Congratulations to all of these beautiful and deserving children who have now found committed adoptive families through Reece’s Rainbow!

To follow along with each family’s adoption journey click here.

All of these children are in various stages of the adoption process.  Once they are home, they will be removed from this page. Your prayers for these children and their new families are greatly appreciated!

Igor #

Boy, Age: 3
pulmonary stenosis: balloon angio valvuloplasty performed after birth; weakness in limbs on left side of the body; developmental delays
Listed: Jul 2021
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Igor walks independently, though he favors one side of his body. His left arm and leg are weaker than the right side. He plays with toys and is interested in everything going on around him. He recognizes familiar people and seeks to engage with them. He has positive emotional development. He mimics actions and gestures of others. He enjoys musical toys, and listening to children’s music and children’s stories. He pronounces sounds and syllables, but is not yet saying words.

Franklin

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
disorder of the brain; other osteochondrodyplasia; disease of the gallbladder; short stature; atrial septal defect; cleft uvula

$1,089.20 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption

Listed: Aug 2017
Cutie pie!!!

Jace

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2020
$3,044.79
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!

Cassandra

Girl, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Holoprosencephaly; Spina bifida at lumbar part with hydrocephaly; Spastic tetraplegia; Cognitive thigh deformity; Cognitive hip subluxation one sided; Cognitive pathology of development of disk of optic nerve; Сoncomitant strabismus

$2,279.70 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Listed: Feb 2019
Cassandra has two sisters, who have both been adopted.

Ashlee

Girl, Age: 2
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, global developmental delay, heart defects
$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!
Ashlee is a happy, content cute little girl with Down syndrome. She has global developmental delays and heart defects (ASD and PDA). She smiles, laughs, and responds when people talk to her. She is babbling. She reaches for objects, holds objects, and will play with small toys. She rolls to both sides. She sits with support.

Ravi

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Congenital chromosomal condition; Severe mental delays; Congenital malformations of palate; Other disorders of optic disc; Chronic inflammation of lacrimal passages

$1,048.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Listed: Jun 2019
From a family who knows him: Even though Ravi spends most of his days in the same bed, staring at the same ceiling, he’s fascinated by everything that goes on around him. He loves the rare walks he gets outside in the summertime and being held up in the window to watch snow falling in winter. He obviously recognizes his favorite people and cries when they leave. He cannot sit up on his own, and seems to get tired even when held sitting for long. But he scoots all around in his bed, very actively turning his head to where his feet should be, or the other way around to see and hear everything. He is completely non-verbal. Ravi really needs a family and a chance to get out into the world that fascinates him so much!

Bert

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy
Listed: Mar 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Bert has cerebral palsy; we don’t have any detailed information

NEW VIDEO!! A new video of Bert!!! He looks to still be in the baby house. He needs a family NOW! He is so adorable! Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/ZlnVHrFiH8k

Bert’s younger brother has been adopted domestically.

Please note, there is limited information on all children. Some children may have FAS, Autism, RAD or other institutional behaviors NOT diagnosed or disclosed.

Vaeda

Girl, Age: 4
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Wolf Hirschhorn syndrome
Listed: Aug 2020
Although there are no official holds in this country, this child has a hopeful family who has a completed homestudy.
$1,724.41 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Anton

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
$6,888.33 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Anton has also received a $5000 Older Child Grant!

Listed: Jun 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***

Lucy

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
needs support to walk; full diagnosis needed and can get once family is interested
Listed: Mar 2021
$1,800.00
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!
Lucy is a beautiful, intelligent, and social child. She has aged out at 6 years old from her orphanage and is now in a shelter, but can still be adopted. She has big dreams for her life and is a motivated child, who is waiting for her forever family. Her only issue is in her legs as she needs support to walk. Her shelter is providing her physiotherapy and medical care, and besides leg/mobility support, she is independent in all other activities. She is linked to an adoption agency in her country which is professional and helpful. With a potential match, the agency can provide more information and request the shelter to get a more thorough diagnosis.

