Fondly known as a “miracle baby,” Cameron is a sweet little boy who has defied the expectations of the multitude of specialists who have treated him since birth. The nursing staff who provide for his daily care at his pediatric home report that Cameron has a very gentle demeanor and is a great cuddler who craves affection. They also report that Cameron is a “joy” and everyone that meets him “falls in love” with him.
Cameron’s special needs are related to significant medical complications that began in utero. Cameron is now receiving occupational, physical, and vision and hearing therapies. In the fall of 2016, he will receive these services through the school district’s early Head Start program. Another program will be providing these services over the summer.
Cameron is nonverbal, but he does babble. He is responsive to being prepared for transitions by using his body and kicking his feet. He very much enjoys people and physical stimulation. Bath times are a favorite time for Cameron who loves to splash and kick in the water. He is starting to explore his environment by grabbing for items that are presented to him or anything he can get his hands on. He loves to put his fingers in his mouth, hold hands with staff, and cuddle. He also loves being sung to and hearing music. Cameron has formed bonds with the nursing staff in his current placement where he has lived for the majority of his life.
His birth mother and grandmother do make periodic contact. His birth mother has an open communication agreement to receive cards and letters twice a year with Cameron’s adoptive family.
The adoptive family chosen for Cameron will need to live near a major hospital, be comfortable utilizing 24/7 nursing care in their home, and should have a strong support system and an ability to manage multiple service providers and appointments. His adoptive family will qualify for in-home nursing services through Medicaid.
Two nurturing, loving parents, with one being a stay-at-home parent, who can give him tons of loving attention that he so desperately craves, and who have some experience in caring for individuals or children with special medical or developmental needs would be an especially good fit. Cameron is used to having other children in his environment and would do well with kids who are healthy and more independent due to the amount of care he needs. Cameron needs a special forever family who can lovingly accept and be there for him right where he is today. If that could be your family, we want to hear from you soon.
If you are interested in providing nurturing and love for Cameron or for any other Special Needs Children, please call our office @ 419-726-5100 for further information.