He is precious.
A beautiful baby boy born 2016 in Eastern Europe with designer genes. He, unlike my Leza and Nico who were also born with designer genes, is available for adoption as an infant. Do you know what being adopted this early means?
It means he wont lay in a crib with nothing to do but rock and stare at his hands for hours and days on end. He wont go without eye contact which would contribute to gaze avoidance and sensory and/or attachment disorders. Instead he would get the hugs, snuggles and direct eye contact every child needs in order to bond with others and learn, among other things, to trust.
It means he can get the occupational, physical and speech therapy that my Leza and Nico did not get until they were 4 and 3. For the last 2.5 years we have been struggling to teach our children things they should have learned long before they came home, the basics like eating, drinking from a cup, walking and talking.
It means his growth wont be stunted due to poor nutrition, and lack of human contact. Our Leza and Nico are roughly the size of 3 and 2 year olds at the ages of 6.5 and 5.5. We have other friends with designer gene bio kids and at roughly the same age, they are so much more age/size appropriate than ours. Orphans, for various reasons, often do not grow at the same rate as their peers.
It also means he won't have institutional autism like my almost 7 year old Leza who just this year has finally, finally started coming out of her shell.
I know sometimes there is guilt that comes with wanting to adopt a baby when there are so many older children available. However, having done both, I can assure you both have their rewards. If it is in your heart to adopt an infant, please do so. Please rescue them so that they will have a good head start in life and not grow up to be yet another older child in need of a family.