Entries by Michelle

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Roger

Boy, born July 2006 Listed October 2011   Roger is a handsome young man who will be 12 years old this fall.  He has many facial features of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  This dear boy is listed as having “childhood autism” — if it is truly autism or autistic behaviors due to orphanage life and […]

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KAISEY for the Forge family — NC

Robert and Theresa met in 2000.  She was a young widow with 3 small children, and Robert was divorced with 2 daughters.  Three years later, they got married and relocated to North Carolina. The youngest of the children is Theresa Lauren, who they call TT.  She was born with Down syndrome and heart issues. Raising […]

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CODY for the Nowrey family — NJ

Billy and Catrina have been married for 9 years, and are both deaf.  They struggled with pregnancy, but failed twice. Catrina’s dream has always been to adopt a child from China. God gave them a beautiful plan! They have a beautiful daughter from China, named Ramona, and she is deaf like her parents. Ramona is […]

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LOGAN for the Pirkle family — AL

Taylor and Sarah Pirkle have been married for 6 years. Together they have 6 biological children, yours, mine and ours. Caden-13, Blake-12, Kati-10, Alyssa-9, Tatum-5 and Brooks-3. Taylor is an IT specialist with a medical company while Sarah is a nurse at a home health agency. Their children are active in school and extracurricular activities. […]

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Samuel

Boy, born 2016 PRC Down syndrome Listed: July 2017 Samuel is described as a bright and pleasant boy. He enjoys being held by his caretakers. He enjoys playing with toys. Samuel can crawl and sit without help. He will respond by turning his head when he hears his name, and he can understand simple instructions. […]

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Jasper

Boy, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, CHD Listed: July 2017 Jasper likes to play with balls that are brightly colored! He can sit alone and crawl around. He will crawl to look at himself in a mirror. Jasper likes to play interactive games with caretakers. He enjoys playing peak-a-boo and will laugh out loud when […]

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Jay

Boy, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Listed: July 2017 Jay’s caretakers describe him as a gentle boy who smiles easily. He performs well in school and enjoys drawing and exercising. He gets along well with his classmates. Jay really enjoys playing outside! His current agency has additional information and videos available.

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Angelina

Girl, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome and abdominal muscle dysplasia Listed: July 2017 Angelina came into care when she was about two months old, and joined a foster family when she was about one and a half. She gets along well with her foster family and is especially close to her foster mother. Angelina can […]

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Charley

Boy, born early 2013 PRC Down syndrome Listed: July 2017 Charley came into care when he was almost two years old. Charley is an active little guy with a good appetite. He can dress himself, including buttoning and unbuttoning his jacket. He speaks short sentences of 2-3 words and can point to his eyes, ears, […]

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Charlie and Milo are turning two!

What a fantastic last year! These boys have truly grown by leaps and bounds since their first birthday bash. Our family has been greatly blessed in so many ways. We are blessed with these two boys – starting each morning greeted by their smiles, filling our days with their antics, and saying goodnight after singing […]

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Kelvin Philip

Boy, born January 2007 Down syndrome Listed: September 23, 2013 From a family who met him in June 2014: This calm little guy came up to me with pleading eyes for attention and is just so polite. God has heard his prayers, and now he is listed for adoption! He is not overbearing or competitive at […]

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Roman

Boy, born 2013 Hydrocephalus, had surgery at 3 months to install shunt. Listed November 22, 2014 Roman was born prematurely. He is a twin — the healthy twin went home with the parents. Roman makes very good eye contact, is trying to talk, likes to play with toys. $1,940.45 has been donated towards the cost of […]

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Lynda

Girl, born Dec 2008 Hydrocephalus, Severe mental delays Listed: August 2013 She is a very sweet and kind girl and extremely needs a family.  She will be 5 this December, so any new family may commit to her and start preparing a dossier. She has siblings, but none are available for adoption; 2 older sisters […]

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CLYDE for the Davis family — LA

Gary Wayne and Dee have been married for 25 years and have raised 7 older children and 5 younger adopted children still at home. They are an older couple and also grandparents to 17 grandchildren. Once the Davis’ Family was told their family was like a box full of Animal Crackers.  Inside the box you […]

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Winston L17

Boy, born early 2012 Mixed specific developmental disorder. Psycho-motor and language development delay. Dysmorphism (a specific form of the head and lower jaw) Listed: July 2017 The boy has brown eyes and light brown hair. The boy has a disability status, his development doesn’t correspond to his age, he doesn’t speak. The boy attends specialized […]

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Ruth

Girl, born 2005 PRC Down syndrome Listed: July 2017 Ruth would really thrive with a forever mommy and daddy! She loves to hold your hand, but never will shy away from showing off her smarts and independence. She is doing very well in school and loves to learn. The first thing Ruth will run to […]

