- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Adrian
Adrian was born in February 2003. He has asthma for which he takes medication that prevents attacks. He receives climatotherapy and physical therapy annually at a childrens hospital for pulmonary diseases His development is on target.
Adrian is a well-coordinated teen who has good command of his body and motor skills. He is well oriented about himself as well as in time and space. He loves soccer which he practices at a local facility as well as badminton which he plays at a children's club. He enjoys crafts of any kind and is skillful in creating them.
Adrian is a bit of an introvert who seeks peace and quiet, but makes conversation and appropriately expresses his feelings. His vocabulary is age-appropriate. He comes out of his shell to show his artistic side by entertaining others with role-playing, break-dancing and beat-boxing. Sometimes he and a friend perform magic tricks for the other kids at the orphanage.
Adrian plays with other children, but also knows how to keep busy on his own. He generally observes rules and norms of behavior and responds well to praise. He's a socially adaptive, calm, and tolerant boy who has many friends.
Adrian has completed fifth grade with the help of a resource teacher. He has been diagnosed with a learning disability, but still receives fair to good grades. He does especially well with narrative subjects and struggles most with math and foreign languages.
Adrian lived with his birth family until he was two. He hopes to be adopted.
Weight in September 2015: 31 kg Height in September 2015: 137 cm
Update April 2016: Adrian is doing well and developmentally on target. He has not had any asthma attacks and is not currently taking medication for the condition. Adrian is a calm, and stable child with positive and harmonic emotions. He shows empathy toward others. At the moment, Adrian is looking for approval of peers and older teenagers whom he tries to emulate.
Adrian currently attends 6th grade where he is studious, but works slowly and struggles to master the material. He requires help in planning, organizing and completing his school work. Adrian is experiencing ethnic discrimination at school which hurts and offends him. He does not seek conflicts and is usually tolerant and judicious around other children, but he will defend himself with verbal aggression when attacked.
Adrian likes riding his bike, playing sports, practicing judo, entertaining others with his performance talents, arts and crafts, reading the encyclopedia and watching science movies. He hopes to be adopted.
Update September 2016: Adrian is an active, communicative boy who continues to be in good health. He will begin 7th grade in a new school this year. An inquisitive teen, Adrian enjoys reading science and history books in his spare time, as well as writing and singing songs, performing magic tricks, and playing and watching sports, especially judo. He is well-accepted among his peers and has many friends. Adrian is respectful of adults, readily completes household chores, and is proud of his newly-acquired cooking skills. He expresses a clear desire to be adopted. Adrian deserves the consistency and encouragement of a forever family to help him reach his potential in life.
Weight April 2016: 32 kg Height April 2016: 140 cm
Update May 2017: Our in-country representative shares that Adrian is a smart, polite boy who dreams of having a forever family, but sadly, is starting to lose hope as time continues to pass. He is motivated by praise from adults, and is handy, artistic, and studious. Adrian plans to apply to a specialized school for mechanical engineering next fall. His favorite activities are soccer, riding his bike, electronic games, watching action movies, chess, and reading books and encyclopedias.
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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