We are excited to introduce Joy! Joy was born in 2019 and is 2.5 years old.
Joy's favorite activities include playing on a yoga ball, hugging her ragdolls and playing with toys that light-up and make sounds. Joy also likes nursery rhymes, with "A Mud Doll (Ni-Wa-Wa)" being her favorite! When she hears her caregivers sing Ni-Wa-Wa, she will sing along to the words 'wa-wa' and sway her body to the beat. Joy is shy in new environments and around new people, but happily plays once she has warmed up to them. She has a close bond with her foster family and enjoys playtime with her 3 year old foster sister.
Joy has cognitive, motor and speech developmental delays. Joy currently attends occupational therapy, and her caregivers hope she will start physical therapy soon. In the meantime her caregivers continue to work with her to practice and improve her muscle strength and endurance. At the time of this report, they were helping Joy learning to climb up and down stairs by herself! Joy has a surgical history of craniosynostosis surgery and polydactyly surgery (12/2020).
Can you imagine singing nursery rhymes with Joy as part of your nightly bedtime routine? Don’t hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how to review her file!
To protect a child's privacy, Taiwan has strict rules limiting public photos of children. To see more photos of Joy, request to join Gladney's PRIVATE Taiwan Waiting Child Advocacy group on Facebook.
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