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Livia

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome

Bryten

Girl, born 2017

Down syndrome

 

Listed April 2019

 

$109.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Filipa

Girl, born 2017

congenital scoliosis
congenital heart disease

 

going home with family!

Kylie

Girl, born 2018

heart disease
born premature

 

 

 

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

Leila’s Family

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An experienced adoptive family is heading back overseas to add another daughter to their family!

 

4/2/2019 — DOSSIER EN ROUTE

$24.25 has been donated towards the cost of our adoption!

Make the most of your gift, consider sending a check! Online donations to children with committed families incur a 3% PayPal transaction fee.

*** Leila has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant ***

Kaysen

Boy, born 2003

severe intellectual disabilities
cerebral palsy
epilepsy
contracture of joint
strabismus

I600a MUST be filed by June 2019!!

 

$90.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Caliana

Girl, born 2014

Down syndrome

 

$31.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

$11,898.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Wilder

Boy, born 2017

Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

 

$569.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Ivory

Girl, born 2014

Сonsequences after purulent meningitis
Speech delay
light mental delay
Blepharoptosis (abnormal low-lying upper eyelid margin with the eye in primary gaze)

 

Axel

Boy, born 2016

neuroblastoma in retroperitoneal space 1stage
Under observation only. (no treatment)

The boy is smart, active, not any symptoms of usual neuroblastoma. The diagnosis cannot be removed according to the order of the Ministry of Health Protection.

 

$126.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Annie #

Girl: 2005

Listed: Feb 2019

Diagnosis – Chronic viral Hepatitis B without Delta agent.

Annie was placed with the same foster family since age 4. She is presently in 7th grade. She is doing well in school. She goes regularly to school and likes it there. She is reading and writing very well. Her grades in school are average. Her favorite subjects in school are Arts, Music, Sport and Bulgarian language and literature. She is very polite, social and open girl.

She is a great child – very charming and beautiful and at the same time smart and very nice child without any signs of initialization  or emotional deficit.  She wants to be adopted very much and I hope that a family for her could be found no matter of her age.

*** 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

Beatriz

Girl, born 2017

down syndrome
torticollis
sequelae of protein-energy malnutrition

 

 

Tina #

Girl: 2017

Listed: Jan 2019

Special needs:  Down syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – Tetralogy of Fallot. State after surgery treatment of congenital cardiac malformation. Greatly delays in physical and neuro-psychic development.

She is extremely sweet and charming little baby girl. She needs more time to get to use to new people. When she expresses her emotions she usually makes sounds and syllables. She makes eye contact. She reacts to people, but quickly gets tired and shifts her sight away. She usually moves into the space by turning from back to stomach. She is able to hold upright her head. In general this is her way to move around, she cannot crawl. She turns around but usually she is more apathetic (the staff thinks that this is mainly due to her heart condition). She holds a toy put into her hand and when she drops some toys she is looking for it.

This precious little girl deserves attention and love, as every child of course, but she definitely shows much more necessity for cuddling. She is infant baby with diseases, which need special cares and monitoring and once she has her own forever family soon, she will make a big progress!!!!

*** 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.

Silas #

Boy: 2017

Listed: 01/2019

Silas
Age: 1
Diagnosis: hydrocephalus, shunt, mild possible seizure activity observed (not officially diagnosed); increased muscle tone in all 4 limbs

Silas is closely followed by both a neurologist and a neurosurgeon. He’s sees the neurologist every 3 months and the neurosurgeon every 6 months. He can roll over unassisted. He smiles and reacts with pleasure to caregivers and to music. He is making sounds and some syllables such as “ma-ma”, “no-no”, “ba-ba”, etc. He loves music very much. It calms him, and at the same time makes him move in a rhythm even lying down. He kicks with his feet in time – there are active movements of the limbs. He loves the Sensory room, where he likes the different sounds and images. He does not like being alone. He feels much better in a group along with other kids, where it is louder, more moving and more colorful. He expresses emotions especially when is cuddled.

