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Seth

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Other congenital, malformations of brain; Disorder of brain, unspecified; Cleft hard and soft palate with bilateral cleft lip; Congenital heart defect: Atrial septal defect; anemia
Listed: Mar 2016
Although there are no official holds in this country, this child has a hopeful family who has a completed homestudy.
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Update from a family who hosted him: If there is ever a boy who is destined to be someone’s son, it is Seth. Hosted in December 2019/January 2020, he truly showed what an amazing and sweet kid he is. Seth longs for a family of his own, a mom to hold hands with and hug, a dad to share a snuggle with and a laugh. He was one of five kids during a Christmas hosting, and he did fantastic even with the chaos.

Seth does have additional needs. His Cleft Palate has been repaired at some point, and we had no issues regarding his cleft palate during his month with us. When adopted, he will need some speech therapy. But that does not stop him from communicating!!! He can speak some English, and LOVES learning more English! Every day during hosting, he would sit down and do English lessons, and openly try to engage in English discussion. However, when nervous, Seth has a slight stutter. He is proficient at using a translation service like google, and his favorite thing to write was: I love you mom.

Seth is a funny kid, and has a great sense of humor. We would openly joke for Christmas all he was getting was underwear (he wanted a digital watch)…and it was an ongoing joke with him all hosting. He also loves all other boy things: legos, playing games on the tablet, and going for walks to the playground. He hesitates to try new things, but once encouraged…he was unstoppable! He loves the trampoline park and bowling. His favorite food is pizza. He also can eat applesauce by the jar full, as well as crackers.

Seth is a big helper, and really loves to try to please. We do not require our host children to assist with lots of chores, but every day he would find the broom, or mop, or vacuum and he’d busy himself. All he wanted in return was praise and a hug. Seth was really open with affection, and loved to hold hands, be rocked, he loved bedtime stories, hugs and kisses, and would love to show off his video games. He related well to anyone in his host family, but did struggle with meeting strangers. He did warm up to people once he realized they were family friends. He would comply with just about any request (not so much on eating vegetables, but everything else), and was very appropriate with his interactions with his host family. We had no major behavior issues during his month-long hosting.

Seth bonds well with family. He longs for a connection. He is meant to be someone’s son. His ideal family would be aware of cognitive delays associated with FAS, and be trauma informed with an understanding of institutional life. He has spent a large portion of his life in an orphanage. His orphanage director is very eager to find Seth a forever family, and very supportive of his future.

While in America, we asked Seth his birthday for paperwork we were completing for the trampoline park, and he has no idea when his birthday was. He said no one had ever celebrated him. A few days later, all the host families came together for a birthday celebration for Seth. He was so pleased to have his very own cupcakes, and grinned all evening as we looked at pictures. On departure day, he was very very sweet and cried a lot as he boarded the plane. He’s still very young, he needs family to watch out for him, to teach him, and to love him for the amazing little boy he is. Seth is very capable of learning, his behavior issues were very minor, he has the worlds best smile, and a heart of gold. Seth would thrive in a family where a mom and dad could love him.

Bert

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cerebral palsy
Listed: Mar 2013
Although there are no official holds in this country, this child has a hopeful family who has a completed homestudy.
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Bert has cerebral palsy; we don’t have any detailed information

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

Bert’s younger brother has been adopted domestically.

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

Rhys

Boy, Age: 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Profound mental delays; Congenital hydrocephalus; Convergent concomitant strabismus
Listed: Mar 2020
$432.05
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Iggy and Aggy

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-8
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Aggy does show some signs of ADHD “type” behavior; Aggy had plastic surgery to correct a cleft lip in 2014. Aggy has a type of scoliosis and wears glasses.
Iggy has a diagnosis of nearsightedness and astigmatism and he also wears glasses.
Listed: Sep 2019
$2,940.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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The younger brother has been adopted! The older boy is still waiting for a family. He has a history of abuse, and would do well in a family where he is the only or oldest child, with an experienced family who can help him with his trauma.
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These adorable brothers are active, fun, rarely sick, interested and curious. They have never had anything that resembles a family so they will need structure. Aggy attended Kindergarten and will be in a first grade class this year. His challenges are in the light range. If you did not read his diagnosis, you would not notice any differences between he and his brother. Even in a group of kindergarteners he does not stand out as handicapped physically or mentally. He does show some signs of ADHD “type” behavior but many of our children present as ADHD until they are in a stable family environment. He had plastic surgery to correct a cleft lip in 2014. He has a type of scoliosis and wears glasses. Iggy has a diagnosis of nearsightedness and astigmatism and he also wears glasses. Both boys have general good health and good teeth. The boys are in a wonderful orphanage that is structured in family groups.

