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Entries by Michelle Zoromski

A BOY for the Price family — IA

The Price Family is excited to expand their family through adoption! Joe and Amy have been married for 6 years and have 4 children; biological and adopted. Joe works in insurance and Amy is an interior designer and they live in Iowa. They are in the process of adopting a little boy from Bulgaria. Amy […]

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MAGNOLIA for the Snyder family — FL

We’re just an ordinary family living the extraordinary life by stepping out in faith in place of standing frozen in fear. If you’d have told me last Spring that I would be once again speeding through the adoption paperwork pile I wouldn’t have believed you. So on this very day I stand in awe at […]

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A BOY for the Strasser family — OR

Nick and Joy were married 11 years ago and early on in their marriage they desired to be set apart for God. Their family verse is Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Nick and Joy are examples […]

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2 Sisters for Calo family — LA

The Calo family is excited to be expanding their family again via adoption! Three years ago we hosted two sisters over the Christmas holiday. The connection with the girls was instantaneous, like we had always known each other, so we continued to host them several more times until God allowed us to begin the adoption […]

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TRENT for the Wasinger family — MA

The Wasinger family is thrilled to announce their second adoption from Eastern Europe! They are (currently) a family of 5. Lauren and Nick, along with their two biological children, were thrilled to bring home a daughter from Bulgaria in 2011 through special needs adoption. It has blessed all of them in so many ways! Lauren […]

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A CHILD for the Edwards family — IN

Devin, an IT manager at an electric cooperative, and Melissa, a former teacher, have been married for six years and have two children, a toddler and a teen that make life full and fun! They love spending time together, hiking, fishing, exploring new parks and destinations. For many years Melissa felt God placing the special […]

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2 BROTHERS for the Marsh family — MD

The Marsh family is so excited to be growing their family through adoption. They are currently parents to Alex, Sony, and Chelsea and are working on bringing a sibling group of two brothers home. Shannon and Jay both have a long history in special needs adoption. Shannon previously adopted her two daughters as a single […]

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2 CHILDREN for the Ampe family — MI

The Ampe family is returning to Eastern Europe to adopt two more children. They will have a “Baker’s Dozen”! Joe and Tiffany currently have eleven children ages 2-20. Two of their children are amazing preschoolers that they adopted from Ukraine, who just happen to have Down Syndrome. The Ampe family lives on a homestead in […]

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AUDEN for the Umstead family — PA

I am happy to introduce you to the Umstead family. They are a family of 11! Tom and Heather have 4 biological children who are all adults. Tom, along with his brother-in-law, father-in-law and son, own their own business where they cut trees and sell the timber. Heather stays at home with the kids and […]

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2 CHILDREN for the Hamblen family — NC

Chris and Kelli have been married for almost 10 years. They have 3 wonderful biological children and are so excited to be adding 2 more wonderful children to their family through adoption. Chris works part-time as a pastor and he owns his own small woodworking business. Kelli works with preschool and elementary age children as […]

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A GIRL for the Graves family — MD

Phil and Kristie Graves have been married for almost 2 decades. Phil met Kristie when he became the youth pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Maryland in 2001. Kristie was teaching senior high Sunday school and Phil thought she was pretty nice from the very beginning. For several years, Phil and Kristie discussed the idea […]

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A GIRL for the JOHNSON family — TX

We are the Johnson family! Meet Dad, Kevin, and Mom Seana. Kevin raced motocross professionally for years before he retired and is now a realtor. Seana is a stay-at-home homeschool teacher to their 5 children. Our kids are Preslie (13), Gavin (10), Kenlie (8), Emmaline (5), and Everleigh (1 1/2). We are overjoyed to be […]

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A CHILD for the Anderson-Hansen family — CT

Meet the Anderson-Hansen Family! Charlie and Liz have a blended family with 5 children: Ethan (15), Savanna (13), Abby (12), Emmeline (5) and Cameron (4). Charlie and Liz each brought children from first marriages (the oldest 3), had one child together (Emmeline) and adopted one child through DCF. They are both registered nurses. Charlie works […]

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A Child for the Palm family — KY

Meet the Palms!  Adam and Carolyn and their kids: Doug, Adam, Veronica, Matthew, Mary, Jack, Regina, Gabriel, and Gemma. When Adam and Carolyn were married almost seventeen years ago, they knew God was calling them to raise a family, but did not know if they would be able to have biological children.  Even before they […]

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IVEY for the Pfenninger family — GA

Hi! We are Jonathan and Melissa Pfenninger. We have two beautiful daughters named Ivy (4) and Elliott (2) and are in the process to bring home a third! We did not start out the adoption process in your typical way. While very open to adoption, our plans were always to build our family through biological […]

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Leah’s Birthday Fundraiser!

Over the last 11 years of my life has been forever changed by the wonderful work Reece’s Rainbow is doing helping orphans with special needs around the world find forever families. For me it all started, having my older sister, Sarah who has Down syndrome in my life. I have with the help of my […]

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Anna

Girl, born 2009 Internal hydrocephalus (operated), spastic tetraparesis with movement disorders, open oval window, development delays Listed: October 2015 VIDEO:  https://goo.gl/photos/Sdw2Gk8qf9n2rYcC9 From a family who met her summer 2015:  This little girl is wonderful! I have never met a child with so much personality and spunk. She absolutely loves people and she is so desperate for attention. I held […]

A Child for the Dispenza family — LA

Patrick and Lindsey have devoted their lives to changing the lives of kids from all different backgrounds and abilities.  They always knew they would adopt internationally, but it wasn’t until 2020 when God said to step out in faith and they decided to push forward.  After fostering for over 10 years, they decided to pursue […]

