This page represents children from many countries; and all of them have Down syndrome.  The majority of the children posted here can also be adopted by CANADIAN FAMILIES! Please inquire!

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Alfie

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, polydactylism of left hand
Listed: Mar 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 ***

Hugh

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2015
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Little Hugh’s nannies say he is just about on target developmentally. Hugh’s potential can be unlimited, if only he can have a family to love him. Can your family be the lucky one for Hugh?

Jojo

Boy, Age: 10
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 ***
Jojo is a cute little guy! He can sit, but is quite delayed developmentally. He likes to suck his fingers and play with toy rattles and stuffed animals. He drinks water from a bottle. Jojo will look at someone speaking to him and will grasp their hand and play. He laughs happily when you hold his hands and play with him. Jojo sometimes babbles. He sits well when being fed and cooperates when having his diaper changed. He really needs a family that can meet him where he’s at and help him grow and develop with the love, good nutrition, therapies, and resources a forever family can provide.

$5000 is available as a grant from Jojo’s current adoption agency.

Josh Finley

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 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 ***
Josh is adorable! Josh loves to listen to music and can turn over on his own. He is also great at crawling like a champ and can say a few words! He has 2 great big dimples when he smiles, and he smiles often! Josh is active, and loves to play games with his caretakers, adjusted well to them and is developing well! In an update from the beginning of December, Josh had great eye contact and was very curious. He is starting to talk, recognizes his name, and loves chocolate and dumplings (what a combo!)

Tad

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
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 ***
Handsome Tad didn’t come into care until he was three years old. Sweet Tad gets up at 6:30 am, naps from 1:00-2:00 pm, and goes to bed at 10:00 pm. He has lessons in the playroom to study simple Chinese characters and numbers, as well as to sing songs from 9:00 am-11:00 am and then again from 2:30 pm- 4:30 pm. Tad is not a picky eater and he likes to try all kinds of food. He has a very big appetite and is a good sleeper. Tad likes cartoons and toys with bright colors. Tad is pretty quiet in general and likes to play alone, but will play with other children too. Tad is obedient and likes to learn about things he is interested in. He likes to look at books and scribble too. Though Tad rarely talks, he does understand simple words and is able to do simple things he is told to do, such as putting away toys. Tad needs a loving and patient family to help put a big smile back on that sweet face!

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Tad’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Skip

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
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 ***
Skip is an adorable 3 year old boy! Skip has a ready smile and with the support of the caretakers is making great progress. Skip is now able to sit in a chair on his own and crawl on his hands and knees. He enjoys group activities and gets along well with others. Skip can reach for toys he likes and can put blocks into cups and take them back out. Darling Skip is waiting for his forever family.

Ronen

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 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 ***
Would you look at the smile on this little guy? Ronen is such a happy kiddo! When you talk with Ronen’s nannies about him, they cannot help but boast about how much progress he has made! They say his learning abilities in particular have made astonishing progress! When he gets back from school he will immediately grab a book off the bookshelf and sit quietly to look at it. He is full of curiosity and is fascinated by everything he sees!

Ronen has made great progress with his motor abilities, too. He can walk alone steadily and run, and he is learning to feed himself (though he still needs a little help with that!) In terms of his language ability, Ronen’s nannies believe he has a strong desire to speak. He cannot say any words yet, but he will imitate the shape of the nanny’s mouth when she speaks. He can understand most of what is said to him and can follow instructions. Ronen gets a cold from time to time, but his general health is very good. He has not been found to have a heart condition. Could you be Ronen’s forever family?

Several additional photos & videos available!

Ronen has a $1500 grant available from the agency who currently holds his file.

Peeta

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD (ASD)
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 ***
Update Oct 2019: Physical and intellectual aspects: Peeta has Down syndrome with good health and normal limbs that can move freely. He cannot eat large or hard food, but soft and chopped food. His physical strength is not good, since he tends to be fatigued after he completes some sports. His fine motor skills and cognition are poor, since he cannot recognize those daily necessities. In November of 2018, he was sent to the hospital for disability assessment and was assessed as Grade II intellectual disability.