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Danny

Boy, born 2011 PRC Down syndrome Listed: July 2017 Danny is a tenderhearted and genuine boy. He charms everyone he meets with that squinty-eyed smile! Danny is content in any situation and obeys well – he also is a fantastic school student in his foster home. Danny’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to […]

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Andrew

Boy, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome Listed: July 2017 Andrew enjoys playing with kitchen toys or popping bubbles. Andrew is a sweet boy who never passes up a chance to sit in your lap and play. He is a good babbler and can mimic some sounds. Andrew’s current agency is offering a $4000 grant to […]

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Nan

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Listed: July 2017 Nan is a sweet peanut! As of her spring 2017 update, Nan was able to sit, crawl, and stand a little, while holding onto the railing. Nan can say simple words like ‘mama’ and ‘nannan.’ She plays well with other children and will smile at someone […]

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Zane

Boy, born October 2013 PRC Down syndrome Listed: Oct 2015 This expressive kiddo is Zane! He is three years old and has Down syndrome. He is very verbal and loves to communicate with his caretakers! He especially loves to imitate what they say and will laugh about it. He loves the outdoors and playing games […]

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Nick

Boy, born summer 2004 PRC Down Syndrome Listed: July 2017 Nick is gentle, active, restless, kind, careful and full of love! He can speak short sentences and express his needs. He enjoys helping his caretaker and helping to care for children. Nick also likes to draw and play with other children. He likes to be […]

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Marlon L48

Boy, born summer, 2011 Pierre-Robin syndrome, atrioventricular septal defect (plastics in 2012), soft and hard cleft palate (surgery in 2014), physical development delay, protein-energy malnutrition II, and secondary hypothyroidism Listed: July 2017 Marlon has grey eyes and light color hair. Since September 2016 the boy attends pre-school education group, he has adjusted well in the […]

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Friedrich, Kurt, Liesl, Louisa, and Brigitta L5

Five siblings: half-brother, born summer 2006; brother, born summer 2009; sister, born spring 2011; sister, born spring 2012; and sister born spring 2013 Listed: July 2017 Friedrich has blue eyes and blonde hair. He finished 4th grade at school. The boy studies according to his abilities with a help of support activities. If he is […]

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Barric L44

Boy, born early 2015 significantly premature child, post-haemorrhagic obstructive hydrocephalus, chronic bronchitis, psycho-motor and physical development delay Listed: July 2017 The boy has greyish-brown eyes and brown hair. The boy smiles a lot, he likes contact with other people, is interested in toys, likes to be outside, enjoys taking bath. When the boy lays on […]

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Mordecai L42

Boy, born fall, 2013 Brain damage, speech articulation disorder Listed: July 2017 The boy has blue eyes and blonde hair. He is benevolent, likes to be in the focus of attention, he builds contact with ease. The boy likes to play with toys. He requires elevated supervision and cannot eat or drink independently. He still […]

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BRETT for the Gatto family — NJ

Jennifer knew since childhood that her place in life was to adopt. When she was 11 her younger brother was born with Down Syndrome and from that moment on she knew she’d be adopting a child or children with Down Syndrome. Jennifer stumbled upon the Reece’s Rainbow website about 7 years ago and her eyes […]

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NIKA for the Calhoon family — TN

Cal and Melissa have been married for 22 years and have eleven children, nine biological and two from Liberia. Their oldest at nineteen is married, so they just have ten still living at home. Both Cal and Melissa had a desire to adopt even before they met. Melissa worked in an orphanage in Hong Kong […]

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Branden L41

Boy, born summer 2012 Down syndrome, speech delay  Listed: July 2017 Branden has bluish-green eyes and light brown hair. He is sunny, inquisitive and very active boy, who likes attention and communication. Branden was placed in an out-of-family care institution (from foster care) at the age of 3 years and 5 months. The adaptation period […]

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Emmett

Boy, born 2010 PRC Down syndrome Listed: July 2017 Emmett is attending school and doing very well, plays well with other kids, and follows instructions. Emmett is able to walk, run, and use a spoon to feed himself. He enjoys watching TV and can focus well on the TV. He is able to follow instructions from […]

Vikki

Girl, born 2017 Down syndrome Vikki has beautiful, big brown eyes! She is a calm baby and will only fuss when she is hungry, sleepy or needs her diaper changed. She eats every four hours and will lift her head while her foster mother feeds and talks to her. She is beginning to smile, make […]

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KAMBRIA for the Batty family — UT

Clay and RoseAnna have been married for 14 years. They have five biological children ages 12,10,6,3 and 3. They have devoted their time to raising and spending time with their family along with working on their family farm. They are so excited to add little Kambria to their family and can’t wait until they will […]

