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Girl, born 2010
PRC
Rare Chromosome Disorder: Chromosome 15 Ring

Listed: May 2020

Violet is a very petite girl, born in September of 2010, who appears much younger than her age. She is very shy and afraid of strangers, but is extroverted and cheerful around her caretakers. In fact, this cuddly girl loves to be held by her nannies. She gets along with the other children and likes to play games with them. Though she is behind other children her age, Violet continues to make progress in her development. She now speaks in short sentences, such as “I want to eat that” and she can answer yes or no questions. When she became scared of a stranger visiting, she told her nanny “I want to leave.” Despite Violet’s tiny size, she can run very fast and is able to go up and down stairs by holding the railing. Her self-care is good. She feeds and dresses herself and can climb up into a bed that’s taller than she is. She can point to body parts when asked and can do simple counting. She is also able to follow basic directions.

Violet is diagnosed with developmental delays and a congenital heart defect-VSD, that she has received surgery for. Though she was previously on a medication for pulmonary hypertension, she is no longer taking any medication. She was not re-tested for PH. Violet also had a test that showed a ring abnormality of chromosome 15. You can read more about that here.

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Agency staff who met Violet said that it appears to be understaffed based on observations and conversations with caregivers, with a higher than typical child to caregiver ratio. As a result, most of the children do not receive any rehabilitative services or therapies. Most of the children do not attend school and do not receive any lessons within the orphanage. Many of the children spend most of their time in their crib. Due to this, these children may have delays more significant than typical institutionalization. This could potentially be part of why Violet has developmental delays. Though she is behind other children her age, Violet continues to make progress in her development. She needs a patient, gentle, and loving family to help her adjust and provide the stimulation and nourishment she needs to learn and grow.

A family that traveled more recently said: “The children in this orphanage are in a group of 13 (ages 6-13) with 3-4 nannies. They were happy and loved, excited to see us and all smiles. My daughter has been home since 1/28/20 and learned English words and how to write her name in country. They watched Paw Patrol and other cartoons and have learned preschool skills from the shows. They do not go to school, but do have craft classes. My daughter can cut with sisters, paint, draw, and color in the lines, so I know someone worked with her. I met Violet and she is very sweet and social.”

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

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

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Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

One and a half year old Derrick is a loving and cuddly boy. His file states that he can roll over on his own and lift his head when laying on his stomach. Derek enjoys touching his caretakers face and will laugh out loud.

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

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Girl, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Nearly two year old Diana is described as a giggly and cuddly girl. Her file states that she can hold her head up while lying on her stomach. Diana responds to her name being called and smiles at those she knows. She likes toys that make sounds and being cuddled. Diana has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).

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

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Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, hypospadias

Precious Mickey is described as mild-mannered and quiet. He loves when his caretakers hold him and chat with him! Mickey was born with Down syndrome, CHD- VSD and PFO, and hypospadias. In September of 2017, Mickey had heart surgery to repair his VSD and PFO, along with PDA ligation. Mickey is close with his caretaker and he loves playing with toys that are bright colored and make sounds. Mickey’s best buddies are two little boys we’ve been advocating for as Calvin and Torin. We sure hope all three of these precious little boys find their families soon and we have requested an update on Mickey!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Mickey’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!

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (VSD)

Taliyah is a beautiful, quiet, and shy little girl, born in June of 2016 with Down syndrome and CHD-VSD. Taliyah’s caretakers say that she likes listening to music, playing with toys, and hanging out in her walker. Taliyah will smile readily and she gets along well with others. She likes noisy places and spending time playing in the special education room. Taliyah’s favorite food is an apple. She is a sound sleeper. She can imitate drawing lines and shapes and can catch a ball. Taliyah’s file is brand new and the agency has requested an update to hopefully get some videos of this precious little girl!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Taliyah’s adoption with her current adoption agency!

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

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Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Four and a half year old Kylie is described as outgoing and active. Her 2017 report states that she laughs loudly when happy and she can say a few simple words, such as “mom” and “dad”. Kylie can stand when holding onto a support and she has strong hand strength. Her file states she can follow objects with her eyes and moves around using a baby walker. Kylie enjoys playing with others.

$29.50 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!

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2020

New pic & video from May 2020!

Camille is an adorable little girl, who is said to be active and smiley. Camille can walk, run, and go up and down stairs. She has a strong imitating ability and likes holding writing utensils to scribble. Camille recognizes her name and understands simple instructions. She occasionally calls “mama.” Camille can build a tower with blocks and she enjoys chasing adults and listening to musical toys. She also likes playing with other children and wants to excel.

Camille’s gross motor skills are basically normal. She can walk, run, and jump independently, but her balance ability lags other kids of her age. Her fine motor skills are generally normal. She can independently complete finger pinching, eating, washing hands, washing face, etc., but her coordination skills are relatively poor. She clearly speaks “Mama, Ayi (aunt), Chifan(eat rice), Nihao(hello), bye-bye, Zuo(sit down).” However, she doesn’t usually speak clearly. Sometimes when she says a word, she will utter “ah ah ah” in a hurry. She understands instructions, such as “throw the rubbish into the garbage can” and “set the table and chairs for lunch/dinner.”

When seeing caretakers standing and feeding other kids, Camille would bring a stool and ask the caretakers to have a seat. She is gentle in character and gets along with other kids peacefully. She has strong imitation ability, such as learning from her caretakers how to fold clothes and quilts. When watching TV, she will imitate dancing. She is extroverted and very enthusiastic towards visitors. She is not picky about food and she has a good sleep at night.

Camille has a $1,000 agency grant for her adoption with her current adoption agency.

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Two and a half year old Nolin is described as introverted, shy, and with a ready smile. His report from 2019 states that he can babble, imitate words, sit on his own, and stand with support. His file shows that he can express his needs through body language. Nolin is fond of listening to music, singing, and playing on a toy drum set. Nolin has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease.

