Jonah from Bulgaria
Jonah was born very premature in September 2012. He suffered from neonatal abstinence syndrome due to his biological mother’s longstanding methadone therapy. He has been diagnosed with delayed physical development, significant cognitive delays, infantile cerebral palsy, optic nerve atrophy, nystagmus, and a hemangioma of the chest. He had a congenital heart defect (VSD) which closed, and at present has a functional heart murmur. Jonah spent his first year of life in the hospital and has frequent upper respiratory infections.
Jonah has made good progress in his gross motor skills and is now able to sit, walk, and climb up and downstairs independently. He feeds himself with a spoon and is slowly gaining weight. He enjoys attention from adults, laughing when they talk to or tickle him. Jonah has fine motor delays and is nonverbal at this time. He has difficulty fixing his gaze on objects, does not play with toys according to their purpose, and seems unable to distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar people. He does not interact with other children and shows some self-aggression when upset. Jonah is enrolled in a Kindergarten program where he works with an assistant. He likes listening to calm voices or quiet music. Jonah is fully dependent on his caretakers.
Weight at Birth: 1.000 kg Height at Birth: 32 cm Weight Sept 2017: 12.300 kg Height Sept 2017: 92 cm
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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