Boy, born June 2009
Mixed specific developmental disorder (significant gross motor, speech and language delays)
This sweet little boy was abandoned by his biological mother at the hospital after he had repeated pneumonia and suffered from immuno-suppression. Lacking stimulation and care as a young child has made development for Jeffrey very slow. Nevertheless, Jeffrey has been advancing in his development at a rapid pace ever since living in foster care. Jeffrey is still delayed in his speech and communication, but is very affectionate to his foster family as well as to adults and other children in his preschool program. Jeffrey is able to draw, identify body parts, and is happy, obedient and potty trained in the daytime. Jeffrey is full of joy!
Currently, Jeffrey is pending a surgery for an umbilical hernia. Although he has developmental delays, his neurologist suspects that Mucopolysaccharidosis could play a part in his physical state (weakness in his legs). No medical test has supported this one doctor’s hypothesis.
Photo available for serious inquiries. He is ADORABLE!
Because we only have this child’s file for a short time, he will not be able to receive donations until a family is found for him. The agency anticipates they’ll have his file for 3-6 months.