Sweet little Beatrice! Imagine being stuck in a crib all day….with little opportunity for stimulation anyway, but also having no sense of vision or smell either! Imagine what reconstructive surgery will do for this angel…..the gift to know the beauty of the world around her and the smell of *home*.
Beatrice is doing well medically, she is a good weight so far, but REALLY needs a family! She makes sounds, likes to communicate and interact with others.
The sooner she can get into a family, the better, so she can get the therapy she’ll need to blossom.
From a family who met her in Oct 2012: “I got the pleasure of meeting Beatrice today and such a beautiful baby girl she is. When I looked at her all I could think about as she moved her adorable lips as though she was taking a bottle after waking up from a nap was if she could only get adopted in America the opportunities and what surgery would do for this little girl. Her life would be changed let alone saved. When I visited her it was very emotional even for the staff at the school and tears ran down their face and I held her hand and she squeezed my fingers. She is very loved her and the staff can only hope and pray she finds a forever family to give her all the opportunity and chances in life she so deserves. I have personally adopted and am adopting from this school now twice and it is an incredible school to work with and the children are loved and cared for but when her time is up when she ages out her future will be grim. I pray this precious girl will find her forever family.”
A family that visited her orphanage in May 2013 observed that Beatrice was able to stand in her crib. They also saw that the arm braces have been removed, that she could sit up unassisted and could grip toys in both hands. During a verbal interaction with Beatrice, the family observed that she turned toward their voice in response.
Married couples only. Large families and older parents welcome, travel required. More photos available!