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Gus #

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2016
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Gus is an amazing little boy who just needs a chance! He walks, plays appropriately with some toys, loves to bathe. He loves to be tickled and has the best giggle. He seems to be able to form appropriate bonds, as he was particularly attached to a couple of workers at his orphanage, and sought them out when he felt anxious. He loves to be held and cuddled and he loves to be sung to. Gus would do best in a family with older children. He did display some aggression towards smaller children when they invaded his space. He is a precious, loving boy and will absolutely flourish in a family.

Brodie

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2021
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

His written update is from Feb 2021!  Compared with other kids with Down syndrome, his intelligence is better. He is potty trained, follows instructions, and eats on his own, etc.  Brodie is a good listener, well behaved, and enjoys playing outside. Brodie is a warm-hearted little boy. When he sees his little friends sad, he will go to comfort him and touch his head.

Brodie is an outgoing and happy boy. Brody spent a significant amount of time living at and being cared for by a children’s home. When he first arrived there, he was not talking and was angry. He grew and changed so much while in their care. When guests would come, he learned how to take the initiative to greet and play with them. He loves watching cartoons and dancing. In fact, he dances quite well, and everyone loves to watch him dance! While at this home, Brody also loved to go to school and play with the other children. He was said to be carefree and happy every day.

The folks at Shepherd’s Field said this when Brodie was in their care: The best words to describe Brodie are pure sunshine! He is quite eager to be a part of whatever happens to be going on around him. He’s very animated and has a great sense of humor. He doesn’t have a shy bone in his body and his ready smile will light up any occasion. Brodie can find joy in the most ordinary of circumstances—like simply getting his hair cut. Our little man certainly wears his extra chromosome very well! Although his verbal skills are significantly delayed, he has made great strides in using alternate means of communication, such as American Sign Language and picture systems. In fact, he performed the ASL version of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” during one of our Children’s Day performances. Hugs and kisses flow freely when Brody’s around and he truly is one of our little superstars! Sadly, at some point, Brody was recalled to his home orphanage.

Brodie is a boy overflowing with affection and he needs a loving family to shine his sunbeams on. What could be better than a lifetime of unconditional love?

There is a $1,500 agency fee reduction for Brodie’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

Stanley

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defects: VSD, ASD and Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
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 ***
Little Mr. Stanley is stated to have good development for a child with Down Syndrome. His given name means beautiful and glorious which is a perfect match for this incredibly handsome boy whom I am sure will grow up to do glorious things.

Shelby

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2017
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Shelby is a petite little girl who doesn’t let her small stature get in the way of helping others. It is reported that Shelby loves to help her peers by standing up for them when they are teased by bigger kids, or when they fall and get hurt. Shelby is an animated little girl who her orphanage workers describe as “lovely”. Shelby is a bundle of fun who loves imitating the behaviors of her peers such as reading books.

Shawn

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (post-op)
Listed: Dec 2015
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
$260.00
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!
Shawn is spunky. He runs faster than you can follow and he’s always grabbing at whatever catches his interest. He’s got a jolly laugh. He’s not content with just looking. He has to feel with his own two hands.

Shawn was abandoned at the age of seven months old. He has lived in an orphanage ever since. Shawn is active and bright, and loves playing with teachers and other children. When the teacher asks “Is Shawn here?” he will raise his hand and come running over for a hug. Shawn is a people-pleaser, and is happiest when he is being praised. He loves helping to clean up, and always follows the rules.

Shaw

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 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 ***
Shaw was abandoned at the age of 6 months. When he was found he could crawl and he initially made progress, but by the time he was 16 months old and was sent to a foster home, he was very thin and weak. After a few months in foster care he began to thrive again. Shaw loves to eat and shows patience in all areas except when he has to wait for his food! He gets along well with others and loves bright colorful toys that make sound.

Shaw is very talkative and loves to be cuddled! He is waiting for a family that will snuggle with him and help him continue to grow.

Shannon

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (ASD and VSD), Hep B carrier
Listed: May 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 ***
Ten year old Shannon is a giggly and friendly girl. Her report from 2011 states she could say several words and stand without assistance. Shannon’s videos from 2016 shows her standing, throwing a ball against the wall, and catching it to repeat the process. Her file shows that she is well-loved by everyone she meets and likes to interact with other children.

