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JP

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

JP is a happy, chunky little dude … he has a very inquisitive personality – always wanting to see and be a part of what’s going on! When you come in the door, JP would be the first one to smile big, wave his hands, and giggle nonstop. It’s always play time for JP! When he attended a “baby class” his favorite thing to do was be buried in the ball pit, then jump up and scream! He would play in that ball pit all day if he could! JP also loves music… dancing and wiggling around, sometimes trying to make sounds along with the words. If he was ever upset, his caregiver would turn on his favorite songs and he’d be back to his happy self in no time – smiling and laughing. In July, JP was beginning to take his first steps independently and had become very comfortable walking around the room holding the wall/someone’s hand. He had also started to try and spoon feed himself a few bites of meals, however he would quickly give in and let the caregiver feed him so he could get food faster.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ace

Boy, born 2013

Other congenital malformations of limb(s)

Localization-related (focal)(partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures

 

 

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bryant

Boy, born 2018

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus

 

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Antonio

Boy, born 2016

Down Syndrome

 

 

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Jack

Boy, born 2009
PRC
bilateral microphthalmia with surgical removal of cataracts. He has low, but functional vision.

Jack is charismatic 8 year old boy who wants a family to take him home from the orphanage. Jack has low vision but doesn’t let that suppress his bright personality. He does have some vision and is amazing in his ability to see and identify colors and other objects. He was blessed to spend time in a small foster home for vision impaired children where he learned to speak English fluently.

Jack is funny, loving, bright and smart. He walks, runs, jumps, and goes up and down stairs independently. He loves dinosaurs that eat grass, and loves when people read him books about dinosaurs. He has a great sense of humor and outgoing personality. Jack charms everyone who meets him. In a family environment with he will thrive and grow to be the best he can be. He just needs that family to find him.

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Dawson

Boy, born 2015

Blind

 

Listed: Sept 2018

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Knox

Boy, born 2003

Down Syndrome
astigmatism
convergent concomitant strabismus
scoliosis
flat foot (pes planus)

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Preston

Boy, born 2010

Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy
Other organic personality and behavioural disorders due to brain disease, damage and dysfunction
Congenital deformity of feet
Nystagmus and other irregular eye movements
optic atrophy
epileptic syndrome

Listed: Sept 2018

From a family who knows him:
Preston is a very special boy who has already impacted many people in his short life. He lived with his birth family for his first four years until they felt they could not care for him anymore and put him in the baby house orphanage. In 2016 he was transferred from the baby house to an institution on the verge of death. Volunteers went to the institution in the night to help him and after many phone calls to authorities at the very top of the country’s government he was sent to a hospital instead of being left to die. That miraculous night started a train of events that brought Preston to the forefront of his country’s policies and procedures surrounding orphan care. Many people all over the country were outraged by his plight, and at the same time moved by his sweet spirit and beautiful smile.

Preston is a special case in that he is available for international adoption, but he lives with a local foster family. The foster family adore Preston and are are bonded to him. Although it breaks their hearts to release him, they know he needs to be adopted in order to live up to his full potential.

His list of diagnoses is daunting, but that list does not well represent the boy that we know so well. The Preston we know is a bright, social child that loves cars, trucks, sweets and animals and is deeply attached to his foster family. He loves to play like other boys, but his body just won’t cooperate, so he needs a lot of assistance in daily life. He doesn’t walk, but REALLY wants to. He understands everything that is said to him and wants to talk so bad! He tries to say some words, but is difficult to understand.

Preston will bring amazing joy to an adoptive family. He has already brought those who know him much joy and life. He is one loved boy!

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hope #

Girl:   2012

Listed: Sep/2018

Special needs: low birth weight (2nd degree of prematurity); infantile cerebral palsy – severe spastic quadriparesis; adenoid vegetation – condition after surgery; left kidney – drainage disturbances at the level of the pelvis; Right kidney – 2nd degree hydronephrosis; tumor formation was noticed dorsally at the basis of the neck; Ultrasound data: tumor formation – non-homogenous formation of fat density; most likely a lipoma r.suprascapularis; atheroma; convergent concomitant strabismus; delayed neuro-psychological development; significantly delayed psychomotor development; severe mental delay.

Hope makes steps when an adult holds her by both hands. She can move with a walker. Hope grabs and holds objects and demonstrates a grasp with a partially opposing thumb. She reaches an interesting object and examines it. Hope is a calm child and does not cry without a reason. She reacts positively to gestures – she smiles and rejoices. No aggression or self-aggression is observed. Hoe is showing more and more interest in interaction and engagement with toys. She listens to children’s songs and watches cartoons. Hope prefers to be among children and adults and would sometimes protest when she is alone.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for her.

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Baker

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral palsy

Baker is a, handsome, active, and talkative boy. Baker loves listening to music, playing games, and singing. He is known to share snacks with the other children around him and communicates well with his teachers and classmates. Baker is diagnosed with strabismus and cerebral palsy that affects his right side. As of 2016, he could walk up and down stairs, jump up with both feet, and stand on one foot. He was also able to catch a ball thrown to him. He knew the difference between big and small, inside and outside, could count to 10, and recognized shapes, colors and the days of the week. His vocabulary was rich and he could ask and answer questions appropriately. Baker has the best smile and is full of life! Don’t miss his videos!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Baker’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Stellan

Boy, born 2005
PRC
Morquio

**URGENT- AGING OUT!**

Stellan is a smart and sweet young man, born in April of 2005. Stellan’s file lists malformation of vertebral column as his special need, but it has been determined that he has Morquio (MPS). Stellan is a model student who loves not only language, but acting as well! He loves to draw, write, sing, and dance. He’s described as polite, respectful, outgoing, active, positive, and brave. Stellan is a great kid who leaves a strong impression on those who meet him. Be sure to watch his videos and read all the comments from visitors who have met him below! Stellan’s family must see him and get him home before early April of 2019!  Please help us spread the word about this amazing kid!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

Brand new video

One visitor said: “Stellan is a very special little boy I had the opportunity to meet this past spring. He has been in orphanage care all his life and yet at 13 years old, he is still waiting. He will age out in April of next year if a family doesn’t move forward soon. I was told he can transfer to his wheelchair independently and can walk for a bit with a walker and even join dance performances with his class for short amounts of time. When I met him, he was shy and polite and had a beautiful timid smile. A girl in his class started to sing and he joined in. When he finished he said he wasn’t as good as singing as she was and I told him he should do something he enjoyed and was good at. He chose to recite poetry for me. When I asked what he liked, he said he liked to read and when I asked what he didn’t like he said math. Things are not accessible in China for someone with mobility issues and his future does not look good if he doesn’t find a family. He was really sweet and appropriately shy around strangers, but with some encouragement he showed me his art and homework and he was so proud. In his class, there was an older girl matched with a family and he was so genuinely happy for her. There was also a boy who had aged out and the contrast was heartbreaking.”

A traveling mom who met Stellan said: “I met this fella in December of 2017. He is an absolute gem! Our new daughter, Clara, kept getting in his space and trying to push his chair. He really took her behavior in stride and was so patient and pleasant. There was just something so precious about him.”

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Stellan’s adoption with his current adoption agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

The LPA also has a $5,000 grant for his adoption!

