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Sunday’s Child: Faith, 5, wants a family to read to her

My name is Faith. I enjoy it when someone reads to me. I like to keep busy.

Faith is a 5-year-old of Hispanic descent who is described as likable and engaging and not shy. She loves to laugh. She does very well with one-on-one attention, and on her own, her favorite activities are playing games on the computer, doing puzzles, watching TV, and having stories read to her.

Faith is doing well in her current foster home where she is the youngest child with a large gap between her and the next-oldest child. She has been diagnosed with a behavioral disorder and will need structure and consistency in her new home. She tends to cry and have tantrums when she does not get her way. But she thrives when kept busy and involved in extracurricular activities.

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Faith also does well in her preschool setting and has no developmental delays. She is bright and engaging and makes friends easily. She attends weekly therapy to help her with past trauma and managing her behaviors.

Faith is active and loves the outdoors. She would do well in any family constellation where she is the only child or significantly youngest child. She also needs a family who will help her maintain contact with her older sisters, birth mother, and grandmother.

Adoption open house

Next Saturday, March 8, at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Dorchester, the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange will host an Adoption Information Open House.

Designed especially for those new to the idea of adoption, the 11 a.m.-2 p.m. program at 650 Dudley St. gives adults the opportunity to learn about adoption from experienced adoptive families and local social workers. Learn about the adoption process, the hundreds of children who are waiting for families, and the support services available for adoptive families and children.

Light refreshments are included. The open house, like adoption from foster care, is free.

For more information about Faith or about adoption from foster care, or to RSVP to the open house, call 617-542-3678 or visit www.mareinc.org.

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