Saturday’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.

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Name, age: Sean, 12.

Background: Sean is a sweet, engaging, eager-to-please boy with a good sense of humor. He loves family pets, especially dogs, and enjoys board games, art projects, building blocks, toy cars and stuffed animals. Sean functions like a much younger child and needs adult supervision and guidance. He gets along well with his peers and is successful at school in a classroom for children with developmental and behavioral needs and some general education classes.

Needed: Active family with consistent, stable home where Sean would be the youngest child, with strong advocacy skills to connect him with resources to reach his full potential.

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