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Reece's Rainbow | Special Needs Adoption Support

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Causes: Adoption, Children & Youth, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Disabled Persons Rights, Down Syndrome, Health, Right to Life

Mission: 1) Promote the dignity of life of children with Down syndrome & ALL special needs around the world. 2) Raise awareness for the plight of orphans with Down syndrome and other special needs living in foreign orphanages and mental institutions. 3) Locate and identify as many orphans with Down syndrome and other special needs as possible, in every country of the world, so that each may have a voice and hope for a "forever family". 4) Seek US and Canadian families to adopt these children. 5) Raise money as adoption grants so families can afford the high cost of doing so.

Results: Begun June 2006 More than 2000+ orphans have found families More than $15 million in grants have been disbursed State certified & registered in Wisconsin and Georgia Independent financial audit & review conducted annually Function on under 10% operationally each year. Our 2017 InfoGraphic - https://reecesrainbow.attach.io/S19AUrRSM

Target demographics: Fund the adoptions of children with Down syndrome and other special needs internationally.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 270 orphans w/ special needs come home to "forever families"

Geographic areas served: globally

Programs: Waiting Child Grant Funds--for children still needing adoptive families Family Sponsorship Program--for committed adopting families Voice of Hope --operational expenses Prayer Warriors Miracle of Adoption Christmas Campaign Warriors Miracle of Adoption Christmas Campaign

Community Stories

116 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 VeryPleased

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found three of our children on Reece's Rainbow! All three of our babes have special needs and all three were destined to spend the rest of their lives in institutes in their country. We are grateful for an organization that works to find special needs children and be their voice!

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LucilleBrown LOVE LOVE LOVE! Julia you and Rob are not only one of the most amazing families but also you have been such a strong advocate (warrior) too! THANK YOU! God bless you all! ❤️❤️❤️

2 Sigrun D.

Donor

Rating: 5

As a parent of a disabled child I think it is wonderful that Reece's Rainbow is raising awareness about the conditions in which disabled orphans exist in some countries; and that they are finding families and funding adoptions for these children.

2 Luwana S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are in love with Reece's Rainbow. They helped us find and adopt our daughter in 2015. We had such a smooth, easy time working with them. They treated us with dignity and we know that they are doing what they do because their hearts are in it. I would highly recommend them to anyone

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our hearts were touched by Reece's Rainbow many years ago and has forever changed our lives. Many years ago we came across this incredible foundation who has worked hard to help children find families. It touched our hearts so much we follow their webpage closely and watched as children were adopted. We love to help support Reeces Rainbow it is so great knowing you are helping children find families, or families get their children home. After several years we came across a little girl who's picture forever changed our hearts! We are now blessed to call her our daughter! Thanks not only to Reeces Rainbow who helped us find her, but also for the support they gave us financially and emotionally through out the process!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Reece's Rainbow has been instrumental in the adoption process of our little girl! The way they advocate for orphans is amazing- what a big heart this organization has! They have been the best resource for information as we navigate our first international adoption. The level of support is outstanding. The truly care about every child.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have never experienced the level of support and encouragement that Reece's Rainbow provides. I feel such a sense of community here and their dedication to helping parents find their children and bring them home is bar none. Just look at all the before and after photos to see just what Reece's Rainbow helps to accomplish! I am so Grateful to have found my way here. Thank you so much for what you do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I just "happened" upon Reece's Rainbow 6 yrs ago I had no idea the impact it would have on our lives, and the lives of so many others. We now have 2 sons that we would not have had it not been for Reece's Rainbow. Their advocacy for kiddos with Down Syndrome and other special needs have helped many unloved, uncared for, unknown about children find families that now call them sons and daughters and love them unconditionally. And we are one of those families. Thank you RR team for all you do for these precious kiddos.

Natalie74

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As the parent of a child with Down syndrome, RR is near and dear to my heart! A wonderful organization doing amazing work! Proof is in the "Already Home" photos of their website!

