Waiting to be Chosen: Liam

July 16, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Liam was born in August of 2012 and is listed with AAC.

When AAC staff first met Liam in May of 2016, he was shy and quiet. But it didn’t take too long for him to open up and show them how amazingly bright he is! When given the choice of toys to play with, he picked a small puzzle and worked at it for a while. Then, with a little coaxing, they convinced him to count. He wasn’t even 4 years old yet and he counted all the way to 100! It is evidence of how much he is loved by his foster mother, she works to teach him many things. She says he is very smart and a fast learner. He loves learning and soaks things up like a sponge. He is also very confident. If he sees other children showing off their skills, he walks up and says, “I can do it too.” And he usually does!

Liam gets along very well with other children. He has a foster sister (who will soon be joining her forever family) that he loves to play with. He often tries to teach her the things that he has learned, like counting. He has a very sweet and gentle nature. Liam also likes to chat with grown-ups. He’s overall pretty easy going.

Liam had a hernia which has been repaired. He also has the following vision issues: nystagmus of the right side, corneal opacity on the right side, no lens of the right side and microphthalmia on the left side. He has not had any corrective surgery or treatment on his eyes. His foster mother says that his vision issues do not affect his daily life very much. He walks around independently and only seems to bump into things if it is dark. When agency staff met him they noticed that he wasn’t slowed down at all. He ran and played ball with the other children. He played with a puzzle too, and when asked, he got up and found the garbage can to throw something away. He really had no limitations that they saw. This little guy is very special indeed. He is so full of potential…all he needs is a family to call his own! Could that family perhaps be yours?

Here is a video of Liam. He is quiet at first but about half way through, his personality starts to shine.

If you would like to learn more about this sweet boy, please contact AAC by email or by phone at 970-775-4683.

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