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!

Atlas

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: LA-5
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Aug 2022
*** I am eligible for an additional $2,500 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2024, children with Down syndrome under the age of 6 are eligible for this grant. ***
Pictures available from the agency — he is DARLING!!

Atlas has a diagnosis of Down syndrome, is not under medical treatment, has diseases typical of the climate, no history of infectious diseases.

He currently receives early care through physical and language therapy. He responds favorably to stimuli and interaction with its environment, responds with babbling, remains only standing. It is important to continue providing multidisciplinary care by the area of physical, occupational and language therapy for his proper development.

Joshua

Boy, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
$27.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Listed: Oct 2019
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2024, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
Joshua is just a baby in the photos we have, however he’s now 3 years old. His initial report is from February 2017 and says the following: Joshua is an active and pleasant boy. He visually follows bright color. He likes being held by caregiver. He is energetic, has a ready smile and is fond of listening to music and playing with the music rattle hanging on his crib. He can lift his head while lying on abdomen. He can lift his leg and grasp to play, grasp toys or others’ hands with both hands. He is able to say “Aaaaah” and giggles when being teased. When he sees the staff holding a milk bottle or toys, he can visually follow. He can reach out his hands to ask for them and express he is very happy. When there is a sound. he will turn around to have a look. He is attached to the caregiver and stops crying when she holds him.

Noah and Neil

Sibling Group
Ages: 10, 6
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD, Global developmental delays
$1,100.00
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!
Half-brothers Noah and Neil live with their foster parents and 13 year old foster sister. Noah and Neil have a good relationship with one another and with their foster sister.

Noah’s favorite activities include watching tv, playing board games and building with blocks! Noah is a little shy around new people and new environments.  Once he warms up, he will seek hugs and wants to hold hands with people he feels comfortable with.

Noah has an ADHD diagnosis, and the file from Taiwan states he has “traits similar to Asperger’s syndrome”. Noah is currently taking medication to help him focus, and he is attending weekly group therapy sessions. Noah is a 2nd grader in elementary school where math and Mandarin are his strongest subjects. During recess, Noah LOVES to pretend he is a policeman with his schoolmates!

Neil enjoys any type of physical activity, such as playing on the playground! He also likes activities that require creativity, such as putting puzzles together and building structures with blocks.

He is described as an outgoing and active child, who loves to smile! He is very curious around new people and adjusts to new environments quickly.

Neil has language, cognitive, motor and social emotional delays. He receives OT, PT and speech therapies weekly. His foster father noted Neil is improving his vocabulary and now able to speak more sentences at home. Neil attends pre-school and his favorite class is PE.

Keller

Sibling Group
Ages: 7, 11
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Motor Delay, Cognitive Delay
Listed: May 2022
$1,165.50
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!
Keller: Is there anything cuter than a little 3 year old boy in a train shirt with yellow sleeves?  Keller had just turned 3 when agency staff met him in November. He has some developmentally delays, but seems to be doing really well. He may have some mild hearing loss, there is further testing scheduled. He likes playing with toy cars and playing outside. He communicates in short sentences and can follow 1 step directions. He scribbles with a crayon and made a nice stack of blocks for us. Keller has an older sister who is also available for adoption.

Update 2022:

Keller is described as a lively, cuddly child.  To view his original post, click here.  Keller was seen by virtual SuperKids in February 2022 and wow, he has developed into a happy kid, loving to learn new things and share his knowledge!  Shy and reserved around the video camera, he was hesitant to sing for us but did hum the tunes of Paw Patrol while playing and interacting.  Some of his favorite cartoons are Paw Patrol, Robocar Poli, Masha and the Bear and Shimajiro!

Keller is almost 5 1/2 years old and learning in kindergarten class.  He is now able to participate in sports, ride a bike, paint, build towers, and enjoys watching cartoons.  He is receiving early intervention services and has an IEP, with goals of maintaining focus while in groups, improving fine motor skills and interpersonal interactions- all goals he is working hard to achieve!  He receives weekly speech therapy.

On a recent outing, Keller was able to go to Ocean World to watch the dolphin and sea lion show.  He really enjoyed this experience and seems to enjoy learning about animals and nature!  How amazing would it be for him to be home next years with his forever family, enjoying theme parks, aquariums, and the zoo?!

Keller is progressing in multiple areas, including language and motor skills – he enjoys singing songs, counting to 30, and working on fine motor skills such as using scissors.  Keller has received speech services for since 2019.  While he is working on various goals, there have been gains as he is able to shown ability to problem solve, and speaks in more complete sentences!  Keller responds to reward and encouragements in his day to day life.  He is encouraged by  receiving stickers when he learns something new!

Keller has quite the sweet tooth! He likes cakes, cookies and pudding.  He shared that they are yummy treats and shares his treats with his caregivers.   Keller wants to bake and eat cookies with you!

UPDATE 2024: Keller has been matched with a family.  He has an older sister who is no longer available for adoption.

Nathan and Naomi

Sibling Group
Ages: 10, 8
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Speech Delay
Fine motor and Speech Delays
Listed: Aug 2022
$1,028.82
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!
Nathan enjoys arts and crafts, playing with toys, and listening to music. Those who know him, describe Nathan as easy going and gets along well with others. Nathan has an outgoing personality and enjoys talking with people.

Nathan is a second grader in elementary school. His teacher stated he is considerate and gets along well with his peers. Nathan receives one-on-one tutoring to help him with his homework, and he is taking additional one-on-one language lessons with his teacher at school.

Naomi’s favorite activities include listening to stories, playing games,  playing with toy cars, running and jumping rope. Those who know Naomi describe her as shy at first and takes time when she is getting to know someone new. Once she has built a relationship with someone, she is friendly and enjoys interacting with them.

Naomi is receiving occupational therapy for fine motor delays and speech therapy for her language delays.  Her speech therapist mentioned she has made vast improvements on pronunciation since starting therapy.  At school her teacher has Naomi read passages aloud from her textbook to help strengthen her pronunciation of words.

Naomi is a first grader in elementary school. Her teacher stated she has good learning skills, and she gets along well with her peers.

Nathan and Naomi live at the same children’s home, where they are able to continue to have a close relationship. Nathan shares a room with 3 other boys between the ages of 6-12 years old, and Naomi shares a room with 3 other girls between the ages of 6-11 years old.

Are you a family that can give the necessary time to build a trusting bond with Naomi? Give Nathan one-on-one time to help him focus on tasks at hand?

James

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
developmental delays (motor, cognitive), cerebal palsy, microcephaly, esotropia, , moderate intellectual disability
Listed: Sep 2021
$1,259.00
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!
James is 3 years old and has the cutest smile and the sweetest little giggle! His relations with others are close and he is not afraid of strangers.

