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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Polly #

Girl, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Autism
Listed: Feb 2023
$1,051.00
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!
Polly has been given a diagnosis of childhood Autism and is on several medications. She is now in a day program for children with disabilities and is receiving therapy services. As a result, she’s made progress in all aspects of her development. Polly speaks using simple words and small sentences. She understands everything said to her and can follow 2 and 3-step directions. She is able to express her wants and needs either through words or gestures. She asks questions. She learns new tasks best when a combination of verbal directions and visual demonstrations are used. She prefers playing alone and can play or work on a task for 10-15 minutes at a time uninterrupted. She plays appropriately with toys that interest her: coloring, building with blocks, kitchen/household toys (play kitchen, etc). She feeds herself with a spoon and drinks from an open cup. She’s toilet trained during the day, but still has some accidents when sleeping.

 

Update 2024: Polly now displays some self injurious behaviors.  They have seen improvements with the addition of multiple medications, but her behaviors can decline as the meds begin to wear off each day and before an additional dose can be given.

Maeve

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-2
Listed: Sep 2023
$0.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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SN:  Moderate intellectual disability, Asperger’s syndrome, sensory hypersensitivity

Maeve is a six year old girl with moderate intellectual disability and Asperger’s syndrome. She attends a kindergarten where she receives therapy for movement, speech, and autism. She had disorders in speech, balance, and coordination. She gets anxious when on unstable ground. She has been making tremendous improvement lately. Maeve struggles with sensory hypersensitivity. She is capable of building relationships with her peers and caregivers.

Despite being able to communicate verbally, her speech used to be unclear, but lately it has improved tremendously. Recently, she has become more and more independent. Maeve stands out from the rest of the children at the orphanage.

Josie #

Girl, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
 Cornelia de Lange syndrome. Congenital heart malformation – high-degree pulmonary stenosis, atrial septal defect II type; Condition following balloon angiovalvuloplasty;
Listed: Mar 2023
$1,840.00
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!
Family history: mother with thalassemia minor 

Josie currently lives in a group home. She is very small for her age. She can turn from her back to her stomach. She tracks objects with her eyes and reacts with smiles and positive movements/expressions when an adult interact with her.  

Melanie

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: Africa-1
Region: Africa
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: May 2023
$2,265.20
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!
Melanie is a delightful little girl with a laugh that will brighten any room. She loves to be picked up and spun around, danced with, or held upside down. She enjoys being tickled or playing hide and seek with scarves or blankets. She is extremely bright and could use sufficient speech therapy. She is great at letting you know when something is wrong by calling out or crying. She is working hard to use her hands, as well as her head and mouth to manipulate toys and objects.

Melanie has demonstrated clear attachment to her favorite caretakers. It’s very obvious that a consistent family would help her to thrive most. She recognizes people and is even able to say some names. She gets very excited when people come and very sad when they go. She would bring unending joy to any family!

Mariah

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: EE-2
FAS, premature birth, heart defect, anemia, lordosis, short lower and upper limbs, microcephaly, respiratory failure
Listed: Jan 2022
$6,000.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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

According to her caregiver, Mariah is a sweet girl, she is such a little “doll”, she likes dresses, shoes, likes to dance and she has an amazing personal charm. But she also has a strong character, pursues a goal, and is very curious about the world. She wants to be independent – she eats her meals alone, uses the toilet herself (and has a good appetite!) – and she also is willing to help.

Mariah has good motor activity, she is physically active, willing to dance and sing. Mariah has a lot of energy, is enduring, does not get tired quickly, and often changes body positions. She tries to be independent.  She does not react with anger to her failures. She is persistent in carrying out instructions and tries to finish what has been started. The girl eats her meals alone, uses the toilet herself, and has a good appetite.

The agency’s representative in country met her in  December 2021 and they have videos and photos to share with an interested family. At the end of the visit while saying goodbye, she quietly asked the representative to find a mother for her.

The agency offers a discount to a special family for this beautiful and brave girl.

