Orphans with Arthrogryposis
There are kids with Arthrogryposis all over the world who wait for a family to call their own. Every child should have a Mama and Papa to love them. Sadly many kids will never know the love of a family as they will live out their shortened lives in institutions. The children posted here are from Reecesrainbow.com If you can't adopt, you can donate to their grants on reecesrainbow.com Don't leave them to die in institutions.
Friday, June 18, 2010
He has Arthrogryposis in all limbs.
His family committed to him around Christmas of '09, unfortunately he had already been transferred to an institution but that didn't stop the Nalle Family.
They've done most of the paper chase and have waited and waited and waited and they have a DATE to go to Aaron's country to meet him & finalize the adoption!!!!
July 13th is the big day!
To follow their journey to Eastern Europe or to donate to last minute adoption expenses click here: http://covenantbuilders.blogspot.com
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
When I first saw Madeline's picture on Reece's Rainbow I gasp at how cute she is!!!! She is the little girl in the red dress!! Madeline was born in 2005 and is STILL waiting for her forever family to find her!
I found out from another Mom who adopted AMCer's & has seen more pictures of Madeline that she is mildly affected in her arms and is very functional!
Reece's Rainbow recently post an update on Madeline!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
There are new pictures of Grady!!!!!!
and look how he has grown!!!!!!!!!!!
Isn't he an absolute doll!!!!!!!! He has lower extremity Arthrogryosis & based on his previous pictures, with the right treatment he has the potential to walk. His legs appear to "extended" or stuck straight. An extension contracture in the knee only happens in 20% of kids with AMC. And 90% of kids of extended knees become very functional walkers (I can site this in a medical journal if anyone care!). The only thing I can't tell in this picture is how or if his hips are affected. If they are mildly affected (or hopefully not at all) & are not stuck in a sitting position with treatment he'll do great! And because his hands aren't affected he should do even better with mobility if given the right tools & therapies!
PLESE ADOPT THIS BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BOY!!!!!!
Here is Grady's Reece's Rainbow Profile information!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
The description of 4 additional children with Arthrogryposis available for adoption can be
requested by emailing
These Children's pictures & descriptions cannot be listed here.
Friday, June 4, 2010
In honor of turning one-year old on June 25th lets see if you can get some donations into her Reece's Rainbow account toward the cost of her adoption for when her forever family finds her!! She currently has NO money in her account.
The average cost of an international adoption is $20,000-$30,000 so every single penny helps!!
To donate toward the cost of Anastasia's adoption click here
Its through PayPal (you don't have to have a paypal account to donate) PLEASE in the note section designate that the money should go towards Anastasia's account. If you can't figure out where the note section is email Reece's Rainbow (firstname.lastname@example.org) & let me know who your donation should towards!
If Anastasia could be your daughter PLEASE contact Reece's Rainbow!
Rainbow Kids is another organization that advocates for orphans! Unlike Reece's Rainbow they advocate for kids who are typical but they also have a special needs section! They have several kids listed with Arthrogryposis & other related congenital orthopedic special needs (like clubfoot)
In order to view these kids profiles you'll have to create an account but its very easy to do so.
To create an account click here
Most of theses kids profiles have limited information & few view have pictures attached but they have the contact information of the agency they're listed with
Once you've created an account click here to view the profiles of kids with Arthrogryposis
This doll's name is Delilah. She is just over a year old and has a syndrome called Larsen's Syndrome. Larsen's syndrome is congenital dislocations of the joints. However, some kids with this syndrome are also born with Arthrogryposis. In other words, Larsen's Syndrome can have Arthrogryposis as a trait & is under the '"umbrella" of Arthrogryposis.
From Reece's Rainbow
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I'm sad to say this adorable little girl has lost her family. The family that had committed to bring her home is now unable to do so
This sweet little girl is living in an institution in Eastern Europe where she isn't allowed to reach her full potiental due to lack of medical treatment & love from a forever family.
She is already 7 and a half years old & the sooner she is brought the better her mental, physical & emotional development will be long-term
Her Arthrogryposis seem to affect only her lower extremities & is clearly a "classic" case of AMC (externally rotated hips, flexion contractures of the knees & equniovarus (clubfoot) deformity of her feet) With the right medical intervention this little girl has the potential to be standing & walking assisted maybe even unassisted in a couple years time.