Alan

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Listed: Dec 2021

Alan is amazing 10 years old boy who had a rough start with an unstable and unhealthy environment. He is the victim of parental physical abuse and suffers from post-traumatic past

He connects well with both peers and adults. He is calm, helpful and kind. The boy eagerly learns about nature, sings songs, makes interesting art works, uses computer programs well.

He needs a forever home to support him as he continues to overcome negative experiences of his past and shower him with the love every child deserves.

He has a lot of potentials and wants to be adopted. He is highly recommended by his caregivers. The family with an involved, hands-on father will be ideal for this boy. He would do really well as the youngest or only child (or in a family where the other children are grown). He needs an experienced adoptive family who can give him a lot of one-on-one attention and help build his trust in humanity back.

Delyse #

Girl, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
protein-calorie malnutrition; congenital anomalies predominantly affecting the facial area; cognitive delays
Listed: Oct 2021
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Delyse was raised by her birth parents until she was 20 months old, at which time she was removed with malnutrition. She pulls to a stand, crawls, and can take steps while holding someone’s hand. She is social and interactive with other kids and adults. She plays simple games with caregivers. She mimics motions and actions of other people. She waves hello and good-bye and can say a few simple words. She responds to her name. She plays with toys and can stack blocks.

Eden

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
“ihaveawarrior”Eden is completely blind and has profound hearing loss. She received bilateral cochlear implants and is responding to sound and making many new sounds, although not yet saying any words.
Listed: Feb 2018
$7,807.27
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $2681.96 from MACC donations!

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!
February 2020 update: Eden’s acrobatic skills have only increased over this past year. She has discovered how to climb out of her bed and into the bed of one of the older girls in her home. This cuddle bug loves any chance to seek out physical touch- whether it is sneaking late night cuddles or laying in the swing in her home with one of her friends. The disc swing in her home remains her favorite place, however she has grown fond of a plastic rocking horse as well.

Eden continues to take daily morning walks with her teacher to continue to practice her cane skills. Eden is now able to climb a flight of stairs while holding onto the railing and receiving promptings from her teacher. Recently, Eden has shown an increase in desire to explore her surroundings. Eden’s teacher has been working with her on spatial recognition and her ability to find new landmarks in her home. Eden is currently working on self-feedings skills. At first she was reluctant to hold her spoon during meal times, but now she is able to hold it with assistance for her entire meal. She is doing incredible! We are optimistic that this is a skill she will master this year! Eden continues to wear her processors daily. Recently Eden has begun attending speech therapy three days a week. She has begun babbling more. We hope that with speech therapy she will be able to begin to associate more meaning with the noises that she hears.

Jan 2019 update: Eden has started moving around the home with purpose more independently. She is now able to climb up 3 flights of stairs while holding onto the rail for support. She is also able to come down the stairs, also holding onto the rail for support. Eden has always been quite the acrobat and has now learned to climb on the sofa in the home and will stand while holding onto the back and jump and giggle. She has also learned to find a low hanging disc swing in the home and climb on it. She loves the swing and will vocalize sweet sounds as she enjoys the motion. Eden continues to work with her guide cane and still needs encouraging and prompting to use the guide cane throughout the day. She takes daily walks down the street with her teacher. She mostly enjoys the walks, unless she is tired, then she cries to be picked up and comforted. Eden continues to wear her processors allowing her to hear and she often responds to the sounds of toys falling on the floor, familiar voices, and music. She does require frequent prompting to complete activities in her classes. Eden also continues to demonstrate some aversions to a lot of textures. This is addressed in the home through a lot of opportunity for sensory play. She enjoys having lotion rubbed on her, sensory brush actives and water play.

Preslley

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
“ihaveawarrior”epilepsy; valgus deformity; other disorders of psychological development; Undescended and ectopic testicle; Disorder of prostate
Listed: Jan 2020
$5,000.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $3217.00 from MACC donations!

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!
He cannot talk. He permanently uses anti-convulsants. He can feed himself without assistance.

