Rebecca

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blind, abdominal TB
Listed: Apr 2021
$220.50
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!
Rebecca is of typical social ability, as well as social skills. Her fine and gross motor skills are also typically developing, somewhat delayed due to her blindness. She plays with dolls and communicates verbally with peers and caregivers. She has good behavior with staff and other children. She is described as sober, happy, content, active, and engaged.

Raymond #

Boy, Age: 3
Medical Diagnoses: Cerebral palsy secondary to hypoxia at birth, optic nerve atrophy, malnutrition, cleft palate (repaired) 
Listed: Apr 2021
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Raymond is an adorable little guy with cerebral palsy in desperate need of a family who can provide better for his needs. He has so much potential but none of it is available to him due to his current living situation and lack of appropriate resources. Raymond follows simple commands such as “laugh”, “sing”, or “stick out your tongue”. He can stack three blocks and likes to play with toys where he can put smaller objects into larger ones. He is working with a therapist to learn to use a walker. He reacts with a smile to adults who are well known to him. He can babble and imitate animal sounds. Raymond likes to interact with other children and to play simple games. He chews his food well when he’s spoon fed and he drinks from a special bottle. Raymond has lived with the same foster parents since he was a month old. It is not clear from his documents the extent of his visual loss which may be complete or partial.

 

Wendy

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI, Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, and completely blind, with congenital cataracts in both eyes, optic sub-atrophy, and microcephaly
Listed: Jun 2010
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Wendy has waited TOO LONG for a family! She’s already been listed and waiting for years. She only has until she turns 16 to be adopted.

Would any family take a leap of blind faith to save her? She will remain bedridden the rest of her short life if not. A potential adoptive family needs to be prepared for the effects of years of institutionalization.

Wendy is a beautiful girl with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes. She was born quite premature (not sure which gestational week, but it is listed as “4th stage”).

Todd

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Jul 2012
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Todd is such a handsome fellow! All we know is that he is listed as “blind” — not sure if he has any vision at all.

Krista

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
slight mental delay, flat feet, convergent squint, vision impairment
Listed: Oct 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Krista needs a family to begin the adoption process prior to November 2021 — when she will turn 16.

Kenny

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Unspecified personality and behavioral disorder due to known physiological condition; Moderate intellectual disabilities; Atopic dermatitis; Other congenital valgus deformities of feet Unspecified cataract; Traction detachment of retina
Listed: Nov 2015
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New pic Jan 2017! Despite his horrible living conditions, Kenny still has a smile on his face and a glow in his eyes. An experienced adoptive family is preferred for him.

Kenny shows facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). Please research this condition!

Where is his mama?!

Ivory

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Severe mental delay; congenital malformation of retina; congenital malformation of optic disc; concomitant strabismus; flat feet
Listed: Mar 2020
$7,726.89
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!
Her biggest problem she cannot see good and that is why she is significantly delayed.
By some reason she cannot have her glasses on when she needs them permanently. Instead she gets them only for classes.

Donny

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Pervasive developmental disorders, Hypertrophy of adenoids, Cardiomyopathy, unspecified, Complicated cataract, Myopia
Listed: Nov 2014
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He has little sight, but he is a very friendly and happy boy!

Harmony #

Girl, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
blind (due to congenital eye anomalies) and has congenital anomalies syndrome mainly affecting the facial area, agenesis of the corpus callosum, colpocephaly and delayed motor development.
Listed: May 2015
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Updated May 2019: Harmony was recently moved to a smaller family style center, where is receiving more attention and care. She still goes to the daycare center at the orphanage and will go to school once she turns 7. She is described as very friendly. She is not aggressive at all and interacts well with the other children. She responds to sounds and tone of voice. She can be comforted with a soft tone. She will hold toys and tries to interact with them, but she needs help to know what to do with them. She loves a rocking horse and will play on it for long periods of time. She will laugh and stop rocking to clap her hands in order to show her pleasure. She says some sounds such as “ba-ba”, “ma-ma”, and “la-la”. She enjoys tactile input and responds well to it. She can stand with support and can walk pushing a walker or when someone is holding her hand. She has not had any instruction in how to walk in a way that will accommodate her lack of vision. Since coming to the center, she has learned to drink from a special cup and is eating from a spoon.

