Boy, Born December 3, 2001
You know he is the one, when you walk into the building, he runs to greet you and takes you for a tour of the place. Andrew is medically healthy, but shows many of the facial characteristics of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). He is cognitively delayed, but active and friendly, with great potential in a family environment.
From his medical records: microcephaly
As with all children living in these difficult conditions, this child’s cognitive development has regressed significantly since he/she was younger. It is of crucial importance that any family considering the adoption of an older child from the mental institution setting be well prepared for what to expect with regards to how the neglect and lack of adequate medical care and nourishment has affected this child. These children all have TREMENDOUS potential for improvement, and deserve to have a life outside these four walls.