These adorable little ones are this week’s Not So Terrible 2’s. All of these kiddos are right around 2 years old. It is very common that families look for a child under the age of two to adopt. It’s unfortunate the older a child gets the less likely they are to be adopted. These precious faces are fast approaching that first threshold that makes them less ‘desirable’. Their needs are a little more complex than some, but they are still children in need of that one family who will care for them, love them, and give them the chance that they deserve. To learn more about these waiting children or our other waiting children, contact one of our International Adoption Consultants at 512.323.9595.
Hi, I’m Travis and I am 2 years old. I love when my caregivers tell me stories and I can stare at the books. The doctors say that I have cerebral palsy. I am sitting up on my own and standing with a little bit of help. My caregivers say that I am one happy little boy. I love to listen to stories and try to babble. I can put blocks into a cup and bang them together loudly. My favorite toy is my rattle and I love when my caregivers tickle me! I am able to climb into my own bed and walk with holding onto supports. My caregivers think that my cognitive abilities are on target with my friends. I am able to understand daily words and interact with my friends!
Hi, I’m Madeline! I am a quiet two year old little girl. When I was born, I was premature and my doctors say that I have a heart defect: patent ductus arteriosus; aortic incompetence; pulmonary hypertension(severe); and tricuspid incompetence(mild). I am a bit delayed compared to my friends in the orphanage because of my heart. Regardless, I love to get around and play with toys. I am able to walk several steps if someone helps me and I can understand when adults instruct me. I like to try and imitate the aunties in the orphanage. I am working hard to learn words and imitate sounds. I am most happy when I get snacks and I get along well with others too.
Hi! I’m Zachary and I love to smile! I have Cerebral Palsy and though I cannot walk or crawl I can sit up all by myself. I like to rock on the rocking horse in the orphanage. I will hold on to the rail and will kick my feet so that the horse will go super fast! I enjoy playing with toys and I love getting hugs. I am working on saying more words and my caretakers love paying games with me. When they sing it is such a pretty sound that I really enjoy!
Hi, I’m Lila and I am almost 2 years old! I have been diagnosed with Down syndrome. I also have been diagnosed with an umbilical hernia and mild anemia. I am a great eater and I love to eat all sorts of new foods. In June of 2012, I was working on rolling over and holding my head up. I love to listen to music and I am super smiley! My file is older so my friends at GWCA are trying to get more information about how I am doing today!
Hi, I’m Hudson and I am 2 and a half! I love to ride on my toy horse. I was born with a facial cleft, but I had surgery for it and it has been repaired. I can hear my caregivers when they speak to me, follow their voices, and look for my toys when they are hidden. My caregivers think that I am able to fully hear. I am able to speak and identify objects that are asked. I can call for my caregivers and identify them by name. My facial cleft has had no affect on my eating or drinking! I can identify all my body parts and my caregivers think that I am very smart! I know my animals, colors, and my fruits and veggies!