Penelope

Girl, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
Listed: Nov 2012
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Penelope has been diagnosed as deaf. She is also post-operative for a PDA heart condition and has received treatment for cataracts, which do limit her vision. Penelope can visually perceive light and people moving around her.

Penelope came into care when she was about a year and a half old. She has good development of fine motor skills in that she could do the motions of grasping, holding, picking and putting things down as well as feeding herself. She has a strong sense of curiosity and experiences the world primarily by touch. We hope she can be adopted by a family who can provide her with the special education and care she needs.

Parris

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (post-op)
Listed: Jun 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$10.00
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!
Parris is a pretty little three-year-old girl who is close to her caretakers. Parris was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD, which she had surgery for in July of 2016. She no longer has any heart concerns. Parris does not like toys. If you give her a toy, she will throw it away. Parris sat up at 12 months and could stand with support at 13 months. She is still not walking independently though. Parris can say ‘baba’ and she reacts to her name being called. She does have trouble following directions.

Parris has a $5,000 grant with her current agency.

Paulie

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,327.50
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!
Paulie is doing his best to grow in all aspects of his life. Paulie can sit up for a few minutes and he is learning transitional movements from sitting to crawling, moving forward on his stomach and using his arms and legs (one of the steps towards crawling). Paulie doesn’t talk yet, but is headed in that direction. He makes recognizable sounds to communicate. These include clicking his tongue to show happiness. This is a new sound of self-expression to communicate and we are excited because it is an effort he makes towards speech! He does not speak words at this time, but he is using more vocal sounds to express joy or unhappiness. Paulie’s fine motor skills are satisfactory. He enjoys playing with toys that hang on strings or toys that can dangle. Paulie has Down Syndrome but he is working hard to be all that he can be. He has great enthusiasm for life and an even greater smile! Could Paulie be a part of your family?

Paulie’s agency has a $1500 grant for his adoption!

Paulo

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
small head deformity, developmental dysplasia of right hip, Cerebral palsy
Listed: Feb 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
While Paulo’s language development is not good and he is not very expressive, he has a strong imitating ability. His caretakers report that he is an introvert, but that he also likes following other people to do things. His left limbs are not flexible and he needs help to put on clothes and shoes. Paulo is a good eater and a sound sleeper.

Parker

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, possible hearing loss
Listed: Dec 2016
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$37.80
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!
Parker came into care shortly after birth. He has Down Syndrome and possibly some hearing loss in his left ear. This cute little guy goes to preschool five days a week in the orphanage. He can speak many words and follows instructions. Active and affectionate, Parker loves to give kisses! Agency member met this little guy recently and many photos and videos are on file. Parker has a sweet personality!

Parker John

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
DS/CHD (post surgery)
Listed: May 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
This child has part of their grant donated by RODS Racing!
To accept this child’s grant, a family would also need to agree to share their contact information with RODS Racing.
$5,000.00
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!
Update from January 2021:  Parker John is well-behaved, follows directions, and fearless.  He gets along well with children and adults in his orphanage.

Wanted: family who loves to laugh, play together, and has room for one more! Parker is looking for you! This handsome guy is 4 years old, and waiting. Parker has Down syndrome with the typical delays. He is very outgoing, loves to play, loves musical toys, and is very sweet. He had surgery in 2014 for a heart issue (PDA) and recovered well. His file states he has an ectopic kidney on the right side. This means the kidney sits in an abnormal position. In most cases, this causes no issues at all, but there is a chance it can lead to later kidney stones or infection. He has had no issues with this to date. Parker needs a family who will love him, and be by his side as he grows and learns.

Otto

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2018
$379.00
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!
Sweet and lovely! Otto has a shirt on in his new photos that say those very words and they seem to be completely accurate! That adorable round head, those precious chubby cheeks, and those beautiful eyes- who can resist this cutie pie? Otto’s caregivers say that he likes to make faces, like sticking out his tongue and making pouty faces at them. Otto loves music and will respond differently when listening to it; sometimes he will be very calm and sometimes he will wave his hands and feet and make happy faces. Otto was pretty well on target developmentally his first year of life- able to raise his head when lying on his stomach, roll over, make cute sounds, visually follow a moving object, and turn in the direction of sounds. His favorite toys are colorful ones that make sound and he is able to reach out and grasp a nearby toy. His caregivers report that he has a good appetite. Otto was born with down syndrome and his placing agency has received new pictures and a nice long video. We can’t wait to see what lucky family will be blessed to call Otto their son!

There is a $5,000 grant for Otto’s adoption with his current agency.

