born 2006

new updated picture August 2016

Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; syndrome of movement disorders; severe mental delay

Listed:  Nov 21, 2014

Video

This boy is also going to be transferred at the age of 11, which means next year. He has severe mental retardation.  Normally he is sitting in a stroller with no movement. His diagnoses were not changed since 2014 when he was listed. He has waited SO long! 

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sib1

Boy, born 2010

Atrial septal defect (condition after surgery on December 20, 2012), mitral valve insufficiency of 2 stage, tricuspid insufficiency of 1-2 stage, circulatory deficiency of 1 stage, atrial septal defect Q 21.1, fetal alcohol syndrome, delay of physical and mental development – alcoholic embryopathy Q 86.0, severe astigmatism of both eyes H 52.2, primary pulmonary hypertention I 27.0.

 

 

sib2Girl, born 2009; Healthy

 

There are other siblings, who are older and no longer adoptable, due to age.
Girl, born 2001; HIV {aged out}; Boy, born 1999; Healthy {aged out}

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boys1 boysTwin boys, born 2009
Hearing impairment

Listed: October 22, 2014

Update from someone who knows them very well: We have known them for over 4 years and visited their orphanage over 20 times.  They have autism and are non-verbal and at this time.  They were just transferred to an adult institution right after their seventh birthday.  The boys are one to one and arms length for bolting and mouthing; both at this time are not toilet trained and are on medication to assist with hyperactivity and self injurious behaviors.  Both boys are extraordinarily special to me, however, they must go to a family prepared for all of their needs.  They are not deaf.

*** 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 ***

40929144507 JeremyBoy, born 2012
Microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis

Listed: October 5, 2014

 

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

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40929144350 JoannaGirl, born 2012
Hydrocephalus

New pictures, April 2017.

Video.

$1,210.50 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!

abram-2017Boy, born 2012

Hydrocephalus

abram1-2016

 

Listed: August 11, 2014

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New pic January 2017.  Abram needs OUT, urgently.  Oh sweet love needs a family and medical care.

$2,316.77 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $159.00 from MACC donations!

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

Boy, born 2011Griffin (1)
CP, Mild cognitive disorder, probable FAS
Flaccid hemiplegia, Other vitreous opacities

Griffin can walk with help, understands simple instructions, can say separate words.

Listed:  July 2014

Updated pic from summer 2019, he is being hosted in the US!  Griffin is extremely sweet and affectionate. He shows a lot of intelligence and is very resourceful. He was understanding and speaking some English in the two weeks he was with us. He can walk and run, but would absolutely thrive with orthotics and physical therapy. He also managed stairs well, as long as there is a railing. His favorite things to do are swim (needs a life vest), jump on the trampoline, and listen to music. Oh, and eat, of course!

From two of the families that hosted him, we believe he would do best as the youngest and smallest child or as an only child. There was some aggression and anger in certain situations. We also believe there should be no animals in the home. Or caution with line of sight supervision.

He has mixed maturity and typically fell between 2-4 yrs old behaviorally and emotionally. Sometimes older, often younger. He completely deserves to be babied and spoiled and loved on. He would absolutely thrive and blow expectations out of the water.

$158.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $50.00 from MACC donations!

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

Carter 201430417114557 CarterBoy, born Nov 2011
Cerebral palsy, double hemiplegia G 80.0.

Listed: May 2014

What a little sweetheart!  Don’t you just want to scoop him up!

$227.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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guardianangeleaston-2017Boy, born July 2006

Multiple congenital malformations, condition similar to CP.

January 2017:  Easton has been institutionalized.  He is hungry, retrained, and miserable.  Please help us find his family!

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Easton smiles, reacts to familiar adults, toys.  Look at that gorgeous smile — are those dimples?

From a family who met him in March 2014:

Easton is an incredibly cheerful little boy. The nannies told us that he is smart and talks with them, though we were also told that he is delayed. In fairness, Easton spends almost all of his time in a crib. He would either be sitting or laying when we saw him.

Easton always seemed to be very aware of what was happening around him. One day when a nanny was getting our son ready for his visit, we did a little dance behind her and Easton laughed. He would often smile brighter when we would wave at him across the room while picking up our son on our visits. I believe Easton would flourish in his own family.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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vannvann1Boy, born October 2013

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

Listed: Apr 7, 2014

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

$6,693.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $330.00 from MACC donations!

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

Guardian AngelGirl, born August 2008

 

We were recently informed LORA is actually Tessa!

What a little doll Tessa is!  She really needs a family — she has a whole host of medical issues.

Mental delay, rickets, strabismus (crossed eyes), epilepsy, and a speech delay. She does not talk at all.  She prefers to be alone.  Some of her behaviors remind autism but she was not diagnosed with it.  Her epilepsy is well controlled by medications.  It has been suggested that Tessa may have Angelman Syndrome, but this is not confirmed.

She is able to stand and walk independently. She does not have a diagnosis of CP but she walks unsteadily.   She was previously diagnosed with microcephaly.

She deserves a loving family and a chance to reach her potential, not to be hidden away in a mental institution.

