Dorri came to meet us accompanied by her foster father. It was obvious that he adored Dorri and he told us that she is very smart. He said “We cannot make her life better but we have hope for her to have a better future.” Dorri is fostered by a mom and dad. There is another child in the home who is 3 years old. Dorri plays well with the other child. When asked if she liked animals she told us that she loves dogs and that she has a very big dog at her house. Her foster father started laughing and told us it was a big toy dog! She is described as a very gentle child who loves people and connects well with adults and peers. She does a lot of things at home, cleaning the floor or her parents shoes, just to be helpful. She was observed throwing away her sucker paper and stick and then wiping her own face, without being told. Reportedly she is able to do good self-care.
Her foster father said they have to control the amount of food she eats stating that she seems to keep eating and doesn’t know when to stop. When we asked her if she had a favorite food, she told us her favorite was suckers…after we had just given her one. She speaks very clearly, was very affectionate and was also giving kisses to the orphanage worker. Dancing and singing makes her happy. Her foster father said she rarely throws a tantrum but when she does they ignore her and she quits. She is currently attending Kindergarten at a private special education school. There are 20 students in her class. She is able to read some very simple words and understands what the teacher tells her. She seems very intelligent. When asked her favorite subject, she told us “hula hoop” which we assume is her favorite thing to play with in Kindergarten! Dorri has Down syndrome and an Atrial Septal Defect which has not been repaired. She likes to play outside and ride her scooter and tricycle. Her favorite color is red and she enjoys playing with stuffed animals.
$22.95 has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!