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Sophia (L)

Girl: 2014

Sophia has Down syndrome, specific mixed development disorder, suspected bilateral hearing nerve inflammation; anomaly of Tricuspid valve, I degree of Tricuspid valve not closing (no heart surgery or treatment necessary), hypermetric astigmatism.

Sophia adapts well in a new environment and is very easy going and loving. She initiates and keeps eye contact, smiles when spoken to, and is interested in toys. She puts toys in her mouth, plays with them making noise by hitting them on the table. Sophia sits well, crawls and goes from a sitting position to her knees but doesn’t stand yet. She quickly adapts in a new environment, is communicative, makes and keeps eye contact, involves herself into social play, is interested in herself in a mirror and has expressive emotions. She smiles when spoken to, laughs loudly when cuddled, speaks in syllables, but does not want to repeat sounds. The strong sides of Sophia‘s development are social adaptation, emotional expression and co-operation. Areas to work on include language, cognitive and motor development.

Sophia will require services by a speech therapist, occupational therapist, special education teacher, physical therapist, pediatric cardiologist, and a neurologist.

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

Fynn

Boy, born 2015

Down syndrome

New pic January 2017! 

Listed: Nov 2, 2016

 

$2,261.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Lucille

Girl, born 2003

Developmental delays
Mental delays
Cerebral palsy
Malnourishment

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Clara

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2018

Clara is ready to play dress up!

Clara is a ray of sunshine in her orphanage. She is a cheerful little girl who is quick to smile and laugh. She loves dancing and blowing kisses to her favorite nannies. Making herself pretty by putting on her favorite dresses and doing her hair is one of her favorite activities. Social Clara is always ready for a good game of Hide and Seek.  Clara’s language development seems to be the area of biggest delay as she is not yet able to put multiple words together. She has strong comprehension skills and happily follows the directions that her nannies give her. She is an attentive little girl who learns new skills quickly.

Who is ready for a game of Hide and Seek? 1…2…3…

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy with Clara’s current agency.

$250.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Betsy

guardianangelbetsy-2016betsy-2016Girl, born late 2002
Slight mental delay, simple astigmatism

Listed: March 1, 2015

 

 

ADOPTED

Lydiah

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Outgoing Lydiah is ready to play!

Lydiah is a happy and social little girl. She is happiest when she is playing blocks with one of the nannies or a little friend. Lydiah was born with Down syndrome and although her development is delayed, she is a determined little girl. She is walking and working on learning some skills like dressing. Lydiah loves music and is thrilled to have opportunities to clap and dance with the music. Her speech is delayed but she understands and follows many directions.

Are you ready to dance with Lydiah?

Families qualify for a $15,000 subsidy with her current agency!

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sienna

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome; CHD (PFO)

 

 

Jesse

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome

Sweet boy!

 

Nora

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.

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

Seamus

Boy, born 2017

Down Syndrome, atrial septal defect, other hydrocele

Listed: April 2017

Such a gift to have this baby listed at such a young age!

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

 

 

Titus

Boy, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (ASD, VSD, and PFO) for which he has had surgery, and anal atresia, for which he has had at least one surgery.

Listed: Dec 2017

Titus is an adorable little boy who was born in January of 2012. He has lived with a loving foster family, sponsored by Love Without Boundaries, since he was a baby. Titus loves fun activities like riding bikes, swimming, and exploring nature’s treasures. He is especially good at playing ball and has quite the arm! Titus is said to be a cuddle bug and loves snuggling on his foster mother’s lap for story time or curling up near his foster brother, Timothy. He is also very fond of his foster family’s dog! Titus’ foster family says that he delights in pleasing others and is an awesome little helper around the house. He can often be found “serving” dinner to his foster siblings in the evenings. One day he cleaned up everyone’s shoes without being told. Titus is growing in independence and can even make his own jam sandwich for breakfast. His foster family says that he is quick to share toys and treats with his friends and gets along well with everyone. He loves playing with the other children, but is also very good at entertaining himself. Like all little boys, he has developed a fondness for electronics, including this keyboard. Titus is developing a very good receptive vocabulary and often surprises everyone with how much he understands. He continues to work on building his expressive vocabulary and was said to be learning to say new words each week.

Someone who met him said: “Titus is a spunky boy who knows what he wants. The first day, he led me around the playground to different pieces of equipment and wanted me to use them. When he was ready for me to be done, he let me know and took me to another piece. I heard an emphatic “no” when what I wanted to do was not what he wanted me to do. It was a joy to watch him interact, talk, use sign language, and play with his foster brothers and sister. Not only did they color and play with moon sand together, they had some pretend play with a toy cellphone. One would “take pictures” and then show the others. Titus’s sensitive side came out on the day of the birthday party. There was a butterfly that had died in the courtyard and he found it. The lady who was with him called to me to come tell him that the butterfly was dead and it couldn’t fly anymore. I signed “dead” and “no fly” to him and was on the receiving end of the most pitiful look. He then turned all boy and stomped on it. He was all smiles later in the afternoon when I surprised him around the curve of the slide as he was going down.”

