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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Kurt

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome; anemia.
Listed: Feb 2021
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Kurt is described as bright and mischievous. His file indicates that he has a very strong comprehensive ability and he understands what his caretakers are saying to him. His file shows he can express himself through single words, such as no. If he wants an item and he cannot reach himself, he knows to point to the object indicating he needs assistance.

Kurt gets along well with his caretakers and other children; he helps others put on their shoes and will attend to someone if they fall. According to his file, Kurt can help his caretakers with chores, and he can have meals unassisted. His file highlights that he is a smiley boy who has a desire to have a family of his own.

 

Harley

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 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 from Jan 2020: Handsome Harley is described as a sunny, active, passionate, kind, and helpful little boy! He is a very happy boy who loves to smile. Harley likes helping other children who have physical limitations in any way that he can. When he sees his teacher busy with children who are physically weaker, he will give her a hand. He often helps push one child in a wheelchair and helps pull another child to get to and from school. Harley likes singing and dancing! He has a strong music sense and good imitating abilities. Harley’s gross motor skills are good too. He can catch a ball and his favorite outdoor activities are throwing sand bags or colorful balls. Harley also likes picking vegetables and fruits in the garden with his friends. Harley has made great improvement with his language skills since coming into care. He can count from 1-10 clearly with the teacher. By age seven, he could say some simple daily words under the teacher and mom’s patient guidance, such as: “take the candy,” “I am Harley,” etc. He can use simple words, sentences, and gestures to express his needs. When his teacher asks, “Who is your good friend, Harley?” he will point at DZ and say loudly, “DZ!” If other children scream, he will imitate his teacher and, though not clearly, he will say “softly and slowly.” He is currently learning to use personal pronouns for daily communication, such as: me and you.

At school, Harley can raise his hand and answer questions actively when asked. He positively participates in activities. He is said to like to ask the teacher questions to get to the bottom of things if it was something he did not understand. Harley’s concentration has improved too. He can listen to other children’s self introductions quietly, can identify a circle and a triangle, and can find similar shapes around him. Harley is said to be very warm towards his foster mom, teacher, and friends. When he sees his foster mom or teacher’s disheveled hair, he can help manage their hair. Harley was born with Down syndrome, but he most certainly was born with a heart of gold! It is our hope that Harley’s family sees him soon. He is certain to be a blessing!

A specific adoption agency is willing to waive their entire agency fee, for Harley’s adoption!

Hemingway

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome, hypothyroidism, congenital heart disease (ASD and PDA)
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 ***
He follows directions, is on target with other children his age, knows how to fold and put away his jacket, loves art class and playing tag. He is non-verbal, but has recently started making animal sounds that match pictures he is shown – like barking when shown a picture of a dog. He was evaluated by an American speech therapist and she thinks that his speech is simply delayed and that he would be able to talk with therapy. He knows his numbers and colors and is learning sign language. He attends special education classes and his teachers report that he behaves very well.

Tomas

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-5
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, severe mental delays, congenital cardiopathy
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 ***
Tomas is in urgent need of a family!

He has heart disease and recently needed a pacemaker installed. He can stand a little with a walker but cannot walk. He can sit up on his own. He can only babble and cannot talk. He does smile a little bit at his caregivers. I don’t believe he is able to feed himself. He needs 100% help with all his activities. Tomas would thrive in a family setting, with access to all the medical care and therapies he really needs!

Tyree

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
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 ***
Tyree is a sweet little boy! He goes to class in the rehabilitation and education classroom of the orphanage from 8:00 to 2:00 Monday through Saturday. He is said to be an active and positive boy with a pair of charming eyes. He can put on and take off his clothes, wash his face, and eat independently. Tyree likes to help his foster dad and mom clean the table, put the bowls and chairs in place, and put toys back in the toy box. He is positive at school and is interested in new things. He gets along well with the other classmates and they, along with his teacher, all like him. Tyree enjoys listening to music, dancing, and playing with toy blocks and balls. His favorite programs are Spiderman, Boonie Bears, and Pilgrimage to the West. Dancing is Tyree’s specialty though! Tyree’s caretakers note that he has good motor and mental development. We hope that Tyree’s forever family sees him soon!

