Daisy

Girl, Age: 3
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs, Speech Delay
Neglect, Speech and language delays; dextrocardia, gastrostomy and tracheostomy care, unspecified respiratory failure
Listed: Nov 2022
$4.50
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Daisy has bright and cheerful eyes. We hope her forever family sees her while she is so young! She will need a family who is committed to caring for her special needs and daily care while she continues to grow and develop. Daisy has speech and language delays, dextrocardia, gastrostomy and tracheostomy care, unspecified respiratory failure, and a history of neglect and abandonment.

Angelo

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
osteogenesis imperfecta and a unspecified conduct disorder
Listed: Oct 2022
$0.00
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Angelo likes playing with bubbles and painting with tempera. He enjoys crafts and exploring the different materials and textures. Angelo also likes building towers and playing in water. He is described as social and showing great interest in everything that happens around him. He is a great observer.

Angelo is able to kick a ball forward with help, throw a ball over his shoulder and catch a ball with rebound most of the time. He is able to pedal a tricycle and climb the stairs with help. He is able to undress. His motor coordination is good, which makes it easier for him to string objects. Angelo has a good understanding of orders and knows and recognizes language. Contact the agency to learn more about Angelo and his medical needs!

Raydor #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Possible Autism, Premature
Listed: Sep 2022
$172.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $105.00 from MACC donations!

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Raydor was previously listed on Reece’s Rainbow as Randy.

Raydor’s birth mother was addicted to Heroin and took Methadone during pregnancy. Raydor was born premature and spent the first 5 months of his life in the hospital. Raydor knows his alphabet, numbers and colors in both his native language and English. He can do simple addition problems (single digit plus single digit and single digit plus double digit). He speaks in 2 word sentences and memorizes poems. He loves to build houses and other things with Legos and will stay focused on this task for long periods of time. He plays independently and with other children. He enjoys music and often tries to imitate melodies. Raydor has some behaviors that are commonly seen in children on the Autism spectrum. He has not had any type of formal evaluation for Autism. 

Justice and Marley

Sibling Group
Ages: 13, 10
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
vision impairment, allergies, scoliosis
Listed: Aug 2022
$370.40
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $345.00 from MACC donations!

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They have lived in the orphanage since December 2018. Justice is a sweet, social, independent and kind girl. She is very bonded with her sister, Marley. She is a good student and her life is busy with school activities, trips and competitions. Marley is shy and her sister Justice is a role model for her. She likes to play with other children.

The girls want to be adopted and dream about their future family and new life.

Wynonna

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mental Health
Listed: Jul 2022
$180.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $150.00 from MACC donations!

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Wynonna has suffered from mental health issues associated with the grief and loss around the death of her mother. She has made improvements in the orphanage and needs a family who can support her through the process of grief. She lives in the institution since 2021. She is an average student.  She is a medically healthy and active young girl waiting for the loving family she deserves.

Yuri

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-3
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Special Need: Burns
Listed: Jul 2022
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This handsome 14 years old boy is a practitioner of the Christian religion, he likes sports activities such as soccer and cooperative games, he is characterized by being responsible in the preparation of school tasks and he likes research. His favorite food is ceviche, fries and chicken, his favorite color is green, his favorite toy is drones, his favorite character is Cristiano Ronaldo. He wants to be adopted and have a loving and caring family.

Rose #

Girl, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs, Speech Delay
Mild Mental delays and speech delays
Listed: Jul 2022
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Rose was removed from an abusive home at 9 years old and could not even speak the language of her birth country at that time. She now speaks in sentences, understands everything that is said to her and has made rapid developmental progress. During the visit with our team member, she was talking about the Mom and Dad that she’s waiting for and having a fun time posing for all the photos (see below). She currently lives with an older foster couple, who she calls grandma and grandpa. They have worked with her to teach her many self-help skills. She’s now in school and doing well working with a resource teacher.

