This page represents children from many countries. All of them have Down syndrome. Many of the children posted here can also be adopted by CANADIAN FAMILIES! Please inquire!

PLEASE HELP US raise grant funds and awareness for these precious, waiting angels. You really can save a life, with even the smallest gift! You are also invited to send a check (no Paypal fees) to

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

*Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each waiting child donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund as well!

Jojo

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$604.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
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.

Jimmy

Boy, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$32.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Jimmy came into care when he was less than two weeks old. He has Down syndrome, but no other medical concerns are noted in his file. In June 2017 Jimmy could sit with support, roll himself over, and crawl on his tummy to reach a toy. He likes to play with people and he likes hugs. He cries and laughs easily. Jimmy is an active little guy who especially enjoys toys that make sounds or glow.

Jasper

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD (post-op)

Listed: Jul 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$379.80
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!
Jasper is an adorable little boy who sure loves to drum! He is sweet, active, and funny and is said to love to play. His favorite toys are brightly colored balls and toys that make musical sounds. Jasper was born with down syndrome, undescended testicles, and congenital heart disease- TOF and PFO. His first stage heart surgery is complete and was successful. Jasper has been progressing in his development and is receiving great care. He likes when his caretakers tease him in a loving way and will flash them his huge smile in return. He can understand his caretaker’s facial expressions and responds accordingly. Jasper likes to play interactive games with his caretakers, such as peek-a-boo and will laugh loudly while doing so. He is very familiar with his name and will turn around and seek the sound source when called. He can sit independently and crawl around to look at himself in the mirror.

As of April of 2018, he was taking his first steps. Jasper lights up a room, that is for sure! We can’t wait to see what lucky family’s life is going to be lit up by this waiting treasure too!

James

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2015
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,030.80
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!
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.

Hugo

Boy, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,200.30
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!
Hugo = HAPPINESS! This precious little pumpkin! By age one, Hugo was rolling over and sitting up with some support, but not yet crawling. If he wanted a toy, he would roll and roll until he got to it. When someone he likes interacts with him, Hugo makes happy “yiyiyaya” sounds. He loves music and waves his hands along to the rhythm. Since May of 2017, he has been living with a foster family on the orphanage grounds. Hugo’s caretakers say he is shy and that he likes playing with toys with sounds, interacting with adults, and outdoor activities with adults and the other children in the activity room. He is very close to his foster mom. He is getting terrific care while he waits for his forever family to come forward and get to him!

Hugh

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Mar 2015
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$54.99
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!
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?

Howie

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$2,966.90
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Howie is a darling baby boy! He has the motor delays common with Down syndrome, but is developing well. Howie was born with polydactyly of the thumbs on both hands, which has been surgically corrected. Howie is sweet, cuddly and likes to babble. He is described as gentle and smiley. Some lucky family is going to call him their son – is that your family?

Hector

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,173.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
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.

Hai

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$45.00
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!
Little Hai’s smile is contagious! Hai first arrived at his orphanage when he was just a few days old. His nannies tell us he can sit alone and is working on crawling, but he can’t crawl very far quite yet. He likes watching cartoons, playing with toy cars, and being around other people! Hai can’t say any words, but he can make sounds and knows to stretch out his hand if he needs something. His nannies think he is a very bright little boy – you can tell he is very aware of his nannies facial expressions and his environment. Hai is such a happy baby! Could you be his forever family?

Timm

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome, ASD, PDA, and pulmonary hypertension
Listed: Mar 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$26.20
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!
Timm is a handsome little fellow who was born January 2015, and who enjoys listening to music and playing with toys. He is quiet, shy and gets along well with the others around him. When he sees someone he knows he will reach out for them to hold him and while being held he will rest his head on their shoulders. He is close with his foster mother, and will always watch her when she is nearby, and dances with joy when she comes over to him. Timm has Down syndrome, as well as a congenital heart defect (ASD, PDA, and Pulmonary Hypertension). In May 2015 he had a surgical procedure for his heart and is said to have recovered well.

As of November 2017, he can sit, stand and walk while holding on to rails or by having both of his hands held. He is able to hold a bottle, but needs help when drinking from a straw. He does not yet use words but will make “ah” sounds to express his needs. He knows what ‘no’ means and will cry when disciplined. Timm can feed himself crackers and becomes happy when he sees food! He is waiting to make memories with his very own family.

Walker

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$25.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Walker likes being held and tickled in his foster home. If you ever need him to make a funny face or giggle, let him see himself on a camera.

Wayde

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect
Listed: Feb 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$90.00
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!
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.

