Ralfie (Sibling Group)'s Story
Location: Eastern Europe
Birth Year: 2000
Siblings Rodney and Ralfie were born in 2003 and 2009, respectively. They are healthy and developmentally on target. Rodney is a lively, friendly boy who has completed 5th grade with very good academic results. He attends school regularly and follows the rules. Rodney joins group activities and loves sports like football and table tennis as well as listening to music and watching TV. Little brother Ralfie is an approachable child who can make conversation and likes to play. He attends Kindergarten where he shows a continuous acquisition of skills and knowledge and enjoys group activities and collective games. He is very attached to his older siblings and the idea of being separated from them for adoption makes him feel insecure and hesitant. Both children are described as having positive self-esteem, appropriate emotional responses to everyday situations, logical thinking, good memory, proper orientation in time and space, and quick adaptability to new environments. They are very closely bonded and must be adopted together. Update July 2015: Our in-country representative visited this wonderful sibling group and found them to be intelligent, charming and active kids who would respond well to a family environment. They understand adoption and wish to find a family that will love and care for all three of them, but they are not at all certain that anyone would choose them. The children's social worker describes Rodney and Ralfie as very smart and resilient with a preserved ability to create and sustain positive emotional relationships with adults and friendships with their peers. They cope appropriately with their school work, are respectful, communicate well, and excellently fulfill daily responsibilities. Ralfie is regularly monitored by a cardiologist in relation to pulmonary valve stenosis with a peak gradient of 33 mm. Update August 2016: Rodney and Ralfie continue to have normal physical and psychological development. Sports-loving Rodney is enjoying Taekwondo lessons. He is an agile, friendly boy who attends school regularly and follows the rules. Rodney successfully completed 6th grade in the 2015/2016 school year. Ralfie is a social boy who made good progress in acquiring knowledge and skills in Kindergarten. He will be starting 1st grade in the 2016/2017 school year. Ralfie runs, jumps and plays as would any child his age despite his heart defect (“atypical papillosphincterotomy, mainly supravalvular”). The prognosis for this mild valve abnormality is excellent as it requires no medication and no restrictions of activity and Ralfie is expected to outgrow it completely. Having a forever family through adoption has been a dream of Rodney’s for quite some time now. Ralfie, too, wants a family of his own, as long as he can stay with his older brother to whom he is very attached. Our in-country representative believes that these precious boys would thrive in a family of their own.
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