Find My Family: Mallory

February 12, 2016 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Mallory is an adorable 11 year old girl who is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership. Mallory came into care as a baby and was showing delays at 8 months of age. Because of the delays, the orphanage had her get a CT scan. The CT scan showed low density shadows of the lateral ventricle in both the parietal and occipital lobe, with the rest of the brain looking normal. Her file officially diagnoses her as having: congenital intracranial infection and cerebral softening or dysmyelination, though both of those have question marks after them in the CT result section of the file.


Mallory started showing a lot of improvement and developmental growth in her pre-school years. Currently, Mallory is studying in the special education school in her city. She can speak some short greetings: hello father, mother, sister, aunt, etc. She can use simple communication when communicating with her caretakers and the other children. Mallory is able to ride a bike, run, climb bars, and jump rope with the other children. She can draw and count from 1 to 10. She likes singing and loves when her good friend dances with her when she is singing her favorite song. Mallory can put on her clothes, brush her teeth, wash her face, and toilet independently. Mallory said she wanted to be adopted and that she would really like to have a family of her own.


There is a $2,000 agency grant for Mallory’s adoption with MAA. Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. MAA also partners with the Brittany’s Hope Foundation for matching grants, which are given out twice a year and to families that already have their letter of approval from China.

If you are interested in reviewing Mallory’s file, please fill out a Waiting Child Review Form with Madison.

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