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Cooper

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect

Cooper has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and CHD (ASD). He is described as a cute boy with a ready smile. According to his file, he can stand and walk back and forth with support of a rail. His file states Cooper can pick up toys and enjoys throwing them on the floor and giggling. Cooper’s file shows that he is beginning to say simple words, such as “mama”, and will smile and laugh to express his feelings. His file indicates that he loves to laugh, dance, and play with other children.

$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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Juliet

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital laryngeal

Juliet is introverted and enjoys being cuddled by her caretakers. According to her 2017 report, she is only able to raise her head and is non-verbal. Juliet’s file states that she laughs when being teased and enjoys music toys.

$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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Misty

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Misty has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, postoperative CHD, and mild anemia. She is described as quiet, friendly, and with a ready smile. According to her file, she can walk while holding onto something or if she is standing against a wall. Misty’s file states that she understands her name and can understand simple instructions. Her file says she smiles at caretakers she recognizes, opens her arms for a hug, and likes being held. Misty’s file shows she laughs loudly when playing, she enjoys toy blocks, and likes watching cartoons.

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

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Holleigh

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2019

Holleigh is a precious baby girl! Her orphanage reports that her mental and physical development is better than other peers with Down syndrome. As of 14 months of age, Holleigh was rolling over, sitting up, crawling, and playing with toys with both hands. Holleigh is reported to have a slower reaction and wasn’t yet able to follow directions. She is a sound sleeper and loves her milk. Holleigh is said to be very strong and healthy! She loves playing with toys and small bells on the activity mats. We hope Holleigh’s forever family will see her and get her home while she is still so young!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Holleigh’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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Jia

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect

Listed: June 2019

Jia is a beautiful and gentle little girl. Jia likes playing alone and entertaining herself. She doesn’t interact with adults and the other children much, but she isn’t scared of them either and she will occasionally open her arms and ask for a hug. Jia really likes milk and does not care for congee at all. At the time her file was prepared, she was not yet potty trained. Jia was raising her head, responding to sounds, and laughing loudly when teased at the age of three months. By six months, she could roll over. Jia was sitting with support at one year of age and was reaching for and grasping objects. She can now sit unsupported, crawl, and pick up and toss toys. Jia was born with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- PFO. We are hoping to get an update!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Jia’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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Angela

Girl, born 2009
PRC
congenital hip dislocation; mild to moderate delays

Listed: June 2019

Angela is smart, cute and active, and has dimples when she smiles. She gets along well with other kids, and is willing to share food and toys with other kids, willing to do something within her power. She has good physical quality, seldom gets sick, and she is an obedient and cute girl.

From an adoptive family who met her: she was very sweet. She leaves each day to go to regular school in the city. She just finished 2nd grade. She said her favorite class is music class. She walks with a slight limp but gets around very well. When we were visiting she was helping take care of some of the severe needs kids in her class. She seemed shy but she did talk to our interpreter a fair bit.

Additional photos available.

$900.00 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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Ravi

Boy, born 2009

Listed: June 2019

Congenital chromosomal condition

Severe mental retardation
Congenital malformations of palate
Other disorders of optic disc
Chronic inflammation of lacrimal passages

$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!

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April

Girl, born 2007
PRC

April seems to be so joyful.  She has ready smile and laughs easily and when she laughs you can see her dimples.  She attends primary school and is on the same level as her peers. For more information on the sweet girl please inquire, for agency contact information.

 

$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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Anderson

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Anderson is a precious little boy who loves outdoor activities like ball games. He can sometimes be active and lively and other times quiet. Anderson has strong imitating abilities. He tries hard to follow along with the morning exercises to music. Whenever it’s time to go outside, Anderson gets very excited and follows the teacher out. He kicks or throws the balls happily. Anderson can hold toys and both of his hands are flexible in regards to fine motor skills. He can use a pen to doodle on a piece of paper. Anderson has been working hard to copy sounds and single words. He is able to independently take off his own clothes and shoes. At the time his file was prepared, he needed some help with dressing and toileting, though he could initially go to the toilet on his own. He can zip well. He is also able to brush his teeth and clean his mouth with minimal assistance. Anderson can join a group game if led and organized by a teacher. He can concentrate well and is not easily distracted. Sometimes he is calm and serious, but when playing with his favorite toys or games he is interested in, Anderson can be active, cheerful, and very excited. Anderson has been living in a foster family and also has a very good friend. Every day, the two go to and leave school hand in hand, often found playing together. Anderson knows how to share and will often share his food with other children. He has a good appetite and likes to eat fruits and cakes. Anderson wakes up at 6:00 a.m. and goes to bed at 8:30 p.m. He is a good sleeper. Anderson is well-loved by the caretakers at his orphanage!  The agency has several videos available of Anderson, as well!

Anderson’s current adoption agency is offering a $1500 grant for his adoption.

$600.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Antonio #

Boy: 2017

Listed: June 2019

Diagnosis: Congenital abnormality of the central nervous system – hydrocephalus permagna. Condition after implantation of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Symptomatic epilepsy. Convergent concomitant strabismus. Atopic dermatitis. Second degree prematurely born baby.

This is the case of a male child born prematurely – 2nd degree with hydrocephalus diagnosed prenatally. At the age of 2 months he had a liquor drainage surgery with implantation of a VP-shunt. He is delayed with reference to all indicators of the physical and neuro-psychic development. Nasogastric-tube feeding is applied due to missing nutritional reflexes.

This is a child with hypertensive – hydrocephalic syndrome. Liquor draining surgery has been done. The child was fed by way of nasogastric-tube until the age of 1 year and 8-9 months; after that he was taught to eat with a spoon. The child has visual and hearing perceptions. He is unable to control his head. He is unable to flip from back to front or to sit. He is delayed in his physical and neuro-psychic development – speech and motor skills.

He reacts when spoken to and when touched and smiles.

*** 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

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Lazar #

Boy: 2017

Listed: 06/2019

Special needs: Down Syndrome

Lazar is a handsome boy seeking a family that can give him the time, attention and love needed so he has the opportunity to thrive!

