Name, age: Peter, 7. Background: Peter is a charming boy who likes to joke around and be silly. He enjoys activities that require a lot...

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Name, age: Peter, 7.

Background: Peter is a charming boy who likes to joke around and be silly. He enjoys activities that require a lot of detailed work such as coloring complex pictures and doing puzzles.

Peter enjoys school and is doing well in first grade. Peter is very social and wants to have friends, but he needs supervision and positive direction. He benefits from weekly counseling.

His foster parent is committed to helping Peter make the transition to an adoptive family. As his caseworker explains, “Love alone will not fix Peter. He will need a skilled and committed family. He is a great little guy who really wants and deserves a family that won’t give up on him.”

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Peter has strong bonds with his three older biological sisters. They are being adopted separately but he would like to maintain contact with them.

Needed: A two-parent family with experienced parents. Peter would do best as the youngest in a small family where siblings are several years older. A big brother who could model positive behavior would be especially beneficial for him.

Contact: Northwest Adoption Exchange, 206-441-6822 or www.nwae.org.

Sunday’s Child profiles children in the Northwest Adoption Exchange, a Seattle-based nonprofit for children with special needs who are in state foster care in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho.