“The response to Baby J has been tremendous. Thank you so much for your care and concern. Please know that we are working hard to find the best fit for Baby J.
Currently, we are overwhelmed with pre-applications, and are no longer accepting new inquiries.
We’ll update our website and Facebook pages when there is news to share. Everyone who has filled out a pre-application will hear back from us. Once again, thank you”
Update 8/29/14 He is still looking for his family I did get this response from the Cradle
“Hi Esther, Thanks for helping to spread the word about Baby J! We have had quite a bit of interest in him, which is wonderful. You can keep up-to-date with the status of our search on our website or social media pages. Thanks! The Cradle“
One of the hardest special needs for which to find families, is a baby who is probably going to be dependent on a ventilator.
I know there are families out there that feel equipped to be able to meet this little one’s needs medically as well as to cherish him as a joy and a little love, who is a treasure that God made!!
If you are a home study ready family that would consider this precious one, please read and contact the agency, fill out their form and wait.
The Cradle is known to be extremely careful in the placement of their special ones, so do not be surprised if you don’t hear from them right away. They are doing the best they know how!
J is a beautiful 6 week old Caucasian baby boy. He initially had heart surgery to repair a ventricular septal defect and coarctation of the aorta. J has respiratory insufficiency with unknown etiology and is currently dependent on the ventilator’s pressure to keep his lungs open. He also has tracheal and bronchial malacia. It’s anticipated that J will eventually have a tracheotomy and continue to be ventilator dependent. It’s also anticipated that J will have a g-tube for feedings. He was also exposed to alcohol during his mother’s pregnancy. J’s future medical needs would include ventilator care, respiratory monitoring, g-tube feedings and early intervention services. He would require close monitoring for developmental progress and possible concerns related to fetal alcohol exposure.
Given Baby J’s significant needs, he will do best with a family who is able to provide devoted one-on-one care throughout his lifetime.
If you would like to be considered as a family for Baby J, please fill out their Pre-Application form in it’s entirety.
As always, I do not represent The Cradle in any way, I am just a mom who knows every child has a family, sometimes they are just harder to find!
Job 33:4 “The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.” KJV