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Heath

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome
Disorder of brain, unspecified
Congenital heart defect (Patent ductus arteriosus, Atrial septal defect)

 

$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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Andy

Boy, 4 years old
Vergae Cyste, intrauterine pneumonia

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Marti

Boy, 1 year old
Down syndrome, Congenital heart Defect (tetralogy of fallot)

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Gregory

Boy, 1 year old
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Sergius

Boy, 2 years old
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Tigran

Boy, 4 years old
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Simon

Boy, 5 years old
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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King

Boy, 3 years old
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Harry

Boy, 3 years old
Down syndrome, duodenal erosion

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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David

Boy, 8 months old
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Monica

Girl, 3 years old
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (post-op)

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Naheeda

Girl, 8 months old
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Katherine

Girl, 8 months old
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (oval hole)

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Jeanne

Girl, 1 year old
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (oval hole, interventricular septum)

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child, from the agency. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Karen

Girl, 5 years old
Down syndrome

Listed: Dec 2018

Due to requirements of this child’s country of residence we are not able to show a photo or provide identifying information.  Children listed are currently waiting and available for adoption as of the time of this notice.  Interested families may contact us for agency contact information.  Applicants with an approved home study may learn more about this specific child. If you do not have an approved home study, the agency can provide you with information on the country of adoption and how to proceed to be matched with a waiting child.

The adoption agency is offering a $6000 grant towards the adoption of this child!

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Conrad

Boy, born 2018

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
Other specified disorders of brain

 

$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Josie

Girl, born 2015
Spina bifida and hydrocephalus

Listed: Nov 2018

VP shunt is placed and endoscopic third ventriculostomy (EVT) was completed in July 2018 . She has a mild form of bilateral clubfoot that has made great progress with serial casting and daily AFO usage. The orthopedist does not believe that surgical intervention will be required. She is a sweet child who enjoys playing with toys and other children. She attends an on-site English preschool where she is working on improving her fine motor skills. She can identify colors, count to 10, and sing both Telugu and English songs. She plays well with the other children and has appropriate attachment with her adult caregiver. Josie is speaking in 3-5 word sentences, primarily in English though she does understand her Telugu speaking caregiver. Josie currently crawls and scoots on her bottom to get around. She receives physical therapy 4 times a week where she is working on standing independently, walking with a walker and building her core strength. Josie has diminished feeling below her knees but has been making good progress in physical therapy. She is able to pull to a standing position and often does so throughout the day without prompting. She is making progress walking with the assistance of a walker. She is able to navigate her current home without difficulty. She goes up and down stairs by crawling/scooting and using her upper body strength. Josie is a happy child who loves to laugh and smile. Videos available!

$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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Calvin Henry

Boy, born 2018

updated pic 11/18!

Down syndrome
Other congenital malformations of cardiac septa

Listed: Nov 2018

$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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Sue

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (PDA)

Sue is an absolutely adorable little girl who has Down syndrome and a heart condition (PDA). She is described by her caregivers as a bright girl with a ready smile who is pleasant and gregarious and likes playing with other children. She has made great progress and is well loved by her caregivers.

$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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Elijah

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Elijah was born with Down syndrome and a Congenital Heart Defect. He seems to know how to have fun!

His caretakers describe him as cute, outgoing and delightful, and say he rarely cries. When you hug him and talk to him, he instantly smiles. He loves to listen to music and sing along.

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

$57.41 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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Reese

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Reese is an adorable little girl, born in July of 2014, who is described as gentle, kind, thoughtful, and loving. Reese was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease-complete endocardial cushion defect (type A). She rarely gets sick and she is said to have a good appetite.

Reese is deeply attached to her nanny and smiles in response to her. You don’t want to miss seeing that sweet smile in her videos below! Reese is easily satisfied and feels happy when she is loved on. She has been receiving rehabilitation training for her delayed motor development. At the time her file was prepared, Reese was saying simple sounds. When Reese sees another child crying, she will go up to the other child and pat their back to comfort them. Reese is a precious little girl who would benefit significantly from a family of her own!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Reese’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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Donnie #

Donnie
Boy: 2016

Diagnosis:Cerebral Palsy and severe mental delays.