Mina

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: LA-2
Developmental delays/malnutrition; Arthrogryposis; Osteogenesis Imperfecta; Bilateral club feet; Congenital Glaucoma
Listed: Mar 2023
$1,136.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Mina is a beautiful little girl who likes to paint and play “sleepover” with her friends. Mina likes to go to the park and put together puzzles. She also loves to sing and listen to music of all genres, especially tango. Mina enjoys children’s stories and watching her favorite cartoons, which include Masha and the Bear, Puss in Boots, and Blue Shortcuts. Contact the agency to learn more about Mina and her listed medical needs!

Posie #

Girl, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
cleft lip & palate, facial and skull dysmorphia, seizures, quadriparesis-weakness in all 4 extremities
Listed: Aug 2019
$1,290.85
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ariana

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: LA-3
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
epilepsy; congenital hypothyroidism without goiter, and mild cognitive delay
Listed: Jun 2023
$1,015.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Ariana is a young girl waiting for a loving family of her own.

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Agency fee reductions may be available from the agency, based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.  If you are interested in reviewing Ariana’s file or in adopting Ariana, please contact the agency for additional information.

Florence

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: LA-4
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Spastic Cerebral Palsy, g-tube
Listed: Jan 2021
$6,599.50
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Florence is a beautiful, smiley and easy going girl! She thrives with her title of Princess in her foster home.

Florence is nonverbal but uses other ways to communicate. She smiles and arches when she is happy and will cry when she is in pain, hungry or sad. For example, she usually gets sad if others go on a walk and she thinks she’s not going to go. She likes when you give her simple yes/no questions like which outfit she wants to wear for the day. At school, she has been working on different ways to communicate like using an eye gaze program to speak through a dynavox or trying to use her hand to choose answers.

Florence has a g-tube. In the past, she has eaten meals blended by mouth. Her g-tube was used to give her medicine and water. However, currently she is being fed all food and water via her g-tube as her caregivers are assessing what is safe for her. There are not swallow studies available in her home country so it is a little bit challenging to figure out what is best for her. Her diet is being supplemented with a mix of complan, a powdered-milk nutritional supplement, and real food blends. She is doing well. Also, she does take muscle relaxing medication to help with her spasticity.

Her personality has started to shine through even more so. She likes to laugh. She thinks her friends that do silly things are really funny and often they make her snort when laughing a lot.

She attends therapy four times a week currently for stander time, stretching and exercises. The therapists always say she doesn’t complain unless it is a day where she is clearly uncomfortable before she comes.

Florence enjoys being held by her people and especially when they sing to her or dance with her. Even though she cannot talk, she interacts well with her friends in her foster home! Such a joyful, sweet girl she is.

Joyce

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Listed: Dec 2022
$1,047.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Joyce LOVES to sing and dance!  Her favorite sing along songs are “Baby Shark”, “Cagabrie Island” and “Jasmine”. Joyce also enjoys riding on a motor scooter because she enjoys looking around at the sights and feeling the wind in her hair!

Those who know Joyce say she has a gentle personality. She likes to act cute and will become lively around familiar people. Joyce has a good relationship with her foster parents and gets excited when their 7 year old grandson visits on the weekend. They get along well and play with each other for hours.

Joyce presents with global delays and has Epilepsy and Thalassemia.  It is suspected she has ADHD.  Joyce attends OT and PT sessions. Joyce attends special education classes at elementary school and an afterschool class. She is making progress with her language skills and can respond to questions with single words.

Are you a family that can support Joyce with growing her language skills? Enjoy singing along to nursery rhymes with her?

Suvi

Girl, Age: 7
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Skin Condition
Scoliosis; Epidermolisis bullosa simple
Psychomotor delay- language and cognitive
Bronchobstructive syndrome (BOS), Cutis laxa (skin condition); history of pigmentary lesions on the face;
ptosis of upper eyelids that will be corrected for oculoplasty service
Listed: Oct 2022
$1,026.10
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Suvi loves to paint, go for walks, and play at the park. She likes singing and dancing to children’s songs. She also likes to watch television. Suvi is a beautiful young girl who needs the love and support of a family to continue to grow and develop. Contact the agency to learn more about Suvi and her special needs!

