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Merlin

Boy, Born October 2007
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Moderate Intellectual Deficiency and Congenital Cardio Disease

From the time that Merlin was born until January 2008, he was hospitalized due to his poor health condition at birth. From January 2008 to January 2010, Merlin lived with his birth mother, who was his primary caregiver.  He presently resides in an orphanage.

Merlin was born at 35 weeks gestation. After birth, he was diagnosed with ventricular and atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus (large). He received several operations. At the age of 2 years, Merlin received frenulum incision due to his speech development delay. He has since been evaluated for speech, cognitive, and motor development. He began receiving therapy for his delays and was evaluated as having moderate intellectual deficiency. He continues to receive therapy while residing in the orphanage. Physically, Merlin has a wide nasal bridge, eyelids slanting downwards, big thumbs, wide gaps between his fingers, and conditions of short attention, motion disharmony, and blurred pronunciation.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

5/5/5 Warrior Project

  You can help us raise $5000 or more for each of our 5 year olds to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. Choose one of our beautiful 5-year old orphans below to be a 5/5/5 Warrior for. SIGN UPS OPEN NOW!
 From May 5-July 31, 2011, our 5/5/5 Warrior Project will bring greater awareness and grant funds to all of our 5-year old children, both with Down syndrome and Other Angels.  These kids are facing life-long institutionalization, instead of preparing for kindergarten like they should be! 

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Louis

Boy, Born December 2006

HIV+, ADHD

From his caregivers:  good results of blood tests; gets anti-retroviral therapy.

Character: hyperactive, restless, jumpy, sometimes disruptive behaved

Update Nov 2011:  

Louis is a very active and communicative boy. He likes attention, he really needs a family. Just look at his smile. He is very sweet.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Marla

Girl, Born March 2007

FACING IMMINENT TRANSFER!!!

Poor sweet Marla …she was born with severe CP.   She has a loving personality, but is completely immobile on her own.  She is facing transfer soon and will remain bedridden the rest of her life if she is not adopted.

From her medical records:   Congenital malformation of the CNS: microcephaly, spastic tetraparesis.   Can not walk.   Does not speak.

Married couples only, older parents and large families welcome, travel required.   More photos available.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Howell

Boy, Born February 2007

Howell is a sweet blonde haired boy who was born with CP.  He is cognitively and physically delayed, and will really benefit from therapy and a loving family.

More photos available.

From his medical records:  spastic paraparesis with the dysfunction of the function of the pelvc organs. Deep mental delay, hypoplasia of the right testicle.

Howell is able to control his bowels, but not his urine.

May be available with Thomas.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Jillian 14G

Birthdate: February 2006
Gender: Female
Eyes: Gray
Hair: brown
Nature: Calm

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

From a missionary who visited with her recently:   Jillian develops very quickly… loves to learn, is curious and likes to study outside world. She is emotional and active, can do a lot by herself. But she does not walk, not yet. Lively and caring girl needs parents and love and care of which she will learn even more.

 Jillian’s grant of $2020.00 has been gifted to Isabelle.  

 

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Kyle 14G

 

 

UPDATE: September 2013 Sadly, we have learned that since Kyle’s transfer to the institution a few months ago, he has passed away.

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Kyle’s grant of $7,184.70 has been gifted to Natalija.

 

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Elden 14G

Boy, born February 2007
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark
Character: calm
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

From a missionary who visited with him recently:  Elden is very lively, joyful and playful boy. He loves games and jokes. He is the favorite of kids and personnel at the orphanage. Elden is a special kid. Before he was weak but due to attention of caregivers and lessons he made a great progress.   He become strong and now quickly learns everything new. He as well starts walking.

As he is growing, Elden has developed alopecia, which is premature hairloss.  It is quite common for kids with Down syndrome, even REECE has it!  It doesn’t hurt, he will just be beautifully bald.  Yay, no traumatic haircuts! 🙂

Elden’s grant of $11,138.00 has been shared with Leonard and Jordan.  

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Nolan

Boy, Born October 2006

Nolan is a handsome little boy who was born with FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome).  He is able to walk, but is not verbal (not certain whether by choice or inability) and is not very active with other children.   Nolan will so benefit from having a family love him and help him come out of his shell.

Listed: Feb 27, 2011

From his medical records:  alalia, significant mental delay, crossed eyes, hypospadias

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Jake

Boy, Born May 2007

From his medical records:  Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic damage of the CNS. Atrophy of the cerebral cortex.  Cord was wrapped around his neck at birth, Jake has CP as a result.

Travis, Troy, Jake, Nathan, Arnold, Garrett, Sammy, Harold, Harriet, Jordan and Russ were all listed together and may still be in the same region, if not orphanage.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Presley

Boy, Born March 2008
Listed: February 22, 2011

Past leukemia, delay of psychological and motor development, skull deformation (almost flat on the back), congenital isotropy of both eyes (crossed eyes)

NEW PIC January 2017

What a CUTIE!   Presley is a sweet boy with blonde hair and bright blue eyes.  He is a very happy and affectionate child.

