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SUNDAY’S CHILD

Sunday’s Child is Jon, 14

My name is Jonathan. Please call me Jon! My favorite thing to do is hip-hop dancing.

Jon is 14, with a contagious smile and a remarkable sense of humor. He enjoys many activities including music, singing, dancing, art, sports, and fashion. And like most 14-year-olds, he likes playing video games and going to the movies.

Charming and empathic toward others, Jon has a curious nature that comes through in thought-provoking conversations and questions. He is very interested in trying new things and will take the appropriate time to start something new. He is an easygoing adolescent, yet he occasionally struggles with behaviors when things do not go as he believes they should.

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Jon enjoys being around people and his peers enjoy his company; he has made great strides with his peer relationships. He attends a therapeutic day school and would love to transition to public school. He is performing close to grade level in language arts and math, which he says is his favorite subject.

Jon, who is of African-American and Hispanic descent, would prefer to be in a single- or two-dad family that will support his ever-evolving plans for the future and love him unconditionally.

Fun run for adoption

On Sunday, May 18, at Jordan’s Furniture, Revolutionary Drive, East Taunton, there will be a 5K WALK/RUN for Adoption to help the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange find adoptive families for children and youths in foster care.

Register now for a morning full of fun starting at 10. The competitive run consists of three laps around a flat, paved 1-mile loop. (Race timing and results provided by Timing Plus New England.) Prizes will go to the three fastest women and men.

A family-friendly 5K walk will follow the start of the run. An afterparty will include refreshments, raffles, arts and crafts, face painting, a DJ, and more. Register at www.MARE
WalkRunForAdoption.org.

To learn more about Jon, about adoption from foster care, or the WALK/RUN, call 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or go to www.mareinc.org.

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