Bradley

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
“ihaveawarrior”Microcephaly; Paraplegia (paraparesis) and quadriplegia (quadriparesis); Severe intellectual disabilities; Congenital deformity of hip; Optic atrophy; Nystagmus; Abnormal results of cardiovascular function studies
Listed: Dec 2019
$10,675.93
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $6470.00 from MACC donations!

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!

Spring and Summer

Sibling Group
Ages: 5, 6
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”Younger girl: Umbilical hernia; Flat foot; Disorder of brain, unspecified

Older girl: Healthy

Listed: Nov 2020
Although there are no official holds in this country, this child has a hopeful family who has a completed homestudy.
$895.66
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $270.00 from MACC donations!

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These sisters must be adopted together!

Vann

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
“ihaveawarrior”Birth trauma after-effects, tetraparesis, epileptic syndrome
Listed: Apr 2014
$15,264.25
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1000.00 from MACC donations!

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Such a sweet, squishy little guy! His head is completely flat on the back.

Kohen

Boy, Age: 2
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
“ihaveawarrior”
$5,454.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $854.00 from MACC donations!

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!
Kohen has had surgery for his spina bifida.  His mental development is normal.

Tristan

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Listed: May 2021
$99.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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He lives at the orphanage since 2016. Normal weight and height parameters. Psychomotor development is normal. He is the victim of parental physical abuse and suffers from post-traumatic past. He is under the care of psychiatrist and take medication. No medical diagnoses in his chart, but trauma. You could tell that he is emotionally somewhat fragile.

He is communicative, talkative and charming boy. Positive relationship with peers and adults. His teachers describe him as very good, active and independent student. The computer class, math and English are his favorite subjects. He loves to play soccer, card games and chess. He has a lot of potentials and wants to be adopted. He is highly recommended by his caregivers. The family with an involved, hands-on father will be ideal for this boy. He would do really well as the youngest or only child (or in a family where the other children are grown). He needs an experienced adoptive family who can give him a lot of one-on-one attention and help build his trust in humanity back.

Loralie

Girl, Age: 1
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
de Grouchy genetic syndrome
Listed: Nov 2021
$0.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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This sweet girl has de Grouchy genetic syndrome. She made the greatest development in the motor sphere. Walks on all fours, sits down and sits alone. In the cognitive sphere, no major changes are observed. The general level of non-harmonious, below age. She pays attention to her surroundings and will watch the other children play. She is in need of a family to shower her with love and care and support her as she continues to move through her life.

Dinah

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Dinah has nystagmus, diplegic cerebral palsy, and speech delay (nonverbal). She can walk independently and can feed herself. She is becoming more independent and is currently working on dressing herself. Is not potty trained but could probably learn in a more stable family environment.
Listed: Feb 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Dinah is giggly, likes to snuggle, sweet, content. Will play with toys, seek out preferred toys, and seek out preferred children to play beside. She has been working on using a simple voice-output communication system to greet the other children and choose between two toy options. She is social and gets very excited when surrounded by lots of people. She likes to do what the other children are doing. She can follow simple commands in English and can identify body parts by touching them when asked. She shows ability to build strong attachments and follows her preferred caregiver and opens her arms for a hug. She loves to dance and immediately stands up and starts dancing when music comes on.

Aug 2020 Update: Most weekdays, after breakfast, Dinah spends time working on self-care skills.. She also has class where she works on a variety of skills, especially her gross motor and O&M skills. Dinah radiates joy and excitement when she dances!

Julie

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus – undergone surgery.
Listed: Mar 2018
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Julie’s age was estimated. Please check with the agency for further information.

February 2020 Update: Julie is just as friendly as ever! When people she knows or visitors enter the room, she grins from ear to ear and calls them over to say hi. Julie is a girl who can make everyone laugh! She is spunky, funny, and oh, so sassy. Julie continues to work on her letters, numbers, shapes, and colors in class. She can now count to 10, she can identify 15% of the English alphabet, and identify basic colors. She is bonded to her primary caregiver and gets along with the other children in her home. She loves to hold babies and play with other children her age. She can sit independently and crawl. She receives physical therapy 5 times a week where she working on tall kneeling and strengthening her back muscles. She can bear weight on her legs during physical therapy with the help of AFOs. Julie had hip surgery in July 2019. She is working daily with her physical therapist to regain strength in her legs, core, and arms. Through a variety of exercises, she is sitting independently again and has started to crawl. Julie also stands with assistance while wearing AFOs during therapy. Julie is one tough cookie and she is working hard to be even stronger than she was before.

