Maria is a sweet little girl who is turning 12 this year, but the size of a 5 year old. While she seems to be doing okay, she's not in a very good place, and needs out soon! Despite living in a mental institution, she still has so much spark left in her eyes.
She DOES HAVE A FAMILY working to get her, praise God!
From her Reece's Rainbow profile:
Girl, born 2002
Diagnosis: Down syndrome
Maria is a bundle of sweetness and pure energy! She lives her life sort of like a game of bumper kids, not afraid of crawling over, through, or into other children to get where she wants to go. She is otherwise all girl, giggly and sweet, loving to blow kisses or play with dolls.
She is not speaking, but uses some sign language she may have made up to communicate her basic needs, such as thirst or needing to go to the bathroom. She also makes some of the most hilariously adorable facial expressions. She is not able to stand or walk, and she appears to have problems with her hips. She is very flexible, and often sits with one foot above her head. She can get around quite well in a very unique way of holding her feet and scooting along on her bottom, she moves at a very fast pace. She is a sweet girl who does not know about personal boundaries (such as crawling around instead of over the other children) but is nonetheless very loving and would probably do great in a family where she was the youngest.