Loving Ambassador Child: 5-Year-Old, “Fischer”
Fischer is a sweet, 5-year old little boy who is described by his caregivers as “lovely” and “smart” and who loves to play outdoors.
His adoption file contains very detailed developmental and growth information that will be helpful to any doctor reviewing his file. Fischer is potty-trained and is able to feed himself. His fingers are able to cooperate to hold and pinch small objects and he has no difficulty in playing with toys such as inserting blocks, retainer cups, string beads, etc.
He is able to recite Three Character Classic and is able to say complete sentences as well as understand the meaning of sentences when communicated to. He communicates well with his caregivers. The staff at his orphanage states that he is very smart and “knows everything in his heart”. He is able to recognize adults’ emotions and when they change. If the caregiver is happy, he will ask the caregiver to hold him for a longer amount of time.
He is enthusiastic and likes to feed other children. He knows the adults’ daily schedule well and often reminds the caregiver about what she should do next. He knows the names of all caregivers and the children who share a room with him. When he is praised by adults, he is very happy. He loves to sing songs and likes to watch cartoons. His favorite cartoon is The Lion King. He likes to be held by the caregiver to play.
In 2014, he underwent surgery for clubfoot using the Ponseti method. For the three months following, he only wore braces while sleeping at night and this lasted for one year. His caregivers do rehabilitation training and massage, and his dexterity and joints have improved greatly. In 2016, he underwent a hip joint reposition operation. His file contains additional photos and videos.
A Loving Ambassador team visited Fischer in September 2019 and describe him as very interactive, outgoing, and sociable. He loves playing with just about anything and just enjoys being played with. Team members noted that he was very well-adapted to life with a disability. Though he isn’t able to walk, he is able to scoot and crawl to get around, and while he struggles with fine motor skills and writing due to limited strength in his wrists and fingers, he has learned to hold a pencil and can draw and bring food to his mouth when eating. Despite his challenges, Fischer’s caregivers report that he is very capable of taking care of himself. He is a determined and innovative little boy!
If you would like to learn more about Fischer from a team member who spent time getting to know him in person, please contact our Waiting Child Program. A trip team member would love to share more about their interactions and stories from their time with this precious little boy.
Please take a few minutes to consider how God would have you be a part of helping this precious child, whether that is through praying, advocating, or inquiring to learn more.