 

Julie is funny and sassy. She is a friendly child and always greets visitors with a big smile and waves them over to say hello. She has good use of her hands and is able to complete tasks such as feeding herself and is working on pre-writing skills. Julie attends an on-site school where she works with her teacher on learning her English alphabet and shapes. She can count up to 5 and identifies basic colors. Julie likes to look at books and play with toys, especially baby dolls and blocks. She speaks full sentences in her native language, and speaks 70 plus English words. She understands most of what is being said to her in both English and her native language. She is bonded to her primary caregiver and gets along with the other children. She loves to hold the babies and play with other children her age. She can sit independently and crawl. She receives physical therapy 3-4 times a week where she working on tall kneeling and strengthening her back muscles. She has recently started bearing weight on her legs during physical therapy with the help of AFOs. Julie is also in the progress of potty training and has been doing really well with this.

Rebekah

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Apert syndrome, craniosyntosis (frontal skull reconstruction done, midface advance needed, would be best done in the US), syndactyly of feet and hands (fingers surgically separated–has 4 digits on each hand).
Listed: Nov 2017
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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March 2020 Update: Rebekah is continuing to improve her literacy in both her native language and English. She is working on reading and writing sentences and expanding vocabulary. She is able to do small simple addition with single digits, and is working on moving on to double digit addition. In pre-vocational classes, she is learning to make paper chains and improving her needle and threading skills.

Rebekah feeds herself independently and calls people by name. She can identify objects and colors. She is independent in indicating her needs and independent in her self care. She is attending on site school where she can write numbers 1 to 200. She loves counting things. She knows and writes all of her upper and lower case letters. She is reading and writing 3 letter words. She can spell her name. She doesn’t want to miss out on what is happening, she is eager to be a part of the fun. She enjoys sitting with adults and telling stories. She loves to color, draw and write. She is proud to be a helper and to be independent. She is working on pre-vocational skills of washing dishes and sweeping and fine motor skills like beading, threading, and cutting with scissors. She is well liked by all the staff and is helpful in the home. She has several very close friends with whom she gets all very well.

Penny

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Penny appears to have a genetic syndrome – possibly Rubinstein-Taybi – but further genetic testing is required to confirm. It was also discovered in January 2016 that she is profoundly deaf. Left eye convergent strabismus, right eye dominant, wears glasses.
Listed: Feb 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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February 2020 update: Penny can take steps with assistance and uses a gait trainer to walk around. Penny is a big fan of sensory play! She will sit beside a tub of water and swirl the water round and round. Penny also enjoys finding objects hidden in sensory containers. She slowly drags her hands through the container finding the objects hidden beneath the surface. Penny is a friendly child who loves people so much! When someone walks into the room and approaches her, she gets so excited. Penny will flap her arms and grin from ear to ear, giggling the whole time. Penny loves being held and squeezed tightly. She also enjoys having her face cupped between her or someone else’s hands. Penny finds a lot of amusement in holding people’s hands and guiding them over a light source to create shadows which she intently watches as they bend and flow. Sweet Penny loves deeply and it is very easy to love her right back.

Hallie Anne

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
club feet, dislocated hip, some delays
Listed: Apr 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Hallie Anne is a precious little girl. She has club feet, which are being treated with corrective shoes. Hallie Anne also had a diagnosis of dislocated hip, and a heart murmur was detected with no intervention mentioned in her report. There is the often-used diagnosis of “brain paralysis” in her file. Hallie Anne lives with a foster family, and, considering her hip and feet issues, was developing well as of the file date (late 2013) She was walking with one hand held, loved to play hide and seek, and if she was thirsty, would locate her water bottle. Hallie Anne loves to play with other children, and warms up to strangers after a short while. Hallie Anne will certainly benefit from some physical therapy, and the love of her own family!

