Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Please Adopt Baby Luke

There's other stuff I want to say today, but this is on my heart and it's really important that this sweet boy finds the right home. I can't say much more without getting really involved in the subject. Please pass this along to anyone who might want to adopt baby Luke!
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Baby boy "Luke" born September 7, 2010

Caucasian

Born full-term at 39.5 weeks

6 lbs 4 ozs

19 1/2"

Baby Luke was diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome. He was discharged from the hospital on October 25th, and is with a temporary care family. He is being fed by a g-tube and is doing very well. A speech therapist, occupational therapist, and physical therapist have been working with him weekly. Both birth parents continue to express a strong interest in making an adoption plan for Luke.

Birth parents are educated professionals. Birth mom received excellent prenatal care of this planned pregnancy. No history of alcohol or drug usage. The birthparents are willing to consider an adoptive family residing anywhere in the USA. Their number one concern is that an adoptive family will have a great deal of knowledge about Prader-Willi syndrome and be ready to offer a structured environment in a loving home to their son with full understanding of challenges the child may face. Birthparents are not requesting an open adoption.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to be considered as adoptive parents for this little boy.

Thank you,

Leslie Wright, MSW
Birth Parent Counselor
Family Resource Center
5828 North Clark St
Chicago, IL 60660
Phone:773-334-2300
jturner@f-r-c.org
www.f-r-c.org

3 comments:

mollie said...

reposted on my site. praying for luke and his birth parents and the wonderful family that will hopefully soon call him their own.

Ali Foley Shenk said...

Thanks, Mollie. Please let anyone know if they are interested that they can ask me more about what it's like to raise a child with PWS. I don't know everything, just what we've experienced so far, but it's something.

Anonymous said...

Poor baby Luke! Why he is up for adoption since parents are professionals and this was a "planned pregnancy"? I hope he ends up with a wonderful family like yours!

xo
Molly