Dawn #17-1

dawn-2017-croppedGirl, born February 15, 2001 #AGINGOUT!

Down Syndrome, congenital cardiac malformation – atrium septum defect, left-right shunt – surgically corrected and strabismus.

Listed: September 2010

AGES OUT IN FEBRUARY 2017

A family must file the I-800A immigration application before her 16 th birthday

New pic February 2017!  

Update from Nov 2016:  Dawn walks with an unsteady gait. When going up stairs, she requires an adult to hold one hand and pull her arm to get her to take a step. She requires physical prompts to comply with verbal directions.  Dawn does not consistently respond to her name, and she does not make eye contact. She does not initiate contact with other children and rarely initiates contact with adults. She has auto aggressive behaviors: hits herself in the head and pokes her eyes.

Dawn does not have established skills to play. She will hold an object, but does not use it correctly.  She does not like bath time and has difficulty sleeping. She has significant tongue protrusion, which impacts feeding. She cannot feed herself and is not toilet trained.

Cautionary disclosure:  This child has numerous signs of Autism. She did not like being touched, the hand over hand “help” either.  She is running out of time to find a family, and she needs a family who is prepared and fully-equipped to care for her needs.  The agency has additional photos, videos and information for inquiring families.

*** Dawn has received a $15,000 Older Child Grant! ***