Joaquin

Boy, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD (ASD)
Listed: Jan 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$3,043.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Joaquin is a cutie pie who was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect-an ASD that appears to have closed on its own. Joaquin is said to always have a smile on his face ad laughs out loud when teased. Joaquin loves when his caregivers lovingly touch him or hold him. He carefully concentrates on his caretaker’s face and expressions when she works with him on exercises. At 9 months of age, he was making sounds to respond to his caretakers and could roll over and crawl across a room. Joaquin was good at grabbing for toys and holding onto them. He also was able to recognize his name and could track sound. He reads his caregiver’s facial expressions well and responds appropriately. Joaquin has stranger anxiety that is typical for a child his age and is close with his special caregiver. He loves to hold her hand and smiles at her when she smiles at him or when she compliments him. When the weather is nice, Joaquin enjoys outdoor time. He has a good appetite and is a good sleeper too. Joaquin is quiet and obedient and likes to play with his favorite toys or play games with other children, led by his caretakers. We hope this handsome little fella finds a family who can get him home while he is still so young!

Jimmy

Boy, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$32.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Jimmy came into care when he was less than two weeks old. He has Down syndrome, but no other medical concerns are noted in his file. In June 2017 Jimmy could sit with support, roll himself over, and crawl on his tummy to reach a toy. He likes to play with people and he likes hugs. He cries and laughs easily. Jimmy is an active little guy who especially enjoys toys that make sounds or glow.

Jill

Girl, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2020
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$44.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Jill is a beautiful little girl. She is active and smiley. She is afraid of strangers, but close to familiar people. Jill likes playing with toys that make sounds. Jill is a deep sleeper and she has a normal appetite and often holds her own bottle to drink. At the time Jill’s file was prepared, she could turn over, sit, and stand while holding onto or against objects. She was learning to walk in the walker and could make sounds. Jill likes smiling, interacting with adults, and being held and kissed. She enjoys listening to music and is said to be easy-going. Jill is receiving therapy every day and progressing in all aspects. She is from a former partnership orphanage and agency staff have met her when she was just a little baby. We are hoping to get an update on her and hoping that her family will see her very soon!

Jill’s file was updated in October 2020. She is active and energetic. She likes to play and is very happy. Jill is well-behaved and obedient, but afraid of strangers. She currently walks with assistance, and is not yet potty-trained. When she is afraid, she likes hugs.

Jenna

Girl, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$525.00
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!
It is impossible not to smile when looking at pictures of Jenna! She has got character too! In a very recent update, Jenna’s caretakers described her as happy, outgoing, and active. Jenna was brought into care when she was almost 4 months old.

The staff gave Jenna a name representing their good wishes that she would be beautiful, optimistic, happy, and healthy. Jenna was assessed and no medical conditions were found. Jenna does have down syndrome. It is shared that Jenna is a healthy child, who rarely gets sick. At 12 months of age, she was raising her head, turning over, grasping at toys, and sitting upright with support. She enjoys watching television, and is a gregarious child. Jenna’s updated pictures and videos show that she is a very flexible little lady. Jenna would absolutely thrive with the individualized care and attention of a family!

Jaya

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: Nov 2015
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$378.00
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!
Jaya is an adorable little girl with a sweet face! During her first year of life, her growth was delayed in comparison to same-age peers. Her caregivers describe her as introverted and she prefers quiet time. She loves being cuddled by her favorite caregiver, and can distinguish her from other caregivers who are less familiar to her. She can hold up her head while lying on her stomach, although she cannot yet crawl or sit upright. She can babble sounds like “nai nai” and her caregivers describe her as easy to smile! She can be very attentive to where she can follow the direction of sounds and voices, and can visually follow moving toys—she’ll even reach out grab toys nearby. WACAP staff met with her in May of 2015 and reported that she was relaxed and had a good connection with her caregiver; she makes good eye contact when interacting with others! She has soft muscle tone and needs extra support of her head and neck when being held. We have several updated photos and videos from our trip for interested families!

