Back in July 2018, I began a short series of posts called Tuesday’s Children Adoption Spotlight. Since then, I’ve updated the post featuring listings of sibling groups of three, as well as the post listing groups of 4 and 5. I’ve decided to add an additional ‘sibling pairs’ post since there have been so many listed since that time!
So without further ado, this is the third post in my series of reference posts regarding the adoption of sibling sets! 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!
The first pair is George & Dorothy! These children were originally listed with their two elder siblings, but both have unfortunately aged out of international adoption. Still, George and Dorothy continue to wait. They are located in Eastern Europe and are available to large families and older parents! Both children appear to have older, not-updated photos. Current photos can probably be requested by interested families.
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 has reddish-blonde hair & dark brown eyes as well as a neutral expression. He wears a blue shirt in this very old photograph.
Younger brother George was born in 2010. He has been diagnosed with an atrial septal heart defect for which he received surgery on December 20, 2012; mitral heart valve insufficiency of 2nd stage; tricuspid insufficiency heart defect of 1-2 stage; a circulatory deficiency of 1st stage; FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome); a delay of his physical and mental development; severe astigmatism of both eyes; and primary pulmonary hypertension (heart disease). Please don’t see George as a list of diagnoses! He is capable of so much.
PD: Dorothy has light brown hair pulled half-up w/ a hair clip & dark brown eyes. She smiles shyly at the camera, wearing a blue dress w/ pink tights & holding a doll in her arms.
Elder sister Dorothy was born in 2009. She has no known disabilities or medical needs.
Meet Allie & Noah! They are located in Eastern Europe and available to older parents and large families. They have an FSP of just over $10 – let’s grow these kids’ grant!
PD: Allie has blonde hair & dark eyes w/ rosy cheeks. She lays on a blanket, wearing a black & white plaid dress w/ pink sash & pink flowers all over, w/ a white long-sleeve shirt underneath & white tights.
Allie, the younger sister, was born in 2016. She was born with Down Syndrome and has some heart defects which can be common in kids with DS (tetralogy of Fallot,
congenital malformation of cardiac septa and pulmonary artery). Allie also has HIV. Families considering these siblings’ adoption should be familiar with this autoimmune disorder and have current knowledge of treatment and interventions necessary. Persons with HIV are able to live typical lives in this day and age with proper medical treatment. Please do not let her diagnoses determine Allie’s worth!
PD: Noah has medium-brown hair & dark eyes, w/ a neutral expression. He stands in front of a blank wall wearing a black sweater & pants.
Noah, the older brother, was born in 2010 and does not have any disabilities or medical needs.
Meet adorable twin boys Russ & Ward! They are located in Eastern Europe and are available to large families and older parents. They have an FSP of just over $25 – let’s help grow their grant fund!
This will be a two part adoption: A family must be prepared to adopt boy 1, then return to adopt boy 2. This is because only boy 1 qualifies for expedited availability, as both have not yet been listed on the registry in their country for one year. Once adoption 1 is done, the family can file for adoption of the 2nd child immediately as a biological sibling.
These adorable little guys were born in 2018!
PD: In both photos, the boys have dark brown hair & eyes. In the top photo, 1 twin wears a striped shirt under a white patterned onesie outfit, sitting in a high chair w/ 1 arm on the tray & the other bent near his ear. In the bottom photo, the other twin wears a white shirt under a white patterned onesie outfit, sitting in a high chair w/ both hands on the tray.
Boy 1 has been diagnosed with the following: unspecified brain disorder; astigmatism and hypermetropia; exposure to HIV; two heart conditions (an atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus); and protein calorie malnutrition.
Boy 2 has been diagnosed with the following: unspecified brain disorder; astigmatism; exposure to HIV; and “lack of development”.
Families considering the boys’ adoption should be familiar with their autoimmune disorder and have current knowledge of treatment and interventions necessary. Persons with HIV are able to live typical lives in this day and age with proper medical treatment. Please do not let a diagnosis determine their worth!
