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.

Andy

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Organic damage of Central Nervous System: syndrome movements disturbances, moderate mental delays, hypermetropia
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!
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He has a brother who is not adoptable because he lives in the custodian family and his 2 younger sisters were adopted domestically.

He is very active, a kind of athletic, bossy.

Anakin

Boy, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
severe mental delay, congenital malformation of retina, congenital malformation of optic disc, concomitant strabismus
Listed: Nov 2020
$49.50
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!

Alder

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Oct 2012
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
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Alder needs a family, to spare her from a life in a crib, and reach her full potential.

Abigail

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephalus; mixed specific developmental disorders communicating hydrocephalus; lower spastic paraparesis; convergent concomitant strabismus
Listed: Dec 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 ***

Giada #

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Epilepsy – grand mal seizures (with small seizures (petit mal) or without them), unspecified; congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance; genetic syndrome – chromosomopathy or monogenic syndrome; facial dysmorphism; psychological and behavioral disorders related to past trauma. More information is available from the agency for interested parents. Giada is on medication for her 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 ***
Giada has grand mal seizures (with small seizures (petit mal) or without them), unspecified; congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting facial appearance; genetic syndrome – chromosomopathy or monogenic syndrome; facial dysmorphism; psychological and behavioral disorders related to past trauma. More information is available from the agency for interested parents. Giada is on medication for her seizures.

Family history: the child’s biological mother has mental delay, epilepsy- grand mal seizures (she had Depakine during pregnancy) and cerebrovascular disease; the child’s biological father had mental delay and abused alcohol.

Giada is sociable and outgoing girl. She interacts and looks for contact with peers and adults. She is able to cooperate with other children from her class. Giada loves to draw and color, as well as to solve puzzles. She prefers to play with her peers or older children. She loves to play with children younger than her so she can take care of them. She cooperates in games.

Giada knows what adoption means and she dreams about being adopted and have a forever family of her own.

UPDATE: Oct. 2018: Giada is physically well developed for her age with mild neuropsychological developmental delay. Her Epilepsy (petit mal seizures) is well managed with medication. She has a well developed fine and gross motor skills. She can read and write. She loves to paint and to play sports. She has a well-developed imagination.

She attends a public school and is doing very well there. Her dream is to become a teacher one day. Giada is not shy. She is able to communicate easily and maintain a dialogue with her classmates and adults. She has good hygiene habits.

Graham #

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
mild mental delay; hyperkinetic behavior disorder with attention deficit; the child suffered physical abuse and mistreatment; born to a mother with moderate mental 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 ***
Graham is treated with Convulex – 0,5 ml from 50 mg daily, Xanax ½ and Speridan when necessary

Graham takes an active part in the housework at the home. He goes shopping on his own, sets and then tidies up the table, makes his bed, knows how to work the washer, hang and then collect the clothes and tidies his room. One of the main activities that he takes part in is cooking. He is able to cut different types of vegetables in small pieces and follow the instructions of the recipe. Graham prefers games involving physical activity. He looks for interaction with his peers. He likes to ride a bicycle and play hide-and-seek. Graham has been acquainted with the process of adoption. His attitude and opinion towards a possible adoption is positive.

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

Penn #

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
mental delays and behavior disturbances
Listed: Jun 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 ***
The child is able to communicate with other children, though his vocabulary is not at age level. He prefers to play alone, but will join in group games willingly if invited. He willingly forms relationships with adults. He has delays in academics, but works hard to learn new skills. His behavior is described as “unstable”

Aria #

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
prematurely born in the 28th gestation week, after placental abruption; Infantile cerebral palsy, spastic quadriparesis – severe degree; spastic left side of the body; Glioependymal cyst of the right cerebral hemisphere- condition after surgery; Delayed neuro-psychical development; Severe mental delay; Generalized developmental delay with an active potential to make further progress and develop;
Listed: Nov 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 ***
Aria is able to walk by using a mobility aid – a walker. She can go up and down the stairs while holding onto the railings. She can maintain a sitting position while sitting on a chair, even without seat restraints.

Aria is emotionally stable and has adequate emotional responses in different situations. She enjoys being the center of attention. Aria names animals, fruits and vegetables, counts up to 10, says the alphabet with some help from an adult, and names the children and the staff members by name. She participates in group activities with other children. She is sensitive to the other person’s emotional state and observes his/her reactions. Aria enjoys looking at children’s books and recognizes the familiar objects and animals on the pictures.

