These teenagers are within mere months of aging out.  This means if they are not adopted before they are 16 years old, they will **no longer be eligible for international adoption**

In some cases, the paperwork needs only to be *filed for immigration* before their birthday — and in some cases the adoption needs to be finalized.

Please inquire if you believe you could work quickly to complete an adoption and save one of these older children and give them the family every child deserves.

Jewell

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
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
**** 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 ***
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.

Ruthie

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and intellectual disability
Listed: Sep 2020
$19.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Daylan

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy; takes medication to control seizures
Listed: Feb 2018
**** 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 ***
February 2020 Update: Daylan participates in daily educational and motor skill classes with the use of his wheelchair and a lap-tray. Daylan is eager and determined to learn! He loves working on basic spelling and math, and is so proud of himself when he learns something new! He is currently using a combination of assistive technology and PECS to help him with his non-verbal communication. Even without these, Daylan is still loud and clear in his communication using vocalizations, facial expressions and pointing to make his needs and feelings known. He loves to use switch-adapted toys and toys with large buttons that he is able to use independently. Unfortunately, Daylan’s dystonia has become more severe as he has grown over the past year. His ability to roll and scoot around the floor has decreased significantly, but he is still able to sit comfortably in his wheelchair with the support of a back brace. Daylan is incredibly joyful, sweet, goofy, sassy, and spunky. One of Daylan’s current favorite games is to lay next to one of the other boys in his home and attempt to stick his finger into their noses and ears! This always brings lots of laughter from everyone around him! Daylan truly has so much potential to thrive in a family! Video available.

Molly

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Feb 2018
**** 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 ***
Molly can sit independently for short periods of time. She has a feeding tube to supplement her nutrition and help her gain weight, but she continues to eat her meals by mouth. She likes self feeding with hand over hand support. She is potty-trained using a Rifton chair. She tries very hard to communicate using limited sign and speech. She has an eye gaze-controlled computer which allows her to communicate with others. Molly is laid back and content. She loves to be included and likes being silly and goofy. She is very intelligent but has a difficult time showing what she knows given her communication limitations. Knows her English alphabet and can read simple words. Can spell her name. Enjoys playing games (she is competitive) and listening to stories (she can recap the plots of simple stories by selecting images that correspond with the plot). Likes to color. Enjoys being social and playing with other kids, especially make believe (baby dolls are her favorite).

Jan 2019 Update: In March 2018, due to increasing hip pain and subluxation of her hip joints, Molly underwent a major double hip surgery: femoral derotation and osteotomy to correct the alignment of her hips and femurs. She was in a spica cast (immobilizing her hips and knees) for over a month. She then spent much of the year re-gaining the strength and movement that she had lost while immobilized. She is a fighter and persevered through significant discomfort over the past year. She maintained her joyful, sweet spirit throughout! Molly celebrated her 12th birthday in December. She was very excited to receive a new traditional dress for the occasion and to get henna designs drawn on her arms. She loves getting fancy and looked so gorgeous! Molly was also very enthusiastic about her cake as she loves all sweets. Over the past year, Molly developed a new interest in make-up and will request to wear it by reaching up and rubbing her hand on her lips and cheeks. She also was introduced to the movie “Frozen” and it has become a favorite. She will “sing” (vocalize) along to favorite songs such as “Let it Go”. Molly may not stand out as one of the youngest or one of the sickest, but she is so worthy of a family. She would be a beautiful addition to a family and a beloved daughter, sister, and cousin.

July 2020 Update: Molly has had a great summer! She is enjoying her classes where she is working on following patterns, reading, categorizing items, and using alternative communication and sign language to engage in pretend play. Molly’s teenage sass is undeniable! She is very insistent when she wants to watch a new movie or when she wants her make-up done. She also gets so excited whenever a new dress is brought to her home and she is persistent to have her photo taken and shown to everyone! She loves being with the little kids of the home, especially helping an adult to push them in the swing or dancing with them sitting in her lap on her wheelchair.