James has a stable mood and strong curiosity. He can also play attentively for more than 30 minutes! We hear that he has a good appetite and is not a picky eater. His favorite food is corn although he also really enjoys pudding! James can fall asleep on his own and sleeps well throughout the night. He primarily crawls around on his belly and forearms to get around. He has attended daycare since September 2020 and receives physical and occupational therapies once a week and speech therapy once every two weeks.

James was born prematurely and has been diagnosed with cognitive and motor delays, as well as cerebral palsy and microcephaly. That being said, James is able to say some words such as ‘okay’ and ‘yes’, can sit up properly in a chair to feed himself, and is able to express ‘bye-bye’ and blow a kiss!

Jonte

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
G6PD, mild anemia
Listed: Mar 2023
$767.00
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!

Jonte’s favorite activities include finger painting, playing with toy cars, and swaying to the beat of his favorite music! When his caregivers take him to the local playground, he enjoys playing on the swings.

Jonte has global developmental delays and displays characteristics of autism spectrum disorder. He also has G6PD and mild anemia. Jonte attends an early intervention program at a local Developmental Center where he receives occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. One of his favorite activities is playing the ‘imitation game’ with his therapist. Jonte imitates his therapist when they clap their hands, and he pats his head to indicate he wants his therapist to imitate him!

Jonte currently lives in a children’s home, and his caregivers say he smiles often. He usually prefers to play by himself, although engages with his peers when encouraged by his caregivers.

Orion #

Boy, Age: 4
Premature, Congenital Heart Defect, strabismus, hydrocephalus, general delays
Listed: May 2022
$2,057.50
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!
Special needs: Prematurity III stage Bronchopulmonary dysplasia; persistent foramen ovale; peripheral pulmonary stenosis; moderate communicating hydrocephalus; retinopathy of a prematurely born child; convergent strabismus.

This is the case of a male child, born prematurely III degree (1180 g), with a complicated perinatal history and pathological neonatal period. Subsequently he developed moderate communicating hydrocephalus and is delayed in his motor and mental development; there are changes in his tone and reflexes.

The child was diagnosed with a congenital heart malformation (persisting foramen ovale and PAC), which required therapy for a certain period of time. His cardiac status has improved. Given the severe prematurity, he has retinopathy of a prematurely born child and strabismus. The ophthalmic status is being monitored. The boy needs to be followed up by a pediatric cardiologist, a neurologist and an ophthalmologist. A systematic motor rehabilitation is conducted.

The child can flip from back to front, he is unable to sit, he is unable to rise on his feet on his own. The boy reaches out and grabs with his hands and can hold toys for a short time. He follows with his eyes and turns his head after moving toys and people; he smiles when they talk to him gently; he winces and listens to a loud sounds and reacts briskly when familiar adults are talking to him. The boy pronounces sounds and random sound combinations. The child is completely dependent on the care of adults. Diapers are used.

Update Aug 2023:His long list of medical issues are all related to his premature birth; his weight at birth was just over 2.5 pounds. His medical needs include: bronchopulmonary dysplasia; pulmonary hypertonia; persistent foramen ovale; peripheral pulmonary stenosis; persistent arterial canal (collateral); periventricular leukomalacia; and retinopathy of a prematurely born child. This bright boy can hold toys and play with them purposefully. He begins to babble and recognizes familiar people, greeting them with smiles and laughter. He is calm but expresses displeasure by crying when he is unhappy or his needs are not being met. He is not yet able to feed himself, and though he can roll from front to back, he does not yet sit or stand unassisted.

Wayne #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder, Deaf / HoH
Congenital cleft of the hard and soft palate with a one-sided cleft of the upper lip on the left. Moderate mental retardation. Bilateral conductive hearing loss.

$31.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Listed: Feb 2022
Wayne has had surgery to repair the cleft lip and palate. He will be having orthodontic treatment and possible surgery on his nose in the future. His hearing was tested in June 2021 and it was determined that he has mild hearing loss of 10/15 decibels bilaterally.

His physical development is on track for his age. He walks, runs, kicks a ball, climbs, etc. His fine motor skills and speech are delayed. He has delays in his intellectual development and has difficulty with focus and attention. He attempts to communicate using non-verbal gestures and sounds or emotions. He is not aggressive and does not have any behavioral concerns. He was recently moved from a large orphanage into foster care, where he is learning new skills. He is completely toilet trained.

Update September 2022: Wayne continues to make developmental progress.
He follows verbal instructions. His speech is still delayed, but he does well identifying colors, objects and answering simple questions with pointing and gestures. He can make some animal sounds and attempts to mimic other sounds. He appears to understand everything said to him. He does have a documented mild hearing loss and a repaired cleft lip and palate. Wayne feeds himself with a spoon, can dress and undress himself independently and is independent with toileting. He can arrange objects by color, shape and size. His developmental skills continue to improve.

Videos from September 2022 show him identifying objects, answering questions (with pointing and making noises), following simple instructions, playing appropriately on playground equipment and with toys and interacting with the adults on the playground.

Abby

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: EE-10
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
$1,129.80 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!
Listed: Oct 2021
Abby is a beautiful little girl with big brown eyes. Her gross motor skills are good. She is walking with little assistance. Her non-verbal communication is good. She has a ready smile and will respond to stimuli with her eyes. She is speaking words and attempts to communicate. Doctors have recommended occupational, physical, and speech therapies. Doctors have stated, “Concerning her diagnosis one suggestion is that, the child has epileptic encephalopathy (suspect syndrome Dravet).” (This description was from August 2018)

An update on Abby dated May 7, 2021, states her situation has improved drastically. She has progressed in her motor, cognitive growth and social skills. She readily socializes with her peers and caregivers and follows instructions when given. She has developed a rich vocabulary while still having some difficulty pronouncing some of the words correctly. She imitates different behaviors and LOVES to sing her favorite songs. She is attending an individual program suggested by a therapist.

Abby needs an opportunity for family. Can you imagine what she could do with a family who loves her and supports her in all of these activities? Would you welcome this little girl into your home?

Marlee

Girl, Age: 2
Country Code: Africa-3
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy, microcephaly, oromotor dystonia
Listed: Aug 2023
$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!
The agency has additional information and actual photos of Marlee (the image here is a stock image provided by the agency).

Sweet Marlee is just 20-months old and because of her diagnoses (cerebral palsy, microcephaly, oromotor dystonia) she is unable to find an adoptive family within her country. Marlee is currently living in an institution and her caregivers report that she is making great progress. She is now sitting unsupported, clapping her hands, grabbing toys and vocalizing. With the love and commitment of an adoptive family along with the resources for support that are available in the United States, Marlee would have a chance to develop to her full potential.

