Wednesday’s Child: 9-Year-Old Kody

BOSTON (CBS) – Kody is a jovial 9-year-old Latino and Caucasian boy always with a ready smile and an interest in what’s going on around him. He enjoys interacting with people, likes to laugh and blow kisses.

He loves listening to music, as well as having someone sing to him. He happily claps along to his favorite tunes.

Kody is cognitively delayed and is working on increasing his speech and mobility. At this time, Kody can say a few words and can crawl. He is expressive in his body language. It is important that Kody live in a home that can be made wheelchair accessible so he can continue to enjoy the outdoors. Kody has tried therapeutic horseback riding a few times and has thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Kody also enjoys playing with interactive stuffed animals and toys.

Kody is doing well in his home and school setting where there is a lot of nurturing, affection and consistency. Kody has been able to develop strong, positive connections with his foster mother and other members of his foster family.

Kody’s social worker is hoping to find a single or two-parent adoptive family, with or without other children, who can help Kody reach his full potential. Legally free for adoption, Kody would add a lot of joy to a loving family who could care for his needs long-term.

To learn more about Kody, 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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