This page represents children from many countries. All of them have Down syndrome. Some of the orphanages allow multiple children to be adopted together. The majority of the children posted here can also be adopted by CANADIAN FAMILIES! Please inquire!

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Reece’s Rainbow, PO Box 146 Combined Locks WI 54113

*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!

Xavi

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jun 2020
$104.50
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!
New pics & videos from June 2020: Two new videos of this darling boy! Video, Video 2 Xavi is a beautiful baby boy! He is reported to be active and cute, and he loves playing with toys, especially in the children’s activity room in his orphanage. Xavi can sit stably, crawl, and stand while holding the railing of his crib, but his lower limbs lack strength. Xavi likes when his caretaker plays with him and he loves observing his caretaker when she is busying walking around doing things when he is sitting in his crib. He also likes to grab and play with the toys hanging on the bed rail. What a blessing this little angel will be to a family!

Xavi has a $1,000 agency grant for his adoption with his current adoption agency.

Ryder

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2020
$50.00
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!
Ryder is described as sunny, outgoing, and smiley. His videos from 2019 show him walking while holding onto something for support. Ryder knows when someone is calling his name, he can recognize people he knows, and he enjoys listening to music and playing outdoors. From a March 2019 update in his file: Ryder can stand with the support of an object, but he cannot stand by himself. He is learning to talk and can make “ba ba” sounds, but doesn’t make other sounds very well. His hearing has not been tested. He can hear people calling him. If someone calls his name from behind him, he knows to turn his head and look back.

Videos available!

Davi

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD – VSD & ASD
Listed: Aug 2018
$2,271.40
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!
New pics, videos & update from May 2020: Davi is an adorable little boy, born in August of 2017, who is described by his caretakers as active, energetic, curious, and smiley. Davi was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease- VSD and ASD. He was weak as an infant because of the CHD, but has since received surgery to repair the ASD and VSD. A lot of improvement was seen after surgery. Davi has good physical development and flexible limbs.

Davi likes listening to music, is curious about his toys, and enjoys watching cartoons, playing on ipads, and playing outdoors. Davi interacts well with familiar people. In fact, he loves spending time interacting with his caretaker more than anything else and will smile happily when teased. He loves to explore his surroundings and his favorite location is the kitchen. As of his most recent update, Davi was just starting to walk independently, but was unable to run or jump yet. He can speak baby words, express his likes and dislikes through his facial expressions, and recognize the faces of those he knows. We are loving Davi’s recent photos and videos- don’t miss them! Who will be the lucky family to bring this sweetheart home?

His current agency has a $1500 agency grant available for Davi’s adoption, and also requires that families interested in adopting him need an approved home study to apply.

Calvin

Boy, Age: 4
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2020
$108.90
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!
Calvin is very loved by his caretakers and he is a calm and sweet boy.

Update May 2020: Calvin can sit alone, crawl around the mats, and walk on the flat ground without falling down. He is quite active, crawling or walking on the mats, playing with his favorite toys. He shakes toys, passes them between his hands, and grabs the smaller toys as well. Occasionally, he speaks “Mama, Papa,” and wants to be held. When he wants to eat, he will speak “Mama.” When he talks with other kids of his age nearby, he will make a “midada” sound to express his friendliness. His uttering “a~a~o~o~” is used to attract attention, mainly with body language, such as reaching out his hands for a hug when seeing his favorite caretaker is nearby. When seeing strangers, he will cry.

He responds to his teachers and caretakers by coming up when they call his name. He understands simple instructions. For example, when the teacher say we go out to play, he will walk to the door and wait for his caretakers to help him change clothes and put on shoes. When the caretakers say that we were going to have dinner, he would take the towel out by himself and wait for his caretakers to deliver the meal. He prefers to be in a familiar environment with those he knows. When a stranger approaches and holds him, he will feel nervous and sometimes cry. When the stranger plays with him for a while, he will be willing to let the stranger hold him or play with him. Calvin loves music, imitates his teachers, and moves his body according to the music rhythm. He is happy to listen to the music. Calvin has two close friends; he likes his teachers and caretakers to play with him.

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Calvin’s adoption with his current adoption agency!

Vaughn

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2019
$1,293.00
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!
Update Oct 2019: Vaughn can understand some simple instructions, such as “come and drink milk,” “have a meal,” “blow with your mouth when the food is very hot,” “bring something to your Mom,” etc. He can also make some simple gestures, such as saying goodbye to auntie, giving a warm welcome, putting his two index fingers together and imitating a flying insect, and so on. Vaughn can crawl (with his belly on the ground and his hands crawling forward alternately) , and he can stand up when leaning on something (for a short time). He has been receiving rehabilitation training from a rehabilitation therapist. He can grasp toys and items. After the training, he will put toys back in their baskets under the guidance of his pre-school education teacher.

