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!

 

Marcko #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus-shunt placed; Cerebral Palsy;
Listed: Dec 2022
$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!
Marcko had a shunt placed shortly after birth due to hydrocephalus. In February 2022, the shunt failed. Marcko experienced several seizures during the shunt failure. A new shunt was installed and he has not had any additional seizures.

Marcko can walk, go up/down steps, kick and throw a ball and stack objects. He will play with toys. He knows a few of his body parts and other very basic skills. He’s learning to feed himself. He can say a few words, but is not yet speaking in sentences.

Mason #

Boy, Age: 1
Primary Diagnosis: Craniofacial disorder
Craniofrontonasal syndrome
Listed: Dec 2022
$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!
Mason has undergone extensive genetic testing to determine if he has any type of syndrome or genetic condition. Currently, all testing has come back negative. Mason has recently learned to walk independently. He engages with caregivers and other adults. He explores his environment and interacts appropriately. He is interested in toys, picks them up and explores them. When shown how to play with a toy, he mimics the actions of the adult. He smiles, laughs and responds to verbal directions. He cries at appropriate times (hungry, needs a diaper change, etc). His speech is in the beginning stages of development. He eats transitional food and sleeps well at night.

Giana

Girl, Age: 3
Country Code: LA-6
Primary Diagnosis: HIV or Hep
Listed: Nov 2022
$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!
Giana is a sweet girl waiting for a family of her own. She can walk on her tiptoes and sometimes without balance. She can go up and down stairs, and she can throw a ball and grab a pencil with her hand. Giana enjoys playing with other girls. She asks for and gives affection through hugs.

Contact the agency for more information about Giana! Agency fee reductions may be available, too.

Ashton

Boy, Age: 4
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus and Developmental delays
Listed: Nov 2022
$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!
Ashton is an adorable little boy who is described as a social child who loves to be around others who give him affection. He shares with the people around him. He loves to hear music and pleasant sounds. He likes painting and watching animated shows. Contact the agency to learn more about Ashton and his special needs!

NEW VIDEOS:
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https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-ashton05
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OLDER VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-ashton1
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-ashton2
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Matt

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: LA-2
Spina bifida, paraplegia; Hydrocephalus (shunt placed); Club foot (left and right) (surgically corrected)
Listed: Nov 2022
$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!
Matt, who agency staff met in October of 2022, has a bright smile that is infectious! Matt recognizes animal sounds. He can wash his hands and face by himself. Matt interacts well with his environment, peers, and adults. He adapts well to changes in routines and plays well with his peers. He can play by himself for short time periods. He can focus his attention on different stimuli. Matt has advanced considerably since entering the care of his current care center. He can move his hands spontaneously and hold a pencil correctly. He can move himself with the use of his wheelchair. Matt is right-handed. His speech is well developed, and he can express himself well.

We hope his forever family sees him while he is still so young! Contact the agency to learn more about Matt and his special needs!

VIDEO:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-matt
Password: Adoptmaa

Finley

Boy, Age: 2
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Nov 2022
$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!
Finley is a lovely young boy with a bright smile! Finley is waiting for a forever family of his own! Contact the adoption agency to learn more about Finley!

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-finley

Password: Adoptmaa

Daisy

Girl, Age: 3
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs, Speech Delay
Neglect, Speech and language delays; dextrocardia, gastrostomy and tracheostomy care, unspecified respiratory failure
Listed: Nov 2022
$4.50
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!
Daisy has bright and cheerful eyes. We hope her forever family sees her while she is so young! She will need a family who is committed to caring for her special needs and daily care while she continues to grow and develop. Daisy has speech and language delays, dextrocardia, gastrostomy and tracheostomy care, unspecified respiratory failure, and a history of neglect and abandonment.

Cale

Boy, Age: 2
Country Code: LA-2
Global developmental delay; Severe perinatal asphyxia, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, epileptic events under management and controlled, modulated and overcome cardiogenic shock, secondary ventilatory failure, suspected early sepsis, late sepsis due to treated Klebsiella pneumoniae, resolved hypocalcemia, resolved hyponatremia, hyperphosphatemia, child of a consuming mother of psychoactive substances and high neurological and psychosocial risk.
Listed: Nov 2022
$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!
Cale loves to be cuddled and held. Cale likes to listen to music and feel different textures. Agency staff met Cale in October of 2022. Contact them to learn more about Cale and his listed medical needs!

VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-cale
Password: Adoptmaa

Scotty #

Boy, Age: 8
Primary Diagnosis: Spina bifida
Lumbar spina bifida (surgically corrected), grand mal seizures, spastic cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus
Listed: Mar 2017
$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!
Scotty has little support from his legs. His head control has improved and he can turn from his back to his belly. He sits independently by holding on to the bars of his crib and also makes attempts to stand up. Scotty can hold toys in his hands and tries to clap! He maintains eye contact and recognizes the faces of his caregivers. Scotty expresses appropriate emotions to happiness and agitation and will laugh out loud when teases. He imitates and pronounces combinations of sounds and syllables. Scotty interacts with all children and caregivers. He likes music and toys. Scotty is fed by a spoon and receives additional nutrition from a bottle.

GRADEN #

Boy, Age: 6
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
CHIARI malformation; asthma- uses inhaler; delays in development
Listed: Jan 2021
$10.00
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!
Graden was born prematurely and experienced many complications after birth. He spent the first 5 months of his life in the hospital and has lived in one of the biggest orphanages in his birth country since leaving the hospital. He is often sick with respiratory infections and has an inhaler for asthma. He’s  been diagnosed with CHIARI malformation, but no treatment or surgery has been planned.

He can stand with support and will side step when holding on to something. He picks up toys, moves them from hand to hand and attempts to manipulate them. He interacts with staff members and other children. He reacts positively when he is given attention from adults and willingly interacts during therapy sessions and time with his teacher at the orphanage.

Update April 2021:
Graden was moved out of the orphanage and into a group home in December 2020. He’s made several developmental gains since being transferred. He now has the opportunity to attend a day program 3 days a week to receive specialized instruction and therapy. Medically, he no longer requires an inhaler.
Graden can walk when holding onto someone’s hands or an object (like a walker). He can walk up steps while holding on to the rail. He moves around independently by crawling. He eats from a spoon and drinks from an open cup. He enjoys pretzels for snack and does not have any issues with chewing. He likes to look at himself in the mirror and will dance while watching his reflection. He loves music. He explores and plays with toys. He can follow simple directions. He can mimic actions and learns basic tasks quickly when they are demonstrated for him. The staff at his new home believe he would make tremendous progress in a family.  Photos and videos from April 2021 are available for interested families.

Update on Graden August 2022: He’s WALKING!!! Graden continues to make huge gains in his development since being transferred to a group home. Physically, he’s now independently walking, feeding himself with a spoon and in the process of being toilet trained.

Developmentally, he demonstrates interest in the events happening around him, he understands verbal instructions, his vocabulary improves with every week that passes – he understands most of what is said to him. He is able to follow simple, 2-3 step gesture instructions. He persistently goes and takes toys and plays with them. He is emotional and sociable. He likes when a familiar adult speaks to him and independently seeks interactions. He reacts with a smile to tactile and verbal stimuli. He demonstrates interest in musical toys and toys that make sounds. Most of the time he is calm and happy. He seeks contacts with other children from the group. He reacts emotionally when told “no”. He is interested in different activities. He answers when called by his name and recognizes his reflection in a mirror.

 

Drako #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
Cognitive delays; repaired cleft lip & palate with additional surgeries needed
Listed: Apr 2019
$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!
Drako has undergone surgeries to repair a cleft lip and palate. He is under continues care by medical professionals and will need future orthodontic surgery and other possible surgeries as well related to his cleft issues. Developmentally, his speech, motor skills, and cognitive processing are all delayed. He can crawl, pull to a stand, cruise around furniture/objects, and walk while holding an adult’s hand. He will interact with toys that play music or light up. He babbles, but is not yet saying any words.

Photos and videos are available.

