These beautiful children have already waited so long for a family to call their own! Every year it gets harder and harder to find experienced adoptive families for them. Your donations make it possible to re-write the course of their lives.

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Poppy

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: SE.Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Thalassemia
“ihaveawarrior”Poppy has been diagnosed with Thalassemia and receives monthly blood transfusions.
Listed: Jul 2019
$1,043.42
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!
This silly and playful girl doesn’t like to be alone and prefers to be surrounded by friends. She likes to joke around and giggle. She has been to the beach and the waterpark and enjoys swimming. She loves chocolate milk. She is described as confident and independent by her caregivers.

Poppy has been in the orphanage her entire life. This silly girl needs a prospective adoptive family with excellent medical, educational, ESL resources, play therapy and have a good understanding of institutionalization and older child adoption.

Update 7/22:Poppy is a silly and playful girl who loves to draw and paint. She is very outgoing and is a leader among her friends. She gives affection to her best friends and doesn’t like it when her friends argue. She would like to be adopted and would love to have either a dog or a cat and someday visit the ocean. She is described as confident and independent by her caregivers. She receives regular treatment for her medical needs. She has been in the orphanage her entire life. Poppy is an outgoing child who needs an adoptive family with excellent medical, educational, ESL resources, and have a good understanding of institutionalization and older child adoption. Holt staff have met Poppy and are available to share their impressions.

Kinsley

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Dwarfism
“ihaveawarrior”dwarfism, mild cognitive delay
Listed: Feb 2021
$1,065.02
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Update Feb 2022:  Kinsley is going to be part of the 2022 summer hosting program if not outright matched first! Families in IL, NJ, PA, KY, IN, TN, or MO are eligible to host! Please contact Madison Adoption Agency for additional information on her hosting.

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Kinsley is a beautiful little girl who loves to look pretty. She likes to wear red, pink, and yellow dresses. She also loves accessories like hair clips, earrings, and bracelets. She loves to play with dolls and she also likes to play pretend teacher. Kinsley loves cats. She also loves to watch Princess Sofia. Kinsley is active and likes to swim, ride her bike, and play at the park. We hope this little sweet girl will find her forever family soon!

Additional photos available!

VIDEOS  (Password: Adoptmaa)
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-kinsley1
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-kinsley02
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-kinsley03

There is a $500 agency fee reduction for Kinsley’s adoption with a specific agency!

Kinsley is eligible for a $10,000 grant with the LPA, as long as the family joins LPA!

Kinsley needs a family with an approved home study to be able to lock her file or submit a letter of intent to adopt her. A family without a home study can look at her redacted file. If you are interested in reviewing Kinsley’s file or in adopting Kinsley, the agency would be happy to assist you.

Tatum

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
“ihaveawarrior”Flaccid Arms (unknown cause)
Listed: Jun 2020
$2,749.50
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!
January 2022 Update: Tatum is an incredibly bright, resourceful, and happy teenage girl!

Tatum has no active use of her arms or hands (they are flaccid). No official diagnosis has been given. Tatum is very skilled with using her feet for fine motor tasks and uses them to eat with a spoon and to write. She has beautiful penmanship! She can criss-cross her legs and sit comfortably on the floor. She is not an independent walker and has weak core muscles. She gets around the home by scooting on her bottom and she can also scoot down stairs. Tatum feeds herself, holding the spoon with her toes. She is independent in her toileting and helps with tasks in the home like folding clothes.

Tatum has a sweet and kind personality. She likes to play with and watch over the younger kids in the home. She is interested in painting and singing and she saves all her paintings. She received a Barbie for Christmas and really enjoys playing with it. Tatum has good language and communication skills and expresses her needs and feelings to her caregivers. Her caregivers report that she is a happy and content child with appropriate emotional behavior.

Tatum used to go to a local school but is learning at home now due to covid restrictions. Due to a late start in formal education, she is behind where she should be but appears to have no intellectual delay. She loves school and typically receives A and A+ grades. Tatum is very bright and is eager to learn, and very diligent in completing her work. She is fluent in her local language, progressing in English, and now learning a 3rd language.She says she likes math the best.

Tatum has a charming, endearing personality and is well liked by her teachers, her caregivers, and the other kids in the home. She is an absolute joy and would thrive with more resources and with the love and stability of a family.

Luna

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blind
Listed: Apr 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Update Sept 2022: Luna is a beautiful girl who is blind. She has made a lot of gains since coming into care! She now knows how to read and write in Braille and has a very good academic performance. She walks with a cane to school, which is very close to home. She studies in the morning and she attends swimming classes in the afternoon. She really wants to be the first woman president in her home country. We hope that Luna will be adopted by a wonderful forever family with the right resources to help her continue to make gains and to help make her dreams of being a politician come true!

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-lynette
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-lynette2
Password: Adoptmaa

A specific agency has a $1000 grant for her adoption fees.

Peyton

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: SE.Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
Peyton has a history of latent tuberculosis and hepatitis.
Listed: Aug 2019
$1,025.00
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!
Peyton is in the 1st grade and enjoys computers, science and math. She is vocal with her opinion and her frustrations and wants attention from her caregivers. She likes to be different than the other girls in her orphanage and she participates in the orphanage group activities. She likes to save her allowance, loves cats, and enjoys playing ping pong. She is sad when the older girls in the orphanage pick on her. She has been to camp and loved to play in the swimming pool.

