Entries by Michelle

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Graham #

Boy, age 15 Diagnosis:  Mild mental delay, Impaired articulation. AGES OUT IN MAY 2017 A family must file the I-800A immigration application before his 16th birthday Graham is a 15-year-old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. Graham has impaired speech development and uses limited and poor vocabulary. He doesn’t understand figurative meanings of words and […]

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LANA for the Rice family — MI

Kathy lives in West Michigan, where she was born and raised. Kathy was introduced to adoption – especially international adoption, and Reece’s Rainbow, when her daughter decided to adopt a little girl with Down syndrome from Eastern Europe. Her daughter and granddaughter returned home in December 2015. While following her daughter’s adoption and the year […]

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Sally #

Girl, age 15 years Sally will age out in NOVEMBER 2017.  She needs a family to commit to her PRIOR to that date, and apply for USCIS approval before she ages out. Sally’s special needs/developmental delays: moderate mental delay; educational difficulties;  biological mother with psychological issues, low intellectual level and unstable personality Sally is described […]

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Vincent #

Vincent is 2 years old. He has hydrocephaly and spina bifida. Listed Nov 2016 Vincent is a quiet little boy. Vincent has been diagnosed with Spina Bifida (closed), hydrocephalus which was surgically treated and shunted, severe quadric pyramid syndrome, accidental murmur, delays with neuropsychological development and is fed by a tube. Vincent cannot move freely. He cannot see however, […]

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John and Anthony #479

John, age 13 Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development Anthony, age 12 Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development Listed: Aug 2014 (originally listed as Trey and Trent) John is a 13-year-old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. He is inquisitive and interested in many subjects. He has difficulty understanding the difference between “wants” and “needs” and relies […]

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Delaney #

Girl, born 2012 Hydrocephalus internal – ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Spina bifida, congenital anomalies of the urinary system, ventral hernia. Listed: April 25, 2016 Update Jan 2017: Delaney is a beautiful, sweet, calm girl. She likes to be hugged and held. She likes it when someone takes care of her and to be outside, with her stroller and […]

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Mae

Girl, born 2011 PRC Down syndrome Mae responded to her name at one year old, and appeared very excited when she saw the caregiver coming her way with her bottle. She would hold her bottle tightly and drank until the bottle was empty. When she was about two, she started to walk independently. Her favorite […]

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Jake (L)

Boy, born 2015 Down syndrome, specific mixed development disorder, operation plastic of Ventrical Septal Defect and Atrial Septal defect as well as closing Open arterial duct (canal); heart insufficiency, stage C, class F III, hypermetropy astigmatism, low height Update 1-26-17: Jacob’s heart insufficiency diagnosis was before the operation and there are no signs since the […]

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Jozy, Rowan and Reisen

Girl, born 2013 HIV boy, born 2008 mental delays boy, born 2010 mental delays The dynamic duo – here come Rowan and Reisen. Their smile can light up a room and they are certain to win you over with their little boy charm. Both love cars and chocolate. Rowan has been hosted before last summer; […]

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Isaiah #

Boy, age: 10 years Special needs: prematurity of 1 degree; dextrocardia (without any heart malformations); moderate mental delay; delayed speech development Listed Jan 2017 Isaiah has age-correspondent physical development; He is in a stable and good health condition; His dextrocardia does not cause him any problems. Isaiah is marking significant progress in his development in […]

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Mollie

Girl, born 2008 PRC Down syndrome Listed: January 2017 Mollie is an 8 year old girl with high functioning Down syndrome. Mollie is a lovely, sweet, expressive and outgoing child who is very able and high functioning. Judging by the pictures over the years, she has no problem keeping up with the boys! Mollie loves […]

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Boyd #

Boy, age: 1 year 8 months Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly affecting the facial area (high forehead, dolichocephaly, bigger nose, microretrognathia, macroglossia); pes equinovarus; severely delayed neuropsychological development; severe generalized muscle hypotonia more affecting the lower limbs Listed: Jan 2017 Positive dynamics in Boyd’s status and improvement of his muscle tone have been observed in the […]

