Entries by Michelle

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Maggie Mae

Girl, born 2014 PRC Dwarfism, cerebral palsy   This sweet girl needs a family!  Her report says she’s introverted and doesn’t yet speak.  She’s said to show little expression on her face — poor girl needs some loving attention to thrive and reach her full potential.    

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Eloise

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome and repaired CHD Meet Eloise! She is a sweet 2 year old baby girl who has Down Syndrome and post-operative CHD. She smiles easily and likes to be held and bounced to music. She crawls and walks with assistance. She bangs blocks together and can build a small tower. […]

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SEAMUS for the Quick family — MI

Christina and Bill have been blessed with eight biological children. Although for some people that’s “more than enough,” they do not look at life that way. It’s been quite a few years that they have been thinking about making their family even more blessed by adding one or more children with special needs to it. […]

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Harlow

Girl, born 2013 PRC Congenital retinal degeneration, developmental delays From the agency: When the update came in, it was hard to read. But I powered through. Until I saw this: Please describe his/her personalities in detail? No personality No personality. No personality. I kept reading it over and over again. No personality. This cannot be […]

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Annie

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome/CHD (post surgery) Meet Annie! This sweet and sometimes serious little one recently turned 3 years old. Her file is outdated, so we have requested new info. Annie came into care as a baby, and was found to have Down syndrome, as well as a heart condition. She has received […]

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Rebecca

Girl, born 2014 LA-E3 Down syndrome Rebecca has a diagnosis of Down syndrome, and has some cognitive delays. She has less muscle tone and strength than other children her age. She can walk well, but is a little wobbly at times. The physical therapist monitors her growth and works with her on exercises and activities […]

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Nora

Girl, born 2006 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease (repaired) Nora is an amazing little girl. She was hosted in the US in the summer of 2016 by a family who hoped to adopt her but were denied — They are willing to talk with anyone interested in knowing more about this precious child. Nora […]

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ELOISE for the Sefransky family — CT

Ellen and Joel live in Connecticut where they have been married for 25 years. They have five children: two in college and three at home. As things often go, their children’s hobbies and interests have become their hobbies and interests. They enjoy getting outside, watching any kind of sport being played by their children and […]

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HAINES for the Holloway family — FL

The small seed of adoption was planted in the Holloway family during an annual dinner for a local ministry in 2010 and soon blossomed into a growing awareness that God was not done creating their family yet.  Married for five years and raising their three children in the panhandle of Florida, Lenny and Roberta started […]

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Olie and Ozzie #1-31

Boys: 2012, 2014 Diagnosis:  Coffin-Lowry Syndrome Olie and Ozzie live together in the same group at the orphanage. However, the government officials in their birth country have determined that they can be separated and adopted individually if a family steps forward for just one of the boys. The agency’s desire is to keep the brothers together if at all possible. […]

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MATILDA for the Routhier family — NH

Austin and Allison are high school sweet hearts! Austin is a 23- year old and has been a Fire Fighter in the New Hampshire Air National Guard since 2013 and Allison is a 22-year-old elementary school teacher who transitioned to being a stay at home mom. Austin and Allison met their Junior year of high school […]

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Natalya

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Natalya is a gentle baby who rarely cries. Active and curious, she is interested in colorful toys that make noise, and she often reaches her hands out to touch the cartoon characters painted on the wall. She loves being cuddled by her caregivers. Natalya is diagnosed with Down syndrome, […]

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Kenzie

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome; below medium development and nutrition; congenital blepharophimosis syndrome of both eyes; mild abnormity of liver function; CHD: patent foramen ovale Kenzie is a sweet little girl from China who is a year and a half old. She was born with Down Syndrome and is just the cutest little girl […]

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Penny

Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Penny is a positive and outgoing girl who warms up to people quickly. She enjoys playing with other children and dancing to music. Sometimes she pats her caregiver’s shoulder and gives her a kiss – usually because she wants to eat whatever food her caregiver has! Penny is diagnosed […]

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Austin

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Austin likes to make faces at himself in the mirror, smiling or opening his eyes and mouth wide. A restless and active boy, he is quite interested in new things, and he laughs loudly when he’s happy. Austin is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and he has no other known […]

