Beatrice is a beautiful girl, born in June of 2016, with a precious smile and gentle spirit. She was living in a foster family sponsored by Love Without Boundaries, where she had an older foster sister who absolutely adored her.
Her latest update, which you can read below, reports that she is back in the care of the orphanage. Beatrice’s caretakers say she is active, lovely, and outgoing. Beatrice likes listening to music, playing with toys, and playing interactive games with her caretakers. She loves to be held and hugged. She is very obedient and is a very good eater and sleeper.
She can sit, crawl, and roll over on her own, but she has limited use of her lower limbs. Her fine motor skills are great! Beatrice can say 1-2 words at a time, but her language skills are reported to be delayed. She is easy to get along with and has good relationships with her caretakers and the other children.
Beatrice’s official diagnosis is postoperative meningocele. In June of 2016, Beatrice underwent surgery to repair a tethered cord. She does receive physical therapy at the orphanage. Because Beatrice is so young, it is impossible to know at this time how her need will affect her future, but it is believed that she is paralyzed and will likely be incontinent and need to use a wheelchair to get around.
Beatrice is from a former partnership orphanage of Madison Adoption Associates and it is our hope that she can come home to her forever family as soon as possible!
New video of Beatrice:
Written update from November 26th, 2018:
1. How is her mental ability compared to peers of the same age?
Lower than kids the same age.
2. How does the special need affect her health?
Her lower limbs cannot move.
3. Is she potty trained?
4. Please describe her personality in details.
Good personality, but sometimes she has a temper.
5. Is she well behaved and obedient?
6. How are her gross motor skills? Can she walk, run, jump, walk upstairs and downstairs by herself? Can she kick a ball? Can she pick up a ball? Any limited functions?
She can sit, roll over, and crawl with normal upper limbs, but her lower limbs have limited functions.
7. How are her fine motor skills? Can she draw or scribble on paper? Can she pick up little things with her fingers?
Great! She can do those things.
8. Is she in any kind of school?
No schooling. She receives physical therapy in the orphanage.
9. How is her emotional development? Is the child attached to anyone? Who is she close to? Does she care for other people?
Good! She is quite attached to her caretakers and therapists and knows how to care for others.
10. How are her social skills? Does she get along well with other children and adults?
Good. She gets along well with others.
11. Is she in foster care or living in the orphanage?
In the orphanage
12. Updated Measurements:
Height: 77 cm
Head circ.: 49 cm
Chest circ.: 57 cm
Foot length: 14 cm
Number of teeth: 17
13. How is the language ability of the child? What can she say? Can she speak one word, two words or sentences? Can she express her needs well? Is her language ability the same as peers of the same age?
She can speak Mama, Papa, Nainai (granny), and Ayi. She doesn’t speak much and doesn’t know how to express herself. She speaks two words each time. When she wants something, she will say “Ah Ah.” Her language ability is a little lower than other kids the same age.
14. Can the child follow directions of adults? One step, two steps, or three steps?
She can, but is limited to using her upper limbs.
15. Is the child on any medication?
16. What is the daily schedule of the child?
Have lunch at 7:00 am，receive therapy between 8:30 and 10:00 am, afterwards drink formula and rice cereal at 10:00，lunch at 11:00 am，receive therapy between 14:30 and 16:30 pm, then drink formula and rice cereal at 15:00 pm，dinner at 17:00, and drink formula and rice cereal at 19:00 pm
17. What does the child eat? Can she feed herself? Does the child eat with chopsticks, a spoon, or a bottle?
Everything. She is not picky. She needs to be fed with a spoon.
18. Does the child know any English?
19. Does the child want to be adopted? Does the child understand what adoption means?
She doesn’t understand it.
20. What color does the child like?
21. What activity does the child like to do?
Play with toys and play with adults.
22. What is the favorite toy of the child?
Dolls and balls
There is a $1,000 agency grant with Madison Adoption Associates for Beatrice’s adoption. Love Without Boundaries also has a $3,000 grant available for Beatrice’s adoption. 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.
Beatrice 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 Beatrice, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.