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Sunday’s Child: Jorge, 17, hopes for a home, pets, and college

My name is Jorge. I am thinking about where I would like to attend college.

Jorge is 17, inquisitive, and extremely bright. He is a lot of fun to be with: talkative, engaging, intelligent. He enjoys a myriad of activities such as Sudoku, puzzles, board and computer games, horseback riding, cooking, managing his finances, gardening and caring for pets. At his residential program he is considered an excellent athlete, a very hard worker, and a responsible young man.

Jorge is in his junior year of high school and is already looking at colleges; he would like to become a chemist. He is an honor roll student and gets along well with his peers and his teachers.

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Jorge, who is of Latino descent, would benefit from a home where he is the only child and can get a lot of attention. He would like a family that has a cat or a dog (or both!). He relates better to men than to women but would like a mom and dad family who are active and encourage and enjoy sports — and wishes for a family that will take him to the beach often. Jorge will need to maintain sibling connections.

November marks National Adoption Month

Celebrate adoption this month. Over 119,000 children and teens are in foster care in the United States waiting to be adopted. National Adoption Day in Massachusetts is Nov. 22, and over 150 children who have been in foster care will be adopted into loving families in courthouses across the state.

National Adoption Day is a national day of celebration of adoptive families and an opportunity for courts to open their doors and finalize the adoptions of children from foster care. Since 2000, more than 30,000 children have had their adoptions finalized on this day. Policymakers, judges, staff, families, and volunteers come together to celebrate adoption in communities large and small all across the nation.

To learn more about Jorge, National Adoption Day, and adoption from foster care, call the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) at 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or visit www.mareinc.org.

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