Photos and videos from April 2019 are available through the agency

Updated Jan 2017: Harmony tries to sit independently and stands with the help of an adult or holding onto support. She can step aside holding onto support, pushes the walker with help and guidance by an adult. She is visually impaired – holds a toy handed by an adult, studies the objects with her hand. She has delayed neuro psychological development. When she gets upset, she self-harms.

Harmony expresses her emotions with vocalization – vowel sounds and random sounds. When frustrated she can express her discontent. She can tell apart the tone of voice, reacts with a smile to caresses when she’s calm. The child is fed with a spoon by an adult, drinks from a cup held by an adult.

Brendan #

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
background retinopathy; retinopathy of prematurity; a condition after 2-degree intracranial hemorrhage (he is blind); Specific developmental disorder of motor function; hypotrophy; delayed neuropsychological development. Prematurely born second degree, with low birth weight. Microcephalus; Delay in the neuro-psychical development.
Listed: Jun 2015
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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The child is calm and rarely cries when he’s upset or protests. Single demonstrations of stereotypical shaking of the head right-left have been observed. He reacts with cheer and liveliness to the presence of familiar adults and accepts their presence and contact; he smiles to tender speech and laughs loud to teases. He likes close physical contact. He is distanced with strangers and is distrustful with them not showing activity in play interactions. His attention is difficult to attract and keep. He has support in his legs. His motor development is at the level turning from back to stomach and vice versa and moving by crawling. He is steady in the walker and makes attempts to move around in it. His grip is palmar and he manipulates for long time with toys put in proximity, with alternation of the hands. He picks up a toy put in proximity, makes attempts to evoke sounds from it or puts it in his mouth. Currently, he plays with toys manipulating with them for a long time. He rarely pronounces syllables or other combinations of sounds.

He readily enters into play interactions with adults. He spontaneously pronounces syllables and other combinations of sounds. He eats well, with appetite. While bathed, he’s calm. His sleep is calm and long. He sucks his thumb while sleeping. He eats blended food from a spoon.

Sadie

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Vision impairment, repaired cleft lip, cleft palate (unsure if repaired)
Listed: Oct 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
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Sadie is a delightful and bubbly little girl at 5 years old! Her photos & info are outdated. She came to the orphanage as a baby, and was found to have a cleft lip and palate, as well as a vision impairment. Sadie had her cleft lip repaired in 2011, but we are unsure if her palate has been repaired. Part of her file suggests it has, but there are no surgery reports for a palate repair. Sadie is a doll…the nannies all love her! She loves to play on the slide with the other kids, and ride the rocking horse. Sadie’s fine motor skills are good, however, at 3 years old she was not walking unassisted. She was crawling at that time. Sadie is a lovable and active little girl who needs a family to help her reach her full potential!

Rupert

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blind, Autistic Tendencies
Listed: Oct 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Rupert is blind and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the fullest. Rupert is a lovely little boy who has autistic tendencies and learning needs. He is in a primary school class for children with special needs where he gets lots of one-on-one time with his teachers and he has speech therapy classes where he has been making incredible progress. Rupert is a very active little boy who loves exploring his environment. Like most children, he can turn anything into a toy! He really enjoys meeting new people, and will often grab the hand of a visitor and twirl around, or pull an adult to the floor so he can climb all over them. He loves to be tickled and cuddled. He is also a good dancer and gets really excited whenever his Ayi puts on music. His little legs and feet move to the rhythm! Rupert prefers one on one contact, and has a hard time sitting still for activities. He is very active and prefers to run around and play. He enjoys being snuggled at night and read a children’s story before he goes to sleep. Rupert has a beautiful smile with adorable, mischievous dimples. Rupert’s current agency is offering a $5000 grant towards his adoption! He was recently recalled to his orphanage, so everyone would like him to find his family!

