Philip

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: E-11
Region: Europe
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2024
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2024, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
Philip is a charming and inquisitive young boy with a tender heart and a keen interest in the world around him. Although language poses a challenge for him, with difficulties in speech and vocabulary, he is able to understand simple directions and express himself with basic sentences. His abilities in non-verbal communication are a strength, helping to support and enhance his spoken words. While written language and abstract concepts such as time and money are challenging for him, his non-verbal skills greatly aid his interactions.

Despite facing motor skill limitations typical of his condition, which affect balance and coordination, Philip is remarkably independent in day-to-day activities. He can manage personal care routines such as eating and hygiene with minimal supervision and dresses without assistance, though may require guidance in selecting suitable clothing based on weather conditions. Philip sleeps well and follows a regular routine but benefits from support in other daily tasks.

Among Philip’s favorite activities, he relishes the simple pleasures of walking, drawing, and engaging with the world of letters and words in his own unique way—he enjoys “writing.” Although the marks he makes may not form recognizable words, he delights in having adults “read” his creations. He has a passion for football and admires players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

His social interactions are an area where Philip truly shines. He is strong in building relationships with those around him—proactive and animated with peers, demonstrating a particular fondness for younger children. When it comes to adults, Philip is affectionate and seeks connection and warmth, establishing bonds with preferred caregivers and understanding the importance of rules and boundaries.

Philip is ready to embrace a loving family who will understand and respond to his emotional needs. His new family should be prepared to provide the unique care required in cases of Trisomy 21, which includes attention to his medical needs like heart conditions and vision care, as well as understanding his background and history. This family will receive in Philip a child who offers boundless warmth and the potential for rewarding growth and connection.

Lauren

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: E-11
Region: Europe
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Global Developmental Delay with Mild Intellectual Disability, as well as Mild Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Listed: Feb 2024
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Lauren shines with a warmth that is immediately felt by everyone she meets. Her sweet and easy-going nature makes her quick to bond with both children and adults alike. An inquisitive soul, Lauren’s curious mind draws her to be a helping hand around the home, eagerly participating in day-to-day activities and showcasing a commendable level of independence in her daily routines.

Gifted with considerable communication abilities, Lauren also brings a touch of uniqueness through her passion for dance, expressing herself with joy and confidence in every hip-hop move. This lively interest in the arts highlights her outgoing and engaging personality, which endears her to both peers and adults.

While Lauren delights in being the center of attention and thrives in communal settings, like many children, she’s learning to channel her exuberant impulsivity into positive interactions. Her journey has been one of beautiful transformation. Through consistent support and exposure to stable role models, Lauren has made impressive strides in mastering self-regulation, although the support offered by her environment has its limitations.

The diligent teamwork of dedicated caregivers underlines the progress Lauren has made and underscores the need for continuity in nurturing her personal growth. Particularly crucial is the ongoing dialogue helping Lauren reconcile her emotions regarding her biological family background and shape her aspirations for the future.

Lauren dreams of being part of a forever family—a family eager to provide her with the love, stability, and support she deserves. A family that can offer her a unique place in their hearts and home, affirming her worth and fostering her continued growth, emotionally, socially, and academically.

Ames

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: E-11
Region: Europe
Developmental challenges such as intellectual limitations, learning difficulties, linguistic delays, and special behaviors; maternal mental health issues
Listed: Feb 2024
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Ames is a joyful youngster who displays notable independence for his age, showing advancement in managing personal responsibilities in spite of his cognitive development in areas such as language mastery, social dynamics, and self-regulation. Ames is progressing, revealing a promising trajectory.

His interests are as varied as they are engaging, ranging from the energetic spinning of beyblades to the strategic play of table football, and the creative assembly of Legos. A fondness for stories also defines him—he delights in listening, reading, and sharing tales with others.

Understanding and following rules come naturally to Ames when they are communicated clearly and applied consistently. He flourishes under positive reinforcement and thrives on routine, which helps him navigate his day with confidence. When faced with choices, he benefits from being offered two options to help enhance his decision-making skills.

Adaptable and responsive, Ames shows a commendable capacity for assessing situations; however, he does rely on adult guidance to navigate safely through his environment. Previously having not experienced a traditional family setting, he formed emotional attachments with his caregivers. Ames longs for what many take for granted—a loving family to call his own.

At his current developmental stage, it’s essential to tailor Ames’s transition towards adoption, ensuring the introduction to a potential family is mindful and gradual. Psychotherapeutic support has been assisting Ames in processing his hopes and feelings about family life, laying groundwork for his future relationships.

Mimi and Micky

Sibling Group
Ages: 9, 14
Country Code: E-11
Region: Europe
Primary Diagnosis: Older Child
Listed: Feb 2024
**** I am eligible for a $500 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 ***
Have you considered adopting siblings?!

Meet Mimi & Micky! They are a delightful duo. Mimi, July 2009, our shining star who reminds us that a little shyness only adds to the charm! She is reported to be clinically healthy.

Her shy sparkle quickly turns to a dazzling ray in the comfort of good company. She’s the heart of our group, spreading joy and giggles with a sense of humor that’s as infectious as her enthusiasm. She has a heart of gold. Her warmth extends to the young ones she cherishes. She’s a caring older sister, always ready to wrap them in a hug or share a playful story.

Ever the social butterfly, she forms deep connections that last, crafting a tapestry of friendships wherever life takes her. It’s no surprise that in every circle, she’s that missing puzzle piece you didn’t know you needed until she arrived.

Meet her younger brother Micky, March, 2014 – a beacon of joy, with a smile just waiting to light up your life! This handsome young man might seem a tad shy at first, but give him a moment, and his true colors shine through, painting laughter and happiness wherever he goes.

Micky thrives in the company of peers, his imagination a treasure trove of fun and games. His spirit of camaraderie embodies a priceless joy that only a loving family can multiply. With football under his belt and his zest for cycling and digital adventures, Micky’s the perfect companion for active days and cozy family nights.

Rosa

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: E-11
Region: Europe
Primary Diagnosis: Older Child
Listed: Jan 2024
**** I am eligible for a $500 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 ***
Rosa is a delightful and sociable child. She demonstrates exceptional socialization skills, effortlessly forming connections with peers and adults. She is a kind, respectful, and dedicated student with promising prospects. Rosa excels academically, showcasing a strong commitment and enthusiasm for learning. In terms of her relationships within her school and classmates, there are no concerns to mention. She effectively communicates her emotions and expresses her needs when interacting with others. Rosa displays remarkable socialization skills, effortlessly forging bonds with peers and adults. On a social level, Rosa is at ease in interpersonal relationships, consistently exhibiting a high level of pro-social behavior. The act of being internationally adopted will create some trauma she’ll need support with.