Cameron's Story

Cameron
Location: Eastern Europe
Gender: Male
Birth Year: 2007
Agency Information:

Hopscotch Adoptions


              

Cameron was born in 2007 and has been diagnosed with infantile cerebral palsy of mixed type, severe mental delay, protein-calorie malnutrition, small size (three standard deviations below the norm for his age), and congenital syphilis which has been cured.

Cameron is an active, often restless, boy who walks independently, including up and down stairs while holding the railing. He can stack rings, hold a pencil and scribble. Cameron is non-verbal at this time, does not use gestures to communicate, and does not follow verbal instructions. He needs help with feeding and dressing and is not potty-trained. Cameron does not interact with other children, prefers to play alone, makes poor eye contact, and often shows aggressive behavior.

Update July 2015: Cameron continues to be delayed in his development, but the director of his orphanage believes that this boy with a lively look in his eyes is capable of acquiring social and self-help skills with the right interventions and the love of a dedicated family. Cameron shows some imitation skills in pre-writing activities and during play and finds ways to express his feelings. He does make eye contact, responds to his name, follows simple instructions, and smiles and laughs. Cameron still throws frequent tantrums and prefers to be left alone. He attends an auxiliary school and a daycare center.

A family adopting Cameron must be prepared to receive possible additional diagnoses and to meet his long-term medical and therapeutic needs.

Weight in January 2013: 12 kg

Height in January 2013: 97 cm

Contact the adoption agency to get more information on this child!

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