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.

Amelia

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Tuberos Sclerosis — Congenital Bourneville-Pringle Syndrome
Listed: Apr 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 ***
Amelia likes to dance, listen to stories, read picture books, and play hide-and-seek. She came into care around 8 months of age and was sponsored by Half the Sky Foundation’s nurturing program for infants. At 9 months, she could sit steadily alone for a few minutes, grab her feet with her hands, and hold her hands up to be held. At one year of age, she could hold toys and stand when leaning on objects. She enjoyed sitting and rocking on the wooden horse. At 15 months, she was more outgoing and could stand for a long time when holding onto a support. She could grasp toys nearby and she could walk slowly with assistance. When it was time to take a nap, she would shake her head “no.” She could pick up objects with her thumb and index fingers.

Her condition became more serious in 2009, and we hope to see her come home soon so that she can receive the best medical treatment for her condition. Her caregivers exercise her daily to improve her symptoms, and say that “she has already taken the first step in life and will do better in the future.”

Aleah

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebal 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 ***
Aleah receives education in the special class in the orphanage. In the class, she can follow the class rules, has fairly good cognition capability and acceptance. Because she has difficulty controlling her hand muscle, she can’t hold a pen well. She can finish the homework well. If given a picture, she can color according to the requirements and also can draw the regular lines. Usually she likes to watch other children playing quietly or watch TV. She is quiet and smart and never has any problems.

Kaelin

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Congenital Heart Disease (VSD)
Listed: Nov 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 ***
Kaelin is a handsome boy with an outgoing personality! He came into care as a baby. Kaelin has a CHD (VSD) that had not been repaired as of 2014. He has been with a foster family since 2008, and has been well cared for since that time. He is close to his foster brother and sister, and enjoys playing games with them. He likes to read, and gets along well with his classmates. Kaelin is a bright boy who is active, obedient, and very social! He is waiting for a family of his own. Kaelin is a great kid, loved by those who know him, and will certainly be a wonderful addition to your family!

Julia

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Aug 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 ***
Julia was born with Down syndrome and was abandoned when she was only three months old. Julia is learning to read, write and count, and her speech is well developed. Julia is a performer and loves to dance and sing! She is potty-trained and likes to help take care of younger children. She is small for her age, which is common for children with DS. She was just precious. She recited a poem for us along with hand gestures, which we captured on video.

Joshua

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2020
$241.65
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!
Joshua is such a handsome fellow with a bright smile. Those close to him say he is a lovely boy, very polite and keen to learn and be more independent. Joshua has seen several of his friends adopted, and has asked repeatedly of staff when he will have a forever family. He understands what adoption means and longs for a family of his own.

In ICC’s care, Joshua has grown in confidence and ability. He is member of the Conductive Education group where he receives education and therapy to help him develop his abilities. Joshua has good communication skills, and expresses his opinions and wishes with his teachers, carers, therapists and friends. He enjoys learning, and is an active member of his education and therapy classes. He would benefit from speech and language therapy to help understand the cause of his “hoarse” voice.

Joshua has lots of learning potential, and really enjoys going to daily classes. He is able to concentrate during class, ask questions and respond appropriately. His education is behind due to his delayed opportunity to receive education. Joshua recognizes colors, animals and 40 characters. He can count and recognize numbers, and do simple math.

Joshua uses a wheelchair, and can move himself independently from chair to bed or bathroom without help. He manages to get himself around in the wheelchair including a daily 30 minute trip to school! He is able to pull himself up to stand at a table, and can sit unsupported on a stool. He does have some high muscle tone which affects his legs and arms. His hands are affected by the CP, but he is able to feed himself, brush his own teeth and do puzzles. He can also dress himself independently.

Jinger

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Abnormality of the head, hyperdactylia (extra digit) of left hand and left foot
Listed: Feb 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 ***
UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2015: “A friend and I met her in September. She has a syndrome of some sort with a facial deformity and extra fingers and toes (6 on each). It doesn’t appear to affect her beyond the visual standpoint. Her hearing and vision are normal. She attends a public special education school where she is in the 3rd grade. Her favorite subject is art. Aspen loves vegetables, but is allergic to seafood. She loves to jump rope and play with balls. Her favorite color is pink. The orphanage staff described her as shy, kind, friendly to other children, helpful, and obedient. She likes to play with others and is very kind to everyone. Jinger speaks clearly and can communicate just fine, though she was very shy and scared when she first met us. By the time we left, she was more comfortable and full of smiles. She enjoys singing, dancing, playing outside, and helping the nannies. Jinger is a lovely and active girl. She likes listening to music and happy tone could make her happy.

