Hi everyone, I came across this site while researching info about DiGeorge. We are recently approved foster parents. We weren’t planning on taking special needs children at first but now we are considering it. There is a little girl with DiGeorge that needs a foster home that could lead to a permant adoption. I’ve read up on it online but would like to “talk” with people who have experienced this in their own lives instead of just reading clinical stuff.
She is 2 going on 3. It’s my understanding her physical issues have been treated and she is doing well (heart surgery as an infant). She is behind some developmentally (especially speech) but some of that is due to the medical neglect from the parents (not getting her the help she needed). Since getting therapy I’m told she is making progress.
I realize there are probably varying degrees of this syndrome from one extreme to another. But I would love to hear about what kind of mental disabilities you all deal with or expect to deal with long term. We homeschool our five children and don’t want to take on more than we can handle. But ever since she was “offered” to us we can’t get her out of our mind. We don’t want to make this decision lightly and would appreciate any insights you could offer. We get to meet her on Thursday.