Boy, born September 2010
Jeremiah's mother died shortly after birth. He has a father and grandmother who love him dearly. With his special needs, they do not feel they can continue to care for Jeremiah at home. They love to visit him when they are able.
Jeremiah has bilateral cataracts. He is believed to be mostly blind (may see some light). He was born with imperforated anus, but that has since repaired itself.
From someone who works with him: Jeremiah is such a happy go lucky little boy. He is always in a good mood and loves to play. His nannies often brag about how good of a baby he is. They say he eats well, sleeps well, and plays well. They all love him dearly! Jeremiah recently (Aug 2011) learned how to crawl. I didn't think it was possible for Jeremiah to be any happier, but now that he is mobile he appears to be even happier than I have ever seen before! He can pull himself up to stand and loves to bounce. I'm sure it won't be long before Jeremiah is walking and talking! He already babbles nonstop and loves to make noise. If Jeremiah is awake, it's guaranteed he is "talking!" He loves to hear his little voice. Jeremiah loves to play with toys and often holds them in front of his face. His Dad and Grandma come to visit him very often, and although he is young, he still seems to be bonded with them. Jeremiah loves to be held and given attention. He is an amazing little boy who is capable of so much! It's been amazing to see how far this little guy has come over the few months that he has been in our care. I'm confident he's going to continue to amaze us as he reaches more and more developmental stages! He truly is one of the happiest babies I know!