Brian just turned 8 years old. He was adopted here in the U.S. and adopted by his current parents when he was 3.
He is smart and mechanically inclined. He in inquisitive in wanting to know how things work. He likes to roller blade, color, outdoor play and building with Legos. He is good with pets and loves animals.
Currently Brian is living a small private residential home for children who are working on attachment skills and learning to heal from early trauma.
His current adoptive home has other children near his age, with 3 younger than Brian. They have tried to bring him home, but even Brian says, “I can’t do well in this home.” Brian would do best in a home where he is the youngest by several years. He needs to have a new family’s one-on-one focus so he can live a good life, letting himself be loved.
In our conversations with TAP, they say that he has true ADHD and medication has helped although currently he is not on any medication at all. TAP has a tutor come to teach the children, so it is like a homeschool. Because he has prenatal exposure to alcohol, patience is needed in teaching him that his actions have consequences; to be able to learn to understand “cause and effect”.
This is what his private residential home wrote about Brian:
Brian is a very inquisitive boy with a contagious smile. He loves to figure out how things work, as well as build with Legos, and play outside. He enjoys roller skating, and riding his bike. Brian has a sweet heart.
Brian would do best being the youngest child in the family by many years, or the only child, as he does best with high nurture, high structure, and one on one attention. He thrives educationally in a home school environment. He needs a family where he can explore and mature at his own pace.
Two parent family with no younger kids, he compares himself with his peers, doesn’t do well as an older brother.
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This is a private adoption, so a state or foster home study might not work. A state authorized private domestic or international home study is generally required. Due to state laws, we are not able to place this child in FL, CT, MA, ND or DE.
Adoption is a legal process so there are costs for the adoption This adoption qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit which should completely cover all adoption costs. Contact us at [email protected]aa.org to receive additional info about Brian.
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