Aleshia is BEAUTIFUL! She is not sitting up, crawling, or walking yet. She is WIGGLY though. :)
Aleshia does not talk, but she does make noises.
She is very delayed, but she is responsive with Brent. We were expecting her not to be responsive based on what another adoptive parent witnessed when they met her months ago. We are very glad that she is responsive.
You will notice that there are some autistic tendencies with the repetitive movements. She may have true autism. She may also have institutional autism, which is caused by environment. There is also a chance that she just as some institutionalized behaviors that might not even fall into the autism category.
Aleshia seems to be in a pretty good place as far as institutions go. That doesn't make it an environment where children thrive though. All children need families and children with special needs need so even more. They need people to work with them, encourage them, and stimulate them so that they don't resort to institutionalized behaviors.
Here come the pictures and videos!
Isn't she just gorgeous!?!
I'm not quite sure what this contraption is, but she's in it. lol
Daddy is doing patty-cake here. (Julianne trained him well!)
I love this next one because she actually turns the page of the book!
I can't wait for it to be my turn to get my hands on this little princess!
Don't forget our GIVEAWAY going on if you share this, donate, or share the waiting kids from the weekend! I need you all to let me know which things you are wanting to be in the drawing for though.
Also, the Hidden Treasures Auction will be the first part of April and our family will be receiving the benefit of that, so if you have anything to donate their is an email address on the link to contact the lady in charge.