Bulgaria often releases the files of some children with special needs for a month or two, during which time they are available through adoption agencies. At that point, if no families have committed to them, their files are returned, and they must be specifically requested in order to be adopted.
Garreth is one of these children. He has both Down syndrome and hydrocephalus. He has had surgery for the hydrocephalus, but will certainly need that to be followed up on as he grows. He is 3.5 years old:
His file says:
When an adult appears, Garreth looks at them and maintains eye contact
for several seconds. He smiles when jested. He stands when put in a
walker. He holds his head upright stably. He remains seated when
provided with a stable support. He grabs and plays with toys when they
are placed close to him so that he does not have to put much effort in
reaching them. His speech activity is at a stage of producing sound
combinations and sometimes syllables.
Can you see yourself loving this adorable boy and helping him reach his potential?