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Shelby

Girl, born 2010 PRC Down syndrome Listed: January 2017 Shelby is a petite little girl who doesn’t let her small stature get in the way of helping others. It is reported that Shelby loves to help her peers by standing up for them when they are teased by bigger kids, or when they fall and […]

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Daisie

Girl, born 2007 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect Listed: January 2017 Daisy loves to dance and listen to music. She enjoys being her foster mom’s little helper and is very protective and helpful with her little foster sister. She is learning how to help in the kitchen by cutting vegetables, cooking and folding clothes. […]

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Eric #2-7

Age: 8 Diagnosis: developmental delays Eric just turned 8 years old. He’s attending kindergarten, where he works with a resource teacher on academic delays. The report from the teacher says, “ The attention of the child is characterized by a relatively good concentration. He is actively looking for attention and physical closeness. The speech is […]

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Alek and Edward #2-9

Alek, age: 7 Diagnosis: atypical pulmonary stenosis Edward, age: 13 Diagnosis: no special needs The brothers live together in a group home. They are bonded and hope to be adopted together. Edward attends school, where he does very well. His IQ score is 95. He does not have any physical, mental nor behavioral concerns. Alek […]

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Mavrick #2-8

Boy, age: 3 Diagnosis: Prader Willi Syndrome (confirmed with DNA testing) Mavrick was formally diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome when he was a year old. He was started on growth hormones immediately following the diagnosis and continues to take them. A MRI of the cerebrum and pituitary was done after the diagnosis. The results of […]

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LAYLA for the Manuel Family — LA

Michael and Katie Manuel are proud parents to 5 (almost 6) amazing children. They started their family about 12 years ago when they welcomed home their first baby girl. Through the years they continued to have 2 more biological children. As they grew their family they never thought having 6 children, both through biology and […]

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Amory #685

Boy, 2 years old Listed July 2016 Special needs: biological mother with mental delay; the child: good general condition; good physical development; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; gallbladder dyskinesia; infantile cerebral palsy – mixed form; pes equinus bilateralis; delayed neuropsychological development; The orthopedist who examined Amory earlier has recommended gymnastics as appropriate at present […]

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Levi

Levi was born in February 2015 and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and paraplegia. Levi can move is hands and legs, but is unable to sit or reach for objects at this time. He babbles, recognizes his caretakers and is cautious with strangers. He loves to watch TV and is very focused when doing […]

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Lorne

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Lorne is soon turning 3 years old and has Down Syndrome. Wouldn’t a family be a wonderful birthday gift!? Listed: January 2017 Lorne is a quiet, observant little boy who preferred to stay on his caregivers lap rather than play with us, but once we got the little music […]

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Tyler

Tyler was born in May 2014 and has Down Syndrome. Tyler is an active boy who plays with toys and makes sure he gets what he wants. He follows instructions and responds appropriately to interactions. Tyler’s caregivers are happy with his development.  Tyler is available to single mothers. Tyler is in the same orphanage group […]

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Jasper

Jasper was born in April 2015 and has Down Syndrome as well as gastroduodenitis for which he has received treatment at the hospital and is now taking medication. Jasper is an active boy who sits unassisted and can stand up with ease. He climbs from his crib into those of other children and is very […]

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ROXY for the Siebold family — AR

Joseph and Samantha Siebold’s decision to add to their family through adoption began in November 2015. They never could have guessed the many ups and downs they would experience when they began. One year from making the commitment to adopt – after things going so very unexpectedly – they have had their hearts opened wider […]

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NORAH for the Garvin family — WA

Nate and Sanae reside in the Seattle area with four wonderful boys. Though God has always surrounded them at church with families who’ve adopted special needs children, they never seriously considered adopting a child themselves – perhaps because of the trials they were facing –unemployment, finances, and health and perhaps because they felt they had […]

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ANDERSON for the Linke family — MD

Markus and Sarah Linke met at church 11 years ago and have now been married for 8 years. A lot has happened in their 8 years of marriage; from experiencing miscarriages, to dealing with infertility, to the adoption of their miracle baby Hope in 2013. In the beginning of their relationship, long before they experienced […]