His speech is so so, since he cannot speak yet, but he has a tendency to speak and utters relatively clear single tones, such as yi, yeh, ah. His self-care ability is so so. He eats with a small spoon and drinks water with a cup. He needs assistance in the shower, going to the toilet, and putting on clothes. In class, he is active and highly motivated, but his attention is not focused and sometimes he is out of control and runs out of his seat without approval and does not listen to the teacher’s instructions. He prefers music, dance, and games, but is not enthusiastic in physical education class, since he is easy to tire and weak in playing sports. He does well in self-training class- basically follows the teacher’s instructions to complete the training. His teachers and classmates all like him a lot, due to his active and outgoing personality and his big smile that he wears all the time. He never fights with others.

Lorne

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 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 ***
Lorne is a quiet, observant little boy who preferred to stay on his caregivers lap rather than play with us, but once we got the little music toy out he was much more willing to come to us. Lorne wasn’t quite walking when we (agency staff) saw him in October, but he took steps if you held his little hands. He follows simple commands and loves toys that make sounds.

His file describes him as a well behaved lovely boy. Could this little sweetheart be your son?

Parker John

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
DS/CHD (post surgery)
Listed: May 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 ***
This child has part of their grant donated by RODS Racing!
To accept this child’s grant, a family would also need to agree to share their contact information with RODS Racing.
Update from January 2021:  Parker John is well-behaved, follows directions, and fearless.  He gets along well with children and adults in his orphanage.

Wanted: family who loves to laugh, play together, and has room for one more! Parker is looking for you! This handsome guy is 4 years old, and waiting. Parker has Down syndrome with the typical delays. He is very outgoing, loves to play, loves musical toys, and is very sweet. He had surgery in 2014 for a heart issue (PDA) and recovered well. His file states he has an ectopic kidney on the right side. This means the kidney sits in an abnormal position. In most cases, this causes no issues at all, but there is a chance it can lead to later kidney stones or infection. He has had no issues with this to date. Parker needs a family who will love him, and be by his side as he grows and learns.

Noah

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Jan 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 ***
This child has part of their grant donated by RODS Racing!
To accept this child’s grant, a family would also need to agree to share their contact information with RODS Racing.
Noah is a happy and active little boy! Noah was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition, which he had surgery for shortly after arriving at his orphanage. The surgery was successful, and he made a lot of progress as he recovered! Noah loves to roll around on the play mats and play with his toys! He will often hold a ball in his hands and study it while he plays.

Update August 2020:  Noah is an active participant in the daily circle time in his family and attends the in-house kindergarten classes most days of the week. His favorite activities at kindergarten are cooking, music and learning about animals. He loves playing with instruments such as the keyboard, xylophone and tambourine. He at times has difficulty with focus, but can be totally immersed when playing with his favorite toys.

Noah enjoys playing outside particularly ball games, going to the playground, swimming and splashing in the pool. He also likes to dance! He has a good memory and is able to learn different action songs. Noah is a charming little boy who enjoys making funny faces and communicating with others. Noah interacts well with people and is comfortable with his caregivers and brothers. He is able to use single words like “baba” and “mama” to communicate.

Noah is continuing to develop new self-care skills. He is not yet toilet trained, however, is able to feed himself independently with a spoon. With some help from a caregiver, he is able to brush his teeth and wash his face and hands. Noah is a sweet natured, active little boy who likes to explore the world around him. His cheerful nature brings so much joy to all who know and love him.

Zack

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 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 ***
Zack is a tiny guy! He came into care when he was less than a month old. He has normal vision and hearing, normal heart and lungs, and normal mental development.

Ishmael

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 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 ***
Ishmael is a quiet, well-behaved little boy who loves to play outside. He can stand for a long time with his hands holding something for support, feed himself with his fingers, and he imitates simple words. He wraps his arms around his caregiver’s neck as they move around the room. Ishmael is described as a sweet boy who gets along well with other children.

Andrew

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 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 ***
Andrew enjoys playing with kitchen toys or popping bubbles. Andrew is a sweet boy who never passes up a chance to sit in your lap and play. He is a good babbler and can mimic some sounds.

Andrew’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to qualifying families.

