A $6,500 grant is available for Anthony’s adoption, if a family applies before June 30, 2018. Pre-homestudy families will be considered on a case by case basis.
Anthony, almost 2 years old, was born in July 2016 and found abandoned as a newborn. He has been diagnosed with post-operative meningocele and paralysis of the lower limbs. He received surgery in July 2016 for tethered cord syndrome and repair of lumbar meningocele which he recovered well from. His adoption report was written when he was 17 months old and caretakers reported he is unable to sit or stand independently. He is speaking a few words, understands what “no” means and can respond to others asking him for objects. Caretakers also said he hadn’t developed many skills yet due to his young age but he can roll over and pick blocks out of a cup. They feel he will learn more skills and language in the future. He is described as being a timid little boy who is close to his foster parents. He likes playing with toys, listening to music and his favorite toy is a plush doll.