- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Ray
Ray was born prematurely from a twin pregnancy in January 2007. He has dextrocardia (mirror type), is in good health, and has been diagnosed with cognitive delay and delayed speech development.
Ray is a very active, social boy who understands and can follow simple as well as more complex instructions. He is working on writing letters and numbers and does well with drawing and coloring. Ray speaks using phrases with the addition of nonverbal means of communication to enhance comprehension and has shown significant progress since he began working with a speech therapist. He plays with toys purposefully and likes to use the computer for games and to listen to music and fairytales. Given his short attention span and difficulty concentrating, Ray achieves the best results when the activity is of particular interest to him.
Ray readily joins group activities, seeks physical affection, and has friends among his peers. He has a strong emotional bond with his foster mother and her family. Ray copes well when provided with structure and routine. His therapist expects him to continue to make developmental progress especially if given the chance to be part of a stable and loving forever family.
Weight at birth: 2.1 kg Height at birth: 45 cm Weight Jan 2017: 31 kg Height Jan 2017: 136 cm
Update June 2017: Ray has adapted well to his everyday activities and continues to make significant progress. He now speaks in short sentences, his ability to write letters and numbers is improving, and he is learning to read and write short words. Ray loves painting pictures from his imagination, especially with bright colors. This affectionate boy would clearly thrive in a permanent family environment.
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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