Jun 21, 2011

Meet Aiden

Finally I can share this sweet face!  I wanted to wait until it was official and it took longer than usual, but here he is!

The newest little heart invader that I get to be an advocate/warrior for.

Is he not precious?

OK, now that you are done staring at his cuteness (Do you see those cheeks??)  let me move on..

Aiden is 4 years old and is visually impaired (not sure if he still has some vision or is completely blind).  I just could eat him up he is so cute.  I am so excited to be his warrior/advocate.

This is what his Reece's Rainbow profile says about him:

 "Aiden has some more significant delays however it is difficult to tell if he is cognitively delayed for medical reasons or if his delays are simply a result of institutionalization / lack of stimulation. Aiden engages in a lot of self-stimulation such as poking his eyes, tapping his head on the side of his crib, rocking back and forth, etc. When I first met Aiden he was able to walk around the edges of the crib holding on to the sides, but he would not walk independently, even while holding on to someone's hands. As I worked with him however and he grew to trust me he began to take his first steps and now he loves to walk! Still, at least while I was there, the workers never let him out of his playpen.  Aiden does not speak but he responds to his name and I believe he understands simple directions. He is not toilet trained but he is learning to feed himself.  Aiden is difficult to engage. He doesn't initiate interaction but when you play with him/tickle him, etc. he is full of smiles and laughter. I believe that this boy has way more potential than can be seen right now. Whoever Aiden's family will need to be persistent about getting in his face in order to force him to engage and patient with what may be slow progress but I believe that with the consistent love and stimulation that a family would bring this little guy has all kinds of potential."

I have tons more pictures, stories, and even some movies to share of my new sweet Babe.  God has so heavily laid this little boy on my heart and I can't wait to share how special he is with all of you.  But for today, please join me in praying that his family will find him quickly, he needs a family so badly.

Oh, and did you see those cheeks??? 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Joanna! I too could just eat those cheeks :)


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