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Girl, born 2015

 

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

Listed: Oct 2019

$72.00 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

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!

Girl, born 2015

congenial internal hydrocephalus
spastic tetraparesis
symptomatic epilepsy

 

 

$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!

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!

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: 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.

*** 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.

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: 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 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!

$881.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $647.00 from MACC donations!

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

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.

$135.00 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: 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!

Girl, born 2007
PRC
beta thalassemia major

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

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

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

 

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Colette is an adorable little girl who is said to have an active and outgoing personality and a ready smile! Colette likes to play outdoor activities. She can sit alone and likes to make sounds. In July of 2018, Colette was placed in a foster family. The foster family loves Colette and give her a lot of extra attention. Colette has built a close relationship with her foster family. Colette is said to be a happy girl who understands some simple instructions. If her foster mother asks her to clap her hands, she will. She can now stand up with her back against the wall or with her hands holding onto something for support. She has also begun crawling. Colette loves when her foster uncle cuddles her, but she is afraid of strangers. If unfamiliar people cuddle her, she looks around first, feels that something is wrong, and begins to cry. Colette was born with Down syndrome and noted to have rib valgus and some eczema in some areas. Colette is only going to continue to thrive in a loving forever family of her own! Could that family be yours?

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

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

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome

Girl, born 2004

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

Available in June 2019!!

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

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

$100.80 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 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!

sloaneGirl, born 2014

spina bifida; hydrocephalus; congenital malformation of the central nervous system; congenital hip dislocation; convergent squint

Listed: July 26, 2016

$3,200.60 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

congenital scoliosis
congenital heart disease

 

going home with family!

Girl, born 2018

heart disease
born premature

 

 

 

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

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 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!

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!

 

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome
heart murmur, due to have surgery soon

Listed: March 2019

 

 

$96.93 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

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!

Boy, born 2017

Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

 

 

$922.50 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 2014

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

 

Girl, born 2008

Down syndrome

 

 

 

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

Boy, born 2014
healthy

boy, born 2012
congenital stenosis of larynx
hearing loss (uses hearing device)
hypospadias

These siblings must be adopted together!

From a family who met them Feb 2019: They are very sweet and seemed happy. They were kind to each other, happily posed for photos, and answered questions. They seem very healthy and I did not notice any obvious developmental delays.

$225.00 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

Cerebral palsy with severe legs dysfunction
fetal alcohol syndrome
crossed eyes
open oval window

Listed: Feb 2019

She can walk by herself and understands simple instructions.

$4.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart defects- VSD and PFO (post-op)

Listed: Feb 2019

Tasha is a sweetheart!  Tasha is described by her caretakers as clean and tidy. She likes cuddling with her caretaker and will always respond to the sound source when called. She likes to snuggle in for a hug when she falls down or is unhappy. When her caretaker teases her, Tasha squints her eyes and smiles happily! Tasha’s caretaker often takes her to enjoy the sunshine and get fresh air in the garden when it is sunny. Tasha has a good appetite and is fed congee with a spoon. She receives daily rehabilitation training. At the time her file was written, Tasha was rolling over both ways. Tasha likes playing with her favorite toys, especially those that make sound. She also enjoys playing outside and playing games, led by her caregivers, with her friends. She goes to bed at 8:00 p.m. and sleeps deeply until morning. Tasha takes a tub bath three times every week in spring and autumn, twice every week in the winter, and once every day in the summer. Tasha is a precious little girl who needs out of a big orphanage and in to a loving family who can get her access to the resources she needs to thrive. We hope Tasha’s family sees her while she is still so young!

Video available!

Tasha has a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with her current adoption agency. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

$10.00 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: 2005

Listed: Feb 2019

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 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.

 

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!!!!