Olivia

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Microphthalmia, delays
Listed: Mar 2018
$1,458.70
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!
Olivia is an energetic, smiley, and beautiful little girl who likes listening to music and playing outside. She is especially close to her caregivers and loves to be cuddled and tickled by them. Olivia is diagnosed as having microphthalmia, which means that both of her eyes are very small and underdeveloped. She also has very low muscle tone. She is able to stand with support, but she can’t walk yet. Her caregivers have been working with her, but she still struggles to move independently. She can sit up for about 30 minutes, but she gets tired and often needs support. She knows her name, responds when called, and can follow simple instructions. She can make sounds like “ah,” but doesn’t say any words. She gets excited when her caregivers tell her it’s snack time or time to go play! Olivia has some feeding issues. She mainly eats soft foods like mashed vegetables. She has a hard time swallowing and needs food chopped up for her. She really likes to hold her bottle herself. Olivia is in a school program in her orphanage during the week days and lives with a foster family on the orphanage grounds the remainder of the time. Olivia is making progress, but what she needs most is a family who can provide her with love and therapies that are simply not available in her orphanage!

Olivia has a $500 agency grant, with her current adoption agency. Olivia needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold her file or move forward with adopting her.

Mark

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Visual impairment
Listed: Jan 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Mark is a sweet and loving child. He has had problems walking in the past but with leg splints, physical therapy and practice, he began to walk confidentially and even run a little bit! Mark’s favorite activity is to go for long walks outside and feel the sun on his face. He likes it when his nannies hand him leaves or flowers to feel. Mark is a sweet boy!

Lucetta

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Estropia, possible CP
Listed: Sep 2015
$450.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lucetta is an adorable little girl who is 3 years old! She came into care as a newborn, and lives in the orphanage. Lucetta has esotropia which is the “turning in” of her eyes. It can be corrected with glasses, temporary patching, or outpatient surgery. Lucetta’s gross motor skills were delayed as of her report (done when she was about 16 months old). She was not crawling or pulling to stand at that time, and an exam suggested she may have CP. Lucetta is a lovable little one, and enjoys playing with toys. Lucetta is ready for her Mommy and Daddy to come and get her!

Landon

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Jan 2019
$72.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Landon is an amazing boy who came to a special home for the Blind in December of 2016. Landon had made so much progress with consistent love and care, but then he was recalled to his orphanage. When they took him back to his orphanage, they didn’t even have a bed for him. Staff went back the next day and donated his bed from their care center. They also recently visited him in the orphanage and reported: “It’s clear the staff is doing their best, but is very overwhelmed. In his room there are 9 children with just one nanny caring for them and one toy to share. When we first saw Landon, he was very distant and refused to even say our names. Even with his new nannies, he was much quieter and cold than he usually was … I can only imagine what’s going on in his little mind. I held him in my arms and sang to him and, even though he refused to sing songs that we used to sing together, he seemed calm and happy. We played for a while and when I gave him a piggy back ride, our old Landon came back to us. He was calling out “go” and “faster” in English and was calling our names again, with a big smile on his face. Leaving him hurt, especially because he started asking to go home with us. Landon needs the love and support of a family now more than ever.”

When Landon first arrived at the home, he struggled with transitions and always demanded to be held. However, he was able to work with a wonderful occupational therapist that helped him and he made great improvements. He still loves hugs, to snuggle, and is the biggest fan of piggy back rides! He especially loves singing and enjoys singing English songs like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “BINGO.” He was in an English immersion classroom and has a strong foundation in English to express himself. Thanks to having American volunteers providing an English immersion environment, he can say the days of the week, say left or right, use manners, and express his basic needs in English. His file lists him to have nystagmus and esotropia. Landon is blind. He had been making big improvements in his orientation and mobility classes. He had also been making wonderful progress with his cane. Make sure to watch his videos and see him speak English and use his cane skills! Landon finds music to be very soothing. He loves when you sing to him while holding him in your arms and when you run your hands through his hair. You can feel how much he just wants to be loved!

MANY additional photos and MANY videos available!

Kopelan

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Jan 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Kopelan loves to sing and hum. He enjoys being held, sitting on people’s laps, and being talked to and sung to. He likes to feel the hands and the arms of the person who is talking to or holding him.