Donnie has been in foster care since he was one week old. He has slow physical development: sits independently, crawls, pulls to a stand, “cruises”, takes steps holding someone’s hands and can stand and balance for short periods of time. He had a traumatic experience related to food: Shortly after solid food was introduced, he had a bad choking episode. Since then, he’s afraid of food. He drinks from a bottle and needs to watch the bottle being prepared.  He has no expressive language at this time. He will look when his name is called, but does not react or respond to simple directions or other verbal interactions. He interacts with toys, makes eye contact, and distinguishes between familiar and unfamiliar adults. He has been receiving therapy since April 2018 for his delays and CP.

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

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Jolie

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

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

This is sweet and silly Jolie. Jolie loves to watch cartoons, but her favorite thing to do is to play outside. It is estimated that she was born in March 2013. Jolie has some developmental delays related to Down syndrome. But she doesn’t let that slow her down. Jolie is described as active, lively and restless. She walks and runs just like other four year olds. She also navigates stairs on her own and climbs all over the furniture at home. Jolie can follow simple directions, such as “bring that ball over here”. She speaks simple words such as mama, baba (dad), gege (big brother), and chichi (eat). She also knows how to communicate her needs and desires. For example, if her foster father is going for a ride on his scooter, she will stand in front of it so that he knows she wants to go with him.

$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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William

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

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

A REPORT FROM APRIL 2017 SAYS:   On admission, William is about 6 months old. He is fairly quiet and a smart little boy. He had heart surgery in 2015. After back the institute, he gets the excellent care of our caretaker and he recovers gradually. At the age of 8-10 months, he is excited to see colorful toys, can transfer from supine position to lateral position; his movement of hands and feet is strong; he can put the object into his mouth and lift his hand, can turn his head, can grasp the toy with his hands and look at his hands; he laughs when amused by his familiar people. At the age of 10-12 months, he can hold his head up for a moment while lying on the stomach; he can stare at the adult when the adult is speaking to him and can grasp the toy in his hand. At the age of 12-15 months, he can hold his head high and look at the toy in front of him while lying on the stomach; he can visually move follow the dropping object, can stretch his hands out to reach the toy in front of him; he can roll over and laughs more. At the age of 13-15 months, he can hold his head to observe the thing and people around him while lying on the stomach, can sit for a moment with his back against the support, can move his body with abdomen, can pass a toy from one hand to the other hand; sometimes he can bang two toys together and makes sounds of yiyiyaya, so lovely. At the age of 15-18 months,he can roll over freely in the activity room, can roll over to reach his favorite toys, can prop up his upper body with hands and would watch other children are playing; he laughs when happy and can look for his favorite toy; sometimes he plays with other children; he is attached to the adult; he enjoys that someone plays games with him, such as the game of touching head, listening to music, listening to other’s talking and reading picture books; he knows his name, turns when called, and crawls to you; he smiles at you when happy in order to attract your attention. Now he can sit alone steadily and can stand up with hands holding the support; he is very curious and always wants to explore what he sees; sometimes he sits on the cushion, plays with other children, then he crawls to the adult and runs to the adult’s arms, he is so lovely.

$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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Devan

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

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

When Devan was found abandoned in September 2014 it was estimated that he was about 1.5 years old. When Devan first arrived in the orphanage, he was a very unhappy baby who was very “weak and floppy”. The orphanage staff decided it would be best if he was placed with a loving experienced foster family. His foster mother worked with him diligently, and by 3 years old he was walking and potty trained. Devan does not speak well. He occasionally calls his foster father baba (dad) and sometimes when he is playing by himself he talks to himself, but others do not know what he is saying. With that being said, Devan is able to express his needs and wants. For example, whenever he gets a treat, such as a candy bar, he will place it in his foster mother’s hands and look up at her, letting her know that he wants her to open it for him. Devan has been able to learn some gestures. He will shake a persons hand when saying hello and wave good-bye to them when they leave.

