Entries by Michelle Zoromski

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Violet

Girl, born January 2014
CO-7
Down syndrome, epilepsy, TBI and global delays

Listed August 2020

 

Violet is a beautiful little girl who loves going to the park. She also loves dancing, music, exploring her environment, and playing with different elements and textures. Violet is diagnosed as having Down syndrome, epilepsy (for which she take medication), right side hemiparesis, right eye strabismus, and global developmental delays due to a traumatic brain injury. Video available.

Violet has a $1,000 agency fee reduction for her adoption with a specific adoption agency.

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NAVA for the Acone family — WA

Ben and Karaline met on the bus ride to summer camp in high school and quickly became close, getting married four years after meeting. Almost immediately after getting married, they were surprised with their first daughter, Posy and welcomed their second daughter, Felicity, a short 16 months after that. Ben is a pastor at a nearby church—he’s humorous, hardworking, and joyful. Karaline currently stays at home to care for the kids—she’s gentle, dedicated, and loving. Posy is four years old and loves to tell jokes! She’s creative, playful, and bold. Felicity is three years old and is a calm and gentle child. She’s loving, silly, and determined. We are a family that values being closely bonded to one another.

Since the beginning of their marriage, adoption was in their minds as a journey they one day wanted to walk. After giving birth to Felicity, it became clear to both Ben and Karaline that their 3rd would come through adoption. Ben and Kara are passionate about permanency for children in families! The more they learned about childhood trauma and common experiences and conditions that arise for children who need a permanent family, they were increasingly drawn to a special needs adoption. As they learned more and more in their pre-adoption classes, Ben and Kara realized that their parenting style and way of life is very conducive to parenting a child with special needs. Kara also has experience working with children with special needs and trauma backgrounds. Along with their strong support system through their large extended family, and their church community, they felt uniquely prepared to pursue a special needs adoption.

At each step, Ben and Karaline expected roadblocks and drawn-out periods of waiting. But at each step, they were pleasantly surprised by how quickly doors were being opened for them to step forward through the process. Out of the blue one day, they learned about an adorable little girl with Down Syndrome. In reading her file, talking with the doctor, and considering this possibility together, they felt huge confirmation that they could care for her needs and that she was the child for their family. The phone call saying their letter of intent was accepted is one of the most joyful moments of their lives! Their joy continues to increase the closer they get to bringing this sweet girl into their family.

They now are completing paperwork as quickly as they can for the opportunity to bring her home! Posy and Felicity have loved preparing her room and praying for her everyday as a staple of their pre-meal routine. While Ben and Kara know that adoption processes are anything but certain, they feel drawn to the world of adoption and of Down Syndrome. They await the joyous day in which they will welcome their newest daughter as a part of their family, forever. Thank you for being a part of their story of permanence as a family with their newest daughter!
7/30/2020 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE; COMPILING DOSSIER

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Gabriel #

Boy, born 2018 (2 years old)

Down syndrome; hypothyroidism; cleft palate

Listed: July 2020

Gabriel was born 3 months premature. He currently takes medication for hypothyroidism. He has difficulty with feeding due to the cleft palate. He can suck from a bottle, but has also been fed via a nasal tube. He has been evaluated for cleft palate surgery. He can roll from back to stomach and scoots around on his stomach. He reacts positively to staff.
*** I am eligible for a $2,000 Grant! ***
This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding. 
 

2 CHILDREN for the George family — WA

Mike and Robin have been married for 9 years. They have 9 beautiful kiddos, two who were adopted from Eastern Europe. Mike works as a public servant for the beautiful state of Washington and is the worship leader at Lakewood Grace. Robin is a stay at home mom and wife, and homeschools their kids.

Mike and Robin have a huge heart for adoption.  After bringing their two girls home, they felt certain that they would be going back at some point.  After much prayer and consideration, they decided to start the adoption process again.  They discovered that a little boy they had seen a listing for a year and a half before was still waiting for his forever family.  They decided that he should not have to wait any longer.

The cost of adoption can seem daunting but Mike and Robin firmly believe that God has called them on this journey and He will provide. Any prayers, donations, and shares of their story are all deeply appreciated.

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after the orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27″
7/29/2020 — HOMESTUDY UPDATE in PROCESS

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Two Boys for the Wylie family — OR

Early in our marriage, we had the opportunity to live overseas for about a year when our two oldest girls were just babies. Upon returning to the United States, we became very aware of how much we have in terms of resources and medical care here in America. We were also able to live close to family again. With those things in mind, over the next couple months, we both felt (separately) that God was leading us to adopt a child with special needs. When Ken brought it up with me, we were surprised to see that we had both been thinking that way and started exploring different options. Through a blog, I learned about the sad reality that many children in Eastern Europe who are born with disabilities are immediately put into orphanages. These children live without the love of a family and often without adequate medical care. In 2013, we were overjoyed to bring our son with Down syndrome home from Eastern Europe. A few busy years later, we decided to adopt again, this time from Haiti. Our daughter, also with Down syndrome, came home in 2018.

In reading the Bible, it is clear that God cares very much for those who are weak and vulnerable, who cannot defend themselves. And He speaks specifically about loving and caring for children without families. Even though life is busy, we have prayed (a lot!) about the possibility of adding another child to our family and feel that God has led us to do that and has shown that He will be with us and help us. We are finally through the paperwork process and are so excited and thankful to be able to bring two children home to our family. Our hope, our joy and our purpose in life is to follow Jesus and we know that Jesus loves these kids. We’re also thankful for Reece’s Rainbow and the many people who have advocated for these children. We can’t wait to have our little ones home!
7/29/2020 — DOSSIER SUBMITTED

NAN for the Neri family — NY

Joe and Jenna live in NY with their 4 daughters Brianna, Chiara, Savanna and Stella. Stella, who was born with Down Syndrome, was adopted from Asia in 2018 and now they are excited to be going back for their 5th daughter, also born with Down Syndrome and a heart defect.

Joe and Jenna’s adoption story began in 2010 when adoption was first planted in their hearts after the loss of their unborn child and the news that they were not able to conceive any more children. In 2013, their 3rd daughter and miracle baby, Savanna, was born. She was truly a blessing that they were not expecting. But the seed of adoption had been planted years earlier, and it was growing.