Area eats common food independently with a small spoon or fork.The child drinks from a cup. Due to her physical disability, she cannot bath herself independently. She goes to the toilet on her own. The child washes her hands and brushes her teeth on her own.

Steven #

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Spinal muscle atrophy; moderate mental delay
Listed: Feb 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 ***
Steven’s general motor skills are good, however, he walks with a waddling gait and it is difficult for him to stand up after squatting position. Steven’s fine motor skills are weak and his concentration is only held for about one-two minutes. Memorization capacity and imagination are poor. He can carry out instructions and has good visual contact. Steven’s intellectual abilities are limited even though there is the impression that he understands his surroundings. Steven is non-verbal; he communicates by mimics and gestures. He pronounces syllables and some words but his speech is incomprehensible. Steven likes to play outside in a sandbox, go down slides and swing on the swing set. He is happy when there are children around him and he will share his toys with others.

Todd #

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Good general condition, hydrocephalus with a shunt installed, spina bifida aperta, lower limb paraplegia, congenital anomaly of the excretory system – agenesis of the left kidney, hypotonic right ureter, osteogenesis imperfecta (which has not been genetically proven), convergent strabismus, logorrhoea, delayed neuropsychological development.
Listed: Sep 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 ***
Todd can sit independently. He talks and easily carries on conversations with adults. His intellectual development is right at the “normal” level on testing. He has a caregiver that works 1:1 with him daily.

Families who have visited the orphanage where he lives report that he is a very smart and friendly little boy. He is able to carry on a conversation and answer questions appropriately and plays hand held video games.

Update, 2016: Todd recently turned 9 years old. He engages in symbolic and role play, which includes the activities and roles typical for his environment (how a doctor’s visitation goes; how one gets medical supplies; how one organizes a birthday party; what happens during the lesson with the resource teacher). He knows the staff members. He takes the initiative in meeting new people. Todd eats independently. He eats common food. He chooses his clothes depending on the season and the temperature in the building. Todd leads a dialogue and asks a lot of questions.He loves telling stories and improvising depending on the specific interests of the person he is communicating with.

Additional photos and videos are available.

Paulo

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
small head deformity, developmental dysplasia of right hip, Cerebral palsy
Listed: Feb 2014
**** 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 ***
While Paulo’s language development is not good and he is not very expressive, he has a strong imitating ability. His caretakers report that he is an introvert, but that he also likes following other people to do things. His left limbs are not flexible and he needs help to put on clothes and shoes. Paulo is a good eater and a sound sleeper.

Lincoln

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2011
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Since July 2007 he has been with a foster family. Per report written in 2010: At the age of 36-39 months he can walk alone quite steadily, and when he was walking he can stoop down to pick up the toy on ground and then go on walking. At present he can only call “baba”, but he can express his desire in body language, and if he wanted to drink water he will put his hand beside his mouth and look up. When he wanted to defecate or urinate he will make the sound and show actions familiar to his mother. Since he had learned to walk he had been very interested in outdoor activity, and he went to play games with other children in community every evening. He liked pulling his mother to go to the supermarket near to their home, and when they got there he will point at what he liked. He was very close to his father, and when his father came back home he will go out to welcome him.

At the age of 40-42 months he was very active, liked going out to play, even in cold days. He still did not speak much, besides father and mother he can say other words unclearly with the help of adults. He had to be fed, but he can drink water alone with cup with suction tubes. 43 months-present it has been too cold and he stays in house for most of the time. He likes to watch TV, and if there are children dancing in the program he will learn from them. He likes eating meat and is not choosy to food. He naps for 1-2 hours and has deep sleep. Sometimes he sleeps with adults, and sometimes he sleeps alone on his own bed. If he wants to go to toilet he will crouch and pull his trousers to tell adults sometimes. If adults remind him of going to toilet he will do so but they have to help him take off the trousers. He is very strong and seldom falls ill.

Levi

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mental developmental delay, postoperative left oblique inguinal hernia
Listed: Aug 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 ***
Levi is active, social, fond of listening to music and he can get along well with other children. He enjoys musical or movable toys, playing balls, clapping hands and swaying his hips along with music. He is curious about new things and delicious food makes him happy. Levi has attached stable and close relationships with the caregivers. Levi is attending the center’s preschool and loves participating in the class games. He has some difficulties paying attention, but he will listen to someone close to him or someone he knows well. He is very polite and greets everyone he meets. This sweet boy is waiting for a family who will provide him with structure, love and the opportunity to continue his progress.