Peyton has been in the orphanage her entire life. This unique girl needs a prospective adoptive family with good educational, ESL resources, play therapy and have a good understanding of institutionalization and older child adoption.

 

Update 7/22:

 Peyton is described as a self-confident, assertive, and humorous young girl. She listens wells and is rational when problem solving with peers. Her favorite classes are Thai acting, art, and music. She knows some English language including her name and numbers. She is said to have close friendships with children of all ages in her current home. She speaks politely and shares well with others. One of her favorite memories is attending camp where she was able to swim in the pool. Peyton hopes to be adopted and is excited about her future family. She continuously speaks about a potential adoptive family one day.

An ideal adoptive family for Peyton includes a mom and a dad with no other children in the home. She hopes her adoptive family has a pet cat. The family should understand developmental trauma, institutionalization, and older child adoption. They should have good educational, ESL, and therapeutic resources for Peyton to grow to her potential.

Julianna

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Shunt,
Listed: Sep 2022
**** 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 ***
The girl has a congenital defect of the nervous system in the form of a meningeal hernia at the lumbosacral level, a bifurcation of the thoracic spine with hydrocephalus and paralysis of the lower limbs. The girl has a valve in her head that regulates the blood flow in the head and prevents the increase in intracranial pressure. She also has a neurogenic bladder – she needs to drink fluids regularly and change the catheter every 3 hours. She has a visual impairment, wears glasses: ER: +3.5, EL: +4. and uses a wheelchair.

Despite her disabilities, the girl is very active. She is very happy to work during rehabilitation, thanks to which she is willing to participate in social life and has accepted her disabilities. She is attending wheelchair dance classes. The girl functions very well on a daily basis and is independent.  She likes to play with younger children and often organizes games for them.

Delaney #

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Hydrocephalus internal – ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Spina bifida, congenital anomalies of the urinary system, ventral hernia.
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!
To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
Update Jan 2017: Delaney is a beautiful, sweet, calm girl. She likes to be hugged and held. She likes it when someone takes care of her and to be outside, with her stroller and recognizes the people that take care of her. She feels most comfortable in her bed and during her walks with the stroller in the garden. She eats and sleeps well.

Delaney expresses her preferences to people and objects to which she is more attached. She has three favorite toys that are colorful and soft. She also enjoys listening to music especially children’s songs. She doesn’t like lying on her back and sudden and quick movements. She is able to sit independently and grab and hold objects she has very strong hands she uses well. She feels comfortable when around her there are people with who she is familiar with.

Delaney is able to express her opinion and preference with gestures. Delaney is very calm child with big potential for improvement with the needed care, attention and the feeling of the real family environment.

Justice and Marley

Sibling Group
Ages: 13, 9
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
vision impairment, allergies, scoliosis
Listed: Aug 2022
$25.40
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
They have lived in the orphanage since December 2018. Justice is a sweet, social, independent and kind girl. She is very bonded with her sister, Marley. She is a good student and her life is busy with school activities, trips and competitions. Marley is shy and her sister Justice is a role model for her. She likes to play with other children.

The girls want to be adopted and dream about their future family and new life.

Teresa and Tia

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Tia does have some delays/a lower IQ, but no other concerns
Listed: Jun 2020
$10,297.00
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!
Tia is the younger of the two; she is very affectionate and attached to her big sister. She loves animals, ice cream, Legos, and art. She has a lot of friends. She follows instructions and understands right from wrong.

Older sister Teresa is confident and a leader in her class. She is optimistic and enjoys hanging out with her friends. She likes art, especially making bracelets. She also likes to play with her younger sister.

These sweet sisters participated in the summer hosting program in August of 2018 and were very well behaved girls that got along very well with others. They were kind, considerate, and would do well in a family. These girls had a family at one point, but the family had to back out. Teresa has reached out, begging for help in finding them a family. Teresa and Tia would love to have a forever family of their own and we hope that a family will come forward for them very soon!

There is a $1500 agency grant for Teresa and Tia’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Trina

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: LA-6
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Sickle Cell Anemia
Listed: Mar 2021
$32.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Trina just glows with positivity! She likes to participate in the activities carried out in the institution, mainly those related to the creative arts such as painting and dancing, she likes to play with her peers and sometimes acts as a leader in social groups. In the psychological report, they describe the girl as responsible, obedient, dedicated, organized and friendly. Trina has a tendency to withdrawal and mild depression, due to the presence of feelings of insecurity, low self-worth and low self-esteem.

Trina also projects a strong need for belonging, parental protection and a strong desire for firm support, these aspects are explained by her life history and have been worked from different approaches by psychology, overall a calm state of mind is reported.

We know that an adoptive family can greatly help Trina feel valued and loved, and will help her improve in these areas with love, security, acceptance and healing.

Photo available from agency!

Trina has Sickle cell anemia, and she was medicated with folic acid. Sickle cell anemia is one of a group of disorders known as sickle cell disease. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited red blood cell disorder in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body. While there’s no cure for most people with sickle cell anemia, treatments can relieve pain and help prevent complications associated with the disease. Many people with this condition live very normal lives. Learn more about the illness and living with Sickle Cell by visiting Sickle Cell Speaks.

