-No More Being Tied To a Bed!

-Jen Ahn Kim–born in North Korea on January 18 with fair hair, dark eyes, and a scrawny body–will be 16 1/2 years old when she is adopted by me.

-“You’re like ‘Child Genius’ to me!” Jen Ahn Kim will speak in a Korean accent. “I’m in Mrs. Dabler’s Basic Biology, and you’re taking Physical Therapy at Michigan State University! You have a bigger brain than I do!”

 

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-Japan Adoption, Finding Lydia Gallegos

-I want to go to Japan to adopt a long and lean Japanese and Latina mixed girl from Tokyo–Lydia Gallegos–born on January 18, when she’s 16 and 1/2 years old in American years (Japanese consider a newborn to be 1 year old, Japanese view a baby as under 3 years old, and Lydia Gallegos’s last name will be because her husband–Ricardo Gallegos–will be Hispanic).

-As a result, once I adopt Lydia Gallegos, I want to enroll her in Lapeer East High School in Lapeer, Michigan. She will have dark brown eyes, fair hair like Frozen’s Elsa (she’ll be a MAC Frozen ballerina as Elsa over the summer), and she’ll mainly be a swimmer at the MAC over the summer.

-However, Lydia Gallegos will go to Torzewski County Park in Lapeer, Michigan: Lydia will have CPR training, swim lessons, lifeguard job, and a brain in Torzewski County Park. Lydia will make sure that EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO RIDE THE WATER SLIDES MUST BE 46 INCHES TALL OR PASS A SWIM TEST: This is because true democracy comes with responsibility.

-Also, I will major as a high school pre-algebra teacher (with Mrs. Busby using Khan Academy Pre-Algebra), but minor as a physical therapist (at Sparrow MAC on my Gallegos Family Vacations). I’m going to have a major as a teacher, a minor as a physical therapist, and a brain.

 

-Jacob Mays

-Born on January 18 in Tehran, Persia; Jacob Mays in para powerlifting will be my future adult son because he will have Spastic Quadriplegia (he will be 21 years old when he graduates from Haslett High School).

-Contrary to quadriplegia, spastic quadriplegia means Jacob will have mobility disability causing spasms in his four limbs. As therapy, he will do para powerlifting. He will speak English and Farsi, he will have fair hair and brown eyes, and he will be thin-weight and medium-height.

-Because my maternal grandmother was Reform-Jewish in heritage, I will choose the name Jacob Mays for the young man (we’ll be culturally Reform-Jewish, but religiously members of St. Luke Lutheran Church).

-At Haslett High School, he will be on a high school diploma track: If he wants to be a ride operator at Kings Island with me for “Sally’s Sea Plane,” he and I will need proof of high school graduation (special classes are MEANINGLESS and DON’T PREPARE PEOPLE FOR COLLEGE OR THE WORKFORCE).

-Kristi Mays: Fair-Haired Girl Born in Japan with Visual Impairment

-https://www.rcpd.msu.edu/services/blindandvisual means that because 16 3/4 year old Kristi Mays–a fair-haired girl born with visual impairment (20/201 vision in Japan and in her new America)–will receive Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities Services when transitioning to MSU.

-A Leo born on August 21–Kristi Mays–will be accompanied by Angela Sebald, an MSU worker responsible for the blind students at MSU.

-Kristi Mays will be mainstreamed at MSU when she graduates at age 17 1/2–she has the right to be in the least-restrictive-environment.

-https://www.understood.org/en/advocacy/take-action/high-expectations-for-all means that Kristi Mays, despite her need for large print even with her Hello Kitty glasses, will not only prefer Term 1 Honor Roll (lucky), she’ll also need graduation with a regular high school diploma (luckiest).

-(Understood):

  1. Graduation With a Regular High School Diploma
    All students, including those with learning and attention issues, should be expected to earn a regular high school diploma. Alternative diplomas and certificates aren’t acceptable. These alternatives don’t prepare students for college or the workforce. In some cases, employers, colleges and even the military don’t accept students with alternative diplomas.

-North Korea Adoption: Jen Migwang Kim

-I hope to adopt a girl–Jen Migwang Kim–from North Korea (age 21, born 9-13, 28.1227 kilograms [62 pounds], 175.25999999999996 centimeters [5’9″], green-eyed, and fair-haired). Her condition will be called Autism Spectrum Disorder. (And Autism is a death sentence in North Korea, 5’9″ is tall for a Korean lady, but race and size have no correlation)!

-“Jen Migwang Kim will be 21 years old when she graduates from Haslett High School because ASD does affect the brain,” I speak. “She will have good Mrs. Vessell pre-algebra 1st hour for 2nd semester (like Hannah Kim–the legal guardian–will have when she was a high school senior for 2nd semester).” I will ask Mrs. Vessell about letting me (and later, Jen Migwang Kim) about Khan Academy Pre-Algebra for practice (I will be furious if work takes 3 hours for an HS senior).

-“Roderick Prior–my future date–will also care for Jen Migwang Kim,” I speak. “I will be the only one traveling to North Korea, to adopt a young lady with autism. But Jen Migwang Kim will take my last name, because in North Korea, ancestry is determined by the mother (the Koreans have had a difficult history).”

-“It’s all over the MAC,” Jen Migwang Kim (the youth-level swimmer on training to be a CPR-certified Korean-American lifeguard) will speak in English. “Not letting people on a slide if they can’t swim is not torture; it’s for safety.”

-But Jen Migwang Kim’s main sport will be Special Olympics Project UNIFY Michigan State University Figure Skating: Figure skaters range from petite-to-average-to-tall, but are pretty much slender in weight, autism is eligible to be a Special Olympics Project UNIFY MSU figure skater, and this is an example of mainstreaming [place (a student with special needs) into a mainstream class or school.]

-Ukraine Adoption, Finding Jen Mays

-A senior at Haslett High School. Born in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine. Fair hair, dark brown eyes, SPF 50 skin, age 21 but a senior in high school because she can’t speak a word of English, and also because she has Spastic Diplegia. Since many future new parents (who need to budget for months to get their Ukrainian Princess home) rename their Ukrainians, I will rename the girl to Jen Mays.

“Ya sama!” Jen Mays will speak. “I can do it!” 

“Da!”  Jen Mays will speak. “Yes!” 

-I will take the girl to Sparrow MAC Outdoor/Indoor Pool, to sign her up for youth-level swimming lessons (she will be cognitively that of a typical preteen girl). I will have her to take swimming lessons (despite the crying and whining), stretch her because she has severe cerebral palsy (despite the fact she abhors it when people stretch her), and teach her how to swim–to become a lifeguard, she will NEED LOTS AND LOTS OF TRAINING (CPR, swim test, etc.; she will be considered a worker from Ukraine, studying “Khan Academy Pre-Algebra major” at Michigan State University).

-Mrs. Busby told me that adopting from Ukraine requires problem-solving, inequalities, exponential functions, greater than/less than, and the metric system. 

-Mrs. Busby (my helper at MSU who will also care for Jen in a couple of years), is Jen Mays cognitively impaired? Mrs. Busby, Jen Mays is cognitively impaired: Intellectually, she is at the level of a 12-year-old (reading, speaking; listening), because Jen Mays has Cerebral Palsy and Learning Disability.