Entries by Michelle Zoromski

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Benson

Boy, born 2014 Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified Severe intellectual disabilities Other specified chromosome abnormalities Frostbite with tissue necrosis of abdominal wall, lower back and pelvis   He has a brother born in 2012 who was placed in a different orphanage.  

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Mateo

Boy, born 2014 Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified Mixed specific developmental disorders Expressive language disorder Other mental disorders due to known physiological condition Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, predominantly hyperactive type Other congenital malformations of upper limb(s), including shoulder girdle Congenital malformation syndromes due to known exogenous causes, not elsewhere classified Has two siblings under custody […]

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Evander

Boy, born 2016 Other disorders of nervous system not elsewhere classified Ventral hernia Other congenital deformities of feet Other congenital malformations of cardiac chambers and connections Neonatal goiter, not elsewhere classified Persistent hyperplasia of thymus Fetal alcohol syndrome (dysmorphic) He has 2 siblings – 17-year old sister and 12-year old brother; Due to his special […]

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Billie

Girl, born 2016 Communicating hydrocephalus Paraplegia Epileptic seizures related to external causes Other congenital deformities of hip Optic atrophy Other visual disturbances Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified  

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Trudie and Violette

Girl, born 2017 Disorder of brain, unspecified Phonological disorder Girl, born 2016 Other disorders of nervous system not elsewhere classified Phonological disorder   These sisters must be adopted together! There are 4 other siblings in a separate orphanage.

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Jesse

Boy, born 2016 H-C Cerebral palsy Jesse is definitely a smart boy! He is nonverbal, but already recognizes a lot of letters and their sounds. He communicates by moving his hand closer to the letter or option he is choosing. He is working hard on these skills in preschool, which he currently attends two afternoons […]

Sarah`s MACC

For Sarah’s MACC fundraisers! 80% will go to Sarah’s MACC child, Violet — and 20% to cover the expenses & postage. A list of donors will be provided to Sarah. Thank you!

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Alan

Boy, born Jan 2014 H-C Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy and Hypotonia (low tone) Alan is a smiley, friendly boy who likes to engage with the people around him! Although Alan does not talk, he is very vocal and knows how to communicate. He is good at tracking people and objects with his eyes. At school, he […]

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Magnolia

Girl, born 2015 T-G Cerebral palsy Update – Oct. 2020: Our most recent updates on Magnolia have shown her making significant improvements! Magnolia has the sweetest smile and seems to always be in a happy and content mood. It’s been two years since we last met Magnolia and she is now able to feed herself […]

Saint Mary of Sorrows: Marshall Walk

Saint Mary of Sorrows Fourth Annual Reece’s Rainbow 2K Walk:  First Virtual Walk Kick off date Saturday October 24, 2020 Walk is virtual so walk anytime between October 24 and November 7th Goal: To raise funds to assist the Marshall Family with the adoption of their 4th child with special needs as well as awareness […]

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A GIRL for the Birkenfeld family — TX

Chris and Melina were longtime friends before they started dating the summer before her senior year.  It didn’t take long for each of them to realize that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together.  Although Melina was young (just about to turn 19) when they got married, she was the oldest and […]

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Brenner and Braun

Twin Boys, born 2017 Brenner: Communicating hydrocephalus Disorder of brain, unspecified Portal hypertension Bilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene Other congenital valgus deformities of feet Congenital tracheomalacia Cardiomyopathy, unspecified Braun: Disorder of brain, unspecified Unilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene Hypertrophy of tonsils Other non-diabetic proliferative retinopathy Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified Heart disease, […]

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Ruthie

Girl, born Feb 2006 TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and intellectual disability Listed: September 2020 Ruthie is a very vibrant, energetic, and joyful girl . She loves to be with and meet new friends. Ruthie enjoys dancing and can easily captivate the attention of anyone she comes in contact with. Ruthie walks independently, but does have […]

Virtual Bike-a-Thon

Family is More Than Blood Virtual Bike-a-Thon Benefitting: The Wierenga Family Hi! We’re Jakob, Konnor, and Artem Oden – the youngest of the 8 Oden kids. Our family has been built by biology, domestic adoption, and international adoption. Mom and Dad first learned about international special needs adoption and Reece’s Rainbow in 2014, and it […]

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Janessa

Girl, born 2008 PRC HIV+ Janessa is a beautiful girl, born in December of 2008, who has had a lot of loss in her life. Janessa’s caregivers say that she is very quiet and introverted, but that she has good language comprehension. She scores very well on her Chinese tests and average in mathematics. With […]

A Child for the Graham family — TX

Elizabeth, Chris, and their three kids are scooching a little closer to make room for a little more love in their family! The couple met in 2016 while Elizabeth was in in the middle of her first adoption from Eastern Europe. As the saying goes, when you know, you know, and they certainly knew! After […]