Jayla

Girl, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$25.00
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!
Jayla is an adorable little girl! She loves candy and has a good appetite! She likes to listen to music and play games. Jayla is said to get along well with the others around her, though she is a true introvert who prefers to play alone. At one year old, she could roll over and sit with support. By two years, she could crawl, sit on her own, and feed herself finger foods. She was babbling to the other children. As of November of 2017, she could walk while pushing a rolling toy and her hands are flexible. Her favorite activity is playing outdoors and she enjoys toys that make noise. Jayla has a couple new pictures and a written update (Feb 2019). She definitely needs a loving family and access to resources she needs to thrive.

Jasper

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Listed: Jul 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$379.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Jasper is an adorable little boy who sure loves to drum! He is sweet, active, and funny and is said to love to play. His favorite toys are brightly colored balls and toys that make musical sounds. Jasper was born with down syndrome, undescended testicles, and congenital heart disease- TOF and PFO. His first stage heart surgery is complete and was successful. Jasper has been progressing in his development and is receiving great care. He likes when his caretakers tease him in a loving way and will flash them his huge smile in return. He can understand his caretaker’s facial expressions and responds accordingly. Jasper likes to play interactive games with his caretakers, such as peek-a-boo and will laugh loudly while doing so. He is very familiar with his name and will turn around and seek the sound source when called. He can sit independently and crawl around to look at himself in the mirror.

As of April of 2018, he was taking his first steps. Jasper lights up a room, that is for sure! We can’t wait to see what lucky family’s life is going to be lit up by this waiting treasure too!

James

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2015
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,030.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Isn’t James darling? A report from December 2014 says: At the age of 13-16 months, James can sit alone for a while, can make “aa oo” sounds, knows strangers and acquaintances, can roll over, knows his name, can show afraid and angry, can play by himself, the child can play with toys (toy piano and etc) with aunts, and can stand up with hand held. When James is happy he will laugh aloud. At 17 months, James could pronounce simple words, and has a ready smile. He has a good physical state.

Janie

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$35.00
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!
Janie is a cute little girl who likes to smile and be with her caretaker. She gets along well with the other children in her room and loves to ride the horse toy and play with toys that make sounds. Janie has good gross and fine motor skills and can say simple words. Janie was sitting independently by 15 months of age, crawling at 18 months, standing with support at 20 months, and was walking with support at the time her file was prepared. Janie was born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD with PH. She had surgery in September of 2016 to repair her ASD. She had pneumonia at one point and now has trouble with breathing when she gets colds in the winter- medication seems to help with this. Janie is waiting for her forever family to see her and know she is their daughter. Could that be your family?

Ishmael

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$25.00
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!
Ishmael is a quiet, well-behaved little boy who loves to play outside. He can stand for a long time with his hands holding something for support, feed himself with his fingers, and he imitates simple words. He wraps his arms around his caregiver’s neck as they move around the room. Ishmael is described as a sweet boy who gets along well with other children.

Isaak

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (post-op)
Listed: Feb 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,659.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
If you need a joyful smile to brighten your day, Isaac is your guy! Isaac was born with Down syndrome and has already had a procedure for Heart Disease. He also has esotropia of his left eye. This little guy lives life with gusto. Isaac is extremely friendly and doesn’t know a stranger! Isaac lives with a foster family while he waits for adoption.

Ilana

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$274.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Ilana is a healthy little girl with Down Syndrome. She came into care when she was about two days old, and joined her foster family in December 2015. She gets along well with her foster family and is especially close to her foster mom. Ilana can walk unsupported, although she’s still a little unsteady. Please watch her video! She can say “baba” and “mama”, and she can communicate her needs using body language. Ilana likes playing outside.

Ilana’s current agency has a $5000 grant available for her adoption. They have several videos, as well as an update from January 2018.

Hugh

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2015
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$54.99
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!
Little Hugh’s nannies say he is just about on target developmentally. Hugh’s potential can be unlimited, if only he can have a family to love him. Can your family be the lucky one for Hugh?

