DOB April 2009
Joshua has HIV and HSV/CMV. He can be adopted with other unrelated children in the region. He is in a ‘psychoneurological’ baby house which means he will most likely be transferred to a mental institute if he doesn’t have a family by age 4. This is a decent baby house. The nannies are caring. The children have access to outdoor play, physical therapy play equipment and a sensory room. The children here have access to ARV medication and see a specialist doctor twice per year. Additional photos and video available.
Update from Aug 2012:
It’s important for a family who is considering adopting Joshua to know that he has recently been diagnosed as having a “disorder of emotion and behavior” that has an aggressive nature. He recently began a medication that his caregivers say is helping, but not completely removing the problem. He is a very active child and very bright and he is not getting the educational/mental stimulation that he needs at his orphanage, although he is getting good medical care and they are on top of the new behavior issues.
Joshua would do best in a home where he will have lots of time and attention focused on him, where there are no young children, and parents who are prepared to handle his difficult behavior. Additional information available for serious inquiries.
Additional pictures available.
Joshua’s grant of $63.00 has been gifted to Xavier in Asia.
***This child is in a country that is currently not accepting new commitments. We can no longer accept grant donations or inquiries for this child, but we have not given up on any of these children and encourage all of our Prayer Warriors to continue their efforts! When and if this country program re-opens for adoptions, we will relist this child and begin seeking an adoptive family immediately.***