Jilly and Justine

Sibling Group
Ages: 14, 13
Country Code: SE.Asia.Pac
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Jilly is the older sister, and she has Down syndrome.
Listed: Sep 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 ***
Jilly and Justine are beautiful sisters! Jilly has been receiving occupational therapy and attends special education classes. Jilly is a cheerful and active child. She can complete activities when motivated and can focus when playing and singing. Jilly can fold her clothes and organize them in her cabinet. She can also make her bed and do other simple household chores, such as cleaning her room and stacking chairs. Jilly can perform basic self-care activities, such as combing her hair, washing her hands, and brushing her teeth. She can toilet independently. Jilly loves to hug her caregivers and other children!

Justine was born in 2008. A psychological assessment in 2014 noted her to have a learning disability. She underwent another psychological assessment in 2015 and the results stated that her intellectual capacity is above average. Justine was enrolled in a regular school and was noted by her teacher to have good leadership skills. In 2017, Justine was recommended by her neuro-developmental pediatrician to attend special education classes, where she will be given individualized learning instructions tailored to fit her needs. In 2018, Justine attended mainstream school and completed 2nd Grade. Justine enjoys singing and dancing. She can easily make friends, but easily gets upset when she is teased or when her toys and other personal belongings are taken away from her. Justine is attentive and loves to talk and take part in conversation. She enjoys outdoor play. Jilly and Justine are aware that they are sisters and would love to be adopted together. Justin’es concept of adoption is having a new family that will take care of her and her sister, Jilly! We know there is a wonderful family out there for Jilly and Justine!

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Jilly and Justine’s adoption with the agency. Jilly and Justine need a family with an approved home study to be able to hold their file or move forward with adopting them.

Emilia

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, severe mental delays, cardiomyopathy
Listed: Aug 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 ***

Maddie

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
spastic cerebral palsy and microcephaly
Listed: Jan 2015
Maddie has a matching grant of $250! When her grant fund reaches $4790, she’ll receive an additional $250!
$4,564.90
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!
Update August 2019: Maddie is such a sweet girl with an easy going personality. She has spastic cerebral palsy and microcephaly. Maddie prefers to keep her head tilted to one side, but has made a lot of progress in her ability to move it to look the other way. She tends to be very stiff but does great at tummy time and will lift her head up to look around. Maddie also loves to be held and can easily be soothed when you pick her up for some cuddles. Maddie does have a lot of muscle spasms, but we do not think this is seizure activity. Maddie takes a muscle relaxer medicine which seems to help her a lot.

Despite her delays, Maddie is very observant of her environment; she can often be seen looking at those around her and she has gotten good at tracking people and objects with her eyes. Maddie cannot yet sit on her own, but can sit supported on a chair or a bench with a little help in the right places. She attends therapy three days a week for stretching, exercises, and stander time. Sometimes she loves it and sometimes she hates it. Maddie is an easy going girl, except sometimes at meal time when she does not want to eat, but she will gobble down anything that has peanut butter in it. She smiles so big when we sing songs and will make herself known if she doesn’t get to see the pictures when we are reading books.

In December 2018 Maddie got a g-tube. She still eats blended food by mouth the same as she used to, but we use her g-tube to ensure she gets enough liquids and consumes all of her medicine. By mouth she has trouble swallowing thin liquids. Maddie is a petite girl, but has had a good growth spurt in the last year. Although Maddie does not talk, she knows how to communicate. She will smile when happy and will cry to alert discomfort or hunger. She has been working hard in school to learn so many things. Maddie can read and spell almost any one syllable word and her name. Every single week last year she came home from school with a 5/5 on her spelling test. She knows opposites, what happened next, and basic addition and subtraction as well. To show off these skills she uses magnetic letters on a magnetic board and will choose the next letter with her hand. Maddie also likes to use her yes/no board for simple questions and being able to be given choices like what movie she wants to watch that day. Maddie is so smart. With access to more communication devices she will tell great stories.

Maddie knows who her people are and prefers them over anyone else. She loves kisses and will instantly return the favor with a big smile. Sometimes when she really gets going she will let out a belly laugh that forces you to laugh as well.