Lazar was born in  2017..  He has a diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Trisomy 21, Regular Form.  His doctors report that his general condition is relatively good.  He is delayed in his motor function as a result of the diagnosis of Down Syndrome.  He is able to roll from front to back and back to front but is not able to sit or stand on his own.  At birth, a consultation with a cardiologist showed a congenital heart defect described as a Foramen ovale.  At 1 month of age, a follow-up cardiologist visit showed there was no longer a congenital heart defect.  Additional reports regarding Lazar describe that when you pay attention to him and talk to him, he smiles and babbles happily.

Children with Down Syndrome need ongoing and consistent intervention in order to reach their full potential.  And all children deserve the chance to grow-up in a family.

Lazar is waiting for his forever family to find him and bring him home.  Several videos of Lazar are available through his placing agency.

*** 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

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Garth #

Boy: 2017

Listed: 6/2019

Special needs:Williams – Beuren Syndrome

Garth is able to turn from back to front on his own; he can sit on his own but needs something to hold on; he is able to stand holding onto a support and makes some steps. When standing on his feet he joggles. He grasps toys and plays with them, passing them from one hand to the other. He can move around in a baby walker. He is expected to start walking soon. The boy attempts to reach a toy placed nearby by crawling but he is unstable and falls aside. Every day he receives physical therapy. His physical therapist and his pedagogue work on his motor development and he has improved a lot. His doctor said that he is hyperactive which is typical for his main condition. He can pronounces random specific sounds; there are no syllables or imitation. His doctor expects that at some point he may start speaking. This child is given pureed food; he is fed by an adult with a spoon. He eats well and has a good appetite.

*** 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

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Jordyn

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Jordyn’s caregivers describe him as a very energetic boy who likes playing games with other kids. He has good control over his hands and fingers – he can turn pages in a book and enjoys tearing paper. He especially likes being outdoors and playing with toy blocks or balls. Jordyn is a happy little boy who needs a family to help him explore and learn!

$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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Kennedy

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (repaired)

Listed: June 2019

Sweet, adorable Kennedy is a “girly-girl” who just needs her family!  Kennedy has Down syndrome as well as CHD that was repaired in 2011. Kennedy now lives in a family home with 4 other children. She is excited when seeing others and will run over and hold their hands and walk with them. She loves to sing songs and help her teacher hand out snacks. She can walk and run, and walk the balance beam. She loves to “play house”, helps others, and has good self-care skills.

$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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Oakley

Boy, born 2015

updated pics 4/19!

Disturbance of cerebral status of newborn, unspecified
Congenital cataract

 

 

$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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Xaria

Girl, born 2010

Congenital hydrocephalus
flail legs
Severe mental retardation
Optic atrophy

Listed: May 2019

From a family that met her April 2019: She was timid and scared of strangers. She has stunning behaviors and needs to be seen by a nutritionalist because she is anemic. She cried when they took her away from us. She is smart, but in her own world a lot. She knew when it was lunch time and kept looking towards the door where they served the food.

She is tiny and beautiful.

$360.00 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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Yager #

Boy: 2017
Diagnosis: Spina Bifida

Yager loves the company of the adults. He likes to be engaged in play and laughs when interacted with. He has a special relationship with one of the staff members, who always accompanies him for operations and for check-ups. While lying on his back, he can turn on his abdomen, he pulls himself up with his arms. The muscles above the waist are very well-developed. He will reach for an adult and when you extend your hands, he immediately pulls himself to the sitting position. He eats from a bottle while holding it himself. When he sees toys, he reaches for them and tries to get them.  If he gets upset he easily calms down if cudded.

He repeats syllables and pronounces sounds. He holds toys in his hands and knocks them together. He can follow simple directions.

 

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** 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

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Kary #

Girl: 2017
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Kary can sit up, crawl, and pull to a stand. She reaches for toys, transfers them from hand to hand and explores/plays with them. She moves around to get to people and objects that interest her. She enjoys music and will “dance” along by rocking, shaking her arms, etc. She interacts appropriately with staff and enjoys social interaction.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

 

Agency fee reduction is available for Kary!

*** 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.

$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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Sonny

SonnyBoy, born April 2007
PRC
Post-op Cleft lip / Cleft palate, Deaf

Listed: April 2014

Sweet Sonny is post-operative cleft lip and palate and deaf. Sonny is generally a happy boy, but will cry when he feels wronged. The agency staff observed that he had good interaction with his caretaker. He attends a boarding school for deaf children. He likes doing math problems. Sonny is often bullied by a group of girls, but does not fight back. His caretakers say he shuts down when he is angry. His cleft lip and palate have been repaired. He has good physical and mental development. He can make sounds to communicate and is very independent. He is an affectionate and cuddly little guy!

Update 2019:  Sonny is now 12-years-old! He is athletic and he loves to play sports – especially basketball! He is pretty good at table tennis, too. Sonny’s nannies say he is very outgoing and he makes friends easily. He is a polite young man and he will often help his nannies.

Sonny goes to school outside of his orphanage where he learns math, art, and science. He is focused and actively participates in his classes.  Sonny is deaf but he has found ways to adapt. He knows sign language and he can also communicate by using body language. His nannies usually communicate with him by using body language or writing things down.

*** 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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Mateo

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2019

Mateo is a smiley, outgoing, responsible, and very loving boy, with Down syndrome, a right eye sty, and a right undescended testicle. Mateo came into care around three years of age and he has been living in a foster family for quite some time. Since he entered the foster care program, Mateo has made big gains! His foster mother says he is a smart kid and always takes the opportunity to talk about his merits. She works hard with him in order to improve his daily living skills and independence. Mateo likes chatting with people and playing with other kids. He really enjoys dancing and singing too! He is a good helper around the house and he loves taking care of his younger foster siblings, some of whom he has already had to say goodbye to. Mateo is also said to be a good student, who likes talking to his classmates and participating in his classes. He has learned to recognize some simple shapes and some characters. He can also count to 50 and write his full name. Be sure to watch Mateo’s videos to see how well he interacts with other kids and how well he’s doing in school with counting, following instructions, and dancing. We hope that Mateo’s forever family will fall in love with his bright eyes and magical smile and that they will bring him home soon!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

There’s a $2000 agency grant available for Mateo 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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Chrissie #

Girl: 2016

Listed: 05/2019

Special Needs: Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus- shunt has been placed

Chrissie has Spina Bifida, which impacts her lower limbs. She received a shunt for hydrocephalus. She has experienced recurrent UTIs. This is monitored and treated, as needed.  Chrissie recognizes familiar people and enjoys interactions with staff. She can hold her head up and roll from back to stomach and stomach to back. When asked about her, a caregiver said that she is very tender, likes to cuddle, laughs, and enjoys attention from adults. She makes sounds in an attempt to communicate and responds to singing by making humming sounds to “sing along”.

More photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** 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

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Benson

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Disease- mild tricuspid regurgitation, mild pulmonary arterial hypertension, and pericardial effusion(less)

Benson is a beautiful little boy! Benson was said to be a timid little guy who was a little scared of the dark. A nightlight of some sort is helpful for him when it comes to sleeping.

Update June 2019:  Benson is a smiley guy; blessed with a happy, enthusiastic nature and responds with effervescence to interactions with adults and children.  Benson loves social situations and is enjoying some pre-kindy group playtime, several afternoons a week, which involve free playing, manipulative skills, singing, rhythm and socialization.  He is very settled within his family home, and is self-motivated to play, whether with his playmates or alone. Benson perceives happy situations and will often raise his hands in the air and exclaim, “Hooray!” , such as when he attends birthday parties or sees people applauding. He is delightful.

Benson understands his caregivers’ interactions with him, but has a very limited vocabulary.  Benson is very tender-hearted. Benson loves to watch and imitate , slowly improving his cognition with sorting , counting and self-care skills. He has developed lots of physical skills in the last year. He can sit independently, pull himself to stand without help, cruises holding on to furniture/ caregivers’ hands, and can take a few steps without holding on! Benson loves balls and enjoys sitting opposite a caregiver doing rolling, throwing and catching across a short distance.

Update from June 2019:  Video 1, Video 2, Video 3
Benson’s current agency has a $1500 grant available.
$63.00 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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Bohdi

Boy, born 2016

Other congenital hydrocephalus
other disorders of nervous system
optic atrophy
iron deficiency anaemia

$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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Lennox

Boy, born 2016

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy
Other specified congenital malformations
Other specified congenital malformations of brain
Optic atrophy in diseases classified elsewhere
Chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent
Other interstitial pulmonary diseases with fibrosis

$54.00 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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Mayra

girl, born 2017

Primary pulmonary hypertension
Disorder of brain, unspecified

 

$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!

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Paige

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Girl, born 2004
Mental delays. Down syndrome, cardiopathia. Umbilical hernia. Convergent squint.

Listed:  October 4, 2012

New pic May 2019!

Paige had previously been living with her mother until she lost her rights.

She can sit independently and can crawl! Her speech is not well developed but she can partially understand what you are saying.  She has a very short attention span.

Update June 2013:
Lovely Paige has hair now!  She broke my heart.  She was just sitting on the couch rocking back and forth and didn’t respond at all when I came over to her. Poor, sweet thing!! The nannys love her, but she needs more than they can give. I am not sure if the move was hard on her or what but she just rocked and rocked.

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

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Grace

Grace RK Girl, born June 2010
PRC
Cleft lip and palate; congenital heart defect (post-op)

Listed: January 11, 2016

Grace was abandoned by the train station when she was ten days old and has been living in an orphanage ever since. Grace was born with a cleft lip and palate, for which her first surgery will occur in May. She also had a congenital heart defect which was corrected this past summer. She does not take any cardiac medication but she sometimes pants and her lips become blue after strenuous exercise so her cardiac issues may not be fully resolved.

Grace is reported to have normal intelligence, potty trained, and she walks and runs just fine. She dresses herself, speaks in 3 – 5 word sentences, likes to sing and play games with other children.

Update from 2016: At 6 years old Grace enjoys looking at books, playing with her friends and has a favorite stuffed toy. She has great self help and fine motor skills, she can dress herself, including jacket and shoes, she can draw lines and shapes. She is an extroverted girl and she really enjoys playing games with her peers. She has many favorite foods, dumplings, noodles, fruit and many more. She had a surgery to repair her cleft lip already, but her cleft palate has not been repaired yet. She studies preschool, she can sing, dance, draw, string beads, and put clothes on dolls. Her upper limbs are flexible, she can walk and run, but not very steadily. She is active and gets along well with other kids,and often helps other younger kids.

$4,092.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Leena

Girl, born 2011

Listed September 11, 2015

Phenylketonuria, also known as PKU

New pic May 2019! 

From a volunteer in August 2016:   “I was happy to see that Leena is still the same strong willed young girl as last year. She is available for adoption now! She was a little calmer than last year, but she would still take every chance she got to run around. Just like last year it was obvious that some nurses have a very hard time with her and others love her. She’s much calmer when the nurses like her and she’s easier to handle. It was unclear if she was totally potty trained this year or that she’s still working on it. It was also unclear if she got the diet she needed, but her delays didn’t look worse. Leena is such a wonderful girl! She should be in a family where she has the chance to be who she is, all days of the year.

From a missionary who met her in 2015: “Leena is a strong-willed young girl.  She is stubborn and funny. She loves to explore the world (within the concrete walls she lives between). She has been transferred to this facility in May and she is obviously still getting used to the circumstances of living. She had a lot more freedom in the baby orphanage she came from. Leena can walk (so don’t be fooled by the picture), she can run, she is very energetic. She can drink from a cup. This summer (2015) she was being potty trained. She doesn’t talk. She squeals when she is very excited. She is probably the size of a 3 year old at the moment (summer 2015). She probably understands what is being said to her, but she has a hard time following orders. Due to her PKU she needs a special diet and medicine. The baby orphanage she grew up in, didn’t provide the proper care. So (part of) het mental delays may be caused because of that. The facility she lived in right now, tries to provide the proper care. They do not receive funds for it, so they raise it themselves with a charity fund. They really try to take good care of her. Some nurses really like her. Other nurses have a hard time dealing with her, because of her energetic ways. She likes to move and run around all the time. As soon as you let go of her hand or take her out of her wheelchair, you have to chase her. As soon as you give her an opportunity she’ll take it. Some days she was tied up in a wheelchair and we thought she might have been drugged. She didn’t react, she didn’t smile, she didn’t interact. Until the moment my fiancé pulled her from the wheelchair and it was as if she came alive again. I have not seen any selfharming behaviours and I haven’t seen her hurt other children. I have also not seen her interact with other children at all. The nurses don’t like it when she gets all excited, but for me it was a sign that she was not so institutionalized yet. There was so much fight in her. I hope she finds a family before she loses the strength to fight and before her delays will get worse, due to a lack of a proper diet and medical care.”

