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Wednesday’s Child: 11-Year-Old Hector

By Jack Williams, WBZ-TV
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BOSTON (CBS) – Hector is an athletic 11-year-old boy of Hispanic descent with a great sense of humor. He loves to skateboard, ride his bicycle, and participate in adventurous activities. He also enjoys hanging out with his friends, going to the movies, bowling, and arcades. When he wants to relax, Hector plays video games and watches television. Hector is a fan of Canobie Lake Park and enjoys driving the bumper car. Hector can shy away from trying new things at first, but once comfortable, he will participate.

Hector is seeking an adoptive family who might share some of his interests, but most importantly, would be able to support his needs. School can be difficult for Hector because of his significant delays, but he does well with written rules and routines. Despite his disabilities, his teachers report that he places great effort in his work and he completes assignments to the best of his abilities. Hector responds well to incentives, and even small rewards help to encourage him.

Hector takes pride in his abilities. He has been a great helper with the younger children in his foster mother’s day care. Hector also enjoys working on his Spanish skills. His current foster parents are bilingual, so he has been making great strides in his comprehension and speaking abilities.

Legally free for adoption, Hector would benefit from a two-parent, experienced family with at least one father in the home and no other children or only those who are much older. The ideal family for Hector would help him maintain contact with his birth family and other important connections he has made in his life, to help him to reach his fullest potential.

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

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