Kopelan has started to play with toys more and feels around for them. He is a happy boy who loves to laugh; he absolutely loves being tickled. He has a face and a smile that are sure to steal your heart.

Kassidy

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blind, Anemia, declining health
Listed: Jan 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
VERY URGENT! * blind * beautiful * her health is declining for unknown reasons *

“Meet Kassidy! She is such a beautiful little love. Her health has declined since her last official medical report and she really needs a family. Our team’s PT feels there is a possibility she could improve so much with the love of a family and access to good medical care.”

Report from April 2011:  A pretty great report for a 19 month old, Kassidy is extroverted, active and restless, sometimes she is stubborn. She loves being cuddled by caregivers the most. Since she is smart and lovely, everyone loves her and hopes she could find a family of her own to enjoy a happy and lovely family life facilitating her healthy development. She is smart and is able to crawl, take steps while holding onto handrails, take steps with one hand held, imitate words, and speak 3-5 words. She uses thumbs and index fingers deftly and is able to pick up a pill with her thumbs and index fingers. She is a very cute baby with fair complexion. She is not a picky eater and eats every good we give her, therefore, she has a chubby face. She has a lovely mouth and she often sucks her fingers as if sucking a soother, which is very cute.

Report from November 2016: From an advocate who met Kassidy: “Kassidy did not interact with environment or caregiver to determine personality. Maintained fetal position sleeping. Did move her face and arms in response to cold washcloth on face. We observed no noises. She has low muscle tone, hyporeflexia. No contractures noted. Can’t stand or walk. Appears to be failure to thrive. She overall demonstrates severe delays in all domains. She appears to have declined in general health per report of previous function.”

Josh

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Congenital optical atrophy of both eyes
Listed: May 2014
$25.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Josh is a cute, very active and extroverted little boy. He has congenital optic atrophy of both eyes but he can still track light. Josh loves to play games with his caretakers and he rarely gets fussy. Josh can crawl around and even go in reverse too! He likes to sit up and play with toy balls that make sound. It he can hear it then he can follow it. Josh understands simple dialogue and can recognize familiar people by their voice. He is sensitive and happy most of the time. Josh likes to suck on his fingers when he gets tired and his favorite thing to do is listen to music.

Jordy

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Congenital microphthalmus, congenital cataracts, and delayed intelligence development
Listed: Aug 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Jordy is an outgoing boy who was abandoned when he was 18 months old. Jordy lives in a foster family who report that he is always in a good mood. He takes the bus to school, feeds and dresses himself, and goes to the bathroom on his own. Due to his poor vision, his intellectual development is behind his peers but he goes to school, can sing and recite poems, teaches his younger foster brother to count, and loves when the teacher reads a story. He likes to play outdoors on the playground where he enjoys the swings, seesaw, slide and sandbox. Can Jordy be your son?

Jack

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
bilateral microphthalmia with surgical removal of cataracts. He has low, but functional vision.
Listed: Sep 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Jack is charismatic boy who wants a family to take him home from the orphanage. Jack has low vision but doesn’t let that suppress his bright personality. He does have some vision and is amazing in his ability to see and identify colors and other objects. He was blessed to spend time in a small foster home for vision impaired children where he learned to speak English fluently.

Jack is funny, loving, bright and smart. He walks, runs, jumps, and goes up and down stairs independently. He loves dinosaurs that eat grass, and loves when people read him books about dinosaurs. He has a great sense of humor and outgoing personality. Jack charms everyone who meets him. In a family environment with he will thrive and grow to be the best he can be. He just needs that family to find him.

Emerlyse

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Apr 2015
$2,407.90
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!
Emerlyse is a sweet little girl who is 3 years old. She has no vision, and really needs a family. Emerlyse’s update from last fall said she was not walking unassisted, but would easily walk holding someone’s hand. She had not been trained to feed herself, but they were working on toilet training at that time. Emerlyse’s earlier photos show a bubbly, happy, and engaging little one. Her more recent photos show a different little girl…quiet, reserved, and a bit sad. Hopefully, they caught her on a bad day, but she most definitely needs attention and love. Emerlyse needs a family who will work with her, love her, and treasure her. And she needs them soon. We would love to see her smile again!