Nolin has a $1500 agency specific grant from his current agency.

$33.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, post-op CHD

Esme is described as outgoing, active, and social. Her 2017 report states that she uses sounds and actions to communicate her needs. Esme’s file also states that she can sand while holding a handrail. She enjoys throwing an object on the ground and will giggle happily. Esme has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and postoperative congenital heart disease.

$10.00 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!

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD-ASD

Update and video from May 2020!
Rae is described as gentle and quiet.  She is relatively weak physically and delayed in terms of gross motor skills and speech development.  She’s not yet potty-trained. She holds her bottle and drinks milk. She can sit up on her own, but she cannot run, jump, or climb up/down stairs. When playing, she occasionally reached out his hand. She cannot pick up tiny things yet. Rae doesn’t have any schooling, and isn’t particularly attached to a caregivers. She’s begun to utter one syllable sounds. Her file says she likes to play hide and seek — I bet she’s adorable playing “Peek a boo”! Please help this tiny girl find her family, where she’ll be loved and treasured for exactly who she is.

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Precious Rae has the most expressive faces! Rae was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD. She was reported to have developmental delays commonly seen with children with Down syndrome, but she has been diligently working to meet milestones. Rae’s caregivers say that she is calm and easy-going. At the time her file was prepared, she loved when her caregivers would give her a massage and when they would hold her and talk to her. When the nanny would tell her stories, she would quietly listen and when the nanny would call on her, she would look at the nanny. Little Rae desperately needs an update and we’re hoping one will come for her soon!

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

$247.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2014
PRC
Bullous ichthyosiform erythroderma

Additional photos and video available.

Tristan has a severe skin condition. Look at that smile in spite of what must be very painful and itchy sores. A report from August 2018 says the following:

Tristan has a pair of bright eyes. He has a smile, he is so shy and cute when he laughs. He loves clean. Although he is young, he always spreads out the little towel, puts the bowel and spoon on the towel and has a meal carefully each time when it’s time for a meal. He knows to clean his face and mouth after a meal, and tells the caretaker that he eats over. When the caretaker praises him “well done”, he shows his happy smile. He likes all kinds of snacks and his favorite foods are ships and chocolates; he also loves all kinds of fruits, such as apple and pear. His favorite fruits are bananas. He is fond of watching cartoon; sometimes when there is familiar music from TV, he knows to sing follow it. His favorite cartoon is Boonie Bears. He sleeps alone in his cradle.

Tristan can go upstairs and downstairs without help, can jump off floor with both feet, can go upstairs one foot per step, can hold a pen with right hand, can hold a pen with full hand and scribbles on the book. He also can grasp a small ball with his hand, throw the ball away. He knows red color, count numerals of 1-5. He is fond of playing with toys. He is happiest when he is playing with toys. Usually he can play with toys alone over 10 minutes. He likes all kinds of toys. He can take a toy with his hand and plays with it, he puts it back after he doesn’t play; he can put on and take off socks and shoes. Due to his skin, he is difficulty in putting on and taking off clothes.

He can say some phrases; he is very clever and is not afraid of strangers. Each day, he sees that the caretaker goes to work or off the work, he says “good morning, mom” “goodbye, mom” on his own initiative. When he sees the repair men in the institute, he also says hello to them with open arms. The staffs like him very much. He knows the adult’s words and he also can communicate with the adult. He states out his needs on his own initiative and makes the caretaker to know his meanings. Sometimes we ask him “how old are you?”, he answers “4 years old”. In the group, he knows the names of all children, like a big brother; even if the children change their beds each other, he also knows to state out their names. He often plays with children together in the group. Sometimes he is naughty and grabs the toy with other children. He enjoys that he is praised by the adult, he is so happy at that time. Sometimes he is naughty, he shows his unhappiness and grievance when is criticized by the caretaker.

Please won’t a family adopt this sweetie and help make his life with this skin condition as comfortable as possible as he continues to grow and thrive!

$4,979.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2018
PRC
epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and CHD-ASD

Ping is a sweet little boy, with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) and CHD-ASD. Ping was sent to a special home when he was only a few weeks old because he needed nursing care for his skin, extra nutrition, and heart surgery. Ping has had surgery for his heart, but still needs lots of special care for his skin. His skin is easily damaged from ordinary things, like seams on clothing, scratching an itch, and by doing things like rolling over, sitting up, or crawling. During the summer of 2019, Ping started to eat food orally. His nannies are so proud of the progress he’s made! He can sit up independently and loves singing time!

We sure hope Ping’s family finds him and can get him home while he’s still so young!

$544.50 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!

Boy, born 2012
Down syndrome, CHD

CO-8

Listed: March 2020

This eight-year-old boy may be shy at first but is full of love inside and is looking for a loving family to help him externalize it. If you want to see Maxwell happiest, play some music and ask him to dance. Through the sounds of the songs he likes, you can always bring a smile out of him. One of his favorite activities is to ride around in the car while listening to his favorite tunes, as the constant movement of the car gives him a feeling of safety.

Maxwell has a diagnosis of Down syndrome, risk of low size, heart disease correction, adenoid hypertrophy and daytime and nighttime enuresis and encopresis. Due to his diagnosis he needs constant attention and support to get through daily tasks such as brushing his teeth and getting dressed. He doesn’t usually speak verbally. Maxwell has a hard time relating to kids his age therefore needs a lot of encouragement on making new friendships and maintaining them. With the constant affection and support of a loving family, Maxwell will exceed his potential and become the wonderful boy he is supposed to.

$19.50 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!

Girl, Born 2010

Cerebral Palsy

Evi was transferred to her current home in September, 2019. She had experienced neglect and under-stimulation in her previous orphanage, but has grown so much in her new home that it’s hard to tell she is the same girl.

