Find My Family: Francesca

April 23, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Beautiful Francesca, born in November 2012, is a happy girl who warms up to people quickly. She enjoys playing with other children and dancing to music. Sometimes she pats her caregiver’s shoulder and gives her a kiss – usually because she wants to eat whatever food her caregiver has!

Francesca is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and has no other known health needs.

When she arrived at the orphanage at two years old, she could crawl very fast, and once she turned three she was able to walk on her own. As of October 2016 she can run for a short distance and she can grasp objects. During study period she sits quietly and listens, though she has some trouble concentrating. She understands simple directions, and point to her eyes, ears, nose and mouth when they are named.

Her speech is delayed, but she can say some simple words like “dad” and “aunt.” This friendly little one needs a family – one who is willing to share their snacks!

There is a video of Francesca in all of her giggly-sweetness here.

Francesca’s file is currently with WACAP. She has a $4,000 grant available for qualified families. For more information, please email

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