$1,014.45 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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Bradlee

Boy, born 2008
PRC
beta thalassemia major

Bradlee is a sensible and well-liked boy, born in August of 2008, who gets along well with the other children in his school and orphanage. He’s not always serious though, as he’s up for a good laugh anytime! Bradlee started attending school at the orphanage in September of 2015. He’s been taking language arts, math, art, music and PE. Bradlee’s teachers say he’s a good student and participates in class. At the end of the first semester of school, he received the “Star of Good Behavior” award! Bradlee is independent with dressing, bathing, and making his bed.

An adoptive mama and advocate has met this child, who she called Brett, and wrote this post about him: https://adoptingthalassemia.com/2018/04/19/smiley-brett/
When admitted to the orphanage Bradlee was initially diagnosed with a heart defect, but later ultrasounds showed it resolved on its own. Bradlee was born with beta thalassemia major and currently receives blood transfusions every two months, as well as chelation medication to treat iron overload.

It is clear Bradlee isn’t getting the care he needs or would get here due to the frontal bossing you can clearly see in the forehead area. If untreated or treated improperly, beta thalassemia major can cause the bone marrow to expand. Bone marrow is where most of the blood cells are produced in the body. The bone marrow expands because it is trying to compensate for chronic anemia. This abnormal expansion causes bones to become thinner, wider, and brittle. Affected bones may grow abnormally (bone deformities), particularly the long bones of the arms and legs and certain bones of the face. When facial bones are affected it can result in distinctive facial features including an abnormally prominent forehead (frontal bossing), full cheek bones (prominent malar eminence), a depressed bridge of the nose, and overgrowth (hypertrophy) of the upper jaw (maxillae), exposing the upper teeth. The affected bones have an increased fracture risk, particularly the long bones of the arms and legs. Some individuals may develop ‘knock knees’ (genu valgum), a condition in which the legs bend inward so that when a person is standing the knees will touch even if the ankles and feet are not. Bradlee desperately needs to find a loving family soon- access to good medical care will be life-saving and life-changing for him!

There is a $2,000 agency grant for Bradlee’s adoption with his current adoption agency. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is also giving a $1,000 grant for any child with transfusion dependent thalassemia.

$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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MaryKate

Girl, born 2007
PRC
beta thalassemia major

MaryKate is a sweet, spunky, sensible, talkative, and optimistic girl, born in December of 2007. She gets along well with the other children and she enjoys playing aeroplane chess, singling, dancing, and building things with Legos. She does not enjoy running. MaryKate is very responsible and mature for her age. She likes to help her caretakers and teachers. She is independent when it comes to her self care. She can be a little shy at first, but quickly warms up. Many adoptive parents and advocates who have met MaryKate adore her and recall her to be sweet and smart. MaryKate communicates and answers questions well. She attends school at the orphanage and can recite poetry, do addition and subtraction problems, and sing the 26-letter alphabet song in English. MaryKate is obedient and does well in math, reading, Chinese, and English. Her favorite foods are chips, chocolate, and cake, but she also likes grapes, apples, and bananas. She has been to Disney in 2015 and absolutely loved it! She loves Mickey Mouse and hopes to one day be able to go to Disney again!

MaryKate was born with beta thalassemia major. She has been getting transfusions, but not nearly as often as she should be. She is also in great need of iron chelation medication. Her file mentioned a heart defect- VSD as a baby, but it likely resolved on its own as it has not been brought up since. MaryKate would love a family of her own and she desperately needs access to regular transfusions and chelation medication. A family for MaryKate will change her life, but truly save her life too!

Videos available!  A specific agency has a $1000 grant available for MaryKate. The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is also giving a $1,000 grant for any child with transfusion dependent thalassemia.

$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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Julian

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2019

Julian’s file states that he can stand while holding objects like tables or peoples clothing.  His file also says he likes to play with balls and his favorite game is hide and seek. He likes it when his caregiver puts a towel on his head and plays peek a boo, he smiles and giggles happily. Julian’s favorite food is noodles.

$63.00 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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Ivey #

Ivey
Birthday 2015

Listed: May 2019
Diagnosis: Turner Syndrome

 

Ivey currently lives in a group home for children with special needs and there are no other children her age in the home. She has delays in all aspects of her development. She was born with a heart condition that was surgically corrected. She still takes heart medication and sees the cardiologist for check-ups.

She is also currently on a dairy free diet. The doctor has indicated that milk and dairy products should be slowly reintroduced to observe her tolerance level. An optomologist diagnosed her with a vision impairment, but she does not have glasses or any corrective measures at this time.
Ivey can sit up, pull to a stand and walk around her crib holding on to support. She interacts with toys, but doesn’t know how to play with them appropriately due to lack of instruction. She says a couple of short words and babbles/makes sounds. She makes eye contact, tracks with her eyes, and will interact with a mirror and other toys that interest her.

*** 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

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Molly May #

Molly May

Birthday: 2015

Listed: 2019
Diagnosis: Trisomy 7; cleft lip & palate; Cerebral Palsy

 

Molly May has made progress in her development during recent months. She is able to sit unassisted, get up on her knees and has begun to start trying to move around in a walker. She is becoming more physically active. She makes eye contact, looks around for families adults and smiles when someone looks at her. She will laugh out loud when an adult plays with her. She watches children’s cartoons and movies on the TV and will get excited and point to the screen when the TV is turned on. She picks up toys and attempts to play with them. She still needs instructions in how to appropriately play with toys. She makes vocalizations in an effort to communicate. She eats soft foods from a spoon.
Molly May has undergone multiple surgeries to repair her cleft lip & palate. She is under the continued care of the doctor who is performing these procedures. She is also under the regular care of a neurologist, who diagnosed her with CP in 2018. She had suffered from “constant shaking” resulting in uncontrollable movements up until a few months ago. The social worker reports that this has greatly improved and that Molly May’s movement are now more calm and she also sleeps calmly too. Videos taken in April 2019 show her interacting with toys.