John and Jane

Sibling Group
Ages: 11, 8
Country Code: LA-3
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
SN: Non-malignant neurofibromatosis, Genetic disorders causing uncontrolled growth of tumors along nerves, Psychosocial and environmental problems, Iris Disorder
Listed: Jun 2022
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John: He presents difficulties in cognitive processes such as: verbal comprehension, visual space, fluid reasoning, which prevents him from learning according to his peers.

He receives classes and educational support under the tutelage of the educators, allowing him to reinforce each area of development. The child receives constant medical check-ups. Since his admission he receives psychological attention, according to the emotional and psychological needs of the child.

He and his sister have a good emotional relationship. He complies with norms and rules within the Center, respects his peers and the staff that works in the Institution.

Jane: The girl receives the necessary medical care, has been assessed in several areas of medicine such as: Traumatology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgeon, Clinical Psychology, performing frequent health checks, in June 2018 she was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis, like her brother, in the case of a hereditary disease. The care must be thorough, attend medical check-ups and use the creams prescribed by the specialist, it is possible that this disease will affect future learning.

From the assessment process carried out on the student, she shows difficulties in her cognitive processing skills, evidencing immaturity in learning. Her learning style is slow.

She has a good understanding and develops school activities correctly. It does not make it difficult for her to relate to her peers, she likes to talk and also communicate her feelings and emotions. Respect her peers and staff as well as abide by the rules and regulations of the Special Protection Center. She is attached to her brother.

Eduardo

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-3
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
mild cognitive disability, mild delays in general development
Listed: Jun 2022
$25.00
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Eduardo has been in care since March 2018, with a mild cognitive disability. He has slight delays in general development about 6 years, and is making progress. Under normal weight and short height for age from chronic malnutrition. Astigmatism, myopia and strabismus, wears glasses. Difficulty in reading and writing, math and retaining information. Difficulty to maintain attention. Can become frustrated when can’t perform tasks that peers can. Needs motivation to keep trying. Child has no behavior problems. Gets along with peers. Takes pride in personal appearance. Follows instructions. Reserved with strangers, but affectionate with those he knows. With peers friendly, calm, and supportive. Interest in outdoor activities, sports, especially swimming, board games, puzzles and reading stories. Desires a mother and has an idea of having a brother to play with.

Brad #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Glanzmann thrombasthenia; delays in development
Listed: May 2022
$325.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $300.00 from MACC donations!

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Brad walks independently. He plays with toys. He will fill a container with small toys and “pour” or “dump” into another container and continue the game back and forth. He can nest cups by putting them in the correct size order. He goes to other children, smiles to them and takes them by the hands. He smiles and observes with interest the faces of adults when gently talked to or sung to. He understands object permanency. He demonstrates pretend play skills related to kitchen/cooking (putting a spoon in a bowl and stirring, etc) and also bathing a baby. He shows good development in social play skills.

Sadie #

Girl, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Progressive ossifying fibrodysplasia
Listed: May 2022
$947.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $170.00 from MACC donations!

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Sadie has limited movement in her neck, back and hands/arms (due to limited movement of the shoulders). She has more range of motion in her left arm vs her right. She compensates for her limited mobility. She stands on her toes to reach objects (when she cannot extend her arms) and holds on to a support to bend down or she seeks assistance from an adult. She walks, plays with toys, and interacts with her environment. She can put together wooden puzzles, stack rings and perform other basic tasks. She can take the cap off a pen and tries to draw shapes. She interacts with familiar people. She initiates games such as peek-a-boo. She will point to things she wants to communicate her wants/needs. She dances along to music. She can say some simple single syllable words such as ma-ma, but mostly communicates with gestures. She lived in a home with a younger child for a while and did well with the younger child. The foster family limits her interactions with other people, because they are afraid she will get hurt, due to her physical limitations. She plays well with other people, when she is around them. She does not go to preschool due to the fear her foster family has that she will be injured. She shows a preference to certain objects and TV shows (Peppa Pig and Masha the Bear).

Videos from May 2022 show Sadie walking, playing with toys, putting a puzzle together and interacting with adults. The videos show Sadie’s physical limitations.