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

$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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Jude

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

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

Meet Jude! Isn’t he just adorable?!  He is still in the baby room at his orphanage, so he doesn’t get a lot of floor time. Therefore, he is not crawling yet. However, he can roll over. Also, when he is on his tummy, he can hold his head and chest up. Jude enjoys playing with his hands and sucking his fingers. He also likes playing with toys…which also go straight into his mouth. He enjoys being held by his nannies and is particularly attached to a specific one.

Caregivers describe Jude as a lively and lovely boy who is full of giggles. They say that he has very expressive eyes. With his eyes, Jude can show happiness, distress, fear and anger.

$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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Jaymie

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

Meet Jamie! This bundle of adorableness recently turned 1 year old! He has been in care since he was a few months old. Found to have Down syndrome, they also discovered a heart condition (ASD/VSD) which has been corrected. Jamie now spends his days gaining weight. winning the hearts of all the nannies, and catching up on his motor skills.

There is a $2,000 agency grant to be used toward his agency adoption fees for a qualified family! Jamie is waiting for you!

$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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Ronen

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Would you look at the smile on this little guy? Ronen is such a happy kiddo! When you talk with Ronen’s nannies about him, they cannot help but boast about how much progress he has made! They say his learning abilities in particular have made astonishing progress! When he gets back from school he will immediately grab a book off the bookshelf and sit quietly to look at it. He is full of curiosity and is fascinated by everything he sees!

Ronen has made great progress with his motor abilities, too. He can walk alone steadily and run, and he is learning to feed himself (though he still needs a little help with that!) In terms of his language ability, Ronen’s nannies believe he has a strong desire to speak. He cannot say any words yet, but he will imitate the shape of the nanny’s mouth when she speaks. He can understand most of what is said to him and can follow instructions. Ronen gets a cold from time to time, but his general health is very good. He has not been found to have a heart condition. Could you be Ronen’s forever family?

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

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

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Viola

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Viola is as cute as can be! Viola is a happy, sweet and expressive little girl, who was born with Down syndrome. You can see her contagious smile in her photos as well as her hilarious pouting face! We are told that she is incredibly happy and gets a huge smile on her face when she is praised by her caregivers. In contrast, when she gets scolded she usually feels very sorry for what she did wrong and will look down with a tear in her eye. Because of this, her caregivers cannot bear to criticize her! Viola gets along with everyone, peers and caretakers alike. She likes playing games with her friends and playing with toys, but two of her favorite activities are bath time and playing outside!

$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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Tessa

Girl, born March 2006
PRC
Spina Bifida, spinal meningocele

Listed: Oct 2018

Tessa needs to be adopted prior to her 14th birthday (early 2020)!

Tessa is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! Tessa was initially diagnosed with spina bifida and spinal meningocele, and later with chronic kidney disease and moderate anemia. Tessa is mature, strong, polite and well-liked. Despite her complicated medical history, she continues to work hard in school, treat others with kindness, and be optimistic. She enjoys music, drawing, dancing, and reading. Her favorite musical instruments are the zither and the piano. Tessa also really enjoys fashion and beauty. She likes to pick out cute outfits and do her hair to match! Her caretakers say she is hygienic, organized and that she enjoys cleaning. Tessa makes her bed and tidies her room every morning without being asked. She is well-liked by both her peers and adults in the orphanage. The adults feel that Tessa is much more mature than peers her age, as evidenced by her frequent and advanced conversations with them. She gets along well with her teachers and is described by them as being polite and respectful. At the time her report was written, Tessa was in fourth grade and was said to be clever. Her medical needs mean that she misses school frequently, but she has excellent grades and reads in her free time. She is said to be above average intellectually.

Tessa had surgery in 2007 to repair her meningocele. Then in 2011, she had surgery to correct a neurogenic bladder. She had another surgery in 2012 to correct a nephroblastoma on her right kidney, and finally, she had surgery in 2014 to treat her chronic kidney disease (stage V) and moderate anemia. Currently, Tessa has dialysis twice per week and blood transfusions twice per month. She also has her blood and urine reviewed each week. She receives medications and a specialized diet to treat her chronic kidney disease and anemia. Tessa would like to be adopted. She desperately needs a family for many reasons, but a family will most certainly make a significant difference for her medical needs and for her future!

