Meet Dshyntae from New York. Dshyntae is 17 years old and has Down syndrome. A family with a foster care license is needed at this time, and fees will be waived if adopted from foster care.
Dshyntae is a 17 year old young man with Down syndrome. He is currently residing in New York state.
Dshyntae is a social guy who loves talking and being with familiar people. He enjoys playing with balls, toys with buttons and post-it notes. He likes looking at books that play music or make sounds. His main love is music! He will happily listen to someone singing or playing the guitar, but also enjoys music on the radio or YouTube videos. If you really want to make his day, put on some Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston! Dshyntae also likes to go for walks to sit and relax in the sunshine. Dshyntae would prefer a home without animals. He can be pretty particular and is known to push boundaries with new people in his life, but overall, he is a sweet, funny young man!
Dshyntae needs a family who wants to love him and care for him. This young man needs the love of a forever family, and who can see past his current needs, and see how much Dshyntae deserves grace, peace and love.
Dshyntae has the following issues, but please know this does not define who Dshyntae is, but a family should be prepared to help with the following:
*Chronic Lung Disease
*Moderate Intellectual disability
*Dysphagia (trouble swallowing)
*Fed via G-tube
*Consistent care is needed due to impulsivity and aggression
*On multiple medications to control behavior
*Can walk, and sometimes uses a wheelchair for activities (see picture)
At this time, a family with a foster license is needed, and families with a foster license who live outside of New York can be considered. He will receive adoption assistance and Medicaid until he turns 18. At age 18, the adoptive family would become his Guardian and he would receive SSI and Medicaid.
Dshyntae needs a family that will provide him with unconditional love.
In order to be considered for Dshyntae, YOU MUST HAVE A HOME STUDY and a FOSTER CARE LICENSE. You must have a domestic home study that approves you to adopt a child with special needs.
If you are interested in Dshyntae and you are on the NDSAN registry, please email Stephanie and she will send your home study and family profile to his worker.
If you are not on the NDSAN registry, you must have your worker send your information to Stephanie and she will send your home study and family profile to his worker. You can find Stephanie's email here.
If you do not have a home study, please know that Dshyntae may be placed by the time your home study is completed, and getting a home study will not guarantee Dshyntae's placement with your family. If you are interested in the adoption process, please start here.