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Boy: 2018

Listed: 3/2020

CO8

Johnny is a calm and affectionate boy who is happiest when he gets to play. He likes toys he can drag and building toys especially when they are colorful. He finds it very fun to build little towers and then destroy them. Johnny enjoys spending time with other kids, even though sometimes he might be shy at first. He relates positively to them but prefers it when they take the lead to talk to him. He is very receptive in his relationship both to kids his age and adults.  

Johnny has a diagnosis of Down syndrome with developmental delay, a gastrostomy and thyroid profile within the normal upper limit for his age. He is a little late for his age on his speaking and would do best in a family that can help him work on this. His family must be very loving and work consistently on his development.

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

4 Siblings!

9 year old boy, 8 year old girl, 6 year old boy and 4 year old girl

The oldest boy, Andy (age 9) is creative and can draw beautifully. His social skills are developed according to age. He is able to communicate verbally and can clearly tell about his wishes and feelings. He likes sports activities. He is inquisitive and tries to do his homework. He has difficulties in concentrating on a task that requires longer time and can quickly gets tired, offended and angry. His language development is delayed. He has difficulties in dealing adequately with conflict situations, respecting borders, accepting criticism or correction and has anxious behavior. He tends to disobey the rules and react to remarks with anger and resentment. He is friendly with peers but not always friendly with his sisters and brother. He is a strong leader. His psycho-emotional state is stable and he needs to continue to learn to control his emotions.

Brenda, the 8 year old girl is loving, kind, generous and hardworking. She likes to sing, dance and swim. She likes to dress up, wear dresses, create hairstyles and help with household chores. She likes to go to school but has difficulties in Latvian, English and mathematics. She has language delays. She is friendly with peers and makes eye contact with adults and shows affection for them. If something is not right, she tends to get very angry and resentful. She is always interested and feels responsible for her siblings.

Carl, the 6 year old boy, is inquisitive, explores his surroundings and shows a desire to learn something new. He likes to play with Lego, toy cars, puzzles and play board games. He is also active and likes to play ball and ride a scooter. He is beginning to read and put syllables together. He has language delays and his social skills are developed according to his age. He fits well into the work of groups and follows the rules of behavior adopted by a group. He has become more independent and shows a sense of humor. He attends a pre-school institution and is in an educational program for children with language development delay.

Dani, the 4 year old girl, is very kind by nature and knows how to and likes to care for others. She likes to play with dolls and ride a scooter. When playing with peers or younger children she is like a teacher and enjoys instructing others. She has a tendency to get angry when something is not right and defends her opinion. The girl creates a game with a story and various events. She has language delays and her social skills are age appropriate. She has great motor skills developed appropriate to the age. She is becoming more and more independent. She begins to realize that her actions have consequences and is learning to limit herself. She shows care for younger children and attends kindergarten.

The children have suffered from emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well as neglect. They have received social rehabilitation for children who have suffered from violence, medical assistance and appropriate education. Rehabilitation has made the children more balanced and aware of what to do in an emergency. They need special attention and love, patience and strict boundaries.

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

Boy, born 2015

Congenital stenosis of gullet, condition after surgery
mild mental delays

 

$1,301.11 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2019

Down Syndrome

 

 

$1,228.35 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2018

HIV

VERY good, smart and beautiful girl!

 

$24.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2019

Down Syndrome

 

 

 

$32.85 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2019

Down Syndrome

Listed: January 2020

Sweet little sleeping beauty; we hope to have new pics of her awake soon!

$1,075.63 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2019

down syndrome
patent ductus arteriosis
disorder of the brain
atopic dermatitis

 

$83.25 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2017

arthrogryposis
spina bifida
congenital hips dislocated

 

Listed: May 2018

 

$1,045.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Boy, born 2014

HIV

 

DOMESTIC FOSTER CARE

Boy, born 2018

Disorder of the Brain
Other disorders of psychological development
Fused fingers
Fused toes
Other iron deficiency anemias
Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance
Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies
Atrial septal defect

Listed: Dec 2019

$99.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boy, born 2019

Arnold Chiari syndrome
probably spina bifida
many other codes

 

$10.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Girl, born 2018
abnormal development of the larynx

Boy, born 2016
healthy

 

These darling siblings must be adopted together!

