Toby

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: SE.Asia.Pac
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2023
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2023, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$0.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Precious Toby was born with Down Syndrome but is currently physically healthy. He attends occupational therapy and speech and language therapy to improve his gross motor and communication skills. Toby’s level of adaptive functioning suggests deficits in expressive communication, daily living skills, socialization, and coping skills. At his care center, Toby can perform simple tasks such as setting the table, filling glasses with water, and eating independently with little spillage. He participates during outreach activities and loves being cuddled. Toby can communicate via gestures and facial expressions. We can’t wait to see who Toby’s forever family will be!

Alisa

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: SE.Asia.Pac
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2023
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Precious Alisa was born with Down syndrome. Alisa is enrolled in a special education class. She knows how to write her first name, but not her surname. She is currently learning how to color and to trace letters and numbers. Her language skills are improving daily, and she is adept in letting you know what she wants and what she needs. She can also say some of the other children’s names and some names of the houseparents as well. She loves to engage in conversations using gestures but mumbles most words. Some of the staff used primary sign language to communicate with her while talking to help her learn. Alisa shows affection by hugging, rubbing faces, playing with her, and leaning towards the person. She is a sociable child and wants to show her love through service and physical touch. She cheerfully greets or talks to the staff to tell them that she has arrived from school. Alisa loves it when she can help set the table during meal times. During free days at the agency, she spends her time writing, doodling, or playing at the play park. She also tags along with her houseparents to do some chores. Among the activities she is being taught to do include putting on her clothes by herself, scrubbing herself during bath time, and washing her underwear after she showers. Alisa goes to the comfort room alone, but still needs assistance cleaning herself. She feeds herself during meal times, and she fixes her bed and shoes once she is given instructions. In the home, she participates in the devotions and appears to enjoy worshipping as she closes her eyes. She raises and waives her hands while she follows the tune and hums to the songs. Alisa has been in the home for more than two years. She has occupational therapy sessions and home-based activities are being carried out to help her to be fully functional. Her agency recommends her to be matched to a family for her best welfare and interest. They believe that Alisa will be a wonderful daughter to her future forever family!

There is a $1,500 agency fee reduction for Alisa’s adoption with a specific adoption agency. Additional agency fee reductions may be available from this agency, as well, based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

Mahleah

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: SE.Asia.2
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Older Child, Other Special Needs
Low IQ, significant history of trauma (sexual and physical abuse, neglect), diagnosed PTSD and on meds for depression. Stated she wants to be adopted by a single Mom, and TRC said they would be open to that, but she would need a very special and strong mom, as she has a significant trauma history.
$30.00
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!
Maleah is described as kind and sweet. Maleah has been in and out school due to inconsistent placements. She is excited to learn and share what she understands such as addition. She’s entered the teenage years and is excited to share her opinions.

Single mothers are encouraged to apply for her! Agency staff met beautiful Maleah in February of 2023. Our staff who met her believe she would do best in a home with older children or no children. The agency encourages interested families to contact them, for additional information.

Nolan

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: SE.Asia.Pac
Region: South Asia
mild hearing loss in left ear; moderate hearing loss in right ear; Global developmental delays- fed with PEG tube; Multiple congenital anomalies- Kleefstra syndrome is to be considered
Listed: Jun 2023
$35.00
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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!

SEPTEMBER 2023 UPDATE:

Nolan can walk by himself. He enjoys walking around the center, engaging everyone, or just checking out what is happening around him. He enjoys morning and afternoon walks with his caregivers. He loves to look at himself in front of the mirror. He dances when he wants what he is watching while on the sofa. His caregivers assist and let him practice going up and down the stairs. There are times he prefers to be carried and hugged. He enjoys closeness and physical touch. He is sociable and plays on the trampoline with other children.  Nolan pays attention to social stimulation and imitates some actions. He is currently attending occupational and speech therapies, which has greatly helped him improve his skills. He can now hold toys and put blocks on top of one another.  Nolan likes everyone in the center and loves it when visitors come around. He does not display stranger anxiety. He still does not use words, but shows his excitement by laughing and shouting “ha ha ha” in a loud exaggerated voice similar to how Santa would say “Ho ho ho.”   Nolan eats solid foods such as rice, meat, and vegetables that are cut into small pieces. He likes biscuits, yakult, plain bread, and yogurt as snacks. Nolan is becoming better at expressing what he wants. He points out stuff and says, “ah ah ah” when he wants to hold something. He is cooperative with his houseparents and caregivers during his morning and evening care routine when taking a bath and getting dressed. Nolan is loved by everyone at the child caring agency, but they are praying that he will be placed in a permanent family. He has a lot of unique needs that will require special attention, financial resources, good medical specialists, and commitment of parents. He might have delays in development, but having the presence of a loving family will be of great benefit to him in reaching his full potential. He shows signs of being able to learn and improve with dedicated staff taking one-on-one time with him each day. Nolan’s agency believes that he will bring so much joy to a family and he will teach them how to love deeply.

