Boy, born March 2006
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Eyes and hair black
*The agency has a video of him at 6 years, 2 months old. He is putting together a puzzle, playing on a playground, and adorable! Video available for serious inquiries*
Oh my goodness, the grin on this boy! Even with the poor quality of the picture, Jaeger’s personality shines!
The information we have is from 2009, when he was 3 years old. He has received special ed services, starting in 2008. He can understand and follow sample instructions, he begins games and has started potty training. He eats well, and feeds himself.
He walks and moves well through obstacles. He has good eye-hand coordination while playing, but not good eye-feet coordination yet. He loves the pool. He likes his caregivers and smiles and is very affectionate.
He is really a happy boy and healthy, with good skills for his age.
The paperwork also stated that at the time, he needed treatment for his teeth.
Update from 2010:
He starts his own games, he likes making strokes with pencil or crayons, he can now use scissors . He helps keep the toys in right places.
Jaeger is a social child, he participates with his peers, he integrates into a group, he walks, runs, jumps, climbs and turns without difficulty; but he is not aware of the danger. He receives physical therapy and occupational therapy to increase his abilities.
- Large families okay (with adequate space in the home)
- One trip – total travel time 21-30 days in country (one parent can leave earlier)
- Average length of time from Dossier submission to travel is 7-10 months
- Total costs estimated around $27,000