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A Child Needs a Family: Aleksey G, born in 2001

April 8, 2013, 11:50 4862 Author: Maria Semashkina, translated by Anya Gvozdyeva www.deti.zp.ua Aleksey is 18 years old now

It was just a year ago that Aleksey was unable to walk, he could only crawl. Nowadays he can walk. However, he doesn’t use this skill extensively. The same goes for the toys and other children around him.

An introvert would be a good word to describe Aleksey. He can only concentrate on a toy for a few seconds, and his own socks generate much more interest than rubber animals or blocks.

Aleksey is very content with himself for company and he doesn’t play with other children, or, indeed, adults. What did surprise me was that he starts paying attention to adults immediately when they call him by name. But they don’t tend to address him very often. Perhaps, that’s what makes him such a lonely soul – he is unwilling to establish contact with adults who don’t seem to care.

Aleksey is certainly not an easy child to deal with. He is hard work, of course. This is because personalities of these children are hidden from view and they wouldn’t let anyone in. It will take unlimited patience, endurance and care of mother’s hands and support of a considerate father for Aleksey to open up and start giving his love to others.

If you are interested in adopting Aleksey, please read the memo to the potential adoptive parents, guardians, and foster parents; you can also contact Children’s Affairs' service of the Zaporozhia State Administration by telephone (061) 239-01-56. Request the Profile Number of Aleksey accordingly to the orphan list # 0061084.

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