Vann #

Boy, Age: 2
bilateral cleft of the upper lip with a cleft of the hard and soft palate; cheiloplasty; hydrocephalus; cognitive delays
Listed: Oct 2021
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Vann smiles and reacts when caregivers interact with him. He can roll around in his crib and is often placed in a walker. He picks up toys, shakes them and tries to manipulate them.

Myles

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
premature (27 wks) – multiple medical complications, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, retinopathy (vision impairment), CP, hearing impairment, global developmental delays; birth mother smoked cigarettes & drank alcohol during pregnancy,
$0.00
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Myles was just starting to wake up at the beginning of our Zoom call and as his caregivers slowly nudged and tickled him, he showed us the biggest smile and sweetest little giggle. Four-year-old Myles is not speaking, but we learned from his caregivers that he is a quite boy who prefers not to be disturbed. His favorite toy is his teether, he likes being tickled, and dislikes being moved around.

Myles diet consists of mashed foods, his favorite being fruits.  Myles spends most of his time in his bed or in a support chair. Because he is only allotted one therapeutic device per year, he doesn’t currently have a child walker. With more opportunities to put weight on his legs, he may possibly have the potential for assisted walking in the future.

Myles was born prematurely and has been diagnosed with global developmental delays, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hydrocephalus and hearing impairment. Myles resides in a nursing home and receives 30 minutes of occupational and physical therapy at a local hospital each week. The agency has much more information on Myles! Could your family be the one he needs?

Alyssa

Girl, Age: 3
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
shaken baby syndrome due to BM, diagnosed w/hydrocephalus, consciousness disturbance & seizure, had surgery to drain bleeding, takes meds for seizures, slightly enlarged heart, global developmental delays
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Alyssa was a sleepy girl at the beginning of our Zoom call but as her caregivers slowly nudged and called her name, she began to wake up. Two and a half-year-old Alyssa is not speaking, but we learned from her caregivers that she is a cuddly child who loves being held. She will also smile when she hears her name called. Alyssa likes listening to music as it helps to calm her, along with additional cuddles when she is upset. Alyssa seems curious in new environments. She doesn’t interact much with other children due to her mobility. Instead of playing with toys, she would rather be rocked and listen to music.  Alyssa’s diet consists of her formula which she consumes through a nasal feeding tube.

Alyssa is diagnosed with global developmental delays, hydrocephalus and seizure disorder. She resides in a nursing home and receives 30 minutes of occupational and physical therapy each week. The agency has much more information on Alyssa. Could your family be the one she needs?

Emma #

Girl, Age: 5
“ihaveawarrior”Condition after herpes-viral encephalitis. Hepatitis caused by CMV. Hypotrophy. Hydrocephaly – of mild degree. Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia. Delayed neuro-psychological development.

Listed: Sep 2021
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Emma was recently transferred to a group home where she can receive more specialized care to help her continue to develop and receive appropriate medical care. She is receiving monthly blood transfusions at this time for her anemia. She had surgery to correct clubbed feet in 2020. She can sit unassisted, stand next to a stable support, walk around fixed supports and walk while holding the hand of an adult. Videos from May 2021 show Emma playing with an electronic toy. She is pushing the button to get the toy to make a sound. Her fine motor skills are not well-developed at this time, due to her spasticity. Emma responds positively to adults and other children. She smiles and laughs when adults interact with her.

Zeek #

Boy, Age: 2
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Spina bifida
“ihaveawarrior”Spina Bifida; shunt placed for hydrocephalus
Listed: Sep 2021
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Zeek is being taught to use a wheelchair. He can currently turn, but has not yet mastered going forward and backwards. He is also learning to pull his torso up and move around when in his bed or on the floor.
He can physically handle toys. He picks them up, transfers them between hands, looks for them and retrieves them if he drops them. He can push buttons and activate sensory toys. He follows simple directions such as “give me”. He plays peek-a-boo. He enjoys interacting with the staff. He will hold out his hand for a hand shake, make kissing noises, and reaches to be held. He uses his hands to show how big he will grow up to be when asked by an adult. He is pronouncing sounds and syllables. 

