Goodness gracious – just look at that smile.
Bristol was born in March 2015. She is a sensitive little girl and gazes at people when they talk to her. When her caregiver gently touches her on the head, she will call “mama” and smile.
Bristol is diagnosed with Down syndrome, and also had surgery for a heart defect in February 2016. As of October 2016 she can roll over easily, and hold herself up when lying on her stomach. When lying on her back she will grab her feet to roll around and play.
Her caregivers play a game with her throwing her pillow back and forth, and she smiles when they tease her. She started babbling at six months old, and at a year and half she could say “mama.” Her favorite toys are the ones that make music!
Bristol needs a caring family to help her grow and develop.
Bristol’s file is currently with WACAP. She has a $4,000 grant available for qualified families. For more information, email Ckids@wacap.org.
A few resources or those considering adopting a child with Down syndrome:
An excellent Q and A post on Down syndrome adoption
A dad’s perspective on Down syndrome adoption
More posts on NHBO about Down syndrome
National Down Syndrome Adoption Network Facebook Page
China Adoption Special Needs Information Facebook Group
The National Down Syndrome Society website