There is a lot to explore at The Little Gym of Queen Creek and the brother-sister team of Josh and Isabella are doing their best to try it all as they hop on the cushioned floor and crawl through a fabric tunnel. And, every once in a while, Josh stops just to gaze in wonder out the big picture windows. At nearly three years old, Josh is the “big” brother to 2-year-old Isabella — who goes by Bella. But Isabella is a little bigger and both are at the developmental stage of a typical 18-month-old toddler.
“Josh is a fun-loving little boy who likes to climb up in your lap and snuggle, once he gets to know you,” says John Hicks, a child specific adoption recruiter with Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK). Josh has developmental delays but “in the last year, he has grown in so many ways,” Hicks says. “Bella is extremely outgoing, extremely playful and energetic,” Hicks says. She loves to dance to Little Baby Bum nursery rhymes. Little Baby Bum is a British YouTube channel that features animation videos of traditional nursery rhymes and original children's songs.
In the ideal situation, Hicks says, Josh and Bella would be part of the same forever family that includes two parents. Frequent medical visits and theraphy sessions for Josh means it would be best if one of the parents was a stay-at-home parent. “We do hope to get the children into a two-parent home,” says Hicks. “Josh and Bella have a very strong bond and we do think it would be best that they stay together.”
For more information about Josh & Isabella, please contact John Hicks at (602) 930-4465 or via e-mail at JHicks@aask-az.org.