High altitude risk: The air at high altitudes, such as in an unpressurized airplane or in the mountains at altitudes greater than 5,000 ft (1,524 m), has less oxygen than at sea level. The lack of oxygen can cause cells to sickle which is painful and dangerous for a carrier. For that reason, it is not advisable to place a child for adoption with a family living at higher altitude / mountains.

Bhanu

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jul 2020
$682.05
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!
February 2022 Update: Bhanu is a teensy tiny girl with a bigger than life smile! She might be tiny, but she is mighty! She knows what she wants and she is going to get it! She is a thinker and mischievous in the most adorable way. She is learning to communicate verbally and is not able to walk independently, but she sure is a hard worker! She speaks in single 1-2 syllable words in her native language. She is working on her daily living skills and likes brushing her hair. She is working on undressing and toileting independently but these skills are still emerging.

Bhanu can identify her colours, numbers to 10 and letters A-Z. She is learning the names of the animals in English. Bhanu stands and walks with support and works very hard in PT towards her goal of learning to walk independently. Bhanu can go up and down stairs independently using the railing. She stands by herself for short periods of time and her PT stands beside her and gives small corrections to help her balance. She feeds herself and loves chicken and sweets.

At the park, Bhanu wants to try out all the equipment! She sneakily tries to cut the lines to get to the front and makes sure her caregivers are beside her to help her out so she can take part! She loves dancing to music! She watches music videos and copies the dance moves. She got a baby doll for Christmas and likes to hold it and rock it.

Evi

Girl, Age: 12
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Mar 2020
$73.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
February 2022 Update: Evi is a sweet young lady with cerebral palsy who was transferred to her current home in September 2019. Although it isn’t officially diagnosed, it’s possible that Evi may have Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) based on its high correlation with cerebral palsy and the presence of several characteristics of CVI in Evi’s visual behaviors and processing. Improvements in her visual processing and engagement have been made since her arrival.

Evi is a fun-loving child who loves to listen to music and play with her friends within the home. She is the youngest in her home and takes on the role of “little sister”. The older girls dote on her and try to help her, bringing toys and giving hugs. She enjoys being held and rocked, and being in the sunshine. For Christmas she got a bear toy with different buttons that sing and make music and she really likes this. However, her very favourite activity is dancing. She loves DJ music with a loud, thumping beat. She likes when staff pick her up and dance with her or when the other girls in the home hold her hands and dance beside her. As soon as the music comes on, she lights up, flaps her hands excitedly and squeals.

Evi is able to independently lift her head up and makes purposeful eye contact, laughing and smiling at those she is familiar with. Evi is nonverbal and appears to understand some basic words as she often smiles or laughs in response. Evi flaps her hands when she is excited. She is able to grab and pick up various items, and is working on both hand strength and mobility in physical therapy weekly. Evi has really struggled with weight gain lately and her team is monitoring her food intake closely. Her caregiver is very attentive with making sure she is well positioned and this has helped avoid pressure sores.

Evi is a joy and would benefit and grow exponentially in a family of her own.

Kristy

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2021
$2,393.84
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!
February 2022 Update: Kristy is such a precious girl! She loves when she is with people that she knows care for her. Kristy eagerly seeks out physical touch from her teachers and caregivers. She crawls up to them and slowly stretches out her body until she is fully in their lap, then she hugs them tightly. It is very endearing. Kristy is very friendly and enjoys having visitors in her home. While Kristy loves to cuddle with her friends, she tends to prefer independent play. She loves to play with musical instruments, swing, jump on the trampoline, and play with balls. She enjoys standing on the balcony and watching the trees. Her favourite song is I Love You, You Love Me and she gets excited when she sees her teacher doing the actions.

Kristy has hearing loss but stopped wearing hearing aids due to her sensory aversion to wearing them. She explores the house and bangs the chairs on the floor to listen to the loud sound! She is a queen of exploration and crawls all over the house, looking for interesting things. Kristy is non-verbal and needs full support in her acts of daily living. She is able to pull herself to a stand holding onto furniture and can walk using a gait trainer under the supervision of her therapist. Right now in PT, she is working on independent standing. She is also working on some activities to strengthen her fine motor skills with the eventual goal of starting to work on more independent living skills. Kristy would make a valuable addition to a family as she has so much love and affection to share with others.

Mae

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blind (bilateral microphthalmia with light perception)
Listed: Mar 2022
$132.30
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Mae is a funny and loveable young girl who is blind. She has bilateral microphthalmia with light perception.

For her most recent birthday party, Mae requested a pool party with chicken nuggets and french fries! She loves making up stories and playing Hungry, Hungry Hippos. She enjoys playing her keyboard and inventing songs and she has a great imagination. She pretends she is being chased by monkeys, laughing and running, or she will be teacher to the other children and pretend to lead a class.

Mae can read uncontracted braille and type on her Perkins braille writer. She dresses herself and feeds herself and is really growing in independence with her daily living skills. Mae speaks well in both her native language and in English. She walks independently with a white cane. Mae has some delayed skills due to institutionalization, particularly her gross motor skills are weak, however she gets around well. She is friendly, funny and loves to laugh. Mae is a comedian who loves life and would be a valuable addition to a family.