Owen

Boy, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Apr 2018
$630.00
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!
Owen is a smiley, energetic and intelligent little boy. Owen has a good appetite and loves bath time. He is very active, he loves to walk and run. Owen enjoys playing with colorful toys such as dolls and toy cars, as well as with the other children and he loves being outside. He loves to clap, wave goodbye and give hugs. His emotional development is similar to children his age and he has bonded very well with his caretakers and teachers. We do have updated videos on Owen that show him walking and running without assistance as well as his sweet personality that can be seen in the comments of this post.

Ollie

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
tuberous sclerosis; infantile spasms, and psychomotor development delay
Listed: Mar 2014
$50.00
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!
Ollie’s report states that he has good development. He gets along well with others and is closest to his caregiver. He is a quiet child who likes music and enjoys his swim lessons.

Oskar

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Sep 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Oskar is an extroverted and handsome boy, born in July of 2010, who usually has a huge smile on his face, whether he is at home or at school! His smile is so amazing that he makes everyone around him happy just by being with him. Oskar lives with an English speaking foster family. He loves to play with other children as well as the family’s pets. He is behind other children from a motor standpoint, but his foster mother says he is very smart and points to all his body parts, can sort and stack blocks, and can problem solve. He has been receiving rehabilitation for his cerebral palsy and has continued to make gains. He has a walker and a wheelchair, but does not like to use them. He would rather hold an adult’s hand to walk. Oskar has an amazing spunk and determination. He is not speaking yet, but is learning sign language and now knows about 500 signs. This has really helped him communicate better with the adults around him. Oskar would benefit from continued use of basic sign language and speech therapy. We hope to find Oskar a family because we know he’ll not only make a great son, but that a family will be blessed daily by his presence.

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

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

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

Olivia

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Microphthalmia, delays
Listed: Mar 2018
$1,458.70
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Olivia is an energetic, smiley, and beautiful little girl who likes listening to music and playing outside. She is especially close to her caregivers and loves to be cuddled and tickled by them. Olivia is diagnosed as having microphthalmia, which means that both of her eyes are very small and underdeveloped. She also has very low muscle tone. She is able to stand with support, but she can’t walk yet. Her caregivers have been working with her, but she still struggles to move independently. She can sit up for about 30 minutes, but she gets tired and often needs support. She knows her name, responds when called, and can follow simple instructions. She can make sounds like “ah,” but doesn’t say any words. She gets excited when her caregivers tell her it’s snack time or time to go play! Olivia has some feeding issues. She mainly eats soft foods like mashed vegetables. She has a hard time swallowing and needs food chopped up for her. She really likes to hold her bottle herself. Olivia is in a school program in her orphanage during the week days and lives with a foster family on the orphanage grounds the remainder of the time. Olivia is making progress, but what she needs most is a family who can provide her with love and therapies that are simply not available in her orphanage!

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

Olivier

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and missing fingers on left hand
Listed: Mar 2014
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
From a family who met him: “Sweet Olivier! I had so much fun with him when I was in his orphanage and am saddened that his family hasn’t found him yet. This little guy was just incredible!!! Oliver was born in March of 2011 and completely stole my heart. This little boy has Down Syndrome and a partial left hand. As the mother of a child with a similar limb difference I can tell you missing a few fingers isn’t going to slow Oliver down at all! Just by spending a few hours with him I got the feeling he is a very bright and curious little boy. He even tried to imitate me speaking English by repeating the word “book.”

Olivier is diagnosed with down syndrome and a partial left hand. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Infant and Parenting program. His report describes him as extroverted, active, and energetic. He likes to communicate and play games with children. Olivier’s favorite activities are playing with blocks, balls and riding bike. He can walk, can transfer positions when squatting, he can kick the football, go upstairs and downstairs with hands held. He can build a tower of 4 blocks, can dismantle the toy and assemble it again. He is very clever and can express his needs. An orphanage project team visited with Olivier last summer.

Olin

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus and brain dysplasia
Listed: May 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Olin has been living in the orphanage since he was 9-months-old and is getting rehabilitation therapies since then. He is doing great with his physical development, and is getting stronger and stronger! Olin is able to respond to his name, can point to his body parts when asked, and is learning new things daily.

From someone who met him:
Olin is super smart and a nanny favorite. He loves candy, playing outside, and can repeat English words. He is super handsome as well! Someone bring this gem home! I’ve met him…Contact me with questions!

