A Family for Me
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Born in 1996, Sara is a fun and engaging young woman who has benefited from living in a predictable, structured environment the past few years. Her foster parent describes her as having a “youthfulness that makes you smile.”
Sara has a lively sense of humor and is willing to learn new things. She enjoys singing, dancing and listening to music, especially country tunes. She has done swimming, canoeing, kayaking and horseback riding and likes cooking, arts and crafts, visiting farm animals and attending church.
She receives special-education support in the mainstream and always tries her best in school.
She would do best in a two-parent family with one stay-at-home parent. She is a “homebody” who likes to be kept busy. Her adoptive parents should be experienced with parenting children with behavioral problems. She is making great strides and the adults who work with her find that growth to be rewarding. An adoption subsidy may be available through the Department of Health and Human Services.

An intelligent, active boy born in 1995, Joey enjoys his free time and being outdoors. He is creative, imaginative and likes to explore. He is engaging with a unique sense of humor. He has blonde hair, hazel eyes and a wide grin.
Joey loves nature. He enjoys catching different kinds of frogs and toads and comparing them. It doesn’t take long for him to get dirty and that is when he seems happiest. Like most boys his age, he also enjoys video games, in particular ones that involve adventure and playing on the computer. He also likes to go to the movies, with “Iron Man” and “The Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian” as his recent favorites. Joey also enjoys swimming, bowling and listening to all kinds of music; his favorite group is Maroon 5.
Joey does well in school and is mainstreamed in most of his classes. He receives help with math, reading and writing. He cherishes artwork he’s done and hangs some on his bedroom walls.
The best family for Joey is one with two parents and older children. He does well with a structured routine and a rewards-based plan or motivational chart. An adoption subsidy may be available for the most appropriate family selected for Joey.

Sara and Joey are two of the 149 children currently in Maine Department of Health and Human Service’s care who are seeking an adoptive family. Based in Gardiner, A Family for ME is a nonprofit program that works in collaboration with MDHHS. For more information, contact A Family for ME toll free at 1-877-505-0545 or visit www.AFamilyForMe.org and see the Heart Gallery of photographs of some of the many children awaiting adoption.

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