*** Tina 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.

Girl: 2013

Listed: Jan. 2019
Diagnosis: Dandy Walker; Congenital cytomegalovirus infection

Ashley was severely neglected by her birth family for the first 3 years of her life. The doctor responsible for her care at the Baby Home indicated that once she was removed from the family, she began making progress by first learning to walk and then developing new skills. They have seen a great increase in skills over the past few months and believe she has a lot of potential.. She attends a preschool class at the orphanage.

According to the doctor at the orphanage, the Dandy Walker Syndrome diagnosis has not been proven and no changes have been found in the brain and the eyes of the child.

Ashley walks, runs, and climbs up/down stairs. She can build a tower of cubes, put circles on a pin and push the right buttons of a busy box.

Ashley is very curious; she will initiate contact with an adult or other child first. She does not isolating herself from the other children, but she prefers to be on the periphery of the game and not in the center. Ashley attends preschool preparatory group within the Baby Home. In the group, she appears as an active, open child with a positive character.

Ashley understands, what is required of her, but not always implemented the task. She reacts to her name and performs simple task at her will. The child is making sounds and pronounces syllables, for now.

*** 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.

Boy: 2017

Listed: Jan 2019

Diagnosis: Down syndrome; heart condition-surgically repaired; pancreas annulare

Dominik was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome, pancreas annulare with malrotated intestines. He underwent further testing, which found multiple heart defects. His heart was surgically repaired when he was 5 months old. The pancreas annulare is not causing any health issues at this time.

Dominik can roll over from back to belly and is beginning to attempt to crawl. He can sit unassisted and has recently started bearing weight on his feet. He reacts to sound and follows toys with his eyes and by turning his head. He’s beginning to babble and make sounds. He laughs and cries to show emotion. He likes rattles, toys that play music/make noise, and fabric that makes a crinkle sound. He will reach for toys, pick them up or take them from someone offering them to him and explore them by shaking them, bringing them to his mouth, etc.

Medical report and videos available through the agency.

*** Dominik 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.

$150.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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.

Boy, born 2018

down syndrome
ventricular septal defect
other hydrocele

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!

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!

Girl:  2016

Diagnosis: external hydrocephalus; mild intellectual delays

Valerie is walking and making progress in all areas of development. She picks up toys and manipulates them independently. She is interested in her surroundings and attends to group activities. She responds to her name and focuses on objects that interest her. She is aware of her routine and is reacts positively to familiar adults. Her hydrocephalus is being monitored by a neurologist.

*** 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

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 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. 

Boy, born 2018

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
Other specified disorders of brain

Listed: Dec 2018

$2,016.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1964.00 from MACC donations!

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

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!

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!

$543.15 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
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, 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!

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

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

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.

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!

Calvin; age 4 & Florence; age: 9

CALVIN is a healthy and active 4 year old. He walks, runs, jumps, and plays at a level appropriate for his age. He is described as outgoing and friendly. He’s currently attending kindergarten. His language skills have improved since starting school and he now speaks in short sentences. He has a group of friends at the kindergarten and willingly joins group games although he does not always comprehend the rules. He struggles with memorization and finishing tasks on his own but can complete them when he receives assistance. Calvin understands right from wrong, shows good manners, and likes to demonstrate his skills to others. He enjoys drawing, constructing with Legos, listening to music and watching cartoons. He takes good care of his personal belongings and is independent with regard to self-service and personal hygiene skills.
FLORENCE is a 9 years old girl, in good health. She has been diagnosed with mild mental disabilities. In school, she enjoys music and fine arts. She likes to sing short phrases from a song and to hum. She has some difficulty asking and answering questions and voicing her opinion. She is a compassionate girl who enjoys painting, coloring, listening to music, and spending time with her best friends. She likes to play with a ball. She can throw it, but it is a little bit harder for her to catch it. She is independent in her self-service skills and independently maintains good personal hygiene and a neat appearance.

 

Donations will not be accepted until a family is found.