Savannah B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our two sons through Reece's Rainbow, I could not be more grateful to them for helping us find our boys. Recee's Rainbow is an amazing organization! ❤️❤️

2 Lisa526

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found our two sons through Reece's Rainbow. They are a fantastic organization that brings awareness to children who wait for families and raise the funds to help with adoption expenses. International doption costs typically range from $26-36,000. People can donate to a specific child or family through RR and all of their donations are tax deductible. We were literally able to adopt a second son because of these donations. Because of RR and the generous donors, two orphans were able to have a family of their own. Love Reece's Rainbow and the staff that works tirelessly on behalf of orphaned children around the globe!

Destiny D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit does amazing work promoting the adoption of special needs children. The financial support raised through donations helps so many of the children find homes!

Laurie-Travis K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found Reeces Rainbow through a friend. We are now adopting our son from Eastern Europe. RR has been amazing. They support 100% the entire journey. They are like one big giant family. Everyone cares about everyone else. You feel the love through the pages they display. So honored to have met them and now be a part of this family.

Christie O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found the boy who would become our son on Reece's Rainbow. Everyone is very professional and dedicated to finding homes for all of the children who are listed...and beyond. I also found a community of other adoptive families and others who believe in the cause of adoption and were willing to advocate for them! We were able to be fully funded for our adoption due to the assistance of Reece's Rainbow's grant program and we couldn't be more pleased or thankful!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They help families come together by poating pictures of available orphans that need to be adopted who have special needs. I have found 2 beautiful children from this site. I can't wait to bring them home. Reece's Rainbows made it possible by helping us get completely funded and raise notice and awareness for these little ones.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Reecesrainbow has been such a blessing for our family. As we are currently preparing to bring our precious little girl home in one week, we sit in awe of what God has done through the donations people have given. I love how this foundation empowers families to be able to adopt. Without their help, many probably would not financially ever be able to do it. What and incredible foundation!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We found both our sons through Reece's Rainbow in two separate adoptions. Both boys had grant money in their accounts and we received everything we were supposed to. We also were able to raise funds through Reece's Rainbow for our adoptions and again - we received everything in a timely manner. We found RR to be extremely ethical and very honest with us. Reece's Rainbow has helped over 1,000 children find their forever families through advocacy and raising grant money. Without their voice the vast majority of those children would never have been found.

1 AmberA

Client Served

Rating: 5

Reece's Rainbow was the reason we discovered the reality of foreign orphanages in the first place. And the very large grant we received from them is the reason my son is home from China and still alive today.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am currently in China picking up my two boys from orphanages there, with nearly half of the money from our adoption coming from donations to Reece's Rainbow that then came to us, a little over $20,000! We found one of our son's through Reece's Rainbow and one through China's shared list. This organization does everything they can to help parents adopt children with special needs, both through the grants they give and through the services they provide during the process. Their organization has also been invaluable for meeting other parents who have children with special needs and developing relationships that are deep and lasting. Adoption is a very difficult and stressful thing. Reece's Rainbow and the other Reece's Rainbow families literally helped me keep my sanity as we went through this process. I will be sticking with them for years to come as an advocate to help other orphans find homes and if I do ever chose to adopt again, I will be doing it using all the Reece's Rainbow services I can.

1 Margaret78

Client Served

Rating: 5

We found Reece's Rainbow when we were looking to expand our family. We were interested in a child with special needs to share our happy home with. We found our girl on RR. Or rather she found us!! That beautiful smile jumped off the page and right into our hearts!! Reeces Rainbow helped us throughout our entire adoption process. They were there for any questions no matter how big or small and most importantly, got back to us right away. In a little over a year, we had our daughter home and our biggest thanks goes to RR because without them, we would have never had the funds to adopt our girl. This organization and their wonderful staff has given us one of the best experiences in our lives. One we will cherish forever. And we will cherish our daughter forever. We have made some life long friends here and have an awesome support system with RR. I highly recommend them to anyone who would like to add a beautiful child to their family with special needs!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Reece's Rainbow does so much for so many kids! I whole heartedly recommend them as a worthwhile origination to support!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

If it would not have been for Reece's Rainbow, our children would not be home today. Instead they would be locked away in an institution. So thankful!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I traveled with an adopting family to help with their newest addition, and Reece's Rainbow was fantastic. They are a wonderful organization who help both children waiting to be adopted as well as families on the road to adoption. The funds were readily available when we (the adopting family) needed them once we were in country, and they were helpful in many other aspects. As a community they are fabulous as well.

