Porter

Boy, Age: 16
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

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.

The child is active, walks alone and takes part in mobile games. He can go up and down the stairs. When performing complicated actions, he has difficulties coordinating his hands and legs. The child’s fine motor skills are not poorly developed. He can grab an object with his hand and scribbles on a piece of paper.

The child’s notions and perceptions are poor and not accurate. His visual perception is slow. The involuntary attention is prevailing. His active attention is difficult to attract and hold. His concentration is weak. His memory is short termed and with poor reproducing. All thinking processes (analysis, summarizing and conclusion) are not developed.

No depression is observed. The child is with hypokinetic syndrome and his hyperactive behavior requires constant control.

The child likes to go on walks. He likes to be around children and likes to hug them. He likes to participate in activities with musical accompaniment. He explores objects by holding them, throwing and breaking them. The child likes to play chase with the other children, to watch music shows and listen to the radio and also to talk to his toys. He plays with different toys, he has good imagination and can play alone. He prefers games with ball.

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.

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! “

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: 16
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: 16
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.