Niamh, Grandpa's Girl
When LWB program volunteers pulled up to visit Niamh and her foster sister during our visit in October, we were greeted on the street by Niamh and her beloved foster grandpa. Niamh, who has Down Syndrome, recently turned eight years old. She wasn't walking until a few months ago, and she was so proud to take her grandpa's hand and march us down the block to her home!
Niamh was also very happy in the arms of her foster mom and especially enjoys sitting with her at meals. However we really saw her eyes light up when grandpa was around. Her latest report says that she is shy around strangers and really gets excited when her foster grandpa comes home and asks him for a hug!
Niamh is said to have good manners at mealtime, and sweets and fruits are her favorites. Although Niamh doesn't speak much more than simple phrases, she seems to understand quite a bit. Her expressive face speaks volumes, and she has quite a sense of humor. She enjoys making people laugh with her silly faces!
Niamh (whose name is pronounced "Neeve") is on the shared list and is waiting for her forever family to find her. She has an adoption grant of $2,500 through an adoption agency, in addition to a grant of $1,100 from Reece's Rainbow (where she is known as "Nina"). This funny girl is full of personality and burgeoning independence, and we think she will bring joy to a forever family of her own. For now she is learning new things each and every day and knows love in the arms of her foster family.