Anna

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Internal hydrocephalus (operated), spastic tetraparesis with movement disorders, open oval window, development delays
Listed: Oct 2015
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This little girl is wonderful! I have never met a child with so much personality and spunk. She absolutely loves people and she is so desperate for attention. I held her for most of our visitation time one day. If I tried to put her down she demanded that I pick her up again and then she would kiss all over me. She just wanted someone to be near her. Everyday when my husband would walk through the playground gates she would get a stern look on her face and point at him and then motion for him to come to her… NOW.  She would smile from ear to ear when he acknowledged her. You can not help but laugh when you are with her. Even the cold and distant nannies couldn’t keep a solemn expression on their faces when we interacted with her.

She is in need of urgent dental care! I have never seen such decayed teeth before. I am not sure why her mouth is so much worse than all the other children but her mouth is really concerning. She can stand on her own but struggles to lift and bend her legs when she is bearing weight on them. She has a little walker that she does wonderful with. She can walk along a bench by holding on to it but we never saw her walk independently. From what I could tell she does not have any limitations of her upper body.

We never witnessed her show any aggression towards any of the children. When I would sit on the bench holding my daughter she would try to climb in my lap as well, but she never tried to harm my daughter or push her out of the way. She is very hungry for attention and for the love of a family. She would make a wonderful daughter and I am sure she would provide you with a life time of laughter.

This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This is a cautionary disclosure only.  Families should research the varying impacts of this condition.

Tyson #

Boy, Age: 4
Listed: Apr 2021
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Diagnosis:Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (with hearing aid); shunt due to internal hydrocephalus; spastic cerebral palsy

Tyson was born premature and had several complications after birth. He can sit on his own with good balanced reactions. He crawls following the correct motor model. He stands up and walks sideways vertically. He can walk when one of his hands is held and has more control when it’s his right hand being held. He can stand up straight without falling for 2-3 seconds. When walking with a walker, he begins to bend his knees. He purposefully grabs a toy that is handed to him and can switch it from hand to hand. He shows an interest in musical toys and enjoys them. He has started making sounds and simply syllables such as “ma-ma”. He enjoys having someone sing to him and likes to receive hugs. He eats from a spoon. His overall development is delayed.
Photos and videos from August 2020 are available through the agency.

Danny #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Spina bifida
Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus-shunt placed
Listed: Nov 2020
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Danny loves being in the playroom at the orphanage. He plays with toys and gets very excited when adults interact with him. He enjoys listening to music. He participates in therapy each day to work on learning new skills.

Jesse #

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, Hydrocephalus
Jesse has Moderate external hydrocephalus; Arachnoid cyst – cortical atrophy; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; Hypotrophy; Delays in the neuro-psychological development; Severe mental delay.
Listed: Jun 2015
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$1,530.27
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Update November 2015: He demonstrates interest in musical and mechanical toys. He will play for a short time – studies a toy, puts it in the mouth, transfers it from one hand to the other. He likes activities involving music. He recognizes familiar areas of the orphanage and understands his daily routine related to familiar tasks such as eating. He is very happy when interacting with familiar adults.

Update 2018:  Jesse attention span is short-lived and unstable in relation to objects and people. There is some sharing with a close adult.  Jesse responds when called by name.  His memory and speech are poorly developed. When happy, he laughs loud and when anxious, he cries. Sometimes he pronounces unspecified sounds and separate syllables. He is sensitive and emotional and tends to be nervous around strangers.  When given a toy he reaches out and takes it. He is working on the pinch grip. He hasn’t mastered fully the ability to move a toy from one hand to the other. Jesse is fed with a spoon and sleeps calmly through the night.  He cannot control his physiological needs.  Jesse is entirely cared for by the team in his orphanage.

Paddy #

Boy, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, Thalassemia, astigmatism
Listed: Mar 2017
Paddy can turn over on his own, and sits independently. He will walk holding hands or using a walker, but does not like to walk over uneven surfaces. He likes musical toys and has recently started imitating simple actions like a ring stacker. Paddy likes to interact with familiar adults and may pout when they leave. He eats mashed food and drinks from a cup.

Update from a family that met him in 2015: Paddy is a truly beautiful boy! He does have some behaviors, shrieking and flapping for the majority of the time we observed him. He did not make eye contact with us or the staff. We asked the staff about his medical information and they stated that he did not need regular transfusions, but did have a seizure disorder. A family that is prepared to deal with autistic like behaviors would be ideal!

Wylie

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephaly, epysyndrom, spastic tetraparesis, congenital defect of brain development
Listed: Aug 2013
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Wylie has a handsome boy who is facing transfer soon.

