Boy, Born December 2001
Diagnosis: Down syndrome, Hypothyroidism, Language delay, Moderate mental delay
Listed: June 23, 2010
Michael says “HI MOM, do you see me? I’m waiting for you!” Michael is a handsome, happy, and active little boy! He has been blessed to be very loved and well taken care of! But here he is waving to his new mama, wherever she may be! FULL MEDICAL and SOCIAL RECORDS available. Michael is described as very loving and affectionate. He is well adjusted and attached to his caregivers. He is very active and physically capable…a typical boy! He receives therapy regularly and continues to work on his speech. Please consider Michael! His adoption will open doors for so many more children in this wonderful, but small, program!
From his caregivers: Michael attends a school for children with special needs. He has been in the orphanage since he was 2 1/2 years old. Michael is very affectionate and has achieved a certain level of independence. He demonstrates an ability to adapt quickly in various situations and has great capacity to give and receive affection. He is working on improving his pronunciation.
Update Feb 2012: (further records available on development)
He is a child with fast adaptation to new situations, however when he gets confidence and trust to somebody, he has demanding and resistant behavior when somebody don’t do what he wants. The lack of an appropriate way to express his ideas, emotions and thoughts, generates emotions like sadness and frustration; this usually can be manifested in situations who are demanding.
Michael is a happy child, likes to show his affection, affectionate and with big desires of attention. His social development corresponds to mild retardation. In self-reliance activities his performance is independent, for which he only requires slight supervision. In activities which involve expressive and written language he still requires support.
Michael’s country is *beautiful* to visit, and is rich in culture and history. Amazing trip no matter what time of year!