Hugo

Boy, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,200.30
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!
Hugo = HAPPINESS! This precious little pumpkin! By age one, Hugo was rolling over and sitting up with some support, but not yet crawling. If he wanted a toy, he would roll and roll until he got to it. When someone he likes interacts with him, Hugo makes happy “yiyiyaya” sounds. He loves music and waves his hands along to the rhythm. Since May of 2017, he has been living with a foster family on the orphanage grounds. Hugo’s caretakers say he is shy and that he likes playing with toys with sounds, interacting with adults, and outdoor activities with adults and the other children in the activity room. He is very close to his foster mom. He is getting terrific care while he waits for his forever family to come forward and get to him!

Howie

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$2,966.90
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!
Howie is a darling baby boy! He has the motor delays common with Down syndrome, but is developing well. Howie was born with polydactyly of the thumbs on both hands, which has been surgically corrected. Howie is sweet, cuddly and likes to babble. He is described as gentle and smiley. Some lucky family is going to call him their son – is that your family?

Hollie

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)
Listed: Dec 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$600.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Meet Hollie! She came to the orphanage when she was just a few months old. She has Down syndrome, and according to her medical she has dextrocardia (a rare heart condition in which your heart points to the right side of your chest, instead of the left side). However, there are no medical reports, test results, etc., in her file to support this. Hollie has the motor delays typical in kids with Down syndrome. She also has strabismus (crossed eyes) so often seen with Down syndrome. Hollie loves to play, loves to listen to music, and is a generally happy little one. Hollie needs a family, and the therapies that will help her reach her full potential.

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

Hector

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,173.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Hector has Down syndrome. He can walk, jump and go up and down the stairs. He can say “baba” and “mama”, and he likes to imitate. He can put on his shoes and socks and wash his hands without help. Hector likes playing with the other children and especially enjoys playing outside.

Harriet

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2016
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,250.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Harriet can be a little timid at times but is not afraid of strangers. She is often smiling and loves being around the other children. She can understand what is being said to her and is a smart girl. She loves toys and her favorite thing is to be cuddled by her caretakers.

Haylie

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2016
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,401.54
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!
Although Haylie has a Down syndrome diagnosis, this does not affect her body development. At the age of 2-3 months, when teased the child can open eyes to look at you, can pay attention to the sound; at the age of 4-5 months, the child can roll over; at the age of 6-7 months, the child can wave hands when she is happy, it seems that she is clapping hands; at the age of 8-9 months, the child is active, can get along well with others, has strong curiosity, can babble, Under the care and love of caretakers, the child can feel happiness and satisfaction, and she builds close relation with caretakers.

Harper Anne

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$30.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Harper is a three year old sweetie who loves to dance and blow kisses! She is an active and fun little girl with a beautiful smile. Harper has benefited from living with the same foster family for over two years and they have been providing her with wonderful opportunities to grow and learn in a family environment. Harper was born with down syndrome and no other medical issues. She has good physical skills – running, jumping, and climbing stairs. Her speech is a little unclear at times, but she understands what is said to her. Harper loves playing with her friends and her favorite foods are fruits such as watermelon and apples.  Could your family be Harper’s forever family?

Additional videos (very recent!) and photos are available from the agency. Families qualify for a $5,000 subsidy through Harper Anne’s current agency.

Hannah

Girl, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$130.10
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!
Hannah’s a sweet cuddly baby, and has grown a bit over the past few months. She also loved being rocked and held a lot; she has sweet smile when amused; she claps her hands when happy and she is a lovely child.

Haidyn

Boy, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, extra digit
Listed: Sep 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,084.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Adorable Haidyn was born with Down syndrome and an extra finger on his right hand. Haidyn was described in his file as a quiet and lovely boy who was not afraid of strangers. He liked sitting in a rocking chair and making it swing by pushing off the ground with his feet. He seldom cried, had a good appetite, and gave sweet smiles when he was happy. He could hold his head up while lying on his stomach and roll over, but was not yet crawling or sitting independently. He knew his name and would turn to look for the source of his name being called. He could follow moving people with his eyes. Haidyn couldn’t yet speak or imitate language very well, but he could communicate his feelings by laughing or crying. His file has a somewhat recent video and a couple newer photos, but no written update. We’d be happy to try to get more information for an interested family and hope that Haidyn’s family sees him soon! He’s waited long enough!

Haidyn also has a $1000 grant with his current adoption agency.