UPDATE: Rule number one…never leave scissors out where Shannon can get them. She currently has little to no bangs due to an attempt to style her own hair. However, even a bad haircut can’t take away from Shannon’s sweet spirit and lovable personality! She is currently 5 years old, and waiting very patiently for her mama and papa. Shannon has Down syndrome, an ASD and VSD (which have not been repaired) , and is a HepB carrier. Shannon came to the orphanage at about 7 months of age, already able to sit and crawl. She has good motor skills, but needs help with her speech. Her receptive speech is good, and she follows directions. Shannon can use 3 word sentences. Shannon is a sweet and huggable girl who is very curious. She loves to play with her friends, and thrives in a noisy environment. Shannon is ready to be part of a loving family, who will help her reach her full potential! Video is available.

Seton

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
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 ***
Seton lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. He is bright and has a ready smile. Seton likes to communicate with others and is sharing and happy while playing with other children. He understands and follows directions well. Seton likes children’s songs, playing outside, drawing, imitating, and playing with blocks and balls.

Seamus

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 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 ***
At the age of 31 months till now: he has made great progress: he can hold toys for a long time; can make voice; can clap his hands, can walk with one hand held, can walk with holding, can turn over, can sit up, can express his emotion with crying and smiling.

Though he is delayed compared to other normal children due to his diagnosis, we are confident in him. We have made standing and language training plan. We believe he will feed himself and walk and speak after the efforts.

Sean

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2017
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Update from 2016: He is easy going, cannot walk without assistance, understands simple instructions, affectionate, and doesn’t interact with children much because he isn’t moving around.

From a missionary who visited with him in August 2010: “Sean was found abandoned by the riverside at the age of 4 months. Sean is doing super and is well loved by his nannies!”

Update from 2012: After his rehabilitation we feel his physical development is very good, he can clearly call father and mother, can sit alone, stand alone, can walk with holding something. He can not walk alone steadily, can feed himself snacks without help, good appetite, likes playing with other children sitting on the floor, occasionally he will challenge his favorite toys with other children. He is very favorable, and we hope him can find a family sooner to have parents to love him to live happier life.

More photos available, along with full social history and medical records Single moms permitted, only one parent has to travel.

Scottie

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2017
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Scottie is a sweet 7 year old boy who is described as a brave and joyful little boy. He is a real cutie!

Scott has Down syndrome. He loves to draw and paint and is polite and well behaved. He lives with a foster family and enjoys helping with housework. He enjoys playing games, kicking balls, and playing with blocks.

He sounds like such a great little fellow. He needs a family who can help him reach his greatest potential. Can you imagine the snuggles and giggles this great little guy would add to a family?

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

Savannah

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, post-op Congenital heart defect, treated for Syphillis
Listed: Oct 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 ***
Savannah likes to look at the colorful pictures and colorful toys. She has good living habit, normal diet, good appetite, regular defecation and urination, and normal sleep. Savannah is lovely, and close to her caregiver. Savannah can sit for a while, and can understand what nurturer says. She likes music, eating and plush toys. Agency staff met and interacted with Savannah in September! She is a sweetheart!

Sarai

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: Nov 2015
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Sarai is a young girl with a big, bright smile who is always eager to be a helper! She was born in March of 2008 and was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect for which she received surgery for in 2012. She’s extroverted and she gets along well with her peers in the orphanage. She isn’t a picky eater and has a healthy appetite. She loves being outdoors and her favorite thing to do is slide down the slide at the playground! According to her file, she has normal motor functioning—she can run, jump, and climb the stairs. She likes helping around the orphanage—for example, she’s quick to encourage her caregiver to sit down for a rest by grabbing her a stool, and she’ll clean up a spill if she sees one. She can understand what others are saying to her and can follow directions from caregivers. Our staff was able to meet with her in May of 2015 and during our visit, her caregivers reported that she can understand complex directions and communicate her needs using hand motions and body gestures. Although her file states that she has delayed language development, she can speak the word “mama” and other names. She has great self-care skills such as washing her hands, eating independently, and dressing herself. We have updated photos and videos from our trip of her during playtime for interested families!

Agency staff met with him in May 2015 and we have updated photos and videos for interested families! This current agency also has a $4000 grant available to families who qualify to assist with the cost of this adoption.