From a family who visited him in 2015: He is calm when being walked around but becomes over stimulated easily. He is getting close to being transferred and this will be terrible for him. In the baby house the caregivers have more time to spend with him. In an institution I can see him just being constantly sedated… This handsome little guy needs out now!

From a family who met him in 2014:  Wylie is a sweet boy, and obviously loved by the nannies. They often stooped down to talk to him, and walked hand in hand with him. He walked constantly, clapping his hands and smiling. He exhibited what I would describe as autistic tendencies. I don’t recall ever hearing him speak. One day he wondered out of his groupa (apparently the door wasn’t latched) into the common area we were visiting out son in. My husband took his hand and led him back. He has a special place in our hearts and we pray someone will see him and choose him. I would be glad to talk to anyone interested. He is precious. He’s at a great baby house, that is very pro-adoption, and in a faster region than most.

*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families. Families considering this child should research and be prepared for the challenges that can come with this condition. You can learn more about FAS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_syndrome and post to our Facebook group to ask other adoptive parents about the challenges and blessings of children with FAS. ***

Wesley

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
internal hydrocephalus, multi cystic encephalomalacia, convulsive disorder, hernia, secondary cardiomyopathy, patent foramen ovale, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle, secondary optic atrophy
Listed: Aug 2010
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Virgil

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital cerebral hernia, hydrocephalus, flail legs, slight mental delay, equinovarus, adenoid vegetations of I stage, paralytic strabismus, slight astigmatism, anemia, TB-infection, congenital heart disease (open oval window), diffuse goiter of I stage
Listed: Aug 2013
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This lovely boy has a long list of diagnoses, but SO much potential for growth in a loving family!

Thomas

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
congenital anomaly of the brain, internal hydrocephalus, spastic tetraparesis, convergent strabismus.
Listed: Sep 2010
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Does not speak, but smiles a lot.

Rylan

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
microcephaly with internal hydrocephalus, hyperkinetic behavioral disorder (ADHD), mental delays
Listed: Aug 2013
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Rylan has been transferred.

*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families. Families considering this child should research the challenges that can come with this condition. ***

Ronan

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Internal progressive hydrocephalus with brain atrophy, condition after shunting, ventriculitis, microphthalmia, congenital retina malformation, crossed eyes, mental delay
Listed: Apr 2015
$1,045.36
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New photo 2019 & Update: Ronan is walking!

Quinn

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephalus; Coloboma of optic disc; Other paralytic syndromes (CP); Disorder of brain, unspecified; Dislocation of shoulder joint; Atrioventricular block, first degree
Listed: Jun 2012
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From a missionary who knows him: I loved this boy. He really enjoyed attention and affection. He just giggled and giggled. He liked getting high fives and having his belly and head rubbed. Even when I walked to the other side of the room he was still giggling and waving. He has so much joy for someone stuck in a crib all day. He needs a family to reach his potential!

Piper

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, spastic tetraparesis, epilepsy, adenoid vegetation, congenital partial atrophy of optic discs, recrudescent bronchitis in remission
Congenital heart disease (ASD), secondary cardiopathy.
Listed: Apr 2013
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Piper dear, where is your mama? Sweet girl has a lot of needs; a family could drastically change her life — otherwise, she is one who could be destined to spend her life in a laying down room.

Niall

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
“ihaveawarrior”Congenital malformations of corpus callosum; Communicating hydrocephalus; ther generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes; congenital deformities of hip; congenital deformities of chest
Listed: Oct 2020
$5,038.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nehamiah

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Bladder fistula; Stress incontinence; Chronic interstitial nephritis; Chronic kidney disease; Hydrocephalus (condition after shunting)
Listed: Jun 2020
$19.35
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Malcolm

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
“ihaveawarrior”hydrocephalus (shunted), spastic tetraplegia, epilepsy unspecified, optic nerve atrophy
Listed: Sep 2015
$4,272.02
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Malachi

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus (condition after ventriculoperitoneal shunt); cerebrospinal hernia of lumbar spine, post-surgery; congenital partial atrophy of optic discs; pelvic organs dysfunction; cytomegalovirus infection; anemia; rickets
Listed: Jan 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Lynda

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, Severe mental delays
Listed: Aug 2013
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She is a very sweet and kind girl and extremely needs a family. She will be 5 this December, so any new family may commit to her and start preparing a dossier.