Hai

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$45.00
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!
Little Hai’s smile is contagious! Hai first arrived at his orphanage when he was just a few days old. His nannies tell us he can sit alone and is working on crawling, but he can’t crawl very far quite yet. He likes watching cartoons, playing with toy cars, and being around other people! Hai can’t say any words, but he can make sounds and knows to stretch out his hand if he needs something. His nannies think he is a very bright little boy – you can tell he is very aware of his nannies facial expressions and his environment. Hai is such a happy baby! Could you be his forever family?

Guy

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome, Inguinal Hernia (post-op), Hydrocele
Listed: Sep 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
This child has part of their grant donated by RODS Racing!
To accept this child’s grant, a family would also need to agree to share their contact information with RODS Racing.
$15,000.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Update December 2019: Guy is growing up to be such a handsome boy! He is a happy boy who loves to play and spend time with those he knows well, giving big smiles and lots of affection. He lives in a centre in a small group home with other similar aged boys. Guy loves attending circle time in his home, which involves group songs and interactive games. He also enjoys being taken to the playground next to the building that he lives in, particularly liking the swing and slide. Guy has started to develop imagination in play! He loves pretending to pick apples from a tree and eat them with his volunteer grandmother. His attention span in play has been noted to be growing, and he can play for extended amounts of time with motivating toys and activities.

Guy attends kindergarten lessons 3 days per week, and is making great progress in his learning, play, and self-care skills. Guy is very proud that he is now able to independently feed himself with a spoon! His carers report that he is a great little helper, often helping with tidying up after mealtimes or putting toys away when playtime is finished. Guy is a social boy, who actively tries to communicate through a mixture of gestures and a few simple words. Those around him describe him as a child who knows what he wants, and that he will persist in making himself understood despite his lack of speech. Guy is able to follow basic instructions and engages well with his structured daily routine. We are hoping that his forever family sees him soon!

https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-guy01
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-guy02
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-guy03
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-guy04

Gwen

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and nystagmus
Listed: Mar 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$28.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Gwen is described as optimistic, outgoing, and smiley. Her file states that she can stand and walk with support. According to her file, Gwen likes playing with her shoes, making excited ah-ah sounds, and listening to music, where she wiggles to the songs.

Videos available!

Grey

Boy, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,085.00
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!
Grey has such beautiful eyes! His report is from May of 2017 so he really needs an update. The report says at 6 months old he could wave his hands and was happy. At 9 months he could reach for toys and hold milk bottle. When he was 12 months old Grey could turn from lying down to facing down and he could use one hand to hold his body weight. He could also sit alone and reach for stuff with his fingers. When he was 1 year old and 2 months, he could poke or pull objects with thumb and other fingers and drop stuff. When he was 1 year and 4 months old his hands and mouth movements were coordinated. At this age Grey is also starting to talk. He pats small balls and toys. He smiles at familiar people. He reacts to unpleasant sounds. He turns easily from crying to laughing. He stares at strangers when they enter his room, and becomes shy. He likes hugging the nurses. Please let us know if you would like an update of this great kid and don’t forget to check out his video!

George

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, deformity of fingers, CHD (post-op)
Listed: Aug 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$25.00
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!
George has a good spirit! Handsome George is an adaptable little boy who is content playing on his own. He loves attention and is happiest when his nannies are meeting his needs. As a toddler, George loved to crawl up to the mirror and loved to smile at his reflection. While he is behind on hitting his developmental milestones, he is making steady progress. Imagine the progress he could make under the loving care and special services a family provide! Wide Horizons has requested updated information on George, and we are looking forward to learning about the progress he has made.

Are you ready to be charmed by George?

Fleur

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, severe nerve deafness of both ears
Listed: Nov 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,128.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Fleur’s file states that her eyes trace people and objects. Fleur’s motion and coordination is a bit clumsy according to her file. Fleur enjoys playing with toys of various colors and textures and likes to be close to others. Her file indicates she can grasp objects, sit, roll over, and she is learning how to make consonant sounds.

Fleur has a $2,000 agency fee reduction for her adoption with their current adoption agency!

