Handsome Liam, born February of 2016, has low vision and mild cerebral palsy. Liam has been under the care of Bethel since December of 2016. He can see and recognize faces, reaches out for toys he sees around him, and will go towards a toy or caregiver across the room.
He is not blind, but does have lower vision. As to the cerebral palsy, it is a very mild case as he is now walking well and even running! His balance is still off a bit, but he’s receiving physical therapy through the orphanage. Liam can also crawl efficiently, sit independently, and feed himself.
He is attached to his teachers and caregivers and will cry if he feels he is not getting attention. He loves to explore and to play with toy, throwing them off the table like a typical two-year-old. Liam has grown close to his foster family and is making huge gains because of them and his time at Bethel and he lights up when his foster father comes to pick him up at the end of the day!
Liam’s language development is delayed, but he’s making noises and babbling and has really started to love exploring sounds. He is able to say ‘mama’ when he needs help. He is also a very curious boy and will investigate sounds and voices that intrigue him. Each Liam sees someone he loves, he makes a “gegege” sound.
Liam has made huge gains and has learned so much since December of 2016 – a real transformation. We hope Liam’s forever family sees him soon and can’t wait to watch him further transform under their care!
There is a $500 agency grant for Liam’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.
Liam needs a family with an approved home study to be able to move forward with adopting him. If you have an approved home study or a home study in process and are interested in adopting Liam, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.