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Darcy Joy

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Spinal meningocele

Determined Darcy is described by those who know her as joyful and optimistic. Darcy was a camper at an advocacy camp run by another agency in November of 2017. Agency reps and Darcy’s camp partner said that she was a true delight, full of personality. She was ready to go, go, go! Everyone at camp loved watching her facial expressions, as they said everything she was thinking. Her must watch camp video spotlights her sunny disposition and the exuberance she felt at camp. Darcy loved riding the bus, shopping, exploring, and eating.

Darcy was born with a spinal meningocele, which has been surgically removed, but she now has paralysis in her lower limbs. She is able to zip her wheelchair here and there and makes sure she puts herself in the middle of the action. She is said to be able to enjoy herself and that is absolutely true. She will find enjoyment in all that is going on around her. Darcy will be a gift to her family, but she desperately needs to find one so that she can share her joy not just with her family, but with the world! Do watch her video and help us find this waiting gem a forever family!

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There is a $1,000 agency grant for Darcy’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Oskar

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Oskar is an extroverted and handsome boy, born in July of 2010, who usually has a huge smile on his face, whether he is at home or at school! His smile is so amazing that he makes everyone around him happy just by being with him. Oskar lives with an English speaking foster family. He loves to play with other children as well as the family’s pets. He is behind other children from a motor standpoint, but his foster mother says he is very smart and points to all his body parts, can sort and stack blocks, and can problem solve. He has been receiving rehabilitation for his cerebral palsy and has continued to make gains. He has a walker and a wheelchair, but does not like to use them. He would rather hold an adult’s hand to walk. Oskar has an amazing spunk and determination. He is not speaking yet, but is learning sign language and now knows about 500 signs. This has really helped him communicate better with the adults around him. Oskar would benefit from continued use of basic sign language and speech therapy. We hope to find Oskar a family because we know he’ll not only make a great son, but that a family will be blessed daily by his presence.

September 2017 Update:    Oskar’s mental capability is like any other 7-year-old boy his age. He has CP (Cerebral Palsy). It does not affect him mentally, but it effects his walking and speaking. He also gets easier tired than other kids his age. At the end of the day he usually is so ready for bed. He is potty trained. Oskar is a very fun and active boy. He is so boy and his CP does not hold him back to want to do everything all the other boys do in his age. He is very extroverted and loves going outside. He loves sport, as in swimming, playing ball, taking walks (usually on his car). He is very competitive – which usually shows itself when we play board games. He is a very social boy and loves to hang out with his foster siblings and friends. His love language is touch. Hugging and kissing him as well as encouraging him with words of affirmation get the best out of him. Although he is usually very brave, he is afraid of the dark and won’t go anywhere if there is no light. When he came to his foster home, as a three-year-old, he had to learn what rules are and how to keep them. He has improved so much in the last four years. He sometimes still is a bit stubborn and tries to get his way through crying, but it is now much more according to his appropriate age. His foster family has found out, that if they explain to him ahead of time what will happen, why he will need to share something, why he will not be able to go along with them, why he should not do something or change his behavior, he then will obey very well.

When Oskar came to his foster home, he was only able to crawl. He now can walk by himself through the whole house. He can get up by himself and walk for a short distance. When holding onto a ladder, he can walk up some stairs. But as soon as goes out, he usually uses an electric wheelchair or a stroller to get somewhere. When they get to the place, he usually wants to get out of the wheelchair and walk around with their help. He is daily improving in his walking and his foster mom believes, that with some therapy and some support as in leg braces, he should be able to walk stable one day. But so far, he still needs support from us. His foster family is working on his fine motor skills. He still mostly scribbles. Not because he does not know his ABC, but because his fine motor skills with his hands are a bit hard for him. Last week though he wrote his name all by himself on a piece of paper, and it was readable. When his foster mom asks him to color a picture, he usually always draws out of the box. It makes him mad because he knows it should not look like that. Basically, he can pick up anything with his fingers, hold a pen, open stuff, just not draw very well. In the morning, he goes to Chinese kindergarten. In the afternoon, he is home-schooled in English, Math, and sign language (ASL). In Math, he is learning numbers from 1-20. We just started learning some addition. Books we use for him in Math as well as English are Kindergarten level (Pre K). He knows about 500 words in sign language by now, which has helped so much in communicated with him. He understands English as well as Chinese. He is very much attached to his foster mom and loves his foster siblings a lot. His social skills are good. When friends come over to play, he will find something to play with them. He especially likes hanging out with other boys his age. Even though he cannot speak, he will find a way to make them understand him. He had no problem with interacting with adults. Oskar has been living since the age of 3 in the same foster home. His foster mom is from Germany (but only speaks English to him). Before that he lived in the orphanage. He can only say a few words: mama, more, move; everything else he communicates in sign language. He can follow directions in three steps. He understands everything you say and can do it. He shares a room with his younger foster brother.

His foster mom only speaks English to him so his English is quite good. In his 4 years that he has been in his foster home, he has seen about 6 of his foster siblings being adopted. His foster mom openly talks about adoption and prepares the kids well for the possibility of being adopted. Oskar has been praying for his own mom and dad for a long time now. He understands what it means (as far as a kid can understand) and is waiting for his own mom and dad to show up. He also prays to have some siblings of his own, that will play with him. He has now even started to pray for grandparents of his own. His favorite color is green. If he plays a game it has to be green, if he gets clothes or a toy they have to be green, if he likes something it has to be green. Board games are his most favorite activity. But he also loves to play with toys, play Lego, play with superheroes, or go on outings. He also loves it to be read books to, or look at pictures books by himself. It is hard to say what his favorite toy is, since he does not have one in specific. He loves to play with cars, super heroes, look at books…. Any toy any other 7-year-old would like to play with.

$9.00 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!

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Hudson

Boy, born 2006
PRC
HIV+

Hudson is a great kid who is all boy. He spent about two years in the local orphanage, where he was taken care of by a blind couple who worked at the orphanage, before being moved to a group home with other children who also have HIV. Hudson is described as an active and talkative boy who likes to play games with his peers. He is sometimes impatient, but gets along well with other children and communicates easily with adults. He is close to three specific staff members at the group home. Though it’s not his favorite thing to do, Hudson does attend school where he is in 4th grade and his academic performance is average. His gross and fine motor skills are all normal- he can run, jump on one foot, catch a ball, and use chop sticks. Hudson enjoys playing with toys, listening to music, and playing video games. He is said to have a passion for computers and video games. The staff members say that if he is given the right supports and a chance, he could have a good chance to make big achievements in this field. Hudson is also a nature lover and enjoys being outdoors. He is very observant. Hudson is a little afraid of water and heights. Hudson’s care center hopes he can find a loving family who will love him for who he is, help him with his education, encourage him to pursue his passion, and give him the attention that only a forever family can.

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Hudson’s adoption with a specific agency.

$0.00 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!

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Musa #

Boy: 2007

Listed: Sep 2018

Musa –   He got very sick in 2015 and went through a number of procedures and while being in a hospital, his mother abandoned him. He is now cured although they keep monitoring him but he desperately needs a family to love and support him and to give back his faith into the family.