Also, because of some unique legal circumstances in Marlee’s case, travel timelines in country for completing the adoption are expected to be significantly reduced.

Adam

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Older Child
Conduct disorder
Listed: Jan 2024
**** I am eligible for a $500 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 ***
We are so happy to be able to share Adam’s pictures!

Adam likes to play soccer. Adoption agency staff met Adam in October of 2022 and found out that he likes school and does well in school. His favorite subject is Spanish. His favorite color is blue. Adam enjoys arts and crafts and makes bracelets. He likes to help others and is very tender-hearted. Adam can be shy.

JULY 2023 HOSTING UPDATE: Adam is usually characterized by smiling in the most beautiful way within his group. It is striking because it emits tranquility to people when they talk to him. Although sometimes he is shy, he is usually joking, playful, and very friendly when he feels more comfortable. He is cautious with people at first because he wants to be sure he will be safe. He is humble and very responsible. He fulfills tasks and is usually flexible with his own limits to please others. He loves soccer and plays in two critical positions: goalkeeper and defender, which means he has good reflexes and is also cautious and vital within a team. He likes anime, Asian culture, and video games like Fortnite and Roblox. He also enjoys playing basketball and reading. He has a beautiful smile and listens to what the adults have to say, even though he is private. He has a good heart. Adam enjoys playing with his friends. He is open to trying new food and meeting new people. The in-country team raves about what a great kid he is!

VIDEO:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-adam001
Password: Adoptmaa

There is a $2,000 agency fee reduction for Adam’s adoption via the adoption agency. Additional agency fee reductions may be available from the agency based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. A RODS HEROES Grant may be available for Adam’s adoption. For more information on that, visit: https://rods.org/apply-for-a-grant/ Adam has an additional $2,500 grant through Children Need Families; the adoption agency will allocate this grant.

Hanelle #

Girl, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Strabismus
Listed: Nov 2022
$549.50
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!
Hanelle was admitted to the Group home in March 2021. The director of the home reported that since then the child has improved significantly – she has become stronger, she has started to eat better; she can now turn her self from the back to the abdomen. There is no support for the legs – when they put her on her feet. If she is put to sit, leaning on pillows, she stays in this position stably. She does not receive any therapies. She has better head control, now. 

The child has adapted to the new environment. At first, she didn’t want to eat. She is eating well now. She likes to be paid attention to, held in her arms and rocked, she likes to be massaged. She seeks attention and tries to attract attention to herself by making sounds. She smiles, even laughs out loud at the teasing of adults. She reacts when they talk to her and when she hears her name. 

She started eating better. She eats pureed common food with both a pacifier and a spoon. They feed her. She prefers to eat sweet things. Hanelle loves mashed fruits and vegetables. They give her adapted and vitamin-enriched milk with biscuits. Drinks water from a pacifier; can’t drink from a glass.

Jodie #

Girl, Age: 3
A syndrome of congenital anomalies with predominantly facial involvement. Suspected syndrome Prader-Willi syndrome. Severe delay in neuropsychological development.
Listed: Sep 2023
$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!
Videos show Jodie crawling on all 4s, exploring her environment, playing with toys and interacting with orphanage staff.

She is described as a radiant girl. She always has a smile on her face. She observes the games of the children from her group. She likes listening to children’s songs and dances. She rarely cries. Individual attention from an adult brings her happiness.

Mitchell #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy – an ataxic form
Listed: Jul 2021
$1,000.00
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!

Mitchell walks independently with an ataxic gait. He talk using simple words and simple sentences. He plays with toys. He shows interest in his environment and everything happening around him. He seeks contact with familiar adults.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

GRADEN #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
CHIARI malformation; asthma- uses inhaler; delays in development
Listed: Jan 2021
$272.00
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!
Graden was born prematurely and experienced many complications after birth. He spent the first 5 months of his life in the hospital and has lived in one of the biggest orphanages in his birth country since leaving the hospital. He is often sick with respiratory infections and has an inhaler for asthma. He’s  been diagnosed with CHIARI malformation, but no treatment or surgery has been planned.

He can stand with support and will side step when holding on to something. He picks up toys, moves them from hand to hand and attempts to manipulate them. He interacts with staff members and other children. He reacts positively when he is given attention from adults and willingly interacts during therapy sessions and time with his teacher at the orphanage.

Update April 2021:
Graden was moved out of the orphanage and into a group home in December 2020. He’s made several developmental gains since being transferred. He now has the opportunity to attend a day program 3 days a week to receive specialized instruction and therapy. Medically, he no longer requires an inhaler.
Graden can walk when holding onto someone’s hands or an object (like a walker). He can walk up steps while holding on to the rail. He moves around independently by crawling. He eats from a spoon and drinks from an open cup. He enjoys pretzels for snack and does not have any issues with chewing. He likes to look at himself in the mirror and will dance while watching his reflection. He loves music. He explores and plays with toys. He can follow simple directions. He can mimic actions and learns basic tasks quickly when they are demonstrated for him. The staff at his new home believe he would make tremendous progress in a family.  Photos and videos from April 2021 are available for interested families.

Update on Graden August 2022: He’s WALKING!!! Graden continues to make huge gains in his development since being transferred to a group home. Physically, he’s now independently walking, feeding himself with a spoon and in the process of being toilet trained.

Developmentally, he demonstrates interest in the events happening around him, he understands verbal instructions, his vocabulary improves with every week that passes – he understands most of what is said to him. He is able to follow simple, 2-3 step gesture instructions. He persistently goes and takes toys and plays with them. He is emotional and sociable. He likes when a familiar adult speaks to him and independently seeks interactions. He reacts with a smile to tactile and verbal stimuli. He demonstrates interest in musical toys and toys that make sounds. Most of the time he is calm and happy. He seeks contacts with other children from the group. He reacts emotionally when told “no”. He is interested in different activities. He answers when called by his name and recognizes his reflection in a mirror.

 

Erik #

Boy, Age: 1
Listed: Oct 2023
Diagnosis: Congenital anomaly syndromes primarily associated with short stature. General disease: Hydrocephalus, unspecified. Pulmonary valve stenosis. Congenital anomaly syndromes with predominantly facial involvement- suspected Noonan Syndrome
Erik rolls from stomach to back, can sit unassisted, and is beginning to put weight on his legs when placed in a standing position. He can move forward in a baby walker. He turns his head when his name is called and reacts to familiar caregivers. He loves simple “baby games” such as a caregiver pretending to sneeze or making animal sounds. He will laugh out loud when engaging in these activities with a caregiver. He makes eye contact and smiles in response to someone talking, or singling to him. He reaches for toys and can transfer small objects from one hand to the other.