Addisyn

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
motor delays
Listed: Feb 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Addisyn is an adorable little girl who came into care when she was 2 years old, and was found to be thin, with little strength in her hands and feet. With the care of her nannies, she gained some weight, and soon was in good health. They noticed she was able to stand and walk a bit with assistance, but not on her own. A CT of her brain showed no abnormalities. As of her report (in October 2013), she was still walking only with assistance. They assumed at that time that her intelligence was not equal to her peers. In an update from 2/2015 Addisyn is not talking and still unable to walk unassisted. They estimate her physical and cognitive development at about the level of a 15 month old child. Addie is a sweet and loving little girl, who always wants to join in with the other kids in play. The agency has several photos and video of this precious girl. She needs a family to help her reach her full potential.

Rose

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cleft lip / cleft palate, Cerebral Palsy
Listed: Jan 2014
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Rose loves to smile! She has a cleft lip and palate and Cerebral Palsy (CP). Her CP makes it hard for her body to move so right now she cannot sit or stand on her own. It can also be hard for her to talk with her cleft lip and palate. Rose loves when her caretakers go outside with her, and she loves when they call her name. Rose laughs and smiles at people when they talk to her, and especially when they play bells. She can roll over, hold her own toys, and hold her head up like a champ!

Cyndi

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Brain dysplasia, congenital hemangioma, delayed growth and development
Listed: Sep 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Sweet Cyndi doesn’t let her diagnosis keep her down. She likes getting cuddles from her caregivers and is a very happy little girl. Cyndi’s caregivers say that she is a cutie that likes to babble a lot. Her current agency is trying to get an update since her file is a bit outdated. Are you the lucky family that will get to see this smiling little face every morning?

Emerlyse

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Apr 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Emerlyse is a sweet little girl who is 3 years old. She has no vision, and really needs a family. Emerlyse’s update from last fall said she was not walking unassisted, but would easily walk holding someone’s hand. She had not been trained to feed herself, but they were working on toilet training at that time. Emerlyse’s earlier photos show a bubbly, happy, and engaging little one. Her more recent photos show a different little girl…quiet, reserved, and a bit sad. Hopefully, they caught her on a bad day, but she most definitely needs attention and love. Emerlyse needs a family who will work with her, love her, and treasure her. And she needs them soon. We would love to see her smile again!

Kendall

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Missing right eye, left eye deterioration, hearing loss
Listed: Jan 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Kendall is a quiet girl, and she is close to her caretakers. Her left eye has corneal degeneration and she is missing her right eye. She also still has trouble with her hearing and it has made it hard for her to keep up with the other kids her age. She can stand up on her own but needs a little help walking around.

She is really good at recognizing the voice of familiar people and when she hear musics, she likes to dance around. She is ready and waiting to dance into her families heart.

Annie

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Malformations of the brain, microcephaly, scoliosis, Spherophakia (eye disorder), intestinal malabsorption issues
Listed: Apr 2021
$2,540.50
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!
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Hope

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Apr 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Hope is a precious little girl. She has been waiting, and hoping, for the right family. Hope has CP, which affects her left hand, and lower legs, according to her medical report (March 2014). She is a very happy little girl, who enjoys listening to music, and being around her friends. The agency received updated video done after her medical report and it appears her overall condition has worsened. We do not know the reason for this, but we know for certain she needs the love and support of a family to help her reach her full potential. Hope needs you…please consider this sweet little girl.

Connor

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Moderate Developmental Delay
Listed: Jul 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!
Connor is an 11-year-old boy with joy that is contagious! He is very playful and he loves to laugh. His caregivers say that he is responsive to their teaching and he follows the rules. Connor loves music and likes to pretend that he is playing the guitar. He loves when others join in and make music with him! He appreciates sleeping in after a full day of activity. Connor has a diagnosis that includes global developmental delay, but he continues to amaze his caregivers with his determination to learn and do things for himself. Connor is very strong and is able to stand with some support, get himself in and out of his wheelchair, and feed himself. With a little more therapy, Connor will continue to become independent at even more daily tasks. Connor is an absolute inspiration and has so much potential! Could your family give him the love and extra care he needs to reach it?