Ravi

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Congenital chromosomal condition; Severe mental delays; Congenital malformations of palate; Other disorders of optic disc; Chronic inflammation of lacrimal passages
Listed: Jun 2019
$1,003.50
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From a family who knows him: Even though Ravi spends most of his days in the same bed, staring at the same ceiling, he’s fascinated by everything that goes on around him. He loves the rare walks he gets outside in the summertime and being held up in the window to watch snow falling in winter. He obviously recognizes his favorite people and cries when they leave. He cannot sit up on his own, and seems to get tired even when held sitting for long. But he scoots all around in his bed, very actively turning his head to where his feet should be, or the other way around to see and hear everything. He is completely non-verbal. Ravi really needs a family and a chance to get out into the world that fascinates him so much!

Quincey

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Sequelae of inflammatory diseases of central nervous system; severe motor impairment; spastic tetraparesis
Listed: Jan 2019
$1,636.72
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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From a family who met him Nov 2018: Quincey is one of the most darling, endearing boys we have ever met. He is pure joy and just exudes love and affection. His little giggle is contagious. He begged us to take him home to America- he so desperately wants a family. He loves to show off how he can get into his wheelchair (which he calls his car!) himself and beams with pride. He speaks well, is very bright, and will flourish in a family.

He is so sweet, always look happy and friendly.

Wilson

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Muscular Dystrophy
Listed: Mar 2019
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Updated pic 2019; Wilson has lost the ability to stand and walk.

Wilson is a sweet, happy, playful boy. He is great with little kids and bigger kids. He loves to play legos, color, watch tv, go to the beach and just be with those who care for him. He spent one summer and winter break with a host family, he bonded well with them. He is affectionate and makes good eye contact.

He has a progressive form of Muscular Dystrophy. He can no longer stand, walk or crawl. He can still sit upright by himself. He does require help dressing, bathing and some help with eating. He is toilet trained but needs help to get to the toilet. He longs to belong and be given love and attention. He adapts well to new adventures, people and places. He will be a blessing to any family.

Quinn

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephalus; Coloboma of optic disc; Other paralytic syndromes (CP); Disorder of brain, unspecified; Dislocation of shoulder joint; Atrioventricular block, first degree
Listed: Jun 2012
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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From a missionary who knows him: I loved this boy. He really enjoyed attention and affection. He just giggled and giggled. He liked getting high fives and having his belly and head rubbed. Even when I walked to the other side of the room he was still giggling and waving. He has so much joy for someone stuck in a crib all day. He needs a family to reach his potential!

Jared

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Stickler Syndrome. His medical records also indicate microcephaly, a common symptom of SS.
Listed: Jun 2010
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This handsome young man, with dark hair and dark eyes, was born with a rare genetic condition called Stickler Syndrome. His medical records also indicate microcephaly, a common symptom of SS.

Update May 2016: Jared has been transferred a while ago from his baby orphanage.

Individuals with Stickler syndrome experience a range of signs and symptoms. Some people have no signs and symptoms; others have some or all of the features described below. In addition, each feature of this syndrome may vary from subtle to severe.

A characteristic feature of Stickler syndrome is a somewhat flattened facial appearance. This is caused by underdeveloped bones in the middle of the face, including the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose. A particular group of physical features, called the Pierre Robin sequence, is common in children with Stickler syndrome. Robin sequence includes a U-shaped or sometimes V-shaped cleft palate (an opening in the roof of the mouth) with a tongue that is too large for the space formed by the small lower jaw. Children with a cleft palate are also prone to ear infections and occasionally swallowing difficulties.