She likes to play house and could imitate putting on clothes for the dolls, feeding and dressing the dolls. She is a girl who likes beauty. She is happy when praised as a beautiful girl. Jinger likes playing games with other children. Sometimes she would help the others to put on socks or shoes. The others are happy to play with her. Jinger is polite and would greet initially with the smile on her face.

Except hyperdactylia (of left hand and left foot) and abnormity of the head she seldom gets sick except occasional cold, but she could recover soon after treatment. She is considerate and we hope that she could blossom like a flower and be happy every day.”

Jiminy

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 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 ***
Jiminy is a sweet boy who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. He is a very independent little boy who is doing well. Sometimes he will need to be reminded to go potty but other than that he can do everything all by himself! Jiminy can run, jump, go up and down stairs, and he likes to pinch things. Jimmy loves to eat! His favorite foods are rice, noodles, and fruits. He is now in kindergarten where he is active and outgoing. Jiminy can understand what people say but he does not know how to use big words. Jiminy can usually use words like, ba, ma, hao, yao etc. Jiminy lives with a foster family who lets him listen to lots of music. He loves trying to sing along!

Hedda

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
metabolic condition – Guillain Barre Syndrome
Listed: Mar 2020
$81.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
In April of 2021, Hedda will age out and become ineligible to be adopted by an international family. Let’s make this the last year she lives in an orphanage. Could your family be hers?

Hedda is currently enrolled in elementary school. Hedda is described as outgoing. She loves playing with other children, enjoys all foods, and is a good singer and dancer. She performs at an annual show within the orphanage. She is attached to a caregiver, but also looking forward to being adopted. She has great self-care skills, tidy with with her belongings and able to pull her hair into a ponytail. Hedda has a (GSD) and there are no developmental concerns with her.

Eligible families may qualify for a grant through a specific adoption agency and Brittany’s Hope Foundation, in addition to a $12,500 Child Specific Grant (exp 6/1/2020). These grants are not offered by or ensured by Reece’s Rainbow.

Hayden

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 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 ***
Hayden is a favorite of his nannies, and very loved! He was born with Down syndrome, and previously diagnosed with a heart condition that appears to have healed on its own. Hayden knows simple words, and can combine them to communicate his needs. He’s considered a leader of the other kids in his class; he follows directions well and wants the other kids to do the same. He’s a pleasant, easy going child, and nannies say he is very affectionate. Hayden can go up and down stairs on his own, and put on his clothes and shoes himself.

Halden

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Congenital meningocele
Listed: Nov 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 ***
Halden really loves car toys that make sounds. Every time he picks out a toy, he will first take a big car, run wildly all around the room, and laugh happily! He is able to speak a lot and his ability to take care of himself is very strong. Before he goes to bed, he will take his clothes and neatly fold them in a pile. He will share his toys and food with other children. He is very sensible. When other children feel wronged, he will take the initiative to run to the other children, comfort them and say: “No problem, don’t be afraid!”

In his early education classes, he has completed many craft projects. He can paste simple pictures and color in animal coloring books. After class, he will tidy up his own learning materials. He is also very intelligent and can recite “student rules, three character words” etc., as well as children’s songs.

Timmy

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy and developmental delay
Listed: Sep 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 ***
This little sweetheart is described as active, outgoing, and fairly restless. He gets along well with others in his orphanage but is closest to his caretakers. He loves to sing, play with blocks, and eat apples and eggs! Timmy has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is noted to have intellectual delays, but just look at that sweet smile! And with all of his energy and personality, he does not seem like the type to back away from the challenges that his diagnosis may bring! There is a video of him waving goodbye and blowing a kiss. Are you the family that will catch his kiss?

