It is our true belief that there is a “forever family” for each of our waiting orphans with special needs.

The purpose of Reece’s Rainbow is to raise funds as adoption grants, to help potential adoptive families with the high cost of giving these children the life they so richly deserve.Your donations and advocacy turn the child on the left into the child on the right! This page includes the profiles of those children with larger grant funds available.

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Elaine, Jerry and George

Sibling Group
Ages: 4, 6, 8
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
Elaine is the youngest; HIV, Other disorder of speech; Abnormal results of cardiac function
Listed: Jan 2020
Although there are no official holds in this country, this child has a hopeful family who has a completed homestudy.
$6,800.80
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!
The boys are both listed as healthy.  All three should be adopted together.

Donnan

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome; heart condition – operated
$6,459.08
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!

Scarlet

Girl, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Epilepsy, FAS. She is severely handicapped
Listed: Apr 2016
$7,478.60
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!
Scarlet was originally listed with her brother, Rhett. Rhett has been adopted.

New pics January 2017!!

Quinnie

Girl, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Limb differences
Other congenital malformations of brain; Cleft hard palate with cleft soft palate; Polysyndactyly; Other strabismus; Short stature, not elsewhere classified; Profound mental delays (Probably has Aperts, though not on her file)
Listed: Sep 2019
$6,649.40
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 a family who visited with her in Dec 2021:  Quinnie is smart and clearly understands whatever direction the nannies give her – to pick something up, to sit down, to play with something, etc. It seemed like she could say a few words but is mostly nonverbal. She has her own signs in order to communicate to the nannies that she has to go to the bathroom or that she wants something. She enjoyed participating in games and was able to give hugs when I held out my arms.

Her demeanor completely changed when we were left alone with her. She threw toys, phones, etc across the room and screamed a lot. She kept throwing my phone and got upset when I took it away. I believe these behaviors were because she was scared since she was left alone with strangers who spoke a different language. I think that she would do very well with a family who can devote the time to helping her adjust and to communicate. She did so well when there were people in the room who spoke her language. We only could not proceed because of our young children and the fragile health of the boy we are adopting.

Preslley

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
epilepsy; valgus deformity; other disorders of psychological development; Undescended and ectopic testicle; Disorder of prostate
Listed: Jan 2020
$7,078.00
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!
He cannot talk. He permanently uses anti-convulsants. He can feed himself without assistance.

Malcolm

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephalus (shunted), spastic tetraplegia, epilepsy unspecified, optic nerve atrophy
Listed: Sep 2015
**** 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 ***

Luna

Sibling Group
Ages: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome; Myopia; Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of large intestine, part unspecified
Listed: Jul 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$6,962.19
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!
Luna has two older brothers; a family could pursue the adoption of all 3 children! A separation process will need to be done if a family only wanted to adopt Luna.

Brienne

Girl, Age: 12
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy; Microcephaly; Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures; Other cardiomyopathies; anemia
Listed: Nov 2020
$6,888.09
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!

Quinntavius

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Limb differences
Listed: May 2015
**** 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 ***
Quinntavius is missing his right hand. It looks as if he may have ptosis (droopy eye lid) of his left eye, but that is not a formal diagnosis. Quinntavius likes to look at picture books and be read to. He really enjoys going outside and playing and basking in the sunshine. Quinntavius has good fine motor skills and is very observant. He knows his name and likes hearing his named called. Quinntavius has good expression and is very curious. He is a quiet boy and doesn’t cry often. He can combine actions with words, such as shaking his head no and saying no. He really likes to play with toys, especially blocks, and he enjoys rolling balls. Quinntavius sounds like a wonderful little boy who doesn’t let anything stop him. Now he just needs a forever family of his own! Video available from spring 2017.

Penny

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Jul 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, 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!
Meet Penny! She is a lovable and charming little girl who is 3 years old. Penny came into care when she was about 6 months old. After a few months at the orphanage, she was placed with a foster family, where she has blossomed!