*** I have received 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.

Kade

Boy, born 2018

down syndrome
ventricular septal defect
other hydrocele

Tabitha

Girl, born 2015

down syndrome
speech delay
atrial septal defect
iron-deficiency anemia
abdominal hernia

Listed: Jan 2019

$76.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Nolan

nolan-2016Boy, Born September 2004

Nolan is such a handsome boy!  He needs a loving family!

Listed: August 4, 2010

From his medical records:  long-term effects of some early trauma (right-side hemiparesis), mild mental delays, seizures, flat feet, farsightedness

He has fine motor skills, understands everything, he talks but it is hard to understand him.  Nolan is very physically active, happy and cooperative, friends with other children.   A family living in the states who has 3 children, one who is significantly disabled, has taken a special interest in Nolan but cannot add Nolan to their own family due to the needs of their children. Per the family, “Nolan’s eyes and smile caught our heart. He is close in age to one of our own children. We hope this gift will enable someone to give Nolan the chance to live outside an institution.”

A family must have a completed homestudy to commit to Nolan.  Due to the size of Nolan’s grant, 50% of grant funds will be available upon receiving a travel date, and the other 50% upon passing court.

Nolan has a grant of $19,597.50 available towards the cost of his adoption!

Chloe Joy

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 2019

Chloe is a beautiful little girl! Chloe’s caregivers describe her as a quiet and cooperative baby who enjoys being held and talked to. They state that she likes calm activities like listening to music and taking naps. According to her last report from November 2017, Chloe had good head control, was able to lift her head while laying on her stomach and could roll over. At that time, she knew her name and would turn her head when her caretakers called her. The agency has requested updated information on Chloe and would love to have a family waiting for her when it arrives.

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

Gracyn

Girl, born 2014

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus
mild intellectual disabilities
Congenital talipes calcaneovarus (clubbed feet)
Congenital dislocation of hip, bilateral
Optic atrophy
Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies

She needs out asap!
They cannot keep her in the baby orphanage longer. She faces transferring to institution soon!

$505.88 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kipp

Boy, born 2004

updated medical Dec 18: spina bifida with tethered cord

Kipp is a sweet, caring, helpful, and active 14-year-old boy. He has a willingness to help others and enjoys having attention from anyone. When one of our volunteers met him, he grabbed her hand and led her to see his artwork.

Listed: Dec 2018

He has many interests and loves being outdoors. He has a strong interest in soccer, sports cars, and dogs. Kipp does well as part of a family and enjoys helping with cooking and cleaning. He loves to watch tv and play games of all sorts.
Kipp hasn’t been diagnosed but has some physical limitations, but does a great job keeping up with the other kids. His feet turn in and have somewhat of a limp. He wears pull-ups and needs reminders to take care of his personal hygiene but does a great job when he has a caring and consistent adult around.

We are desperate to find him a family. He’s been hosted many seasons through Host Ukraine and will be available again this winter. Every time he says goodbye to his host family at the airport it breaks our hearts.

Kipp deserves a forever family and needs one to step up soon. He will be the greatest addition to any family. Please don’t miss out on this precious boy!

$171.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Abraham

DOB March 2015

VSD 2mm (closing on its own, no surgical intervention required), underdeveloped optic nerve in left eye, hypospadias, respiratory problems. His visual impairment is minor and largely does not affect his day to day life, although his depth perception is slightly off.

Listed: Dec 2018

Abraham is a very active and joyful child. He attends an on site preschool and enjoys going to circle time every morning. He can do the motions to songs and sing along with simple preschool songs such as Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and ABCs. He can count up to 10-15 and identify his body parts. Abraham works 1:1 with his teacher on colors, shapes, and counting. Abraham has been walking since June 2017 and is very active. He runs, dances, jumps with 2 feet off the ground, and can go up and down stairs. He has some sensory needs and can be both sensory seeking and sensory resistant depending on the situation. Abraham is very attached to his primary caregiver and gets along with the other kids in the home. He has a large vocabulary in both English and his native language but sometimes is echolalic in speech although this has decreased significantly towards the end of 2018. He has a love for the guitar. He even holds it properly and loves to sing songs while strumming. Abraham understands what is being asked of him and can answer simple questions properly. Abraham is a silly boy full of laughter and personality. He loves to laugh and make other people laugh with his antics.