Sammy

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 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 ***
This cutie is Sammy. He has Down syndrome which has resulted in his development being just a bit behind his peers, but he is doing just fine. He loves to play with toys and listen to music….he will sing along when he is happy. When he meets someone for the first time he is initially shy, but quickly warms up and before long he considers them good friends. He had surgery last summer for an abdominal teratoma; no complications following surgery and no follow uptreatment is necessary according to the surgeon. This sweet little boy will be such a blessing for one special family.

Samantha

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: Asia.1
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 ***
Samantha is a beautiful little girl who is 6 years old. She came into care as an infant, and was found to have Down syndrome. Samantha’s motor skills are good, and she has the typical language delays. She is able to speak, but not always clearly. She has been healthy, and they report no issues with her heart. Samantha is an active little girl, who enjoys playing with toys. She loves to be held. Samantha likes to “look pretty” (there goes the clothes budget), and loves to imitate singing and dancing on the TV. This precious little one is waiting for a family of her own!

Rudy

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
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 ***
$1,187.28
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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!
Rudy is described as an active little boy. At the time of his report when he was 2.5 he could roll over, crawl, bang blocks together, pick toys up out of a cup, feed himself biscuits and track people with his eyes as they move. He recognizes people, imitates sounds, recognizes his own name, understands facial expressions and waves his hands to say good-bye. Rudy laughs out loud and he has a good appetite.

Ronan

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Jul 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 ***
Ronan is a happy and handsome little guy, born in February of 2011 with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Ronan has had surgery for his ASD. He is living in a foster home connected to the orphanage and he goes to school in a special education classroom in the orphanage from Monday-Saturday. Ronan is an extroverted boy who is positive at school and very interested in new things. He can get along well with his classmates and his teacher and classmates like him. Ronan enjoys playing with toy blocks, drawing, and reading books at home. His favorite tv programs are Boonie Bears and Spiderman. He has good motor and mental development, and has great self help skills. Ronan can put on and take off his clothes, wash his face, brush his teeth, and eat independently. He can also help his foster dad and foster mom clean the table, put the chairs in place, fold clothes, etc. We hope Ronan’s forever family comes forward soon because he’s clearly a waiting treasure!

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

Robinson

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 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 ***
Robinson is diagnosed with down syndrome. His file reports that he does go to a kindergarten- likely in the orphanage. If he doesn’t go to school, his foster mom takes him out to eat breakfast, where he will eat noodles and steamed stuffed buns. If the weather is nice, he plays in the yard. He takes a two hour nap each day. After he wakes up, he watches cartoons or will play with other children in the yard. He then eats dinner and some fruit after that. He has deep sleep. His foster mom watches his facial expressions to determine if he needs to use the bathroom. She then asks him if he needs to go. If he says yes, she will take him to the toilet. He can take his pants off by himself, but needs help putting his pants back on. Now that he goes to school, his language is better than before. He has good imitating ability. Every morning he sings children’s songs he learned at kindergarten. He can put on and take off clothes with help, can go up and down stairs by himself; and he can eat without help (though he eats slowly since he can easily spill). He likes to smile at acquaintances. Sometimes he will call mama or nana and then continue to do his things. if you ask him to share his food, he will feed you and smile at you. Neighbors always say he is a quiet boy who has a ready smile. During summer vacation, his foster mom often takes him outside to let him experience more fresh things and to see and learn new things.

$5,000 agency grant available from a specific agency.

Roarke

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 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 ***
UPDATE from 2013: Roarke is a clever, lovely, handsome boy who does not like crying. He is a cute and favorable boy. Aunts like him very much. He likes aunts kissing her face; and he likes scratch games; he also likes other accompany with him to talk and play. When he is happy he will also wave his arms or clap hands while he will giggle. If you make him put out tongue, shake head, nod and etc, he will do as ordered.

He is obedient, quiet, and seldom cries. Now he can call ba-ba. On Feb.7 2012, he begins study in the early education class. He likes go to school, and quickly he gets along with the group, and he can enjoy himself with other children at school. He likes listening to music, every time when he hears nice music or happy sound, he will be very happy to dance.

Peter

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 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 ***
Peter is a precious 3 year old boy diagnosed with Down’s syndrome, congenital nystagmus, and polydactyly of the right hand. His limb, language and intelligence development is fairly delayed compared to his peers.

