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Beautiful Beatrice: Waiting For Adoption

Beautiful Beatrice entered our foster care program when she was just five months old.

Beatrice was born with spina bifida, which occurs in utero as the spinal column develops and fails to completely seal. Often, a sac protrudes from a hole in the vertebrae containing spinal fluid, tissue, nerves, and part of the spinal cord. Despite surgery to close the opening, children with spina bifida may experience some degree of paralysis and loss of sensation below the damaged vertebrae.

This is what happened in Beatrice’s case. Shortly after she was born, she was taken to an orphanage whose staff arranged for her to have the surgery she needed to survive. Following that operation, it was discovered that Beatrice had lost feeling in her lower body. That certainly didn’t stop this beautiful little girl from embracing her babyhood, however.

After recovering from her spinal surgery, Beatrice moved into LWB foster care. She adjusted very quickly to family life and seemed to particularly enjoy the food!

Feeling safe and secure in her foster dad’s arms was a pretty nice feeling as well.

She loves to be held and hugged!

Beatrice’s foster family describe her as active, lovely, and outgoing, and they feel that she is quite smart. She likes listening to music, playing with toys, and interactive games with her foster mother. Her foster family says that she is very obedient and is a very good eater and sleeper. She can sit on her own and makes sounds, trying to imitate her foster family. She is a gentle little girl who is easy to get along with.

Because Beatrice is so young, it is impossible to know at this time how her need will affect her future. Doctors believe that Beatrice may never have the use of her legs and may need to use a wheelchair to get around.

Beatrice truly needs a permanent family to help her get the specialized care and love she deserves.  There are certainly many unknowns in her future, but we feel sure that a family is going to take one look into her twinkling eyes and know that she is worth taking a chance on!

Beatrice’s file is currently with an adoption agency. If you would like to know more about Beatrice, please contact our Adoption Advocacy Team at adoption@lwbmail.com.

Love Without Boundaries proudly advocates for adoption but is not an adoption agency. We invite you to contact adoption@lwbmail.com with questions about a child we have featured and encourage you to contact your adoption agency for more information about China’s Waiting Child Program.

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