Adrien

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Hernia, Arnold Chiari II syndrome, orthopedic foot defect (clubfoot)

Listed: Apr 2022
$148.60
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Adrien is a charming and smiley boy. His behavior is very good, he respects the rules in the orphanage. He is interested in learning new things and willingly participate in games and activities. His skills are importing in all spheres. He is willing to play all games proper to his age.

Muffy

Girl, Age: 5
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
developmental delay associated with brain damage
Listed: Dec 2021
$586.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $280.00 from MACC donations!

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Feb 2022 Update: Muffy is a sweet little girl who has left side hemiparesis and developmental delay. She had an abnormal MRI which showed bilateral occipito-parietal region atrophy and thinning of the posterior periventricular white matter. She has left side hemiparesis but she can use her left hand well. She falls sometimes, which the neurologist attributed to spasticity so she recently started on antispasticity medication. She also has a bilateral squint and would benefit eventually from a surgery to correct this. She walks, runs and speaks. She has healthy attachments with her caregivers. She was late to begin speaking and walking but now walks and runs well and has grown in her language skills. Muffy speaks in sentences in her native language, including the use of past tense. Her language is delayed compared to that of a typically developing child her age, but she has made so much progress.

Muffy loves finger paints, playing with her fire truck toy, jumping on the trampoline and engaging in water play. She can often be found shrieking with laughter and running through the house as she plays chasing games with the other kids. She got a Barbie doll for Christmas and likes to play with it. She combs its hair and talks to it. As the youngest child in her home, Muffy has lots of “big sisters” who care for her. She has not yet started school due to her age and all the covid restrictions in her area, so she spends her days happily playing.

Alan

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Listed: Dec 2021
$667.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Alan is amazing 10 years old boy who had a rough start with an unstable and unhealthy environment. He is the victim of parental physical abuse and suffers from post-traumatic past

He connects well with both peers and adults. He is calm, helpful and kind. The boy eagerly learns about nature, sings songs, makes interesting art works, uses computer programs well.

He needs a forever home to support him as he continues to overcome negative experiences of his past and shower him with the love every child deserves.

He has a lot of potentials and wants to be adopted. He is highly recommended by his caregivers. The family with an involved, hands-on father will be ideal for this boy. He would do really well as the youngest or only child (or in a family where the other children are grown). He needs an experienced adoptive family who can give him a lot of one-on-one attention and help build his trust in humanity back.

Tristan

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Listed: May 2021
$312.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $130.00 from MACC donations!

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He lives at the orphanage since 2016. Normal weight and height parameters. Psychomotor development is normal. He is the victim of parental physical abuse and suffers from post-traumatic past. He is under the care of psychiatrist and take medication. No medical diagnoses in his chart, but trauma. You could tell that he is emotionally somewhat fragile.

He is communicative, talkative and charming boy. Positive relationship with peers and adults. His teachers describe him as very good, active and independent student. The computer class, math and English are his favorite subjects. He loves to play soccer, card games and chess. He has a lot of potentials and wants to be adopted. He is highly recommended by his caregivers. The family with an involved, hands-on father will be ideal for this boy. He would do really well as the youngest or only child (or in a family where the other children are grown). He needs an experienced adoptive family who can give him a lot of one-on-one attention and help build his trust in humanity back.

Leo & Kyle (Twins)

Sibling Group
Ages: 10, 10
Country Code: EE-7
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI, Other Special Needs
Listed: Oct 2021
$163.00
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Leo is very agile and curious. He likes to read and play sports and is talented in music. He has many friends, has completed 3rd grade and is eager to learn at school. He is helpful and quick to understand. He is describe as curious, calm, friendly and smart. He forms his own opinions and quickly absorbs new information. He is very interested in creative play and books. He is talented in music and likes to sing, dance and play instruments. When conflict occurs, he tends to feel hurt and then he checks for others feelings. He tries to provoke other children when he gets angry. He communicates well and has strong social skills. He enjoys playing with other children. He is diagnosed with Hypermetropia.