$180.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Patricia #

Patricia
Age: 2016
Diagnosis: Hydrocephaly, heart condition

 

Patricia is currently fed via an NG tube 4 times a day. The staff believes that she could learn to eat by mouth if a family was able to work with her on the skill. She can not sit up, but she does move her legs and her hands.  Patricia is very alert and aware of people. She tracks people and objects with her eyes and also looks when she hears voices. She responds to touch by smiling and making happy noises. When a toy is placed in her hand, she attempts to bring it to her mouth. She enjoys when someone sings to her and responds with smiles and sounds.

*** I have received 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. 

Craig

Boy, born 2018

Down Syndrome

 

 

 

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!

$279.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Calvin Henry

Boy, born 2018

updated pic 11/18!

Down syndrome
Other congenital malformations of cardiac septa

Listed: Nov 2018

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

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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.

$469.00 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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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.

$1,220.00 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!

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!

*** Julie has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant!  ***

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

Pacey

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Several videos available!

Pacey is a precious baby born, born in May of 2017 with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- ASD. Pacey is kind-hearted boy who gets along well with the other children and who is good at sharing toys with others. He really likes colorful toys that make sounds and can be held. Pacey likes being silly with his caretaker and is happy when his caretaker teases him, giggling joyfully. Pacey was rolling over at 5 months of age and he was practicing sitting by 7 months. At the time his file was prepared, he was making many sounds and responding well to his name. Pacey is a happy little boy who loves to smile. It is our hope that he finds his forever family while he is still so young!

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

$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!

Ridge

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Ridge is an extroverted, active, and smiley little boy, born in June of 2016 with Down syndrome. Ridge can crawl, walk with his hands held, and stand and walk with his hands holding onto something for support. He can hold his own bottle and transfer toys between hands. Ridge lives with a foster family and is attached to his foster mom. He can stretch his hands out to ask his foster mom for a cuddle and can make sounds of da-da. Ridge responds well to facial expressions and really likes hide-and-seek and looking at himself in the mirror! He is very curious about new things around him and changes in his environment. Ridge cares about the people close to him and is said to be a good eater and sleeper. He likes to play with his friends and his favorite toys are those that are colorful or make sounds. Ridge is waiting for his forever family. Could that family be yours?

$36.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ace

Boy, born 2013

Other congenital malformations of limb(s)

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

 

Listed: Sep 2018

$1,004.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Bryant

Boy, born 2018

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus

 

$3,817.96 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Antonio

Boy, born 2016

Down Syndrome

 

 

$440.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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.

Penelope

Girl, born 2013

Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus
Congenital vertical talus deformity
Chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis
mixed developmental disorder

Listed: June 2017

$112.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Annamaria

Girl, born 2004

Down Syndrome

 

 

*** AnnaMaria has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant! ***

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.

Update December 2018: Ainsley received serial casts on her ankles to gradually shift them from their previous, fixed position (flexed with toes pointed down) to a more neutral position. The treatment was successful, and Ainsley can now get both feet flat on the floor when standing. She started wearing orthotics to help her maintain the current position of her ankles. She is now working on balancing in standing and walking. She can walk holding an adult’s hand or pushing a small chair or push toy. She is able to go up and down stairs by crawling/scooting. Ainsley’s ability to sustain attention on a task and engage in a structured activity has greatly improved in the past months. She now knows the motions to several action songs. Her language skills are growing. New words include “yes”, “no”, “water”, “book”, “ball”, “uh-oh”, and “finished”. She loves to be cuddled and seeks attention and interaction with adults and kids in her environment. Videos available!

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

$1,356.55 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jovie (L)

Girl: 2017

Listed: July 2018

Jovie was born 2017 and is HIV positive since birth. She is able to stand up, sit down, and walks if taken by a hand. She eats and sleeps well. Jovie receives medication two times per day as part of her antivirus treatment. Jovie smiles a lot when she is spoken to, adapts in new environments and gets involved in social interactions. She is very curious and evaluates objects in her environment. She pays attention to herself by pronouncing sounds and makes syllables. Jovie is active, very eager to communicate with people she knows and recognizes “her own people” from strangers. She likes to play with the other children and toys.