Nolan

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, Deaf / HoH
Nolan has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He is also profoundly deaf. He uses ASL at a beginner level. He received a cochlear implant, but due to the age that he was implanted, it has not been successful in helping him to locate sound. He used to be able to walk independently for short distances with orthotics, but recently lost that ability and crawls within the house or uses a wheelchair outside the house. He has a g-tube for feeding due to aspiration when he eats by mouth
Listed: Oct 2017
**** 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 ***
August 2020 Update: Nolan is looking older and older every day. There is a new nurse in the home who is a male and Nolan is really enjoying having a male to spend time with, as most of the staff are female. Having a big brother figure to look up to has been so special to him! He is a great big brother himself, and really enjoys bringing toys to the younger kids and trying to help with them. In class Nolan is playing lots of new games that involve following patterns, reading, and categorizing items!

Because of his oral motor challenges, he cannot speak and is on medication to control drooling. No seizures. He does classes every day at home with his tutor. He is very social and loves to be around other children. He is bright and learns a lot, when he applies himself. He knows the full English alphabet in ASL and knows many words. He communicates mostly in single words in ASL, as well as simple sentences like I want… He is potty trained day and night. He craves 1 on 1 attention and cries when the younger children get adopted and he has to say goodbye. He likes to be silly and play jokes. He likes to be a helper and enjoys doing chores. He is sensitive and his feelings are easily hurt. He can get frustrated by lack of ability to communicate and be understood. He would thrive in an environment where sign language is understood.

Tatum

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”Flaccid Arms (unknown cause)
Listed: Jun 2020
$2,726.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Tatum is an incredibly bright, resourceful, and happy teenage girl!

Tatum has no active use of her arms or hands (they are flaccid). No official diagnosis has been given. Tatum is very skilled with using her feet for fine motor tasks and uses them to eat with a spoon and to write. She has beautiful penmanship! She can criss cross her legs and sit comfortably on the floor. She is not an independent walker and has weak core muscles. She gets around the home by scooting on her bottom and she can also scoot down stairs.

Tatum has a sweet and kind personality. She likes to play with and watch over the younger kids in the home. She is interested in painting and singing. She also enjoys entertaining her caregivers! Tatum has good language and communication skills and expresses her needs and feelings to her caregivers. Her caregivers report that she is a happy and content child with appropriate emotional behavior.

Tatum attends a local school. Due to a late start in formal education, she is behind where she should be but appears to have no intellectual delay. She loves school and typically receives A and A+ grades. She also enjoys participating in school activities and performances. Tatum is very bright and is eager to learn.

Tatum has a charming, endearing personality and is well liked by her teachers, her caregivers, and the other kids in the home. She is an absolute joy and would thrive with more resources and with the love and stability of a family.

Tricia

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Seizure disorder, intellectual delay
Listed: Feb 2018
**** 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 ***
Tricia has a seizure disorder for which she is on medication. She is now seizure free. She also has intellectual delay. She can speak in short sentences in her native language and uses some words in English. Her speech is somewhat slurred and she has difficulty with social skills, attending to tasks and conversation.

February 2020 Update: Tricia is a happy girl with lots of energy. She speaks her native language and English in simple sentences. She has classes every morning that includes learning the alphabet, colors, and simple words and their meanings. She has a difficult time concentrating for long periods of time so she has breaks where she listens to her favorite songs and dances around the house. Tricia loves listening to music, painting, and picking out her prettiest outfits for the day. You can find her most days jumping on the trampoline, spending time with her best friend, and/or drawing on any piece of paper she can find. Tricia thrives on individual attention and craves the love of being called daughter and having her very own family.

Tricia is a sweet, happy girl who loves dancing, music, and jumping on the trampoline. She loves to be with her caregivers, the other girls in her home, and is very friendly with new people. She is very affectionate. She struggles with writing her alphabet and therefore does not enjoy it very much. She is interested in fashion and looking her cutest in a pretty dress with a flower in her hair. She has lots of energy to run around and jump up for a hug. She has a sweet voice and likes to show you her work. She is very motivated by adult attention and is learning boundaries with adults she doesn’t know well. She desperately asks for a family.