Keaton

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
dysraphism corrected through surgery and neurogenic bladder
Listed: Feb 2020
$1,185.00
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!
Keaton has no physical limitations and is incredibly active. Keaton loves to jump on the trampoline, play chase, and ride bikes. He started attending a full-day public school in January 2020 and has quickly and easily made friends with the other children in his class. Keaton is very motivated to learn and tries to soak in as much information about everything around him. He is behind slightly academically due to the previous orphanage he was living in, however he has made incredible strides in his education this past year. Keaton is currently reading at a 1st/2nd grade level, and can complete double digit addition and subtraction questions. His ability to both understand and speak English has also increased exponentially this year. He is able to communicate most everything he wants and needs in English and will use 6-8 word sentences in English regularly. If he doesn’t know the English word for something he will describe it using other words until his point is made. At school, Keaton tells his teacher that his favorite subjects are reading and dance class!

Keaton takes daily medication and uses a catheter throughout the day. Keaton is incredibly independent in his medical care and daily catheterizations requiring only some supervision to make sure his catheter is cleaned properly. More information available about Keaton’s continence care for seriously interested families.

Keaton is a very spirited, sweet, and creative child who has formed healthy attachments with his current caregivers. He is independent in all of his daily living tasks and likes to make a good impression at school by making sure he dresses nicely. He has a great sense of humor and will laugh at his own jokes with the sweetest smile and biggest, belly laugh. Keaton loves building in sand and playing in mud. Keaton honestly just loves all things outdoors in general! Keaton is such a clever child with an incredible future ahead of him, especially in a family to call his own!

Scott #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Oct 2018
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$3,343.25
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Scott spent the first 9 months of his life with his birth family. He was placed in an orphanage at 9 months old. He can sit up unassisted and can stand up with support. He will reach for a toy, hold it in his hand and manipulate it. He likes being held and cuddled. He is babbling and will repeat some basic words such as “ba-ba” and “ma-ma”. He’s been diagnosed with anemia and an iron deficiency.

Benson

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,336.30
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!
Benson is a beautiful little boy! Benson was said to be a timid little guy who was a little scared of the dark. A nightlight of some sort is helpful for him when it comes to sleeping.

Update June 2019: Benson is a smiley guy; blessed with a happy, enthusiastic nature and responds with effervescence to interactions with adults and children. Benson loves social situations and is enjoying some pre-kindy group playtime, several afternoons a week, which involve free playing, manipulative skills, singing, rhythm and socialization. He is very settled within his family home, and is self-motivated to play, whether with his playmates or alone. Benson perceives happy situations and will often raise his hands in the air and exclaim, “Hooray!” , such as when he attends birthday parties or sees people applauding. He is delightful.

Benson understands his caregivers’ interactions with him, but has a very limited vocabulary. Benson is very tender-hearted. Benson loves to watch and imitate , slowly improving his cognition with sorting , counting and self-care skills. He has developed lots of physical skills in the last year. He can sit independently, pull himself to stand without help, cruises holding on to furniture/ caregivers’ hands, and can take a few steps without holding on! Benson loves balls and enjoys sitting opposite a caregiver doing rolling, throwing and catching across a short distance.

Kalvin

Boy, Age: 2
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: May 2021
$360.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Update from December 2020

The boy is active in motor development. He crawls for toys, climbs obstacles, stands up on its own and walks by furniture.  He manipulates the toys by tapping one against the other or on the floor, examining them in their hands, shaking them. He moves elements of manipulation boards, notices small details of toys, can press buttons of playing toys. He takes out and puts the blocks in the box. He is interested in the surroundings, explores the available space and actively participates in the proposed games.

Speech development is delayed but progressing. Kalvin reacts to his name, babbles, and responds with vocalizations to the speech addressed to him.

He is an active and social boy. He loves cuddling, tickling and early childhood games. He takes an active part in them, is able to focus on the activity that interests him and shares the field of common attention.  He falls asleep on his own and can sleep well through the night.

Compared to the population of children with Down syndrome, Kalvin functions very well. His development is constantly and dynamically progressing, and his active behavior and interest in the environment allow for a positive prognosis of further development. Placing him with a loving family will help with further dynamic development and satisfy his curiosity about the world around him.

