Boy, born 2010

spinal dysraphism corrected through surgery and neurogenic bladder

Keaton has no physical limitations and is incredibly active. Keaton loves to jump on the trampoline, play chase, and ride bikes. He started attending a full-day public school in January 2020 and has quickly and easily made friends with the other children in his class. Keaton is very motivated to learn and tries to soak in as much information about everything around him. He is behind slightly academically due to the previous orphanage he was living in, however he has made incredible strides in his education this past year. Keaton is currently reading at a 1st/2nd grade level, and can complete double digit addition and subtraction questions. His ability to both understand and speak English has also increased exponentially this year. He is able to communicate most everything he wants and needs in English and will use 6-8 word sentences in English regularly. If he doesn’t know the English word for something he will describe it using other words until his point is made. At school, Keaton tells his teacher that his favorite subjects are reading and dance class!

Keaton takes daily medication and uses a catheter throughout the day. Keaton is incredibly independent in his medical care and daily catheterizations requiring only some supervision to make sure his catheter is cleaned properly. More information available about Keaton’s continence care for seriously interested families.

Keaton is a very spirited, sweet, and creative child who has formed healthy attachments with his current caregivers. He is independent in all of his daily living tasks and likes to make a good impression at school by making sure he dresses nicely. He has a great sense of humor and will laugh at his own jokes with the sweetest smile and biggest, belly laugh. Keaton loves building in sand and playing in mud. Keaton honestly just loves all things outdoors in general! Keaton is such a clever child with an incredible future ahead of him, especially in a family to call his own!

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

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

Boy, born 2015

spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, seizures, mild hearing loss

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: Sept 2019

Simon is a very sweet little boy who currently lives with several older girls and is the last remaining “baby” in his home. He cannot speak, but does communicate through facial expressions and some noises.

A traveling family met Simon and said, “Within the three days we spent at the orphanage, we were able to bond with him to the point he would smile and get excited when he saw us. The older girls told us he can understand what they say to him. He enjoys being held and carried around, but spends most of his day sitting in a baby walker or high chair. He seems very easy going, as we didn’t see him complain about being put in his crib for nap time, etc. The caregivers are working on his motor skills. He can eat with assistance and enjoyed the ice cream we brought! It’s so easy to fall in love with this little boy! We are praying his family sees him soon!”

Simon has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and has had seizures. He takes 30 mg of Phenobarbital once a day. Simon has mild hearing loss of the left ear. Therapy has helped lessen the spasm and Simon can open and close his hands. Simon loves being around people and making faces! When praying before meals, he bows down his head and says “ahh” when everyone says “Amen.” We’re hoping a wonderful loving family comes forward for this special little boy!

There is a $500 agency grant for Simon’s adoption with his adoption agency.

$935.00 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!

Girls, born 2007 & 2008

Down syndrome

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: Sept 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boy, born August 2004

Down syndrome

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: Sept 2019

*URGENT- AGING OUT!*

Joshua is a sociable and energetic boy. Joshua isn’t afraid to approach groups of people and he enjoys attention. Joshua likes to imitate actions of other children and can follow simple instructions. He enjoys singing, dancing, and engaging in group games. Joshua shares his toys with other children. He can dress and undress independently. He knows where to put his dirty clothes. Joshua is physically healthy and has never been ill, except with an occasional cold. He is currently attending a Special Education class. He can sit still in class and is able to match shapes, sort colors, and identify body parts. Joshua can color, trace lines, build, and connect blocks. He can be trained to do things with adult supervision. We hope just the right family comes forward for Joshua and that he makes it home before his 16th birthday!

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Joshua’s adoption with the adoption agency.  Joshua needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold his file or move forward with adopting him.

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

Girl, born 2011

Listed: Jan 2019

Jamila is listed as having microcephaly as well as hemiplegia on the left side of her body.

She is a vibrant little girl who is full of life and loves being around others. She is active and loves to go on walks around the neighborhood, jump on the trampoline, brush her baby doll’s hair and play hide and seek. She is able to move around independently and can run and walk with ease. She does slightly drag her left foot as she moves around but manages well despite this. Jamila does receive physio therapy where her leg and foot are stretched to help with movement. She attends an on site school 5 days a week where she participates in circle time as well as class time with her teachers. Jamila is able to point to named colors and match colors correctly. She is also working on improving her fine motor abilities through activities such as using the peg board, stringing beads, playing with play doh, and cutting with scissors. Jamila also enjoys finger painting and all types of water and sensory play. She has a very strong bond with her caregiver and good relationships with the other children in her home. Jamila is non-verbal, only able to say “hi” to others to communicate. She does know some signs and is working towards learning more. She can sign to communicate that she wants water and also to ask for help. She has a beautiful face, her eyes, smiles, and adorable dimples steal the hearts of all that come around her. She is a loving girls who seeks out attention and affection from others and would thrive in a family.