Tadd

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and strabismus
Listed: Apr 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 ***
This precious peanut is Tadd! Tadd has Down syndrome and he may need glasses once home due to having strabismus or a lazy eye. He cannot talk, but he can makes sounds. He is very happy when listening to and dancing to music. He understands the caretaker’s words, such as “good boy” and “so cute” and he can smile at the caretaker when hearing such words. Tadd has a ready smile and is an energetic and active baby. He wants to be the first to eat- if the caretaker feeds others first, he will cry loudly. Tadd likes to imitate and will sometimes imitate a singing and dancing show on TV. He cannot walk independently yet, but he can walk around his a walker. He likes to play with the other children and with all kinds of toys. Sometimes he will sit quietly and watch the caretaker, but his favorite thing to do is to play peek-a-boo with the caretakers. His caretakers all like him very much!

5/18/2015 update: Tadd cannot talk yet. He is a happy child. When the nanny takes him for a bath or plays with him, he smiles a lot. Tadd can stand up by holding the crib rail. He can crawl to catch toys. He can move around in the walker. When eating, Tadd will move to the nanny for food in a walker.

Rubin

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect
Listed: May 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 ***
Precious Rubin is diagnosed as having down syndrome and CHD- ASD. At the age of 1 year, after receiving rehabilitation treatment, Rubin could go from lying on his stomach to sitting without help. He could also crawl at that time. As of January 2015, he was babbling and could move a toy from one hand to another. Rubin knows his name and reacts when he is called. He likes to giggle when he is playing or when he is happy. Rubin is described as active and lovely. He loves to cuddle and snuggle with his caretakers. He likes to play with other children and listen to and wave his hands happily to music. Could you be the lucky family who gets to snuggle and cuddle with this cutie?

Romeo

Boy, Age: 10
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 ***
Romeo is an energetic, outgoing little boy. He was abandoned approximately a year after he was born and was diagnosed with Down syndrome upon admission to the orphanage. When he was about a year old, he was not able to walk and slowly adjusted to his new environment. He cried less often as he became more familiar with his caregivers. Our most recent update from April, 2015 indicates that he can crawl around, stand with assistance, and even walk around in a walker! Caregivers have reported that he can sometimes be naughty and walk around in his walker to open cabinets and pull out clothes. He can understand what adults say to him, respond to simple requests asking for objects, and wave goodbye. He can now say “mom” and his caregivers are continuing to improve his speech. He loves to play with his toys, listen to music, and play with other children. His favorite game is hide and seek! His motor abilities continue to improve to where he is able to pick up small objects with his hands and hold a pen to scribble. He sleeps well at night and has a good appetite.

From his current agency: There is a $4000 grant available to families who qualify to assist with the cost of this adoption. In addition, the application fee and pre-approval deposit have been waived for this child.

Ennis

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, hernia
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 ***
Ennis is a very handsome little guy! When he was brought to the orphanage, at about 8 months of age, he was very ill with pneumonia. They found he has Down syndrome, and a hernia, which has not been repaired. Ennis lives with a foster mother, who loves him very much. His overall development is a bit delayed, which is to be expected. He is able to stand with just a little assistance, and will surely be walking in the next few months. Ennis has good fine motor skills. He loves to be outdoors, and loves his foster mama! He is imitating words, and his receptive speech is typical for a 2 year old…he hears what he wants to hear. Ennis needs a family of his own, who will help him reach his full potential. What a sweet son he will be! Video is available.

George

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, deformity of fingers, CHD (post-op)
Listed: Aug 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 ***
George has a good spirit! Handsome George is an adaptable little boy who is content playing on his own. He loves attention and is happiest when his nannies are meeting his needs. As a toddler, George loved to crawl up to the mirror and loved to smile at his reflection. While he is behind on hitting his developmental milestones, he is making steady progress. Imagine the progress he could make under the loving care and special services a family provide! Wide Horizons has requested updated information on George, and we are looking forward to learning about the progress he has made.

Are you ready to be charmed by George?

Link

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 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 ***
Link has Down syndrome. He has great eye contact and can reach for things. Link likes to look at the colorful pictures and colorful toys. He can change from prone to supine position, and can keep his arms straight for a while, and can grasp toys for a while. He has good living habits. Link is lovely and close to nurturer mom. Link can raise his head if lying on his abdomen, can search for sound source, can track moving toys. He likes music, eating, plush toys and balls. From agency staff who met and interacted with Lincoln in September- “He is so sweet! He kept looking into my eyes and just melted my heart!”