K is active, strong and is very close with his brother. He enjoys music and is in the 2nd grade. He is independent, curious and likes to think. He is talented in music and enjoys tasks where fine motor skills are required. He has congenital glaucoma and can’t see with his left eye. He is self conscious of his eye, has low self esteem and visits a psychologist to help him learn how to manage his anger and express his emotions. He likes to be alone or in a quiet environment and enjoys watching TV. He has difficulty making friends but wants to communicate with other children and staff members. He has a speech disorder and difficulty with attention, concentration and self regulation. He takes medication to lower his anxiety. He is diagnosed with mixed disorder of scholastic skills, congenital cataract and congenital glaucoma.

Jayson

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-7
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
He has been diagnosed with disturbance of activity and attention and mixed disorder of scholastic skills. He received medication which helps him concentrate and do better on daily tasks and school work.
Listed: Oct 2021
$55.40
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Jayson is described as brave, happy, active and loves all sports. He is independent and is able to take care of himself. He takes care of his room and tries to help with food preparation. He likes to be helpful and knows how to repair and construct bikes. He is friendly and tends to take a leadership role by organizing different activities. He is sensitive and impulsively reacts negative to criticism. He loves to be outside and to participate in all kinds of sports. He likes basketball, bike riding, jumping on a trampoline and likes to work “with his hands”. He enjoys art, construction, repair, drawing and listening to music.

Emma #

Girl, Age: 6
Condition after herpes-viral encephalitis. Hepatitis caused by CMV. Hypotrophy. Hydrocephaly – of mild degree. Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia. Delayed neuro-psychological development.

Listed: Sep 2021
$1,005.50
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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.

Kai

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Congenital tracheomalacia
Listed: Oct 2020
$2,578.33
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At age of 2 months old he survived a surgery for heart defect

Silvio

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Extremely premature, tracheotomy
Listed: May 2021
$1,128.65
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Silvio is a Roma boy who was born extremely premature (22 weeks), with a very low birth weight. He spends 6 months at the hospital and fought for his life! He had a tracheotomy procedure and eye Lasik surgery in October 2017.

Last update 2020: Delayed psychomotor development. Visible improvement after rehabilitation. Feeding the by the bottle, playing with toys, rolls out of the back on the stomach and vice versa. He tries to crawl. A very active child who initiates contact. He makes eye contact, focuses his attention on the human face, and smiles back. Video is available from the adoption agency.

Annie

Girl, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Malformations of the brain, microcephaly, scoliosis, Spherophakia (eye disorder), intestinal malabsorption issues
Listed: Apr 2021
$2,630.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Trina

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: LA-6
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Sickle Cell Anemia
Listed: Mar 2021
$32.50
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Trina just glows with positivity! She likes to participate in the activities carried out in the institution, mainly those related to the creative arts such as painting and dancing, she likes to play with her peers and sometimes acts as a leader in social groups. In the psychological report, they describe the girl as responsible, obedient, dedicated, organized and friendly. Trina has a tendency to withdrawal and mild depression, due to the presence of feelings of insecurity, low self-worth and low self-esteem.

Trina also projects a strong need for belonging, parental protection and a strong desire for firm support, these aspects are explained by her life history and have been worked from different approaches by psychology, overall a calm state of mind is reported.

We know that an adoptive family can greatly help Trina feel valued and loved, and will help her improve in these areas with love, security, acceptance and healing.

Photo available from agency!

Trina has Sickle cell anemia, and she was medicated with folic acid. Sickle cell anemia is one of a group of disorders known as sickle cell disease. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited red blood cell disorder in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body. While there’s no cure for most people with sickle cell anemia, treatments can relieve pain and help prevent complications associated with the disease. Many people with this condition live very normal lives. Learn more about the illness and living with Sickle Cell by visiting Sickle Cell Speaks.

High altitude risk: The air at high altitudes, such as in an unpressurized airplane or in the mountains at altitudes greater than 5,000 ft (1,524 m), has less oxygen than at sea level. The lack of oxygen can cause cells to sickle which is painful and dangerous for a carrier. For that reason, it is not advisable to place a child for adoption with a family living at higher altitude / mountains.

