Willow

Girl, Age: 16
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
unable to walk
Listed: Aug 2013
When Willow arrived, she did not want others to touch her or be near her. However, with some attention and one-on-one time with staff, she began to trust others. While she is unable to walk, she has responded well to therapy which has focused on developing leg strength. She also participates in water therapy weekly.

Willow arrived at this orphanage in early February 2013. She loves music and loves to dance. She has responded well to the pre-school program taught at the orphanage. She has a bright smile and a contagious laugh. When visitors come, Willow is delighted to swing with them or go on walks in the neighborhood.

From a missionary who visited with her in 2013: ” I’ve met Willow! Seriously, this girl ALWAYS smiles. Whenever I would come near her she’d just grab my hand and grin at me. She wants to go exploring so bad, but she can’t walk. She would just point at stuff and grin at me to try to get me there. She is a sweetie pie. my roommate got to feed her lunch one day. She is a happy little girl who went from being scared of others near her to loving the attention! “

Grayden #

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Congenital Cardiac malformation (moderately large inter-chamber cardiac defect), atresia of the duodenum – condition after surgery, moderate mental delay, hypotrophy first-second degree, Iron-insufficiency anemia and lagging in the neuro-psychological development.
Listed: May 2017
Grayden was born prematurely and suffered an intraventricular hemorrhage.

Wendy

Girl, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI, Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, and completely blind, with congenital cataracts in both eyes, optic sub-atrophy, and microcephaly
Listed: Jun 2010
She only has until she turns 16 in JUNE 2022 to be adopted.

Carolina

Girl, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, convergent squint, mental delay.
Listed: Aug 2010
Carolina needs a family to commit prior to her 16th birthday in May 2022.

Carolina is such a beautiful girl; beautiful brown hair with olive skin. She has cerebral palsy, and does wear AFO’s on both feet.

From her medical records: Cerebral palsy, convergent squint, mental delay. She can walk by supporter or holding one hand. She says separate words, understands simple speech, is affectionate and friendly. Physical therapy and a loving family will bring MIRACLES for this little girl!

Carolina was transferred in 2011 to a boarding school (not an institution).

 

Daphne

Girl, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy; significantly cognitively delayed
Listed: Feb 2011
Daphne needs a family to commit prior to her birthday in APRIL 2022.

Daphne was born with CP. She is not able to walk and is significantly cognitively delayed. She is described as an affectionate and responsive child, and she would so benefit from having a loving family of her own.

Liam

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy, significant mental delays
Listed: Aug 2012
Liam needs to be adopted before March 2022!

Not a great picture, but Liam is a cutie! Even though he has CP, it’s nice to see him in a place that has him up and about.

From a family who met him in 2014: This little guy tried for 5 minutes to get my attention before I could come over to him. Although he is mostly nonverbal, his receptive language is good, and he was able to follow instructions and respond to our conversation. I asked what he could do physically, and he immediately began pushing the cover back and trying to flip over, to show me he could roll, and pull up on the side of the bed. He is very sweet, and so very much wants OUT of the bed and to be up walking, but without proper medical intervention and regular therapy, he won’t be able to. His outgoing, sunny personality is absolutely wonderful! His biological mother died 4 years ago, and he entered the orphanage then, so he had that solid foundation of a loving mom during the important years. From a CP perspective- all four limbs are involved, and he has high tone in his torso that makes it difficult for him to sit up, because when he gets excited, his tone kicks in and it flattens him back out. He also has significant spasticity in his legs, particularly in his heel cords and hamstrings. That is something that in the USA might be treated with a medicine like Baclofen, which would allow him more flexibility. He’s very affectionate and easygoing, and constantly tries to get up and move around like the other kids. He just really needs a family to help him reach his potential!

Elijah

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Birth defect of central nervous system, hydrocephalus, mental delays, manifest deviation, cardipathy and protein-calorie deficiency
Listed: Jun 2013
Elijah needs a family asap, because he needs constant care, and at the orphanage he doesn’t receive it. They fed him with wheat cream only and how he is feeling sick all the time, it’s hard to feed him, so that at orphanages he just remains hungry sometimes.