 Diagnosis: B-cell Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Relapse. Status after chemotherapy. Status after Radiation therapy – prophylactic Radiation therapy of Central nervous system (CNS).

Musa is well-mannered and well-meaning child. Follows the daily regime in the CFTA and every day marks progress. His vocabulary is still not very rich because he did not even know Bulgarian until two years ago. He still has some difficulties in choosing the right words. Musa constantly enriches his vocabulary and progresses in this area. His fine motor skills are very well developed, but he still has some difficulties with writing. He is learning to read and already recognizes the individual letters. Musa knows the geometric figures. Now he is able to solve simple tasks with addition and subtraction tasks. Due to the history of his placement and neglect, the child still has difficulties at school and his performance level is lower than this of his peers. But he is willing to learn and does his best.

Musa is quite shy, passive, silent and closed. He has difficulties in communication with strangers and difficult to trust. Musa does not like to be left alone and he is afraid of that. If things do not happen in the way he wanted, it is possible to close in himself. After spending some time in reasoning on what has happened, he realizes that closing in himself, may not be the best way to deal with problems.

In relationship with his peers, Musa is a leader. He has a fighting spirit and likes to win in the games. In his relationship with adults Musa shows respect for their authority. Obeys and seeks for their approval. This has largely contributed to the great progress the child has been making in the past two years.

In his spare time, Musa likes to play soccer. He also plays basketball. He also likes to color and to play on a tablet. His favorite color is blue. Favorite food sausages, dessert – ice-cream and fruit – banana. His favorite footballer is Ronaldo and dreams of becoming a soccer player when he grows up. From the animals he mostly likes dogs.

Musa has difficulties in talking for the adoption, but in general his attitude is positive.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

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Abner #

Boy: 2011

Listed: Sep 2018

Special needs: hyperkinetic conduct disorder, congenital cardiac malformation – in a condition after surgical correction, atypical autism*

*Abner’s social worker reported that according to the specialists, supervising Abner’s condition and development, the diagnosis of atypical autism is no longer valid and it will be deleted from Abner’s formal paperwork that is to be updated in the following months

Abner likes to keep himself busy exploring! His  favorite activities are the ones that include movement, such as going for a walk. He very much likes to spend time looking through books. He also likes all musical instruments and toys that play melodies and sounds. His favorite toy is a children’s laptop that plays songs. When he hears a melody he tries to dance.

There has been a progress in Abner’s speech development as he has started using a lot of words. He now forms sentences containing 3-4 words, albeit dyslexia is observed.

Donations can not be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Sofia

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome and congenital heart disease- ASD, VSD, and PDA

Sofia is an adorable little girl! One month after surgery to repair Sofia’s heart, it was discovered that her trachea had been injured while she was intubated during surgery. At that time, she underwent a tracheotomy and had a trach in place for three years, which was recently removed. Sofia’s unfortunate complication that occurred during her heart surgery led her to live in a rather fortunate situation. Because of her trach, her orphanage life has been lived in the orphanage hospital with a wonderful nanny who has raised her like a daughter.

Sofia is a smiley, outgoing, and confident child. She can dress herself, brush her teeth, and she is potty trained. She says simple words like mama, baba, ayi and jiejie. Sofia imitates others and copies hand movements, as you can see in her video when she is outside with the social worker. Sofia likes to play with others, listen to music, and play with all kinds of toys, but especially those that play music. She is interested in new things and playing games. She likes watching singing and dancing programs and she will shake her body with the music. She has a strong desire to perform. Sofia is closely attached to her caretaker and she enjoys cuddling and kissing her. She is helpful and kind to everyone, including visitors who she will move chairs for, say bye bye to, and blow kisses at. Sofia is just waiting for her turn to be part of a forever family and we are hoping that day will come soon!

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

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

$67.50 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!

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Ayla


Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (VSD and PDA)

Ayla is a beautiful little girl! Her file also mentions an umbilical hernia and pigeon chest/rib exstrophy briefly. Ayla joined a foster family in 2015 and is well loved by her foster family. She can walk unsupported and get dressed and undressed by herself, choosing her outfit because she likes to look pretty. She can count on her fingers and point to her nose and mouth if asked. She likes to dance with her foster sister too. Ayla can eat with a spoon by herself. She knows how to help do housework, picking up toys and putting them in the basket, helping put trash in the trash can, and dishes in the sink. She is fond of playing with other children. Ayla really enjoys books and being read to. When she was younger, she would point to the pictures in the book and babble, as if she was reading. She would sometimes even take the book and ‘read’ by herself. Ayla has really matured and shown a lot of growth since entering her foster home. She will clap her hands when being praised. Ayla uses single words and sometimes combines a couple words. Although her language skills are delayed, she understands what adults are saying and she is very interactive and good at imitating. Her foster mother describes her as cute, smart, active, and helpful. Ayla is being well prepared for life in a family, but is desperately in need of a family that will be hers forever. Could that family be yours?

Videos available, as well:  Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

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

$0.00 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!

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Emilia

Girl, born 2011

Down syndrome, severe mental retardation, cardiomyopathy

 

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

 

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

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Taylor

Girl, born summer 2016
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2018

Taylor is a beautiful baby girl with Down syndrome. She has straight black hair with brown eyes. Taylor has a beautiful smile that she extends to everyone she comes into contact with. She pays close attention to what is going on around her by following closely with her eyes. She enjoys holding and playing with a rattle, putting it in her mouth, and moving it from one hand to the other.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

$0.00 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!

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Davi

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Davi is an adorable baby boy, born in August of 2017, who is described his caretakers as quiet and lovely. Davi was born with down syndrome and congenital heart disease- VSD and ASD. He was weak as an infant because of the CHD, but received surgery to repair the ASD and VSD in March. A lot of improvement was seen after surgery. Davi has good physical development and flexible limbs. He can grasp and hold toys, raise and control his head, turn over freely, and sit with support. Davi is a smiley little guy who likes music and is curious about his toys. He can stretch out his hands to reach for toys ahead of him when he is sitting supported. He will also raise both of his hands to grab the toy hanging above him when he is lying on his back. Davi is good at tracking objects and people and can hear well. He will turn his head to the source of sound and when his name is called. Davi interacts well with familiar people. In fact, he loves spending time interacting with his caretaker more than anything else and will smile happily when teased. Who will be the lucky family to bring this sweetheart home while he’s still so young?

VIDEOS:   Video 1,   Video 2,   Video 3

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

$0.00 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!

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Felicia

Girl, born early 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Felicia is a beautiful little girl with a darling smile, born in February of 2012 with down syndrome. Felicia loves to play and is said to be lively and friendly. She is not a picky eater and likes a variety of foods. Felicia enjoys playing with rubber balls, colorful toys, and listening to music. Felicia is a happy little girl and we can’t wait to see what family is going to be so happy they said yes to this little sweetheart!

VIDEOS from 2016 when Felicia was listed with another agency:

Video 1

Video 2

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Felicia’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$0.00 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!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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Robby #

Boy: 2015

Listed: July 2018

Diagnosis: nonspecific reactive hepatitis. Hepatosplenomegalia. Heart malformation foramen ovale, initial lung hypertonia. Condition after hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy 2-3 degree. Hemoragia. Intraventricular bleeding 2 degree. bilateral otomastoidit – mastoidectomy in the right. Retention testicle in the left. Delay in the neuro-psychical development.

