Strive for Twenty-five

We have updated the goal from “Zero the Zeroes” — our new goal is to start each child’s grant fund with at least $25. We set our aim for $25, since that’s been the cost of the application fee for Reece’s Rainbow … since the very start of Reece’s Rainbow!

 

Stefi #

Boy, Age: 9
Listed: Feb 2024
$0.00
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!
Diagnosis: Spastic cerebral palsy; moderate mental delays; Congenital deformities of the foot.

Stefi uses a wheelchair for mobility. He can propel the wheelchair by himself. He tries to talk by making vocalizations to approximate words. He responds positively to attention and seeks out interactions with staff and the other children in his home. He enjoys playing with stuffed animals. He will push other children if they are playing with a toy he wants. He is completely dependent on an adult for all care tasks (feeding, toileting, dressing, etc).

Lauren

Girl, Age: 11
Country Code: E-11
Region: Europe
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Global Developmental Delay with Mild Intellectual Disability, as well as Mild Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Listed: Feb 2024
$0.00
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!
Lauren shines with a warmth that is immediately felt by everyone she meets. Her sweet and easy-going nature makes her quick to bond with both children and adults alike. An inquisitive soul, Lauren’s curious mind draws her to be a helping hand around the home, eagerly participating in day-to-day activities and showcasing a commendable level of independence in her daily routines.

Gifted with considerable communication abilities, Lauren also brings a touch of uniqueness through her passion for dance, expressing herself with joy and confidence in every hip-hop move. This lively interest in the arts highlights her outgoing and engaging personality, which endears her to both peers and adults.

While Lauren delights in being the center of attention and thrives in communal settings, like many children, she’s learning to channel her exuberant impulsivity into positive interactions. Her journey has been one of beautiful transformation. Through consistent support and exposure to stable role models, Lauren has made impressive strides in mastering self-regulation, although the support offered by her environment has its limitations.

The diligent teamwork of dedicated caregivers underlines the progress Lauren has made and underscores the need for continuity in nurturing her personal growth. Particularly crucial is the ongoing dialogue helping Lauren reconcile her emotions regarding her biological family background and shape her aspirations for the future.

Lauren dreams of being part of a forever family—a family eager to provide her with the love, stability, and support she deserves. A family that can offer her a unique place in their hearts and home, affirming her worth and fostering her continued growth, emotionally, socially, and academically.

Ames

Boy, Age: 8
Country Code: E-11
Region: Europe
Developmental challenges such as intellectual limitations, learning difficulties, linguistic delays, and special behaviors; maternal mental health issues
Listed: Feb 2024
$0.00
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!
Ames is a joyful youngster who displays notable independence for his age, showing advancement in managing personal responsibilities in spite of his cognitive development in areas such as language mastery, social dynamics, and self-regulation. Ames is progressing, revealing a promising trajectory.

His interests are as varied as they are engaging, ranging from the energetic spinning of beyblades to the strategic play of table football, and the creative assembly of Legos. A fondness for stories also defines him—he delights in listening, reading, and sharing tales with others.

Understanding and following rules come naturally to Ames when they are communicated clearly and applied consistently. He flourishes under positive reinforcement and thrives on routine, which helps him navigate his day with confidence. When faced with choices, he benefits from being offered two options to help enhance his decision-making skills.

Adaptable and responsive, Ames shows a commendable capacity for assessing situations; however, he does rely on adult guidance to navigate safely through his environment. Previously having not experienced a traditional family setting, he formed emotional attachments with his caregivers. Ames longs for what many take for granted—a loving family to call his own.

At his current developmental stage, it’s essential to tailor Ames’s transition towards adoption, ensuring the introduction to a potential family is mindful and gradual. Psychotherapeutic support has been assisting Ames in processing his hopes and feelings about family life, laying groundwork for his future relationships.

Maeve

Girl, Age: 6
Country Code: EE-2
Listed: Sep 2023
$0.00
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!

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.

Roric #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
Listed: Jan 2024
$20.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Roric was born prematurely with low birth weight. He resides with a foster family. He has cerebral palsy which mainly affects his legs. He can stand and step to the side but cannot walk independently. He is very attached to his foster parent and is easily comforted by her if upset. His speech is delayed but he knows several words in Turkish and can understand many phrases spoken to him. He tries to eat independently. He works with a psychologist, speech therapist and Montessori specialist to develop speech and cognitive skills. He plays with toys but has difficulty grasping small objects. He likes bath time. He has a good appetite and sleeps well.

Eamon #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defect
Diagnosis: Polymalformative syndrome. Neurofibromatosis type I (benign). congenital heart failure  – severe membrane-type subaortic stenosis; mild aortic insufficiency; left ventricular hypertrophy. Condition after surgical treatment. Congenital laryngeal stridor – omega epiglottis. Chronic tonsillar hypertrophy.  
Listed: Jan 2024
$20.00
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

Your gift will serve ALL of the children, as 10% of each Waiting Child Donation is shared with our Voice of Hope fund, as well!
Diagnosis: Polymalformative syndrome. Neurofibromatosis type I (benign). congenital heart failure  – severe membrane-type subaortic stenosis; mild aortic insufficiency; left ventricular hypertrophy. Condition after surgical treatment. Congenital laryngeal stridor – omega epiglottis. Chronic tonsillar hypertrophy.

Eamon had heart surgery in October 2023 to repair his heart.

Eamon has age appropriate gross motor skills. His fine motor skills are also well developed. He can draw a sun, man and a tree upon request. He can name all of the children in his group and also knows the name of all the staff that works at the orphanage. He engages in role playing games. He helps with the younger children in his group. He performs “chores”: brings items to staff ,wipes up surfaces, fills containers, etc. He understands object permanence. He matches nouns to objects. He watches children’s movies and asks appropriate questions. He memorizes songs and nursery rhythms. Identifies animals and the sounds they make. He can county to 12. He understands cause/effect relationships and plays symbolic games such as hide and seek. He can engage in a reciprocal conversation. He will ask questions and waits for an answer. He can identify parts of the body.

Channing

Boy, Age: 12
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: ADHD, Trauma History
History of abuse; ADHD; History of oppositional defiant disorder
Listed: Oct 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 ***
Channing is a talented boy, born in December of 2011, with many interests. He likes to play with Legos, create Origami, and play soccer. He is a waiting child hoping for the love and stability of a family of his own. Contact the agency to learn more about Channing and his listed needs!

NEWER VIDEOS:

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The agency has several older videos available, too.
Password: Adoptmaa

There is a $2000 agency fee reduction for Channing’s adoption. Additional agency fee reductions may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.

Vernon #

Boy, Age: 4
Spina bifida; hydrocephalus- shunt; delays in all aspects of development
Listed: Dec 2023
$18.00
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!
Vernon crawls using his upper body. He plays with toys and interacts with familiar adults. He responds to his name by turning toward the person calling him.