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Arina Y. 14G

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Girl, born September 2008
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark
Character: calm, quiet

Diagnosis: Down syndrome


Tiny Arina weighs just 17 lbs. She can walk independently and pick up small objects. She does not play with toys and throws (surprisingly far considering her teeny size!) whatever she picks up. She loves to be held, lifts her arms to be picked up and climbs into offered arms or laps immediately. She has an endearing habit of taking the hands of the person on whose lap she is sitting and pulling them around her in a hug. She makes consistent, steady eye contact, but does not respond to or imitate facial expressions or sounds. She turns when her caregivers say her name and seems to recognize and prefer them. She tires and overwhelms easily and chews her thumbs, flicks or sucks her tongue or grinds her teeth. These behaviors stop as soon as she is held close and gently rocked.

Arina is in a very good baby house, but will be transferred soon. This little cuddlebug needs a mama to scoop her up and snuggle her until she is ready to come out of her shell!  Lots more photos available, SINGLE MOMS WELCOME.  This is a great region to adopt from!

Arina’s grant of $1482.50 was gifted to Lanie.  

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