Oskar

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Sep 2018
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Oskar is an extroverted and handsome boy, born in July of 2010, who usually has a huge smile on his face, whether he is at home or at school! His smile is so amazing that he makes everyone around him happy just by being with him. Oskar lives with an English speaking foster family. He loves to play with other children as well as the family’s pets. He is behind other children from a motor standpoint, but his foster mother says he is very smart and points to all his body parts, can sort and stack blocks, and can problem solve. He has been receiving rehabilitation for his cerebral palsy and has continued to make gains. He has a walker and a wheelchair, but does not like to use them. He would rather hold an adult’s hand to walk. Oskar has an amazing spunk and determination. He is not speaking yet, but is learning sign language and now knows about 500 signs. This has really helped him communicate better with the adults around him. Oskar would benefit from continued use of basic sign language and speech therapy. We hope to find Oskar a family because we know he’ll not only make a great son, but that a family will be blessed daily by his presence.

September 2017 Update: Oskar’s mental capability is like any other 7-year-old boy his age. He has CP (Cerebral Palsy). It does not affect him mentally, but it effects his walking and speaking. He also gets easier tired than other kids his age. At the end of the day he usually is so ready for bed. He is potty trained. Oskar is a very fun and active boy. He is so boy and his CP does not hold him back to want to do everything all the other boys do in his age. He is very extroverted and loves going outside. He loves sport, as in swimming, playing ball, taking walks (usually on his car). He is very competitive – which usually shows itself when we play board games. He is a very social boy and loves to hang out with his foster siblings and friends. His love language is touch. Hugging and kissing him as well as encouraging him with words of affirmation get the best out of him. Although he is usually very brave, he is afraid of the dark and won’t go anywhere if there is no light. When he came to his foster home, as a three-year-old, he had to learn what rules are and how to keep them. He has improved so much in the last four years. He sometimes still is a bit stubborn and tries to get his way through crying, but it is now much more according to his appropriate age. His foster family has found out, that if they explain to him ahead of time what will happen, why he will need to share something, why he will not be able to go along with them, why he should not do something or change his behavior, he then will obey very well.

When Oskar came to his foster home, he was only able to crawl. He now can walk by himself through the whole house. He can get up by himself and walk for a short distance. When holding onto a ladder, he can walk up some stairs. But as soon as goes out, he usually uses an electric wheelchair or a stroller to get somewhere. When they get to the place, he usually wants to get out of the wheelchair and walk around with their help. He is daily improving in his walking and his foster mom believes, that with some therapy and some support as in leg braces, he should be able to walk stable one day. But so far, he still needs support from us. His foster family is working on his fine motor skills. He still mostly scribbles. Not because he does not know his ABC, but because his fine motor skills with his hands are a bit hard for him. Last week though he wrote his name all by himself on a piece of paper, and it was readable. When his foster mom asks him to color a picture, he usually always draws out of the box. It makes him mad because he knows it should not look like that. Basically, he can pick up anything with his fingers, hold a pen, open stuff, just not draw very well. In the morning, he goes to Chinese kindergarten. In the afternoon, he is home-schooled in English, Math, and sign language (ASL). In Math, he is learning numbers from 1-20. We just started learning some addition. Books we use for him in Math as well as English are Kindergarten level (Pre K). He knows about 500 words in sign language by now, which has helped so much in communicated with him. He understands English as well as Chinese. He is very much attached to his foster mom and loves his foster siblings a lot. His social skills are good. When friends come over to play, he will find something to play with them. He especially likes hanging out with other boys his age. Even though he cannot speak, he will find a way to make them understand him. He had no problem with interacting with adults. Oskar has been living since the age of 3 in the same foster home. His foster mom is from Germany (but only speaks English to him). Before that he lived in the orphanage. He can only say a few words: mama, more, move; everything else he communicates in sign language. He can follow directions in three steps. He understands everything you say and can do it. He shares a room with his younger foster brother.

His foster mom only speaks English to him so his English is quite good. In his 4 years that he has been in his foster home, he has seen about 6 of his foster siblings being adopted. His foster mom openly talks about adoption and prepares the kids well for the possibility of being adopted. Oskar has been praying for his own mom and dad for a long time now. He understands what it means (as far as a kid can understand) and is waiting for his own mom and dad to show up. He also prays to have some siblings of his own, that will play with him. He has now even started to pray for grandparents of his own. His favorite color is green. If he plays a game it has to be green, if he gets clothes or a toy they have to be green, if he likes something it has to be green. Board games are his most favorite activity. But he also loves to play with toys, play Lego, play with superheroes, or go on outings. He also loves it to be read books to, or look at pictures books by himself. It is hard to say what his favorite toy is, since he does not have one in specific. He loves to play with cars, super heroes, look at books … any toy other boys his age would like to play with.

Maximilian

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Aug 2015
$58.64
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Maximilian is an adorable little guy who recently turned 3 years old. He came into care as a newborn, and was diagnosed with CP. Max has good fine motor skills, excellent speech (although they say he has a short tongue tie), and is able to walk…but not for long distances. Max’s head tilts to the right; this could be a result of the CP. Maximilian is a delightful little boy, whose cognitive skills are on target. His receptive speech is great, and he follows instructions well. He can easily express his needs. The nannies describe him as “strong and brave”. They also said when he sees the other kids walking and doing things he would like to do he wants to be like them. Max works very hard when exercising…he wants to be strong and able to run and play with his friends. Max need a family, good therapy, and treatment to straighten his neck. Max needs you!

