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5 Siblings

A group of five siblings from Latin America between the ages of eleven and five years old have a close relationship to one another. They all attend school and it is noted that they are well integrated and adapted in their classrooms and have good relationships with their teachers and peers. A recent update indicates […]

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Guest Blogger: Chandres Pickett and Phyllis Stephenson

Family for all Ages Being Called to Adopt an Older Child by Chandres Pickett and Phyllis Stephenson As a society, we typically think of family and children with a vision of newborn babies, soft clothing, and new beginnings. This new journey fills us with hope and wonder for the future of our children. We dream of children […]

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Magnolia

Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Listed: September 2017 Magnolia was born in July 2012 and found abandoned when she was around 13 months old. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease (VSD). A color ultrasound of her heart is available with her adoption file. Magnolia can run, jump, walk […]

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Ashford #

Boy: 2015 Diagnosis: Microcephaly Listed: September 2017 Ashford enjoys the presence of adults and emotionally expresses himself with laughter, crying and sounds.  He laughs when tickled and smiles when he sees familiar faces.  Ashford is unable to sit, stand, nor does he have head control.  He prefers to be on his stomach.  He does not […]

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Amos #

Boy: 2004 Diagnosis: Hydrocephalus; Agenesis of the corpus kalozum; Moderate to severe mental delay; Delay I the neuro-psychical development. Listed: August 2017 Amos is a sweet young boy is suffers from Hydrocephalus, Agenesis of the corpus Kalozum, as well as a mental delay. He walks independently and can run and play with the other children. […]

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Nate

Boy, born 2016 PRC Down syndrome, mild anemia Listed: August 2017 Nate is a gorgeous and active 14 month-old baby boy who likes being held by his caretaker. Nate likes bright colors and listening to music. He enjoys playing with the music rattle toy attached to his crib. He is attached to his caregiver and […]

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VALENTINE for the Lafreniere family — MI

Don and Erin Lafreniere met on amateur radio when they were in high school and began an international on-the-air romance (Don lived in Canada and Erin in the United States). These high school sweethearts celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary in January 2018. Erin, a former teacher, is now the stay-at-home/homeschooling mom of 13-year-old Peter, 6-year-old […]

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Zack Qi

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, CHD Listed: August 2017 Zack, 3.5, is described as handsome, active, and adorable. Zack loves music and enjoys singing and dancing. He can be shy, but he gets along very well with his peers and teachers and warmly greets those familiar to him. Zack adapts well to new situations. […]

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Wendel

Boy, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome, CHD Listed: August 2017 Wendel is cute as a button! His happy, bright personality shines through in all of his photos and videos. Wendell does not have formal language skills yet, but he enjoys communicating with others through smiles, hugs, and some simple words, such as goodbye and coming. […]

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Regina

Girl, born 2008 Aperts syndrome Listed: August 2017 Regina’s Apert’s syndrome does not prevent this curly-haired little girl from playing, learning, and living an active life! Regina is an intelligent and imaginative child who enjoys dolls, swings, slides – and watermelon! Could she be your daughter? Regina needs corrective surgery for her hands, feet, and […]

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WINSTON for the Lang family — PA

The Lang Family is excited to be adopting again. Peter and Daphne have been married for 25 years and have 1 biological child, 1 adopted child from Taiwan and two children adopted from China. They are stepping out of faith and following the Lord on a new journey.  This time the Lord led them to […]

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Anna Leigh

Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Listed: August 2017 Anna is full of fun. She is a social and outgoing little girl who is equally happy running and climbing up the slide with her friends or sitting quietly by herself working on a puzzle. Anna was born with Down Syndrome and has otherwise been healthy […]

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GABRIELLA for the Owens family — AL

I wanted to introduce myself and my family to this new community we have been recommended to join! I am Amy, my husband is Benjamin, and we have two little girls. Lily has been home from Asia since October 2013 and she is 4 years old and our other little girl, Gabriella, is waiting for […]

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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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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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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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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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CLARENCE and ARIA for the Dale family — ID

As a family, Jonathan and Laura Dale have a unique set of skills. The Dales were blessed with two biological children, the 2nd of which was born with severe medical complications and mental delays. It was a privilege they were able to enjoy for 12 short years before their daughter passed away from these chronic […]