Additional photos and information available.

$630.00 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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Elia

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Darling Elia is an active, smiley, and loved little girl with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- VSD. Elia has good fine motor skills. She is closest to the caretaker who looks after her and really likes to interact with her. Elia plays and gets along well with the other children. She likes to play with brightly colored toys. At the time Elia’s file was prepared, Elia could make sounds, sit, crawl, stand while holding onto an object, and take a few steps while her hands were held. Elia understand the meaning of the word ‘no’ and responds to her name being called. She will share a toy with a friend or caretaker if asked. Elia can follow simple directions and will clap her hands, dance, and shake her head yes/no. A good cuddle helps to calm her down if she gets upset. What Elia needs most is a forever family!

She was previously in the care of Show Hope, where she went by Nadine, until she was recalled to her orphanage this past summer.  They have more information about her, at this link.

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Elia’s adoption with her current agency. There is an extra $1,500 Down Syndrome Awareness grant for families that contract with this agency and commit to adopting a child with Down syndrome during the month of October! Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

$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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Josiah #

Boy: 2016

Listed: Oct 2018

Special needs: genetic metabolic disease – pyruvate-kinase deficiency – homozygote mutation p-R 446; mild to moderate core and periventricular lesions; generalized muscle hypotonia; severely delayed physical and neuro-psychological development;

Josiah moves in space by turning from back to belly and vice versa. He has started forming some of the perceptions about objects from his constant surroundings and everyday life. He connects some objects from his surroundings with the actions performed with them.

When awake, Josiah is mostly calm. He would laugh out loud when jested. During active interactions with adults Josiah pronounces various sounds and random syllables.  Josiah follows a specific dietary regime and has food individually prepared for him. He is fed with a spoon by an adult and has a picky appetite. He is calm during dressing and bathing. Josiah’s sleep is calm.

Donations cannot be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Scott #

Scott
Boy: 2014
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Scott spent the first 9 months of his life with his birth family. He was placed in an orphanage at 9  months old. He can sit up unassisted and can stand up with support. He will reach for a toy, hold it in his hand and manipulate it. He likes being held and cuddled. He is babbling and will repeat some basic words such as “ba-ba” and “ma-ma”. He’s been diagnosed with anemia and an iron deficiency.

$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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Gary #

Gary
boy: 2010
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

Gary is currently living in a group home for children with special needs. He can move around the group home in a gait trainer. Due to his low tone, he can not sit or stand independently. He can roll from back to stomach. He can hold a toy and will manipulate it, though he does not always understand the purpose of the toy. He enjoys interacting with adults and will smile and demonstrate appropriate emotions when engaged in activities.

Donations cannot be accepted until a family is found for him
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Ryan #

Ryan
Boy: 2012

Listed: Oct. 2018

Diagnosis: remission after brain tumor; VP shunt; epilepsy

Ryan has no mental issues. His memory, thinking and intellect are normal for the age. He has very good communication skills; communicates easily entering into dialogue; telling his experiences, can define in words how his body feels. Among the children, he feels comfortable, looking for contact with his peers. Ryan’s games varied – typical boyish type, calm and connected with movement. He plays with a variety of toys – with keys, buttons, sound and light effects, musical etc. The child enters role in the story game. His current interests are aimed at police and fire trucks and accessories related to these items. He has good self-service skills. He eats clean, serves with a spoon and fork. He can dress and undressed by himself, puts and takes off his shoes. Controls and communicates his physiological needs, he is potty trained. His day and night sleep is calm and he falls asleep easily.

 

When Ryan was 2, a tumor was surgically removed from his brain. He went through chemotherapy procedures. Ryan has been experiencing a number of other physical problems, like changing the VPS 3 times because of the chemotherapy, Ataxi (lack of coordination during walking), Epilepsy symptoms and Strabismus. He is in a stabilized general condition, but needs constant specialized care and actively monitoring of his health. He is receiving physical stimulation and other supports and has made good progress. Ryan can walk with minimal support and his fine motor skills are improving as well.

Ryan is a calm and pleasant child.  He is well attached to his caregivers and responds well to them.

