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Posted on Apr 19, 2016 by in 20 with Down Syndrome |

Born in February 2014 * 6 years old  and needs an update! * down syndrome * timid and shy * in Half the Sky education program * lives with a foster family

2 year old update:
Precious Emily just recently turned 2 years old. Emily enjoys playing with her caretakers and will smile when doing so. She also likes colorful toys with music. Isn’t she a sweetheart? Make sure to watch her videos below!

Emily3 Emily (1)


Watch her precious videos! Password for both: Adoptmaa

Emily1 from MAA on Vimeo.

Emily 2 from MAA on Vimeo.


February 2016 Written Update

How is her mental ability compared to peers the same age?
Her mental ability is lower than peers the same age.
How does the special need affect her health?
Her special need has affection.
Is she potty trained?
Please describe her personality in details:
She is timid and shy.

How are her gross motor skills? Can she walk, run, jump, and walk upstairs and downstairs by herself? Can she kick a ball? Can she pick up a ball? Any limited functions?
She is not walking yet.
How are her fine motor skills? Can she draw or scribble on paper? Can she pick up little things with her fingers?
She cannot do the fine motor skills mentioned- no drawing, scribbling, or picking up little things.
Is she in any kind of school? If so, what school? Can she catch up in school?
She is in the Half the Sky education program in the orphanage.
How is her emotional development? Is the child attached to anyone? Who is she close to? Does she care for other people?
Her emotional development is slow. She can smile and she is attached to and very close to her foster mother. She does not know how to care for others yet.
How are her social skills? Does she get along with other children and adults?
She has no social skills yet.
Is she under foster care or living in the orphanage? If foster, when did she enter the foster home? How does she do there? Has it been the same foster home all the time?
She has been in the same foster family since 01/12/2015.
How is the language ability of the child? What can she say? Can she speak one word, two words or sentences ? Can she express her needs well? Is her language ability the same as peers the same age?
She is not talking yet.
Can the child follow directions of adults? One step, two steps, or three steps?
She cannot follow directions yet.
Anything else you think the family should know about the child?
No, nothing specific for family to know.
Is the child on any medication?
No, she is not on medication.

Updated Measurements:
Head: 40 CM; Chest: 58 CM; Height: 80 CM; Foot Length: 11 CM; Weight: 9 KG; Number of teeth: 12 t

There is a $3,000 agency grant for Emily’s adoption if you adopt through MAA
Other grants may be available based on the adoptive family’s circumstances. Agency grants are awarded as agency fee reductions. MAA also partners with the Brittany’s Hope Foundation for matching grants, which are given out twice a year and to families that already have their letter of approval from China.

If you would like to know more about how to adopt Emily, please send me an e-mail.
You may also go straight to Madison Adoption Agency’s form to inquire about her. They have a grant available with her adoption.

Either way, if you move forward for this sweetie, I would love to hear the news!