Magnolia was born in July 2012 and found abandoned when she was around 13 months old. She has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome and post-operative congenital heart disease (VSD). A color ultrasound of her heart is available with her adoption file.
AGENCY SPECIFIC PARTNERSHIP CHILD
Agency staff met Magnolia in November 2017 and said she responded to voices, could follow moving objects with her eyes, searched for dropped objects, can build a tower with blocks and points to objects. Her cognitive development appeared typical for a child with Down Syndrome. Magnolia responded to her name, had 30-40 words and could follow one step directions. She could hold a crayon and scribble on paper and transfer objects from hand to hand. She was said to be a good sleeper and a happy child.
Magnolia received heart surgery in September 2015 for double outlet of right ventricle and pulmonary stenosis and the operation on collateral vessel. The operation was successful, postoperative recovery was good and she was in stable condition. She received Color Doppler Ultrasound on chest and postoperative recovery showed well.
Magnolia can run, jump, walk backwards and forward, and climb stairs up and down. She can throw, catch and kick a ball. Her hands can move freely and are flexible. She can eat with chopsticks and spoons, and drink with a cup. She can paint and enjoys reading picture books. She loves to play with blocks, listen to music and watch cartoons. She can understand some words and use simple communication to express her needs. She knows where things are and can help her foster mom find her shoes. She has been described by orphanage staff as being introverted and attached to her foster mom. She enjoys playing by herself and watching other children play games, and she attends kindergarten.
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