Jasmine

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Blind, Autism
Listed: Mar 2022
$172.80
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Jasmine is a wonderful teenager who is blind and on the autism spectrum.

Jasmine is known for her big, tight squeezey hugs! She is also known for her strength. Jasmine loves water play more than anything else. She dunks her whole head in the water and comes up for a breath with a loud laugh. As soon as she hears water, she beelines for it and tries to dive into it, even if it’s a caregiver filling up a bucket to wash her clothes or another child’s bathtime! She also really likes the sit and spin and the trampoline. She jumps very high!

Jasmine has some commands in both English and her native language that she can follow. She vocalizes but is non-verbal. Jasmine needs support for her acts of daily living but feeds herself. She loves food from her culture and rarely tries even a bite of western food! Jasmine is a happy and loveable girl who brings a lot of laughter wherever she goes.

Vera

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Cerebral palsy
Listed: Mar 2022
$500.00
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!
Vera is a delightful young lady with cerebral palsy. She is known for her wild hair and love of dancing!

Vera receives PT, being stretched and working on maintaining different positions. Her therapist helps bring her to a sitting position and they work on balance. Sometimes Vera is cooperative and engaged and sometimes she rolls her eyes and refuses to take part, which makes us laugh! Vera’s caregivers help her with all her acts of daily living.

Vera’s very favourite thing to do is dance. When a song comes on that she loves, she giggles in excitement, kicks her feet, rocks back and forth and taps her hands against her forehead to the beat. She also really enjoys water play. Now that she is more stable in a sitting position, she is getting more adventurous in the kiddie pool!

Lucia

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: LA-3
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Cornelia de lange syndrome
Listed: Jul 2019
**** 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 ***
Lucia has a diagnosis of Cornelia de lange syndrome, which causes developmental delays. She continues to make great progress with therapy. She enjoys playing with her favorite doll, and all food.

The adoption agency has more detailed information on this child that they can share with potential families.

Ronnie and Mary

Sibling Group
Ages: 12, 11
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Cognitive Delay, Speech Disorder
Listed: Sep 2021
$1,390.00
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!

Ronnie

The girl does not cause any educational problems either at school or in the orphanage. She is very diligent and obligatory.  She is happy, independent and caring girl who likes to help with younger children. She is willing to cooperate, she likes meetings with a psychologist and needs time to adapt to a new environment.

She rides a bike, roller-skates, swims, participates in sports and dance activities. Physical activity gives her joy. She has a great artistic talent, but does not believe in herself.  She likes to travel and is very curious about life and surroundings, constantly asking questions.

Mary

SN – Moderate intellectual disability, speech disorder

Mary is a very cheerful child. Despite speech disorders, she easily communicates with caregivers or peers. She likes to play with younger children. She carries them in a cart or leads them by the hand. She started learning to roller-skates, likes swimming in the pool, sports and dance activities. She goes to a special school. She doesn’t make any behavior problems. She doesn’t read books on her own, but she likes to see the pictures.

The sisters wish to be adopted together and hope to find a forever family!

 

Picture of Ronnie coming soon!

Wynonna

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Mental Health
Listed: Jul 2022
$30.00
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!

Wynonna has suffered from mental health issues associated with the grief and loss around the death of her mother. She has made improvements in the orphanage and needs a family who can support her through the process of grief. She lives in the institution since 2021. She is an average student.  She is a medically healthy and active young girl waiting for the loving family she deserves.

Norna

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD
ADHD (medicated)
Listed: May 2022
$48.00
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!
Meet Norna!  If you have ever considered adopting an older child, we are very excited to tell you more about her! Norna is lively and likes to interact and converse with others. She is also described as agile and clever.  Her favorite foods are meat, she dislikes vegetables, and loves snacking on chocolates and candies. Norna told her social worker that she’s good at soccer. She described that she could juggle a soccer ball with the back of her foot and kick the ball over her head four times without dropping the ball! Norna also said that her favorite subjects in school are P.E. and science. She thinks that planting plants is fun! Norna is also musically talented. She likes to write and perform her own lyrics and melodies to express her feelings. Although Norna was born prematurely, she has good verbal expressions and can express her thoughts and feelings clearly. She also has age-appropriate development. Norna has been living with the same foster family for several years and her foster mother teaches her manners, good hygiene, and the importance of maintaining eye contact when speaking with others. Norna was diagnosed in June of 2019 with ADHD and currently takes medication to stabilize and maintain her concentration. She has since shown improvements.

Update 2022:

We learned some really neat things about Norna – and this was one of my favorites!  “Norna shared that she dressed up as Santa on Christmas to help the school principal pass out candies to students.  At that time, many classmates wanted certain colors of candies, and she was displeased because she thought having candies to eat is a very nice thing in itself already.  She does *not* like them being picky.  Norna also shared that the way she likes to celebrate birthday is to share her cake with everyone.  Anyone can join her celebration.”

Over the past few months Norna has been able to visit a theme park, which she enjoyed!  Norna enjoys PE class, playing on the computer and Calligraphy.  She has natural talent and appreciation for song and poetry!