Oliver

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Apr 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$200.00
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!
Oliver is too cute for words! Oliver is described by his caretakers as extroverted, active, curious, and adorable! All of Oliver’s nannies like him a lot and have nicknamed him ‘Hao Hao.’ Oliver loves to be outside and he is extra happy when it’s sunny, as he likes to bask in the sunshine and feel it’s warmth. He also enjoys listening to music and playing with his friends. Oliver’s favorite toys are toys that are colorful and those that make sound. He loves the sound bells make. When someone rings one, he will reach out his hands to take it and then ring it and laugh happily. He will then give the bell to another child so that child can share in his happiness! Oliver also likes to clap his hands and play hand clapping games with his nannies. He is very interactive and loves to laugh. At the time his file was prepared, Oliver was understanding the nannies’ directions and was making sounds. He could walk by holding onto something. Oliver is a good eater and his favorite food is noodles. He is also a good sleeper. We know this little sweetheart is going to bless a lucky family that says yes to being his forever! Could that family be yours?

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Oliver’s adoption with his current adoption agency. Oliver needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold his file or move forward with adopting him.

Obert

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2015
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$45.00
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!
Obert is calm and quiet. He likes being cuddled by his caregiver and being close to her. As of December, he was not sitting or crawling, but he was receiving therapy to help him learn how to do those things. Obert likes listening to music and musical toys. He can sometimes move his hands and feet along to the rhythm. He sleeps soundly and likes sleeping in his crib. He has a regular diet and a good appetite.

Olaf

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Heart arrythmia, past CMV, Strabismus
Listed: Jan 2015
$10.00
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!
Olaf is an adorable little guy. He has been hospitalized a few times due to heart arrhythmia (it is apparent when he runs a fever), and once with CMV (cytomegalovirus) from which he recovered. Olaf has strabismus (crossed eyes) which should be corrected; either with glasses, or an outpatient surgery.He is growing, and developing well. At 13 months he was crawling and standing with one hand supported. He could stand for long periods of time. Olaf loves toys, and he really loves his nanny! He could imitate words, and his favorite toy was a toy cell phone. (Note to prospective parents – guard your phones!) Olaf is ready to be loved by his own parent(s), and will keep you busy! Are you ready to give this little cutie some warm hugs?

Oakley

Oakley
Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jun 2016
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$256.30
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!
Oakley was about 2.5 months old when he came into care. His caretakers describe him as active and restless. When he is happy he will smile at everyone. Oakley is said to understand the caretakers commonly used instructions. He wakes up at 7:00 am and will crawl to the other beds around him to wake the others up so they can play with him. Oakley has a strong imitating ability and likes cartoons and listening to music. His speech is often unclear, but that doesn’t stop him from interacting and talking with people. Oakley has a good appetite and eats a variety of foods. His report states that Oakley “has been living in the institute for 3 years;every one likes this adorable and naughty child;we sincerely hope that he will soon have a happy family and will always have bright smiles” Are you the lucky family who will get to see those adorable bright smiles every day?

Nolan

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jun 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$66.50
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!
Are you ready for some darling dancing baby boy cuteness this morning? Meet Nolan! Nolan is described as quiet and shy. His file says he cries very sad tears when he is left by familiar people. Doesn’t that make you want to scoop him up and keep him close forever? He is learning to walk and takes several steps independently, or at least he was when his file was prepared a couple of months ago. I bet he is walking and running by now. He is also learning to communicate his needs. He understands simple commands. I had to laugh when I read that he favorite activity is football. Not bad for a baby who wasn’t quite walking!

Nolan has a $4,000 grant through his current agency.

Nolin

Boy, Age: 4
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Apr 2020
$33.25
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!
Two and a half year old Nolin is described as introverted, shy, and with a ready smile. His report from 2019 states that he can babble, imitate words, sit on his own, and stand with support. His file shows that he can express his needs through body language. Nolin is fond of listening to music, singing, and playing on a toy drum set. Nolin has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease.

Nolin has a $1500 agency specific grant from his current agency.

Noadiah

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2014
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Noadiah lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Noadiah is active, energetic and happy. He likes to sing, recite poems, and likes to play with toy cars. He walks with the use of a walker, but cannot walk alone at this time. Noadiah understands instructions well and follows directions. He loves to play outside.

Noah

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Jan 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
This child has part of their grant donated by RODS Racing!
To accept this child’s grant, a family would also need to agree to share their contact information with RODS Racing.
$17,010.48
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!
Noah is a happy and active little boy! Noah was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition, which he had surgery for shortly after arriving at his orphanage. The surgery was successful, and he made a lot of progress as he recovered! Noah loves to roll around on the play mats and play with his toys! He will often hold a ball in his hands and study it while he plays.

Update August 2020:  Noah is an active participant in the daily circle time in his family and attends the in-house kindergarten classes most days of the week. His favorite activities at kindergarten are cooking, music and learning about animals. He loves playing with instruments such as the keyboard, xylophone and tambourine. He at times has difficulty with focus, but can be totally immersed when playing with his favorite toys.