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BRIDGET for the Townsend family — IN

Ben and Amber have been blessed with a blended family that includes 5 children: two teenaged girls and three teenaged boys. They have been praying for a few years about expanding their family via adoption however they knew it had to be in God’s timing and not theirs. Ben’s cousin who has adopted six children […]

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Natalia L36

Girl, born 2011 Apert syndrome, Face dysmorphia, Multiple-suture craniosynostosis. Maxillary hypoplasia. Syndactyly (fingers grown together) Natalia has blue eyes and light hair. She is quiet, observant, she is interested in toys and what is happening around, walks by holding to the play pen, understands the words, but does not speak. Information from the pediatrician (2016) – girl`s […]

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Klay L35

Boy, born 2011 Sleep disorder. Other childhood emotional disorders, Anoxic brain damage, not elsewhere classified, aftereffects of perinatal hypoxia. Tracheostomy. Protein energy malnutrition. Language development delay. At nights boy uses artificial lung ventilation machine.  Klay has brown eyes and dark brown hair. He is joyful, communicative, understands the everyday situations. Differentiates persons and calls them by […]

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CHANCE for the Chinchak family — FL

Hello! We are the Chinchak Family from Central Florida and we hope to be the Forever Family for a special little boy in Eastern Europe. It is such an honor to be returning to Reece’s Rainbow for this adventure. Throughout 2015 we worked especially hard to earn the privilege to become the family to a […]

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Remmie L33

Boy, born 2014 Congenital heart disease (Tetralogy of Fallot) Cardiovascular insufficiency, stage I; OS ptosis palpebral. OU hypermetropia with astigmatism. Protein energy malnutrition. Physical development delay. Language development delay. Listed January 10, 2017 Remmie has grey eyes and light brown hair. He walks without assistance, but unsteady, can climb up on a sofa. He likes to operate with […]

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Blossom L34

Girl, born on October 2003 Down syndrome, mental delays, speech and language delays, behavior/attention issues. Hypothyroidism. Bronchial asthma. Astigmatism. Hypermetropia. The girl needs to wear glasses for distance. Blossom resides in an out-of-family care institution since October 2003 — her mother placed her in the social care center, as she couldn’t provide care and therapy for […]

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Drew

Drew was born in June of 2004. He has been diagnosed with children’s cerebral palsy and encephalopathy. He receives special education and is described as having moderate delays. Listed January 10, 2017 He communicates well with others, but may need some help with everyday tasks. Our in country partner visited Drew and describes him as […]

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William #

Boy, born Jan 2006 mild mental delay, hyperactivity, and speech/language delay William is in second grade and benefits from the care of a foster family. He needs help with his homework and has difficulty focusing in school. He has a limited vocabulary and struggles with pronunciation. He communicates non-verbally and would benefit greatly from speech […]

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Vallis #

Boy, born 2001 Vallis needs a family prior to his 16th birthday in July! Vallis was placed in a foster family in 2013, and is currently in eighth grade. He has normal physical development. He also has diabetes mellitus- type 1 which is maintained with medication therapy. He has well-developed gross and fine motor skills. […]

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Melisa #

Girl, born 2004 She has been diagnosed with moderate mental delay and strabismus. Listed: Jan 2017 Melisa has benefited from the care of a foster family for two years. They include her in family outings and she has gone on two vacations with them. Her foster mother works with her to teach her new skills. […]

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Randy #34

Boy, born 2008 Diagnosis: Mild mental delays Randy is a sweet boy who has moderate mental delay and speech delay compared to child his age. He has good gross motor skills though. He still scribbles outside the paper in art activities. He can manipulate some of the musical toys and seeks their functional application, because he […]

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Dido #65

Boy, born 2007 infantile cerebral palsy; severe mental delay; protein-calorie malnutrition Listed: July 26, 2015 Update Jan 2017:  Dido is small and looks younger than his age. He has cerebral palsy – mixed type. He learned to walk at age 3. He goes up and down the stairs holding on the rail. He tries to […]

