Derling was placed in the children’s home at the age of 3 by the Dominican government agency, Conani. Derling’s father had abandoned him prior to birth. His mother was addicted to drugs and she would use Derling to beg for money for food. He was often left alone at nights. Derling experienced a tremendous amount of physical and emotional abuse within his first 3 years of life. He has heavy scaring all over his body. When we received him some of his hair was missing and he was severely malnourished.
He is a very loving and caring young boy. He loves to be held and to give hugs!