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Nolan was found to have multiple congenital anomalies. Kleefstra Syndrome is to be considered. He was diagnosed as having global developmental delays and has mild hearing loss of the left ear and moderate hearing loss of the right ear. Nolan is being fed through a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tube. However, his caregiver sometimes tries to feed him orally with infant cereal or yogurt, which he enjoys. Nolan is undergoing physical therapy and can pull himself up by holding the rails of his crib. He can sit by himself in his crib for a maximum of 30 minutes. He can stand with support and can move his legs freely. Nolan can walk approximately 100 steps with assistance. He can stretch his arms and hands to reach toys or any object near his crib. He loves playing with toys, such as rattles, that produce sound. Nolan responds when his name is called, and he can convey his needs through different tones when he cries or babbles. Nolan smiles, laughs, and babbles when talked to. He loves to be cuddled and played with! Despite his medical needs, Nolan is not demanding and is easy to care for.

A traveling family that met Nolan said, “We’ve met this child and he is the BEST cuddler! He hardly ever cries and loves to walk while holding your hands. He laughs hard when you talk loudly into his ear, and he loves cartoons that sing! We were with him for a whole summer and would be happy to share more info and pictures!”

We hope just the right family comes forward for Nolan!

Miriam

Girl, Age: 4
Country Code: SE.Asia.Pac
Region: South Asia
Moderate to severe global developmental delay; Noonan Syndrome
Listed: Mar 2023
$31.50
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Miriam came into care at six months of age. She was very small and had poor sucking reflex. At the age of 16 months, her skills were at about the 11-month mark. She is listed as having global developmental delay in the moderate to severe range. In April of 2022, Miriam walked without any assistance from anyone for the first time. Everyone was thrilled! Despite her delays, Miriam shows remarkable improvements daily. She is becoming active and physically strong. She is emotionally attached to the staff and relates well to all the house parents and caregivers. Miriam plays and interacts with some of the children. She is sweet and lovely. Her smile makes her even more adorable. The whole team is very fond of her. Miriam needs a family that would wholeheartedly accept her condition and one who is willing to walk her through the struggles and challenges of Noonan Syndrome. The family must be willing to seek the professional help she will need as she grows. Contact the agency to learn more about Miriam!

Simon

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: SE.Asia.Pac
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, seizures, mild hearing loss
Listed: Sep 2019
$2,660.30
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September 2023 UPDATE: Simon has updated pictures (at the agency). He has grown up a lot and is using a wheelchair. His write-up states: Simon was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegic, and global developmental delay. Despite his condition, he is an active child and has progressed in his mobility through the help of his therapy sessions to her improve his mobility and muscle strength. Simon is enrolled in physical, occupational, and speech therapy sessions. He picks up toy shapes and transfers them from one container to the other in a slow way due to his spasticity. He responds through facial expressions and communicates by pointing to what he wants on his communication board. He understands and follows simple instructions such as take your face towel and wipe your mouth, “up here”, or “high five.” Simon has a good appetite every mealtime but sometimes needs more time as he stocks the food in his mouth before chewing and swallowing if he does not like the food. Due to Simon’s special needs, his child caring agency believes that the prospective adoptive parents will need to show him full support and close supervision since he requires extra care, understanding, and love. He will need to continue therapies and will require special education. He likes to be around many children and would be open to larger families. Simon is unlikely to live independently; However, with the love and care of a family, he would thrive and could live a full life with his family’s support. His agency believes he will make a wonderful addition to a family and will be a much-loved son!
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Simon is a very sweet little boy who currently lives with several older girls and is the last remaining “baby” in his home. He cannot speak, but does communicate through facial expressions and some noises.

A traveling family met Simon and said, “Within the three days we spent at the orphanage, we were able to bond with him to the point he would smile and get excited when he saw us. The older girls told us he can understand what they say to him. He enjoys being held and carried around, but spends most of his day sitting in a baby walker or high chair. He seems very easy going, as we didn’t see him complain about being put in his crib for nap time, etc. The caregivers are working on his motor skills. He can eat with assistance and enjoyed the ice cream we brought! It’s so easy to fall in love with this little boy! We are praying his family sees him soon!”

Simon has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and has had seizures. He takes 30 mg of Phenobarbital once a day. Simon has mild hearing loss of the left ear. Therapy has helped lessen the spasm and Simon can open and close his hands. Simon loves being around people and making faces! When praying before meals, he bows down his head and says “ahh” when everyone says “Amen.” We’re hoping a wonderful loving family comes forward for this special little boy! There is a $500 agency grant for Simon’s adoption with his adoption agency.