Flora

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome, post operative CHD, CP
Listed: Jan 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$690.00
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!
Flora has Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, post-op congenital heart disease (VSD, PDA and PFO), and developmental delays. Flora can sit with support and grasp nearby toys. She can hold her head up when she is lying on her stomach. Her favorite toys are blocks.

Felix Cooper

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,251.10
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Felix Cooper is a happy toddler who is usually smiling! Caregivers describe him as obedient, and say he gets along well with other children. Though he would often cry wanting to be picked up, he could be distracted with a rattle, and would happily play on his own.

Felix Cooper is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and his thorax protrudes out. At one year old, he could hold his head up, roll over, and sit on his own, though not for very long. Now he can crawl, stand and take steps when holding onto furniture. A social little boy, he interacts with his nannies and makes eye contact. He can feed himself finger foods. His favorite toys are balls and musical instruments! This chubby sweetheart needs a family to give him lots of cuddles!

Finnick

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$25.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Finnick is a handsome little boy, born in June of 2015. Shortly after coming into care, Finnick was moved into a foster family. He has a good appetite and really likes to eat noodles, but does not like sweet foods or yogurt. Finnick gets along well with his foster family and likes to be with them. He is reported to have an abundant amount of expressions and his foster mother says that Finnick often makes sounds. When his foster family coaxes him, he will smile and laugh out. When Finnick is unhappy or uncomfortable, he will make noise and cry. When someone calls his name and wants to hold him, he will stretch his hands out to embrace them. Finnick can find the source of sounds and his eyes move to follow his foster mom when she is walking around. Finnick falls asleep easily and sleeps well. At the time his file was prepared, Finnick’s motor development was delayed, but he could turn over by himself and sit independently. When he wants to get something on the ground, he will make an effort to move his body. Finnick will make sounds of “dada” when he is playing happily in his walker. Finnick likes listening to music and will listen attentively and quietly. Finnick was born with Down syndrome and CHD-ASD (secondary hole, multiple); expansion in the right atrium and ventricle; thickness in the fore wall of the right ventricle; tricuspid regurgitation. We are hoping for an update, but can’t wait to see who Finnick’s lucky family will be!

Faith

Girl, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Aug 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$427.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Faith will turn 4 this month! Her caretakers describe her as a very happy girl. Faith was abandoned at 2 months old and has been raised in an orphanage. She is diagnosed with Down syndrome. She is able to stand and walk on her own and enjoys walking outside. She smiles often, especially at those she recognizes. Faith likes to sit and play with her toys. She particularly likes electronic toys and picture books. She also enjoys music. Faith cannot speak, but she is able to imitate words, understand what “no” means, and respond to others asking for an object she possesses. She likes to be held. Faith gets along well with others and likes to play with the other kids. She can eat without help from an adult.

In order to help Faith find a family, her current agency is waiving their entire agency fee. Faith’s family will be responsible for the costs of their homestudy, post-placement reports, dossier authentication, dossier log-in and translation fees, USCIS fees, orphanage donation and travel expenses. Agency staff will assist Faith’s family with grant applications and fundraising. The federal Adoption Tax Credit may also be beneficial to Faith’s family. Can Faith find a home with your family?

Everleigh

Girl, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jun 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$5,689.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Update available from late 2018: Everleigh is Extroverted and outgoing. She loves to be held. She can walk, run, jump, and walk upstairs and downstairs. Her fine motor skills and basic communication skills are good, too, for a child her age with Down syndrome. She is attached to her caretakers and she plays well with other kids. She knows to care for others and share food with others.

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

Ethan

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$200.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ethan is an active and energetic child who has a ready smile. He is fond of playing with toys and enjoys cuddles. He likes when his caregivers amuse him and play with him.

Esme

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (post-op)
Listed: Apr 2020
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$25.00
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!
Esme is described as outgoing, active, and social. Her 2017 report states that she uses sounds and actions to communicate her needs. Esme’s file also states that she can sand while holding a handrail. She enjoys throwing an object on the ground and will giggle happily.