Wendyll

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$50.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Wendyll is a wonderful two-year-old boy waiting for a forever family. He has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. He loves to eat and will make noises when he sees the caregivers getting food ready. He will even make noises when he is full and the caretakers are eating. Wendyll bathes more in the summer than in the winter, usually right before going to bed. He is a good sleeper and is in diapers. Wendyll was born with down syndrome. His karyotype also showed an inverted chromosome on No. 9. Wendyll is living in the orphanage. He participates in a special education class from Monday to Friday. The special education teachers say he does not speak, but he does turn his head when called. She also said of the 5 kids with down syndrome in her class, he is the smartest. His teachers all like him and have even given him a nickname. Wendyll has made great progress with his gross motor skills. He can sit on the chair steadily, stand up against the desk, and transfer from standing to squatting, to sit on the floor and then to crawl. He has good coordination. In regards to his fine motor skills, Wendyll can bang sticks together, shake rattles, and bang the rattle in his hand to one in his teacher’s hand. Wendyll interacts well with the teacher in his class and will hold the teacher’s hand if she stretches out her hand. He looks at his teacher when she calls him and copies the teacher when she shows him how to play with a toy. Wendyll enjoys playing outdoors, going for walks in the stroller, and observing everything going on around him.

Westyn

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Aug 2020
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$154.80
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!
Westyn is described as an extroverted and loving boy. We have been told that he can stand and walk without assistance, however he cannot communicate verbally. He enjoys being held and interacting with his caretakers. According to his file, his favorite activities include swimming and exploring nature.

William

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (post-op)
Listed: Nov 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$25.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
A REPORT FROM APRIL 2017 SAYS: On admission, William is about 6 months old. He is fairly quiet and a smart little boy. He had heart surgery in 2015. After back the institute, he gets the excellent care of our caretaker and he recovers gradually. At the age of 8-10 months, he is excited to see colorful toys, can transfer from supine position to lateral position; his movement of hands and feet is strong; he can put the object into his mouth and lift his hand, can turn his head, can grasp the toy with his hands and look at his hands; he laughs when amused by his familiar people. At the age of 10-12 months, he can hold his head up for a moment while lying on the stomach; he can stare at the adult when the adult is speaking to him and can grasp the toy in his hand. At the age of 12-15 months, he can hold his head high and look at the toy in front of him while lying on the stomach; he can visually move follow the dropping object, can stretch his hands out to reach the toy in front of him; he can roll over and laughs more. At the age of 13-15 months, he can hold his head to observe the thing and people around him while lying on the stomach, can sit for a moment with his back against the support, can move his body with abdomen, can pass a toy from one hand to the other hand; sometimes he can bang two toys together and makes sounds of yiyiyaya, so lovely. At the age of 15-18 months,he can roll over freely in the activity room, can roll over to reach his favorite toys, can prop up his upper body with hands and would watch other children are playing; he laughs when happy and can look for his favorite toy; sometimes he plays with other children; he is attached to the adult; he enjoys that someone plays games with him, such as the game of touching head, listening to music, listening to other’s talking and reading picture books; he knows his name, turns when called, and crawls to you; he smiles at you when happy in order to attract your attention. Now he can sit alone steadily and can stand up with hands holding the support; he is very curious and always wants to explore what he sees; sometimes he sits on the cushion, plays with other children, then he crawls to the adult and runs to the adult’s arms, he is so lovely.

Willy

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (PDA and PFO)
Listed: Jan 2015
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,465.00
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!
Willy has decided…he will stop sucking his thumb long enough to say he is tired of orphanage life. He wants a family! Willy is 3 years old, and has been at the orphanage since he was a baby. He was found to have Down syndrome, as well as a CHD (PFO/PDA) which has not required treatment. We are waiting for verification of that. Willy has the expected delays associated with Down syndrome, and will certainly benefit from early intervention with therapies.

There is an agency grant of $2,000 toward his adoption fees. Willy is serious about this…he wants to come home!

Winkler

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Dec 2016
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$720.20
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!
Winkler is so cool he rules! He can rock his roll on the plasma car. While he is still perfecting walking independently, he is able to to crawl to all the toys he is eager to grab and manipulate. Winkler is reported to be strong and in good physical health with no heart condition or other medical issues.

Winkler’s reports also share, “Motor development: he can crawl; can use thumb and index finger deftly.

Adaptability: he can take objects, can take out toy blocks from the cup, and can take the toy positively he is interested with. Language and social ability: he can make sounds of yiya, and can imitate the pronunciation. Personality: he is active and restless, ready to smile, likes playing toys, has quick reaction to objects, but occasionally impatient. Dated May 25, 2016

Wylie

Boy, Age: 8
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$3,172.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Wylie’s report is from 2015, and states that he could turn over, sit by himself, and support his body with his hands. Wylie likes to babble and will laugh when being teased, but he does not like to be tickled. His file states that he can make eye contact.

Ishmael

Boy, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Feb 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$25.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
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.

Shane Yu

Boy, Age: 6
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2022, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$34.00
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!
Shane Yu is the sweetest little guy!  Agency staff met him when he was only 5 months old, and he was already a champion cuddler! But, my goodness, has he ever grown up since then. Shane is described as a shy, quiet baby who prefers to be held by his foster mom. He lives in a foster home with 5 foster siblings. He sits independently and crawls. He likes to play with toys and can feed himself finger foods. He makes happy noises and vocalizes, but isn’t saying words yet.

Shane Yu has a $4,000 grant through his current agency.