A $5,000 agency grant is available, and his orphanage donation has been reduced and could possibly be waived completely.

Laurel

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jul 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 ***
Laurel is a beautiful little girl! She came into care when she was about 3 years old, apparently having had little stimulation or training. She was diagnosed with CP, and they began working with her at the orphanage. Laurel has good fine motor skills, and is able to walk without assistance. She is toilet trained (during the day). Her language is a bit behind, although it is difficult to know if that is due to the CP, lack of early education and adult interaction (before she arrived at the orphanage), or just general speech issues. A thorough exam and evaluation when she comes home will be helpful and lead her family in the right direction to help her. Laurel is very sweet, active, and a generally happy little girl! She needs a family!

Lance

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: May 2019
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Lance lives in a large Asian country and has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, postoperative repair of congenital heart disease, bilateral cryptorchidism and postoperative repair of right indirect inguinal hernia. His file states that Lance has good self-care skills, he can fold his clothes, take off his shoes, and put them away. According to his file, he loves listening to his teacher tell stories, he can read simple words, and understand basic questions. Lance’s file says he enjoys finger painting and singing and dancing to songs. His file indicates he likes to run, jump, and play sports.

Korbin

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Autism
Listed: Jan 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
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Korbin still needs adults help to put on and take off his clothes and needs reminders when to do some things like going to the bathroom. Even though he need some help when eating, he is not a picky eater! His favorite foods are dumplings and fruits. His foster family says that he has good motor development and is very coordinated. Korbin is a quiet boy and doesn’t speak. He likes to listen to music and play with toys by himself. He just started studying in the kindergarten class.

Kipper

Boy, Age: 16
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
Hearing Impaired
Listed: Jan 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 ***
Kipper is a handsome and outgoing boy who is 9 years old. (Note: his photos from his file have spots on them…these are not skin blemishes) He came to the orphanage when he was about 3 months old. They discovered he had hearing loss, with no other developmental issues. Kipper began “language recovery training” when he was 4 years old. At that time, his left ear was at 90dB, with his right ear having more hearing ability at 75dB. Kip had no language at 4 years old. He attended the language center during the week, then returned to the orphanage each weekend. He received hearing aids in 2010, and was soon able to repeat words and phrases. He is now able to speak in full sentences. Sometimes Kipper’s speech can be hard to understand, but for the most part, he can communicate with others with no problem. Kipper is a very smart boy, who quickly learns new skills. He has a fantastic memory, and can quickly recall passwords he has only seen one time.

Kipper is a very compassionate boy, who looks out for the other kids. One friend at the orphanage is blind. He and Kipper are good friends, and he is able to understand what Kipper says every time. He refers to Kipper as his eyes, since Kipper helps him so much. Kipper is a sweet, active, energetic, and loving boy who wants to have a family of his own. He is inquisitive, polite, and eager to learn. He will be such a great addition to a loving family!

Kevin

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
possible muscular dystrophy
Listed: Nov 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 ***
Kevin’s story is so heartbreaking. He was brought to the orphanage when he was 4 years old; scared, lonely, and confused. They decided to give him an IQ/DQ test just a few months after he arrived; he did not score very high (not surprising at all, given the trauma of the past few months!). He appeared to be in good health overall. Kevin came to the U.S. as part of an agency’s host program. At that time, he was active, healthy-looking, and doing well. When he returned to his orphanage, his physical health began to decline. Currently, Kevin is unable to walk any distance at all without falling. He requires help to get up off the floor, or from the toilet. He can only eat soft foods that are easy to chew. There is a strong possibility that Kevin has muscular dystrophy. Throughout it all, Kevin has remained a positive outlook, a loving nature, and a great compassion for others. Kevin is now 8 years old. He is currently in a foster home at the orphanage, and takes care of the younger children there. Kevin needs a family of his own, in an area that can provide him the care and treatments he will need.

Kendra

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Aug 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 ***
Adorable little Kendra is receiving physical therapy and needs a dedicated family who can continue her treatment and help her to have a successful future! Update received from the orphanage in March 2013 reports that Kendra is doing very well with the physical therapy. She is not talking yet and is timid. She can walk, run, jump. She is still in diapers. She can follow instructions from adults and can get the attention of her caretakers when she needs or wants something.

