Find Me Friday: Eli, Jon, Fabio, & Jason


PD: RR’s logo states ‘Reece’s Rainbow’ across center, w/ signature 3 diagonal brush strokes in blue, pink, & green. Above & below in a circle are the words ‘Special needs adoption support’.

Update July 2019: Unfortunately, Jonathan aged out before a family could be found. Eli still waits.


Update January 2019: Unfortunately, Fabio and Jason aged out before families were found.


Original post:

In this series, each Friday, I want to share a different child with you who is available for adoption and listed through the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow. All the kids who are listed on RR from Sarah’s Covenant Homes, India, the focus of my previous posts, have been posted about, so now I am focusing on a few kids or a sibling group listed on the site each Friday going forward. When more SCH kids are listed, I’ll continue to feature them!

Please note that the names used on RR are usually not the childrens’ real names, and their real names will only be shared with seriously interested families in order to protect their identity.

This week I am featuring eligible children from a facility nicknamed ‘Orphanage 50’ for reference purposes. This orphanage is partially supported by the organization Maya’s Hope, which provides support care workers including a massage therapist, as well as diapers, medicine, and food.


Still Waiting

Today’s first featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Elijah! Let’s find his family! Elijah was born in February 2006, lives in an Eastern European country, and is waiting for his family to find him. He is eligible to be adopted by large families and older parents! He’s been waiting a long time – he was listed in 2013.

I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant

PD: Elijah is laying on some therapy equipment w/ a beanbag in his lap. He is looking straight into the camera w/ a mischievous expression. He is wearing a neck brace & a gray shirt.
Elijah. Photo credit: RR

PD: Elijah is laying on some therapy equipment w/ a beanbag in his lap. He is looking straight into the camera w/ a mischievous expression. He is wearing a neck brace & a gray shirt.

Medical About Elijah

Elijah has been diagnosed with the following disabilities: a birth defect of his central nervous system; hydrocephalus; developmental delays; manifest deviation (not sure what this means); cardiomyopathy; and protein-calorie deficiency malnutrition. They feed him with wheat cream only, and now he is feeling sick all the time, it’s hard to feed him, so at the orphanage he just remains hungry sometimes.

Other Info About Elijah

Elijah has white-blonde hair and beautiful, deep brown eyes. He needs a family asap, because he needs constant care, and at the orphanage he doesn’t receive it. He can walk and likes music and playing with mobile phones. He likes watching TV and doesn’t speak much. Elijah really responds well to a male caregiver — he needs a Papa of his very own!

From a missionary who visited in August 2014:

A beautiful little boy. He is doing so much better, he loves to walk.  He needs someone to hold his hand as is too scared to walk alone just yet.  He still has some self harming behaviors and lets you know when he’s not happy!  But most of the time he is calm and has the cutest giggle.

From someone who met him in summer 2013:  

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

Several videos of him are available from Maya’s Hope.


Aged Out Before a Family Was Found

Today’s second featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Jonathan! Let’s find his family! Jonathan was born in March 2003, lives in an Eastern European country, and is waiting for his family to find him. He has been listed since 2013. He is eligible to be adopted by large families and older parents! Couples must be married. The 10 day wait is often waived here! JONATHAN IS AT RISK OF AGING OUT! Please adopt him soon.

I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant

PD: Jonathan sits on the carpet w/ his feet folded & hands in his lap, wearing a red sweatshirt, black pants, & tennis shoes.
Jonathan in 2014. Photo credit: RR

PD: Jonathan sits on the carpet w/ his feet folded & hands in his lap, wearing a red sweatshirt, black pants, & tennis shoes.

Medical About Jonathan

Jonathan has been diagnosed with the following disabilities: sequels of encephalitis (I am guessing this means consecutive bouts of the infection); convulsive disorder (most likely epilepsy); sensorimotor alalia; and a ‘deep mental handicap’.

All About Jonathan

He is described as “a terribly sad, rocking child whose face showed so much sorrow behind his eyes, it was heart wrenching! He moaned and rocked and seemed untouchable! His eyes haunt me even now! How I wish I could have spent more time with him. He so needs a family to wipe away that sorrow.”

I wish I had more information on him. There is another photo on his page, but I do not know how old it is. He has either greatly improved or severely declined.


Today’s third featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Fabio! Let’s find his family! Fabio was born in November 2002, lives in an Eastern European country, and is waiting for his family to find him. He is eligible to be adopted by large families and older parents!  Couples must be married. The 10 day wait is often waived here! Fabio has unfortunately aged out.

PD: Fabio sits on a large swing outside, smiling at the camera. He wears shorts & the sun shines down on him.
Fabio in 2002. Photo credit: RR

PD: Fabio sits on a large swing outside, smiling at the camera. He wears shorts & the sun shines down on him.

Medical about Fabio

Fabio has been diagnosed with the following disabilities: cerebral palsy (spastic tetraparesis); microcephaly; a ‘deep mental handicap’; carditis; and biliary dyskinesia (something to do with the gallbladder, I think).

All About Fabio

Fabio has blonde hair, and I think his eyes are brown – it is hard to tell in either of his profile photos.

According to a someone who visited him:

He was in the same room as Bobby and seemed quite quiet. I would love to see him outside of those stifling rooms.


Today’s fourth featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Jason! Let’s find his family! Jason was born in April 2003, lives in an Eastern European country, and is waiting for his family to find him. He is eligible to be adopted by large families and older parents! Couples must be married. The 10 day wait is often waived here! Jason has unfortunately aged out.

PD: Jason sits in a colourful room, looking directly into the camera, wearing a blue patterned shirt.
Jason in 2016. Photo credit: RR

PD: Jason sits in a colourful room, looking directly into the camera, wearing a blue patterned shirt.

Medical About Jason

Any disabilities Jason may have are not listed, so prospective families should be ready to accept any diagnoses that may reveal themselves.

All About Jason

Jason has blonde hair and brown eyes. He spends most of his time either in a crib or in a stroller, sitting outside. He needs a lot of love and attention… he is a good, sweet child, but has a lot of self-injuring behaviors. Unfortunately, he is often restrained because he hits himself really hard.

From a  family who visited with him in June 2013: 

I saw Jason this morning. I got to take him for a walk in the stroller, play with him, feed him (twice!), and get him ready for his nap. He is wonderful. He loved it when I made my hand crawl up his belly and tickle him under the chin. I was rewarded with loud laughing and a huge smile. He liked to have me rub his feet, and whenever I would stop, he would stick his little foot up for more.

He makes noises, but he does not talk. He can walk if he holds both of your hands, but he prefers to crawl as he can go faster. He is the king of the bouncy seat. He sits in it whenever he can, and he shooed away another child who came too close. 😉 He [was] about the size of a four-year-old and in a 4/5 shirt. He’s heavier than I thought he would be, but I can carry him easily. I’m totally in love.

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