$1,240.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born April 2012

Cerebral palsy

Listed: Dec 2018

February 2020 Update: Kristy is such a precious girl! She loves when she is with people that she knows care for her. Kristy eagerly seeks out physical touch from her teachers and caregivers. She crawls up to them and slowly stretches out her body until she is fully in their lap, then she hugs them tightly. It is very endearing. Kristy is very friendly and enjoys having visitors in her home. While Kristy loves to cuddle with her friends, she tends to prefer independent play. She loves to crawl in the play tunnel she received for Christmas, play with musical instruments, swing, jump on the trampoline, and play with balls.

Kristy rarely wears her hearing aids as she does not tolerate them due to her sensory aversion for them. In classes, Kristy’s teachers are beginning to work with her to teach her basic sign language. Currently they are working specifically on saying “more,” “finished,” “yes,” and “no.”

Kristy would make a valuable addition to a family as she has so much love and affection to share with others.

Video available!

$1,038.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born summer 2016
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2018

Taylor is a beautiful baby girl with Down syndrome. She has straight black hair with brown eyes. Taylor has a beautiful smile that she extends to everyone she comes into contact with. She pays close attention to what is going on around her by following closely with her eyes. She enjoys holding and playing with a rattle, putting it in her mouth, and moving it from one hand to the other.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

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

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

Girl, born 2011
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: July 2018

Izzy has cerebral palsy. She transferred to her current home in June 2018 and has already made remarkable progress. She is incredibly bright, social, and affectionate. She previously had no exposure to English but now responds to several English commands. She also says several words such as “hi”, “bye”, and “more” and has picked up on several ASL signs which are used in the home. She communicates extremely well with vocalizations and gestures and is perceptive to body language and other social cues in communication. She is currently being potty trained and indicates when she has to use the toilet. She gets around the house quickly with crawling and scooting. She can pull to stand and remain standing with minimal support. She can walk with hand support or a reverse walker. She can self-feed. She loves playing games such as hot potato, duck duck goose, and catch. She has an infectious laugh and smile and brings a special energy and joy wherever she goes. She often seeks out trusted caregivers and requests hugs and kisses. She will turn her face from side to side to ensure she gets kisses on both cheeks. She would be an incredible gift to any family and has a huge capacity to learn and grow in a family environment.

December 2018 update: Izzy is learning and making progress steadily! She is now potty trained. She is making strength gains, and her ability to use her walker is improving. She is able to go up and down stairs by crawling/scooting. Her receptive language is growing and she now responds to many commands and knows the English words for many household objects. She has learned her body parts and picked up more sign language. She can match colors and do simple puzzles. She knows the names of all the other kids in the house. She is beginning to use a program on her iPad to expand her communication. She enjoys coloring and is beginning to engage in imaginative play with dolls. She loves to dance and has learned the motions to multiple action songs. She anticipates the next activity in her daily routine. Her social nature and love of life continue to be so endearing! Izzy is so bright and would THRIVE in a family! Videos available.

Izzy also has a $5000 grant offered by Here I Am Orphan Ministries!

$1,085.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2014
Blind

Listed: May 2018

Georgie was transferred to his current home in April 2018. He had experienced neglect and under-stimulation in his previous orphanage but already his development is progressing and we look forward to seeing Georgie learn and explore the world. Georgie is functionally blind and has very little light perception. He has been doing so well in his transition into this new chapter of life. Everyday we are more captivated by his bubbly, sweet, gentle disposition.

Georgie is rapidly changing and developing. He is learning how to scoot around, bear weight, and explore with his hands. He had no experience in his previous home with self feeding, but already is making great progress and is self feeding with minimal support. He had no English exposure previously, but in just a month his English understanding is already developing and he responds to several commands. He is weak, but gaining strength. He can pull up to a stand using a surface for support.

Georgie loves making silly noises and often vocalizes silly babbles, finds interesting surfaces to tap on, or picks things up and throws them to hear their clatter. Georgie is very social. He loves to be held and swung around. He sometimes whimpers when he is put down and communicates non-verbally that he wants to be held. He mimics sounds others make and often bursts with excited laughter when playing with other adults and children. We are so excited to see him begin to hit the milestones he is already working towards.

