Entries by Michelle

Arina Y. 14G

Girl, born September 2008 Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Character: calm, quiet Diagnosis: Down syndrome   Tiny Arina weighs just 17 lbs. She can walk independently and pick up small objects. She does not play with toys and throws (surprisingly far considering her teeny size!) whatever she picks up. She loves to be held, lifts her […]

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YIN CHIAO (Lily) for the Hyman Family

TAIWAN Our daughter, Elizabeth, was the 4th child for Joby and I, with the oldest being 18 when she was born.  Everyone thought we were done, that we wouldn’t want anymore children, especially since Elizabeth was born with Down syndrome.   Everyone except us.  We knew we wanted another child, we just weren’t sure how that […]

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FRANCESCA for the Hansen Family

We traveled to China to bring Francesca (Jadyn) home in June.  She has been home about four months now and is doing very well.  She has adjusted so well to her new family, new country, new language, etc.  She loves kindergarten and is just a social butterfly with all her classmates and teachers.

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SAM for the Harding Family

HONG KONG We brought “Sam” home from Hong Kong on April 23rd, 2009.  He has been an absolute joy from the moment we took custody of him overseas, and keeps us hopping every day. He eats like a champ (he averages 3 bananas each morning for breakfast!), understands everything we say to him (even though […]

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LARISA for the Powell Family

UKRAINE Reese was born in Ukraine with Down syndrome, a cleft lip and a cleft palate in December 2007.  We were hesitant to begin the adoption process until we saw her picture.  It became very clear, very fast that she was our little starfish and was meant to be in our family.  She landed on American […]

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