Name, age: Trenton, 10. Background: Trenton is a bright child who loves to read. He's shy but once he is comfortable in a social setting...

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Name, age: Trenton, 10.

Background: Trenton is a bright child who loves to read. He’s shy but once he is comfortable in a social setting, people can see his playful, humorous side. He enjoys playing family games.

In the fourth grade, Trenton does well academically in school. When he feels overwhelmed socially, he turns to reading or other solo activities.

Trenton has always been respectful around others.

Therapeutic foster care is helping him prepare for adoption. He benefits from weekly counseling and would like to maintain contact with three older birth siblings.

Needed: A two-parent family with a stay-at-home parent who could give Trenton attention and guidance. Adoptive parents should be kind and patient, as well as firm and consistent in setting rules and limits. He misses his siblings and would like other children in the home.

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.