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Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:33 PM

Our family adopted a baby from The Cradle last summer. I think many families would have said "no" to this child because of some prenatal exposure and other risk factors. The baby who wouldn't make eye contact, cried for hours on end and was showing significant delays in several areas is now a thriving 16 month old who talks, walks, gives kisses. He also enjoys tossing food items out of the grocery cart and taking all the books off his brother's book shelf. I would encourage waiting families to give these babies a chance. With Early Intervention and a stable family they can really blossom. Do we know what lies ahead? Of course not . We realize that he is at a greater risk of attentional concerns, learning problems, ect, but we know that as a family we can handle it. He is an absolute joy and we are very lucky that we are the ones he calls "Ma Ma" and "Da Da."
Best wishes to all the waiting families and especially to all the families who took a chance and adopted a child with a not-so-perfect medical background.

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