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MILA for the Perry family — KY

Robbie and Kasey Perry are high school sweethearts now married for thirteen years. They have six biological children –first five boys and one baby girl- and knew they had more love to give. Both parents have always had a heart for adoption, believing adoption to be the theme of the Gospel, and after Kasey watched […]

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Colleen, Jaxson and Stellan

  Sibling Group! Must be adopted together!  They are all currently located in the same region. Colleen must be adopted before she turns 18! an I600 must be filed by spring 2017! girl, born 1999 healthy boy, born 2001 mild mental delays; definitely has some delays, developmentally. he is teased by other kids because he […]

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Harmony #43

Age: 4 years Special needs: blind (due to congenital eye anomalies) and has congenital anomalies syndrome mainly affecting the facial area, agenesis of the corpus callosum, colpocephaly and delayed motor development. Listed May 11, 2015 Updated Jan 2017:  Harmony tries to sit independently and stands with the help of an adult or holding onto support. She […]

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Tage #46

Boy, born 2012 Age-correspondent physical development and delayed neuropsychological development (mostly regarding speech), cognitive deficit correspondent to mild mental delay, and generalized developmental disorder – infantile autism. Listed: May 2015 Tage is a joyful and happy child.  He is healthy and does not get sick often. There is no delay in his physical development and […]

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Petal L32

Girl, born on February 2012 Moderate to severe mental retardation with significant impairment of behavior, non-organic enuresis and encopresis. Significantly delayed social abilities’ development;  expressive language disorder, seizure syndrome Petal has brown eyes and dark brown hair.  She is unable to find activities independently, plays alone with selective toys (blocks etc.), does not comprehend adults’ talk, […]

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River L31

Boy, born on August 2012 premature birth (degree II), intrauterine infection, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy I-II stage, physical and mental development delay, protein energy malnutrition, microcephaly, OU astigmatism, hypermetropia;  speech therapy recommended Listed: Jan 6, 2017 River has brown eyes and hair. Welcomes the given attention, but if it is suddenly stopped or in case of contact […]

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Carice L30

Girl, born on January 2016 meningomyelocele of lumbosacral region, hydrocephalus, ventriculoperitoneal shunt; lower limbs flaccid paraparesis, congenital feet inversion-extension deformation, neurogenic bladder, which causes chronic urinary tract infections;   Carice has bluish-grey eyes and brown hair.  She is very positive, often smiles, and always is glad when an adult talks or plays with her. She is […]

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2 Children for the Wilde Family — UT

Shannon first discovered international adoption – and Reece’s Rainbow – in 2008 after a heartbreaking miscarriage. She instantly knew adopting internationally was something she wanted to do, but Troy wasn’t so sure. After serving as missionaries in Haiti (Troy) and Paraguay (Shannon), they knew first-hand the difference that good medical care, good nutrition and love […]

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CARLY and TYLER for the Long family — AL

Kevin and Anna Long have been married for almost 17 years. They met in college on a blind date to the Army-Navy game and the rest is history! They became parents to 4 biological children;a boy and three girls. Kevin served 7 years in the Army as a helicopter pilot and was deployed to Afghanistan […]

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A Family for PEARL

We have been thinking about adoption for a few years now but never really felt ready to take the leap of faith, until we saw the pictures of a little girl with a shy grin and the most adorable yellow bows in her hair. She looked like our daughter, and a perfect fit for our […]

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MOLLIE for the Wheaton family — IL

Kim lives in suburban Chicago, Illinois.  She has four daughters, two biological and two whom she adopted internationally.  She considers her daughters to be the biggest blessing of her life! This past summer, Kim and her daughters decided to participate in a summer hosting program, hosting a 12 year old orphan for four weeks.  When […]

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Bella #2-6

Girl, age 5 Down syndrome BELLA is 5 years old and has Down syndrome. Bella’s gross motor skills are well developed. She walks, runs, goes up and down the stairs without support, and throws a ball. She plays appropriately with toys and will play with her favorite toys for long periods of time. She plays […]

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GWEN for the Myatt family — NC

