Find My Family: Jenny

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Get ready for a party with Jenny! Five old Jenny was born blind, but being blind doesn’t stop her from living life to the fullest. She sings, she dances, she is the life of the party. Her caregivers describe Jenny as an extrovert and an active playmate. She is expressive and loves meeting new people […]

making a difference

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Making a difference is one of those things that everybody aspires to do. I sure want to be one of those people… someone who is dynamic and passionate and yet caring and sweet-and-happy-all-of-the-time, all at the same time. Don’t you? It’s hard. It’s really, really hard. Sometimes I can hit three-out-of-four. I can be dynamic […]

waiting child highlight: older girls

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Autumn is twelve years old and inching dangerously close to her 14th birthday with every passing minute. She has repaired CL/CP. She loves to sing and dance and is active, outgoing and considerate. She has been spoken to about adoption and says she would love to have a family to call her own! Autumn is […]

I like you be my mommy

“I like you be my mommy.” Those six little words, spoken with a beaming smile no less, from my four year old nearly made me come undone recently. Her heartfelt statement spoke volumes about the positive change in our relationship over the nine months we’ve known one another…because on September 2 of last year, things […]

Find My Family: Brandon

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Brandon is a precious little boy who will turn 8 this summer. Look at that SMILE!! Brandon is a shy young man who came into care at the age of 3 years old. At first he had a difficult time adjusting to life in the orphanage. But with the help of his teachers and peers, […]

Find My Family: Finley

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Ten year old Finley is a healthy, quiet, introverted boy who spent his first several years in another institute before coming to his current orphanage in August 2012. Despite this big transition, he is doing very well! He is close to his caretaker and roommates, and likes playing with the other children and watching TV. […]

More than I could bear

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Sometimes I forget that we have a child who is a “heart baby”, a lifelong cardiac patient, a survivor. I see her scars everyday. Scars from a surgery I wasn’t present for, scars from one I was; and, I have come to love what they represent. They are a daily reminder of healing, a unique […]

waiting child highlight: ATWA

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The following waiting children are all listed with Around the World Adoptions. Eve: Female born 1/2011 liver hemangioma, deaf, mild hemiplegia on right side. From her update in April of 2014: She does not respond to sound. She is deaf. Hemiplegia has affected her. She can walk alone now, but her steps are not very […]

Then and Now

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As an adoptive parent there is definitely one thing that I stress over more than anything else. One might think it would have something to do with doctor’s appointments, hospital visits, surgeries, or something else of that nature. But those things come easily to me. I’m usually sipping my cup of coffee and enjoying my […]

Find My Family: Bailey

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Bailey is 11 and has a postoperative intracranial tumor. Bailey has normal body development. She is outgoing and lovely; she is gets along with others well; the warm smile makes her lovable. She is happy to take part in some simple labors and games; she likes to sing, dance and draw; she like to help […]