Noah enjoys playing outside particularly ball games, going to the playground, swimming and splashing in the pool. He also likes to dance! He has a good memory and is able to learn different action songs. Noah is a charming little boy who enjoys making funny faces and communicating with others. Noah interacts well with people and is comfortable with his caregivers and brothers. He is able to use single words like “baba” and “mama” to communicate.

Noah is continuing to develop new self-care skills. He is not yet toilet trained, however, is able to feed himself independently with a spoon. With some help from a caregiver, he is able to brush his teeth and wash his face and hands. Noah is a sweet natured, active little boy who likes to explore the world around him. His cheerful nature brings so much joy to all who know and love him.

Nicholas

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: May 2016
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
This boy can dance…no doubt about it! Meet Nicholas! No updates since 2009, so the agency asked for video and a report. He has been hiding his talent for a long time! Nicholas has Down syndrome and a CHD (mitral valve thickening – the cardiologist said to monitor him for any difficulty, but he has been fine according to the orphanage staff). Nicholas’ development has been good. He is outgoing, active, and loves to dance! He also loves to play outdoors. Nicholas has been waiting for a long time for a family of his own!

Neil

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$200.00
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!
Neil is a budding car fanatic! Neil is a quiet little boy who loves playing with cars. He was born with Down syndrome and his development is delayed. Neil crawls but is not yet able to walk. His love of cars has helped him develop his fine motor skills. Neil will need a family who is devoted to getting him extra services to help him thrive. Will you be the one to play cars with Neil?

Nelton

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Brain damage
Listed: Nov 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Nelton underwent a comprehensive assessment and joined a special education program inside the institute. We have a specialized teacher that plans specific content for him to learn every day. Since he began the special education class, Nelton has greatly improved. He is very interested in learning mathematics, art, and music. Everything that he studies, he is able to really know. Now, Nelton has learned how to count from 1 – 20 and he can write Arabic numerals from 1 – 10. He has even learned how to sing children’s songs, dance, and draw. His passion is drawing. One time when he went to class with good behavior, the teacher rewarded him with a watercolor brush. After he returned to his room, he first showed it off to everyone, and then he started to paint on the wall a house, sun, clouds, grass, kittens…After a while, when he was finished with his “great composition,” even though he drew on the wall, we had no choice but to say Nelton’s painting is truly very good, and therefore the nannies still praise him. He is the “Little Artist” of the Children’s Department, but he never brags about it. He usually takes the initiative to teach the other children.

Nelton’s comprehension abilities, language organization abilities, and expression abilities are all very good. He is capable of understanding adults, and is even able to fluidly express his own opinions, and at times, he runs into differing opinions with the nannies. He will “argue strongly on just grounds” and he can even persuade the nannies. He also understands politeness. When he sees someone he will take the initiative to greet them, and when he sees someone off, he will say “good-bye.”

Nathan

Boy, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
tuberculosis, Pneumonia, Right cerebral hypoplasia, Eczema
Listed: Aug 2019
$25.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Nathan’s spine is slightly lateral bending, but this does not affect his walking ability; he can hold the railing to go upstairs and downstairs; sometimes he can jump in place with both feet; can trot to chase us or toys; can also understand our orders to put the toys to appointed place. If there are new toys he will he happy to point them to us, and show us how to get toys disassembly and assembly; after he gets the toys disassembly and assembly he then hand us to look at his works. We will thumbs up and praise him, then he will laugh more happily. When we teach him to do new playing methods, he will play after watching once.

Nathan has a good memory. He is good at observing, and he is curious about new things. He likes to be noisy, and he likes to play with us, likes to play outdoors; not afraid of strangers; not afraid of dogs, seeing dogs he will follow dogs to walk. He also likes to watch artist programs, and ball games. Every time he will watch carefully. Sometimes he can imitate us to dance, and he can dance well.

He is curious about new things, and has a strong imitation ability; but he doesn’t have a good sense of danger. In this aspect he needs to be supervised. He has his own personality; sometimes he is obstinate. Nathan is lovely, optimistic, and clever.

Nathaniel

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Aug 2020
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
This child has part of their grant donated by RODS Racing!
To accept this child’s grant, a family would also need to agree to share their contact information with RODS Racing.
$13,388.50
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!
Nathaniel is healthy, but has had nutritional deficits, most likely related to emotional and safety needs. We are pleased with his healthy head of hair now, that shows he’s so much healthier. Nathaniel clearly needs glasses, and we think this would open up the world for him, but where he lives we’ve not been able to get him tested properly. He doesn’t use words to communicate, but understands words spoken to him. He has high needs for touch, cuddles, and would suit a family where those things are given freely and often, and where he can bond with his people. Nathaniel has grown in confidence and security in recent months, shown by him initiating more independent play. He is kind to his peers and loving to the adults in his life. He is sensitive, cries to express his needs, and what he wants more than anything in the world is time.