Tyran

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Tyran is a sweet little boy who is 3 years old. He has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy which appears to affect his gross motor skills. His report was done when he was about 17 months old, and at that time he was sitting without support, but was unable to crawl or stand. Tyran’s fine motor skills are good, with the exception of transferring an object from one hand to another. He is a very bright little guy, whose receptive speech is very good. He was able at 17 months to say “nainai” (grandmother) but it was not very clear. Tyran lives with a foster grandmother who loves him, but he does not appear to have access to any needed therapies. Tyran needs a family not only to love him as he grows, but can provide the therapies he will need to reach his full potential.

Jeremy

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Cleft palate, post-op cleft lip, limb differences for hands and feet
Listed: Jun 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Meet Jeremy! He is an outgoing and energetic little boy who loves playing games. Jeremy will help his therapy teachers clean up and organize the toys in the rehabilitation room. Though he is missing fingers and toes on all four limbs, he does many things for himself, such as eating meals and putting on his shoes. His language is somewhat delayed, likely because his cleft palate has not been repaired yet. He understands simple directions and can point to his ears, nose, mouth and hands when asked. He walks well on his own and can go up and down stairs. He especially enjoys music and likes to kick a ball around when he plays outside. Jeremy has the best smile- he just radiates happiness!

Clark

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, retinopathy, premature, severe myopia.
Listed: Aug 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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He cannot sit or stand.

Jonie

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Post-op cleft lip and palate; unsteady gait
Listed: Feb 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Jonie is diagnosed with post-op cleft lip and palate and an unsteady gait (she was not quite walking at the time her file was prepared). Jonie loves to be held and would talk non-stop whenever someone held her. In fact, if she wasn’t the first one held, she would cry loudly in her crib. Smart girl knew how to get someone’s attention! When learning how to stand, she would laugh happily. Her favorite thing to do is to play outside. Jonie loved watching the children swing and her eyes were full of curiosity. When in the playroom, she always looked for her favorite toys and would sometimes get upset when she didn’t get her favorite toy. A hug from the aunties cheered her up! In March 2013, she had her cleft lip and palate surgery. It took her a little time to warm back up once she came back from surgery, but it wasn’t long and she was walking around and talking a lot again. Jonie loves going on the swing- the higher she goes, the happier she will be, often not wanting to stop. Jonie is an active, clever, lively, and lovely child in need of a forever family!

Acer

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Lower limb weakness
Listed: Jun 2015
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Acer is quite the cutie! Acer is diagnosed as having lower limb weakness. He came into care at the approximate age of two, so he has only been in the orphanage for a little over a year and a half. His nannies report that he has big beautiful eyes and is very handsome….that is clear from his pictures!

When his file was prepared in Oct. 2014, he could stand up and walk while holding onto something or holding someone’s hand. He could also walk by pushing something like a small stool. He is cooperative and can help put on and take off his own clothes and shoes. Acer’s favorite toy is the wooden rocking horse! He can get on and off of it and likes sitting and riding on it. Acer likes to hold the milk bottles to help feed the younger children. He also likes playing outside. The slide and swings are his favorite, but he enjoys playing with balls and toy blocks too. He can build a tower with 5-6 blocks. He doesn’t want the other kids to touch his blocks or he’ll cry. Acer likes taking baths and playing in the water. He eats noodles, eggs, and bread regularly.

Acer receives some physical therapy, but would benefit so much more from the love and support of his own family.

Ashton

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Developmental Delays
Listed: Oct 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Ashton is a lovely boy who struggles with some mental developmental delays. He is timid at first, but after warming up he is a very compassionate and apathetic child. Though he has little verbal ability, he demonstrates his emotional reactivity with his actions. He enjoys connecting with teachers and eagerly searches out emotional connection. He loves playing with toys, walking with a walker, and smiles while playing with others!

Chase

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
psychomotor delays
Listed: May 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Are you ready for this cuteness? Chase is listed as having psychomotor delays. Chase is very mobile and has good movement. He has received daily therapy over the past year to help with his motor skills and is learning to crawl and walk. It takes him some time to learn these skills. While he does not learn quickly, he does try. He is not potty trained yet, but when they put him on the toilet, he will go. Chase lives in the orphanage and he seems to be a very happy boy. He does not seem to be slowed down by his special need.