Girl, born 2004

Cerebral palsy

Listed: June 2018

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

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2018

Zoey is an adorable little girl!  Zoey had a recent update that described her as very smart, active, smiley, and outgoing. Her gross motor skills (walking, running, and jumping) are all on target for her age and she is doing well with fine motor skills too. Zoey can say simple words and is attending pre-school. She has been living with her foster family since January of 2017 and she is making great progress there! Zoey enjoys listening to music and playing with her toys, but she loves going outside the most! She is helpful when it comes to helping her foster mother around the house with chores. She especially likes to help her foster mom sweep the floors. She loves her foster siblings and likes to dance to the music with them. We can’t wait to see who Zoey’s lucky forever family will be! What a treasure she is!

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

An adoptive family for Zoey 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!

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down Syndrome

Listed: May 2018

Delia is a smiley girl who loves to give her caregivers hugs! They describe her as a quiet and obedient toddler. She especially enjoys music, and will shake her body when she hears a tune. She also enjoys playing with drums, the toy piano and shaking rattles. Delia has Down syndrome, but is not diagnosed with any other medical conditions. Her development is behind, but she has made progress at her own pace. At eight months old she could roll over, and a couple months later was sitting with support. When she turned one she was saying single syllables like “ma” and “ba.” By one and a half she could sit on her own and crawl. She likes playing hand clapping and finger pointing games, and is able to pick up small objects with her thumb and forefinger. If another child takes her toy, rather than cry she just goes and finds another toy, but next time she will hide from the child who took the toy from her! Delia is waiting for the lucky family who will enjoy all the hugs she hands out!

UPDATE: Delia is a precious little girl, who also goes by the advocacy name of “Leta”. Delia can sit, crawl, walk, play clapping hand games, and pick up small objects with her fingers. She likes to play with toy drums, rattles, and the toy piano. If Delia hears music, she will be happy and shake her body to the beat. If another child takes her toys, Delia will hide from them and find another toy to play with instead of crying. She is quiet, obedient, and has a beautiful smile. Delia makes one syllable sounds and responds to others asking for her toys or food. She likes snuggling and hugs from her caregivers. Delia is a good eater and is not picky. She does have a red birthmark on her left arm. Don’t miss Delia’s video from this past August!

Delia’s current agency has a $1500 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

$909.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

Girl: 2015
Special needs: spina bifida; hydrocephalus, condition after VP shunt; convergent concomitant strabismus

Listed: May 2018

Becky is a calm child, with positive emotional tone. She is able to demonstrate various reactions of content and discontent. She smiles when spoken to and laughs out loud when jested. Becky recognizes her caregivers and calls them by their names. She is sociable and loves being around adults and other children in her group. A significant increase of words in the child’s passive and active vocabulary has been observed in recent months. The number of words she can pronounce is constantly increasing. She understands adults’ speech. Becky answers questions appropriately. She initiates verbal interaction on her own and performs simple instructions. Becky enjoys playing with toys and she can play continuously with them. She plays with toys in accordance with their purpose. Becky is not a picky eater. She has good appetite and is gaining weight. Her sleep is calm.

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

Girl, born Sept 2013

oculo-auriculo-vertebral (OAV) syndrome (known as Goldenhar syndrome)

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: May 2018

Joely is full of energy and vibrancy. Joely was born with a cleft palate, a deformed/missing right ear, a small meningocele (soft fluid filled mass) at the back of her head, and Congenital Heart Disease – Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). In February of 2014, Joely was diagnosed by the genetics doctor with Oculo Auriculo Vertebral Spectrum. In 2017, she had an operation to repair her cleft palate; however, there are still two small holes in her palate which will need to be repaired again. Her surgeons have stated that her meningocele would need an operation in the future, but that it is not urgent. Her doctor recommends continual regular monitoring and checkups with a pediatric cardiologist, but does not see the need for surgery at this point. She shows no signs of heart problems at this time. Joely is fit and active and does not tire easily.