Penny was born with Down syndrome. She has an ASD, which as of her report in 2017, had required no treatment. Penny has the typical delays seen with Down syndrome, but has accomplished a lot since joining her foster family. She is especially close to her older foster brother, and waits impatiently for him to come home from school. Sadly, even an excellent foster family is not a permanent solution for an orphan. Penelope needs a family who will become hers forever. This sweet little one is waiting!

Parker John

Boy, Age: 8
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 2022, 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.

Kenny

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Oct 2015
$5,098.50
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!
Kenny recently turned two years old. When he was about 4 months old, he was left at a safe haven drop spot at the local orphanage. Kenny has a heart defect (patent foramen ovale) but it is reported to be closing on its own and it’s thought that it will not require surgery. He may have bronchopulmonary dysplasia (abnormal development of lung tissue) which affects premature babies, who are born with underdeveloped lungs. [According to the internet, many babies diagnosed with BPD will recover close to normal lung function, but this takes time. Scarred, stiffened lung tissue will always not work as well as it should. But as infants with BPD grow, new healthy lung tissue can form and grow, and might eventually take over much of the work of breathing for damaged lung tissue.] Kenny received treatment for BPD in March, 2014 and now his condition is improved, with decreased incidents of shortness of breath.

Recently, the orphanage’s physical therapy team has been working on the right side of his body, which seems a little weaker than the left. He is not able to hold things in his right hand. Kenny’s mental development is age appropriate. His physical development is good – he can crawl, sit, and walk holding on. Kenny is very attached to his nannies and loves to play with the 10 children in his room. Can Kenny be the son you’ve been searching for?

Josh Finley

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2016
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$5,578.76
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!
Josh is adorable! Josh loves to listen to music and can turn over on his own. He is also great at crawling like a champ and can say a few words! He has 2 great big dimples when he smiles, and he smiles often! Josh is active, and loves to play games with his caretakers, adjusted well to them and is developing well! In an update from the beginning of December, Josh had great eye contact and was very curious. He is starting to talk, recognizes his name, and loves chocolate and dumplings (what a combo!)

Everleigh

Girl, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jun 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$5,689.00
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 available from late 2018: Everleigh is Extroverted and outgoing. She loves to be held. She can walk, run, jump, and walk upstairs and downstairs. Her fine motor skills and basic communication skills are good, too, for a child her age with Down syndrome. She is attached to her caretakers and she plays well with other kids. She knows to care for others and share food with others.

Meet Everleigh! This pretty little one came into care as a baby. Her motor skills and speech are a bit delayed, as expected. Everleigh loves to play with the other kids, and enjoys being outdoors. She is close to her nanny, and is very social. Everleigh’s file is from 2016, but we have request an update. She has been healthy, with the exception of typical childhood colds and viruses. Everleigh needs a family to love her, and provide any therapies she may need as she grows. She has so much potential! Everleigh is waiting for a family!

Conner

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and anal atresia
Listed: Jul 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, 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!
Conner is an adorable little boy, born in May of 2014 with down syndrome and anal atresia. He has had three surgeries, including a colostomy and anoplasty. Conner receives early childhood education and rehabilitation to work on his cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, and language abilities. After just two months of this, he started learning how to make friends, share, and get around better. Conner likes giving his foster siblings kisses and helping hold their bottles for them. He will even help wipe their mouths like a good big brother. Over time, he has learned how to feed himself with a spoon. He can take off his own shoes and likes to organize all the other shoes. He tries to put on his own socks and shoes, but needs a little assistance getting the shoes on the right feet. He can understand simple language, basic directions, and he reads facial expressions very well. When he sees his foster mother smiling at him, he will smile back, be good, and snuggle up in her arms quietly. If someone is looking at him with a not so nice face, he will make a serious face and play by himself. He gets upset when he is criticized for making a bad choice.

Conner can go up and down stairs on his own now. He has been watching his foster mother carefully over time and has learned how to help his foster mother care for his younger foster sister. He can put his little sister’s diaper, sweater, shoes, socks and coat near his foster mother’s side in sequence and throw her used diaper into the trash can. He can call “dad, dad, mom, mom.” Conner likes watching cartoons and listening to and dancing to children’s songs. He can choose his favorite picture book and ‘read.’ Conner also enjoys painting, playing with play dough, and stringing the toy blocks. He likes playing outdoors with other children too. There, he will help pick fruit, look for flowers, and dig in the dirt. He is said to be happy every day! We know Conner’s going to make a great son! Could your family be the one Conner will call his forever family?