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3 Children for the Breckenridge Family – IA

Meet the Breckenridge Family!  Scott (dad), Jenna (mom), Aeson (13), and Rowan (8)!  They are a fun loving family who enjoy the little things in life.  They reside in Iowa, but love to travel as much as possible! The Breckenridge family is looking to bring home 3 boys from Eastern Europe very soon!  While they […]

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BEATRICE for the Peters family — WA

Meet the Peters family! This beautiful family is excited to be on their second adoption working hard to bring home a precious girl born with Down Syndrome. Joe and Ronda have a special admiration for people born with Down Syndrome, their fourth child being born with DS, opened their world to the beauty of everyone […]

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DONNA for the Debus family — APO

Jason grew up in Oklahoma and spent most of his life in Texas and Merilee is from Georgia. Their story didn’t begin until they met while working overseas in Tokyo, Japan. After falling in love and deciding they wanted to start a future together, they were married and began the hard work of blending their […]

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BLAIR for the Cunningham family — VA

Jayme and her daughter, Londyn Grace, have prayed to grow their family. Jayme is a Supervisor for a restaurant chain in Virginia. She has worked for this company for 10 years and now has the flexibility to grow her family. At first, Jayme had considered fostering a child; however, she knew that her and Londyn […]

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Carly

Girl, Born 2012 Mild mental retardation; suspected autism; Disorder of brain, unspecified; Other congenital valgus deformities of feet; Congenital dislocation of hip, unilateral; Convergent concomitant strabismus   Carly’s younger sister and brother have been adopted.

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Mysa

Girl, born 2013 Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Profound intellectual disabilities, Other cardiomyopathies, Optic atrophy, malnutrition, Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with simple partial seizures  

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Harlynn

Girl, born 2017 Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, Spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy, Severe intellectual disabilities, Torticollis, epilepsy, limb deformities, Anisometropia and aniseikonia, Disorders of refraction and accommodation, malnutrition

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Lennon

Boy, born 2017 Developmental disorder of speech and language, Other phakomatoses, Umbilical hernia, Congenital malformation of cardiac chambers and connections, Esotropia, Congenital ptosis, malnutrition, anemia, Other disorders of psychological development    

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Emmalee

Girl, born 2019 Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula (post-op); Other specified congenital malformations – she has 4 fingers in each hand; Other disorders of nervous system; malnutrition

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Eldon

Boy, born 2019 Disorder of brain, Undescended testicle, Other specified chromosome abnormalities, Congenital Heart Defect (Atrial septal defect & Other specified congenital malformations of heart), Hypermetropia He has a severe heart issue, doctors do not give him a chance for heart surgery, by their opinion he needs heart transplantation, and it’s impossible in his home […]

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Guy

Boy, born 2010 Spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, Severe intellectual disabilities, Microcephaly, Other congenital malformations of brain, Congenital malformation of cardiac chambers and connections, Other specified congenital malformations    

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London

Girl, born 2012 PRC Spina Bifida, Club foot London is a kind, smart, beautiful, shy, and determined girl, born in November of 2012, who interacts positively with her caregivers and the other children. London enjoys watching cartoons, listening to music, and playing with other children. Her favorite activities include singing and playing with dolls and […]

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Harlan

Boy, born 2018 Multiple congenital malformations, not elsewhere classified Other specified congenital malformations of brain spastic tetraplegia Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes Aortopulmonary septal defect Nonrheumatic mitral (valve) insufficiency Pain in joint   Harlan has 2 siblings: his half-sister, born in 2010, is not adoptable because she lives in her biological father’s family. His […]

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Kenrick

Boy, born 2014 Other specified congenital malformations of brain spastic paraplegia Communicating hydrocephalus Severe intellectual disabilities Other congenital valgus deformities of feet Congenital malformation of optic disc He has an older half-sister; she lives with family.

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Brienne

Girl, born 2010 Listed: Nov 2020 Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy Microcephaly Localization-related (focal) (partial) symptomatic epilepsy and epileptic syndromes with complex partial seizures Other cardiomyopathies Iron deficiency anemia, unspecified  

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Klover

Girl, born 2010 Compression of the brain; Unspecified severe protein-calorie malnutrition; Protein-calorie malnutrition of moderate and mild degree; Specific developmental disorders of speech and language

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Lincoln

Boy, born 2014 HIV disease resulting in other specified conditions Seborrhea capitis Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified Congenital deformities of feet Mixed specific developmental disorders Expressive language disorder Mixed behavior and emotional disorder Listed: Nov 2020 Lincoln has 3 sisters born in 2009, 2011, 2013 – all are in “a family-type children’s home.”  These […]

DAWSON for the Doggett family — WA

Douglas and Jena have been married for almost six years. Their first son joined their family from Eastern Europe through adoption just before Christmas 2019. When they brought him home, they said they would go back “in a few years.” However, much like when they saw their first son’s photo and story, they now feel […]

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Quintin

Boy, born 2017 PRC Down syndrome Quintin is an adorable and active little boy, born in September of 2017 with Down syndrome. In December of 2017, he was moved into a foster family. He quickly grew very attached to his foster uncle. When he see his foster uncle, he will ask him for hug and […]

MARIELLA for the Kalkhorst family — CO

We (Brion and Jenn) have been part of the adoption community for most of our lives. Brion’s family, including his father, aunts, and uncles, as well as niece and nephew were adopted. Before Jenn met Brion, she spent many years working with organizations that supported orphans and community health in Vietnam, China, Mexico, and Honduras. […]

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