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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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SUSANA for the Motley family — NC

Mike and Ruth have been married for 18 years. They have 4 children – ages 18 to 5 years old and in addition an 18 month old foster to adopt African American child. When their 5 year old daughter, Emma was born, the family discovered she had Down Syndrome. Having Emma in their lives opened […]

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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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Karen #

Girl: 2014 Listed: July 2017 Karen loves social interaction and receiving lots of love and attention.  She has several special needs conditions, which include CP, microcephaly, epilepsy and Strabismus. Despite these challenges, she is able to do many things.  She can crawl to get around and walk with assistance.  She also does well playing alone […]

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DAWN for the Fessler family — IA

Lin is a single mother of nine, 6 are grown and on their own, the oldest, Sara, has Down syndrome and lives at home as do as her brothers, Cody and Logan, who also have Down syndrome. The boys are two of Andrea’s originals and were adopted from Ukraine in 2008. Raising the boys has […]

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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

Matt and Kristi always viewed adoption as a part of their family’s future. Kristi 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 their home is already set […]

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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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3 Siblings for the Baerbock family — MN

Matt and Sara have been married for 15 years and have 7 children, 2 of them adopted from Ukraine. Shortly after their 5th child was born, they saw a photo on the Reece’s Rainbow website of a young girl who looked like she could be their daughter. They began the adoption process, and God richly […]

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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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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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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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Lily

Girl, age 13 Cerebral palsy, HIV (doing well on ARVs viral load undetectable); post-op club feet, strabismus (operated) Listed: June 2017 Lily gets around by crawling, walking with support from an adult, or walking with her gait trainer. She receives physical therapy daily and is working to improve her walking. She loves dancing and attends dance class in […]

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Jenny

Girl, 6 years old Down syndrome, CHD (post-op) CO-5 Listed: June 2017 Jenny is a sweet 6-years-old girl with Down syndrome living in a children’s home. Jenny has been described as an affectionate and calm young girl who enjoys playing games and loves animals and other young children. It has been said that nothing brings […]

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Brogan #

Boy:  2010 Intercranial trauma (surgery done at 11 months for it), mild-moderate delays, seizures. Listed: June 2017 Brogan is amiable, friendly, at times is too enthusiastic. He cooperates with others; participates in group activities; He shows that he is proud with his achievements; often searches for the approval of the adults and insist to make things […]

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Everleigh

Girl, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome Listed: June 2017 Meet Everleigh! This pretty little one is 4 years old, and came into care as a baby. Everleigh has Down syndrome. Her motor skills and speech are a bit delayed, as expected. Everleigh loves to play with the other kids, and enjoys being outdoors. She is […]

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EMMA for the Vincent family — FL

Jarret and April have been married for 10 years with three biological children. Their youngest daughter, Amelia, who is two, has Down syndrome. Here’s their story: We received Amelia’s suspected diagnosis of Down syndrome the day she was born. Basically a doctor walked in and said, “You know your daughter probably has Down syndrome, right?” […]

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Titus #

Boy:  2015 Listed: June 2017 Titus has a congenital cardiac malformation, specifically an intra pericardial septal defect with volume loading of right cavities.  He has also been diagnosed with atactic cerebral palsy and a moderate mental delay.  Titus enjoys holding toys and reaches for a toy if it is out in front of him.  He […]

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Daisey

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome / thumb deformity Listed: June 2017 Meet Daisey! This little one is 2 years old, and has been in foster care for the past year. Daisey is a sweet baby girl, who has Down syndrome, and a small deformity of her left thumb. (Polydactyly is a congenital anomaly with […]

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Nita #

Girl: 2015 Diagnosis: neonatal hepatitis and congenital hypothyroidism; congenital malformities stigmas in the background.   Nita lives in Eastern Europe and is age 1. She was born premature. She was diagnosed with congenital impaired infant with hypothyroidism, neonatal hepatitis with pancytopenia. She stands up alone and can take steps with support. Nita is deeply lagging […]

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OLIVER for the Robertson family — NJ

Trent and Amber have been married for eight years. They have three children. The oldest, an 11 year old daughter who joined their family with Amber, is a sweet, loving child who enjoys softball and soccer. Together, they have two young sons. The four year old is hilarious and loves helping Dad with yard-work and […]

