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Nadine's Story


Down Syndrome, congenital heart disease

Meet Nadine

Nadine has quickly stolen our hearts with her dimples and bubbly personality. She lights up any room she’s in, and we are so thankful for the privilege of loving and caring for her!


Recent Updates

We’re missing Nadine’s cheerful spirit as she has returned to her guardian orphanage. Before leaving, Nadine got to spend a fun afternoon at the zoo! She loved watching the elephants walk around, and loved eating her creamy popsicle even more. We will miss Nadine greatly, and we pray that she will soon have the opportunity to enter a loving family through adoption.

We recently celebrated Nadine turning 3 years old, and she had a wonderful time at her party! She got a gift bag with stickers, candy, and new hairbows. She loved playing with the balloons and bubbles, but her absolute favorite part of her birthday was enjoying the cupcakes! We love celebrating Nadine. She is happy, cuddly, loads of fun, and always brings a smile to our faces. She’s growing up so quickly, and we’re hopeful for what this new year holds for her!

Nadine has discovered that she loves to paint! We’ve recently been painting a lot with the children at Maria’s Big House of Hope, and Nadine has the best time with a paintbrush in her hand. She usually ends up with paint all over herself, but she does a great job! She enjoys changing out colors and brushes as she works on her masterpieces. It’s a joy to watch her creativity shine!

Nadine is full of joy and she keeps us laughing! She had a jolly Christmas season full of fun. She loved playing with the tinsel and ornaments in our Christmas photo shoot, and she starred as a lamb during our Nativity scene where she was all smiles!

Nadine loved celebrating the season at our Fall Festival where she dressed up as a fairy—complete with wings! She looked darling, and she had a great time at the photo booth, snacking on candy, and playing with balloon animals. Most of all, she was enthralled with the lanterns hanging from the ceiling!

Nadine loved going swimming at our end of summer party. And she looked adorable in her stripes and sunglasses. Though she enjoyed swimming and splashing around, eating watermelon was her favorite part!

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