Kullen

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome; esotropia of both eyes
Listed: Mar 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 ***

Griffin #

Boy, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2023
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Griffin is physically healthy and doing very well developmentally. He speaks in sentences and, despite some articulation issues, can communicate his wants and needs clearly. He is toilet trained and performs other self-care tasks such as brushing his teeth and dressing. His gross motor skills are well-developed. He walks, runs, climbs, etc. His fine motor skills are also developing. He holds a pencil and can draw lines, circles and some simple objects. He actively participates in games and other activities with other children. He enjoys playing outside: swinging on the swing, playing in the sand box, and playing group games with other children. He plays with toys: stacks blocks, looks at books, paints, etc. He is receiving special education services and therapy services at a community program.

James

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 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 ***
Isn’t James darling? A report from December 2014 says: At the age of 13-16 months, James can sit alone for a while, can make “aa oo” sounds, knows strangers and acquaintances, can roll over, knows his name, can show afraid and angry, can play by himself, the child can play with toys (toy piano and etc) with aunts, and can stand up with hand held. When James is happy he will laugh aloud. At 17 months, James could pronounce simple words, and has a ready smile. He has a good physical state.

Spencer

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, possible hearing loss (does respond to sound)
Listed: Jan 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 ***
Spencer is an adorable little guy who is 17 months old. He came into care when he was about 5 months old, malnourished and weak. Spencer was found to have Down syndrome, and after a few months in the orphanage, he was placed with a foster family. When he was 11 months old, he weighed 13.7 pounds. Spencer has the expected delays that can accompany Down syndrome. His malnutrition may have set him back a bit more. Spencer may have some degree of hearing loss, however he does respond to sound and was babbling when he was 11 months old. He likes toys with sound, and enjoys music. Spencer is a sweet baby boy, who needs a family, and therapies to help him grow and develop.

Hector

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 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 ***
Hector has Down syndrome. He can walk, jump and go up and down the stairs. He can say “baba” and “mama”, and he likes to imitate. He can put on his shoes and socks and wash his hands without help. Hector likes playing with the other children and especially enjoys playing outside.

Paulie

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 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 ***
Paulie is doing his best to grow in all aspects of his life. Paulie can sit up for a few minutes and he is learning transitional movements from sitting to crawling, moving forward on his stomach and using his arms and legs (one of the steps towards crawling). Paulie doesn’t talk yet, but is headed in that direction. He makes recognizable sounds to communicate. These include clicking his tongue to show happiness. This is a new sound of self-expression to communicate and we are excited because it is an effort he makes towards speech! He does not speak words at this time, but he is using more vocal sounds to express joy or unhappiness. Paulie’s fine motor skills are satisfactory. He enjoys playing with toys that hang on strings or toys that can dangle. Paulie has Down Syndrome but he is working hard to be all that he can be. He has great enthusiasm for life and an even greater smile! Could Paulie be a part of your family?

Paulie’s agency has a $1500 grant for his adoption!

Lucian

Boy, Age: 10
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 ***
Lucian is a cute baby boy with Down Syndrome. He had a heart condition when staff visited the orphanage in February, but it has since closed on its own. An active little boy, he has good head control, though he’s not quite stable sitting on his own. Lucian loves playing with blocks and rattles, and smiles when caregivers tease him. Currently he babbles, and can express whether he is happy or unhappy with noises.

Duke

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defect (CHD)
Listed: Dec 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 ***
Duke was abandoned at 2 months old. Upon admission to the orphanage, he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). His caretakers described him as an active, bright and smart kid. Duke has great gross motor skills. He can walk on his own, move around obstacles, and play actively, such as kicking and chasing a ball outside. He is well behaved and follows instructions from his teacher when given. Duke can imitate simple language such as dad, mom, and aunt. He is also able to have simple interactions with his caregivers. Duke knows his shapes, the names of clothes, and the names of five organs! His fine motor skills are good as well. He can pick up and move small objects, he can put shapes into their correct positions, and can hold a pen to color with.