Valerie (L)

Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, heart murmur, astigmatism

Listed: July 2018

Valerie was born in 2015. She is a beautiful girl who is described as very gentle, loving and kind. Valerie‘s special needs are Down syndrome specific mixed developmental disorder, relaxation of the front side of the right diaphragm dome, hypermetropic astigmatism, low height, and a functional heart murmur. 

 

She is very eager to make contact with the caregivers, enjoys playing with the children in her group and always smiles when she is spoken to. She claps and answers when her name is called and loves to be held by her hands. She is getting more active, is interested in toys and can concentrate her attention for a long time on the object she is interested in. Valerie sits but does not yet stand or walk on her own. She has delays in all developmental areas.

$58.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Keane

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Keane is an adorable and kissable little fella! By 8 months of age, Keane was able to hold his head up while lying on his stomach, roll over on his own, follow moving objects with his eyes, and grasp toys near his hands.

Keane is described as quiet and full of smiles. He loves listening to music, playing with toys, and snuggling, especially the caretaker he is closest to. We sure hope Keane’s forever family sees him soon so they don’t miss out on too many more of his snuggles!

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

An adoptive family for Keane is also eligible for a $5000 matching grant from RODS Racing!

$5,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Dasha

Girl, born 2004

Cerebral palsy

Listed: June 2018

Dasha has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

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Kerri

Girl, born 2017

Updated pics & medical info, April 2019:
spina bifida,
arnold chiari syndrome
congenital malformation of optic disc
arthrogryposis
Multiple congenital malformations

Listed: May 2018

Video

$1,416.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lainey

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Cerebral Palsy or SMA

Listed: May 2018

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

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

$301.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Patti

Girl, born 2008
PRC

 

ADOPTED

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Oaklee

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Bladder exstrophy and anal atresia

Listed: April 2018

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

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

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

$1,001.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marshall

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

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

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

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

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

Marshall has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.

$450 is available for my adoption.

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AUGUSTUS

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

$1,441.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Cooper

Boy, born 2008

mixed developmental disorders
cardiopathy
phymosis
right cryptochidism

Listed: March 2018

 

ADOPTED!

Ryder

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Down Syndrome, crossed eyes, cryptorchism

updated pics 9/15!!

 

Listed: March 16, 2015

He is a DOLL!!! He is a favorite in the orphanage and loves to giggle!

*** Ryder has received 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***

$2,767.77 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mabel #

Girl: 2015

Listed: 2/2018

Diagnoses: Multiple congenital anomalies, not specified otherwise and affecting the skeleton (genetic testing: 46XX, normal female karyotype, normal test for micro-deletions); Multiple reduction defects – missing paroxysmal segments of the bottom extremities and radial beam of the right hand (missing right and hypoplastic left femur, anomaly of the right palm with one finger and phocomelia of the left hand, bilateral phocomelia of the bottom extremities, hemimelia of the right hand); Moderate external hydrocephalus – no surgical treatment necessary; Hypoplastic parenchymal organs and organs of the secretion system; Facial dysmorphism and hemangioma on the forehead; Moderate developmental delays.

From a family:  Based on the photo, I believe she has the same congenital leg anomaly as my daughter called Bilateral PFFD. I wanted to offer that if any interested families may want to speak with someone parenting a child with this diagnosis (which is extremely rare and we’re told only about 1 in every 200,000 births), I am happy to be connected.

Personality, development and abilities: Mabel’s motor skills are on target, with deficits only related to her defects of the skeleton. She likes listening to children’s songs and is curious about the activities going on around her. She is interested in toys and activities. She participates with interest and attention in activities related to music, speech, early childhood arts and constructive activities; When seeing a familiar person, she smiles and says simple words and sentences. Mabel is emotionally related (bonded) to certain members from the staff. She brightens when there are children around her. The child is emotional and happy when with a familiar adult. She laughs out loud when teased. She has emotional and social personality. Mabel seeks contacts with the other children and with adults using smiles, words and simple sentences. She recognizes people with whom she has interacted. Her speech development is at the level of pronouncing syllables, words and simple sentences. She understands the speech of others and can be persuaded with words. She has started orienting in time and space; she knows her routine. She focuses her attention on objects and actions that she is interested in.