Frannie

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
congenital deafness; CHD- mild pulmonary stenosis and mild patent foramen ovale (PFO)
Listed: Oct 2014
**** 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 reading 6.5 year old Frannie’s file, it is clear that this girl will do very well in a forever family! And speaking of files, hers is full of information! Frannie likes to play with other children. She also likes to play with dolls, games, and do puzzles. Her favorite foods are apples and eggs and she like to drink milk. She also loves snacks.

At the age of 6, Frannie began going to a special school. She quickly became a favorite. Frannie quickly learned to follow the teachers and learned some sign language. She is learning more gestures, such as one for her name, the numbers 1-10, and a sign for toilet. She has learned to write many numbers and some words. She is an active student in school and she enjoys games and crafts. Frannie won two awards at school- one for “good child prize”, and one for “small pacesetter who helps others prize.” The awards made her very happy and proud. Her overall performance is excellent! Even when she loses a game, she will smile. Frannie needs some help when it comes to fine motor skills, but she is fond of learning and can imitate quite well. She seems to be very interested in gymnastics and can do many tricks. She is flexible and has talent in dancing. Frannie is enthusiastic, outgoing, and fond of learning. All the caretakers in the orphanage love her very much! It is clear that with the love of a forever family and some guidance, this child will make huge gains and will soar!

Franklin

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, High tension in four limbs, and congenital heart disease
Listed: Sep 2012
**** 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 ***

Ellisyn

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Developmental Delay
Listed: May 2014
**** 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 ***
Ellisyn is an energetic and restless girl. She can be very talkative and she loves listening to music. After coming into care, she was able to live with a foster family and adapted well. Ellisyn learned how to walk steadily, progressed in communication and was able to recognize familiar people. Her doctors say that she is cognitively delayed compared to the other children and suffered from an external hemorrhoid. She is taking medicine for treatment and is now living back in the orphanage so that she can go to kindergarten. Ellisyn knows a huge amount of words and can recognize many objects. Ellisyn gets along well with others and is a joy to be around.

Frye

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
hepatitis b
Listed: Dec 2014
**** 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 ***
Frye is a very smart and active boy! He is friendly and has experience in a foster family. Frye thrived in this environment, and was very obedient and helpful. He has good language expression ability. He likes to play ball and is now in kindergarten. Frye is a great communicator and a friendly boy. We hope he finds his forever family soon!!!

Luke Anthony

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 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 ***
Luke is a darling boy who is described as active, playful, coordinated, well-behaved, sensible, and gentle.

Luke is so many things, including capable and independent. He can dress himself for the most part, use the bathroom on his own, and attends kindergarten each day, after which he spends the afternoons with his foster grandparents and tells them all about what happened at school.

Luke has learned some counting, likes to draw simple shapes, gets along well with his classmates, and remembers most of what his teacher tells him. He loves music and dancing, and spending time with his foster family. Luke enjoys playing with toy cars and bikes, as well as bouncing a basketball around the neighborhood. He is a busy boy!

Thanks to the foster care sponsors, Luke has truly thrived in his community and has developed a strong emotional foundation. He is very much loved by his foster family, and their greatest wish is that Luke finds a permanent, loving home.

UPDATE from 2014: Luke is a cute boy, he is young but sometimes doesn’t follow orders from adults, but obedient if you speak to him patiently. He likes cartoon program “Wisdom tree”, can imitate the show from it, make many poses when taking pictures. He likes playing in familiar environment, restrained in strange environment. Currently Luke goes to kindergarten, he can sing a few songs, can count, gets along well with other kids mostly, sometimes naughty. Luke has routine life, likes to eat meats, picky on food on which we are correcting, can urinate without help, defecates under the remind of adults, controls defecation not well.

Lyla

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2018
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Lyla likes to smile at familiar people. Lyla’s caretakers describe her as shy and well-mannered. She can walk, get out of her bed, find her bed, and get in her bed on her own. She can drink water out of a bottle, grasp biscuits, and use a spoon to eat. She likes to play on her own with rattles and plush toys. Lyla also enjoys playing happily with another child in a crib adjacent to hers. She likes riding the wood horse and will even move the wood horse out to ride it on the playground. Lyla can play on the slide and can do simple morning exercises, along with the teacher. She will watch and listen to anyone talking to her and understands simple instructions, such as ‘put the trash into the trash can.’ She can say “ayi,” “jiejie,” and other simple words. Lyla is not potty trained. Lyla was born with down syndrome and polydactyl of the right thumb. It is clear that she has spent far too much time in a crib, which has led her to be more delayed than most children her age. Lyla needs a family who will get her out, meet her where she’s at, and get her access to the resources she needs to succeed!

