Name, age: Ross, 11. Background: Ross enjoys just about any sport, whether the game is organized or spontaneous. He likes playing outdoors...

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Name, age: Ross, 11.

Background: Ross enjoys just about any sport, whether the game is organized or spontaneous. He likes playing outdoors and riding his bike.

In the sixth grade, Ross benefits from additional academic support, especially in math and reading. He is working on problem-solving and developing social skills.

He does best with a structured routine and clear rules, expectations and limits.

Counseling is helping him prepare for adoption. He would like to maintain contact with biological brothers and a paternal grandmother.

Needed: A two-parent or single-dad family where Ross would be the youngest child. He needs lots of parental time and attention. Adoptive parents must be patient as it might take time for Ross to learn to trust them.

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.