Could you be the right family for Finley?
At just four-years-old, Finley has the type of dynamic personality that makes you want to get to know her.
Recently, Carolina – a volunteer who also sponsors children in China – had the opportunity to visit Finley, and was impressed with her ability to connect with people. “Finley is very smart – a quick-thinker – and she knows how to make you laugh. I taught her some words in Spanish – ‘Gatito” (little cat), ‘Bonita’ (beautiful) – and she remembered after listening only once. Then every time she saw me, she would repeat them with a smile. For being only 4 years old and speaking only Chinese, I was highly surprised how communicative and socially skilled she was,” she said.
Finley came into care when she was about two years old with hydrocephalus, tethered cord and weakness in her legs that made her unable to stand. Medical reports show that Finley had successful surgeries for these conditions in 2015. In November 2018, Finley underwent surgery for her Achilles tendon so she could place her feet flat on the ground. Before this surgery, Finley had progressed to walking with the support of a walker. Her casts were removed in December 2018, and she has the support of a great team who is optimistic she will be walking soon!
Like other children her age, Finley loves to play games with her friends and sing songs. Carolina mentioned that during her visit, she and Finley had the chance to spend time together. She said, “We were singing like crazy, Old McDonald and other songs, and I seriously enjoyed myself. She is so much fun to have around.”
Finley’s adoptive family should be ready to laugh and play, and be open to her conditions of post-operative hydrocephalus and tethered cord.