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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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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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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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AMELINDA for the Terborg family — IN

Jill is a single mom to two girls adopted from China. Jill always felt that she would adopt someday. She never thought that she would be doing it on her own, but feels incredibly blessed to be their mom. Jill adopted Ella in 2009 and Lexie in 2012. Both girls were adopted through the special […]

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Antoinette #24-33

Girl almost 8 years old infantile cerebral palsy; blindness; bilateral sensorineural hearing loss, muscle tone – quadri-hypotonia and hyperreflexia. Listed: July 2014 FEB 2017: CP, Atrophy of optic nerve, neuritis of hearing nerve bilateral with deafness in left The girl usually is calm, in moment of indisposition she shouts, cries.  Shows joy and sadness . […]

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LAYLA for the Adams family — NC

The Adams adoption adventure actually spans several years. It was a desire Diane had since she was young. Diane always loved children and raised a wonderful son (Nick). However, with pay equivalent to a teacher and single, it took several years to actually be in a position to be able to afford adoption. Diane saved […]

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MARTIN for the Cotner family — NC

William and Lee-Ann Cotner had a whirlwind romance that has set the tone for their adventurous, fun loving family. William is an Active Duty Military Police officer. Lee-Ann is currently a stay at home mom but, with a background in education, which is where her heart completely fell in love with her students blessed by […]

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NATALIA for the Newby family — NC

Our family was blessed with a miracle in 2014 when we learned after seventeen years of infertility we were expecting a baby. This little miracle would bring along an extra special combination of chromosomes aka Down syndrome. We couldn’t imagine the joy we had in store when he joined our family. Every milestone has been […]

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WILKIE and OLIVIA for the Ellison family — UT

Almost 3 years ago while preparing his file for families to review, adoption worker Stefani Ellison first saw the chubby little face of an endearing toddler boy. His special need was Down Syndrome and he had an extra tiny thumb protruding from his right thumb. That should have been her first clue. He was giving […]

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Grady and Vanessa #

Grady, boy, age 10 Vanessa, girl, age 16 Listed: Feb 2017 Vanessa will be able to be adopted past age 16 as long as she is adopted with her brother, Grady. Grady is an adorable little boy who is very social and loves to communicate and interact with others. He has lived with a foster […]

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Landon #

Boy, age 2 Probable Opitz Syndrome GBBB resulting in fronto-nasal dysplasia, hypertelorism, & male karyotype, MLPA-N. Hypospadias penis, surgically corrected in 2015. Accidental heart noise at birth, no longer present. Landon enjoys interacting with the other children and is interested in music. He is a happy child and is developing appropriately for his age. Detailed […]

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Meilani

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Listed: Feb 2017 Meilani is described as “clever, cute, pretty, and very endearing.” She is lively and active, with an extroverted personality. She is a happy little girl with a ready smile. She likes to play outside. Meilani enjoys playing with her little friends and watching TV. She eats […]

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ANNA and DOLLY for the Graham family — TX

Hi there! We are Chris and Elizabeth Graham. Newlyweds. Mama and Daddy to Worth. Adoption advocates. Chipotle lovers. A musician and an artist. In early 2015, I (Elizabeth) was living the single lady life when I had the craziest dream. In my dream, I was marrying the love of my life, and there right next […]

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LANA for the Rice family — MI

Kathy lives in West Michigan, where she was born and raised. Kathy was introduced to adoption – especially international adoption, and Reece’s Rainbow, when her daughter decided to adopt a little girl with Down syndrome from Eastern Europe. Her daughter and granddaughter returned home in December 2015. While following her daughter’s adoption and the year […]

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John and Anthony #479

John, age 13 Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development Anthony, age 12 Diagnosis: Moderate delay in development Listed: Aug 2014 (originally listed as Trey and Trent) John is a 13-year-old boy who lives in Eastern Europe. He is inquisitive and interested in many subjects. He has difficulty understanding the difference between “wants” and “needs” and relies […]

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Delaney #

Girl, born 2012 Hydrocephalus internal – ventriculoperitoneal shunt, Spina bifida, congenital anomalies of the urinary system, ventral hernia. Listed: April 25, 2016 Update Jan 2017: Delaney is a beautiful, sweet, calm girl. She likes to be hugged and held. She likes it when someone takes care of her and to be outside, with her stroller and […]

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JEWEL for the Jones family — MT

Cory and Kate Jones have been married for 10 years and live in northwest Montana.  They have 3 boys ages 6, 5, 2, and a daughter age 2.  Christ is the center of their lives and they strive to live and love the way Christ loves.  They adopted their 2 year old daughter, KyLynn, in […]

