Find My Family: Johnny

March 16, 2019 Children Who Wait 0 Comments

Johnny was born in April of 2008 and is diagnosed as having a deformed skull, strabismus, and a mouth that slants to the right. It is very likely that he has hemifacial microsomia.

He was reported to have normal physical development and a ready smile. Sadly, Johnny’s file was prepared when he was an infant and he has sat and sat on the shared list. He was at the very bottom of the shared listthe very last file. Johnny had no updates, until now! We pushed for an update and have received great new photos and a written update.

It’s time Johnny is seen!

Written update from January 2019:

1. How is his mental ability compared to peers of the same age?
A little behind peers of his age.

2. How does the special need affect his health?
It doesn’t.

3. Is he potty trained?

4. Please describe his personality in details.
He is active and busy.

5. Is he well behaved and obedient?
He is well behaved and obedient.

6. How are his gross motor skills? Can he walk, run, jump, walk upstairs and downstairs by himself? Can he kick a ball? Can he pick up a ball? Any limited
Good. No limitations. His gross motor skills are just
like normal kids.

7. How are his fine motor skills? Can he draw or scribble on paper? Can he pick up little things with his fingers?
Good. He can draw and can pick up tiny things.

8. Is he in any kind of school? If so, what school? Can he catch up in school?
He is in special education school and can catch up in school.

9. How is his emotional development? Is the child attached to anyone? Who is he close to? Does he care for other people?
Good. He cares about others and is close to the main caretaker.

10. How are his social skills? Does he get along well with other children and adults?
Good. He can get along well with others.

11. Is he under foster care or living in the orphanage?
Always in the orphanage.

12. Updated Measurements:
Height: 132 CM
Weight: 21 KG
Head circ 53 CM

13. How is the language ability of the child? What can he say? Can he speak one
word, two words, or sentences? Can he express his needs well? Is his language
ability the same as peers of the same age?
His language ability is normal. He talks like an adult.

14. Can the child follow directions of adults? One step, two steps, or three steps?

15. Is the child on any medication?
He is not on medicine.

16. What is the daily schedule of the child?
He goes to school each day except Saturday and Sunday.

17. What does the child eat? Can he feed himself? Does the child eat with chopsticks, a spoon, or a bottle?
He eats with chopsticks.

18. Does the child know any English?

19. Does the child want to be adopted? Does the child understand what adoption means?

20. What color does the child like?

21. What activity does the child like to do?
Games and blocks.

22. What is the favorite toy of the child?

Johnny has a $1,000 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.

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

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