Danny #

Boy, Age: 5
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Spina bifida
Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus-shunt placed
Listed: Nov 2020
$2,885.58
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!
Danny loves being in the playroom at the orphanage. He plays with toys and gets very excited when adults interact with him. He enjoys listening to music. He participates in therapy each day to work on learning new skills.

UPDATE August 2022: He pulls to a stand in his crib. He crawls using his arms to drag his lower body (“army crawl”). He has a lot of upper body strength. He participates in group activities. He plays with toys. He pushes the buttons on toys, “dials” a toy phone, etc. He follows simple directions. He says a few simple words. He responds to his name. He enjoys listening to music. He eats from a spoon and drinks from an open cup. He tries very hard to be more mobile, despite his lower paralysis. As a result, he has broken a bone in one of his legs. The staff tries to keep him sitting in a chair where he can see everything going on in the room and participate in activities, without risking further injury to his leg. He interacts with other children sitting around him.

Michey #

Boy, Age: 11
Internal hydrocephalus – post Ventriculoperitoneal shunt condition. heart condition – complete AVSD with partially closed chambers. Cleft palate -surgically corrected. Post bacterial meningitis condition – unspecified and acute pyelonephritis. Delays in all aspects of development.
Listed: Jun 2022
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Michey walks while holding one hand of an adult. He can take 2-3 steps independently, but is not yet walking independently. He can pull up and cruise along furniture and objects, and also crawls and scoots on his bottom very quickly to get where he wants to go. He has a very short attention span. He lived in an orphanage for the first 7+ years of his life and received very little intervention or opportunities to learn skills. He’s now living in a group home, where he’s receiving therapy and instruction in basic skills. He enjoys listening to music and playing outside on the swing.

Jeffrey

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: Asia.2
Motor delay, Cognitive Delay
Listed: Dec 2022
$37.00
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!
Jeffrey’s favorite toy is his yellow chicken toy, he calls ‘ya-ya’ (duckling)!  He also enjoys playing with toy cars, playing catch and building blocks. When his caregivers take him to the park, he is THRILLED when there is a dog around to play with. Jeffery is described as clever and will eagerly try new things.

Jeffrey has a good relationship with his foster family.  He often plays with his foster parents’ 6 year old daughter and his 1.5 year old foster brother. One of his favorite games to play with his foster family is hide-and-seek!  He enjoys to searching for people he is familiar with, and often wants to play.

Jeffrey has overall global delays.  He receives OT, PT and speech therapies weekly. Since starting his therapy sessions, Jeffrey’s has progressed with his walking, crouching-down and standing-up. Jeffrey is also making great strides with his language abilities and building his vocabulary.  Some of the recent words he has learned to say are ‘ya-ya’ (duckling), ‘hsiung hsiung’ (bear), and ‘che che’ (car)! Jeffrey received 2 minor correctable surgical procedures in June 2020 and April 2021.

Leo & Kyle (Twins)

Sibling Group
Ages: 11, 11
Country Code: EE-7
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI, Other Special Needs
Listed: Oct 2021
Leo is very agile and curious. He likes to read and play sports and is talented in music. He has many friends, has completed 3rd grade and is eager to learn at school. He is helpful and quick to understand. He is describe as curious, calm, friendly and smart. He forms his own opinions and quickly absorbs new information. He is very interested in creative play and books. He is talented in music and likes to sing, dance and play instruments. When conflict occurs, he tends to feel hurt and then he checks for others feelings. He tries to provoke other children when he gets angry. He communicates well and has strong social skills. He enjoys playing with other children. He is diagnosed with Hypermetropia.

K is active, strong and is very close with his brother. He enjoys music and is in the 2nd grade. He is independent, curious and likes to think. He is talented in music and enjoys tasks where fine motor skills are required. He has congenital glaucoma and can’t see with his left eye. He is self conscious of his eye, has low self esteem and visits a psychologist to help him learn how to manage his anger and express his emotions. He likes to be alone or in a quiet environment and enjoys watching TV. He has difficulty making friends but wants to communicate with other children and staff members. He has a speech disorder and difficulty with attention, concentration and self regulation. He takes medication to lower his anxiety. He is diagnosed with mixed disorder of scholastic skills, congenital cataract and congenital glaucoma.

 

 

ALREADY HOME 2023

Quint

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy and possible other delays
Listed: Jan 2014
**** 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 ***
Update Jan 2015: Quint is an adorable little guy. He appears to have cerebral palsy and possible other delays. He can sit up on his own and scoots all over the place. Quint can stand unassisted and has recently started walking on his own. He is very proud of this new skill and practices it often, although scooting is still his primary choice. Quint tends to grab at anything he is close to, whether this is a toy, grass or someone else’s clothing. He will hold on tight, and sometimes put the object he finds in his mouth. Quint currently has trouble making eye contact, but he still loves to interact and play. He is non-verbal, but can often be heard making loud noises as he plays, by himself or with others. These noises are sometimes an expression of frustration and sometimes indicate joy. Quint loves to be tickled and get kisses!

Update Feb 2018: Quint has become quite mobile and is very steady walking, sometimes even trying to run. He hasn’t figured out the pedals, but loves to scoot around on his tricycle. While he still puts everything in his mouth, he does know the difference between food and other things and will always take it back out if it’s not food. He is learning to feed himself and does pretty well with a fork and is getting better with a spoon. He also holds his own sippy cup. We have been working on using the toilet and he still urinated mostly in his diaper but has many bowel movements on the toilet. His problems with making eye contact have greatly improved and he has been able to make some strong connections and attachments. He loves to cuddle and hold hands. One thing he struggles with is sleeping through the night, which has gotten a little better since he started taking melatonin but he’s still a pretty early riser!

Gabe #

Boy, Age: 2
Primary Diagnosis: Cystic Fibrosis
Listed: Aug 2023
$10.00
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He has a medical diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis and is behind in all areas of development. Gabe was recently placed in a foster home, and the one-on-one attention combined with proper nutrition has helped him make gains in all areas. He is presently non-verbal and does not yet walk independently. Gabe needs a family of his own and access to the therapies that will help him develop to his full potential.

Thea #

Girl, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Microcephaly
Listed: Aug 2023
$1,351.50
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A female child with a proven genetic neurodegenerative disease – pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (identified homozygous for mutation p.R446* (c.1291C>T).  She was born from the 15 th pregnancy, 12 th birth. . On the second day after birth, transferred to the intensive care unit due to hyperexcitability, hypertonus of the limbs, with convulsive equivalents. With evidence of respiratory distress syndrome and metabolic acidosis. Held oxygen therapy for 5 days. A delay in the NPR was found, mainly in the motor development, with axial hypotonia and hypertonia of the limbs, combined with lactatemia. Submitted material for genetic testing and metabolic screening.Abdominal ultrasound: Pyelectasis (mild) of the left kidney. with microcephaly, developmental delay, tonus changes, elevated lactate and proven pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency (identified homozygous for mutation p.R446* (c.1291C>T). At the age of 1, a severe retardation in the NPR with quadripyramidal syndrome and microcephaly was formed. Currently, the child has no apparent epileptic seizures, and the EEG shows no epileptiform changes. Remedial nutrition with KetoCal is recommended; reduction of carbohydrate intake. A new hospitalization is forthcoming to start a ketogenic diet with KetoCal.

