Girl, born Aug. 1999
Diagnoses: arthrogryposis; mental delay
Aubree is very active, easy-going, and friendly. Currently, she lives in a special school-orphanage.
From one of our adoptive families who visited with her in August 2012: She truly is a ray of sunshine! She comes out to greet us in her wheelchair (she has good upper body strength, her legs are fixed straight out in front of her and are tiny. She doesn’t appear to have AMC in her upper limbs at all. She is extremely friendly and happy, she enjoys singing and dances in her wheelchair. She can also use her upper body strength to scoot around the floor. I am so excited that she is available because I know she will be a wonderful daughter if just given a chance. This girl just exudes love and happiness! The orphanage does provide the children with an education, and even music instruction. We were able to see Aubree perform in a concert that the children gave for their visitors (they have help from humanitarian groups that come in to work on the building and work with the children). If anyone asks about her, I would love to talk with them more about the orphanage and the children there. They have my heart!
Update June 2013:
Aubree is a happy, loving, and well-adjusted little girl. She is popular in her groupa and loves to talk to people and attend the Montessori program at her orphanage. That being said, she is a child you don’t want to turn your back to. She can be very aggressive, and bites, pinches, and hits you when she wants attention or is jealous. She is also very dominant and wants to have your attention at all times, which is difficult when there are other children in the room. While she is very smart, I believe she has some mental delay, though how much of this is due to being raised in an orphanage environment is unclear. She was thrilled when I told her a lot of people loved her and were praying for her, and in the right family she would do very well. It would be best if she were the youngest or only child in a family in my opinion, so she can have all the attention she deserves.
*** ADDITIONAL $3000 GRANT AVAILABLE FOR AUBREE’S ADOPTION ***