Mary Beth

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
prematurity, posible CP, delays
Listed: Apr 2015
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Mary Beth is a sweet and cuddly little girl. She was a premature baby, and was diagnosed with laryngeal cartilage dysplasia. Mary Beth has been healthy, but her muscular tension is high. She is unable to sit, crawl, or hold anything in her hands. Mary Beth is not speaking, and does not often respond to those talking to her. When she is upset, a long hug and cuddle will calm her. She has many delays. We do not know what the future holds for this sweet little one, but with a loving family and therapies, she will be able to reach her full potential. Mary Beth needs a family soon.

Marco

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Feb 2015
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Poor Marco never had his paperwork for adoption made ready until he was about 8 years old. Precious Marco is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and mild anemia. He gets around pretty well, he has determination, and he has a beautiful smile! CP is not degenerative and can improve with therapy. Marco is finally getting his chance!

At 6.5, Marco was receiving schooling in the special school of his orphanage. Under the patient direction of teachers, he can follow to count from 1-10, he knows in, out, left and right. His language development is fairly delayed and he cannot speak clearly. Marco can walk and he uses support to go up and downstairs. He can move his hands and feet slowly, but does not move too much. Now he can speak some simple poems, can sing some simple children’s songs, and knows some simple English words, but his intelligence development is delayed compared to his peers. Marco is cute and kind. He likes to play with other children and can get along well with other children. Marco likes listening to music and watching children’s programs. When he is happy, he will laugh sweetly. He is an adorable child and we all hope that he could have a happy and wonderful home soon!

Lizzi Belle

Girl, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Intellectual delays, possible cerebral palsy, possible autism
Listed: May 2014
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Lizzi Belle was first thought to have Down syndrome, but that was not the case. However, she has very severe intellectual delays, possible CP, and possibly autism. Lizzi Belle cannot speak, cannot walk, is not toilet trained, and according to the nannies…”unable to communicate with the outside world”. A family for Lizzi must be willing to love her unconditionally, and care for her needs for many, many years to come. It is impossible to say what the future holds for Lizzi Belle, but it will certainly be brighter with a family to love her! This photo is an older photo, but the agency has a new video to share.

Laurel

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jul 2015
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Laurel is a beautiful little girl! She came into care when she was about 3 years old, apparently having had little stimulation or training. She was diagnosed with CP, and they began working with her at the orphanage. Laurel has good fine motor skills, and is able to walk without assistance. She is toilet trained (during the day). Her language is a bit behind, although it is difficult to know if that is due to the CP, lack of early education and adult interaction (before she arrived at the orphanage), or just general speech issues. A thorough exam and evaluation when she comes home will be helpful and lead her family in the right direction to help her. Laurel is very sweet, active, and a generally happy little girl! She needs a family!

Lars

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jun 2014
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Lars is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Remember…CP is not degenerative- it does not get worse and therapy can be very helpful! Lars began rehabilitation treatment at the age of 9 months. At age 3, he was able to stand alone and walk without help, though his left heel did not touch the ground and his left upper limb is affected as well. He recently started preschool in the center and his self-awareness has increased. He can hold a spoon to eat, can wave goodbye to people, and recognizes familiar people and objects. Lars’ language ability was poor, so he started speech training to practice his pronunciation. Now he has good comprehension, can speak simple words, but he cannot talk clearly. His expressive language is not very good and he has difficulty with fine motor skills. Lars is outgoing and has a ready smile. He likes familiar people and enjoys cuddling. He likes soft music and enjoys the music lessons at school. Lars likes taking walks outside and playing with balls on the playground.

Kendra

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Aug 2013
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Adorable little Kendra is receiving physical therapy and needs a dedicated family who can continue her treatment and help her to have a successful future! Update received from the orphanage in March 2013 reports that Kendra is doing very well with the physical therapy. She is not talking yet and is timid. She can walk, run, jump. She is still in diapers. She can follow instructions from adults and can get the attention of her caretakers when she needs or wants something.

Joshua

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2020
$241.65
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Joshua is such a handsome fellow with a bright smile. Those close to him say he is a lovely boy, very polite and keen to learn and be more independent. Joshua has seen several of his friends adopted, and has asked repeatedly of staff when he will have a forever family. He understands what adoption means and longs for a family of his own.

In ICC’s care, Joshua has grown in confidence and ability. He is member of the Conductive Education group where he receives education and therapy to help him develop his abilities. Joshua has good communication skills, and expresses his opinions and wishes with his teachers, carers, therapists and friends. He enjoys learning, and is an active member of his education and therapy classes. He would benefit from speech and language therapy to help understand the cause of his “hoarse” voice.

Joshua has lots of learning potential, and really enjoys going to daily classes. He is able to concentrate during class, ask questions and respond appropriately. His education is behind due to his delayed opportunity to receive education. Joshua recognizes colors, animals and 40 characters. He can count and recognize numbers, and do simple math.

Joshua uses a wheelchair, and can move himself independently from chair to bed or bathroom without help. He manages to get himself around in the wheelchair including a daily 30 minute trip to school! He is able to pull himself up to stand at a table, and can sit unsupported on a stool. He does have some high muscle tone which affects his legs and arms. His hands are affected by the CP, but he is able to feed himself, brush his own teeth and do puzzles. He can also dress himself independently.