Evi has cerebral palsy and although it hasn’t been officially diagnosed, it’s possible that Evi may have Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) based on its high correlation with cerebral palsy and the presence of several characteristics of CVI in Evi’s visual behaviors and processing. Improvements in her visual processing and engagement during her time in her new home have been made, due primarily to better nutrition and stimulation.

Evi is a happy, fun-loving child and loves to listen to music and play with her friends within the home. She enjoys being held and rocked, and being in the sunshine. Evi is able to independently lift her head up and makes purposeful eye contact, laughing and smiling at those she is familiar with. Evi is nonverbal and appears to understand some basic words in both English and her native language as she often smiles or laughs in response.

Evi flaps her hands when she is excited. She is able to grab and pick up various items, and is working on both hand strength and mobility in physical therapy weekly. She is also working with physical therapy to prepare her body for a double hip surgery to help increase both her mobility and function.

Evi is a joy and would benefit and grow exponentially in a family of her own.

$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!

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

May 2020 Written Update: His cognitive abilities are slower compared to typical children, but he has not other health issues. He is not yet potty trained, yet he is working on it. Houston has a lively personality! He can crawl and walk with assistance. He can grab small things with his hands. He is attached to his foster parents; the foster family likes him very much. Houston has delayed language; he doesn’t speak yet. He will grunt and point to something that he wants. He can understand simple instructions such as to pick something up. He likes to watch TV and play with cars.

Houston is a precious and smiley little guy! Houston can roll over, sit alone steadily, and crawl. He can stand with his hands held and he can change position easily, including going from a kneeling to sitting position. When there are toys beyond him, he crawls to reach them. Houston likes colorful toys and balls. He likes to bounce balls and bang two toys together to make sounds. Houston loves a lively environment and will crawl to a place with many children and sit down to observe the caretaker and children’s activities. He knows how to grab his favorite toy and how to throw the toy he dislikes away from him. Houston also enjoys interacting with the caretaker and playing peek-a-boo with her. He knows some simple instructions, such as “Come here,” “Have a meal,” and “Clap your hands.” Houston will crawl to the caretaker quickly and imitate putting a phone to his ear. He is curious about new toys and familiar with his own name. He turns when called and will respond to the caretaker’s facial expressions. When the weather is good, the caretakers take him to play outdoors. Houston has a good appetite and knows how to use a spoon. He can chew and swallow and can eat biscuits without help. Houston is a good sleeper too. We hope a family will come forward for precious Houston while he is still so young!

Houston has a $1000 grant with his current adoption agency.

$22.50 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!

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (VSD – repaired)

Adorable Dillan is almost always smiling and his nannies absolutely adore him!  They say he is a good little boy who is so gentle and sweet. He is especially close to one of the “little sisters” in his room. He likes to exchange toys with her. When he goes to bed, he likes to reach his hand to the neighboring crib to hold her hand and play with her. Dillan was born with a VSD heart condition, but it has since been repaired. His nannies say he has been very healthy recently and he is rarely sick. Dillan is very observant and understands what is said to him. He can walk on his own and climb stairs while holding onto his nanny’s hand or the hand rail. Dillan is a little treasure and we are so excited to see who his lucky family will be!

Many photos and videos are available!  Dillan has a $1000 grant available from his current adoption agency.

$22.50 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!

Boy, born 2013

Expressive language disorder
Moderate mental retardation
Undescended testicle, bilateral
Convergent concomitant strabismus
Astigmatism

Lack of expected normal physiological development

Listed: March 2020

$108.00 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!

Boy, born 2005

Profound mental retardation
Congenital hydrocephalus
Convergent concomitant strabismus

$275.00 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!

Girl, born 2008

HIV+

 

 

$127.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2008

Severe mental delay
congenital malformation of retina
congenital malformation of optic disc
concomitant strabismus
flat feet

Her biggest problem she cannot see good and that is why she is significantly delayed.
By some reason she cannot have her glasses on when she needs them permanently. Instead she gets them only for classes.

$31.50 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!

Girl, born 2008

Severe mental delay
Cerebral Palsy
scoliosis
flat feet
concomitant strabismus

A WONDERFUL very kind, careful, attentive, loving, thoughtful, super-friendly, helpful girl with a very good potential for education. She NEEDS a family and more than ready for it!

In fact, it seems like she has NO severe mental delay, just educational delay and perhaps mild mental delay. She walks normally as a usual child.

$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!

Girl, born 2007

enuresis
encopresis
mild mental delay with behavioral disorders

Listed: March 2020

She shows her bad behavior only to people who are rude to her. She is very sensitive to pain. She is very good with young children, she can organize them very well. She takes a medication.

$22.50 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!

Girl, born 2007
PRC
metabolic condition – Guillain Barre Syndrome

In April of 2021, Hedda will age out and become ineligible to be adopted by an international family. Let’s make this the last year she lives in an orphanage. Could your family be hers?

Hedda is currently enrolled in elementary school. Hedda is described as outgoing. She loves playing with other children, enjoys all foods, and is a good singer and dancer. She performs at an annual show within the orphanage. She is attached to a caregiver, but also looking forward to being adopted. She has great self-care skills, tidy with with her belongings and able to pull her hair into a ponytail. Hedda has a (GSD) and there are no developmental concerns with her.

Eligible families may qualify for a grant through a specific adoption agency and Brittany’s Hope Foundation, in addition to a $12,500 Child Specific Grant (exp 6/1/2020).  These grants are not offered by or ensured by Reece’s Rainbow.

$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!

Boy

Listed: 3/2020

CO-8

Playing with cars is one of Devin favorite activities. This 5-year-old finds colorful toys to be very exciting, especially when these are animals or related to sports. He is very friendly to kids his age and enjoys playing with them. With adults he might be a little shy at first but has no trouble relating once he feels comfortable. Devin enjoys painting. He can spend a lot of time mixing colors and making spectacular artworks. 

