Darling Elia is an active, smiley, and loved little girl with down syndrome and a congenital heart defect- VSD. Elia has good fine motor skills. She is closest to the caretaker who looks after her and really likes to interact with her. Elia plays and gets along well with the other children. She likes to play with brightly colored toys. At the time Elia’s file was prepared, Elia could make sounds, sit, crawl, stand while holding onto an object, and take a few steps while her hands were held. Elia understand the meaning of the word ‘no’ and responds to her name being called. She will share a toy with a friend or caretaker if asked. Elia can follow simple directions and will clap her hands, dance, and shake her head yes/no. A good cuddle helps to calm her down if she gets upset. What Elia needs most is a forever family!
There is a $1,500 agency grant for Elia’s adoption with her current agency. There is an extra $1,500 Down Syndrome Awareness grant for families that contract with this agency and commit to adopting a child with Down syndrome during the month of October! Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.