Hope

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Apr 2015
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Hope is a precious little girl. She has been waiting, and hoping, for the right family. Hope has CP, which affects her left hand, and lower legs, according to her medical report (March 2014). She is a very happy little girl, who enjoys listening to music, and being around her friends. The agency received updated video done after her medical report and it appears her overall condition has worsened. We do not know the reason for this, but we know for certain she needs the love and support of a family to help her reach her full potential. Hope needs you…please consider this sweet little girl.

Franklin

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, High tension in four limbs, and congenital heart disease
Listed: Sep 2012
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Fern

Girl, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2013
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She can laugh aloud. She waves her head when happy. She grasps little toys with left hand and put them into her mouth to bite them. She can sit alone for a short time. She looks around when someone speaks to her. Fern has a good physical state, has balanced nutrition, has a routine life every day, good living habits but is choosy about food.

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

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

Emma

Girl, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Oct 2015
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Emma is a spirited, and awfully cute, little girl! She came into care as a 6 month old, and was initially found to have no significant health issues. There was a clue, however. The back of Emma’s head was flattened a bit, which indicates she had spent way too much time flat on her back in a bed the first 6 months of her life. Needless to say, her development was delayed at that point, and the reason was soon discovered. Emma has since received a diagnosis of CP, which appears to affect her right side. She is not yet talking or toilet trained. Emma has a lot of work to do to catch up with the other kids. The orphanage staff has been diligent in helping her. Emma can walk, and climb stairs.

Emma is quite willing to stick up for herself…they say when she used her walker, and another child took her toy, she would quickly “drive” the walker and chase the child to retrieve the toy! Emma loves to laugh, and gets along well with older and younger children (unless they take her toys). This sweet little girl will surely benefit from PT/OT/speech sessions, and most of all, from the love and laughter of her very own family.

Elizabeth

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy and strabismus
Listed: Apr 2015
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Elizabeth is very smart and has normal intelligence. If she was given a chance to go to school, she would have no problem learning. Her cognitive ability is good enough to learn a lot and to take good care of herself in daily life. She can put on and take off her clothing, go to the bathroom independently, climb stairs, play with toys, ride toy cars, etc. Elizabeth can walk when leaning on the wall or holding the rails. If there is nothing to lean on, she walks on her knees. She knows when to go to toilet in the day time and night time. She is attached to her caretakers. When she is unhappy, praise her or give her some snacks. Elizabeth has a very good appetite and likes to have snacks. She sleeps through the night and takes a nap in the day time.She has many good friends and gets along well with others. Elizabeth is quite extroverted and often says hello to others. She is a good girl with a loving heart. She likes smiling, playing, and focuses on being concerned for others. She also loves to show her best in front of those she is familiar with. Elizabeth is waiting for her family. Are you the one she is waiting for?

Cassie

Girl, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jun 2015
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Cassie is a beautiful little girl! She was found by a family when she was about 7 months old. They took her home and kept her until she was about 17 months old, then took her to the police station. Cassie was found to have cerebral palsy. She had a difficult time at the orphanage when she first arrived. She kept calling for her “neinei” (grandmother) and was inconsolable. After a bit, she warmed to the nannies and the other children. Through therapy, Cassie’s muscles are less tight, and she is able to crawl, sit alone, and can stand with assistance. She can speak (though not as well as her peers), and uses some sign language. Cassie can count, and has a good memory. She likes to sing, and loves to play with dolls! Reading about her progress with therapy at the orphanage, imagine what could happen with formal therapy once she is home! Sweet Cassie is waiting for a family. Please bring her home soon!

Brighton

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Apr 2015
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Brighton is an adorable. His file is from 2013. According to his medical and development reports, Brighton is a healthy, very happy little guy. His profile sheet says he has CP. Brighton was sitting up, rolling over, and using his hands at the appropriate age. At the time of his report, he was social, active, and beginning to vocalize. Brighton needs a few toys, lots of books, a loving family…and maybe a puppy.

Bradley

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Congenital heart disease, cerebral palsy
Listed: Sep 2012
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Bradley arrived at the institute when he was 1.5 years old. In the beginning, he could not stand, is very quiet and his cries were not loud. He slept well through the night. His eyes could not follow the movement of toys and could not find the source of noise. He has limited awareness of his surroundings.

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

Baker

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy that affects his right side, Strabismus
Listed: Sep 2018
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Baker is a handsome, active, and talkative boy. Baker loves listening to music, playing games, and singing. He is known to share snacks with the other children around him and communicates well with his teachers and classmates. As of 2016, he could walk up and down stairs, jump up with both feet, and stand on one foot. He was also able to catch a ball thrown to him. He knew the difference between big and small, inside and outside, could count to 10, and recognized shapes, colors and the days of the week. His vocabulary was rich and he could ask and answer questions appropriately. Baker has the best smile and is full of life! Don’t miss his videos!

Barrett

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Mar 2019
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Barrett is described as a cute kid with a ready smile. He is said to be able to express himself and speak clearly. Because of his CP he needs help with many of his daily needs. He is not able to walk so must use a wheelchair.

His best friend was recently adopted and he hopes he can also be adopted soon and get the help he needs to live as full a life as possible. Could you be his parents and welcome him into your family?

Avery

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Sequelae of cerebral palsy impacts both of his upper limbs
Listed: Feb 2014
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Avery is an active little boy who likes to play with toy cars, blocks and plush animals. At the age of 2years, he could walk while holding on to something. Now he can hold toys with both hands and can play with kids near his bed. Avery also can imitate simple actions, such as clap and wave goodbye. Usually he plays toys and toy blocks in the activity room.