He can walk and likes music and playing with mobile phones. He likes watching TV and doesn’t speak much.

Elijah really responds well to a male caregiver — he needs a Papa of his very own!
From a missionary who visited in August 2014: ” A beautiful little boy. He is doing so much better, he loves to walk. He needs someone to hold his hand as is too scared to walk alone just yet. He still has some self harming behaviors and lets you know when he’s not happy! But most of the time he is calm and has the cutest giggle. “

From someone who met him summer 2013:
Elijah is a beautiful, sweet child. He is nonverbal but he occasionally makes some noises. Unfortunately, when I saw him he had to be restrained most of the time because he would hit himself and bang his head … hard. He now has a one-on-one caregiver, and I hear he is doing very well. Elijah likes to watch tv, and he loves musical toys. When you play music for him, he just lights up in a huge smile. He has an infectious laugh. While I was visiting, Elijah had surgery to fix a malfunctioning shunt. I was able to visit him in the hospital. The dedication of the man who is now his personal caregiver was amazing. Elijah can walk with support, and he loves to be held and cuddled. This little blond-haired child looks like an angel, and he would bring nothing but joy to a family’s life.

Easton

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Multiple congenital malformations, condition similar to CP
January 2017: Easton has been institutionalized. He is hungry, retrained, and miserable. Please help us find his family!

From a family who met him in March 2014: Easton is an incredibly cheerful little boy. The nannies told us that he is smart and talks with them, though we were also told that he is delayed. In fairness, Easton spends almost all of his time in a crib. He would either be sitting or laying when we saw him.

Easton always seemed to be very aware of what was happening around him. One day when a nanny was getting our son ready for his visit, we did a little dance behind her and Easton laughed. He would often smile brighter when we would wave at him across the room while picking up our son on our visits. I believe Easton would flourish in his own family.

Virgil

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital cerebral hernia, hydrocephalus, flail legs, slight mental delay, equinovarus, adenoid vegetations of I stage, paralytic strabismus, slight astigmatism, anemia, TB-infection, congenital heart disease (open oval window), diffuse goiter of I stage
Listed: Aug 2013
This lovely boy has a long list of diagnoses, but SO much potential for growth in a loving family!

Stephen

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Minimal brain dysfunction, pyramid insufficiency, secondary cardiomyopathy, anomalous chord of the left heart ventricle, hypermobility of hip joints, concomitant alternating convergent squint.
Listed: Mar 2014
From a family who met him in late 2013:
Stephen was in Riley’s groupa. We saw him a lot during our 7 weeks of visits. He stood out because he’s 7 yo and taller than the other kids in his groupa of mostly 4-5 yo’s. He is a SWEET, sweet boy. He has a great smile with dimples. He’s not overly active (not hyper). Very obedient/cooperative and follows instructions and the flow of the groupa well. An easy going kiddo. He doesn’t seem to have very significant needs. He functions very “typically”, maybe just mild delays. One thing I’ll never forget about Stephen… one time when we were invited to watch a performance the kids were putting on, we were one of the only people in the audience. He stood there, singing and doing the body motions to the production just as well as could be. He kept looking right at my husband and I like he was performing just for us. He just seemed to love having someone be there for him and encourage him, and nod and smile and let him know he was doing a good job. He was working so hard to do his best and he did so well! It was sweet and sad all at the same time….knowing we weren’t his mama and papa and he didn’t have anyone there to give him that recognition forever, that he so appreciated. He would make such a delightful son! We would have brought him home too but were only homestudy approved for one boy. He’s in a good orphanage that provides good care and services. But who knows where he’ll be transferred to when they no longer have space for him (he’s already over age.) I have pictures and video of him. Such a kind, happy little boy….he needs a family!!!

Preston

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy
After-effects of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system; optic nerve atrophy; conductive and neurosensorial hearing loss; atopic dermatitis; cryptorchidsm; severe mental delay
Listed: Sep 2010
Preston will be institutionalized and remain bedridden for life…he needs a family! He has been waiting far too long!