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

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Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

There are several videos available of Leann!

This precious little girl is Leann! Leann is said to be a sweet, enthusiastic, and active little girl who has a pair of watery eyes and two lovely dimples on her face when she smiles. In regards to her motor development, Leann has good physical development. She is able to go up and down stairs alone. She can hold a pen with a full hand and imitate drawing vertical lines and crosses. Leann is helpful with setting up exercises during the break. She claps her hands, sings, and follows the teacher and the music when exercising. She is very focused and can immerse herself in things she likes for a long time. Leann is fond of drawing and is so careful in each drawing class. She always enjoys drawing class! Leann loves to play shadow games too. Every time she goes outside, she likes to do hand movements in the sun while observing her own shadows and hand movements.

Compared to other children with Down syndrome, Leann’s language expression is better. She is fond of imitating sounds and words the teacher says. She can say baba, mama, jiejie, ayi, and gainai clearly, repeating the teacher. She is able to sing familiar songs and can state other children’s names in the class. Leann observes the details and emotions around her and understands instructions from her teacher and caretaker. She can open the door, close the door, wash her hands, eat a meal, and put on her shoes without help. She always puts her shoes in the designated location on her own initiative before going to sleep. Her caretaker will gesture to give her a kiss and she kisses her cheek right away. The caretaker will then say “the other side?” Leann then kisses the other side of her cheek! It’s so sweet and cute!

Leann is studying in a preschool class. She goes to class and plays well with the other children. She actively responds to the teacher in class. Leann is happy to help the teachers and children around her. She helps the caretaker to set out chairs for children on her own initiative before the meal and also helps the children to bring clothes and shoes. She is rich in emotion. Leann laughs happily when she is happy. She is excited when she meets her familiar teacher and caretakers and when she sees her favorite snacks. Leann is silent when she is unhappy and will sulk in the corner. She will cry if she does something wrong and the teacher criticizes her. In class, she is unhappy if she doesn’t get the teacher’s praise. Leann has high self-esteem and she is going to thrive in a loving family! We can’t wait to see who that lucky family will be!

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

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Girl, born 2011
PRC
Blind

Madeline is an adorable little girl with a beautiful smile! Madeline recently spent a year at a foster home for blind and visually impaired orphans. Staff at the foster home said, “Watching Madeline blossom from an overly timid and scared child into a lively and happy little girl has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. Madeline is still shy, but she has the sweetest smile when she accomplishes something new. She was very nervous the first time we took her to the pool, but after a few seconds with her feet in the water she was ready to jump right in! I’ve never seen her happier than when she’s playing in the pool. Madeline loves hugs and kisses, when she hears the voice of someone she loves she will call out to great them and walk over for a hug. She will bring so much brightness and love to a forever family.”

Madeline was learning cane skills and can navigate short routes on her own, and longer routes with someone telling her where to go. She can express her basic needs such as when she is hungry, thirsty or needs to go to the bathroom, but only when she is asked directly. Madeline follows directions and is clearly very smart, but selective about when she speaks. Towards the end of her time at the foster home, Madeline was starting to speak spontaneously and in more complex sentences, as she felt safe there. She was also learning English and had fantastic pronunciation. Madeline was recalled to her orphanage and she desperately needs a family to get to her so she doesn’t regress from all that she had gained!

December 2019 Written Update:
Self-care: She can walk, run under the guidance of someone else, brush her teeth, wash her face, and eat by herself with a spoon. However, food sometimes drops mid-way due to her vision issue. She can use the toilet on her own, but she needs adults to take her to the toilet.

Emotion: She likes to give hugs to those she knows well. She wants hugs from others too. She is very close to her foster mom and her teachers. She trusts and relies on those she knows. She usually keeps a stable mood, but when she cannot find the toys she wants, she will get upset and anxious.

