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Rachel Nadya Valeria was adopted from Russia with an unrepaired unilateral cleft lip and palate at 2-1/2 years old. Her pictures are presented to you by her parents, Dean and Beth.
|This was the first picture we saw of
Rachel, and we just fell in love with her! This picture was taken at the
orphanage when Rachel was 2 years old.
We went to Russia in June 1999 to adopt Rachel. She was a little over 2-1/2 years old. She was so precious! Here she is on the plane ride home from Moscow.
|This is Rachel with her new siblings
in July '99. Left to Right: Micah (almost 3), Danielle (4), Rachel (2-3/4) and
Benjamin (18 months).
Rachel had surgery to repair her cleft lip in August 1999. This is Rachel just before surgery. The surgery was completed in 45 minutes!
|This is Rachel enjoying a popsicle
about a month after surgery.
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