Kevin is a sensitive, handsome young boy with an adventurous spirit who is excited to be learning some English in school. He also loves climbing trees, playing soccer, riding bicycles and figuring out technology. Kevin is being prepared for adoption, recently saw his younger foster brother join an adoptive family, and often asks the social worker if and when he will have an adoptive family. Kevin is reportedly healthy, though during his infancy, he was hospitalized for reoccurring pneumonia infections and malnutrition. Kevin was in the care of his birth mother until September 2008, when it was determined that his living situation was unsafe. Kevin has expressed memories of living with his birth mother. He has been living with his foster family since that time and reportedly has a good relationship with them. Kevin is a lover of spicy foods and enjoys exploring. He is reported to have age appropriate physical development and advanced cognitive development. Kevin loves attending school and cheerfully gets himself ready for his day each morning. He is well liked by both his peers and teachers, has 3 best friends, and is described as a bright and responsible boy who is doing very well in his classes. Kevin is reportedly using more complex sentences, uses times tables and multiplis with 2 digits, expresses his feelings freely, and likes to ask questions and try new activities. He is waiting for a family who is knowledgeable of older child adoption issues including grief, loss, and trauma, and who can provide him with any resources he may need. http://holtinternational.org/blog/2012/08/the-big-picture-and-a-grand-little-drawing-help-kevin-find-a-family/
To adopt this child, there should be no more than 45 years age difference between the younger parent and the child. Families with no more than 2 children in the home preferred, though there may be flexibility on a case-by-case basis. * See country criteria for complete requirements.