Presley will benefit so greatly from having a loving family!  More photos available.

Updated Nov 2013:
He is a very sweet child. Seemed to listen to instructions well. Participated in group activities (like dance and singing). Longing for attention, affection, and stimulation.  He does not currently have leukemia; but he has mental delays, and his head is very flat.

Presley may be available with Chase, Darina, and Haven.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Haven

Girl, Born March 2006

Poor Haven……sweet little girl.   Such a pretty girl burdened with such medical and cognitive difficulties….and no mama to love her through them.

From her medical records:  celiac disease, CP, toxic Hepatitis, hypotrophy of III stage

Listed: February 22, 2011

From our team who visited there: Haven is afraid of strangers and would not interact with us.

 
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Chase

Boy, Born July 2007

Chase is a handsome Roma boy with dark hair, olive skin and giant brown eyes.   He needs a loving family of his own to bring him out of his shell and to finally feel comfortable and safe.

From his medical records:  obvious mental delay, poor understanding, almost does not speak, nervous, not even-tempered.

Chase may be available with Darina, Presley and Haven.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Noel

Girl, Born October 2004

Oh, Noel!   Noel was born with hydrocephaly and severe CP.   She has had surgery and has a shunt for her hydrocephalus, but she is still just “existing” for right now.  She is blessed to still be at the baby house….the director can’t bear to send her on.

Listed: February 21, 2011

There is no way to know her potential until she is out of an orphanage and in her own family setting.  She will likely require 24 hour care.   But she deserves a family of her own!

Because of her severe special needs, any family considering a commitment for Noel should have experience caring for a child with these significant needs.
*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Daphne

Girl, Born April 25, 2006

Daphne was born with CP.  She is not able to walk and is significantly cognitively delayed.  She is described as an affectionate and responsive child, and she would so benefit from having a loving family of her own.

She is facing transfer very soon, and will remain bedridden if she is not adopted.

More photos available

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

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Gabrielle

Girl, Born October 2006

From her medical records:  symptomatic early myoclonic encephalopathy, spastic tetraparesis, severe delay of psychospeech development, perceptive hearing loss

Listed: Feb 20, 2011

Gabrielle really needs a family of her own!  She will remain bedridden for the rest of her short life if she is not adopted, and is facing the institution very soon.

May be available with Wesley.

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

MAX & LENA for the Darrow family–TX

  

Ukraine
Follow the Darrow family’s adoption journey on their blog at  iveyrock.wordpress.com

n (Ray)and Amber (Alex) have been married 7 years.  They are blessed with 3 biological kids.  Their oldest Ian is almost 6.  He is sensitive, intense and passionate about everything, and loves to take things apart and figure out how they work.  Chava is almost 4.  She loves gymnastics and taking careful care of her dolls, including regular diaper changes.  Micah is almost 2.  He loves whatever his older siblings are doing, but most of all he loves trains and helping mommy and daddy in the kitchen by stirring and tasting.  Ray works in IT at Dell, Inc.  Alex takes good care of the kids at home full time, and also is starting to homeschool Ian.
 

Ray and Alex were completely surprised when the pieces starting very quickly falling in to place to adopt.  Alex had shown Ray a waiting child on RR that had caught her eye, when he surprisingly responded that they could consider adopting.  After a week or two of much discussing and dreaming they formally started down the path to grow their family.  They have felt a particular affinity to HIV+ kids, and look forward to bringing Max and Lena home where proper nutrition and medical care can make a world of difference in their prognosis.         

 

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Clayton 2H

Boy, born April 2010
Eyes: Brown
Hair: black
Diagnosis: Down syndrome

Sweet darling Clayton!!  Dark hair and dark eyes, he is waiting for lots of snuggles from his mama.    Clayton is 2 1/2 now and needs a forever family to give him the best chance to live up to his potential!

Beautiful region to visit!   Small families only (no more than 4 children at home).   Married couples preferred.

Clayton’s grant of $3992.60 has been gifted to Roarke.  

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Tressa

Girl, Born January 16, 2005
FAS

Listed December 23, 2010

New pic January 2017!  Tressa is a beautiful little girl! She just turned 12 and needs a family of her own.

Shareable video link: https://youtu.be/cse6UVe-730

 

*** I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds.
For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant ***

Alexander 2S (blondie)

Date of Birth: June 2009
Gender: Male
Eyes: Gray
Hair: brown
Character: affectionate

Diagnosis: Down syndrome

 

Sweet Alexander!   Look how he’s growing!  Many more photos available.   Great region to adopt from, easy travel.  No more than 4 children at home, region prefers married couples.

Alexander’s grant of $3244.50 has been gifted to Mick.  

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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Beckett 15H

Birth Date: February 2009
Gender: Male
Character: calm, loves to caress

 

Beckett does NOT have Down syndrome.

 

Beckett’s grant of $577.95 has been gifted to Donnie.  

***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***

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