Today's Waiting Child Spotlight is on a cute, little four-year-old boy who likes to play ball! He is waiting in the Philippines.
A full file and pictures are available for this little boy, and his social worker comments that his social and affectionate nature will be an aid to his bonding with his future parents. For more information, contact Hand In Hand at Indiana@hihiadopt.org.
Male, DOB February 1, 2011, Ref. No.: 9587 (13-0477)
The child can stand, sit and walk unassisted. He can walk up and down the stairs with alternating feet with minimal support. He can draw lines and turn pages of a book. He enjoys coloring, listening to stories and singing action songs. He can say two syllable words but mostly communicate his needs with gestures. He understands “no” and can follow one-step commands. He is affectionate and enjoys getting attention from visitors. He can eat on his own but with spillage. He is being toilet trained but still uses diapers. The child was observed to be bowed legged and has short stature. He was assessed to have Global Developmental Delay with Severe Stunting and Recurrent otitis Media. The child is recommended to be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist after a soft systolic heart murmur was heard. The child is scheduled for evaluation.