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Wednesday’s Child: 13-Year-Old Viktor

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BOSTON (CBS) – Viktor is an engaging, outspoken 13-year-old Caucasian boy originally from Russia.

He recalls some Russian but his primary language is English. Viktor is currently living in a foster home where he has thrived and formed positive, healthy and nurturing attachments. He has really enjoyed the “normalcy” of living in a home and would like to find an adoptive family where he can have stability and guidance into adulthood.

Academics have always been a strength for Viktor. He recently achieved high honors and continues to make great progress in the academic setting. He is currently in the 8th grade and is looking forward to starting high school next year.

Viktor has enjoyed many activities in recent years. He especially has a passion for cooking and dreams of being a chef and opening his own restaurant someday. On his menu would be Russian food and burritos.

Viktor is quite interested in learning more about his Russian heritage, as well as anything to do with warriors, wizards and medieval times. He also has an emerging love of sports and recently played in a soccer league. Over the summer, he participated in two different sleep away camps.  He demonstrates great motor skills when playing with LEGOS, Bionicles and Hex Bugs.

Legally free for adoption, Viktor is a youngster with demanding needs who requires a family with two parents. He presently participates in individual and group therapy and will likely continue to need psychiatric support for the foreseeable future. Viktor will require a great deal of one-on-one attention and a long, slow transition into a new home. He sees his biological sister several times a year, which is an important connection for him.

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

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