Jose is a 17-year-old boy from California who is hoping to be adopted.Jose, a survivor! Although he was born very prematurely at only 26 weeks gestation, he has come a long way. Jose needs a foundation: a "family". Are you that special family that can provide Jose with all of his needs? Take a look at what makes him so unique. Jose really enjoys the electronic keyboard piano and will move his body to the hip sounds. He enjoys social settings and interacts through body language. He has learned to walk with assistance and can move his way around. He uses rocking back and forth for self stimulation. Because of his premature birth, Jose has hydrocephaly, retinopathy, history of seizure disorder and profound mental retardation. Jose is currently feeding through a G-tube and is developmentally delayed. He needs a family that can advocate for his needs and be available to him throughout his life.
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