Nathaniel lives in a small group home, and is making great progress. Other pictures and additional information are available, for interested families.

A specific adoption agency is currently offering a grant of $1500 towards his adoption.

Natalya

Girl, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2017
$27.90
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Natalya is a gentle baby who rarely cries. Active and curious, she is interested in colorful toys that make noise, and she often reaches her hands out to touch the cartoon characters painted on the wall. She loves being cuddled by her caregivers. Natalya is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and she has no other known health conditions. When she was one year and two months old, she could prop her body up on her forearms, and she was able to roll over. She could grab toys with both hands and hold her bottle to drink. If her caregiver called her name, she would turn, and respond by making noise. She loves listening to music and being outdoors! Natalya needs a family give her lots of attention and care.

The agency who currently holds Natalya’s file is offering a $4000 grant.

Nate

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, mild anemia
Listed: Aug 2017
$18.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nate is a gorgeous and active 14 month-old baby boy who likes being held by his caretaker. Nate likes bright colors and listening to music. He enjoys playing with the music rattle toy attached to his crib. He is attached to his caregiver and is very happy when he sees his caregiver coming, especially if she is holding a bottle of milk or toys. He will reach out his hands to ask for them and his face is full of happiness. He reacts to sounds around him and if he’s upset, he’ll calm down once held. When the weather is nice, Nate spends time outside to get some fresh air, play in the grass, and look at flowers. He is always happy to be outside and to watch other kids play. Nate bathes daily in the summer and three times a week in the winter. He loves being in the water and will kick the water with his feet, while holding onto the sides or onto a caregiver with his arms. Nate’s file was prepared in January. At that time, he could turn over with a bit of help, hold up his head while laying on his stomach, and grab toys or other people’s hands. He was making babbling sounds. We hope that Nate will be able to come home while he’s still so young!

Nate’s current adoption agency is offering a $5,000 grant towards his adoption.

Nashville

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,029.50
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!
Nashville was found abandoned when he was around 6 months old and a birth note was with him indicating his age. He has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Nashville was described by orphanage staff as being lively, active and extroverted. They said he liked to play with other children and enjoyed time with adults as well. He doesn’t like to share treats with others but is generous with his caretaker. He is able to play alone.

Agency staff met Nashville in November 2017 and said he is very ticklish! He responded to voices, turned to locate sounds and could follow a moving object with his eyes. He could search for dropped items, build a tower with blocks and play games like patty cake. He could laugh, imitate words and vocalize sounds like “mama.” Nashville was able to hold a crayon and scribble on paper, throw a ball, run and jump. He lives with a foster family and had 2 foster siblings in his home. Caretakers said he eats well and is very playful. They hope he will find a family to love him.

Natalie

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$34.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Natalie’s health is good. She is active, restless and outgoing. Natalie can walk and likes to play outdoors.

Naomi

Girl, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, anal atresia, post-operative of sigmoidostomy
Listed: Feb 2019
$2,459.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Sweet little Naomi is described by her caregivers as cute and full of energy! At the time her file was prepared, she was crawling everywhere and pulling to stand. Whenever her nannies called her name, she would crawl quickly to them and hold her arms out to be picked up. Naomi loves being held, playing with toys, and playing with her little friends. She is fond of music and will rock her body to the rhythm. She is not shy around strangers and has a ready smile. Naomi entered the care of the orphanage at just two days old. Soon after, she was sent for surgery due to anal atresia. A sigmoid colostomy was done at that time. When Naomi was five months old, it was confirmed that she had a congenital heart defect (minor PFO). Naomi is a precious little girl and we are hoping to get an update on her to see how she is doing now!

Update January 2021:  Naomi is generally healthy.  She is doing great with potty training, with adult reminders.  She has strong a character and likes to be praised; she is well behaved and obedient.  She has good gross and fine motor skills! She has received pre-school education at the orphanage. Naomi has been living in a foster family at the orphanage. She is attached to her foster mother. She cares for others and reaches her hands to touch your face.  She gets along with other kids and adults. She likes to play with other kids.  Naomi isn’t speaking yet, but she follows directions and dresses herself. She is not picky about food and she will eat everything.  Naomi enjoys playing outside!