There is a $5,000 agency grant for Titus’ adoption with his current 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!

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!

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.

Audree

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down’s syndrome; postoperative congenital heart disease(CHD) and postoperative umbilical hernia

Listed: November 2017

Audree’s caregivers say that she is a very cute girl who likes smiling, and that she is also very smart! Audree’s primary nanny is retiring in December and she’d love nothing more to know that Audree has a forever family coming for her! She hopes she’ll find a wonderful family who will have their heart melted like chocolate by this angel’s smile the same way it does for her every single day!

Video Available!

December 2017 Update:
Audree is healthy. She is not potty trained yet, as none of the kids work on potty training in First Hugs. The staff has not tried. She is very laid back and easy going. Once she knows you, she is quick to smile. Otherwise, she is wary. She loves her nanny fiercely, but shares her with others. Her nanny will be retiring at the end of the year. Yes, she is very well behaved and obedient! She is sweet and easy going. She cannot walk yet independently. She can pick up a ball. She needs a family and therapy to work on her walking. As for fine motor skills, she has no opportunity to color, but she can pick toys up. She is not attending school. She is super attached to one special nanny who adores her right back. You can even see the relationship in pictures. She will need a family to work more on social skills. She interacts with the nannies, but is happy just to watch the other kids. She is not taking any medications. She cannot feed herself yet, but we have not tried to teach her. She doesn’t know any English and is not aware of the concept of adoption. She loves to be with her nanny, with other people who connect with her, and to play with balls.

The agency has several videos available! There’s a $5000 grant available for Audree’s adoption through her current agency.

$108.90 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Samantha (L)

Girl, born 2015

Diagnosis: Down Syndrome

Listed: September 2017

 

Samantha is an adorable two year old girl born with Down syndrome. The redness in her cheeks is caused by allergies.  She smiles and has started walking on her own. She copies everything others do and smiles constantly.

 

$15,067.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Sydney and Reagan

Girls, born 2016 – TWINS!
PRC
Sydney – esotropia; agenesis of the corpus callosum

Sydney and Reagan are precious twin girls born in February of 2016. Both girls were under the care of Love Without Boundaries’ healing home until just this month. They graduated and have moved into foster care sponsored by Love Without Boundaries.

Reagan is healthy and Sydney has more complex needs. Her file says esotropia and agenesis of the corpus callosum. She had a seizure when she was younger and was put on seizure meds. She has not had seizures since, but the medicine could be causing other problems. Sydney has significant delays and feeding issues. Reagan is now on target and doing well.

These beautiful girls need to be adopted together and need a family open to Sydney’s needs, including those unknown. Agency staff have met both Sydney and Reagan, and several pictures and videos are available. Please help us spread the word, as we know there is a wonderful family out there for this double blessing!

There is currently $14,000 in grants for their adoption with MAA, making the ‘agency fee’ portion just $2,000 total for both girls!

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

Neli #

 Girl: 2015

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

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

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

Zadock #

Age: 4
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Zadock was raised by his birth family the first 5 months of his life and then placed in an orphanage. After being placed in the orphanage, he underwent heart surgery to repair multiple intra ventricular defects. His heart has been checked annually since his surgery and is healthy at this time. He has no other physical health complications.

Zadock is making progress with his development. He is currently living in a group home setting and attending preschool. He can walk and run independently. He climbs up/down on furniture and can go up/down stairs with minimal assistance. He imitates gestures and actions, responds with excitement when he sees familiar adults, and enjoys interacting with both adults and peers. He follows basic instructions. He can say some simple words and imitates sounds. He can work wooden puzzles with minimal assistance, and can stack blocks after watching someone do it first. He will roll a ball back and forth with a peer or adult. He eats from a spoon and sleeps well at night.

Videos taken in October 2017 show him responding to simple instructions, and demonstrating pretend play skills by playing with a toy truck appropriately and pretending to cook and eat from a toy kitchen set. He is very social and interactive in the videos.

Photos and videos from October 2017 are available through the agency.

$18 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption.

Brynlee

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Brynlee has Down syndrome. She came into care when she was about eight months old, and joined a foster family when she was one and a half. She is closest to her foster mother. This cute girl can walk several steps and say a few words. She gets along well with others and likes playing outside and toys that make sounds. She claps her hands when she is happy.

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

Rosie

Girl, born February 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: October 2017

Precious Rosie is an introverted, quiet, and beautiful baby girl. She is very close to her primary caretaker and loves cuddling and being held by her nanny. Rosie likes to play with toys that make sounds. At the time her file was prepared (November 2016), she could raise her head when lying on her stomach, but was not sitting or rolling over. She can track moving toys well and was making sounds at that time.