 

UPDATE NOV 2018:  Georgie is totally blind. It has been confirmed that he has no light perception, Leber’s is suspected. Georgie can now crawl, walk independently, climb up and down stairs (with a railing), and balance on a balance board. He self-feeds. He is good at predicting parts of a routine. His language, both receptive and expressive, is growing steadily. He can respond to various commands in English such as “Come”, “Clap”, “Spin”, and “Touch your head”. He will follow sounds and voices and will seek them out when it’s a preferred person/object. He is showing an increased ability to self-entertain and will seek out toys in his environment. He loves to repeat songs and commonly heard phrases. He likes to interact with others through playing echoing games and will giggle and laugh when playing. Georgie has a relaxed, easy-going personality. He also loves to be silly and will find reasons to laugh. Some of his favorite activities are playing in water, swinging, and playing catch. He is social and loves to be held and cuddled.

$2,502.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2008

Listed: April 2018

Intellectual disability. No spasticity. She walks independently but her gait is a bit weak. Social, interactive, beautiful, engaging, loveable child with a sense of humor who loves to laugh. She can feed herself. She has good receptive language in her native language, but is non-verbal.

She can imitate some sounds. Enjoys playing with musical toys, toys that stack, toys with small parts that fit inside, trying to trace letters with chalk, and throwing and trying to catch balls. Able to concentrate on one toy for a sustained period of time.

Follows directions well. Prefers soft solid foods and favorite food is eggs. Loves the beach. She can go up and down stairs by herself holding the railing. She enjoys being with other people and is friendly with adults and children.

March 2020 Update: Melanie is working on a number of daily living skills. She is eating independently, able to wash her hands with verbal prompts, and working on other skills such as getting dressed independently. She is able to identify colors as well. Melanie is currently working towards the goals of saying her name, drawing shapes, and increasing her sounds and words.

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

Girl, DOB Jan/2009
Hydrocephalus – undergone surgery.

Listed: March 2018

Julie’s age was estimated.  Please check with the agency for further information.

February 2020 Update: Julie is just as friendly as ever! When people she knows or visitors enter the room, she grins from ear to ear and calls them over to say hi. Julie is a girl who can make everyone laugh! She is spunky, funny, and oh, so sassy. Julie continues to work on her letters, numbers, shapes, and colors in class. She can now count to 10, she can identify 15% of the English alphabet, and identify basic colors.

She is bonded to her primary caregiver and gets along with the other children in her home. She loves to hold babies and play with other children her age. She can sit independently and crawl. She receives physical therapy 5 times a week where she working on tall kneeling and strengthening her back muscles. She can bear weight on her legs during physical therapy with the help of AFOs.

Julie had hip surgery in July 2019. She is working daily with her physical therapist to regain strength in her legs, core, and arms. Through a variety of exercises, she is sitting independently again and has started to crawl. Julie also stands with assistance while wearing AFOs during therapy. Julie is one tough cookie and she is working hard to be even stronger than she was before.

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Julie is funny and sassy. She is a friendly child and always greets visitors with a big smile and waves them over to say hello. She has good use of her hands and is able to complete tasks such as feeding herself and is working on pre-writing skills. Julie attends an on-site school where she works with her teacher on learning her English alphabet and shapes. She can count up to 5 and identifies basic colors. Julie likes to look at books and play with toys, especially baby dolls and blocks. She speaks full sentences in her native language, and speaks 70 plus English words. She understands most of what is being said to her in both English and her native language.

She is bonded to her primary caregiver and gets along with the other children. She loves to hold the babies and play with other children her age. She can sit independently and crawl. She receives physical therapy 3-4 times a week where she working on tall kneeling and strengthening her back muscles. She has recently started bearing weight on her legs during physical therapy with the help of AFOs. Julie is also in the progress of potty training and has been doing really well with this.

*** 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 2007
Seizure disorder, intellectual delay

Tricia has a seizure disorder for which she is on medication. She is now seizure free. She also has intellectual delay. She can speak in short sentences in her native language and uses some words in English. Her speech is somewhat slurred and she has difficulty with social skills, attending to tasks and conversation.

Listed: Feb 2018

February 2020 Update: Tricia is a happy girl with lots of energy. She speaks her native language and English in simple sentences. She has classes every morning that includes learning the alphabet, colors, and simple words and their meanings. She has a difficult time concentrating for long periods of time so she has breaks where she listens to her favorite songs and dances around the house. Tricia loves listening to music, painting, and picking out her prettiest outfits for the day. You can find her most days jumping on the trampoline, spending time with her best friend, and/or drawing on any piece of paper she can find. Tricia thrives on individual attention and craves the love of being called daughter and having her very own family.