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

Humphrey

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: Dec 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 ***
From July 2014: Humphrey is active and likes crowed places; he is obstinate and must do things he wants to do; when in our institute, the caretaker who is liked by him took care of him; in foster family, foster parents take care of him. At 25 months old he could make many sounds; could call mama; could clap hands; at 26 months old: could point to or grasp ears when you ask him where his ears were; at 27 months old: we decided to look for a foster family for his better care and development; on May 9, 2014, the baby was officially admitted to foster family; the family liked him very much and bought him many new toys and clothes; the baby adjusted to new life soon; now he attends our rehabilitation trainings every day accompanied by his mom; he can imitate simple motions such as bird flying, clapping hands and raising hands; at 28 months old: through half a month’s training, he could stand with support steadily; he just will not step forward; during training, he always raise his feet naughtily to ask his mom to hold him. The baby is adorable and willing to cooperate to do rehabilitation trainings. We believe through working hard together, he will make greater progress.

August

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 ***
August is a quiet, tiny little boy who was born with Down syndrome. Though he is not yet speaking, he does babble some. He can’t yet sit on his own, but he can roll over. A snugly toddler, he loves to be held. When August sees his bottle on the way he gets very excited!

Brody

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 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 ***
Brody is a sweet little boy who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. He also has a heart defect in which he received surgery for his VSD, foramen ovale closure and ligation of ductus arteriosus. His treatment was successful and he is doing well now.

Brody is learning well and is he learning how to crawl. He can hold his own bottle and toys and likes to be active. He is not making sounds yet but he always has a ready smile.

Rhylan

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2013
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Rhylan is a curious baby boy with rosy red cheeks! He has been under the care of a foster family who is very active with therapy and making sure he is loved and cared for. He has just turned two and loves the outdoors this summer. He also enjoys playing with colorful toys!

He seems to be in a family that genuinely cares for his well-being and is very interested in helping him achieve his milestones. Careful, you don’t fall in love with his impish grin!

Philip

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 ***
Philip’s file shows he likes interacting in school and playing with his peers. Philips file says that his favorite toys are balls and toy cars. According to his file, he can walk freely on a flat floor, run, and jump.

Nanne

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 ***
Nanne is an energetic child who loves to smile. He likes to amuse himself, and he is especially interested in sounds. He likes to play with a rattle, and when he hears the rattle he will raise his head to look for it. Nanne likes to sleep on his stomach, and if other people move him he will cry. Nanne does not like to watch TV, and he is not very interested in cell phones or picture books. When the nannies take things and tease him, he knows where to look and laughs. The child can recognize familiar people near to him, and is able to remember 3 to 4 people. When he sees familiar people he wants a hug.

Nanne is an especially cute child. Everyone really likes him. We all hope that he will quickly find a loving home where he can enjoy the love of a father and a mother, have a happy childhood, and a beautiful future. We are convinced that he will bring his future family a great deal of happiness and blessings.

Lucas

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and congenital heart defect
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 ***
Just look at that smile little Lucas has! Lucas is waiting for a family to see him and come for him. He is an active little boy who can be impatient at times. He will cry if a stranger tries to hold him and gets upset when other kids grab toys from him. However, he easily calms down when comforted or when given candy. He is able to say some simple words in Chinese like aunt and sister, though his speech is a little unclear. Lucas can wave his hands to to say goodbye and is able to walk on his own. He reacts when people call his name. Lucas enjoys playing with children in the same room as him and he likes to play with toys and building blocks. He loves playing on the playground and the seesaw is his favorite! Lucas has down syndrome and an ASD congenital heart defect that will not require surgery.

