waiting child highlight: WACAP

July 18, 2014 by nohandsbutours advocating, Children Who Wait, WACAP 0 Comments

Oh the cuteness of these sweet little ones!

Taylor, born October 2012, was found at one month old. He was sent to a foster home in December 2012 where he developed well. By November 2013, he could crawl quickly, can stand while holding onto something, and pick up small items with his thumbs and fingers. At that time, he wasn’t speaking yet, but caretakers felt he was still young and would learn in the future, and that his cognitive development is normal.

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He’s outgoing, but occasionally shy. An easygoing child, he’s happy when nannies play with him, and will smile at them while tilting his head to the side. If he is unhappy, a cuddle from a nanny calms him quickly, as cuddling is his favorite thing! Taylor has a 45 X karyotype and a sensitive need.

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Taylor’s file is currently with WACAP. There is a $4000 grant for families who qualify to assist with this adoption.

And look at these cheeks! This is Grayson, born November 2012. He is a quiet little boy who is fond of his caretakers. He had some muscle tension when he was first admitted to the orphanage, but after treatment that is much improved. When he was 11 months old, he could crawl on his hands and knees, and would play on the ground with other children. When in the baby walker, he can get quite far! The nannies feel he needs exercise, and have him practice crawling often.

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He knows the caretaker who takes care of him the most, and will call “dad” though it’s not clear. He’ll smile when nannies tease him, and loves to be held. When they introduced solid foods he had indigestion, so at 11 months he was still just having milk. Grayson was born with a form of spina bifida, as well as hydrocephalus, and has had surgery for each when he was just a few months old. We’d love to request an update for an interested family to see how he’s doing now!

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Grayson’s file is also with WACAP. There is a $2000 grant available to families who qualify to assist with this adoption.

Please contact the Advocacy Team or Elizabeth at WACAP for more information on beginning the journey to bring one of these precious boys home.

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