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Mariam from North Carolina

Hopscotch Adoptions Inc.

  • Age8
  • GenderF
  • LocationNorth Carolina
  • Case #Mariam

Mariam was born in July 2009 and has been living in a loving foster family since she was two months old. She has been diagnosed with symptoms of ADHD as well as delayed speech, although she speaks in sentences, understands what is said to her, and follows instructions.

Update April 2017: Mariam was initially said to have microcephaly; however our in-country representative recently learned that this may have been a hypothesis and not based on actual measurements. Mariams current appearance and head circumference do not support the diagnosis of microcephaly. Her current measurements are as follows: Head circumference: 48 cm Height: 129 cm Weight: 23.5 kg

2014: Mariam currently attends first grade in a school for children with special needs where she is well accepted and included in an intensive speech therapy program. She is responsible with her homework which she sometimes finishes at school, sometimes with the help of her foster mother at home.

Mariam is completely integrated in the warm and accepting environment of her foster family who supports her developmental needs. She loves homemade meals, prefers salty snacks, and joins the family on shopping trips, in restaurants, and during their annual vacations. Her personal hygiene skills are completely developed and she needs few reminders.

Mariam is a warm and emotional girl who enjoys giving and receiving kisses and especially loves bedtime hugs. She's happiest when she's read a bedtime story along with those hugs. Mariam freely expresses her feelings and often tells the foster family how much she loves them.

Mariam likes playing with dolls whom she has named after family members, enjoys being in the water, and adores winter time. She attends exercise and dance classes three times a week.


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