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

Marco

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Feb 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 ***
Poor Marco never had his paperwork for adoption made ready until he was about 8 years old. Precious Marco is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and mild anemia. He gets around pretty well, he has determination, and he has a beautiful smile! CP is not degenerative and can improve with therapy. Marco is finally getting his chance!

At 6.5, Marco was receiving schooling in the special school of his orphanage. Under the patient direction of teachers, he can follow to count from 1-10, he knows in, out, left and right. His language development is fairly delayed and he cannot speak clearly. Marco can walk and he uses support to go up and downstairs. He can move his hands and feet slowly, but does not move too much. Now he can speak some simple poems, can sing some simple children’s songs, and knows some simple English words, but his intelligence development is delayed compared to his peers. Marco is cute and kind. He likes to play with other children and can get along well with other children. Marco likes listening to music and watching children’s programs. When he is happy, he will laugh sweetly. He is an adorable child and we all hope that he could have a happy and wonderful home soon!

Mark

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Visual impairment
Listed: Jan 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 ***
Mark is a sweet and loving child. He has had problems walking in the past but with leg splints, physical therapy and practice, he began to walk confidentially and even run a little bit! Mark’s favorite activity is to go for long walks outside and feel the sun on his face. He likes it when his nannies hand him leaves or flowers to feel. Mark is a sweet boy!

Mayson

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2018
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Mason has an infectious smile! Mason can walk and can go up and down stairs independently. He likes playing on the slide, riding the wood horse on the playground, and chasing and playing with other children. Mason can use a spoon to eat and a cup to drink water. He can put on and take off his own clothes and shoes. Mason is toilet trained and washes his hands after going. He can brush his teeth and wash his face every morning. Mason understands the teacher’s instructions and follows through. He likes to play with toys and read books with other children in the activity room. Mason is described by his caretakers as positive, active, mild-mannered, smiley and kind to others. He can speak, but not clearly. His clearest word is “ayi.” Mason likes to help his caretakers by sweeping the floor, cleaning the table, etc. Mason was born with down syndrome and esotropia.

Mason has good self care skills. He “is sad if you tell him no.” He doesn’t talk much, but does make simple noises and can say some simple words. He attends the special education school. He is a happy child. Mason helps his teacher clean up the classroom. His teacher enjoys him and reports he is a high functioning child.

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

Derek

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect (ASD, VSD)
Listed: Mar 2014
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Would you look at these glowing almond eyes!? Derek reminds me so much of Reece! Derek is diagnosed with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Derek is described as outgoing, extroverted, and active. He enjoys school and enters the classroom every morning with a smile as he greets the teacher and other children. He loves to help his teacher as well as the children who are not mobile. Derek enjoys sports and does well in running and kicking and passing the ball. He enjoys drawing, dancing, singing, and playing games. An orphanage project team visited with Derek last summer.

Visit THIS LINK for more info and VIDEO of Derek!

Delano

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 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 ***
My name is Delano, and I was born with Down syndrome, but that doesn’t slow me down! My caretakers say that I am bright and active, and that I love to help out other kiddos! There is even more information about me in my full file, so please ask to find out more about me!

Nannette

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Post-op congenital right cleft lip, right microphthalmia; scar hyperplasia post systemic inflammatorome. cicatricial alopecia; post inflammatory depigmentation macule; Malnutrition
Listed: Jan 2016
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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From her 2012 file- Nannette has normal body and intellectual development. At the age of 4 years, she can take care of herself, have a meal, go to toilet, read, and draw lines and scribble. She can walk and run. Nannette’s Language, personality and emotion development is delayed. She is introverted and not talkative. Usually when she communicates with adults, she can understand adults, but she responds less or responds in a low voice, we can’t hear clearly. When Nannette gets along with children, she is talkative and usually happy. In her diet, she has good appetite and good digestion; when it’s time for meal, she is anxious about, even loses her temper. In life, Nannette is an obedient child, and often willing to help the aunt to do something that she can do, such as putting away milk containers, taking diapers, picking up garbage and taking out the trash and so on. Now with her growing slowly, she can learn from imitating continuously, and learns more and more. Now she can draw lines and scribbles and sing children’s songs and so on.

