Marcko #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus-shunt placed; Cerebral Palsy;
Listed: Dec 2022
$0.00
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!
Marcko had a shunt placed shortly after birth due to hydrocephalus. In February 2022, the shunt failed. Marcko experienced several seizures during the shunt failure. A new shunt was installed and he has not had any additional seizures.

Marcko can walk, go up/down steps, kick and throw a ball and stack objects. He will play with toys. He knows a few of his body parts and other very basic skills. He’s learning to feed himself. He can say a few words, but is not yet speaking in sentences.

Mason #

Boy, Age: 1
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Craniofrontonasal syndrome
Listed: Dec 2022
$0.00
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!
Mason has undergone extensive genetic testing to determine if he has any type of syndrome or genetic condition. Currently, all testing has come back negative. Mason has recently learned to walk independently. He engages with caregivers and other adults. He explores his environment and interacts appropriately. He is interested in toys, picks them up and explores them. When shown how to play with a toy, he mimics the actions of the adult. He smiles, laughs and responds to verbal directions. He cries at appropriate times (hungry, needs a diaper change, etc). His speech is in the beginning stages of development. He eats transitional food and sleeps well at night.

Giana

Girl, Age: 3
Country Code: LA-6
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
Listed: Nov 2022
$0.00
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!
Giana is a sweet girl waiting for a family of her own. She can walk on her tiptoes and sometimes without balance. She can go up and down stairs, and she can throw a ball and grab a pencil with her hand. Giana enjoys playing with other girls. She asks for and gives affection through hugs.

Contact the agency for more information about Giana! Agency fee reductions may be available, too.

Monte

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; Microcephaly
Listed: Nov 2022
$45.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Monte has a bright and warm smile. He is described as a social young boy who likes to play with his friends. He also gets along well with adults and is very affectionate with his caretakers. Sometimes he is timid, but he warms up quickly. Monte loves to build things. He follows instructions well and enjoys spending time with his foster family. Contact the agency to learn more about Monte and his special needs!

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-monte
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Ashton

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus and Developmental delays
Listed: Nov 2022
$0.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ashton is an adorable little boy who is described as a social child who loves to be around others who give him affection. He shares with the people around him. He loves to hear music and pleasant sounds. He likes painting and watching animated shows. Contact the agency to learn more about Ashton and his special needs!

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Matt

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: LA-2
Spina bifida, paraplegia; Hydrocephalus (shunt placed); Club foot (left and right) (surgically corrected)
Listed: Nov 2022
$0.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Matt, who agency staff met in October of 2022, has a bright smile that is infectious! Matt recognizes animal sounds. He can wash his hands and face by himself. Matt interacts well with his environment, peers, and adults. He adapts well to changes in routines and plays well with his peers. He can play by himself for short time periods. He can focus his attention on different stimuli. Matt has advanced considerably since entering the care of his current care center. He can move his hands spontaneously and hold a pencil correctly. He can move himself with the use of his wheelchair. Matt is right-handed. His speech is well developed, and he can express himself well.

We hope his forever family sees him while he is still so young! Contact the agency to learn more about Matt and his special needs!

VIDEO:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-matt
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Finley

Boy, Age: 2
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2022
$18.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Finley is a lovely young boy with a bright smile! Finley is waiting for a forever family of his own! Contact the adoption agency to learn more about Finley!

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-finley

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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
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!
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.

Cale

Boy, Age: 2
Country Code: LA-2
Global developmental delay; Severe perinatal asphyxia, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, epileptic events under management and controlled, modulated and overcome cardiogenic shock, secondary ventilatory failure, suspected early sepsis, late sepsis due to treated Klebsiella pneumoniae, resolved hypocalcemia, resolved hyponatremia, hyperphosphatemia, child of a consuming mother of psychoactive substances and high neurological and psychosocial risk.
Listed: Nov 2022
$18.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Cale loves to be cuddled and held. Cale likes to listen to music and feel different textures. Agency staff met Cale in October of 2022. Contact them to learn more about Cale and his listed medical needs!

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-cale
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Gordon #

Boy, Age: 1
Listed: Nov 2022
He can pull to stand with a stable support and can “cruise” around. He crawls and walks when held by the hand, but is not yet walking independently. He purposefully grabs objects. He uses his palm to grab, globally with the palm and the three last fingers. He is capable of purposefully grabbing larger objects placed in front of him. He manipulates with the toy and places it in his mouth. Dropping the toys is on purpose. He can move the objects from one hand to the other. By imitation, he hits two blocks in each other. The child is calm and smiles to a familiar adult. He seeks individualized attention. When placed in the crib he would cry and is upset for a long time. His cry is a way of communication. When the adult comes back to him he expresses his happiness. His impressive and expressive speech is not developed. He clearly expresses his need to communicate by differentiating the intonation and the tone of the voice.

Hanelle #

Girl, Age: 4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Strabismus
Listed: Nov 2022
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Hanelle was admitted to the Group home in March 2021. The director of the home reported that since then the child has improved significantly – she has become stronger, she has started to eat better; she can now turn her self from the back to the abdomen. There is no support for the legs – when they put her on her feet. If she is put to sit, leaning on pillows, she stays in this position stably. She does not receive any therapies. She has better head control, now. 