Even after experiencing this profound miracle, the Neri’s knew that they had so much more love to share. Faith has been the hallmark of the Neri family from the very beginning and has carried them through the most difficult times. They, like many other families, had a heart for special needs adoption. Jenna has worked with adults and children with both physical and developmental disabilities for 22 years and knew the unique challenges individuals with Down Syndrome face. Then Jenna saw a picture of a beautiful little girl with Down Syndrome on Reece’s Rainbow and she knew this was her daughter. They worked hard to bring Stella home in October 2018 and now, less than 2 years later, they have fallen in love with another little girl that they know is meant to be their daughter as well.

Joe has just started his own small business and serves as the youth director at their church, and Jenna works as a Residential Manager for individuals with disabilities. They may not be a family of financial means, but they are rich in faith and love to share with another child. Despite the many uncertainties surrounding the pandemic and international adoption, they are committed to giving this beautiful girl the love, support and family she deserves.
7/22/2020 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETED

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SHELBY MAE for the Steyer family — OH

In 2013, when Nick and Val said yes to adopting a young boy from Ukraine that was being hosted in the US, they never dreamed answering God’s call would impact their lives so much. What they didn’t know was that little boy already had a family pursuing him. After much prayer they decided to continue the adoption journey in Ethiopia. After three successful and life changing adoptions of four children from Ethiopia, they felt the tugging on their heart by the Holy Spirit to adopt again. The tug they were feeling was to adopt a waiting child.

Val decided to get on Reece’s Rainbow. Right away they saw this beautiful little girl (Shelby Mae) and knew right away she was their daughter.

They are rejoicing and so thankful the for that tug from the Lord that led them to their precious daughter. His plan was made clear when they saw her beautiful face. They are excited to bring their daughter home and be family of 10.
7/22/2020 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

*** Shelby Mae has received an additional $5,000 Grant! ***

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Sullivan

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy(HIE), and CHD (ASD and PFO)

Sullivan is precious! He lived in the orphanage for about 4 months before being sent to live with a foster family. Sullivan eats soft foods and likes sweet foods. He doesn’t like rice and acidic food. Sullivan’s development is delayed and he weighs less than a child his age should. He needs a lot of help from his foster parents. Sullivan can roll over and he likes to stretch his hands out as a sign for his foster parents to cuddle him. Despite his delays, he is said to be clever. If he wants his needs met, Sullivan will makes sounds. If his foster parents respond to him, he stops making sounds. If his foster parents don’t respond to him, he continues making sounds. Sullivan can visually track moving objects, including his foster parents, and laughs when he is amused. He knows his name and turns to respond when called. His eyes are so bright and he keeps his eyes fixed on whoever is talking to him. Sullivan is hesitant of strangers, but likes to interact and play games with his foster family. Sullivan’s file is brand new, but the agency is requesting an update in the hopes of getting some video of him!

There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Sullivan’s adoption with his current adoption agency

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Ronan Augustus

Boy, born 2017
PRC
brain damage

Ronan is a clever boy and has everyone wrapped around his little finger! He enjoys his mealtimes. He is a boy who knows exactly what he wants and is not afraid to let his caregivers know if he doesn’t like a particular food or texture. He cannot form words yet but is making plenty of sounds. He loves being the center of attention and will cry if his caregivers too far away, indicating he wants to be picked up! They are more than happy to oblige and he spends most of the day cuddled in someone’s arms. Ronan is not crawling yet, but he attends regular physiotherapy sessions to improve his muscle strength and coordination. However, if Ronan does not want to do his exercises, he will kick his legs and scream until his caregivers pick him up. This is something we are working on with him though, as his caregivers know that he needs to do his exercises to improve his tone. We are working on rewarding his therapy efforts with his favorite music and songs. Ronan loves all types of music and will not go asleep without listening to his favorite lullabies. Although he is developmentally delayed, he continues to make good progress and we feel he would thrive with a forever family.

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Bhanu

Girl, born 2012

Cerebral Palsy

Bhanu is a teensy tiny girl with a bigger than life smile! She might be tiny, but she is mighty! She knows what she wants and she is going to get it! She is a thinker and mischievous in the most adorable way. She is learning to communicate verbally and is not able to walk independently, but she sure is a hard worker! At a recent trip to the park, Bhanu wanted to try out all the equipment! She sneakily tried to cut the lines to get to the front and made sure her caregivers were beside her to help her out so she could take part! Bhanu stands and walks with support and works very hard in PT towards her goal of learning to walk independently. She feeds herself. She loves dancing to music!

A CHILD for the Holt family — WV

Jack and Emily are high school sweethearts who married in 2013. The couple always knew they would someday adopt. They separately volunteered at Russian orphanages in college and fell in love with the sweet children so in need of families there. Emily remembers holding the children with special needs, designated to a back room of the orphanage, and so in need of affection. Their experiences had a profound effect on both of them as they felt the separate call to someday adopt from this region… it was truly fate.

Jack served as an Infantry Officer in the US Army and the two have lived all over the country in their seven years of marriage. They have now settled into their civilian lives in West Virginia. Jack works in manufacturing and Emily, a former English teacher, now stays at home with their children and homeschools them.

Jack and Emily have two boys, Mark and Joseph, who are 5 and 2, as well as a daughter, Eloise, who was born earlier this year and lived for a short time after birth. Eloise had a rare genetic condition, and though she was too sick to live, she changed them in countless ways and continues to do so. Jack and Emily learned firsthand how every child, regardless of health or ability, is deserving of the same love and dignity as any other child. Eloise taught them that not only did they have the capacity to love and advocate for a child with significant medical needs, but that their hearts were open to the blessings of it.

Almost a decade after Jack and Emily volunteered at those Russian orphanages, it became clear that it was time; they were now being called to adopt a child with special needs from Eastern Europe. They hold to the truth that God’s ways are above our ways and they have seen the beauty of it in their lives in so many ways, most especially with this beautiful little girl with cerebral palsy who is waiting for them to bring her home. Jack and Emily and their boys are so excited to welcome this sweet child into their family and are counting down the days until she will be here.

They thank you for your support and prayers on this journey!
7/14/2020 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

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Praise

Boy, born July 2013

Cerebral Palsy and Global Developmental Delay

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Praise is a sweet 6-year old boy with lots of love to give! His story is sure to touch your heart! He adores his caregivers and has been very responsive to the therapy he has received so far. He has been diagnosed with global developmental delay, but has made great strides in his health and development since his arrival at the baby home. The changes in him are nothing short of praiseworthy! It is clear that with the love of a family and continued therapy, Praise will thrive in life. Could you give this precious boy all the love and care he deserves?

