Thursday, February 9, 2012

Adoptive Home Needed for 5 Year Old Boy with Cerebral Palsy

I recently received an e-mail from an adoptive mother who has adopted five children with special needs through the New York based agency, Spence-Chapin.  She asked that I share some information on my blog about a 5 year old boy of Chinese heritage who has cerebral palsy in the hopes of helping to find an adoptive home for him.  Here is the information she shared:

[The agency has] been diligently trying to find an adoptive family for an adorable Chinese heritage 5 yr old who has cerebral palsy. His name is Alex and his smile lights up any room he is in. He has lived in a children's rehabilitation hospital in New York since he was born. His birth parents have been involved with him the whole time, but are unable to care for him at home and come to the loving decision to place him for adoption.
Spence-Chapin has been trying to find him a family for several months now, but there have been only a few inquiries, with no matches yet.  I told them I would try anything I could think of to try and help find Alex a family. So I found your beautiful blog and thought maybe you
could network Alex's situation to families that may be willing to consider him.

Alex is eligible for an adoption subsidy and Medicaid, regardless of parental income, in any state through his eighteenth birthday. The adoption subsidy from New York is very generous and would really go a long way to helping a family provide for Alex. Spence-Chapin's adoption fees for special needs are $1,000-3,000 on a sliding scale, but they can waive this based on family need.

They are looking for a strong family that has resources nearby and parents no older than 45 years old, family size is not an issue, as long as they have a strong plan for Alex's care.
I know this is a lot from someone you have never met but Alex has captured my heart and I want to do everything I can to find him a family. If you can help with your blog or connections it would be such a blessing.

I would be love to be a contact for anyone wanting to know more about Alex or Spence-Chapin.  Anyone interested can contact me anytime, I will help in any way I can.

My contact information is:
Debra Cronnelly
1351 Summit Chase Drive
Snellville, Ga 30078

Here is the link to Spence-Chapin's website that has video and information about Alex.

Thank you, Debra!


  1. I will post a link to this information on my Reece's Rainbow FB page. There are always people on there wishing they could adopt but no not qualify or have the money to do so overseas.

    Praying this little guy gets a home very soon.

    Carlene's soon to be momma :)

  2. What a sweetheart :) I hope he finds is forever family soon!

  3. I pray he gets a loving home soon. Your newest follower. I'd be glad if you follow back at BEAUTY-HIVE. Tnx!