Entries by Michelle

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Hailey and Hugh

Sibling Pair, ages 9 & 6 T-2sibs Hailey has developmental delays and vision issues Hailey & Hugh need to be together!! Listed: April 2017 These siblings are unfortunately living apart, as the children are housed by age and gender at the facilities. They miss each other a lot and they’re both always happy to see […]

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Eloise

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome and repaired CHD Listed: April 2017 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 […]

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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 Listed: April 2017 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 […]

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Annie

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome/CHD (post surgery) Listed: March 2017 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 Her file is outdated, so we have requested new info.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. […]

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MAE for the McCarthy family — FL

After four sons, Bobby and Michele McCarthy are excited to announce, the Lord is bringing them their FIRST DAUGHTER!!! They have been married for 17 years. Their boys are ages 15,14,9, and 8. Their youngest son was adopted in May 2016. He has complex CHD including HLHS. Through his adoption, the Lord grew their faith […]

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Rebecca

Girl, born 2014 LA-E3 Down syndrome Listed: April 2017 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 […]

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Nora

Girl, born 2006 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart disease (repaired) Listed: April 2017 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 […]

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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 Listed: Nov 2015 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 […]

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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 and […]

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Natalya

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Listed: March 2017 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 […]

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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 Listed: March 2017 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 […]

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Austin

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Listed: March 2017 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 […]

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Bonny

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Listed: March 2017 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 […]

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Catherine

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, CHD (post-op) Listed: March 2017 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 […]

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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 […]

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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Charlie

Boy, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome, CHD Listed: March 2017 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 […]

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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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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. Listed: March 2017 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 […]

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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. Listed: March 2017 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 […]

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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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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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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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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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ELSIE for the Tenenika family — NC

The Tenenika Family is working hard to bring home their daughter Elsie from Eastern Europe. Elsie has Down Syndrome. The Tenenika Family has two biological sons. One of their boys has Down Syndrome also! Pavel and Maryana are originally from Ukraine! 7/8/17–TRAVELING JULY 14  

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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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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 Listed: March 2017 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, […]

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Thomas Michael

Boy, born 2011 PRC Down syndrome Listed: March 2017 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 […]

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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 Listed: March 2017 They will be available fall 2017, and they must be adopted together.

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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 and BRANSON 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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PAULY for the Shea-Dupuis family — CA

Brian Dupuis and Jennifer Shea met through mutual friends and began dating over 12 years ago. They both fell in love with each other’s honesty, humor, and love of life. They were married almost 9 years ago in a beautiful church just down the street from where Jennifer had grown up. Brian and Jennifer have […]

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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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KAILA and CONNIE for the Adair family — MN

Jacob and Rebecca are the couple that everyone looks up to and inspires to be because they know each other so well and have the most open communication. Rebecca is very sweet and caring. Jacob is very supportive and understanding. They met online when Rebecca was 18 and Jacob was 19. Instantly there was a […]

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ANGEL for the Job family — CA

The Job family currently reside in Northern California and are thrilled to be adopting for the first time. Gary and Sasha have been married for nearly seventeen years and have been blessed with four amazing children. Their youngest biological child, Zoey, was born with a congenital heart defect as well as an extra chromosome – […]

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Kade #16-2

DOB: 2002 Diagnosis: Down syndrome, asthma Listed: October 9, 2011 2014 UPDATE:  Kade was moved out of an institution and into a group home in 2014.  He is described as sensitive, with alert look, inquisitive, willful, contact and adaptive to the group. He is oriented in his immediate social environment and in the scheme of […]

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