Emerson

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
muscular dystrophy
Listed: Nov 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 ***
Emerson is a shy, quiet, and lovely boy. Though he’s fairly introverted around strangers, once he’s in a familiar environment he’s quite lively! He loves playing with blocks, and even by himself he will be very quiet and focused when building with them! Emerson was initially diagnosed with liver dysfunction, but when it didn’t respond to treatment they tested for muscular dystrophy (elevated liver enzymes are often found in children with MD from the muscle breakdown as opposed to a liver dysfunction), and found he was positive. Currently they don’t see any symptoms of the muscular dystrophy- he can sit, crawl, and walk while holding onto something! Emerson also demonstrates good fine motor skills; he can scribble with a pen, pick up small objects with his thumb and forefinger, stack two blocks, and turn the pages of a book. When looking at books he loves to point out the pictures. He can feed himself finger foods, and cooperates when getting dressed. He understands simple instructions, like being told to pick up his toys, and can point out his eyes and nose when ask. Emerson is able to imitate simple words like “mom” and “dad.” This sweet boy is waiting for his family.

Gunther

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
CHD, anal atresia, scoliosis
Listed: Nov 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
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Gunther just turned four years old. He was found abandoned when he was about three days old and brought to the orphanage. Gunther was born with anal atresia and had surgery when he was less than a week old. He was also initially diagnosed with a congenital heart defect but received no surgery, medication or other treatment and the orphanage considers that this condition has healed itself. He is also diagnosed with scoliosis, but has received no treatment for that. Gunther has a scar on his cheek as a result of treatment for a hemangioma, but he’s still adorable. Gunther walks, runs and dances. He is reported to have normal intelligence and is described as very clever. He likes to play with other children. We met Gunther in his orphanage in June and were quite taken with him. He was fascinated with games on our I-pad and was able to quickly figure out how they worked.

Gunther needs a family. Could it be yours?

Kyle Cole

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus, Spina bifida
Spina bifida, hydrocephalus
Listed: Aug 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
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Kyle has an adorable smile! Kyle was abandoned when he was only one month old. He had surgery for a meningocele and had a shunt placed for hydrocephalus when he was only 7 months old, but is now doing well although he does not yet have bowel or bladder control. Kyle is described as an active little boy who is walking and talking and has age-appropriate mental development. He likes to play with toy cars and to dance along to music! Could Kyle be your son?

Bentley

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-7
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Encephalopatia due to mother’s alcohol use, Inborn hypotrophia, CMV infection (citomegalovirus), Specific mixed developmental disorder, Bilateral Neuritis cochlearis, Low weight and height growth, Heart murmur
Listed: Sep 2013
As of June 2013: Bentley is mostly passive, his muscles are weak. He can not sit, stand or walk on his own. He does not like to have a close contact with a person, cries when is picked up. Bentley likes to sit in a special chair and rock. Sometimes the boy pronounces accidental sounds. Does not picks up yet toys in to his hands, when is talked to – does not react. Sometimes when he sits alone it was observed that he started to smile. He needs help while eating and drinking. Child’s motor development is delayed, compared to his age.

Carter

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, double hemiplegia G 80.0.
Listed: May 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
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What a little sweetheart! Don’t you just want to scoop him up!

Ezra

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital internal hydrocephalus operated; anemia; protein-energy deficiency
Listed: Jan 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 ***
Ezra has had a shunt placed, and is doing better. His adoption may necessitate consultations with medical personnel, to safely transport him home.

Ezra has had a shunt placed, and is doing better.  His adoption may necessitate consultations with medical personnel, to safely transport him home.