Donations cannot be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Simon #

Boy:  2016

Simon
Age: 2
Diagnosis: Cystic Fibrosis; Ileostomy

Simon reacts to his name and to noises around him; he listens and tries to identify where the sound comes from. He smiles when he sees a familiar face. He feels nervous around strangers and looks for support from an adult he knows. He has recently learned to pull to a stand, can cruise by stepping laterally, and can take steps to walk while holding the hand of an adult. He moves around the room in a baby walker. He reaches for toys, holds and plays with them. He is very curious and seeks the attention of the caregivers. He laughs out loud and responds positively to affection. He likes to be cuddled. He has formed an attachment to specific caregivers. He is not verbal at this time, but does make sounds to express his emotions and to get attention. Simon is on a dairy free diet. He eats 6 times a day and is fed with a spoon.

The agency has detailed medical information regarding Simon diagnosis, along with additional photos and videos of Simon.

Donations cannot be accepted until a family is found for him.

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Gabby #

 Girl: 2016

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

Gabby is a precious little girl, born in September of 2016 with Down syndrome. . More information, photos, and videos of her will be available SOON! Gabby sure is a cutie!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Gabby’s adoption with Her Current agency. There is an extra $1,500 Down Syndrome Awareness grant for families that contract with her agency and commit to adopting a child with Down syndrome during the month of October!

Gabby needs a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting her as per her listing agencies rules.

$288.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $252.00 from MACC donations!

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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Jewel

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Jewel is a beautiful little girl who is described by her caretakers as extroverted, active, and smiley. Jewel can walk alone steadily and can climb up and down stairs. She can take off her socks and shoes, use a cup to drink, and can eat without help. Jewel lives with a foster family. She likes her foster mom and can say ‘mom.’ She is beginning to use gestures to assist with simple instruction. Jewel is a good eater and sleeper. One of her favorite foods is scrambled eggs with tomatoes. Jewel’s hands are flexible and she is able to pick up tiny objects with her thumb and index finger, put them into a bottle, and take them out of the bottle. She can move a block from one hand to the other hand and bang two blocks together. She is also able to cover a bottle with its cap.

Jewel is receiving early education. Her teacher is teaching her to recognize objects using picture cards. Jewel points to the fruit or the animal on the card when asked by the teacher and responds to other’s asking for something she has. Jewel likes watching TV, especially cartoons. She also enjoys exploring new things. She cares about the people in her life and changes that take place around her too. Jewel loves to play with the other children and gets along well with them. She loves playing with toys and participating in outdoor activities. Little miss Jewel seems to be thriving and getting great care while she waits for her forever family to see her! Let’s hope this is the month that happens!

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Jewel’s adoption with her current adoption agency. There is an extra $1,500 Down Syndrome Awareness grant for families that contract with this agency, and commit to adopting a child with Down syndrome during the month of October! Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

$598.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $544.00 from MACC donations!

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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Julie

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Julie is an adorable and cheerful little girl who gets along well with all of the caregivers and children in the orphanage, though she has a favorite nanny! A little mimic, she is very good at imitating other’s movements, and is especially flexible. She enjoys watching TV and playing with dolls. Her sense of rhythm is good, and she dances along with music. Julie is diagnosed with Down syndrome, as well as an umbilical hernia. When she was younger she also had mild anemia.

In 2016 she was attending preschool within the orphanage. As of May 2017 she can walk, run and jump, go up and down stairs, and stand on one leg! She is able to understand and follow directions, and says “mama” along with a few other simple words. Though it is messy she is able to feed herself with a spoon, and she can dress herself, including socks and shoes. Julie is a precious girl who needs a family to love and cherish her!

$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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Audry

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Meet sweet Audry! Audry was found wrapped in a blanket in a flower bed when she was about a month old. She was born with Down syndrome. Audry has the developmental delays typical of a child with Down syndrome, but her skills are improving every day! She gets along well with the other children, and loves to be cuddled by her nanny…she will hold the nanny’s clothes tightly, not wanting to be put down again. Audry enjoys watching children’s shows on TV, and will imitate the words and dances. There is an agency grant of $2,000 toward agency fees for a qualified family, with her current adoption agency. Audry is waiting for you!