Cognition: She can tell different people apart by listening to their voice and she knows what she wants or doesn’t want. She also knows if she needs to go to the toilet. Under the guidance of her teachers, she can count numbers and recite poems and three-character sutras.

Speech: She says hello to the teacher and goodbye when she leaves. She can complete simple dialogue with the teacher or foster parents. When you ask her simple questions, she will respond to you. She can introduce herself.

Motor: She can walk independently under the guidance of adults and can run and jump with support of a hand. Her hands grasp things very well. She can play with toys and construction blocks. She can ride a twist car and follow the music to do morning exercises.

Many videos of Madeline are available!

Madeline has a $5,000 Bright Futures Agency Grant with Madison Adoption Associates.

$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!

Boys, 2 brothers: born 2009 & 2011
CO-8

Carlo is described as autonomous, smart and independent with strong academic performance. He enjoys soccer, board games and physical activities. On weekends he goes to soccer and swimming practice and also participates in music, painting, and arts and crafts workshops. Carlo wants to be a soccer player and inventor when he grows up. Carlo is incredibly bonded with his brother and only wants to be adopted if he and Carter can stay together. Agency staff has met Carlo and would love to tell you about him!

Carter, the younger brother, is believed to be on the Autism spectrum, is non-verbal, and attends special education classes. At the time of his last report, Carter was able to do activities for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. He follows simple and concrete instructions. Carter will reciprocate affection when initiated by someone else. He likes hugs and kisses. He is said to be calm and well behaved most of the time. The ideal family for these brothers will need to be able to focus attention on both boys’ very individual needs. The family will need to have a good understanding of trauma on child development and will need to develop a strong understanding of TBRI parenting methods. The family will need to have access to excellent medical, therapeutic, and educational resources.

$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!

Girl, born 2016

 

 

$1,705.68 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2009

Cerebral palsy

He is a smart boy, understands direct speech and follows instructions.
The doctors believe he will be able to walk in the future.

He is very quiet and kind child.

 

 

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

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Boy: 2018

Special Need: down syndrome, low birth weight (4th degree premature), heart malformation, encephalopathy, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, developmental delays

Sweet little Emmett was born very premature which resulted in his heart and lungs not being fully developed. He was in an oxygen tent for 4 months. Emmett can grasp onto toys but he does not manipulate them. He does not look for the toys. He reacts to contact by adults but he shows emotions poorly. When his face is stroked, he will sometimes smile. He utters sounds and syllables when trying to communicate with adults around him.

*** I have received a $2,000 Grant! ***

$108.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Developmental delays

Elizabeth’s nannies say she is a lovely little girl and she loves to be tickled and cuddled and she will smile when her nanny entertains her. Elizabeth was born March off 2015 and her diagnoses is intelligence delay. However Elizabeth has been in good health with no hospitalizations or illnesses. Her development is delayed compared to other children in the orphanage. She can sit with support and crawl, but she is not walking yet. She cannot talk, but she can communicate with her nannies through her cries and smiles. Unfortunately she is in an orphanage known for leaving babies in their cribs with little interaction. She really needs a family to help her reach her full potential. Are you that family?  The agency

Video Link:  Video from March 2019Video from 2017

$1,176.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2013
CO-7
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2019

Evangeline is an adorable little girl with Down syndrome. She likes to dance, color, play hide-and-seek, and toss a ball. The agency would love to share more information about Evangeline with interested families!

There is a $2,500 agency grant Evangeline’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

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

$1,396.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2017

Down syndrome

 

Listed: April 2019

 

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

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

Boy, born 2018

Down syndrome
Umbilical hernia
Atrioventricular septal defect
Subclinical iodine-deficiency hypothyroidism

Listed: Sept 2019

Quill is a very sweet boy! Everybody loves him and wants him to be adopted asap!