Nelton

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Brain damage
Listed: Nov 2014
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Nelton underwent a comprehensive assessment and joined a special education program inside the institute. We have a specialized teacher that plans specific content for him to learn every day. Since he began the special education class, Nelton has greatly improved. He is very interested in learning mathematics, art, and music. Everything that he studies, he is able to really know. Now, Nelton has learned how to count from 1 – 20 and he can write Arabic numerals from 1 – 10. He has even learned how to sing children’s songs, dance, and draw. His passion is drawing. One time when he went to class with good behavior, the teacher rewarded him with a watercolor brush. After he returned to his room, he first showed it off to everyone, and then he started to paint on the wall a house, sun, clouds, grass, kittens…After a while, when he was finished with his “great composition,” even though he drew on the wall, we had no choice but to say Nelton’s painting is truly very good, and therefore the nannies still praise him. He is the “Little Artist” of the Children’s Department, but he never brags about it. He usually takes the initiative to teach the other children.

Nelton’s comprehension abilities, language organization abilities, and expression abilities are all very good. He is capable of understanding adults, and is even able to fluidly express his own opinions, and at times, he runs into differing opinions with the nannies. He will “argue strongly on just grounds” and he can even persuade the nannies. He also understands politeness. When he sees someone he will take the initiative to greet them, and when he sees someone off, he will say “good-bye.”

Nicholas

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: May 2016
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This boy can dance…no doubt about it! Meet Nicholas! No updates since 2009, so the agency asked for video and a report. He has been hiding his talent for a long time! Nicholas has Down syndrome and a CHD (mitral valve thickening – the cardiologist said to monitor him for any difficulty, but he has been fine according to the orphanage staff). Nicholas’ development has been good. He is outgoing, active, and loves to dance! He also loves to play outdoors. Nicholas has been waiting for a long time for a family of his own!

Daisie

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect
Listed: Jan 2017
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Daisy loves to dance and listen to music. She enjoys being her foster mom’s little helper and is very protective and helpful with her little foster sister. She is learning how to help in the kitchen by cutting vegetables, cooking and folding clothes. She watches the cartoon heroes on TV and imitates saving the world. She is noted to be very verbal and loves to be cuddled.

Gracie Lynne

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jun 2014
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Gracie Lynne is a precious little girl! She came to the orphanage when she was 10 months old (estimated age). Gracie Lynne has Down syndrome, and her motor skills are good. She can dress herself (including her shoes), and her other self care skills are good. Gracie Lynne loves to play with the other kids. During her physical exam, she was uncooperative for the eye exam and hearing tests (imagine that!). The doctor suggested she have a further hearing screening, which had not been done when her file was completed late February. There is no mention of any hearing issues in her Growth Report. Gracie Lynne is a sweetheart, and needs a family. Her favorite activity is cuddling with her nanny while watching TV. Who could resist that?

Grace

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Grace has been diagnosed with Postoperative ASD (CHD). Grace has recovered well after her operation from 2010.
Listed: Jan 2016
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Grace is outgoing, smiles often, and likes playing with other children. She is a beautiful girl and is curious about the outside world. When intrigued by new objects, she will carefully observe and explore them. She likes meeting new people, and gets along with other children her age. She is a very active 5 year old. She can run and jump, can feed herself and use the restroom by herself. She can take on and off her clothing independently. She understands the meaning of “no”, can call “father”, “mother”. She can say “one, two” “give” “want” “fetch.” She enjoys listening to music and singing loudly. Even though nobody can understand what she is singing and yelling, she is very happy and involved in it. Even though she does not like speaking, she is very smart and observant. Grace likes to help the aunt to do some housework, such as folding the quilts and picking up toys. When the caretakers are holding the young children and they drop their toys, Grace will take the initiative to retrieve the toys. When the aunts want to feed the babies, Grace will take the initiative to bring them a towel. Her favorite fruits are bananas and small tomatoes. She also likes desserts.

Sammy

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2013
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This cutie is Sammy. He has Down syndrome which has resulted in his development being just a bit behind his peers, but he is doing just fine. He loves to play with toys and listen to music….he will sing along when he is happy. When he meets someone for the first time he is initially shy, but quickly warms up and before long he considers them good friends. He had surgery last summer for an abdominal teratoma; no complications following surgery and no follow uptreatment is necessary according to the surgeon. This sweet little boy will be such a blessing for one special family.

Penelope

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
Listed: Nov 2012
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Penelope has been diagnosed as deaf. She is also post-operative for a PDA heart condition and has received treatment for cataracts, which do limit her vision. Penelope can visually perceive light and people moving around her.