Many people with Stickler syndrome are very nearsighted (described as having high myopia) because of the shape of the eye. People with eye involvement are prone to increased pressure within the eye (ocular hypertension) which could lead to glaucoma and tearing or detachment of the light-sensitive retina of the eye (retinal detachment). Cataract may also present as an ocular complication associated with Stickler’s Syndrome. The jelly-like substance within the eye (the vitreous humour) has a distinctive appearance in the types of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL2A1 and COL11A1 genes. As a result regular appointments to a specialist ophthalmologist are advised. The type of Stickler syndrome associated with the COL11A2 gene does not affect the eye.

People with this syndrome have problems that affect things other than the eyes and ears. Arthritis, abnormality to ends of long bones, vertebrae abnormality, curvature of the spine, scoliosis, joint pain, and double jointedness are all problems that can occur in the bones and joints. Physical characteristics of people with Stickler can include flat cheeks, flat nasal bridge, small upper jaw, pronounced upper lip groove, small lower jaw, and palate abnormalities, these tend to lessen with age and normal growth and palate abnormalities can be treated with routine surgery.

Another sign of Stickler syndrome is mild to severe hearing loss that, for some people, may be progressive (see hearing loss with craniofacial syndromes). The joints of affected children and young adults may be very flexible (hypermobile). Arthritis often appears at an early age and worsens as a person gets older. Learning difficulties, not intelligence, can also occur because of hearing and sight impairments if the school is not informed and the student is not assisted within the learning environment.

Stickler syndrome is thought to be associated with an increased incidence of mitral valve prolapse of the heart, although no definitive research supports this.

Seth and Victor #

Sibling Group
Ages: 14, 12
Primary Diagnosis: Endocrine disorder
Listed: Jun 2017
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Seth and Victor are brothers currently residing together in a foster home. Seth has a moderate mental and physical delay but is otherwise clinically healthy. Victor has hypothyroidism but is otherwise healthy and not delayed.

Colston

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Dwarfism
mental disorders in the form of cognitive failure; hypotrophy of muscles of limbs; language disorders; dwarfism; subclinical hypothyroidism
Listed: Nov 2019
$1,375.30
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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He has many health issues due to he was together with his birth parents for many years until their death, and they were vagabonding. Due to that he cannot talk, just making sounds. However, he has a good memory and understands everything very well.

Approximately 3 years ago he broke his leg, and he did not get any medical care, therefore it did not grow together correctly. He could not walk, just crawled. Now he is dragging a leg.

Wylie

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
hydrocephaly, epysyndrom, spastic tetraparesis, congenital defect of brain development
Listed: Aug 2013
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Wylie has a handsome boy who is facing transfer soon.

From a family who visited him in 2015: He is calm when being walked around but becomes over stimulated easily. He is getting close to being transferred and this will be terrible for him. In the baby house the caregivers have more time to spend with him. In an institution I can see him just being constantly sedated… This handsome little guy needs out now!

From a family who met him in 2014:  Wylie is a sweet boy, and obviously loved by the nannies. They often stooped down to talk to him, and walked hand in hand with him. He walked constantly, clapping his hands and smiling. He exhibited what I would describe as autistic tendencies. I don’t recall ever hearing him speak. One day he wondered out of his groupa (apparently the door wasn’t latched) into the common area we were visiting out son in. My husband took his hand and led him back. He has a special place in our hearts and we pray someone will see him and choose him. I would be glad to talk to anyone interested. He is precious. He’s at a great baby house, that is very pro-adoption, and in a faster region than most.

*** This child has significant facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). This is a cautionary disclosure to better prepare our potential adoptive families. Families considering this child should research and be prepared for the challenges that can come with this condition. You can learn more about FAS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetal_alcohol_syndrome and post to our Facebook group to ask other adoptive parents about the challenges and blessings of children with FAS. ***

Sawyer #

Boy, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis
Arthrogryposis with knee joint contractures, bilateral club foot, Hypotrophy
Listed: Apr 2016
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Sawyer is able to move around the room by scooting on his bottom. He can talk in sentences, but his articulation is not always clear. He plays with toys, responds when spoken to, follows simple directions, and assists with self-help tasks such as dressing/undressing.
Photo and videos from March 2016 are available through the agency.