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Piper

Girl, born July 2013

Cerebral Palsy and Moderate Developmental Delays

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Piper is a beautiful, 6-year-old girl with a smile that can light up any room! Piper has a warm, sweet personality, and she adores her caregivers. She absolutely loves being read stories or just talked to. It’s clear that she understands what is being said to her. She enjoys music and appreciates a good nap! Piper has a medical diagnosis that may look concerning at first, but she has already made huge strides strides with some daily therapy and a lot of love! This special little girl will be a blessing to the family God has waiting for her. Could your family reciprocate all the love Piper has to give?

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Connor

Boy, born May 2009

Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Moderate Developmental Delay

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Connor is an 11-year-old boy with joy that is contagious!  He is very playful and he loves to laugh. His caregivers say that he is responsive to their teaching and he follows the rules. Connor loves music and likes to pretend that he is playing the guitar. He loves when others join in and make music with him! He appreciates sleeping in after a full day of activity. Connor has a diagnosis that includes global developmental delay, but he continues to amaze his caregivers with his determination to learn and do things for himself. Connor is very strong and is able to stand with some support, get himself in and out of his wheelchair, and feed himself. With a little more therapy, Connor will continue to become independent at even more daily tasks. Connor is an absolute inspiration and has so much potential! Could your family give him the love and extra care he needs to reach it?

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Anthony

Boy, born January 2010

Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Epilepsy, Left Hemiplegia/Visual Impairment

Anthony is a happy 10-year-old boy who spreads joy wherever he goes! He has a love for any kind of music, but his favorite song is “You Are My Sunshine.” The truth is that Anthony is a ray of sunshine in the lives of those around him. Anthony gets so excited when his caretakers sing to him. It is a blessing to see the delight on his face!

Although he does require some assistance with daily tasks, Anthony is strong and determined. Anthony’s caregivers believe that with continued therapy, he will be able to do many more things on his own. He is learning through a sensory-based curriculum at school. His teachers report that he is making great progress on his communication skills and it is evident that Anthony will continue to improve in all of his abilities with the extra love and care of a forever family. Could you give Anthony all the love he deserves to help him thrive in life?

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Vivian

Girl, born April 2016

Hydrocephalus, Epilepsy, Blind, Amputated Right Wrist

Vivian is growing and developing very well, despite the many hardships she has faced in her short life. She is currently using a sensory curriculum in school that is focused on communication and decision making. She loves to sleep but her teachers say she is making progress in her abilities to use yes/no signaling. Vivian would do best in a stable and loving home that is willing to meet her needs and ensure she is healthy and well cared for. Are you willing to be that family?

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Oscar

Boy, born April 2008

Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy

Oscar is a very lovable boy with a sweet personality. He is very outgoing and playful and is always happy and bobbing his head to music when it is played. He enjoys playing with his caretakers and loves attending school. Oscar can sit upright independently for an extended period of time and can even walk with the assistance of someone to steady him. He is generally weaker on his left side but is working with a therapist to strengthen his fine motor skills and is developing and growing very well.

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Leonard

Boy, born August 2011

Autism and Epilepsy

Leonard is full of laughter and enjoys playing alone and singing songs with his friends. Leonard was diagnosed with Autism and Epilepsy, but he is taking anti-epileptic medication to manage his seizures. He receives physical, occupational, and speech therapy on a weekly basis and has made great progress in his communication skills, mobility, and behavior. Leonard can walk, run, and can even feed himself. Leonard has been able to form healthy attachments to his caregivers and would benefit from a loving family.

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Shiloh

Girl, born July 2012

Hydrocephaly

Videos, Video 2

Shiloh is a beautiful little girl who has shown improvement during her time in the Baby’s Home. Shiloh can coo and babble and make purposeful movements to grab items and she seems to be easy to comfort. She enjoys cuddles and music. Shiloh is currently enrolled in school using a sensory curriculum that is focused on purposeful communication. Although Shiloh is growing and developing well, she needs someone who will be devoted to her and give her lots of love and attention. Is that you?

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Owyn

Boy, born 2014
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

 

Owen is described as smiley and friendly.

According to his report from 2016, he can sit steadily, stand with support, and walk a few steps with support. His file states that Owen knows his name and he will say hello to his caretakers to gain their attention. Owen loves to play peek-a-boo, be in nature, and to touch flowers and leaves.

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Ryder

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

 

Three year old Ryder is described as sunny, outgoing, and smiley. According to his file to his 2017 report, Ryder could move his body to music, sit on his own, and his videos from 2019 show him walking while holding onto a support. His 2019 update highlights that he can say simple words and laugh loudly. Ryder knows when someone is calling his name, he can recognize people he knows, he enjoys listening to music and playing outdoors.

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Watson

Boy, born Feb 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

Watson is a precious little boy. He can roll over and sit alone. Watson loves hugging! When he’s upset, Watson will calm down when his caretaker holds and pats his back. Watson’s caretaker often takes him to the garden to enjoy the sunshine and get fresh air. He has a good appetite and doesn’t have issues with swallowing. He is currently in diapers and is noted to be a sound sleeper. Watson lives in an area with about 40 other kids, two and under. We have requested an update and are hoping that Watson’s family sees him while he is still so young! What a precious son he will be!

Video & photos are from July 2020!

There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Watson’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

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Mady

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, anal atresia

Mady is a beautiful little girl with Down syndrome and anal atresia, for which she has had surgery to repair. She has been living in an orphanage in a room with 5-10 other children her age. By two years of age, Mady could sit and walk in a walker. She loves sunshine and being outdoors. She loves to look at her hands, touch her feet, and smile. Every indicator was normal at her March 2019 physical exam. She was wearing diapers at that time and had not been vaccinated, due to her medical needs.

Additional photos available!

Video 1,  Video 2  new videos from 2020:  Video 3, Video 4

There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Mady’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

GRACELYN and ANTONIO for the Campbell family — TN

We live in the mountains of East Tennessee on a small family farm. We own our own business allowing us both to be home with our 9 going on 11 children. We currently have 4 girls and 5 boys. Our adoption journey started a long time ago before any of our children were even born. We both had worked with orphans on the mission field before we got married and had known we wanted to adopt before we even met. We finally completed our first adoption in March of 2018 when we brought home our son, Joshua, from China and what an adventure that was!