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Bonny

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Bonny enjoys all kinds of toys, but especially loves musical toys, and she wiggles her body to the music! She is a fairly quiet child and doesn’t like noisy places. She loves to be close to people, and wants lots of hugs and kisses. Bonny is diagnosed with Down […]

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Catherine

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, CHD (post-op) Catherine is a sensitive little girl who gazes thoughtfully at people when they talk to her. When her caregiver gently touches her on the head, she will call “mama” and smile. Catherine is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and she also had surgery for a heart defect in February 2016. […]

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Katie

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Listed: March 30, 2017 Meet Katie! She is an active and adorable little one. Katie arrived at the orphanage when she was almost 1 year old. She has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She does have the delays expected with Down syndrome, as well as strabismus of […]

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Lena

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Listed: March 30, 2017 Meet Lena! She is a huggable and oh-so-sweet little girl who is 2 years old! Lena has Down syndrome, with no known heart issues. She lives at the orphanage, and has not received as much help with her development as she should. While motor and […]

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PRISCILLA for the Koebel family — MO

Darrel and Shonette have been married for 28 ½ years. Darrel is retired AF, and is now in law enforcement. Shonette is a stay at home mom and homeschools five children who are still in school. They are active in First Baptist Church, in their city. They have ten children, four biological and six adopted. […]

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Franny

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (PDA) Franny is a beautiful baby girl, with the best chubby cheeks you could spend hours kissing each day. Franny’s caregivers say she is an easy baby who doesn’t have a temper. In April of 2016, she could lay on her tummy and hold her head […]

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Deenah #6-20

Girl: 2007 Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy – spastic quadric paresis; farsighted; On anti-convulsive therapy; Severe delay in the physical and neuro-psychical development. Microcephalus. Listed: Aug 29, 2014 Deenah was raised by her birth mother until she was 5 years old. She was removed from the home at that time by social services because the mother could […]

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Charlie

Boy, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome, CHD Charlie is tenacious and determined. He will work at new skills until he has grasped them – whether learning to balance or stealing crackers to share with the other children! Charlie is adventurous and loves to explore. His caretakers report that he is always curious about fresh things […]

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REESE for the Howard family — CA

Caleb and Lisa Howard have been contemplating adoption since late 2015. After finding out Lisa was pregnant with baby #3 in 2016, adoption got pushed to the wayside. In early 2017, Lisa joined the Reese’s Rainbow facebook group and her heart was again opened to adoption. She showed Caleb child after child, but none seemed […]

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Thomas #1-43

Age: 6 Diagnosis: Spina bifida apeta, prolapse, lower left paraplegia, inner hydrocephalus, bilateral luxation, chronic osteomyelitis, delay in the neuro-psychical development. Thomas moves around by sliding with the help of his arms. He can not stand upright. He receives constant physical therapy. He can string element to a stationary axis. He can do simple puzzled […]

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Felix Cooper

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Felix Cooper is a happy toddler who is usually smiling! Caregivers describe him as obedient, and say he gets along well with other children. Though he would often cry wanting to be picked up, he could be distracted with a rattle, and would happily play on his own. Felix […]

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TALIA for the Pehl family — AZ

The Pehl family is adopting again!  This adventurous family began their adoption journey only 5 years ago.  Their first daughter was born and God immediately placed the plight of the fatherless on their hearts.  They were heartbroken that there were children just like their daughter, just as important as her, just as precious as her, […]

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JEFF for the Gomes family — HI

Alapaki and Joanna got married in 2009 and spoke of the desire to have a “larger family”. God has honored that desire and by 2013, they had 3 young children. But God knew of a little boy half a world away that needed a family and in 2014, Joanna traveled to Ukraine to bring home […]

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Charity, Levi & Micah

Three siblings CO-4 Listed: March 2017 Charity: age 12, good student, but 3 years behind in school as parents didn’t send her. Great memory. Perseverant. Levi: age 9, Learning disabilities (already having to repeat a grade), untreated Strabismus – Ametropia Exotropia. He has language delays and is in speech therapy. Micah: age 6, average student, […]

