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CONNOR, Baby boy

DOMESTIC WAITING CHILD (SPECIAL NEEDS)

We are looking for a loving, permanent family for a beautiful baby boy named Connor. Connor was born in August of 2018. He is currently being cared for by a loving, interim care giver.

At birth, Connor was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Symptoms of Prader-Willi vary but it is known to affect cognitive function, physical development and behavior. A key feature of Prader Willi is also insatiable hunger, which can lead to obesity and diabetes. While newborns with Prader-Willi often require tube feeding, Connor was able to bottle feed almost immediately. He is now able to hold his own bottle and eat solid foods. He is receiving growth hormones daily and is gaining weight every week.

Connor is receiving physical therapy 2 times a week which has increased his muscle tone and Moro reflexes. He is now able to sit up with support and loves to show off how he can roll to either side independently!

An adorable and alert baby with thick blonde hair, his sweet personality is already shining through—he loves to make silly faces and smile!  He often giggles, coos, and plays responsively with those interacting with him.

Connor’s parents are seeking an open adoption with a small or medium-sized family. If you would like to be considered as a potential adoptive parent for Connor, please submit our FREE online pre-application and send us a copy of your current home study (completed within the past 12 months), conducted by a licensed adoption agency. 

All families who have completed the online pre-application and submitted their current home study are considered active prospective adoptive families. We will contact you if your family is a potential match for a current or future waiting child.

For additional questions, please contact our Adoption Team at 212-400-8150 or asap@spence-chapin.org

Read Special Need Adoption FAQs on our blog! 

To learn more about Prader-Willi Syndrome, please visit the Prader-Willi Association website: https://www.pwsausa.org/