Find Me Friday: Adam, Denis, & Liam!


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’.

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: Adam! He was born in 2004, lives in an Eastern country, and is waiting for his family to find him. He is eligible to be adopted by older parents and large families!

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: Adam is sitting or standing on or near a wooden chair, wearing a green sweater. He appears to be reaching up to embrace the person taking the photo, & has a huge, brilliant smile, squinty brown eyes, & dark blond/light brown hair.
Undated photo of Adam w/ his huge smile! Credit: RR

PD: Adam is sitting or standing on or near a wooden chair, wearing a green sweater. He appears to be reaching up to embrace the person taking the photo, & has a huge, brilliant smile, squinty brown eyes, & dark blond/light brown hair.

Adam’s Medical History

Adam has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and is also HIV+, which is a manageable chronic illness if treated properly. It is unclear whether he is on medication to treat the virus, or whether he has had any medical interventions with his hydrocephalus. Learn more about these conditions by perusing the provided links.

Other Information About Adam

Adam is a sweet, easy-to-please little cuddle bug. He is very much like a cuddly, curious little toddler. When I first met him, he did not seem interested in me at all, but as time went by he began to want affection and would grab my hands if I stopped rubbing his head and put them back.

One day I picked him up, and from that moment on, he wanted to spend most of my time there in my arms. When I arrived, he’d jump up from his little wooden chair and hurry over with his arms raised. If I didn’t pick him up fast enough, he’d try to climb into my arms using nearby chairs or beds and would not hesitate to grab items from my hands and set them down to free up my hands so I could hold him. He also began to cry whenever I left.

He loves wind-up toys and toys that vibrate, and would giggle happily and flap his hands to show how excited he was about them. His other favorite toys were a pony he enjoyed chewing on, any sort of car, and some legos that made a train. He is non-verbal, but was beginning to make noises to communicate. I tried to teach him to sign ‘more’ one day, by signing hand-over-hand with him. When I asked him to sign it, he took my hands and helped me sign. He seems to have a need for love and affection that can only come from a loving family. I would love to see him thriving and meeting his full potential, as well as bringing joy to as many people as possible!


Today’s second featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Denis! He was born in July 2006, lives in an Eastern country, and is waiting for his family to find him. He is eligible to be adopted by large families! This region typically waives the 10-day waiting period for children with disabilities. More photos are available!

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: Denis is propped up, probably in a wheelchair or positioning seat for children with disabilities. He wears a red shirt & blue/white plaid bib. His hands are clasped in front of him, his big, brown eyes are gazing away from the camera, & he has light-blond hair.
Denis, clasping his hands. Credit: RR

PD: Denis is propped up, probably in a wheelchair or positioning seat for children with disabilities. He wears a red shirt & blue/white plaid bib. His hands are clasped in front of him, his big, brown eyes are gazing away from the camera, & he has light-blond hair.

Denis’ Medical History

From his medical records, Denis has been diagnosed with epilepsy in the form of frequent seizures which are therapeutic-resistant. He has also been diagnosed with spastic tetraparesis and has craniosynostosis (often called ‘craniostenosis’, this is often associated with hydrocephalus). Denis has gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and congenital endogastritis (an obsolete term for inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach).

Other Information About Denis

Update March 2014:

Denis is a very handsome little guy. He is nonverbal, but makes a high trilling/singing sound or squeals when he is happy or trying to communicate. He looks like he is about the size of a 4-year-old; however, his abdomen is quite large (barrel-shaped) while his arms, legs, and hands are very thin and tiny. He uses a wheelchair and does not walk. His little body shakes often, from his head to his toes, which may be seizure activity. He’s very alert and watches what goes on, but does not appear very interested in interacting with people specifically. He is in a room with many other older, more mobile boys, so he may simply feel overwhelmed with the activity and constant movement.

From an adoptive family in summer 2012: 

We saw Denis three different times at large group events at this orphanage, and he is a very cute little boy. He is small for his age, and he was in a wheelchair the times I saw him (that may have been just for transport). But he was alert and following what was going on (a puppet show once, and a musical performance another time) with real interest. He looked content and in a good mood every time we saw him.


And last but not least, today’s third featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Liam! He was born in March 2006, lives in an Eastern 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.

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: Liam lies in bed, covered w/ a blanket & wearing a red & white striped sweater. His hands are in fists on either side of his head. He has a swoop of soft, brown hair, big, expressive brown eyes, and a huuuuge smile! So much light from this boy!
Liam in bed in 2014. Credit: RR

PD: Liam lies in bed, covered w/ a blanket & wearing a red & white striped sweater. His hands are in fists on either side of his head. He has a swoop of soft, brown hair, big, expressive brown eyes, and a huuuuge smile! So much light from this boy!

Liam’s Medical History

Liam has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and is listed as having significant mental delays. It is impossible to assess this without meeting him, after years of institutionalization.

The following information regarding his condition was shared in the 2014 visiting family update (shared in next section):

From a CP perspective, all four of his limbs are involved, and he has high tone in his torso that makes it difficult for him to sit up because when he gets excited, his tone kicks in and it flattens him back out. He also has significant spasticity in his legs, particularly in his heel cords and hamstrings. That is something that in the USA might be treated with a medicine like Baclofen, which would allow him more flexibility.

Other Information About Liam

Liam using standing equipment. Credit: RR

PD: In this dark photo, Liam stands upright using the assistance of a standing device to support him. He is looking away from the camera, wearing a blue t-shirt & pants.

Not a great picture, but Liam is a cutie!  Even though he has CP, it’s nice to see him in a place that has him up and about.

From a family who met him in 2014: 

This little guy tried for 5 minutes to get my attention before I could come over to him. Although he is mostly non-verbal, his receptive language is good and he was able to follow instructions and respond to our conversation. I asked what he could do physically, and he immediately began pushing the cover back and trying to flip over, to show me he could roll, and pull up on the side of the bed. He is very sweet, and so very much wants OUT of the bed and to be up walking, but without proper medical intervention and regular therapy, he won’t be able.

His outgoing, sunny personality is absolutely wonderful! His biological mother died 4 years ago, and he entered the orphanage then, so he had that solid foundation of a loving mom during the important years. He’s very affectionate and easygoing, and constantly tries to get up and move around like the other kids. He just really needs a family to help him reach his potential!

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