Rosie’s current agency has a $5000 grant available towards her adoption fees.

Molly

Girl, born June 2014
PRC
Down syndrome; postoperative repair of polydactyly of left hand

Molly goes to preschool class of the welfare institute to study.   She is very adorable; she is cheerful and active.  Molly likes to get close to people; like to follow the nanny to learning moves of dances.  Due to her Down syndrome, her development in all respects is delayed — she can understand what is said to her, and she can give some reaction.  Her language development is obviously delayed, except for some pronunciations and calling the nanny, she can speak no other language.

Molly likes to play toys and games; likes the familiar nanny to take her to play with peers.

Molly’s current agency has arranged for the orphanage to waive their fee!

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

Rhonda #48-38

Girl: 2012

Rhonda spent the first 4 years of her life extremely neglected in the home of her birth family. She was placed in foster care at age 4, where she has thrived. She has made rapid progress in all aspects of her development since being placed in the foster home. She is being raised in a bilingual family and can speak both languages. She started kindergarten and speech therapy in September 2017. She now speaks in 2-3 word sentences and her speech is clear. She feeds herself, and can properly use both a fork and spoon. She drinks from an open cup. She has established hygiene habits: she brushes her teeth, dresses and undresses alone, and uses the toilet independently. She likes to play with other children and she easily creates friendships. She likes to dance and to draw. She can sing songs that she’s learned in kindergarten. She recognizes and names animals, colors, and can count to 3. The team member that visited her to take photos and videos said that she was very polite and sweet. Her social worker believes that due to the rapid progress made in her foster home, she has the capacity to overcome the delays that she has as a result of her first 4 years of life.

Photos and videos from September 2017 are available through the agency.

B/c we only have her file for a short time, donations will not be able to be accepted until a family is found for her.

Josiah

Boy, born 2017

Down syndrome
heart condition (open oval window, pulmonic tricuspid regurgitation)
atrial septal defect
preterm
disorder of the lacrimal system
disorder of choroid

Listed: October 2017

$1,835.30 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Annie

Domestic foster care

Eugene #

Boy:  2015

Diagnosis: Low birth weight (2250gr.)– internal and external hydrocephalus. Condition after surgery of spina bifida aperta. Poor paraplegia of lower limbs. Left ankle deformation.
Eugene is a  very sunny, radiant and positive boy. Currently he lives in a Home for medical and social care. He has made  improvements in his development. He is learning to go from one place to another independently.  Now Eugene uses his wheel chair and also crawl. He is  trying to learn myself to eat independently and to drink from cup. Eugene is  also trying to talk and can repeat words after an adult. He likes the company of other children and he  eats and sleeps very well.
b/c we only have his file for a short time, donations will not be accepted until a family is found for him.

Clare

Girl, born 2014
Down Syndrome

Listed: September 2017

What a cutie!!

She will be available in a couple of months (late 2017)!

$1,156.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Kellan

Boy, born 2017
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

What a cutie!!!

 

$1,730.16 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Tanner #31-1

Tanner 2014tanner-2017-1Boy, Born July 2001

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Down syndrome, deafness, strabismus

Listed: June 23, 2010

NEW PIC FEBRUARY 2017!  Tanner was transferred to a group home in 2014. He is very small for his age and has delays in all aspects of his development. While he has an official diagnosis of deafness, he does respond to some sounds, so it is thought that he has some degree of hearing loss, but that he is not completely deaf. He does not have any speech, but he does respond to some basic commands and also to hand gestures. It is possible that many of his delays could be compensated for once his hearing issues are addressed.

Tanner attends a school for children with special needs. He doesn’t have problems following the rules in class and at school. He is calm and usually smiling. He is the favorite of the children at school. He is not aggressive and doesn’t get irritated by the other children. His expressive speech is not developed. He carries out simple commands – “stop”, “sit down”, “give me”, and “take”. He knows his place in the classroom – he has a favorite spot in each classroom. He is oriented in the rooms and partially in the school building. He opens and closes the closets. He can lock and unlock the doors of the closets if the key is put in. He tries to put in the key (rarely manages) and is happy if he succeeds. He likes to look at books with pictures. He has a favorite book in each classroom, picks it up and manipulates with it. He observes the other children while they work. He shows interest in pictures of animals. He works with desire in the classes for physical education.

Photos and videos from December 2014 are available through the agency.

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

Percy #

Boy: 2015

Diagnosis:  Down syndrome

Percy is sitting alone and tries to crawl.   Takes toys alone and plays with them.  He puts cube /small ball/ into box.  He recognizes his caregiver and is clam around children and known adults. He is uneasy, when he is outside around unknown people.