She has siblings, but none are available for adoption; 2 older sisters live with birth mother and 1 younger sister has been adopted.

From a family who met her in summer 2013:
She was in my kids’ groupa. She is the sweetest little thing and needs out of there ASAP!!! She has the most noble quiet nature about her. She is mentally delayed but has so much potential. She was one of the least favored children in the orphanage and she is desperate for love. On one occasion she wandered over to the play shelter where we were playing and was trying to eat our daughter’s cookie. We didn’t have any extra (we brought treats for the groupa every three days or so) so my husband just picked her up to distract her and as soon as he did, she threw her arms around his neck and rested her head on his shoulder just soaking in the attention. I can’t bear the thought of her being transferred! She already has it bad enough.

Kenrick

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Other specified congenital malformations of brain; hydrocephalus; spastic paraplegia; Severe intellectual disabilities; Other congenital valgus deformities of feet; Congenital malformation of optic disc
Listed: Nov 2020
$67.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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He has an older half-sister; she lives with family

Kellen

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
congenital malformation of the corpus callosum, hydrocephalus, ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, congenital talipes calcaneovarus, bilateral inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, polysyndactyly; preterm
Listed: Dec 2017
$1,061.08
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sweet baby boy!

Hernan

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus, Spastic tetraplegia, Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes, Other chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis, Congenital malformation of optic disc, Profound mental delays
Listed: Jun 2020
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Harold

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Listed: May 2011
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This beautiful boy has hydrocephalus. He’s already three years old, and would obviously benefit from excellent medical care.

Update March 2014: Harold is very responsive and would copy my facial expressions. If I smiled, he smiled back…he would stick out his tongue when I did too. He would grasp my hand….so very sweet.

Ginny

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Backbone separation with hydrocephalus, cross- eye, Atrophy of eye nerves. Other and unspecified hydronephrosis on the left side.
Listed: Jul 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

Ezra

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital internal hydrocephalus operated; anemia; protein-energy deficiency
Listed: Jan 2013
$4,051.32
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ezra has had a shunt placed, and is doing better. His adoption may necessitate consultations with medical personnel, to safely transport him home.

Ezra has had a shunt placed, and is doing better.  His adoption may necessitate consultations with medical personnel, to safely transport him home.

From someone who met Ezra in 2013: Ezra is absolutely precious! He is sweet and adorable and oh so lovable! He laughs when his toes are tickled, or when someone around him laughs or talks or sings to him. He often smiles or laughs so hard his chubby cheekers make his eyes close. He ha s learned to blow spit bubbles and coo. It is hard for me to tell if he is able to use his limbs normally, but he is able to move from his back to his side with little or no assistance. He has not yet learned to play with toys, but he has a very strong grip and enjoys holding my finger. I was told he can see, but not very well. I observed his eyes moving rapidly from side to side, and sometimes appearing to be looking in two different directions. In spite of this there were other times in which he appeared to be quite focused and looking right at us. He has absolutely stolen my heart, and I hope that he will find a family that can help him meet his full potential!

Eric

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Eric has arthrogryposis and compensated hydrocephalus. He has had a surgical repair of spina bifada.
Listed: Jan 2012
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Eric is a smiley little fellow who likes to feel his caretaker’s heartbeat or pulse, because it comforts him. He would be a wonderful little brother in a household of older children.

Overall, he is healthy and would do well in a family without smaller children. His upper body is quite strong and he has full use of his hands, fingers and arms, but he has little control or movement in his lower limbs and they are significantly smaller than his upper body. He can squeeze very tightly with his hands, and reach a full arm’s length with no problems even though his resting position is the one you see in the pictures. He does not talk, according to the caretakers but does make sounds to communicate. Cognitively, he has significant delays due to his history of spina bifida and hydrocephalus. He is very much still an infant in many ways.

He may have a sister a few years older in a different region who possibly could also be available for adoption or he could be adopted separately. She also has special needs.

Elijah

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Birth defect of central nervous system, hydrocephalus, mental delays, manifest deviation, cardipathy and protein-calorie deficiency
Listed: Jun 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 ***
Elijah needs a family asap, because he needs constant care, and at the orphanage he doesn’t receive it. They fed him with wheat cream only and how he is feeling sick all the time, it’s hard to feed him, so that at orphanages he just remains hungry sometimes.

He can walk and likes music and playing with mobile phones. He likes watching TV and doesn’t speak much.