Tobias

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Delayed mental development
Listed: Sep 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 ***
Sweet Tobias was found abandoned at the approximate age of six. SIX..can you even imagine? Tobias has only been in the care of this orphanage for about a year and he recently turned seven years old. At the time he came into care, he was not communicating with anyone, was not potty trained, and had trouble dressing and undressing himself. Most likely a part of that had to do with his profound sadness of losing his family at that age. With the help of his caretakers, now he can look at books, use a spoon to eat independently, can tell the teacher when he needs to go to the bathroom, and he can cooperate with people when they help him get dressed. He sometimes likes to play with other children and he is currently receiving language rehabilitation. Tobias was sent to live in a foster family but attends the school in the orphanage during the daytime hours, where he plays games with the other children and the teacher.Tobias is introverted, but has a ready smile. He does not like to communicate with people. He can complete some simple instructions given by the teacher. He has no facial expression or reaction to strangers. A potential family should be open to speech and language delays. It’s hard to know how much of his needs are true needs versus issues from being abandoned at six at this point. What this child needs most is a family who is open to some unknowns and one who will love him unconditionally for who he is and what he can do!

Tobin

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2012
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
At the age of 3 years: he could sit steadily, sit up from supine position then stand up when holding onto handrails. He could practice horizontally walking quite well while holding onto handrails and even step on one bar. He could take step with one hand held, switch a toy between hands, and pick up small pills with thumbs and index fingers. He could take off clothes with both hands. He could cover his face with clothes and towel to play peekaboo with an adult. He could follow guide to watch the objects an adult points to. He could repeat one motion from adults, take out food from a pocket, understand simple words, and play with other children in the playroom of the kindergarten. He could be cooperative with putting on clothes. He knows the motions of welcoming and goodbye and the game of pinching fingers. When being cuddled by an adult, he could automatically kiss him or her. He could eat all kinds of food. He is shy when being called his name and covers his face with both hands. He likes playing balls, finger game. He is extroverted.

Warner

Boy, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Limb differences
Limb differences-hands and feet deformity
Listed: Nov 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 ***
Warner is diagnosed with deformity of hands and feet. He has one toe on each foot and one finger on each hand, but he does not let that stop him from doing anything…he’s one amazing and resilient kid!

Warner’s file is outdated, so his current agency is trying to get an update. From his Oct. 2011 file: Warner has good common sense and can sing songs he sees on TV. He takes his quilt and goes to bed when the caretaker tells him to. He can play and eat with his hand holding the toy or bottle just like any other child, even if the toy is small. His intelligence and language development are normal. Warner likes imitating the grown-ups’ behaviors and he is curious about everything. Warner is described as a lovely character and as optimistic. He is an intelligent child who has great ability to learn new things and he is happy to play with others. His favorite thing to do was play in the ball pit. Look at all the things Warner can do! He is not going to let anything get in his way or stop him. Will you be the lucky family who makes Warner your son?

Winnie

Girl, Age: 14
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, post-operative cleft palate, dysplasia on the right eye, cerebral palsy
Listed: Oct 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 ***
When Winnie was 2 years old she began receiving rehabilitation training to help with her delays. By the age of 4 she could walk with the help of orthopedic shoes, and when she was 5 she had a cleft palate repair from which she recovered well. She was imitating words and her clarity and articulation improved. She was said to be active and very fond of music.

Winnie can now walk freely, dance and sing! She can feed and dress herself, reads poems, understands her teacher’s instructions and likes to communicate and play with her peers. She is described as an outgoing and cute girl who enjoys playing with plush toys.

Additional photos and video available. A specific agency has a grant to cover all of Winnie’s placing agency adoption fees.

Zander

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2017
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Zander is a cutie; he has been going to school inside the orphanage. He has been working hard in physical therapy and has improved his balance significantly. He is able to run and jump now. Zander can hold a pen to draw on the writing board and he can do some fine motor activities, such as beading, holding small objects, etc. Zander can eat food without help and he can put on and take off his shoes independently. He is cooperative with dressing, as he does need some help. Zander’s language and cognition are significantly delayed. He is much more like a 3-4 year old in that aspect. Zander is described by his caretakers as cute and they say he gets along well with the other children in his class. Zander likes to go to class, participate in activities, and play games with other children. Zander needs a loving and supportive family who can give him more direction, encouragement, and services he needs to continue to progress.

Marin

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Epilepsy and general idiopathic syndrome
Listed: Jan 2020
$63.50
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!