$1,063.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD – endocardial cushion defect, for which she has had surgery

Listed: Sept 2019

Video

Mariella is a very cute girl who has an adorable smile! She really enjoys playing outside. Mariella’s development is delayed compared to her peers. At the time her file was prepared, Mariella could stand up while holding onto the bed rail. She could hold her bottle with both hands to drink milk and she could make sounds of “yaya” when happy. Mariella is ready to come home and make great strides with a forever family of her own!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Mariella’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$1,067.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2019

down syndrome
ventricular septal defect
disorder of the brain

 

 

$54.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2019

Down syndrome

 

 

$1,206.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2015

congenial internal hydrocephalus
spastic tetraparesis
symptomatic epilepsy

 

 

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

Girl, born 2017

down syndrome

 

 

$1,031.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2014
Down syndrome
T-A

Listed: Aug 2019

“Annabelle is the same age as my youngest, and the similarities don’t stop there… she also has an extra chromosome, known as trisomy 21, or more commonly, Down syndrome. Annabelle’s dark hair frames her sweet round face. Her dark chocolate eyes sparkle. And the most adorable giggle comes from the her soft pink lips. She only says a few words and uses a few signs yet she is very capable of communicating her needs. Annabelle stole the show as she entered the room with a big wave and a “Hi” to the camera. It didn’t take long to realize she loves the camera. And she was an expert at posing! We shared in her pride as she showed us how quickly she could put her large wooden shape puzzle together. And it didn’t stop there… Annabelle shared with us her scooter riding talent, giggles and all as she glided across the room.”

Now tell me you don’t want to just go snatch this sweetheart up after reading that! Here are a few more details about her. She is 4 years old and is a genuinely good-natured child. Her motor skills are great and her caregivers loved showing us how well she could do various tasks. Watching their pride in her was as fun as watching her pride in her own accomplishments. As Michelle mentioned, her speech is delayed. She says a few words, but mostly communicates with signs. Her comprehension is amazing, she easily and quickly follows 2 step directions. And her caregivers made sure to tell us she follows instructions even when she does not want to do what they ask.

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

$1,447.23 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!

 

Girls, born 2008 & 2011
CO-8

Lizzie and Luna are sisters who have been in and out of care since they were little. Lizzie is the older sister and is described as shy and reserved. Lizzie enjoys dancing and watching cartoons. When asked what she wants to be when she grows up she says “to be a veterinarian and take care of animals”. Her little sister Luna is described to a bit more extroverted and social. Luna enjoys dancing, playing pretend kitchen, and playing with her dolls. The sisters love to go on outings with their foster family, watch movies and play games.

The girls have a history of abuse/trauma.  More information available from the agency for serious inquiries.  Both sisters are reportedly in overall good physical health. Due to their previous unstable life environment, Lizzie and Luna are behind in school. However, it is reported that since being enrolled in school, they are showing progress! Both girls struggle with behavior issues. Their foster mother is working with them to address these problems. An ideal family for Lizzie and Luna should be understanding of older child adoption and accepting of the unknowns in their life. An adoptive family for these girls should have ready access to the education, medical, and behavioral resources they potentially will require in order to reach their full life potential.

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

Girl: 2016

Listed: July 2019

Special needs: Down syndrome (trisomy 21); atresia of the anus – condition after successful surgical treatment; pes equinovarus dextra – condition after successful surgical treatment; severe mental delay, minimal disturbance of behavior; decreased muscle tone and increased muscle reflexes of the limbs.

Beatrice reaches for and purposefully grabs toys/objects. She examines them and is able to transfer them from one hand to the other. She smiles when receiving adult’s individual attention. When an adult pays her individual attention Beatrice coos and produces various sounds.

Beatrice is fed with a spoon by an adult. She needs more time to fall asleep, but after that her sleep is long and calm. Beatrice is on diapers.

*** Beatrice has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

She also has a $1500 agency specific grant with one of her listing agencies.

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

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: July 2019

Sayer is a precious little boy who loves to be cuddled. He has a ready smile and is described as active and lovely. Sayer loves to play peek-a-boo and will giggle loudly every time he sees the caretaker. He is an outgoing child who warms up quickly, even to strangers. Sayer had a great update about a year ago this time and we are hoping that another one might be coming for him!

