We are overjoyed to share that little Rowan was able to receive his life-saving heart surgery! Everything went so smoothly that he was weaned off of his ventilator just one day after his surgery. After spending some time in the hospital recovering, Rowan is already back at the Healing Home with his loving caretakers!
Room to Bloom’s mission is to promote the beauty of adoption and to ascribe dignity to people with Down syndrome and other special needs. We do this by partnering with organizations that are dedicated to orphan care and adoption advocacy, strengthening families who have children with special needs, and giving a voice to the vulnerable.
Two Wonderful Boys Are in Need of Adoption | Dec, 2022
Elon – Age 7 – Eastern Europe – Arthrogryposis (delays in development) Elon walks independently. He feeds himself and cleans up after his meals. He does not talk at this time, but understands what is said to him and follows simple instructions. He responds to his name. He interacts appropriately with adults and […]
Zuri and Baby Andersen | Nov, 2022
Five-year-old Zuri was born with congenital heart disease. Her specific diagnoses are atrial septal defect (ASD), severe pulmonary hypertension (PH) and tricuspid regurgitation (TR). All this means that her heart condition is quite complex. Zuri has five siblings, one of whom passed away as an infant. As a newborn Zuri was very weak and kept […]
Rya Troyer Comes Home | Oct, 2022
words by: Nic Stoltzfus, Plain Values Editorial Manager _______________ “I want our magazine to encourage families to consider adoption and to support those who have adopted children with special needs.” When Marlin Miller and his wife Lisa founded Plain Values ten years ago, the magazine was built upon a foundation of three things: […]
Celebrating Two Years! | Oct, 2022
Room to Bloom’s mission is to promote the beauty of adoption and to ascribe dignity to people with Down syndrome and other special needs. In our first two years, all because of our generous donors, we’ve had the privilage of funding the adoptions of 14 children! These children, their families, and Room to Bloom […]
Rya Troyer’s Adoption Story Coming Next Month! | Sept, 2022
In May of 2022, Keith and Lori Troyer adopted 9-year-old Rya from an orphanage in Bulgaria. Now that they’ve been home for a few months, our very own editorial manager for Plain Values Magazine, Nic Stoltzfus, had the opportunity to pay them a visit and hear all about their incredible story. We’re so […]
Lost Sparrows Trauma Conference | August, 2022
Tickets on Sale Now _______________ October 14-15, 2022 | Grace College Campus | Historic Winona Lake, IN _______________ The Lost Sparrows Trauma Conference is designed for foster/adoptive parents, teachers, or anyone who works with children. This conference will provide a weekend of encouragement, education, and connection as you get to know others seeking […]