 

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

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*** 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

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Channing

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Channing has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. His file states that his name means cypress in the spring, green and luxuriant, full of vitality. According to his file, he smiles when being teased and will stare at his caretakers wanting to be held. When he is held, he likes lying his head on his caretakers shoulder. Channing’s file says he can turn over by himself, raise his head, coordinate his hands, and sit up with an adults help. His file states he likes to do passive exercises and listen to music.

$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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Lance

Boy, born 2008
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Lance lives in a large Asian country and has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, postoperative repair of congenital heart disease, bilateral cryptorchidism and postoperative repair of right indirect inguinal hernia. His file states that Lance has good self-care skills, he can fold his clothes, take off his shoes, and put them away. According to his file, he loves listening to his teacher tell stories, he can read simple words, and understand basic questions. Lance’s file says he enjoys finger painting and singing and dancing to songs. His file indicates he likes to run, jump, and play sports.

 

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

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Duncan

Boy, born 2009
PRC
beta thalassemia major

May 2019 Written Update:His mental ability is similar to other kids of the same age. He has thalassemia and needs blood transfusion every month. He has a good personality. He is quiet. He listens to the staff, and likes reading, painting, singing, and playing chess. He is well behaved. Duncan has no delays with gross motor or fine motor skills. He attends school. Duncan has a close friend at the orphanage. He knows how to care for others. His social skills are good and he gets along well with others.
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“I love observing others in a big group of people and seeing others happy makes me happy. I am an easy kid who doesn’t need much to be entertained. I just like holding hands and feeling close to people. I’m a total lover, not a fighter! I always listen to what my nannies ask of me and I obey with a smile on my face. I’m gentle with my friends and treat all my belongings with care. People who know me describe me as sweet, shy, loving, happy, kind, and as a good listener.” This was written by volunteers who have gotten to know Duncan well over the years. What a gem of a kid! And don’t get us started on that smile….that smile that pretty much never leaves his face!

Duncan was born in January of 2009 with beta thalassemia major and is transfusion dependent. He needs a blood transfusion approximately every 3 weeks and he receives iron chelation daily. He is easy-going, obedient, and very happy. Unfortunately, Duncan has not been able to attend school outside of the orphanage due to his needs, but does receive schooling inside the orphanage. He knows how to count and can draw, color, and sing songs. Duncan is a polite boy who gets along well with all of his friends. A forever family and the medical care Duncan could receive in the United States would be life-changing for this precious boy!

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-duncanupdate
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-duncanupdate2
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-duncanupdate3
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-duncan

There is a $4,000 agency grant for Duncan’s adoption with his current adoption agency.  The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation is also giving a $1,000 grant for any child with transfusion dependent thalassemia.

$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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Duncan

Boy, born 2005

Malformations of aqueduct of Sylvius (hydrocephalus)
Other congenital malformations of posterior segment of eye
Profound intellectual disabilities

 

 

$32.00 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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Everly

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (PFO and PDA)

Everly is a precious little girl, born with Down syndrome and Congenital Heart Disease- PFO and PDA. Everly’s caretakers all like her a lot and noted that she is a very curious and observant little girl. Everly was rolling over by 10 months of age. Despite being smaller, she could get anywhere she wanted or get anyone’s attention by rolling across the room! She is able to make sounds and her caretakers report that she makes the cutest faces too! Everly has always enjoyed sitting in her rocking chair and making it move. She likes musical toys and interacting with people. Everly will turn to smile when she is called by her caretaker and she will also raise her hands to ask for cuddles from others too. At the time her file was prepared, Everly was learning how to crawl. She is being loved on while she waits for a forever family of her own, that is for sure!

Update June 2019:  These videos show her play and developmental level. She self soothes by rocking her chair, lots of oral stuff (putting toys to mouth), and is starting the “chuck the toy over the side.” She also has some pre-verbal sounds.  Video 1, Video 2

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

$42.00 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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Hope

Girl, born 2004

Arnold-Chiari syndrome
spina bifida with hydrocephalus
chronic kidney insufficiency- 3rd stage
spinal bladder
flail legs
congenital hip dislocation
chronic interstitial cystitis

Available in June 2019!!

Everybody who ever met this girl fell in love with her immediately. She is pure love and kindness!

She needs a family who will be able not only love her (which she deserves!) but to provide her with qualified and probably expensive medical care.

$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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Sawyer #4-5

Age 9; born 2010
Arthrogryposis with knee joint contractures, bilateral club foot, Hypotrophy.

Sawyer is able to move around the room by scooting on his bottom. He can talk in sentences, but his articulation is not always clear. He plays with toys, responds when spoken to, follows simple directions, and assists with self-help tasks such as dressing/undressing.
Photo and videos from March 2016 are available through the agency.

Listed, April 2016; Update below, April 2019:

Sawyer has spent his entire life in a large orphanage, where his experiences and interactions have been limited. He’s been attending school and working with a speech therapist for the past 2 years and this has resulted in an increase in all skill areas. Sawyer can talk in simple sentences and answer questions. His articulation is poor, but he’s made improvements with the help of a speech therapist. He can count to 10, identify his body parts, and answer basic questions such as his name and age. He demonstrates imaginative play with toys. His motor skills are delayed due to his diagnosis. He uses a wheelchair for mobility and will also scoot around the room on his bottom. He can feed himself. He can take his shoes and socks off independently. He is described as very social. He works hard during academic instruction. He enjoys interacting with both peers and adults. It is believed that his cognitive delays are due to the environment he has lived in and lack of exposure.

*** 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

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Stan #

Boy, age 10
cognitive delays; hypothyroidism

Stan takes medication to manage his thyroid. He’s also on medication for behaviors, and his foster family reports that the medication helps him to sleep better at night, which has improved his overall behavior. He can memorize, retain, and reproduces information. Motor skills are well developed. Self-help skills are well developed. He follows the rules and behaves well in public. The medication he is taking has decreased his mood swings. He talks in complete sentences and is able to ask/answer questions, tell a story, etc. He occasionally mixes up verb tenses and other grammatical errors, but is able to be understood. He is working with a speech therapist at school. He responds well to verbal praise and verbal prompts when he needs correction. He enjoys music and loves animals. He eagerly engages in activities with other children. He likes to put puzzles together, watch TV and play on the computer. He is behind academically at school due to difficulty with attention span.

