Tuesday’s Children Adoption Spotlight: Sibling Pairs! Pt II


This is the second post in my short series of reference posts regarding the adoption of sibling sets! To refresh your memory, or if you’re just reading this, here’s a recap. Using the website Reece’s Rainbow as my reference, I am sharing posts with lists of children available for adoption who are part of sibling sets who should be kept together unless otherwise noted. I’ve paraphrased & clarified some entries to make them more easily-readable, as sometimes the translations can make the wording confusing.

Note the names given are most likely not the childrens’ real names, as online pseudonyms are used most of the time to protect their privacy.

This post will continue to focus on sibling pairs!

Meet DeeDee and her brother! They are located in Eastern Europe & are available to both older parents & large families.

DeeDee was born in 2014 and is HIV+. She has also been diagnosed with unilateral renal hypoplasia and spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. DeeDee has such beautiful eyes! A profile update in January 2018 added that Deedee has a brother who was born in 2013. His needs are unknown at this time.

PD: On L, DeeDee wears a pink & white sleeveless dress w/ 2 huge white bows in her light brown pigtails. She stands at a shelf full of toys. On R, DeeDee's brother lays on a rug, wearing a red shirt & yellow shorts. He has sandy blonde hair & appears to have some mild strabismus of the eyes.
DeeDee & brother. Credit: RR

PD: Left, DeeDee wears a pink & white sleeveless dress w/ 2 huge white bows in her light brown pigtails. She stands at a shelf full of toys. Right, DeeDee’s brother lays on a rug, wearing a red shirt & yellow shorts. He has sandy blonde hair & appears to have some mild strabismus of the eyes as well as some other delays.


Meet Samuel & Cerah! They are located in Eastern Europe & are available to both older parents & large families. These siblings MUST be adopted together!

PD: Samuel appears to be sitting in front of a bunch of large stuffed animals. He wears a tan sweater & jeans, looking off to the side. He has blonde hair.
Samuel. Credit: RR

PD: Samuel appears to be sitting in front of a bunch of large stuffed animals. He wears a tan sweater & jeans, looking off to the side. He has blonde hair.

Samuel was born in 2012. He has been diagnosed with a delay of psychological & motor development, & also has some strabismus. This may be improved with glasses and/or patching. There is no other information given about Samuel, but more could be shared with interested families through his agency.

PD: Cerah stands in a play kitchen, half-smiling, wearing a pink & white dress w/ white sweater, tights, & sandals. Her sandy blonde hair is in 2 high pigtails w/ huge, white bows.
Cerah. Credit: RR

PD: Cerah stands in a play kitchen, half-smiling, wearing a pink & white dress w/ white sweater, tights, & sandals. Her sandy blonde hair is in 2 high pigtails w/ huge, white bows.

Cerah was born in 2009. She is said to have some mild mental delays, but orphanage life is no measure of this, as the environment can often be less-than-stimulating. According to her file, she is a child who Americans would usually define as “a happy child”. She is very friendly with others; she is very active, likes to participate in orphanage performances, & recites poetry. In general, she has some educational issues.


Meet George & Martha! They are in Eastern Europe & are available to older parents as well as large families. There is a history of prior neglect; George has better development because he lived in the family less time than Martha, before they were removed.

We are eligible for an Older Child Grant dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant

PD: George looks off-camera w/ a slight smile. He has brown eyes, blonde hair, & wears a striped sweater.
George. Credit: RR

PD: George looks off-camera w/ a slight smile. He has brown eyes, blonde hair, & wears a striped sweater.

George was born in May 2010. He has been diagnosed with a delay in his psychological & speech development. He also used to have heart defect, an open oval window which closed on its own. He has a hemangioma (essentially a birthmark) & also some sort of chest deformation. George can fulfill simple instructions. He does not walk very well. He has been in the orphanage 1.5 years.

PD: Martha smiles shyly at the camera in a very dark photo. She appears to have dark hair & eyes, is wearing a purple sweatshirt.
Martha. Credit: RR

PD: Martha smiles shyly at the camera in a very dark photo. She appears to have dark hair & eyes, is wearing a purple sweatshirt.

Martha was born in August 2004. She has been diagnosed with severe mental delays, due to a previous history of neglect. Martha does not react to her name or play with toys. She can feed herself, but her self-feeding is not adequate independently (she would eat a banana with its skin & candy in the wrapper). She is not potty-trained & her speech is almost not developed. Martha deserves a chance! She needs a family to teach her the ways of the world. I know this sibling set’s forever family is out there somewhere!


Meet Samantha & Kristina! These girls have been waiting SO LONG for their family to find them! They’ve been listed since 2010. That’s almost 10 years of waiting! The girls are in Eastern Europe & are available to large families. URGENT! AT RISK OF AGING OUT! These girls will age out when younger sister, Kristina, turns 16 years old in 2 years or less!