We felt the call to start the process to adopt again this past fall and so we just really started praying about when and where the Lord wanted us to go this time. With many less options being a larger family it was pretty easily narrowed down to about 3 places. After much research and prayer we really felt called to go to Eastern Europe this time around. When we went to pick up Joshua from China all 7 of our children at the time went with us to get him. On that trip their eyes were opened to the enormous need for families for special needs children. When we started the process of matching with children, our children were as broken hearted as we were at the number of waiting children and how long some of them have been waiting. Several of them asked if we could adopt all of them. haha They continue to witness the amazing transformation of their brother Joshua who had come to us deaf with no language at just shy of 5 years old. Needless to say adoption has changed all of our lives and our prospective in big ways.

We have recently matched with two precious little ones and are so ready to get them home! We have been and continue to be so amazed and blessed by the ways the Lord has and is using others to come alongside us in raising the funds needed to bring our little ones home.
7/6/2020 — COMPILING DOSSIER

*** Gracelyn has received a $2,000 Grant & a 2,596 Waiting Child Grant! ***
*** Antonio has received a $2,000 Grant! ***

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Multi-family Adoption Auction

Multi Family Adoption Auction: it’s actually just that simple. Each month I will help host an auction for multiple families, each family will receive their own album that they have full control over!

At the very end of the auction, once monies have been paid, all the families will donate 10% of our winnings to be used as an adoption matching grant, with one of the families being selected via a random drawing app! The family will then raise the amount awarded so that our matching grant will make it double! All this means is, every dime you spend in this group will be used to help with the families adoption expenses!

I’m starting this group as a way to fully help and give back each month to the adoption community, building this group will mean more potential buyers to help these families!

A list of donors will be provided to Auction organizers. Thank you!

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Kipp for the Canessa family — TN

Kayla and Gino Canessa have been married for 9 years and are the parents of 4 kids. They have now been through international adoption before. Their first adoption was a set of two, adopted from Eastern Europe in 2018.

Kayla wanted to adopt a sweet boy she saw online almost 4 years ago, but he kept being unavailable due to being hosted. She kept the feelings for that little guy for a very long time, following him online, wishing him well. Until one day, she saw him available for hosting, it was her chance and she took it immediately! Hosting went wonderfully, they finally met the kid they had fall in love with, he fit effortlessly with the family, he was happy and expressed he wanted them to become his forever family. Everybody was happy!

Gino and Kayla wanted to adopt him as quickly as possible and worked very hard on their side. The process, however, has been painfully slow, with many bumps on the road, due to delays beyond the family’s control.

The latest thing that happened is that they were on their way to K’s country to sign the paperwork at the American Embassy and visit their boy, who was anxiously waiting for them. They arrived in Amsterdam but weren’t allowed to board any connecting flight to reach K’s country. No matter how much they tried, they were denied every time. The American Embassy had somebody calling them and advised them to turn around and go back home immediately, since borders were gonna be closed and airports shut down, due to the Coronavirus. Heartbroken, they returned on the first plane available the next day.
Like all of the other families currently in process, the Canessa’s are distressed, worrying for their boy and his safety. Worried about fundraising during quarantine and how things are gonna be after that. They worry because their boy is running out of time, he is aging out and has medical needs that haven’t been properly addressed in his country and some others that haven’t been addressed at all. K is painfully aware of that and has started losing hope. He’s completely scared, filled with anxiety and sadness. He needs out, the family needs to go get their boy as soon as possible. Their USCIS deadline is dangerously close to expiring.

They are so grateful for the opportunity to be K’s parents and for all those who are willing to join them in helping to bring K home. They know these are hard times due to the pandemic and all its repercussions, but they are also aware of people having big hearts for the kids in need. They would be SO appreciative and grateful for any support!
7/16/2020 — OFFICIAL REFERRAL ACCEPTED

A GIRL for the Davis family — LA

Gary and Denise became members of the Reece’s Rainbow Family in 2006. First by advocating and supporting International Adoption for Ukraine and children in Eastern Europe. After adopting both Makayla and Patrick in 2000 and 2002 they wanted to return to adopt but decided on adopting from Bulgaria Chrissie 2009, then Jake and Gennie in 2011 from Bulgaria. Sadly Gennie died of complication of organ failure from her Cystic Fibrois shortly after arriving in the US. Little Jake also suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. But the Davis Family devotes their love and time to caring to ensure Jake gets the very best medical care. After Gennie’s death the Davis family hearts ached. But also the Davis family heart was for another little girl so their hearts were led to Ukraine and adopted not one but two little girls Penelope and Katya. As time quickly passed by read of a little girl Sophia who needed major ortho care and a young man they named Grayson who received a donor kidney. These two children needed out quickly to survive and without medical care Grayson would have died. And Sophia now can run and dance like other children.

Advocating for Reece’s Rainbow did not end after their adoption of Grayson and Sophia in 2019. Denise followed each child as they were listed and daily prayed each found a home. Speaking to many families through her blog she shared her journey with the assistance of Reece’s Rainbow. Many times there would be certain children or families who touched Denise’s heart. So she helped by donating and advocating to families adopting. This pass year there was a particular little girl with two healthy sisters. Her name on Reece’s Rainbow but not her given name was sitting on a couch watching her sisters play. This particular video Denise watched over and over. Each night the girls were in Denise’s prayers. Soon the entire family prayed for this little girl. She sat in an old blue pair of pajamas as her healthy sister dressed in party dresses. Both playing with dolls and pushing doll strollers. Watching a video of a small girl who so many people viewed yet never inquired or cared. As months passed she sat once again on the same couch but this time alone. Her precious beautiful healthy sisters were chosen for adoption. Makes one ask theirselves why not little Cassandra also. Make children like Cassandra are over looked. Her clothes still old and mismatched. Could they have placed a pretty dress on her? Add on a big beautiful bow? Made you wonder if she knew her sisters were not coming back. Knowing this one little girl once she is 4 or 5 wll be moved to an older child’s orphanage or even worse an adult institutional setting. Yes there are thousands of orphans in the world but not one child out of the thousands chose to be an orphan. Not sure if many of you have visited an orphanage. The Davis family and their adopted children can tell you this is not a home nor a family. Children need a Father a Mother, sisters and brothers. And maybe a few cats or a dog to snuggle with and play ball with.

