Wednesday’s Child: 13-Year-Old Daniel

By Jack Williams, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) – Daniel, or Danny, is a shy, quiet 13-year-old young man of Caucasian descent who is curious about trying new things once he feels comfortable.

K’nex, Legos, and pretty much anything that you can build with are where this budding architect’s interests lie. He has a real knack for being able to follow directions when building or putting something together.

Danny also likes to explore and learn about his environment, do arts and crafts, and play on the computer. Danny is currently in a residential program where he loves the individual attention he receives from the adults in his life.

WBZ-TV’s Jack Williams reports

At times, Danny can struggle with expectations and is learning coping skills for when he gets frustrated. Danny attends a smaller, therapeutic based school where he is improving his peer social skills and receiving the extra academic help he needs. He does need some assistance with organization and school work and benefits from the services that he receives from his Individualized Education Plan.

He gets along with his peers and will join in when asked, although he usually prefers independent play. Legally free for adoption, Danny would do well in a two-parent family of any constellation, with or without older children. With the nurturance, structure and love of a permanent family Danny will continue to shine.

To learn more about Daniel, and about adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or visit The sooner you call, the sooner a waiting child will have “a permanent place to call HOME.”

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