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Lena

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
Listed: Apr 2022
$1,201.35
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Lena has a diagnosis of Turner Syndrome with associated delays and epilepsy.

Molly May #

Girl, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Genetic Condition (non-DS)
Trisomy 7; cleft lip & palate; Cerebral Palsy
Listed: May 2019
$3,375.60
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Molly May has made progress in her development during recent months. She is able to sit unassisted, get up on her knees and has begun to start trying to move around in a walker. She is becoming more physically active. She makes eye contact, looks around for families adults and smiles when someone looks at her. She will laugh out loud when an adult plays with her. She watches children’s cartoons and movies on the TV and will get excited and point to the screen when the TV is turned on. She picks up toys and attempts to play with them. She still needs instructions in how to appropriately play with toys. She makes vocalizations in an effort to communicate. She eats soft foods from a spoon.

Molly May has undergone multiple surgeries to repair her cleft lip & palate. She is under the continued care of the doctor who is performing these procedures. She is also under the regular care of a neurologist, who diagnosed her with CP in 2018. She had suffered from “constant shaking” resulting in uncontrollable movements up until a few months ago. The social worker reports that this has greatly improved and that Molly May’s movement are now more calm and she also sleeps calmly too. Videos taken in April 2019 show her interacting with toys.

Photos and videos are available through the agency.

Evelyn #

Girl, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Congenital abnormality of skull and face bones; cerebral palsy. Spastic cerebral palsy; Partial epilepsy-takes medication
Listed: Oct 2019
$885.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Evelyn crawls in order to get where she wants to go. She can stand with support and take steps to the side while holding on to something. She has spastic muscle tone. She picks up objects and transfers them from hand to hand. She does not talk. She responds positively to attention from adults.

Taylor

Girl, Age: 8
Country Code: Asia.4
Region: Asia
Beta-thalassemia trait; ADD; low average intelligence
Listed: Sep 2021
$3,031.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Taylor was born to a mother who tested positive for Anthetamine and Methanthetamine at the time of her birth. She did not experience any type of withdrawal symptoms. The birth mother also smoked throughout pregnancy. Taylor was placed into government care due to her birth mother’s drug use.

When she was 4 years old, she was placed with a local family for the purpose of adoption. She lived with that family for 17 months. The family chose not to finalize the adoption. Taylor was placed in an emergency foster placement for 7 months and then moved into a permanent foster home, where she currently resides.

The previous foster family described her as “a happy and outgoing child who has a very good memory”. Her current foster parents describe her as “talkative, happy and polite”. She seeks out interactions with others. She can play alone appropriately, but prefers to play with other people. She is willing to share her toys. Her gross and fine motor skills are at the appropriate developmental level for her age. She talks in complete sentences and can answer questions and follow verbal instructions. She is diagnosed with ADD and has difficulty staying focused on activities, especially when required to sit still for longer periods of time. She will also “push the boundaries” to see what she can get away with. If she does not get her way, she will throw a “tantrum” to see if the adult will give in.

She is showing signs of the effects of the placement transitions that she has experienced in her young life. She often asks for permission to do even the smallest things. She worries that she is in trouble. The foster family reports that she says she wants to be good. She is seeing a clinical psychologist, who has begun preparing her for a permanent adoption placement. Interest families should be knowledgeable of the effects of trauma and disruption or be willing to obtain continual education on the topic during the adoption process.

Serene

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: SE.Asia.Pac
Region: South Asia
Cerebral Palsy (spastic quadriplegic type) with scoliosis, wasting, and profound Intellectual Disorder.

She has regular evaluation with a developmental pediatrician and regular check-ups with pediatric neurologist, ped gastro enterologist and nutrition specialist. She regularly attends physical and occupational therapy once a week and homebased therapy is continuously being provided by the houseparent as per instruction from the therapist.

