Zachary, or Zach, is an adorable boy who needs a special adoptive family. His social worker is looking forward to hearing from two-parent families, as well as single parents who have strong support through family and friends. The family chosen to adopt Zach will have parent(s) who are calm, patient, and nurturing, and who have the ability to coordinate medical and developmental services, schedule appointments, and see that Zach gets to them. Whether a one-parent or two-parent family is chosen, Zach needs caregivers who are able and willing to parent a total care child. His adoptive home needs to be a non-smoking, calm, low-key environment with minimal stimulation and limited risk of exposure to illness.
Zach, who suffered an anoxic brain injury of uncertain origin, came into foster care in early 2012. Initially, Zach required medical care at a pediatric hospital. A month later, he was placed in a medical residential center where he received 24-hour care. In February 2015, he was placed in his current foster home where he is doing well. There are other kids with disabilities in the home and the foster parents are grandparents to a number of children who spend quite a bit of time in the home with Zach, all of which meets his social needs nicely.
Zach’s special needs include a seizure disorder; feeding intolerance; severe gastroesophageal reflux disease; recurrent middle ear problems (with ear tube placement in May 2013); and severe cortical visual impairment. Zach is up-to-date with all of his appointments and his health is currently stable. Because of his reflux, Zach needs to be positioned on his side with his upper body slightly elevated and his head supported with pillows. Zach has a customized wheel chair which he can sit in for several hours a day.
Zach, who currently participates in regular physical and occupational therapies, is being home schooled. While Zach does not have oral language, he makes vocal noises daily, smiles frequently, and giggles. He enjoys hearing his name and being spoken to softly.
If you want to learn more about Zach, please make an inquiry today.
If you are interested in providing nurturing and love for Zachary or for any other Special Needs Children, please call our office @ 419-726-5100 for further information.