Ennis

Ennis
Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, hernia
Listed: Nov 2015
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$250.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ennis is a very handsome little guy! When he was brought to the orphanage, at about 8 months of age, he was very ill with pneumonia. They found he has Down syndrome, and a hernia, which has not been repaired. Ennis lives with a foster mother, who loves him very much. His overall development is a bit delayed, which is to be expected. He is able to stand with just a little assistance, and will surely be walking in the next few months. Ennis has good fine motor skills. He loves to be outdoors, and loves his foster mama! He is imitating words, and his receptive speech is typical for a 2 year old…he hears what he wants to hear. Ennis needs a family of his own, who will help him reach his full potential. What a sweet son he will be! Video is available.

Enzo

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2020
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$86.40
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
SEVERAL VIDEOS available!

Handsome Enzo is an extroverted little boy who is well loved by his caretakers! He laughs out loud when other children play with him, but will cry loudly if someone grabs his toy. When people ask “Do you still know me?” he will respond with a huge smile. When his file was prepared at the age of three, he could stand up by holding the railing and could change his body position when he sat down. Enzo can imitate adults by blowing kisses and waving goodbye. He could walk everywhere if he holds onto an adult’s finger. Enzo likes playing with other children and likes colorful toys and toys that make sound. He can sway his body to the music. He can say “Mama, sister is here.” Enzo understands what his caretakers say to him and they all adore him. They say that he is small compared to his same-aged peers, but that he is active and strong. He is very outgoing and will open his arms happily to be held. Enzo has a good appetite and is said to be a steady sleeper. We’re hoping an update will come through for Enzo and that this cutie pie will soon have a family of his own!

Update Oct 2020: Enzo is generally healthy. With reminders, he can go to the toilet by himself. He is outgoing and gentle, and likes to talk with people. Little sweetheart is afraid of high pitch noise and bugs. Enzo has very good gross motor skills. He can run, jump and walk without help. He can fill in colors, connect dots with lines, and pick up tiny things. He sees a speech therapist, and his speech and cognition has been improving. He is attached to his caretakers and teachers. He knows to care for others. When he is afraid, give him hugs, he will calm down then. Enzo has good social skills. He stays with his little friends, and shares toys and food with them.

Enzo has a grant of $2000 with his current adoption agency.

Emery

Girl, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2016
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$25.27
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!
Emery is well adapted to her daily routine in the orphanage. She eats three meals a day but doesn’t have a big appetite and doesn’t care for snacks or desserts. The orphanage staff make efforts to enrich her days to help her development by watching TV, listening to music, playing with toys and taking her out for outdoor activities.

Her motion development is slightly delayed compared to other children but staff feel this is due to her being in orphanage life and not with a family. They say her opportunities are more limited there although she does participate in rehabilitation training in the institute. At the time of her report she was 3.5 years old and could sit independently, hold toys to play and walk holding the wall. She was described as being extroverted, well liked and having a ready smile. Emory could take off her socks and pants and was in good physical condition, but wasn’t yet speaking. Orphanage staff hope she will be adopted by a family who can educate her and help her grow up to be a happy girl.

Eloise

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and repaired CHD
Listed: Apr 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$28.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Meet Eloise! She smiles easily and likes to be held and bounced to music. She crawls and walks with assistance. She bangs blocks together and can build a small tower.

She feeds herself small finger foods and her favorite food is cake (I’m already imagining a smash cake photo shoot for her third birthday!). This little one likes toys that make sounds and have flashing lights.

Ellie

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart conditions – ASD/VSD- complete endocardial cushion defect
Listed: Oct 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,258.00
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!
Gross motor skills: She can sit on her own. She can crawl with support of her hands and knees. She can stand up when holding on something. She can take steps when you holding her hands or side-walk when holding onto something. Self-care: She can hold her milk bottle with her hands. Fine motor skills: She can pass the item from one hand to the other. She can use her index finger to point to something. Cognition: She can imitate adults’ simple acts, such as clapping hands, giving hugs, etc. She understands something that cannot be seen exists. Social skills and emotion: She can make simple social acts, such as sharing her toys, giving hugs, or giving you a smile. She knows when you call her name. Speech skills: She knows you are talking about her when her name is heard. She will listen to you talking when you hold her. She expresses her needs with cries.