Listed: Jan 2024
$38.00
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!
Serene is a beautiful girl with a contagious smile, born in June of 2014 with cerebral palsy (spastic quadriplegic) and scoliosis. She is listed as having cognitive delays as well. Serene has regular evaluations with a developmental pediatrician and regular check-ups with her pediatric neurologist, gastro enterologist, and nutrition specialist. She regularly attends physical and occupational therapy once a week and receives continuous home-based therapy by her houseparent, as per instruction from the therapist. Serene smiles when somebody plays or talks with her. She laughs while watching other children play. She cries when wet, in an uncomfortable position, and when she hears thunder. Serene enjoys watching cartoon shows and listening to nursery rhymes. Serene is fully dependent on the care of her houseparent since her development is limited. She can put her head up, but she is unable to sustain it for longer period of time. She can sit up straight but tends to tilt forward. Serene cannot pull herself to sitting. She reaches her hand out to get the block or object, but she might swipe the block off the table. She can hold objects or blocks using her right hand. Serene can open her hands, but her left wrist is flexed. She can raise both hands slowly. She can hold biscuits and slowly puts it in her mouth. Serene can place both feet on the floor and make steps while the houseparent or therapist holds her body, though her legs are crossed. Serene’s care center hopes for her to be placed in a family who will unconditionally love her, despite of her health condition, and one who has enough resources to sustain her therapy and medical needs.

There is a $500 agency fee reduction for Serene’s adoption with the listing adoption agency. Additional agency fees may be available with that agency, based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

Serene needs a family with an approved home study to be able to adopt her.

Maci, Marcel, and Milan

Sibling Group
Ages: 14, 11, 9
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Trauma History
Maci: Physical abuse, sexual harassment, and negligence by bio family; Mild depressive episode

Marcel: Physical abuse and negligence by bio family

Milan: None listed

Listed: Dec 2023
**** 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 ***
Maci, Milan, and Marcel are a beautiful sibling group waiting for a loving forever family of their own! These siblings participated in a summer 2023 hosting program and still wait. The in-country team still talks to their host family regularly and knows these kids VERY well!

Additional information & pictures available from the listing agency.

Maci, born in March of 2009, is feminine and gets along very well with girls. She is described as smiley, friendly, a good friend, and empathetic. She is always ready and eager to help others. Maci needs to make everything suitable for everyone. She very much loves her siblings and has a great capacity to give love and care. She can search for help to resolve difficult situations. She loves to look good and likes using make-up and doing her hair. Sometimes learning is challenging for Maci, but her motivation allows her to overcome obstacles and persevere. She always wants to belong to something.

Milan, born in April of 2014, loves animals. She really likes taking care of them and pampering them. Milan is characterized by being playful, tender, empathetic, and loving. She is very close to her siblings and enjoys spending time with them. Her favorite activities are going to the farm, playing in the pool, and coloring. Sometimes it is difficult for her to make decisions. She must be motivated to learn to recognize those things that she likes and that make her feel good. You will always find her joking. To make her laugh, you need to tickle her a little.

Marcel, born in July of 2012, is a sweet, loving, disciplined child, eager to explore his environment and learn something new daily. One of the activities he most enjoys is building new objects and assembling Legos. He really likes learning new languages and about other cultures. Marcel is a very healthy boy. His favorite foods are fruits and salads. It is easy for him to relate and interact with others. He is expressive and friendly and knows how to recognize and express his needs.

There is a $500 agency fee reduction for Maci, Milan, and Marcel’s adoption with the listing adoption agency. Additional agency fee reductions may be available with the agency based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

Maci, Milan, and Marcel have an additional $5,500 grant through Children Need Families; The adoption agency will allocate this grant. Maci, Milan, and Marcel also qualify for a RODS Heroes grant (RODS Applications are based on financial need)

Lilly, Poppy, and Violet

Sibling Group
Ages: 14, 12, 7
Country Code: EE-2
Primary Diagnosis: Older Child, Trauma History
Listed: Sep 2023
**** I am eligible for a $500 Older Child Grant ****
Grant funds depend on available funding; the link above, shows the current available amount. To inquire about this child, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***

The girls described as healthy and developmentally on track, but with significant trauma history.

