Boy, Born May 30, 2001
Alex is a handsome young man who is already living in the mental institution. Despite this he has a wonderful, open, and affectionate personality. His medical records indicate congenital hydrocephaly, but he does not appear “hydrocephalic”. Alex is able to walk with assistance, and will truly blossom with family support and therapy.
From his medical records: severe grade of mental delay, congenital hydrocephaly, divergent/external squint, glaucoma, lower paraparesis, and flat foot
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.