Updated February 2020:
Added siblings Elaine, Jerry, & George; Warik, Reya, & Silvia; Andy, Izzy, & Kayla; Dan, Forest, & Jenny; and Freddie, Carly, & Samantha.
This is the third 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. So far, you’ve been introduced to 2 posts-worth of sibling pairs waiting for families. I’m using the website Reece’s Rainbow as my reference, as the site has a list 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.
Today’s post will focus on waiting sibling trios!
Meet Elaine, Jerry, & George! They are located in Eastern Europe. They are available to large families and older parents. Very little information is given about the siblings, but more info could be requested from their agency!
Elaine, the youngest the youngest sibling, was born in 2018. She has been diagnosed with HIV, a speech disorder, and has had some abnormal results of cardiac function testing.
PD: Elaine has blonde hair & appears to have dark eyes, but the photo is a little blurry. She wears a pink dress with white collar & apron, white tights, & pink shoes with a big bow in her hair, which is half-up.
Jerry, the middle sibling, was born in 2016 and has no diagnoses.
PD: Jerry has light blonde hair & brown eyes. He has a slight smile on his face, wearing a white t-shirt & shorts with blue shoes.
George, the eldest sibling, was born in 2014 (his photo is 2 yrs old). He also has no known diagnoses.
PD: George has medium-blonde hair & brown eyes. His hands are resting on his hips. He wears a gray polo shirt & blue jeans with blue shoes.
Meet Warik, Reya, & Silvia! They live in Eastern Europe. They are available to older parents and large families! Their photos were updated in December 2019.
Warik is the middle child and was born in 2014. He has been diagnosed with generalized idiopathic epilepsy, mild developmental delay, and convergent concomitant strabismus (eyes that cross).
PD: Warik has brown hair & big, half-moon shaped eyes. He has a huge smile! He is leaning against some adaptive equipment wearing a red & blue striped polo shirt.
Warik has two sisters — Reya, the eldest, born in 2013, and Silvia, the youngest, born in 2017, both of whom have no known diagnoses. All 3 siblings MUST be adopted together!
PD: Reya has long, dirty-blonde hair in a ponytail & appears to have brown eyes. She is smiling shyly, wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt with balloons on it.
PD: Silvia has short blonde hair & appears to have brown eyes. She wears a jean jumper over a white turtleneck.
Meet Andy, Izzy, & Kayla! They are located in an undisclosed region most likely in Eastern Europe. They are available to single moms, older parents, and large families!
We are eligible for a $2,000 grant offered by Reece’s Rainbow, for children in this specific country dependent on available funding.
Currently, Andy & Kayla are being raised together in a foster home, while Izzy is being raised in a different foster home in the same town. The children see each other often and want to be adopted together so they can all live in the same home. The foster families do not speak the country’s native language in the home, so the children speak one language while at home and another language at school.
PD: Andy, Kayla, & Izzy sit on a bench outdoors. Izzy has her arm around her siblings & they all smile at the camera. All have brown hair. Andy wears a jean jacket & pants, Kayla plaid pants & a green jacket, and Izzy a navy skirt, white tights, & pink sweater over a white shirt.
Andy, the eldest child, was born in 2009. Andy does not have any known diagnoses. He tested at age-appropriate levels on all psychological and emotional testing. He does well in school and does not have any behavioral concerns. He has age-appropriate friendships, social skills, communication skills, and self-help skills. He likes to play football and eat french fries. When he grows up, he wants to be a policeman.
Izzy, the middle child, was born in 2010. Izzy does not have any known diagnoses. She tested at age-appropriate levels on all psychological and emotional testing. She does well in school and does not have any behavioral concerns. She has age appropriate friendships, social skills, communication skills, and self-help skills. She enjoys playing outside with her friends. When she grows up, she wants to be a teacher.
Kayla, the youngest child, was born in 2013. She has been diagnosed with mild developmental delays, a nervous system disorder, divergent strabismus of her left eye, and decreased higher cortical functions. She has speech delays which make it difficult to understand what she is saying. She is working with a speech therapist and learning to make correct sounds so her words are more easily understood. She is very active and takes medication to control impulsive behaviors and help her attention span. Her foster mother reports her behaviors have greatly improved with the addition of medication. She attends kindergarten and responds well to play-based learning.
Meet Dan, Forest, & Jenny! They are located in Eastern Europe. They are available to large families and older parents. These 3 MUST be adopted together! Very little information is given about the siblings, but additional information may be available from their agency.
