Adorable 22-month-old Seth lived in the orphanage from the time he was a newborn until January or this year. At that time, Seth was put into the care of a foster family and he has been very close with his foster mother from the start. He also likes having a foster brother and his update below mentions that he now has a baby foster sister who he absolutely adores!
Seth once got to take the train to the capital city of his province for a medical examination. It was his first time taking the train. He was very excited and active all the way there, smiling at other passengers who passed by his seat and waving goodbye to the attendant as he got off.
Seth’s older foster brother spoils him, so sometimes he will be a little bit of a stinker towards him, but he loves playing with him. Seth is not a picky eater. His favorite foods are apples and candy. He will get to his foster mother quite quickly when he sees her opening a piece of candy.
As of June, when his file was written, Seth was walking while holding onto something, but his update from this month mentions that he can now walk independently. He has excellent communication and understanding ability – his mental abilities are completely normal and he is able to speak in short sentences.
Seth is newly listed with Madison Adoption Associates via an orphanage partnership! Seth is diagnosed as having bilateral deformity of upper limbs (which appears to be arthrogryposis). MAA just received a written update with new pictures and it appears Seth is doing great in his foster family while he waits for his forever family to see him and bring him home!
September 2016 Update:
1. How is his mental ability compared to peers the same age?
His mental ability is normal.
2. How does his special need affect his health?
So far it has not been found to affect his health.
3. Is he potty trained?
He is still in diapers, but he will point to the diapers to ask an adult to change his diaper when it gets dirty.
4. Please describe his personality in details.
He is happy, active, extroverted, talkative, and busy.
5. Is he well behaved and obedient?
Yes, he is well behaved and obedient.
6. How are his gross motor skills? Can he walk, run, jump, walk upstairs and downstairs by himself? Can he kick a ball? Can he pick up a ball? Any limited functions?
He can walk and run by himself. He can crawl onto the sofa and can kick balls. His hands cannot bend, so his hand functions are limited.
7. How are his fine motor skills? Can he draw or scribble on paper? Can he pick up little things with his fingers?
He can pick up pen and likes drawing on paper. He can turn the radio of and off to his favorite channel. He can pick up a tooth pick and drop it into the garbage can. His hands are limited when he eats.
8. Is he in any kind of school?
He is too young for school.
9. How is his emotional development? Is the child attached to anyone? Who is he close to? Does he care for other people?
His emotional development is very normal. He is very close to his foster family members and especially close to his foster mother. He cares for a little sister who is just 6 months old. He will play with the little girl everyday. He will kiss her when she wakes up and often make her laugh.
10.How are his social skills? Does he get along well with other children and adults?
His social skills are very good. He gets along well with his foster brother and sister.
11. Is he under foster care or living in the orphanage? If foster, when did he enter the foster home? How does he do there? Has it been the same foster home all the time?
He got into this foster family since Jan. 22, 2016. The foster parents love him very much and take good care of him. He is very happy in this family.
12. How is the language ability of the child? What can he say? Can he speak one word, two words or sentences ? Can he express his needs well? Is his language ability the same as peers of the same age?
He can say some daily words, can call people properly “gege”, “qiqi”, “yeye”,”nainai”,etc. He can say four word sentences. He likes imitating adults. His language ability is similar to kids of to peers the same age.
13. Can the child follow directions of adults? One step, two steps, or three steps?
He understands a lot of things and can follow directions to do something he is capable of, like dropping garbage, turning on the TV, getting something.
14. Is the child on any medication?
Height: 83 cm
Weight: 11 kg
Head Circ: 47 cm
Chest circ: 48 cm
Foot length: 13 cm,
There is a $2,000 agency grant with Madison Adoption Associates for Seth’s adoption. 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 Seth’s file or in adopting Seth, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form.