Mabel has received a $2000 country specific grant.

Olivia

Girl, born 2007

Listed: Feb 2018

Olivia is endearing, imaginative, creative, silly, likes to make people laugh, and is full of contagious joy. She likes painting, coloring, jumping on the trampoline, and baby dolls. Always willing to participate in impromptu singing and dancing performances with the other girls in her home. She is enrolled in English speaking school. In the 2017 to 2018 school year she is in grade 1. She is behind where she should be due to a late start at school. She knows all her uppercase and lowercase letters and can count to 200 and can spell 1 to 20.

She can read short, easy sentences by sounding out each word and can spell some words up to 5 letters long. Her favorite color is red and she enjoys the occasional sweet treat for a snack. She can easily jump into play with the other girls in her home and likes to be center of attention. She is always excited to spin, jump, and climb but also enjoys watching movies and being read to. Olivia has the most beautiful smile.

Olivia has received a $10,000 Older Child Grant.

 

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Ronald

Boy, born 2014 Brain affection of unspecified etiology, congenital multiple arthrogryposis, Jarcho-Levin syndrome, Freeman-Sheldon syndrome

Listed: Oct 5, 2014

 

From a family who met him:  This little man needs a family! He is sweet, soft spoken, and gentle and would make an awesome addition to any family … He needs a family and medical so please please share!

$9,401.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Myrtie #

Boy: 2014

Current diagnoses: Arnold-Chiari Malformation. Internal hydrocephalus. Spina bifida aperta. Bottom paraplegia. Neurogenic bladder. Recurrent urinary tract infections. Iron deficiency anemia.

Listed: Feb 2018

In the attached short video Myrtie demonstrates the following abilities: He carries out conversations that are on target for his age, he adequately asks questions, answers questions, demonstrates his likes, dislikes and gives warnings (‘Don’t touch my car!’), learns very fast (he learned ‘left’ and ‘right’ for 20 min.), is full of a little cute man’s personality and is very bright.

Personality, developmental and abilities: Child’s fine motor skills are on target. He transfers toys from one hand to another and plays with them according to their purpose. Palmar grip with opposing thumb are developed. He fits in simple shapes and has top pincher grip, also. Myrtie’s attention is stable in group and individual activities, as well as in long interactions with an adult. He can reproduce information and knows his routine. Myrtie is an emotionally healthy child with more than basic knowledge. He is sensitive and emotional and expresses different feelings adequately to stimuli. He’s happy when praised and makes different social hand gestures like ‘Hello’ and ‘Bye’. The child recognizes a “stranger” from a familiar person who takes care of him. He also expresses gratitude and has a mostly positive personality and emotional tone. He has no signs of aggression or auto-aggression. The child can combine the words in complete simple sentences. He knows the other children and the staff by their names and can call them. The child can answer adults’ questions and could be convinced with words. He also makes attempts to ask simple questions. Myrtie carries out verbal instructions and complies with orders for consecutive actions. Myrtie has just begun forming opinions of his own and by himself. He is very playful and enjoys all kinds of toys. He can even throw and catch them back with his entire palm. His favorites are toys that make sounds. The child likes tales for animals and books. He already makes attempts to self-feed. Myrtie has very good appetite and enjoys healthy and calm sleep.

*** Myrtie has received 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. 

Levi

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula

 

$1,154.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Samuel

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Javier

Boy, born 2013

 

 

 

Listed: January 2018

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

Mychal

Boy, born 2013

 

Listed: January 2018

 

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Blakely

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: January 2018

Blakely has Down syndrome. She came to the orphanage when she was four months old and joined a foster family when she was seven months old. Her foster mother loves her very much, and she is attached to her foster family. Blakely can walk alone and climb up on the sofa. She can understand when others speak to her, and has a few words. She can pretend to make a phone call. She eats with a spoon and expresses her needs in gestures. This lovely little girl needs a permanent family of her own.