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Tricia is a sweet, happy girl who loves dancing, music, and jumping on the trampoline. She loves to be with her caregivers, the other girls in her home, and is very friendly with new people. She is very affectionate. She struggles with writing her alphabet and therefore does not enjoy it very much. She is interested in fashion and looking her cutest in a pretty dress with a flower in her hair. She has lots of energy to run around and jump up for a hug. She has a sweet voice and likes to show you her work. She is very motivated by adult attention and is learning boundaries with adults she doesn’t know well. She desperately asks for 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 ***

Girl, born 2006

Listed: Feb 2018

Molly has cerebral palsy. She can sit independently for short periods of time. She has a feeding tube to supplement her nutrition and help her gain weight, but she continues to eat her meals by mouth. She likes self feeding with hand over hand support. She is potty-trained using a Rifton chair. She tries very hard to communicate using limited sign and speech. She has an eye gaze-controlled computer which allows her to communicate with others. Molly is laid back and content. She loves to be included and likes being silly and goofy. She is very intelligent but has a difficult time showing what she knows given her communication limitations. Knows her English alphabet and can read simple words. Can spell her name. Enjoys playing games (she is competitive) and listening to stories (she can recap the plots of simple stories by selecting images that correspond with the plot). Likes to color. Enjoys being social and playing with other kids, especially make believe (baby dolls are her favorite).

Jan 2019 Update: In March 2018, due to increasing hip pain and subluxation of her hip joints, Molly underwent a major double hip surgery: femoral derotation and osteotomy to correct the alignment of her hips and femurs. She was in a spica cast (immobilizing her hips and knees) for over a month. She then spent much of the year re-gaining the strength and movement that she had lost while immobilized. She is a fighter and persevered through significant discomfort over the past year. She maintained her joyful, sweet spirit throughout! Molly celebrated her 12th birthday in December. She was very excited to receive a new traditional dress for the occasion and to get henna designs drawn on her arms. She loves getting fancy and looked so gorgeous! Molly was also very enthusiastic about her cake as she loves all sweets. Over the past year, Molly developed a new interest in make-up and will request to wear it by reaching up and rubbing her hand on her lips and cheeks. She also was introduced to the movie “Frozen” and it has become a favorite. She will “sing” (vocalize) along to favorite songs such as “Let it Go”. Molly may not stand out as one of the youngest or one of the sickest, but she is so worthy of a family. She would be a beautiful addition to a family and a beloved daughter, sister, and cousin.

*** 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 2009

Penny appears to have a genetic syndrome – possibly Rubinstein-Taybi – but further genetic testing is required to confirm. It was also discovered in January 2016 that she is profoundly deaf. Left eye convergent strabismus, right eye dominant, wears glasses.

Listed: Feb 2018

February 2020 Update: Penny can take steps with assistance and uses a gait trainer to walk around. Penny is a big fan of sensory play! She will sit beside a tub of water and swirl the water round and round. Penny also enjoys finding objects hidden in sensory containers. She slowly drags her hands through the container finding the objects hidden beneath the surface. Penny is a friendly child who loves people so much! When someone walks into the room and approaches her, she gets so excited. Penny will flap her arms and grin from ear to ear, giggling the whole time. Penny loves being held and squeezed tightly. She also enjoys having her face cupped between her or someone else’s hands. Penny finds a lot of amusement in holding people’s hands and guiding them over a light source to create shadows which she intently watches as they bend and flow. Sweet Penny loves deeply and it is very easy to love her right back.

*** 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 2004

Listed: Feb 2018

Ginger has cerebral palsy and intellectual delay. She can walk independently but is a bit wobbly on unstable surfaces. When she has her glasses on she is more stable. She is adorable, friendly, and eager to learn and explore. She is non verbal. She can say a few words that are not very clear, however those who know her know what she is saying. She knows some signs such as water, eat, bathroom. She loves to be a helper to the teachers in her onsite special class. She can identify letters and numbers 1-10 by pointing to the correct answer. She knows her English alphabet in sign language and her colors. She is currently scribbling as she has difficulty holding the pencil. She is working on tasks in school like beading, using a pincer grasp, and developing her gross motor skills such as walking in a straight line.

December 2018 UPDATE: Ginger is doing great! She has learned to colour in large objects rather than scribbling, and this has been a fun new activity for her. She has also been enjoying making Christmas crafts and helping to decorate her home. She needs support with this, but loves to try her hardest and is proud of her work. Right now she is enjoying playing with toys like Legos and puzzles. She is a kind friend. Whenever one of the other girls is sad, she comforts them by sitting beside them, giving a hug, and patting their arms or legs.