At the age of 1, he could crawl slowly and sit alone, and make sounds unconsciously. At age 2, he could stand while holding onto handrails and could walk with one hand held. He could also understand simple instructions such as “come here” “sit down” and “drink milk.” Now, he can walk steadily, run slowly, and go up and down the stairs while holding onto handrails. He can eat a biscuit by himself and is even practicing eating with a spoon. He can imitate monosyllables and can understand most daily conversations of adults. He is very interested in games and toys, and likes to play with others. Peter is a quiet boy who always has a ready smile. He gets along well with the other children and likes playing outdoors.

Noadiah

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: Asia.1
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.

Nicholas

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: Asia.1
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!

Mayson

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: Asia.1
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.

Mateo

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2019
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Mateo is a smiley, outgoing, responsible, and very loving boy, with Down syndrome, a right eye sty, and a right undescended testicle. Mateo came into care around three years of age and he has been living in a foster family for quite some time. Since he entered the foster care program, Mateo has made big gains! His foster mother says he is a smart kid and always takes the opportunity to talk about his merits. She works hard with him in order to improve his daily living skills and independence. Mateo likes chatting with people and playing with other kids. He really enjoys dancing and singing too! He is a good helper around the house and he loves taking care of his younger foster siblings, some of whom he has already had to say goodbye to. Mateo is also said to be a good student, who likes talking to his classmates and participating in his classes. He has learned to recognize some simple shapes and some characters. He can also count to 50 and write his full name. Be sure to watch Mateo’s videos to see how well he interacts with other kids and how well he’s doing in school with counting, following instructions, and dancing. We hope that Mateo’s forever family will fall in love with his bright eyes and magical smile and that they will bring him home soon! There’s a $2000 agency grant available for Mateo with his current adoption agency.

Mary

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 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 ***
Mary is a beautiful little girl. She is described as sunny and is said to enjoy singing, dancing, playing games, and building with toy blocks. She can say some simple words, such as “thank you, teacher,” “aunt,” “Good morning!” and “I want to eat ___.” Mary likes to learn new things while in her special education class and she will often raise her hand to answer questions in class, despite not being able to give a clear answer. She likes to help her classmates find their seats and will follow along when singing children’s songs during the music lesson or when she hears a song on TV. Mary gets along well with her teachers and her peers. She likes playing with toys with her friends and is good at sharing. She sometimes isn’t the best listener and will smile at the caretaker and do her own thing. Mary has good motor skills. She is able to sit, stand, walk, run, and jump on her own. She is active in PE class. Mary can eat, put on clothes, and wash up independently. She will sometimes help the caretaker fold blankets and clothes. Mary likes to give her morning exercise leader hugs and isn’t afraid to report a child who is not doing what they are supposed to be doing. At night, Mary can take off her shoes, socks, and clothes on her own before going to bed. She is good at folding her clothes and she enjoys sleeping.

Lyle

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 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 ***
Lyle was found in the waiting room of a train station when he was 3 years old. While he can only speak a few words, he understands what is said to him by adults. He is very protective of his friends and will go to their rescue if they are being bullied. He likes to dance and is very good at imitating dances he sees. He is able to dress himself, take care of his own toileting needs and feeds himself. His caretakers feel that he is a bright little guy although intellectually delayed compared to his peers.

He is very protective of his friends and will tell the teachers if he sees someone being bullied. He has great gross motor development, can jump, run and walk. He uses the restroom without assistance, dresses himself and can assist in folding clothes. When we met Lyle, he was the dancer of the orphanage, very social and had great fine motor skills.

He likes to be kissed on the cheek and will respond back with multiple kisses. Lyle is waiting for a family that will cover his little cheeks with kisses and shower him with love.

Lyla

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: Asia.1
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 ***
Lyla likes to smile at familiar people. Lyla’s caretakers describe her as shy and well-mannered. She can walk, get out of her bed, find her bed, and get in her bed on her own. She can drink water out of a bottle, grasp biscuits, and use a spoon to eat. She likes to play on her own with rattles and plush toys. Lyla also enjoys playing happily with another child in a crib adjacent to hers. She likes riding the wood horse and will even move the wood horse out to ride it on the playground. Lyla can play on the slide and can do simple morning exercises, along with the teacher. She will watch and listen to anyone talking to her and understands simple instructions, such as ‘put the trash into the trash can.’ She can say “ayi,” “jiejie,” and other simple words. Lyla is not potty trained. Lyla was born with down syndrome and polydactyl of the right thumb. It is clear that she has spent far too much time in a crib, which has led her to be more delayed than most children her age. Lyla needs a family who will get her out, meet her where she’s at, and get her access to the resources she needs to succeed!