Robby is delayed in all aspects of his development, but has begun to make small gains in learning . He will interact with caregivers and other children if an activity is interesting to him. His attention span when working on tasks has begun to increase. He enjoys playing in the sensory room. He learns best with multiple repetitions of a task.

Donations can not be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Izzy

Girl, born 2011
Cerebral Palsy

Izzy has cerebral palsy. She transferred to her current home in June 2018 and has already made remarkable progress. She is incredibly bright, social, and affectionate. She previously had no exposure to English but now responds to several English commands. She also says several words such as “hi”, “bye”, and “more” and has picked up on several ASL signs which are used in the home. She communicates extremely well with vocalizations and gestures and is perceptive to body language and other social cues in communication. She is currently being potty trained and indicates when she has to use the toilet. She gets around the house quickly with crawling and scooting. She can pull to stand and remain standing with minimal support. She can walk with hand support or a reverse walker. She can self-feed. She loves playing games such as hot potato, duck duck goose, and catch. She has an infectious laugh and smile and brings a special energy and joy wherever she goes. She often seeks out trusted caregivers and requests hugs and kisses. She will turn her face from side to side to ensure she gets kisses on both cheeks. She would be an incredible gift to any family and has a huge capacity to learn and grow in a family environment.

A specific adoption agency has offered a grant of $5000, to an eligible family for adoption expenses.

$18.00 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!

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Ainsley

Girl, born 2014
Ankle contractures

Ainsley is listed as having cerebral palsy, but despite contractures (limited motion) in both ankles, none of her other muscles/joints seem to be affected. She has good motor control and strength. She is motivated to stand and walk. She pulls to stand and tries to stand in the middle of the floor throughout the day. Currently, her ankle contractures make it difficult for her to balance on her feet and stand independently. However, we are looking into treatment for her ankles and she is expected to be an independent walker after treatment. Ainsley transferred to her current home in June 2018 and has already made remarkable progress. She can crawl and scoot very quickly around the home. She loves playing with musical instruments and will seek them out to play with. She also likes playing catch and has quite a good arm for a small girl. She previously had no exposure to English but now responds to several English commands. She also says several words such as “hi”, “bye”, and her name. She has picked up on several ASL signs which are used in the home. She has an incredibly expressive face and loves making silly faces and expressions (such as repeatedly raising her eyebrows) to make others laugh. She loves engaging in playful connection games with trusted caregivers. She seeks out preferred caregivers for affection. She is very bright and perceptive. She has great potential to learn and would thrive in a family.

A specific adoption agency has offered a grant of $5000, to an eligible family for adoption expenses.

$27.00 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!

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Brian #

Brian
Boy: 2015

Listed: July 2018
Diagnosis: Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance. Foramen ovale persistens. Transient pulmonary hypertension. Pes equinovarus bilateralis. Severe delay in neuro-psychical development

Brian recognizes familiar adults and has formed an attachment to his favorite caregiver. He is uncomfortable around strangers. He is working with a physical therapist and a teacher on fine and gross motor skills. He can pick up toys and transfer them from hand to hand. His teacher reports that he understands what is being said to him and has recently begun responding to simple directions such as “give me”. He is able to sit unassisted and moves around in a baby walker.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

 

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Tony #

Boy: 2015

Listed: July 2018

Diagnosis: Spina Bifida

Tony had a shunt placed in December 2016. It is currently fully operational. His lower limbs are paralyzed as a result of the spina bifida. He crawls around using his arms and can pull up using his arms as well. He interacts with toys.  He follows simple instructions and can answer the question, “How old are you?” by showing the correct number of fingers. He is very interested in his environment and loves interacting with other people.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him

 

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Gavyn

Boy, born 2016

Other specified disorders of brain
Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition
Other specified congenital malformations
Double outlet right ventricle
Other specified congenital malformations of kidney
Chronic obstructive pyelonephritis
Chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Listed: July 2018

$0.00 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!

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Declan


Boy, born 2017

ventricular septal defect
Neonatal cerebral irritability
Other specified mental disorders due to known physiological condition

Listed: July 2018

 

$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!

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Luna

Girl, born 2014

Down syndrome
Myopia
Congenital absence, atresia and stenosis of large intestine, part unspecified

Listed: July 2018

 

$0.00 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!

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Mila #

Girl: 2016
Listed: July 2018

Mila

Diagnosis:  Hydrocephaly; Strabismus; G-tube feeding; delays in development

Mila turns her head towards sound and looks at people and objects of interest. She recognizes the faces of the staff. She can roll over, but still has difficulty with head control. She enjoys musical toys that spin and will focus on those for short periods of time.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for her.

Saydie

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Saydie is a precious baby girl, born in February of 2017 with down syndrome. She isn’t afraid to smile when she is happy or look serious when she is upset. Saydie is a quiet little one who enjoys being cuddled, listening to music, and playing with musical toys. She is able to distinguish between strangers and familiar people, but enjoys being around the people she knows. In December of 2017, she could hold her head up while lying on her stomach and roll from her back to her tummy all by herself. She could grab nearby toys, locate the source of sound, and visually follow moving objects. We hope Sadie’s forever family sees her and gets her home while she’s still so young!

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

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Penny

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Meet Penelope! She is a lovable and charming little girl who is 3 years old. Penelope came into care when she was about 6 months old. After a few months at the orphanage, she was placed with a foster family, where she has blossomed! Penelope was born with Down syndrome. She has an ASD, which as of her report in 2017, had required no treatment. Penelope has the typical delays seen with Down syndrome, but has accomplished a lot since joining her foster family. She is especially close to her older foster brother, and waits impatiently for him to come home from school. Sadly, even an excellent foster family is not a permanent solution for an orphan. Penelope needs a family who will become hers forever. This sweet little one is waiting!

There is an agency grant of $2,000 toward agency fees for a qualified family, with her current agency.

$0.00 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!

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Conner


Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

 

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

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

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

$0.00 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!

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Ronan

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

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.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$364.50 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!

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Remi

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: June 2018

Remi is the cutest little guy, born in June of 2017 with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- PFO. At the time his file was prepared, he had motor delays. He slept a lot and was said to be very mild-mannered. He loves colorful toys and being held by his caretaker. His caretaker loves how precious he looks when he falls asleep in her arms. Remi could be home before his 2nd birthday and we pray he is!

His foster mother will do some PT for him each day. He can move around on the mattress by himself. He will crawl to you if you shake the rattle to attract him. He will try hard to reach it. He can roll over well. He can hold a bottle to feed himself; he eats well. He can grab things well. He can take off his socks quickly.

Mental: He has down syndrome so his mental ability is behind normal kids. He likes music and will dance when he hears music.

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

$90.00 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!

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Lisa #

Age: 2
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy; Microcephaly; Symptomatic epilepsy; Developmental delay

Lisa is a happy and sociable little girl. She enjoys meeting new people and interacts with them appropriately. She responds to her name and verbalizes using sounds and syllables. She follows basic directions. Her motor skills are developing. Videos of Lisa show her playing with a ball and manipulating it appropriately. She currently moves around by crawling. She can take steps when holding 2 hands of an adult and can also move using a walker. She is receiving therapy to help develop her motor skills.
Photos and videos are available through the agency

 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found for Lisa!

