This handsome older boy with a big smile is very active and engaging. He is noted to be intelligent and friendly. During a March 2011 visit, he was very curious about the Holt Waiting Child Program Manager and was excited to see his own photo in her notes. His fine motor skills are excellent, and he especially loves coloring books, happily showing off his coloring progress on each page with a thumbs-up during the staff visit. He is almost completely independent in his self-care needs, only needing help bathing. At birth he was found at the hospital and successfully treated for jaundice, sepsis and transient tachypnea of newborn. Currently he is noted to have macrocephalus with aphasia, which is marked by an overlarge head in proportion to his body, and developmental delays. A shy, sweet boy, he is nervous and curious about strangers, and he is also soft spoken and kind. His caregivers consider him helpful and compliant, as he very much likes to please others. He is said to always be in a good mood, and he has many friends in the care center in which he lives. He is attending a nearby school, which he started late due to his delays, and is reported to make average grades. An ideal adoptive family would have adoption experience and be ready to patiently integrate this boy into a family setting.
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.