Ellie is a beautiful little girl, described as extroverted, active, and smiley. She is close to her foster grandmother, mother, and father and will get sad when they leave her. Ellie gets very excited and happy watching other children play! At the time her file was prepared, Ellie could make sounds and alert her foster grandmother that she had needed something by crying. She would crawl to touch her friends’ heads to express kindness. Ellie was also said to be a good sleeper and a good eater. She loves eating bananas. We’re hoping to get an update on Ellie and that her forever family sees her soon!

There is a $2,500 agency grant Ellie’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Elliot

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect)
Listed: Jun 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$25.00
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!
Elliot came into care when he was about one year old. He receives physical therapy and can now walk unsteadily without help. He wears a walking aid. He can understand instructions and speaks in single words. Elliot can use a spoon to eat his meals and is cooperative when playing games. Elliot is an active little boy who is very fond of playing with the other children. The agency has new video!

Ellen

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Aug 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$131.00
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!
Feb 2020 Update: Ellen is a beautiful and energetic little girl with a ready smile. She likes music and playing with toys. In December of 2016, Ellen entered a foster family. Ellen likes hugging and playing interactive games with her foster mother. She is a good eater and is not picky. She also sleeps soundly. Ellen can crawl, turn over, sit, and stand while holding objects. She imitates sounds she hears and will sometimes turn back to see who is calling her name. She can use her hands to hold her milk bottle and to pick-up objects. We sure hope to find her forever family soon!

June 2018 Update: Ellen has a lively character. She likes to watch TV and she likes to clap her hands and dance to music. She knows to how say mama and baba.

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Ellie’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Elinor

Girl, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, esotropia
Listed: Apr 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$600.00
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!
Elinor is as cute as a button!! Elinor’s caretakers say she is cheerful, active, curious, friendly, and that she has a warm personality. She is well-liked by all of her caretakers and the other children. Elinor is working hard to learn how to do things on her own, such as taking off her shoes and putting on her own clothes. She will even put her shoes in the shoe cabinet after taking them off. Elinor is so proud of herself when she does something on her own! She loves to be praised and finds the joy in the little things, such as touching the colorful pictures of flowers and small animals that are on the walls. Elinor loves to scribble, stack blocks, and imitate others. She has a strong imitating ability. Elinor can go up and down stairs on her own. She is also quite helpful! She will help her caretakers by folding towels and by taking the babies’ bottles to the sink, one by one. She will also take a tissue and wipe the mouths of the little ones, all on her own initiative. Elinor is a beautiful little girl with a terrific personality! She is getting good care while she waits. We can’t wait to see who her lucky family will be!

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

Eden

Girl, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,143.90
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Eden is an adorable little girl! She was born with down syndrome and congenital heart defects – VSD, double outlet of RV, and pulmonary stenosis. Eden is described by her caretakers as active, sweet, and very pretty. She loves music with a quick rhythm and toys that make sounds. She also enjoys snuggling with her caretakers and often called out mama when she needed something. Her file is outdated, but at the age of two, Eden was walking, needed reminders to go to the bathroom, was holding her own food, and was using single words. She loves to giggle when she is playing and when she is happy. Eden’s agency has received a written update, new pictures, and precious new videos!

Dylan

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2015
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$28.00
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!
Dylan is darling! What a little doll baby Dylan is! His file was made when he was only 7 months old so we are asking for an update. In the meantime…

His file states – The child is active, optimistic, restless and will cry when meeting with strangers. He will cry when he is hungry or when he wets his diaper. When teased the child can smile, seeing aunts who take care of him, he will move his limbs happily. Under the care and love of the caretakers in the institute, he can feel safe, happy and satisfaction. He has built a solid and close relation with his caretakers. It sounds like this boy has learned to attach which will make it easier for him to attach to his new family over time. Are you his Mama?

Dylan has a $6500 agency specific grant available with his current agency.

Drake

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2016
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$90.08
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Drake was found at about 2 months old and just turned 1 year old! He recognizes faces, isn’t afraid of strangers, and holds hands. Drake has down syndrome and is developing very well and in great physical shape. Drake is starting to talk and is on track to continue to thrive.

