Girl, born September 2007
FAS, cognitive delays, anemia, ADD, congenital malformation of ribs NOS: pectus excavatum congenital heart defect: Atrial septal defect
What a little doll! She may be a strawberry blonde? Cara is a sweet little girl with many of the challenges of fetal alcohol syndrome. Facial features, cognitive/academic delays, inattention, and heart condition are all common symptoms of FAS. She previously had a diagnosis of Hep C, but we believe that was preliminary at birth. Families should be aware of this and prepared, but not expect it to be the case. Cara will need to be followed by a cardiologist.
From one of our adoptive families who met her in 2013: Cara seems to be a very bright girl all around. She wanted to sneak out into the room where we were playing with our daughter. They all try When she was told to come in she would quickly sit by our side and say, “but I’m going to sit here nicely and play, I promise.” I felt so bad when they would make her come in. She DID play very nicely. She didn’t throw any tantrums. We gave her a mini slinkie to keep and she was so excited and said thank you and ran back into the room. Her hair is cut much shorter and she is petite. She got her shoes on and off by herself…and fast when told she could play after her shoes were on. She would really thrive in a family. This region waives the 10 day wait usually too which is extra nice.
Cara is facing transfer this year and urgently needs a family to give her the life and future she deserves. This region often waives the waiting period! Married couples only, older parents and large families OK, travel required.