I always know exactly where every penny of my donations are going, they are very transparent about their funding, and that is one reason I so highly recommend them. They do a phenomenal job.

1 Kristen69

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing foundation! We adopted two children from China in the summer of 2015 and we could not have done it without Reece's Rainbow. The staff are like family to those that adopt, advocate, and raise funds for the waiting children. Andrea, lovingly known as "Auntie" to all the children listed and adopted through Reece's Rainbow, has created a foundation doing miracle work for children with special needs from all over the world! We love Reece's Rainbow!!

1 Laura278

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing organization! From raising awareness to advocacy and to adoption there is something for everyone to get involved to be the hands and feet of Jesus

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor for Reece's Rainbow for 6 years, and helped not only waiting orphans, but adopting families as well. While there are sometimes issues within the supporters and between staff and supporters/adoptive parents, the good far outweighs the bad. Any company, non profit or not, is going to have problems from time to time, that's just the way life is. The bottom line is that for RR it's always about the kids. I've only seen huge benefits to orphans with special needs, a group of children often forgotten and over looked. I've witnessed miraculous transformations of children near death, totally locked inside themselves, become beautiful butterflies, healthy and loved. I've seen this organization have a huge hand in the adoption of hundreds of children who would have otherwise perished in their orphanages and institutions. I have seen hundreds of thousands of dollars go to assist with these adoptions. It's truly a remarkable thing. I feel terrible that anyone ever had a negative experience with RR. I would hope they had taken their issues up with the appropriate staff. RR is truly saving lives every day.

1 Rita36

Client Served

Rating: 5

Reece's Rainbow has been wonderful! Their staff has provided quick responses to questions and has been very helpful every step of the way!

1 Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization. Almost 2 years ago we saw a profile for a child who was being advocated for on their site. Now he is our son. Very friendly loving organization that is 100% for chidren finding families. We had an amazing experience and now consider some of the other members an extension of our family. Love love love this organization.

1 Tammy120

Client Served

Rating: 5

we worked with RR several times. I found them helpful and easy to work with. I wouldn't hesitate to work with them again. we worked with them in our 2009 , 2010 and 2014 adoptions. They are a worthy cause and we have had many interactions with them. Thanks for all you do RR!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found my 3 adopted children on the Reece's Rainbow page. They all have down syndrome and they all are loved! We had no idea how to do an adoption or an international adoption when we began our adoption journey. With help from Reece's Rainbow and the staff we have been able to complete 3 adoptions. They answered all my questions in a timely manner and had great resources. Not only are the staff helpful but I have found a great supportive family with Reece's Rainbow. I donate every month to help other families and children complete their forever families. This is a wonderful non-profit and the money that is donated truly does go to help the families. We would not have been able to adopt without the help from Reece's Rainbow.

4 Brenton K.

Client Served

Rating: 1

I was once a fan of Reeces Rainbows. I was even matched with a boy on theirphotolisting site. I raised $1000 to his FSP, did all of the homestudy paperwork and even all of the older child adoption paperwork! When the agency submitted my paperwork, they found out the childs picture had been plucked of a regional fost/adopt site and he was not even legally free for adoption. reeces Rainbows stated that they would redistribute this childs FSP (which had a substanotal amount raised by other people as well) to anyone I wished. The money was not transferred. It just disappeared. I foind out through this process that this photolisting is completely illegal, many of the children are not available for adoption, yet funds are raised for them that sit in phony FSPs. unethical and illegal!