PD: The 3 children stand together, wearing dress clothes – Jenny a frilly blue dress, the brother on the left a white shirt, black pants & shoes, & green striped tie, & the brother on the right a red shirt, khaki pants, & khaki shoes (it’s not specified which brother is which, & they are close in height. The boys stand on either side of Jenny, who is in front of them; 1 boy holds her hand, while the other rests his on her shoulder. All have brown hair.
Dan, the eldest brother, was born in 2006. He has been diagnosed with an unspecified disorder of his psychological development.
Forest, the middle brother, was born in 2007. He has been diagnosed with a mixed disorder of conduct and emotions.
Jenny, the youngest sister, was born in 2010. She has been diagnosed with a speech disorder and “disturbance of activity”.
Meet Freddie, Carly, & Samantha! They are located in Eastern Europe. They are available to older parents & large families! These 3 siblings are only adoptable together! They are in the same region, but in 2 different cities and 3 different orphanages.
PD: Freddie has blonde hair & is smiling big, holding a blue toy car. He wears a blue button-down shirt, khaki shorts, & crocs.
Freddie, the youngest brother, was born in 2015. He has been diagnosed with an unspecified brain disorder and a speech and articulation disorder. He is described as a very good boy who is friendly and smart!
PD: Carly has brown hair with a large hair bow & a big smile! She wears a tiered white floral dress & sandals with socks.
Carly, the eldest sister, was born in 2012. She has been diagnosed with an unspecified brain disorder, congenital valgus feet (clubfoot), mild developmental delay, congenital hip dislocation, and unilateral convergent concomitant strabismus (eyes that cross).
PD: Samantha has short brown hair & a shy neutral expression. She wears a pink striped shirt, white tiered skirt, blush leggings, & crocs.
Samantha, the middle sister, was born in 2013. She has been diagnosed with an unspecified brain disorder and iron deficiency anemia. She is described as a very good girl who is very helpful and friendly, with no significant problems.
Meet ELLIOT, CASEY, & LYNN! They are located in Eastern Europe. They are available to older parents & large families. Their profile says Casey & Lynn might be able to be adopted independently of Elliot, but I think it would be best if they could stay together! Both girls need a family ASAP!!! These 2 siblings are to be adopted together, for sure.
“If a family decides to adopt all 3 children, it will be great!!! If they want only the 2 younger siblings, they are to be approved for 3 children & get a referral to meet ALL 3 siblings. Then, if they decide not to adopt the oldest, we will do the best to “separate” them. I think it is possible, but we cannot guarantee for sure. They have a younger brother as well, but he has already been adopted.”
PD: Elliot has light eyes & blonde hair. He is looking at the camera close-up w/ a slight smile.
Elliot is the eldest, born in 2004. He is in a special school orphanage & has severe mental delays. He’s very handsome (see photo above)! There is unfortunately no other information provided about Elliot, but I know I’ve seen him listed before.
PD: Lynn crouches in front of a huge stuffed animal, wearing a white party dress. Her short, blonde hair is up in 2 half-pigtails w/ 3 giant roses.
Lynn was born in 2006. According to the orphanage social worker, Lynn is VERY smart & beautiful. She has no disabilities & is very active in all performances. She has now been transferred again to an older child orphanage.
PD: Casey stands in front of some colourfully-decorated play equipment, wearing a pink outfit. She has a bow in her long, blonde ponytail.
Casey was born in 2008. She has been diagnosed with a developmental delay. She is smart & active, participating in all the orphanage performances. She has now been transferred to an older child orphanage, as well.
Meet AUDREY, ADELAIDE, & EMMETT! They are in Eastern Europe & available to large families & older parents. This trio MUST be kept together! I wish more info was shared about each child aside from their birth date & medical diagnoses. I would guess that more information could be shared with interested families upon request.
We are eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant
PD: Audrey wears a red dress w/ daisies at the waist & has a huge white flower in her shoulder-length, chestnut hair. She is smiling.
Audrey was born in 2004 & has no known disabilities.
PD: Adelaide wears a pink dress, white sweater, & has 2 pink flowers in her long, braided blonde hair w/ heavy bangs/fringe.
Adelaide was born in 2006. She has been diagnosed with other disorders of psychological development; a phonological disorder (maybe a speech delay or affect); flat feet; astigmatism (she may benefit from glasses); & cardiomyopathy, a heart condition.