Vaughn is more interested in balls and toys that make sound. He plays with toys under the guidance of adults and has simple interaction with adults. He has a good personality. He gets along with his little friends. He seldom cries. He does not recognize strangers and likes to be held. He will reach out his hands, asking for hugs to those he is familiar with. In terms of food, Vaughn drink about 350ml of formula at each meal. Between two meals of formula, he eats half a small bowl of nutritional congee. He likes thick congee and smashed apples.

Solomon

Boy, Age: 4
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome & Congenital Heart Defect: His original heart defect was listed as PFO, but an ultrasound showed ASD and PDA.
Listed: Mar 2021
$328.00
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!
Solomon is an adorable little boy — an active little boy with a ready smile! He gets along well with others and likes to be close to people he is familiar with. At the time his file was prepared (November of 2019), Solomon could walk with his hands holding onto something for support. He was not yet speaking, but his favorite song was Little Apple. When music would play, he would shake his body. He has a good feel for the rhythm. His caretaker calls him “young master.” Every time he heard her call out “young master,” no matter how far away he was, he quickly crawled up to into her arms. Solomon has good eating habits and is not a picky-eater. He likes snacks and fruits the best. He also is said to have moderate sleep. Solomon is adored by his caretakers and we can completely see why! It is our hope Solomon will be adored by a loving family as soon as possible!

UPDATE Feb 2021:  Compared with other kids with Down syndrome his age in the orphanage, Solomon is clever and thoughtful with strong learning ability and imitation ability. In terms of self-care, he can take off his socks, put on socks and shoes under the caretaker’s guidance, cooperate with caretakers and brush teeth and put on clothes. Solomon learned to eat with a spoon within two days; In terms of cognition, Solomon knows the caretakers in his room and will imitate animals’ calls, etc In the aspect of emotional expression, when adults correct his improper behaviors, he will look at the caretaker innocently, showing grievances and sadness. He will feel sad when eating less or different from other kids’ bowls of food, and he will be happy immediately when eating the same as other kids.

Videos available!

Brecker

Boy, Age: 4
Region: Asia
Down syndrome and patent foramen ovale
Listed: Apr 2021
$144.00
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!
Brecker is an adorable and curious boy! At 10 months old he could turn over and grasp toys; he often bangs toys together. He loves to go into the garden to play in nature. Brecker enjoys being in the sun and likes to look around his outdoor surroundings.

Luca

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2018
$1,238.35
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!
It’s not every day we see babies this young made available for adoption! Luca is blessed to have a file and it is our hope that his family will see him soon so he can get home while he’s still quite young. Precious Luca loves his bottle of milk, napping, and being held by his caregivers. Luca can track objects or toys and loves to lay on his bed and kick his feet. Like most babies, he also enjoys sucking on his fingers.

Derrick

Boy, Age: 4
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2020
$25.00
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!
One and a half year old Derrick is a loving and cuddly boy. His file states that he can roll over on his own and lift his head when laying on his stomach. Derek enjoys touching his caretakers face and will laugh out loud.

There’s a $2000 grant available from Derrick’s current adoption agency, towards his adoption.

Memphis

Boy, Age: 4
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jun 2020
$1,279.50
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!
Memphis is a cute little boy, born in May of 2018 with Down syndrome, CHD- patent foramen ovale (PFO), deformity of both auricles, and hearing loss of the left ear. He likes to drink milk and he gets really happy when he sees the caretakers carrying milk bottles. Memphis can roll over and play with toys in his hands when lying on his stomach. Memphis can transfer a toy from his left hand to his right hand and he can crawl to look for his favorite toy. If the toys make sounds, he will get really excited! Memphis likes to take a bath. He is always in a good mood when bathing and loves to play with water. He will slap the water when bathing and, when his caretaker puts some body wash on his body, he always kicks his feet and smiles at her. Memphis loves listening to music too. When his caretaker plays music, he shakes his head and wiggles. It’s so cute! Memphis’ caretakers say that he is a lovely little boy and that they love him so much! We know Memphis’ forever family is out there and hope that they can get to him while he’s still a little guy!

Memphis has a $1,000 agency grant for his adoption with his current adoption agency.

Nolin

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Apr 2020
$33.25
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!
Two and a half year old Nolin is described as introverted, shy, and with a ready smile. His report from 2019 states that he can babble, imitate words, sit on his own, and stand with support. His file shows that he can express his needs through body language. Nolin is fond of listening to music, singing, and playing on a toy drum set. Nolin has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease.

Nolin has a $1500 agency specific grant from his current agency.

