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 darling Gemma born August of 2013. Her information is from November, 2022. Gemma is said to have normal physical development for her age. She likes to run, ride a scooter and go bungee jumping with friends from school. Gemma is diagnosed with Hyperkinetic behavior disorder with neuropsychological development delay and a speech disorder. Gemma knows her date of birth. She likes to draw and color. Her favorite colors are orange, yellow and green. Gemma struggles in school because she has trouble remembering and can’t read. She knows all the letters but can only write by copying text–letter by letter. She can write her name. Gemma also knows her numbers and with a little patience and explanation from the adult and with the help of her fingers she can add and subtract up to ten.
Gemma is in third grade. She goes to school on the school bus. She likes to go to school because she has friends there with whom she plays and studies with.. The teachers at the school say she is doing well despite her diagnosis and difficulties. Gemma enjoys helping her foster mother with cooking and housework. When the foster family has guests, Gemma helps set the table and washes the dishes afterwards.
Gemma knows and loves to dance hora (traditional Bulgarian dances). She doesn’t like to wash her own hair but she can toilet, dress etc. on her own. At the foster home they have a dog who she loves to feed as well as several kittens. Gemma sometimes self-harms by scratching her skin until it bleeds. When she falls or hurts herself, she doesn’t always says it hurts. She is currently taking a medication that helps her not be so tense and nervous. Gemma was not treated well by her birth family and still suffers some from that treatment.
The foster mother is very nice and takes the best possible care of Gemma! We hope she can find a family of her own to love and who will help her to reach her full potential.
For more information, please contact: Kathy@wiaa.org. You will be asked to complete a parent eligibility form before any file information can be released.
Please be aware that children on our waiting list may be under review by multiple families. Additionally, a child’s availability status may change on short notice. Please contact Kathy@wiaa.org for the most up-to-date status of a child.
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