Devin gets very excited when someone he cares about comes to visit him. He will receive them with hugs, kisses and lots of smiles. He also likes it when he gets to go out to walk around or play in the park. Devin has a diagnosis of speech and language development disorder and microcephaly with what is suspected to be a cognitive deficit. He would do best in a family that can work with him through all the different parts of his development, keeping in mind his own necessities.

$4.50 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!

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, post op CHD

There is no shortage of fun when Lien is around! Three year old Lien shares joy with all he comes into contact with! When he is happy, he moves his hips. When you touch his face, he laughs happily. His laugh can be heard on video in a game of chase and is simply contagious! Lien is lively, gentle and always smiles when he sees people.

Lien has a bond with a little friend in the SWI as well as his caregivers. He likes playing a game of chase and playing with blocks. He is very affectionate and enjoys attention, snuggling in his caretaker’s arms. He understands instructions of caregivers. Lien is cooperative with his therapist when in rehabilitation training.

$480.02 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!

Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome, funnel chest, and PFO

Update from May 2019: Henry is 1 ½ years old. At the age of 11 months, Henry enjoyed playing on the cushion, turning around, making a circle. He was reaching for toys and is most happy when a caretaker is playing with him. He likes to play with his hands and play with toys that make noise. He is described as a lovely boy who likes playing in the water during bathtime!

$4.50 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!

guardianangel Boy, born 2016

Hydrocephalus
spastic tetraplegia
epilepsy
severe mental delay
mixed specific disorders of psychological development
atopic dermatitis
congenital deformation of foot
polydactyly
optic nerve atrophy
cardiomyopathy

 

$981.00 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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Boy: 2016

Listed: Feb 2020
Diagnosis:  cerebral palsy;  quadriparesis ; epilepsy; Bronchial asthma; delays in all aspects of development

David was declared clinically dead at birth and resuscitated. He currently lives in a group home. He reaches for hanging objects and can hold a toy for brief periods of time. He is very responsive to caregivers. He smiles and shows pleasure when spoken to. He tracts objects and tries to focus on people who are talking to him and objects being presented to him. He rolls from his back to stomach in his bed.

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

Girl: 2015

Listed: 2/2020
Diagnosis: Spina Bifida; hydrocephalus- shunt placed; vesicostomy

Eastyn had spinal surgery at 20 days old, followed by shunt placement for hydrocephalus. She had a vesicostomy performed at age 2 to prevent kidney infections.  She crawls using her hands. She can sit up with support. Her fine motor skills are developing. She stack cubes, puts together simple puzzles, strings objects, and can assemble/disassemble constructed toys/structures. She holds a pencil and can draw lines and curves.She started talking at age 2. She can carry out a conversation, answer questions, etc. She waves and greets people appropriately. She understands cause and effect. She understands and follows directions. She knows her daily routine. She knows the names of everyone around her. She can identify items from photos. She can correctly use familiar objects. She can sort by color, understands direction words such as up/down, has a basic understanding of things like seasons, body parts, food, animals, and other preschool related items. She participates in parallel play. She demonstrates pretend play skills (feeds a doll, gives a doll medicine, talks on a toy phone, etc). She doesn’t like to share toys and will ask for them back. She is not aggressive. She is learning to feed herself, but still requires help from the staff.

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

For more information on this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, anal atresia

Listed: Feb 2020

Update from Feb 2020:

Madelyn is a darling little girl with Down syndrome, CHD- Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect (CASD), Secondary Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), and anal atresia (no fistula).

Madelyn is described as smart and lovely, active, energetic, and well-behaved.  She is a lovely girl. She follows adults’ instructions and likes playing outdoors.  She can walk on her own. She can walk upstairs/downstairs when she puts a hand on the wall.   Her fine motor skills are also very good. She can pick up tiny things with her fingers.  Madelyn is sociable and friendly, and attached her to her caretakers.  Her language skills are emerging, and she can follow simple directions.

In February of 2017, Madelyn had anal angioplasty surgery and in June of 2017, she had heart surgery.

There is a $2,000 agency grant for Madelyn’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

$58.50 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!

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Precious Sienna is described as an active, sunny, and energetic little girl. Sienna likes playing freely in the activity room or going outdoors to explore the outside world. She plays well in the activity room and is full of curiosity. She especially loves the toys with sounds. In between playing sessions, she loves to go up to her early education teacher to interact and play with her. She occasionally takes toys from other children and takes off. If someone takes her toys or she has a need that is not met, Sienna will cry. She is sensitive, but she stops crying when someone picks her up and holds her. Sienna has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. She falls asleep on her own and is a sound sleeper. Sienna has seen many of her friends leave with their forever families this past year! It just has to be her turn!

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

$13.50 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!

Boy, born 2010

spinal dysraphism corrected through surgery and neurogenic bladder

Keaton has no physical limitations and is incredibly active. Keaton loves to jump on the trampoline, play chase, and ride bikes. He started attending a full-day public school in January 2020 and has quickly and easily made friends with the other children in his class. Keaton is very motivated to learn and tries to soak in as much information about everything around him. He is behind slightly academically due to the previous orphanage he was living in, however he has made incredible strides in his education this past year. Keaton is currently reading at a 1st/2nd grade level, and can complete double digit addition and subtraction questions. His ability to both understand and speak English has also increased exponentially this year. He is able to communicate most everything he wants and needs in English and will use 6-8 word sentences in English regularly. If he doesn’t know the English word for something he will describe it using other words until his point is made. At school, Keaton tells his teacher that his favorite subjects are reading and dance class!

Keaton takes daily medication and uses a catheter throughout the day. Keaton is incredibly independent in his medical care and daily catheterizations requiring only some supervision to make sure his catheter is cleaned properly. More information available about Keaton’s continence care for seriously interested families.