Meet Evan & Ethan! They are located in Eastern Europe and are available to older parents and large families. They have an FSP of just under $20 – let’s help grow these boys’ grant fund! These brothers must be adopted together! They have a young sibling who is not available.
PD: Evan has light brown hair & dark brown eyes, & is smiling. He wears a blue long-sleeve shirt that says ‘King of Cool’, black pants, & blue socks.
Younger brother Evan was born in 2016. He has no known disabilities or medical needs.
PD: Ethan has medium-brown hair & I can’t tell what color his eyes are from the photo, but he has a shy smile. He wears a gray long-sleeve shirt w/ multi-colored stripes, blue jean shorts, gray patterned tights, & croc-type shoes.
Elder brother Ethan was born in 2014. He has a diagnosis of HIV. Families considering the boys’ adoption should be familiar with this autoimmune disorder and have current knowledge of treatment and interventions necessary. Persons with HIV are able to live typical lives in this day and age with proper medical treatment. Please do not let a diagnosis determine Ethan’s worth!
Update: Carlo & Carter are listed on the ‘My Family Found Me’ page on Reece’s Rainbow! Hopefully we will see them home by the end of 2020 ❤
Meet Carlo & Carter! They are located in Latin America and are available to single parents. They have an FSP of $45 – let’s help grow these boys’ grant fund!
The ideal family for these brothers will need to be able to focus attention on both boys’ very individual needs. The family will need to have a good understanding of trauma on child development, and will need to develop a strong understanding of TBRI parenting methods. The family will need to have access to excellent medical, therapeutic, and educational resources.
PD: Elder brother Carlo has his arm around younger brother Carter, standing outside. Carlo wears a red shirt & black pants. He has brown hair & dark eyes. Carter wears a black vest over a blue shirt & jeans. He has black hair & dark eyes.
Carlo, the elder brother, was born in 2009 and is described as autonomous, smart, and independent, with strong academic performance. He enjoys soccer, board games, and physical activities. On weekends, he goes to soccer and swimming practice, and also participates in music, painting, and arts and crafts workshops. Carlo wants to be a soccer player and inventor when he grows up. He is incredibly bonded with his brother, and only wants to be adopted if he and Carter can stay together. Agency staff has met Carlo and would love to tell you about him!
Carter, the younger brother, was born in 2011 and is believed to be on the autism spectrum. He is non-verbal and attends special education classes. At the time of his last report, Carter was able to do activities for 10-15 minutes at a time. He follows simple, concrete instructions. Carter will reciprocate affection when initiated by someone else; he likes hugs and kisses. He is said to be calm and well-behaved most of the time.
Meet Aggy & Iggy! They are located in Eastern Europe. They have an FSP of over $2,900! This is a great start to their family’s ability to bring them home!
These adorable brothers are active, fun, rarely sick, interested, and curious. They have never had anything that resembles a family, so they will need structure. They are in a wonderful orphanage that is structured in family groups. Both boys have general good health and good teeth.
PD: Iggy & Aggy stand outside in front of greenery w/ their arms around each other. Both have white-blond hair & their faces are blurred to protect their identity due to country requirements. Both boys wear matching navy blue jackets.
Aggy, the younger brother, was born in 2013, has attended kindergarten, and will be in a first grade class this year. His challenges are in the light range. If you did not read his diagnosis, you would not notice any differences between he and his brother. Even in a group of kindergarteners, he does not stand out as disabled physically or mentally. He does show some signs of ADHD “type” behavior, but many of our children present as ADHD until they are in a stable family environment. He had plastic surgery to correct a cleft lip in 2014. He has a type of scoliosis and wears glasses.
Iggy, the elder brother, was born in 2011 and has a diagnosis of nearsightedness, an astigmatism, and wears glasses.
Meet Nicolette & Oksana! They are located in Eastern Europe. They are available to large families. They have an FSP of over $1,400! This is a great start to their family’s ability to bring them home! They must be adopted together. AT RISK OF AGING OUT!
Both girls are very good and friendly.
PD: Nicolette stands in front of a white curtain & potted plant, smiling. She has long, dirty-blonde hair. She wears a mint green button-down top, black skirt, & black Mary Janes.
