Rita's Story

Location: Eastern Europe
Gender: Female
Birth Year: 2013
Agency Information:

Hopscotch Adoptions


Rita was born in January 2013. She developed encephalopathy at several months of age as a result of a meningoencephalitis and has a history of multiple hospitalizations during her first year.  Rita has been diagnosed with external hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, amaurosis (vision loss) with retained light perception and significant developmental delays. Rita is able to roll over both ways, prop herself up on her arms, and sit with support for a short period of time. She responds well to tactile, sound, and visual stimulation. Rita follows light and sound, can pull an object to her face to explore it with her mouth, and bats at toys swinging in front of her. She enjoys attention from adults and children, smiling and vocalizing when spoken to or touched gently and reacts with laughter when she hears her favorite songs. Rita is a happy little girl who sleeps well. She is fed by her caregivers as she is unable to hold a spoon or cup on her own. Rita has been receiving daily physical and speech therapy for the past year. Her therapists have noted progress including decreased spasticity of her limbs, improved grasp, and an increase in overall vocalization, and feel that her emotional development and nonverbal communication skills will continue to improve. The love and support of a dedicated family will enable sweet Rita to realize her true potential. Weight May 2016: 10 kg Height May 2016: 85 cm Contact the adoption agency to get more information of this child!

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