Four-year-old “D” has been waiting for a permanent family for close to two years. His foster mother describes him as loving—he comes to her to be held and will watch her sing as she puts him to sleep.
Our agency staff who met D describe him as very active. During the meeting he was running and smiling and showed an interest in noisy toys. He will follow some directions, indicates when he is hurt, throws a ball, quickly hugs his foster mother, copies the sound of songs, and can go up and down stairs well.
Although D doesn’t interact directly with others he will mimic their actions. He receives speech therapy and can now say “yes,” “no,” and sing along to songs. He is very resourceful and will use gestures to communicate; for instance, he will go to the fridge and indicate what he would like to eat. Likewise, when he met our staff, though he didn’t use formal language, he greeted them with a bow.
D gets excited to ride the bus and go to school–he attends a special education school five days a week and also receives weekly therapy.
We cannot share photos or medical information of D on our public site but information and many photos are available for families who inquire.
General Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be heterosexual couples married at least three years. All applicants should be free of serious physical or mental illness, and criminal history. There are various age requirements for adopting a child from D’s country, so please inquire to learn more.
Learn More About D
You can learn more about D by emailing [email protected] and referencing 114-18. D’s adoptive family is eligible for an agency reduction of $6250 (valid through 1/15/2017). Eligible families may also qualify for a grant through CH/LSS and Brittany’s Hope Foundation.
Meet oTHER WAITING CHILDREN
During December we are advocating for twelve children and sibling groups who currently wait for families. We appreciate any time you take to get to know these children and consider whether your family, or a family you know, could be theirs.Meet the 12 Waiting Children of December
There are a number of resources available to families who would like to adopt but are concerned about financing. If you would like to learn more, we welcome you to inquire about the Adoption Support Fund and view our infographic of fundraising ideas.