 

 

Kolby

Boy, born summer 2016
SE-Asia
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

This one year old boy was found at birth at the gate of his current care center. He loves playing with toys that make sounds, and he smiles often. He is described as quite sociable. Upon coming into care, he was found to have Down’s syndrome, atrial septal defect, anemia, and cytomegalovirus. He is said to have no health problems at this time. An adoptive family should have familiarity with Down syndrome.

 

Anna Leigh

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

Anna is full of fun. She is a social and outgoing little girl who is equally happy running and climbing up the slide with her friends or sitting quietly by herself working on a puzzle. Anna was born with Down Syndrome and has otherwise been healthy She seeks out people she knows offering a hug or blowing a kiss good-bye. During clean up time, Anna carefully picks up each individual block and put it in the appropriate bucket—always with a smile on her face. She even helps her friends tidy their spaces too! This year she has found a new love of having her hair done up. When told how pretty she is, she responds with a grin and gesture to her pigtails! Anna understands everything that is said to her and is starting to speak in simple words. There’s no limit to what this kiddo can achieve under the loving care of a family!

Anna greets each new day with joy. Are you ready for all the happiness she will bring?

Families qualify for a $7,500 subsidy through her current agency.

Emmaline

Girl, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome, congenital heart disease (ventricular septal defect) and malnutrition

Emmaline came into care when she was about two months old and has been living in the orphanage since that time. She was recently moved to a special unit in the orphanage where she can receive better care. Emmaline can sit on her own and crawl on her belly (see her video!). Occasionally she will also crawl on her hands and knees. She has good fine motor skills and can feed herself with a spoon and turn the pages of a book. She understands instructions like “give me the toy”, “hug me”, “wave goodbye”, and “clap hands”. She doesn’t say words yet, but is making sounds. Emmaline is a sweet little girl who raises her arms to be picked up when she sees her caregiver coming. She gets along well with her peers. If her toys are taken away she will cry until her caregivers come to hold her.

$400.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Cyril

Boy, born 2017

sweet boy!

Down syndrome

Listed: August 2017

$1,401.48 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Angelina

Girl, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome and abdominal muscle dysplasia

Listed: July 2017

Angelina came into care when she was about two months old, and joined a foster family when she was about one and a half. She gets along well with her foster family and is especially close to her foster mother. Angelina can walk well and run. She is learning to speak more clearly and can understand instructions. She can point to different body parts when asked and likes to dance with music.

$1,944.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Roman

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Hydrocephalus, had surgery at 3 months to install shunt.

Listed November 22, 2014

Roman was born prematurely. He is a twin — the healthy twin went home with the parents.

Roman makes very good eye contact, is trying to talk, likes to play with toys.

$1,940.45 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Vikki

Girl, born 2017
Down syndrome

Vikki has beautiful, big brown eyes! She is a calm baby and will only fuss when she is hungry, sleepy or needs her diaper changed. She eats every four hours and will lift her head while her foster mother feeds and talks to her. She is beginning to smile, make babbling sounds, play with her hands, sucks on her fingers, and turn her head towards sounds. Vikki was born at 40 weeks gestation and has Down Syndrome.

 

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Alfred

Boy, born 2016

Down Syndrome; has seizures occasionally

 

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

Valentine

Boy, born 2007

Listed: Feb 2014

From the family hosting Valentine in summer 2017:
Valentine is polite and affectionate, in an appropriate way. He is easy-going and gets along with everyone. He is gentle with our younger children (ages 5 years and almost a year old). He is athletic and likes to be active; he particularly enjoys soccer and jumping on our trampoline. He is observant and is a quick learner. He also has a silly streak and likes to make us laugh.

 

Valentine has received a $2400 Older Child Grant.

 

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!

Lily

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

 

FEBRUARY 2017 UPDATE:

She can crawl and sit without assistance and can walk and run with a walker, but could not stand on her own yet. There were no changes with her health and she had gotten stronger and gained some weight. Her development is still delayed compared to peers but her intelligence is normal and she understands everything said to her.

Lily’s hospital tests showed she had pulmonary hypoplasia with signs of asthma which she was taking medication for. She was gradually getting stronger and not having issues being short of breath anymore.

The agency has additional photos and video, and a grant up to $2,500 available for qualifying families.

$459.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Chloe

Girl, age 6
Blind

Listed: June 2017

When Chloe came into care as a toddler, she was non-verbal and had little exposure to stimulation and affection. After being in her foster home, six-year-old Chloe is now speaking full sentences primarily in English, has good comprehension skills, eats on her own, dances, sings and laughs. She is known as a funny, social and bright little girl who is quickly learning braille, counting objects, knows the phonetic sound of most letters and can identify everyone in the home by their voice or smell. She was recently accepted into a private school that will continue to help her thrive and focus on learning more braille, help with independent skills related to blindness, and meeting more friends. She loves to make everyone laugh, enjoys being silly and is well liked by her peers. Despite being blind, Chloe walks around the home independently, walks up and down stairs, rides on a tricycle, and jumps on a trampoline. It is noted that she has such great potential as she absorbs everything around her.