Update below, April 2019:

Sawyer has spent his entire life in a large orphanage, where his experiences and interactions have been limited. He’s been attending school and working with a speech therapist for the past 2 years and this has resulted in an increase in all skill areas. Sawyer can talk in simple sentences and answer questions. His articulation is poor, but he’s made improvements with the help of a speech therapist. He can count to 10, identify his body parts, and answer basic questions such as his name and age. He demonstrates imaginative play with toys. His motor skills are delayed due to his diagnosis. He uses a wheelchair for mobility and will also scoot around the room on his bottom. He can feed himself. He can take his shoes and socks off independently. He is described as very social. He works hard during academic instruction. He enjoys interacting with both peers and adults. It is believed that his cognitive delays are due to the environment he has lived in and lack of exposure.

Breckin

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2014
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Update July 2020: Breckin is such a fun kid who loves hugs and one on one interaction. If you go in for a hug, be ready to stay awhile because he will want to hold you there. He can currently hold his own bottle to drink on his own. He is spending more time in a walker in therapy. He needs encouragement in it, but is getting better. He will walk with you with support for a little ways as well. With more intense therapy, he would really excel in this area. He loves it when his caregivers sing his favorite songs. He really likes hymns as well as the Goodnight Song sung in his house.

Update Jan 2015: Breckin has cerebral palsy, but he can sit up and stand with assistance. He can even take a few steps if you hold onto his hands. He has been receiving regular therapy and loves this time. Breckin is making great improvements – he now has a modified crawl that he uses to get all around his house and can quickly move to wherever he wants to be. He can also pull himself up to stand and does this often. Breckin does not yet feed himself, but he has practiced holding his own spoon and sippy cup and has made great progress. Breckin is a happy little guy who loves to play.

Frederik

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV; Hepatitis C
Listed: Mar 2019
$23.20
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Hunter, Forest, and Ridge

Sibling Group
Ages: 12, 14, 17
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
See below for diagnoses and additional information.
Listed: Aug 2013
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Brothers – they need to be adopted together!

They are said to be “very good boys”!

Hunter, the oldest, was born in March 2004:  Hyperkinetic disorders/Hyperkinetic conduct disorder; Nonorganic sleep disorder/Emotional sleep disorder; Benign intracranial hypertension; Other specified diseases of gallbladder; Flat foot.  Due to his age, he is now adoptable only with his younger brothers.

Hunter likes to eat a lot. He and his brother Forest have a lot of energy. He really likes to do arts and crafts and play games. Most of the time he has a very sweet disposition. He is very keen to interact with adults. That being said if an adult is too rough with him things will start to escalate. If an adult tries to swat at him or restrain him in someway he may attempt to bite. Hunter can speak pretty well but he can’t always communicate what’s going on with his emotions. Hunter responds best to strong male figures. An attentive dad is key to a positive adoption for him. He is in grade 4 here but he can’t read, write, do math, or anything like that right now. He is schooled by himself and school mostly consists of arts and crafts. He is not unintelligent but very delayed. He likes soccer. He would be great in an attentive family where he and his brothers will get much attention and where they will be by far the youngest children. I would adopt him myself if I could be as focused on him and his brothers as he needs a dad and mom to be and if we had the space for them along with our current 3. He enjoys picking fruit and cleaning in the orphanage. He is never been far from the orphanage and he is interested in coming to America. He has communicated that he really wants to come to America and really wants a papa.

Forest, the middle boy, was born in Aug 2006:
Mild mental delays; speech disorder

Forest likes to eat a lot. He does school the same way his brother Hunter does. He is considered to be in the second grade. Very sweet but also very active. Like his older brother, he needs to need a lot of attention to keep him from unintended harm. He likes to be outside. He has minor institutional self harming tendencies like scratching himself to leave marks. He does not do that a lot though. Forest loves to give hugs and kisses and hold hands with the adults.

Ridge, the youngest brother was born in Aug 2008
Stenosis of pulmonary artery; currently he does not require surgery. Tuberculin skin test – positive?

Ridge likes to clean. He was mopping the floor with an adult sized mop as I wrote this. He is a very small but sweet boy. He’s a very peaceful and charming child. He is not in school yet but he seems to be the most intellectual of his brothers. He will likely do better in school then his brothers when he gets the chance. He is so cute it is hard to imagine him spending another day without a family. When the boys orphanage shuts down Ridge will be separated from his brothers for several months because he is not old enough to go with his older brothers. I expect this will be a very traumatic time for him, so if a family could come for him as soon as possible that would be best. No family should hesitate to adopt these children as long as they are available to give the time and attention that these children deserve. If that is done the children will flourish.

