Boy, born July 2003
Little Kiril was born with microcephaly (a small head) as a result of FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome). He is considered significantly delayed. He has brown hair and brown eyes, and so desperately wants to know life outside of this orphanage. He is a darling little boy, and the orphanage director would so love to find a family for him soon. He is able to stand, and can walk with help, but his speech is very delayed. With therapy and a loving family and educational opportunities, Kirill has so much potential in life!
Kiril has been transferred to a special needs school, not an institution. We have several other children waiting there who could be adopted with him.
If you are unfamiliar with FAS, please spend some time researching this condition. Just as with Down syndrome, FAS and FAE have a wide variation of effects on each child, both medically, physically, and cognitively. This is typically dependent on how long during the pregnancy the mother consumed alcohol, and of course, how much. There is no way to know this ahead of time.
UPDATE Nov 2013: He is able to walk and his movements are coordinated. He has difficulties feeding himself. He understands and obeys commands and communicates with children but is non verbal. He can make pyramids and figures out of blocks. The doctors work with him and things improve.
UPDATE Fall 2012: Kiril is making progress, he can walk independently, he tries to service himself, tries to hold a spoon and eat by himself. He doesn’t speak, but tries to repeat words. He is very nice, quiet, not aggressive and very handsome, all caregivers love him.
He needs a family NOW.