Rafaela's Story

Location: Eastern Europe
Gender: Female
Birth Year: 2006
Agency Information:

Hopscotch Adoptions


Rafaela was born prematurely at 27 weeks gestation in August 2006.  She has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Her development is profoundly delayed. Rafaela is a radiant and sweet child who, as of 2014, was completely dependent on the care of others.  She had very little movement in her limbs and could not sit unassisted.  However, she could turn her head and reach and pull with her arms when asked to do so.  Rafaela was eating coarsely mashed foods and working with a kinesitherapist weekly. As of 2014, Rafaela was nonverbal, but reacted to her name, seemed to know her caretakers, and enjoyed interactions and physical affection from familiar adults.  She focused her attention briefly on favorite things, but did not play with toys. Rafaela liked watching TV and listening to music.  She was comfortable around other children, but preferred peace and quiet. Rafaela is waiting for a dedicated family to meet her life-long needs. Weight at birth: 980 gr Height at birth: 39 cm Contact the adoption agency to get more information of this child!

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