From someone who met Ezra in 2013: Ezra is absolutely precious! He is sweet and adorable and oh so lovable! He laughs when his toes are tickled, or when someone around him laughs or talks or sings to him. He often smiles or laughs so hard his chubby cheekers make his eyes close. He ha s learned to blow spit bubbles and coo. It is hard for me to tell if he is able to use his limbs normally, but he is able to move from his back to his side with little or no assistance. He has not yet learned to play with toys, but he has a very strong grip and enjoys holding my finger. I was told he can see, but not very well. I observed his eyes moving rapidly from side to side, and sometimes appearing to be looking in two different directions. In spite of this there were other times in which he appeared to be quite focused and looking right at us. He has absolutely stolen my heart, and I hope that he will find a family that can help him meet his full potential!

Elias

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; Congenital hydrocephalus; Other disorders of optic [2nd] nerve and visual pathways; Carrier of viral hepatitis B
Listed: Jun 2012
**** 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 ***

Clayton

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy. taking anticonvulsant therapy
Listed: Oct 2013
$8,749.10
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!
Twin boys: Updated pictures and medical info April 2015

Clayton — Cerebral palsy. taking anticonvulsant therapy

His twin brother, Caleb, passed away in 2017

From someone who met them in 2013:
(Brother 1) He is in with a much younger groupa. He goes outside twice daily when it is nice, and this orphanage does physical therapy five times a week. He makes eye contact, but is in his own little world until you talk directly to him. He appears kind of zoned out, and then I said his name and stroked his cheek and his whole body came to life, just longing to be touched and tickled. He arched his back and smiled, but I wasn’t allowed to pick him up. He has grown too long for his stroller. I put a velcro wrist rattle on him and he purposefully moved his left arm to interact with it immediately. He is well nourished there, but he will really need a mama’s touch to help him grow. His teeth look like they are in great shape. He uses his arms, but I did not see him move his legs, though he was certainly wiggling from one side to the other and is a kid who would really like to be on the move! He is not in the same groupa as his brother. Kids are generally grouped by what they are eating, and his brother was in the groupa for kids doing formula and purees. I think he may be on only formula still. It was so hard to leave him behind!

(Brother 2) Several days later, I saw who I thought was the same child in a different stroller, but the nannies corrected me when I called him by his brothers name, slowly communicating that this was his twin brother. They look SO much alike! The first day I saw him, he was badly in need of a diaper change and I showed the nannies. He was laying flat on his back in the outdoor playpen, and when I came back to return my daughter to the groupa, he was still there an hour later, unchanged in diaper and position. The next day I saw him, though, one of the sweet nannies was playing music on her ipod, and he was laying close to her in a stroller. Although he didn’t interact with the music, he was very quick to respond to my voice. The second I stopped talking, he stopped smiling and zoned out again. But, he was so responsive to touch and baby talk! He pushed his body around in the stroller with his legs AND arms, and had a lot of good neck strength. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he is only being limited by the assumptions of his diagnosis. As we left our daughter’s groupa for the last time, we saw him being lovingly carried down to his physical therapy appointment. I think it was a sign of good things to come for these boys!

Neither boy is using meaningful speech, though both babble. Videos available. Wonderful region to adopt from, especially if one parent needs to stay alone for a time.

Joe

Boy, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
postoperative meningocele on lumbosacral area; postoperative prolapse of rectum; strephenopodia of both feet.
Listed: Mar 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 ***
Joe has a ready smile, he watches what his caregivers are doing and gets their attention by shaking his head and wiggle his upper body. Perhaps because of his body, he prefers to have motion of upper body, shake head, wiggle body and roll over to one side etc. At 10 months old, he could sit alone, say ba and ma, liked colorful toys; he liked to be close to others. He communicates with others with his eyes and has sweet smiles.

Shilo

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Jun 2020
$3,669.40
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $1284.00 from MACC donations!

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!
Shiloh is a precious little girl. Her favorite things are to be both held and cuddled. She enjoys listening and dancing to music while being twirled around the room. Shiloh communicates well with her body language. She has made healthy attachments to her care provider. Shiloh will track her around the room and kick her legs and move her arms around when she wants her attention. Shiloh receives physical therapy 5 days a week and attends an in-home school Monday to Friday. Her classes consist of sensory experiences as well as working on gross and fine motor skills. Shiloh loves sensory play, and one of her favorite things is the sound of crinkling paper.