Blakely also has a $1500 adoption grant with her current adoption agency!

$15,000.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Roger

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
atrial septal defect
other disorder of nervous system

 

Listed: May 2017

Sweet baby boy!!

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

Kellen

Boy, born 2017

congenital malformation of the corpus callosum,
congenital hydrocephalus
ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect
congenital talipes calcaneovarus
bilateral inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia
polysyndactyly
preterm

Listed:  Dec 2017

Sweet baby boy!

$1,056.08 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Johnas #

Age: 2016

Diagnosis: Premature, Cerebral Palsy, Craniosynostosis

Listed: Dec. 2017

Johnas lives in an orphanage in Eastern Europe.  His diagnoses include:  Low weight at birth (prematurity 2nd degree); Infantile cerebral palsy (spastic quadric paresis); Mixed craniostenosis; Syndrome of the congenital anomalies affecting predominantly the facial area; Facial dysmorphism; Delay in the neuro-psychologial development.  His birth mother’s Wasserman test was positive however, Johnas is negative. 

Johnas started fixing his stare and reacting to sounds when he was 2 and a half months old. He started sitting independently when he was one year and two months old.  The support of his legs and the control of his head have improved. He can turn from his back to his belly. He can stand and sit independently by holding on to the bars of his crib. He can hold toys in his hands and tries to clap.

Johnas maintains eye contact and recognizes faces, sounds and the tone of speech.  He is not interested in activities/objects for a long period of time. His emotions are appropriate (cry, laugh, agitation).  He laughs out loud when teased and will imitate and pronounce combinations of sounds and syllables. Johnas interacts with the children and does not prefer one staff member over another. He likes music, toys, and watches the way they move, and he eats pureed food with a spoon.

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

Griffin #

Boy: 2012

Griffin is diagnosed with global developmental delays, atypical autism, Strabismus, Asthma and Celiac disease.

Listed: December 2017

Griffin is a boy who loves playing hide-and-seek. He hides behind the door, and when he is found, he laughs and stamps his feet. Griffin lives with a foster family in Eastern Europe.

In addition to hide-and-seek, Griffin is interested in musical animations and copies the actors’ movements. He is physically well developed. He has good coordination of his hands and feet, walks without falling, and can run, as well. Griffin has no problem climbing up and down stairs when holding an adult or the railing.

He can play with cubes by putting them in and taking them out of a cup, but he has some problems manipulating smaller objects. His asthma is well managed by medication. Griffin eats well and sleeps calmly and quietly.

Griffin cannot eat and dress by himself yet, but he does try.

*** Griffin has received 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. 

Zane

Boy, born 2016

Kidney Agenesia

Listed: December 2017

Such a sweet beautiful boy!  Zane will be available in the beginning of 2018!

 

ADOPTED!

 

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Fletcher

Fletcher was born in November 2015 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida, hydrocephalus, an Arnold-Chiari malformation, and an unspecified GI condition. His development is delayed.

Listed: November 2017

 

 

$381.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $300.80 from MACC donations!

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Lola

Lola was born in November 2015. She has Down Syndrome and a heart defect that has been surgically corrected. She has also been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and an unspecified adrenogenital dysfunction.

Listed: November 2017

 

 

$530.60 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $409.60 from MACC donations!

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Wilder

Wilder was born in February 2013 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida (surgically addressed) and hydrocephalus (shunt placed). Wilder sits independently, but appears to be wheelchair bound and requires an additional procedure (achillotomy) on his legs. He is developmentally delayed.

Listed: November 2017

 

 

$271.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $271.50 from MACC donations!

Wyatt

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: November 2017

UPDATE April 14 2017: According to Wyatt’s foster mom he is a sweet boy who loves helping with chores. He is curious about everything and loves to explore! His favorite things are hugs, playing with other kids, music and dancing!

Wyatt was the orphanage favorite and now he is charming his foster family!

