Advocate Today: 6-Month Old, Baby “Finn”
“Finn” is a sweet 5-month old baby boy in Ethiopia who was added to our Ethiopia Waiting Child list in April. He is still in need of a forever family. He has a combination of medical needs as described below:
- Congenital ptosis (eye lids can't open/always closed) - It is recommended that he receive Oculoplastic surgery. It is not clear in his information how well his vision has developed. Our transition home doctor noted “when his eye lids are opened he appears to have a clear cornea, we are able to see the internal structures of the eye, like the retina.“
- Congenital syphilis
- Positive HIV antibody, DNA PCR test for HIV turned out to be undetectable
Any other families who would like more information about “Finn” and/or how to begin the process to adopt him into your family should contact our Ethiopia staff at Ethiopia@awaa.org or call 800-429-3369. We would love to share more!