Petey is a precious little boy who will be three years old at the end of this year. He can sit, walk back and forth against the bed rails, and drink water from a bottle. He likes to play with rattles and stuffed animals. Petey smiles at familiar people and makes good eye contact with people speaking to him. He laughs when teased by his caretakers and responds when others ask for things. Petey understand instructions such as sit up, stand up, and lie down when it’s time to have his diaper changed. He follows directions and plays happily with kids next to him. He has good imitating abilities and likes to babble and shake his body to the music. Petey was born with down syndrome and beta thalassemia minor (carrier, but not transfusion dependent).
There is a $5,000 agency grant for Petey’s adoption with his current agency.