Name, age: David, 13. Background: David enjoys playing football and riding his bike with his foster siblings. He is thriving with his foster...

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Name, age: David, 13.

Background: David enjoys playing football and riding his bike with his foster siblings. He is thriving with his foster dad as a positive role model.

In the eighth grade, David receives extra support to help him academically and behaviorally. Last year, he earned average grades.

David needs involved parents and does best with close supervision in a structured environment. Parents can help direct him to friends who are good influences. He would benefit from family counseling during the adoption transition.

Needed: A single father or couple with an active dad. Previous parenting experience would be especially helpful. David would do best as an only child or the youngest of older teenage or adult siblings who can model behavior.

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.