Diana from North Carolina

Hopscotch Adoptions Inc.

  • Age8
  • GenderF
  • LocationNorth Carolina
  • Case #Diana

Diana was born in May 2009 and has been diagnosed with microcephaly and cognitive delays. She is allergic to Penicillin.

Update November 2017: Diana is a fun loving girl who has earned the nickname the bee due to her petite size and high energy level. She loves giving and receiving physical affection and enjoys the company of adults and children. Diana walks, runs, climbs, and plays ball with ease and loves dancing. She understands and willingly follows instructions and seeks adults help when needed. Although she does not speak yet, she knows the names of some animals, objects, and familiar people. She can vocalize simple words such as yes, no, come, and play, and will try to repeat words after hearing them spoken by an adult. Diana is an organized little girl who puts toys back after she is finished playing with them. When she learned that our in-country representative had several papers she needed to take with her, Diana brought an envelope for her to use. Diana is easily distracted, may act impulsively when overwhelmed, and shows some stereotypic movements of her limbs and body. She independently dresses, undresses, showers and uses the toilet.

Diana needs a patient and supportive family that can provide her with structure, attention, and additional therapies to help her reach her fullest potential.

Update April 2016: Diana is a positive, playful, mischievous girl who appears hyperactive much of the time. She likes to jump on the trampoline, listen to music, complete puzzles with large pieces, learn folk dances, and attempts to draw. Diana eats and washes her hands independently and continues to work on potty-training. She follows simple instructions and is well oriented in familiar environments and routines. She speaks in single words spontaneously and tries to imitate speech. Diana continues to attend Kindergarten where she still struggles with following the rules and completing tasks. She has made some progress in engaging with other children and cooperation. She likes to play by herself, but makes an effort to join group activities. Our in-country representative visited Diana and found it quite easy to communicate with her. Diana understands what is said to her and responds adequately. She observes and imitates actions. Diana is a radiant girl with a great sense of humor.

October 2015: Diana transferred to a new orphanage at the end of 2014 and has transitioned well to the new setting. She attends a mainstream kindergarten which she loves. She enjoys playing with toys and with other children and does not want to leave at the end of the day. Diana understands everything that is said to her and is speaks in single words. She is making progress with potty-training. Diana has formed attachments to her new caretakers and does not like it when her favorite staff members go home at the end of the day.

Weight at birth: 2.530 kg Height at birth: 48 cm Head circumference at birth: 30cm

Weight Aug 2017: 20 kg Height Aug 2017: 117 cm


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