Oh my goodness!
Darling Elia is an active, smiley, and loved little girl… and just so darn cute! She was born in February of 2015 with Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect – VSD.
Elia has good fine motor skills. She is closest to the caretaker who looks after her and really likes to interact with her. Elia plays and gets along well with the other children. She likes to play with brightly colored toys.
At the time Elia’s file was prepared, Elia could make sounds, sit, crawl, stand while holding onto an object, and take a few steps while her hands were held.
Elia understand the meaning of the word ‘no’ and responds to her name being called. She will share a toy with a friend or caretaker if asked. Elia can follow simple directions and will clap her hands, dance, and shake her head yes/no. A good cuddle helps to calm her down if she gets upset.
What Elia needs most is a forever family to come for her now!
Elia was under the care of Show Hope, where she went by Nadine, up until this summer when she was recalled to her home orphanage.
You can learn more about Elia from those at Show Hope (where she was called Nadine) who knew her and loved her well.
There is a $1,500 agency grant for Elia’s adoption with Madison Adoption Associates. 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 are officially matched with a child.
Elia needs a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting her. If you have an approved home study or a home study in process and are interested in adopting Elia, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.