Waiting for a Family: Wallace

March 20, 2017 Children Who Wait, Liberty 0 Comments

Three-year-old Wallace couldn’t be cuter! He started rehabilitation training shortly after being found as an approximately one-month-old baby. Wallace loves to share and play with other children. He is shy around strangers, but opens up once comfortable. Wallace loves to be praised and enjoys spending time with familiar people. His file diagnoses him as having a limb deformity, which appears to be arthrogryposis.

He learned how to use his hips and arms instead of pointing to get what he wanted, such as snacks, toys, etc. He has always loved watching the other children play with blocks and wished he could play with them too. Wallace doesn’t let his special need completely stop him though- he is said to be very clever. He has learned how to help close doors and likes calling the names of the other children who are in the same room as him. Wallace is a happy and healthy little boy who isn’t going to let arthrogryposis hold him back. What a gift he will be to a very lucky family- could it be yours?

March 2017 Written Update:

Wallace’s response and reaction are poor. He can say simple sentences but not clearly. The muscle tone of both upper limbs is low. He has deformed hands. The muscle tone of both lower limbs is a little high. He can sit and stand with support. He can walk unsteadily. He gets up at 6:30am, takes nap at 1:00, goes to bed at 9:00pm. He eats at 7:00am, 11:00 and 17:00. He sleeps and eats well. He will greet people, for example, saying “hi, ayi”, “zaijian”. He can answer some simple questions. He is active. He likes music and is a happy and energetic child.

Wallace is listed with Madison Adoption Associates. There is a $2,000 agency grant for Wallace’s adoption with MAA. There is an extra $1,000 grant for Wallace’s adoption if a family moves forward in March, making his MAA grant $3,000! 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 (January and July) and to families that already matched with a child.

If you are interested in reviewing Wallace’s file or in adopting Wallace, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here: MAA Prospective Adoptive Parents – Waiting Child Review Form.

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