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Penn #

Penn
Age: 10
Diagnosis: mental delays and behavior disturbances

The  child  is  able  to  communicate  with other  children, though his vocabulary is not at age level. He prefers to play alone, but will join in group games willingly if invited. He willingly forms relationships with adults. He has delays in academics, but works hard to learn new skills. His behavior is described as “unstable”

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Vernon #

Age: 2004

Listed: July 2018

SN:  epilepsy – rare seizures, after surgical intervention due to brain tumor – oligodendroglioma in the left temporo-parietal area; at this point he does not have any symptoms, related to the illness.

He is active during dynamic games. He rides a bicycle and has good coordination of his body in space. His IQ = 89, which is within the norm but he still has difficulties reading and makes spelling mistakes while writing and re-writing. He communicates freely with children and adults. He completed 7th grade and have an average results. He needs a guidance and support of loving parents. He wants to be adopted and agreed to meet the prospective parents.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Lainey

Girl, born 2007
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome, Hepatitis B

This 11 year old girl enjoys music, dancing, and drawing! She is described as helpful and often helps with the younger children in the care center by changing diapers and helping with mealtime. She came into care at 7 years old and birth history is unknown. Lainey attends an intervention class for Down’s syndrome children at her institution and then a 1st grade class three afternoons a week in the community. Educationally she is able to write and recognize alphabet letters, copy words, knows numbers up to 50, do simple addition, and is said to have beautiful handwriting. She understands most of what people say and has age appropriate motor skills. Lainey likes to wear dresses and loves anything that makes her look beautiful. She needs a loving prospective adoptive family that is knowledgeable about Down syndrome and can provide her with excellent access to therapies and education.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Vera

Girl, born 2015
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

This two year old is very affectionate and loves to be held and cuddled. Her caregivers describe her as a gentle and easy baby. She was born prematurely at 34 weeks and is diagnosed with Down syndrome. Developmentally she can crawl, pull to stand, sits unassisted, grasp objects, understand simple instructions, responds to her name, and uses simple gestures to communicate. She gets along well with her peers and enjoys when the older children hold her. It’s reported that she does need physical therapy to assist with her motor development. A loving prospective adoption family that is knowledgeable of her special needs and that can provide excellent access to therapies and special education would be best.

$247.50 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!

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Maurice

Boy, born 2007
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome, Hepatitis B

This 11 year old boy loves to do simple science experiments, dancing, and art activities. His caregivers describe him to be happy, extroverted, cooperative, and compassionate. He was approximately two months old when he entered into care and is diagnosed with Down syndrome and Hepatitis B. He attends a special education class at his care center but is said to have a short attention span. His caregivers report that he is extremely active and uses gestures or sounds to communicate. Maurice is reported to be protective of younger children, follow rules from known caregivers, and show remorse. He needs a prospective adoptive family familiar with Down syndrome who can provide excellent access to therapies and special education.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Sylvan

Boy, born 2007
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome

This older boy loves to be the center of attention and likes to be close to his teacher. He is diagnosed with Down syndrome. He is noted to have good gross motor skills and can ride a tricycle, run, climb, use utensils to eat, throw a ball, and stand on one foot. He has also learned to dress himself without assistance but is still learning additional self-help skills. He enjoys dancing, coloring, playing with dolls, and watching cartoons.  Sylvan has one close friend at his care center but does need additional assistance in social skills and learning to share toys. He currently attends a special education class at his care center and is reported to have a good attention span. His teacher notes that he can follow simple one-step instructions and remembers the names of most of his friends. He can say a few simple words and communicates with gestures.  This older boy would do best as the youngest in a family. He needs a prospective adoptive family familiar with Down syndrome who can provide excellent access to therapies and special education.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Colt

Boy, born 2015
S.E. Asia
Down syndrome, malnutrition, umbilical hernia, and microcytic anemia

This active and affectionate little boy came into care at approximately two months old. He is said to have an easy smile and enjoys joking with his caregivers. He especially likes being cuddled, hugged, and being held before bedtime. His caregivers report that he often explores objects placed around him and finds hidden things well. Despite some developmental delays he is progressing; he sits unsupported, crawls, pulls to stand, throws a ball, knows his name, babbles, and keeps good eye contact. This little guy needs a loving family who is knowledge of his special needs who can provide an excellent access to medical care and special education.

$225.00 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!

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Andre

Boy, born January 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Precious Andre is getting dangerously close to aging out. An older boy with his need can be difficult to match. Please don’t turn away.

From a family who met him: “My daughter lived with him in the same swi for 9 years. They were best friends. My family wants him to find his family. He was her best friend. She has not forgotten him and asks about him all the time. I know of many of you may not know me but if you knew my daughter you could see how far she has come since adoption. She is amazing. She is the sweetest most caring little girl anyone could ever know. I know this little boy has to be the same way. They had the same caregivers and shared many things. He only has a little over a year to find his family before he aged out.”

The odds are long, but Andre has a chance yet of finding his family!

From his file: As a younger kiddo (his file is 4 years old), Andre was said to like to be held and teased, liking to play with others. According to his file, he could not go to outside school so they arranged for him to go to the orphanage class room every day; where he is described as obedient. Even though his learning is slow, the teachers like him very much. Andre is said to like to watch TV, play blocks and to play outside. His file states that he likes to listen to music, is curious and likes taking a bath. This precious one is said to have good personal hygiene. If his hands are dirty, Andre will wash them and his face by himself. His file also states that he can put on and take off simple clothes such as pants, shoes and socks and can make beds.

*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

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Zoey

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Zoey is an adorable little girl, born in January of 2014 with down syndrome. Zoey had a recent update that described her as very smart, active, smiley, and outgoing. Her gross motor skills (walking, running, and jumping) are all on target for her age and she is doing well with fine motor skills too. Zoey can say simple words and is attending pre-school. She has been living with her foster family since January of 2017 and she is making great progress there! Zoey enjoys listening to music and playing with her toys, but she loves going outside the most! She is helpful when it comes to helping her foster mother around the house with chores. She especially likes to help her foster mom sweep the floors. She loves her foster siblings and likes to dance to the music with them. We can’t wait to see who Zoey’s lucky forever family will be! What a treasure she is!

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

$0.00 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!

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Evian #

Boy: 2009

Listed: 6/2018

Special needs: 1st degree of prematurity; dilatation of the rectum; allergic to cow’s milk protein; expressive language disorder; delayed neuro-psychological development; mild to moderate mental delay (according to the information published by the MOJ)

Evian is very active and agile. Well – developed motor skills for his age.

Evian’s emotional tone is positive. He presents as radiant and loving. He is able to express different emotions through facial expressions.

Evian follows verbal instructions, related to his everyday activities.

His passive and active vocabulary are getting improved. He is already able to say a few words. He strives to use words when answering questions.

He can glue figures, solve 6-parts puzzles and build towers and houses. Evian loves building with constructor and listening to music. Evian knows the basic colors – red, yellow and green.  His independence is also increasing through encouragement of the independent activities – dressing, undressing, putting on and off his shoes, tiding his toys, working materials, etc.