The child has adapted to the new environment. At first, she didn’t want to eat. She is eating well now. She likes to be paid attention to, held in her arms and rocked, she likes to be massaged. She seeks attention and tries to attract attention to herself by making sounds. She smiles, even laughs out loud at the teasing of adults. She reacts when they talk to her and when she hears her name. 

She started eating better. She eats pureed common food with both a pacifier and a spoon. They feed her. She prefers to eat sweet things. Hanelle loves mashed fruits and vegetables. They give her adapted and vitamin-enriched milk with biscuits. Drinks water from a pacifier; can’t drink from a glass.

Karmen, Kevin & Kendel #

Sibling Group
Ages: 8, 8, 7
Listed: Nov 2022
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Karmen and Kevin are twins and Kendel is their little sister.
Both girls are physically healthy and developmentally on target for their age.
Kevin has been diagnosed with Duchenne spinal muscular dystrophy and has developmental delays.

Noland

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Motor Delay
Listed: Nov 2022

Noland loves to sing and dance! He also enjoys playing with toy cars with his foster brother. Those who know Noland describe him as curious. When around new people and introduced to new environments, he likes to observe before joining in to play.

Noland has a good relationship with his foster family and gets along well with his 6 year old foster brother. When he needs comforting, he will actively seek hugs from his foster mother. Noland has one older brother and 2 younger brothers who currently reside in Taiwan.

Noland has overall global delays. He receives OT, PT and speech therapies weekly. Noland has made improvements with his speech and fine motor skills through early interventions.

There is a potential Noland may not able to live independently and will need supportive care throughout his life. He needs a loving, patient, and caring family. Are you a family that can provide Noland with support to develop to his full potential?

Suvi

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Skin Condition
Scoliosis; Epidermolisis bullosa simple
Psychomotor delay- language and cognitive
Bronchobstructive syndrome (BOS), Cutis laxa (skin condition); history of pigmentary lesions on the face;
ptosis of upper eyelids that will be corrected for oculoplasty service
Listed: Oct 2022
$26.10
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!
Suvi loves to paint, go for walks, and play at the park. She likes singing and dancing to children’s songs. She also likes to watch television. Suvi is a beautiful young girl who needs the love and support of a family to continue to grow and develop. Contact the agency to learn more about Suvi and her special needs!

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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
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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!

Stanley #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Delays in all aspects of development
Listed: Oct 2022
$0.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Stanley was recently moved into a group at the orphanage with older children. The staff reports that they believe this change will be good for him. He walks and can climb on/off of furniture. He is not saying any words or word approximations at this time. His teacher reports that in the past couple of weeks, he has started saying one or two syllables when he hears music. He has recently begun responding to his name and some simple directions. He examines and explores objects, but does not use them for their intended purpose. He will flip through the pages of a book. He enjoys opening/closing doors. He is interested in people and shows awareness of familiar adults vs unfamiliar adults. He smiles and reacts positively to interactions from adults. Due to the delays in his communication skills and development, he will undergo a comprehensive evaluation for Autism in November.

Bailey

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
spastic quadriplegia; generalized hyperreflexia; epilepsy; global developmental delays
Listed: Oct 2022
$0.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bailey accepts physical and verbal contact from others. Bailey likes toys that make noise, and she sometimes smiles at the stimulation of an adult. Bailey will need a family who is able to care for her special needs and provide for her daily care. Agency staff met Bailey in July of 2022. We hope her family sees her soon! Contact the agency to learn more about Bailey and her listed medical needs.

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Amelia

Girl, Age: 5
Country Code: LA-2
Trisomy 18 / Edwards syndrome; Developmental delay; cognitive delay; microcephaly; pervasive disorder; hearing loss; epilepsy
Listed: Oct 2022
$22.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Amelia is a young girl, born in spring 2017, with beautiful bright eyes. Agency staff met Amelia in July of 2022; they can provide more about this sweet girl and her listed medical needs!

VIDEO:
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Finn

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cognitive delays, cerebral palsy
Listed: Oct 2022
$0.00
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!
Finn is a beautiful boy who will need a special family to care for his medical needs. Agency staff met Finn in July of 2022; they can provide more info on Finn and his medical needs!

VIDEO:
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Password: Adoptmaa

Rowan

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
developmental delays and epilepsy
Listed: Oct 2022
$0.00
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!
Rowan is smiley, and loves to clap and listen to what is going on around him. Agency staff met Rowan in July of 2022! Contact them to learn more about Rowan and his medical needs!

VIDEO:
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Elon #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis
Arthrogryposis, delays in development
Listed: Oct 2022
$0.00
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!
Elon walks independently. He feeds himself and cleans up after his meals. He does not talk at this time, but understands what is said to him and follows simple instructions. He responds to his name. He interacts appropriately with adults and with other children. He attends to tasks and works well 1:1 and in a small group.