Keaton is a very spirited, sweet, and creative child who has formed healthy attachments with his current caregivers. He is independent in all of his daily living tasks and likes to make a good impression at school by making sure he dresses nicely. He has a great sense of humor and will laugh at his own jokes with the sweetest smile and biggest, belly laugh. Keaton loves building in sand and playing in mud. Keaton honestly just loves all things outdoors in general! Keaton is such a clever child with an incredible future ahead of him, especially in a family to call his own!

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Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Mila is a beautiful, quiet, and smiley little girl. Mila is also reported to be easy-going and outgoing. She gets along well with others and is not afraid of strangers. She enjoys playing with colorful toys that make sounds.  Mila has a good appetite and enjoys her daily fruit juice. She is a sound sleeper. At the time Mila’s file was prepared, she could roll over and sit. She likes making sounds and interacting with the adults. Mila is going to therapy every day and is progressing in all areas. Mila is very happy when someone holds or kisses her. Mila’s file is rather new; we’d love to see Mila in the arms of her very own forever family!

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

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, post op CHD, pigeon breast

Are you ready for some cuteness?! Check out Liviah, so fancy in her red dress with her hair in a little ponytail! Bows would be a hit!

Her file describes her as active, cheerful, smart and clever. She is loved by teachers and caretakers. Liviah’s communication and cognitive development has progressed since coming into care at age 1.5 years. She is now ale to ask for help, express her needs, respond to simple questions, and although not potty trained she can express herself when she needs to use the bathroom. She enjoys therapy and learning about facial features, playing a clapping game, and imitating sign language.

Liviah likes to ride on the scooter, go down the slide and explore, taking walks inside and outside! She likes can build a 5-6 block tower with blocks, loves balls, listening to Opera music and match shapes in a puzzle. Her file reports that she has fallen in love with “painting” and “going to the theatre”. She loves dancing and when she sees a cell phone, she gets excited, starts dancing and in her own way, asks for Opera music to be played!

Liviah’s file was recently prepared and she has many photos and videos for review with her current agency.

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Girl, born 2015

Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy
Congenital malformation of optic disc
Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with simple partial seizures
Moderate intellectual disabilities
Cardiomyopathy, unspecified

Listed: Feb 2020

 

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Boy, born 2018

Paraplegia
Nonobstructive reflux-associated chronic pyelonephritis
Congenital dislocation of hip, bilateral
Other congenital deformities of feet
Other congenital malformations of spine, not associated with scoliosis
Iron deficiency anemia
Other ill-defined heart diseases
Hypermetropia
Renal hypoplasia, unspecified

 

Listed: Feb 2020

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Girl, born 2011

 

epi-syndrome
severe intellectual disabilities

 

Listed: Feb 2020

 

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Boy, born May 2004

Cerebral palsy
Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Quadriplegia
Profound intellectual disabilities

 

Listed: Feb 2020

 

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Boy, born 2015

Nanism
Williams Syndrome

Listed: Feb 2020

 

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Boy, born summer 2015

FAS, Hypermetropic astigmatism. Protein energy malnutrition. Changes of retinopathy and retinal blood vessels. Moderate mental retardation with significant impairment of behavior requiring attention or treatment

Nehemiah has grayish-blue eyes and brown hair.   Nehemiah is very active and moving, generally in a positive mood. He likes to walk a lot, walks hand in hand with adults willingly, can do it independently, but in long walks can also use the walking frame. There is no sense of fear in his movements, can climb on different objects (table, windowsill).  Nehemiah likes to exercise, to do backbends and plays alone often. He has short-term steadiness while playing with the toys. He still puts toys in his mouth.  Nehemiah  likes to play with the toy car, to page through the picture books, but only for a short moment. His attention can be attracted by musical toys. He sometimes doesn’t sleep during the day, he likes to play while he falls asleep, sometimes has difficulties to fall asleep in the evening, but sleeps well at night.  Nehemiah  often expresses his feelings with gesticulation and mimicry. He says different sounds, syllables “ta-ta”, “bu-bu”, but doesn’t pronounce words. The boy eats independently, but has to be looked after, drinks unwillingly.

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Boy, born 2014

mild mental retardation. Early organic CNS damage. Physical development delay. Other disturbances in speech and language development. Malabsorption syndrome

Jaylen has blue eyes and light, blond hair.  Jaylen walks steadily, eats independently, also solid food, can speak 4-5 words sentences, is active – loves to ride a push-car, run, play with other kids, wants to get to know everything new around him. Jaylen has successfully started his pre-school education, he attends kindergarten from Monday to Friday. He has adjusted well, he is very happy and eager to go to the kindergarten every day. He studies according to a specialized pre-school education program for children with mixed developmental disabilities. In everyday life a child is able to employ himself constantly. On a daily basis Jaylen needs assistance with changing his diapers as he still continues his potty-training. He needs a little help to get dressed and undressed.

Jaylen has learned to caress a doll or someone from adults or children. In the beginning Jaylen did not know, how to react out his emotions – he threw things away, he was hitting adults and children, also when he was happy to see someone. At the moment Jaylen by movements imitates caresses, gives kisses. Jaylen gets on well with other children, especially with children of his age. Jaylen helps in small daily chores, can collect his toys and put them in places. Jaylen has started to eat hard food; he bites and swallows biscuits, bananas, apples. He shows interest about books, especially about the ones that are with sound. Jaylen starts to show and demonstrate independence. He reacts calmly to new events. He has high level of energy.

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Boy, born 2012
autism syndrome, severe mental retardation

Beckham builds contact slowly, insecurely, he needs time to trust. He has signs of autism. Emotionally closed, tense and impulsive. Beckham has begun to make eye contact, responds to adult’s call. Demonstrates wish for physical contact. No interest or initiative in displayed items or games. Stucking in action observed. Does not engage in contact with other children, but is able to roll a ball if adult suggests, but only temporarily. He likes to throw a ball (can do it for a long time), jumps very well, keeps his balance. Beckham enjoys to be in water – dabbling and splashing. He also enjoys working with communication board. Understands adult’s instructions on self-service skills – eating, washing, sleeping, going to the toilet. He is able to eat and drink independently. He can put on and take off his shoes. Studies according to specialized learning program.