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

Shay #

Boy: 2016

Down Syndrome

Special needs:  Low birth weight. Down syndrome. Congenital cardiac malformation – many VSD – state after surgery treatment.

His muscle tone – hypotonic. Good head control. He turns from back to stomach, takes asymmetric elbow support. He has legs’ support corresponding to the calendar age. Catches with palms with left and right hands, puts hands together to the middle line but does not transfer a toy. The child listens to speech stimulation, decreasing his motor activity and looking in to the adult’s face. Actively traces bright objects into the four directions on 180 degrees. Emotionally responsive in the contact with the adult.

 

Marian #

Girl: 2010

Diagnosis: Disorder in psychological development, unspecified. Hypermetropia. Moderate mental retardation. Allergic dermatitis.

This sweet   girl resides in the foster family for last 2 years.   In the beginning of her placement into the foster family, she kept herself aside from the children, while now she definitely is looking for children and learning how to play with them.

She likes toys that move especially cars, but she also pays attention to musical and luminous toys. She also likes to swing, and she can sit on the cradle alone and keep herself. She likes to swing so much that she even laughs aloud while swinging. She moves freely into the space: walks, runs, goes down and upstairs – some of which are rather steep, she loves to slide, sits and stands up alone, crawls on both the ground and passes through a small tunnel, rises to her fingers, gives and picks up/takes toys, transfers from one hand to another, jumps, and spins around support.

The child attends public kindergarten/day care. There, for an hour every day, a resource teacher works with her! She can fully undress herself, but  she needs  some help to put her clothes on. She controls her physiological needs! She uses a normal toilet, not a pot. She loves the water very much and to take a bath. She loves to eat everything and she is not capricious to the food, chews normally. In the transition from the institution to the foster family, she first ate blend food.

She has potential for development but she still needs a lot of work with specialists. Definitely there is a positive change in the child’s development and behavior since she was placed into a foster family.

Tate

Boy, born 2016
Down syndrome & atrial septal defect

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Tate is a lovely and cheerful boy waiting for his adoptive family. Other than Down Syndrome and an atrial septal defect, Tate is a healthy little boy. He loves to hold toys and makes sounds to react to people. He is also able to roll over on his own and lift his head by himself. He asks others’ attention by making “Ba Ba” sounds, and asks to be held by reaching out his both hands. Tate smiles and laughs a lot. He was the unwanted and unplanned third child of his parents who couldn’t accept his disability. A family that will love him and care for him is exactly what he needs.

$3,995.29 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Deklan

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: June 2017

Deklan came into care when he was about one month old. He is a healthy child with Down syndrome. Deklan is an energetic, outgoing little guy who can crawl very fast, pull himself up to standing and walk with one hand held. He can say “mama” and turns his head when his name is called. He doesn’t yet follow instructions very well, but his caregivers are working on this with him, and he will try to cooperate when you initiate face-to-face play. He seeks out interaction with others. He likes to imitate and play with toys. He is close to a particular caregiver and smiles readily. Agency staff met Deklan recently. Video available.

There is a $3000 grant available toward the cost of Deklan’s adoption through his current agency.

$247.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Mikah

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Mikah is a healthy little boy with Down syndrome. He came into care when he was about nine days old and joined a foster family in November 2015. He gets along well with his foster family and has learned to say “baba” and “mama”. Mikah can walk on his own, understand simple instructions, and make his needs known using gestures. He is an active and cheerful little guy who likes cars and playing outside.

There is a $3000 grant available toward the cost of Mikah’s adoption through his current agency.

Ryan

Boy, born 2012

HIV, Other disorders of the brain, Hernia

Listed: June 2017

He will be available fall 2017!

$121.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Blaine

Boy, born 2009
PRC
Downs Syndrome, right cryptochordism,  inguinal hernia with  undescended testicle

Listed: May 2017

A family recently met sweet Blaine while adopting their son:  My son came home in December (2016) and talks non-stop about his friend. He talks about how this little one was nice to him, gave him food and shared his blanket, etc. He also talks about how mean the nannies are to this little boy. My son doesn’t have anything to say about anyone else there except they aren’t nice. Initially I took it with a grain of salt but there is another little girl adopted from there in the last year who has told her family the exact same thing. Can you imagine the heart on this little one? I adore him. I am more than willing to talk to anyone about him!

update: He has strong self-care skills!