Nicolette, the younger sister, was born in 2006. She has diagnoses of impaired visual acuity, deviated nasal septum, and disorders of psychological development. In real life, she does not demonstrate any issues.
PD: Oksana stands in front of a bush with white flowers, outside. She has long brunette hair. She wears a black top, white pants, & pink shoes.
Oksana, the elder sister, was born in 2003. She has diagnoses of possible thyroid disorders and post-op oncology disease.
Meet Damian & his brother! They are located in Eastern Europe. They are available to large families and older parents. They have an FSP of $45 – let’s help grow these boys’ grant! His brother was born in 2007 and lives in a different orphanage. They must be adopted together!
PD: Damian stands in front of a toy kitchen, wearing a gray sweater & black pants. He has blond hair & is smiling sweetly.
Damian was born in 2016. He has diagnoses of a disorder of psychological development, an unspecified brain disorder, and a heart condition called patent ductus arteriosus.
Meet Kai & Konner! They are located in Asia. They are available to single moms. They have an FSP of just over $10 – let’s help grow these boys’ grant! Eligible families may qualify for an agency grant.
PD: I’m unsure which boy is which, but in these 2 side-by-side photos, brother 1 smiles shyly in front of a tree, wearing a yellow t-shirt, and brother 2 stands in front of a motor scooter w/ his hands on his hips, wearing a white t-shirt. Both have black hair, cropped short.
Kai, the elder brother, was born in 2008. He is enrolled in second grade and known as a playful, clever boy who learns quickly. He is learning basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, reading, and telling time. He enjoys eating snacks and seafood. There are no concerns with his motor development and he enjoys various sports, skipping rope, and running outdoors. His favorite activities include remote controlled toys and video games. It’s noted that he gets along well with the other children, assists the caregivers, and has good self-care skills.
Konner, the younger brother, was born in 2019. He is known to be stubborn at times, but playful. Konner avoids candy, as he is afraid of tooth decay, but enjoys fruits, sausage, corn, and seafood. There are no concerns with Konner’s motor development. He can help with chores and has good self-care skills. He is enrolled in preschool and learning basic math problems, colors, shapes, reading cartoon books, and enjoys completing his homework. Similar to his brother, Konner likes to be outside playing in the park, running, skipping rope, and playing video games.
Kai and Konner were raised by their grandparents and brought into care four years ago. The boys have been diagnosed with a blood disorder. They take daily medications and have no other health concerns.
Meet Finley & Fern! They are located in Eastern Europe. They are available to large families and older parents. They have a very large FSP of over $7,200 – a huge grant which will contribute greatly to their family’s ability to complete their adoption! They’ve been waiting over 5 years, and that fact is just heartbreaking. Please don’t look at their diagnoses as a laundry list; these boys deserve a family! They are so worthy of all the love and care that comes with living in a family with the proper supports and necessary interventions in place. They have so much potential!
PD: Finley has blonde hair & a huge smile on his face in this photo! He wears a blue t-shirt w/ a dog on it, looking off to the side of the photo.
Finley, the elder brother, was born in September 2013. He has been diagnosed with the following: spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy; congenital pes planus; hearing loss; optic atrophy; strabismus (eyes that cross); and a congenital heart malformation.
From a family who met them July 2017:
Finley is precious and has the most adorable dimples! He walks very well and we are told has recently made incredible progress! The nannies love him and say is very friendly and helpful, and especially enjoys helping to set the table. He is soft spoken, but communicates well. We adored him!
PD: Fern has white-blonde hair and a beautiful, bright smile! He lays on a colorful mat, wearing a blue & white tank-top covered in colorful sailboats.
Fern, the younger brother, was born in 2016. He has been diagnosed with the following: other specified congenital malformations; atrial septal heart defect; patent ductus arteriosis heart condition; laryngeal hypoplasia; congenital hydrophenosis; congenital vertical talus deformity; esotropia; vitamin deficiency; and cytomegalovirus.
From a family who met them July 2017:
Fern is doing so well! We were told he has improved dramatically with a change in medication. His smile just lights up the room!