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Girl, born early 2012
Down syndrome

Kylie has brown eyes and brown hair. She attends a specialized preschool educational institution. She likes to play alone – to page through picture books, wash the tables with a moist duster, play with her dolls and reorganize toys. She is friendly and curious and likes to explore. In communication with other children she is friendly and open, has better contact with older children. he wants individual attention and looks for physical contact with adults. She likes to snuggle, hug and sit in your lap. She is also active and likes walks and shopping with adults. She has difficulties expressing her wishes because of a speech problem. She speaks unclearly and has a very small vocabulary but she understands instructions and assignments. She has emotional and behavioral disorders and doesn’t comply with rules. If she can’t get what she wants, she can cry and say out loud – no! She has difficulties respecting limits.

Final medical diagnosis – Down syndrome, mixed specific developmental disorders, weak posture and joint hypermobility, needs to wear orthopedic footwear. OU Hypermetropia, needs to wear glasses. Adenoids. VCC. Atrial septal defect. Foramen ovale apertum. Nocturnal enuresis. She is a fast learner in signing and loves music and dancing. Her heart defect is closed and has no need for special footwear.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

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Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Torin is an outgoing, smiley, and curious little boy who likes when his caretaker cuddles and talks to him. Torin has made a lot of gains since he came into care. At the time his file was prepared, he could roll over and sit with assistance. When a toy is put in front of him, Torin is able to stretch his hand to touch it, grab it, and shake it. He loves moving along to the rhythm of the music. When his caretaker is chatting with him, Torin will gaze at her firmly with both eyes and laugh to respond, as if he can understand the words said to him. Torin also has adorable dimples when he smiles and laughs! Torin was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD, VSD, and PDA. In June of 2018, Torin had surgery to repair his VSD and ASD, along with ligation of PDA. It is our hope that Torin finds his family as soon as possible so they don’t miss out on much more!

There is a $1,000 agency grant with his current adoption agency.

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 2020

Yvette is described by her caretakers as lively and cheerful. She likes to play with the other children and is not afraid of strangers. She will actively greet and interact with others and is said to be more and more lively and cute with age! Yvette goes to school with her friends every day, where she does rhythmic activities, plays games, participates in sports, learns self-care skills, and participates in an early education program. She is full of curiosity about new things. At a garden party, one of the teachers was dressed as a big doll. The other children were a little afraid to get close, but Yvette was not afraid at all! She took the initiative to hug the doll’s legs and shake hands with the doll. Yvette makes sounds of “mama” and “baba.” When she wants to drink milk, she will call “Ma-Ma” around her caretaker. She tries to repeat her caretaker with basic counting. Yvette can build with blocks, hold the spoon by herself, and hold a pen to scribble. Yvette can walk and run independently. She uses the railing for support when going up and down the stairs. She is cooperative and not afraid to play outdoor games.

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Yvette is very sensible. When one of her little friends cry, she will take a small towel or napkin to wipe the tears and nose of the little friend to comfort them. She can unzip and take off her coat and take off her shoes and socks. Yvette will clap her hands and laugh when she is happy. She will cry when she is not happy, but if you reach out and hug her, she will show her smile again. Yvette likes to play with bowls and spoons and pretends to eat by herself, often making an “A-mu, A-mu” sound while pretending to scoop rice with a spoon. She also likes to swing and play ball. Every time she swings high, she will laugh loudly! She also likes to imitate her rehabilitation teacher, helping her friends with cerebral palsy by massaging their legs and moving her arms. Yvette has normal eating and sleeping habits. She was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart defect-complete atrioventricular common channel (CAVC), ASD, and VSD. She’s had surgery to repair her heart defects. Yvette sounds like an amazing little girl who is going to be such a blessing to a very lucky family!

Yvette has a $1000 grant with her current adoption agency.

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Girl, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

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

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

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

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

Girl, born 2014

Spastic Diplegia

 

 

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Boy: 2015

Listed: Jan 2020
Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and has delayed speech

*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

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Boy: 2007

Listed: Jan 2020

CO-3

Special need: Epilepsy and general idiopathic syndrome

 

 

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Girl: 2012

Listed: Jan 2020

CO-3

Diagnosed with a mental delay, a non-specified compartmental deterioration, null of minimal, and a language disorder.

 

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Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, enterobrosia (intestinal perforation) that was surgically corrected

January 2020 Written update: Bryson attends a classroom during the day and lives with a foster family at night. There are four children living in the foster family and he is the youngest. During the day, he is active in the classroom. He goes back home for lunch and a nap. He has little language. He can understand and follow simple instructions. He likes to interact with people and laugh. He is not potty trained and needs to be fed. Sometimes he will grab the spoon and try to feed himself. He has a gentle personality.  VIDEO available.

2017 update:  Bryson is a cute and smiley little boy! At the age of 1.5, Bryson was transferred to a foster family. Bryson’s foster mom sends him to a program in the orphanage during the day. She picks him up for lunch and to bring him home at night. There are a few others kids from the orphanage in his foster family too! Bryson has good motor skills. He can walk and run well. Sometimes he crawls back and forth on the toy shelf. Bryson likes snacks and can pick out biscuits and deliver them to the caretaker to let the caretaker help tear the package open. He can understand simple instructions and is pleased to finish things that he is allowed to do. Bryson can distinguish between familiar people and strangers. He can walk over and give a hug to express affection after seeing a familiar caretaker. He is not afraid of strangers.