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Daisie

Girl, born 2007 PRC Down syndrome, Congenital heart defect Listed: January 2017 Daisy loves to dance and listen to music. She enjoys being her foster mom’s little helper and is very protective and helpful with her little foster sister. She is learning how to help in the kitchen by cutting vegetables, cooking and folding clothes. […]

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Amory #685

Boy, 2 years old Listed July 2016 Special needs: biological mother with mental delay; the child: good general condition; good physical development; chronic viral hepatitis B without delta-agent; gallbladder dyskinesia; infantile cerebral palsy – mixed form; pes equinus bilateralis; delayed neuropsychological development; The orthopedist who examined Amory earlier has recommended gymnastics as appropriate at present […]

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Chelsea Qi for the Regan family — MD

Shannon lives in Maryland with her 14 year old son Alex. Alex is her pride and joy. After four miscarriages, and divorce, she still knew more children were meant for her family. She has been drawn to adoption since she was a little girl. Shannon grew up with physical disability in her family and knows […]

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JOHN, JAKE, and JARED for the Clements family — TX

We are Robert and Jennifer Clements. We live in Texas and have been married for almost four years. We both have a special love for children and a heart for serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We have each been involved in our nephews and nieces lives growing up and have served in children’s […]

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NORAH for the Garvin family — WA

Nate and Sanae reside in the Seattle area with four wonderful boys. Though God has always surrounded them at church with families who’ve adopted special needs children, they never seriously considered adopting a child themselves – perhaps because of the trials they were facing –unemployment, finances, and health and perhaps because they felt they had […]

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Klay L35

Boy, born 2011 Sleep disorder. Other childhood emotional disorders, Anoxic brain damage, not elsewhere classified, aftereffects of perinatal hypoxia. Tracheostomy. Protein energy malnutrition. Language development delay. At nights boy uses artificial lung ventilation machine. Listed: Jan 11, 2017 Klay has brown eyes and dark brown hair. He is joyful, communicative, understands the everyday situations. Differentiates persons and […]

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CHANCE for the Chinchak family — FL

Hello! We are the Chinchak Family from Central Florida and we hope to be the Forever Family for a special little boy in Eastern Europe. It is such an honor to be returning to Reece’s Rainbow for this adventure. Throughout 2015 we worked especially hard to earn the privilege to become the family to a […]

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WREN for the Perry family — KY

Robbie and Kasey Perry are high school sweethearts now married for thirteen years. They have six biological children –first five boys and one baby girl- and knew they had more love to give. Both parents have always had a heart for adoption, believing adoption to be the theme of the Gospel, and after Kasey watched […]

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Tage #46

Boy, born 2012 Age-correspondent physical development and delayed neuropsychological development (mostly regarding speech), cognitive deficit correspondent to mild mental delay, and generalized developmental disorder – infantile autism. Listed: May 2015 Tage is a joyful and happy child.  He is healthy and does not get sick often. There is no delay in his physical development and […]

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River L31

Boy, born on August 2012 premature birth (degree II), intrauterine infection, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy I-II stage, physical and mental development delay, protein energy malnutrition, microcephaly, OU astigmatism, hypermetropia;  speech therapy recommended Listed: Jan 6, 2017 River has brown eyes and hair. Welcomes the given attention, but if it is suddenly stopped or in case of contact […]

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Carice L30

Girl, born on January 2016 meningomyelocele of lumbosacral region, hydrocephalus, ventriculoperitoneal shunt; lower limbs flaccid paraparesis, congenital feet inversion-extension deformation, neurogenic bladder, which causes chronic urinary tract infections; Listed: Jan 6, 2017 Carice has bluish-grey eyes and brown hair.  She is very positive, often smiles, and always is glad when an adult talks or plays with her. […]

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Bella #2-6

Girl, age 5 Down syndrome BELLA is 5 years old and has Down syndrome. Bella’s gross motor skills are well developed. She walks, runs, goes up and down the stairs without support, and throws a ball. She plays appropriately with toys and will play with her favorite toys for long periods of time. She plays […]

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OSCAR for the Gunther family — Canada

Jalena knew she should adopt from from a very young age. Growing up her parents fostered teenagers and instilled in her, a heart for caring for others. She remembers being eight years old, sitting in a blanket fort with her best friend planning their futures. Jalena was going to be a Spice Girl, have a […]

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Wilkie

Boy, born 2011 PRC Down syndrome, extra finger on his right hand Listed: Dec 7, 2016 “Wilkie can understand the directions to finish the mission.” Now there is a gift! To understand directions, follow them through and finish the mission is a strong characteristic parents long for their children to develop and incorporate. Right up […]

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CALINA for the Weaton family — AZ

Chris and Amy have been married for twelve years, and have hearts for growing their family through adoption. They have five young children, aged 1-9 years old, four of whom are adopted from Ethiopia, USA and China. They believe that family is more than blood, and built through love. Though some may say their hands […]