*** 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 ***

40331220722 (3)Boy, born May 2010
Delay of psychological and speech development, used to have heart defect (oval window that closed), hemangioma, chest deformation.

George can fulfill simple instructions, does not walk very well, has been in the orphanage for 1.5 years.

Listed: April 1, 2014

Girl, born August 200440331221003 (2)
Severe mental delays

Martha does not react to her name, does not know colors, does not play with toys.  can feed herself, but is not adequate. She would eat banana with skin and candy with cover. She is not potty trained. Her speech is almost not developed.

There is a history of prior neglect; George has better development because he lived in the family less time than Martha, before they were removed.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Stephen30421111111 (3)Guardian Angelstephen-2017-croppedBoy, born June 2006
Minimal brain dysfunction, pyramid insufficiency, secondary cardiomyopathy, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle, hypermobility of hip joints, concomitant alternating convergent squint.

 

From a family who met him in late 2013:
Stephen was in Riley’s groupa.  We saw him a lot during our 7 weeks of visits.  He stood out because he’s 7 yo and taller than the other kids in his groupa of mostly 4-5 yo’s.  He is a SWEET, sweet boy.  He has a great smile with dimples.    He’s not overly active (not hyper).  Very obedient/cooperative and follows instructions and the flow of the groupa well.  An easy going kiddo.  He doesn’t seem to have very significant needs.  He functions very “typically”, maybe just mild delays.  One thing I’ll never forget about Stephen…  one time when we were invited to watch a performance the kids were putting on, we were one of the only people in the audience.  He stood there, singing and doing the body motions to the production just as well as could be.  He kept looking right at my husband and I like he was performing just for us.  He just seemed to love having someone be there for him and encourage him, and nod and smile and let him know he was doing a good job.  He was working so hard to do his best and he did so well!  It was sweet and sad all at the same time….knowing we weren’t his mama and papa and he didn’t have anyone there to give him that recognition forever, that he so appreciated.  He would make such a delightful son!  We would have brought him home too but were only homestudy approved for one boy.   He’s in a good orphanage that provides good care and services.  But who knows where he’ll be transferred to when they no longer have space for him (he’s already over age.)  I have pictures and video of him.  Such a kind, happy little boy….he needs a family!!!

Large families welcome; married couples only.

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2015

2015

Boy, Born May 2007

HIV+, FAS,  heart defect, vision issues (blind in one eye), moderate mental delay

Relisted: Feb 28, 2014

Kristopher finally available again!!  Kristopher is a handsome young man with blonde hair and brown eyes.   He is very active and is said to be always happy, but he is quite delayed.  Kristopher has significant vision issues, which may or may not be correctable.  He shows many facial and medical features of FAS.

***He can be adopted with Jessica and/or Emerson if a family is interested and approved in their home study ***

From a family who met him in early 2014:  Kristopher is such a sweet boy, and I think he would have so much potential in a loving home! He is very small for his age; he was 6, but looked like about 4 years old. He was definitely more mentally delayed than the other boys in his group, but he could answer questions appropriately, followed directions, could eat by himself and get dressed to go outside with little help. One time we played a game like ring-around-the-rosy, and he knew the words to the song and how to play along. He loved when my husband lifted him up high in the air. His eyesight is poor, and they said he is blind in one eye. He had trouble doing a puzzle, but we weren’t sure if it was a cognitive issue, or because he couldn’t see the pieces well. They told us he has some sort of heart condition, which might require surgery. We did see him showing rocking behavior at times. He got along well with the other kids, although he often played by himself, probably because of cognitive differences. He is so precious and really needs a family!

From a family who met him in October 2012:  Kristopher is a super-sweet boy who is 5 but looks 2 and is happy ALL the time.  He needs to live near a large medical facility, have heart surgery (unless it’s too late), and probably needs a small family that can commit to pretty full care for him. He is darling!

From a family who met him in spring 2014:   Kristopher is such a sweet boy, and I think he would have so much potential in a loving home!  He is very small for his age; he was 6, but looked like about 4 years old.  He was definitely more mentally delayed than the other boys in his group, but he could answer questions appropriately, followed directions, could eat by himself and get dressed to go outside with little help.  One time we played a game like ring-around-the-rosy, and he knew the words to the song and how to play along.  He loved when my husband lifted him up high in the air.  His eyesight is poor, and they said he is blind in one eye.  He had trouble doing a puzzle, but we weren’t sure if it was a cognitive issue, or because he couldn’t see the pieces well.  They told us he has some sort of heart condition, which might require surgery.  We did see him showing rocking behavior at times.  He got along well with the other kids, although he often played by himself, probably because of cognitive differences.  He is so precious and really needs a family!

Additional photos available.

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

40224204453 GageBoy, born May 2004 (old picture)
Visual impairment, slight mental delay without behavioral disorders

Listed: February 25 , 2014

 

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Digital imagemaia-2017Maia updateGirl, born May 2008
FAS, congenital defects of development, esotropia, microcephaly

Listed: February 11, 2014

New pic Jan 2017.