Xena

Girl, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Xena has Down Syndrome and other medical concerns.
Listed: Mar 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, 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.
$6,240.00
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!
Xena is known as a girl with a sweet personality, rarely crying. She likes to play in her bed with toys that make noise, listen to music and being near caregivers while holding their hands. Xena can bang two blocks together, understand when others speak to her and will follow simple directions. A report from 3/2018 indicates she can sit without support, stay in a crawl position, creep on her tummy, reach for toys and visually follow her caregivers when they move around the room.

January 2021 Written Update:   Xena is described as introverted. She likes to play on her own and is not very responsive to other kids and adults.  She’s not attached to anyone. She plays alone and has no communication with others. She doesn’t follow instructions, and is not potty trained yet.  Xena can sit up on her own, and can walk a little while while holding on to supports.  She creeps to stuff that she wants — she enjoys colorful balls and toy cars.  She likes bright colors.  She does not currently receive any schooling.

Kohen

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
$6,009.80
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!
Kohen has had surgery for his spina bifida.  His mental development is normal.

Jubilee

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy and temporal lobe epilepsy
Listed: Apr 2015
$5,085.20
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 Jubilee is doing well. She has cerebral palsy and is on medication to control her seizures.

Update Feb 2018: With lots of patient attention, we are finally seeing Jubilee make an effort to be part of the world around her. She is doing so much better lifting up her head during tummy time. She has also started making some small but intentional hand movements when we are holding her with a toy in her lap.

Updated August 2019: Jubilee is a sweet 6 year old girl. She goes through phases where she is very happy and smiles a lot, and then goes through phases where she doesn’t smile very often. She is quite opinionated and will always let us know when she is uncomfortable, hungry, etc. She is adored by everyone that knows her. Her nannies love to dress her up, do her hair, and take her for walks. At school she is working on making choices, using her hands to reach out, and focusing her eyes on one thing at a time. In therapy she is also working on purposeful movement, range of motion, standing, and several other things.

Jais

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, potential autism diagnosis
Listed: Apr 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$6,486.77
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!
Jais is generally healthy — it is reported he needs glasses. Jais is calm and loving towards those around him. He expresses his desires easily.  A specific agency has a $3,000 grant available for his adoption.

Update Feb 2020: This file is old, so the information is from one year ago. He is verbal. He attends speech therapy. He has some difficulty pronouncing some words. His speech is delayed according to his age. A year ago he was using diapers, but he was telling when he had to get it changed because he felt discomfort. He is very affectionate, very loving, and respectful with adults. He follows norms and rules. He was sometimes pulling the hair of peers at school. The neurologist states he is a child that has progressed a lot since he has been receiving therapies and recommended that he not stop them.

Agency staff met Jais in July 2022: Jais is a cute little guy who is described as calm and loving towards those around him. He expresses his desires easily. Jais is currently attending school and is in the second grade. It has been a process for him to adjust to being with other children. Jais likes music and he dances to the rhythm. He likes to be cuddled and touched, especially by his foster parents. In addition to having Down syndrome, Jais likely also has Autism. Due to his potential autism diagnosis, Jais has a hard time with transitions, changes, and strangers. He loves cars, especially being inside one! His foster parents take him for vacations, and he enjoys going to the beach. He loves being in the car so much, that he doesn’t even mind if he’s in there for hours…so road trips are a go! Jais can say the words, “mom,” “dad,” “water,” “ayyaya” and “hey.” Jais sleeps through the night, but has a special position that he feels most comfortable in. He likes to first fall asleep with his foster mother in her bed and then be taken to his bed. Jais wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and cuddles with his foster parents for a little bit. Jais is a good eater, but oatmeal doesn’t make his stomach feel well. Jais has been living with his current foster family since he was two months old. Jais started walking at four years old and his foster mother is now trying to teach him how to ride a bike. He is now able to chew and swallow.

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