Remi

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Jul 2018
$1,308.00
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!
Remi is the cutest little guy, born in June of 2017 with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- PFO. At the time his file was prepared, he had motor delays. He slept a lot and was said to be very mild-mannered. He loves colorful toys and being held by his caretaker. His caretaker loves how precious he looks when he falls asleep in her arms. Remi could be home before his 2nd birthday and we pray he is!

His foster mother will do some PT for him each day. He can move around on the mattress by himself. He will crawl to you if you shake the rattle to attract him. He will try hard to reach it. He can roll over well. He can hold a bottle to feed himself; he eats well. He can grab things well. He can take off his socks quickly.

Mental: He has down syndrome so his mental ability is behind normal kids. He likes music and will dance when he hears music.

There’s a $2000 grant available for Maya’s adoption with her current agency.

Blayne

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2019
$1,263.00
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!
Blayne is described as active, extroverted, energetic, kind, and with a ready smile. According to his file, he can walk freely, participate in games and activities, has good imitating ability and can call for “mom”. His file states that he enjoys music, playing games with others, and loves cuddles with his caretaker. He can pick up small objects with his index finger and thumb, draw lines, play with blocks and put them away. Blayne has a good temper and can adapt to new environments well.

Sullivan

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy(HIE), and CHD (ASD and PFO)
Listed: Jul 2020
$1,490.02
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!
Sullivan is precious! He lived in the orphanage for about 4 months before being sent to live with a foster family. Sullivan eats soft foods and likes sweet foods. He doesn’t like rice and acidic food. Sullivan’s development is delayed and he weighs less than a child his age should. He needs a lot of help from his foster parents. Sullivan can roll over and he likes to stretch his hands out as a sign for his foster parents to cuddle him. Despite his delays, he is said to be clever. If he wants his needs met, Sullivan will makes sounds. If his foster parents respond to him, he stops making sounds. If his foster parents don’t respond to him, he continues making sounds. Sullivan can visually track moving objects, including his foster parents, and laughs when he is amused. He knows his name and turns to respond when called. His eyes are so bright and he keeps his eyes fixed on whoever is talking to him. Sullivan is hesitant of strangers, but likes to interact and play games with his foster family. Sullivan’s file is brand new, but the agency is requesting an update in the hopes of getting some video of him!

There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Sullivan’s adoption with his current adoption agency

Kase

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, hearing loss
Listed: Jul 2019
$1,222.50
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!
Kase is a sweet little boy. A hearing test showed a 80dB threshold of the left ear and a 90dB threshold of the right ear. Kase is also listed as having motor delays. Kase loves to smile at his nanny when he is happy and interact with people. When the nanny makes eye contact with him, Kase gives a shy smile. He can hold his own bottle and will cry loudly if someone takes it away and he’s not done or if he is still hungry, as if to say ‘I want more milk!’ Kase likes taking baths. He finds it quite fun to slap the water and is happy as can be playing in the bath. Kase likes shaking the toy rattles. It always makes him smile. Listening to light music and drinking a warm drink help him to fall asleep. Everyone adores Kase and hopes that he will find his forever family soon, while he is still young!

Quintin

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2020
$1,344.50
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!
Quintin is an adorable and active little boy. In December of 2017, he was moved into a foster family. He quickly grew very attached to his foster uncle. When he see his foster uncle, he will ask him for hug and kiss him! When the uncle takes him to play outdoors, he yells “yiya” happily. Quintin is afraid of strangers. If a stranger hugs him, he will cry loudly if he doesn’t see his foster mother or uncle right away.

Quintin’s file was prepared when he was one year and nine months of age. At that time, he could walk while holding onto an adult’s hand and could even take a few steps without holding on. He was saying one or two words at that time, such as “baba” or “ajie.” Quintin could be naughty at times. He liked throwing things, especially if it was something he didn’t know how to play with. He can understand adult’s simple instructions. His foster family was working on potty training him. They describe Quintin as sunny, busy, and smiley and say that he loves outdoor activities.

Jim

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect – PFO
Listed: Feb 2019
$1,268.00
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!
Jim is a precious little boy with the best smile! He has been hospitalized for pneumonia and a femoral fracture in the past. Jimmy’s motor development is delayed. As of October of 2018, he could not sit, crawl, or walk independently. He does like to roll over and play with his hands and feet. Jim cannot speak, but knows how to get the attention of his caregiver. He loves to cuddle and tease with his caregiver. Jim is cared for in the infant area with six other children his age. He gets up at 6:00, drinks a bottle of formula at 6:30, drinks water at 9:30, drinks another bottle of formula at 11:00, naps from 12:00-14:00, drinks water at 14:10, takes a bath at 15:00, drinks another bottle of formula at 18:30, and goes to bed at 19:30. He takes a tub bath 3 times every week in spring and autumn, twice per week in the winter, and once per day in the summer. Jimmy loves playing with baby toys and spending time outdoors in the sunshine. Jimmy really needs a family that can pour love into him and help him get the resources he needs to continue to develop.