Blaine is described by the other children from his SWI as sweet, kind, caring and helpful. Several children who are home now continue to speak about his kindness and hope that he finds a family soon. He is a gentle soul who is said to have “strong self-care abilities”. Everyone in his orphanage calls him, “good baby”. According to his SWI, he likes to communicate with people and is kind to people and he likes music and dancing. He is very tiny and was timid in person when several families met him. He patiently waited to see his little friend who had just been adopted. Blaine has Down syndrome, right cryptorchidism and a right inguinal hernia but is reported to be otherwise healthy. A family will be so blessed to add this treasure to their family!

$5,615.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Harper Grace

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Harper came into care when she was less than a week old and joined a foster family in September 2015. She is close to her foster mother. She has Down Syndrome but is otherwise healthy. Harper can sit alone, crawl, and stand and walk with help. She imitates words and responds if you ask her to hand you her toy. She is described as an active, extroverted little girl with a ready smile.

Kai

Boy, born 2015
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

Kai is a cute little guy who has Down Syndrome. He came into care when he was about two weeks old, and joined a foster family in September 2016. He is attached to his foster parents and knows how to say “mama” and “baba”. Kai mostly expresses his needs with body language, such as shaking his head or nodding. He can crawl very well and walks with support—the agency has video available!

 

Oscar

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: May 2017

It is impossible to look at these pictures and not smile. Oscar is the cutest little tennis shoe wearing one-year-old boy ever! Oscar was born in January of 2016 and his file just became ready recently. He was born with down syndrome. Oscar is able to hold his own bottle when drinking milk and he eats soft rice or porridge by spoon, hand-fed by his caretaker. He is a good sleeper are rarely wakes up at night. At 6 months of age, Oscar could roll over and could sit up with a little support. When on his stomach, he can stretch out to reach his toys and is able to hang onto them. At one, he was able to sit on his own and crawl. He can now stand while holding onto something or up against the wall. When he sees someone standing by his bed, he will stand up from a sitting position holding the bedrails and he will make sounds of “Ah” as if he’s speaking to adults. When he sees his caregiver coming with his bottle in her hand, he will crawl towards her almost asking for it. He’s a super content little man once he’s eaten and is full. Oscar has an easy-going personality and can get along with others well. He can move a toy from one hand to the other hand and responds when he is called. Oscar can understands others’ moods and emotions. When an adult speaks seriously, he will curl his lips. Oscar is more than ready for his forever family to see him and get him home while he is still so young.guardianangel

There is a $5,000 grant available with the current agency.

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

Harrison and Henry

Boy, born 2013 & Boy, born 2011

Listed May 22, 2017

Must be adopted together!

$13.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

DOMESTIC FOSTER CARE

Kelly

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

This beautiful child who could not be any more adorable is Kelly! Kelly is close to her foster mother and she likes playing with other kids. She likes playing with all sorts of toys, including balls, blocks, and a toy piano. She loves playing a game where you have to hold hands with another child. Kelly is a very happy and smiley child and she interacts well with other people. She enjoys sitting on the lap of her foster mother and will say “mama” to talk to her. Kelly could support her head at 5 months of age, roll over at 6 months, sit independently at 12 months, stand with support at 16 months, walk with support at 18 months, and walk independently by 24 months. At 12 months, she was making sounds. She can now say simple single words. Kelly was reacting to her name being called at 10 months of age. If her foster mother smiles at her, she will smile back. She understands simple directions given by adults. If her foster mother tells her to share her toys, she will hand toys over to the other children. She knows the location of some of her body parts and will point to them when asked. Kelly was born with down syndrome and she has no other medical needs. Kelly is a very cute and friendly little girl who is going to brighten each day of a very lucky family- we just need to find the family that will be hers forever!

The agency which currently has Kelly’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

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

Susanna

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

This little angel turned THREE today! Susan is said to be very close to her foster parents and her early education teacher. Her best friend goes by ‘Jace’ . She gets along very well with the other children and her caretakers. Susanna is a very happy child who likes playing with the toy horse and any big ball. She is often seen trying to talk to people by her. Susanna can walk well and when she hears music, she will dance to the beat and laugh out loud! Susanna was holding up her head at 5 months, crawling at 9 months, sitting at 10 months, walking with support at 16 months, and walking by herself at 20 months. At 18 months of age, she was babbling. By two, she was saying ‘mama.’ Susanna is currently able to say simple words, such as ‘mama,’ ‘baba,’ and ‘take.’ At 8 months of age, she reacted when hearing her name and at 13 months, she was understanding simple directions from adults. Susanna was born with Down syndrome. She’s a very happy and friendly little girl who is determined to not let anything stop her. It is our hope that this is her last birthday without a forever family.

The agency which currently has Susanna’s file has a $5,000 grant available for her adoption, as well. Other agency grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

 

Abbott

Boy, born 2013

Disorder of the Brain

 

 

ADOPTED!