Gerry

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Other disorders of nervous system; Mild mental delays; Other congenital valgus deformities of feet; Divergent concomitant strabismus
Listed: Nov 2016
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Brody and Auggie

Sibling Group
Ages: 15, 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Brody born April 2006: FAS
Auggie born March 2005: Rough mental delay, partial atrophy of eye nerves, cerebral palsy, Epilepsy-FAS
Listed: May 2011
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From someone who met Brody in 2011 and Auggie in 2012:  Brody and Auggie are sweet little boys who appear to have some sort of genetic disorder that causes developmental delays and self-harming behaviors. They are not aggressive towards others, only towards themselves, and these behaviors can be halted temporarily by picking either boy up and spinning him around. Brody is able to walk, and can drink from a cup without help. He is not quite able to feed himself, but is willing to try. Auggie was in a laying room for over a year, but after only 3 months of physical therapy is now sitting independently and working on learning to stand. Both boys have wonderful, heart stealing smiles. Brody appears to be in his own world much of the time, and loves things that crinkle or light up, and things shaped like sticks, as well as hands, gloves, feet and socks. He shows numerous signs of autism, which may or may not be environmental. Auggie loves things that crinkle or light up, slinkies, music, and tv. He is more interactive than Brody, and appears to lift his arms up to indicate he would like to be held. This is the only form of communication I observed from either of the boys. The boys are currently living in separate orphanages. I pray a family will reunite these brothers together in one family, where they can receive all the love and attention they need to meet their full potential!

We hope a family will consider adopting them TOGETHER.

More pictures available.

Byron

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
FAS, Internal hydrocephalus, congenital brain malformations, slight mental delay, crossed eyes
Listed: Sep 2015
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So so sweet!! New pic December 2016.

Clayton

Boy, Age: 10
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!

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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.

Dan, Forest, and Jenny

Sibling Group
Ages: 15, 14, 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
boy, born 2006: other disorder of psychological development
boy, born 2007: other mixed disorder of conduct and emotions
girl, born 2010: disorder of speech, disturbance of activity
Listed: Sep 2019
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Sibling set! These 3 MUST be adopted together!

 

Easton

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Multiple congenital malformations, condition similar to CP
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January 2017: Easton has been institutionalized. He is hungry, retrained, and miserable. Please help us find his family!

From a family who met him in March 2014: Easton is an incredibly cheerful little boy. The nannies told us that he is smart and talks with them, though we were also told that he is delayed. In fairness, Easton spends almost all of his time in a crib. He would either be sitting or laying when we saw him.

Easton always seemed to be very aware of what was happening around him. One day when a nanny was getting our son ready for his visit, we did a little dance behind her and Easton laughed. He would often smile brighter when we would wave at him across the room while picking up our son on our visits. I believe Easton would flourish in his own family.

Elliot, Casey, and Lynn

Sibling Group
Ages: 17, 15, 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Elliot, boy, born 2004 – mental delays
Lynn & Casey are both healthy
Listed: May 2015
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Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Casey, the younger girl was born in 2008 and has no SNs, just some kind of development delay. She is smart and active, participate in all orphanage performances. She has now been transferred.

Her older sister, Lynn, was transferred from her orphanage due to her age. She was born in 2006. By orphanage social worker her older sister is VERY smart and beautiful, no SNs, very active in all performances. She has now been transferred again.

Both girls need a family asap!!!  These 2 siblings are to be adopted together for sure.

They also have an older brother born in 2004. He is in the special school orphanage and has severe mental delays.  Elliot will only be adoptable with his sisters.

If a family decides to adopt all 3 children it will be great! If they want only two younger siblings they are to be approved for 3 children and to get referral to meet ALL 3 siblings. Then if they decide not to adopt the oldest one we will do the best to “separate” them. I think it is possible, but we cannot guarantee it for sure.  They have a younger brother as well, and he has already been adopted.