Lilly is a girl without any disabilities. She is healthy and does not take any medication. All she needs is kindness, love, support, and security. Lilly is very emotionally connected with her younger sisters. She is helpful around the orphanage and has established friendships with her peers.

Poppy is an 11 year old girl. Her intellectual development is average. Her IQ is estimated to be between 90 and 108. She is very attentive and observant. She is polite in her interactions with others. Her behavior is typically very good. When she misbehaves, she always apologizes. Her trauma has formed the ways that she responds to stress.

Violet is 7, she has high intelligence, with an estimated IQ between 118 and 130. Her motor development is good. She has high social-emotional competence. She does not have impulsive behaviors

Mila #

Girl, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephaly; Strabismus; G-tube feeding; delays in development
Listed: Jul 2018
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. For more information, email childinquiry@reecesrainbow.org ***
$25.00
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!
Mila turns her head towards sound and looks at people and objects of interest. She recognizes the faces of the staff. She can roll over, but still has difficulty with head control. She enjoys musical toys that spin and will focus on those for short periods of time.

Kaylyn #

Girl, Age: 9
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
symptomatic epilepsy-partial seizures with secondary generalization; spastic cerebral palsy; hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy of 2nd degree; profound mental delay;
Listed: Feb 2018
$1,000.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Kaylyn is in severely impaired condition and her development is delayed in all areas. She is completely dependent on adults’ care. Her sleep is calm and rhythmical. She is fed with a spoon by an adult.

Isla #

Girl, Age: 7
Pierre Robin sequence (cleft lip & palate); strabismus; global developmental delays; strabismus
Listed: Feb 2021
$35.00
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!
Isla can crawl, slowly walks, climbs and goes down steps. She does not react to any sounds or to people talking to her. Her report indicates that her hearing is normal, despite repeated observations that she does not react at all to any sounds. When a toy is placed in front of her field of vision, she will reach for it and hold it in her hand.  She enjoys playing with light up toys.

Sally #

Girl, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
congenital anomaly of the central nervous system; dysmorphic stigmas(dysmorphic facies, four-finger groove of left hand, six fingers on right leg, longer right foot with a larger surface area); generalized hypotonia and forming hemiparesis on the left.
Listed: Jan 2019
$47.70
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!
Sally had one seizure at age one. She’s been on seizure medication since that time and has not had any additional seizures. She touches and grabs with her right hand and moves her right foot. The left hand is almost clenched in a fist. Her muscles are very tight, but she can sit up when placed in that position. She will reach and grab toys with her right hand. She tracks objects that are moving in front of her face. She laughs when adults interact with her. She makes sounds and produces syllabes when imitating someone. She enjoys musical toys and will scoot to get to a toy that is near her when on the floor. She is fed by an adult and can eat from a spoon.

Emma #

Girl, Age: 7
Condition after herpes-viral encephalitis. Hepatitis caused by CMV. Hypotrophy. Hydrocephaly – of mild degree. Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia. Delayed neuro-psychological development.

Listed: Sep 2021
$1,005.50
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!
Emma was recently transferred to a group home where she can receive more specialized care to help her continue to develop and receive appropriate medical care. She is receiving monthly blood transfusions at this time for her anemia. She had surgery to correct clubbed feet in 2020. She can sit unassisted, stand next to a stable support, walk around fixed supports and walk while holding the hand of an adult. Videos from May 2021 show Emma playing with an electronic toy. She is pushing the button to get the toy to make a sound. Her fine motor skills are not well-developed at this time, due to her spasticity. Emma responds positively to adults and other children. She smiles and laughs when adults interact with her.

Jolie

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing loss, low vision, Global Delays
Listed: Apr 2022
$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!

Meet JolieJolie enjoys walks with her caregiver.  Her favorite part of their walk is when her caregiver speeds up pushing her stroller, and Jolie giggles with joy!  Jolie loves being embraced by her caregivers and communicates with them through giggles and cooing.  

 Jolie has a diagnosis of epilepsy, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, low vision, and overall global delays. Jolie continues to make progress in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, which she attends once a week.  Jolie recently accomplished being able to turn her body over from her back to her side! 