Kyle

Boy, almost 3 years

FAS, microdeletion syndrome 15q13.3, facial dysmorphia, speech delay, hyperopia (wear glasses)

Listed: May 2017

This sweet boy is very energetic and friendly. He loves kisses and cuddles.

He was neglected by his biological mother and made a huge progress after his placement to a foster family. He attends a small preschool with 4-5 other children since September 2016 and enjoys it very much. His vocabulary enlarged and he can concentrate for a long time. He knows kids and caregivers names and has no problem with sharing toys. Everybody likes him and per his caregivers’ opinion he can be a leader in his group.

He has a good appetite but very fragile and petite. He can eat without help. He still wear diapers and learning how to use a potty. He likes to help cleaning the house and we have a video where you can see his energy and excitement of vacuuming the floor!

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

Cole #

Boy: 2015

Listed: 5/2017

Cole is 2 year old sunny boy, he is very sociable and loving who was prematurely born, Delayed neuro-psychological development.

Cerebral palsy spastic quadriparesis.  Estropia of the left eye. Horizontal nystagmus  There is no confirmed metabolism disorder.  Receives daily therapy.

He sleeps calm but sometimes he wakes up and wants to eat and after eating something small he falls to sleep again.

Since the last month he is able to walk and wants to go everywhere he is able and to explore the world around him. Cole really enjoys watching through the window especially if there are people outside.He vocalizes sound combinations; he is familiar with the objects from the surrounding environment. He knows that with the remote is used for switching on the TV, he knows the ball is for kicking, he knows where the music toys are.

 

Since he has started to walk he has very positive development, he is friendly and shows no aggression or self-aggression. He likes people to pay attention to him. Cole gets along well with the other children in the group.

 

Cole been developing very well in the last few months with a tendency to improve more and more. The therapy with the rehabilitator has very positive results for the child.

 

Ellie

Girl, born 2013

Hiv
Hep C

Listed: May 2017

 

$1,123.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Logan

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: April 2017

Outgoing Logan knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to let you know! He has a ready smile and loves to cuddle with his caretakers.

Logan loves eating his favorite foods, especially desserts. He likes interacting with the other children, swinging, and playing with balls. Logan has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. His heart has been tested and there are no current cardiac concerns. Logan is a very engaging and loving child who would do well with the loving care of a forever family!

$14,321 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Marissa

Girl, born 2009

mixed specific disorders of psychological development
sensory neural hearing loss (bilateral)

Listed: April 2017

Updated pic (on left) from May 2017

$1,047.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Maggie Mae

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Dwarfism, cerebral palsy

Listed: April 2017

This sweet girl needs a family!  Her report says she’s introverted and doesn’t yet speak.  She’s said to show little expression on her face — poor girl needs some loving attention to thrive and reach her full potential.

$310.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

 

Troy

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

 

 

Penny

Girl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Penny is a positive and outgoing girl who warms up to people quickly. She enjoys playing with other children and dancing to music. Sometimes she pats her caregiver’s shoulder and gives her a kiss – usually because she wants to eat whatever food her caregiver has! Penny is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and she has no other known health needs. When she arrived at the orphanage at two years of age, she could crawl very fast, and shortly after her third birthday she was able to walk by herself. As of October 2016 she can run for a short distance and she can grasp objects. During study period she sits quietly and listens, though she has some trouble concentrating. She understands simple directions, and can point to her eyes, ears, nose and mouth when they are named. Her speech is delayed, but she can say some simple words like “dad” and “aunt.” This friendly little cherub needs a family – one who is willing to share their snacks!

The agency who currently holds Penny’s file is offering a $4000 grant.

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

Bonny

Girl, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: March 2017

Bonny enjoys all kinds of toys, but especially loves musical toys, and she wiggles her body to the music! She is a fairly quiet child and doesn’t like noisy places. She loves to be close to people, and wants lots of hugs and kisses. Bonny is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and she has no other diagnosed medical needs. At one year old she could crawl, and she was able to stand and walk while holding the bed railing. As of October 2016 she could stand on her own, and walk alone for 6 or 7 steps. She enjoys playing a hand-clapping game with her nanny, and she loves banging on the toy drums and piano. Her language is delayed compared to peers, but she can make the sounds “da-da” and “ah-ah.” She can also express good-bye and thank you using gestures, and knows how to blow a kiss. Bonny needs a family to give her all the hugs and kisses she asks for!

Charlie

Boy, born 2013
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Listed: March 2017

 

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Charlie is tenacious and determined. He will work at new skills until he has grasped them – whether learning to balance or stealing crackers to share with the other children! Charlie is adventurous and loves to explore. His caretakers report that he is always curious about fresh things in life. He loves to play with toys and has a special affinity for trying on shoes.