Jacob

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: EE-7
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
An adoptive family has submitted an application for this boy; it is not official until later in the adoption process.
Listed: Dec 2022
*** 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 ***
$25.00
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He keeps eye contact, is alert, happy, interested in everything and communicates with others. He likes to listen to music and play. He is interested in toys, objects and people. He is curious and interested in the environment. He is able to recognize people who spend most of the time with him, laughs and leans on them. He tries to avoid and is afraid of people he does not know. He crawls and sits without help, but is not able to stand in his crib and is not keeping a balance yet. He is able to pick up a cup, but cannot drink from it. He drinks from a bottle and eats soft food. He has 4 teeth, but does not know how to chew on food. He sits without help, is able to stand up holding support, but does not yet walk independently. He is starting to walk with support. He is able to pick up a cup, but can’t drink from it. He drinks from a bottle and eats soft food. His speech is not clear at this time. He is interesting in other people, initiates, reacts, and keeps eye contact. The child is alert, happy, is interested in everything and communicable child, likes to listen to music and play. Is interested in toys, objects and people. He is very loving child who would be able to live in a family.

 

Update 2023:

He has a very strong need for communication, is friendly, accepting, happy with all people and very attached to those who reciprocate. His mood is mostly good and he is described as cheerful and positive.  He has lived in a community foster home since 3/21. Jacob spends the day attending nursery school/kindergarten since 3/21. He has become much more independent in kindergarten and is also more active in the group although he usually plays alone. He likes to watch the children and throw toys to make a sound. In kindergarten, he responds to gestures, facial expressions and pictures. He interacts easily with new adults and children. Jacob walks independently, although he cannot coordinate his muscles at will, and keeps his balance when walking. He gets tired if he has to walk more. He is fed by a member of staff at the kindergarten, does not eat on his own, can hold a bottle, cannot yet drink from a cup but is learning to do so. Jacob reacts positively to all children and reacts almost the same way to adults. He received early rehabilitation services from March – August. The rehabilitation was comprehensive: psychological counseling and developmental assessment using DISC methodology, speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, and team discussions on the child’s situation. According to the doctors, the boy is adapting quickly to his new environment, making brief eye contact, smiling, and being active. He makes sounds but does not form words, has difficulty understanding speech and no hearing impairment has been detected. Jacob’s attention span is short and he often throws things. He needs continuous motivation to continue the activities he has started. He walks independently with a wide stance but does not yet climb stairs. His language and motor development is delayed. Jacob is interested in his surroundings and toys and puts everything in his mouth.

Hennes #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Arnold-Chiari type II, spina bifida at level L5
Listed: Aug 2022
$1,060.20
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Hennes has Arnold-Chiari type II with spina bifida at level L5.

Hennes is described as a very social and happy child. He communicates well with others. He can ask and answer questions and make general conversation. When he has difficulty with a task, he says, “It doesn’t work” in order to get help. A member of the agency’s team visited Hennes and said that he is “very easy to talk to and very smart”. Videos from July 2022 show him talking, answering questions and interacting with the adults. Hennes moves from place to place by crawling and using his upper body strength. He can pull to a stand and hold onto a support. He likes to play with all kind of toys, like balls, cubes, cars, puzzles and etc. He eats independently. He told the team member that he loves apples and orange juice.

Evangeline

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Jan 2022
*** I am eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information or to inquire about this child, please email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Evangeline is an adorable little girl with Down syndrome, described as cheerful and active. She likes to dance, color, play hide-and-seek, and toss a ball. She easily understands instructions that are given to her. She continues to increase her vocabulary. Evangeline has great skill in performing playful activities. such as obstacle games. She has good fine and gross motor skills. Evangeline is also interested in running, jumping, assembling Legos, coloring, and painting.

A Specific adoption agency has a $3000 grant for Evangeline’s adoption!

Evangeline was originally listed in October 2019.  She was re-listed in January 2022.

Nigel

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD
Listed: Jun 2023
$90.00
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Nigel is an active and lively child who enjoys riding his scooter, completing puzzles and visiting the park to play on the slides! In a recent video, Nigel is beaming as he jets around on his scooter.

Nigel has a good relationship with his foster family, especially his foster mother. His foster mother stated Nigel likes to cuddle and often asks her for hugs. Nigel also enjoys playing with his 4 year old foster brother and leading him in various activities.

Nigel has an ADHD diagnosis and takes medication. He is in first grade, and his favorite subjects include Mandarin, math and life curriculum. Nigel’s foster mother helps him with homework completion.

Nigel’s social worker notes that he thrives when he receives positive affirmation and is eager to complete tasks to show what he is capable of. Nigel is outgoing around new people and able to quickly connect with others.

Jaida

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency type 1
Listed: May 2022
$92.00
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Jaida has an active and playful imagination.  She LOVES to pretend she is a doctor visiting patients and enjoys playing pretend school!  Jaida enjoys drawing, playing with building blocks, and riding her bicycle.  She is not shy around strangers and easily establishes friendships with her peers.

Jaida has a diagnosis of Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency (Type 1), hearing loss in her right ear, and overall global developmental delays.

Jaida attends special education classes.  Her teacher reports that she is highly motivated and catches on quickly to newly introduced lessons. Jaida recently learned how to write her name, and she’s starting to learn Mandarin phonetic symbols!

Jordi

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD
Listed: May 2022
$1,080.00
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Jordi has a creative imagination and likes to draw! He also enjoys Legos, assembling jigsaw puzzles, watching cartoons, and outdoor activities including rollerblading and riding his bicycle!  Those who know Jordi describe him as thoughtful and kindhearted.

Jordi has a close bond with his foster family. His foster mother helps with his homework and reads picture books with him. His foster father takes him outside to play and reads bedtime stories to help him fall asleep at night. Jordi also enjoys playing with his younger foster brother.

Jordi has an ADHD diagnosis and taking medication. At home, his foster mother works with him to improve his concentration and patience. She noted he has made gradual improvements with his emotional growth and becoming more patient.  Jordi is in the 2nd grade, and his academic performance continues to develop with time.

Jordi is waiting for a family that will take him on outdoor adventures!

