Meet Blake! Born February 2014, he is described as an affectionate little boy who loves to be held—he’ll sweetly lean his head against his caregiver’s shoulder when she carries him in her arms.
He was born with a hemangioma on his face; according to his report, there are no concerns regarding his eyesight or hearing abilities. During his early days at the orphanage, he quickly adapted to his new environment and participated in an early education program for infants. When he was 8 months old, he could roll over and sit up when leaning against something. He loved being held and would smile happily when his caregivers kissed him. At 9 months old, he always listened to his caregivers attentively, could search for the sources of sounds/voices, and could mimic simple words. When he was around 1 year old, he could transfer toys between each hand, babble, and recognize his name when called. He can say words such as “mama”, “baba”, “gege”, and “jiejie”!
According to his file, his development is normal compared to same-age peers. He hasn’t had any serious illnesses, seizures, taken any medicines, or been hospitalized during his time at the orphanage. His caregivers describe him as shy at times but always quick to smile! WACAP has several updated videos of him walking and playing in the orphanage.
WACAP is offering a $2,000 Promise Child Grant for qualified families! Email WACAP for more information about Blake!