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

Luke Anthony

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 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 ***
Luke is a darling boy who is described as active, playful, coordinated, well-behaved, sensible, and gentle.

Luke is so many things, including capable and independent. He can dress himself for the most part, use the bathroom on his own, and attends kindergarten each day, after which he spends the afternoons with his foster grandparents and tells them all about what happened at school.

Luke has learned some counting, likes to draw simple shapes, gets along well with his classmates, and remembers most of what his teacher tells him. He loves music and dancing, and spending time with his foster family. Luke enjoys playing with toy cars and bikes, as well as bouncing a basketball around the neighborhood. He is a busy boy!

Thanks to the foster care sponsors, Luke has truly thrived in his community and has developed a strong emotional foundation. He is very much loved by his foster family, and their greatest wish is that Luke finds a permanent, loving home.

UPDATE from 2014: Luke is a cute boy, he is young but sometimes doesn’t follow orders from adults, but obedient if you speak to him patiently. He likes cartoon program “Wisdom tree”, can imitate the show from it, make many poses when taking pictures. He likes playing in familiar environment, restrained in strange environment. Currently Luke goes to kindergarten, he can sing a few songs, can count, gets along well with other kids mostly, sometimes naughty. Luke has routine life, likes to eat meats, picky on food on which we are correcting, can urinate without help, defecates under the remind of adults, controls defecation not well.

Lina

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 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 ***
Precious Lina has Down Syndrome and entered the orphanage when she was about 3 years old. She is very timid. When she does not get a toy, she will cry loudly and will cry out, “Mama, it’s mine” to the nannies. When she gets a toy, she will smile at the nannies. When she’s sleeping at night, she will lie down on the bed and wait for the nannies to say, “Lina, we are going to sleep and we are going to turn the lights off, be a good girl!” She will smile and nod her head then close her eyes and go to dreamland. When she feels wronged, she will run to the nannies and say, “Mama, Mama” and the nannies will comfort her and pat her head and say, “Good girl, don’t worry about it.” She will then run over to the children and continue playing. When she sees other little children with a runny nose, she will help them wipe it and then smile at them.

Lincoln

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2011
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Since July 2007 he has been with a foster family. Per report written in 2010: At the age of 36-39 months he can walk alone quite steadily, and when he was walking he can stoop down to pick up the toy on ground and then go on walking. At present he can only call “baba”, but he can express his desire in body language, and if he wanted to drink water he will put his hand beside his mouth and look up. When he wanted to defecate or urinate he will make the sound and show actions familiar to his mother. Since he had learned to walk he had been very interested in outdoor activity, and he went to play games with other children in community every evening. He liked pulling his mother to go to the supermarket near to their home, and when they got there he will point at what he liked. He was very close to his father, and when his father came back home he will go out to welcome him.

At the age of 40-42 months he was very active, liked going out to play, even in cold days. He still did not speak much, besides father and mother he can say other words unclearly with the help of adults. He had to be fed, but he can drink water alone with cup with suction tubes. 43 months-present it has been too cold and he stays in house for most of the time. He likes to watch TV, and if there are children dancing in the program he will learn from them. He likes eating meat and is not choosy to food. He naps for 1-2 hours and has deep sleep. Sometimes he sleeps with adults, and sometimes he sleeps alone on his own bed. If he wants to go to toilet he will crouch and pull his trousers to tell adults sometimes. If adults remind him of going to toilet he will do so but they have to help him take off the trousers. He is very strong and seldom falls ill.

Lianna

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2014
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Sweet Lianna was sadly abandoned at the age of 3 years. Upon entering the institution Lianna was not able to talk and this has not improved since. It is stated that Lianna likes class and helping the aunties.

Lianna could really benefit from a loving forever home that is able to see all her potential and be able to love her for exactly who she is.