PD: Emmett wears a blue & white striped turtleneck. He has brown eyes & blonde or light brunette hair.
Emmett was born in 2008. He has been diagnosed with a phonological disorder; ADHD; other behavioral & emotional disorders with onset usually occurring in childhood & adolescence (perhaps autism?); & flat feet.
Meet KYSON, KARL, & SUZANNE! They are in Eastern Europe. They are available to older parents & large families.
PD: Collage of 3 photos, l to r: Kyson holds up a toy car, wearing a blue plaid shirt & jean shorts; Karl is also holding a toy car, wearing a blue plaid shirt & jean shorts; Suzanne sits in a chair looking off-camera, wearing a jean overall dress, flowered t-shirt, & tights w/ socks. All 3 are beautiful, w/ dark eyes & blonde hair.
Suzanne the eldest, was born in 2010. She has been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS); microcephaly; & low paraparesis (this means she has partial paralysis of both legs). She looks very small for her numerological age.
Kyson, the middle child, was born in 2011. He has been diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) & specific disorders of mental development.
Karl, the youngest, was born in 2013. He has no diagnoses noted. They’ve been listed a very long time, & really need a family to call their own! Additional (older) individual photos are available on their profile.
Meet HUNTER, FOREST, & RIDGE! They are located in Eastern Europe & are available to older parents as well as large families. They are bonded brothers who need to be adopted together! They are said to be “very good boys”!
I am eligible for an Older Child Grant! Grant funding is dependent on a completed application and available funds. For more information, visit: Other Angels Older Child Grant
PD: Ridge stands in what appears to be a classroom, wearing a gray t-shirt. He is smiling & has dark hair & eyes.
Ridge, the youngest brother, was born in August of 2008. He has been diagnosed with stenosis of the pulmonary artery which currently does not require surgery. He may have a positive TB test, but this is unconfirmed.
“Ridge likes to clean. He was mopping the floor with an adult sized mop as I wrote this. He is a very small but sweet boy. He’s a very peaceful & charming child. He is not in school yet, but seems to be the most intellectual of his brothers. He will likely do better in school then his brothers when he gets the chance. He is so cute, it is hard to imagine him spending another day without a family. When the boys’ orphanage shuts down, Ridge will be separated from his brothers for several months because he is not old enough to go with his older brothers. I expect this will be a very traumatic time for him, so if a family could come for him as soon as possible, that would be best. No family should hesitate to adopt these children as long as they are available to give the time & attention these children deserve. If that is done, the children will flourish.”
PD: Forest has brown hair & eyes, & is smiling at the camera wearing a Hot Wheels t-shirt.
Forest, the middle boy, was born in August of 2006. He has been diagnosed with mild mental delays & a speech disorder.
“Forest likes to eat a lot. He does school, the same way his brother Hunter does. He is considered to be in 2nd grade. Very sweet, but also very active. Like his older brother, he needs to need a lot of attention to keep him from unintended harm. He likes to be outside. He has minor institutional self-harming tendencies, like scratching himself to leave marks. He does not do that a lot, though. Forest loves to give hugs, kisses, & hold hands with adults.”
PD: Hunter has dark hair & eyes & is smiling at the camera, wearing a blue shirt.
Hunter, the eldest, was born in March of 2004. He has been diagnosed with hyperkinetic conduct disorder; non-organic sleep disorder/emotional sleep disorder; benign intracranial hypertension; other specified diseases of gallbladder; & flat feet.
“Hunter likes to eat a lot. He & Forest have a lot of energy. He really likes to do arts, crafts, & play games. Most of the time, he has a very sweet disposition. He is very keen to interact with adults; that being said, if an adult is too rough with him, things will start to escalate. If an adult tries to swat at him or restrain him in some way, he may attempt to bite. Hunter can speak pretty well, but can’t always communicate what’s going on with his emotions. Hunter responds best to strong, male figures; an attentive dad is key to a positive adoption for him. He is in grade 4 here, but can’t read, write, do math, or anything like that right now. He is schooled by himself & school mostly consists of arts & crafts. He is not unintelligent, but very delayed. He likes soccer. He would be great in an attentive family where he & his brothers will get much attention & will be by far the youngest children. I would adopt him myself if I could be as focused on him & his brothers, as he needs a dad & mom, if we had the space for them along with our current 3. He enjoys picking fruit & cleaning in the orphanage. He’s never been far from the orphanage & is interested in coming to America. He has communicated he really wants a papa.”
