SPECIAL ANGELS ADOPTION
Creating Forever Homes Since 2008
Passion. Advocacy. Empathy.
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Helping Families in all 50 states!
Our support services are completely free to everyone in the adoption triad. We are a licensed custodial adoption agency based in Ohio but helping families in all 50 states.
We provide a way for children with special needs and adoptive families who are willing, thrilled, and highly experienced to parent a child with disabilities and differences to find each other. Our adoptive families want to adopt children with special needs because they have seen the blessing that these children can be and have the knowledge and experience to handle their unique needs.
A Special Bond
SPECIAL ANGELS ADOPTION & THE MARLEE FACTOR FOUNDATION
WHAT IS THE MFF?
One Step at a Time
The foundation was started by Mike and Sara Deaterla in honor of their daughter Marlee. Marlee was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis at birth.
This is a genetic disease which causes tubers/tumors to grow in any organ of the body. In her case the tubers have been in her brain. She has fought many battles in her little life and continues to fight. But she isn't the only one...
There are so many children and families who struggle every day because of chronic illnesses and special needs. This foundation is here to support them with information, support, and grants if needed to help them with the numerous trips to the hospitals.
"Don't think or judge, just listen."