Marla is a kind, respectful, diligent and bright girl who had a rough start in life but is developing excellently and working hard to thrive. Her caretakers say Marla has great potential for the future. She is simply a wonderful girl who deserves a stable and loving family to encourage her to reach her full potential. She is a calm and peaceful girl with many close friends. She looks forward to the chance of being part of a real family and loves the idea of having siblings.
Marla is a healthy girl with normal physical and neuro-psychological development.
Mila is a 13-year-old girl in 6th grade. Her caregivers say she is sweet, friendly, sociable, sensitive, and has many friends. Mila loves school but especially enjoys biology and the Russian Language. She loves to draw, write and keep a diary, play with her plush deer, play basketball, and cook. If she could buy anything, it would be vitamins so she will always be healthy.
Mila is HIV positive, well managed through medication.
Benjamin was born prematurely, but he has proven his will to succeed every day since! Benjamin has conquered the skill of walking alone and even goes up and down the stairs by himself. He can climb up onto chairs and couches without assistance but continues to work on his fine motor skills and using his hands for crafts such as clay. Benjamin is very ticklish and enjoys the attention of trusted adults. His caretaker says that he is easily calmed down with cuddling and kisses. He has begun using very few words but continues to work hard in this area with teachers.
Age: November 15, 2015 (3 years old)
Special / Medical Needs: asthma of non-allergic origin, Anemia, Paralysis of the 6th ocular nerve
Gregory is a bright and curious 10 year old student in the 2nd grade. He loves to talk and makes friends with everyone around him. His caretakers say he’s a kind and respectful young man with a desire to help and learn how to do all of the things the grown ups do.
Medical: HIV Positive
We would like to introduce you to Andy, the sweetest little 2-year-old boy!
Andy is known for his charm and ability to steal the hearts of everyone he meets. When Andy was found and brought to the orphanage he was malnourished and suffering a terrible respiratory infection, but with hospitalization and proper care, he began to heal and grow so quickly. Andy is most definitely a fighter!
Andy has recently realized his love for smoothies and trying different kinds of food. He enjoys playtime with familiar adults and other children and expresses joy when children’s songs are sung and begins dancing. But there is nothing Andy loves more than being cuddled and shown affection. He can be shy and insecure when meeting new adults, but once trust is established he will shower you in hugs and affection.
Andy was born with Type I osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as Brittle Bone Disease. We hope to find a family that understands Andy’s condition and will support and advocate for him to reach his full potential in life.
Medical: Type I osteogenesis imperfecta
Precious Naomi is a beautiful and bright 12-year-old girl who lights up a room with her smile and positive demeanor. Naomi’s foster parents say she would be a precious addition to a family with or without other children. She loves helping with the care of babies and young children and says she would love to have siblings. Naomi really needs a family who can provide the care, support, encouragement, therapy and resources she needs so she can blossom into the wonderful girl she is met to be. She is a person so full of potential and spirit.
Stasik, Danik, and Slavik
We would like to introduce brothers, Stasik, Danik, and Slavik.
Stasik is a healthy 10-year-old boy in 3rd grade. His caregivers say he is very calm, friendly, and a natural rule follower. Stasik enjoys playing with legos and creating many different things with them while creating stories about the scene. He likes to be around with other children, especially spending time with his brothers.
Slavik is a healthy 13-year-old boy in 5th grade. His caregivers describe him as big-hearted, thoughtful, and kind. Slavik loves to play outside but is just as happy to stay in and play games or just relax. He is comfortable just being himself. Although, there are a couple of games he can get really into and show his competitive side!
Danik is a healthy 14-year-old boy in 6th grade. His caregivers say he is a well-balanced child without an aggressive bone in his body. Danik is calm, friendly, eager to be helpful to adults and care for younger children, and incredibly diligent in all he does. Danik loves to play sports, spend time with his friends and brother, and draw. He is never lazy and enjoys completing tasks well.
Vince and Krista
Vince is a healthy 14-year-old boy described as sociable and outgoing but also calm. He is a diligent student with enjoyment and interest towards studying. His caretakers are always impressed by how responsible he is. For fun, Vince participates in theatrical, scenic, and musical events. When he has a goal, there is no one more driven. Victor is self-reliant, but strongly values his friendships. He is athletic and physically active with a love, especially for soccer and basketball. He has become more interested in computers and how they function.
Krista is a healthy 12-year-old girl described by her caretakers as beautiful, active, fun, good-minded, and neat. She is friendly and easily gets along with anyone. Krista respects adults and listens to their advice and instructions. She is always smiling, cheerful, curious and interested in what’s going on. She loves to play with friends. Although she can be shyer and reserved than her brother, she still very much enjoys spending time with other kids. Krista adores all animals and loves to spend time playing and cuddling with them. She has a growing love and interest in nature.
Ivan and Veronica
Ivan is a healthy 9-year-old boy in the 3rd grade. His caregivers say he is kind, friendly, sociable, and active. Ivan loves to draw, play with cars, and do puzzles. He enjoys school and particularly likes to do math, computer science, and P.E. His favorite sports are soccer and swimming. Ivan says he likes to eat anything, but his favorites are pizza and chicken. When he grows up, Ivan would like to be a police officer. He has no medical concerns.
Veronica is a healthy 14-year-old girl. Her caregivers say she is smart, funny, and cheerful. Veronica loves school and especially likes her classes in life skills, biology, and chemistry because she wants to be a food products technologist someday. She loves to cook, draw, hang out with friends, and pet cats. She dreams of a big family and having lots of clothes. Veronica is healthy, with no medical concerns.
Kostya and Nastya
Kostya is a healthy 11-year-old boy in the 5th grade. His caregivers describe him as calm, shy, friendly, curious and inquisitive, sociable, and quick to make friends everywhere he goes. Kostya loves to build and create things. He enjoys experimenting with different projects and science. He also loves to play computer games and play soccer. Kostya has no medical concerns.
Nastya is a healthy 10-year-old girl in 5th grade. Her caregivers describe her as a very sweet, friendly little girl who likes to make her friends laugh. Nastya likes to sing, do gymnastics, and dance and will put on little performances. She also enjoys drawing, playing sports, and trying on clothes. Nastya is a very compassionate girl who cares strongly for others and likes to help the adults around the house and with cooking meals. Nastya has no medical concerns.
Garrison and Ivan
The boys lived with their biological mother until December 2013 when they were taken out due to negligence and poor living conditions. The biological father acknowledged his fatherhood in 2014. He had occasional contacts with the boys in the past, but he hasn’t had any contact since 2017. The biological mother never visited the children.
The boys really care about each other and have a very strong emotional bond.
They share that they would like to be adopted and have a forever family of their own.
Garrison: Eastern Europe
Garrison says his favorite color is red and he loves to learn about and care for horses. He wants to be Jockey when he grows up.
Age: 12 years old
Special / Medical Needs: None! Good physical and neuropsychological development
Ivan: Eastern Europe
Ivan is very athletic and enjoys competing in sports and games with his peers. He maintains excellent grades in school and enjoys drawing. He is very proud of his recent success in a drawing competition. Ivan dreams of becoming a policeman when he grows up.
Age: 11 years old
Special / Medical Needs: None! Good physical and neuropsychological development
Lauren and Vivian
Details: These two girls are being raised in two different foster families, although in the same town. They like spending time with one another, and they very much want to live together.
The girls were very neglected by their biological family; they were taken out of their biological environment in 2013, placed in an institution for about a year, and in 2014 they were placed in their separate foster families, in which they currently reside.