No child as they grow up wonder why they were not in a family. Many times families do not adopt because they are unsure or afraid.. Adopting a child involves a ton of paperwork, many tears, many prayers and yes one adoption can cost over $34,000. Without prayers, love an support of others through donation can not be possible. Please in your heart Take that Leap. The Davis Family prays that the funds they need are provided as needed during their adoption. Every dollar goes to saving a little girl or boy sitting on a couch alone or laying in a bed.
7/3/2020 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

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Teresa and Tia

Sisters, born 2004 & 2008

Teresa and Tia are very close sisters!

CO-7

Listed: June 2020

Tia is the younger of the two; she is very affectionate and attached to her big sister. She loves animals, ice cream, Legos, and art. She has a lot of friends. She follows instructions and understands right from wrong. Tia does have some delays/a lower IQ, but no other concerns.

Older sister Teresa is confident and a leader in her class. She is optimistic and enjoys hanging out with her friends. She likes art, especially making bracelets. She also likes to play with her younger sister.

These sweet sisters participated in the summer hosting program in August of 2018 and were very well behaved girls that got along very well with others. They were kind, considerate, and would do well in a family. These girls had a family at one point, but the family had to back out. Teresa has reached out, begging for help in finding them a family. Teresa and Tia would love to have a forever family of their own and we hope that a family will come forward for them very soon!

There is a $500 agency grant for Teresa and Tia’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

Nava

Girl, born 2018

Down syndrome

Nava is an adorable little girl who loves music and loves to move her body to the music. She has a regular routine during the day and sleeps well at night. We sure hope her forever family sees her and brings her home while she’s still so young!

There is a $1,000 agency fee reduction for Nava’s adoption with a specific adoption agency.

$9.00 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!

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Charleigh

Girl, born 2014

Spastic paraparesis with persistent motor disorders
Congenital malformation of brain

Listed: June 2020

Charleigh has 3 healthy siblings living in a different orphanage: 2 brothers -13 and 9 years old; a sister of 11 years old.  As long as all are available they will need to be adopted together.

 

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Adrianus

Boy, born 2016

Disorder of brain, unspecified
Other disorders of psychological development
Expressive language disorder
Contracture of joint
Congenital dislocation of hip, bilateral
Osteopathy in other diseases classified elsewhere
Other congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connections
Hypermetropia

Listed: June 2020

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Jaqi

Girl, born 2005

an I600a must be filed by March 2021!

Listed: June 2020

Moderate intellectual disabilities
Short stature due to endocrine disorder
Scoliosis, unspecified
Intermittent heterotropia

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Hudson

Boy, born 2007

Listed: June 2020

Sensorineural hearing loss, bilateral
Profound intellectual disabilities
Mixed specific developmental disorders
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet
Exotropia

 

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Blaire

Girl, born 2015
cerebral palsy

Blaire is a sweet child who loves attention. Blaire receives physical therapy and her current therapist has been working with her for several years. Blaire loves to go on walks and enjoys swinging on the porch swing.

Last December, Blaire had a feeding tube placed. At the end of February she had a second surgery to have her feeding tube replaced due to minor complications. Ever since, she has been doing so well! Her cheeks are getting nice and plump! Blaire is deeply loved by everyone in the home, especially by her caregiver. She is very bonded with her current caregiver and will follow her throughout the room as she moves!

Blaire is a sweet child who lights up with 1:1 attention and would thrive in a family who will love and advocate for her.

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Hernan

Boy, born 2011

hydrocephalus
Spastic tetraplegia

Generalized idiopathic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes

Other chronic tubulo-interstitial nephritis
Congenital malformation of optic disc
Profound mental retardation

A CHILD (or 2) for the Braddock family — PA

Hi! My name is Holly and I would like to introduce you to a crazy family… Mine.

I have an 11 year old son named Jakob and for a while it was he and I against the world. Then in 2014 Jake and I married Ronnie. He tripped me in Walmart, and I fell for him. Literally. Together the 3 of us built a beautiful little family. In 2015 we added Genesis to our family, and in 2017 God gave us our two boys.

We had been introduced to Reece’s Rainbow and international special needs adoption a year-ish before when our church participated in a fundraiser to help a local family to bring home a waiting child from Reece’s Rainbow. Around the same time another Reece’s Rainbow child had gone viral for their amazing transformation since being brought home. I would scroll through the photo’s of the children, share the fundraisers for the families, and pray for all. I never thought we would be one of the families! But then it happened. One day I was scrolling through the photos and I saw a face. I felt it in my whole being that she was part of our family and we jumped in heart first!

We had no idea what we were doing, and there were many hiccups along the way! We kept pushing forward though. Then in April 2018 we found out that the child we absolutely loved had passed away. My heart was shattered. Since we were in an incredible custody battle for the two boys we decided not to continue with the adoption at that time. We needed to focus on keeping the boys safe.

Then in October 2019 it happened again.  I was scrolling through Reece’s Rainbow’s Facebook page and I saw a little boy who looked so much like my 4 year old that my heart just stopped. We had just purchased our new home days before. We were in a new state, new house, starting a new chapter of our lives. I showed his picture to Ronnie expecting that he was going to talk some sense into me. Instead he tells me “we actually have room for two”. So much for being talked off the ledge!

Ronnie works for the public school system with developmentally disabled children. I work for a nonprofit organization as a Direct Support Professional in residential group homes. We are NOT wealthy people by any means. But what we lack in dollars we make up for with love. God has brought us to this, and I know he will provide for us to be able to bring our children home.

Please keep our family in your prayers as we work endless hours of overtime, fundraise, and try to navigate the international adoption process.
6/23/2020 — HOMESTUDY in PROCESS

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Tatum

Girl, born 2007

Flaccid Arms (unknown cause)

Listed: June 2020

Tatum is an incredibly bright, resourceful, and happy teenage girl!

Tatum has no active use of her arms or hands (they are flaccid). No official diagnosis has been given. Tatum is very skilled with using her feet for fine motor tasks and uses them to eat with a spoon and to write. She has beautiful penmanship! She can criss cross her legs and sit comfortably on the floor. She is not an independent walker and has weak core muscles. She gets around the home by scooting on her bottom and she can also scoot down stairs.

Tatum has a sweet and kind personality. She likes to play with and watch over the younger kids in the home. She is interested in painting and singing. She also enjoys entertaining her caregivers! Tatum has good language and communication skills and expresses her needs and feelings to her caregivers. Her caregivers report that she is a happy and content child with appropriate emotional behavior.

