Liam is an accomplished paper airplane builder. He is 10 years old. He’s a little boy we call “Liam” because we need to keep his name private.
We are looking for a single dad or a two-parent family who is home study ready (or has one that can be updated quickly) with no other children in the home or other children over the age of 12.
Liam was adopted from the USA foster care system. His parents say they are looking for a new family that will be a positive influence on him. He has not bonded with his parents The family says he has associated his trauma with his mother and continues to create a hostile, negative, tense environment. His parents feel that they can no longer provide a safe environment for Liam.
Liam loves to create, using all different types of material to build things. He will create something in his mind and then make it. He enjoys making paper airplanes and kites. He loves being out in the woods, exploring. He enjoys swimming in the summer. He likes making gifts for people.
This year, he is at a specialized school where there are smaller class sizes and they are educated in trauma behaviors, Autism, etc. He is in a class that he was placed in according to his mental abilities, not grade. He is doing well and really enjoys science. This year is the first year that he sounds excited about what he is learning. His teacher says he is a bit behind in reading, but he is doing very well.
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.
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated with them. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
If you fit what we are looking for, please write to us and request his full information. KidTeenadopting@wiaa.org