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Wednesday’s Child: 14-Year-Old Patrick

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BOSTON (CBS) – Patrick is a sweet and lovable 14-year-old Caucasian boy who makes connections with others. He is sought after by friends to join in a game or to create one of his own. Patrick is always willing to include others and shares his belongings willingly.

Patrick has a creative imagination. He enjoys LEGOS, action figures, Bey Blades, video games and engaging in fantasy based play with peers. He enjoys doing activities in the community. He has done well on trips to museums where he likes learning about various topics from dinosaurs to Egypt.

He also enjoys going out to dinner and the movies. This fall, he had fun going on a hay ride and visiting the Enchanted Village at Jordan’s Furniture.

Patrick has been diagnosed with high functioning Autistic Disorder. He participates in individual, occupational, and speech therapy, and benefits from a specialized classroom in school.

Over the past year Patrick has displayed more control and less impulsivity. He does well with a reward system in which he earns points and prizes using a chart to keep his routines on track. When he is upset or overwhelmed, Patrick is able to seek out adults and express his feelings in a clear and perceptive manner.

Legally free for adoption, Patrick would do best in a two-parent home of any constellation.

To learn more about Patrick, 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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