Adalia

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2020
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Sweet Adalia is 12 years old, and weighs 44 pounds. Agency staff met her in 2011, and still … she waits. She is in desperate need of a family. She must be adopted by her 16th birthday, or she will be un-adoptable! These photos are from March 2019.

Adalia is able to crawl and can stand with support. Her caregivers say that she refuses solid food, so she only eats food that is very watered down. Her favorite toy is a rocking horse. There is a video of her crawling over and climbing up to rock for a while. The nannies note that she does not interact with those around her and does not follow directions. Adalia receives some simple therapy in the orphanage and the teachers there work with her as well.

What Adalia needs most is to receive the one-on-one attention that a family could provide and the unconditional love of her very own mom and dad.

She has a $3,000 grant with her current agency.

Gabi

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Aug 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 ***
Gabi has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. She loves attending the pre-school at the orphanage, but she has struggled with learning basic concepts such as numbers, letters, etc. However, with more one-on-one instruction, it is believed that she can and will learn. Gabi is well-liked by the other children at the orphanage. She is also a favorite of visitors who come to visit. Gabi can sometimes come across too strongly in her attempts to get attention, but she truly is a delightful little girl!

Carson

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome
Listed: Mar 2015
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Watch his VIDEO from when he was younger.

Carson is eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! &

Carson has a $20,000 grant for his adoption!

This 20K grant is available for his adoption once the family traveled to his country and accepted his referral.

For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

Kelvin Philip

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
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 ***
From a family who met him in June 2014: This calm little guy came up to me with pleading eyes for attention and is just so polite. God has heard his prayers, and now he is listed for adoption! He is not overbearing or competitive at all. Rather, he is observant and inquisitive. He is about the size of a six year-old and just so gentle. I would take him home in a heartbeat if he was available before. He takes turns riding the red wagon around the orphanage grounds as the bigger boys pull him, and he gestures politely for fresh fruit when he sees it is available. He is kind to other children. He says a few words in his native language, and listened carefully when I was giving descriptions of my family photos. I have confidence that he would do wonderfully in any kind of family, and it is obvious– he can surely reciprocate love! He enjoyed throwing balls, going on walks, playing see-saw, and listening to English descriptions. Whoever adopts this little love will be so blessed to call him a beloved son.

Gabrielle

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
symptomatic early myoclonic encephalopathy, spastic tetraparesis, severe delay of psychospeech development, perceptive hearing loss
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 ***
Gabrielle really needs a family of her own! She will remain bedridden for the rest of her short life if she is not adopted.

Seth and Victor #

Sibling Group
Ages: 14, 13
Primary Diagnosis: Endocrine disorder
Listed: Jun 2017
**** 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 ***
Seth and Victor are brothers currently residing together in a foster home. Seth has a moderate mental and physical delay but is otherwise clinically healthy. Victor has hypothyroidism but is otherwise healthy and not delayed.

Brody and Auggie

Sibling Group
Ages: 15, 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Brody born April 2006: FAS
Auggie born March 2005: Rough mental delay, partial atrophy of eye nerves, cerebral palsy, Epilepsy-FAS
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 ***
From someone who met Brody in 2011 and Auggie in 2012:  Brody and Auggie are sweet little boys who appear to have some sort of genetic disorder that causes developmental delays and self-harming behaviors. They are not aggressive towards others, only towards themselves, and these behaviors can be halted temporarily by picking either boy up and spinning him around. Brody is able to walk, and can drink from a cup without help. He is not quite able to feed himself, but is willing to try. Auggie was in a laying room for over a year, but after only 3 months of physical therapy is now sitting independently and working on learning to stand. Both boys have wonderful, heart stealing smiles. Brody appears to be in his own world much of the time, and loves things that crinkle or light up, and things shaped like sticks, as well as hands, gloves, feet and socks. He shows numerous signs of autism, which may or may not be environmental. Auggie loves things that crinkle or light up, slinkies, music, and tv. He is more interactive than Brody, and appears to lift his arms up to indicate he would like to be held. This is the only form of communication I observed from either of the boys. The boys are currently living in separate orphanages. I pray a family will reunite these brothers together in one family, where they can receive all the love and attention they need to meet their full potential!

