Girl, born 2014
Down syndrome, anal atresia
Listed: August 2017
Feb 2020 Update: Maya is a beyond precious girl, born in February of 2014, who is waiting for her forever family to fall in love with her sweet face! Maya likes to go on the rocking horse and play catch with her friends. When she sees herself in a mirror, she gets excited. Maya knows her name and turns with a smile when she is called. Maya is described as energetic and smiley. She likes playing with toys (especially musical ones), playing games with adults and with other children in the activity room, and playing outside. Maya also likes to listen to music and watch cartoons. She likes to clap her hands, wave goodbye, and blow kisses.
Maya can understand directions from an adult, such as, “Come drink, please.” She will put down her toy and come over. She can also respond to others asking for her objects. Maya entered a foster family in September of 2014. She spends 5.5 hours a day in the grandmother’s class at the orphanage, where she receives physical therapy and developmental training. The rest of the time she is with her foster family and she is very close to her foster mother. Maya was born with Down syndrome and anal atresia (stoma fistula on the abdomen). She also has alpha thalassemia (just a carrier). On September 13th, 2015 she received reconstructive surgery in Beijing. In March of 2016, she returned back to her home orphanage. She recovered well after the surgery. The doctors at the orphanage help her to do dilatation each day. Now she can use the potty for defecation and urination. Maya’s orphanage, a former MAA orphanage, reports that she is high functioning. She can follow directions well and can now dance to a whole song without any help from the teacher- a few songs actually! Does your family have room in your home and hearts for this treasure?
There’s a $5000 grant available for Maya’s adoption with her current agency.
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant! Through 2020, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***