Tatum attends a local school. Due to a late start in formal education, she is behind where she should be but appears to have no intellectual delay. She loves school and typically receives A and A+ grades. She also enjoys participating in school activities and performances. Tatum is very bright and is eager to learn.

Tatum has a charming, endearing personality and is well liked by her teachers, her caregivers, and the other kids in the home. She is an absolute joy and would thrive with more resources and with the love and stability of a family.

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Shilo

Girl, born 2015

cerebral palsy

Listed: June 2020

Shiloh is a precious little girl. Her favorite things are to be both held and cuddled. She enjoys listening and dancing to music while being twirled around the room. Shiloh communicates well with her body language. She has made healthy attachments to her care provider. Shiloh will track her around the room and kick her legs and move her arms around when she wants her attention. Shiloh receives physical therapy 5 days a week and attends an in-home school Monday to Friday. Her classes consist of sensory experiences as well as working on gross and fine motor skills. Shiloh loves sensory play, and one of her favorite things is the sound of crinkling paper.

Shiloh also enjoys water play. With the assistance of her teacher, she splashes water around a sensory bin; using cups, shovels, and other water toys to manipulate and move the water. Her favorite game is when her caregiver counts to three and then leans her backwards. As her caregiver starts to count, a grin will flash in anticipation of being “thrown” backwards. Shiloh is a deep lover of life and friendship and would thrive in a family of her own.

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Andres and Alexina

Boy, born 2014
speech delay
Other congenital valgus deformities of feet

Listed: June 2020

Andres has a sister who must be adopted with him!
girl, born 2013
FAS
moderate mental delay
microcephaly
malformation of the spine bone
 

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Memphis

Boy, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome

Memphis is a cute little boy, born in May of 2018 with Down syndrome, CHD- patent foramen ovale (PFO), deformity of both auricles, and hearing loss of the left ear. He likes to drink milk and he gets really happy when he sees the caretakers carrying milk bottles. Memphis can roll over and play with toys in his hands when lying on his stomach. Memphis can transfer a toy from his left hand to his right hand and he can crawl to look for his favorite toy. If the toys make sounds, he will get really excited! Memphis likes to take a bath. He is always in a good mood when bathing and loves to play with water. He will slap the water when bathing and, when his caretaker puts some body wash on his body, he always kicks his feet and smiles at her. Memphis loves listening to music too. When his caretaker plays music, he shakes his head and wiggles. It’s so cute! Memphis’ caretakers say that he is a lovely little boy and that they love him so much! We know Memphis’ forever family is out there and hope that they can get to him while he’s still a little guy!

Memphis has a $1,000 agency grant for his adoption with his current adoption agency.

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Megan

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, hypertension

Megan is an adorable little girl, born with Down syndrome and CHD- VSD, PDA, PFO, and moderate-severe pulmonary hypertension. She underwent the ligation of the arterial duct and the VSD repair in August of 2017.

Megan is described by her caretakers as active and smiley! She likes playing with toys with sounds and participating in outdoor activities. Megan has a good appetite and she is not a picky eater. She has rehabilitation training with a therapist everyday. Megan turns and smiles when her name is called but, at the time her file was prepared, she was not yet saying words. Megan likes when the caretakers tease and talk with her. As of the fall of 2017, she could crawl, stand up from a sitting position, and walk in her walker. She has good fine motor skills. Megan is very much adored at her orphanage. We are hoping to get an update for her and find her a forever family that will continue to adore and support her as she grows up!
There is a $1,000 agency grant with for Megan’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

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Xavi

Boy, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

New pics & videos from June 2020:  Two new videos of this darling boy!  Video, Video 2
Xavi is a beautiful baby boy! He is reported to be active and cute, and he loves playing with toys, especially in the children’s activity room in his orphanage. Xavi can sit stably, crawl, and stand while holding the railing of his crib, but his lower limbs lack strength. Xavi likes when his caretaker plays with him and he loves observing his caretaker when she is busying walking around doing things when he is sitting in his crib. He also likes to grab and play with the toys hanging on the bed rail. What a blessing this little angel will be to a family!

Xavi has a $1,000 agency grant for his adoption with his current adoption agency.

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A Girl for the Horbett family — IN

Adam & Kara met at church in late 2003 and became friends. They started dating in 2004 and married in 2005. Both wanted a family and saw that their shared faith and a strong relationship among the parents and children was important. Adam loves Kara’s passion for children and her focus on family. Kara thought Adam was also loving and good with the kids at church and with friends. One thing they appreciate about each other are their servant’s hearts and how they have a will and desire to help others whether spiritually, physically, materially, financially, or any other need that arises. Adam and Kara firmly believe that strength between the parents, helps create a firm foundation for a family.

Adam and Kara have considered adoption and opening not just their home, but also their family to another child for most of their marriage. Adam was raised by both parents and his oldest brother was adopted. Adam has a total of 4 siblings. Kara was adopted as an infant and was raised by both parents and when Kara was 4, they adopted her younger brother. Kara met her Birth Parents when she was 18 and maintained a loving relationship with her Birth Mother. Adam and Kara’s biological children were raised to see adoption as an amazing and beautiful opportunity for a family and a person who needs a loving family. It was obvious that their efforts were fruitful when they told the other children that they started the process to adopt. The children were all filled with joy and excitement and were brought to tears. They also immediately started to look for ways they could help with changing living arrangements, how their school and activity schedules could change, how they could help with fundraising, how they would protect and teach their new sibling, and many, many more topics.

The children in the Horbett household are such a mix of personalities and abilities. While all of the kids are different and can bump heads, they care for each other deeply. They will stand up for each other in social situations, and help each other when it is needed.  Their favorite family activities are movie nights- when we get pizza and snuggle up on the couch. They also all love to go to the neighborhood pool, where there is also a toddler pool that the new addition may enjoy playing in. The kids love sidewalk chalk, bike riding, playing on the swing set. The Horbett family is often found outside whenever the weather is nice, getting together with neighbors and friends and the family loves taking walks together.

