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Sarah

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!

Wynne

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.

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

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

Mayra

girl, born 2017

Primary pulmonary hypertension
Disorder of brain, unspecified

 

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

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

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Penny #

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!

MaryKate

Girl, born 2007
PRC
beta thalassemia major

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

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

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

 

Colette

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!

Livia

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome

Hope

Girl, born 2004

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

Available in June 2019!!

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

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

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

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

Bryten

Girl, born 2017

Down syndrome

 

Listed April 2019

 

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

Sloane

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!

Filipa

Girl, born 2017

congenital scoliosis
congenital heart disease

 

going home with family!

Kylie

Girl, born 2018

heart disease
born premature

 

 

 

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

Lulu

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!

Jenna Leigh

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Jenna is described as smart and active. Her file states that she likes to help her caretakers, she will put chairs in order before dinner and put them back afterwards. Jenna’s file says she is a fast learner, is very attentive, and can focus in class. Her file says she can say simple words and call the names of her friends. According to her file her favorite foods include bananas and apples.

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

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

Kaysen

Boy, born 2003

severe intellectual disabilities
cerebral palsy
epilepsy
contracture of joint
strabismus

I600a MUST be filed by June 2019!!

 

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

Caliana

Girl, born 2014

Down syndrome

 

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

Yuliana

Girl, born 2018

down syndrome
heart murmur, due to have surgery soon

Listed: March 2019

 

 

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

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

Preston

Boy, born 2010

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

Listed: Sept 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Wilder

Boy, born 2017

Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy

 

 

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

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!

Ulric

Boy, born 2017

Blind

 

$14.40 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!

Ivory

Girl, born 2014

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

 

Axel

Boy, born 2016

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

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

 

$4,051.00 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!

Tasha Sue

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!

Annie #

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.

 

Tina #

Girl: 2017

Listed: Jan 2019

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

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

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

*** 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.

Silas #

Boy: 2017

Listed: 01/2019

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

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

*** I have received a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.

Kade

Boy, born 2018

down syndrome
ventricular septal defect
other hydrocele

Tabitha

Girl, born 2015

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

Listed: Jan 2019

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

Garrett #

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!

Chloe Joy

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Jan 2019

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

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

Kipp

Boy, born 2004

updated medical Dec 18: spina bifida with tethered cord

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

Listed: Dec 2018

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

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

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

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

Abraham

DOB March 2015

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

Listed: Dec 2018

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

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

Patricia #

Patricia
Age: 2016
Diagnosis: Hydrocephaly, heart condition

 

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

*** I have received a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. 

Craig

Boy, born 2018

Down Syndrome

 

 

 

Calvin Henry

Boy, born 2018

updated pic 11/18!

Down syndrome
Other congenital malformations of cardiac septa

Listed: Nov 2018

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

Viola

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!

Tessa

Girl, born March 2006
PRC
Spina Bifida, spinal meningocele

Listed: Oct 2018

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

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

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

Additional photos and information available.

$630.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Gabby #

 Girl: 2016

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

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

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

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

$469.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Julie

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

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

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

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

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

Pacey

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Several videos available!

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

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

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

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

Ridge

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

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

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

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Ace

Boy, born 2013

Other congenital malformations of limb(s)

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

 

Listed: Sep 2018

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

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Bryant

Boy, born 2018

lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus

 

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

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Antonio

Boy, born 2016

Down Syndrome

 

 

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

Hope #

Girl:   2012

Listed: Sep/2018

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

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

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

Penelope

Girl, born 2013

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

Listed: June 2017

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

Ainsley

Girl, born 2014

Ankle contractures

Listed: July 2018

Ainsley is listed as having cerebral palsy, but despite contractures (limited motion) in both ankles, none of her other muscles/joints seem to be affected. She has good motor control and strength. She is motivated to stand and walk. She pulls to stand and tries to stand in the middle of the floor throughout the day. Currently, her ankle contractures make it difficult for her to balance on her feet and stand independently. However, we are looking into treatment for her ankles and she is expected to be an independent walker after treatment.

Ainsley transferred to her current home in June 2018 and has already made remarkable progress. She can crawl and scoot very quickly around the home. She loves playing with musical instruments and will seek them out to play with. She also likes playing catch and has quite a good arm for a small girl. She previously had no exposure to English but now responds to several English commands. She also says several words such as “hi”, “bye”, and her name. She has picked up on several ASL signs which are used in the home. She has an incredibly expressive face and loves making silly faces and expressions (such as repeatedly raising her eyebrows) to make others laugh. She loves engaging in playful connection games with trusted caregivers. She seeks out preferred caregivers for affection. She is very bright and perceptive. She has great potential to learn and would thrive in a family.

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

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

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

Jovie (L)

Girl: 2017

Listed: July 2018

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

Valerie (L)

Girl: 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, heart murmur, astigmatism

Listed: July 2018

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

 

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

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

Dasha

Girl, born 2004

Cerebral palsy

Listed: June 2018

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

Zoey

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!

Delia

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!

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Kerri

Girl, born 2017

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

Listed: May 2018

Video

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

Lainey

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Cerebral Palsy or SMA

Listed: May 2018

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

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

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

Patti

Girl, born 2008
PRC

 

ADOPTED

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Oaklee

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Bladder exstrophy and anal atresia

Listed: April 2018

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

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

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

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

Marshall

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

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

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

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

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

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

$450 is available for my adoption.

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AUGUSTUS

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome

Listed: April 2018

 

$1,445.60 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!

Cooper

Boy, born 2008

mixed developmental disorders
cardiopathy
phymosis
right cryptochidism

Listed: March 2018

 

ADOPTED!

Ryder

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!

Olivia

Girl, born 2007

Listed: Feb 2018

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

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

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

 

Myrtie #

Boy: 2014

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

Listed: Feb 2018

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

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

*** Myrtie has received a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. 

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Olive

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!

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!

Levi

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula

 

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

Samuel

Samuel 2015 (2)samuel-2016Bulgaria

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Kristen

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

$1,842.39 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!

Javier

Boy, born 2013

 

 

 

Listed: January 2018

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

Mychal

Boy, born 2013

 

Listed: January 2018

 

Roger

Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome
atrial septal defect
other disorder of nervous system

 

Listed: May 2017

Sweet baby boy!!

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

Kellen

Boy, born 2017

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

Listed:  Dec 2017

Sweet baby boy!

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

Johnas #

Age: 2016

Diagnosis: Premature, Cerebral Palsy, Craniosynostosis

Listed: Dec. 2017

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

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

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

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

Zane

Boy, born 2016

Kidney Agenesia

Listed: December 2017

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

 

ADOPTED!

 

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Fletcher

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

Listed: November 2017

 

 

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

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Lola

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

Listed: November 2017

 

 

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

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Wilder

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

Listed: November 2017

 

 

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