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Gretchen from North Carolina

Hopscotch Adoptions Inc.

Gretchen
  • Age16
  • GenderF
  • LocationNorth Carolina
  • Case #0

Siblings Gretchen and George were born in May 2001 and November 2004, respectively. Both are healthy and typically developing. They have a history of tuberculosis for which they received a full course of treatment and are now cured.

Gretchen and George lived with their biological family until 2009 and have been moved between various state institutions since then. This history has resulted in gaps in formal education and social experience which both children are working to overcome.

Update August 2017: Gretchen has made significant improvements in her discipline for academics and in her studies in general. She is a friendly teen who treats others well, likes attention from adults, shows respect, and is learning to manage and express her emotions appropriately. Gretchen engages in activities by herself and in groups and enjoys preparing for and participating in celebrations.

George is a cheerful boy who understands right from wrong, treats others with respect, and seeks attention from adults. He willingly joins all group games and activities and is also content to play by himself. George is working to improve his self-control and overall scholastic knowledge, and when motivated, he readily completes academic tasks. While he appears stubborn at times, if the reasoning behind a rule is explained to him, he typically understands and complies.

Gretchen and George are closely attached to one another and want to be adopted together. The director of their orphanage believes that their potential is excellent and that they would thrive in a loving family.

July 2015: Gretchen is a radiant, kind and inquisitive teen who is interested in learning new things and mastering new skills and who copes excellently with her daily routines and responsibilities. Gretchen has been doing well in school. She can read, write and spell, solve math problems, remembers what she has learned, and actively acquires new knowledge.

Gretchen helps with household chores and yard work and loves to cook. She enjoys singing and dancing, walks with her best friend, using social media, reading, and recently took up crocheting.

George is a sociable, well-mannered child who has acquired the academic material for his age. He excels in technical subjects and can read, write, and calculate. He is interested in new things and participates in all group activities. When frustrated, George usually seeks solitude, but once calmed, he is open to explanations regarding actions and motivations. George likes to lend people a helping hand, watch TV, play computer games and read books. He responds well to praise, kindness and reason.

Gretchen Weight June 2016: 45 kg Gretchen Height June 2016: 151 cm

George Weight June 2016: 43 kg George Height June 2016: 141 cm

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.

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