Nashton

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD, Global developmental delays
Listed: Apr 2023
$72.80
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Nashton’s favorite activities include listening to stories, running around outdoors, and playing with toy cars! He is described as energetic and not timid when meeting someone for the first time. Nashton is a kindergartner in elementary school, and his teacher stated math is his best subject.

 

Nashton has global developmental delays and ADHD. He attends weekly speech and occupational therapy sessions. At home, Nashton’s foster mother works with him to practice zipping and unzipping his jacket, tying his shoe laces and maneuvering the buttons on his cloths. In a recent video, Nash was able to complete a string board activity, and he is seen smiling with excitement at his accomplishment!

 

Nashton has a good relationship with his foster mother and talks freely with her to express his needs and feelings. He gets along well with his older foster brother and enjoys spending time together.

Evan #

Boy, Age: 8
Congenital hydrocephalus (Condition after placement of a ventricular peritoneal shunt); Congenital malformation of the brain-perencephalic cyst on the right and cerebral atrophy in the right parietal. Infantile cerebral palsy – sparing hemiplegia. Moderate retardation in neuropsychological development. Condition after surgery for non-traumatic subdural hematoma. Atrophy of the optic nerve. Amaurosis Accidental heart murmur.
Listed: Oct 2017
$1,000.00
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Evan had a shunt placed due to hydrocephalus when he was 17 days old. The shunt was replaced when he was a year old. Despite living in an orphanage his entire life, Evan is making progress with his physical and mental development. When a team member visited his orphanage, the staff introduced them to Evan as the “staff favorite” and asked them to try to find him a family. Evan has a diagnosed vision impairment, but observations from the staff and team member who visited are that Evan DOES have vision. Due to finances and a lack of staff, Evan has not been taken for a comprehensive eye exam (it requires traveling to another city). Videos from November 2022 (and past videos) show that Evan does appear to have some vision, though the exact severity of his vision loss is not known.

Evan speaks clearly and uses multi-word sentences. He knows the names of all the staff members and their work schedules. He communicates freely, carrying on a full conversation, asking and answering questions and expressing his wants/needs. He can name colors, basic shapes, count to 10, recite poems and identify the names of objects in photos. He understands cause and effect. He understands spatial concepts such as up/down, in/out, around/beside. He seeks out interactions with others. He actively participates in educational activities. His motor skills are impacted. He crawls to get from place to place. He can take steps holding the hands of an adult. His left side appears to be weaker than the right. He can feed himself and washes his own hands. He told the team member that visited him that his wish is to have a new carpet in the room where he plays to crawl around on. He was told to wish for it in his letter to Santa and he did.

Pippy #

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy, Leukemia, strabismus

$2,053.50 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Listed: Jan 2019
Pippy is a precious little girl, born 2013. Pippy is a twin and was born very premature and diagnosed as having cerebral palsy- spastic diplegia, umbilical hernia, and strabismus. She now wears glasses to correct the strabismus and has received surgery to correct the hernia. Pippy was later diagnosed as having acute lymphoblast leukemia. She is currently in remission, but continues to take medication to prevent her cancer from coming back. Pippy’s twin brother also has CP and is being cared for by his biological family. Pippy is very delayed in all areas of her development. She can manipulate objects using her left hand. Pippy is not speaking at this time. We hope just the right family sees Pippy and knows that she is their daughter.

UPDATE NOV 2019: Diagnosis: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (actively receiving chemotherapy, which will be needed until 2021). Cerebral palsy – spastic diplegia; Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Convergent concomitant strabismus (wears corrective glasses); Delay in neuro-psychic development

Pippy is receiving chemotherapy for Leukemia. She was diagnosed in March 2017 and immediately began treatment. She lives in an isolation room at the orphanage to reduce her exposure to sickness. She is considered in remission, but is required to continue to take daily medication. She has a port, weekly blood draws (to adjust medications), and monthly appointments with an oncologist. Pippy also has CP that results in increased muscle tone in all 4 limbs, primarily impacting her legs. She can grab and hold a toy with her left hand. She can manipulate toys by picking up, dropping, pulling a string, picking up ring toys. She understands basic cause and effect, such as knowing to pull a string on a toy to activate the toy. She explores toys with interest. She pronounces several words and can follow basic commands. She enjoys the attention of caregivers.

A detailed medical report that outlines her Leukemia treatment, other medical history, and her development are available, along with photos and videos of Pippy. Due to her cancer diagnosis, any interested family would need to provide proof of medical insurance coverage that would adequately cover Pippy’s cancer treatment immediately upon taking custody of her. Her birth country will also require a detailed care plan showing the family has the appropriate resources and support to provide the required medical care for Pippy once home.

Jade & Jack

Sibling Group
Ages: 11, 9
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Listed: Mar 2023
$315.00
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Jade was born in 2012. Jade’s favorite activities include playing dodgeball, cutting out shapes and gluing them to make colorful collages, writing and painting! Her foster mother has accumulated all of her artwork into a book as a keepsake. Jade also enjoys attending church activities, such as Sunday school and summer/winter camps. Those who know Jade describe her as easy going with the ability to easily adapt to new environments. Jade is enrolled in 5th grade, and her teacher stated she is an excellent student. Her favorite subjects being Mandarin and Science.

Jack was born in 2014. Jack lives in a foster family. He enjoys playing video games, jumping rope, playing ‘Go’ board game and singing. Jack is a little timid when meeting someone for the first time. Once he has warmed up to them, he will become lively and engaging. Jack is enrolled in 3rd grade and attends an afterschool program. His teacher described Jack as cheerful and smart. His favorite subject is Life Curriculum.

Jade & Jack have two younger brothers, who are being adopted.

Navi

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Listed: Mar 2023
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Some of Navi’s favorite activities include building blocks, playing with toy cars and outings to the local park to play on the oversized slide! Those who know Navi describe him as outgoing, lively and optimistic. He is not shy around new people and builds relationships quickly.

Navi resides with his foster mother, her grandfather, a 12 year old foster sister and 5 year old foster brother. He has a good relationship with his foster mother and often wants to cuddle with her. He enjoys talking with his foster brother and playing imaginary play house with his foster sister.

Additional family history and medical information is contained in Navi’s full profile. We will share his file with families who meet program requirements. It is suspected Navi has speech and borderline cognitive delays. He attends weekly occupational therapy and speech therapy sessions. Navi is enrolled in pre-school at a local elementary school and has stated he enjoys attending classes. At recess, he can be found pretending he is a prince overlooking his kingdom with his classmates.

Ella

Girl, Age: 1
Country Code: Africa-2
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down syndrome; strabismus
Listed: Feb 2023
*** I am eligible for an additional $2,500 Grant from Reece’s Rainbow! Through 2024, children with Down syndrome under the age of 6 are eligible for this grant. ***
$125.00
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Ella’s medical file lists “suspicion of Down syndrome” due to physical markers. Genetic testing in her country is very expensive and is not routinely done on orphans. Developmentally, she can sit up and will stand when standing next to an object that she can lean on.

