Justin is five years old and was adopted internationally two years ago. He came to live at an orphanage at age 10 months. The orphanage had good adult to children ratio and has had a lot of successful adoptions for their children. The family worked on the adoption for a couple of years and brought Justin home in August 2014.
During weekends, and often other times in the week, Justin goes to a respite home where he does extremely well.
We were privileged to have a long talk with the respite mother, and her family’s perspective on Justin. He is with them over 30 hours a week. He gets along well with their other children who are older than he is. He is described as being very polite with good manners, easily redirected when needed. This other family is structured in that they have each day planned out, and Justin must go along with the plan. If Justin doesn’t like the plan, they still don’t change it, and Justin ends up obligingly obedient.
The respite mom and dad said that Justin is very coordinated physically and loves sports. They think a new family should be sports minded, and active. Justin’s favorite game is football, and he easily entertains himself with a ball outdoors. He is friendly and will walk up to new kids and ask to play with them. He gets along well with other kids.
He watches movies occasionally but is not a techie kid. If someone else is watching a movie, he will too. But he would much rather be outside playing.
When a new possible family is interested in Justin, the respite mom said she would love to talk to them and share their experience with Justin in their home. So we will set this up as part of the process of you seeing if Justin might work out in your home.
We are looking for a home with no children younger than Justin and both the adoptive mom and the respite mom believes this to be important. Since Justin is so active it is believed that Justin’s new family should have parents that are also active.
This sweet little boy needs a home where a new family can help him can conquer the results of his first years in an orphanage. Even the best of orphanages are not a family.
We have lots of records and reports on Justin. The next step in this program is to write to us for Justin’s profile, then if you want to learn more, write back and ask for a copy of his medical and other records. When you have had a chance to read them all, and show them to a professional, if you want, please email us back to see what next steps need to be taken to see if this child would work in your home. Write to us at [email protected]
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 MO, NY, CT, MA, or DE.
Adoption is a legal process so costs so there are some costs for this adoption which fully qualifies for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
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