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She’s a medical miracle. Due to her complex medical issues at birth, she was not expected to make it past infancy. But she’s still here fighting and surprising everyone at her resiliency.
Those who know Darrianne — an intelligent, precocious, and outgoing girl — enjoy her sense of humor and her warm personality. Darrianne has many interests and among them, an affinity for cooking and helping out in the kitchen. She has talent and a love of art and creating jewelry. Also a pop and country music fan, she enjoys singing.
Despite needing to catch up to her peers after multiple surgeries, Darrianne has made every developmental milestone on time. She’s now in fourth grade and gets the extra help she needs due to time missed from school.
Not surprisingly, the most influential adults in Darrianne’s life are the nurses and other care providers who have known her over several years. Although the medical issues are primary, this young lady’s social workers would like her to have opportunity to be part of a family, with parents who will take the time to understand her emotional needs and allow her time to bond and build trust together. They would like her to have that sense of belonging and connection that comes from a loving, committed family.
The family adopting Darrianne will need to have the level of medical knowledge or experience to help her manage and stabilize her health issues on the home front as well as make sure she has all of the outside support and resources she needs. Because Darrianne is on the kidney transplant waiting list and is receiving hemodialysis, she must remain in the Greater Seattle area to have immediate access to Seattle Children's Hospital.
To learn more about Darrianne, watch her video clip.
David, Malachi, Naomi, Nehemiah
David (9), Malachi (7), Naomi (6), and Nehemiah (5) are children with very strong sibling bonds. More than anything, they want to find an adoptive family who gives them the opportunity to grow up together. These siblings are currently in three separate foster families and look forward to regular visits with one another.
Although on the quiet side, David has a playful sense of humor. He loves to joke around and make people laugh. Malachi loves to take things apart, and then figure out how to put them back together. He is charming, sweet and always on the move. Naomi loves music, singing, swimming, and playing with baby dolls. She longs for a family who will give her lots of time and attention. Nehemiah is inquisitive, friendly, affectionate, outgoing and well-behaved. He's a curious and engaging little boy who loves to ask questions about the world around him.
The social worker for this energetic foursome is looking for couples who have the stamina, nurturing and patience to welcome four children into their family. Parents with the skills and disposition to encourage each child to reach his or her potential are essential. A strong fit for these siblings will likely be a couple experienced with children who are working on their developmental and behavioral skills and sensitive to the needs of children with difficult or traumatic pasts. The parents will need to live in a community with special educational and developmental health resources readily available. Having a good repertoire of parenting strategies and a background in working with different behaviors will be a huge plus in meeting the children's needs.
To learn more about these siblings, watch their video clip.
Eythan enjoys being active and participating in sports, especially after taking a series of classes focused on healthy lifestyle. So far, he's lost 60 pounds and is a self-confident fifth grader. Eythan appreciates his increased energy and his sense of accomplishment.
Along with playing sports and riding his bike, Ethan enjoys beading necklaces, watching cartoons and playing video games. He's a budding geologist as well, who loves discovering and studying interesting rocks.
Eythan receives academic support at school. He has had challenges with behavior and attention, but has a diverse support system where he receives the counseling and the encouragement he needs. His early years were very traumatic. And he is now learning strategies for coping with frustration and the triggers that bring about a difficult response.
To learn more about Eythan, watch his video clip.
Gabby is a sweet 16-year-old girl with a beautiful heart. She is artistic and loves doing arts and crafts. She enjoys cooking, watching movies, playing video games, swimming, and participating in equine therapy. Gabby also likes spending time outdoors playing sports. She’s an honest and helpful teen who enjoys being with others.
Gabby is going into 10th grade and enjoys school. She will do best in a home with older peers and female caregivers. Her adoptive family will benefit from understanding the impact of abuse on a child’s emotional and cognitive development. They must be willing to love her unconditionally, provide her with opportunities for growth, model appropriate boundaries, and provide a structured, loving home that will help her be successful.
Gabby is looking for a family in Eastern Washington so she can remain close to her great-grandmother, who has been a wonderful source of support for her. She also wants to maintain ties with her younger brother, and would like a family with pets, such as dogs, cats, or fish.
To learn more about Gabby, watch her video clip.
Intelligent, engaging and enthusiastic, Greg has tons of academic potential. He’s bright, imaginative and inquisitive, and just recently made the honor roll at his school. Greg’s creativity is so complex that he can make up games with all the detailed rules of play on the spur of the moment.
Like most boys his age, Greg loves video games. A child with an amazing imagination, Greg also loves magical, mythical creatures and anything about wizards and witches. He likes to draw, read science fiction and play card games with his friends. Currently Greg is studying for his learner’s permit and is excited to get behind the wheel.
Greg is well liked by his peers and teachers. His principal says Greg is a really great kid, gets all of his work done and is a real pleasure to be around. While Greg would love both a mom and a dad in his adoptive family, he would also do well with a skilled single parent, especially one with a strong support system of family and friends.
To learn more about Greg, watch his video clip.