Duke

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)
Listed: Dec 2016
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$305.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Duke was abandoned at 2 months old. Upon admission to the orphanage, he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). His caretakers described him as an active, bright and smart kid. Duke has great gross motor skills. He can walk on his own, move around obstacles, and play actively, such as kicking and chasing a ball outside. He is well behaved and follows instructions from his teacher when given. Duke can imitate simple language such as dad, mom, and aunt. He is also able to have simple interactions with his caregivers. Duke knows his shapes, the names of clothes, and the names of five organs! His fine motor skills are good as well. He can pick up and move small objects, he can put shapes into their correct positions, and can hold a pen to color with.

Duke has good self-care ability. He can feed himself, put his shoes and socks on and off, help his caregiver receive and pass objects, wipe his own nose, and wash his hands and face without help. Duke does still wear a diaper. Duke is fond of listening to music, playing with toys, and playing games. He loves to play interactive games and his favorite toy is a light-up music box. Can Duke find a home with your family?

Dobie

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$27.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Dobie is a delightful little boy with a love for music and dancing. In April of 2016, Dobie was moved from his orphanage to a foster family. Dobie can say dad and mum and can turn his head when called. When strangers try to hold him, he goes to his foster parents and shakes his head, refusing to let them hold him. He can wave goodbye, clap his hands, and copy his foster mother’s dance moves, putting his hands up in the air and shaking his body to the beat. Dobie can stand up from a sitting position and walk short distances. He makes a lot of sounds and loves to babble. He seems to be very on target developmentally in comparison to other children with down syndrome his age.

Dobie enjoys playing with his older foster brother and playing outside. If his foster brother is being bossy, he will hit him with a toy and sometimes bite him- he certainly knows how to stand up for himself! Dobie loves it when his foster mom holds his hand and his foster mother says he is a smart and flexible little boy. He will take the bottle when someone fills it up to drink on his own. He likes to eat apples and jelly the most. Dobie can learn how to play with a toy quickly after being taught. He really likes the toy trumpet. Dobie also likes playing with small balls, toy cars, and watching tv.

Dino

Boy, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: May 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
This child has part of their grant donated by RODS Racing!
To accept this child’s grant, a family would also need to agree to share their contact information with RODS Racing.
$15,516.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Update from January 2021:  Dino is well behaved, a little shy, but when he knows you, he is quite active.  He is attached to his caretakers and knows how to make them happy. He knows to care for others. He likes hugs.

Dino enjoys cuddling and sometimes acts spoiled, but is obedient and gets along well with the other children. He is an active and restless little toddler, with a big smile and long eyelashes. He likes to sit in his stroller out in the sunshine, and will lift up his legs to peel off his socks! Dino has Down syndrome and has been diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (PDA), but has not received any surgery for it.

From a September 2018 update: Dino likes climbing and standing, but needed support for walking. He plays with other children, and will clap while looking in the mirror. He likes swinging with the children and building blocks with the other children during group class. He can tear paper and use his pincer fingers to grab things.  His language was not clear, but he will laugh and try to imitate sounds. He recognizes familiar people and understands adult facial expressions. He is a lively baby. After getting acquainted with others, he will often show a cute smile and two cute little dimples.  At this time he has not needed to undergo any heart surgery, as his heart is doing fine.

Devan

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$280.00
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!
When Devan was found abandoned in September 2014 it was estimated that he was about 1.5 years old. When Devan first arrived in the orphanage, he was a very unhappy baby who was very “weak and floppy”. The orphanage staff decided it would be best if he was placed with a loving experienced foster family. His foster mother worked with him diligently, and by 3 years old he was walking and potty trained. Devan does not speak well. He occasionally calls his foster father baba (dad) and sometimes when he is playing by himself he talks to himself, but others do not know what he is saying. With that being said, Devan is able to express his needs and wants. For example, whenever he gets a treat, such as a candy bar, he will place it in his foster mother’s hands and look up at her, letting her know that he wants her to open it for him. Devan has been able to learn some gestures. He will shake a persons hand when saying hello and wave good-bye to them when they leave.

Devan is described as quiet and well behaved. He likes to play with building blocks. He also enjoys playing with neighbor kids. He recently began attending school and has made great progress there.

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***