AJ

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: LA-6
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Grade I Osteogenesis imperfecta, controlled asthma, controlled atopic dermatitis, right cryptorchidism (undescended testicle)
Listed: Mar 2021
$90.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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AJ is a calm, loving, shy boy who came into the care when he was about a year old; he was found abandoned. He has favorably adapted to the institution where he is being cared for and he has made significant progress in his motor process.  The boy moves his upper and lower extremities, he can take his feet to his mouth, he crawls, and tries to stay standing with support. The report also states that AJ is a boy who explores the environment, he maintains attention and interacts with people, appropriately responding to the sensory stimuli that are presented to him. AJ likes children’s songs and dances imitating his peers, he likes colorful musical instrument toys.

Photo available from agency!

When the medical report was first performed when he was about one year old, AJ was not walking and a level of delay is reported in the cognitive, language and motor areas that are related to the state of severe malnutrition with which he was found as an infant.

His Grade I Osteogenesis Imperfecta is the mildest form of the condition. Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder characterized by bones that break easily. OI is highly variable. Its signs and symptoms range from mild to severe. In addition to fractures (broken bones), people with OI sometimes have muscle weakness, loose joints (joint laxity), curvature of the spine (scoliosis), brittle teeth (dentinogenesis imperfecta), and hearing loss. A classification system dividing OI into several types is commonly used to help describe how severely a person is affected. Type I is the mildest and most common form of OI.

Brett #

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mental delays
Listed: Jul 2020
$751.50
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Brett lived with a foster family from birth to age 4. He did not attend preschool or receive any interventions during that time. The family was not experienced in how to work with him. He was placed in a small group home at 4 years old. He has thrived in this setting. He has learned many new skills and continues to make improvements in all aspects of his development. He communicates using words and simple sentences. He understands everything said to him and can answer basic questions. He takes care of all his personal hygiene independently (brushes his own teeth, hair, dresses/undresses himself, is toilet trained, etc). He can count to 10, recognize colors and shapes, work puzzles, say his name and age, and also say the names of the other children living in the home. The staff at the group home believe that his mental delays are mild and state that this is because he made such rapid progress once he was placed in the group home and began receiving instruction. The foster family had reported behavior issues, mainly an inability to concentrate. The staff reports no behavior problems and stated that he just needed attention and appropriate instruction. They describe him as very affectionate.

Jax #

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
hyperkinetic conduct disorder and a mild mental delay
Listed: May 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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He has been living with a foster family since 2013.

He has a systolic murmur along the precordium; hyperkinetic conduct disorder and a mild mental delay. The child started walking on time, but his speech is underdeveloped. The child cannot stay focused for a long time while playing. He understands and follows simple instructions.

The agency has current medical reports available for serious inquiries.

UPDATE March 2017:   previous Diagnosis of Atypical autism that was changed to hyperkinetic disorder, very interested in motor activities. Responds to positive interactions and praise from familiar adults, but can become anxious in new situations or if a familiar caregiver is not around. He seeks comfort from familiar adults and can become sad if one leaves.

Norton #

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
hyperactive disorder, mild mental disability and a speech delay
Listed: Nov 2017
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Norton is a boy who lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe. He loves to play with other children and particularly likes to play with musical toys and cars. He also likes to paint using watercolor paints. He manages to play games for a long time, and he likes to help around the household.

Norton is in good health and is stronger than typical of his age. He can independently move larger items, including furniture. He loves to run and jump, and he knows how to roll over forward and squeeze in narrower spaces. Like many little boys, Norton brushes his teeth twice a day. He can tell others when he needs to go to the restroom, and he eats with great appetite. He naps for two hours in the afternoon and sleeps peacefully at night.

His short-term and long-term memories function at a good level, and Noah can easily remember things related to the lifestyle, as well as past events related to pleasant or unpleasant memories.

Although he has been diagnosed with hyperactive disorder, mild mental disability and a speech delay, Norton has shown progress in his development. He understands everything that is required of him, executing commands correctly. He is persistent in his demands, but he understands when he has violated rules, and he does not oppose correction.