We hope a family will consider adopting them TOGETHER.

More pictures available.

Dan, Forest, and Jenny

Sibling Group
Ages: 16, 15, 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
boy, born 2006: other disorder of psychological development
boy, born 2007: other mixed disorder of conduct and emotions
girl, born 2010: disorder of speech, disturbance of activity
Listed: Sep 2019
**** 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 ***
Sibling set! These 3 MUST be adopted together!

 

Easton

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Multiple congenital malformations, condition similar to CP
**** 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 ***
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.

Elliot, Casey, and Lynn

Sibling Group
Ages: 18, 16, 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Elliot, boy, born 2004 – mental delays
Lynn & Casey are both healthy
Listed: May 2015
**** 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 ***
Casey, the younger girl was born in 2008 and has no SNs, just some kind of development delay. She is smart and active, participate in all orphanage performances. She has now been transferred.

Her older sister, Lynn, was transferred from her orphanage due to her age. She was born in 2006. By orphanage social worker her older sister is VERY smart and beautiful, no SNs, very active in all performances. She has now been transferred again.

Both girls need a family asap!!!  These 2 siblings are to be adopted together for sure.

They also have an older brother born in 2004. He is in the special school orphanage and has severe mental delays.  Elliot will only be adoptable with his sisters.

If a family decides to adopt all 3 children it will be great! If they want only two younger siblings they are to be approved for 3 children and to get referral to meet ALL 3 siblings. Then if they decide not to adopt the oldest one we will do the best to “separate” them. I think it is possible, but we cannot guarantee it for sure.  They have a younger brother as well, and he has already been adopted.

 

Emerson

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
symptomatic epilepsy; Other disorders of psychological development; Tuberous sclerosis; Other ill-defined heart diseases.; anemia; Hypermetropia;  strabismus; Cytomegaloviral disease; Probable FAS.
Listed: Sep 2010
**** 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 ***
Emerson has waited SO long.  Emerson is such a handsome and active boy with an awesome smile! He needs a family! Emerson is growing up so fast! He is so tall now! He is a sweet, blonde haired, blue eyed boy waiting for his forever family. He is quite self sufficient and a happy child.

Emery

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Convergent squint (operated), slight mental delay, fetal alcohol syndrome, epileptic reaction (affective-respiratory seizures), nanism of somatogenic genesis, poor speech
Listed: Dec 2013
**** 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 ***
Info from a family that met him 10/15:  He has a lot of energy, but he listens well to the nannies. They often reminded him to behave in passing – though it was more of a reminder that they were watching than because he was acting up. He interacts well with other children though he did not engage me (adult) very much. He is delayed, but has potential in a family. Super cute. He needs a family, there is so much hope and potential for him that he will not get in an orphanage. He would do well with older children to set an example.

Camden

Boy, Age: 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Microcephaly; Spastic tetraparesis
Listed: Apr 2016
**** 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 ***
updated pics/video! August 2016

He will be transferred to a handicapped children orphanage with no big chance to survive there. It may happen at the begining of 2017. He needs a family ASAP. He is very good and friendly child.

He has a good potential but no chance for any development in the orphanage. They will place him into the orphanage for handicapped children in a village with no chance for normal life.

His sister was adopted domestically a while ago. Please, help to place him in a loving family!

Camille

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes; Other specified diseases of biliary tract
Listed: Dec 2019
$184.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Cadi

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
enuresis; encopresis; mild mental delay with behavioral disorders
Listed: Mar 2020
$22.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
She shows her bad behavior only to people who are rude to her. She is very sensitive to pain. She is very good with young children, she can organize them very well. She takes a medication.

Carolina

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, convergent squint, mental delay.
Listed: Aug 2010
**** 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 ***
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).

New pic January 2017!

