Darren is a little boy we learned of through one of our adoptive families who traveled late last year to Eastern Europe.
From his medical records: Multiple congenital defects of development, CNS, eyes, locomotory apparatus, congenital bilateral clubfoot, strabismus
Darren is significantly delayed cognitively and physically. He is typically a content child. he is able to stand, but only with help. Physical therapy and surgery can do wonders for him. He is facing transfer this year, and will remain bedridden for life if he is not adopted.
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Due to the significant needs of this child, we would request that any family considering him be home study approved and/or have experience caring for children with severe medical and physical special needs.
From a family who met him in late 2012:
He is gentle with others. When he is upset or overwhelmed, he often does ‘self-stim’ movements such as hand writhing or vocalizations. He listens and follows very basic directions from his caregivers. I have also observed him to be content to sit still and people watch as well as engage in quiet, exploratory play on their small jungle gym. He walks with just a little bit of help.
I have noted a developmental delay in all areas which is a natural occurrence with a child who has either congenital or environmental trauma to his central nervous system and has been institutionalized.
Darren is affectionate. He would love to have a mother and a father. I’m sure he would also adore any siblings from what I saw of his interaction with others in his room.
$6099.90 is available towards the cost of my adoption!