 

Donations can not be accepted until a family is found for him

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Delia

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Delia is a smiley girl who loves to give her caregivers hugs! They describe her as a quiet and obedient toddler. She especially enjoys music, and will shake her body when she hears a tune. She also enjoys playing with drums, the toy piano and shaking rattles. Delia has Down syndrome, but is not diagnosed with any other medical conditions. Her development is behind, but she has made progress at her own pace. At eight months old she could roll over, and a couple months later was sitting with support. When she turned one she was saying single syllables like “ma” and “ba.” By one and a half she could sit on her own and crawl. She likes playing hand clapping and finger pointing games, and is able to pick up small objects with her thumb and forefinger. If another child takes her toy, rather than cry she just goes and finds another toy, but next time she will hide from the child who took the toy from her! Delia is waiting for the lucky family who will enjoy all the hugs she hands out!

Delia’s current agency has a $4000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$9.00 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!

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Tasha

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: May 2018

Tasha is an active little girl, and enjoys music and playing with toys. A good mimic, she has rich facial expressions and likes to play in front of the mirror and watch herself. She is very affectionate and will often crawl to other people to play, and then kiss them on the forehead! She is attached to her teachers and knows how to play hand-clapping games or touch noses with them. Tasha is diagnosed with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect (VSD, PFO). She had a few surgical procedures for her heart condition in April 2016. At 4 months old she would stare at people and was attentive to sound. She would laugh when given attention at 7 months. At just over two years old she was able to crawl on her hands and knees, stand and walk. She knew her name and would respond when called, and though she was not yet using words she was able to express her needs. She could copy her teacher to mimic touching her ears, nose, clapping hands, blowing kisses, and high fives! Tasha is waiting for a family to share her life with. She is in need of love and encourage to help her grow!

Tasha’s current agency has a $4000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$18.00 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!

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York

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down Syndrome, exotropia

Listed: May 2018

York is a joyful baby who loves to be tickled! He eats and sleeps well, and knows his name and turns when he is called. He is diagnosed with Down syndrome, as well as exotropia, and his development is delayed. At four months old, York could track moving objects and turn to familiar people. Within a couple months he grew much stronger, though he didn’t like to practice sitting up! He could be held up, and was able to kick his legs and pat with his hands. By nine months he could sit stably on his own, and since turning one year old he can now roll over and crawl. He is able to grasp nearby toys, and is especially interested when he sees a new toy! In November 2017, he joined a foster family in order to get more attentive care, but York truly needs a permanent family to ensure he gets the care he needs!

York’s current agency has a $4000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$1,538.95 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!

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Dino

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: May 2018

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. After just 3 months following his admission into the orphanage, he still couldn’t raise his head due to low muscle strength in his neck. He began receiving rehabilitation and early intervention training to increase the strength of his muscles. Three to six months after beginning the training, he was able to raise his head, turn over without help, sit alone for about 1 minute, and grab on to large objects with both hands. When he turned one year old he drew lots and chose the pen right away, so his foster mother believes he will be a writer! Shortly after his first birthday he could make ‘yiyiyaya’ sounds and recognize his name when called. He is waiting for a home to call his own and for a family to love him unconditionally.

Dino has a $4000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$36.00 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!

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Betsy

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down Syndrome, Burn scar on L leg, birthmark on R leg

Listed: May 2018

Betsy enjoys playing with toys, looking at picture books, and she especially loves outdoor activities. Her favorite toys are rubber balls she can throw, though she doesn’t really aim where she throws them yet! She has a good appetite and can feed herself with a spoon. Betsy has Down syndrome, and her medical notes a history of elevated liver enzymes (ALT). She also has a burn scar on her left leg and a birthmark on her right leg. She can walk, go up and down stairs, and stand on one foot for several seconds! She will verbally express her needs as well as use sign language when asking for things. Her fine motor skills are developing well; she can pour water back and forth without spilling it, stack eight blocks and put on her shoes! She can say several simple words such as dad, sister, bye, and aunt and imitates other words as well. Her greatest need is for a family to step forward for her and show her a wonderful childhood.

Betsy’s agency has a $4000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$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!

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Brodan

Boy, born 2013

sweet smile! 🙂

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Unspecified personality and behavioral disorder due to known physiological condition
Esotropia
Other acquired deformities of limbs
Flaccid paraplegia
Vasomotor rhinitis
Hypertrophy of adenoids

Listed: May 2018

$148.50 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!

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Kerri

Girl, born 2017

spina bifida,
arnold chiari syndrome
congenital malformation of optic disc
arthrogryposis

Listed: May 2018

$0.00 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!

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Dominique

Girl, born 2017

arthrogryposis
spina bifida
congenital hips dislocated

Listed: May 2018

$0.00 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!

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Lainey

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Cerebral Palsy or SMA

Listed: May 2018

Lainey is a beautiful and special little girl, born in August of 2012. She is thoughtful, talkative, and adored by her caretakers at Alenah’s Home. Lainey likes to listen to music, paint, and spend time with her friends. She has a beautiful smile that just warms your heart and a light about her that makes you just want to love her! Lainey loves dolls, especially Anna and Elsa from Frozen. She also likes story books and will let the volunteers read a story for her. Her language development is excellent and she enjoys conversing with others and especially asking ‘Why?’ Lainey can use her arms much more than her legs right now. She can use a cup to drink water or milk, and she can stack blocks. Lainey can sit with support, but cannot walk, as she was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy (weak lower limbs only).

There is a strong possibility that Lainey actually has SMA (spinal muscular atrophy), which is a genetic disease which affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord. https://www.mda.org/disease/spinal-muscular-atrophy There are different types of SMA and a lot of research is being done in this area. There is a new drug called Nusinersen being used in clinical trials that is showing promise to treat some patients with SMA. We hope Lainey will soon find a loving who will help her get the medical care she needs.

$265.50 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!

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Tyree

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Tyree is a sweet little boy, born in December of 2011 with down syndrome. Tyree goes to class in the rehabilitation and education classroom of the orphanage from 8:00 to 2:00 Monday through Saturday. He is said to be an active and positive boy with a pair of charming eyes. He can put on and take off his clothes, wash his face, and eat independently. Tyree likes to help his foster dad and mom clean the table, put the bowls and chairs in place, and put toys back in the toy box. He is positive at school and is interested in new things. He gets along well with the other classmates and they, along with his teacher, all like him. Tyree enjoys listening to music, dancing, and playing with toy blocks and balls. His favorite programs are Spiderman, Boonie Bears, and Pilgrimage to the West. Dancing is Tyree’s specialty though! Tyree’s caretakers note that he has good motor and mental development. We hope that Tyree’s forever family sees him soon!

VIDEO:   https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-ty

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

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

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Eliza Jane

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Listed: May 2018

Eliza is a delightful little one who turned 2 years old in March! She is such a happy and social little girl. Eliza was born with Down syndrome, and has the typical motor delays. She has had surgery to correct her heart issues; ASD/VSD/PDA, and has recovered well. Eliza lives with a foster family, to whom she is very close. She loves to play, and loves toys that make music. She is spunky, sweet, and waiting for a family of her own! There are many recent photos and videos in her file! ​

Video

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

$18.00 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!