The Horbett Family is eager to bring home their new daughter, and they are so appreciative of all of the support they have received from family and friends.
6/9/2020 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

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Kellan

Boy, born 2015

Down syndrome, CHD

South Asia – Pacific

Listed: June 2020

Kellan is a seriously adorable little boy, born in June of 2015 and diagnosed with congenital heart disease and down syndrome. He is monitored by a children’s hospital cardiologist and regularly takes his maintenance medications for his heart condition. Kellan loves to cuddle and though he doesn’t mind playing alone, he does have a special friend he likes to play with. He laughs when tickled and when being entertained. Kellan can grab toys, sit, and stand while pushing a walker. He sways his body when he hears music and will turn his head when his name is called. Kellan regularly smiles and loves to wave goodbye and blow kisses. He can babble two syllable words. Though you can’t see his pictures publicly, take our word for it- Kellan is one cute little boy!

*Photos and video are available for seriously interested families. Kellan is from a small Asian country. Per his country’s regulations, pictures and videos can only be shared with seriously interested families directly and are not allowed to be shared publicly. Kellan’s file is listed with multiple agencies with a sending program from this country and approval is dependent on the head of adoption in this particular country.

There is a $2,500 agency grant for Kellan’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

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Mikayla

Girl, born 2014

cerebral palsy, visual impairment

Mikayla has the sweetest smile, laugh, and disposition. She is extremely expressive so it is very easy to gauge what she needs and when she is upset. She likes to be silly. For her own entertainment and the entertainment of others, Mikayla makes silly faces and sounds, gargles her water, and echoes the voices of her friends and caregivers. She is a cuddle bug one minute and a determined explorer the next. She is definitely full of light and love and spirit.

Mikayla has made wonderful, consistent progress since arriving at her current home. She is motivated to communicate and will babble and approximate some words. She is now more willing to engage in sensory experiences and has developed some independent play skills. She has good receptive communication and is spoken to in both English and her native language. She will use various vocalizations and behaviors to express some basic things, like making a kissy noise when she wants a kiss. She is gaining physical strength and can sit independently, move around by rolling, can stand with support and take steps using a mobility device.

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Xandria

Girl, born 2017
PRC
Down syndrome

Xandria is described as a lovely child with a ready smile! Xandria has good eating habits and she likes to be cuddled and teased. Xandria’s motor development is slightly delayed, but she has made steady improvement with her motor skills since coming into care. She makes sounds of ‘yaya’ when she is happy and she has the most precious laugh. Xandria is certain to bless her forever family!

Update from May 2020:  Xandria sounds like a lot of fun, she is described as:  Mostly well behaved, fearless, outgoing and naughty.  She can walk and run, and follows simple directions.

 

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There is a $1,000 agency grant for Xandria with her current adoption agency.

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Abby

Girl, born 2011
PRC
Congenital dysplasia, dwarfism, dilated cardiomyopathy and abnormal liver function

Listed: May 2020

Abby is described as very sweet, petite, happy, active and alert. Her file states that she fully engages, is a leader, and is often seen helping other children. Her videos from 2020 shows her making arts and crafts, engaging with full eye contact with the camera, running, laughing, and balancing on an outdoor jungle gym. Abby’s file indicates that she has appropriate self-care skills, she can use the restroom herself, dress herself, and will help younger children get ready. According to her file, Abby enjoys singing, reading, reciting poems, and dancing. She has even performed dance routines for recitals. Her file shows that her favorite color is pink and she likes Barbie’s. According to Abby’s most recent update, her situation is becoming more urgent, for her liver is worsening. Despite her medical needs, her positive spirit shines through.

A GIRL for the Geno family — LA

Meet the Geno family! Matt and Brynne Geno have been married for 3 years and have a one-year-old boy named Levi. Brynne works as a special education teacher and Matt is a chemical analyst in a chemical plant. They live in south Louisiana.

Both Matt and Brynne felt a call to adopt before getting married. Brynne served on two summer mission teams in Eastern Europe in 2012 and 2013. Matt served in Ukraine for 6 months doing mission work in 2013. Also, Matt’s younger sister is adopted from Ukraine. They have both felt called to adopt from Eastern Europe, specifically, due to their time serving the Lord there.

They have committed to a sweet two-year-old girl with an infectious smile. She is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and developmental delays. They are committed to her and currently wrapping up our home study. Thank you in advance for your generosity, and please keep them in your prayers!

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
7/21/2020 — COMPILING DOSSIER; AWAITING USCIC APPROVAL

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2 Boys for the Lewandowski family — NY

The Lewandowski family are in the process of adopting an aged-out boy – or two – from Eastern Europe.

Kevin and Natalia met online. Both grew up in totally different communities, totally different surroundings, and totally different countries. Kevin was raised in family-oriented Polish community and has always seen his own role as a person who is supporting strong family bonds.

Growing up in a Ukrainian blue-collar family, Natalia always had a heart for those who were in need. Living and volunteering in Ukraine and the USA for multiple church and community services gave her opportunities to reach out to those who were living below the poverty level such as the elderly and people with disabilities. There was something special about Ukrainian orphans though that was always on her mind over the past 2 decades: orphanages are meant to provide shelter, clothes, and basic nutrition, but cannot ever be a substitute for real FAMILY.

Kevin and Natalia hosted a 16-year-old boy during the summer of 2019. It was not an easy summer, but it gave them a chance to feel an orphan’s emotional pain and trauma. Kevin and Natalia understand that it may take a lifetime to help their son learn to cope with the physical and emotional trauma caused by institutional and parental neglect. The other boy they are considering was also hosted but his family, after deciding to adopt, was not able to proceed. Other families that had been interested in this boy assumed he was being adopted, and by the time the family discovered they could not proceed, it was too late for another family to do anything because he had aged out.

Raising funds for a teenager’s adoption is not easy task, but both Natalia and Kevin strongly believe that they were called for this adoption and God will provide by using people’s hearts and hands. Please consider teaming up with this family in this financial challenge that will change ONE orphan’s life, or maybe even TWO.
6/16/2020 — COMPILING DOSSIER

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Violet

Girl, born 2010
PRC
Rare Chromosome Disorder: Chromosome 15 Ring

Listed: May 2020

Violet is a very petite girl, born in September of 2010, who appears much younger than her age. She is very shy and afraid of strangers, but is extroverted and cheerful around her caretakers. In fact, this cuddly girl loves to be held by her nannies. She gets along with the other children and likes to play games with them. Though she is behind other children her age, Violet continues to make progress in her development. She now speaks in short sentences, such as “I want to eat that” and she can answer yes or no questions. When she became scared of a stranger visiting, she told her nanny “I want to leave.” Despite Violet’s tiny size, she can run very fast and is able to go up and down stairs by holding the railing. Her self-care is good. She feeds and dresses herself and can climb up into a bed that’s taller than she is. She can point to body parts when asked and can do simple counting. She is also able to follow basic directions.