 Jolie needs a loving, patient, and caring family who will be able to provide lifelong care and help her develop to her full potential.

Jianna

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Motor delays
Listed: Aug 2022
$1,094.66
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!

Jianna’s favorite activity is singing and preforming on stage at church.  She has a good sense of rhythm, and she can hum the melody of songs she’s only listened to once or twice! When Jianna isn’t performing, she enjoys riding her bicycle and watching Sailor Moon.  Those who know Jianna describe her as friendly and say she LOVES to laugh!

Jianna has moderate cognitive, speech, and motor delays.  She currently attends occupational, speech and physical therapy weekly.  Jianna is enrolled in elementary school and attends special education classes. Her teacher noted she is able to identify colors, identify objects and their names, and speak in short sentences.

Could you imagine yourself dancing and singing karaoke with Jianna?  If you think you could be the right family for her, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Janet

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD, Autism
Suspected Tourettes
Listed: Dec 2022
$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!

Janet’s favorite activities include crafts, drawing, playing house, and outdoors activites such as basketball and riding her bicycle! Those who know Janet describe her as smart and straightforward. She will openly expresses her own thoughts and is strong-willed. Her caregivers say she does well in one-on-one interactions, and is making progress with peer social interactions.

Janet is going through the process of neurodevelopmental assessments for autism spectrum disorder, Tourette’s, and ADHD.  She attends special education classes at her local elementary school and attends the afterschool program. She is an eager learner and enjoys going to school. Janet stated her favorite subjects are Mandarin, Life Curriculum, drawing and PE. Janet has 5 good friends at school, and they LOVE playing hide and seek at recess together!

Janet needs someone who is patient and can give her encouragement and clear boundaries. I

Nila and Nikki

Sibling Group
Ages: 8, 7
Country Code: Asia.2
Region: Asia
Listed: Jun 2023
$50.00
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!
We are excited to introduce siblings Nila and Nikki!

Nila enjoys playing with toys and playing outdoors. Nila is known to be strong willed, not timid, and gets along well with her peers. Nila resides with a foster family and has a close bond with her 8 year old foster brother.  

Nila has mild cognitive developmental delays. She is a second grader in elementary school and attends resource classes. Nila attends an afterschool program where she can receive extra assistance with her school work. When asked about her favorite subject in school, Nila stated music class because she loves to sing!  

Nikki’s favorite activity is playing games like Red Light, Green Light and Hide-and-Seek! Nikki also enjoys playground slides, drawing, watching cartoons, and anything involving Princess Elsa. Nikki’s foster mother describes her as outgoing and passionate. She isn’t shy and will excitedly approach new people.  

Nikki has global delays and suspected ADHD. She attends weekly physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Nikki made notable improvements since starting these therapies. She can identify colors, count to 20, draw pictures, and speak in full sentences. Nikki attends kindergarten and stated she likes school. Each day, Nikki eagerly shares about her day with her foster mother. 

Nila and Nikki live in separate foster homes. They have had the opportunity to spend time with each other at events sponsored by their social welfare agency. In a recent outing, the girls spent time together enjoying the sights and activities at a dinosaur theme park! The sisters have a 9 year old brother who was adopted to a family residing in Denmark.

Isabella

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Blind / VI
Listed: Jan 2021
$2,316.60
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Isabella is a gorgeous little girl with congenital atresia of external auditory meatus of both ears and leukoma of both ears (translation error that should have said eyes).

Isabella has such a delicate face with the most beautiful lips. She loves to be clean and will cry to remind her caretaker when she goes to the bathroom and needs her diaper changed. After she is changed, she stops crying immediately. Isabella is always moving her eyes; it seems she may have some light perception. She has some hearing loss because of her atresia, but she can hear. By four months of age, Isabella was visually following the light, responding to loud sounds, and babbling. Isabella has rehabilitation training three times a week and is very cooperative. At the time her file was prepared, she was sitting and rolling over independently. She will laugh loudly and happily when called by her caretaker. Isabella loves to be cuddled and teased by her caretakers too. Her favorite toys are dolls. She is said to be a good eater and sleeper as well. Isabella is getting wonderful care while she waits for a family!

