Meet Keith. He’s a great kid and we believe he will do really well in a new adoptive home. We call him “Keith” because we need to keep his name private. He is 13 years old.
Keith has been listed before and was matched. However, due to ill health in the matched family, Keith is being re-listed. An important thing to know about Keith’s adoption is that his state requires 3 visits with the new family prior to approving the ICPC paperwork. These visits can be 2 at the same time in the placing state (one on day 1 and the other on day 2) and then one visit to the new adoptive parents’ state.
We are looking for a home study ready (or one that needs to be updated quickly) family that has room in their home for a teenager.
The family prefers a Christian home but has no preference for denomination. The family has no preferences as to location, age or employment.
The placing family believes Keith would do well in a home with other children, younger or older. They tell us that he is a responsible role model for younger children.
If you fit what we are looking for, please write to us at and request his full information. KidTeenadopting@wiaa.org
Keith was adopted from the foster care system in 2020 after spending many years in foster care. Keith has behaviors, while not too serious, have made his parents understand that he isn’t doing as well as they had hoped when they finalized the adoption.
Keith is very intelligent. He does well in school getting As, Bs, and an occasional C., and is at grade level. He does need continual direction to keep him doing well.
Keith likes all sports. He’s currently on a swim team. He plays basketball daily in the driveway. He loves snowboarding. He likes cars and all animals. He’s very active but doesn’t like to play alone.
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, FL, or DE. If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state to finalize the adoption.
If you haven’t started your home study, please contact us for information on how to begin one.
However, 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 is going to be difficult, but we feel confident that there are parents of all types, single men and women, traditional couples and same-sex couples 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. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
Contact us if you have any questions. Our email is KidTeenadopting@wiaa.org