Wynne

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy; Severe mental delays; convergent comcomitant strabisus
Listed: May 2019
**** 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 that met her 4/19:
She is gentle and sweet. She knows how to roll, and she rolled over to a toy phone and was pushing the buttons because she knew it would make noise. She loved when I rocked her and sang to her, and she liked playing with my hair. She has a beautiful smile and is ticklish. She loves snuggles and her eyes looked better, not as crossed as before. She is really smart and with therapies and medical for her eyes she will do amazing, even the doctor there told us that.

Abby

Girl, Age: 11
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Dwarfism
Congenital dysplasia, dwarfism, dilated cardiomyopathy and abnormal liver function
Listed: May 2020
**** 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 ***
Abby is described as very sweet, petite, happy, active and alert. Her file states that she fully engages, is a leader, and is often seen helping other children. Her videos from 2020 shows her making arts and crafts, engaging with full eye contact with the camera, running, laughing, and balancing on an outdoor jungle gym. Abby’s file indicates that she has appropriate self-care skills, she can use the restroom herself, dress herself, and will help younger children get ready. According to her file, Abby enjoys singing, reading, reciting poems, and dancing. She has even performed dance routines for recitals. Her file shows that her favorite color is pink and she likes Barbie’s.

According to Abby’s most recent update, her situation is becoming more urgent, for her liver is worsening. Despite her medical needs, her positive spirit shines through.

Hedda

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
metabolic condition – Guillain Barre Syndrome
Listed: Mar 2020
**** 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 ***
In April of 2021, Hedda will age out and become ineligible to be adopted by an international family. Let’s make this the last year she lives in an orphanage. Could your family be hers?

Hedda is currently enrolled in elementary school. Hedda is described as outgoing. She loves playing with other children, enjoys all foods, and is a good singer and dancer. She performs at an annual show within the orphanage. She is attached to a caregiver, but also looking forward to being adopted. She has great self-care skills, tidy with with her belongings and able to pull her hair into a ponytail. Hedda has a (GSD) and there are no developmental concerns with her.

Eligible families may qualify for a grant through a specific adoption agency and Brittany’s Hope Foundation, in addition to a $12,500 Child Specific Grant (exp 6/1/2020). These grants are not offered by or ensured by Reece’s Rainbow.

Lucetta

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Estropia, possible CP
Listed: Sep 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Lucetta is an adorable little girl who is 3 years old! She came into care as a newborn, and lives in the orphanage. Lucetta has esotropia which is the “turning in” of her eyes. It can be corrected with glasses, temporary patching, or outpatient surgery. Lucetta’s gross motor skills were delayed as of her report (done when she was about 16 months old). She was not crawling or pulling to stand at that time, and an exam suggested she may have CP. Lucetta is a lovable little one, and enjoys playing with toys. Lucetta is ready for her Mommy and Daddy to come and get her!

Gigi

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus, bilateral blindness, developmental delays
Listed: Nov 2014
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Gigi is sweet little girl who has excellent hearing abilities! She can kneel on both knees and sit on her own. Gigi responds to her own name, and whenever she hears music, she get really excited and laughs! She loves to play with others. We hope Gigi finds her forever family!

Update 2017: Gigi is able to walk on her own but cannot climb stairs. She can sing children’s songs and count. She needs assistance in taking care of her own needs (such as eating, dressing, toileting). She can only repeat other people’s words. She hasn’t had any hospitalizations or medical events. She has never had seizures. She is completely blind.

Luciana

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: LA-5
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Physiologically healthy, Learning and language difficulties, Child abuse syndrome, Intellectual disability
Listed: Jan 2015
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Initially was diagnosed with moderate mental delays and an inferior IQ, diagnostic was modified for mild mental delays and finally after psychological reevaluation her IQ is determined to be normal. Mental examination shows a calm and inexpressive child, staring off into space that shows indifference and only speaks when I ask her something, assures to be euthymic even though her appearance seems to be of sadness. Some level of cognition deficit, I have to repeat questions, she writes her name but unable to make her to read some words, can’t add 2+2, low tone of voice, monotone, without any inflection, her thought seems coherent, concrete, limited to isolated words and short phrases, good sleep habits, poor appetite, thin physical constitution, remembers “papa me pegaba” (my father used to hit me), there is no suicidal ideas but “ cansada de la vida” (tired of life), she isolates herself “solo tengo una amiguita” (I only have one little friend), no anxiety data. When child arrived to institution her caretaker described her as aggressive, hyperactive and complaints about misbehaving at school. Currently auto-sufficient to get dress, hygiene needs, eating moving from one place to another. The report card shows that she is inhibited, affectionate, fast learner, likes to participate in activities. Psychology report from 2013 reports no behavioral problems, calm, received therapy and attends to elementary school.

Rose #

Girl, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs, Speech Delay
Mild Mental delays and speech delays
Listed: Jul 2022
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
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Rose was removed from an abusive home at 9 years old and could not even speak the language of her birth country at that time. She now speaks in sentences, understands everything that is said to her and has made rapid developmental progress. During the visit with our team member, she was talking about the Mom and Dad that she’s waiting for and having a fun time posing for all the photos (see below). She currently lives with an older foster couple, who she calls grandma and grandpa. They have worked with her to teach her many self-help skills. She’s now in school and doing well working with a resource teacher.