Charlie has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and patent foramen ovale, a hole in his heart, but he has normal cardiac function and is otherwise healthy. Charlie’s file has been designated Special Focus, indicating his need of a forever family! Families do not need a dossier registered in-country to be matched with Charlie.

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

Charity, Levi & Micah

Three siblings
CO-4

Listed: March 2017

Charity: age 12, good student, but 3 years behind in school as parents didn’t send her. Great memory. Perseverant.

Levi: age 9, Learning disabilities (already having to repeat a grade), untreated Strabismus – Ametropia Exotropia. He has language delays and is in speech therapy.

Micah: age 6, average student, in speech therapy but problems mild and disappearing.

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

Princess

Girl, age 12
CO-4

Listed March 2017

Princess is deaf. She does not have any assisted listening device. Currently, she reads lips, and knows some sign language (in her native language). She also has congenital torticollis. She does not have academic delays.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Lillian and Aston

lillian1

astonGirl, born 2015

Boy, born 2009
Spastic tetraparesis
He can walk by himself, can talk some, eats everything, strives at school

Listed: March 2017

They will be available fall 2017, and they must be adopted together.

$100.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

ADRIAN and ADRIANNA

adrianna

adrianBoy, born 2013
Autism

Girl, born 2012
Mild Autism
Adrianna talks, understands everything, communicates well with others.

 

Available fall 2017!

 

$63.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Gabby and Stephen #

gabby-stephanBrother and sister, ages 12 and 9

Listed: Feb 2017

The children are wonderful, despite the tough first years of their lives, living in a very poor environment and being severely neglected. Stephan was still a young boy, who had to take care of his younger sister. This made him much more mature than his calendar age. He is a bight and responsible young boy and it is easy to see how much he cares about his sister. Gabby loves her brother and count on his care and protection. The emotional bond between the two of them is very strong. Both kids have great potential for future development, if only provided with stable, loving and caring environment that only a family could give them.

GABBY, age: 9 years

Special needs: moderate spastic left-sided hemiparesis as a result of the tuberculosis meningoencephalitis suffered at the age of 3; grand mal seizures (with or without petit mal), not specified.

Gabby is a carefree, radiant and beautiful girl. She is calm and emotionally stable. She does not demonstrate any aggression/self-aggression. She is well-behaved and polite.

Gabby is well-intentioned, compliant and respectful in her relationships with adults and peers. She is sociable, talkative and affectionate. She communicates with both children and adults with ease. Gabby likes watching cartoons in her spare time and she is interested in solving math tasks.

STEPHEN, age: 12 years

Special needs: None! Healthy child, with normal development;

Stephen presents as a very bright and mature young boy. Stephen is calm and emotionally stable. He does not demonstrate any aggression/self-aggression. He is well-behaved and respectful. He observes the rules and norms. He shows solidarity in his communication with adults. Stephen is interested in his studies and he wants to succeed. He is motivated to acquire new knowledge and study.

Because we only have this  file for a short time, they will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for them.

Naomi

naomiGIrl, born 2012
PRC
Down syndrome

Listed: Feb 2017

Naomi is in a wonderful foster home where he receives great care. Oh my goodness, you have got to see Naomi’s video! I can’t help but smile every time I watch it. Naomi is very bright and she loves to sing and dance. She is an active and lovely child. Her limbs and intelligence development are delayed compared with peers. She gets along well with children and is very loving. She has learned about 30 kinds of gesture language. She uses the gesture language to express her needs, such as having a meal and drinking water. She recognizes her own belongings and likes outdoor activities very much, especially the slide. She often takes her shoes to the nanny and asks her to help her. She hopes that the nanny takes her to play at outdoors. Video available from the agency.

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

Jake (L)

jacob3 jacobBoy, born 2015
Down syndrome, specific mixed development disorder, operation plastic of Ventrical Septal Defect and Atrial Septal defect as well as closing Open arterial duct (canal); heart insufficiency, stage C, class F III, hypermetropy astigmatism, low height

Listed: Jan 26, 2017

Update 1-26-17: Jacob’s heart insufficiency diagnosis was before the operation and there are no signs since the operation. He now has only 1 degree of mitral valve not being able to fully close. His last consultation by a cardiologist took place on 11/15/16. He does not need any medical or operational treatment.

As of 10-17-2016 Jacob can turn himself from side to side and around by himself. He takes toys into his hands, plays with them and crashes them together. He smiles when he is spoken to and has started to pronounce some sounds. He laughs and has six teeth. He has a hard time falling asleep, but then sleeps well. He has started to crawl and can get into a sitting position and sit without help. He loves music and reacts to the sounds. His development is in delay due to Down syndrome. He needs speech therapist, special education teacher, and physiotherapist services in the future.

$209.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Jayden

jayden1Boy, born 2016

Down syndrome

 

Oh sweet pea!!

$405.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!