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ReecesRainbow 01/28/2016

False. 1) RR advocates and fundraises for children who are legally eligible for international adoption. There is no benefit to anyone to list children who are not available. This process is fraught with unexpected change, including the availability of a child for numerous possible reasons. 2) Every cent received by RR is fully accounted for and audited. If you have questions about where/why/how/when/to whom those funds you raised were gifted to, please ask.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

I really wish I could write a great review for them, and 3 years ago I would have. Sadly, however, we dealt with them with our last adoption and was treated terribly. The amount of corruption in this organization is astounding. The more we uncovered throughout our adoption process, the more sick we felt for even trying to work with/through them. Money appears and disappears, along with children on their site, if things do not go in favor of their organization. We adopted a child on their site WITHOUT using their facilitator (because, let me tell you, a book can be written on the amount of illegal activity performed by their facilitator), and we received nasty messages from someone else who wanted our son and was using their facilitator. By the time our adoption was finished it made me ill that I ever even supported this organization at one time. It's sad, because their CAUSE is great, but their leadership and the way they run this orginization is dirty and corrupt :(.

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ReecesRainbow 01/28/2016

Every cent received by RR is fully accounted for and audited. If you have questions about where/why/how/when/to whom those funds you raised were gifted to, please ask. In addition, RR is not involved in your actual adoption process. We are here to assist you with fundraising only. If you have concerns about your agency or facilitation team, please refer your questions and negative comments to them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Reece's Rainbow is made up of vast network of laborers who do it ALL for the children! They are diverse, comical, human, trans-global, and loving. They mentor adoptive parents before, during, and after the international adoption process. Most of all, they mass-communicate monstrous fundraising needs, and then streamline a family's need to so many people in such a reputable and clear way that truly, mountains are moved for families who desire to adopt all kinds of children from all kinds of countries. We have adopted two boys with Down Syndrome from Ukraine with Reece's Rainbow. I would NEVER adopt internationally without RR. What is so beautiful about RR is the unified teamwork of so many people -- web designers, grant-writers, bloggers, big donors, knitters and quilters and crafters, adoptive parents, prayer warriors, Ukrainian taxi drivers who love kids, etc etc. It is a beautiful thing --- from a parent who has spent months with RR laborers!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Reece's Rainbow helped us find our son! We are so thankful for this organization. We have only had positive experiences with Reece's Rainbow!! And I especially love the community of adoptive friends I have made through this organization. It's the best!! My advice is to read and understand Reece's Rainbow's policies very very well before starting the commitment process. They are good policies and rightful for Reece's Rainbow to have....... but the few who have been unhappy.......haven't. If a person doesn't like the policies then it is their right to choose a different organization. Just make sure you read their policies too :):). I don't think you'll find a nonprofit that is as supportive and family friendly in the long run.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We found our son because of Reece's Rainbow. We never would have known he existed, much less been able to bring him out of the institutional system in Eastern Europe without the hard work of Reece's Rainbow. They are an amazing organization that works so hard to bring awareness of and raise funds for children with special needs who languish away in institutions across the world. Thank you Reece's Rainbow for bringing us our wonderful and sweet son!!

3 Abby19

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our daughter who has special needs from Eastern Europe two years ago. While we did not use Reece's Rainbow to facilitate our adoption, we were able to use our daughter's Reece's Rainbow funds to finance nearly half of our adoption costs. Reece's Rainbow provided us with a reputable non-profit with which to receive funds from family and loved ones wanting to assist in our adoption. Reece's Rainbow also provided us with various support before, during, and after our adoption by providing a knowledgable community to help answer our many questions to help us navigate international adoption because the paperwork doesn't end when you get home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2010 we brought our daughter home from Eastern Europe. We found her through the help of Reece's Rainbow. Her adoption was our third international adoption. Each of our adoptions (done through three different organizations) had different challenges, this is to be expected. Our experience with RR was very positive. We had assistance through each step of the process. We have had our daughter home nearly four years and we continue to have support and contact with RR. We are so grateful that our daughter is home with us. She faced a future of existing in an adult mental institution if RR had not been there to advocate for her.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Children who were forgotten and had no hope, now have homes. Thank you for your work!