UPDATE August 2013: Carolina is a beautiful girl! She is about 4ft tall and about 50lbs. Her CP affects her mostly from the knees down. She does have cytomegalovirus. This was reconfirmed last year, but we were not able to find out if it is active, or if she merely was exposed while her mother was pregnant with her. CMV does cause brain damage if a baby is exposed in utero, so a family needs to be prepared for that, or for the fact that is IS transmissible when it flares. She is very strong and she does make her likes and dislikes known. Her biggest love is candy…but not chocolate! She likes white chocolate a lot though. She likes dolls, and can undress them herself. She has good use of her hands. She gets around by crawling or knee walking, which is great. Knee walking shows her hips are nice and strong. She loves to “dance.” Dancing, to her, is an adult bouncing her up and down for as long as you can stand to do it. She gets quite unhappy when you stop to take a break. The nannies make her walk a bit while holding onto hands, but her legs and feet are just not able to line up with her being so tight. She is very strong. She loves cell phones and will try to snatch them at any opportunity. A toy cell phone that plays music would be nice for her. She speaks, though it is like a toddler. She repeats the same few things over and over, but she does say a couple other words and used them correctly. She understands much more though and the caretakers speak to her in complete sentences. She just loves to move and bounce and be twirled around. She likes BIG movements. She was very briefly startled by my husband, but quickly discovered he could bounce her around longer and higher than I could…and so she quickly preferred him!

Carolina does have some institutional behaviors that a family needs to be prepared for. Her moods change quickly, and when she gets upset, she can throw herself to the floor, even injuring herself. She will hit, pull hair,etc if she is upset. She will throw large toys as well. The caretakers love her, but did express that she would likely not engage or interact with kids bigger than her, and would be likely to assert herself over anyone smaller. That is just how life in these places is. Families without small children would be best for her. An involved, hands-on Papa would be ideal, and a trampoline would be out of this world for her.

Chase

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
obvious mental delay, poor understanding, almost does not speak, nervous, not even-tempered.
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 ***
Chase is a handsome Roma boy with dark hair, olive skin and giant brown eyes. He needs a loving family of his own to bring him out of his shell and to finally feel comfortable and safe.

From his medical records: obvious mental delay, poor understanding, almost does not speak, nervous, not even-tempered.

Edison

Boy, Age: 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Severe mental delay, scoliosis, strabismus, flat feet, atrophy of visual nerve
Listed: Nov 2020
$124.20
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!

Edith

Girl, Age: 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
depression, impulsive, attention deficit disorder
It is suspected she has FAS; she suffered meningitis in past.
Listed: Jan 2013
**** 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 ***
Look at sweet Edith, all dolled up for the New Year’s party at her orphanage!

She has had a broken nose because when she lived in the family her mother’s boyfriend pushed her and she fell and broke the nose. Two foreign families have visited her but did not end up adopting her.

One of our adoptive families has met her, and has video of her for inquiring families. “Edith was was much in need of one on one attention but did not even know how to be held. She was whiney, but very willing to share her chocolate with anyone and everyone. Edith played with the other girls and was sociable. You could tell, however, that she was emotionally somewhat fragile. She would do really well, in my opinion, as the youngest or only child (or in a family where the other children are grown). She really needs an experienced adoptive family who can give her lots of one on one attention and help build her trust in humanity back”.

Daphne

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy; significantly cognitively delayed
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 ***
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.

She is facing transfer very soon, and will remain bedridden if she is not adopted. More photos available

Harriet

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS, cleft hard and soft palate.
Listed: May 2011
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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NEW PIC JUNE 2016! FAS, cleft hard and soft palate. She has many facial features of fetal alcohol syndrome, please research this condition as a preparation for her needs.

From an adoptive family who visited with her in Jan 2012: We saw Harriet today. She has the thickest, dark curly hair and beautiful eyes! She snuck out of the groupa room to come see us. I got to hold her for just a moment. She’s really tiny.

Elijah

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Birth defect of central nervous system, hydrocephalus, mental delays, manifest deviation, cardipathy and protein-calorie deficiency
Listed: Jun 2013
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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.

Brandon

Boy, Age: 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy; significant speech delays; crossed eyes; astigmatism
Listed: Nov 2010
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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.