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Kennedy

Kennedy was born in July 2004 and found abandoned almost 6 months later. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and estropia. I had the opportunity to spend time with Kennedy while volunteering on an advocacy trip in July 2013 and I just discovered that her adoption file was finally prepared in November 2015! I […]

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A Family for ANDRE — NY

The Schaus family is excited to be adopting for the first time. Chris and Amanda have been married for 15 years and have two beautiful biological children – Esme (10) and Gavyn (7). They are both teachers – Chris is a high school English teacher and Amanda is a Chairperson for Special Education. They enjoy […]

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NORA for the Duty family — WI

The Duty family, Scott, Jennie, Nathan, Jack, Joelle and Elliot, are excited to be adopting for the 1st time! With 3 biological brothers at home, 12, 11 and 7, sister Joelle is ecstatic to finally have a sister! Scott and Jennie have desired to adopt since they started dating. After marrying, having 4 biologic children […]

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MARCUS for the Turner family — MD

The Turner Family would like to introduce you to a very special little boy.  This is their child, Marcus! Although they do not know Marcus yet, Carl and Martha are adopting him from Eastern Europe. What they do know about Marcus is this: He has never known the warm and loving embrace of a mother, […]

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Ansel

Boy, born 2003 Down syndrome Listed: Oct 27, 2016 LA-E2 Ansel was relinquished to the children’s home when he was almost 2 years old; his family was unable to care for a child with special needs. Ansel receives language and physical therapy once a week, and his vocabulary and social skills are improving!  He enjoys […]

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Joey

Boy, born 2005 Down syndrome Listed: Oct 27, 2016 LA-E1 Joey was left in the hospital at birth.  He is cleared for adoption and has been waiting for SO very long!  He has lived in the same children’s home since he was an infant.  He attends a school for children with special needs in the […]

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Vance

Boy, born February 14, 2001 Down syndrome Listed April 3, 2013 Vance is a cute, outgoing boy, with a winning smile!  He loves to play outside – particularly swinging and playing soccer.   He enjoys drawing and playing with puzzles and bricks. Vance has a significant speech delay, but interacts with others using gestures and […]

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BRIANNA for the Shupe family — VA

Jeff and Wendy were married in 2010. Having both come from previous marriages, they each brought with them 3 children…..six all together. Wendy had experienced the joy of adoption in 2003 when her daughter Cassie was adopted from Kazakhstan. Jeff and Wendy knew that God was calling them to bring another child into their family, […]

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Nico

Boy, born 2011 Down Syndrome, hypothyroidism, bronchial asthma. Listed October 2016 Nico is a cheerful boy. He enjoys music, he dances to the beat. He communicates with gestures and single words.  Nico tries to be independent –  eating, drinking & dressing himself. He is very interested in his environment.  

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Jenna #

Girl, 2.5 years old Listed: Oct 2016 Jenna is 2 and a half years old, and has been living in an orphanage since she was 6 weeks old. Jenna loves to be hugged, enjoys musical toys, and laughs when she is teased by adults. She plays well with other children and appears to enjoy being around them. […]

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Ace

Girl, 9 years old M-OD Listed: Oct 6, 2016 Ace is a 9 year old girl who is very cheerful, sensitive and affectionate. When she feels comfortable with people, she becomes playful, smiles and is affectionate. She enjoys company and demands constant attention from adults. It is generally hard for Ace to trust those around her. […]

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A.V.

Boy, 14 years old M-OD Intellectual delays Listed Oct 2016 A.V. is a very cheerful and sociable child. He is affectionate, sensitive and empathetic to the needs of others. He usually protects the smallest children and is very happy when he realizes these children feel safe at his side. He enjoys being the leader during games […]

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Grace

Girl, 12 years old M-OD Listed: Oct 6, 2016 Grace is a sensitive, cheerful, responsible and expressive child. She is a very responsible with respect to the tasks she has been assigned and she feels proud when she shows others the results. Cognitively Grace has short attention and concentration spans, and has difficulty reading and writing. […]

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Katie & Barbie

Sisters, 6 & 4 years old Listed March 21, 2016 Katie is a very energetic and open girl. She is very independent and takes care of herself. She lives in a foster family. She is attending preschool and enjoying it very much. She likes art activities and her drawings are very colored and clear. She […]

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Emmaline

Girl, born 2005 cerebral palsy, hyperkinetic form; Psychological delay; Contracture of limbs Listed: December 3, 2015 From a family who met her in July 2016:  “Emmaline was sitting on the edge of the crowd, watching it all and taking everything in.  She is a quiet girl, but I get the feeling not a lot escapes her soft […]

