Portia is a 14-year-old girl from Europe who is hoping to be adopted.
Portia was born in October 2002 and has been diagnosed with agenesis of the right kidney/ectopic kidney and strabismus. While she is developmentally on target for her age, Portia struggles with resistance and defiance disorder for which she is treated with Resperdon. Portia has suffered from frequent acute infections, including bronchitis, tonsillitis, UTIs, and pneumonia. Portia has been living with a foster family since 2009. She attends elementary school where she quickly absorbs new material. Portia is imaginative and speaks in complex sentences. She is curious, asking many questions, and communicates easily with peers and adults. Portia shows an interest in design and artistic activities into which she invests time and imagination. She also has a well-developed ear for music and a sense of rhythm.
Update September 2013: Portia has been living with her foster mother for four years and is clearly attached to her. She is a cheerful, bright girl, but can be headstrong and willful, throwing extended tantrums, when she does not get her way. These tantrums are the main reason for Portia's diagnosis of resistance and defiance disorder. Portia currently attends fifth grade, but needs to be more properly motivated for her school work. Her self-help skills are well developed. Portia enjoys playing with dolls, cooking, computer games, and sports. Additional reports available upon request. Please submit an inquiry for additional information.
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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