Franklin is a happy and playful little boy who will steal your heart the moment you meet him! He loves to act silly with and be tickled by his caregivers.  Toys that light up, vibrate and/or make sounds are Franklin’s favorites, and these are used to motivate Franklin during his daily therapy sessions. When the weather is warm, Franklin loves to be outside. Franklin does not have the ability to communicate with words; however, he makes his needs and wants known with the use of gestures, facial expressions and some sounds.

Franklin uses a wheelchair to get around for now, but his caregivers believe that he will be able to walk (with some support) in the future. He receives his daily nutrition via a combination of pureed foods and G-tube. A patient and committed two-parent household with no other children, or 1 to 2 other children, would be the best match for Franklin. He will require lifelong care to ensure that he meets his full potential.

To get to know Franklin better, contact his recruiter Jeanne Dunn at (201) 740-7026 or