The agency can share more information about the country with prospective adoptive parents, and photos.

Jay and Jared

Sibling Group
Ages: 8, 7
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD
Listed: Mar 2023
Jay was born in 2015 and is 7 years old. Playing with a diabolo, jumping rope and reading are some of Jay’s favorite activities. Those who know Jay describe him as cheerful and energetic. Jay resides at a children’s home where he shares a room with 3 other boys. Jay has a diagnosis of ADHD. He is enrolled in 2nd grade and makes good grades at school.

Jared was born in 2016 and is 6 years old. Jared’s favorite activities are acting and pretend play. On this particular day, Jared pretends he is a street vendor serving up foods to his customers! His caregivers state Jared is good at playing various roles at one time, while changing his voice and tone. Jared also enjoys playing with toy cars and making his caregivers laugh. Those who know Jared describe him as active and smart. Jared resides in a children’s home where he lives with 6 children of similar ages. Jared is enrolled in kindergarten.

While the siblings live in separate residences, they have occasional meetings and Skype calls. The siblings need time, love and space to help them re-adjust to living with one another.

Samson #

Boy, Age: 2
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Non-occlusive internal hydrocephalus- shunt placed after birth; Agenesis of corpus callosum; cleft upper lip
Listed: Jan 2023
$108.00
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Samson currently lives in a group home. He loves being held and cuddled by staff members. He will smile and coo and “blow raspberries” in response to being talked to. He enjoys musical toys.

Jensen

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
History of brain injury; –
Listed: Dec 2022
$160.00
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Jensen LOVES movies! One of his favorite memories was when his foster family took him to see a Spiderman movie last winter. He excitedly talked about the movie and told everyone “I saw Spider man. There were bad guys. Then he defeated the bad guys!” He also enjoys story books, building with blocks and playing ‘Big Eat Small’ board game.

Jensen is not shy around strangers and has a curious nature. He has a good relationship with his foster family and is especially close with his foster father. Jensen will act affectionately towards his foster father and seeks him when he needs comforting.

Jensen has brain injury history. He is enrolled as a kindergartener at elementary school. He is a quick learner and can repeat words after hearing them once. His 9 year old foster brother is working on learning English words, and Jensen has recently learned red, blue and yellow!

 

Finley

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2022
$95.20
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Finley is a lovely young boy with a bright smile! Finley is waiting for a forever family of his own! Contact the adoption agency to learn more about Finley!

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-finley

Password: Adoptmaa

Noland

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Motor Delay
Listed: Nov 2022

Noland loves to sing and dance! He also enjoys playing with toy cars with his foster brother. Those who know Noland describe him as curious. When around new people and introduced to new environments, he likes to observe before joining in to play.

Noland has a good relationship with his foster family and gets along well with his 6 year old foster brother. When he needs comforting, he will actively seek hugs from his foster mother. Noland has one older brother and 2 younger brothers who currently reside in Taiwan.

Noland has overall global delays. He receives OT, PT and speech therapies weekly. Noland has made improvements with his speech and fine motor skills through early interventions.

There is a potential Noland may not able to live independently and will need supportive care throughout his life. He needs a loving, patient, and caring family. Are you a family that can provide Noland with support to develop to his full potential?

Aurora

Girl, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Strabismus, Developmental Delay
Listed: Jul 2022
$837.00
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Aurora is a cheerful child who smiles a lot. She has no problems interacting with kids and adults. She enjoys her individual sessions with her therapists and is typically very involved. She learns how to dress and undress, comb her hair and wash her hands without help. She understands the language but doesn’t speak it yet. She is trying and they are working to motivate her to talk. She recognizes and repeats the sounds of several farm animals and recognizes them in the pictures. She can put together 8–10 pieces of puzzles. She recognizes the basic shapes and primary colors. She is eager to read the books; she flips pages by herself, points to the right pictures and enjoys listening to the short stories.

She seeks attention from her caregivers and can cry or withdraw if they focus on other children. She is physically active but not always participating and needs time to learn new exercises. She can’t jump, and her balance is unsteady. She isn’t afraid of water anymore, can relax and swim with support. She loves to be outside and play on the playground.

Jonah and Jonas

Sibling Group
Ages: 11, 4
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD, Speech Delay
Listed: May 2022
$465.00
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Jonah is described as a “clever” child who likes to explore new places!  Jonah enjoys hand crafts, such as origami and building blocks.  Jonah can be shy towards strangers and he takes time to warm up and feel comfortable around new people. Jonah has a close relationship to his foster family, especially his foster mother.  He is able to express thoughts about his day openly with her and express himself.

Jonah has a diagnosis of ADHD and is currently on medication to help with his concentration. Jonah is in 3rd grade and participates in his elementary school’s afterschool program.  He has an excellent academic performance and positive relationships with his peers!

Jonas is fond of music and LOVES to sway to the beat of the music! Jonas enjoys playing on riding toys and playing with toy cars.  He has a good bond with his foster family and acts affectionately towards them.

Jonas is receiving occupational therapy for fine motor delays and speech therapy for his language delays. Speech therapy has assisted him to build onto his vocabulary and he is now able to say two-three word phrases, such as “shui-shui” (water), “mama”, “fan-fan” (rice/food), and “wo-yao-chi” (I want to eat it.)! Jonas attends preschool where he has more learning stimulation and is able to work on his interpersonal interactions.

While Jonah and Jonas do not live in the same foster family, they have been able to connect on multiple occasions and had an overnight sleepover at Jonah’s foster home. Jonah enjoys taking walks with Jonas, and he is excited to help his brother when he can!

Jesper

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD
Listed: May 2022
$32.00
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Jesper’s favorite activities include kicking around a Jianzi shuttlecock, spinning a Diabolo, and watching his favorite cartoons, Pokemon and Mysterious Joker!  Jesper is a bit shy around strangers and when in new environments. but once he warms up to a person he really enjoys interacting with that individual! Those who know him share that he is a warm hearted child who likes to help others, both at school and at the children’s home.

Jesper lives in a children’s home with 12 boys of similar ages.  Math and Mandarin are his favorite school subjects. Jesper’s teacher says he is bright and cheerful with a strong ability to learn.  Jesper takes initiative and isn’t afraid to ask his teacher or caregiver questions when he doesn’t understand his schoolwork.