Gable

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (post-op)
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 ***
Gable is quiet and lovely. He can raise his head, can turn over, can track moving toys, and likes music. He can not sit or walk, and can not speak. Agency staff met and interacted with Gable in September! When they were holding another child, Gable stuck his foot through the bars of his crib to try to get their attention and touch them. He is a sweetheart!

Kun

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome, Hyaline Septal Variation, Cryptorchidism
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 ***
Meet Kun! Kun is a little bit smaller than his peers, but this does not stop him from keeping up with the other kids. He loves to joke and play with them! Kun seems to be happiest when he is outside. He especially loves slides and trampolines! Kun is learning self-care skills and can do a lot of things on his own. He understands what is said to him and can follow directions, but he cannot say many words. Please help this sweet boy find his forever family!

Jordan

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 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 ***
Jordan is described as extremely friendly and easily soothed. Despite his language and developmental delays, he enjoys playing with the other children in his orphanage. The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Evan

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome; an anorectal malformation that has already been operated on
Listed: May 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 ***
Evan is described as a happy child and attends school with special educator. He is friendly with peers and visitors, has some independent skills and can speaks a few words.

The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point in a family’s adoption process.

Olivier

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and missing fingers on left hand
Listed: Mar 2014
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
From a family who met him: “Sweet Olivier! I had so much fun with him when I was in his orphanage and am saddened that his family hasn’t found him yet. This little guy was just incredible!!! Oliver was born in March of 2011 and completely stole my heart. This little boy has Down Syndrome and a partial left hand. As the mother of a child with a similar limb difference I can tell you missing a few fingers isn’t going to slow Oliver down at all! Just by spending a few hours with him I got the feeling he is a very bright and curious little boy. He even tried to imitate me speaking English by repeating the word “book.”

Olivier is diagnosed with down syndrome and a partial left hand. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Infant and Parenting program. His report describes him as extroverted, active, and energetic. He likes to communicate and play games with children. Olivier’s favorite activities are playing with blocks, balls and riding bike. He can walk, can transfer positions when squatting, he can kick the football, go upstairs and downstairs with hands held. He can build a tower of 4 blocks, can dismantle the toy and assemble it again. He is very clever and can express his needs. An orphanage project team visited with Olivier last summer.

Carson

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

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

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

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

For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org

Timeus

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 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 ***
Timeus is a very happy boy currently living in foster care. He likes to be held and enjoys going outside to play. When he’s outside, he likes to watch walking people. At 3 years old, Timeus can run, knows many things and remembers them. He calls older men “grandpa,” younger men “baba,” and little boys “brother.” Timeus is extroverted, a little impatient, and relentless. He likes music and singing and can hum with the music. Timeus likes to play with toys and has a quick reaction. He likes to play with other children and when he is outside, he sometimes clings to the adults and wants to be held. Just like any other young child, he likes other’s toys, but does not like other children to take his toys.

What sweet Timeus needs most is the love and guidance of a forever family! Could his family be yours?

$5,000 agency grant available from a specific adoption agency.

Gus

Boy, Age: 11
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 ***
Gus was found abandoned in a hospital when he was about 2 months old with a note indicating his date of birth. Gus’ adoption file was prepared around his 5th birthday and it was reported that he eats well and has no food allergies. He can walk alone steadily, go up and down stairs and jump with both feet. He holds a pen to scribble, builds towers with blocks and turns pages in a book one by one. Gus is said to be an active boy with a ready smile. He understands what caretakers say, speaks some simple words and is able to follow directions. His favorite toy is a stuffed dog and he enjoys watching cartoons, listening to music and being helpful by cleaning up after younger children. Gus has no other health issues.

Can he be the son you’ve been dreaming of?

