Christian is a friendly, sweet, active ten year old, who enjoys playing outdoors with anything sports related, going swimming, and just being around other children and adults.
Christian like many children loves to play video games on the play station and lists his favorite snacks such as Takis, Mexican sweet bread, and anything spicy, he is also a fan of Anime with Dragon Ball Z being one he enjoys the most.
Christian loves going to the zoo, as he is fascinated with all of the exotic and rare animals he can see. A zoo trip there will always bring the biggest smile to his face.
Christian is very excited of the idea of being adopted and says he’s always wanted older siblings as he would love to be the youngest in the home. He would also like to have the older siblings & cousins to act as role models.
He would like a family that travels, as he would like to make beautiful and everlasting memories of the time spent together as a family. The perspective adoptive family is one who loves outdoor activities and would support Christian playing team sports like soccer, football, and going to visit the zoo.
If you think you could be a forever family for Christian or another Texas child, please contact the department at 1-800-233-3405, for more information about adoption or visit www.adoptchildren.org where the schedule of adoption information meetings for Texas are posted.
There are currently 117,000 children waiting to be adopted in the United States. They range in age from infants to 21 years old (in some states). The average age of a child in foster care is more than 8 years old.
Nearly one-quarter of children in foster care will be adopted, many by their foster parents.
However, each year, approximately 20,000 youth will age out of the foster care system when they turn 18 or 21, or when they finish high school (depending upon the state in which they live.) These children are at increased risk of poor educational outcomes, experiencing homelessness, and being unemployed.
The prospective foster/adoptive parents may be single or married and must:
be at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults,
complete an application (staff will assist you, if you prefer),
share information regarding their background and lifestyle,
provide relative and non-relative references,
show proof of marriage and/or divorce (if applicable),
agree to a home study which includes visits with all household members,
allow staff to complete a criminal history background check and an abuse/neglect check on all adults in the household, and
attend free training to learn about issues of abused and neglected children.