Nathaniel | Age 8 | Shared List

Updated: Oct 1, 2020

Cutie pie Nathaniel is 8 years old, and was born in August 2012.  He now is under the care of ICC, and living in family style care!  He previously lived for 5 years at the Welfare Center that has a partnership with ICC, and he has Down Syndrome.

Pictures taken December, 2015

When Nathaniel entered into care, he was estimated to be 6 months old. His file says "he could not adapt well, always cried and would not like to sit or be quiet." Sweet boy was most likely grieving the loss of his first family. The welfare center enrolled him the Grandmother Plan where Nathaniel was paired up with a very special Grandmother who cared and loved on him.

This one-on-one doting by his grandmother helped Nathaniel reach his milestones.  He can walk, can call "granny" if happy, likes being outside and explore nature.  While outside he likes pointing to the sky with one hand!

Nathaniel has good balance, can understand simple directions, can imitate well, likes being close to an adult and being accompanied by the caregiver.  He can be timid, and his caregivers say he is becoming more "bright" and his cognition ability is good.

This sweet, lovable boy needs a family to help him reach all of his potential.  He sounds like a gem!  Nathaniel's name means Gift from God and Victorious.  He certainly is a gift, and we look forward with anticipation to see how Nathaniel's life is used!  We can't wait to praise and thank God for raising up Nathaniel's forever family.

"But thanks be to God, who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." I Cor 15:57

Nathaniel is now back on the shared list.  Please contact Erin Schmidt, ICC Adoptive Families Coordinator, at to receive is identifying information if you wish to have your agency pursue his file.

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