- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Merrick
Merrick was born in December 2007. He has been diagnosed with moderate intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy / mild spastic quadriparesis, and spina bifida occulta.
Merrick is a generally calm and positive boy who eagerly participates in group activities, has a close friend with whom he often plays, and enjoys attention from adults. He shows enthusiasm for school and is receptive to learning despite a short attention span. He is a 3rd grade student at a school for children with special needs.
Merrick walks with a stable gait, climbs up and down stairs on his own, and throws and catches balls. He is able to build towers of blocks, place objects onto a fixed support, and hold a pen with proper grasp. Merrick struggles to color within the lines or to cut with scissors. He responds to his name and understands and follows simple instructions related to his daily activities. Merrick vocalizes several words and expresses a variety of emotions primarily via facial expression and motions. He may show aggression when a toy is taken away or when others shout at him.
Merrick eats from a spoon independently and makes his physiological needs known. He dresses, undresses, and bathes with assistance from a caregiver.
Weight at Birth: 2.200 kg Height at Birth: 57 cm
Weight Aug 2017: 20 kg Height Aug 2017: 117 cm
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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