Shiloh also enjoys water play. With the assistance of her teacher, she splashes water around a sensory bin; using cups, shovels, and other water toys to manipulate and move the water. Her favorite game is when her caregiver counts to three and then leans her backwards. As her caregiver starts to count, a grin will flash in anticipation of being “thrown” backwards. Shiloh is a deep lover of life and friendship and would thrive in a family of her own.

Alivia

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-1
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Oct 2021
$325.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $250.00 from MACC donations!

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!
She has FAS and epilepsy and resides at the orphanage in Eastern Europe. Alivia is an affectionate girl who loves to hug and kiss the staff. She is soft spoken and initially with new people she will observe quietly but then she is not shy and initiates conversation with people she knows. She loves singing, acting, and dancing. She also loves to draw and listen stories. Alivia’s psychological evaluation report indicates that she has developmental delays.  She can be easily distracted but is easily redirected with reminders.

 

 

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Nova

Girl, Age: 5
Country Code: EE-1
“ihaveawarrior”HIV, Umbilical hernia, speech disorder, developmental delay, ptosis of eyelid, flaccid hemiplegia
Listed: Oct 2021
$657.70
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $491.00 from MACC donations!

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!
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Vicky

Girl, Age: 3
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Brain disorder, developmental delay, speech disorder
Listed: Oct 2021
$49.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Joey

Boy, Age: 9
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
“ihaveawarrior”
Listed: Jul 2021
$862.75
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $250.00 from MACC donations!

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Joey shows good attachments with the adults in his life but definitely is at his best when he has a lot of 1:1 time with those adults. When that time is not able to happen, he struggles more with regulation. Joey is a very friendly, active, and kind child who loves to play and be silly! You can most often find him playing made-up games, riding bikes, or running around with the other boys in his home. He has a very big imagination that he uses to draw and build, he loves to do crafts and be creative!

Joey is a sweet friend to the other boys in his home regardless of age or ability, and is especially fond of helping one of the younger boys in his home with cerebral palsy. Joey will help him walk or sit to play games, will help him color, and always wants to bring him along when they go out on walks or trips to the shop. Joey loves to be outside, jump on the trampoline, swim, explore parks, anything that keeps him active!

Mabon

Boy, Age: 2
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
“ihaveawarrior”HIV
Listed: Oct 2021
$1,601.30
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $750.45 from MACC donations!

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!
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Draco

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
“ihaveawarrior”Paraplegia, brain disorder, HIV disease associated with another conditions.
Listed: Oct 2021
$275.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $250.00 from MACC donations!

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Leo & Kyle (Twins)

Sibling Group
Ages: 9, 9
Country Code: EE-7
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI, Other Special Needs
Listed: Oct 2021
$100.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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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.

Edwin

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
“ihaveawarrior”Toxic liver disease with chronic hepatitis, HIV disease associated with another conditions
Listed: Oct 2021
$305.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $250.00 from MACC donations!

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!
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Vannah #

Girl, Age: 2
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
“ihaveawarrior”Cerebral Palsy; strabismus
Listed: Oct 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 ***
$345.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption, including $345.00 from MACC donations!

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!
Vannah moves her upper and lower limbs and independently rolls from back to stomach and stomach to back. When she is placed in a chair, she sits with support. She makes attempts to crawl. She reaches out and holds objects with different shape and size. She has increased muscle tone of the lower limbs. She shows interest in her environment and what is happening around her. She reacts with a smile when caregivers interact with her. She reaches for toys.

Steve

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
He has almost no vision in his left eye and 10-15% vision in the right eye
Listed: Oct 2021
$9.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Steve is a visually impaired child with normal IQ and intelligence. He needs a family soon because he wants to learn/study and only a family can provide the resources he needs.

Steve was born premature in the 7th month of pregnancy and required NICU care. He developed Retinopathy and Prematurity for which he was operated on. Currently he is 6 years old. He has almost no vision in his left eye and 10-15% vision in the right eye. Steve needs an adoptive family soon, otherwise he will be transferred from the adoption agency to a boy’s shelter, making his adoption extremely difficult, if not impossible.

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