Elizabeth

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy and strabismus
Listed: Apr 2015
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Elizabeth is very smart and has normal intelligence. If she was given a chance to go to school, she would have no problem learning. Her cognitive ability is good enough to learn a lot and to take good care of herself in daily life. She can put on and take off her clothing, go to the bathroom independently, climb stairs, play with toys, ride toy cars, etc. Elizabeth can walk when leaning on the wall or holding the rails. If there is nothing to lean on, she walks on her knees. She knows when to go to toilet in the day time and night time. She is attached to her caretakers. When she is unhappy, praise her or give her some snacks. Elizabeth has a very good appetite and likes to have snacks. She sleeps through the night and takes a nap in the day time.She has many good friends and gets along well with others. Elizabeth is quite extroverted and often says hello to others. She is a good girl with a loving heart. She likes smiling, playing, and focuses on being concerned for others. She also loves to show her best in front of those she is familiar with. Elizabeth is waiting for her family. Are you the one she is waiting for?

Audrey and Anna

Sibling Group
Ages: 15, 17
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Microcephaly, mild cognitive delay, anxiety and behavior disorder
Listed: Feb 2015
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When they were listed in 2015, Audrey was 8 years old and Anna was 10 years old. They are sisters who express a lot of love and care for one another. They wish to be adopted together, and hope to find a forever family.

Adeline #

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
cognitive delays
Listed: Jan 2021
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Adeline is communicative with children and adults. She answers questions. Her expressive and impressive speech is developing. She follows verbal directions. She demonstrates a desire for emotional closeness. She willingly interacts with children and adults. She has established friendly relationships with her classmates. She loves listening music and dancing, as well as, drawing and coloring. She has delays in academics and receives support from a resource teacher at school.

Summer

Girl, Age: 10
Country Code: EE-7
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
FAS and mixed development disorder, premature birth
Listed: Feb 2016
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Summer is quiet, friendly and always smiles when she is seen by an adult. She almost eats without help – but she eats slowly. She almost goes up and down the stairway by herself. She does not want to always participate in all activities and needs extra motivation. She expresses her feelings with mimics and movements. She has started to speak and pronounces some words. Summer loves music, reading, books and swinging on the horse.

She wants adult’s attention and likes to lean on an adult, sit in their lap, and give hugs. Her fine and gross motors skills development are adequate. She is friendly with adults and children.

Mary Beth

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
prematurity, posible CP, delays
Listed: Apr 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Mary Beth is a sweet and cuddly little girl. She was a premature baby, and was diagnosed with laryngeal cartilage dysplasia. Mary Beth has been healthy, but her muscular tension is high. She is unable to sit, crawl, or hold anything in her hands. Mary Beth is not speaking, and does not often respond to those talking to her. When she is upset, a long hug and cuddle will calm her. She has many delays. We do not know what the future holds for this sweet little one, but with a loving family and therapies, she will be able to reach her full potential. Mary Beth needs a family soon.

Mavis

Girl, Age: 10
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Epilepsy; Developmental Delays
Listed: Oct 2015
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Marvelous Mavis will steal your heart! She is quick to smile and loves being picked up and held for comfort. Shortly after entering into the orphanage Mavis was diagnosed with epilepsy which is now managed by medication and careful attention to her diet. Mavis’ skills are steadily improving and with the support of her foster family she can now sit, and stand with assistance. When playing on her own, Mavis sits quietly; seemingly enjoying her surroundings! Mavis’ foster family “hopes she will soon find a family who will love her so she can enjoy the love of her forever parents and have a happy childhood”.

April

Girl, Age: 15
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Craniofacial
Listed: Jun 2019
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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April seems to be so joyful. She has ready smile and laughs easily and when she laughs you can see her dimples. She attends primary school and is on the same level as her peers. For more information on the sweet girl please inquire, for agency contact information.

Cora #

Girl, Age: 13
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Atypical Autism
Listed: Aug 2019
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Cora currently lives with a foster family. She has mental delays, some stereotypical movements, and difficulty with eye contact and social interactions. She was diagnosis with Atypical Autism in 2017. She is physically healthy. She is toilet trained and feeds herself. She is described as a happy child who has a contagious smile and laughter. Her caregivers attribute her learning delays to early neglect.

Caryn #

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Dec 2017
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Most of the time, Caryn is calm, especially when she is in the playroom. When somebody pays attention to her, she laughs loudly. Caryn totally depends on the care of others. She sleeps peacefully and stays calm when getting dressed and bathing. She has cerebral palsy and needs specific care, though she has no severe deficit in terms of physical activity.

From a teacher who works with her: This little blind girl is progressing so well, but she is so scared. Can you imagine to be in a world where at any given moment you could get pinched, pushed over, knocked down, hair pulled, eyes poked. I don’t blame her, especially when there are so many other special needs children around her and so few staff and no family love and care. But inspite of all of this she is a fighter and a giggler.

Gabi #

Girl, Age: 12
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
moderate mental delay- significant impairment of behavior requiring attention or treatment; microcephaly; hyperactive behavior
Listed: Jul 2019
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Gabi is physically healthy with normal physical development. She is radiant and very active.

Gabi responds adequately to praise and punishment. Gabi establishes and maintains eye contact. She seeks the attention of the people around and she seeks familiar people and their closeness purposefully.