If you hold his hand and say “let’s play outdoors, Bryson,” he is happy to pull your hand to walk to the door. Bryson understands his daily schedule well. He can take off his shoes and walk to the activity room when he arrives to the center each weekday morning. When his foster mom picks him up at noon for lunch, she will call his name at the door and he will run to the mom and leave the activity room. He often runs ahead on the way home and will stop to touch and look at interesting things. Bryson likes playing outdoors. His caretaker takes him to play outdoors on sunny days. He also likes music and dancing. He can shake his body along to the beat and will imitates a bird flying. Bryson is a good sleeper and is still in diapers. Bryson appears to be receiving good care and is doing quite well while he waits for his forever family to see him! We hope that will be soon!

There is a $1,000 Agency Grant with a specific adoption agency to help a family bring Bryson home!

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Boy, born 2006
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Joshua needs to be adopted prior to his birthday in November 2020!

Joshua is such a handsome fellow with a bright smile. Those close to him say he is a lovely boy, very polite and keen to learn and be more independent.

Joshua has seen several of his friends adopted, and has asked repeatedly of staff when he will have a forever family. He understands what adoption means and longs for a family of his own.

In ICC’s care, Joshua has grown in confidence and ability. He is member of the Conductive Education group where he receives education and therapy to help him develop his abilities. Joshua has good communication skills, and expresses his opinions and wishes with his teachers, carers, therapists and friends. He enjoys learning, and is an active member of his education and therapy classes. He would benefit from speech and language therapy to help understand the cause of his “hoarse” voice.

Joshua has lots of learning potential, and really enjoys going to daily classes. He is able to concentrate during class, ask questions and respond appropriately. His education is behind due to his delayed opportunity to receive education. Joshua recognizes colors, animals and 40 characters. He can count and recognize numbers, and do simple math.

Joshua uses a wheelchair, and can move himself independently from chair to bed or bathroom without help.  He manages to get himself around in the wheelchair including a daily 30 minute trip to school!  He is able to pull himself up to stand at a table, and can sit unsupported on a stool.  He does have some high muscle tone which affects his legs and arms.  His hands are affected by the CP, but he is able to feed himself, brush his own teeth and do puzzles.  He can also dress himself independently.

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Boy, born 2015

disorder of the brain
mild intellectual disability
FAS
Phonological disorder
Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
Optic atrophy
Hypermetropia
lack of development
Other specified endocrine disorders
Other specified disorders of thyroid
Celiac disease

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Boy, born 2016

Listed: January 2020

epilepsy
valgus deformity
other disorders of psychological development
Undescended and ectopic testicle
Disorder of prostate

He cannot talk. He permanently uses anti-convulsants.  He can feed himself without assistance.

$211.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2018

Listed: January 2020

spastic diplegia
Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system
Lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood

 

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Girl, born 2016

sphingolipidosis
paraplegia
Motor neuron disease
Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
Astigmatism
Toxoplasmosis
Iron deficiency anemia
lack of development

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Boy, born 2017

Listed: January 2020

spastic tetraparesis
Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system
Lack of expected normal physiological development in childhood

 

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Girl, born 2017

Listed; January 2020

angelman syndrome
Other disorders of psychological development
Expressive language disorder
Valgus deformity
Hypermetropia

The girl does not talk. She can walk with support. They feed her.

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Girl, born 2016

Listed: January 2020

disorder of the brain
mild memory disorder
expressive language disorder
astigmatism
estropia
HIV
lack of growth
thymus issues
other form of herpes viral infection
cytomegaloviral disease

$20.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2018

Listed: January 2020

disorder of the brain
exposure to hiv
atrial septal defect
rickets
FAS

$1,451.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2017

Listed: January 2020

strabismus
lack of development
other form of congenital malformation of the heart
FAS

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Boy, born 2016

Listed: January 2020

disorder of the brain
hypospadias
valgus deformity
craniosynostosis
myopia
iron deficiency anemia

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Boy, born 2017

Listed: January 2020

FAS
lactose intolerance
disorder involving the immune mechanism

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Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

Videos available!

Calvin is very loved by his caretakers and he is a calm and sweet boy.

Update May 2020: Calvin can sit alone, crawl around the mats, and walk on the flat ground without falling down. He is quite active, crawling or walking on the mats, playing with his favorite toys. He shakes toys, passes them between his hands, and grabs the smaller toys as well.  Occasionally, he speaks “Mama, Papa,” and wants to be held. When he wants to eat, he will speak “Mama.” When he talks with other kids of his age nearby, he will make a “midada” sound to express his friendliness. His uttering “a~a~o~o~” is used to attract attention, mainly with body language, such as reaching out his hands for a hug when seeing his favorite caretaker is nearby. When seeing strangers, he will cry.
He responds to his teachers and caretakers by coming up when they call his name. He understands simple instructions. For example, when the teacher say we go out to play, he will walk to the door and wait for his caretakers to help him change clothes and put on shoes. When the caretakers say that we were going to have dinner, he would take the towel out by himself and wait for his caretakers to deliver the meal.  He prefers to be in a familiar environment with those he knows. When a stranger approaches and holds him, he will feel nervous and sometimes cry. When the stranger plays with him for a while, he will be willing to let the stranger hold him or play with him.  Calvin loves music, imitates his teachers, and moves his body according to the music rhythm. He is happy to listen to the music.  Calvin has two close friends; he likes his teachers and caretakers to play with him.
There is a $1,000 agency grant for Calvin’s adoption with his current adoption agency!

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Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect, unknown eye issue (not in file)

Delfina is a precious little girl who is described by her caretakers as spirited and sweet. She has lots of personality and snuggles to share! Delfina loved celebrating the holiday season with her nannies and friends. She especially enjoyed dressing up in festive hats and playing with jingle bells. Delfina loves getting her picture taken. Immediately after seeing a camera, she will get in front of it and pose or flash a great big smile. Delfina usually asks to see the pictures by plopping down on the photographer’s lap and pointing to the camera. Delfina has a big smile and an even bigger personality!