The agency has videos available.  Sayer has a $2,500 agency grant for his adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$1,009.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2011
microcephaly, epilepsy, chronic malnutrition

Listed: July 2019
LA-E6

Marisol came into care at this home in 2014, and her physical and emotional health has improved.  Marisol enjoys playing with her dolls, going for walks, and drawing or doing art projects.

The adoption agency has more detailed information on this child that they can share with potential families.

$1,930.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy: 2017

Special Needs: Down Syndrome

Listed: July 2019

Davi is all smiles! He is an adorable little boy born in June of 2017 with Down syndrome. He is mobile and his fine motor skills are developed. He tracks well with his eyes and he knows and reacts to his name. He can reach out for someone’s hand to put his in their, and say ”bye.”  Davi has a good daily routine. He will sit on the potty and sometimes use it. He is also said to be a good eater and calm sleeper.  Davi pronounces syllables and interacts well with adults. He follows patterns that are shown to him and he imitates movements. For instance, he sits on the swing and he walks with a stroller. Davi is a calm, active, and positive child. He adapts easily and is not aggressive.  We hope Davi’s family sees him and brings him home while he is still so young!

His current agency has a $1500 agency grant available for Davi’s adoption, and also requires that families interested in adopting him need an approved home study to apply.

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

*** Davi has received a $2,000 Grant! *** 

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

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

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

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

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2019

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

Update from June 2019 with pics & video!  Holleigh is doing well & is generally healthy.  She’s active and likes to play; she doesn’t like to be held. She sits well, can crawl, and can pick up small objects. She doesn’t speak yet, but she does respond to her name.

Video 1, Video 2

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

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect

Listed: June 2019

Update from July 2019: 
Jia is a beautiful and gentle little girl. Jia’s development is delayed compared to others her age, but not as much as other children with Down syndrome.  She dislikes cold, and is not yet potty trained.  She is quite active and outgoing with a gentle personality. She gets along well with her caretakers and friends.  She follows one step directions.  Jia walks; She needs assistance with eating.

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

$1,019.76 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2014
Down syndrome
CO-7

Listed: June 2019

Sarah is a darling girl, born in October of 2014 with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect (CHD). She loves to play with balls and balloons. She also likes to listen to children’s songs and play with animals, especially dogs. She lives with a foster family where she recognizes the family dynamics of which she is part of. She participates in kindergarten where she shows an adequate adaptation and social interactions with both her teachers and peers. These adjustment processes have been successful and consistent with what is expected. Sarah presents flexibility with her feet and has the ability to take things, like her hair and other objects. She receives physical, language, and occupational therapy. Sarah had heart surgery for her CHD in 2015. Her hearing is currently being studied. It is suspected that she might have some hearing loss. We do hope her forever family sees her soon so she can continue growing and learning!

Sarah has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with the agency who listed her.

$144.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boy, born 2015

updated pics 4/19!

 

Disturbance of cerebral status of newborn, unspecified
Congenital cataract

11/19 update: Oakley will be transferred from his baby home by end of year 2019!  He needs a family for ASAP!  He will be transferred before this New Year.  He has less chance to survive in the new place (institution).

He is such a happy and friendly kid!

$1,272.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2012

Cerebral palsy
Severe mental retardation
convergent comcomitant strabisus

from a family that met her 4/19:
She is gentle and sweet. She knows how to roll, and she rolled over to a toy phone and was pushing the buttons because she knew it would make noise. She loved when I rocked her and sang to her, and she liked playing with my hair. She has a beautiful smile and is ticklish. She loves snuggles and her eyes looked better, not as crossed as before. She is really smart and with therapies and medical for her eyes she will do amazing, even the doctor there told us that.

$162.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy: 2017
Diagnosis: Spina Bifida

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

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

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** Yager has received a $2,000 Grant! *** 

Girl: 2016

Listed: 05/2019

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

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

More photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** Chrissie has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

Girl: 2017

Diagnosis: down syndrome, reduced vision, epilepsy, delayed motor development, developmental delays

Listed: 5/2019

We have some updated photos and information on Penny. She is unable to sit up on her own or stand. She doesn’t make eye contact or speak. Penny can flip from back to front and holds her head upright. According to the neurologist, she has the potential to catch up. If you put your hand out she will grab your hand and squeeze. She is calm and is currently eating only pureed food.

