- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Pero
Pero was born in November 2012. He has spina bifida which was surgically addressed a few days after his birth. A shunt to control his hydrocephalus was installed in early infancy. Pero sits stably with support, but is wheelchair-bound and cannot stand or walk. He wears glasses for esotropia and amblyopia.
Update December 2017: Our in-country team visited Pero and found him to be a radiant, curious boy with a great desire to communicate and receive attention. Pero converses with a relatively rich vocabulary, can count to 5, knows his name and age, recognizes some animals, and knows all other children and staff members in the orphanage. He cannot walk, but has a lot of mobility through crawling. Pero can finger-feed, eat from a spoon, and drink from an open cup. Due to his diagnosis, Pero is not potty-trained. He holds and transfers toys and can play with them in meaningful ways for extended periods of time.
The staff and director at Peros orphanage believe that he has great potential for further development. His progress is currently limited by the restrictions of his environment where he is not exposed to enough different experiences and does not receive enough attention and education. Pero is the highest functioning child in his group which also hinders his progress. Nonetheless, he has made friends and finds ways to interact with them. He understands adoption because he has witnessed the process and has expressed his desire for a mom and dad of his own. This sunny and charming boy would thrive under the wings of a devoted forever family.
November 2017: Pero is a joyful and curious child who speaks in sentences, asks questions, makes conversation, tells stories and calls those he knows by name. He demonstrates understanding of cause and effect relationships and of the sequences present in daily living. He has good use of his arms and hands and is able to imitate actions, feed himself, scribble with a pen, and hold and catch objects. He is working on improving his ability to wait, take turns, and share during structured play or instruction. Pero likes to play with construction toys and watch cartoons, is calm around his peers and enjoys the attention of adults.
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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