Today's waiting child spotlight is on a young sibling group waiting in the Philippines. The children's full file and pictures are available. Contact Vickie at Indiana@hihiadopt.org for more information.
A: Male, DOB May 6, 2010, Ref. No. 9373
B: Female, DOB April 5, 2012, Ref. No. 9374
Report dated Sept. 13, 2013
Child A “is now three years and four months old… He enjoys taking a bath and playing with the other children. He can imitate adult activities like sweeping the floor, cleaning the table, etc. He can open and close the faucets and can also open the doorknob. ..He is not yet toilet-trained. …He is observed with delayed speech development, having a limited speech which could not be clearly understood. Thus, houseparents keep on talking to him to develop his speech. He appears to have drooling saliva which makes his neck and clothes wet. When he sleeps on his abdomen…he is banging his head on the pillows and if he sleeps on his back lying position, he is swaying his body until he falls asleep.” The medical report indicates expressive-receptive language delay and possible mental retardation. MRI was normal.