Brooks was born in January 2006 and found abandoned when he was 2 years old. He’s been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, post-operative club feet and post-operative left inguinal hernia.
AGENCY DESIGNATED SPECIAL FOCUS CHILD
At the time of Brooks’ report he was 6 years old and had been living in the institute for 4 years. During that time he had developed a lot in every aspect. It was reported that he had a healthy body and a ready smile. He was described as generous and active. His days included rehabilitation training in the mornings, intelligence and language development in the afternoons and singing and playing games in the evenings. When he first entered the institute he couldn’t sit steadily but after 6 months he began to sit alone and crawl. After another six months he could turn pages in a book, throw balls and eat with a spoon himself. When he turned 5 he could build with blocks, call his classmates names use words to express his feelings and needs. He could communicate with nannies with simple conversation. In May 2011 he received surgery and by 6 years old he could go up and down stairs holding a railing and use a walker to walk. He was beginning to learn to read and could count. Brooks was said to be an active, optimistic and lovely boy. He was close to caretakers and teachers, liked to watch TV, especially singing and dancing programs.
NOVEMBER 2016 UPDATE BELOW:
Agency staff met Brooks in November 2016 and said he was pleasant and obedient. He sang a song for them and wrote his name. He liked to do puzzles and could crawl on the mat or use a walker to move around. They were told that he is potty trained, and can feed and dress himself. He really enjoyed playing with other children and has several good friends. He likes to help the caretakers with the younger children. Their impression is that he’s a very sweet and cooperative child.
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