Name, age: Dominic, 11. Background: Dominic is a sweet and funny boy. He loves to draw and show his creative talents. A high-energy boy, he...

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Name, age: Dominic, 11.

Background: Dominic is a sweet and funny boy. He loves to draw and show his creative talents. A high-energy boy, he enjoys sports, especially basketball and soccer and quieter activities including playing chess and listening to music. He likes just about any food he can put hot sauce on. Going to church is important to him.

Despite many foster placements over the years, Dominic’s caring and thoughtful nature has allowed him to form relationships with new adults. He benefited from residential treatment, where he worked on social skills and communicating his feelings. Dominic is a role model in his current group care placement. Adoptive parents should support his ongoing counseling.

Now in the sixth grade, Dominic receives extra support for math, reading and social issues. He also participates in occupational and speech therapy. He would do best in a school that can provide the services he needs.

Needed: A understanding couple or single parent who understands developmental issues. His adoptive family needs to make sure he has opportunities to feel connected to his Native Alaska roots.

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.