$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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JP

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

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

$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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Bailey

Girl, born 2017

Disorder of brain, unspecified
Atrial septal defect

 

Listed: Oct 2018

 

$452.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $452.70 from MACC donations!

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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Ace

Boy, born 2013

Other congenital malformations of limb(s)

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

 

 

$297.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $297.20 from MACC donations!

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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Bryant

Boy, born 2018

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus

 

$274.05 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $251.55 from MACC donations!

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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Jack

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

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

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

$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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Dawson

Boy, born 2015

Blind

 

Listed: Sept 2018

$272.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $272.00 from MACC donations!

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

 

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Knox

Boy, born 2003

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

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

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Preston

Boy, born 2010

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

Listed: Sept 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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:   2012

Listed: Sep/2018

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

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

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

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Baker

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral palsy

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

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

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

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

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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Stellan

Boy, born 2005
PRC
Morquio

**URGENT- AGING OUT!**

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

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

Brand new video

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

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

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

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

$121.50 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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Darcy Joy

Girl, born 2009
PRC
Spinal meningocele

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

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

VIDEO

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

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

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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Oskar

Boy, born 2010
PRC
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: September 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hudson

Boy, born 2006
PRC
HIV+

Listed: September 2018

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

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

$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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Musa #

Boy: 2007

Listed: Sep 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

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Abner #

Boy: 2011

Listed: Sep 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Sofia

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

Listed: August 2018

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

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

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

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

$67.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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Ayla

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

Listed: August 2018

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

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

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

$791.71 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $791.71 from MACC donations!

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

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Emilia

Girl, born 2011

Down syndrome, severe mental retardation, cardiomyopathy

Listed: August 2018

 

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

 

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

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

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Taylor

Girl, born summer 2016
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2018

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

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

$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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Davi

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2018

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

VIDEOS:   Video 1,   Video 2,   Video 3

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

$376.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $376.30 from MACC donations!

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

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Felicia

Girl, born early 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2018

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

VIDEOS from 2016 when Felicia was listed with another agency:

Video 1

Video 2

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

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

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

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

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Robby #

Boy: 2015

Listed: July 2018

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

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

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

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Izzy

Girl, born 2011
Cerebral Palsy

Listed: July 2018

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

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

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

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

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Ainsley

Girl, born 2014

Ankle contractures

Listed: July 2018

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

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

$1,090.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1063.35 from MACC donations!

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

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Brian #

Boy: 2015

Listed: July 2018

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

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

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

 

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Tony #

Boy: 2015

Listed: July 2018

Diagnosis: Spina Bifida

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

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

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

 

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Gavyn

Boy, born 2016

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

Listed: July 2018

$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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Declan


Boy, born 2017

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

Listed: July 2018

 

$295.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $250.50 from MACC donations!

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

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Luna

Girl, born 2014

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

Listed: July 2018

 

$272.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $272.90 from MACC donations!

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

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Mila #

Girl: 2016
Listed: July 2018
Diagnosis:  Hydrocephaly; Strabismus; G-tube feeding; delays in development

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

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

Saydie

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

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

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

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Penny

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2018

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

There is an agency grant of $1,500 toward agency fees for a qualified family, with her current agency.

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

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

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Conner

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Ronan

Boy, born 2011
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Ronan is a happy and handsome little guy, born in February of 2011 with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect. Ronan has had surgery for his ASD. He is living in a foster home connected to the orphanage and he goes to school in a special education classroom in the orphanage from Monday-Saturday. Ronan is an extroverted boy who is positive at school and very interested in new things. He can get along well with his classmates and his teacher and classmates like him. Ronan enjoys playing with toy blocks, drawing, and reading books at home. His favorite tv programs are Boonie Bears and Spiderman. He has good motor and mental development, and has great self help skills. Ronan can put on and take off his clothes, wash his face, brush his teeth, and eat independently. He can also help his foster dad and foster mom clean the table, put the chairs in place, fold clothes, etc. We hope Ronan’s forever family comes forward soon because he’s clearly a waiting treasure!

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

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

$364.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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