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born July 2017
Jonah is a bundle of Joy! He is a calm and happy boy who loves making new friends. Since coming into care as an infant, Jonah has reached many developmental milestones and has stolen the heart of his foster mother. Jonah is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and needs a family who will support his medical needs. His interdisciplinary team of therapists report that he has a positive prognosis with a strong ability to continue developing physically, cognitively, and emotionally.
Our last report was received in 2019 and we are waiting for some updates. At the time of the report, he was unable to walk but was able to sit on his own, grasp objects between his fingers, and babble. He can follow simple instructions and is engaging and interactive during play time – marking positive cognitive and emotional development. Jonah was born with congenital heart defects (PDA) and low muscle tone. Because of his low muscle tone, he has underdeveloped motor control of his mouth which makes feeding challenging. After birth, Jonah was not receiving the nutrients he needed and was not gaining sufficient weight. Because of this, an abdominal feeding tube was surgically inserted when he was one month old. Since then, he relies on receiving additional food through his tube to supplement his oral food intake. Additionally, he goes to speech therapy to strengthen the muscles of his mouth. Jonah continues to make progress in all areas of development and is learning new skills each day!
Jonah is in need of a forever family who can provide him with a stable, comfortable, and supportive home. He is very affectionate and will return your love through lots of cozy snuggles! Jonah adapts well to new settings and will succeed when he has a team of family and friends on his side. He is such a fun boy who loves to play. His favorite toys are his cars; he loves to push them around the room and make “vroom” “vroom” noises! He is very interactive through play and would love for YOU to help him build super tall towers with his blocks. Are you ready to meet this incredible boy?
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