Gabi understands the meaning of words that are often used in her surroundings. She expresses her needs and wishes through vocalization.

In her spare time Gabi likes watching TV, playing on a phone, listening to music and going out for walks.

Melany #

Girl, Age: 14
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Borderline intellectual delays; learning delays
Listed: Apr 2021
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Melany is physically healthy with mild intellectual delays. She is in 7th grade and has worked with a resource teacher online during the 2020-2021 school year. She is described as shy and introverted, though she communicates freely with familiar people. She enjoys talking about topics that interest her and is very friendly. She has friends at school and at the children’s center where she lives. She states that her dreams are to have a family, finish school and become a teacher. When asked what adoption means, she said, “to have a family, to live forever with these people who take care of you and not to be left alone anymore”.

Dinah

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South 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
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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!

Izzy

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jul 2018
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Izzy has cerebral palsy. She transferred to her current home in June 2018 and has already made remarkable progress. She is incredibly bright, social, and affectionate. She previously had no exposure to English but now responds to several English commands. She also says several words such as “hi”, “bye”, and “more” and has picked up on several ASL signs which are used in the home. She communicates extremely well with vocalizations and gestures and is perceptive to body language and other social cues in communication. She gets around the house quickly with crawling and scooting. She can pull to stand and remain standing with minimal support. She can walk with hand support or a reverse walker. She can self-feed. She loves playing games such as hot potato, duck duck goose, and catch. She has an infectious laugh and smile and brings a special energy and joy wherever she goes. She often seeks out trusted caregivers and requests hugs and kisses. She will turn her face from side to side to ensure she gets kisses on both cheeks. She would be an incredible gift to any family and has a huge capacity to learn and grow in a family environment.

December 2018 update: Izzy is learning and making progress steadily! She is now potty trained. She is making strength gains, and her ability to use her walker is improving. She is able to go up and down stairs by crawling/scooting. Her receptive language is growing and she now responds to many commands and knows the English words for many household objects. She has learned her body parts and picked up more sign language. She can match colors and do simple puzzles. She knows the names of all the other kids in the house. She is beginning to use a program on her iPad to expand her communication. She enjoys coloring and is beginning to engage in imaginative play with dolls. She loves to dance and has learned the motions to multiple action songs. She anticipates the next activity in her daily routine. Her social nature and love of life continue to be so endearing! Izzy is so bright and would THRIVE in a family! Videos available.

Aug 2020 Update: Izzy has grown so much in her communication skills. In class, Izzy uses alternative communication and sign language to participate in imaginary play with friends. She is great at answering questions about her day or week. She has also developed a lot of confidence to ask for very specific things. Izzy is just always laughing, always dancing, always singing, and always sharing her enthusiasm and love with those around her.

Penny

Girl, Age: 13
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South 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
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January 2022 Update: Penny is a sweet little lady who is called our “sunshine girl” because of her smiley personality. Her favourite time of day is goodnight prayer time. She also loves Circle Time! She shrieks with laughter when her teachers do the actions to Baby Shark.

Penny likes playing with a keyboard that she got for Christmas. She also likes watching TV and she loves sensory play! From sand to clay to water, Penny loves it all! She will sit and giggle and play happily while exploring a container or shaving cream or textured balls. She laughs when the shaving cream lands on her face!

Penny is making progress in PT. We are so excited that she has started to walk with her walker! She is able to pull herself up and stand and reach for objects that she wants. She is still a little cuddlebug and prefers to be carried, but crawls around the house very often.

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.

Tricia

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Seizure disorder, intellectual delay
Listed: Feb 2018
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January 2022 Update: Tricia is a sweet teenager with seizure disorder and intellectual delay. Tricia loves jewellery and likes having her picture taken! She loves music, dancing, painting and jumping on the trampoline. She likes picking out her prettiest outfits. Tricia has a little speaker that she carries around the house, dancing to all the songs that it plays. We call her the Dancing Queen!

She is progressing with learning her alphabet and numbers in class. She can speak in short sentences in her native language and she uses some words in English. She needs support with her acts of daily living. Her speech is somewhat slurred and she struggles with attending to tasks and conversations. Since Tricia has trouble with concentration, she has dance and song breaks often while in class. She is very motivated by adult attention and is learning boundaries with adults she doesn’t know very well. She desperately asks for a family.

Jamila

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Jamila is listed as having microcephaly as well as hemiplegia on the left side of her body.
Listed: Jan 2019
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Feb 2022 Update: Jamila is a vibrant little girl who is full of life and very social. She is active and loves to go on walks around the neighbourhood, jump on the trampoline, brush her baby doll’s hair and play hide and seek. She is not the oldest in the home, but has taken on the role of big sister due to her love of helping the other children. She loves the song Five Little Monkeys and goes around helping the other kids use their hands to do the actions.

Jamila can walk independently and can climb up and down the stairs well. She is independent in many of her acts of daily living. Jamila’s balance has improved over the past year and we see fewer falls. Her left foot slightly drags as she walks but she manages well despite this. Her therapist is working with her on balance and general strength and motor skills. She uses both hands but prefers the right. Her therapist is working with her on fine motor activities using her left hand. Jamila was considered non-verbal up until recently, but her communication is really growing! She is even speaking in short sentences now! It is sometimes hard to understand what she is saying, but she is really motivated. She also uses sign language, such as “water” and “help”. In 2020 Jamila was experiencing recurring illnesses. It was discovered that she was aspirating so a feeding tube was placed. She has been healthy ever since!