*** 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 2014

Eden is completely blind and has profound hearing loss. She received bilateral cochlear implants and is responding to sound and making many new sounds, although not yet saying any words.

Listed: Feb 2018

February 2020 update: Eden’s acrobatic skills have only increased over this past year. She has discovered how to climb out of her bed and into the bed of one of the older girls in her home. This cuddle bug loves any chance to seek out physical touch- whether it is sneaking late night cuddles or laying in the swing in her home with one of her friends. The disc swing in her home remains her favorite place, however she has grown fond of a plastic rocking horse as well.

Eden continues to take daily morning walks with her teacher to continue to practice her cane skills. Eden is now able to climb a flight of stairs while holding onto the railing and receiving promptings from her teacher. Recently, Eden has shown an increase in desire to explore her surroundings. Eden’s teacher has been working with her on spatial recognition and her ability to find new landmarks in her home. Eden is currently working on self-feedings skills. At first she was reluctant to hold her spoon during meal times, but now she is able to hold it with assistance for her entire meal. She is doing incredible! We are optimistic that this is a skill she will master this year! Eden continues to wear her processors daily. Recently Eden has begun attending speech therapy three days a week. She has begun babbling more. We hope that with speech therapy she will be able to begin to associate more meaning with the noises that she hears.

Jan 2019 update: Eden has started moving around the home with purpose more independently.  She is now able to climb up 3 flights of stairs while holding onto the rail for support.  She is also able to come down the stairs, also holding onto the rail for support.  Eden has always been quite the acrobat and has now learned to climb on the sofa in the home and will stand while holding onto the back and jump and giggle.  She has also learned to find a low hanging disc swing in the home and climb on it.  She loves the swing and will vocalize sweet sounds as she enjoys the motion.  Eden continues to work with her guide cane and still needs encouraging and prompting to use the guide cane throughout the day.  She takes daily walks down the street with her teacher. She mostly enjoys the walks, unless she is tired, then she cries to be picked up and comforted.  Eden continues to wear her processors allowing her to hear and she often responds to the sounds of toys falling on the floor, familiar voices, and music.   She does require frequent prompting to complete activities in her classes.  Eden also continues to demonstrate some aversions to a lot of textures. This is addressed in the home through a lot of opportunity for sensory play.  She enjoys having lotion rubbed on her, sensory brush actives and water play.

$3,611.81 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2008

Dinah has nystagmus, diplegic cerebral palsy, and speech delay (nonverbal). She can walk independently and can feed herself. She is becoming more independent and is currently working on dressing herself. Is not potty trained but could probably learn in a more stable
family environment.

Listed: Feb 2018

Dinah is giggly, likes to snuggle, sweet, content. Will play with toys, seek out preferred toys, and seek out preferred children to play beside. She has been working on using a simple voice-output communication system to greet the other children and choose between two toy options. She is social and gets very excited when surrounded by lots of people. She likes to do what the other children are doing. She can follow simple commands in English and can identify body parts by touching them when asked.

She shows ability to build strong attachments and follows her preferred caregiver and opens her arms for a hug. She loves to dance and immediately stands up and starts dancing when music comes on.

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

Boy, born 2007
quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy; takes medication to control seizures

Listed: Feb 2018

February 2020 Update: Daylan participates in daily educational and motor skill classes with the use of his wheelchair and a lap-tray. Daylan is eager and determined to learn! He loves working on basic spelling and math, and is so proud of himself when he learns something new! He is currently using a combination of assistive technology and PECS to help him with his non-verbal communication. Even without these, Daylan is still loud and clear in his communication using vocalizations, facial expressions and pointing to make his needs and feelings known. He loves to use switch-adapted toys and toys with large buttons that he is able to use independently. Unfortunately, Daylan’s dystonia has become more severe as he has grown over the past year. His ability to roll and scoot around the floor has decreased significantly, but he is still able to sit comfortably in his wheelchair with the support of a back brace. Daylan is incredibly joyful, sweet, goofy, sassy, and spunky. One of Daylan’s current favorite games is to lay next to one of the other boys in his home and attempt to stick his finger into their noses and ears! This always brings lots of laughter from everyone around him! Daylan truly has so much potential to thrive in a family!

Video available.

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

Girl, born 2004
Visual impairment (one side anophthalmia, other eye has microphthalmia and a coloboma). Minimal vision.  Mild developmental delay. Bright, giggly, vibrant young lady.

Listed: Feb 2018

Victoria would do well in a family without younger siblings. She is quite independent despite her low vision. She attends a rehab center where she gets private tutoring. She can read large print and reads and writes at a beginner level. She can do simple addition and subtraction facts in her head. She has a lot of energy and loves socializing, and simply needs constructive outlets for her energy. She is independent with her self care. She loves to color and dance.