Anney

Girl, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Cerebral palsy and epilepsy.
Listed: Mar 2019
$1,805.00
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Anney’s file states that she is a cuddly girl who loves being held by her caretakers. Her file says she loves to laugh and clap her hands when happy. Her pictures capture her bright and happy smile that light up a room.

Alexa

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy and congenital heart disease
Listed: Jul 2015
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Alexa is listed as having a history of CHD (less of mitral regurgitation in systole, no others abnormal flow) and CP. Alexa is described as a fairly quiet girl with a sweet disposition. She enjoys listening to music and reading picture books. In the company of strangers Alexa will smile shyly, but when surrounded by those she knows she is said to play with her whole heart! Alexa enjoys outdoor activities and watching cartoons. Alexa’s gait is affected by her CP, but she is able to walk, climb, etc independently. She does need some assistance with eating because she has a hard time controlling her hands. Her language development is normal. She can understand everything, follow directions, and can use her words to communicate with others. She is described as a favorable child.

Aleah

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebal palsy
Listed: Feb 2014
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Aleah receives education in the special class in the orphanage. In the class, she can follow the class rules, has fairly good cognition capability and acceptance. Because she has difficulty controlling her hand muscle, she can’t hold a pen well. She can finish the homework well. If given a picture, she can color according to the requirements and also can draw the regular lines. Usually she likes to watch other children playing quietly or watch TV. She is quiet and smart and never has any problems.

Weston

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Nov 2013
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Weston is diagnosed as having CP and mastoiditis. Weston has delayed motion development. He came into care at 1.5 years of age. At that time, he could sit alone, but his muscular tension was low and his head control was bad. At the age of 4 years, he was receiving preschool education, could imitate drawing circles, recognized big and small, and knew left and right. Now he can wash his face and hands, eat independently, and can speak sentences of 7-8 words. He can read simple characters, communicate with people, and express his will. After the rehabilitation treatment, he can crawl, but still cannot stand and walk. His muscular tension is low, but his hand function is good. His hip joint and both lower limb joints were deformed and he is continuing to receive the rehabilitation treatment. Weston is gentle, quiet, and shy. He likes staying with familiar people going to class, playing with toys, and watching cartoon with kids. He likes expressing his thoughts and being praised.

Wendy

Girl, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Neonatal brain injury, hypothyroidism, rickets
Listed: Mar 2019
$35.00
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Two year old Wendy is close with her caretakers and likes being held by them. Her file states that she has sharp reaction to outside stimulation such as sound source and visually following objects. She likes being teased, giggling, and can turn over onto her stomach. Her file indicates that she communicates her emotions by facial expression and reacts to being called.

Tyran

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2015
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Tyran is a sweet little boy who is 3 years old. He has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy which appears to affect his gross motor skills. His report was done when he was about 17 months old, and at that time he was sitting without support, but was unable to crawl or stand. Tyran’s fine motor skills are good, with the exception of transferring an object from one hand to another. He is a very bright little guy, whose receptive speech is very good. He was able at 17 months to say “nainai” (grandmother) but it was not very clear. Tyran lives with a foster grandmother who loves him, but he does not appear to have access to any needed therapies. Tyran needs a family not only to love him as he grows, but can provide the therapies he will need to reach his full potential.

Timmy

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy and developmental delay
Listed: Sep 2014
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This little sweetheart is described as active, outgoing, and fairly restless. He gets along well with others in his orphanage but is closest to his caretakers. He loves to sing, play with blocks, and eat apples and eggs! Timmy has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is noted to have intellectual delays, but just look at that sweet smile! And with all of his energy and personality, he does not seem like the type to back away from the challenges that his diagnosis may bring! There is a video of him waving goodbye and blowing a kiss. Are you the family that will catch his kiss?

Thomas Quincy

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, decline in upper left muscle strength
Listed: Sep 2012
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Currently, Thomas is attending preschool. He can draw simple pictures and sing nursery rhymes. He also likes to play with the other children, and enjoys playing outdoors.

Thomas can go up and down stairs without help, and catches a ball thrown to him. He is described as active, restless, fond of imitating and playing with toys. He has a ready smile, and is fond of playing games.

Florence

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Spastic Cerebral Palsy, g-tube
Listed: Jan 2021
$1,025.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Florence is a beautiful, smiley and easy going girl! She thrives with her title of Princess in her foster home.

Florence is nonverbal but uses other ways to communicate. She smiles and arches when she is happy and will cry when she is in pain, hungry or sad. For example, she usually gets sad if others go on a walk and she thinks she’s not going to go. She likes when you give her simple yes/no questions like which outfit she wants to wear for the day. At school, she has been working on different ways to communicate like using an eye gaze program to speak through a dynavox or trying to use her hand to choose answers.

Florence has a g-tube. In the past, she has eaten meals blended by mouth. Her g-tube was used to give her medicine and water. However, currently she is being fed all food and water via her g-tube as her caregivers are assessing what is safe for her. There are not swallow studies available in her home country so it is a little bit challenging to figure out what is best for her. Her diet is being supplemented with a mix of complan, a powdered-milk nutritional supplement, and real food blends. She is doing well. Also, she does take muscle relaxing medication to help with her spasticity.

Her personality has started to shine through even more so. She likes to laugh. She thinks her friends that do silly things are really funny and often they make her snort when laughing a lot.