Norton chatters a lot, but he is incomprehensible. He repeats syllables he hears, and he uses gestures to help him communicate with others and make them clearly understand what he wants or wants to do. Norton is working with therapists to improve his speech abilities.

Clifton #

Boy, Age: 10
Born with positive Wassermann test result; he underwent treatment with Penicillin; ectopic left kidney; convergent concomitant strabismus; hypermetropia (long-sightedness); dolichocephaly; Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type I; irritable bowel syndrome without diarrhea; secondary lactase deficiency; food allergy – slight intolerance to foods containing gluten, dairy products and eggs;delayed physical development; generalized developmental disorder; moderate mental delay

specific disorders of motor function development, Moderate mental delay, ectopic left kidney, strabismus

Listed: Mar 2017
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Clifton lives with a foster family.  He loves to listen to music and dance and is always looking for a dancing partner! His foster family is working on him walking longer distances independently.  He is learning how to play with toys and interact appropriately with other children.  He has few words and does not follow verbal directions.  Clifton is receiving therapy multiple times a week.

Clifton’s gross motor skills are well-developed – he moves around independently, even at long distances, and he has no difficulties walking on different surfaces. He can now run (since the beginning of January 2017). The deficits noted previously in Clifton’s fine motor skills have been compensated to a great extent. He can transfer small elements with a spoon from one bowl into another with an adult’s assistance, he plays with certain materials and toys, he clips and unclips clothes pegs, he looks for an object hidden in the sand and he takes it out with great interest. He holds a pencil and leaves pale traces with it on a sheet of paper. He does great eating with a spoon. Clifton accepts the toothbrush and allows for his teeth to be brushed.

It happens more and more rarely for Clifton to demonstrate anxiety in response to being introduced to unfamiliar places and people. The stereotypic movements he demonstrates when someone initiates interactions with him have decreased significantly. He imitates actions he has observed more often and more successfully than before. Clifton becomes lively and starts dancing whenever someone is singing or plays music.

Clifton is  calm in his new foster family, he often smiles and he laughs aloud while playing with an adult (or with the girls in the foster family). He is especially attached to the foster father and the younger daughter in the family. Clifton has become a lot more sociable in the last 6 months: he seeks children’s attention, initiates interactions, accepts unfamiliar people a lot easier, maintains a smaller distance between himself and others and makes eye contact.

Although Clifton has poor passive vocabulary, he follows simple instructions provided that those are accompanied by nonverbal means of communication. His speech development is at the level of producing chains of syllables. He uses “No” appropriately so as to express his disagreement, he sometimes uses “Yes” and “Give me”. Clifton initiates physical and emotional contact with his foster parents and their children as well as with the specialists working with him. He is especially attached to the foster father and the youngest daughter in the foster family. His interactions with other children have changed significantly – he plays with them for a long time and he is making attempts to cooperate with them.

More photos/file are available from his agency

Jonas #

Boy, Age: 11
2nd-degree prematurity; epilepsy; convergent strabismus; esotropia of the left eye; hypermetropia (long-sightedness); mild mental delay; delayed speech development; other pervasive developmental disorders;
Listed: May 2017
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Jonas is on several medications.  Jonas’s motor activity completely corresponds to the expected developmental level for his calendar age.  Although his fine motor skills need to improve further, Jonas is able to hold a pencil properly. He can inlay elements with some guidance. He puts cubes one on top of the other. He threads colored rings on a fixed stand, but not yet in accordance with their size.

There are some difficulties in attracting and keeping his attention focused. Jonas plays for a longer period of time whenever he is interested in the respective activity. Jonas orientates well in a familiar environment. He distinguishes between day and night based on his everyday routines – sleeping, meal times, rest. He recognizes the neighborhood around the foster family’s home.

Jonas is reported to have achieved noticeable progress in terms of expressing his emotions and feelings, which are becoming more diverse. He reacts appropriately to smiles and angry faces and also to the tone of voice one talks to him with. He demonstrates his love, attachment and attention for others. He greatly enjoys it when others play with him. Jonas has attached to all members of the foster family.

Rocky #

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Listed: Nov 2017
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Rocky is a calm, pleasant  boy who lives in a group home in Eastern Europe. He is attached to his caregivers and responds well to them.