 

Emerson

Boy, Age: 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
symptomatic epilepsy; Other disorders of psychological development; Tuberous sclerosis; Other ill-defined heart diseases.; anemia; Hypermetropia;  strabismus; Cytomegaloviral disease; Probable FAS.
Listed: Sep 2010
**** 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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Emerson has waited SO long.  Emerson is such a handsome and active boy with an awesome smile! He needs a family! Emerson is growing up so fast! He is so tall now! He is a sweet, blonde haired, blue eyed boy waiting for his forever family. He is quite self sufficient and a happy child.

Emery

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Convergent squint (operated), slight mental delay, fetal alcohol syndrome, epileptic reaction (affective-respiratory seizures), nanism of somatogenic genesis, poor speech
Listed: Dec 2013
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Info from a family that met him 10/15:  He has a lot of energy, but he listens well to the nannies. They often reminded him to behave in passing – though it was more of a reminder that they were watching than because he was acting up. He interacts well with other children though he did not engage me (adult) very much. He is delayed, but has potential in a family. Super cute. He needs a family, there is so much hope and potential for him that he will not get in an orphanage. He would do well with older children to set an example.

Anthony

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Epilepsy, Left Hemiplegia/Visual Impairment
Listed: Jul 2020
$1,076.00
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!
Anthony is a happy 10-year-old boy who spreads joy wherever he goes! He has a love for any kind of music, but his favorite song is “You Are My Sunshine.” The truth is that Anthony is a ray of sunshine in the lives of those around him. Anthony gets so excited when his caretakers sing to him. It is a blessing to see the delight on his face!

Although he does require some assistance with daily tasks, Anthony is strong and determined. Anthony’s caregivers believe that with continued therapy, he will be able to do many more things on his own. He is learning through a sensory-based curriculum at school. His teachers report that he is making great progress on his communication skills and it is evident that Anthony will continue to improve in all of his abilities with the extra love and care of a forever family. Could you give Anthony all the love he deserves to help him thrive in life?

Update Feb 2021:  Anthony has been living at the children’s home since he was a year old. He is a smart and caring boy. Access to quality medical care to assess the severity of his disabilities would be extremely beneficial. Anthony does require support with daily cares and accessing education. However, the growth he has experienced at the children’s home has been nothing short of miraculous. Anthony loves music and physical touch. Although he uses a wheelchair his favorite place to be is on the floor; where he can move around and explore his environment. His smile brightens even the darkest of days and his tenacity and determination are inspiring to all. The best days are ones where Anthony is laughing out loud. Anthony longs to be with a family who will love him for who he is. He would bring unending joy to them and the growth he experiencing would increase 10-fold in the care of a forever family.

Cruze

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis
Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita; Mild intellectual disabilities; delayed development following protein-calorie malnutrition
Listed: Nov 2020
$108.45
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!

Malachi

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Oct 2020
$135.00
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!
Malachi is a very happy, friendly, active child! He loves to play with the other children in his home, jump on the trampoline, ride his bike, and listen to music. Malachi is blind, but has good awareness of his surroundings in familiar settings. Malachi is independent in all his daily living skills. He attended a local school for the blind until class five and is now homeschooled. He is very motivated to learn new skills and new information – one of his favorite activities is listening to the news on the radio. Malachi reads braille and is currently at around a 3rd/4th grade level. He says his favorite subjects in school are math and social studies. Malachi speaks Telugu fluently and English conversationally. In English he can communicate basic needs and sentences and he is continuing to learn more words every day!

Malachi enjoys playing independently as well as in groups of his peers. His favorite activities revolve around music, including learning new songs and playing the piano. Malachi has an ear for notes and can listen to a song and figure out the melody on the piano, without any instruction. Within a few days of starting on the piano he had figured out to play “Happy Birthday” and “Jingle Bells” just by listening to the songs. He has expressed interest in piano lessons as well as learning other instruments.

Malachi is a very sweet and spirited child who has formed healthy attachments with his current caregivers. He has a close relationship with a few of the other boys in his home and enjoys including everyone, regardless of ability, into his play. Malachi is finding his sense of humor and likes to try out different jokes and funny sounds to make others around him laugh. He is a very bright child who would do incredibly well in a family!

Harbin

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy, symptomatic epilepsy (secondary generalized seizures), optic nerve atrophy, crossed eyes.
Listed: Apr 2013
$31.50
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!