She enjoys being the center of attention and moves around comfortably and independently. She loves playing games outdoors, walking in the park, dancing, art, and running around. She is able to communicate at a beginner level in English, and is fluent in her native language. She brings a lot of joy to her environment, and is often spotted with a smile on her face.

*** 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 2005
Mild cerebral palsy, monoplegia (only left hand affected), developmental and speech delay; seizure history

Listed: Feb 2018

February 2020 Update: Esther is a sweet girl with a joyful and spunky spirit. She speaks her native language fluently and can understand most English. Her sentences in English are simple and she would benefit from the support of a speech therapist. She has many friends and can usually be found in a circle of girls playing with toys or sitting in a reading corner with her favorite book. Esther enjoys English and writing but has difficulty concentrating in math. She has memorized her alphabet and numbers 1-300. She can write four and five letter words neatly. Esther thrives on one on one attention and can focus on her schooling best when given individual attention. Esther’s hobbies include jumping on the trampoline, coloring, painting, dancing, and singing. One of her favorite times of the day is when everyone is settling in for the night and she is able to sit down, either singing or dancing with her friends, or reading her favorite book. This sweet girl longs to have a family of her own.
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Esther speaks her native language fluently and understands some English. Her sentences in both languages are not clear and she needs the support of a speech therapist. She is on medication to control seizures and is seizure free. She tends to have trouble concentrating and attending to conversation. Social skills are delayed but she is well liked by the other girls and plays nicely. She has memorized her alphabet and numbers 1 to 200. She is writing four letter words neatly. She thrives from having adult attention and asks desperately when her family is coming. She is learning appropriate boundaries with strangers and tends to request hugs from any adult.

Esther likes jumping on the trampoline, cuddling with caregivers, coloring, dancing and singing. Esther likes to be active with the other children in her house, but she also is comfortable entertaining herself with books and other quiet activities.

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

Boy, born 2004
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Zane has Down syndrome. He is very high functioning and independent. He can speak his native language fluently and his speech is clear. He understands and speaks some English as well. He is independent with self care and requires no support with tasks such as feeding himself, dressing, and bathing himself. He can write his name and read short words in English. He is a sweet kid, never aggressive, and has good relationships with the other boys and staff. He is communicative and very funny. He is socially motivated and likes to meet new friends.

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

Boy, born 2013
quadriplegic cerebral palsy

Listed: January 2018

February 2020 Update: Connor’s dark brown eyes and sweet smile are captivating. He has a kind, funny, gentle soul. He is cautious of new people in his home, but friendly. Connor has displayed the ability to cultivate deep connections with a trusting caregiver. He continues to love to be held and cuddled. Connor has become more interested in playing with his friends rather than self-play. He always wants to be included in activities. The cheeky little boy that he is, he loves to wiggle around or kick his legs when receiving feedings through his peg tube. He laughs and laughs as his caregiver attempts to get him to sit still long enough for his nurse to administer his feeding. Connor loves dancing to music, any chance to be outside, one-on-one time, watching movies and making crafts with his teacher. Connor enjoys watching his surroundings. When something is happening that he does not like or if he wants to be included in an activity he makes sure to let you know. Connor is incredibly smart. While he is nonverbal, he is very communicative and expressive. He makes his needs known clearly and is never afraid to express exactly what he wants from you.

Connor uses switch toys and certain iPad apps in classes. He loves doing activities that allow him to make independent choices. Connor has learned how to identify and point to different body parts when asked. In therapy, Connor is working on sitting independently. Currently, he is able to do so for ten, consecutive seconds. During free play, he likes to roll around next to his friends and often rolls into them, laughing. Connor would make such a wonderful son. His heart longs for family and deep connection with others.

$2,022.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2005
Down Syndrome, myxomatous mitral valve, mild TR, tends to be very healthy, good tone, needs speech therapy.

Listed: January 2018

February 2020 Update: Naomi has mastered the entire alphabet and now helps teach her peers! She can now speak, read, and write numbers 1 to 50! She can identify most colours, birds, animals and vegetables. Naomi continues to improve her native and English language skills. In English, she has learned to read and write words starting with letters A to G, and months of the year. She is currently working on learning to write numbers 50 to 200, words starting with letters H to Z, and improving pronunciation and expanding vocabulary.