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Declan

Boy, born October 2005 PRC Albinism Listed: August 6, 2015 Declan is an easy going and quiet boy who was admitted to the orphanage as a newborn and has lived there ever since. He has albinism and nystagmus (involuntary eye movements). Declan is able to attend school and makes average grades. It is said that […]

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Hugo

Boy, born late 2015 Microcephaly, cardiovascular disorders (heart murmur), problem with vision Hugo resides in a foster family. He is very cheerful and interested in his environment. He has vision problems but he can focus on the faces and smaller objects (he is following objects with his eyes). In the position on his belly can […]

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PEPPER and LIAM for the Marshall family — VA

We are the Marshall Family! Billy and Laura met during high school and dated for about a month. Billy moved away for college and Laura chose a university close to home. A few years later they reconnected and the “rest is history”. Billy and Laura will have been married eleven years in May. They have two […]

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MIKALE for the Guarino family — PA

Life turned out to be very different from what Nancy had expected. The beauty of the unexpected brought with it confirmation of the strength of family, regardless of its shape and size. For many years, Nancy’s family consisted of herself and her Down syndrome son, Nicky. Deep down, Nancy always knew her family was not […]

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HATTIE for the Willoughby family — KY

Virgil and Cindy Willoughby have been married 33 years. Virgil is a policeman and Cindy is a stay at home mom. If you had told the Willoughby’s 8 years ago that their family of 5 would soon be a family of 13 they would have laughed. After all, their children were all grown (the youngest […]

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Dorri

Girl, born 2008 PRC Down syndrome Listed: August 16, 2016 Dorri came to meet us accompanied by her foster father.  It was obvious that he adored Dorri and he told us that she is very smart.  He said “We cannot make her life better but we have hope for her to have a better future.” […]

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Justin John

Boy, born 2005 PRC Down syndrome Listed: August 16, 2016 Justin is a sweet boy with a great sense of humor. He loved making silly faces when we were taking his picture. He is an intelligent little guy who is super well-mannered. While visiting him, we observed him clean up his candy wrappers, wipe off […]

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Chessa

Girl, born 2005 PRC Down syndrome, repaired heart condition Listed: August 16, 2016 Chessa is a rule follower, very verbal, easily able to answer questions and express herself. Her favorite animals are a dog, cat and giraffe. She is mobile and able to walk and run. Although she needs instruction when showering, she is able […]

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Mara

Girl, born 2005 T-G neurodegenerative disease (encephalomyelopathy), scoliosis, global developmental delay (mild-mod.), leg length discrepancy w/low muscle tone, low muscle tone in right hand Listed: August 3, 2016 Total sweet heart alert! The agency’s team got to see Mara for the second time when they visited in May! With total politeness she asked for a pack of […]

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Maddox

Boy, born 2015 T-G Down syndrome Listed: August 3, 2016 Cuddle bug alert! This special little guy is not quite one and oh my is he ever precious! When the agency’s team met Maddox in May 2016, he stretched out on the mat like a little frog in the sun. Each time someone would talk he […]

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Nika

Girl, born July 2014 PRC Down syndrome Listed: August 2, 2016 New pic January 2017!  UPDATE 2017:  Two and a half year old Nika is waiting for her forever family.  She is a lovely little girl who has Down Syndrome. She can crawl and walk freely. Nika can speak simple words, and loves music, playing […]

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Auggie

Auggie was born in November 2012. At birth, he was diagnosed with cerebral hypoxia, seizure syndrome, brain edema, hydronephrosis. His current diagnoses are global developmental delay and hearing loss for which further testing is needed. Listed: July 2016 Auggie responds to his name, walks, smiles, and plays. He can climb stairs and enjoys going for […]

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Sukie

Sukie was born in August 2014 at 37 weeks gestation via a difficult birth. She was hospitalized until March 2016 with the following diagnoses: CNS perinatal hypoxic-ischemic damage, spastic tetraparesis, bilateral paralytic esotropia, global development delay, secondary microcephaly with the potential of developing CP, and laryngeal stridor. Listed: July 2016 When Sukie’s condition improved, she […]

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Layla #1-51

Girl, age: 2 Diagnosis: Microcephalus; Bilateral microphthalmia and coloboma iridis of the left eye – diagnostic specification under anesthesia is imminent; clubbed feet – corrected with orthotics and orthopedic shoes; Mild degree of delays in the neuro-psychical development. Layla has lived in foster care since birth. She walks, kicks and rolls a ball, dances along […]

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Sage and Sven

Two-year old Sage and eight-year old Sven are a beautiful sibling group. Even though Sage and Sven have been placed into different foster families, the Central Authority in their country requires that they be adopted together. Listed July 2016 Per the social worker’s report, Sage is completely healthy and typically developing. Based on videos received […]

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