*** 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

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Drako #

Boy, age 4
Cognitive delays; repaired cleft lip & palate with additional surgeries needed

Drako has undergone surgeries to repair a cleft lip and palate. He is under continues care by medical professionals and will need future orthodontic surgery and other possible surgeries as well related to his cleft issues. Developmentally, his speech, motor skills, and cognitive processing are all delayed. He can crawl, pull to a stand, cruise around furniture/objects, and walk while holding an adult’s hand. He will interact with toys that play music or light up. He babbles, but is not yet saying any words.

Photos and videos are available.

*** 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

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Graciella

Girl, born 2015

Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures
Other specified congenital malformations of brain
Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly associated with short stature
mixed specific developmental disorder
spastic tetraplegia
Congenital malformation of optic disc

$967.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Falconn

Boy, born 2013

Cerebral palsy

Listed: April 2019

 

 

$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!

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Adrian #

Boy: 2015

Listed: 4/2019

Diagnosis: Condition after extreme low weight at birth (prematurity IV degree). Cerebral palsy, spastic form – moderate degree. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia /BPD/. Delayed physical and psychomotor development. Bilateral neuro-sensory hearing loss.  

Aidan has delays in his psychomotor development. He has a potential and if he receives special cares, he will be able to achieve progress. His interactions with others are on an elementary level. The child feels calm in the presence of familiar adults. He is curious and walks around in his walker reaching for different items. The toys which stimulate his tactile sensors are more interesting for him than other toys and items, for example children’s books

*** 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

Georgia #

Girl: 2016

Listed: 4/2019

Diagnosis: Congenital cardiac malformation – Hypertrophic obstructive myocardiopathy. Low birth weight (II degree), hemolytic disease of the new born. Malformation syndrome. Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy III degree.

*** 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

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Robert

Boy, born 2012
H-C
Cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, microcephaly

Robert is a sweet little boy who loves to smile and laugh. His laugh is contagious and makes you laugh. He loves to play outside and swing. He also likes the zipline. He loves to be a big brother and is sweet with little kids and with babies. He loves to make babies laugh and loves to hold them. He can say a few words but only does it in front of people he knows well and is comfortable with. The words he can say are pretty clear. He will shake his head no if he doesn’t want something or yes if he wants something. He is getting better at responding to directions. He is potty trained. He loves to sit on your lap and cuddle.

Video available.

$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!

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Brad

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Bradley is a sweet baby who delights in exploring the toy shelf. He is quick to pick out his favorite toys and grab them off the shelf. He was born with Down syndrome but no other noted medical issues. Bradley is a happy little baby who loves to be cuddled. Like most babies with Down syndrome Bradley is delayed in many areas but he is making impressive progress. He is crawling and cruising on furniture. He can even walk a few steps independently. He loves to imitate sounds and is now able to say a few words. Even though he is still very young he is already understanding what his nannies are saying to him and following simple directions. Bradley is ready from some excitement and nothing is going to hold him back!

Bradley is ready to meet every challenge with a smile. Will you be there to help him?

Families may qualify for a $5,000 grant from his current agency.

$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!

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Wendy

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Neonatal brain injury, hypothyroidism, rickets

Two year old Wendy is close with her caretakers and likes being held by them. Her file states that she has sharp reaction to outside stimulation such as sound source and visually following objects. She likes being teased, giggling, and can turn over onto her stomach. Her file indicates that she communicates her emotions by facial expression and reacts to being called.

$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!

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Gwen

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Gwen has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and nystagmus. Gwen is described as optimistic, outgoing, and smiley. Her file states that she can stand and walk with support. According to her file, Gwen likes playing with her shoes, making excited ah-ah sounds, and listening to music, where she wiggles to the songs.

$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!

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Jonah

Boy, born 2013
H-C

Jonah is a joy to be around. His smile and laughter lights up the room, especially when he really gets going. He loves to cuddle, get kisses, and to be included on what is going on around him. He has some breathing issues and breathes very loudly but does not regularly use any thing extra to help him breathe. Jonah has struggled with gaining weight his whole life, but lately has been doing better. In December of 2017 he had g-tube surgery and in December of 2018 he had a nissen to help prevent him from vomiting. He is unable to tolerate large amounts of food at a time so he is continuously fed with a feeding pump through his g-tube with a medical formula. Now that he has a nissen he is able to keep more inside him rather than vomiting it back out. Jonah has very high tone but is on medication to help with that as well as goes to therapy multiple times a week for stretching, massage, exercises, and time in the stander.

Jonah can hold his head up on his own, but isn’t steady and will often fall backwards or forwards. He can recover from this on his own but often needs encouragement and occasionally a little help. Jonah can roll from his front to his back or from a side to his back or his front, but cannot yet turn 360 degrees without help. He can also scoot around a little bit whether he is on his back or his stomach. On his stomach he can lift his head up to look around, but does not do so for long periods of time. Jonah needs help keeping his arms in position for supporting his upper body on his elbows. He cannot yet fully sit on his own, but will do most of the work when in a sitting position. Jonah can hold things in his hands, but does not do so for very long. He currently uses a special tomato chair for sitting as well as his wheelchair when needing to be mobile.

Jonah has been going to preschool for just over a year and has been working on communicating and making more and more choices. He can use a yes/no board or make choices between two things by touching the item or card or by looking in the direction of what he wants. He is learning to read just like most five and a half year olds are.

Jonah needs a family who can advocate for his care and love him fiercely. He needs access to more doctors than he has available in the country he is in to address and test some of his needs that cannot be done here.

$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!

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Sasha

Girl, born 2011
H-C
Developmental delays, deaf, VSD, history of seizures

Sasha is a spunky, free spirited 8 year old. She has developmental delays, but is very curious about her surroundings. She is constantly walking around and picking things up to examine them, play with them, or chew on them. She loves to interact when you mimic the things she does as well as being tickled. She laughs and has a fun sparkle in her eye. She also loves watching and interacting with herself in the mirror.

