Hoping to someday find M's brother adopted in the U.S. -
Myckola Oleksandrovych Markov - 8/26/2003

Monday, July 8, 2013

Cerebral Palsy Adoption


If you are coming here from Adeye's blog, then hi!  We adopted our daughter from Ukraine 2 1/2 years ago.  We went to Ukraine blind (no referral) knowing we wanted to adopt a special needs child.

We knew NOTHING about cerebral palsy.  Nothing.  
So when we accepted her file, it was with some fear of the unknown.

When we met her, she couldn't walk and could hardly sit up straight, but OH could she TALK!

We were told that she would never walk unassisted.  One doctor told me that "She'll never be at the high end of the IQ scale."

We don't like to listen to experts.  They tend to be wrong.

That same child is now able to walk around OUTSIDE unassisted and her tutor tells me she is "quite gifted."

What we've found is that CP is totally "doable." Its not something to be scared of.
We have weekly therapy appointments and orthopedic appointments every couple of months that have done wonders for "M" medically.

But what we've found is that most of all our daughter is just a child who is happy to now have a family.

Little brother giving his sister a push!

Getting casted for new AFOs.

American Dream Girl on Halloween

Santa brought a Baby Stroller!!


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