Nash

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
This child has part of their grant donated by RODS Racing!
To accept this child’s grant, a family would also need to agree to share their contact information with RODS Racing.
$15,000.00
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!
Nash came into care when he was about six months old and joined a foster family when he was about one and a half. He gets along well with his foster family and is close to his foster mom. Nash can walk unsupported and likes imitating others. He can point to body parts when asked, responds if you ask him to hand you a toy, and cooperates when it’s time to get dressed. Nash is described as a lovely and active boy who likes playing outside.

Nancy

Girl, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome, Post Op CHD, Low Thyroxine
Listed: Aug 2016
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$3,131.70
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nancy loves to give hugs! All you have to do is open your arms out and this sweetie jumps right into them and snuggles in for a long hug.

She gives thumbs ups, is speaking a few simple words, and blows kisses. She needs help getting dressed, but puts on her own shoes. She has started potty training. She is good at imitating and her caregivers describe her as sweet and engaging.

Nancy needs a family of her own. Anyone’s life would be brighter with Nancy’s hugs in it! Additional information and photos can be found in this blog post.

Nanne

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2014
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$725.82
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!
Nanne is an energetic child who loves to smile. He likes to amuse himself, and he is especially interested in sounds. He likes to play with a rattle, and when he hears the rattle he will raise his head to look for it. Nanne likes to sleep on his stomach, and if other people move him he will cry. Nanne does not like to watch TV, and he is not very interested in cell phones or picture books. When the nannies take things and tease him, he knows where to look and laughs. The child can recognize familiar people near to him, and is able to remember 3 to 4 people. When he sees familiar people he wants a hug.

Nanne is an especially cute child. Everyone really likes him. We all hope that he will quickly find a loving home where he can enjoy the love of a father and a mother, have a happy childhood, and a beautiful future. We are convinced that he will bring his future family a great deal of happiness and blessings.

Nannette

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Post-op congenital right cleft lip, right microphthalmia; scar hyperplasia post systemic inflammatorome. cicatricial alopecia; post inflammatory depigmentation macule; Malnutrition
Listed: Jan 2016
**** 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 ***
From her 2012 file- Nannette has normal body and intellectual development. At the age of 4 years, she can take care of herself, have a meal, go to toilet, read, and draw lines and scribble. She can walk and run. Nannette’s Language, personality and emotion development is delayed. She is introverted and not talkative. Usually when she communicates with adults, she can understand adults, but she responds less or responds in a low voice, we can’t hear clearly. When Nannette gets along with children, she is talkative and usually happy. In her diet, she has good appetite and good digestion; when it’s time for meal, she is anxious about, even loses her temper. In life, Nannette is an obedient child, and often willing to help the aunt to do something that she can do, such as putting away milk containers, taking diapers, picking up garbage and taking out the trash and so on. Now with her growing slowly, she can learn from imitating continuously, and learns more and more. Now she can draw lines and scribbles and sing children’s songs and so on.

Moses

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect
Listed: Dec 2014
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$757.12
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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“Musical Moses is waiting for a family. He is diagnosed as having 1. Post-op Congenital Heart Disease- VSD, PFO, mild tricuspid regurgitation, PH; 2. Down Syndrome. From his August 2014 file: Moses can now sit alone, walk independently for a few steps, and can clap his hands. He is active and he sometimes will make sounds by clapping his mouth to draw people’s attention.

He likes to sit in his walker and to walk by holding onto the chair. He is afraid of plush toys and dolls. He does not like deep colored things and he will not touch them. He does not like to eat chocolate cake, but he does like chewy snacks like crackers and he also likes to eat apples. Moses likes to ride the rocking horse the best. When he is tired of rocking, he will look at you and if you rock the horse for him, he will laugh happily. He has a strong imitating ability. All he needs now is for his family to see him and bring him home!

*** Additional $5,000 grant available from a specific agency. ***”

Nadia

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and heart condition
Listed: Jun 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$5.00
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!
Nadia is a darling, happy little girl who shows her recognition for people by laughing and waving her hands. She is very happy when her caregiver arrives in the morning. She is 2 years old and has Down syndrome. She was independently and communicates through simple words and gestures. She enjoys playing with blocks, putting them in a bucket then dumping them out. She also loves playing with balloons and splashing in water.

Nadia is described as a quiet child, and I love this picture of her looking at books! Doesn’t she just look too sweet? This little sweetie needs a family! Could she be your daughter?

