With big, dark eyes and a full head of hair, this little girl is easy to love. She was born by caesarean surgery to a woman with gestational diabetes, and was hospitalized for ten days from her birth on January 16, 2010 for respiratory difficulties. Since then, she has struggled to develop in a predictable manner, but doctors are not sure why. All her tests (MRI, heart, vision, hearing, Down syndrome) have been normal. Also a karyotyping showed normal chromosomal patterns. She previously was living with a foster family who described her as a child with a huge smile and happy nature. She was transferred to a care center where she could receive regular therapies for her development delays. She is now reportedly able to walk on her own and seems to be on target for her motor skills. She still has delayed speech development. Since receiving therapy her house mother, whom she goes home with every night, has reported that she no longer avoids eye contact or pushes her body back when held.
She is a happy and smiling child who likes being with others. She is ready for a family who is open to developmental delays, and has access to ongoing medical treatment, including physical therapy. The best family will be one with flexible expectations of her abilities when she is older. There are many unknowns about this cutie, and a family who understands this will be the one who succeeds with her. State of residence may be flexible, please contact Erin for more details.
$58.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!