Ava

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Limited Vision
Listed: Feb 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Ava is an adorable girl. She has very limited vision, but she doesn’t let that slow her down. Despite her limited vision, Ava is confidently walking. She can see things near, but often does need help with things. She enjoys listening to music. After listening to a song a couple times, she is ready to sing along. Ava needs a loving a supportive family that will help her learn and grow.

Alec

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
anophthalmia, developmental delays
Listed: Aug 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Alec is a beautiful darling little boy.

Alec was born with one missing eye, a condition typically corrected with a prosthetic eye. He has good vision in his one eye and does not appear to have hearing loss. Alec has developmental delays that may be due to brain damage or brain malformation, in addition to lack of stimulation in his first year of life. Alec was in the care of An Orphan’s Wish for over a year and then was transferred to Little Flower. In the care of these loving organizations he has made some progress in his physical strength and development, but he is still severely delayed.

Alec can sit up and can make eye contact, but he is not interested in toys. Alec loves being held and responds to tickles and cuddles. He currently does not attempt to communicate verbally but he laughs and coos. Alec also has feeding issues.

Alec needs the unconditional love of a family devoted to give him access to all the therapies and early intervention services that he needs to reach his full potential. These services are not available for him in China. He needs to come home to a family who will see the value of this little boy and shower him with the love that he deserves.

Wendell

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Abnormal development of the eye
Listed: May 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Wendell is a very energetic little boy. His doctors say that he has an abnormal development on his eye (possibly leucoma) and he is a bit thin. Wendell has not ever had any serious illnesses but he is allergic to egg whites. Even though Wendell has vision complications, he can still walk while holding onto the wall. Wendell can listen for sounds to follow and can recognize familiar people’s voices. He is close with his caretakers and he likes to imitate what they say. Overall, Wendell is behind his peers in the orphanage, but he is working hard to try and catch up.

Warren

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blind and cleft palate
Listed: Nov 2011
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Update 2017: Warren’s Cleft palate was repaired in 2013. He is severely delayed — he doesn’t walk, talk, or play with other children. At 7 years old, he is only 19 pounds. He desperately needs the better care a family can bring.

When he was younger, he was in a private facility and was doing much better. Warren needs a family that has experience with vision issues, access to appropriate resources for vision impaired children and cleft lip and palate services and resources, and understands the social impact of blindness.

Ty

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Microtia, absence of iris (Aniridic keratopathy?)
Listed: Sep 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Ty is a handsome little guy who will be 5 years old in September. He was found abandoned when he was about 4 months old. His initial exam at the orphanage discovered he has microtia affecting his right ear. Ty is able to hear. In fact, the orphanage staff reports his hearing is very good! Ty also has an absence of iris in both eyes. They have diagnosed him with cataracts, however, with the iris issue, he may have aniridic keratopathy. Ty’s file was done when he was 2 years old, and we are waiting for more recent info. At 2, he was climbing into and out of his crib, and loved to play with toys. Ty was imitating, and saying a few words. His receptive speech was very good. Ty (at 2) did not like to be alone. That is the one time he would be very sad, Ty needs a family…one with several kids would be great! That way, he would always have someone around to play with. No more loneliness! Ty is waiting for you!

Tiger

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
glaucoma of both eyes; developmental delays
Listed: Sep 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Tiger is active, restless, fond of playing with toys, and gets along well with others. He like to play games with adults and likes the toys that make sounds. Tiger likes to play with the skateboard and he is fond of taking part in outdoor activity with adults. Although, he cannot see, he can locate the direction of the sound and will reach out to find objects. Tiger is a great imitator of sounds and can communicate with short statements. He is able to answer “Tiger, where are you going?” by saying “take a bus, go shopping.” After he finishes his bath, he can say “so nice.” He has a good memory. When he went to the zoo with the school he could tell his foster parent the sound the tiger makes when it is walking and also the sound of the lion. Wouldn’t you love to hear all about the zoo animals from this little cutie

Isabella

Girl, Age: 4
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Jan 2021
$725.35
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!
Isabella is a gorgeous little girl with congenital atresia of external auditory meatus of both ears and leukoma of both ears (translation error that should have said eyes).