Naomi is very creative, and with her friends has made a number of wall hangings, paintings, and other decorations for the house. She has also started doing needlepoint and really seems to enjoy it!
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Naomi can identify colors and body parts. She can speak but her articulation is poor and speech is not very clear. She strings together 3-4 words in both English and her native language. Psychological evaluation in September 2015 reported a mild intellectual delay. She can write letters, numbers, and shapes. She comprehends reasonably well and follows simple instructions. She is independent for self care. Quiet, friendly, comical, obedient, sweet-tempered, hard-working. Naomi has a unique fashion sense and likes to choose her own outfits.

Naomi attends on-site school. She is very quiet but is most talkative during games of her choosing. She is not clumsy and does well and is independent with sports/games night with activities including basketball, hula hoop, 3 legged race.

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

Girl, born 2006
Apert syndrome, craniosyntosis (frontal skull reconstruction done, midface advance needed, would be best done in the US), syndactyly of feet and hands (fingers surgically separated–has 4 digits on each hand).

Listed: November 2017

March 2020 Update: Rebekah is continuing to improve her literacy in both her native language and English. She is working on reading and writing sentences and expanding vocabulary. She is able to do small simple addition with single digits, and is working on moving on to double digit addition. In pre-vocational classes, she is learning to make paper chains and improving her needle and threading skills.

Rebekah feeds herself independently and calls people by name. She can identify objects and colors. She is independent in indicating her needs and independent in her self care. She is attending on site school where she can write numbers 1 to 200. She loves counting things. She knows and writes all of her upper and lower case letters. She is reading and writing 3 letter words. She can spell her name.She doesn’t want to miss out on what is happening, she is eager to be a part of the fun. She enjoys sitting with adults and telling stories. She loves to color, draw and write. She is proud to be a helper and to be independent. She is working on pre-vocational skills of washing dishes and sweeping and fine motor skills like beading, threading, and cutting with scissors. She is well liked by all the staff and is helpful in the home. She has several very close friends with whom she gets all very 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 ***

Boy, born 2014
Spina bifida of lower lumbar and entire sacral region. Hydrocephalus (with VP shunt) and Chiari malformation. Had operation to release tethered spinal cord. Is catheterized.

Listed: October 2017

February 2020 Update: Zack continues to grow healthy and strong! Ever smiley, Zack is the social butterfly of his home. He adores when visitors come over and he loves making new friends. When going on walks in the neighborhood, Zack will call people as he passes by with a friendly “hello” and huge grin. Zack’s caregiver and teachers often call him a “handsome hero.” He cannot get enough of it! Due to this fact he has begun brushing his hair to the side with his fingers and smiling up at people until they tell him how handsome he is. It is endearing. Zack is truly the sweetest boy. Anytime anyone is sick or seems sad he will ask to sit with them and attempts to cheer them up or offers prayer. He deeply desires to see all of his friends happy at all times.

In classes Zack is currently learning shapes, days of the week, numbers one through ten, and the first five letters of the English alphabet. In play time he often requests blocks in order to build towers. Once they are completed he will call his caregiver in order to proudly show off his creation. When he is not building blocks he loves coloring, making crafts and playing with toy cars. His new favorite sensory play is with shaving cream. On Christmas the staff in his home filled a plastic swimming pool with shaving cream so the children in his home could play with “snow.” Ever since he has begun asking for shaving cream daily in his sensory class.

Recently Zack was gifted a new wheelchair that allows him to more easily reach the wheels. He has begun learning how to push himself in his chair. He is thrilled! While he is still in the early stages of learning this skill, he is already showing amazing progress! Obtaining this skill will be huge in Zack’s independence! He loves practicing and will often request to be taken on walks.  Zack often asks about his future family and is eager for the day that he is able to meet his mom and dad!

July 2019 update: Zack is the naughtiest and happiest boy in his home! He learned all his colours and is now learning his animals. He wants to be more independent! He can scoot backwards to get around by himself. He can make requests in both English and his local language and can translate English words to his local language for his caregiver! Zack loves his caregiver Ammama so much. He always scoots over to be near her and wants to be a part of what she is doing. One day he kept asking Ammama for a new shirt, so when she went on her monthly leave she brought him back a new blue shirt.

$2,058.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2009
Down syndrome, Tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy performed in May 2014. Excellent heart echo, no longer needs follow-up. Structurally normal heart. Normal-sized cardiac chambers. No PAH/COA. Good biventricular systolic function.

