Cerebral Palsy (spastic quadriplegic type) with scoliosis, wasting, and profound Intellectual Disorder.
She has regular evaluation with a developmental pediatrician and regular check-ups with pediatric neurologist, ped gastro enterologist and nutrition specialist. She regularly attends physical and occupational therapy once a week and homebased therapy is continuously being provided by the houseparent as per instruction from the therapist.
Serene is a beautiful girl with a contagious smile, born in June of 2014 with cerebral palsy (spastic quadriplegic) and scoliosis. She is listed as having cognitive delays as well. Serene has regular evaluations with a developmental pediatrician and regular check-ups with her pediatric neurologist, gastro enterologist, and nutrition specialist. She regularly attends physical and occupational therapy once a week and receives continuous home-based therapy by her houseparent, as per instruction from the therapist. Serene smiles when somebody plays or talks with her. She laughs while watching other children play. She cries when wet, in an uncomfortable position, and when she hears thunder. Serene enjoys watching cartoon shows and listening to nursery rhymes. Serene is fully dependent on the care of her houseparent since her development is limited. She can put her head up, but she is unable to sustain it for longer period of time. She can sit up straight but tends to tilt forward. Serene cannot pull herself to sitting. She reaches her hand out to get the block or object, but she might swipe the block off the table. She can hold objects or blocks using her right hand. Serene can open her hands, but her left wrist is flexed. She can raise both hands slowly. She can hold biscuits and slowly puts it in her mouth. Serene can place both feet on the floor and make steps while the houseparent or therapist holds her body, though her legs are crossed. Serene’s care center hopes for her to be placed in a family who will unconditionally love her, despite of her health condition, and one who has enough resources to sustain her therapy and medical needs.
There is a $500 agency fee reduction for Serene’s adoption with the listing adoption agency. Additional agency fees may be available with that agency, based on the adoptive family’s circumstances.
Serene needs a family with an approved home study to be able to adopt her.