Libby

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Aug 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 ***
Libby is a joy! She is 4 years old, quite a spunky kid, and a born entertainer. Libby has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. Her motor development has been good, with some delays in her speech. Libby loves music, loves to “sing”, and was born to karaoke! She is social, happy, follows directions well, and is ready to charm her new parents. Libby is waiting!

Liam

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: Sep 2017
*** 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 playful, adventurous, sweet boy is Liam! He is 8 years old and will absolutely steal your heart. Liam can be quiet and introverted at times, but he is generally a very friendly kid! Whenever volunteers come to the orphanage he cannot wait to take pictures with them. He seems to have an eye for photography – he loves being in pictures and taking pictures of others. He especially likes to come up with funny poses! He can play games cooperatively with other kids, and he has a lot of fun building all kinds of structures out of blocks. Liam likes to be creative and has quite the imagination!

Liam had the opportunity to visit the US as part of the Winter 2016 China Hosting Program! He spent 3 weeks playing, learning, and laughing with his host family. Here is what they shared with us:

“Liam is a very happy little guy with the most contagious giggles you’ll ever hear, and I have no doubt that he’ll bring much joy to his forever family. He is a very energetic and active little guy who enjoys playing outside (at the playground, swinging and going down the slide are favorite activities), but he also is great at entertaining himself indoors by looking at books or “writing” (making marks on paper). He has a great imagination and especially loves to pretend to cook! He plays well with others but just as often seems to enjoy playing independently.

Liam also has a bit of a mischievous streak — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but he does sometimes need help redirecting some of his energy to a more positive activity. I did see improvement throughout his time here with his ability to be redirected, and discipline-wise, short “time-ins” where we sat together quietly on the floor seemed to be most effective.

Liam LOVES to eat…And would eat ALL the time if I let him. He is not picky at all; he’s eaten everything I’ve given him — fruit, veggies, yogurt, meat, pasta, etc. The hardest thing for him is being done with a meal/snack — even if he has had plenty to eat, he still wants more. This does seem to be getting a bit better, though.

It was fun having Liam here & seeing him come out of his shell! He definitely keeps me on my toes because he is very active/into everything, but he has a great imagination that has been fun to watch. He also really has done a GREAT job transitioning into family life/life in the US.”

You can see more photos and videos from Liam’s time in the US on his advocacy page. Liam’s nannies tell us he is learning self-care skills. His recent health has been good, and he is not currently showing any symptoms of heart disease.

Lee

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2015
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Lee is extremely intelligent. He currently attends class in the little brothers and sisters class. In class, he is learning art and dance. Lee likes to watch cartoons. He will laugh while captively watching them. If you play with him and poke his tummy with your fingers, he will grab his shirt and pull it up; he will then quickly pull it back down to cover his tummy, not letting you see it. His eyes will look slyly at you and then he will secretly laugh. Lee is very intelligent. Even though he is unable to clearly express his own thoughts verbally for the time being, his body language abilities are extremely strong. He can use his hands to signal to you “Greetings”, “Thank you” and other types of movements. Lee is really adorable and intelligent. He is an extremely charming little boy. Help us find Lee’s forever family!

Leia

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Dec 2017
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Beautiful Leia! This sweet little lady has grown and developed well over the years. Leia is a friendly girl, eagerly greeting those she knows. She does have some wariness among strangers, though. She has good self-care skills, including feeding herself and washing her hands. She helps with simple chores, and also speaks in sentences. Her favorite thing to do is draw. Staff reports that she has a great capacity to learn. At her facility, Leia receives therapy for language and motor skills twice daily.

UPDATE: April 2016 Leia is a pretty girl who was very eager to come play when our staff visited in April 2016; she hovered nearby while they talked with other children trying to patiently wait her turn! She is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and they learned from staff that she had surgery for a heart murmur in 2014. They observed nystagmus but the caregivers report it doesn’t seem to affect her vision in daily life. She also has some facial paralysis on her left side, but this was already the case when she came to the orphanage so they don’t know the cause. She was very focused when playing with the toys, and quickly figured out the stacking cups. She did fairly well on the shape sorter, though sometimes she had to try a few times to find the right match. She needed to be looking directly at the lid with the shape holes (straight on) in order to use it. She receives lessons at the orphanage, and is able to point to some colors when asked, but can’t yet count. She tries to put words together in sentences, though her speech isn’t clear. She gets along well with other kids, and loves to hold the babies!

