Lauren says “HI Mama!! I’m here waiting for you!” (in this photo she is riding a rocking horse!)
Lauren is a super-sweet and active little girl. She is very social and affectionate, and will do well in a family setting.
From her medical records: chondrodysplasia
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.