Although Rocky was born premature and with low birth weight; cerebral palsy; and speech, motor and cognitive delays, he is making good progress in his physical therapy and other supports. He can walk with minimal support, and his fine motor skills are also improving.

Gemma

Girl, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH, Other Special Needs
Other specified congenital malformations of brain; Paraplegia; Pervasive developmental disorder, unspecified; Exotropia; Congenital malformation of optic disc; Ptosis of eyelid; Subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism; Hypopituitarism; Sensorineural hearing loss, bilateral
Listed: Sep 2020
$2,359.78
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From a family who met her in March 2021:  Gemma is an adorable little girl. She has a bright and spunky personality and is full of laughter and smiles. She loves to be held and embraced and ran to us with hugs. She played ring around the rosy with us, danced in our arms, and loved to be twirled. When given a kiss, she instinctively gives one back. She is so sweet. She loves to play outside, ride a scooter, play in the sand. She says “yes” (in Russian) for most things but she can say other words. She understands everything said to her. She listens extremely well to the nannies and they speak to her as they would a typical 5 year old. She can do the physical tasks a pre-K age child can do (get dressed and undressed, ride a scooter, play with toys, etc). She is toilet trained, though the nannies had her in a pull up while with us. Her vision is impaired and though she can see well enough to get around just fine, she holds things very closely to her face to see them. She has a hearing loss diagnosis but appears to be able to hear everything, though maybe she could still benefit from hearing aids. We were told that she is developmentally like a two year old. This was true in many of her behaviors but we found that she understands much more than a two year old. She has autistic behaviors without an autism diagnosis. She is definitely a sensory seeker; she has a lot of energy and needs to be given tasks and activities to keep her focused. When she is engaged in something she likes, she is completely absorbed in it. She could play the piano for a very long time oblivious to everything going on around her. Though she appears to be in her own world, we were often able to “intrude” into her world and to play with her, to get her to smile and to mimic us and were seeing gains so quickly. Her smile and laughter bring so much joy! Gemma is smart. She can learn. We taught her some basic sign language (“more”) and she began to use it right away without any coaching. She immediately caught on. She will flourish so much in a family who gives her the tools to communicate. She is truly an amazing child, adorable and full of life.

Catriona

Girl, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Hemangioma; Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy; Bronchopulmonary dysplasia originating in the perinatal period; Other disorders of nervous system not elsewhere classified
Listed: Sep 2020
$1,587.40
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Santiago

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Fetal alcohol syndrome (dysmorphic); Congenital deformity of sternocleidomastoid muscle; Disorder of brain, unspecified
Listed: Nov 2020
$236.00
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Zoriah

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
moderate mental delays
Listed: Jun 2020
$88.43
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Zachary

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Listed: Feb 2017
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Wyatt

Boy, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
mental delays
Listed: Aug 2015
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He is just too serious! He needs hugs and kisses!

Wilson

Boy, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Muscular Dystrophy
Listed: Mar 2019
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Updated pic 2019; Wilson has lost the ability to stand and walk.

Wilson is a sweet, happy, playful boy. He is great with little kids and bigger kids. He loves to play legos, color, watch tv, go to the beach and just be with those who care for him. He spent one summer and winter break with a host family, he bonded well with them. He is affectionate and makes good eye contact.

He has a progressive form of Muscular Dystrophy. He can no longer stand, walk or crawl. He can still sit upright by himself. He does require help dressing, bathing and some help with eating. He is toilet trained but needs help to get to the toilet. He longs to belong and be given love and attention. He adapts well to new adventures, people and places. He will be a blessing to any family.

Wolf

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Traumatic Brain Injury
Listed: Nov 2020
$3,817.00
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His special needs are related to the after affects of a head injury by his birth mother; he was severely beaten at early childhood. He requires permanent physical medicine and rehabilitation. He pulls his leg and doesn’t have full use of one of his hands.

He has a pretty good memory and good eyesight.