She attends therapy four times a week currently for stander time, stretching and exercises. The therapists always say she doesn’t complain unless it is a day where she is clearly uncomfortable before she comes.

Florence enjoys being held by her people and especially when they sing to her or dance with her. Even though she cannot talk, she interacts well with her friends in her foster home! Such a joyful, sweet girl she is.

Quint

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy and possible other delays
Listed: Jan 2014
**** 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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Update Jan 2015: Quint is an adorable little guy. He appears to have cerebral palsy and possible other delays. He can sit up on his own and scoots all over the place. Quint can stand unassisted and has recently started walking on his own. He is very proud of this new skill and practices it often, although scooting is still his primary choice. Quint tends to grab at anything he is close to, whether this is a toy, grass or someone else’s clothing. He will hold on tight, and sometimes put the object he finds in his mouth. Quint currently has trouble making eye contact, but he still loves to interact and play. He is non-verbal, but can often be heard making loud noises as he plays, by himself or with others. These noises are sometimes an expression of frustration and sometimes indicate joy. Quint loves to be tickled and get kisses!

Update Feb 2018: Quint has become quite mobile and is very steady walking, sometimes even trying to run. He hasn’t figured out the pedals, but loves to scoot around on his tricycle. While he still puts everything in his mouth, he does know the difference between food and other things and will always take it back out if it’s not food. He is learning to feed himself and does pretty well with a fork and is getting better with a spoon. He also holds his own sippy cup. We have been working on using the toilet and he still urinated mostly in his diaper but has many bowel movements on the toilet. His problems with making eye contact have greatly improved and he has been able to make some strong connections and attachments. He loves to cuddle and hold hands. One thing he struggles with is sleeping through the night, which has gotten a little better since he started taking melatonin but he’s still a pretty early riser!

Peter

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, sickle cell anemia, kerion
Listed: Jun 2011
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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From someone who works with him:  Resiliency only begins to describe Peter! This young boy has gone through so much medically, yet still finds the strength to smile through it all. No matter what, rubbing his head will produce a sweet smile of pure contentment and a look of peace in his eyes! Peter certainly has faced more than his share of medical challenges these past months. For quite some time, he was experiencing both scalp and skin issues that were resistant to seemingly all conventional treatments. After a long course of steroids and special mixtures of creams, Peter has finally experienced some relief and his skin is in the process of healing. While he has a history of seizures and is positive for sickle cell, both of those conditions are wonderfully under control with daily medications. Peter enjoys receiving special care and attention and really responds well to being able to attach to certain people he can trust.

Update Jan 2015: Peter has lived with us for the past several years. He has cerebral palsy and sickle cell anemia. He cannot sit independently, but he can hold his head up in his chair or during tummy time. He has a skin condition called, “kerion,” but this is usually fairly well controlled with special creams and shampoos. He has frequent muscle spasms and is on medication for seizures. In the past several months, we have seen Peter learn to express himself more, and are seeing more of his adorable smile! Peter recently had a g-tube placed and is now getting fed through this. He can also eat soft foods by mouth and these are offered to him regularly. Peter enjoys receiving special care and attention and really responds well to being able to attach to certain people he can trust. His favorite nanny tells us that he calls her, “grandma”.

Update Feb 2018: “Peter” is so alert and aware of everything going on around him. He is great at visual tracking and watches everyone carefully. He’s also starting to use eye gaze to communicate between choices and his new special education teacher has learned through this method that he knows his letters and numbers. He can’t control his movements well but can sometimes communicate on the yes/no board using eye gaze. Even though he is one of the oldest boys in the house, he still enjoys some cuddle time and will really relax if we hold him in the right position.

Jubilee

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy and temporal lobe epilepsy
Listed: Apr 2015
$5,085.20
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Sweet Jubilee is doing well. She has cerebral palsy and is on medication to control her seizures.

Update Feb 2018: With lots of patient attention, we are finally seeing Jubilee make an effort to be part of the world around her. She is doing so much better lifting up her head during tummy time. She has also started making some small but intentional hand movements when we are holding her with a toy in her lap.

Updated August 2019: Jubilee is a sweet 6 year old girl. She goes through phases where she is very happy and smiles a lot, and then goes through phases where she doesn’t smile very often. She is quite opinionated and will always let us know when she is uncomfortable, hungry, etc. She is adored by everyone that knows her. Her nannies love to dress her up, do her hair, and take her for walks. At school she is working on making choices, using her hands to reach out, and focusing her eyes on one thing at a time. In therapy she is also working on purposeful movement, range of motion, standing, and several other things.

Carlton

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 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 ***
Update Nov 2021:   Carlton is a 13 year old boy with cerebral palsy. He is smart, mischevious and always keeping everyone around him entertained!

Carlton can move his wheelchair independently with his one good arm, or can turn around and go backwards using his feet to push (and looking backwards where he is going). He uses a gait trainer to run/walk, and when he is not in one of those he is always scooting or crawling on the floor. He can get in and out of his wheelchair, bed, and shower by himself.

Right now Carlton gets fed by an adult with a spoon. He can put food in his mouth with a fork if you put the food on the fork for him. He can pick up and drink his water by himself. He is a very fast eater, it might take him 5 minutes to eat his whole big bowl of food if it’s something he really likes. He is not a picky eater at all, and can eat all textures but does seem to prefer things that are softer like oatmeal or spaghetti.

