- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Melody
Melody was born in May 2009 and has been diagnosed with polymalformative syndrome, chromosomopathy, a congenital heart defect without cardiac insufficiency, and neuritis of the right acoustic nerve. Her development is severely delayed and she exhibits some institutional behaviors like rocking and rubbing her head against walls. Melody lived with her birth family until she was three years old.
Melody is an inquisitive, positive child who observes her environment and tries to imitate what she sees. She can walk and climb independently, plays with musical and mechanical toys, and seeks individual attention from preferred caregivers. She is learning to feed herself, but is not yet potty-trained. Melody does not have meaningful speech at this time and has not yet found effective means of communicating non-verbally. She responds well to kind interactions and gentle touches.
Melody is waiting for a patient, dedicated family to address her complex needs and help her reach her fullest potential.
Update July 2017: Melody shows great interest in her surroundings and adapts quickly to different environments and people. While she rarely plays together with other children she enjoys being near them. Melody is a typically calm and upbeat girl who shows great joy when hearing music, receiving new toys, or meeting new people. She loves attention and physical affection. Melody can run fast and confidently navigate around obstacles in her path, has developed a pincer grasp, and feeds herself independently. Melody understands and follows simple instructions. She vocalizes syllables but is still nonverbal.
Weight at birth: 1.740 kg Weight December 2016: 18 kg
Height at birth: 43 cm Height December 2016: 110 cm
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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