I wish we had the resources to help adopt a little girl or needy child like this, however we don't. I'm sure baby Ashton will find a home soon, if not already. I just learned about this precious baby today. If you are seeking to adopt or know someone who is you might want to learn more about adopting beautiful baby Ashton.
New, Precious Baby Needs Loving HomeBorn weighing just 4 pounds, 11 ounces, Ashton has fought to live with health problems. With no parents around, Margaret Burkett became the baby's foster mom. She brought Ashton home from the hospital.
"She was very, very tiny. Basically (she) didn't do anything but just lay there (at first)," explains Burkett.
Ashton is 16 months old and weighs 13 pounds. She is thriving, but will need to continue physical, occupational and speech therapy. Ashton needs a patient family, who is willing to help her reach her potential. — Courtesy PhotoFor a few more months, Ashton will wear a helmet to correct a misshapen head. She will also need to continue physical, occupational and speech therapy. But, "... she's come a long way."
Now 16 months old and weighing 13 pounds, this little girl is thriving. "She's got the cutest personality. She says 'Ma-ma and Da-da." Burkett goes on to say, "I really believe that someday you are going to see Ashton be very, very normal - other than her size."
Ashton is very alert to her surroundings and is getting stronger everyday. She can easily roll over, but is unable to walk or sit up at this point. However, she is making progress.
"She's unreal! I love kids, it's what I've done my whole life. Every job I've had is around children and I'm telling you, God's got bi
g plans for this baby. This baby is an angel, God-sent."
Ashton needs a patient family willing to help her reach her potential. "I think a family that, number one, realizes you have to go on her time. She is very time consuming right now."
But Margaret says it will be time well spent for a family. "She's motivated [my] grand kids that are much older than her. What she's brought to them and what she can bring to a family is unbelievable."
This little lady is truly a miracle, always happy and full of joy.
"She's got so much love to give, but she needs it right back and tons of it. This kid is unbelievable. It's unbelievable what she'll do to your heart."To learn more about Ashton, join Gillian Sheridan for her "Children are a Gift" report, Monday night on CBS 19 Ten @ 10. You can also find information on www.CBS19.tv and www.tylerpaper.com
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