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LILLIAN and ASTON for the Parkinson family — VA

Mark and Rachel Parkinson have been happily married 16 years. We have three beautiful children.. Christian, Naomi and Ella. We have a fun farmette where we enjoy all of our animals and plenty of fresh air! Adoption has been on Rachel’s heart since she was a little girl…she dreamt of having her own orphanage one […]

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EVITA for the Berna family — OH

Josh and Devin have been married for 10 years, and have 3 biological children. While never truly struggling with infertility, they have experienced the pain and loss of miscarriage, and the stillbirth of one of their sons. They cherish the precious lives of each of their children and are grateful for every child they have […]

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Joran #

Male: 2004 Listed: 5/2017 Joran is a happy, loving young boy. He has Infantile cerebral palsy and spastic quadriparesis. He also has epilepsy and a severe mental delay. His motor skills are severely impaired and he cannot walk alone without a supporting equipment. He is extremely sensitive to sounds and touch. When he needs attention, or […]

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Kelly

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome This beautiful child who could not be any more adorable is Kelly! Kelly is close to her foster mother and she likes playing with other kids. She likes playing with all sorts of toys, including balls, blocks, and a toy piano. She loves playing a game where you have […]

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Sheena

Girl, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome, congenital heart defect (ASD, VSD); Ametropia Listed: May 2017 Sheena is the sweetest girl around! Agency staff have met her and said that she is very smart and pleasant. Sheena is also a favorite of her caretakers, giving her a lot of extra attention and love. She was sitting independently […]

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Kyle

Boy, almost 3 years FAS, microdeletion syndrome 15q13.3, facial dysmorphia, speech delay, hyperopia (wear glasses) Listed: May 2017 This sweet boy is very energetic and friendly. He loves kisses and cuddles. He was neglected by his biological mother and made a huge progress after his placement to a foster family. He attends a small preschool […]

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Eden

Girl, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome, congenital heart defect Listed: May 2017 Eden is an adorable little four-year-old girl! She was born with down syndrome and congenital heart defects – VSD, double outlet of RV, and pulmonary stenosis. Eden is described by her caretakers as active, sweet, and very pretty. She loves music with a […]

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Meadow

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect  Listed: May 2017 Meadow is a beautiful girl who was found as a newborn and was moved into a foster family in May of 2016. She adapted to her foster family quickly and has a good routine schedule, including a daily nap. Meadow has a good […]

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Jordan

Boy, born early 2012 Down syndrome Listed: May 11, 2017 Jordan is a 5 year old boy with Down Syndrome. He is described as extremely friendly and easily soothed. Despite his language and developmental delays, he enjoys playing with the other children in his orphanage. The agency has photos to share at the appropriate point […]

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Emma

Girl, born summer 2012 Down syndrome Listed: May 11, 2017 Emma is an adorable 4 year old girl with Downs syndrome.  Emma is from a predominantly Christian state in Northeastern India that boarders with Myanmar. She is described as happy and enjoys playing with other children. The agency has photos to share at the appropriate […]

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Cole #

Boy: 2015 Listed: 5/2017 Cole is 2 year old sunny boy, he is very sociable and loving who was prematurely born, Delayed neuro-psychological development. Cerebral palsy spastic quadriparesis.  Estropia of the left eye. Horizontal nystagmus  There is no confirmed metabolism disorder.  Receives daily therapy. He sleeps calm but sometimes he wakes up and wants to eat and […]

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Jonas #

Boy: 2011 Listed: May 2017 Special needs: 2nd-degree prematurity; epilepsy; convergent strabismus; esotropia of the left eye; hypermetropia (long-sightedness); mild mental delay; delayed speech development; other pervasive developmental disorders; Jonas is on several medications. Jonas’s motor activity completely corresponds to the expected developmental level for his calendar age.  Although his fine motor skills need to […]

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Indy Llew’s Birthday

Help celebrate Indy Llew’s birthday by helping a family bring home their child! What a beautiful first year we have had with our girl. We wanted to do something special to celebrate Indy’s birthday, and kept coming back to Reece’s Rainbow. There are so many children that need loving homes and the opportunity to thrive. […]

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