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Wednesday’s Child: Dakota and Hunter

By Jack Williams, WBZ-TV
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BOSTON (CBS) – Dakota and Hunter are likeable, red-haired Caucasian siblings in need of a family that can keep up with two active boys. These siblings currently live in separate foster homes, and their social worker would like to find a permanent home where they can grow up together. Despite the multiple transitions they have had, they have both adjusted well to their foster homes. They have the ability to connect to a new family.

Polite and well-liked, Dakota is a healthy 14-year-old who loves playing basketball. He can be quiet at times and enjoys going fishing and exploring nature. Dakota gets along well with adults and peers. He is working hard in school to stay focused and pay attention in small groups. Dakota tries hard and is making good progress in reading and language arts with the help of an Individualized Education Plan. Dakota hopes to join the military when he turns 18.

Hunter, 12, is also well-liked in his foster home and in school. He likes to play basketball with his brother at the Boys and Girls Club. He loves video games and movies. Hunter is great with his hands, and enjoys building with LEGOS and Lincoln Logs. He is a pet lover and participates in animal therapy.

These brothers are legally free for adoption and are ready to be placed in a two-parent home with a mom and dad in which there are either older or no other children. Both boys like animals and would do well in a home with pets. They would do best in a strong but nurturing family that encourages their strengths and gives them the emotional support to help address their needs. A family is being sought that will consider some contact with their biological father, possibly for one or two visits a year.

To learn more about Dakota and Hunter, 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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