Zayn

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
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 ***
Zayn was abandoned at 1 month old with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Zayn is described as an active little boy. He can run and go upstairs and downstairs by himself. He is fond of listening and dancing to music! He enjoys playing interactive games and greeting familiar people. Zayn can understand instructions from adults, but struggles to express himself. He can say simple words, but cannot speak in complete sentences. Zayn has some self-care ability. He can put on his shoes and socks by himself and can feed himself. He is not potty-trained and must wear a diaper. Zayn has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. He loves to play with a toy broom and dustpan.

Tim

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 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 ***
Tim was abandoned in early 2016. He is very high functioning. He moved to a foster home in late 2017. He goes to a private school for special needs children.

Willem

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease.
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 ***
Willem’s development was delayed so his institute provided early intervention and comprehensive rehabilitation training for him. During this time his development improved significantly and now at 8 years old he is able to walk independently, dress and feed himself and has good focus when playing with toys. He imitates others, understands his teacher’s instructions and likes to play with other children. He also enjoys outdoor activities and posing for pictures! Willem has a good appetite and likes to eat cake and fruit.

A specific agency has a grant to cover all of Willem’s placing agency adoption fees.

Kelvin Philip

Boy, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2013
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
From a family who met him in June 2014: This calm little guy came up to me with pleading eyes for attention and is just so polite. God has heard his prayers, and now he is listed for adoption! He is not overbearing or competitive at all. Rather, he is observant and inquisitive. He is about the size of a six year-old and just so gentle. I would take him home in a heartbeat if he was available before. He takes turns riding the red wagon around the orphanage grounds as the bigger boys pull him, and he gestures politely for fresh fruit when he sees it is available. He is kind to other children. He says a few words in his native language, and listened carefully when I was giving descriptions of my family photos. I have confidence that he would do wonderfully in any kind of family, and it is obvious– he can surely reciprocate love! He enjoyed throwing balls, going on walks, playing see-saw, and listening to English descriptions. Whoever adopts this little love will be so blessed to call him a beloved son.

Randy

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, hepatitis B
Listed: Mar 2014
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Randy is diagnosed with down syndrome and hepatitis b positive. He lives in a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Infant and Parenting program. Randy is extroverted, active and energetic. He gets along well with others and has a lot of smiles. He understands facial expressions, knows his name, and imitates adult gestures. Randy’s fine motor skills and physical development are good. He he can walk and go up the stairs while holding on to a rail or hand, can pick up small items, bang blocks together, pass toys from one hand to another, and can hold a pen to scribble. He is clever, expressive, and knows what “no” means. He likes to watch children’s programs, singing, and dancing.

Melvin

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 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 ***
Melvin has a ready smile, claps his hands when he is happy, and waves good-bye. He is a very active little boy who likes to play with toys, especially if he can throw them! He also likes to sit on the small hobbyhorse and can get on and off on his own. He walks with help. This little cutie will rock himself right into your heart!

David-2

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome and pentalogy of fallot (heart condition)
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 ***
This DARLING gift was born and left abandoned outside an apartment building. Authorities were never able to locate his parents, but thank God they found him! David has been living in an orphanage with outstanding medical care and lots of attention and love. He is so young, and will benefit so greatly from further early intervention and a loving forever family.

Kier

Boy, Age: 11
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 ***
Kier is a handsome boy (even with the interesting haircut). He came to the orphanage when he was about 18 months old, and they found he was a healthy boy with Down syndrome. Kier has no known heart or other health issues. His development is a bit delayed, which is typical for children with Down syndrome. Kier lives with a foster family within the orphanage, and is close to his foster mom. His receptive speech is very good, and he uses some words to express his needs. Kier is toilet trained, and feeds himself. He is very helpful to his foster mom, and will bring her items she needs during the day. Kier loves cartoons, crackers, and candy! He is very outgoing and social, and will sing and dance at every opportunity. If his foster mom is not happy with him, he will give her a hug and a kiss. Kier is waiting for his family!

Jasper

Boy, Age: 10
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.

Heinrich

Boy, Age: 13
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.

