Name, age: Ty, 8. Background: Ty is an energetic boy who loves cars and auto racing. He's an avid fisherman, too, and enjoys spending weekends...

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Name, age: Ty, 8.

Background: Ty is an energetic boy who loves cars and auto racing. He’s an avid fisherman, too, and enjoys spending weekends out on the water. A gifted artist, he enjoys sketching and making elaborate paper airplanes. He likes being part of a family and takes pride in helping with chores.

In the third grade, Ty’s favorite subjects are math and science. His reading skills are above average; he enjoys chapter books. It will be important for adoptive parents to advocate for his educational needs and to help him with homework.

Ty benefits from weekly counseling.

Needed: Single parents or couples. Ty would like a family with big brothers. He is very interested in having a pet.

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.