Update November 2019:
Nora’s family is coming! Support the Rice family here!
Liam is still available and waiting!!!
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.
Today’s first featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Nora! She was born in 2006, lives in an Asian country, and is waiting for her family to find her. She is eligible to be adopted by single moms! She’s been listed since April 2017.
PD: Nora sits on the ground in front of some plants, wearing a pink top & pink polka dot capris. Her hair is pulled back w/ some wispy pieces in front. She is smiling & making eye contact w/ the camera, holding a book in her lap w/ her other hand up near her chin.
Nora’s Medical History
Nora was born with Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome can do the same things as people without it! They lead typical lives independently or with support, work jobs, and do all the things everyone else does. Nora was also diagnosed with congenital heart disease, which as been surgically repaired.
Other Information About Nora
Nora is an amazing little girl. She was hosted in the US in the summer of 2016 by a family who hoped to adopt her but were denied—they are willing to talk with anyone interested in knowing more about this precious child. Nora is very independent and cognitively very able. She was able to confidently take care of all her needs. She has extremely long hair that she did not like brush, but was willing to have it braided to have it out of her way. She spoke very clearly in her native language, and was able to communicate her needs to her host family. She ate well and was very healthy. She adored the younger children in the family and wanted to help care for them. She enjoyed having jobs to do with the other children in the home. She liked to play outside and go on trips, but also loved to look at picture books and draw in notebooks. She loves animals. Nora did tend to get fairly grumpy when given sugar – so it is best to limit her intake. At times, she would shake her head “no” and cry if she did not want to do something (like go to bed), but always chose to comply when her host parents repeated their direction.
She was examined by a pediatrician, dentist, and ophthalmologist while in the US. The pediatrician said she was very healthy and well taken care of. She also said Nora’s heart sounded very healthy. Nora does not need glasses, but does have a few cavities that will need some treatment once she is adopted. Nora would do very well in a family – she loves being with people, especially children. She adored her host dad in particular, but also loved to snuggle with her host mom and their children. She is very bright and curious. She wants to learn and explore. She is a treasure just waiting to be claimed.
Today’s second featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Liam! Let’s find his family! Liam was born in 2008, lives in an Asian country, and is waiting for his family to find him. He is eligible to be adopted by single moms! He’s been listed since September 2017.
He is eligible for a $15,000 Older Child Grant! For more information, email email@example.com.
PD: Liam stands in front of stacked blue nap cots. He is wearing a white, busy-patterned shirt & a brilliant smile!
Liam’s Medical History
Liam was born with Down syndrome, and has also been diagnosed with heart disease. His recent health has been good, and he is not currently showing any symptoms of heart disease.
Other Information About Liam
This playful, adventurous, sweet boy is Liam! He is 8 years old and will absolutely steal your heart. Liam can be quiet and introverted at times, but is generally a very friendly kid! Whenever volunteers come to the orphanage, he cannot wait to take pictures with them. He seems to have an eye for photography – he loves being in pictures and taking pictures of others. He especially likes to come up with funny poses! He can play games cooperatively with other kids, and he has a lot of fun building all kinds of structures out of blocks. Liam likes to be creative and has quite the imagination! You can see more photos and videos from Liam’s time in the US on his advocacy page. Liam’s nannies tell us he is learning self-care skills. Could you be Liam’s forever family?
Liam had the opportunity to visit the US as part of the Winter 2016 C**** Hosting Program! He spent 3 weeks playing, learning, and laughing with his host family. Here is what they shared:
Liam is a very happy little guy with the most contagious giggles you’ll ever hear, and I have no doubt he’ll bring much joy to his forever family. He is a very energetic and active little guy who enjoys playing outside (at the playground, swinging and going down the slide are favorite activities), but he also is great at entertaining himself indoors by looking at books or “writing” (making marks on paper). He has a great imagination and especially loves to pretend to cook! He plays well with others, but just as often seems to enjoy playing independently. Liam also has a bit of a mischievous streak — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but he does sometimes need help redirecting some of his energy to a more positive activity. I did see improvement throughout his time here with his ability to be redirected, and discipline-wise, short “time-ins” where we sat together quietly on the floor seemed to be most effective.
Liam LOVES to eat… and would eat ALL the time if I let him. He is not picky at all; he’s eaten everything I’ve given him — fruit, veggies, yogurt, meat, pasta, etc. The hardest thing for him is being done with a meal/snack — even if he has had plenty to eat, he still wants more. This does seem to be getting a bit better, though. It was fun having Liam here & seeing him come out of his shell! He definitely keeps me on my toes because he is very active/into everything, but he has a great imagination that has been fun to watch. He also really has done a GREAT job transitioning into family life/life in the US.