Cameron

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Congenital hydrocephalus; paraplegia and tetraplegia (spastic tetraparesis); partial atrophy of optic discs of both eyes; additional chord of the left heart ventricle; hernia
Listed: Jun 2017
**** 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 ***
Look at the curls on this doll! Cameron is in urgent need of medical care!!

Camden

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Microcephaly; Spastic tetraparesis
Listed: Apr 2016
**** 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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updated pics/video! August 2016

He will be transferred to a handicapped children orphanage with no big chance to survive there. It may happen at the begining of 2017. He needs a family ASAP. He is very good and friendly child.

He has a good potential but no chance for any development in the orphanage. They will place him into the orphanage for handicapped children in a village with no chance for normal life.

His sister was adopted domestically a while ago. Please, help to place him in a loving family!

Buddy

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Robinow syndrome, external-internal hydrocephalus, mental delay, secondary cardiomyopathy, minor heart anomaly, nanism, secondary enzyme defect, recurrent bronchitis
Listed: Apr 2015
**** 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 ***
From a family who adopted in 2016: I did not personally meet him, but he was in my son’s institution when we were there just two months ago. The village where this institution is located is small and very safe. The hotel has modern amenities and is owned by an English speaking local who will take very good care of you and feed you very well! The locals are friendly and helpful to Americans. The institution is a quick and easy walk from the hotel. We were the second family to ever adopt from this institution and the judge in this region waived the ten day wait for both of us. I would be more than happy to talk to those interested in adopting from this institution. We had an excellent experience here!

Chad

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
Hearing loss
Listed: Feb 2016
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
He is a nice, smart boy

Chase

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
obvious mental delay, poor understanding, almost does not speak, nervous, not even-tempered.
Listed: Feb 2011
**** 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 ***
Chase is a handsome Roma boy with dark hair, olive skin and giant brown eyes. He needs a loving family of his own to bring him out of his shell and to finally feel comfortable and safe.

From his medical records: obvious mental delay, poor understanding, almost does not speak, nervous, not even-tempered.

Archie

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Microcephaly, specific disorders of mental development, cardiomyopathy
Listed: Apr 2015
**** 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 ***

Vincent, Wade & Siblings

Sibling Group
Ages: 5, 7, 17, 15, 13, 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Vincent: Youngest Boy, born 2014: Disorder of brain, unspecified; malnutrition

Wade: born 2016: Disorder of brain, unspecified

Listed: Dec 2018
$1,248.00
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!
Total of 6 siblings: the other 4 siblings are 14 (a boy), 12 (a girl), 10 (a girl) and 8 (a boy). The older 4 have been to the US for hosting.

Hadden and Hadley

Sibling Group
Ages: 12, 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Deaf / HoH
Twin boys, born 2009
Hearing impairment
Listed: Oct 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Update from someone who knows them very well: We have known them for over 4 years and visited their orphanage over 20 times.  They have autism and are non-verbal and at this time.  They were just transferred to an adult institution right after their seventh birthday.  The boys are one to one and arms length for bolting and mouthing; both at this time are not toilet trained and are on medication to assist with hyperactivity and self injurious behaviors.  Both boys are extraordinarily special to me, however, they must go to a family prepared for all of their needs.  They are not deaf.

Griffin

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CP, Mild cognitive disorder, probable FAS; Flaccid hemiplegia, Other vitreous opacities
Listed: Jul 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 ***
Griffin can walk with help, understands simple instructions, can say separate words.

Updated pic from summer 2019, he is being hosted in the US! Griffin is extremely sweet and affectionate. He shows a lot of intelligence and is very resourceful. He was understanding and speaking some English in the two weeks he was with us. He can walk and run, but would absolutely thrive with orthotics and physical therapy. He also managed stairs well, as long as there is a railing. His favorite things to do are swim (needs a life vest), jump on the trampoline, and listen to music. Oh, and eat, of course!

From two of the families that hosted him, we believe he would do best as the youngest and smallest child or as an only child. There was some aggression and anger in certain situations. We also believe there should be no animals in the home. Or caution with line of sight supervision.

He has mixed maturity and typically fell between 2-4 yrs old behaviorally and emotionally. Sometimes older, often younger. He completely deserves to be babied and spoiled and loved on. He would absolutely thrive and blow expectations out of the water.

