Adorable Erin just celebrated her 8th birthday in September and hopes that this year she will have a family and home to call her own. Her file indicates that she has gross motor skill delays impacting her lower limbs but normal mental development, language and fine motor skills. Erin was not abandoned until and brought to the orphanage until she was 2 years old and found to be in overall good health at the time.
In 2014, Erin had surgery to loosen the tight tendons in her legs that were impeding her ability to walk independently. Initially after surgery, she is able to crawl and uses a walker for mobility. Erin can now walk independently and can climb stairs with assistance. She is described as being brave and strong as well as determined, spunky, stubborn, easy-going and independent. Erin enjoys being praised and encouraged. While she had not yet had the chance to attend school, orphanage staff reports that she has good learning ability. Courtney’s receptive and expressive speech are both very good. She speaks in a local dialect. She loves to help take care of the younger children in the orphanage.
What this child needs is a family to give her the opportunity to attend school to blossom and to receive the available therapies necessary to gain even more independence.
VIDEO AVAILABLE: Erin has video available showing just what a determined child she is.
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