Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Teamwork Tuesda ~ Carina

This little beauty is almost 5 and is facing imminent transfer to an adult mental institution! Her name is Carina and is described as being very calm. She has a few medical mentions on her profile but nothing out of the ordinary for a child with Down syndrome. She has a tiny hole in her heart which may or may not close on it's own. This is fairly common in children with Down syndrome along with the general population. She also has a heart murmur, moderate intellectual, physical and motor function delays.

Carina is currently in an orphanage in Eastern Europe, but the area she is in tends to transfer kids around the age of 4-5 so we need to desperately find her a family. She already has a sizeable grant so  her future family has a head start. Here's some information regarding adoptions in her area:

  • 3 trips are required 
  • 1st trip, Both parents for 5-7 days
  • 2-3 month wait for the judge to appoint the court hearing
  • Both parents travel for 2nd trip about 7 days, both parents leave after the court hearing
  • 30-day waiting period is NOT waived for special needs
  • Only one parent would need to return after the 30-day wait
  • Up to 5 young children in the home if the family income is sizeable (the adopted child being the 5th child)
  • Both parents must be younger than 60 years
  • Parents may NOT be currently on anti-depressants; prior history of anti-depressants may be permitted on a case-by-case basis
  • No criminal background (DWI's acceptable on a case by case basis)
  • Fee includes orphanage donation
  • Married couples and single heterosexual mothers may apply
  • Un-related children may not be adopted simultaneously
  • Total program and travel fees approx $35-40K
Please share her profile and donate to her. Let find her a family so she will never step foot in an institution!
Carina 15H

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