Winnie is a precious little girl from China that recently turned 7 years old. Winnie was not abandoned until she was 5 years old, so she has only lived in the orphanage for the past two years. It is presumed that she lived with her birth family before she came to live in the orphanage.
Winnie is described by her caregivers as timid and gentle and she gets along very well with other children in the orphanage. She is said to have normal physical development. Winnie has good self-care skills such as putting on her own clothes and shoes by herself. Winnie’s language is delayed and she can only say a few words at this time, however this is a great cognitive from when she came to the orphanage and would not say any words. Winnie’s cognitive abilities are said to be delayed compared with her peers in the orphanage.
Winnie is said to have had an abnormal vision screening, but it is unclear exactly what is meant by that, so we are following up with the orphanage to get more information on her vision needs. It is possible that she just has droopy eyelids (ptosis) and that she just needs to get surgery to lift her eyelids so she can see more clearly. This is something that would most likely never be done in China, so she would need a family to adopt her so she could get this kind of surgery in America.
If you would like more information on Winnie you can reach out to the GWCA China Home Finding Team today!