Nate

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CP, and has some vision problems as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus)
Listed: Jun 2010
Nate is a handsome young man! He was born with CP, and has some vision problems as a result of CMV (cytomegalovirus). He has brown hair and big brown eyes. He is not able to walk on his own, but he will truly blossom in a loving family, who can provide the therapy and encouragement he needs. We are hoping to learn if he is being treated for the CMV, but he is asymptomatic at this time.

Sergey

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
congenital brain anomaly, spastic tetraparesis, simptomatic epilepsy, generalized tonic clonic seizures, cryptorchidism, adenoid vegetation, bending-movable contractures of the hip joints, deficiency anemia, mental delay
Listed: Jun 2010
Sergey needs a loving family who can help him achieve his full potential. He is destined to be bedridden for his very short life if he is not adopted. he is able to sit on his own and does his best to get around. He is significantly delayed and really needs a family!

 

Roger

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
many facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome); “childhood autism”; encephalopathy (unspecified disease of the brain); moderate mental delays; Convergent concomitant strabismus (crossing eyes) and hypermetropia (far-sighted); and is said to be anemic.
Listed: Oct 2011
Roger is a handsome young man; he has many facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This dear boy is listed as having “childhood autism” — if it is truly autism or autistic behaviors due to orphanage life and his other special needs, we really don’t know.

He is said to have encephalopathy (unspecified disease of the brain), Childhood autism, and moderate mental delays.

He also has vision problems: Convergent concomitant strabismus (crossing eyes) and hypermetropia (far-sighted); and is said to be anemic.

Genevieve

Girl, Age: 16
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)
Listed: Sep 2013
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Genevieve is a sweet little girl who came into care when she was almost 3 years old, and has lived in the orphanage since that day. Genevieve has Down syndrome, and has had surgery to repair the VSD with which she was born. She is HepB positive. She is a delightful little girl, who loves to sing! She can care for her own needs, and is helpful to the nannies. Genevieve is ready for a family!

She loves to participate in dancing and singing with the class, always front and center, leading the other children and keeping perfect time with the steps. Her inner beauty radiates to all around her!

Jewell

Girl, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy / TBI: after-effects of severe brain injury (brain bones fracture), subarachnoidal influence in the form of irreversable damage, hemiplegia with microcephaly
Listed: Aug 2010
SIGNIFICANT RISK, PLEASE ADOPT ME SOON!!  Jewell will turn 16 in April 2022.

Dark brown hair and blue-green eyes. She has severe CP, but had started walking.

Jewell is the victim of parental physical abuse, and suffers from post-traumatic brain injury, which has further complicated her delays and struggles.

Updated medical 8/2015: She has after-effects of severe brain injury (brain bones fracture), subarachnoidal influence in the form of irreversable damage, hemiplegia with microcephaly.

She does have a sister with mild delays whom she can be adopted with or by herself.

Porter

Boy, Age: 17
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
Severe cognitive delay, HIV, congenital heart disease; HIV stage 3, without immunosuppression, delay of psychomotor and speech development, bacillosis
Listed: Jan 2013

Haven

Girl, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
celiac disease, CP, toxic Hepatitis, hypotrophy of III stage
Listed: Feb 2011
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Haven needs a family to commit prior to her birthday in March 2022.

Poor Haven; sweet little girl. Such a pretty girl burdened with such medical and cognitive difficulties, and no mama to love her through them.

From our team who visited there: Haven is afraid of strangers and would not interact with us.

Ruthie

Girl, Age: 16
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and intellectual disability
Listed: Sep 2020
Ruthie is a very vibrant, energetic, and joyful girl . She loves to be with and meet new friends. Ruthie enjoys dancing and can easily captivate the attention of anyone she comes in contact with. Ruthie walks independently, but does have some minor issues with her balance. Ruthie is vocal, and can speak several words in telegu (her native language) as well as some English words. Ruthie is a true delight to be around and would absolutely thrive in a family environment that could give her one on one attention and love her for the wonderful, joyful, and enthusiastic queen she is.

Sandy

Girl, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mild to moderate delays, FAS
Listed: Oct 2012
This child shows significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). Please research this condition so you are best prepared to help her thrive at home! Won’t she be beautiful with long hair?