The Myatt family is so excited to be adopting. This has been a dream of Stephanie’s since she was a young girl in 5th grade. Tommy and Stephanie have been married for 11 years and have 3 biological children: Dylan (12), Bryson (9) and Cohen (5). Tommy is a Calibrations Engineer for a titanium company […]

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Zayn

Boy, born March 2011 PRC Down syndrome Zayn, 5, was abandoned at 1 month old with a diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Zayn is described as an active little boy. He can run and go upstairs and downstairs by himself. He is fond of listening and dancing to music! He enjoys playing interactive games and greeting […]

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Duke

Boy, born July 2013 PRC Down syndrome, CHD Duke, 3, was abandoned at 2 months old. Upon admission to the orphanage, he was diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Congenital Heart Defect (CHD). His caretakers described him as an active, bright and smart kid. Duke has great gross motor skills. He can walk on his own, […]

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Daniella

Girl, born February 2011 PRC Down syndrome Daniella, 5, is described as an active and bright girl though her intellectual capabilities are behind that of her peers. She can use simple language, but cannot speak whole sentences. Her caretakers believe she has the intent to speak but is unable to do so clearly. Instead, Daniella […]

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NINA for the Englert Family — VA

Karen is a licensed professional counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working with children and families for over 20 years now. Through her career plans have progressed over time and even is able to run her private practice from her home now, there is something missing in her life — a child. […]

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Parker

Boy, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome, possible hearing loss Parker came into care shortly after birth. He has Down Syndrome and possibly some hearing loss in his left ear. This cute little guy goes to preschool five days a week in the orphanage. He can speak many words and follows instructions. Active and affectionate, Parker […]

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Cullen

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, CHD Cullen came into care when he was 3 months old. He has Down Syndrome and congenital heart disease (atrioventricular septal defect, PFO and pulmonary hyptertension). He was hospitalized for about three months in late 2014 for heart surgery and currently takes heart daily heart medications. A social worker […]

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DANIEL for the Hatcher family — WV

Amanda and Joe’s adoption journey started with a dream – literally. Three and a half years ago, the same night, they both dreamt they had another little boy (besides their -then- one and a half year old son). Both Amanda and Joe had always considered adoption; Amanda was adopted as an older child from foster […]

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Hazel

Girl, born September 2012 PRC Down syndrome Hazel’s story is a little special. She is a beautiful 4 year old girl who has Down Syndrome. When one of the agency’s families traveled to adopt their son they visited the orphanage and met Hazel. They fell in love and asked if she had an adoption file. […]

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Harley

Girl, born Feb 2014 PRC Down syndrome Harley’s paperwork states that she is 2 years old, but the doctors think she may be younger than that. Regardless of her age, Harley is a little sweetie who is squishy and huggable. Her caregiver says she likes to be held and loves snacks and bananas. She is […]

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3 Siblings for the Howell Family — WA

Justin and Codi Howell are high school sweethearts who have now been married for nine years. Codi has wanted to have a large family and to pursue adoption ever since she was a little girl and Justin was adopted himself. Adoption has always been something that is close to their hearts. The Howells currently have […]

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CHARLIE for the Amick family — NC

The Amick family is excited to be adopting again. Jeremy and Angela have been married for 17 years and have three biological boys- Nathan (12), Caleb (11) and Eli (8). They also have an adopted daughter from China- Lia (adopted in 2015). Jeremy is a pastor and Angela a nurse. They enjoy being outdoors, cooking […]

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LILYA for the Colfack family — NE

Rex and Melissa, have been married for 20 years and have 4 children; 3 biological and one adopted daughter from China. Rex, Melissa, and their children are excited to welcome another little girl into their family. Reece’s Rainbow grabbed their hearts nearly 10 years ago and even though they loved the idea of adopting they […]

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Emery

Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Listed: Dec 2016 Emery is well adapted to her daily routine in the orphanage. She eats three meals a day but doesn’t have a big appetite and doesn’t care for snacks or desserts. The orphanage staff make efforts to enrich her days to help her development by watching TV, […]

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