DOMESTIC WAITING CHILD (SPECIAL NEEDS): Seven-YEAR-OLD girl

We are looking for a loving family for Abigail, a seven-year-old girl with Treacher Collins syndrome. Abigail is bright, charming and full of life! She dances and draws, but mostly loves to laugh and be social. 

Abigail attends first grade and is in a 12:1 setting. Abigail has a Gtube and a capped trach. She eats some soft foods. She also has some hearing loss, mild asthma and food allergies. Medically, Abigail will require multiple craniofacial surgeries and regularly sees a pediatric plastic surgeon in New York City.  She currently receives 16 hours of private nursing care at home. 

Abigail has been treated in several hospitals and spent five years in a long-term Children’s Hospital. Her doctors and social workers all beam when they speak about Abigail. She has captured the hearts of all of her caregivers! 

If you think you could be an adoptive family for Abigail, please complete 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

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