Both girls have been transferred to separate adult mental institutions & need OUT! They are in the same region & RR would love for them to be adopted together.

We are eligible for an Older Child Grant dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant

Look at these beautiful updated photos of the girls!

Kristina (b. 2005) on left, Samantha (b. 2004) on right. Credit: RR

PD: Left, Kristina has brown hair pulled back into a ponytail w/ bangs, wears an orange dress with striped pockets, skirt ruffle, neckline, & sleeve decorations, & has on hand resting on her chest w/ a smile. Right, Samantha has short, dark brown hair in 2 high pigtails, wears a pink & gray sweatsuit, & is holding a coffee cup w/ a huge grin.

Kristina was born in November 2005. She has been diagnosed with cognitive delays. She’s described as a physically capable, helpful, friendly child who likes to play. She is a good girl.

Samantha was born in November 2004. She has short brown hair & stunning green eyes! She has been diagnosed with microcephaly, an intellectual disability, & strabismus. She is described as physically capable. She is a friendly, affectionate girl who will do well in a family environment. Prospective families should be aware that there is a high likelihood Samantha may have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS).


Update January 2020: Paxon & Darnell have been adopted outside RR!

Meet Paxon & Darnell! The boys are located in Eastern Europe & are available to both older parents & large families. They were just listed in 2018 – let’s find their family FAST! These boys also have an older brother (not listed here) who was born in 2010.

PD: Paxon has light-brown or blonde hair & is looking at the camera w/ a serious expression, wearing sweatpants & a gray/blue t-shirt.
Paxon. Credit: RR

PD: Paxon has light-brown or blonde hair & is looking at the camera w/ a serious expression, wearing sweatpants & a gray/blue t-shirt.

Paxon was born in 2012. He is diagnosed with “other disorders of the nervous system”; an expressive language disorder; an “other disorder of psychological development”; non-organic enuresis; congenital valgus feet; & cardiomyopathy. No other information is given about him. More information could surely be shared by his agency.

PD: Darnell sits on a tiger-printed blanket, wearing a plaid shirt & tan pants. He's reaching for the camera curiously w/ his mouth slightly open.
Darnell. Credit: RR

PD: Darnell sits on a tiger-printed blanket, wearing a plaid shirt & tan pants. He’s reaching for the camera curiously w/ his mouth slightly open.

Darnell was born in 2015. He has platinum-blonde hair & big, blue eyes. He has been diagnosed with an “other specified disorder of central nervous system”; an “other congenital valgus deformity of feet”; a ventral hernia; & cardiomyopathy.

I’m sure more information could be made available to interested families!


Meet Emma & her older sister! They are located in Eastern Europe & are available to older parents as well as large families.

Her elder sister is eligible for an Older Child Grant dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant

PD: Emma sits at L. She has short brunette hair & smiles broadly. Her older sister sits next to her, wearing a leopard-print shirt w/ a lion on it, smiling hesitantly. She has brunette hair.
Emma (left) & her older sister. Credit: RR

PD: Emma sits at L. She has short brunette hair & smiles broadly. Her older sister sits next to her, wearing a leopard-print shirt w/ a lion on it, smiling hesitantly. She has brunette hair.

Emma was born in 2009. She is educationally delayed. Emma is described as pretty friendly & calm. Her memory is not good & it is hard for her to remember rhymes or poems. She was transferred into the school orphanage for mentally delayed children in 2016, & it is not the best place for anybody. She needs a patient family who will love & care for her – she deserves this! Emma must be adopted with her older sister, who was born in 2002. No information is given about her, unfortunately. They need to be adopted as soon as possible!


Meet Ernie & Johnny! They live in Eastern Europe. The boys love each other & have expressed a want to live together! I know there is a family out there who is looking for these two loves. No photos of Ernie & Johnny are publicly available at this time, but could probably be shared with interested families upon request to their agency!

We are eligible for an Older Child Grant dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant

Ernie has blonde hair & dark eyes. He wants to be adopted & live in a family with his younger brother, Johnny. He attends a special school for children with developmental speech disabilities, where his educational success is average. Ernie lives at the school & comes home to the institution every other weekend, where he gets along well with staff as well as other children. Other children like him very much; he communicates easily & is described as friendly & sincere. During his free-time, he likes to play sports & often participates in athletics. Ernie needs intensive speech therapy & special education services.