Duke has good self-care ability. He can feed himself, put his shoes and socks on and off, help his caregiver receive and pass objects, wipe his own nose, and wash his hands and face without help. Duke does still wear a diaper. Duke is fond of listening to music, playing with toys, and playing games. He loves to play interactive games and his favorite toy is a light-up music box. Can Duke find a home with your family?

Jais

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, potential autism diagnosis
Listed: Apr 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 ***
Jais is generally healthy — it is reported he needs glasses. Jais is calm and loving towards those around him. He expresses his desires easily.  A specific agency has a $3,000 grant available for his adoption.

Update Feb 2020: This file is old, so the information is from one year ago. He is verbal. He attends speech therapy. He has some difficulty pronouncing some words. His speech is delayed according to his age. A year ago he was using diapers, but he was telling when he had to get it changed because he felt discomfort. He is very affectionate, very loving, and respectful with adults. He follows norms and rules. He was sometimes pulling the hair of peers at school. The neurologist states he is a child that has progressed a lot since he has been receiving therapies and recommended that he not stop them.

Agency staff met Jais in July 2022: Jais is a cute little guy who is described as calm and loving towards those around him. He expresses his desires easily. Jais is currently attending school and is in the second grade. It has been a process for him to adjust to being with other children. Jais likes music and he dances to the rhythm. He likes to be cuddled and touched, especially by his foster parents. In addition to having Down syndrome, Jais likely also has Autism. Due to his potential autism diagnosis, Jais has a hard time with transitions, changes, and strangers. He loves cars, especially being inside one! His foster parents take him for vacations, and he enjoys going to the beach. He loves being in the car so much, that he doesn’t even mind if he’s in there for hours…so road trips are a go! Jais can say the words, “mom,” “dad,” “water,” “ayyaya” and “hey.” Jais sleeps through the night, but has a special position that he feels most comfortable in. He likes to first fall asleep with his foster mother in her bed and then be taken to his bed. Jais wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and cuddles with his foster parents for a little bit. Jais is a good eater, but oatmeal doesn’t make his stomach feel well. Jais has been living with his current foster family since he was two months old. Jais started walking at four years old and his foster mother is now trying to teach him how to ride a bike. He is now able to chew and swallow.

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Bruno Martin

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 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 ***

Matias

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Aug 2022
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Agency staff met Matias in July of 2022. He is an active boy who like to play soccer. He loves to run and jump. Matias also loves to dance.

There is also a $1500 agency grant for Matias’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Damian

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2022
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Damian has Down syndrome, and is an affectionate and loving young boy. He feels close to his caretakers and loves sharing with them. He loves to give hugs.

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

Stevie

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 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 ***

Dean

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and nystagmus
Listed: Jul 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 ***
Dean came into care when he was about ten months old. Dean can build a tower with five blocks, dress himself, and identify body parts. He can go up and down the stairs. He is a quiet boy who is curious about everything. He likes listening to music and playing outside.

Nashville

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 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 ***
Nashville was found abandoned when he was around 6 months old and a birth note was with him indicating his age. He has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Nashville was described by orphanage staff as being lively, active and extroverted. They said he liked to play with other children and enjoyed time with adults as well. He doesn’t like to share treats with others but is generous with his caretaker. He is able to play alone.

Agency staff met Nashville in November 2017 and said he is very ticklish! He responded to voices, turned to locate sounds and could follow a moving object with his eyes. He could search for dropped items, build a tower with blocks and play games like patty cake. He could laugh, imitate words and vocalize sounds like “mama.” Nashville was able to hold a crayon and scribble on paper, throw a ball, run and jump. He lives with a foster family and had 2 foster siblings in his home. Caretakers said he eats well and is very playful. They hope he will find a family to love him.

Devan

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 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 ***
When Devan was found abandoned in September 2014 it was estimated that he was about 1.5 years old. When Devan first arrived in the orphanage, he was a very unhappy baby who was very “weak and floppy”. The orphanage staff decided it would be best if he was placed with a loving experienced foster family. His foster mother worked with him diligently, and by 3 years old he was walking and potty trained. Devan does not speak well. He occasionally calls his foster father baba (dad) and sometimes when he is playing by himself he talks to himself, but others do not know what he is saying. With that being said, Devan is able to express his needs and wants. For example, whenever he gets a treat, such as a candy bar, he will place it in his foster mother’s hands and look up at her, letting her know that he wants her to open it for him. Devan has been able to learn some gestures. He will shake a persons hand when saying hello and wave good-bye to them when they leave.

