He was diagnosed with minor hydrocephalus and spina bifida. Elijah had surgery for his spina bifida on March 22, 2012. He had shunt surgery for his hydrocephalus on July 9, 2012. Elijah has recovered well from his surgeries and his caretakers note that his mental development is normal but his speech is delayed.
Elijah is on the CCCWA's shared list. He is designated by the CCCWA as a Special Focus file and he is from one of our agency’s orphanage partnerships. A family at any stage of the process is eligible to review this file.
Current America World families who are interested in adopting "Elijah" into their family should contact their Family Coordinator about him.
Families not currently in the process of adopting with America World should fill out a quick & simple free PRE-APPLICATION and our Intake staff will follow up with you right away.
Any questions about "Elijah" or any Waiting Child can be directed to our China staff at WaitingChildren@awaa.org or 800-429-2269.