Stella #

Girl, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
prematurity born III degree, bronco pulmonary dysplasia, Internal hydrocephalus, convergent strabismus, Protein-energy deficiency – I degree. Delays in psycho-motor development. Quadriparetic syndrome. Bilateral blindness.
Listed: Sep 2020
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
She stands upright in her crib and “walks” around it, and when she is among the other children, usually the staff put her in a walker. She has good support of her foot, she can be lead by both hands in bigger spaces. Alone takes a toy and manipulates with it. Likes teases and contact. She is fed by the adult, uses dippers. Does not talk syllables. Continues with prescribed daily kinesitheraphy. Suffered acute respiratory viral infection, applied antibiotic therapy, no complications

Update 2020:

Stella has lived in a large orphanage her entire life. She can stand while holding onto a fixed support and walk while holding the hands of an adult. She will hold toys, move them from hand to hand and knock them together. She will pick up toys that are near her in order to manipulate them. She enjoys musical toys. She seeks out other children and enjoys playing near them. She likes being cuddled by adults and laughs out loud when they play with her. She reacts when called by her name. She eats from a spoon and drinks from a cup with help. She’s in the process of being toilet trained.

Joshua #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy
Listed: Feb 2021
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Videos from February 2021 show Joshua walking, sweeping with a broom, putting butter on a slice of bread with a knife, getting his hair cut, using a needle & thread, using a pencil, watching Blues Clues and responding at appropriate times, feeding himself with a spoon and pouring his own drink into a cup, talking and responding verbally to questions and playing with legos.
Joshua’s medical report indicates that he spent the first 4 years of his life in an orphanage. His right leg is slightly shorter than his left leg. He walks “swinging his right leg out” and his lower limbs are tight. He takes Baclofen to help with this. He’s diagnosed with mental delays, though he’s made significant improvement since being removed from the orphanage and placed in a foster family a year ago. He can ride a scooter, build with legos, and catch small objects. His attention span has greatly improved since leaving the orphanage. He can now attend to tasks for longer periods, including watching an hour-long TV show. He can memorize short poems/verses. He speaks in short sentences and can understand and follow directions. His behavior has improved since leaving the orphanage. He’s attending a day program for kindergarten. He enjoys playing with toy vehicles and can name the parts of a car. He is toilet trained, brushes his teeth and feeds himself.

Krystina #

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome; hypothyroidism
Listed: Jan 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 ***
Krystina can walk and feed herself. She responds to her name and follows simple directions, but she doesn’t talk. Her thyroid levels are checked by an endocrinologist every 6 months.

Kyle

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Unrepaired spina bifida with bladder involvement
Listed: Apr 2021
$211.50
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!
Kyle is a happy, content, and active little boy. He can scoot around independently and pull himself into a high kneel position which he can then hold. He can stand with support. His language and social interactions are age appropriate.

Megan

Girl, Age: 4
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD, hypertension
Listed: Jun 2020
$20.00
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!
Megan is an adorable little girl, born with Down syndrome and CHD- VSD, PDA, PFO, and moderate-severe pulmonary hypertension. She underwent the ligation of the arterial duct and the VSD repair in August of 2017.

Megan is described by her caretakers as active and smiley! She likes playing with toys with sounds and participating in outdoor activities. Megan has a good appetite and she is not a picky eater. She has rehabilitation training with a therapist everyday. Megan turns and smiles when her name is called but, at the time her file was prepared, she was not yet saying words. Megan likes when the caretakers tease and talk with her. As of the fall of 2017, she could crawl, stand up from a sitting position, and walk in her walker. She has good fine motor skills. Megan is very much adored at her orphanage. We are hoping to get an update for her and find her a forever family that will continue to adore and support her as she grows up!

There is a $1000 agency grant with for Megan’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

Yager #

Boy, Age: 4
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Listed: May 2019
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Yager loves the company of the adults. He likes to be engaged in play and laughs when interacted with. He has a special relationship with one of the staff members, who always accompanies him for operations and for check-ups. While lying on his back, he can turn on his abdomen, he pulls himself up with his arms. The muscles above the waist are very well-developed. He will reach for an adult and when you extend your hands, he immediately pulls himself to the sitting position. He eats from a bottle while holding it himself. When he sees toys, he reaches for them and tries to get them. If he gets upset he easily calms down if cudded.