New pic January 2017!

Brandon

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy; significant speech delays; crossed eyes; astigmatism
Listed: Nov 2010
Brandon needs a family to start the adoption process prior to his birthday in November!

New photo Jan 2017. Brandon has been transferred. This is what institutional orphanage life is like for disabled children. Drugged. Hungry. Restrained. Unstimulated. Uneducated. Immobilized. Broken. PLEASE help us by sharing these children and helping them find families. It doesn’t have to be this way!

Brandon is a sweet little boy who was born with CP. Brandon is socially and emotionally delayed. Whether his delays are simply from institutionalization or have a congenital basis is unknown. Only when he is a wanted part of a loving family and given access to proper medical and educational interventions can his true potential be revealed.

He is also said to have significant speech delays. He has crossed eyes and astigmatism.

Kyle

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Sep 2010
Kyle has CP, but he can walk.

 

He needs a family to begin the adoption process prior to December 2021 — when he turns 16.

Arnold

Boy, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
lower paraparesis
Listed: May 2011
Arnold needs a family to start the adoption process before December 2021!

This little cutie does not look happy about posing for the camera! Arnold is said to have “lower paraparesis” – which may be anything from CP affecting his lower limbs to paralysis.

Samantha and Kristina

Sibling Group
Ages: 16, 17
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Samantha (the oldest), on the right: Microcephaly, mental delays, crossed eyes, physically capable, friendly and affectionate girl, will do well in family environment. High likelihood of fetal alcohol syndrome.

Kristina, on the left: Microcephaly, Moderate intellectual disabilities, ADHD (hyperactive), Esotropia, Hypermetropia, Cardiomyopathy (unspecified), Scoliosis

Listed: Aug 2010
These girls will age out soon!  An I600a MUST be filed by 11/27/2021!

 

Julie

Girl, Age: 17
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus – undergone surgery.
Listed: Mar 2018
Julie’s age was estimated. Please check with the agency for further information.

February 2020 Update: Julie is just as friendly as ever! When people she knows or visitors enter the room, she grins from ear to ear and calls them over to say hi. Julie is a girl who can make everyone laugh! She is spunky, funny, and oh, so sassy. Julie continues to work on her letters, numbers, shapes, and colors in class. She can now count to 10, she can identify 15% of the English alphabet, and identify basic colors. She is bonded to her primary caregiver and gets along with the other children in her home. She loves to hold babies and play with other children her age. She can sit independently and crawl. She receives physical therapy 5 times a week where she working on tall kneeling and strengthening her back muscles. She can bear weight on her legs during physical therapy with the help of AFOs. Julie had hip surgery in July 2019. She is working daily with her physical therapist to regain strength in her legs, core, and arms. Through a variety of exercises, she is sitting independently again and has started to crawl. Julie also stands with assistance while wearing AFOs during therapy. Julie is one tough cookie and she is working hard to be even stronger than she was before.

 

Julie is funny and sassy. She is a friendly child and always greets visitors with a big smile and waves them over to say hello. She has good use of her hands and is able to complete tasks such as feeding herself and is working on pre-writing skills. Julie attends an on-site school where she works with her teacher on learning her English alphabet and shapes. She can count up to 5 and identifies basic colors. Julie likes to look at books and play with toys, especially baby dolls and blocks. She speaks full sentences in her native language, and speaks 70 plus English words. She understands most of what is being said to her in both English and her native language. She is bonded to her primary caregiver and gets along with the other children. She loves to hold the babies and play with other children her age. She can sit independently and crawl. She receives physical therapy 3-4 times a week where she working on tall kneeling and strengthening her back muscles. She has recently started bearing weight on her legs during physical therapy with the help of AFOs. Julie is also in the progress of potty training and has been doing really well with this.