Devan is described as quiet and well behaved. He likes to play with building blocks. He also enjoys playing with neighbor kids. He recently began attending school and has made great progress there.

*** Grant Funds up to $5000 available for families, from the agency ***

Edmundo

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2022
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Edmundo, born in June of 2011 with Down syndrome, is an active boy who is waiting for a loving family of his own. The agency has a video to see him in action.

There is a $3,000 agency fee reduction for Edmundo’s adoption via a specific adoption agency.

Jasper

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Apr 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 ***
Jasper loves the Avengers, Captain America, Spiderman, and Peppa Pig! He is very sweet and loving, affectionate, and loves to go to school.

Jasper has a $1500 agency grant, with a specific agency.  Additionally, A Child Waits Foundation is pleased to partner with the agency to provide grants to qualified families for the adoption of a child from Jasper’s country. They have committed to a $2,500 grant for this specific child, to help a family adopt him. These grants are to be used when the family is ready to travel to complete their adoption and can be paid directly to the family, if there is no outstanding balance with the agency. All families in process are welcome to visit achildwaits.org to apply for a grant.

Charley

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 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 ***
Charley came into care when he was almost two years old. Charley is an active little guy with a good appetite. He can dress himself, including buttoning and unbuttoning his jacket. He speaks short sentences of 2-3 words and can point to his eyes, ears, nose, and other body parts if asked. Charley has a ready smile and his favorite thing to do is to play with his friends.

Davis

Boy, Age: 11
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 ***
Davis is an absolutely adorable little guy who is 2 years old! He came into care when he was about 9 months old. He was found to have Down syndrome, with no heart issues. Davis has very good fine motor skills. He is able to crawl, and stand and walk with assistance. He can go up stairs with assistance. Davis has good receptive speech, and is able to imitate. He “talks” to himself while he is playing! Davis is in an orphanage where he is receiving lots of love and attention. He is ready for a family of his own, and the orphanage staff is very eager to see him placed with a loving family. Davis will be such a sweet addition to your family! Video is available!

Decklan

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Nov 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 ***
Decklan is an adorable boy, born with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect: VSD. His file is quite outdated, but at the time it was prepared, Decklan could stand with support and walk with one hand being held. His fine motor skills were on target. Decklan was very good at finding sound sources, tracking things with his eyes, and distinguishing strangers from acquaintances. He was doing well at imitating sounds and following simple directions. Decklan could point to all of his body parts and has the most precious laugh when playing. He is described by his caretakers as quiet. smiley, and adorable and is said to like to listen to music and play with toys. He gets along well with other children too.

Lionel

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD (TOF)
Listed: Aug 2020
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Lionel is a sweet boy, with Down Syndrome and a heart condition (TOF). He is a strong and courageous fighter – a little miracle! Lionel had surgery to repair his Tetralogy of Fallot when he was 10 months old, and has recovered well! Lionel lives in a small group home, and is making great progress. Many other pictures and additional information are available, for interested families.

Wayde

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect
Listed: Feb 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 ***
Wayde’s file indicates that he is a shy young boy who doesn’t like his picture taken. So much so, that he will cover his face if he see’s a camera. His file states that he had difficulty walking at first, but now he can. His file says he loves all types of food, he even will eat chili peppers. Wayde’s file shows that he loves playing so much that if he could, he would stay up all night to play. According to Wayde’s file he is nonverbal.

Heinrich

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-7
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, specific mixed developmental disorder, features of autism, farsightedness, atopic dermatitis, functional heart murmur, hydrocephalus. Due to a difficult birth, he was born with pneumonia, and intubated for a few days.
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 ***
From a family who met him in 2015: “Heinrich ran right up to me and asked to go up, and then enjoyed a play session full of jumping. He definitely has a lot of energy, and I was amazed at his gross motor skills. He loved the play area’s rocking horse!”

UPDATE as of June 2015: Heinrich continues to make great improvements. He is communicating and asked to be picked up. He is strong, happy, and loves attention.