Jacob

Boy, Age: 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; syndrome of movement disorders; severe mental delay
Listed: Nov 2014
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This boy was transferred at the age of 11.  He has severe mental delays. Normally he is sitting in a stroller with no movement. His diagnoses were not changed since 2014 when he was listed. He has waited SO long!

Kenneth

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS; Kenneth does have some spasticity on his left side; He is diagnosed with hydrocephaly, but this is a result of the FAS; He is not in need of a shunt to correct (the doctors say).
Listed: Aug 2010
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Kenneth will need a family to begin the adoption process and receive i600 approval prior to his birthday in November 2022.

Photo dated Feb 2010. Kenneth is a blonde haired, blue eyed cutie who was born with FAS. Kenneth does have some spasticity on his left side, and will greatly benefit from therapy and a loving family to encourage him! He is diagnosed with hydrocephaly, but this is a result of the FAS. He is not in need of a shunt to correct (the doctors say).

As you can see from this updated picture, Kenneth is doing GREAT! He wants a mama and papa of his own.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively. This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much. There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Liam

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy, significant mental delays
Listed: Aug 2012
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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!

Nana

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly
Listed: Jun 2010
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Nana is a precious little girl with sunshine blonde hair and blue eyes. Her medical records indicate prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly.

More photos available, please inquire.

Nicholas

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS
Listed: Aug 2010
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Nicholas is officially diagnosed with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). His delay is considered significant. He needs a loving family to help him achieve all he can be. He does not appear to have any additional medical complications from his FAS. This picture makes him seem to have vision problems, but I think it’s just a bad picture.

If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively. This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much. There is no way to know this ahead of time.

Nolan

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS; alalia, significant mental delay, crossed eyes, hypospadias
Listed: Feb 2011
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Nolan is a handsome little boy who was born with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). He is able to walk, but is not verbal (not certain whether by choice or inability) and is not very active with other children. Nolan will so benefit from having a family love him and help him come out of his shell.

Roger

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
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
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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.

Sergey

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
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
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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!

 

Audrey, Adelaide, and Emmett

Sibling Group
Ages: 18, 16, 14
Country Code: EE-1
Audrey – Healthy (oldest)
Adelaide – Other disorders of psychological development; Phonological disorder; flat feet; astigmatism; cardiomyopathy
Emmett – Phonological disorder; ADHD; Other behavioral and emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood and adolescence; Flat foot (youngest)
Listed: Oct 2015
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Sibling set – Must be kept together!

Haven

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
celiac disease, CP, toxic Hepatitis, hypotrophy of III stage
Listed: Feb 2011
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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.

Vaughn

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, otherwise reported to be healthy
Listed: Sep 2012
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*** Vaughn also has an additional $5000 Grant available — giving him a grand total of $20,000 towards the cost of his adoption! ***

Vaughn is a beautiful boy who has many interests. He likes to dance, listen to music, and play the maracas and drums. He also likes to look at books. Vaughn relates well with his peers. He recognizes and respects authority figures. Vaughn participates in many activities. During his free time, he likes to play with a ball on the court and run.

VIDEO:  https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-vaughn1
Password:  Adoptmaa

There is a $1,500 agency fee reduction for Vaughn’s adoption with a specific agency.

Jake

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Perinatal hypoxic–ischemic damage of the CNS. Atrophy of the cerebral cortex. Cord was wrapped around his neck at birth, Jake has CP as a result.
Listed: Feb 2011
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Jeremiah

Boy, Age: 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Leukoencephalitis, spastic tetraparesis, apallic syndrome, epileptic syndrome, subnanism, delay of psychological development, secondary cardiopathy, conversion of tubercular tests, severe mental retardation
Listed: Oct 2012
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Updated pics/info July 2016

Hudson

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
Sensorineural hearing loss, bilateral; Profound intellectual disabilities; Mixed specific developmental disorders; Other congenital valgus deformities of feet; Exotropia
Listed: Jun 2020
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Howell

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
spastic paraparesis with the dysfunction of the function of the pelvc organs. Deep mental delay, hypoplasia of the right testicle.
Listed: Mar 2011
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Howell is a sweet blonde haired boy who was born with CP. He is cognitively and physically delayed, and will really benefit from therapy and a loving family. More photos available.