Johnny has light brunette hair & light eyes. He attends a special school where he receives speech therapy. He is diagnosed with special educational needs due to an intellectual disorder, & has a specific speech development delay due to an intellectual disorder. He has difficulty understanding time, does not work independently, & has difficulty concentrating. At the care home, he has good relationships with other children & tries to follow rules. Johnny’s behavior depends on his emotional state & mood; sometimes, he has anger attacks which happen when his requests are not appropriate. His hygiene skills are minimal & he needs ongoing reminders. During free time, Johnny likes to play computer & table games.

It is noted their biological mother has a mild mental disability & behavior disorder which requires attention & treatment. She was abusing alcohol & the children were left without care.


Meet Marianna & Zoryan! They live in Eastern Europe & are available to large families. Very little information is shared about the siblings aside from a photo & medical diagnoses.

We are eligible for an Older Child Grant dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant

PD: Marianna sits on colourful equipment w/ a serious expression, wearing a ruffly tan shirt.
Marianna. Credit: RR

PD: Marianna sits on colourful equipment w/ a serious expression, wearing a ruffly tan shirt.

Marianna was born in 2011, making her 8 years old in 2019. She is a very beautiful little girl who has platinum blonde hair & gray eyes. She is diagnosed with spastic tetraparesis (cerebral palsy that affects both arms & legs) of residual-organic genesis with ambulation disorder & limb dysfunction; a developmental disability; & a cognitive disability.

PD: Zoryan stands against a plain wall w/ hands clasped in front of him & a huge smile! He wears a black sweatshirt w/ blue sleeves.
Zoryan. Credit: RR

PD: Zoryan stands against a plain wall w/ hands clasped in front of him & a huge smile! He wears a black sweatshirt w/ blue sleeves.

Zoryan was born in 2008, making him 11 years old in 2019. He is a handsome fellow who has light blonde hair. He has been diagnosed with unspecified mental delays. Wish we had more info on these cuties!


Meet Seth & Victor! Their location is  not listed, but would be disclosed to interested families. They are available to older parents, large families, & single moms!

We are eligible for an Older Child Grant dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant

PD: Seth & Victor embrace each other, wearing long-sleeved, striped t-shirts & jeans. Both boys are smiling.
Seth & Victor. Credit: RR

PD: Seth & Victor embrace each other, wearing long-sleeved, striped t-shirts & jeans. Both boys are smiling.

Seth & Victor are brothers currently residing together in a foster home. They were born in 2007 & 2008, respectively. I’m not sure which boy is which. Both boys have dark brown hair, brown eyes, & caramel skin.

Seth has been diagnosed with moderate mental & physical delays & is clinically healthy. 

Victor has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, but is clinically healthy & has no delays.


Meet Hailey & Hugh! They live in Asia & MUST be adopted together! These siblings are unfortunately living apart, as children are housed by age & gender at the facilities. They miss each other a lot & are always happy to see each other when they can. They want to be together long-term, in the same adopted family. Video is available!

There’s a $4,000 grant for families who qualify to help with adoption expenses, available from the agency. We are eligible for an Older Child Grant dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant

PD: Hugh, on L, wears a winter jacket & is smiling. Hailey, on R, wears a Minnie Mouse bow sweatshirt w/ 1 hand in her pocket, making a peace sign w/ the other. Both smile slightly.
Hugh (left) & Hailey (right). Credit: RR

PD: Hugh, left, wears a winter jacket & is smiling. Hailey, right, wears a Minnie Mouse bow sweatshirt w/ 1 hand in her pocket, making a peace sign w/ the other. Both smile shyly.

Hailey is 9 years old & has black hair & dark eyes. She has been diagnosed with developmental delays. She is described by her caregivers as mild, positive, vivacious, & well-behaved. She’s small for her age, wears glasses, & has a small vocabulary. She’s easily distracted, but has made great improvements in comprehension. Hailey’s a warm-hearted girl who finds pleasure in helping others. She remembers her birth family, but is excited to start a new life with an adoptive family—as long as she isn’t separated from her brother. 

Hugh is 6 years old & has black hair & dark eyes. He has no known medical diagnoses. He is filled with curiosity about the world, often asking “why?”. He speaks well, & is reported to be cooperative & able to follow rules. Like his big sister, he’s easily distracted, but works hard on schoolwork. He attends primary school & mixes well with other kids. His caregivers describe him as a good boy who is energetic & usually happy. He’s been very clear he wants to be adopted with his sister.


Stay tuned next Tuesday to meet some sibling trios! And don’t forget to check out “Find Me Friday”, every Friday of each week!

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PD: 2 children cuddle on the floor. 1 child has Down Syndrome. Text over the image reads: “reecesrainbow.org. Live simply so others may simply live. Mother Theresa. #downsyndrome #adoption #specialneeds #orphannomore”. The icon also has ‘reecesrainbow.org’ written in the top corner.#orphannomore”

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