Today’s featured child on the blog is *Chloe! Chloe lives in Courage Home Purple at Sarah’s Covenant Homes (SCH), India, with co-foster mothers Nikki & Merissa, as well as 13 foster siblings. Find her profile here to inquire about her availability, get more information about adopting her, and donate to her adoption fund.
Chloe’s foster sister, *Lily, is also listed on Reece’s Rainbow. Profile here. Read more about her on this blog by starting with this post, or typing her name into the search bar of my blog’s front page to read all blog posts about her.
Chloe is blind as the result of being born without eyes. She has no other disabilities. Chloe is super-smart and is enrolled in a mainstream private school in her community, which she attends with the help of an aide. Her other foster siblings Teagan, Deepa, Mae, Selah, and Brianna all attend mainstream private schools, as well. Chloe navigates her world using a guide cane and is learning to read Braille, along with developing her pre-Braille skills (discriminating between objects tactilely, learning to ‘track’ Braille letters printed on pre-prepared sheets, tracking in Braille books while an adult reads, and so-on). She is very talkative and loves to sing. She speaks mostly English and understands everything that is said to her.
Chloe attends a dance class with 3 of her other blind foster siblings Mae, Brianna, and Deepa.
Previously, Chloe attended Anjali School for the Blind in her home, which you can learn more about here. ASB serves children who live at SCH in Courage Home, Joy Home (Stephanie, Jeanette, and Victoria), and other SCH foster homes, as well as children who live in the community. Blind or visually impaired foster siblings Cedar, Dinah, and Jasmine also attend, alongside sighted foster siblings Addie, Lily, Molly, and Nolan, who are not enrolled in mainstream private schools and also learn academics alongside the other kids at ASB. You can read about any of the children mentioned in this paragraph by searching their names in the tags in the search bar on the front page of my blog.
Read more about what Chloe’s co-foster mom, Nikki, has to say about her here!
From her Reece’s Rainbow Profile:
When Chloe came into care as a toddler, she was non-verbal and had little exposure to stimulation and affection. After being in her foster home, six-year-old Chloe is now speaking full sentences primarily in English, has good comprehension skills, eats on her own, dances, sings and laughs. She is known as a funny, social and bright little girl who is quickly learning braille, counting objects, knows the phonetic sound of most letters and can identify everyone in the home by their voice or smell. She was recently accepted into a private school that will continue to help her thrive and focus on learning more Braille, help with independent skills related to blindness, and meeting more friends. She loves to make everyone laugh, enjoys being silly and is well liked by her peers. Despite being blind, Chloe walks around the home independently, walks up and down stairs, rides on a tricycle, and jumps on a trampoline. It is noted that she has such great potential as she absorbs everything around her.
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