Tesia is an adorable little girl, born in November of 2014 with low muscular tension. She cannot stand on her own, but does like to move around in a walker. Tesia doesn’t yet speak any words, but she can understand, follow instructions, and respond when called.
Tesia is a quiet, obedient, and smiley little girl who gets along well with others. She likes listening to music and playing with toys. Her favorite toys are rag dolls.
Tesia needs a loving family and access to good medical care/resources. We are hoping Tesia is home with her family to celebrate her 5th birthday!
Videos of Tesia from when she was listed with other agencies (first two are from September 2018):
Update from September 2018:
Height: 90 cm
Weight: 10.8 kg
Head circumference: 50 cm
Chest circumference: 51 cm
Number of teeth: 18
Foot length: 13 cm
Tesia has been healthy overall. She does not get colds/fevers easily. She does not have any new medical information or additional diagnosis. She has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She does not have any scars or indications of surgery. She cannot walk and stand by herself. She isn’t potty trained. She cannot talk yet. She doesn’t recognize any colors. She can’t feed herself using a spoon or chopsticks. She lives at the baby section of our orphanage for the whole time.
There is a $500 agency grant for Tesia’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.
Tesia 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 Tesia, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.