Lauren

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect, strabismus
Listed: Sep 2012
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Lauren loves to play with the older children. She is active and stubborn. She likes some animals and likes to watch tv. She understands adults and after reminding her a few times each day, she is very cooperative. She sleeps well through the night.

Additional information available. She is surrounded by people that love her and children who loves to play games with her. They wish Lauren all the best and hope she will lead a successful life and live happily ever after.

Lance

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: May 2019
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Lance lives in a large Asian country and has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, postoperative repair of congenital heart disease, bilateral cryptorchidism and postoperative repair of right indirect inguinal hernia. His file states that Lance has good self-care skills, he can fold his clothes, take off his shoes, and put them away. According to his file, he loves listening to his teacher tell stories, he can read simple words, and understand basic questions. Lance’s file says he enjoys finger painting and singing and dancing to songs. His file indicates he likes to run, jump, and play sports.

Kyle

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2013
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Look out for Kyle, the “little athlete” He loves music and likes to “dance”… wiggling his hips and waving his hands, wiggling following the music. He speaks a few words. He can also feed himself and use the toilet when asked. The staff says: “ Once, mom takes him to the institute for physical examination, he likes a pair of badminton racket, takes them in his hands so favorite, plays them with children, look like a little athlete. We hope that he can grow up happily and healthily, and can have a happy family as soon as possible.” Are you the answer for his happy family?

Kolton

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Jan 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 ***
Kolton is a natural performer!

Mischievous Kolton loves performing for his nannies, his friends, and any visitors who stop by. This outgoing boy has a good sense of humor and loves to make people laugh. He’s a quick imitator and often encourages the nannies to sit down so he can be the “Teacher”. Kolton was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect. His physical development is good and he can run quite fast! Kolton’s speech is not clear and he only has a few words. He relies mainly on a form of sign language to communicate. Kolton need a family who is ready to access a range of services to help this young actor reach his potential.

Are you ready for some play acting with Kolton?

Kole

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2015
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After admission, he accepts good care, now he is strong, he does rehabilitation training in recovery room. He speaks, but he can’t speak clearly; he can say “mom”, “aunt” and some simple reiterative diction, he knows aunts tease him and play with him, he knows aunts call his name, but he can’t understand some simple conversation. He is active, teachers call him “little clown”. When seeing strangers come, he forwardly hug them. Now he can walk holding hands, he against the wall, when teacher stands in front of him, he staggers to teacher, but if teacher is not there, he is timid and he dare not to walk forward. He likes playing with friends, and the toys will be thrown everywhere, and then he will laugh loudly.

Khloe

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2020
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Chloe is a playful and happy girl! Staff report that “Chloe fills every room with laughter and joy. She loves to play, socialize and have fun in all aspects of her day. Chloe is the youngest member of her community group home, and she is very loved by all her older sisters and caregivers! She is a very social girl who enjoys spending time with others. She is able to express herself through use of gestures, simple phrases and sentences. Chloe is friendly, greeting those she knows with a big smile and hug! She also displays confidence and has been observed introducing herself to new people and is willing to spend time with them. She is caring and will make sure that all of her friends are included in any games or activities that are taking place! She can be a bit mischievous – she has been caught several times sneaking into her sister’s room to eat snacks with a big smile on her face!”

“Chloe is independent in most self care skills throughout the day. At times, her caregivers will supervise her to make sure she is completing a task correctly like dressing. She enjoys mealtimes and can feed herself with a spoon. She can brush her teeth and toilet independently. She loves selecting her own clothes and wearing pretty dresses! Her caregivers report she will change clothes if she prefers to wear something else over what has been selected for the day. Chloe attends a special school outside of the Project and Welfare Center. She attends school 5 days a week. Her classes at school include fine motor activities, exercise, language, art and self care skill development. Despite some difficulties with focus and concentration, Chloe has shown she has an ability to learn and is making progress in her subjects. Chloe loves many activities, especially if she can do them with other children or a carer. She enjoys dancing, singing, playing games with her sisters, watching stories on TV, going for a walk or to the playground, drawing/crafting, and having her picture taken! Chloe LOVES all things girly including dresses, painting her nails, and sparkly headbands.”

