- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Cordelia
Cordelia was born in July 2003 and lived with her biological family until December 2012. She is a healthy teen with mild to moderate developmental delays, some of which are reportedly due to poor social experience.
Update October 2017: Our in-country team visited Cordelia and found her to be a shy and modest girl who warms up to new people a bit slowly. Cordelia has had many difficult life experiences, including living with her biological parents to age 9 in neglectful conditions, the death of her father and the consequent abandonment by her birth mother. Due to her ethnic heritage, Cordelia did not speak her countrys primary language until she entered state care. She now attends school under an individual education plan and succeeds in meeting her academic goals. Our team believes that Cordelias scholastic and cognitive delays are primarily caused by the prolonged neglect she experienced and that she has a lot of potential for further development.
Cordelia enjoys learning new things and when her interest is peaked, she shows quicker progress. She plays on the computer, likes watching TV, completes puzzles, plays games, rides a bike and participates in sports, such as badminton. She is comfortable in the company of others and has formed trusting relationships with some of her caretakers. Cordelia is ready to be adopted and has stated her willingness to move abroad with her new family and be a daughter and sister.
Aug 2017: Cordelia is a sensitive, quiet and calm girl who is friendly with others. While shy, she is also interactive and trusting. She has completed 7th grade under an Individual Education Plan with the help of a resource teacher. Cordelia shows unstable attention and struggles to retain and reproduce the academic material. However, she is a respectful, obedient student, carries out simple instructions, and adapts well to new situations.
While Cordelia speaks in complete sentences, both her expressive and receptive language present with various challenges. Her fine and gross motor skills are well-developed. She has independent feeding and toileting skills.
Cordelia is an agile teen who likes to play alone or with others. She enjoys drawing and the company of children and adults. Cordelia needs a family that can offer the love, guidance and support she needs to become independent.
Weight in June 2017: 47 kg Height in June 2017: 148 cm
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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