Elijah really responds well to a male caregiver — he needs a Papa of his very own!
From a missionary who visited in August 2014: ” A beautiful little boy. He is doing so much better, he loves to walk. He needs someone to hold his hand as is too scared to walk alone just yet. He still has some self harming behaviors and lets you know when he’s not happy! But most of the time he is calm and has the cutest giggle. “

From someone who met him summer 2013:
Elijah is a beautiful, sweet child. He is nonverbal but he occasionally makes some noises. Unfortunately, when I saw him he had to be restrained most of the time because he would hit himself and bang his head … hard. He now has a one-on-one caregiver, and I hear he is doing very well. Elijah likes to watch tv, and he loves musical toys. When you play music for him, he just lights up in a huge smile. He has an infectious laugh. While I was visiting, Elijah had surgery to fix a malfunctioning shunt. I was able to visit him in the hospital. The dedication of the man who is now his personal caregiver was amazing. Elijah can walk with support, and he loves to be held and cuddled. This little blond-haired child looks like an angel, and he would bring nothing but joy to a family’s life.

Elias

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; Congenital hydrocephalus; Other disorders of optic [2nd] nerve and visual pathways; Carrier of viral hepatitis B
Listed: Jun 2012
$2,866.24
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!

Donnie

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital malformations of corpus callosum; Other reduction deformities of brain; Congenital hydrocephalus; Cerebral palsy; Atrial septal defect; Congenital deformity of hip, unspecified; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Other disorders of optic disc
Listed: Apr 2016
$1,265.00
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!

Donna

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
hydrocephalus (internal hydrocephalus as a result of suffered meningitis); spastic tetraparesis; prematurity; retinopathy of prematurity; collapse of lungs; prenatal infection; Congenital heart defect: open arterial duct (condition after surgery on August 10, 2011), open oval window, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle
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 ***
Donna desperately needs a mama.

Desi

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephaly, (subcompensated); atonic-astatic syndrome; umbilical hernia; inguinal hernia; mild myopia; average hypermetropia; astigmatism; heart murmur
Listed: Dec 2017
$263.30
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Cameron

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephalus; paraplegia and tetraplegia (spastic tetraparesis); partial atrophy of optic discs of both eyes; additional chord of the left heart ventricle; hernia
Listed: Jun 2017
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Look at the curls on this doll! Cameron is in urgent need of medical care!!

Calvin

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus; Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures

Listed: Sep 2018
$1,298.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Byron

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
FAS, Internal hydrocephalus, congenital brain malformations, slight mental delay, crossed eyes
Listed: Sep 2015
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So so sweet!! New pic December 2016.

Buddy

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Robinow syndrome, external-internal hydrocephalus, mental delay, secondary cardiomyopathy, minor heart anomaly, nanism, secondary enzyme defect, recurrent bronchitis
Listed: Apr 2015
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From a family who adopted in 2016: I did not personally meet him, but he was in my son’s institution when we were there just two months ago. The village where this institution is located is small and very safe. The hotel has modern amenities and is owned by an English speaking local who will take very good care of you and feed you very well! The locals are friendly and helpful to Americans. The institution is a quick and easy walk from the hotel. We were the second family to ever adopt from this institution and the judge in this region waived the ten day wait for both of us. I would be more than happy to talk to those interested in adopting from this institution. We had an excellent experience here!

Bohdi

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
“ihaveawarrior”Other congenital hydrocephalus; other disorders of nervous system; optic atrophy; anemia
Listed: May 2019
$2,502.35
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Billie

Girl, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
“ihaveawarrior”Communicating hydrocephalus; Paraplegia; Epileptic seizures related to external causes; Other congenital deformities of hip; Optic atrophy; Other visual disturbances; anemia
Listed: Oct 2020
$3,011.90
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Aven

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Dandy-Walker syndrome; hydrocephalus; Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung; Atrial septal defect; Congenital subluxation of hip; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; Convergent concomitant strabismus; Bilateral inguinal hernia; Tetraplegia, unspecified
Listed: Jun 2012
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New photo November 2016! This little boy has a laundry list of issues, but I’m confident there is a family out there who will be able to look at this picture and see a child, their son.

Abigail

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephalus; mixed specific developmental disorders communicating hydrocephalus; lower spastic paraparesis; convergent concomitant strabismus
Listed: Dec 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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