Angelo

Boy, Age: 5
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Other Special Needs
osteogenesis imperfecta and a unspecified conduct disorder
Listed: Oct 2022
$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!
Angelo likes playing with bubbles and painting with tempera. He enjoys crafts and exploring the different materials and textures. Angelo also likes building towers and playing in water. He is described as social and showing great interest in everything that happens around him. He is a great observer.

Angelo is able to kick a ball forward with help, throw a ball over his shoulder and catch a ball with rebound most of the time. He is able to pedal a tricycle and climb the stairs with help. He is able to undress. His motor coordination is good, which makes it easier for him to string objects. Angelo has a good understanding of orders and knows and recognizes language. Contact the agency to learn more about Angelo and his medical needs!

Stanley #

Boy, Age: 3
Primary Diagnosis: Global developmental delays
Delays in all aspects of development
Listed: Oct 2022
$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!
Stanley was recently moved into a group at the orphanage with older children. The staff reports that they believe this change will be good for him. He walks and can climb on/off of furniture. He is not saying any words or word approximations at this time. His teacher reports that in the past couple of weeks, he has started saying one or two syllables when he hears music. He has recently begun responding to his name and some simple directions. He examines and explores objects, but does not use them for their intended purpose. He will flip through the pages of a book. He enjoys opening/closing doors. He is interested in people and shows awareness of familiar adults vs unfamiliar adults. He smiles and reacts positively to interactions from adults. Due to the delays in his communication skills and development, he will undergo a comprehensive evaluation for Autism in November.

Bailey

Girl, Age: 9
Country Code: LA-2
spastic quadriplegia; generalized hyperreflexia; epilepsy; global developmental delays
Listed: Oct 2022
$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!
Bailey accepts physical and verbal contact from others. Bailey likes toys that make noise, and she sometimes smiles at the stimulation of an adult. Bailey will need a family who is able to care for her special needs and provide for her daily care. Agency staff met Bailey in July of 2022. We hope her family sees her soon! Contact the agency to learn more about Bailey and her listed medical needs.

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-bailey001
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-bailey002
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-bailey003
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-bailey004
Password: Adoptmaa

Amelia

Girl, Age: 5
Country Code: LA-2
Trisomy 18 / Edwards syndrome; Developmental delay; cognitive delay; microcephaly; pervasive disorder; hearing loss; epilepsy
Listed: Oct 2022
$22.50
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!
Amelia is a young girl, born in spring 2017, with beautiful bright eyes. Agency staff met Amelia in July of 2022; they can provide more about this sweet girl and her listed medical needs!

VIDEO:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-amelia1
Password: Adoptmaa

Finn

Boy, Age: 6
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy
cognitive delays, cerebral palsy
Listed: Oct 2022
$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!
Finn is a beautiful boy who will need a special family to care for his medical needs. Agency staff met Finn in July of 2022; they can provide more info on Finn and his medical needs!

VIDEO:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-finn1
Password: Adoptmaa

Rowan

Boy, Age: 7
Country Code: LA-2
Primary Diagnosis: Epilepsy/ seizure disorder
developmental delays and epilepsy
Listed: Oct 2022
$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!
Rowan is smiley, and loves to clap and listen to what is going on around him. Agency staff met Rowan in July of 2022! Contact them to learn more about Rowan and his medical needs!

VIDEO:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-rowan01
Password: Adoptmaa

Elon #

Boy, Age: 7
Primary Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis
Arthrogryposis, delays in development
Listed: Oct 2022
$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!
Elon walks independently. He feeds himself and cleans up after his meals. He does not talk at this time, but understands what is said to him and follows simple instructions. He responds to his name. He interacts appropriately with adults and with other children. He attends to tasks and works well 1:1 and in a small group.

Jeremy

Boy, Age: 3
Country Code: LA-2
Listed: Oct 2022
$22.50
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!
Jeremy was met by agency staff in July of 2022. He has a beautiful smile that lights up the room. Jeremy is affectionate with his foster mother and loves to listen to her sing. He really enjoys music! Jeremy will need a family who can provide dedicated care and one who can continue to help him develop and grow. We can’t wait to see who his family will be!

VIDEOS:
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-jeremy1
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-jeremy2
https://vimeo.com/maaspecialkids/maa-jeremy3
Password: Adoptmaa