Update January 2019: Tessa has a family coming! Support the Mills family here.
In this series, each Friday, I want to share a different child with you who is available for adoption and listed through the adoption advocacy website Reece’s Rainbow. All the kids who are currently listed on RR from Sarah’s Covenant Homes, India, have been posted about, so now I am focusing on a few kids or a sibling group listed on the site each Friday going forward. When more SCH kids are listed, I’ll continue to feature them!
Please note that the names used on RR are usually not the childrens’ real names, and their real names will only be shared with seriously interested families in order to protect their identity.
PD: Tessa stands in front of some trees, wearing a white t-shirt. She has a pleasant expression, dark brown hair, & beautiful, dark brown, almond-shaped eyes.
Meet Tessa! Tessa was recently listed in October 2018! She was born in March 2006. Tessa needs to be adopted prior to her 14th birthday (early 2020)!
Tessa would like to be adopted! She desperately needs a family for many reasons, but a family will most certainly make a significant difference for her medical needs and for her future!
Tessa’s Medical History
She has been diagnosed with spina bifida with meningocele. In 2007, she had surgery to repair her meningocele. In 2011, she had surgery to correct a neurogenic bladder and another surgery in 2012 to correct a nephroblastoma on her right kidney; finally, she had surgery in 2014 to treat chronic kidney disease (stage V) and moderate anemia. Currently, Tessa has dialysis twice per week and blood transfusions twice per month. She also has a blood and urine review each week. She receives medications and eats a specialized diet to treat her chronic kidney disease and anemia.
The adults feel Tessa is much more mature than peers her age, as evidenced by her frequent and advanced conversations with them. She gets along well with her teachers and is described as being polite and respectful. At the time her report was written, Tessa was in fourth grade and was said to be clever. Her medical needs mean she misses school frequently, but she has excellent grades and reads in her free time. She is said to be above average intellectually.
Other Information About Tessa
Tessa is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! Tessa is mature, strong, polite, and well-liked. Despite her complicated medical history, she continues to work hard in school, treat others with kindness, and be optimistic. She enjoys music, drawing, dancing, and reading. Her favorite musical instruments are the zither and the piano. Tessa also really enjoys fashion and beauty. She likes to pick out cute outfits and do her hair to match! Her caretakers say she is hygienic, organized, and enjoys cleaning. Tessa makes her bed and tidies her room every morning without being asked. She is well-liked by both her peers and adults in the orphanage.
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