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Princess

Girl, age 12 CO-4 Listed March 2017 Princess is deaf. She does not have any assisted listening device. Currently, she reads lips, and knows some sign language (in her native language). She also has congenital torticollis. She does not have academic delays. *** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a […]

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Ricardo

Boy, age 10 CO-4 He is deaf, but has Cochlear Implant. Born with Imperforate Anus, has colostomy. Ricardo also has some learning disability – but it is believed it is mainly due to hearing problems — large class, lots of noise, difficult to hear even with implant.   *** I am eligible for an Older […]

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Elsie and Evie

Elsie and Evie are sisters who have been diagnosed with dwarfism. As of March 2017, they are 5 and 6 years old. Elsie is a shy girl who can walk independently, feeds herself and is potty-trained. She is verbal and able to express her ideas. Evie has not mastered these skills and her speech is […]

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ROYCE for the Maxwell family — CA

Janet is so excited to start this family expansion by welcoming in this Deaf child. She is a hearing daughter of two incredible Deaf Parents. She works as a Sign Language Interpreter at Stanford University’s Hospital. So as you can see bringing in a Deaf child… just fits perfectly! Janet and her extended family are […]

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Royce L19

Boy, born 2005 Royce, the oldest brother, has brown eyes and brown hair. Listed: April 27, 2016 He has a heavy and pronounced sensorineural hearing impairment. Speech and language disorders. Hyperkinetic behavior disorders.  He has difficulties with concentration and focus. The boy must use hearing aid regularly, must be consulted by a speech therapist. He is […]

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Simon

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Simon is a happy little boy who loves to be outside. His foster mom says he likes to be with other children and laughs very easily. Simon isn’t quite walking yet, but he crawls and sits on his own and pulls to a stand. He says several words and had […]

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Quinntavius

Boy, born February 2012 PRC Limb difference Listed: May 26, 2015 3 year old Quinntavius is missing his right hand. It looks as if he may have ptosis (droopy eye lid) of his left eye, but that is not a formal diagnosis. Quinntavius likes to look at picture books and be read to. He really […]

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CARL for the Rook family — GA

Jamie and Kristina Rook are high school sweet hearts who knew from the moment they were married that a large family was a definite desire. After the first year of marriage they were told that they would not be able to have children due to Kristina’s PCOS diagnosis. By God’s grace they were wrong. Through […]

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Oliver #11-60

Age: 2 polycystic left kidney Oliver’s medical condition does not require any medical intervention at this time. His urine is cultured every month to check for infections and he has had 2 infections in his entire life, which were appropriately treated with medication. Developmentally, Oliver has delays that are common in a child being raised […]

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Jax #49

Jax was born in 2011. He has been living with a foster family since 2013. Listed May 2015 He has a systolic murmur along the precordium; hyperkinetic conduct disorder and a mild mental delay. The child started walking on time, but his speech is underdeveloped. The child cannot stay focused for a long time while […]

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Lillie

Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Lillie is 4.5 years old with a rosy complexion. She is described as active and bright with a ready smile. Lillie is very social and loves to play. Her verbal skills are not very strong, but she can say “Dad” and “Mom” and some short phrases. She can understand […]

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Kristopher #4-5

Boy, born 2010 Diagnosis: congenital cataract of both eyes and congenital glaucoma Cytomegaloviral Infection that was passed to him from his birth mother Kristopher has had 2 eye surgeries already and needs surgery for both cataracts. He’s been seen by an opthamologist 10 times since arriving at the orphanage when he was 4 months old. […]

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Wrayna

Girl, PRC Down syndrome Wrayna is an 11-year old sweetheart, with tiny splashes of silly and spunk thrown in. This girl loves to sing children’s rhymes and recite poetry, and she says that her favorite activities are doing art and writing characters. Her love for creativity is evident, in fact, as she spent much of […]

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CAMILA for the Patterson family — TX

Hi! We’re the Pattersons. We’ve been married for 23 years (Wow, time flies!) and currently have five children. Our two oldest are in college, our next two are in high school and our youngest is in fifth grade. Four years ago we adopted our youngest, Joseph. The past four years have been challenging but SO […]

