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    Sunday’s Child is Chris, 14, who aims to go to college

    Chris, 14.
    Chris, 14.

    My name is Chris. Animals have helped me through some hard times.

    Christopher, or Chris, as he likes to be called, is an active, creative 14-year-old willing to try new things. This winter he tried cross-country skiing and had a great time learning (he’s a natural athlete).

    Expressive and with an excellent singing voice, Chris has performed in school plays. He enjoys listening to music, dancing, and getting outdoors to go fishing. He is not sure what he would like to do when he grows up, but his ambition is to go to college. In school, Chris has an Individualized Education Program to help him meet his academic goals for writing and math.

    Chris lives in a group home but wants badly to be part of a family. He is of Hispanic-Caucasian descent and still has contact and periodic visits with his birth mother and grandmother; he would like a family that will support this arrangement.


    Chris would do well with a single parent or two-parent family; he gets along well with children of any age. Chris is an animal lover and would especially like a family with pets.

    Take a swing for kids

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    On Monday, Aug. 18, the Knights of Pythias fraternal organization is hosting its sixth annual golf tournament, helping MARE find adoptive homes for children in foster care.

    At Poquoy Brook Country Club in Lakeville, you can golf, be a sponsor, enjoy a lobster and steak dinner, take a chance in the raffles, auctions, or in a $10,000 hole-in-one contest. Entry is $150 per player, $550 per foursome.

    Go to for details and registration.

    To learn more about Chris and adoption from foster care, call 617-54-ADOPT (617-542-3678) or go to