Penelope came into care when she was about a year and a half old. She has good development of fine motor skills in that she could do the motions of grasping, holding, picking and putting things down as well as feeding herself. She has a strong sense of curiosity and experiences the world primarily by touch. We hope she can be adopted by a family who can provide her with the special education and care she needs.

Chad

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
post-operative cleft lip, cleft palate, and a sensitive special need
Listed: Oct 2015
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Chad looks like a real sweetie! Chad is diagnosed as having post-operative cleft lip, cleft palate, and a sensitive special need that can be shared privately. Chad is said to be a very adaptable child and it was reported that he has good gross motor skills. Due to his cleft palate, his speech is delayed. Chad likes fresh vegetables and fruit, sea food, meat, and eggs. He is an active boy and who likes outdoor activities and electronic toys that make sounds. Chad has normal intelligence and growth. His file is pretty bare and outdated so his agency has asked for an update for him.

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Chad’s adoption with the agency he is listed with. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions.

Porter

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
Deafness
Listed: Jan 2015
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Porter is 8 years old and deaf, but has no other health issues. He was abandoned when he was 4 years old. He lives in a foster family, where he is a good helper and playmate to his foster siblings. He is described as kind, sensible, and clever and everyone likes him. He attends kindergarten in the orphanage. His foster mother has taught him writing and drawing, and he can write his name and draw pictures. Porter takes care of himself (feeding, washing, dressing) and likes to help his foster mom with chores. He loves to learn and wants to do homework like his foster brothers do. He feels proud when he earns a “thumbs up.”

Rupert

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blind, Autistic Tendencies
Listed: Oct 2013
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Rupert is blind and participates in a program that provides high quality care and education for orphans who are blind or visually impaired. Every child has an individual education plan and the goal is to allow them to be independent and live life to the fullest. Rupert is a lovely little boy who has autistic tendencies and learning needs. He is in a primary school class for children with special needs where he gets lots of one-on-one time with his teachers and he has speech therapy classes where he has been making incredible progress. Rupert is a very active little boy who loves exploring his environment. Like most children, he can turn anything into a toy! He really enjoys meeting new people, and will often grab the hand of a visitor and twirl around, or pull an adult to the floor so he can climb all over them. He loves to be tickled and cuddled. He is also a good dancer and gets really excited whenever his Ayi puts on music. His little legs and feet move to the rhythm! Rupert prefers one on one contact, and has a hard time sitting still for activities. He is very active and prefers to run around and play. He enjoys being snuggled at night and read a children’s story before he goes to sleep. Rupert has a beautiful smile with adorable, mischievous dimples. Rupert’s current agency is offering a $5000 grant towards his adoption! He was recently recalled to his orphanage, so everyone would like him to find his family!

Ryland

Boy, Age: 16
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Oct 2015
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Update available from Jan 2019!

Handsome Ryland is diagnosed as having Congenital Heart Defect (CHD): transposition of the single atrium, single ventricle and great arteries with moderate stenosis of pulmonary artery.

UPDATE: During the last 6 months, Ryan has developed so well that he looks like a big brother. His speech ability is so well that he can communicate with others freely. He is happy to interact with the visitors in the orphanage, saying hello and taking part in the activities together. He is more mature and sensible than other kids, caring for other younger kids and giving a hand to his caretakers.

This part of his file was too sweet not to include: Ryland has been living in the welfare institute since he was young. He regards the welfare institute as his home. There is the common mom in the institute, as well as caretakers and children who are like brothers and sisters to him. The institute is like a big family- everyone lives together and studies happily. He does feel lonely here. If one day he is adopted, he will miss the kids and caretakers here. He will visit them if he has chance. Returning home is his dream. He is looking forward to his own dad and mom. If he can be adopted by foreigners, he will be very happy. He would like to be adopted. Ryland sounds like an amazing child! We are looking forward to what his update has to say about him and hope to find him a family who can expedite his adoption and get him home soon!

The agency which currently has Ryland’s file has a $5,000 grant available for his adoption.

Samantha

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2013
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Samantha is a beautiful little girl who is 6 years old. She came into care as an infant, and was found to have Down syndrome. Samantha’s motor skills are good, and she has the typical language delays. She is able to speak, but not always clearly. She has been healthy, and they report no issues with her heart. Samantha is an active little girl, who enjoys playing with toys. She loves to be held. Samantha likes to “look pretty” (there goes the clothes budget), and loves to imitate singing and dancing on the TV. This precious little one is waiting for a family of her own!

