Raising a child is hard work. It is an all-consuming job that usually does not allow for downtime or time off alone. But it can also be the most rewarding experience of your life. You will never replicate the experience or feel the type of love that you can receive from a child. All children deserve to experience that type of love from a family as well. But unfortunately, many children in foster care don’t always get that opportunity. This is where the Wednesday’s Child program comes into play.

Wednesday’s Child is a program that hopes to gain support and recruitment for current and future foster care and adoptive families. They use their resources to share children’s stories; sometimes older children are featured who may have a harder time finding their forever home.

This week’s Wednesday’s Child is 5-year-old Michael. He is described as smart, friendly and happy. He has a wonderful disposition and does well in school. He enjoys being a typical boy and playing with cars and anything Mickey Mouse.

He is currently living in a medical foster home where they can care for his more severe medical needs. He is seen by nurses, occupational, speech, and physical therapists. They work alongside the foster family to provide Michael the best care possible. More importantly, he is excelling and beating expectations for his development.

It was also reported that he is able to form bonds and attach with caregivers; he has a great attachment to his foster parents.

He would love to be adopted and his social worker knows how Michael would benefit from a forever home. Ideally, he would be the youngest child or only child. More information can be found at MARE: 617-964-MARE (6273) or at www.mareinc.org.

Spread the word, raise awareness, and advocate for the many children that are waiting or are a part of many lists and photolistings.