He repeats syllables and pronounces sounds. He holds toys in his hands and knocks them together. He can follow simple directions.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

Liviah

Girl, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, post op CHD, pigeon breast
Listed: Feb 2020
$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!
Are you ready for some cuteness?! Check out Liviah, so fancy in her red dress with her hair in a little ponytail! Bows would be a hit!

Her file describes her as active, cheerful, smart and clever. She is loved by teachers and caretakers. Liviah’s communication and cognitive development has progressed since coming into care at age 1.5 years. She is now ale to ask for help, express her needs, respond to simple questions, and although not potty trained she can express herself when she needs to use the bathroom. She enjoys therapy and learning about facial features, playing a clapping game, and imitating sign language.

Liviah likes to ride on the scooter, go down the slide and explore, taking walks inside and outside! She likes can build a 5-6 block tower with blocks, loves balls, listening to Opera music and match shapes in a puzzle. Her file reports that she has fallen in love with “painting” and “going to the theatre”. She loves dancing and when she sees a cell phone, she gets excited, starts dancing and in her own way, asks for Opera music to be played!

Liviah has many videos available!

Kora

Girl, Age: 5
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome, CHD-VSD (post-op)
Listed: Jan 2020
$1,698.50
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!
Kora can eat solid foods, she can eat all foods suitable for children. But because it is an institutional setting, we give the children little fish to eat. All bones are removed from meat and fish by nannies before serving to the children for safety. We usually give her softer foods. She can grab things to eat herself. She also will break off and share snacks with other children.

*What she means is that they give them soft foods usually mixed with rice to prevent choking, to help the children eat faster, and so they don’t have to distinguish from children with stomach or eating issues. All the children who have come with this diet have had stomach issues because of it and have needed time to adjust to eating harder foods but recovered fine. Each day after eating in the morning and night she will drink a little milk.

Kora can understand almost everything that is said to her. She also can respond using actions, she just cannot communicate with spoken language, she can only speak a little. She did not show any problems with the heart after her heart surgery. Previously her eyes often had tears. In December 2019, an eye examination was performed. She had a Nasolacrimal duct narrowing + nasolacrimal duct intubation. She has recovered well from this.

There is a $1,000 Agency Grant with a specific adoption agency to help a family bring Kora home!

Magnolia

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
$2,500.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Listed: Oct 2020
Update from Oct. 2020: Our most recent updates on Magnolia have shown her making significant improvements! Magnolia has the sweetest smile and seems to always be in a happy and content mood. It’s been two years since we last met Magnolia and she is now able to feed herself snacks, put small objects into containers, identify pieces of clothing, match animal sounds to the correct animal, identify familiar adults in photos, and recognize a daily schedule. There is a bright and happy future for little Magnolia. She deserves to spend it with a caring and loving family. Photos and video are available from the agency.

Original post from 2018: Sweet, sweet little Magnolia! Her little smile was worth every bit of effort it took to coax it out of her. She was a little shy at first when the agency’s team met her, but warmed up with a little effort on our part. And her little face lights up when she sees someone she knows. Magnolia has cerebral palsy. She is 3 years old. She turns when her name is called. She cannot yet speak but obviously understands what is said to her. She can sit propped up if placed in a sitting position. She uses a wheelchair to get around. She goes to a special education preschool and loves toys with music. She enjoys playing peek-a-boo and obviously anticipates that you are going to uncover your face.

Violet

Girl, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Rare Chromosome Disorder: Chromosome 15 Ring
Listed: May 2020
$207.00
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!
Violet is a very petite girl, born in September of 2010, who appears much younger than her age. She is very shy and afraid of strangers, but is extroverted and cheerful around her caretakers. In fact, this cuddly girl loves to be held by her nannies. She gets along with the other children and likes to play games with them. Though she is behind other children her age, Violet continues to make progress in her development. She now speaks in short sentences, such as “I want to eat that” and she can answer yes or no questions. When she became scared of a stranger visiting, she told her nanny “I want to leave.” Despite Violet’s tiny size, she can run very fast and is able to go up and down stairs by holding the railing. Her self-care is good. She feeds and dresses herself and can climb up into a bed that’s taller than she is. She can point to body parts when asked and can do simple counting. She is also able to follow basic directions.

