Percy is a very bright and cheerful 5 year old boy. He’s got an adventurous personality, is eager to try new things, and has an open disposition that is friendly, but not inappropriately so. He is not afraid of foreigners from overseas and was immediately interested in learning English with American volunteers in school and was one of the first to master the alphabet song. He’s got a good ear for language and has soaked up everything he can learn in English and he retains it (colors, shapes, animals, clothing, parts of the body, etc.). He has a great sense of humor, loves to laugh, and gives a loud “Good Morning!” and hard high five whenever he sees his English teachers. In Chinese, he’s learned to read some Chinese characters, knows his numbers, has started basic math and knows many songs and dances from school. Percy lives with an attentive foster family who would love to see him adopted as they know that he needs medical treatment from pediatric specialists. He interacts appropriately with peers, is silly and fun with his little friends, but not unkind. He is attached to his foster parents and does not show any signs of attachment disorders. This is an amazingly resilient little boy who needs some expert medical care and a loving forever family to reach his full potential.
Percy had surgery for a tethered spinal cord when he was eleven months old. Complications from the surgery left him without bladder or bowel control. Percy has a cystostomy (an opening in the bladder through his abdomen so that he now urinates through a tube in his bladder) which doesn’t slow him down one bit and which we hope can be reversed by US doctors. He is also diagnosed with scoliosis. His medical report also says that had a cardiac issue, but the orphanage confirms this is an error and that he has no cardiac issues. In a Denver Developmental Screening done 6 months ago, Percy scored advanced in language and gross motor skills, average in fine motor skills, and a bit delayed in emotional development which is fairly common for children coming from orphanages or foster care.
We have a $10,000 grant to help Percy get adopted. Can your family help this very smart boy become your loving son?