This adorable, healthy little guy needs the right family to help him reach his full potential. He is described as an energetic, charismatic child has a natural talent for music and is truly a joy to be around. He was relinquished by his birth mother and his been in his current care center since March 2007. He was born at 24 weeks at 2.2lbs and as a result of his early birth has chronic lung disease. In addition, he shows global delayed development and behaviors consistent with high functioning autism spectrum disorder. He has little eye contact, is easily distracted, and is easily overstimulated. He is working on multiple therapies to treat his developmental delays. He is reportedly able to walk, run, hop on one foot, kick and throw a ball, as well as pick up small objects, put fitted toys together, complete a 5 piece puzzle, and build block towers. It is noted that he has a good relationship with one of his caregivers, and that he mostly communicates with nonverbal language. He does not mind being touched and in fact enjoys being tickled. He is a strong-willed, unique child with good self-confidence. He needs to be in a family who understands this special child and has access to services. http://holtinternational.org/blog/2012/04/meet-berk/
To adopt this child, there should be no more than 45 years age difference between the younger parent and the child. Families with no more than 2 children in the home preferred, though there may be flexibility on a case-by-case basis. * See country criteria for complete requirements.