From a family who met her in January 2014:  Maia is a sweet little girl.  She was able to follow orders and do everything that her teacher asked her to do.  She doesn’t speak but giggled a lot and made some noises.  Her doctor said that while she was unsure if Maia would speak, she felt the prognosis was good.  Her eyes are crossed. Vision and hearing are otherwise fine.  Maia has mental delays and would benefit from focused attention and education.  Maia is lively and active and ready for a family who is ready to play!

*** 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 ***

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABoy, born June 2011

Cerebral palsy dyskinetic (hyperkinetic) type

Listed: Jan 2013

What a little love!  Another one who is so young and will greatly benefit from therapy and a family.  Someone scoop him up!

 

$1,167.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Brothers (1)

Brothers (4)Sawyer – older brother (wearing orange) {aged out}

Finn – younger brother
Boy, born March 2005
Congenital cleft palate, inguinal hernia, scrotocele, developmental delays

Listed: January 20, 2014

*** We are eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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40115180338 HollaceGuardian AngelBoy, born January 2011
Cerebral palsy – spastic diplegia; blindness of both eyes; hernia; valgus feet; cardiovascular system malformations

Listed: Jan 2014

$4,907.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $60.00 from MACC donations!

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

Brayden eating31209224312 (3)Boy, born September 2004
Mental delays; he does not talk. He is very active.

Listed: December 9, 2013

From someone who met him in 2013:  Brayden looks to be about 4 years old, not 9. He’s a very energetic and happy little boy. He would always run up to the missionaries. He is in the same groupa as Collier. He loved it when we went outside, and when the older boys swung him around. He also loved swinging on the bench swing and on one of the bouncy cars. He has some speech sounds, but it is very difficult to understand. Brayden is also very caring, and has the most infectious smile. I believe he would be a very good fit in a family.

Update March 2014:  He is a very enthusiastic and high energy little guy with obvious microcephaly. He spoke, but very minimally, and makes a lot of other noises- squeals and such. he is very assertive, especially when it comes to getting something he wants (like candy and fruit!) and seems to have poor proprioceptive input, and is unaware of how frequently he bounces into people and things lol (very common with FAS, and typically addressed through an improved sensory diet and occupational therapy, for more info, read about the Out of Sync Child). He seems like a sweet little boy.

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

31112181246 EmeryBoy, born July 2007

Convergent squint (operated), slight mental delay, fetal alcohol syndrome, epileptic reaction (affective-respiratory seizures), nanism of somatogenic genesis, poor speech

November 2015:  *** Emery facing imminent transfer.  He urgently needs a family!  ***

Listed: December 6, 2013

Info from a family that met him 10/15:
He has a lot of energy, but he listens well to the nannies. They often reminded him to behave in passing – though it was more of a reminder that they were watching than because he was acting up. He interacts well with other children though he did not engage me (adult) very much. He is delayed, but has potential in a family. Super cute. He needs a family, there is so much hope and potential for him that he will not get in an orphanage. He would do well with older children to set an example.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
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Clayton-2015

Clayton, April 2015

Twin boys, born August 2010

Updated pictures and medical info April 2015

Clayton — Cerebral palsy. taking anticonvulsant therapy

His twin brother, Caleb, passed away in 2017

Listed: Oct 16, 2013

From someone who met them in 2013:
(Brother 1)  He is in with a much younger groupa. He goes outside twice daily when it is nice, and this orphanage does physical therapy five times a week. He makes eye contact, but is in his own little world until you talk directly to him. He appears kind of zoned out, and then I said his name and stroked his cheek and his whole body came to life, just longing to be touched and tickled. He arched his back and smiled, but I wasn’t allowed to pick him up. He has grown too long for his stroller. I put a velcro wrist rattle on him and he purposefully moved his left arm to interact with it immediately. He is well nourished there, but he will really need a mama’s touch to help him grow. His teeth look like they are in great shape. He uses his arms, but I did not see him move his legs, though he was certainly wiggling from one side to the other and is a kid who would really like to be on the move! He is not in the same groupa as his brother. Kids are generally grouped by what they are eating, and his brother was in the groupa for kids doing formula and purees. I think he may be on only formula still. It was so hard to leave him behind!

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(Brother 2)  Several days later, I saw who I thought was the same child in a different stroller, but the nannies corrected me when I called him by his brothers name, slowly communicating that this was his twin brother. They look SO much alike! The first day I saw him, he was badly in need of a diaper change and I showed the nannies. He was laying flat on his back in the outdoor playpen, and when I came back to return my daughter to the groupa, he was still there an hour later, unchanged in diaper and position. The next day I saw him, though, one of the sweet nannies was playing music on her ipod, and he was laying close to her in a stroller. Although he didn’t interact with the music, he was very quick to respond to my voice. The second I stopped talking, he stopped smiling and zoned out again. But, he was so responsive to touch and baby talk!  He pushed his body around in the stroller with his legs AND arms, and had a lot of good neck strength. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he is only being limited by the assumptions of his diagnosis. As we left our daughter’s groupa for the last time, we saw him being lovingly carried down to his physical therapy appointment. I think it was a sign of good things to come for these boys!

Neither boy is using meaningful speech, though both babble. Videos available. Wonderful region to adopt from, especially if one parent needs to stay alone for a time.

$8,749.10 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!