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born July 2015
This beautiful princess is Melanie! She is an affectionate little girl looking for her forever home filled with all the love and support she needs and deserves. Melanie entered the protection program in 2016 because her mother was economically unable to care for her. She has lived with the same foster family since coming into care and has shown great adaptability. They have given her the support and resources needed to encourage her development and she has made so much progress!
Melanie is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and associated developmental delay. When Melanie was an infant she suffered a severe respiratory infection that required lung surgery. Additionally, due to increased flexibility in her joints, Melanie dislocated and fractured her hip when she was four. Unfortunately, our last update on Melanie is from 2019. At that time, Melanie was not enrolled in a day care or school program. She was not yet walking but could support herself while upright in a seated position. Melanie’s language development is slow but at the time of her last report, she was babbling and could say “Mama” and “Papa”. Melanie is still very communicative through non-verbal gestures, facial expressions, and sounds. She is described as being an active listener who readily engages with others. Her ability to communicate makes her a very social girl who gets so much joy from spending time with people she loves.
Melanie is an incredibly sweet girl who will bring so much joy and happiness to your lives! She needs a family who is committed to supporting her developmental needs and who will celebrate her success and milestones with her. Melanie has such a fun personality and is always full of smiles! She loves listening to music and will sway her body to the beat. Are you ready to turn on the radio and have lots of dance parties with Melanie?
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