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Girl, born November 2008
Diagnosis:  Down syndrome
Her skin is light brown; her hair is straight and black


Maelie’s mother wanted her, but she was unable to take care of her.

Her speech is delayed; she had difficulties expressing herself and is better with physical responses.  She likes to be with people and reacts with affection.  She smiles all the time, sleeps well and eats different meals.

Overall, she is reported to be healthy.   She was tested for HIV, hepatitis and venereal deases and all were negative.  It doesn’t mention if she has been seen by a cardiologist.

A firsthand report from someone who met her in July 2012:

She was so beautiful.  Her hair was short and dark.  The look in her deep dark eyes was pure innocence.  She wasn’t afraid at all.  She had a curious look on her face as she looked at us.  Then came that smile.  Her smile made your heart skip a beat.  She was such a happy little girl.  I held her and she kept smiling and touching my face.  She probably hasn’t seen a lot of tall white guys before.  We sat down and I held her towards the ground to see if she could stand on her own.  Not only did she stand but she took off running and giggling.  The nun had to chase her down!  It was hilarious! … I need to find a family for this little girl.  She would be such a blessing to a family.  There is something different about her.  I could see it in her eyes and felt it when I was holding her.  She deserves a good family and a good family deserves her.


  • Large families okay (with adequate space in the home)
  • One trip – total travel time 21-30 days in country (one parent can leave earlier)
  • Average length of time from Dossier submission to travel is 7-10 months
  • Total costs estimated around $27,000

$13,523.00 is available towards the cost of my adoption!

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