Minerva

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
premature infant with very low birth weight, hydrocephalus (post-op shunt)
Listed: Aug 2019
$31.00
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When Minerva came she looked petite and weak, and was hospitalized for care and surgery. She has delayed physical development compared with children of her age, but after the operation her physical health is fairly stable and her motor ability improves day by day. She is able to raise her head when lying on stomach, and turn over continuously. She likes to roll over to and fro on the mat best. She is able to sit alone for a moment with both hands against the floor, even occasionally stand for a few seconds with both hands grasping the rail. Her muscular tension is higher, she can not coordinate and control her body well. If her name is called or someone talks beside her ear she is able to turn around her head to locate the source following the sound direction. The muscular tension of her neck has decreased obviously, therefore its turning range is much larger.

If you move a toy with bright colors slowly in front of her eyes she will follow the toy visually. She is able to grasp a toy and shake it to and fro with her hands. She is an introverted and quiet baby, is able to lie alone for some time without noisy crying, but if she is made to practice sitting with her hands against the floor she will be very reluctant and cry aloud. Her crying is very loud and we can hear it from far away. She also likes to be cuddled by someone and her facial expressions and actions will be much richer while she is cuddled. Her speech development is delayed. She is a light sleeper.

Addison

Girl, Age: 9
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
Epilepsy, delays
Listed: Jan 2018
$2,012.42
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Addison is a petite and precious three-year-old girl who loves to be cuddled. When Addison was younger, she could walk independently and she had good fine motor skills. She could take small things out a bottle, turn the pages of a book, and take off her own socks. Addison loved to wave hello and goodbye, clap her hands, and blow kisses. Her nanny adored her and often took her to play on the playground. Addison could speak simple words, such as mom and sister and she could understand the adult’s instruction. She was described as cooperative, active, full of expression, and adored. Addison was sometimes mischievous and would occasionally lose her temper, as any 2-3 year-old would. She enjoyed the rocking horse and playing with balls.

In April of 2016 she started having seizures and was sent to the hospital for treatment. She does have a CT scan in her file which was normal, but once Addison came back she was like a different child. She had stiff limbs and couldn’t walk or sit. She was able to make small guttural sounds and could visually track moving people. The orphanage decided to have her start rehabilitation training. Addison started receiving acupuncture and massage therapy and her muscular tension improved. She can now hold her head up when lying on her stomach and responds to toys that make sound. She knows her name and will look when called. She still makes good eye contact, but has less facial expressions than she used to. She now imitates making sounds and recognizes people. She is still attached to her favorite nanny and enjoys when the nanny spends time with her. She will cry when the nanny leaves. Her nanny spoon feeds her porridge and she often bites the soon tightly and sometimes has trouble swallowing.

The agency has received a recent update. This sweet little girl has been through so much without a family by her side. It is our hope that the perfect family for her comes forward and meets her where she’s at and helps her reach her fullest potential!

Hailey Mae

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Brain damage
Listed: Aug 2020
$1,025.20
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Hailey is a smiley, sociable, and cuddly little girl. She can hold small toys and always smiles when someone plays with her. That smile will melt your heart. She is happiest when she is outdoors and loves being in the center of activities. She is very close with her caregivers. She cannot walk or talk yet, but she makes plenty of sounds. She is working hard at physical therapy and is striving towards learning to crawl. Lately Hailey has been taking more initiative to explore her surroundings independently. Hailey recently had a medical check up, including a cardiac ultrasound which showed no abnormalities.

Wendy

Girl, Age: 7
Region: Asia
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Neonatal brain injury, hypothyroidism, rickets
Listed: Mar 2019
$35.00
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Two year old Wendy is close with her caretakers and likes being held by them. Her file states that she has sharp reaction to outside stimulation such as sound source and visually following objects. She likes being teased, giggling, and can turn over onto her stomach. Her file indicates that she communicates her emotions by facial expression and reacts to being called.