Rudy

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 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 ***
Rudy is described as an active little boy. At the time of his report when he was 2.5 he could roll over, crawl, bang blocks together, pick toys up out of a cup, feed himself biscuits and track people with his eyes as they move. He recognizes people, imitates sounds, recognizes his own name, understands facial expressions and waves his hands to say good-bye. Rudy laughs out loud and he has a good appetite.

Shawn

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect (post-op)
Listed: Dec 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 ***
Shawn is spunky. He runs faster than you can follow and he’s always grabbing at whatever catches his interest. He’s got a jolly laugh. He’s not content with just looking. He has to feel with his own two hands.

Shawn was abandoned at the age of seven months old. He has lived in an orphanage ever since. Shawn is active and bright, and loves playing with teachers and other children. When the teacher asks “Is Shawn here?” he will raise his hand and come running over for a hug. Shawn is a people-pleaser, and is happiest when he is being praised. He loves helping to clean up, and always follows the rules.

Donovan

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 ***
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.
$15,108.00
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!
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?

Brodie

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2021
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

His written update is from Feb 2021!  Compared with other kids with Down syndrome, his intelligence is better. He is potty trained, follows instructions, and eats on his own, etc.  Brodie is a good listener, well behaved, and enjoys playing outside. Brodie is a warm-hearted little boy. When he sees his little friends sad, he will go to comfort him and touch his head.

Brodie is an outgoing and happy boy. Brody spent a significant amount of time living at and being cared for by a children’s home. When he first arrived there, he was not talking and was angry. He grew and changed so much while in their care. When guests would come, he learned how to take the initiative to greet and play with them. He loves watching cartoons and dancing. In fact, he dances quite well, and everyone loves to watch him dance! While at this home, Brody also loved to go to school and play with the other children. He was said to be carefree and happy every day.

The folks at Shepherd’s Field said this when Brodie was in their care: The best words to describe Brodie are pure sunshine! He is quite eager to be a part of whatever happens to be going on around him. He’s very animated and has a great sense of humor. He doesn’t have a shy bone in his body and his ready smile will light up any occasion. Brodie can find joy in the most ordinary of circumstances—like simply getting his hair cut. Our little man certainly wears his extra chromosome very well! Although his verbal skills are significantly delayed, he has made great strides in using alternate means of communication, such as American Sign Language and picture systems. In fact, he performed the ASL version of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” during one of our Children’s Day performances. Hugs and kisses flow freely when Brody’s around and he truly is one of our little superstars! Sadly, at some point, Brody was recalled to his home orphanage.

Brodie is a boy overflowing with affection and he needs a loving family to shine his sunbeams on. What could be better than a lifetime of unconditional love?

There is a $1,500 agency fee reduction for Brodie’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

Thomas Michael

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2017
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Lively Thomas likes kicking ball and listening to music! He is currently in kindergarten and is talkative and sometimes mischievous! He is fond of others, shares well, and is known to comfort those who are sick of his own initiative. He is described as very active and energetic! Thomas has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, but he considered healthy otherwise and is rarely sick. Thomas is ready to find his forever family!

Lincoln

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

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

Liam

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect
Listed: Sep 2017
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This playful, adventurous, sweet boy is Liam! He is 8 years old and will absolutely steal your heart. Liam can be quiet and introverted at times, but he is generally a very friendly kid! Whenever volunteers come to the orphanage he cannot wait to take pictures with them. He seems to have an eye for photography – he loves being in pictures and taking pictures of others. He especially likes to come up with funny poses! He can play games cooperatively with other kids, and he has a lot of fun building all kinds of structures out of blocks. Liam likes to be creative and has quite the imagination!