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Claire

 Girl, born 2010 Other reduction deformities of brain, Moderate mental delays, Valgus deformity, Hypermetropia, Convergent concomitant strabismus, Umbilical hernia with obstruction, without gangrene Video available. From the orphanage: The girl needs a family asap. She is a kind child surviving with no parents. She requires much individual care because her educational ability is very low. […]

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Pia #

Pia was born in 2002 and has been diagnosed with spina bifida (which has been surgically addressed), infantile cerebral palsy, club feet, slight lower paraparesis, and mild developmental delays. Listed: Feb 2017 Pia is an inquisitive and sociable teen who shows a generally positive attitude. She has a well-developed active vocabulary and easily makes conversation. […]

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A Family for LEO and SJ

We always viewed adoption as a part of our family’s future. Mom was born with a metabolic disorder called Phenylketonuria (PKU) that when treated immediately and consistently throughout life, allows the individual to pursue a happy, healthy life. Untreated, PKU causes cognitive delays and other neurological problems. Because our home is already set up to […]

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DWIGHT for the Kincinas family — IL

John and Sheryl met 16 years ago while working at an agency that provides supports for adults with intellectual disabilities. They were married five years later, while continuing to work at the same agency. They had always planned on adopting a child with Down syndrome, but their prayers were answered, and a lot of money […]

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CHAD for the Stolz family — OH

The Stolz family is adopting again. Jim and Mary have been married 33 years, and have 15 children; 5 biologically theirs, and 10 theirs through adoption. They have found that God is calling them particularly to older children, especially older children with Down syndrome in Eastern Europe who are close to aging out, and being […]

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Lilly

Girl, born 2016 PRC Down syndrome Listed: June 2017 Every once in awhile you come across a file with the sweetest, heartfelt expressions written about a child. That’s what I found in the file of precious Lilly, who recently turned one. Lilly’s file said things like “She would smile sweetly, just like a little angel […]

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TALI for the Jarvis Family — NC

Jeff and Angel Jarvis have been married for 34 years. They have one grown son. They met at church where Angel was the organist.  Most of their life has been dedicated to the needs of others, and raising their son Matthew. They have been blessed to live in several states where they spend a great […]

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Valentine

Boy, born 2007 Listed: Feb 2014 From the family hosting Valentine in summer 2017: Valentine is polite and affectionate, in an appropriate way. He is easy-going and gets along with everyone. He is gentle with our younger children (ages 5 years and almost a year old). He is athletic and likes to be active; he […]

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NITA for the Horst family — NY

The Horst family is so excited to be adopting again!  They have prayed many years for this time and God has moved their hearts that now is the time. Harlan and April have 5 children; two which they adopted from foster care and three biological children.  They love spending time together as a family working […]

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DIMA for the Wallace family — ID

Matt and Andrea live in North Idaho and have 8 biological children. For many years they knew they wanted to expand their family by adoption. They’ve always felt very strongly about helping children, especially those with special needs, and those that have suffered neglect and abuse. They firmly believe that every child deserves a home […]

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Nadia

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome and heart condition Listed: June 2017 Nadia is a darling, happy little girl who shows her recognition for people by laughing and waving her hands. She is very happy when her caregiver arrives in the morning. She is 2 years old and has Down syndrome. She was independently and […]

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Lily

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome   FEBRUARY 2017 UPDATE: She can crawl and sit without assistance and can walk and run with a walker, but could not stand on her own yet. There were no changes with her health and she had gotten stronger and gained some weight. Her development is still delayed compared […]

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Kraig #29-10

Boy, 7 years old blind Prematurely born with low birth weight; Infantile cerebral palsy – spastic quadric paresis; ROP (Retinopathy of the prematurely born) with detachment of the retina in both eyes – second type, final stage; Amaurosis; Delays in the physical and neuro-psychical development. Listed: September 2014 UPDATE from a family who met him in […]

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Stephanie

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect Listed: June 2017 Stephanie is a beautiful little three-year-old girl who has a close relationship with her foster mom and her early education teacher. She gets along well with her former nanny and children in the orphanage. She is willing to share food and toys with […]

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Jaz

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect, Hexadactylia (two thumbs on each hand) Pictures & video from 2017 available. Adorable soon to be three-year-old Jaz loves to watch herself in the mirror. She enjoys clapping her hands, making sounds, and making the other kids very happy! Jaz loves her foster mother and early […]

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Chloe

Girl, age 6 Blind Listed: June 2017 When Chloe came into care as a toddler, she was non-verbal and had little exposure to stimulation and affection. After being in her foster home, six-year-old Chloe is now speaking full sentences primarily in English, has good comprehension skills, eats on her own, dances, sings and laughs. She […]

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