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GIRL WITH MEDICAL PROBLEMS NEEDS AN ADOPTIVE FAMILY

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Sheenika, 3, was born Jan. 20, 1991. She plays well with other children and likes cause-and-effect toys that do something when she plays with them.

However, she prefers being with adults rather than playing alone. Although she is developing more slowly than most children, she does feed herself some finger foods and drinks from a cup and with a straw.It is not clear how much potential Sheenika may have. She was born to a mother who used drugs during her pregnancy and she has tuberous sclerosis, seizures that are controlled with medication, and has a heart tumor.

Sheenika has been in two foster homes since she was 6 months old. At this point, she has normal relationships with adults and is attached to her foster family - a sign that she is likely to be able to attach to an adoptive family as well.

She has temper tantrums when she can't have her own way.

A black or biracial family with two parents or a single mom is preferred. Financial assistance is available to help with some of the costs of adopting and caring for Sheenika.