It is no surprise that all the Nannies love Wyatt! He is social and engaging. He can’t wait to great his favorite nannies when he sees them! Wyatt is content when playing by himself, but he lights up when he has a pal to play with and he regularly seeks out other children or the Nannies to engage in a game. Wyatt was born with Down Syndrome. A few weeks ago Wyatt moved into a foster home and has settled in quickly! He loves his foster father and follows him around imitating him. Wyatt is walking, jumping and climbing stairs independently. His fine motor skills are excellent too. Wyatt is not a big talker but has a small list of words he uses clearly. He has a great memory and is learning so much!

Wyatt is an affectionate little boy. Are you ready to fill his world with love and hugs?

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

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

Neli #

 Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: congenital malformation syndrome, mainly related to abnormal height. Delayed physical, neurological and psychological development.

Neli resides in Eastern Europe and is approaching 2-years-old.  Neli was born with facial asymmetry, low-set ears, shorter left lower limb, muscle hypotonia and significant delay in neurological and psychological development.  Neli needs assistance when sitting up and cannot stand as she lacks leg support.  She does not speak syllables or “coo” and appears to have partial conductive hearing loss.  

Neli can build towers with blocks and manipulate small objects with help. She cannot write but can throw a small ball.  Neli will makes sounds when spoken to and follow simple commands however, it is difficult for her to pronounce many sounds.  She enjoys being with people but is content by herself.  Neli establishes eye contact, demonstrates her discontent, responds to smiles and sounds, and accepts comfort from a staff member.

Dolly

dolly-2017-2Girl, born Oct 2008dolly-2017 Mental delays,

anomaly innate of development of central nervous system and spinal hernia with lower paraplegia, cross- eye.  Chronic kidney infections (obstructive pyelonephritis, and congenital megaureter)

Listed: July 2013

New pics January 2017! Lots of new pics available!

From someone who met her, summer 2013:   This girl has my heart. I can not get her off my mind! I wish I was in a place to adopt or I would go get her. I really, really hope a family falls in love with her like I have! I got to kiss her and love on her for a little bit. No idea what she was saying to me but she gave the biggest smile- very photogenic. I can’t bear to think about her just sitting in the wheelchair and watching the other kids play!

$349.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jeanette

Girl, born 2006
Blindness (total), prosthetic left eye.

Listed: October 2017

Jeanette can read braille at a grade 1 level. She can write on a brailler and a slate and stylus. She uses an abacus to do math including regrouping addition up to the hundreds place and subtraction. She knows how to type on a computer and is learning how to use screen reading software. She is very motivated by technology. She speaks fluently in Telugu and can converse in English. She is very comfortable moving around independently. She is very friendly with all the other girls and staff in her home.

Jeanette is curious about the world around her and is rarely slowed down by her blindness. She thrives with one on one attention. She loves to laugh. She used to attend a school for the blind in the community but the class sizes were very large and quality of teaching was poor, so she is currently being taught at home and is doing very well in a small setting. She is very bright. Jeanette has a lot of love to give and is sweet and endearing.

Jeanette has a $5000 agency grant offered by a specific grant.

*** 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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Dalton

Boy, born 2015

hydrocephalus;
disorder of the brain;
other pervasive developmental disorder;
other hydrocele

New picture, April 2019!

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Listed: July 26, 2016

$1,593.52 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Yia

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down Syndrome, Heart disease, Spina Bifida

Listed: Sept 2017

This is Yia! She just turned 4 years old this year, and we are told she is doing very well. She has had surgery to treat her heart condition and spina bifida, and she recovered well after the procedures. Yia loves to interact with others and imitate actions. She is shy around strangers, but her nannies tell us she is smiley and happy around people she is familiar with. They say she is a little tom-boy who can be a little mischievous at times. The orphanage tells us her physical development is on par with her peers – she can walk, run, go up and down stairs, eat, and put on her shoes all on her own. It seems like nothing can hold Yia back! Please help this sweet girl find her forever family.

Yia has received a $5,000 Older Child Grant.

$1,102.65 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kayden

 

 

$3,709.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

4/1/2019 — Family compiling dossier