Family Wanted: 14-year-old thrives outside

  • Mike Ritter—© Mike Ritter 2017

Friday, May 11, 2018

“I love cooking!”

Devin is an adventurous 14-year- old boy of Caucasian descent. Those who know him well would say he is a very respectful young man who has great manners and likes to please others.

There are many activities that Devin enjoys, but his greatest strengths are outdoors. He loves to be outside whether he is camping, riding his bike, his skateboard or going on walks along nature trails.

When Devin participated in Boy Scouts, he was very proud of the badges he earned. Some of the other activities Devin enjoys are playing video games, watching television and looking through motorcycle and truck magazines.

In school, Devin is well-liked by his teachers and his peers. He is passing all of his classes and he also volunteers after school.

He is ready for adoption and Devin’s social worker is seeking a single- or two-parent family with or without other children in the home. Devin has requested that if there are other children they not be too much younger than him. He will need a family that is able to continue twice per year visits with his birth mother and monthly contact with his four siblings who are placed separately.

Who can adopt?

Can you provide the guidance, love and stability that a child needs? If you’re at least 18 years old, have a stable source of income, and room in your heart, you may be a perfect match to adopt a waiting child.

Adoptive parents can be single, married or partnered; experienced or not; renters or homeowners; LGBTQ singles and couples.

The process to adopt a child from foster care requires training, interviews and home visits to determine if adoption is right for you, and if so, to help connect you with a child or sibling group that will match well with your family.

This article was prepared by MARE.