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 will feature kids in the ‘0-5’ category on Reece’s Rainbow!
Without further ado, today’s first featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Sally! She was born in 2016, lives in an unspecified country most likely located in Eastern Europe, and is waiting for her family to find her. She is eligible to be adopted by single moms, older parents, and large families! She was listed in January 2019.
I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
For more information on this child, email email@example.com
PD1: Sally lays on a therapy wedge on the floor, wearing a yellow one-piece outfit w/ white t-shirt underneath. She has short, sandy brown/dark blonde hair & a light complexion.
PD2: Sally sits in a high chair in front of some windows, focusing on a stuffed toy which she is holding in her right hand, wearing the same yellow suit as previous.
Sally’s Medical History
Sally has been diagnosed with the following conditions: a congenital anomaly of the central nervous system; dysmorphic stigmas (dysmorphic facies, four-finger groove of left hand, six toes on right foot (polydactyly), which is longer with a larger surface area); and generalized hypotonia (loose muscles) and forming hemiparesis (muscle weakiness) on her left side.
Sally had one seizure at age one. She’s been on seizure medication since that time, and has not had any additional seizures. She touches and grabs with her right hand and moves her right foot. The left hand is almost clenched in a fist. Her muscles are very tight, but she can sit up when placed in that position.
Other Information About sALLY
Sally will reach and grab toys with her right hand. She tracks objects moving in front of her face. She laughs when adults interact with her. She makes sounds and produces syllables when imitating someone. She enjoys musical toys and will scoot to get to a toy that is near her when on the floor. She is fed by an adult and can eat from a spoon.
The second featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Pippy! She was born in 2003, lives in an unspecified country most likely located in Eastern Europe, and is waiting for her family to find her. She is eligible to be adopted by single moms, older parents, and large families! She was listed in January 2019. I believe Sally and Pippy are located in the same region or country, but this is just my guess.
Pippy had a $1,500 agency grant for her adoption with her current agency as of January 2019. Other grants may be available based on an adoptive family’s circumstances and are awarded as agency fee reductions. Pippy is also eligible for a $2,000 grant offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
Pippy’s agency needs a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting her. If you have an approved home study or a home study in process and are interested in adopting Pippy, please contact her agency. For more information on this child, email firstname.lastname@example.org
PD: Pippy has dark brown hair which is pulled into 1 pigtail on top of her head w/ a pale pink bow. She’s wearing her glasses, focusing her eyes on a toy which is being offered from off-camera. She’s sitting in an activity center/exersaucer with lots of toys attached, wearing a pink shirt, overall dress, & tights.
Pippy’s Medical History
Pippy was born very premature and is diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, an umbilical hernia (corrected by surgery), and strabismus, for which she now wears glasses. Pippy was later diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and is currently in remission, but continues to take medication to prevent cancer from returning. Pippy is not speaking at this time. She would most likely benefit from a myriad of therapies, including speech, occupational, and physiotherapies to help her reach her full potential!
Other Information About Pippy
Pippy is a precious little girl who is a twin. Pippy’s twin brother also has CP and is being cared for by his biological family. Pippy is very delayed in all areas of her development. She can manipulate objects using her left hand. We hope just the right family sees Pippy and knows that she is their daughter.
Today’s third featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Olivia! She was born in 2013, lives in an Asian country, and is waiting for her family to find her. She is eligible to be adopted by single moms! She was listed in March 2018.
Olivia has a $500 agency grant, with her current adoption agency. Olivia needs a family with an approved home study to be able to hold her file or move forward with adopting her.
PD: Olivia has soft, black hair. In this 9-photo collage, photos seem to range from infant to young child range; in some photos, her hair is shaved short; in others, it is long enough to be pulled into 2 pigtails. She has a huge smile in most of the photos! She’s doing various activities, such as being cuddled by a caregiver, sitting in a stroller, & standing on a playground.
Olivia’s Medical History
Olivia has been diagnosed with microphthalmia, which means both eyes are very small and underdeveloped. She also has very low muscle tone. She is able to stand with support, but can’t yet walk. Her caregivers have been working with her, but she still struggles to move independently. She can sit for about 30 minutes, but gets tired and often needs support. Olivia has some feeding issues, mainly eating soft foods like mashed vegetables. She has a hard time swallowing and needs chopped food. She really likes to hold her bottle herself. She is non-verbal at this time, but makes sounds.
Olivia is in a school program in her orphanage during weekdays and lives with a foster family on the orphanage grounds the remainder of the time.
Other Information About Olivia
Olivia is described as an energetic, smiley, beautiful little girl who likes listening to music and playing outside. She is especially close to her caregivers and loves to be cuddled and tickled. She knows her name, responds when called, and can follow simple instructions. She can make sounds like “ah,” but doesn’t say any words. She gets excited when her caregivers tell her it’s snack time or time to go play! Olivia is making progress, but what she needs most is a family who can provide her with love and therapies that are simply not available in her orphanage!