Corbett

Boy, Age: 13
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
enuresis, Mild mental delays, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, pilonidal cyst or pilonidal fistula
Listed: May 2015
**** 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 ***

Donny

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Pervasive developmental disorders, Hypertrophy of adenoids, Cardiomyopathy, unspecified, Complicated cataract, Myopia
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 ***
He has little sight, but he is a very friendly and happy boy!

Dryden

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
HIV +, possible FAS; Hepatomegaly with splenomegaly, not elsewhere classified
Listed: Oct 2015
**** 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 ***

Dak

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
severe mental delay, cardiomyopathy, atrophy of visual nerve
Listed: Nov 2020
$351.00
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!

Damian and his brother

Sibling Group
Ages: 5, 14
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Other disorders of psychological development; Disorder of brain, unspecified; Patent ductus arteriosus
Listed: Mar 2019
$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!
He has a brother in a different orphanage born in 2007. They must be adopted together!

Edison

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Severe mental delay, scoliosis, strabismus, flat feet, atrophy of visual nerve
Listed: Nov 2020
$34.20
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

Eldridge

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy; significant features of FAS, but this is not diagnosed
Listed: Dec 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 ***
Eldridge also has significant features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome), but this is not diagnosed.

George and Dorothy

Sibling Group
Ages: 11, 12
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
.
George, born 2010
Atrial septal defect (condition after surgery on December 20, 2012), mitral valve insufficiency of 2 stage, tricuspid insufficiency of 1-2 stage, circulatory deficiency of 1 stage, atrial septal defect, fetal alcohol syndrome, delay of physical and mental development – alcoholic embryopathy, severe astigmatism of both eyes, primary pulmonary hypertention

Dorothy, born 2009; Healthy

Listed: Nov 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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There are other siblings, who are older and no longer adoptable, due to age.
Girl, born 2001; {aged out}; Boy, born 1999; {aged out}

George and Martha

Sibling Group
Ages: 11, 16
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
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George, born 2010
Delay of psychological and speech development, used to have heart defect (oval window that closed), hemangioma, chest deformation.

Martha, born 2004: Severe mental delays

Listed: Apr 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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George can fulfill simple instructions, does not walk very well.

Martha does not react to her name, does not know colors, does not play with toys.  Can feed herself, but is not adequate. She would eat banana with skin and candy with cover. She is not potty trained. Her speech is almost not developed.

There is a history of prior neglect; George has better development because he lived in the family less time than Martha, before they were removed.

Falcon

Boy, Age: 11
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Nephritic agenesis, one sided; light degree mental delay
Listed: Feb 2019
$1,019.70
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!

Hollace

Boy, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy – spastic diplegia; blindness of both eyes; hernia; valgus feet; cardiovascular system malformations
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 ***

Elijah

Boy, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-1
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Birth defect of central nervous system, hydrocephalus, mental delays, manifest deviation, cardipathy and protein-calorie deficiency
Listed: Jun 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 ***
Elijah needs a family asap, because he needs constant care, and at the orphanage he doesn’t receive it. They fed him with wheat cream only and how he is feeling sick all the time, it’s hard to feed him, so that at orphanages he just remains hungry sometimes.

He can walk and likes music and playing with mobile phones. He likes watching TV and doesn’t speak much.

Elijah really responds well to a male caregiver — he needs a Papa of his very own!
From a missionary who visited in August 2014: ” A beautiful little boy. He is doing so much better, he loves to walk. He needs someone to hold his hand as is too scared to walk alone just yet. He still has some self harming behaviors and lets you know when he’s not happy! But most of the time he is calm and has the cutest giggle. “

From someone who met him summer 2013:
Elijah is a beautiful, sweet child. He is nonverbal but he occasionally makes some noises. Unfortunately, when I saw him he had to be restrained most of the time because he would hit himself and bang his head … hard. He now has a one-on-one caregiver, and I hear he is doing very well. Elijah likes to watch tv, and he loves musical toys. When you play music for him, he just lights up in a huge smile. He has an infectious laugh. While I was visiting, Elijah had surgery to fix a malfunctioning shunt. I was able to visit him in the hospital. The dedication of the man who is now his personal caregiver was amazing. Elijah can walk with support, and he loves to be held and cuddled. This little blond-haired child looks like an angel, and he would bring nothing but joy to a family’s life.

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