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LUNA for the Burton family — KY

Eric and Kelly Burton live in KY with their 3 children- Willa Kate, Sullivan, and Milo. Together, they have built a marriage of 15 years and a family that continues to grow. Their adoption story is unique! It began after the birth of their first child and secondary infertility was discovered. They attempted fertility treatments […]

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Tara

Girl, born 2015 PRC Down syndrome Tara is a giggly and playful girl! Her report from 2016 states that she reacts to her name being called, look in the direction of the caller, and will make an “ah” sound as a response. Tara can track objects as they move, grasp toys, and she enjoys interacting […]

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A GIRL for the Applebaugh Garza family — CO

Lindsay, Noel and their two kids plus a multitude of scaly, feathery and furry members call the Mile High state home. Together they do all things outdoors and enjoy traveling, especially to Texas, Kansas and Florida to visit extended family. Their biggest adventure yet will be traveling to Asia to bring their little girl HOME. […]

V for the Boyer family — FL

This will be Dennis & Cindy’s 4th Adoption. They met their “CHRISTmas Miracle” in December of 2016. He came over with a group of other children through hosting. He has been coming to their family now for 4 years. They have sent him back to his orphanage 7 times, waiting to be able to begin […]

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A GIRL for the Bishop family — VA

Meet the Bishop family! Brian and Kristin met as teenagers in their church youth group when Kristin was just 13. With many years of life to live before settling down, they both went their separate ways after high school before reconnecting in late 2008. After a whirlwind romance, they were finally married in May of […]

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Wynne

Girl, born 2012 Cerebral palsy Severe mental retardation convergent comcomitant strabisus listed: May 2019 from a family that met her 4/19: She is gentle and sweet. She knows how to roll, and she rolled over to a toy phone and was pushing the buttons because she knew it would make noise. She loved when I […]

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Cassidy

Girl, born 2011 PRC Down syndrome Cassidy is described as outgoing, active, and clever. Her file states that she greatly enjoys dancing and music. Cassidy is said to be very girly, she loves to have her hair styled and she will look into the mirror to admire the hairstyle. Her report from 2019 highlights her […]

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Westyn

Boy, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome Westyn is described as an extroverted and loving boy. We have been told that he can stand and walk without assistance, however he cannot communicate verbally. He enjoys being held and interacting with his caretakers. According to his file, his favorite activities include swimming and exploring nature.   *** […]

Jules

Boy, born 2018 Other reduction deformities of brain Congenital deformities of feet Atrial septal defect Cardiomyopathy, unspecified Nutritional anemia, unspecified   He has an older brother, who is not available for adoption.

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Bridger and Armand

Boy, born 2017 Down syndrome, CHD: tetralogy of fallot Boy, born 2018 healthy     These boys are siblings and must be adopted together! They are currently in the same orphanage.  

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Nathaniel

Boy, born 2012 PRC Down syndrome Nathaniel is healthy, but has had nutritional deficits, most likely related to emotional and safety needs. We are pleased with his healthy head of hair now, that shows he’s so much healthier. Nathaniel clearly needs glasses, and we think this would open up the world for him, but where […]

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Hailey Mae

Girl, born 2016 PRC Brain damage Hailey is a smiley, sociable, and cuddly little girl. She can hold small toys and always smiles when someone plays with her. That smile will melt your heart. She is happiest when she is outdoors and loves being in the center of activities. She is very close with her […]

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Lionel

Boy, born 2013 PRC Down syndrome, CHD (TOF) Lionel is a sweet boy, with Down Syndrome and a heart condition (TOF). He is a strong and courageous fighter – a little miracle!   Lionel had surgery to repair his Tetralogy of Fallot when he was 10 months old, and has recovered well!   Lionel lives […]

Cora

Girl, born 2014 PRC Down syndrome, CHD- ASD Cora is an adorable, happy, easy-going, and playful little girl. Her favorite toys are stuffed animals and dolls, and she takes great care of them! She shares her snacks with her dolls and she covers them with a blanket when it is time to go to bed. […]

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Violet

Girl, born January 2014 CO-7 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 epilepsy (for which she take medication), right side hemiparesis, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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Piper

Girl, born July 2013 Cerebral Palsy and Moderate Developmental Delays Video 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 […]

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Connor

Boy, born May 2009 Blind, Cerebral Palsy, Moderate Developmental Delay Listed: July 2020 Video 1;  Video 2 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 […]

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Anthony

Boy, born January 2010 Cerebral Palsy, Microcephaly, Epilepsy, Left Hemiplegia/Visual Impairment Listed: July 2020 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 […]