Ember is an adorable little girl, born in January of 2010, who lives with a foster family. Ember is very close to her foster grandparents and to her teachers. She plays well with the siblings in her foster family and the other children in her class.
Ember likes blocks, puzzles, and games. She loves to build or put things together. Ember has very good receptive language, but is delayed in regards to her expressive language. She can say short sentences with a few words and she uses facial expressions to help express her needs.
Ember can also say the names of all the members of her foster family. She understands and can follow directions. Ember is receiving rehabilitation training in music education, motion function training, and acupuncture. She likes to listen to music and watch cartoons when she is not building with blocks or putting together big puzzles.
Ember has good self help skills. She can put on her clothes and put on and take off her shoes. At the time her file was prepared, she did need some help with toileting. She is also helpful around the home with things she is able to do.
Ember can walk for a long distance while holding onto a walker. Her fine motor skills are pretty good. She is able to pinch small objects, manipulate puzzle pieces, and string beads. Ember is shy, especially around strangers. She initiates communication with familiar people, but is much quieter around people she doesn’t know well.
A few years ago, Ember’s best friend was adopted and, ever since, Ember has been very eager to have a family with a loving mother “who belongs to her.”
Ember was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy. Her file later mentions a deformity of the fingers on her right hand and the toes on her left foot.
Ember has a $1,000 agency grant for her 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.
Ember 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 Ember, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.