- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Emil
Healthy brothers Davis, Emil, and Crosby were born in June 2008, October 2010, and May 2014, respectively. They were abandoned by their birth mother in late 2014 and have been living in in three separate foster homes since then. Davis has a diagnosis of mild cognitive delay and a behavioral disorder, labels which are felt to be due in large part to his history of trauma.
Davis loves attention from adults and craves physical affection and hugs. He is emotionally attached to his brothers and clearly misses them. Davis speaks with a limited vocabulary and some pronunciation difficulties. While he understands the rules, he often struggles to follow them. He is easily distracted, impulsive, hyperactive, and has definite academic gaps related to his lack of any schooling or education prior to 1st grade. At present he is in 2nd grade where he works with a resource teacher. Davis shows dexterity in working with tools and has mastered personal hygiene and self-service skills. A pediatric psychologist who met Davis earlier this year strongly believes that his mild cognitive delay and behavioral difficulties are due to his history of trauma and feels that he will quickly overcome these challenges in a supportive and secure family.
Emil is a joyful boy with good gross motor and fine motor skills. He can easily lead conversations with peers and adults. He interacts with other children but often prefers to play alone. Emil is respectful towards his foster parents and shows responsibility in completing tasks. He manages his personal hygiene independently. Emil loves to color and also enjoys stories, playing games, and listening to music.
Crosby is a quiet, good-natured boy who shows leadership qualities. He has well-developed gross motor, fine motor, and language skills and a stable attention span. Crosby accurately retells stories, recites poems, and quickly memorizes songs. He appropriately expresses his feelings and follows the rules when participating in games with kids of varying ages. Crosby loves to draw.
These three brothers have a positive attitude toward adoption. They desire and deserve to live together in a loving family.
Update August 2017: Our in-country representative met with these three brothers and found them to be friendly, sweet boys who are clearly attached to one another and who hope that a family is found for them soon. At present they see each other every 6 months, but given how upset they become at the end of their time together, their foster mothers have decided to decrease the frequency of their visits.
Davis presents as a patient, talkative child who asks many questions. He likes to give and receive physical affection and takes on a protective role with his brothers, frequently hugging and kissing them during visits. Davis enjoys playing on swings and slides, tag, hide-and-seek, watching cartoons, and spending time with his foster family. He has made substantial progress in his two years of schooling and our in-country team believes that he belongs in a typical class where he can realize his true potential, as opposed to the school he currently attends, for children with cognitive disabilities.
Emil is a loving, active child who enjoys climbing, tag, and hide-and-seek, as well as building with Legos. He will enter 1st grade in Fall 2017 and is looking forward to playing on a soccer team. His foster mother shares that as the only foster child in the class he is often erroneously blamed for any misbehavior that occurs in the classroom.
Crosby is a smart, chatty little boy who likes to run around and play and enjoys watching cartoons, especially Spiderman. His foster mother spoils him, which leads to some stubbornness and tantrums when he doesnt get his way. Crosby knows his body parts and has an excellent memory for songs, poem, and fairytales.
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
Disclaimer: This information has been provided to Hopscotch from various sources such as foreign doctors, orphanage directors, nannies, ministry officials, foundation representatives, attorneys and translators. If you have any questions regarding the information stated in the childrens reports, please consult with your International Adoption specialist. Hopscotch cannot attest to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Information can change over time as children develop or through human error in recording data.