The England Grant of $2500 may be available for qualifying families.
Individualized grant funding for qualifying families may be available through our President’s Grant. Contact us for more details!
Please meet the very sweet Destiny. She was born September of 2010. When our Bulgarian social worker met with Destiny initially, she was shy but then became less so as time went on. Destiny is able to take care of her physical needs. She needs some help while bathing. Destiny is very close to her foster mother. She likes to help in her household and can do many things. She cleans and arranges her room and puts in order her clothes and toys. Destiny recently went to the Black Sea with her foster mother and loved the ocean and sand. We have quite a bit of information about Destiny’s biological family that will help prospective families understand her initial diagnoses of moderate mental retardation. Our social worker that met her said they do not believe she should be in the moderate cat3egory. She instead believes she should be considered on the lower end of intelligence with more slight mental delay. The social worker says Destiny is not a child with typical characteristics for a child with moderate mental retardation. She quickly answered all my questions, without thinking or without needing a longer time to understand the question. I received the answer immediately. Her eyes constantly showed that she understood me, and her eyes never wandered. She understood for example the word “tease” and understood what I was teasing her about.
Since Destiny’s placement in the foster family she has achieved a lot. When the foster mother first received her at the age of 7 she was unable to talk. She still has some speech problems but her speech is understandable. Destiny knows and correctly names all the colors. Her favorite color is pink. She likes to draw, play with dolls, watch cartoons and play on the swings. The foster mom shared that she is a very good and obedient child and is able to play alone for hours although she is very frightened to go outside alone. The social worker believes that Destiny has great potential if she had the help of a specialist. At her school she is only receiving 40 minutes a day of resource help and otherwise is left to work on her own. She needs much more intense school training. While her foster mother loves her and provides for her in most every way, she does not provide for her academically. The social worker believes with the hard work of a devoted family Destiny could achieve so much more. We pray a family will step forward!
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