From his medical records: spastic paraparesis with the dysfunction of the function of the pelvc organs. Deep mental delay, hypoplasia of the right testicle. Howell is able to control his bowels, but not his urine.

Karis

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Symptomatic epilepsy, autism, development delay, scoliosis, dermatitis, mental delays
Listed: Jul 2013
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She loved, loved loved the camera. Could not get enough of it but she would prefer to hold it herself. She was able to follow directions and was playing independently with toys.

Haile

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2014
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Haile is such a lovebug! She gets along well with her foster family and is always showing compassion. She can take care of herself and follows directions well. Due to her Down Syndrome, she is delayed in language but she can express her daily needs. Haile is a quiet girl, and she loves singing, listening to music, and dancing. She is a creative child and loves to draw. She plays well with others and has a great appetite!

Elizabeth

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy and strabismus
Listed: Apr 2015
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Elizabeth is very smart and has normal intelligence. If she was given a chance to go to school, she would have no problem learning. Her cognitive ability is good enough to learn a lot and to take good care of herself in daily life. She can put on and take off her clothing, go to the bathroom independently, climb stairs, play with toys, ride toy cars, etc. Elizabeth can walk when leaning on the wall or holding the rails. If there is nothing to lean on, she walks on her knees. She knows when to go to toilet in the day time and night time. She is attached to her caretakers. When she is unhappy, praise her or give her some snacks. Elizabeth has a very good appetite and likes to have snacks. She sleeps through the night and takes a nap in the day time.She has many good friends and gets along well with others. Elizabeth is quite extroverted and often says hello to others. She is a good girl with a loving heart. She likes smiling, playing, and focuses on being concerned for others. She also loves to show her best in front of those she is familiar with. Elizabeth is waiting for her family. Are you the one she is waiting for?

Daryl

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Limb differences
ectopia and limited motions of right lower limb
Listed: Mar 2016
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Daryl came into care as a newborn with a broken leg.

Update: Lively, cheerful, loves playing with other kids and expresses his needs clearly. This boy likes to play ball and with toy cars. He attends school, can speak in full sentences, identifies colors, numbers and can dress and undress himself. He is with a foster family and gets along well with others.

Dec 2013 report indicates that his cognitive and speech development are the same as his peers. He has limitations with his right leg and has an abnormal hip joint. We have video of him walking down stairs, walking to the playground, swinging, and playing on a toy car. His report indicates there are no other medical concerns. In the dancing show held by the institute on June 1st which was Children’s day, Daryl’s dance together with his rich facial expressions, harmonious hand movements and excellent shows, won warm applause of audiences time and again. Everybody couldn’t help being filled with deep esteem to this five-year-old little kid who is disabled in body but firm in spirit. He is a little “Man” full of responsibility and justice. When bringing younger brothers and sisters playing outside every time, he will undertake the duty of their “protector”, and never allow others bully his younger brothers and sisters. If other children have conflict in the kindergarten, Daryl will always stand out and take charge of justice, and resolve disputes for them. Both his teammates and his teachers praise him for his good behavior. He understands his foster parents’ hard working and always feels grateful to his parents. When his mother is sick, he will always take care of her and get her water. Every day when his father goes back home after work, he always takes slippers for him, gets him water, and pats on his back. He always says that he should study hard, and should be filial to his parents after grown up. Daryl not only studies well, but also very talented. He likes singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments. When dancing, because of the limitation of his physical condition, he can’t jump as other little kids, but he never admits defeat, and waves his hands with music, striving to make the best movement.

Clarabelle

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2014
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Clarabelle is a sweet girl diagnosed with Down syndrome. She likes to draw, and her artwork is said to be very abstract. Caregivers say she is considered to have an introverted personality, but she plays exceptionally well with other children. Though she is not in school, the orphanage reports that they are teaching her using “play learning.” Her heart sounded normal to a doctor visiting with our staff. Clarabelle can feed herself, and helps caregivers with basic tasks like picking up trash.

More photos available.