Violet is diagnosed with developmental delays and a congenital heart defect-VSD, that she has received surgery for. Though she was previously on a medication for pulmonary hypertension, she is no longer taking any medication. She was not re-tested for PH. Violet also had a test that showed a ring abnormality of chromosome 15. You can read more about that here.

Agency staff who met Violet said that it appears to be understaffed based on observations and conversations with caregivers, with a higher than typical child to caregiver ratio. As a result, most of the children do not receive any rehabilitative services or therapies. Most of the children do not attend school and do not receive any lessons within the orphanage. Many of the children spend most of their time in their crib. Due to this, these children may have delays more significant than typical institutionalization. This could potentially be part of why Violet has developmental delays. Though she is behind other children her age, Violet continues to make progress in her development. She needs a patient, gentle, and loving family to help her adjust and provide the stimulation and nourishment she needs to learn and grow.

A family that traveled more recently said: “The children in this orphanage are in a group of 13 (ages 6-13) with 3-4 nannies. They were happy and loved, excited to see us and all smiles. My daughter has been home since 1/28/20 and learned English words and how to write her name in country. They watched Paw Patrol and other cartoons and have learned preschool skills from the shows. They do not go to school, but do have craft classes. My daughter can cut with sisters, paint, draw, and color in the lines, so I know someone worked with her. I met Violet and she is very sweet and social.”

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

Quinnlee

Girl, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2017
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$15,004.50
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!
There is a $5,000 agency grant for Quinnlee’s adoption with her current agency!

Update below from August 2019 & a video from September 2019!

She is behind normal kids, but much better than other kids with Down syndrome. She has a very strong self-esteem. She’s not potty trained yet, but will ask when she needs help. She is active, busy, sometimes shy, and likes playing with kids of the same age. She is well behaved and obedient. She can walk, run, jump, and go upstairs and downstairs. Her fine motor skills are fair. She can draw, write, and pick up tiny objects.

Quinnlee is attached to her caretakers. The person she is closest to is her foster mother and she knows to care about others. She likes interacting with other people. She gets along well with adults and kids. She has been in a foster family since July of 2013. She gets along well with her foster family. She has experienced two foster families, but can get used to it quickly. She can express her needs well. Her language is a little behind kids of her age. Quinnlee likes dolls, and blocks, and bright colors.

 

Marielle

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2016
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through the end of 2021, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
$1,300.40
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Marielle is a sweet girl who is rocking an extra chromosome. She plays happily and babbles when playing. She likes to be held and pays close attention to her nannies when they hold her and talk to her.

Marielle’s file shows no heart defect. She would do so well in a family! And look at that hair!

Update Oct 2017: She likes to play in the activity room at the orphanage and especially enjoys toys that make sounds. She loves to be held. She can speak several words like “xie xie” (thank you), “bu ke qi” (you’re welcome) and “chi” (eat). This sweet little girl enjoys music and smiles often.

Update from Feb 2019:
Marielle is generally healthy. She can feed herself & dress herself. She is potty trained, and considered “high functioning”. She can climb, run, jump, go upstairs and downstairs by herself, string beads, button clothes and so on. There is a$1,500 agency grant for Marielle’s adoption with her current adoption agency. They also have MANY additional videos of her!

Watson

Boy, Age: 3
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jul 2020
$1,120.00
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!
Video, photos & update available from summer 2020!

Watson is a precious little boy. He can roll over and sit alone. Watson loves hugging! When he’s upset, Watson will calm down when his caretaker holds and pats his back. Watson’s caretaker often takes him to the garden to enjoy the sunshine and get fresh air. He has a good appetite and doesn’t have issues with swallowing. He is currently in diapers and is noted to be a sound sleeper. Watson lives in an area with about 40 other kids, two and under. We have requested an update and are hoping that Watson’s family sees him while he is still so young! What a precious son he will be!

Update August 2020: Watson can stand up by himself, walk by holding a hand, recognize people, and speak “Mama and Nainai (granny), etc.” Watson has been living in a foster family. He doesn’t go to school yet. Watson doesn’t take any special medication or receive any surgery. He sometimes catches a cold, gets a fever, and receives proper medical treatment.

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

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