Houston

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2017
$122.50
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!
May 2020 Written Update: His cognitive abilities are slower compared to typical children, but he has not other health issues. He is not yet potty trained, yet he is working on it. Houston has a lively personality! He can crawl and walk with assistance. He can grab small things with his hands. He is attached to his foster parents; the foster family likes him very much. Houston has delayed language; he doesn’t speak yet. He will grunt and point to something that he wants. He can understand simple instructions such as to pick something up. He likes to watch TV and play with cars.

Houston is a precious and smiley little guy! Houston can roll over, sit alone steadily, and crawl. He can stand with his hands held and he can change position easily, including going from a kneeling to sitting position. When there are toys beyond him, he crawls to reach them. Houston likes colorful toys and balls. He likes to bounce balls and bang two toys together to make sounds. Houston loves a lively environment and will crawl to a place with many children and sit down to observe the caretaker and children’s activities. He knows how to grab his favorite toy and how to throw the toy he dislikes away from him. Houston also enjoys interacting with the caretaker and playing peek-a-boo with her. He knows some simple instructions, such as “Come here,” “Have a meal,” and “Clap your hands.” Houston will crawl to the caretaker quickly and imitate putting a phone to his ear. He is curious about new toys and familiar with his own name. He turns when called and will respond to the caretaker’s facial expressions. When the weather is good, the caretakers take him to play outdoors. Houston has a good appetite and knows how to use a spoon. He can chew and swallow and can eat biscuits without help. Houston is a good sleeper too. We hope a family will come forward for precious Houston while he is still so young!

Henry

Boy, Age: 4
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2020
$1,086.50
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!
Update from May 2019: At the age of 11 months, Henry enjoyed playing on the cushion, turning around, making a circle. He was reaching for toys and is most happy when a caretaker is playing with him. He likes to play with his hands and play with toys that make noise. He is described as a lovely boy who likes playing in the water during bathtime!

Torin

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)
Listed: Jan 2020
$65.00
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!
Torin is an outgoing, smiley, and curious little boy who likes when his caretaker cuddles and talks to him. Torin has made a lot of gains since he came into care. At the time his file was prepared, he could roll over and sit with assistance. When a toy is put in front of him, Torin is able to stretch his hand to touch it, grab it, and shake it. He loves moving along to the rhythm of the music. When his caretaker is chatting with him, Torin will gaze at her firmly with both eyes and laugh to respond, as if he can understand the words said to him. Torin also has adorable dimples when he smiles and laughs! Torin was born with Down syndrome and congenital heart defects- ASD, VSD, and PDA. In June of 2018, Torin had surgery to repair his VSD and ASD, along with ligation of PDA. It is our hope that Torin finds his family as soon as possible so they don’t miss out on much more!

There is a $1,000 agency grant with his current adoption agency.

Willes

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, low birth weight
Listed: Feb 2019
$1,223.00
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!
Willes is a quiet and loving baby boy who is 1 year and 5 months old. Willes was found abandoned when he was one month old and now lives in an orphanage in a large Asian country. His last report was from December 2017, when he was six months old. At that time, Willes had great head control, was able to distinguish between familiar adults and strangers, would visually follow moving objects and could locate the direction of someone’s voice. Willes loves his caretakers and they care for him in return; we are told that his favorite place to be is in the arms of his caretaker. Because of this, we know that Willes would love to have a mother of his own to love and care for him.

Could your family be the one that Willes has been waiting for?

York

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome, exotropia
Listed: May 2018
$1,538.95
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!
York is a joyful baby who loves to be tickled! He eats and sleeps well, and knows his name and turns when he is called. He is diagnosed with Down syndrome, as well as exotropia, and his development is delayed. At four months old, York could track moving objects and turn to familiar people. Within a couple months he grew much stronger, though he didn’t like to practice sitting up! He could be held up, and was able to kick his legs and pat with his hands. By nine months he could sit stably on his own, and since turning one year old he can now roll over and crawl. He is able to grasp nearby toys, and is especially interested when he sees a new toy! In November 2017, he joined a foster family in order to get more attentive care, but York truly needs a permanent family to ensure he gets the care he needs!

York’s current agency has a $4000 grant, available to families who qualify, to assist with the cost of this adoption.

Brent

Boy, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome; mild tricuspid regurgitation
Listed: Feb 2021
$25.00
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!
Brent is described as a shy, smiley, and joyous boy! His file states that he likes music and playing with his rattle drum. Brent can crawl and has good dexterity. He can pick up tiny objects with his index finger and thumb.