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A Child Needs a Family: Dmitriy N., born in 1999

June 21, 2013, 15:30 4093 Author: Mariya Semashkina, translated by Anya Gvozdyeva www.deti.zp.ua Dmitriy is 18 years old now

All of us are keen to attract the attention of others to a certain extent. Some of us have their own ways and pace of doing it. Some people are trying to conquer the world with their appearance or incredible achievements. Small children are trying to attract attention by crying. Older children do silly things in order to get noticed. Dmitriy can suddenly pinch you with a smile, and wait for you to notice him, to take his hand, or simply talk to him.

Overall Dmitriy is a very outgoing child. He likes spending time with adults as well as other children. Even sharing a chair with another kid is ok with him. He is also happy to share his toys. Although he tends to handle the toys he doesn’t play with them much. He is struggling with puzzles and blocks.

However he is great with impersonation. Especially when he’s unaware of being watched. The mimics of the “sunshine children” are very unique. Within minutes Dmitriy can communicate more emotions with his facial expressions and hand gestures than some people express in a lifetime…

The boy’s emotions are overwhelming even though he may appear calm. That’s why he smiles most of the time. Emotions peak is when he’s outdoors. Then pinching others doesn’t even occur to him. It appears that nature does have a positive effect.

Dmitriy enjoys listening to music and the only thing left for him to hear and feel is his own joyful heartbeat when he has a chance to show his performance skills to caring parents and, perhaps, brother or sister as well. He would be delighted to have a family to listen to music with, go for walks and express himself freely whilst making those around him happy. Why not?

If you are interested in adopting Dmitriy, 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 or contact us on 0990235609 or 0637336138 for location of the child and his profile number as he was referred to the orphanage from another region.

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