Amira from North Carolina

Hopscotch Adoptions Inc.

  • Age13
  • GenderF
  • LocationNorth Carolina
  • Case #Amira

Amira was born in August 2004 and is in good health. She has been diagnosed with congenital microphthalmia of the left eye, strabismus, and a speech disorder which involves difficulty with articulation.

Update May 2017: Amira began living with a foster family in March 2016. She continues to be a kind, affectionate, well-mannered girl who willingly helps with chores around the home. Amira speaks in complex sentences with a good vocabulary considering that the first 11 years of her life were spent in institutions. Her speech difficulties are related to pronunciation and are thought to be largely due to as yet uncorrected dental issues, namely large front teeth. Amira is an inquisitive and observant girl who likes to discover and learn new things. She is in the 6th grade, enjoys school, and receives mostly As and Bs. Amira enjoys talking with friends, watching TV, singing, and listening to music. Our in-country representatives feel strongly that Amira has an excellent potential for further development and achievement if provided with the stability, support, and encouragement of a permanent family.

Update January 2016: Amira is in good health and continues to be a positive, friendly, and helpful preteen. She has good practical intelligence, but struggles to understand abstract concepts. However, she is well oriented in time and space. Despite a speech defect, Amira loves to communicate verbally and is able to express herself successfully Amira likes to paint, color, watch cartoons and movies as well as play with other children.

July 2015: Amira is a loving, joyful and sensitive girl who interacts both with children and adults without any difficulties. She readily participates in games, group activities, conversations, and discussions and enjoys involvement in cultural events and field trips.

Amira has completed fourth grade with the help of a resource teacher, but despite being studious and showing a zeal for learning, she has serious academic gaps for her age. She may have a learning disability in addition to her speech problems.

Amira likes to receive attention and encouragement and enjoys the company of others. She likes playing with toys and drawing/ coloring pictures and is a member of the folk singing group at the orphanage.

Weight at birth: 2.550 kg Height at birth: 47 cm

Weight in Nov 2016: 46 kg Height in Nov 2016: 152 cm


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