Waiting Child Spotlight: Jerry

March 9, 2019 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Jerry is a cute little boy, born in June of 2017… so he is just one year old! He is closest to his caretaker and likes to play with baby toys. Jerry has motor and language delays, but has been receiving rehabilitation training and early education as well.

When his file was prepared in August, he was not yet saying any words. Jerry was born with an inguinal hernia and also diagnosed as having cerebral palsy due to high muscular tension and delays. In October of 2017, he had surgery for the hernia.

Jerry can hold his head up, roll over, and sit independently. He knows his name and responds when called. He also makes good eye contact and understands simple instructions.

Jerry has a precious smile and he loves to laugh! A family and the right intervention will do this child wonders. It is our hope that Jerry finds his family and can get home while he is still so young!

Jerry has a $500 agency grant for his 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.

Jerry 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 Jerry, please fill out a free PAP Waiting Child Review Form, which can be found here.

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