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Parker John


Boy, born 2014
PRC
DS/CHD (post surgery)

Listed: May 2018

Wanted: family who loves to laugh, play together, and has room for one more! Parker is looking for you! This handsome guy is 4 years old, and waiting. Parker has Down syndrome with the typical delays. He is very outgoing, loves to play, loves musical toys, and is very sweet. He had surgery in 2014 for a heart issue (PDA) and recovered well. His file states he has an ectopic kidney on the right side. This means the kidney sits in an abnormal position. In most cases, this causes no issues at all, but there is a chance it can lead to later kidney stones or infection. He has had no issues with this to date. Parker needs a family who will love him, and be by his side as he grows and learns.

$0.00 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!

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Becky #

Girl: 2015
Special needs: spina bifida; hydrocephalus, condition after VP shunt; convergent concomitant strabismus

Listed: May 2018

Becky is a calm child, with positive emotional tone. She is able to demonstrate various reactions of content and discontent. She smiles when spoken to and laughs out loud when jested. Becky recognizes her caregivers and calls them by their names. She is sociable and loves being around adults and other children in her group. A significant increase of words in the child’s passive and active vocabulary has been observed in recent months. The number of words she can pronounce is constantly increasing. She understands adults’ speech. Becky answers questions appropriately. She initiates verbal interaction on her own and performs simple instructions. Becky enjoys playing with toys and she can play continuously with them. She plays with toys in accordance with their purpose. Becky is not a picky eater. She has good appetite and is gaining weight. Her sleep is calm.

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

 

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Patti

Girl, born 2008
PRC
Spina bifida, kidney issues, hydronphrosis, and lower extremity paralysis

Listed: May 2018

Patti is a sweet 10 year old that has been through some tragic experiences. She was hosted in the US in 2015 and her file was later prepared for adoption. In 2015 her host family states she had great self care skills, could crawl and wheel her own chair. She is very smart and gentle. In her recent pictures, it looks as if Patti has lost her spirit. She is known to stay a little sicker than her peers. Patti is in need of a family to help her reach her potential and seek care for her urological issues. She was continent of stool at hosting and timed voiding helped with urinary incontinence. Her placing agency has videos and more pictures available.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Georgie

Boy, born 2014
Blind

Listed: May 2018

Georgie was transferred to his current home in April 2018. He had experienced neglect and under-stimulation in his previous orphanage but already his development is progressing and we look forward to seeing Georgie learn and explore the world. Georgie is functionally blind and has very little light perception. He has been doing so well in his transition into this new chapter of life. Everyday we are more captivated by his bubbly, sweet, gentle disposition.

Georgie is rapidly changing and developing. He is learning how to scoot around, bear weight, and explore with his hands. He had no experience in his previous home with self feeding, but already is making great progress and is self feeding with minimal support. He had no English exposure previously, but in just a month his English understanding is already developing and he responds to several commands. He is weak, but gaining strength. He can pull up to a stand using a surface for support.

Georgie loves making silly noises and often vocalizes silly babbles, finds interesting surfaces to tap on, or picks things up and throws them to hear their clatter. Georgie is very social. He loves to be held and swung around. He sometimes whimpers when he is put down and communicates non-verbally that he wants to be held. He mimics sounds others make and often bursts with excited laughter when playing with other adults and children. We are so excited to see him begin to hit the milestones he is already working towards.

$175.50 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!

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Joely

Girl, born Sept 2013

oculo-auriculo-vertebral (OAV) syndrome (known as Goldenhar syndrome)

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: May 2018

Joely is full of energy and vibrancy. Joely was born with a cleft palate, a deformed/missing right ear, a small meningocele (soft fluid filled mass) at the back of her head, and Congenital Heart Disease – Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). In February of 2014, Joely was diagnosed by the genetics doctor with Oculo Auriculo Vertebral Spectrum. In 2017, she had an operation to repair her cleft palate; however, there are still two small holes in her palate which will need to be repaired again. Her surgeons have stated that her meningocele would need an operation in the future, but that it is not urgent. Her doctor recommends continual regular monitoring and checkups with a pediatric cardiologist, but does not see the need for surgery at this point. She shows no signs of heart problems at this time. Joely is fit and active and does not tire easily.

Because of Joely’s delays, she currently has weekly occupational and speech therapy as per recommendations. She really enjoys her sessions. Despite her wide range of medical concerns, Joely is really thriving. She started attending the local nursery school this year and is adapting well. Her teachers are very fond of her and she holds her own in a class of her peers. Although she is talking, her speech is delayed and she is often difficult to understand, especially for strangers. Her house parents understand her well. Joely is more than capable of making her needs and wants known using a combination of words with facial and hand gestures. She is independent and likes to do things by herself if she can, but will willingly accept help when needed. She follows her daily routine well. She has become more affectionate over the last 6 months and enjoys all the activities at the child caring agency, especially singing in the nightly devotions. Despite the holes in her palate, Joely is a good eater and enjoys all kinds of foods. She has friends within the center but can be a little rough with younger children. She does well with older children, as she models their behavior. She can be boisterous at times, but she has shown a much higher level of self-control since she started nursery school. Joely will continue to develop and catch up with the consistency and love of a forever family who have good medical resources and therapists at hand.

*Photos and video are available for seriously interested families. Joely is from a small Asian country. Per her country’s regulations, pictures and videos can only be shared with seriously interested families directly and are not allowed to be shared publicly. Joely’s file is listed with multiple agencies with a sending program from this country and approval is dependent on the head of adoption in this particular country.

There is a $500 agency grant for Joely’s adoption with a specific agency.

$0.00 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!

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Oaklee

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Bladder exstrophy and anal atresia

Listed: April 2018

Oaklee is the cutest little boy, born in October of 2013, who is also reported to be very happy and smart. Oaklee has no intellectual or physical disabilities. He likes cartoons, musical toys, singing, dancing, and being cuddled. He likes eating chicken and noodles, but doesn’t like sweets. Oaklee’s medical needs don’t slow him down. He runs, jumps, skips, and climbs stairs. He speaks in full sentences, can converse with adults, and likes to ask questions. Oaklee was born with exstrophy of his bladder and anal atresia. Oaklee had an operation in August of 2016 and because of complications, he had another procedure in September of 2016. The surgeries he had done were not done well and part or all of his colon was removed, which has caused him to have bowel incontinence. He has a ureterostomy on the right side. Oaklee suffers frequent and severe UTI’s and is still in need of additional surgeries ASAP.

Oaklee is very smart, a charmer, talkative, and very capable. He can dress himself, feed himself, and is also able to empty his urostomy bag and seal it up again all by himself. He can be shy with strangers, but once he warms up he loves to be the center of attention and can be quite the performer. Little Flower considers his medical needs urgent and hopes a family will come forward quickly and that his adoption can be expedited. We hope to find a family for Oaklee as soon as possible so he can get home and get the procedures he so desperately needs!

The agency has video available. There is a $1,500 agency grant for Oaklee’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

$0.00 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!