*** 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.

$202.18 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!

Ivey, born 2015

Listed: May 2019
Diagnosis: Turner Syndrome

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

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

*** Ivey has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome

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

Listed: April 2019

Update December 2019: Everly is a sweet girl who is affectionate and has an infectious giggle! She has Down Syndrome which has delayed her development. Over the last 4 months, Everly has made some significant improvements in her social and physical development. Everly can roll over independently, and crawls quickly when motivated! She is able to get up into standing position happily, and enjoys cruising around furniture. She has started walking with carer’s holding both of her hands. She LOVES this! She can sit unsupported, and enjoys watching bubbles being blown! This sunshine girl enjoys hugs and the company of others! She loves to play hand games with people and gives kisses on the cheek! She loves receiving kisses too!

Everly is part of family style care where she has 5 consistent caregivers, and lives with 8 other children all under the age of 4. Everly has therapy sessions two times per week where she has opportunities to work on her development through play! She makes sounds to communicate and enjoys face to face time with others. She has not verbalized with simple words yet, but she enjoys connecting with people and has become a sociable little girls in the last few months.

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

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

$42.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2004

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

 

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

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

$100.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2015

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

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

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

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

LuLu brings joy wherever she goes!

LuLu has a smile that just lights up the room. This sweet girl was born with Down syndrome and came into care when she was about 1 year old. At that time she was delayed in all areas and had a lot of catching up to do. With a lot of hard work, LuLu is now walking with the security of holding onto a walker. She’s just a little too scared to let go! She is social and outgoing and greets everyone as they enter the room. Her favorite game is pointing to parts of her body and when she is right everyone is rewarded with a classic LuLu smile!

LuLu is ready to spread some joy!

Families may qualify for a $5,000 grant with her current adoption agency.

$10.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boy, born 2017

possible HIV infection or contact with smb. HIV positive
encephalopathy of unspecified aetiology

atrial septal defect
ventricular septal defect

Listed: March 2019

Izak has two older siblings, same region but far away; they must be adopted together!

$207.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2014

Down syndrome

 

$202.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

 

Boy, born 2017

Blind

 

$41.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2019

Clementine loves greeting people!  Sweet Clementine is always ready to say hello with a big smile to new arrivals. Clementine was born with Down syndrome and is delayed in all areas. Physically her skills are quite good and she has good strength. She was sitting independently, standing with something to hold for support and crawling at 15 months. She loves to imitate sounds and words and is quick to greet people. Clementine is a happy, good-natured baby who is ready to thrive in a family!

Are you ready to be the one to get all of Clementine’s smiles?

Video 1, Video 2, Video 3

Families may qualify for a $2,500 subsidy through her current adoption agency.

$1,223.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital hypothyroidism

Listed: Feb 2019

One-and-half-year-old Xenah is extroverted, active, and has a ready smile. Xenah’s report in 2018 says she can hold her head well, can turn her head to follow moving objects, and will look at her caretaker when they talk to her. Her report also indicates her favorite activities are to be cuddled and teased. Xenah’s pictures show how giggly and happy her demeanor is. Her file says she can pick up blocks and she loves holding two together as she stares at them. The agency has requested updated information on Xenah and would love to have a family waiting for her when it arrives!

Family hoping to travel in December

Girl, born 2013

Down syndrome

condition after surgery of atriventricular communication

Listed: Jan 2019

 

Update May 2020:  Vivi has 4 older siblings: they must be adopted together!

 

*** I have received a $5,000 Older Child Grant! ***

$6.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2018

other specified disorders of brain
microphthalmos

Listed: Jan 2019

$1,175.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy:  2016

Diagnosis: Down syndrome, polysyndactyly

Listed: Jan 2019

Garrett is an adorable little boy, born in November of 2016 with Down syndrome, polysyndactyly (webbed fingers/toes) – 3rd and 4th fingers on both hands and 2nd and 3rd toe on both feet, congenital cardiac malformation – open foramen ovale with preserved chamber function (the foramen ovale is already closed), and motor developmental delays.

