This charming, fun-loving, teenager is BRENDON (09/98). He is quite the jokester and likes to pull practical jokes on others. brendon is a high achiever in school and earns extremely good grades.
He dreams of living in the country. He enjoys animals and his favorite pets are dogs. Brendon’s favorite possessions are Nerf dart Guns and basketballs. He is also very much into Football.
He says that he would like a family that allows him to have some space and time alone to unwind.
When he gets older he would love to be in the UFC or play professional football.
Brendon will need a family who is patient, persistent, able to assist in learning personal boundaries, and talented in advocating for him in public school. The family will need to be prepared for a transition that includes working with current service providers. A two parent home with older children would be great.
Could you be the forever family brendon is looking for?
Right now, more than 600 Kentucky children are living in foster homes, group homes and residential centers, waiting for adoptive families. That twice as many children compared to just three years ago. Most are school-aged and some have physical, mental or emotional disabilities. Many have experienced some degree of neglect or abuse and some are brothers and sisters who want to stay together. Their common bond is a strong desire to be part of a permanent, nurturing family.
The good news is that there has been a 40 percent increase in adoptions over the past year — 510 children were placed with new families through September of this year.
Raising children can be expensive, but there is help available for those who need it.
Wednesday’s Child Inc. is an independent, all volunteer, nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for these children, to expand public awareness about their plight, to recruit and inform prospective adoptive parents, to help bring children and families together, and to sustain families created through adoption.
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