Meet AIDEN, AINSLEY, & AIMEE! They are located in Eastern Europe. There are no photos of the children on their RR profile, but they could probably be requested by interested families.
Aiden was born summer 2003 & has blue eyes & dark brown hair. He has been diagnosed with a specific speech & language development disorder; an unspecified learning disorder; a food allergy; allergic dermatitis; astigmatism (eye disorder which may or may not benefit from glasses); & a deformation of his chest.
He is calm & a little shy. He graduated 6th grade this year, from a regular school program. His results at school are average; he has some difficulties, but can learn the required material.
He is interested in sports – he likes to play football (soccer) & rugby, but sometimes can be too lazy to attend training. He likes to work with technique, repair things, & take pictures. He has good self-care skills & has no behavior problems or bad habits. He regularly attends speech therapy & recreational gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution.
Ainsley was born summer 2003 & has brown eyes & dark brown hair. She has been diagnosed with allergic rhinopathy; deformation of the septum; ptosis (droopy eyelid), for which she received an operation in July 2014; exotropia secundaris (an eye condition); dyslalia (a speech delay); an umbilical hernia; & allergic dermatitis.
She graduated 5th grade this year, from a regular school program. Her results at school are very good, she is hard-working & one of the best scholars in the class. She sings in an ensemble, dances modern dance, draws, & plays rugby & football. She also likes to cook, work in the garden, & ride a bike.
She is calm & a little shy, but strong-willed. Her physical development has significantly improved because of recreational gymnastics, dancing, & sports. She has good self-care skills & has no behavior problems or bad habits. She regularly attends speech therapy & recreational gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution.
Aimee was born summer 2005 & has greyish-blue eyes & brown hair. She has been diagnosed with an unspecified speech & language development disorder; other emotional disorder; dyslalia (a speech disorder); asymmetrical posture; an umbilical hernia; naevus pigmentorum thoracis; & hypermetropia (eye disorder).
She graduated 1st grade this year, from a regular school program.
She is calm & a little bit shy. She dances both modern & folk dances, sings in an ensemble & choir, draws, & plays rugby & football. She also takes a part in cooking, rides a bike, & does manual training. She likes animals very much. She has good self-care skills & has no behavior problems or bad habits. She regularly attends speech therapy & recreational gymnastics in the out-of-family care institution. Her physical development has significantly improved because of recreational gymnastics, dancing, & sports.
From a family who has met them:
“Aiden is an awesome boy who is from my daughter’s orphanage. I spent quite a bit of time with him. He is quiet at first, but opens up over time. He likes to laugh, play soccer, & build things. He wants a dad to do things with him. He was polite & thankful while I was with him. It’s hard to watch his friends leave with families, & know that time is running out for him & his younger sisters.”
Meet JOZY, ROWAN, & REISEN! They are waiting in Eastern Europe. They are available to large families & older parents.
PD: Reisen & Rowan sit next to each other, wearing track jackets. Both boys have light brunette or dark blonde hair (hard to tell because of the lighting) & I believe they both have brown eyes. Both are smiling.
The dynamic duo – here come Rowan & Reisen. Their smiles can light up a room & they are certain to win you over with their little-boy charm. Both love cars & chocolate. Both boys have some developmental delays, but are teacher’s favorites.
Rowan, born 2008, has grown leaps & bounds since he was last hosted in the US, in every way possible. Rowan loves cars & is described as happy & playful. He has been diagnosed with some developmental delays as well as a speech delay.
Reisen, born 2010, just recently arrived at the orphanage. He is the outgoing little brother who is described as a friendly, artistic explorer. He has been diagnosed with developmental delays.
From Dec 2016:
They appeared to be very hyper, having serious behavioral issues & mental delays. They changed families during the hosting program because the first hosting family couldn’t handle them.
PD: A tiny photo of Jozy, who has light brunette hair & big, dark brown eyes. She appears to have a strawberry birthmark on one cheek.
Jozy is the baby of the family, born in 2013. She has been diagnosed as HIV+, & no other additional information is provided for her. Jozy can be adopted separately from the boys, but an adoptive family needs to have approval for 3 children in order to be able to separate them. She lives in a different orphanage.
Stay tuned next Tuesday to meet some sibling sets of 4! And don’t forget to check out Find Me Friday, every Friday of each week!