In this series, each Friday, I want to share a different child or group of children with you who are 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 post was partially assembled using Hand of Help in Adoption, and advocacy website with an accompanying blog, which you can find here.
Today’s first featured ‘Find Me Friday’ child is: Cambria! She lives in an Eastern European country and is waiting for her family to find her. She is available to married couples, older parents, and large families. She was listed in 2012. Cambria IS AT RISK OF AGING OUT! She must be adopted internationally by her 16th birthday (for Americans; other countries may have different age limits). An I-600a MUST be filed by Jan 2021!
Find many more photos on her HoHiA page here.
Cambria is eligible for an Older Child Grant, dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant
PD: Cambria sits in a blue wheeelchair in front of some cribs, wearing shorts & a pink t-shirt. Her light-brown is cut short & combed from one side to the other, & she has a brilliant smile.
PD: Cambria sits on a green bench outdoors w/ her hands resting on the bench seat, wearing shorts & a striped polo shirt. The top of the photo is cut off & Cambria has a neutral expression on her face.
Cambria’s Medical History
Cambria was born with anophthalmia, or absence of eyes. Her file notes that she may possibly have institutional autism (undiagnosed), but blind children often pick up habits that can mimic this due to lack of stimulation in institutionalized environments.
Other information About Cambria
Cambria was born in January 2005. What a sweet little girl! She is walking independently.
Update March 2014:
Although she mostly lays around because she cannot see, she walks and dances; she loves music. She is extremely gentle, and sensitive to noises. She loves to be swung around and rocked gently, and that also makes her giggle.
Update June 2013:
Don’t let Cambria’s pictures fool you. She is happy and full of life. Usually, she is stuck in bed for her own safety, as the nannies are afraid she could fall or run into something and hurt herself. When I took her out, she was able to walk, run, and dance to the music playing on the TV in the room. She loves dancing! She started laughing when I clapped my hands in front of her face and when I sneezed. She is an absolutely angelic little girl. While I do believe she has some institutional autism, she would be a joy in any family, and with love and proper care will thrive.
Today’s second featured ‘Find Me Friday’ child is: Piper! She lives in an Eastern European country and is waiting for her family to find her. She is available to married couples, older parents, and large families. She has been listed since April 2013.
Find many more photos and a video link on her HoHiA page here.
Piper is eligible for an Older Child Grant, dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant
PD: Piper wears a blue textured long-sleeve shirt. She sits outside in a wheelchair in front of some green vegetation. Her dark blonde hair is cropped short & she touches a plant as she gazes off to 1 side of the photo w/ big, brown eyes.
PD: Piper lays on top of a bed, wearing a blue sweatsuit. 1 hand rests on her chest, the other bent to touch her shoulder, gripping something. She has a huuuge smile that you can see even in the small, far-away photo! She looks so full of life!
Piper’s Medical History
Piper has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and spastic tetraparesis, a form of cerebral palsy. It is unclear whether she is a wheelchair user, or just sitting in the wheelchair for photos, as she is also shown in bed where she likely spends most of her time.
She also has diagnoses of epilepsy, adenoid vegetation, congenital partial atrophy of the optic discs in her eyes (it’s not noted in her file, but in her photos it is obvious this has caused some strabismus), which is not made clear whether it affects her vision, and recrudescent bronchitis which is in remission. She has congenital heart disease (also known as ASD) and secondary cardiomyopathy.
Other information About Piper
Piper was born in October 2007. Sweet girl has a lot of needs; a family could drastically change her life — otherwise, she is one who could be destined to spend her life in a laying-down room.
Piper is more than just the sum of her disabilities and would absolutely thrive in a family given the proper supports and medical care.