Update June 2020:
Ivey’s family is coming! You can help support the Slate family in bringing her home here! Ivey will have 3 brothers, and also a sister who has Turner Syndrome just like her!
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 listed on RR from Sarah’s Covenant Homes, India, the focus of my previous posts, 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.
Today’s first featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Ivey! She was born in 2015, lives in an unidentified country which is most likely within Eastern Europe, and is waiting for her family to find her. She is eligible to be adopted by single moms, large families, and older parents! Ivey is eligible for a $2,000 Grant! This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
PD: Ivey is standing holding the rail of her wooden crib lined w/ bumper pads. She is wearing a red top & orange pants, has light brown hair & dark eyes, & has a hint of a smile, w/ 1 hand in motion near her face.
Ivey’s Medical History
Ivey has been diagnosed with Turner Syndrome (follow the link to learn more). She has delays in all aspects of her development. She was born with a heart condition which was surgically corrected, and for which she continues to take heart medication and see the cardiologist for check-ups. An opthamologist has diagnosed her with some degree of vision impairment, but she does not have glasses or corrective measures at this time. She is also currently on a dairy-free diet, and the doctor has indicated milk and dairy products should be slowly reintroduced to observe her tolerance level.
Other Information About Ivey
Ivey currently lives in a group home for children with special needs and there are no other children her age in the home. She can sit up, pull to a stand, and walk around her crib holding on to support. She interacts with toys, but doesn’t know how to play with them appropriately due to lack of instruction. She says a couple of short words and babbles/makes sounds. She makes eye contact, tracks with her eyes, and will interact with a mirror and other toys that interest her.
PD: Ivey has a huge, squinty smile in her face! She is standing holding on to the side of her crib.
Today’s second featured ‘Find Me Friday’ kid is: Molly May! She was born in 2015, lives in an unidentified country most likely in Eastern Europe, and is waiting for her family to find her. She is eligible to be adopted by single moms, older parents, and large families! Molly May is eligible for a $2,000 Grant! This grant is offered by Reece’s Rainbow for children in this specific country. Grant funds are dependent on available funding.
PD: Molly May has a big, open-mouthed smile! She’s standing on a gray carpet, wearing a neon green shirt & orange headband with toys on the floor behind her. She has big, dark brown eyes & dark brown hair.
Molly May’s Medical History
Molly May has been diagnosed with the following: Trisomy 7 (a very rare chromosomal disorder where there is an extra copy of chromosome 7 in some of the body’s cells – I couldn’t find more info online that was not at an academic level, but a doctor may be able to clarify); a cleft lip & palate; and cerebral palsy. She has undergone multiple surgeries to revise her cleft lip & palate. She is under continued care of the doctor performing these procedures. She is also under the regular care of a neurologist, who diagnosed her with CP in 2018. She had suffered from “constant shaking” resulting in uncontrollable movements up until a few months ago. The social worker reports this has greatly improved, Molly May’s movements are now more calm, and she sleeps calmly too.
Other Information About Molly May
Molly May has made progress in her development during recent months. She is able to sit unassisted, to tall-stand on her knees, and has begun to try moving around in a walker. She is becoming more physically active. She makes eye contact, looks around for familiar adults, and smiles when someone looks at her. She will laugh out loud when an adult plays with her. She watches children’s cartoons and movies on TV, and will get excited and point to the screen when the TV is turned on. She picks up toys and attempts to play with them, but still needs instruction in how to appropriately play with toys. She makes vocalizations in an effort to communicate and eats soft foods from a spoon. Videos taken in April 2019 show her interacting with toys. Photos and videos are available through her agency.