Isabella has such a delicate face with the most beautiful lips. She loves to be clean and will cry to remind her caretaker when she goes to the bathroom and needs her diaper changed. After she is changed, she stops crying immediately. Isabella is always moving her eyes; it seems she may have some light perception. She has some hearing loss because of her atresia, but she can hear. By four months of age, Isabella was visually following the light, responding to loud sounds, and babbling. Isabella has rehabilitation training three times a week and is very cooperative. At the time her file was prepared, she was sitting and rolling over independently. She will laugh loudly and happily when called by her caretaker. Isabella loves to be cuddled and teased by her caretakers too. Her favorite toys are dolls. She is said to be a good eater and sleeper as well. Isabella is getting wonderful care while she waits for a family!

Mandy

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Mar 2015
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Mandy currently lives with a foster family. She has many friends and her foster mother describes her as a very affectionate little girl with a bright personality. Mandy is a blind, but regardless of her situation, she has learned great self-help skills such as being able to comb her hair and tie her shoes. She is attending kindergarten and participating in physical and speech therapy to improve in her development. Mandy needs additional care and love from a forever family!

Luna

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blind
Listed: Apr 2018
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Super sweet Luna reads and writes in Braille, and uses an abacus for math. She is described as resilient and extroverted! She loves to swim, play music and sing. Luna wants to be a lawyer when she grows up. Luna wants a family where she can be the youngest child, and get lots of attention from a mom and a dad.

Malachi

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Oct 2020
$135.00
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!
Malachi is a very happy, friendly, active child! He loves to play with the other children in his home, jump on the trampoline, ride his bike, and listen to music. Malachi is blind, but has good awareness of his surroundings in familiar settings. Malachi is independent in all his daily living skills. He attended a local school for the blind until class five and is now homeschooled. He is very motivated to learn new skills and new information – one of his favorite activities is listening to the news on the radio. Malachi reads braille and is currently at around a 3rd/4th grade level. He says his favorite subjects in school are math and social studies. Malachi speaks Telugu fluently and English conversationally. In English he can communicate basic needs and sentences and he is continuing to learn more words every day!

Malachi enjoys playing independently as well as in groups of his peers. His favorite activities revolve around music, including learning new songs and playing the piano. Malachi has an ear for notes and can listen to a song and figure out the melody on the piano, without any instruction. Within a few days of starting on the piano he had figured out to play “Happy Birthday” and “Jingle Bells” just by listening to the songs. He has expressed interest in piano lessons as well as learning other instruments.

Malachi is a very sweet and spirited child who has formed healthy attachments with his current caregivers. He has a close relationship with a few of the other boys in his home and enjoys including everyone, regardless of ability, into his play. Malachi is finding his sense of humor and likes to try out different jokes and funny sounds to make others around him laugh. He is a very bright child who would do incredibly well in a family!

Georgie

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: May 2018
$2,722.40
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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 July 2020: Georgie has been making steady progress in his language skills. Lately, he has begun to make requests on his own or make jokes in conversations with his teachers, caregivers, and house mom. Georgie’s favorite little joke right now is to reply “JUICE” to each and every question asked of him. He erupts into giggles and repeats the word over and over until tickles and exclamations prompt him to give the real answer that we were looking for. We recently celebrated Georgie’s 6th birthday, and when asked what he wanted to do for his party he answered without hesitation: “DANCE PARTY!” Georgie can count to 10 and is learning his first braille characters!

Eden

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
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
$5,088.81
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!
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.

Armand

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Leukoma Cornea (Blindness in both eyes) & Developmental Delays
Listed: Apr 2012
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Armand entered foster care due to inadequate care and parental skills. He has resided in care since February 2011. Armand likes to be spoken to and laughs when his name is called. He laughs and smiles when caregivers touch his face and talk to him.