Name: Alyssa

Case Number: 2419

Date of Birth: 2004

Gender: Girl

State: Texas

Additional Information: Alyssa is a very loving and affectionate child with an infectious giggle. She is friendly and gives affection freely and spontaneously. She loves animals and outdoor activities. Alyssa is very talkative. She receives speech therapy and is showing improvement. She has no difficulties making her feelings known. Alyssa really enjoys going to school and especially riding the bus. At school, she receives special assistance to help her work at her own pace. Alyssa does need assistance with focusing on tasks as she is very active. Alyssa has had surgery so her brain can develop fully. This will require long-term follow up. Overall, she is in excellent health. She has adjusted very well since having the surgery, but she has limitations in the ability to function in areas of daily living. She can excel given the right forever family to help and guide her. Allysa needs a family with patience and experience in dealing with children with special needs. She will do best in a family with reasonable expectations of her. Alyssa requires a consistent routine. Parenting Alyssa requires unconditional love and acceptance and a lifetime of commitment to caregiving and advocacy.