Minerva

Girl, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
premature infant with very low birth weight, hydrocephalus (post-op shunt)
Listed: Aug 2019
$18.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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When Minerva came she looked petite and weak, and was hospitalized for care and surgery. She has delayed physical development compared with children of her age, but after the operation her physical health is fairly stable and her motor ability improves day by day. She is able to raise her head when lying on stomach, and turn over continuously. She likes to roll over to and fro on the mat best. She is able to sit alone for a moment with both hands against the floor, even occasionally stand for a few seconds with both hands grasping the rail. Her muscular tension is higher, she can not coordinate and control her body well. If her name is called or someone talks beside her ear she is able to turn around her head to locate the source following the sound direction. The muscular tension of her neck has decreased obviously, therefore its turning range is much larger.

If you move a toy with bright colors slowly in front of her eyes she will follow the toy visually. She is able to grasp a toy and shake it to and fro with her hands. She is an introverted and quiet baby, is able to lie alone for some time without noisy crying, but if she is made to practice sitting with her hands against the floor she will be very reluctant and cry aloud. Her crying is very loud and we can hear it from far away. She also likes to be cuddled by someone and her facial expressions and actions will be much richer while she is cuddled. Her speech development is delayed. She is a light sleeper.

Morgan

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome, malnutrition and rickets
Listed: Jun 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$5.00
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!
Morgan came into care when he was about three months old. His physical development is delayed, but he can crawl and will look toward his caregivers when they call him. If asked for a toy, he will hand it to you. He is a quiet little boy who gets along well with others.

There is a $3000 grant available toward the cost of Morgan’s adoption through his current agency.

Mila

Girl, Age: 4
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2020
$259.00
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!
Mila is a beautiful, quiet, and smiley little girl. Mila is also reported to be easy-going and outgoing. She gets along well with others and is not afraid of strangers. She enjoys playing with colorful toys that make sounds. Mila has a good appetite and enjoys her daily fruit juice. She is a sound sleeper. At the time Mila’s file was prepared, she could roll over and sit. She likes making sounds and interacting with the adults. Mila is going to therapy every day and is progressing in all areas. Mila is very happy when someone holds or kisses her. Mila’s file is rather new; we’d love to see Mila in the arms of her very own forever family!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Mila’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Millie

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD (VSD)
Listed: Nov 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$94.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Millie is described as extroverted and active. Millie’s file states she has strong psychical coordination and rhythm sensation; she loves to play outside with her friends and dance. She greets her teachers with a smile and they love to pinch her adorable face. According to her file, her language is delayed, but she is showing improvements and has no issue with daily communication. Her file says she has strong imitation, she will stretch out her arms to express flying of birds, butterflies and bees. She has good self-care skills; she can eat with the spoon and can drink with the cup, wash her hands, takes off shoes, and socks without help.

Micah

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (post-op)
Listed: Oct 2014
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,047.60
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!
Micah has had a heart surgery. He has good life habits. Micah has a normal diet and has a good appetite. He is active and sensible and is close to aunts and mothers who take care of him. Micah can get along well with other children in his class. Micah is nice and lovely. He can do simple pronunciation. He likes listening to music and likes playing with toys. His favorite toy is a ball. Agency staff met and interacted with Micah in September 2014 and he is such a sweetheart!

Mickey

Boy, Age: 4
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD, hypospadias
Listed: May 2020
$1,090.00
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!
Precious Mickey is described as mild-mannered and quiet. He loves when his caretakers hold him and chat with him! Mickey was born with Down syndrome, CHD- VSD and PFO, and hypospadias. In September of 2017, Mickey had heart surgery to repair his VSD and PFO, along with PDA ligation. Mickey is close with his caretaker and he loves playing with toys that are bright colored and make sounds. Mickey’s best buddies are two little boys we’ve been advocating for as Calvin and Torin. We sure hope all three of these precious little boys find their families soon and we have requested an update on Mickey!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Mickey’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

Melvin

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2013
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Melvin has a ready smile, claps his hands when he is happy, and waves good-bye. He is a very active little boy who likes to play with toys, especially if he can throw them! He also likes to sit on the small hobbyhorse and can get on and off on his own. He walks with help. This little cutie will rock himself right into your heart!

Memphis

Boy, Age: 3
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jun 2020
$1,279.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Memphis is a cute little boy, born in May of 2018 with Down syndrome, CHD- patent foramen ovale (PFO), deformity of both auricles, and hearing loss of the left ear. He likes to drink milk and he gets really happy when he sees the caretakers carrying milk bottles. Memphis can roll over and play with toys in his hands when lying on his stomach. Memphis can transfer a toy from his left hand to his right hand and he can crawl to look for his favorite toy. If the toys make sounds, he will get really excited! Memphis likes to take a bath. He is always in a good mood when bathing and loves to play with water. He will slap the water when bathing and, when his caretaker puts some body wash on his body, he always kicks his feet and smiles at her. Memphis loves listening to music too. When his caretaker plays music, he shakes his head and wiggles. It’s so cute! Memphis’ caretakers say that he is a lovely little boy and that they love him so much! We know Memphis’ forever family is out there and hope that they can get to him while he’s still a little guy!

