Sunday, September 1, 2013

Meet Phillip

How precious is this little boy!  I've always been attracted to his angelic nature.  He doesn't have Down syndrome and he's in Latin America so he doesn't really get much attention on the Reece's Rainbow page or forum.  He just looks so sweet and precious.  

Here is the description of him on his Reece's Rainbow page:

Birth Date: 04/12/09
Gender: Male

Dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, congenital cervical scoliosis, and hypoplasia of the first finger of the right hand
Phillip was given up for adoption shortly after birth.  He is constantly smiling.  He is very social and frequently seeks to have company.  His weight and height are lower than the normal range for his age, but with a high-calorie diet and a dietary supplement he is expected to reach a normal weight and height.  He suffers from a speech delay for which he has been receiving therapy. He is responsive when adults play with him and has been making great progress with the therapy he receives. Phillip is an easygoing little boy who is earnestly waiting to be united with a family that will provide him with the care and love he deserves.
Phillip has a significant language delay, but his vocabulary and verbal productions are increasing.  He communicates using single words, gestures, and signs.  He recognizes and points out his body parts, imitates animal sounds, follows rhythms, dances and sings songs.   He understands and performs routine and simple tasks.
Phillip enjoys to interacting with adults and peers. He looks for help in adults when he has needs.
Video available through the agency for inquiring families.
Some of those words are pretty scary looking but not so bad if you google them.  His description sounds like he is doing well and making progress.

If you've followed the blog and thought, I could do that or I want to do that or I'd like to help someone else do that, now is your chance.  
*Phillip only has $18.00 in his grant currently!  The Latin American kids tend to be overlooked.  The kids that have issues other than Down syndrome also tend to be overlooked.  Maybe, if we could get a good grant going for him, his family will be less intimidated by the cost and the process.  If you'd like to help his future family and  make a tax-deductible donation, you can do so here.
*If you order something during the month of September from my Scarves and Skirts for Sara page, you can choose for 50% of the sale price to go to Phillip's grant.   (More detailed information about the Scarves and Skirts can be found on the blog.)
*If you are interested in adopting Phillip, or another child with special needs, you can find out more at Reece's Rainbow New Family Info page.    The specific requirements to adopt Vaughn's country are:  (He is also in Latin America.) 
  • Single heterosexual parents may adopt
  • No family size restrictions
  • Both parents must travel to the country and stay until completion of adoption — approx 5-7 weeks (one parent may leave after a week or two)
  • Estimated total cost $21,000-24,500

Join me in praying that Phillip will find a loving family that can help him reach his full potential!

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