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*Maverick is 8 years old and in the 3rd grade in his local public school. He was adopted through the US Foster system when he was six. He currently lives with his adoptive parents and five siblings (brothers, ages 11 and 9 months, and sisters, ages 9, 6, & 4). Maverick feels lost and insignificant being in such a large family. He endured some hard things in his early years, and he desperately wants to be seen and to be important in a family. Despite his family’s attempts to spend quality time with him and encourage him, he is incredibly discontent and despairing in his current family. They truly believe that if he were an only child or the youngest in a smaller family, that he’d come alive and be able to heal from the past hurts he’s experienced.
For this reason, his family is looking for a better suited family for him where he can get some much-needed focus and attention. They are open to single parents (dads included). And families of any design. They are Christians and take him to church, but they do not have a religious requirement for his adoption. They just want him to be well loved by a family with the bandwidth to focus on helping him heal and to be confident that he is worth knowing.
Maverick is very respectful and silly. He enjoys swimming, throwing the football, kicking around soccer balls, and riding his scooter. He is interested in sports, but since he lives in a warm humid state, sometimes the heat makes him not want to play outdoors. Maverick is also very creative and a wonderful artist. He loves to sit and draw and color—these are daily activities. He’s also really good at assembling Lego sets. He has a lot of patience for activities and can focus really well.
Maverick is relaxed and can easily “go with the flow.” He likes getting one-on-one time and running errands, but he’s also ok with just hanging out at the house and playing. When he meets new people, he is engaged and doesn’t shy away. He has a great appetite and loves eating things like gumbo, pizza, cheeseburgers, spaghetti, and tacos. Burritos are his absolute favorite.
This is a private adoption, so a state or foster home study might not work. A private domestic home study is generally required. You will need to have a current, or easily-updated home study for this adoption.
Due to state laws, we are not able to place this child in CT, MA, NY, or DE. If you live in OR, you may need to travel to the child’s state to finalize this adoption. If you live in WI, please let us know, as the adoption process may be longer and a bit more expensive than what is listed in our paperwork. NJ residents will need to check with their homestudy agency or an adoption attorney to see if their homestudy will work for this type of adoption. If you have never had a home study before, we cannot help you adopt this child. But, we would love to share with you the process of starting a home study so you could be approved for a child in the near future. Please write to us and ask how to get started!
If you are a U.S. citizen living overseas, we may be able to work with you depending on a few details. Please let us know your situation.
Adoption is a legal process so there will be costs associated. This adoption may qualify for the IRS Adoption Tax Credit.
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