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Sorenson #

Boy, born 2010 retinopathy, premature birth, general overall delays Listed: April 2, 2015 Update March 2017: Sorenson sees only light and dark. He currently lives in a very small village with a foster family and does not have access to good ophthalmologist evaluations. Sorenson explores items through touch and smell. When he drops an object, […]

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EMMA JANE for the Kelley family — TN

Daniel and Stacy have 5 children at home (Noah-7, Zoey-7, Eli-5, Selah-4, and Emma-3) and one daughter in Heaven. Daniel works for Nissan and Stacy homeschools. They enjoy their life out in the country and spending time outdoors. They are perhaps considered experienced adoptive parents as Zoey and Selah were both adopted and have been […]

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Anthony #

Boy, age 1.5 Neonatal, cerebral schemia; hydrocephalus; ventriculoperitoneal shunt Anthony is an adorable, sweet 1 year old! Anthony has a lack of development physically and neurologically. In late 2015, a ventriculoperiteneal shunt was placed and he has been free of seizures since then. He cannot sit upright by himself and does not talk, but responds […]

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Jocelyn

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, congenital heart defect Sweet little Jocelyn is gentle and quiet and a too-cute sweetheart who is about to turn TWO! She likes it when the caretaker cuddles or teases her. She can play with toys and likes watching her hands. She will smile at you when she is happy […]

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Thomas Michael

Boy, born 2011 PRC Down syndrome Lively Thomas likes kicking ball and listening to music! He is currently in kindergarten and is talkative and sometimes mischievous! He is fond of others, shares well, and is known to comfort those who are sick of his own initiative. He is described as very active and energetic! Thomas […]

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Meredith Joy

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Brave Meredith is quiet but loves to smile! She is quite independent and likes to play with toys that make noise. She makes good eye contact, is responsive to others, and can stand with support. Meredith is believed to have Down syndrome, but no official diagnosis has been made. […]

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Lillian and Aston

Girl, born 2015 Carrier of Hep C antibodies (diagnosis may be cancelled soon) Boy, born 2009 Spastic tetraparesis He can walk by himself, can talk some, eats everything, strives at school They will be available fall 2017, and they must be adopted together.

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Karsen

Karsen was born in November 2008 and has Down syndrome. His heart is healthy.  He is available to single moms. Karsen is a kind, friendly, and sensitive little boy who frequently hugs the other children in his group. He walks independently, repeats words, and easily learns songs and dances. Karsen loves to eat and enjoys […]

MARY for the Nalle family — VA

Rob and Julia Nalle have been happily married for 24 years, and have two biological sons: 22-year-old Benjamin and 18-year-old Elijah. They brought home their first adopted son, Aaron, in 2010. That first adoption turned out to be as life-changing for Rob and Julia as it was for Aaron; for it opened their eyes to […]

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Robert Jay

Boy, born July 2014 PRC Down syndrome In September of 2015, I met the most special baby boy! He was to be advocated for as ‘Robert.’ Robert was 14 months old at the time and he didn’t have a file even started. Let me tell you about this little angel. This precious baby boy was […]

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BELLA for the DiAntonio family — PA

Bernie and Marabeth met in 2009 while working together at a helicopter plant. Eighteen months later they were married in a small ceremony surrounded by their five children, Meghan, Nicole, Brian, Joe and Shane. A little bit later Michael, who is blessed with Down Syndrome, came along. Shortly after that came the youngest, Maggie. Adoption […]

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PIPER for the Roush family — GA

Timothy and Tanna have been married almost 18 years and have 3 biological children. Their adoption journey began with a single prayer that, once answered, changed their lives forever. This prayer simply asked God to break their hearts for what breaks His and to rise up in them a holy passion. They adopted their youngest […]

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LUCY for the Speelman family — OH

This is the Speelman’s second adoption. They have three boys, two biological boys and their third son who was adopted from Asia in 2014. The summer of 2016 they determined they still had a child waiting in Asia and Ginny began looking. She stumbled upon a little girl but due to changes in their family […]

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