Listed: October 2017

February 2020 Update: Heidi is a spunky, loving, and mischievous little girl. The sweet presence this girlie brings is a light to anyone’s day. Heidi attends in home classes everyday that includes English, math, art, and life skills. Heidi can understand and speak both he native language and most simple English sentences. Her speech might be difficult to understand for someone who does to know her, but her friends and caregivers know exactly what she is saying, and she is never too shy to tell you what she wants! She would benefit greatly from speech therapy. Heidi loves to write words, and she can write three to four letters words. She is able to do simple addition problems in math and is improving her skills! Heidi enjoys spending time with her friends, making crafts, listening to music, and hiding her toys all around the house to create games to find them later! Every night you can hear her quietly singing and playing with her baby doll on the porch. The people in Heidi’s life see how much she would thrive with a family. She hopes and prays for a family every night.

Update January 2018:  Heidi is identifying her ABCs and is able to write her alphabet. With some assistance she is able to write numbers 1 through 10. She receives tutoring from in home teachers and participates in other various learning activities at home as well as a special education class every morning at a local institute. Her speech has improved greatly, but she would benefit from speech therapy. She is verbal, but not everything is understood by those who don’t know her well. She speaks in sentences of 3-4 words in both English and Telugu, and can name caregivers and other children in the home. She uses sign language to communicate things like wanting food, water, or the bathroom. She attends the washroom independently. Heidi is observant and reserved when getting to know new people, but she does warm up to people and likes to share with her friends. She is comfortable playing independently and enjoys coloring. She loves to help around the home and can often be found cleaning or helping other kids. She has a wonderful imagination and likes to invite others to join in on her play.

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

Boy, born 2007
Cerebral palsy, deaf

Listed: October 2017

Nolan has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He is also profoundly deaf. He uses ASL at a beginner level. He received a cochlear implant, but due to the age that he was implanted, it has not been successful in helping him to locate sound. He used to be able to walk independently for short distances with orthotics, but recently lost that ability and crawls within the house or uses a wheelchair outside the house. He has a g-tube for feeding due to aspiration when he eats by mouth. Because of his oral motor challenges, he cannot speak and is on medication to control drooling. No seizures. He does classes every day at home with his tutor. He is very social and loves to be around other children. He is bright and learns a lot, when he applies himself. He knows the full English alphabet in ASL and knows many words. He communicates mostly in single words in ASL, as well as simple sentences like I want… He is potty trained day and night. He craves 1 on 1 attention and cries when the younger children get adopted and he has to say goodbye. He likes to be silly and play jokes. He likes to be a helper and enjoys doing chores. He is sensitive and his feelings are easily hurt. He can get frustrated by lack of ability to communicate and be understood. He would thrive in an environment where sign language is understood.

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

Boy, born late 2009
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Evan is a 7 year old boy with Down Syndrome and an anorectal malformation that has already been operated on. He is described as a happy child and attends school with special educator. He is friendly with peers and visitors, has some independent skills and can speaks a few words.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

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

Boy, born early 2012
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Jordan is a 5 year old boy with Down Syndrome. He is described as extremely friendly and easily soothed. Despite his language and developmental delays, he enjoys playing with the other children in his orphanage.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

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

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

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

Boy, born early 2016
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Derek is a 1 year old baby boy with spiky black hair and round cheeks. He’s described as being friendly and shows a lot of interest in other children and nannies. He is able to crawl.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$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!

Boy, born spring 2014
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Abraham is an adorable 3 year old boy with straight black hair, big brown eyes and a round face. He has Down syndrome. He is described by his care givers as extremely cute.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

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

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

Girl, born spring 2014
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Tanya is a 3 year old girl with straight black hair and dark brown eyes. She has Down syndrome. She is loving and comfortable with the staff at her orphanage, but shy of strangers. Although she still can’t walk unassisted at age 3, she is starting to communicate with single words.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

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

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

Girl, born fall 2014
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Sandra is described as loving cuddles, is smiling most of the time and is liked by all the caretakers in her children’s home.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

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

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

Girl, born spring 2014
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Amy is a sweet 3 year old girl with Down syndrome. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Her nannies say she loves to laugh, is able to stand with support but is not able to speak yet.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$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!

Girl, born summer 2015
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect

Listed: May 11, 2017

Annabelle is a 1 1/2 year old baby girl with Down syndrome, a small VSD and mild pulmonary hypertension. She has brown curly hair and beautiful big brown eyes. She can sit, babble and is described by her care takers as content, smiley and gentle towards peers and caregivers.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$10.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born summer 2012
Down syndrome

Listed: May 11, 2017

Emma is an adorable girl with Down syndrome.  Emma is from a predominantly Christian state in Northeastern India that boarders with Myanmar. She is described as happy and enjoys playing with other children.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

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

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born fall 2014
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect

Listed: May 11, 2017

Christie has Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. Christie has brown hair and a slender face. She is described as being happy by nature, loves playing with toys and other children, and is very cooperative with therapy.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$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!