Marianne

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome
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Marianne is a sweet and beautiful young girl, born with Down syndrome in April 2010! Marianne is hoping to find a forever family who loves her unconditionally. Contact MAA to learn more about Marianne and her special need!

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Cherlin

Girl, Age: 11
Region: Asia
congenital heart disease (VS, PDA, OSD)
Listed: May 2021
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Cherlin was diagnosed with congenital heart disease (VS, PDA, OSD) and had successful surgery when she was just an infant. Her heart is now healthy. At age seven, she was described as sunny and active. She is able to do daily tasks (toileting, eating, brushing her teeth, folding clothes, etc.) independently. She runs fast, colors inside the lines, likes dancing and performing, has a good sense of rhythm, and remembers actions correctly. Her communication is good and she understands adult instructions. She is able to draw a circle and count to ten.

Kelvin Philip

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2013
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From a family who met him in June 2014: This calm little guy came up to me with pleading eyes for attention and is just so polite. God has heard his prayers, and now he is listed for adoption! He is not overbearing or competitive at all. Rather, he is observant and inquisitive. He is about the size of a six year-old and just so gentle. I would take him home in a heartbeat if he was available before. He takes turns riding the red wagon around the orphanage grounds as the bigger boys pull him, and he gestures politely for fresh fruit when he sees it is available. He is kind to other children. He says a few words in his native language, and listened carefully when I was giving descriptions of my family photos. I have confidence that he would do wonderfully in any kind of family, and it is obvious– he can surely reciprocate love! He enjoyed throwing balls, going on walks, playing see-saw, and listening to English descriptions. Whoever adopts this little love will be so blessed to call him a beloved son.

Carson

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome
Listed: Mar 2015
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Watch his VIDEO from when he was younger.

Carson is eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! &

Carson has a $20,000 grant for his adoption!

This 20K grant is available for his adoption once the family traveled to his country and accepted his referral.

For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

Brodie

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2021
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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: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defects: VSD, ASD and Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
Listed: Mar 2014
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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.

Sloan

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2013
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Sloan is a happy, laughing boy. He likes to run and play ball. He is close with his caregivers. He is very curious and likes to explore new things. He is very expressive, and loves to play with other children.

Shelby

Girl, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2017
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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: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (post-op)
Listed: Dec 2015
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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: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2013
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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: 12
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.

Shaena

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2015
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UPDATE November 2015, from her caregivers: Shaena is outgoing and lively, but sometimes stubborn. She gets along well with other children. She is very attached to her nannies. She still needs assistance with dressing and other care needs. She is not potty trained, still in a diaper. She sleeps very well, she’s a good eater, and she attends preschool.

From an update 2/2015: Shaena can play well with blocks and she can dance to the music. She can avoid obstacles when pushing carts and she can reach things by standing on her tippy toes. Shaena gets a little aggressive with others when mad. She is healthy, strong, and in good health. She can understand some simple instructions like “give me the paper in your hand, do not climb, sit well, eat”, etc. Shaena can crawl down the bed very quickly and she can walk by herself for a while. She can stand up after falling over and can climb well. Shaena can hold small tiny things and can pull the rope by changing hands. Shaena can pick up and throw balls. She will ask to be held when adults walk by her and she knows if she is being criticizing or praised. When praised, she gets very happy! When you point out her mistakes, she will cry. Shaena’s favorite things to do are imitate, eat, and dance.

Seton

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2014
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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: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2014
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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: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2017
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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: 12
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: 11
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: 14
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: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2013
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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: 14
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: 11
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 ***
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.

Rosalia

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 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 ***
Rosalia seems to be doing very well! Her caretakers say she is a very helpful, adorable and happy little girl. Rosie is a fast learner, smart and active. She loves her teachers and going to class. She likes to play with my friends and play with the ring toss, blocks and balls.

Ronan

Boy, Age: 11
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: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2014
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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: 11
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.

Rhylan

Boy, Age: 10
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 ***
Rhylan is a curious baby boy with rosy red cheeks! He has been under the care of a foster family who is very active with therapy and making sure he is loved and cared for. He has just turned two and loves the outdoors this summer. He also enjoys playing with colorful toys!

He seems to be in a family that genuinely cares for his well-being and is very interested in helping him achieve his milestones. Careful, you don’t fall in love with his impish grin!

Randy

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, hepatitis B
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 ***
Randy is diagnosed with down syndrome and hepatitis b positive. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Infant and Parenting program. Randy is extroverted, active and energetic. He gets along well with others and has a lot of smiles. He understands facial expressions, knows his name, and imitates adult gestures. Randy’s fine motor skills and physical development are good. He he can walk and go up the stairs while holding on to a rail or hand, can pick up small items, bang blocks together, pass toys from one hand to another, and can hold a pen to scribble. He is clever, expressive, and knows what “no” means. He likes to watch children’s programs, singing, and dancing.

Philip

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 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 ***
Philip’s file shows he likes interacting in school and playing with his peers. Philips file says that his favorite toys are balls and toy cars. According to his file, he can walk freely on a flat floor, run, and jump.

Peter

Boy, Age: 12
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.