Liam had the opportunity to visit the US as part of the Winter 2016 China Hosting Program! He spent 3 weeks playing, learning, and laughing with his host family. Here is what they shared with us:

“Liam is a very happy little guy with the most contagious giggles you’ll ever hear, and I have no doubt that he’ll bring much joy to his forever family. He is a very energetic and active little guy who enjoys playing outside (at the playground, swinging and going down the slide are favorite activities), but he also is great at entertaining himself indoors by looking at books or “writing” (making marks on paper). He has a great imagination and especially loves to pretend to cook! He plays well with others but just as often seems to enjoy playing independently.

Liam also has a bit of a mischievous streak — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but he does sometimes need help redirecting some of his energy to a more positive activity. I did see improvement throughout his time here with his ability to be redirected, and discipline-wise, short “time-ins” where we sat together quietly on the floor seemed to be most effective.

Liam LOVES to eat…And would eat ALL the time if I let him. He is not picky at all; he’s eaten everything I’ve given him — fruit, veggies, yogurt, meat, pasta, etc. The hardest thing for him is being done with a meal/snack — even if he has had plenty to eat, he still wants more. This does seem to be getting a bit better, though.

It was fun having Liam here & seeing him come out of his shell! He definitely keeps me on my toes because he is very active/into everything, but he has a great imagination that has been fun to watch. He also really has done a GREAT job transitioning into family life/life in the US.”

You can see more photos and videos from Liam’s time in the US on his advocacy page. Liam’s nannies tell us he is learning self-care skills. His recent health has been good, and he is not currently showing any symptoms of heart disease.

Lee

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2015
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Lee is extremely intelligent. He currently attends class in the little brothers and sisters class. In class, he is learning art and dance. Lee likes to watch cartoons. He will laugh while captively watching them. If you play with him and poke his tummy with your fingers, he will grab his shirt and pull it up; he will then quickly pull it back down to cover his tummy, not letting you see it. His eyes will look slyly at you and then he will secretly laugh. Lee is very intelligent. Even though he is unable to clearly express his own thoughts verbally for the time being, his body language abilities are extremely strong. He can use his hands to signal to you “Greetings”, “Thank you” and other types of movements. Lee is really adorable and intelligent. He is an extremely charming little boy. Help us find Lee’s forever family!

Lance

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

Kyle

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2013
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Look out for Kyle, the “little athlete” He loves music and likes to “dance”… wiggling his hips and waving his hands, wiggling following the music. He speaks a few words. He can also feed himself and use the toilet when asked. The staff says: “ Once, mom takes him to the institute for physical examination, he likes a pair of badminton racket, takes them in his hands so favorite, plays them with children, look like a little athlete. We hope that he can grow up happily and healthily, and can have a happy family as soon as possible.” Are you the answer for his happy family?

Kraig

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Down Syndrome, congenital left cleft lip/cleft palate, and postoperative repair of congenital heart disease
Listed: Dec 2018
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Kraig’s file was prepared in October 2016, when he was four. He is described as an introverted child who will also smile sweetly to his caregiver. He will play with other children, but cries loudly if they take his toys away. He likes an electronic keyboard and rubber ball toy, but will play with them less than five minutes.

Most recently, at the beginning of 2018, Kraig was at a foster home in a major city receiving medical treatment, but was recently recalled back to his orphanage due to new law in his country, in the Spring of 2018.

Kolton

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital Heart Defect
Listed: Jan 2018
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Kolton is a natural performer!

Mischievous Kolton loves performing for his nannies, his friends, and any visitors who stop by. This outgoing boy has a good sense of humor and loves to make people laugh. He’s a quick imitator and often encourages the nannies to sit down so he can be the “Teacher”. Kolton was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect. His physical development is good and he can run quite fast! Kolton’s speech is not clear and he only has a few words. He relies mainly on a form of sign language to communicate. Kolton need a family who is ready to access a range of services to help this young actor reach his potential.

Are you ready for some play acting with Kolton?