Update as of April 2013: His development is delayed; he recently started to walk without help, but not yet steady. Emotions are weak, play activity is primitive, throws away toys, turns them around, puts into the mouth, sucks his fingers, makes stereotypic movements with his head, swings. He’s not yet speaking, and it’s possible he has a hearing delay. He eats with help, does not yet holds a spoon or the bottle, still it is hard for him to chew a hard food. The level of understanding is low, does not have motivation to make an activity.

Donovan

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 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 ***
This child has part of their grant donated by RODS Racing!
To accept this child’s grant, a family would also need to agree to share their contact information with RODS Racing.
Donovan was found abandoned when he was around 12 months old and is said to have strong adaptability. He was 3.5 years old when his report was written and was able to walk freely, go up and down stairs, scribble and turn pages in a book. Donovan understands what his caretakers are saying to him and is cooperative with dressing. He knows his parts of the body and can point to them as directed. His favorite toy is a car and he enjoys listening to music and playing. In a January 2016 update it was reported that Donovan is not speaking much yet but he does babble. He is potty trained during the day and it sounds like they are working on being dry at night as well. Reportedly, he no other health issues.

Can you help him to know the love of a family?

Edward Jay

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Apr 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 ***
Edward is very outgoing and is always happy to meet someone new. In general his caretakers say that is very adventurous and is always exploring new things in his world. He has good mobility so he is allowed to walk about the play area and play with things he finds interesting. Usually he finds a ball and tries to play catch with someone! Edward can feed himself and is not a picky eater. He can say simple words but does generally does not talk very much. His caretakers say that he is a sweet boy and would love to see him find a forever family!

Able

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jun 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 ***
Able is a cute little boy who loves to laugh and play games with balls. Able’s caretakers say that he is strong and that he has a lovely smile. Able can walk independently and he has strong imitating abilities. He can dance to the song of ‘Do Re Me’ following the teacher and can take initiative to help his teacher put garbage in the correct place. Abel also helps the other children to put on shoes. Able is always abiding the rules. If there are children who leave their seats in class, Able takes them back to their seats to sit well, and then seats himself. One time in class, Able’s teacher was singing and doing roll call, and another child in class was not concentrating or sitting well … Able went to him and strictly asked him to sit well.

Able can go up and down stairs, throw a ball, and ride a tricycle. Every morning, Able carefully comes down the stairs for exercise. Sometimes he is far behind the teacher. The teacher will squat down, spread her arms, and give a come here sign. Able will then happily run to the teacher’s open arms. Able can doodle with a pen and can put a missing piece of a toy back together.

Terrence

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
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 ***
Sweet little Terrence was born with down syndrome and has mild tricuspid regurgitation, but an otherwise normal heart. Terrence is an active boy who is curious about new things, observing them carefully and trying to touch anything he can to see what he can learn about it. He can walk independently and will say hello to familiar people. Terrence can also say aunt and elder sister, but not clearly. When he’s super excited, he’ll scream. He loves being teased by his caretakers and waves to say goodbye to people. When he’s playing happily, he’ll show everyone his big smile. Terrence is able to drink water from a bottle and feed himself biscuits. He understands simple instructions from caregivers, such as throw the trash away or sit well and eat your food. If he sees any child not behaving well, he will be sure to get the nanny’s attention! Terrence enjoys playing with toys such as rattles and blocks.

Terrence has a $5000 grant available with his current adoption agency!

Beauregard

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Apr 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 ***
Beauregard is gentle and lovely. When he was 11 months old, he could roll from supine to prone position, could stand while holding a hand or furniture. Beauregard has good coordination of his head and eyes. He has a ready smile, likes staying with familiar people, and likes sharing toys. Beauregard is lovely, and brings happiness to everyone near him. Think of the happiness he could bring to your family! Agency has additional information and videos available.

Parker

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, possible hearing loss
Listed: Dec 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 ***
Parker came into care shortly after birth. He has Down Syndrome and possibly some hearing loss in his left ear. This cute little guy goes to preschool five days a week in the orphanage. He can speak many words and follows instructions. Active and affectionate, Parker loves to give kisses! Agency member met this little guy recently and many photos and videos are on file. Parker has a sweet personality!