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Celia

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

This is Celia! She has just turned 4 years old. Celia came into care when she was about 3 months old. She was left with a birthday note, and some money to help with her care. Celia has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She had a small procedure to remove a branchial cleft cyst, which healed without issue, and has left a very small scar. Celia has the typical developmental delays expected with Down syndrome, but is progressing well. She is very social, active, and loves her nannies. Celia loves to play with toys, and is especially fond of music. She is waiting for a family!

$0.00 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!

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Knox

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Knox is an adorable little boy! He was placed in a foster family in June of 2016 and he seems to get along well with all members of the family, but is very attached to his foster mom. Knox feeds himself and sits independently. At the time Knox’s file was prepared, he could follow simple instructions and could sit, crawl, and stand independently. He claps his hands when he sees his friends coming and likes to wave goodbye too. He vocalizes and says a few simple words, such as mom and dad. Knox is described by his caretakers as active, chubby, and adaptable. He smiles when praised, likes to be held, enjoys listening to stories, and likes to ask for hugs from people who are familiar to him. We can’t wait to see this little guy continue to grow in a forever family of his own!

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

$0.00 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!

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Kaleb

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down Syndrome; Endocrine disorder

Listed: April 2018

Kaleb is a handsome and happy little boy, born in April of 2014 with down syndrome and an endocrine disorder. Kaleb likes to listen to music and play games. He is described as gentle, quiet, and shy. When he needs comfort, he will ask his caregiver for a hug. Kaleb can dress himself, put shoes on, and eat with a spoon, even if he might make a mess sometimes. He moves fast and can step over small chairs, get on tables, go up and down stairs, run, and jump. He is able to say simple words such as ‘mom’, ‘thank you’, ‘bye’, and other two syllable words. Though he doesn’t go to school, he is currently attending a pre-school education class in the orphanage along with ten other children. He is able to understand and follow instructions given by the caregivers. In October of 2015, a lab test showed that his blood thyroid hormone (T4) was low. He has since been taking medication and is regularly examined. Kaleb really likes to eat sweets, such as cake, candy, and other snacks. He also enjoys playing games and can be more focused than others if he is interested. He is described as cheerful, active, and is noted to get along well with the other children.

Kaleb joined an In-Orphanage Care Center in October of 2015.  The care center hires, trains and oversees nannies caring for a designated group of children with special needs. Staff say that Kaleb has brought a lot of joy and love to their room ever since! He is a happy little fellow with a big smile and a sweet personality. He loves cuddling and is often found crawling into somebody’s lap. Kaleb has a contagious laugh and he adds so much joy wherever he goes.

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Kaleb’s adoption with his current agency. Kaleb needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold his file or move forward with adopting him.

$152.00 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!

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Melanie

Girl, born 2008

Listed: April 2018

Intellectual disability. No spasticity. She walks independently but her gait is a bit weak. Social, interactive, beautiful, engaging, loveable child with a sense of humor who loves to laugh. She can feed herself. She has good receptive language in her native language, but is non-verbal.

She can imitate some sounds. Enjoys playing with musical toys, toys that stack, toys with small parts that fit inside, trying to trace letters with chalk, and throwing and trying to catch balls. Able to concentrate on one toy for a sustained period of time.

Follows directions well. Prefers soft solid foods and favorite food is eggs. Loves the beach. She can go up and down stairs by herself holding the railing. She enjoys being with other people and is friendly with adults and children.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Luna

Girl, age 8
CO-4

Blind

Listed: April 2018

Super sweet Luna reads and writes in Braille, and uses an abacus for math. She is described as resilient and extroverted! She loves to swim, play music and sing. Luna wants to be a lawyer when she grows up.

Luna wants a family where she can be the youngest child, and get lots of attention from a mom and a dad.

$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!

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Owen

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Owen is a smiley, energetic and intelligent 2 ½ old little boy.  Owen has a good appetite and loves bath time. He is very active, he loves to walk and run.  Owen enjoys playing with colorful toys such as dolls and toy cars, as well as with the other children and he loves being outside. He loves to clap, wave goodbye and give hugs. His emotional development is similar to children his age and he has bonded very well with his caretakers and teachers. We do have updated videos on Owen that show him walking and running without assistance as well as his sweet personality that can be seen in the comments of this post.

$0.00 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!

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Kristal

Girl, 12 years old

blind

CO-4

Listed: April 2018

Kristal is learning braille, and wants to be a musician. She also likes science. She’s said to be peaceful, organized, and pays attention to details. She would really like to have siblings.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Grayson

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Congenital heart defects (including single ventricle, double outlet right ventricle, pulmonary artery stenosis, VSD, ASD); He has had three surgeries

Listed: April 2018

Heart Warrior Grayson is a handsome 10-year-old boy who is said to be positive, active, smart, respectful, and loving. He enjoys sliding and riding the wooden horse out in the playground. Caregivers describe him as compliant, and a talkative child who communicates well. Grayson is diagnosed with congenital heart defects (including single ventricle, double outlet right ventricle, pulmonary artery stenosis, VSD, ASD) and has had three surgical procedures. As of his report from August 2016, he can walk freely, go up and down the stairs without support, and feed himself. He brushed teeth and washes his face after getting out of bed in the mornings. He attends school in the orphanage and is reported to be a smart boy. He was often praised by his teachers and liked to share interesting things that happened in school after he came back to his caregivers. He can sing and read poems and he gets along well with the other children around him. He says he loves the welfare institute and the big “family” there but also hopes to have his own a family with loving dad and mom! Could you be his family that he’s dreaming of?

The agency has several videos available.

Grayson has a $4000 grant available with his current adoption agency.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Margaret


Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, nystagmus, congenital heart defects (PFO and ASD)

Listed: April 2018

Margaret is a sweet baby girl, born July of 2016, with a gentle disposition and a ready smile. She is closest to the caretaker in her room and her caretaker would add that she is active and lovely. Margaret likes listening to music and playing with toys, especially musical toys and toys that are brightly colored. Margaret can roll over, sit independently, and army crawl. Her fine motor skills are good. Margaret has typical delays in language and cognition for a child with down syndrome. She can make sounds and she is a good sleeper. Margaret’s official diagnosis is just down syndrome, but within her file it notes that Margaret has and . We hope Margaret will find a family while she is still so young!

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

$0.00 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!

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Elinor

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, esotropia

Listed: April 2018

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.

$0.00 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!

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Marshall

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

Marshall is an absolutely adorable little boy! He has the most beautiful smile and he loves to be cuddled. Marshall will shyly look at strangers when he is being held. He can hold a pencil and write lines on paper. He will point out pictures in books and turn the pages too. Marshall likes to imitate others and play with toys. He can use a spoon to eat, but sometimes needs help. He is not a picky eater and his favorite foods are meats, fish, and eggs. Marshall can understand some simple sentences and he can imitate some single syllable sounds. He can walk independently, go up and down stairs, play on a scooter, and throw a ball. Marshall’s favorite toys are balls, blocks, and toy trains. An adoptive parent who met Marshall said, “We met Marshall on one of our trips to his orphanage. He is a sweet, content little love. He was friends with my daughter and just seemed like such a happy little fella. He loves to play and dance. Love him so and praying someone will go get him!!”

Marshall has a family out there who just needs to see him! Could today be that day?

VIDEO of Marshall:  https://vimeo.com/143268985

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

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  From May 15 through Dec 31, 2018, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$0.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!