Katrina #

Girl, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Listed: Sep 2022
$153.10
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $100.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Katrina’s physical development and gross motor skills are age appropriate. She talks, but has some difficulty with articulation. Her fine motor skills are developed, but slightly delayed. She is diagnosed with mental delays. She knows and names the colors. She knows the letters of the alphabet and she has started reading. She already counts up to 30 and she writes some numbers. She knows the days of the week, seasons, left vs right, body parts, and can follow directions using instructions such as over/under, front/back, etc. She plays well with other children and enjoys attention from adults. She likes to work on a magnetic board, kinetic sand and active cards. She already colors in a contour and she is very diligent when connecting lines. She can cut and glue ready elements. She can read and the fact that she is being praised for that makes her very happy.

 

She follows the directions of an adult in relation to the hygiene and household activities. She can dress and undress her. She washes her hands and feeds herself independently, she makes attempts for self-serving. She takes care her belongings. She keeps her materials from school in a certain place.

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!

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!
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. 

Joel and Jolene

Sibling Group
Ages: 9, 5
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Cognitive, speech, motor, socio-emotional delays; sensory integration disorder; vision needs; diagnosis of microcephaly at birth; history of epilepsy
Listed: Sep 2022
$615.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $165.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Some of Joel’s favorite activites include building large castles with Legos, playing basketball and soccer. Joel is EXTREMELY proud of his basketball skills and thinks he is good at dunking the ball! Those who know Joel say he is shy and introverted during initial meetings. After becoming more familiar with someone, he will feel more relaxed and is comfortable carrying on a conversation with them.

Joel has a good relationship with his foster family. He affectionately calls his foster mother ‘auntie’ and foster father ‘uncle’.  Joel enjoys playing games and chatting with his 6 year old foster brother. When his foster family’s 11 year old grand-daughter visits, he enjoys playing board games with her. One of Joel’s fond memories was from when his foster parents took him and his foster brother to “Spider-man: No Way Home.” After the movie he excitedly narrated a large portion of the movie.

Joel has a diagnosis of ADHD and is currently on medication to help with his concentration. Joel is a 3rd grader in elementary school and overall makes good grades. When asked, Joel stated computer class and physical education are his favorite periods. Joel shares that he has 7 close friends at school. During recess, he enjoys playing tag, and a game of cops and robbers. Joel likes being chased because he rarely gets caught!

Jolene enjoys playing with toy cars, riding her bike, playing with bouncy balls, drawing, and listening to stories. Jolene is initially quiet when introduced to new environments. Once she is comfortable, she becomes active and actively engages with familiar adults. Jolene likes to act affectionately towards familiar adults and LOVES to receive hugs from them.

Jolene has a good relationship with her foster parents and 5-year-old foster brother.  She enjoys narrating stories to her foster father and talking with her foster mother about events that took place during her day.

Jolene has a diagnosis of global delay, and vision needs with a microcephaly diagnosis at birth. She has a past history of epilepsy with no current concerns noted. Jolene attends kindergarten and an after school early intervention education program.  Her early education program provides small class size with one-on-one attention and various weekly therapies in OT, PT, speech, and sensory integration. She is progressing with the help of her therapies including in the areas of vocabulary and motor skills. Jolene responds well in therapy and at home to praise and encouragement!

While Joel and Jolene live in separate foster homes, they get to see each other at events and private intimate meetings arranged by the foster agency. When together, they like to play with toy cars and jump rope.

Brock

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: LA-2
Listed: Oct 2022
$90.00
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!
Brock is a very social boy, who likes to kick a ball. Brock has continued to develop and grow. Agency staff met Brock in July of 2022! We hope his forever family will see him soon! The agency has additional information available for inquiring families.

VIDEO:
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Jeremy

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: LA-2
Listed: Oct 2022
$0.00
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!
Jeremy was met by agency staff in July of 2022. He has a beautiful smile that lights up the room. Jeremy is affectionate with his foster mother and loves to listen to her sing. He really enjoys music! Jeremy will need a family who can provide dedicated care and one who can continue to help him develop and grow. We can’t wait to see who his family will be!

VIDEOS:
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Damian

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2022
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Damian has Down syndrome, and is an affectionate and loving young boy. He feels close to his caretakers and loves sharing with them. He loves to give hugs. Contact MAA to learn more about Damian!

There is a $1,500 agency fee reduction for Damian’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Julianna

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Shunt,
Listed: Sep 2022
**** 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 ***
The girl has a congenital defect of the nervous system in the form of a meningeal hernia at the lumbosacral level, a bifurcation of the thoracic spine with hydrocephalus and paralysis of the lower limbs. The girl has a valve in her head that regulates the blood flow in the head and prevents the increase in intracranial pressure. She also has a neurogenic bladder – she needs to drink fluids regularly and change the catheter every 3 hours. She has a visual impairment, wears glasses: ER: +3.5, EL: +4. and uses a wheelchair.

Despite her disabilities, the girl is very active. She is very happy to work during rehabilitation, thanks to which she is willing to participate in social life and has accepted her disabilities. She is attending wheelchair dance classes. The girl functions very well on a daily basis and is independent.  She likes to play with younger children and often organizes games for them.