Carlton  uses an iPad and a cookie sheet with magnetic letters/numbers/words in school to answer questions and do his work. He is very good at showing people what he wants by pointing to things and “grunting”. He just got an iPad all to himself so will start to use that at home too to communicate!

Carlton picks up on things extremely quickly! He had never worked on reading before, but one day about 6 months into going to school when he was 9 I realized he could read and rearrange letters on a cookie sheet to spell words in creole! After that he needed very little help to learn to read English. He is currently working on about a 6th grade level curriculum and learning algebra so that he has something to challenge him. He has a short attention span and needs to be reminded to stay on task quite often. He has a very low-tech “keyboard” which is just some papers that we can fit all the letters on and he can reach easily with his motor skills and he can type maybe one word at a time in response to a question now. He uses his left hand which he can move a lot less for school activities because when he uses his right hand he tends to get excited and not have as much control when touching answers.

Carlton needs help brushing his teeth, changing, and eating right now. He currently wears cloth diapers but tells us when he needs to be changed and goes down the hall to his room to get his pants and bring them to an adult.  Carlton is extremely healthy. In the almost 4 years I’ve known him he has only had a cold once. He used to have some halitosis but that has improved immensely.

Carlton has a lot of attention seeking behaviors. He plays on a much younger level than a 13 year old. He is always so excited to play with everyone, and receive attention from his friends or adults he loves. Carlton is extremely joyful and excitable! He needs lots of reminders to be gentle because he can get overexcited very easily.

Carlton likes to do anything that you are doing!  He likes helping when he receives a lot of encouragement and hanging out with his friends, foster parent, and nannies. His most favorite activities are singing, dancing, playing in the water at a pool/beach/sprinkler, going for walks in a stroller or his gait trainer, jumping and doing tricks on the trampoline, going for bike rides in his bike trailer, pushing his friends on swings, and chasing people.
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Update August 2019: Carlton has taught himself to read in Creole, and needed very little help learning to read in English. He can do multi-step word problems inside his head. Although school is very easy for him, he is not very motivated to do his schoolwork or find different ways to communicate. He has shown a little interest in a keyboard to type out words, but mostly he prefers to communicate what he wants with signs, gestures, and noises. He loves one on one attention but can also play quietly by himself if he is not competing for attention.

He can get in and out of his chair and bed by himself, and can independently move around in his wheelchair. He wears diapers and still needs help with eating. There is a very funny video of some things Carlton can do if you would like to see more

Breckin

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Update July 2020: Breckin is such a fun kid who loves hugs and one on one interaction. If you go in for a hug, be ready to stay awhile because he will want to hold you there. He can currently hold his own bottle to drink on his own. He is spending more time in a walker in therapy. He needs encouragement in it, but is getting better. He will walk with you with support for a little ways as well. With more intense therapy, he would really excel in this area. He loves it when his caregivers sing his favorite songs. He really likes hymns as well as the Goodnight Song sung in his house.

Update Jan 2015: Breckin has cerebral palsy, but he can sit up and stand with assistance. He can even take a few steps if you hold onto his hands. He has been receiving regular therapy and loves this time. Breckin is making great improvements – he now has a modified crawl that he uses to get all around his house and can quickly move to wherever he wants to be. He can also pull himself up to stand and does this often. Breckin does not yet feed himself, but he has practiced holding his own spoon and sippy cup and has made great progress. Breckin is a happy little guy who loves to play.

Simon

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: SE.Asia.Pac
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, seizures, mild hearing loss
Listed: Sep 2019
$2,660.30
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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.

Shilo

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jun 2020
$4,023.99
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February 2022 Update: Shilo is a precious little girl who loves to be held and cuddled. She enjoys dancing to music and being twirled around the room.

Shilo vocalizes a lot but doesn’t speak any words yet. She shows the ability to form healthy attachments. She loves her caregiver and tracks her with her eyes as she walks around the room and kicks her legs and moves her arms when she needs her attention.

Shilo’s dosage for her spasticity has been altered and her muscle tone has really improved. Shilo has greater than partial head control and is learning to sit well by herself with her hands propping her up on the ground. Her therapist is working on core strengthening with her and helping her to balance on all fours. She also spends a lot of time in functional standing.

Shilo enjoys water play. With the assistance of her teacher, she splashes water around a sensory bin; using cups, shovels, and other water toys to manipulate and move the water. Her favorite game is when her caregiver counts to three and then leans her backwards. As her caregiver starts to count, a grin will flash in anticipation of being “thrown” backwards. When her teacher sings the I Love You, You Love Me song, Shilo smiles and vocalizes. When her teacher hugs her in the song, Shilo leans in for a kiss too! Shilo is a deep lover of life and friendship and would thrive in a family of her own.

Nolan

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, Deaf / HoH
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
Listed: Oct 2017
**** 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 ***
August 2020 Update: Nolan is looking older and older every day. There is a new nurse in the home who is a male and Nolan is really enjoying having a male to spend time with, as most of the staff are female. Having a big brother figure to look up to has been so special to him! He is a great big brother himself, and really enjoys bringing toys to the younger kids and trying to help with them. In class Nolan is playing lots of new games that involve following patterns, reading, and categorizing items!

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.

Molly

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Feb 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 ***
Molly 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.

July 2020 Update: Molly has had a great summer! She is enjoying her classes where she is working on following patterns, reading, categorizing items, and using alternative communication and sign language to engage in pretend play. Molly’s teenage sass is undeniable! She is very insistent when she wants to watch a new movie or when she wants her make-up done. She also gets so excited whenever a new dress is brought to her home and she is persistent to have her photo taken and shown to everyone! She loves being with the little kids of the home, especially helping an adult to push them in the swing or dancing with them sitting in her lap on her wheelchair.

