From her medical records: absence of rectum, cranial bones deformity, multiple development pathologies, severe dermatitis, delay of development but she is very smart and active
Hannah is a very friendly girl. She likes to play different toys, with other children of her group. She is very smiling, easy-going girl. She understands everything, but she does not talk yet. She is a smart girl. She is walking independently.
Hannah was born with deformed cranial bones. Hannah is very smart, she is nearly walking, and has striking blue eyes and a smile to warm your heart! She has severe dermatitis, from what they are not sure. She was also born without a rectum, and presumably uses a colostomy bag at this time. She will definitely need to be seen by a gastroenterologist once home.
From an adoptive family who visited with her in June 2010: ” Hannah is a precious little angel that despite her challenges, is unbelievably full of life. She loves her walker, especially moving “lightening fast” down the hallway, to the playroom, whenever she has the chance. She is a little spit fire…who has a mind of her own;) We took her pacifier (which she loves) out of her mouth to snap a few pictures and she made herself perfectly clear that she wanted it back:) She is developing very well and walks by holding on to her caretakers finger. She can hold a ball/toy and is very social little girl. She happily perked and stood up to her feet (while in her walker) when I bent down and spoke to her. When my camera flashed, she threw her little hands up to her face and smiled. She is an absolute favorite of her caretakers and the Orphanage Director. The “blue” on her skin is an anteseptic that is applied as a result of her extreme skin allergy. Given the chance, this little one will grow by leaps and bounds. She sure stole my heart!”
Hannah is doing well, she is still in the orphanage and will be available for adoption when she turns 5 in September. She is a sweet girl! Unfortunately, pictures cannot reflect it, but she is very charming! We would be happy if a good family could adopt her ASAP!
We got to meet Hannah while touring the special needs floor of the baby house in April 2011. She is obviously adored by the staff, and is well cared for. She was super tiny and a little shy, but that didn’t stop her from approaching our daughter who had traveled with us. Although I didn’t hear her make any sounds, she was very expressive and they quickly and easily responded to her. She appeared to fully understand what they were saying to her as well, and did respond with head nodding and shaking a few times. Not only was she walking on her own, she was strong and steady. Able to get up and down, chase the ball, run off with the ball in her hands. She is currently living in a caring environment with a great therapy floor, able to help her to meet her milestones and goals. She will be transferred between the age of 5 & 6 as all children are from this facility. The reality of where she will go, and the group where she will be fit into should a family not arrive for her BEFORE she is transfer is not good. She will quickly regress there.