Say Hello to James Andrew (Andy)
Andy is a 9-year-old boy that was adopted internationally. He needs a new home. He has linked past trauma to his current family and hasn’t been able to bond to them. Both Andy and his parents are hoping they can find a family where Andy can let his guard down and feel safe.
We are looking for a two-parent household where he can get the attention he needs. Single individuals would be considered on a case-by-case basis. Andy was raised in a situation where only one of his biological parents could care for him. He fears that a single parent might not be able to take care of him as much so Andy would need reassurance that a single parent has the time and support system to care for him. Heterosexual and LGBTQ+ families are invited to inquire. Andy needs to be the youngest or only child in his new family. He has a hard time with the competition and attention sharing of younger siblings. He has however asked for an older brother. There are no preferences as to the religion, age, or employment of the adoptive parent(s). The family would prefer that the new family live in close proximity to their current state so that Andy could facilitate a future relationship with his sibling. This is dependent on Andy’s needs/healing as well as his siblings.
Andy is described as active and extroverted. He enjoys taekwondo. He loves playing sports especially soccer and would thrive playing on a team. Andy loves music, dancing and movement. He’s been taking a Mexican dance class and has been trying to teach his siblings. Andy loves doing anything as long as it’s with someone else. He wants to connect and be involved. Andy enjoys playing outdoors. He likes riding his bicycle. Andy has leadership skills and likes to follow the rules. His teachers report that he is someone who can always make other kids smile and laugh.
If you fit what we are looking for, please write to us and request his full information. Please email us at email@example.com
This is a private adoption, so a state or foster care home study might not work. A state authorized private domestic or international home study is generally required. You will need a current, updated or new home study for this adoption.
Due to state laws, we are unable to place this child in CT, MA, NY, or DE. If you live in WI, there are a few steps that have to be followed, but it is possible to adopt from there. If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state to finalize the adoption. We have made recent connections in FL that could potentially make it possible to place in that state. Please contact us for more information.
If we have home study ready families for this child, we will consider them first. Therefore, if you are willing to take a child between the ages of 9 and 15, we suggest you begin the process as soon as possible.
We know that adopting a child over the age of 9 could be difficult, but we feel confident that there are parents of all types out there who love kids and would love to add them to their families.
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated with them. There are grants out there to help fund your adoption (please request that information.) This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
Contact us if you have any questions or want to know more about Andy. Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org