Girl, born 2014
Down syndrome, congenital heart conditions – ASD/VSD- complete endocardial cushion defect
Listed: Oct 2019; update from Oct 2019. The agency has video available.
Gross motor skills: She can sit on her own. She can crawl with support of her hands and knees. She can stand up when holding on something. She can take steps when you holding her hands or side-walk when holding onto something. Self-care: She can hold her milk bottle with her hands. Fine motor skills: She can pass the item from one hand to the other. She can use her index finger to point to something. Cognition: She can imitate adults’ simple acts, such as clapping hands, giving hugs, etc. She understands something that cannot be seen exists. Social skills and emotion: She can make simple social acts, such as sharing her toys, giving hugs, or giving you a smile. She knows when you call her name. Speech skills: She knows you are talking about her when her name is heard. She will listen to you talking when you hold her. She expresses her needs with cries.
Ellie is a beautiful little girl, described as extroverted, active, and smiley. She is close to her foster grandmother, mother, and father and will get sad when they leave her. Ellie gets very excited and happy watching other children play! At the time her file was prepared, Ellie could make sounds and alert her foster grandmother that she had needed something by crying. She would crawl to touch her friends’ heads to express kindness. Ellie was also said to be a good sleeper and a good eater. She loves eating bananas. We’re hoping to get an update on Ellie and that her forever family sees her soon!
There is a $2,500 agency grant Ellie’s adoption with a specific adoption 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! ***