Kole

Boy, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2015
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After admission, he accepts good care, now he is strong, he does rehabilitation training in recovery room. He speaks, but he can’t speak clearly; he can say “mom”, “aunt” and some simple reiterative diction, he knows aunts tease him and play with him, he knows aunts call his name, but he can’t understand some simple conversation. He is active, teachers call him “little clown”. When seeing strangers come, he forwardly hug them. Now he can walk holding hands, he against the wall, when teacher stands in front of him, he staggers to teacher, but if teacher is not there, he is timid and he dare not to walk forward. He likes playing with friends, and the toys will be thrown everywhere, and then he will laugh loudly.

Evan

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
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 ***
Evan is cheerful, energetic and talkative little boy who oves listening to music. He is in preschool and his caretakers say that he is making great progress! His favorite thing to do is run and play outdoors with his friends. He can’t wait to have a family of his own!

Erikson

Boy, Age: 13
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2014
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Erikson lives with a foster family on the grounds of the orphanage and participates in the Little Sister program. Erikson is active, energetic and has a ready smile. He likes to play games and is happy when he has other children to play with. He is attached to his teachers and the children he goes to school with. When his teacher enters the classroom, he smiles and runs to hug her. Erikson enjoys crafts, music, toy cars and sports. He loves to play football, badminton, ping-pong, bowling and running. An orphanage project team visited with Erikson last summer.

Elliott

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2014
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Elliott is so cute! He is described as smart, active and docile; he’s close to the caretaker and friendly to children in the same class. Elliott has strong self-care ability and has normal motor skills development. He can understand the caretaker and the teacher’s words and can speak some simple words. Elliott can eat independently and can put on and take off clothes independently. He gets along well with children of his class and is active and cheerful. He likes to play games and likes to play on the slide. Elliott also likes to listen to music. He is clever and docile and the caretaker and the teacher like him very much. Agency staff met and interacted with Elliott in September – When they visited Elliott he was so happy and helpful!

Luke Anthony

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2013
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Luke is a darling boy who is described as active, playful, coordinated, well-behaved, sensible, and gentle.

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

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

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

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

Douglas

Boy, Age: 12
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
down syndrome, a Congenital Heart Defect- PDA (funnel shape), and possible CP
Listed: Oct 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 ***
Meet darling Douglas! Douglas came into care at the age of five and has only been living in the orphanage for a little over a year. At the time he came into care, he was walking independently, but was not speaking. Douglas can now eat independently with a spoon and drink from a cup. He can go up and down stairs on his own as well. Douglas is not toilet trained yet and he does need help getting dressed, but he will cooperate and hold up his hands when the caretaker help dress him. He can make sounds, but cannot say specific words. When Douglas is not happy, he will sit on the ground and cry. He loves to be cuddled and snuggled and that usually cheers him up pretty quickly. He recently started attending pre-school in the orphanage and is said to be able to sit nicely and quietly listen to the teacher. Douglas is described as an introverted boy who loves to walk around the living area and take walks with his caretakers after supper. He loves to bounce balls back and forth with his caretakers and friends, though he does have difficulty catching the ball sometimes. Douglas is waiting for a family to see him, bring him home, and love him forever!

Lyle

Boy, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 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 ***
Lyle was found in the waiting room of a train station when he was 3 years old. While he can only speak a few words, he understands what is said to him by adults. He is very protective of his friends and will go to their rescue if they are being bullied. He likes to dance and is very good at imitating dances he sees. He is able to dress himself, take care of his own toileting needs and feeds himself. His caretakers feel that he is a bright little guy although intellectually delayed compared to his peers.

He is very protective of his friends and will tell the teachers if he sees someone being bullied. He has great gross motor development, can jump, run and walk. He uses the restroom without assistance, dresses himself and can assist in folding clothes. When we met Lyle, he was the dancer of the orphanage, very social and had great fine motor skills.

He likes to be kissed on the cheek and will respond back with multiple kisses. Lyle is waiting for a family that will cover his little cheeks with kisses and shower him with love.

Mayson

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

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

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