Staff say that she has matured and learned about stretching her imagination and playing with others. She likes to build and stack blocks, read books, and play outside. Watching Delfina explore the world around her is a joy, and between her wonderful hugs and loving pats on the back, she’s won over all of her caretakers’ hearts. Delfina’s nannies love sharing about how smart, strong, and adorable she is. Her enthusiasm for life is endearing. Whenever you introduce her to a new toy or game, she doesn’t hesitate to join in on the fun. Popping bubbles is her current favorite activity and the joy she exudes is contagious!

Delfina was born with Down syndrome and CHD- TOF, Perimembranous VSD, Pulmonary stenosis, Right ventricular hypertrophy, and PFO. We are trying to find out if she has had any surgeries, because her outdated medical file doesn’t mention any. It also appears that Delfina has had something happen to her right eye since her file was prepared. We are not sure if she has any vision in that eye or not, but are also looking to get more information about that. It’s clear Delfina brings so much joy to her caretakers. We hope her forever family will see her soon, so they don’t continue to miss out on that joy!

Delfina has a $1,000 Agency grant with a specific agency for her adoption.

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Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD-VSD (post-op)

Update from Feb 2020:
Kora can eat solid foods, she can eat all foods suitable for children. But because it is an institutional setting, we give the children little fish to eat. All bones are removed from meat and fish by nannies before serving to the children for safety. We usually give her softer foods.  She can grab things to eat herself. She also will break off and share snacks with other children.

*What she means is that they give them soft foods usually mixed with rice to prevent choking, to help the children eat faster, and so they don’t have to distinguish from children with stomach or eating issues. All the children who have come with this diet have had stomach issues because of it and have needed time to adjust to eating harder foods but recovered fine. Each day after eating in the morning and night she will drink a little milk.

Kora can understand almost everything that is said to her. She also can respond using actions, she just cannot communicate with spoken language, she can only speak a little.   She did not show any problems with the heart after her heart surgery. Previously her eyes often had tears. In December 2019, an eye examination was performed. She had a Nasolacrimal duct narrowing + nasolacrimal duct intubation. She has recovered well from this.

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Kora is a beautiful little girl with a beautiful smile and cute little dimples! Kora was born with Down syndrome and a CHD-VSD, for which she has had surgery to correct. By 2.5 years of age, Kora was walking forwards and backwards independently. She can understand simple instructions and helps look after other children near her. If another child has a runny nose, the caretaker will say “Kora, wipe the nose for your friend with the towel” and she would use the towel to help clean the child. She would pass it to the caretaker and then get another towel to clean another child up. Her caregiver will give her a thumbs up and praise her for being so great. At the end of an activity, she will put away toys with the other children. Kora likes music and dancing to the beat. She gets along well with other children and will kiss them or put her hand on her mouth and blow them a kiss. She will wave her hands to say goodbye. Kora is also very happy to play outdoors! She loves to pull the caretaker’s hands to go upstairs and walk on the bridge. She enjoys looking around and touching flowers and grasses after seeing them.

In May of 2019, Kora started attending the Little Sister’s Pre-School Program. She adapted well to going to school. She can move her stool to the designated position when she comes into the classroom and will sit down happily. She does not speak much, but she can understand the teacher’s instructions and will cooperate positively. When the teacher calls her name, she can raise her hands up to indicate that she is there. She will imitate the teacher to dance along to the music in class. Kora can hold a pen to write on the blank paper. She will curiously touch the lines she draws with the other hand. When the teacher says it is time to go outside, Kora always stands up and runs to the door. She likes interaction with people too and is not scared of new people. Kora has a good appetite and she likes snacks. She is a sound sleeper. Kora is ready for a forever family! Could that family be yours?

There is a $1,000 Agency Grant with a specific adoption agency to help a family bring Kora home!

$4.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2015

 

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Other specified congenital malformations of nervous system
Other congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Flaccid Paraplegia
Mixed specific developmental disorders
Expressive language disorder
Contracture of joint
Lactose intolerance
Hypoglycemia
Moderate protein-calorie malnutrition
Cardiomyopathy

Listed: Oct 2019

$391.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born Nov 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Hana is a precious little girl! Hana is quiet, kind, and an all around girly-girl! She thrives with one-on-one attention, but also loves to be around other kids. When in foster care, she was eager to have her hair done every morning and liked to play in the bath. Hana enjoys PE and dance. She has a good appetite and can self feed. Before she was taken to an orphanage, she was being potty trained during the day and wore a diaper at night.

Hana has a very generous adoption grant from Journey of a Joyful Life that could cover up to half of her adoption costs! Her file is currently on the Shared List.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through June 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$900.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2017

Microcephaly
Mild intellectual disabilities
Umbilical hernia
Strabismus
Nystagmus
Congenital deformity of hip

 

$10.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2018

Microcephaly
Disorder of brain
Other developmental disorders of speech and language
Esotropia
Anemia
Carrier of viral hepatitis
Congenital hydronephrosis
Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies

 

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Boy, born 2017

Disorder of the Brain
Other developmental disorders of speech and language
Undescended testicle
Accessory thumb(s)
Acquired deformity of chest and rib
Ventricular septal defect

Listed: Dec 2019

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Girl, born 2007

Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes
Other specified diseases of biliary tract

 

$94.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2013

Pics from Dec 2019; video available, too.

HIV
Spastic quadriplegia
Unspecified mental retardation
Convergent concomitant strabismus

Ptosis (eyelid)

 

$36.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Nearly three year old Ollie is described as quiet and is smiley. According to his report in 2017, he can turn over, prop with his elbows at prone position, he can grasp toys. His file states that he can track moving objects and sounds; he will gaze at caretakers faces and smile. Ollie’s 2018 video shows him walking quickly and with a wide smile.

$63.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2016

Other disorders of psychological development
failure to thrive
Atrial septal defect

$18.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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