Mikayla

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy, visual impairment
Listed: Jun 2020
$2,045.75
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mikayla has the sweetest smile, laugh, and disposition. She is extremely expressive so it is very easy to gauge what she needs and when she is upset. She likes to be silly. For her own entertainment and the entertainment of others, Mikayla makes silly faces and sounds, gargles her water, and echoes the voices of her friends and caregivers. She is a cuddle bug one minute and a determined explorer the next. She is definitely full of light and love and spirit.

Mikayla has made wonderful, consistent progress since arriving at her current home. She is motivated to communicate and will babble and approximate some words. She is now more willing to engage in sensory experiences and has developed some independent play skills. She has good receptive communication and is spoken to in both English and her native language. She will use various vocalizations and behaviors to express some basic things, like making a kissy noise when she wants a kiss. She is gaining physical strength and can sit independently, move around by rolling, can stand with support and take steps using a mobility device.

Kristy

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Dec 2018
$2,393.84
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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February 2022 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 play with musical instruments, swing, jump on the trampoline, and play with balls. She enjoys standing on the balcony and watching the trees. Her favourite song is I Love You, You Love Me and she gets excited when she sees her teacher doing the actions.

Kristy has hearing loss but stopped wearing hearing aids due to her sensory aversion to wearing them. She explores the house and bangs the chairs on the floor to listen to the loud sound! She is a queen of exploration and crawls all over the house, looking for interesting things. Kristy is non-verbal and needs full support in her acts of daily living. She is able to pull herself to a stand holding onto furniture and can walk using a gait trainer under the supervision of her therapist. Right now in PT, she is working on independent standing. She is also working on some activities to strengthen her fine motor skills with the eventual goal of starting to work on more independent living skills. Kristy would make a valuable addition to a family as she has so much love and affection to share with others.

Izzy

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jul 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 ***
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 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.

Aug 2020 Update: Izzy has grown so much in her communication skills. In class, Izzy uses alternative communication and sign language to participate in imaginary play with friends. She is great at answering questions about her day or week. She has also developed a lot of confidence to ask for very specific things. Izzy is just always laughing, always dancing, always singing, and always sharing her enthusiasm and love with those around her.

Evi

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Mar 2020
$73.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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February 2022 Update: Evi is a sweet young lady with cerebral palsy who was transferred to her current home in September 2019. Although it isn’t officially diagnosed, it’s possible that Evi may have Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) based on its high correlation with cerebral palsy and the presence of several characteristics of CVI in Evi’s visual behaviors and processing. Improvements in her visual processing and engagement have been made since her arrival.

Evi is a fun-loving child who loves to listen to music and play with her friends within the home. She is the youngest in her home and takes on the role of “little sister”. The older girls dote on her and try to help her, bringing toys and giving hugs. She enjoys being held and rocked, and being in the sunshine. For Christmas she got a bear toy with different buttons that sing and make music and she really likes this. However, her very favourite activity is dancing. She loves DJ music with a loud, thumping beat. She likes when staff pick her up and dance with her or when the other girls in the home hold her hands and dance beside her. As soon as the music comes on, she lights up, flaps her hands excitedly and squeals.

Evi is able to independently lift her head up and makes purposeful eye contact, laughing and smiling at those she is familiar with. Evi is nonverbal and appears to understand some basic words as she often smiles or laughs in response. Evi flaps her hands when she is excited. She is able to grab and pick up various items, and is working on both hand strength and mobility in physical therapy weekly. Evi has really struggled with weight gain lately and her team is monitoring her food intake closely. Her caregiver is very attentive with making sure she is well positioned and this has helped avoid pressure sores.

Evi is a joy and would benefit and grow exponentially in a family of her own.

Dinah

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
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
**** 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 ***
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.

Aug 2020 Update: Most weekdays, after breakfast, Dinah spends time working on self-care skills.. She also has class where she works on a variety of skills, especially her gross motor and O&M skills. Dinah radiates joy and excitement when she dances!

Daylan

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy; takes medication to control seizures
Listed: Feb 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 ***
Jan 2022 Update: Daylan continues to take this world by storm with his dedication in all he does, from learning new ways to communicate his needs and wants, to eating, everything is done with all his ability. He recently requested a mohawk and was SO excited the day he got his haircut. Every morning he uses sign language to tell his caregivers he wants to put gel in his hair, then shows off his new hairdo to everyone in the home. We love the joy and fun he brings each and every day to our home!

Daylan has found a love of audiobooks recently, especially ones that are full of mystery or scary stories! He 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 non-verbal but really enjoys using a combination of assistive technology, PECS and sign language to help him share his many thoughts. He also uses vocalizations, facial expressions and pointing to make his thoughts loud and clear. His dystonia has decreased over the years and he uses a back brace.

Daylan ages out of adoption in January 2023. He truly has so much potential to thrive in a family!

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.

Connor

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
quadriplegic cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2018
$2,527.40
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!
January 2022 Update: Connor is a sweet, kind, gentle soul with captivating dark brown eyes. He has displayed the ability to cultivate deep connections with a trusted caregiver. The cheeky boy that he is, he loves to wiggle and kick when being fed with his feeding tube. He laughs and laughs as the nurse struggles to administer his feeding!