Olivier

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and missing fingers on left hand
Listed: Mar 2014
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
From a family who met him: “Sweet Olivier! I had so much fun with him when I was in his orphanage and am saddened that his family hasn’t found him yet. This little guy was just incredible!!! Oliver was born in March of 2011 and completely stole my heart. This little boy has Down Syndrome and a partial left hand. As the mother of a child with a similar limb difference I can tell you missing a few fingers isn’t going to slow Oliver down at all! Just by spending a few hours with him I got the feeling he is a very bright and curious little boy. He even tried to imitate me speaking English by repeating the word “book.”

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

Oakley

Oakley
Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jun 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 ***
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Oakley was about 2.5 months old when he came into care. His caretakers describe him as active and restless. When he is happy he will smile at everyone. Oakley is said to understand the caretakers commonly used instructions. He wakes up at 7:00 am and will crawl to the other beds around him to wake the others up so they can play with him. Oakley has a strong imitating ability and likes cartoons and listening to music. His speech is often unclear, but that doesn’t stop him from interacting and talking with people. Oakley has a good appetite and eats a variety of foods. His report states that Oakley “has been living in the institute for 3 years;every one likes this adorable and naughty child;we sincerely hope that he will soon have a happy family and will always have bright smiles” Are you the lucky family who will get to see those adorable bright smiles every day?

Noadiah

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

Nicholas

Boy, Age: 14
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!

Nanne

Boy, Age: 10
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 ***
Nanne is an energetic child who loves to smile. He likes to amuse himself, and he is especially interested in sounds. He likes to play with a rattle, and when he hears the rattle he will raise his head to look for it. Nanne likes to sleep on his stomach, and if other people move him he will cry. Nanne does not like to watch TV, and he is not very interested in cell phones or picture books. When the nannies take things and tease him, he knows where to look and laughs. The child can recognize familiar people near to him, and is able to remember 3 to 4 people. When he sees familiar people he wants a hug.

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

Melvin

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2013
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Melvin has a ready smile, claps his hands when he is happy, and waves good-bye. He is a very active little boy who likes to play with toys, especially if he can throw them! He also likes to sit on the small hobbyhorse and can get on and off on his own. He walks with help. This little cutie will rock himself right into your heart!

Meghan

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2019
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When Meghan first entered her institute she had poor physique and digestion but under the nannies care she gradually improved. When she was 4 years old she was receiving some education, motor and language training. She crawled quickly and could stand and walk with support. She was extroverted and smiled a lot. She liked to play with friends, understood simple instructions, knew the names of body parts, could call “mom” and waved her hands to express “good-bye.”

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

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

Mayson

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2018
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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: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2019
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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: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2018
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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: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2013
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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: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2018
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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: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2013
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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.

Lydia

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2018
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Meet Lydia! This sweet little one has been in care since she was a baby. She will turn 6 years old in March. Lydia has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. While Lydia has had the expected delays, her motor skills are very good. It seems she can really pitch a ball well! Her speech, although initially delayed, is coming along nicely. Lydia loves to play with her friends, and really looks forward to giving the nannies a hug! She is well loved by the staff. Lydia needs a family, and the opportunity for a good education so she can reach her full potential.

There is an agency grant of $6,000 toward agency fees for a qualified family. Lydia is waiting for you!

Lucina

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, rickets
Listed: Jan 2015
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Lucina came into care when she was 2 years old. She is doing very well! Lucina has Down syndrome with good motor skills. She is able to imitate words, but her speech is not very clear. Lucina had rickets, and they have improved her diet to help this. Lucina loves to slide, and is very serious about riding the rocking horse. She is a favorite of the other kids in the orphanage, and she loves them all, too. Lucina needs to be able to let her hair grow…a rocking horse…hugs…but most of all, she needs a family!

Update: Lucina’s motor skills are good and her speech is coming along. She can scribble with crayons and wash her face. She sings along with her teacher. Lucina is toilet trained (using her country’s traditional toilet) but wears a diaper at night just in case. Lucina loves to play with the other kids and loves for her teacher to give her hugs!

Lucas

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and congenital heart defect
Listed: Aug 2015
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Just look at that smile little Lucas has! Lucas is waiting for a family to see him and come for him. He is an active little boy who can be impatient at times. He will cry if a stranger tries to hold him and gets upset when other kids grab toys from him. However, he easily calms down when comforted or when given candy. He is able to say some simple words in Chinese like aunt and sister, though his speech is a little unclear. Lucas can wave his hands to to say goodbye and is able to walk on his own. He reacts when people call his name. Lucas enjoys playing with children in the same room as him and he likes to play with toys and building blocks. He loves playing on the playground and the seesaw is his favorite! Lucas has down syndrome and an ASD congenital heart defect that will not require surgery.

Lillie

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2017
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Lillie is 4.5 years old with a rosy complexion. She is described as active and bright with a ready smile. Lillie is very social and loves to play. Her verbal skills are not very strong, but she can say “Dad” and “Mom” and some short phrases. She can understand simple things that adults say.

Lina

Girl, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2014
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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: 15
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.

Lillian

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: Apr 2015
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Lillian loves being held so that she can pay close attention to everything that is going on around her. She does not walk or speak yet, but can kneel down and crawl around independently. Lillian also can make sounds when she needs something. She still has weak chewing and swallowing skills so eats mainly milk and rice paste. She can hold her own bottle. She loves to smile and to watch people talking. Lillian also likes to be teased and held by her caretakers. She is ready for a family of her own!

Lianna

Girl, Age: 13
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.