Waiting Child Highlight: Elena

November 24, 2017 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Meet Elena, a ray of sunshine!

Elena was born in 2005 and is described as an active girl who is headstrong. Though she is sometimes quiet, she enjoys talking and spending time with other kids. She’s sensible and loves for things to be clean; before she leaves a room she will tidy things up on her own initiative.

Like many little girls, she likes acting like a teacher. Elena is diagnosed with congenital spina bifida and in 2006 she underwent surgery for myelomeningocele with good postop recovery.

Videos show she can walk, dribble a basketball, jump rope, and hula hoop for a long time! Elena is able to adapt quickly to a new environment. Although she is growing up, she still likes playing with toys like barbies. When she is done playing with her friends, she’ll sit and watch them play while she draws, or she’ll style her hair in the mirror.

According to an update received in May of 2017, Elena is extroverted and not afraid of strangers. She moved to a boarding school in September 2012, and while caregivers don’t notice any developmental delays, her grades are not very strong. However, her best subject is English. She loves sweets, and enjoys swimming and going outside to play.

Elena would love to have stars on the ceiling of her room, but mostly she is eager to have her own mom and dad where she can live a happy life. WACAP is offering a $4,000 Promise Child Grant for qualified families. Email WACAP for more information.

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