Magnolia can run, jump, walk backwards and forward, and climb stairs up and down. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. Her hands can move freely and are flexible. She can eat with chopsticks and spoons, and drink with a cup. She can paint and enjoys reading picture books. She loves to play with blocks, listen to music and watch cartoons. She can understand some words and use simple communication to express her needs. She knows where things are and can help her foster mom find her shoes. She has been described by orphanage staff as being introverted and attached to her foster mom. She enjoys playing by herself and watching other children play games, and she attends kindergarten.
Girl, Age: 11
Primary Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Listed: Sep 2017
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Magnolia was found abandoned when she was around 13 months old. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease (VSD). A color ultrasound of her heart is available with her adoption file.