Rebekah

Girl, Age: 16
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Apert syndrome, craniosyntosis (frontal skull reconstruction done, midface advance needed, would be best done in the US), syndactyly of feet and hands (fingers surgically separated–has 4 digits on each hand).
Listed: Nov 2017
March 2020 Update: Rebekah is continuing to improve her literacy in both her native language and English. She is working on reading and writing sentences and expanding vocabulary. She is able to do small simple addition with single digits, and is working on moving on to double digit addition. In pre-vocational classes, she is learning to make paper chains and improving her needle and threading skills.

Rebekah feeds herself independently and calls people by name. She can identify objects and colors. She is independent in indicating her needs and independent in her self care. She is attending on site school where she can write numbers 1 to 200. She loves counting things. She knows and writes all of her upper and lower case letters. She is reading and writing 3 letter words. She can spell her name. She doesn’t want to miss out on what is happening, she is eager to be a part of the fun. She enjoys sitting with adults and telling stories. She loves to color, draw and write. She is proud to be a helper and to be independent. She is working on pre-vocational skills of washing dishes and sweeping and fine motor skills like beading, threading, and cutting with scissors. She is well liked by all the staff and is helpful in the home. She has several very close friends with whom she gets all very well.

Lorena

Girl, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CEREBRAL PALSY. Inborn defect of brain development (hypoplasia of right hemisphere, cerebellum, mosaic body). Syndrome of spastic tetraparesis; stage of motion defect. Secondary microcephaly. Hip dysplasia. Secondary miocardiopathy. Mental delay. Strabismus.
Listed: Jun 2010
This beautiful, brown haired, blue eyed angel was born with a lot of strikes stacked against her. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a voice or a chance to have a family who loves her and can help her be all she is able!

Lorena will remain bedridden for life if she is not adopted.  A family would need to begin the adoption process prior to NOVEMBER 2021 to adopt Lorena.

Krista

Girl, Age: 16
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
slight mental delay, flat feet, convergent squint, vision impairment
Listed: Oct 2013
Krista needs a family to begin the adoption process prior to November 2021 — when she will turn 16.

Russ

Boy, Age: 17
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
goloproentsephaliy
Listed: May 2011
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Russ’s profile says “goloproentsephaliy” which is unclear, other than there’s some condition with his brain. It’s unclear if it’s a physical or mental condition.  It has been suggested that his ‘goloproentsephaliy’ may actually be holoprosencephaly.

An adoption would have to begin before August 2021!

Rhys

Boy, Age: 17
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Profound mental delays; Congenital hydrocephalus; Convergent concomitant strabismus
Listed: Mar 2020

Esther

Girl, Age: 17
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Mild cerebral palsy, monoplegia (only left hand affected), developmental and speech delay; seizure history
Listed: Feb 2018

Sammy

Boy, Age: 17
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Asthma and Moderate mental delays; Subcompensated hydrocephalus; possible FAS
Listed: May 2013
What a great grin!

From an adoptive family who met him: I met Sammy in May 2012 and he was one of the sweetest kids I had ever met. Always ready with a smile and a hug! I brought things for all the kids in his group and he waited so patiently for his turn and gave me a big hug after. He was very kind and gentle with all the other kids, especially the one girl in the group. He and the other boys in his group (Troy and Garrett) are very well loved by one of their care-takers and it shows. It is obvious that they have been taught manners and cooperation and they are very kind to one another. They are taught at least several days a week so do not let the diagnosis deceive you, they are fairly smart boys.

They all have obvious delays but never had any problems following instructions and they understood everything they were told and all seemed to love to be helpful. When I show our son (who was adopted from this group) their pictures he remembers their names and tells me they were his friends. He told me he wants them to be adopted and to come to the U.S. How I pray that happens for Sammy and the other boys! Sammy is so sweet and innocent, I hate to see what will happen to him if he ages out of the orphanage.

Tressa

Girl, Age: 17
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS; Cardiomyopathy, unspecified; Moderate intellectual disabilities
Listed: Dec 2010
If she is to have a chance to be adopted by a U.S. family, an I600a MUST be filed by 1/15/2021!

Venetia

Girl, Age: 17
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mild to moderate delays, needs dental work
Listed: Oct 2012
New pic January 2017.

Sweet girl! She needs a mama to paint her nails and braid her hair. She’s trying so hard to force a smile for the camera.