Find Me Friday, Pt II: Delta, Alys, & Alisha


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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 2019: unfortunately, Alys, Delta, and Alisha have all aged out of international adoption 😦


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 currently listed on RR from Sarah’s Covenant Homes, India, 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.

I missed last week, so this week, you will get 2 posts! In this second post, I will introduce you to to 3 girls waiting in Eastern Europe.

The first child of this post is Delta! Delta was born in 2003. She lives in an Eastern European country. She is available to large families and older parents! She has been listed since October 2012. Delta is at risk of aging out and must be adopted by 16 internationally!

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: Delta stands in front of a wall wearing a red t-shirt, pink shorts, & white sandals. Her sandy blonde hair is pulled back away from her face.
Delta! Photo credit: RR

PD: Delta stands in front of a wall wearing a red t-shirt, pink shorts, & white sandals. Her sandy blonde hair is pulled back away from her face.

Delta’s Medical History

Delta has been diagnosed with a mild to moderate developmental disability and has congenital anophthalmia (a missing eye) of the left eye. In July 2017, it was determined she has a moderate disability, not just psychological and speech delays. It is classified as organic damage of the brain. Delta is almost blind, but has slight eyesight of her right eye. Delta also has some degree of hearing impairment, and currently she uses hearing device, which is helpful. It is not directly stated whether she is hard of hearing or D/deaf.

Delta’s Education

Delta does not attend school, defectologists teach her something (I think they are trying to say she has tutoring or is taught at the orphanage), but her level of development does not stipulate for “traditional” education. She is taught by program developed for special needs children with developmental disabilities, so it is very primitive.

Other Information About Delta

Delta’s personality is described as kind and friendly.

In June 2013, the following update was added to her profile:

Look at Delta – isn’t she beautiful?! She is SO, SO sweet – we gave the kids lollipops and she grabbed my hand and squeezed it and said ‘thank you’. She is very “with it”- the kids danced for me, and she was one of the very few that was on-beat! She is able to follow directions and imitate. I have a video but for privacy reasons, I can’t put it on her profile. If an interested family is considering her, I would be happy to share!



The second child of this post is Alisha! Alisha was born in 2003. She lives in an Eastern European country. She is available to older parents and large families! She has been listed since August 2010, which is waaay too long! Alisha is at risk of aging out and must be adopted by 16 internationally!

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: Tiny Alisha sits on a rug on the floor, wearing a pink t-shirt. She has short, blonde hair, an upturned nose, & pretty brown eyes. She is looking straight into the camera w/ an inquisitive expression.
Alisha in June 2013! Photo credit: RR

PD: Tiny Alisha sits on a rug on the floor, wearing a pink t-shirt. She has short, blonde hair, an upturned nose, & pretty brown eyes. She is looking straight into the camera w/ an inquisitive expression.

Alisha’s Medical History

Alisha was born with Penn-Sjogren Syndrome. We do not have any other info indicating why she may be cognitively and physically delayed. She has cognitive developmental delays and a divergent squint (this means strabismus). It was noted that in 2012, Alisha’s eyesight had regressed significantly.

More Info About Alisha

Very little is documented about Alisha on her RR profile, but I’m sure more information is available through an agency or RR.

Update from June 2013:
Look how good [Alisha] looks! When I saw her, she was sitting on the floor with another child, and she reached out and tugged on my pant leg almost like “look at me!” I said her name, and she gave me a big grin.

Update from 2012:
Alisha needs a family! She can’t move by herself, but she tries to sit. Her speech is undeveloped and mental processes are not formed; her ideation is not developed. Alisha is friendly and quiet. Her emotional world is poor and she needs care constantly.


The third child of this post is Alys! Alys was born in February 2003. She lives in an Eastern European country. She has been listed since October 2012. Alys has unfortunately aged out.

PD: Alys lays in a crib on her back, arms folded behind her head, wearing an orange t-shirt. Some of her short, brunette hair is pulled into a tiny ponytail on top of her head. She has beautiful brown eyes.
Alys in June 2013! Photo credit: RR

PD: Alys lays in a crib on her back, arms folded behind her head, wearing an orange t-shirt. Some of her short, brunette hair is pulled into a tiny ponytail on top of her head. She has beautiful brown eyes.

Alys’ Medical History

Alys has been diagnosed with a significant developmental delay, fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), microcephaly, partial atrophy of optic nerve, and congenital vitium cordis (this appears to be a heart valve issue, from my quick internet investigation). It is unclear whether Alys has vision, as this is a common complication with optic nerve atrophy. It also isn’t stated whether one or both eyes are affected.

All about Alys

Very little is documented about Alys on her RR profile, but I’m sure more information is available through an agency or RR. It is noted that she would greatly benefit from a family!

A visitor in June 2013 had this to report:

She was about ready to take her nap when I saw her. She already had her hands behind her head relaxing! She does get out of her crib and her orphanage just created an outside safe space for older children who are in cribs.

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