Communication with her is limited since she is deaf and has yet to learn sign language. She understands some signs such as “sit” and “no”, but has yet to repeat signs back to us such as “more” and “food.” Sasha continues to work on those both in her foster home and with her teacher at school, but it has been very slow progress. She also has a VSD (hole in her heart), but her body has learned to live with it well. She has been taken off all her heart medicine, and seems to be doing well so far. She has seen doctors about surgery, but none has been needed so far. She is also on medication for seizures, but under the current combination of seizure medication, she has not a had a seizure.

$5.00 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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Barrett

Boy, born 2009
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Barrett is described as a cute kid with a ready smile. He is said to be able to express himself and speak clearly. Because of his CP he needs help with many of his daily needs. He is not able to walk so must use a wheelchair.

His best friend was recently adopted and he hopes he can also be adopted soon and get the help he needs to live as full a life as possible. Could you be his parents and welcome him into your family?

$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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Adalia

Girl, born 2006
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2019

Sweet Adalia is 12 years old, and weighs 44 pounds. Agency staff met her in 2011, and still … she waits. She is in desperate need of a family.  She must be adopted by her 14th birthday, or she will be un-adoptable!  These photos are from March 2019.

Adalia is able to crawl and can stand with support. Her caregivers say that she refuses solid food, so she only eats food that is very watered down. Her favorite toy is a rocking horse. There is a video of her crawling over and climbing up to rock for a while. The nannies note that she does not interact with those around her and does not follow directions. Adalia receives some simple therapy in the orphanage and the teachers there work with her as well.

What Adalia needs most is to receive the one-on-one attention that a family could provide and the unconditional love of her very own mom and dad.

She has a $3,000 grant with her current agency.

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

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Timm

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down Syndrome, ASD, PDA, and pulmonary hypertension

Timm is a handsome little fellow who was born January 2015, and who enjoys listening to music and playing with toys. He is quiet, shy and gets along well with the others around him. When he sees someone he knows he will reach out for them to hold him and while being held he will rest his head on their shoulders. He is close with his foster mother, and will always watch her when she is nearby, and dances with joy when she comes over to him. Timm has Down syndrome, as well as a congenital heart defect (ASD, PDA, and Pulmonary Hypertension). In May 2015 he had a surgical procedure for his heart and is said to have recovered well.

As of November 2017, he can sit, stand and walk while holding on to rails or by having both of his hands held. He is able to hold a bottle, but needs help when drinking from a straw. He does not yet use words but will make “ah” sounds to express his needs. He knows what ‘no’ means and will cry when disciplined. Timm can feed himself crackers and becomes happy when he sees food! He is waiting to make memories with his very own family.

$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!

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Will

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

His caregiver’s description of him says it all! “He is active and cheerful; has a ready smile; will smile at you if you call him; his smile is moving and makes you feel warm; docile; does not lose temper freely; will be comforted easily; shy in front of strangers; can dance with music; adorable.” Will was born with Down syndrome and no other known health issues.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$45.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Frederik

Boy, born 2009

HIV
Hepatitis C

 

 

$23.20 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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Damian and his brother

Boy, born 2016

Other disorders of psychological development
Disorder of brain, unspecified
Patent ductus arteriosus

He has a brother in a different orphanage born in 2007.  They must be adopted together!

$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!

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Lark

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Lark is a precious little girl! Lark is optimistic and she likes to play with tiny balls and toy blocks. She is especially curious about new toys. Her teacher gives her attentive care, often holding her and talking to her. She also takes Lark outside to enjoy the sunshine. As of November of 2017, she could scoot around and walk while holding onto something for support. She was babbling, but not yet saying words. Lark does understand and can follow simple instructions. Her teacher is working hard with her on language, recognizing objects, and physical activities.  The agency is hoping for an update soon.

Lark has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with a specific adoption agency. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

$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!

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Wilson

Boy, born 2009

Muscular Dystrophy

Wilson is a sweet, happy, playful boy. He is great with little kids and bigger kids. He loves to play legos, color, watch tv, go to the beach and just be with those who care for him. He spent one summer and winter break with a host family, he bonded well with them. He is affectionate and makes good eye contact.

He has a progressive form of Muscular Dystrophy. He can no longer stand, walk or crawl. He can still sit upright by himself. He does require help dressing, bathing and some help with eating. He is toilet trained but needs help to get to the toilet. He longs to belong and be given love and attention. He adapts well to new adventures, people and places. He will be a blessing to any family.

$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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Anney

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Cerebral palsy and epilepsy.

Anney’s file states that she is a cuddly girl who loves being held by her caretakers. Her file says she loves to laugh and clap her hands when happy. Her pictures capture her bright and happy smile that light up a room.

$20.00 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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Yuliana

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome
heart murmur, due to have surgery soon

Listed: March 2019

 

 

$96.93 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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Philip

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Philip’s file shows he likes interacting in school and playing with his peers. Philips file says that his favorite toys are balls and toy cars. According to his file, he can walk freely on a flat floor, run, and jump.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$27.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Melody

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Melody is a little peanut who couldn’t be cuter! Melody knows the nanny who takes care of her and is very close to her. She is described as smiley, shy, and energetic. She recognizes the other children in her room and enjoys playing with them. Melody feeds herself with a bottle and likes to eat crackers too. She is afraid of strangers, but will actively ask for hugs from the nanny who cares for her. Being held is one of her very favorite things! Melody will let her nanny know she is not happy if the nanny holds another child first or is too busy to hold her. Melody reacts when called and can understand simple instructions. She is now saying some single words and will say a sentence every once in a while, but it is hard to understand. She is finally walking and appears very small for her age.

Agency staff have met her multiple times and note that she is sweet, has a precious laugh, doesn’t cry much, is often happy, and is a good sleeper. One of our traveling families even had the blessing of meeting her last year. Melody will surely bring so much joy to her forever family!

The agency has several photos — and videos!  NEW VIDEO (make sure to see her beaming smile when she finally gets picked up at about the 41 second mark); and 2018 VIDEO from when a traveling family met her.

Melody’s current adoption agency has a $5000 grant for her adoption!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through the end of 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$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!

