- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Gavin
Gavin was born in June 2003. He is a healthy boy with a diagnosis of bilateral conductive hearing loss (deafness of the left ear, partial deafness of the right ear) for which he wears hearing aids. Some cognitive delays have been noted which have been attributed to social neglect.
Cheerful Gavin actively seeks contact with others and looks for approval and praise from familiar adults. He has mastered gesture-mimic speech, knows sign language which he uses at school, and vocalizes several words. Gavin easily adapts to new and different situations. He shows ambition and diligence, particularly for activities and pursuit he enjoys. His mood is generally good, and when upset or angry, he calms quickly. Gavin plays independently and also willingly participates in group games where he often prefers to take on the role of leader. An energetic boy with a good coordination and rhythm, Gavin enjoys physical activity, sports (especially soccer), listening to music, hip hop dancing, and solving math problems.
Gavin successfully completed 6th grade in 2016/2017 at a school for children with hearing impairment. He reads, writes well, and masters the required material although his teacher feels he does not apply himself to his fullest potential. He independently handles the majority of his personal hygiene with some reminders from his caregivers.
Gavin has a positive attitude towards adoption and desires a family of his own to love and support him.
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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