Young boy stands outside on pavement and holds up peace sign

Meet Zayn! Zane needs a family with plenty of love and care to give, and he is expected to thrive in a family environment!

Zayn is nine years old and he has lived with the same foster family for the last four years. Zayn’s caregivers describe him as outgoing, talkative, joyful and easy-going. His latest report says he is doing well in school. He has an earnest attitude towards learning, and he works hard at all his classes. Zayn also has perfect attendance! His favorite subjects include earth science and physical education. In his free time, Zayn enjoys playing basketball and riding bikes. He has a close bond with his foster father, where they enjoy laughing and being goofy with one another.

When Zayn is upset, he can explain why he is feeling down. He might feel sad because he has a lot of homework, or because he had a conflict with a friend. However, after speaking with his foster parents about the situation, he feels calm and comfortable again. Zayn needs a family who is committed to helping him regulate his emotions so he can navigate the world with a sense of belonging. Zayn wants a family of his own!

An ideal adoptive family for Zayn needs to understand the impacts of developmental trauma and multiple placements. The family should utilize TBRI® parenting techniques, especially connection before correction. If you are interested in learning more about Zayn, please email our waiting child team at [email protected]! Zayn’s face is covered here due to country restrictions on privacy, but our staff have more photos and videos to share with prospective families.

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