Vincent, Wade & Siblings

Sibling Group
Ages: 6, 8, 18, 16, 14, 12
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Vincent: Youngest Boy, born 2014: Disorder of brain, unspecified; malnutrition

Wade: born 2016: Disorder of brain, unspecified

Listed: Dec 2018
$1,792.50
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Total of 6 siblings: the other 4 siblings are 14 (a boy), 12 (a girl), 10 (a girl) and 8 (a boy). The older 4 have been to the US for hosting.

Vera

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Birth anomaly brain development, microcephaly with tetraparesis, convulsive syndrome. Mental delays. Convergent squint. Partial optic atrophy. Umbilical hernia.
Listed: Oct 2012
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Oh sweet Vera! She spends much of her day in the crib and she needs stimulation!! She is living on borrowed time. She has tremendous potential for improvement if only she is given the chance. She will require medical attention and families should expect at the very least physical therapy.

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

Trudie and Violette

Sibling Group
Ages: 5, 6
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Younger Sister: Disorder of brain, unspecified; Phonological disorder

Older Sister: Other disorders of nervous system not elsewhere classified; Phonological disorder

Listed: Oct 2020
$1,900.00
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These sisters must be adopted together! There are 4 other siblings in a separate orphanage.

Travis

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
congenital defects of the Central Nervous System (CNS)
Listed: May 2011
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From a family who met him in 2012: When I saw Travis my heart completely broke. I remembered his picture where he was sitting up, and it was obvious that in the time since that picture was taken his health and any ability he once had had deteriorated. He laid nearly lifeless, covered with blankets (mind you it is very hot in the room). I only have the one picture of him because his position never changed. He rarely moved and seemed to be asleep all the time. The only time I ever saw him move he just rocking his head from side to side very slowly as he grinded his teeth…and grinded…and grinded. My instant feeling was that Travis had given up on life, and it breaks my heart.

Every time I saw him there was vomit on the blanket next to his mouth. I suspect it is due to improper feeding. Like Janna, Travis is living at the orphanage on borrowed time.

Please friends, let’s not let Travis give up on life. I don’t know what his future ability would be in a family but even if it never changed isn’t he deserving of the love of a family? Please…someone…rescue Travis.

Update March 2014: He is not doing well. He appeared very drugged. He just rocked his head back and forth and ground his teeth. He occasionally would moan and he was salivating a lot and drooling on himself. He did not respond to me when I approached at all, he just kept rocking his head back and forth…which is why the picture is a little blurry…he never stopped.

Thaddeus

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Disorders of psychological development, Disorder of brain, malnutrition, Microcephaly, Undescended testicle
Listed: Nov 2020
$81.00
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Tammy

Girl, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Severe mental delays
Listed: Jun 2020
$3,268.27
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Stefan

Boy, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
parasomnia, severe mental delays, Other atopic dermatitis, Astigmatism
Listed: May 2015
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He needs a family asap! He requires much time and energy from the adopting family. He is a kind of enervative, cranky and rickety, he likes to be held in arms, he often cries.

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

Stanley

Boy, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Spastic tetraplegia; Severe intellectual disabilities; Undescended testicle, unspecified, bilateral; Scoliosis; Astigmatism; Optic atrophy
Listed: Nov 2015
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Sweet boy needs out of his crib!

Stacie

Girl, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
other disorders of the nervous system; atypical autism; Melanocytic naevi of lower limb, including hip; myopia; Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies
Listed: Aug 2016
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So sweet!!

Spring and Summer

Sibling Group
Ages: 6, 7
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Younger girl: Umbilical hernia; Flat foot; Disorder of brain, unspecified

Older girl: Healthy

Listed: Nov 2020
Although there are no official holds in this country, this child has a hopeful family who has a completed homestudy.
$1,690.56
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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These sisters must be adopted together!

Shepard

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Congenital debility NOS
Unilateral small kidneys
Unilateral inguinal hernia
Atrial septal defect
Listed: Aug 2017
$1,303.50
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Sweet baby boy!!

Shawn

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
disorder of the brain; unstable hip; atrial septal defect; Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies; d50 anemia
Listed: Aug 2016
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