Jamila loves wearing fancy shoes all the time. She picks out her outfits every day and knows what she likes! Jamila is our dancing queen! When she has spare time, she loves having music blasted so she can show off her moves. Jamila’s adorable dimples steal the hearts of everyone she meets! She would thrive in a family.

Melanie

Girl, Age: 14
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Intellectual disability. No spasticity.
Listed: Apr 2018
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Feb 2022 Update: Melanie is a social, interactive, engaging teenager who has intellectual disability. She walks independently but her gait is weak. She has a great sense of humour, loves to laugh, and is very content and agreeable.

Melanie is really progressing with her acts of daily living. She feeds herself, applies powder to her face and she can wash her own dishes now. Melanie is practicing beading so that eventually her fine motor skills will be advanced enough to join her home’s vocational class as they work on jewellery making. She follows direction well and can identify her colours. She can go up and down the stairs by herself using the railing. Melanie can undress herself and is learning to dress. She is mostly non-verbal but says a few words that she has learned recently in her local language.

Melanie loves sensory play in the water. She likes trying to trace letters with chalk and she enjoys ball games. She concentrates on one toy for a sustained period of time. Melanie loves splashing at the beach and is very friendly with other kids and adults! Her favourite song is Jingle Bells and she likes to listen to it all year round! She gets very excited when she gets new outfits.

Molly

Girl, Age: 15
Country Code: S.Asia.1
Region: South Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Feb 2018
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Molly can sit independently for short periods of time. She has a feeding tube to supplement her nutrition and help her gain weight, but she continues to eat her meals by mouth. She likes self feeding with hand over hand support. She is potty-trained using a Rifton chair. She tries very hard to communicate using limited sign and speech. She has an eye gaze-controlled computer which allows her to communicate with others. Molly is laid back and content. She loves to be included and likes being silly and goofy. She is very intelligent but has a difficult time showing what she knows given her communication limitations. Knows her English alphabet and can read simple words. Can spell her name. Enjoys playing games (she is competitive) and listening to stories (she can recap the plots of simple stories by selecting images that correspond with the plot). Likes to color. Enjoys being social and playing with other kids, especially make believe (baby dolls are her favorite).

Jan 2019 Update: In March 2018, due to increasing hip pain and subluxation of her hip joints, Molly underwent a major double hip surgery: femoral derotation and osteotomy to correct the alignment of her hips and femurs. She was in a spica cast (immobilizing her hips and knees) for over a month. She then spent much of the year re-gaining the strength and movement that she had lost while immobilized. She is a fighter and persevered through significant discomfort over the past year. She maintained her joyful, sweet spirit throughout! Molly celebrated her 12th birthday in December. She was very excited to receive a new traditional dress for the occasion and to get henna designs drawn on her arms. She loves getting fancy and looked so gorgeous! Molly was also very enthusiastic about her cake as she loves all sweets. Over the past year, Molly developed a new interest in make-up and will request to wear it by reaching up and rubbing her hand on her lips and cheeks. She also was introduced to the movie “Frozen” and it has become a favorite. She will “sing” (vocalize) along to favorite songs such as “Let it Go”. Molly may not stand out as one of the youngest or one of the sickest, but she is so worthy of a family. She would be a beautiful addition to a family and a beloved daughter, sister, and cousin.

July 2020 Update: Molly has had a great summer! She is enjoying her classes where she is working on following patterns, reading, categorizing items, and using alternative communication and sign language to engage in pretend play. Molly’s teenage sass is undeniable! She is very insistent when she wants to watch a new movie or when she wants her make-up done. She also gets so excited whenever a new dress is brought to her home and she is persistent to have her photo taken and shown to everyone! She loves being with the little kids of the home, especially helping an adult to push them in the swing or dancing with them sitting in her lap on her wheelchair.

Nana

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly
Listed: Jun 2010
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Nana needs a family to commit prior to her birthday in January 2023.

Nana is a precious little girl with sunshine blonde hair and blue eyes. Her medical records indicate prenatal alcohol abuse, resulting in severe CP and hydrocephaly.

More photos available, please inquire.

Valery

Girl, Age: 15
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
CP and spina bifida. She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”
Listed: Jun 2010
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Valery needs a family prior to turning 16 in JUNE 2022.

Valery was born with CP and spina bifida. She has significant strabismus and “progressive hydrocephaly”. She is not able to walk, and is significantly delayed in all aspects. But she is still beautiful and deserving and can truly thrive in a loving family, with access to adequate medical care and nutrition. Valery will remain bedridden for life, and will likely not survive the transfer to the institution. Won’t someone consider being her “forever family”?

Alba

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Other specified mental disorders due to brain damage and dysfunction and to physical disease
Listed: Mar 2018
**** I am eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant ****
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Amelia

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Microcephaly, callosum apoplasia, partial atrophy of optic nerves, nanism, minor cardiac abnormalities
Listed: Apr 2015
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Joanna

Girl, Age: 10
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus
Listed: Oct 2014
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New pictures, April 2017