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

Kennedy

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (repaired)
Listed: Jun 2019
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Sweet, adorable Kennedy is a “girly-girl” who just needs her family! Kennedy has Down syndrome as well as CHD that was repaired in 2011. Kennedy now lives in a family home with 4 other children. She is excited when seeing others and will run over and hold their hands and walk with them. She loves to sing songs and help her teacher hand out snacks. She can walk and run, and walk the balance beam. She loves to “play house”, helps others, and has good self-care skills.

Julia

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Aug 2015
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Julia was born with Down syndrome and was abandoned when she was only three months old. Julia is learning to read, write and count, and her speech is well developed. Julia is a performer and loves to dance and sing! She is potty-trained and likes to help take care of younger children. She is small for her age, which is common for children with DS. She was just precious. She recited a poem for us along with hand gestures, which we captured on video.

Johnny

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2019
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Johnny’s adoption file was completed when he was 5 years old. At that time he was speaking in 3-4 word sentences, singing simple songs, knew the names of the children in his class and understood adults. He knew his colors and could draw shapes. Johnny helped his caretakers with things like dishes and setting up chairs, and was feeding and dressing himself. He was described as an active and cute boy who liked watching cartoons, building beautiful things with blocks, and playing games with friends such as hide and go seek.

In a 2019 update it was reported that he helps with simple daily work such as sweeping, cleaning tables and folding laundry. He can count, speaks in short sentences and understands instructions. He still enjoys playing with blocks, is able to play on his own and uses crayons to draw pictures. Johnny enjoys interacting with others, playing outside, completing crafts and hugging his caretakers.

A specific agency has a grant to cover all of Johnny’s placing agency adoption fees.

Jiminy

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 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 ***
Jiminy is a sweet boy who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. He is a very independent little boy who is doing well. Sometimes he will need to be reminded to go potty but other than that he can do everything all by himself! Jiminy can run, jump, go up and down stairs, and he likes to pinch things. Jimmy loves to eat! His favorite foods are rice, noodles, and fruits. He is now in kindergarten where he is active and outgoing. Jiminy can understand what people say but he does not know how to use big words. Jiminy can usually use words like, ba, ma, hao, yao etc. Jiminy lives with a foster family who lets him listen to lots of music. He loves trying to sing along!

Jacob

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
probable Down Syndrome. An ultrasound dictation in his file also hints that he looks to have congenital heart disease and an Interventricular septum membrane department tumor and defect. His heart has normal cardiac function.
Listed: May 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 ***
This little guy needs a mommy and some good nutrition! He is not speaking yet but does understand the word “no”. He is restless and stubborn. He does not like baths and cries during them but can be comforted with food or being held.Jacob can roll but has poor muscle tone. He is unable to sit or crawl. He can hold objects and throw them and his eyes will follow objects. Jacob does well playing alone but also gets along well with other children.

Jacob is a very lovable little boy. All of us like him very much. We hope that he can find a home which loves him very much early in which he can enjoy the love of parents and owns a happy childhood, nice future. We believe he will bring much happiness to your family.

Iris

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, postoperative congenital heart disease, and bronchial asthma
Listed: Nov 2019
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Iris is described as extroverted and quiet. Her report in 2016 states that she can speak simple words, but her speech isn’t always clear. She can understand simple directions, can count to five, and can use pens and paint. Iris’s file shows she has good self-care skills, she can use the restroom herself, dress herself, brush her teeth, and have meals herself. She loves hugs and her favorite game is the board game Operation.

Isaac

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 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 ***
Isaac is sweet and lovely. He is close to his nanny. Isaac has good living habits and a good appetite. He is not choosy about his food. He is quiet and can understand simple nurturer’s words. Issac cannot speak, but likes music. Agency staff met and interacted with Isaac on September 2014 and he is so sweet!

Holly Jo

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Oct 2017
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Holly Jo was found abandoned when she was 6 months old. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease – PDA. Holly Jo is said to be a happy, active girl. She enjoys playing with toys, watching cartoons, imitating, listening to music, and dancing. She is described as introverted and is closest to her foster mom.

Holly Jo lives with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage. She can walk, run, and jump though she gets tired if she walks for a long time. She can have simple communication. Holly Jo attends school in the orphanage. Her best subject is music.