Luke is a 5-year-old boy from Europe who is hoping to be adopted.
Luke was born prematurely at 30 weeks gestation in May 2012. He has Down syndrome and a congenital heart defect (ASD type foramen ovale, persistent arterial duct, mild pulmonary stenosis). He has a history of post-hemorrhagic hydrocephalus which has reportedly resolved.
Luke sits independently, crawls, and stands and walks with support. He reaches for and manipulates objects of interest, tries to thread rings onto a fixed support, and shows interest in playdoh. Luke especially loves playing with small balls and toys that are shiny, musical or have moving parts. He responds to his name and follows simple instructions related to everyday actions. He occasionally vocalizes some syllables but generally expresses his wants and needs nonverbally at this time.
Luke enjoys attention and physical contact from adults and initiates interactions with others on his own terms. He does not play much with peers or join in group games, although he will engage with children younger than he is. Luke is a strong-willed little boy who exhibits some aggressive behaviors towards himself and others, for which the orphanage doctor prescribed medication. He is not yet toilet-trained. Luke has a good appetite, always washes his hands before meals, and eats and drinks with minimal assistance.
Weight at Birth: 1.350 kg Weight Feb 2017: 9.600 kg
Height at Birth: 35 cm Height Feb 2017: 83 cm
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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