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Say hello to Brady! This smiley 4-year-old was adopted internationally when he is 2 years old. He was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, and he is a joyful, smart, and active little man. He is very verbal and able to crawl and pull himself up to standing on furniture. He can feed himself solid foods and is able to dress himself with a little help. While he will have lifelong physical challenges, he has unlimited potential.
Brady was adopted into a large family with eight children in total. He shares his parents with a 16-year-old brother, 12–year–old sister, 9–year–old brother, 8–year–old sister, 5–year–old sister, and TWO 4-year-old sisters. So, as you can imagine, there is a lot of activity in the home and lots of siblings with whom to share his parents’ attention. Because of Brady’s early life experience in the orphanage and his insatiable desire for one-on-one attention, he gets really frustrated and unhappy when he doesn’t get what he wants or thinks he needs. This makes life in his family very difficult for everyone.
For this reason, his family is hoping to find him a home where he is the youngest by many years or even an only child. They are looking for a traditional Christian or Catholic family comprised of either a single parent or two parents. They think he’d do best as an only child or with no other children under the age of 10. However, we feel that he could do well with siblings as long as they are at least 2 years older than he is. A family with a spina bifida child already in it would be good too. Siblings would need to be independent enough to be able to joyfully share their parents’ attention and know when to give Brady space when he’s unhappy. His parents prefer that there not be any other medically fragile children in the home so that Brady isn’t jealous of the time they require. He genuinely craves attention and struggles when he must share it with other kids.
Brady’s parents describe him as generally cheerful and contented. He has a smile that lights up a room. He is very intelligent and has a wonderful memory. He loves all kinds of music and likes to hum or sing along. He knows most of the lyrics to the country and Christian songs that are played at his house. His favorite activity is when he gets to go with his dad to the hardware store. He loves eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and grilled cheese. Brady has a really tender heart towards animals and is super gentle with baby animals in particular.
This is a private adoption, so a state or foster home study might not work. A private domestic home study is generally required. You will need to have a current, or easily-updated home study for this adoption.
Due to state laws, we are not able to place this child in KS, CT, MA, NY, or DE. If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state to finalize this adoption. If you live in WI, please let us know, as the adoption process may be longer and a bit more expensive than what is listed in our paperwork. If you have never had a home study before, we cannot help you adopt this child. But, we would love to share with you the process of starting a home study so you could be approved for a child in the near future. Please write to us and ask how to get started!
If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas, we may be able to work with you depending on a few details. Please let us know your situation.
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
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