Violet is diagnosed with developmental delays and a congenital heart defect-VSD, that she has received surgery for. Though she was previously on a medication for pulmonary hypertension, she is no longer taking any medication. She was not re-tested for PH. Violet also had a test that showed a ring abnormality of chromosome 15. You can read more about that here.

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Agency staff who met Violet said that it appears to be understaffed based on observations and conversations with caregivers, with a higher than typical child to caregiver ratio. As a result, most of the children do not receive any rehabilitative services or therapies. Most of the children do not attend school and do not receive any lessons within the orphanage. Many of the children spend most of their time in their crib. Due to this, these children may have delays more significant than typical institutionalization. This could potentially be part of why Violet has developmental delays. Though she is behind other children her age, Violet continues to make progress in her development. She needs a patient, gentle, and loving family to help her adjust and provide the stimulation and nourishment she needs to learn and grow.

A family that traveled more recently said: “The children in this orphanage are in a group of 13 (ages 6-13) with 3-4 nannies. They were happy and loved, excited to see us and all smiles. My daughter has been home since 1/28/20 and learned English words and how to write her name in country. They watched Paw Patrol and other cartoons and have learned preschool skills from the shows. They do not go to school, but do have craft classes. My daughter can cut with sisters, paint, draw, and color in the lines, so I know someone worked with her. I met Violet and she is very sweet and social.”

There is a $1,500 agency grant for Violet’s adoption with her current adoption agency.

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ELI for the Keim family — NE

Rodney and Alisha Keim live in Atkinson, Nebraska with their children Josiah, Selah, Jeremiah, and Tallulah.  Jeremiah was adopted from Thailand in 2015 and Tallulah from Asia in 2019. The family was first matched with Tallulah through her advocacy page at Reece’s Rainbow. In one of the photos, she was pictured with another little boy who also captured their hearts. Had it been possible to adopt them together, that would have been their desire. The family met Eli while in country finalizing the adoption of Tallulah in May of 2019.

Their “happy family” picture was taken at the orphanage. Just after the picture was taken, the Keim family left the orphanage with Tallulah. Just before the photo was taken, Eli was taken back to join the other kids without families, bawling. The Keim family longs for the day they can see him again, the day his friend will become his sister. They pray he will come to understand how much he was loved that day and that he holds a piece of their broken hearts in his.

The last piece of paperwork the family will need in order to submit their dossier has been sitting on a desk in the USCIS office since March (just before immigration biometrics offices shut down due to the COVID-19 Pandemic). The family asks for your prayer: perhaps the God who moves mountains can push that little piece of paper on through soon. They also ask you to consider giving a donation to help them bring Eli home! Rodney and Alisha are each self-employed by small businesses that have been impacted by the Coronavirus shutdowns. God continues to provide graciously for their every need… perhaps you are one way he will provide for the adoption of Eli!
5/26/2020 — COMPILING DOSSIER

*** Elijah received a $5,000 Grant! ***

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Diana

Girl, born 2018
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD

Nearly two year old Diana is described as a giggly and cuddly girl. Her file states that she can hold her head up while lying on her stomach. Diana responds to her name being called and smiles at those she knows. She likes toys that make sounds and being cuddled. Diana has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).

LILY MAE for the Rinehart family — TX

We are the Rinehart family and we are adopting! This will be our third and final adoption from Asia. We have six grown children and multiple grandchildren. Our home and family are full of people and love. Our two youngest daughters (ages 8 & 6), adopted in 2017 and 2018, are eagerly awaiting their little sister! We began our adoption journey in 2016 after the Lord laid in on our hearts over a several year period to adopt. The journey was like chipping away at stone to reveal the diamond underneath. The first time we saw her picture we were hooked! Little did we know then that we would repeat the process two more times. Like her sisters before her, our newest little one has stolen our hearts and we know that she is our daughter! We hope to bring her home this fall. With all of the uncertainty in the world, we would appreciate your prayer. Please pray for our family to get through this process quickly and that travel would be safe and available when it comes time to travel. If the Holy Spirit moves you to donate, we would certainly appreciate that as well. Thank you!
5/18/2020 — COMPILING DOSSIER

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Hasini for the Woods family — NH

We are Carrie and Ken Woods, parents of six children, four adopted from Asia and two biological. We met in high school and have been married for almost 34 years. Our children range in ages from 8 to 31 and we are also excited to soon be grandparents. We started our first adoption in 2000 and over the years we have been fortunate to grow our family one at a time. Our last adoption in 2015 started with looking at several files and came down to two beautiful girls. It was a difficult decision but we are thankful that we brought our new daughter home when we did because she has needed significant medical care over the last 5 years. Fate would have it that the file for the other little girl came to our attention at the end of last year and we felt we were in a place to move forward and bring her home. She has always been in our hearts and now she will be in our lives and loving home.
5/15/2020 — HOMESTUDY COMPLETE

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Mickey

Boy, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD, hypospadias

Precious Mickey is described as mild-mannered and quiet. He loves when his caretakers hold him and chat with him! Mickey was born with Down syndrome, CHD- VSD and PFO, and hypospadias. In September of 2017, Mickey had heart surgery to repair his VSD and PFO, along with PDA ligation. Mickey is close with his caretaker and he loves playing with toys that are bright colored and make sounds. Mickey’s best buddies are two little boys we’ve been advocating for as Calvin and Torin. We sure hope all three of these precious little boys find their families soon and we have requested an update on Mickey!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Mickey’s adoption with his current adoption agency.

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Taliyah

Girl, born 2016
PRC
Down syndrome, CHD (VSD)

Taliyah is a beautiful, quiet, and shy little girl, born in June of 2016 with Down syndrome and CHD-VSD. Taliyah’s caretakers say that she likes listening to music, playing with toys, and hanging out in her walker. Taliyah will smile readily and she gets along well with others. She likes noisy places and spending time playing in the special education room. Taliyah’s favorite food is an apple. She is a sound sleeper. She can imitate drawing lines and shapes and can catch a ball. Taliyah’s file is brand new and the agency has requested an update to hopefully get some videos of this precious little girl!

There is a $1,000 agency grant for Taliyah’s adoption with her current adoption agency!