Garrett turns from his back to his belly and vice versa. When lying on his belly, he leans on his elbows. Garrett reaches for a toy he is being handed or for hanging objects. He takes two toys, one in each hand, and knocks them together. Garrett is overall a pleasant little guy and individual attention from an adult makes him so happy. He loves to smile back at adults when they are smiling at him. He cries at separation, but quickly calms down. Garrett has syllable-repetition speech. He accepts food from a bottle and is gaining weight. His sleep is calm.

His file is currently with multiple agencies. One agency is offering a $1500 agency fee reduction.

*** 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

$22.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy:  2013

Diagnosis: Untreated Recto-vesical fistula and anal atresia that has resulted in a colostomy bag for stool output and chronic kidney conditions including untreated kidney reflux. A vesicostomy was placed for urine output. These conditions are possibly repairable with appropriate medical care.

Listed: Jan 2019

Tobias is developing well. He talks in sentences and answers questions appropriately. He has difficulty pronouncing some words, but is able to get his point across.  His gross motor skills are well developed. He walks, runs, goes up/down stairs, kicks a ball, throws a ball, and “drives” around in a kid car outside. His fine motor skills are also well developed. He can hold a pen correctly and draw tiny circles on paper. He can thread beads, make things with with putty/play dough, and put his hair up with a hair tie. He has an imagination and demonstrates pretend play skills in his videos. He loves sunglasses and will even attempt to make sunglasses out of twigs when playing outside.He also takes twigs and makes bracelets and rings to wear. He is learning his colors and shapes and can already properly identify some of them. He knows body parts and can count. He can also identify some animals. He interacts well with other children and adults.

The team member who visited him described him as, “Cheerful, sweet, very funny and always smiling”.    Photos and videos are available through the agency.

*** Tobias 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. 

Boy, born 2014

Disorder of brain, unspecified
emotional disorders
mild mental retardation

Listed: Dec 2018

$5.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

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. 

CallieGirl, born 2009Callie2 (1)
PRC
Turner syndrome

Listed: December 2015

 

Family in process — waiting to travel!

Boy, born 2018

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
Other specified disorders of brain

Listed: Dec 2018

$2,930.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2018

Down syndrome
Other congenital malformations of cardiac septa

 

2/5/2020 — REFERRAL ACCEPTED

 

 

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: Nov 2018

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.

*** Elijah received a $5,000 Grant! ***

$75.86 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!

Donnie
Boy: 2016

Diagnosis: mental delays

Donnie was placed in a foster home when he was one week old. His social worker has reported that this is not a good placement for him. The foster mother is older and refuses to take Donnie to appointments for early intervention services. It has also been reported to the social worker that Donnie is being abused in the foster home by an older child that also lives in the home. The social worker reported personal observations of neglect and abuse as well. This has lead to trauma and regression. The social worker also reports that there is no attachment between the child and foster family and that he is treated like an object and not a child. While Donnie is diagnosed with delays, it is believed by the professionals that have observed him that the majority of his issues are related to the environment that he lives in and his experiences in that home. More details are in his full medical report.

Photos and videos from July 2019 are available through the agency.

*** I have received a $2,000 Grant! ***

$5,386.93 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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

Listed: Nov 2018

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!

$723.15 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Oct 2018

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!

$5.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Boy:  2016; Age: 2
Diagnosis: Cystic Fibrosis; Ileostomy

Listed: Oct 2018

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.

*** Simon has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

Boy, born 2015

Blind

 

Listed: Sept 2018

$1,019.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Girl, born 2013

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

Listed: June 2017

ADOPTED

 

Girl, born 2004

Cerebral palsy

Listed: June 2018

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

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2018

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

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

$2,404.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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


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

Listed: April 2018

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

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

$5,000.00 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!