Memphis has a $1,000 agency grant for his adoption with his current adoption agency.

Meghan

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,286.00
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!
When Meghan first entered her institute she had poor physique and digestion but under the nannies care she gradually improved. When she was 4 years old she was receiving some education, motor and language training. She crawled quickly and could stand and walk with support. She was extroverted and smiled a lot. She liked to play with friends, understood simple instructions, knew the names of body parts, could call “mom” and waved her hands to express “good-bye.”

In May 2018 it was reported that she could walk and run on her own. She used a spoon to feed herself, could follow simple instructions and could play with toys alone. Her intelligence was said to be delayed and although she couldn’t yet speak in full sentences she could say simple words like, “thank you” and understood other people.

Update & video available from 2019: Meghan is said to be an active and cute girl who likes posing for pictures! She enjoys going out to play and interacting with other children. She can kick and bounce a ball, walk freely, feed and dress herself, dance, sing, and string beads. She understands her teacher’s instructions and imitates well. Meghan likes to interact with people and expects someone to take her out to play.

Melody

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$139.50
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!
Melody is a little peanut who couldn’t be cuter! Melody knows the nanny who takes care of her and is very close to her. She is described as smiley, shy, and energetic. She recognizes the other children in her room and enjoys playing with them. Melody feeds herself with a bottle and likes to eat crackers too. She is afraid of strangers, but will actively ask for hugs from the nanny who cares for her. Being held is one of her very favorite things! Melody will let her nanny know she is not happy if the nanny holds another child first or is too busy to hold her. Melody reacts when called and can understand simple instructions. She is now saying some single words and will say a sentence every once in a while, but it is hard to understand. She is finally walking and appears very small for her age.

Agency staff have met her multiple times and note that she is sweet, has a precious laugh, doesn’t cry much, is often happy, and is a good sleeper. One of our traveling families even had the blessing of meeting her last year. Melody will surely bring so much joy to her forever family!

Melody’s current adoption agency has a $5000 grant for her adoption!

Mayson

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2018
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Mason has an infectious smile! Mason can walk and can go up and down stairs independently. He likes playing on the slide, riding the wood horse on the playground, and chasing and playing with other children. Mason can use a spoon to eat and a cup to drink water. He can put on and take off his own clothes and shoes. Mason is toilet trained and washes his hands after going. He can brush his teeth and wash his face every morning. Mason understands the teacher’s instructions and follows through. He likes to play with toys and read books with other children in the activity room. Mason is described by his caretakers as positive, active, mild-mannered, smiley and kind to others. He can speak, but not clearly. His clearest word is “ayi.” Mason likes to help his caretakers by sweeping the floor, cleaning the table, etc. Mason was born with down syndrome and esotropia.

Mason has good self care skills. He “is sad if you tell him no.” He doesn’t talk much, but does make simple noises and can say some simple words. He attends the special education school. He is a happy child. Mason helps his teacher clean up the classroom. His teacher enjoys him and reports he is a high functioning child.

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Mason’s adoption with his current agency.

Meadow

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$5.00
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!
Meadow is a beautiful girl who was found as a newborn and was moved into a foster family in May of 2016. She adapted to her foster family quickly and has a good routine schedule, including a daily nap. Meadow has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. She loves the snacks her foster mother gives her between meals. Meadow takes a bath twice a day in the summer and once in the winter, generally before going to bed. She is currently in diapers. Meadow was born with down syndrome and heart defects (ASD, VSD, and PDA). In November of 2015, she underwent surgery to repair her VSD and ASD and had a PDA ligation with tricuspid valvuloplasty. Her file mentioned her receiving a temporary pacemaker. In September of 2016, she had a brain MRI- there were no abnormal findings, but they did note that she had bilateral mastoiditis. Also at that time, she had genetic testing done and it was found that Meadow had alpha thalassemia (meaning she is just a carrier). A couple days later she had a mass on her neck looked at and nothing abnormal was found.

Meadow is not speaking yet, but she can turn her head when her name is called. She likes playing with adults and will often babble happily when playing alone. Meadow can sit and turn over on her own. She uses gestures to communicate- such as purposely putting her foot on her foster mother while lying on the bed or tugging at her clothes or wrist when she sees people eating. Meadow enjoys playing with dolls and giggling. A family will be blessed to have this little angel as a part of their family!