He loves playing on the trampoline when the staff make him bounce really high! He likes sitting with the adults and being engaged in their conversations and always wants to be involved in whatever is happening in the home.

Connor can identify his body parts and knows his colours in sign language. His favourite colour is blue. His favourite animal is a monkey and he likes the song Five Little Monkeys. He jumps, scoots, rolls and laughs when he hears it! He likes fashion and beams with excitement when he wears a new outfit and staff take his picture!

Connor can sit independently for a few minutes at a time and is able to turn his head to sounds without losing his balance. He is non-verbal but very communicative in other ways. He is now upright for most of the day, in his wheelchair. Being able to tolerate sitting upright for so long has really decreased respiratory issues that he struggled with when he was younger. He would make a wonderful son and his heart longs for a family and deep connection with others.

Blaire

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jun 2020
$1,173.57
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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February 2022 Update: Blaire is a sweet, quiet child. She loves to go on walks in the neighbourhood, being pushed in her wheelchair, and likes swinging on the porch swing. Her favourite song is One Little Finger and she laughs when her staff help her do the actions.

At her last birthday party, her caregiver put makeup on her and she seemed to really enjoy all the attention as everyone crowded around her and sang to her and took pictures. She and her caregiver have a sweet relationship. At the Christmas party, her caregiver didn’t put her down as she wanted to see Blaire’s facial expressions for all the dances and treats! She bought her bangles as a gift. Most days, Blaire’s eyes follow her caregiver around the room as she moves. They even do video calls when her caregiver is on vacation!

Blaire spends most of her time upright in her wheelchair, and we have seen this help a lot with respiratory issues she struggled with when she was younger. She has a considerable head lag and very tight muscles. Her therapist stretches her out and works on strengthening to improve head, neck and trunk control. Blaire has a feeding tube and it has helped her to gain weight.

Blaire is a sweet child who lights up with 1:1 attention and would thrive in a family who will love and advocate for her.

Bhanu

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jul 2020
$682.05
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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February 2022 Update: Bhanu is a teensy tiny girl with a bigger than life smile! She might be tiny, but she is mighty! She knows what she wants and she is going to get it! She is a thinker and mischievous in the most adorable way. She is learning to communicate verbally and is not able to walk independently, but she sure is a hard worker! She speaks in single 1-2 syllable words in her native language. She is working on her daily living skills and likes brushing her hair. She is working on undressing and toileting independently but these skills are still emerging.

Bhanu can identify her colours, numbers to 10 and letters A-Z. She is learning the names of the animals in English. Bhanu stands and walks with support and works very hard in PT towards her goal of learning to walk independently. Bhanu can go up and down stairs independently using the railing. She stands by herself for short periods of time and her PT stands beside her and gives small corrections to help her balance. She feeds herself and loves chicken and sweets.

At the park, Bhanu wants to try out all the equipment! She sneakily tries to cut the lines to get to the front and makes sure her caregivers are beside her to help her out so she can take part! She loves dancing to music! She watches music videos and copies the dance moves. She got a baby doll for Christmas and likes to hold it and rock it.

Praise

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay
Listed: Jul 2020
$72.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Praise is a sweet boy with lots of love to give! His story is sure to touch your heart! He adores his caregivers and has been very responsive to the therapy he has received so far. He has been diagnosed with global developmental delay, but has made great strides in his health and development since his arrival at the baby home. The changes in him are nothing short of praiseworthy! It is clear that with the love of a family and continued therapy, Praise will thrive in life. Could you give this precious boy all the love and care he deserves?

Piper

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy and Moderate Developmental Delays
Listed: Jul 2020
$25.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Piper is a beautiful girl with a smile that can light up any room! Piper has a warm, sweet personality, and she adores her caregivers. She absolutely loves being read stories or just talked to. It’s clear that she understands what is being said to her. She enjoys music and appreciates a good nap! Piper has a medical diagnosis that may look concerning at first, but she has already made huge strides strides with some daily therapy and a lot of love! This special little girl will be a blessing to the family God has waiting for her. Could your family reciprocate all the love Piper has to give?

Oscar

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy
Listed: Jul 2020
$305.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Oscar is a very lovable boy with a sweet personality. He is very outgoing and playful and is always happy and bobbing his head to music when it is played. He enjoys playing with his caretakers and loves attending school. Oscar can sit upright independently for an extended period of time and can even walk with the assistance of someone to steady him. He is generally weaker on his left side but is working with a therapist to strengthen his fine motor skills and is developing and growing very well.

Update early 2021:  Oscar was brought to the children’s home when he was 8 years old after it was discovered he was being abused by his father. Over the last four years he has made enormous gains in many areas. Oscar has the widest smile in the world. He’s always on the move and is able to get around extremely well despite the Cerebral Palsy that affects his right side. Independently he scoots around using his strong side. In therapy he works with a walker and enjoys walking with the support of caregivers. Oscar is also diagnosed with Hydrocephalus that is controlled with a shunt. He needs assistance in most daily cares but is able to eat independently. Oscar’s favorite activities are sensory-based, and he loves to make a mess! Oscar is learning to communicate with a picture system but will also let you know how he feels with his sounds and facial expressions. This beautiful boy enjoys playing with toys and being tickled by caregivers. He is often able to figure out how to make different toys work and is always happy to listen to music. He brings great joy to the home and loves to be in the middle of whatever is going on. A consistent, loving forever family would allow Oscar to continue growing and learning, leading him to a life full of potential.