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Jayla

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Jayla is an adorable little girl! She loves candy and has a good appetite! She likes to listen to music and play games. Jayla is said to get along well with the others around her, though she is a true introvert who prefers to play alone. At one year old, she could roll over and sit with support. By two years, she could crawl, sit on her own, and feed herself finger foods. She was babbling to the other children. As of November of 2017, she could walk while pushing a rolling toy and her hands are flexible. Her favorite activity is playing outdoors and she enjoys toys that make noise. Jayla has a couple new pictures and a written update (Feb 2019). She definitely needs a loving family and access to resources she needs to thrive.

We hope Jayla’s family sees her soon!  Her current adoption agency has a grant of $5000 for her adoption!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through the end of 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$5.00 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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Ishmael

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Ishmael is a quiet, well-behaved little boy who loves to play outside. He can stand for a long time with his hands holding something for support, feed himself with his fingers, and he imitates simple words. He wraps his arms around his caregiver’s neck as they move around the room. Ishmael is described as a sweet boy who gets along well with other children.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$25.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Naomi

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, anal atresia, post-operative of sigmoidostomy

Listed: Feb 2019

Sweet little Naomi is two years old. Naomi is described by her caregivers as cute, chubby and fair-skinned. She is full of energy and in August she was crawling everywhere and pulling to stand. Whenever her nannies call her name, she will crawl quickly to them and hold her arms out to be picked up. She loves being held. Naomi also loves playing with toys and with her little friends. She is fond of music and will rock her body to the rhythm. She is not shy around strangers and has a ready smile.

Naomi entered the care of the orphanage at just two days old. Soon after she was sent for surgery due to anal atresia. A sigmoid colostomy was done at that time. We are waiting for an update on Naomi to find out if the colostomy has since been reversed. When Naomi was 5 months old it was confirmed that she has a congenital heart disease (minor PFO). She is also suspected to have Down syndrome due to her facial features.

$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!

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Abel

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, post-operative of polydactylism of the right fingers, hearing loss

Listed: Feb 2019

Abel is generally a contented child who likes to have the caregivers play games with him. He will giggle when the games include shaking rattles, mirrors, and hide-and-seek. He has general delays in walking and talking which is typical for children with Down syndrome. He enjoys being in the class with other children and he likes watching what goes on around him.

Abel’s report (from June 2017) shares that: He was weak when admitted to the class. Caregivers give him delicate care, he gradually grows up and becomes more and more lovely. At present, Abel could transfer from lying on back to lying on abdomen and vice versa, likes playing on the mattress, he would be very happy when caregivers tease him with rattles.  While lying on back, caregiver shake her hand in front of him, he would giggle, smile when being teased. He often scratch his forehead or look at his hands. He would lift his head high supported with arms against the mattress, look around, play toys with handle.  Abel could grasp toys on the toy shelf, try to grasp little towel covering on his face, clap his hands and laugh. He often roll for toys far away, he likes looking at the mirror, shake his head seeing himself in the mirror, try to touch himself in the mirror.

$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!

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Falcon

Boy, born 2010

Nephritic agenesis, one sided
light degree mental delay

 

Listed: Feb 2019

$19.70 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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Isaak

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, postoperative repair of congenital heart disease

Listed: Feb 2019

If you need a joyful smile to brighten your day, Isaac is your guy! Isaac was born  with Down syndrome and has already had a procedure for Heart Disease. He also has esotropia of his left eye. This little guy lives life with gusto. Isaac is extremely friendly and doesn’t know a stranger! Isaac lives with a foster family while he waits for adoption.

$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!

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Xander

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome; physical developmental delays

Listed: Feb 2019

This little cutie pie is Xander, who was born with Down Syndrome. He came into care when he was about six months old, and joined a foster family when he was 9 months old. He is especially close to his foster uncle. Xander can walk unsupported and ride a trike. He loves to play with others and follows instructions. Xander loves to play outside.

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$145.00 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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Selma

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Darling Selma loves playing in the water, and she kicks her legs to splash in it every day. Her caregivers say she has bright eyes and a pure heart, and they all adore her. When being cuddled she will touch your face while looking at you sweetly! She loves eating, and will shout happily when she sees a bottle coming, but if you ask her to sleep she’ll roll on her side and grumble. Selma has Down syndrome, and no other known health needs. When she was first admitted into the orphanage she was noted to be malnourished and had eczema on her neck and ear, but with treatment her skin cleared. She had difficulties keeping her milk down and she had poor sucking ability; however, with the proper care these matters improved. Selma’s development is delayed, so she attends rehabilitation training. They are working on crawling, but as of October 2017 she hadn’t mastered it quite yet. She can say ‘mom’ and ‘grandmother’ and will observe the facial expressions of the adults around her. If you walk by her she will make sounds and if you leave her she will cry! Her greatest need if for a family to take her to place called home.

$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!

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Jennie

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Precious Jennie needs to find her family! Just watching her video makes your heart yearn to bring her home! Video (pw is jenny)

Jennie was born late 2011 with Down syndrome. She was met by an adoptive mama, who I am sure would love to talk to anyone interested in this sweet girl! Jennie’s photos and video show her darling personality. She seems so outgoing, funny and affectionate! She will be the perfect addition to any family!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through the end of 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

 

$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!

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Adele

Girl, born 2008

Down syndrome

 

 

 

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

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Paulie

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Paulie is doing his best to grow in all aspects of his life. Paulie can sit up for a few minutes and he is learning transitional movements from sitting to crawling, moving forward on his stomach and using his arms and legs (one of the steps towards crawling). Paulie doesn’t talk yet, but is headed in that direction. He makes recognizable sounds to communicate. These include clicking his tongue to show happiness. This is a new sound of self-expression to communicate and we are excited because it is an effort he makes towards speech! He does not speak words at this time, but he is using more vocal sounds to express joy or unhappiness. Paulie’s fine motor skills are satisfactory. He enjoys playing with toys that hang on strings or toys that can dangle. Paulie has Down Syndrome but he is working hard to be all that he can be. He has great enthusiasm for life and an even greater smile! Could Paulie be a part of your family?

Paulie’s agency has a $1500 grant for his adoption!

*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant!  Through 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant***

$20.00 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!