- LocationNorth Carolina
- Case #Chad
Brothers Chad and Charlie were born in August 2002 and January 2009 respectively. Both are healthy and developmentally on target.
Update November 2017: Chad is a kind, intelligent, and polite boy who struggles with maintaining a positive self-esteem. He gained admission into a school for foreign languages where he is currently in 8th grade and is learning English and Spanish. In English he is able to introduce himself, count, and recite the alphabet, and he knows enough words and phrases to lead a simple conversation. Chads favorite activity is soccer, although he also enjoys reading, playing card games, chess, watching TV, and riding his bicycle.
Charlie is a smart, friendly, talkative boy who is quick to smile. He reads, writes, and communicates very well. He is in 2nd grade this year and his foster mother notes that his attention and focus are much improved. Charlie enjoys playing soccer, reading, riding his bicycle, playing tag, watching cartoons, and coloring.
Both brothers welcome the chance to be adopted by a forever family, however given how long they have been waiting, Chad has begun to feel hopeless that this will ever happen.
Update July 2017: Chad continues to be a respectful teen who follows rules and strives to please others. He shows a maturity greater than expected based on his age. Chad has difficulty asserting himself and voicing his needs and is working on improving his overall self-esteem. He enjoys participating in football games with his peers but most prefers reading books, especially those about sports, geography, and science fiction. A student in 7th grade he shows great ambition and motivation for success in all subjects. Chad has some anxiety about his future.
Charlie is a confident boy who shows improved self-control and emotional balance. He engages well with others and often takes on a leadership role with peers. Charlie is a 1st grade student who shows great capability for learning all required material, but sometimes makes mistakes due to inattention. He dreams of becoming a famous football player.
Both boys have some ambivalence about the idea of adoption, mostly related to their fear of the unknown.
Update November 2015: Our in-country representative visited the brothers and found them to be well-behaved, lively and radiant. Their foster mother describes Chad as respectful, polite, kind and smart. Chad had significant academic gaps when he came into state care and repeated third grade. He is now in sixth grade and has overcome any academic delays. Chad loves to play soccer, chess and cards, and spending time with friends.
Charlie is a chatty, active boy who will enter first grade next year. He can add and subtract to 12, recite poems and retell stories. He likes to play chess or other games with his brother, prefers sweets to all other foods, and wants to be a police man when he grows up.
Both boys are intelligent and positive and will thrive in a forever family.
2015: Chad is a positive, emotionally balanced teen who has good focus and attention as well as spatial and temporal orientation. He can carry out a sequence of instructions and shows imagination and creativity in completing assigned tasks. He speaks with an expansive vocabulary, has rich knowledge in a variety of subjects, and is interested in learning new things. Chad has active social relationships with peers and adults. He loves sports, especially soccer, and enjoys reading (encyclopedias are his favorite). Chad has completed fifth grade with excellent grades. He is an ambitious student who prepares and presents projects and participates in competitions where he wins prizes.
Charlie is a sensitive, interactive boy who attends Kindergarten. He identifies colors, shapes and sizes, can count, recognizes letters and writes the names of family members. Chad has good social and communication skills, makes conversation, has friends, and loves to play soccer, draw, and construct things.
Chad and Charlie are deeply attached to each other and to the foster family where they have lived since January 2012. Their foster mother reports that she has no difficulties in parenting the boys and that they have no behavioral challenges. Prior to their placement in the foster home, the boys were raised by their birth family. Chad is responsible and protective toward Charlie and Charlie seeks Chad's approval and support. Both of them have developed a positive view of adoption, but insist that they must not be separated from one another.
Chad Weight April 2017: 45 kg Chad Height April 2017: 166 cm
Charlie Weight April 2017: 26 kg Charlie Height April 2017: 125 cm
THIS CHILD MUST BE ADOPTED FROM THE FOREIGN COUNTRY OF HIS/HER RESIDENCE.
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