Because of Joely’s delays, she currently has weekly occupational and speech therapy as per recommendations. She really enjoys her sessions. Despite her wide range of medical concerns, Joely is really thriving. She started attending the local nursery school this year and is adapting well. Her teachers are very fond of her and she holds her own in a class of her peers. Although she is talking, her speech is delayed and she is often difficult to understand, especially for strangers. Her house parents understand her well. Joely is more than capable of making her needs and wants known using a combination of words with facial and hand gestures. She is independent and likes to do things by herself if she can, but will willingly accept help when needed. She follows her daily routine well. She has become more affectionate over the last 6 months and enjoys all the activities at the child caring agency, especially singing in the nightly devotions. Despite the holes in her palate, Joely is a good eater and enjoys all kinds of foods. She has friends within the center but can be a little rough with younger children. She does well with older children, as she models their behavior. She can be boisterous at times, but she has shown a much higher level of self-control since she started nursery school. Joely will continue to develop and catch up with the consistency and love of a forever family who have good medical resources and therapists at hand.

*Photos and video are available for seriously interested families. Joely is from a small Asian country. Per her country’s regulations, pictures and videos can only be shared with seriously interested families directly and are not allowed to be shared publicly. Joely’s file is listed with multiple agencies with a sending program from this country and approval is dependent on the head of adoption in this particular country.

There is a $500 agency grant for Joely’s adoption with a specific agency.

$1,000.10 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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!

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!

Boy, born 2008

mixed developmental disorders
cardiopathy
phymosis
right cryptochidism

Listed: March 2018

 

ADOPTED!

ryder1-2015RyderBoy, born 2012

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!

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. 

Girl, born 2016sweet baby!

Listed: Feb 2018

Updated pics & medical info, April 2019:  dyskinetic cerebral palsy
other specified retinal disorders
anemia

$1,161.40 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Girl, born 2015

spastic diplegia
Sequelae of subarachnoid haemorrhage
Epilepsy
Congenital malformation of optic disc
Hypoplasia and dysplasia of lung
Cardiomyopathy

Listed: Feb 2018

$1,012.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula

 

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

Samuel 2015 (2)samuel-2016Bulgaria

Girl, born 2017

disorder of the brain
cleft palate
congenital absence of hand and finger
optic atrophy
other lack of expected normal physiological development
ventricular septal defect

Listed: January 2018

$1,872.39 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Boy, born 2013

 

 

 

Listed: January 2018

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

Boy, born 2013

 

Listed: January 2018

 

Girl, born 2006
PRC
Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease (repaired)

Listed: April 2017

Nora is an amazing little girl. She was hosted in the US in the summer of 2016 by a family who hoped to adopt her but were denied — They are willing to talk with anyone interested in knowing more about this precious child.

Nora is very independent and cognitively very able. She was able to confidently take care of all her needs. She has extremely long hair that she did not like to have to brush, but was willing to have it braided to have it out of her way. She spoke very clearly in her native languate and was able to communicate her needs to her host family. She ate well and was very healthy. She adored the younger children in the family and wanted to help in caring for them. She enjoyed having jobs to do with the other children in the home. She liked to play outside and go on trips but she also loved to look at picture books and draw in notebooks. She loves animals. Nora did tend to get fairly grumpy when given sugar – so it is best to limit her intake. At times she would shake her head no and cry if she did not want to do something (like go to bed) but always chose to comply when her host parents repeated their direction.

She was examined by a pediatrician, dentist, and ophthalmologist while in the US. The pediatrician said she was very healthy and well taken care of. She also said Nora’s heart sounded very healthy. Nora does not need glasses but does have a few cavities that will need some treatment once she is adopted.

Nora would do very well in a family – she loves being with people, especially children. She adored her host dad in particular but also loved to snuggle with her host mom and their children. She is very bright and curious. She wants to learn and explore. She is a treasure just waiting to be claimed.

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