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 with other children. He attends to tasks and works well 1:1 and in a small group.
Ned – Age 3 – Eastern Europe – Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephalus (delays in development)
Ned lived in an orphanage for the first 2.5 years of his life. When he entered foster care, he could not sit, stand, or make any sounds for any form of communication. He has made a large amount of progress in just one year with the help of multiple specialists and his foster family. He runs, climbs stairs with help, rides a scooter, and plays. Ned recognizes animals and knows their places when arranging a puzzle. He plays with other children, preferring the older ones and copying their actions. He loves music and musical toys, and sometimes dances. He responds to his name, follows directions, is well-intentioned, does not get angry, and is not aggressive. Ned pronounces various sounds and syllables, however, his main form of communication is related to taking the hand of a familiar adult and bringing them to the object he wants.
Elon and Ned live in a country in Eastern Europe with adoption requirements. If you’d like more information please contact:
Reece’s Rainbow, P.O. Box 146, Combined Locks, WI 54113 (240)780–2120
We are the Rineharts—Joe and Brenda. We have two littles who we adopted from China and six other adult children who have given us a total of nine grandchildren so far. Our girls who we adopted from China are almost 11 and 9, and they both have Down syndrome. The little one who we are in the process of adopting will be 9 soon and also has Down syndrome. Since this is a domestic adoption, it is moving very quickly. We are hopeful that we will be receiving placement at the end of November. We will be staying in our prospective child’s home state for one month. A wonderful family has stepped up to defray the costs of our stay away from home, so as of right now we are trying to raise funds toward the $8,000 of anticipated legal fees and the $16,500 in agency fees.”
We would love to help the Rineharts with the costs of their next adoption. When donating please include “Rineharts” in the memo line. Thank you for your generosity!
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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.
Interested in Adoption?
The process of adoption can be quite complex and confusing. If you have any questions about adoption, please contact:
Judy Williams | Adopt Global Services | 800-957-9384 | 2046 Rushmore Ct., Bel Air, MD 21015
Caring for Kids, Inc. | 800-254-1725 | firstname.lastname@example.org