We are home with Amos, Daisy, Lee and Violet! Meanwhile we have jumped in again for one last very special girl. If you would like to help with that, you can make a non-tax-deductible donation HERE that we can access immediately. You can also make a tax-deductible donation HERE that we can use once we receive travel dates. Or by donating HERE you can help provide her and other children at her orphanage the care and nutrition they desperately need. See all of our current fundraisers HERE. We are thankful for any support you can offer!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Brains Are Amazing.

This was posted the other day on a group for adoptive parents of children with cerebral palsy.

Theo has cerebral palsy.  Since he has never received therapy and hasn't had a thorough medical examination by an expert in years, if ever, we have no idea of what he will be able to do after therapy.  If what he can do now is what he will be able to do in five years, that is fine with us.  He is wonderful.  But if he can do more to make his life easier, to make it easier for him to be independent, we want to support that too.

The brain is an amazing thing, and we are only beginning to scratch the surface. This is exciting stuff!

Aquatherapy, hippotherapy, therasuits, even the basic developmental materials that can be adapted for different needs, these are all amazing things.  We don't know yet what Theo's best options will be.  He has a lot of strengths.  He cannot walk on his own, but he can move himself around and he can sit up well.  He can feed himself.  He does have at least some speech and language, and we also have amazing PROMPT speech therapists within an hour.  These are the things we know so far.  We will be able to learn so much more after we have spent time with him.  We can't wait!

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