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domestic waiting child (special needs): Miracle, Infant baby girl

We are looking for a family for a beautiful baby girl named Miracle. Miracle is a full-term baby who weighed 7-pounds, 7-ounces at birth. She is a very responsive and active baby girl, but she had a tough beginning.

Miracle was born at home and was deprived of oxygen immediately after her birth which caused her to sustain an anoxic brain injury. She was transferred to a local NICU soon after birth, where she was placed on a ventilator for six days and underwent therapeutic hypothermia.

While at the NICU, seizure activity was detected on Miracle’s cranial ultrasound. She also has a cardiac history of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN) and Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO). Miracle sustained scarring on her right leg from an IV, which was placed in her bone marrow.

An MRI that was done while Miracle was in the NICU showed no brain hemorrhage. Miracle will require follow-up with Neurology, Plastic Surgery, Cardiology, Dermatology, and Early Intervention.

Miracle is now stable and has been discharged from the hospital. She is being cared for in the private home of a loving and dedicated Spence-Chapin interim care provider. She is doing very well with her caregiver and has not had any seizure activity. She is making great eye contact and is a great eater and sleeper. She loves to snuggle and be swaddled!

Miracle is African American. Her birth mother is seeking an open adoption, ideally with a family living in the New York metropolitan area, that would include email updates and in-person visits. Miracle’s birth mother would prefer a small family with no more than two children.

If you think you could be Miracle’s forever family, 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. Further medical information will be provided upon request.

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.

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