Girl, born 2012
Down syndrome, CHD (Congenital heart defect)
An update from 2016: Rhiannon is a quiet, tiny girl, who appears quite small for her age, and very thin. She has a heart condition, which she has not had surgery for. The nannies say she eats a normal amount, so they are not sure why she’s so thin. When agency staff visited in April 2016, she sat up very stably and was alert, frequently nodding her head and rocking. Caregivers say she doesn’t often reach for toys, but she will react when the nannies make faces or tickle her. She can stand up with support from her nanny under her hands. In the baby walker she can move around very quickly! She will scoot around on her bottom as well to get around, but doesn’t crawl yet. So far she’s not babbling, just making sounds. She does turn to sounds as well.
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant! Through June 30, 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***
has been donated towards the cost of my adoption!