Mara from North Carolina

Hopscotch Adoptions Inc.

Mara
  • Age9
  • GenderM
  • LocationNorth Carolina
  • Case #Mara

Healthy siblings Javier, Mara, and Emily were born in October 2005, October 2007, and November 2009, respectively. They lived with their biological mother until 2014 when she passed away of an illness. Mara has a diagnosis of mild cognitive delay, which is thought to result in large part from her history of neglect.

A kind-hearted, polite boy, Javier has adapted well to the orphanage environment where he complies with the rules, eagerly joins group activities, and has many friends. He is a motivated student who shows enthusiasm for learning new things, both academic and extracurricular. Javier completed 5th grade in the 2016/2017 school year with excellent marks. He has occasional anxiety and is initially shy when meeting new people but interacts warmly with those he trusts. Javier manages his personal hygiene with no reminders and his room is always organized and welcoming. He is a caring big brother to Mara and Emily and enjoys soccer, basketball, and music.

Mara is a kind, joyful girl who is very attached to her brother and sister. She has integrated well into the orphanage where she participates in group activities and loves to play with other children, particularly those younger than herself. Mara has made significant progress in her fine motor skills and loves to color and draw. She can lead short conversations despite a somewhat limited vocabulary. Mara shows a preference for children and female adults and is able to establish attachments once she feels secure. Although she can be stubborn when she doesnt get her way, she quickly moves on and forgives. Mara completed 3rd grade with average marks in the 2016/2017 school year. She would benefit from support and encouragement to improve her motivation and overall interest in learning. Mara manages her personal hygiene independently with occasional reminders.

After her biological mothers death, Emily suffered physical abuse by a relative with whom she lived briefly before transfer to the orphanage. While initially wary and indifferent towards others, Emily has become calmer and more secure over time. She has a close bond with her siblings, enjoys interacting with others and likes hugs and physical contact. She shows enthusiasm for group activities, maintains friendships, and is able to form attachments with those she feels are trustworthy. She is respectful and obedient and expresses a wide range of emotions, from shyness and anxiety to sociability to capriciousness. Emily has a positive attitude towards school, shows an interest in learning, and coped well with the requirements of 1st grade in the 2016/2017 school year. She is developing good personal hygiene and self-service skills and willingly accepts guidance.

These siblings share a beautiful, strong and loving bond. They wish for a forever family to adopt them together.

Javier Weight July 2017: 33 kg Javier Height July 2017: 133 cm

Mara Weight July 2017: 32 kg Mara Height July 2017: 128 cm

Emily Weight July 2017: 26 kg Emily Height July 2017: 113 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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