Girl, born 2013
Listed: Feb 2019
Melody is a little peanut who couldn’t be cuter! Melody knows the nanny who takes care of her and is very close to her. She is described as smiley, shy, and energetic. She recognizes the other children in her room and enjoys playing with them. Melody feeds herself with a bottle and likes to eat crackers too. She is afraid of strangers, but will actively ask for hugs from the nanny who cares for her. Being held is one of her very favorite things! Melody will let her nanny know she is not happy if the nanny holds another child first or is too busy to hold her. Melody reacts when called and can understand simple instructions. She is now saying some single words and will say a sentence every once in a while, but it is hard to understand. She is finally walking and appears very small for her age.
Agency staff have met her multiple times and note that she is sweet, has a precious laugh, doesn’t cry much, is often happy, and is a good sleeper. One of our traveling families even had the blessing of meeting her last year. Melody will surely bring so much joy to her forever family!
The agency has several photos — and videos! NEW VIDEO (make sure to see her beaming smile when she finally gets picked up at about the 41 second mark); and 2018 VIDEO from when a traveling family met her.
Melody’s current adoption agency has a $5000 grant for her adoption!
*** I am eligible for an additional $5,000 Grant! Through the end of 2019, children with Down syndrome ages 6-9 are eligible for a $5000 Older Child Grant! ***