India Waiting Child: “Penny”
“Penny” is a 4-year old girl that has low vision. She suffers from retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a disease that can occur in premature babies which causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the retina. This growth can cause the retina to detach from the back of the eye, leading to blindness.
“Penny” is described as being happy, content, and active. She loves interacting with other children as well as her caregivers. Her developmental delays are due to her low vision but is otherwise she is physically and mentally fit.
In some cases, vision loss due to retinopathy of prematurity can improve with laser treatment or surgery. Please prayerfully consider whether or not you feel called to be this precious girl's forever family.
Please note that this is a shared referral. For more information on “Penny” or other waiting children in India, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.