Sarai

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: Nov 2015
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Sarai is a young girl with a big, bright smile who is always eager to be a helper! She was born in March of 2008 and was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect for which she received surgery for in 2012. She’s extroverted and she gets along well with her peers in the orphanage. She isn’t a picky eater and has a healthy appetite. She loves being outdoors and her favorite thing to do is slide down the slide at the playground! According to her file, she has normal motor functioning—she can run, jump, and climb the stairs. She likes helping around the orphanage—for example, she’s quick to encourage her caregiver to sit down for a rest by grabbing her a stool, and she’ll clean up a spill if she sees one. She can understand what others are saying to her and can follow directions from caregivers. Our staff was able to meet with her in May of 2015 and during our visit, her caregivers reported that she can understand complex directions and communicate her needs using hand motions and body gestures. Although her file states that she has delayed language development, she can speak the word “mama” and other names. She has great self-care skills such as washing her hands, eating independently, and dressing herself. We have updated photos and videos from our trip of her during playtime for interested families!

Agency staff met with him in May 2015 and we have updated photos and videos for interested families! This current agency also has a $4000 grant available to families who qualify to assist with the cost of this adoption.

Selah Rose

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Epilepsy, Cerebral palsy
Listed: Mar 2015
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Adorable Selah Rose is diagnosed as having Cerebral palsy and Epilepsy (she takes phenobarbital for this). She is described as extroverted with an active personality. She is restless and likes taking part in activities with other children her age. Selah Rose can get along well with other children and can share toys with other children. She likes all kinds of toys and responds actively to new things and to strangers. It really mentions nothing in her file about CP other than the diagnosis. Selah Rose had an abnormal EEG (epilepsy) but was found to have no obvious abnormal signs found by a cranium CT scan.

Shaine

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Delayed intelligence; Bilateral esotropia; Left undescended testicle
Listed: Nov 2014
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Shaine entered the orphanage at about 6 months of age. Shaine is now 7 and can stand on one foot alone for 5 seconds, can do standing long jump, can jump off the floor with both feet, can walk with holding a cup full of water, can button or unbutton, and can put on and take off clothes without help. He can’t speak, but can understand the aunt’s instructions, or the words on the criticism and praise, can express “yes” by making sound of ah, en and heng. He is fond of playing games with children. He is a little introverted, sometimes a little obstinate, stubborn, has a ready smile, and is fond of listening to music, jumping, playing sports and playing the slide. This is one very cute little boy!

Sloan

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2013
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Sloan is a happy, laughing boy. He likes to run and play ball. He is close with his caregivers. He is very curious and likes to explore new things. He is very expressive, and loves to play with other children.

Boden

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2013
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Boden was found in front of a building when he was 3 years old. He is a healthy, active and lovely boy. Boden likes going to his school and participates in classroom activities. His teachers just love him!

Boden likes to crawl up his caretakers leg and into their laps. He will lean in for a snuggle. He is a great imitator and likes to imitate his caretakers cleaning up the room. This handsome little guy is just waiting for a family to scoop him up, snuggle and include him in their fun adventures!

Audrey

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and postoperative congenital heart disease
Listed: May 2016
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Audrey is a charming and happy 8 year old girl. She has great motor development and loves to sing and dance with others. She can count from 1-10, recognize differences, and perform daily tasks like dressing, eating, and bathing all by herself. Audrey is also able to communicate with simple dialogue and tell you her name and age.

Sonny

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
Post-op Cleft lip / Cleft palate, Deaf
Listed: Apr 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Sweet Sonny is post-operative cleft lip and palate and deaf. Sonny is generally a happy boy, but will cry when he feels wronged. The agency staff observed that he had good interaction with his caretaker. He attends a boarding school for deaf children. He likes doing math problems. Sonny is often bullied by a group of girls, but does not fight back. His caretakers say he shuts down when he is angry. His cleft lip and palate have been repaired. He has good physical and mental development. He can make sounds to communicate and is very independent. He is an affectionate and cuddly little guy!

Update 2019: Sonny is now 12-years-old! He is athletic and he loves to play sports – especially basketball! He is pretty good at table tennis, too. Sonny’s nannies say he is very outgoing and he makes friends easily. He is a polite young man and he will often help his nannies.

Sonny goes to school outside of his orphanage where he learns math, art, and science. He is focused and actively participates in his classes. Sonny is deaf but he has found ways to adapt. He knows sign language and he can also communicate by using body language. His nannies usually communicate with him by using body language or writing things down.