Billy

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
imperforate Anus, neuro-developmental disorder and intellectual disability
Listed: May 2022
$405.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Billy is described as having an affectionate bond with his caregivers and those around him. He smiles easily and often when shown affection or cared for, and loves to be held. He babbles and needs help walking. Billy is not yet two and imitates and interacts with others, shows initiative in walking, manages to hold more than one object at a time, grasps small objects and expresses pleasure in contact with different textures, he is learning to put figures in their corresponding place, however, with help they can carry out this activity. On the other hand, he is responsive when asked to hand over a toy, and is cooperative when dressed and fed. He likes to play with other children, interacts with adults, shows a social smile and is interested in having stories read to him.

Billy is alert and recognizes when he is called by name, maintains adequate periods of attention to different types of stimuli, both visual, tactile and auditory, and monitors them, responding assertively to environmental demands.

Although Billy is behind developmentally, he has and is making strides in his overall development. Billy is alert to his environment and recognizes facial features appropriately in terms of modo, and he cries or smiles appropriately. He recognizes things that bring his discomfort such as wet diaper, being hungry or tired, or  an injury, and responds appropriately.

He has diagnosis of Imperforate Anus, neurodevelopmental disorder and intellectual disability as evidenced in his intellectual and developmental delays. He has had previous urinary tract infections caused by E. Coli and Klebsiella Pneumonia, Imperforate Anus, possible Trigonocephaly, trend to microcephaly, may have other associated conditions.

Update 2022: He had surgery to repair his imperfect anus and his colostomy removed. Surgery was successful and he is eating and eliminating well. We also now have a brief video of Billy.

Julee

Girl, Age: 4
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Listed: May 2022
$1,162.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Julee likes to live a relaxed and easy lifestyle. She laughs around familiar caregivers and takes initiative to ask for hugs. Her caregivers report that she has a persistent personality and clear preferences. We have videos of Julee playing with toys, feeding herself with a spoon, walking with a baby walker, and more. We can see in the videos that she maintains good eye contact and are told that she is able to walk for 20-30 minutes if pushing a baby walker. She of course will take pauses to rest, but typically doesn’t sit down. Julee likes to watch T.V. and play with toys that make sounds. She has been diagnosed with spinal bifida and hydrocephalus and has delayed speech when compared with children her age. However, she has been receiving early interventions on weekly basis and she practices walking 3 to 4 times daily. Julee has received leg splints to support walking and improve muscle tone, and with great success, she is now able to stand up on her own! Could your family be the one Julee needs to support her as she reaches more developmental milestones?

Addy & Jett

Sibling Group
Ages: 9, 5
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Speech Delay
Developmental Delays, Suspected Autism
Listed: May 2022
$1,025.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Update April 2022:  The agency recently learned Addy’s, 3-year-old, brother has been approved for international adoption. He has developmental and speech delays.  Addy and her brother will be placed together.

 

Introducing six-year-old Addy! Addy’s foster family and social workers describe her as a gentle, quiet, and introverted young girl who is kind and affectionate towards familiar people. Addy enjoys working puzzles, making handicrafts such as origami and paper cutting, and skipping rope. We have videos of Addy performing all three tasks above and she really is quite talented! Addy has speech and developmental delays as well as suspected autism, although it is noted in a more recent medical update that she has made noticeable improvements in general knowledge, verbal language comprehension and abstract concepts. She is currently receiving speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy once per week, as well as physical programs to help increase her muscle strength. She can name daily life objects and their uses and respond to questions in complete sentences. Addy has much potential but lacks self-confidence.

Update Sep 2021:

According to her special education counselor, 7-year-old Addy has made remarkable improvements in self-confidence thanks to the support of her teacher and past learning experiences. Most recently, she is learning the concept of money through shopping activities and is training to enhance her muscle coordination and strength through arts and crafts. Addy has an intrinsic motivation to learn and doesn’t let her limitations of near sighted and borderline sensory integration disorder prevent her from trying new things. She is currently enrolled in gymnastics classes and focuses on four major exercises: horizontal bar, trampoline, balance beam, and floor.

Addy has an excellent relationship with her foster mother. She chats with people and laughs at funny things too. She likes to amuse a younger foster child at home and will protect her like a sister as well. Addy has been receiving extra visual training from her teacher at school. Her teacher reports that she is cooperative and will complete tasks that are required of her, even if she doesn’t enjoy them—like writing. She interacts enthusiastically and cheerfully with her classmates and enjoys taking part in activities with adults. When we asked Addy how she would describe herself, she responded beautiful, gentle, and introverted, whereas her classmates would describe her as a kind and generous person, who can be serious in class.

Jett:

Jett’s favorite activities include playing with building blocks, toy cars, and reading picture books with his caregivers!

Jett lives in a children’s home with 8 children of similar ages. He enjoys interacting and laughing with his peers, and he acts affectionately towards his caregivers.

We’re looking for a family for Jett and Addy who will be able to meet their diverse needs.  Jett is a toddler with language and social emotional delays.  While Addy is a grade schooler with developmental delays and possibly on the autism spectrum.

Vann #

Boy, Age: 4
bilateral cleft of the upper lip with a cleft of the hard and soft palate; cheiloplasty; hydrocephalus; cognitive delays
Listed: Oct 2021
$1,037.00
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Vann smiles and reacts when caregivers interact with him. He can roll around in his crib and is often placed in a walker. He picks up toys, shakes them and tries to manipulate them.

Update Jan 2022:   He’s now independently sitting, standing up in his crib holding on to the rails and taking steps when holding the hands of an adult. He’s receiving daily physical therapy to get stronger and the therapist believes he will soon learn to walk. He maintains eye contact and enjoys interacting with other adults and children Vann has undergone the second stage of cleft surgeries. He’s now eating soft foods from a spoon.  He’s currently living in a group home with children who are more significantly delayed. His social worker believes this will prevent him from developing appropriate communication and social skills, so she is actively looking for a therapeutic foster family for Vann, so that he can continue to reach developmental milestones.

Jamsey

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: EE-7
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Down Syndrome
$95.00
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We are looking for a family for a precious one year old boy that was born with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe.  He is described as active, alert and has mostly positive emotions. He is happy, communicative and loves attention. Jamsey is happy when he is spoken to and cuddled and enjoys playing seek and hide. He can sit himself down, sits without help and smiles when he is spoken to. Jamsey follows someone with his eyes, vocalizes sounds and loves to hear others sing. He falls asleep easily and sleeps eats well.

Norman

Boy, Age: 16
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Recklinghausen Disease
Listed: Sep 2021
$945.00
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He is currently in 6th grade. He is active physically and likes outdoor activities as playing soccer and biking. He is willing to help and enjoy gardening. He also loves puzzles and is very good with putting together hundreds of pieces. He is a polite and open boy. He knows what adoption means and very much wants to be adopted. He is dreaming about a family!!

He doesn’t take any medications.